President Trump: Cuba must cease support for Maduro or face embargo, sanctions

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UPDATED 6:20 AM PT — Wednesday, May 1, 2019

President Trump is threatening a total blockade of Cuba over its support for Venezuela’s Maduro regime.

The president took to Twitter Tuesday, urging the Castro regime to withdraw its military and intelligence personnel from Venezuela. He said Cuba’s efforts to keep Nicolas Maduro in power have caused “death and destruction” of constitutional order in Venezuela.

President Trump warned he is considering imposing a full embargo on Cuba, and is also considering blacklisting its top officials.

The president also said Cuban soldiers and agents still have a chance to peacefully return home.

In this photo released by the Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, left, flanked by Venezuela’s Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino Lopez, second left, Commander of Strategic Operations Adm. Remigio Ceballos, third from left, and Venezuela’s Army Gen. Jose Ornelas, right, speaks during a televised national message at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez took to the streets with a small contingent of armed troops early Tuesday in a call for the military to rise up and oust President Maduro. (Miraflores Press Office via AP)

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