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Trump Sends Gun Boats to Venezuela While the World Partners to Fight a Deadly Pandemic
Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2020
3 Apr 2020 – On April’s Fools Day, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a press conference where he announced a new “counter-narcotics effort” by U.S. Southern Command. “We’re deploying additional Navy destroyers, combat ships, aircrafts and helicopters, Coast Guard cutters…doubling our capabilities in the region,” he said. On 26 March, less than a week before Trump’s announcement, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted several members of the Venezuelan government for narco-trafficking. An indictment is not a verdict of guilt, merely a note—in this case – prepared by the U.S. government against an adversary.→ read full article