The Reuters news agency has published a retraction of an “exclusive” report on operations between the Venezuelan and Russian state oil companies, PDVSA and Rosneft, after disavowing the US-supplied source. Reuters has also acted after Rosneft applied for a criminal investigation of the media company’s operations in Russia by Moscow prosecutors.
Because the US aristocracy want to take over Venezuela, the US Government is set to zero-out oil imports from Venezuela, so as to increase the pressure on its government to place in charge there a leader who will do America’s bidding.
Vijay Prashad, the Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute For Social Research, discusses the extent to which US interest in Venezuelan oil and other natural resources is driving Trump's policy of seeking regime change.
The poverty and violence that now rack Venezuela result from a broader situation in which selling what shouldn’t even be bought has run its miserable course until the final act.