NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook to Normalize Regime Change in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2019-08-05
The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the US terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua. | As Greg Grandin writes, Otto Reich, head of the administration's Orwellian propaganda outfit known as the Office of Public Diplomacy, informed the public network that his office had contracted "a special consultant service [to listen] to all NPR programs" on Central America. Dependent on state funding, NPR promptly buckled under pressure, reassigning reporters viewed as "too easy on the Sandinistas," and…
Trump Regime Aiming to Blockade Iran and Venezuela?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-05
International law is clear. Blockades are undeclared acts of war. | No nation may legally use this tactic against another state unilaterally or with coalition partners. | UN Charter provisions are binding international law. Article 39 authorizes the Security Council alone to …
Nobody Will Stop the US if It Blockades Venezuela
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-05
The US has full escalation dominance in the Hybrid War on Venezuela, so while it would be internationally illegal and morally wrong, neither Caracas nor its partners in Moscow, Beijing, and Tehran would do anything of substance to stop Washington …
NPR Has Disgraced Itself in Its Venezuela Coverage
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-05
The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the US terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua. | As Greg Grandin writes, Otto Reich, head of the administration's Orwellian propaganda outfit known as the Office of Public Diplomacy, informed the public network that his office had contracted "a special consultant service [to listen] to all NPR programs" on Central America. Dependent on state funding, NPR promptly buckled under pressure, reassigning reporters viewed as "too easy on the Sandinistas," and hir…
Omission of Atrocities Committed by the Venezuelan "Opposition" Discredits UN Human Rights Report
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-05
Former lawyer for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Alfred de Zayas stated: | "As a former staffer of the Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights, I know how things work. There are people with prejudices. They have | …
Venezuela: Delcy Rodríguez denuncia golpe de Estado jurídico desde EEUU
Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-05
La vicepresidenta ejecutiva de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, denunció este lunes una gran operación internacional que implica un golpe de Estado jurídico dirigido desde Estados Unidos (EEUU) mediante el cual se busca despojar al país de todos sus activos. "Es un golpe jurídico para apropiarse de todos los activos que tiene Petróleos …
A Blockade of Venezuela Must be Opposed
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-05
When Trump said he was considering a blockade of Venezuela yesterday, it was possible to dismiss it as a meaningless statement that would have no policy implications. Unfortunately, Trump seems to have meant what he said: | Donald Trump is | …
Venezuela Intercepts Two Planes Loaded With Drugs From Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-05
The Comprehensive Aerospace Defense Command (Codai) belonging to the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela managed to arrest and neutralize two aircraft with illegal substances, originating from Colombia, in the airspace of the South American country. | RELATED: | Colombian Indigenous Group Demands Justice for Guard's Murder | Codai through its Twitter account reported that it "detected and neutra…
Selected Articles: Venezuela: US Blockade Is Next?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-05
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
The U.S. and Venezuela – A Closer Look
Peace Action of San Mateo County | indybay.org | 2019-08-05
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Venezuela Remembers: 1yr Since Assassination Attempt on Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-04
As Venezuelans commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, Aug. 4 also marks a critical day in the country's recent history. One year ago, in a speech during the 81st anniversary, President Nicolas Maduro was the target of a failed assassination attempt. | RELATED: | Assassination Attempt on President Maduro No Longer 'Alleged' for CNN | "They not only came for me, but they also came for everyone, for the people, and for our country, wanting t…
'You don't have any rights': CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-03
The detention of a US citizen returning from Venezuela was an apparent extension of the US government's efforts to punish…
Venezuela's President Maduro speaks to the 25th Sao Paulo Forum
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-03
Caracas, Venezuela – The closing event of the 25th Foro de Sao Paulo (Sal Paulo Forum) on July 28 began with a speech by Monica Valente, the Executive Secretary of the Foro de Sao Paulo and the International Secretary of the Workers Party of Brazil. The next speaker was Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, leading up to a spirited speech by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | The event honored the 65th birthday of President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. The speakers referenced his ideas and leadership in making the Bolivarian revolution possible. During a video display of the life of Hugo Chavez, women and men…
Tom Burke of FRSO speaks with Venezuelan Comunas leaders
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-03
Caracas, Venezuela – Under the banner of "Comuna o nada," translated to English as "Communes or nothing," 100 leaders of Venezuela's neighborhood groups gathered on July 30. The forum was held at the Ministry of Popular Power for the Communes and Social Movements. This is where the well-respected Minister Blanca Eekhout is in charge. | Popular Power refers to the people's organizations that exist across Venezuela that constitute a new type of society. This includes over 3000 communes, tens of thousands of communal councils, housing assemblies and food supply committees and nearly 3 million militia members. | Th…
Are U.S. military planes announcing formal aggression against Venezuela?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-03
In less than a month, U.S. air raids into our Maiquetía Flight Information Region (FIR) have multiplied, following a pattern that is admittedly very worrisome. The routes described by its EP-3 Ares II aircraft are revealing, taking into account the nature of this type of aircraft. | Source…
'La vacuna contra el unilateralismo': el Movimiento de Países No Alineados se reúne en Venezuela para resistir contra la tiranía del dólar
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-02
Cobertura de The Grayzone desde la conferencia ministerial del Movimiento de Países No Alineados (Mnoal), donde representantes de más de…
'Regime change begins at home' — Max Blumenthal speaks in Venezuelan presidential palace
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-02
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and the Embassy Protection Collective address the media after meeting with President Nicolás Maduro at Miraflores…
XXV Sao Paulo Forum Demonstrates that Venezuela is not Alone!
