US relations with Ecuador improving now that Assange is in custody
By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau Now that Ecuador has expelled Julian Assange from its embassy in London, the Trump administration is opening a “new chapter of cooperation” with the South American government. USAID Administrator Mark Green will join Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Valencia in Ecuador on Wednesday... Read more
Trump administration warns Russia against troop buildup in Venezuela
By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Russian foreign minister on Monday to tell him the United States won’t “stand idly by” as Russia sends military forces to Venezuela. Pompeo warned Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia was exacerbating tensions in Venezuela and... Read more

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