On Tuesday, January 21, it was news that the USS Detroit remained close to the coast of Venezuela, creating high expectations for opposition bases that support a foreign armed intervention against the country, after Juan Guaidó fled to Colombia to meet with the president Iván Duque and Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the Trump Administration, in the framework of an anti-terrorism summit sponsored by Washington.
USS Detroit turns north, now heading away from Venezuela. Venezuelan Navy Gavión class coast guard vessel Serreta has turned around and is heading back to La Guaira #Venezuela pic.twitter.com/Hf5LW8sAcl
— CNW (@ConflictsW) January 22, 2020
After activity of the USS Detroit was detected, the Venezuelan Serreta pursued this ship near Venezuelan coasts, maintaining a prudential distance between navigation waters with international jurisdiction and Venezuelan area.
Subsequently, both the USS Detroit and the Serreta took their route of origin; towards the north the first, towards La Guaira the second.
US ship route could be connected with military intelligence work, as South Command has previously made by air, violating Venezuelan airspace several times during 2019, thus denounced by Nicolás Maduro.
For Pompeo latest statements , threatening the future overthrow of Chavez government in Venezuela, it could also be a psychological operation, given expectation expressed by those who advocate a military invasion by USA in Venezuela.