2020-07-02: News Headlines

Lucas Koerner (2020-07-02). UK Court Denies Venezuela $1bn in Gold Needed to Fight Virus. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas vowed to appeal the "outrageous" decision recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's head of state.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-02). Venezuela denounces 'absurd decision' of UK to retain its gold reserves. peoplesdispatch.org A British high court ruled on July 2 that because the UK recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, it does not have to give the government of Nicolás Maduro access to the reserves…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-07-02). America's Two Right-Wing Parties Keep Accusing Each Other Of Being Far-Left. thealtworld.com has a new Spanish-language ad out claiming that President Trump is cut from the same cloth as leftist leaders Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolas Maduro. This is not the first time the Biden campaign has done this, with The hashtag #ComradeTrump

Al Arabiya (2020-07-02). UK 'Recognized' Juan Guiado as Venezuela President, Rules High Court in Gold Dispute. globalresearch.ca Britain has "recognized" Venezuela's opposition leader High court judge Nigel Teare handed down a Judgment ruling …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-02). Venezuela Sets Parliamentary Election Date, Increases Number of Lawmakers. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelans will elect 277 deputies to congress this December.

_____ (2020-07-01). Spain's Zapatero: There Are Governments That Regret Having Recognized Guaido. popularresistance.org Former Spain Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero believes that there are governments that regret having recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela back in early 2019. | "I do not know if they will say it in public, but that reflection is there," Zapatero said during an interview with the Argentine radio station Radio La Pizarra. | His statements are based on the global disappointment that Guaidó has created, whose leadership has been overshadowed after his participation in the failed Operation Gideon, intended to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | The Spanis…

_____ (2020-07-01). Venezuela Slams Interpol Arrest Of CLAP Contractor In Cape Verde. popularresistance.org Alex Nain Saab Moran, 48, was arrested on the archipelago island while on a technical stop-over in his private jet on Friday. He was allegedly en route to the Islamic Republic of Iran to negotiate food import contracts on behalf of the government's subsidized CLAP food program, as well as medicine and other imports needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Saab's arrest as "illegal," claiming that no Interpol warrant existed at the time of detention. He also accused the French-based international policing organization of violating "the diplomatic immunity which international…

_____ (2020-07-01). Manitos Children's Fund To Support Venezuelan Children Despite Sanctions. popularresistance.org Manitos Children's Fund grows out of the decades old Latin America solidarity movement which has worked to change US policies toward Latin America for over 60 years. Because of our history we are most focused on the effects of sanctions on the children of Latin America, with Venezuela being the most targeted by illegal sanctions currently. | Democratic and Republican administrations have both issued sanctions against the democratically-elected government of Venezuela, but since taking office in 2017, President Trump has ratcheted up the pain factor with an aggressive attack on the Venezuelan economy. In August 20…

sputniknews (2020-07-01). Venezuela's National Electoral Council Sets December 6 as Parliamentary Elections Date. sputniknews.com Venezuela's National Electoral Council on Wednesday set December 6 as the date for parliamentary elections.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …