U.S. Secretary Of State Demands Russians Stop Assistance To Venezuelan Leader Maduro; Report Calls For U.N. To Declare Humanitarian Emergency

Fox News: Pompeo on Venezuela Crisis: ‘The Russians Must Leave and Maduro Must Go’
“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that the Russians cease their assistance in propping up Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo told ‘Fox & Friends’ that Maduro, a protege of the late socialist icon Hugo Chavez, ‘must go.’ ‘The Russians must leave,’ he said, noting that the Kremlin is supporting the Maduro regime as the once-rich nation descends into economic and humanitarian chaos…” (4/5).

The Guardian: U.N. urged to declare full-scale crisis in Venezuela as health system ‘collapses’
“The U.N. must officially declare a full-scale humanitarian emergency in Venezuela after the ‘utter collapse’ of the health system, experts have said. Warning of the return of infectious diseases and rising levels of malnutrition and infant and maternal death, a report published [last] week by Human Rights Watch and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calls on the U.N. secretary general, António Guterres, to declare a ‘complex humanitarian emergency’…” (Hodal, 4/5).

Additional coverage of the HRW/JHSPH report is available from NPR and VOA News.

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