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  • Venezuela Latest: Trump Urges Military To Switch Sides, "Live Aid" Concert Set For Colombia Friday

    02/19/2019 2:45:42 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/18/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy and the United States of America is standing right by their side" President Donald J. Trump Speaks In Miami 2/18/2019 Speaking in Miami Monday afternoon President Donald Trump urged the Venezuelan military to stop its support for Nicolas Maduro and come out in support of Interim President Juan Guaido. Trump noted that Guaido has offered amnesty and also warned that the US knows where the military has any ill gotten gains given to them by Maduro stashed in financial institutions. The President laid out a vision of democracy for Venezuela...
  • Venezuela's Maduro says rival Guaido 'serves the interests of US and Zionists'

    02/18/2019 9:07:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 15, 2019 | JTA
    The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called the self-declared interim president and opposition leader Juan Guaido "a CIA agent who serves the interests of the United States and the Zionists" in an interview with the Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese media outlet, al-Mayadeen... Maduro denied that there are Hezbollah operatives acting in Venezuela. And he accused the United States for trying seize the wealth and oil of Venezuela... The United States, European countries and other world leaders maintain that Maduro's re-election last year was fraudulent and have recognized Guaido as the country's interim leader, as has Israel. The country's military remains loyal to...
  • Marco Rubio at Venezuela border warns Maduro's troops against "crime" of blocking aid

    02/18/2019 6:58:20 AM PST · by mac_truck · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/18/2019 | Staff
    Cucuta, Colombia -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela on Sunday and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that it will be a "crime against humanity" if they block entry of the goods that are being channeled through Maduro's rivals. An enthusiastic throng of Venezuelan migrants, some chanting "Rubio! Liberty," met the Florida Republican as he visited Cucuta and held a news conference in sight of a border bridge that has been flooded in recent months by people fleeing the hardships of Venezuela's hyperinflation and severe shortages of food and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/13/2019

    02/13/2019 3:41:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
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    President Trump praising the work of Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama, in reaching a deal for funding a barrier on the nation's southern border..... He was arrested in Mexico just over two years ago, escaped from prison there twice, then extradited to the United States last year and now Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman found guilty of ten federal charges in New York Tuesday..... The leader of the "New Right" Party in Israel, Naftali Bennett, says that religious Israelis are used by Benjamin Netanyahu at election time, but then he abandons them afterwards..... The messaging and the message from Prime...
  • Venezuela’s military is 90% against Maduro, claims defecting colonel

    02/11/2019 3:00:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    The Times ^ | 2-11-19 | Stephen Gibbs
    A colonel in the Venezuelan army has become the latest senior officer to renounce President Maduro’s regime. Rubén Paz declared support for Juan Guaidó, the rival president, in a video and asked colleagues to join him. “Ninety per cent of us in the armed forces are really unhappy,” he said. “We are being used to keep them in power.” A stockpile of US aid — medicines, medical equipment and nutritional supplements — is in the Colombian border city of Cucuta. Colonel Paz, a doctor, urged soldiers to help the aid get into Venezuela. Mr Guaidó has offered amnesty to those...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 2/11/2019

    02/11/2019 4:45:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
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    Chinese government media has produced a video purported to be that of a Muslim Uighur musician reported to have died in a Chinese detention facility. The video dated Sunday shows Abdurehim Heyit saying he is in good health..... The ISIS holdouts are under assault from the US backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria in what is reported to be the final assault to take the Islamic State out..... Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat Senator from Minnesota, announced her candidacy for President Sunday..... Politics in Israel and Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer, chairman of the Central Elections Committee, ordered a probe into...
  • Venezuela: Guaido will not rule out authorising US intervention

    02/10/2019 8:27:03 AM PST · by 4Runner · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | February 9, 2019 | Yuri Cortez
    Venezuela’s self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido refused to rule out on Friday the possibility of authorizing United States intervention to help force President Nicolas Maduro from power and alleviate a humanitarian crisis. National Assembly leader Guaido told AFP he would do “everything that is necessary... to save human lives,” acknowledging that US intervention is “a very controversial subject.”
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/6/2019

