Latin American Social Movements Show Support to The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

Mobilization at the Consulate of Venezuela in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution
Mobilization at the Consulate of Venezuela in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution | Photo: twitter: @Brasil_de_Fato

These groups have all gathered to reject interventionism because it has put Latin American countries “in a situation that attacks and puts stability and peace at risk.”

Feb 15 (teleSUR) Several groups of artists, journalists, intellectuals and social groups from around Latin America have shown their support for Venezuela, its Bolivarian Government, and have rejected any interventionist acts perpetrated by the United States.

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In Argentina, the group of intellectuals Carta Abierta met in Buenos Aires to state their support to the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, in the face of the U.S. attacks that have promoted a coup in the country through right-wing opposition groups.

Through a statement entitled “Our Support for the Government of Nicolas Maduro”, the members of the group assured that the attacks suffered by Venezuela are part of the “most brutal exercise of a new act of imperial domination, of decrepit imperial domination.”

In this sense, the Argentine group of intellectuals assured that the conflict in Venezuela stems not only from U.S. interests for oil and wealth of the South American country, but also there a clear intention to subjugate Latin America to their control after political processes that have promoted Marti-inspired “Sandino, Peron, Fidel, Lula, Chavez, Kirchner, Evo Morales.”

The Argentine chapter of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity (REDH) also released a statement on Friday, saying that “Macri does not represent us. Venezuela must be respected,” and elevating their voice of discontent against the countries that make up the Lima Group, or “Lima Cartel” as they called it in their statement.

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In Cuba, groups of students, intellectuals, unions and social leaders have started to collect signatures in support of Venezuela and its constitutional President Nicolas Maduro, and against the economic and financial blockade and threats of a military intervention perpetrated by the U.S.

The group called upon students and movements to stand against the U.S. power that does not hide its attacks against the Bolivarian nation, and to defend revolution and socialism, shouting “Hands Off Venezuela.”

In Paraguay, a similar group delivered a “letter to the Paraguayan government”, requesting the respect of the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. They also demand that the government respects the United Nations (UN) foundational letter, and stops participating in acts of aggression against the Venezuelan state. “This government and its policy does not represent us because we are a pacifist people respectful of the Right of Peoples,” stated the group of activist “that love and defend peace.”

An Ecuadorean group of over 100 representatives of journalists, artists, politicians and social movements gathered on Friday to reject the “aggressive interventionist campaign on the internal issues of our countries and the announcement by the U.S. of a military option against Venezuela.”

These groups have all gathered to reject interventionism because it has put Latin American countries “in a situation that attacks and puts stability and peace at risk.”

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Russia Warns That US ‘Humanitarian Aid’ Is A Blatant Sham

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 16, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

The delivery of aid, by the United States, would be an excuse to unleash military actions against Venezuela.

Feb 14 (teleSUR) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that the United States ‘humanitarian convoy’ is a cover to prepare, from the Colombian town of Cucuta, a provocative act in Venezuela.

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“Let us not be deceived, or deceive others. A provocation, including with casualties, is being prepared under the guise of a humanitarian convoy. And it is needed as a pretext for a forceful action from outside. And everyone should clearly understand this. We consider it urgently necessary to refrain from steps and statements that could provoke an escalation of tension in Venezuela, in particular, any appeals to the Venezuelan armed forces fraught with their involvement in an internal civil confrontation,” Zakharova said.

According to the spokeswoman, the United States has already chosen a “scenario of acute confrontation” in Venezuela, which has as its main objective to try to influence the Venezuelan Army.

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“In general, all suggest that the White House has chosen a scenario of acute confrontation with the use of force in Venezuela. I believe that [Washington] even does not try to hide that. All means of information and psychological pressure are being used: from manipulation and provocative media speculations to direct blackmailing and incitement to hatred. The main target is the Bolivarian Republic Armed Forces”, she said, according to Sputnik.

For its part, Russia is ready to join the intermediaries in the dialogue in the Latin American country, but only if this is carried out in a maximally broad format.

“Venezuelan servicemen are openly being incited to a rebellion. High-ranking officials in Washington are calling on the armed forces of a sovereign state to side with new political leadership. What right does the United States have to talk about democracy and legal framework both within a separate state and on the global stage after that?” Zakharova questioned.

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French Guiana Interested in Cuban Medical Collaborators

Paris, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Rodolphe Alexandre, President of the Regional Council of French Guiana, expressed interest in hiring Cuban medical collaborators to alleviate the lack of professionals in that French territory.

Alexandre, in statements quoted on Thursday by local press, said that ‘there is truly an emergency in Guyana’, and recalled that the population is unanimous in its protest against the lack of doctors the community is suffering.

