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  • Weekly Update: Big Win For Clean Elections

    07/21/2018 9:42:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 20, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls The ATF Is Still Stonewalling on Reclassification of AR-15 Ammunition Soros-Front Group Blasts Judicial Watch for Exposing Its Marxist Guerilla Ties Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls We have taken the lead nationwide in defending state voter ID laws and other commonsense election integrity measures, filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and in several circuit courts of appeal and trial courts. We supported North Carolina’s implementation of its election integrity reform laws, most recently filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court in March 2017....
  • Colombia asked Trump to urge end to Russian support for Venezuela

    07/21/2018 7:24:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Colombia Reports ^ | July 16, 2018 | Adriaan Alsema
    Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos asked his American counterpart Donald Trump to urge Russian leader Vladimir Putin to stop supporting Venezuela’s government. Santos took to Twitter on Saturday to ask Trump to address Russia’s support for the authoritarian government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The governments of both Colombia and the United States fiercely oppose Maduro. Russia, however, has been accused of helping Venezuela evade sanctions imposed by Washington DC. Furthermore, Venezuela’s military appears to have received thousands of Russian surface-to-air missiles, according to news agency Reuters. “To contribute to the crisis in Venezuela I am asking President Trump to...
  • A way out for Venezuela: the post Duque election effect

    06/18/2018 5:45:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Venezuela News And Views ^ | 6/17/2018 | Daniel Duquenal
    The time has come to discuss what could be done about the Venezuelan narko kleptocracy. And the election of Ivan Duque in Colombia today does affect the possible outcomes...... The thing now is that 1) Colombia has put in office for 4 years an openly declared adversry of the Maduro dictatorship 2) the flow of refugees from Venezuela can only increase now with all the political implications that this can have and 3) Maria Corina Machado is the chosen. Not that it may be the wisest one since she may be articulate and all but she has failed at establishing...
  • Conservative 'D.C. Colombian' wins his country's presidency

    06/17/2018 10:18:23 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    LMT Online ^ | Published 8:23 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Conservative Ivan Duque captured Colombia's presidency Sunday, bringing to power a U.S.-educated 41-year-old whose victory promises an aggressive new era in the drug war and could upend a historic peace deal that ended Latin America's longest running insurgency. (link for the full article)
  • Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

    06/16/2018 10:32:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/15/18 | Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor. The 58-year-old economist is about 20 points behind right-wing candidate Ivan Duque to replace President Juan Manuel Santos, but his presence in the second round has worried many in the traditionally conservative nation, where the right has kept a vice-like grip on power. Proposals from Petro to change the nation's economic model by piling taxes on unproductive landowners and abandoning oil and...
  • Colombian tour guide who helped Israelis murdered

    ....kidnapping and murder of Monica Blanco, 47... The murderers left Blanco’s body in front of a cemetery, under a tree, at a certain point on the road. ...Blanco was not shot dead from a passing vehicle. The murderers took her out of the car and fired six shots at her.... ..... For more than a year she organized so-called “Cannabis Tours” for foreigners who visited Cali. During the tour, young backpackers from different countries visited areas of narco crop cultivation in the Cauca area. The backpackers would watch the process of growing the cannabis, photographed the bushes, smoked and returned...
  • Robot sub finds 'holy grail of shipwrecks' with treasure worth billions

    05/23/2018 9:53:09 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/23/18
    A more than 300-year-old Spanish shipwreck carrying treasure that might be worth up to $17 billion was discovered with the help of an underwater robot. It's called the Remus 6000 and it can dive nearly four miles and is loaded with sensors and cameras. Bronze cannons confirmed "the holy grail of shipwrecks" had been found at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. They are engraved with dolphins — a telltale sign they belong to the Spanish galleon San Jose, lost more than 300 years ago. "I just sat there for about 10 minutes and smiled," said Jeff Kaeli, a research...
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/02/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings in rural Quebec that the federal government is now spending $250,000 to build an unofficial police station on the U.S. border. In Toronto last week, Mayor John Tory announced that the number of refugee claimants in the city’s shelter system has quadrupled from 459 per night in 2016 to an average of 2,351 in 2018. And at least one Quebec politician is calling for a border fence with the U.S....
  • Links of terrorist Hezbollah with criminal gangs (converting to Islam to use them for terror)

    04/19/2018 12:26:13 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies
    The links of the terrorist group Hezbollah with criminal gangs in Colombia to obtain financing With the help of drug traffickers from the Oficina de Envigado, terrorists wash assets and receive money from drug trafficking in the Middle East and Africa 29 mar. 2018 GoogleTranslate: Thus, they are indoctrinated in Islam to convert them into so-called "lone wolves", individuals who carry out terrorist actions alone, without the support of a team. This generates alarm among the authorities, taking into account that in Colombia there are more than 40 thousand Muslims, and five mosques and 10 centers ... ( - Así,...
  • Some Say They'd Flee Trump's America. These People Actually Did

    04/14/2018 4:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/12/2018 | Ronda Kaysen
    Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world.Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s play cafe and preschool near Seattle before she renounced her American middle-class existence in August 2016, fed up with what she described as a stifling, consumerist culture.Once Donald J. Trump was elected president, she made a common liberal refrain — “If Trump wins, I’m leaving the country” — reality, deciding not...
  • Colombia: Non-Muslim aids Islamic State in plotting jihad massacre of U.S. citizen

    03/16/2018 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Mar 16, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Gutierrez said: ““I’m not Muslim. I fight against the new world order, especially against Americans.” Fighting against the new world order is not something that actually involves allying with and aiding the Islamic State.
  • We Never Could Have Imagined (Or Prepped For) What Actually Happened In Venezuela

