US To Work To Stop Latin America Protests From 'Morphing Into Riots' - Pompeo
Umer Jamshaid 7 days ago Mon 02nd December 2019 | 11:05 PM
The United States will work with what it calls the "legitimate governments" of Latin America to prevent protests in the region from degenerating into riots, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech at the University of Louisville, Kentucky
He vowed that the US administration would continue to support countries trying to prevent these efforts.
The top US diplomat also promised "to be vigilant" so that new democratic leaders in the region do not exploit peoples' frustrations to take power.
The United States has endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who in January declared himself president, as the country's leader. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in turn, has accused the US of attempting to orchestrate a coup in the country and bring Guaido to power. Russia, China, Turkey, and several other countries continue to recognize Maduro as the only legitimate Venezuelan leader.