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  • Reflective Chavez weeps at Mass in Venezuela

    04/05/2012 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 6, 2012 12:18am EDT | Daniel Wallis
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass on Thursday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on...
  • Kennedys’ profit near $1M at nonprofit (Friends of Hugo Chavez)

    03/11/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 03/11/12 | Howie Carr
    The Kennedys are still the royal family of Massachusetts, not just in politics, but also in the wonderful world of “nonprofits.” You’ve been hearing a lot lately about local nonprofits on wild spending sprees. But they’re pikers compared to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy II of Citizens Energy. Let’s go straight to IRS Form 990 filed with the state attorney general for the year 2010. Joe Kennedy, the former congressman and father of JoJoJo Kennedy, who next January will inherit Barney Frank’s seat in the U.S. House, is the CEO of Citizens Energy. He made $708,198 in 2010 at...
  • The Royal Family of Mass. "Non-Profits"(Joe Kennedy-Citizen Energy)

    03/09/2012 9:20:55 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 12 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Check out form 990 from Atty. Gen. Marsha Coakley's public-charities website. Good old Joe, ex-Congressman and father of Congressional wannabe JoJoJo Kennedy, made a total of $708,000+ in all of his Citizens Energy dealings in 2010. And guess who Citizens' "director of marketing" is. None other than Mrs. Joe Kennedy, a/k/a Beth. She took home another $261,000. Hugo Chavez must be muy proud of his gringo amigos! (Form 990 link at site)
  • Southern Exposure: Iran, Terror Groups Setting Up Shop in South America

    03/07/2012 8:50:53 PM PST · by U-238 · 1 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 3/7/2012 | U.S. News and World Report
    Iran and Middle East-based extremist groups are stepping up their activities in South America, aiming to make friends and score cash, a senior U.S. military official says. Tehran intends to build military drones in Washington's backyard for the Venezuelan military led by Hugo Chavez, U.S. Southern Command chief Gen. Douglas Fraser told reporters Wednesday during a breakfast meeting in Washington "I would put it in the Scan Eagle class of UAV," Fraser said. "It's not up into the Predator class." The Southern Command chief was referring to two U.S.-made drone aircraft used by the American military. The Scan Eagle is...
  • Venezuela's Chavez: I'm recovering like a condor

    02/29/2012 7:50:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Andrew Cawthorne
    (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez broke his silence on Wednesday after surgery in Cuba for a suspected recurrence of cancer to insist he was recovering well and "soaring like the condor". "I send you all my supreme love. We will live and we will recover!" the 57-year-old socialist leader enthused via Twitter from Havana where he was operated on earlier in the week. "Here I go, soaring like the condor."
  • Venezuela's Chavez in “Good Physical Condition” After Operation

    02/29/2012 8:36:27 PM PST · by Rabin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | February 29,2012 | Staff
    This is the first official report on the leftist president’s health since he arrived in Havana last Friday. Vice President Elias Jaua, “The complete extraction of the diagnosed pelvic lesion was performed, along with the removal of (putrid) tissue surrounding the lesion. There were no (unexpected) complications Jaua’s report on came hours after Spanish dailies Publico and El Pais published a document from a U.S. private intelligence firm asserting that the Venezuelan president is mortally ill. “The Russian team blamed the Cubans for an improper surgery the first time in trying to remove the tumor” and said Cuba lacks the...
  • Why Jews Are Fleeing Venezuela

    02/29/2012 2:17:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 28, 2012 | Jaime Daremblum
    Much like Fidel Castro, his ideological soulmate, Hugo Chávez is fond of denouncing his critics as “fascists” and “Nazis,” regardless of whether those critics are U.S. lawmakers on Capitol Hill, heads of state in Europe, or opposition presidential candidates in Venezuela. Yet in his militarization of society, his promulgation of chauvinistic nationalism, and (above all) his persistent use of anti-Semitic demagoguery, Chávez himself is much closer to 1930s-style fascism than any of his democratic opponents. Consider the ongoing efforts to smear Henrique Capriles, the man who will represent the Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) in Venezuela’s October 2012 presidential election....
  • "Mammas Please Let Your Babies Grow up to be Commies" (Sings Sean Penn)

    02/25/2012 5:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 24, 2012 | Humerto Fontova
    Sean Penn was Hugo Chavez' guest of honor (again) last week, serving as keynote speaker at graduation ceremonies for Venezuela's Salvador Allende Medical School. "Allow me to impart a little anecdote," beamed the two-time Oscar winner to the enchanted crowd. "I had the privilege (italics mine) to introduce my children to comandante Fidel Castro and as he posed for a photo between them I told him: "President, (italics mine) I'll now be denounced in the U.S. for educating my children as socialist revolutionaries. So Castro responded: "That's among the best things that could happen to them.” Besides his fame...
  • Venezuela’s democrats may face Chávez’s narco-coup (Ex-Asst. Sec. State Claims Hugo is Dying)

    02/19/2012 1:31:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 14, 2012 | Roger Noriega
    Followers of cancer-stricken strongman Hugo Chávez are stunned after nearly 3 million Venezuelans voted Sunday to select a unity candidate to compete in presidential elections scheduled for October. Venezuelan democrats are unified and optimistic today, but Chávez and his henchmen already have made their moves to hold on to power at all costs. If the opposition has any real hope of defeating Chavismo, they will have to be prepared for dirty tricks, provocations, and even a narco-coup in the months ahead. Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski won the opposition primary with over 60 percent of the vote, after a spirited...
  • Hugo Chavez dictatorship VS protesters]: Crane of Venezuelan police knocks down a cyclist

