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Venezuela
A government system hated by the elite — both in and out of Venezuela
The poverty rate dropped by 20% in Venezuela in 2012.
Almost certainly the largest decline in poverty in the Americas for 2012, and one of the largest — if not the largest — in the world.
The numbers are available on the website of the World Bank, but almost no journalists have made the arduous journey through cyberspace to find and report them.
A Venezuelan supermarket — while certain products have been in short supply this year such as toilet paper, powdered milk and corn flour, shelves remain full and do not reflect the crisis that foreign media is reporting 

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A Venezuelan supermarket
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Intervention of US and NATO
Foreign interests from Colombia and the US are working with opposition groups inside Venezuela to destabilize Nicolas Maduro's government
Aim is to sabotage the upcoming December 8 municipal elections
The document states in its introductory paragraph:
“The plan, agreed by consensus with worthy representatives of the opposition to the government of Nicolas Maduro, focuses on these objectives with the continued strong support of several global personalities, with the function of returning to Venezuela true democracy and independence, that have been kidnapped over 14 years.
“Maintain and increase the sabotage that affect the population's services, particularly the electricity system, that puts blame on the government for assumed inefficiencies and negligence.
“Whenever possible, the violence should cause deaths and injuries.
“Encourage problems in the universities and other sectors of society now identified with government institutions.
Women buy toilet paper at a supermarket in Caracas.

Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva
Women buy toilet paper at a supermarket in Caracas
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Increase the problems with scarcity of basic products of the food basket.
Create situations of crisis in the streets that facilitate the intervention of North America and the forces of NATO, with support of the government of Colombia.”
Documento evidencia un plan de desestabilizacin contra Venesuela.

Evidence of plan to destabilize Venezuela.

The document states in its introductory paragraph:

The plan, agreed by consensus with worthy representatives of the opposition to the government of Nicolas Maduro, focuses on these objectives with the continued strong support of several global personalities, with the function of returning to Venezuela true democracy and independence, that have been kidnapped over 14 years.

Maintain and increase the sabotage that affect the population's services, particularly the electricity system, that puts blame on the government for assumed inefficiencies and negligence.

Create situations of crisis in the streets that facilitate the intervention of North America and the forces of NATO, with support of the government of Colombia.

Photo: Aporrea.org
Evidence of plan to destabilize Venezuela
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela president denied travel through US airspace - Puerto Rico.

Picture: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro
Bolivia's President Evo Morales

“I would like to announce that we are preparing a lawsuit against Barack Obama to condemn him for crimes against humanity.”

Picture: AFP/Filippo Monteforte
Bolivia's President Evo Morales
Fairwell for this time my friend
 
Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro, top center in white, addresses the nation from Miraflores presidential palace during a meeting with top government ministers, the military high command and all 20 loyalist governors in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Venezuela Vice President Maduro says the government of President Hugo Chavez plans to expel a U.S. Embassy official for meeting with military officers and planning to destabilize the country.

This address was made shortly before Hugo Chaves died from a massive heart attack, not from the effects of cancer.

The Vice President spoke hours after the government said Chavez was in a
Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro, top center in white, addresses the nation from Miraflores presidential palace during a meeting with top government ministers, the military high command and all 20 loyalist governors in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
Vice President Maduro says the government of President Hugo Chávez plans to expel a U.S. Embassy official for meeting with military officers and planning to destabilize the country.
The Vice President spoke hours after the government said Chávez was in very delicate health after undergoing cancer surgery in December 2012.
This address was made shortly before Hugo Cháves died from a massive heart attack, not from the effects of cancer.
The large images on display in the room are of Venezuela's independence hero Simón Bolívar.
Sorrow at Hugo Chavez death.

Argentine supporters of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez cry as people gather in front of the Venezuela embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that President Hugo Chavez has died.

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez aged 58 who died of a massive heart attack was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011.

Image: AP/Victor R. Caivano
Sorrow at Hugo Chávez death as people gather in front of the Venezuela embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, right, sits with his brother Adam in Barinas, Venezuela.

Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias.

Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that President Hugo Chavez has died.

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez aged 58 who died of a massive heart attack was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011.

Image: Miraflores Press Office
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, right, sits with his brother Adam in Barinas, Venezuela.
Prayers at Hugo Chavez Frias passing.

Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that President Hugo Chavez has died.

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez aged 58 who died of a massive heart attack was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011.

