We’ll go after big tech if necessary because DC is doing nothing: Arizona attorney general

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told CNBC on Friday he is prepared to go after big tech companies. “When you have these tech companies dominate the market share, they essentially are akin to the monopolies of old,” Brnovich said on “Closing Bell.” “We as state AGs we are taking a look at maybe whether we should do something and if so what should be done.” Sometimes it’s misleading and maybe ends up maybe compromising some of our privacy rights.” “Washington D.C. has been — at least in the


Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told CNBC on Friday he is prepared to go after big tech companies. “When you have these tech companies dominate the market share, they essentially are akin to the monopolies of old,” Brnovich said on “Closing Bell.” “We as state AGs we are taking a look at maybe whether we should do something and if so what should be done.” Sometimes it’s misleading and maybe ends up maybe compromising some of our privacy rights.” “Washington D.C. has been — at least in the
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We'll go after big tech if necessary because DC is doing nothing: Arizona attorney general

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told CNBC on Friday he is prepared to go after big tech companies.

And he’s not alone.

“When you have these tech companies dominate the market share, they essentially are akin to the monopolies of old,” Brnovich said on “Closing Bell.”

“We as state AGs we are taking a look at maybe whether we should do something and if so what should be done.”

Brnovich is one of several state attorneys general who spoke recently to the Washington Post about their willingness to take action against Facebook, Google and other tech giants, which they say have grown too powerful.

Brnovich said they are “worried about this massive amount of data that is being collected, manipulated. Sometimes it’s misleading and maybe ends up maybe compromising some of our privacy rights.”

The states are stepping up because the federal government isn’t, said Brnovich. “Washington D.C. has been — at least in the last decade — where good ideas go to die.”

What’s being seen is the “inaction or inability of the bureaucrats in Washington D.C. to do anything about protecting individual Americans, their privacy rights, how they are being manipulated when it comes to news feeds and news coverage,” he said.

Facebook and Google did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

However, in a statement to the Washington Post, Facebook’s vice president of state and local public policy, said the company has had “productive conversations” with state AGs. “Many officials have approached us in a constructive manner, focused on solutions that ensure all companies are protecting people’s information, and we look forward to working with them,” he said.

Google also gave the paper a statement that said, “Privacy and security are built into all of our products, and we will continue to engage constructively with state attorneys general on policy issues.”

Brnovich wouldn’t comment on individual companies.

“I will assure you that no matter how big the company is that if they are violating the rights of Arizonians, we are going to take a look at them and we are going to come after them hard in the courtroom if that is appropriate.”


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We’ll go after big tech if necessary because DC is doing nothing: Arizona attorney general

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told CNBC on Friday he is prepared to go after big tech companies. “When you have these tech companies dominate the market share, they essentially are akin to the monopolies of old,” Brnovich said on “Closing Bell.” “We as state AGs we are taking a look at maybe whether we should do something and if so what should be done.” Sometimes it’s misleading and maybe ends up maybe compromising some of our privacy rights.” “Washington D.C. has been — at least in the


Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told CNBC on Friday he is prepared to go after big tech companies. “When you have these tech companies dominate the market share, they essentially are akin to the monopolies of old,” Brnovich said on “Closing Bell.” “We as state AGs we are taking a look at maybe whether we should do something and if so what should be done.” Sometimes it’s misleading and maybe ends up maybe compromising some of our privacy rights.” “Washington D.C. has been — at least in the
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We'll go after big tech if necessary because DC is doing nothing: Arizona attorney general

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told CNBC on Friday he is prepared to go after big tech companies.

And he’s not alone.

“When you have these tech companies dominate the market share, they essentially are akin to the monopolies of old,” Brnovich said on “Closing Bell.”

“We as state AGs we are taking a look at maybe whether we should do something and if so what should be done.”

Brnovich is one of several state attorneys general who spoke recently to the Washington Post about their willingness to take action against Facebook, Google and other tech giants, which they say have grown too powerful.

