Latin America & Caribbean

In early 1970s, in a note to the CIA, Henry Kissinger recommended “Make the economy scream.” The same concept has been applied to Venezuela, with advanced techniques of financial warfare.
Mild thunder before the storm? It sets the stage? A failed putsch which may be followed by a real US sponsored military coup at some later date? The failed coup, a sloppy intelligence operation? Was this event planned to fail from the very outset? An Important Historical Precedent, Santiago de Chile. The Failed June 29, 1973 Coup
Who buys this gold? Large corporations. One of them is the Swiss registered Metalor, among the world’s largest gold foundries. Annually, 3,000 to 3,500 tons of gold are mined across the globe. Switzerland refines about 70-80% of all the gold in the world. An estimated 20% to 30% of it is considered ‘blood gold’
Washington thought that their puppet, self-declared “interim President” Juan Guaidó, still had a chance. The U.S. government made a callous bet that the installation of Guaidó, would be enough to force the people of Venezuela to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro
Juan Guaidó Confesses Being Behind the Sabotage of Venezuela’s Electric System By Gustavo Villapol and VTV, March 30, 2019
Trump
Neoliberals and Neocons Declare “All Options on the Table” in Venezuela By Kurt Nimmo, March 30, 2019
Russia Officially Rubbished Alt-Media’s False Reports About a Venezuelan Base. Reality Check By Andrew Korybko, March 29, 2019
Welcome to Hell: Peruvian Mining City of La Rinconada By Andre Vltchek, March 29, 2019
Brazil: 55 Years after the Overthrow of Democratically Elected President Joao Goulart, the New Far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro Has Announced a Celebration of the 1964 Military Coup By Eric Toussaint, March 29, 2019
Video: Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria By Dimitri Lascaris, March 29, 2019
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Russia Rejects Trump Regime Demand to Leave Venezuela By Stephen Lendman, March 28, 2019
Cuba: The Revolution “Must be Fun” By Prof Susan Babbitt, March 28, 2019
Down the Imperial Memory Hole with Venezuela By Dr. Fred Guerin, March 27, 2019
Venezuelan Gov’t Presents Evidence of Alleged Opposition Paramilitary Plot By Ricardo Vaz, March 26, 2019
Third Trump Regime Sabotage of Venezuela’s Electrical Grid Foiled By Stephen Lendman, March 26, 2019
Operation Condor and the United States: Torture, Death Squads and Echoes in the New Millennium By Edward B. Winslow, March 25, 2019
Russia Sends “Peacekeeping” Troops to Venezuela. Joint Military Exercises. By Stephen Lendman, March 25, 2019
US and Puppet Guaido Implicated in Terrorism Plot Against Venezuela By Kevin Zeese, March 25, 2019
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Auctions 12 Airports to Private Operators By Telesur, March 24, 2019
Water Is Life – They Are Stealing Our Livelihood and We Aren’t Even Noticing By Peter Koenig, March 24, 2019
Trump Regime Anti-Government Paramilitary Plot Uncovered in Venezuela By Stephen Lendman, March 24, 2019
Venezuelan Authorities Detain Guaido Henchman for “Terrorist Cell” Involvement By Stephen Lendman, March 22, 2019
Maduro: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in ‘Criminal’ Measure By Paul Dobson, March 22, 2019
Is It Really All that Surprising that Trump Wants Brazil in NATO? By Andrew Korybko, March 21, 2019
Stealing Venezuela’s Assets: US-based Citigroup to Sell Venezuela’s Gold “Placed as Collateral” By South Front, March 21, 2019
US Imposes New Sanctions as Venezuelan Government Denounces Takeover of Diplomatic Offices By Ricardo Vaz, March 21, 2019
Warfare Tools
Is Trump Really About to Attack Venezuela? By Rep. Ron Paul, March 20, 2019
Gold Fever? US Treasury Sanctions Venezuela Gold Mining Company By Telesur, March 20, 2019
Trump, Bolsonaro and the Danger of Fascism By Patrick Martin, March 20, 2019
#Hands Off Venezuela, #Yankees Go Home! Global Mobilizations in Solidarity with Venezuela By Peoples Dispatch, March 20, 2019
Video: Caracas Streets and Store — Food Crisis? See for Yourself! By Eva Bartlett, March 19, 2019
Major Human Rights Groups Consistently Supporting US Proxy Figures within Cuba By Shane Quinn, March 19, 2019
Map (and Objectives) of the Irregular War on Energy in Venezuela By Misión Verdad, March 18, 2019
Canada’s Next Target After Venezuela: Cuba? By Yves Engler, March 18, 2019
Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based on Lies and Threats By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, March 18, 2019
War Against Venezuela Is War Against Us All By Christopher Black, March 17, 2019
Veterans Call on U.S. Troops to Resist Illegal Orders to Invade Venezuela in Response to Trump By Veterans for Peace, March 17, 2019
England’s Irish Slaves By Robert E. West, March 17, 2019
