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    Latin America: US Disregard for International Law Is a Menace to Latin America
    Friday, September 21 @ 10:11:06 UTC
    VenezuelaThis is a situation where Venezuela cannot wait or hope for any immediate help except from its own people, and it has to lean on the side of caution

    By Nino Pagliccia
    September 20, 2018 - telesurtv.net

    International Community Principles

    At the 25th U.N. session of October 1970, the General Assembly adopted a resolution titled 'Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation Among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.' Not too many people would know that, therefore I think it is important to remember what those principles are (emphasis added):

    * The principle that states shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.

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    Latin America: Venezuela Assassination Attempt: Maduro Survives but Journalism Doesn't
    Wednesday, August 08 @ 09:00:41 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Ricardo Vaz
    Aug 7th 2018 – Venezuelanalysis.com

    Venezuela was rocked this past Sunday by an attempted assassination of President Nicolas Maduro, during a public event, using drones armed with explosives. But as more details started to become available, the coverage of the mainstream media actually moved in the opposite direction: one after the other they have looked to sow doubt on the events, using words such as “apparent” or “alleged”, focusing instead on the government using this “alleged” event to step up repression. In the end, it is hard to tell apart the media coverage from the statements of John Bolton, one of the more hawkish advisers to the US president.

    Although there are plenty of examples to choose from, we are going to focus on our personal champion of dishonest Venezuelan coverage – The Guardian. A quick search of Guardian headlines with “assassination attempt” shows that a qualifier such as “alleged” is never used. Be it Jacques Chirac, Guinea's president, or even Saddam Hussein's deputy, nobody had their assassination attempts questioned as a hoax to be used as a pretext to stamp out dissent. Such is the dishonesty of the media coverage of Venezuela. (1)

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    Latin America: Venezuelan Opposition Comes Under Fire from Mujica and Pope
    Tuesday, May 02 @ 11:00:59 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas
    May 01, 2017 - Venezuelanalysis.com

    Venezuela's opposition came under fire from both Pope Francis and the former leftist president of Uruguay, Jose “Pepe” Mujica, this past weekend.

    In an interview with Uruguayan media, Mujica accused opposition figures of acting in an irresponsible way and putting the future of Venezuela in danger, reports teleSUR.

    “What scares me most about Venezuela is the opposition, or an important part of it,” commented Mujica.

    “I think there is a climate of radicalization that has turned irrational, and that in the long term that will favor the right-wing… That is very dangerous with Trump in the United States,” he continued.

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    Latin America: Russia Denounces External Forces for Crisis in Venezuela
    Wednesday, May 25 @ 04:45:41 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Rachael Boothroyd Rojas
    May 24th 2016 - venezuelanalysis.com

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has spoken out against “outside” efforts to destabilise Venezuela, warning against the consequences of imposing “colour scenarios” on the South American nation.

    On Monday, Russian news agency Tass and Sputnik International reported that Russia’s Foreign Ministry had released an official statement addressing the current situation in Venezuela.

    “The upsurge of tensions in Venezuela is being fed from outside,” asserted the Foreign Ministry statement.

    "We are confident that a political solution to Venezuelan problems is to be found by the Venezuelan people who have elected its legitimate authorities… Destructive interference from outside is inadmissible,” it continued.

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    Latin America: Snowden Leak Reveals Obama Gov't Ordered NSA, CIA to Spy on Venezuela Oil
    Thursday, November 19 @ 13:01:55 UTC
    VenezuelaU.S. intelligence agents posing as diplomats in Caracas helped an NSA analyst try to crack open PDVSA’s computer network.

    By Charles Davis and Andrew Fishman, TeleSUR
    November 19, 2015 - commondreams.org

    The U.S. National Security Agency accessed the internal communications of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela and acquired sensitive data it planned to exploit in order to spy on the company’s top officials, according to a highly classified NSA document that reveals the operation was carried out in concert with the U.S. embassy in Caracas.

    The March 2011 document, labeled, “top secret,” and provided by former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden, is being reported on in an exclusive partnership between teleSUR and The Intercept.

    Drafted by an NSA signals development analyst, the document explains that PDVSA’s network, already compromised by U.S. intelligence, was further infiltrated after an NSA review in late 2010 – during President Barack Obama’s first term, which would suggest he ordered or at least authorized the operation – “showed telltale signs that things were getting stagnant on the Venezuelan Energy target set.” Most intelligence “was coming from warranted collection,” which likely refers to communications that were intercepted as they passed across U.S. soil. According to the analyst, “what little was coming from other collectors,” or warrantless surveillance, “was pretty sparse.”

