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.
Venezuela's opposition is asking demonstrators to shut down all traffic for two hours Friday to protest the point-blank shooting death by the national guard of a 22-year-old man identified as David Vallenilla on Thursday.
A video circulating on social media allegedly shows the moment a 17-year-old protester was shot by the Venezuelan national guard during a clash in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela on June 19, 2017.
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles tweeted out a video, on June 13, 2017, that allegedly shows a group of protesters jumping into a canal and swimming to safety as a Venezuelan official opens fire from the shore.
Anti-government protesters set fire to debris in an attempt to block roads in the Las Mercedes area of Caracas, Venezuela, on May 31. Members of the opposition party Voluntad Popular (People’s Will), leading the protests, say that President Nicholas Maduro is a dictator and have pledged to continue protesting until elections are held.
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.