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President Donald Trump has repeatedly described Venezuela as a threat to the US and the region, and when asked on Tuesday about how he plans to address that threat, Trump took a swipe at the Venezuelan military.
Since Trump's unexpected declaration that military action was an option in Venezuela, the US government has kept the pressure up, but the region is widely resistant to military intervention.
People are leaving one-star reviews for Salt Bae’s restaurant after he served steak to Venezuela’s president
The celebrity chef known as "Salt Bae" is being slammed on TripAdvisor for welcoming Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to his restaurant while Venezuela faces food shortages. The videos on Twitter and Instagram with Maduro he posted were quickly deleted.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ate at the Istanbul restaurant of Salt Bae — real name Nusret Gokce — on Monday. Food at the restaurant, Nusr Et, is very expensive, giving Maduro's decision to eat there a striking contrast to Venezuela's hyperinflation, powers cuts, and food shortages.
Trump admin officials reportedly met secretly with Venezuelan military leaders who were plotting a coup
Trump administration officials reportedly met in secret with Venezuelan military officials to discuss plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. A report from the New York Times says officials did not ultimately go through with the coup, the meetings could damage relations with Venezuela.
A Sky News investigation found that most sex workers in a Colombian brothel were Venezuelans who had fled the country's economic turmoil. The report says they have no visas so work illegally to make ends meet.
A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild — and it’s not bitcoin or the petro
Each month, 200 merchants are signing up to accept the cryptocurrency dash in Venezuela, according to the Dash Core Group, and the rate of adoption is accelerating.
According to US Geological Survey, large earthquakes in the region are rare, and this was the largest in over a century.
Venezuela’s mass exodus has sparked violence, and countries are sending in more troops to deal with it
After violent attacks on Venezuelan migrants over the weekend, Brazil is adding more troops to the force it has dispatched to deal with a wave of Venezuelans entering the country.
On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans to raise the minimum wage and create a single exchange rate pegged to his government's petro-backed cryptocurrency, which would effectively devalue Venezuelan money by 96%.