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US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

    US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage left by the US in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, we see…

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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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Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort

    Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort

Despite progressive critics and anti-war voices speaking forcefully against the Trump administration’s overt backing of the attempted coup d’état by rightwing opposition forces in Venezuela on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden aligned himself with the White House by throwing his support behind the overthrow effort. “The violence in Venezuela today against peaceful protesters is criminal,” Biden tweeted on…

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Venezuelan Coup Attempt Sputters as Majority of Military Remain Loyal to Maduro

    Venezuelan Coup Attempt Sputters as Majority of Military Remain Loyal to Maduro

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — (Analysis) In an act described by the Venezuelan government as a small coup attempt, self-declared “President” of Venezuela Juan Guaidó appeared in a video alongside uniformed men who he claimed were a number of military defectors, declaring this as the “final phase” of Nicolás Maduro’s presidency. The Venezuelan military generals and the…

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Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela

  Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela

Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday’s coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro. A military uprising began Tuesday morning after a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaido. With full support of the United States and its allies, Guaido illegally proclaimed himself “interim president” in January. In a tweet, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned…

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Venezuela President: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in ‘Criminal’ Measure

  Venezuela President: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in ‘Criminal’ Measure

The US government is withholding US $5 billion which was meant for the purchase of medicines and raw materials used in medical production, President Nicolas Maduro claimed Wednesday. Speaking from Miranda State, Maduro denounced that US authorities “have ‘kidnapped’ US $5 billion [in] one of the most criminal, brutal, fascist economic measures which has been…

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John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov’t

  John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov’t

The United States wishes to form as broad a coalition as possible to ramp up regime change efforts in Venezuela, according to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton during CNN’s State of the Union on March 3, 2019. Meanwhile, U.S.-Proclaimed Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido is to return to the country on March, 4 to lead…

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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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The Holes in Jorge Ramos’ Story About His Clash with Nicolas Maduro

  The Holes in Jorge Ramos’ Story About His Clash with Nicolas Maduro

MIAMI — Jorge Ramos, veteran journalist for the Univision network, was welcomed back to the U.S. with open arms by the establishment press corp following his three-hour detention during a Trump administration-approved journalistic excursion in Venezuela complete with an interview with President Nicolas Maduro. Upon his return to the U.S., Ramos took to the opinion…

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