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  • CUBA's Cardinal Jaime Ortega must resign

    06/06/2013 11:10:09 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 1 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 5, 2013 | Marielena Montesino de Stuart
    Is Cardinal Jaime Ortega emboldened by Francis' rise to power? Why has Cardinal Ortega embarked on a brazen socialist propaganda scheme through the Archdiocese of Havana? Fifty four years of lies For more than 54 years the Cuban people have been subjected to lies from the Vatican's modernist hierarchy – which has maintained an Ostpolitik approach to Communism. I have written and spoken about this extensively, as in The Beijing Affair (Part Three) published last month – where I addressed the Vatican's refusal to condemn Communism, as part of the "rules of conduct" set forth during the Second Vatican Ecumenical...
  • CNBC Execs Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which Banksters and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • Iran making push into Nicaragua by Todd Bensman

    12/22/2007 10:38:27 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 19 replies · 162+ views
    MySA.com ^ | 08 December 2007 | Todd Bensman
    Iran making push into Nicaragua Web Posted: 12/18/2007 10:25 PM CST Todd Bensman Express-News MONKEY POINT, Nicaragua The second military helicopter in as many days hovered over the jungle and then landed to a most unwelcome reception from several dozen angry Rama Indian and Creole villagers. Rupert Allen Clear Duncan, a leader of some 400 Creole who live along the shoreline, confronted the foreigners dressed in suits and military uniforms that day in March and demanded to know the purpose of their aerial trespasses. "This is our land; we have always lived here, and you don't have our permission...
  • Former NC Democratic staffer may sue (RAT sexual harassment scandal)

    06/03/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 5/31/12
    Former NC Democratic staffer may sueThursday, May 31, 2012 RALEIGH (WTVD) -- There may soon be more fallout from a sexual harassment scandal the state Democratic party recently faced. A former staffer is considering filing a lawsuit against the party and its chairman, David Parker. Raleigh attorney Kieran Shanahan sent a letter to Parker asking him to preserve all records related to Adriadn Ortega's employment and sexual harassment complaints.
  • Libya Taps Nicaraguan as Its Envoy at the U.N.

    03/30/2011 9:03:51 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2011 | Dan Bilefsky
    UNITED NATIONS A former Nicaraguan foreign minister who once called President Ronald Reagan the butcher of my people has been appointed to represent Libya at the United Nations after its delegate was denied a visa, the Nicaraguan government said on Wednesday. Nicaragua said the former minister, Miguel DEscoto Brockmann, 78, an outspoken critic of the United States and a Catholic priest, would replace the Libyan diplomat Ali Abdussalam Treki, who had been unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States. Libyas ambassador to the United Nations, Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgam, defected in late February after denouncing Col. Muammar...
  • NC Democratic Party executive director resigns (Male on Male sexual harassment)

    04/15/2012 3:24:36 PM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    news & observer ^ | Apr 15, 2012 | John Frank
    RALEIGH The executive director of the N.C. Democratic Party resigned Sunday as calls for his ouster mounted amid questions regarding a secret agreement to pay a former staffer to keep quiet about sexual harassment allegations. Jay Parmley, who served a year at the helm of the party, denied harassing any employee and blamed right-wing blogs for "spreading a false and misleading story" about the incident. "Even though I have not done anything wrong, it is clear to me that I need to move on," Parmley wrote in his resignation letter. Party Chairman David Parker accepted his resignation but avoided any...
  • Newt Gingrich was defending anti-communist foreign policy when he got Tip O'Neill's words taken down

    01/27/2012 7:11:02 PM PST · by Thane_Banquo · 23 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | May 15, 1984 | Newt Gingrich
    The moment that made Gingrich was when he got Tip O'Neill so all fire mad that Tip made statements in violation of House rules and had his words "taken down," a major parliamentary slap on the hindquarters. You can watch the C-SPAN video here: Tip O'Neill's words taken down. Now, this week we've heard the RINOs try to slam Gingrich's attitude to Reagan's foreign policy vis-a-vis the communists, trying to claim that when the liberals in the House were criticizing Reagan's policy and threatening to cut off funding for the Contras, Gingrich was right along them agreeing with it. How...
  • Honduras: Nicaraguan activist died near border

