picture of Augusto Pinochet, former dictator of Chile

If one reads the corporate American press regarding the violence and protests in Venezuela they would not be surprised to see that Chavismo and the current government of democratically elected Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, are blamed for anything and everything: from food shortages, inflation, violence, devaluation of the currency, student crackdowns, police brutality, repression and on and on.

We are told by the likes of the New York Times that those involved in the current rounds of protest, killings and violence that now plague the oil rich nation are being conducted by ordinary people who suffer under the jack boot of Communist Venezuela:

“These were not your ordinary urban guerrillas. They included a manicurist, a medical supplies saleswoman, a schoolteacher, a businessman and a hardware store worker” (

William Neuman, reporter for the NY Times, stated the same line just one day ago:

“While the government-controlled news media has sought to minimize the protests and portray the opposition as “fascists,” people across the country have been telling their own story, capturing images and video of the tumult. They also used Twitter and other social media platforms to urge people to build barricades across Venezuela and then share photos of them” (

Of course what is not known is that the majority of written, visual and auditory press in Venezuela is controlled by private individuals and corporations; it is not government controlled as Neuman would like you to believe.

But the phrase “government controlled media” resonates with Americans and others who know little about Venezuela and the history of American imperialism in Latin America and elsewhere.  And the phrase is the favorite newspeak of The New York Times and other corporate press that dominate America and from which most Americans get their ‘news’.

And of course what is left out of this account, which attempts to paint what is going on in Venezuela as an uprising by the ‘average Venezuelan’ seeking freedom, is the fact that Venezuela has been under the imperialist gun since 2002, when the US attempted the first coup d’état in Venezuelan.  Killing Chavez last March was the first step in trying to overthrow Venezuela and return it to the coffers of imperialist agents and oligarchs.


This is what is going on now.  That the corporate press is complicit in the savage depiction of what is happening in Venezuela and is aiding and abetting the Obama administration in fomenting violence and mis-information both in America and in Venezuela, comes as no surprise.  It is business as usual and we see it in the Ukraine as well.

Leopoldo Lopez

Leopoldo Lopez

The major protest leader that is stoking the fires of ‘rebellion’ in Venezuela is the fiery Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez.  Lopez has encouraged protesters to continue their fight against Chavismo and Nicolas Maduro.

The US embassy described López as necessary, but troublesome. Under the heading “The López Problem”, diplomats acknowledged that many in the opposition did not trust his motives, even though they need his support to reach out to the public. “He is often described as arrogant, vindictive, and power-hungry – but party officials also concede his popularity, charisma and talent as an organizer.”

One cannot forget that it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who made the often-quoted remark about the dictator of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza:

“Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.”

FDR’s memorable characterization of Spain’s brutal dictator Francisco Franco was also similar:

“Sure he’s a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.”

And then there was the dictator of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo who was assassinated by the CIA after he was no longer useful.  The American military and right wing politicians supported him because, as Democratic representative in Congress from the Fourth Tennessee District in 1907, Cordell Hull said:

‘He was a son of a bitch, but he was our son of a bitch’ (

Hull, like Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize 1945. The US imperialist government and their agents are truly consistent.  Lopez now has the good fortune of being, ‘one of the son of a bitches’.  Or at least he was until recently.  We now find he was scheduled for a ‘hit’ just like Dominican Republic, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.

López has proved himself a very savvy reactionary protagonist. While Henrique Capriles, the candidate for the right wing in Venezuela, accepted last December’s presidential election loss in Venezuela with a handshake with Maduro, López thought instead to launch a radical movement named “La Salida” (The Exit) which aims to unseat the president through major street protests. It was his call for street demonstrations that began the current cycle of unrest, violence and death ((

Anti-Castro Cuban mobsters and the CIA planned to assassinate Leopoldo Lopez


Now we discover from recent news reports that the Anti-Castro mafia based in Florida is up to its neck in viciously fanning the fires of discontent, division and violence that one sees currently in Venezuela.

FMMundo, a media outlet in Latin America reported on the 25th of February that Leopolo Lopez, the Venezuelan opposition leader, has surrendered to police after learning of a plot against him.

Who was out to plot an attack against him?  Why would the feisty anti-Maduro rebel surrender to the government as he is telling students and a “manicurist, a medical supplies saleswoman, a schoolteacher, a businessman and a hardware store worker” to violently engage in street protests while he seeks refuge by throwing himself into the arms of his nemesis, the Maduro government?

Easy: the Miami anti-Castro Cubans and the CIA had plans to kill Lopez.

FMMundo has reported that the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) published a telephone conversation between two representatives of a far-right organization in Miami that was discussing plans for the ‘physical elimination’ of Leopoldo López.   The fascist anti-Castro Cubans along with the CIA wanted to murder Lopez and then blame the death on Maduro’s government to create a political crisis and lead the country to civil war (

Reports note that “external conspirators” sent several terrorist groups to Venezuela and that they also had accomplices in Lopez’s inner circle.  Add to this that agents of the (CIA) in Caracas were aware of the intentions of the ‘external’ terrorists but took no steps to ensure Lopez’s safety.

