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Venezuela: Full Silvercorp Contract Unveiled, Guaido Involved
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
According to the Washington Post, the document was provided by Venezuelan opposition officials on the condition that one of the attachments be redacted. Nonetheless, the text showcases the extent of the intervention financed by Juan Guaido and his supporters. | Some …
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Guaidó's mercenary hit contract on Venezuela's Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings
Alan MacLeod | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-11
The leaked contract between Juan Guaidó and the Silvercorp USA mercenary firm closely resembles a DEA bounty placed on the…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/10/guaido-mercen…

A Dirty Military Incursion into Venezuela
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on the Venezuelan coastline at La Guaira. This was clearly …
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Colombia: Avianca Airlines Declares Bankruptcy Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
Colombian airline Avianca announced Sunday that they are declaring bankruptcy after an 80% income drop due to the health crisis. | RELATED: | Venezuela Seizes Three Combat Boats With Colombian Navy Emblems | Avianca Holdings airline representatives published a communication announcing voluntary bankruptcy declaration to protect future operations. "Today our wings are closed so that tomorrow we can all continue to fly "tweeted Anko van der Werff, Avianca president. | The compa…
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China Will Not Accept Any US Invasion in Venezuela: Spokeswoman Hua Chunying
Orinoco Tribune | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
China repudiates the United States' attempt of a naval invasion of Venezuela and all interventionist maneuvers against the sovereignty of any country. | Through a statement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, stressed again this Wednesday her rejection of …
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Shipping 9 tons of gold bars from Venezuela to Iran baseless rumor: envoy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

The Botched Infiltration of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair
Leonardo Flores | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-11
Given Guaidó's involvement, it is impossible for Washington to wash its hands of the plot. The Trump administration is responsible for giving him what little power he has, and therefore it is responsible for his actions.
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Western Venezuela Rocked by Rolling Blackouts
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-11
Low water levels at hydroelectric dams, "terrorist sabotage" and damaged infrastructure have been blamed for the power cuts.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14873

Venezuela Captures 14 Mercenaries in the Last 24 Hours
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
Venezuelan State Security Forces captured In the last 24 hours a total of 14 mercenaries involved in an armed maritime incursion. | RELATED: | Three More Mercenaries Arrested in Venezuela With Ties to Foiled Coup Plot | "At the end of Sunday, three mercenaries were captured in the mountain town of San Miguel, in the parish of Carayaca, Vargas state," the Strategic Region of Integral Defense Capital of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) reported on Monday on…
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U.S. ratchets up Hybrid Warfare in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-11
Nino Pagliccia examines the recent mercenary incursion into the Venezuelan territory.
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New California oil permits rose 7.8% in 2020's first quarter as oil prices plunged
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-05-11
From January 1 to March 31, 2020, the same time that the Newsom Administration approved 1,623 new permits, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California, spent $1,089,702 lobbying state officials during the period. | Chevron spent even more: $1,638,497 in the fifth quarter of the 2019-20 legislation session to influence legislators, the Governor's Office and other state officials. The two oil industry giants combined to spend a total of $2,728,199 lobbying in the session's fifth quarter.
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Guaido Behind Failed Operation Against Venezuela: Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro revealed more details Saturday about the failed armed maritime incursions, aimed to carry out a coup and destabilize the South American nation. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Full Silvercorp Contract Unveiled, Guaido Involved | The President asserted that lawmaker Juan Guaido ordered the operation intending to assassinate him. "Silvercorp wanted to cause violence with Guaido's endorsement. He wanted to kill me," Maduro denounced. | The Venezuelan pres…
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Guaido Behind Failed Operation Against Venezuela: Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro revealed more details Saturday about the failed armed maritime incursions, aimed to carry out a coup and destabilize the South American nation. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Full Silvercorp Contract Unveiled, Guaido Involved | The President asserted that lawmaker Juan Guaido ordered the operation intending to assassinate him. "Silvercorp wanted to cause violence with Guaido's endorsement. He wanted to kill me," Maduro denounced. | The Venezuelan pres…
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Guaidó's mercenary hit contract on Venezuela's Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-10
The leaked contract between Juan Guaidó and the Silvercorp USA mercenary firm closely resembles a DEA bounty placed on the head of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle this March. The deal tacitly authorizes the elimination of working class Venezuelans in proposed death squad activities by Silvercorp. | Juan Guaidó was expecting to be in Venezuela's Presidential Palace by now. But the comically bungling May 3 invasion attempt by US mercenaries and opposition members was the latest indication of the desperate measures he and his cronies have resorted to. The fighters hired under his name were i…

