New Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke at Tuesday's White House press briefing, opening by talking about the Venezuelan vice president Tareck El Aissami and sanctions. He also answered questions about sanctions on Russia.
Venezuelan activist was released on Thursday from the Krome Detention Center in Miami-Dade. Coello, 22, was allegedly tortured by the Nicolás Maduro regime in 2014. He fled to the U.S. in 2015 and was in the process of seeking political asylum. He was detained by immigration officials on Wednesday.
Venezuelans have been taking to the streets since early April demanding elections, the sacking of Supreme Court judges and freedom for political prisoners. Hundreds of people have been arrested and a handful have been killed during the widespread protests.
Hundreds of police officers and soldiers were deployed on the Libertador Avenue, one of the main avenues in Caracas, to block the anti-government protest organized by the Venezuelan opposition to Presidente Nicolas Maduro.