Brnovich said they are “worried about this massive amount of data that is being collected, manipulated. Sometimes it’s misleading and maybe ends up maybe compromising some of our privacy rights.”

The states are stepping up because the federal government isn’t, said Brnovich. “Washington D.C. has been — at least in the last decade — where good ideas go to die.”

What’s being seen is the “inaction or inability of the bureaucrats in Washington D.C. to do anything about protecting individual Americans, their privacy rights, how they are being manipulated when it comes to news feeds and news coverage,” he said.

Facebook and Google did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

However, in a statement to the Washington Post, Facebook’s vice president of state and local public policy, said the company has had “productive conversations” with state AGs. “Many officials have approached us in a constructive manner, focused on solutions that ensure all companies are protecting people’s information, and we look forward to working with them,” he said.

Google also gave the paper a statement that said, “Privacy and security are built into all of our products, and we will continue to engage constructively with state attorneys general on policy issues.”

Brnovich wouldn’t comment on individual companies.

“I will assure you that no matter how big the company is that if they are violating the rights of Arizonians, we are going to take a look at them and we are going to come after them hard in the courtroom if that is appropriate.”


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Senate vote on Trump’s emergency plan shows the dividends Democrats are reaping from midterms

If it clears the Republican-led Senate on Thursday, Democrats lack the votes to override him. Congress shielded the president from oversight; House and Senate leaders shielded their members from casting politically perilous votes. The shift in White House accountability has attracted the most attention so far, for good reason. Pelosi can also force votes on popular issues that divide the GOP while uniting, at least rhetorically, Democrats and the White House. Even if none of those measures wins


If it clears the Republican-led Senate on Thursday, Democrats lack the votes to override him. Congress shielded the president from oversight; House and Senate leaders shielded their members from casting politically perilous votes. The shift in White House accountability has attracted the most attention so far, for good reason. Pelosi can also force votes on popular issues that divide the GOP while uniting, at least rhetorically, Democrats and the White House. Even if none of those measures wins
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Senate vote on Trump's emergency plan shows the dividends Democrats are reaping from midterms

President Donald Trump can veto a resolution blocking his border emergency declaration. If it clears the Republican-led Senate on Thursday, Democrats lack the votes to override him.

But the episode shows again what the 2018 midterm elections brought the GOP: constant pressure.

Democratic control of the House won’t produce much legislation in a divided Washington, but it has already produced a fundamental shift in political leverage.

During the first half of Trump’s term, Republicans at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue protected each other. Congress shielded the president from oversight; House and Senate leaders shielded their members from casting politically perilous votes.

The shift in White House accountability has attracted the most attention so far, for good reason. The House Intelligence, Financial Services, Oversight and Judiciary committees have piled overlapping probes of their own onto investigations by prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller, the Southern District of New York, the state of New York and the Manhattan district attorney.

Those House initiatives alone could effectively cripple the administration over the next two years. Through the impeachment process, they could even cut it short.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled the House may ultimately eschew an impeachment battle as divisive and politically counterproductive. But she has the ability to regularly squeeze Trump and his fellow Republicans under any scenario.

Pelosi’s gavel lets her force votes on issues where Republican orthodoxy stands at odds with broader public opinion. That includes climate change, gun control measures and higher taxes on the rich.

Pelosi can also force votes on popular issues that divide the GOP while uniting, at least rhetorically, Democrats and the White House. Her legislative agenda includes two 2016 Trump campaign priorities – a costly infrastructure program and action to cut the prices pharmaceutical companies charge – that Republican leaders disdain.

Even if none of those measures wins so much as a Senate floor vote, they create a record for Democratic candidates in 2020 campaigns for Congress and the White House alike.

Power also creates burdens for Democrats. Far more than in 2017-18, the party will share responsibility with Trump and the GOP for events in Washington that so often repel rank-and-file voters.


