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  • Maduro severing Venezuelan relations with US

    01/23/2019 1:52:29 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/23/2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said he's cutting off relations with the U.S. and giving American diplomats 72 hours to exit the country. The socialist leader ordered a review of Venezuela's relationship with the U.S. hours after the Trump administration officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the nation's interim president.
  • Maduro says Venezuela is breaking relations with US, gives American diplomats 72 hours to leave cou

    01/23/2019 12:52:50 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-24-2019 | Rueters
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president. Speaking to supporters outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, socialist leader Maduro said he would give U.S. diplomatic personnel 72 hours to leave Venezuela, which is suffering from a hyperinflationary economic collapse. Earlier Wednesday, the Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Maduro on Wednesday, announcing U.S. recognition of Guaido as interim president and signaling potential new sanctions against its vital oil sector. With street protests against Maduro...
  • Venezuela's Maduro says he's cutting off relations with US

    01/23/2019 12:50:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said he's cutting off relations with the U.S., and giving U.S. diplomats 72 hours to abandon the country. The socialist leader ordered a review of Venezuela's relationship with the U.S. after the Trump administration officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the nation's interim president. The move comes one day after Vice President Mike Pence sent a recorded video of himself to Venezuelans referring to Maduro as "a dictator with no legitimate claim to power." "He has never won the presidency in a free and fair election, and has maintained his grip on power by imprisoning...
  • US recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as interim president

    01/23/2019 12:10:54 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/19 | Rafael Bernal
    The president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, took an oath as interim president on Wednesday, amid nationwide marches in opposition to President Nicolás Maduro. The United States in an official statement on Wednesday recognized Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. Maduro was sworn in for a second six-year term earlier this month, but his election was declared illegitimate by most of the international community, including the United States, the European Union and the Organization of American States. Guaidó, as head of the opposition-led National Assembly, has been internationally recognized as the only democratically elected leader with a claim to...
  • Military mutiny in Venezuela: It Has Started

    01/23/2019 12:07:31 PM PST · by detective · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 21, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    It's working. The global effort to persuade the Venezuelan military to begin to revolt against their commanders - by phone calls, web postings, other means, is starting to kick in. The Venezuelan dictatorship said it put down its first revolt from a National Guard unit out in a really miserable slum of Caracas called Petare. Here's the details of what went down in Caracas from the Associated Press: CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government said Monday it put down a mutiny by a National Guard unit in a poor neighborhood a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela’s presidential palace. The uprising...
  • HOLY MOLY – Check Out This Video of Downtown Caracas Happening Right Now!

    01/23/2019 11:39:47 AM PST · by Based Newsman · 66 replies
    Katie Hopkins just tweeted this clip of downtown Caracas right now. Venezuela is getting out of control quickly. https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1088133626615734275
  • Caracas Spring? Not so fast, Venezuela's armed forces say

    01/23/2019 11:02:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 01/23/2019 | Brian Ellsworth, Mayela Armas
    CARACAS - Buoyed by a telegenic new congressional chief, Venezuela’s opposition is daring to hope that President Nicolas Maduro’s days in office could be numbered, but the unpopular leader’s bedrock base - the armed forces - shows few signs of erosion. Opposition sympathizers, rallying around opposition leader Juan Guaido, are holding open air town-hall meetings that buzz with excitement about the legislature’s recent challenges to the legitimacy of Maduro, who this month began a new term widely slammed as illegitimate. Bolstered by the United States and numerous Latin American neighbors promising to back the opposition in seeking a transition, the...
  • US recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as interim president

    01/23/2019 10:58:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 2 replies
    www.lmtonline.com ^ | Published 12:42 pm CST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Mariana Zuniga, Anthony Faiola and Rachelle Krygier
    <p>CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday faced the gravest challenge to his authority since assuming power in 2013 as the U.S.-backed opposition claimed the legitimate mantle of leadership, and President Donald Trump promptly recognized him as Venezuela's interim president.The dramatic developments came as anti-Maduro protests drew hundreds of thousands of people into Venezuelan streets.</p>
  • Trump recognizes Venezuela's opposition leader as its legitimate president

    01/23/2019 10:51:06 AM PST · by Jagermonster · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 23, 2019 | By Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    <p>Washington — President Trump recognized the chief opposition leader in Venezuela, National Assembly President Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate interim president. The rare move by the White House comes as large anti-government protests erupted across the South American nation on Wednesday.</p>
  • Trump recognizes Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president

    01/23/2019 10:38:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 01/23/2018 | By Carmen Sesin
    President Donald Trump officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Interim President of Venezuela after Guaido declared himself the country's leader amid cheers from thousands who were protesting in the streets. "In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant," said Trump in a statement. "The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law."
  • Venezuelan opposition leader declares himself president; U.S. promptly recognizes him as interim ...

    01/23/2019 10:36:32 AM PST · by Jagermonster · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2019 | Mariana Zuñiga , Anthony Faiola and Rachelle Krygier
    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday faced the gravest challenge to his authority since assuming power in 2013, as the U.S.-backed opposition claimed the legitimate mantle of leadership, and President Trump promptly recognized him as Venezuela’s interim president. The dramatic developments came as anti-Maduro protests drew hundreds of thousands of people into Venezuelan streets. “Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela,” Trump said in a statement. “In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly...
  • Venezuelans fill streets clamoring for Maduro to step down....