Image: AP/Ariana Cubillos
Prayers at the passing of Hugo Chávez Frías, March 5, 2013
Family photo of Hugo Chavez Frias taken in in Barinas, Venezuela.

Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias.

Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that President Hugo Chavez has died.

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez aged 58 who died of a massive heart attack was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011.

Image: Miraflores Press Office
Family photo of Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías taken in Barinas, Venezuela
Hugo Chavez Frias with his wife Marisabel and their daughter Rosa Ines watching a parade on Children's Day in Caracas, Venezuela, July 15, 2001.

Venezuela Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that President Hugo Chavez has died.

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez aged 58 who died of a massive heart attack was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011.

Image: AP/Ivan Gonzale
Hugo Chávez Frías with his wife Marisabel and their daughter Rosa Ines watching a parade on Children's Day in Caracas, Venezuela, July 15, 2001.
Venezuela and Cuba Deepen “Strategic Alliance”
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim
April 10th 2013
Raul Castro of Cuba and Nicolas Maduro of Venezeula indicated that he will maintain former president Hugo Chavez's close ties with Cuba.

Venezuela and Cuba signed 51 bilateral agreements related to energy management and social programmes in areas including healthcare, education and recreation this past weekend and pledged to spend $2 billion on bilateral social development projects this year.

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Raul Castro of Cuba and Nicolas Maduro of Venezeula
Mérida, 29thApril 2013 — Venezuela and Cuba signed 51 bilateral agreements related to energy management and social programmes in areas including healthcare, education and recreation this past weekend and pledged to spend $2 billion on bilateral social development projects this year.
The agreements were signed during Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Cuba over the weekend.
“We came to ratify a strategic... historical alliance,” Maduro told Cuban press.
Details of the bilateral agreements are yet to be released, though Maduro described the deals as focusing on “social development”.
After meeting with Maduro, Castro told the press that the agreements reaffirm Cuba's “unyielding will to continue co-operation in solidarity with Venezuela, determined to share our fate with the heroic Venezuelan people”.
The agreements represent Cuba's largest source of foreign capital, according to AFP.
In his first trip abroad since being sworn in as Venezuela's new president, Nicolas Maduro also met with former Cuban president Fidel Castro.
Maduro stated, according to the Havana Times:
“I spent over five hours with Fidel, talking, sharing memories of Comandante Chavez, remembering how he and Chavez had built this alliance, which is more than a strategic partnership.”
The visit was criticised by Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who during his recent election bid advocated for cutting most ties with Cuba.
“Our great lackey is travelling to Havana to get instructions from his boss,” he tweeted on Saturday.
Venezuela is Cuba's largest trade partner, currently providing the island nation with more than 100,000 barrels of oil a day.
In exchange, over 30,000 Cuban medical personnel work in Venezuela.
During his election campaign, Capriles maintained his long standing policy that if elected, “not another drop of oil” would be sent to Cuba.
However, his views on the doctors are less consistent; alternating between offering them citizenship and accusing them of being spies involved in a “Castro-communist” plot and threatening them with deportation.
Maduro indicated that his administration would maintain continuity with former president Hugo Chavez's Cuba policy, stating that the two countries “will continue working together”.
Venezuela CNE technicians prepare for the auditing process, May 2013.

As Venezuela electoral organisation begins auditing the 14 April elections, ex-opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has announced his team will not participate.

Image: AVN
Venezuela CNE technicians prepare for the auditing process, May 2013
As Venezuela’s electoral organisation begins auditing the 14 April elections, ex-opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has announced his team will not participate.
Election recount:
National Electoral Council (CNE) are auditing the 46% of voting boxes not already audited on the day of the elections.
The process is the result of a deal reached between the CNE and the opposition, although since the making the agreement Capriles has withdrawn his support for it.
The opposition requested one witness per candidate in the broadcasting/information room, and another one in the “contingency rooms” with working group members, which was approved by the CNE.
CNE head Tibisay Lucena said.
“These additional guarantees, including the second auditing... add up to a total of 18 auditing processes, which are now not being recognised and are being silenced by the opposition.
With this, they are seeking to damage the electoral process, alluding to things that were already checked and certified by their own technicians, as is demonstrated by the minutes that are publicly available.”
Spain has offered to mediate between the two sides "to guarantee peace, prosperity and stability in Venezuela," its foreign minister, Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo said.
Garcia is currently visiting Washington in order to speak at a meeting of the Organisation of American States (OAS) and today is set to meet with the U.S’s John Kerry.
The U.S. is the only country in the world that so far has not recognised the Venezuela election.
Maduro’s responded:
“The foreign minister of Spain has come out saying that he’s happy to come to mediate in Venezuela.
Senor, don’t come to mediate in Venezuela, go out into the streets to respond to the Spanish working class, from whom you all have taken away their rights to work, to have pensions.”
US encouraging Venezuela's opposition not to recognize election results.

