The U.S. wants to stop illegal drug deliveries with a military operation off Venezuela. It is one of the largest U.S. military operations in the region since 1989.
The U.S. has sent several warships and surveillance aircraft near the coast of Venezuela for an anti-drug mission. The operation in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific aims to stop illegal drug shipments to the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a press conference in the White House. It is one of the largest U.S. military operations in the region since the Panama invasion in 1989.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s Minister of Communication described the military operation as a desperate attempt by the United States to distract from the “humanitarian crisis” by spreading the novel coronavirus in its own country. It is also interesting that the U.S. government is trying to stop cocaine supplies for the first time in decades. In any case, these come mainly from Colombia, an ally of the United States.