Coup Plot in Venezuela Thwarted

A coup plot against the Venezuelan government has been foiled, with both civilians and members of the military detained, President Nicolas Maduro revealed Thursday in a televised address.

Those involved were being paid in U.S. dollars, and one of the suspects had been granted a visa to enter the United States should the plot fail, Maduro said.

Venezuela’s president stated that the coup plotters already had a “transitional” government and program lined up once the plan, which included bombings on the Miraflores Palace and the teleSUR offices in Caracas, as well as assassinations of members of the opposition, Maduro and others, was carried out.

Maduro explained that a video of masked military officials speaking out against the government had been recorded, which was set to be released after the planned assassination was carried out.

Venezuelan Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez stated via his Twitter account that the armed forces remain loyal to the constitutional government.

#ObamaYankeeGoHome Goes Viral as Many Reject Threats to Venezuela

Thousands of people have taken to social media in solidarity with Venezuela in the face of new U.S. threats.

The hashtag #ObamaYankeeGoHome is among the top trending topics Tuesday following U.S. President Barack Obama calling Venezuela a “threat to national security” and announcing new sanctions against Venezuelan government officials on Monday.

According to Twitter Topsy, in just 24 hours, over 80,000 tweets with the hashtag have been written.

The phrase, Yankee Go Home in Latin America is a rejection of U.S. interference in countries’ affairs, or outright invasions. The U.S. was involved in the 1973 Chilean coup, in supporting the Nicaraguan contras to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista revolution, in the 2002 coup attempt in Venezuela, numerous attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro and in the Bay of Pigs invasion, supporting the 2009 coup in Honduras, ousting the national government in Panama in 1989, invading Granada, overthrowing the Guatemalan government in 1954, and much more.

Renowned Venezuelan singer Ali Primera also wrote a song called Worker Latin America, where he would sing, “The U.S. fears the revolution, the U.S. fears the chant, ‘Yankee go home’ … the workers of Latin America say,’Yankee go home.’”

Venezuela’s Maduro Launches “SOS Palestine” Campaign to Demand End to Israeli Bombardment

July 12, 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has launched an “SOS Palestine” campaign to demand an end to Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Palestine’s Gaza strip.

“Enough already, I’ve joined the campaign. #SOS Palestina, let’s launch it,” he told supporters during a televised broadcast.

Holding up a handwritten placard, he asked fellow citizens to join the campaign, stating, “The Palestinian people have the right to live in their ancestral lands in peace…our international position over the issue of Palestine is just and follows the policy of comandante Hugo Chavez”.

Maduro also questioned the sincerity of international figures, including several well known artists and actors in the United States, who joined the #SOS Venezuela campaign earlier this year when the South American country was hit by a wave of opposition protests and violent street barricades. 43 were killed and over 800 wounded, including government supports, opposition activists, members of security forces, and civilian bystanders.

“To those who went around the world saying “SOS Venezuela”…what do the hypocrites that launched SOS Venezuela have to say about Palestine? Let’s see if they [famous celebrities] dare! SOS Palestine!” the Venezuela president declared.

Venezuelan President Responds to Latest US Accusations

The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded late Monday to the United States government declaring his country a “national security threat.”

Maduro rejected President Barack Obama’s measure and explained the executive order signed by the U.S. president coincided with a failed coup attempt in Venezuela last month, which had links to U.S. citizens.

“After we dismantled the coup attempt … the U.S. and President Barack Obama … decided to personally fulfill the task of ousting my government,” Maduro said.

The Venezuelan head of state said that, according to intelligence reports he had received recently, over the last nine days, “many meetings were held between the Department of State and the White House,” to discuss measures to be taken against his government.

Highlighting the hypocrisy of Obama’s executive order, Maduro called the statement “a Frankenstein, a monster,” as on the one hand it heavily criticizes Venezuela, and on the other it ends with Obama vowing to build a better relationship with the South American country.

Speaking from the Miraflores Palace, the president described the U.S. measure as the most aggressive step taken yet, largely inspired by Washington’s frustration and desperation.

Maduro further criticized Washington’s announcement by pointing out that the U.S. is a bigger threat to the world.

“You are the real threat, who trained and created Osama Bin Laden … you are the people who created al-Qaida,” said Maduro. Bin Laden was trained by the CIA during the late 1970s to fight the Soviet army in Afghanistan.

What you won't see on CNN about the venezuelan "peaceful protests"
This post was submitted to FYML. The author wishes to remain anonymous due to harassment from the right-wing.

I am a venezuelan and I am tired of seeing CNN and other media lie about the attacks of the opposition to fit the narrative of peaceful students fighting against an opressive government when it’s so far from the truth.

While there’s many people in the opposition who would never take part in violence and want the protests to stop so that all venezuelans can find a democratic solution for our problems the most violent extremist have no qualms about silencing their own people or intimidate them.

