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  • 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...
  • POPE LIFTS SUSPENSION OF LEFTIST PRIEST WHO CALLED RONALD REAGAN A 'BUTCHER'

    08/05/2014 4:43:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Austin Ruse
    In his young pontificate, Pope Francis has begun to rehabilitate radical Latin American priests. He invited Liberation Theology founder Gustavo Guttierrez to meet with him in Rome and now has revived the priestly faculties of a priest who called Ronald Reagan a butcher.
  • Crazy Christiane Amanpour

    07/09/2016 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 8 July 2016 | Andrew Badinelli
    She’s a walking parody of an unhinged leftist ‘reporter.’...But even among leftist hacks, Amanpour is a special case: It’s almost as if she’s trying to mock herself — a Trump-is-a-Clinton-plant conspiracy theory, if you will, but in the mainstream media. She referred to devout Christianity as “totalitarian” in her August 23, 2007, CNN profile “Christian Warriors.” But in 2008, she fawned over the “progress” achieved by Fidel Castro, and in 2013 she wished Zimbawean dictator Robert Mugabe a happy birthday. If a higher-profile (read: important) person had such a rich historical cache of commentary, they would have already been driven...
  • New York Times Reporter Uses Takeout Food Excuse to Explain Venezuela Economic Collapse

    07/04/2016 4:39:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Takeout food? Yeah! That's just the ticket! It's about as good excuse as consumerism to explain the economic woes of Venezuela. A few weeks ago reporter Nicholas Casey of the New York Times almost completely avoided any mention of socialism and placed the blame for Venezuela's economic woes on a vague "consumerism" during an interview on National Public Radio's Fresh Air as chronicled in Newsbusters by Clay Waters. Since that "consumerism" excuse seems to have been widely mocked, Casey went to bat with an even more laughable excuse, comparing Venezuela's economic woes to someone who has been ordering takeout food for years...
  • Venezuela’s democratic façade has completely crumbled

    07/02/2016 7:17:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-01-2016 | Moisés Naim and Francisco Toro
    ...Chávez was either admired as a progressive visionary who gave voice to the poor or dismissed as just another third-world buffoon. Reality was more complex than that: Chávez pioneered a new playbook for how to bask in global admiration even as he hollowed out democratic institutions on the sly.Step one was his deft manipulation of elections. Chávez realized early that, as long as he kept holding and winning elections, nobody outside Venezuela would ask too many questions about what he did with his power in the interim. And so he mastered the paradoxical art of destroying democracy one election at...
  • Obama Partners with Terror-Sponsoring Castro Family against

    06/29/2016 10:45:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Some U.S. lawmakers still take their jobs seriously, especially members of the House Committee on Homeland Security. You see, as a crowning component of his fetish for “normalizing” relations with (embracing and subsidizing) the Terror-Sponsoring Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (called “Cuba” by Obama and his lapdog mainstream media) President Obama has given rapid and enthusiastic approval for six U.S. airlines to start flying one hundred direct flights a week from nine airports in Terror-Sponsoring Cuba to fifteen airports in our homeland.In light of this, some members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security thought it prudent to check on what security measures...
  • Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

    06/19/2016 5:15:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 19, 2016 | NICHOLAS CASEY
    A staggering 87 percent of Venezuelans say they do not have money to buy enough food, the most recent assessment of living standards by Simón Bolívar University found. About 72 percent of monthly wages are being spent just to buy food, according to the Center for Documentation and Social Analysis, a research group associated with the Venezuelan Teachers Federation. In April, it found that a family would need the equivalent of 16 minimum-wage salaries to properly feed itself. Ask people in this city when the last time they ate a meal, and many will respond that it was not today....
  • Legendary Baseball Announcer Blasts Socialism During Game Broadcast (Vin Scully)

    06/18/2016 3:52:09 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 68 replies
    Chicks On The Right ^ | 6/18/16 | Hannah Bleau (Red Dawn)
    “Socialism failing to work as it always does, this time in Venezuela,” Scully said. “You talk about giving everybody something free and all of a sudden there’s no food to eat. And who do you think is the richest person in Venezuela? The daughter of Hugo Chavez. Hello. Anyway. Oh and two.”
  • Obama Invites Top Communist Military-Intelligence Officials to Inspect Vital