The US is prying into Venezuelan internal affairs and is likely to call the country’s April 14 election illegitimate if it doesn’t go their way, political expert Francisco Dominguez told RT.

Photo: RT
'US encouraging Venezuela's opposition not to recognize election results'
Published time: April 03, 2013
The US is prying into Venezuelan internal affairs and is likely to call the country’s April 14 election illegitimate if it doesn’t go their way, political expert Francisco Dominguez told RT.
RT: Opposition leader Henrique Caprilles has already called the swearing-in of the acting president 'unconstitutional'.    Does this have any sway over the electorate?
Dr Francisco Dominguez: The article 233 of the Constitution totally justifies what’s been done.   It’s not only being vindicated in terms of the constitution itself, but also it’s been supported, and endorsed by the Supreme Court.   There is no issue with that really.
RT: There are quite large shoes to fill — are any of the two main candidates on offer able to do that?
FD: I don’t think it’s possible to actually stay in the shoes of Chavez in the way he was.
Venezuela without Chavez is not the same as Venezuela with Chavez.
However, Nicolas Maduro demonstrates himself as a formidable communicator.
He has his own person, he is able to use symbolic language, he enthuses the masses very well, he conveys a very good message, he is very acute politically.
I think he is doing very well.   That’s why he is leading in the polls.
RT: How much momentum has acting-leader Maduro gained on the wave of nationwide grief for Hugo Chavez?
FD: I am sure there is a little sentiment about it.   Chavez was a figure of hatred in the international media.   Now the population of Venezuela realize how much he was loved.
It was two million actually that came out into the streets to give him a farewell.
I think possibly it was the biggest demonstration in the history of the country.
And any candidate would be foolish not to use it.
However, the key point is the message Maduro is saying to them: do you want the continuation of what you had with him for 14 years, Improving it, perfecting it?
Or do you want to get back to the fourth republic, which Capriles represents?
The message in that sense is clear.
RT: Chavez was also an important figure for the whole region — how will Latin America cope without him?   Will his anti-U.S. legacy live on?
FD: Roberta Jacobson, the Assistant US Secretary of Hemispheric Affairs made a statement the other day saying she found it a little bit difficult that there will be fair elections in Venezuela, which is a very clear interference in internal affairs of a sovereign country.
Jimmy Carter of the Carter Center repeated several times that Venezuela had the best electoral system in the world.
So, to indicate it by somebody senior in the US administration is encouraging the opposition not to recognize the elections.
In that sense, for as long as the US remains interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela, there could be no base between the two of them.
Before Roberta Jacobson made that statement Elías José Jaua, former Venezuelan Vice President, and senior people in the US administration were talking about normalizing relations which unfortunately stopped because of their interference.
So, there is a possibility, but it depends very heavily on the Obama administration.
RT: The U.S. has been fighting to boost its influence in Latin America, but what does it have to offer?
FD: I think that Latin American countries are going to heavily support non-interference and most of the governments in Latin America identify with Maduro.
Incidentally although Caprilles tries to present himself as a follower of Luiz Inácio Lula, Lula yesterday made a statement that he supports Nicolas Maduro as his candidate.
So in that sense the Latin American countries are going to ensure through their own delegations that there is no interference and the process of elections in Venezuela is proper and as it should be.
Latin American countries have a lot of mechanisms of reaching the integration.
I think the assertiveness regarding their sovereignty and collective independence is incredible.
They have established the Union of South American nations, they have established the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which excludes the US and they're orienting themselves towards anybody who wants to do business with them without any preconditions.
A great deal of that is with China but they are prepared to talk to anyone else and it seems to me that they are strong enough and feel strong enough to prevent any traditional interferences particularly by the US in the internal affairs of Latin American countries, which took place in the 20th century, and which I think are becoming more and more difficult in this century.
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Obama doesn't get it, but does Obama ever get it?
The stupidity of Obama in continuing to criticise the Venezuela April 2013 elections when there is absolutely nothing to indicate the election was in any way tampered with, as per a former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, and all independent foreign agencies who monitored the election — well, one has to ask is it stupidity or is it Obama's CIA background?
Is it Obama being aided very craftily by those who constantly seek war, seek profit from war?
I will leave it for you to decide.
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Rightwing Covering up Coup Plan with So-Called Electoral Struggle, Argues Opposition Defector
By AVN
May 7th 2013
Ricardo Sanchez (archive photo)
Ricardo Sanchez (archive photo)
