Daily Archives: March 19, 2019

2019-03-19: News Headlines

Fight Back (2019-03-19). Venezuela coup supporters break into NYC Consulate. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – An emergency action was held at the Venezuelan Consulate in New York City, March 18, after news broke that supporters of the Venezuelan coup were let into Consulate by the State Department. One of the participants was live-tweeting the takeover, claiming that they "assumed control" of the Consulate. | A crowd of 30 people gathered in front of the Consulate, waving a Venezuelan flag and leading chants against the coup. Attendees attempted to go into the Consulate six times, and some hecklers trolled the action, but were quickly shouted down by the protesters. | The call was spread by No War on Venez…

teleSUR (2019-03-19). Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President'. telesurenglish.net Elliot Abrams went on record to say the Venezuelan National Assembly passed a resolution that essentially goes against the country's constitution. He says they voted for the 30-day term of the self-declared interim president, opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, to start once President Nicolas Maduro steps down. | RELATED | Russia, Iran: Dedicated to 'Internal Peace' in Venezuela | In a press conference that had reporters scratching their heads, Abrams, who is now United States special envoy…

Jorge Martín (2019-03-19). Who's to blame for the crisis in Venezuela? A response to Gabriel Hetland. mronline.org Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed. | Source

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-03-19). With Helms-Burton, U.S. out to freeze foreign investment in Cuba. peoplesworld.org Already embarked upon overthrowing Venezuela's socialist government, the Trump administration is now renewing its efforts to squash Cuba as well, and Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act is joining an arsenal of weapons employed by the U.S. in what Cubans regard as genocidal aggression. This is the latest addition to the U.S.' long record …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-19). ACLU: The U.S. Is Acting Like an Authoritarian Regime by Barring ICC Officials Probing War Crimes. democracynow.org The Trump administration has barred International Criminal Court investigators from entering the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the U.S. will start denying visas to members of the ICC who may be investigating alleged war crimes by the U.S. military in Afghanistan. In September, national security adviser John Bolton threatened U.S. sanctions against ICC judges if they continued to investigate alleged war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. A 2016 ICC report accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report…

Eva Bartlett (2019-03-19). Video: Caracas Streets and Store — Food Crisis? See for Yourself! globalresearch.ca I filmed these scenes on March 10, but until now have been too busy and also lacking good enough internet to upload. | My objective in filming is not to say there is no poverty in Venezuela, nor to imply there …

Reinaldo Iturriza — ROAR (2019-03-19). Giving a Voice to the Venezuelan People: An Interview with Reinaldo Iturriza. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan sociologist and former government minister Reinaldo Iturriza calls on the international left to place itself firmly on the side of Venezuela's popular struggles.

Jimmy Centeno (2019-03-19). Venezuela Beneath the Skin of Imperialism. counterpunch.org Twenty-Five minutes into the Mission Impossible film starring Tom Cruise, there's a scene of a high-jacked train. Amongst the high-jackers their conversation reveals an exquisite U.S. imperialistic Machiavellian monologue, past and present: "you are defined by who you hate" and "once you know who you hate, everything works." It is probably one of the most More

Nick Kampouris (2019-03-19). Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus' Heritage. globalresearch.ca Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the Turkish invaders committed on the beautiful Mediterranean island. | But less known is the continuous effort by …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-03-19). The US Is Pushing Lebanon into the Arms of Iran and Russia: US Sanctions Affect the Local Economy. globalresearch.ca Lebanon is expecting the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week at a time when the Lebanese economic-political map is being redrawn and while Lebanon is suffering its most serious economic downturnin recent history. | Reasons for the …

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuela Welcomes 90 Nationals Repatriated from Chile. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 13: 51Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The third flight of CONVIASA (Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services) with repatriated people from Chile arrived in Venezuela during a special day of the Return to the Homeland Plan.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Honduran Organizations Reject Meddling in Venezuela Internal Affairs. plenglish.com Tegucipalga, March 18 (Prensa Latina) On Monday, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) rejected any type of participation in Venezuela"s internal affairs, including a military intervention.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuela's President Calls for Overhauling the Gov't. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 00: 15Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s President Nicolas Maduro called on all Cabinet members to place their posts at the disposal of the Executive for a profound overhaul of methods and functioning of the government.

