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  • Apocalyptic and Utopian: On Pope Francis' Bolivian Manifesto

    07/25/2015 4:11:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 24, 2015 | James J. Schall
    I have seen firsthand a variety of experiences where workers united in cooperatives and other forms of community organization were able to create work where there were only crumbs of an idolatrous economy. I have seen some of you here, recuperated businesses, local fairs and cooperatives of paper collectors are examples of that popular economy is born of exclusion and which, slowly, patiently and resolutely adopts solidary forms which dignifies it. How different this is than the situation which results when those left behind by the formal market are exploited like slaves.” — Pope Francis, Santa Cruz de la Sierra,...
  • Hammer-and-Sicklegate: What It Reveals

    07/20/2015 7:08:52 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 7/20/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As usual, the neo-Catholic cover-up of disaster has failed. Pope Francis not only accepted but took home with him the blasphemous depiction of Christ on a hammer and sickle—the very symbol of the massacre of scores of millions of Christians in the name of an ideology whose aim was to wipe Christianity off the face of the earth. As Francis revealed on the flight home during his usual off-the-cuff blabbing to reporters: Reporter on plane: Did you leave it there [in Bolivia]? Pope Francis: No, it’s traveling with me. Of course, Francis never said: “that’s not right” when presented with...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 7-19-15 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo’s head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did — to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • Bolivia: Francis, and the Hammer and Sickle

    07/17/2015 4:30:09 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    TFP.org ^ | Created: 15 July 2015 | Destaque Internacional
    One cannot understand how Pope Francis surrounds himself with revolutionary leaders, assumes their ideas are good, and gives them a virtually unconditional support without first hearing renowned specialists who contend—with concrete data to back them up—that private property, free enterprise and the principle of subsidiarity have been a source of social progress and poverty reduction around the world, in spite of deficiencies that should be corrected. Socialism, on the contrary, has been and continues to be (e.g. communist Cuba and Venezuela) an economic system that intrinsically produces poverty, class struggle, and social conflict “Chavez died. Fidel is sick. Francis has...
  • You "ARE" Redeemed be at Peace [charismatic caucus]

    07/14/2015 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Redemption is on its way for those lost and trodded upon as a doormat "Truly" KNOW I stand before you and I have become this for you. So now your declaration is "REDEEMED" for I AM your Redeemer from the lies of the enemy. Redemption is yours eternally just come to Me that I may heal your broken hearts for I AM your Hope and Healer . So now just come and drink from My Love for you are My creation and I love you for you Are My Beloved friend and I have already laid down My life for...
  • Pope Francis - he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix"

    07/13/2015 7:11:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 39 replies
    Rorat Caeli ^ | 07-13-2015 | Rorate Caeli
    Full title: "For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix", explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator -- and praises him." As expected, Pope Francis held an in-flight press conference on his way back to Rome this Monday. As widely reported by secular media, he made use of this opportunity to personally clarify his thoughts about the Hammer and Sickle "crucifix" (and the medallion, the "Order of Fr. Espinal" featuring a smaller version of the same) that were presented to him by President Evo Morales of Bolivia. Catholic News Agency has, thankfully,...
  • Pope offers rare 'mea culpa' about neglect of middle class

    07/13/2015 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-13-2015 | PHILIP PULLELLA
    Pope Francis acknowledged on Monday he had neglected problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism. Francis, speaking to reporters on the papal plane returning from a grueling 8-day trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, also said he hoped the Greek crisis could lead to more oversight so other countries would not experience the same problems. During the hour-long conversation with the Francis, who has made defense of the poor a major plank of his papacy, a reporter asked why he had hardly ever spoken...
  • Bolivian president commie crucifix a “cordial” and “affectionate” gesture

    07/12/2015 7:00:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/15 | Judi McLeod
    Pope Francis: The Vatican, arguably, has become almost as cunning as Barack Obama in hiding allegiance to Marxism. “Before leaving Bolivia, Francis placed two gifts he received on Wednesday from President Evo Morales at the foot of a statue of Mary. One of these, a chain with a chunky medallion, had the figure of the crucified Christ carved into a wooden hammer and anvil. This image had been drawn by Fr. Luis Espinal, the Jesuit priest who was assassinated in Bolivia in March 1980. (Vatican Insider, July 10, 2015) “This morning,” reads a statement issued by Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico...
  • Morales crucifix gift to Pope Francis causes stir (Our Lord on the Hammer and Sickle)

