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Venezuela is expelling three US diplomats
CBSnews ^

Posted on 02/16/2014 8:12:10 PM PST by gooblah

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's president says he's ordering the expulsion of three U.S. consular officials.

President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement during a televised speech Sunday night that comes amid rising tensions in Venezuela over anti-government protests.

Maduro hasn't identified the officials but accuses them of infiltrating Venezuelan universities under the cover of doing consular work involving student visas.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: hugochavez; leopoldolopez; nicolasmaduro; venezuela

1 posted on 02/16/2014 8:12:10 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

It is getting hot in Venezuela.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 8:13:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

for the opposition anyway

The dirty war has begun.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 8:15:59 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Looks like hundreds of thousands out in the streets of Caracas demanding freedom yet nary a peep from our media.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 8:16:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gooblah
Obama will retaliate by expelling three more US diplomats.
5 posted on 02/16/2014 8:21:28 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: cripplecreek

They are too busy with important information like some actress saying she is homosexual or something about Sochi. They cannot be bothered with trivial matters like one of their Worker’s Paradises undergoing a revolution or civil war.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 8:22:29 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Leaning Right

But first Obama will check their gay rights laws in order to guage his response.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 8:22:56 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: GeronL

The situation in Venezuela is unraveling faster than I had thought.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 8:24:27 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

yep


9 posted on 02/16/2014 8:25:08 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Just get one of the reared baseball heroes to run the country. They’d be afraid to kill him.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 8:38:49 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: gooblah

Do you know why Maduro only expelled three US diplomats from Venezuela?

Because that’s as high as he can count!


11 posted on 02/16/2014 8:40:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: gooblah
Driving out all foreigners and shutting down the media?

Guess they want no witnesses for what's gonna happen next

12 posted on 02/16/2014 8:40:34 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks gooblah.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 8:41:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: cripplecreek

Legal Insurrection just posted a piece on that silence.

Even has a video.....

What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell (English version)

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/02/media-largely-ignores-violent-venezuela-crackdown-on-opposition/


14 posted on 02/16/2014 8:56:03 PM PST by digger48
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To: gooblah

http://babalublog.com/2014/02/16/cuba-training-armed-government-groups-attacking-and-killing-protestors-in-venezuela/

“There is a very good reason Cuba’s Castro dictatorship is on the U.S. State Department’s list of States Sponsors of Terrorism. As the report and video below clearly show, Cuba’s repressive apartheid regime is training armed groups in Venezuela in the terrorist black art of repression, torture, and murder.

This dark and bloody art is being put to use by Venezuela’s puppet dictatorship, which takes orders directly from Havana and has for the last week been attempting to quash mounting protests with violence and lethal force.”


15 posted on 02/16/2014 8:58:43 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

Government death squads, “colectivos”


16 posted on 02/16/2014 9:05:37 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gooblah

17 posted on 02/16/2014 9:06:14 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: gooblah

I expel a U.S. diplomat every morning.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 9:10:56 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: gooblah

I’ll be waitung for Mclame and Gramnesty to hold a news conference for US intervention, being freedom fighters and all.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 9:51:12 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: gooblah

No problem. They couldn’t pay me enough to be ambassador to that skiffy country.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 10:42:37 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: digger48
Well, the thugs have shut down the newspapers, the one TV station that was covering the demonstrations (NTN 24), all Twitter feeds, and has ejected US diplomats.

Looks like they are getting ready for some serious killing.

All this and Obama is spending his time complementing some homosexual that plays sports.

I guess he has overlooked the rhetoric coming out of the thug government that Neo Fascists in the US are to blame for for the 58 percent inflation and shortages of basics in Venezuela.

What does it usually mean when diplomats are thrown out?

21 posted on 02/17/2014 6:58:00 AM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Leaning Right

Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, fatally shot in head during protest

Genesis Carmona, who served as her state’s 2013 Miss Turismo, was shot in the head in the city of Valencia Tuesday. The 22-year-old died Wednesday afternoon, marking the fifth fatality during the country’s ongoing political turmoil.

By Nina Golgowski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014,
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/venezuelan-beauty-quee-fatally-shot-head-protest-article-1.1620304#ixzz2tt7cS322

Marxist presidents of Bolivia, Evo Morales and Rafael Correa of Ecuador, expressed their solidarity with Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro. Is Obama’s silence also an implicit endorsement of Maduro’s brutal repression of those who oppose his illegitimate regimen?


22 posted on 02/20/2014 10:46:02 AM PST by Dqban22
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