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  • Nicaragua's Ortega poised for re-election win

    11/06/2011 4:58:46 PM PST · by GenePA_762 · 5 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 6 November 2011 | Miguel Angel Gutierrez and Ivan Castro
    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla leader, looks likely to win re-election on Sunday after heavy social spending won him strong support among the country's poor. Ortega has overseen a period of economic progress in his five years in power, backed by financial aid from his socialist ally in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez.
  • Chávez Goes After Venezuela's Rich and Their Yachts

    11/03/2011 10:14:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    time ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | GIRISH GUPTA
    Hugo Chávez announced earlier this month he'd like to expropriate much of Los Roques' private property for state tourism — including yachts like Alvarez's, which el Presidente says would be better used for ferrying visitors. "Expropriating a boat is completely absurd," says Alvarez, 39. "I don't see how they can take away something you've worked hard for and bought." Actually, Chávez has made it look pretty easy during his 12 years in power. His socialist Bolivarian Revolution has nationalized and expropriated everything from utilities to ranches to golf courses — and with his re-election bid approaching next year, seizing a...
  • Hugo Chavez calls Muammar Gaddafi's death an 'outrage'

    10/20/2011 6:24:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 20, 2011
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez expressed anger over the death of Muammar Gaddafi, calling it an "outrage" and saying the ousted Libyan strongman was a "martyr". "Sadly the death of Gaddafi has been confirmed," said Chavez, who had just returned to Venezuela from cancer treatment in Cuba. "They assassinated him. It is another outrage," the Venezuelan leader told reporters in the town of La Grita. "We shall remember Gaddafi our whole lives as a great fighter, a revolutionary and a martyr," he said. Chavez had defended Gaddafi since the start of the uprising against the Libyan leader's regime in February, and...
  • How Does Herman Cain Define ‘Moderate’?

    10/18/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The Corner ^ | October 18, 2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Herman Cain says the Democrats he has supported in the past were “all moderate Democrats.” I was surprised to find my congressman, Rep. Jose Serrano, on that list. Is he a “moderate Democrat”? Let’s ask National Journal: Serrano has one of the most liberal voting records in the House. Egad. That does not sound like “moderate Democrat” to me. But let’s look at the details: In opposition to Cuban Hispanics in Congress, Serrano has been Fidel Castro’s greatest champion in the House. He has sought repeal of economic sanctions against Cuba. When questions arose about Castro’s future after major surgery...
  • Chavez only has two years left to live. (Terminal)

    10/17/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2011 | Newscore
    HAVANA – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez likely has less than two years to live, his former doctor said, as the ailing firebrand traveled to Cuba for a checkup following cancer treatment. Read more:
  • Report: Venezuela's Chavez 'Only Has Two Years to Live'

    10/17/2011 6:26:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2011
    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez likely has less than two years to live, his former doctor said, as the ailing firebrand traveled to Cuba for a checkup following cancer treatment. Chavez, 57, has been through four rounds of chemotherapy in Cuba since revealing he had a cancerous tumor removed in June. But Venezuela has provided few details about the exact nature of the cancer, aside from that it was in the pelvic area. Salvador Navarrete, his former personal surgeon, told Mexican newspaper Milenio Semanal on Sunday that the leader's condition likely was worse than publicly admitted. The doctor described the prognosis...
  • Murió Hugo Chavez. Chavez has died

    10/15/2011 5:58:11 PM PDT · by WellyP · 146 replies
    WikileaksArgentina ^ | 15 Oct. 2011 | WikiArgentina
    Murió Hugo Chavez
  • Chavez slams "horrible repression" of U.S. protests

    10/08/2011 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Chavez slams "horrible repression" of U.S. protests Photo 5:48pm EDT By Enrique Andres Pretel CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez condemned on Saturday the "horrible repression" of anti-Wall Street protesters and termed a Republican presidential candidate "crazy" for his criticism of Cuba and Venezuela. Although still convalescing from cancer surgery in June followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, the 57-year-old Venezuelan president is quickly returning to the tough rhetoric and strong views that have made him famous worldwide. Not surprisingly, Chavez expressed solidarity with American activists who have been staging rallies and marches against what they view as corporate...
  • Chavez in hospital 'for kidney failure'

    09/29/2011 3:17:47 PM PDT · by WellyP · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | The Telegraph Staff
    Hugo Chavez, who has been fighting cancer, was rushed to a military hospital for emergency care following kidney failure, according to reports.
  • Chavez in hospital for emergency care: report

