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Littoral combat ship USS Detroit conducts high-speed operations while traveling at speeds of more than 40 knots, November 17, 2019.

A US warship sailed along Venezuela’s cost to gather intelligence and send a message to Maduro

The USS Detroit sailed into disputed waters near Venezuela's coast on a closely watched mission.

Venezuela is considering the privatization of its state-owned oil industry, report says

President Nicolas Maduro has considered selling shares of the state-owned industry as the country faces economic crisis, Bloomberg reports.
A Bombardier Learjet 45 in which the US government says Venezuela's PDVSA has an interest.

The US is going after Venezuela over aircraft it says endangered US military planes

The US blocked planes owned by Venezuela's state oil firm on Tuesday, several of which it said were involved in unsafe encounters with US aircraft.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, September 30, 2019.

Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z’s net worth

The South American country has been cash-strapped since facing global sanctions.
A Hezbollah member at a televised speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in Nabatiyeh, May 24, 2015.

Here’s what Iran might be up to in the US’s neighborhood after lobbing missiles into Iraq

Tehran's sprawling network of proxies and assets raise concerns it could try to damage US interests far from Iran's own borders
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a solidarity conference in Havana

Carlos Ghosn’s escape plane reportedly also ferried gold for Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

Bloomberg reported that two planes operated by MNG Holding, which aided in Ghosn's escape, also assisted a Venezuelan gold trade.
A composite image of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Rudy Giuliani reportedly defied White House policy to make a back-channel call to oust Venezuela’s President Maduro from office

Giuliani's involvement in shadow US policy in Ukraine helped get President Donald Trump impeached earlier this month.

4 ways China is gaining ground in Latin America, according to the US’s top military commander in the region

Chinese influence in Latin America has grown steadily, and where some see a new partner, the US sees a major competitor.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were shipped from Russia to Venezuela to sidestep US sanctions

US sanctions on Venezuela have limited the country's access to the global financial system
An oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil, October 17, 2019.

Brazil is blaming Venezuela for a mysterious oil spill on its beaches, and it’s sending 5,000 troops to clean up the mess

While Brazil says the oil is from Venezuela, the reason for the spill is unclear, and Brasilia is sending thousands of troops to help clean it up.