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Former UN Special Rapporteur: “The Coup in Venezuela Reminds Me of the Rush to War in Iraq”

By Alfred de Zayas on February 7, 2019

There is nothing more undemocratic and corrosive to the rule of law than a coup d’état. Members of the United Nations are bound by the Charter, articles one and two of which affirm the right of all peoples to determine themselves, the sovereign equality of states, the prohibition of the use of force and of economic or political interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Yet these fundamental principles of international order are being grossly violated in the case of Venezuela.

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The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan Achilles’ Heel: “Not One Yanqui Soldier will Enter Venezuela”

By Arnold August on February 14, 2019

After spending two days in Caracas on February 3 and 4, including a semi-private meeting with President Maduro, this is my basic impression. The situation in Caracas is the opposite of what is portrayed in the international corporate media in the U.S., Canada and other countries in the West. It is calm. There are no people starving to death nor “civil war” violence as the media repeat.

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We Reject the New Charges Against Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Former President Luiz Inacio “Lula” Da Silva, historic leader of the Workers’ Party (PT), has been sentenced in a new case to an additional 12 years and 11 months in prison. Without producing any evidence, he is being accused of “passive corruption” for improvements carried out on a house in the country side that he does not own.

The offenses against Lula seem to be endless in this obscene mockery of the most elementary sense of justice.

On January 29, Genival Inacio Da Silva “Vavá”, Lula’s older brother and a beloved father figure, died. Lula was denied permission to attend the funeral, a right that every prisoner has in Brazil.

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An Open Letter to the People of the United States from President Nicolas Maduro

February 6, 2019

If I know anything, it is about peoples, such as you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I forged myself in the heat of popular and union struggles in a Venezuela submerged in exclusion and inequality. I am not a tycoon, I am a worker of reason and heart, today I have the great privilege of presiding over the new Venezuela, rooted in a model of inclusive development and social equality, which was forged by Commander Hugo Chávez since 1998 inspired by the Bolivarian legacy.

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We Stand with Maduro and the Venezuelan People

We reject the coup attempt of the US government against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which ignores and violates the sovereign decision of the Venezuelan people who in an absolute democratic and transparent election, in the presence of international observers elected Nicolás Maduro as their legitimate President last May.

On January 22, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sent a recorded message out that was broadcasted by 2527 media outlets for three days in coordination with the shadowy Organization of American States (OAS), calling for subversion against Maduro’s government.

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