A US ship entered the Venezuelan waters, but changed course after communicating with the Venezuelan Navy, the agency said on Friday.

The USCGC James was first noticed by the Venezuelan armed forces on Wednesday. On Thursday, a Venezuelan patrol ship approached the US vessel and convinced it to change course.

“After our radio communications, the USCG James became convinced in the necessity to change its course and left our waters”, the Navy said in a statement.

The USCGC James belongs to the United States Coast Guard. Some netizens have tracked the alleged presence of the US vessel in Venezuelan waters.

US Southern Command (SOCOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that the US Navy hospital ship Comfort will be deployed next month to the Western Hemisphere to provide support for regional countries in response of the crisis in Venezuela.

SOCOM did not specify, however, which countries the Comfort would visit but said details would be announced at a later time. SOCOM said the hospital ship would be deployed to the Caribbean, Central America and South America to conduct humanitarian medical assistance missions.

Venezuela has been plunged into severe unrest since January, after US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president.

His bid is recognized by the majority of Latin American countries as well as many EU states, while Russia and China recognize Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as the only legitimate leader to the country.

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Tensions in Venezuela reached a new peak late April after the Venezuelan opposition initiated a fresh coup attempt to ouster constitutionally-elected Maduro, which eventually failed.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Daeshbags-Sux
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Simple cost guard ship, Granada island is VERY close, now they may also have probed if Vz navy is watching, it may also allow to detect the presence of some coastal batteries radars, thus, I don’t really see things going bonkers, I think that at Trump level, he’s a little poking Maduro instead to push him into giving him a direct phone call at the White House.

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Datuk Bandar

No pasaràn! La lucha continua por el derecho de vivir en paz!

Eddy Toronto
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If the USA doesn’t send the Military the people of Venezuela will suffer much more .

Franco
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The United States should not meddle in other countries” affairs. Venezuelan oil belongs to the Venezuelan people not to American oligarchs

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The country that objected strongly to the Russians meddling in their political affairs is now meddling in Venezuela’s political affairs, that’s if you can call threatening to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela just meddling, some of us would call it a lot more than just meddling.

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The USA must send Military please do it Now the people need the USA Now

Franco
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No one needs the United States. Only American oligarchs