Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

2019-05-01: News Headlines

Craig Murray (2019-05-01). Venezuela and Binary Choice: Juan Guaido's Coup Attempt. globalresearch.ca When a CIA-backed military coup is attempted by a long term CIA puppet, roared on by John Bolton and backed with the offer of Blackwater mercenaries, in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, I have no difficulty whatsoever …

RT (2019-05-01). 'You're from Florida, not Caracas': Marco Rubio's Twitter fest supporting Guaido gets a bashing. rt.com US Senator Marco Rubio has emerged as a primary backer of the ongoing attempted coup in Venezuela, as he rushed to Twitter to show his support for Washington protégé Juan Guaido — and faced much criticism from the Twitteratti.

W. T. Whitney (2019-05-01). Social Unrest as Obstacle to Colombian Military Intervention in Venezuela. counterpunch.org Rightwing Colombian governments, obedient to the United States and unhappy with socialist Venezuela, have provided muscle behind the U.S. push for regime change there. What are the capacities of Colombia to intervene militarily in Venezuela? The mainstream and alternative media offer little in this regard. The argument here is that political instability in Colombia is More

plenglish (2019-05-01). Coup Attempt in Venezuela, a Weakness of the Opposition. plenglish.com La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The attempted coup d"état in Venezuela shows the weakness of the internal opposition, which needs external support to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, said Bolivian political scientist and ex-minister of government Hugo Moldiz.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-05-01). Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Guaido Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy. globalresearch.ca UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Guaido and Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke …

Jason Ditz (2019-05-01). US Claims Maduro Was Going to Flee Venezuela, but the Russians Stopped Him. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — When the Venezuelan coup attempt launched earlier on Tuesday, the Trump administration likely didn't figure on having to justify its failure, when officials were loudly endorsing what they had dubbed Operacion Libertad. By evening, the operation had failed, however, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to CNN to try to pin the blame …

plenglish (2019-05-01). Venezuelans Called to Great March in Defense of Sovereignty. plenglish.com Caracas, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan revolutionary forces are called on Wednesday to a great popular demonstration in defense of the nation"s sovereignty on International Workers" Day.

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Police Attack Venezuela Solidarity Rally In Argentina. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, police in Buenos Aires heavily repressed a large protest at the Venezuelan Embassy in Argentina. The protesters showing solidarity with the Bolivarian government against the military coup that was ongoing at the time. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | "That guy shot me in the head" exclaimed one protester who had been hit by a police tear gas canister shot from close range. Videos of the moment were captured on Argentina's C5N channe…

WSWS (2019-05-01). Guaidó launches abortive military coup in Venezuela. wsws.org By late Tuesday, there was little indication that Guaidó's call had provoked any significant uprising within Venezuela's military.

Derrick Broze (2019-05-01). Coup Attempt in Venezuela: What You're Not Being Told. theantimedia.com The reality of the situation in Venezuela is much more complicated than the likes of CNN would have the American people believe. (TMU) — The turbulent situation that has been unfolding in Venezuela for the last few years reached new heights on Tuesday as opposition leader and self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaidó attempted to wrangle power away …

Editor (2019-05-01). End all coup attempts on Venezuela! workers.org April 30 — Anti-imperialists in the United States must unite once more, just as we did in February, March and April, to stop the coup that U.S. imperialism is attempting to carry out against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela and against all the workers, farmers, Indigenous and poor people of . . . | Continue reading End all coup attempts on Venezuela! at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-05-01). UK Labour Hold Solidarity Event For Bolivia And Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Labour Party members in the U.K. came together on Tuesday to celebrate the progressive gains made by Bolivia's leftist government, which is led by the popular President Evo Morales. However, as the attempted coup in Venezuela unfolded, the speakers raised the importance of solidarity with the Bolivarian country. | RELATED: | Bolivia Under Evo Morales: 13 Years of Reclaiming Sovereignty | The event was organised by "Labour Friends Of A Progressive Latin America", which is a ca…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-05-01). Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration—with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …

RT (2019-05-01). Guaido supporters confront anti-intervention activists at Venezuelan Embassy in DC (VIDEO). rt.com Police have shut down the entrance to the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, as crowds backing the country's opposition confront the activists who have been defending the building for over two weeks.

