Venezuela’s Foreign Minister: “The US is in Front of the Coup Attempt, not Behind it”

15 February 2019 — TRNN

Interview – in Spanish with English subtitles – with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who speaks about the likelihood of war with the US, the impact of the sanctions, and the way out of the conflict between Venezuela and the US and its allies in the opposition and in the region (inc. transcript)
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Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

15 February 2019 — Mint Press

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly.

By  Ariel Fornari

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Executive summary: The economic consequences of the boycott of Venezuela

13 February 2019 — MROnline –  Internationalist 360 (February 9, 2019)

The international financial blockade imposed by the United States against Venezuela has caused the South American country to lose 350,000 million dollars in production of goods and services between 2013 and 2017, according to the research carried out by the Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitics Strategic Center (CELAG).

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Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 8

13 February 2019 — Counter Currents

  • Russia warns the US not to intervene in Venezuela
  • The aim of the US coup in Venezuela is to dominate the country’s oil resources
  • Arreaza slams indifference of UN members to US coup
  • 80% of Venezuelans oppose intervention
  • Maduro continues call for peace, dialogue, respect
  • Canada Labour Congress with 3M members denounces Trudeau’s support for intervention

The imperialist intervention is Venezuela is increasingly facing resistance. Now, it is from Russia.

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Venezuela defines the future of the region By Claudio Katz

13 February 2019 — MROnline

Venezuela Defines the Future of the Region

Originally published: Claudio Katz Blog – Translated by Nicolas Allen (February 8, 2019)

Guaidó’s self-proclamation as Venezuelan president is the most ridiculous and dangerous coup attempt in recent years. With the shameless backing of Washington, the Venezuelan rightwing intends to place a complete stranger at the helm of the state.

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Making Globalism Great Again CJ Hopkins

12 February 2019 — Off Guardian

Photo by Michael Nicholson/Corbis via Getty

Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought. I’d hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn’t help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to Weimar, Germany, Adolf Hitler, and “the brink of fascism” that America has supposedly been teetering on since Hillary Clinton lost the election.

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Lawfare: Using “Transition” Status to Justify Intervention in Venezuela

9 February 2019 —

Internationalist 360° Editorial Comment:

The fact that the opposition can conspire and operate  openly is proof that the government has not suppressed them in any way. While it is dangerous that they continue to collaborate to overthrow the government, they are emboldened by the freedoms granted and upheld by the same Constitution they seek to obliterate. Their continued freedom is evidence that Venezuela is  not only a democracy, but a tolerant, peaceful society.

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In Venezuela, White Supremacy is Key to Trump’s Coup By Greg Palast

10 February 2019 — Greg Palast

By Greg Palast updated from Truthout

Note: Palast covered Venezuela during the Chavez presidency for BBC Television Newsnight and The Guardian. Download, for free, the film of Palast’s BBC reports, “The Assassination of Hugo Chavez.” This article incorporates additional reporting by William Camacaro in Caracas.

On January 23, right after a phone call from Donald Trump, Juan Guaido, former Speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself President. No voting. When you have official recognition from The Donald, who needs elections?

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