Daily Archives: April 26, 2019

2019-04-26: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-26). Activists Remain In Venezuelan Embassy With Gratitude From Foreign Ministry. dissidentvoice.org Embassy protectors pack the Hugo Chavez library for an event with John Kiriakou (Photo by Margaret Flowers) Washington, DC — Thursday, April 25, the day activists anticipated the Secret Service might evict them from the Venezuelan embassy, turned into a day of growing support for and attention to the embassy protection efforts. Activists are making …

Morgan Artyukhina (2019-04-26). Collective protects Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. liberationnews.org Activists from across the country, including a group of tenants staying inside the embassy as the invited guests of the legitimate government, have working around the clock to prevent the illegal seizure of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. by opposition forces loyal to coup leader Juan Guaido.

John Feffer (2019-04-26). What's Driving Bolton's Attacks on the "Troika of Tyranny"? counterpunch.org If you're in the market for a troika of tyranny, Donald Trump, John Bolton, and Mike Pompeo certainly fit the bill. Or, if you'd rather focus on countries not individuals, you might single out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt as the three most likely candidates. Perhaps, if you're in a confessional mood, More

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-26). All out this weekend: People's mobilization must continue to protect Venezuelan Embassy from illegal seizure. liberationnews.org We are calling for a full mobilization of all people of conscience to join us on Saturday, April 27 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C.

Editor (2019-04-26). Stop U.S. sanctions! workers.org The gang that announces Washington's policies has laid out a program of punishment, aimed at populations of countries on three continents. Any honest international court would charge them with crimes against humanity. Marchers in New York join millions who reject U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Secretary of State . . . | Continue reading Stop U.S. sanctions! at Workers.org

Anya Parampil (2019-04-26). Watch Americans defend Venezuela's embassy in DC from takeover by coup forces. thegrayzone.com An inside look at the grassroots Embassy Protection Collective comprised of Americans who have gathered from across the country to…

teleSUR (2019-04-26). Venezuela: Arreaza Slams US for 'Criminal' Blockade. telesurenglish.net The United States Treasury sanctioned Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza Friday, who condemned the move and denounced what he described as "criminal" acts by the U.S. against the oil-rich Latin American country. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Killed Over 40,000 Venezuelans Since 2017 | The Office of Foreign Assets Control, a financia…

plenglish (2019-04-26). Venezuela in the Belt and Road, a Space to Boost Foreign Trade. plenglish.com PhotoPL: Lonny J. López | Por Yolaidy Martinez RuizBeijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s presence in the 2nd Forum of the Belt and Road shows that it still has a space for work and cooperation, despite the unprecedented sanctions by the United States, Minister of Finance Ivan Zerpa said.

plenglish (2019-04-26). Police Aggression against Photo Reporter in Bogota Denounced. plenglish.com Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A photo reporter from the Colombian news agency Colprensa was attacked by the local police on Thursday, as he was covering the national strike at the Simon Bolivar Square in this capital.

RT (2019-04-26). 'Like a 3rd world country!' Trump attacks Democrat 'coup' in 1st post-Mueller interview. rt.com Trump unloaded on Democrats, accusing them of an "attempted coup" in his first interview since the release of the Mueller report. Rehashing his usual rhetoric, Trump called the 'Russiagate' flop "bigger than Watergate."

pip.hinman (2019-04-26). Haiti: US mercenaries caught moving $80M from Petrocaribe fund. greenleft.org.au Embattled President Jovenel MoàØse used United States' help in a poorly executed, but serious, effort to consolidate power writes Matthew Cole (The Intercept) and Kim Ives (Haiti Liberte). | Reprinted with permission of The Intercept. | *** | Most of the Americans arrived in Port-au-Prince from the United States by private jet early on the morning of February 16. They had packed the eight-passenger charter plane with a stockpile of semiautomatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bulletproof vests and knives. Most had been p…

plenglish (2019-04-26). Infiltration of Vandals in Demonstrations in Colombia. plenglish.com 26 de abril de 2019, 15: 44Bogotá, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) University leaders today denounced the infiltration of vandals in the mobilizations in Colombia in order to delegitimize the magnitude of the social protest and its objectives. This was emphasized by the student leader of the Pedagogical University José Gaitán in statements this Friday to the W Radio of Colombia.

