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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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

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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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How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

10 February 2019 — Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in the regime change operation in Venezuela.

Juan Guaido swore himself in as "interim president" on January 23 (EFE)

Juan Guaido swore himself in as “interim president” on January 23 (EFE)

The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of — to declare himself President.

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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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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 6

10 February 2019 — Counter Currents

Russia, US present rival UNSC resolutions on Venezuela

  • Only Venezuelans can solve Venezuela’s issues, reiterates China
  • US blockade on Venezuela has cost US$350 billion
  • Oil reserves would be opened to foreign investors, says Guaido’s envoy
  • US humanitarian aid is a ‘big lie’: Venezuela’s VP
  • Independence, sovereignty non-negotiable: Venezuelan VP
  • Guaido isn’t ruling out ‘authorizing’ US intervention
  • ‘You don’t get to authorize US military interventions’: US Congressman to Guaido

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Why Venezuela’s People Are Suffering By Eric Zuesse

10 February 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

INTRODUCTION

The case that will be documented here is that Venezuela’s people are suffering from a tragic national situation which actually cannot be reversed by anything that’s within the power of Venezuela’s Government to do or to block. In order to understand this very unfortunate reality (if one wants to understand it), one must first understand the relevant parts of the broader situation in the world that affects Venezuela. What’s dooming the country isn’t merely a local situation, but instead is global and environmental. It also is economic, pertaining to the role that Venezuela is playing in the global economy. But the economic factor is definitely not of the kind that it’s commonly assumed and alleged to be. It is instead very different.

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