Venezuela: Do we have a role in the happenings?

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By Audley Phillip

I read that the U.S. has recently made secret contact with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede to growing demands to remove him, according to a senior Trump administration official.

Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, the official reportedly told The Associated Press.

A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place.

This comes as two different Venezuelan aircraft made landings at V.C Bird International Airport recently.

The Antigua and Barbuda Government has yet to give a reason for the aircraft visit but concerned individuals wondered aloud if the Antiguan and Barbuda Government is helping their friendly ally to hide and store some of their wealth in preparation for Maduro’s departure.

After many months of strikes, electricity outage, massive migration to neighboring countries, no food and demonstrations, Maduro seem to be almost ready to acknowledge that his days in office are numbered and given that the OAS and many other countries have already thrown their support behind Juan Guido, Maduro and his elite army could be just negotiating safe passage to a country where he can live in peace and spend his fortune.

Would be great if our government can update us as to the reason for the visits of the two military aircraft recently.