Venezuela President Maduro charged in US drug trafficking inquiry. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was charged as part of a far-reaching U.S. Investigation stretching from New York to Florida, officials said Thursday. Attorney General William Barr announced the extraordinary action Thursday, saying that charges also were filed against more than a dozen other Venezuelan officials, including the country's chief judge and the minister of defense. Ref. USAToday.
So that's how he has been raking in the dollars while his people can't even get the most basic necessities of life!
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"We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace," said Maduro, who wore a green uniform and a military hat as he spoke with his army top brass during a military exercise involving tanks and missiles. "We need to have rifles, missiles and well-oiled tanks at the ready.... To defend every inch of the territory if needs be," he added. Source 1b.
Its really not a good time to be starting two fronts of war… one with Iran and now with Venezuela. With a pandemic already killing loads and infecting the military I just don't see why Trump would take this angle… now.
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