I’ll add more as I hear what they’re covering.
#HandsOffVenezuela on twitter
‘Venezuela Cuts Relations with United States Over Coup Support’, jan. 23, telesurenglish.net
‘The Case for the Legitimacy of Maduro’s Second Term’, jan. 10, 2019, telesur english
‘Unelected Brussels bureaucrats support ‘democracy’ in Venezuela ‘on behalf of EU’, 23 Jan, 2019, RT
“European Union has sided with “democratic forces” in Venezuela, backing the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido over the elected government of Nicolas Maduro.
“Unlike Maduro, the parliamentary assembly, including Juan Guaido have a democratic mandate from Venezuelan citizens,” President of the European Council Donald Tusk tweeted on Wednesday evening, urging all of Europe to support “democratic forces” in Venezuela.
Meanwhile, the unelected EU High Representative for foreign policy, Federica Mogherini, likewise declared her support for Guaido’s self-proclaimed government, in language strangely reminiscent of EU support extended to Ukraine’s coup in 2014.”
WikiLeaks Retweeted A/J REMIGIO CEBALLOS:
“High military command in Venezuela now publicly stating support for Nicolas Maduro as Commander in Chief. Says military backs Maduro. Without army support, US government backed opposition cannot take control.”
‘Oil Sanctions on Venezuela Would Make Economic Recovery ‘Impossible’
The Trump administration is currently evaluating oil sanctions on Venezuela. If implemented, they would make the current economic crisis in Venezuela far worse, and would make a recovery impossible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot
Reuters reported on January 17 that Trump administration officials recently met with U.S. oil company executives to explore the possibility of imposing oil sanctions on Venezuela. Approximately half of Venezuela’s oil exports continue to go to the United States, despite various financial sanctions that the U.S. already has in place against the government and government officials. Oil sanctions have often been considered against Venezuela, but so far haven’t happened, presumably because of the effect these would have on the U.S. oil market and on U.S. refiners. Reuters quotes one executive as saying that the oil sanctions planning is “more serious than I’ve heard before.”
Weisbrot also explains how relatively easy it would be to downsize the hyperinflation some say is a million %.
Mark Weisbrot: Trump’s Threats to Invade Venezuela Are Part of U.S. Strategy of Regime Change’, July 11, 2018, democracynow.org, video and transcript
“A tweet posted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemning the landing of two Russian bombers in Venezuela as a “squandering” of public money, has quickly backfired, with many eager to point out some glaring hypocrisies.
Russia sent the two Tu-160 strategic bombers on the 10,000km trip to land at Simón Bolívar International Airport on Monday in a show of support for the government of President Nicolas Maduro, which has repeatedly expressed concerns that the US is trying to topple it.”, RT, Dec. 11, 2018
more from trnn: ‘The US Strategy for Regime Change in Venezuela: TRNN Live’ January 23, 2019; Alex Main discusses the crippling economic sanctions the U.S. has imposed on Venezuela with TRNN’s Sharmini Peries and Greg Wilpert.