Category: Venezuela

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

US Venezuelan embassy protectors denied right to fair trial

Four US activists protecting Venezuela’s embassy in Washington, DC face prison time after the Trump administration illegally arrested them. And now a judge’s ruling blocking discovery will result in a farcical trial where the jury will not be allowed to consider the contentious legality of the coup.

By Bahman Azad and Ajamu Baraka

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Why Elliott Abrams is Smurf villain Gargamel

Trump Administration Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abram is not only the spitting image of Gargamel; the Smurfs are a fairly clear metaphor for a socialist society like the one forged in Venezuela under the Bolivarian revolution

By Anya Parampil

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Gobierno de EEUU retira los cargos falsos contra periodista Max Blumenthal

El gobierno estadounidense desistió la causa basada en falsas acusaciones de agresión contra el editor de The Grayzone Max Blumenthal que emergieron de un incidente en la embajada venezolana en mayo.

Por Ben Norton

Traducido por Diego Sequera

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‘Sexy tricks’: How journalists demonize Venezuela’s socialist government, in their own words

Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself as a “mercenary,” explaining how he aims to please his employer’s funders.

By Alan MacLeod

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US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges

As the mysterious disappearance of Secret Service records and complete absence of evidence supporting its case came to light, the US government dropped its bogus charges against journalist Max Blumenthal.

By Ben Norton

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CIA ayudó a convertir a serie ‘Jack Ryan’ en fantasía sobre cambio de régimen en Venezuela

Un análisis del investigador Tom Secker revela cómo la serie de Amazon sobre un cambio de régimen en Venezuela, “Jack Ryan”, fue moldeada por la CIA y consultores militares de EEUU – y cómo los productores del programa de televisión les ocultaron su rol a los espectadores.   

por Max Blumenthal

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CIA helped shape ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy

Analysis by researcher Tom Secker reveals how Amazon’s regime change fantasy “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” was shaped by CIA and US military consultants – and how the TV show’s producers hid their role from viewers.

By Max Blumenthal

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Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump’s economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup

In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump’s strategy to stop its “ability to have an economy” while parroting neocon regime-change myths. She then whitewashed the far-right military coup in Bolivia.

By Ben Norton

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Periodista Max Blumenthal es arrestado meses después de reportar sobre la violencia de la oposición venezolana

El editor de The Grayzone, Max Blumenthal, fue arrestado bajo falsas acusaciones luego de reportar sobre la violencia de la oposición venezolana fuera de la embajada en Washington, DC. Describe el caso fabricado como parte de una campaña más amplia de persecución política.

Por Ben Norton

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‘This charge is 100% false’: Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence

The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal has been arrested on false charges after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence outside the DC embassy. He describes the manufactured case as part of a wider campaign of political persecution.

By Ben Norton

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