Daily Archives: May 7, 2020

2020-05-07: News Headlines

A. Majumdar (2020-05-07). PDF download of May 7 issue. workers.org Click to download entire 12-page PDF May Day coverage. Also: COVID‚Äë19 North Carolina protest; Genocide on Detroit; Cuban medical team; Trump and China; Pennies vs. billions; Tear down the walls A world without prisons; Mumia: On prison guards; Louisiana death camps; ‚ÄÇEditorial Fascists = bosses' tools; World Palestine Britain Venezuela . . . |

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-07). 'Duque ordered to facilitate botched mercenary invasion in Venezuela': Maduro. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque ordered to support American and Venezuelan "mercenaries" to overthrow Venezuela's government, its president Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday. The two former members of the United States' Special…

Telesur (2020-05-07). Mercenary Confesses Failed Plot Was to Bring President Maduro to US. globalresearch.ca Former United States ex-green beret Luke Denman, that was captured Monday by Venezuela's Armed Forces, confessed Wednesday that his group aimed at kidnapping President Nicolas Maduro as part of 'Operation Gedeon'. | "I was expecting anywhere between US$50,000 to US$100,000," …

RT (2020-05-07). No smoke without fire? Trump nominates new envoy to Venezuela, first in 10 YEARS after denying US involvement in failed incursion. rt.com The White House has tapped a new ambassador to Venezuela, the first in a decade, even as relations with the country's government hit all-time lows. The appointment comes as the US continues to deny any role in a recent coup plot.

Nino Pagliccia (2020-05-07). The Hybrid War on Venezuela Moves to a New Stage of Aggression. globalresearch.ca In the early morning of last May 3 Venezuela has witnessed the first attempt of a raid by speedboats with armed mercenary forces on the central coast of Venezuela, just a few kilometres from the capital city, Caracas. The response …

Dan Bacher (2020-05-07). 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.

Staff (2020-05-06). U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt Compared to a "Bad Rambo Movie" democracynow.org We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela." He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."

Staff (2020-05-06). US Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt. truthout.org We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela. He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."

Whitney Webb (2020-05-06). Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump. thealtworld.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-05-06). Venezuela confronts intimidation, myth-making, and dirty war. peoplesworld.org Venezuela's story currently is one of vulnerability and precariousness amidst signs of rising U.S. aggression. The imperialist U.S. government wants the socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro removed and insists that Venezuela's massive oil reserves and the entire continent remain within the fold of international capitalism. Crucial to these U.S. designs is junior partner Colombia …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Venezuela arrests eight mercenaries part of "Operation Gedeon," including two US citizens. peoplesdispatch.org Fisherman of the coastal town Chuao aided to capture and detain 8 mercenaries that planned to enter into Venezuela to carry out assassinations and eventually overthrow President Maduro…

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.

Arielle Robinson (2020-05-06). Venezuelan military foils attempted invasion by mercenaries from Colombia. workers.org Authorities patrol the coast where an alleged confrontation took place in Macuto, La Guaira, Venezuela, on 3 May. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA Workers World Party strongly condemns the attempted invasion of the sovereign country of Venezuela and planned attacks on its leaders by mercenary forces from Colombia in league with the . . . |

Alan Macleod (2020-05-06). Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup. mintpressnews.com The Trump administration immediately denied all involvement, "it has nothing to do with our government," the president said yesterday. But as the dust settled, the mercenaries immediately began implicating each other — and the U.S.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-06). A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

news.un (2020-05-06). Venezuelans 'teetering on the brink of survival' warn UN human rights experts. news.un.org United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country's economic crisis.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-06). Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Fight Back (2020-05-06). U.S. mercenaries captured in Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – In a dramatic development on May 4, two U.S. mercenaries were captured among an invasion force on the coast of Venezuela. Luke Denman and Airan Berry, ex-U.S. soldiers from Texas, were captured by the Venezuelan Navy and can be seen in photos, face down with their hands behind their backs on the shoreline. This failed "Bay of Piglets" comes as the U.S. Navy continues to patrol aggressively along the coast of Venezuela. | As previously reported in Fight Back!, on May 3 Venezuelan military and police forces encountered a group of invaders, killing eight and capturing two. The invaders planned to initi…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-05). Venezuela: Two US Citizens Captured in Botched Coup Attempt. venezuelanalysis.com Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.

