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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:58 PM

Pompeo Has Lost His Mind: China Denies US Claim It's Prolonging Venezuela Crisis


China condemned the US secretary of state’s ‘groundless allegations’ after Pompeo criticized Beijing for backing Maduro

Tom Phillips in Mexico City

Mon 15 Apr 2019 11.55 EDT Last modified on Mon 15 Apr 2019 11.57 EDT

China has rejected US claims that it is partly to blame for the disintegration of Venezuela, accusing Washington of slandering Beijing and “spreading chaos” in Latin America.

“China’s bankrolling of the Maduro regime helped precipitate and prolong the crisis in that country,” said Pompeo, who described Maduro as “a power-hungry tyrant who has brought ruin to his country and to his people”.

“I think there’s a lesson … to be learned for all of us: China and others are being hypocritical calling for non-intervention in Venezuela’s affairs. Their own financial interventions have helped destroy that country,” Pompeo added, claiming Chinese money had been used to pay off Maduro’s cronies, crush pro-democracy activists and fund ineffective social programs.

China, which is Venezuela’s biggest foreign creditor and is estimated to have provided up to $62bn (£47bn) of loans since 2007, reacted angrily.

The foreign ministry spokesperson, Lu Kang, slammed Pompeo’s “groundless allegations” and “attempts to slander China and sow discord between China and Latin American countries”.

“The US has long been treating Latin America as its backyard, where it would resort to willful use of pressure, threat or even subversion. People can tell right from wrong. I am sure Latin American countries are fully capable of telling a true friend from a false one who is ignoring rules and spreading chaos,” Lu told a press conference in Beijing on Monday, according to an official transcript.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/15/china-mike-pompeo-venezuela-maduro

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:04 PM

1. Latin American countries can clearly see Russia and China propping up a dictator while people starve

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:41 PM

2. China and russia

Finish off a dying nation to get into the Americas!

They don't care about people- just strategy.

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