Category: Venezuela

The Grayzone news articles and reports on Venezuela, US-led efforts at regime change, sanctions, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolas Maduro

How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil’s point man on Venezuelan regime change

The US oil cartel has given Florida’s Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate’s most fanatical cheerleaders for toppling Venezuela’s leftist government.

By Dan Cohen

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De Exxon a ’embajador:’ Cómo Carlos Vecchio se convirtió en el principal lobista del golpe de estado

La historia del ascenso del cerebro del cambio de régimen a travéz de instituciones de la élite estadounidense y la industria petrolera encierra la esencia de la oposición venezolana.

Por Anya Parampil and Diego Sequera


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Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo’s stolen US assets?

Venezuela’s government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo’s opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But the board is itself the product of a massive theft – that of the elected government’s wealth.

By Anya Parampil

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From Exxon to ‘ambassador’: How Carlos Vecchio became Venezuela’s top coup lobbyist

The story of regime-change brain Carlos Vecchio’s rise through elite US institutions and the oil industry captures the essence of Venezuela’s opposition.

By Anya Parampil and Diego Sequera


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From coup leaders to con artists: Juan Guaidó’s gang exposed for massive humanitarian aid fraud

An explosive new report reveals how Guaidó representatives in Colombia embezzled $125,000 meant for humanitarian aid, suckering deserting soldiers and blowing the aid money on luxury goods. 

By Dan Cohen

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How Venezuela’s US-backed opposition distorts ‘human rights’ to push regime change

Venezuelan lawyer Lucrecia Hernández, director of the NGO Sures, discusses how US-funded opposition groups have politicized and weaponized “human rights” discourse against the Maduro government.

By Ajit Singh


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How corporate forces are lobbying for a coup in Venezuela

A video report on the forces behind the Venezuelan regime change lobby in Washington, DC and the campaign of disinformation the opposition and its US backers have waged to gin up support for sanctions and even military intervention.

By Thomas Hedges


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Meet the DC tenants’ advocacy group taking a stand… for regime change and war

The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC) attacked Americans defending Venezuela’s embassy from a right-wing takeover and clamored for US military strikes on Syria. A local liberal activist named Jim McGrath is behind the regime-change cheerleading.

By Wyatt Reed

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Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and ‘aid volunteer,’ sends death threat to embassy defenders

Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido’s aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy defenders “we are coming to get you with plenty of ammunition.”

By Ben Norton

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¿Quiénes son los partidarios del golpe que asediaron la embajada de Venezuela en Washington?

Las tácticas de intimidación de los asediadores pro-golpe de la embajada mostraron la verdadera cara de una oposición venezolana violenta, derechista, y élite.

Por Jeb Sprague y Alexander Rubinstein

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