Visit ArabTopics.com

Bolivia’s Evo Morales: US Wants To Overthrow Venezuela To Steal Oil

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Bolivia's President Evo Morales during a welcome ceremony for presidents attending a meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, July 4, 2013. (AP/Juan Karita)

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales during a welcome ceremony for presidents attending a meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, July 4, 2013. (AP/Juan Karita)

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday slammed ongoing right-wing opposition protests in Venezuela, claiming they serve the interests of multinational elites looking to privatize the country’s oil resources.

Morales also said foreign and domestic attacks against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution are intended to send a threatening message to anti-imperialist governments around the world.

“The plan of the empire is to overthrow the constitutional president elected by Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, as a warning to anti-imperialist governments,” Morales said.

“Any internal conspiracy or external intervention is intended to steal Venezuelan oil.”

For weeks, opposition demonstrators have held violent protests in several cities across the country, calling for regime change and international intervention. The protesters, backed by the U.S. government and the Organization of American States, OAS, have also supported calls for privatizing Venezuela’s publicly-run Petroleum of Venezuela, or PDVSA, oil and natural gas company.

At least nine people have died from the protests.

Despite these deaths, opposition leaders like Henrique Capriles and Maria Corina Machado have called on protesters to continue violent demonstrations in order to force Maduro’s ouster.

Venezuelan authorities have called on the OAS to condemn the violence perpetrated by the opposition but to no avail.

Venezuela’s Ministry of the Interior said recent attacks against civilians and police were planned by the opposition after three people were killed on Wednesday.

Among those killed during protest violence on Wednesday was Niumar Jose Sanclemente Barrios, a 28-year-old sergeant with the National Guard, who was apparently killed by sniper fire during riots in the Caracas suburb of San Antonio de las Altas.

“We know there are groups interested in selling the world a country in chaos,” Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Wednesday after the murder.

“Henrique Capriles has said in an irresponsible manner that the government is guilty of these deaths and therefore will have to prove these serious allegations in court.”


© teleSUR

 

The post Bolivia’s Evo Morales: US Wants To Overthrow Venezuela To Steal Oil appeared first on MintPress News.

Source: 
MintPress

Support this site

News Sources

Source Items
The Real News 238
Scrutinised Minds 16
Need To Know News 833
FEE 1904
Marine Le Pen 92
Francois Asselineau 25
Opassande 50
HAX on 5July 220
Henrik Alexandersson 347
Mohamed Omar 170
Professors Blog 10
Arg Blatte Talar 36
Angry Foreigner 14
Fritte Fritzson 11
Teologiska rummet 28
Filosofiska rummet 49
Vetenskapsradion Historia 65
Snedtänkt (Kalle Lind) 144
Les Crises 1057
Richard Falk 64
Ian Sinclair 54
SpinWatch 31
Counter Currents 3403
Kafila 256
Gail Malone 24
Transnational Foundation 221
Rick Falkvinge 74
The Duran 4696
Vanessa Beeley 65
Nina Kouprianova 9
MintPress 3014
Paul Craig Roberts 711
News Junkie Post 40
Nomi Prins 17
Kurt Nimmo 191
Strategic Culture 2069
Sir Ken Robinson 13
Stephan Kinsella 39
Liberty Blitzkrieg 702
Sami Bedouin 60
Consortium News 1700
21 Century Wire 2351
Burning Blogger 243
Stephen Gowans 47
David D. Friedman 111
Anarchist Standard 16
The BRICS Post 1293
Tom Dispatch 299
Levant Report 17
The Saker 2551
The Barnes Review 422
John Friend 305
Psyche Truth 146
Jonathan Cook 122
New Eastern Outlook 2499
School Sucks Project 1074
Giza Death Star 1218
Andrew Gavin Marshall 15
Red Ice Radio 528
GMWatch 1380
Robert Faurisson 113
Espionage History Archive 33
Jay's Analysis 534
Le 4ème singe 67
Jacob Cohen 171
Agora Vox 6585
Cercle Des Volontaires 376
Panamza 1209
Fairewinds 98
Project Censored 515
Spy Culture 281
Conspiracy Archive 56
Crystal Clark 11
Timothy Kelly 313
PINAC 1455
The Conscious Resistance 430
Independent Science News 60
The Anti Media 3929
Positive News 791
Brandon Martinez 30
Steven Chovanec 47
Lionel 224
The Mind renewed 191
Natural Society 2391
Yanis Varoufakis 648
Tragedy & Hope 106
Dr. Tim Ball 52
Web of Debt 113
Porkins Policy Review 272
Conspiracy Watch 174
Eva Bartlett 494
Libyan War Truth 254
DeadLine Live 1882
Kevin Ryan 57
BSNEWS 1822
Aaron Franz 153
Traces of Reality 166
Revelations Radio News 102
Dr. Bruce Levine 91
Peter B Collins 1126
Faux Capitalism 203
Dissident Voice 8350
Climate Audit 207
Donna Laframboise 240
Judith Curry 986
Geneva Business Insider 40
Media Monarchy 1625
Newsbud 2255
Syria Report 70
Human Rights Investigation 85
Intifada (Voice of Palestine) 1685
Down With Tyranny 8446
Laura Wells Solutions 15
Video Rebel's Blog 397
Revisionist Review 474
Aletho News 15186
ضد العولمة 27
Penny for your thoughts 2306
Northerntruthseeker 1755
كساريات 37
Color Revolutions and Geopolitics 27
Stop Nato 4474
AntiWar.com Blog 2281
AntiWar.com Original Content 5272
Corbett Report 1854
Stop Imperialism 491
Land Destroyer 1015
Webster Tarpley Website 739

Compiled Feeds

Public Lists

Title Visibility
Funny Public