    09/28/2011 10:58:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been fighting cancer, was rushed to a military hospital for emergency care following kidney failure, according to El Nuevo Herald newspaper. The leftist, staunchly anti-US stalwart Chavez went into the Military Hospital in Caracas on Tuesday morning, the report on the newspaper's website said, citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the case.
  • Why President Obama Is Really No Worse than el Presidente Chávez

    09/26/2011 3:57:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/26/2011 | Dan Miller
    Here are some of the contrasting great leaps forward made or promised by these two astonishing leaders. This article by James Petras, a former professor of sociology at Binghamton University who claims “a 50-year membership in the class struggle,” appeared on September 17 in the Dissident Voice — a remarkable publication with which I had not previously been familiar. It chastises our beloved President Obama because he has failed to make the tremendous progress attributable to Venezuelan el Presidente Chávez. The author, in slamming President Obama, neglects at least one salient factor: unlike el Presidente Chávez, who has been...
  • Venezuela inmates wield machineguns, smoke cannabis

    09/23/2011 12:48:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | Girish Gupta
    Through a stench of urine infused with marijuana, inmates of Venezuela's La Planta prison brandish machine guns, rifles and grenades while enjoying music blaring from a 6-foot high stack of speakers. Guards are nowhere to be seen as other inmates sharpen knives and carry pistols..."If the guards mess with us, we shoot them," said one prisoner... The South American nation's prisons are notorious for ease of access to weapons and drugs as well as mobile phones and computers hooked up to the Internet, allowing inmates easy access to the outside world, often to run further crime enterprises. ... At La...
  • White House unveils plans to trim regs, save at least $10 billion

    08/23/2011 11:39:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2011 | Erik Wasson
    The Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to streamline hundreds of regulations across all government departments and said that the review will “likely” save at least $10 billion over five years. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), however, called the effort "underwhelming." The regulatory review does not address the kinds of major items the GOP would like to eliminate, such as those associated with the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the Obama healthcare reform or a raft of new environmental regulations, including the possible regulation of greenhouse gases. [snip] Cass Sunstein, the chief of regulations at the Office of Management and Budget...
  • Chavez's supporters shave heads in solidarity

    08/21/2011 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2011 | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Supporters of President Hugo Chavez shaved their heads in solidarity with their leader's struggle against cancer on Sunday as hundreds prayed and sang at a televised event. Barbers shaved off the hair of several men and at least one woman while the crowd swayed to a religious song.
  • S&P downgrades Venezuela

    08/19/2011 4:58:07 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    Birds of a feather… S & P downgrades Obama’s and Chavez’s handling of economy NEW YORK - Standard & Poor's downgraded Venezuela's credit ratings as it implemented a new methodology more heavily focused on political risk -- a key weakness in the oil-producing country. S&P cut Venezuela's long-term sovereign rating to B-plus from BB-minus. The outlook on the new rating is stable.
  • Ahmadinejad to visit Caracas, Venezuela to move its gold

    08/17/2011 5:42:29 PM PDT · by OldNewYork · 20 replies
    Hot Air, Green Room ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Fausta Wertz
    An article about how Chavez is moving Venezuela's vast gold reserves out of places like London and Switzerland to places like Russia, China, and Brazil. Ahmadinejad's presence and his involvement in this happening isn't really gone into.
  • Venezuela's Chavez feels well after second chemotherapy

    08/14/2011 10:37:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Hugo Chavez said here Sunday that he felt well after the second phase of chemotherapy for his cancer. "My examinations went very well and everything will end well,"... not sure whether he needs a third phase. Chavez returned from Havana Saturday after this round of chemotherapy...
  • Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

    08/04/2011 7:41:41 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 11 replies ^ | 10/08/2011 | John Daly
    If Cuba's Fidel Castro is America's favorite Latin American bęte noire, then Venezuela's Hugo Chavez qualifies as Washington's reigning Prince of Darkness. In 1960, Fidel Castro nationalized US business interests without compensation, bringing down on impoverished benighted country 51 years of sanctions that continue to the present day. Similarly, four years ago Chavez completed the nationalization of foreign oil interests, transferring their shares to the state-owned petroleum company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., more commonly referred to by its acronym PDVSA. The screaming was heard echoing through the boardrooms and canyons of Wall Street. Now the picture appears to be shifting,...
  • Ozzie Guillen: Harsh words for actor Sean Penn (Screwy Huey: the worm turns)