I want to show you how many opposition protesters think and why the government calls them fascist

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For the people who don’t understand spanish I will translate the tweets:

  • @__LeoDice:  I want a concentration camp, for chavistas :)
  • @metocaslaflauta: Feeling like killing chavistas :D
  • @A_ndreina: Dear God please take away this desire to kill chavistas… Amen
  • @Alxndr_e: Venezuela needs to start creating concentration camps to annihilate chavistas! Cont..
  • @AdriianaQ: @yireRamirezR I want to kill chavistas
  • @PeteerGarcia: @DaniiVeren Wanting to go out and kill chavistas
  • @TheStroks: @JailinOver let’s make a concentration camp for chavistas and kill them and that’s it.

That sounds horrible coming from “peaceful students” right? but there’s more

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Again I’m translating:

  • @Eddnav: @NelsonBocaranda all chavistas are an embarrassment, we’ll have to build a concentration camp for them when this governement crumbles
  • @VerchkaCrespo: I hope one day it will be born a venezuelan Hitler to put all chavistas in a concentration camp
  • @HitlerCriollo: Venezuela needs a concentration camp for chavistas
  • @MariVasquezG: We should build a concentration camp, get all the chavistas “enchufados” (that’s an insult that opposition leaders call chavistas, it means corrupt or someone that’s only in the government for money) there and then burn them
  • @jesusalbertopl: When the usurper falls we’re gonna have to hunt down all those chavistas politicians re-open Guasina an old concentration camp and lock them up
  • @OrlandoWTF: I would love to be president and get all those chavistas in a concentration camp!
  • @cristoepueblo: fucking disgusting chavistas, someone still doubts that what they should suffer is an holocaust? We should lock them up in a camp and that’s it!

One of the first tweets is replying to @NelsonBocaranda, this guy is a journalist who has promoted violence against chavistas and encourages the opposition to share chavistas’ personal information on social media in what has been lately known as “Mision Sapo” this has resulted in many chavistas reporting threats and harrassment. For example:

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The censored parts are personal information, above you can see the harrassment and how the opposition uses the Guy Fawkes symbol of anonymous to share personal information of a chavista resident of Las Palmas, a neighbourhood in Caracas.

  • @PALMAS_ANONIMO: @JessiMariMG you’ll never get out of your house again feeling safe… oops or maybe from your apartment ******
  • @PALMAS_ANONIMO: @JessiMariMGfor being a fucking bitch… apathetic.
  • @PALMAS_ANONIMO: @JessiMariMG good morning Jessica ****** Mena ******…. Welcome to your nightmare..

The harrassment is not only on twitter or facebook

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“Chavistas from Morro you will never sleep peacefully again.” That was written in a chavista home. The opposition also hangs dummies or dolls that are dressed and styled to look like chavistas or like Chavez and Maduro.

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The picture above was taken during a protest while Maria Corina Machado, one of the opposition leaders, talked to the people, she was completely ok with this display of hate. Today, 21/03, she is talking to the OAS.

And that’s just a tiny example of the true nature of some protesters. What’s worse is that chavistas have every reason to fear the opposition since the number of deaths linked to the cleaning of the barricades (called guarimbas in venezuela) is rising as the opposition gets more frustrated with the lack of military help from USA. The opposition extremists even go so far as to threaten or physically harm anyone who dares to move their barricades when people just want to be able to go to work or to school. In the guarimbas they hang wires across the streets so that they can kill or harm motorcyclists who are specially targeted and stigmatized as criminals or chavistas (which to the opposition seems to be the same) even if they’re just regular people going to work

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In this video you can watch the struggle of a communty living with guarimbas, in the minute 4:25 you can see the moment the protesters (called guarimberos) start shooting against the people and only stop once the GNB (Bolivarian National Guards) arrives. At least 30 people have died due to not being able to get to a hospital because the guarimberos wouldn’t let them go through. 6 GNB, cops and other public workers have died in the violent protests. 8 people have died because they tried to clean the barricades/guarimbas.

The last (and probably the most horrible) action they have committed is burning the UNEFA, a public university and one of the first universities founded in Chavez government.

This is when the fire first started:

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And this is how it looks now

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What kind of student protests would attack an university?

Is this democratic?

Is this peaceful?

Venezuela’s Maduro May Fly to US To Confront Obama in Person

Speaking at an anti-imperialist rally in Caracas Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro suggested that he would be willing to travel to the United States to confront  President Barack Obama directly over his declaration that Venezuela constitutes an “unusual and extraordinary threat" to U.S. national security.

“Maybe I’ll appear in Washington at that exhibition, to show my face for my country and tell the government in Washington they are committing grave mistakes,” President Maduro said.

Venezuela is preparing to put on an expo in Washington designed to counter the misconceptions about Venezuela put forward by hostile media outlets. The expo recently finished a successful run in Madrid, Spain.

