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2020-05-04: News Headlines

RT (2020-05-04). President's ASSASSINATION was ultimate goal of US/Colombia-staged mercenary invasion of Venezuela — Maduro. rt.com The aim of the failed mercenary incursion into Venezuela was the death of the country's President Nicolas Maduro, he has claimed. Several mercenaries were killed and two captured, with one turning out to be a veteran DEA agent. | "The objective was to kill the president of Venezuela," Maduro said on Monday, citing the uncovered "evidence, testimonies and videos" of the incident. | Earlier in the day, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry squarely pinned the blame for the failed incursion on the US and Colombia. | "The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounces to the international community a new mercenary and terro…

Alan Macleod (2020-05-04). New Details Emerge Linking US to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com The government of Venezuela is celebrating after thwarting another foreign-backed coup attempt Sunday, just two days after self-declared another coup attempt by "Interim President" Juan Guaidó

Alan MacLeod (2020-05-04). Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again. Calls on Military to Support Him. globalresearch.ca Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled …

Alberto Lovera (2020-05-04). Venezuelan Armed Forces Neutralize Colombian Paramilitary Incursion on Coast of La Guaira. globalresearch.ca At dawn this Sunday, the Venezuelan state security forces neutralized a paramilitary incursion from Colombia on the coast of La Guaira, reported the Minister of People's Power for Interior, Justice and Peace, Nestor Reverol. | "They tried to carry out …

Dan Bacher (2020-05-04). Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter. indybay.org The two oil industry giants combined to spend a total of $2,728,199 lobbying in the session's fifth quarter.

Tyler Durden (2020-05-03). Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace to Iran's Sanctions-Busting Air Bridge to Venezuela. anti-empire.com The US is going on the offensive once again against Venezuela, this time attempting to break up growing Iranian cooperation and assistance to Caracas. The two so-called 'rogue states' recently targeted for US-imposed regime change are helping each other fight coronavirus as well as Washington-led sanctions. Specifically Tehran has ramped up cargo deliveries related getting Venezuela's derelict oil refineries fully operational. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in new statements has called on international allies to block airspace specifically for Iran's Mahan Air, currently under US sanctions, and which has in…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-03). Venezuela thwarts invasion attempt by mercenaries. peoplesdispatch.org The National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) and the National Bolivarian Police repelled an attempted invasion by a group of mercenaries early on May 3, Sunday. The group of mercenaries attempted to enter Venezuela on the coast of the La Guaira State. They arrived in speed boats from Colombia, according to the GPS system of the boats. | In the confrontation, eight mercenaries were killed and two were detained, one of whom has confessed to being an agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States. Venezuelan security forces also seized large amounts of weaponry, including assault rifles and ammunition, as…

RT (2020-05-03). 'Invasion by sea': Venezuela thwarts 'mercenary' infiltration attempt from Colombia. rt.com Venezuelan authorities say they have foiled a raid by "foreign mercenaries" trying to reach the Latin American nation by sea to launch terrorist attacks and assassinate government officials. | A group of mercenaries have tried to infiltrate Venezuela's major port of La Guaira, located just north of the nation's capital of Caracas, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said in a televised address. The incident, which the minister called "an invasion by sea," was part of preparations for another coup attempt, he added. |

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Cuba Condemns Foiled Terrorist Plot Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez rejected Sunday the foiled terrorist attack against Venezuela, expressing his support to Nicolas Maduro's government and Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | "We strongly condemn the armed mercenary incursion into Venezuela" the diplomat tweeted, adding that "all our solidarity and support for President Nicolas Maduro and the civic-military union of the Bolivarian an…

Federico Fuentes (2020-05-03). Bolivia vs Venezuela: COVID-19 response reveals true nature of governments. zcomm.org Because Venezuela represents an alternative to the profit-driven capitalist system, the US has chosen the COVID-19 crisis as a time to ramp up its attacks on the Maduro government…

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Venezuelan Military Foils Terrorist Infiltration from Colombia. telesurenglish.net The Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace of Venezuela, Nestor Reverol, announced on Sunday the disarticulation of an incursion by a terrorist group into the country via sea. | RELATED: | Reverol said the infiltration attempt came from a terrorist group trying to enter Venezuela from Colombia. | Reverol highlighted that the objective of this incursion was to commit terrorist acts in the country, like carrying out asassinations…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-03). Venezuelan Armed Forces: Paramilitary Incursion Neutralized. venezuelanalysis.com Former US green beret Jordan Goudreau, reported to have led preparations for a coup, confirmed the operation.

