2019-02-01: News Headlines

Dan Cohen (2019-02-01). La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela. grayzoneproject.com Por Dan Cohen y Max Blumenthal Juan Guaidó es el producto de un proyecto de una década supervisado por los…

Max Blumenthal (2019-02-01). VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela. grayzoneproject.com The responses from members of Congress painted a shocking picture of ignorance, hypocrisy, and bipartisan consent for the Trump administration's…

teleSUR (2019-02-01). Italy Rejects Guaido, Says Venezuela is a Sovereign State. telesurenglish.net On Thursday the Italian Government withdrew from the position assumed by the European Parliament and informed that it does not recognize Juan Guaido as "president in charge" of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | "Italy does not recognize the self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido," Italy's Undersecretary of Fo…

Peter Certo (2019-02-01). People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad. globalresearch.ca For some months now, Venezuela's socialist government has lurched through a series of escalating crises — hyperinflation, mass protests, political violence — while both the government and its opposition have flirted with authoritarianism. | It isn't pretty — and to hear …

Jessica Dos Santos (2019-02-01). Life in Besieged Venezuela. zcomm.org A young author presents intimate snapshots of ordinary life as it is lived by millions of Venezuelans during a grueling crisis fueled by deadly US sanctions and coup efforts…

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (2019-02-01). What Has Happened in Venezuela Is a Coup. zcomm.org Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. Now the US and rightwing regimes may seek an excuse to intervene in support…

Ben Dangl (2019-02-01). "The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis. counterpunch.org The Trump administrating is currently working to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in the name of freedom and democracy. Yet Washington's efforts will only lead to bloodshed and a worsening of the country's crisis and polarization. Just take a look at who is leading the coup efforts from Washington. US national security advisor John Bolton has More

Garikai Chengu (2019-02-01). Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela. counterpunch.org American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America's economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those More

RT News (2019-02-01). Maduro to Americans: You Are Bigger than Trump, Don't Let Him Start A 'Vietnam' War Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the people in the US to deter the Trump administration from putting boots on the ground in Venezuela, warning that any intervention would backfire leading to new Vietnam-like disaster. | In his first direct message …

Nick Pemberton (2019-02-01). What Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela. counterpunch.org Bernie Sanders, we hear, is interested in running for President in 2020. Bernie has once again shot himself in the foot before the starter's gun goes off. Sanders best known Trump-like statement was calling Venezuelan revolutionary President Hugo Chavez "a dead communist dictator." Now Sanders, while bucking the establishment on regime change in Venezuela, remains More

Alvaro Verzi Rangel (2019-02-01). The Chain of Command is Clear. Must Guaidó Go From Hero to Martyr? counterpunch.org The chain of command is clear: the Washington hawks rule, while Juan Guaidó and accomplices of the Lima Group go along, ready to share in the Venezuelan spoils. A deadly attack by social networks and hegemonic media is in progress aimed at creating a collective fantasy all about liberating a subjugated people. It calls for More

Pete Dolack (2019-02-01). Sorting Through the Lies about Venezuela. counterpunch.org Challenging United States hegemony is never an easy course. A county need not be socialist — it is enough to either voice aspirations toward socialism, or merely demonstrate a pattern of not doing as Washington dictates. So here we go again, this time with Venezuela. Ironically for a country that the corporate media insistently claims More

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-01). Trump and the "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) Crowd Embrace the Neocon Plan for Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Is it fair to call MAGA neocon lite, or possibly MAGAcons? | The fact so few of these establishment labeled "white nationalists" had nothing to say about Trump's illegal bombing of Syria, or the death toll from his war against ISIS, …

Robert Fantina (2019-02-01). Venezuela, the United States and Hypocrisy. counterpunch.org United States hypocrisy, thy name is legion. The number of examples of this are truly stunning, and this writer has commented on them more than once. He will take this opportunity to shine his spotlight on yet another one that is currently prominent in the news. In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro was elected president, in an More

Joyce Nelson (2019-02-01). Canada vs. Venezuela: The Background Gets Even Murkier. globalresearch.ca On January 26, Canadians learned the extent to which Canada's "quiet diplomacy" had helped Venezuela's Juan Guaido emerge to declare himself interim president on Jan. 23, in defiance of the elected president Nicolas Maduro. In a lengthy piece for …

Mark Weisbrot (2019-02-01). New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy" zcomm.org National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country…

Garry Leech (2019-02-01). I Declare Myself President of the United States of America. counterpunch.org I, Garry Leech, declare myself president of the United States of America. There I did it. I am now the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. "By what right?" you ask. By the right of the new democratic political process recently implemented in Venezuela and endorsed by the US government. This is how More

Nino Pagliccia (2019-02-01). Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have. counterpunch.org Would anybody reading this article want to appoint him/herself as prime minister of Canada in front of a friendly crowd? All you need to say is that you don't recognize the elected prime minister as legitimate. I asked that question to a crowd at a rally organized to affirm the sovereignty of Venezuela a few More

