On Sunday, the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and the Argentinean Foreign Minister, Jorge Faurie, announced in Buenos Aires that they are assessing new oil sanctions aimed at putting Maduro's administration under pressure.
Amid the smoke and mirrors behind the Democratic claim of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the prospects of the Kremlin trying to meddle in USA elections are very real.
Tillerson, speaking to Fox News during a tour of Latin America, said "there's a lot of ways that the Russians can meddle in the elections, a lot of different tools they can use". "And we can take steps we can take, but this is something that once they decide they're going to do it, it is very hard to preempt it", Tillerson said.
The consideration of sanctions represents a shift for Tillerson, who argued against them as chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp.
United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has lauded the Government for the important progress made in combating lottery scamming and assured of the US Government's continued support to Jamaica's security forces and criminal justice system.
Oil posted the biggest decline in more than two months Wednesday as record crude production from USA fields reignited worries that supplies will swamp demand.
In a meeting previous year of the Organization of American States, the hemisphere's premier diplomatic body, an effort to create a coalition against Venezuela's Maduro, led by the United States and Mexico, was thwarted by Caribbean nations.
A U.S. embargo on Venezuela's main export could deal a decisive blow to President Nicolas Maduro's beleaguered regime, but would also hurt USA oil companies operating Gulf Coast refineries. I want to stop the aid.
So Tillerson stopped off in Jamaica on his way home from South America for talks with senior Jamaican officials, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on how to manage any crisis.
"With the new dynamics in global trade and energy, and the United States is becoming a net exporter of energy resources, Jamaica can in this new paradigm benefit from that".
Despite its vast oil reserves, the country of 31 million people is suffering from hyperinflation plus severe shortages of food and medicine.
Venezuela is the US's third-largest oil supplier.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, whose approval ratings are low amid the collapsing economy, runaway inflation and rising malnutrition in the oil-producing country, is seeking re-election in a vote that must be held by the end of April. "This threat existed long before President Trump took office, and unless he takes action now, it will continue long after his administration".
Tillerson said the United States will be undertaking an examination of how it provides aid to countries around the globe. If you don't, you're going to just continue to invite consequences for yourself, ' he explained.