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  • Venezuela's Guaido launches national tour in 'new phase' to oust Maduro

    03/17/2019 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/16/19 | Tibisay Romero
    VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader and National Assembly head Juan Guaido said on Saturday he was launching a "new phase" in his push to oust President Nicolas Maduro, pledging to travel across the country before "reclaiming" the presidential palace. Guaido, who invoked the constitution in January to assume an interim presidency, saying Maduro's re-election was illegitimate, called on thousands of supporters to stay committed to what he dubbed "Operation Freedom." "Very soon, when we have visited and organized every inch ... we will go to Miraflores and reclaim what belongs to the Venezuelan people," Guaido said, referring to...
  • Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water

    03/11/2019 5:18:29 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-11-2019 | Brian Ellsworth, Vivian Sequera
    CARACAS (Reuters) - As Venezuela’s five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined - a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital, Caracas. Tejedor, 28, joined dozens of people who had flocked to the Guaire river, which snakes along the bottom of a sharp ravine alongside Caracas’ main highway, to fill up a four-gallon (15 litre) plastic container. Unlike the fetid liquid flowing through the Guaire river, the water emerging from the pipe was at least clear. Those who gathered...
  • Ocasio-Cortez again praises Omar, calls her ‘one of the most effective voices right now’

    03/10/2019 6:49:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 10, 2019 | 9:29pm | Chris Perez
    Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to heap praise on fellow freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar early Sunday night — calling her “one of the most effective voices right now.” “Rep. Omar, a survivor of war, is one of the most effective voices right now at cutting through the authoritarian foreign policy tendencies of this administration,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez. She linked back to a post that the Minnesota lawmaker put up earlier in the evening, criticizing President Trump’s handling of the crisis in Venezuela. “Trump and Elliott Abrams cannot be trusted to tell the truth about what’s happening in Venezuela,” Omar tweeted, along with...
  • Venezuela blames Rubio, iguanas for power outages

    03/08/2019 10:50:15 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 32 replies
    Floridian Press ^ | March 8, 2019 | Javier Manjarres
    The situation in Venezuela continues to worsen, as more and more massive power outages or blackouts, are now a constant in that embattle Latin American Country. The Maduro regime-controlled National Electric Corporation (Corpoelec) said that the latest power outage that affected 11 states, including the capitol of Caracas, was an energy attack or sabotage against the state. Venezuela’s legitimate President Juan Guaido, spun it differently, saying that the situation in that country was nothing more than chaotic due to the power outage, adding the outages only prove the inefficiency of Nicolas Maduro’s leadership.
  • Trump to expel dozens of Maduro loyalists from the US....

    03/01/2019 10:46:00 AM PST · by caww · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/1/2020 | Joel Gehrke
    The Trump administration is expelling dozens of officials loyal to Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro from the United States, a top administration official announced Friday. “Maduro supporters that abuse or violate human rights, steal from the Venezuelan people or undermine Venezuela’s democracy are not welcome in the United States,” Special Envoy Elliott Abrams told reporters at the State Department. “Neither are their family members, who enjoy a privileged lifestyle at the expense of liberty and prosperity of millions of Venezuelans.” “We are applying this policy to numerous Maduro-aligned officials and their families,” Abrams said, noting that privacy laws prevented him from...
  • Exclusive: Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week – legislator

    02/28/2019 1:39:34 PM PST · by detective · 35 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | Feb 27, 2019 | Corina Pons and Mayela Armas
    At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro's desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions. The gold was removed in government vehicles between Wednesday and Friday last week when there were no regular security guards present at the bank, Legislator Angel Alvarado and the three government sources said. "They plan to sell it abroad illegally," Alvarado said in an interview. The central bank did not respond to requests for comment. Alvarado and the government...
  • Hundreds of Venezuela's military defect in four days as country spirals into further chaos

