2019-09-16: News Headlines

Telesur (2019-09-16). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected. globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner …

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-15). Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers. venezuelanalysis.com Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends With 13m Signatures Expected. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | "In every corner of the planet, we have seen the #NoMoreTrump campaign because it is a feeling that has expanded to the peoples of the world. This campaign symbo…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). 44 Bodies Found in Mexican Mass Grave, Victims Identified. telesurenglish.net A hole with 119 bags containing the remains of at least 44 people has been discovered in the municipality of Zapopan, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco. The findings sharpen the insecurity crisis within a country that accounts for more than 3,000 clandestine graves discovered since 2006. | RELATED: | Colombia Hides Largest Mass Grave in Latin America | The Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) has so far found that the remains belong to at least 44 people, of which they have…

Jason Ditz (2019-09-13). Trump Says Bolton Was Holding Him Back on Venezuela and Cuba. theantimedia.com President Trump on Thursday singled Bolton out for not being aggressive enough on Venezuela or Cuba, claiming he was "holding us back."

Staff (2019-09-13). Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism: We Want to Create an Economy That Works for All of Us. democracynow.org After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."

susan_p (2019-09-13). Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords. greenleft.org.au Colombian peace process James JordanIssue 1237 Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) FARC-EPSeptember 13, 2019A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia h…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy? dissidentvoice.org Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-12). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments. venezuelanalysis.com Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."

Staff (2019-09-12). Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser? democracynow.org President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.

Yves Engler (2019-09-10). Irwin Cotler: Anti-Palestinian, Pro-Terrorist, Anti-Human Rights. dissidentvoice.org If the ancient storyteller Aesop was correct and "a man is known by the company he keeps" what can we learn about Irwin Cotler from his friends and associates? As I've written, the former Liberal justice minister has been a leading anti-Palestinian activist for decades. More recently, he has sought to unseat Venezuela's government and …

Alex Emmons (2019-09-10). John Bolton Tried His Best to Draw the U.S. Into a War. Luckily, He Failed. theintercept.com President Donald Trump parted ways with his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, ending a 17-month tenure that included additional troops deployed to the Middle East, saw the U.S. repeatedly threaten "military action" against the Venezuelan government, and brought the country within minutes of bombing Ira…

Paul Dobson (2019-09-09). Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.

unitedEditor (2019-09-09). Safe zone in Syria, Trump and the Taliban, Maduro vs. Guaido. uwidata.com Safe zone in Syria On Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of attempting to use the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria, not for Ankara's sake, but in order to protect the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) operating in the area. Turkey sees the SDS and the Kurdish units of …

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams (2019-09-08). New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda. venezuelanalysis.com The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.

Anya Parampil (2019-09-06). 'Go to hell': Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency. thegrayzone.com Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him…

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2019-09-06). Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.

Anya Parampil (2019-09-04). The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of 'scam' to liquidate Venezuela's most prized international asset. thegrayzone.com Venezuela's opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation,…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-04). Venezuela: Gold Reserves Fall to 75-year Low as Guaido Seeks to Restructure Debt. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan gold reserves fell by $1 billion in the first semester of 2019.

James Jordan (2019-09-03). Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords. liberationnews.org A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People's Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-02). Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.

TeleSur English (2019-09-02). Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters. venezuelanalysis.com Vicepresident Jorge Rodriguez presented evidence of a failed attack on Venezuela's highest courts located in Caracas allegedly to be carried out by criminals trained in Colombia.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). US Opens Venezuela Interest Section in Colombia as Guaido Rebuffs Further Talks. venezuelanalysis.com It remains unclear whether the new Venezuela Affairs Unit will facilitate talks with Caracas.

TeleSur English (2019-08-26). Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'. venezuelanalysis.com Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.