    01/14/2012 8:43:26 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 4 replies
    The Seatel Times ^ | 1-13-2012 | AP
    Prosecutors in Honduras say a decomposed, bullet-riddled body found near the border with Nicaragua has been identified as the purported leader of a shadowy Nicaraguan resistance group.
  • Iran leader defends nuclear program on LatAm trip

    01/09/2012 11:28:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | IAN JAMES | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his country's nuclear program as he began a four-nation tour of Latin America, joining his ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in accusing the U.S. and its allies of using the dispute to unjustly threaten Iran.[snip] Both leaders planned to travel to Nicaragua on Tuesday for the inauguration of newly re-elected President Daniel Ortega, and then Ahmadinejad will also visit Cuba and Ecuador.
  • Secret Service Searched Occupy D.C. Camp For Person Who Shot At White House

    11/16/2011 8:25:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | RYAN J. REILLY
    The Secret Service searched Occupy D.C. on Monday for a man suspected of firing bullets at the White House on Friday, one of which was stopped by the buildings ballistic glass. Protestor Ralph Wittenberg told TPM on Tuesday evening that authorities came through searching for a so-called terrorist who shot at the White House, with no warrant, they went into everybodys tents. A person handling media requests for Occupy DC confirmed the searches and said they were led by the Secret Service. The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Police have been trying to locate 21-year-old...
  • 'Occupy San Diego' Honors Suspected White House Shooter with Moment of Silence

    During the height of the Tea Party protests, the liberal media sought to hype any hint that the movement may turn violent against Democrats in general and President Obama in particular. For example, Hardball's Chris Matthews famously blew up in August 2009 at a libertarian protester who legally carried a gun to a presidential townhall meeting in New Hampshire, suggesting it was wildly inappropriate "given the violent history of this country with regard to presidents and assassinations." So it should be interesting to see what attention, if any, the mainstream media pays to Occupy San Diego honoring suspected White House...
  • White House Shooting Suspect Charged With Attempted Assassination

    11/17/2011 12:38:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 17, 2011 | AP
    PITTSBURGH An Idaho man accused of firing two shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama or his staff. Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, made his first court appearance before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh on Thursday, one day after he was arrested at a western Pennsylvania hotel...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, November 17, 2011

    11/17/2011 9:05:10 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 106 replies
    EIB Network ^ | November 17, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Suspect in White House Shooting Captured in Pennsylvania

    11/16/2011 12:19:22 PM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 24 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11/16/11 | Tim Persinko
    On Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement captured a man suspected in a shooting incident near the White House. Police took 21-year-old Oscar Ortega into custody at a hotel near Indiana, Pa. Using information provided by the Secret Service, Pennsylvania State Police made the arrest at 12:35 p.m. [..]
  • Secret Service says suspect in White House shooting arrested at Pennsylvania hotel (headline only)

    11/16/2011 11:17:57 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.16, 2011
    Headline only.
  • Nicaragua's Ortega poised for re-election win

    11/06/2011 4:58:46 PM PST · by GenePA_762 · 5 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 6 November 2011 | Miguel Angel Gutierrez and Ivan Castro
    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla leader, looks likely to win re-election on Sunday after heavy social spending won him strong support among the country's poor. Ortega has overseen a period of economic progress in his five years in power, backed by financial aid from his socialist ally in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez.
  • Qaddafis Man in Managua

    05/10/2011 7:48:28 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 10, 201 | Jaime Daremblum
    Back in February, weeks before NATO launched its Libyan bombing campaign but after the Tripoli regime had slaughtered hundreds of civilians, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega phoned Muammar Qaddafi multiple times to express his support. Speaking publicly, Ortega declared that the bloodstained despot was waging a great battle. Then, in late March, with the NATO war well underway, Qaddafi tapped former Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel DEscoto Brockmann (who served under Ortegas Sandinista dictatorship during the 1980s) to be Libyas new ambassador to the United Nations. So it wasnt terribly surprising last month when WikiLeaks released a pair of U.S. diplomatic cables...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chvez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Nicaragua prez call Gaddafi to expresses support

    02/23/2011 8:27:39 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2011 | AP
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Nicaragua's leftist President Daniel Ortega says he has telephoned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to express his solidarity. Ortega says he has called several times this week because Gadhafi "is again waging a great battle" to defend the unity of his nation. Human rights groups say more than 200 people have died as Libyan security forces crack down on protesters. Ortega has long been an ally of the Libyan leader, based in part on a shared distrust of the United States. Ortega says that "it's at difficult times that loyalty and resolve are put to the test."
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • Letting Latin thugs run loco

