U.S. steps up pressure on Maduro as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

Supporters listen to Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido during a news conference at a square in Caracas, Venezuela January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States on Friday signaled it was ready to step up economic measures to try to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power as some U.S. diplomats left the embassy in Caracas and Russia vowed to back its socialist South American ally. The U.S. Treasury Department stopped short of announcing a […]

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