Bernie Sanders won't call Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro a dictator as he decries history of US interventions in Latin America

Business Insider | 2/14/2019 | John Haltiwanger
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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday would not refer to Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro as a "dictator," despite criticism he's faced over his stance on this issue in recent days.

During a CNN town hall focused on his 2020 campaign, Sanders conceded there has been undemocratic aspects to Maduro's rule, but warned against leaning toward military intervention.

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"I think we've got to do everything we can to create a democratic climate, but I do not believe in US military intervention," Sanders said.

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday stopped short of referring to Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro as a "dictator" as he expanded on how the US should address the crisis there.

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During a CNN town hall, Sanders was asked if he believes Maduro is a dictator after facing criticism from Democrats and others in recent days over his stance on the pandemonium in Venezuela.

Sanders replied, "It's fair to say the last election was undemocratic, but there are still democratic operations taking place in that country. What I am calling for right now is internationally supervised free elections."

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"I think we've got to do everything we can to create a democratic climate, but I do not believe in US military intervention," Sanders also said on Venezuela as he cited the disastrous history of US interventionism in Latin...
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