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  • VP Mike Pence: US not going to stand by while Venezuela 'crumbles'

    08/14/2017 7:33:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 14, 2017 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Vice President Mike Pence, speaking from Colombia, emphasized today the U.S. has "many options" when it comes to dealing with the crisis in Venezuela. "What's appropriate is for the United States of America to make it clear that we have, as the president said, many options on Venezuela," Pence said in an interview with NBC News. "We're simply not going to tolerate seeing Venezuela collapse into dictatorship." "President Trump has made it clear - were simply not going to stand by while Venezuela crumbles," he continued. Venezuela has recently been rocked by violent protests and political unrest. In a controversial...
  • Venezuela crisis: Latin Americans condemn Trump over 'military response'

    08/12/2017 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th August 2017 | BBC News
    The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis. Argentina said dialogue and diplomacy were the only ways to promote democracy in Venezuela. Venezuela's foreign minister said Mr Trump's words had been hostile and disrespectful and risked destablising Latin America. Violent demonstrations since April have left more than 120 people dead. President Nicolas Maduro's new constituent assembly - which can rewrite the constitution and could override the opposition-controlled parliament - has been widely criticised as anti-democratic. Mercosur - which includes the region's largest economies Argentina and Brazil as...
  • Trump: 'I'm not going to rule out a military option' in Venezuela

    08/11/2017 5:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 11, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk and The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not rule out a "military option" in Venezuela as the ruling regime there consolidates power. "We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary," Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club on Friday. The president did not answer a question about whether American troops would lead a potential operation. "We don't talk about it. But a military operation, a military option, is certainly something we could pursue," he responded.....
  • Venezuela policy wins Trump unlikely friends in Latin America

    08/11/2017 8:26:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | August 11, 2017 | Patricia Mazzei
    In one of the most striking recent examples of Latin American unity, an emergency meeting held in Peru this week over how to handle Venezuelas pressing political crisis drew 17 countries that denounced a breakdown of democracy. Foreign ministers flew to Lima from every corner of the Western Hemisphere except the U.S. It wasnt because the region had aligned itself against Washington. For once, Latin Americas biggest players came together to make the rarest of admissions: When it comes to Venezuela, they agree with President Donald Trump. At least for now. What we have in Venezuela is a dictatorship,...
  • Challenges of Latin America's Left Debated in Cuba

    05/12/2017 11:04:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | May 11, 2017
    Despite the success of socialist governments over the past two decades, conference attendees agreed that grave inequality continues to plague the region. Today's roundtable discussions focused on how to counter the oligarchs and imperialism who accompany the rise of far-right wing politicians. Cuban researchers emphasized how the academy can be used in a regional context to resist these anti-democratic forces. Despite the success of revolutionary and anti-neoliberal governments in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past two decades, conference attendees agreed that the region continues to be plagued by grave inequality. More than 175 million people remain in abject...
  • CONGRESS DEMANDS INVESTIGATION INTO OBAMA ADMIN MEDDLING IN FOREIGN ELECTIONS

    03/14/2017 3:10:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 14, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Obama admin gave taxpayer money to Soros to spark leftist political revolution A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to "extreme and sometimes violent political activists" that promote leftist causes, according to a copy of the letter. The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration's State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa....
  • China Eyes Latin America In Ashes Of Monroe Doctrine

    02/23/2017 9:33:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    America Economia via WorldCrunch ^ | 2017-02-17 | Rodrgo lvarez
    Donald Trumps arrival at the White House will have real effects on the international system as a whole, and will inevitably impact the Latin American region. The key question is, will we continue alone under the U.S doctrine, or make a strategic adjustment? Chiles Foreign Minister Heraldo Muoz has declared that with Trumps pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, Chile must look elsewhere to China and South Korea. Asking epochal questions is absolutely valid right now for all of Latin America and the Caribbean. In essence, since the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, the United States has...
  • Friedman: After Trumps Policies There Will Be No Jobs, Everything Automated!

    01/29/2017 12:36:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 29, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In what seemed like the ramblings of a 19th century Luddite, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Tom Friedman appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday where he issued a ridiculous warning about the US economy under President Donald Trump. “So what’s going to happen if prices go up? American companies will build those factories here,” he exclaimed, “And you know what they'll do? They'll completely robotize them. There will be no jobs!”Friedman’s tirade was triggered by the very active first week of the Trump administration where the president signed executive orders on everything from immigration to economics....
  • 'Cannibal' prisoners 'feast on human flesh of fellow inmate'...26 killed in 10-day riot

    01/24/2017 7:31:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | Kelly-Ann MillsGerard Couzens
    The footage was recorded at Alcacuz Prison in the north eastern Brazilian city of Natal which is in the midst of a bloody riot as rival gangs attack each other. The bodies of some prisoners have been returned to their loved ones with their heads missing after they were decapitated. Only 22 victims of the horrific violence had been identified so far, with forensic experts still trying to determine who two heads, a forearm, an arm and a leg removed by the prison grounds belonged to. ... Elite military police are expected to move in shortly to help jail guards...
  • Weekly Update: 12-30-16

