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  • Report: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    05/30/2012 11:41:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    HDNet ^ | May 30, 2012 | Dan Rather
    This reporter has been told that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has "entered the end stage". The information and the quote come from a highly respected source close to Chavez and who is in a position to know his medical condition and history. This source says the prognosis is dire and that Chavez is now not expected to live "more than a couple of months at most." Chavez is running for re-elec tion in Venezuela but several sources--including the one who revealed the exact kind of cancer-- have told me that they believe it...
  • Report: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'

    05/30/2012 10:28:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 75 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 30 May 2012 | Dan Rather
    This reporter has been told that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has "entered the end stage". The information and the quote come from a highly respected source close to Chavez and who is in a position to know his medical condition and history. This source says the prognosis is dire and that Chavez is now not expected to live "more than a couple of months at most." Chavez is running for re-elec tion in Venezuela but several sources--including the one who revealed the exact kind of cancer-- have told me that they believe it...
  • Obama Honors Socialist Leader at White House – Admits He Stole Her “Yes We Can” Slogan (Video)

    05/29/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. During the ceremony today President Obama admitted he stole her slogan “Yes we can!” for his 2008 campaign. (Video at link) ---snip---...Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.” Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo...
  • Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition Banned in Venezuela

    05/27/2012 5:01:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    venezuelanalysis.com ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Ewan Robertson
    Mérida, 25th May 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – From 1 June the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition will be banned in Venezuela, confirmed Venezuelan Justice and Interior Relations minister Tareck El Aissami yesterday. Since the measure was first passed on 29 February over 805,000 rounds of ammunition have been recovered by Venezuelan authorities as part of an auditing process of gun stores. These are now held by the Venezuelan Anonymous Company of Military Industries (Cavim), which manufactures ammunition for state security bodies. The announcement was part of the first annual presentation by the Presidential Commission for Disarmament and Control of Arms...
  • Venezuelan Approach To Combat Voter Fraud in October Election by Chavista Communists

    05/17/2012 2:55:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 8 replies
    Sumate (Vote Monitoring Group in Venezuela) ^ | 12 May 2012 | Sumate Web Site, Caracas, Venezuela
    Why not in the USA? Because Holder, SEIU, ACORN, the DNC, La Raza, the New Black Panther Party, some spineless RINOS and the ACLU won't allow it, that's why. Thwarting rampant ballot stuffing and multiple voting just might tip the scales to make him Former President Barack Hussein Obama. Hmm mmm MMM!
  • The FREE REPUBLIC COMMANDANTE HUGO CHAVEZ DEATH - BETTING POOL (HERE)

    05/10/2012 10:33:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 117 replies
    Free Republic -- AmericanInTokyo ^ | 11 May 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Looks like the end is drawing near, and one can smell sulphur. I will guess first. (Location is optional but I put one down anyway). Please join, too.
  • Hugo Chavez looks to God as cancer clouds future

    05/07/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 44 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 5/7/2012 | yahoo news
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent much of his career praising the socialist ideas of famed atheists such as Karl Marx and Fidel Castro. Now in the thick of a prolonged battle against cancer, however, the leftist leader is drawing inspiration from a spiritual leader: Jesus Christ. Chavez has been praying for divine intervention during increasingly infrequent appearances on television, holding up a crucifix while vowing to overcome his illness. He says living with cancer has made him "more Christian," talk that has spurred speculation that cancer might cut short his bid for re-election in October....
  • Talk of Chavez cancer downturn rattles Venezuela

    05/04/2012 11:23:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2012 | Andrew Cawthorne
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's absence from the spotlight, his creation of a formal advisory committee, and media leaks of medical details are feeding speculation of a downturn in his nearly year-long battle with cancer. With a presidential election looming for October 7 in the OPEC nation ruled by Chavez since 1999, Venezuelans are obsessively focused on his condition and fretting about the consequences of a possible succession struggle. Should the rumors be true - and they are fiercely denied by government officials - an end to the Chavez era would shake Venezuela and have major repercussions around...
  • Israel, only 'free' country in the region, ranks 65th in the world for press freedoms

