The article put everything upside down. It ended with what it should have started with:
A senior US official told The Associated Press on Sunday that President Donald Trump's administration was considering imposing crippling oil sanctions on Venezuela, potentially adding to the sweeping sanctions already imposed on the country by Washington.
Oil revenues account for about 95 percent of Venezuela's export earnings, according to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Maduro has accused the US and its allies of waging "economic war" on Venezuela, saying the measures imposed by Washington were an attempt to force Venezuela to default on its debt.
The country's GDP has dropped by 45 percent since Maduro took office, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Furthermore, it should have sought Maduro's teams response to allegations made by the US government.
The fact is that absolutely none of the political upheaval would have happened had the US not been trying to strangle Venezuela all along. Obama really revved it up. Next to his Libya disaster, Venezuela ranks as his worst foreign-policy error.
Venezuela fell on hard times because of the Saudis and OPEC over producing oil so that oil prices tanked. The US fracking industry almost came to a stop. It did stop expanding and even pulled rigs.
Other than that, Venezuela was not in financial trouble. The poor were getting richer and richer. That's why the CIA led the attack on Venezuela to try to force Venezuela back into the fascist fold controlled by the US hyper-greedy plutocracy.
That's the truth in a nutshell. Trump, Pence, and Pompeo are simply full of it. They are liars every bit as much as the Bush-43 crowd was. You're a fool to believe a word that comes out of their mouths concerning Venezuela.