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    Latin America: Venezuelan Opposition's Plot to "Annihilate" Nicolas Maduro
    Thursday, June 12 @ 08:09:42 UTC
    Venezuela Read the Venezuelan Opposition’s Messages Revealed as a Plot to “Annihilate” Nicolas Maduro

    By MINCI, June 7th 2014


    The full document with the right-wing opposition’s messages, released by the Venezuelan Ministry of Communication, can be read in a pdf here.

    The conspiracy plot in Venezuela against the constitutional government of Nicolás Maduro has been underway since February 12th despite the obvious failure of the street violence actions in the form of guarimbas used to encourage a popular uprising against the legitimate government.

    The high political command of the Bolivarian Revolution presented evidence showing that the Venezuelan and international right wing is perpetrating a continuous coup d’etat that would lead to the assassination of President Maduro. This would unleash a bloodbath in the country and create the conditions for a foreign intervention in Venezuela according to the script prepared by the national and international extreme right wing to finish the Venezuelan revolutionary process.

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    Latin America: The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela
    Saturday, April 26 @ 01:20:45 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Eva Golinger
    April 25th 2014 - Postcards from the Revolution

    Author and journalist Eva Golinger details recent U.S. funding of the Venezuelan opposition, concluding that, “What is clear is that the US government continues to feed efforts to destabilize Venezuela”.

    Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado- two of the public leaders behind the violent protests that started in February – have long histories as collaborators, grantees and agents of Washington. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have channeled multi-million dollar funding to Lopez’s political parties Primero Justicia and Voluntad Popular, and Machado’s NGO Sumate and her electoral campaigns.

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    Latin America: Venezuela Is Not Occupy: U.S. Congress Got It Wrong
    Wednesday, March 12 @ 14:18:30 UTC
    Venezuela By Roger D. Harris
    March 11, 2014 - venezuelanalysis.com

    With demonstrating students in the streets confronting state security forces, the recent unrest and violence in Venezuela superficially bears a resemblance to the Occupy Movement that began in New York City’s Zuccotti Park on September 2011. But there the similarity ends.

    Manufactured Crisis

    The overwhelming character of Occupy was its spontaneity, unpredictability, and certainly its independence from corporate or government influence. Occupy appealed to and was supported by the disposed and marginalized. The Venezuelan unrest has been the opposite. Building on genuine popular discontent in an already highly polarized context, the recent violence in Venezuela has all the elements of a manufactured crisis.

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    Latin America: Venezuela’s Opposition Is United Against Maduro, But Internally Divided
    Sunday, March 09 @ 11:22:18 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Roberto Lovato
    March 7th 2014 – Al Jazeera

    CARACAS — His face and muscular arms sweating, hands dirtied from the sand-filled sugar bags he dragged toward the makeshift rampart blocking half of his street, Emilio Palacios’ immediate political struggle was with his mother. “No, Mama, no!” he yelled toward his mother, Maria Bravo, a longtime resident of the Chacaito district of Venezuela’s capital. "No!" he repeated, after hearing her tell Al Jazeera that the purpose of the barricade under construction in front of their apartment was “getting rid of this government.”

    Measuring his words, he offered a different explanation. "We’re here as students to protest against the insecurity in the country and scarcity and the killing of students by the National Guard,” said Palacios, an engineering student at Central University. “This is not a protest against the government. We’re sending a message to the government.”

    “OK. We have differences,” responded Bravo, a 48-year-old publicity and marketing executive, while sitting in a plastic lounge chair alongside her dog, Bruno, who almost knocked over a makeshift sign saying “Resistencia SOS Venezuela.”

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    Latin America: Venezuelan Government Allege Uribe and U.S. Role in Disturbances
    Wednesday, February 26 @ 08:34:00 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Tamara Pearson
    February 26, 2014 - Venezuelanalysis.com

    Venezuelan governmental authorities have provided what they allege is evidence of former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe’s involvement in the current disturbances and violence. They also claim that the US has provided some advice, and that mercenaries are involved.

    Communications minister Delcy Rodriguez last night accused Uribe, the Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce (Fedecamaras), and the American-Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Venamcham) of being “implicated” in the current “destabilising” actions.

    “We have been showing the proof [of this] for years, at the moment we’re investigating other facts so that soon we can show to what extent Fedecamaras is involved in this coup [attempt],” she said.

    Further, last night National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello revealed a series of alleged emails between political advisor Juan Jose Rendon, and Ricardo Koesling of the opposition Piedra party.

