2020-05-18: Social Media Postees

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Ottawa's Ties with Far Right Colombian President Undermines Human Rights Rhetoric Regarding Venezuela
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-18
A week ago a former Canadian soldier instigated a harebrained bid to kidnap or kill Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Launched from Colombia, the plot failed spectacularly with most of the men captured or killed. | Still, the leader of the …

Sanctions in the Era of Pandemic
Phyllis Bennis | zcomm.org | 2020-05-18
From Venezuela to Iran, Washington's illegal and inhumane economic sanctions are putting millions of lives at risk…

Disgraceful yet illuminating reactions to the 2002 coup that briefly ousted Hugo Chavez: IACHR, CPJ and RSF
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-18
The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) The IACHR claimed in 2009 report on Venezuela that its reaction to the "the attempted coup d'état [of 2002] was immediate and decisive" and that it "warned that these acts constituted an interruption of the constitutional order as defined in the Democratic Charter." The evidence it offered Read…

How the international community is helping Colombia confront the coronavirus
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-18
The governments of the United States and Canada have announced financial aid to help Colombia's authorities combat the coronavirus pandemic while European nations plan to do the same. The US…

North Colombia paramilitaries had access to classified US counternarcotics documents: report
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-18
A paramilitary group from northern Colombia had access classified information from Colombian and international counternarcotics agencies allowing it to avoid drug seizures, according to Noticias Uno. According to the the…

Colombia's most infamous far-right group 'founded by important personalities'
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-18
Presumed members of Colombia's far-right group "Aguilas Negras" said Saturday they were founded by "important national personalities" in a death threat sent to politicians, a unionist and a journalist. In…

Guaido Was the 'Commander in Chief' of the Failed Mercenary Operation Against Venezuela
Patricio Zamorano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-18
New information divulged this week reveals that Juan Guaidó was designated as "commander and chief" of the mercenary operation that completely unraveled on the shores of Venezuela. The 41 page contract that formed the basis of the already known eight …

Britain Warned Against 'Coup-mongering' in Venezuela After Embassy Discovery
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-18
Venezuela has warned Britain against "coup-mongering" after the discovery of a "Venezuelan reconstruction unit" in the Foreign Office. | Demanding an urgent explanation, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreeaza lodged a formal complaint with ambassador Duncan Hill, who the minister said confirmed …

Freedom Rider: New attacks on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-18
The Democratic Party's "left" wing is mute on the latest US aggression against the people and government of Venezuela, thus giving assent to Trump by their silence.

Venezuela: Guaido's Leadership in Question Following Failed Coup Attempt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-17
A letter from Silvercorp's lawyers demanding payment has cast doubt on Guaido's denials of involvement in a recent paramilitary operation.

Attempts to whitewash the military coup of April 2002 in Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-17
Given the overwhelming support opposition voices have been given in western media since Hugo Chavez was first elected in 1998, it is unsurprising that some would have had the audacity to attempt at least a partial whitewash of what the opposition and its foreign allies did in April of 2002. I'll address some of those Read…

The sad story of Colombia's Supreme Court judge who only accidentally gets people in legal trouble
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-17
Colombia's Supreme Court magistrate Cristina Lombana seems to have a special gift to accidentally get her allegedly criminal former army buddies in legal trouble. Since President Ivan Duque swore in…

Stuck in Colombia? Our home is your home until you're repatriated
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-17
Colombia may maintain its ban on international travel. Your embassy will inform you about repatriation. Meanwhile, our home is your home. President Ivan Duque's consideration is not unique. Because Latin…

Operation Baton: Colombia's most epic military corruption probe in history?
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-17
Colombia's army is so corrupt, one general was even selling classified information to guerrillas, a counterintelligence operation discovered before its findings mysteriously disappeared. Operation Baton was meant to purge the…

Ecuador's pandemic: Rightist regime fails to confront crisis
Michael Otto | workers.org | 2020-05-16
Ibarra, Ecuador May 9

