Adding Context to ‘News’ about Venezuela

11 August 2019 — The Saker

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog

This past week’s meeting of the U.S.-and-Canada-created anti-Venezuela Lima Group of nations failed to achieve the U.S. regime’s intention of organizing a coalition of its members to participate in a U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Venezuela’s Government and install Trump’s choice, the self-styled ‘interim President’ of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, to rule there. Although 100 nations had been invited, only 60 attended, and the U.S. regime wasn’t ble to obtain even one ally for an invasion. John Bolton (U.S. National Security Advisor) and Wilbur Ross (U.S. Secretary of ‘Commerce’ — mainly U.S. oil companies) represented U.S. President Trump at the meeting, which started on August 5th. The meeting ended with no official announcement. It was a humiliating defeat for the U.S. regime.

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Washington orders international embargo on Venezuela, threatens invasion By Andrea Lobo

7 August 2019 — WSWS

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday freezing “all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States.” The move is the culmination of a series of increasingly severe sanctions and marks a new stage in the US coup operation against the Government of Nicolás Maduro.

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Defending Venezuela Is Defending Our America By Nino Pagliccia

3 August 2019 — Global Research

Sao Paulo Forum

The Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) that took place in Caracas just ended on July 28 fittingly within the framework of remembering the 65th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Chavez with a display of affection and respect for the late Comandante with fireworks and all. By all accounts the SPF has been a politically successful event that followed a significant meeting of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM) that concluded with a strong political declaration and support of 120 governments with the democratically elected Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro.

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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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Necessary Reflection: Where are We Going? What Do We Do?

8 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Gerónimo Paz

These are the questions that we most ask ourselves in these times of crisis, uncertainty, anguish in the face of our own destiny and that of the country. For those of us who are concerned with the commitment to make humanity fairer and are part of the Bolivarian historical watershed, the current picture of the country should summon us to a serious effort of debate and reflection to seek answers from a transformative perspective aimed at finding a real and possible horizon to overcome the crisis.

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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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The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to break it. By Paul Dobson

28 June 2019 — Global Research – Venezuelanalysis.com 

United States Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams has publicly welcomed Venezuela’s ex-intelligence chief to the country after he deserted and joined efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Manuel Cristopher Figuera, who served as chief of the Bolivarian Intelligence Services (SEBIN) from October 2018 to April 2019, arrived to the US on Monday.

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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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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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