2019-07-18: News Headlines

Alex Anfruns (2019-07-18). An Interview with Daniel Kovalik. dissidentvoice.org In his last book on Venezuela, Daniel Kovalik, a lawyer and a long standing friend of Latin American people in countries such as Colombia and Central America, is tearing away the veil of war propaganda: "The humanitarian part of the intervention is now barely a fig leaf for the real and usual intention — the …

John Catalinotto (2019-07-18). Seeking truth about Venezuela's food production. workers.org An organization in the United States has scheduled a 10-day trip to Venezuela in late August that could help people find answers to important questions: Are there shortages of food? What is responsible for such shortages? What is the role of U.S. sanctions? How are the Venezuelans responding to the . . . | Continue reading Seeking truth about Venezuela's food production at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-07-18). Mexico Rejects the Presence of Venezuelan Opposition at the OAS. telesurenglish.net Mexico, along with nine countries in the region, challenged on Thursday the presence of representatives of the Venezuelan opposition in the General Assembly of the Organization of American States ( OAS ), which is being held in Medellin, Colombia. | RELATED: | Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela | After the accreditation of said delegation, headed by the deputy of the Venezuelan right Julio Borges, Mexico requested that the following be included in the minutes and doc…

teleSUR (2019-07-18). Mercosur No Longer Seeks Chavez's 'Great Homeland': Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net At the end of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) Summit in Santa Fe, Argentina, the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro affirmed Wednesday that this trade bloc does not aim anymore to build a "Great Homeland," which was common goal proposed by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a way to unite all Latin American countries in order to overcome the h…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-18). Venezuela: Trump Diverts Central America Aid to Guaido as EU Threatens More Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido's team is receiving over $40 million to fund salaries, travel, training, propaganda and technical assistance.

teleSUR (2019-07-18). Uruguay: Left-Wing Broad Front Ratifies Its Presidential Ticket. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's left-wing coalition Broad Front endorsed Thursday its presidential ticket Daniel Martinez – Graciela Villar as the formula that will represent it in the country's national elections on Oct. 27. | RELATED: | Uruguay Walks Out of OAS Meeting Rejecting Guaido Reps | "With the Broad Front, all progressives are aiming for an increasingly fair country, we are going for a better nation, we are going to walk firmly in the 21st century, we are going for a change that adds up," Martine…

Timothy M. Gill (2019-07-18). Bernie Sanders, Anti-Imperialism and Venezuela. counterpunch.org Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | Throughout the last century, socialists have faced an uphill battle within the United States. Unlike other similarly high-income countries, the U.S. has largely remained a bastion of deeply individualist attitudes and unregulated capitalist policies. | Yet, over the span of the past decade, socialism has transformed from a demonized ideology to a publicly discussed economic model that many Americans are now seriously considering. Indeed, the Pew Research Center just last month published data showing that 42 percent of the country has a positive view of socialism, including 65 perc…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-17). Venezuelan Campesinos Released After Security Forces Raid. venezuelanalysis.com A prompt mobilization from popular movements managed to secure their release.

Staff (2019-07-16). Headlines for July 16, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Announces Radical Plan to Bar Almost All Migrants from Seeking Asylum at U.S. Border, Squad Rejects Trump's Racist Attacks & Calls for Impeachment as House Plans Resolution to Condemn, Protesters Call for Exit of Puerto Rican Gov. Rosselló After Leaked Text Messages, El Salvador Rape Survivor Being Retried for Homicide for Having Stillbirth, U.N. Report Accuses Venezuela's Special Forces of 1000s of Extrajudicial Killings, Workers and Activists Protest Amazon, Calling for an End to Labor Abuses, Collaboration with ICE, Washington Activist Protesting Immigrant Detention Shot Dead, Historian and Civil Rights…

Yves Engler (2019-07-16). Liberals Using "Human Rights" to Push Coup in Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org The modern way to overthrow a government the capitalist world doesn't like is by claiming to do it in the name of supporting 'human rights'. This requires that the target be portrayed as a rights violator. As part of their effort to overthrow Nicolas Maduro's government, Ottawa has funded and promoted a slew of groups …

Venezuela Analysis (2019-07-16). Guaido's Bodyguards Arrested as Venezuela Talks Resume in Barbados. theantimedia.com (VZA) — Three men linked to self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaido were arrested on Friday while allegedly selling weapons stolen during the failed April 30 putsch. According to Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez, Guaido's personal bodyguards Erick Sanchez and Jason Parisi, as well as Sanchez's cousin Eduardo Garcia, were detained while reportedly trying to sell five AK-103 rifles …

