2019-01-16: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-01-16). Venezuela: Opposition Former Campaign Manager Says 'Maduro Won'. telesurenglish.net Claudio Fermin, politician and the former campaign manager for Henri Falcon, the opposition candidate for president which now-President Nicolas Maduro won on May 20, made an appeal for people to respect the political process of Venezuela. | RELATED | Venezuela Rejects US Attempted Coup and 'Puppet Government' | On Tuesday, Fermin said, "we can't ignore reality. I'm making a call to get your head out of the clouds. This is not a case of a president pro tempore" and stressed that "a gov…

Joe Emersberger (2019-01-16). Was that the Onion or Reuters Quoting Mike Pompeo on Venezuela? zcomm.org This Reuters article says "The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country," Pompeo told reporters in Abu Dhabi, where he is on a tour of Middle East countries. " [emphasis added] The Onion might have simply changed "countries" above to "dictatorships" or, Read more…

Kate Paarlberg-Kvam (2019-01-16). For Women, A Contradictory Peace in Colombia. zcomm.org So long as Colombia's peace accords fail to contend with the liberal economic order or challenge extractivism and militarism in the country, they will fall short of achieving true gender justice…

RT (2019-01-16). 'One of the biggest black eyes in DEA history': Star agent made millions from drug traffickers. rt.com A top Drug Enforcement Agency agent laundered millions in drug money and hosted wild parties with prostitutes, according to law enforcement officials who fear he may have permanently compromised the DEA's undercover Colombian ops.

pip.hinman (2019-01-16). Lidia Thorpe: 'Sovereignty has never been ceded'. greenleft.org.au Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman Lidia Thorpe is a life-long Indigenous activist who, among other things, helped lead the successful campaign to save Nowa Nowa Gorge in East Gippsland. She also recently served as a Victorian Greens MLA representing the state seat of Northcote. | In the lead up to Invasion Day, Thorpe spoke with 3CR's Green Left Radio presenter Jacob Andrewartha. Below is an abridged version of the interview. | With Invasion Day once again approaching, what are some of the key issues affecting Aboriginal people today? | We have never ceded sovereignty of our land, that's the biggest issue right now and h…

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Brazilian official wants landless activists treated as terrorists. greenleft.org.au Brazil's far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro will seek to classify "invasions" of farmland by landless workers as akin to terrorism, with harsher penalties for the activists, an Agriculture Ministry official said on January 14. | Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST), one of Latin America's largest social movements, seeks to take over unproductive lands in the name of social and economic justice to more equally distribute rural wealth. | Luiz Antonio Nabhan Garcia, land issues secretary at the ministry, said: "It is the challenge of this government to demonstrate to Congress that this is a thing…

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Brazil shows how capitalism stamps out democracy. greenleft.org.au Brazil is going through a profound political crisis, probably more serious than the military coup in 1964 that ushered in 25 years of authoritarian rule, writes Sue Bradford. | After his election as president in October, the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro began selecting his ministers. His most important decision — and one that will probably change the destiny of Brazil for many decades — was to choose Paulo Guedes, an advocate of extreme free-market economics, as a super-minister, responsible for a hugely-expanded finance ministry. | As Bryan Pitts, from Indiana University, has pointed out, Guedes is per…

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Turkey threatens northeast Syria. greenleft.org.au US president Donald Trump announced by tweet on December 19 his intention to withdraw US troops from Syria. This followed a phone call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had often stated his intention to invade north-eastern Syria. | Trump's announcement was widely seen as giving a green light for the planned Turkish invasion. Trump's decision caused dissension within the US government. Defence secretary James Mattis resigned, as did some other prominent officials. | Later Trump backtracked. There have been contradictory statements by Trump and his advisors. It is now unclear if, and w…

teleSUR (2019-01-15). Indigenous Baby Will Be Returned to Family: First Nations. telesurenglish.net The baby of an Indigenous couple in Manitoba, Canada is being returned its family later this week, the First Nations Family Advocate said in an interview Monday. | RELATED: | Canada Police Raid Indigenous Checkpoints Against Mega Pipeline | The newborn was swept from its mother's arms minutes after birth by Canadian officials and sent to a foster home for the last five days. | "If a health-care professional determines a child may be in need of protection, they have a duty to re…

David William Pear (2019-01-15). Media Reports "Good News": Kids Are Dying in Venezuela, Sanctions are Working… globalresearch.ca The Guardian's Tom Phillips' article Venezuela Crisis Takes Deadly Toll on Buckling Health System (January 06, 2019) is more good news for US psychopaths, such as Trump, Bolton and Pompeo. Children are dying in Venezuela. Sanctions are working! | Tom is …

