Daily Archives: February 14, 2019

2019-02-14: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-02-14). Venezuela and disaster capitalism. mronline.org Reinaldo Iturriza examines the current situation in Venezuela, as the Bolivarian Revolution comes under attack from the same neoliberal forces that fuelled its rise. | Source

Whitney Webb (2019-02-14). US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions. globalresearch.ca The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country….

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-14). Let the Venezuelan People Decide. zcomm.org Enough Western Meddling and Interventions…

David William Pear (2019-02-14). Hands Off Venezuela: US, Canada Go Home! globalresearch.ca What is happening to Venezuela is a coup d'état and it has nothing to do with democracy, human rights, free and fair elections or international law. The US and Canada represent the antithesis of those values; defying the United Nations …

Arnold August (2019-02-14). The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan Achilles' Heel: "Not One Yanqui Soldier will enter Venezuela" globalresearch.ca After spending two days in Caracas on February 3 and 4, including a semi-private meeting with President Maduro, this is my basic impression. The situation in Caracas is the opposite of what is portrayed in the international corporate media in …

Paul Dobson (2019-02-14). Red Cross, UN Slam 'Politicised' USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The International Red Cross has declined to participate in Washington's controversial humanitarian aid plan to Venezuela, it was announced this weekend. | "We will not be participating in what is, for us, not humanitarian aid," stated Colombia's International Red Cross (ICRC) …

teleSUR (2019-02-14). Russia Warns That US 'Humanitarian Aid' Is A Blatant Sham. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that the United States 'humanitarian convoy' is a cover to prepare, from the Colombian town of Cucuta, a provocative act in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela | "Let us not be deceived, or deceive others. A provocation, including with casualties, is being prepared under the guise of a humanitarian convoy. And it is needed as a pretext for a forceful action from outside. An…

Prof Michael Hudson (2019-02-14). Venezuela as the Pivot for New Internationalism? globalresearch.ca Introduction | There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez's and Nicholas Maduro's reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely …

Telesur (2019-02-14). US Congress Rejects Trump's Warmongering, Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. | "I do worry about the …

teleSUR (2019-02-14). Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The Government of Cuba denounced Wednesday, through a statement, the escalation of pressures and actions of the U.S. Government in preparation for military action under the guise of humanitarian intervention in Venezuela, and called on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent consummation. | RELATED: | Actor Danny Glover: US Plays With The Money Of Venezuela | "Between Feb. 6 and 10, several military transport aircraft have been flying to the Rafael Miranda Airport…

teleSUR (2019-02-14). China Posts Solid EXIM Figures Ahead of Trade Talks With US. telesurenglish.net Chinese import-exports figures, for January, surpassed expectations, according to a Reuters report. The good fortune prefaces Thursday's trade talks with the United States in Beijing. | RELATED: | China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition, Slams Western Media "Fake News" Ethic | Dollar-denominated exports rose 9.1 percent from a ye…

Yves Engler (2019-02-14). Mainstream Media Boosts Trudeau's Popularity over Venezuela. globalresearch.ca US presidents have bombed or invaded places like Grenada, Panama, Iraq and Sudan to distract from domestic scandals or to gain a quick boost in popularity. But, do Canadian politicians also pursue regime change abroad to be cheered on by …

Canadian Intellectuals, Professionals, Artists (2019-02-14). Letter of Canadians Calling on the Government of Canada to Cease Its Illegal Attacks on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The purpose of this letter is to persuade the Government of Canada and all the Members of Parliament to reverse its counterproductive policy towards Venezuela, on the grounds that it contravenes international laws, is unethical, undemocratic and is against the …

Fred_F (2019-02-14). How Trump's attacks on Venezuela triggered a revolution in Haiti. greenleft.org.au Chaos reigned in Haiti for a seventh straight day on February 13, as people continue to rise up against President Jovenel MoàØse over his corruption, arrogance, false promises and straight-faced lies. | But the crisis will not be solved by MoàØse's departure, which appears imminent. | Today's revolution shows all the signs of being as profound and unstoppable as the one that took place 33 years ago against dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier and triggered five years of popular tumult. | Despite fierce repression, massacres, a bogus election and three coups d'état, the uprising culminated in the…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-14). Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide. therealnews.com Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota presented Elliott Abrams with uncomfortable facts about his past illegal activities and asked him whether he would pursue similar human rights violating policies against Venezuela as he did against Latin America in the 1980's