plenglish (2019-04-26). US Increases Hostility against Venezuela; It Now Sanctions the FM. plenglish.com Washington, April 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States announced on Friday the imposition of sanctions against Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in the context of the growing hostility of the Donald Trump administration against the constitutional government of Nicolas Maduro.

plenglish (2019-04-26). Over 23,600 Cases of Malaria This Year in Colombia. plenglish.com 26 de abril de 2019, 15: 53Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Over 23,600 cases of malaria are registered in Colombia so far this year, the Ministry of Health reported today.

plenglish (2019-04-26). Turkey Rejects US Sanctions Against Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. plenglish.com 26 de abril de 2019, 15: 47Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Turkey"s ambassador in Havana, Berris Ekinci, expressed today the rejection of her country to the US sanctions against Cuba and others such as Venezuela and Iran.

Jason Ditz (2019-04-26). Ukraine Passes Language Law Opposed by President-Elect and Russia. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — In a move which was immediately criticized by President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine's parliament passed a law making Ukrainian the only official language in the country, making it the mandatory language for all public sector workers. The law was long championed by outgoing President Petro Poroshenko, who intends to sign it into law before he leaves …

plenglish (2019-04-26). Venezuelan MP Slammed the OAS as An Extension of the US Gov't. plenglish.com Caracas, April 26 (Prensa Latina) The delegate of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Venezuela, Julio Chavez, has described the Organization of American States (OAS) as an extension of the Government of the United States.

plenglish (2019-04-26). Venenzuela: Delegation to OAS to Return Next Week. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensas Latina) The Venezuelan diplomatic delegation to the Organization of American States (OAS) will reportedly return to Venezuela next week, after the Government decided to withdraw from the organization.

plenglish (2019-04-26). Colombian Indigenous People Continue Mobilized in Permanent Assembly. plenglish.com Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) reported that the indigenous communities continue on Friday in the struggle, mobilized in a permanent assembly for land claims and other rights.

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-26). Trump Has Taken Over 40,000 Venezuelan Lives With Sanctions: Report. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — A new study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has found that tens of thousands of Venezuelans have died as a direct result of Trump administration sanctions put into effect in August 2017, and that tens of thousands more are expected to die as a result of additional sanctions put into place …

plenglish (2019-04-26). Venezuelan Indigenous Minister Denounces Impact of U.S. Sanctions. plenglish.com 26 de abril de 2019, 16: 02United Nations, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister for Indigenous Peoples, Aloha Núñez, denounced on Friday the impact of unilateral measures of the United States on these native communities, which are very affected in their health.

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-25). Solidarity with Venezuela now! Protect the embassy. mronline.org We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a U.S. coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is here with the permission of the Venezuelan government to show our solidarity with the Venezuelan […] | Source

Staff (2019-04-25). Venezuela's Embassy: Activists vs. US Government. therealnews.com Activists defending the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are ready for a long battle, laying the groundwork for legal challenges as the Trump administration's Elliot Abrams issues warnings against them…

Staff (2019-04-25). Venezuela's Parallel Ambassador Seated at OAS as Activists Defend Embassy. therealnews.com The Organization of American States allowed the ambassador of Venezuela's self-declared president to participate in his first meeting. The move could signal an attempt to take over Venezuela's embassy in DC, which activists are defending…

teleSUR (2019-04-25). Colombia: Police Gun Down Ex-FARC Guerrilla, Community Enraged. telesurenglish.net At the behest of Colombia's Carrizal community, an investigation has launched into the murder of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla, Dimar Torres, who was killed by police Monday. | RELATED: | Colombians Protest After Infant of FARC Ex-Militant Murdered | Along the Venezuelan border, Torres was making his way home with a grou…

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-25). Arresting Members Of The Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful. dissidentvoice.org We have told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy they are violating international law and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission of the elected government of Venezuela. In two …

Anya Parampil (2019-04-25). Venezuelan opposition reps throw temper tantrums when confronted about lack of legitimacy, interventionist plans at OAS. thegrayzone.com At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido's US-backed shadow government — Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky — lost…

Millennial Politics Team (2019-04-25). What Everyone Needs to Know About Venezuela: A Podcast with Miguel Tinker Salas. millennialpolitics.co Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know," joins us for the joint Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuelan politics.

