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2020-05-28: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-05-28). US Military Brigade to Fight Drug Trafficking in Colombia. telesurenglish.net A U.S. brigade of special anti-drug units will arrive in Colombia in support of an operation announced by Washington in April that actually seeks to deploy military forces in the country's border states with Venezuela. | RELATED: | The U.S. Embassy in Colombia announced in a statement that a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will travel to Colombia under the guise of helping it in its fight against drug traff…

Terrace (2020-05-28). Why Iran's Fuel Tankers For Venezuela Are Sending Shudders Through Washington. popularresistance.org There was worry that as the Iranian tankers approached the Venezuelan coast the US warships would challenge their progress. As it turned out, the US Navy did not intervene. A major internal incident was averted. | Why the United States did not block the Iranian vessels does not have to do with Iran or Venezuela alone. It has to do with the presence of China behind both countries. | China has deep commercial links with Iran, and it has gradually developed such linkages with Venezuela. During the global pandemic, China has flown vital supplies to both countries. But, crucially, at the United Nations China has been…

teleSUR (2020-05-28). Fourth Iranian Tanker Arrives In Venezuela's Territory. telesurenglish.net The Faxon became the fourth Iranian-flagged tanker to reach Venezuela's Exclusive Economic Zone, as it entered this country jurisdictional waters, on Thursday. | RELATED: | This vessel is the fourth out of five to arrive after Forest, Fortune and Petunia entered in the past days to bring gasoline and related products as part of the bilateral energy deals signed by both countries. | Video: El buque iraní Faxon ingresó en el mar terr…

Telesur (2020-05-28). Venezuela: Gold Kept at Bank of England Needed to Fight COVID. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's Central Bank (BCV) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agreed to use part of the gold deposited in the Bank of England to acquire food and medicine to face the Covid-19 pandemic, BCV President Calixto Ortega declared on Wednesday….

Jamie Henn (2020-05-28). Big Oil Is Pretending It Doesn't Want a Bailout. That's Bullshit. commondreams.org A view of the Marathon Petroleum Corp's Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California, on April 25, 2020. The price for crude oil plunged into negative territory for the first time in history on April 20 amid the global coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-27). Iran and Venezuela: Standing Tall Against Imperial USA. globalresearch.ca If all nations operated like Iran and Venezuela, world peace and stability would replace endless wars of aggression against nations threatening no one. | If countries worldwide refused to subordinate their sovereign rights to US interests, its imperial scourge would be …

Steve Sweeney (2020-05-27). Venezuela brands U.S.-backed Citgo sale 'an act of modern piracy'. mronline.org Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez last year branded the move an "organised crime that violates international law.

Kathy Durkin (2020-05-27). Iran-Venezuela solidarity breaks U.S. blockade. workers.org In an act of solidarity, Iran is sending a fleet of five tankers carrying 1.53 million barrels of needed gasoline and related fuel products to Venezuela. On May 23 and 25, the first two ships traveled through the Caribbean Sea and entered Venezuelan territorial waters with a Venezuelan naval and . . . |

teleSUR (2020-05-27). Venezuela: Gold Kept at Bank Of England Needed To Fight COVID. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Central Bank (BCV) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agreed to use part of the gold deposited in the Bank of England to acquire food and medicine to face the Covid-19 pandemic, BCV President Calixto Ortega declared on Wednesday. | RELATED: | On May 28, Venezuelan authorities will appear in a London court to defend the mechanism established with the UNDP in March. As Ortega said, they will…

news.un (2020-05-27). UN agencies welcome donor pledges for Venezuelan refugees and migrants. news.un.org The UN refugee and migration agencies have welcomed $2.79 billion pledged by donors at a solidarity conference aimed at supporting Venezuelans who fled the protracted crisis in their country for host communities across the region.

commondreams (2020-05-27). Shareholders Raise Alarm: Petrochemical Investments Are a Risky Bet. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-05-26). Venezuela and Iran Show Solidarity Can Overcome US Empire. dissidentvoice.org Commemorating 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths The official milestone of 100,000 dead in the United States from COVID-19 is near. This figure is certainly an undercount as thousands of deaths from COVID-19 are not being recorded. Before our weekly news analysis, we pause to commemorate those deaths. The US, with 4 percent of the world's population, has 28 percent of …

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Defying U.S. sanctions, first Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela. liberationnews.org The enhanced U.S. military presence in Caribbean waters did not deter Iran as the first of its five giant tankers full of gasoline and refinery supplies reached Venezuela's waters late Saturday, May 23.

