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Rejecting Demand to Leave Venezuela, Russia’s Lavrov Says ‘Whole World Dotted’ With US Soldiers
By Eoin Higgins – Common Dreams – April 04, 2019
Pointing to “the map of the U.S. military bases” around the world as evidence of American imperialism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday his country has no plans to remove the small number of troops it has stationed in Venezuela despite Trump administration demands to withdraw.

Venezuela and Russia Work on Schemes to Break US Blockade
By TeleSur – April 04, 2019
During the XIV High Level Business Commission Forum in Moscow, Russia, representatives of the Venezuelan and Russian government are working on new ways to circumvent a U.S. imposed blockade which is seeking to isolate Venezuela both, financially and economically.

Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not “Just About Oil”
By Andre Vltchek – Mint Press News – April 03, 2019
‘All three countries stood at the vanguard of promoting and fighting with determination for such concepts as “pan-Africanism”, “pan-Arabism” and Patria Grande – essentially Latin American independence and unity.’

Guaido’s Parliamentary Immunity Revoked as Maduro Sacks Electricity Minister
By Paul Dobson – Venezuelanalysis – April 03, 2019
Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has lifted the parliamentary immunity of the self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido, opening the door for criminal charges to be brought against him.

China Slams Reports of Sending Troops to Venezuela as Fiction
By TeleSur – April 03, 2019
The Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that all reports claiming Beijing sent troops to Venezuela are untrue.

Venezuela Leaves OAS April 27, Trump ‘Runs Over’ Member States
By TeleSur – April 03, 2019
Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations and alternative representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, says that his nation will leave the OAS April 27 in defiance of the “racist ‘Monroe Doctrine’” and United States President Donald Trump’s continued attempts to “run over the countries of the continent” with the help of OAS leadership.

US Orgs to Congress: End Trump’s Crusade For War in Venezuela
By TeleSur – April 02, 2019
More than 40 organizations from throughout the United States are demanding their Congress put an end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela saying that, in particular, the illegal and “extensive economic sanctions, imposed unilaterally by the Trump government since August 2017, have caused great hardship and loss of life” in the South American country.

Honduras has an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis – Thanks to a US-backed coup
By The Grayzone – YouTube – April 02, 2019

While the Trump administration oversees a coup attempt in Venezuela, Honduras is suffering from an actual dictatorship and humanitarian crisis, after a 2009 US-backed right-wing coup destabilized the country. Lucy Pagoada speaks about the resistance to imperialism.

Why Moscow Sent Its Military Personnel to Venezuela
By Vladimir Frolov – The Moscow Times – April 02, 2019
While Russia is under no obligation to defend Venezuela (although state-owned Rosneft has about $9 billion invested there), the country is important to the Kremlin’s narrative of Russia’s return to the global stage as a great power that shapes a new multi-polar world order and has the capability to check destabilizing American unilateralism.

Washington Concerned Over Maduro’s Stay in Power
By TeleSur – April 02, 2019
Maduro’s stay in power has Washington as well as various regional neighbor countries worried about the situation. It seems that Venezuela’s neighbors followed a false promise to get rid off the Venezuelan President rather quickly. According to the report, allies of the U.S. are disappointed with the result and are now questioning their decision to recognize Juan Guaido as interim president.

Russia Opens Military Center in Venezuela, Defying U.S. Threats
By Tom O’Connor – Newsweek – April 02, 2019
Russia continues to defy the U.S. in Venezuela as one of Russia’s largest state-run holding conglomerates opens a helicopter training center in an undisclosed location within the country. The U.S., meanwhile, continues to threaten Moscow, calling for it to leave the socialist-led Latin American country while Washington and its allies seek regime change.

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Removes Guaido’s Immunity
By TeleSur – April 02, 2019
The ANC-ratified decision was made following a request issued by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) on Monday.
The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela approved on Tuesday a decree to lift parliamentary immunity and the continuation of the prosecution of self-proclaimed opposition deputy, Juan Guaido.

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