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June 20, 2019

Carlos Vecchio Talks Maduro, Juan Guaidó, and Venezuela - The Atlantic

By molly cruz

And they’re betting on the Trump administration to help bring Nicolás Maduro’s reign to an end.Of course, Venezuela’s military leaders have so far stuck with Maduro through months of U.S. military threats. And with the exception of über-hawks like Lindsey Graham, there seems to be nearly no appetite in Washington to actually use military force. If a “military option” is indeed “on the table,&r ...

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And they’re betting on the Trump administration to help bring Nicolás Maduro’s reign to an end.

Of course, Venezuela’s military leaders have so far stuck with Maduro through months of U.S. military threats. And with the exception of über-hawks like Lindsey Graham, there seems to be nearly no appetite in Washington to actually use military force. If a “military option” is indeed “on the table,” as Trump-administration officials like to say, it’s wedged in a corner and unlikely to shake loose absent some seismic development.



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Born in Long Island public school year in Sweden as exchange student, went to Harvard one year, Cooper Union in NYC as Art student. Have two children, one of whom is rock mogul, the other has three daughters, one of whom has two daughters, making me a great grandmother at 68, very proud. For twenty years I operated a private primary school, Orchard School, in Santa Cruz CA. Still going strong but I'm retired and write much of the time. Strong believer in the space program and our subconscious quest as a species to prevent celestial onslaughts of one kind and another, for which it is my conviction that we have developed nuclear power, though we've had to use false wars to do so; in the end I believe we'll redeem ourselves in this way, which is why I find the abandonment of the shuttle program so sad. The Russians will do the honors with the next menace from Heaven, or have said that they will. In any case, nothing matters much if we don't, not the debt ceiling, pollution, nothing. All moot.

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