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-14). Venezuela's Foreign Minister: "Washington Hijacked Guaidó" therealnews.com In an exclusive interview with TRNN, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says Guaido has not accepted the Pope's offer to negotiate since he is being directed by Washington

WSWS (2019-02-14). Washington escalates military threats as Venezuela regime change falters. wsws.org The focus of the attempt to oust the Venezuelan government is a cynical charade over the delivery of USAID relief supplies across the country's borders.

Ben Norton (2019-02-13). Will you support genocide in Venezuela?: Congress member Ilhan Omar challenges notorious coup-monger Elliott Abrams. grayzoneproject.com US Congress member Ilhan Omar asked Trump's new Venezuela special envoy Elliott Abrams if he would oversee genocide and war…

teleSUR (2019-02-13). Child Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict Increased in 2018. telesurenglish.net During 2018, the armed conflict in Colombia has affected 213 children and young people, according to a report delivered Tuesday by an NGO to the Special Justice for Peace (JEP). | RELATED: | Colombian Oil Pipelines Victim to Illegal Tapping, Tampering | According to the analysis, between January and December 2018 a total of 331 armed actions were registered in the South American country. | Of the more than 300 cases, 117 corresponded to clashes and other military actions that did…

teleSUR (2019-02-13). Colombian Social Leaders Express Solidarity with Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Colombian social leaders filled the streets of Cali, Tuesday night, expressing solidarity with Venezuela against international pressure and giving support to President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | 5 Reasons Why Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC | Demonstrators expressed their support for the sovereignty of Venezuela and the Bolivarian Government, and demand respect for the "free self-determination of the Venezuelan people and their struggle to live in peace, rebuild their economy and continue to…

STAFF (2019-02-13). Danny Glover: The U.S. Redefines the Term 'Dictator' as It Sees Fit. truthdig.com The actor and activist dissects the Trump administration's meddling in Venezuela and our long history of interventionism in Latin America.

Fight Back (2019-02-13). La Crosse, WI says 'Hands off Venezuela!'. fightbacknews.org La Crosse, WI – The streets may have been cold, but hearts were warm with international solidarity on February 9 as activists in La Crosse voiced their opposition to U.S. intervention in Venezuela. | Chants heard at the rally included, "Hey hey, ho ho, who the heck is Juan Guaido? Hey hey, ho ho, you won't get rid of Maduro!" Signs read "Hands off Venezuela!" and "No blood for oil!" | "I think that being out here, especially in this weather, helps cement just how important of an issue this is," said attendee Elias Wall. "My hope is that at least a few people driving by will see our signs and perhaps rethink what…

commondreams (2019-02-13). Activists Arrested During Elliot Abrams Testimony in Congressional Hearing on Venezuela. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Joyce Nelson (2019-02-13). Canada vs. Venezuela: The Murky Background. counterpunch.org Following the closed-door, Feb. 4th meeting of the Lima Group in Ottawa, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland was holding a press conference to issue "the Ottawa Declaration for Venezuela" when suddenly protestors swarmed in front of her podium, unfurled a banner and began chanting "Hands off Venezuela!" As security guards removed the protestors, More

Michael Welton (2019-02-13). The Deep Hurt: Lessons From American Coups. counterpunch.org As the world watches aghast at another US and allies' attempt to engineer a coup in Venezuela, I would like to offer a few insights from Stephen Kinzer' provocative chapter, "The deep hurt," (pp. 227-250) in his book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire (2017). This remarkable More

Democracy Now! (2019-02-13). Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane with Possible CIA Ties. democracynow.org A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuelan…

Eds. (2019-02-13). Executive summary: The economic consequences of the boycott of Venezuela. mronline.org The international financial blockade imposed by the United States against Venezuela has caused the South American country to lose 350,000 million dollars in production of goods and services between 2013 and 2017, according to the research carried out by the Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitics Strategic Center (CELAG). | Source

