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"Under Macri’s command, the Argentine army went to the extreme of breaking all the rules of diplomacy and thinking that they can make a war against Venezuela," Maduro stated.
On Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asked the Argentine authorities to investigate the deployment of the Puma Military Drill, which contemplated an invasion to Venezuela through Colombian territory during President Mauricio Macri’s administration (2015-2019).
"Under Macri’s command, the Argentine army went to the extreme of breaking all the rules of diplomacy, ignoring international law, and thinking that they can make a war against Venezuela," President Maduro said.
After then-Senator Juan Guaido proclaimed himself President of Venezuela in 2019, the U.S. and its regional allies attempted to implement illegal mechanisms to bring about a "regime change" in Venezuela by removing the Bolivarian leader.
As part of this geopolitical strategy, Macri ordered the Argentine Army to conduct the Puma exercise, which sought to enlist soldiers to support an eventual intervention led by U.S. forces in Venezuela.
New evidence shows that Mauricio Macri right-wing government was making active preparations for a coordinated invasion of Venezuela together with the US back in 2019. Latin America’s right-wing has to be the most anti-patriotic and treasonous political force in the world! https://t.co/4qCbddSxy0
Between April and July 2019, the Argentine military carried out seven training sessions at the Campo de Mayo garrison and coordinated possible assistance from the Navy and the Air Force.
The Defense Ministry made the military exercises related to an eventual intervention in Venezuela appear as if they were part of the security planning for the G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires. This version, however, does not hold since such meeting had already taken place when the exercise was conducted.
“I hope authorities raise the truth about this plan and prevent similar strategies from developping again in our continent,” President Maduro stated.