Survey: Only 9% of Venezuelans Back the Opposition

On Monday, May 9, the director of the pollster firm Hinterlaces, Óscar Schémel, released the results of a poll according to which the Venezuelan opposition only has 9% support among the people of the country, and former deputy Juan Guaidó’s support has fallen to 4%.

Survey: Only 9% of Venezuelans Back the Opposition

H/T: CHICAGO ALBA SOLIDARITY

Next Month’s Summit Of The Americas Is Shaping Up To Show How Isolated The US Has Become

By continuing to become an increasingly independent pole of influence amidst the global systemic transition to multipolarity, the Latin American countries literally contribute to changing the world for the better. They show how isolated the US is from the Global South, which discredits its propagandistic innuendo to have returned to its former superpower status in recent months.

Next Month’s Summit Of The Americas Is Shaping Up To Show How Isolated The US Has Become

H/T: CHICAGO ALBA SOLIDARITY

Brazil’s Lula proposes creating Latin American currency to ‘be freed of US dollar’ dependency

Brazil’s left-wing leader Lula da Silva says if he wins the 2022 presidential elections, “we are going to create a currency in Latin America,” called the Sur (“South”), to combat “the dependency on the dollar”

Brazil’s Lula proposes creating Latin American currency to ‘be freed of US dollar’ dependency

Previously:

US Coup Specialist Victoria Nuland Visits Brazil

Sadly, I doubt that Lula is going to become President, if this is true, or he won’t stay President very long. US’ interests (AKA Big Business/CIA/NED) won’t allow it. 🤷🏼‍♀️

No, Biden Can’t Just Sell Off Seized Russian Yachts and Central Bank Assets to Help Aid Ukraine – International Law and the US Constitution Forbid It

Posted by Yves Smith

Yves here. It is instructive to see that a law professor who served as an expert witness for Naftogaz, the Ukrainian national oil and gas company, after Russia seixed its operations in Crimea, is concerned enough about the prospect of the Biden Administration selling confiscated Russian assets to speak up and advise against it.

However, I have my doubts that the US has been as scrupulous about not selling assets of sanctioned and belligerent nations as Professor Stephan suggests. Iraq owned a magnificent, very wide townhouse on East 80th Street between Park and Lexington as its embassy. It was promptly seized after the war started and sold within a couple of years. I sincerely doubt the proceeds were remitted to the new government.

No, Biden Can’t Just Sell Off Seized Russian Yachts and Central Bank Assets to Help Aid Ukraine – International Law and the US Constitution Forbid It