Brett Wilkins (2019-02-01). Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts. counterpunch.org Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump's special envoy to help "fully restore democracy and prosperity" to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal during More

Ben Dangl (2019-02-01). "The Worst Option is War" zcomm.org US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis…

Pete Dolack (2019-02-01). Sorting Through the Lies about Venezuela. zcomm.org U.S. governments and capitalists are hostile to any intent to become independent of the U.S. or to direct economic activity to benefit local people rather than maximizing the profits of U.S. multinational corporations…

Fight Back (2019-02-01). A week of U.S. war moves against Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – One week ago, on January 23, a new stage in the Bolivarian Revolution began. The U.S. government and its lackey regimes in Latin America, the so-called "Lima Group," broke international law and ignored the Venezuelan Constitution by declaring Juan Guaidó – leader of the far-right People's Will Party – the legitimate president of Venezuela, and pompously demanding Nicolás Maduro's resignation. | Defiant as always, millions of people across Venezuela came out in support of their revolution, condemning Guaidó as a usurper and an imperialist pawn. In an address to thousands of revolutionaries…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2019-02-01). The US Government's Love of Foreign Dictatorships. globalresearch.ca Lest anyone be tempted to believe that President Trump and other U.S. interventionists are intervening in Venezuela because of some purported concern for the Venezuelan people, let's start examining just a few examples that will bring a dose of reality …

Alan MacLeod (2019-02-01). The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees with Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca The latest bizarre episode in the Trump presidency is currently playing out in Venezuela. Just weeks after President Nicolás Maduro's inauguration, Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old head of the National Assembly—a man who has never even …

Jón Karl Stefánsson (2019-02-01). Dishonesty, Omissions and Lies in Reporting on the Venezuelan Economic Crisis. globalresearch.ca Since 2015 Venezuela has endured gruesome economic hardships. Inflation rates have spiraled out of control, and the public is facing a recession that is tearing the country apart. Now, Venezuelans not only face economic turmoil, but also direct military aggression. …

aljazeera (2019-02-01). Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates. aljazeera.com Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Trump adviser John Bolton admits Venezuela coup is for oil. greenleft.org.au In an interview with Fox News, United States National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted the US government was backing an illegal coup in Venezuela in order to control the South American nation's sizeable oil reserves. | "It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela," Bolton told Fox News on January 28. | In response, Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted: "Confession … @ AmbJohnBolton confirms that the COUP is about OIL.

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Australian activists say: to help Venezuela, lift sanctions and end intervention. greenleft.org.au Australian solidarity activists are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government to demand the United States lift its sanctions on Venezuela and rule out any military intervention in the South American country. | Federico Fuentes, co-author of Latin America's Turbulent Transitions and co-convenor of the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network, said: "It is well known that Venezuela is passing through the worst economic crisis in its history. | "While focus has been placed on falling international oil prices and economic mismanagement by the Nicolas Maduro government, little attention has been paid to…

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Asian left groups say 'hands off Venezuela'. greenleft.org.au The statement below was released by 15 left groups from the Asia-Pacific region on January 25. To add your organisation's name, email . | *** | We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the Donald Trump administration for its support for an on-going coup attempt in Venezuela. | The US administration under Donald Trump has declared its recognition for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as "interim president" in its latest coup attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. | Washington and its allies in…

stuart_m (2019-02-01). British Labour leaders oppose US coup in Venezuela. greenleft.org.au In a strikingly different stance to leaders of the Australian Labor Party, which has backed the Coalition government's support for the illegitimate coup "government" in Venezuela, several leading members of Britain's Labour Party have rejected the US attempt at regime change in the oil-rich South American nation. | "The far-right governments of Trump and Bolsonaro offer no hope to Venezuela or to the majority of people in Latin America," reads a January 28 letter published in The Guardian. It was signed by dozens of high-profile British people, including Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Shadow Home Secret…

Know History (2019-02-01). Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela. indybay.org Trump continues the illegal violence directed by the CIA and White House against Venezuela as the CIA has violated Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua etc since 1947, as our government has violated S and Central America since they achieved independence from Spain.

WSWS (2019-02-01). US escalates threats against Venezuela. wsws.org US officials have made no secret that control over Venezuelan oil, and its denial to Russia and China, are the driving force of the coup.