teleSUR (2019-04-25). UN Warns Palestinians Threatened by Major Fiscal Crisis. telesurenglish.net A United Nations (U.N.) report published Thursday warns that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is facing "unprecedented" financial challenges due to loss of revenue and extreme austerity measures. | RELATED: | Arab League Pledges $100M a Month to the Palestinian Authority | "A major fiscal crisis, coupled with growing humanitarian needs and lack of a political prospect for a negotiated solution, threatens the stability of the West Bank and the very survival of the Palestinian state…

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-25). Arresting Members of the Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective Would be Unlawful. globalresearch.ca We told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy, they are violating international law, and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry, these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are …

teleSUR (2019-04-25). US Sanctions 'Have Taken Thousands of Venezuelan Lives'. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza at a United Nations (U.N.) meeting denounced the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States and asserted that they are not against officials, but against the general population. | RELATED: | Cuban Top Diplomat: John Bolton Is a Pathological Liar | From U.N. headquarters in New York City, the diplomat said that "we are campaigning for ourselves so that the world understands the consequences of the unilateral blockade of the U.S. government…

RT (2019-04-25). Activists in Venezuela's DC embassy brace for US-assisted Guaido takeover. rt.com Activists occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro's government are bracing for confrontation as authorities prepare to try to seize the building on behalf of the opposition.

RT (2019-04-25). Civilians are the real victims (and targets) of Trump's Venezuela sanctions. rt.com The Trump administration claims that its increasingly punitive sanctions on Venezuela "do not target the innocent people" but the government of President Nicolas Maduro. A new report on the effects of sanctions debunks that myth.

Anya Parampil (2019-04-25). Venezuelan Opposition Reps Throw Temper Tantrums When Confronted About Lack of Legitimacy, Interventionist Plans at OAS. mintpressnews.com At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido's US-backed shadow government — Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky — lost their cool when confronted with critical questions. Both recently attended a closed-door DC meeting on a US military assault.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-24). Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective "The Next Two Days Are Crucial" dissidentvoice.org Embassy Protection Collective Will Refuse To Turn Over Embassy To US Puppet Government: Arrests Expected The next two days will be crucial for the protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. The Embassy Protection Collective is prepared to stay at the embassy for the foreseeable future, for as long as it takes to protect the …

Stansfield Smith (2019-04-24). Dissecting ROAR's article "can the Bolivarian revolution survive the Venezuelan crisis? mronline.org ROAR published an article Can the Bolivarian revolution survive the Venezuelan crisis? containing the views of different professors, but with only two worth reading: Dario Azzellini's and George Ciccariello-Maher's. Of the others, Raul Zibechi appears to be the chosen faux left commentator committed to repeating U.S. ruling class propaganda against Venezuela. | Source

Eds. (2019-04-24). China in Latin America: the U.S. loses its "backyard" mronline.org China formally invited Latin America to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative in January 2018, during its meeting with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Santiago, Chile, where the Chinese and Venezuelan chancellors shook hands. Since then, 16 countries in the region have expressed their intention to be part of […] | Source

Peter Kornbluh (2019-04-24). The Trump Administration Is Launching a New Round of Aggression Against Cuba. thenation.com The Trump Administration Is Launching a New Round of Aggression Against Cuba…

Staff (2019-04-23). Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Ukrainian Presidency in Landslide. therealnews.com In a contest against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won an overwhelming majority of 73%, signaling a hunger for real change in Ukraine…

Staff (2019-04-23). Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy. therealnews.com Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position…

Pablo Vivanco (2019-04-23). Former U.N. Official: U.S. Goal Is to "Asphyxiate" Venezuela. progressive.org Alfred de Zayas argues that Caracas has grounds to reject offers of "aid" coming from Donald Trump's White House, given the precedent of U.S. humanitarian aid being used as a trojan horse.

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-22). Protect the Venezuelan Embassy from Illegal Seizure! liberationnews.org We are calling all people from around the country to come to the Venezuelan Embassy on Wednesday, April 24 and stay there in protection of it.

