MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…
Morales: Bolivia Suffers an Assault on the Power of the People
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-15
As the military coup continues to entrench itself in Bolivia, the first goal of the perpetrators is to appear to be following the constitutional process. But the faàßade is not enough to hide the real disaster of yet another self-proclaimed president in Latin America. When you thought that the Juan Guaido experiment in Venezuela was…
Interview with a Chavista: Temir Porras
Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2019-11-15
Hands Off Venezuela PDX sponsored an Oct. 9 skype event with Temir Porras, a revolutionary Chavista who served as a former chief of staff to both President Hugo Chavez and President Nicolás Maduro. He is a knowledgeable economist, who also served as Venezuelan deputy minister for higher education and in . . . | Continue reading Interview with a Chavista: Temir Porras at Workers.org…
Venezuelan Embassy Attacked in Brazil
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-14
Bolsonaro denied any prior knowledge of the attack.
Venezuelan Oil Output Sees Modest Rise in October: OPEC
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-14
Reviving production has led Chevron convert a blending plant back to a crude upgrader for export of heavier grades.
Ceonfab: New Violation of Venezuelan Airspace By US Plane
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-14
The Strategic Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Venezuela (Ceofanb) denounced that Washington violated once again Bolivarian airspace with a spy plane of the United States Air Force. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Negotiation Table Appoints New Electoral Commission | "Once again the U.S. violates international aeronautical treaties when entering with a spy plane RC135 of the USAF in the FIR (region of flight information) controlled by the RBV (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela…
Rio de Janeiro: 5-Year-Old Girl Dies During a Crossfire
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-14
A 5-year-old girl Brazilian girl died after been shot in the leg by a stray bullet while she was walking to school with her mother, in the populous Realengo district, west of Rio de Janeiro, local television media reported. | RELATED: | Venezuela Confirms Recovery of Its Embassy in Brazil | Her name was Ketellen Umbelino de Oliveira and after been injured was rushed to the Albert Schweitzer Municipal Hospital, in a critical satate but did not survive. Investigators believe she was caught…
CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…
Code Pink founder raided by DC police on dubious charges of 'assault' at anti-Maduro 'Venezuela freedom' event (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-11-13
Police have tried to detain Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin without a warrant on mysterious charges of 'assaulting' a Democratic congresswoman at an anti-Maduro press event in support of the "freedom for the Venezuelan people." | Benjamin was accused of assaulting Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) when over a dozen officers surrounded her home on Wednesday in Washington, DC. | In footage she posted to Facebook, Benjamin strenuously denies the accusations, explaining that she was the one assaulted — pushed and pulled by right-wing Venezuelans ("big guys") supporting the US-backed oppositi…
'Harmonized' plan launched to support millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-13
A $1.35 billion appeal has been launched to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and to support the communities hosting them.
Wednesday's Daily Brief: UN bid to aid diabetics, Israel-Gaza attacks, climate change in Nepal, Iraq envoy appeal to MPs
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-13
A recap of Wednesday's stories in brief: UN leads plan for insulin supply boosts; 'No justification' for Gaza border violence; Iraqis paying 'unthinkable price' in protests; $1.35 billion needed for Venezuela crisis; Record flooding affects 100,000 Nigerians.
Venezuela Condemns Bolivia Coup d'État
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-11
Government forces and grassroots movements are holding vigils across the country in support of Evo Morales.
US Authorizes Tax Payments to Maduro Gov't, Sanctions Five More Venezuelan Officials
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-06
Washington has eased some of the restrictions imposed under its recent Venezuela embargo.
Venezuela, El Salvador Break Relations as Maduro Applauds 'New Anti-Neoliberal Wave'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-04
Guatemala's president-elect has similarly pledged to break with the Maduro government upon assuming office in January.
Venezuelan Leftist Parties and Unions Stage Protest, Demand Gov't Answers
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-01
Dozens of activists demanded better wages and respect for collective bargaining rights.
Venezuela: Opposition Demands Bond Annulment, Gov't Grants Rosneft Tax Breaks
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-30
Rosneft will reportedly invest in natural gas production in Venezuela.
Venezuela Applauds Regional Leftist Victories
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-28
Caracas rejoiced at the "defeat of the IMF" in elections in Argentina, Uruguay, and swathes of Colombia this Sunday.
US Renews Chevron License as European Refiner Cuts Venezuela Ties over Sanctions
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-23
Finnish-Venezuelan refiner Nynas is one of PDVSA's few remaining cash buyers.
Venezuela Government Hosts International Commune Congress
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-21
Maduro affirmed that popular power is "the soul" of the Bolivarian project.
BCV: Venezuelan Economy Contracted by 23.7 Percent in First Trimester of 2019
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-19
The Venezuelan Central Bank also released inflation figures for the first time in six months.
Venezuela's Opposition Declares PDVSA 2020 Bond Void, Nixes Payment
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-17
Venezuela's CITGO could be seized by creditors.
Venezuela Elected to UN Human Rights Council
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-17
The Maduro government was elected to a three-year term with backing of 105 out of 195 UN member-states.
Venezuela: Gov't Increases Minimum Wage, Announces Public Spending
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-16
Governorships will manage gold mines as a direct source of revenue.