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  • Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro urges women to have six children ‘for the good of the country’

    03/04/2020 11:52:28 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/4/2020 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Nicolas Maduro, appearing in a televised event promoting a women’s health care plan, instructed them to “give birth, give birth” and have six children – all for the “good of the country.”
  • Venezuela’s Socialists Embrace Business, Making Partner of a ‘Parasite’. Decades of socialist-style control devastated the economy. Now, capitalism is back, helping

    02/23/2020 5:56:01 PM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2020 | Anatoly Kurmanaev
    CARACAS, Venezuela — As Venezuela tumbled deeper into economic crisis in 2017 and its people searched for a way out, one name kept coming up: Lorenzo Mendoza. The family name is universally known in Venezuela. Empresas Polar, the food conglomerate started by Mr. Mendoza’s grandfather, had grown into the country’s largest private company. Its corn meal, used to make the national dish, was in every pantry, and its beer a welcome part of social gatherings. As President Nicolás Maduro’s disastrous economic policies set off food shortages and a refugee crisis, Mr. Mendoza emerged as an outspoken critic of his administration...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump joins Venezuela's Juan Guaidó to battle the anti-America coalition

    02/20/2020 8:05:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    President Trump earned a standing ovation during his State of the Union Address this year when he recognized Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó in the audience. For many, it was an electrifying moment – Guaidó is a symbol of courage and of freedom pitted against a bad and destructive anti-American dictatorship. President Trump said, "We are supporting the hopes of Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans to restore democracy. The United States is leading a 59-nation diplomatic coalition against the socialist dictator of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Maduro is an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who brutalizes his people. But Maduro’s grip on tyranny will...
  • Maduro’s socialist miracle: To ‘succeed,’ you just need all the guns

    12/10/2019 11:39:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 10 2019 | Post Editorial Board
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has a new national goal: He’s going to expand his massive private army to 4 million gunmen by the end of 2020. Another triumph of socialism! And never mind that the policies of Maduro and his late predecessor, Hugo Chávez, have brought the nation to ruin, with all but the rulers and their clients facing slow starvation and “health care” without any medicine. Well over a tenth the population has fled, with more leaving all the time.
  • Planeloads of Cash From Russia Have Been Shipped to Venezuela

    11/01/2019 11:55:28 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Nov 1, 2019 | Patricia Laya
    Hundreds of millions of dollars in cash has been shipped from Russia to Venezuela, providing a lifeline to the South American country as U.S. sanctions limit its access to the global financial system. A total of $315 million of U.S. dollar and euro notes were sent in six separate shipments from Moscow to Caracas from May 2018 to April 2019, according to data reviewed by Bloomberg from ImportGenius, which compiled Russian customs records it obtains through private sources. ...As a consequence of the scrutiny, the central bank is conducting more transactions in cash, sometimes offering local clients access to euro...
  • Venezuela Exodus Set to Top 5 Million as Long-Term Needs Grow, Officials Say

    10/24/2019 3:01:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    US News ^ | 1/23/19 | STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The exodus of Venezuelans is on track to reach 5 million people, as pressure grows on neighboring countries to provide them with long-term support, United Nations and European Union officials said on Wednesday. Some 4.5 million refugees and migrants have fled Venezuela since 2015, according to official figures, but more are using illegal crossing points because they lack identity papers, said Eduardo Stein, joint special representative of the U.N. refugee and migration agencies. The crisis has worsened since the United States imposed sanctions, including on the pivotal oil industry, in an effort to oust leftist President Nicolas...
  • Maduro Believes Trump Hates Latin American Peoples, Especially Venezuelans

    09/19/2019 7:16:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Sputnik ^ | September 20, 2019
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro believes that US President Donald Trump hates all Latin American peoples, but especially the people of Venezuela and the country's history. "I openly say this here, on your reputable show: Donald Trump has an obsession and hatred toward Latin American peoples in general. To refugees, immigrants, but especially he hates the people of Venezuela and its history," Maduro told the former Ecuadorian President Raphael Correa on the latter's RT show. According to Maduro, Trump literally splashes out this hatred on the people of Venezuela. "I compare this with the era of Hitler, with the same vision...
  • U.S. Offers Amnesty to Venezuelan Leader, if He Leaves Power

    08/28/2019 6:06:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-28-19 | Lara Jakes and Anatoly Kurmanaev
    A top American diplomat said the United States would not prosecute or otherwise seek to punish President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela if he voluntarily left power, despite bringing his country to the verge of economic collapse and humanitarian disaster. Elliott Abrams, the State Department’s special envoy for Venezuela, said he had seen no indication that Mr. Maduro was willing to step down. But his offer of amnesty was a message to Mr. Maduro after both countries’ leaders described high-level talks that Mr. Abrams unequivocally said did not happen. “This is not a persecution,” Mr. Abrams said of Mr. Maduro on...
  • Executive Order on Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela

