Daily Archives: April 16, 2019

2019-04-16: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-16). The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade. globalresearch.ca Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".

Max Blumenthal (2019-04-16). Asesores de Trump se reúnen en Washington para evaluar ataque militar contra Venezuela. thegrayzone.com EXCLUSIVA: Alejado de la mirada pública, el CSIS presidió reunión de alto nivel, y off the record, para explorar opciones…

Max Blumenthal (2019-04-16). US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting. globalresearch.ca EXCLUSIVE: Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record meeting to explore US military options against Venezuela. | *** | The Washington, DC-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International

Consortiumnews (2019-04-16). PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump & the Bolton-Pompeo Axis. consortiumnews.com Patrick Lawrence eyes the U.S. president's difficulties with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton as he tries to resume peace talks with Pyongyang. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Moon Jae-in's Oval Office meeting… Read more →

Erica Jung (2019-04-16). Africa as Colonial as Ever: US "New Africa Strategy" Old Oil in New Bottles. mintpressnews.com Months after U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the "New Africa Strategy" at the Heritage Foundation, the US' new policy has killed civilians, exploited Africa's resources and used the continent as a battleground for provoking tensions with Russia and China.

Eds. (2019-04-16). A chronicle to define what collectives are in Venezuela. mronline.org The first time I saw a collective in action and what it's capable of, I was just a little kid. I'd been, about nine, maybe ten. That takes us back to 1969, in the hills of Los Frailes in Catia, in the upper part of the Macayapa neighbourhood, at the foot of the Waraira Repano. | Source

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-16). Mike Pompeo Continues Venezuela Regime Change Tour — Vows to 'Tighten Noose'. mintpressnews.com UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has criticized the use of sanctions to promote regime change, while former UN Expert Alfred de Zayas likened sanctions to "medieval sieges," meant to bring countries "to their knees."

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-16). Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela? What Crisis? globalresearch.ca Will the Trump regime order military action against Venezuela on the phony pretexts of humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect (R2P)? | Though highly unlikely, we've seen it many times before — "humanitarian" naked aggression, raping and destroying nations for their …

Robert Koehler (2019-04-16). War Crimes and National Security. counterpunch.org How dare she question the sanctity of American militarism? As national security adviser John Bolton declared last fall, the International Criminal Court constitutes "an assault on the constitutional rights of the American people and the sovereignty of the United States." That's you and me that Bolton is speaking about, and the recent revocation of ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's visa — More

teleSUR (2019-04-16). Venezuela to Inform Int'l Authorities of US Planned Invasion. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will raise the issue of the U.S. planned invasion of the Bolivarian Republic with the international authorities, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Monday. | RELATED: | Russia To Help Venezuela Probe Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid | Arreaza stated that the findings made by the journalists from The Grayzone revealed the U.S. planned military invasion of Venezuela. | "We will inform the relevant international political and judicial authorities of this se…

teleSUR (2019-04-16). 'Great Housing Project' Has Benefited 12 Million Venezuelans. telesurenglish.net The Housing Project implemented by the Venezuelan government benefits more than 12 million of Venezuelan, said the Minister for Housing and Habitat, Ildemaro Villarroel Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela to Raise Issue of US Planned Invasion with International Authorities: Arreaza | The Minister added that almost three million homes were built since the housing program was launched in 2011. Villarroel pointed out that 37.4 percent of the houses were made wit…

teleSUR (2019-04-16). Cuba Working Tirelessly for Return of Two Kidnapped Doctors. telesurenglish.net President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Sunday his administration is working tirelessly for the return of the Cuban two doctors who were kidnapped in Kenya on April 12. | RELATED: | Kenya Moves All Cuban Doctors Away From Border After Abductions | "Cuba tirelessly strives for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya," Diaz…

Alan Freeman — Canadian Dimension (2019-04-16). The Latin American Left's Setbacks: What Does It All Mean? venezuelanalysis.com Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region.

