Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept US military intervention if proposed - paper

Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept US military intervention if proposed - paper

Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept US military intervention if proposed - paper

After failing to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, U.S. President Donald Trump is rethinking his administration's aggressive approach to the Latin American country, according to a report by the Washington Post.

The 64-year-old's vehicle was surrounded outside his Democratic Action Party's headquarters before it was towed, with him still in it, to the notorious Helicoide prison inside Sebin headquarters.

"At a time when you're pulling people back from Syria, back from Iraq, back from Afghanistan, how do you say we're going to commit 50-, 100-, 150,000 of our blood and treasure to a country where you can't tell the bad guys from the good guys?" he added.

Lawmaker Richard Blanco gives a speech to opposition supporters during a rally against the National Constituent Assembly, outside a school where a polling center will be established for a Constitutional Assembly election next Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela, July 24, 2017.

Following the failed coup attempt, Venezuela's Constituent Assembly stripped seven opposition lawmakers of their parliamentary immunity, charging them with high treason, public conspiracy to violate the law, inciting civil uprising, and usurpation of power, among other crimes.

"They will have to pay before the courts for the failed coup that they attempted".

The US has been pursuing a policy of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation against the Venezuelan government in support of the opposition leader Juan Guaido.

As opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his United States ally puzzle over their failures to wrest control of the government from Nicolas Maduro, the embattled president is moving to assert his strength and enforce a new normal across Venezuela.

The United States blacklisted on Friday two new shipping companies and two oil tanker ships for shipping oil from Venezuela to Cuba, the US Treasury Department said.

"The existing external and internal pressures have not been enough to convince Maduro and his inner circle to negotiate their exit ramp".

However, Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) on Wednesday "categorically and forcefully" rejected Pence's threat. "What happens next in Venezuela is highly uncertain", said Moises Rendon of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Without mentioning Colombia, El Aissami said other borders would remain closed "until the positions of hostility and aggression are ceased".

Things are under (Maduro's) control, the government seems to be saying. Despite rioting in border towns, a blockade by Venezuela's Armed Forces endured.

Venezuela has suffered more than four years of recession marked by shortages of basic necessities such as food and medicine.

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