President Trump welcomes President Santos of Colombia

President Trump welcomed his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, to the White House on May 18.

President Santos seeks U.S. support for the shaky peace deal with the FARC rebels. The rebels signed a peace accord after five decades of fighting, but not all the guerrillas have turned in their arms. Colombian voters are split almost evenly in support of the plan.

President Trump hopes Santos can reason with Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuela has been torn by weeks of violent protest against Maduro. Maduro had blocked local elections, tried to shut down Congress, and has announced he will form a handpicked People’s Assembly, which will rewrite the constitution.

Meanwhile, this once oil-rich nation is running out of food and medicine.

 
 
 
 
 

Envoy Says US Extends Hand to Palestinians in Cause of Peace

Envoy Says US Extends Hand to Palestinians in Cause of Peace
UNITED NATIONS—The United States declared at the United Nations on Tuesday it was "ready to talk" with Palestinian ...
READ MORE >
 

US Says North Korea Canceled Meeting With Pence At Last Minute

US Says North Korea Canceled Meeting With Pence At Last Minute
WASHINGTON/SEOUL—U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's ...
READ MORE >
 
US

Memetic Warfare: Spreading Weaponized Ideas for Influence and Control

Memetic Warfare: Spreading Weaponized Ideas for Influence and Control
Russia's Internet Research Agency's was recently highlighted in charges from special counsel Robert Mueller for its operations to "to interfere ...
READ MORE >
 
US

President Trump Orders Federal Ban on Bump Stocks

President Trump Orders Federal Ban on Bump Stocks
President Donald Trump on Feb. 20 signed a directive ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning ...
READ MORE >
 

Capitalism: How Capitalists Took the Word From Communists

Capitalism: How Capitalists Took the Word From Communists
Capitalism—how can a single word spark so much praise and vitriol simultaneously? How can a word prolifically used ...
READ MORE >