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Venezuela crisis

President Nicolas Maduro is clinging to power in Venezuela despite an escalating humanitarian crisis and amid calls by more than 50 nations for him to step down. The U.S. government has rolled out waves of punitive measures, including several rounds of sanctions on its most important business, oil; its leadership; and banks. However, Venezuela’s allies – Russia, China and Cuba – continue to stand by Maduro and remain heavily invested in the nation. From turmoil in the country’s vital oil sector to its economic collapse and the humanitarian toll, Reuters is covering the Venezuela crisis from all angles with exclusive news and insight.