February 18, 2019
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While speaking in Miami on Monday, President Trump said the Venezuelan military “must not” follow President Nicolas Maduro’s orders to block humanitarian aid from coming into the country, and they are “risking their future” by supporting him.
Venezuela is dealing with hyperinflation, and many people aren’t getting enough food, medicine, and other basic necessities. Trump said the U.S. delivered aid two days ago, but it’s stuck in Colombia because “Maduro has blocked this life-saving aid from entering the country. He would rather see his people starve than give them aid. Maduro is not a Venezuelan patriot, he is a Cuban puppet.”
Trump wants the military to start backing opposition leader Juan Guaido, who says that last year’s election was a sham and he is the interim president. “We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open,” Trump said. Catherine Garcia
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