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  • An easy move Trump could make in dealing with Venezuela

    03/18/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 18, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    It was only yesterday when Ed was talking about the decision by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to crack down on “illegal bakers” who were committing the unimaginable sin of making brownies using… flour. As ridiculous as the story sounds, it was only one more of many bricks in a constantly growing wall which should be telling us that this guy needs to go. The people of Venezuela are literally starving to death in the streets while Maduro and his cronies continue to eat well and live comfortable lifestyles. But what, if anything, can we realistically do about it? The editorial...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a limited amount of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • El Chapo may not be coming to America any time soon

    05/21/2016 10:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | May 21, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    So who’s ready for an American trial of Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman? You may be getting understandably excited about the prospect. After all, the gang lord was already moved from the Altiplano lockup further south in Mexico (and the scene of his now famous tunnel escape) to a cell in Ciudad Juarez, just over the border from us earlier this month. And the Mexican Government has approved his extradition. He’s certainly in high demand on this side of the Rio Grande. We’re looking at bringing him to Brooklyn to stand trial, but he’s also wanted for...
  • BREAKING - American Spring Insider: "Bloodbath" Coming to DC in May - Resigns in Disgust!

    04/14/2014 3:55:07 AM PDT · by iontheball · 35 replies
    PPSimmons ^ | April 13, 2004 | PPSimmons
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  • Venezuela update -- it's still a mess

    03/08/2014 10:52:16 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Little new information escapes from Venezuela, beyond that protests and repression by the Chavista/Cuban regime continue.As Daniel reported today (Saturday), the Organization of American States (OAS) produced a resolution about the situation in Venezuela. The regime scores because not only the OAS will not send any mission or observation, not only the OAS will not go beyond an exhortation but the OAS also writes "Its appreciation, full support, and encouragement for the initiatives and the efforts of the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela ...". there is an "and" after that to include other sectors but the first part is the one...
  • Ten Million Man March

    01/18/2014 8:41:26 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 63 replies
    Operation American Spring ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    Ok. Jim has proposed a protest in Washington. I suggest that we joined forces with Operation American Spring on the 16 of May. This is contingent on Jim Rob agreeing with the date and principles of the protect by Operation American Spring.
  • Operation American Spring: General & Colonel Call For a Massive March on Washington

    01/05/2014 2:46:37 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 4, 2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Today started like any other day for me: take the terrorist princess outside, get a cup of coffee, and sit down to peruse the news while checking email. After seeing a news post about the Obama administration using two executive orders that will determine who in this country will or will not be allowed to purchase guns, I became infuriated and decided to turn to my email. Yesterday, I had received a tag about an interesting event scheduled for May 16, 2014; however, I had a hard time trying to fathom it so I began my research. Little did I...
  • It Is About the United States

    06/08/2010 7:58:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 80+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 8, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    Turkey and Honduras, in different ways, highlight the lack of effective leadership the United States currently is able to exercise in the world. Turkey: Turkish government support for the IHH ship in the Gaza flotilla is now well understood and the anti-Semitic ravings of both official Turks and the Turkish media have made Turkey's intention to split from Israel clear. But it is a mistake to think this is only about Israel. Support for the flotilla was only the latest in a series of Turkish decisions designed to distance itself from the United States and move toward closer political relations...
  • Latin American Parliament suspends Honduran congress

    12/05/2009 4:59:32 AM PST · by don-o · 12 replies · 461+ views
    China Review ^ | December 5, 2009
    PANAMA CITY, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 25th Ordinary Assembly of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) decided on Friday to suspend the Honduran Congress from it, for supporting the coup against ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Most of the Latin American deputies voted in favor of the suspension, Parlatino Executive Secretary Humberto Pelaez from Columbia said. "The suspension measure was approved by 103 votes in favor, three against and seven abstentions," Pelaez told a press conference after the Ordinary Assembly in Panama City. Pelaez urged the Honduran congressmen to think over and work to reinstate the constitutional order in their...
  • Obama To Meet With Honduras Lobo At White House In October

    09/28/2011 8:57:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Latin American News Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2011 2:48 pm | none stated
    U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo next month at the White House to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues, according to a press release. The Oval Office Meeting on October 5 will come only a few weeks after Lobos address at the United Nations, where he highlighted his countrys commitment to restoring human rights in the aftermath of the June 2009 coup that ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya. The President also welcomes the opportunity to underscore the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Honduran people, as well as...
  • A misguided Republican attack on the Organization of American States [OAS]

    07/29/2011 4:59:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2011
    A Republican move to end $48.5 million in funding to the Organization of American States is the wrong tack to take in a region where U.S. influence appears to be eroding. For much of the last decade, the United States has been relatively disengaged from Latin America, getting involved mostly to combat drugs or violence. Now, the House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a measure that would further limit the U.S. role in the region. Under the proposal, which would have to be approved by both the House and the Senate, the U.S. would eliminate its $48.5-million contribution to the...
  • House panel votes to defund the OAS

