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08.02.2019

UN Warns Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid in Venezuela

UN Warns Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid in Venezuela

The United Nations warned on Wednesday against using aid as a pawn in Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country’s border and accused President Nicolas Maduro of blocking its delivery with trucks and shipping containers. U.S. officials claimed trucks carrying aid had arrived in Colombia for delivery… »

08.02.2019

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

By Howard Richards Now a hue and cry has gone up that Europe is in danger. The continued existence of Europe’s core ideals –of its very essence– is said to be threatened. The occasion of today’s hue and cry is the possibility that the populist far right might sweep the… »

08.02.2019

Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path To War

Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path To War

The United States has been working with oligarchs in Venezuela to remove President Maduro since he came to office in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez and was re-elected that year. After he won re-election to another six-year term in 2018, the regime change planners sought new strategies to… »

08.02.2019

Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

The new report of Corporate Europe Observatory, called “Captured states: When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests”, warns about the power that corporate lobbies have in influencing decision-making in the EU. Member states play a hugely important role in EU decision-making, but too often… »

06.02.2019

Corporate Titans Target Venezuela

Corporate Titans Target Venezuela

by BRUCE LESNICK Originally published on Counterpunch, 06/02/2019 Ruling elites have united behind the Trump administration in its illegal, unjust and brutal attempt to meddle in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Democrats and Republicans alike have fallen in line, revealing the degree to… »

05.02.2019

The Vultures of Caracas

The Vultures of Caracas

We are frequently told that people in Venezuela have no food, clothing or toilet paper, and that popular discontent with the left wing government is driven by real hunger. There are elements of truth in this story, though the causes of economic dislocation are far more complex than the media… »

03.02.2019

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Russia and China have already moved to create a shadow bank-transfer system in case the United States unplugs them from SWIFT. Germany, France and even the U.S. poodle Britain joined to create INSTEX — Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges. by MICHAEL HUDSON Originally published on… »

02.02.2019

UN rejects self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó

UN rejects self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has rejected an aid request by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó, stressing that the body only cooperates with the country’s recognized government led by President Nicolas Maduro.   Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for Guterres, conveyed the secretary general’s reply to the aid request in a public… »

30.01.2019

How Today’s Crisis in the Congo Began

How Today’s Crisis in the Congo Began

By Vijay Prashad, Kambale Musavuli This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.   The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is both one of the richest countries in the world, and one of the poorest. It is one of the richest countries… »

30.01.2019

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s war on Venezuela

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s war on Venezuela

American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America’s economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not… »

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