Janine Jackson (2019-01-15). 'DC Has Been Consistently Out of Touch With the Reality of the Borderlands' – CounterSpin interview with Debbie Weingarten on the already existing border wall. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Debbie Weingarten about the already existing border wall for the January 11, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

ACLU (2019-01-15). In North Carolina, Domestic Violence Laws Still Discriminate Against LGBTQ People. aclu.org Not all LGBTQ people can get a protective order for domestic violence under North Carolina law. | Same-sex couples in North Carolina won the freedom to marry in 2014, but LGBTQ people continue to be denied equal protection under the law in many other areas of life. | North Carolina is currently the only state in the nation that prevents those in same-sex relationships from accessing protective orders for domestic violence. The ACLU of North Carolina and attorney Amily McCool of the Scharff Law Firm are challenging that unequal policy in court on behalf of a survivor of domestic violence who was denied a protectiv…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-15). Congo's First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup? therealnews.com Congolese Catholic Church and 70,000 observers said reformer Fayulu won, but the DRC government declared Tshisekedi the winner

amnesty (2019-01-15). Colombia: Further information: Woman attacked for seeking justice for son: Alfamir Castillo. amnesty.org On 11 January, two unidentified men in a motorbike shot three times at the car in which Alfamir Castillo was in a rural area of the municipality of Pradera, Valle del Cauca Department, southern Colombia. Alfamir Castillo was with her husband and two bodyguards granted by the National Protection Unit and were not injured. Alfamir Castillo has faced several threats and attacks for years as she is seeking justice for the unlawful killing of her son by members of the Colombian armed forces.

Middle East Eye (2019-01-15). Venezuela and Turkey Unite to Refine Tons of Gold Amid US Sanctions. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Venezuela and Turkey are working on a deal to ship tonnes of gold to refine and certify in Turkish city of Corum this year. Facing sanctions and international pressure, Venezuela is increasingly turning to Turkey as a partner in the Middle East. Ankara will provide a host of services to Caracas, including building hospital and …

Paul Dobson (2019-01-14). Venezuela: Self-Proclaimed 'Interim President' Released After 'Irregular' Detention. venezuelanalysis.com The officers responsible have been detained and suspended, reportedly on Maduro's orders.

David William Pear (2019-01-14). Kids are Dying: The Guardian Reports More "Good News" from Venezuela. mintpressnews.com The United States is intentionally creating chaos and crisis as an excuse for intervention in Venezuela, and the Guardian is working as its unofficial stenographer.

TeleSur English (2019-01-14). Venezuela Welcomes 2,500 Cuban Doctors Leaving Brazil. venezuelanalysis.com Two thousand-five hundred cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and general doctors arrived to Venezuela Friday.

Fight Back (2019-01-13). FRSO congratulates Nicolás Maduro on his second term. fightbacknews.org On the occasion of the inauguration to a second term as President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) sends its warmest congratulations and solidarity to Nicolás Maduro and the people's movement of Venezuela. | We salute the heroic achievements of the Venezuelan people and its political leadership, as you continue their project of building a sovereign nation, independent of imperialism and able to meet the needs of its own people. President Maduro's re-election confirms that the Bolivarian Revolution speaks to the felt wants and needs of the vast majority o…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-13). Cheney's Lies Left Middle East in Flames — Film Review of "Vice" with Wilkerson and Jay (2/3). therealnews.com Larry Wilkerson tells the story of Powell's fateful speech to the UN that prepared the way for the invasion; he's asked why he and Powell didn't quit — Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins TRNN's Paul Jay

Ricardo Vaz (2019-01-11). Venezuela: Maduro Takes Office for Second Term Amid Rising International Tensions. venezuelanalysis.com The US State Department and the Organization of American States declared that they would not "recognize" Maduro's inauguration.

Fight Back (2019-01-11). In defiance of imperialism, Venezuela's Maduro begins second term. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On January 10, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated to his second term as president of a nation under siege. The United States and its puppets in the region (the 13 governments of the so-called Lima Group, led by Colombia and Brazil) have declared that they will not recognize Maduro as the head of the Venezuelan state. This is in contempt of the 67% of Venezuelans that voted for him in the May presidential election, widely recognized as free and fair by the international community. |
| When Maduro took the reins of the national government, many analysts did not believe he had what it took to hold th…

TeleSur English (2019-01-09). Venezuela's Maduro to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term. venezuelanalysis.com Despite US-led pressure for him not to do so, 600 of the world's activists and academics have shown their support for the President in a collective statement.

