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Maduro Sells Off Venezuela’s Oil Assets to Pay Foreign Debt
Venezuela’s government has sold off its state-owned shares in a Dominican refinery to pay off foreign debt bonds. That’s about $86 million going into the pockets of international creditors at a time when the country is facing one of the biggest economic, social, and health crises in its history. This is an open door to the further sale of state assets to pay off defaulted bonds and fraudulent foreign debt.
Biden Extends Executive Order Deeming Venezuela a Threat to U.S. Security
On Wednesday, Biden renewed an Obama-era executive order from 2015 which considers Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” in addition to maintaining the “maximum pressure” economic sanctions imposed by Donald Trump.
The United States Puts Pressure on Venezuela with New Political Sanctions
The United States continues to pressure Venezuela with new political sanctions. On Monday, the Trump administration announced sanctions on Iran and Venezuela for violating an “arms embargo.” Tuesday’s sanctions have been imposed on five political representatives linked to the opposition for allegedly being part of a plan to manipulate the parliamentary elections in December.
The Arrogant Imperialist: The United States Demands American Mercenaries Release After Failed Coup Attempt
In the afternoon of Wednesday, Mike Pompeo threatened to use "all means" to repatriate mercenaries who entered Venezuela as part of the U.S. company SilverCorp and were captured in the failed military action on the country's coasts.
Venezuelan Socialists Reject the Coup Attempt Without Supporting Maduro
On Tuesday morning, Venezuela's self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó began a coup attempt against the government of Nicolás Maduro. The following statement was published by the Workers' League for Socialism (LTS) in Venezuela.
Pompeo: “No Food. No Medicine. Now, No Power. Next, No Maduro.”
Since Thursday, most of Venezuela has been in darkness. A massive blackout has affected several states, as well as the capital city of Caracas.
Tillerson Hints Venezuelan Military Should Topple Maduro
The interference of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela took a leap forward with the statements of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who suggested the Venezuelan military take action against Maduro’s government.