    08/02/2011 5:58:44 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/02/11 | The Chicago Local
    The always outspoken Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen calls actor Sean Penn "a loser" for his comments after a trip to Venezuela. Guillen also says in the interview with Yahoo! Sports that he'll personally show parts of his native country the Oscar-winning actor may not have toured during a short trip to Venezuela. "This is Venezuela bro," Guillen says about rougher areas of the country he'd show Penn. "This is Venezuela. Not the one they show you."
  • Chavez turns 57 vowing to stay in power until 2031

    07/29/2011 10:10:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    My Way (AP News) ^ | Jul 29, 3:16 AM (ET) | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sang, danced and said he intends to stay in power for two more decades as he celebrated his 57th birthday looking ahead to months of cancer treatment. Chavez rallied a crowd of cheering supporters from the balcony of the presidential palace on Thursday, waving a large Venezuelan flag and briefly wrapping himself in it. He said he expects to lose his hair soon as a result of chemotherapy and that a long process of treatment lies ahead. "This is going to be various months all of this year, but I'm going to...
  • Chavez Has 18 Months, Cuban doctors say

    07/21/2011 1:46:18 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 45 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 21, 2011 |
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras -- The former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roger Noriega, reports that Chavez' condition is terminal.
  • Facundo Cabral, celebrated Argentine folk singer, is killed

    07/12/2011 8:26:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2011 | Emma Brown
    Facundo Cabral, a wide-roving Argentine musician who had been one of Latin America’s most celebrated folk and protest singers, was shot to death July 9 in Guatemala City. He was 74. Mr. Cabral, who had given a concert two days earlier in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, was en route to the Guatemala City airport when his vehicle was hit by a hail of bullets in an orchestrated attack involving three carloads of gunmen, the Associated Press reported.
  • Venezuela Needs De-Cubanization

    07/07/2011 10:21:18 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    For the past decade, Hugo Chávez has been supporting the Castro regime by sending millions of barrels of cheap oil to Cuba. These energy subsidies have helped the Communist government maintain power amid a terrible economic crisis. In return for its petroleum shipments, Venezuela has received an influx of Cuban doctors. And last month, as the entire world is now aware, Chávez himself received cancer treatments in Havana before returning to Caracas earlier this week. But the strategic relationship between Cuba and Venezuela goes well beyond oil and health care. In addition to sending doctors, the Castros have also dispatched senior...
  • Noam Chomsky Gets Half a Clue

    07/05/2011 12:16:25 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Of all idiots, none is so useful as he who can masquerade as a genius. MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky recently denounced Hugo Chavez, accusing the Venezuelan strongman of making an "assault" on his nation's democracy and of cruelty with respect to a female judge he imprisoned for issuing an unwelcome ruling. The criticism made headlines, as the "renowned scholar" had long given aid and comfort to Ego-and-Mouth Chavez. In fact, when the leader denounced President Bush in an infamous 2006 U.N. address, it was Chomsky's book Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance that he waved and used...
  • Chavez home after surgery for cancerous tumor

    07/04/2011 9:58:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba early Monday, stepping off a plane before dawn amid rampant speculation about his fitness to continue in office following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
  • Chavez returns to Venezuela from Cuba

    07/04/2011 7:24:57 AM PDT · by WellyP · 19 replies
    - Associated Press ^ | 4 July 2011 | IAN JAMES
    "CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return to Venezuela from Cuba before dawn Monday, saying he is feeling better as he recovers from surgery that removed a cancerous tumor..."
  • Noam Chomsky denounces old friend Hugo Chávez for 'assault' on democracy

    07/03/2011 1:41:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Hugo Chávez has long considered Noam Chomsky one of his best friends in the west. He has basked in the renowned scholar's praise for Venezuela's socialist revolution and echoed his denunciations of US imperialism. Venezuela's president, who hasrevealed that he has had surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumour, turned one of Chomsky's books into an overnight bestseller after brandishing it during a UN speech. He hosted Chomsky in Caracas with smiles and pomp. Earlier this year Chávez even suggested Washington make Chomsky the US ambassador to Venezuela. The president may be about to have second thoughts about that,...
  • The Electoral Illusions of Venezuela's Totalitarian Regime(Control of Venezuela without Chavez)

    07/02/2011 9:25:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    The Cutting Edge News ^ | September 27th 2010 | Luis Fleischman
    On September 26, Venezuela held parliamentary elections. Since Hugo Chavez was elected to the presidency in 1998, Venezuela has been transformed from a country with democratic institutions to one where the president controls all branches of government. The elections serve the purpose of making Chavez look like he is presiding over a free society but in reality provide no real chance for change. In this context, it is important to understand the true nature of the present Venezuelan political reality. Many observers, journalists and scholars have tried to define the Chavez regime. Some have referred to it as being neo-populist...
  • Chávez' Supporters Ask: How Can Our Superman Be Ill?

