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Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:53:33 am »
Venezuela’s socialist government on Tuesday announced a nationwide electricity rationing plan to tackle a surge in demand.

The measures include cutting the workday for public officials to six hours, asking private companies to boost energy efficiency and inspecting malls and factories to ensure they meet reduced power consumption targets.

Power outages are common in the oil-rich country, which depends on hydroelectric dams for 64% of its generation.

President Nicolás Maduro’s critics say the problems are the result of under-investment in the sector since the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez nationalised much of the electrical system in 2007.

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Venezuela says it will cut the working day for public sector workers to five-and-a-half hours to conserve energy, down from eight to nine hours.

The initiative is part of a nationwide electricity rationing plan.

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It’s been five months since Venezuela published inflation data. The most recent figure of 68.5% is the highest in the world.

Barclays economist Alejandro Grisanti now estimates that Venezuelan inflation is over 100%. ”Now it seems that President Maduro has changed this into a state policy of not publishing data,” he explained.

In mid-April Maduro announced the implementation of additional capital controls, reducing the amount of dollars Venezuelan travelers can bring out of the country from US$2500 to US$750.

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Something Is Rotten in the State of Venezuela

Diosdado Cabello is the second most powerful man in Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro. Nominally, he is the head of the country’s single-chamber legislative body, the National Assembly, but his influence extends throughout the armed forces and the judiciary. As a result, he has been called the Frank Underwood of Venezuelan politics. But if we are to believe the words of his former bodyguard, Cabello is more like Venezuela’s Pablo Escobar. According to the bodyguard’s testimony — compiled in “Bumerán Chávez,” a bombshell new book by Spanish journalist Emili Blasco — Cabello is the country’s drug kingpin. (In the photo, Cabello and President Maduro attend a military parade to commemorate the revolution.)

The book also contains a number of other allegations from formerly high-ranking chavistas, including links between the Venezuelan government and Hezbollah and shocking details about how the ruling party manipulates the country’s elections to its advantage. According to the book, the Venezuelan state has become indistinguishable from a criminal organization.

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Drugs busts, criminal gangs and 42 workers arrested for stealing from luggage in just four months: Is Venezuela's airport the most criminal in the world?

Venezuelan police have arrested more than 100 people in total for luggage crime, drug trafficking, and black market trading at the airport.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) warns potential tourists to Venezuela to be extra vigilant, with crime highlighted as being a major problem.

The FCO website reads: 'There are reports of criminal groups operating in the Maiquetia airport area. Members of these groups work inside the airport to spot passengers who appear to be wealthy and then inform car hijackers and muggers waiting in the roads outside the airport.

'Some passengers have been followed from the airport and assaulted on the way or on arrival to their destination in Caracas.

'You should avoid displaying expensive jewellery or electronic items.'

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Venezuela
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 02:46:28 pm »
Trump knows that Venezuela oil could help against the Saudi opec cabal ... 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-28/trump-eyeing-coup-venezuela-0
Is Trump Eyeing A Coup In Venezuela?
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:46

Authored by Nick Cunningham via Oilprice.com,
https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/South-America/Is-Trump-Eyeing-A-Coup-In-Venezuela.html

The Trump administration and some others in the U.S. government have sent some not-so-subtle hints lately that they are open to a military invasion of Venezuela to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

    ?It?s a regime that frankly could be toppled very quickly by the military, if the military decides to do that,? President Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

The words seem to offer some encouragement for a coup, which may not come as a surprise because the New York Times published an investigation in early September that found that the Trump administration met secretly with Venezuelan military officers over the last year to discuss an overthrow of Maduro.

http://www.searchquotes.com/quotation/Regarding_the_Panama_Canal_Treaty_negotiations%2C_they_will_find_us_standing_up_or_dead%2C_but_never_on_/234658/
I don't want to go into history; I want to go into the Canal Zone.

Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, They will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER!