Obama issued an executive order Monday declaring a “national emergency” overthe alleged threat Venezuela presents to the United States, prompting fears that the U.S. is laying the foundation for military aggression against the country.

U.S. officials insist that the Obama government is not working to unconstitutionally oust Maduro from power.

However, a high-ranking official from the U.S. government-funded National Endowment for Democracy was caught secretly meeting with opposition figuresin Venezuela.

Reporters also reacted incredulously when U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki stated at a press briefing on Wednesday, “As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means.”

The U.S. government backed a 2002 coup against Maduro’s predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez. It also backed unconstitutional transitions of power in Honduras in 2009 and in Paraguay in 2012.

The new threats against Venezuela by the United States have served to galvanize support both within and outside Venezuela for the democratically-elected government.

“A tide of anti-imperialism is rising,” said Maduro during his speech in Caracas.

A wide-range of world leaders have called on the U.S. government not to interfere in Venezuela’s domestic affairs.


Vancouver, British Columbia: Solidarity groups, antiwar activists, union members and more took part in a demonstration at Robson Square to oppose imperialist intervention in Venezuela and show solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, February 22, 2014.

Photos: Hugo Chavez Peoples’ Defense Front

Imperialist Tool Obama Declares Venezuela a Threat to U.S. 'National Security'

UPDATE: Venezuela’s foreign minister says Caracas will soon respond to Washington’s statements.

U.S. President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order against Venezuela Monday aimed at interfering in the country’s sovereignty by declaring a national emergency based on arguments claiming that the South American nation is a threat to national security because of alleged human rights violations and widespread corruption. …

These statements come despite the fact that grave human rights violations have been reported in the United States, including the police killing of various unarmed African-Americans and hispanics without any legal consequences against the perpetrators.

The U.S. is also responsible for serious human rights violations against dozens of arbitrarily detained people in Guantanamo.

The Obama administration has also opted to ignore the extremely serious human rights issues in allied countries such as Mexico, despite the fact that international organizations, including the United Nations, have continuosly criticized the Mexican government for human rights abuses and impunity.

US Slaps Venezuelans with New Sanctions

The United States officially imposed new sanctions on Venezuela Monday, amid accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that Washington is trying to destabilize his country.

The new sanctions expand the number of Venezuelan government officials barred from entering the United States.

“These restrictions will also affect the immediate family members of a number of those individuals subject to visa restrictions for believed involvement in human rights abuses or for acts of public corruption,” said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki.

Psaki continued by stating, “We will not publicly identify these individuals because of U.S. visa confidentiality laws, but we are sending a clear message that human rights abusers, those who profit from public corruption, and their families are not welcome in the United States.”

Maduro hit back at the announcement by accusing the U.S. government of hypocrisy.

“They kill black youth in the street with impunity, they persecute and have concentration camps of Central American kids. (In Guantanamo), they have abducted dozens of citizens of the world under no known legal system, submitting them to torture, isolation,“ he said during a speech.

Maduro has previously accused U.S. officials of plotting to topple his government.

He asked, “What human rights are they talking about?”

Thousands of Venezuelan Youth March to Demand End to “Terrorism”

Ciudad Bolívar, 20th October 2014, (Venezuelanalysis.com) - On Saturday thousands of Venezuelan youth and government supporters participated in a march against terrorism and for peace.  The youth march was organized in response to the assassination of 27-year old lawmaker andChavista leader Robert Serra, who was murdered along with his partner Maria Herrera in their home earlier this month. 

Young people and government supporters filled the streets of Caracas to take their demand - that lawmakers officially declare the murder of Serra as an act of terrorism - to the National Assembly. 

Dressed in chavista red, and carrying signs that stated “Venezuela against terrorism” and “Venezuela against fascist paramilitarism,” thousands of youth from throughout the country and the capital region joined in the day of action to remember the life of Robert Serra and to take a stand against his brutal murder. Government officials have claimed the assassination was linked to a Colombian paramilitary operation that has potential ties to elements of the Venezuelan opposition.

“I’m here because I’m against the Venezuelan right’s fascist activities,” said Rosario Carabello, a government supporter who attended the march.  Many such young people are referred to as “generation Chávez” since most teenagers in Venezuela have grown up in the Bolivarian Revolution and the younger generation has little memory of Venezuela prior to former president Hugo Chavez’s election in 1998.

The murder of Serra and his partner Herrera have sent shock waves throughout Venezuela and especially through the chavista ranks, who have claimed that his assassination is a part of a broader plot to attack chavista leadership and destabilize the country.  According to the government, all eight men who were involved in Serra’s murder have been identified and two men, including Serra’s former bodyguard, Eduwin Camacho Torres, are in custody and have confessed to their participation in the murder of the young legislator.