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Coup plan B! US tells Guaido he may renounce his Venezuela ‘presidency’ claim – but they’re not giving up just yet

Coup plan B! US tells Guaido he may renounce his Venezuela ‘presidency’ claim  –  but they’re not giving up just yet

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The US State Department magnanimously agreed that opposition politician Juan Guaido may not actually be president of Venezuela, but insisted he still has to be part of a transition government if Caracas wants sanctions relief. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put forth a “democratic transition framework” on Tuesday, under which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would set up a power-sharing interim government with Guaido, that would arrange for elections in six months to a year. According to Pompeo, the proposal “protects the interests and equities of all Venezuelan people who desperately seek a resolution to their dire political, economic and humanitarian crisis,” and he urged all sides to “carefully and seriously” consider it. Comment: The only crisis is the one manufactured by the US. If they really wanted to help Venezuela, they’d drop the embargo: “Crimes against humanity”: Former UN rapporteur says US sanctions on Venezuela like a “medieval siege”
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