Venezuela: Keep Trump out


  • Kieran Allen


Donald Trump is preparing the ground for military intervention in Venezuela. He is working closely with the leader of the far right opposition, Juan Guaido, who has proclaimed himself President.

Trump has recognised Guaido as the legitimate President of the county and has refused to withdraw US diplomats when the country’s current leader, Nicholas Maduro, ordered them to leave. Any attempt to physically remove them will be used by Trump as a pretext for military intervention.

Trump claims to be acting in the name of ‘freedom and the rule of law’. But this is a man who has imprisoned thousands of Central American children in cages. He has shut down the US government because he wants to build out a wall – to keep out Venezuelans, Mexicans, Colombians and more, who he implies are rapists or criminals.