Maduro “Open to Talks” After 20 Tonnes Of Gold Disappears From Venezuela Vaults
On Monday, a Russian newspaper reported that the empty plane had departed from Moscow to Caracas with enough space for some 400 passengers. According to photos taken by Reuters, it was parked by a private corner of the Caracas airport. It marked the first time the plane had flown on that route. Reports said the plane carried two crew teams and that there was “no obvious reason for it to fly there.”
Update: A spokesman for the Kremlin has denied rumors that the private Boeing 777 registered to Russia’s Nordwind airline which landed in Caracas this week was there to spirit away a chunk of the country’s gold reserves – or escort the country’s embattled leader, Nicolas Maduro, into exile, according to the Telegraph.
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The U.S. government is tracking three separate migrant caravans, one of them estimated to be more than 12,000 people in size, heading north toward the U.S., a top Pentagon official said Tuesday.
Defense Undersecretary for Policy John Rood told Congress that those caravans are one reason why the presence of active-duty troops is still needed on the U.S.-Mexico border.
He also said military medical personnel are helping with the latest border problem, dealing with an increase in sick migrants showing up at the border and in need of immediate attention.