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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

(Archive)

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

(archive)

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

(AVN)

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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Maduro Expels Three U.S. Officials from Venezuela for “Conspiracy”

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has expelled three U.S. consular officials from the country due to suspected conspiracy with

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has expelled three U.S. consular officials from the country due to suspected conspiracy with the conservative opposition. Meanwhile opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has announced he will lead another march against the government in Caracas tomorrow. 

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Brookings Institution Calls on Obama to Support a Hypothetical Coup Against Venezuela's Maduro (+video)

Harold Trinkunas (Club de Prensa)

On Thursday, the Brookings Institution issued a memo to President Obama titled “Venezuela Breaks Down in Violence.”

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US and Venezuela Again Call for Better Bilateral Ties

Arreaza has stated he wants “good relations” with the US. (AVN)

Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza has said he wants “good relations” with the United States, following a statement from US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week that Washington is “ready and willing” to improve bilateral ties.

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USAID, Uribe and Venezuelan Opposition Plotting Violence, Sabotage and Scarcity; According to Leaked Document

In the aftermath of the April presidential elections violent protests claimed at least 9 lives, according to the government (Rya

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.

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New Documents Show Venezuela Has Been Key US Spying Target

The NSA considered Venezuela one of the six key “enduring targets” in 2007 (agencies)

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.

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