UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design

by Nino Pagliccia, published on Venezuelanalysis, July 8, 2019 Following Michelle Bachelet’s visit to Venezuela last June, the official report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) on the human rights situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was released on July 4, a day before initially scheduled. Judging by the quick review I made, the mainstream[…]

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How the Coup in Venezuela and the US Housing Crisis are Inextricably Connected

by by Ajoke Williams and Kei Pritsker, Published on Mint Press News, June 18, 2019 The United States economy is organized such that all commodities, including both weapons and housing, drive the lion’s share of profits upward, into the pockets of a wealthy elite class, at the expense of the masses of working people who generate those profits through their[…]

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The Plot to Kill Venezuela

by Vijay Prashad, Published on Salon.com, May 17, 2019 This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Hugo Chávez knew that Venezuela was very vulnerable. Its oil revenues account for 98 percent of its export earnings. Chávez was familiar with the thinking of Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo, Venezuela’s minister of mines and hydrocarbons in the[…]

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U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal under UN and OAS Charters, and US Laws

Add Newby Editorial Staff, Countercurrents, June 7, 2019 Sanctions imperialism has imposed on Venezuela are illegal. The UN and Organization of American States (OAS) charters, and U.S. laws find this illegal action. Media reports said: The unilateral economic sanctions is an explicit violation of international law protected under the UN, OAS charters, human rights stipulations, and even U.S. law. Despite[…]

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Venezuela Denounces Siege to its US Embassy in Violation of the Vienna Convention

Venezuelan Ambassador Samual Moncada and Tighe Berry of CodePink held a Press Conference at the United Nations on May 16, 2019 The ambassador of Venezuela to the United Nations ( UN ), Samuel Moncada, denounced on Wednesday from the headquarters of the agency in New York, United States ( USA ), the continuing violation of the Vienna Convention governing diplomatic[…]

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Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

Featured image: Depiction of Juan Guaidó in The Atlantic (5/1/19). (photo: Fernando Llano/AP) by Gregory Shupak, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, May 20, 2019  – Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.” The logical[…]

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Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

by Peter Koenig, Published on Countercurrents, May 9, 2019 After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who was hurriedly freed from house arrest[…]

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An Open Letter to District of Columbia Authorities

by Rich Whitney, Published on Medium, May 13, 219 In allowing coup supporters to lay siege to the Venezuelan embassy, D.C. Police are violating the First Amendment and District of Columbia law At this writing, a rightwing mob of supporters of Juan Guaido, (the self-described, U.S.-named “interim president” of Venezuela, who has no legitimate, lawful claim to that office) has[…]

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