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  • <h2>Designating Hezbollah as a terrorist group is a legal tool

    08/04/2020 3:10:28 AM PDT · by Marinario · 2 replies
    SecureFreeSociety ^ | Jan.21.2020
    Designating Hezbollah as a terrorist group is a legal tool On the heels of the Third Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference in Bogota, noted journalist Jana Beris from Colombia’s daily newspaper El Tiempo conducted an extensive interview with SFS Executive Director Joseph Humire on the implications of the recent terrorist designation of Hezbollah (and other Islamist terrorist organizations) by the Duque government in Colombia.  The following is an unofficial translation of the interview: JosephHumire, one of the foremost experts on Hezbollah and Iran in Latin America,doesn’t have any doubt: designating Hezbollah as a foreign terroristorganization isn’t just a political show—it’s a legal...
  • Iran, Turkey, and Venezuela's Super Facilitator: Who Is Alex Saab?

    07/14/2020 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Marinario · 20 replies
    SecureFreeSociety ^ | June 30, 2020 | Joseph M. Humire
    Iran, Turkey, and Venezuela's Super Facilitator: Who Is Slex Saab? On June 12, Alex Nain Saab Morn, a Colombian businessman of Lebanese descent, was arrested atAmlcar Cabral International airportin Cape Verde. This was a huge blow to the Maduro regimes illicit networks, as Saab is a key facilitator, involved in alleged corrupt dealings and money laundering in Venezuela since 2004. His arrest was made after years of investigations on behalf of the U.S. and Colombia to uncover a myriad of shell companies that Saab; his business partner, Alvaro Pulido Vargas; and family members set up. Considered a fugitive in Colombia,...
  • Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before European arrival, genetic study finds

    07/08/2020 9:31:46 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 8, 2020 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Through deep genetic analyses, Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators have found conclusive scientific evidence of contact between ancient Polynesians and Native Americans from the region that is now Colombiasomething that's been hotly contested in the historic and archaeological world for decades. (snip) Before the study brought scientific evidence to the debate, the idea that Native Americans and Polynesians had crossed paths originated from a complexboth in its structure and originscarbohydrate: the sweet potato. It turns out the sweet potato, which was originally domesticated in South and Central America, has also been known to grow in one other place prior...
  • Venezuela seizes empty Colombian combat boats days after failed invasion plot

    05/10/2020 6:48:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | 10 May 2020 | venezuela
    Caracas has accused Colombia and US of plotting to overthrow president Maduro; says military found abandoned vessels in Orinoco river Venezuelas military says it has seized three abandoned Colombian light combat vessels that soldiers found while patrolling the Orinoco river on Saturday, several days after the government accused its neighbour of aiding a failed invasion plot. In a statement, the defence ministry said the boats were equipped with machine guns and ammunition, but had no crew, adding they were discovered as part of a nationwide operation to guarantee Venezuelas freedom and sovereignty. According to a preliminary investigation the boats were...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/30/2020

    03/30/2020 6:51:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Republican governors issue orders to stay home giving them a new and different name but first.... "We discussed with each other whether our rights can be taken by an order from a governor or an agency, and if they can be, what good are our rights?" Ammon Bundy spoke those words Friday following a Thursday night meeting in Emmett, Idaho in response to the "stay at home" order issued by Idaho's Republican Governor Brad Little.... In Iraq the United States has deployed two Patriot missile batteries and is expected to eventually deploy at least four.... The Saudi-led coalition staging air...
  • Feds charge Venezuelan President Maduro, other top officials with narco-terrorism

    03/26/2020 7:49:17 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | ANTONIO MARIA DELGADO AND JAY WEAVER
    In a stunning announcement amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department plans to announce Thursday that Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro and other government officials have been charged with turning Venezuela into a narco-state by collaborating with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group that exported tons of cocaine to the United States. An indictment, to be unveiled at a virtual news conference in Washington, D.C., accuses Maduro and other top officials in his socialist regime of conspiring with the U.S.-designated terrorist group known as the FARC so that Venezuela could be used for narcotics shipments to finance a long-running civil war against...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 3/22/2020

