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2019-12-10: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2019-12-09). 'Sexy tricks': How journalists demonize Venezuela's socialist government, in their own words. thegrayzone.com Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself…

teleSUR (2019-12-09). Colombia National Strike Committee Announces More Protests. telesurenglish.net Colombia's National Strike Committee announced Monday that they will continue to protest against right-wing President Ivan Duqueas as peacefull demonstrations will keep on until Dec. 10. | RELATED: | 'A Song for Colombia' Gathers Thousands as Protests Continue | "I repeat the strike has organization and direction throughout the country, objectives that represent millions of Colombians and a massive, peaceful and creative line of action," Central Workers' Union's President Diogenes…

Paul Dobson (2019-12-09). Venezuela's Civilian Militia Surpasses Target, Reaches 3.3 Million Members. venezuelanalysis.com The body is due to be legally incorporated into the Armed Forces as a "combat unit."

Teresa Teran (2019-12-09). International Communication Congress for the People in Caracas Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The first international Communication Congress of the People was held in Caracas Venezuela from the second to the fourth of December 2019, with the motto! It is the Time for the people to speak! | The idea for this Congress took …

Staff (2019-12-09). Headlines for December 9, 2019. democracynow.org House Judiciary Committee Holds Impeachment Hearing Today, FBI Opens Terrorism Probe into Air Base Shooting That Killed 3 Sailors, Hundreds of Thousands March in Madrid as COP25 Enters Second Week, Iraq: Gunmen Kill 25 Anti-Government Protesters in Baghdad, India: 43 People Killed in a Fire in Factory in Delhi, Evo Morales Travels to Cuba for Medical Appointment, Protests Against Economic Inequality Continue in Chile & Colombia, Two Brazilian Indigenous Leaders Killed, Hundreds of Thousands Pour into Streets for Pro-Democracy March in Hong Kong, France: Protests Continue Against Macron's Pension Overhaul, Finland…

RT (2019-12-09). Secret Service logs 'disappeared' because they showed collusion with right-wing mob, Blumenthal tells RT. rt.com Journalist Max Blumenthal says assault charges against him have been dropped by the US government partially because the case would have turned into a great embarrassment for the Secret Service. | Blumenthal was subjected to an early morning arrest in October on a five-month-old warrant, which stemmed from an accusation against him and fellow activist Ben Rubinstein. A Venezuelan opposition activist said they attacked her when they were delivering food to people who took cover in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC trying to prevent supporters of US-backed self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido from taking o…

teleSUR (2019-12-08). 'A Song for Colombia' Gathers Thousands as Protests Continue. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Colombians gathered Sunday in the capital Bogota to join artists for the concert 'A Song for Colombia' in support of the ongoing national strike. | RELATED: | Colombia: Social Unrest Against Duque Begins 3er Week in a Row | Santiago Cruz, Monsieur Perine, Cesar Lopez, Adriana Lucia, and Doctor Krapula were among the 250 performers who were part of the event, made in support of the protesters rocking the Latin American country for over four weeks. | "This exercise w…

RT (2019-12-08). 'I plan to seek justice': Max Blumenthal vows legal action after US govt drops 'bogus' assault charges against him. rt.com The US government has dropped all charges against Max Blumenthal, after arresting the journalist over a dubious 5-month-old warrant. But the Grayzone editor says the case is far from closed. | Blumenthal was detained for nearly two days after police raided his Washington, DC home in October. The month-old warrant for his arrest listed the journalist as "armed and dangerous," and police carrying out the warrant reportedly threatened to kick down his door.The government's case was based solely on an unsubstantiated claim made by a right-wing Venezuelan opposition activist, Naylet Pacheco, who alleged that Blumen…

news.un (2019-12-06). UN agency hails Brazil 'milestone' decision over Venezuelan refugees. news.un.org Brazil's move to recognize thousands of refugees from crisis-wracked Venezuela through a new accelerated procedure, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-12-05). Venezuela: Guaido Embattled as Opposition Splits over New Corruption Scandal. venezuelanalysis.com The latest scandal has further called into doubt Guaido's credibility as leader of the opposition.

Staff (2019-12-05). Headlines for December 5, 2019. democracynow.org Constitutional Experts Debate Impeachment at House Judiciary Committee Hearing, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes Sues CNN over Story about Nunes' Ukraine Meeting, Trump Departs NATO Early after Video of Other World Leaders Mocking Him, Report: Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Hit Record High in 2019, Colombia Holds Third National Strike in Two Weeks, Workers Strike Across France Today over Macron's Pensions Plan, Hand Grenade Thrown over Wall of Migrant Shelter in Madrid, India: Rape Survivor Attacked on Her Way to Court in Latest Assault on Women, Head of Japanese Aid Agency Killed in Afghanistan, AG Barr Threatens Commun…

Lucas Koerner (2019-12-04). TIAR Countries Blacklist Top Venezuelan Officials as US Slaps New Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Venezuela of "hijacking" mass anti-neoliberal protests in "our own backyard."

