Eyes on Venezuela as US sends Warships to C’bean

Published by the BBC on April 2, 2020.

(BBC) – The US says it is sending warships to the Caribbean to stop illegal drugs.

“We must not let the drug cartels exploit the [coronavirus] pandemic to threaten American lives,” President Donald Trump said.

The move comes a week after the US charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials in the country with “narco-terrorism”.

It accused them of flooding the US with cocaine and using drugs as a weapon to undermine the health of Americans.

A $15m (£12.5m) reward was offered for information leading to Mr Maduro’s arrest.

The Venezuelan government called the US deployment a “diversion” from the current pandemic spreading around the US – and the world at large.

The US military deployment will further escalate tensions between the two nations.

Written by onenewsstvincent

One News St. Vincent is a subsidiary of ONE NEWS MEDIA which also includes Campus Reporter News (UWI Mona) and Secrets of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel and Tourism site. One News St. Vincent was founded on March 25, 2020. It is designed to bring a fresh social media engagement approach to news presentation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the eastern Caribbean.

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