    06/13/2016 6:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    In 2001 a group of Castroite spies in south Florida known as the Wasp Network were convicted of charges ranging from espionage to conspiracy to commit murder (of U.S. citizens.) They were sentenced to terms ranging from 15 years to two life sentences. According to the FBI’s affidavit, the charges against these KGB-trained Communist spies included: • Compiling the names, home addresses, and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers and that of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica Naval Station in Key West.• Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.This past April, on Obama’s orders,...
  • 'We want food!' Looting and riots rock Venezuela daily

    06/12/2016 6:45:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 06/12/2016 | Girish Gupta and Alexandra Ulmer
    Food riots and violent looting have become a daily occurrence across scarcity-struck Venezuela and a major problem for the struggling leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Despite hours in lines, Venezuelans increasingly find that coveted supplies of subsidized flour and rice run out before they can buy them. Many are skipping meals, getting by on mangoes stripped from trees - or taking matters into their own hands.
  • NPR + NYT: A Recipe for Cluelessness

    06/12/2016 7:22:59 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 11, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    What happens when a National Public Radio host interviews a New York Times reporter on the subject of Venezuela’s economic collapse? You get a perfect storm of cluelessness. The host is Terry Gross, the guest is New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey, and the program is Fresh Air. Gross asks Casey about the utter disaster that Venezuela has become. Casey understands the depth to which Venezuela has fallen–he lives in Caracas!–but he can’t bring himself to offer an honest diagnosis.
  • Venezuelans pick through trash for food to eat or sell

    06/08/2016 5:58:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | June 8, 2016 | Fabiola Sanchez
    Until recently, Julio Noguera worked at a bakery. But he now spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food. "I come here looking for food because if I didn't, I'd starve to death," Noguera said as he sorted through a pile of moldy potatoes. "With things like they are, no one helps anyone and no one gives away meals." Across town, unemployed people converge every dusk at a trash heap on a downtown Caracas sidewalk to pick through rotten fruit and vegetables tossed out by nearby shops. They are frequently joined by small business owners, college students and pensioners...
  • White people now finally excluded from the South African job market.

    06/06/2016 4:17:01 AM PDT · by SAT2014 · 58 replies
    South Africa Today ^ | South Africa Today
    The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Bill eliminates all white people including the disabled. “The definition of black people is now clear and aligned with the Constitution,” Tlhoaele said.... Read more on South Africa Today
  • Afghan national tied to Taliban, attack plot smuggled into US

    06/03/2016 1:22:29 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-June-2016 | By Judson Berger
    An Afghan national with ties to the Taliban — and a plot to carry out a terror attack somewhere in North America — was caught last fall after being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, an incident sure to further inflame the debate over national security risks at the border. The Afghan national’s alleged terror ties were not initially flagged in a terror database – and as a result, not initially reported – when the incident first came to light last November, according to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who obtained Homeland Security documents on the incident. It was only later...
  • Smuggling network guided illegals from Middle East terror hotbeds to U.S. border

    06/02/2016 4:38:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2nd, 2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    A smuggling network has managed to sneak illegal immigrants from Middle East terrorism hotbeds straight to the doorstep of the U.S., including helping one Afghan man authorities say was part of an attack plot in North America. Immigration officials have identified at least a dozen Middle Eastern men smuggled into the Western Hemisphere by a Brazilian-based network that connected them with Mexicans who guided them up to the U.S. border, according to internal government documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Those smuggled included Palestinians, Pakistanis and the Afghan man who Homeland Security officials said had family ties to the Taliban...
  • Oil Prices Down As OPEC Fails To Agree Output Ceiling

    06/02/2016 8:35:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-06-2016 | Nick
    The much anticipated OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2 ended pretty much as expected: the group once again failed to put any production targets in place. Without a ceiling on output, all OPEC members will continue to produce as they see fit, leaving the oil market to sort itself out. The result was largely anticipated, given the lack of agreement at several prior meetings. However, the meeting in Vienna was not without some news. OPEC members managed to agree on several small bore issues, which could be viewed as a modest success, especially after the apparent hostility on display...
  • Venezuela is running out .. everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms

    05/31/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2016 | Osmary Hernandez
    Venezuela is running out of just about everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms -- you name it. ( Full title ). And over the weekend at least two large international airlines -- Lufthansa and LATAM -- said they will suspend service to Venezuela in the coming months due to the economic crisis. The widespread scarcities and fleeing businesses reflect a country in crisis. "There's a shortage of everything at some level," says Ricardo Cusanno, vice president of Venezuela's Chamber of Commerce. Cusanno says 85% of companies in Venezuela have halted production to some extent. Venezuela's economy is spiraling into...
  • Alan Greenspan Warns That Venezuelan Style Martial Law Will Soon Come To The US

    05/31/2016 10:32:00 AM PDT · by blam · 70 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-31-2016 | Jeff_Berwick
    May 31, 2016 Jeff_Berwick It seems barely a day passes now without some big name person warning of imminent collapse. The latest is Alan Greenspan. In an interview on Thursday he told Fox News that Venezuela is now under martial law and that “America is next.” He said that what was happening in Venezuela was inevitably going to take place in the US. I agree with this. In fact, we said this exact thing just last week with our article, “Venezuela Descends Into Chaos… Europe and US Next.” Funny enough, a few brainwashed sheeple said we were crazy for saying...
  • Two minute video shows empty shelves at a Venezuelan supermarket

    05/28/2016 2:03:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 7, 2016 | TheKnino69
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtMODsO2NZ4
  • S. Africa bill to redistribute whites’ land to blacks risks leaving people homeless

    05/28/2016 3:26:36 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 138 replies
    rt.com ^ | 27 May, 2016
    South Africa’s parliament has approved a bill that would see the government make compulsory land purchases from rich whites and redistribute it more fairly to address racial disparities, two decades after the fall of apartheid. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has the August elections to consider, and the party has promised to ramp up the series of measures with its Expropriation Bill, South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports. Having passed the National Assembly, which added changes on Thursday, the bill will now head to President Jacob Zuma’s desk for signing. The bill combines a series of measures that would...
  • Lava-Loving Tourists Flock to Active Nicaragua Volcano

    05/28/2016 11:58:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Blanca Morel
    Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua's Masaya volcano. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photo-snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling lava—a rare sight. The only volcanoes in the world to boast lakes of incandescent magma are Masaya, Hawaii's Kilauea and Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explained a Nicaraguan geographer and environmentalist, Jaime Incer.
  • Venezuelan Government

    05/25/2016 3:02:34 PM PDT · by rey · 7 replies
    25 May 2016
    I have recently heard reports on the news and read articles in newspapers and magazines concerning the current situation in Venezuela. To hear the reporters talk, the only problem is the death of Chavez. Seemingly, were the right dictator found all would be well. The most interesting thing, in all the mainstream media, I have yet to hear mention of what type of government is starving its people in Venezuela. None dare call it communism.
  • Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

    05/24/2016 9:03:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent. The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds).
  • Nicolás Márquez: Che Guevara’s Own Words Shatter His Myth

    05/24/2016 11:38:31 AM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Belen Marty
    Marxist Marketing Gimmick Cannot Overturn Murderous, Racist Legacy Nicolás Márquez is a lawyer, journalist, political analyst, and native resident of the coastal city of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Above all, Márquez is a writer. Perhaps inspired by the fresh sea air that permeates the city, Márquez wrote El Canalla (The Scoundrel): The True Story of Che, where he brings to the surface the man beneath the myth, the Argentinean behind the Latin American, and the murderer underneath the façade of a righteous man. Márquez speaks slowly and possesses the enviable vocabulary and oratory skills of man who has been immersed...
  • Production of Coke halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar

    05/23/2016 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    May 23 (Reuters) - The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have become more common amid worsening food shortages, frequent power cuts and the world's highest inflation.
  • Imagine No Possessions, Imagine Venezuela

    05/23/2016 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    About the same time I was listening to those girls sing “Imagine,” this item came across my news feed: By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died. “The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring...
  • What Seven Hours of Waiting Will Get You in Venezuela

