JOHN CATALINOTTO—Maduro recognized Parra as the new AN president, saying on Jan. 5: “The National Assembly has voted and there is a new leadership board. It was in the air that Guaidó was going to be removed by the very opposition.” Maduro criticized Guaidó for “not showing up.” Parra said he would “pursue a path toward reconciliation” with the government.
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Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump’s economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup
BEN NORTON—Elizabeth Warren repeated her support for regime change in Venezuela in an interview in September with the Council on Foreign Relations, a central gear in the machinery of the military-industrial complex. “Maduro is a dictator and a crook who has wrecked his country’s economy, dismantled its democratic institutions, and profited while his people suffer,” Warren declared. She referred to Maduro’s elected government as a “regime” and called for “supporting regional efforts to negotiate a political transition.”
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LEONARDO FLORES—During the February 23 coup attempt, Guaidó’s supporters burned their own aid trucks (a fact The New York Times admitted weeks after the fact, long after The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal exposed it). Further reporting revealed that the humanitarian aid funding provided to the US-backed opposition was embezzled by Guaidó’s “appointees” in Colombia.
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The Venezuelan soldiers who participated in the U.S.-backed coup attempt in April of this year and subsequently fled to the U.S. have been incarcerated in ICE detention camps ever since. Telemundo, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, secured an interview with Major Hugo Parra, the highest-ranking of the handful of soldiers who answered self-declared President Juan Guaidó’s call to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. After the coup ended in spectacular failure, Parra revealed that he fled the country, ending up in the United States on April 11, where he expected to be given a hero’s welcome for his part in the Trump-approved insurrection.
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JOSHUA CHO—Like Reuters, the Daily Beast also has a history of mourning the improbability of the Venezuelan people and military’s supporting a US-backed coup. An earlier piece by Christopher Dickey (Daily Beast, 5/2/19) mourned the failure of Guaidó to convince the military to overthrow Venezuela’s government, claiming, that “a classic military coup, a quick and decisive golpe de Estado, would have been welcomed by many, and probably most, after years of suffering under Maduro.”