    08/05/2019 8:34:35 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 5 replies
    White House Public Pool ^ | August 5, 2019 | PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
    EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA... All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in... unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(b) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and...
  • Miss Grand International 2019 to be held in Venezuela in Oct. Many countries already boycotting

    07/31/2019 11:29:47 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies ^ | 3/16/19 | TNN
    The much awaited Miss Grand International 2019 pageant will be held in Venezuela on 25th October 2019. Announcement about the venue and date was made on the Facebook page of the pageant. The officials uploaded a video showing the glimpse of the host country Venezuela and captioned along with it, ‘Official Announcement.’ The grand coronation night of this pageant will witness Miss Grand International 2018, Clara Sosa crowning the new queen with much pomp and fanfare. Miss Grand International 2019 will be the 7th edition of the pageant. Last year Meenakshi Chaudhary of India was sashed first runner up, at...
  • Venezuela back in darkness

    07/24/2019 1:41:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/19
    ...extensive power cut has once again paralyzed Venezuela in recent days. The Information Minister of the Maduro regime claims that "this is an electromagnetic attack".
  • Venezuelan government blames 'electromagnetic attack' for nationwide blackout

    07/23/2019 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    CNN News ^ | 23 July 2019 | Stefano Pozzebon and Jessie Yeung,
    Large swathes of Venezuela remained without power on Tuesday, the day after the country suffered its fourth nationwide blackout this year. The blackout, which officials blamed on a hostile "electromagnetic attack," affected almost the entire country, including the capital Caracas. About 94% of Venezuela's telecommunications infrastructure was hit by the outage, and internet connectivity was only running at 10% nationwide, according to Netblocks, a non-profit organization dedicated to tracking outages.
  • Treasury Sanctions Venezuela's Military Counterintelligence Agency ...

    07/12/2019 8:35:57 AM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Treasury Sanctions Venezuela's Military Counterintelligence Agency Following the Death of a Venezuelan Navy Captain U.S. Department of the Treasury July 11, 2019 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Government of Venezuela's General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence, or La Dirección General de Contrainteligencia Militar, most commonly known as the DGCIM. This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850, as amended, targets the DGCIM for operating in Venezuela's defense and security sector. "The politically motivated arrest and tragic death of Captain Rafael Acosta was unwarranted and unacceptable," said Treasury Secretary...
  • Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

    07/09/2019 7:49:21 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    France 24 English, youtube ^ | 8/20/18 | France24 English
    I feel bad for them, but they probably helped Chavez get into power.
  • 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...
  • I Agree With This Evil Socialist Dictator

    06/16/2019 3:33:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 16, 2019 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Hugo Chavez was one of the most evil socialist dictators ever. He took the richest country in Latin America, Venezuela, and turned it into a disaster of misery and poverty in only five years. How bad? The people had no food or toilet paper. And critics of Chavez were tortured and murdered. Isn't socialism wonderful? But it gets worse. Just like Fidel Castro, Chavez got filthy rich based on the misery of his own people. His family made billions. Then this evil dictator died of cancer. He turned the country over to his handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro. Maduro ran the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A frustrated Trump questions his administration’s Venezuela strategy

    05/09/2019 6:51:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2019 | By Anne Gearan , Josh Dawsey , John Hudson and Seung Min Kim
    President Trump is questioning his administration’s aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy it would be to replace the socialist strongman with a young opposition figure, according to administration officials and White House advisers. The president’s dissatisfaction has crystallized around national security adviser John Bolton and what Trump has groused is an interventionist stance at odds with his view that the United States should stay out of foreign quagmires. Trump has said in recent days that Bolton wants to get him “into a war”...
  • Venezuela: The Reality of Socialism

    05/07/2019 2:14:13 PM PDT · by GeneBrownUSA · 1 replies
    GeneBrownUSA ^ | May 02, 2019 | Gene Brown
    Venezuela is in a crisis caused by the horrors of socialism. Nicolas Maduro, the socialist- president of Venezuela has ordered his military to harm Venezuelan citizens. This has resulted in innocent Venezuelan’s murdered by gun fire from Maduro’s controlled forces. It has also led to protesters being ran over with military vehicles. Venezuela has faced a hunger crisis for many years. This is due to the hyper-inflation that came with social programs and government spending.