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 01:53:02 pm »
Trump knows that Venezuela oil could help against the Saudi opec cabal ... 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-28/trump-eyeing-coup-venezuela-0
Is Trump Eyeing A Coup In Venezuela?
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:46

Authored by Nick Cunningham via Oilprice.com,
https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/South-America/Is-Trump-Eyeing-A-Coup-In-Venezuela.html

The Trump administration and some others in the U.S. government have sent some not-so-subtle hints lately that they are open to a military invasion of Venezuela to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

    ?It?s a regime that frankly could be toppled very quickly by the military, if the military decides to do that,? President Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

The words seem to offer some encouragement for a coup, which may not come as a surprise because the New York Times published an investigation in early September that found that the Trump administration met secretly with Venezuelan military officers over the last year to discuss an overthrow of Maduro.

http://www.searchquotes.com/quotation/Regarding_the_Panama_Canal_Treaty_negotiations%2C_they_will_find_us_standing_up_or_dead%2C_but_never_on_/234658/
I don't want to go into history; I want to go into the Canal Zone.

Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations, They will find us standing up or dead, but never on our knees; NEVER!



I do not think so that US President Trump attack Venezuela. He will let to economic sanctions do the overthrow. Than USA wil have new Oil oil resources.

https://venezuelanalysis.com/video/13500http://

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 01:58:47 am »
What do you under-stand?

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 07:54:39 am »

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 01:01:04 pm »

Secretary Pompeo
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#Russia's government has sent bombers halfway around the world to #Venezuela. The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer.

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 07:01:08 pm »
Voice of reason: Retired Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser says he doesn?t see a good reason to use the military invade Venezuela.

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/24/18196171/trump-venezuela-military-coup-fraser-table

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 01:23:50 pm »
Earlier:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-maduro-latest-news-crimes-against-humanity-accusations-icc-a8059551.html

Venezuela's president accused of crimes against humanity
The president has yet to respond to the allegations
    Andrew Buncombe
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    Thursday 16 November 2017 21:35

Venezuelas ousted chief prosecutor has called on the International Criminal Court to capture President Nicolas Maduro and charge him over what she claims are crimes against humanity.

Luisa Ortega, who was fired after breaking with the Maduro government earlier this year, appeared at The Hague where she filed a complaint, based on the 8,290 deaths she says took place between 2015 and 2017 at the hands of officials who received instructions from the government.

?[They happened] under the orders of the executive branch, as part of a social cleansing plan carried out by the government,? she told reporters.
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USA demands from UN to recognize self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaid? as legitimate leader of that country !!!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/26/european-leaders-ready-to-recognise-guaido-as-venezuelan-president

P.S. In Serbia, in the nineties there were numerous opposition protests against Slobodan Milosevic's rule, no one thought it was to be declared president or mayor on the street (and even when they won the election).
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 03:28:51 pm »
Earlier:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-maduro-latest-news-crimes-against-humanity-accusations-icc-a8059551.html

Venezuela's president accused of crimes against humanity
The president has yet to respond to the allegations
    Andrew Buncombe
    New York @AndrewBuncombe
    Thursday 16 November 2017 21:35

Venezuelas ousted chief prosecutor has called on the International Criminal Court to capture President Nicolas Maduro and charge him over what she claims are crimes against humanity.


Deja Vu

After MSM propaganda artillery starts USA bombing

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 10:43:59 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTx6XN-DiMc
Trish Regan speaks to daughters of US hostage in Venezuela
Published on Jan 30, 2019

Cristina and Veronica Vadell are calling for the release of their father, a U.S. citizen and former Citgo Vice President Tomeu Vadell, who was taken hostage in Venezuela.

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Earlier:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/5-us-hostages-still-held-by-venezuela
Venezuela still holds 5 US 'hostages' after Joshua Holt release
by Steven Nelson
May 26, 2018

Five former Citgo executives who are U.S. citizens remain detained in Venezuela following the surprise Saturday release of former Mormon missionary Joshua Holt.

