Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

CUCUTA, Colombia/URENA, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro fired tear gas and rubber pellets at opposition supporters seeking to bring foreign aid over the Colombian border on Saturday, as the country’s socialist government defied international pressure … Continue reading Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

As 2020 candidates turn left, some Democrats worry about the center

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Liberal Democratic presidential contenders’ rush to embrace the left’s most ambitious proposals has some Democrats worried there could be a price to pay when they try to defeat President Donald Trump next year. FILE PHOTO: Representative-elect Alexandria … Continue reading As 2020 candidates turn left, some Democrats worry about the center

U.S. threatens new sanctions on Venezuela if aid convoys blocked-official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government could announce new sanctions to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as early as next week unless his military defies orders to block convoys of humanitarian aid planned for this weekend, a senior administration official … Continue reading U.S. threatens new sanctions on Venezuela if aid convoys blocked-official

As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation. The United … Continue reading As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two