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Venezuela’s Guaido Seeks Military Aid for Regime Change

April 21, 2019           |                                       

The Trump Administration was quick to recognize Juan Guaido as the rightful ruler of Venezuela, but going form that to the de facto ruler is taking Guado a lot longer than he apparently expected. He’s planning a major May 1 march. He says it will be the “biggest march in history” and will demand that […]

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The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman The post Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and […]

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Russia warns Bolton: “Monroe Doctrine” Remarks are Insulting to Latin America

April 20, 2019           |                                       

What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And […]

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Europe to Resist US Sanctions on Firms That Do Business With Cuba

April 18, 2019           |                                       

The Trump Administration is interested in increasing their crackdown on Cuba, in part because of their ties to Venezuela, and in part because of Trump’s general move against the “3 stooges of socialism.” This involves sanctions moving against foreign companies that do business within Cuba, and allowing US lawsuits against them. This has angered Canada, […]

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Trump’s Call to Arms Against ‘3 Stooges of Socialism’ Done With a Clear Eye on 2020 Campaign

April 17, 2019           |                                       

President Trump’s hostility toward socialism is informing US foreign policy, particularly in Latin America, where it is driving a belligerent posture toward Venezuela and Cuba. This is far from an ideological crusade, nor a whim, however, and is being done with an eye on Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Sending his hawks out to sell the […]

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In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration, under VP Pence, is making an all-out effort to have the UN expel Venezuela’s ambassador to the UN The post Unprecedented US Efforts to Expel Venezuela’s Representative to the UN appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Under the orders of John Bolton, the Pentagon is busily developing new military options for Venezuela, both for the imposition of regime change, and more specifically for trying to deter either Russia or China from doing anything to help President Maduro. While officials continue to insist “all options are on the table,” Pentagon officials say […]

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Pence: US Determined to Oust Venezuela’s Maduro and ‘All Options Are On the Table’

April 11, 2019           |                                       

Speaking at the UN Security Council emergency meeting on Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence said that the United States remains determined to see President Maduro ousted, and that “all options are on the table.” Venezuela’s Ambassador Samuel Moncada stated the obvious, that this is a threatened US invasion, and urged the council to do something […]

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Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to the Senate to intensify US and international pressure on the government of Venezuela. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela The post More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2) […]

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White House Aide: US to Pump Money Into Venezuela After Regime Change

April 4, 2019           |                                       

In a special briefing for the Christian Science Monitor, President Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow revealed that the administration is already working with banks internationally in plans to greatly increase US investment in Venezuela if there is a regime change. President Trump has demanded immediate regime change, with Venezuela’s president to be replaced by […]

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Russia Denies 'Military Contingents' In Venezuela

March 30, 2019           |                                       

Tensions between Washington and Moscow over Venezuela continue to rise. Russia on March 30 dismissed U.S. concerns about “specialists” it has sent to Venezuela under a military cooperation deal. “The Russian side clearly stated the purpose of the arrival of its specialists to Caracas. This is not about any ‘military contingents’,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman […]

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Bolton: US May Sanction Foreign Companies for Doing Business With Venezuela

March 30, 2019           |                                       

According to John Bolton, the Trump Administration remains committed to imposing regime change in Venezuela. In the near term, this is likely to mean a major new round of sanctions aimed at punishing foreign companies that do business with Venezuela. This would be a major shift. Current US sanctions are aimed at preventing Venezuela from […]

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The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau is undermining not just Canada’s (ok, undeserved) reputation as an honest, fair mediator, but he has chosen 2019 to make Canada the enabler of the worst of US imperial policies. Yes, the Huawei debacle is an embarrassment that will be remembered more as a joke, though possibly as the […]

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