Granma | August 17, 2017
Around 20,000 Venezuelan adolescents will learn about urban farming as part of a plan launched by President Nicolas Maduro to support food production and the country’s youth programs. Under the program, thousands of members of the Chamba Juvenil program will be trained on how to grow and harvest fruits, vegetables, legumes as well as on how to raise sheep, goats, pigs and other livestock, said Minister of Youth and Sports Pedro Infante.Read More »
Noam Chomsky and John Pilger spoke with teleSUR, denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to Venezuela as irresponsible, but typical according to the president’s behavior and U.S. history.
During a conference Friday in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump told reporters that the U.S. has a number of solutions to Venezuela’s situation and military force was still an option being considered.Read More »
The Empire’s unhappy mood with Venezuela is old news. It is now showing its teeth to the peoples of Latin America by threatening military intervention.
The mainstream media—e.g., the AP, CNN and Miami Herald—parroted the U.S. line in one of their latest dispatches. President Trump said on August 12, 2017 that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela in response to (in Empirespeak) the power grab by Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela. Trump declared that all options remain on the table including a potential military intervention. “We have many options for Venezuela and by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option. A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue,” declared the U.S. president. “This [Venezuela] is our neighbor,” he added. “[W]e are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away…. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary.” Mr. Trump was speaking to reporters at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey. (See “Trump Says ‘Military Option’ Possibility in Venezuela,” NBC, August 11, 2017)Read More »
teleSUR | August 11, 2017
On Wednesday, the United States imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials in response to recent National Constituent Assembly.
United Nations official Idriss Jazairy is calling on world powers, especially the United States, to avoid applying sanctions against Venezuela unless approved by the U.N. Security Council.
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teleSUR | August 09, 2017
The members of the assembly will analyze tactics to overcome the economic situation in Venezuela.
The National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela will analyze the economic situation in the country, as it has already approved measures to respect and protect the legality of the state’s institution including the opposition-led National Assembly.
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Text by William Camacaro
Photographs by Rosana Silva
Compiled by Farooque Chowdhury
People are celebrating the recently concluded elections of the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela although the mainstream media reports completely ignore the fact.
William Camacaro describes the following scene from Caracas:
I am currently in Caracas, Venezuela, despite all the threats, and attacks of the empire and its poor puppet – Donald Trump.
Life did not stop yesterday in the popular area of San Agustin. There was a celebration for several hours until dawn. People were celebrating La Constituyente Ya (the Constituent Assembly). People were dancing and singing la Constituyente YA.
The celebration was on Friday, August 4.Read More »