Whitney Webb (2019-02-13). US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions. mintpressnews.com The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country.

teleSUR (2019-02-13). China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition. telesurenglish.net A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry condemned Western media for its coverage of the situation in Venezuela. | RELATED | Venezuela: Arreaza Slams Indifference of UN Members to US Coup | The Foreign Ministry of China rejected Wednesday information disseminated by The Wall Street Journal about Venezuela, describing it as "fake news". | The U.S. newspaper in a report Tuesday quoted alleged sources saying that Chinese diplomats held talks in Washington with the represent…

Adam Johnson (2019-02-13). MSNBC's 'Resistance' to Trump's Venezuela Coup Ranges from Silence to Support. commondreams.org Sen. Rubio: If Any Harm Comes to US Diplomats in Venezuela, the Consequences Will Be 'Swift and Decisive.' (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-02-13). US Congress Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup | "I do worry about the president's saber rattling, his hints that U.S. military intervention remains an option. I want to make clear to our witnesses and to anyone else watching: U.S. military interven…

Rebecca Hanson, Francisco S√°nchez (2019-02-13). Venezuela's Popular Sectors and the Future of a Country. commondreams.org Supporters of Juan Guaid√≥ walk past a mural of Sim√≥n Bol√≠var on their way to a rally in January 2019 in Caracas. (Photo: Rebecca Hanson) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Naomi LaChance (2019-02-13). Ilhan Omar Makes Convicted War Criminal Elliott Abrams Squirm. truthdig.com As forensic experts in El Salvador continue the 26-year effort to exhume the bodies of the victims of the December 1981 El Mozote massacre, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar grilled the Trump administration's Venezuela envoy, Elliott Abrams, on his role in human rights violations. | "I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful," Omar said during a House foreign affairs hearing on Venezuela on Wednesday. She was referencing the Iran-Contra scandal,…

Paul Dobson (2019-02-13). Guaido Sets Date for Attempted Aid Entry as UN Reiterates Call for Dialogue. venezuelanalysis.com Both the government and opposition forces plan to mobilise supporters in the border region.

Joe Emersberger (2019-02-13). Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President. zcomm.org Media doesn't let facts get in the way…

RT (2019-02-13). WATCH Ilhan Omar grill US Venezuela envoy on war crimes of previous US-backed coups. rt.com Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the subject of cheers and jeers as she raked special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams over the coals with questions about his role in Central American war crimes during the 80s.

stuart_m (2019-02-13). The US's Venezuela-Colombia border stunt exposed. greenleft.org.au The cameras are focused on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. Everything has been prepared to present it as a door about to give in. It is just a matter of waiting for the right day, according to some presidents and news headlines. | The narrative of "imminence" has been key since Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself president last month: the imminent fall of President Nicolás Maduro, imminent transition government and imminent resolution of all of Venezuela's problems. | The reality when you arrive at the border is different, particularly along what has been built up as the "cr…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-02-13). Rep. Ilhan Omar Applauded for Grilling Elliott Abrams Over Role in US-Backed Genocide, Massacres, and Death Squads in Latin America. commondreams.org Heated exchange called "particular must-watch for anyone who believes U.S. intervention in Venezuela is 'humanitarian.'" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-13). US Company That Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions. theantimedia.com (MPN) — The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country. Two executives at the company that chartered the U.S. plane that was caught smuggling weapons …

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-02-13). Venezuela's Maduro Denounces Warmongering by 'White Supremacist' Trump and His 'Gang of Extremists' Promoting Fascism Worldwide. commondreams.org Calling President Donald Trump a person who is "publicly and openly" a white supremacist and accusing the current U.S. government of being run by a racist "gang of extremists," Venezuelan President Nicol√°s Maduro called on the people and leaders of the world to speak out against foreign intervention and instead back efforts for the nation to solve its problems peacefully from within. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-02-13). 'Don't Listen to This War Criminal!': Peace Activists Arrested at Elliott Abrams Hearing on Venezuela. commondreams.org "Don't listen to this war criminal!" So declared CodePink peace activists on Wednesday, as Trump-appointed special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, before they were ushered out of the room and arrested. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Cherise (2019-02-13). Venezuela Accuses US of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane. truthout.org A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuel…

Paul Dobson (2019-02-12). Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela. mintpressnews.com USAID is an arm of the US State Department and has been involved in a number of scandals in recent years which have led to its expulsion from Russia for political meddling and Bolivia for conspiracy.

