Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

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 00

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 […]

Iranian Presence in Crisis-Ridden Venezuela Is Growing, Warns Top Organization of American States Official

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) embraces Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting in Caracas. Photo: Reuters / Carlos Garcia Rawlins. Venezuela remains the center of Iranian ambitions in Latin America, a top official from the Organization of American States (OAS) told The Algemeiner this week. In an extensive interview, David Smolansky — […]

Venezuela Advances In Case Against The US Before International Criminal Court

Collaborates in ‘Venezuela I’ Case. The International Criminal Court (ICC), in its annual report, confirmed the deposit of evidence by Venezuelan authorities regarding the lawsuit (Venezuela II) against United States officials for committing crimes against humanity as a result of the blockade and the coercive measures imposed on the Caribbean country. The information was released […]

Max Blumenthal Meets Rafael Correa In Venezuela

[embedded content] Rafael Correa on Venezuela, Assange, and ‘preventing the total destruction of our homeland.’ Max Blumenthal interviews former Ecuador President Rafael Correa, who was in Venezuela to observe its legislative elections and show support to a government under sustained economic and political attack by the US. Correa addresses issues ranging from the repression in […]

Venezuela’s Guaido-led opposition holds alternative vote and then BURNS BALLOTS after boycotting legislative elections

Venezuelan opposition led by US-backed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido has held “popular consultations” to demonstrate rejection of the nation’s government after boycotting parliamentary vote but ended up burning ballots instead. The so-called “popular consultations” organized by the supporters of the self-styled “interim president” started online on Monday and concluded with an in-person participation on Saturday. […]

Empire Files: Myth And Fact In Venezuela’s Latest Election

Empire Files: Myth And Fact In Venezuela’s Latest Election [embedded content] Was the Venezuelan election rigged? Abby Martin speaks with election observer, Kei Pritsker. We’ve all heard the same things about Venezuela coming from every corporate news outlet. Venezuela’s a dictatorship and Maduro is a dangerous tyrant further consolidating power though fraudulent elections. Weirdly enough, […]

Venezuela, An Operational Stage For Russia And Iran To Challenge The USA

Above photo: Caracas. Elijah J. Magnier. Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and his team ended President Donald Trump’s dream of overthrowing the ruling governing democratic system in Venezuela by scoring a KO punch—an overwhelming victory in the National Assembly elections with over 67% in favour of Maduro’s ruling party. “Washington’s boy”, Juan Guaidó, henceforth belongs to […]

Venezuela: Socialist election win masks deeper problems

With a majority of the opposition boycotting and an abstention rate of almost 70%, the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) obtained 69% of the vote in the country’s December 6 National Assembly (AN) elections. The PSUV and its allies will now hold 253 of the 277 seats in the new parliament. This is […]

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