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-05-01). April 30 From Vietnam to Venezuela: Workers Defeat U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org While we watch the defeat of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela unfold, we remember that on April 30, 1975, Victory in Vietnam Day and the Eve of May Day, International Workers' Day, the workers and peasants of Vietnam defeated the mightiest, deadliest war machine since that of Nazi Germany, namely that of American imperialism, at the cost of the lives of 3 million Vietnamese, 1 million Cambodians, 1 million Laotians, 58,000 Americans and thousands of other people.

plenglish (2019-05-01). We Demand End of US Blockade and Political Hostility, Diaz-Canel Says. plenglish.com Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Monday the May 1 parade will be a scene to denounce the US aggressiveness against Venezuela and Nicaragua and demand the rapid release of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Editor (2019-05-01). !Alto a las sanciones estadounidenses! workers.org La pandilla que anuncia las políticas de Washington ha establecido un programa de castigo, dirigido a poblaciones de países en tres continentes. Cualquier tribunal internacional honesto los acusaría de crímenes contra la humanidad. Los manifestantes en Nueva York se unen a millones de personas que rechazan las sanciones de los . . . | Continue reading !Alto a las sanciones estadounidenses! at Workers.org

Teddy Ostrow (2019-05-01). Zero Percent of US Corporate Media Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19—4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took …

Fight Back (2019-05-01). La delegación de FRSO en Venezuela se reúne con el Ministro de Comunas. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – La delegación de la Organización Socialista del Camino a la Libertad (FRSO) en Venezuela se reunió con la Ministra de Comunas Blanca Eckhout, después de su discurso triunfante sobre la construcción de 2.6 millones de nuevas viviendas. Eckhout citó a Hugo Chávez y dijo: "Nuestra nueva sociedad no puede ser capitalista porque el capitalismo está diseñado para destruir nuestra patria, nuestra sociedad y nuestra gente". | La delegación de la FRSO se reúne con comunistas, figuras políticas progresistas y miembros del gobierno de Venezuela.

Dan Bacher (2019-05-01). 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…

Scott Ritter (2019-05-01). My Letter from Joe Biden. truthdig.com Author's note: The 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition will go down in history as one of the greatest geopolitical disasters in modern history. Then-Sen. Joe Biden was in a unique position to prevent this war from happening. That he chose not to speaks volumes about the man who now seeks to become the next president of the United States. My personal experiences with Biden from 1998 to 2002 provide a window into the character of the man that Americans should familiarize themselves with before considering whether to give him their support. | "I envy your position. I sincerely do.

Gerry Condon (2019-05-01). This US-Back Rightwing Coup Attempt in Venezuela Must Be Condemned. commondreams.org Pro-Guaid√≥ police officers walk around Altamira distribuitor on April 30, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Through a live broadcast via social media, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against the government of Nicol√°s Maduro. (Photo: Carolain Caraballo/Vizzor Image/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). US Bars US Pilots And Planes From Flying Venezuelan Airspace. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday evening issued an order prohibiting U.S. air operators from flying below 7,900 meters (about 26,000 feet) in Venezuela's airspace until further notice, citing "increasing political instability and tensions". | The FAA notice said any air operators currently in Venezuela, which would include private jets, should depart within 48 hours. | The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military in order to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro; however, it appears his coup has failed. | According to the Reuter…

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…

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…

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 …

plenglish (2019-04-30). Colombia Left-wing Condemns Attempted Coup in Venezuela. plenglish.com Bogota, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of left-wing parties and movements in Colombia today condemned the attempted coup d"état against the constitutional government of Venezuela.

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.

