In a secret US cable published online by WikiLeaks, former ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to infiltrate and destabilize former President Hugo Chavez' government.
By Lee Brown - Venezuela Solidarity Campaign , Sep 17th 2012
In an extraordinary paper released this week, former US Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, outlined a range of military, financial and diplomatic measures that the US should be prepared to take against the Chavez government after the coming elections on October 7th.
A Venezuelan judge has fled to the United States after he was dismissed as a Supreme Court Magistrate on March 20th, when an investigation was launched into his links to Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled.
The Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton, has vehemently rejected calls from U.S. congressman, Eliot Engel, for the Venezuelan government to accept an OAS mission to monitor this year’s presidential elections.
By Nil Nikandrov - Strategic Culture Foundation , Feb 18th 2012
During his 13-year-long presidency Hugo Chavez had to deal with five US ambassadors and numerous charge d'affaires. The history of relations between them and the Venezuelan leader shows how successfully one can oppose a policy of blackmail, conspiracy, overturns and 'orange revolutions'.
By Eva Golinger, Correo del Orinoco , Jan 20th 2012
During an event that included the transfer of mandate of several members of the high military command on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said changes to the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) are important for strengthening democracy.
Washington has made no secret of its disdain for Venezuela’s President Chavez and mass media have turned a democratic leader into a dictatorship. Does Venezuela really represent a threat to the United States or is the hype just an excuse for regime change?
Rain clouds ringed the lush hillsides and poor neighborhoods cradling Caracas, Venezuela as dozens of Latin American and Caribbean heads of state trickled out of the airport and into motorcades and hotel rooms. They were gathering for the foundational summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a new regional bloc aimed at self-determination outside the scope of Washington’s power.
By Federico Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, Dec 9th 2011
A summit of huge importance was held in Venezuela on December 2-3. Two hundred years after Latin America’s independence fighters first raised the battle cry for a united Latin America, 33 heads of states from across the region came together to form the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). For Latin America, the summit represented a further step away from its traditional role as the United States’ backyard and its emergence as a player in its own right in international politics
By Correo del Orinoco International, Oct 21st 2011
In response to recent statements made by US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolas Maduro labeled the Republican candidate one of the most “absurd” and “fascist” of the right-wing politicians currently engaged in US presidential primaries.