Jeff Abbott (2019-12-04). The Other Americans: Latin America's Uprising Against Neoliberalism. progressive.org Colombians join a wave of protest across the continent.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-12-04). Red Cross Chief: Venezuela Aid Being Politicized to 'Destabilize the Country'. venezuelanalysis.com Francesco Rocca slammed the underfunding of aid programs as a problem of "political will."

Fight Back (2019-12-03). Miami activists unite against U.S. imperialism in Latin America. fightbacknews.org Miami, FL – On December 1, immigrant groups representing several different countries in the Caribbean and South America rallied together at the Torch of Friendship to show unity and strength against U.S imperialism and far-right political violence in Latin America. Various groups of immigrant activists united in what they said was just the beginning of a new movement in South Florida to bring together the various struggles in Latin America against neo-liberalism and neo-colonialism. | Activists representing Chile, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Brazil spoke out against neoliberal policies, U.S militarism, and…

Paul Dobson (2019-12-02). Venezuela's PDVSA Secures Temporary Lease Extension for Curacao Refinery. venezuelanalysis.com Despite the extension, refinery owners are looking to end the 34-year cooperation under pressure from US sanctions.

Lucas Koerner (2019-11-28). US Vows to 'Reinforce' Sanctions, Accuses Venezuela and Cuba of Stirring Regional 'Strife'. venezuelanalysis.com Elliott Abrams reiterated support for Guaido and denied that sanctions are damaging the Venezuelan economy.

Paul Dobson (2019-11-25). Venezuela Unveils First Gold Processing Complex in Mining Arc. venezuelanalysis.com While already operational, the complex will reportedly be the 5th largest in the continent upon completion.

Lucas Koerner (2019-11-21). Colombia's US Ambassador Advocates 'Covert Actions' Against Venezuela in Leaked Audio. venezuelanalysis.com Top Colombian officials acknowledged failure of regime change in Venezuela and total disarray in Washington.

Paul Dobson (2019-11-18). Venezuelans Protest Bolivia Coup After Diplomatic Break. venezuelanalysis.com The de facto government in La Paz has broken relations with Caracas and recognised Guaido.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-18). US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lucas Koerner (2019-11-14). Venezuelan Embassy Attacked in Brazil. venezuelanalysis.com Bolsonaro denied any prior knowledge of the attack.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-11-14). Venezuelan Oil Output Sees Modest Rise in October: OPEC. venezuelanalysis.com Reviving production has led Chevron convert a blending plant back to a crude upgrader for export of heavier grades.

Paul Dobson (2019-11-11). Venezuela Condemns Bolivia Coup d'État. venezuelanalysis.com Government forces and grassroots movements are holding vigils across the country in support of Evo Morales.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Colombia National Strike Committee Announces More Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-09
Colombia's National Strike Committee announced Monday that they will continue to protest against right-wing President Ivan Duqueas as peacefull demonstrations will keep on until Dec. 10. | RELATED: | 'A Song for Colombia' Gathers Thousands as Protests Continue | "I repeat the strike has organization and direction throughout the country, objectives that represent millions of Colombians and a massive, peaceful and creative line of action," Central Workers' Union's President Diogenes…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-National-Strike-Committee-Announces-More-Protests-20191209-0005.html

'Sexy tricks': How journalists demonize Venezuela's socialist government, in their own words
Alan MacLeod | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-09
Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/09/sexy-tricks-journalists-demonize-venezuela-anatoly-kurmanaev/

Venezuela's Civilian Militia Surpasses Target, Reaches 3.3 Million Members
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-09
The body is due to be legally incorporated into the Armed Forces as a "combat unit."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14742

International Communication Congress for the People in Caracas Venezuela
Teresa Teran | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-09
The first international Communication Congress of the People was held in Caracas Venezuela from the second to the fourth of December 2019, with the motto! It is the Time for the people to speak! | The idea for this Congress took …
globalresearch.ca/international-communication-congress-people-caracas-venezuela/5697093

Secret Service logs 'disappeared' because they showed collusion with right-wing mob, Blumenthal tells RT
rt.com | 2019-12-09
Journalist Max Blumenthal says assault charges against him have been dropped by the US government partially because the case would have turned into a great embarrassment for the Secret Service. | Blumenthal was subjected to an early morning arrest in October on a five-month-old warrant, which stemmed from an accusation against him and fellow activist Ben Rubinstein. A Venezuelan opposition activist said they attacked her when they were delivering food to people who took cover in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC trying to prevent supporters of US-backed self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido from taking o…
rt.com/usa/475379-blumenthal-chargest-dropped-interview/