    Crane of Venezuelan police knocks down a cyclist Video: grúa de policía venezolana atropella un ciclista Perú21 The horror in a neighboring group of the Venezuelan city of Maracay, Aragua capital, saw the bloodied body of the cyclist Macias Julio Cesar Sarmiento (42), who was hit by a crane from the police.
  • C.S.: Iranian Diplomats to UN Should Face Increased Scrutiny (Oh, those 'diplomats' Islamists)

    02/16/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NY Observer/Politicker | 02-15-12 | Colin Campbell
    Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today calling for “increased scrutiny” of the Iranian Mission to the United Nations in light of potential terrorist attacks against New York City. Pointing to NYPD’s director of intelligence warning that Iran is “essentially” the number one threat, Mr. Schumer argued these diplomats must ”be vigorously monitored.” “With Iran’s increasingly bellicose and threatening behavior, it’s imperative that agents of the Iranian government in the United States receive additional scrutiny to ensure that they pose no threat to New York or the rest of the country,” Mr. Schumer said...
  • Sean Penn Meets with Chavez, Criticizes US right (Spicoli Visits 'Friend’ Hugo Chavez, Trashes GOP)

    02/16/2012 8:20:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 16 | AP
    <p>CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Actor Sean Penn criticized Republican presidential candidates during a visit to Venezuela on Thursday, saying that right-wing policies in the United States aim to benefit the wealthy. Penn made the remarks after meeting with socialist President Hugo Chavez at Venezuela's presidential palace, when he was asked by a reporter about criticisms of Chavez by some Republican candidates.</p>
  • Daddy won't be happy... Hugo Chávez's daughter sparks outrage in Venezuela

    01/27/2012 7:45:00 AM PST · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    For most Venezuelans, obtaining U.S. dollars in a tightly regulated economy is a nightmare. But not for President Hugo Chavez’s 14-year-old daughter, Rosines, who posted a picture of herself peering out from behind a wad of greenbacks. The picture, posted on Instagram, a free photo-sharing app, triggered controversy in Venezuela this week after posting a picture of herself flaunting a fistful of dollars.
  • The racism bluff (Judeo-Christian anti-racism Vs Islamic bigoted propaganda)

    01/17/2012 3:11:20 AM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    JPOST ^ | Dec.21.2011 | G. D. Perendik
    The racism bluff By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46 Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man. Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies. In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a...
  • Chavez says his government will close consulate in Miami over diplomat’s expulsion

    01/13/2012 8:34:56 PM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2012
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that his government will close its consulate in Miami after the U.S. government expelled a diplomat. Chavez said he decided the consulate will shut its doors in response to what he called an unfair action by the U.S. State Department...Livia Acosta Noguera, Venezuela’s consul general in Miami, was ordered out of the U.S. last weekend followed an FBI investigation into allegations that she discussed a possible cyber-attack on the U.S. government while she was assigned to the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico. The allegations were detailed in a documentary aired by the...
  • While Venezuela’s oil ebbs, Colombia’s flows

    01/08/2012 5:44:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011
    Nearly a decade after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez fired 20,000 oil workers from the state oil company, Venezuelan production has slumped. In nearby Colombia, a country that has attracted many Venezuelan oil engineers, production is soaring. As recently as 2005, Colombia thought it would have to import oil, but today it is exporting sizable amounts to the United States and on the verge of producing 1 million barrels a day.
  • Chavez alleges US behind his, and his allies' illnesses

    12/29/2011 2:24:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2011 | Rick Moran
    The US consulate in Caracas has declined to comment on the allegation, so I will in my usual rational, reasonable, and logical manner.This charge that the US has developed a means of infecting anyone - much less Latin American allies of Chavez - with cancer is loony tunes.Bloomberg:...
  • Food shortages worry Venezuelans

    12/17/2011 3:22:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 Dec 2011 | Rafael Romo
    During a recent visit to Guaicaipuro, a traditional market in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a fresh meat refrigerator sat empty at a grocery. Many consumers looking for beef, poultry or fish had to go home empty-handed. The produce section looked well stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables. But consumers shopping at Guaicaipuro complained that prices, even for basic products, had skyrocketed. Alba Varela, a housewife and resident of Caracas, went to the market looking for cornmeal to prepare hallacas, a traditional Venezuelan dish, especially this time of the year. "It's fundamental, because other than pork it's the main dish...
  • Actress Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez: ‘You Are a Communist A**Hole!’

    12/19/2011 6:05:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Cuban-born, Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso and actor Sean Penn had a contentious exchange at Los Angeles International airport recently, in which Alonso called Penn a “communist a**hole“ and Penn called Alonso a ”pig.” Over a year and a half after Alonso penned an open letter to Penn asking him why he supports socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the two met up serendipitously (or not so) at LAX while both were waiting to claim lost luggage. Alonso, who starred alongside Penn in the 1988 film “Colors,” described the exchange to Steve Malzberg on WMAL. “I go ‘Hello,’ and he smiles...
  • Maria Conchita Alonzo Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez

    12/19/2011 5:15:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 12/19/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Interview over a confrontation at the Airport where she has words with Sean Penn. Audio at link.