2019-11-07: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-11-07). Argentina: Fernandez Affirms Non-Interventionist Stance on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President-elect Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday reiterated his position in favor of the non-intervention of the United States in Venezuela during a conversation with Mauricio Claver-Carone, Advisor to the U.S. President Donald Trump for Hemispheric Affairs. | RELATED: | Mexico Wants To Bolster Economic Ties with Argentina: President | This meeting to…

teleSUR (2019-11-07). Venezuela Asserts Its Position Against Cuba Blockade at UN. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Thursday that his country, as a responsible member of the United Nations, will vote in favor of the resolution that demands an end to the economic and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba. | RELATED: | Cuba: Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting Kicks Off in Havana | The Venezuelan foreign minister stressed that "we are here to accompany Cuba at a time when the U.S. government has hardened the criminal blockade against…

Paul Haeder (2019-11-06). From Colombia to Galapagos to California and OSU. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Colombia: Defense Minister Accused of Hiding Death of 7 Minors. telesurenglish.net 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…

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

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Social NGOs Stand Guard At Venezuelan Embassy in El Salvador. telesurenglish.net Social organizations continued Wednesday to safeguard the Venezuelan embassy in El Salvador to prevent a possible occupation of the diplomatic premises in a similar fashion as in Washington around six months ago. | RELATED: | Venezuela Expels El Salvador's Diplomats from Caracas | "We recognize the constitutional legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro, we mobilized to protect the embassy," member of the Venezuelan Embassy Defense Committee Logan Martinez told Prensa Latina. | This comes…

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Colombia's Minister of Defense Resigns After Killings. telesurenglish.net Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero resigned his position on Wednesday, amid controversy over an Army bombing where eight minors were killed. The incident was hidden for months and presented as an operation in which FARC-EP dissidents died, who recently returned to arms. | RELATED: | Colombia: Defense Minister Accused of Hiding Death of 7 Minors | Botero's resignation occurs before he became the first minister of the country's history to be removed by Congress for a moti…

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Venezuelan Government Reveals New Evidence Against Guaido. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Minister for Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, on Wednesday, presented new evidence implicating Deputy Juan Guaido in Colombian paramilitarism and actions to destabilize the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Captures Paramilitary Photographed With Guaido | During a press conference, Rodriguez showed videos and photos proving the relationship of the opposition deputy with the armed group Los Rastrojos, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, and the current President o…

United Nations (2019-11-06). 'Everyone needs to do more' to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. un.org "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.

Atilio A. Borón (2019-11-05). Agony and death of neoliberalism in Latin America. mronline.org After nearly half a century of pillage, outrage and crimes of all kinds against society and the environment, we witness the downfall of the ruling model promoted enthusiastically by the governments of advanced capitalist countries; institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank; and self-righteous intellectuals and establishment politicians. | Source

Martha Grevatt (2019-11-05). Journalist and Venezuela government defender Max Blumenthal arrested on bogus charges. workers.org 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

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

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

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

Staff (2019-11-01). Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed. democracynow.org 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…

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

Joe Emersberger (2019-10-30). Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and 'Human Rights' NGOs. fair.org 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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryan Ellis (2019-10-21). Right-wing enemy of Venezuela opens Sarasota lecture season. liberationnews.org 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-02). Venezuela's CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation. venezuelanalysis.com US financial sanctions have stopped Venezuela from renegotiating foreign debt since 2017.

TeleSUR English (2019-09-30). Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea. venezuelanalysis.com National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-30). Wave of Xenophobia Against Venezuelans in Peru Sparks Diplomatic Spat. venezuelanalysis.com The brutal beating of a young Venezuelan girl by Peru's police and a nationalist march have sparked outrage.

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.

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.

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). 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.

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.

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.

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