2021-01-07: Social Media Postees

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The EU Avoids Treating Guaido As 'President' Of Venezuela
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
The European Union avoided referring to the opposition politician Juan Guaido as Venezuela's "acting president" once the mandate of the National Assembly over which he presided expired on Tuesday. | "Venezuela urgently needs a political solution to end the current impasse through an inclusive process of dialogue and negotiation leading to credible, inclusive, and democratic processes," said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. | He added that the EU will maintain its engagement with all Venezuelan political and social actors, including "Juan Guaido and…

European Union will no longer recognize Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
The EU announced the position following the swearing-in of Venezuela's new National Assembly which was the body from which Guaidó rendered his claim to interim presidency…

Venezuela: New National Assembly Takes Office as Guaido Loses EU Recognition
Manuela Solé | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-06
Washington doubled down on its support for the opposition leader.

Venezuela Elections: A key victory for anti-Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Alison Colette Bodine | mronline.org | 2021-01-06
The people of Venezuela have dealt another decisive blow against U.S. domination in Latin America. The successful continuity of two decades of Venezuelan Bolivarian revolutionary process has turned Venezuela into the backbone of the Latin American anti-imperialist and revolutionary movement.

Chavismo back in Venezuela's National Assembly, Guaidó further weakened
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-06
The 277 members of Venezuela's National Assembly were sworn in yesterday January 5. The body has vowed to take swift measures to address the deepening economic crisis in the country, fight back against the economic and financial blockade imposed on the country and work towards reconciliation. The swearing in of the legislators also officially put an end to Juan Guaidó's mandate as deputy, which prompted the European Union to withdraw their recognition of Guaidó as interim president.

"I intend to reconcile the Venezuelans"
Nicolas Maduro | zcomm.org | 2021-01-05
Interview on domestic policy, economics, and international policy…

Selected Articles: Venezuela Elections: A Key Victory for Anti Imperialist Movement in Latin America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
Who to Believe about Venezuela's Election? US Meddling | By Rick Sterling, January 05 2021 | On election day, Sunday December 6, we visited many different elections sites. Typically, the election voting takes place at a school, with five or ten | …

I Observed Venezuela's Elections Firsthand
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-05
On election day, Sunday, December 6, we began a tour of election sites. Typically, the voting takes place at a school, with five to ten classrooms designated as "mesas," and each voter goes to his or her designated mesa." | The voting process was quick and efficient, with bio-safety sanitation at each step. Voters first showed their identity cards and confirmed their identity with fingerprint recognition. Step two was to cast a ballot on a touchscreen computer and receive a paper receipt. Step three was to verify that the receipt matches the voting choice and deposit the receipt in a ballot box. Finally, voters w…

Venezuela: National Assembly Prioritizes People's Consultation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
Venezuela's National Assembly President Jorge Rodríguez assured Tuesday that the recently elected parliament would hold a permanent consultation process with the people to restore peace and well being to the country. | RELATED: | Jorge Rodriguez Sworn in as President of Venezuelan Parliament | Rodriguez urged parliamentarians to strengthen house-to-house sessions to tackle people's needs. The leader also remarked that the lawmakers democratically elected won't excuse themselves…

Who to Believe about Venezuela's Election? US Meddling
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-05
In early December I travelled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers …

Who to believe about Venezuela's election? Firsthand observation or PBS Newshour?
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-05
In early December I travelled to Venezuela to be an election observer at their national assembly election. I was part of a group of eight persons from Canada and US organized by CodePink. There were about two hundred international observers in total, including the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts. I have previously been an official …

Venezuela's new National Assembly takes office today
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
The inauguration of the new congress marks the end of the body's submission to the US imperialism and the return of the revolutionary legacy of Simón Bolívar and Hugo Chávez…

Guaido Steals US$40 Million of Venezuelan Assets, Report Holds
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-05
Opposition politician Juan Guaido would have stolen US$40 million of Venezuela's foreign assets that were aimed at humanitarian aid, according to a report published by The Washington Post. | RELATED: | Airline Workers Confront Juan Guaido Over New Sanctions | The U.S.-backed opposition needed money to implement its plan to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro's government from abroad. | According to The Washington Post, Miami-based Venezuelan businessmen Jorge Reyes and Pedro Anta…

2021 begins with more assassinations in Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-05
The humanitarian tragedy in Colombia continues into 2021. In the first four days of this year, two social leaders, two former combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and a family member of an ex-combatant have been assassinated in the country. | The Common Alternative Revolutionary Forces (FARC) political party denounced the murder of former guerrilla fighter Duván Arled Galíndez Nadia on January 3. The party was created as part of the peace agreements signed by the insurgent group and the national government in…