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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan bank following arrest of Guaidó aide

The United States responds to former President Nicolás Maduro's illegal arrest of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.
Gold mining facility in Venezuela (© Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan gold mining company

Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle have been enriching themselves by illegally mining gold in Venezuela. New sanctions aim to stop them.
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China targets intellectuals in bid to eradicate Uighur culture

Kamaltürk Yalqun is searching for his father, a leading Uighur intellectual and scholar who disappeared in China's crackdown against ethnic minorities.
People standing on a balcony draped with the Venezuelan flag (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro’s ex-vice president aided drug dealers, charges say

Former vice president of Venezuela and international drug kingpin Tareck El Aissami has been charged with violating U.S. sanctions.
Pompeo at a lectern addressing an audience (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: U.S. energy doesn’t come with strings

Speaking at an energy conference, Secretary Pompeo set out the benefits of the United States' being a world leader in energy production.
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Chinese officials force Muslims to make impossible choice

As part of the ongoing repression suffered by Uighurs and other ethnic minority Muslims in China, they are forced to violate their religious practices.
Juan Guaidó, Ivan Duque and Mike Pence holding hands (© Martin Mejia/AP Images)

Pence to Venezuelans: ‘We are with you 100 percent’

Vice President Pence met with Venezuela's interim President Guaidó in Colombia, where Pence announced additional humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans.
Child standing between two women in robes (© Osman Orsal/Reuters)

China’s crackdown on Uighurs extends its borders

China is reaching across borders and invading the sovereignty of other countries to harass and threaten Uighurs living abroad.
A stack of tomatoes sitting in front of two tall stacks of cash (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Life in Venezuela becomes unaffordable [graphic]

When money loses value, life becomes expensive. In Venezuela, mismanagement has led to hyperinflation where people cannot afford basic goods.