Two sources aware of efforts to free the men tell the Washington Examiner they have not been released after more than six months in captivity.

A source said one detainee suffers from health issues and lost 50 pounds in dungeon-like conditions. They said recent family requests for Citgo to intervene went unanswered.

The five naturalized U.S. citizens were high-ranking Citgo employees when they were summoned to Venezuela in November for a meeting.

The group was arrested and replaced by new executives led by CEO Asdrubal Chavez, a cousin of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and others believed to be allied with current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Earlier this year, the group's detention was denounced during a White House conference call held to discuss sanctions against a Venezuelan government cryptocurrency. A senior Trump administration official said on the March call that the men were being used as "hostages."

?The individuals that are being held in Venezuela, whether dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizens from the Citgo company or the U.S. citizen Joshua Holt, are being held from our perspective illegally, illegitimately by the government of Venezuela,? the official said. "These individuals are bargaining chips that the Maduro dictatorship is using as hostages, and we are still calling for them to be released.?

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Citgo, a U.S. company majority owned by Venezuela's state oil firm, did not respond to a request for comment on the men's continued detention, nor did a Texas attorney who is working with families of the former executives.

The American detainees are Citgo?s former vice president for refining Tomeu Vadell, former vice president for supply Jorge Toledo, former vice president for shared services Jose Luis Zambrano, former Corpus Christi refinery director Alirio Zambrano, and former head of public affairs Gustavo Cardenas.

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Recently:


https://thedailycoin.org/2019/01/22/venezuelan-gold-holdings-double-but-still-held-hostage-by-bank-of-england/
Venezuelan Gold Holdings Double But Still Held Hostage By Bank of England
by The Daily Coin ? Published January 22, 2019 ? Updated January 22, 2019

When Venezuela originally requested, in 2011, the return of the gold that rightfully belonged to the people of Venezuela Hugo Chavez was alive and the President. Fast forward close to 8 years later and we find President Chavez is dead and has been replaced by socialist President, Nicolas Maduro. We also find the nation in a disastrous social and economic collapse brought on, primarily, by economic policies that have gutted the economy, created a mass exodus by people with an education and funds to do so and left the nation in tatters. Hyperinflation struck more than a year ago and today a cup of coffee would cost the equivalent of a days wages if paid for in Venezuelan bolivars, the national currency.

Venezuela has made a serious of bad economic policy decisions and some of these decisions have impacted their gold reserves. If you we look back at what happened in 2011 we see some of the evidence of a banking cartel that would be upset over a nation disrupting the gold scheme.
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But refusing to hand over the gold, which belongs to Venezuela?s central bank, could cause alarm among countries that store their own bullion in the Bank of England?s coffers.

Maduro?s government is struggling under hyperinflation now approaching 2 million percent annually, and a broad economic collapse has fueled an exodus of some three million people since 2015.

Opposition critics, including exiled leader Julio Borges, have argued that the gold should not be repatriated because it could be used to finance corruption.

Maduro?s government is struggling under hyperinflation now approaching 2 million percent annually, and a broad economic collapse has fueled an exodus of some three million people since 2015.


Calixto Ortega, president of Venezuela?s central bank, met with Bank of England officials in December to discuss repatriating the gold but was unable to convince them, according to sources familiar with the situation.


https://youtu.be/oz26PcjwjkM

That last line is, in my opinion, a back-breaker ? Calixto Ortega, president of Venezuela?s central bank, met with Bank of England officials in December to discuss repatriating the gold but was unable to convince them Unable to ?convince them? of what specifically? It?s Venezuela?s gold, hand it over. The Bank of England is not the nanny to the gold, they store the gold.

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 08:50:07 am »


Maduro?s government is struggling under hyperinflation now approaching 2 million percent annually, and a broad economic collapse has fueled an exodus of some three million people since 2015.

Opposition critics, including exiled leader Julio Borges, have argued that the gold should not be repatriated because it could be used to finance corruption.