RT (2019-03-19). Borders should be 'respected,' says George W. Bush, ex-president who invaded & bombed 4+ nations. rt.com Borders are not imaginary lines and must be respected by all, former president George W. Bush has declared, apparently unaware of the numerous border-defying US bombings and invasions during his administration. Twitter remembers!

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuela to Work for Technological Autonomy, Constituent Says. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 10By Odette Diaz Fumero…

plenglish (2019-03-19). New Factors Favor Economic Stability in Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The participation of new factors in the Venezuelan economic sector favor the reduction of prices and the cessation of inflation in the nation, assured Monday businessman Orlando Camacho.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuelan Armed Force Starts Ana Karina Rote Military Drills. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) on Saturday began in a civic-military union the Ana Karina Rote drills to protect the energy system and water supplies in Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuela Attends OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is participating today in the 27th meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Joint Monitoring and Voluntary Adjustment of Crude Oil Production of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with headquarters in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Chavez Remains Inspiration for Revolutionaries, Maduro Says. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, as a latent inspiration for all revolutionaries.

plenglish (2019-03-19). National Mobilization in Colombia in Defense of Peace. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 12Bogota, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Sectors defending the Colombian Peace Agreement are mobilized on Monday in the country"s main cities in disagreement with the presidential objection to the statute law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).

plenglish (2019-03-19). Social Leader Murdered in Nariño, Southwest Colombia. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 14: 15Bogota, March 18 (Prensa Latina) Colombian authorities confirmed on Monday the assassination of social leader Argemiro Lopez, who has been in charge since April 2018 of the program of voluntary substitution of illicit crops in the department of Nariño.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuelan Opposition Must Desist from Violence, Atilio Boron Says. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition must desist from the violent strategy that currently causes so much damage to the people, Argentine sociologist and political scientist Atilio Boron said.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuela Is the Epicenter of a Regional Dispute, Lawmaker Says. plenglish.com Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The US charge against Venezuela is part of its offensive to control the region, the lawmaker from the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Fernando Rivero, said on Tuesday.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuelan Gov't Extends Suspension of Work and Classes. plenglish.com Caracas, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Labor and teaching activities were suspended from today for an additional 48 hours while the recovery and stabilization of the National Electric Service (SEN) are achieved, informed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Diaz-Canel Rejects Option to Assassinate Maduro Considered in US. plenglish.com Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday rejected some statements made by a retired US general who expressed the option of assassinating Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to impose a regime change on that country.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuelan Justice Opens New Investigation Against Guaido. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office opened Tuesday an investigation against the opposition MP Juan Guaido for his alleged complicity and participation in the continued sabotage of the national electricity system, reported Attorney General Tarek William Saab.

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuela's Working on Creating Its Own Tech Platform. plenglish.com Caracas, (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan economist Jose Rodriguez warned Wednesday that cyber sabotage to the National Electric System (SEN) could be applied to payment platforms, whose operations are supported in US headquarters' offices.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-03-19). Among Questions Raised by Pompeo's Faith-Based Only Press Call: 'How Many Muslim Reporters Invited?'. commondreams.org A secretive State Department briefing for faith-based reporters is raising questions among reporters about access and secrecy."Usually we see a transcript or at least know who was invited. Why not this time?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-19). Venezuela Tops CIA's Agenda for Brazil's President. therealnews.com On his first visit to the U.S., President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro eagerly receives his instructions from the CIA and Trump's foreign policy team. Alex Main of CEPR analyzes the visit…

Tyler Durden (2019-03-19). Toxic Chemical Inferno Threatens Houston as Black Plume Extends for Miles. theantimedia.com (ZH) — The petrochemical fire that has been raging out of control at an oil storage facility in Deer Park, Texas since Sunday is now impacting the greater Houston area by what's been described as a "plume of thick, black smoke [which] for a third day intensified overnight as pungent fumes pervaded neighborhoods more than 20 miles away," according to Bloomberg and local reports. …

plenglish (2019-03-19). Venezuela's Recovery of Electrical Grid Advances after Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's recovery of electrical grid gradually advances Monday with redoubled efforts to prioritize services such as medical care and water distribution in vulnerable areas.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-03-18). Solidarity isn't a slogan, it's a process: a conversation with Vijay Prashad. mronline.org In this exclusive interview, a prominent Indian intellectual examines how imperialism operates in our time and proposes specific forms of solidarity with Venezuela. | Source