    02/06/2019 5:13:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    President Trump will meet North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un for a second time February 27th and 28th in Vietnam.... Restrictions on protest in France of individuals and groups passed in the National Assembly Tuesday. 387 in favor, 92 against with 74 abstentions.... Authorities in Paris believe an apartment complex fire Monday night was deliberately set... The Battle of Brexit or is it the Betrayal of Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa My intends to talk with the EU later this week and was in Northern Ireland Tuesday talking the "Irish backstop" issue Tuesday..... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says if the Kurdish...
  • Russia’s policy on Venezuela influenced by CEO of oil giant

    02/05/2019 9:49:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | Feb 4 2019
    Russia is now "so deeply invested in the Maduro regime that the only realistic option is to double down." Financial Times' Alexander Gabuev says that Rosneft owns two offshore gas fields in Venezuela and holds stakes in assets boasting more than 20 million tonnes of crude. Caracas owes Rosneft USD 3 billion. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido last month declared himself interim president, winning the backing of the United States. Russia, meanwhile, supported Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolás Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013. The Kremlin is extending help to Maduro while the United States is imposing sanctions...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro Writes to Pope for Help

    02/04/2019 7:37:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Vanguard ^ | 2/4/19
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he has written to the pope asking him to help mediate his country’s crisis after a swathe of nations recognised a rival opposition chief as interim leader. “I sent a letter to Pope Francis,” Maduro told Italy’s SkyTG24 television in an interview broadcast on Monday, with opposition leader Juan Guaido gaining more international support. “I told him that I serve Christ’s cause… and in this spirit I asked for his help, in a process of facilitating and strengthening dialogue,” said Maduro, who has rejected calls for snap presidential elections. “I ask the pope to put...
  • Venezuela’s End Game: Pope and Bishops Take Different Paths

    02/03/2019 5:41:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 1/31/19 | Joan Frawley Desmond
    WASHINGTON — During a Jan. 28 inflight press conference on his return from World Youth Day in Panama, Pope Francis was asked to offer explicit support to Venezuelan protesters calling for their country’s embattled President Nicolás Maduro to step down. But the Pope replied that taking sides in the escalating confrontation between the Maduro regime and its opponents “would be a pastoral imprudence” and do “damage.” “I suffer for what is happening in Venezuela right now,” said Francis, who repeated his call for a “just and peaceful solution.” The Holy Father’s language frustrated human-rights advocates and others who see a...
  • Venezuela: European Union nations set to recognize opposition leader Guaido as Maduro deadline

    02/03/2019 10:22:18 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    DW ^ | 03.02.2019
    An eight-day "ultimatum" for Venezuela's President Maduro to call fresh elections is set to expire in hours. Several EU nations are preparing to recognize Juan Guaido as interim leader, but Maduro remains defiant. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro faces massive pressure to call for new elections before midnight on Sunday. Germany, France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium have said they will recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if Maduro fails to announce a second vote before the eight-day ultimatum expires. France's European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, told LCI television on Sunday that "if by tonight [President] Maduro does...
  • Venezuelan general urges military to disavow Maduro as opposition stages rallies

    02/02/2019 2:00:31 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Ana Isabel Martinez and Vivian Sequera
    An active Venezuelan general called on the armed forces to rebel against President Nicolas Maduro and to recognize the opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim chief as pressure at home and abroad grows on the head of state to step down. In a video circulating on Twitter on Saturday, General Francisco Yanez of the air force's high command, said most of the armed forces already disavowed Maduro, who claims he is victim of a coup directed by the United States. "People of Venezuela, 90 percent of the armed forces of Venezuela are not with the dictator, they are with the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/1/2019