Maduro?s government is struggling under hyperinflation now approaching 2 million percent annually, and a broad economic collapse has fueled an exodus of some three million people since 2015.


Calixto Ortega, president of Venezuela?s central bank, met with Bank of England officials in December to discuss repatriating the gold but was unable to convince them, according to sources familiar with the situation.


https://youtu.be/oz26PcjwjkM

That last line is, in my opinion, a back-breaker ? Calixto Ortega, president of Venezuela?s central bank, met with Bank of England officials in December to discuss repatriating the gold but was unable to convince them Unable to ?convince them? of what specifically? It?s Venezuela?s gold, hand it over. The Bank of England is not the nanny to the gold, they store the gold.

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Hyperinflation in Venezuela would never be that the United States, together with its allies and / or "banana republics," did not impose economic sanctions on Venezuela.
The aim is to overthrow the first defeat of President H. Chavez and then the crash of President N. Maduro. Why ?
Due to the oil reserves held by the Republic of Venezuela.


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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 12:01:36 pm »
Street-President of Venezuela Guaido Guaido vows to open aid routes with "volunteers".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-47184755http://

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 11:55:18 am »

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AFP: Trump tells Venezuela military to support Guaido or 'lose everything'  :o :o


https://www.news24.com/World/News/trump-tells-venezuela-military-to-support-guaido-or-lose-everything-20190219

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2019, 10:10:10 am »
https://apnews.com/5b104c159e8a43ce97db4f35fe92b6b7
Clean up begins on Venezuela-Colombia border after unrest
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and LUIS ANDRES HENAOan hour ago


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Colombian President Ivan Duque reinforced security around two international bridges near the city of Cucuta and ordered them closed for 48 hours to allow for the clean-up effort.

He said that acts of ?barbarism? committed by Maduro?s troops in blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid required a forceful international response ? something that could come as early as Monday, when U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to the Colombian capital for an emergency summit on Venezuela with foreign ministers from more than a dozen mostly conservative Latin American and Caribbean states.

?Yesterday the dictatorship sealed its moral and diplomatic defeat before the eyes of the world,? said Duque after surveying damage on the Simon Bolivar bridge. Below the concrete roadway, a group of Venezuelan migrants were removing metal barriers normally used to guide foot traffic across the bridge that had been thrown into the Tachira river during Saturday?s mayhem.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-24/as-venezuela-s-aid-burns-maduro-claims-victory-over-guaido
Guaido Hints at More Radical Steps to Topple Maduro as Aid Burns
By Oscar Medina , Andrew Rosati , and Samy Adghirni
February 23, 2019, 4:37 PM PST

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Guaido must now regroup with his allies and having sneaked into Colombia hours before the attempted push across the border, faces the additional challenge of returning as Maduro threatens to imprison him for violating a travel ban.

?We saw today a man who doesn?t care about Venezuela, ordering to burn food for the hungry and medicine in front of the sick,? Guaido told reporters, adding that Maduro ?has chosen the worst of paths, the path of crime and extermination.?
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-23/venezuela-opposition-to-defy-maduro-with-aid-marches-to-homeland
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U.S. President Donald Trump has said all options are open if Venezuela continues to block the supplies. Vice President Mike Pence travels to Colombia on Monday to meet with President Ivan Duque and others, his office said.
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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2019, 03:57:18 pm »
Anyone who thinks that the corporate-owned U.S. government's intervention in Venezuela has anything to do with bleeding-heart humanitarianism is just as naive as those who thought the invasion of Iraq had anything to do with protecting the American people from "terrorism" and/or with "liberating" the people of Iraq.



https://original.antiwar.com/paul/2019/01/28/trumps-venezuela-fiasco/

https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-regime-change-venezuela-documented-evidence/5666500

https://michael-hudson.com/2019/02/venezuela-as-the-pivot-for-new-internationalism/

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/top-5-dumbest-arguments-defending-trumps-venezuela-interventionism-93d31b67aa4a
"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." -- Henry George

