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  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert González Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis’ role in Barack Obama’s pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: “I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support.” Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • Bolivian president 'accidentally opens porn' IN COURT in catastrophic bungling scenes (SFW Video)

    12/27/2016 8:53:08 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 32 replies
    Daily Express ^ | December 27, 2016 | Joe Barnes
    Bolivian President Evo Morales was left red-faced when his mobile phone suddenly blasted out of the sound of a woman sexually moaning. The humiliating moment was caught on camera as President Morales glanced at his phone during in the almost silent courtroom. In shock, the Bolivian juggled his phone attempted to silence it, but sends it flying, forcing him to jump up from his seat and grab the phone – still playing the video – from the floor. President Morales embarrassing moment sent the otherwise quiet courtroom into raptures of laughter as he scrambled to stop the “porn” playing aloud....
  • Guatemala President Offers Trump 'Cheap Labor' to Build Border Wall

    05/18/2016 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 19, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    The president of Guatemala has offered Donald Trump "cheap labor" to build a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. "We have high-quality labor, and we'll gladly build," President Jimmy Morales said in a Facebook Live interview conducted by The New York Times en Espanol, reported The Hill. "Tell us the dimensions, and we know how to do it," said Morales.
  • Why Pope Francis Is Keeping His Hammer-and-Sickle Crucifix

    07/14/2015 5:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 280 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Last week the Marxist quasi-dictator of Bolivia, Evo Morales, presented Pope Francis with a gift — a carved wooden hammer-and-sickle cross on which the figure of Christ is crucified. The Vatican announced that the pope had not been informed in advance about the gift. And some commentators said that photos of the pope and Morales show that the pope was actually offended. That was a false — probably wishful — interpretation. The pope himself later announced that he was keeping the hammer-and-sickle crucifix and taking it home, saying, “I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense.” And “Vatican...
  • 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 Evo Morales calls Pope Francis’ teachings ‘socialism’

    07/11/2015 10:23:51 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Crux News ^ | July 10, 2015 | Frank Bajak
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — 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. Francis made history on his two-day visit by apologizing before Bolivia’s first indigenous president for the...
  • Morales crucifix gift to Pope Francis causes stir (Our Lord on the Hammer and Sickle)

    07/10/2015 12:44:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/10/2015 | Unattributed
    A crucifix sculpted in the shape of a hammer and sickle presented to Pope Francis in Bolivia has caused a stir among Catholic commentators. The Pope was given the item, combining Catholic and communist symbols, by left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales. One Catholic bishop suggested that Mr Morales had sought to "manipulate God". But while some reports said the Pope was taken aback by the present, the Vatican has played down any row. The crucifix was based on a design by Luis Espinal, a Jesuit Priest assassinated in 1980 by right-wing militia to whom Pope Francis paid tribute during his...
  • 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...
  • Sharpton: Our city is hurting from the vicious murder of two NYPD officers

    12/20/2014 8:40:44 PM PST · by maggief · 173 replies
    NYDN ^ | December 20, 2014 | REV. AL SHARPTON
    Our city is hurting, we are hurting. Today we mourn the loss of two NYPD officers who were gunned down in a vicious act of senseless violence. As soon as news broke of the tragedy in Brooklyn, I spoke with both the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. And let me be perfectly clear, we are all outraged and saddened by the deaths of these police officers. Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases. At...
  • Leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas drug cartel captured

    07/15/2013 7:46:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    NBC.com ^ | 07.15.13
    Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, has been captured in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence, a U.S. federal official confirmed.
  • Snowden case: France apologises in Bolivia plane row

    07/04/2013 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 3, 2013 | BBC News
    France has apologised to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' jet into its airspace, blaming "conflicting information". Bolivia accused France, Italy, Spain and Portugal of blocking the plane. It said some wrongly believed US fugitive Edward Snowden was on board. Speaking in Berlin, French President Francois Hollande said he granted permission as soon as he knew it was Mr Morales' plane. President Morales was flying back to Bolivia from Moscow when the plane was forced to stop in Vienna.
  • Bolivia vs. Europe over Snowden-linked plane delay

    07/03/2013 4:53:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2013 | ANGELA CHARLTON
    Bolivia's president left Europe for home on Wednesday in a flurry of diplomatic drama after his flight was rerouted and delayed in Austria, allegedly because of suspicion he was trying to spirit NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America. Bolivia accused the United States of ordering European countries to block President Evo Morales' flight from their airspace, and accused European governments of "aggression" by thwarting the flight.
  • Bolivian minister: Evo Morales’ plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board

    07/02/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    wapo ^ | 7/2/13 | ap
    LA PAZ, Bolivia — The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the country’s foreign minister said. Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca denied that Snowden was on the plane, which landed in Vienna, and said France and Portugal would have to explain why they canceled authorization for the plane. “We don’t know who invented this lie. We want to denounce to the international community this injustice with the plane of President...
  • Bolivian minister: Evo Morales’ plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board

    07/02/2013 4:09:13 PM PDT · by mylife · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/2/13 | Associated Press,
    LA PAZ, Bolivia — The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the country’s foreign minister said.
  • Fugitive Alberto Morales shot, killed near Grapevine Lake

    02/16/2013 6:22:06 AM PST · by ken in texas · 45 replies
    WFAA TV Web site ^ | Feb 16 2013 | JASON WHITELY
    GRAPEVINE — After an intensive four-day manhunt, fugitive Alberto Morales was shot and killed near Grapevine Lake late Friday night, according to Grapevine police. Morales — considered armed and extremely dangerous — had been at large after stabbing a Miami-Dade County detective with a pair of eyeglasses Monday night as he was in transit to Las Vegas for a trial.The violent escape happened in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Grapevine.
  • Report: Miami-Dade officer stabbed in Texas

    02/12/2013 8:03:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | February 12, 2013
    <p>A Miami-Dade police officer was stabbed in the back and in the chest outside Dallas, Texas while transporting a prisoner back to Las Vegas, Dallas television station CBS 11 is reporting.</p> <p>A manhunt for the escaped prisoner is taking place.</p>
  • 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...
  • Bolivia: Morales says victory ‘deepens democracy’

    08/11/2008 11:42:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 134+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 8/11/2008 | Naomi Mapstone in La Paz
    Evo Morales, Bolivia’s president, has claimed a reinvigorated mandate for constitutional reform after a partial count of Sunday’s recall referendum showed he had won more than 60 per cent of a national vote of confidence in his government. The president is expected to move swiftly to seek approval for a draft constitution that would redistribute wealth from the hydrocarbons industry, intro­duce land reform and open his way to run for a second term. Addressing supporters from the balcony of the presidential palace on Sunday, Mr Morales said the vote had “deepened democracy”. “We are convinced that it is important to...
  • 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...