Venezuela Human Rights NGO Reports No Repression During Marches

teleSUR | February 03, 2019

People attend protests and rallies throughout Venezuela Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

People attend protests and rallies throughout Venezuela Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. | Photo: REUTERS

Venezuelan human rights group, Foro Penal, has reported that there has been no repression against the opposition in Venezuela during a recent demonstration, despite constant assertions of such actions by the United States officials hoping to validate their coup attempts against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.Read More »

Turkey: ‘Venezuelan People Punished,’ Coup Backers Fuel Crisis

teleSUR | February 03, 2019

Protesters gather in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Protesters gather in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in front of the Venezuelan Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Feb. 1, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Turkey’s foreign minister said Sunday countries that have recognized Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaido, were fueling Venezuela’s troubles and punishing millions of its people.

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CIA in Venezuela: 7 Rules for Regime Change

by Jefferson Morley 

Salon | February 01, 2019

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, wearing a red beret is flanked by member of the militia during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A supporter of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, wearing a red beret is flanked by member of the militia during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

As President Trump pulls U.S. troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, his secretary of state Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton are taking their frustrated interventionist impulses south to Venezuela.

Why Venezuela, a country of 32 million people on the north coast of South America? The country poses no threat to the United States. Venezuelan immigrants throng Miami, but they are not found on the Mexican border where the president says there is a crisis. Outside of Florida and Washington, D.C., few Americans have any discernible interest in the country.

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The US aggression against Venezuela as a diagnostic tool


Neocons Abrams, Pompeo, and Bolton, a true Axis of Evil working hard to ruin the planet. (Mintpress News collage)

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review]

The Neocons never cease to amaze me and their latest stunt with Venezuela falls into this bizarre category of events which are both absolutely unthinkable and simultaneously absolutely predictable.  This apparent logical contradiction is the direct result of a worldview and mindset which is, I believe, unique to the Neocons: a mix of imperial hubris and infinite arrogance, a complete lack of decency, a total contempt for the rest of mankind, crass ignorance, a narcissist/sociopath’s inability to have any kind of empathy or imagine another guy’s reaction and, finally, last but most certainly not least, crass stupidity.  There is so much which can be said about the latest US aggression on Venezuela that entire books could be (and will be) written about this, but I want to begin by look at a few specific but nonetheless very symptomatic aspects:Read More »

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s War on Venezuela

by Garikai Chengu

Global Research | January 30, 2019

American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America’s economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind.

The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history. Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves on the planet.

America seeks control of Venezuela because it sits atop the strategic intersection of the Caribbean, South and Central American worlds. Control of the nation, has always been a remarkably effective way to project power into these three regions and beyond.Read More »

John Bolton’s Plan to Starve Millions of Venezuelans into Submission

by Kurt Nimmo

Global Research | February 04, 2019


It is true that some of Venezuela’s economic problems are due to the ineptitudes of the Bolivarian government’s  “socialist command” economy, but this overlooks the role played by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union.

Over the last five years, the US has imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela. It has cut it off from western financial markets and this has resulted in oil production shortfalls. Venezuela is unable to raise capital to address deficiencies in the oil sector of its economy. This situation was exacerbated when the price of petroleum fell sharply around the world. Venezuelan debt instruments are banned by the US Treasury, thus preventing it from acquiring loans to address its severe economic problems and feed the people. Read More »

Latin American anti-imperialists weigh in on Venezuela coup

People’s World | January 30, 2019

Latin American anti-imperialists weigh in on Venezuela coup

Protesters who support the coup against President Nicolas Maduro face off with security forces and demonstrate in support of an apparent mutiny by a national guard unit in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 21. | Fernando Llano / AP

A coup orchestrated by the U.S. government is unfolding in Venezuela. Alternative media in the United States are offering plenty of analyses in English, but anti-imperialist opinion from Latin America on what’s happening is less accessible. The views of several such commentators may be instructive. We present excerpts taken from their writings.Read More »

Italy warns against ‘another Libya’ if Venezuela is attacked

Morning Star | February 01, 2019

ITALY broke ranks with the EU on Thursday night, declaring that it “does not recognise the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido” in Venezuela.

The declaration came after the European Parliament voted to recognise Mr Guaido, an MP of the Popular Will party who declared himself president of Venezuela on January 23 despite not having participated in any election.Read More »

Hungarian car workers’ strike wins 18% pay rise

Morning Star | February 01, 2019

HUNGARIAN communists have said the strike victory by car manufacturing workers this week was “a good example” of how industrial action can challenge the country’s dire labour laws.

The strike shut down Audi’s engine manufacturing plant at Gyor, which employs 13,000 workers and is the biggest engine producing plant in Europe.Read More »