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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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Roger Waters, Socialists Say No to Bernie and AOC’s Positions on Venezuela

  Roger Waters, Socialists Say No to Bernie and AOC’s Positions on Venezuela

WASHINGTON — As socialists rally in the United States over their country’s backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress – Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) – are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. The Pink…

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US-Backed Opposition Accuses Venezuelan Military of Setting Humanitarian Aid Trucks on Fire

  US-Backed Opposition Accuses Venezuelan Military of Setting Humanitarian Aid Trucks on Fire

Grayzone — CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration’s coup against Venezuela culminated on February 23 with US-backed opposition attempting to ram several trucks loaded with boxes of USAID “humanitarian aid” across the previously unused Francisco de Paula Santander bridge connecting Colombia to Venezuela. The trucks failed to reach the other side — but that was never really the point of the…

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Watch | Inside Venezuela’s State-Subsidized Communal Markets

  Watch | Inside Venezuela’s State-Subsidized Communal Markets

Grayzone — The Grayzone toured open air markets in Caracas full of food and supplies subsidized by the Venezuelan government, which debunk the “humanitarian crisis” lie spread by corporate media. Video shot and edited by Ben Norton This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of…

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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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Watch | A Visit to Mysterious US Air Firm Accused of Arming Right-Wing Insurgency in Venezuela

  Watch | A Visit to Mysterious US Air Firm Accused of Arming Right-Wing Insurgency in Venezuela

 Grayzone — Venezuelan authorities discovered a secret cache of weapons and equipment on February 3 on board a Boeing 767. The shipment included 19 assault weapons (mostly AR-15s) and 90 military grade radio antennas. The flight had flown from Miami to Valencia in the Venezuelan province of Carabobo. Venezuelan authorities accused the CIA and far-right wing groups in Miami of smuggling…

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