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Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido’s Insurrection

    Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido’s Insurrection

Venezuelanalysis — Guaido’s uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington.…

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Reading Reuters between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast

    Reading Reuters between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast

Even the corporate media are losing enthusiasm for the US government’s ploy to replace the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela with the US-anointed security asset Juan Guaido.  Reuters reports in a July 1 article, “Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaido as Maduro hangs on,” that the US-backed “military uprising” has “unraveled.” A critical…

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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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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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From Golden Boy to “Deflated:” The Media Trajectory of Juan Guaido

  From Golden Boy to “Deflated:” The Media Trajectory of Juan Guaido

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — At first, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was characterized by the mainstream media as the eighth wonder of the world. But now, after his failed military revolt, it seems ‘Coupbama’ (as Guaido is known) is being treated more harshly by the press. In the immediate aftermath of the attempted military coup, the…

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Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

  Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

After a rough and revealing start, the reins of the campaign to seize Venezuela’s embassy in Washington are being taken over by a group of well-connected marketing and online strategists. In this article, we will examine the backgrounds of these individuals, the platforms they use to disseminate their message, and the tactics they have employed…

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US State Department Publishes, Then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin

  US State Department Publishes, Then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin

Grayzone  — On April 24, six days before self-proclaimed Venezuelan “interim president” Juan Guaido’s attempt to violently overthrow Venezuela’s democratically elected government alongside a handful of military defectors, the U.S. State Department published a fact sheet that boasted of Washington’s central role in the ongoing coup attempt. After realizing the incriminating nature of its error,…

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Anti-War Voices on Both Sides Warn of Coming CIA Provocation to Kill Guaidó, Blame Maduro

  Anti-War Voices on Both Sides Warn of Coming CIA Provocation to Kill Guaidó, Blame Maduro

WASHINGTON — Prominent American anti-war figures from across the ideological spectrum are warning that the Trump administration may soon turn on Juan Guaidó — the man they recognize as Venezuela’s interim president — in order to justify military intervention in Venezuela. These warnings followed Guaidó’s failed attempt to lead a military uprising on Tuesday, which…

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DC Embassy Protectors Force Guaido’s Shadow Ambassador to Flee in Failure as Coup Flops in Venezuela

  DC Embassy Protectors Force Guaido’s Shadow Ambassador to Flee in Failure as Coup Flops in Venezuela

Grayzone — It was supposed to be a day of triumph for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and his forces in Washington DC. In Caracas, the opposition had launched “Operacion Libertad,” a coup attempt that promised to flip high level figures in the military and Maduro’s inner circle and deliver Miraflores Palace to Guaido. And…

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Venezuela: It’s Only a Coup if the US Government Says It Is

  Venezuela: It’s Only a Coup if the US Government Says It Is

It’s Groundhog Day again in Venezuela, as the local conservative opposition has launched another attempt to oust President Nicolás Maduro from power. Surrounded by a few hardcore supporters, Washington-backed self-appointed president Juan Guaidó on April 30 called on the military to rise up and overthrow the democratically elected Maduro. Guaidó, a man who has never even stood…

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