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Demonstrators in Argentina denounce any U.S. intervention in Venezuela

19 February 2019

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires on Monday to denounce any possible military intervention by the United States in Venezuela. The demonstration was organized by social groups and some left-leaning political parties.

It came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday at a rally in Florida said, "we seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open."Trump warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.

Trump also said if the Venezuelan military continues supporting Maduro, "you will find no safe harbour, no easy exit and no way out. You'll lose everything."Trump offered strong backing for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. But demonstrators here called on the U.S. to stay out of Venezuela.