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