Hands off Venezuela Those are the words from the Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro to the US. The problem is: the US is probably not listening. It has imposed sanctions on state oil firm PDVSA. In this edition of the debate, we will look at the forced removal that the U-S is trying to impose on Venezuela and its president Nicolas Maduro. Another important issue is the promise of Russia, and how it has vowed to protest Maduro: Is there a chance of a US Russia clash?