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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...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursdayt 5/21/2020 Newsdump Holiday Weekend

    05/21/2020 8:29:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/21/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The owners of the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey intend to re-open tomorrow after today's New Jersey State Health Department notice at the door of the gym closing it down...... The latest twist in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia is the arrest of the man who made a video of the killing used as evidence to arrest the first two suspects..... Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli set to plead guilty in the federal college admissions case alleging a scam tomorrow..... The FBI says that an attack this morning at the Corpus Christi Naval Air...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/8/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/08/2020 9:35:09 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/7/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States stopping a United Nations Security Council vote on the coronavirus situation citing the inclusion of "false narratives" from China.... The United States tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists.... The unemployment rate in the United States was 14.7 percent for April...... Tesla trying to resume work at its factory in Fremont, California.... Ohio State University is paying out some 41 million dollars to settle lawsuits with 162 survivors of sexual abuse by a former school doctor.... (Warning: Disturbing Content) The woman who's accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 is ready to take a lie detector...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/8/2020 Bernie Sanders Out

    04/08/2020 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/8/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump hoping for higher oil prices coming out of the OPEC+ nations video conference tomorrow.... Word tonight is that the price of Brent Crude Oil already rising to over 33 dollars a barrel..... The energy ministers of the G20 nations set to convene Friday...... The Afghan government said today that its going to release 100 Taliban prisoners..... The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claim to have killed dozens of Saudi coalition soliders and militia in a missile attack in Yemen.... In Syria, US military patrols in the northeast have again been confronted..... Today a report alleging the Syrian military staged chemical...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 4/2/2020 Russia Says No Oil Talks With Saudis

    04/02/2020 9:39:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/2/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    ".....I don't think there's ever been a time in our lifetime anyway where there's more need for us to unite to be united on important matters to be supporting each other to be bringing truth to each other and protection for each other..." Ammon Bundy calling a followup citizens meeting tonight in Emmett, Idaho at 8 pm in response to Republican Governor Brad Little's order to stay at home in response to Covid-19...... Special Comment-Wartime Situation Leads To Misleading Fake News We are in a wartime situation at this point with policies being implemented and situations emerging that disturb Americans...
  • 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...
  • New Sanctions Turn the Screws on Venezuela’s Maduro

    02/28/2020 4:17:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Vladimir Putin relishes using Russia’s political and economic power to destabilize and disrupt nations. One example of such activity is in Venezuela, where Russia has been propping up dictator Nicolas Maduro through billions in loans and buying oil with the Russian company Rosneft. Maduro is one of the most brutal dictators of our time, and the Trump administration is actively working to oust him from power. Millions of citizens have fled Venezuela. The country is overrun with violent drug cartels, Russian and Cuban military units operate freely within the country. Maduro’s government now runs on illegal sources of income such...
  • 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...
  • Venezuela: U.S. National Security and the Threats of Russia and China

    12/02/2019 4:59:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor’s Note: This column was coauthored by Jerry Boykin. The thought of the world’s largest supply of recoverable oil falling into the hands of Russia and China is not a far flung idea. And with that, a fleet of warships docked on the coast of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, positioned to threaten the American national security. If America eventually surrenders its influence in Venezuela, this scenario could become reality.As of now, Nicolas Maduro is the ruthless socialist dictator of a crumbling Venezuela. Desperate to maintain his grip on power, it is very likely he will cede control...
  • Confirmed: We’ve been negotiating with Venezuelan socialist party leaders

    08/21/2019 9:23:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday we talked about an Associated Press report claiming that the United States has been in secret discussions with some of the most senior members of the Venezuelan socialist party. The suggestion was that we were offering some of these thugs assurances that they wouldn’t be prosecuted for anything if they turned their backs on dictator Nicolas Maduro and hastened his exit from office. Well, now that the cat is out of the bag, both Maduro and President Trump are confirming that the story is true. (AP) President Donald Trump said Tuesday his government is talking to “various representatives” of...
  • AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

    08/19/2019 9:28:03 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 14 replies
    www.apnews.com ^ | 19 Aug 19 | hapnHal
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, said the official. A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place. The AP is withholding the intermediary’s name...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 8/8-Friday 8/9/2019

    08/09/2019 3:21:13 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/8/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Hundreds of the millions in the United States illegally are in the custody of.... 680 is the number of established by ICE of those originally arrested but now some 300 are freed.... "The same Democrat Party that has left places like Jackson, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and Houston to suffer under the tyranny of violent criminals wants us to believe they have the solution to mass shootings" That's part of the latest message from 2020 Republican US Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore in Alabama who's also noting that many in the Republican Party seem to be moving in the direction...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 6/30-Monday 7/1/2019

    07/01/2019 3:04:35 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/30/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel attacks on Syria Sunday night with Damascus and Homs targeted. The strikes occurred in the early hours of Monday morning with multiple sites in the areas of both cities being the targets of attacks.... President Trump and North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un pledging to restart nuclear talks after a surprise Sunday meeting.... "They tortured him so much that they killed him" Those words from the wife of a Venezuelan naval captain arrested last Wednesday..... Turkey promising retaliation if Libyan General Khalifa Haftar makes good on his Libyan National Army's intention to attack Turkish.... On the battlefront in Libya, GNA...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • End game: Juan Guaido ready to negotiate with Maduro

    05/22/2019 8:31:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 22, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    While some may be taking the latest news out of Venezuela as a hopeful note, it may actually spell the beginning of the end of any hope that dictator Nicolas Maduro will be removed from power. We’re hearing from representatives of self-declared interim President Juan Guaido that he is now willing to enter into “negotiations” with Maduro, an option he had rejected as recently as last week. They already have representatives meeting in Norway where they’re trying to find a way out of the current quagmire. And with public support for Guaido’s calls to replace Maduro appearing to decline, it...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 5/16-Friday 5/17/2019 Newsdump Early Edition

    05/17/2019 3:24:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Saudi Arabia blaming Iran for the drone attacks on two oil pumping stations by Houth rebels from Yemen..... Airstrikes from the Saudi led coalition early Thursday on the Houthi controlled Yemeni capital of Sanaa killed six and wounded 72 including two Russian civilians..... British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is now agreeing with the notion of an Iranian threat..... Making noise about the US-Iran situation is Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard.... Earlier in the week Gabbard posted a video naming those who want war with Iran.... President Trump rolled out a new immigration plan on the White House lawn Thursday afternoon........
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/14-Wednesday 5/15/2019

    05/15/2019 2:46:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/14/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "The US strongly condemns Maduro's move to block the National Assembly from its constitutionally-protected legislative duty" That tweet Tuesday evening from US National Security Adviser John Bolton after the Venezuelan police and security forces of the Nicolas Maduro regime blocked legislators of the National Assembly from entering their building to meet..... "There won't be any war. The Iranian nation has chosen the path of resistance" Those the words of the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..... The US State Department has ordered non-essential personnel to leave Iraq..... Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed attacks on vital Saudi facilities and Saudi...
  • Guaido now pretty much begging US to invade Venezuela

    05/12/2019 9:37:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 12, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    After self-declared interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido failed in calling on his nation’s military to oust dictator Nicolas Maduro, the attempted revolt appeared to have been strangled in the cradle. Only a handful of military leaders came over to his side and the civilian protests in the major cities fizzled for the most part. Guaido himself still hasn’t been arrested, but his deputy and several other opposition party leaders in the National Assembly have been locked up. This week, Guaido seemed to be getting a bit more nervous and he sent out an even more emphatic “invitation” to the...