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  • Former President of Mexico Compares Bernie Sanders to Hugo Chávez

    04/22/2016 11:46:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Fri Apr. 22, 2016 | AJ Vicens
    Sanders, he says, is a "false prophet" who could be as dangerous as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.With Donald Trump putting Mexico at the center of the Republican presidential conversation, the country's former president, Vicente Fox, has gone hard at the GOP front-runner, saying, "He reminds me of Hitler." But Fox, who served as president from 2000 to 2006, has some comparisons for Bernie Sanders that are not much more flattering. "In Latin America, we have a century of experience of suffering from messianic, populist leaders that have broken our economies, that have brought poverty into all of Latin America,"...
  • What Climate Alarmists Want: 'A World Without Capitalism'

    11/11/2015 4:15:56 AM PST · by expat_panama · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/10/2015 | Editorial
    Climate Change: Researchers from developed nations who insist that humans are warming the planet have inadvertently given Third World nations a weapon to shake down capitalist nations. Or was that the plan all along? Third World nations haven't developed their economies because their governments are often run by con men, thieves, killers and tyrants. While these governments never recognize that they are the problem, they do know an opportunity for a racket when they see one. Extortion often comes with a veneer of legitimacy, though, and that's what we have in a manifesto produced by Bolivia. It is ostensibly that...
  • WikiLeaks: US Government Plotted To Assassinate Bolivian President

    10/13/2015 7:49:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/2015 | Submitted by MintPress News Desk via,
    Submitted by MintPress News Desk via,Cables leaked by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning reveal an apparent plot by the U.S. government to assassinate Bolivian President Evo Morales and overthrow his administration.The cables in question were published in August in “The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire,” a book in which multiple journalists along with Julian Assange analyze the contents of the treasure trove of cables Manning provided to WikiLeaks in 2010.The book devotes a section to what “The WikiLeaks Files” contributors Alexander Main and Dan Beeton call “the day-to-day mechanics of Washington’s political intervention in Latin...
  • Compassion Play: Pope Francis vs. Boris Yeltsin

    10/11/2015 6:44:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 11, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Compassion Play: Pope Francis vs. Boris Yeltsin by Daniel Clark In 1989, Boris Yeltsin visited a Houston-area supermarket, and was amazed by the variety of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables that were available to the general public in the United States. According to biographer Leon Aron, the future Russian president sat with his head in his hands after that experience, before finally remarking, “What have they done to our poor people? … I think we have committed a crime against our people by making their standard of living so incomparably lower than that of the Americans.” Yeltsin, who died in...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • AP Interview: Morales calls Pope’s teachings ‘socialist’ (Bolivia’s president)

    07/10/2015 8:00:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2015 7:20 PM EDT | Frank Bajak
    Evo Morales says he feels like he’s got a good friend and ally in the highest of places in his battle for revolutionary social change and halting global warming: Pope Francis. Bolivia’s president also said Friday he thinks that what Pope Francis preaches amounts to socialism. “I feel like the pope is the first and best politician in the world,’ Bolivia’s president said in an interview with The Associated Press a few hours before bidding Latin America’s first pope goodbye. […] Asked if the pope is a socialist, Morales said his emphasis on creating a world in which no one...
  • 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 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...
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • 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...
  • 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. […]...
  • 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...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Bolivians attack Venezuelan army plane with stones

    12/06/2007 7:30:11 PM PST · by The Bronze Titan · 9 replies · 58+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6 Dec 2007 22:35:28 GMT | Reuters
    LA PAZ, Dec 6 (Reuters) - In a violent show of anti-Venezuela sentiment, a crowd of about 200 Bolivians hurled stones at a Venezuelan military plane and prevented it from refueling after it landed on Thursday, local radio reported. After hearing the incoming plane, the mob seized control of the airport in the Amazonian city of Riberalta and attacked the aircraft. Regional leaders had said they suspected it was carrying arms and not humanitarian supplies, according to the radio reports. "We won't put up with these Venezuelans who come to the country and do whatever they want. We won't let...
  • UNASUR decides to establish South American Parliament in Bolivia[Union of South American Nations]

