2019-07-14: Social Media Postees

'Weaponizing Human Rights': UN Chief Bachelet's Venezuela Report Follows US Regime Change Script
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of baseless accusations by "advocates of regime change" | *** | When United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet traveled to …
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Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-14
Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…
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Guaido Security Arrested for Selling Stolen Venezuelan Army Weapons
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Venezuelan communication minister announces arrests of Guaido security members trying to sell army weapons stolen the day of the opposition member's failed coup. | *** | Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez reports that two security guards of the self-declared interim president, | …
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UN Report on Venezuela Fails to Reflect the Causes and Severity of the Economic Crisis — Why? (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-14
Alfred de Zayas says the UN Human Rights Council's report on Venezuela left out essential aspects in its otherwise damning report on Venezuela because the council has increasingly fallen under the sway of the demands of the US government…
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Guaido Security Arrested for Selling Stolen Venezuelan Army Weapons
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-13
Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez reports that two security guards of the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido have been captured for trying to sell weapons stolen from the National Guard in the run up to Guaido's failed coup d'état attempt of the government April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Armed Forces Guarantee a Free Venezuela, Maduro Says | At a press conference, Rodriguez presented "overwhelming" evidence of the direct involvement of Guaido in…
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Human rights report on Venezuela ignores impact of imperialist aggression
Zoe PC | mronline.org | 2019-07-13
The much anticipated UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report barely touched upon how the economic sanctions and right-wing violence have impacted the lives of the Venezuelan people | Source…
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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

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/

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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Venezuelan government slams 'biased' UN human rights report
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-12
The Venezuelan government has disputed the findings of a report released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). | Having seen the report in advance of its publication, Caracas issued a 70-point statement pointing towards what Venezuelan authorities term a "selective and openly biased" view of the human rights situation in the Caribbean country. | "The distorted view of the report is a result…
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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: 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

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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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.
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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…
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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

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…

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.
mintpressnews.com/reuters-why-us-puppet-…

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

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

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

From coup leaders to con artistry: Juan Guaidó's gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-17
An explosive new report reveals how Guaidó representatives in Colombia embezzled $125,000 meant for humanitarian aid, suckering deserting soldiers and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/17/from-coup-lea…

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
On the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington, an Iranian protester holds a burning picture of President Donald Trump outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido's Political Future
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-17
The big event that was supposed to be Guaido's watershed moment has instead turned out to be a public-relations failure far worse than his quickly quelled attempted military coup.
mintpressnews.com/popular-will-embezzlem…

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

Reuters Must Answer for Burying This Venezuela Story
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-17
A new study reveals U.S. sanctions have taken a deadly toll, yet the news agency neglected to report on its findings for an entire month.
truthdig.com/articles/reuters-must-answe…

Ottawa hires Hit Man to Overthrow Venezuelan Government
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-17
Meet the hired gun Ottawa is using to overthrow the Venezuelan government. The brazenness of Ottawa's intervention in the South American country's affairs is remarkable. Recently Global Affairs Canada tendered a contract for an individual to coordinate its bid to oust President Nicolás Maduro. According to buyandsell.gc.ca, the Special Advisor on Venezuela needs to be …
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Venezuela Creates Banking Mechanisms to Face US Blockade
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, June 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) has created on Monday mechanisms to deal with the US economic blockade with which they intend to choke the country by calling off accounts and the inability to trade with foreign organizations.
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Russia Denies Existence of New Military Contract with Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Moscow, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected on Monday US versions on a supposed new military contract between this country and Venezuela and denounced Washington"s intentions to create pretexts for a military escalation.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Authorities Closed an Illegal Mining Camp
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan security agencies deactivated an illegal mining camp on the edge of La Paragua river, located in Guayana, Bolivar state, reported on Monday the Operational Strategic Commander, Remigio Ceballos.
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Venezuela Reveals Corruption Plots Led by Juan Guaido
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
17 de junio de 2019, 15: 57Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez presented new evidence that blames opposition leader Juan Guaido and theVoluntad Popular leadership for stealing money to commit crimes against Venezuela.
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Venezuela to Repatriate 180 Venezuelans with Return to Homeland Plan
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
17 de junio de 2019, 16: 40Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will repatriate 180 Venezuelans from Peru this week through the government"s Plan Vuelta a la Patria (Return to Homeland) program, the Foreign Ministry announced in a press release on Monday.
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Venezuelan Migrants Target of Exploitation, Venezuelan FM Denounces
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Monday that Venezuelan migrants are the target of precarious work and exploitation in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time
Celina della Croce | commondreams.org | 2019-06-16
Workers from Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, participate in an anti-imperialist march to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in front of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela on January 31, 2019. The US slapped sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA in an attempt to cut off a vital source of funds. (Photo/YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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With Ongoing Cuba Sanctions, US Has No Moral Authority to Talk About Freedom
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-16
Janine Jackson: The Trump administration announced a ban on people-to-people group travel to Cuba, a sanction merited, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explained, because of Cuba's "destabilizing role in the Western Hemisphere, providing a communist foothold in the region, and propping up US adversaries in places like Venezuela and Nicaragua by fomenting instability, undermining the rule of law and suppressing democratic processes." | The theme of most…
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Record number of Venezuelans arrive in Peru: UN steps up response
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-16
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has sent extra teams this week to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedent number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants — over 15,000 — have entered Peru this week.
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Is the Venezuelan Economy Stabilizing or Is the Worst Still to Come?
15yàöltimo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-16
Lots of readers have asked us via social media what we think are the reasons that led the government and the Central Bank (BCV) to publish, all of a sudden, indicators that, also suddenly, stopped being published over three …
globalresearch.ca/is-venezuelan-economy-…

Big Media Get Big Things Wrong on Venezuela
Janine Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-06-15
Militia members and supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a march to protest against economic measures imposed by the US government and support the CLAP (Local Committee for Supply and Production) box -which contains basic family basket products at a low cost- in Caracas, Venezuela on June 8, 2019. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela Scenario: US Launches Attack On Russia's Power Grid
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-15
According to an exclusive report published by the New York Times, the United States government has planted malware in Russia's electrical grid system in an act of revenge for "Russian interference," according to former and current government officials. | RELATED: | Russia To Help Venezuela Probe Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid | It seems that Venezuela was a testing ground for the Trump admi…
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Study linking US sanctions to Venezuelan deaths buried by Reuters for over a month
Joe Emersberger | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-15
I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" ( 5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated: The opposition blames [medical shortages] on economic incompetence and corruption by the leftist movement in power for two decades, but [President Nicolás] Maduro says US economic sanctions are…
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Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-15
(FAIR) — I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" (5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated: The opposition blames [medical shortages] on economic incompetence and corruption by the …

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month

'We need points!' US must invade Venezuela to scare Iran & N. Korea, Graham claims
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-15
Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested President Trump "put military force on the table" by invading Venezuela (and possibly Cuba) in order to scare North Korea and Iran into doing what they're told. What could possibly go wrong? | …
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'We need points!' US must invade Venezuela to scare Iran & N. Korea, Graham claims
rt.com | 2019-06-15
Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested President Trump "put military force on the table" by invading Venezuela (and possibly Cuba) in order to scare North Korea and Iran into doing what they're told. What could possibly go wrong? | …
rt.com/usa/461922-lindsey-graham-grenada…