Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

2019-04-22: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council. telesurenglish.net Sudan's main opposition alliance has suspeded their peace talks with the Transitional Military Council after the latter refused to hand over power to a civilian government. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia, UAE Pledge $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers in Effort to 'Hijack Uprising' | "We have decided to suspend the negotiation with the Transitional Military Council," Sudan's opposition Freedom and Change Alliance said in a statement during a press conference…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-22). From Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, a Talk on Assange. consortiumnews.com Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria on Sunday delivered this talk about the Assange case to a group of activists who are living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington to stop the illegitimate government of Venezuela from taking it over. Video… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-04-22). US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate all waivers issued to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said on Monday, while vowing to ensure global oil market was well supplied. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to make an announcement on Monday detailing the decision. | "The United States, Saudi Arab…

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the Embassy. globalresearch.ca We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-22). Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention. globalresearch.ca A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions to …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-22). Amid Push for New Oil Sanctions, Pompeo Reportedly Jokes About Secret Coup Plot Against Iran. commondreams.org The Secretary of State reportedly said during a private meeting there are "no guarantees" the sanctions won't harm ordinary Iranians | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mathias Broeckers (2019-04-22). Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide. indybay.org CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch – control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states.

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Saudi Arabia, UAE Plegde $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan US$3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. | RELATED: | Sudanese Military Finds $7M in Cash in Bashir's Home | The two Gulf countries will deposit US$500 million with the Sudanese central bank and send the rest in the form of food, medicine and petroleum products, their state news agencies said in parall…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Landslide in Southwestern Colombia Kills at Least 14. telesurenglish.net At least 14 people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country's disaster relief agency said on Sunday. | RELATED: | Colombians Protest After Infant of FARC Ex-Militant Murdered | The landslide, which was caused by heavy rains, took place in the early hours of the morning in a rural area of Rosas municipality, the agency said in a statement. | "We are working on the rescue of victims," said Firefighters Chief Vict…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-21). Solidarity With Venezuela Now! Protect The Embassy. dissidentvoice.org Activists gather in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC in March, 2019. We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is here …

Staff (2019-04-21). Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry. therealnews.com The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump's regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling — former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman…

Staff (2019-04-21). Comedian Headed for Landslide Victory in Ukraine Election. truthdig.com KIEV, Ukraine—A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a huge landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was seen as a reaction against the country's entrenched corruption and low standard of living. | Results from 25% of polling stations showed sitcom star Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving three times as many votes as President Petro Poroshenko — 73% to 24% — a crushing rebuke to Poroshenko's five years in office. | Even before results started trickling in, Poroshenko accepted defeat based on exit polls, saying: "I am l…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Ukraine's Zelenskiy Wins Presidency in Landslide. telesurenglish.net Ukrainian comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy celebrated Sunday after an exit poll showed a landslide victory over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko. | RELATED: | Ukraine Parliament Starts Impeachment Process on President | The national exit poll showed Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote with Poroshenko winning just 25 percent, a stunning defeat for Poroshenko, lon…

plenglish (2019-04-21). Landslide in Colombia Kills 10, Several Missing. plenglish.com Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A landslide has caused 10 dead and an unspecified number of missing people on Sunday in Cauca department, southwest Colombia.

plenglish (2019-04-21). Maduro Congratulates the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Navy. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has congratulated the members of the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Navy (Amarb) on Sunday on the anniversary of the creation of the country"s first Naval School in 1811.

Eds. (2019-04-20). Duqu 2.0, lead actor on electric cyber-attacks against Venezuela. mronline.org A PLC is a programmable industrial computer to automate industrial processes. Its architecture has similarities to computers that are at the hands of anyone: power source, CPU (Central Processing Unit), communication modules and inputs / outputs. The control programming that is designed for these devices will be done according to the process or processes that […] | Source

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-20). Russia warns Bolton: "Monroe Doctrine" Remarks are Insulting to Latin America. dissidentvoice.org What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And …

Peter Koenig (2019-04-20). Venezuela: Still on the Brink? dissidentvoice.org The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don't think so. It's more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it's a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, …

RT (2019-04-20). Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash. rt.com Genealogy site Ancestry.com has apologized and removed an ad featuring a pre-Civil War interracial couple after critics slammed the spot, claiming it whitewashed the widespread sexual exploitation of slave women.

