2020-06-30: News Headlines

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2020-06-30). Venezuela's Maduro Expels EU Ambassador Following New Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan president demanded "respect" from European countries.

Ben Norton (2020-06-30). Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico. mronline.org Around $24 billion of Venezuelan public money has been looted, and the Trump administration has used at least $601 million of it to construct a militarized wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

_____ (2020-06-30). Trump's Second Thoughts On Juan Guaido Are Not Enough. popularresistance.org After nearly a year and a half of all-out efforts at regime change in Venezuela which took a major toll on the Venezuelan people, Donald Trump now tells the world he was never big on the strategy in the first place. On Friday, the U.S. president appeared to shove the blame onto advisers, and added "I think that I wasn't necessarily in favor" of the policy of recognizing Juan Guaidó as president, but "I was OK with it." | Trump's statements made it seem as if Guaidó's only sin was that he did not manage to seize power. This might-makes-right mindset belies what is happening on the ground in Venezuela which is much…

Yves Engler (2020-06-30). How Venezuela helped defeat Canada's Security Council bid. mronline.org Was Canada defeated in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council because of Justin Trudeau's effort to overthrow Venezuela's government? Its intervention in the internal affairs of another sovereign country certainly didn't help.

Yves Engler (2020-06-30). How Venezuela Helped Defeat UN Canada's Security Council Bid. globalresearch.ca Was Canada defeated in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council because of Justin Trudeau's effort to overthrow Venezuela's government? Its intervention in the internal affairs of another sovereign country certainly didn't help. | According to …

RT (2020-06-29). 'Enough of European colonialism': Maduro says EU envoy to be expelled after block sanctions 11 Venezuelan officials. rt.com Venezualan President Nicolas Maduro has expelled the EU ambassador to the country, giving the diplomat 72 hours to pack up and leave, after Brussels imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials, including on members of parliament. | Maduro's decision to banish Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa comes after the European Council decided to spap a flurry of punitive sanctions on about a dozen of high-ranking Venezuelan officials. | The 11 Venezuelans that have been hit in the latest crackdown include lawmaker Luis Parra, who replaced opposition figurehead Juan Guaido at the helm of the National Assembly in January. | "I have…

Paul Dobson (2020-06-29). Venezuela Tightens Quarantine in COVID-19 Hotspots amid Record Daily Case Count. venezuelanalysis.com Thirty percent of the country returns to total lockdown as the national tally increases to 5,530.

Jessica Dos Santos (2020-06-29). Tales of Resistance: 'The Cheapest Gasoline in the World'. globalresearch.ca For two months, most gas stations in Caracas were closed. The few that were running, under military supervision, had car queues stretching for over a mile. And that taking into account that fuel was only to be sold to priority …

en.mehrnews (2020-06-28). Gasoline export to Venezuela trade deal: oil min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — Stressing Iran has not given gasoline to Venezuela for free, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that exporting gasoline to Venezuela was a trade deal.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-27). Trump's talks offer with Venezuela, Iran doesn't mean policy shift: Argentinian Prof. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) — The head of the International Relations Area for the Observatory of International Trade at the National University of Lujan in Argentina believes that US hostile policies toward Iran and Venezuela will continue despite Donald Trump's willingness to talk with Tehran and Caracas.