[Opposition] deputy representative member before the National Assembly, Ricardo Sánchez, decried that the faction of the opposition which has been leading the violent attacks in recent days, against institutions and people who support the Bolivarian government, belongs to the same sector that perpetrated the 2002 coup d’état.
Interviewed by AVN
“I wouldn’t describe the opposition as a single bloc; there are various fractions that make it up.
On the one hand, those who follow the democratic route, and on the other, a faction which is not beyond the suspicion of planning coups, even if presently they are trying show that their struggle is an electoral one, a democratic struggle.”
Sectarian and cliquish decision making
Ricardo Sánchez specified that, among radical sectors of the Democratic Unity Roundtable:
“Undoubtedly the Primero Justicia — PJ ‘Justice First’ party — and Voluntad Popular — ‘Popular Will’ — are those with a hidden agenda, outside the democratic course (...), whereas there is another sector which wants to continue working in democracy.”
The parliamentarian insists that “Henrique Capriles does not represent Venezuela’s opposition as a whole”, that he merely leads a fraction of the national political right and shares a form of “sectarian and cliquish” decision-making with Leopoldo López and Julio Borges, whom he described as the most violent of the right-wing leadership.
Threat to the peace of citizens
Ricardo Sánchez said that it is understandable that “the official sector feels there is a threat to the peace of citizens, in view of the violent situations witnessed over the past few days.”
That violence which have left nine people dead and 78 injured, all of whom were attacked by right-wing assault forces, because of their defence and support of the socialist option.
“We distance ourselves from that tendency within the opposition.
We know that there are people within the ranks of the opposition who do not agree with the violent acts.”
Sánchez called for a strengthening of dialogue across all political sectors in the country.
He criticized the rightwing for “The recognition of a victory it never obtained,” and urged the right to join the call for dialogue made by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.
Sánchez pointed out that:
“You can’t enter into dialogue with a stone in your hand, as an irresponsible sector of the opposition has tried to do.”
He emphasised that the plan not to recognise the results, which gave Nicolás Maduro the win:
“Was designed to cast a shadow of illegitimacy on the Presidency.
Their idea was to boycott the start of Maduro’s administration, so that Maduro wouldn’t relish the ‘honey moon’ enjoyed by every recently elected President”.
Questioning of Maduro’s win accompanied by series of agitation actions
The questioning of Maduro’s triumph would be accompanied by a series of agitation actions in the streets, along with watchfulness of the measures enforced by the President, in order to incorporate discontent elements into these protests.
“If the rise in salaries on May 1st was not satisfactory for workers, they would try and link the student and trade union sectors.”
On March 26th, Sánchez, along with deputy representatives Carlos Vargas and Andrés Avelino Álvarez, split ranks with the MUD coalition, after disagreeing with their way of doing politics.
“We distanced ourselves from that kind of politics.
We parted with the candidacy of Henrique Capriles, and we condemned before the country the plan that was being prepared by the opposition to reject the electoral results.”
Sánchez noted that following the withdrawal of support for Capriles by these three parliamentarians, some sectors began to describe opposition tactics as illogical:
“Given that they came from an opposition which had been taking part in various electoral events, such as the legislative elections of 2010.
Had apparently moved on from the path of planning coups, from that old and bad way of performing politics, as was the case in the 2002 coup d’état, the General Petrol Strike and the pulling out of all candidacies in the 2005 legislative elections.”
2007 Chávez recognized opposition 150,000 vote success
Sánchez added that:
“In 2007, the opposition won a referendum and President Chávez recognized the opposition success at the time.
It is that same spirit which we would like to see expressed today.”
In seeking approval for a Constitutional Reform, President Hugo Chávez called a consultation referendum in 2007, where the No option — which rejected the reform — achieved a win with a difference of around 150,000 votes, prompting the Head of State President Hugo Chávez to acknowledge the opposition’s victory, as soon as the first bulletin of results was issued by the National Electoral Council (CNE).
Sánchez stressed that the Bolivarian leader did not hesitate in recognising the victory of his political adversaries:
“It wasn’t as if he waited for results from votes abroad, or some error in the machines, to see if he could still triumph.
The recognition was immediate.”
The deputy representative forms part of the Mixed Commission for the inquiry into the right-wing’s aggressions, which is being presided over by Pedro Carreño, a parliamentarian from the socialist bench.
The Commission will comprise of 15 parliamentary representatives from the following: Interior and Justice Policy, Comptrollership, Security and Defence, Social Development, Administration and Services.
The Commission's aim will be to investigate acts of violence committed April 15th by assault groups faithful to ex-candidate Henrique Capriles.
War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
Poor Barrios - Urban areas in Spanish-speaking country