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…

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.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Biden and Democrats Support Trump's Coup Attempt in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The thin line between the Democratic establishment and the Republicans was once again crossed today, as many highly influential Demoracts showed their public support for the illegal Trump-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, following close to their political rivals remarks. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Early in the morning as the situation unfolded in the capital city of Caracas, Trump, Rubio, Bolton, Abrams, Pompeo in blatant violation of law…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Cuban Doctors in Bolivia Reject Coup Attempt in Venezuela. plenglish.com La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The professionals of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia today rejected the coup attempt carried out in Venezuela by the right and expressed their support for the people and Government of President Nicolás Maduro.

Nick Rehwaldt (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Coup Attempt Sputters as Majority of Military Remain Loyal to Maduro. mintpressnews.com The Venezuelan opposition will not be able to achieve success on its own. Instead leaders of the opposition will try to pull larger world powers like the U.S. and NATO into the conflict so that they can topple the Maduro regime.

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…

RT (2019-04-30). Fire up the plane! Pompeo tells Maduro to flee Venezuela via CNN. rt.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was ready to fly away to Cuba and leave Caracas to the US-backed opposition leader, but Russia talked him out of it, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed in interviews.

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.

Staff (2019-04-30). Venezuela's Guaidó Falsely Claims Military Uprising in Progress: Mainstream Media Falls in Line. therealnews.com Tuesday morning self-declared president and opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on the military and the population to oppose the Maduro government. Only a few thousand civilians and very few soldiers heeded the call. Mike Fox reports from Caracas…

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…

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.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). President Maduro Speaks to the Nation. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that the La Carlota Military Base was never taken, but that a group of rebellious soldiers concentrated in the Altamira highway. In this regard, he highlighted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Force in neutralizing the attempted coup. | He went on to say that the government has faced attempted coups as never before in history because of the extreme right's desire to "impose an illegitimate government and subject the country to a neocolonial model." "Today was a contrast of peace and violence in Venezuela, a coup d'état, delivered to foreign interests and t…

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.

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 Guaidó, 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 …

plenglish (2019-04-30). Any Attempted coup will be Defeated in Venezuela, says Cabello. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The president of Venezuela"s National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, assured today that further right-wing coup attempts in the country will be defeated.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Strong Rejection of the ALBA to Coup Attempt in Venezuela. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 16: 33Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) strongly rejected the attempted coup d"état in Venezuela and called for international solidarity to defend the independence and sovereignty of the South American country.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela's Armed Forces Restates Loyalty to Legitimate Institutions. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino restated on Tuesday that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) remains loyal to the legitimate institutions of Venezuelan Government.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Global Condemnation of Attempted Coup in Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) After the attempted coup d"état promoted here Tuesday by the opposition, leaders and left-wing parties around the world express their support to this South American nation and reject the use of violence.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuelans Concentrate on Miraflores in Rejection of Coup Attempt. plenglish.com Caracas, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan revolutionary forces gathered this Tuesday in the surroundings of the Government, in the Miraflores Palace, in rejection of the failed coup d"état promoted by a sector of the national opposition in the early hours of the morning.

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

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). Brazil's PT Condemns Attempted Coup in Venezuela. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 17: 11Brasilia, April 30 (Prensa Latina) The Workers" Party (PT) of Brazil condemned this Tuesday the attempted coup d"état organized since this morning by opposition leaders in Venezuela.

2019-05-01: Social Media Postees

Social Unrest as Obstacle to Colombian Military Intervention in Venezuela
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Rightwing Colombian governments, obedient to the United States and unhappy with socialist Venezuela, have provided muscle behind the U.S. push for regime change there. What are the capacities of Colombia to intervene militarily in Venezuela? The mainstream and alternative media offer little in this regard. The argument here is that political instability in Colombia is…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/01/social-unres…

Judge fines pipeline company $3.3 million for 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/28/1882301…

