Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar publicly blamed the United States for the ongoing humanitarian crisis and political chaos plaguing Venezuela this week; saying America’s “policies” have “lead to devastation” in the once-rich nation.
“A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today,” said Omar Wednesday during an interview.
“This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States,” she added.
“Ilhan Omar’s response to Venezuela’s murderous dictator? 1) Refuse to support global coalition backing Guaidó 2) Back the socialist regime 3) Demonize US aid Now she’s blaming AMERICA for the crisis. She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs Cmte,” fired-back RNC chair Ronna McDaniel.
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ON THE BRINK: Venezuela’s Guaido Issues Call for ‘GENERAL STRIKE’ to Oust Maduro Regime
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a “general strike” throughout the country Thursday; days after tens of thousands marched against Nicolas Maduro’s brutal socialist regime.
“Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is hoping public employees stage strikes on Thursday to put pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro – a day after clashes between his forces and anti-government protesters left one woman dead and dozens injured,” reports Fox News.
“Guaidó’s push for a general strike and for Venezuelans to remain in the streets – which was met with cheers Wednesday by a crowd of thousands that had gathered to hear him speak in Caracas – are his latest moves in a fledgling attempt to unseat Maduro from power,” adds the author.
Maduro has so far endured Guaido’s move to oust his regime; saying his socialist revolution will continue despite pressure from the “Gringo Empire” based in Washington, DC.
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ON THE BRINK: Venezuela’s Guaido Leads ‘MILITARY UPRISING’ Against Maduro’s Socialist Regime
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets Tuesday alongside fellow activists and some members of the military in protest of Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime; raising new questions over the future of the once oil-rich nation.
“Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers early Tuesday in a bold and risky call for the military to rise up and oust socialist leader Nicolas Maduro,” reports the Associated Press.
“I want to tell the Venezuelan people: This is the moment to take to the streets and accompany these patriotic soldiers,” said Lopez. “Everyone should come to the streets, in peace.”
“It’s now or never,” said a recently defected soldier.
Maduro has routinely blamed his government’s total failure on the United States; claiming President Trump has launched “electronic warfare” against Venezuela.
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