    05/23/2016 8:05:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    panampost.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Editor’s note: the author of this article expressly asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.
    Take a Walk Down the Atrocity Covered in Wallpaper "The simplest explanation is usually the correct one." ~ Occam’s razor "Why can’t you get things? It is very difficult to explain. I understand you are upset, but you can’t give the oligarchy the upper hand. It’s a matter of being united … another economy is an option, the community economy, the one stemming from small producers … do not give these racketeers (the entrepreneurs) resources. You have to wait in line with us as well, but at least in the end you don’t pay as much." The above message is...
  • U.S. Embassy in Venezuela halts new visas for lack of personnel, high demand

    05/23/2016 1:43:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Franz von Bergen
    The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela has temporarily stopped scheduling appointments for first-time visa seekers because of the consular staff is insufficient to serve the overwhelming demand, the consular office announced. The measure applies to all new tourist and business visas, for which an average of 1,800 applications were being filed daily. "We had to make this decision because in the last eight months [Venezuela's] Foreign Ministry hasn't responded to various requests to increase personnel," said Lola Petrova, the embassy spokeswoman. She said that with the current number of employees they can handle 800 daily appointments at the most. In an...
  • Editorial: The Left on the Run in Latin America

    05/23/2016 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Editorial Board
    In 2004, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro launched the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas, a regional alliance of leftist leaders designed to subvert a hemispheric free trade agreement that the United States had been pushing for a decade. Today Latin America's leftist ramparts appear to be crumbling because of widespread corruption, a slowdown in China's economy and poor economic choices. For the most part, leaders failed to create diversified economies capable of withstanding slumps. The welfare and pension programs that kept voters loyal proved unsustainable. Leaders in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia flouted democratic traditions by expanding or...
  • Democrazy: Venezuela Needs a Military Coup

    05/23/2016 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Cautionary tale: When socialism is instituted democratically, it’s a good indication that your days of making decisions democratically may be numbered With Venezuela spinning out of control, it’s said that U.S. officials fear a military coup. We ought to ask “Why?” Democracy on the brain can be a dangerous condition. George W. Bush pursued his unwise “nation-building” policies under the assumption that, as he put it, “democracies don’t go to war with each other.” (Note: technically we’re speaking of “republics,” not democracies.) So WWI was the “war to end all wars,” and now there’s the political system to end all...
  • Venezuela arrests business owner because he somehow managed to acquire enough toilet paper...

    05/23/2016 8:07:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Venezuela arrests business owner because he somehow managed to acquire enough toilet paper to properly stock his employees’ bathrooms According to this article from the Atlantic, in Venezuela, a labor union at a private business has a clause in its contract which says that the bathrooms must always have toilet paper. I agree with the union on this.Since price controls caused a shortage of toilet paper, the only way the employer could get enough toilet paper was to illegally buy it on the black market for a price that was higher than the government controlled price.Now the government is accusing...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro: The U.S. wants to turn my military against me!

    05/23/2016 7:00:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    I'm praying that Venezuela can find a way back from this. And that the United States isn't dumb enough to go down the same road In case you haven’t heard, Venezuela went all in on feeling the Bern more than a decade ago. Socialism has been about as complete a disaster there as it’s possible for a thing to be. Just to give you one example: How does a country with more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia end up with a gas crisis? I’ll tell you how: A corrupt central-planning government mismanages its resources while making it impossible for anyone...
  • Venezuelan president in Jamaica for working visit (On verge of collapse???)

