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  • Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López escapes country and heads to Madrid

    10/26/2020 11:55:30 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | October 25 2020 | Lucinda Elliott
    One of the most prominent leaders in the faltering movement to overthrow President Maduro has secretly fled Venezuela. Leopoldo López, 49, Venezuela’s best-known political prisoner is no longer in the country, officials have confirmed. His final destination was confirmed by Spanish authorities as Madrid, where his wife, their three children and his father, who is a member of the European parliament, reside. The decision to leave Venezuela “has not been an easy one,” Mr López said on Twitter, while insisting he could continue efforts to oust President Maduro from exile. “We will not rest, and we will continue working day...
  • 1,563-Word NYT Venezuela Oil Crash Essay Didn’t Mention Socialism Once

    10/08/2020 2:30:50 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/8/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Leave it to The New York Times (The Times) to publish a 1,000-plus-word story on the failed state of Venezuela’s collapsing oil sector without saying anything about socialism. In the story headlined “Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era,” The Times blamed America and made it appear that the Venezuelan oil sector was imploding due simply to “gross mismanagement.” “Venezuela’s colossal oil sector, which shaped the country and the international energy market for a century, has come to a near halt, with production reduced to a trickle by years of gross mismanagement and American sanctions,” The...
  • Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

    10/07/2020 7:56:14 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2020 | Sheyla Urdaneta, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Isayen HerreraPhotographs by Adriana Loureiro Fernandez
    For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela. Wells that once tapped the world’s largest crude reserves are abandoned or left to flare toxic gases that cast an orange glow over depressed oil towns. Refineries that once processed oil for export are rusting hulks, leaking crude that blackens shorelines and coats the water in an oily sheen. Fuel shortages have brought the country to a standstill. At gas stations, lines go on for miles. Venezuela’s colossal oil sector, which shaped the country and the international energy market for a century, has come...
  • Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro Hopes Coronavirus Makes Trump ‘More Human’

    10/05/2020 4:30:09 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro attempted to send well-wishes to President Donald Trump during his regular Sunday night television broadcast, blaming Trump for testing positive for the Chinese coronavirus and expressing hope that the virus will make him “more human.” SNIP “We do not wish for any human to be infected,” Maduro said during his broadcast, referring to Trump’s diagnosis. “We send our human solidarity. We hope he recovers his health and his life.” “Hopefully all this will lead him to be more reflexive and more human for the protection of the people of the U.S. and for him to...
  • Venezuela’s Food Chain Is Breaking, and Millions Go Hungry

    10/03/2020 4:12:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/01/20 | John Otis
    Ana Nuñez, a 62-year-old retired municipal worker in western Venezuela, says her meals often consist of just a few corn-flour pancakes, known as arepas. Even when she has money to buy groceries in the city of Maracaibo’s teeming flea market, she said that “instead of quality food they sell garbage, like animal hides and rotten cheese.” A widespread scarcity of gasoline is the latest blow to domestic food production in Venezuela, preventing goods from getting to market and farmers from filling up their tractors. Food production in this oil-rich nation, led by its socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, had already been...
  • Socialist Venezuela: when you put "gasoline" in your car, it's mostly... water

    07/20/2020 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Marinario · 19 replies
    1. Venezhela blames the...US for its economic problems. Says it's cruel... 2. These days, when you put "gasoline" in your car, it's mostly... water. Time stamp: 9:30-10:30 https://youtu.be/aRsZqyla6CE (Jaime Bayly)
  • Jaime Bayly: weeknights Spanish exposing corrupted cruel Maduro regime

    07/16/2020 7:01:06 PM PDT · by Marinario · 2 replies
    Peruvian American, Jaime Bayly: The one weeknights show in Spanish exposing corrupted cruel Maduro regime. Watched in various countries in south America He is on Miami's megaTV 9PM ET https://www.youtube.com/c/JaimeBaylyShowtv
  • Trump: ‘Something Will Be Happening with Venezuela’ and America Will ‘Be Very Much Involved’

    07/11/2020 12:10:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview with Noticias Telemundo released on Friday, President Trump stated that “Something will be happening with Venezuela” and that the United States will “be very much involved.” Trump also vowed to “take care of the people of Venezuela” and support whoever the people of Venezuela elect and support as their leader. Host Jose Diaz-Balart asked, “For you, Venezuela, is it Guaido, is it Maduro, is it U.S. intervention?” Trump responded, “It’s freedom for their people. It’s freedom. Venezuela was a rich country 15 years ago, and it’s been destroyed by two people, but a system, a horrible system....
  • Venezuela court orders takeover of 2 major political parties

    06/23/2020 7:50:11 PM PDT · by piasa · 14 replies
    AP via KIRO7 ^ | June 16, 2020 - 3:05 PM | SCOTT SMITH
    CARACAS, Venezuela — (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, on Tuesday ordered the takeover of two influential political parties opposed to the socialist government ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year. The court suspended and replaced the board of directors for the Justice First party a day after the same move against the Democratic Action, one of the nation's oldest and largest parties. It was part of a “necessary restructuring process,” the court said in rulings posted on Facebook. No legal action was taken, however, against Popular Will, the party of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who...
  • Biden Criticizes Trump for Openness to Meeting Maduro, Despite Own Meeting with the Venezuelan Strongman

    06/23/2020 7:55:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23 2020 | HARIS ALIC
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Monday for claiming to be open to meeting Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro — something Trump appeared to be mulling, but which Biden has actually done. The former vice president, who played a central role in crafting the Obama administration’s foreign policy, criticized Trump on Monday for appearing to reverse his position on Maduro’s legitimacy in Venezuela.
  • Black Lives Matter Founder an Open Supporter of Socialist Venezuelan Dictator Maduro

