2019-07-12: Social Media Postees

Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-12
The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14584

The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…
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Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people. | RELATED: | Norway: 'Spirit of Cooperation' at Venezuela Talks in Barbados | President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. "The report presented by your Office to the Human Righ…
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Noam Chomsky says 'there is not much time' to avert global catastrophe
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
In an interview published on 12 July, Noam Chomsky told Jacobin that "there is not much time" to avert global catastrophe. He also talked about Iran, Venezuela, and antisemitism allegations aimed at the UK Labour Party. | Climate crisis and the Green New Deal: | Most importantly, he attended to the issue of global climate crisis. On the subject of rising sea levels, he said: the ca…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/07/12/noam-chomsky-says-there-is-not-much-time-to-avert-global-catastrophe/

Venezuela Denounces OAS, Foreign Attempts to Sabotage Dialogue
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Venezuela's ambassador before the U.N., Samuel Moncada, denounced the continuous harrassment from the United States and other countries that are trying to impede Venezuela from resolving its political situation through dialogue. | RELATED: | Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner | Moncada said that since the failed coup attempt by the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, April 30 that the U.S. and its allies are more "desperate" to topple the Bolivarian governm…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Denoun…

Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…
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De Zayas: UN Human Rights Council's Report on Venezuela is 'Unbalanced' (1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-12
Former lawyer for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Alfred de Zayas, says that High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet's report on human rights in Venezuela mostly ignores the severity and responsibility of US sanctions against Venezuela…
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Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
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.
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Venezuelan Armed Forces Guarantee a Free Venezuela, Maduro Says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-11
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ratified on Thursday the cohesion in the ranks of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) as a guarantee for the defense of peace and sovereignty of the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados | In a message published on Twitter, the President assured that the military corps is made up of men and women prepared in a civil-military union to protect the r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Armed…

Norway: 'Spirit of Cooperation' at Venezuela Talks in Barbados
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-11
Norway's foreign minister says that talks between the Venezuelan government and the main opposition continue in an "efficient manner" as the parties wrap up the latest round of dialogues taking place in Barbados. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Delegation in Barbados for Dialogue With Opposition | Minister Ine Eriksen Sà∏reide said in a Thursday statement: "I reiterate my recognition of the parties' efforts and their spirit of cooperation." She added that "representatives of the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Norway-Spirit-of…

Venezuela: Oil Output Stagnant as Inflation Continues Slowdown
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-11
The Venezuelan economy has now had four consecutive months without hyperinflation.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14582

Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/1882456…

Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/1882456…

Operation Miracle Gives Sight to Nearly 50 Thousand Venezuelans
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
The Cuban-Venezuelan project Misión Milagro (Miracle Mission) operated on more than 49,200 patients in the South American nation, said the director of Surgical Medical Assistance of that instance, Adith León. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Restore Sight to Brazilian Community in Bolivia | In an interview with the Sovereign Health radio program, led by the minister of the portfolio, Carlos Alvarado, the official highlighted the achievements of this initiative in the last 15 years.
telesurenglish.net/news/Operation-Miracl…

Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection
Ociel Alí López | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-10
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…
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Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change
Federico Fuentes | mronline.org | 2019-07-10
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. | Source…
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At Sergio Moro's Suggestion, Brazil's Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Plotted to Leak Secret Evidence Aimed at Helping Venezuela's Opposition
Andrew Fishman | theintercept.com | 2019-07-09
An enemy of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with close ties to Brazilian prosecutors published leaked videos of depositions on the eve of gubernatorial elections.
theintercept.com/2019/07/09/brazil-car-w…

Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-08
Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14577

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

UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate 'continuing exodus of Venezuelans'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-08
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.
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Venezuela: The Bachelet Lie
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/venezuela-the…

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

'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…

'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…

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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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

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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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 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

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

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