Nicolás Maduro must be praying for the US to intervene in Venezuela | Simon Jenkins

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The only way the beleaguered Venezuelan president can shore up his position is if Trump blunders in

One thing alone could save the Maduro regime in Venezuela. That is western intervention. Nothing unites a country like a sovereign enemy on its borders. Venezuelans may hate their president, Nicolás Maduro, but they also hate the US. China may be exasperated, but it is Maduro’s ally, and would have to help him if the US attacked. So the US, and everyone else, should leave Venezuela alone. Unintended consequences of outside intervention scream down the ages. Only Donald Trump seems deaf.

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