Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 5.5.2020: Latest Interviews with Carlos Ron, Evo Morales; Venezuela’s Recent Political Victories, The Regime Change Role of WOLA

PopularResistance: The Federal Charges against Four Embassy Protection Collective Members Dropped After a jury refused to convict them in early February, resulting in a mistrial, the prosecutors offered to drop the federal charge and substitute one of most minor local misdemeanor charges in the DC Code, incommoding, basically causing a disturbance. The protectors were facing a potential year in jail and $100,000 fine each. They are now on six months of probation.

OrinocoTribune (Nino Pagliccia): Venezuela’s Political Victories The Bolivarian Revolution has scored 3 major victories over the U.S. attempts for regime change, just in the month of May: its exemplary handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the standing up to US threats with the arrival of Iranian tankers, and the military victory over the mercenary invasion.

FAIR (Lucas Koerner): WOLA: Media’s ‘Left’ Source for Pro-Coup Propaganda in Venezuela An excellent study of the shameless role of WOLA, and a review of its apologetics for US intervention and inhumane sanctions against Venezuela.

Video Interview: Code Pink update with Carlos Ron, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America

TriContinental: Coronavirus and the Hybrid War against Venezuela An analysis of the US war on Venezuela: 1. The Folly of the Hybrid War; 2. Overview of US Regime Change; 3. The Collective Punishment of the Venezuelan people; 3. The IMF Takes Orders from the US Treasury; 4. The Hallucinatory Accusations of Narco-Trafficking: 5. The Colombian People Reject the Hybrid War Against Venezuela; 6. The Bay of Piglets; 7. The Weakness of US Power.

ResumenLatinoamericano: New US Special Force Coming to Colombia to Organize Military Operations against Venezuela The government of Iván Duque is facilitating the work of his Pentagon godfathers and is opening the doors even wider for them to attack Venezuela. This time, it is the formation of a security brigade and a force and control agency that will operate alongside the Colombian military. Meanwhile, the killings of social leaders in Colombia grew by 53 % in the first quarter of 2020, in which forced displacement also increased by 5 %.

COHA: Nicaragua battles COVID-19 and a Disinformation Campaign The latest Western disinformation campaign is built on fake news questioning Nicaragua’s successes in fighting the coronavirus. This article looks at the disinformation and the reality.

Interview with Evo Morales: Bolivia Under Dictatorship. U.S. the Real Power Evo looks at how the coup government has dismantled the gains of the Process of Change, and the present situation the MAS movement faces in building the people’s resistance.

Webinars and Campaigns:

June 8: Venezuela: Exposing UK complicity in Trump’s regime change plan

Canadian Network on Cuba: Donation Campaign to Support Cuba’s Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19 Cuba has more than 800 medical personnel serving humanity in the trenches of 16 countries against the dreaded coronavirus.To contribute to the Campaign to Support Cuba’s Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19 – $35,000 Canadian raised so far: cheques should be made out to the “CNC,” with “COVID-19” written in the memo, and then mailed ($1.20 from US) to: c/o Sharon Skup, 56 Riverwood Terrace, Bolton ON L7E 1S4

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