An Iranian news agency has warned the US against taking action against several Iranian-flagged tankers transporting fuel to Venezuela, as Washington has threatened.
The US has been unsuccessfully trying to remove Venezuela’s democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro from his post for two years with methods that look like they have been taken from the "coup book" used by Washington in Latin America over the last century.
Venezuela is suffering from an acute economic crisis that has been exacerbated by economic sanctions imposed against the country by the US in 2019, essentially crippling the nation's oil refineries among other things.
The British government has openly allied with the US in backing the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó's self-appointment as interim president. However, newly obtained responses to freedom of information requests by investigative journalist John McEvoy expose a much deeper relationship with members of the coup-government in waiting.
On Thursday, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza summoned the UK’s top diplomat in the country “to present a formal protest and demand explanations” for the creation of a “Venezuela Reconstruction Unit” in the British Embassy.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The United States is tracing and tracking fuel tankers arriving in Venezuela, which constitutes a violation of international law, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Thursday.
Between 1976 and 1983 up to 30,000 left-wing activists and intellectuals were secretly abducted by the military junta and held in torture centres in Argentina, before being killed. Among the most famous of them was Rodolfo Walsh, the father of investigative journalism in Latin America.
President Maduro's accusations that the plan to overthrow him was hatched in the heart of American democracy are apparently based on the testimony of one mercenary who got arrested after a botched raid this month.
Although Washington has denied any involvement in the botched Venezuela raid it has nevertheless hurt its prestige and soft power, says Mark Sleboda, a US military veteran and international affairs and security analyst. The failed coup is over, and Venezuela will have a brief respite before Washington will try something like it again, he predicts.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva plans to approve a request from Chile for a $24.8 million Flexible Credit Line (FCL), the organization announced in a press release.
Venezuelan security forces and fishermen doubling as Bolivarian militia arrested several dozen mercenaries in the wake of a botched naval invasion earlier this month. A US national allegedly involved in the plot has said that the operation was aimed at kidnapping President Nicolas Maduro and taking him back to the United States for prosecution.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly referred as Amlo, came to power in 2018 with a plea to end the Drug War in Mexico. The newly established National Guard was set to replace the disbanded state police forces in a bid to fight organised crime; however, the new structure has not yet proven to be much more effective than the one it replaced.
The fallout continues from ‘Operation Gideon’, the brazen May 3-4 attempt by a US security contractor to invade Venezuela, kidnap its president and take him back to the United States. The White House remains in damage control mode, denying any responsibility for the plot while seeking to bring the captured US mercenaries involved back home.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi made a donation of 500,000 euros ($540,000) to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in his native Argentina, the media reported on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has accepted the resignation of two of his aides who are currently wanted by Caracas on charges of a botched armed incursion into the country to topple President Nicolas Maduro, Spain's EFE news agency reported on Monday, citing Guaido's office.
The South American country has a relatively small number of coronavirus cases (10,495) and deaths (445) compared with Europe and the West, but the pandemic has already put pressure on the nation's healthcare and funeral systems.
Washington is seeking to get rid of prominent Venezuelan military figures including dissident generals in order to undermine the country's resistance potential and Chavista movement, suggests former Hugo Chavez adviser Heinz Dieterich explaining the amphibious botched raid.
CARACAS (Sputnik) - A national court in Venezuela has ruled to take two US citizens into custody for being involved in the failed maritime invasion of Venezuela, the country’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice has announced.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Sanctions imposed on Venezuela have the sole aim of exerting pressure on the country’s leadership, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, with the aim of initiating a change of government in the country, Carlos Ron Martinez, Venezuela’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America said.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed that Colombia supported the failed seaborne invasion into Venezuela in a joint act with the US - something that Bogota and Washington have denied, slamming the accusation as an effort to drive attention away from the "internal crisis" in Caracas and the rest of the nation.