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  • Trump Moves To Effectively End Asylum At Southern Border

    07/15/2019 3:14:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    AP News ^ | 07/15/19 | Colleen Long
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone. The rule applies to anyone arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sometimes asylum seekers from Africa , Cuba or Haiti...
  • Dem Internal Poll: Ocasio-Cortez Becoming The Party’s “Definitional Face” In The Heartland

    07/15/2019 9:11:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Why did Nancy Pelosi reverse her earlier approach to her noisy first-term progressives and start taking them to the public woodshed? An internal poll conducted in May by Democrats might explain why Pelosi decided to start cracking down on the frosh “Squad.” Axios got its hands on the survey, which showed that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had succeeded in making herself the “definitional face” of Democrats among swing voters.And that’s not a good thing for most other Democrats. When it comes to “white, non-college voters” that Democrats wooed away from Donald Trump in the midterms, AOC is box-office poison: Ocasio-Cortez was...
  • Gloves Come Off: Far Left Democrat Insinuates Black And

    07/13/2019 10:46:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The border crisis appears to have inched the Democratic Party towards another episode of internal strife. Civil war? Well, I’m not so sure about that, but it’s been getting pretty nasty. The House passed a $4.6 billion border package that included strings attached, aimed at curbing immigration enforcement. This was pie-in-the-sky. Trump would never sign it, though he did sign the Senate bill into law, which provided the same funding but without the trash provisions against enforcing the law. It was also overwhelmingly bipartisan. Moderate House Democrats and Pelosi signed off on the Senate bill, which infuriated the far left....
  • ‘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 continent’s 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 Maduro’s 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. They’re headed this way through the Darién 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...
  • Why Latinos back Donald Trump

    06/24/2019 3:29:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/19 | Madison Gesiotto
    Hispanic Americans are set to overtake African Americans as the second largest demographic group in the 2020 presidential election. That is bad news for Democrats, who are convinced they are entitled to these millions of voters. They cannot understand why so many Latinos, especially in important battleground states such as Florida, continue to line up firmly behind President Trump. The thought terrifies them. Even more frightening for Democrats is the ineffectiveness of their main “outreach” strategy: extol the virtues of illegal immigration and speak in Spanish. As President Trump has pointed out, Hispanic Americans are no more enamored with a...
  • WaPo tries to blame Venezuelan collapse on Trump

    06/24/2019 2:14:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 24, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    No matter how far to the left much of the mainstream media may swing, I’ll confess to never having seen this one coming. At the Washington Post this week, Jackson Diehl pens an op-ed about the horrific conditions in Venezuela. Regular readers are already familiar with the tragic story because we cover it here every week. Four million refugees have now fled the country and are outstripping the humanitarian aid available in Colombia and other neighboring nations. The lack of food, potable water and medical supplies inside Venezuela literally has people falling down dead in the streets. Violence and starvation...
  • Chevron May Be Forced To Leave Venezuela After Nearly 100 Years

    06/23/2019 3:09:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    See BS local ^ | 6/19/19
    SAN RAMON (CBS SF / CNN) — Chevron’s nearly century-long relationship with Venezuela might not survive the Maduro regime’s fight with the United States. Not only is Venezuela’s infrastructure crumbling, but the OPEC member’s national oil company has been sanctioned by the Trump administration. Chevron, based in San Ramon and the last major US oil company still operating in Venezuela, could be forced to leave unless US officials extend sanctions waivers scheduled to expire on July 27. A Chevron exit would follow on the heels of other major American companies that have retreated from the chaos in Venezuela in recent...
  • How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela’s Gold Landed in Africa—and Vanished

    06/18/2019 9:26:28 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 18, 2019 | Gabriele Steinhauser and Nicholas Bariyo
    ENTEBBE, Uganda—The government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is selling off his country’s gold reserves. Some of it has passed through a secretive operation in East Africa, a gambit that evades U.S. sanctions. On two early-March flights, at least 7.4 tons of gold with a market value over $300 million moved from Venezuela to a refinery in Uganda, say officials in Venezuela and Uganda, a foreign diplomat and Venezuelan opposition lawmakers, who have concluded Mr. Maduro’s government exported the ingots. The gold arrived on a Russian charter jetliner in two shipments at the international airport in Entebbe, says Ugandan national-police...
  • Breaking News: Venezuela's regime raids Jewish school

    11/29/2004 7:37:25 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 97 replies · 12,602+ views
    VCrisis.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2004 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 29.11.04 | Sources report that this morning at around 6.30AM, 25 police officers raided in Caracas the Jewish school known as Colegio Hebraica. Students were meant to start classes at 7AM. Due to the 'procedure' that still goes on, classes have been suspended. The school is attended by 1.500 youngsters and children. Criminal-turned-judge Maikel Moreno gave the order to raid the premises. Daniel Sinmack, president of the Jewish community in Caracas, just declared that this is the first time ever that such incident occurs Allegedly the State television network, Venezolana de Television, has been reporting for days now that...
  • Venezuela a Hotbed of Anti-Semitic Rantings by the Governing Elites

    09/27/2010 7:42:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 27, 2010 | Stefan Frank
    Hugo Chávez outdoes even Iran in fostering the most nauseating kind of anti-Semitism among the ruling elites while pushing comical conspiracy theories about the Jews. Did you know that in the late 1960s, the Bilderberg Club decided to use drugs and big outdoor rock concerts to stop the increasing discontent among the population? In order to prevent people from joining the civil rights movement or paying attention to Vietnam, the CIA and Britain’s MI6 placed the Beatles before the American audience.If you are not familiar with this course of history, you are probably not a regular reader of the Reflexiones...
  • Sick: Venezuela's thug regime broke into synagogues and stole 'lists' of Jews

