US Imposes Travel Ban on Officials From Venezuela

By: Thursday July 31, 2014 9:12 am

After getting caught in the attempted coup and murder of President Hugo Chavez, the US government backed off Venezuela a bit. The US imperialist forces had clearly botched the job in a fiasco that even dragged in the Bush White House. Chavez was staying and the tradition of asserting US dominance in Latin America would have to wait, until now.

The Obama Administration has now imposed travel bans on officials serving in the freely elected Venezuelan government.


Venezuela: What CNN (or CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, etc.) Won’t Tell You

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 5:00 pm

The powers that be want Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution to fail.

Podcast: The US-Supported ‘Opposition’ in Venezuela & How They Threaten Country’s Democracy

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 9:30 am

Venezuela has been experiencing threats to democracy for the past ten to fifteen years from aristocrats, people of “extreme old wealth,” whose families had traditionally been in power for many generations. But, in recent history, the oligarchs have had to contend with profound disgust toward the reality that Venezuelans from lower classes have had power in the country

Classism and racism—because most of these people in power who the extremely wealthy despise are darker skinned—has fueled hatred and a refusal to recognize the Bolivarian revolution brought about by President Hugo Chavez.

How to Fund and Facilitate a Coup

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 5:55 pm

Last week two countries experienced coup attempts in which the United States played some part, Ukraine and Venezuela. While Ukraine’s leader Viktor Yanukovych was forced to flee Kiev to a location still unknown, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has managed to survive.

Come Saturday Morning: Will Venezuela Be The Next Honduras?

By: Saturday February 22, 2014 7:00 am

No wonder that the Mercosur nations — the Latin-American group similar to the European Union — strongly oppose the efforts of the anti-Chavistas to destablize and overthrow Nicolas Maduro.

Right Wing Rioters in Venezuela Shoot Journalist

By: Friday February 21, 2014 9:13 am

After losing another free and fair election the far right forces of Venezuela repeated what they did in 2002, 2003, and 2004 – they rioted in hopes of destabilizing the democratically elected government.

Right Wing Groups Riot In Venezuela As State Department Dodges Questions of US Involvement

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 10:03 am

Here we go again. As right wing groups with shady connections riot in Venezuela, demanding the democratically elected left wing president resign, the US State Department is dodging questions as to whether US intelligence agencies are assisting the rioters. For those with hazy memories, we’ve seen this movie before.

Do “Peace Accords” Lead to Peace, Justice and Security for the People?

By: Friday July 26, 2013 6:19 pm

It is commonly assumed that “peace agreements” between pro-US rightwing regimes and leftwing insurgents lead to peace, justice and greater security. A number of peace agreements which were signed and implemented in the 1990’s in Central America, South Africa, Philippines and elsewhere provide us with ample data over two decades to confirm or reject this commonplace assumption.

State Dept. Whistleblower Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden Is One of Us

By: Friday July 12, 2013 1:20 pm

Edward Snowden today made clear both his own bona fides as a whistleblower, and the hypocrisy of the United States in its manhunt for him.

Whistleblower? Snowden’s remarks reinforce the basic tenet of whistleblowing, that is an act of conscience. He made clear what he gave up– home, family, perhaps even his liberty and life– and what we gained, learning what a government which claims to be “of the people” is doing to the people.

In Statement, Snowden Announces He Formally Accepts Venezuela’s Offer of Asylum

By: Friday July 12, 2013 8:27 am

NSA whistleblower met with human rights groups in a Moscow airport. During the meeting, he discussed his options for leaving Moscow to get to countries in Latin America that have offered him asylum. He also discussed how human rights organizations might be able to assist him.

Snowden prepared a full statement for representatives of human rights organizations, who attended the meeting. The statement has been posted by WikiLeaks.

He announced that he “formally accepted offers of support or asylum” that had been extended to him and “all others that may be offered in the future.”

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