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Shocking New Figures Show How Just Much the US is Fueling the Violence in Yemen

    Shocking New Figures Show How Just Much the US is Fueling the Violence in Yemen

Despite presenting itself as a force for good and peace in the Middle East, the United States sells at least five times as much weaponry to Saudi Arabia than aid it donates to Yemen. The State Department constantly portrays itself as a humanitarian superpower with the welfare of the Yemeni people as its highest priority, yet figures released…

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Pompeo Announces Funding for Welfare, Healthcare and Indigenous Support. In Venezuela

    Pompeo Announces Funding for Welfare, Healthcare and Indigenous Support. In Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has returned from his official visits to Suriname, Guyana, Colombia and Brazil, where he discussed the possibilities of regime change in Venezuela, a nation which has drawn Washington’s ire for over 20 years. On Saturday the 56-year-old former CIA Director announced a $348 million package he said was a “response to the…

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Profit Move Underlies Trump Push to Place Foreign Aid Spending Under White House Control

    Profit Move Underlies Trump Push to Place Foreign Aid Spending Under White House Control

The United States has long used foreign aid packages as the carrot in its approach to diplomacy and as a way to grease the wheels in the governments of other countries which might have something that beckons U.S. interests. For decades. though, the task of disbursing said assistance has fallen to USAID, the U.S. Agency…

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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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Watch | US Foists “Humanitarian Aid” on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  Watch | US Foists “Humanitarian Aid” on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  (Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — There’s been nonstop talk about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. In case you haven’t heard, U.S. politicians are really concerned for the Venezuelan people’s well-being — screaming their all-too-familiar code words that justify U.S. intervention, like “a humanitarian crisis … socialist dictator…

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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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Max Blumenthal Searches for Communist Dictatorship at Venezuelan Luxury Mall

  Max Blumenthal Searches for Communist Dictatorship at Venezuelan Luxury Mall

This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration. Max Blumenthal investigated Venezuela’s “humanitarian crisis” in a luxury mall in a rich pro-opposition neighborhood in Caracas, where he looked for the “authoritarian socialism” that Trump and the corporate media talk so much about. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several…

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Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained

  Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained

 This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration. Venezuela has recently come under fire for “refusing humanitarian aid” from the United States and Brazil. American pundits have said that President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to allow this aid through is proof that he supports poverty and should be overthrown. After all, who…

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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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Trump’s Democratic Opposition Endorses His Coup Attempt in Venezuela

  Trump’s Democratic Opposition Endorses His Coup Attempt in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — Nothing unites the D.C. blob like a good old coup d’état. The only other times, it seems, that Donald Trump is given a break by “the resistance” is when he acts “presidential” — i.e., orders military aggression, as we saw with Syria. As veteran journalist Dan Rather put it at the time:…

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