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Desafiando las sanciones de EEUU, primer buque iraní llega a Venezuela. liberationnews.org La presencia militar de los Estados Unidos en aguas del Caribe no disuadió a Irán mientras el "Fortuna", el primero de sus cinco gigantes buques petroleros llenos de gasolina y suministros de refinería llegó a las aguas de Venezuela el sábado 23 de mayo.

Paul Dobson (2020-05-25). Venezuelan Government Seizes AT&T Assets, Looks to Re-establish DirecTV Cable Service. venezuelanalysis.com The Texas-based multinational abandoned the country last week citing legal pressure caused by US sanctions.

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.

Fight Back (2020-05-28). General Appeal Regarding the International Health Emergency —Covid 19. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following appeal that was initiated by the German Communist Party (DKP), Communist Party Of Peoples Of Spain (CPPS), and the Communist Party Of Venezuela (CPV). Freedom Road Socialist Organization is among the signers. | The Communist and Workers' parties that suscribe the present APPEAL declare: | 1. The serious international situation which has come from the unstoppable global capitalist crisis – now expressed as a health emergency that spreads throughout so many countries – requires strong and decisive social and political action that puts the needs of the worki…

2020-05-27: News Headlines

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-27). Iranian fuel tanker reaches Venezuela, defying U.S. threats. mronline.org The five Iranian tankers are estimated to carry enough gasoline to supply Venezuela for 50 days.

Steve Sweeney (2020-05-27). Venezuela brands U.S.-backed Citgo sale 'an act of modern piracy'. mronline.org Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez last year branded the move an "organised crime that violates international law.

Kathy Durkin (2020-05-27). Iran-Venezuela solidarity breaks U.S. blockade. workers.org In an act of solidarity, Iran is sending a fleet of five tankers carrying 1.53 million barrels of needed gasoline and related fuel products to Venezuela. On May 23 and 25, the first two ships traveled through the Caribbean Sea and entered Venezuelan territorial waters with a Venezuelan naval and . . . |

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-27). Iran and Venezuela: Standing Tall Against Imperial USA. globalresearch.ca If all nations operated like Iran and Venezuela, world peace and stability would replace endless wars of aggression against nations threatening no one. | If countries worldwide refused to subordinate their sovereign rights to US interests, its imperial scourge would be …

Vijay Prashad (2020-05-27). Why Iran's Fuel Tankers for Venezuela Are Sending Shudders Through Washington. zcomm.org At the United Nations China has been outspoken against the regime change policy driven by the United States against both states. It has been this Chinese shield that enabled the tankers to go through what is effectively a U.S. naval blockade of Venezuela…

news.un (2020-05-27). UN agencies welcome donor pledges for Venezuelan refugees and migrants. news.un.org The UN refugee and migration agencies have welcomed $2.79 billion pledged by donors at a solidarity conference aimed at supporting Venezuelans who fled the protracted crisis in their country for host communities across the region.

commondreams (2020-05-27). Shareholders Raise Alarm: Petrochemical Investments Are a Risky Bet. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-05-26). Venezuela And Iran Show Solidarity Can Overcome US Empire. dissidentvoice.org Commemorating 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths The official milestone of 100,000 dead in the United States from COVID-19 is near. This figure is certainly an undercount as thousands of deaths from COVID-19 are not being recorded. Before our weekly news analysis, we pause to commemorate those deaths. The US, with 4 percent of the world's population, has 28 percent of …

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Defying U.S. sanctions, first Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela. liberationnews.org The enhanced U.S. military presence in Caribbean waters did not deter Iran as the first of its five giant tankers full of gasoline and refinery supplies reached Venezuela's waters late Saturday, May 23.