    07/01/2011 7:55:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 1, 2011 | Girish Gupta
    As Hugo Chávez graces the big screen in a rowdy city center bar in Caracas, Santiago Valledare stands up and salutes, with no hint of irony. After a completely uncharacteristic three-week silence, his president is about to announce that he has received treatment for a tumor while in Cuba. After watching the president’s subdued statement, Valledare stands firm: “My Comandante doesn't have cancer. It’s not true,” he says, still standing. “He is the best president we have ever had.... [He is] a strong man. He is not ill.” Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz. Other so-called Chavistas...
  • Chávez Can Remain Outside Venezuela for Months, VP Says (Can Govern Venezuela From Cuba)

    07/01/2011 2:55:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 1, 2011 | Simon Romero
    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez, who shocked the nation by revealing that he had a cancerous tumor removed and would “continue battling,” could legally keep governing Venezuela from his seclusion in Cuba for as long as six months if necessary, his vice president said Friday. The statement by the vice president, Elías Jaua, a loyal supporter of Mr. Chávez who has said he has no plans to temporarily replace the president, will almost certainly intensify concerns here over a power vacuum as Mr. Chávez recovers from cancer surgery in a Cuban medical complex. In the few weeks the president...
  • Chavez Cancer Upends Venezuelan Politics

    07/01/2011 3:34:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | July 1, 2011 | Brian Ellsworth
    (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist leader Hugo Chavez acknowledged he had surgery for cancer, shaking the political system he has dominated for more than a decade and alarming supporters counting on him to win re-election in 2012. The usually loquacious Chavez, 56, confirmed in a stern speech on Thursday that he had undergone surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor and was receiving more treatment. He said he needed to recover before returning to Venezuela to run his self-styled socialist revolution.
  • After Chávez (What awaits Venezuela if he dies?)

    06/29/2011 1:37:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 29, 2011 | Mark Falcoff
    The news from Havana that Venezuela’s president-dictator Hugo Chávez is in “critical condition” in a Cuban hospital has naturally electrified the public in his own country and aroused a wave of curiosity throughout the region. Nothing has been heard from him in over two weeks (except for a tweet which well might have been posted by an aide). Members of his family have been summoned to his side. The colorless non-entity who serves as his vice-president has quietly assumed the helm of state. All kinds of intriguing questions are posed. How ill is Chávez really? Will he recover? If he...
  • Venezuelan, Like Castro, Has Brother at the Ready

    06/29/2011 2:33:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2011 | Simon Romero
    .....“It would be unforgivable to limit ourselves to only electoral or other methods of struggle,” said Adán Chávez, a former university professor involved in political activity long before his brother...formed a nationalist cell of young army officers in the late 1970s. The prominence of Adán Chávez reflects his brother’s dominance of Venezuelan politics since he was first elected president in 1998. Over the years, Hugo Chávez has consistently winnowed other top advisers and potential rivals who rose from his own political movement. Some who remain, like Vice President Elías Jaua, a former director of land expropriations, exhibit total loyalty... Still,...
  • If a picture is worth 10,000 words, judge Hugo Chavez’ health by these faces (Unhappy Commies)

    06/28/2011 7:48:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    The Devil's Excrement ^ | June 27, 2011
    This is a picture of the leaders of Chavez’ party PSUV after they had the joy of talking to their boss from Cuba. They all tweeted in unison when this happened, but somehow the picture does not fit the news, or the faces do not fit the news. As we say in Spanish the “carometro” or “facemeter” is not the bearer of good news.If a picture is worth 10,000 words, then judge Hugo’s health by these faces.
  • Get Well, Hugo

