The FBI, the Fusion Center, and the Far Right: US Creep in Brazil

Brasil Wire In an important new investigation, journalist Natalia Viana of Agência Pública has revealed how, during Sergio Moro’s 15 month tenure as Justice and Security Minister under Jair Bolsonaro, he quickly enabled the US Federal bureau of investigation to drastically expand its activities and reach in Brazil. The report reveals meetings involving the representatives…

US Responds to Failed Mercenary Incursion with an Escalation of the Economic Blockade Against Venezuela

Misión Verdad Two FBI agents. Photo: Iberoeconomia As Reuters recently reported, “the FBI is investigating several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in the Venezuelan oil trade while gathering information for a U.S. Treasury Department investigation into possible sanctions. In its report, Reuters anonymously quotes four people familiar with these “investigations” and also sources close…

Venezuelan Version of the Bay of Pigs: Anatomy of “Operation Gideon”

Misión Verdad Minister Jorge Rodriguez presented details of Operation Gideon,which is aimed at the capture and assassination of Chavista leaders, including President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Presidential Press As the hours pass, the volume of arrests of mercenaries who are part of a plan to capture and assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and other leaders of Venezuela’s…

Trump Rehearses the Invasion of Venezuela

Atilio A. Boron Make no mistake about it: what happened in Macuto is not an isolated incident, but rather the result of a meticulously conceived plan whose final outcome, in the feverish hallucination of those who conceived it, is the kidnapping and assassination of President Nicolas Maduro and the realization of the longed-for and elusive…

Second Mercenary Incursion Against Venezuela in 48 Hours Fails in Chuao

Misión Verdad Mercenaries captured in Chuao, on the coast of Aragua state. Photo: Twitter On the morning of May 4, in the coastal town of Chuao (Aragua state), a group of eight mercenaries aboard a boat were captured in a joint operation between local fishermen, the regional police and the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB)….

Macuto: A New Frustrated Chapter in the War Against Venezuela

Misión Verdad In the early morning of May 3, there was a thwarted mercenary raid on the coast of Macuto, in the state of La Guaira. Interior, Justice and Peace Minister Néstor Reverol reported that the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) together with the Special Action Forces (FAES) of the Bolivarian National Police countered an…

A History of Inconvenient Allies and Convenient Enemies

Alexander Aviña The U.S. Coast Guard offloads seized cocaine in Miami Beach, 2014 (Photo by Sabrina Laberdesque/Wikimedia) Recent narco-terrorism charges against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro form part of a longer history of U.S. empire using drugs to advance geopolitical goals. On March 26, U.S. attorney general William Barr announced new “narco-terorrism” charges against president Nicolás…

The CIA-DEA-Pentagon Dirty War Against Venezuela

Carlos Fazio Lawfare and Asymmetric Warfare vs. Venezuela At the juncture of the so-called “epidemic of the century”, the United States’ war diplomacy has decided to deepen its unconventional, asymmetric war against Venezuela. With a series of successive actions intended to generate fear and awe in “enemy” ranks, the Trump administration activated last March 26…

Stella Calloni: “We are Under a Counterinsurgency War”

Lautaro Ortiz “In Bolivia there is no longer any security to hold free elections,” says Calloni. Image Daphne Gentinetta The writer and journalist, author of this essential research, analyzes the situation in Bolivia, in the context of the interference of the United States in the region. The civic, police and military coup d’état perpetrated last…