    07/10/2015 12:44:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/10/2015 | Unattributed
    A crucifix sculpted in the shape of a hammer and sickle presented to Pope Francis in Bolivia has caused a stir among Catholic commentators. The Pope was given the item, combining Catholic and communist symbols, by left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales. One Catholic bishop suggested that Mr Morales had sought to "manipulate God". But while some reports said the Pope was taken aback by the present, the Vatican has played down any row. The crucifix was based on a design by Luis Espinal, a Jesuit Priest assassinated in 1980 by right-wing militia to whom Pope Francis paid tribute during his...
  • Vatican bewildered by Bolivia's 'communist crucifix' gift to Pope Francis [ Hammer & Sickle ]

    07/10/2015 10:15:19 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jonathan Watts
    Vatican officials appear to have been flummoxed after Pope Francis was presented with a communist crucifix depicting Jesus nailed to a hammer and sickle by Bolivia’s president Evo Morales. The gift from the leftwing leader caused an immediate stir among conservative Catholics who said the pontiff was being manipulated for ideological reasons. The response of the pope was less clear. (...)
  • Pope Denounces 'Throwaway' Culture of Consumer Society

    07/10/2015 2:14:23 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 12 replies
    Business Insider (AP) ^ | July 9, 2015 23:56 UTC | Nicole Winfield and Jacobo Garcia
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "throwaway" culture of today's society that discards anyone who is unproductive as he celebrated his first public Mass in Bolivia on Thursday, one of the key days of his South American pilgrimage. It was to culminate with a summit of farmers, fishermen and indigenous whose causes have long been championed by history's first Latin American pope.
  • Pope Francis apparently not amused by 'communist crucifix'

    07/09/2015 11:49:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 70 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/9/2015 | Alvaro de Juana and Elise Harris
    When leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales on Thursday presented Pope Francis with a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Christ crucified on the hammer of a hammer and sickle – the Pope's only reaction was to say, “This is not ok,” while shaking his head. Shortly after his July 8 arrival at the Bolivian administrative capital of La Paz, Pope Francis made a courtesy visit to Morales at the Palace of Government. At such meetings, the leaders customarily exchange gifts; Pope Francis gave the Bolivian president a mosaic of the Marian icon of the “Salus Populus Romani,” her role as...
  • Pope to Bolivia: We Have a Role to Play [Ecumenical]

    07/09/2015 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies
    AP (via US News and World Report) ^ | 07/09/2015 | Nicole Winfield and Carlos Valdez
    Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday on the second leg of his South American tour and immediately insisted that the Catholic Church continue to play an important role in society amid efforts by the government of President Evo Morales to curb its influence.... Morales came to power championing Bolivia's 36 indigenous groups and enshrined their rights in the constitution, and under his leadership Bolivia's economy has boomed thanks to high prices for its natural gas and minerals. But Morales has roiled the local church by taking a series of anti-clerical initiatives, including a new constitution that made the overwhelmingly...
  • The Pope's new world order: Francis calls for the 'goods of the Earth' to be shared [Truncated]

    07/08/2015 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | July 7, 2015 17:38 UTC | Simon Tomlinson
    Pope ends first leg of his three-nation South American tour with impassioned plea to safeguard the environmentDelivered message in Ecuador, which has one of the world's most diverse ecosystems but is also reliant on oil He said: 'As stewards of these riches, we have an obligation toward society and toward future generations' (...) 'As stewards of these riches which we have received, we have an obligation toward society as a whole and toward future generations,' Francis said. 'We cannot bequeath this heritage to them without proper care for the environment, without a sense of gratuitousness born of our contemplation...
  • Pope Francis wants to chew coca leaves during Bolivia visit, claims government official [NOT satire]

    06/29/2015 4:52:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July A Bolivian government official has claimed that Pope Francis has said he would like to chew coca leaves when he visits the country next month.According to Reuters, Culture Minister Marko Machicao, speaking on state television and radio on Sunday, said that the Pontiff asked to be provided with coca leaves upon his arrival in Bolivia in July in order to help combat altitude sickness.“We offered (the Pope) coca tea or something for the altitude,” said Machicao. “He has specifically requested that he wants to chew coca, so we...
  • Archeologists Detect Ancient Pyramid Buried in Bolivia