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Venezuelan Constituent Assembly on Foiled Terrorist Attack. telesurenglish.net The President of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, slammed on Sunday the latest attempt by armed terrorists to infiltrate Venezuela's border by means of a naval invasion from Colombia. | RELATED: | US: Tape Exposes Pompeo's Real Opinion on Venezuelan Opposition, 'They Plot for Themselves' | During the failed attempt, Venezuelan forces have killed abou…

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Venezuelan Assembly Vows to Defend Country After Border Attack. telesurenglish.net The President of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, slammed on Sunday the latest attempt by armed terrorists to infiltrate Venezuela's border by means of a naval invasion from Colombia. | Cabello said that the incident is still under investigation by the Venezuelan authorities, but he vowed, on behalf of the Constituent Assemby, to confront these terrorists that seek to harm the South American nation. | "We must summarize that these are not the only ones who came in the operation. It is under investigation. There was a confrontation, shots fired. We don't know if there are people who died at sea, or r…

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Bolivarian Armed Forces Reject Terrorist Incursion Attempt. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, condemned the attempted terrorist incursion, planned and organized from Colombia, which sought to generate chaos in the country and assassinate Venezuelan leaders. | RELATED: | "The attack was timely detected thanks to the intelligence and counter-intelligence agencies, which guarantee the active surveillance of our geographic space," Padrino explained. | The r…

Lucas Koerner (2020-05-02). Former US Special Ops Soldier Led Plot to Invade Venezuela: Sources. venezuelanalysis.com AP reports that the Venezuelan opposition and Colombian authorities were aware of the plan.

Joe Emersberger (2020-05-02). Remembering Henri Falcon's May 2018 Presidential campaign in Venezuela. zcomm.org Henri Falcon was a viable candidate — attacked by his own side Venezuela's opposition had a viable candidate in Henri Falcon, a two-time governor of the state of Lara. He was first elected governor of the state of Lara in 2008 as a pro-Chavez candidate.[1] He broke with Chavez in 2010 and was then re-elected

Alan Macleod (2020-05-01). Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again. mintpressnews.com Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2020-04-30). US to Mobilize Military Reservists in 'Anti-Drug' Operation Against Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The Trump administration is also targeting oil-for-food deals involving the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies.

Zero Hedge (2020-05-01). Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace To Iran's 'Terrorist Airline' After Venezuela Deliveries. iranian.com The US is going on the offensive once again against Venezuela, this time attempting to break up growing Iranian cooperation and assistance to Caracas. The two so-called 'rogue states' recently targeted for US-imposed regime change are helping each other fight coronavirus as well as Washington-led sanctions. Specifically, Tehran has ramped up cargo deliveries related getting Venezuela's …

sputniknews (2020-05-04). US Refineries Cut Volumes More Than 20% in Past Month Due to COVID-19 – Energy Department. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Volumes of oil processed by US refineries into gasoline and other petroleum products fell by more than 20 percent in the past month as nationwide stay-at-home orders made rush-hour traffic disappear and cut routine travel to a trickle, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report on Monday.

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Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again. Calls on Military to Support Him
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled …
globalresearch.ca/juan-guaido-trying-ove…

New Details Emerge Linking US to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-04
The government of Venezuela is celebrating after thwarting another foreign-backed coup attempt Sunday, just two days after self-declared another coup attempt by "Interim President" Juan Guaidó ended in total failure. A flotilla of small speed boats, led by retired Major Cliver Alcala and filled with up to 300 paramilitary units, sailed from their training ground in Colombia heading for a port near the country's capital Caracas, fro…
mintpressnews.com/new-details-latest-us-…

Venezuelan Armed Forces Neutralize Colombian Paramilitary Incursion on Coast of La Guaira
Alberto Lovera | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
At dawn this Sunday, the Venezuelan state security forces neutralized a paramilitary incursion from Colombia on the coast of La Guaira, reported the Minister of People's Power for Interior, Justice and Peace, Nestor Reverol. | "They tried to carry out | …
globalresearch.ca/paramilitary-incursion…

Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-05-04
The two oil industry giants combined to spend a total of $2,728,199 lobbying in the session's fifth quarter.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/04/1883282…

Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace to Iran's Sanctions-Busting Air Bridge to Venezuela
Tyler Durden | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-03
The US is going on the offensive once again against Venezuela, this time attempting to break up growing Iranian cooperation and assistance to Caracas. The two so-called 'rogue states' recently targeted for US-imposed regime change are helping each other fight coronavirus as well as Washington-led sanctions. Specifically Tehran has ramped up cargo deliveries related getting Venezuela's derelict oil refineries fully operational. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in new statements has called on international allies to block airspace specifically for Iran's Mahan Air, currently under US sanctions, and which has in…
anti-empire.com/pompeo-demands-countries…

Bolivia vs Venezuela: COVID-19 response reveals true nature of governments
Federico Fuentes | zcomm.org | 2020-05-03
Because Venezuela represents an alternative to the profit-driven capitalist system, the US has chosen the COVID-19 crisis as a time to ramp up its attacks on the Maduro government…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bolivia-vs-venezue…

