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In the 1980s, the United States used aid shipments to shuttle weapons into the hands of Contras, who were trying to overthrow the Nicaraguan government.  (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture @ Flickr CC BY 2.0

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Venezuela: Under the pretext of delivering aid, Trump is threatening to unleash military violence

In the 1980s, the United States used aid shipments to shuttle weapons into the hands of Contras, who were trying to overthrow the Nicaraguan government. The man responsible for those shipments was Elliott Abrams, Trump’s new special representative for Venezuela.

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You’ve seen the saber-rattling headlines. But when it comes to US meddling in Latin America, headlines not only fail to tell the story, they obscure the truth. For this special edition of Other Voices TV Forum, we take a hard look behind those headlines.

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