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Letter: U.S. should do something to help Venezuela
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an interview Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, with the Associated Press at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. - photo by Associated Press

Strongman Nicolas Maduro is determined to destroy Venezuela despite losing the election to Juan Guaido, who is the legitimate president by popular vote.

Previous President Chavez began destroying that country when he nationalized the oil industry. Venezuela was once a wonderful country full of natural resources until Chavez came on the scene.

Just look how Fidel Castro has ruined Cuba by nationalizing all of the natural resources and doing a lousy job of managing them. Cuba is frozen in the late 1950s and there is no hope for them other than full-fledged democracy.

Cuba could be the top tourist destination in that part of the world if they would let democracy have a chance.
Venezuelan President Maduro has hit a new low when he has stopped humanitarian supplies in Colombia from entering his country.

I know the old days of the U.S. leading behind the scenes coups in countries like Venezuela, I just wish there was some way we could contribute to overturning that madman in power.

The good people of that country deserve better. Right now there is no food, no medical supplies for the hospitals and no hope for the future unless you are in the military or are part of the Maduro family and friends.

The U.S. could do something other than military intervention to help that country turn around.
William McKee
Flowery Branch
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