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In Venezuela, life has gone from bad to worse. And the world has quit noticing

In recent weeks, the people calling in to my morning radio show in the Venezuelan town of Trujillo have asked questions I just can’t answer: "When will the power be back?" "Where can we get clean water?" "How long will we have to deal with this situation?"


The Beast Behind the Mask: The US Fanatical Passion to Destroy Venezuela

The refusal of the US political establishment to abandon its petulant dream of toppling the democratically-elected government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela confirms that a thermonuclear superpower's strategic direction has fallen into the hands a group of spoiled, immature, bullying young


How the Evangelical Council of Venezuela Is Seeking a New Way of Societal Accord, Peace, and Reconciliation

Venezuela, with the oil wealth of Saudi Arabia, today looks more like Syria, noted a journalist. With the country in free fall, it is hard to imagine how it can last much longer. In daily updates, we listen to multiplying horror stories of no food, empty medicine shelves, stunning numbers of kidnapp


US Frustration Over Failure to Topple Maduro

What’s going on in Venezuela is a real-life David and Goliath struggle – good guy Bolivarian Republic withstanding devil USA’s best shots, short of unlikely military intervention, a game-changer if things go this far.


Andres Oppenheimer: Trump administration silent on Bolivia

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited a number of Latin American countries last week, he made several speeches denouncing the dictatorships of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. But, regrettably, he didn’t say a word about Bolivia.


Op-Ed: Blood in Caracas

I met Jaime Barrio when he came to the US. He was an engineering student with a passion for building and racing go-karts. His team stayed at my Airbnb while attending an international dune-buggy competition. Now he’s back in Caracas, Venezuela where a hostile government allows a humanitarian crisis


Expert: US unilateral sanctions against Venezuela caused hundreds, if not thousands deaths

WASHINGTON, April 21. /TASS/. Unilateral sanctions of the US against Venezuela caused hundreds, if not thousands deaths. Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, former UN independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order from 2012 to 2018, expressed this opinion in an interview


US Military Attack on Venezuela Mulled by Top Trump Advisors and Latin American Officials at Private DC Meeting

(The complete list of attendees for the private CSIS event on US military options against Venezuela appears at the bottom of this article.) The Washington, DC-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a private roundtable on April 10 called “Assessing the Use


U.S. Will Import Less Latin American Oil No Matter What Happens To Venezuela

Much has been made of U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on Nicolás Maduro's Venezuela, U.S. recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country's 'Interim President', and sanctions on Caracas' rapidly crumbling oil industry.


Russia Warns U.S. 'Getting Ready' for War on Venezuela, China Says Leave Cuba Alone Too

Russia and China have condemned recent U.S. moves in Latin America, where they accuse President Donald Trump's administration of warmongering and interfering in the affairs of sovereign countries.


Cuba Tells Officials to Reduce Electricity Consumption

An official newspaper in Cuba reports that officials are restricting electricity use at a time the economy is being squeezed by a series of setbacks, including reduced fuel shipments from Venezuela and tighter U.S. sanctions.


War whore Bolton threatens Venezuela, Cuba & Nicaragua with ineffective, idiotic verbal intervention: They are the '3 stooges of socialism'

In a speech full of colorful phrases, from 'three stooges of socialism' to 'troika of tyranny,' US national security adviser John Bolton threatened Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with regime change and announced more sanctions.


First shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross intended to alleviate a dire economic crisis in Venezuela arrived in the once-prosperous, oil-rich country on Tuesday, a representative of the organization and a lawmaker said.


Russia Vows to Continue Venezuela Support Despite New U.S. Sanctions As Iran Considers Deploying Revolutionary Guard

Russia has dismissed new U.S. sanctions imposed on Venezuela and Cuba this week, vowing to stand by the embattled regime headed by President Nicolás Maduro. The RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who said Thursday the new sanctions—announced by national security adviser J


Helms-Burton Act: US punishes its allies to “save” Venezuela

After so much empty words, John Bolton —US national security adviser— finally voiced the implementation, once again, of all those old measures reinvigorated by the Trump’s administration seeking to harden the genocide siege on Cuba through the blockade. The speech took place on Wednesday at the Bilt


Reliance says not involved in any cash payment arrangement to Venezuela's PDVSA for oil

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Reliance Industries denied involvement in any arrangements that lead to cash payments for oil supplies to Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA via third parties, and said it is not in violation of any U.S. sanctions, according to a statement from India’s giant oil refining company o


Venezuela’s Guaidó calls for big protests on May 1

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is calling for nationwide protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro on May 1. Guaidó made the call on Friday as he tries to oust Maduro, who has rejected calls from the United States and its allies to resign.


Russia to US: We ain’t scared of you in Venezuela

Washington, the one power that never ceases to implement covert operations on virtually the entire planet, is happy because many countries have agreed with regime-change efforts in Venezuela. New World Order agents in Washington are already gloating. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus, a ne


Venezuela's Cocaine Highway To The U.S.

Venezuela is fast becoming the cocaine courier to the U.S., smuggling tons of Colombian cocaine with a street value of $40 billion, according to a months-long CNN investigation. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with CNN senior international correspondent Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn).