- President Donald Trump has struck a more aggressive stance on Venezuela during his first year in office.
- There are signs his economic sanctions are having some effect, but sanctions leveled against individual officials don’t appear to have cut into the Venezuelan president’s backing.
- Venezuela’s economy is set to continue deteriorating, but what effect that will have on its political scene is not yet clear.
President Donald Trump has reportedly deemed Venezuela one of his top three national-security priorities, alongside North Korea and Iran. And throughout his first year in office, Trump has taken an aggressive stance toward the fraying South American country’s government.
Trump has sanctioned dozens of Venezuelan officials, including government ministers and military officers, since he took office — including the vice president, who was accused of involvement in international drug trafficking, and President Nicolas Maduro himself, whom the Trump administration has labeled a “dictator.”
Read the whole story from Business Insider.
Featured image courtesy of AP
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE READING.
Your subscription is important and supports our editorial integrity and our 100% veteran writing team. Advertisers these days are afraid of being associated with controversial news outlets, like us, that take a stand. Your subscription is vital to ensuring we can continue to publish the courageous apolitical news we are known and respected for as former combat veterans.Subscribe or login