Analysis

Venezuela: A Coup in the Making

By Matt Willgress Recent developments in Venezuela have been the culmination of intensifying hostility from the US administration over several months. This aggressive agenda has included increasingly harsh sanctions aimed at putting Venezuela under siege, and comments from Trump himself, Vice- President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, among others, that have included threats …

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Perilous times for Venezuela

Perilous times for Venezuela By Fiona Edwards, VSC EC The Venezuelan people are facing a grave and dangerous situation, as the US dramatically escalates its campaign to oust Venezuela’s democratically elected government. Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday January 23 to recognise the unelected right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s “interim president” is confirmation that …

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The ‘Lima Group’ Pretense to Be an International Body Is Irresponsible and Dangerous

The ‘Lima Group’ Pretense to Be an International Body Is Irresponsible and Dangerous Analyst Nino Pagliccia examines the Lima Group’s efforts to promote regime change in Venezuela. Sixty years ago Canada did not break diplomatic relations with Cuba while the OAS expelled Cuba from the organization after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Today the …

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Trump piles on the pressure for ‘regime change’ in Venezuela – VSC’s Tim Young

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has imposed sweeping new sanctions on Venezuela, this time focused on the gold sector. These latest sanctions aim to attack Venezuela’s gold production and trade and deny it hard currency to pay for the import of food and medicines. Venezuela has extensive gold reserves, estimated as the second largest in the …

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