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Published on Feb 26, 2019
The embattled Venezuelan president accused the U.S. government of trying to fabricate a crisis to start a war in South America in an interview with ABC News' Tom Llamas.
READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2IEKVn8 Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro accuses US government of fabricating a crisis to start war in South America
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the U.S. government of trying to fabricate a crisis to start a war in South America in his first interview with an American television network in years.
"Everything that the United States government has done has been doomed to failure," Maduro told ABC News' Tom Llamas in Spanish from the presidential palace in Caracas. "They are trying to fabricate a crisis to justify political escalation and a military intervention in Venezuela to bring a war to South America."
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Colombia Monday morning to deliver a message from President Donald Trump to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido: "We are with you 100 percent." There, he announced that the U.S. will provide an additional $56 million in aid to Venezuelan citizens and that the U.S. Treasury Department would be imposing "stronger sanctions" on the Maduro regime's "corrupt financial networks.