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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:16 am 
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Venezuela: None Of Our Business
by Thomas Knapp

On January 23, the President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, Juan Guaido, was sworn in as “interim president.” In what was presumably a pre-coordinated move, Guaido’s administration was quickly recognized by the governments of the United States, Canada, and several countries in Latin America.

Guaido’s claim rests on a provision in Venezuela’s constitution which allows him to assume the office should it become vacant. The Assembly says that it is. Nicolas Maduro, elected to a second term as president in 2018, begs to differ. A number of countries, including Russia and China, continue to recognize his government.

All of which seems either remarkably simple or incredibly complicated, depending on who you ask and which side they’re on. From an American who’s on neither side, like me, it comes down to two simple facts:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:51 pm 
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Pete, I agree, we should not get involved in the domestic affairs of Venezuela. However, I fear that there is involvement on our part coming. But there is NO justification for it that I can see.


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