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Washington isolated over Venezuela

Posted by seumasach on March 25, 2014

Washington isolé sur la question vénézuélienne

Smart power faces defeat in Venezuela



23rd March, 2014

La révolte anti-bolivarienne s’essouffle. Faute d’arriver à mobiliser les Vénézuéliens, les « insurgés » des beaux quartiers et leurs sponsors états-uniens tentent de mobiliser les diplomates au siège washingtonien de l’OEA (l’Organisation des Etats américains). Le chercheur français Salim Lamrani, décortique ce nouvel échec du Département d’Etat.

Depuis le début du mois de février 2014, les secteurs d’extrême droite de l’opposition multiplient les actes criminels au Venezuela dans le but de rompre l’ordre constitutionnel et de renverser le président démocratiquement élu Nicolas Maduro.


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The Quiet Grab

Posted by smeddum on September 22, 2009

– Monday, 21 September 2009 |


My Two Cents

By: Andy Sutton

While all the hubbub here in the US has centered around abominations such as cash 4 clunkers, tax credits for buying homes, and the other machinations directed at returning the US to the blissful year of 2005, other portions of the world have taken notice and have been conducting some activities of their own. They have been locking down ever-growing stockpiles of critical basic materials needed to run their economies. These strategic moves have certainly not been done in secret, but given how we spend our intellectual energies here in America, they might as well have been. Leading the pack has been China, but there have certainly been others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Venezuela: Strengthening “Strategic Alliances” and a Multi-polar World

Posted by smeddum on September 3, 2009

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the African Union Summit in Libya (VTV)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the African Union Summit in Libya (VTV)

Caracas, September 1st 2009 ( – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said that the tour he is carrying out in various countries in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe is aimed at strengthening Venezuela’s “strategic alliances” that have been built throughout ten years of his government.

Speaking from Tripoli, Libya, where he arrived on August 31 to participate in a special summit of the African Union and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the revolution in the African country, Chavez also said that Venezuela had played a “modest but important” role in contributing to the construction of a multi-polar world.

In 1999, “We had a clear understanding of the international map and began to seek solid, firm and serious allies,” he said, referring to the early stages of his government.  Ten years later Venezuela has built strong alliances, not only with nations but with strategic regions, from northern Africa to the Eurasian region, the head of state pointed out in a telephone conversation broadcast on state owned VTV. Read the rest of this entry »

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RT: Eva Golinger on US military preparations in Columbia

Posted by smeddum on August 16, 2009

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Venezuela, Russia Forge Strategic Alliance

Posted by smeddum on November 2, 2008

Venezuela, Russia Forge Strategic Alliance
Caracas, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Russia are preparing a meeting of their top leaders, with implications likely to have more than a binational nature by forging an oil alliance for joint operation in third countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Latin America’s New Consensus

Posted by smeddum on October 31, 2008

Latin America’s New Consensus
Foreign Policy In Focus
When the Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz said the great tragedy of Mexico was that it was so far from God and so close to the United States, the comment summed up the long and tortured relationship between the Colossus of the North and Latin America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Human Rights Watch in Venezuela

Posted by alfied on September 29, 2008

Human Rights Watch in Venezuela

Lies, Crimes and Cover-ups

By James Petras

28/09/08 “ICH ” — – Human Rights Watch, a US-based group claiming to be a non-governmental organization, but which is in fact funded by government-linked quasi-private foundations and a Congressional funded political propaganda organization, the National Endowment for Democracy, has issued a report “A Decade Under Chavez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela” (9/21/2008 The publication of the “Report” directed by Jose Miguel Vivanco and sub-director Daniel Walkinson led to their expulsion from Venezuela for repeated political-partisan intervention in the internal affairs of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Protesters Demand an End to US Coups

Posted by smeddum on September 23, 2008

London Protesters Demand an End to US Coups
September 23rd, 2008
By Paul Haste Charley Allan

Venezuela Analysis
Scores of solidarity campaigners picketed the US embassy in London on Wednesday night before a huge rally at the National Union of Journalists head office to demand an end to US interference in Latin America.
Responding to ongoing coup attempts in Bolivia and Venezuela, NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear said that it was ironic that he was protesting outside the US embassy when its government had nationalised more of its economy in the last few days than Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had in the last decade. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iran, Venezuela to Establish Joint Bank

Posted by alfied on June 23, 2008

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced it is reviewing the launch of a joint development bank with Venezuela.

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