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Venezuela-U.S. Relations

Venezuela’s Maduro: Obama’s Latest Comments Reveal “Anti-Bolivarian Obsession”

Maduro publicly addresses the renewal of the decree, vowing to deepen the revolution. (VTV)
The leader of the South American country hit back at US President Barack Obama yesterday, after the latter urged a change of government in Venezuela. 
 
 

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The Murder of Chávez. The CIA and DEA Cover Their Tracks?

Hugo Chavez's former bodyguard, Leamsy Villafaña Salazar (circled-Strategic Culture)

Author Nil Nikandrov discusses the possibility that the leader of the Bolivarian revolution, Hugo Chávez, was murdered by his ex-bodyguard Leamsy Villafaña Salazar, who is now being protected by authorities in the US.

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New and Old Strategies for Ending the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

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Prof. Steve Ellner discusses US intervention in Venezuela, the opposition's amnesty law, and their latest strategies for ousting the president.

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Venezuela Pulls Top Diplomat from Washington, Vows to Pressure Obama Over Sanctions

President Nicolas Maduro has called on the Obama administration to rescind an executive order imposing sanctions on Venezuela. (

Venezuela withdrew its top diplomat in the United States Wednesday, after the White House renewed sanctions targeting Caracas.

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US to Accuse Head of Venezuelan Military of Drug Trafficking

Nestor Reverol, the then-Director of the National Drug Office (ONA), talks to the media during a meeting in Caracas, January 11,

According to multiple reports, US prosecutors are preparing to unveil drug trafficking charges against Nestor Reverol, the head of Venezuela’s National Guard.

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Hillary Clinton: Venezuela’s Maduro Attempting to “Rig” Upcoming Elections

Clinton tells those at the conference that the Venezuelan president is attempting to “rig” Sunday’s elections (AP).

Democrat presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused the Venezuelan president of attempting to fix the upcoming parliamentary elections this December 6th. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro: We will Review Relations with US after NSA Spying Revelations

Maduro says that he will conduct a revision of US-Venezuela relations in light of the revelations. (Panorama)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his government will review its diplomatic ties to the US, after a leaked document revealed that the National Security Agency had spied on officials at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.

 

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Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover its own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives

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This newest revelation of NSA spying, reported as part of The Intercept’s partnership with teleSUR, comes just weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. government has launched “a series of wide-ranging investigations” into alleged corruption at Petróleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA.

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US Apologizes for Violating Venezuelan Airspace, Calls for Anti-Drug Cooperation

Caption: US General John Kelly, chief of SOUTHCOM. (AFP)

US SOUTHCOM Chief John Kelly admitted yesterday that a US intelligence plane had violated Venezuelan airspace on November 6th as part of what he alleged to be an anti-drug operation.

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The Secret Agenda Behind the Venezuela-Guyana Conflict

Guyana has approved drilling by Exxon Mobil in the disputed Esquibo region. (Reuters)

Eva Gollinger traces the neocolonial roots of the current Esquibo border dispute, arguing that the US and Exxon Mobil are backing Guyanese annexation of the contested territory in a bid to weaken Venezuela and shore up US influence in the Caribbean.

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