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  • 10 dead in Nicaragua protests over planned pension cuts

    04/21/2018 11:03:07 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    https://www.upi.com/ ^ | 4/21/18 | Sommer Brokaw
    April 21 (UPI) -- At least 10 people have died in Nicaragua since protests over proposed social security pension cuts started Wednesday, officials said Saturday. The violence began Wednesday in the capital of Managua when protesters took to the streets setting fires and throwing rocks as police responded with tear gas, according to the CNN report. The demonstrators were protesting planned changes to the social security, which would result in workers paying more to contribute to the social security system, but receiving cuts in pension when they retire. Thousands of students and workers had joined the protest by Thursday, the...
  • Sunday Schadenfreude: Venezuela goes from summit darling to literally pig at garden party

    04/17/2018 5:37:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/15/2018 | Monica Showalter
    You've heard of skunks at the garden party? Such as still-ruling Nicaraguan socialist strongman, Daniel Ortega, who got his famous nickname from none other than the great Ronald Reagan? Well, now we have pigs at the garden party of democracy, the Organization of American States' Summit of the Americas, and this time, quite literally. At the globally watched summit, locals released a bunch of pigs through the streets of the Peruvian capital of Lima, around the Plaza San Martin, which is one of its main public spaces, spray-painted with the names of Venezuela's dictator, Nicolas Maduro, and Cuba's dictator, Raul...
  • Expert: Venezuelan Vice President ‘One of Hezbollah’s Great Bagmen’

    03/26/2018 3:20:16 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2018 | Edwin Mora
    Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami, an official of Syrian-Lebanese origin sanctioned by the United States for his connections to drug trafficking, is a “huge” monetary contributor to Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah. Citing sources on the ground in Lebanon during an event late last week hosted on Capitol Hill by the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS), Dr. Vanessa Neumann, a leading expert on drug cartels and terrorist groups in Latin America, told Breitbart News, “Tareck El Aissami is one of Hezbollah’s great bagmen, a sort of huge funder, and the money goes through the networks, and then, as...
  • We Never Could Have Imagined (Or Prepped For) What Actually Happened In Venezuela

    03/11/2018 10:40:19 AM PDT · by blam · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-11-2018 | JG Martinez D.
    Can we prepare for everything? We never could have imagined…or prepped for…what happened in Venezuela. In this article, I wanted to analyze my preps, and the nature of the apocalypse we have been forced to face. I don’t know about you, but anything that kicks you out of your place, of your warm bed, your pets, kids, wife, and the rest of your family, for me does not have another better word to describe it. My comfort bubble was destroyed, my work of an entire life was thrown out by the window, my family insurance full coverage policy is gone...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • What Roberto Clemente’s Death Still Says To Us 45 Years Later

    01/02/2018 6:18:31 AM PST · by DFG · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/01/2018 | David Marcus
    Forty-five years ago today, baseball fans woke up to the news that the Pittsburgh Pirates’ star outfielder Roberto Clemente had been killed in an airplane crash on December 31 on his way to Nicaragua to deliver disaster relief after an earthquake. A few months earlier, on September 30, 1972, Clemente had pulled a curveball from New York Met and Rookie of the Year Jon Matlack into the gap for a double. It was his 3,000th hit, and he had become only the 11th player in nearly a century of Major League Baseball to reach that milestone. It was also the...
  • Tony Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests

    10/29/2003 10:25:12 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 40+ views
    AFP ^ | October 29, 2003 | AFP
    Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests SAO PAULO (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) was re-elected vice president of the Socialist International, drawing protests from delegates who said his support of the US-led war in Iraq (news - web sites) made him ineligible. Socialist parties in Argentina, Chile, Panama, Mexico and Nicaragua sought to derail the re-election of Britain's Labour Party leader. "It is necessary to make a distinction between the Labour party and its place in history and the leadership of Tony Blair, which has been so horrible for world peace," said Hernan...
  • The US has been home for nearly 20 years. Now Trump is expelling these Nicaraguans