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill." -- Thomas Edison

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela: Oil Revolution
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2019, 09:51:17 am »
Anyone who thinks that the corporate-owned U.S. government's intervention in Venezuela has anything to do with bleeding-heart humanitarianism is just as naive as those who thought the invasion of Iraq had anything to do with protecting the American people from "terrorism" and/or with "liberating" the people of Iraq.



https://original.antiwar.com/paul/2019/01/28/trumps-venezuela-fiasco/

https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-regime-change-venezuela-documented-evidence/5666500

https://michael-hudson.com/2019/02/venezuela-as-the-pivot-for-new-internationalism/

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/top-5-dumbest-arguments-defending-trumps-venezuela-interventionism-93d31b67aa4a

You're right. OIL.

Despite the propaganda of MSM and the lies of politicians, I thought that the public in the West knew this, but they should not admit it to themselves.  :(


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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 05:03:10 pm »
http://news.trust.org/item/20190310192645-05cu4
Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day
by Reuters
Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:39 GMT
By Brian Ellsworth and Mayela Armas

CARACAS, March 10 (Reuters) - Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country entered a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception.

Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began on Thursday in what President Nicolas Maduro called an act of U.S.-backed sabotage, but critics insist it is the result of incompetence and corruption.

The government on Sunday suspended school and business activities for the following day without providing any information on a likely time frame for resolving the situation, leaving many fretting that it could extend indefinitely.

The country's worst-ever power outage comes as Maduro faces a hyperinflationary economic collapse and an unprecedented political crisis. Opposition leader Juan Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume the presidency after declaring Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud.

Angry residents of the Caracas neighborhood of Chacao on Sunday set up barricades along a main avenue and on side streets to protest the continued outage.

"The food we had in our refrigerators has spoiled, businesses are closed, there's no communication, not even by cell phone," Ana Cerrato, 49, a merchant, standing in front of a pile of razor wire and debris.

"No country can bear 50 hours without electricity. We need help! We are in a humanitarian crisis!"
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 06:10:58 pm »
http://news.trust.org/item/20190310192645-05cu4
Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day
by Reuters
Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:39 GMT
By Brian Ellsworth and Mayela Armas

CARACAS, March 10 (Reuters) - Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country entered a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception.

Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began on Thursday in what President Nicolas Maduro called an act of U.S.-backed sabotage, but critics insist it is the result of incompetence and corruption.

The government on Sunday suspended school and business activities for the following day without providing any information on a likely time frame for resolving the situation, leaving many fretting that it could extend indefinitely.

The country's worst-ever power outage comes as Maduro faces a hyperinflationary economic collapse and an unprecedented political crisis. Opposition leader Juan Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume the presidency after declaring Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud.

Angry residents of the Caracas neighborhood of Chacao on Sunday set up barricades along a main avenue and on side streets to protest the continued outage.

"The food we had in our refrigerators has spoiled, businesses are closed, there's no communication, not even by cell phone," Ana Cerrato, 49, a merchant, standing in front of a pile of razor wire and debris.

"No country can bear 50 hours without electricity. We need help! We are in a humanitarian crisis!"
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Reuters is quite but solution is easy> USA abolish sanctions against Venezuela and there is electricity !!!

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2019, 03:47:14 pm »
Lets see Russians and a blackout ... What could go wrong ...

https://news.yahoo.com/blackout-leaves-91-venezuela-without-114700887.html
Blackout Leaves 91% of Venezuela Without an Internet Connection
[Bloomberg]

Patricia Laya
,Bloomberg?March 27, 2019

(Bloomberg) -- Another massive, nationwide blackout struck Venezuela early Wednesday just as service was gradually being restored from two days of intermittent service.

The extent of the outage can be seen in this chart provided by Netblocks.org, which tracks Internet disruptions and shutdowns in different countries and has become widely used in Venezuela amid the lack of official information being provided by the regime of Nicolas Maduro. The group calculates that 91 percent of Venezuela has lost connection to Internet, a low only eclipsed earlier this month in the depths of a week-long blackout.

