The World Reacts to Trump's Military Threat Against Venezuela

John Pilger commented that Trump’s threat of military aggression against Venezuela falls in line with U.S. history in the past century

Stability across Latin America is in jeopardy from President Donald Trump's "reckless threat" to consider military action against Venezuela, Caracas said on Sunday, after its military vowed to stand up to the U.S. leader's "craziness".

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence launched a Latin America tour yesterday that has taken on new significance following President Donald Trump's threat of a possible "military option" against Venezuela.

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Saturday slammed the "warmongering" declarations of the US President Donald Trump as "threats to peace".

The military, current and retired members of which control a third of the government, leapt on the threat to say it was the nation's only bulwark against the "imperialist aggression".

"We want to express gratitude for all the expressions of solidarity and rejection of the use of force from governments around the world, including Latin America", she said in a short speech. In a watershed development, 11 Latin American countries and Canada signed a hard-hitting resolution last week that calls the Venezuelan government illegitimate and demands a return to democracy.

Peru, one of Maduro's fiercest critics, led the charge in criticising Trump's threat, saying it was against United Nations principles.

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The tour is dominated by the crisis in Venezuela and how USA "partners and friends" were looking to the "future" regarding that country, while others were stuck in the "past", a senior United States administration official said. "It is not the first time that Trump has acted like this towards Venezuela, which has been besieged for a long time", said Cristobal Alva, a Venezuelan poet from Guatire in the northern state of Miranda.

"All measures should be peaceful and respect the sovereignty of Venezuela", a statement from Colombia's foreign ministry said.

Other Latin American nations strongly opposed to Venezuela's political move have also condemned the prospect of the US military being deployed to impose Washington's will.

Experts on the region said the president's comments will undoubtedly make Mike Pence's task more hard when he arrives Sunday in Cartagena, Colombia. He was set to visit Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama.

"I think Pence's problem is that he is going to come to Latin America and people are going to ask him, 'Are you speaking on behalf of President Trump, are you speaking on behalf of the USA government?"

Venezuela's chief opposition coalition issued a restrained criticism of Trump's talk of using a "military option". "The crisis in Venezuela can't be resolved through military actions, internally or externally", Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray wrote on Twitter.

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