TeleSur English (2019-07-15). UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-15). UPDATED: Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume. venezuelanalysis.com The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…

Roger D. Harris (2019-07-12). The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report. mintpressnews.com UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-12). Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency. venezuelanalysis.com The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.

susan_p (2019-07-12). Venezuelan government slams 'biased' UN human rights report. greenleft.org.au The Venezuelan government has disputed the findings of a report released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). | Having seen the report in advance of its publication, Caracas issued a 70-point statement pointing towards what Venezuelan authorities term a "selective and openly biased" view of the human rights situation in the Caribbean country. | "The distorted view of the report is a result…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-11). Venezuela: Oil Output Stagnant as Inflation Continues Slowdown. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan economy has now had four consecutive months without hyperinflation.

Ociel Alí López (2019-07-10). Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection. mintpressnews.com 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. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-08). 'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out. thegrayzone.com Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-08). Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact. venezuelanalysis.com Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-07). Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report. venezuelanalysis.com Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.

Anya Parampil (2019-07-06). 'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script. thegrayzone.com Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…

Paul Dobson (2019-07-03). OPEC Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Oil Embargo as PDVSA Reroutes Exports to Asia. venezuelanalysis.com Unofficial data also indicates that oil production has climbed 26 percent in June to 1.1 million barrels per day.

Paul Dobson (2019-07-01). US Sanctions Maduro's Son as Venezuela Discussed at G20. venezuelanalysis.com Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Juan Guaido to run in elections while Trump said he has "five different alternatives for Venezuela."

Lucas Koerner (2019-06-30). UPDATED: Venezuelan Navy Captain Dies in State Custody, Maduro Orders Investigation. venezuelanalysis.com Acosta had been linked to an alleged coup plot in which he discussed assassinating President Nicolas Maduro.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-27). Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup Plot Foiled. venezuelanalysis.com Plans allegedly included the assassination of President Maduro.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-26). Abrams Welcomes Venezuela's Former Intelligence Chief to the US, Reaffirms Trump's Commitment to Ousting Maduro. venezuelanalysis.com The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to fracture it.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-24). UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido. venezuelanalysis.com Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-20). Venezuela: Popular Movements Mobilize to Demand Housing Self-Management. venezuelanalysis.com Popular movements want to build half of the houses planned by the national Housing Mission.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-19). Venezuela's Guaido Investigated for Aid Embezzlement. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido's representative in the US, Carlos Vecchio, is also being accused of fraud in CITGO worth US $70 million.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-17). Guaido Staffers Accused of Embezzling Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Funds. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido envoys reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on upscale restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-12). Venezuelan Opposition: Inflation Drops Under One Million Percent. venezuelanalysis.com May was the third consecutive month with inflation below 50 percent.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-10). Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates. venezuelanalysis.com The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-07). US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-06). Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference. venezuelanalysis.com The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-05). Venezuela: Oil Production Reportedly Down as Gov't Defaults on Gold Swap. venezuelanalysis.com Sanctions have taken a toll on Venezuela's oil output and generated fuel shortages.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-03). Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year. venezuelanalysis.com Ottawa also vowed to review the status of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Canada.

Lucas Koerner (2019-05-30). Venezuela: Norway Talks End as Pence Telephones Guaido. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro praised "constructive dialogue" while the opposition reiterated appeals to the armed forces.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-30). Venezuelan Central Bank Releases Economic Data After Three-Year Hiatus. venezuelanalysis.com Inflation and GDP indicators had not been released since 2016.

2019-07-18: Social Media Postees

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An Interview with Daniel Kovalik
Alex Anfruns | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-18
In his last book on Venezuela, Daniel Kovalik, a lawyer and a long standing friend of Latin American people in countries such as Colombia and Central America, is tearing away the veil of war propaganda: "The humanitarian part of the intervention is now barely a fig leaf for the real and usual intention — the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/interview-with-daniel-kovalik/

Mexico Rejects the Presence of Venezuelan Opposition at the OAS
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-18
Mexico, along with nine countries in the region, challenged on Thursday the presence of representatives of the Venezuelan opposition in the General Assembly of the Organization of American States ( OAS ), which is being held in Medellin, Colombia. | RELATED: | Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela | After the accreditation of said delegation, headed by the deputy of the Venezuelan right Julio Borges, Mexico requested that the following be included in the minutes and doc…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Rejects-the-Presence-of-Venezuelan-Opposition-at-the-OAS-20190718-0014.html

Seeking truth about Venezuela's food production
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2019-07-18
An organization in the United States has scheduled a 10-day trip to Venezuela in late August that could help people find answers to important questions: Are there shortages of food? What is responsible for such shortages? What is the role of U.S. sanctions? How are the Venezuelans responding to the . . . | Continue reading Seeking truth about Venezuela's food production at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/07/18/seeking-truth-about-venezuelas-food-production/

Mercosur No Longer Seeks Chavez's 'Great Homeland': Bolsonaro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-18
At the end of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) Summit in Santa Fe, Argentina, the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro affirmed Wednesday that this trade bloc does not aim anymore to build a "Great Homeland," which was common goal proposed by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a way to unite all Latin American countries in order to overcome the h…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Cites-Trumps-Discourse-Says-Mercosur-No-Longer-Seeks-Chavezs-Great-Homeland-20190718-0001.html

Venezuela: Trump Diverts Central America Aid to Guaido as EU Threatens More Sanctions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-18
Guaido's team is receiving over $40 million to fund salaries, travel, training, propaganda and technical assistance.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14592

Bernie Sanders, Anti-Imperialism and Venezuela
Timothy M. Gill | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-18
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | Throughout the last century, socialists have faced an uphill battle within the United States. Unlike other similarly high-income countries, the U.S. has largely remained a bastion of deeply individualist attitudes and unregulated capitalist policies. | Yet, over the span of the past decade, socialism has transformed from a demonized ideology to a publicly discussed economic model that many Americans are now seriously considering. Indeed, the Pew Research Center just last month published data showing that 42 percent of the country has a positive view of socialism, including 65 perc…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/18/bernie-sanders-anti-imperialism-and-venezuela/

Uruguay: Left-Wing Broad Front Ratifies Its Presidential Ticket
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-18
Uruguay's left-wing coalition Broad Front endorsed Thursday its presidential ticket Daniel Martinez – Graciela Villar as the formula that will represent it in the country's national elections on Oct. 27. | RELATED: | Uruguay Walks Out of OAS Meeting Rejecting Guaido Reps | "With the Broad Front, all progressives are aiming for an increasingly fair country, we are going for a better nation, we are going to walk firmly in the 21st century, we are going for a change that adds up," Martine…
telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-Broad-Front-Ratifies-Its-Presidential-Ticket-20190718-0019.html

Venezuelan Campesinos Released After Security Forces Raid
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-17
A prompt mobilization from popular movements managed to secure their release.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14590

Liberals Using "Human Rights" to Push Coup in Venezuela
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-16
The modern way to overthrow a government the capitalist world doesn't like is by claiming to do it in the name of supporting 'human rights'. This requires that the target be portrayed as a rights violator. As part of their effort to overthrow Nicolas Maduro's government, Ottawa has funded and promoted a slew of groups …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/liberals-using-human-rights-to-push-coup-in-venezuela/

Guaido's Bodyguards Arrested as Venezuela Talks Resume in Barbados
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-16
(VZA) — Three men linked to self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaido were arrested on Friday while allegedly selling weapons stolen during the failed April 30 putsch. According to Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez, Guaido's personal bodyguards Erick Sanchez and Jason Parisi, as well as Sanchez's cousin Eduardo Garcia, were detained while reportedly trying to sell five AK-103 rifles …

Guaido's Bodyguards Arrested as Venezuela Talks Resume in Barbados

UPDATED: Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14587

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14585

Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-14
Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/14/minneapolis-stands-iran-venezuela-cuba-against-us-sanctions-regime

Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-12
The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14584

The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…
mintpressnews.com/glaring-holes-michelle-bachelet-venezuela-human-rights-report/260552/

Venezuelan government slams 'biased' UN human rights report
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-12
The Venezuelan government has disputed the findings of a report released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). | Having seen the report in advance of its publication, Caracas issued a 70-point statement pointing towards what Venezuelan authorities term a "selective and openly biased" view of the human rights situation in the Caribbean country. | "The distorted view of the report is a result…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuelan-government-slams-%E2%80%98biased%E2%80%99-un-human-rights-report

Venezuela: Oil Output Stagnant as Inflation Continues Slowdown
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-11
The Venezuelan economy has now had four consecutive months without hyperinflation.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14582

Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection
Ociel Alí López | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-10
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. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-bachelet-twilight-juan-guaido-insurrection/260274/

'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-08
Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/08/worse-than-venezuela-hondurans-us-backed-regime/

Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-08
Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14577

Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-07
Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14575

'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/weaponizing-human-rights-un-high-commissioner-bachelets-venezuela-report-follows-us-regime-change-script/

OPEC Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Oil Embargo as PDVSA Reroutes Exports to Asia
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-03
Unofficial data also indicates that oil production has climbed 26 percent in June to 1.1 million barrels per day.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14570

