Tillerson Threatens Venezuela with Coup

Tillerson says Venezuelan military may turn on Maduro

2 February 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested Venezuela may face a military coup.

Mr Tillerson said the US was not advocating regime change and that he had no intelligence on any planned action.

But he said that historically the military in Latin America has often intervened in times of serious crises.

He was speaking at the University of Texas ahead of his Latin America tour.

The secretary of state will visit Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Colombia, as well as Jamaica.

Mr Tillerson joked that Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro should seek refuge in Cuba.

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