Maduro and his government have insisted that the electrical problems are a product of sabotage and sophisticated attacks by the U.S. and local opposition while industry experts and critics point more to a lack of investment and maintenance. Schools are closed for a second day and the government has told workers to stay home.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47688711
Venezuela crisis: Russian military planes land near Caracas
    25 March 2019

Two Russian military planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday, reportedly carrying dozens of troops and large amounts of equipment.

The planes were sent to "fulfil technical military contracts", Russia's Sputnik news agency reported
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Javier Mayorca, a Venezuelan journalist, wrote on Twitter that he saw about 100 troops and 35 tonnes of equipment offloaded from the planes.

It comes three months after the two nations held joint military exercises.

Russia has long been an ally of Venezuela, lending the South American nation billions of dollars and backing its oil industry and military.

Russia has also vocally opposed moves from the US to impose sanctions on the government of Venezuelan president Nicol?s Maduro.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2019, 06:09:54 pm »
Lets see Russians and a blackout ... What could go wrong ...

https://news.yahoo.com/blackout-leaves-91-venezuela-without-114700887.html
Blackout Leaves 91% of Venezuela Without an Internet Connection
[Bloomberg]

Patricia Laya
,Bloomberg?March 27, 2019

(Bloomberg) -- Another massive, nationwide blackout struck Venezuela early Wednesday just as service was gradually being restored from two days of intermittent service.

The extent of the outage can be seen in this chart provided by Netblocks.org, which tracks Internet disruptions and shutdowns in different countries and has become widely used in Venezuela amid the lack of official information being provided by the regime of Nicolas Maduro. The group calculates that 91 percent of Venezuela has lost connection to Internet, a low only eclipsed earlier this month in the depths of a week-long blackout.

Maduro and his government have insisted that the electrical problems are a product of sabotage and sophisticated attacks by the U.S. and local opposition while industry experts and critics point more to a lack of investment and maintenance. Schools are closed for a second day and the government has told workers to stay home.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47688711
Venezuela crisis: Russian military planes land near Caracas
    25 March 2019

Two Russian military planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday, reportedly carrying dozens of troops and large amounts of equipment.

The planes were sent to "fulfil technical military contracts", Russia's Sputnik news agency reported
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Javier Mayorca, a Venezuelan journalist, wrote on Twitter that he saw about 100 troops and 35 tonnes of equipment offloaded from the planes.

It comes three months after the two nations held joint military exercises.

Russia has long been an ally of Venezuela, lending the South American nation billions of dollars and backing its oil industry and military.

Russia has also vocally opposed moves from the US to impose sanctions on the government of Venezuelan president Nicol?s Maduro.
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They obviously realized in Washington that now is not 1999 and that the President of Russia was not an alcoholic Boris Yeltsin. Now in 2019, and Russian President is Vladimir Putin.

P.S. Brazil also understood it, and it looks like they are no longer interested in Venezuela.

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2019, 01:01:48 pm »
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2019, 04:38:05 pm »
Self-claimed Presidente Guaido no more Presidente of National Assembly ?

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2019, 01:32:59 pm »
https://www.infowars.com/china-sends-troops-to-venezuela-despite-us-warnings/

China Sends Troops to Venezuela Despite US Warnings
Country could be saved if Russian, Chinese military protect their investments, says analyst
Zero Hedge - April 2, 2019

It doesn?t appear last Friday?s strong warning from national security adviser John Bolton for countries ?external to the Western Hemisphere? to keep their militaries out of Venezuela had the intended effect.

Bolton?s and other White House statements saying ?Russia has to get out? came following Russian Air Force planes landing in Caracas with about 100 troops, which the Kremlin said were there as ?specialists? servicing existing defense equipment contracts.

And now according to Al-Masdar News, citing defense analyst photographs and local reports, ?more than 120 soldiers from the Chinese People?s Liberation Army arrived at Venezuela?s Margarita Island to deliver humanitarian and military supplies to the government forces.?