    06/19/2019 12:56:38 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 19, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Most watchers of Venezuela know that anti-Semitism has been a problem for years. Now Maria Corina Machado, Venezuela's most credible opposition leader, has made a stunning revelation in an interview with Ha'aretz: “There is a deep anti-Semitism campaign whose source is Chavez,” she explains, referring to the 2009 attack in which Caracas’ Tiferet Israel synagogue was desecrated and damaged, among other things, by graffiti reading “Jews out.” "Lists of names of synagogue members were stolen in order to chase down members of the Jewish community. I have many friends who were chased out, attacked and threatened," Machado says. “Anti-Semitism was...
  • Trump Tightens Stranglehold on Castro’s Financial Throat

    06/16/2019 1:03:06 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 10 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Humberto Fontiva
    “If Cuban troops and militia do not immediately cease military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba,” ( Pres. Trump April 30, 2019.) “Trump administration bans cruises to Cuba in clampdown on U.S. travel-– The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the Communist island.” (Reuters, June 4, 2019.)
  • Trump Administration Reimplements Travel Embargoes To Cuba

    06/06/2019 5:41:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05JUN19 | Beth Balmann
    The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Tuesday unveiled new travel restrictions to Cuba as part of President Donald Trump's foreign policy position. The Department amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) which now bans all non-family travel to the country. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger and recreational vessels, including cruise ships and yachts, as well as private and corporate aircraft. The goal of the restrictions is to significantly hinder Cuba's economy and pressure its government to stop aiding Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. “Cuba...
  • President Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba

    06/04/2019 12:24:55 PM PDT · by cann · 40 replies
    PBS ^ | Jun 4, 2019 | PBS
    The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel. The Treasury Department said in a statement that the U.S. will no longer allow the group educational and cultural trips known as “people to people” travel to the island. Those trips have been used by thousands of American citizens to visit the island even before the U.S. restored full diplomatic relations with the communist government in December 2014. Treasury said it would also deny permission for private and corporate aircraft and boats....
  • In a Blow to Maduro, Russia Withdraws Key Defense Support to Venezuela

    06/02/2019 8:26:56 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    MOSCOW—Russia has withdrawn key defense advisers from Venezuela, an embarrassment for President Nicolás Maduro as Moscow weighs the leader’s political and economic resilience against growing U.S. pressure. Russian state defense contractor Rostec, which has trained Venezuelan troops and advised on securing arms contracts, has cut its staff in Venezuela to just a few dozen, from about 1,000 at the height of cooperation between Moscow and Caracas several years ago, said a person close to the Russian defense ministry. The gradual pullout, which has escalated over the last several months, according to people familiar with the situation, is due to a...
  • Latin American rape survivors who were denied abortions turn to UN

    06/01/2019 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 29, 2019 | The Guardian staff writer
    Four women from Latin America whose lives were put at risk when they were not allowed abortions after being raped as girls are taking their cases to the UN human rights committee. The women, from Nicaragua, Ecuador and Guatemala, filed cases against their governments on Wednesday for failing to provide appropriate healthcare and denying them abortions, even when it was their legal right to have one. Now aged between 18 and 23, the women were 14 or younger when they were raped. All were attacked by older men and dropped out of school after discovering they were pregnant. Although each...
  • Univision Says It Has Recovered the Confiscated Video of an Interview With Nicolás Maduro

    05/31/2019 10:43:27 AM PDT · by cll · 6 replies
    Time ^ | 5/31/2019 | Jorge Rueda
    (CARACAS, Venezuela) — The Univision television network said Thursday that it has recovered the video of a contentious interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that was confiscated after he cut it short, angered by critical questions from journalist Jorge Ramos. Ramos said the recovery of the video was “a real triumph against censorship” and that it was returned by “confidential sources” who cannot be named out of concern for their safety. On its website, Spanish-language Univision showed an excerpt of the 17-minute interview in late February in the presidential palace in Caracas. Ramos said the video will be broadcast in...
  • Latin America accounts for one third of world's homicides, life expectancy dropping

    05/31/2019 5:44:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/31/2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Latin America accounts for one third of world's homicides, life expectancy dropping in some countries: study. (Full title). The rising number of people being murdered across Latin America and the Caribbean is so high that the life expectancy in some of those countries is dropping, a new study claims. Unlike the rest of the world where homicide rates have generally dropped, statistics in some countries show that the murder rate has skyrocketed in recent years. So much so, that Latin America now accounts for about a third of the world’s homicides. ... more than 2 million people aged 15-19 in...
  • Lindsey Graham on Venezuela: ‘I would do what Reagan did in Grenada’

    05/27/2019 12:03:08 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 61 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/27/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has always been a defense hawk, so it comes as no surprise that he’s hawkish on Venezuela. But he might be just a tad too hawkish, judging by an interview he gave on “Fox News Sunday.” Probably frustrated by the U.S.-backed failed coup attempt in Venezuela in April, the South Carolina Republican pretty much recommended to POTUS Donald Trump that he launch a Grenada-style invasion of Venezuela, despite obvious differences in the forces we would likely encounter. “Trump said rightly, [current President Nicolas] Maduro’s not the legitimate leader of Venezuela. The entire region supports the Trump approach,...