    06/28/2011 4:39:25 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, June 27, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Reports say that Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez may be seriously ill. In Dictatorspeak, seriously ill means seriously dead. And seriously dead, means there's a revolution coming up shortly. But whether Hugo Chavez is dead, sick or just vacationing in Cuba for his health-- there's no reason for him to feel down. Even if Hugo Chavez is dead, his brother Adan Chavez has vowed to use force to stay in power. And that is the true socialist way. If you can't win an election or keep your strongman seated upright on his throne without stuffing him full of hay, then bring...
  • Report: Hugo Chávez In Critical Condition In Cuban Hospital

    06/25/2011 4:44:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies ^ | June 25, 2011 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Hugo Chávez extended stay in a Cuban hospital is because he is in critical condition, according to a report in El Nuevo Herald. The Venezuelan president, who was last seen in public June 9 and last heard from on June 12, on a phone call with Venezuelan state television, was said to have been treated for a pelvic abscess in Cuba. During the call Chávez said that medical tests showed no sign of any "malignant" illness.
  • Where's Hugo?

    06/24/2011 4:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2011 | Staff
    Americas: If anyone out there still thinks Venezuela is a democracy, the silence and secrecy of Hugo Chavez's long absence for an undisclosed ailment ends that idea. It's the act of a dictator. How about treating him like one? Photos of the Venezuelan strongman have shown him looking out of sorts for months — withering weight, reddening complexion, a broken knee, all of which had been dismissed by his secretive presidential ministry as nothing serious. Now that he's in a full-blown health crisis, convalescing in a Cuban hospital for the past 20 days, there's little doubt he's got bigger problems...
  • Chavez may return to Venezuela within 12 days

    06/23/2011 8:33:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    My Way News ^ | June 22, 2011
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez is recuperating well from his surgery in Cuba and is expected to return to Venezuela within 12 days, one of his brothers said Wednesday. Adan Chavez told state television that "it's not clear" exactly when his younger brother would return, but the leader expects to depart for Venezuela within 10 to 12 days. "The president is recovering in a satisfactory manner," he said. "The president is a strong man." Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba for a pelvic abscess June 10.
  • Noriega on Lobo and Chavez Relationship (Honduras subversion)

    06/21/2011 9:29:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    IA Security TV ^ | Jun 17, 2011 | Ambassador Roger Noriega
    Ambassador Roger Noriega discusses the growing relationship between Venezuela Strong man Hugo Chavez and Honduran President Lobo and his shift towards 21st century socialism.
  • Reinforcements sent after Venezuelan prison stand-off

    06/18/2011 6:35:16 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 June 2011 Last updated at 18:06 ET
    The Venezuelan authorities say they will resume a major operation aimed at regaining control of a prison near the capital, Caracas. An extra 400 troops have been drafted in, after more than 3,500 National Guards were unable to take full control of El Rodeo prison on Friday. This follows a riot last Sunday between rival gangs in which more than 20 inmates were killed. Attempts to negotiate a peaceful resolution have so far failed. On Friday, the government announced that its forces had re-taken all of the part of the prison called Rodeo I, accounting for some three-quarters of all...
  • Guillen defends criticism of Sean Penn

    Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to Twitter Monday to defend his slamming of actor Sean Penn, an advocate of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Guillen, a Venezuela native, criticized Penn for his Huffington Post column last week in which the actor said the socialist leader was not a dictator. The Oscar winner added that the US Government was lying about Chavez and said calling him a dictator is "defamation, not only to President Chavez, but also to the majority of Venezuelan people, poor people who have elected him president time and time again."
  • Venezuelan Jews protest broadcast of ‘Protocols’

    05/28/2011 9:57:53 AM PDT · by Lattero · 9 replies
    Venezuela’s largest Jewish advocacy group has protested to the government a state-run radio broadcast that positively referenced the anti-Semitic "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." In a formal complaint filed this week with the Public Ministry, the Venezuelan Confederation of Israelite Associations denounced the broadcast in which journalist Cristina Gonzalez read the infamous text and suggested that listeners also should read it. “Venezuelan Jews know that promoting this anti-Semitic document only sows hate and discrimination, violating the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” the confederation said in a statement. During the broadcast, Gonzalez expressed her admiration for the Jewish...
  • A recent encounter with Hugo and the squatter in our white house