My Letter from Joe Biden
Scott Ritter | truthdig.com | 2019-05-01
Author's note: The 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition will go down in history as one of the greatest geopolitical disasters in modern history. Then-Sen. Joe Biden was in a unique position to prevent this war from happening. That he chose not to speaks volumes about the man who now seeks to become the next president of the United States. My personal experiences with Biden from 1998 to 2002 provide a window into the character of the man that Americans should familiarize themselves with before considering whether to give him their support. | "I envy your position. I sincerely do.
truthdig.com/articles/my-letter-from-joe…

Venezuela and Binary Choice: Juan Guaido's Coup Attempt
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
When a CIA-backed military coup is attempted by a long term CIA puppet, roared on by John Bolton and backed with the offer of Blackwater mercenaries, in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, I have no difficulty whatsoever …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-binary-choic…

Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Guaido Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy
Venezuelanalysis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Guaido and Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-failed-milit…

Coup Attempt in Venezuela, a Weakness of the Opposition
plenglish.com | 2019-05-01
La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The attempted coup d"état in Venezuela shows the weakness of the internal opposition, which needs external support to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, said Bolivian political scientist and ex-minister of government Hugo Moldiz.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

This US-Back Rightwing Coup Attempt in Venezuela Must Be Condemned
Gerry Condon | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
Pro-Guaid√≥ police officers walk around Altamira distribuitor on April 30, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Through a live broadcast via social media, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against the government of Nicol√°s Maduro. (Photo: Carolain Caraballo/Vizzor Image/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Claims Maduro Was Going to Flee Venezuela, but the Russians Stopped Him
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-01
(ANTIWAR.COM) — When the Venezuelan coup attempt launched earlier on Tuesday, the Trump administration likely didn't figure on having to justify its failure, when officials were loudly endorsing what they had dubbed Operacion Libertad. By evening, the operation had failed, however, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to CNN to try to pin the blame …

US Claims Maduro Was Going to Flee Venezuela, but the Russians Stopped Him

Venezuelans Called to Great March in Defense of Sovereignty
plenglish.com | 2019-05-01
Caracas, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan revolutionary forces are called on Wednesday to a great popular demonstration in defense of the nation"s sovereignty on International Workers" Day.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

'You're from Florida, not Caracas': Marco Rubio's Twitter fest supporting Guaido gets a bashing
rt.com | 2019-05-01
US Senator Marco Rubio has emerged as a primary backer of the ongoing attempted coup in Venezuela, as he rushed to Twitter to show his support for Washington protégé Juan Guaido — and faced much criticism from the Twitteratti. | …
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La delegación de FRSO en Venezuela se reúne con el Ministro de Comunas
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-01
Caracas, Venezuela – La delegación de la Organización Socialista del Camino a la Libertad (FRSO) en Venezuela se reunió con la Ministra de Comunas Blanca Eckhout, después de su discurso triunfante sobre la construcción de 2.6 millones de nuevas viviendas. Eckhout citó a Hugo Chávez y dijo: "Nuestra nueva sociedad no puede ser capitalista porque el capitalismo está diseñado para destruir nuestra patria, nuestra sociedad y nuestra gente". | La delegación de la FRSO se reúne con comunistas, figuras políticas progresistas y miembros del gobierno de Venezuela.
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UK Labour Hold Solidarity Event For Bolivia And Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
Labour Party members in the U.K. came together on Tuesday to celebrate the progressive gains made by Bolivia's leftist government, which is led by the popular President Evo Morales. However, as the attempted coup in Venezuela unfolded, the speakers raised the importance of solidarity with the Bolivarian country. | RELATED: | Bolivia Under Evo Morales: 13 Years of Reclaiming Sovereignty | The event was organised by "Labour Friends Of A Progressive Latin America", which is a ca…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Labour-Hold-S…

Coup Attempt in Venezuela: What You're Not Being Told
Derrick Broze | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-01
The reality of the situation in Venezuela is much more complicated than the likes of CNN would have the American people believe. (TMU) — The turbulent situation that has been unfolding in Venezuela for the last few years reached new heights on Tuesday as opposition leader and self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaidó attempted to wrangle power away …