    11/18/2017 10:10:51 AM PST · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    MSN/Miami Herald ^ | November 18, 2017
    MIAMI — For nearly 20 years the Nicaraguan man worked long hours cleaning homes and buildings in South Florida. He started his own cleaning business 11 years ago and now employs half a dozen workers. He thought he could soon begin to enjoy the fruits of his labor. But now all of that is at risk. Like many Americans approaching retirement age, the 62-year-old planned to retire next year and start collecting his benefits. But the Trump administration announced bad news a week ago: It's ending an immigration protection for him and 2,500 other Nicaraguans. "I worked so many years...
  • Trump Administration to End Quasi-Amnesty for Nicaraguans After 20 Years

    11/07/2017 11:34:43 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 8 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 07 Nov 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    5,300 people who have been living in the U.S. since the 1998 hurricane will have to return home by January of 2019 The Department of Homeland Security indicated Monday that it would end a quasi-amnesty program for 5,300 people in the U.S. from Nicaragua, but extend it for 86,000 from Honduras. The U.S. had originally granted Temporary Protected Status to people from both countries after they were ravaged by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters late Monday that acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke had determined that additional time is needed to consider the...
  • Bolshevik Bernie and the Communist Spy

    09/16/2015 1:00:33 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    http://canadafreepress.com/article/75290 ^ | Sep 15, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a 1,500-word article about the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, The Washington Post waited until the 25th paragraph to note that the self-declared socialist faces an “obstacle” to winning the presidency. The paper said that “…Sanders has not faced the kind of media scrutiny, let alone attacks from opponents, that leading candidates eventually experience.” The authors, Philip Rucker and James Wagner, added, “Sure to follow his summer surge is an autumn of investigations that could reveal new details about his personal background and record.” One of the more interesting members of the DSA is Kurt Stand, a communist spy for...
  • OBAMA ADVISER BONIOR Was a Socialist Party Member

    12/04/2008 12:29:42 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 365+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/4/08 | Yidwithlid
    As that Old Saying goes, "Birds of of a feather flock together" With all the revelations about President-elect Barack Obama's Socialist Party Ties, it is not surprising that he would try add like minded people into his cabinet. Former Congressman David Bonior fits the bill. Obama was a member of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, Bonier was a Boston member. Here's a little snippet from the 9/07 issue of the Yankee Radical, the Boston DSA's Newsletter It should also be noted that Edward’s recent statements on this issue have shown real improvement, which might be due...
  • Live From New York: The Latest Marxist Proposal from NYC’s Sandinista Mayor

    08/09/2017 8:22:52 PM PDT · by Bogle · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 9, 2017 | George Neumayr
    To pay for the Big Apple’s crappy subway, he proposes a new tax on people who don’t use it. In the 1980s, Bill de Blasio supported the Sandinista National Liberation Front, whose regime of Marxism terrorized and impoverished Nicaragua. He worked as a political organizer for a group of communists and socialists called the Quixote Center in Maryland, traveling down to Nicaragua to participate in its “revolution.”
  • Israeli military stigmatized to block strike against Iran's nuclear facilities

    10/17/2009 9:04:30 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 8 replies · 1,281+ views
    Debka ^ | 10/17/2009 | N/A
    The Netanyahu government's slow-moving, lackadaisical handling of the Goldstone commission mandated for accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, played into the hands of a coalition formed to strip the Israeli military of legitimacy as a defensive strike force against Iran's fast-moving nuclear weapons program and its Middle East allies' missile arsenals. Those missiles are poised to strike Israel's population centers if Iran is attacked. Israel had - and still has - plenty of moral, diplomatic and strategic tools for defending itself. They were not applied and so this hostile coalition was allowed to strike Israel on three fronts in...
  • The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back.

