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Washington will make Venezuelans ‘suffer’ until they acquiesce to regime change - Aaron Maté

Washington will make Venezuelans ‘suffer’ until they acquiesce to regime change - Aaron Maté
Venezuelans will be made to suffer under draconian sanctions until President Nicolas Maduro is forced out of office, journalist Aaron Maté told RT, describing the tactic as a page from Washington's “regime-change playbook.”

Support for opposition leader Juan Guaido has all but dried up, and Venezuela’s military continues to remain loyal to Maduro. The failure of the US-backed coup means that Washington will now use economic warfare in an attempt to make the Venezuelan people bend to its will, Maté explained to Afshin Rattansi on RT’s Going Underground.

“When you can’t use force, then you try to make the people suffer,” Maté said about the “unprecedented” sanctions targeting Caracas. He added that the strategy of economic strangulation is part of the “regime-change playbook that the US follows around the world.”

Watch the full interview.

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