    04/06/2015 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Costa Rican Star ^ | 03-27-2015 | Staff
    La Paz, Mar 27 (EFE).- The government of Bolivia announced it will start exploratory excavations this year at the ancient fortress of Tiahuanaco after a buried pyramid was detected. Ludwing Cayo, director of the Tiahuanaco Archeological Research Center, told Efe that the formation is located in the area of Kantatallita, east of the Akapana pyramid. In a presentation for the media, Cayo outlined a five-year for further research at Tiahuanaco, an archaeological site 71 kilometers (44 miles) west of La Paz that was the cradle of an ancient civilization predating the Incas. Excavations may start in May or June, depending...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Mysterious Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest

    07/10/2014 12:35:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 07, 2014 03:37pm ET | Stephanie Pappas
    Carson and his colleagues wanted to explore the question of whether early Amazonians had a major impact on the forest. They focused on the Amazon of northeastern Bolivia, where they had sediment cores from two lakes nearby major earthworks sites. These sediment cores hold ancient pollen grains and charcoal from long-ago fires, and can hint at the climate and ecosystem that existed when the sediment was laid down as far back as 6,000 years ago. An examination of the two cores — one from the large lake, Laguna Oricore, and one from the smaller lake, Laguna Granja — revealed a...
  • Bomb Explodes in Bolivian Jewish Cemetery

    09/18/2014 1:37:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 9/18/2014, 8:23 PM | Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar
    In the latest shocking example of rising global anti-Semitism, anonymous criminals on Wednesday detonated an explosive in the Jewish cemetery of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Residents living adjacent to the site reported to the police of hearing a strong explosion from the Jewish graveyard. After arriving on the scene, local police discovered the remains of an explosive. Representatives of the Jewish community came immediately to the cemetery and found considerable damage caused by the blast. Fortunately the cemetery was empty at the time, meaning no injuries were caused. …
  • Bolivia Claims Israel a 'Terror State'

    07/30/2014 4:12:38 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 16 replies
    Aruyz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state, according to AFP. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," he said. The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972. Morales said the Gaza offensive shows "that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that...
  • Hebrew DNA found in South America? [OPEN]

    02/14/2009 6:41:48 PM PST · by restornu · 667 replies · 6,280+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Monday, May. 12, 2008 | By Michael De Groote
    Was Hebrew DNA recently found in American Indian populations in South America? According to Scott R. Woodward, executive director of Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, a DNA marker, called the "Cohen modal haplotype," sometimes associated with Hebrew people, has been found in Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. But it probably has nothing to do with the Book of Mormon -- at least not directly. For years several critics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of the Book of Mormon have claimed that the lack of Hebrew DNA markers in living Native American populations is evidence the book can't...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • LatAm summit in Cuba focus on poverty, inequality

    01/26/2014 4:49:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2014 5:48 PM EST | Andrea Rodriguez
    Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean began arriving in Cuba on Sunday for a summit of a fledgling regional bloc that was conceived as a force for integration and a counterbalance to their most powerful neighbor, the United States. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC for its initials in Spanish, was formed in 2011 and comprises every nation in the Western Hemisphere except the U.S. and Canada. By Sunday, Presidents Cristina Fernandez of Argentina, Evo Morales of Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and several foreign ministers were already in Havana for the meeting. […]...
  • Iran Is Cultivating Closer Ties with Anti-American Countries in Our Hemisphere

    01/20/2014 1:09:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 19, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    ...It is said that wherever Iran goes, Hezbollah is not far behind.”...Iran continues to actively cultivate ties among its allies in Latin America, including Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia, a policy that some have warned could bring terrorism closer to U.S. borders. Iranian media has been filled with reports over the past week touting the ten-day visit to Latin America by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi. In Havana on Thursday, senior Cuban officials praised Iran and expressed interest in further strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla said his...
  • Bolivia urges internationally legal coca leaf

    01/08/2014 4:32:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2013 6:10 PM EST | Peter James Spielmann
    Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has assumed the chairmanship of the Group of 77 nations and said he would use his new international platform to have coca leaf, which can be refined into cocaine, removed from the list of internationally banned drugs. Morales also said he would use the G-77 post to promote peace and harmony with nature, and to do away with monarchies and economic hierarchies, and to promote social spending rather than the hoarding of wealth. …
  • Move UN out of US, Bolivian president says...I agree!