Steve Sweeney (2020-05-26). U.S. judge allows sale of Venezuela's stolen CITGO refineries. peoplesworld.org Venezuela has accused Washington of modern piracy after a judge ruled that the sale of U.S.-based CITGO refineries could go ahead. The company, a subsidiary of the Venezuelan state-owned PDVSA, has been embroiled in a decade-long dispute with former Canadian mining firm Crystallex, which is set to collect a bumper $1.4 billion. It is now …

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Desafiando las sanciones de EEUU, primer buque iraní llega a Venezuela. liberationnews.org La presencia militar de los Estados Unidos en aguas del Caribe no disuadió a Irán mientras el "Fortuna", el primero de sus cinco gigantes buques petroleros llenos de gasolina y suministros de refinería llegó a las aguas de Venezuela el sábado 23 de mayo.

Terrace (2020-05-26). Special Edition: Sanctioned Countries Speak Out On COVID-19. popularresistance.org On May 9, 2020, the Sanctions Kill coalition based in the United States held the first in a series of webinars on the United States' illegal economic coercive measures imposed on 39 countries and one-third of the global population. This webinar featured representatives from six countries: Cuba, Zimbabwe, Nicaragua, Syria, Venezuela and Iran. Each of these targeted countries shares common struggles to maintain their sovereignty and provide basic necessities for their people while trying to build new forms of governance in the face of aggression and interference from the United States. It is rare to hear directly f…

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-05-26). The Persian Rug Weaver Strikes in the US Backyard Through Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged "Fortune", followed by "Forest", entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US's threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message. | The first …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-05-26). Telephone Calls Between Biden and Poroshenko Reveal Kiev's Submission to Washington. globalresearch.ca Recently, several phone calls made four years ago between former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden were revealed. The content of the talks is profound and controversial and reveals the high degree of American influence …

Elijah Magnier (2020-05-25). El tejedor de alfombras persa ataca en el patio trasero de los Estados Unidos via Venezuela. thealtworld.com Los tanqueros estaban a 2.200 kilómetros de la costa de los Estados Unidos cuando el "Fortune", bajo bandera iraní, entró en aguas venezolanas, desafiando el embargo y las amenazas. La República Islámica estaba enviando un mensaje en todas las direcciones. | El primer mensaje fue despachado a la administración estadounidense luego de que líderes árabes y del golfo verbalizaron un mensaje a los líderes iraníes: "Washington está determinada a detener los tanqueros que navegan hacia Venezuela". Irán respondió a todos los mensajes recibidos diciendo que "sus tanqueros navegarán a Venezuela y si alguno de ellos es int…

Elijah Magnier (2020-05-25). Percée perse dans la cour arrière des USA. thealtworld.com Des pétroliers iraniens se trouvaient à 2 200 km des cà¥tes américaines lorsque le ´ Fortune ª, battant pavillon iranien, est entré dans les eaux vénézuéliennes, en faisant fi de l'embargo et des menaces des USA. Le message de la République islamique était on ne peut plus clair. | Un premier message avait déjà été adressé à l'administration américaine en réponse à ce message direct des dirigeants des pays arabes et du Golfe à l'intention des dirigeants iraniens : ´ Washington est déterminé à empêcher les pétroliers iraniens de naviguer vers le Venezuela ª. La réponse de l'Iran était que…

Paul Dobson (2020-05-25). Venezuelan Government Seizes AT&T Assets, Looks to Re-establish DirecTV Cable Service. venezuelanalysis.com The Texas-based multinational abandoned the country last week citing legal pressure caused by US sanctions.

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.

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-05-26). Tankers to Venezuela Are Part of Iranian Strategy to Mess With Trump in an Election Year as Payback for Soleimani. anti-empire.com Editor's note: Very interesting information. This helps explain why the Imperial navy has been conducting
| Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged "Fortune", followed by "Forest", entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US's threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcast…

ahtribune (2020-05-26). Why Did Russia Refuse Venezuela's Request but Iran Accepted It? ahtribune.com Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged "Fortune", followed by "Forest", entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US's threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message. | The first message was dispatched to the US administration after Gulf and Arab Leaders conveyed a direct message to the Iranian leaders: "Washington is determined to stop the Iranian tankers sailing to Venezuela". Iran responded to all messages received that "its five tankers will sail to Venezuela and if any of these tankers is intercepted, Iran will respond in…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-27). Iran-Venezuela trade has nothing to do with US: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 27 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted that the United States has no right to intervene in legal trades between independent states.