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  • Ex-president Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

    09/17/2018 6:42:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 9/17/18 | AFP
    BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Ex-Argentina president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption as a judge asked that her parliamentary immunity be lifted so she can be detained, reports said Monday. She is accused of having accepted tens of millions of dollars in bribes in the notorious "corruption notebooks" scandal that has rocked Argentina's political and business elites. As a senator, Kirchner is protected by parliamentary immunity from imprisonment, although not from prosecution. Unless that immunity is lifted, she cannot be jailed, even if found guilty. However, last month the Senate did vote to partially lift her immunity so that investigators...
  • Head of international group threatens military response in Venezuela

    09/16/2018 10:24:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | September 15, 2018
    The head of the Organization of American States joined President Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention there to restore democracy and ease the country’s humanitarian crisis. OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro delivered the warning in a visit Friday to Colombia’s border with Venezuela. He also denounced Maduro’s socialist “dictatorship” for spurring a region-wide migration crisis. “With respect to a military intervention to overthrow Nicolas Maduro’s regime, I don’t think any option should be ruled out,” Almagro said. “Diplomatic actions should be the first priority but we shouldn’t rule out any action,” he added.
  • After comedian Jim Carrey goes ‘all in for socialism,’ a Venezuelan journalist schools him

    09/15/2018 12:36:39 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 56 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/15/18 | USA Features
    Reality Check: In a recent appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” actor/comedian and, most recently, POTUS Trump-hating activist Jim Carrey, professed his love for socialism and claimed that Americans should embrace it fully as well. After stating that we have to “say yes to socialism, to the word and everything,” Venezuelan columnist Laureano Márquez published a scathing column on Wednesday for the Venezuelan media outlet Runrunes, schooling Carrey over his economic worldview.
  • Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    09/14/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies ^ | 9/13/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month White House PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018 Issued on: September 13, 2018 During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor all American citizens of Hispanic descent and celebrate their rich and vibrant traditions of faith, family, hard work, and patriotism. We are grateful for the innumerable contributions they make to our society, which are vital to our thriving Nation. We are especially grateful for the 1.2 million Hispanic-American men and women who have answered the call to serve in our Armed Forces, demonstrating remarkable loyalty, bravery, and dedication to duty. My...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro Heads To China In Search Of Funding

    09/13/2018 1:38:29 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/13/2018 | Joseph Lafave
    Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolás Maduro is traveling to Beijing this week in hopes to secure more funding to keep his country afloat. Maduro will spend several days in China and will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to Reuters, President Xi initiated the meeting. “I am going with great expectations and we will see each other again in a few days with big achievements,” Maduro said on Wednesday during a government-broadcasted speech, Reuters reports. China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the visit during a press conference held by ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. “Recently, the Venezuelan president has actively pushed forward economic...
  • Venezuela's Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

    09/12/2018 11:22:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2018 2:28 PM | Corina Pons
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans. […] Venezuela’s Information Ministry did not respond to a request for comment. China’s Foreign Ministry, in a brief statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency, said Maduro would visit from Thursday until Saturday at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. It gave no other details. […] CNPC is a major investor in oil and gas exploration in Venezuela and also a top lifter of Venezuelan oil under the government-to-government loans for...
  • Does the New York Times have a guilty conscience?

    09/12/2018 9:07:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Just days after printing news that is sure to get a lot of Venezuelans tortured and killed by their regime, the New York Times is now trying to justify its irresponsible coverage by piously lecturing President Trump on avoiding coups d'etats, something he never got involved in. Anyone here smell a guilty conscience? Starting out with a scolding headline, the Times editorial begins with:  Stay Out of Venezuela, Mr. Trump, and continues with this: America shouldn’t be in the coup business. Period. It’s a relief, then, to learn that the Trump administration chose not to aid rebellious leaders in...
  • Destroying Trump Destroys More than America

    09/09/2018 4:59:50 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Gold, goats and guns ^ | 10SEP18 | Tom Luongo
    The “Resistance” has morphed into the “Lynch Mob.” Having successfully been gaslit into believing Donald Trump is everything from a bad joke to a Russian spy, the Progressive left in the U.S. are embracing all the totalitarian impulses their grabby little hands can find as they climb the Cliffs of their Insanity to remove him from office. This putsch is orchestrated by a now open conspiracy of members of FBI, CIA, MI-6, DNC, the U.S. corporate media and Trump’s own staff in the Oval Office as evidenced by the recent and infamous New York Times op-ed. This expose from a...
  • Charlie Daniels: Socialism’s Pattern Never Changes

    09/04/2018 9:44:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 9/4/2018 | Charlie Daniels
    This is an evil the world should never forget, the wanton killing of six million living, breathing human beings. The fact that our school children, when they reach an age they can comprehend it, are not being taught that it happened is a big mistake, not to acquaint them with the evils of fascism, especially since the word has been bandied about by so many people who don’t have any idea what it means, and the younger generation needs to know the true meaning of the word and its cruel political ramifications. The same is true of communism, or it’s...
  • DeSantis: Gillum ‘Wants to Turn Florida into Venezuela’

    09/03/2018 6:43:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER
    Sunday, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), the GOP Florida gubernatorial nominee, discussed his Democratic opponent Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and predicted the far-left candidate for governor would turn the Sunshine State into Venezuela if elected. “This Andrew Gillum, he is on the far-left socialist fringe. He’s a Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez-type of candidate. He wants to raise taxes in Florida 40 percent, he wants a single-payer healthcare system in Florida, which would bankrupt the state, he wants to abolish ICE and doesn’t believe in doing any type of immigration enforcement,” DeSantis told New York AM 970 radio “The Cats Roundtable” host John...
  • Labor Day: Thank You President Trump!

