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MintPress - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is firmly on the side of the coup plotters in Venezuela as violent clashes between the elected government and opposition forces led by Juan Guaido quickly escalated.

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Dissident Voice - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

A new report on April 25 by a respected think tank has estimated that US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in August 2017 have caused around 40,000 deaths. This atrocity has been almost entirely blanked by the British ‘mainstream’ media, including BBC News. Additional sanctions imposed in January...

MintPress - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn’t bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using...

Aletho News - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Venezuelanalysis | April 30, 2019 Caracas – A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling...

The Duran - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

Venezuela’s defense forces stand behind President Nicolas Maduro, Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino has said, after opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed he had military backing in his attempt to oust the country’s chief.

Writing on Twitter in reference to a video...

The Duran - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

Self-declared Venezuelan ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido has called for a military uprising in a video shot at a Caracas airbase, accompanied by a number of soldiers and detained activist Leopoldo Lopez.

The moment has come to “start the end of the usurpation,”...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — The elected government of Venezuela said it is working to put down a right-wing coup attempt after U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning. “The moment is now,” said Guaido, who was flanked by dozens of heavily...

MintPress - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise up.

According...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version


Graffiti opposing US imperialism in Venezuela. Photo credit: Aljazeera.com

President Donald Trump and the likes of the New York Times might seem like strange bedfellows but they have found common cause in seeking regime change in Venezuela, a country...

Grayzone Project - 2019-04-30 - Original post - cached version

Exclusive interview: Venezuela’s Ambassador to the United Nations Samuel Moncada speaks about the US-led coup attempt and violations of the…

The post Venezuela UN ambassador: US gov. ‘psychologically manipulating’ public to support ‘colonial war’ appeared first on The Grayzone.

Eva Bartlett - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version
Interview with Venezuelan in Canada

*re-published at Global Research

On April 25th, I gave a talk on some of what I had seen in Venezuela, March-April, sharing photos and clips–with an emphasis of allowing people to hear voices our media generally silences or pretends don’t exist.

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MintPress - 2019-04-29 - Original post - cached version

The Washington DC-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) published a report Thursday on the effects of US sanctions against Venezuela.

The 27-page paper was authored by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, who determined that sanctions have “inflicted very serious harm to...

MintPress - 2019-04-27 - Original post - cached version

VENEZUELAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON — A group of activists banding together as the “Embassy Protection Collective,” in defense of the sovereignty of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, defied orders by the U.S. government to vacate the premises by the 25th of April. Later in the morning, the Trump...

Grayzone Project - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

An inside look at the grassroots Embassy Protection Collective comprised of Americans who have gathered from across the country to…

The post Watch Americans defend Venezuela’s embassy in DC from takeover by coup forces appeared first on The Grayzone.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

John HELMER

The Reuters news agency has published a retraction of an “exclusive” report on operations between the Venezuelan and Russian state oil companies, PDVSA and Rosneft, after disavowing the US-supplied source. Reuters has also acted after Rosneft applied for a criminal...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the lines that it is ‘in our genes’, ‘nothing can be done about it’ or other words that reflect the powerlessness that most people feel around violence.

It...

Counter Currents - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Washington, DC – Thursday, April 25, the day activists anticipated the Secret Service might evict them from the Venezuelan embassy, turned into a day of growing support for and attention to the embassy protection efforts. Activists are making it...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Embassy protectors pack the Hugo Chavez library for an event with John Kiriakou (Photo by Margaret Flowers)

Washington, DC – Thursday, April 25, the day activists anticipated the Secret Service might evict them from the Venezuelan embassy, turned into a day of growing support for...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

(CJ Opinion) — A new study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has found that tens of thousands of Venezuelans have died as a direct result of Trump administration sanctions put into effect in August 2017, and that tens of thousands more are expected to die as a result of...

MintPress - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

Grayzone — On April 23, the Venezuelan lawyer and opposition activist Gustavo Tarre stood outside the Simon Bolivar room inside the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC and fielded friendly questions from reporters.

It was a rare day of celebration for the Venezuelan...

Counter Currents - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

It is after midnight in the Venezuela Embassy in Washington, DC and we expect the Secret Service and the DC police to come tomorrow to arrest and evict us on behalf of the illegal coup government they are trying to put in place. We are making our correspondence with the State Department public...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

We have told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy they are violating international law and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission of...

Grayzone Project - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido’s US-backed shadow government – Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky – lost…

The post Venezuelan opposition reps throw temper tantrums when confronted about lack of legitimacy, interventionist plans at OAS appeared first on The Grayzone.

