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The Diplomatic War Against Venezuela

Long opposed to the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, imperialist and right-wing governments – led by the United States – have resorted to various means to defeat the left-wing and socialist governments of the continent. Venezuela has consistently been targeted as a part of this war on popular democracy, with hostile diplomacy serving as a favored method of attack.

teleSUR takes a deeper look at the escalating diplomatic offensive against Venezuela through international bodies such as the Organization of American States and U.N.

If You Watch One Thing

 

US-Funded OAS Wears Out Its Welcome

 

Cuba Blasts OAS for 'Perverse' Efforts to Destabilize Venezuela

The Cuban foreign minister criticized the attempt to intervene in the sovereignty of the South American nation. READ MORE

Venezuela Demands OAS Suspend 'Interventionist' Meeting

The South American nation has slammed the OAS for what it calls illegal actions and attempts to destabilize Venezuela's socialist government. READ MORE

Cuba Backs Venezuela’s Fight at the OAS: 'You Are Not Alone'

Cuba celebrated Venezuela's hard-fought battle "in defense of sovereignty, independence, self-determination, and dignity of all of our America." READ MORE

OAS Chief Almagro's Regime Change Obsession

 

OAS Head Coordinating with US Against Venezuela

Uruguayan politician Jose Bayardi believes OAS attempts to suspend Venezuela's membership support a U.S. military operation aimed at regime change. READ MORE

OAS Head Luis Almagro's 'Dear Friend' Leopoldo Lopez

Ugly motives drive Almagro’s hero worship of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez. READ MORE

Weapons of Democratic Destruction: Luis Almagro and the OAS

Despite the independence of OAS member states, OAS bureaucrats can still do harm. READ MORE

OAS Chief Pens Tirade Against Maduro, Denies He Is CIA Agent

The letter from OAS head Luis Almagro accusing President Nicolas Maduro of spreading lies takes an unusual tone for a high-level diplomat. READ MORE

Glaring Double-Standards

 

Venezuela Calls on OAS to Condemn Right-Wing Violence

Seven Ombudsman offices were attacked by violent groups in Caracas. READ MORE

OAS Chief Targets Venezuela, Allies with Fraud-Plagued Brazil

The head of the OAS has been criticized for targeting Venezuela while failing to condemn the parliamentary coup in Brazil. READ MORE

5 Countries That Violate the OAS Democratic Charter

From legal coups to state-complicit enforced disappearances, paramilitary activities to clampdowns on free speech, budgetary malfeasance to organized crime connections, we look at the double-standards within the OAS that seemingly would provoke a similar reaction to the supposed "violations" by the Venezuelan state, yet have provoked no such response. READ MORE

OAS Has Nothing to Say After the Right Topples Dilma Rousseff

While the OAS has issued several statements on Venezuela critical of the government, it continues to be silent on the right's seizure of Power in Brazil. READ MORE

Evo Blasts Back

 

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Slams Luis Almagro and OAS Hypocrisy on Venezuela

The Bolivian leader known for taking a stand against imperialism isn’t backing down as the OAS continues to attack on Venezuela. READ MORE

Evo Morales Says the OAS Is Biased Against Latin America's Left

The president of Bolivia suggested that the Washington-based OAS is pursuing a right-wing agenda in the Americas. READ MORE

Evo Morales: OAS Should Be Abolished, Doesn't Represent Members

"We do not need an overseer of the empire to control our people," said the Bolivian president. READ MORE

A History of Imperialist Domination

 

The US' Historic Domination of the OAS: An Interview with Grace Livingstone

Grace Livingstone on the Historic U.S. Domination of the OAS

In 2015, teleSUR interviewed Grace Livingstone, author of "America's Backyard: The United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror," to explore whether the Organization of American States can ever become more representative of the needs of the 900 million citizens in the Americas it claims to represent. It has a checkered past: the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro labeled it the “Trojan horse” of U.S. foreign policy, and not only did it kick out Cuba soon after its revolution, but right-wing dictators remained in the body, despite disappearing and killing tens of thousands.

William I. Robinson on the Strategic Role of the OAS

In 2015, we interviewed William I. Robinson, professor of sociology at U.C. Santa Barbara and author of "Latin America and Global Capitalism." We talk to him about the OAS and its contradictions.

A Timeline of the Organization of American States

IN PICTURES: The Organization of American States was officially born in April 1948, but its origins can be traced back much further. The true start of efforts to unite the region was not U.S. diplomacy, but the approach taken by Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar, whose vision of Hispano-Americanism endures today. READ MORE

 
  • Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro

    Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro | Photo Reuters

  • Foreign Minister Long during the inauguration ceremony of the OAS meeting

    Foreign Minister Long during the inauguration ceremony of the OAS meeting | Photo Foreign Ministry of Ecuador

  • Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaks at the OAS session in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 15, 2016.

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaks at the OAS session in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 15, 2016. | Photo OAS

  • OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro (L) and Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro together in Caracas, Venezuela, April 7, 2014.

    OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro (L) and Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro together in Caracas, Venezuela, April 7, 2014. | Photo EFE

  • Venezuela

    Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela September 20, 2016. | Photo Reuters

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