Coup Attempt in Venezuela: What You’re Not Being Told

Police Attack Venezuela Solidarity Rally In Argentina
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
On Tuesday, police in Buenos Aires heavily repressed a large protest at the Venezuelan Embassy in Argentina. The protesters showing solidarity with the Bolivarian government against the military coup that was ongoing at the time. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | "That guy shot me in the head" exclaimed one protester who had been hit by a police tear gas canister shot from close range. Videos of the moment were captured on Argentina's C5N channe…
telesurenglish.net/news/Police-Attack-Ve…

Guaidó launches abortive military coup in Venezuela
wsws.org | 2019-05-01
By late Tuesday, there was little indication that Guaidó's call had provoked any significant uprising within Venezuela's military.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/01/vene…

End all coup attempts on Venezuela!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-05-01
April 30 — Anti-imperialists in the United States must unite once more, just as we did in February, March and April, to stop the coup that U.S. imperialism is attempting to carry out against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela and against all the workers, farmers, Indigenous and poor people of . . . | Continue reading End all coup attempts on Venezuela! at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/30/end-all-coup-atte…

April 30 From Vietnam to Venezuela: Workers Defeat U.S. Imperialism
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
While we watch the defeat of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela unfold, we remember that on April 30, 1975, Victory in Vietnam Day and the Eve of May Day, International Workers' Day, the workers and peasants of Vietnam defeated the mightiest, deadliest war machine since that of Nazi Germany, namely that of American imperialism, at the cost of the lives of 3 million Vietnamese, 1 million Cambodians, 1 million Laotians, 58,000 Americans and thousands of other people.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/30/1882305…

Guaido supporters confront anti-intervention activists at Venezuelan Embassy in DC (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-01
Police have shut down the entrance to the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, as crowds backing the country's opposition confront the activists who have been defending the building for over two weeks. | …
rt.com/usa/458013-standoff-venezuelan-em…

We Demand End of US Blockade and Political Hostility, Diaz-Canel Says
plenglish.com | 2019-05-01
Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Monday the May 1 parade will be a scene to denounce the US aggressiveness against Venezuela and Nicaragua and demand the rapid release of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration–with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …
globalresearch.ca/black-alliance-peace-c…

Zero Percent of US Corporate Media Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
Teddy Ostrow | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19–4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took …
globalresearch.ca/zero-percent-elite-com…

Social Movements Under Intense Attack Despite Colombia 'Peace Plan'
Medea Benjamin | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
"We need an alternative model globally that would allow the construction of another civilization, one that would save our planet and life itself," said Wilmer Castillo, a spokesperson for the National Agrarian Coordination. "We, the great majority of people in the world, are victims of only one system: capitalism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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FROM THE FIELD: Hardy seeds bear fruit to protect Colombia's environment
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-30
Communities in Colombia in South America are being helped by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve and reintroduce indigenous crops as a way to combat the effects of climate change.
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Colombia Left-wing Condemns Attempted Coup in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Bogota, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of left-wing parties and movements in Colombia today condemned the attempted coup d"état against the constitutional government of 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.
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Testigos en Venezuela: No hay golpe de estado, la gente defiende al presidente Maduro
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-30
Reporte de la delegación de FRSO en Caracas. | El siguiente informe viene de la delegación de la Organización Socialista del Camino de a la Libertad en Venezuela. | Caracas, Venezuela — Hay emoción el 30 de abril en las calles mientras decenas de miles se dirigen hacia el palacio de Miraflores, donde el presidente Maduro lidera a Venezuela. Mientras que los rumores sobre un intento de golpe de estado se transmiten en las noticias, la policía especial y los militares venezolanos se movilizan en calles principales y edificios estratégicos. El estado de ánimo es serio, pero tranquilo a medida que crece la movi…
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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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Biden and Democrats Support Trump's Coup Attempt in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
The thin line between the Democratic establishment and the Republicans was once again crossed today, as many highly influential Demoracts showed their public support for the illegal Trump-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, following close to their political rivals remarks. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Early in the morning as the situation unfolded in the capital city of Caracas, Trump, Rubio, Bolton, Abrams, Pompeo in blatant violation of law…
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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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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…
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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…

