Category: Venezuela

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

Brazil’s ex-President Lula on Venezuela: Maduro is democratic, Guaidó should be in prison, US blockade kills civilians

In comments ignored by English-language media, Lula da Silva slammed the US coup attempt against Venezuela, calling Nicolás Maduro a democratic leader who has supported dialogue while blasting Juan Guaidó as a criminal.

By Ben Norton

Continue reading “Brazil’s ex-President Lula on Venezuela: Maduro is democratic, Guaidó should be in prison, US blockade kills civilians”

Southcom boosts US military presence in Latin America, citing China, Russia ‘threats’

Southern Command is ramping up the US military presence in Latin America to counter China, Russia, and Venezuela, after signing a historic military agreement incorporating Bolsonaro’s Brazil into its imperial orbit

By Ben Norton

Continue reading “Southcom boosts US military presence in Latin America, citing China, Russia ‘threats’”

Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot

The Trump administration’s deception-laden indictment of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in the exposure of a violent assassination plan that could lead to the arrest of coup leader Juan Guaidó.

By Leonardo Flores

Continue reading “Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot”

Italy and UK rely on help from Cuba, China, Venezuela to fight coronavirus – as US steps up brutal sanctions

Italy requested doctors from China, Cuba, and Venezuela to contain the coronavirus, while Cuba rescued a ship of British citizens. Meanwhile, US sanctions worsen the toll of the Covid-19 crisis in Iran and Venezuela.

By Ben Norton

Continue reading “Italy and UK rely on help from Cuba, China, Venezuela to fight coronavirus – as US steps up brutal sanctions”

US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela’s health sector as coronavirus spreads

Promising to “smash” Venezuela’s government during a “maximum pressure March,” Trump has imposed crushing sanctions that force Venezuela to spend three times as much as non-sanctioned countries on coronavirus testing kits.

By Leonardo Flores

Continue reading “US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela’s health sector as coronavirus spreads”

¿Golpista venezolano Ricardo Hausmann escenificó una falsa renuncia al BID para conservar su cómodo trabajo en Harvard?

Atrapado en un conflicto de intereses con su empleador en Harvard, en septiembre pasado Ricardo Hausmann renunció públicamente a su trabajo como representante de Guaidó ante el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Pero puede que nunca haya abandonado el banco. ¿Fue su renuncia un ardid?

Por Anya Parampil

Continue reading “¿Golpista venezolano Ricardo Hausmann escenificó una falsa renuncia al BID para conservar su cómodo trabajo en Harvard?”

Mistrial in Trump admin’s biased case against Venezuelan embassy protectors is win for sovereignty

The Trump administration’s case against Venezuelan embassy protectors was severely biased, but ended up with a hung jury. The mistrial is a victory for sovereignty and democracy, and another failure in the coup attempt.

By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK

Continue reading “Mistrial in Trump admin’s biased case against Venezuelan embassy protectors is win for sovereignty”

Did Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stage fake IDB resignation to keep cushy Harvard job?

Caught in a conflict of interest with his employer at Harvard, Ricardo Hausmann publicly resigned his job as Guaido’s Inter-American Bank Representative last September. But he may have never left the bank. Was his resignation merely a ruse?

By Anya Parampil

Continue reading “Did Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stage fake IDB resignation to keep cushy Harvard job?”

Mientras Trump reduce los cupones de alimentos, USAID financia un cambio de régimen de Venezuela con 500 millones de dólares en dinero de impuestos

La administración Trump ha gastado 654 millones de dólares en “ayuda” para tratar de derrocar al gobierno de Venezuela, incluidos 435 millones a través de USAID y 128 millones de dólares directamente a Juan Guaidó y su corrupta administración golpista, todo mientras impone una austeridad paralizante en su propio país.

Por Ben Norton

Continue reading “Mientras Trump reduce los cupones de alimentos, USAID financia un cambio de régimen de Venezuela con 500 millones de dólares en dinero de impuestos”

US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS agents about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela

A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time by US government agents about his political beliefs and participation in the anti-war movement.

By Max Blumenthal

Continue reading “US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS agents about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela”