Covert unit in London for the “reconstruction” of Venezuela

15 May 2020 — Voltaire Network

The Canary news website based in the United Kingdom recently obtained the declassification of British official documents relating to Venezuela. They disclose the existence, since January 2019, of a secret unit within Whitehall (the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office) in charge of planning first the destabilization and subsequently the reconstruction of the country.

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Genocide and Military Occupation: The Five Most Important Keys to the Guaidó-Silvercorp Contract

10 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Misión Verdad

Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro shows the passports of the two U.S. Silvercorp mercenaries captured in Venezuela after the failed raid on Macuto. Photo: AFP

Finally, the complete content of the contract signed by Juan Guaidó, Sergio Vergara and J.J. Rendón with the American mercenary firm Silvercorp, led by former military officer Jordan Goudreau, has been released.

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Guaidó’s mercenary hit contract on Venezuela’s Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings

13 May 2020 — Grayzone

The leaked contract between Juan Guaidó and the Silvercorp USA mercenary firm closely resembles a DEA bounty placed on the head of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle this March. The deal tacitly authorizes the elimination of working class Venezuelans in proposed death squad activities.

By Alan MacLeod

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Civic-Military Union: The Chavista Paradigm that Defined the Latest Events in the War Against Venezuela

8 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Misión Verdad

A fisherman from Chuao quietly called out to the mercenaries. Photo: Twitter

What happened last Monday, May 4, on the coast of the town of Chuao, municipality of Santiago Mariño in the state of Aragua, has left a mark on the history of the Bolivarian process due to the combined action of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the citizenry, in particular a group of fishermen, police and members of the Bolivarian National Militia.

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Silvercorp co-founder speaks with The Grayzone: What did State Department know about failed Venezuela invasion?

7 May 2020 — Grayzone

The Grayzone speaks to Drew White – a close friend and business partner of Silvercorp mercenary firm founder and failed Venezuela coup leader Jordan Goudreau – about the botched invasion and potential involvement of the Trump administration.

By Anya Parampil

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Operation GEDEON: New Details Emerge Linking U.S. to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela

5 May 2020 — Covert Action Magazine

 by Alan Macleod

Security forces patrol near the shore in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on state television—watch speech below by clicking on the following Twitter image—that security forces overcame an armed maritime incursion with speedboats from neighboring Colombia in which several attackers were killed and others detained. [Source: AP Photo/Matias Delacroix]

There is strong evidence to suggest that both Juan Guaidó and the U.S. government were intimately involved in a botched weekend insurrection.

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CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana

6 April 2020 — Origin: National Security Archive

Declassified Documents Explore Little-Known Political Coup in Latin America

Exhibits from the Digital National Security Archive

CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British GuianaWashington, DC, April 6, 2020 – Cold War concerns about another Communist Cuba in Latin America drove President John F. Kennedy to approve a covert CIA political campaign to rig national elections in British Guiana, then a British colony but soon to be independent, according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive.

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WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup

5 March 2020 — FAIR

WaPo: Bolivia is in danger of slipping into anarchy. It’s Evo Morales’s fault.

The Washington Post editorial board (11/11/19) stated as fact that Bolivian President Evo Morales “moved to falsify the results of the October 20 vote so as to hand him a first-round victory.”

President Evo Morales won re-election in Bolivia’s presidential election last October 20, as pre-election polls predicted. He received 47% of the vote in an election with 88% turnout. He beat his nearest rival by just over 10 percentage points, which meant a second round was not required.

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Mistrial in Trump admin’s biased case against Venezuelan embassy protectors is win for sovereignty

15 February 2020 — Grayzone

Venezuelan embassy protectors mistrial court caseThe Trump administration’s case against Venezuelan embassy protectors was severely biased, but ended up with a hung jury. The mistrial is a victory for sovereignty and democracy, and another failure in the coup attempt.

By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK

A hung jury in the Donald Trump administration’s case against activists who were arrested protecting Venezuela’s internationally recognized embassy in Washington, DC is being heralded as a major win for sovereignty, amid the US government’s floundering coup attempt against the Chavista government in Caracas.

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20 points to understand the drama of the right-wing opposition in Venezuela

22 January 2020 — Peoples Dispatch

João Pedro Stedile of the National Board of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement of Brazil explains the conflicts within the Venezuelan opposition

by Joao Pedro Stedile

One year ago on January 23, 2019, Juan Guaidó had united the Venezuelan right-wing opposition against Maduro. Today Guaidó continues to enjoy support from the United States but not from his fellow opposition legislators.