Business as Usual: Washington’s Regime Change Strategy in Venezuela By Garry LEECH

25 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

For those who have been following Venezuela closely in recent years there is a distinct sense of déjà vu regarding US foreign policy towards that South American nation. This is because Washington’s strategy of regime change in Venezuela is almost identical to the approach it has taken in Latin America on numerous occasions since World War Two. This strategy involves applying economic sanctions, extensive support for the opposition, and destabilization measures that create a sufficient degree of human suffering and chaos to justify a military coup or direct US military intervention. Because this strategy has worked so well for the United States for more than half a century, our elected leaders see no reason not to use it regarding Venezuela. In other words, from Washington’s perspective, its regime change policies towards Venezuela constitute business as usual in Latin America.

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Russia Financial Advisory Assistance To Venezuela Is “Regime Reinforcement” By Andrew KORYBKO

6 November 2018 — Oriental Review

Russia dispatched financial advisors to Venezuela upon Caracas’ request.

The Russian team landed in the country’s capital a day after a Chinese delegation, making some wonder whether the two Great Powers are coordinating their efforts to save their shared Latin American partner’s economy. Both countries have an interest in ensuring the success of President Maduro’s latest reforms in order to safeguard the stability of his democratically elected and legitimate government, which is responsible for repaying the loans that they issued it over the past couple of years and also fulfilling the energy cooperation contracts that were signed between them too. An American-backed regime change could therefore lead to the newly installed “authorities” backtracking on these commitments and looking for “legal loopholes” to avoid honoring them, which is why Russia and China’s financial advisory assistance to Venezuela should be understood through the perspective of “regime reinforcement”.

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The Foreign “Visible Hand” of the Market Exposed and Barred in Venezuela By Nino Pagliccia

28 September 2018 — Global Research
Since 2012 Venezuela has undergone an economic war directed mostly by and from the U.S. that has targeted market prices of goods and services, in part, by the impact of unilateral economic sanctions, but also in large part by the manipulation of the exchange rate in the illegal parallel market that determined the prices of goods and services in Venezuela. The aim has been to disarticulate the economic and political stability of the Venezuelan constitutional order, within a plan that aims for regime change. 

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ACTION ALERT: Venezuela Poses No ‘Threat to the World’—but WaPo’s Claim That It Does Is Dangerous

12 September 2018 — FAIR

WaPo: Trump, Venezuela and the prospect of a coup

The Washington Post (9/10/18) describes US officials meeting with Venezuelan coup-plotters to discuss the overthrow of President Nicolás Maduro as “more fuel for his paranoia.” And it cites the White House dismissing “speculation that it wants to intervene” in Venezuela—ignoring the fact that the US has for years been heavily intervening to wreck the country’s economy.

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Venezuela News Links 21 May 2018

21 May 2018 — williambowles.info

Venezuela’s Maduro wins presidential vote boycotted by opposition
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/venezuela-maduro-wins-presidential-vote-boycotted-opposition-180521024447255.html

Venezuela election result: Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro wins by landslide in vote criticised as illegitimate
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-election-latest-results-maduro-vote-win-landslide-turnout-a8360791.html

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Genocide Washington Style – Venezuela Next? By Peter Koenig

7 February 2018 — Global Research

Why does nobody dare to pronounce the term “Genocide” in connection with the Washington committed atrocities around the globe? – If there is one nation that is guilty of mass-murder it is the United States of America and her Zionist handlers. But nobody seems to pay attention. Or, rather, nobody dares to say so. It has become the new normal. Enshrined in people’s brains. The exceptional nation can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants and wherever she wants – sowing wars and conflicts, killing millions and millions of people, blaming Russia and China – and of course, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and the list of disobedient countries goes on.

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Time for a Vigilant Celebration in Venezuela By Nino Pagliccia

18 October 2017 — Global Research

In one day, on October 15, Venezuela has achieved several outstanding landmarks in our region at a time when we face dangerous world conflicts and unrest. By carrying out fair elections for governors of the 23 states, Venezuela has shown that people value the opportunity to participate in decision-making even under hard circumstances.

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Unmasked: Trump Doctrine vows carnage for new axis of evil By Pepe Escobar

20 September 2017 — Asia Times

North Korea, Iran, Venezuela are targets in “compassionate” America’s war on the “wicked few.” It’s almost as though Washington felt its hegemony threatened

This was no “deeply philosophical address”. And hardly a show of  “principled realism” – as spun by the White House. President Trump at the UN was “American carnage,” to borrow a phrase previously deployed by his nativist speechwriter Stephen Miller.

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