Claudio Katz (2019-02-12). Venezuela defines the future of the region. mronline.org The struggle for Venezuela will decide the destiny of Latin America, argues Claudio Katz. We must recognise global Right's hypocrisy in its attempts to topple Maduro. But it doesn't act alone: similar forces are alive inside a government that has failed to counteract economic collapse. | Source

Greg Palast — Truthout (2019-02-12). In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup. venezuelanalysis.com Greg Palast examines the relationship between racism and right-wing politics in the Latin American nation.

Eds. (2019-02-12). How the media manufactures consent for regime change in Venezuela. mronline.org Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in fomenting popular support for the regime change operation in Venezuela. | Source

Consortiumnews (2019-02-12). Regime Change Made in the USA. consortiumnews.com Trump's backing of Juan Guaidó's shadow government could weaken the opposition's longstanding support among the majority of Venezuelans, writes Steve Ellner. By Steve Ellner NACLA Since its outset, the Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela and radicalized its positions…. Read more →

Reinaldo Iturriza — Verso Blog (2019-02-12). Venezuela and Disaster Capitalism. venezuelanalysis.com Reinaldo Iturriza examines the current situation in Venezuela, as the Bolivarian Revolution comes under attack from the same neoliberal forces that fuelled its rise.

Anya Parampil (2019-02-12). Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country. grayzoneproject.com The Grayzone breaks the media blockade inside Venezuela, amplifying the voices of people ignored by the corporate media. By Anya…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-12). Danny Glover on the Conflict Over Venezuela. therealnews.com Actor and activist Danny Glover places the conflict over Venezuela in the context of a long history of US-led coups in Latin America

2019-02-14: Social Media Postees

US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country…. | The post US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-air-freight-company…

Let the Venezuelan People Decide
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2019-02-14
Enough Western Meddling and Interventions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/let-the-venezuelan…

Hands Off Venezuela: US, Canada Go Home!
David William Pear | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
What is happening to Venezuela is a coup d'état and it has nothing to do with democracy, human rights, free and fair elections or international law. The US and Canada represent the antithesis of those values; defying the United Nations … | The post Hands Off Venezuela: US, Canada Go Home! appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuela-us…

The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan Achilles' Heel: "Not One Yanqui Soldier will enter Venezuela"
Arnold August | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
After spending two days in Caracas on February 3 and 4, including a semi-private meeting with President Maduro, this is my basic impression. The situation in Caracas is the opposite of what is portrayed in the international corporate media in … | The post The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan Achilles' Heel: "Not One Yanqui Soldier will enter Venezuela" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/the-trump-trudeau-vene…

Red Cross, UN Slam 'Politicised' USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Venezuela
Paul Dobson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
The International Red Cross has declined to participate in Washington's controversial humanitarian aid plan to Venezuela, it was announced this weekend. | "We will not be participating in what is, for us, not humanitarian aid," stated Colombia's International Red Cross (ICRC) | … | The post Red Cross, UN Slam 'Politicised' USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/red-cross-un-slam-poli…

Russia Warns That US 'Humanitarian Aid' Is A Blatant Sham
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-14
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that the United States 'humanitarian convoy' is a cover to prepare, from the Colombian town of Cucuta, a provocative act in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela | "Let us not be deceived, or deceive others. A provocation, including with casualties, is being prepared under the guise of a humanitarian convoy. And it is needed as a pretext for a forceful action from outside. An…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Warns-Tha…

China Posts Solid EXIM Figures Ahead of Trade Talks With US
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-14
Chinese import-exports figures, for January, surpassed expectations, according to a Reuters report. The good fortune prefaces Thursday's trade talks with the United States in Beijing. | RELATED: | China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition, Slams Western Media "Fake News" Ethic | Dollar-denominated exports rose 9.1 percent from a ye…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Posts-Soli…

