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Trump pointing fingers at Venezuela due to coronavirus

Igor None Pshenichnikov

The US is heating up the situation around Venezuela

Maduro grabbed the initiative from the US

President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early parliamentary elections to the opposition-controlled Parliament, which were scheduled for the end of 2020. This proposal is the result of the contact group's work that is acting under the auspices of the EU. Last week, the group held talks in Caracas with representatives of Maduro and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said.

USA pushing Brazil to war with Venezuela

Apparently, the USA is pushing Brazil to war with Venezuela to overthrow the legitimate President Nicolas Maduro. At the same time, the US will stay away while solving the Venezuelan "problem" at Brazil's expense. But as it now turns out, Brazil doesn't seek to be the first country that will send its troops to Venezuela, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov considers.

Russia has the answer to Washington’s anti-Venezuela sanctions

If US lawmakers pass new legislation aimed at countering Russia’s influence in Venezuela, Moscow will have to take tit-for-tat measures, Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Vladimir Zayemsky told Izvesita. Washington has not yet clarified what kind of steps are in the works against Moscow, but the US has dropped some hints at restrictions on Russian-Venezuelan cooperation in the oil industry.

Blackout pushes Venezuelan parliament to declare state of emergency

Venezuela’s National Assembly, which is under the control of the opposition, has announced a state of emergency amid the sweeping power outage in the country. The current authorities labeled the ongoing blackout an act of sabotage and the result of US cyber attack.

US hackers plunge Venezuela into nationwide blackout

A cyber attack against Venezuela’s power facilities, which Caracas has blamed on the US, was designed to create intolerable living conditions throughout the Latin American country, Izvestia writes. According to Washington strategists, the power outage was aimed at whipping up protest sentiment to topple Venezuela’s legitimate President Nicolas Maduro. On March 7, state power corporation Corpoelec reported an act of sabotage at the country’s major Guri hydroelectric plant, which supplies power to the capital and 70% of Venezuela. Since Thursday afternoon, 21 out of 23 states across the country have been without electricity.

Maduro makes futile attempt to reach out to opposition

Venezuelan authorities intend to hold dialogue with the opposition led by Juan Guaido but President Nicolas Maduro’s opponents are rejecting talks, Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa told Izvestia. He added that Caracas was determined to take part in meetings on Venezuela that would be held in the coming months. However, it is unclear if the opposition will participate.

Venezuela's Supreme Court vs. US Attempted Coup

Venezuela's Constitution affirms the principles of what democratic governance is all about - based on fundamental freedoms, equity, justice under law, and the nation's sovereign independence

Analyst comments on situation in Venezuela

Political confrontation in Venezuela is entering into a prolonged phase after the United States’ aborted attempt to stage an instant government coup, analyst Igor Pshenichnikov, of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISI), told TASS on Tuesday.

Coup attempt in Venezuela stalled

According to the latest information from Caracas, the coup attempt in Venezuela has stalled, RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov said. "American blitzkrieg has failed, there follows a protracted struggle of nerves," he added.