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News. Views. Hughes - January 29, 2019 (17:00 ET)

Venezuela Gold: Bank of England ‘no longer neutral player’ – Richard Wolff

Economist and co-founder of Democracy at Work Prof. Richard Wolff joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss the freezing of Venezuelan funds in the Bank of England amid the deepening political crisis in Caracas. He says the Bank of England’s decision is a signal to all countries out of step with US interests to withdraw their money, as the Bank has shown itself to be “under the thumb of the United States.” He also opines on the “horrific prospects” of regime change in Venezuela. 

Huawei Scandal: China tells Canada ‘stop placating US’

Huawei CFO Meng Wangzhou arrived in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday to appear in court as she fights extradition to the United States. She and her company are being charged with conspiring to violate sanctions against Iran, among other crimes. Meanwhile, US intelligence chiefs briefed Congress on worldwide security threats, placing China on top of their list. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca has the details. 

China views Huawei exec’s arrest as ‘negotiation ploy’ – Steve Gill

Huawei was accused by the Department of Justice on Monday of, among other crimes, stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. Former US trade official Steve Gill joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss the US case against Chinese telecomm giant Huawei, which he likens to “throwing fuel on the fire” of an already fraught situation.

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