2019-07-07: Social Media Postees

Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-07
Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14575

Venezuela Building Socialism in the Midst of a War
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-06
"Venezuela," Daniela Rodríguez explained, "is building socialism in the midst of a war." According to Rodríguez, "the U.S. is using new tools of warfare trying to subjugate, dominate, and push back socialism not only in Venezuela but in any part of the world." Nevertheless, she added, "we are learning new ways to defend humanity." A …
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'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/weaponizing-h…

UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Following Michelle Bachelet visit to Venezuela last June, the official report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was released on July 4, a day …
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Far-right terrorist who set fire to synagogue locked up in hospital indefinitely
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
A far-right terrorist who was engulfed in a ball of flames when he set fire to a historic synagogue on a day commemorating the Holocaust has been locked up in hospital indefinitely."Deep-rooted" antisemitism: Hospital X-Ray technician and self-styled folk singer Tristan Morgan, 52, was spotted walking away carrying a petrol can and laughing as smoke spewed from the 18th-century synagogue in Exeter on 21 July last year.Afterwards, CCTV was recovered showing Morgan being burned as he set light to the synagogue through a smashed window.The defendant, from Exeter in Devon, admitted arson with intent to endange…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/05/far-right-terrorist-who-set-fire-to-synagogue-locked-up-in-hospital-indefinitely/

Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela is Toast
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Even the corporate media are losing enthusiasm for the US government's ploy to replace the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela with the US-anointed security asset Juan Guaidó. Reuters reports in a July 1 article, "Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaidó as Maduro hangs on," that the US-backed "military uprising" has "unraveled." A critical…
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Friday's Daily Brief: Sudan power-sharing deal welcomed, hope for Venezuela talks, Rohingya camps flooded, Libya airstrikes update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-05
Friday's main news stories include: Guterres welcomes Sudan power-sharing deal; six children are among 53 confirmed dead after Libya detention centre airstrikes; Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Rohingya camps; and Bachelet calls for "time and space" in Venezuela.
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Venezuela: Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-05
One of the sectors hardest hit by Venezuela's economic crisis is the nation's LGBTI community. Lacking access to life-saving medicines and denied certain rights, activists say there is still much to be done within the revolution. | A recent report by the Washington-based Centre for Economic and Policy Research found that there are more than 300,000 people at risk of death in Venezuela due to a lack of access to medicines or treatment. This includes about 80,000 people living with HIV, many of whom are LGBTI or sexual and gender diverse — the term commonly used in Venezuela. | United States sanctions ha…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-amid-crisis-and-sanctions-lgbti-activists-continue-demand-change

Reading Reuters between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-04
A critical reading between the lines of a Reuters article confirms that Washington has failed to cobble together a united opposition in Venezuela that is popular enough to win in the polls, likely signaling the end for Juan Guaido.
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UN human rights chief 'hopeful' Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-04
"The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue": that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coinciding with the publication of a new UN report on Venezuela.
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OPEC Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Oil Embargo as PDVSA Reroutes Exports to Asia
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-03
Unofficial data also indicates that oil production has climbed 26 percent in June to 1.1 million barrels per day.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14570

Venezuela: 'Shocked' by alleged torture, death of navy captain, UN human rights chief urges 'in-depth' investigation
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-02
The UN human rights chief has expressed her deep concern over the alleged torture and subsequent death of a retired navy captain who had been imprisoned in Venezuela, urging authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into his death.
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hunger crisis in DR Congo, Swine Fever in Asia, Venezuela death investigation call, updates on Eritrea and Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-02
This Tuesday, UN News covers: Growing food crisis in DR Congo; Swine Fever threatens millions of livelihoods in Asia; Human Rights Council told of persistent violations in Eritrea; and the humanitarian impact of on-going fighting in Syria.
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US Sanctions Maduro's Son as Venezuela Discussed at G20
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-01
Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Juan Guaido to run in elections while Trump said he has "five different alternatives for Venezuela."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14565

US-Saudi Energy Relations
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-01
In 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration, Saudi Arabia, following Russia, Iran and Qatar, had the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the country's natural gas reserves amounted to 304 trillion cubic meters. Most of Saudi Arabia's natural gas is consumed in the petrochemical sector …
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U.S. Sanctions Block Medicine from Venezuela, Killing Thousands
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-01
Ordinary Venezuelans talk about how the sanctions have made it increasingly difficult to access life-saving medications…
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UPDATED: Venezuelan Navy Captain Dies in State Custody, Maduro Orders Investigation
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-30
Acosta had been linked to an alleged coup plot in which he discussed assassinating President Nicolas Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14563

In Haiti, Washington Meddling Missed by Press
Jane Regan | fair.org | 2019-06-29
Unlike Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, President Jovenel MoàØse is Washington's "man in Port-au-Prince." He was hand-picked by Michael "Sweet Mickey" Martelly, the previous Washington-approved president, and had pledged to follow his "Haiti Is Open for Business" neoliberal policies. Is that why corporate media are not calling for the replacement of the Haitian government?>…
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Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup, Maduro Assassination Plot Foiled
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-28
"The first goal is to capture [Maduro]. And have the world see it. […] Dead, so that the message is clear, this son of a bitch is done," ex-airforce General Miguel Carmelo Sisco is seen telling other alleged conspirators in one of the videos.
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'Hands off Venezuela' forum calls for solidarity
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-28
"We are resisting", is the answer that Venezuelan-Australian activist Eulalia Reyes receives when she speaks to friends and family back home. "Right now, international solidarity is so important for the Venezuelan people, who are fighting against US sanctions and threats of military intervention", she said. | Reyes was speaking at a "Hands off Venezuela" public meeting held at the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) offices on June 25. The forum addressed the current crisis in Venezuela and the US-led campaign for "regime change" against President Nicolas Maduro. | The meeting opened with an Acknowledgement of Cou…
greenleft.org.au/content/hands-venezuela-forum-calls-solidarity

The Military Industrial Complex Loves Left Wing Hawk Adam Schiff
John Kiriakou | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-28
If there was any doubt at all that Adam Schiff is in the grip of the military-industrial complex, one doesn't have to rely just on his stated positions on Iran, Venezuela, and China to make the situation any clearer. Just take a look at his donors.
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Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup Plot Foiled
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-27
Plans allegedly included the assassination of President Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14560

Abrams Welcomes Venezuela's Former Intelligence Chief to the US, Reaffirms Trump's Commitment to Ousting Maduro
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-26
The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to fracture it.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14559

How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-25
The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/25/how-sen-rick-…

UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-24
Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14554

Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-20
Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/19/guaido-vecchi…

Venezuela: Popular Movements Mobilize to Demand Housing Self-Management
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-20
Popular movements want to build half of the houses planned by the national Housing Mission.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14550

Venezuela's Guaido Investigated for Aid Embezzlement
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-19
Guaido's representative in the US, Carlos Vecchio, is also being accused of fraud in CITGO worth US $70 million.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14548

Guaido Staffers Accused of Embezzling Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Funds
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-17
Guaido envoys reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on upscale restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14545

Venezuelan Opposition: Inflation Drops Under One Million Percent
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-12
May was the third consecutive month with inflation below 50 percent.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14539

Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-10
The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14536

US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-07
Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14527

Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-06
The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14525