    03/22/2020 9:32:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The coronavirus news later but first.... In Colombia tonight at least 23 reported dead, others injured in a prison riot. 83 were also injured in what is being called an attempted breakout from the La Modelo prison in the capital city of Bogota.... "If it doesn't take steps to hold accountable those responsible for the attacks on coalition forces, which are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government, the US will be forced to continue to protect our forces proactively" US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker held a conference call with the media on...
  • Colombia high court upholds abortion restrictions

    03/02/2020 11:08:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.03.2020 | jcg/stb (dpa, Reuters)
    Colombias Constitutional Court ruled on Monday to maintain the status quo on the countrys abortion law, which allows a pregnancy to be terminated under three specific situations. The decision ended weeks of debate about whether to expand abortion rights in the Latin American nation. Abortion is illegal in Colombia, but the procedure can be performed in case of rape or incest, if there are fatal fetal abnormalities, or if the pregnancy endangers the mothers physical or mental health. These exceptions have been in place since 2006. The courts ruling came in response to a legal challenge that sought to reinstate...
  • Three al-Qaeda jihadis caught trying to enter the US with Colombian passports

    01/26/2020 1:35:54 PM PST · by gattaca · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 24, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    But remember: anyone who says that the immigration issue involves national security is a racist, bigoted Islamophobe. Three al-Qaeda terrorists caught trying to enter US with Colombian passports, by Steve Balestrieri, SOFREP, January 24, 2020: Three members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group were stopped and apprehended trying to fly into Dallas while using passports from Colombia. The three entered Colombia via Venezuela. The three al-Qaeda members who are from Syria, entered Colombia in La Guajira, in northeast Colombia. The three men were able to obtain actual passports as they had documentation experts located in the country. The RCN channel was...
  • Colombia protests: Troops stay on streets as unrest continues

    11/24/2019 5:06:39 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/23/19 | bbc staff
    Colombia's President Ivn Duque has said security forces will remain on the streets to maintain order, as protests continued for a third day. The anti-government demonstrations erupted on Thursday, when more than 250,000 marched in a national strike. They started peacefully but clashes between protesters and police have since broken out, and there have been reports of vandalism and looting. Mr Duque said troops would carry out joint patrols with police. "We express the total and absolute rejection of all Colombians for the vandalism, for the terrorism, for the looting," Mr Duque told reporters on Saturday. At least three people...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Its Cliven Bundy Versus Karl Marx Not...

    11/24/2019 3:47:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    There;s a lot of America's heartland that's been gutted out by the forces of Big Government and Big Business but some Americans still have that good vision for the farmlands and ranch lands of our country under federal government control. The Republicans moving the Bureau of Land Management office to Grand Junction, Colorado doesn't change the principle of federal control that strangles the use of the land and put people like Dwight and Steven Hammond in jail. When Ammon Bundy brought his peaceful protest..... In our world today much rage obviously in the spirit of anarchy and Marxism-Leninism manifesting itself...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/22/2019 Newsdump Friday

    11/22/2019 10:00:52 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A curfew imposed in he capital city of Colombia Bogota as anti-government protests swept the city Friday.... "A perfect storm of screw ups" That's Attorney General William Barr's assessment of the events surrounding the death of convicted sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein..... Prince Andrew's private secretary Amanda Thirsk moving to a new position..... The leaking is underway ahead of the Justice Department Inspector General's report coming out December 9th... President Trump bringing together the e-cigarette industry and anti-vaping forces at the White House today.... New testing of Russia's nuclear powered cruise missile is set to be held...
  • Passing over US, Bolivia nearly doubles land slated for coca plantation

    03/10/2017 10:07:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 9, 2017 | By Martin Arostegui
    On Wednesday, President Evo Morales, a former coca grower, signed the bill into law allowing farmers to plant up to 54,000 acres in coca up from 29,000 under the previous legislation. Bolivia is the worlds third largest cocaine producer after Colombia and Peru. Once the new law goes in effect, Morales government has said it wants to industrialize the added production, but analysts and critics fear it will be diverted to cocaine production. Opposition lawmakers are planning to sue to block the law, calling it unconstitutional because it breaches international treaties. They said it would turn Bolivia into a...
  • Venezuela's Chavez worked with Marxist guerrillas to inundate US with cocaine