The President, to counteract this situation, was in favor of having ‘a hundred Cuban medical specialists in hospitals’, particularly Dentistry, Oncology, Pneumology, among others.

Alexandre met on Wednesday in Havana with Cuban Deputy Public Health Minister Marcia Cobas, and Cuba’s ambassador to France Elio Rodriguez, to express his interest.

He also expects to travel to Cuba soon to continue the talks on the subject.

The French press stated that ‘if the project becomes a reality, it would be a first in French territory.’ 

As of a January 26, 2005 decree, Guiana is the only French territory authorized to hire medical personnel outside the European Union.

Cuban doctors have worked for decades in dozens of countries around the world, a task that has been widely recognized internationally.

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Venezuela Receives 933 Tons of Medical Aid From Allies Abroad

Some of the products are the result of a “direct purchase” while others are part of an agreement with Cuba and China, Minister Carlos Alvarado said.
Some of the products are the result of a “direct purchase” while others are part of an agreement with Cuba and China, Minister Carlos Alvarado said. | Photo: Twitter: @AlvaradoC_MPPS

Twenty-five million euros-worth of humanitarian aid arrived to Venezuela from its international partners.

Feb 14 (teleSUR) Sixty-four containers holding 933 tons of medical supplies, from gastrointestinal medication to prenatal vitamins, arrived from Venezuelan allies Thursday, the Health Ministry reported.

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Twenty-five million euros-worth of humanitarian aid was delivered to Puerto de la Guaira, Venezuela from international partners in Cuba, China, Russia, Palestine, Turkey, among others.

Over 22,570 units of spare parts for medical equipment, 192,000 kit for diagnostic tests and “more than 100,000 kit for cytology” were included in the shipment, which Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said is received regularly in the port city.

“It is not strange that we are receiving containers here in the port of La Guaira,” he said, noting that some of the products are the result of a “direct purchase” while others are part of an agreement with Cuba and China.

In this way the Venezuelan Government manages to keep the socialist health system functioning, “despite the situation of drowning of the empire,” he said.

The U.S. has continued its attempts to send Venezuela-bound humanitarian aid to allies in the Caribbean and Colombia, attempting to import the items without state approval under the guise of a philanthropic gesture. Last week, both the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent refused to participate in the operation and override Venezuelan mandate.

Russia also denounced the U.S. President Donald Trump’s interventionist attempts. On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharovadenounced the U.S. ‘humanitarian convoy’ as a cover for preparation for military operation out of Cucuta, Colombia.

According to the spokeswoman, the United States has already chosen a “scenario of acute confrontation” in Venezuela, which has as its main objective to try to influence the Venezuelan Army.

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Diaz-Canel Urges World to Prevent Aggression against Venezuela

Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday called on the international community to prevent an aggression by the United States against Venezuela under the disguise of a humanitarian intervention.

‘The revolutionary Government of Cuba denounces the escalation of pressures and actions by the US government to prepare a military adventure disguised as a humanitarian intervention in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,’ Diaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter account.

The president repeated Cuba’s stance, made public on Wednesday night in a communiqué from the Foreign Ministry, which warned about the movement of planes carrying troops to Caribbean airports, including those in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, ‘certainly without knowledge by the governments of those nations’.

According to the press release, media circles, even in the United States, have revealed that extremist leaders have requested financing and the direct and detailed organization from Washington of the attempted coup d’état in Venezuela by the illegal self-proclamation of a president (Juan Guaido).

They are the ones who, personally or through the Department of State, exercise pressure on several governments to force their support for the arbitrary call to new presidential elections in Venezuela, the Cuban Foreign Ministry stated.

It insisted on rejecting the US efforts to fabricate a humanitarian pretext to launch a military aggression against the country that has the world’s largest proved reserves of oil.

‘Similar conducts and pretexts were used by the United States in the prelude of the wars it launched against Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya, at the price of huge losses of human lives and huge suffering,’ Cuba warned.

In addition to demanding an end to Washington’s crusade against Venezuela and the protagonism of the world community to stop it, Diaz-Canel dedicated today’s message on Twitter to Valentine’s Day.

The Cuban president has nearly 94,000 followers on Twitter since October 10, 2018, a historic date in Cuba, when he posted his first twit.

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Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela

The Cuban Government pointed out that the U.S. intends to eliminate the Bolivarian Revolution, which represents an obstacle for the appropriation of the world
The Cuban Government pointed out that the U.S. intends to eliminate the Bolivarian Revolution, which represents an obstacle for the appropriation of the world’s largest oil reserves. | Photo: Reuters

The U.S. intends to manufacture a humanitarian pretext to initiate military aggression against Venezuela.

