Trump threatens Cuba with ‘full embargo and highest-level sanctions’ over Venezuela
BATTLE FOR WORLD / RT | April 30, 2019: The article highlights that US President Donald Trump has threatened in a Twitter post, Cuba with “full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions” if Havana does not stop its alleged support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government.
Trump demands were tweeted on Tuesday (April 301) after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for the military and police to take action against President Maduro. And the US president warns that Cuban Troops and Militia must immediately CEASE military and other operations…[in Venezuela].
Prior, Guaido declared himself president in January (2019) with support from the US and some allies from Latin America, but the Venezuelan security forces remain largely loyal to the Maduro government, and Guaido’s call to arms appears to have been unsuccessful in sparking large-scale defections.
First Vice-Chairman of Russia’s State Duma arrives in Cuba on official visit
BATTLE FOR WORLD / TASS | May 1, 2019: The article highlights that Vice-Chairman Ivan Melnikov has arrived today (May 1) with an official visit to Cuba and is scheduled to participate in Labor Day events. He will also give Raul Castro the Lenin Prize,” said Makayev. And according to the diplomatic mission, during the visit, which ends on May 5, the delegation will meet with Cuban parliamentarians.
In October last year (2018), Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov visited Havana. He was co-chairman at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Cuban Commission on Trade, Economic, and Scientific and Technical Cooperation.