Daily Archives: April 30, 2019

2019-04-30: News Headlines

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-30). 'The Moment Is Now': Clashes Erupt After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising in Venezuela. commondreams.org Elected government of President Nicolas Maduro vows to end coup attempt orchestrated by "traitors" supported by Trump administration | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson (2019-04-30). Coup Attempt in Venezuela After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising. theantimedia.com (CD) — The elected government of Venezuela said it is working to put down a right-wing coup attempt after U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning. "The moment is now," said Guaido, who was flanked by dozens of heavily armed soldiers and armored vehicles. "People of Venezuela, it is necessary that …

Staff (2019-04-30). Mike Pence Confirms U.S. Support for Venezuelan Coup Effort. truthdig.com Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is firmly on the side of the coup plotters in Venezuela as violent clashes between the elected government and opposition forces led by Juan Guaido quickly escalated. | "To Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and all the freedom-loving people of Venezuela who are taking to the streets today in Operacion Libertad—Estamos con ustedes! We are with you!" Pence tweeted. "America will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored. Va…

Eds. (2019-04-30). Venezuela: military uprising in Caracas (in development). mronline.org A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas. | Source

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Activates Plan against Irregular Groups in Tachira. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The political protector of the Venezuelan State in Tachira, Freddy Bernal, on Tuesday announced the implementation of a plan to neutralize and dismantle active criminal groups on the border with Colombia.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Bolivia Condemns Failed Coup d'Etat in Venezuela. plenglish.com La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia President Evo Morales on Tuesday condemned the attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by local and foreign rightwing, to destabilize that country and against the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Army Ratifies Loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez ratified Monday that Venezuelan military units remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro in the face of new coup attempts.

Fight Back (2019-04-30). FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with Minister of Communes. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation in Venezuela met the Minister of Communes Blanca Eckhout, after her triumphant speech about building 2.6 million new homes. Eckhout quoted Hugo Chavez, saying, "Our new society cannot be capitalist because capitalism is designed to destroy our homeland, our society and our people." | The FRSO delegation is meeting with communists, progressive political figures and members of Venezuela's government.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-30). A Military Uprising is Unfolding in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise up. | According to reports, a group from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service freed Leopoldo Lopez from house arrest early Tuesday morning. Lopez then joined Guaido and a handful of members from different branches of the armed forces in the Altamira highway in eastern Caracas close to La Carlota airbase. Lopez and Guaido published videos on…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Seeks Refuge in Chile Embassy. telesurenglish.net Leopoldo Lopez requested protection this Tuesday afternoon as a guest at the Chilean embassy in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account. | "Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats," Ampuero said in a tweet.

RT (2019-04-30). Bolton calls for 'regime change' in Venezuela soon. rt.com US national security advisor John Bolton has called for "change of the regime" in Caracas, and accused Cuba of controlling the current government of Venezuela, while backing an opposition politician's attempt at armed coup.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Maduro Calls for Biggest Mobilization against Failed Coup. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called Tuesday for the biggest mobilization against the attempted coup d"etat organized since this morning by opposition leaders.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 10: 11Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.

The Red Poppy Art House (2019-04-30). Music of the Banned – Music from Iran, Kurdistan, Sudan and Venezuela. indybay.org Brava Theater | 2781 24th St | San Francisco, CA 94110…

Emma Fiala (2019-04-30). Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday's coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro. A military uprising began Tuesday morning after a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaido. With full support of the United States and its allies, Guaido illegally proclaimed himself "interim president" in January. | In a tweet, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned the attempted coup on Tuesday stating, "We strongly condemn the attempted coup d'état on #Venezuela the part of the right which is submissive to foreign interests. Sure that the courageous Bolivarian revolution at the head of the brother @Nico…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Bolivian Foreign Ministry Condemns Attempted Coup in Venezuela. plenglish.com La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Foreign Ministry reiterated Tuesday its condemnation of an attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by the local and foreign right.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net International law seems to matter little to the United States (U.S.) government as they once again have publicly expressed support for a coup attempt against the constitutional and democratically elected government of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt | One of the first to ratify his support for the destabilizing attempt was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who as news of an attempted coup reached t…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.

