The United States, hiding behind the struggle for human rights and concern about the political situation in Venezuela, is trying to dictate its own terms. In fact, the United States does not want to miss out on economic benefits and wants to protect itself from the "Russian threat" that it sees in everything.
2019 began with another political scandal, which did not go without the participation of the United States. This world power strongly supports self-nominated Juan Guaido, who has decided to become President of Venezuela. Why America indulges the desire of this speaker of parliament in his desire to take the post of head of state, why the Trump cabinet interferes in the politics of a neighboring country - let's figure it out right now.
Venezuelan crisis and what America is afraid of
The US intervention comes against the backdrop of the internal problems of Caracas. Venezuela has large oil reserves and exports almost 95% of black gold. But recently, the price of oil has noticeably decreased, which negatively affected the country's economy.
Against the background of this situation, internal political conflicts have escalated. Some noted that the "Venezuelan Maidan" had begun, but it was not without US intervention.
Juan Guaido decided to take over as head of state, dismissing the current president of the country, Nicolas Maduro. In this, the self-nominated candidate is supported by the Trump cabinet. In fact, it is not so important for the US government who exactly will run Venezuela, the main thing is to give preference to the most accommodating candidate and to remove Maduro.
The current ruler of Venezuela is on good terms with Russia. Our country is making quite large investments here. But not only this worries America, it is trying to solve the "China question" as well. After all, the investments of this country in the Venezuelan economy in 2017 amounted to $ 50 billion, while Russian investments were at the level of $ 17 billion.
The United States cannot allow the state assets of this Bolivarian Republic to end up in the hands of China or Russia. After all, America considers Venezuela to be a profitable gas station, which is located nearby.
It is known that Russia is the main supplier of arms to Venezuela. Our countries have signed an agreement that spells out the points of military cooperation.
The United States fears that Russia will establish its military bases in the Bolivarian Republic, in the immediate vicinity of the "great power."
Recently, this word is familiar to every Russian. America loves to impose sanctions against countries and specific citizens it dislikes. The same applies to Venezuela, some of its inhabitants. But it all started long before the 2019 collapse.
Relations between the United States and this neighboring country began to deteriorate even under Hugo Chavez, who led Venezuela from the late 20th century to 2013. Then he was replaced by Nicolas Maduro, who to this day is the legitimate president of the country.
But with the new head of state, the US government not only failed to improve relations, but the disagreements that existed before this only intensified.
American leaders are not missing a moment to talk about Venezuela's problems. These include: non-observance of human rights, the presence of Colombian groups, the problem of drug trafficking and terrorism.
They began to punish the unreliable and rebellious country during the reign of Barack Obama. America's vice president applied sanctions to members of the Venezuelan government. The leaders of the US parliament decided to freeze assets and ban those who, in their opinion, violate human rights in the Bolivarian Republic from visiting some countries.
Trump went even further. Four decrees signed by him have increased the sanctions for some legal entities and individuals in Venezuela.
Where US intervention could lead
Many politicians hope that Venezuela is not threatened by the fate of Iraq and Libya, where there was clear intervention by the United States, and the assassinations of heads of state took place under far-fetched pretexts.
Assuming the development of a negative scenario, one can assume an attempt at American military intervention. But the US government cannot but know that it is unlikely that even those dissatisfied with the situation in Venezuela will be delighted with the invasion of foreigners. According to experts, many in this country have weapons that they can use against intruders. And in the jungles of Colombia, there are leftist rebel groups that will side with Maduro if an armed conflict breaks out.