U.S. Humanitarian Aid Blocked by Venezuela’s Socialist Prez. Maduro


President Trump speaking at Florida International University (credit cnbc.com).

Lindsey Miller, Editor in Chief

The United States government, along with several other countries, have recognized Juan Guaidó as interim President of Venezuela; Guaidó directly opposing elected leader Prez. Nicolás Maduro. (bbc.com).

After Maduro’s second term inauguration on January 10th, 2019, many believe that Maduro’s election was fraudulent, and Guaidó (who, at the time was president of Venezuela’s majority-controlled National Assembly) invoked Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution, seizing presidential control and preparing for new elections (globalvoices.org).

U.S. President Trump spoke at Florida International University in Miami [on February 18th, 2019] before large American and Venezuelan crowds, Trump said the U.S. stands behind Guaidó, and condemns President Nicolas Maduro’s government and socialist policies (cnbc.com).

The U.S. attempted to send humanitarian aid to help ease the crisis Venezuela at the request of interim Prez. Guaidó on February 9th and 16th, but the aid was stopped at the Venezuela-Colombia border my forces loyal to Maduro.

President Trump also tweeted:

“I ask every member of the Maduro regime: End this nightmare of poverty, hunger and death. LET YOUR PEOPLE GO. Set your country free! Now is the time for all Venezuelan Patriots to act together, as one united people. Nothing could be better for the future of Venezuela!” (@realDonaldTrump twitter.com).