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Trump’s threat likely to bolster Venezuela’s struggling Maduro

Posted by seumasach on September 4, 2017

Trump’s threat has indeed changed the balance of forces in favor of Maduro as confirmed by James Petras. Are we really expected to believe that Trump was not aware of that reaction. Trump’s modus operandi is indeed most unusual but it has an underlying pattern: behind over-the-top, belligerent rhetoric moves are made against neocon, CIA interests. Put it another way: does anyone really believe Trump will intervene militarily in Venezuela?

Jason Ditz

Antiwar

13th August, 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was in tough shape this time last week. Public protests and violence have been soaring, the nation’s economy is on life support, and virtually all of the rest of Latin America is unified in opposing his recent attempts to consolidate power in his party.

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