Feb 14 (teleSUR) The Government of Cuba denounced Wednesday, through a statement, the escalation of pressures and actions of the U.S. Government in preparation for military action under the guise of humanitarian intervention in Venezuela, and called on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent consummation.

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“Between Feb. 6 and 10, several military transport aircraft have been flying to the Rafael Miranda Airport in Puerto Rico; the San Isidro Air Base in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean Islands that have a strategic location, most certainly without the knowledge of the governments of those nations,” Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affair (Minrex), stated and added that “these flights took off from U.S. military facilities from where Special Operation Troops and U.S. Marine Corps units operate.”

According to media circles, the U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and the Director of the National Security Council’s Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs Mauricio Claver-Carone, counting on the connivance of the Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, designed the attempted coup d’etat in Venezuela by means of the illegal self-proclamation of an interim president.

The characters, personally or through the State Department, are pushing governments in order to force their support the arbitrary call to new Venezuelan presidential elections, while promoting the recognition of the illegal self-proclaimed interim president. However, due to the Bolivarian people’s resistance to a coup, which has been demonstrated in massive marches supporting President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. intensified its coercive economic measures against Venezuela.

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Among them are, on one hand, the blockade in banks of billions of dollars, which belong to Venezuela; and, on the other hand, the theft of Venezuelan’s oil revenues, which causes serious humanitarian damage and harsh deprivation to the Venezuelan people.

The U.S.-backed opposition lawmaker who declared himself president, Juan Guaido, declared his willingness to support a U.S. military intervention under the pretext of receiving “humanitarian aid,” describing the sovereign and dignified rejection of that maneuver as “a crime against humanity.”

In the process of fabricating pretexts against Venezuela, the United States presented a draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council which expresses concern about “the humanitarian and human rights situation… the recent attempts to block the provision of humanitarian aid, the existence of millions of migrants and refugees… the excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators, the situation of regional peace and security rupture.”

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According to Minrex, the United States is paving the way to establishing “a humanitarian corridor” under “international protection,” invoking the “obligation to protect” civilians and applying “all necessary measures.”

“The United States adopted similar behaviors and pretexts in the prelude to the wars it launched against Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya.”

The Cuban Government also pointed out that the U.S. Government intends to eliminate the Bolivarian Revolution, which represents an obstacle for the appropriation of the world’s largest oil reserves and other strategic natural resources located in Venezuelan territory.

“The aggression and the coup against Venezuela harm ‘Our America’ and only benefit the interests of those who are determined to divide us in order to exercise their control over our peoples,” Raul Castro, Cuban Army General, warned on Jul. 14, 2017, and explained that the U.S. Government “does not mind generating conflicts of incalculable consequences in this region, like the ones we are witnessing in different places.”

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Announces Group to Protect UN Charter’s Principles

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Jorge Arreaza speaks at a U.N. press conference announcing a group to protect the U.N. chocolate. | Photo: Minci

The principles of the U.N. are designed to respect the sovereignty of nations to decide on internal issues, and to avoid conflict and war.

Feb 14 (teleSUR) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced Thursday that a group of countries have decided to form a diplomatic team at the United Nations (U.N.) to defend human rights and the fundamental charter of the international organization.

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“We are beginning a collective work in all instances and agencies of the United Nations. We are going to organize a strategy not only for the defense of Venezuela, but also for the defense of the principles of the U.N.,” said Arreaza, accompanied by a Palestinian delegation, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, China, Cuba and Syria.

After reading several principles of the U.N. Charter, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister reported the violation of its own regulations by the United States (U.S.).

Among those principles in the U.N. Charter to defend are: 

1)    Respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace (Article 1.2)

2)    Respect for the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members. (Article 2.1)

3)   Settle international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered. (Article 2.3)

4)    Refrain in  international relations from the threat or use of force against a State. (Article 2.4) 

5)    Respect the territorial integrity or political independence of any States (Article 2.4)

6)    Non-intervention in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state (Article 2.7)

The diplomat emphasized that the nations present at the United Nations are organizing to defend the rights of sovereign peoples and create nations at peace.

“We call on all the member states of the UN to unite before the defense of international law as the only guarantee of peaceful coexistence for humankind,” he added.

“We are a sovereign country, we are going to protect our people in spite of all the threats. We must ask the media not to be part of bloodshed in Venezuela,” Arreaza said, urging media outlets who have joined the interventionist campaign on the nation to cease their rhetoric.

He also stressed that “the United States has no moral standing to impose sanctions on anyone, only the resolutions of international organizations such as the U.N. are legal and will be recognized by the member states. Otherwise, they are unilateral actions.”