Staff (2019-04-30). Clashes Erupt After US-Backed Guaidó Calls for Military Uprising in Venezuela. truthout.org This is a breaking news story… Check back for updates.The elected government of Venezuela said it is working to put down a right-wing coup attempt after U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning. | "The moment is now," said Guaido, who was flanked by dozen…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-30). Mike Pence Confirms: 'We Are With' Coup Plotters in Venezuela. commondreams.org The Vice President's affirmation of U.S. support was echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt. telesurenglish.net President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello denied the capture of La Carlota Air Base after a small group of soldiers revolted to promote a coup d'état with the far right against the government of Nicolas Maduro. | "No military installation has been violated in the country, they are on the street in the Altamira Distributor and we are directing operations from La Carlota Air Base," he explained. | Likewise, the national government has called on the Venezuelan people to move to the Miraflores presidential palace to reject the coup attempt. | Early this Tuesday Vice President o…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 10: 08Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Putin Analyzes Events in Venezuela with his Security Council. plenglish.com Moscow, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin analyzed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said on Tuesday.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2019. democracynow.org Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Claim a Coup Is Underway, Trump to Make Asylum Seekers Pay Application Fees, Trump Organization Sues Banks in Bid to Resist Congressional Subpoenas, Pentagon Links More U.S. Military Members to Neo-Nazi Group, Christchurch, NZ Police Find Explosive Device Amid Fears of More Anti-Muslim Violence, Terror Suspect Arrested After Receiving Fake Explosives from FBI Informant, Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Killed in Synagogue Shooting, Mourned at San Diego Funeral, Trump to Designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Who Oversaw Mueller Probe, Ste…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela. plenglish.com Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.

ZeroHedge (2019-04-30). Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro. mintpressnews.com As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Live Updates: Venezuelan Soldiers Tricked Into Supporting Coup. telesurenglish.net Juan Guaido, the opposition lawmaker who illegally self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela, Tuesday morning made a call on social media asking the military and people to begin an uprising against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela | Senior government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country's population to do the same and march towards the Mirafl…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Denounces Coup Actions to the International Community. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Tuesday to the international community the support of the Colombian and U.S. governments for the new coup attempt.

Fight Back (2019-04-30). Eyewitness Venezuela: No coup, people defend President Maduro. fightbacknews.org Reporting by the FRSO delegation in Caracas | The following report is from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization delegation in Venezuela. | Caracas, Venezuela — There is excitement, April 30, in the streets as tens of thousands stream towards Miraflores Palace where President Maduro leads Venezuela. While rumors of an attempted coup are broadcast on the news, special police and Venezuelan military are mobilized at key crossroads and strategic buildings. The mood is serious, but calm as the mobilization to defend President Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution grows | Early morning, we woke to hear a lone w…

C.J. Atkins (2019-04-30). U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela moves into "final phase" peoplesworld.org In an all-or-nothing gamble, the Trump administration's man in Caracas, opposition leader Juan Guaído, has opened what he's calling the "final phase" of the effort to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela. Appearing in a video flanked by a few dozen heavily armed troops outside La Carlota air base in the capital city before sunrise …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). With U.S. Support, Venezuelan Opposition Launch a Coup in Latest Attempt to Oust Maduro. democracynow.org Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says a coup is underway in Caracas. Guaidó appeared this morning, in a video posted online, standing among heavily armed soldiers, proclaiming he is "starting the final phase of Operation Liberty." He appeared alongside formerly jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López, who said he'd been freed from house arrest by military officers loyal to the opposition. Venezuela's defense minister said the government of Nicolás Maduro remains in control and that military units reported "normality" at barracks and bases across Venezuela. We speak to attorney Eva Golinger, who who served…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). International Community, World Leaders Reject Coup in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Leaders in Latin America and the world rejected Tuesday the coup against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro which was launched by opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, who illegally self-proclaimed himself "interim president" in January with the support of the United States and its regional right-wing allies. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Defense Minister Rejects Guaido's Calls For Coup | Early Tuesday morning, Bolivian President Evo Morales tweeted, "We strongly condemn the coup att…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 08: 51Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.

