Russia has recognized Maduro as President. If that doesn’t sound like an escalation of the cold war, there’s that pesky “script taken from Libya” thing too…
The chaos is quickly unfolding.
Here’s a recap of our coverage, in chronological order:
- We suspected something was up with regime change just yesterday.
- Today, we find out the US officially recognizes Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela.
From President Trump:
The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. https://t.co/WItWPiG9jK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019
Here’s another update, on this early Wednesday evening, 23 January, 2019, of the quickly unfolding political and geo-political crises in Venezuela.
And now we’ve heard from the Russians.
“Russia has already recognized Maduro as the legitimately elected president of Venezuela” and will not change his position, Andrei Klimov, senator of the Council of the Russian Federation , said on Wednesday.
In addition, he added that no change is expected in the policy of Moscow with respect to the South American country.
On January 23, deputy Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself “president in charge” of Venezuela during an opposition demonstration in Caracas.
USA He recognized on Wednesday Guaidó, president of the National Assembly (AN), as the country’s “legitimate” head of state. For their part, several Latin American countries, including Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile or Paraguay have also joined the states that recognize the opposition leader.
Plenty of people are looking at this as a legitimate up-rising of the people.
RT en Espanol might not agree, and offers some food for thought:
Los paralelos en el trato de EE.UU. a Venezuela en 2019 y a Libia en 2011 pic.twitter.com/pICj1FmVd6
— RT en Español (@ActualidadRT) January 23, 2019
This is an ongoing, developing story.
Surely we will hear all about “5-D chess”.
At this point, however, the dust hasn’t even settled.
Even if Venezuela’s gold has likely already been melted down.
And cast in to .9999 fine gold kilo bars.
We’ll monitor the developments.
– Half Dollar
About the Author
U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.