2020-07-17: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-07-16). Venezuela Denounces US Destroyer Incursion in Contiguous Zone. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday denounced to the international community that the USS Pinckney (DDG-91) warship sneaked into the "contiguous zone" of this South American country. | RELATED: | "It is an inexcusable act of provocation that aims to undermine our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Arreaza tweeted. | He also stressed that this act of "erratic and childish" provocati…

teleSUR (2020-07-16). Venezuela's Electoral Process Is Legitimate, Fernandez Says. telesurenglish.net Argentina's RELATED: | His statements came after international mainstream media…

_____ (2020-07-16). Blockbuster Oil Bribery Scandal Exposes Corrupt Double-Dealing Of Guaidó 'Attorney General'. popularresistance.org Below the radar of US media, a district court in Florida tossed out a multibillion-dollar bribery case in March 2018 thanks to testimony delivered by a former member of the shadow administration of Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó. | That ex-official, Jose Ignacio Hernandez, served as attorney general in the US-backed Guaidó junta until July of this year. As this investigation will reveal, Hernandez's testimony was bought and paid for by foreign oil giants with an interest in defrauding Venezuela's state petroleum company out of billions of dollars. | These corporate titans, which included some of the world's l…

sputniknews (2020-07-16). 'Inexcusable Act of Provocation': Caracas Denounces US Navy Destroyer Steaming in Venezuelan Waters. sputniknews.com The Venezuelan government has denounced a "freedom of navigation operation" performed by the US Navy on Thursday, calling the violation of Venezuelan waters by a US warship ostensibly defending the freedom of the seas "erratic and childish."

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

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.

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.

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…

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…

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