Trump has been threatening military action against Venezuela since August 2017 and a naval blockade since August 2019. The recent deployment of the Navy towards Venezuela is the first step in backing up both threats.
In a country that leads in slashing budgets and encouraging individualism, the top-down failure to respond to the coronavirus has been uniquely American in flavor.
Who is going to pay for it? Those were the last words a patient dying of COVID-19 asked Derrick Smith, a certified registered nurse anethetist in New York City. The man appeared more concerned about the potential cost he and his family might incur than the loss of his own life. Smith shared his experience in a now viral Facebook