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Venezuela: Another 'splendid little war'?

Trump may think launching 'regime change' there is in the US' national interest, but he should beware the likely ugly scenarios that could result

Supporters at a rally last week in Caracas, where Juan Guaidó, the opposition lawmaker who has declared himself Venezuela's interim president, was speaking.

The Monroe Doctrine - named after American President James Monroe, who issued it in 1823 - proclaimed that the United States would not accept the interference of European nations in the affairs of independent states in North and South America. In practical terms, it has meant putting the entire...