2019-09-29: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Mexico to UN: Peace Is Based on Politics, Not Force. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that his country's encourages the "pacific solutions to controversies" based on "non-intervention and people's self-determination. | Ebrard explicitly advocated for continued dialogue in Venezuela between the government and opposition parties, and "rejects the U.S. blockade on Cuba and sanctions against (other) countries," said the minister. | RELATED: | AMLO: 'We Defend Mexico's Dignity' | The…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Colombia: Police Suppress March Against Police Brutality. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Colombian students from public and private universities marched in Bogota on Friday to protest against police violence. Ironically, they were harshly repressed the security forces during the demonstrations. | RELATED: | Drivers Take Over the Streets in Colombia | "In response to repression experienced over the last week, students decided to mobilize in solidarity with the District University and defend higher education in Colombia," the Indigenous and Social Alternative Movement (MAIS) sena…

teleSUR, jg-EF (2019-09-28). Peru Prevents Venezuelans From Returning Home. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's government denounced on Sunday Peruvian fuel companies for refusing to provide gas for the Return to the Homeland initiative. The move left the refugees stranded in the Andean country, but still far from their native Venezuela. | RELATED: | Vizcarra: 'Constitutional Court Election Has To Be Transparent' | Conviasa Airline, the company received a statement fro…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Cuban FM Slams US Over Economic Blockade and Venezuela. telesurenglish.net "I want to denounce, before this General Assembly of the United Nations, that just a few months ago the U.S. government has started to implement, criminal, non-conventional measures to prevent fuel shipments from arriving to our country from different markets, by resorting to threats and persecution against the companies that transport fuel, flag States, States of registration as well as shipping and insurance companies."

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea. telesurenglish.net After a successful visit to North Korea, Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC), arrived in Vietnam joined by other leaders of the United Socialist Party to strengthen diplomatic and strategic cooperation between the two nations. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | As part of the agenda, Venezuela's delegation will meet with leaders of Vietnam's Communist Party. Both nations have already signed agreements to de…

teleSUR (2019-09-28). Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN. telesurenglish.net As promised, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez handed to United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres, the more than 13 million petitions signed from around the world for the #NoMoreTrump campaign during a side meeting at the 74th general assembly taking place this week in New York. | RELATED: | Cuban FM Slams US Over Economic Blockade and Venezuela | In a press conference held before meeting with Guterres, Rodriguez reminded reporters that the signatures were collected du…

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.

teleSUR (2019-09-27). Barbados PM Mottley: 'Dialogue Remains Critical for Venezuela'. telesurenglish.net At the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made an emphatic call to world's leaders to support multilateralism, oppose war threats and support dialogue initiatives in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Maduro, Putin Create 'Road Map' for Bilateral Accord | "The Venezuelan people must be allowed to decide on their future according to the principles of the United Nations charter, principles of non intervention and non interference, prohibition of the thre…

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 …

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: Western Powers Try To Block Polycentric World. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke Friday to the United Nations 74th General Assembly in New York, saying that many Western powers are trying to avoid a "polycentric world." | RELATED: | Barbados PM Mottley: 'Dialogue Remains Critical for Venezuela' | Within this, Russia's "purpose is obvious: to review the norms of international law that Western powers have no interest in, and substitute them for norms that adjust to Russia's own frameworks." | Lavrov denounced the fac…

teleSUR-EF (2019-09-27). Caricom Nations to UN: Respect Venezuelan Sovereignty. telesurenglish.net Several Caribbean heads of state spoke Friday afternoon at the 74th United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York this week, each of them came out in support of Venezuela and Cuba, and urged leaders to quickly mitigate climate change. | RELATED: | Delcy Rodriguez: US Trying to Destroy Our Model of Inclusion | Speaking first, Prime Minister Barbados Mia Mottley gave her nation's full support of Venezuela's fundamental right to national sovereignty and for other regio…

teleSUR (2019-09-27). Delcy Rodriguez: US Trying to Destroy Our Model of Inclusion. telesurenglish.net Vice President Delcy Rodriguez opened her speech at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday in the name of "the only Venezuelan government" that exists, and the one that Washington insists on trying to destroy, referring to the United States' illegal economic blockade on the Nicolas Maduro administration. | RELATED: | Barbados PM Mottley: 'Dialogue Remains Critical for Venezuela' | The "economic terrorism" being lobbied upon Venezuela by the United States go…

United Nations (2019-09-27). Venezuela Vice-President speaks out against 'coup d'etat', $130 bn lost to 'economic terrorism'. un.org The Vice-President of Venezuela on Friday criticized administrations which have recognized National Assembly president Juan Guaidó as leader of the South American country.

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.

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 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."

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). 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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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