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  • Russia in Central America. Again.

    07/14/2018 8:40:20 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 2018 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    The privation in the northern triangle—Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador—that has sent thousands of migrants to the U.S. border in search of work and a better life is ultimately the result of failed institutions. The bloody upheaval in Nicaragua is another case in point. Since April 19 more than 300 people have been killed while protesting against strongman Daniel Ortega. The U.S. Treasury last week imposed sanctions on three Ortega henchmen—the national police commissioner and a Sandinista Youth official for human-rights violations, and the head of Nicaragua’s state-owned oil company for corruption. Central America is strategically important, and Russia’s role...
  • 'Kennels': Venezuela's dangerous answer to transport chaos

    07/10/2018 12:52:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | July 10, 2018 | Margioni Bermuidez
    Packed inside a barred pick-up truck that looks like a mobile cage, passengers are risking their lives in Venezuela's perilous solution to a public transport crisis. Far from banning the "kennels", as they are known, due to a spate of fatal accidents, governors and mayors are even launching their own fleets, free of charge. In the Libertador municipality hometown of President Nicolas Maduro, himself a former bus driver, the words "Loving Caracas" can be read on the transport trucks.
  • Maryland Department of Health warns not to eat fresh crab meat from Venezuela

    07/07/2018 7:46:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 07 JULY 2017 | ABC 7
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The Maryland Department of Health has put out a warning not to eat fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela due to a "potential risk of infection."
  • Tucker Carlson: If Democratic Socialism Works, Why Doesn’t Venezuela Have Toilet Paper?

    07/07/2018 7:53:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2018 | John Sexton
    Tucker Carlson devoted a segment of his show last night to discussing Democratic Socialism with Professor Cornel West. After outlining some of the policy prescriptions advocated by Democratic Socialists—”state ownership of major industries,” reparations for black Americans, abolishing ICE, etc—Carlson asked Cornel West for an example of where such a program has worked.“Can you point to an example, an extant example, of it that works? Venezuela seems like an example of Democratic Socialism. Would you say that it is and if so does it work?” Carlson asked.“No, I don’t think that Democratic Socialism as an ideal has been able...
  • Trump Pressed Aides On Venezuela Invasion, U.S. Official Says

    07/04/2018 12:46:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 66 replies
    AP ^ | 04 July 2018 | Joshua Goodman
    As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can't the U.S. just simply invade the troubled country? [Oh, my. The MSM never stops trying, do they?]
  • Venezuela: Further Protests as Country Begins Running Out of Water

    07/02/2018 2:34:51 PM PDT · by detective · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2018 | Ben Kew
    Local residents in Venezuela staged further protests on Monday as the failed socialist country now appears to be running out of clean water. Multiple groups of demonstrators blocked highways around the capital of Caracas to protest the lack of clean water supplies. On the Avenida Baralt in central Caracas, protesters complained that they had not received water for two days and, as a result, were forced to use stagnant water, exposing them to infectious diseases. “At 7:05 am we are in Santa Teresa area of Glorieta protesting for water. #CaracasWantsWater,” wrote local councilor Jesús Armas on Twitter. “The residents of...
  • 6 Great Marxist-Inspired Economic and Environmental Disasters

    07/02/2018 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18,2018 | JEFF SANDERS
    1. The Destruction of the Aral Sea. 2. Famines in the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea. 3. The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). 4. Soviet nuclear disasters and pollution. 5. Zimbabwe .6. Venezuela. These are just brief examples of the wonders of Marxism. Hopefully the eyes of younger generations will see this article, and reject what Marxism truly offers. Why Couldn't What Happened In Venezuela Happen Here?
  • World Socialists Unite! We’re All One Big Family.

    07/02/2018 5:33:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-2-18 | MOTUS
    Just a quick observation regarding the Mexican election: I can only assume Mexico likes America as they encourage so many of their citizens and foreign visitors passing through to move here. Why then did they elect a Socialist sworn to make Mexico more like Venezuela than America? Mexico’s AMLO (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador) Sweeps to Power in Historic Left-Wing Landslide. Not necessarily a winning strategy in the long runI think it must be the same game plan that Democrats have to Re-Make America. Socialism first, details to follow.At the Ann Arbor “Families Belong Together” march: Open those Borders! Make the...
  • Venezuela's inflation rate tops 40,000 per cent for first time ever

    07/01/2018 5:00:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/01/18 | Gina Heeb
    Venezuela's inflation rate has hit a new high with consumer prices in the crisis-ridden country rising by more than 40,000 per cent annually for the first time on record, according a top economist. **SNIP** Venezuela's government has largely stopped reporting economic data, including internal measures of inflation. The Central Bank of Venezuela, which did not immediately respond to request for comment, has not independently released inflation figures in at least a year. **SNIP** Mr Abadia said Venezuela is a "disaster area" and that as long as Mr Maduro is in power, the economy will "continue to collapse." But Mr Maduro...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    06/30/2018 8:33:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/30/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There were demonstrations across the United States Saturday in opposition to immigration policies separating families in detention..... President Trump, who has issued an executive order to suspend family detention separations, responded on Twitter saying.... In Portland, Oregon police revoked a permit for a 150 member Patriot Prayer group march when it came under attack by an Antifa group twice its size, declaring a riot...… Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has closed his country's ports to boats carrying migrants that are run by Non Governmental Organizations..... Mexican voters go to the polls in hours to elect candidates for 18,000 offices led...
  • Trump: King Salman agrees to increase Saudi oil production