US Congress Rejects Trump's Warmongering, Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. | "I do worry about the … | The post US Congress Rejects Trump's Warmongering, Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-congress-rejects-tr…

Mainstream Media Boosts Trudeau's Popularity over Venezuela
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
US presidents have bombed or invaded places like Grenada, Panama, Iraq and Sudan to distract from domestic scandals or to gain a quick boost in popularity. But, do Canadian politicians also pursue regime change abroad to be cheered on by … | The post Mainstream Media Boosts Trudeau's Popularity over Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/mainstream-media-boost…

Letter of Canadians Calling on the Government of Canada to Cease Its Illegal Attacks on Venezuela
Canadian Intellectuals, Professionals, Artists | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
The purpose of this letter is to persuade the Government of Canada and all the Members of Parliament to reverse its counterproductive policy towards Venezuela, on the grounds that it contravenes international laws, is unethical, undemocratic and is against the … | The post Letter of Canadians Calling on the Government of Canada to Cease Its Illegal Attacks on Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/letter-of-canadians-ca…

Venezuela and disaster capitalism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-14
Reinaldo Iturriza examines the current situation in Venezuela, as the Bolivarian Revolution comes under attack from the same neoliberal forces that fuelled its rise. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/14/103353/

Venezuela as the Pivot for New Internationalism?
Prof Michael Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
Introduction | There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez's and Nicholas Maduro's reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely … | The post Venezuela as the Pivot for New Internationalism? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-as-the-pivot…

Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-14
The Government of Cuba denounced Wednesday, through a statement, the escalation of pressures and actions of the U.S. Government in preparation for military action under the guise of humanitarian intervention in Venezuela, and called on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent consummation. | RELATED: | Actor Danny Glover: US Plays With The Money Of Venezuela | "Between Feb. 6 and 10, several military transport aircraft have been flying to the Rafael Miranda Airport…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-US-Planes-F…

Washington escalates military threats as Venezuela regime change falters
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-14
The focus of the attempt to oust the Venezuelan government is a cynical charade over the delivery of USAID relief supplies across the country's borders.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/14/vene…

Venezuela's Foreign Minister: "Washington Hijacked Guaidó"
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-14
In an exclusive interview with TRNN, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says Guaido has not accepted the Pope's offer to negotiate since he is being directed by Washington | The post Venezuela's Foreign Minister: "Washington Hijacked Guaidó" appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelas-forei…

How Trump's attacks on Venezuela triggered a revolution in Haiti
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-14
Chaos reigned in Haiti for a seventh straight day on February 13, as people continue to rise up against President Jovenel MoàØse over his corruption, arrogance, false promises and straight-faced lies. | But the crisis will not be solved by MoàØse's departure, which appears imminent. | Today's revolution shows all the signs of being as profound and unstoppable as the one that took place 33 years ago against dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier and triggered five years of popular tumult. | Despite fierce repression, massacres, a bogus election and three coups d'état, the uprising culminated in the…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-trump-attacks-venezuela-triggered-revolution-haiti

Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-14
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota presented Elliott Abrams with uncomfortable facts about his past illegal activities and asked him whether he would pursue similar human rights violating policies against Venezuela as he did against Latin America in the 1980's | The post Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/rep-ilhan-omar-g…

Will you support genocide in Venezuela?: Congress member Ilhan Omar challenges notorious coup-monger Elliott Abrams
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-13
US Congress member Ilhan Omar asked Trump's new Venezuela special envoy Elliott Abrams if he would oversee genocide and war… | The post Will you support genocide in Venezuela?: Congress member Ilhan Omar challenges notorious coup-monger Elliott Abrams appeared first on The Grayzone.
grayzoneproject.com/2019/02/13/genocide-…

Child Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict Increased in 2018
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-13
During 2018, the armed conflict in Colombia has affected 213 children and young people, according to a report delivered Tuesday by an NGO to the Special Justice for Peace (JEP). | RELATED: | Colombian Oil Pipelines Victim to Illegal Tapping, Tampering | According to the analysis, between January and December 2018 a total of 331 armed actions were registered in the South American country. | Of the more than 300 cases, 117 corresponded to clashes and other military actions that did…
telesurenglish.net/news/Child-Victims-of…