Guaidó’s mercenary hit contract on Venezuela’s Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings

Latest Failed Coup Attempt Against Venezuela Made in the USA?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-10
UN Charter Article 2(4) states the following: | "All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the …
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Fight COVIF-19 Not Venezuela
Howie Hawkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-10
The Keystone Cops have nothing on the rag-tag group of soldiers of fortune who failed earlier this week in their implausible plot to kidnap Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, trigger a military coup, and install the US puppet, Juan Guaidó, in the presidency. We know all about the hair-brained scheme due to a falling out of …
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Iran Slams Failed US Incursion to Overthrow Venezuelan Leader
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
The Islamic Republic of Iran categorically rejected the U.S.-led armed incursion into Venezuela, which was intended to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Behind Failed Operation Against Venezuela: Maduro | Iran's Foreign Ministry called on Washington to stop meddling in the internal affairs of sovereign nations, now and forever, while also ending their inhuman blockade of these countries. | "The terrible report on the failed U.S.-led terrorist plo…
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3 Mercenaries Arrested in Venezuela With Ties to Foiled Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
Venezuela's government announced Sunday that its Special Forces apprehended three mercenaries with ties to the foiled May 3 plot in the northern state of Aragua, which borders Caracas. | RELATED: | Guaido Behind Failed Operation Against Venezuela: Maduro | The detainees were identified as First Lieutenant Jairo Betemy, Army Second Sergeant Franco Jonathan, and Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) First Sergeant Evan Rincon, who are now in the custody of the corresponding authorities.
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Iran Slams Failed US Incursion to Overthrow Venezuelan Leader
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-10
The Islamic Republic of Iran categorically rejected the U.S.-led armed incursion into Venezuela, which was intended to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Behind Failed Operation Against Venezuela: Maduro | Iran's Foreign Ministry called on Washington to stop meddling in the internal affairs of sovereign nations, now and forever, while also ending their inhuman blockade of these countries. | "The terrible report on the failed U.S.-led terrorist plo…
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[UPDATED] Venezuela Makes Fresh Arrests as Opposition Splinters over Failed Coup
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-10
Trump said the operation "was not a good attack," again denying any US involvement.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14869

Venezuela Bay of Pigs 2.0: The Chuao Beach Defeat of US Sponsored Mercenaries
Jesús Chucho García | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-10
Recently, Chuao, a town on the coast of Aragua State, Venezuela, was put on the geopolitical world map, given the incursion of some mercenaries from the Venezuelan radical opposition and some green berets from the Donald Trump government, who were …
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Civic-Military Union: The Chavista Paradigm that defined the latest events in the War Against Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-09
What happened last Monday, May 4, on the coast of the town of Chuao, municipality of Santiago Mariño in the state of Aragua, has left a mark on the history of the Bolivarian process due to the combined action of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the citizenry, in particular a group of fishermen, police …
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Silvercorp co-founder speaks with The Grayzone: What did State Department know about failed Venezuela invasion?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-08
The Grayzone speaks to Drew White

Venezuela Confronts Intimidation, Myth-making, and Dirty War
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Venezuela's story currently is of vulnerability and precariousness amidst signs of rising U.S. aggression. The imperialist U.S. government wants the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro removed and insists that Venezuela's massive oil reserves and the entire continent remain within the fold of international capitalism. Crucial to these U.S. designs is junior partner Colombia with…
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Venezuela seeks arrest of three US residents over failed attempt to remove Maduro from power
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-08
Venezuela's chief prosecutor has ordered the arrest of a former US soldier and two opposition figures living in the US for their alleged role in a botched operation aimed at removing Nicolas Maduro from power.Tarek William Saab said Venezuela will seek the capture of Jordan Goudreau, a military veteran who has claimed responsibility for the attack. Saab has also ordered the arrest of Juan Jose Rendon and Sergio Vergara, two US-based advisers to opposition leader Juan Guaido."They are living in impunity," Saab said. "In tranquillity over there [in the US]".US law enforcement is investigating Goudreau, though it re…
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How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-08
US regime change operations have been outsourced to semi-private companies and NGOs for decades, giving the government a paper-thin veneer of plausible deniability.
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President Maduro: 4 new mercenaries captured–U.S. led military incursion
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-08
Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, confirmed the capture in the last hours of 4 more mercenaries involved in the attempted military incursion along the Venezuelan coast, which began on May 3.
mronline.org/2020/05/08/president-maduro…

