How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela

22 January 2020 — FAIR

by Lucas Koerner

Jacobin: Venezuela and the Left:

In Jacobin (2/5/19)…

It’s been a year since Juan Guaidó began his US-anointed mandate as “interim president” of Venezuela.

Following the opposition leader’s failure to secure reelection as National Assembly president this month, Washington and its corporate media stenographers have hysterically decried a “coup” (FAIR.org1/10/20) against the coup leader, moving absurdly to recognize a new parallel parliament that he can still be in charge of.

However, the January 23 anniversary of Guaidó’s farcical self-proclamation has a darker legacy largely ignored by the corporate media: the almost unprecedented US decision to recognize a leader with no effective state control has unleashed a level of economic warfare unseen outside of Cuba, Iran or North Korea.

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This might be the final episode of Juan Guaidó’s surreal Venezuela regime-change reality show

8 January 2020 — Grayzone

Juan Guaido National Assembly vote fence

The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela’s National Assembly as its members voted him out was just the latest chapter in an absurdly bungled coup attempt, and brings Trump’s policy to a dead end.

By Leonardo Flores

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Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign

30 September 2019 — Grayzone

After The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann’s opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was forced to resign from the Inter-American Development Bank, in the latest blow to the failing US-led coup attempt in Venezuela.

By Max Blumenthal

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Venezuela: From the “Destruction” of Chavismo to the Epicentre of the Anti-Imperialist Left By Arnold August

9 July 2019 — Global Research
Who would have thought that, during the attempted coup d’état in Venezuela on January 23 and its immediate aftermath, Caracas would become, only five months later, the epicentre of the Latin American left? The XXV São Paulo Forum is planned for July 25–28 in the very Caracas that was supposed to be in the hands of the US and its allies. The day of the coup attempt, international hemispheric right-wing reaction – from the north, in Ottawa, through Washington, DC, to Bogotá and southward to Lima and Santiago de Chile – was ready to get the champagne bottles popping.

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Criminal US Sanctions & Passive Mass Murder Of Venezuelans By State Terrorist Trump America by Dr Gideon Polya

10 July 2019 — Counter Currents

Economic experts  have determined that Trump American sanctions on the impoverished state of Venezuela have so far been associated with 5 million refugees and 80,000 excess deaths from deprivation in the last 2 years (alternative estimates are of 45,000 -173,000 such deaths). The Organization of American States predicts 8 million Venezuelan refugees by the end of 2020. Decent Humanity must utterly condemn and oppose this passive mass murder of Venezuelans by a morally degenerate Trump America.

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From the “Destruction” of Chavismo to the Epicentre to the Anti-Imperialist Left By Arnold August

4 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Who would have thought that, during the attempted coup d’état in Venezuela on January 23 and its immediate aftermath, Caracas would become, only five months later, the epicentre of the Latin American left? The XXV São Paulo Forum is planned for July 25–28 in the very Caracas that was supposed to be in the hands of the US and its allies. The day of the coup attempt, international hemispheric right-wing reaction – from the north, in Ottawa, through Washington, DC, to Bogotá and southward to Lima and Santiago de Chile – was ready to get the champagne bottles popping.

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U.S. Intensifies Actions for New Destabilizing Scenario. La Corriente Analysis

3 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

A few days ago, on June 26, Minister Jorge Rodríguez informed the country about the dismantling of a new coup d’état and assassination plot. With the information and evidence presented by Rodriguez it was confirmed, once again, that the plans of the U.S. and the Venezuelan right wing to violently overthrow the constitutional government of Venezuela continue in progress, they do not stop. Almost two months after the defeat of the coup attempt of April 30, this new attempt, dismantled by the intelligence and security forces of the State, has forced us to reiterate the call not to decrease the warnings, not to lower our guard.

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CIA Finances Another Group of Fraudsters: the Venezuelan ‘Opposition’ By Wayne Madsen

27 June 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Once again, the Central Intelligence Agency has been caught financing a group of grifters and fraudsters at the expense of the American taxpayers. In the latest case, just another in the agency’s 72-year history, the Trump administration-appointed ad hoc board of CITGO, the US subsidiary of the state-owned Venezuelan oil company, PDVSA, stands accused of steering $70 million of escrowed funds, earmarked for PDVSA’s fiscal year 2020 bond, to the pockets of CIA-supported officials of the Venezuelan opposition “Popular Will” party headed by the so-called “interim president” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.

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Explained: War on Venezuela (Part 1)

19 June 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

We take a look at the sanctions that have been imposed on the country and the debilitating impact these measures have on the lives of the people.

In this first episode of a three-part explainer series on the international war on Venezuela, Peoples Dispatch will take a look at the sanctions that have been imposed on the country and the debilitating impact these measures have on the lives of the people.

Also read: Dossier 17: Venezuela and Hybrid Wars in Latin America by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

(Editing & Production: Surangya | Script: Surangya & Zoe | Camera: Chandan, Mohit & Saurav)

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