Podcast Panel: US Meddling In Venezuela Elections, Economic Warfare & COVID-19

Observed by 1,500 international election observers from 34 countries, elections in Venezuela handed Nicholas Maduro a clear victory, sending a message to the US that it failed to influence the same elections that Mike Pompeo called illegitimate.

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Welcome to MintCast -- an interview series featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence-- I’m your host Mnar Muhawesh Adley. President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating this week after a clear victory in the National Assembly elections that took place on December 6. Boosted by a partial opposition boycott, the ruling socialist

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Low Turnout, but Free, Elections in Venezuela Are a Blow To Regime Change

After four years of sanctions, sabotaged industries, attempted coups, an assassination by drone attempt, a mercenary incursion and paramilitary attacks, among others, Venezuela managed to survive the Trump administration’s maximum pressure.

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Venezuela held legislative elections on December 6 and, as has become the norm, the U.S. and sectors of the opposition that boycotted the election are claiming fraud without presenting evidence. The coalition of parties supporting President Maduro won 68% of the vote and a supermajority in the National Assembly. All the evidence suggests the

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US Media, Pols Rage After Venezuelans Defy US Empire to Re-elect Socialists

Despite the fact that the election was overseen by 1,500 international observers, US pols and media pundits alike labeled it a sham before it even took place.

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President Nicolas Maduro and his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) are celebrating today, after a clear victory in yesterday’s National Assembly elections. The elections, boycotted by many major right-wing opposition groups, but still participated in by over 100 political parties, ended with the PSUV and its allies receiving an estimated

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Marco Rubio: Arrest of Juan Guaido Would Amount to Coup D’etat

Senator Marco Rubio said that any attempt to arrest the Juan Guaido would amount to a “coup d’etat” which would face “consequences.”

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Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has lifted the parliamentary immunity of the self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido, opening the door for criminal charges to be brought against him. Tuesday’s unanimous decision came following a request from the Supreme Court, and included the “authorisation” of the continuation of

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US Cries ‘Power Grab’ Following Venezuela Supreme Court Ruling

Although Venezuela’s National Assembly’s has been operating outside the law since 2016, Washington painted the court ruling as a “power grab.”

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks with first lady Cilia Flores as they arrive to the Supreme Court, before delivering his state of the union address, in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

The U.S. government claimed Thursday that Venezuela's top court had 'usurped'  power from the country' national assembly, after the Supreme Court made a statement about its responsibility to ensure the rule of law in a ruling on a constitutional interpretation on joint public-private ventures. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, “The

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Pakistan Swears In Newly-Elected National Assembly

Pakistan swore in its newly-elected members of the National Assembly, capping the country’s first-ever democratic transition of power.

Pakistan swore in newly-elected members of its National Assembly on Saturday, capping the country's first-ever democratic transition of power. Outgoing Speaker of Parliament Fehmida Mirza solemnly administered the oath to lawmakers in a ceremony broadcast live on television, The Associated Press reported. Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, expected to be

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