    09/26/2013 3:24:07 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Press TV ^ | 9/26/2013 | Press TV
    Bolivian President Evo Morales has accused the United States of harboring terrorists and urged that UN headquarters be moved from New York. Morales made the remarks in his speech to the 68th UN General Assembly on Wednesday, AFP reported. “I would like you to be aware that the United States harbors terrorists and the corrupt,” said Morales, adding, “They take refuge here, and the United States does not help in the fight against corruption.” The socialist president called for the United Nations to leave New York City because of US "blackmail" and bullying.
  • New Covert Radio:Iran, Pakistan, Somalia and Bolivia

    05/03/2008 8:51:00 AM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 3 replies · 118+ views
    The Covert Radio Show ^ | 05/03/2008 | Brett Winterble
    This week on Covert Radio, Brett Winterble is joined by special guests, Daveed Gartenstein Ross from DefendDemocracy.Org talking about the Taliban, Pakistan and Somalia Pirates. Are they Al Qaeda? Listen to find out. Then Brett is joined by the always informative Olivier Guitta, from TheCroissant.Com. Olivier breaks down the story of the Swiss and the Italians cutting side deals with Iran! Is it time to make deals with Iran? Listen to find out! Finally Brett visits with Dr. Jeffrey Lewis the ArmsControlWonk.Com. Dr. Lewis is doing great work on the proliferation battle with Iran and now, Syria! Find out what...
  • Hidden shell middens reveal ancient human presence in Bolivian Amazon

    09/02/2013 8:22:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | August 28, 2013 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
    Previously unknown archeological sites in forest islands reveal human presence in the western Amazon as early as 10,000 years ago, according to research published August 28 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Umberto Lombardo from the University of Bern, Switzerland and colleagues from other institutions. The study focuses on a region in the Bolivian Amazon thought to be rarely occupied by pre-agricultural communities due to unfavorable environmental conditions. Hundreds of 'forest islands'- small forested mounds of earth- are found throughout the region, their origins attributed to termites, erosion or ancient human activity. In this study, the authors report...
  • America Discredited

    08/07/2013 10:27:44 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 19 replies
    English Pravda ^ | 06.08.2013 | Paul Craig Roberts
    America Discredited 06.08.2013 America Discredited. 50771.jpeg Paul Craig Roberts As Washington loses its grip on the world, defied by Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and now Russia, the US government resorts to public temper tantrums. The constant demonstration of childishness on the part of the White House and Congress embarrasses every American. Washington's latest outburst of childish behavior is a response to the Russian Immigration Service granting US whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum in Russia for one year while his request for permanent asylum is considered. Washington, having turned the US into a lawless state, no longer has any conception of legal procedure....
  • Keep the Coke, Send Us a Few Kilos of THIS: 'Miss Bolivia 2013' is Alexia Viruez~

    07/26/2013 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 55 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    As Miss Bolivia 2013, Alexia Viruez now heads-on to Moscow for Russia's first hosting of Trump's 'Miss Universe' pageant in December... strong candidate, this one... More at Reaganite Republican... ________________________________________________   Xaxor    Curiosando    Facebook 
  • Pyramid 'renovation' may cause collapse

    10/20/2009 4:59:37 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies · 547+ views
    AFP ^ | October 20, 2009 | From correspondents in Bolivia
    EAGER to attract more tourists, the town of Tiwanaku in the Bolivian Andes has spruced up the ancient Akapana pyramid with adobe instead of stone, in what some experts are calling a renovation fiasco. Now, the Akapana pyramid risks losing its designation as a UN World Heritage Site and there is concern the makeover could even cause its collapse. The pyramid is one of the biggest pre-Columbian constructions in South America and a building of great spiritual significance for the Tiwanaku civilisation, which spread throughout south-western Bolivia and parts of neighboring Peru, Argentina and Chile from around 1500 BC to...
  • Nicaragua, Venezuela presidents say they are willing to grant asylum to Snowden

    07/05/2013 7:56:16 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | July 5, 2013 | By Associated Press
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard. Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela made their offers during separate speeches in their home countries Friday afternoon. Snowden has asked for asylum in numerous countries, including Nicaragua and Venezuela. “As head of state, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American...
  • Bolivian minister: Evo Morales’ plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board

    07/02/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    wapo ^ | 7/2/13 | ap
    LA PAZ, Bolivia — The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the country’s foreign minister said. Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca denied that Snowden was on the plane, which landed in Vienna, and said France and Portugal would have to explain why they canceled authorization for the plane. “We don’t know who invented this lie. We want to denounce to the international community this injustice with the plane of President...
  • Snowden case: France apologises in Bolivia plane row

