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Planting seeds of regime change

How GMO seeds and Monsanto are driving US policy in Venezuela | Whitney Webb | As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatisation and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil …

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Venezuela: Maduro regime strips Guaido of public office

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Venezuela’s auditor general’s office announced Thursday it has stripped opposition leader and speaker of congress Juan Guaido of the right to hold public office for 15 years. The move, announced by Auditor General Elvis Amoroso on state television, marked another effort by President Nicolas Maduro’s regime …

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World’s worst power cuts since 2000

Paris, France | AFP | Massive electricity blackouts, like the one which ground much of Venezuela to a halt on Friday, have struck several times around the world since the beginning of the 21st century. – Latin America – Venezuela previously experienced a power outage on September 3, 2013, which …

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Venezuela crisis worsened by sanctions: UN

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Sanctions have worsened Venezuela’s crippling economic and political crisis, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday, as Washington warned it may expand measures targeting President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said sanctions had exacerbated the crisis but also slammed Maduro’s “violations of civil and political rights” …

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Juan Guaido: the ‘kid’ taking on Venezuela’s Maduro

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Juan Guaido proudly calls himself a “survivor,” and he proved just that in defying the threat of arrest to make a triumphant return to Venezuela on Monday. Since stunning the world on January 23 when issuing a direct challenge to Nicolas Maduro’s authority by declaring himself acting president, Guaido has …

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Venezuela: a month of crisis

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Opposition chief Juan Guaido stunned the world on January 23 when he declared himself acting president of Venezuela, plunging the crisis-hit country into new turmoil. Some 50 countries have since recognized him as leader while others continue to back President Nicolas Maduro. Here is a recap …

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Trump blasts Venezuela over blocked US aid shipments

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump warned Venezuela on Wednesday that “all options” are on the table and demanded that far left leader, Nicolas Maduro, unblock US aid shipments to the country. Again stressing that he had not ruled out military options, Trump said he was “sad” about the “turmoil” in the …

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Maduro makes ‘terrible mistake’ in blocking Venezuela aid: Trump

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro is “making a terrible mistake” by blocking US humanitarian aid. Trump said it was “sad” that the oil-rich Latin American country is in “turmoil” and said Washington has still not ruled out sending troops to the region. …

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Week of turmoil in Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Here are key developments in Venezuela since a band of soldiers briefly rose up against President Nicolas Maduro on January 21, with an opposition leader declaring himself “acting president” days later. – Brief uprising – On January 21 a group of soldiers take control of …

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