U.S. Sending Naval Hospital Ship To Venezuela Region To Assist With Refugee Care

The Hill: U.S. sending hospital ship to aid Venezuelan refugees
“The U.S. will send a hospital ship to help with a refugee situation resulting from political turmoil in Venezuela. The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will provide medical services to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, focusing on areas that have housed refugees who have fled Venezuela during the presidency of Nicolás Maduro, the Pentagon said Tuesday in a statement…” (Frazin, 5/8).

VOA News: U.S. to Send Military Hospital Ship to Venezuelan Region
“…U.S. officials have said recently they are considering military options in Venezuela, as the U.S. intensifies diplomatic and economic pressure on the oil-rich country. The U.S. has recognized National Assembly and opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president and has called on President Nicolás Maduro to resign…” (Babb, 5/7).