Venezuelan Oil Minister Euologio del Pino has accused the US government of deliberately scuppering the efforts of major oil-producing countries to put a cap on global production levels amidst a historic slump in oil prices.
Venezuela’s Attorney General, Luisa Ortega Diaz, has responded to a video released by Franklin Nieves- the former public prosecutor assigned to the case against jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez. Nieves left the country last week accusing the national public prosecution of mounting a “show trial” against Lopez.
Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said today that the latest White House measures “remind us of the darkest hours of our America, when we received invasions and dictatorships imposed by imperialism... Will they understand that Latin America has changed?”
U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order this Monday slapping Venezuela with new sanctions and declaring the Bolivarian nation an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security".
Argentine political scientist and sociologist, Atilio Boron, shares his thoughts on the recently unearthed "Blue Coup" attempt against the Maduro government and analyses what he characterises as the decline of US global hegemony.