Venezuela

Venezuelans Calmly Helped One Another During Manufactured Electricity Crisis

During the power outages in March, I saw example after example of Venezuelans dealing calmly with the outages, helping one another.  The US almost certainly expected chaos, but that didn’t happen.

On March 25, I met with Jaskeherry, head of a colectivo in Caracas, who spoke of how he and his collective had helped others in the community when power outages occured.

On March 31, I spent over an hour with a Venezuelan journalist, Ricardo González [https://twitter.com/RicardoGZK], talking with people who had come to Waraira Repano mountainside to collect clean spring water.
In spite of the media hype that Venezuela is in a state of crisis, you can see people calmly waiting for their opportunity to fill up water jugs, kids wading in the water, people joking, also people frustrated as to be expected under such exhausting circumstances.
You can also hear a variety of opinions here. It’s interesting that those who spoke in a pro-government stance seem to be politically aware of US machinations against Venezuela, which is something I’ve encountered among many of the poorest I’ve been meeting in my last few weeks here, moving around Caracas’ poorest areas.
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US is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and ‘needed’ intervention

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*A massive pro-government rally on March 16, Caracas. © Eva Bartlett
Published March 29, 2019, on RT.com

Venezuela is America’s current target for mass destabilization in the hope of installing a puppet government.
America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state’s ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. Alongside the economic war there has been a steady propaganda war, but in recent months, the propaganda has escalated dramatically, from corporate media to US political figures.

Venezuela is described as “the country pilots are refusing to fly to,” as per a March 18, 2019, AP article on American Airlines cancelling all flights to Venezuela, containing scary phrases like “safety concerns” and “civil unrest.”

On March 9, American cancelled my Miami-Caracas flight on the basis that there wasn’t enough electricity to land at Caracas airport. Strangely enough, the Copa flight I took the following day after an overnight in Panama had no problem landing, nor did Copa flights on the day of my own cancelled flight, according to Copa staff.

The cancellation of flights to Venezuela then lends legitimacy to the shrill tweets of Marco Rubio, Mike Pence, John Bolton, and the previously unknown non-president, Juan Guaido.

I’ve been in various areas of Caracas since March 10, and I’ve seen none of this “civil unrest” that corporate media are talking about. I’ve walked around Caracas, usually on my own, and haven’t experienced the worry for my safety corporate media is telling Westerners they should suddenly feel more than normal in Venezuela.

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March 16 Demonstration of Solidarity With Venezuelan Government and Against Imperialism

On Saturday March 16, for two hours I joined a massive demonstration of Venezuelans rejecting US policies against their country and leadership. The people in this video are largely excluded by corporate media reporting on Venezuela. They include Caracas’ poorest, defiant supporters of the Venezuelan government and Bolivarian project.
Media would have you believe they are against President Maduro, and that any who show up to such rallies are *forced* to do so. You decide whether these vivacious, strong, informed people seemed *forced* to participate.

Yves Engler & Paul Jay on TRRN: “Trudeau Pushes Trump’s Regime Change in Venezuela”

Yves Engler–in my opinion one of Canada’s best journalists/authors (if not THE best)–explains:

“The Lima Group was formed because the governments that were critical of the Maduro government in Venezuela, because they couldn’t get resolutions through the Organization of American States.
They didn’t have the majority of votes to pass resolutions at the OAS. So they basically set up another forum to bring together governments, mostly right-wing governments, in Latin America that were critical of the Maduro government.
And Canada has played–was right there at the founding. POST CONTINUES