Washington Still Pondering a Naval Blockade Against Venezuela

The digital media Zero Hedge (ZH) Saturday published information holding that that the United States keeps on considering military actions as an option to overthrow Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

More specifically, despite all the previous failed attempts to destabilize the Bolivarian government, U.S. President Donald Trump is still considering the possibility of a naval blockade against the Venezuelan people.

The ZH article quotes Bloomberg’s information according to which a senior U.S. official said that the Republican politician is frustrated by the failure of pressure actions against the Venezuelan president.

Apparently, economic and financial sanctions against Venezuela, as well as the attempt to block all its oil exports, are not “putting a sufficiently rapid or severe pressure” on Maduro.

“Trump believes a slow-moving bureaucratic process hasn’t delivered the swift, steady pressure on Maduro he’s sought… Trump has pressed for Maduro’s ouster since 2017,” a senior administration official told Bloomberg.

Meanwhile, Washington is eager to intimidate oil companies doing business with the Venezuelan state-owned company PDVSA.​​​​​​​

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