    11/18/2010 11:59:49 AM PST · by nycteacher · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 18, 2010 | Benny Avni
    Will the Obama administration ever start standing up to the Latin axis of caudillos? Nicaragua invaded Costa Rica last month -- yet the State Department is all but AWOL. State is taking a carefully worded, almost neutral stand in the dispute between Costa Rica -- our ally, and the world's most pacifist country -- and Nicaragua, a key player in Hugo Chavez's group of Latin strongmen. Last month, Nicaragua sent troops into a jungle area at the mouth of the San Juan River, which has long been determined by mediators to be on Costa Rica's side of the border.
  • Ortega's Land Grab--Nicaragua has invaded Costa Rican territory. How will the U.S. respond?

    11/18/2010 7:55:01 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 18, 2010 6:30 AM | Jaime Daremblum
    With the world distracted by currency fights, European debt problems, and other economic challenges, Nicaragua has quietly invaded and occupied the sovereign territory of Costa Rica. It is an act of naked aggression that deserves to be condemned and resisted by governments everywhere, yet most Americans have probably read little or nothing about it. Heres a brief synopsis of what happened. At the direction of their government, Nicaraguans were dredging the San Juan River, which forms a section of their southern border with Costa Rica. They were doing so in a manner that was damaging many Costa Rican properties, which...
  • War arsenal seized in Boquete

    05/01/2010 5:51:51 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 29 replies · 544+ views
    La Prensa, Panama ^ | 1 de mayo de 2010 | FLOR DEL ROSARIO BOCHAREL, SANDRA ALICIA RIVERA
    War arsenal seized in Boquete la prensa This massive confiscation of weapons shows that the region continues to be a bridge for the transfer of weapons. A ton and a half of military weapons was confiscated yesterday morning in what is being considered the largest seizure executed in the country. The bust took place in the El Francs sector of the district of Boquete, where police uncovered the weapons in a private residence, whose occupant is a sociology professor at the Universidad Autnoma de Chiriqu. Experts estimate that the arsenal, which may have originated from Central America, is...
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chvez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • Mass pro-anti-Ortega rallies in Managua (ORTEGA PULLING A CHAVEZ & ZELAYA)

    11/22/2009 4:43:47 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 6 replies · 422+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | 22 November 2009 - 10:22am
    Around 50,000 people took to the streets of the Nicaraguan capital Managua to protest against President Daniel Ortega's plans to seek reelection. Last month, the Supreme Court revoked a constitutional clause prohibiting presidential candidates running for office consecutively and banning presidents from serving more than two terms. The ruling allows the Daniel Ortega to run for a third term in office in the 2011 elections. After a popular revolution overthrew the Somoza dictatorship in 1979, Mr Ortega joined a five-member junta of national reconciliation. He won the 1984 elections and served as president from January 1985 until 1990. He lost...
  • CONSTITUTIONAL TINKERING OPENS DOOR TO ORTEGA RE-ELECTION

    10/28/2009 7:13:51 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 3 replies · 241+ views
    uexpress.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Georgie Anne Geyer
    Little attention has been paid recently to Nicaragua. "Only right," you may well respond. "After all, that tiny, troubled country in Central America became only relatively important when the Marxist Sandinistas took over in 1979 -- becoming temporarily the 'second Cuba' in the hemisphere." But recently, despite the dearth of news coverage, Nicaragua has become pivotal again. Recent events there confirm that there is indeed a new pattern emerging in the hemisphere that is certainly cause for alarm.
  • U.S. says concerned by Nicaragua election ruling

    10/23/2009 7:40:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies · 786+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 22, 2009 | Reuters
    Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife Rosario Murillo gesture during a meeting in Managua October 20, 2009. REUTERS/Cesar Perez/Nicaragua Presidency/Handout WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States on Thursday expressed concern about a Nicaraguan court ruling that opens the way for leftist President Daniel Ortega to seek re-election in the 2011 election. Nicaragua's Supreme Court on Monday issued a ruling that helped to clear the way for Ortega to run for another term, following a petition from him and a group of mayors last week. The country's electoral court said it would comply with the ruling. The U.S. State...
  • The enemy of my friend is my friend says Obama on Honduras