    02/01/2019 3:44:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
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    North Korea has pledged to destroy all of its nuclear enrichment facilities. That's the word from the US representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun..... "I'll continue to build the wall, and we'll get the wall finished" That's what President Trump told two "New York Times" reporters at the White House.... The US backed Syrian Democratic Forces are talking with Islamic State about the fate of the last ISIS fighters in the Euphrates River Valley in eastern Syria..... In northern Syria's Idlib province the attacks by the HTS jihadist group, formerly Al-Qaeda, have broken the peace guaranteed by Russia and Turkey...
  • Mystery arrival of Russia jumbo jet to Caracas fuels rumors Maduro looking to relocate gold reserves

    01/30/2019 7:20:50 PM PST · by Candor7 · 56 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 31 January 2019 | AP Staff
    <p>CARACAS - The surprise arrival of a giant Russian passenger plane to Venezuela amid a wave of anti-government unrest is fueling intrigue on social media and charges by the opposition that President Nicolas Maduro’s administration is looking to shuttle abroad what’s left of the country’s depleted gold reserves.</p>
  • Liberal Dems fret over ‘US backed coup’ in Venezuela against socialist dictator Maduro

    01/30/2019 8:51:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    FOX News ^ | 01/30/2019 | By Adam Shaw
    Several liberal Democrats are speaking out against the Trump administration's stance against Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro -- even describing the support for opposition leader Juan Guaido as a “US backed coup” -- despite bipartisan support elsewhere for the administration's actions. The Trump administration announced last week that it was formally recognizing Guaido as the country’s legitimate leader, and this week announced billions of dollars in sanctions against Maduro and the state-owned oil company. Republicans and some Democrats have backed Trump’s move, noting the appalling human rights conditions in the country as well as the dire economic situation fueled by...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/30/2019

    01/30/2019 3:42:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/30/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    In Venezuela the opposition to Nicolas Maduro taking to the streets and in support of the interim President Juan Guaido today (Wednesday). Venezuela's Supreme Court, controlled by Maduro, has ruled that Mr. Guaido cannot leave the country and frozen his bank accounts...... The Battle of Brexit and two amendments approved Tuesday in Parliament that appear to be the fruit of a closing of ranks in the British Conservative Party..... There's a high level Russian delegation talking Syria and Iran on a visit to Israel this week.... Israeli politics and the new face in Israeli politics, retired Chief of Staff Benny...
  • Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro must be soiling himself about now

    01/29/2019 9:47:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro, who already has a legal president waiting in the wings to take the reins, now has a mountain of U.S. pressure to get out while the getting's good. He's not much for Twitter, but in the last few hours, he's been going like gangbusters, or, well, in his case, gangs, trying to rally the left to his regime and get his "narrative" for them out. Look at this amazingly long string of recent tweets. The big thing making him scream publicly is news of the crushing round of sanctions employed by President Trump and his dream...
  • Trump administration levies devastating sanctions against Venezuela

    01/28/2019 5:56:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 28, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    The Trump administration on Monday announced devastating sanctions against Venezuela in an effort to pressure President Nicolás Maduro to step aside — as the country’s opposition leader vowed to take control of the oil rich country. National-security adviser John Bolton said penalties would be imposed on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company as President Trump recognized self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate leader. While announcing the hefty sanctions, Bolton did not rule out the use of military force as a means to oust Maduro. “The president has made it clear that all options are on the table,” Bolton told...
  • Treasury sanctions Venezuela state-owned oil firm in bid to transfer control to Maduro opposition

    01/28/2019 12:48:37 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 JAN 19 | Tom DiChristopher | @tdichristopher
    The Trump administration will sanction Venezuela's state-owned oil firm, Petroleos de Venezuela, a move the White House has long put off for fear that it would raise oil prices and hurt American refiners. The move comes after a turbulent week for Venezuela that has created a standoff over the country's leadership. Last week, the opposition leader of Venezuela's National Assembly, Juan Guaido, named himself interim president amid street protests. President Donald Trump soon recognized Guaido as the nation's leader and his administration has been marshaling international support for the opposition figure since then. However, socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro, having recently...