    05/02/2012 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Milagros · 12 replies
    TimesOfIsrael ^ | May 1, 2012 | Hillary Zaken and AP
    Israel, only 'free' country in the region, ranks 65th in the world for press freedoms Freedom House Report: Israel maintains 'free' status, though just barely By Hillary Zaken and AP May 1, 2012, 12:07Global media freedom showed no overall decline for the first time in eight years, according to Freedom House's annual survey of freedom of the press, released Tuesday. Israel was ranked the only Free country in the Middle East and North Africa, with a rating of 30.The rating ties it with Greece and makes it the 65th most free country in the world for press freedoms.As decades-old authoritarian...
  • With Venezuelan Food Shortages, Some Blame [Chavez's] Price Controls [milk, chicken, toilet paper]

    05/02/2012 8:27:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2012 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    a full hour and a half before the store would open, about two dozen people were already in line shortages of staples like milk, meat and toilet paper are a chronic part of life here The shortages affect both the poor and the well-off “I’m wasting my day here standing in line to buy one chicken and some rice.” Venezuela was long one of the most prosperous countries in the region, with sophisticated manufacturing, vibrant agriculture and strong businesses, making it hard for many residents to accept such widespread scarcities. many economists call it a classic case of a government...
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chávez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • Hugo Chávez’s agony

    04/30/2012 5:52:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 30, 2012 | CARLOS ALBERTO MONTANER
    President Hugo Chávez’s Cuban doctors have already told him that he will most likely not be alive by October’s elections. It’s not a certainty but a statistical estimate. People his age who are affected by the aggressive cancer that afflicts him, complicated by the generalized metastasis that has spread, usually have only a few months to live. It is only a macabre average. One of Chávez’s first reactions was to phone a friendly chief of state to tell him about it. Hereafter, he will do increasingly stranger things. Like any other moribund person, he needs encouragement, compassion, loving pats on...
  • When Hugo Chavez Battles Supply and Demand Curves, Guess What Happens?

    04/30/2012 5:00:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Haiti may be the poorest nation in the Americas. Cuba may have the dictator with the longest lifespan. But Venezuela arguably has the worst government. Not the clownish dictator, Hugo Chavez, is trying to repeal the laws of economics. How’s that working out for him?Well, here’s some of what the New York Times wrote.By 6:30 a.m., a full hour and a half before the store would open, about two dozen people were already in line. They waited patiently, not for the latest iPhone, but for something far more basic: groceries. …Venezuela is one of the world’s top oil producers at...
  • Venezuelan judge expected to provide valuable information in drug cases

    04/24/2012 10:42:53 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 2 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | 4/18/2012 | Antonio Maria Delgado and Jay Weaver | McClatchy Newspapers
    MIAMI — A former Venezuelan Supreme Court justice flown by federal agents to the United States is likely to be a trove of valuable information for U.S. authorities investigating the nexus of cocaine, payoffs and corruption in the government of President Hugo Chavez. Ex-Judge Eladio Aponte Aponte, who is associated with a Venezuelan kingpin facing indictment in New York, is expected to supply the Drug Enforcement Administration with the names of high-level suspects in the cocaine trade, Chavez government and its military, according to sources familiar with the former justice and other observers. "Aponte is bringing enough information to prove...
  • After Chávez, the Narcostate-If You Liked Chavez, You’ll Love the Drug Lords Plotting to Replace Him

    04/12/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | APRIL 11, 2012 | ROGER F. NORIEGA
    There are powerful men in Venezuela who are far worse than Hugo Chávez. And if Obama keeps "leading from behind" in Latin America, that's who we very well might get.Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez has tried for 10 months to conceal the fact that he is losing his bout with cancer, determined to appear in command of his revolutionary regime and the nation's future. This past Holy Week, however, television cameras captured him pleading for his life before a crucifix in his hometown church, his mother looking on without the slightest glint of hope on her face. Chávez's raw emotion startled...
  • Venezuela is obliged to be nation of giants

