30 July 2017 — Global Research
Much has been said about the civil unrest in Venezuela which is spearheaded by the US-engineered opposition groups plotted to impose a ‘regime change’ and oust the incumbent president. Who compose these opposition groups and how strong are they to unseat a democratically elected leader? Read our selected articles below.
By Claudio Katz, July 30, 2017
The Right lacks the military force used in the past to return to government. But it is trying to recreate such intervention by staging skirmishes at military barracks, setting fire to police stations or marching on military headquarters.
By Stephen Lendman, July 29, 2017
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin represents US imperial lawlessness. Claiming the Trump administration “will not ignore the Maduro regime’s ongoing efforts to undermine democracy, freedom, and the rule of law” turned truth on its head.
By Moon of Alabama, July 29, 2017
The new assembly will formulate changes to the current constitution. Those changes will be decided on in another general vote. It is likely that the outcome will reinforce the favorite policies of a great majority of the people and of the social-democratic government under President Manduro.
By Canadian Peace Congress, July 29, 2017
For the past several months, US imperialism and its allies domestically and internationally have been exacerbating Venezuela’s economic difficulties by attacking its international credit rating (making foreign loans increasingly expensive), by weakening the foreign exchange value of the national currency through purposeful speculation, and by withholding basic commodities needed by the people (but whose distribution is still controlled by private monopolies), such as milk, coffee, rice, oil, and basic necessities like toilet paper, toothpaste and medicines.
The parties and leaders of the violent protests that for three months have disturbed the peace of Venezuelans, are the very same who in 2002 supported the coup d’etat against President Chávez. During those tense 48 hours, one of the very first things they did was to abolish the Constitution of 1999 – the one they now purport to defend.
By Mac Slavo, July 26, 2017
You can’t have a war unless there are two sides with a lot of firepower, and that’s what we see in Venezuela right now. That nation is a powder keg, and it could blow at any time.
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