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US sends warships to Caribbean to stop drugs

Apr 02, 2020 - BBC

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump is trying to divert attention from the coronavirus crisis, says Mr Maduro The US says it is sending warships to the Caribbean to stop illegal drugs.

"We must not let the drug cartels exploit the [coronavirus] pandemic to threaten American lives," President Donald Trump said.

The move comes a week after the US charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials in the country with "narco-terrorism".