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Trump, Like Obama and Bush, Pursues 'Regime Change' in Venezuela

Venezuelan VP Tareck-El-Aissami (left) and US President Donald Trump (right). (TeleSUR English).

The U.S. government's targeting of Venezuela's vice president is just the latest episode in ongoing attempts to subvert Venezuelan democracy, argues TeleSUR's Joe Emesberger. 

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Trump Meets with Venezuela's Lilian Tintori, Demands Release of Leopoldo Lopez

Trump with Tintori, Vice-President Pence, and Senator Rubio (left to right). (@realDonaldTrump)

Trump met Leopoldo Lopez's wife, Lilian Tintori, as the Venezuelan Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the jailed ultra-right opposition leader.

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Why a Venezuelan Banker Can’t Tell You How to Beat Trump

President Donald J. Trump giving a press conference on February 22, 2016.(Getty Images, AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chávez-inspired left populism is the only answer to Trumpian fascism.

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Venezuela Blasts “Illegal” US Sanctions Against VP

Venezuelan Vice-President Tarek El Aissami. (Archive)

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry called the move an “unprecedented act” that “flagrantly violates international law”. 

 

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Trump’s Appointed Secretary of State Confirms Support for Regime Change in Venezuela

 Rex Tillerson, a former CEO for Exxon and US President Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State. (Reuters)

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson told think tank Latin America Goes Global that he would actively seek a “transition to democratic rule” in Venezuela. 

 

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That Time Tillerson Tried to Take on Hugo Chavez... And Lost

Rex Tillerson’s ExxonMobil was one of the holdouts when Hugo Chavez re-nationalized Venezuela's oil resources (Reuters).
Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has a long and sordid history in Venezuela, but the last round of the fight went to Chavez.
 
 

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Maduro Slams Obama, Hopes for Better Relations with Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (@PresidencialVen).

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back at US President Barack Obama after the latter expressed veiled criticisms of Venezuela at an international trade summit in Peru.

 

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Bolivarian Govt Responds to Trump Presidency, Maduro Speaks with Kerry

Donald Trump during his acceptance speech Tuesday night after the US elections (Reuters).

Maduro sent his regards to the new president elect after speaking with Secretary of State John Kerry about ongoing efforts to re-establish respectful diplomatic relations. 

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The Venezuelan Opposition’s “Birther” Problem

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. (Mike Licht / Flickr)

In its eagerness to compare Trump to Hugo Chávez, the media has willfully overlooked the rotten Trumpian soul of the very Venezuelan opposition, argues VA's Lucas Koerner. 

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