BATTLE FOR WORLD / CALEB MAUPIN – January 20, 2019: The video highlights RT’s correspondent Caleb Maupin presentation about the US media and military calling for the overthrow of Venezuela’s President Maduro.
And in the United States you have the neocons pushing to impeach President Trump, and in the twist of it all, you have President Trump aligning with the overthrow of Venezuela’s Maduro.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / CNN – January 20, 2019: The article highlights that US officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers who were plotting a coup against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, both a current and a former US official confirmed to CNN. Saying that American officials have met with the renegade Venezuelan military officers several times over the last year after the Venezuelan officers made contact, but Washington ultimately decided against supporting the coup, according to the the two sources. However, unabated like impeachment calls for Trump, calls for the overthrow of Maduro persists in US media.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / TASS – January 9, 2019: The article highlights that Moscow is warning “hotheads” in the United States not to embark on a military scenario in Venezuela, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Wednesday (January 9).
“I view the attempts by the US to consolidate the anti-Chavez front [against Venezuela] from Latin American states with anxiety and concern, this is an alarming trend,” Ryabkov stressed. “Despite the harsh standoff, even the governments in Latin America, which have taken the most critical stance against Caracas, are excluding the option of military intervention into Venezuela’s affairs. An attempt to use military force would be a catastrophic development.”
“We warn ‘hotheads’ in Washington against such temptations,” Ryabkov emphasized.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / PRESS TV – January 9, 2018: The article highlights that the United States is using the Lima Group as a regional arm of the American establishment in order to put pressure on the anti-capitalist Venezuelan government, says a commentator.
(BattleForWorld: The Lima Group is similar to groups that were formed before Iraq and Syria was invaded by the United States. A similar group also exists for Iran.)
Foreign ministers from the 14-member Lima Group (influenced by the United States) said they will not recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s president when he takes office for a new six-year term on January 10.
In an interview with Press TV, Ramiro S. Funez, journalist and human rights activist, said that “the Lima Group should be renamed the Washington group,” because all of the countries that compose the Lima Group “take direct orders” from the Washington establishment.
“They are carrying out the orders of the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean, because [Venezuelan President] Nicolas Maduro presents a threat to US hegemony in the region by trading with countries like China, Russia and Iran, and having friendly relations with countries around the world, and the United States is very fearful that Maduro and other progressive governments in Latin America are becoming stronger…” Funez said.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / SPUTNIK NEWS – January 12, 2019: The article highlights that earlier this week (first week in January), Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for second presidential term for the period from 2019 until 2025.
“The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will continue… to work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in the statement, released in Abu Dhabi. “We are very hopeful that we can be force for good to allow the region to come together to deliver that.”
According to the senior official, the US will continue to use the full weight of US economic and diplomatic power to press for the “restoration of democracy in Venezuela.”
BATTLE FOR WORLD / RT AMERICA – January 17, 2019: The video highlights host Rick Sanchez explaining the trouble that is brewing between US and Russia over Venezuela. With the US admitting that they’re considering military options in Caracas, the Trump Administration has signaled recognition of re-elected President Nicolas Maduro’s opposition as Venezuela’s legitimate government. He describes how Russia’s encirclement by NATO provide much-needed context for Russia’s stance toward Venezuela and the US relationship with its neighbors.