Michael Hughes (2019-04-30). US Government, Corporate Media Join Forces in Neoliberal War Against Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org President Donald Trump and the likes of the New York Times might seem like strange bedfellows but they have found common cause in seeking regime change in Venezuela, a country that poses no threat to the United States but sits on the world's largest proven oil reserves. Trump administration sanctions have already killed tens of …

Staff (2019-04-30). Internet Restrictions Reported as Venezuela Crisis Intensifies. truthdig.com CARACAS, Venezuela—The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): | 12: 25 p.m. | A group that monitors internet censorship says Venezuela's state run internet provider has been restricting access to YouTube and Google services following the opposition leader's call for the military to revolt against President Nicolás Maduro. | The non-governmental NetBlocks group says access to the services remains intermittently available since the restrictions don't appear to be completely effective. | It says Twitter, Facebook and several other services were briefly restricted earlier, although core i…

Muhammad Hussein (2019-04-30). Remembering the Revelations of US Torture at Abu Ghraib. globalresearch.ca The infamous Abu Ghraib prison complex in Iraq was revealed to be the centre of an extensive network run by the US military after the coalition's invasion of the country in 2003. Abuse and torture of largely innocent civilian Iraqi …

RT (2019-04-30). Pompeo's talk of 'Russian meddling' is not about democracy, but about power. rt.com The 'Russian meddling' conspiracy theory was hatched by Democrats in 2016 as a way to defeat Donald Trump. Now the Trump administration is invoking it to justify massive military spending, spying, coups and censorship.

Dan Bacher (2019-04-30). Judge fines pipeline company $3.3 million for 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill. indybay.org Missing from the press releases from the Santa Barbara County DA's Office, Attorney General's Office and environmental groups and the superficial press coverage of the spill, the investigation, the jury trial and sentencing is one of the biggest and most ironic stories regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. In a classic example of the deep regulatory capture that pervades what passes for "marine protection" in California, the head of the oil industry trade association, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), that lobbies for the Plains All American Pipeline corporation happens to be the very same "marine guard…

Larry Willis (2019-04-30). Another Bad Idea Brought to You by the Koch Brothers. commondreams.org "Let's not let a couple of greedy multi-billionaires further enrich themselves by pitting Americans against one another," writes Willis. "Instead, let's do the right thing. Let's fund all of our surface transportation infrastructure at the levels they deserve." (Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-04-29). Libyan Mufti Urges Muslims To Boycott Hajj Over Saudi Crimes. telesurenglish.net Libya's Grand Mufti Sadiq al-Ghariani called on Muslims around the world to boycott Hajj because the Saudi government is allegedly using the pilgramage revenues to commit crimes against "fellow Muslims". | RELATED: | US Wants To Carve Up Venezuela Like Syria and Libya: Russia | In Ghariani's opinion, making the pilgramage to Mecca is important for all Muslims, but going a second time would be committing "an act of sin rather than a good deed" because of the money that goes to the…

United Nations (2019-04-29). Monday's Daily Brief: drug-resistant diseases, Venezuelan refugees, fighting in Tripoli, and hate speech. un.org Top stories this Monday include: 10 million people could die every year due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian aid; civilians continue to be under fire in Libya; and a summit to tackle hate speech.

John McEvoy (2019-04-29). Activists are resisting threats to seize Venezuela's embassy in Washington. thecanary.co Named the Embassy Protection Collective, scores of activists are currently occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. The collective, which includes prominent US organisers and journalists, is resisting threats from the US-backed Venezuelan opposition to seize the embassy illegally. | Embassy Protection Collective: | Venezuelan diplomats were given "a two-week ultimatum to vacate the embass…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-29). New Report Reveals US Sanctions Have Cost 40,000 Venezuelan Lives. mintpressnews.com The Washington DC-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) published a report Thursday on the effects of US sanctions against Venezuela. | The 27-page paper was authored by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, who determined that sanctions have "inflicted very serious harm to human life" in Venezuela. | "The sanctions are depriving Venezuelans of lifesaving medicines, medical equipment, food, and other essential imports," Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR, said in a press release. For his part, Sachs added, "American s…

