The countries that support Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro or opposition leader Juan Guaidó
By Daniel Wolfe, January 24, 2019
After massive protests of Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro yesterday (Jan. 23), national assembly speaker Juan Guaidó swore himself in as the nation’s interim leader, giving the South American country two heads of state. Shortly after, the US recognized Guaidó’s move, followed by 11 other nations—Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru—as well as the EU.
The US stance prompted Maduro to issue a 72 hour window for American diplomats and consular staff to leave the country. “The imperial government of the United States is leading a coup attempt against [Venezuela] in order to install a puppet presidency…” said Maduro during a live state broadcast.
Russia, Bolivia, and Cuba issued statements supporting Maduro as the legitimate president. Meanwhile, China issued a statement opposing foreign interference in Venezuela. “I want to emphasize that outside sanctions or interference usually make the situation more complicated,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a Beijing briefing.
As more countries rally behind the two presidents, pressure for change may reach a tipping point. Ignoring Maduro’s threat, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said US diplomats would remain in the country, cooperating with Guaidó. Issuing his own warning, Pompeo told CNN, “the United States will take appropriate actions to hold accountable anyone who endangers the safety and security of our mission and its personnel.”
The nations supporting Maduro over Guaido are either communist regimes, and/or nations that kneejerk oppose any policy the U.S. supports.
We know Putin helped Trump in the election because he saw Clinton as a foe. In another time that would have been a plus for Hillary. Instead it just raised Putin's popularity within the GOP. You guys are getting lost on who is our true foe.
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We've been over this before.
1) Trump vastly stepped up the war in Iraq/Syria against ISIS, and even killed about 150 Russians in one raid, where the Russians were helping to kill our Kurd allies. ISIS has been annihilated in Iraq/Syria, not contained or reduced, ANNIHILATED. Something that never would have occurred under Obama.
2) Trump also stepped up support of Ukraine against Russian invasion. Whereas Obama did virtually nothing to help Ukranians resist Russian invasion. Obama sent them some blankets and canned food rations. Obviously Trump has done vastly more than Obama to support Ukraine's ability to deter and push back invasion.
3) If Trump was on the Russian side, he wouldn't have hit them where it costs Russia the most, in U.N. sanctionss against Russian oil, Russia's largest source of revenue. Trump exposed Europe's dependency on Russian oil, and has set up the U.S. to replace them as Europe's oil and natural gas supplier.
4) Trump has also taken steps to limit Russia's banking finances in Western nations, in response to its aggression in Ukraine.
So I don't really care what the 92% anti-Trump Washington Post and other DNC Newspeak media have to say trying to spin it against Trump, those are the true facts.
It looks like the communist Maduro government is reaching the breaking point in Venezuela. There is an increasing push to bring humanitarian aid and food to the Venezuelan people, and it is reaching the point where the Venezuelan military leadership will have to either let them in, or support Maduro by firing on their own people.
There is also an interview with the neighboring Colombian president on his perspective and actions regarding the situation. And he suggests, what is mostly common sense, economic investment by other nations in central America, creating business and jobs in the region to stop the exodus out of the region looking for better opportunities. I was surprised, he said Colombia has been second only to the U.S. in foreign investment there. But he encourages more. It made me think that a percentage of Central American immigrants must be going south to other hispanic nations. If I were hispanic wanting to leave Central America, I would want to immigrate to a spanish-speaking alternative nation similar to my own, such as Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina or Argentina. I'd say Brazil, but they speak Portuguese, so that would be as much of a language barrier as moving to the english-speaking United States. I'd like to see news coverage of what percentage of Central Americans leaving are going to somewhere other than the United States. Maybe the majority beeline to the U.S., but some of them must be going elsewhere too. And we've all seen that the people on Tijuana are no more pleased with thousands of illegals coming into their country than we are here.