Declaring that “Nicolas Maduro will never again govern Venezuela,” Mike Pompeo unveils a so-called “transition” plan that tells Venezuelans to submit or starve.
The Trump administration has unveiled a so-called ‘democratic transition’ plan that demands the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in exchange for a five-person “Council of State,” and threatens “increased” sanctions if Venezuela does not comply. Latin America policy analyst Leonard Flores says that the plan is a non-starter and the latest US effort to starve Venezuelans into submission.
Guest: Leonardo Flores, Latin American policy expert and campaigner with CODEPINK.
Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!. Aaron has also presented and produced for Vice, AJ+, and Al Jazeera.