    04/09/2017 11:44:54 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Joshua Partlow
    MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — On the rim of a volcano with a clear view of the U.S. Embassy, landscapers are applying the final touches to a mysterious new Russian compound. Behind the concrete walls and barbed wire, a visitor can see red-and-blue buildings, manicured lawns, antennas and globe-shaped devices. The Nicaraguan government says it’s simply a tracking site of the Russian version of a GPS satellite system. But is it also an intelligence base intended to surveil the Americans? “I have no idea,” said a woman who works for the Nicaraguan telecom agency stationed at the site. “They are Russian, and...
  • WP: Putin’s Russia is back...in Nicaragua.

    04/09/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by Gideon300 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/8/17 | Joshua Partlow
    Three decades after this tiny Central American nation became the prize in a Cold War battle with Washington, Russia is once again planting its flag in Nicaragua. Over the past two years, the Russian government has added muscle to its security partnership here, selling tanks and weapons, sending troops, and building facilities intended to train Central American forces to fight drug trafficking. The Russian surge appears to be part of the Kremlin’s expansionist foreign policy. In other parts of the world, President Vladimir Putin’s administration has deployed fighter planes to help Syria’s war-battered government and stepped up peace efforts in...
  • Southcom Commander Predicts ‘Mass Migration’ of Ebola Infected People Across US Border

    10/13/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/13/2014 | Penny Starr
    Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, predicted last week that the Ebola virus will not be contained in West Africa, and if infected people flee those countries and spread the disease to Central and South America, it could cause “mass migration into the United States” of those seeking treatment. “If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States,” Kelly said in remarks to the National Defense University on Tuesday. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will...
  • Joel Brinkley: Anti-U.S. venom from the U.N.

    05/27/2008 8:00:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 119+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/27/8 | Joel Brinkley
    Sometime in the next few weeks, the U.N. General Assembly will elect a pugnacious, anti-American politician from Nicaragua as its 63rd president. Not since the final years of the Cold War 20 years ago has a vocal opponent of Washington held this leadership position. But after Daniel Ortega, the Sandinista leader, stole the election in Managua last year, Nicaragua turned on a dime from an alliance with Washington to a close friendship with Fidel and Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The selection is set, and U.N. bylaws require the vote to be taken no later than June 16....
  • Liberation Theology Triumphant as Work of John Paul II & Benedict XVI is Completely Wiped Out."

    09/10/2014 6:08:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    rorate caeli ^ | 9/07/14 | Antonio Socci
    THE “D’ESCOTO CASE” AND THOSE WHO WANT TO WIPE OUT THE WORK DONE BY JOHN PAUL II AND BENEDICT XVI Antonio Socci Libero September 7, 2014 In the era of Bergoglio, the Vatican has practically rehabilitated Liberation Theology, which came into existence in the 1960s and has caused untold disasters, mainly in Latin America, by fostering the Church’s subordination to Marxist thought. Over the past months there have been startling occurrences, such as the “landing” of Gustavo Gutierrez (“the father” of Liberation Theology) in the Vatican itself. A year ago, “L'Osservatore Romano” published large extracts from one of his books...
  • Tim Kaine's Dangerous Liaisons

    09/11/2016 4:40:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The New York Times Sept. 4 feature on Tim Kaine1, shows that his year in Honduras introduced him not to Jesus Christ, but to Karl Marx. The story doesn't say that, exactly, but connect the dots with a little history, and an alarming picture emerges of Kaine's adventures with radicals and revolutionaries in 1980s Latin America. The Times notes that in Honduras: “Mr. Kaine embraced an interpretation of the gospel, known as liberation theology...” This wasn't mainstream “Catholic thought” at the time. It was a radical, Marxist-based ideology at odds with the Church, the pope, and the United States, but...
  • U.S. planning to keep corrupt Latin American officials out

    03/11/2002 1:17:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 391+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer: The Oppenheimer Report
    ''People will understand that we are serious about going after government corruption,'' he added. ``There is a very selfish reason for this: We end up paying for the bill when these people steal the money, because we have to provide aid, or accept the citizens as refugees or as migrants.'' The Bush administration says it is about to unveil a new weapon to help fight corruption in Latin America: a list of corrupt government officials from the region who will be denied entry visas to the United States. The anti-corruption drive is being led by Otto J. Reich, the...