    07/21/2011 9:10:12 AM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 9 replies
    FP Foreign Policy ^ | July 20, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee began its Wednesday markup of the State Department authorization bill by voting to end funding for the Organization of American States (OAS), with Republicans lambasting the organization as an enemy of freedom and democracy. The one-hour debate over the GOP proposal to cut the entire $48.5 million annual U.S contribution to the OAS is only the beginning of what looks to be a long and contentious debate over the fiscal 2012 State Department and foreign operations authorization bill written by chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). Democrats accused...continued here
  • 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 Chavezs handprints are all over this deal, Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. He cant wait to have Zelaya...
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • Miss him? He's Back! (Bill Richardson)

    01/11/2011 6:31:53 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    Roundhouse Roundup ^ | January 11, 2011 | Steve Terrell
    In his quest to become "anonymous and insignificant" former Gov. Bill Richardson today got himself appointed to be a "goodwill ambassador" for the Organization of American States. Secretary General (Jos Miguel) Insulza asked former Governor Richardson to assume once again the charge of Special Envoy for Hemispheric Affairs, a position he held from 2006 to 2007. The meeting gave the North American politician an opportunity to share with the head of the hemispheric Organization his gratitude for the trust placed on his experience, which will allow him once again to confront the challenges of regional migration as OAS Special Envoy....
  • Confrontation In Costa Rica

    11/14/2010 10:58:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Once again, the leftist thugs of Central America test our mettle and prove the  impotence of international organizations. Haaretz reports that Iran,Venezuela and Nicaragua are working together to encroach on Costa Rican territory: The recent border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua is a sign of an ambitious plan by Venezuela, Iran and Nicaragua to create a "Nicaragua Canal" linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that would rival the existing Panama Canal. Costa Rica says that last week Nicaraguan troops entered its territory along the San Juan River - the border between the two nations. Nicaragua had been conducting...
  • OAS Commission recommends eliminating lawsuits against Zelaya in Honduras

    07/30/2010 8:33:20 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 07/30/2010 | Diario El Heraldo
    OAS Commission recommends eliminating lawsuits against Zelaya The report on the situation in Honduras was delivered to the Permanent Council yesterday by the OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. The High Level Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in its report on the situation of Honduras, the government of Porfirio Lobo Sosa remove legal proceedings instituted against former President Manuel Zelaya. "The Commission considers it appropriate to end lawsuits over the de facto regime against former President Zelaya and his associates, under the laws of Honduras," said the document prepared by the OAS Permanent Representatives of Argentina, Bahamas,...
  • Latin America Waits for Obama to Deliver

    05/10/2010 9:02:53 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies · 363+ views
    Real Clear World ^ | May 9, 2010 | Jaime Daremblum
    <p>In a recent interview with PBS host Charlie Rose, Sudanese-born businessman Mohamed Ibrahim said that Africans had great hopes for Barack Obama, but are still waiting for him to announce a new set of U.S. policies toward their continent.</p> <p>All of Obama's four immediate predecessors spearheaded at least one major initiative in the Western Hemisphere. Ronald Reagan established the Kissinger Commission on Central America and launched the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). George H.W. Bush started the "Enterprise for the Americas Initiative" and spearheaded the NAFTA talks. Bill Clinton completed NAFTA, created the Summit of the Americas, supported enhanced trade preferences for CBI members, and began negotiations for a "Free Trade Area of the Americas." George W. Bush signed CAFTA with Central America and the Dominican Republic), plus single free-trade pacts with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama; he also introduced the anti-drug Mrida Initiative.</p>
  • Unrestricted migration to be proposed- Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed

    02/17/2010 4:01:10 PM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies · 952+ views
    NAFBPO/ El Universo ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | NAFBPO/ El Universo
    El Universo (Guayaquil,Ecuador) 2/15/10 Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed The Ecuadorian government will ask the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the free movement of people within the continent in order to curb the deportation of immigrants who are in an irregular condition [Read: illegal]. Hernan Holguin, sub-secretary of the Ecuadorian national department that oversees migrant issues, indicated that the matter will be presented before the OAS as a matter of human rights and to stop the deportation of irregular immigrants. Holguin expressed the opinion that humanity is advancing toward a universal citizenship and that world globalization is not...
  • Rigged States Organization (OAS & Honduras election)

    12/17/2009 7:26:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Diario de America ^ | 6/12/2009 | By Luis Marn
    Diario de America (note- Machine translation from Spanish) "Rigged States Organization" By Luis Marn The OAS is well aware, in any of the instances, what is the state of human rights in Venezuela, as does also on Cuba, even though that country is full member of the organization. It does not take in all the visit of any committee "in loco" for what he need to contact a group of experts who could do their job and report much better documented and more credible than the same inter-American commission, so permeated by political and ideological interests of the respective governments....