Fight Back (2019-03-18). FRSO event on Marxist perspective of the U.S.-orchestrated coup attempt in Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On March 17, 50 people filled Mayday Books to hear Sean Orr, a Latin America solidarity activist, trade unionist, and member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), speak about the current crisis facing Venezuela. In a presentation entitled, "The U.S. Orchestrated Coup in Venezuela: A Marxist Perspective," Orr highlighted the leading role of the United States in the destabilization of Venezuela as well as its efforts to foment regime change. | The United States has attempted to interfere in the political and economic development of Venezuela in a major way since oil was discovered in the…

teleSUR (2019-03-18). Colombia: Indigenous and Campesino Protesters Call for Human Rights. telesurenglish.net The Indigenous and Campesino communities of Cauca in southwestern Colombia, have called on the country's authorities and human rights organizations to be alert for violence from the Mobile Anti-riot Squad (Esmad) of the National Police. | RELATED | Colombia: Indigenous Protest Enters 6th Day in Cauca | In a statement, the organizations participating in the minga (work group) for the Defense of Life, Territory, Democracy, Justice and Peace made a list of events that suggest a "possible int…

teleSUR (2019-03-18). UN Warns Massacres in Colombia Increased 164% in 2018: Report. telesurenglish.net The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Ohchr) presented its annual 2018 report regarding the situation of human rights in Colombia on March 14, especially marked by a considerable increase in the homicide rate and in the number of massacres perpetrated throughout the country. | RELATED: | Colombia: Indigenous and Campesino Protesters Call for Human Rights | The report is based on direct observation by the entity concerning human rights violatio…

Emile Schepers (2019-03-18). Venezuela recovers from power outage, but imperialist threats continue. peoplesworld.org Venezuela has now substantially recovered from the week long power outage that started on Thursday March 7 and kept millions in the dark for nearly a week. However, U.S. government attacks on Venezuela continue unabated, with the evident long term goal being to enable U.S. based petroleum companies to take control of the countries petroleum …

Paul Cochrane (2019-03-18). On the Ground in Venezuela vs. the Media Spectacle. counterpunch.org British photojournalist Alan Gignoux and Venezuelan journalist-filmmaker Carolina Graterol, both based in London, went to Venezuela for a month to shoot a documentary for a major global TV channel. They talked with journalist Paul Cochrane about the mainstream media's portrayal of Venezuela compared to their experiences on the ground. More

unitedEditor (2019-03-18). Venezuela: The Next Syria? uwidata.com Doomsday In Venezuela We're being led to believe it's all doom and gloom in Venezuela. The mainstream media is rapid-firing reports of a deepening humanitarian crisis. An evil dictator, Nicolas Maduro, is holding his country hostage from democracy, they say, while his people starve. Venezuelans are reportedly fleeing by the thousands while the government …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy. democracynow.org President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion" occurring on the southern border, signing his first presidential veto rejecting a resolution reversing his…

Mark Weisbrot (2019-03-18). The Reality Behind Trump's Venezuela Regime Change Coalition. counterpunch.org In the early 1970s, a handful of Sandinistas were in the mountains of Nicaragua fighting to overthrow the 40-year U.S.-backed, brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family. When a powerful volcanic eruption struck Nicaragua in 1971, Sandinista Omar Cabezas later recounted, they told the peasants whom they encountered that God was punishing them for not getting rid More

Misión Verdad (2019-03-18). Map (and Objectives) of the Irregular War on Energy in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The latest evidence gathered by the Venezuelan government and presented on Monday, March 11, to the Venezuelan population about the attack on the national electricity system, allows us to reconstruct the multidimensional nature of the attack that was unleashed in …

teleSUR (2019-03-18). Venezuela Denounces Unlawful Seizure of Diplomatic Assets in US. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Monday that the country's diplomatic premises in the United States have been forcibly seized by Washington-backed agents. | RELATED: | Russia Calls US Intervention in Venezuela 'Unacceptable' | "In a clear violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, our diplomatic buildings have been seized", said Arreaza in an official statement, adding that according to the 1961…