(2020-05-05). Veteranos de EE.UU. participan en la incursión fallida contra Venezuela. workers.org Extractos de un artículo en Resumen Latinoamericano, 4 mayo. El 3 de mayo, las autoridades venezolanas frustraron un intento de incursión por vía marítima en el país. El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, a través de un discurso televisado la noche de este 4 de mayo, ha declarado que uno . . . |

Staff (2020-05-05). Headlines for May 5, 2020. democracynow.org Dire Forecasts Warn U.S. Death Toll Could Surge in Coming Weeks as States Move to Relax Restrictions, China Rebukes Trump Admin Claim That Coronavirus Was Man-Made, Report Says Brooklyn Jail Destroying Medical Records to Hide Toll of COVID-19, J. Crew Files for Bankruptcy, Betsy DeVos Sued for Garnishing Wages of Student Loan Holders During Pandemic, EU, World Leaders Pledge Billions to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine; U.S. Sits Out, Questions Raised After 3 Doctors in Russia Fall from Hospital Windows, U.K. May Have Second-Highest Coronavirus Death Toll; France Identifies COVID-19 Case from December, Venezuela Detains…

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.

Nic de la Riva (2020-05-05). Paramilitary invasions in Venezuela: Made in USA. liberationnews.org Attempted invasion taken care of swiftly and efficiently by the Venezuelan government.

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

Paul Dobson (2020-05-04). Venezuela: 45 Killed in Guanare Prison Riot. venezuelanalysis.com The government pledged to investigate the May 1 riot, which it described as an attempted breakout.

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.

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

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

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.

Venezuelanalysis (2020-04-27). Venezuela Rolls out Cabinet Change, Economic Measures to Combat Inflation. venezuelanalysis.com Measures include a 60 percent wage increase and a push to bring food prices under control.

Lucas Koerner (2020-04-23). Venezuela: Guaido to Use Funds Frozen in US to Pay Loyalists $5000 Monthly Salaries. venezuelanalysis.com Pro-Guaido lawmakers and diplomats will take nearly a third of an $80 million "Liberation Fund."

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2020-04-22). Trump Administration Orders Chevron to Shutter Venezuela Operations. venezuelanalysis.com The latest measures followed reports of fresh dialogue between the government and the opposition.

Paul Dobson (2020-04-20). US 'Plunders' $342m of Venezuelan Funds as COVID-19 Hotspot Breaks Out at Baseball Academy. venezuelanalysis.com The money has been transferred from a Venezuelan Central Bank account at Citibank to an account at the US Federal Reserve.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-04-16). Venezuelan Crude Production Falls amid Coronavirus Crisis. venezuelanalysis.com The Caribbean country has seen worsening gasoline shortages as the US ramps up secondary sanctions.

Whitney Webb (2020-04-14). Driven By The Dramatic Collapse Of US Shale, The Trump Administration Takes Aim At Venezuela. thelastamericanvagabond.com President Trump has claimed that the U.S. no longer needs foreign oil and is "energy independent." Yet, now the U.S. shale oil industry faces near total ruin, meaning that another "war for oil" could be in our future. With Trump again taking aim at Venezuela, we may be closer to war than we think. On …

Paul Dobson (2020-04-13). Venezuela Extends COVID-19 Quarantine as Pope Criticizes Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com This is the first time the Pontiff has spoken out against the measures.

Lucas Koerner (2020-04-08). European Left Slams EU Support for Trump's Venezuela 'Transition' Plan. venezuelanalysis.com The European Union took "positive note" of Washington's initiative.

Paul Dobson (2020-04-06). Venezuela Braces for Migrant Return as Coronavirus Rattles Latin America. venezuelanalysis.com The Caribbean country's 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths is considerably lower than its neighbours' tallies.

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2020-04-02). US Sends Navy Ships to Caribbean in 'Anti-Drug' Mission Targeting Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela denounced an attack on one of its naval vessels in recent days.

Lucas Koerner (2020-03-31). Venezuela Blasts US 'Transition' Plan as 'Tutelage'. venezuelanalysis.com Washington has threatened to "increase" crippling sanctions until Caracas accepts the deal.

