Posts Tagged ‘maduro’

Inside Canada’s Outsized and Under-Scrutinized Bid to Overthrow Maduro

OTTAWA — Canada’s foreign policy, under the auspices of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, is bucking the country’s long standing tradition of generally staying out of the affairs of governments to its south in Latin America. Indeed, Canada has been one of the major players orchestrating repeated coup attempts in Venezuela since Juan Guaido declared himself […]

Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced the “temporary” closure of her country’s embassy and the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, claiming Ottawa had “no choice.” In a Sunday press statement, Freeland accused the Maduro government of having “taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function” by failing to renew visas […]

Food, fuel ships to Venezuela are being sabotaged, says Maduro

Vessels carrying food “were sabotaged and did not leave the ports where they were going to leave,” said Maduro during Monday’s meeting with party leaders in Caracas. He added that ten boats carrying fuel were also sabotaged. At a meeting of the United Socialist Party which leads, Maduro also drew a link between the alleged […]

Maduro: “Only Dialogue Can Resolve the Crisis”

Ignacio Ramonet, French author and journalist, former editor of Le Monde Diplomatique, sat recently with Nicolas Maduro.[i] Ramonet has known four Venezuelan presidents. In Miraflores, Caracus, seat of government, people converse, debate, talk on the phone and wait. All is normal. Visitors, business folk, journalists, civil servants, ministers and their aides pass through the corridors.  Ramonet has […]

Maduro’s minister secretly meets with Guaido’s representative STALIN in Norway – reports

Members of the Venezuelan government and opposition are holding secret talks at an undisclosed location in Norwegian capital, Oslo, several media outlets reported on Thursday, citing sources within the opposition, as well as in Norwegian diplomatic circles. Guaido asks US military for meeting to plan ‘restoring democracy’ in Venezuela The government delegation is said to […]

US And Russia To Discuss Fate Of Venezuela Amid Reports Putin Will Not Prop Up Maduro

During the failed April 30 uprising in which Juan Guaido, the opposition leader widely seen as the country’s legitimate ruler, failed to dislodge Mr Maduro, the Venezuelan socialist telephoned Moscow to ask to fly there, sources told The Telegraph. Russia has reportedly drawn up a legal document detailing why Mr Maduro cannot be exiled there. […]

Venezuela: Russia Urges US To Abandon ‘Irresponsible’ Plan To Topple Maduro

Above Photo: The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, right, and Venezuela’s foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, give a press conference in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images Secretary of state meanwhile slammed Russian meddling in the country: ‘We don’t want anyone messing around with Venezuela’ Washington and Moscow traded barbs over Venezuela last Sunday, with Russia’s […]

Reader Emails: Stop Making Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Out To Be A Saint

The Facts: This article was written By Kristina Kristen, Guest Writer, for Children’s Health Defense, posted here with permission. Reflect On: How much do pharmaceutical companies really care about our health? Why is important information on vaccines never acknowledged and countered by the mainstream? In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are […]

Venezuela: Why Is Maduro Still In Power?

Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes analyses why Maduro remains in power after recently visiting Venezuela. For many, it is impossible to understand how, despite presiding over the country’s worst economic crisis and facing such intense international and domestic opposition, Maduro remains in the presidential palace. The answer lies in the enduring strength of Chavismo, a political […]

McClatchy: Diplomats, Washington Skittish on Maduro’s Downfall in Venezuela

By Staff, McClatchy The excitement in some US and foreign diplomatic circles about the rise of Juan Guaidó and an expectation for the fall of Nicolas Maduro has been replaced by frustration over the Venezuelan leader’s staying power and concerns of Russian and Chinese meddling, according to multiple diplomatic sources. His staying power has led […]

New Details Of Failed Assassination Against Maduro

New Details Of Failed Assassination Against Maduro Above photo: The attack was aborted by Venezuelan security who exploded the drones. (Photo: Agency) The US network ,CNN, published an investigation in which it again confirms the official version of the attempt to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro.  The revelation comes from an interview with a former Venezuelan soldier who […]

Maduro says 2 perpetrators of power grid ‘sabotage’ captured

Authorities reportedly apprehended the two “material” perpetrators of the vandalism in the midst of interfering with the dam’s communications systems on Monday, averting a serious catastrophe, and have turned them over to the courts. They are now looking for the “intellectual authors” of the sabotage, and Maduro has blamed the US for the sustained technological attack […]

The internet thinks Putin and Maduro secretly played in an 80s Soviet band (VIDEO)

A music video for the 1987 song ‘At the Dawn’ by Russian group ‘Alliance’ has resurfaced, showing the four-person group jamming with typical 80s clothing and retro hairstyles. The footage has been thrust back into the spotlight along with the Venezuelan leader. The music video, uploaded to YouTube last year, has over 100,000 views and […]

Ten facts that counter the lie that Venezuelan President Maduro is ‘illegitimate’

     Have those who state that Nicolás Maduro is a dictator, a usurper, and that the 2019-2025 presidential period lacks legitimacy, asked themselves why he is illegitimate? Or do they just repeat what they hear? This opinion was first advanced by the 12 Latin American countries that make up the Lima Group. Their statement reads: […]

US Intensifies Anti-Maduro Push as Trump Says “All Options Are on the Table”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be heading to the UN Security Council Saturday with a very clear agenda: trying to sell the 15 members on recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president, instead of Nicolas Maduro. This is unlikely to happen uniformly, as Russia and China have already expressed support for Maduro. This is part of […]

Maduro announces military drills to show Venezuela is ‘unassailable’

Venezuela’s National Armed Forces will hold massive exercises between February 10 and 15, Maduro told journalists at a press conference on Friday. During the war games, he said, the troops will repel a simulated invasion and enhance their skills in defending the territories, coast and waterways of the Latin American state. Also on Maduro […]

Venezuela’s Military Backs Maduro, US Orders Non-Emergency Embassy Staff to Leave

Venezuela’s Military Backs Maduro, US Orders Non-Emergency Embassy Staff to Leave January 25, 2019 The US State Department ordered nonessential personnel to leave Venezuela, but is not closing its embassy in Caracas, the department said Thursday as the Latin American country’s military threw its weight behind President Nicolas Maudro. On Wednesday, Maduro said he was […]

Venezuelan opposition seeks to depose Maduro in US-backed ‘democratic’ coup

“The United States does not recognize Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s illegitimate claim to power. His ‘election’ in May 2018 was viewed internationally as not free, fair or credible,” US National Security Advisor John Bolton reiterated Friday, in a statement. Furthermore, the US welcomed the “courageous decision” of the country’s National Assembly President Juan Guaidó, who, […]

Maduro: ‘Bolton Planning for My Assassination, With Help from Bogota’

“John Bolton is leading the plan to unleash violence and conduct a coup to introduce a transitional government” in Venezuela, Maduro said at a press-conference, which was broadcast live on his Facebook page. “Bolton is preparing a plan for my assassination.” Trump’s national security adviser has organized the training of mercenaries and paramilitary units “in […]

Maduro: All Venezuelan Oil Will Be Sold In Petro Cryptocurrency

Gradually, Venezuela will sell all its oil production in Petro, Maduro said during a visit to Russia. For 2019, Venezuela will have a timetable to sell all its oil production in the cryptocurrency, its president said. In this way, Venezuela will free itself from the currency used by Washington “to create economic pain” to […]

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