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Ukraine: Why "OU" Lost By A Landslide. dissidentvoice.org Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) speaks with presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (R) during a presidential election debate at Olimpiyski stadium in Kiev on April 19, 2019 (Photo by Sergei CHUZAVKOV AFP, Getty Images) With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding …

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…

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…

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…

2019-04-26: Social Media Postees

Collective protects Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C
Morgan Artyukhina | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-26
Activists from across the country, including a group of tenants staying inside the embassy as the invited guests of the legitimate government, have working around the clock to prevent the illegal seizure of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. by opposition forces loyal to coup leader Juan Guaido.
liberationnews.org/collective-protects-v…

Activists Remain In Venezuelan Embassy With Gratitude From Foreign Ministry
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-26
Embassy protectors pack the Hugo Chavez library for an event with John Kiriakou (Photo by Margaret Flowers) Washington, DC — Thursday, April 25, the day activists anticipated the Secret Service might evict them from the Venezuelan embassy, turned into a day of growing support for and attention to the embassy protection efforts. Activists are making …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/activists-rem…

Watch Americans defend Venezuela's embassy in DC from takeover by coup forces
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-26
An inside look at the grassroots Embassy Protection Collective comprised of Americans who have gathered from across the country to…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/26/americans-ven…

What's Driving Bolton's Attacks on the "Troika of Tyranny"?
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-26
If you're in the market for a troika of tyranny, Donald Trump, John Bolton, and Mike Pompeo certainly fit the bill. Or, if you'd rather focus on countries not individuals, you might single out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt as the three most likely candidates. Perhaps, if you're in a confessional mood,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/26/whats-drivin…

All out this weekend: People's mobilization must continue to protect Venezuelan Embassy from illegal seizure
ANSWER Coalition | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-26
We are calling for a full mobilization of all people of conscience to join us on Saturday, April 27 at 2: 00 p.m. at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C.
liberationnews.org/all-out-this-weekend-…

Venezuela: Arreaza Slams US for 'Criminal' Blockade
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-26
The United States Treasury sanctioned Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza Friday, who condemned the move and denounced what he described as "criminal" acts by the U.S. against the oil-rich Latin American country. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Killed Over 40,000 Venezuelans Since 2017 | The Office of Foreign Assets Control, a financia…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Arreaz…

Stop U.S. sanctions!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-04-26
The gang that announces Washington's policies has laid out a program of punishment, aimed at populations of countries on three continents. Any honest international court would charge them with crimes against humanity. Marchers in New York join millions who reject U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.WW photo: Brenda Ryan Secretary of State . . . | Continue reading Stop U.S. sanctions! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/25/stop-u-s-sanction…

Infiltration of Vandals in Demonstrations in Colombia
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
26 de abril de 2019, 15: 44Bogotá, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) University leaders today denounced the infiltration of vandals in the mobilizations in Colombia in order to delegitimize the magnitude of the social protest and its objectives. This was emphasized by the student leader of the Pedagogical University José Gaitán in statements this Friday to the W Radio of Colombia.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

US Increases Hostility against Venezuela; It Now Sanctions the FM
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
Washington, April 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States announced on Friday the imposition of sanctions against Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in the context of the growing hostility of the Donald Trump administration against the constitutional government of Nicolas Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Over 23,600 Cases of Malaria This Year in Colombia
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
26 de abril de 2019, 15: 53Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Over 23,600 cases of malaria are registered in Colombia so far this year, the Ministry of Health reported today.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venenzuela: Delegation to OAS to Return Next Week
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensas Latina) The Venezuelan diplomatic delegation to the Organization of American States (OAS) will reportedly return to Venezuela next week, after the Government decided to withdraw from the organization.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Ukraine Passes Language Law Opposed by President-Elect and Russia
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-26
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a move which was immediately criticized by President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine's parliament passed a law making Ukrainian the only official language in the country, making it the mandatory language for all public sector workers. The law was long championed by outgoing President Petro Poroshenko, who intends to sign it into law before he leaves …