The military flight appears to have touched down on Sunday, two days after a prior Chinese cargo plane delivered 65 tons of medicine and other aid to Venezuela. The Chinese troops are also there ostensibly to assist with the humanitarian mission, but it appears Beijing is also now alongside the Russians pushing back against Washington ultimatums to stay out of Venezuela, after repeatedly condemning any external coup plotting against President Nicolas Maduro.
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earlier:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-09/venezuela-opportunity-russia-and-china-change-world
Venezuela Is An Opportunity For Russia And China To Change The World
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by Tyler Durden
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:30


Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/02/08/venezuela-is-an-opportunity-for-russia-and-china-to-change-the-world/

Nothing better illustrates Washington?s opposition to democracy and self-determination than the blatantly public coup Washington has organized against the properly elected president of Venezuela.
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If Russia and China quickly established a military presence in Venezuela to protect their loans and oil investments, Venezuela could be saved, and other countries that would like to be independent would take heart that, although there is no support for self-determination anywhere in the Western World, the former authoritarian countries will support it. Other assertions of independence would arise, and the Empire would collapse.

Venezuela is an opportunity for Russia and China to assume the leadership of the world, but I doubt the Russian and Chinese governments have the vision to seize the opportunity and, thereby, fundamentally change the world.

Putin is wasting his breath when he correctly criticizes Washington for its violations of international law. In Washington?s view, law is what serves American interest.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Venezuela
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2019, 04:23:39 pm »
https://www.infowars.com/china-sends-troops-to-venezuela-despite-us-warnings/

China Sends Troops to Venezuela Despite US Warnings
Country could be saved if Russian, Chinese military protect their investments, says analyst
Zero Hedge - April 2, 2019

It doesn?t appear last Friday?s strong warning from national security adviser John Bolton for countries ?external to the Western Hemisphere? to keep their militaries out of Venezuela had the intended effect.

Bolton?s and other White House statements saying ?Russia has to get out? came following Russian Air Force planes landing in Caracas with about 100 troops, which the Kremlin said were there as ?specialists? servicing existing defense equipment contracts.

And now according to Al-Masdar News, citing defense analyst photographs and local reports, ?more than 120 soldiers from the Chinese People?s Liberation Army arrived at Venezuela?s Margarita Island to deliver humanitarian and military supplies to the government forces.?

The military flight appears to have touched down on Sunday, two days after a prior Chinese cargo plane delivered 65 tons of medicine and other aid to Venezuela. The Chinese troops are also there ostensibly to assist with the humanitarian mission, but it appears Beijing is also now alongside the Russians pushing back against Washington ultimatums to stay out of Venezuela, after repeatedly condemning any external coup plotting against President Nicolas Maduro.
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earlier:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-09/venezuela-opportunity-russia-and-china-change-world
Venezuela Is An Opportunity For Russia And China To Change The World
Profile picture for user Tyler Durden
by Tyler Durden
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:30


Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/02/08/venezuela-is-an-opportunity-for-russia-and-china-to-change-the-world/

Nothing better illustrates Washington?s opposition to democracy and self-determination than the blatantly public coup Washington has organized against the properly elected president of Venezuela.
...

If Russia and China quickly established a military presence in Venezuela to protect their loans and oil investments, Venezuela could be saved, and other countries that would like to be independent would take heart that, although there is no support for self-determination anywhere in the Western World, the former authoritarian countries will support it. Other assertions of independence would arise, and the Empire would collapse.

Venezuela is an opportunity for Russia and China to assume the leadership of the world, but I doubt the Russian and Chinese governments have the vision to seize the opportunity and, thereby, fundamentally change the world.

Putin is wasting his breath when he correctly criticizes Washington for its violations of international law. In Washington?s view, law is what serves American interest.
...

Is it true ? There will be not Colored Revolution ? There will be not Civil war ? There will be not another Oil invade of USA ?  :)