Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.
From the compilation, an acronym used in the summary: Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) – USAASC
The most notable development is the Chavista regime blocking aid deliveries across the border despite warnings. The Russian propaganda firehose effort continues. More nations recognize Guaido as president. More concerns over the fanatical regime paramilitary militias. Media reports a US Army ARL surveilling border region. Some good analyses, especially on the oil industry, and a deluge of OpEds. In the UK, Labour divided over support or rejection of the Chavista regime.
Pope Francis received a request from Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro to help relaunch talks. but he ruled any involvement unless opposition leader Juan Guaido also requests it.
Global support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó expanded Monday as a growing chorus of Western nations increased pressure on the authoritarian regime of cash-strapped Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Conditions need to be ripe, the pope said, speaking to reporters on the papal plane while returning to Rome from Abu Dhabi, where he celebrated Mass.
A bank in Portugal has blocked Venezuela’s attempt to transfer $1.2 billion to Uruguay, a lawmaker said on Tuesday as the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro warned of the theft of public funds, while the United States sent food and medical aid to the Venezuelan-Colombian border.
Leader Nicolás Maduro sent 100 tons of aid to Cuba after a tornado hit Havana last week amid Venezuela’s own humanitarian and political crisis. The shipment included construction machinery and materials.
Military forces have blocked a crossing on the Colombian border, the opposition says.
Venezuelan military officers blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid shipment Tuesday as opposition leader Ju
Venezuela’s armed forces would be crossing a “red line” if they were to block humanitarian aid from entering the country, the opposition dominated National Assembly said on Tuesday. “You know there’s a red line, you know well there’s a limit, you know that medicines, food
Jeremy Hunt on Twitter: “Nicolas Maduro has not called Presidential elections within 8 day limit we have set. So UK alongside European allies now recognises @jguaido as interim constitutional president until credible elections can be held. Let’s hope this takes us closer to ending humanitarian crisis”
The Lima Group reiterated its support for Guaido, while an event calling for international solidarity was held in Caracas.
“If you protest tomorrow, there will be consequences.”
Groups set up during Hugo Chávez’s years as president say they are ready to fight for Venezuela’s revolution. In this dingy building in a suburb of Caracas, Hugo Chávez is very much alive. A statue of Venezuela’s late president, dressed in military uniform, stands prominently at a corner of the main room as if welcoming everyone who enters. Glued to the decaying wall, a picture of him smiling, printed on the yellow, blue and red colours of the national flag, looks over the table where Subero and his men spend hours in meetings. Subero’s decades-old links to Chávez go far beyond ideology. The 47-year-old retired sergeant fought in the attempt Chávez led on 4 February 1992 to overthrow then-President Carlos Andrés Pérez. The movement failed, and Subero, Chávez and others spent some of the following years in jail. Subero’s loyalty to his leader, however, was left unshaken. He now leads one of the dozens of groups called colectivos, or collectives, which see themselves as the defenders of Chávez’s Bolivarian revolution and vow to defend his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, as he faces his biggest challenge yet. The embattled leader has resisted mounting pressure to step down and call early elections while Juan Guaidó, head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, gathers international recognition after declaring himself interim president. But Subero and many others in his colectivo, by no coincidence called 4 de Febrero, seem ready to stand up for Mr Maduro, who has been in power since 2013. “I’m willing to fight until my death,” says Subero.
Russia is playing a high-stakes game in the mounting crisis in Venezuela, where socialist President Nicolas Maduro has been mortgaging part of the country’s oil resources in exchange for financial and military support from Moscow. Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino recently announced that he was inviting Russian combat pilots who fought in Syria’s civil war to “share their experience” with Venezuela’s air force.
Venezuelan military officers blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid shipment, as opposition leader Juan Guaido stepped up his challenge to President Nicolas Maduro’s authority.
U.S.-backed members of Venezuela’s opposition converged on the Colombian border city of Cúcuta to arrange a new challenge against Venezuela’s autocratic leader, Nicolás Maduro: food shipments that would be transported into the crisis-stricken country in coming days.
A US spy plane has been spotted flying secret missions near the Venezuelan border, fuelling suspicions that it is gathering intelligence for an imminent US-led regime change in the crisis-ridden country. The US spy plane is an EO-5C reconnaissance aircraft and was spotted by flight-tracking groups on Thursday. The plane appeared to be busy flying missions over the border area between Colombia and Venezuela. The latest developments come shortly after the photo of US National Security Adviser John Bolton holding a yellow notepad with the words “5,000 troops to Colombia” on it. The note was spotted during a press conference about new sanctions against Venezuela.