teleSUR (2019-04-16). 90 Venezuelans Back Home Thanks to Return to Homeland Plan. telesurenglish.net At least 90 Venezuelans who were in Argentina returned home through the "Return to Homeland Plan," reported Jorge Arreaza the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Venezuela on his Twitter account. | RELATED: | Medical Aid Lands in Venezuela as Part of Red Cross-UN Mission | The group of Venezuelans took a flight from Uruguay to Venezuela after the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri denied flight permits for Venezuelans to return to their country. | Arreaza tweeted of the successf…

teleSUR (2019-04-16). Red Cross Medical Aid Lands in Venezuela After Deal with Gov't. telesurenglish.net At least 24 tons of medical supplies arrived in Venezuela Tuesday as part of the first humanitarian technical shipment from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Associations. | The supplies were received by the Minister of Health Carlos Alvarado at the International Airport of Maiquetía "Simón Bolívar", located in the state of Vargas. | The Venezuelan minister said: "this aid contains 14 power plants with 14 transformers, as well as material for the workers of the Venezuelan Red Cross." | He also asserted that medical products will be distributed to the eight hospitals and more than 30…

John McEvoy (2019-04-16). What I saw in Venezuela revealed a horrifying gap between reporting and reality. thecanary.co This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. Imagine you're taken to Venezuela, but you're never told where you're going … | Read more What I saw in Venezuela revealed a horrifying gap between reporting and reality | By John McEvoy

teleSUR (2019-04-16). Venezuela Rejects 'Illegal' Sanctions by Canada. telesurenglish.net The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza firmly condemned Canada's illegal decision to impose sanctions against 43 individuals of Venezuela and highlighted that those economic measures were contrary to international law. | RELATED: | Venezuela Foreign Minister Accuses US of Open Coup Attempt | "The government of Canada has taken off the…

teleSUR (2019-04-16). Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants. telesurenglish.net Colombian Senator Victoria Sandino is demanding the government give urgent attention to the murders of ex-combatants of the demobilized Marxist guerrilla group, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) "who have reached their limit," after the Monday murder of a seven-month-old boy and son of a former militant. | RELATED: | Colombia: 7-Months-Old Baby of Ex-FARC Member Killed in Ambush | "To the father and mother of the child our message is of solidarity. But to the governm…

teleSUR (2019-04-16). China Seizes 2,748 Elephant Tusks in Major Operation. telesurenglish.net The Chinese authorities seized 2,748 elephant tusks, which is equivalent to 7.5 tonnes of ivory, during a large-scale operation to crack down on the sale of illegal wildlife products. | RELATED: | 'Pompeo has Lost His Mind': Chinese Ambassador to Chile | The operation was led by their customs officers and police in six provinces across China, the General Administration of Customs said in a recent statement | "This case represents the largest amount of elephant tusks seized in a single c…

teleSUR (2019-04-16). India's Top Court To View Appeal Allowing Women Into Mosques. telesurenglish.net India's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship. | ANALYSIS: | 'Soul of India at Stake': Why Progressives Want Modi Out | Women are not allowed inside most mosques in India although a few have separate entrances for women to go into segregated areas. | The petitioners, Yasmeen Peerzade and her husband Zuber Peerzade, said that…

plenglish (2019-04-16). Venezuela Strengthens Peace Diplomacy Despite Coup Plans. plenglish.com 16 de abril de 2019, 09: 51Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has strengthened diplomacy for peace despite coup and interventionist plans that have emerged in the region led by the United States against Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-04-16). Cuba Reaffirms Medical Collaboration with Venezuela. plenglish.com Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health collaborators reaffirmed their commitment to the Venezuelan people on celebrating this Tuesday the 16th anniversary of the Barrio Adentro program in that nation.