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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Trump Administration Launched Yet Another Attempt To Force Confrontation In Venezuela And Topple Maduro
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-30
With the support of President Donald Trump's administration, Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido attempted to force yet another violent confrontation that would help the opposition remove Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido appeared in a video with a "group of heavily armed national guardsmen." He urged citizens to join…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/30/trump-adminis…

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.
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Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
Teddy Ostrow | fair.org | 2019-04-30
From the beginning, elite media have worked strenuously to narrow the options available for consideration (New York Times, 4/3/19). | A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19–4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took an anti–regime change or pro-Maduro/Chavista position. Not a single commentator on the big three Sunday morning talkshows or PBS NewsHour…
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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…
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Venezuela's Guaidó Falsely Claims Military Uprising in Progress: Mainstream Media Falls in Line
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-30
Tuesday morning self-declared president and opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on the military and the population to oppose the Maduro government. Only a few thousand civilians and very few soldiers heeded the call. Mike Fox reports from Caracas…
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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.
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Fire up the plane! Pompeo tells Maduro to flee Venezuela via CNN
rt.com | 2019-04-30
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was ready to fly away to Cuba and leave Caracas to the US-backed opposition leader, but Russia talked him out of it, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed in interviews. | …
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Venezuelan Coup Attempt Sputters as Majority of Military Remain Loyal to Maduro
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
The Venezuelan opposition will not be able to achieve success on its own. Instead leaders of the opposition will try to pull larger world powers like the U.S. and NATO into the conflict so that they can topple the Maduro regime.
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Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
Teddy Ostrow | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
Featured image: New York Times cartoon by Patrick Chappatte (1/31/19) featuring Nicol√°s Maduro and Juan Guaid√≥. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Bars US Pilots And Planes From Flying Venezuelan Airspace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday evening issued an order prohibiting U.S. air operators from flying below 7,900 meters (about 26,000 feet) in Venezuela's airspace until further notice, citing "increasing political instability and tensions". | The FAA notice said any air operators currently in Venezuela, which would include private jets, should depart within 48 hours. | The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military in order to help him oust President Nicolas Maduro; however, it appears his coup has failed. | According to the Reuter…
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Cuban Doctors in Bolivia Reject Coup Attempt in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The professionals of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia today rejected the coup attempt carried out in Venezuela by the right and expressed their support for the people and Government of President Nicolás Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Photos of massive demonstration to defend President Maduro
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-30
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President Maduro Speaks to the Nation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that the La Carlota Military Base was never taken, but that a group of rebellious soldiers concentrated in the Altamira highway. In this regard, he highlighted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Force in neutralizing the attempted coup. | He went on to say that the government has faced attempted coups as never before in history because of the extreme right's desire to "impose an illegitimate government and subject the country to a neocolonial model." "Today was a contrast of peace and violence in Venezuela, a coup d'état, delivered to foreign interests and t…
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Strong Rejection of the ALBA to Coup Attempt in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
30 de abril de 2019, 16: 33Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) strongly rejected the attempted coup d"état in Venezuela and called for international solidarity to defend the independence and sovereignty of the South American country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelans Concentrate on Miraflores in Rejection of Coup Attempt
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan revolutionary forces gathered this Tuesday in the surroundings of the Government, in the Miraflores Palace, in rejection of the failed coup d"état promoted by a sector of the national opposition in the early hours of the morning.
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Global Condemnation of Attempted Coup in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) After the attempted coup d"état promoted here Tuesday by the opposition, leaders and left-wing parties around the world express their support to this South American nation and reject the use of violence.
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…
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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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