Tag: Hugo Chavez

Longest-held Puerto Rican political prisoner sends support to Venezuela

Puerto Rico’s longest-held political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera, who was incarcerated in the US for 36 years, sent a message of solidarity to Venezuela

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Real life and resistance in Venezuela – Ben Norton reports on effects of US blockade

Ben Norton speaks about his reporting in Venezuela, where he investigated how bipartisan US sanctions and Trump’s embargo are making lives hell for civilians.

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Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign

After The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann’s opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was forced to resign from the Inter-American Development Bank, in the latest blow to the failing US-led coup attempt in Venezuela.

By Max Blumenthal

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‘John Bolton tried to assassinate me’: Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal sits down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas. We discuss the plots to kill him, US sanctions on food distribution, corruption allegations, and the corporate media’s industrial grade demonization campaign against him and his elected government.

Video by Ben Norton

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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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US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela ‘is not a dictatorship’ and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro

Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela “is not a dictatorship” and only international “humanitarian intervention” can topple Maduro.

By Ben Norton

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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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VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games

The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations of Venezeula’s socialist leader and sabotage of its electrical infrastructure.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

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Venezuela Coup Leader’s Oil Plans Revealed: Guaidó Hopes to Privatize State-Controlled Industry

US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela’s oil industry and open up the oil-rich country to foreign corporations, Reuters reported.

By Ben Norton

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