    06/30/2018 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Ken H · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 30, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels, to make up the difference...Prices to high! He has agreed! 7:37 AM · Jun 30, 2018
  • The Democrats’ New Evita Peron Needs to Spend 3 Months in Venezuela

    06/30/2018 6:14:15 AM PDT · by ptsal · 81 replies
    The Stream ^ | 29-June-2018 | John Zmirak
    As a Christian, I hope that each of us gets better than we deserve. And I pray that Americans don’t fall for politicians like the one that just bobbed up to the surface, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A photogenic socialist, she won the Democratic primary in a New York congressional district. (That means she’s a shoe-in in November.) Cortez crushed the long-term incumbent, Rep. Joe Crowley. Many had seen him as the likely heir to Nancy Pelosi as leader of Democrats in the House. Just a few months ago, Cortez worked as a bartender in Greenwich Village. Blind-sided political journalists are now...
  • Pence tells Central American leaders to do more to stem illegal immigration to the U.S.

    06/29/2018 2:03:40 AM PDT · by blueplum · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28 Jun 2018 | Patrick J. McDonnell and Tracy Wilkinson
    Vice President Mike Pence demanded that Central American nations do more to stem illicit immigration, charging that few asylum seekers from the region had legitimate claims to safe haven in the United States. “This exodus must end,” Pence told a meeting of leaders here Thursday from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — which make up the so-called Northern Triangle that produces much of the illegal migration traffic to the U.S.-Mexico border. {snip} The vice president called on the Central American countries to take a number of specific steps, including …. removing “public advertisements for human traffickers within your nations” —...
  • The Democrats Go Full Venezuela

    06/28/2018 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 27 June 2018 | Roger Simon
    How many times do we have to learn that socialism doesn't work, that, as Margaret Thatcher said, at some point you run out of "other people's money," that sooner or later all the teary idealism, the stirring strains of The Internationale, devolve into gulags and death squads? Wasn't the Soviet Union enough, Communist China, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba, etc....? Now those death squads appear to have surfaced in Venezuela, the wealthiest country in Latin America before Hugo Chavez brought his brand of socialism to the then oil-rich nation. Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the...
  • Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

    06/26/2018 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    BBC UK ^ | 22 June 2018 | none stated
    The UN Human Rights Office alleges that extra-judicial killings were carried out by officers involved with the Operations for the Liberation of the People, ostensibly a crime-reduction initiative.These officers may have killed more than 500 people since July 2015 as a way to showcase crime-reduction results, it says. They are alleged to have faked evidence to make it look as though the victims died in exchanges of fire. Where a coffee costs wads of banknotesWhy mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela UN investigators have been denied access to Venezuela. They made their findings from interviews with about 150 witnesses and victims contacted...
  • OPEC Gives In To Trump's Demands, Agrees To Increase Production To 1 Million BBLs A Day

    06/22/2018 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 105 replies
    AP wired services twitter ^ | 6-22-18 | WiredSources
    BREAKING: OPEC countries give in to President Trump's demands, agree to increase oil production by almost 1 million barrels a day - AP
  • 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...
  • Venezuela's hyperinflation at new dizzying high

    06/12/2018 6:27:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | June 11, 2018 | Staff
    Venezuela's sky-high inflation soared to 24,571 percent in the past 12 months, lawmakers said Monday. President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government controls most of the country's economy and is in the midst of an ever-deepening crisis with food and medicine in short supply. Analysts blame what they call mismanagement of a state-led economy. That includes its control over hard currency, as well as low oil prices. Venezuela depends on crude oil for its earnings.
  • Venezuela First to Join Caricom Fight for Slavery Reparations

    06/08/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    teleSUR ^ | May 10, 2018 | La Radio del SUR
    Gaining international recognition is the first step in securing global reparations for the descendants of African slaves. Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled 'Reparations of Resistance to Action,' Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights of residents of African descent are respected, and officials have opened the floor to dialogue for...
  • Is Venezuela the world's most dangerous country? Its residents think so

    06/07/2018 10:22:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 6/7/2018 | Jim Wyss
    Venezuelans perceived their country to be the most dangerous place on the planet in 2017 — worse than war-torn nations, failed states and global trouble spots. In its annual 2018 Global Law and Order Index, Gallup found that Venezuelans distrusted their police, felt unsafe walking at night and had been robbed or assaulted at an alarming rate compared to the rest of the world. The country had a law and order score of 44 in Gallup’s survey, putting it dead last among 140 nations — behind Afghanistan, South Sudan, Gabon, Liberia and South Africa. It was the second year in...