Invasion unlikely, but fever builds in Venezuela, pumped up by 2 presidents

CBC News
Maduro Venezuela James Alexander Michie

Last weekend, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the incorporation of the Socialist Party's Bolivarian National Militia into the armed forces — another step in the politicization of a military whose soldiers already salute officers with a shout of 'Chavez lives!' (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

The tension constantly increases in relation to the situation in Venezuela. The nation currently has an interim president, Juan Guaido. He has already been recognized by various nations and of course among them is the United States. Likewise, the United States has already imposed various sanctions against Venezuela. This in order to try to pressure Maduro and his government to finally abandon his mandate. In the same way, he is trying to deprive him of the money he needs to remain in power.

Many speak of a possible invasion from the United States to Venezuela. However, it seems that it is unlikely.

Polls to the public

In a survey conducted in November by the Venezuelan public opinion research firm Datanalisis, 35 percent of respondents said they supported “foreign military intervention” to get Maduro out of office. While more than half rejected the idea.

On the other hand, a “negotiated solution to get President Maduro out of power” was the most popular option to get out of the crisis since he received at least 63 percent support. While on the other hand, between 20 and 30 percent of the 31 million inhabitants of Venezuela support the Maduro government. At least that’s what Miguel Tinker Salas, a history professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California, has said.

It should be noted that many of those who continue to support the Maduro government is located in the poor neighborhoods of Venezuela. In these cases, on many occasions, foreign journalists who visit them sometimes receive considerable hostility. However, CBC News visited the Marin neighborhood in the parish of San Agustín. There is an imposing crest of houses made of concrete blocks and corrugated iron roofs that is served by a cable car built 10 years ago by the Chávez government at an exorbitant price. That being the case

That being the case, a large part of the residents with whom CBC News spoke in San Agustín agreed on one thing. And they do not like Venezuela being threatened with possible military action by the United States.

Apparently, Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela has convinced ordinary people, such as those of San Agustín, that the US Marines could no doubt attack the beaches at any time.

If at any time the United States was planning to invade Venezuela, it is obviously not doing much to prepare for it.

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Source: CBC News

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