Jason Ditz (2019-04-16). Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Under the orders of John Bolton, the Pentagon is busily developing new military options for Venezuela, both for the imposition of regime change, and more specifically for trying to deter either Russia or China from doing anything to help President Maduro. While officials continue to insist "all options are on the table," Pentagon officials say that they …

plenglish (2019-04-16). Venezuela Celebrates Foundation of Barrio Adentro Mission. plenglish.com 16 de abril de 2019, 16: 06Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro assured the Venezuelan people celebrate this Tuesday the 16th anniversary of the miracle called Barrio Adentro Mission, a medical-community program supported by Cuban doctors.

plenglish (2019-04-16). Venezuela to Denounce US, Colombia Illegal Trade Practices before WTO. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will request an Arbitration Forum from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to protest the illegal commercial practices of the United States and Colombia.

plenglish (2019-04-16). Brazil Confirms Official Withdrawal from Unasur. plenglish.com Brasilia, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Brazil confirmed its official withdrawal from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), a decision that was already adopted by Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia, according to a communiqué from the Foreign Ministry, quoted by local media on Tuesday.

plenglish (2019-04-16). Venezuela Strengthens Peace Diplomacy Despite Coup Plans. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has strengthened diplomacy for peace despite coup and interventionist plans that have emerged in the region led by the United States against Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-04-16). Colombia Seizes 192 Tons of Drugs this Year. plenglish.com Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 192 tons of drugs have been seized in Colombia so far this year, local authorities confirmed Tuesday.

plenglish (2019-04-16). United Nations Decries Military Attack on Libyan Capital. plenglish.com Cairo, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has condemned on Tuesday threats poised by a warring force led Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar against the Presidential Council (PC), which look more like a coup d"état than a counter-terrorism operation.

Max Blumenthal (2019-04-15). VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games. thegrayzone.com The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations…

Eds. (2019-04-15). Defiant resistance: the Venezuelan crises and the possibility of another world. mronline.org Bob Dylan once said, "Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late." February 23rd, 2019, was the day that Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, had "authorized" "humanitarian aid" to enter Venezuela, an attempt to force the Maduro government, and thus the Venezuelan people, to their knees. | Source

Marco Teruggi (2019-04-15). Venezuelan right wing runs out of cards to play. workers.org This article was published on April 12 on pagina12.com.ar. Translation by Michael Otto. For the third time since January, the United States has convened a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the issue of Venezuela. The goal this time was to get Juan Guaidó recognized as the . . . | Continue reading Venezuelan right wing runs out of cards to play at Workers.org

Kei Pritsker (2019-04-15). Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com Think about who gets rich off of the Venezuela regime-change agenda. It's the same people that said we had to invade Iraq in order to prevent nuclear apocalypse. It's the same people who said the world would stop turning on its axis if we didn't carpet bomb Libya and Syria.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-15). Venezuela: Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to 'Tighten Noose'. venezuelanalysis.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Lima Group have pledged more sanctions against Venezuela.

Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly (2019-04-15). Who Are Venezuela's Colectivos? venezuelanalysis.com Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes recently visited Venezuela, and offers his account on the famed "colectivos" who are so demonized by the mainstream press.

John McEvoy (2019-04-15). Documents show US and Latin American officials secretly planned military attack on Venezuela. thecanary.co According to documents revealed by the Grayzone, Washington-based right-wing thinktank the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a secret meeting with top … | Read more Documents show US and Latin American officials secretly planned military attack on Venezuela | By John McEvoy

Greg Kaufmann (2019-04-15). The Plan to Save Our Economy. thenation.com The Plan to Save Our Economy…

Jason Ditz (2019-04-15). Trump Administration Mulls Attacking Venezuela. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Wednesday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an "off-the-record" event during which a number of President Trump's highest ranking advisers discussed the possibility of a US military attack on Venezuela. This included a number of State Department and National Security Council officials, along with officials dispatched from Colombian and Brazilian embassies. Representatives …

Eoin Higgins (2019-04-15). Attendees of Secret Meeting for 'US Military Assault' on Venezuela Revealed. theantimedia.com (CD) — A group dedicated to regime change in Venezuela held a secret meeting on overthrowing the country's government last week, according to reporting from The Grayzone Project. Journalist Max Blumenthal on Sunday revealed a list of meeting attendees he obtained over the weekend from a source. Exclusive: DC's @CSIS hosted a who's who of Trump Latin America advisors for …

Max Blumenthal (2019-04-14). US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting. thegrayzone.com EXCLUSIVE: Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record…

Claudia Andrade (2019-04-13). Por qué las mujeres defienden la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela. liberationnews.org "Los dolores del mundo son más grandes para las mujeres … y aún más grandes para las mujeres de la clase popular, de la clase más pobre" dijo Hugo Chávez en un discurso en 2012.