    09/16/2019 10:05:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/19 | Rafael Berna
    The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez in the mid-2000s attempted to coordinate with Colombian guerrillas to flood the United States with cocaine, according to federal prosecutors' documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal. According to the documents, former Venezuelan Supreme Court Magistrate Eladio Aponte took part in a meeting where Chvez in 2005 convened his closest advisers to draw up plans to ship cocaine to the United States with the help of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). SNIP During the meeting, Chvez urged the group, in substance and in part, to promote his policy objectives, including to combat...
  • Mafia state: How Venezuela became worse than a narco state'

    07/11/2019 8:26:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07 10 2019 | Kristin Myers
    Thanks to oil, Venezuela was once the wealthiest country in the region before becoming the continents poorest, ravaged by corruption and feckless economic policy. And amid the economic decline, high-ranking government officials became conspicuously wealthy. But how? According to U.S. indictments, former government officials, and regional experts, officials linked to the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah and members of Maduros government built a massive drug syndicate while most of the country increasingly struggled to find food to eat, or medicine to care for the sick. Venezuela was a narco state several years ago, but it has become darker and...
  • CIS Report: 35K Africans Heading For U.S. Border

    07/03/2019 11:55:35 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/2/2019 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    The news that Congolese possibly infected with Ebola virus were streaming across the southwest border of the United States with the tsunami of Central American migrants was bad enough. Even worse is the latest report from the Center for Immigration Studies: 35,000 Africans are tramping north for the U.S. border in the hope of ensconcing themselves in U.S. sanctuary cities. Theyre headed this way through the Darin Gap, a 66-mile long swath of rough territory in the borderlands of Colombia and Panama. More False Asylum Claims The 35,000 Cameroonians, Ghanaians, and Congolese, along with Haitians, Cubans, and some from the...
  • In a first, India votes in favour of Israel at UN against Palestine human rights body

    06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    the print.in ^ | 11 june 2019 | Nayanima Basu
    In an unprecedented move last week, India voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’. This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which New Delhi sees both Israel and Palestine as separate and independent countries, seeking to bring peace in West Asia.The vote, which took place on 6 June at the UN, saw countries such as US, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, South Korea and Canada polling in favour of...
  • Missing Mifsud was hidden in Rome

    05/04/2019 5:55:39 AM PDT · by kabar · 50 replies
    El Foglio ^ | April 18, 2019 | Luciano Capone
    One of the key turning points in the investigation happened in Italy. It is no coincidence that US Senator Lindsay Graham, one of Trump's closest allies and one of the leading critics of Mueller's investigation, has been visiting Rome over the last few days. There are many unanswered questions, one of the most important being: where is Joseph Mifsud? Il Foglio does not know, but it can reveal where he hid for seven months after disappearing: in Rome, in a rented flat paid by Link Campus University. Mifsud taught there, and Il Foglio understands that he owns 35 per cent...
  • Treasure Hunters Wanted: to Retrieve Sunken Gold From 18thC Spanish Galleon

    07/24/2017 9:49:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 14 July 2017
    Colombia on Friday opens bidding for investors willing to retrieve billions of dollars in gold and silver from an 18th century ship wreck off the country's Caribbean coast. The Spanish galleon "San Jose" was the main ship in a fleet carrying gold and silver -- likely extracted from Spanish colonial mines in Peru and Bolivia -- and other valuables back to King Philip V. It sank in June 1708 during combat with British warships attempting to take its cargo, as part of the War of Spanish Succession. Only a handful of the ship's crew of 600 survived. President Juan Manuel...
  • Colombians are getting tired of illegal Venezuelans, personal experience.

    04/02/2019 9:21:14 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 4 replies
    Dallasbiff | April 2, 2019 | Dallasbiff
    I was in Colombia last week and it seemed that the country was overwhelmed by Venezuelans on every street corner begging. They would wear a Venezuelan flag hat and have a cardboard sign saying their plight. I felt sorry for them. God I wish I could have known enough Spanish to say to them, you made your own bed, fix it.