    07/04/2013 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 3, 2013 | BBC News
    France has apologised to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' jet into its airspace, blaming "conflicting information". Bolivia accused France, Italy, Spain and Portugal of blocking the plane. It said some wrongly believed US fugitive Edward Snowden was on board. Speaking in Berlin, French President Francois Hollande said he granted permission as soon as he knew it was Mr Morales' plane. President Morales was flying back to Bolivia from Moscow when the plane was forced to stop in Vienna.
  • Snowden Search: Bolivia Irate over Forced Landing

    07/03/2013 4:29:50 PM PDT · by LucyT · 58 replies
    Der Spiegel International ^ | July 3, 2013 | Staff
    Bolivia is furious that a plane carrying President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna on Tuesday night after false rumors circulated that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. The country has called it a "direct attack" on the leader. Bolivian President Evo Morales hadn't intended to spend Tuesday night enjoying the comforts of the VIP lounge in Vienna's international airport.
  • Bolivia vs. Europe over Snowden-linked plane delay

    07/03/2013 4:53:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2013 | ANGELA CHARLTON
    Bolivia's president left Europe for home on Wednesday in a flurry of diplomatic drama after his flight was rerouted and delayed in Austria, allegedly because of suspicion he was trying to spirit NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America. Bolivia accused the United States of ordering European countries to block President Evo Morales' flight from their airspace, and accused European governments of "aggression" by thwarting the flight.
  • Bolivian presidential plane forced to land in Austria over suspicions Snowden on board

    07/02/2013 4:19:15 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 85 replies
    The Kremlin Moscow, Russia http://rt.com/ ^ | July 02, 2013 | The Kremlin Moscow, Russia
    After departing from Russia the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to landing in Austria Wednesday morning over suspicions that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board, a claim Bolivian authorities denied. Snowden had requested asylum from Bolivia, which has yet to answer; he also petitioned Austria but was rejected. Reports indicated the plane was hindered in navigating Western Europe as France and Portugal would not allow the La Paz-bound plane to enter their airspace.
  • N.S.A. Leaker Leaves Hong Kong on Flight to Moscow(surname Harrison?)

    06/23/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT · by astratt7 · 116 replies
    New York Time ^ | 06/23/2013 | By KEITH BRADSHER and ELLEN BARRY
    HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government announced on Sunday afternoon that it had allowed the departure from its territory of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has acknowledged disclosing classified documents about United States government surveillance of Internet and telephone communications around the world. snip The Aeroflot agent said that Mr. Snowden is traveling with one other person, with the surname Harrison, but the agent declined to release the other traveler’s first name, saying that she did not have the authorization to do so. The closest adviser to Julian Assange, who orchestrated the release of...
  • Suspect Buried Alive: Bolivian Villagers Throw Alleged Rapist Into Grave

    06/09/2013 11:17:03 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 7, 2013 | Newsmax Wires
    The suspect in a woman's rape and murder was buried alive by Bolivian villagers Wednesday night, inside the grave of the woman who was believed to be his victim. Police had identified Santos Ramos, 17, as the possible culprit in the attack on 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco Sunday in a Quechua community near the municipality of Colquechaca, said Jose Luis Barrios, the chief prosecutor in Potosi province where the community is located, the Associated Press reported. Enraged, more than 200 community members seized Ramos and buried him alive alongside his alleged victim Wednesday night, according to Barrios. He said residents...
  • Bolivian Mob Buries Alive Suspected Murderer Alongside Victim at her Funeral

    06/09/2013 4:07:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 | Lee Moran
    A Bolivian teen suspected of raping and murdering a woman was buried alive on top of her casket during her funeral by an angry mob of grieving relatives. Santos Ramos, 17, allegedly sexually assaulted and strangled 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco in the village of Colquechaca, in the Potosi district of Bolivia's southern highlands, on Sunday. At her funeral Wednesday, local media reports a group of 200 vigilantes captured the teen and tied him up. With Janco's coffin lowered into the ground, they reportedly threw him on top and started to cover him with dirt, reports Boliviaentusmanos.com. It is not yet...
  • Bolivian villagers bury suspected killer alive with victim

