Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez (R) mans a Russian-made 9K338 "Igla-S" (SA-18) portable air-defense surface-to-air missile launcher in Caracas on March 14, 2015.
Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez (R) mans a Russian-made 9K338 "Igla-S" (SA-18) portable air-defense surface-to-air missile launcher in Caracas on March 14, 2015. JUAN BARRETO AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez (R) mans a Russian-made 9K338 "Igla-S" (SA-18) portable air-defense surface-to-air missile launcher in Caracas on March 14, 2015. JUAN BARRETO AFP/Getty Images

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  • Trump at UN: We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists

    "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."