Moscow based reporter, Nil Nikandrov pointed out that the charismatic leader of the opposition “was sentenced to murder in cold blood by U.S. interests.”  “The conspirators evidently hoped that his murder who recreate Lopez in death as a ‘martyr’ and trigger the ongoing process of destabilization in the country with the eventual overthrow of the Maduro government.   The murder, he noted, would have also helped solidify and strengthen of the position of opposition leader Henrique Capriles, the ‘son of a bitch’ whom the US imperialists and Venezuelan oligarchs really prefer and support.

The President of the Venezuelan National Assembly Diosdado Cabello, personally contacted the family of Lopez and warned him directly of the threat hanging over his head by the Miami mafia in tandem with the CIA.  This is why he turned himself in.

Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori, told the U.S. media that the accuracy of the recording was never questioned, and that she knew the people who planned the murder (ibid).

Mercenaries run rampant in the country of Venezuela.  The president, Nicolas Maduro said on February 24th, 2014 that authorities had arrested “a mercenary brought in from the Middle East” in an upper middle class section of Venezuela.

Maduro claimed that the mercenary “was preparing a car bomb to generate more violence in the country for terrorist attacks.”

Venezuela intelligence agencies are currently on the trail of other mercenaries who are in the country; mercenaries funded from abroad.

Operation Northwoods and the Anti-Castro Cuban Mafia


According to former secret documents that have been public for years now, the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the end of the failed Bay of Pigs back in the 1960’s drew up and approved plans for what may beone of the most hideous and ominous plots ever created by the U.S. government.

In the name of anti-Communism and anti-Castroism, they proposed launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism right here in the US in order to trick the American public into supporting an illegal war of imperialism against Cuba.

According to the book, BODY OF SECRETS, by James Bamford, Doubleday, published in 2001 the author noted:

“Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving then General Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war” (ibid)

Bamford indicated at the time that the idea may actually have originated with President Eisenhower in the last days of his administration.

However, it is known now, thanks to the work of Lamar Waldron in his new book, “Watergate: The Hidden History”, that Richard Nixon was actually Eisenhower’s point man on Cuba.  Most likely it was Nixon in concert with reactionary American Generals, the CIA, the mafia and the anti-Castro crowd that cooked up the sinister conspiracy.  We certainly now know that Nixon was responsible for the Mafia-CIA attempts on Fidel Castro’s life at the end of the Eisenhower years.  As Waldron writes, this also accounts for Watergate.  Nixon was looking for evidence that Cuba had regarding his involvement.  Read the book.


Operation Northwoods is now in play again: this time in Venezuela with the same charming group of terrorists based in Miami, Florida and the CIA.

This should make the American people pause when considering what is actually going on in Venezuela at this moment.  It certainly forced Lopez to see the forest from the trees.

Tamia News and terrorists

As I have covered at, a new CIA funded news agency to be set up in Panama based on the ‘Fox News’ model is tied directly to Marco Rubio, Senator in Florida and Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey (   These two reactionary terrorist-politicians are working in concert with oligarchs in Latin America to assure that propaganda and brainwashing are accomplished through a faux news agency akin to Fox.  Their target is Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador.

This should come as no surprise for as noted; Menendez and Senator Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida have worked assiduously to achieve amnesty for convicted Ecuadorian bank robbers, the Isais brothers, who now currently live in luxury in Coral Gables, Miami in exchange for money in the form of campaign contributions to the two coin operated anti-Castro Cubans.  Both are under federal probe ( (


Miami and Florida in general, as I wrote, is a haven for anti-Castro terrorists and has been for more than fifty years.  That we discover their involvement in an Operation Northwoods in Venezuela should come as no surprise.  The fact that Lopez has sought government protection even though it means his arrest is telling evidence.

The American people know little about Venezuela other than what they have been spoon fed by the corporate press that seeks to portray the massive uprisings in Venezuela as the work of a repressive government.  Now that we know that the CIA, working with anti-Castro Cuban terrorists, as they have for more than fifty five years, plotted to eliminate Lopez and blame the killing on the Maduro government; those interested in what is really going on in Venezuela should look no further than the CIA and Miami for information.  This and history.



Perhaps now that these facts are known and have been confirmed, more and more people will see that what is a stake for US imperialism in Venezuela are the oil reserves the country has: they, along with Iran, are the largest in the world.  This fact and this fact alone is why US corporate media coverage of the crisis in Venezuela is deceptive and untrue.  The US press is a corporate news bulletin for full spectrum domination of Latin America and elsewhere.

Don’t be beguiled.  US imperialism in Latin America has a long, sordid history.  This is only the latest in the repugnant history of imperialism, the Florida mob and the CIA that controls US politicians and works day and night to assure that no democratically elected government that does not have America’s ‘interests’ at heart, is overthrown.

What they prefer, along with the imperialist class, are reactionary terrorists and politicians who seek the return of the mirrored, dark glasses on the faces of dictators and Latin American generals, like augusto Pinochet to name just one.

For excellent coverage of what is happening in Venezuela go to: Democracy Now