Paul Dobson (2019-08-26). MLB Breaks Ties with Venezuelan Baseball over US Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com All US-based ball players, including Venezuelan nationals, are now barred from playing in Venezuela.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-23). Venezuela's Maduro Confirms Secret Trump Talks as US Navy 'Ready' For Action. venezuelanalysis.com US Southern Command chief said US Navy will "do what needs to be done."

Paul Dobson (2019-08-19). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Slump as US Embargo Deters Foreign Trade. venezuelanalysis.com July's production was 740,000 barrels per day, 4 percent lower than in June.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-14). Venezuela's Maduro Reshuffles Cabinet as Supreme Court Strips Three Opposition Lawmakers of Immunity. venezuelanalysis.com The National Constituent Assembly will also evaluate bringing forward legislative elections.

TeleSUR English (2019-08-14). Venezuelan Opposition Journalist Served as Agent for US, UK Gov't. venezuelanalysis.com In a U.S. diplomatic cable, Bocaranda is dubbed a "reliable source" and to be "strictly protected."

TeleSur English (2019-08-12). Worldwide Solidarity Rallies Held in Support of Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Rallies were held on Saturday across the world in support of Venezuela as the Bolivarian Republic faces an inhuman economic blockade imposed by the United States and their Western allies.

Paul Dobson (2019-08-12). Venezuela Secures New Chinese Oil Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The move defies the US embargo's secondary sanction provisions targeting foreign firms trading with Venezuela.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-08). Venezuelan Gov't Suspends Dialogue as EU Criticizes US Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com The European Union objected to the "extraterritorial application of unilateral measures."

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-08). Venezuelan Campesinos' March on Miraflores Blocked by Police. venezuelanalysis.com The mobilization marked the one-year anniversary of the Admirable Campesino March.

Paul Dobson (2019-08-07). Venezuelan Athletes Bring Home Medals from Pan-American Games. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela has scored thirteen medals so far, including three golds, with more expected.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-06). Washington Escalates Venezuela Sanctions into Full-Fledged Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com The latest measures amount to a total trade embargo impacting both US and foreign entities.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-05). Venezuela: Trump Threatens Blockade as Dialogue Continues. venezuelanalysis.com A White House official added that the threat should be "taken seriously."

Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-01). Venezuela's PDVSA Reconverts Oil Facilities While US Court Ruling Puts Citgo at Risk. venezuelanalysis.com Oil giant Chevron has also been granted a 90-day waiver by the Treasury Department to continue its Venezuela operations.

2019-09-16: Social Media Postees

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#NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner | …
globalresearch.ca/nomoretrump-campaign-ends-13m-signatures-expected/5689371

Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…
telesurenglish.net/news/cuba-nicaragua-uruguay-reject-tiar-20190915-0007.html

Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-15
Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14656

#NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends With 13m Signatures Expected
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN |…
telesurenglish.net/news/NoMoreTrump-Campaign-Ends-With-13m-Signatures-Expected-20190915-0014.html

44 Bodies Found in Mexican Mass Grave, Victims Identified
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
A hole with 119 bags containing the remains of at least 44 people has been discovered in the municipality of Zapopan, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco. The findings sharpen the insecurity crisis within a country that accounts for more than 3,000 clandestine graves discovered since 2006. | RELATED: | Colombia Hides Largest Mass Grave in Latin America | The Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) has so far found that the remains belong to at least 44 people, of which they have…
telesurenglish.net/news/44-Bodies-Found-in-Mexican-Mass-Grave-Victims-Identified-20190915-0020.html

Trump Says Bolton Was Holding Him Back on Venezuela and Cuba
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-13
President Trump on Thursday singled Bolton out for not being aggressive enough on Venezuela or Cuba, claiming he was "holding us back."

