Tag: citgo

Trump used looted Venezuelan public money to build border wall with Mexico

An estimated $24 billion of Venezuelan public money has been looted, and the Trump administration has used at least $601 million of it to construct a militarized wall on the US-Mexico border.

By Ben Norton

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Regime-change reality show: Venezuelan opposition splits, as Juan Guaidó tries to jump National Assembly fence

The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela’s National Assembly as its members voted him out was just the latest chapter in an absurdly bungled coup attempt, and brings Trump’s policy to a dead end.

By Leonardo Flores

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Behind the US-backed Venezuelan opposition’s massive corruption scandal

On Pushback with Aaron Maté, The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil explains how the Trump-backed right-wing opposition has essentially liquidated Venezuela’s most valuable foreign asset, Citgo, enriching US and Canadian corporations.

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‘Go to hell’: Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency

Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him about his hypocritical financial dealings and opacity. Hausmann has accepted speaking fees from repressive governments like Saudi Arabia while slamming banks that did business in Venezuela.

By Anya Parampil

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La conspiración Citgo: Opositores acusan a funcionarios de Guaidó de ‘estafa’ para liquidar el activo internacional más preciado de Venezuela

Desde hace tiempo, la oposición venezolana acusaba al gobierno bolivariano de corrupción y mala gestión. Pero con Citgo al borde de la liquidación, los funcionarios de Guaidó son demasiado incompetentes -o demasiado ladinos- para salvarla.

Por Anya Parampil

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The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of ‘scam’ to liquidate Venezuela’s most prized international asset

Venezuela’s opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation, Guaidó’s officials are too incompetent — or too devious — to save it.

By Anya Parampil
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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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