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Trump: ‘Venezuela is a mess’

By   | Business Insider | 1224 27 April 2017 

President Donald Trump commented briefly on Thursday about the turmoil enveloping Venezuela.

During a meeting at the White House with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Trump was asked about the decision by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to withdraw Venezuelafrom the Organization of American States in response to the bloc’s pressure the South American country.

“Venezuela is a mess. Venezuela is a mess,” he said, according to a pool report. “We will see what happens,” he added, according to news agency EFE.

The Trump administration has given limited attention to Venezuela during his first three months in office.

Trump’s Treasury department did impose new sanctions against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami, designating him a drug trafficker and accusing him of “a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.”

However, the depth of accusations leveled against El Aissami suggested it was not solely the Trump’s administration doing.

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