Report: Only 10 Vaquita Remain, May Not Survive President Obrador’s Tenure By Center For Biological Diversity, March 16, 2019
The US Revisits the Cold War Era in Its Stance on Cuba. Enacting Title III of the Helms-Burton Act By Dr. Birsen Filip, March 16, 2019
Trudeau’s Position on Honduras Reveals Hypocrisy About Venezuela By Yves Engler, March 15, 2019
Helms-Burton Act Meant to Re-colonize Cuba By Raúl Capote, March 15, 2019
Venezuela — More Might Makes Right By Barry Kissin and Frederick, March 15, 2019
Fox News Doubles Down on the Big Lie and Venezuela By Kurt Nimmo, March 15, 2019
Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido’s Economic Agenda By Anya Parampil, March 14, 2019
US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’ By Max Blumenthal, March 14, 2019
Another Reason for Washington in Venezuela? Monroe Doctrine: “This Country is in Our Hemisphere” By F. William Engdahl, March 14, 2019
Latin America: Searching for New Forms of Struggle. Leader of Brazil’s Landless Movement By João Pedro Stedile and Carlos Aznárez, March 13, 2019
US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Social Gains. Poverty Was Curtailed By Gregory Shupak, March 13, 2019
Venezuela: Suspend Debt Repayments and Create an Emergency Humanitarian Fund By Eric Toussaint, March 13, 2019
Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela By Stephen Lendman, March 13, 2019
US Congressmen Introduce Bill to Prohibit US Courts from Recognizing Cuban Trademarks By Telesur, March 13, 2019
Decades of US Support for International Terrorists in Their War Against Cuba By Shane Quinn, March 12, 2019
Greater Trump Regime Intervention in Venezuela Coming? Sabotage as a Prelude to All Out War? By Stephen Lendman, March 12, 2019
Video: Venezuela Blackout: Cyber Attacks, Sabotage and Political Horror Movies By South Front, March 12, 2019
“Lights Out!” Did Trump and His Neocons Recycle Bush-Era Plan to Knock Out Venezuela’s Power Grid? By Whitney Webb, March 12, 2019
Trump Regime Electricity War in Venezuela More Serious than First Believed By Stephen Lendman, March 11, 2019
US Negotiations: Masters of Defeats By Prof. James Petras, March 11, 2019
We Are Being Lied into War Again By Lee Camp, March 11, 2019
NYT Denies that Venezuela Burned Aid Convoy By Prensa Latina, March 11, 2019
US Is Pushing Venezuela to the Brink by Attacking Its Power Grid By Andrew Korybko, March 11, 2019
Venezuela: Public Disbelief that the US Is “Spreading Democracy”. Weaponizing “Fake News” By Helen Buyniski, March 10, 2019
Venezuela’s Civilian-Military Union and the White Supremacist American 17th Century Pilgrims By Arnold August, March 10, 2019
Black Alliance for Peace Heads to Venezuela By Black Alliance for Peace, March 10, 2019
International Observers to Venezuela’s Election Pen Letter to the EU By Jeremy Fox, Jospeh Farrell, and Calvin Tucker, et al., March 10, 2019
Corporate Media “Presstitutes” Turn Blind Eye to UN Report on Venezuela By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, March 09, 2019
Senator Rubio
The Psychosis of the Neocons: Senator Marco Rubio “Makes Fun” of the Suffering of the Venezuelan People By Kurt Nimmo, March 09, 2019
Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage By Telesur, March 09, 2019
Another Failed Coup in Venezuela? By George Ciccariello-Maher, March 09, 2019
Trudeau, Bolsonaro, et al: “Informed Consent” and the Political Contempt for Human Life By Judith Deutsch, March 09, 2019
Venezuelan Government Denounces New Attack on Electric System By Telesur, March 08, 2019
Rubio Demands US Initiate “Widespread Unrest” in Venezuela By Zero Hedge, March 08, 2019
Venezuela: Mainstream Media Fake News – What the UN Rapporteur Really Said By True Publica, March 07, 2019
Venezuela: Broad Support for Guaidó Reveals Stark Contempt for International Law By Shane Quinn, March 07, 2019
Hands Off Venezuela! No Coup, No War, No Sanctions By Answer Coalition, March 06, 2019
Eight Venezuela Lies the US Government and the Mainstream Media Want You to Believe By Makia Freeman, March 06, 2019
Washington’s Escalation to Venezuela’s Oil By Nino Pagliccia, March 06, 2019
The Recolonization of Latin America and the War on Venezuela By Prof. James Petras, March 06, 2019
Julian Assange: Hard Power, Soft Power or Something in Between? Washington in Quito By Megan Sherman, March 05, 2019
Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela By Kurt Nimmo, March 04, 2019
Is a Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent? By James Jordan, March 03, 2019
Trump’s Other ‘National Emergency’: Sanctions that Kill Venezuelans By Mark Weisbrot, March 03, 2019
The Coup Against President Aristide 15 Years Later: The Clintons, the Canadians, and Western NGOs all Complicit in a Never-Ending Tragedy By Michael Welch, Yves Engler, and Jean Saint-Vil, March 02, 2019
Haiti, The Government-run Narco-state. Country at the Mercy of Drug-Dealers By Joël Léon, March 02, 2019