Paul Dobson (2019-01-09). Venezuela Assumes OPEC Presidency, Unveils Foreign Oil Investment Deals. venezuelanalysis.com One of the deals – which the signing firm claim is in the national interest of the US – seems to go against the 2001 Hydrocarbons Law and has worried many Venezuela commentators.

Paul Dobson (2019-01-07). Venezuelan Ex-Magistrate Flees to Miami, Pledges to 'Collaborate' with US Authorities. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Supreme Court claims Christian Zerpa fled a sexual harassment investigation.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-01-03). US Secretary of State Pompeo Enlists Allies to 'Return Democracy' to Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com US allies Brazil and Colombia have repeatedly voiced support for regime change efforts.

Paul Dobson (2019-01-02). Foiled New Year 'Terror Attack' in Venezuelan Oil Plant Leaves Two Dead. venezuelanalysis.com Oil Minister Quevedo claimed the attack forms part of a plan to sabotage the oil industry.

TeleSUR English (2019-01-02). Venezuelan Housing Mission Passes 'Milestone' with 2.5M Homes. venezuelanalysis.com The goal of Venezuela's Great Housing Mission (GMVV) is to build at least five million homes by the end of 2025.

TFMBRV (2019-01-02). Venezuela: Cuban Revolution 'Will Continue to Light the Way During this Challenging and Complex 21st Century'. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan government congratulated its Cuban counterpart on the 60th anniversary of their Revolution.

Paul Dobson (2018-12-20). ANC Deputy Julio Escalona: 'The People are Angry Because They Consider that We Aren't Doing Our Job'. venezuelanalysis.com The revolutionary's criticisms came during the passing of 2019's budget, 75% of which is destined for "social protection."

Paul Dobson (2018-12-19). Latest Corruption Network Dismantled in Venezuelan Oil Industry. venezuelanalysis.com The bust follows a series of other anti-corruption operations this year, as well as extradition requests for a number of Venezuelan criminals living abroad.

TeleSur English (2018-12-19). Venezuela Oil Joint Venture Thrives Within Months of China Deal. venezuelanalysis.com PDVSA's joint venture with CNPC is producing 130,000 barrels per day to date, doubling April's production rate.

TeleSUR English (2018-12-17). ALBA's 16th Summit: Cuba, Venezuela Stress Importance of Regional Alliance Body. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other leaders took part in the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

Ben Norton (2018-12-14). Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua. grayzoneproject.com After defeating a violent US-backed coup attempt, Nicaragua's elected government faces the NICA Act. The bill aims to force the…

TeleSUR English (2018-12-13). Maduro: Trump Advisor John Bolton Behind Assassination Plot. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan president accused the United States of involvement in a recent assassination attempt.

TeleSUR English (2018-12-12). Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-12-12). Goodyear Shutters Venezuela Operations, Blames Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The tire manufacturer claimed that economic conditions and sanctions have made production "impossible."

Ben Norton (2018-12-10). NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By…

Paul Dobson (2018-12-10). Venezuela: PSUV Sweeps Local Council Elections, Seizes Historic Opposition Strongholds. venezuelanalysis.com The low turnout can, in part, be attributed to opposition abstention, but is comparable to previous elections of this nature.

Venezuelanalysis (2018-12-09). December 9: Municipal Council Elections in Venezuela – Live Rolling Coverage. venezuelanalysis.com VA brings you the only English-language round-the-clock live coverage of Venezuela's fifth election in eighteen months, with 2,549 local councillors due to be elected today.

Paul Dobson (2018-12-06). Venezuela's PDVSA Honours Dividend Payments, Relaunches Plans for Refinery in China. venezuelanalysis.com The joint Venezuelan-Chinese Guangdong refinery, to be completed in 2021, will cost PDVSA some $3.81 billion and will refine 400,000 bpd.

Paul Dobson (2018-12-05). Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.

Max Blumenthal (2018-12-04). "Pistachio Wars": How the Resnicks' Snack Food Fortune is Fueling the Assault on Iran. grayzoneproject.com A highly original documentary project reveals how a couple of Beverly Hills billionaires "are willing to risk war in Iran…

TeleSUR English (2018-12-03). Mexican Unions Show Solidarity with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com "You are not alone," demonstrators cried, in a show of solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-12-03). Venezuela: Maduro Announces Salary Increases, New Fixed Prices. venezuelanalysis.com Updated salaries and bonuses, a host of Christmas benefits and a renewed attempt to negotiate prices with the private sector were unveiled by the Venezuelan president.

