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Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a news conference to call on Congress to cut funding for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2019.

Rep. Ilhan Omar had a heated exchange with Trump’s Venezuela envoy over his role in the US’s violent history in Central America

In a contentious exchange, freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar attacked longtime Republican foreign-policy official Elliott Abrams over his past.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to soldiers at a military exercise in Maracaibo, February 6, 2019.

Venezuela’s ‘king-maker’ is fraying, and nobody knows what comes next

The institution keeping President Nicolas Maduro in power is straining under foreign and domestic pressure, but whether or how it breaks is unknown.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with ministers in Caracas

The Bank of England has refused to give back $1.56 billion in Venezuelan gold after countries around the world say the regime is illegitimate

The Bank of England is said to have frozen Venezuelan gold assets worth $1.56 billion in another blow to the regime of Nicolas Maduro.
National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks as US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin looks on during a briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 28, 2019.

US sanctions on Venezuela could lead to higher gas prices

A US crackdown on foreign oil exports could lead to higher prices at the pump.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro refused to call new elections and threatened to plunge his country into violence in an interview with Spanish channel laSexta on Sunday.

Maduro refuses Europe’s ultimatum to call new elections in Venezuela and threatens a White House ‘stained with blood’ if Trump inter...

EU countries demanded Nicolás Maduro call new elections by Sunday. He refused. Donald Trump is considering sending US troops to Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with senior military commanders during a military exercise in Puerto Cabello on Sunday.

John Bolton says Venezuela’s Maduro could end up in a ‘beach area like Guantánamo’

The US has ratcheted up the pressure on Nicolás Maduro recently, and its national security adviser seems to be hinting at more severe consequences.
Guaidó waves to supporters at a rally in eastern Caracas on January 25. He declared himself Venezuela's interim president last week.

Venezuela’s ‘interim president’ set himself 3 tests to secure power. He just changed the hardest one to something he already has.

Juan Guaidó used to say he needed military backing to unseat Nicolás Maduro. He has quietly replaced that with the National Assembly, which he leads.
Then-Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams being sworn in at Iran-Contra hearings.

Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American histor...

Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference at Milaflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 25, 2019.

Venezuela’s Maduro claims Trump tried to have him killed by the Colombian government and mafia

"Donald Trump has without doubt given an order to kill me and has told the government of Colombia and the Colombian mafia to kill me," Maduro said.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, pictured in Caracas in February 2018, has been taking measures to undermine his opponent Juan Guaidó.

Venezuela’s Maduro has been blacking out social media — and sometimes the whole internet — to stifle his US-backed opposition

Blocking the internet could severely hamper Juan Guaidó, since Nicolás Maduro's government already controls most of the country's media outlets.