Venezuela is often used as an example of where our country is headed if we allow Democrats to take over the White House.
The country’s socialist policies have destroyed its economy and President Nicolas Maduro is so determined to hold onto power and keep his citizens in need of the government, Maduro is literally blocking aid from getting to those who need it most.
The Venezuelan people desperately need humanitarian aid. The U.S. & other countries are trying to help, but #Venezuela’s military under Maduro’s orders is blocking aid with trucks and shipping tankers. The Maduro regime must LET THE AID REACH THE STARVING PEOPLE. #EstamosUnidosVE pic.twitter.com/L4ysYJaM6H
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 6, 2019
The Humanitarian Crisis
Virtually from the day the last election results were announced, Venezuela has been in a state of turmoil. While Maduro was the announced winner, most believe the election was completely rigged to ensure he was able to keep power.
In fact, the United States has already put its support behind National Assembly leader Juan Guaido and acknowledged him as the actual leader of the country. Guaido made a plea for humanitarian aide to be delivered to help the thousands of citizens in the country that are starving.
Things have reportedly gotten so bad in the country, families are resorting to eating pets and zoo animals.
While Guaido has asked the military to allow the aide through, that request has been denied.
Even though Guaido has the support of many countries, the military remains behind Maduro.
Maduro, for his part, has stated he will not let the aide go through because, he says, “We are not beggars.”
So, while Maduro sits behind closed doors eating the finest offerings available, his citizens are literally dying in the streets.
Maduro stays defiant
While all of this is happening, Maduro has continued to blow up social media with provocative statements like America “besieges our homeland.”
Maduro has been offered safe passage by both Trump and Guaido if he steps down peacefully, but the embattled dictator has shown no desire whatsoever to entertain that offer.
Surely, this will not be permitted to go on much longer and it is only a matter of time before the United States is forced to intervene more forcefully.