'A Song for Colombia' Gathers Thousands as Protests Continue
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-08
Thousands of Colombians gathered Sunday in the capital Bogota to join artists for the concert 'A Song for Colombia' in support of the ongoing national strike. | RELATED: | Colombia: Social Unrest Against Duque Begins 3er Week in a Row | Santiago Cruz, Monsieur Perine, Cesar Lopez, Adriana Lucia, and Doctor Krapula were among the 250 performers who were part of the event, made in support of the protesters rocking the Latin American country for over four weeks. | "This exercise w…
telesurenglish.net/news/un-canto-x-colombia-concert-celebrated-amid-demonstrations-20191208-0011.html

'I plan to seek justice': Max Blumenthal vows legal action after US govt drops 'bogus' assault charges against him
rt.com | 2019-12-08
The US government has dropped all charges against Max Blumenthal, after arresting the journalist over a dubious 5-month-old warrant. But the Grayzone editor says the case is far from closed. | Blumenthal was detained for nearly two days after police raided his Washington, DC home in October. The month-old warrant for his arrest listed the journalist as "armed and dangerous," and police carrying out the warrant reportedly threatened to kick down his door.The government's case was based solely on an unsubstantiated claim made by a right-wing Venezuelan opposition activist, Naylet Pacheco, who alleged that Blumen…
rt.com/usa/475328-blumenthal-charges-dropped-arrest-venezuela/

UN agency hails Brazil 'milestone' decision over Venezuelan refugees
news.un.org | 2019-12-06
Brazil's move to recognize thousands of refugees from crisis-wracked Venezuela through a new accelerated procedure, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1052921

Venezuela: Guaido Embattled as Opposition Splits over New Corruption Scandal
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-05
The latest scandal has further called into doubt Guaido's credibility as leader of the opposition.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14739

TIAR Countries Blacklist Top Venezuelan Officials as US Slaps New Sanctions
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-04
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Venezuela of "hijacking" mass anti-neoliberal protests in "our own backyard."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14737

The Other Americans: Latin America's Uprising Against Neoliberalism
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-12-04
Colombians join a wave of protest across the continent.
progressive.org/dispatches/latin-americas-uprising-against-neoliberalism-abbott-191204/

Red Cross Chief: Venezuela Aid Being Politicized to 'Destabilize the Country'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-04
Francesco Rocca slammed the underfunding of aid programs as a problem of "political will."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14738

Miami activists unite against U.S. imperialism in Latin America
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-03
Miami, FL – On December 1, immigrant groups representing several different countries in the Caribbean and South America rallied together at the Torch of Friendship to show unity and strength against U.S imperialism and far-right political violence in Latin America. Various groups of immigrant activists united in what they said was just the beginning of a new movement in South Florida to bring together the various struggles in Latin America against neo-liberalism and neo-colonialism. | Activists representing Chile, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Brazil spoke out against neoliberal policies, U.S militarism, and…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/12/2/miami-activists-unite-against-us-imperialism-latin-america

Venezuela's PDVSA Secures Temporary Lease Extension for Curacao Refinery
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-02
Despite the extension, refinery owners are looking to end the 34-year cooperation under pressure from US sanctions.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14736

US Vows to 'Reinforce' Sanctions, Accuses Venezuela and Cuba of Stirring Regional 'Strife'
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-28
Elliott Abrams reiterated support for Guaido and denied that sanctions are damaging the Venezuelan economy.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14734

Venezuela Unveils First Gold Processing Complex in Mining Arc
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-25
While already operational, the complex will reportedly be the 5th largest in the continent upon completion.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14731

Colombia's US Ambassador Advocates 'Covert Actions' Against Venezuela in Leaked Audio
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-21
Top Colombian officials acknowledged failure of regime change in Venezuela and total disarray in Washington.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14728

Venezuelans Protest Bolivia Coup After Diplomatic Break
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-18
The de facto government in La Paz has broken relations with Caracas and recognised Guaido.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14725

US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/us-says-israeli-settlements-are-legal-23-killed-in-bolivia-as-violent-coup-ignored-venezuela-flop/

Venezuelan Embassy Attacked in Brazil
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-14
Bolsonaro denied any prior knowledge of the attack.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14723

Venezuelan Oil Output Sees Modest Rise in October: OPEC
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-14
Reviving production has led Chevron convert a blending plant back to a crude upgrader for export of heavier grades.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14724

Venezuela Condemns Bolivia Coup d'État
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-11-11
Government forces and grassroots movements are holding vigils across the country in support of Evo Morales.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14722