Venezuela’s pro-government National Constituent Assembly approved a law allowing President Nicolas Maduro to confidentially sign new oil deals with private firms and foreign nations, in response to U.S. sanctions
The United States will not tolerate foreign military interference in the Western Hemisphere. President Trump has made it clear that there will be costs for those who further Maduro’s usurpation and repression.
Once again, the people of Venezuela have taken to the streets in support of a peaceful democratic transition to Interim President Juan Guaido. It is time for the Venezuelan military high command to stand alongside its people, not with Maduro’s Cuban patrons.
Maduro must listen to the booming voices of the Venezuelan people, accept Interim President Guaido’s offer of amnesty, and stand out of the way of a democratic transition in Venezuela. The world is watching.