Zero Hedge (2019-03-18). Kept Secret for 17 Years: Intel Memo Warned Bush's Iraq Invasion to Create "Perfect Storm" globalresearch.ca A newly declassified US intelligence memo has been unearthed this week and featured in a bombshell Wall Street Journal report. It proves that the year prior to the Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq the White House was expressly warned …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-03-18). 'One of the World's Most Respected Intelligence Agencies': Bolsonaro's Bring-Your-Son-to-the-CIA Day. commondreams.org Nearly 55 years after the CIA backed a coup d'√©tat that overthrew Brazil's democratically-elected government, the nation's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro raised eyebrows on Monday with an unusual and unannounced trip to the U.S. spy agency's headquarters in Virginia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-03-18). Fire at Houston-Area Petrochemical Plant Rages as Company's History of Violations Gets Renewed Scrutiny. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-03-18). Marco Rubio gets crucified by Twitter after boldly reciting cliché Bible verse. rt.com Venezuela regime change aficionado Marco Rubio has unleashed torrents of Twitter mockery after smugly posting a Bible verse about the danger of seeking fault in others while ignoring your own defects. Reactions were predictable.

Consortiumnews (2019-03-17). VIDEO: Pro and Anti-Venezuela Coup Protestors Face Off in Front of White House. consortiumnews.com Demonstrators for and against regime change in Venezuela converged on the White House on Saturday and there were some angry scenes as D.C. mounted police took their positions in Lafayette Park. By Joe Lauria in Washington Special to Consortium News… Read more →

Jorge Martin, In Defence of Marxism (2019-03-17). Who's to Blame for the Crisis in Venezuela? A Response to Gabriel Hetland. venezuelanalysis.com Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed.

Julia Conley (2019-03-17). #HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill Demands Trump End Economic War & Regime Change Attempts. theantimedia.com (CD) — Denouncing the "strangling" of the Venezuelan economy via sanctions and demanding the Trump administration allow the South American country to determine its own fate, pro-democracy protesters marched through Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand, "Hands Off Venezuela!" The demonstration came seven weeks after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, rebuking President Nicolas …

RT (2019-03-17). Tank with carcinogenic chemical goes up in flames in Texas, residents urged to shut vents (VIDEO). rt.com A petrochemical storage facility has caught fire in Deer Park, Texas, sending thick plumes of potentially hazardous smoke into the air. Locals have been urged to seek shelter inside as firefighters struggle to contain the blaze.

2019-03-19: Social Media Postees

Venezuela coup supporters break into NYC Consulate
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-19
New York, NY – An emergency action was held at the Venezuelan Consulate in New York City, March 18, after news broke that supporters of the Venezuelan coup were let into Consulate by the State Department. One of the participants was live-tweeting the takeover, claiming that they "assumed control" of the Consulate. | A crowd of 30 people gathered in front of the Consulate, waving a Venezuelan flag and leading chants against the coup. Attendees attempted to go into the Consulate six times, and some hecklers trolled the action, but were quickly shouted down by the protesters. | The call was spread by No War on Venez…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/19/venezuela-co…

Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-19
Elliot Abrams went on record to say the Venezuelan National Assembly passed a resolution that essentially goes against the country's constitution. He says they voted for the 30-day term of the self-declared interim president, opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, to start once President Nicolas Maduro steps down. | RELATED | Russia, Iran: Dedicated to 'Internal Peace' in Venezuela | In a press conference that had reporters scratching their heads, Abrams, who is now United States special envoy…
telesurenglish.net/news/Video-Elliott-Ab…

Video: Caracas Streets and Store — Food Crisis? See for Yourself!
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
I filmed these scenes on March 10, but until now have been too busy and also lacking good enough internet to upload. | My objective in filming is not to say there is no poverty in Venezuela, nor to imply there …
globalresearch.ca/video-caracas-streets-…

Giving a Voice to the Venezuelan People: An Interview with Reinaldo Iturriza
Reinaldo Iturriza — ROAR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-19
Venezuelan sociologist and former government minister Reinaldo Iturriza calls on the international left to place itself firmly on the side of Venezuela's popular struggles.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14394