Ukraine Passes Language Law Opposed by President-Elect and Russia

Police Aggression against Photo Reporter in Bogota Denounced
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A photo reporter from the Colombian news agency Colprensa was attacked by the local police on Thursday, as he was covering the national strike at the Simon Bolivar Square in this capital.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Colombian Indigenous People Continue Mobilized in Permanent Assembly
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) reported that the indigenous communities continue on Friday in the struggle, mobilized in a permanent assembly for land claims and other rights.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Haiti: US mercenaries caught moving $80M from Petrocaribe fund
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-26
Embattled President Jovenel MoàØse used United States' help in a poorly executed, but serious, effort to consolidate power writes Matthew Cole (The Intercept) and Kim Ives (Haiti Liberte). | Reprinted with permission of The Intercept. | *** | Most of the Americans arrived in Port-au-Prince from the United States by private jet early on the morning of February 16. They had packed the eight-passenger charter plane with a stockpile of semiautomatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bulletproof vests and knives. Most had been p…
greenleft.org.au/content/haiti-us-mercenaries-caught-moving-80m-petrocaribe-fund

Venezuela in the Belt and Road, a Space to Boost Foreign Trade
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
PhotoPL: Lonny J. López | Por Yolaidy Martinez RuizBeijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s presence in the 2nd Forum of the Belt and Road shows that it still has a space for work and cooperation, despite the unprecedented sanctions by the United States, Minister of Finance Ivan Zerpa said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Turkey Rejects US Sanctions Against Cuba, Venezuela and Iran
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
26 de abril de 2019, 15: 47Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Turkey"s ambassador in Havana, Berris Ekinci, expressed today the rejection of her country to the US sanctions against Cuba and others such as Venezuela and Iran.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan MP Slammed the OAS as An Extension of the US Gov't
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
Caracas, April 26 (Prensa Latina) The delegate of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Venezuela, Julio Chavez, has described the Organization of American States (OAS) as an extension of the Government of the United States.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

'Like a 3rd world country!' Trump attacks Democrat 'coup' in 1st post-Mueller interview
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-26
Trump unloaded on Democrats, accusing them of an "attempted coup" in his first interview since the release of the Mueller report. Rehashing his usual rhetoric, Trump called the 'Russiagate' flop "bigger than Watergate." | …
rt.com/usa/457579-trump-attempted-coup-p…

Venezuelan Indigenous Minister Denounces Impact of U.S. Sanctions
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-26
26 de abril de 2019, 16: 02United Nations, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister for Indigenous Peoples, Aloha Núñez, denounced on Friday the impact of unilateral measures of the United States on these native communities, which are very affected in their health.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Trump Has Taken Over 40,000 Venezuelan Lives With Sanctions: Report
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-26
(CJ Opinion) — A new study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has found that tens of thousands of Venezuelans have died as a direct result of Trump administration sanctions put into effect in August 2017, and that tens of thousands more are expected to die as a result of additional sanctions put into place …

Trump Has Taken Over 40,000 Venezuelan Lives With Sanctions: Report

Venezuela's Embassy: Activists vs. US Government
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-25
Activists defending the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are ready for a long battle, laying the groundwork for legal challenges as the Trump administration's Elliot Abrams issues warnings against them…
therealnews.com/stories/defense-of-venez…

Venezuela's Parallel Ambassador Seated at OAS as Activists Defend Embassy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-25
The Organization of American States allowed the ambassador of Venezuela's self-declared president to participate in his first meeting. The move could signal an attempt to take over Venezuela's embassy in DC, which activists are defending…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelas-paral…

Colombia: Police Gun Down Ex-FARC Guerrilla, Community Enraged
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-25
At the behest of Colombia's Carrizal community, an investigation has launched into the murder of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla, Dimar Torres, who was killed by police Monday. | RELATED: | Colombians Protest After Infant of FARC Ex-Militant Murdered | Along the Venezuelan border, Torres was making his way home with a grou…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Police-…

Venezuelan opposition reps throw temper tantrums when confronted about lack of legitimacy, interventionist plans at OAS
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-25
At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido's US-backed shadow government — Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky — lost…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/24/tarre-smolans…

Venezuelan Opposition Reps Throw Temper Tantrums When Confronted About Lack of Legitimacy, Interventionist Plans at OAS
Anya Parampil | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-25
At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido's US-backed shadow government — Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky — lost their cool when confronted with critical questions. Both recently attended a closed-door DC meeting on a US military assault.
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-opposition-r…

What Everyone Needs to Know About Venezuela: A Podcast with Miguel Tinker Salas
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-04-25
Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know," joins us for the joint Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuelan politics.
millennialpolitics.co/miguel-tinker-salas-venezuela/

