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Venezuela Slams US for Threatening Sanctions

The foreign ministry criticised the US for threatening sanctions (Zabdiel Gutiérrez/VTV)

 The Venezuelan government has condemned the United States for threatening to impose sanctions, and accused Washington of encouraging “extremist sectors”.

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The “Cubanization” of U.S. Policy Towards Venezuela

(Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

Venezuelan opposition politicians and their allies in the U.S.frequently decry Cuba’s alleged influence on the Venezuelan government. Ironically however, there seems to be an important and growing nexus between the Venezuelan opposition and the anti-Cuba lobby in the U.S. 

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US Vice President Promises to Forgive Venezuela if It Goes Away

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In a move widely applauded by those who know which side their bread is buttered on, the US vice president today attacked the Venezuelan government over its stubborn refusal to get out of the way for the good of the hemisphere.

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Obama Wrong to Isolate Venezuela

An antigovernment demonstrator stood with a ribbon covering her mouth during a protest in front of an office of the Organization

If the Obama administration wants to improve its relations with the region, it could start by joining the rest of the hemisphere in accepting the results of democratic elections.

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The Truth about Venezuela: A Revolt of the Well-off, Not a 'Terror Campaign'

A Venezuelan protester poses for a portrait at Altamira square in Caracas (Jorge Silva / Reuters)

John Kerry’s rhetoric is divorced from the reality on the ground, where life goes on – even at the barricades

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Venezuela's Maduro Proposes High Commission of Peace to U.S. as Tensions Rise

Nicolas Maduro calls for peace and respect as tension rises between U.S. and Venezuela (Reuters)

On Saturday Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced his plans to propose to the United States the creation of a high commission to promote peace and respect between the the two nations.  The proposal comes after a week of exchanges between the two countries’ diplomats. 

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US Administration Considering Targeted Sanctions against Members of Venezuelan Government

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Members of Congress and the Obama administration have consistently placed the blame for the violence stemming from protests on the Venezuelan government, while overlooking or ignoring violent incidents by opposition protesters, including the decapitation of motorcycle riders, the burning of government buildings and metro stations, attacks against state media companies, and the killing of individuals seeking to dismantle barricades, including a National Guard officer. Officials have referred instead to “systematic” human rights abuses and government repression, without citing evidence.

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US Backing the Destabilization of Venezuela

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Elite forces in Venezuela and the US are determined to undermine the accomplishments of the Bolivarian revolution

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Obama's Arrogant Interference in Venezuela and Resistance by A Participatory Democracy

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Obama’s arrogant interference in Venezuela constitutes the latest example from among the long list of U.S. presidents who adopt and actively sponsor the original seventeenth century evangelical notion: the U.S is a chosen people, the beacon on the hill for the world to look toward for salvation.

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US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela is a Mistake

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The US push to topple the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro once again pits Washington against South America.

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