2019-08-11: Social Media Postees

The Evolution of Venezuela's Media Landscape: From Openness to Restriction?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-11
Prominent Venezuelan journalists talk about how Venezuela's media landscape has evolved from the Chavez years to the present under the combined pressure of President Maduro and the US-Opposition's onslaught against the government. A report from Venezuela by Ed Augustin…

Worldwide Solidarity Rallies Held in Support of Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-10
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the people of his country on August 10th to march in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump's ongoing inhuman economic blockade that has caused significant suffering to the civilians of the Bolivarian Republic. | Related: | Venezuelans Amass Across the Country to Protest Trump | In a sign of solidarity with the people of Venezuela, several demonstrations were held in countries such as Australia, Haiti, Turkey Italy, Germany, Dominican Republ…

Maduro: 'Amazing', the Global #NoMoreTrump Protests
teleSUR-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-10
Named 'World Protest Day', massive demonstrations took place Saturday in Venezuela and across the globe against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on this South American country. | RELATED: | Venezuelans Amass Across the Country to Protest Trump | Hundreds of thousands of people were in the streets of Caracas Aug. 10 with signs that read, 'No Mas Trump' in protest to the U.S. president and his administration that has prevented the Ven…

Criminal Embargos: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc — Who is Next?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-10
Now the US is expanding her palette of killing by impunity to subjugate nation after nation which they do not consider bending sufficiently to the dictate of their masters. Venezuela has been targeted for two decades, and Iran, ever since the US-imposed Shah was deposed in 1979 — exactly 40 years ago…

Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-10
Imagine just for a moment, the World would stand up in unison, sick and tired of the aggressive killer arrogance of the United States and her vassals — and their joint war-force called NATO — and this World, our World, what's left of it when you deduct Washington and its Brussels allies, would at once …

USA vs. Venezuela: the embargo as part of a war with no turning back (Interview — Julio Escalona)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-10
The total embargo declared by Donald Trump against Venezuela is another step in sharpening his strategy to generate chaos in the country and overthrow Nicolás Maduro. Julio Escalona, deputy of the National Constituent Assembly, analyzes the situation, the possibility of dialogues, and challenges. | Source…

Bolivia Rejects US Drug Control Report as 'Malicious'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-10
Bolivia says it rejects the slanderous accusations made by the U.S. in its recent report where it alleged the South American country had breached the bylines of an international anti-drug initiative. | RELATED: | War on Drugs Has Failed in Bolivia: Evo Morales | In a memorandum released Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump listed 20 countries his administration says are either major transit, or illicit drug-producing countries. He named Bolivia and Venezuela as having failed to honor their ob…

Venezuela: Maduro Celebrates Indigenous, Reaffirms #NoMoreTrump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-09
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, during an event to celebrate World Indigenous Day, reiterated from Caracas that his nation will continue to 'resist' the United States administration's continued attempts to overthrow his government, which culminated this week in a blockade of the South American country. | RELATED: | Trump Turns Sanctions Against Venezuela Into an Embargo | "The Indigenous peoples of Venezuela are in active resistance against the imperialist blockade of Donald Tru…

Venezuela: US imposes full-fledged embargo
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-09
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…

NPR shreds ethics handbook to normalize regime change in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | mronline.org | 2019-08-08
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…

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

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

Se urgen acciones contra bloqueo de EEUU a Venezuela
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
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.

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing 'far-reaching implications'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-08
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.

In Venezuela, social, popular and communal unity is not an illusion
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-08
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…

Actions urged against U.S. blockade of Venezuela
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-08
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.

China says it will continue cooperation with Venezuela, tells U.S. to stop bullying
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-08
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…

WA Labor gives go ahead to fracking
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-08
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…

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

More Sanctions Against Venezuela Means More Suffering
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-07
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…

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

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

Venezuela derrota nuevo sabotaje de poder en horas
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-06
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.

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
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-06
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.

Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails 'very important step'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-06
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.

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…

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

'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…

'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…

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.

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.

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 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.

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