Paul Dobson (2020-03-30). Rosneft Dodges US Sanctions by Transferring Venezuela Operations to Russian State Firm. venezuelanalysis.com Moscow insists that its support for the Venezuelan government and role in its oil industry will remain unchanged.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-03-29). Former Venezuelan General Hands Himself over to US Authorities. venezuelanalysis.com Cliver Alcala had recently confessed to plotting a coup against the Venezuelan government.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-03-27). [UPDATED] Venezuela Registers First Coronavirus Deaths. venezuelanalysis.com There are 113 diagnosed cases as of Friday evening.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2020-03-26). Venezuela Dismisses US Justice Department 'Narco-terrorism' Accusations. venezuelanalysis.com Cliver Alcala, also indicted, confessed to organizing a coup plot against the Maduro government.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2020-03-25). UN, EU Urge Venezuela Sanctions Relief as Coronavirus Outbreak Intensifies. venezuelanalysis.com The South American nation has 91 reported COVID-19 cases so far.

Paul Dobson (2020-03-23). Venezuela Suspends Rent Payments, Protects Wages as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 77. venezuelanalysis.com The economic measures come as the country enters its seventh day of national lockdown.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-03-18). IMF Rejects Venezuela Emergency Fund Appeal. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government asked for a $5 billion loan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mercenary Confesses Failed Plot Was to Bring President Maduro to US
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
Former United States ex-green beret Luke Denman, that was captured Monday by Venezuela's Armed Forces, confessed Wednesday that his group aimed at kidnapping President Nicolas Maduro as part of 'Operation Gedeon'. | "I was expecting anywhere between US$50,000 to US$100,000," | …
globalresearch.ca/mercenary-confesses-fa…

'Duque ordered to facilitate botched mercenary invasion in Venezuela': Maduro
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-07
Colombia's President Ivan Duque ordered to support American and Venezuelan "mercenaries" to overthrow Venezuela's government, its president Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday. The two former members of the United States' Special…
colombiareports.com/duque-ordered-to-fac…

PDF download of May 7 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-07
Click to download entire 12-page PDF May Day coverage. Also: COVID‚Äë19 North Carolina protest; Genocide on Detroit; Cuban medical team; Trump and China; Pennies vs. billions; Tear down the walls A world without prisons; Mumia: On prison guards; Louisiana death camps; ‚ÄÇEditorial Fascists = bosses' tools; World Palestine Britain Venezuela . . . | Continue reading PDF download of May 7 issue at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48326/?utm_source=rs…

No smoke without fire? Trump nominates new envoy to Venezuela, first in 10 YEARS after denying US involvement in failed incursion
rt.com | 2020-05-07
The White House has tapped a new ambassador to Venezuela, the first in a decade, even as relations with the country's government hit all-time lows. The appointment comes as the US continues to deny any role in a recent coup plot. | …
rt.com/news/487987-ambassador-venezuela-…

The Hybrid War on Venezuela Moves to a New Stage of Aggression
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
In the early morning of last May 3 Venezuela has witnessed the first attempt of a raid by speedboats with armed mercenary forces on the central coast of Venezuela, just a few kilometres from the capital city, Caracas. The response …
globalresearch.ca/hybrid-war-venezuela-m…

Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron spent $2.7 million lobbying in first quarter
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-05-07
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…

U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt Compared to a "Bad Rambo Movie"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-06
We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela." He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/6/venezuela_…

Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump
Whitney Webb | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours.

Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump

Venezuela confronts intimidation, myth-making, and dirty war
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-06
Venezuela's story currently is one of vulnerability and precariousness amidst signs of rising U.S. aggression. The imperialist U.S. government wants the socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro removed and insists that Venezuela's massive oil reserves and the entire continent remain within the fold of international capitalism. Crucial to these U.S. designs is junior partner Colombia …
peoplesworld.org/article/venezuela-confr…

US Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-06
We look at an incredible story unfolding in Venezuela of a failed coup attempt. Did a former Green Beret mastermind it? Two Americans have been arrested in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro claims the U.S. was behind the plot. "It looks like a bad Rambo movie, or a really bad telenovela," says Miguel Tinker Salas, author of The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela. He notes that "the U.S. is seeking regime change … and the consequences for Venezuela could be very dire going forward."
truthout.org/video/us-mercenaries-captur…

Venezuela arrests eight mercenaries part of "Operation Gedeon," including two US citizens
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
Fisherman of the coastal town Chuao aided to capture and detain 8 mercenaries that planned to enter into Venezuela to carry out assassinations and eventually overthrow President Maduro…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/venezuela…

Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-06
The Trump administration immediately denied all involvement, "it has nothing to do with our government," the president said yesterday. But as the dust settled, the mercenaries immediately began implicating each other

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…

Venezuelan military foils attempted invasion by mercenaries from Colombia
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2020-05-06
Authorities patrol the coast where an alleged confrontation took place in Macuto, La Guaira, Venezuela, on 3 May. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA Workers World Party strongly condemns the attempted invasion of the sovereign country of Venezuela and planned attacks on its leaders by mercenary forces from Colombia in league with the . . . | Continue reading Venezuelan military foils attempted invasion by mercenaries from Colombia at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48302/?utm_source=rs…

U.S. mercenaries captured in Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-06
Chicago, IL – In a dramatic development on May 4, two U.S. mercenaries were captured among an invasion force on the coast of Venezuela. Luke Denman and Airan Berry, ex-U.S. soldiers from Texas, were captured by the Venezuelan Navy and can be seen in photos, face down with their hands behind their backs on the shoreline. This failed "Bay of Piglets" comes as the U.S. Navy continues to patrol aggressively along the coast of Venezuela. | As previously reported in Fight Back!, on May 3 Venezuelan military and police forces encountered a group of invaders, killing eight and capturing two. The invaders planned to initi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/6/us-mercen…

A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-u…

Venezuelans 'teetering on the brink of survival' warn UN human rights experts
news.un.org | 2020-05-06
United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country's economic crisis.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1…

Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/podcast/horr…

Veteranos de EE.UU. participan en la incursión fallida contra Venezuela
| workers.org | 2020-05-05
Extractos de un artículo en Resumen Latinoamericano, 4 mayo. El 3 de mayo, las autoridades venezolanas frustraron un intento de incursión por vía marítima en el país. El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, a través de un discurso televisado la noche de este 4 de mayo, ha declarado que uno . . . | Continue reading Veteranos de EE.UU. participan en la incursión fallida contra Venezuela at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48271/?utm_source=rs…

Venezuela: Two US Citizens Captured in Botched Coup Attempt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-05
Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14864

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…

Paramilitary invasions in Venezuela: Made in USA
Nic de la Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-05
Attempted invasion taken care of swiftly and efficiently by the Venezuelan government.
liberationnews.org/paramilitary-invasion…

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-…

Venezuela: 45 Killed in Guanare Prison Riot
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-04
The government pledged to investigate the May 1 riot, which it described as an attempted breakout.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14863

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

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

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

US to Mobilize Military Reservists in 'Anti-Drug' Operation Against Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-30
The Trump administration is also targeting oil-for-food deals involving the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14857

Venezuela Rolls out Cabinet Change, Economic Measures to Combat Inflation
venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-27
Measures include a 60 percent wage increase and a push to bring food prices under control.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14855

Venezuela: Guaido to Use Funds Frozen in US to Pay Loyalists $5000 Monthly Salaries
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-23
Pro-Guaido lawmakers and diplomats will take nearly a third of an $80 million "Liberation Fund."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14853

Trump Administration Orders Chevron to Shutter Venezuela Operations
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-22
The latest measures followed reports of fresh dialogue between the government and the opposition.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14852

US 'Plunders' $342m of Venezuelan Funds as COVID-19 Hotspot Breaks Out at Baseball Academy
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-20
The money has been transferred from a Venezuelan Central Bank account at Citibank to an account at the US Federal Reserve.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14850

Venezuelan Crude Production Falls amid Coronavirus Crisis
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-16
The Caribbean country has seen worsening gasoline shortages as the US ramps up secondary sanctions.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14847

Driven By The Dramatic Collapse Of US Shale, The Trump Administration Takes Aim At Venezuela
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-14
President Trump has claimed that the U.S. no longer needs foreign oil and is "energy independent." Yet, now the U.S. shale oil industry faces near total ruin, meaning that another "war for oil" could be in our future. With Trump again taking aim at Venezuela, we may be closer to war than we think. On …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/foreign-poli…

Venezuela Extends COVID-19 Quarantine as Pope Criticizes Sanctions
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-13
This is the first time the Pontiff has spoken out against the measures.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14842

European Left Slams EU Support for Trump's Venezuela 'Transition' Plan
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-08
The European Union took "positive note" of Washington's initiative.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14839

Venezuela Braces for Migrant Return as Coronavirus Rattles Latin America
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-06
The Caribbean country's 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths is considerably lower than its neighbours' tallies.
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