United Nations (2019-04-29). Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding. un.org Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-29). PATRICK LAWRENCE: The US Moves on Iran's Oil Market as an Expression of an Irrational Foreign Policy. consortiumnews.com Patrick Lawrence gauges the backfiring potential of Pompeo's withdrawal on Thursday of U.S. sanction waivers from eight major importers. A Decisive Defeat in Long-Running Battle with Foreign Policy Minders By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Secretary of State Mike… Read more →

Fight Back (2019-04-28). FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with communist leaders. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On their first day in Venezuela, April 28, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation held a two-hour meeting with members of Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) Central Committee and leaders of the Communist Youth of Venezuela. | The FRSO delegation is headed by Organizational Secretary Tom Burke. | The groups shared their views on the revolutionary struggle in both of their countries, and the importance of international solidarity. | Pedro Eusse, a PCV Politburo member and trade union leader, said "If there is anything positive about the U.S. aggression we face today, it is th…

Fight Back (2019-04-27). Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Arreaza addresses NYC activists. fightbacknews.org New York, NY — More than 50 people gathered at The People's Forum, on the evening of April 25 for a talk by the Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza. Arreaza was part of a Venezuelan delegation visiting the United Nations to demand an end to U.S. sanctions against their country. The sanctions have completely frozen Venezuelan assets and have stalled government activities meant to help the population. | In the last few months, the United States has heightened the attacks on the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro. While the U.S. has always attempted to meddle in Venezuelan aff…

Eds. (2019-04-27). Venezuelan Government announces arrests over electrical blackouts. mronline.org The government issued an arrest warrant request for the ex-security chief of the Guri Complex, who allegedly fled to the US following the March blackouts. | Source

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-27). Voices from Inside the Besieged Venezuelan Embassy. mintpressnews.com "If [the U.S. invades the Venezuelan Embassy] tomorrow, it will send a message to the world that no embassy is safe in the United States… it's a message that 'if you don't bow down to us, do what we tell you, put in the government that we'd like, we will take your embassy." – Kevin Zeese…

2019-04-30: Social Media Postees

With U.S. Support, Venezuelan Opposition Launch a Coup in Latest Attempt to Oust Maduro
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says a coup is underway in Caracas. Guaidó appeared this morning, in a video posted online, standing among heavily armed soldiers, proclaiming he is "starting the final phase of Operation Liberty." He appeared alongside formerly jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López, who said he'd been freed from house arrest by military officers loyal to the opposition. Venezuela's defense minister said the government of Nicolás Maduro remains in control and that military units reported "normality" at barracks and bases across Venezuela. We speak to attorney Eva Golinger, who who served…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/30/with_us_s…

Venezuela Activates Plan against Irregular Groups in Tachira
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The political protector of the Venezuelan State in Tachira, Freddy Bernal, on Tuesday announced the implementation of a plan to neutralize and dismantle active criminal groups on the border with Colombia.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela moves into "final phase"
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-30
In an all-or-nothing gamble, the Trump administration's man in Caracas, opposition leader Juan Guaído, has opened what he's calling the "final phase" of the effort to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela. Appearing in a video flanked by a few dozen heavily armed troops outside La Carlota air base in the capital city before sunrise …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-backed-coup…

Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…
mintpressnews.com/blackwater-erik-prince…

Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello denied the capture of La Carlota Air Base after a small group of soldiers revolted to promote a coup d'état with the far right against the government of Nicolas Maduro. | "No military installation has been violated in the country, they are on the street in the Altamira Distributor and we are directing operations from La Carlota Air Base," he explained. | Likewise, the national government has called on the Venezuelan people to move to the Miraflores presidential palace to reject the coup attempt. | Early this Tuesday Vice President o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Govt-…

Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Seeks Refuge in Chile Embassy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Leopoldo Lopez requested protection this Tuesday afternoon as a guest at the Chilean embassy in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account. | "Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats," Ampuero said in a tweet.
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Oppos…

