Original title: US Secretary of State threatens to overthrow Maduro again, Venezuela has just announced the expansion of militia by one million.
The U.S. Secretary of State recently returned to Colombia, where he warned of exhausting economic and political means to oust Maduro in the border town of Kukuta.
According to Reuters on April 15, Pompeo returned to Kukuta on the Colombian border after his visits to Chile, Paraguay and Peru. On the 14th, Pompeo issued a new threat to Venezuelan President Maduro: The United States will use all economic and political means to help the Venezuelan people. Through various forms of sanctions, we will hold Maduro responsible for corruption and other problems encountered by Venezuela, Pompeo said.
The day before Pompeos speech, Maduro announced on April 13 that he would expand the militia by one million.
On the 13th, Maduro issued an order to expand the Venezuelan militia organization by one million. This militia organization, founded by former President Chavez in 2008, is directly responsible to the President himself and complements Venezuelas military strength.
In addition to warning Maduro himself directly, Pompeo also shouted to Russia and Cuba on the 14th, saying that if the two countries continue to support the Maduro government, they will pay the price.
Last Friday, the U.S. Treasury further expanded its sanctions against Venezuela by placing four companies and nine ships on its sanctions list, some of which the U.S. government believes have shipped Venezuelan oil to Cuba. On the same day, Bolton, the US Presidents National Security Adviser, also revealed that he would address Miami on the 17th and would discuss the next course of action for Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.