    09/11/2009 8:33:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 1,142+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2009 | Humberto Fontova
    "Obama doesn't know what he's doing!" snapped Honduran foreign minister Enrique Ortez this July, 4. "He doesn't know anything about anything!" continued Ortez. "He probably can't even find Tegucigalpa on a map." The U.S. was then (as now) denouncing the democratic Honduran government's actions to uphold their constitution and thwart a Chavez/Castro satrap hell-bent on converting their nation into a client narco-state for Hugo Chavez. Honduras' Supreme Court voted unanimously to oust Zelaya, and her legislature voted the 125- 5 for same. The five contrarian legislators belong to Honduras' Communist party, long known for dutifully carrying water for papa Fidel....
  • Ortega Follows Zelaya--Surprise! Now the Nicaraguan president wants to change term limits.

    08/12/2009 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 918+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 12, 2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    A few weeks ago, at a public celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Sandinista revolution, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega moved one step closer to creating an autocracy. Speaking to a large crowd, Ortega called for changing the Nicaraguan constitution to allow his own reelection. Under current law, Nicaraguan presidents are prohibited from serving consecutive terms and are limited to two five-year terms overall. In order to be "just and fair," said Ortega, whose term ends in 2012, the country should amend its constitution to let presidents seek reelection. His timing was impeccable. The ongoing political crisis in...
  • Rousseau in the Tropics

    07/22/2009 9:56:17 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 8 replies · 1,863+ views
    Conservative Underground ^ | 21 July 2009 | Ken Martin
    It's good, occasionally, to take a trip down memory lane. It helps to put things into perspective. Hugo Chavez ought never to have been elected president. By rights, he ought to be growing old in a jail cell somewhere. Well, it's been seventeen years, maybe hed be in a half-way house by now. As an army officer in 1992, he led a military revolt against the legal, constitutional government of Venezuela, and attempted to overthrow the democratically elected president of the time, Carlos Andres Perez. He gambled that once the shooting started, the minister of defense and the rest of...
  • Internal resistance begins in Honduras

    07/20/2009 9:54:37 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies · 549+ views
    El Heraldo de Honduras ^ | July 20, 2009
    MANAGUA, NICARAGUA -- While the second round of dialogue (regarding Honduras) ended without an accord in Costa Rica, the deposed president of Honduras, Manual Zelaya, announced he has begun organizing resistance to the new Honduran government after the failure of negotiations in San Joe, while the mediator of the crisis (Oscar Arias) asked for more time to avoid a civil war in Honduras. "As of now, we have begun to do everything to organize the internal resistance so I can return to the county," Zelaya said in a press conference in Managua. The former president made these declaration just hours...
  • Nicaragua's leftist president calls for re-election

    07/19/2009 6:32:28 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 20 replies · 681+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 19, 2009
    MANAGUA, July 19 (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former guerrilla fighter, said on Sunday his country should extend presidential term limits after neighboring Honduras toppled its leftist president in a coup over the same issue. Ortega, a U.S. foe during the Cold War, first ruled Nicaragua after taking power in a 1979 Marxist revolution.
  • Edn Pastora threatened to attack Honduras

    07/18/2009 7:32:14 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 20 replies · 1,051+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 18/07/2009 | redaccion@elheraldo.hn
    Edn Pastora threatened to attack Honduras According to the former military, the Honduran conflict could only be resolved by guns. 18.07.09 - Updated: 18.07.09 06:56 pm - Writing: redaccion@elheraldo.hn Tegucigalpa, Honduras . Former Nicaraguan guerrilla Eden Pastora, threatened to take up arms if there is no agreement in Costa Rica on the return of Manuel Zelaya as president. Pastora, a former Sandinista commander, is known for having led the command that took the National Palace, in the late 70s, during the Somoza dictatorship. See the biography of Eden Pastora According to El Universal of Venezuela, "Commander Zero," he told the...
  • The Post Submits Its 2009 Entry for Worst Investigative Reporting

    07/15/2009 10:16:30 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 768+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 14 | Todd Bensman
    Suddenly, size matters. Thats the central conclusion of a lengthy Washington Post article Monday that sought to assess the national security implications of Irans 2007 move into leftist Sandinista President Daniel Ortegas Nicaragua. The newspapers badly belated first weigh-in on the Islamic Republics most northern presence in the Americas wound up fixating on a curious detail: the physical size of the Iranian embassy there. Was it a huge mega-embassy, as some U.S. officials have said? A smallish embassy? Something mid-range but perhaps aspiring to be architecturally grandiose? The Posts writers, offering no basis for such a wacky thesis, seem to...
  • Dems backing away from Zelaya?