    02/27/2019 8:54:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2019 | Elizabeth Llorente
    More than 300 Venezuelan soldiers have defected in just four days as the country plunges deeper into chaos. Soldiers who have sought refuge in Colombia since the weekend told the Associated Press that the catalyst for defection was the command from above to keep desperately needed humanitarian aid from their compatriots. "I was tired of people seeing me as just one more of them," Sgt. Jorge Torres said, referring to President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. "I'm not." A high-stakes plan by the Venezuelan opposition to bring humanitarian aid into the country floundered over the weekend when National Guard troops loyal...
  • Venezuela Calls For Talks Between President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump

    02/27/2019 5:37:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 27, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    Venezuela's foreign minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday called for direct talks between President Nicolas Maduro and his US counterpart Donald Trump, to help ease the crisis gripping his country. "We are proposing the path of dialogue, even with the United States... Why shouldn't they meet, President Trump and President Maduro?" Arreaza said in an address at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. "Enough of all this aggression," he added. The US has led a diplomatic campaign in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido who has declared himself interim president and is recognised by about 50 countries. Maduro has...
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's defiant interview with Tom Llamas: TRANSCRIPT

    02/26/2019 10:08:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | 26 Feb 2019 | Tom Llamas, Ignacio Torres, Kirit Radia, Aicha El Hammar Castano and Joshua Hoyos
    The embattled president said he'd be open to a summit with Donald Trump. A lightly edited transcript of Maduro's interview ABC News Anchor and Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas, which aired on "World News Tonight," follows here: (at link)
  • Some comeuppance for Univision's Jorge Ramos? Detained in Venezuela by Maduro

    02/26/2019 6:53:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Univision's star anchorman, Jorge Ramos, got a taste of what a real dictator is over in Caracas, when, after showing Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro a cell phone video of starving Venezuelans eating out of a garbage truck, found himself and his television crew shoved in a dark room for two and a half hours in detention, only to be released with their expensive television equipment and interview material stolen. Here's the Washington Post report of what went down: Journalist Jorge Ramos and his Univision team were detained at Nicolás Maduro's presidential palace in the Venezuelan capital Monday, reportedly because Maduro didn't like the...
  • Venezuelan President Maduro's right-hand man evacuates his two youngest children to China (trunc)

    02/25/2019 9:19:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Adry Torres
    Full Title: Venezuelan President Maduro's right-hand man evacuates his two youngest children to China under fake names as Mike Pence turns the screws with public show of support for rival Guaido (snip)...Ticketing receipts posted to social media confirmed the politician's children hopped on a Friday afternoon flight in Havana before making a short stop in Moscow on Saturday morning. After a nearly two-hour layover, the siblings headed off to Beijing where they landed shortly after midnight Sunday.
  • Pence announces new sanctions on Maduro regime

    02/25/2019 9:35:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | February 25, 2019 | EMILY TILLETT, OLIVIA GAZIS
    ... Earlier, Pence met with Venezuela's interim President Juan Guaidó to express "resolute" U.S. support for Guido's leadership. Pence spoke alongside Guaidó and the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez during their trilateral meeting. Pence said Mr. Trump sent him to Colombia "to stand with you and to stand with our friends and our allies in Venezuela." He called it a "great privilege" to be able to meet with the interim president, adding, "we are with you 100 percent." The U.S. is "proud to recognize you as the legitimate president of Venezuela," Pence said. Pence urged the international body on...
  • Rubio tweets bloodied Gaddafi photo as he calls for Maduro to step down in Venezuela

    02/24/2019 8:11:13 PM PST · by blueplum · 57 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | Jared Gilmour
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio shared an image Sunday showing a bloodied Muammar Gaddafi, the former authoritarian leader of Libya, in the moments before he was killed — drawing criticism from some who read the Florida lawmaker’s message as one of support for United States-led regime change in Venezuela. Rubio’s tweet had no text. It simply contrasted one picture of the authoritarian Libyan leader smiling in a white jacket and sunglasses, alongside another image...
  • Andy Puzder: As Venezuela is devastated by Maduro, Trump is [confronting the evils of socialism]

