2019-08-06: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-06). 'John Bolton Tried to Assasinate Me'. truthdig.com In a new interview with The Grayzone Project's Max Blumenthal, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro sits down to discuss Washington's plots against him, crippling U.S. sanctions on food distribution and allegations of corruption within his administration. He also reflects on what he considers a campaign within corporate media to malign his democratically elected government. Watch the full video of their conversation above.

Telesur (2019-08-06). Trump Turns Sanctions Against Venezuela into an Embargo. globalresearch.ca U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on assets of the Venezuelan government, according to an executive order published on Monday. | "All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States … are …

Staff (2019-08-06). Headlines for August 6, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Condemns White Supremacy After El Paso Massacre Despite His Own Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Trump Supporter Who Sent Pipe Bombs to CNN and Democrats Sentenced to 20 Years, Tensions Mount over Kashmir as Pakistan Reacts to Revocation of Special Status, Puerto Rican Senate, San Juan Mayor Sue over Pierluisi's Appointment as Governor, China Weakens Currency, Halts U.S. Crop Imports as Trade War Ratchets Up, U.S. Imposes Economic Embargo Against Venezuela, Drone Attack Kills 42 People in Libya, R. Kelly Charged with Prostitution and Solicitation of a Minor, Galveston Police Apologize for Shocking Photo Showing Mou…

teleSUR (2019-08-06). Venezuelan VP Rejects US Blockade, Calls for Unity. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government has rejected the blockade ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez said Tuesday and defined the blockade as an attack against the entire country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces the 'Imperialist' Total Blockade by US | "He has taken the most dangerous steps against our country to lay the foundations for absolute suffocation against Venezuela," Vice President Rodríguez warned. | She went on to say that although the o…

United Nations (2019-08-06). Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails 'very important step'. un.org The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia's decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border.

teleSUR (2019-08-06). Arreaza: US Blockade Violates Rights But Won't Break Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza deplored Tuesday the total economic blockade imposed by the U.S. government of Donald Trump a day earlier in an executive order. | RELATED: | Venezuelan VP Rejects US Blockade, Calls for Unity | At a press conference, Arreaza said that the order includes seven decrees and makes them into law in order to restrict the commercial, financial and economic capacities of the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolas Maduro, in a bid to oust him from p…

Peace Action of San Mateo County (2019-08-06). The U.S. and Venezuela – A Closer Look. indybay.org Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94401…

Lucas Koerner (2019-08-06). NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook to Normalize Regime Change in Venezuela. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-06). 'Economic Terrorism': After Failed Military Coup Attempt, Trump Imposes Total Embargo Against Venezuela. commondreams.org "The U.S. gov is telling the Venezuelan people that if they want to eat, they have to change their politics." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (2019-08-05). Venezuela: Delcy Rodríguez denuncia golpe de Estado jurídico desde EEUU. peoplesworld.org 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 …

teleSUR (2019-08-05). Venezuela Intercepts Two Planes Loaded With Drugs From Colombia. telesurenglish.net 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…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-05). Venezuela: Trump Threatens Blockade as Dialogue Continues. venezuelanalysis.com A White House official added that the threat should be "taken seriously."

Carla Stea (2019-08-05). Omission of Atrocities Committed by the Venezuelan "Opposition" Discredits UN Human Rights Report. globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2019-08-05). Trump Turns Sanctions Against Venezuela Into an Embargo. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on assets of the Venezuelan government, according to an executive order published on Monday. | RELATED: | Bolton, Ross, Lima Group Seek to Put Venezuela in 'Quarantine' | "All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States … are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in," the executive order says. | The Trump administration has been rampin…

Global Research News (2019-08-05). Selected Articles: Venezuela: US Blockade Is Next? globalresearch.ca 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 …

Lucas Koerner (2019-08-05). NPR Shreds Ethics Handbook to Normalize Regime Change in Venezuela. fair.org 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…

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-03). 'You don't have any rights': CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip. thegrayzone.com The detention of a US citizen returning from Venezuela was an apparent extension of the US government's efforts to punish…

Fight Back (2019-08-03). Tom Burke of FRSO speaks with Venezuelan Comunas leaders. fightbacknews.org 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…

Fight Back (2019-08-03). Venezuela's President Maduro speaks to the 25th Sao Paulo Forum. fightbacknews.org 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…

Eds. (2019-08-03). Are U.S. military planes announcing formal aggression against Venezuela? mronline.org 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

Alicia Jrapko (2019-08-02). XXV Sao Paulo Forum Demonstrates that Venezuela is not Alone! dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Anya Parampil (2019-08-02). 'La vacuna contra el unilateralismo': el Movimiento de Países No Alineados se reúne en Venezuela para resistir contra la tiranía del dólar. thegrayzone.com Cobertura de The Grayzone desde la conferencia ministerial del Movimiento de Países No Alineados (Mnoal), donde representantes de más de…

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-02). 'Regime change begins at home' — Max Blumenthal speaks in Venezuelan presidential palace. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and the Embassy Protection Collective address the media after meeting with President Nicolás Maduro at Miraflores…

susan_p (2019-08-02). Venezuela: Chavista militants killed as rural violence continues. greenleft.org.au 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…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-01). Venezuela's PDVSA Reconverts Oil Facilities While US Court Ruling Puts Citgo at Risk. venezuelanalysis.com Oil giant Chevron has also been granted a 90-day waiver by the Treasury Department to continue its Venezuela operations.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-30). Venezuela: Six Chavista Militants Killed in Fresh Rural Violence. venezuelanalysis.com Landowner violence continues to plague the Venezuelan countryside.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-29). Sao Paulo Forum Voices Solidarity with Venezuela, Rejects US Warmongering. venezuelanalysis.com The host of delegates from around the world likewise expressed support for leftist movements in Latin America.

Anya Parampil (2019-07-28). 'We are the vaccine against unilateralism': Non-Aligned Movement gathers in Venezuela to resist dictatorship of dollar. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone reports from the 2019 Non-Aligned Movement, where delegates from over 120 nations offered a crucial endorsement of Venezuelan…

Gloria La Riva (2019-07-25). Venezuela defeats new power sabotage in hours. liberationnews.org 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.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-25). Venezuela: US Sanctions Target Subsidized Food Program as Foro de Sao Paulo Kicks Off. venezuelanalysis.com Washington has targeted companies and individuals it alleges are profiteering from the CLAP food initiative.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-24). Venezuela Recovers From Blackout as Guaido 'Approves' Military Treaty Reincorporation. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas blamed the blackout on an "electromagnetic attack" while recovery was faster than before.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-23). Non-Aligned Movement Condemns US Sanctions Against Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The 120-member movement held a ministerial meeting in Caracas as a US spy jet reportedly violated Venezuelan airspace.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-07-23). Nationwide Blackout in Venezuela, Third since March — VA's on the Ground Coverage Affected. venezuelanalysis.com A government communique states that the probable cause was an "electromagnetic attack."

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-18). Venezuela: Trump Diverts Central America Aid to Guaido as EU Threatens More Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido's team is receiving over $40 million to fund salaries, travel, training, propaganda and technical assistance.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-17). Venezuelan Campesinos Released After Security Forces Raid. venezuelanalysis.com A prompt mobilization from popular movements managed to secure their release.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-15). UPDATED: Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume. venezuelanalysis.com The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."

TeleSur English (2019-07-15). UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.