Sen. Graham’s Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela: A Scare Tactic?

29 May 2019 — TRNN

Sen. Lindsey Graham issued one of the most explicit threats of military intervention against Venezuela yet. But does he mean it and does he truly believe Venezuela is a threat to the United States or is he just trying to scare the Maduro government? We discuss the latest escalation with CEPR’s Alex Main (Inc .transcript)

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Guaido “hires” an economic hitman (Venezuelan debt)

23 May 2019 — MROnline

Guaido “Hires” an Economic Hitman (Venezuelan Debt)

Originally published: Mision Verdad (Translated by Orinoco Tribune by JRE\EF) by Franco Vielma (May 22, 2019)   |

Juan Guiadó announced on Monday that he had authorized the hiring of expert Lee Buchheit, to advise on the “restructuring and refinancing” of Venezuela’s external public debt. The announcement occurred outside Venezuelan legality, since Guaidó does not have executive control of the Venezuelan institutions, while trying to usurp functions that do not correspond to him.
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US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin

6 May 2019 — Grayzone

The Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition.

By Anya Parampil

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Guaido Requests U.S. military ‘cooperation’ to oust Maduro as U.S. vessel violates Venezuelan waters

15 May 2019 — MROnlineVenezuela Analysis

U.S. Navy boat

by Paul Dobson; edited by Ricardo Vaz

Self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido has ordered the setting up of a meeting with the U.S. Armed Forces to discuss “cooperation” in his efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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United States and Venezuela: A Historical Background

13 May 2019 — James Petras

Introduction: US hostility and efforts to overthrow the Venezuelan government forms parts of a long and inglorious history of US intervention in Latin America going back to the second decade of the 19th century.In 1823 US President Monroe declared, in his name, the ‘Monroe Doctrine” – the US right to keep Europeans out of the region, but the right of the US to intervene in pursuit of its economic, political and military interests.

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Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage By Gregory Shupak

10 May 2019 — FAIR

Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.” The logical contradiction could scarcely be more pronounced: A wave of Friedman’s wand transforms a political force seeking the military overthrow of Venezuela’s elected government into a “pro-democracy movement.”

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