13 Aug '17, 9pm

Latin America rejects Trump's Venezuela invasion threat | Via @STcom

CARACAS/LIMA • After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America has come out strongly against US threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. US President Donald Trump's surprise comments last Friday may bring the beleaguered Mr Maduro some respite in the region, just as Venezuela was on the verge of becoming a pariah over its recent installation of a legislative superbody, widely condemned as a power grab by the ruling Socialists. Following Mr Trump's assertion that military intervention in Venezuela was an option, Mr Maduro's critics are caught between backing the idea of a foreign invasion of Venezuela and supporting a president they call a dictator. The sudden escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's crisis preceded United States vice-president Mike Pence's trip to the region that began yesterday. He was set...

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