Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday, according to Reuters. The Venezuelan people are edging closer to overthrowing the Maduro regime. Many people are fleeing the country due to the humanitarian crisis.

Socialist policies have pushed the people to fight for their lives. Meanwhile, Maduro is continuing to strengthen an alliance of evil by forming an alliance with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a last ditch effort to relinquish power.

In January, The Trump administration recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. However, Maduro still holds control of the borders and majority of security forces. Earlier this week, Maduro halted U.S. aid from entering the country, criticizing it as U.S. intervention.

Russia’s Propoganda Game

According to an earlier interview, Maduro said,”What does Donald Trump of Venezuela want, help the people? No, what he wants is oil, war for oil, what he wants is our riches, “assured the driver of victories” This sentiment has also been echoed by Russian officials on the floor of the United Nations.

The Real U.S. Interests in Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence addressed a delegation in Bogota, Colombia on Monday. Pence announced new sanctions as part of a continued effort to choke the Maduro economy. Pence also encouraged allies in Latin America to freeze their oil assets in Venezuela.

“Many of your countries have pledged to crack down on the regime’s money-laundering and other corrupt activities, and to cut off the worst offenders from the financial system completely. As the people of Venezuela take to the streets to reclaim their liberty, it’s time to make good on those promises.” said Pence.

Venezuela’s Friendship with Russia

The upcoming meeting with Russian leadership is concerning. Russia has consistently propped up the Maduro regime. Russia has invested in Maduro’s state-run oil industry and authoritarian military.

In Dec. 2018, Russia sent two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the move “two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer.”

Earlier this year, Moscow sent a passenger plane to Caracas, Venezuela. The plane did not unload passengers, despite having 400 seats. This led many to speculate what was actually on that plane. Bloomberg broke the news that 20 tons of gold would be transferred on the plane to preserve state wealth.

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton reacted to the news on twitter, “My advice to bankers, brokers, traders, facilitators, and other businesses: don’t deal in gold, oil, or other Venezuelan commodities being stolen from the Venezuelan people by the Maduro mafia.”

The People’s Fight

The U.S. continues efforts to empower the Venezuelan people. In a bold stride the people are orchestrating an overthrow of the Maduro regime. The years of destructive socialist policies are being put to bed. Many members of the military and police force have defected into Colombia and Brazil. “Maduro doesn’t realize he already lost the military when he lost the general public.” said Bolton on twitter Tuesday.

Accountability is lacking in the Maduro regime. However, the actions of his people speak louder than any political banter. Maduro’s corruption has led to starvation, disease, and death. The Venezuelan people are at the precipice of freedom and Maduro’s days of shifting blame are numbered.