Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 2.16.2018 US Threatens Military Intervention to Stop Venezuela’s Democratic Elections

Venezuela Presidential Election Dates and Process

Real News Network: Trump Preemptively Dismisses Upcoming Venezuelan Presidential Vote
In an effort to discredit Venezuela’s upcoming presidential election, the Trump administration is rallying conservative governments in Latin America to discredit the vote and isolate Venezuela.

Carlos Ron: Tillerson Tries and Fails to Rally Latin American Support for Sanctions Against Venezuela
US Secretary of State recently completed a tour of Latin American countries where he unsuccessfully tried to rally support for regional sanctions against Venezuela. However, as Venezuela’s Charge D’Affairs in DC explains, US unilateral financial sanctions against Venezuela is causing significant problems for the country

Venezuelan Opposition Undecided Over Whether and Who to Run in Presidential Race
Following several months of negotiations between Venezuelan government and opposition representatives, the opposition refuses to sign the agreement, despite pressure from Spain’s ex-Prime Minister. Carlos Rin,Venezuela’s Charge D’Affairs in DC explains the panorama from the government’s perspective

Colombia, Brazil Deploy More Security Forces to Venezuela Border
Colombia says it will send more than 2000 more troops to its border with Venezuela, with Brazil replicating the measure.

Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement: Cuba rejects interference and exclusion of Venezuela from Summit of the Americas
“Aggression and coup violence against Venezuela hurt all of Our America and only benefit the interests of those who attempt to divide us, in order to assert their dominance over our peoples.”

Evo Morales Requests UNASUR Summit to Oppose Escalating US Threats of Military Intervention
“Tillerson comes to visit several countries, I imagine, to convince or influence his right-wing presidents to participate in a military intervention or drowning in Venezuela.”

China and Latin America’s New Era of Globalization
Latin American leaders are increasingly aligning their economies with China, and the United States seems worried. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pushed to integrate Latin America into the Belt and Road Initiative, and governments across America have firmed up infrastructure and resource deals with China.

Cuban Documentary “All Guantanamo is Ours” 115 Years of US Occupation

Guillaume Long: Why I Resigned as Ecuador’s UN Representative
On January 4th, Guillaume Long resigned his position as Ecuador’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva.His letter of resignation, translated below, eloquently expresses dismay with Ecuador’s new president, Lenin Moreno, who is presently attempting an audacious power grab with the support of Ecuador’s private and public media.

Leonard Peltier’s Statement on 43 Years in Prison
Peltier appeals for support for his fight to combat his frame-up sentence.

About the Weekly

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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