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Security & Strategic Review - October 2019

Trinidad still at odds with the US

In the May issue Security & Strategic Review we looked at the split within the Caribbean Community (Caricom) over policy towards Venezuela, with some (namely Jamaica, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and St Lucia) recognising Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and the country’s legitimate president. Trinidad & Tobago, however, maintained its support for the principle of non-interference, which it interpreted as urging dialogue but not trying to overturn the elected president, Nicolás Maduro. At the UN General Assembly in late September, Trinidad’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley maintained this line in the face of US hostility.

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