    10/20/2008 11:52:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 132+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 17 Oct 2008 | Xinhua
    The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) decided at a meeting on Friday to set up a South American Parliament in Bolivia to promote the bloc's integration. Chilean President Michele Bachelet, also the UNASUR's temporary president, and Bolivian President Evo Morales opened the meeting in Bolivia's Cochabamba province which drew representatives from 12 countries in the region. "There are many tasks that the UNASUR is urged to accomplish, as part of the Latin American and Caribbean efforts," Bachelet said. Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia said that UNASUR members consider it necessary to promote the construction of the institutionalism and the...
  • A Swift Challenge From Latin America

    12/18/2008 5:24:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 386+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 18, 2008
    Latin America: Barack Obama hasn't even assumed the presidency, but already he's getting his marching orders from a slew of hostile leftist regimes to our south. This is a sign of trouble.In principle, a consortium of 32 Latin American and Caribbean countries trying to solve the region's problems without the U.S. is a fine idea. But at a new summit in Brazil, participants couldn't get the U.S. off their minds. The financial crisis, the falling price of oil and the pickle in which the worst-managed economies in the region now find themselves blurred distinctions between democratic and authoritarian regimes, all...
  • Bolivia Becoming a Hotbed of Islamic Extremism, Report Concludes

    06/16/2009 10:31:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 450+ views ^ | June 16, 2009 | Nora Zimmett
    A poor, agrarian, landlocked country in South America with a nearly 100 percent Christian population is hardly the place one would expect to become a hotbed of Islamic extremism in the Western Hemisphere. But a recent report by the Open Source Center (OSC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it's so. .... One Muslim leader named in the OSC report is Mahmud Amer Abusharar, founder of the Centro Islamico Boliviano (CIB) in Santa Cruz. Abusharar emigrated from the Palestinian territories in 1974 and claims to have built Bolivia’s first mosque in 1994 so that he would...
  • Bolivia blames capitalism (for climate change - UN needs to approve the rights of Mother Earth)

    12/10/2010 1:25:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 3+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/11/10
    Bolivia blames capitalism Mexico: Bolivian President Evo Morales said capitalism was responsible for climate change in his speech at the Climate Change Summit Thursday and he insisted on the need for the developed countries to make new commitments to reduce their greenhouse effect gas emissions. “We are sometimes debating only the effects of global warming, and not the causes, and we should be responsible and debate those causes,” said the Bolivian President in the high level segment of the 16th Climatic Change Summit in Cancun. Morales recalled the responsibility of the Governments so that key decisions are adopted to face...
  • Bolivia cuts retirement age, nationalizes pensions

    12/03/2010 9:28:25 PM PST · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    Business Week via AP ^ | December 3rd 2010, | CARLOS VALDEZ
    LA PAZ, Bolivia Bucking a global trend, leftist-led Bolivia is lowering its retirement age and nationalizing its pension funds. Bolivia's Congress approved legislation early Friday to make Bolivians eligible for full pensions at age 58. The country's 70,000 miners will get to retire two years earlier. The previous retirement age was 65 for men and 60 for women. Bolivia's decision to lower its retirement age runs counter to a global trend to raise retirement ages as life expectancies rise, birth rates drop and national treasuries come under strain from pension obligations. France raised its minimum retirement age to 62 last...
  • President Tells Pope How to Reform Church (No, not that president)

    06/16/2010 10:00:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies · 230+ views
    TFP ^ | 6/10/2010 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    A rather unexpected voice just joined the chorus of the liberal media outcry over sex scandals among some Catholic clergymen: none other than Evo Morales, Bolivia’s socialist and neopagan president. A Neopagan Socialist... Indeed, Mr. Morales, leader of the Movement to Socialism, figured he should teach the Pope how things in the Church ought to be run. For those who may not know, he was inaugurated President of Bolivia in 2006 using indigenous pagan rituals.1 The Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos, of Cochabamba (6/20/2006), described the ceremony: “Evo Morales assumed political power with a spectacular display of religious rituals alluding to...
  • Bolivia nationalizes 4 power companies

    05/02/2010 12:45:35 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Forbes ^ | 5/1/2010
    Bolivian President Evo Morales announced a workers' day takeover of four power companies on Saturday, expanding the state's dominion over key industries. Morales signed the nationalization decree at offices of one of the companies in the central city of Cochabamba hours after police and soldiers moved in to secure them. The companies include Bolivia's largest power producer, Empresa Electrica Guaracachi SA, which is controlled by Rurelec PLC of Britain, as well as Empresa Corani SA, a hydroelectric company operated by GDF Suez, which itself is partly owned by the French government. Also nationalized were the Valle Hermoso company, operated by...
  • Bolivian President Morales flees food price protest [w/dynamite]