    07/11/2009 2:33:48 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies · 1,667+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 11, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    The Obama administration jumped quickly into the fray over the removal and expulsion of president Manuel Zelaya from Honduras, calling the action a coup and demanding his reinstatement. Fellow Democrats in Congress followed suit, but The Hill reports that they may be changing their minds. Suddenly, they have begun acknowledging the crimes Zelaya committed and stopped calling for his return to office: Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chairman of a key House subcommittee with jurisdiction over Honduras, roundly criticized both factions at a Friday hearing. But he also stopped short of calling for Zelayas immediate reinstatement, which hed done in previous...
  • Wrong-turn Obama: Honduras is an emblematic case

    07/05/2009 3:22:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2009 | Oliver North
    It took the Obama administration less than eight hours to side with Cuba's Fidel Castro, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega over the ouster of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras. As we have come to expect, Mr. Obama got it wrong again, but this time, nobody noticed. The U.S. news media, preoccupied with the sudden demise of Michael Jackson, ignored the event in Central America. For those who care about things more important than the passing of a "pop music legend," here's the rest of the story: Manuel Zelaya, a wealthy rancher and agribusiness executive but self-described "poor farmer," won...
  • Honduras says Nicaragua has troops moving on border

    07/05/2009 1:38:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 210 replies · 10,856+ views
    Honduras says Nicaragua has troops moving on border 05 Jul 2009 20:20:26 GMT Source: Reuters TEGUCIGALPA, July 5 (Reuters) - Honduras' interim President Roberto Micheletti said on Sunday Nicaraguan troops were moving to the mutual frontier and urged Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to respect Honduran sovereignty. He gave no further details about troop movements in Nicaragua which shares a border with Honduras to the southeast of the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.
  • Dancing to a new tune in Latin America

    06/30/2009 3:06:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 572+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2009 | Douglas O'Brien
    Standing unified with his amigo Hugo Chavez, President Obama appears ready to engage in a spirited defense of another leftist head of state, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was tossed out of power and out of the country over the weekend. While it took days for Obama to pass judgment on events following Iran's presidential election, he swiftly expressed "deepest concern" over Zelaya's ouster at the hand of the Honduran government. A few hours after the ouster, Obama called on leaders in Tegucigalpa to "respect democratic norms," which would seem to be a call to restore Zelaya to power. There...
  • Michael Ramirez Cartoon ( Castro,Chavez,Ortega,Obama )

    06/30/2009 10:20:18 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 2,392+ views
    ibd.com ^ | June 30, 2009 | Michael Ramirez
    Cannot post. Click on the link.
  • Obama stands with Castro, Chavez and Ortega

    06/29/2009 12:46:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 1,022+ views
    Powerline ^ | 6/29/09 | Scott Johnson
    In condemning the removal of Honduran President Mel Zelayaya by the Honduran military, Pesident Obama stands shoulder to shoulder with the Fidel Castro and his thug epigones Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega. Zelaya sought to conduct an illegal referendum to extend his rule. The Honduran military has sought to enforce the rule of law by providing for Zelaya's departure from the scene. Mary Anastasia Grady explains: Yesterday the Central American country was being pressured to restore the authoritarian Mr. Zelaya by the likes of Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Hugo himself. The Organization of American States,...
  • How Many Degrees of Separation? (Ahmadinejad, Ortega, Chavez, Obama)

    04/22/2009 4:53:33 PM PDT · by opineapple · 6 replies · 314+ views
  • Chavez critic surfaces in Peru (You really showed em Barry!)

