North Dakota sues Biden admin for oil and gas lease moratorium

U.S. 07/11/21, 16:17

North Dakota sued the Biden administration on July 7 for not granting new oil and gas leases on public land. A document filed at the U.S. District Court for North Dakota's Western Division accused the moratorium of significantly hindering the local economy. The Peace Garden State is the nation's second-largest oil producing ...

Migrants with young children cross Rio Grande border daily

Central America 05/13/21, 02:08

A surge of border crossings continues to create problems for the Biden administration as dramatic footage captured by Fox News shows refugees, including young children, crossing the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas, on Monday, May 10. "You see the steady stream of people coming across the border with Mexico entering ...

Biden eases sanctions imposed by Trump on Maduro’s regime in Venezuela

South America 02/05/21, 07:18

The Treasury Department issued an official document dated Feb. 2, authorizing "certain local operations necessary for the functioning of ports and airports" in Venezuela, which had been previously suspended by former President Donald Trump. The Biden administration softened the U.S.'s position on Maduro's dictatorial regime by granting facilities for its ...

President Trump signs an executive order protecting Venezuelans in the US

U.S. 01/20/21, 13:10

As part of the latest administrative determinations President Trump signed an executive order preventing Venezuelans on U.S. soil from being deported, arguing the precarious living conditions in Venezuela under the government of Nicolás Maduro. "The autocratic government of Nicolás Maduro has consistently violated the sovereign freedoms possessed by the Venezuelan people. ...

Vice President Pence ‘proud’ Trump administration avoided starting a new war

Central America 01/19/21, 01:45

America’s second-highest-ranking official congratulated the president for peacefully leading the nation throughout his first term. Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Trump for doing everything in his power to avoid creating new international military confrontations. "I am proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is ...

Venezuela gets tough hit: US diverts four tankers with Iranian fuel

South America 08/15/20, 12:58

The United States managed to intercept and divert four tankers thus thwarting another attempt by Venezuela's dictator, Nicolás Maduro, to import oil from Iran in violation of the sanctions imposed on his regime. U.S. Judge Jeb Boasberg issued the order to seize more than 1.1 million barrels of petroleum transported on ...

US envoy blasts Venezuela seat on UN Human Rights Council

South America 10/18/19, 13:26

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Venezuela’s election to the Human Rights Council “is an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela.” Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday, Oct. 17, despite a campaign ...

Pompeo, Freeland address China, Venezuela, and Russia

Politics 08/22/19, 20:52

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that President Donald Trump brought up China's detainment of Canadians directly with China's leader and said the Trump administration is working "diligently" to return them to Canada. Pompeo made the remarks during a news conference in Ottawa with Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia ...

Experts warn of child ‘genocide’ in Venezuela

South America 07/13/19, 13:35

Infant mortality under Nicolás Maduro's regime in Venezuela has soared to the point that analysts are already talking about genocide.  Experts warn that the deterioration of medical and food supplies under Maduro's regime is causing conditions that were already eradicated and turning common diseases into deadly plagues, especially for the most ...

The Bank of Venezuela and the so-called cryptocurrency petro

South America 07/11/19, 16:50

Will the Bank of Venezuela be able to operate with the "petro"? That is the question that both market agents and politicians ask themselves when faced with the last order given by socialist leader Nicolás Maduro for the country's largest bank to operate with the cryptocurrency. Certainly, Maduro's announcement on July ...

‘There are Russian troops in Venezuela,’ says admiral

South America 07/10/19, 14:51

Admiral Craig Faller, head of the U.S. Armed Forces Southern Command, confirmed Tuesday the presence of Russian troops in Venezuela, according to Agencia EFE. "There are Russian troops and there are Russian defense contractors in Venezuela, supporting Maduro's regime," Faller denounced during a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. At ...

Venezuelan agricultural industry on the brink of collapse

South America 07/08/19, 15:05

The shortage of gasoline that has paralyzed Venezuela since May has forced dozens of Venezuelan agricultural producers to reduce their area of cultivation, farmer Joandry Santiago told the New York Times. The agricultural industry is on the verge of collapse, threatening with "more hunger and malnutrition" a population where 50% eat ...

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