Amanda Mattingly

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Venezuelans gather to celebrate the granting of a temporary protected status (TPS) by US President Joe Biden in front of El Arepazo restaurant in Miami on March 9, 2021.

The US government's decision to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans is a welcome move, and it took President Joe Biden winning the White House to make it a reality. Broad US economic sanctions on Venezuela and former President Donald Trump's expansion of them, even as his administration declined to grant immigration status to Venezuelans who had fled their country, made an already devastating situation in Venezuela worse.

By extending TPS to Venezuelan nationals who have been in the US since at least March 8, the Biden administration gave them temporary legal status to live and work without fear of deportation.…  Seguir leyendo »

I've met Nicolás Maduro, and he's about the last person you'd want running a country. He's an incompetent authoritarian. He has driven his country and its economy into the ground.

His brand of Bolivarian socialism is a corrupt sham, a con job on Venezuela's poor and a sorry excuse for a political-economic model. Venezuela suffers from a humanitarian, political and economic disaster thanks to Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chávez.

As successive authoritarian leaders, they have stripped away Venezuela's economic viability and democratic institutions while consolidating power.

Now, I can tell you Joe Biden is no Maduro. He is no radical, corrupt socialist, and he is certainly no friend to Maduro.…  Seguir leyendo »