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

Embassy Protection Collective Will Refuse To Turn Over Embassy To US Puppet Government: Arrests Expected

The next two days will be crucial for the protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. The Embassy Protection Collective is prepared to stay at the embassy for the...

MintPress - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC.

A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration was quick to recognize Juan Guaido as the rightful ruler of Venezuela, but going form that to the de facto ruler is taking Guaido a lot longer than he apparently expected. He’s planning a major May 1 march. He says it will be the “biggest march in history...

Counter Currents - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz)...

Consortium News - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria on Sunday delivered this talk about the Assange case to a group of activists who are living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington to stop the illegitimate government of Venezuela from taking it over.  Video…

The Duran - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts:

Today (April 17) I heard a NPR “news” report that described the democratically elected president of Venezuela as “the Venezuelan dictator Maduro.” By repeating over and over that a democratically elected president is a dictator, the presstitutes...

Les Crises - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Source : The Intercept, Mark Weisbrot, 02-02-2019


Le président de l’Assemblée nationale du Venezuela, Juan Guaido, s’adresse à une foule de partisans de l’opposition lors d’une réunion publique à Caracas le 16 janvier 2019....

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Activists gather in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC in March, 2019.

We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it’s a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002.

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MintPress - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version



Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador.

The post...

Counter Currents - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? – Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat, well, it’s a multiple defeat, if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002....

Laura Wells Solutions - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

I just returned from 11 days in Venezuela, my sixth trip there since 2005.

Plaza Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela

Many people have asked me how they can understand what’s really happening in Venezuela based on information from public institutions such as the U.S. government and the...

MintPress - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? – Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat, well, it’s a multiple defeat, if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002....

Consortium News - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone’s Denis Rogatyuk. By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian…

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21 Century Wire - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Among the gang of US elites actively vilifying Julian Assange right now are actually the same elites that his publication, Wikileaks, exposed in some of its biggest document dumps to date. Do you see the connection?

Watch as host Jimmy Dore of “The Jimmy Dore Show” passionately lays out...

Counter Currents - 2019-04-17 - Original post - cached version

Washington DC meeting to plan war in Venezuela US pushing for war with Venezuela US forces ready to attack Venezuela: Southern Commander Maduro rejects Bolsonaro’s invasion threats Imperialism is moving ahead with its war plan in Venezuela. Meeting to plan war Media reports said: Samuel Moncada...

Grayzone Project - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

EXCLUSIVA: Alejado de la mirada pública, el CSIS presidió reunión de alto nivel, y off the record, para explorar opciones…

The post Asesores de Trump se reúnen en Washington para evaluar ataque militar contra Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.

The Anti Media - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Under the orders of John Bolton, the Pentagon is busily developing new military options for Venezuela, both for the imposition of regime change, and more specifically for trying to deter either Russia or China from doing anything to help President Maduro. While officials continue...

MintPress - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Ottawa imposed sanctions on 43 Venezuelan officials Wednesday, according to a statement by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

While the statement did not specify the names of those targeted, Freeland indicated that they were “high-ranking officials” or “governors.”

“...

The Duran - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review:

The US’ desire to dismantle the network of Iranian influence in Latin America and specifically in Venezuela speaks to its commitment to counter the regional sway of its rivals’ “deep states”, though it’s hitherto unprecedented for any...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-16 - Original post - cached version

(CD) – A group dedicated to regime change in Venezuela held a secret meeting on overthrowing the country’s government last week, according to reporting from The Grayzone Project. Journalist Max Blumenthal on Sunday revealed a list of meeting attendees he obtained over the weekend from a source....

Grayzone Project - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations…

The post VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games appeared first on The Grayzone.

MintPress - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Transcript —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — Of all the reasons to plot an elaborate and risky coup, there’s one reason that always stands out: profit. Money makes the world go around and in far more ways than we might think. Here are the top five...

The Anti Media - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Wednesday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an “off-the-record” event during which a number of President Trump’s highest ranking advisers discussed the possibility of a US military attack on Venezuela. This included a number of State Department...

The Duran - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

A hawkish US think tank has hosted a secretive meeting on Venezuela, bringing together American and South American officials to discuss the “use of military force” in the country, investigative journalist Max Blumenthal told RT.

The exclusive piece shedding some...

Grayzone Project - 2019-04-14 - Original post - cached version

EXCLUSIVE: Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record…

The post US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting appeared first on The...

Aletho News - 2019-04-13 - Original post - cached version

By Irina Slav – Oilprice.com – April 12, 2019 European refiners are switching to Russian sour grades as U.S. sanctions have shrunk Venezuela’s similar-grade exports, Reuters reports, adding that the Russian sour crude is getting increasingly expensive. Citing sources from the trading industry,...

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