    01/23/2019 9:51:54 AM PST · by caww · 115 replies
    apnews ^ | 1/23/2019 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    Venezuelans filled the streets Wednesday accusing embattled President Nicolas Maduro of usurping power and joining the nation’s re-invigorated opposition movement in demanding he step down as the country reels from a crushing economic crisis forcing millions to flee or go hungry. Pro-government demonstrators dressed in red in support of Maduro were also marching in the capital, at times crossing paths with opposition protesters and shouting “sell outs” and “traitors.” National guardsmen launched tear gas at anti-government protesters in the middle-class neighborhood of El Paraiso but for the most part the marches continued without conflict. “Join us!” the protesters cried out...
  • Venezuelans set fire to Hugo Chavez statue: It Has Started

    01/23/2019 5:10:20 AM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Operation Boot Maduro seems to be moving to stage two. Following this week's military mutiny, which was squelched, but not before locals ran out and attempted to defend the troops in pitched street battles, now at least sixty - sixty! - neighborhoods in Caracas have erupted into riots - big riots, with people reported shot dead. Take a look at the series of tweets posted by Caracas Chronicles on its Twitter feed enumerating the names of the neighborhoods now in open revolt. Here was its last tweet: (snip) And to underscore just what this nightmare was about, late last night...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/23/2019

    01/23/2019 5:07:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The opposition takes to the streets of Venezuela today, the anniversary of the overthrow of a dictator in 1958, with the backing of the United States as expressed by Vice-President Mike Pence who said yesterday via Twitter: "@POTUS & the US stand w/ the Venezuelan people as they seek to regain their liberty from dictator Nicolas Maduro.... "The resistance will not allow our people's blood to be used as fuel in the election campaign in Israel, and it has the tools to defend the people" That is the message from the Hamas terror organization that runs the Gaza Strip following...
  • Trump to put 'game changer' pressure on Cuba, says Mario Diaz-Balart.......

    01/21/2019 6:11:31 PM PST · by caww · 42 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Joel Gehrke
    “This is a very, very big deal,” the Florida Republican and Cuban-American said...“I think really good things are coming from this. And so, you can't minimize the impact..... ”President Trump is getting ready to place an unprecedented amount of economic pressure on Cuba’s communism regime and some of the non-U.S. companies that have invested there, according to a leading Republican lawmaker. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signaled that Americans who decades ago had property stolen by Fidel Castro’s regime and sold to other foreign companies may soon be able to sue those companies to recoup their losses. That will...
  • Venezuela quells soldiers’ revolt, top court blasts congress

    01/21/2019 11:29:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    AP ^ | January 21, 2019 | Fabiola Sanchez
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil on Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests and the Supreme Court outlawed the opposition-controlled congress’ defiant new leadership. The mutiny triggered protests in a poor neighborhood just a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela’s presidential palace. It was dispersed with tear gas as residents set fire to a barricade of trash and chanted demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave power. The military said in a statement said that it had recovered all the weapons and captured those involved in what it...
  • U.S. Refiners Rush To Buy Heavy Oil As Trump Looks To Punish Maduro

    01/18/2019 1:48:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-18-2019 | Irina
    Refiners in the United States are stocking up on heavy crude, pushing prices higher, as the Trump administration prepares to slam more punitive measures on Caracas after the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela for a second term after elections considered illegitimate by Washington. Reuters reports that officials from the presidential administration met with oil industry executives to discuss the measures on the table, including the suspension ofrefined product exports to Venezuela or Venezuelan crude oil imports into the United States. Gulf Coast refiners have a limited choice of supplier when it comes to heavy crude. Besides local...
  • How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

    01/17/2019 8:56:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jose Nino
    Is Venezuela paying the price for adopting gun control? The shocking nature of Venezuela’s economic collapse has been covered ad nauseam. However, one aspect of the Venezuelan crisis that does not receive much coverage is the country’s gun control regime. Fox News recently published an excellent article highlighting Venezuelan citizens’ regret over the gun control policies the Venezuelan government has implemented since 2012. Naturally, this regret is warranted. The Venezuelan government is among the most tyrannical in the world, with a proven track record of violating basic civil liberties such as free speech, debasing its national currency, confiscating private property,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/16/2019

    01/16/2019 5:27:02 AM PST · by Spiridon · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/16/2019 | Nextrush
    "A catastrophic failure of leadership @Theresa May. If she has any sense of honor she will resign" That is the tweet of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage in face of Prime Minister Theresa May's huge defeat in the House of Commons..... Al-Shabab Islamic terrorists based in Somalia say they are behind the attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya that killed at least 24 people including one US citizen.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe opposition Pastor Evan Mwarire is under arrest following three days of protest against rising fuel prices..... The Russian Interfax News Agency quotes its sources...
  • Operation Boot Maduro has begun

    01/14/2019 3:36:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monica Showalter
    As I noted yesterday regarding National Security Advisor John Bolton's and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statements, something is going on with Venezuela. Both Bolton and Pompeo told Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro to get the heck out and suggested the U.S. was ready to recognize National Assembly leader Juan Guaido as the country's president. They had perfect grounds for it, because Maduro illegally and unconstitutionally swore himself in to another term after a fraud election and didn't even show up at the right place for his inauguration. The statements coming from the U.S. were unprecedented - evidence of a true...