    04/21/2009 2:27:59 PM PDT · by milwguy · 5 replies · 303+ views
    bbc ^ | 4/20/2009 | Matthew Walter
    One of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, who is facing a corruption trial in his own country, has arrived in Peru, Peruvian officials say. Manuel Rosales, who ran against President Hugo Chavez in the 2006 presidential poll, has said the charges against him are politically motivated. He had been in hiding since charges were filed last month. Peruvian officials said Mr Rosales was in Lima as a tourist and had so far not requested asylum. Mr Rosales, who is mayor of Venezuela's second biggest city, Maracaibo, is facing multi-million-dollar corruption charges relating to his time as the governor of Zulia state.
  • Obamas Narcissism

    04/21/2009 12:10:21 PM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 574+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | April 21, 2009 | Thomas F. Roeser
    After he sat listening to a 52-minute tirade about America the Fascist Imperialist tyranny, a droll Barack Obama told the media that the rant by Nicaraguas Daniel C. Ortega wasnt about me. No, it wasnt. It was about America which evidently didnt concern the narcissistic U. S. president since it involved John F. Kennedy, not he. And it did not occur to him to defend America since he himself wasnt named: thus the narcissism. Also the lack of patriotism. Criticism about Obama back here has centered on his spinelessness and unwillingness to defend his country from attack. Yes, thats part...
  • PRUDEN: The insults were only for America

    04/21/2009 7:41:05 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 2,025+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2009 | Wesley Pruden
    The president's critics ought to lighten up. We should give him credit for not knowing any better. (He was "finished" and "polished" at Harvard, after all.) Barack Obama is an accident of history, a street hustler from the South Side of Chicago with the gift of gab who landed on the world stage like a whale beached at the whim of a storm, the wrong man at the right time...The masses...eagerly stepped forward to take the pledge of the cult. This wouldn't be one of Dr. Freud's difficult cases. He was born to a mother obsessed with the pursuit of...
  • BAM'S LATIN LOVERS: PRESIDENT'S HUGS FOR THUGS

    04/21/2009 2:12:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 486+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2009 | Raloh Peters
    MY president went to Trin idad and Tobago, and all I got was this lousy Che Guevara T-shirt. At a Caribbean resort, Obama grinned through a semi-erotic encounter with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, then failed to answer a "strategic rape" charge lodged against America by ex-Sandinista Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua (who knows plenty about rape). Ignoring America's allies in favor of photo ops with anti-American leftists, such as Ecuador's Rafael Correa and Chavez, Obama blamed the United States for Latin America's problems. Whoa! Plenty of US policies toward Latin America have been misguided and myopic. But the primary causes of...
  • Video-Daniel Ortega Compares U.S. Border Fence With Mexico To Racial Segregation

    04/19/2009 4:35:43 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 7 replies · 1,259+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/19/09 | Talkradio03
    Daniel Ortega at the Summit had a 50 minutes anti American rant, this, a portion of that speech translated, from the CNN.com webcast. Obama didn't respond to this, being previously made comfortable from sitting in Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years, probably felt right at home..
  • No consensus reached at Americas summit (Obama inflected with NPD)

    04/19/2009 2:02:06 PM PDT · by milwguy · 8 replies · 558+ views
    abc news ^ | 4/19/2009 | abc
    A summit meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Trinidad has ended without a consensus on a final declaration. Thirty-four countries spent two days in talks on the issues facing the continent, but were unable to agree on a clear statement. In a positive outcome, the United States and Venezuela agreed to work towards improving their frosty relationship. US President Barack Obama says he feels that many countries in the Americas want a more constructive relationship with the United States. "I do not see eye to eye with every regional leader on every regional issue and I do not...
  • Obama extends hands to Chavez, Ortega at summit

    04/18/2009 10:29:41 PM PDT · by GodfearingTexan · 5 replies · 404+ views
    AP ^ | MARK S. SMITH
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad President Barack Obama offered a spirit of cooperation to America's hemispheric neighbors at a summit Saturday, listening to complaints about past U.S. meddling and even reaching out to Venezuela's leftist leader.
  • Obama forgets his birthday?

    04/19/2009 3:13:27 AM PDT · by usar91B · 49 replies · 1,643+ views
    Fox ^ | April 18, 2009 | Major Garrett
    Ortega denounced the U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's new Communist government in Cuba in 1961, a history of US racism and what he called suffocating U.S. economic policies in the region. In his 17-minute address to the summit, Obama departed from his prepared remarks to mildly rebuke Ortega. "To move forward, we cannot let ourselves be prisoners of past disagreements. I'm grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old. Too often, an opportunity to build a fresh partnership of the Americas has been undermined by stale debates. We've all...