    04/06/2012 10:24:28 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    avn. ^ | 06/04/2012 | staff
    Hugo Chavez; all Venezuelans, fight for being greater and greater everyday, "we are obliged to be giants, a nation of giants…(a) new in independence we are struggling for, not only in our land but in our homeland... Teach it to those little people who are growing, who are coming to life." That strength the fathers and mothers is the same, all Venezuelans shall have to "face the kingdom(s) of man, of humans, of that Jesus of Nazareth who came over 2,000 years ago. But, unfortunately, we have separated (become corrupted) from that world and it is good to remember it...
  • 'Jesus ... do not take me yet,' Hugo Chavez weeps

    04/06/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 6, 2012
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass 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 Thursday the...
  • Hugo Chavez en Route to Brazilian Hospital with Complications? (to treat radiation burns)

    04/05/2012 10:58:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 5, 2010 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Brazilian media is reporting that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will make an emergency trip to Brazil after allegedly suffering intestinal burns during his radiation treatment in Cuba. Chávez, who in June of last year revealed that Cuban doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his abdominal region, has been going back-and-forth from the island nation for treatment. The Associated Press reported earlier on Thursday that the Venezuelan leader had returned to his country on Wednesday night from radiation treatment in Cuba. "So far, fortunately there hasn't been any adverse reaction to the treatment," Chavez said Wednesday, according to The...
  • Photo: Caracas Morgue overflows with bodies

    03/22/2012 6:42:21 AM PDT · by GeronL · 14 replies · 1+ views
    If you want to see a high crime and high murder rate, go to the socialist paradises like Venezuela. The story at the link is in spanish, but the photo has caused a sensation, including a direct attempt at censorship. The Caracas Morgue runneth over:
  • Joe K3 defends dad on Venezuela oil

    03/11/2012 10:58:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 11, 2012 | John Zaremba
    Joseph P. Kennedy III is defending his dad’s vocal support for oil-rich U.S. antagonist and Iran ally Venezuela, saying the deal his father’s power-for-the-poor nonprofit struck with a state-run petrol firm has done plenty of good and little, if any, harm.
  • 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 needs more cancer treatment

    03/04/2012 10:50:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 4, 2012 1:31pm EST | Andrew Cawthorne and Eyanir Chinea
    President Hugo Chavez said he will need radiation treatment for cancer during the run-up to Venezuela's October presidential poll, even though he insisted there was no evidence of metastasis after the removal of another tumor. "I will live! I will overcome!" the 57-year-old socialist leader said in a televised meeting with some cabinet colleagues from Cuba, where he underwent an operation six days ago for a recurrence of the cancer that first struck him last year. … Chavez gave no word on when he would return to Venezuela. He scoffed at "speculators with nothing better to do", who had suggested...
  • 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....
  • Venezuela's Chavez says his cancer is likely back

    02/22/2012 5:19:38 AM PST · by vg0va3 · 9 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 22, 2:18 AM EST | FABIOLA SANCHEZ
    Chavez told Venezuelans on Tuesday that doctors in Cuba had over the weekend found a two-centimeter (less than an inch) lesion in the same place where they removed a cancerous tumor last year.
  • 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. http://www.youtube.com/v/crLvDxZOVOY
  • Venezuela ships fuel to war-torn Syria

    02/17/2012 12:59:17 AM PST · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/2012 | Reuters
    The government of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is emerging as a rare supplier of diesel to Syria, potentially undermining Western sanctions and helping the Syrian government fuel its military in the middle of a bloody crackdown on civilian protests. A cargo of diesel, which can be used to fuel army tanks or as heating fuel, was expected to arrive at Syria's Mediterranean port of Banias this week, according to two traders and shipping data. The cargo could be worth up to $50 million. Chavez is a vociferous advocate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who face pressure...
  • 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>
  • Chavez in Blatant Anti-Semitic Attack on Rival