    06/07/2013 5:01:05 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 June 2013
    LA PAZ, Bolivia – Villagers in Bolivia's southern highlands buried a man alive in the grave of the woman he is suspected of having raped and murdered, an official said Thursday. Police had identified 17-year-old Santos Ramos as the possible culprit in the attack on 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco Sunday in a Quechua community near the municipality of Colquechaca, said Jose Luis Barrios, the chief prosecutor in Potosi province where the community is located. Enraged, more than 200 community members seized Ramos and buried him alive alongside his alleged victim Wednesday night, according to Barrios. He said residents on Thursday...
  • Bolivia, angered by Kerry, says it is ejecting U.S. aid agency [Obama & Lurch FAIL]

    05/01/2013 3:59:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/1/13 | Emily Alpert
    Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Wednesday he was expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from the country, accusing the aid agency of conspiring against his government. “Surely to think that you can still manipulate us economically, politically -- those times are past,” Morales said at May Day celebrations in La Paz, according to the Bolivian national news agency. The Bolivian leader asserted that USAID had sown divisions and destabilized the country and his government. Ejecting USAID was also a message to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, “who says that Latin America is the backyard of the United...
  • Soheil Assad & the ALBA ambassadors, in Qom

    04/18/2013 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 18 April 2013, 15:53 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "ALBA is the Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América, an alliance of Latin American countries started by Cuba and Venezuela, who share a combination of hostility towards the United States and willingness to do business with Iran." SNIPPET: "Soheil Assad is not with the IRI Foreign Ministry - he's an IRGC operative. And there he is, accompanying ALBA ambassadors & their staff on a visit to Qom."
  • How Obama Turned America into Venezuela

    03/09/2013 1:42:29 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 26 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How Obama Turned America into Venezuela Hugo Chavez's death was met with tributes from Iran, Bolivia, China and El Salvador. The Western left did not waste much time adding their withered roses to El Comandante's coffin. George Galloway called him another Spartacus. Jimmy Carter described him as a leader who fought for the "neglected and trampled." Michael Moore praised him for declaring that the oil belongs to the people. Whether or not the oil belongs to the people is a matter of some debate considering how much of it ended up in Chavez's pocket. Chavez died with an estimated net...
  • Scientists Determined To Unearth The Origins Of The Iturralde Crater (Bolivia)

    09/09/2002 5:45:16 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 504+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-9-2002 | Goddard SFC
    Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/) Date: Posted 9/9/2002 NASA Scientists Determined To Unearth Origin Of The Iturralde Crater NASA scientists will venture into an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon to try and uncover the origin of a 5 mile (8 kilometer) diameter crater there known as the Iturralde Crater. Traveling to this inhospitable forest setting, the Iturralde Crater Expedition 2002 will seek to determine if the unusual circular crater was created by a meteor or comet. Organized by Dr. Peter Wasilewski of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., the Iturralde Crater Expedition 2002 will be led by...
  • Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

    01/17/2013 12:38:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Joanna Blytheman
    Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it's keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food lovers as a novel addition to the familiar ranks of couscous and rice. Dieticians clucked over quinoa approvingly because it ticked the low-fat box and fitted in with government healthy eating advice to "base your meals on starchy foods". Adventurous eaters liked its slightly bitter taste and the little white curls that formed around the grains. Vegans embraced quinoa as a credibly nutritious substitute for meat. Unusual among...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • British have invaded nine out of ten countries -- so look out Luxembourg

    11/10/2012 10:41:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2012 | Jasper Copping
    Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found. Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country. A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only...
  • Legendary Outlaw Butch Cassidy's "Amnesty" Colt .45 To Be Auctioned This Month

    09/20/2012 7:35:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Sacbee.com ^ | 19 September 2012 | RMK Svc
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 30, 2012, California Auctioneers in Ventura, California, will auction off the Colt .45 SAA (Serial Number 158402) that belonged to Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, the legendary bank thief, train robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang—the notorious Wyoming-based bandits that stalked the American West throughout the 1890s. His legacy as an icon of the American Old West was immortalized in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Known as the "Amnesty Colt," this is the most documented of Cassidy's guns. Hunted by...
  • Bolivian gray titi monkey born in Chicago

    08/22/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi. ^ | Aug. 21, 2012
    CHICAGO, - Officials at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo said a rare Bolivian gray titi monkey was born at the facility. The officials said Tuesday the monkey, one of only about 50 of its species in U.S. zoos, was born to mother Delasol, 21, the oldest titi monkey to give birth in a North American zoo, and father Ocala, 15, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. The zoo said the monkey is the ninth child born to the couple. Officials said the birth is a "big deal" due to the declining population of the species in the wild.