Paul Dobson (2018-11-29). Indigenous Leaders Call for Justice After Landlord Violence Shakes Communities. venezuelanalysis.com The violence, which led to the kidnapping of Yukpa school teacher Mary Fernandez, comes amid land conflicts between cattle ranchers and indigenous communities.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-11-28). Venezuela Reaches Settlement with Crystallex as Oil Production Further Tumbles. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas is looking to shield CITGO assets from seizure.

Steve Ellner (2018-11-25). Trump Putting Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List? zcomm.org The Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela's economy…

Steve Ellner (2018-10-14). Venezuela under siege. zcomm.org The siege-like conditions which Venezuela has been subjected to from both foreign interference and domestic opposition present a myriad of challenges for the country to move forward…

2019-01-16: Social Media Postees

Was that the Onion or Reuters Quoting Mike Pompeo on Venezuela?
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-01-16
This Reuters article says "The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country," Pompeo told reporters in Abu Dhabi, where he is on a tour of Middle East countries. " [emphasis added] The Onion might have simply changed "countries" above to "dictatorships" or, Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/was-that-the-onion-or-r…

Venezuela: Opposition Former Campaign Manager Says 'Maduro Won'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-16
Claudio Fermin, politician and the former campaign manager for Henri Falcon, the opposition candidate for president which now-President Nicolas Maduro won on May 20, made an appeal for people to respect the political process of Venezuela. | RELATED | Venezuela Rejects US Attempted Coup and 'Puppet Government' | On Tuesday, Fermin said, "we can't ignore reality. I'm making a call to get your head out of the clouds. This is not a case of a president pro tempore" and stressed that "a gov…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Opposi…

For Women, A Contradictory Peace in Colombia
Kate Paarlberg-Kvam | zcomm.org | 2019-01-16
So long as Colombia's peace accords fail to contend with the liberal economic order or challenge extractivism and militarism in the country, they will fall short of achieving true gender justice…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/for-women-a-contra…

'One of the biggest black eyes in DEA history': Star agent made millions from drug traffickers
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-16
A top Drug Enforcement Agency agent laundered millions in drug money and hosted wild parties with prostitutes, according to law enforcement officials who fear he may have permanently compromised the DEA's undercover Colombian ops. | …
rt.com/usa/448905-dea-agent-money-launde…

Lidia Thorpe: 'Sovereignty has never been ceded'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-16
Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman Lidia Thorpe is a life-long Indigenous activist who, among other things, helped lead the successful campaign to save Nowa Nowa Gorge in East Gippsland. She also recently served as a Victorian Greens MLA representing the state seat of Northcote. | In the lead up to Invasion Day, Thorpe spoke with 3CR's Green Left Radio presenter Jacob Andrewartha. Below is an abridged version of the interview. | With Invasion Day once again approaching, what are some of the key issues affecting Aboriginal people today? | We have never ceded sovereignty of our land, that's the biggest issue right now and h…
greenleft.org.au/content/lidia-thorpe-sovereignty-has-never-been-ceded

Brazilian official wants landless activists treated as terrorists
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-16
Brazil's far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro will seek to classify "invasions" of farmland by landless workers as akin to terrorism, with harsher penalties for the activists, an Agriculture Ministry official said on January 14. | Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST), one of Latin America's largest social movements, seeks to take over unproductive lands in the name of social and economic justice to more equally distribute rural wealth. | Luiz Antonio Nabhan Garcia, land issues secretary at the ministry, said: "It is the challenge of this government to demonstrate to Congress that this is a thing…
greenleft.org.au/content/brazilian-official-wants-landless-activists-treated-terrorists

Brazil shows how capitalism stamps out democracy
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-16
Brazil is going through a profound political crisis, probably more serious than the military coup in 1964 that ushered in 25 years of authoritarian rule, writes Sue Bradford. | After his election as president in October, the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro began selecting his ministers. His most important decision — and one that will probably change the destiny of Brazil for many decades — was to choose Paulo Guedes, an advocate of extreme free-market economics, as a super-minister, responsible for a hugely-expanded finance ministry. | As Bryan Pitts, from Indiana University, has pointed out, Guedes is per…
greenleft.org.au/content/brazil-shows-how-capitalism-stamps-out-democracy

