Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

Venezuela Debuts New Currency To Tackle Hyperinflation, With 6 Fewer Zeros

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new currency with six fewer zeros debuts Friday in Venezuela, whose currency has been made nearly worthless by years of the world’s worst inflation. The highest denomination until now was a 1 million bolivar bill that was worth a little less than a quarter as of Thursday. The new currency […]

The Greeks of Venezuela in the Era of Maduro

The crisis in Venezuela began during the government of Hugo Chávez and has continued with his successor Nicolás Maduro. Credit: Wikimedia/Барвенковский/CC-BY-4.0 Living in Venezuela today is not easy. The country, once the richest in Latin America, but today is undergoing a great crisis, the largest and most devastating on the continent in many years, affecting […]

Hush, Hush (Venezuela Is Winning!)

Above photo:Gerardo Blyde Perez, head of the opposition delegation of Venezuela, Dag Nylander, Representative of Norway government, Jorge Rodriguez, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, and Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, during a meeting to seek consensus on how to overcome the economic and social crises gripping Venezuela, in Mexico City, Mexico August 13, […]

Western Powers Undermine Haiti, Venezuela Shows Solidarity

Above photo: Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez raises his fist. On August 14, Haiti was devastated by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake originating from the southern Tiburon Peninsula, 150 kilometres from the capital, Port-au-Prince.  World leaders issued statements of solidarity, international charities began encouraging donations, and the United Nations started organizing emergency aid funds to assist […]

Venezuela Is The Fifth Country With Most ‘Sanctions’ In The World

Above Photo: Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez presenting the latest report sent to the International Criminal Court on the illegal sanctions issue. The Office of the Vice President of Venezuela. Says New Report Sent To International Criminal Court. Venezuela has submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new report containing […]

Venezuela’s Maduro not opposed to U.S. talks, sanctions “must go”

President Nicolas Maduro says he would not oppose “direct dialogue” with the United States, after a round of preliminary meetings in Mexico City with the Venezuelan opposition. However, for the negotiations to reach a potential agreement, Maduro has demanded that sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe must be lifted.  The talks are aimed at […]

Venezuela Rejects Accusations Of Former ICC Prosecutor

Above Photo: International Criminal Court headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. This Thursday, August 12, Venezuela’s Public Ministry (MP) rejected as worthless the accusations issued by the former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, after she irresponsibly ignored the collaboration of the Venezuelan authorities in the Venezuela I case filed by the near-defunct […]

Tokyo 2020: Iran volleyball ease past Venezuela

TEHRAN – Iran volleyball team defeated Venezuela in straight sets (25-17, 25-20, 25-18) in Pool A of the 2020 Olympic Games on Monday. The Vladimir Alekno’s men, who had started the prestigious campaign with a 3-2 win over Poland on Saturday, are scheduled to play Canada on Wednesday. Iran’s Amir Ghafour collected the match high […]

Russian Foreign Ministry on No-Summit/Summit, the G7, NATO and Venezuela

By Stephen Lendman Source A previous article called talks between Putin and Biden’s double farcical and tragic. Despite remarks by both sides suggesting otherwise, no improvement in dismal bilateral relations was achieved — nothing suggesting a shift by Biden regime hardliners toward more normalized relations with Russia. Commenting on Geneva talks, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman […]

New York Times Admits US Sanctions Are Destroying Venezuela

Above Photo: tomscoffin. The facile right-wing talking point that the economic crisis facing Venezuela “proves” that “socialism always ends in failure” has become so hackneyed by overuse that it has attained its own tongue-in-cheek name. The ad Venezuelum, as it has come to be known, has slowly developed into such a tedious and predictable right-wing tactic […]

Venezuela’s Oil Production Bounces Back

Experts Condemn ‘Devastating’ Sanctions. Mark Weisbrot, director of the Washington DC-based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), denounced the “terrible economic damage” US sanctions have caused in Venezuela. Guayaquil, Ecuador – Venezuela’s crude output increased in May, recovering from the previous month’s fall. The latest Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly report placed the […]

The Violence And Economic Destruction Caused By US Sanctions In Venezuela

Above Photo: Ciudad Valencia. US economic sanctions against Venezuela are a violent and illegal form of coercion, seeking regime change through collective punishment of the civilian population. The motives are fairly clear from the public statements of US officials. The number of Venezuelans who have died as a result of these sanctions has been estimated […]

How Totalitarianism Rhymes Throughout History: Czechoslovakia, China, & Venezuela

“It can’t happen here” is a political cliche in the United States. Regardless of your personal viewpoint, there is a vast swath of the American population who simply do not believe in the possibility of any kind of totalitarianism in the United States. It’s worth noting that throughout history, in virtually every place that totalitarian regimes […]

Venezuela Border Conflict Mixes Drug Trafficking And Regime-Change

Above photo: Venezuelans fleeing crisis at home have now become victims of armed conflict in Colombia. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images. Beginning in mid-March, Venezuelan army units have been attacking and expelling Colombian operatives active in Apure state. These have long used Venezuela’s border region to prepare cocaine arriving from Colombia and ship it to the United […]

Biden’s Venezuela Policy: Continuity With Trump

In Venezuela, brutal sanctions and the recognition of a phony president continue to wreak havoc. Biden has not implemented any real change to US policy towards the country. Historians Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert discuss the reasons why. Welcome to theAnalysis, I’m Greg Wilpert. Recently, the Biden administration announced that Venezuelans living in the United […]

