Bloomberg’s Hit Job on Venezuela – and Me By Michael Hudson

3 April 2017 — Counterpunch

I just had a disastrous and embarrassing interaction with Bloomberg, and feel that I was ambushed and sandbagged by having my comments taken out of context in a hit piece Bloomberg’s journalists wrote on Venezuela – evidently trying to distort my own views in a two-for-one job. Continue reading this...

Microanalysis of Venezuela (Designed to Fit on a Post-It) By S. Artesian

21 June 2016 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

As in Greece with its “new socialists,” the Bolivarian “revolutonaries” in Venezuela have decided it’s better to starve the people than to repudiate the international debt.

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Video: Venezuelan Gov. Releases Audio of Coup Plotters

27 February 2015 — The Real News Network

On Thursday, Venezuela officials released recordings of what it said was proof that opposition figures and some military officers were plotting to overthrow the government – Analysis with Miguel Tinker Salas and Paul Jay

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Sanctions Should Be Imposed on the U.S. By Andre Vltchek

16 February 2015 — Andre Vltchek

Another year, another set of coups that we can expect to be administered by the West.

This year, it is all beginning in February. First the onslaught against Argentina and following that comes yet another coup against Venezuela, and its democratically elected, progressive government.

The coup has been thwarted. Venezuela prevailed!

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Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot By Stephen Lendman

16 February 2015 — Global Research

Venezuela leadersBritain and Canada were co-conspirators in the latest plot to topple Venezuela’s government.

TeleSUR provided detailed coverage of Washington’s war on Venezuelan democracy. Its dirty hands manipulate violence and instability worldwide.

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Venezuelan Socialist Party Legislator Robert Serra Assassinated

3 October 2014 — VSC

Robert Serra (27), a legislator of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and the National Assembly’s (AN) youngest parliamentarian, was found dead in his Caracas home yesterday.

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Independent National Communard Council Created in Venezuela By Ewan Robertson

6 June 2014 — Venezuela Analysis

Activists from across Venezuela met last weekend to form the National Communard Council, which aims to coordinate the country’s commune movement and present its demands to the national government.

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Venezuela Exposes Plot to Assassinate President Maduro

3 June 2014 — VSC


1. Venezuelan Government Exposes Plot to Assasinate President Maduro
2. US House of Representatives Ignores Latin American Consensus & Passes Sanctions Against Venezuela
3. ANALYSIS: Rejecting US Claims That The Venezuelan State Sanctions Human Rights Abuses

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Political Destabilization in Venezuela and the Western Media’s Double Standard By Salim Lamrani

2 June 2014 — Global Research – Opera Mundi

venezuela drapeau flottantWhile the opposition is responsible for the deadly violence which has plagued the country since February 2014, Western media continue to accuse the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro.

Since 1998, the Venezuelan opposition has consistently rejected the results of the country’s democratic elections. There is a single exception: it recognized the legitimacy of its own victory in the constitutional referendum of December 2, 2007, something it won by less than a one percent margin.  The right has been strongly opposed to the legitimately elected governments of Hugo Chávez, in office from 1999 to 2013, and that of Nicolás Maduro, in office since April, 2013. All means have been used in attempts to overthrow them: coups, political assassinations, sabotage of oil installations, economic warfare (since 1999), calls for revolt and media smear campaigns.

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US moves towards sanctions as Venezuela charges coup plot By Bill Van Auken

31 May 2014 — WSWS

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation mandating sanctions against Venezuela as officials there presented evidence of US involvement in a plot to bring down the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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U.S. Intelligence Terrorizes Venezuela By Nil Nikandrov

17 May 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

After the victory of Hugo Chavez’ successor Nicolas Maduro in the 2013 presidential election, the CIA tried to use a modernized version of the Chilean scenario to overthrow him. Forty years ago that scenario worked: in September 1973 the government of Salvador Allende was literally destroyed.

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Agents of Destabilization in Venezuela: The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy By Eva Golinger

27 April 2014 — Global Research

Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado- two of the public leaders behind the violent protests that started in February – have long histories as collaborators, grantees and agents of Washington. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have channeled multi-million dollar funding to Lopez’s political parties Primero Justicia and Voluntad Popular, and Machado’s NGO Sumate and her electoral campaigns.

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Venezuela: The “US-funded Fake” Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted By Donald Kingsbury

10 April 2014 — 4th Media

After over a month of violence explicitly aimed at ousting the Maduro government, major media outlets and governments in the North Atlantic are blind to the bad faith of the opposition.

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Venezuela’s Maduro charges US with fomenting Ukraine-style coup By Bill Van Auken

10 April 2014 — WSWS

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has charged that Washington is fomenting a Ukrainian-Style “slow-motion” coup against his government in a bid to “get their hands on Venezuelan oil.”

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