Tag: coup

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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Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy

Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of deposed President Manuel Zelaya’s party explains to The Grayzone what’s behind the protest wave.

By Alex Rubinstein


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Who’s behind the pro-Guaido mob that besieged Venezuela’s embassy in Washington?

The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela’s D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists emerged as de facto spokespeople for the mob.

By Jeb Sprague and Alexander Rubinstein

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US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin

The Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition.

By Anya Parampil

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DC embassy protectors force Guaido’s shadow ambassador to flee in failure as coup flops in Venezuela

A group of determined US activists forced Juan Guaido’s shadow ambassador, Carlos Vecchio, to flee from a rally that was supposed to mark his triumphant entry into the Venezuelan embassy in Washington

By Max Blumenthal

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Watch Americans defend Venezuela’s embassy in DC from takeover by coup forces

An inside look at the grassroots Embassy Protection Collective comprised of Americans who have gathered from across the country to defend Venezuela’s embassy in Washington DC – and international law itself – from a brazen takeover attempt by Juan Guaido’s US-backed coup administration.

By Anya Parampil

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