    02/13/2011 3:10:40 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 February 2011
    Bolivian President Evo Morales has abandoned a public event in the face of an angry protests over food shortages and price rises. Mr Morales was due to address a parade to commemorate a colonial-era uprising in the mining city of Oruro. But he and his team left the city to avoid a violent demonstration by miners throwing dynamite.There have also been protests in other Bolivian cities over the shortage of sugar and other basic foodstuffs.Mr Morales cut short his visit and returned to La Paz after protesters set off explosions close to where he was preparing to give a speech...
  • Bolivian President Evo Morales flees town ahead of speech after angry miners throw dynamite ...

    02/12/2011 11:38:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:22 PM on 11th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>Bolivian President Evo Morales has abruptly abandoned a mining town after protesters angered by rising prices booed him and set off dynamite.</p> <p>Mr Morales was due to speak on the anniversary of a colonial uprising in Oruro but canceled plans to participate in a march yesterday after demonstrations against rising food prices and shortages.</p>
  • World Social Forum starts as turmoil strikes Arab world

    02/06/2011 1:34:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/6/11 | Laurence Boutreux - AFP
    DAKAR (AFP) – Tens of thousands of people marched through Dakar on Sunday at the start of the annual World Social Forum, an annual leftist gathering taking place as anti-government protests sweep the Arab world. The 11th edition of the forum, an alternative to the elite World Economic Forum held in the posh Swiss ski resort of Davos last week, brings together anti-globalisation activists opposed to capitalism. This year participants are focusing on the popular revolt spreading across northern Africa with demands for democracy and criticism of dire social conditions reflecting the crisis of capitalism. Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales...
  • Coca puts fizz in new Bolivian energy drink (Coca Brynco)

    01/19/2011 2:13:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/11 | Claudia Soruco - reuters
    LA PAZ (Reuters) – A pale green energy drink made from coca leaves has given Bolivian President Evo Morales a boost as he tries to persuade the United Nations to scrap a ban on the traditional Andean practice of chewing the leaves. Coca is the raw material for making cocaine, but Bolivians have chewed the leaves for centuries for it mild stimulant that reduces hunger and altitude sickness. The coca leaf was declared an illegal narcotic in the 1961 U.N. Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, along with cocaine, heroin, opium and morphine and a host of chemical drugs. Tuesday's launch...
  • Iran to Sell Defence Equipment to Bolivia

    11/04/2010 12:51:59 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Deense Professionals ^ | 11/4/2010 | Nicolas von Kospoth
    As news agencies reported early this week, the attraction which the governments of Iran and Bolivia feel towards each other has now become manifest in a number of bilateral agreements in various areas, including defence. According to different sources, Bolivian Economy and Finance Minister Luis Arce announced plans to purchase different defence-related equipment from Iran. Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, signed the agreements during a recent four-day visit of the Bolivian leader to Teheran. “We have expressed ... our interest in buying some airplanes and helicopters of Iranian manufacture, which are basically for training,” Arce...
  • Bolivia court upholds seizure of US man's ranch

    08/03/2010 10:39:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 6+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | August 2, 2010 | CARLOS VALDEZ
    LA PAZ, Bolivia — A Bolivian court has upheld a government decision to seize a ranch from a U.S. cattleman and his family on the grounds they treated workers as virtual slaves, an official announced Monday The National Agrarian Tribunal rejected a challenge by Ronald Larsen, a 65-year-old from Montana who has owned the 58-square-mile (15,000-hectare) ranch nearly four decades, deputy land minister Juan Manuel Pinto said at a news conference. Pinto said the Caraparicito ranch would revert to Guarani Indians, traditional inhabitants of Bolivia's southeastern region, known as the Chaco. He said the ranch and an adjacent 15-square-mile (3,790-hectare)...
  • Priest who blessed Morales found with cocaine

