FAST FIVE: US Brings Drug Trafficking Charges Against Maduro, Labels Venezuela A "State Sponsor Of Terror"

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US Brings Drug Trafficking Charges Against Maduro, Labels Venezuela A “State Sponsor Of Terror” Like Iran, Venezuela isn't in great shape to confront a potentially devastating pandemic.

And instead of loosening sanctions and offering aid to the Maduro regime, the Trump Administration is cranking up the pressure, hoping to use the outbreak as more leverage to finally depose the Communist dictatorship in South America.

That means if they leave Venezuela without the proper protection, they could find themselves in a federal prison with El Chapo.

Meanwhile, the designation of being a financier of terrorism puts Venezuela in the company of only four other countries, North Korea, Iran, Sudan and Syria, that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism”.

But apparently the Trump Administration is trying to send a message: the US just doesn't 'back off' when it doesn't get its way.

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