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Venezuela Update: Guaidó Returns, US Continues Threats

Venezuela Update: Guaidó Returns, US Continues Threats

March 5, 2019

Self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó returned to Venezuela without incident, despite having violated a travel ban. NSC chair John Bolton continued his threats against Maduro, warning him not to arrest Guaidó and reaffirming the US’s right to intervene in Latin America

Trump Missed his Opportunity for a Deal on North Korean Sanctions

Trump Missed his Opportunity for a Deal on North Korean Sanctions

March 1, 2019

The two sides may have been close to making an important agreement on denuclearization and lifting sanctions. It’s not clear what went wrong, but it seems that hardliners prevented an agreement, says Tom Collina of Ploughshares    

Canciller de Venezuela: "Los EEUU está adelante del intento golpista, no detrás"

The US is in Front of the Coup Attempt

February 15, 2019
Entrevista – en español con subtítulos en inglés – con canciller venezolano Jorge Arreaza, quien habla de las posibilidades de guerra con los EEUU, los impactos de los sanciones, y la salida al conflicto entre los EEUU y sus aliados en la oposición y en la región
Blood for Oil in Venezuela?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

February 10, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy"

New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: “Would Destroy What’s Left of its Economy”

January 30, 2019

National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Trump Admin. Backtracks on Promise to Withdraw Troops from Syria (DH 1/7 7:50pm)

Trump Admin. Backtracks on Promise to Withdraw Troops from Syria

January 7, 2019

While Trump claimed US troops will leave Syria in 30 days, his neoconservative national security adviser John Bolton suggested otherwise, imposing conditions for withdrawal. Journalist Patrick Cockburn says mainstream corporate media reporting has been misleading and “childish.”

Kim Jong Un’s New Year Address: Did the Corporate Media Miss the Point?

Kim Jong Un’s New Year Address: Did the Corporate Media Miss the Point?

January 5, 2019

Simone Chun discusses the substance of Chairman Kim Jong Un’s speech, analyzing his vision for relations with North and South Korea as well as the United States

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

December 14, 2018
Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the Venezuela situation
Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

Bolton Meets Far-Right President-Elect Bolsonaro to Nail Down Closer Cooperation with Brazil

November 29, 2018

National Security advisor John Bolton visited Brazil on Thursday, to find areas of agreement with Brazil’s recently elected far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro. Key targets include Venezuela and Cuba