MiamiHerald / When President Donald Trump makes his first trip to Latin America on April 13 to meet with leaders from throughout the region at the Summit of the Americas, he risks making a big mistake – coming across as the leading advocate of sanctions against the Venezuelan regime.
That’s exactly what Venezuela’s dictator Nicolás Maduro wants: to see Trump – who, according to polls, is the most unpopular U.S. president in Latin America in recent memory – become the champion of international pressure against the Venezuelan government.
If Trump becomes Maduro’s most vocal critic at the summit, the autocrat will use that as new ammunition for his claims that Venezuela’s humanitarian disaster is the result of alleged U.S. aggression, rather than of his disastrous regime.
The April 13-14 Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, will be critical for regional efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela among other things because it will take place shortly before Venezuela’s sham election scheduled for May 20.
When Trump visits Peru for the Summit of the Americas, he should avoid a leadership role on Venezuela
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