    06/13/2020 2:17:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 13 2020 | RAFAEL VALERA
    One of the most high-profile founders of the Black Lives Matter organization – now one of the most influential and powerful political movements on the planet – has a long history of supporting Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro. Maduro has presided over one of the world’s most repressive regimes since 2013 when his predecessor Hugo Chávez died. Under Maduro, Venezuelan police forces have committed a long list of human rights atrocities including the torture, kidnapping, rape, and killing of unarmed protesters. Under Maduro, Venezuela has become an especially dangerous place for minors. In light of the prominence of Black Lives...
  • White House claims violence incited at Floyd protests in Miami linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    06/07/2020 3:49:15 AM PDT · by piasa · 9 replies
    Miami Herald via Stars and Stripes ^ | June 6, 2020 | MICHAEL WILNER, DAVID SMILEY, ALEX DAUGHERTY and NORA GAMEZ TORRES
    Reports that operatives from Cuba and Venezuela had possibly infiltrated protests in Miami first surfaced Monday on Primer Informe, a blog run by former El Nuevo Herald reporter Casto Ocando. According to the blog post by Ocando, FBI counter-terrorism agents had detained and questioned people in Miami and other cities who admitted to having been paid by activists to participate in the protests, and were investigating possible ties to Venezuela and Cuba..... And a woman participating in Sunday's march, identified by the Miami-based En Vivo TV as Hellen Pena, acknowledged when pressed that she was a supporter of the late-Venezuelan...
  • U.S. State Department Shackles Target Maduro's Venezuela Kleptocrats

    06/03/2020 2:21:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | Austin Bay
    That Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro remains in power is a testament to his military's guns, secret police repression, torture of his pro-democracy opposition and the malign charity of four buddy dictatorships, Russia, Iran, Cuba and China. As late as January 2020, the month during which a Maduro ally hired fancy lobbyists to gull Congress into easing sanctions, the prospects for sending him into Cuban exile looked better. Bipartisan applause greeted Maduro's arch Venezuelan enemy, Juan Guaido, when Guaido attended the State of the Union address as a White House guest. Guaido was the president of Venezuela's National Assembly when...
  • Carlos Osweda (Alias) Reveals Venezuelan Plot is fake news (TOY WEAPONS)

    05/06/2020 5:15:43 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/07/2020 | Carlos Osweda (AKA)
    Carlos Osweda (An Alias for a well known citizen journalist) has written a great thread on revealing the recent Venezuelan plot where American veterans were captured in an attempt to discredit President Trump. Carlos is an exceptionally observant student on the behavior of leftist monsters and methods. He reveals yet another ongoing fraud here:
  • Venezuela’s Maduro says 2 US ‘mercenaries’ were captured in failed raid attempt

    05/05/2020 4:10:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Nicolás Maduro, the embattled leader of Venezuela, said Monday that authorities in Caracas captured 13 “terrorists”—including two U.S. citizens-- in a failed invasion attempt that he said was no doubt orchestrated by the Trump administration. Maduro made a nationwide broadcast on state television and held up a pair of U.S. passports that he said were recovered. He read off the names and birthdays of the two Americans.
  • Ex-Green Beret claims he led foiled raid into Venezuela

    05/03/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 05 04 2020 | JOSHUA GOODMAN and SCOTT SMITH
    A former Green Beret has taken responsibility for what he claimed was a failed attack Sunday aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and that the socialist government said ended with eight dead. Jordan Goudreau’s comments in an interview with an exiled Venezuelan journalist capped a bizarre day that started with reports of a pre-dawn amphibious raid near the South American country’s heavily guarded capital. An AP investigation published Friday found that Goudreau had been working with a retired Venezuelan army general now facing U.S. narcotics charges to train dozens of deserting Venezuelan soldiers at secret camps inside neighboring Colombia....
  • Seized cocaine shipment traced to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

    05/02/2020 10:42:33 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 2, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    Four tons of cocaine worth more than $165 million seized off of the Spanish coast last week has been linked to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro, US authorities said. Spanish, Colombian and UK police working in conjunction with the US Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted a ship carrying the drugs 300 miles off the coast of Galicia, in northern Spain.
  • Trump tells Chevron to “wind down” oil fields in Venezuela

    04/21/2020 6:52:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2020 | Scott Smith
    The Trump administration on Tuesday ordered Chevron Corp. to “wind down” operations in Venezuela by Dec. 1, barring the California-based oil giant in the meantime from drilling or exporting, as the U.S. increases pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to give up power. Chevron is the last major U.S. oil company to do business in crisis-wracked Venezuela, investing in the South American nation’s oil fields and machinery over the last century with an estimated value of $2.6 billion, which analysts say Maduro’s government will likely take over. It’s the latest in a series of steps the White House has taken against...
  • AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

    08/19/2019 9:28:03 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 14 replies
    www.apnews.com ^ | 19 Aug 19 | hapnHal
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, said the official. A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place. The AP is withholding the intermediary’s name...
  • Feds charge Venezuelan President Maduro, other top officials with narco-terrorism

    03/26/2020 7:49:17 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | ANTONIO MARIA DELGADO AND JAY WEAVER
    In a stunning announcement amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department plans to announce Thursday that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other government officials have been charged with turning Venezuela into a narco-state by collaborating with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group that exported tons of cocaine to the United States. An indictment, to be unveiled at a “virtual” news conference in Washington, D.C., accuses Maduro and other top officials in his socialist regime of conspiring with the U.S.-designated terrorist group known as the FARC so that Venezuela could be used for narcotics shipments to finance a long-running civil war against...