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Ambassador Haley Calls for Regime Change in Venezuela: "Time for Maduro to Go"

May 08, 2018

The Trump administration for the first time Tuesday called for regime change in Venezuela, charging that the "systematic oppression" by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has become an "active threat" to the entire Latin American region.

"For the safety and the security of all people in Latin America, it is time for Maduro to go,” Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told the 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department.

Haley is the first member of the Trump administration to officially call for Maduro to step down. Her message came as the administration announced plans, first reported by McClatchy, to provide an additional $18.5 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees who have fled into Colombian border towns.

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