2020-07-16: News Headlines

Germán Gorraiz López (2020-07-15). Is U.S. Military Action against Venezuela Contemplated? Trump Wants to Extradite Maduro. globalresearch.ca The Sino-Venezuelan agreement by which the Chinese state petrochemical company Sinopec will invest 14,000 million dollars to achieve daily oil production of 200,000 barrels per day of crude in the Orinoco Oil Belt, (considered the most abundant oil field in …

_____ (2020-07-15). Trump Tells Florida Crowd 'Something Will Happen In Venezuela' Soon. popularresistance.org On a trip to COVID-19 riddled Florida this weekend, President Donald Trump not-so-cryptically revealed that he had something big planned for Venezuela during a meeting with leaders of the U.S. military's Southern Command. "Something will happen with Venezuela. That's all I can tell you," he said, before adding that Washington would be "very much involved" in what he was referencing. Biden has also taken a hard line on Venezuela and is attempting to out-hawk Trump on the issue. "It's time for free and fair elections so that the Venezuelan people can turn the page on the corrupt and repressive Maduro regime," he sa…

Stansfield Smith (2020-07-15). WOLA's David Smilde Advocates a more Efficient Regime Change Strategy against Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org Common Dreams, a liberal-left website, reposted an article by David Smilde of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA): "Joe Biden Should Not Try to Out-Hawk Trump on Venezuela." It starts off well with the subtitle: "The first task for a Biden administration would be to take military intervention off the table." The US has …

Jean Jores Pierre (2020-07-15). PetroCaribe is at the heart of a geopolitical battle in the Carribean. peoplesdispatch.org For the past two years, Haitians have been engaged in several

Cira Pascual Marquina (2020-07-15). Popular protagonism in Venezuela's transition to socialism: A conversation with Michael Lebowitz. mronline.org The Marxist theorist emphasizes that socialism involves people transforming themselves.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-15). Venezuela's Oil Production Plunges as US Issues New Threats. venezuelanalysis.com Special Envoy Elliott Abrams threatened to "go after" shipping companies that continue to transport Venezuelan crude.

news.un (2020-07-15). Venezuela: amputation, extortion and death amidst booming gold mining racket. news.un.org The Human Rights Council on Wednesday heard damning reports of serious exploitation and abuse of children and indigenous communities in Venezuela, where mining for gold and other minerals is booming.

People Over Petro (2020-07-15). Thursday 7/23: Tackling the A-Z Impacts of Plastic: Environmental Impact (Part 2 of 2). indybay.org Online…

People Over Petrol (2020-07-15). Tuesday 7/21: Tackling the A-Z Impacts of Plastic: Environmental Impact (Part 1 of 2). indybay.org Online…

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-14). Trump Tells Florida Crowd "Something Will Happen in Venezuela" Soon. thealtworld.com "Something will happen with Venezuela. That's all I can tell you," Trump said, before not-so-cryptically adding that Washington would be "very much involved." | MPN— On a trip to COVID-19 riddled Florida this weekend, President Donald Trump not-so-cryptically revealed that he had something big planned for Venezuela during a meeting with leaders of the U.S. military's Southern Command. "Something will happen with Venezuela. That's all I can tell you," he

Anya Parampil (2020-07-14). Blockbuster oil bribery scandal exposes corrupt double-dealing of Guaidó 'attorney general'. thegrayzone.com Jose Ignacio Hernandez has raked in lucrative fees as a legal mercenary for the corporate looters of Venezuela's PDVSA oil…

_____ (2020-07-14). CoronaShock And Socialism. popularresistance.org CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient. | This is the third in a multiple-part series of studies on CoronaShock. It is based on research by Ana Maldonado (Frente Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela), Manolo de los Santos (researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), Subin Dennis (researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research), and Vijay Prashad (director of Tricontinental: Institute…

Eds. (2020-07-14). In Commune: The Panal 2021. mronline.org Third episode of VA's "In Commune" series, focusing on the combative Panal 2021 Commune in Caracas.

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.

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.

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…

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.