Trump Says Bolton Was Holding Him Back on Venezuela and Cuba

Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism: We Want to Create an Economy That Works for All of Us
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/bernie_sanders_democratic_socialism_defense_democratic

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
Colombian peace process James JordanIssue 1237 Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) FARC-EPSeptember 13, 2019A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia h…
greenleft.org.au/content/former-colombian-guerrillas-rearm-government-undermines-peace-accords

Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/exit-john-bolton-but-will-that-mean-an-end-to-his-failed-foreign-policy/

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654

Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/john_bolton_fired_national_security_adviser

Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-11
Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14653

Irwin Cotler: Anti-Palestinian, Pro-Terrorist, Anti-Human Rights
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-10
If the ancient storyteller Aesop was correct and "a man is known by the company he keeps" what can we learn about Irwin Cotler from his friends and associates? As I've written, the former Liberal justice minister has been a leading anti-Palestinian activist for decades. More recently, he has sought to unseat Venezuela's government and …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/irwin-cotler-anti-palestinian-pro-terrorist-anti-human-rights/

John Bolton Tried His Best to Draw the U.S. Into a War. Luckily, He Failed
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-09-10
President Donald Trump parted ways with his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, ending a 17-month tenure that included additional troops deployed to the Middle East, saw the U.S. repeatedly threaten "military action" against the Venezuelan government, and brought the country within minutes of bombing Ira…
theintercept.com/2019/09/10/john-bolton-tried-his-best-to-draw-the-u-s-into-a-war-luckily-he-failed/

Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-09
Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14651

Safe zone in Syria, Trump and the Taliban, Maduro vs. Guaido
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-09
Safe zone in Syria On Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of attempting to use the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria, not for Ankara's sake, but in order to protect the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) operating in the area. Turkey sees the SDS and the Kurdish units of …
uwidata.com/5269-safe-zone-in-syria-trump-and-the-taliban-maduro-vs-guaido/

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

Guaido on the verge of imprisonment: Why does the US have its eye on Essequibo?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-08
Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido and his team have been convicted of holding talks with Guyana on the territorial issue of Essequibo. According to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Bolivarian Republic, the opposition has offered to surrender Venezuelan's historical claims to the territory of Essequibo. El presidente venezolano @NicolasMaduro anunció que el gobierno se …
uwidata.com/5251-guaido-on-the-verge-of-imprisonment-why-does-the-us-have-its-eye-on-essequibo/

New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda
Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-08
The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14650

'Go to hell': Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-06
Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/06/go-to-hell-venezuelan-coup-leader-ricardo-hausmann-stages-whatsapp-meltdown-when-confronted-with-his-own-hypocrisy-and-lack-of-transparency/

Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-06
A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14649

The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of 'scam' to liquidate Venezuela's most prized international asset
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-04
Venezuela's opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/03/the-citgo-conspiracy-opposition-figures-accuse-guaido-officials-of-scam-to-liquidate-venezuelas-most-prized-international-asset/

Venezuela: Gold Reserves Fall to 75-year Low as Guaido Seeks to Restructure Debt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-04
Venezuelan gold reserves fell by $1 billion in the first semester of 2019.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14647

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords
James Jordan | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-03
A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People's Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force.
liberationnews.org/former-colombian-guerrillas-rearm-as-government-undermines-peace-accords/

Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14646

Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
Vicepresident Jorge Rodriguez presented evidence of a failed attack on Venezuela's highest courts located in Caracas allegedly to be carried out by criminals trained in Colombia.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14644

US Opens Venezuela Interest Section in Colombia as Guaido Rebuffs Further Talks
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
It remains unclear whether the new Venezuela Affairs Unit will facilitate talks with Caracas.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14640

Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14641

Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-26
Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14637

MLB Breaks Ties with Venezuelan Baseball over US Embargo
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-26
All US-based ball players, including Venezuelan nationals, are now barred from playing in Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14639

Venezuela's Maduro Confirms Secret Trump Talks as US Navy 'Ready' For Action
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-23
US Southern Command chief said US Navy will "do what needs to be done."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14634

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Slump as US Embargo Deters Foreign Trade
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-19
July's production was 740,000 barrels per day, 4 percent lower than in June.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14631