Hispaniola Rising: How the US coup in Venezuela is taking root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly | ARIEL FORNANI in Haitian Times*

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A demonstrator kneels in front of a burning barricade holding a bowl and spoon to show his hunger, during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and demanding to know how Petro Caribe funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 7, 2019. Much of the financial support to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake comes from Venezuela’s Petro Caribe fund, a 2005 pact that gives suppliers below-market financing for oil and is under the control of the central government | Dieu Nalio Chery, AP

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Syria to build 100,000 homes

Damascus, February 18 – The Syrian Government approved a comprehensive housing plan submitted by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing that includes the construction of 100,000 apartments in all provinces of the country. Continue reading

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Venezuelan revolutionary forces summoned for February 23

Caracas, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan revolutionary forces will mobilize in defense of their country and their commitment to peace on February 23, assured the vice president of the United Socialist Party of the country (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello.

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US plans military invasion in the name of providing humanitarian aid

By MARGARET VILLAMIZAR

HANDS OFF VENEZUELAThis week has seen a ramping up by U.S. imperialism and the Colombian government of what Venezuela has called a cheap “humanitarian aid” show. It kicked off with a photo flashed around the world of an empty six-lane bridge linking Colombia and Venezuela with the trailers of three transport trucks placed across it, blocking all six lanes. The photo was used by CNN and other monopoly media to accuse President Nicolás Maduro of preventing humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela from the Colombian border city of Cúcuta where, all week long, truckloads of goods – auspices of USAID – were shown arriving. A little investigation revealed that the bridge, a joint project of the Venezuelan and Colombian governments, has never been open since it was completed in 2016 and that there are two other functioning bridges nearby. Continue reading

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Word. President Nicolás Maduro’s interview with BBC

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The BBC’s Orla Guerin interviewed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on February 12 in Caracas.

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The legitimacy of Venezuela’s President

The right-wing opposition in Venezuela, openly directed by the United States, is attempting a coup to impose an interim president, a figure not recognized in the country’s Constitution, disregarding the will of 6,248,864 citizens who voted for Nicolás Maduro | OSCAR SÁNCHEZ SIERRA

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(February 15) – The truth will come out, because its force is overwhelming. In Venezuela on January 23, sectors of the right-wing opposition, openly and publicly directed by a foreign government, the United States, with its president, vice president and secretary of state at the head, orchestrated an utter fallacy to mislead the world. Continue reading

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Actions across Canada. Stand with the Venezuelan people and their democratically elected president and government!

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