    03/11/2018 10:40:19 AM PDT · by blam · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-11-2018 | JG Martinez D.
    Can we prepare for everything? We never could have imagined…or prepped for…what happened in Venezuela. In this article, I wanted to analyze my preps, and the nature of the apocalypse we have been forced to face. I don’t know about you, but anything that kicks you out of your place, of your warm bed, your pets, kids, wife, and the rest of your family, for me does not have another better word to describe it. My comfort bubble was destroyed, my work of an entire life was thrown out by the window, my family insurance full coverage policy is gone...
  • 10 More Countries In Talks To Move Embassies To Jerusalem

    02/24/2018 7:30:59 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | unattributed
    Israel is currently holding talks with 10 different nations over the possible relocation of their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely revealed Thursday... Hotovely told American Jewish leaders that Israel is currently engaged in talks with 10 different countries regarding the relocation of their embassies... Hotovely also discussed the politicization of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the Palestinian Authority leadership's use of what Hotovely termed "fake refugees" as a political weapon against Israel. "For the first time, the Israeli leadership is no longer willing...
  • Colombia says increasing number of Venezuelans involved in ELN attacks

    02/15/2018 11:02:30 PM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 February 2018 | Luis Jaime Acosta; Writing by Helen Murphy, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia on Thursday said an increasing number of Venezuelans were taking part in attacks by Marxist ELN rebels and in criminal activity, as hundreds of thousands of migrants flee over the border to escape a humanitarian crisis at home. {snip}Villegas said Venezuelans had collaborated with the National Liberation Army (ELN) in attacks in Colombia and been involved in killings and robberies. {snip}Villegas said intelligence agents in Colombia had found that an attack by the ELN in late January, which killed six police officers and injured 40, was planned in Venezuela. He also said that two Venezuelan members...
  • Mass Exodus From Venezuela’s Socialist Violence And Starvation

    02/13/2018 9:32:37 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-13-2018
    People are fleeing the socialism forced on them in Venezuela by the hundreds of thousands. Starving, and facing violence over crumbs of food, many have no choice but to flee the wasteland which used the authority of government to destroy the lives of its citizens. Thousands of Venezuelans are attempting to flee the socialist dystopia their nation has become. They are attempting to make it to Colombia. In a desperate bid to escape the hunger and soaring crime rate caused by the spiraling economic crisis, fueled by socialist policies, incredible pictures have surfaced showing the mass exodus of refugees crossing...
  • Mass refugee exodus prompts new border controls – in Brazil and Colombia

    02/10/2018 7:09:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2016 | Monica Showalter
    A border rush?  Of refugees?  From violence?  Like what we had with the Central American "unaccompanied minors" crisis of 2014? Nope, it's someplace else – Colombia and Brazil, which just announced the clampdown on their borders with restricted cards, punishments for illegals, and thousands more border guards, to keep unchecked illegal immigration under control, as thousands and thousands of Venezuelans flee their hellish homeland. According to Reuters: Colombia and Brazil tightened border controls with Venezuela on Thursday as both nations grapple with a mounting influx of hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants fleeing a worsening economic crisis. In a visit to the border...
  • Local Pablo Escobar-themed bar draws ire from Embassy of Colombia

    02/07/2018 11:27:42 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Marketing Interactive ^ | 07/02/2018 Wed
    The Embassy of Colombia in Singapore has criticised a new local bar for taking on a Pablo Escobar theme. The bar, named Escobar, features murals dedicated to Escobar, a late Colombian drug kingpin also known as “The King of Cocaine”, and included themed-menu offerings such as “Don Corleone” pizza and “Stab in Your Heart” burger, Yahoo News reported. The embassy’s letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that idolising Escobar undermines the work done by successive Colombian governments, adding that the Colombian community in Singapore experienced “indignation” towards the issue. The embassy expressed unhappiness at the the bar being...
  • Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing

    01/26/2018 7:36:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | January 16, 2018 | amp/jm (Reuters, AP, dpa)
    At least 10 construction workers died and several were injured after a partially constructed bridge in central Colombia collapsed on Monday. The laborers were working on the bridge's drainage system when the incident occurred. The victims fell 280 meters (920 feet) into a ravine in Chirajara about 95 kilometers (60 miles) from the Colombian capital of Bogota.
  • Man Gored to Death While Baiting Bulls During Festival in Colombia

    01/05/2018 12:51:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 4 Jan 2018 | Harley Tamplin
    Shocking footage shows the moment a man suffered a fatal injury when he was gored by a charging bull. Jorge Barrios died after taking part in Colombia’s ‘corralejas’ bullfighting event, which has attracted criticism from animal rights campaigners. Quit your job because the Mega Millions jackpot is now $450m During the festival, a large number of contestants bait the animal with red capes before dodging out of the way at the last second. But Barrios, thought to be a construction worker, was not able to move out of the way in time in the arena in Sincelejo. In the video,...
  • The First Anti-American President

    12/28/2017 7:44:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 28, 2017 | Michael Ledeen
    Barack Obama will no doubt be chronicled, among other things, as the first anti-American president. No wonder; he’s the product of an educational system that has become increasingly radical and anti-American with each passing decade, and his mother was a stereotypical leftist anthropologist with a passion for the Third World. The pattern is unmistakable. As Luis Fleischman notes, Obama wanted to make deals with our enemies, Iran being the most dramatic example. But just look at Latin America: The Obama Administration tried to avoid confrontations with anyone it wanted to make a “historic deal” with. Most of these “historic deals”...