Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 5.29.2020: Team Venezuela-Iran face down the US; New anti-Venezuela campaigns start

Venezuela US now charging President Maduro’s Wife, Cilia Flores, and Chavista Adel El Zabayar with drug trafficking Orinoco Tribune: New Human Rights Watch smear campaign claims Venezuela has 30,000 COVID deaths Some international media launched a smear campaign that allegedly there are not 11 deaths, but 30 thousand deaths from coronavirus in Venezuela. The launching…

Brilliant Interview with Nicaraguan Ambassador Francisco Campbell

Francisco Campbell, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S., held a terrific and very informative conversation with Teri Mattson, who heads up Code Pink’s Latin America work. https://youtu.be/H6PzkbqqAnE   Francisco Campbell, a Creole from Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, gives an inspiring account of the achievements of the Sandinista revolution, including for the Indigenous peoples and African descendants living…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 5.22.2020 Is US Preparing Armed Conflict against Iran & Venezuela over Iran’s oil shipments?

Video: U.S. Sanctions: The Weaponization of the Global Financial System by Sharat Lin Venezuela Venezuelanalysis: Trump Claims to Have Venezuela ‘Surrounded’ as Iranian Tankers Approach “We’ve got it [Venezuela] surrounded, it’s surrounded at a level that nobody even knows but they know. We are watching to see what happens.” Five Iranian tankers are en route…

NicaNotes: Costa Rica Provokes Regional Transportation Crisis

By Nan McCurdy Costa Rica appears to be trying to cause hunger and shortages in Central America by blocking nearly a 1,000 trucks going south through Central America with food and merchandize, some of it for treating and dealing with COVID-19. The trucks are from every country in Central America, but the majority are from…