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Cuba Examines Anti-microbiotic Resistance Vigilance

Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Bacterial resistance to antibiotics demands an integrated vigilance of this phenomenon, said here a Cuban specialist during an international workshop held at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri (IPK).

The antimicrobiotic resistance (AMR) is one of the most serious health problems ailing the world, harming not only human health, but also the welfare of animals, agriculture and the food industry, declared to Prensa Latina the president of the organizing committee of the event, Dianelys Quiñones.

The AMR affects -also- the environment, added the also chiwef of the National Reference Laboratory for the watch of the antimicrobiotic resistance in hospital pathogens) related to infections (associated to sanitary assistance) of the IPK.

That is why the only way to counter it is to confront it in different ways, by multi sectors and multi disciplines and an integrated vision, she explained.

As Quiñones explained, this workshop that ended Tuesday its first part, serves us to update us and help setting strategies in order to create a national program os surveillance in the greater of the Antilles.

Cuba is not exempt of this problem. We have resistant emerging organisms, both in the hospital environment as in the community, that harm animals and the production of food for the population, she commented.

The expert celebrated the participation in the event of officials of the Panamerican Health Organizations (PAHO), representatives of the Canadian Program of AMR Surveillance and the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (Anlis) of Argentina.

Present also there were specialists from Cuban entities such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment and the Ministry of Public Health.

Quiñones advanced that from today and until the 15th, the event will have its second part, consisting in training of a group of microbiologists of each Cuban province that work in hospitals, where there is more resistance to antibiotics.

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Actor Danny Glover: US Plays With The Money Of Venezuela

Danny Glover cataloged the "humanitarian aid" sent to Venezuela by the United States as a "show."
Danny Glover cataloged the “humanitarian aid” sent to Venezuela by the United States as a “show.” | Photo: EFE

“The danger that we have now and the danger that we see is a full-scale conflict which will decimate not simply the gains that were made by this action called the Bolivarian Revolution over the last over the last 20 years,” stated Glover.

Feb 13 (teleSUR) During an interview with The Real News Network on Wednesday, the actor and activist Danny Glover condemned the attacks by the United States against Venezuela and the actions that Washington has carried out with the resources of this Latin American people.

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Glover criticized the actions taken by the U.S. government led by Donald Trump, against the Venezuelan people and singled out the so-called “humanitarian aid” sent to Venezuela.

“Now what you’ve done is you’ve taken the billions of dollars that rightfully belong to the Venezuelanpeople, and what you’ve done is you’ve taken those millions of dollars, you’re putting sanctions on it, they can’t use their own money, their own resources,” stated Glover before adding that “then you come as this knight in shining armor to save them and everything with a few million dollars of “humanitarian aid.”

Glover noted that U.S. sanctions only affect the most vulnerable people, and put at risk the gains achieved by the Bolivarian Revolution in the last 20 years. For him “this is a very, very concise plan, a plan that was laid out,” by U.S. government, that started with sanctions with former President Obama, but has escalated.

“The danger that we have now and the danger that we see is a full-scale conflict which will decimate not simply the gains that were made by this action called the Bolivarian Revolution over the last over the last 20 years,” stated Glover.

The Bolivarian Government led by democratically elected president Nicolas Maduro, has denounced the constant aggressions of the North American nation and its interventionist role on the politics of Venezuela. On January 28, 2018, the United States prohibited companies and individuals from trading with the state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), a company that generates 90 of the currencies that enter the South American Country. country.

The American actor said that with these continuous actions, the US only seeks to “control the natural resources of the country”. He denounced that the U.S. multinational oil and mining companies. and Canada, are behind the intensification of the conflict in Venezuelan soil.

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Meeting of the Cuba-Namibia Working Group Ends in Havana

Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Meeting of the Cuba-Namibia Joint Working Group ends on Wednesday in Havana after several days of exchanges.

Collaborative programs in health, construction, sports, education, food industry and others are among teh issues of the meeting, according to information recently released by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment.

Since early this month, representatives of both countries completed the meeting details , which is held annually alternating its headquarters between the two countries.

According to a report circulated by the Cuban diplomatic delegation in Namibia, the issue was discussed during a meeting between Ambassador Sidenio Acosta and the Deputy Minister of International Cooperation of that African nation, Christine Hoebes.

Namibian part of this exchange body is presided over by the Deputy Foreign Minister while Ileana Nuéz, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment heads for Cuba.

According to the Embassy report, Acosta and Hoebes exchanged views on the state of excellent bilateral relations and ways to continue strengthening them.

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