    05/22/2016 10:57:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | May 22, 2016
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, arrived in the island last night for a working visit. He was met on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, among other dignitaries. Senator Johnson Smith said the visit is an important one, and is expecting fruitful talks from a bilateral meeting between President Maduro Moros and Prime Minister Andrew Holness today. The Venezuelan President is also expected to meet with Cabinet ministers.
  • Venezuela: Food and Medicine Shortages are a Government Policy

    05/21/2016 6:39:30 AM PDT · by fella · 16 replies
    panampost.com ^ | 20 May 2016 | Luis H. Ball
    President Maduro Deliberately Causes Shortages to Cow Venezuelan Citizens into Submission Even with the collapse of the price of oil, Venezuela’s total export revenue this year will yield a similar amount to Peru’s total exports. Peru and Venezuela have the same population, and the world knows there are no food lines in Peru and no one is dying for lack of medicines in that country. Unfortunately, most reporting by the international press on Venezuela’s current crisis, while mentioning the Chavista regime’s mismanagement and corruption, also places the blame on the economic crisis that befell the country after oil prices collapsed...
  • The Socialist Paradise Of Venezuela

    05/19/2016 4:04:30 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 21 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/19/2016 | blueunicorn6
    They have a socialist paradise in Venezuela! People there receive "according to their needs". But you'd better not need much in Venezuela Lest you find your self buried under weeds. Oooooooooohhhhh! They're cooking cats on every corner in Caracas. In Maracaibo they make a meal of mud. Palmasolans put pepper on their pooches. Hugo Chavez sure turned out to be a dud! The professors in their classes in the US Tell their students that socialism is great. But I don't think they'd be asking for seconds If Spot and Mittens were cooked and on their plate! Oooooooooohhhhh! They're cooking cats...
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • 'We want food!': Venezuela crisis deepens

    05/18/2016 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.globalpost.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Staff
    It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital. But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn't unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away. "We want food!" the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck. Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to -- as officials say -- cut out black...
  • Smartmatic: All Things Connected (our voting machines are Venezuelan)

    02/24/2014 5:22:29 AM PST · by mgist · 7 replies
    Vcrisis ^ | 8/2011 | Boyd
    Smartmatic: All Things Connected By Aleksander Boyd Smartmatic revisited 08.03.2011 London 14.08.05 | The Florida register of companies contains details of the board of directors of Smartmatic Corporation, which is formed by Antonio Mugica, Alfredo Anzola, Antonio Mugica Rivero, Roger Pińate, Antonio Mugica Sesma and Luis Feliu [1]. Its principal place of business is 1001 Broken Sound Parkway, NW, STE D, Boca Raton, FL 33487. The company's history in Venezuela dates back to seven years ago when the venture was "the Research and Development Unit of Panagroup in Venezuela" (sic) and in "2000 we realized the true impact of our...
  • Gold Reserve Gives Venezuela Till End of May to Pay $750 Million Expropriation Award

    05/17/2016 5:24:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    MIAMI -- For the second time, Venezuela has failed to pay mining company Gold Reserve the $750 million it has been awarded for Venezuela's expropriation of its gold mining operation in 2007.
  • Venezuela opposition rejects Maduro's state of emergency

    05/17/2016 5:55:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2016 7:07 PM EDT
    Venezuelan opposition leaders are rejecting a 60-day state of emergency declared by President Nicolás Maduro. Maduro declared the state of emergency over the weekend, giving himself decree powers to intervene in the economy and protect national sovereignty. He said the expanded powers were needed to guard against U.S. meddling in the socialist country. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles called the move unconstitutional Tuesday because Maduro acted unilaterally. Capriles said Venezuelans should reject the decree. …
  • Venezuela gives sweeping 'emergency' powers to security forces

    05/17/2016 7:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    France 24 ^ | May 17, 2016 | News Wires
    Venezuela's army is to be backed by civilians grouped into ancillary security units, to tackle food shortages and public unrest, under a state of emergency decree published on Monday. The decree, published in the government gazette, brings into effect for at least 60 days sweeping powers President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday. The measures give his government and security forces broad authorization to ignore most constitutional safeguards in a bid to keep order and supply basic food and services, and to counter a crippling energy shortage....
  • Venezuela opposition leader Capriles says army must choose

    05/18/2016 12:42:12 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/17/2016 | BBC
    Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has urged the army to choose whether it is 'with the constitution or with (President Nicolas) Maduro", after a state of emergency was declared. President Maduro has announced a 60-day emergency, giving soldiers and police wider powers to deal with the country's sprialling economic crisis. Mr. Capriles said the decree gave the president unconstitutional powers. He called on Veneuelans to ignore it and take to the streets on Wednesday. "We Venezuelans, will not accept this decree. This is Maduro putting himself above the constitution," Mr. Capriles told journalists. "To impose this, he'd better start preparing...
  • Venezuela's Parliament successfully votes to defy President's state of emergency

