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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US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash

18 June 2019 — RT

US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash

People attend the “Venezuela Aid Live” concert in Cucuta, Colombia, February 22, 2019. ©  REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Millions of dollars raised for “freedom and democracy” in Venezuela ended up spent in Colombia by the aides of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, and were exposed by Colombian spies in yet another blow to his cause.

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The Day Venezuela Went Dark: Unknown Story Behind the “Blackout”

8 June 2019 — Internationalist 360°

At 4:42 on the afternoon of March 7, the Metro lines of Caracas, in the Venezuelan capital, went out. The passengers walked out of the tunnels and, out in the street, saw that the traffic lights were off, that communications did not work, that the bus stops were beginning to be crowded. They thought that the service would be restored in hours. But in the control center of Guayana, 576 kilometers south of Caracas, where the generation and distribution of 70% of the energy consumed by the nation is controlled, they knew something was wrong: “That day I was on duty, I went in on Thursday and I left on Sunday,” says room supervisor César Salazar.

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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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