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Venezuela's Coup 2019

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Trump: US to Deploy Anti-Drug Navy Ships Near Venezuela
By NYT - The Associated Press - April 1, 2020
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro.

Beyond Chutzpah: the Hypocrisy of US Nacroterrorism Charges Against Venezuela
By Roger D. Harris - Mint Press News - March 30, 2020
This latest escalation of the US hybrid war against Venezuela takes place amid a global pandemic, which the US apparently sees as an opportunity to further attack a people made more vulnerable by the health crisis.

Trump admin's $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot
By Leonardo Flores - Thwe Grayzone - March 27, 2020
The Trump administration's deception-laden indictment of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in the exposure of a violent assassination plan that could lead to the arrest of coup leader Juan Guaidó.

Venezuela Dismisses US Justice Department 'Narco-terrorism' Accusations
By Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz - Venezuelanalysis - March 26, 2020
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected US drug trafficking accusations against his person and senior members of his government.

US Sanctions Venezuela’s New Parliament Leader, Senior Opposition Lawmakers
By Lucas Koerner - - January 14, 2020
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on leading opposition members of Venezuela’s National Assembly (AN) Monday. Speaking at a press conference, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin accused the lawmakers of "attempt[ing] to block the democratic process in Venezuela." He added that the politicians can have sanctions removed "if they side with the people of Venezuela and Juan Guaido as their legitimate leader."

The US Approves Bill That May Legislate Hybrid Warfare on Venezuela
By Nino Pagliccia - One World - - January 08, 2020
The full bill of 1773 pages includes a section about Venezuela. The first reference to the country is to state that "not less than $30 million shall be made available for democracy programs for Venezuela" and that the funds "shall be made available for assistance for communities in countries supporting or otherwise impacted by refugees from Venezuela, including Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago".
November 06, 2019
US Authorizes Tax Payments to Maduro Gov’t, Sanctions Five More Venezuelan Officials
By Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner - - November 06, 2019
The US Treasury Department issued new exemptions to its sanctions regime Tuesday, licensing US companies to pay taxes to Venezuela’s Maduro government.

'This charge is 100% false': Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence
By Ben Norton - The Grayzone - October 28, 2019
The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal has been arrested on false charges after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence outside the DC embassy. He describes the manufactured case as part of a wider campaign of political persecution.

Guaido Signs USAID Agreement as Adobe Suspends Venezuela Service
By Ricardo Vaz - - October 09, 2019
Financial company TransferWise likewise stopped servicing Venezuelan clients.

Venezuela Arrests Oil Exec for Corruption, Receives $4bn in Russian Investment
By Paul Dobson - - October 07, 2019
Moscow and Caracas are reportedly working on a long-term cooperation agreement set to last at least until 2030.

Crisis & Critique: Washington 'Embargoes' Negotiated Settlement in Venezuela
By Ociel Lopez - - September 13, 2019
In the second installment of his VA "Crisis & Critique" column, Ociel Lopez looks at how Washington's embargo blocked a possible agreement between the government and the opposition.

US suggests won't prosecute Venezuela's Maduro if he leaves
AFP - Yahoo - August 29, 2019
A US envoy suggested Thursday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be safe from US prosecution if he quits but acknowledged that his departure remained elusive despite a half-year pressure campaign by Washington.

Russia Signs Deal to Send Navy to Venezuela After 'Unacceptable' U.S. Moves
By Tom O'Connor - Newsweek - August 15, 2019
The Russian military has signed a deal that would allow it to send military ships to Venezuela, expressing support for the Latin American country. The U.S. has been critical of current Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and has backed attempts to replace him.

Russia Accuses US of Interfering in Venezuela's Dialogue
TeleSur English - August 08, 2019
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the main reason for the cancellation of Venezuela's dialogue is Washington's reckless policy against the South American country.

Venezuela, China Inaugurate Refinery To Boost Oil Production
TeleSur English - August 08, 2019
The refinery is located in the southern region of Faja del Orinoco and produces a high-quality oil called merey, highly demanded by Asian markets.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro inaugurated a new binational oil refinery in cooperation with China after meeting with Chinese representatives Thursday in Miraflores, Caracas.

Food Shipment Destined For Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade
TeleSur English - August 07, 2019
Venezuela’s Vicepresident Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tonnes of Soya has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the "serious aggression" that impede Venezuela "right to food".

'Economic Terrorism': After Failed Military Coup Attempt, Trump Imposes Total Embargo Against Venezuela
By Jake Johnson - - August 06, 2019
"The U.S. gov is telling the Venezuelan people that if they want to eat, they have to change their politics."

After the U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow elected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by force fizzled out, the Trump administration on Monday moved to further strangle the Latin American nation's economy by imposing a full economic embargo.

Venezuelan Government Urges UN to Condemn US Blockade
TeleSur English - August 06, 2019
Venezuela has sent a letter to the Security Council of the United Nations and its Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in which Venezuela urges condemnation of the total economic blockade ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump.
July 23, 2019
Non-Aligned Movement Condemns US Sanctions Against Venezuela
By Paul Dobson - Venezuelanalysis - July 23, 2019
The 120-member movement held a ministerial meeting in Caracas as a US spy jet reportedly violated Venezuelan airspace.

De Zayas: UN Human Rights Council’s Report on Venezuela is 'Unbalanced'
By Greg Wilpert - The Real News - Venezuelanalysis - July 15, 2019

Former lawyer for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Alfred de Zayas, says that High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet's report on human rights in Venezuela mostly ignores the severity and responsibility of US sanctions against Venezuela. De Zayas argues that the report left out essential aspects in its otherwise damning report on Venezuela because the council has increasingly fallen under the sway of the demands of the US government.

'Fundamentally Flawed': UN Expert on Bachelet Venezuela Report
By TeleSur English - July 06, 2019
International human rights law expert and former consultant to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Alfred de Zayas, says Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela released earlier this week is, is unfortunately unbalanced and does not draw conclusions that can help the suffering Venezuelan people." He said the real and most urgent remedy for Venezuela is to immediately lift United States sanctions on the nation

OPEC Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Oil Embargo as PDVSA Reroutes Exports to Asia
By Paul Dobson - Venezuelanalysis - July 03, 2019
The secretary general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) blasted US-led sanctions against Venezuela’s oil industry.
June 24, 2019
Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
By Nino Pagliccia - Counterpunch - June 24, 2019
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with Cuban planes and pilots. The media quickly "confirmed the actions".

From coup leaders to con artists: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud
By Dan Cohen - The Grayzone - June 17, 2019
An explosive new report reveals how Guaidó representatives in Colombia embezzled $125,000 meant for humanitarian aid, suckering deserting soldiers and blowing the aid money on luxury goods.

How Venezuelans Turn to Collective Action to Defy US Blockade
By TeleSur - June 03, 2019
A response in the form of collective action is part of how the Venezuelans resist to sanctions, with song, smiles, and confidence they seem to be undeterred to fight for the Bolivarian ideals, despite U.S. imperialism.

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