2020-07-28: News Headlines

Lucas Koerner (2020-07-28). Venezuela Wins Right to Appeal UK Ruling Barring Access to Gold Reserves. venezuelanalysis.com Lawyers for Venezuela's Central Bank hailed the decision as "incredibly rare."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-28). Argentina's stance on Venezuela changes with the new government. peoplesdispatch.org Argentine President, Alberto Fernández, recognized Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela's legitimate president and criticized the economic blockades against the Caribbean country, setting up a new scenario in Latin America…

Paul Dobson (2020-07-28). Venezuela Rejects Washington's 'Wild West' Bounty Against Chief Justice Moreno. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's Foreign Ministry hit back at the Trump administration after it offered US $5 million for information leading to the arrest of Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno last week. | "The Venezuelan government once again rejects the Donald Trump administration's illegal …

_____ (2020-07-28). Venezuela Moves Toward Elections: US Seeks To Undermine Them. popularresistance.org Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) has kickstarted proceedings for the upcoming December 6 National Assembly (AN) elections. A number of events have taken place in recent weeks that appear to open the way for a path out of the current political crisis and towards new conditions of stability in the country. | The roadmap has several democratic and electoral elements, which dovetail with decrees handed down by state institutions. | The government's strategy is, in broad strokes, to create a new democratic framework on the basis of several recent developments that we will examine. | While this roadmap is r…

_____ (2020-07-27). State Dept Abandons Families Of Mercenaries Detained In Venezuela. popularresistance.org The Grayzone has confirmed that former US ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson traveled to Venezuela on Monday, July 13, following conversations with the families of former Green Beret soldiers Luke Denman and Airan Berry. Venezuelan authorities detained Berry and Denman on May 4, after they participated in a failed mercenary invasion of Venezuela with the stated goal of kidnapping the country's elected president, Nicolas Maduro. | Mark Denman, the younger brother of the detained mercenary Luke Denman, told The Grayzone that Richardson had agreed to help his family after the US Department of State failed to offer…

teleSUR (2020-07-27). Venezuela Dismantles Drug Camps Near its Border With Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Interior Minister Nestor Reverol Monday revealed that the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) officials seized 9,173 kilograms of cocaine and dismantled two drug processing camps 900 meters from the border with Colombia. | RELATED: | Reverol said that FANB authorities, along with the Venezuelan National Anti-Drug Office (ONA), founded 25 drug processing laboratories located in two large camps in the Jesus María…

teleSUR (2020-07-27). Caribbean Artist Honors Commander Chavez on His 66th Birthday. telesurenglish.net Barbados' artist Wayne "Onkphra" Wells dedicated a song to Venezuela's Commander Hugo Chavez to honor his 66th birthday anniversary to be commemorated on July 28. | RELATED: | The reggae-style song " We Are All Chavez" is a tribute "to the revolutionary leader's legacy and the Venezuelan people, who have welcomed me in their homeland like a son," Wells said. | With six-and-a-half minutes long, the piece also honors the Latin American heroes Toussaint L'Ouverture, Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti, and Fidel Castro's influences on C…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-07-27). Baltasar Garzon to Defend Venezuelan Businessman in Extradition Case. globalresearch.ca The law firm of former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon confirmed this week that it will represent a Venezuelan businessman sanctioned by the Trump administration and facing extradition from Cape Verde. | Alex Saab, 48, was

teleSUR (2020-07-27). Venezuela: Authorities Postpone Electoral Registration Day. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) President Indira Alfonzo Sunday announced that the Special Electoral Registration Day will be postponed due to the radical quarantine applied in several regions of the country. | RELATED: | The COVID-19 local resurgence that has been registered in different communities forced authorities to apply a radical quarantine in the states of Miranda, Zulia, Sucre, La Guaira, Tachira, and Bolivar…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-27). Petrochemical industries playing key role in non-oil exports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 27 (MNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that petrochemical and steel industries are playing a key role in the field of production and non-oil export in the country.

Anya Parampil (2020-07-26). El escándalo de sobornos petroleros expone el doble juego corrupto del 'procurador general' de Guaidó. thegrayzone.com José Ignacio Hernández ha cobrado honorarios lucrativos como mercenario legal para los saqueadores corporativos de la compañía petrolera venezolana PDVSA….

_____ (2020-07-26). Transparency International Silent On Jailed Transparency Journalist Assange. popularresistance.org Berlin, Germany – On a cool July day, the Berlin neighborhood where Transparency International's global headquarters is situated feels a thousand miles away from London's Belmarsh Prison. But it is not just the pleasant setting a few blocks from the Spree River that makes the influential NGO seem so detached from the maximum security penitentiary's most famous inmate, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. | Transparency International has been vocal in defending jailed opposition activists in states like Zimbabwe, Russia, and Venezuela.

RT (2020-07-25). Democrats have gone 'stone cold left,' want to turn America into 'Venezuela on steroids' — Trump. rt.com President Donald Trump has called on the Republican-held Senate to kill a bill that would overturn his controversial travel ban. The Democrats, he said, want to turn the US into "Venezuela on steroids." | Comparing one's opponents to communists or Stalinists is a tired trope in American politics, but President Donald Trump added another anti-socialist slur to the phrasebook on Saturday. | "The Democrats in the House are trying to undo my big win Travel Ban Bill, which successfully keeps very bad and dangerous people out of our great Country," he tweeted. "Passed along party lines. Hopefully, will be DEAD in th…

Clodovaldo Hernández (2020-07-25). After 23 Years of Media Warfare Against Venezuela, the US Says it Will Start a Media War. globalresearch.ca After 23 years of unremitting media warfare against Venezuela, the United States announces that it will start a media war against Venezuela. It's cynical, it's tragic, it's even comical. Since 1997, when Commander Hugo Chávez Frías began to emerge in …