The vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, threatened Venezuela again and stressed that “Maduro has to go for the return of democracy and prosperity in Venezuela.”
The statements were made after visiting on Tuesday in the city of Miami, Florida, the hospital ship Comfort, which according to Washington will perform a five-month mission in the Caribbean and Latin America to address “the humanitarian crisis caused by Nicolás Maduro.”
A few months ago this ship visited La Guajira in Colombia supposedly to serve Venezuelan migrants living there but the numbers showed that most of the people receiving attention during this visit were Colombians and that is understandable because La Guajira is the most economically depressed area of Colombia.
The USNS Comfort has more than 1,000 beds, a dozen operating rooms, digital imaginery services, a laboratory, pharmacy and a blood bank with 5,000 units, as well as a heliport for large aircraft and military troops of the Southern Command.
According to the US Department of Defense, the mission will last five months and will include stops in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevi. That is, it will be very close to the territorial waters of Venezuela.
US media reported that Pence will also participate in a press conference in the port of Miami, where the “ambassador of the interim government” of Juan Guaidó, Carlos Vecchio, and the head of the Southern Command, Admiral Craig Faller will also be present.
Translated by JRE/EF