Venezuela Beneath the Skin of Imperialism
Jimmy Centeno | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
Twenty-Five minutes into the Mission Impossible film starring Tom Cruise, there's a scene of a high-jacked train. Amongst the high-jackers their conversation reveals an exquisite U.S. imperialistic Machiavellian monologue, past and present: "you are defined by who you hate" and "once you know who you hate, everything works." It is probably one of the most…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/19/venezuela-be…

With Helms-Burton, U.S. out to freeze foreign investment in Cuba
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-19
Already embarked upon overthrowing Venezuela's socialist government, the Trump administration is now renewing its efforts to squash Cuba as well, and Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act is joining an arsenal of weapons employed by the U.S. in what Cubans regard as genocidal aggression. This is the latest addition to the U.S.' long record …
peoplesworld.org/article/with-helms-burt…

Who's to blame for the crisis in Venezuela? A response to Gabriel Hetland
Jorge Martín | mronline.org | 2019-03-19
Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/19/whos-to-blame-fo…

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus' Heritage
Nick Kampouris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the Turkish invaders committed on the beautiful Mediterranean island. | But less known is the continuous effort by …
globalresearch.ca/turkish-occupation-con…

ACLU: The U.S. Is Acting Like an Authoritarian Regime by Barring ICC Officials Probing War Crimes
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-19
The Trump administration has barred International Criminal Court investigators from entering the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the U.S. will start denying visas to members of the ICC who may be investigating alleged war crimes by the U.S. military in Afghanistan. In September, national security adviser John Bolton threatened U.S. sanctions against ICC judges if they continued to investigate alleged war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. A 2016 ICC report accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/19/aclu_the_…

The US Is Pushing Lebanon into the Arms of Iran and Russia: US Sanctions Affect the Local Economy
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Lebanon is expecting the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week at a time when the Lebanese economic-political map is being redrawn and while Lebanon is suffering its most serious economic downturnin recent history. | Reasons for the …
globalresearch.ca/us-lebanon-iran-russia…

New Factors Favor Economic Stability in Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The participation of new factors in the Venezuelan economic sector favor the reduction of prices and the cessation of inflation in the nation, assured Monday businessman Orlando Camacho.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Justice Opens New Investigation Against Guaido
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office opened Tuesday an investigation against the opposition MP Juan Guaido for his alleged complicity and participation in the continued sabotage of the national electricity system, reported Attorney General Tarek William Saab.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela's Working on Creating Its Own Tech Platform
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan economist Jose Rodriguez warned Wednesday that cyber sabotage to the National Electric System (SEN) could be applied to payment platforms, whose operations are supported in US headquarters' offices.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Honduran Organizations Reject Meddling in Venezuela Internal Affairs
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Tegucipalga, March 18 (Prensa Latina) On Monday, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) rejected any type of participation in Venezuela"s internal affairs, including a military intervention.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Gov't Extends Suspension of Work and Classes
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Labor and teaching activities were suspended from today for an additional 48 hours while the recovery and stabilization of the National Electric Service (SEN) are achieved, informed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Armed Force Starts Ana Karina Rote Military Drills
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) on Saturday began in a civic-military union the Ana Karina Rote drills to protect the energy system and water supplies in Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Chavez Remains Inspiration for Revolutionaries, Maduro Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, as a latent inspiration for all revolutionaries.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Social Leader Murdered in Nariño, Southwest Colombia
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
18 de marzo de 2019, 14: 15Bogota, March 18 (Prensa Latina) Colombian authorities confirmed on Monday the assassination of social leader Argemiro Lopez, who has been in charge since April 2018 of the program of voluntary substitution of illicit crops in the department of Nariño.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

National Mobilization in Colombia in Defense of Peace
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 12Bogota, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Sectors defending the Colombian Peace Agreement are mobilized on Monday in the country"s main cities in disagreement with the presidential objection to the statute law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Opposition Must Desist from Violence, Atilio Boron Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition must desist from the violent strategy that currently causes so much damage to the people, Argentine sociologist and political scientist Atilio Boron said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Among Questions Raised by Pompeo's Faith-Based Only Press Call: 'How Many Muslim Reporters Invited?'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
A secretive State Department briefing for faith-based reporters is raising questions among reporters about access and secrecy."Usually we see a transcript or at least know who was invited. Why not this time?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/19/among-q…

