Analysis

US attempts to outsource ‘regime change’ against Venezuela

By Francisco Dominguez Originally published at Public Reading Rooms On May 3rd a bunch of mercenaries, led by Rambo-like US soldiers of fortune attempted to disembark on the coastal town of Macuto in the La Guaira state in Venezuela’s Caribbean coast, in a so-called Operation Gedeon.  Their leader, ‘contractor’ Jordan Goudreau, CEO of US ‘security …

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URGENT: Statement from Dr Francisco Dominguez, National Secretary of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign.

We have just received information from Venezuela, that a heavily armed mercenary invasion coming from Colombia in fast boats tried to land in the coast of La Guaira state, with clear intentions to carry out terrorist attacks probably including an assault on the presidential palace and the assassination of Chavista national political leaders, including ministers. …

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The IMF must grant Venezuela’s bid for funds now

by Tony Burke THE Venezuelan government wrote to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) seeking funds from its rapid financing instrument (RFI) to “strengthen its detection and response systems” during the coronavirus pandemic. The IMF claims that RFI loans “can be disbursed very quickly to assist member countries implement policies to address emergencies such as the …

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US ramps up pressure on Venezuela amid coronavirus pandemic

by Ken Livingstone AS STATES around the world struggle to tackle to coronavirus pandemic, Venezuela’s efforts to protect its population are being severely jeopardised by Trump’s aggressive tactics which have been ramped up over the past few weeks. Trump’s strengthening of illegal US sanctions against Venezuela since 2017 — creating an economic blockade of the …

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Trump extends criminal economic blockade of Venezuela

The United States under President Trump has extended its economic blockade of Venezuela, with new punitive measures announced last month against the Venezuelan state- owned airline Conviasa and the Russian state energy giant Rosneft for buying oil cargoes from Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA. Trump has also threatened further action, saying at a press conference …

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September update – Briefing: The effects of the economic blockade of Venezuela

Briefing: The effects of the economic blockade of Venezuela Download and view this briefing as a pdf The blockade in context The U.S. has been pursuing a strategy of ‘regime change’ through destabilising Venezuela dating back to the early years of Hugo Chávez’s presidency. This led George W. Bush’s administration to support the failed coup …

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ANALYSIS: Juan Guaidó’s Regime Change Lobby

By John McEvoy for Venezuelanalysis.com After Juan Guaidó declared himself Venezuelan president on 23 January, the opposition leader immediately sought to legitimise his parallel government by garnering international support. The US, most European states, and large parts of Latin America moved swiftly to recognise Venezuela’s new “interim president” (indeed, US Vice President Mike Pence had …

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