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  • 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...
  • The Confederacy's Plan to Conquer Latin America

    06/20/2020 10:49:45 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    mentalfloss.com ^ | 2017 | Erik Sass
    In the years leading up to the Civil War, many Northerners and Southerners alike wanted the federal government to take a more aggressive approach toward acquiring new territory. In fact, some private citizens, known as filibusters, took matters into their own hands. They raised small armies illegally; ventured into Mexico, Cuba, and South America; and attempted to seize control of the lands. One particularly successful filibuster, William Walker, actually made himself president of Nicaragua and ruled from 1856 to 1857. For the most part, these filibusters were just men in search of adventure. Others, however, were Southern imperialists who wanted...
  • BLM Eulogized Fidel Castro and Feels ‘Indebted to Him’ for ‘His Guidance’ and ‘Integrity’

    06/13/2020 4:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    "We are feeling many things as we awaken to a world without Fidel Castro,” reads an official Black Lives Matter eulogy for Fidel Castro upon his death. “There is an overwhelming sense of loss…we are particularly grateful to Fidel for holding Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us…As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!”  “War with the U.S. is my true destiny!” Fidel Castro wrote to a fellow KGB-handled Cuban comrade in April 1958. This was at a time...
  • Feted at European Parliament, Palestinian Hijacker Rejects ‘Terrorist’ Label, Equates Israelis With…

    10/01/2017 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 28, 2017 | 8:53 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The presence at the European Parliament this week of a Palestinian who hijacked planes in Europe last century — and whose organization is on the E.U.’s terrorist list — continues to make waves, with some lawmakers and others calling for an investigation. Leila Khaled, a leading figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was a guest speaker at an event at the parliament complex in Brussels on Tuesday night. In 1969 and 1970, Khaled hijacked two aircraft — one Israeli, one American — in European airspace. She was arrested during the second attempt, but was soon...
  • 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...
  • First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

    05/25/2020 3:38:45 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 25, 2020 | AFP
    The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between countries it sees as international pariahs. In a statement delivered on state television, Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said the convoy was an expression of the Venezuelan people's "self-determination" and praised Tehran's friendship at a time of need.
  • Iranian Tankers To Reach Venezuela In Next 24 Hours Amid “Threat Of Imminent Military Force By US” (Sat Eve/Sun Morn)

    05/23/2020 3:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 95 replies
    USSA News ^ | 3-23-2020
    By as early as the evening on Saturday or Sunday morning it's expected that the first among the five Iranian tankers transporting fuel to gasoline-starved Venezuela will enter the Latin American country's coastal waters. Maduro officials have issued an emergency notice to the United Nations of an illegal "threat of imminent use of military force by the United States." And with Washington threatening to block what it deems "sanctions-busting" by two "rogue states" - both under severe sanctions - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued his own last minute warning. Today we alerted the UN Security Council and Secretary General...
  • The Chinese Oil Grab (China is working hard to win oil reserves, you need to overweight on oil)

    10/03/2009 8:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 926+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/3/2009 | Robert Lenzner
    The Chinese government is in a massive resource grab in Africa, which has huge ramifications for natural resource prices, not the least of which will be the cost of imported oil to the U.S., and ultimately the stock market and economy. Beijing's latest foray is trying to buy 6 billion barrels of oil that is already spoken for via leases to Exxon, Chevron , Royal Dutch Shell, and Total SA. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. presently leases 16 oil blocks on what remains of the oil industry's dominant Seven Sisters. It's a monster development, and a dramatic signal of how...
  • China's Drilling for Oil in America's Backyard, Republicans Say

    06/11/2008 9:37:46 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 56 replies · 297+ views
    Cybercast News Network ^ | 6/11/08 | Susan Jones
    House Republicans want the American people to know that right now -- around 60 miles off the coast of Key West, Fla. -- China is drilling for oil, thanks to a lease issued by Cuba. But 1,200 miles north of Key West, Democrats in Washington are blocking the United States from conducting its own environmentally-safe oil and gas exploration in similar U.S. coastal areas, said a news release from House Republican leader John Boehner's office. "By prohibiting the United States from taking part in the same type of energy exploration that the Chinese are conducting just miles off our shores,...
  • 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...
  • The Pulitzer Prizes have become a sick joke

    05/05/2020 7:01:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | Monica Showalter
    New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty, as Andrea Widburg notes here, got a Pulitzer prize for lying about the massive crimes of communism in what was then the Ukraine. It's supposedly an embarassment. But not if you check out who got a Pulitzer this time: Greg Grandin, Hugo Chavez's biggest apologist. A guy who defends Hugo Chavez and all his crimes to his last breath. I'm not talking about a guy like Bernie Sanders who says 'yes socialism in Venezuela is great but there are problems.' Grandin is a real dyed-in-the-wool useful stooge who can't stop praising the brutal communist dictator. There never...
  • Iran: Transfer of oil refining equipment to Venezuela in exchange for gold

