Opposition lawmaker raise their hands to approve activation of the procedure to remove magistrates from the Supreme Court during a session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 05, 2017. The government over the weekend backed away from the Supreme Court's ruling after strong international and domestic criticism.
Opposition lawmaker raise their hands to approve activation of the procedure to remove magistrates from the Supreme Court during a session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 05, 2017. The government over the weekend backed away from the Supreme Court's ruling after strong international and domestic criticism. Ariana Cubillos AP
Opposition lawmaker raise their hands to approve activation of the procedure to remove magistrates from the Supreme Court during a session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 05, 2017. The government over the weekend backed away from the Supreme Court's ruling after strong international and domestic criticism. Ariana Cubillos AP

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    "The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing," President Donald Trump stated before the United Nations on Sept. 19, 2017. He later called on other countries to do more to address the crisis in Venezuela under the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro which "has inflicted terrible misery and suffering on the good people of that country."