2019-09-28: News Headlines

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-27). Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign. thegrayzone.com After The Grayzone's Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann's opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was…

Dan Bacher (2019-09-27). Extinction Rebellion Activists in Sacramento. counterpunch.org Over 20 activists from the Extinction Rebellion today targeted the offices of the Western State Petroleum Association (WSPA) offices at 1415 L St. at 12 Noon. They sang songs, shouted out chants and briefly blocked the street in front of the WSPA offices just down the street from the State Capitol. There were no arrests. The Western States More

United Nations (2019-09-27). Human Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. un.org Here's a roundup of human rights news this Friday: UN's Bachelet urges restraint over arrests of Egypt protestors; expert calls for 'democratic shift' in Zimbabwe; Human Rights Council agrees fact-finding mission to Venezuela; independent experts urge freedom for Saudi women's rights defender, after 500 days in prison.

Venezuela Analysis (2019-09-27). US Gives Guaido $52 Million in Funding, Slaps Venezuela With New Sanctions. theantimedia.com Self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan opposition have been given $52 million by the Trump administration.

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-27). Maduro Thinks Russia and Venezuela Can "Overcome Any Difficulties", but Is He Right? globalresearch.ca During a meeting with Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro held on last Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia supports Venezuela's legitimate government against the continued U.S.-backed coup led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. However, the Russian president also …

United Nations (2019-09-27). Venezuela Vice-President speaks out against 'coup d'etat', $130 bn lost to 'economic terrorism'. un.org The Vice-President of Venezuela on Friday criticized administrations which have recognized National Assembly president Juan Guaidó as leader of the South American country.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-26). Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue. venezuelanalysis.com US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-25). Washington Gives Guaido $52M in Funding, Slaps Venezuela with New Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The new aid package dovetailed with fresh sanctions targeting Venezuela-Cuba oil shipping.

Staff (2019-09-25). Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly. democracynow.org On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."

Staff (2019-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2019. democracynow.org Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco Franco from State Mausoleum, Nig…

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-24). Media Continue to Push Misinformation About Venezuela and Drug Trafficking. fair.org The Wall Street Journal ( 9/15/19) claims that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez "ordered his top lieutenants to work with Colombian Marxist guerrillas to flood the US with cocaine in his government's efforts to combat the Bush administration." | In recent years, Western corporate journalists have turned to systematically citing unnamed sources and secret documents from the US national security state. Indeed, one would be forgiven for thinking it was standard operating procedure. | Th…

Joe Emersberger (2019-09-24). Reuters can't find U.S. critics to question Amazon's anti-Venezuela propaganda. mronline.org A line from the trailer for Jack Ryan, an Amazon TV drama whose second season streams on November 1, is: A nuclear Venezuela…. You will not hear about it on the news, 'cause we'll already be dead. | Source

Paul Dobson (2019-09-23). Venezuela: Dueling Delegations Sent to New York as TIAR Treaty Invoked. venezuelanalysis.com Colombian President Ivan Duque raised tensions on the eve of the UN General Assembly when he compared Maduro to Slobodan Milosevic and Al Qaeda.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). Venezuela: Gov't Releases Opposition Leader, Guaido Ratified as Parliament Head. venezuelanalysis.com Edgar Zambrano was a high-profile participant in the opposition's April 30 military putsch.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). US imposes New Sanctions Targeting Venezuela's Food Program. venezuelanalysis.com The Treasury Department has targeted people and companies involved in imports for Venezuela's CLAP program.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-16). Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-15). Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers. venezuelanalysis.com Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.