Archive for: Venezuela

An Open Letter to the Media on the ‘Irony’ of Snowden’s Request for Asylum in Venezuela and Ecuador

An open letter was published on Commondreams on July 18, 2013,  co-authored by academics specialists of Latin America. The letter was in response to numerous media outlets in the US that have repeatedly stressed the “irony” of Snowden’s asylum request to Venezuela and Ecuador, which supposedly do not respect freedom of the press. The letter presents an alternate view, with strong arguments pointing to the structure of Latin American media,...


Venezuela: Links between US and the opposition

This article is published by GreenLeft – Ryan Mallett-Outtrim, on Monday, March 25, 2013 under the title: “Venezuela: Washington’s doublespeak hides true agenda” It explains the background of a long time US involvement in Venezuela in order to support the opposition. More precisely, it uses the Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks to stress the long time relationship between US and Henrique Capriles, dominant figure of the opposition and candidate at...


The US is the Don Corleone of international politics

This article is about the US attempts to destabilize Venezuela, as shown in the GIFiles released by Wikileaks. More widely, the article gives an historical background of US interventions in Latin America, and analyses its strategical behavior in this part of the world. Published on RT by Adrian Salbuchi on March 2, 2013.  (He is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina.)   South America – Venezuela...


GiFiles: US Spying against Venezuela

This article is published in Radio Mundial on February 16, 2013. The article refers to files from the intelligence company Stratfor, published by WikiLeaks, detailing operations to monitor and influence the internal Venezuelan policies. The article stresses that the mails, apart from giving analysis about the political social, and economic situation in Venezuela,  explain how to promote a “revolution” in Venezuela: The three main objectives are: unify the opposition campaign...


This Week in the Press: 22 – 28 March, 2012


Independent journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye is still incarcerated for his story on how a US drone strike in Yemen killed civilians, backed up by WikiLeaks cables. Stratfor emails contain extensive discussion of a potential attack on Iran. Other emails discussed the importance of Spain’s 15-M protest leaders. Columbia newspaper El Espectador was a Stratfor source for Colombian news, and was also a former WikiLeaks media partner for Cablegate. Subject index


This Week in the Press: 15 – 21 March, 2012

This Week in the Press: 15 – 21 March, 2012

Stratfor emails discuss how Mossad infiltrated businesses and a global nonprofit organization. Ta Nea reports that the Greek Pasok party purposefully inflated the budget deficit in 2009. Cables from Mexico are reported to have predicted the decline in Mexico’s oil production and USG concerns. Stratfor reported on Venezuela’s declining oil production. A former Blackwater director was a key Strlatfor informant. Subject index