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Conversation with Uruguay’s José Mujica | COHA

Asked whether he is interested in Uruguay becoming a mediator between the United States and Venezuela. The head of state said, “... no one should enter in the internal affairs of a democratic country, because that is what Venezuela is. We must not forget that it is a democratic country, where the only way to amend the constitution is by a plebiscite. It is a country that deserves to be respected, and its constitution [deserves the same treatment]. You have to respect Venezuela and the whole Latin America.”

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Interview with Ex-CIA Collaborator: ‘The CIA’s Plans in Venezuela Are Far Advanced’ | venezuelanalysis.com

In a recent interview in Havana, a former CIA collaborator, Cuban Raúl Capote, revealed the strategy of the CIA in Venezuelan universities to create the kind of destabilizing opposition student movement the country is currently facing. He also discusses media manipulation, and alleges that one of the U.S. diplomats that President Maduro expelled from Venezuela last September was in fact ...

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Will El Salvador become another Venezuela? | RT Op-Edge

Supporters of presidential candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren (not pictured) celebrate at the closing of voting for the run-off election in San Salvador, El Salvador on March 9, 2014 (AFP Photo / Jose Cabezas)

Inspired by the US-backed anti-government protests in Venezuela, El Salvador’s oligarchs are preparing to follow the same strategy. If the electoral results are not to its benefit, the US-backed Venezuelan opposition almost always refuses to recognize the outcome of Venezuela’s fair elections. This is now the case in El Salvador too. The oligarchs heading the country’s right-wing National Republican Party ...

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Venezuela In Turmoil For Lack Of Flour, Milk And Diapers | NPR

Student-led demonstrations have been roiling Venezuela for more than a month. At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in confrontations between security forces and those who have taken to the streets. The list of grievances — rising crime, inflation — is long, but the main one for many is the scarcity of basic foodstuffs. As with everything ...

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Venezuelan leader seeks peace meeting to end deadly protests | GlobalPost

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sought to hold a “peace conference” on Wednesday in an attempt to end three weeks of at times deadly anti-government protests in the oil-rich but deeply divided country. But the main opposition leader Henrique Capriles is not attending, saying he is tired of what he calls government lies and police repression against students protesters. For more ...

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