WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is tumbling into a proxy battle with Russia over Venezuela, the latest international standoff that threatens a return to the tense Cold War years.
The two sides traded barbed accusations this week after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called on the public and military to rise up and oust autocrat Nicolas Maduro. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened military action and accused Russia of convincing Maduro to cling to office instead of fleeing to Cuba amid growing street protests. Russia, in turn, chided Pompeo for spreading “fakes” as part of an “information war.”
The disagreement spilled into …read more
Source: European Voice