Colombian Social Leaders Express Solidarity with Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-13
Colombian social leaders filled the streets of Cali, Tuesday night, expressing solidarity with Venezuela against international pressure and giving support to President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | 5 Reasons Why Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC | Demonstrators expressed their support for the sovereignty of Venezuela and the Bolivarian Government, and demand respect for the "free self-determination of the Venezuelan people and their struggle to live in peace, rebuild their economy and continue to…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Social…

Activists Arrested During Elliot Abrams Testimony in Congressional Hearing on Venezuela
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/02/13/act…

La Crosse, WI says 'Hands off Venezuela!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-13
La Crosse, WI – The streets may have been cold, but hearts were warm with international solidarity on February 9 as activists in La Crosse voiced their opposition to U.S. intervention in Venezuela. | Chants heard at the rally included, "Hey hey, ho ho, who the heck is Juan Guaido? Hey hey, ho ho, you won't get rid of Maduro!" Signs read "Hands off Venezuela!" and "No blood for oil!" | "I think that being out here, especially in this weather, helps cement just how important of an issue this is," said attendee Elias Wall. "My hope is that at least a few people driving by will see our signs and perhaps rethink what…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/13/la-cross…

Danny Glover: The U.S. Redefines the Term 'Dictator' as It Sees Fit
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-13
The actor and activist dissects the Trump administration's meddling in Venezuela and our long history of interventionism in Latin America. | The post Danny Glover: The U.S. Redefines the Term 'Dictator' as It Sees Fit appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/danny-glover-the-u…

Canada vs. Venezuela: The Murky Background
Joyce Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-13
Following the closed-door, Feb. 4th meeting of the Lima Group in Ottawa, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland was holding a press conference to issue "the Ottawa Declaration for Venezuela" when suddenly protestors swarmed in front of her podium, unfurled a banner and began chanting "Hands off Venezuela!" As security guards removed the protestors,…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/13/canada-vs-ve…

US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-13
The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country. | The post US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/us-company-that-smuggl…