Anonymous shootings target students as violence against activists increases in Chile
Carole Concha Bell | thecanary.co | 2020-05-15
Chile has had a turbulent few months. And at the end of April, a dozen people were shot from an unmarked car in one of Santiago's most populated suburbs, La Florida, during a peaceful protest. This was not an isolated incident. Violence against students and protesters by anonymous attackers has…

In less than a month, Brazil sees two health ministers leave office
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-15
Oncologist Nelson Teich asked to step down from his position as Minister of Health on Friday morning May 15, according to the government. A press conference will be held in the afternoon. | Teich took over the position as Health Minister on April 17, after Luiz Henrique Mandetta was fired from the position. In Teich's speech when assuming the position, he affirmed that he would work to ease social isolation measures, but in a "technical and scientific" way. | As of now, the individual expected to take over the position is General Eduardo Pazuello, the current number two in the ministry. | History: | While…

PDF download of May 14 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-15
Download entire 12-page PDF here. Justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Kent State and Jackson State. Also: COVID‚Äë19: capitalism's end stage; workers resist. Editorial: Changing narrative in Michigan. World: China, Vietnam, Haiti, Ecuador. Tear down prisons: victory in PA; San Quentin caravan; No cages for migrants; Global prisons & white supremacy; Solidarity . . . | Continue reading PDF download of May 14 issue at Workers.org

Guaidó and the Failed Military Operation Against Venezuela: a Story of Betrayal and Financial Corruption
Patricio Zamorano | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-15
Now that we have had a few days to study the failed, illegal paramilitary incursion by a group of American and Venezuelan mercenaries into Venezuela, some key details have emerged in this incredible story. They reveal the internal dynamics of the fractured, demoralized, and financially corrupt nature of the hardline sectors of the opposition. Much…

[UPDATED] Venezuelan Oil Sector Continues Slump Amid Pandemic, US Sanctions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-13
The Maduro government is working to repair refineries with Chinese and Iranian assistance to tackle fuel shortages.

Guaidó's mercenary hit contract on Venezuela's Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings
Alan MacLeod | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-11
The leaked contract between Juan Guaidó and the Silvercorp USA mercenary firm closely resembles a DEA bounty placed on the…

Western Venezuela Rocked by Rolling Blackouts
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-11
Low water levels at hydroelectric dams, "terrorist sabotage" and damaged infrastructure have been blamed for the power cuts.

[UPDATED] Venezuela Makes Fresh Arrests as Opposition Splinters over Failed Coup
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-10
Trump said the operation "was not a good attack," again denying any US involvement.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Flouts Social Distancing Rule Posing for Rally Pics With Children
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-18
Although keeping a face mask on, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has continued to defy the key WHO rule to curb the spread of the novel virus – social distancing, as he mingled with the crowd during a recent rally near the presidential palace in the country's capital.

Coronavirus; US Election; Venezuela
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-18
Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows – this week we talk all about coronavirus and US election…

The Heat: Brazil now ranks sixth in global pandemic infections
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-05-14
Brazil records its deadliest day yet from the coronavirus.

Venezuela calls on UK government to 'abandon coup-mongering plans' after The Canary's investigation
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2020-05-16
Following an investigation by The Canary, the Venezuelan government has formally called on the UK to "abandon Washington's coup-mongering plans and any destabilizing initiative". | Venezuela Reconstruction Unit: | On 13 May, The Canary revealed the existence of a specialist unit within the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) dedicated to the 'reconstruction' of Venezuela. Files obtained un…

Ecuador's neoliberal war on public sector worsens COVID-19 catastrophe
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-12
Healthcare Denis RogatyukIssue 1265 Ecuador COVID-19 IMF neoliberal offensiveMay 12, 2020The Carondelet presidential palace in Quito stands in…

US unable to block Iran gasoline shipments to Venezuela: Source
Press TV | iranian.com | 2020-05-18
A senior source within the Iranian petroleum industry says the United States would be practically unable to block shipments of gasoline from Iran to Venezuela at a time the two countries need to cooperate to mitigate the impacts of American sanctions on their energy sectors. Hamid Hosseini, who serves as the spokesman of the Iranian …