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Treasury yields fall amid US-China trade developments

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to around 2.7114 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond slipped to 3.0786 percent. Market players are focused on U.S.-China trade developments with mixed messages on the progress of talks between Washington and Beijing over the last few days. Sources told CNBC Monday that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in the “final stages” and that a summit in Mar-a-Lago later this month could close the deal. The New York Times also said in


The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to around 2.7114 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond slipped to 3.0786 percent. Market players are focused on U.S.-China trade developments with mixed messages on the progress of talks between Washington and Beijing over the last few days. Sources told CNBC Monday that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in the “final stages” and that a summit in Mar-a-Lago later this month could close the deal. The New York Times also said in
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Treasury yields fall amid US-China trade developments

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to around 2.7114 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond slipped to 3.0786 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Market players are focused on U.S.-China trade developments with mixed messages on the progress of talks between Washington and Beijing over the last few days. Sources told CNBC Monday that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in the “final stages” and that a summit in Mar-a-Lago later this month could close the deal. The New York Times also said in a report that Monday the trade deal being discussed would do little to address key structural issues.

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week he thought Washington and Beijing were “on the cusp” of reaching a deal. Despite positive comments from different members of the U.S. administration, market players are yet to find out how far-reaching any deal could be.

On the economic front Wednesday, there will be ADP employment numbers at 8.15 a.m. ET and international trade figures out at 8.30 a.m. ET.

Furthermore, New York Fed President John Williams and Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester are set to speak later on Wednesday.

There are no bond auctions scheduled for Wednesday.


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China won’t judge you: Why Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is betting billions on Asia

Saudi Arabia is aggressively expanding its international relationships, and that will have inevitable consequences for the United States and its influence in the country. A high-profile tour by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month culminated in pledges of $20 billion worth of investment in longtime partner Pakistan, $28 billion in economic accords with China and an open-ended goal to invest $100 billion in India, along with promises of increased trade and security cooperation. In a post-K


Saudi Arabia is aggressively expanding its international relationships, and that will have inevitable consequences for the United States and its influence in the country. A high-profile tour by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month culminated in pledges of $20 billion worth of investment in longtime partner Pakistan, $28 billion in economic accords with China and an open-ended goal to invest $100 billion in India, along with promises of increased trade and security cooperation. In a post-K
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China won't judge you: Why Saudi Arabia's crown prince is betting billions on Asia

Saudi Arabia is aggressively expanding its international relationships, and that will have inevitable consequences for the United States and its influence in the country.

A high-profile tour by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month culminated in pledges of $20 billion worth of investment in longtime partner Pakistan, $28 billion in economic accords with China and an open-ended goal to invest $100 billion in India, along with promises of increased trade and security cooperation.

In a post-Khashoggi world — where Riyadh’s longtime bond with its foremost security ally, Washington, faced its biggest crisis in years over human rights issues — the kingdom is working to ensure it has a range of options at its disposal.

Saudi Arabia also needs a survival strategy: With falling oil prices and a highly fossil-fuel dependent economy, it’s racing against the clock to diversify its revenue streams and bolster partnerships with larger powers to secure trade and security alliances. This pursuit is set to continue with help from the U.S., but it will also foster greater engagement with the East — both for economic and geopolitically strategic aims.


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Scaparrotti says to not sell F-35 jets to Turkey amid Russian missile system deal

WASHINGTON — The United States should not follow through with a multi-billion dollar weapons sale of F-35 jets to Turkey, if Ankara takes delivery of an advanced Russian missile system, the top U.S. military commander for Europe told Congress on Tuesday. “I would hope that they [Turkey] would reconsider this one decision on the S-400,” Scaparrotti said, adding that there could be potential consequences, namely, no future foreign military sales between Washington and Ankara. In 2017, Ankara sign


