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Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

    Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

Bolivia is heading for a showdown between the government and the people after nearly two weeks of continuous, nationwide protests have paralyzed the country. Demonstrations have grown day on day after the government — who came to power in a U.S.-baked coup last November — postponed the elections for the third time. Ollie Vargas, a journalist who…

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United Tesla Company: Widespread Condemnation of Elon Musk’s Bolivia Coup Comments

    United Tesla Company: Widespread Condemnation of Elon Musk’s Bolivia Coup Comments

Multibillionaire Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once again proved that he does not know how to keep silent. After being challenged on Twitter about his alleged involvement in the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia last November, Musk responded, “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.” Although he…

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Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia

    Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia

Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as “fake” or “spam” and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally. Immediately preceding the ban,…

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Flights Logs Suggest Bolivia Coup May Have Been Planned in Brazil

    Flights Logs Suggest Bolivia Coup May Have Been Planned in Brazil

Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed coup in November. But new details have emerged that suggest Brazil had a larger hand in his ouster than previously confirmed. Argentinian outlet Pagina 12 reports that flight logs of the presidential jet show that on November 11, the day of the coup, the vehicle was not in La Paz,…

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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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