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CARICOM fears worsening crisis

Trinidad and Tobago: With the Venezuelan crisis worsening on its doorsteps, a small grouping of Caribbean Community leaders headed to the United States this week offering the services of the region as neutral mediator but nations like Trinidad and Guyana, which border Venezuela are not holding their breath for an immediate solution but are taking steps to limit the negative fallout from the South American nation’s deteriorating situation. Comment

Hands off Venezuela

Caribbean: On Jan. 22 Vice President of the US, Mike Pence made a video directly addressing the people of Venezuela. In it he declared that “Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, with no legitimate claim to power.” He did so he said, “on behalf of Donald Trump and all the American people.” He pledged his “unwavering support” for those planning to take to the streets the following day to try to oust President Maduro from power. He said he supported the call by Juan Guaidó, opposition leader and head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, “to declare Maduro a usurper.” Comment

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