Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 12.15.2017 Venezuela’s Open Elections vs Honduras Fraud; ALBA Calls for Unity against US Aggression

This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela and ALBA Countries that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out.

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The News This Week from Venezuela and Alba

Venezuela: More than $3 Billion Frozen Due to Sanctions 

 The US sanctions imposed on Venezuela August have already robbed it of at least more than $3 billion, by freezing its assets. Foreign Minister Arreaza condemned “the absolute coordination between the US government’s anti-democratic imperialist policy against Venezuela’s democracy” and the European Union and Canada to target Caracas. Venezuela has had difficulty in making payments on debt, which the Maduro government blames on US sanctions and on growing controls international banks are applying on transactions originating from the country.

Real News Network: Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis on the Recent Venezuela Elections. The Opposition Sidelines itself, handing the victory to the Chavistas.

US State Dept Donates Almost $1M to Pro-Venezuelan Opposition Group Connected with Ukraine and Syria Regime Change Organizations USAID Complains the Money May Be Used to Promote Dialogue Rather than Regime Change

Cuba and Bolivia Invest the Most in Education in Latin America

UN Human Rights Representative: Statement on Venezuela Humanitarian Situation and Sanctions

Mision Verdad: Chavismo PSUV Wins in Municipal Elections: 15 Key Factors

16th ALBA-TCP Political Council Opens, Calls for Defense of Venezuela, Unity Against US Interventionism in Latin America

Ecuador VP Glas Convicted of Corruption: Soft Coup Against Citizens Revolution?

From One Coup to Another: Honduras Under Siege