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25 Apr, 2019 00:55

The News with Rick Sanchez - April 24, 2019 (20:00 ET)

Heavy Secret Service presence at Venezuela DC embassy

An “Embassy Protection Collective” of US activists are continuing to occupy the Venezuelan embassy of Washington, DC in order to prevent its seizure by officials loyal to the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido. They demonstrated in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC and say that they will risk arrest rather than leave the embassy. They are there with the permission of the Maduro government and insist they are breaking no laws. RT America’s Michele Greenstein reports for the News with Rick Sanchez.

Who has a right to Venezuela’s embassy?

Steve Malzberg (in for Rick Sanchez) reports on the occupation of Venezuela’s DC embassy by Code Pink and Popular Resistance. They are in the midst of an effort to prevent US authorities from “storming the embassy” and replacing its staff with officials loyal to the US-recognized self-declared “president” of Venezuela, Juan Guaido. The activists are there with permission from the Maduro government and say they are breaking no laws. 

104th commemoration of Armenian Genocide

RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports for News with Rick Sanchez on the worldwide commemorations of the Armenian Genocide – the tragic mass murder of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire, an event which Turkey still denies and which the US refuses to acknowledge on the national level.