WASHINGTON — The United States should not follow through with a multi-billion dollar weapons sale of F-35 jets to Turkey, if Ankara takes delivery of an advanced Russian missile system, the top U.S. military commander for Europe told Congress on Tuesday. “I would hope that they [Turkey] would reconsider this one decision on the S-400,” Scaparrotti said, adding that there could be potential consequences, namely, no future foreign military sales between Washington and Ankara. In 2017, Ankara sign
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Scaparrotti says to not sell F-35 jets to Turkey amid Russian missile system deal

WASHINGTON — The United States should not follow through with a multi-billion dollar weapons sale of F-35 jets to Turkey, if Ankara takes delivery of an advanced Russian missile system, the top U.S. military commander for Europe told Congress on Tuesday.

“My best military advice would be that we don’t then follow through with the F-35, flying it or working with allies that are working with Russian systems, particularly air defense systems,” Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“I would hope that they [Turkey] would reconsider this one decision on the S-400,” Scaparrotti said, adding that there could be potential consequences, namely, no future foreign military sales between Washington and Ankara.

In 2017, Ankara signed an agreement with Moscow for the S-400 missile system, a deal reportedly worth $2.5 billion. All the while, Turkey has helped finance America’s most expensive weapons system, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

In short, these two big ticket weapons systems, the S-400 and the F-35, can be used against each other.


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Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper enters the 2020 presidential race

He becomes the second governor to enter the sprawling field, after Washington Gov. Hickenlooper has hedged on supporting Democratic rallying cries like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal to combat climate change. As governor, Hickenlooper opposed ballot measures to limit drilling in populated areas. As a former governor, he can’t recycle donations from prior campaigns into a presidential account, as can the many U.S. In his launch video, Hickenlooper says, following images of Trump: “As a s


He becomes the second governor to enter the sprawling field, after Washington Gov. Hickenlooper has hedged on supporting Democratic rallying cries like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal to combat climate change. As governor, Hickenlooper opposed ballot measures to limit drilling in populated areas. As a former governor, he can’t recycle donations from prior campaigns into a presidential account, as can the many U.S. In his launch video, Hickenlooper says, following images of Trump: “As a s
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Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper enters the 2020 presidential race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he’s running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who is used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically divided state.

“I’m running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done,” Hickenlooper, 66, said in a video announcing his campaign . “I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver.”

He becomes the second governor to enter the sprawling field, after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week, and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump. Though as governor Hickenlooper prided himself for staying above partisan fights, he has argued his record as a former governor and big-city mayor distinguishes him from a broad field of Democratic presidential aspirants who are backing ambitious liberal plans on health care, taxes and the climate.

Hickenlooper has hedged on supporting Democratic rallying cries like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal to combat climate change. He once worked as a geologist for a petroleum company and was roundly criticized for telling a congressional panel he drank fracking fluid while arguing for the safety of the energy extraction technique.

It was after Hickenlooper was laid off from his geologist position during the energy bust of the 1980s that he inadvertently started on his road to politics. He opened a brewpub in a then-desolate stretch of downtown Denver that unexpectedly took off. That enabled Hickenlooper to become wealthy by building a mini-empire of restaurants and bars. It also led to him making a quixotic run for Denver mayor in 1993. Campaign ads featured Hickenlooper feeding quarters into parking meters to protest the city’s charging for Sunday parking downtown. He won handily.

As mayor, Hickenlooper helped persuade dozens of suburban cities, sometimes led by Republicans, to back a tax hike to fund a light-rail network. He was filmed diving out of an airplane to advocate for a statewide ballot measure to suspend an anti-tax measure passed in the 1990s and allow the state budget to grow. When he ran for governor in 2010, he featured an ad of himself fully dressed, walking into a shower to scrub off negative attacks.

It’s all part of Hickenlooper’s quirky political image — he vows not to run attack ads and has frequently made fun of his tendency to misspeak and wander off political message.