Iranian Warns US Acts Over Venezuela Fuel Shipments Will Not 'Go Without Repercussion'
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2020-05-15
An Iranian news agency has warned the US against taking action against several Iranian-flagged tankers transporting fuel to Venezuela, as Washington has threatened. "If the United States, just like pirates, intends to create insecurity on international waterways, it would be taking a dangerous risk and that will certainly not go without repercussion," Iran's Nour News …

Silvercorp co-founder speaks with The Grayzone: What did State Department know about failed Venezuela invasion?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-08
The Grayzone speaks to Drew White

Climate Crisis: False Techtopia, Tariffs Accounting, Orphan Wells, And The Dead Cow
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-08
Recent studies debunk the false techtopianism in climate science models, U.S. import tariffs failed climate accounting, and Argentina's shale industry is flailing. As fracking goes bust, what happens to orphaned wells?

US Investigating Ex-Green Beret, Denies 'Direct' Involvement in Failed Venezuela Coup
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-07
New documents confirm that the Venezuelan opposition signed a contract with Florida-based Silvercorp to kidnap President Nicolas Maduro.

Profiting from the Pandemic: Will Pharmaceutical Giants Use Patents to Limit Access to COVID Drugs?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-07
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide approaches 4 million and the pandemic could be with us for months or years, we look at who can access drugs like remdesivir, being developed by pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which has the patent for the drug and is poised to make massive profits. We look at how much drugs like remdesivir will cost, and who can access them, with writer Achal Prabhala, coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, which campaigns for access to medicines in India, Brazil and South Africa.

Ecuador's Moreno govt persecutes opponents as coronavirus catastrophe exposes its neoliberal war on public sector
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-06
Sentencing former President Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas to eight years in jail and barring them from public office for…

Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Venezuela: Two US Citizens Captured in Botched Coup Attempt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-05
Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.

Paramilitary invasions in Venezuela: Made in USA
Nic de la Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-05
Attempted invasion taken care of swiftly and efficiently by the Venezuelan government.

[Correspondence] The arrival of SARS-CoV-2 in Venezuela
Alberto E Paniz-Mondolfi, Emilia M Sordillo, Marilianna C Márquez-Colmenarez, Lourdes A Delgado-Noguera, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales | thelancet.com | 2020-05-04
We read with interest the World Report about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Venezuelan migrants.1 We concur wholeheartedly that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a negative impact on Venezuelans who have taken refuge in neighbouring countries.

Venezuela: 45 Killed in Guanare Prison Riot
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-04
The government pledged to investigate the May 1 riot, which it described as an attempted breakout.

Venezuelan Armed Forces: Paramilitary Incursion Neutralized
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-03
Former US green beret Jordan Goudreau, reported to have led preparations for a coup, confirmed the operation.

Former US Special Ops Soldier Led Plot to Invade Venezuela: Sources
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-02
AP reports that the Venezuelan opposition and Colombian authorities were aware of the plan.

Remembering Henri Falcon's May 2018 Presidential campaign in Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-02
Henri Falcon was a viable candidate

US to Mobilize Military Reservists in 'Anti-Drug' Operation Against Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-30
The Trump administration is also targeting oil-for-food deals involving the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies.

Venezuela Rolls out Cabinet Change, Economic Measures to Combat Inflation
venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-27
Measures include a 60 percent wage increase and a push to bring food prices under control.

Venezuela: Guaido to Use Funds Frozen in US to Pay Loyalists $5000 Monthly Salaries
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-23
Pro-Guaido lawmakers and diplomats will take nearly a third of an $80 million "Liberation Fund."

Trump Administration Orders Chevron to Shutter Venezuela Operations
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-22
The latest measures followed reports of fresh dialogue between the government and the opposition.

US 'Plunders' $342m of Venezuelan Funds as COVID-19 Hotspot Breaks Out at Baseball Academy
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-20
The money has been transferred from a Venezuelan Central Bank account at Citibank to an account at the US Federal Reserve.