The possibility that President Donald Trump might resort to using military force to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is raising concerns about the potential cost in lives and unintended consequences of committing American troops to another foreign conflict. VOA's Brian Padden reports that while proponents say only "coercive force" will make President Nicolas Maduro give up power, opponents argue U.S. military action could bolster support for the socialist leader.
Venezuela's interim president Juan Guaido has appealed for international support to bring democracy to Venezuela without spilling any more blood. The United States has accused Venezuela's former strongman Nicolas Maduro of blocking humanitarian aid to his desperately needy people. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports that while many call for Maduro to leave, he still enjoys the support of Cuba and Russia.