Solidarity with Venezuela now! Protect the embassy
Kevin Zeese | mronline.org | 2019-04-25
We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a U.S. coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is here with the permission of the Venezuelan government to show our solidarity with the Venezuelan […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/25/solidarity-with-…

UN Warns Palestinians Threatened by Major Fiscal Crisis
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-25
A United Nations (U.N.) report published Thursday warns that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is facing "unprecedented" financial challenges due to loss of revenue and extreme austerity measures. | RELATED: | Arab League Pledges $100M a Month to the Palestinian Authority | "A major fiscal crisis, coupled with growing humanitarian needs and lack of a political prospect for a negotiated solution, threatens the stability of the West Bank and the very survival of the Palestinian state…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Warns-Most-Vu…

Arresting Members of the Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective Would be Unlawful
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
We told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy, they are violating international law, and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry, these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are …
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US Sanctions 'Have Taken Thousands of Venezuelan Lives'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-25
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza at a United Nations (U.N.) meeting denounced the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States and asserted that they are not against officials, but against the general population. | RELATED: | Cuban Top Diplomat: John Bolton Is a Pathological Liar | From U.N. headquarters in New York City, the diplomat said that "we are campaigning for ourselves so that the world understands the consequences of the unilateral blockade of the U.S. government…
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Arresting Members Of The Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful
Kevin Zeese | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-25
We have told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy they are violating international law and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission of the elected government of Venezuela. In two …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/arresting-mem…

Civilians are the real victims (and targets) of Trump's Venezuela sanctions
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-25
The Trump administration claims that its increasingly punitive sanctions on Venezuela "do not target the innocent people" but the government of President Nicolas Maduro. A new report on the effects of sanctions debunks that myth. | …
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Activists in Venezuela's DC embassy brace for US-assisted Guaido takeover
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-25
Activists occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro's government are bracing for confrontation as authorities prepare to try to seize the building on behalf of the opposition. | …
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China in Latin America: the U.S. loses its "backyard"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-24
China formally invited Latin America to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative in January 2018, during its meeting with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Santiago, Chile, where the Chinese and Venezuelan chancellors shook hands. Since then, 16 countries in the region have expressed their intention to be part of […] | Source…
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Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective "The Next Two Days Are Crucial"
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-24
Embassy Protection Collective Will Refuse To Turn Over Embassy To US Puppet Government: Arrests Expected The next two days will be crucial for the protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. The Embassy Protection Collective is prepared to stay at the embassy for the foreseeable future, for as long as it takes to protect the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/venezuela-emb…

Dissecting ROAR's article "can the Bolivarian revolution survive the Venezuelan crisis?
Stansfield Smith | mronline.org | 2019-04-24
ROAR published an article Can the Bolivarian revolution survive the Venezuelan crisis? containing the views of different professors, but with only two worth reading: Dario Azzellini's and George Ciccariello-Maher's. Of the others, Raul Zibechi appears to be the chosen faux left commentator committed to repeating U.S. ruling class propaganda against Venezuela. | Source…
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The Trump Administration Is Launching a New Round of Aggression Against Cuba
Peter Kornbluh | thenation.com | 2019-04-24
The Trump Administration Is Launching a New Round of Aggression Against Cuba…
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Former U.N. Official: U.S. Goal Is to "Asphyxiate" Venezuela
Pablo Vivanco | progressive.org | 2019-04-23
Alfred de Zayas argues that Caracas has grounds to reject offers of "aid" coming from Donald Trump's White House, given the precedent of U.S. humanitarian aid being used as a trojan horse.
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Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Ukrainian Presidency in Landslide
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
In a contest against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won an overwhelming majority of 73%, signaling a hunger for real change in Ukraine…
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Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-latest-ir…

Protect the Venezuelan Embassy from Illegal Seizure!
ANSWER Coalition | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
We are calling all people from around the country to come to the Venezuelan Embassy on Wednesday, April 24 and stay there in protection of it.
liberationnews.org/protect-the-venezuela…

Ukraine: Why "OU" Lost By A Landslide
Kevin Zeese | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-22
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) speaks with presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (R) during a presidential election debate at Olimpiyski stadium in Kiev on April 19, 2019 (Photo by Sergei CHUZAVKOV AFP, Getty Images) With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding …
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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…
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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…

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.
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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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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…