2019-11-07: Social Media Postees

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Venezuela Asserts Its Position Against Cuba Blockade at UN
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-07
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Asserts-Its-Position-Against-Cuba-Blockade-at-UN-20191107-0006.html

Argentina: Fernandez Affirms Non-Interventionist Stance on Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-07
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Fernandez-Affirms-Non-Interventionist-Stance-on-Venezuela-20191107-0005.html

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14719

Social NGOs Stand Guard At Venezuelan Embassy in El Salvador
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Social-NGOs-Stand-Guard-At-Venezuelan-Embassy-in-El-Salvador-20191106-0012.html

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/from-colombia-to-galapagos-to-california-and-osu/

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Defense-Minister-Accused-of-Hiding-Death-of-7-Minors-20191106-0004.html

Colombia's Minister of Defense Resigns After Killings
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-Minister-of-Defense-Resigns-After-Killings-20191106-0015.html

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Defense-Minister-Accused-of-Hiding-Death-of-7-Minors-20191106-0004.html

Venezuelan Government Reveals New Evidence Against Guaido
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Government-Reveals-New-Evidence-Against-Guaido-20191106-0009.html

Venezuelan Government Reveals New Evidence Against Guaido
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Government-Reveals-New-Evidence-Against-Guaido-20191106-0009.html

'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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050791

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
workers.org/2019/11/44276/

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14717

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/03/journalist-max-blumenthal-arrested-on-false-charge-in-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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14714

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/1/cristina_bautista_colombia_indigenous_leaders_killed

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…
fair.org/home/max-blumenthal-arrest-exposes-hypocrisy-of-western-media-and-human-rights-ngos/

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14712

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/29/periodista-max-blumenthal-arrestado-violencia-oposicion-venezolana/

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/29/periodista-max-blumenthal-arrestado-violencia-oposicion-venezolana/

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.
therealnews.com/stories/colombia-increasing-violence-farc-rebels-contest-elections

'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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/28/this-charge-is-one-hundred-percent-false-grayzone-editor-max-blumenthal-arrested-months-after-reporting-on-venezuelan-opposition-violence/

'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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/28/this-charge-is-one-hundred-percent-false-grayzone-editor-max-blumenthal-arrested-months-after-reporting-on-venezuelan-opposition-violence/

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14709

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/24/usaid-funds-salaries-of-venezuelan-coup-leaders-to-lobby-us-politicians-for-regime-change/

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14702

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14700

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.
liberationnews.org/right-wing-enemy-of-venezuela-opens-sarasota-lecture-season/

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14698

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14695

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14696

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14694

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14692

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14688

Guaido Signs USAID Agreement as Adobe Suspends Venezuela Service
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-09
Financial company TransferWise likewise stopped servicing Venezuelan clients.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14685

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14682

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