'The Moment Is Now': Clashes Erupt After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising in Venezuela
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
Elected government of President Nicolas Maduro vows to end coup attempt orchestrated by "traitors" supported by Trump administration | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/04/30/moment-…

Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
30 de abril de 2019, 10: 11Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Denounces Coup Actions to the International Community
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Tuesday to the international community the support of the Colombian and U.S. governments for the new coup attempt.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Coup Attempt in Venezuela After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-30
(CD) — The elected government of Venezuela said it is working to put down a right-wing coup attempt after U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning. "The moment is now," said Guaido, who was flanked by dozens of heavily armed soldiers and armored vehicles. "People of Venezuela, it is necessary that …

Coup Attempt in Venezuela After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising

Bolivia Condemns Failed Coup d'Etat in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia President Evo Morales on Tuesday condemned the attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by local and foreign rightwing, to destabilize that country and against the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela: military uprising in Caracas (in development)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-30
A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/30/venezuela-milita…

Live Updates: Venezuelan Soldiers Tricked Into Supporting Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Juan Guaido, the opposition lawmaker who illegally self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela, Tuesday morning made a call on social media asking the military and people to begin an uprising against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela | Senior government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country's population to do the same and march towards the Mirafl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Live-Updates-Gua…

Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
30 de abril de 2019, 08: 51Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela
Emma Fiala | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday's coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro. A military uprising began Tuesday morning after a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaido. With full support of the United States and its allies, Guaido illegally proclaimed himself "interim president" in January. | In a tweet, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned the attempted coup on Tuesday stating, "We strongly condemn the attempted coup d'état on #Venezuela the part of the right which is submissive to foreign interests. Sure that the courageous Bolivarian revolution at the head of the brother @Nico…
mintpressnews.com/activists-world-leader…

Maduro Calls for Biggest Mobilization against Failed Coup
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called Tuesday for the biggest mobilization against the attempted coup d"etat organized since this morning by opposition leaders.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

International Community, World Leaders Reject Coup in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Leaders in Latin America and the world rejected Tuesday the coup against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro which was launched by opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, who illegally self-proclaimed himself "interim president" in January with the support of the United States and its regional right-wing allies. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Defense Minister Rejects Guaido's Calls For Coup | Early Tuesday morning, Bolivian President Evo Morales tweeted, "We strongly condemn the coup att…
telesurenglish.net/news/International-Co…

Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
30 de abril de 2019, 10: 08Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Music of the Banned – Music from Iran, Kurdistan, Sudan and Venezuela
The Red Poppy Art House | indybay.org | 2019-04-30
Brava Theater | 2781 24th St | San Francisco, CA 94110…
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Mike Pence Confirms U.S. Support for Venezuelan Coup Effort
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-30
Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is firmly on the side of the coup plotters in Venezuela as violent clashes between the elected government and opposition forces led by Juan Guaido quickly escalated. | "To Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and all the freedom-loving people of Venezuela who are taking to the streets today in Operacion Libertad–Estamos con ustedes! We are with you!" Pence tweeted. "America will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored. Va…
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Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.
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A Military Uprising is Unfolding in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise up. | According to reports, a group from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service freed Leopoldo Lopez from house arrest early Tuesday morning. Lopez then joined Guaido and a handful of members from different branches of the armed forces in the Altamira highway in eastern Caracas close to La Carlota airbase. Lopez and Guaido published videos on…
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Eyewitness Venezuela: No coup, people defend President Maduro
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-30
Reporting by the FRSO delegation in Caracas | The following report is from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization delegation in Venezuela. | Caracas, Venezuela — There is excitement, April 30, in the streets as tens of thousands stream towards Miraflores Palace where President Maduro leads Venezuela. While rumors of an attempted coup are broadcast on the news, special police and Venezuelan military are mobilized at key crossroads and strategic buildings. The mood is serious, but calm as the mobilization to defend President Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution grows | Early morning, we woke to hear a lone w…
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Putin Analyzes Events in Venezuela with his Security Council
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Moscow, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin analyzed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said on Tuesday.
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Venezuelan Army Ratifies Loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez ratified Monday that Venezuelan military units remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro in the face of new coup attempts.
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FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with Minister of Communes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Venezuela – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation in Venezuela met the Minister of Communes Blanca Eckhout, after her triumphant speech about building 2.6 million new homes. Eckhout quoted Hugo Chavez, saying, "Our new society cannot be capitalist because capitalism is designed to destroy our homeland, our society and our people." | The FRSO delegation is meeting with communists, progressive political figures and members of Venezuela's government.
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Internet Restrictions Reported as Venezuela Crisis Intensifies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-30
CARACAS, Venezuela–The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): | 12: 25 p.m. | A group that monitors internet censorship says Venezuela's state run internet provider has been restricting access to YouTube and Google services following the opposition leader's call for the military to revolt against President Nicolás Maduro. | The non-governmental NetBlocks group says access to the services remains intermittently available since the restrictions don't appear to be completely effective. | It says Twitter, Facebook and several other services were briefly restricted earlier, although core i…
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Mike Pence Confirms: 'We Are With' Coup Plotters in Venezuela
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
The Vice President's affirmation of U.S. support was echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Government, Corporate Media Join Forces in Neoliberal War Against Venezuela
Michael Hughes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-30
President Donald Trump and the likes of the New York Times might seem like strange bedfellows but they have found common cause in seeking regime change in Venezuela, a country that poses no threat to the United States but sits on the world's largest proven oil reserves. Trump administration sanctions have already killed tens of …
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Clashes Erupt After US-Backed Guaidó Calls for Military Uprising in Venezuela
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-30
This is a breaking news story… Check back for updates.The elected government of Venezuela said it is working to put down a right-wing coup attempt after U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising in a video posted to Twitter Tuesday morning. | "The moment is now," said Guaido, who was flanked by dozen…
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Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.
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Bolivian Foreign Ministry Condemns Attempted Coup in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Foreign Ministry reiterated Tuesday its condemnation of an attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by the local and foreign right.
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Bolton calls for 'regime change' in Venezuela soon
rt.com | 2019-04-30
US national security advisor John Bolton has called for "change of the regime" in Caracas, and accused Cuba of controlling the current government of Venezuela, while backing an opposition politician's attempt at armed coup. | …
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US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
International law seems to matter little to the United States (U.S.) government as they once again have publicly expressed support for a coup attempt against the constitutional and democratically elected government of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt | One of the first to ratify his support for the destabilizing attempt was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who as news of an attempted coup reached t…
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Remembering the Revelations of US Torture at Abu Ghraib
Muhammad Hussein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The infamous Abu Ghraib prison complex in Iraq was revealed to be the centre of an extensive network run by the US military after the coalition's invasion of the country in 2003. Abuse and torture of largely innocent civilian Iraqi …
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Pompeo's talk of 'Russian meddling' is not about democracy, but about power
rt.com | 2019-04-30
The 'Russian meddling' conspiracy theory was hatched by Democrats in 2016 as a way to defeat Donald Trump. Now the Trump administration is invoking it to justify massive military spending, spying, coups and censorship. | …
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Another Bad Idea Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
Larry Willis | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
"Let's not let a couple of greedy multi-billionaires further enrich themselves by pitting Americans against one another," writes Willis. "Instead, let's do the right thing. Let's fund all of our surface transportation infrastructure at the levels they deserve." (Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Judge fines pipeline company $3.3 million for 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-04-30
Missing from the press releases from the Santa Barbara County DA's Office, Attorney General's Office and environmental groups and the superficial press coverage of the spill, the investigation, the jury trial and sentencing is one of the biggest and most ironic stories regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. In a classic example of the deep regulatory capture that pervades what passes for "marine protection" in California, the head of the oil industry trade association, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), that lobbies for the Plains All American Pipeline corporation happens to be the very same "marine guard…
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Monday's Daily Brief: drug-resistant diseases, Venezuelan refugees, fighting in Tripoli, and hate speech
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-29
Top stories this Monday include: 10 million people could die every year due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian aid; civilians continue to be under fire in Libya; and a summit to tackle hate speech.
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Libyan Mufti Urges Muslims To Boycott Hajj Over Saudi Crimes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-29
Libya's Grand Mufti Sadiq al-Ghariani called on Muslims around the world to boycott Hajj because the Saudi government is allegedly using the pilgramage revenues to commit crimes against "fellow Muslims". | RELATED: | US Wants To Carve Up Venezuela Like Syria and Libya: Russia | In Ghariani's opinion, making the pilgramage to Mecca is important for all Muslims, but going a second time would be committing "an act of sin rather than a good deed" because of the money that goes to the…
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Some 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian assistance; UNICEF looks to boost response funding
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-29
Without increased support, the health, education and well-being of at least 327,000 children from Venezuela living as migrants and refugees in Colombia will be in jeopardy, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.
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New Report Reveals US Sanctions Have Cost 40,000 Venezuelan Lives
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-29
The Washington DC-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) published a report Thursday on the effects of US sanctions against Venezuela. | The 27-page paper was authored by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, who determined that sanctions have "inflicted very serious harm to human life" in Venezuela. | "The sanctions are depriving Venezuelans of lifesaving medicines, medical equipment, food, and other essential imports," Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR, said in a press release. For his part, Sachs added, "American s…
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Activists are resisting threats to seize Venezuela's embassy in Washington
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-29
Named the Embassy Protection Collective, scores of activists are currently occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. The collective, which includes prominent US organisers and journalists, is resisting threats from the US-backed Venezuelan opposition to seize the embassy illegally. | Embassy Protection Collective: | Venezuelan diplomats were given "a two-week ultimatum to vacate the embass…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/04/29/activists-are-resisting-threats-to-seize-venezuelas-embassy-in-washington/