US Sanctions Maduro's Son as Venezuela Discussed at G20
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-01
Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Juan Guaido to run in elections while Trump said he has "five different alternatives for Venezuela."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14565

UPDATED: Venezuelan Navy Captain Dies in State Custody, Maduro Orders Investigation
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-30
Acosta had been linked to an alleged coup plot in which he discussed assassinating President Nicolas Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14563

Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup Plot Foiled
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-27
Plans allegedly included the assassination of President Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14560

Abrams Welcomes Venezuela's Former Intelligence Chief to the US, Reaffirms Trump's Commitment to Ousting Maduro
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-26
The press conference came as the Venezuelan military called for respect from those looking to fracture it.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14559

UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-24
Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14554

Venezuela: Popular Movements Mobilize to Demand Housing Self-Management
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-20
Popular movements want to build half of the houses planned by the national Housing Mission.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14550

Venezuela's Guaido Investigated for Aid Embezzlement
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-19
Guaido's representative in the US, Carlos Vecchio, is also being accused of fraud in CITGO worth US $70 million.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14548

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-06-17
On the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington, an Iranian protester holds a burning picture of President Donald Trump outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/donald_trump_sanctions_iran_venezuela.jpg
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From coup leaders to con artistry: Juan Guaidó's gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-17
An explosive new report reveals how Guaidó representatives in Colombia embezzled $125,000 meant for humanitarian aid, suckering deserting soldiers and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/17/from-coup-leaders-to-con-artistry-juan-guaidos-gang-exposed-for-massive-humanitarian-aid-fraud/

Ottawa hires Hit Man to Overthrow Venezuelan Government
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-17
Meet the hired gun Ottawa is using to overthrow the Venezuelan government. The brazenness of Ottawa's intervention in the South American country's affairs is remarkable. Recently Global Affairs Canada tendered a contract for an individual to coordinate its bid to oust President Nicolás Maduro. According to buyandsell.gc.ca, the Special Advisor on Venezuela needs to be …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/ottawa-hires-hit-man-to-overthrow-venezuelan-government/

Guaido Staffers Accused of Embezzling Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Funds
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-17
Guaido envoys reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on upscale restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14545

Reuters Must Answer for Burying This Venezuela Story
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-17
A new study reveals U.S. sanctions have taken a deadly toll, yet the news agency neglected to report on its findings for an entire month.
truthdig.com/articles/reuters-must-answer-for-burying-this-venezuela-story/

Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido's Political Future
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-17
The big event that was supposed to be Guaido's watershed moment has instead turned out to be a public-relations failure far worse than his quickly quelled attempted military coup.
mintpressnews.com/popular-will-embezzlement-scandal-threatens-juan-guaido-political-future/259283/

Russia Denies Existence of New Military Contract with Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Moscow, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected on Monday US versions on a supposed new military contract between this country and Venezuela and denounced Washington"s intentions to create pretexts for a military escalation.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43329&SEO=russia-denies-existence-of-new-military-contract-with-venezuela

Venezuelan Migrants Target of Exploitation, Venezuelan FM Denounces
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Monday that Venezuelan migrants are the target of precarious work and exploitation in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43361&SEO=venezuelan-migrants-target-of-exploitation-venezuelan-fm-denounces

Venezuela to Repatriate 180 Venezuelans with Return to Homeland Plan
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
17 de junio de 2019, 16: 40Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will repatriate 180 Venezuelans from Peru this week through the government"s Plan Vuelta a la Patria (Return to Homeland) program, the Foreign Ministry announced in a press release on Monday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43376&SEO=venezuela-to-repatriate-180-venezuelans-with-return-to-homeland-plan

Venezuela Reveals Corruption Plots Led by Juan Guaido
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
17 de junio de 2019, 15: 57Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez presented new evidence that blames opposition leader Juan Guaido and theVoluntad Popular leadership for stealing money to commit crimes against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43370&SEO=venezuela-reveals-corruption-plots-led-by-juan-guaido

Venezuela Creates Banking Mechanisms to Face US Blockade
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, June 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) has created on Monday mechanisms to deal with the US economic blockade with which they intend to choke the country by calling off accounts and the inability to trade with foreign organizations.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43355&SEO=venezuela-creates-banking-mechanisms-to-face-us-blockade

Venezuelan Authorities Closed an Illegal Mining Camp
plenglish.com | 2019-06-17
Caracas, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan security agencies deactivated an illegal mining camp on the edge of La Paragua river, located in Guayana, Bolivar state, reported on Monday the Operational Strategic Commander, Remigio Ceballos.
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