US-backed opposition in Venezuela foments deadly violence as it refuses to participate in democratic processes supported by Nicolas Maduro’s government.
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome journalists Abby Martin and Michael Prysner to the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast. They recently took a trip to Venezuela and both have faced threats from parts of the right-wing opposition in the country for their reporting. Martin and Michael produce the weekly show,
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Ukraine’s “creeping offensive” brought flare ups on front lines. Houthi missile hit Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen. Saudis claimed suicide boats, like the AQ attack on USS Cole. Trump blamed Iran, sent Cole to Aden. And more in our global news roundup… SOUTHCOM Venezuela: Maduro Empowers His Vice President _ Venezuelan
On this episode, author George Ciccariello-Maher discusses the rise of Hugo Chavez, and recent setbacks for the Bolivarian revolution following his death.
The EU’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought could be awarded to Venezuela’s violent opposition movement, which is backed by U.S. dollars.
Despite shifts on Cuba and Venezuela, the Obama administration’s appointment of a man who’s been involved in the overthrow of leftist governments since the 1980s, to head the White House’s top agency on Latin American affairs shows little may have really changed. By Sean Nevins The Obama administration announced in