Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro warned the White House of “another Vietnam” this week; accusing the Trump administration of organizing a “coup d’etat” in the once-rich Latin American nation.
“A campaign has been prepared to justify a coup d’etat in Venezuela, which has been prepared, financed and supported actively by the Donald Trump administration,” said Maduro on social media Tuesday.
The warning comes as the Venezuelan crisis has escalated over the last few hours, with at least 40 demonstrators killed in anti-government protests and some 850 arrested, according to NGO figures.. https://t.co/HnswXWfP4H
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“Let’s no permit a new Vietnam in Venezuela,” he added. “If the U.S. intends to invade us, they will have a Vietnam worse than they can imagine. Let’s not allow violence.”