The Latest: US official: Intervention unlikely in Venezuela – California News

The Latest: US official: Intervention unlikely in Venezuela – California News

The Latest on Venezuela’s political crisis (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

President Trump’s top national security adviser says he doesn’t see a military intervention in Venezuela as likely, even as he’s calling on nations to help “rescue” the country from “authoritarian dictatorship.”

General H.R. McMaster notes the historical resentment in Latin America over the United States’ long history of military interventions in the region. He says he doesn’t want to give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro any added ammunition to blame the “Yankees” for the oil-rich nation’s economic and political crisis.

McMaster says in an interview with Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday on MSNBC that “You’ve seen Maduro have some lame attempts to try to do that already.”

He adds that “it’s important…

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