With international forces in support of self-proclaimed Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido delivering ultimatums to the Venezuelan government and making plans to force the situation toward either coup d’etat or civil war, one question being debated is whether they really can force regime change.
Caracas trains troops to protect the “sacred homeland” and to ensure that the US pays “entirely too much” for invasion, Nicolas Maduro told RT. Yet, he believes, diplomacy should prevail over threats in the 21st century.
At a time when the eyes of the world are closely watching his country, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has given an exclusive interview to RT Spanish, speaking about the threats of war and of foul play in politics.
Donald Trump has expressed full support for the Venezuelan opposition to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power, just as the country’s authorities announced they’d seized a cache of weapons, allegedly delivered from the US.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Holding snap parliamentary elections, which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has supported, would result in a “political suicide” for the president, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refused to bow down to EU pressure and hold national elections. Sputnik spoke about ongoing developments with journalist Nick MacWilliam.
If you’ve been following Western media coverage of Venezuela’s crisis, you’ll know that a brutal dictator, whose socialist policies have ravaged the country, is clinging to power with an iron grip, as his people beg him to leave.
Augusto Montiel, the Venezuelan ambassador to India, while addressing media in New Delhi said that no article of the constitution allows anyone to declare themselves president of the country without being democratically elected by the population.
The U.S. is just one of many countries and international organizations which recognize the interim presidency of Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaido. Many of these countries didn’t recogni…
Europe and Washington insist Venezuelan leader Maduro step down, but some complain Western action has been late in coming
The only thing worth discussing with Venezuela’s corrupt leader is how and when he leaves office.
The citizens of Venezuela have become pawns in a global power game. They need a peaceful and rapid resolution to the crisis.
Beijing may have miscalculated the political and economic risks.
Would China obstruct the U.S. from using military force in Venezuela? No.
Regime change doesn’t always happen overnight.
The dictator destroyed a world energy powerhouse. U.S. sanctions will squeeze production even further.
BBC Newsnight Published on Feb 4, 2019 Pressure is intensifying on President Nicolas Maduro. Subscribe to our channel here:https://goo.gl/31Q53F
After declaring the Maduro presidency illegitimate, Juan Guaidó, the 35-year old opposition leader of the National Assembly, appointed himself the country’s interim president.The U.S., Canada, and a bloc of regional countries dubbed ‘The Lima Group’ swiftly supported his claim. Since Guaido’s unprecedented move, there are daily reports of death, arrests, and protests, as thousands of Venezuelans march on the streets in an intensifying fight with the police.
Venezuela’s government-in-waiting will allow foreign private oil companies a greater stake in joint ventures with its state-owned oil giant, Juan Guaido’s envoy to the US has said.
VOA News Published on Feb 5, 2019 In a dramatic turn of events over the past few weeks, the White House has shown it has run out of patience with Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader and pressing Maduro to step down. The Trump administration imposed sanctions against the state oil company, PDVSA, and even suggested it might consider a military option to resolve what has been described as a humanitarian catastrophe. Igor Tsikhanenka reports. Originally published at –https://www.voanews.com/a/4772895.html
Venezuela’s government-in-waiting intends to scrap requirements that state-owned oil giant PDVSA keep a controlling stake in joint ventures as it seeks to revive the oil sector and encourage private investment, National Assembly leader Juan Guaido’s representative to the U.S. said.
Venezuela’s political crisis is rooted in its unfolding economic disaster. It takes a special blend of public and private behaviour to create rampant hyperinflation.
It would be a shame if divisions in the United States undermined our support for Venezuela’s courageous people.
Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó visited Washington, DC, to meet senior Trump administration officials in December.
Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, is “Kremlin’s protege”, as Iryna Lutsenko, President’s Representative to the Parliament, Ukrainian MP from Petro Poroshenko Bloc “Solidarity” delivering a speech before colleagues on February 5. 112 Ukraine broadcasted the morning session of the Verkhovna Rada.
Emily Thornberry is to distance herself from Jeremy Corbyn over his failure to condemn President Maduro of Venezuela’s regime. In a speech to be given today, the shadow foreign secretary will pledge not to indulge human rights abuses by governments claiming to be socialist. Britain, France and Spain
A “friend of Venezuela”.
Shadow foreign secretary will make clear rebuke to record of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro