Episodio 1 de MintCast: Venezuela, Ecuador y Netanyahu

Venezuela deja la OEA, Ecuador se arrastra hacia el autoritarismo y Netanyahu gana otro término.

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Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador.

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The “Lima Group” Pretence to Be an International Body Is Irresponsible and Dangerous

Analyst Nino Pagliccia examines the Lima Group’s efforts to promote regime change in Venezuela.

The press covers Peru's Foreign Minister Cayetano Aljovin statement, as she stands with other Foreign Ministers of the Lima Group after a private meeting concerning Venezuela in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. The Lima Group met to weigh further action against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration after it unilaterally set the end of April as the date for elections, over the protest of the opposition. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

At this time sixty years ago Cuba had just won its revolution through a popular uprising that overthrew a dictator. Two years later in 1961 the US masterminded a false flag invasion of Cuba that failed. Later, in 1962 the Organization of American States (OAS) turned against Cuba and expelled it from the organization isolating the country until 2009

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OAS Panel Dutifully Ignores Zionist Abuses, Pushes Venezuela Regime Change

On May 29, the OAS panel of “independent experts” convened in Washington to build the case for toppling the Bolivarian government and prosecuting Maduro at the International Criminal Court.

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WASHINGTON -- Venezuela is in the vise-grip of a deep crisis; this much was undeniable even prior to the release of a 400-page report by a dubious “independent panel of experts” at the Organization of American States (OAS). For the past several years, the South American country has been mired in crippling inflation, major shortages of food and

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Watch | Max Blumenthal Grills OAS Panel on Venezuela’s «Crimes Against Humanity»

An OAS panel featured condemnations of Venezuela’s human rights violations by one of the world’s most prominent defenders of Israeli atrocities.

Former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler speaks to the media during a press conference in Jerusalem in 2009 where he announced a campaign for action against Iran. Dan Balilty | AP

On May 29, a panel of self-described independent experts convened a press conference at the Organization of American States in Washington DC. The panel presented a 400-page report accusing the Venezuelan government of crimes against humanity and demanding the prosecution of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the International Criminal

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Bolivia Scrambles to Maintain South American Unity Amid US Support For Right Wing Governments

Given the clearly right-wing nature of the ruling parties in the countries that withdrew from UNASUR, the move can be seen as the latest blow against a fading trend of left-wing governments in the region and a result of the increasingly bitter inter-state debate swirling around Venezuela’s political future.

South American Nations Union (UNASUR) General Secretary Ernesto Samper, right, speaks to the press, next to Bolivia's President Evo Morales at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Samper is on an official visit to Bolivia (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

QUITO, ECUADOR -- Bolivia plans on struggling hard to maintain the unity of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), after half of its member states declared the indefinite suspension of their participation in the regional organization, President Evo Morales told reporters yesterday. "We are going to make all the efforts to reach consensus

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Tillerson Threatens Regime Change In Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson floated the possibility of measures to force President Nicolas Maduro to leave.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stands before laying a wreath at the mausoleum of Turkey's founding father Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Washington has made one of its most foreboding threats so far against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson openly floated the possibility of stepping up “regime change” measures against the government of democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro. “Our approach to Venezuela has been to try to work

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