Latin America rejects United States military threat in Venezuela

14 Août, 2017, 01:50 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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"We are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away", Trump said.

The Trump administration slapped sanctions on Venezuela after a vote last month allowed President Maduro to replace opposition-dominated National Assembly with a new 545-member Constituent Assembly filled with his supporters.

Mora stressed that the saying, "threats are often ineffective, and idle threats always are", applies in this case, because "unless the Maduro government took more drastic action against US interests, President Trump would have an impossible task in rallying support on Capitol Hill or among the American public for any substantial military move in Venezuela", and the worldwide community would be even less cooperative.

"Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering".

Politicians, journalists and social movements from around the world have also responded to Trump's threat.

The response came in a statement read Saturday by Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in a meeting with foreign diplomats.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes announced that Brazil does not support military intervention in Venezuela.

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The Southern Common Market, Mercosur, also issued a statement alluding to Trump's threat.

"All foreign or domestic threats to resort to force undermine the goal of reinstating democratic governance in Venezuela, as well as the principles enshrined in the United Nations charter", said Peru's Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna.

Mora, who is a Venezuelan-affairs analyst and former news anchor for "Good Morning America", said that although more than 80 percent of Venezuelans oppose the Maduro dictatorship, most also object to American troops violating the country's sovereignty due to long-held resentments towards the US for meddling in the region.

Mora added that the option of some sort of more limited military action would not be effective enough to achieve any significant aims.

Writing on Twitter, Morales stated that "we condemn the armed interventionist eagerness by the United States against Venezuela, a country which seeks peace in dialogue". It is an attack on the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people. He is set to visit Colombia, Argentina, Chile, and Panama.

"It is not the first time that Trump has acted like this towards Venezuela, which has been besieged for a long time", said Cristobal Alva, a Venezuelan poet from Guatire in the northern state of Miranda. There are evil presidents, and also people of solidarity.

This has been widely derided as a power-grab by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.

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