Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

2020-05-06: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Venezuela thwarts invasion attempt by mercenaries. mronline.org Venezuelan officials reported that a group of mercenaries attempted to invade the country on Sunday but were stopped by the country's army and police.

Dan Bacher (2020-05-06). 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.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-06). Petropars, NIDC sign MoU on oil and gas projects. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The Petropars Group and the National Iranian Drilling Company have inked a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the implementation of oil and gas projects.

Federico Fuentes (2020-05-05). Bolivia vs Venezuela: COVID-19 response reveals true nature of governments. mronline.org Government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have put into sharp relief their true nature. This is perhaps no more evident than when we compare Bolivia and Venezuela.

Steve Sweeney (2020-05-05). Venezuela says U.S. behind another attempted coup this past weekend. peoplesworld.org Washington has been accused of orchestrating a coup attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro after the police and armed forces stopped "a terrorist group" entering the country by sea on Sunday. President of Venezuela's constituent assembly Diosdado Cabello Rondón described the attack as "a coup financed from the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) …

Prensa Latina (2020-05-05). Venezuela denuncia serie de acciones de EE.UU y Colombia. peoplesworld.org CARACAS, 5 may (Prensa Latina) El Ministerio Público denunció hoy que el intento de invasión del pasado domingo a Venezuela forma parte de una serie de acciones preparadas y financiadas por Colombia y Estados Unidos para derrocar al presidente Nicolás Maduro. En la cuenta oficial de esa institución, en la red social Twitter, se anuncian …

Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC (2020-05-05). Defeat of a Dirty Military Incursion into Venezuela on a Sunday Morning. counterpunch.org In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on the Venezuelan coastline at La Guaira. This was clearly a hostile action, since the boats carried heavy weaponry, including assault rifles and ammunition; the people on the boats possessed satellite phones as well as uniforms and helmets with the flag of the United States of America.

Fight Back (2020-05-05). Another U.S.-inspired terror attack on Venezuela fails. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – While the U.S. Navy aggressively patrols their coast, another U.S.-inspired attack on Venezuela failed during the morning of May 3. Venezuelan military and police captured two, and killed eight, armed mercenaries during the confrontation. Traveling by speedboat from Colombia, the invaders' plan was to join local accomplices near the port of La Guairá. La Guairá is next to Venezuela's international airport and only 20 miles from Caracas. | According to those captured, the invaders planned to initiate terror attacks, including assassinations of government officials. They mistakenly thought they could…

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

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

Venezuela Analysis (2020-02-06). Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law" theantimedia.com In this exclusive interview, VA talks to the activists who defended the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC ahead of their trial.

Susan Price (2020-05-05). Venezuela thwarts invasion attempts by mercenaries. greenleft.org.au

sputniknews (2020-05-06). Nigeria Faces 'Double Whammy' Challenge of COVID-19 and Plummeting Oil Revenue. sputniknews.com Petrostates across the globe have been forced to reconcile themselves with a future when one of their most prized commodities – oil – has dramatically shed its worth amid economies battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Venezuela thwarts invasion attempt by mercenaries
Peoples Dispatch | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
Venezuelan officials reported that a group of mercenaries attempted to invade the country on Sunday but were stopped by the country's army and police.
mronline.org/2020/05/06/venezuela-thwart…

Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-05-06
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…

Petropars, NIDC sign MoU on oil and gas projects
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-06
TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA)

Defeat of a Dirty Military Incursion into Venezuela on a Sunday Morning
Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-05
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on the Venezuelan coastline at La Guaira. This was clearly a hostile action, since the boats carried heavy weaponry, including assault rifles and ammunition; the people on the boats possessed satellite phones as well as uniforms and helmets with the flag of the United States of America.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/05/defeat-of-a-…

Venezuela denuncia serie de acciones de EE.UU y Colombia
Prensa Latina | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-05
CARACAS, 5 may (Prensa Latina) El Ministerio Público denunció hoy que el intento de invasión del pasado domingo a Venezuela forma parte de una serie de acciones preparadas y financiadas por Colombia y Estados Unidos para derrocar al presidente Nicolás Maduro. En la cuenta oficial de esa institución, en la red social Twitter, se anuncian …
peoplesworld.org/article/venezuela-denun…

Venezuela says U.S. behind another attempted coup this past weekend
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-05
Washington has been accused of orchestrating a coup attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro after the police and armed forces stopped "a terrorist group" entering the country by sea on Sunday. President of Venezuela's constituent assembly Diosdado Cabello Rondón described the attack as "a coup financed from the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) …
peoplesworld.org/article/venezuela-says-…

Another U.S.-inspired terror attack on Venezuela fails
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-05
Chicago, IL – While the U.S. Navy aggressively patrols their coast, another U.S.-inspired attack on Venezuela failed during the morning of May 3. Venezuelan military and police captured two, and killed eight, armed mercenaries during the confrontation. Traveling by speedboat from Colombia, the invaders' plan was to join local accomplices near the port of La Guairá. La Guairá is next to Venezuela's international airport and only 20 miles from Caracas. | According to those captured, the invaders planned to initiate terror attacks, including assassinations of government officials. They mistakenly thought they could…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/5/another-u…

Bolivia vs Venezuela: COVID-19 response reveals true nature of governments
Federico Fuentes | mronline.org | 2020-05-05
Government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have put into sharp relief their true nature. This is perhaps no more evident than when we compare Bolivia and Venezuela.
mronline.org/2020/05/05/bolivia-vs-venez…

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 filled with up to 300 paramilitary units, sailed from their training ground in Colombia heading for a port near the country's capital Caracas, from where they were aiming to kickstart an…
mintpressnews.com/new-details-latest-us-…

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

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-…

Venezuela thwarts invasion attempts by mercenaries
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-05
Imperialism & war Kerry SmithIssue 1264 Venezuela Bolivarian revolution US Drug Enforcement Agency COVID-19May 5,…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-thwarts-two-invasion-attempts-mercenaries

Nigeria Faces 'Double Whammy' Challenge of COVID-19 and Plummeting Oil Revenue
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-06
Petrostates across the globe have been forced to reconcile themselves with a future when one of their most prized commodities – oil – has dramatically shed its worth amid economies battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
sputniknews.com/business/202005061079216…

'Simply Unacceptable': Progressives Condemn Apparent Mercenary Coup Attempt on Venezuela in Midst of Pandemic
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-05
"The U.S. is looking for excuses to invade Venezuela, and that is why it uses mercenaries." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/05/05/simply-…