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.
US Sanctions Venezuela’s New Parliament Leader, Senior Opposition Lawmakers By Lucas Koerner - venezuelanalysis.com - 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 - venezuelanalysis.com - 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".
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.
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".
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.
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
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".
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.