President Maduro calls on U.S. people to prevent war against Venezuela

President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro addressed on Sunday, April 5, a letter to the U.S. people to warn about the threats and plans of Donald Trump’s government against the Latina American country amid the global expansion of COVID-19.

“As the world focuses on addressing the COVID-19 emergency, the Trump administration, using its institutions  as tools to achieve its electoral goals, and based on infamies disguised as pretexts to fight drug trafficking, has ordered the largest U.S. military deployment in our region in the last 30 years in order to threaten Venezuela and lead our region to a costly, bloody, military conflict with no end in sight,” reads the letter read by Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza in Caracas.

The Venezuelan president explains in his letter that the Trump administration filed, without showing any evidence, accusations of drug trafficking towards the United States against him and senior Venezuelan officials.

“It is clear that the Trump administration is building a smokescreen to hide the improvised and erratic management of the pandemic in the United States,” he warned.

Therefore, President Maduro called on the U.S. people “to stop this madness, hold his leaders responsible and force them to focus their attention and resources on urgently addressing the pandemic.”

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