2019-08-09: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-09). UN Human Rights Chief Condemns Trump Embargo Against Venezuela. truthout.org | | The United Nations' high commissioner for human rights on Thursday condemned the Trump administration's embargo against Venezuela and warned the far-reaching sanctions could deny food, medicine, and other necessities to millions of people. | "I am deeply worried about the pote…

susan_p (2019-08-09). Venezuela: US imposes full-fledged embargo. greenleft.org.au United States President Donald Trump's administration has imposed a sweeping economic embargo against Venezuela in its efforts to oust the Nicolas Maduro government. | An executive order signed by Trump on August 5 declares all Venezuelan state assets in the US "blocked", prohibiting them from being "transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in" unless specific exemptions are issued by the Treasury Department. All transactions with Venezuelan state entities are likewise forbidden. | Cruci…

Gloria La Riva (2019-08-08). Actions urged against U.S. blockade of Venezuela. liberationnews.org With Trump's Aug. 6 announcement of a total U.S. economic blockade of Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro is calling on people worldwide to stand with Venezuela on Saturday, Aug. 10, with solidarity rallies.

Lucas Koerner (2019-08-08). NPR shreds ethics handbook to normalize regime change in Venezuela. mronline.org The Reagan administration in 1982 coerced National Public Radio (NPR) to cover more favorably the U.S. terrorist war then being waged against Nicaragua. | Source

Gloria La Riva (2019-08-08). Se urgen acciones contra bloqueo de EEUU a Venezuela. liberationnews.org Con el anuncio de Trump del 6 de agosto imponiendo un bloqueo económico total a Venezuela, el presidente Nicolás Maduro ha hecho un llamado a los pueblos del mundo que se una a Venezuela el sábado 10 de agosto, con manifestaciones de solidaridad.

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-08). "Economic Terror": Trump Regime Aims to Starve Venezuelans into Submission. globalresearch.ca Venezuela Vice President Delcy Rodriguez | Under both extremist right wings of the US war party, the incremental Nazification of America may become full-blown in our lifetimes if not strongly challenged by the world community. | The Trump regime exceeds the worst …

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-08). Venezuelan Gov't Suspends Dialogue as EU Criticizes US Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com The European Union objected to the "extraterritorial application of unilateral measures."

teleSUR (2019-08-08). Venezuela, China Inaugurate Refinery To Boost Oil Production. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro inaugurated‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã a new binational oil refinery in cooperation with China after meeting with Chinese representatives Thursday in Miraflores, Caracas,. | RELATED: | Russia Accuses the US of Interfering in Venezuela's Dialogue | The new refinery that will be run by Sinovensa, a joint company that combines Venezuela's state-contro…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-08). Venezuelan Campesinos' March on Miraflores Blocked by Police. venezuelanalysis.com The mobilization marked the one-year anniversary of the Admirable Campesino March.

United Nations (2019-08-08). UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing 'far-reaching implications'. un.org A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations' top rights official on Thursday, who said in a statement that she feared they would have a "potentially severe impact" on the human rights of the South American nation's "long-suffering" people.

teleSUR (2019-08-08). Oil Rises More Than 2%, Expectations of More OPEC Cuts. telesurenglish.net Oil jumped more than two percent on Thursday on expectations that falling prices could lead to production cuts, coupled with a steadying of the yuan currency after a week of turmoil spurred by an escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions. | RELATED: | US Renews Chevron License in Venezuela Despite Trump Sanctions | Prices rebounded after tumbling nearly five percent to their lowest since January on Wednesday after data showed an unexpected build in U.S. crude stockpiles after nea…

teleSUR (2019-08-08). Russia Accuses US of Interfering in Venezuela's Dialogue. telesurenglish.net Russia's Foreign Ministry said it regrets the cancellation of the round of negotiations that had been developed in Barbados, between a delegation of the government of President Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan opposition. | RELATED: | ALBA Countries Condemn Trump's Total Blockade Against Venezuela | The office of the Russian Foreign Ministry, through a statement, said that regardless of who is responsible for this decision, the main…

teleSUR (2019-08-08). ALBA Countries Condemn Trump's Total Blockade Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) issued a statement this week condemning the economic blockade that U.S. President Donald Trump has authorized against the Venezuelan people and their government. | RELATED: | Chinese Foreign Ministry Condemns US Blockade Against Venezuela | "The ALBA-TCP count…

Fight Back (2019-08-08). China says it will continue cooperation with Venezuela, tells U.S. to stop bullying. fightbacknews.org Washington DC — On August 8, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that the People's Republic of China would continue economic cooperation with Venezuela. Speaking in Beijing, Hua stated the U.S., "should let the Venezuelan people decide their future and immediately stop the bullying behavior." | The statement came on the heels of the August 6 threats made by Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton and the decision to freeze Venezuelan assets in the U.S. | Hua also said, "What the U.S. said and did constitutes gross interference in Venezuela's internal affairs and severely viola…

pip.hinman (2019-08-08). WA Labor gives go ahead to fracking. greenleft.org.au The Western Australian Labor government has announced it will lift the ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of underground geological structures this month. A statewide moratorium on fracking has been in place since September 2017. | Though fracking will not be permitted in the South West, Peel and Perth regions, companies will have the go ahead to frack on existing petroleum titles. | Labor has said that existing titles only cover 2% of the state. | However, there has been a run on the procurement of additional petroleum leases by various operators since Labor announced its 18-month "implementation plan" in Ju…

Eds. (2019-08-08). In Venezuela, social, popular and communal unity is not an illusion. mronline.org The Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora interviewed àÅngel Prado, the spokesperson of the Socialist Commune El Maizal, a campesino organization dedicated to building socialism at the grassroots level in Venezuela. | Source

Staff (2019-08-07). More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering. therealnews.com The Trump administration's new sanctions freeze all of Venezuela's U.S.-based assets and those of anyone who helps Maduro which will only increase poverty, says Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodriguez…

Paul Dobson (2019-08-07). Venezuelan Athletes Bring Home Medals from Pan-American Games. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela has scored thirteen medals so far, including three golds, with more expected.

Gloria La Riva (2019-08-06). Venezuela derrota nuevo sabotaje de poder en horas. liberationnews.org Este es el tercer intento importante de los Estados Unidos y los contrarrevolucionarios internos para tratar de destruir el sistema de energía, el primero fue del 7 al 12 de marzo y el segundo del 23 de marzo al 4 de abril. Ha habido cientos de ataques terroristas en las líneas eléctricas.

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-06). 'John Bolton tried to assassinate me': Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal sits down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas. We discuss the plots to kill him,…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-06). Washington Escalates Venezuela Sanctions into Full-Fledged Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com The latest measures amount to a total trade embargo impacting both US and foreign entities.

United Nations (2019-08-06). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Venezuela-Colombia baby breakthrough, Italy piles on rescue boat pressure, States must combat hate, Kashmir rights latest and a musical plea to combat CAR hunger. un.org Tuesday's main stories: Colombia offers nationality to born of Venezuelan parents; '€1 million' fines for rescue boats; States must do more to stop hate attacks; Egypt terror attack condemned by Security Council, UN chief; Kashmir developments risk people's rights; and striking a chord for 1.8 million hungry Central Africans.

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…

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.

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."

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.