Turkey threatens northeast Syria
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-16
US president Donald Trump announced by tweet on December 19 his intention to withdraw US troops from Syria. This followed a phone call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had often stated his intention to invade north-eastern Syria. | Trump's announcement was widely seen as giving a green light for the planned Turkish invasion. Trump's decision caused dissension within the US government. Defence secretary James Mattis resigned, as did some other prominent officials. | Later Trump backtracked. There have been contradictory statements by Trump and his advisors. It is now unclear if, and w…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-threatens-northeast-syria

Media Reports "Good News": Kids Are Dying in Venezuela, Sanctions are Working
David William Pear | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-15
The Guardian's Tom Phillips' article Venezuela Crisis Takes Deadly Toll on Buckling Health System (January 06, 2019) is more good news for US psychopaths, such as Trump, Bolton and Pompeo. Children are dying in Venezuela. Sanctions are working! | Tom is … | The post Media Reports "Good News": Kids Are Dying in Venezuela, Sanctions are Working… appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/media-reports-good-new…

Indigenous Baby Will Be Returned to Family: First Nations
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-15
The baby of an Indigenous couple in Manitoba, Canada is being returned its family later this week, the First Nations Family Advocate said in an interview Monday. | RELATED: | Canada Police Raid Indigenous Checkpoints Against Mega Pipeline | The newborn was swept from its mother's arms minutes after birth by Canadian officials and sent to a foster home for the last five days. | "If a health-care professional determines a child may be in need of protection, they have a duty to re…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indigenous-Baby-…

Indigenous Baby Will Be Returned to Family: First Nations
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-15
The baby of an Indigenous couple in Manitoba, Canada is being returned its family later this week, the First Nations Family Advocate said in an interview Monday. | RELATED: | Canada Police Raid Indigenous Checkpoints Against Mega Pipeline | The newborn was swept from its mother's arms minutes after birth by Canadian officials and sent to a foster home for the last five days. | "If a health-care professional determines a child may be in need of protection, they have a duty to re…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indigenous-Baby-…

In North Carolina, Domestic Violence Laws Still Discriminate Against LGBTQ People
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-01-15
Not all LGBTQ people can get a protective order for domestic violence under North Carolina law. | Same-sex couples in North Carolina won the freedom to marry in 2014, but LGBTQ people continue to be denied equal protection under the law in many other areas of life. | North Carolina is currently the only state in the nation that prevents those in same-sex relationships from accessing protective orders for domestic violence. The ACLU of North Carolina and attorney Amily McCool of the Scharff Law Firm are challenging that unequal policy in court on behalf of a survivor of domestic violence who was denied a protectiv…
aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/lgbt-relations…

Congo's First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup?
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-15
Congolese Catholic Church and 70,000 observers said reformer Fayulu won, but the DRC government declared Tshisekedi the winner | The post Congo's First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup? appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/congos-first-ele…

Colombia: Further information: Woman attacked for seeking justice for son: Alfamir Castillo
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-01-15
On 11 January, two unidentified men in a motorbike shot three times at the car in which Alfamir Castillo was in a rural area of the municipality of Pradera, Valle del Cauca Department, southern Colombia. Alfamir Castillo was with her husband and two bodyguards granted by the National Protection Unit and were not injured. Alfamir Castillo has faced several threats and attacks for years as she is seeking justice for the unlawful killing of her son by members of the Colombian armed forces.
amnesty.org/en/documents/amr23/9694/2019…

Venezuela and Turkey Unite to Refine Tons of Gold Amid US Sanctions
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-15
(MEE) — Venezuela and Turkey are working on a deal to ship tonnes of gold to refine and certify in Turkish city of Corum this year. Facing sanctions and international pressure, Venezuela is increasingly turning to Turkey as a partner in the Middle East. Ankara will provide a host of services to Caracas, including building hospital and …

Venezuela and Turkey Unite to Refine Tons of Gold Amid US Sanctions

Kids are Dying: The Guardian Reports More "Good News" from Venezuela
David William Pear | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-14
The United States is intentionally creating chaos and crisis as an excuse for intervention in Venezuela, and the Guardian is working as its unofficial stenographer. | The post Kids are Dying: The Guardian Reports More "Good News" from Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/kids-are-dying-the-gua…

Venezuela: Self-Proclaimed 'Interim President' Released After 'Irregular' Detention
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-14
The officers responsible have been detained and suspended, reportedly on Maduro's orders.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14218

