Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

15.08.2017 - Bogotá, Colombia - Democracy Now!

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Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela
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Vice President Mike Pence is in Colombia today for his first stop in a regional tour, where he and the Trump administration are facing widespread opposition to President Trump’s threat of launching a possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela.

President Donald Trump: “We have many options for Venezuela. And, by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option. We have many options for Venezuela. This is our neighbor. This is—you know, we’re all over the world, and we have troops all over the world, in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away. And the people are suffering, and they’re dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary.”

That was President Trump speaking Friday. His comments sparked widespread outrage across Latin America and inside Venezuela. This is Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

Jorge Arreaza: “The warmongering declarations from President Donald Trump, clearly framed in the systematic aggressions of the U.S. administration against Venezuela, represent a direct threat against peace, stability, independence, territorial unity, sovereignty and the right to self-determination of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.’’

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