    12/31/2016 11:23:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 30, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Year End Bang on Clinton Email Obamas Travel Cost $96 Million Over Eight Years Islamic Terrorists Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S. Happy New Year! Year End Bang on Clinton Email In 2016, Judicial Watch established itself it as the most significant public policy entity in the nation. Our work in the courts exposing the truth about the Clinton emails and the corruption of the Clinton pay-to-play scandals changed history. So it is fitting that in this, the years final Weekly Update, I have a report for you on a new major court decision that could dramatically...
  • Spanish Military Report: Islamic Terrorists Operate, Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S.

    12/28/2016 11:22:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2016
    Latin America is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities in other countries, mainly the United States, according to a new report released by Spains Defense Ministry. Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region, the defense document states. Governments in the region consider Islamic terrorism to be a foreign problem, the report says, and intelligence agencies are ill equipped to handle the threat they represent. The ignorance involving...
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • GOP Lawmaker: Islamic State Has Established Training Camps in Latin America

    11/24/2016 2:46:23 PM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 23 Nov 16 | Edwin Mora
    The chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, in an interview with Breitbart News after meeting with various government officials in South America last weekend, warns that the nexus between radical Islamic terrorists and criminal groups in Latin America is growing and poses a major threat to the United States. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC), the chairman, also told Breitbart News that the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has established training camps in countries south of the United States.
  • Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire

    10/31/2016 7:12:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2016 | Richard Pollack
    FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday. Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, WSJ revelation confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group reported in August. FBI field offices in three cities, specifically, New York, Little Rock and Washington, D.C., were coordinating with the U. S. Attorneys working in those...
  • Muslim Population in Latin America Grows 25% Amid Radicalization Concerns

    08/24/2016 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | August 24, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    Islam had an estimated 3 million adherents in Latin America and the Caribbean as of the end of last year, marking an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 2.3 million who were residing there in 2010, a Breitbart News analysis of U.S. Department of State (DoS) data shows. Among the Muslims in the region are people who emigrated from Muslim majority countries including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan and locals who converted. Most of them are recent migrants and descendants of those who made the journey years and even generations ago, namely Palestinians, among others....
  • Microsoft is giving up on consumer smartphones, too

    05/25/2016 1:02:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies
    ReCode ^ | MAY 25, 2016, 5:00A | BY INA FRIED
    The company is taking a $950 million charge to unwind the last vestiges of the Nokia deal. div class="c-entry-content"> Microsoft is further scaling back its flagging phone business, exiting the consumer market and cutting another 1,850 jobs.As part of the move announced Wednesday, Microsoft will take a $950 million charge and cut what little remained of its Finland-based phone hardware business, unwinding the last of its disastrous $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone unit. Last week, Microsoft announced separately that it was selling what was left of its low-end "feature phone" business.The company has been scaling back its phone ambitions...
  • Iran announces naval deployment in Latin America

    04/03/2016 3:21:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Army Commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi on Saturday announced that Iran intends to deploy warships and destroyers in Latin America, in a sign of the attempts of the leading state sponsor of terror to expand its military cooperation with countries opposing the US. We intend to take a longer stride in marine voyages and even go towards friendly states in Latin America," Salehi told reporters at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. Speaking at a ceremony welcoming back the Iranian Navy's 38th fleet after 75 days of international deployment, he said...
  • U.S., Latin America declare war on Zika mosquito

    02/14/2016 7:09:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    They bite during the day and find humans tastier than the rest of the animal kingdom -- and that's exactly what makes the Aedes mosquito so dangerous. Well, that and the fact that it carries the Zika virus, which has terrified the globe. "There is the enemy," Dr. Tom Frieden, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Congress as he projected an image of the bug on screen last week, calling for a massive effort -- with a staggering $1.8 billion price tag -- to combat the danger. The Zika virus is an obscure agent that festered...
  • Dangerous Chagas Disease – Imported from Latin America – Widespread in Southern US

    12/02/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Thanks to Obama’s open border policies there are now hundreds of thousands of cases of Chagas Disease in the United States today. Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). It is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries. The disease is transmitted to humans by contact with feces of triatomine bugs, known as ‘kissing bugs.’ Chagas disease is spread by the Kissing Bug in Latin American countries. Chagas often leads to a fatal condition known as Chagasic cardiomyopathy. The National School for Tropical...
  • LatAm hands climate bill to rich world at summit

    11/28/2015 12:35:45 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Leila Macor
    Montevideo (AFP) - Latin America will demand that the richest and most polluting countries foot the bill for reducing harmful emissions at the world climate summit starting Monday. Countries in one of the world's poorest and most environmentally diverse regions have failed to agree on many things and do not have a common negotiating position overall going into the talks