    05/27/2011 10:35:13 AM PDT · by oneolcop
    Email | May 27, 2011 | unknown
    5-14-2011 Heard some SR71’s are going to be sold surplus….hope my bid wins! 5-20-2011 Well, I didn’t win the SR71 auction. Some guy from Venezuela, (the only other bidder) out-bid me by $19,999,500. 5-21-2011 Okay, the SR71 story hasn’t ended yet. It’s gone into bazaaro world. Too much to print here, so I posted the story on my “Notes” page. Last night, I was eating a Hostess Cherry Pie & drinking a glass of milk while watching “The Office”. I get a call from an unidentified caller. The guy has a thick accent and introduces himself as “Hugo, the guy...
  • Obama on Wrong Side of Honduras Dispute, GOP Lawmaker Warns (what else is new)

    05/24/2011 3:46:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/24/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    An agreement signed in Colombia this week allowing the ousted former Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, to return home and resume political activity without fear of prosecution marks “a great day” for the Honduran people, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But in the view of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the accord sets the stage for Zelaya and his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, to further damage democracy in the small Central American country. “Hugo Chavez’s handprints are all over this deal,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “He can’t wait to have Zelaya...
  • Change Durango To Cesar Chavez Boulevard? (San Antonio, TX)

    05/20/2011 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KSAT 12 ^ | 5/19/11 11:20 pm | Steve Linscomb
    SAN ANTONIO-It's been tried before over the years, but it never happened. Changing the name of Durango Boulevard to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. The change to honor the late civil rights leader would affect Durango from Interstate 37 here in downtown to 36th street to the west. It would cost the city roughly 100-thousand dollars to make the changes. The issue was put on the fast track by councilman Philip Cortez of district 4--one of four districts that would be affected. But the cost goes beyond just changing street signs. It's been called Durango since the 1880s. But this street...
  • Iran to build mid-range rocket bases in Venezuela

    05/19/2011 11:05:14 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 19, 2011 | Oliver Pickup
    There are fears there will soon be a second world missile crisis after it was reported that Iran, who are fierce enemies of Israel, are due to build a mid-range rocket base in Venezuela. According to German paper Die Welt Iran have bought launch pads on the Paraguana Peninsula, and the Middle East country's engineers visited the site in February...According to the Jerusalem Post Iran will build intermediate-range missile launch pads on the Paraguana Peninsula, located roughly 120km from America's main South American ally, Columbia. Engineers from Khatam al-Anbia construction company scoped out the site earlier this year. The head...
  • Are We Facing an Iranian Missile Crisis? The Dereliction of our Media

    05/19/2011 7:06:42 AM PDT · by AU72 · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 18, 2011 | Ron Rodosh
    Those of us who remember the tension in 1962 as President John F. Kennedy decided how to respond to the presence of Soviet missiles in Communist Cuba, with the overwhelming threat of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union a real possibility, had a sense of déjŕ vu as we read the story [1] in Die Welt (the German newspaper) yesterday about the new possibility of a Venezuelan missile crisis looming on the horizon. Writing at the Fox News website, Reza Kahili notes [2] that Die Welt’s report: Confirms that the bilateral agreement signed in October [between...
  • The Arizona Minutemen and César Chavez [ Chavez used violence to stop illegals ]

    05/18/2011 2:00:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | March 30 2005 | Rubin Navarrette
    As the first Latino to head the Justice Department and the grandson of Mexican immigrants to boot, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is well situated to help formulate a policy on illegal immigration that is tough but also honest about Americans' addiction to cheap labor. Now Gonzales has a chance to tackle the issue, thanks to a challenge from a Mexican-American member of Congress. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., recently sent the attorney general a letter asking Gonzales to send federal agents – FBI, U.S. Marshals, whatever – to the Arizona-Mexico border to monitor the Minuteman Project. The term refers to the...
  • Next U.S. Navy Ship: USNS Cesar Chavez

    05/18/2011 4:24:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 18, 2011 | Lori Preuitt
    The next U.S. Navy cargo ship will be named after civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, the Secretary of the Navy officially announced Wednesday afternoon at a Barrio Logan ceremony. The news was met with pride by members of the Chavez family who were on hand at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard for the announcement, but it was not without controversy as it drew fire from a Southern California congressman. Navy secretary Ray Mabus stood alongside members of the Chavez family and the current president of the United Farm Workers of America to acknowledge the naming of the USNS Cesar Chavez,...
  • San Diego area Rep. Duncan Hunter criticizes Navy's decision to name ship for Cesar Chavez

    05/17/2011 5:58:51 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 56 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | May 17, 2011 | LA TIMES
    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) disagrees with the Navy's decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. The decision, announced Tuesday, "appear[s] to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy's history and tradition," Hunter said in press release....