The Deep Hurt: Lessons From American Coups
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-13
As the world watches aghast at another US and allies' attempt to engineer a coup in Venezuela, I would like to offer a few insights from Stephen Kinzer' provocative chapter, "The deep hurt," (pp. 227-250) in his book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire (2017). This remarkable…
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US Congress Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-13
Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup | "I do worry about the president's saber rattling, his hints that U.S. military intervention remains an option. I want to make clear to our witnesses and to anyone else watching: U.S. military interven…
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China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-13
A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry condemned Western media for its coverage of the situation in Venezuela. | RELATED | Venezuela: Arreaza Slams Indifference of UN Members to US Coup | The Foreign Ministry of China rejected Wednesday information disseminated by The Wall Street Journal about Venezuela, describing it as "fake news". | The U.S. newspaper in a report Tuesday quoted alleged sources saying that Chinese diplomats held talks in Washington with the represent…
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MSNBC's 'Resistance' to Trump's Venezuela Coup Ranges from Silence to Support
Adam Johnson | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
Sen. Rubio: If Any Harm Comes to US Diplomats in Venezuela, the Consequences Will Be 'Swift and Decisive.' (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela's Popular Sectors and the Future of a Country
Rebecca Hanson, Francisco S√°nchez | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
Supporters of Juan Guaid√≥ walk past a mural of Sim√≥n Bol√≠var on their way to a rally in January 2019 in Caracas. (Photo: Rebecca Hanson) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane with Possible CIA Ties
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-13
A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuelan…
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Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela's Elected President
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-02-13
Media doesn't let facts get in the way…
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Executive summary: The economic consequences of the boycott of Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-13
The international financial blockade imposed by the United States against Venezuela has caused the South American country to lose 350,000 million dollars in production of goods and services between 2013 and 2017, according to the research carried out by the Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitics Strategic Center (CELAG). | Source…
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Ilhan Omar Makes Convicted War Criminal Elliott Abrams Squirm
Naomi LaChance | truthdig.com | 2019-02-13
As forensic experts in El Salvador continue the 26-year effort to exhume the bodies of the victims of the December 1981 El Mozote massacre, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar grilled the Trump administration's Venezuela envoy, Elliott Abrams, on his role in human rights violations. | "I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful," Omar said during a House foreign affairs hearing on Venezuela on Wednesday. She was referencing the Iran-Contra scandal,…
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Guaido Sets Date for Attempted Aid Entry as UN Reiterates Call for Dialogue
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-13
Both the government and opposition forces plan to mobilise supporters in the border region.
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WATCH Ilhan Omar grill US Venezuela envoy on war crimes of previous US-backed coups
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-13
Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the subject of cheers and jeers as she raked special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams over the coals with questions about his role in Central American war crimes during the 80s. | …
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Venezuela Accuses US of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-13
A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuel…
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Applauded for Grilling Elliott Abrams Over Role in US-Backed Genocide, Massacres, and Death Squads in Latin America
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
Heated exchange called "particular must-watch for anyone who believes U.S. intervention in Venezuela is 'humanitarian.'" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela's Maduro Denounces Warmongering by 'White Supremacist' Trump and His 'Gang of Extremists' Promoting Fascism Worldwide
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
Calling President Donald Trump a person who is "publicly and openly" a white supremacist and accusing the current U.S. government of being run by a racist "gang of extremists," Venezuelan President Nicol√°s Maduro called on the people and leaders of the world to speak out against foreign intervention and instead back efforts for the nation to solve its problems peacefully from within. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The US's Venezuela-Colombia border stunt exposed
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-13
The cameras are focused on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. Everything has been prepared to present it as a door about to give in. It is just a matter of waiting for the right day, according to some presidents and news headlines. | The narrative of "imminence" has been key since Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself president last month: the imminent fall of President Nicolás Maduro, imminent transition government and imminent resolution of all of Venezuela's problems. | The reality when you arrive at the border is different, particularly along what has been built up as the "cr…
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'Don't Listen to This War Criminal!': Peace Activists Arrested at Elliott Abrams Hearing on Venezuela
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
"Don't listen to this war criminal!" So declared CodePink peace activists on Wednesday, as Trump-appointed special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, before they were ushered out of the room and arrested. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Company That Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA "Black Site" Renditions
Whitney Webb | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-13
(MPN) — The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent "outrage" voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro's refusal to allow U.S. "humanitarian aid" into the country. Two executives at the company that chartered the U.S. plane that was caught smuggling weapons …

US Company That Smuggled Weapons Into Venezuela Linked to CIA “Black Site” Renditions

In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup
Greg Palast — Truthout | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-12
Greg Palast examines the relationship between racism and right-wing politics in the Latin American nation.
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How the media manufactures consent for regime change in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-12
Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in fomenting popular support for the regime change operation in Venezuela. | Source…
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Venezuela defines the future of the region
Claudio Katz | mronline.org | 2019-02-12
The struggle for Venezuela will decide the destiny of Latin America, argues Claudio Katz. We must recognise global Right's hypocrisy in its attempts to topple Maduro. But it doesn't act alone: similar forces are alive inside a government that has failed to counteract economic collapse. | Source…
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Regime Change Made in the USA
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-12
Trump's backing of Juan Guaidó's shadow government could weaken the opposition's longstanding support among the majority of Venezuelans, writes Steve Ellner. By Steve Ellner NACLA Since its outset, the Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela and radicalized its positions…. Read more ?…
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Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela
Paul Dobson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-12
USAID is an arm of the US State Department and has been involved in a number of scandals in recent years which have led to its expulsion from Russia for political meddling and Bolivia for conspiracy. | The post Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country
Anya Parampil | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-12
The Grayzone breaks the media blockade inside Venezuela, amplifying the voices of people ignored by the corporate media. By Anya… | The post Venezuelans' message to the US: Hands off our country appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Venezuela and Disaster Capitalism
Reinaldo Iturriza — Verso Blog | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-12
Reinaldo Iturriza examines the current situation in Venezuela, as the Bolivarian Revolution comes under attack from the same neoliberal forces that fuelled its rise.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14319

Danny Glover on the Conflict Over Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-12
Actor and activist Danny Glover places the conflict over Venezuela in the context of a long history of US-led coups in Latin America | The post Danny Glover on the Conflict Over Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
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