April 14, 2019

As Venezuela crisis drags on, Pompeo defends U.S. actions

Featuring ​Neil Bhatiya

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist John Hudson

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a lot to feel good about during his four-country swing through South America this past week.

During his visit to Santiago, Chile’s foreign minister stressed the importance of Washington’s “diplomatic pressure” in working to unseat Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

In Peru and Paraguay, diplomats underscored their lockstep support for the U.S. goal of bringing relief to the millions of Venezuelan refugees flooding into neighboring countries.

And in Colombia, Venezuelans who have fled there thanked him for his efforts in the border town of Cúcuta, where the United States has positioned tons of aid in the event Maduro’s regime allows food and medicine into the country.

Read the full article and more in The Washington Post.

  • ​Neil Bhatiya

    Associate Fellow, Energy, Economics, and Security Program

    Neil Bhatiya is the Associate Fellow for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. His work focuses on how the United States uses ...