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Protect President Guaido and Hope for Venezuela

Protect President Guaido and Hope for Venezuela

In this June 29, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump said he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. (Jacquelyn Martin, File/AP)

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 12:20 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Finally, something is being done about the nightmare that has befallen Venezuela, thanks to years of socialist misrule there that has turned one of the world’s richest nations into an economic basket case, a humanitarian disaster and a geopolitical time-bomb.

Yesterday, Juan Guaido, the leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly, took the extraordinary step of swearing himself in as the Interim President of Venezuela. This desperate – but constitutional – move is aimed at ending the bankrupting chaos that is the legacy of long-time communist dictator, Hugo Chavez, and his corrupt and incompetent hand-picked successor, Nicholas Maduro.

President Trump promptly joined other regional and world leaders in recognizing Mr. Guaido as his country’s legitimate president. This is a necessary but insufficient step. They must now take measures to help protect him and the chance to save Venezuela that his courage is making possible.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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Yesterday, Juan Guaido, the leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly, took the extraordinary step of swearing himself in as the Interim President of Venezuela.
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