Borders should be 'respected,' says George W. Bush, ex-president who invaded & bombed 4+ nations
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-19
Borders are not imaginary lines and must be respected by all, former president George W. Bush has declared, apparently unaware of the numerous border-defying US bombings and invasions during his administration. Twitter remembers! | …
rt.com/usa/454220-george-bush-borders-in…

Venezuela Welcomes 90 Nationals Repatriated from Chile
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
18 de marzo de 2019, 13: 51Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The third flight of CONVIASA (Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services) with repatriated people from Chile arrived in Venezuela during a special day of the Return to the Homeland Plan.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Tops CIA's Agenda for Brazil's President
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-19
On his first visit to the U.S., President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro eagerly receives his instructions from the CIA and Trump's foreign policy team. Alex Main of CEPR analyzes the visit…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-tops-c…

Venezuela Attends OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is participating today in the 27th meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Joint Monitoring and Voluntary Adjustment of Crude Oil Production of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with headquarters in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Diaz-Canel Rejects Option to Assassinate Maduro Considered in US
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday rejected some statements made by a retired US general who expressed the option of assassinating Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to impose a regime change on that country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela's President Calls for Overhauling the Gov't
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
18 de marzo de 2019, 00: 15Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s President Nicolas Maduro called on all Cabinet members to place their posts at the disposal of the Executive for a profound overhaul of methods and functioning of the government.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela's Recovery of Electrical Grid Advances after Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's recovery of electrical grid gradually advances Monday with redoubled efforts to prioritize services such as medical care and water distribution in vulnerable areas.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Is the Epicenter of a Regional Dispute, Lawmaker Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The US charge against Venezuela is part of its offensive to control the region, the lawmaker from the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Fernando Rivero, said on Tuesday.
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Venezuela to Work for Technological Autonomy, Constituent Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 10By Odette Diaz Fumero…
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Toxic Chemical Inferno Threatens Houston as Black Plume Extends for Miles
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-19
(ZH) — The petrochemical fire that has been raging out of control at an oil storage facility in Deer Park, Texas since Sunday is now impacting the greater Houston area by what's been described as a "plume of thick, black smoke [which] for a third day intensified overnight as pungent fumes pervaded neighborhoods more than 20 miles away," according to Bloomberg and local reports. …