PATRICK LAWRENCE: The US Moves on Iran's Oil Market as an Expression of an Irrational Foreign Policy
consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-29
Patrick Lawrence gauges the backfiring potential of Pompeo's withdrawal on Thursday of U.S. sanction waivers from eight major importers. A Decisive Defeat in Long-Running Battle with Foreign Policy Minders By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Secretary of State Mike… Read more ?…
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FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with communist leaders
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-28
Caracas, Venezuela – On their first day in Venezuela, April 28, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation held a two-hour meeting with members of Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) Central Committee and leaders of the Communist Youth of Venezuela. | The FRSO delegation is headed by Organizational Secretary Tom Burke. | The groups shared their views on the revolutionary struggle in both of their countries, and the importance of international solidarity. | Pedro Eusse, a PCV Politburo member and trade union leader, said "If there is anything positive about the U.S. aggression we face today, it is th…
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Voices from Inside the Besieged Venezuelan Embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-27
"If [the U.S. invades the Venezuelan Embassy] tomorrow, it will send a message to the world that no embassy is safe in the United States… it's a message that 'if you don't bow down to us, do what we tell you, put in the government that we'd like, we will take your embassy." – Kevin Zeese…
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Canada Gets Cozy with Repressive Middle East Monarchies
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-27
While Justin Trudeau's government embraces repressive Middle East monarchies, they want us to believe their campaign to oust Venezuela's government is motivated by support for democracy and human rights. On a tour of the Middle East last week Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan met his United Arab Emirates counterpart Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi in …
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Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Arreaza addresses NYC activists
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-27
New York, NY — More than 50 people gathered at The People's Forum, on the evening of April 25 for a talk by the Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza. Arreaza was part of a Venezuelan delegation visiting the United Nations to demand an end to U.S. sanctions against their country. The sanctions have completely frozen Venezuelan assets and have stalled government activities meant to help the population. | In the last few months, the United States has heightened the attacks on the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro. While the U.S. has always attempted to meddle in Venezuelan aff…
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Venezuelan Government announces arrests over electrical blackouts
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-27
The government issued an arrest warrant request for the ex-security chief of the Guri Complex, who allegedly fled to the US following the March blackouts. | Source…
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