    02/16/2012 12:39:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/12 | Gil Ronen
    enezuela's ailing strongman Hugo Chavez unleashed a crude anti-Semitic attack on a rising opposition figure, Henrique Capriles Radonski, the New York Sun reported Thursday. Capriles is a Catholic whose maternal grandparents were Jews from Poland. That makes him a Jew, by Jewish standards. He is emerging as a challenger to succeed Chavez, who suffers from cancer. According to the Sun, a broadcast titled “The Enemy Is Zionism” on the main and official government radio station in Caracas said that Capriles had worked for private firms “linked to the interests of the Zionist bourgeoisie.” It called him part of a “fascist...
  • Iran 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

    02/09/2012 4:03:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On the campaign trail, presidential candidate Barack Obama once called for a "reset" policy with Iran. Supposedly, the unpopularity of the Texan provocateur George W. Bush and his administration's inability to finesse "soft power" had needlessly alienated the Iranian theocracy. After all, the widely quoted but highly politicized 2007 National Intelligence Estimate claimed that Iran had ceased work on a bomb in 2003 and would not have a weapon for the foreseeable future. That flawed analysis fueled another popular talking point: that the Bush-Cheney warmongers were looking for more phantom weapons of mass destruction in Iran of the sort that...
  • 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.
  • Chavez still battling cancer, Spanish newspaper says

    01/24/2012 4:29:41 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 24 Jan 2012
    (CNN) -- Cancer has spread in Hugo Chavez's colon, spine and bones, and the Venezuelan president could have only nine months to live, Spain's ABC newspaper reported Monday, citing medical records provided by unidentified intelligence sources. "His health appears to be deteriorating at a more rapid pace. Clearly there has been metastasis in the bones and the spine," the ABC report says, citing what it said were doctors' observations after medical tests December 30. The newspaper did not divulge its sources or detail how it checked the information's accuracy, and CNN was unable to verify the report. An official in...
  • Red Lines (Oliver North on Obama and Iran)

    01/19/2012 8:06:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 20, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — On Dec. 31, just hours before a New Year's Eve celebration, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Section 1245 of the law contains language providing authority to impose economic sanctions on Iran in order to deter the ayatollahs from acquiring nuclear weapons. White House efforts to have the sanctions provision stripped from the bill failed, and the measure became law with a quiet flourish of the presidential pen. Ever since, Washington and Tehran have been waging a war of words. None of this works to the advantage of the American...
  • 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...
  • Ahmedinejad Visits Latin America, Washington Implores and Seethes

    01/11/2012 11:40:16 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies · 2+ views
    oilprice.com ^ | 11/01/2012 | John Daly
    At the best of times, the U.S. government is regarded as somewhat out of touch with what’s happening in the American “heartland,” much less the world at large, so much so that the phrase “inside the Beltway” was coined to define the syndrome. But every now and again, an incident occurs that so perfectly encapsulates Washington’s self-absorbed navel gazing that little further comment is needed. On 9 January U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland provided such a “Kodak moment” to the Washington press corps. The object of her concern? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s visit to Latin America, where he is...
  • Iran starts uranium enrichment, condemns American to death

    01/09/2012 11:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2012 7:56pm EST | Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has begun enriching uranium deep inside a mountain and sentenced an American to death for spying, angering the West and undermining hopes that diplomacy could avert further sanctions or war. The start of enrichment at the Fordow bunker near the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Qom was confirmed on Monday by an Iranian official in Tehran and by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran says its nuclear program is purely non-military but the West believes it is designed to produce nuclear weapons. The Islamic Republic's decision to carry out enrichment work deep underground could eventually make it much...
  • Iran leader defends nuclear program on LatAm trip

    01/09/2012 11:28:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | IAN JAMES | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his country's nuclear program as he began a four-nation tour of Latin America, joining his ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in accusing the U.S. and its allies of using the dispute to unjustly threaten Iran.[snip] Both leaders planned to travel to Nicaragua on Tuesday for the inauguration of newly re-elected President Daniel Ortega, and then Ahmadinejad will also visit Cuba and Ecuador.
  • U.S. Expels Venezuelan Consul in Miami

