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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Ottawa hires Hit Man to Overthrow Venezuelan Government by Yves Engler

17 June 2019 — Dissident Voice

Meet the hired gun Ottawa is using to overthrow the Venezuelan government.

The brazenness of Ottawa’s intervention in the South American country’s affairs is remarkable. Recently Global Affairs Canada tendered a contract for an individual to coordinate its bid to oust President Nicolás Maduro. According to buyandsell.gc.ca, the Special Advisor on Venezuela needs to be able to:

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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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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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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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