While the United States has sent aid to Venezuelans, Maduro threatens to block the aid from entering his country. Meanwhile, Cuba is helping to keep Maduro in power.
Publicly, Russia and China continue to support Venezuela’s embattled Marxist leader, Nicolás Maduro. But privately they are moving to cut their losses as his exit appears more likely and more imminent.
VIDEO - As the brutal and repressive Marxist-Leninist regime of Nicolás Maduro implodes, Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó offers his country the “alternative” of a milder version of socialism. Foreignt correspondent Alex Newman breaks the news that Guaidó is a member of the political party Voluntad Popular (Spanish for Popular Will), which is a member of the Socialist International – the largest network of socialist and communist parties around the world.
While the brutal Maduro regime oppressing the people of Venezuela implodes, concerns about the foreign-backed interim president’s own socialist pedigree are growing within the nation and beyond.
The impact of sanctions applied to Venezuela’s oil company PdVSA is already beginning to be felt, from drivers in Caracas to Gulf Coast refineries to China’s Communist Party head Xi Jinping and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday that it would apply further sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company in order to starve the Maduro regime of income.
The White House has officially recognized National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela, but it will take more than that to oust Marxist dictator Maduro.