Venezuela says natural gas plant explosion was ‘terrorist attack’ targeting sanctioned state-run energy company (VIDEOS)

The Venezuelan petroleum minister said that Saturday’s powerful explosion and blaze at a gas plant was the result of a terrorist attack. The plant belongs to the state-run energy company (PDVSA), which was sanctioned by the US. Footage reportedly filmed in the northeastern town of El Tejero shows a powerful blast and bright flames rising […]

Venezuela Protests Biden’s Extension Of Executive Order 13692

Above photo: President Joe Biden has renewed the state of emergency and executive order for the sixth year in a row. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters. The renewal flies in the face of recent recommendations from independent UN experts. Venezuela has “categorically rejected” US President Joe Biden’s renewal of Executive Order 13692. The renewal extends a […]

New US admin stands for same grotesque & brutal policies against Venezuela, shows just how little they actually CARE for people

Eva Bartlett Mar 4, 2021, RT.com Venezuelan non-president, Juan Guaido, is back in headlines after the new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called him to discuss America’s favorite talking points: “a return to democracy” via “free and fair elections.” I’m sure the irony will not be lost on those who question the legitimacy of the […]

US Sanctions On Venezuela Have Failed To Achieve Anything But Death And Misery

Above photo: An antenna is located on a terrace after the US television satellite operator DirectTV announced its withdrawal from Venezuela. Pedro Rances Mattey / Getty Images. NOTE: Sign the petition calling on the Biden administration to end the economic war at SanctionsKill.org/petition. And join us on Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific […]

UN Expert Details Crushing Human Toll Of US Sanctions On Venezuela

 Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Alena Douhan, UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, about her recent trip to Venezuela. In her first interview since the publication of the preliminary findings of her mission to Venezuela, Professor Douhan discusses her main […]

NATO-Linked Think Tank Proposes Biden Adopt Venezuela-Style ‘Regime Change’ Policies Towards Belarus

NATO-Linked Think Tank Proposes Biden Adopt Venezuela-Style ‘Regime Change’ Policies Towards Belarus Above photo: Sergeant Paul Shaw LBIPP Army/ CC 2.0. The Biden administration should be massively boosting its funding to opposition groups in Belarus while increasing sanctions on the country in order to force out the current government, according to a discussion hosted by […]

UN Special Rapporteur Urges US To Lift The Blockade Against Venezuela

Above photo: Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures. AFP. NOTE: Sign the petition calling on the Biden administration to end the economic war at SanctionsKill.org/petition. And join us on Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific for a training on the new Sanctions Kill toolkit. Click […]

Iran sends second cargo of refinery materials to Venezuela

TEHRAN – Iran has sent a second cargo of refining materials to Venezuela to help the country resume operation at the 955,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Paraguana Refining Complex (CRP) in western Venezuela, Reuters reported, quoting people familiar with the matter. Iran had previously sent more than a dozen cargoes of catalysts to the country to help […]

UN rapporteur says US and allies’ sanctions on Venezuela driving humanitarian ‘calamities’ & hampering its fight against Covid-19

A UN special rapporteur on human rights has called for an immediate end to US and allied sanctions on Venezuela, saying they’ve had a “devastating” humanitarian toll and cut the flow of medical supplies amid the Covid-19 crisis. A preliminary report from Alena Douhan – UN special rapporteur on “the impact of unilateral coercive measures” […]

Venezuela: United States Goal Is To Support A ‘Transition’

First Biden Administration Comments on Venezuela. “The goal of the United States is to support a democratic, peaceful transition in Venezuela through free and fair elections,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday, January 26, reading from notes she carried with her. The spokeswoman for the new US administration answered a question from […]

EU drops backing for Guaido as Venezuela interim president, Biden renews US support

The EU’s 27 states have said they no longer recognize Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, despite a call by the European Parliament just days ago for the bloc’s governments not to downgrade his status. After meeting in Brussels on Monday, the European Council said in a statement it “deeply regretted” that Venezuela’s […]

How A Lawbreaking International Coalition Failed To Overthrow Venezuela’s Government

By Vijay Prashad and Carlos Ron/Globetrotter, Popular Resistance. January 14, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Rally in Ottawa, Canada. The Lima Group represents a key tool in the hybrid war arsenal: diplomatic war. On January 5, 2021, the newly elected National Assembly took its seats in Venezuela’s capital. That day the Lima Group released a […]

Is Venezuela’s Maduro regime quietly cheering US ‘civil war’? – analysis

It is in Caracas’s interests to see the US have internal strife. Source

EU backs away from Venezuela’s Guaido, joining US president-elect to suggest opposition leader is done

The EU has made a point of not calling former Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido by his adopted title, fueling speculation that the US might relax sanctions without requiring President Nicolas Maduro’s exit. Europe will continue its “engagement” with all Venezuelan “political and social actors,” High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security […]

Venezuela’s Maduro: U.S. ‘in Chaos’ over Coronavirus

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed on Sunday that the U.S. is currently “in chaos” and has “no measures in place” to control its Chinese coronavirus epidemic, after eliminating all coronavirus precautions in his own country for at least a month. Maduro issued his diatribe during a government meeting on health care broadcast by Venezuela’s state-run […]

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