    07/30/2010 1:47:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/10 | Carlos Alberto Quiroga
    LA PAZ (Reuters) – The Aymara priest who blessed Bolivian President Evo Morales at an inauguration ceremony four years ago has been arrested in possession of 530 pounds (240 kg) of cocaine, police said Thursday. Anti-drugs police in the Andean country found a cocaine laboratory in the home of priest Valentin Mejillones. His son and a Colombian couple were also detained. The stash of liquid cocaine seized in the raid was valued at $240,000. Mejillones told local media he had been tricked by the Colombians, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia said Morales had not chosen the priest to preside at...
  • Bolivia's president re-elected head of coca union

    06/07/2010 8:10:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 24+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/10 | AP
    LA PAZ, Bolivia – President Evo Morales has been re-elected as head of Bolivia's largest coca-growers union, a post he has held for more than two decades. Morales was sworn in late Monday as head of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba, which represents more than 40,000 growers. .. Morales called his leadership of the union largely "symbolic" but promised regular meetings. His re-election was criticized by opposition members, who said it was inappropriate given an apparent rise in drug trafficking violence.
  • Evo Morales Says Eating Chicken May Turn You Gay

    04/22/2010 2:34:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies · 1,488+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | Wednesday, Apr. 21 2010 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    Bolivian President Evo Morales, who plays the Larry part in Latin America's socialist Three Stooges with Castro and Chavez, claims that eating chicken will turn you into an effeminate gay. "The chicken we eat is loaded with female hormones. So, when men eat it, they tend to deviate from their manhood," said Morales at a climate change conference held by his government. He says he only eats non-genetically modified chicken straight from the farm. He also claimed the diet of many people of European descent can be linked to baldness and early breast growth in girls. "Baldness, which seems normal,...
  • Bolivia president under fire for linking chicken to deviance (Evo Morales)

    04/22/2010 6:29:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 364+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/22/10 | AFP
    COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AFP) – Bolivian President Evo Morales was under fire on Wednesday for suggesting that eating hormone-injected chicken could provoke male deviance at a global climate change summit. Bolivia's opposition and homosexual groups criticized comments made by Morales at the first "people's conference" on climate change the previous day, in which he said that chicken producers inject birds with female hormones and "when men eat those chickens, they experience deviances in being men." The Bolivian president also suggested that the European diet made men go bald. Spain's National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals sent a protest letter...
  • Chavez, Morales, Mugabe lash out at Copenhagen

    12/16/2009 10:19:11 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 874+ views
    AFP ^ | December 17, 2009
    Firebrand leaders Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Robert Mugabe turned up the heat at the UN climate talks, dumping the blame for global warming squarely at the feet of capitalism. Mr Chavez, the President of Venezuela, was one of the first world leaders to take the podium at the venue of the Copenhagen talks. He seized the occasion to characterise newly-minted Nobel Peace laureate US President Barack Obama as a warmonger. "I don't think Obama is here yet," said Mr Chavez. "He got the Nobel Peace Prize almost the same day as he sent 30,000 soldiers to kill innocent people...

    11/03/2009 1:23:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 2,706+ views - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | November 3, 2009 | Toby Westerman
    SNIPPET: "Lula and Chavez have established a "strategic relationship," and recently agreed upon a joint Brazilian-Venezuelan oil venture worth billions of dollars. Lula and Chavez have joined with Daniel Ortega, the returned Nicaraguan Marxist dictator, to form an anti-U.S. Latin American military alliance - all with Russian assistance - funded by the region's abundant oil reserves. Brazil is engaged in its own arms build-up and Lula is determined that Brazil will become at least a first-rate regional power. Unfortunately, Lula is establishing Brazil as an anti-American military power by aligning with nations hostile or potentially hostile to the U.S. Lula...
  • ACORN's Bertha Lewis, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales, BFF

    09/30/2009 11:32:58 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 773+ views
    American Spectator/The Lid ^ | 9/30/09 | The Lid
    In case you haven't seen a TV in the last month, here is some background. Bertha Lewis is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Organizer of ACORN, the largest community organization in the country. Appointed in May 2008, Ms. Lewis oversees the operations of its 400,000 strong membership, which is active in over 110 cities across the country. During the past few weeks while Lewis has been all over the press defending her organization, she has claimed that her first priority is ACORN's Clients, those poor people needing housing, medical care, etc. If she is so concerned about "the little...
  • MERCOSUR Summit Concludes with Condemnation to Honduras Coup

