A whole mass of s**t going on south of Miami -
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article227082899.htmlVenezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó landed at the Simón Bolívar international airport Monday, ignoring arrest threats as he continues his high-stakes effort to push Nicolás Maduro out of office.
“I’m coming home,” he also wrote on Twitter. “I am returning to keep working on our path to strengthen the internal pressure that will allow us to liberate the country.”
On Monday, representatives of European nations that recognize Guaidó arrived at the airport, driving speculation that he would land, provocatively, at the country’s main entry point.
“We are hoping he will have a safe return,” Germany’s ambassador to Venezuela Daniel Kriener told reporters at the airport, saying Guaidó had a “very important role to play in overcoming the crisis.”
Guaidó’s “safe return to Venezuela is of the highest importance to the U.S.,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a tweet. “Any threats, violence, or intimidation against him will not be tolerated and will be met with swift response.”
and Rubio's elder brother lands a nice job -The White House will allow Americans to file suit in U.S courts against about 200 Cuban companies that now control property on the island that was seized by the Havana government decades ago.
But the Trump administration stopped short of allowing Americans to sue foreign companies, delaying that measure by at least 30 days as Washington tries to see what levers it should pull to build international support for a U.S. pressure campaign against Venezuela.
“With this decision, the United States is holding the Cuban regime accountable and opening a path of redress for us claimants whose property was illegally and unjustly seized by the regime,” a senior State Department official said. “It also sends a strong signal to our partners that we take democracy in Cuba seriously. And anybody who traffics in property in Cuba should be mindful of whether that is confiscated property. “
The administration has been warning such a decision was coming. National Security Council advisor John Bolton told el Nuevo Herald in November that the administration was “seriously considering” the proposal not to suspend the provision in Helms-Burton that allows Americans to sue.
Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been among those pushing for implementation of Title III, said Trump is sending a strong message that the United States “will not sit idly” by while the Cuban regime continues to support the government of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
“By beginning the process of implementing Title III and Title IV of the Helms-Burton Libertad Act, the United States is holding the Cuban regime accountable for its crimes, including its support for the murderous Maduro crime family,” Rubio said. “Justice is coming — and it is just getting started.”
Those who pushed back at the State Department have raised concerns about the potential burden on U.S. courts and increased tensions between European allies and others who have criticized the extra-territorial application of the law.
The older brother of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has landed a high-ranking position in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ job creation department, the latest in Rubio’s orbit to find a home working for DeSantis.
Mario Rubio started as the new director of community development on Jan. 22, a position that puts him in charge of millions of dollars of federal and state grants earmarked for local communities. Rubio will make $115,000 a year.