Revolution Books (2019-02-01). U.S. hands off Venezuela! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

DLI (2019-02-01). Corporate Media Abets U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. indybay.org After more than a year of hyping the so-called Russian meddling in U.S. politics(including dozens of articles screaming with sensational headlines followed by little more than mere allegations by US spy agencies), the mainstream corporate media has hypocritically switched to cheerleading the brazenly Imperialist bullying of Venezuela by Washington and its coalition of sycophantic Latin American regimes.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-01). Video: Venezuela, a Golpe by the US Deep State. globalresearch.ca The announcement by President Trump, which recognises Juan Guaidó as the "legitimate President" of Venezuela, was prepared in an underground control room within the Congress and the White House. | This was described in detail by the New York Times. …

stuart_m (2019-02-01). How Spain's 'socialist' government backs the US coup in Venezuela. greenleft.org.au On February 15, 2003, in the face of the looming US-led war against Iraq's Saddam Hussein, the Spanish state saw the biggest demonstrations in its history. Part of an immense worldwide anti-war outpouring, about 4 million people turned out. | Leaders of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) were among those at the head of these oceanic demonstrations, which directly targeted the conservative Spanish People's Party (PP) government of then-prime minister José María Aznar. | Aznar had previously backed the failed December 2002 US-backed coup against then-Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. He was an enthusiastic…

Ben Norton (2019-01-31). Internal US Gov't Document Outlines Program of 'Economic Warfare' on Venezuela. grayzoneproject.com An internal government document reveals tactics of "economic warfare" and "financial weapons" the US is using against Venezuela in the…

teleSUR (2019-01-31). Rumors About Venezuelan Armed Forces Recruiting Minors Refuted. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan authorities from different government branches denied that the armed forces are recruiting minors from schools, a rumor that is spreading on social media, and described the viral news as part of the smear campaign against the Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | The military chief of operations in the state of Mon…

teleSUR (2019-01-31). Three Hundred Social Leaders Band Together to Create Caucus. telesurenglish.net Three hundred social leaders will form the League for Democracy, a congressional caucus created in defense of the rights of rural communities, officials said Thursday. | RELATED: | Colombia Witnesses Murder of 17th Social Leader in 2019 | "It is an initiative that has roots in 80 municipalities of the country, which will represent communities that fight for water, the environment, the implementation of the Peace Agreement and human rights," said Ivan Cepeda, senator from Colombia.

teleSUR (2019-01-31). Opposition Protests Flop As Chavista Marches Surge. telesurenglish.net Protests called by self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido for Jan. 30 were much smaller and calmer than anticipated, and limited to the upper-class neighborhoods in the east of the capital of Caracas. Meanwhile, supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro came out to protest intervention by foreign actors. | RELATED | We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro | Guaido made an appearance at Central University Hospital where he was surrounded by just hundr…

Vanessa Beeley (2019-01-31). Civilians in Police Crosshairs as France Adopts Totalitarian Tactics to Squash Yellow Vests. mintpressnews.com The insanity of Macron supporting the "uprising" in Venezuela while sanctioning vicious reprisals against his own people at home is glaringly obvious to all but Macron and his backers.

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-01-31). Everyday Life in Besieged Venezuela: A Conversation with Jessica Dos Santos. venezuelanalysis.com A young author presents intimate snapshots of ordinary life as it is lived by millions of Venezuelans during a grueling crisis fueled by deadly US sanctions and coup efforts.

teleSUR (2019-01-31). 5 Facts Exposing Hypocrisy of Right-wing Gov'ts on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net After an attempted coup in Venezuela, countries led by right-wing governments like the United States, France, Brazil, etc. came forward in support of Juan Guaido who illegally declared himself as "interim president" of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | We Don't Want Another Vietnam War in Latin America: Maduro | teleSUR takes a look at the hypocrisy of five governments which have unfairly accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of various wrongdoings while turning a blind eye…

Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, CRBZ (2019-01-31). Opposing Imperial Aggression: A Democratic Front in Defense of National Sovereignty. venezuelanalysis.com The Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current examines the US-led coup attempts and what is to be done.

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, The Guardian (2019-01-31). What Has Happened in Venezuela Is a Coup. Trump's Denial Is Dangerous. venezuelanalysis.com Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. Now the US and rightwing regimes may seek an excuse to intervene in support.

ECSJPJV (2019-01-31). No Coup! No War! Hands off Venezuela! venezuelanalysis.com Eduardo Correa Senior and James Patrick Jordan examine the thread and military options that are on the table, and propose popular organization to defeat US interventionism in the Latin American nation.

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-31). An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario" globalresearch.ca While Guaido and his self-declared "government"(-in-waiting) are downplaying the prospects of a military invasion to topple Maduro, the reality is that such a scenario really isn't all that far-fetched and could even succeed in the event that only a limited …

OUHCFHR (2019-01-31). US Sanctions on Venezuela Harm Human Rights of Innocent People, UN Expert Warns. venezuelanalysis.com UN Special Rapporteur for sanctions Idriss Jazairy says that the United States' attempt to topple the Venezuelan government with an oil embargo is illegal and will have grave humanitarian consequences.

Eds. (2019-01-31). Russia denounces U.S. cynicism sanctioning Venezuelan PDVSA. mronline.org Russia denounced Tuesday the U.S. cynicism by announcing sanctions against the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA and excluding from that sanction U.S. companies operating in the South American nation. | Source

John Feffer (2019-01-31). Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro. commondreams.org Despite the hardships they face and the tenacity of their autocratic ruler, a majority of Venezuelans opposes foreign intervention. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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