    09/03/2018 8:02:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-3-18 | MOTUS
    Labor Day, a creation of the labor movement, is a public holiday held on the first Monday in September. It is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Of course you need jobs in order for workers to contribute to the “strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country” so you might think everyone would be cheering President Trump on today for all the jobs his administration has created.But they’re not. So I’ll take this opportunity to present a brief public service announcement. It’s actually a warning about the path...
  • Watch a string of Venezuela's power stations explode through the night

    09/02/2018 8:11:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies ^ | 9/2/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Socialism and electricity don't seem to mix in Maracaibo, Venezuela, where a humongous string of power substation explosions occurred, posted in full Technicolor by the locals on Twitter.
  • Venezuela arrests 131 accused of economic sabotage

    08/31/2018 5:25:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Yahoo News (from AFP) ^ | August 30, 2018 | AFP
    Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan authorities have arrested 131 people accused of attempting to sabotage reforms implemented by President Nicolas Maduro to alleviate a crippling economic crisis, the attorney general said on Thursday. Tarek William Saab said the arrests included "several managers of large chains" accused of "speculating and hoarding basic products" that are subject to prices fixed by the government. The detainees are accused of trying to "destabilize the economy," Saab added. Of those arrested, 29 have been permitted conditional release and 10 others exonerated.
  • Argentina's central bank hikes rates to 60% as the currency collapses

    08/30/2018 10:50:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    cnbc ^ | 08/30/2018 | Sam Meredith
    Investors are increasingly concerned Latin America's third-largest economy could soon default as it struggles to repay heavy government borrowing. The peso is down more than 45 percent against the greenback this year, exacerbating pre-existing fears over the country's weakening economy and inflation running at 25.4 percent this year. "I know that these tumultuous situations generate anxiety among many of you ... I understand this, and I want you to know I am making all decisions necessary to protect you," Macri said. Argentina is struggling to cope with yet another financial crisis. Investors are increasingly concerned Latin America's third-largest economy could...
  • Venezuela’s Tyranny of Bad Ideas

    08/27/2018 4:31:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2018 | Daniel Pipes
    Ideas run the world. Good ones create freedom and wealth; bad ones, oppression and poverty. You are not what you eat, but what you think. Politicians in particular fall under the sway of ideas. As John Maynard Keynes put it, “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. . . . It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.” The...
  • Iran awaiting European guarantees on oil sales, banking: Zarif

    08/25/2018 11:23:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | August 25, 2018 10:32 AM | Babak Dehghanpisheh
    Iran awaiting European guarantees on the sale of Iranian oil and banking relations, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA). […] “We are still waiting for Europe to take action on the sale of Iranian oil and the preservation of banking channels,” the Iranian foreign minister said. Zarif also defended the European Union’s decision on Thursday to provide €18 million ($21 million) in aid to Iran to offset the impact of U.S. sanctions, part of efforts to salvage the 2015 deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. […] The top U.S. envoy...
  • Venezuela migration nears 'Mediterranean crisis point'

    08/25/2018 10:32:52 AM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | Aug 26, 2018
    Thousands of Venezuelan migrants are queuing at the main Ecuador-Peru crossing point in Tumbes The UN's migration agency says Venezuela is heading for the same refugee "crisis moment" seen in the Mediterranean in 2015. The warning comes as its neighbours try to halt the movement of people fleeing Venezuela's economic crisis. Peru brought in stricter border regulations on Saturday - a day after a court overturned Ecuador's attempt to strengthen its own controls. More than two million Venezuelans have fled their country since 2014. They are fleeing a dire economic situation, with Venezuelans facing shortages of food, medicine and basic...
  • After the bitcoin boom: hard lessons for cryptocurrency investors (Many are broke)

    08/25/2018 8:28:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08-20-2018 | Nathaniel Popper and Su-Hyun Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Roberts of Nottingham, England, was one of the many risk-takers who threw their savings into cryptocurrencies when prices were going through the roof last winter. Now, eight months later, the $23,000 he invested in several digital tokens is worth about $4,000, and he is clearheaded about what happened. "I got too caught up in the fear of missing out and trying to make a quick buck," he said this week. "The losses have pretty much left me financially ruined." Mr. Roberts, 28, has a lot of company. After the latest round of big price drops, many...
  • Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Will Deploy to Colombia to Care for Venezuelan Refugees

    08/24/2018 8:43:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 20, 2018 4:57 PM | Ben Werner
    Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Will Deploy to Colombia to Care for Venezuelan Refugees The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. Comfort will help support Hurricane Maria aid and relief operations. US Air Force photo. THE PENTAGON — The Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is being deployed to Colombia this fall to provide medical care to a growing regional humanitarian crisis, as Venezuelans steadily pour over the border to escape a deteriorating health and political climate. While visiting Colombia late last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James...
  • Russia, China, Iran pulling away from dollar, euro, in oil trade in bid to undercut U.S. sanctions

    08/23/2018 12:41:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 8/22/18 | USA Featurs
    As the Trump administration tightens sanctions against Iran and Russia, and as the imposition of tariffs against China as a means of negotiating a more favorable trade arrangement continue, all three nations are moving away from the U.S. dollar primarily when it comes to oil sales, as a way of circumventing the punitive measures. “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties,” Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said earlier this month when discussing the move....