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  • This Is Why Trump Is Threatening A New Embargo On Cuba

    04/30/2019 4:14:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | April 30, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating. Throughout the day, protests have erupted. Supporters and opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro are once facing off after months of economic destitution that has left the beacon of 21stCentury Socialism an absolute hellhole. You’ve all read the reports. Medicals supplies are absent, hunger is rampant, and inflation is through the roof. No one is safe from economic blight, except Maduro. Venezuelans from all social classes have suffered. There’s footage of people eating out of trashcans. Zoo animals are being killed for food. Venezuelan children are now being forced into prostitution in order to...
  • Trump threatens Cuba with 'full and complete' embargo,

    04/30/2019 3:25:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | April 30, 2019 | Greg Re
    As Venezuela plunged into a dramatic televised scene of chaos and violence on Tuesday, President Trump warned he would impose a "full and complete embargo" and sanctions on Cuba if its troops do not cease operations in the ravaged South American nation. National Security Adviser John Bolton alleged earlier Tuesday that Cuban troops were keeping Maduro in power in Caracas. “It’s a very delicate moment,” Bolton said, adding that "all options" remained on the table -- including, potentially, a U.S. military intervention. “The president wants to see a peaceful transfer of power." Trump's dramatic threat came hours after his administration...
  • Venezuelans clash with pro-Maduro Code Pink activists in tense scene outside DC embassy

    04/30/2019 2:15:36 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 93 replies
    FpxNews ^ | 4/30/2019 | Alex Pappas
    Dozens of supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido converged Tuesday on the now-shuttered Venezuelan embassy in Washington, clashing with pro-regime activists who have been camped out at the building for weeks in support of embattled Nicolas Maduro. .... In Washington, flag-waving and national-anthem singing demonstrators, many of whom were born in Venezuela, quickly outnumbered those from the anti-war group Code Pink gathered to support Maduro's regime. .... "This group – the Code Pink – has taken the embassy," Gandullia said. "We want to enter. We want to take over. And demonstrate that it belongs to us." Activists from Code Pink,...
  • Bolton On Venezuela: All Options Are On The Table

    04/30/2019 4:26:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 136 replies ^ | April 30, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Things continue to intensify in Venezuela as Nicolas Maduro's people run over opposition protestors with armed vehicles and spray crowds with live ammunition. National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday said "all options are on the table" as far as United States' intervention goes, The Hill reported.“We want as our principle objective the peaceful transfer of power, but I will say again as the president has said from the outset ... all options are on the table,” Bolton said. "Over 40 people have been killed by the Maduro regime in the course of these protests."The Western hemisphere recognizes Juan Guaidó as...
  • WATCH: Venezuela military armored truck rams into pro-Guaidó protesters in Caracas

    04/30/2019 12:31:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    CBS News Twitter ^ | 4-30-2019 | CBS News
    WATCH: Venezuela military armored truck rams into pro-Guaidó protesters in Caracas
  • Venezuela Crisis Possibly Reaching Apex

    04/30/2019 12:23:57 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 30, 2019 | sundance
    U.S. Secretary of State calls it “Operation Liberty” and supports opposition leader Juan Guaido. The Venezuela regime of Nicolas Maduro calls it a “coup attempt” and has help from Russia and Cuba to put down the uprising. The regular Venezuelan military, and the ordinary people of the country appear to be caught in the middle. Perhaps this is the last effort of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to shift the balance of power. The White House is supportive but cautious. Everything is tenuous as Venezuela appears to be on the brink of extreme political violence.
  • Venezuela's Guaido takes to streets in military uprising

    04/30/2019 5:07:29 AM PDT · by cll · 157 replies
    AP ^ | 4/30/2019 | Scott Smith
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers in a military uprising. “This is the moment of all Venezuelans, those in uniform and those who aren’t,” said Lopez in his first public appearance since being detained in 2014 for leading anti-government protests. “Everyone should come to the streets, in peace.” Lopez said he has been freed by the military. Moments earlier, Guaidó appeared in an early morning video shot next to a Caracas air base surrounded by several heavily armed soldiers...
  • Venezuela’s Marxist Leader Raises the Stakes in Bid to Retain Control

    04/04/2019 12:02:11 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 April 2019 | Bob Adelmann
    Venezuela’s dictator Nicolas Maduro has upped the ante. He ordered his Supreme Court to ask his Constituent Assembly to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of his parliamentary immunity against arrest. On Tuesday the Constituent Assembly dutifully responded, voting unanimously to approve the court’s request, opening the door for Maduro to order the arrest of Guaido. Guaido is being accused of violating a court order to remain in the country while Maduro’s attorney general is considering various charges against him. Instead Guaido left the country for a 10-day goodwill tour of neighboring South American countries to drum up more support for...
  • Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro just escalated his standoff with Juan Guaidó

    03/21/2019 3:30:17 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 25 replies
    Vox ^ | March 21, 2019 | Alex Ward
    Forces loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro may have just committed one of their most brazen acts — one that threatens to plunge the country into even greater chaos. On Thursday, Venezuela’s intelligence forces detained the chief of staff for Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader who claims to be the country’s legitimate president and who is backed by the United States. In an overnight raid, they seized Roberto Marrero from his home shortly after also nabbing dozens of journalists and two state utility workers. This is potentially a massive escalation by Maduro and could signal a new phase in his...
  • Guaido’s Parliamentary Immunity Revoked as Maduro Sacks Electricity Minister

