2019-09-27: News Headlines

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-27). Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign. thegrayzone.com After The Grayzone's Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann's opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was…

United Nations (2019-09-27). Human Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. un.org Here's a roundup of human rights news this Friday: UN's Bachelet urges restraint over arrests of Egypt protestors; expert calls for 'democratic shift' in Zimbabwe; Human Rights Council agrees fact-finding mission to Venezuela; independent experts urge freedom for Saudi women's rights defender, after 500 days in prison.

Venezuela Analysis (2019-09-27). US Gives Guaido $52 Million in Funding, Slaps Venezuela With New Sanctions. theantimedia.com Self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and the Venezuelan opposition have been given $52 million by the Trump administration.

teleSUR (2019-09-27). Russia Detains 3 North Korean Vessels Accused of Poaching. telesurenglish.net Russia announced on Friday that their naval forces detained three North Korean vessels and more than 200 of their crewmen in the second such incident in two weeks as part of a clampdown on poaching by the secretive nation's fishermen. | RELATED: | Putin Backs Venezuela Talks in Meeting With Maduro in Moscow | The detentions mark rare confrontation between North Korea and Russia, which sees itself as an important player in international talks on defusing nuclear tensions around the reclusive state's missile program.

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-27). Maduro Thinks Russia and Venezuela Can "Overcome Any Difficulties", but Is He Right? globalresearch.ca During a meeting with Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro held on last Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia supports Venezuela's legitimate government against the continued U.S.-backed coup led by opposition leader Juan Guaidó. However, the Russian president also …

teleSUR (2019-09-26). Colombia Presents Fake Evidence of ELN Members in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Colombian President Ivan Duque gave the United Nations what he called, "conclusive proof" of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's support of so-called terrorist groups during his speech to the organization's General Assembly on Wednesday, including a photo of National Liberation Army (ELN) members the Colombian president claims was taken in Tachira, Venezuela last year. | RELATED: | Colombian Govt: No Dialogue If ELN, FARC Dissent Make Alliance | "The ELN were in rural schools o…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-26). Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue. venezuelanalysis.com US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.

WSWS (2019-09-26). Washington uses UN session to unveil new sanctions against Iran and Venezuela. wsws.org US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made it clear that the target of the latest sanctions was not just Iran, but China, which accounts for half of Iran's sharply reduced oil exports.

teleSUR (2019-09-26). Geneva Passes Resolution in Favor of Venezuela's Human Rights. telesurenglish.net During an ordinary session celebrated in Geneva, this Tuesday, UN Human Rights Council passed a project of the resolution called "strengthening cooperation and technical assistance in the field of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela", informed its permanent representative Jorge Valero. | RELATED: | NAM Defends Multilateralism in Ministers Meeting at UN | The diplomat expressed that the main purpose is to promote a peac…

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-26). Maduro, Putin Create 'Road Map' for Bilateral Accord. telesurenglish.net During a live speech from Caracas on Thursday, the first since his trip to Russia, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he and President Vladimir Putin, "have agreed on a new road map of cooperation focused on new investments and Russian support for our country." | RELATED: | Duque Uses Venezuela as 'Smoke Screen' for Colombian Problems: Arreaza | President Maduro said that that the first part of the bilateral plans that the two heads of state agreed upon will be…

teleSUR (2019-09-26). Dark Times Won't Return to Our Region: Estela De Carlotto. telesurenglish.net In the most recent edition of RT's 'Talking with Correa', the former Ecuadorean Rafael Correa president spoke with Estela de Carlotto, president of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Movement, about their legacy that for over 40 years has reunited thousands of families separated by Argentina's military dictatorship (1976-1983). | RELATED: | Maduro: Trump Has Obsessive Hatred Against Latin Americans | "I can ¥t understand how could some people be so mean, so perverse and how could…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-25). Washington Gives Guaido $52M in Funding, Slaps Venezuela with New Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The new aid package dovetailed with fresh sanctions targeting Venezuela-Cuba oil shipping.

Staff (2019-09-25). Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly. democracynow.org On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."

Staff (2019-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2019. democracynow.org Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco Franco from State Mausoleum, Nig…

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-24). Media Continue to Push Misinformation About Venezuela and Drug Trafficking. fair.org The Wall Street Journal ( 9/15/19) claims that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez "ordered his top lieutenants to work with Colombian Marxist guerrillas to flood the US with cocaine in his government's efforts to combat the Bush administration." | In recent years, Western corporate journalists have turned to systematically citing unnamed sources and secret documents from the US national security state. Indeed, one would be forgiven for thinking it was standard operating procedure. | Th…

Joe Emersberger (2019-09-24). Reuters can't find U.S. critics to question Amazon's anti-Venezuela propaganda. mronline.org A line from the trailer for Jack Ryan, an Amazon TV drama whose second season streams on November 1, is: A nuclear Venezuela…. You will not hear about it on the news, 'cause we'll already be dead. | Source

Paul Dobson (2019-09-23). Venezuela: Dueling Delegations Sent to New York as TIAR Treaty Invoked. venezuelanalysis.com Colombian President Ivan Duque raised tensions on the eve of the UN General Assembly when he compared Maduro to Slobodan Milosevic and Al Qaeda.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). Venezuela: Gov't Releases Opposition Leader, Guaido Ratified as Parliament Head. venezuelanalysis.com Edgar Zambrano was a high-profile participant in the opposition's April 30 military putsch.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). US imposes New Sanctions Targeting Venezuela's Food Program. venezuelanalysis.com The Treasury Department has targeted people and companies involved in imports for Venezuela's CLAP program.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-16). Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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 (2019-08-12). 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.

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