Venezuela & ALBA News #460, 7.7.2023: Venezuela Condemns US and European Union Interference in Upcoming Elections; Biden Turns to Elliot Abrams

Resumen Latinoamericano: Why Europe, U.S., China and Russia are not the same for Latin America We Latin Americans have a very well-documented history of colonization, exploitation, and occupation with Europeans and North Americans, but not with China and Russia. It was not the Russians or the Chinese who implemented Plan Condor in South America, which left more than 30,000 missing, nor was it the KGB that assassinated President Salvador Allende, but rather the CIA. It is not the Russians or the Chinese who practice the doctrine of the stick, who remove constitutionally-elected presidents at their convenience and impose dictatorships on us at will to steal the land and natural resources such as gold, silver, oil, lithium, gas, etc. It is not the Russians or the Chinese who impose unilateral, coercive, and illegal economic measures, also known as economic sanctions, on sovereign countries and those that resist, such as Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other countries of the world.

Caitlin Johnstone: Presidents Keep Hiring Elliott Abrams Because The US Empire Is Just That Evil This would be the fourth presidential administration that Abrams has been a part of, despite being a confessed crook and despite pushing for bloodshed at every opportunity in some of the US empire’s most notorious criminal actions. Abrams is such a cold-hearted killer that he openly admitted during a 1985 conference that the purpose of aiding the Contras in Nicaragua was “to permit people who are fighting on our side to use more violence,” and has promoted US military violence against Iraq, Syria and Iran with remarkable forcefulness throughout his career.

 

Venezuela
Ultima Noticias: Jorge Rodriguez – True democracy is the government of the Communal Councils President of the National Assembly Jorge Rodríguez,stressed that “true democracy is not the one that is exercised, at least not completely, in the national parliament or in the Municipal Councils, or in the mayoralties or governorships.This revolution has advanced so that these old forms of government get closer to the people. True democracy, the true government of the people, is the government of the Communal Councils and the Communes, as simple as that.”

The Cradle: Qatar boosts mediator credentials by hosting secret US-Venezuela talks Qatar hosted direct talks between Venezuelan National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez, advisor for the Western Hemisphere at the US National Security Council, according to Spanish daily El Pais. The high-level meeting, which took place without mediators or third parties present, was to “establish a direct channel of communication” and unblock bilateral relations strained by crushing US sanctions and multiple coup attempts in Caracas conducted by US allies.

Venezuelanalysis: President Maduro Denounces US-EU Meddling Ahead of 2024 Presidential Race President Maduro denounced the US and European Union after EU officials spoke out against the political disenfranchisement of far-right opposition leader María Corina Machado. “They want to sow the deadly poison of fascism, of hatred, of confrontation among everyone, through social media, paying millions to sow hatred, to try to put their claws on our country and hand it over to the US empire and to the old European racists and colonialists.”

Ultima Noticias: President Maduro Warns of Opposition Violence as in 2014, 2017, 2019 “I am in the campaign and in battle against the inoculation of hatred, intolerance and fascism in Venezuela that wants to lead us to scenarios similar to 2014, 2017, 2019. I am in the battle for the truth, calling on all Venezuelans to unite in defense of the Fatherland”. “I am in the campaign and in battle against the inoculation of hatred, intolerance and fascism in Venezuela that wants to lead us to scenarios similar to 2014, 2017, 2019. I am in the battle for the truth, calling on all Venezuelans to unite in defense of the Fatherland”.

Ultima Noticias: Venezuelan government rejects interventionist actions of the EU “The European Union failed in recent years in its attempt to impose a False President in our country, today they continue on the same path of failure, engaged in irrational and colonialist rhetoric towards the Constitutional Government. More than 200 years ago, we Venezuelans kicked out imperialism from our land and began to follow the route of sovereignty.

Ultima Noticias: Venezuela strengthens relations with Iraq and Palestine This meeting was held within the framework of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordination Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) that is being held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. On Palestine, Foreign Minister Yvan Gil stated that Venezuela condemns “the most recent onslaught against the Palestinian people, which has left at least ten dead in the city of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.”

 

Cuba
Granma: Another Israeli massacre against Palestinians Member of the Political Bureau and Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, condemned the Israeli aggression against the Jenin refugee camp, “a fact that constitutes a threat to stability and peace in the Middle East.” There are already tens of thousands of Palestinians murdered since the very birth of the Israeli State, in 1948, and the process of Jewish colonization, which until today has not stopped.

 

Nicaragua
NicaNotes: Education for the Good of Humanity The budget for education has increased year on year, 457% since 2006. Government policy is for social investment and education as keys to reducing poverty and improving wellbeing, and developing the economy. The country has doubled the number of teachers and maintained continuous training, including school teachers in rural areas, to ensure high quality education. Ortega’s government has particularly concentrated on education in the Indigenous as well as the Afro-descendant communities, and prioritized the preservation of languages and Indigenous cultures.

President Daniel Ortega: Assange won the Peace Prize of the Peoples of the World “Assange has already won, from the very moment he made those courageous denunciations knowing that the intelligence and security organizations of the United States, combined with the Europeans, could assassinate him, Assange won the recognition of the peoples and therefore won the peace prize of the peoples of the world. Not the Nobel Prize that is given to those who then destroy, invade, murder, bomb. Assange is recognized and we recognize him as having won the peace prize for his courage, for his dignity, for his firmness and we stand in solidarity in this day with this man who has acted with enormous conscience and with great courage and now, well, he is on the brink of going to the gallows there in the United States of America.”

 

Events 
Thursdays: WTF is Going on in Latin America & The Caribbean with Teri Mattson (or watch here or here)
July 16 Protest at the White House: Defend the Sovereignty of Latin American and Caribbean Countries
July 23: Why is Nicaragua’s Important in Today’s World?” Hear from visitors to Nicaragua for the 44th anniversary celebration of the Revolution.

 

Delegations/Tours
July 21-30, Sept  8-17, Sept 29-Oct 8, December 1-10, Dec 8-17: Witness for Peace delegations to Cuba
August 1-13: Code Pink and Task Force on the Americas delegation to Venezuela
November 20-29: Bolivia, Food Sovereignty, Popular Democracy & Indigenous Resistance 


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