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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Statement from National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton on Venezuela

    01/13/2019 11:49:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    The White House ^ | January 11, 2019 | J:ohn Bolton
    The United States does not recognize Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s illegitimate claim to power. His “election” in May 2018 was viewed internationally as not free, fair or credible.Today, the people of Venezuela are speaking out against Maduro’s illegitimate claim. The Trump Administration resolutely supports the Venezuelan National Assembly, the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people. In particular, we support the courageous decision of the National Assembly President, Juan Guaido, to invoke protections under Venezuela’s constitution and declare that Maduro does not legitimately hold the country’s presidency.We hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for the...
  • 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...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation

    01/14/2019 4:17:40 PM PST · by rktman · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | M Knowles
    The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism. The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may indeed be the voice of her ignorant generation. During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, “When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?” He neglected to mention the vicious socialist regimes of Cambodia, Ethiopia, Poland, Romania, North...
  • Russia will buy Bitcoin to avoid US sanctions, economist claims

    01/14/2019 1:23:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 01/14/2019 | Luke Thompson
    A high-profile Moscow economist has reportedly said the Russian government is looking to invest in Bitcoin next month. Australian crypto news website micky.com claims to have spoken with Vladislav Ginko, a lecturer at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow. “US sanctions may be mitigated only through Bitcoin use,” the site quoted Ginko as saying. “I believe that the Russia [government] will start diversifying its reserves with Bitcoin in February this year when US Congress will introduce… new sanctions against Russia,” he reportedly said. Ginko estimated that the first wave of Russian investment in crypto...
  • The Democrats' Sandinista Wing Is Lining Up: NYC Mayor Won't Rule Out 2020 Run

    01/13/2019 3:03:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Well, we knew that the Democratic field in 2020 was going to be crowded. It was going to be filled by everyone. From Julian Castro to Sen. Liz Warren (D-MA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), every so-called up-and-coming Democrats thinks they have a shot to take on President Trump in the next presidential election. It remains to be seen. Gabbard and Castro are lightweights with zero constituencies. Harris has a problem with the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. And Warren won’t be able to appeal to voters who aren’t super liberal and super condescending. Oh, there...
  • Venezuela's defense minister would like socialist dictator Maduro to resign

    01/10/2019 2:27:20 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    In Venezuela, the main thing we hope and watch for is the whole disaster ending. The people are starving. The aid is not getting through. The oil is gone. The cocaine is out of control. The terrorists are running wild. The torture has started. The oil infrastructure is collapsing. The currency is rotten, with inflation in seven digits. The corruption tops Mobutu's. The country is selling itself out like a raddled street whore to hostile powers in exchange for military weapons and foreign troops to base there, and getting itself into deep-dive debt. Millions are fleeing. The neighbors are angry....
  • Anniversary of a Fake News Classic by The New York Times

    01/05/2019 8:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “One Thousand Killed in 5 days of Fierce Street Fighting!” read a New York Times headline on Jan 4, 1959. The fake news headline dealt with the (utterly bogus) “battle” of Santa Clara in central Cuba where Ernesto “Che” Guevara earned much of his enduring (and totally bogus) martial fame. “Commander Che Guevara appealed to Batista troops for a truce to clear the streets of casualties,” continues the breathless The New York Times article. “Guevara turned the tide in this bloody battle and whipped a Batista force of 3,000 men!”A year later, Che’s own diaries revealed that his forces (which actually numbered...
  • VLAD’S NUKE ISLAND Russia is setting up a military base on Caribbean island to host NUCLEAR BOMBERS

    12/26/2018 11:08:03 PM PST · by familyop · 49 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 27, 2018 | Gerard du Cann
    RUSSIA has sent supersonic bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea, according to reports. This follows news earlier in the month that the former-Soviet state was planning to set up its first military base in the Caribbean after striking a deal with cash-strapped Venezuela. Venezuela’s socialist president Nicolas Maduro did not object to the proposals, according to Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta. The deployment will represent the one of the largest postings of the Russian military in the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Under Venezuelan law, military bases cannot be...
  • Oh, great. Russia takes over Venezuela’s oil industry

    12/26/2018 6:42:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 26, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    We already learned that Russia was sending bombers to Venezuela for military exercises and supporting the country’s imploding economy. What could Vladimir Putin have wanted in exchange? We’re probably seeing the answer come into focus as Russia moves in to “help” Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro as we head into the new year. Putin is going to bail out Maduro’s failing government with some cash in exchange for establishing some measure of control over that nation’s vast crude oil reserves that are currently lying mostly dormant. (WaPo) As allies go, Venezuela is a relatively cheap one for Russia. But the potential...
  • Venezuela Invades Guyana to Block Exxon Mobil Oil Exploration

