2019-09-13: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-09-13). Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Friday that the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) is a 'dead' instrument and the intention of applying it in Latin America "does not make any sense." | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | "The TIAR is dead; it makes no sense to any country in our region," the Venezuelan diplomat said Friday during a press conference at the headquarters of the…

Staff (2019-09-13). Sanders Says Democratic Socialism Means Creating an Economy That Works for All. truthout.org | | After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."

Jason Ditz (2019-09-13). Trump Says Bolton Was Holding Him Back on Venezuela and Cuba. theantimedia.com President Trump on Thursday singled Bolton out for not being aggressive enough on Venezuela or Cuba, claiming he was "holding us back."

Staff (2019-09-13). Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism: We Want to Create an Economy That Works for All of Us. democracynow.org After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy? dissidentvoice.org Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Venezuela: Military Exercises Against Colombian Aggression. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro launched the "Sovereignty and Peace 2019" military exercises along the Colombian border on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | "As of today # 10Sep, the 'Sovereignty and Peace 2019' border military exercises begin so that together, in the Civic-Military union, we can deploy all the defensive systems that guarantee the peace and tranquility of the Venezuelan people," said President Maduro via twitter. | On September 4,…

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-12). Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday that he will not attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September, but that Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will represent the nation at the annual international event. | RELATED: | Juan Guaido Entered Colombia With Help from Paramilitaries, Drug Cartels | "I went to New York last year, this year I will not go. … Delcy will go with the foreign minist…

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Mexico Rejects Decision to Invoke TIAR Over Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrad reported on Thursday that his country strongly rejects the decision taken by 12 countries which invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) to promote armed action against Venezuela. For such a decision means a threat to any other Latin American country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | Ebrard explained that TIAR, which was signed before the creation of the OAS, has "no reason to be in the w…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-12). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments. venezuelanalysis.com Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."

Staff (2019-09-12). Will the US and Iran Resume Talks After John Bolton Is Ousted? truthout.org | | President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week.

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Chile: 'El Mercurio' Publishes Justification For Dictatorship. telesurenglish.net As Chileans remembered the victims of one of Latin America's deadliest dictatorships, the right-wing national newspaper 'El Mercurio' published Wednesday a page-long insert justifying the dictatorship, starting with the headline that read on "Sept. 11, 1973, Chile was saved from becoming like Venezuela." | RELATED: | Chile's 9/11 Coup: Salvador Allende's Last Words | The publication, which argued that the country was better off with the military regime, generated a massive outcry and rejection f…

Staff (2019-09-12). Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser? democracynow.org President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.

The Canary (2019-09-11). £400m funding boost for electric car charging. thecanary.co A £400 million fund to boost electric vehicle charging infrastructure has been launched, the Treasury said. | The first £70 million will be allocated for 3,000 charge points, more than doubling the number across the UK to 5,000. | The scheme is being funded equally by taxpayers and private investors. | It forms part of the Government's ambition to end the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. | Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "It's fantastic there is already a rapid charge point at almost every motorway service station, and now more charging stations than petrol stations. | "But I wan…

Eds. (2019-09-11). New season of Amazon's Jack Ryan focused on Venezuela denounced as 'over-the-top and ridiculous' U.S. propaganda. mronline.org The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton. | Source

RT (2019-09-10). War and whiskers: Freshly-resigned John Bolton gets meme-roasting. rt.com US National Security Advisor John Bolton's departure from the Trump administration has been met with a mix of joy from the MAGA crowd and protests from dedicated neocons, but also with an avalanche of memes. | President Donald Trump announced Bolton's dismissal by tweet on Tuesday, saying he had "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," presumably meaning his advocacy for military-enforced regime change in Syria, Venezuela, North Korea and Iran. Bolton insisted that he attempted to resign before Trump's announcement. | Reaction flowed in swiftly, with some commenters in the media lamenting the war-haw…

Yves Engler (2019-09-10). Irwin Cotler: Anti-Palestinian, Pro-Terrorist, Anti-Human Rights. dissidentvoice.org If the ancient storyteller Aesop was correct and "a man is known by the company he keeps" what can we learn about Irwin Cotler from his friends and associates? As I've written, the former Liberal justice minister has been a leading anti-Palestinian activist for decades. More recently, he has sought to unseat Venezuela's government and …