Cuba Condemns Foiled Terrorist Plot Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez rejected Sunday the foiled terrorist attack against Venezuela, expressing his support to Nicolas Maduro's government and Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Cuba Willing to Help Investigate Attack on Its US Headquarters | "We strongly condemn the armed mercenary incursion into Venezuela" the diplomat tweeted, adding that "all our solidarity and support for President Nicolas Maduro and the civic-military union of the Bolivarian an…
telesurenglish.net/news/cuba-condemns-us…

Venezuelan Military Foils Terrorist Infiltration from Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
The Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace of Venezuela, Nestor Reverol, announced on Sunday the disarticulation of an incursion by a terrorist group into the country via sea. | RELATED: | Venezuela to Carry out Special Repatriation Operations | Reverol said the infiltration attempt came from a terrorist group trying to enter Venezuela from Colombia. | Reverol highlighted that the objective of this incursion was to commit terrorist acts in the country, like carrying out asassinations…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Milit…

Venezuelan Assembly Vows to Defend Country After Border Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
The President of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, slammed on Sunday the latest attempt by armed terrorists to infiltrate Venezuela's border by means of a naval invasion from Colombia. | Cabello said that the incident is still under investigation by the Venezuelan authorities, but he vowed, on behalf of the Constituent Assemby, to confront these terrorists that seek to harm the South American nation. | "We must summarize that these are not the only ones who came in the operation. It is under investigation. There was a confrontation, shots fired. We don't know if there are people who died at sea, or r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Assem…

Bolivarian Armed Forces Reject Terrorist Incursion Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
Venezuela's Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, condemned the attempted terrorist incursion, planned and organized from Colombia, which sought to generate chaos in the country and assassinate Venezuelan leaders. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Constituent Assembly on Foiled Terrorist Attack | "The attack was timely detected thanks to the intelligence and counter-intelligence agencies, which guarantee the active surveillance of our geographic space," Padrino explained. | The r…
telesurenglish.net/news/bolivarian-armed…

Venezuela thwarts invasion attempt by mercenaries
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-03
The National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) and the National Bolivarian Police repelled an attempted invasion by a group of mercenaries early on May 3, Sunday. The group of mercenaries attempted to enter Venezuela on the coast of the La Guaira State. They arrived in speed boats from Colombia, according to the GPS system of the boats. | In the confrontation, eight mercenaries were killed and two were detained, one of whom has confessed to being an agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States. Venezuelan security forces also seized large amounts of weaponry, including assault rifles and ammunition, as…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/03/venezuela…

Venezuelan Constituent Assembly on Foiled Terrorist Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
The President of the Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, slammed on Sunday the latest attempt by armed terrorists to infiltrate Venezuela's border by means of a naval invasion from Colombia. | RELATED: | US: Tape Exposes Pompeo's Real Opinion on Venezuelan Opposition, 'They Plot for Themselves' | US: Tape Exposes Pompeo's Real Opinion on Venezuelan Opposition, 'They Plot for Themselves' | During the failed attempt, Venezuelan forces have killed abou…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuelan-assem…

Venezuelan Armed Forces: Paramilitary Incursion Neutralized
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-03
Former US green beret Jordan Goudreau, reported to have led preparations for a coup, confirmed the operation.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14861

'Invasion by sea': Venezuela thwarts 'mercenary' infiltration attempt from Colombia
rt.com | 2020-05-03
Venezuelan authorities say they have foiled a raid by "foreign mercenaries" trying to reach the Latin American nation by sea to launch terrorist attacks and assassinate government officials. | A group of mercenaries have tried to infiltrate Venezuela's major port of La Guaira, located just north of the nation's capital of Caracas, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said in a televised address. The incident, which the minister called "an invasion by sea," was part of preparations for another coup attempt, he added. | #Video Declaracione…
rt.com/news/487673-venezuela-thwart-merc…

Remembering Henri Falcon's May 2018 Presidential campaign in Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-02
Henri Falcon was a viable candidate

Former US Special Ops Soldier Led Plot to Invade Venezuela: Sources
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-02
AP reports that the Venezuelan opposition and Colombian authorities were aware of the plan.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14859

Former US Special Ops Soldier Led Plot to Invade Venezuela: Sources
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-02
AP reports that the Venezuelan opposition and Colombian authorities were aware of the plot.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14859

Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace to Iran's 'Terrorist Airline' After Venezuela Deliveries
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-01
The US is going on the offensive once again against Venezuela, this time attempting to break up growing Iranian cooperation and assistance to Caracas. The two so-called 'rogue states' recently targeted for US-imposed regime change are helping each other fight …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-demands-countri…

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-01
One year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. | MPN– Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night, "To the…

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night,…
mintpressnews.com/juan-guaido-trying-to-…

US Refineries Cut Volumes More Than 20% in Past Month Due to COVID-19 – Energy Department
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-04
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Volumes of oil processed by US refineries into gasoline and other petroleum products fell by more than 20 percent in the past month as nationwide stay-at-home orders made rush-hour traffic disappear and cut routine travel to a trickle, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report on Monday.
sputniknews.com/us/202005041079194862-us…