United Nations (2019-04-12). Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya. un.org Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.

Eds. (2019-04-12). Venezuela confronts fabricated chaos. mronline.org Against all imperialist logic, the Venezuelan people refuse to be subjugated. | Source

STAFF (2019-04-12). Sudan's President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him. therealnews.com Prof. Khalid Ahmed says that what looks like a military coup against Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir is actually of the president's own making, to defuse the growing movement and ICC indictment against him…

ROAR Collective (2019-04-12). Can the Bolivarian Revolution Survive the Venezuelan Crisis? venezuelanalysis.com Creating the space for and allowing the Bolivarian Revolution to flourish is perhaps the most important achievement of Venezuela's Chavista government — but can it survive the current crisis? Dario Azzellini, George Ciccarello-Maher and VA's Cira Pascual Marquina opine in this abridged ROAR compendium.

Marco Teruggi, Pagina 12 (2019-04-12). Is the U.S. Prepared to Accept a Defeat in Venezuela? venezuelanalysis.com Analyst Marco Teruggi takes stock of the US-backed coup attempt and discusses what comes next.

susan_p (2019-04-12). Who are Venezuela's colectivos? greenleft.org.au The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela's colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. | As we walked around the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas, an announcement came through Cucaracho's walkie talkie: "We are in a war and the main target of this offensive is the popular movements, the colectivos. This is no coincidence: they know the colectivos are their main obstacle and 23 de Enero is the tip of the iceberg." | Cucaracho — "that's what they call me" — is a member of the…

Alan MacLeod (2019-04-11). Dictator: Media Code for 'Government We Don't Like'. fair.org by Alan MacLeod Most dictatorships in the world are supported by the United States (Truthout, 9/23/17)—but this isn't true of most governments described by US media as "dictatorships." | Let's start with a quiz: Quick! Name some dictators! | I'm willing to bet most of you responded with just a few of the same names: Assad, Putin, Castro, Kim Jong-un, Gaddafi, Maduro. This is not because they are the only dictators in the world (far from it), or that all of them even necessarily qualify for the…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-11). US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds. venezuelanalysis.com Diplomatic battles rage on at international bodies such as the UNSC, the OAS and the IMF.

Anya Parampil (2019-04-10). OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid. thegrayzone.com In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…

2019-04-16: Social Media Postees

The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".
globalresearch.ca/the-spoils-of-war-afgh…

US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
EXCLUSIVE: Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record meeting to explore US military options against Venezuela. | *** | The Washington, DC-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International …
globalresearch.ca/us-military-attack-ven…

Asesores de Trump se reúnen en Washington para evaluar ataque militar contra Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-16
EXCLUSIVA: Alejado de la mirada pública, el CSIS presidió reunión de alto nivel, y off the record, para explorar opciones…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/16/trump-csis-re…

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump & the Bolton-Pompeo Axis
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
Patrick Lawrence eyes the U.S. president's difficulties with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton as he tries to resume peace talks with Pyongyang. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Moon Jae-in's Oval Office meeting… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/16/patrick-la…

Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela? What Crisis?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Will the Trump regime order military action against Venezuela on the phony pretexts of humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect (R2P)? | Though highly unlikely, we've seen it many times before — "humanitarian" naked aggression, raping and destroying nations for their …
globalresearch.ca/humanitarian-crisis-ve…

Africa as Colonial as Ever: US "New Africa Strategy" Old Oil in New Bottles
Erica Jung | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-16
Months after U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the "New Africa Strategy" at the Heritage Foundation, the US' new policy has killed civilians, exploited Africa's resources and used the continent as a battleground for provoking tensions with Russia and China.
mintpressnews.com/us-new-africa-strategy…

