Behind the Violence in Venezuela

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Reflecting on the 12th anniversary of the failed coup against Hugo Chavez, Matt Willgress unpicks the reality behind unrest for the Morning Star April 11 marked the anniversary of the short-lived 2002 coup attempt against the elected government of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. In recent weeks, Venezuela’s democratic and progressive revolution has again been faced…

30 Venezuelan Officers Arrested Over Plot To Oust President Maduro

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Wednesday 16th April - Alleged ‘destabilisation attempt’ was planned for March 20 Thirty military officers have been arrested for allegedly plotting to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, national newspaper Ultimas Noticias reported on Monday. “High-level sources” at the presidential palace told reporters that most of those arrested were from the air force, but some were from…

Talks Between Maduro & Opposition Offer Peace Hope

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The Catholic church is acting as a mediator – showing divisions over tactics on the country’s right, writes JOHN HAYLETT Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pulled off a remarkable feat this week in persuading opposition politicians to join him at the Miraflores presidential palace. The meeting late on Thursday night represented a victory for the president’s…

Venezuela Peace Talks Reflect the Further Isolation of the US in Latin America

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By Dr. Francisco Dominguez for ‘The Huffington Post’ The peace talks now underway in Venezuela to end the wave of violence that has the explicit aim of “The Ousting” of the elected government are a tremendous step forward for all who wish to see an end to violence. They reflect the political backing for the…

VIDEO: President Nicolas Maduro Pays Tribute to Tony Benn in Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn MP

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  In this moving video, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro talks with British MP Jeremy Corbyn about Tony Benn & his life’s struggle for peace & socialism. In particular Nicolas Maduro asked Jeremy to pass on “from the revolutionary Government of Venezuela.. Our permanent recognition of this great fighter & warrior for the ideas of socialism,”…

Guardian Video & Interview with Nicolas Maduro – “Venezuela protests are sign that US wants our oil, says Nicolás Maduro”

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In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Venezuela’s president claims the Obama administration is fomenting unrest with the aim of provoking a Ukraine-style ‘slow-motion’ coup Seumas Milne and Jonathan Watts in Caracas theguardian.com, Tuesday 8 April 2014 14.07 BST from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/08/venezuela-protests-sign-us-wants-oil-says-nicolas-maduro Link to video: Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro: ‘We are all a little bit hippy, a little bohemian’ Venezuela‘s president…

Listen to Eyewitness Ewan Robertson on What’s Really Happening in Venezuela

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On April 1, VSC hosted a packed meeting in central London with Ewan Robertson, a Scottish journalist based in Venezuela, who gave a detailed outline of the reality of the wave of violence unleashed by extreme, anti-democratic elements of Venezuela’s opposition in recent weeks. You can hear his presentation and answers to questions – plus…

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Venezuela: A Call For Peace – New York Times Publishes Op Ed By President Nicolas Maduro

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THE recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events.  Read the full piece at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/opinion/venezuela-a-call-for-peace.html

3 AIR FORCE GENERALS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED COUP PLOTTING

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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today that three generals of the Venezuelan Air Force have been arrested, after they were denounced by lower-ranking officials for their involvement in alleged coup plans. “Last night we captured three Air Force generals that we had been investigating thanks to the powerful moral force of our National Bolivarian Armed…