12:07 [ZeroHedge] (E)
Though largely off the mainstream media`s radar amid all things pandemic related, we`ve been closely following the saga of Iran`s provocatively sending five fuel-laden tankers to gasoline-starved Venezuela, despite repeat and growing threats of US intervention against the brazen sanctions-busting mission. And now surely escalating matters from Washington`s point of view, the Maduro government has vowed it will provide navy ships and military aircraft to escort the inbound Iranian fuel tankers.
12:43 [Press TV] (E)
Two US-based advisers to Venezuela’s opposition figure Juan Guaido have resigned after a failed attack by an American “security” firm to kidnap the Latin American country’s elected president.
8:45 [Asia Times] (E)
University study says actual coronavirus infection number is 13 times higher than the 26,652 officially recognized by the Health Ministry
8:28 [youtube/The Grayzone] (E)
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Pino Arlacchi, the former Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Prevention, about the US decision to charge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with drug trafficking.
15:18 [Internationalist 360°] (E)
To the Peoples of the World,
In greeting you, with affection, I take the liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should be focused on the protection of the life and health of their citizens, due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
14:33 [Investmentwatchblog] (E)
American human rights expert and peace activist says the United States is basically telling Venezuela, “We`ll stop killing you, we’ll stop sanctioning you during a pandemic if you do what we tell you to do in terms of having new elections.”
9:37 [MintPress News] (E)
by Alan Macleod - Washington’s demands include expelling all Cuban personal, including doctors fighting COVID-19, and handing power over to the US-backed opposition. The State Department released what it called its “democratic transition framework for Venezuela” yesterday; a 13-point plan for the removal of Nicolas Maduro and a radical overhaul of the country’s political system.
20:03 [Mint Press News] (E)
This latest escalation of the US hybrid war against Venezuela takes place amid a global pandemic, which the US apparently sees as an opportunity to further attack a people made more vulnerable by the health crisis.
7:32 [youtube/The Grayzone] (E)
The Grayzone`s Max Blumenthal rolled up on the Soto Cano / Palmerola air base in Honduras, the US military`s largest in Latin America. It plays a key role in Washington`s military strategy for Central America, and was a major factor behind the 2009 coup.
15:33 [Hartmut Barth-Engelbart] (E)
zunächst ein Text auf Spanisch, dann ein Brief aus Costa Rica auf Deutsch und anschließend ein TELESUR-Artikel auf Englisch: El líder indígena Brörán de Térraba, Jerhy Rivera Rivera fue asesinado la noche de este lunes en medio de disputas entre indígenas y usurpadores de tierras.
13:36 [Telesur] (E)
The former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, will return to his country at the end of the year to register his candidacy for vice president or as a member of the assembly, facing the 2021 presidential elections, Fausto Vase, his lawyer, told Reuters.
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