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Venezuela Formally Begins Process to Exit ‘Interventionist’ OAS

Caracas (TeleSUR) – Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said her country’s decision was based on dignity and sovereignty. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez presented the official letter Thursday to start the process for the country to pull out of the Organization of American States, which she said was attempting to intervene and promote a coup in Venezuela. “Today we […]

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Make No Mistake: There is a Media Blockade Against Venezuela

Caracas (VA) – Venezuela is in flames. Or at least parts of it is. Since April 4th, opposition militants have been carrying out targeted acts of violence, vandalism and arson, as well as deliberately clashing with security forces in an attempt to plunge the country into total chaos and forcefully remove the elected socialist government. It […]

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Trump Puts WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in the Crosshairs

London (TeleSUR) – The U.S. has not formally laid charges against Assange, but many within the new administration are signaling a hostile approach. United States Attorney general Jeff Session said the country was stepping up its efforts against leaks and that the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was now a “priority.” While U.S. policy toward Assange still […]

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US Pumped $4.2M in 2015 to Destabilize Venezuelan Government

Caracas (teleSUR) – Almost US$2 million of these funds were funneled through the National Endowment for Democracy for opposition organizations ahead of the elections. In 2015, the United States government earmarked at least US$4.26 million for Venezuela through the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, with much of this going to organizations undertaking anti-government work. […]

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Venezuela Finds US Army Uniforms in Paramilitary Camp at Border

Tachira, Venezuela (teleSUR) — Tachira— where the paramilitary camp was discovered — was also the region where the government found a large cache of Venezuelan currency in December Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces, FANB, dismantled a right-wing paramilitary camp near the Colombian border Tuesday, discovering U.S. army uniforms, among others. The FANB also discovered stolen Venezuelan […]

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74 Percent of Venezuelans Don’t Trust the Opposition: Survey

Caracas, Venezuela (teleSUR) The survey asked participants whether they believe the Democratic Unity Roundtable lives up to its goals and commitments. Venezuelan polling organization Meganalisis released a new survey Friday revealing that 74.3 percent of Venezuelans don’t trust the country’s right-wing opposition. The survey, conducted in February, asked participants whether they believe the Democratic Unity […]

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Trump Meets with Wife of Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader

Washington D.C. – (teleSUR) U.S. President Donald Trump met the wife of Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori, in the White House. U.S. President Donald Trump invited Liliana Tintori, wife of disgraced Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, to the White House Wednesday. Trump used the visit to call for the release of Lopez who has been in […]

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US Lawmakers Call on Trump to Impose New Sanctions on Venezuela

Caracas (TeleSUR) – The congresspeople also want to boost funding for right-wing opposition groups operating within the country. A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to apply new sanctions against Venezuela’s Bolivarian government, alleging that it supports corruption, human rights abuses, and “terrorism.” Cuban-American right-wing congresspeople Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Florida, and Sen. Robert Menendez, […]

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Bolivia’s Evo Calls on Mexico to Unite with ‘Family in South’

Sucre – (teleSUR) Evo Morales proposals to Mexico are an attempt to counter U.S. President Trump’s plan to build a wall along U.S.-Mexico border and impose borders taxes. Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday invited Mexico to rejoin the Group of 77 plus China and help build the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC. Morales […]