Venezuela: Opposition Leader Guaidó Asks U.S. Military for ‘Strategic Planning’ Help

5/14/2019

The head of Venezuela’s national assembly, Juan Guaidó, has asked for a meeting with the U.S. military for “strategic and operational planning” in the power struggle between the Guaidó camp and the government of Nicolás Maduro.

In a letter to the head of U.S. Southern Command (SouthCom), Guaidó’s representative in Washingon, Carlos Vecchio, pointed to worsening conditions in Venezuela as the standoff continues and “the impact of the presence of uninvited foreign forces that place our country and others at risk.”

Guiadó told supporters at a rally in Caracas on Saturday that he would send Vecchio to meet SouthCom “to be able to establish a direct and far-reaching relationship in terms of cooperation.”

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