2019-11-06: Social Media Postees

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US Authorizes Tax Payments to Maduro Gov't, Sanctions Five More Venezuelan Officials
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-06
Washington has eased some of the restrictions imposed under its recent Venezuela embargo.

From Colombia to Galapagos to California and OSU
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-06
New information breakthroughs for me are exhilarating. Working with all that whale data is like looking into the dark with a flashlight. It's work that is able to contribute new information to the field. — OSU Whale Researcher, Daniel Palacios Whaling's first commercial iteration with harpoons started in Japan around 1570. With many more nations participating …

Colombia: Defense Minister Accused of Hiding Death of 7 Minors
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Colombia's Defense Minister Guillermo Botero on Tuesday was accused of concealing the death of seven minors in a bombing against dissidents of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) which was carried out in the Caqueta region on September 2nd. | RELATED: | Colombia: 6th Indigenous Person Killed in Cauca in a Week | "He presented suc…

Mike Pence's Meddling in Foreign Aid Is Probably Unconstitutional
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-06
Last November, a top Trump appointee at the U.S. Agency for International Development wrote a candid email to colleagues about pressure from the White House to reroute Middle East aid to religious minorities, particularly Christian groups. | "Sometimes this decision will be made for us by the White House (see… Iraq! And, increasingly, Syria)," said Hallam Ferguson, a senior official in USAID's Middle East bureau, in an email seen by ProPublica. "We need to stay ahead of this curve everywhere lest our interventions be dictated to us." | The email underscored what had become a stark reality under the Trump White…

'Everyone needs to do more' to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-06
"Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges" just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas.

Journalist and Venezuela government defender Max Blumenthal arrested on bogus charges
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-11-05
Max Blumenthal. On the morning of Oct. 25, in a SWAT-style operation, Washington, D.C., police arrested Max Blumenthal, editor of The Grayzone, an independent investigative news site. Unbeknownst to Blumenthal, the cops had an arrest warrant on false assault charges stemming from his participation in defense of the Venezuelan embassy . . . | Continue reading Journalist and Venezuela government defender Max Blumenthal arrested on bogus charges at Workers.org

Venezuela, El Salvador Break Relations as Maduro Applauds 'New Anti-Neoliberal Wave'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-04
Guatemala's president-elect has similarly pledged to break with the Maduro government upon assuming office in January.

Journalist Max Blumenthal arrested on false charge in DC
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-03
The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal speaks out on his arrest months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence at the DC…

Venezuelan Leftist Parties and Unions Stage Protest, Demand Gov't Answers
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-01
Dozens of activists demanded better wages and respect for collective bargaining rights.

Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-01
The massacre of five Indigenous leaders in Colombia has shocked the country. The killings took place in the southwestern region of Cauca. Among the victims was Cristina Bautista, the leader of the semi-autonomous Indigenous reservation of Nasa Tacueyó. Four of the community's unarmed guards were also killed, while six others were wounded. A group of U.N. experts have denounced the massacre and demanded the Colombian government to take urgent measures in cooperation with Indigenous authorities to investigate the murders. Police have made no arrests and no suspects have been named in the massacre. Since the signing…

Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and 'Human Rights' NGOs
Joe Emersberger | fair.org | 2019-10-30
by Joe Emersberger Grayzone ( 10/28/19) reported that its editor, Max Blumenthal, had been arrested on "fabricated charge related to the siege of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC." | Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, a prominent journalistic critic of US policy toward Venezuela, was arrested by DC police on Friday, October 25, in connection with a protest at the Venezuelan embassy, and held incommunicado. But if you rely o…

Venezuela: Opposition Demands Bond Annulment, Gov't Grants Rosneft Tax Breaks
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-30
Rosneft will reportedly invest in natural gas production in Venezuela.

Periodista Max Blumenthal es arrestado meses después de reportar sobre la violencia de la oposición venezolana
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-29
El editor de The Grayzone, Max Blumenthal, fue arrestado bajo falsas acusaciones luego de reportar sobre la violencia de la…

Colombia: Amid Increasing Violence, Former FARC Rebels Contest Local Elections
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-29
Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war.

'This charge is 100% false': Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-28
The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal has been arrested on false charges after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence outside the DC…

Venezuela Applauds Regional Leftist Victories
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-28
Caracas rejoiced at the "defeat of the IMF" in elections in Argentina, Uruguay, and swathes of Colombia this Sunday.

MSM Denies 'Venezuela Treatment' to Rebellions in Chile and Ecuador
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-25
Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, people are rising up against US-backed governments.

MSM Denies ‘Venezuela Treatment’ to Rebellions in Chile and Ecuador

USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan coup leaders to lobby US politicians for regime change
Leonardo Flores | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-24
USAID is diverting $41.9 million from aid for Central America to pay the salaries of Juan Guaidó's team as they…

US Renews Chevron License as European Refiner Cuts Venezuela Ties over Sanctions
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-23
Finnish-Venezuelan refiner Nynas is one of PDVSA's few remaining cash buyers.

Venezuela Government Hosts International Commune Congress
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-21
Maduro affirmed that popular power is "the soul" of the Bolivarian project.

Right-wing enemy of Venezuela opens Sarasota lecture season
Bryan Ellis | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-21
On Wednesday, regime change advocate and former diplomat Diego Arria will be speaking in Sarasota. The talk, titled "Venezuela: A Real Threat in Our Backyard", is being held at Mildred Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida. It will be the first lecture in this year's high-profile foreign affairs lecture series, which Sarasota World Affairs Council (SWAC) has hosted annually since 2014.

BCV: Venezuelan Economy Contracted by 23.7 Percent in First Trimester of 2019
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-19
The Venezuelan Central Bank also released inflation figures for the first time in six months.

Venezuela's Opposition Declares PDVSA 2020 Bond Void, Nixes Payment
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-17
Venezuela's CITGO could be seized by creditors.

Venezuela Elected to UN Human Rights Council
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-17
The Maduro government was elected to a three-year term with backing of 105 out of 195 UN member-states.

Venezuela: Gov't Increases Minimum Wage, Announces Public Spending
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-16
Governorships will manage gold mines as a direct source of revenue.

Venezuela Denies Guatemalan President-Elect Entrance, Congratulates Ecuadorian People on IMF Defeat
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-14
President Nicolas Maduro also called on Chavista forces to prepare to "rescue" the National Assembly in the upcoming elections.

Venezuelan Oil Output Falls as Inflation Reaches Six-Month Low
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-10
Inflation slowed down in September after crossing the hyperinflation threshold in August.

Guaido Signs USAID Agreement as Adobe Suspends Venezuela Service
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-09
Financial company TransferWise likewise stopped servicing Venezuelan clients.

Venezuela Arrests Oil Exec for Corruption, Receives $4bn in Russian Investment
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-07
Moscow and Caracas are reportedly working on a long-term cooperation agreement set to last at least until 2030.

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