Alex Emmons (2019-09-10). John Bolton Tried His Best to Draw the U.S. Into a War. Luckily, He Failed. theintercept.com President Donald Trump parted ways with his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, ending a 17-month tenure that included additional troops deployed to the Middle East, saw the U.S. repeatedly threaten "military action" against the Venezuelan government, and brought the country within minutes of bombing Ira…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-09). People's Mobilization Unites For People And Planet. dissidentvoice.org The People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet is two weeks away. The "People's Mobe" will be held from September 20 to 23 in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly. Members of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective started organizing the People's Mobe in May. Organizers sought to …

Paul Dobson (2019-09-09). Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.

unitedEditor (2019-09-09). Safe zone in Syria, Trump and the Taliban, Maduro vs. Guaido. uwidata.com Safe zone in Syria On Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of attempting to use the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria, not for Ankara's sake, but in order to protect the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) operating in the area. Turkey sees the SDS and the Kurdish units of …

United Nations (2019-09-09). Monday's Daily Brief: Suicide death every 40 seconds, rights chief on climate change link, Venezuela, Dorian updates, desertification summit latest. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: Someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds says new report; UN rights chief highlights climate change threat, and "devastating toll" on Venezuela; deputy chief Amina Mohammed says halting desertification is a key part of climate action; health agency pledges millions to Hurricane Dorian response.

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams (2019-09-08). New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda. venezuelanalysis.com The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.

Anya Parampil (2019-09-06). 'Go to hell': Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency. thegrayzone.com Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him…

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2019-09-06). Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.

Fight Back (2019-09-05). Venezuela: FRSO speaks at mass march against Trump's blockade. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela — August 31 marked the last day of the Meeting of International Workers in Solidarity with the Venezuelan People and Its Government. In the morning, hundreds of trade unionists assembled to hear closing remarks and review a final declaration. Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) joined with other delegations came from 25 countries, and all parts of Venezuela, and proudly shouted out their approval. The audience was lively and often broke out in chants. | Leaving the conference, delegations of trade unionists rushed out of the building and assembled in the street to join a mass march…

Anya Parampil (2019-09-04). The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of 'scam' to liquidate Venezuela's most prized international asset. thegrayzone.com Venezuela's opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation,…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-04). Venezuela: Gold Reserves Fall to 75-year Low as Guaido Seeks to Restructure Debt. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan gold reserves fell by $1 billion in the first semester of 2019.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-02). Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.

TeleSur English (2019-09-02). Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters. venezuelanalysis.com Vicepresident Jorge Rodriguez presented evidence of a failed attack on Venezuela's highest courts located in Caracas allegedly to be carried out by criminals trained in Colombia.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). US Opens Venezuela Interest Section in Colombia as Guaido Rebuffs Further Talks. venezuelanalysis.com It remains unclear whether the new Venezuela Affairs Unit will facilitate talks with Caracas.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

TeleSur English (2019-08-26). Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'. venezuelanalysis.com Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.

Paul Dobson (2019-08-26). MLB Breaks Ties with Venezuelan Baseball over US Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com All US-based ball players, including Venezuelan nationals, are now barred from playing in Venezuela.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-23). Venezuela's Maduro Confirms Secret Trump Talks as US Navy 'Ready' For Action. venezuelanalysis.com US Southern Command chief said US Navy will "do what needs to be done."

Paul Dobson (2019-08-19). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Slump as US Embargo Deters Foreign Trade. venezuelanalysis.com July's production was 740,000 barrels per day, 4 percent lower than in June.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

TeleSUR English (2019-08-14). Venezuelan Opposition Journalist Served as Agent for US, UK Gov't. venezuelanalysis.com In a U.S. diplomatic cable, Bocaranda is dubbed a "reliable source" and to be "strictly protected."

TeleSur English (2019-08-12). Worldwide Solidarity Rallies Held in Support of Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Rallies were held on Saturday across the world in support of Venezuela as the Bolivarian Republic faces an inhuman economic blockade imposed by the United States and their Western allies.

Paul Dobson (2019-08-12). Venezuela Secures New Chinese Oil Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The move defies the US embargo's secondary sanction provisions targeting foreign firms trading with Venezuela.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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