Alicia Jrapko | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-02
Photo by Alicia Jrapko From July 25-28 the XXV Sao Paulo Forum took place in Caracas, Venezuela, with the participation of 190 organizations, political parties, social movements, workers' movements, parliamentarians and intellectuals from Latin America, the Caribbean and several continents. The date chosen for this historic meeting had a symbolic character to it. During those …
Venezuela: Chavista militants killed as rural violence continues
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-02
Six activists from the grassroots Revolutionary Bolivar and Zamora Current ( CRBZ) were assassinated in Barinas State on July 27. | The victims, one of whom was pregnant, were part of the Hugo Chavez Popular Defence Brigades organised by the CRBZ in Barinas, Tachira, and other states regularly plagued by landowner violence against campesinos. | No information is yet known about the assailants, but the CRBZ claimed in their statement that they had "military…
Venezuela's PDVSA Reconverts Oil Facilities While US Court Ruling Puts Citgo at Risk
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-01
Oil giant Chevron has also been granted a 90-day waiver by the Treasury Department to continue its Venezuela operations.
In Venezuela, the Right to Housing is Made Possible by the Revolution
Alex Anfruns | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-30
In the Antímano neighbourhood of the capital district of Caracas, a very special block of flats has been built. Its inhabitants built it with their own hands. In 2011, on the initiative of President Hugo Chávez, a little less than one hectare of land was expropriated from the Polar company. The idea was to rescue …
Venezuela: Six Chavista Militants Killed in Fresh Rural Violence
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-30
Landowner violence continues to plague the Venezuelan countryside.
Sao Paulo Forum Voices Solidarity with Venezuela, Rejects US Warmongering
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-29
The host of delegates from around the world likewise expressed support for leftist movements in Latin America.
'We are the vaccine against unilateralism': Non-Aligned Movement gathers in Venezuela to resist dictatorship of dollar
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-28
The Grayzone reports from the 2019 Non-Aligned Movement, where delegates from over 120 nations offered a crucial endorsement of Venezuelan…
Venezuela: US Sanctions Target Subsidized Food Program as Foro de Sao Paulo Kicks Off
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-25
Washington has targeted companies and individuals it alleges are profiteering from the CLAP food initiative.
Venezuela defeats new power sabotage in hours
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-25
This is the third major attempt by the United States and internal counterrevolutionaries to try to destroy the power system, the first being March 7-12 and the second from March 23 to April 4. There have been hundreds of terrorist attacks on the power lines.
Venezuela Recovers From Blackout as Guaido 'Approves' Military Treaty Reincorporation
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-24
Caracas blamed the blackout on an "electromagnetic attack" while recovery was faster than before.
Non-Aligned Movement Condemns US Sanctions Against Venezuela
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-23
The 120-member movement held a ministerial meeting in Caracas as a US spy jet reportedly violated Venezuelan airspace.
Nationwide Blackout in Venezuela, Third since March — VA's on the Ground Coverage Affected
venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-23
A government communique states that the probable cause was an "electromagnetic attack."
Venezuela: Trump Diverts Central America Aid to Guaido as EU Threatens More Sanctions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-18
Guaido's team is receiving over $40 million to fund salaries, travel, training, propaganda and technical assistance.
Venezuelan Campesinos Released After Security Forces Raid
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-17
A prompt mobilization from popular movements managed to secure their release.
UPDATED: Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."
UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.