What’s going on in Venezuela? Chronicle of a Failed Intervention

 Tatuy TV| March 19, 2019

In the first months of 2019, after apparently becoming part of Donald Trump’s Anti-Socialist presidential campaign for 2020, Venezuela was the object of a barrage of confusing and unprecedented political maneuvers designed to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. In this video report, produced by the Venezuelan community media collective Tatuy Tv, you will see the events of those tumultuous days in five phases. From the self-proclaimed president and “humanitarian aid” to the massive nationwide blackout, this Chronicle of a Failed Intervention lays out what is really happening in Venezuela and what we can expect in the months to come.

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US Imposes New Sanctions as Venezuelan Government Denounces Takeover of Diplomatic Offices

by Ricardo Vaz

venezuelanalysis.com | March 20, 2019

State-owned mining company Minerven gold processing plant. Minerven has become the latest target of US sanctions. (Ultimas Noticias)
State-owned mining company Minerven gold processing plant. Minerven has become the latest target of US sanctions. (Ultimas Noticias)

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Maduro: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in ‘Criminal’ Measure

by Paul Dobson

Venezuelanalysis.com | March 21, 2019

President Nicolas Maduro at the Jipana medical supply warehouse in Miranda State (@NicolasMaduro / Twitter)
President Nicolas Maduro at the Jipana medical supply warehouse in Miranda State (@NicolasMaduro / Twitter)

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Chile: Activists, Social Movements Protest Against US-Backed Integration Body Prosur

teleSUR | March 22, 2019

Presidents and delegates arrive to pose for a family photo during the Prosur summit, at the presidential palace La Moneda, in Santiago.

Presidents and delegates arrive to pose for a family photo during the Prosur summit, at the presidential palace La Moneda, in Santiago. | Photo: Reuters

Chilean social and political organizations were holding demonstrations Friday against the Forum for the Latin American Progress and Development (Prosur), a meeting convened by the right-wing Latin American governments which are coordinating actions to dissolve the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and consolidate the U.S. interventionist agenda against Venezuela.

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What Can Karl Marx Offer to the 21st Century?

by Anjan Basu

The Wire | March 14, 2019

Eric Hobsbawm, the well-known historian, recalls how George Soros once asked him about what Hobsbawm thought of Karl Marx. This was at the turn of the 21st century.

Surprised, and also aware that there was hardly any meeting ground between the billionaire hedge-funds wizard and champion of the free market and a Marxist historian who refused to renounce his membership of the British Communist Party even when the party faced liquidation, Hobsbawm chose to give an ambiguous answer.

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U.S: Media response to college admissions scandal reveals challenge of class struggle

by Tim Libretti

Peoples’ World | March 21, 2019

Media response to college admissions scandal reveals challenge of class struggle

U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, in Boston. | AP

Americans experienced a Casablanca moment March 12 when federal prosecutors charged dozens of wealthy parents with paying a consultant to help them bribe their children’s ways into elite universities such as Yale, Stanford, USC, and others.

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