War Crimes and National Security
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
How dare she question the sanctity of American militarism? As national security adviser John Bolton declared last fall, the International Criminal Court constitutes "an assault on the constitutional rights of the American people and the sovereignty of the United States." That's you and me that Bolton is speaking about, and the recent revocation of ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's visa –…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/16/war-crimes-a…

'Great Housing Project' Has Benefited 12 Million Venezuelans
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
The Housing Project implemented by the Venezuelan government benefits more than 12 million of Venezuelan, said the Minister for Housing and Habitat, Ildemaro Villarroel Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela to Raise Issue of US Planned Invasion with International Authorities: Arreaza | The Minister added that almost three million homes were built since the housing program was launched in 2011. Villarroel pointed out that 37.4 percent of the houses were made wit…
telesurenglish.net/news/Great-Housing-Pr…

Venezuela to Inform Int'l Authorities of US Planned Invasion
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
Venezuela will raise the issue of the U.S. planned invasion of the Bolivarian Republic with the international authorities, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Monday. | RELATED: | Russia To Help Venezuela Probe Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid | Arreaza stated that the findings made by the journalists from The Grayzone revealed the U.S. planned military invasion of Venezuela. | "We will inform the relevant international political and judicial authorities of this se…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-to-Rai…

A chronicle to define what collectives are in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-16
The first time I saw a collective in action and what it's capable of, I was just a little kid. I'd been, about nine, maybe ten. That takes us back to 1969, in the hills of Los Frailes in Catia, in the upper part of the Macayapa neighbourhood, at the foot of the Waraira Repano. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/16/a-chronicle-to-d…

90 Venezuelans Back Home Thanks to Return to Homeland Plan
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
At least 90 Venezuelans who were in Argentina returned home through the "Return to Homeland Plan," reported Jorge Arreaza the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Venezuela on his Twitter account. | RELATED: | Medical Aid Lands in Venezuela as Part of Red Cross-UN Mission | The group of Venezuelans took a flight from Uruguay to Venezuela after the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri denied flight permits for Venezuelans to return to their country. | Arreaza tweeted of the successf…
telesurenglish.net/news/90-Venezuelans-B…

The Latin American Left's Setbacks: What Does It All Mean?
Alan Freeman — Canadian Dimension | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-16
Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14432

What I saw in Venezuela revealed a horrifying gap between reporting and reality
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. Imagine you're taken to Venezuela, but you're never told where you're going … | Read more What I saw in Venezuela revealed a horrifying gap between reporting and reality | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/16/what-i-saw-in-venezuela-revealed-a-horrifying-gap-between-reporting-and-reality/

Venezuela Rejects 'Illegal' Sanctions by Canada
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza firmly condemned Canada's illegal decision to impose sanctions against 43 individuals of Venezuela and highlighted that those economic measures were contrary to international law. | RELATED: | Venezuela Foreign Minister Accuses US of Open Coup Attempt | "The government of Canada has taken off the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Reject…

Red Cross Medical Aid Lands in Venezuela After Deal with Gov't
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
At least 24 tons of medical supplies arrived in Venezuela Tuesday as part of the first humanitarian technical shipment from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Associations. | The supplies were received by the Minister of Health Carlos Alvarado at the International Airport of Maiquetía "Simón Bolívar", located in the state of Vargas. | The Venezuelan minister said: "this aid contains 14 power plants with 14 transformers, as well as material for the workers of the Venezuelan Red Cross." | He also asserted that medical products will be distributed to the eight hospitals and more than 30…
telesurenglish.net/news/Red-Cross-Medica…

Mike Pompeo Continues Venezuela Regime Change Tour — Vows to 'Tighten Noose'
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-16
UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has criticized the use of sanctions to promote regime change, while former UN Expert Alfred de Zayas likened sanctions to "medieval sieges," meant to bring countries "to their knees."
mintpressnews.com/canada-imposes-fresh-s…

Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
Colombian Senator Victoria Sandino is demanding the government give urgent attention to the murders of ex-combatants of the demobilized Marxist guerrilla group, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) "who have reached their limit," after the Monday murder of a seven-month-old boy and son of a former militant. | RELATED: | Colombia: 7-Months-Old Baby of Ex-FARC Member Killed in Ambush | "To the father and mother of the child our message is of solidarity. But to the governm…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-FARC-Pa…