    01/08/2012 4:01:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/12
    The United States has ordered the expulsion of Venezuela’s consul general in Miami, AFP reported on Sunday. The expulsion comes amid reports linking the diplomat to an alleged Iranian plot to target sensitive U.S. facilities with cyber attacks. According to the report, the Venezuelan embassy in Washington was notified on Friday that Livia Acosta Noguera, the consul general in Miami, had been declared persona non grata and had until Tuesday to leave the country...
  • 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.
  • Allen West- Venezuelan Missiles Could Threaten South Florida

    01/07/2012 11:17:57 PM PST · by csd · 5 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | Jan 8, 2012 | The Shark Tank
    President Obama’s recent decision to drastically cut future military spending puts the United States in a weakened position vis-a-vis despot regimes and terrorist organizations who are always looking for gratuitous opportunities to attack U.S. interests, according to Congressman Allen West. West says that “there is a sense of weakness that we are conveying, and there is a window of opportunity that people like Iran are seeing.” According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Obama’s proposed cuts to the military budget “could shrink by over 30%” in the next decade- The Administration projects outlays at 2.7% of GDP in 2021,...
  • Chavez Falls Off The Edge of the World

    01/05/2012 10:35:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    The American Interest ^ | December 30, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Hugo Chavez has a new theory: that the US has developed a secret technology and is using it to give cancer to left wing Latin American rulers that we don’t like. After all, Fidel Castro, the Hero of Venezuela himself, the president of Paraguay, the current and former presidents of Brazil and now Cristina Kirchner of Argentina have all come down with (quite different) cancers. Bringing the logical acuity and sure grasp of the laws of probability and of cause and effect that he brings to all his policy making, Chavez, the Times of India reports, has shared his reasoning...
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 01 January 2012, 11:35 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET - quote: Dissemination *_is_* collection I always get a kick out of people who tell me I give away intelligence for free. What I do is watch how information moves. Keep in mind that the subject covered on this site are pretty darn esoteric by most standards. What kind of people, for example, even know who Oussama Salhab is? Answers include: Oussama Salhab, his family, friends, associates in and out of Hizballah, people he does business with, spies of various nations, etc. Yep. The barn is free, and so is the food.
  • 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:...
  • Venezuela Journal Part IV (Andrew Zimmern MUST Visit San Cristobal!)

    12/31/2011 8:49:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Self | December 31, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Paging Andrew Zimmern! Paging Andrew Zimmern!!! You MUST visit San Cristobal and the surrounding region of the state of Tachira. I´m a big fan of ¨Bizzare Foods¨ and I believe the closest Zimmern has ever come to this area was Ecuador. Keep in mind that the state of Tachira was almost completely cut off from the rest of Venezuela until early in the 20th century due to the high mountains and lack of adequate roads. Therefore this region developed its own unique cuisine in isolation from the rest of the country. Access to these many foods is easy accessible at...
  • Venezuela Journal Part III (Plastered With a Priest...And Drunken Moonwalking)

    12/30/2011 9:11:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Self | December 30, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I can´t say that I´m a fan of Michael Jackson. I´m not particularly fond of his music nor do I agree with a lot of his lifestyle which best be left unmentioned. However, I do have to give Jackson credit for bringing us an incredible innovation...Moonwalking. And it was Moonwalking, or at least the drunken version of it, that made yours truly a big hit at a mountain resort wedding party on Wednesday. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let us drop back a few hours from your humble correspondent´s drunken Moonwalk to our arrival at the resort. We...
  • Bienvenidos Desde La Republica Capitalista (en un futuro cercano) de Venezuela!!! (Part II)

    12/29/2011 10:15:53 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Self | December 29, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Before I tell you what happened on my second day in Venezuela, a correction on the geography. San Cristobal is about 600 miles mainly west and only a little south of Caracas rather than just south as I posted before. It is in the state of Tachira which is one of three Andean states of Venezuela. Andean which means it is part of the Andes as you can tell from the heights of the nearby mountains and the coolness of the weather. Anybody into hang gliding would love it here. Right near the airport where I landed we spotted somebody...