USA and Venezuela – level 2

08-02-2019 07:00

The US is challenging the legitimacy of Venezuela’s president because he will not step down to another leader who the people voted for. The Venezuelan president is ignoring the world’s requests to give up his power.

The American president asked a leader to help America with this problem. This leader wanted to overthrow Nicaragua’s government in the 1980s, which means that he might want to overthrow Venezuela’s government. America hopes to get Venezuela’s military to stop supporting the president there.

However, this can backfire if people see this as the US trying to force change. They may not want to support the other leader.

Difficult words: legitimacy (lawfulness), overthrow (take over), backfire (when a solution becomes a problem).

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