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    Latin America: Obama's Arrogant Interference in Venezuela
    Sunday, February 23 @ 11:50:12 UTC
    VenezuelaObama's Arrogant Interference in Venezuela and Resistance by A Participatory Democracy

    By Arnold August
    February 23, 2014 - democracycuba.com

    On February 19, 2014, at a Press Conference by President Obama, President Peña Nieto (Mexico), and Prime Minister Harper (Canada), in Toluca, Mexico, Obama stated:

    “In Venezuela, rather than trying to distract from its own failings by making up false accusations against diplomats from the United States, the government ought to focus on addressing the legitimate grievances of the Venezuelan people. So, along with the Organization of American States, we call on the Venezuelan government to release protestors that it’s detained and engage in real dialogue. And all parties have an obligation to work together to restrain violence and restore calm.” www.whitehouse.gov

    How can Obama say that the accusations against U.S. diplomats for interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela are false? The above three-sentence statement exclusively on Venezuela uttered by the U.S. president consists in itself as an arrogant attempt to interfere in Venezuela’s internal affairs. The “legitimate grievances” of the Venezuelan people were addressed by the Bolivarian Revolution in numerous ballot box contests since December, 1998. These electoral gains precisely target the U.S.-dominated economic and political system existing from 1958 to 1998. The voting includes the April 14, 2013 presidential election won by Nicolás Maduro and which the U.S. refuses to recognize; by negating the results recognized by the whole continent, Obama had planted the seeds of the current violence carried out by the pro-U.S. elements in the country. The candidates of the Bolivarian Revolution’s Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela. (PSUV) also won the majority of municipalities, mayoralties and the popular vote in the December 8, 2013 municipal elections.

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    Latin America: What Violent Protests Mean for Venezuela
    Monday, February 17 @ 17:08:05 UTC
    VenezuelaCoups, Media and Stalemates: What Violent Protests Mean for Venezuela

    Venezuelanalysis.com’s staff writers offer their concise insights on three different angles of the violent protests that have been occurring in the country: the opposition’s strategy, how the media have reacted, and the implications of the protests for the Bolivarian Revolution.

    #1: An Opposition Coup Against The Opposition

    Ryan Mallett-Outtrim

    The Venezuelan opposition has launched a coup against itself, not against the government. Two strains of the opposition movement are vying for dominance over each other, though they both share the same overarching strategy.

    The current opposition strategy is to pressure Nicolas Maduro into resigning from office, and prompt another presidential election. They intend to win the next election by terrorising swing voters into capitulating to the opposition.

    For now, this is the only real option available to the opposition. The military is firmly aligned with Chavismo, ruling out a repeat of the April 2002 coup attempt. However, a possible recall referendum is still two years away, plus the far right is short sighted and generally apathetic towards democracy anyway.

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    Latin America: Venezuela’s Maduro Announces More Moves against “Parasitic Bourgeoisie”
    Tuesday, December 03 @ 08:06:37 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Ewan Robertson
    December 03, 2013 - venezuelanalysis.com

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced a raft of new regulatory measures over the weekend as part of his ongoing “offensive” to deal with the country’s economic problems.

    In a television interview on Sunday evening, Maduro explained that the government’s economic policies were aimed at “stabilising” the economy in order to be able to develop a “productive” economic model.

    This year Venezuela has experienced shortages in several basic food and household goods, a black market dollar worth ten times the government-set exchange rate, and annual inflation of 54%.

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    Latin America: On the Warpath in Venezuela: Against the Bolivarian Revolution
    Thursday, November 21 @ 22:26:46 UTC
    VenezuelaBy W.T. WHITNEY JR.
    November 21, 2013 - counterpunch.org

    Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government. Opposition demonstrations quickly spread, killing 13 people. Now his government faces municipal elections on December 8, and engineered social turmoil has returned.  Although polls have been favorable, the confidence marking election campaigns under predecessor Hugo Chavez, now dead, is gone.

    Opposition forces have used destabilization to cast both the Chavez and Maduro governments as dysfunctional. Powerful forces inside and outside Venezuela targeted the Chavez – led Bolivarian movement because of its decisive role in promoting continent-wide unity and social justice. The U.S. government is widely believed to have encouraged the unsuccessful right wing coup of 2002 and subsequent disruption of Venezuela’s oil industry.

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    Latin America: Venezuela’s Electoral Council Says Capriles Lacks Proof of Fraud
    Tuesday, April 30 @ 05:20:45 UTC
    VenezuelaBy Chris Carlson
    April 30, 2013 - venezuelanalysis.com

    Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) announced yesterday that they would not approve Henrique Capriles’ additional demands for the auditing of the April 14 elections, and explained that he lacks any proof of fraud.

    The announcement was made on Saturday night via a televised statement by CNE President Tibisay Lucena.

    Lucena explained that the expanded audit process would be carried out as planned, but the additional demands that the Capriles campaign have made in recent days would not be included.

    “It is important to note that the political parties already audited the electoral process at each stage, certifying the integrity and correct functioning of the system,” said Lucena.

    “Representatives from each party signed off on each one, as can be seen in the documents on the CNE website…there were a total of 18 auditing processes, but now they are being silenced and ignored in an attempt to discredit the electoral process,” she said.

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