US Wants Release of Two Special Forces Veterans Who Led Failed Coup Invasion of Venezuela
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
Imperial overreach was on full display this week as the US government demanded that a pair of US citizens

Mercenaries launch attack on Venezuelan coast, driven back
| workers.org | 2020-05-08
Workers World received this statement May 4 that originated from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry about the May 3 attack on that country's shores, made even more ominous by the presence of U.S. Navy warships in the waters off Venezuela. Since that day the Venezuelans report that they stopped another similar . . . | Continue reading Mercenaries launch attack on Venezuelan coast, driven back at Workers.org
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Saudi Arabia Suspends Handouts to Citizens and Triples VAT Payments Amid Oil Price Slump
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
More than half of Saudi Arabia's pubic revenues depend on income from oil-related activities. However, the price of the precious recourse has dropped significantly since the start of the year as global demand for oil has plummeted by 30% amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, prompting petro-dependent states to undertake austerity measures.
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Guardian Blames Trump's Murderous US Exceptionalism on Hugo Chávez
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-05-07
What better time to vilify the popular former leader of a country under deadly US siege than a deadly pandemic? Such was clearly the reasoning of Guardian journalist Rory Carroll when he penned an op-ed headlined, "Blunder, Distraction, Denial: Trump Follows Chávez's Successful Template" (4/19/20). Seemingly immune to irony, Carroll compares Venezuela's late socialist …
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US Investigating Ex-Green Beret, Denies 'Direct' Involvement in Failed Venezuela Coup
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-07
New documents confirm that the Venezuelan opposition signed a contract with Florida-based Silvercorp to kidnap President Nicolas Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14867

PDF download of May 7 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-07
Click to download entire 12-page PDF May Day coverage. Also: COVID‚Äë19 North Carolina protest; Genocide on Detroit; Cuban medical team; Trump and China; Pennies vs. billions; Tear down the walls A world without prisons; Mumia: On prison guards; Louisiana death camps; ‚ÄÇEditorial Fascists = bosses' tools; World Palestine Britain Venezuela . . . | Continue reading PDF download of May 7 issue at Workers.org
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U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt Compared to a "Bad Rambo Movie"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-06
We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela." He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."
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Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-06
The Trump administration immediately denied all involvement, "it has nothing to do with our government," the president said yesterday. But as the dust settled, the mercenaries immediately began implicating each other

Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Venezuelans 'teetering on the brink of survival' warn UN human rights experts
news.un.org | 2020-05-06
United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country's economic crisis.
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A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Venezuela: Two US Citizens Captured in Botched Coup Attempt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-05
Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14864

Paramilitary invasions in Venezuela: Made in USA
Nic de la Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-05
Attempted invasion taken care of swiftly and efficiently by the Venezuelan government.
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Paramilitary invasions in Venezuela: Made in USA
Nic de la Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-05
Attempted invasion taken care of swiftly and efficiently by the Venezuelan government.
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Venezuela thwarts invasion attempts by mercenaries
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-05
Imperialism & war Kerry SmithIssue 1264 Venezuela Bolivarian revolution US Drug Enforcement Agency COVID-19May 5,…
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Venezuela: 45 Killed in Guanare Prison Riot
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-04
The government pledged to investigate the May 1 riot, which it described as an attempted breakout.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14863

Venezuelan Armed Forces: Paramilitary Incursion Neutralized
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-03
Former US green beret Jordan Goudreau, reported to have led preparations for a coup, confirmed the operation.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14861

Remembering Henri Falcon's May 2018 Presidential campaign in Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-02
Henri Falcon was a viable candidate

Former US Special Ops Soldier Led Plot to Invade Venezuela: Sources
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-02
AP reports that the Venezuelan opposition and Colombian authorities were aware of the plan.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14859