War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
Venezuela — 2014
“Facing the open conspiracy...I decided to break political and diplomatic relations with the current government of Panama”
“There's a right-wing government that's aiming to convene the Permanent Council of the OAS. It's a plan for the intervention of foreign forces in the country”
Damage caused by US military in their invasion of Panama to set-up a right-wing subservient government
Coca-Cola told to give parking lot back to local community
Massive killing in built-up urban areas of Panama City
He represented the dreams of so many struggles, so many commitments to humanity, and he proved that another world is possible
The death of Hugo Chávez Frías
Washington imperialists their media and think tank whores expressed gleeful sighs as did the brainwashed US population
Had he sold out, Chavez would have become very rich from oil revenues, like the Saudi Royal Family, and he would have been honored by the United States in the way that Washington honors all its puppets: with visits to the White House
Millions of mourners have filed past the body of President Chavez at the military academy in Caracas, queuing for hours to see the man to whom they felt so much love lying in state
Nicolas Maduro with Governor Adan Chávez, the older brother of President Hugo Chávez
Chavez was a world leader
More western media demonized more Venezuela people loved
President Hugo Chávez inspects military maneuvers of the national Air Force in Catilletes near Colombia
Mexico
They initially asked for 300 pesos, or $20.00 USD
San Quintín Valley — You come here and sell everything because you haven’t got a cent and here is definitely worse, because you come with promises, illusions, and nothing happens.
Grassroots mobilizations and work stoppages, caravans and tours through different towns and cities in Baja California and the country to publicize their fight and make alliances.
Complicity between the State and business owners not only promotes this state of affairs, but also assumes that the economically and politically powerful can act above the law.
The money that the workers should, but do not, receive is therefore redirected to employers.
Haiti poor
verses the one percent that owns the world
A daughter arrives at her parents’ house high in the hills of Port-au-Prince, her father is home, lying in the yard, under a tree, vomiting
Also in Meille was a battalion of Nepalese UN military working for MINUSTAH, the United Nations Controlling The Poor Mission in Haiti
This same strain of cholera had broken out in Kathmandu on 23 September 2010, shortly before the UN military forces left for Haiti to control the poor and preserve the status of those who have money
In Haiti, which means the poor have nothing, the rich have everything
Venezuela — 2012
Since taking office in February 1999, Chavez has been Washington's number one Latin American enemy.
He worries US officials for good reason.     He's a powerful threat.     He represents a good example.
Venezuela's social democracy shames America's.     Bolivarianism works!
Free healthcare, education, and other essential services
Previous governments paid lip service to fundamental rights and needs, now they are mandated by law.
Venezuela 2008 — 2011
When Chávez took office fifty-five percent of the people lived in poverty — 70 percent of food was imported
New York Times doesn't mention everyone has free healthcare — not important to you who live in U.S.
Purchase of local unit of Spanish bank Grupo Santander
Coca-Cola told to give parking lot back to local community
This government is here to protect the people, not the bourgeoisie or the rich
How to create a confrontation between two nations: Tying the loose ends
Haiti and the US — a classic game of the criminal blaming the victim
Aristide, through two terms in office — both of which he was deposed in the middle of — was sabotaged at every step by the U.S. CIA, USAID, the European Union, the Canadian government, the IMF, and the World Bank.
After perpetrating a reign of superpower terrorism that includes 33 coups d’etat, financing right wing paramilitarism, the terrorizing, abduction and murder of human rights activists, the hijacking of loans meant to establish sources of clean, potable water, hospitals, and clinics, dismantling the democratic election process, forbidding the existence of the largest political party in the country, Fanmi Lavalas, and fomenting the spreading of disease, starvation, mass murder and U.S. hegemony via the Monroe Doctrine, many Haitians believe that the U.S. State Department is now in firm control of the monster it has created.
     UN soldiers shoot at Haitian mourners       
     Pictures and images of Haiti     
       Haiti victim of US imperialism    
 
 
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       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO      
 
 
 
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