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The Botched Infiltration of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair

    The Botched Infiltration of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair

The latest chapter in the ongoing effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government reads like a bad spy thriller: a group of mercenaries piloted speedboats from Colombia to Venezuela; half of them were killed or captured by Venezuelan security forces immediately upon landing, while the other half – apparently delayed by mechanical issues with their boat…

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How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?

    How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?

The government of Venezuela is claiming victory after a coup attempt led by a group of mercenaries led by ex-Green Berets failed spectacularly Sunday, as the highly trained group’s incursion failed to even make it to the beach, overpowered by local fishermen’s collectives. Eight of the party were killed, and 23 more are in custody, including…

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Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup

    Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup

In what has been labeled a new “Keystone Kops Bay of Pigs,” the latest attempt to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro failed spectacularly, as both American and Venezuelan paramilitaries were immediately overwhelmed when they came into contact with the navy, or even with armed local fishermen’s collectives. Last Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that his plans for “restoring…

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New Details Emerge Linking US to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela

    New Details Emerge Linking US to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela

The government of Venezuela is celebrating after thwarting another foreign-backed coup attempt Sunday, just two days after self-declared another coup attempt by “Interim President” Juan Guaidó ended in total failure. A flotilla of small speed boats filled with up to 300 paramilitary units, sailed from their training ground in Colombia heading for a port near the…

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Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again

  Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again

Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. “Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution,” he announced on social media last night,…

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Exactly 18 Years After US Coup Against Venezuela, Pompeo and Abrams Warn Another is Coming

  Exactly 18 Years After US Coup Against Venezuela, Pompeo and Abrams Warn Another is Coming

On the eighteenth anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup against the government of Venezuela, senior American officials announced that the people should prepare for another imminent push. “The goal is to replace [President Nicolas] Maduro’s illegitimate dictatorship with a legitimate transitional government that can hold free and fair elections to represent all Venezuelans. It is time…

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“The US Got Scared” Voices of the Resistance in Post-Coup Honduras

  “The US Got Scared” Voices of the Resistance in Post-Coup Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — MintPress News went to Honduras and spoke with a number of leaders of the Honduran resistance amid a 66-day uprising over a neoliberal austerity deal reached between the government as the country marked the 10-year anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup d’etat. Last Thursday, the Honduran government passed a privatization law, the run-up…

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Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup, Maduro Assassination Plot Foiled

  Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup, Maduro Assassination Plot Foiled

The Venezuelan government has reportedly dismantled a plan to stage a violent putsch in recent days. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez revealed on Wednesday that a large scale plan was set to be executed on June 23 or 24. The operation allegedly included the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro, National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, and…

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MintPress Reporter Detained Amid Honduran Police Crackdown on Coup Anniversary Protests

  MintPress Reporter Detained Amid Honduran Police Crackdown on Coup Anniversary Protests

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Repression against resistance activists in Honduras has become increasingly lethal as the country braces for planned protests ahead of the 10-year anniversary of a U.S.-backed coup. Police and military forces have used live rounds against students, resulting in at least three deaths, as protests heat up ahead of the anniversary on Friday.…

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

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