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Trump doubles U.S. military assets in Caribbean, bolstering drug fight after Maduro indictment

Reuters Wednesday, 1 April 2020
The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was deploying more U.S. Navy ships to the Caribbean to prevent drug cartels and "corrupt actors" like Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to smuggle more narcotics.
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