    02/24/2019 2:08:47 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Andy Puzder
    With his stirring repudiation of socialism, both at home and abroad, President Trump is proving himself to be the very champion of liberty and freedom the world needs. While previous U.S. leaders have opposed totalitarian regimes, no American president since Ronald Reagan has confronted the evils of socialism as forcefully as Trump is doing today by supporting the people of Venezuela as they retake their country from the corrupt socialist dictatorship of disputed president Nicolas Maduro. President Trump deserves more credit than he is getting for taking this stance against an economic system that throughout its history has created nothing...
  • Trump was right: In Venezuela's wake, protests are now breaking out even in Cuba

    02/24/2019 11:51:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2019 | Monica Showalter
    You don't often hear about protests in Cuba, despite the hellish conditions of that socialist dictatorship, but I suspect that's going to change, and maybe pretty fast. Alberto de la Cruz at Babalu blog reports that protests are breaking out on the communist island dictatorship in the wake of Venezuela's popular fight for freedom: Video from Cuba shows hundreds of Cubans marching on the streets of Havana this Saturday in protest of the communist Castro dictatorship. This rare show of massive dissent in Cuba comes on the eve of the Castro regime’s sham referendum vote to ratify a new communist constitution....
  • Maduro thanks Putin for sending medicines to Venezuela

    02/22/2019 11:34:24 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    TASS Russia ^ | Feb 22, 2019
    CARACAS, February 22. /TASS/. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday expressed gratitude to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the Pan American Health Organization for providing the South American country with medicines. "I’m very thankful to the Pan American Health Organization and Russian President Vladimir Putin for their resolve in delivering medicines," Maduro said in a speech broadcast by Periscope app. Earlier, Russia handed over to Venezuela a cargo with medicines and medical equipment in the framework of the World Health Organization. The ceremony was held at the Caracas International Airport and attended by Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Vladimir Zaemsky...
  • Venezuelan Security Forces Open Fire On Protesters Demanding Food

    02/22/2019 12:30:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2019 | John Sexton
    The NY Times reports that tensions along Venezuela’s border have escalated to the point that government security forces opened fire on protesters, killing at least two people. The battle between the government and protesters is over food. The U.S. and other countries have sent aid to the border. Juan Guaidó has said he wants to get that food aid across the border and into the hands of starving people but Nicolas Maduro’s has ordered his security forces to block the border crossings and reportedly threatened truck drivers about bringing the food across the border. Venezuelan opposition leaders and their...
  • Maduro Forces Gun Down Unarmed Aid Workers,Headlines Vary

    02/22/2019 11:13:01 AM PST · by keat · 23 replies
    February 22, 2019 | ^self
    Amidst reports that Venezuelan Soldiers loyal to Socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro gunned down civilian volunteers attempting to deliver humanitarian aid at the southern border with Brazil, killing one and wounding over a dozen, Marxist media outlets in the US have been mostly silent. Those that have commented have chosen some interesting headlines for the massacre. New York Times Deadly Violence Erupts on Brazil Border in Venezuela Aid Showdown Vox President Maduro’s forces clash with Venezuelans in aid showdown NBC News Woman killed, dozen injured after clash with Venezuelan security forces CNN Venezuela's military kills woman in standoff over international aid...
  • Venezuelan expats in Florida back Trump anti-socialism slam ignorant AOC, Dems(Ones Dems don't want)

    02/22/2019 9:03:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-22-19 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Venezuelan expats in Florida Venezuelan expats in Florida back Trump's anti-socialism rhetoric, slam 'ignorant' AOC, Dems, slam 'ignorant' AOC, Dems DORAL, FLA. - Rosa Viller was living a nightmare in Venezuela. She loved her country but she couldn't take her kids Sharon and Alejandro to the park. In fact, she couldn't take them anywhere without bodyguards for fear they'd be kidnapped and held for ransom. It was no way to live. "My husband was very, very afraid of the situation," she told Fox News. "He told me, 'Rose, we have to leave. We have two little kids. We have good...
  • One dead, multiple injured after Venezuelan national guard opens fire on opposition supporters

    02/22/2019 7:29:19 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2019 | Anthony Faiola
    SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela – Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on a group of civilians attempting to keep open a segment of the southern border with Brazil for deliveries of humanitarian aid, leading to multiple injuries and the first fatality of a massive opposition operation meant to deliver international relief into this devastated South American country, according to an eye-witnesses and community leaders.