Toxic Chemical Inferno Threatens Houston as Black Plume Extends for Miles

Solidarity isn't a slogan, it's a process: a conversation with Vijay Prashad
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2019-03-18
In this exclusive interview, a prominent Indian intellectual examines how imperialism operates in our time and proposes specific forms of solidarity with Venezuela. | Source…
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FRSO event on Marxist perspective of the U.S.-orchestrated coup attempt in Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-18
Minneapolis, MN – On March 17, 50 people filled Mayday Books to hear Sean Orr, a Latin America solidarity activist, trade unionist, and member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), speak about the current crisis facing Venezuela. In a presentation entitled, "The U.S. Orchestrated Coup in Venezuela: A Marxist Perspective," Orr highlighted the leading role of the United States in the destabilization of Venezuela as well as its efforts to foment regime change. | The United States has attempted to interfere in the political and economic development of Venezuela in a major way since oil was discovered in the…
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UN Warns Massacres in Colombia Increased 164% in 2018: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-18
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Ohchr) presented its annual 2018 report regarding the situation of human rights in Colombia on March 14, especially marked by a considerable increase in the homicide rate and in the number of massacres perpetrated throughout the country. | RELATED: | Colombia: Indigenous and Campesino Protesters Call for Human Rights | The report is based on direct observation by the entity concerning human rights violatio…
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Colombia: Indigenous and Campesino Protesters Call for Human Rights
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-18
The Indigenous and Campesino communities of Cauca in southwestern Colombia, have called on the country's authorities and human rights organizations to be alert for violence from the Mobile Anti-riot Squad (Esmad) of the National Police. | RELATED | Colombia: Indigenous Protest Enters 6th Day in Cauca | In a statement, the organizations participating in the minga (work group) for the Defense of Life, Territory, Democracy, Justice and Peace made a list of events that suggest a "possible int…
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The Reality Behind Trump's Venezuela Regime Change Coalition
Mark Weisbrot | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-18
In the early 1970s, a handful of Sandinistas were in the mountains of Nicaragua fighting to overthrow the 40-year U.S.-backed, brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family. When a powerful volcanic eruption struck Nicaragua in 1971, Sandinista Omar Cabezas later recounted, they told the peasants whom they encountered that God was punishing them for not getting rid…
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Venezuela Denounces Unlawful Seizure of Diplomatic Assets in US
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-18
The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Monday that the country's diplomatic premises in the United States have been forcibly seized by Washington-backed agents. | RELATED: | Russia Calls US Intervention in Venezuela 'Unacceptable' | "In a clear violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, our diplomatic buildings have been seized", said Arreaza in an official statement, adding that according to the 1961…
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Venezuela recovers from power outage, but imperialist threats continue
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-18
Venezuela has now substantially recovered from the week long power outage that started on Thursday March 7 and kept millions in the dark for nearly a week. However, U.S. government attacks on Venezuela continue unabated, with the evident long term goal being to enable U.S. based petroleum companies to take control of the countries petroleum …
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On the Ground in Venezuela vs. the Media Spectacle
Paul Cochrane | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-18
British photojournalist Alan Gignoux and Venezuelan journalist-filmmaker Carolina Graterol, both based in London, went to Venezuela for a month to shoot a documentary for a major global TV channel. They talked with journalist Paul Cochrane about the mainstream media's portrayal of Venezuela compared to their experiences on the ground.
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Map (and Objectives) of the Irregular War on Energy in Venezuela
Misión Verdad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
The latest evidence gathered by the Venezuelan government and presented on Monday, March 11, to the Venezuelan population about the attack on the national electricity system, allows us to reconstruct the multidimensional nature of the attack that was unleashed in …
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Venezuela: The Next Syria?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-18
Doomsday In Venezuela We're being led to believe it's all doom and gloom in Venezuela. The mainstream media is rapid-firing reports of a deepening humanitarian crisis. An evil dictator, Nicolas Maduro, is holding his country hostage from democracy, they say, while his people starve. Venezuelans are reportedly fleeing by the thousands while the government …
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Kept Secret for 17 Years: Intel Memo Warned Bush's Iraq Invasion to Create "Perfect Storm"
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
A newly declassified US intelligence memo has been unearthed this week and featured in a bombshell Wall Street Journal report. It proves that the year prior to the Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq the White House was expressly warned …
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Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-18
President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion" occurring on the southern border, signing his first presidential veto rejecting a resolution reversing his…
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Fire at Houston-Area Petrochemical Plant Rages as Company's History of Violations Gets Renewed Scrutiny
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
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Marco Rubio gets crucified by Twitter after boldly reciting cliché Bible verse
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-18
Venezuela regime change aficionado Marco Rubio has unleashed torrents of Twitter mockery after smugly posting a Bible verse about the danger of seeking fault in others while ignoring your own defects. Reactions were predictable. | …
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'One of the World's Most Respected Intelligence Agencies': Bolsonaro's Bring-Your-Son-to-the-CIA Day
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
Nearly 55 years after the CIA backed a coup d'√©tat that overthrew Brazil's democratically-elected government, the nation's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro raised eyebrows on Monday with an unusual and unannounced trip to the U.S. spy agency's headquarters in Virginia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela coup leader's oil plans revealed: Guaidó hopes to privatize state-controlled industry
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2019-03-17
U.S.-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela's oil industry and open up the oil-rich country to foreign corporations, Reuters reported. | Source…
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VIDEO: Pro and Anti-Venezuela Coup Protestors Face Off in Front of White House
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-17
Demonstrators for and against regime change in Venezuela converged on the White House on Saturday and there were some angry scenes as D.C. mounted police took their positions in Lafayette Park. By Joe Lauria in Washington Special to Consortium News… Read more ?…
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Who's to Blame for the Crisis in Venezuela? A Response to Gabriel Hetland
Jorge Martin, In Defence of Marxism | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-17
Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed.
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#HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill Demands Trump End Economic War & Regime Change Attempts
Julia Conley | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-17
(CD) — Denouncing the "strangling" of the Venezuelan economy via sanctions and demanding the Trump administration allow the South American country to determine its own fate, pro-democracy protesters marched through Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand, "Hands Off Venezuela!" The demonstration came seven weeks after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, rebuking President Nicolas …

#HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill Demands Trump End Economic War & Regime Change Attempts