Whitney Webb (2019-04-19). MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu. mintpressnews.com Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week's headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno's move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-04-19). With tightening of blockade, U.S. seeks to strangle Cuba…again. peoplesworld.org "The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962." That was the assessment of William M. LeoGrande, a widely respected Cuba analyst, in reaction to announcements on April 17 by Secretary of State Mike …

Staff (2019-04-19). Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela. therealnews.com The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…

Eds. (2019-04-19). U.S. aggression against Venezuela and how do you "eat" that. mronline.org "Each number presented here corresponds to the face of a Venezuelan woman, a man, a boy, a girl. It is not only about the economic impact on imports or production, it is about the impact that these economic aggressions have on the guarantee of the human rights of each Venezuelan" —Pasqualina Curcio, The Impact of […] | Source

John McEvoy (2019-04-19). Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system. thecanary.co On 9 April, The Canary published an on-the-ground article looking at the state of Venezuela's health service. It challenged the corporate media's general representation … | Read more Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system | By John McEvoy

The Conversation (2019-04-19). US Declares Economic War on Cuba. theantimedia.com (CONVERSATION) — The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the United States' failed 1961 invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs, national security adviser John Bolton announced the end of virtually …

Staff (2019-04-18). US 'Tightens Noose' on Cuba. therealnews.com Sec. of State Pompeo announced that Cuban Americans and US citizens who lost property after Cuba's 1959 revolution can now sue companies that have benefitted from this property. This represents an important intensification of sanctions on Cuba, says Jeb Sprague…

John McEvoy (2019-04-18). The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw. thecanary.co This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela speaking to parts of the … | Read more The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw. | By John McEvoy

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). Headlines for April 18, 2019. democracynow.org Attorney General Barr to Release Redacted Mueller Report, John Bolton Praises Monroe Doctrine as U.S. Sanctions Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, New U.S. Sanctions to Target Remittances & Companies Doing Business in Cuba, North Korea Tests New Weapon, Rejects Role of U.S. Secretary of State, Trump Administration to End Reporting on Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Former Peruvian President Alan García Dies by Suicide as Police Move In, Teen Who Threatened Colorado Schools Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot, Philadelphia DA Clears Path for Mumia Abu-Jamal to Appeal Murder Conviction, New York Grants Parole to Brink's Heist Ge…

Peter Koenig (2019-04-18). Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela? mintpressnews.com Juan Guaido was never able to mobilize the crowds as Washington expected. Guaido, a US lackey in the first place, lacks any charisma. He does not appeal even to the majority of Venezuela's opposition. So, he is a dead horse. Bad choice by Washington.

Rafael Moro Martins (2019-04-18). Secret IDB Proposal Would Give $48 Billion Infusion to Boost Venezuela's Economy — but Only After Regime Change. theintercept.com The plan would allow a new government to win over the public — while privatizing Venezuela's public assets.

Staff (2019-04-17). Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran" therealnews.com In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications…

Staff (2019-04-17). Unprecedented US Efforts to Expel Venezuela's Representative to the UN. therealnews.com In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration, under VP Pence, is making an all-out effort to have the UN expel Venezuela's ambassador to the UN…

Naomi Klein (2019-04-17). A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. theintercept.com Today, The Intercept launches "A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it's a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves? | What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then? | This is a project unlike any we have done before, cr…

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 (2019-04-15). 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…

unitedEditor (2019-04-15). Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran. uwidata.com Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …

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.

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…

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…

Anya Parampil (2019-04-09). Did NY Times Violate Its Own Ethics Code to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter? thegrayzone.com After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann's family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her…

Michael Selby-Green (2019-04-08). UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions on Venezuela Are 'Blunt' Way to Engineer Regime Change, Causing Blanket Starvation. thegrayzone.com US sanctions against Venezuela are like "going into microsurgery with a kitchen knife" and are holding an entire population hostage,…

Millennial Politics Team (2019-04-04). Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja. millennialpolitics.co With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-31). All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. millennialpolitics.co With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-28). The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill. millennialpolitics.co Dr. Tim Gill, author of "The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela," joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics joint podcast series on Venezuela.

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-24). U.S. Imperialist Intervention in Latin America: A Discussion with Professor Alexander Aviña. millennialpolitics.co Professor Alexander Aviña joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuela to discuss the history of U.S. imperialism in Latin America.

