Besides addressing how they’re going to steal the oil in Venezuela, with the Chileans, Pompeo will also discuss how to eliminate Nicaragua and Cuba. Okay, so I modified it, but might as well say it!
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be visiting several partnering countries in Latin America this week with a focus on engaging with multilateral institutions to apply pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government.
— Read on sputniknews.com/latam/201904111074017810-pompeo-latin-america-tour-maduro-coalition-oust/
US soldiers load a C-17 cargo plane with food, water and medicine for a humanitarian mission to Venezuela, at Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, Florida, on February 22, 2019. (RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump has been talking about ordering a military operation targeting Venezuela since 2017.
At first, that was widely dismissed as a rash threat, but the idea of a U.S. effort to force “regime change” in the oil-rich South American country may be gaining momentum in Washington.
“It’s a regime that, frankly, could be toppled very quickly by the military if the military decides to do that,” Trump said in September.
Trump’s Venezuela Moves Follow Long History Of Intervention In Latin America : NPR
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/02/22/696057482/trumps-venezuela-moves-follow-long-history-of-intervention-in-latin-america
H/T William Bowles
13 February 2019 — MROnline
by Claudio Katz
Originally published: Claudio Katz Blog – Translated by Nicolas Allen (February 8, 2019)
Guaidó’s self-proclamation as Venezuelan president is the most ridiculous and dangerous coup attempt in recent years. With the shameless backing of Washington, the Venezuelan rightwing intends to place a complete stranger at the helm of the state.
This time around, the starting signal was neither a terrorist attack nor an assassination attempt directed against Maduro. Trump has chosen a group of conspiracy experts (Abrams, Pence, Bolton, Rubio) to pursue escalation and has opted to seize the Venezuelan oil enterprise operating in the United States (CITGO). He has brushed aside all principles of legal guarantee in his quest to appropriate the world’s largest concentration of crude oil reserves.