    07/25/2009 6:19:30 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 11 replies · 457+ views
    Cuban News Agency ^ | July 25, 2009
    The 37th Summit of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) concluded on Friday in Asuncion, Paraguay, with a strong condemnation to the coup perpetrated against Honduran legitimate President Jose Manuel Zelaya...In his opening speech, Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, categorically condemned the coup against Zelaya’s Government and said that “Honduras is a bleeding wound in regional democracy”....For his part, Bolivian President Evo Morales insisted that countries in the region should bear in mind the origin of the military coup. “What is the origin of the coup d´état in Honduras? From our point of view is the US military intervention” by...
  • Rousseau in the Tropics

    07/22/2009 9:56:17 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 8 replies · 1,863+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 21 July 2009 | Ken Martin
    It's good, occasionally, to take a trip down memory lane. It helps to put things into perspective. Hugo Chavez ought never to have been elected president. By rights, he ought to be growing old in a jail cell somewhere. Well, it's been seventeen years, maybe he’d be in a half-way house by now. As an army officer in 1992, he led a military revolt against the legal, constitutional government of Venezuela, and attempted to overthrow the democratically elected president of the time, Carlos Andres Perez. He gambled that once the shooting started, the minister of defense and the rest of...
  • GAO: Electric Cars Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions

    07/10/2009 11:38:59 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 49 replies · 2,167+ views ^ | July 10, 2009
    The push for conversion to plug-in electric cars will do nothing to stop carbon emissions, a report by the GAO warns, throwing cold water on a push by Democrats to get more plug-ins on the road. In fact, the problem could be made worse as demand goes up at coal-fired electrical plants. Plus, the need for batteries may just have the US changing the dictators to which we’re chained, as IBD reports...
  • Not So Fast With Those Electric Cars

    07/08/2009 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 1,224+ views ^ | July 8, 2009
    Alternative Energy: A government report says reliance on electric cars will do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and may merely shift our dependence on foreign sources from one set of dictators to another.It's a beautiful theory — highways full of electric cars emitting no greenhouse gases or pollutants after being plugged into an outlet in our garages overnight. The problem, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, is that the effort may only shift the problem somewhere else. "If you are using coal-fired power plants, and half the country's electricity comes from coal-powered plants, are you just trading...
  • Not So Fast With Those Electric Cars

    07/08/2009 5:07:23 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 27 replies · 1,134+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Alternative Energy: A government report says reliance on electric cars will do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and may merely shift our dependence on foreign sources from one set of dictators to another..."If you are using coal-fired power plants, and half the country's electricity comes from coal-powered plants, are you just trading one greenhouse gas emitter for another?" asks Mark Gaffigan, co-author of the GAO report. The report itself notes: "Reductions in CO2 emissions depend on generating electricity used to charge the vehicles from lower-emission sources of energy."
  • Jimmy Carter reported to accept coca invitation from Evo Morales

    05/05/2009 8:55:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 591+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 03, 2009 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Globovision of Caracas reports news that we hope is inaccurate, and which will be denied by former President Carter. The Venezuelan television network states that he has accepted an invitation to participate in the cultivation of coca with left wing Bolivian president Evo Morales, who grows it in Boliva. "Given that President Morales has been to my property, and evidently has harvested some peanuts, I hope that on my next visit I can go to El Chapare, where he is going to take me to harvest some coca leaves," responded Carter, which also drew a smirk of happiness from Morales....
  • Alleged Assassination Plot Roils Bolivian Politics

    04/18/2009 6:25:31 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 6 replies · 481+ views
    WSJ ^ | Apr 18, 2009 | By ANTONIO REGALADO and DAVID LUHNOW
    Mystery deepened on Friday surrounding the breakup of a suspected assassination plot against Bolivian president Evo Morales that left three dead, as opposition leaders cast doubt on the government's story and said it was using the plot to influence coming elections. The hazy details of what happened on Thursday, in accounts by Bolivian authorities, seem lifted from the pages of a Hollywood script. An alleged plot against the president and other top officials was broken up by an elite police squad. Three men were killed in their underwear after a half-hour shootout at a hotel. Allegedly among the dead were...
  • Leftists should join Castro for Cuban Revolution's 50th

