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Venezuela Meltdown Update (16)

Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.

Falling back on the age-old insult, when you’re down, accuse the other side of being a Nazi. 

Otherwise, it’s pretty quiet. Which may also be alarming…  *grin*

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Aid standoff continues. POTUS warns Venezuelan regime and military. Sen Rubio warns Venezuelan military. Maduro regime continues with lame propaganda. Regime denies entry to five EU legislators.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “I ask every member of the Maduro regime: End this nightmare of poverty, hunger and death. LET YOUR PEOPLE GO. Set your country free! Now is the time for all Venezuelan Patriots to act together, as one united people. Nothing could be better for the future of Venezuela!”

Scott Walker on Twitter: “President Trump is right to warn Venezuela’s military that if they continue to stand with Maduro, “you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything.””

Trump: ‘The Twilight Hour of Socialism Has Arrived,’ Envisages ‘The First Free Hemisphere in All of Human History’

Ahead of what looks to be a looming showdown on the Venezuela-Colombia border this weekend, President Trump in a rousing speech on Monday declared socialism in the western hemisphere to be in its “twilight hour,” predicting freedom not just for Venezuela, but for the people of Cuba and Nicaragua as well.

President Trump: ‘The Days of Socialism and Communism Are Numbered’

By supporting a peaceful regime change in Venezuela, the United States has paved the way toward purging South …

Trump Delivers Blunt Warning to Venezuela Military Over Aid Impasse – The New York Times

Mr. Trump warned Venezuelan soldiers to renounce loyalty to President Nicolás Maduro or they will find “no safe harbor.”

Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or ‘lose everything’ | Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela’s military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.

Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro in speech – CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and allow humanitarian aid to flow into Venezuela.

As Trump Attacks Maduro, Some See Bid for Florida Votes – The New York Times

President Trump went to Miami not only to warn Nicolás Maduro that his days as Venezuela’s leader were numbered, but also to court a key bloc of voters ahead of the 2020 election.

Trump Demands End to Maduro Regime in Broad Attack on Socialism

“The twilight hour of socialism has arrived in our hemisphere and frankly in many, many places around the world,” Trump said to an audience at Florida International University. Republicans have portrayed Democratic proposals to expand government-run health insurance programs and combat climate change

Trump Rages Against ‘Socialist Tyranny’ During Call To Oust Venezuelan President | HuffPost Australia

Trump embraced the rhetoric of the Cold War, promising to topple Nicolás Maduro and “socialists” all across the Western Hemisphere.

Bolton Knocks Maduro’s Allies: ‘Last Time I Checked, North Korea Was Not a Beacon of Democracy’

As the embattled Maduro regime in Venezuela gathers an alliance to resist what it portrays as a U.S.-led effort to topple it, National Security Advisor John Bolton took a dig at the quality of the governments choosing to side with it.

Marco Rubio on Venezuela Border: ‘Terrorist’ Nicolás Maduro ‘Pure Evil’

Sen. Marco Rubio visited the Colombian border town of Cucutá on Sunday, where he blasted the inhumanity of socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro.

Rubio goes to Venezuela’s border, making demands and issuing threats – ThinkProgress

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) visited the Colombian border town of Cucutá on Sunday, where he blasted the inhumanity of socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro and pledged to force through the arrival of humanitarian aid from the United States.

Rubio warns the military in Venezuela not to prevent aid entry | Bradenton Herald

Florida Senator Marco Rubio warned the Venezuelan military during a visit to Cucuta, Colombia, on Sunday, to stop preventing humanitarian aid from entering the country.

At Venezuela border, Rubio warns Nicolas Maduro’s troops against “crime” of blocking aid – CBS News

Standing at Venezuela's border with Colombia, U.S. senator tells Maduro's troops that following his orders would be a &quot;crime against humanity&quot;

Marco Rubio: Venezuelan soldiers would be committing ‘crime against humanity’ by blocking aid | Fox News

During a visit to the Colombian border city of Cucuta, Sen. Marco Rubio warned Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a “crime against humanity” if they blocked the entry of U.S. aid being channeled through rivals of disputed socialist President Nicolás Maduro.

Nicolas Maduro says Trump sounds like a Nazi

MIAMI — Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is rejecting President Donald Trump’s call for a new day in Venezuela and comparing the…

Venezuela assembles neo-Axis of Evil to oppose US intervention | NEWSREP

The ongoing rift between Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido was brought to the international stage at the United Nations earlier this week. The Venezuelan

How Maduro is holding desperate Venezuelans hostage – The Washington Post

To understand why a leader would refuse humanitarian aid, you have to grasp the hostage-taking dynamics that now drive Venezuela’s crisis.

Venezuela state internet provider blocks volunteer aid page

Venezuela’s state internet provider CANTV has blocked a webpage where volunteers sign up to answer National Assembly president Juan Guaido’s call to help bring in desperately needed humanitarian aid, the opposition said on Monday. Guaido says he wants one million volunteers by Saturday, the

Venezuela expels 5 European lawmakers as humanitarian aid spat intensifies – Daily Sabah

Venezuela on Sunday expelled five visiting European lawmakers, an act which opposition leader Juan Guaido branded irrational as his showdown with…

Barred from Venezuela, European Lawmakers Call for Action

Conservative European lawmakers who were barred from entering Venezuela this weekend are urging EU’s top diplomat to suspend contacts with Nicolas Maduro’s government

Pressure Grows on Europe to Back Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Pressure is growing on European Union to formally back Venezuela’s opposition, after three EU lawmakers were refused entry into the country

European Parliament Calls for EU Response After Venezuela Expels Delegation – Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani lashed out on Monday at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for expelling the parliament’s delegation and urged Brussels to act.

Venezuelan Regime Plans Rival Concert to Coincide With Richard Branson’s – WSJ

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who faces growing pressure to step down, plans to organize a rival musical performance on the Colombian border this week in response to a Live Aid-style concert staged by Richard Branson.

As U.S. amasses aid on Venezuelan border, Colombian city braces for showdown – The Washington Post

A concert organized by Richard Branson is set for Friday in Cucuta, followed by a massive opposition protest Saturday.

Why the left should demand, without hesitation, the departure of Maduro (Opinion) – CNN

Bernard-Henri Levy writes that Nicolas Maduro must leave office; few dictatorships have violated the values, principles and guarantees enshrined in Venezuela’s fundamental law the way he has.