Trump is thinking about military intervention in Venezuela

Trump is thinking about military intervention in Venezuela

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The American president Donald Trump last Friday to let me know that he military intervention as one of the options considers the political crisis in Venezuela to exorcise.

“Venezuela is not far away. The people are suffering and dying. We have a lot of options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, should that be necessary,” said Trump to journalists at his holiday apartment in Bedminster.

He made his statement in the presence of minister of Foreign Affairs, Rex Tillerson, and the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. The three had just before met.

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the American forces, reported that about a military intervention yet no order was given from the White House.


The situation in Venezuela in one minute

Funds frozen

The government-Trump has already included the funds of a number of prominent Venezuelans frozen. Among them, the brother of former president Hugo Chávez and a leading advisor to the current ruler Nicolás Maduro.

The parties are responsible for “policies or measures that the democratic process in Venezuela, undermine”, was the statement. Also sanctions against the oil industry of Venezuela will be seen as a possible instrument.

Constituent assembly

The opposition in Venezuela is, in fact, sidelined by president Maduro. A newly elected constituent assembly has set itself above the parliament stated. Both the opposition as a growing number of foreign governments refuse to allow the constituent assembly to recognise.

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