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Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido’s Political Future
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Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido’s Political Future

Published: June 19, 2019  |  10 min read, 2093 words
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The political party of Juan Guaido — Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) — was never all that popular to begin with. The sixth largest political party in Venezuela, Popular Will is heavily financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Now, a recently exposed embezzlement scandal in Colombia risks to further alienate the party from the Venezuelan people. What was supposed to be Guaido’s watershed moment has instead turned out to be a public-relations failure far worse than his quickly quelled attempted military coup, which MintPress News reported caused even the... READ MORE
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Well Sourced
June 19, 2019
Well Sourced
I follow Alex on twitter. He was apart of the embassy protective group in Washington DC who had face to face encounters with the right wing Venezuelan mob in the US. The article is sourced from the Miami based PanAm Post Español who reported on Juan Guaidó embezzling funds raised in Cúcuta, Colombia for humanitarian aid in which was lavishly spent it on hotels, nightclubs, expensive clothes, alcohol and prostitutes. The story details the criminal activity of Guaidó and the US backed Popular Will party setting up fraudulent events in Columbia with so called 'humanitarian aide'.
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Great Context
June 20, 2019
Great Context
This articles provides fantastic context on Juan Guaido's recent activities and political ambitions. It's great to see the Venezuelan coup covered from a interventionist perspective.
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July 2, 2019
Credible
This is a tricky article to evaluate. If the allegations are true, then its credible and relevant. However, the article doesn't offer a lot of factual information for readers to reference, but instead refers to a Colombian scandal affecting Guaido's party in Venezuela and Guaido somehow being responsible or accountable. The logic of the accountability wasn't clear to me. Maybe that's the weakness of the article -- it needs a high level summary and a piece by piece explanation of the pieces and how they fit. The picture looks good, but is apparently irrelevant to the article.
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Investigative
June 20, 2019
Investigative
A great article covering a topic Western mainstream media is keeping quiet about. Well-sourced investigative journalism.
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