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Juan Guaidó smiling (© Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

OAS approves Guaidó representative as Venezuela’s envoy

A vote in the Organization of American States has deepened the international isolation of Nicolás Maduro and his cronies in Venezuela.
Large crowd gathering for demonstration in Venezuela (© Natacha Pisarenko/AP Images)

Venezuelans turn out in force to protest Maduro

Shortages of water, food and medicine have created a humanitarian disaster in Venezuela, with millions displaced or suffering from malnutrition.
An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
Cars and trucks on street in front of bank (State Dept.)video

U.S. sanctions Iranian network [video]

The U.S. has disrupted a network of Iranian front companies and will continue to enforce sanctions to block financing of state-sponsored terrorist groups.
Man at microphone (State Dept.)video

U.S. sanctions Venezuela’s national development bank [video]

The U.S. has sanctioned BANDES, Venezuela's national development bank, following the unlawful detention of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.
Soldiers escorting a family over a border (© Martin Mejia/AP Images)

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan police have left Maduro

Growing numbers of Venezuelan security personnel have abandoned their country's corrupt regime, which clings to power through force amid a deepening crisis.
Brian Hook standing by river (State Dept.)video

Special Representative Hook’s message to Iran on water management [video]

In this video, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook presents some of the devastating effects of Iran's mismanagement of water resources.
People in a crowd clapping (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

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.