Florida Sen. Bill Nelson was in Miami Tuesday with a message about Venezuela: People there “are starving.”
Nelson was briefed on Venezuela’s crisis by Admiral Kurt Tidd, who heads the U.S. Southern Command in Miami. Oil-rich Venezuela is suffering the worst economic collapse in modern Latin American history. And its socialist regime has become a quasi-dictatorship. Nelson said a record 18,000 Venezuelans sought asylum in the U.S. last year.
As a result, he urged the Trump administration to increase legal and economic sanctions on abusive Venezuelan leaders.