    05/18/2016 4:20:01 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 24 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | May 17, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuela's opposition has urged the public to defy a state of emergency that President Nicolas Maduro decreed over a nation sapped by food shortages and a collapsing economy. Key points: Opposition-controlled parliament rejects the President's state of emergency decree The opposition leader asks army: are you "with the constitution or with Maduro" Polls show 70 per cent of the population wants a new government The opposition-controlled National Assembly rejected the decree in a vote, saying it "deepens the severe disruption of constitutional and democratic order that Venezuela is suffering through".
  • Venezuela emergency decree boosts security powers (dictatorship)

    05/16/2016 6:21:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Yahooooooooooo ^ | May 16, 2016 | Marc Burleigh
    Venezuela's army is to be backed by civilians grouped into ancillary security units, to tackle food shortages and public unrest, under a state of emergency decree published on Monday. The decree, published in the government gazette, brings into effect for at least 60 days sweeping powers President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday. The measures give his government and security forces broad authorization to ignore most constitutional safeguards in a bid to keep order and supply basic food and services, and to counter a crippling energy shortage. But the opposition, which controls the National Assembly and is seeking Maduro's ouster through...
  • Venezuelan military tells customers not to take pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets

    01/10/2015 4:38:36 AM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 10, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Venezuelan military tells customers not to take pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets The Venezuelan military has troops stationed in supermarkets, and they are telling customers not to take pictures of empty shelves. But that hasn’t stopped people from doing it. During the first week of 2015, the Twitter hashtag #AnaquelesVaciosEnVenezuela (“Empty shelves in Venezuela”) listed more than 200,000 tweets.For example: (posted here under fair use from https://twitter.com/Indiferencia/status/551547489565016064/photo/1 ) Nicolas Maduro, the country’s president, has continued the policies of Hugo Chavez, the country’s previous president who died in March 2013.Chavez was an incompetent, communist dictator, who...
  • Venezuela’s Chaos: Every day is like Insane Black Friday [six minute video]

    05/16/2016 11:28:11 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 17, 2015 | tuboKanal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isO52VeBUaQ
  • Chinese bullet train in Venezuela stalls as alliance derails

    05/15/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5-14-16 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America's first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development to its backwater plains. Now all but abandoned, it has become a symbol of economic collapse — and a strategic relationship gone adrift. Where dozens of modern buildings once stood, cattle now graze on grass growing amid the rubble of the project's gutted and vandalized factory. A red arched sign in Chinese and Spanish is all that remains of what until 16 months ago was a bustling complex of 800 workers. That's when the project's Chinese...
  • [03/10/2016] Venezuela´s socialist president praises Bernie Sanders' 'revolutionary' message

    05/14/2016 7:09:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | 03/10/2016 | Franz Von Bergen
    ...praised the Vermont lawmaker and even empathized with his humble beginnings. “He is an emerging candidate with a renovating and revolutionary message,” Maduro told a crowd congregated in Caracas to commemorate the “Anti-Imperialism Day” — a holiday created last year to mark March 9 as the day President Obama declared Venezuela a national security threat. ... Meanwhile, during the Wednesday night debate Sanders was asked to comment on positive remarks he made in the past about Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, two close allies of Venezuela’s Chavismo. One of the hosts played a 1985 video in which Sanders...
  • Venezuela opposition slams 'desperate' Maduro state of emergency

    05/14/2016 6:34:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/14/16 | Alexandra Ulmer and Corina Pons
    Venezuela's opposition on Saturday slammed a state of emergency decreed by President Nicolas Maduro and vowed to press home efforts to remove the leftist leader this year amid a grim economic crisis. Maduro on Friday night declared a 60-day state of emergency due to what he called plots from Venezuela and the United States to subvert him. He did not provide specifics. The measure shows Maduro is panicking as a push for a recall referendum against him gains traction with tired, frustrated Venezuelans, opposition leaders said during a protest in Caracas. "We're talking about a desperate president who is putting...