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    Sorry I never caught up with this thread agaoin, I was really busy (so I'll try to do it soon). I couldn't help posting this from Comrade Pamela, though. xD

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    Heh. We've been here years now.

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    Any country that seeks to be independent of the US, promotes a multipolar world or pursues alliances and agreements that don't include the US makes itself a target for regime change. The US wants global hegemony so will take action to deal with any threats to the world order it has established.

    From the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade profile of Venezuela

    Foreign policy

    The foreign policy settings under the Maduro government have shown strong continuity with the previous administration. President Chávez identified with the ‘global south' favouring a fundamental shift in international political economy and the re-emergence of a multipolar world in order to constrain the United States, which in 2015 was Venezuela's main trading partner.

    President Chávez strengthened relations with many of Latin America's left-leaning administrations, including Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Cuba, through the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). It was proposed by President Chávez as an alternative to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), based on cooperation through social, political and economic integration of these like-minded countries. Venezuela has extended its relations with select Latin American and Caribbean countries by signing of an Energy Cooperation Agreement in 2005 called Petrocaribe.
    Big change is coming

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    Driving around I had heard on the radio the other day Democracy Now invited a Maduro mouthpiece. Fucking strange to me. Democracy, Maybe?

    Is the left incapable of condemning US intervention (where is it?) while also wanting Maduro ousted?
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    Hmm there is "unrest" in another member country of the Bolivarian alliance, Nicaragua.

    The official motto of the Ortega - Murillo government is “Christian, Socialist, and Caring.” They must be on the side of the angels.

    For eleven years, Ortega had sustained his power through shrewd dealmaking and accommodation. Although he began his career, four decades ago, as a Marxist revolutionary, he has aligned himself with business leaders and cultivated the Catholic Church by imposing a total ban on abortion. He still fulminates about Yankee imperialism, but he has courted the International Monetary Fund and allowed a wave of American retirees to settle in Nicaragua, to take advantage of the good beaches and the cheap real estate. In recent months, though, as Ortega has tried to regain control, he has adopted a strategy employed by autocrats in Turkey, Egypt, Venezuela, and elsewhere: condemn your political opponents as traitors, incite mobs to violence, and then deny responsibility. Across the country, hundreds of protesters have been killed, and many more put in prison. . . .

    As we sat in the compound, surrounded by police, the foreign ministers of Cuba and Venezuela gave speeches. They told Ortega’s supporters that they were united in the old battle against imperialism. When Ortega stood to speak, he boasted that the people had prevailed over a “diabolical force,” but warned of the need to remain strong in defense of the Fatherland. For the first time, he openly aligned himself with the paramilitaries: “We need to fight for peace, strengthening the mechanism of the autodefensa, so that Sandinista families are not murdered again.”


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    The biggest problem facing Venezuela right now is the volume of Venezuelans in the country.

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    Maduro made a speech telling Trump to keep his "hands of Venezuela". Now US officials are using the same phrase and hashtag to tell Russia and Cuba not to intervene in Venezuela.

    US tells Russia Cuba to keep their hands off Venezuela

    Russian involvement in Syria prevented the US achieving the regime change they wanted there. Now Russia trying to thwart another US attempt at regime change (bringing of democracy to the people of a country) but in the US back yard this time. Russia and Iran were successful in Syria in preventing the US removing Assad. This is another massive challenge to US power by Russia so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.
    Big change is coming

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    "bringing of democracy to the people of a country"*

    Quote Originally Posted by Guess Who View Post
    Maduro made a speech telling Trump to keep his "hands of Venezuela". Now US officials are using the same phrase and hashtag to tell Russia and Cuba not to intervene in Venezuela.

    US tells Russia Cuba to keep their hands off Venezuela

    Russian involvement in Syria prevented the US achieving the regime change they wanted there. Now Russia trying to thwart another US attempt at regime change (bringing of democracy to the people of a country) but in the US back yard this time. Russia and Iran were successful in Syria in preventing the US removing Assad. This is another massive challenge to US power by Russia so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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    The money is literally lining the streets as if trash.

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