Vladimir Putin as Mad Max and the Impending Oil Disaster By Phil Butler

21 March 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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The US withdrawal of all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas means the real geostrategy show is about to start. For months now US policymakers have been on the rhetorical, economic, subversive interference offensive against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. But the reasons for the Trump administration’s aggressive stance against Venezuela are never cited. Here is a primer for the coming proxy war in Venezuela.
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Hands Off Venezuela: Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War By Carla Stea

1 March 2019 — Global Research

Updated on March 1, 2019

In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the United Nations, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with the envoys of 60 member states supporting Venezuela’s sovereignty,  a press conference the evening of February 22, speaking at a Security Council meeting February 26,  and presenting an address at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 27.

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Venezuela’s 23F: A Collective Victory for a Collective Future

25 February 2019 — Venezuela Analysis

As the opposition’s latest attempt to oust Maduro seems to be failing, Chris Gilbert asks: What makes it so hard to replace Chávez and now Maduro?

Venezuelan government supporters carry a banner reading "Yankee Go Home" during the rally on February 23 in Caracas (Courtesy)

Venezuelan government supporters carry a banner reading “Yankee Go Home” during the rally on February 23 in Caracas (Courtesy)

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San Agustín: Popular Power Striking Back Against the Coup and the Crisis

22 February 2019 — Venezuela Analysis

VA’s Ricardo Vaz visited the San Agustin barrio of Caracas and reports on the community’s efforts to organise to fight back against the economic crisis.

In recent weeks, the mainstream media has bombarded us with selective images of Venezuela, with Venezuelans portrayed either as passively suffering from the devastating crisis or desperately wanting to be rid of the elected government of Nicolas Maduro. When Chavistas are depicted they are presented as fanatical red-clad drones mindlessly following a “socialist dictator.”

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‘Investigate US for War Crimes’ in Venezuela: Saint Vincent PM

21 February 2019 — Telesur

The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro received Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and Grenedines Ralph Gonsalves, Sep. 17, 2016

The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro received Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and Grenedines Ralph Gonsalves, Sep. 17, 2016 | Photo: EFE

Dr. Hon. Gonsalves, the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spoke out against the U.S. sanctions and the interventionist efforts in Venezuela.

Dr. The Honorable Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Prime Minister of the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, called a local radio station after a journalist from the country reported on-the-ground realities from Venezuela’s capital Caracas.

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Tensions Mount at Venezuela Border as Top Brass Rejects Trump’s Incitement, Opposition Takes Over Costa Rica Embassy By Paul Dobson

21 February 2019 — Mint Press

“When a president of another country comes and tries to give orders to [our] Armed Forces, he is underestimating them disrespectfully (…) It is incredulous,” — Venezuela’s Defense Minister

Venezuela’s armed forces have responded angrily Tuesday to threats made against them by US President Donald Trump and calls to break the chain of command.

Speaking at a press conference held in Caracas and flanked by commanders from all of the branches of the military, Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez told the press that Washington “Will not be able to install a “puppet” and anti-patriotic government, they will have to step over our dead bodies first.”

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The Fake News about Humanitarian Aid and Venezuela By Alan McCloud

19 February 2019 — American Herald Tribune

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In recent times the international media, including many who promised to “resist” the dangerous commander-in-chief Donald Trump, have been awash with stories about Nicolas Maduro blocking US “humanitarian aid” reaching Venezuela. Maduro is said to have even blocked a bridge in his desperation to starve his own people (see, for example, CNN, CBC, Associated Press, BBC, NPR, ABC, Bloomberg, The Guardian). A constant flow of stories such as this have served to establish a narrative of a dictator blocking a benevolent US government from helping its desperate people. Something must be done!

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 13

21 February 2019 — 

  • Massive Bolivarian March for Peace and Sovereignty
  • Venezuelan military reject Trump’s incitement to rebel: “Over Our Dead Bodies”
  • Maduro controls situation in Venezuela, Russian ambassador
  • Venezuela suspends flights, closes several borders amid intervention threats
  • Venezuela protests violation of diplomatic accords after assault on embassy in Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica slams Guaido representatives for taking control of Venezuelan embassy
  • PDVSA pumping station attacked
  • Advances made in investigation against Guaido
  • Amnesty goes for humaid
  • A couple of dozen buses and pick-up trucks in Guaido’s support
  • Hundreds of bus drivers in red shirt rally for Maduro
  • Swiss deny call with Guaido over bank accounts

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Danger of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela Grows

21 February 2019 — No War on Venezuela

The stakes could not be higher as people across the globe prepare to mobilize in solidarity with the Venezuelan people on February 23 and to oppose the growing imperialist threats of intervention and war. More than 100 cities plan to hold actions this weekend – find and join one near you.February 23 will be a decisive juncture and a day marked by struggle to defend Venezuela both inside the country and around the world.

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