    10/27/2008 8:58:58 PM PDT · by seastay · 5 replies · 345+ views
    MediaCorp Pte Ltd ^ | 26 October 2008
    LA PAZ : Bolivia's President Evo Morales proposed Saturday that leftist Latin leaders descend on Havana January 1 to stand strong and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution with ailing icon Fidel Castro. "It is my greatest desire to go there with the social movements, and with the anti-imperialist presidents, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution" which falls January 1, 2009, Morales declared on a visit to the eastern city of Santa Cruz. The first indigenous president of Bolivia, which has an indigenous majority, told a gathering of indigenous people from across the Americas that...
  • Top Obama Campaign Member Met With Ahmadinejad in New York Tonight

    09/24/2008 7:42:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 143 replies · 8,163+ views
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | Kristinn
    <p>A founding member of the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois met in New York City tonight with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</p> <p>Jodie Evans, who co-hosted Obama's first major fundraiser in Hollywood in February 2007 just after Obama announced his candidacy and is a top fundraiser and donor to Obama's campaign, led a delegation of leftist anti-American groups that held a private meeting near the United Nations. The stated purpose of the meeting was to "serve as an opening for diplomatic resolution" to prevent war between Iran and the United States.</p>
  • Bolivia strengthens relations with Russia after US fall-out

    09/16/2008 3:16:22 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 246+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/16/2008 | Jeremy McDermott
    Bolivia may look towards Russia for funding if the United States decides to withdraw its Ł14 million in annual aid. Relations between America and the South American state are at an all-time low after Bolivia expelled the US ambassador amid civil unrest which has left more than 30 dead. Whilst long range Russian bombers now streak across the skies of the Caribbean from a base in Venezuela, and Moscow seeks to strengthen relations with its old ally Cuba, Bolivia may be the latest recruit in expanding Russian influence in Washington's "back yard". Last week the US ambassador to La Paz...
  • Crisis In Bolivia-- 30 Dead As Marxist Evo Morales Attempts Power Grab

    09/14/2008 9:01:45 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 7 replies · 244+ views ^ | 09/15/2008 | self
    Marxist President Evo Morales, a Chavez lackey and supporter of the Iranian regime, blamed opposition activists for killing government supporters this weekend. --Opposition leaders said the Marxist fighters were armed and intended to start fighting in the region. Here is AMAZING Footage of fighting at the airport in the city of Cobija this weekend: . . Former Bolivian Congressman and political dissident Jose Brechner sent this report on the crisis earlier today: The socialist government of president Evo Morales centralized all the financial resources of the state and doesn´t want to give back the taxes from oil revenues to...
  • Venezuela kicks out US ambassador

    09/11/2008 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 552+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 September 2008
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez expelled the US envoy to Caracas today and threatened to halt crude exports to the US on a day he highlighted the recent arrival of two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers. Mr Chavez today ordered US ambassador Patrick Duddy to leave the country within 72 hours, in a move he described as an act of solidarity with Venezuela's ally Bolivia, which also expelled its US envoy. "Starting at this moment the Yankee ambassador in Caracas has 72 hours to leave Venezuela," Mr Chavez said at a public event in the port city of Puerto Cabello, 120km west...
  • President Morales agrees to Bolivian recall vote

    05/08/2008 9:09:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 218+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/08 | AP
    LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales agreed Thursday to stand for election in a nationwide recall vote, gambling that Bolivians will re-elect him after just two years in office. "If we politicians can't agree, it's best that the population decide our destiny," Morales said in a nationally televised address. Congress on Thursday passed a bill ordering the recall be held within 90 days. Morales said he will sign the measure. The bill would require Morales and Bolivia's nine state governors to win both more votes and a greater percentage of support than they did on a 2005 ballot. If...
  • Bolivian state votes on autonomy measure (exit polls, as much as 85 percent support)

    05/04/2008 5:37:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 123+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/08 | Dan Keane - ap
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia - Bolivia's largest state voted amid scattered violence Sunday on a measure seeking greater political and economic autonomy from the government of leftist President Evo Morales, who called the vote unconstitutional. As polls closed Sunday, exit surveys showed the autonomy referendum drawing as much as 85 percent support, though they were conducted by local news media sympathetic to the cause. No margin of error was available. Minor clashes across Santa Cruz state injured at least 25 people during the politically charged vote, which sought to separate the state's freewheeling capitalism and mixed-blood heritage from Morales' vision of...