2020-07-14: News Headlines

People Over Petro (2020-07-14). Thursday 7/23: Tackling the A-Z Impacts of Plastic: Environmental Impact (Part 2 of 2). indybay.org Online…

People Over Petrol (2020-07-14). Tuesday 7/21: Tackling the A-Z Impacts of Plastic: Environmental Impact (Part 1 of 2). indybay.org Online…

Anya Parampil (2020-07-13). Exclusive: Bill Richardson undertakes private mission after State Dept abandons families of mercenaries detained in Venezuela invasion. thegrayzone.com The brother of Luke Denman, a former Green Beret detained after a failed invasion of Venezuela told The Grayzone ex-US…

Leonardo Flores (2020-07-13). VenezolanosConBiden and MAGAzuela: Two sides of the same coin. mronline.org The Biden campaign recently held an event outlining the presidential hopeful's "vision for Venezuela." Spoiler alert: it barely differs from President Trump's.

Michael Lebowitz (2020-07-13). Popular protagonism in Venezuela's transition to socialism. zcomm.org Capitalism, which destroys human beings and nature, must be ended, but you can not build socialism without the protagonism by which people change themselves…

Paul Dobson (2020-07-13). Venezuela Begins Election Preparations as More Parties Confirm Participation. venezuelanalysis.com Hard-right Popular Will Party has announced it will run, while the Communist Party has unveiled an alternative revolutionary alliance.

teleSUR (2020-07-13). Venezuela Updates its Electoral Roll Amidst Health Protocols. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) Monday kicked off a voters register's update process to set up the elections whereby 277 lawmakers will be elected on Dec. 6. | RELATED: | CNE president Indira Alfonzo detailed that to this end were established 551 active locations in each Regional Electoral Offices (REO). | The electoral body deployed 1,232 agents in each REO to ensure compliance with the h…

sputniknews (2020-07-13). Nigerian Energy Minister Commits to OPEC+ Oil Cuts Despite Not Meeting Targets. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Timipre Sylva, Nigeria's minister of state for petroleum resources, has made a commitment to the Saudi energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, to meet the oil cut targets set out in the recent OPEC+ deal, given the African nation's earlier failure to reduce output to the required level.

Joe Emersberger (2020-07-11). Remembering the Venezuelan National Assembly vote lost by Guaidó in January 2019. zcomm.org The view of the US government and the pro-Guaidó faction of the opposition was summed up by a New York Times headline and subhead that on January 5 that said Venezuela's Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Tightening Grip on Power It was the last political institution in opposition hands. Now President Nicolás Maduro's has

teleSUR (2020-07-11). Venezuela Extends the State of Alarm to Prevent COVID-19 Spread. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vicepresident Delcy Rodriguez Saturday announced the State of Constitutional Alert's extension for another 30 days to prevent the COVID-19 spread in the country. | RELATED: | "As Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro requested, we are extending the quarantine for another month, as we make a special call to the Caracas' citizens to stay at home and comply with all the precautionary measures," Rodriguez…

teleSUR (2020-07-11). Trump Plans To Meet With President Maduro, Bolton Says. telesurenglish.net U.S National Security's Former Advisor John Bolton Friday said President Donald Trump plans to meet Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro if the White House leader is re-elected in November. | RELATED: | Bolton assured Trump plans to meet Nicolas Maduro regardless of "the damage to the opposition" that this may cause. | "I believe he will continue to support the opposition until November's elections. It remains to…

_____ (2020-07-11). The US And UK Are A Wrecking Ball Crew Against The Pillars Of Internationalism. popularresistance.org Over the past few decades, Western countries—such as the United Kingdom, but more so the United States of America—have flouted international laws and failed to even try to uphold the high-minded principles of the charter. Most recently, the United States has attempted to muzzle the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it has pursued a perfectly reasonable investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan; and the United Kingdom has denied Venezuela its sovereign right to gold held in the Bank of England. In both cases, the United States and the UK have undermined the sovereignty of nations and mutilated i…

teleSUR (2020-07-11). Venezuela Rejects U.S. Accusations About Drug Trafficking. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol Saturday rejected the statements made by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration which accused Venezuela of promoting drug trafficking. | RELATED: | "Venezuela has and will continue to fight against drug trafficking and will continue to ensure prevention and international cooperation," Reverol emphasized. | In the last 10 years, the tr…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-11). Trump Visits SOUTHCOM, Warns 'Something Will Happen' in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The US president praised the "historic sanctions" imposed against Venezuela.

sputniknews (2020-07-11). Venezuela Receives Shipment of 840,000 Packages of Insulin Drugs From Russia. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A humanitarian shipment from Russia containing 840,000 packages of insulin drugs has arrived in Venezuela, the deputy health minister of the South American country Gerardo Briceno said during an appearance on the state-run VTV broadcaster on Saturday.

Paul Street (2020-07-10). Imperial Blind Spots and a Question for Obama. counterpunch.org The biggest of the many moral blind-spots that mar the politics of the Democratic Party is American imperialism. Biden Helped Lead the Charge into Iraq Look at the Inauthentic Opposition Party's[1] presumptive presidential nominee. Biden recently chided Donald Trump in not-so veiled terms for failing to overthrow the democratically elected socialist Maduro government of Venezuela?

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-07-10). US Plans to Invade Venezuela Through Colombia. globalresearch.ca Colombia is under a pro-Washington government. The country's current president, Iván Duque Márquez, has been noted for a series of policies of alignment with the United States, continuing the legacy of his predecessor, former president Juan Manuel Santos, …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-10). [UPDATED] Venezuela: Oil Minister, PSUV Vice President Test Positive for COVID-19. venezuelanalysis.com The senior Chavista figures made the announcement on Twitter.