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McCormick discusses the crisis in Venezuela in The Hill

February 28, 2019

The Hill

Gladys McCormick

Gladys McCormick

"The U.S. government’s ties to humanitarian aid to Venezuela are deeply suspect and it’s common knowledge that it’s intended to fast track the military’s defection of current President Nicolás Maduro," writes Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

"If it truly is to be humanitarian aid, the Trump administration needs to decouple it from its aggressive, militaristic agenda. Such aid needs to be handed over to reputable, multi-lateral organizations with the necessary know-how to navigate the politics involved at the border zones with Colombia and Brazil and get it to those living inside Venezuela," she says.

McCormick's op-ed, "There's nothing humanitarian about politicized aid to Venezuela," was published in The Hill. 02/28/19

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