Hickenlooper was supported by some Republicans as governor. His first term was marked by a series of disasters and tragedies, some of which he alluded to in his launch video — record wildfires and floods, the assassination of his own prison chief by a member of a white supremacist prison gang and the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, which killed 12. After that attack and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Connecticut months later, Hickenlooper called for gun control legislation and signed bills requiring universal background checks and limiting magazine capacity to 15 rounds.

He backed civil unions for gay couples and signed a law providing them in Colorado in 2013, before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. He announced in 2013 that he opposed the death penalty and refused to execute a quadruple-murderer who was on death row. And, as he prepared to leave office and was openly mulling a presidential bid, he ordered the state to adopt California’s low-emission vehicle standards to fight climate change.

The last move was widely seen as shoring up an area that has long created tension for Hickenlooper — his relationship with the energy industry. Groups opposed to the expansion of energy exploration into Denver’s suburbs often complained that Hickenlooper was too close to the oil and gas business, which remains a powerful force in Colorado politics.

As governor, Hickenlooper opposed ballot measures to limit drilling in populated areas. Hickenlooper’s successor, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, has been more critical of the industry. Last week, Polis announced he’d pursue a wide range of new policies that would limit energy exploration.

Another potential vulnerability for Hickenlooper is money. As a former governor, he can’t recycle donations from prior campaigns into a presidential account, as can the many U.S. Senators in the field. Hickenlooper’s political committee raised $1 million during the first two months of the year, in contrast to senators such as Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who raised more than that amount in the 24 hours after they announced their campaigns.

Still, Hillary Clinton vetted Hickenlooper as a possible running mate in 2016, and Democrats have spoken about his potential national appeal for years. In his launch video, Hickenlooper says, following images of Trump: “As a skinny kid with Coke bottle glasses and a funny last name, I’ve stood up to my fair share of bullies.”

Hickenlooper is expected to focus heavily on Iowa, where many Coloradans come from and a state where his low-key, genial approach could be potent. In previous trips he’s emphasized his record and how he can bring warring parties together. During a January swing he stopped by a Des Moines brewpub where a customer asked him how he’d win the primary of “who hates Trump the most?”

Hickenlooper responded by rattling off his governing accomplishments.

“Everyone yells at Trump, he will win,” Hickenlooper said. “You have to laugh at him and joke along and say: ‘Hey, this is what I did.'”


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Treasury yields slightly lower amid reports of US-China trade progress

Investor focus was mostly attuned to global trade developments Monday, after a Wall Street Journal report overnight said that the U.S. and China were closing in on a deal. The paper reported Sunday that China had offered to lower tariffs on U.S. farm, chemical and auto products as part of a trade agreement, while the U.S. was considering removing most, if not all, duties imposed on Chinese products last year. Last week, the White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told CNBC that Washington an


Investor focus was mostly attuned to global trade developments Monday, after a Wall Street Journal report overnight said that the U.S. and China were closing in on a deal. The paper reported Sunday that China had offered to lower tariffs on U.S. farm, chemical and auto products as part of a trade agreement, while the U.S. was considering removing most, if not all, duties imposed on Chinese products last year. Last week, the White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told CNBC that Washington an
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Treasury yields slightly lower amid reports of US-China trade progress

Investor focus was mostly attuned to global trade developments Monday, after a Wall Street Journal report overnight said that the U.S. and China were closing in on a deal.

The paper reported Sunday that China had offered to lower tariffs on U.S. farm, chemical and auto products as part of a trade agreement, while the U.S. was considering removing most, if not all, duties imposed on Chinese products last year.

Last week, the White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told CNBC that Washington and Beijing were making “fantastic” progress in their negotiations.

Elsewhere, investors will likely monitor construction spending figures, which are due to be released at 10 a.m. ET.

Meanwhile, the Treasury is set to auction $48 billion in three-month Treasury bills and $39 billion in six-month bills on Monday.


