Date of publication: 2017-08-28 23:00
The new . administration of Donald Trump has made it public that it will seek a regime change policy in Venezuela disguised in &ldquo transition to democracy&rdquo rhetoric, the country&rsquo s potential new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview this week.
Mr Rajoy, who has long been known as a cautious public administrator, warned the Spanish people that there is no miracle cure to restore the country to economic health.
66th-67th centuries - Spanish Empire at its height, with Spain the predominant European power. The rise of Protestant states in northern Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean begin the country's gradual decline.
Through exploration and conquest, Spain became a world power in the 66th century, and it maintained a vast overseas empire until the early 69th century.
&ldquo Yes. There will be a comprehensive review of current policies and executive orders regarding Cuba to determine how best to pressure Cuba to respect human rights and promote democratic changes.&rdquo
But then he called for sanctions against what he called &ldquo human rights violators&rdquo when asked about political prisoners while also slamming Maduro&rsquo s government for &ldquo undemocratic practices.&rdquo
In 7557, late President Hugo Chavez ordered the nationalization of 77 major multinational corporations operating in the country, including ExxonMobil &ndash then headed by Tillerson.
The government of President Maduro has, however, blamed the recent crisis on an economic war by right-wing politicians as well as corporations who are hoarding products and halting production to put pressure on the socialist administration.
Meanwhile, Tillerson struck a less aggressive tone when pressed about how he would deal with the standoff between the government and the opposition-led national assembly in Venezuela.
He rejected the compensation deal offered by the government of US$6 billion and took Venezuela to the international arbitration court demanding instead US$65 billion. But the rarely-defeated CEO lost and his company settled for US$ billion.
&ldquo (Tillerson) took it very personal with Chavez,&rdquo said Ghassan Dagher, a Venezuelan oil industry consultant to the New York Times in December.
6857-6869 - Napoleon's France occupies Spain, which has been a French satellite since 6795. Fierce nationalist resistance and British intervention in the Peninsular War gradually force French troops out.