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John Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies

    John Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies

Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. “What did her words…

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Meet Juan Guaido’s First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for ‘Unacceptable Entry’

    Meet Juan Guaido’s First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for ‘Unacceptable Entry’

Grayzone — While tweeting that she had taken charge of Venezuela’s Embassy in Costa Rica on February 20, Maria Faría demonstrated that she was more familiar with the conventions of social media than those dictating international diplomacy. “In fulfillment of the diplomatic functions, assigned by President Juan Guaido”, tweeted Faría, referring to the US-appointed leader of Venezuela’s parallel coup…

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How the Corporate Media Advocates US Veto Power in Latin America

    How the Corporate Media Advocates US Veto Power in Latin America

In April, the Summit of the Americas in Peru predictably led to articles fretting about declining US influence in the Western Hemisphere. Analysts were quoted (Christian Science Monitor, 4/11/18) worrying that Trump’s belligerent and racist outbursts would weaken Washington’s power in the region. Closer ties to the United States, concerned “experts” suggest, would be the logical and…

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The Western Media’s Fear and Loathing of Venezuela

    The Western Media’s Fear and Loathing of Venezuela

Humanitarian crisis, starvation, migration, repressive government, economic crisis, sanctions, resistance, Communist Party, Chavez, hyperinflation, crackdown on corruption, election fraud: just some of the keywords used by the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Reuters and the Miami Herald to describe Venezuela as it heads to the polls on May 20 to select its next president. While some…

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As Regime Change Fails, Is A Military Coup or US Invasion of Venezuela Next?

  As Regime Change Fails, Is A Military Coup or US Invasion of Venezuela Next?

Several signals point to a possible military strike on Venezuela, with high-ranking officials and influential politicians making clear that it is a distinct possibility. Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in in the country. Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and…

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Talk Nation Radio: Cynthia McKinney’s Real State of the Union

  Talk Nation Radio: Cynthia McKinney’s Real State of the Union

David Swanson’s interview with Cynthia McKinney on real state of things inside the United States, and the crimes of the

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