    05/02/2020 11:55:33 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 12 replies
    May 3, 2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi Iran and Venezuela, both engulfed with similar crises, have economic and trade relationship since the time of Iran’s former president, Mahmood Ahmadi-Nezhad. On Thursday, May 1, Elliot Abrams, the head of Venezuela’s affairs in the US government said that during this week Iran has had many more flights to this country: "Our assumption is that those planes that come from Iran are bringing things for the oil industry, and they return full of gold as a form of payment," El Politico quoted Elliot Abrams, the U.S. Special manager for Venezuela as saying. On April 30, 2020, the Bloomberg...
  • 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...
  • Bernie Sanders’ Propaganda for the Communist Sandinistas Pales Next to John Kerry’s

    03/07/2020 3:47:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “I was impressed by their (the Sandinistas’) intelligence and their sincerity; these are not political hacks, you know? They have very deep convictions…(Daniel) Ortega is an impressive guy.” (Bernie Sanders, Sept. 1985) “Daniel Ortega is a misunderstood Democrat NOT a Marxist autocrat.”  (Sen. John Kerry, after a visit to the Cuban-Soviet satrapy of Nicaragua in an attempt to sabotage President Reagan’s anti-communist Central American foreign policy in 1985)OK, so in 1985, shortly after his Potemkin visit to the Soviet-Cuban satrapy of Nicaragua, Burlington Mayor Bernie Sanders made Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, and Burlington “sister-cities.”'Whoopdee-DOO,' probably snickered the communist-terrorist Sandinistas at the time....
  • Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Priest, Poet and Revolutionary, Dies at 95

    03/01/2020 3:49:29 PM PST · by NRx · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-01-2020 | Elias E. Lopez
    The Rev. Ernesto Cardenal, one of Latin America’s most admired poets and priests, who defied the Roman Catholic Church in the 1980s by serving in the revolutionary Sandinista government of Nicaragua, died on Sunday in Managua, Nicaragua. He was 95. His personal assistant, Luz Marina Acosta, confirmed his death to The Associated Press. Born to a wealthy Nicaraguan family, Father Cardenal became a prominent intellectual voice of the Nicaraguan revolution and an ardent proponent of liberation theology, a Christian movement rooted in Marxist principles and committed to social justice and uplifting the poor. He was appointed Nicaragua’s first minister of...
  • Political

    02/24/2020 7:37:56 PM PST · by Dalberg-Acton · 9 replies
    Dalberg-Acton | February 24, 2020 | Dalberg-Acton
    Nineteen Eighty Four is the name of a book warning of the dangers of Soviet Communism and totalitarianism in general. It was also the year the Communist Sandinista government of Nicaragua was bombing and shooting the indigenous Miskito Indians to steal their land. Nineteen eighty four was also the year that Bernard Sanders, then Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, went to Nicaragua to show his support of the Communist dictator, Daniel Ortega. That was also the year Sanders made Burlington a sister city to the Nicaraguan port city of Puerto Caveza.
  • Bernie Sanders under scrutiny for backing Sandinistas in 1980s

    02/24/2020 4:20:31 PM PST · by karpov · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 24, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    Bernie Sanders’ praise of Cuba and Fidel Castro on Sunday is just the tip of the iceberg. The Democratic front-runner had a romance with the Marxist Sandinista government of Nicaragua in the 1980s and even honeymooned with wife Jane in the Soviet Union in 1988. Hillary Clinton’s opposition research book on Sanders from 2016 — posted by WikiLeaks after the emails of her campaign chairman, John Podesta, were hacked — has a whole section on the then-Burlington, Vt., mayor’s trip to Nicaragua and chummy support of the Sandinistas in 1985. “Sanders Was The Only Elected US Official To Attend Anniversary...
  • For Bernie Sanders, Nicaraguan human rights came second to Sandinista power

    02/24/2020 3:55:52 PM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2020 | Tom Rogan
    His attitudes toward Cuba are generating Monday's headlines, but Bernie Sanders's record on another communist authoritarian state, Nicaragua, might be even more problematic for the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner. Where Sanders supported the Castro regime with words, he spent the 1980s providing active logistical and moral support to the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. Sanders and his supporters present this effort as simply humanitarian in nature — as support to an impoverished nation rising from the ashes of an authoritarian dictatorship. But that's not the true story. Consider what happened in 1986, for example, when Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington,...
  • Maduro acknowledges his socialist delusions

    02/15/2020 10:02:12 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 15 2020 | Lawrence J. Haas
    Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro’s quiet move to restore elements of free enterprise to his nation’s economy should serve as a cautionary tale for anyone listening to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ siren song of socialism in the Democratic primaries or who is still tempted by promises of socialist bliss. Maduro’s move represents a desperate attempt to dampen public outrage, and thus maintain his grip on power, in the midst of an astonishing economic collapse that economists view as the world’s worst in decades in the absence of war. Venezuela’s tale is hardly a unique one. In recent decades, socialist nations across the...
  • Voting Machines In A “Sanctuary City” Are The Same As The Voting Machines That Turned Venezuela Into A Socialist Wasteland

    02/15/2020 7:06:47 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 20 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 02.15.2020 | Natalie D.
    With just a few months left before the United States Presidential elections, electronic voting machines are back in the news. Sometimes we all wonder how honest patriots in these so-called sanctuary cities can put up with the nonsense that is brought upon them by the liberals. Well, we might have an answer to that question. Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in building and implementing electronic voting systems. The company also produces smart cities solutions[buzzword] (including public safety and public transportation), identity management systems for civil registration and authentication products for government applications. Smartmatic itself provided the machines for...