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Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido’s Political Future

    Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido’s Political Future

The political party of Juan Guaido — Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) — was never all that popular to begin with. The sixth largest political party in Venezuela, Popular Will is heavily financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Now, a recently exposed embezzlement scandal in Colombia risks to further alienate the party…

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A US Military Veteran and ‘Aid Volunteer’ Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders

    A US Military Veteran and ‘Aid Volunteer’ Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders

Grayzone —  A far-right Venezuelan opposition activist emailed a death threat to human rights activists from the peace group CODEPINK. The threat was delivered when CODEPINK was helping to protect the Venezuelan government’s embassy in Washington, DC from an illegal takeover by Juan Guaidó’s US-backed coup administration. This rabid opposition activist, a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, previously served…

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Watch | Brazil, Colombia, Now Venezuela: US Pursues Right-Wing Hegemony in South America

    Watch | Brazil, Colombia, Now Venezuela: US Pursues Right-Wing Hegemony in South America

 (Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration —  World domination: it’s a funny concept. We can imagine old dudes with messy hair and thick glasses taking over the world or the caricature of a humanoid villain that wears a skull and crossbones, but what about applying it to the real world?…

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Venezuela Gov’t Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by “Foreign Paramilitaries

    Venezuela Gov’t Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by “Foreign Paramilitaries

Venezuelan authorities have alleged that self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and other opposition leaders were involved in a plot to carry out acts of terrorism employing foreign paramilitaries trained in Colombia. Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez presented what he claimed to be evidence of “ultra-right plans to promote regime change.” According to Rodriguez, Venezuelan intelligence services uncovered plans to…

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NY Times Acknowledges Venezuela Opposition as Cause of Aid Fire, Echoing Initial Reports by Alternative Press

  NY Times Acknowledges Venezuela Opposition as Cause of Aid Fire, Echoing Initial Reports by Alternative Press

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The international outrage generated by images of U.S.-donated “humanitarian” aid on fire at a Colombian-Venezuelan border crossing last month inspired a frenzied call for Venezuelan regime change from top U.S. politicians and media outlets once the blaze was promptly blamed on the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolás Maduro. Many independent journalists…

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Debunking the Lies About the Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Showdown

  Debunking the Lies About the Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Showdown

February 23 saw the latest attempt by the White House, its right-wing regional allies, and self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido to oust the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro, this time by trying to undermine Maduro’s authority and forcibly violate Venezuela’s borders under the pretext of bringing in “humanitarian aid.” Given that not a single truck,…

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US-Backed Opposition Accuses Venezuelan Military of Setting Humanitarian Aid Trucks on Fire

  US-Backed Opposition Accuses Venezuelan Military of Setting Humanitarian Aid Trucks on Fire

Grayzone — CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration’s coup against Venezuela culminated on February 23 with US-backed opposition attempting to ram several trucks loaded with boxes of USAID “humanitarian aid” across the previously unused Francisco de Paula Santander bridge connecting Colombia to Venezuela. The trucks failed to reach the other side — but that was never really the point of the…

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Slams Richard Branson for Fronting US Trojan-Horse “Aid” to Venezuela

  Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Slams Richard Branson for Fronting US Trojan-Horse “Aid” to Venezuela

CÚCUTA, COLOMBIA — Knighted billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson is hosting a concert on Friday in the Venezuelan border town of Cúcuta, Colombia to raise money for the Washington-backed regime-change push in the Bolivarian Republic. The area has become a flashpoint in the U.S.-backed coup attempt against Venezuela’s elected president, Nicolás Maduro. Just a few…

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Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of ‘Politicized’ Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

  Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of ‘Politicized’ Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

The International Red Cross has declined to participate in Washington’s controversial humanitarian aid plan to Venezuela, it was announced this weekend. “We will not be participating in what is, for us, not humanitarian aid,” stated Colombia’s International Red Cross (ICRC) spokesperson, Christoph Harnisch. The assistance, which is being coordinated by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido, and…

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How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

  How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of…

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