Kids are Dying: The Guardian Reports More "Good News" from Venezuela
David William Pear | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-14
The United States is intentionally creating chaos and crisis as an excuse for intervention in Venezuela, and the Guardian is working as its unofficial stenographer. | The post Kids are Dying: The Guardian Reports More "Good News" from Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/kids-are-dying-the-gua…

Venezuela Welcomes 2,500 Cuban Doctors Leaving Brazil
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-14
Two thousand-five hundred cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and general doctors arrived to Venezuela Friday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14217

FRSO congratulates Nicolás Maduro on his second term
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-13
On the occasion of the inauguration to a second term as President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) sends its warmest congratulations and solidarity to Nicolás Maduro and the people's movement of Venezuela. | We salute the heroic achievements of the Venezuelan people and its political leadership, as you continue their project of building a sovereign nation, independent of imperialism and able to meet the needs of its own people. President Maduro's re-election confirms that the Bolivarian Revolution speaks to the felt wants and needs of the vast majority o…
fightbacknews.org/2019/1/12/frso-congrat…

Cheney's Lies Left Middle East in Flames — Film Review of "Vice" with Wilkerson and Jay (2/3)
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-13
Larry Wilkerson tells the story of Powell's fateful speech to the UN that prepared the way for the invasion; he's asked why he and Powell didn't quit — Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins TRNN's Paul Jay | The post Cheney's Lies Left Middle East in Flames — Film Review of "Vice" with Wilkerson and Jay (2/3) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/cheneys-lies-lef…

In defiance of imperialism, Venezuela's Maduro begins second term
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-11
Chicago, IL – On January 10, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated to his second term as president of a nation under siege. The United States and its puppets in the region (the 13 governments of the so-called Lima Group, led by Colombia and Brazil) have declared that they will not recognize Maduro as the head of the Venezuelan state. This is in contempt of the 67% of Venezuelans that voted for him in the May presidential election, widely recognized as free and fair by the international community. | | When Maduro took the reins of the national government, many analysts did not believe he had what it took to hold th…
fightbacknews.org/2019/1/10/defiance-imp…

Venezuela: Maduro Takes Office for Second Term Amid Rising International Tensions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-11
The US State Department and the Organization of American States declared that they would not "recognize" Maduro's inauguration.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14215

Debbie Weingarten on the Borderlands, Alexander Main on Maduro's Reelection
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-01-11
Media…
fair.org/home/debbie-weingarten-on-the-b…

Venezuela's Maduro to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-09
Despite US-led pressure for him not to do so, 600 of the world's activists and academics have shown their support for the President in a collective statement.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14211

Venezuela Assumes OPEC Presidency, Unveils Foreign Oil Investment Deals
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-09
One of the deals – which the signing firm claim is in the national interest of the US – seems to go against the 2001 Hydrocarbons Law and has worried many Venezuela commentators.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14213

Venezuelan Ex-Magistrate Flees to Miami, Pledges to 'Collaborate' with US Authorities
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-07
Venezuela's Supreme Court claims Christian Zerpa fled a sexual harassment investigation.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14208

US Secretary of State Pompeo Enlists Allies to 'Return Democracy' to Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-03
US allies Brazil and Colombia have repeatedly voiced support for regime change efforts.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14202

Foiled New Year 'Terror Attack' in Venezuelan Oil Plant Leaves Two Dead
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-02
Oil Minister Quevedo claimed the attack forms part of a plan to sabotage the oil industry.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14200

Venezuelan Housing Mission Passes 'Milestone' with 2.5M Homes
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-02
The goal of Venezuela's Great Housing Mission (GMVV) is to build at least five million homes by the end of 2025.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14198

Venezuela: Cuban Revolution 'Will Continue to Light the Way During this Challenging and Complex 21st Century'
TFMBRV | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-02
The Venezuelan government congratulated its Cuban counterpart on the 60th anniversary of their Revolution.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14199

ANC Deputy Julio Escalona: 'The People are Angry Because They Consider that We Aren't Doing Our Job'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-20
The revolutionary's criticisms came during the passing of 2019's budget, 75% of which is destined for "social protection."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14195

Venezuela Oil Joint Venture Thrives Within Months of China Deal
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-19
PDVSA's joint venture with CNPC is producing 130,000 barrels per day to date, doubling April's production rate.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14190

Latest Corruption Network Dismantled in Venezuelan Oil Industry
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-19
The bust follows a series of other anti-corruption operations this year, as well as extradition requests for a number of Venezuelan criminals living abroad.
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ALBA's 16th Summit: Cuba, Venezuela Stress Importance of Regional Alliance Body
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-12-17
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other leaders took part in the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).
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