China Seizes 2,748 Elephant Tusks in Major Operation
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
The Chinese authorities seized 2,748 elephant tusks, which is equivalent to 7.5 tonnes of ivory, during a large-scale operation to crack down on the sale of illegal wildlife products. | RELATED: | 'Pompeo has Lost His Mind': Chinese Ambassador to Chile | The operation was led by their customs officers and police in six provinces across China, the General Administration of Customs said in a recent statement | "This case represents the largest amount of elephant tusks seized in a single c…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Seizes-274…

India's Top Court To View Appeal Allowing Women Into Mosques
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
India's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship. | ANALYSIS: | 'Soul of India at Stake': Why Progressives Want Modi Out | Women are not allowed inside most mosques in India although a few have separate entrances for women to go into segregated areas. | The petitioners, Yasmeen Peerzade and her husband Zuber Peerzade, said that…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indias-Top-Court…

Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-16
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Under the orders of John Bolton, the Pentagon is busily developing new military options for Venezuela, both for the imposition of regime change, and more specifically for trying to deter either Russia or China from doing anything to help President Maduro. While officials continue to insist "all options are on the table," Pentagon officials say that they …

Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela

Venezuela Strengthens Peace Diplomacy Despite Coup Plans
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has strengthened diplomacy for peace despite coup and interventionist plans that have emerged in the region led by the United States against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela to Denounce US, Colombia Illegal Trade Practices before WTO
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will request an Arbitration Forum from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to protest the illegal commercial practices of the United States and Colombia.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Celebrates Foundation of Barrio Adentro Mission
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
16 de abril de 2019, 16: 06Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro assured the Venezuelan people celebrate this Tuesday the 16th anniversary of the miracle called Barrio Adentro Mission, a medical-community program supported by Cuban doctors.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Colombia Seizes 192 Tons of Drugs this Year
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 192 tons of drugs have been seized in Colombia so far this year, local authorities confirmed Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Cuba Reaffirms Medical Collaboration with Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health collaborators reaffirmed their commitment to the Venezuelan people on celebrating this Tuesday the 16th anniversary of the Barrio Adentro program in that nation.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Strengthens Peace Diplomacy Despite Coup Plans
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
16 de abril de 2019, 09: 51Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has strengthened diplomacy for peace despite coup and interventionist plans that have emerged in the region led by the United States against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

United Nations Decries Military Attack on Libyan Capital
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Cairo, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has condemned on Tuesday threats poised by a warring force led Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar against the Presidential Council (PC), which look more like a coup d"état than a counter-terrorism operation.
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Brazil Confirms Official Withdrawal from Unasur
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Brasilia, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Brazil confirmed its official withdrawal from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), a decision that was already adopted by Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia, according to a communiqué from the Foreign Ministry, quoted by local media on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-15
The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations…
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The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-15
Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange's arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his people …
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Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-15
Think about who gets rich off of the Venezuela regime-change agenda. It's the same people that said we had to invade Iraq in order to prevent nuclear apocalypse. It's the same people who said the world would stop turning on its axis if we didn't carpet bomb Libya and Syria.
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Documents show US and Latin American officials secretly planned military attack on Venezuela
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
According to documents revealed by the Grayzone, Washington-based right-wing thinktank the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a secret meeting with top … | Read more Documents show US and Latin American officials secretly planned military attack on Venezuela | By John McEvoy…
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Venezuelan right wing runs out of cards to play
Marco Teruggi | workers.org | 2019-04-15
This article was published on April 12 on pagina12.com.ar. Translation by Michael Otto. For the third time since January, the United States has convened a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the issue of Venezuela. The goal this time was to get Juan Guaidó recognized as the . . . | Continue reading Venezuelan right wing runs out of cards to play at Workers.org
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Defiant resistance: the Venezuelan crises and the possibility of another world
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-15
Bob Dylan once said, "Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late." February 23rd, 2019, was the day that Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, had "authorized" "humanitarian aid" to enter Venezuela, an attempt to force the Maduro government, and thus the Venezuelan people, to their knees. | Source…
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Venezuela: Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to 'Tighten Noose'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-15
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Lima Group have pledged more sanctions against Venezuela.
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Who Are Venezuela's Colectivos?
Federico Fuentes, Green Left Weekly | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-15
Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes recently visited Venezuela, and offers his account on the famed "colectivos" who are so demonized by the mainstream press.
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The Plan to Save Our Economy
Greg Kaufmann | thenation.com | 2019-04-15
The Plan to Save Our Economy…
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Attendees of Secret Meeting for 'US Military Assault' on Venezuela Revealed
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-15
(CD) — A group dedicated to regime change in Venezuela held a secret meeting on overthrowing the country's government last week, according to reporting from The Grayzone Project. Journalist Max Blumenthal on Sunday revealed a list of meeting attendees he obtained over the weekend from a source. Exclusive: DC's @CSIS hosted a who's who of Trump Latin America advisors for …