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Putin signs decree suspending INF nuclear pact – Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree suspending Russia’s participation in the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the United States, the Kremlin said on Monday. Russia announced last month it was suspending the treaty after the United States said it would withdraw because of violations by Moscow. Russia denies flouting the accord and has accused Washington of breaking the accord itself, allegations rejected by the United States. Putin ordered the treaty be suspende


President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree suspending Russia’s participation in the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the United States, the Kremlin said on Monday. Russia announced last month it was suspending the treaty after the United States said it would withdraw because of violations by Moscow. Russia denies flouting the accord and has accused Washington of breaking the accord itself, allegations rejected by the United States. Putin ordered the treaty be suspende
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Putin signs decree suspending INF nuclear pact - Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree suspending Russia’s participation in the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the United States, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Russia announced last month it was suspending the treaty after the United States said it would withdraw because of violations by Moscow. Russia denies flouting the accord and has accused Washington of breaking the accord itself, allegations rejected by the United States.

Putin ordered the treaty be suspended until Washington stops violating the treaty and has told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform signatories to the accord of Russia’s move to suspend it, the text of the decree showed.


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Venezuela’s Guaido says ‘all options open’ after Maduro blocks aid

Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela’s border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider “all options” to oust him. Guaido said he would keep demanding Maduro let the aid in and would seek other routes. Angered by Duque’s support for Guaido, Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations with Bogota and gave its diplomatic staff 24 hours to leave the country. Mad


Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela’s border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider “all options” to oust him. Guaido said he would keep demanding Maduro let the aid in and would seek other routes. Angered by Duque’s support for Guaido, Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations with Bogota and gave its diplomatic staff 24 hours to leave the country. Mad
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Venezuela's Guaido says 'all options open' after Maduro blocks aid

Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro violently drove back foreign aid convoys from Venezuela’s border on Saturday, killing two protesters and prompting opposition leader Juan Guaido to propose that Washington consider “all options” to oust him.

Trucks laden with U.S. food and medicine returned to warehouses in Colombia after opposition supporters failed to break through lines of troops, who dispersed them with tear gas and rubber rounds, injuring dozens. Witnesses said masked men in civilian clothes also shot at protesters with live bullets.

“Today’s events force me to make a decision: to formally propose to the international community that we must have all options open to secure the freedom of our country,” Guaido said on Twitter.

The United States has been the top foreign backer of Guaido, who invoked Venezuela’s constitution to assume an interim presidency last month and is now recognized by most Western nations as the OPEC nation’s legitimate leader.

President Donald Trump has in the past said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option”, though Guaido made no reference to it on Saturday. Guaido had given a personal send-off to one convoy carrying aid from the Colombian city of Cucuta on Saturday.

The opposition had hoped Venezuelan soldiers would baulk at turning back supplies desperately needed in the country, where a growing number of its 30 million people suffer from malnutrition and treatable diseases.

But while some 60 members of the security forces defected on Saturday, according to Colombian authorities, the lines of National Guard soldiers at the frontier crossings held firm, firing tear gas at the convoys.

At the Urena border point, two aid trucks caught fire, sending plumes of dark smoke into the air as crowds raced to try to save the boxes of supplies, a Reuters witness said.

Guaido said he would keep demanding Maduro let the aid in and would seek other routes. He said he would attend a meeting of the regional Lima Group of nations in Bogota on Monday with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during which they would decide more actions to ramp up pressure on Maduro.

“Today the world saw in minutes, in hours, the worst face of the Venezuelan dictatorship,” Guaido said at an earlier news conference in Colombia, alongside Colombian President Ivan Duque.

Angered by Duque’s support for Guaido, Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations with Bogota and gave its diplomatic staff 24 hours to leave the country.

Maduro denies his oil-rich nation has any need of aid and accuses Guaido of being a coup-mongering puppet for U.S. President Donald Trump. Washington has warned it could seek to impose tough new sanctions on Venezuela at Monday’s summit if Maduro blocked the aid shipments.


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