Donald Trump recently gave another speech calling for regime change in Venezuela. Yet while he waxes lyrical about the crisis in the oil-rich country, his administration stays silent about multiple catastrophes taking place in Central America. And this is no accident. Because a comparison shows not just brazen hypocrisy, but Washington’s long history of complicity with brutal governments that are willing to kowtow to US interests.
Playing up to exile hardliners in Miami
On 18 February, Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters in Miami. This came as his coup attempt against Venezuela’s government seemed to be losing momentum. But he nonetheless used it to escalate his coup-mongering rhetoric.