Attendees of Secret Meeting for 'US Military Assault' on Venezuela Revealed

Trump Administration Mulls Attacking Venezuela
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-15
(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Wednesday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an "off-the-record" event during which a number of President Trump's highest ranking advisers discussed the possibility of a US military attack on Venezuela. This included a number of State Department and National Security Council officials, along with officials dispatched from Colombian and Brazilian embassies. Representatives …

Trump Administration Mulls Attacking Venezuela

US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-14
EXCLUSIVE: Away from the public eye, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank hosted a top-level, off-the-record…
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Por qué las mujeres defienden la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela
Claudia Andrade | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-13
"Los dolores del mundo son más grandes para las mujeres … y aún más grandes para las mujeres de la clase popular, de la clase más pobre" dijo Hugo Chávez en un discurso en 2012.
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Friday's Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of 'chaos' in Libya
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-12
Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan's protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted in Nigeria; the UN chief condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan; continued fighting in Libya's capital; and an update on Colombia's peace process.
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Is the U.S. Prepared to Accept a Defeat in Venezuela?
Marco Teruggi, Pagina 12 | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-12
Analyst Marco Teruggi takes stock of the US-backed coup attempt and discusses what comes next.
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Venezuela confronts fabricated chaos
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-12
Against all imperialist logic, the Venezuelan people refuse to be subjugated. | Source…
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Can the Bolivarian Revolution Survive the Venezuelan Crisis?
ROAR Collective | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-12
Creating the space for and allowing the Bolivarian Revolution to flourish is perhaps the most important achievement of Venezuela's Chavista government — but can it survive the current crisis? Dario Azzellini, George Ciccarello-Maher and VA's Cira Pascual Marquina opine in this abridged ROAR compendium.
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Sudan's President Carries Out Coup to Defuse Movement Against Him
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-12
Prof. Khalid Ahmed says that what looks like a military coup against Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir is actually of the president's own making, to defuse the growing movement and ICC indictment against him…
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Who are Venezuela's colectivos?
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-12
The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela's colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. | As we walked around the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas, an announcement came through Cucaracho's walkie talkie: "We are in a war and the main target of this offensive is the popular movements, the colectivos. This is no coincidence: they know the colectivos are their main obstacle and 23 de Enero is the tip of the iceberg." | Cucaracho — "that's what they call me" — is a member of the…
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US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-11
Diplomatic battles rage on at international bodies such as the UNSC, the OAS and the IMF.
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Dictator: Media Code for 'Government We Don't Like'
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-04-11
by Alan MacLeod Most dictatorships in the world are supported by the United States (Truthout, 9/23/17)–but this isn't true of most governments described by US media as "dictatorships." | Let's start with a quiz: Quick! Name some dictators! | I'm willing to bet most of you responded with just a few of the same names: Assad, Putin, Castro, Kim Jong-un, Gaddafi, Maduro. This is not because they are the only dictators in the world (far from it), or that all of them even necessarily qualify for the…
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OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-10
In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/10/oas-guaido-tr…