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  • 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...
  • Venezuelan embassy goes dark as standoff intensifies on streets of Washington

    05/09/2019 2:20:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    lmtonline.com ^ | 5/9/19 | Marissa J. Lang
    <p>WASHINGTON - The sun had just dipped below the horizon Wednesday evening when the lights flicked off inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington.</p> <p>Waves of cheers rolled up and down the ordinarily quiet street in the elite Georgetown neighborhood at the center of an intensifying standoff between backers of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and left-wing activists who oppose U.S. intervention and support President Nicolás Maduro.</p>
  • In Venezuela, the arrests of the coup leaders have begun

    05/09/2019 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 9, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro is sending out the goon squad this week to quietly begin rounding up the people who participated in the attempted coup last week. While he’s not yet going after the person who actually sent out the call to revolt, his secret police force started with someone very close to the top. National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was picked up last night after leaving his office. (Associated Press) Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro’s government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir...
  • Trump to Designate Brazil as Major Non-NATO Ally - White House

    05/08/2019 11:05:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Global Security ^ | May 8, 2019 | Sputnik News
    US President Donald Trump said in a statement issued by the White House on Wednesday that the decision to recognize Brazil as a major non-NATO ally comes due to "Brazil's recent commitments to increase defense cooperation with the United States". "I am making this designation in recognition of the Government of Brazil's recent commitments to increase defense cooperation with the United States, and in recognition of our own national interest in deepening our defense coordination with Brazil", Trump said in his message to Congress. During a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, at the White House in March, Trump...
  • Spain refuses to hand over Venezuela opposition leader taking refuge in embassy

    05/03/2019 7:44:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2019 | Rozina Sabur ,The Telegraph
    Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said president Nicolas Maduro's generals are willing to defect from his regime imminently, as Spain vowed to protect the politician. Speaking from the gates of the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, on Friday Mr Lopez said: "It's a crack that will become a bigger crack... that will end up breaking the dam". Mr Lopez said he had spoken with senior members of the military who supported the end of Mr Maduro's socialist government amid a failing economy and nationwide blackouts. Spain has refused to hand Mr Lopez, a leading figure in the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 5/2-Friday 5/3/2019

    05/03/2019 2:40:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/2/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A Facebook crack down Thursday permanently banning a large number of people deemed "dangerous individuals" including activists-personalities like..... "I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for journalism that has won many awards and protected many people" Those words spoken by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange via video link during his first extradition hearing.... In Venezuela, two more protesters reported dead Thursday... Was there an attempt by 30 some protesters to attack a Paris hospital on May Day?..... One civilian death and four injuries reported in the government controlled part of northern Syria Thursday following a rocket barrage from the...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro was preparing to flee to Cuba but was stopped by Russia, Pompeo says

    05/01/2019 6:12:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | April 30, 2019 6:32 PM | By Jim Wyss
    enezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro was prepared to leave the country Tuesday and seek asylum in Cuba but was stopped by Russia, U.S. officials said. “We’ve watched throughout the day, it’s been a long time since anyone’s seen Maduro,” Pompeo told CNN. “He had an airplane on the tarmac, he was ready to leave this morning as we understand it and the Russians indicated he should stay.” Pompeo said Maduro had been planning to travel to Havana. Asked if Maduro would have been allowed to safely depart for Cuba, Pompeo dodged the question. “Mr. Maduro understands what will happen if he...
  • Venezuela Latest: Will May 1st Be A Decisive Day?

    05/01/2019 2:47:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/1/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "If Cuban troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, together with highest level sanctions, will be place on the island of Cuba. Hopefully, all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island!" President Donald J. Trump Tweets Shortly After 5 PM Eastern April 30th, 2019 While there are hopes for change and a massive mobilization called for today in Venezuela, the regime of Nicolas Maduro hopes with its Cuban backed and supported security structure to win...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/30-Wednesday 5/1/2019

    05/01/2019 2:37:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/30/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer say the Democrats are moving forward with President Trump in agreement on spending some 2 trillion dollars on "infrastructure"..... Wednesday had been declared to be a day of nationwide peaceful in Venezuela to remove the regime of Nicolas Maduro from power. But there were surprise developments Tuesday..... An extradition hearing for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange set for Thursday at Westminster Magistrates Court in London..... Assange also set for a sentencing hearing Wednesday morning at 1030 am..... Two dead and four wounded in a shooting at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte........
  • Head of Venezuela's secret police breaks with Maduro

    04/30/2019 8:10:17 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 30, 2919 | Samuel Chamberlain
    The head of Venezuela's feared secret police has turned his back on disputed President Nicolas Maduro in an open letter made public Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Maduro took to Venezuela's airwaves to proclaim that the uprising sparked by opposition leader Juan Guaidó had been defeated. In a rambling address, Maduro said his regime had responded to the rebellion with "nerves of steel, maximum serenity and effective action" and claimed that the leaders of the uprising were under arrest and being questioned.