    12/25/2018 5:33:00 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2018 | Frances Martel
    The Venezuelan Navy illegally entered the waters of Guyana this weekend and forced a ship contracted by Exxon Mobil to conduct oil research in the area to vacate, The incident, which Guyanese authorities angrily denounced and vowed to bring to the attention of the United Nations, reignites a feud Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro began with the neighboring country in 2015, claiming as much as two-thirds of Guyana itself belonged to Venezuela. Guyana has repeatedly noted that Venezuela signed an agreement in 1899 on the territory in question and no disputes remain as to who owns that land. Exxon Mobil...
  • Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Kavanaugh Accuser’s Legal Team (Also McCabe's attorney)

    09/24/2018 2:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 23, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    Former Justice Department inspector general and federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich and his consulting firm have joined the legal team supporting Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Bromwich tweeted Saturday that he was “honored to be joining” Blasey’s attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Blanks as she prepares testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. Bromwich, who helped investigate the Iran-Contra scandal for the federal Office of Independent Counsel, is also representing former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump, was fired...
  • Recalling Obama's Younger Days

    05/15/2008 9:24:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 203+ views
    cbs ^ | May 15, 2008
    Old Friends Recount Memories Of The Presidential Hopeful Before His Political Success (AP) The way Sohale Siddiqi remembers it, he and his old roommate were walking his pug Charlie on Broadway when a large, scary bum approached them, stomping on the ground near the dog's head. This was in the 1980s, a time when New York was a fearful place beset by drugs and crime, when the street smart knew that the best way to handle the city's derelicts was to avoid them entirely. But Siddiqi was angry and he confronted the bum, who approached him menacingly. Until his skinny,...
  • Desperate women fleeing Venezuela sell hair, breast milk, sex to get by

    12/22/2018 1:16:06 PM PST · by Baynative · 83 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/22/18 | Hollie McKay
    Thousands upon thousands of Venezuelans pour into Colombia over the crowd cross-country bridge, their faces gaunt, carrying little more than a backpack. Rail-thin women cradle their tiny babies, and beg along the trash-strewn gutters. Teens hawk everything from cigarettes to sweets and water for small change. The young, the old and the disabled cluster around the lone Western Union office – recently established to deal with the Venezuelan influx – in the hopes of receiving or sending a few dollars to send home. Without passports or work permits, the Venezuelans – many with university degrees or decent jobs in what...
  • Nicaraguan authorities raid, shut down critical TV station

    12/22/2018 7:38:21 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec 22, 2018
    Nicaraguan authorities have raided the offices of a critical television station and shut it down, a week after raiding the offices of non-governmental groups and a newspaper. Lucia Pineda, press director for the 100% Noticias station, sent WhatsApp messages to other journalists saying that station director Miguel Mora was detained during the Friday night raid. Backers of President Daniel Ortega had filed criminal complaints accusing Mora of generating hate and during a wave of anti-government protests that broke out in April. Pineda also said police were taking away control equipment from the station, which went off the air. Other journalists...
  • Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

    12/14/2018 11:35:13 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-14-2018 | Holly McKay
    As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons. “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear...
  • Police raid Nicaragua journalist's offices in crackdown on dissent

    12/14/2018 10:49:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Ismael Lopez
    MANAGUA - Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a prominent journalist often critical of President Daniel Ortega, the latest sign of a broad crackdown on civil society and independent media organizations. Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the son of former president Violeta Chamorro, runs the digital newspaper Confidencial and hosts television news programs. He blamed the Thursday night raid and seizure of equipment on increasingly authoritarian efforts to purge the country of domestic dissent. “This was an absurd attack on free expression,” the award-winning Chamorro told Reuters on Friday.
  • Venezuela's last anti-Maduro newspaper publishes final print edition

    12/14/2018 10:54:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Vivian Sequera
    CARACAS - Venezuela’s El Nacional newspaper, which has been heavily critical of the ruling Socialist Party, on Friday published its last print edition after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy. The paper, which is transitioning to a web format, has found it increasingly difficult to obtain newsprint due to exchange controls that make imports nearly impossible, and has potentially massive payments in a defamation lawsuit brought by Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello. “I want to think that this is a pause,” said the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Patricia Spadaro, at a press conference in the...
  • Nicaragua: Priest Attacked in the Cathedral with Sulfuric Acid

    12/09/2018 5:55:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Fr. Mario Guevara was Hearing ConfessionsFr. Mario Guevara, aged 59, vicar of Managua Cathedral, suffered a sulfuric acid attack on December 5, 2018, when a 24-year-old woman threw the acid on the priest’s face and body while he was in the cathedral hearing confessions. This is according to a December 6 report by Fides News Agency. According to information obtained by Fides, the rector of the cathedral took Fr. Guevara immediately to the hospital for treatment. Despite serious burns, the priest’s condition appears stable. The woman, detained by people in the cathedral as she tried to escape, was arrested by...