    04/04/2019 6:56:58 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 34 replies
    Venezuela Analysis ^ | April 4 2019 | Staff
    Merida, April 3, 2019 – Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has lifted the parliamentary immunity of the self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido, opening the door for criminal charges to be brought against him. Tuesday’s unanimous decision came following a request from the Supreme Court, and included the “authorisation” of the continuation of investigations into the also deputy and president of the National Assembly. “The investigation [against Guaido] is formally authorised to continue in accordance with our Constitution and laws” said ANC President Diosdado Cabello during the session. Cabello added that justice was “necessary” and what would safeguard peace in Venezuela....
  • U.S. calls Russia deployment of planes to Venezuela 'reckless escalation'

    03/25/2019 10:09:37 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 25, 2019 | Lesley Wroughton, Brian Ellsworth
    WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday accused Russia of “reckless escalation” of the situation in Venezuela by deploying military planes and personnel to the crisis-stricken South American nation that Washington has hit with crippling sanctions. The Russian planes and military personnel arrived outside the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Saturday, according to local media reports, two months after the Trump administration disavowed President Nicolas Maduro. Washington has recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate president and demands that Maduro leave power, which Russia has described as a U.S.-backed coup against the socialist government.

    03/24/2019 3:09:38 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 133 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/24/2019 | Reuters
    military exercises on Venezuelan soil that President Nicolas Maduro called a sign of strengthening relations. Two Russian air force planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to a local journalist, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday. Reporter Javier Mayorca wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the first plane carried Vasily Tonkoshkurov, chief of staff of the ground forces,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 3/9/2019 Newsdump Edition

    03/09/2019 4:01:49 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/9/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the newsdump. The Wikileaks source, Chelsea Manning, has been jailed for refusing to testify before a grand jury... In Venezuela the massive power outage affecting most of the country continued into its second day Friday afternoon with at least one death in Caracas attributed to it..... In Algeria Friday what are called the largest protests yet against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.... When it comes to Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May is saying "lets get it done"..... Turkey's Defense Minister says Turkish troops are now patrolling in Idlib province in northern Syria..... The satellite images from North...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/8/2019

    03/08/2019 3:56:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/8/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news from the UK....Tommy Robinson's "contempt of court" case for reporting outside a grooming gang trial involving Muslim defendants will go to trial on March 22nd..... Living proof of Venezuela's serious problems Thursday with a nationwide power outage.... A weekend of Yellow Vests rallies starting today in France. Its Week 17 of the Yellow Vests protests. A call for a weekend long presence at the Champs-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower starting this evening..... Some 36 nations led by Iceland including the 28 European Union nations have condemned Saudi Arabia for the killing of Saudi journalist...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 3/6/2019

    03/06/2019 5:13:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/6/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A raging Nicolas Maduro calling on his supporters to come out after two days of massive protest across Venezuela for Interim President Juan Guaido.... Two French prison guards stabbed during a conjugal visit to a jihadist and seriously wounded. Authorities calling it a "terrorist attack"...... Police in London investigating three packages said to contain explosives. They arrived at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo Station..... And the big story in the mainstream media this morning is vague and indefinite information regarding satellite imagery from North Korea. Pictures of a rocket testing facility where construction is said to be underway,...
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's defiant interview with Tom Llamas: TRANSCRIPT

    02/26/2019 10:08:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | 26 Feb 2019 | Tom Llamas, Ignacio Torres, Kirit Radia, Aicha El Hammar Castano and Joshua Hoyos
    The embattled president said he'd be open to a summit with Donald Trump. A lightly edited transcript of Maduro's interview ABC News Anchor and Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas, which aired on "World News Tonight," follows here: (at link)
  • Infant mortality in Venezuela has doubled during crisis, UN says

    02/28/2019 1:47:22 PM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Feb 2019 | Peter Beaumont
    Infant mortality in Venezuela has soared by roughly 50% during the prolonged political crisis in the country. Briefing the UN security council, the UN’s political and peace building chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, depicted a devastating collapse in Venezuela’s health system. She warned that 40% of medical staff had left the country and said hospital stocks of medicine had dwindled to 20% of the required level. DiCarlo said the “protracted crisis” in the country had led in recent weeks to an “alarming escalation of tensions”. Four people died and hundreds were injured in clashes last weekend at the country’s borders.
  • Exclusive: Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week – legislator

    02/28/2019 1:39:34 PM PST · by detective · 35 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | Feb 27, 2019 | Corina Pons and Mayela Armas
    At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro's desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions. The gold was removed in government vehicles between Wednesday and Friday last week when there were no regular security guards present at the bank, Legislator Angel Alvarado and the three government sources said. "They plan to sell it abroad illegally," Alvarado said in an interview. The central bank did not respond to requests for comment. Alvarado and the government...
  • Venezuela Calls For Talks Between President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump

    02/27/2019 5:37:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 27, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    Venezuela's foreign minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday called for direct talks between President Nicolas Maduro and his US counterpart Donald Trump, to help ease the crisis gripping his country. "We are proposing the path of dialogue, even with the United States... Why shouldn't they meet, President Trump and President Maduro?" Arreaza said in an address at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. "Enough of all this aggression," he added. The US has led a diplomatic campaign in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido who has declared himself interim president and is recognised by about 50 countries. Maduro has...
  • Telemundo reporter abducted in Venezuela

    02/26/2019 2:44:43 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/26/19 | Rafael Bernal
    A reporter covering the crisis in Venezuela for Telemundo was abducted Tuesday by a group of armed men, according to the network. Daniel Garrido, the reporter, was allegedly forced into a vehicle against his will while covering the detention and deportation of a news crew covering Venezuela for rival network Univision. Garrido was interrogated for six hours and then let go, but the kidnappers kept his equipment. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was detained in the presidential palace of Miraflores in Caracas on Monday, after an interview with embattled President Nicolás Maduro was abruptly ended. Ramos said Maduro stood up and...