2019-07-10: News Headlines

Mallika Khanna (2019-07-10). Climate Change Is a Poor People's Issue. commondreams.org A cemetery in Taft, Louisiana, in the shadow of a petrochemical plant. The area is known as "Cancer Alley." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ociel Alí López (2019-07-10). Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection. mintpressnews.com Venezuelanalysis — Guaido's uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Wednesday denounced that the U.S. President Donald Trump administration is seeking to "destroy" the negotiations being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro's delegates and the Venezuel…

plenglish (2019-07-10). Venezuela Benefits 80 Percent of Vulnerable Families with Houses. plenglish.com Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 80 percent of 2,700,000 homes built to date by Venezuela"s Great Housing Mission (GMVV) are assigned to low-income families.

Judy Greenspan (2019-07-10). Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…

Urs P. Gascha (2019-07-10). Venezuela and International Law. indybay.org International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.

plenglish (2019-07-10). Ecuador: 33rd Return to Homeland Flight to Depart for Venezuela. plenglish.com Quito, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The 33rd flight of the Return to Homeland Plan, implemented by the Venezuelan Government, will depart from Ecuador on Wednesday, carrying 90 repatriates.

plenglish (2019-07-10). Venezuelan Constituents Reject UN Human Rights Report. plenglish.com 10 de julio de 2019, 02: 57Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) MP Mercedes Gutierrez has rejected on Wednesday the report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

plenglish (2019-07-10). Venezuela Denounces US Intention to Sabotage Political Dialogue. plenglish.com Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza charged on Tuesday that US authorities are trying to sabotage the political dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, which is taking place in Barbados.

Andrew Fishman (2019-07-09). At Sergio Moro's Suggestion, Brazil's Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Plotted to Leak Secret Evidence Aimed at Helping Venezuela's Opposition. theintercept.com An enemy of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with close ties to Brazilian prosecutors published leaked videos of depositions on the eve of gubernatorial elections.

Peter Bolton (2019-07-09). Deconstructing Elliott Abrams on Venezuela. counterpunch.org On June 26, the Trump administration's so-called "Special Representative for Venezuela," Elliott Abrams gave a five-minute update to reporters about the development of the coup attempt against the government of Nicolas Maduro, followed by a brief Q&A session. The event, held at the US State Department in Washington, was textbook Abrams: full of lies, loaded More

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Venezuela's Creditors Dismiss Guaido's Debt Restructuring Plan. telesurenglish.net International creditors holding Venezuelan debt pushed back on Juan Guaido's restructuring plans Tuesday, adding to a series of ongoing national and international setbacks for the opposition lawmaker. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reveals Evidence of Widespread Juan Guaido-led Corruption | Urging for a different "framework for talks and improved communications" investors holding defaulted bonds seemed to have jumped out of Guaido's ship and now are instead hop…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). China Calls on US Government To Drop Arms Sale to Taiwan. telesurenglish.net China's foreign ministry called on the United States Tuesday to withdraw a potential US$2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were a serious violation of international law and a "crude interference in China's internal affairs, harming China's sovereignty and security…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). 90 Venezuelans Return Home from Ecuador with "Return Home" Plan. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday that a total of 90 Venezuelans will return to their country, after having lived in Ecuador. Through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria ('Return To The Homeland') program, these nationals will reach Venezuelan soil. | RELATED: | Venezuela Welcomes Home 91 Citizens from the Dominican Republic | The head of the state airline Conviasa, Ramon Velazquez Araguayan, said Saturday, "We've seen the quintupling of the number of co-nationals that want to…

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-08). 'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out. thegrayzone.com Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-08). Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact. venezuelanalysis.com Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.

Peter Koenig (2019-07-08). Venezuela: The Bachelet Lie. dissidentvoice.org When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner's 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela's National Holiday, 5 July, I saw that it makes hardly any reference to the deadly sanctions and blockades imposed by the United States. How is that possible? The High Commissioner for Human Right does not …

United Nations (2019-07-08). UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate 'continuing exodus of Venezuelans'. un.org A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday.

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

Anya Parampil (2019-07-06). 'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script. thegrayzone.com Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…

United Nations (2019-07-05). Friday's Daily Brief: Sudan power-sharing deal welcomed, hope for Venezuela talks, Rohingya camps flooded, Libya airstrikes update. un.org 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.

susan_p (2019-07-05). Venezuela: Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change. greenleft.org.au 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…

United Nations (2019-07-04). UN human rights chief 'hopeful' Venezuelan authorities are ready to address violations, calls for dialogue. un.org "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.

Roger D. Harris (2019-07-04). Reading Reuters between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast. mintpressnews.com 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.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-03). OPEC Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Oil Embargo as PDVSA Reroutes Exports to Asia. venezuelanalysis.com Unofficial data also indicates that oil production has climbed 26 percent in June to 1.1 million barrels per day.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-01). US Sanctions Maduro's Son as Venezuela Discussed at G20. venezuelanalysis.com Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Juan Guaido to run in elections while Trump said he has "five different alternatives for Venezuela."

unitedEditor (2019-07-01). US-Saudi Energy Relations. uwidata.com 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 …

Lucas Koerner (2019-06-30). UPDATED: Venezuelan Navy Captain Dies in State Custody, Maduro Orders Investigation. venezuelanalysis.com Acosta had been linked to an alleged coup plot in which he discussed assassinating President Nicolas Maduro.

Jane Regan (2019-06-29). In Haiti, Washington Meddling Missed by Press. fair.org 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?>

Fred_F (2019-06-28). 'Hands off Venezuela' forum calls for solidarity. greenleft.org.au "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…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-27). Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup Plot Foiled. venezuelanalysis.com Plans allegedly included the assassination of President Maduro.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-05). Venezuela: Oil Production Reportedly Down as Gov't Defaults on Gold Swap. venezuelanalysis.com Sanctions have taken a toll on Venezuela's oil output and generated fuel shortages.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-03). Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year. venezuelanalysis.com Ottawa also vowed to review the status of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Canada.

Lucas Koerner (2019-05-30). Venezuela: Norway Talks End as Pence Telephones Guaido. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro praised "constructive dialogue" while the opposition reiterated appeals to the armed forces.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-30). Venezuelan Central Bank Releases Economic Data After Three-Year Hiatus. venezuelanalysis.com Inflation and GDP indicators had not been released since 2016.

Paul Dobson (2019-05-29). US Hints at Sanctions Against Venezuela CLAP Food Programme as Maduro Incorporates Militia. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan President looks to combat corruption and improve the programme which benefits 6 million Venezuelan families.

Paul Dobson (2019-05-27). Venezuela: New Round of 'Face to Face' Talks to be Held in Norway. venezuelanalysis.com The content of the dialogue between Maduro's and Guaido's teams has not been disclosed.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-21). Venezuela: Maduro Proposes Early Parliamentary Elections as ANC Extends Mandate. venezuelanalysis.com "Let's see who gets the most votes," Maduro challenged the opposition.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-20). Venezuela: Widespread Gasoline Shortages as Sanctions Take Toll on Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Long queues have been seen at gas pumps around the country in recent days.

CGTN America (2019-05-17). Would Venezuela be in crisis under Hugo Chavez? cgtn.com Hugo Chavez made Venezuela one of the richest countries in South America. Today, the Venezuelan economy is collapsing. On this episode we speak to Temir Porras, a former advisor to Chavez, on what could have been done to avoid the current crisis.