CounterSpin (2019-03-22). Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media's Role in Iraq War. fair.org

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-03-19). Iraq War Anniversary Reminds Us That Regime Change Has a Disastrous Track Record. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — March 19, 2019 — On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Iraq War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 remains one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Thousands of …

CounterSpin (2019-03-08). Venezuela in the US Press – Interviews with Chesa Boudin, Dan Beeton, Laura Carlsen, Mark Weisbrot, Miguel Tinker Salas and Alfredo Lopez. fair.org Media…

CounterSpin (2019-03-01). Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams. fair.org Media…

2019-04-22: Social Media Postees

Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
Sudan's main opposition alliance has suspeded their peace talks with the Transitional Military Council after the latter refused to hand over power to a civilian government. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia, UAE Pledge $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers in Effort to 'Hijack Uprising' | "We have decided to suspend the negotiation with the Transitional Military Council," Sudan's opposition Freedom and Change Alliance said in a statement during a press conference…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudans-Oppositio…

From Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, a Talk on Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-22
Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria on Sunday delivered this talk about the Assange case to a group of activists who are living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington to stop the illegitimate government of Venezuela from taking it over. Video… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/22/from-venez…

US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate all waivers issued to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said on Monday, while vowing to ensure global oil market was well supplied. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to make an announcement on Monday detailing the decision. | "The United States, Saudi Arab…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Ends-Sanction…

Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the Embassy
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is …
globalresearch.ca/solidarity-venezuela-p…

Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions to …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-foreign-inte…

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide
Mathias Broeckers | indybay.org | 2019-04-22
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch – control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/22/1882289…

Amid Push for New Oil Sanctions, Pompeo Reportedly Jokes About Secret Coup Plot Against Iran
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-22
The Secretary of State reportedly said during a private meeting there are "no guarantees" the sanctions won't harm ordinary Iranians | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/04/22/amid-pu…

Saudi Arabia, UAE Plegde $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan US$3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. | RELATED: | Sudanese Military Finds $7M in Cash in Bashir's Home | The two Gulf countries will deposit US$500 million with the Sudanese central bank and send the rest in the form of food, medicine and petroleum products, their state news agencies said in parall…
telesurenglish.net/news/Saudi-Arabia-UAE…

Landslide in Southwestern Colombia Kills at Least 14
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
At least 14 people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country's disaster relief agency said on Sunday. | RELATED: | Colombians Protest After Infant of FARC Ex-Militant Murdered | The landslide, which was caused by heavy rains, took place in the early hours of the morning in a rural area of Rosas municipality, the agency said in a statement. | "We are working on the rescue of victims," said Firefighters Chief Vict…
telesurenglish.net/news/Landslide-in-Sou…

Solidarity With Venezuela Now! Protect The Embassy
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-21
Activists gather in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC in March, 2019. We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is here …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/solidarity-wi…

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-21
The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump's regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling — former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman…
therealnews.com/stories/mueller-and-a-da…

Ukraine's Zelenskiy Wins Presidency in Landslide
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
Ukrainian comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy celebrated Sunday after an exit poll showed a landslide victory over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko. | RELATED: | Ukraine Parliament Starts Impeachment Process on President | The national exit poll showed Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote with Poroshenko winning just 25 percent, a stunning defeat for Poroshenko, lon…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ukraines-Zelensk…

Comedian Headed for Landslide Victory in Ukraine Election
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-21
KIEV, Ukraine–A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a huge landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was seen as a reaction against the country's entrenched corruption and low standard of living. | Results from 25% of polling stations showed sitcom star Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving three times as many votes as President Petro Poroshenko — 73% to 24% — a crushing rebuke to Poroshenko's five years in office. | Even before results started trickling in, Poroshenko accepted defeat based on exit polls, saying: "I am l…
truthdig.com/articles/comedian-headed-fo…

Maduro Congratulates the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Navy
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-21
Caracas, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has congratulated the members of the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Navy (Amarb) on Sunday on the anniversary of the creation of the country"s first Naval School in 1811.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Landslide in Colombia Kills 10, Several Missing
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-21
Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A landslide has caused 10 dead and an unspecified number of missing people on Sunday in Cauca department, southwest Colombia.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Russia warns Bolton: "Monroe Doctrine" Remarks are Insulting to Latin America
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/russia-warns-…

Venezuela: Still on the Brink?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don't think so. It's more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it's a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/venezuela-sti…

Duqu 2.0, lead actor on electric cyber-attacks against Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-20
A PLC is a programmable industrial computer to automate industrial processes. Its architecture has similarities to computers that are at the hands of anyone: power source, CPU (Central Processing Unit), communication modules and inputs / outputs. The control programming that is designed for these devices will be done according to the process or processes that […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/20/duqu-2-0-lead-ac…

Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
Genealogy site Ancestry.com has apologized and removed an ad featuring a pre-Civil War interracial couple after critics slammed the spot, claiming it whitewashed the widespread sexual exploitation of slave women. | …
rt.com/usa/457057-ancestry-pulls-slavery…

MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week's headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno's move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador.
mintpressnews.com/mintcast-episode-1-ven…

Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…
therealnews.com/stories/trump-administra…

U.S. aggression against Venezuela and how do you "eat" that
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-19
"Each number presented here corresponds to the face of a Venezuelan woman, a man, a boy, a girl. It is not only about the economic impact on imports or production, it is about the impact that these economic aggressions have on the guarantee of the human rights of each Venezuelan" –Pasqualina Curcio, The Impact of […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/19/u-s-aggression-a…

Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-19
On 9 April, The Canary published an on-the-ground article looking at the state of Venezuela's health service. It challenged the corporate media's general representation … | Read more Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/19/two-doctors-speak-exclusively-to-the-canary-about-venezuelas-health-system/

US Declares Economic War on Cuba
The Conversation | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-19
(CONVERSATION) — The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the United States' failed 1961 invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs, national security adviser John Bolton announced the end of virtually …

US Declares Economic War on Cuba

US 'Tightens Noose' on Cuba
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
Sec. of State Pompeo announced that Cuban Americans and US citizens who lost property after Cuba's 1959 revolution can now sue companies that have benefitted from this property. This represents an important intensification of sanctions on Cuba, says Jeb Sprague…
therealnews.com/stories/us-tightens-noos…

Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela?
Peter Koenig | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-18
Juan Guaido was never able to mobilize the crowds as Washington expected. Guaido, a US lackey in the first place, lacks any charisma. He does not appeal even to the majority of Venezuela's opposition. So, he is a dead horse. Bad choice by Washington.
mintpressnews.com/is-the-united-states-g…

The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela speaking to parts of the … | Read more The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw. | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/18/the-canary-spent-three-weeks-in-venezuela-heres-what-we-saw/

Secret IDB Proposal Would Give $48 Billion Infusion to Boost Venezuela's Economy — but Only After Regime Change
Rafael Moro Martins | theintercept.com | 2019-04-18
The plan would allow a new government to win over the public — while privatizing Venezuela's public assets.
theintercept.com/2019/04/18/venezuela-id…

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications…
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Unprecedented US Efforts to Expel Venezuela's Representative to the UN
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration, under VP Pence, is making an all-out effort to have the UN expel Venezuela's ambassador to the UN…
therealnews.com/stories/unprecedented-us…

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Naomi Klein | theintercept.com | 2019-04-17
Today, The Intercept launches "A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it's a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves? | What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then? | This is a project unlike any we have done before, cr…
theintercept.com/2019/04/17/green-new-de…

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…

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/15/video-how-the…

Assange's arrest, Sudan coup, USA VS Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-15
Assange's arrest On Thursday, Assange was arrested in London at the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been taking refuse since 2012, before the country revoked his asylum and turned him over to UK authorities. Assange is accused of conspiring with WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning to steal and publish secret government documents. In the US, he …
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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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/13/us-military-a…

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.
liberationnews.org/por-que-las-mujeres-d…

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/who-are-venezuela%E2%80%99s-colectivos

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…

Did NY Times Violate Its Own Ethics Code to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-09
After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann's family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/09/nytimes-child…

UN Rapporteur: US Sanctions on Venezuela Are 'Blunt' Way to Engineer Regime Change, Causing Blanket Starvation
Michael Selby-Green | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-08
US sanctions against Venezuela are like "going into microsurgery with a kitchen knife" and are holding an entire population hostage,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/07/un-rapporteur…

Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-04-04
With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…
millennialpolitics.co/akinyele-umoja-afro-venezuelan/

All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-31
With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…
millennialpolitics.co/daniel-kovalik-venezuela/

The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-28
Dr. Tim Gill, author of "The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela," joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics joint podcast series on Venezuela.
millennialpolitics.co/tim-gill-venezuela/

U.S. Imperialist Intervention in Latin America: A Discussion with Professor Alexander Aviña
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-24
Professor Alexander Aviña joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuela to discuss the history of U.S. imperialism in Latin America.
millennialpolitics.co/alexander-avina-venezuela/