WSJ Confirms: Trump-Appointed Venezuela Coup Leader Plans Neoliberal Capitalist Shock Therapy
The Wall Street Journal reported that Venezuela’s US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó has already drafted plans for “opening up Venezuela’s vast oil sector to private investment” and “privatizing assets held by state enterprises.”The report confirms what The Grayzone previously reported.
Spanish Socialist Party government backs US-led coup in Venezuela
Since the Venezuelan crisis erupted, Spain has been at the forefront of the regime change operation underway in the oil-rich South American country. Today, Madrid is set to formally recognise Juan Guaidó as president. Guaidó is the right-wing leader of the National Assembly who Trump declared to be Venezuela’s president on January 23.
El Salvador election: Nayib Bukele claims presidency
With most votes counted, the former mayor of San Salvador had nearly 53% of the vote with his closest rival, the conservative Carlos Calleja on 32%.Mr Bukele, 37, needed more than 50% of the vote to avoid a run-off.The businessman has vowed to tackle corruption and combat the criminal gangs responsible for one of the world's highest murder rates.
Trump-inspired? Netanyahu stars in webcast to tackle Israeli ‘fake news’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing social media ridicule after concocting a seemingly Trump-inspired answer to unfavorable media coverage: a weekly webcast designed to combat “fake news.”
Australia floods: Crocodiles and snakes seen on streets as river dam opened, putting 20,000 homes at risk
Snakes and crocodiles have been spotted on residential roads in Australia after devastating floods hit the northern state of Queensland, following eight days of monsoon-level rain.Environment minister Leeanne Enoch issued a statement warning residents that the reptiles could turn up in unexpected places due to extreme weather conditions.
Israel builds new barrier along Gaza Strip border
Israel on Sunday said it had started to build a new barrier along its border with the Gaza Strip, according to the Defense Ministry.The ministry said in a statement that the above-ground barrier — 65 kilometers long and six meters high — would work in conjunction with an underground wall also under construction, to neutralize the possibility of cross-border tunnels built by Hamas militants.
Trump aide begins diplomacy by Twitter with Palestinian officials after year of silence
Donald Trump's special representative for international negotiations has begun tweeting Palestinian officials more than a year after they last agreed to meet or even speak with representatives of the US administration.Over the past few weeks, Jason Greenblatt has been tweeting his thoughts, requests and criticisms to Palestinian leaders who are active on the popular social media platform.
Macron 'to hold May referendum' in bid to quell 'yellow vest' anger
Emmanuel Macron is reportedly considering holding France’s first referendum in 14 years in an effort to quell “yellow vest” protests, although opposition leaders warned that it was unlikely to defuse popular anger.
Ukraine's Far Right Is Growing Increasingly Violent
2018 was a horrible year for attacks on minority groups. With elections looming, 2019 may be even worse – and many say the government is aiding and legitimizing extremists
Brexit: Theresa May 'determined' to leave EU in March
Theresa May has said she is "determined" to deliver Brexit on time, ahead of talks on the Irish backstop.Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister said she would return to Brussels with a "fresh mandate, new ideas and a renewed determination".MPs have voted to seek an "alternative arrangement" to guarantee the Northern Ireland border stays open after Brexit.