US and Colombian organisations are working with the Venezuela's political opposition to sabotage Venezuelan infrastructure, create deadly street violence, exacerbate food scarcity and provoke an international intervention, according to documents obtained by attorney and journalist Eva Golinger.
According to US NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published recently by the New York Times, Venezuela was one of the key targets of the agency’s spying. The US appeared to be particularly concerned with Venezuela’s regional influence.
News of President Maduro's cancellation of his trip to the UN in New York has been published by the government-controlled western media with attacks on his credibility and even his sanity. Extensive research of a span of reports from friendly to openly hostile media reveals that the cancellation was not only wise but also justified.
Three Venezuelan diplomats were expelled from the United States a day after Venezuela declared Washington's highest-ranking representative in Caracas a persona non grata after she visited the offices of an opposition-oriented organisation.
The conversations that were started a month and a half ago between Venezuela and the United States have definitively ended, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced yesterday at an event of the Strategic Regions of Integral Defense (REDI) in Cojedes state.
By Common Dreams/ Latin America Experts , Jul 18th 2013
The supposed “irony” of whistle-blower Edward Snowden seeking asylum in countries such as Ecuador and Venezuela has become a media meme. Of course, any such “ironies” would be irrelevant even if they were based on factual considerations.