Free Republic 4th Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,587
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: venezuela

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Carlos Valero: New wave of migrants could reach 5.5 million by the end of 2020 (Venezuela)

    10/18/2020 9:30:35 AM PDT · by xomething · 2 replies
    descifrado ^ | 10/17/2020 | Elaine Alvarado
    The parliamentarian also denounced the theft and mistreatment that migrants are suffering by the police and military A new wave of Venezuelan migrants to Colombia and other countries in the region could reach 5.5 million before the end of the year, according to Carlos Valero, a deputy and member of the Foreign Policy Commission of the AN. He stressed that today and despite the pandemic, many Venezuelans move on foot or hitchhiking from different regions of the country towards the border, fleeing the economic and social crisis that exists in Venezuela. "We remind these Venezuelans that the economic, health and...
  • Trump on the right side of history in confronting Latin America’s dictators......

    10/15/2020 8:40:22 PM PDT · by caww · 1 replies
    .miamiherald ^ | 10/14/2020 | BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART
    The brutal regimes in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua pose a grave threat to our country’s national security interests. We must continue to consistently deny funds to these regimes, which work together to oppress their people, wreak havoc in our hemisphere and oppose U.S. interests. The Trump administration has responded effectively to this reality, marginalizing these intertwined dictatorships while supporting humanitarian and pro-democracy efforts for the populations they oppress. These dictatorships maintain ties with U.S. adversaries, pariah states, and terrorist organizations including Russia, Communist China, Iran and the FARC and ELN in Colombia. These regimes’ tentacles also extend well beyond their...
  • 1,563-Word NYT Venezuela Oil Crash Essay Didn’t Mention Socialism Once

    10/08/2020 2:30:50 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/8/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Leave it to The New York Times (The Times) to publish a 1,000-plus-word story on the failed state of Venezuela’s collapsing oil sector without saying anything about socialism. In the story headlined “Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era,” The Times blamed America and made it appear that the Venezuelan oil sector was imploding due simply to “gross mismanagement.” “Venezuela’s colossal oil sector, which shaped the country and the international energy market for a century, has come to a near halt, with production reduced to a trickle by years of gross mismanagement and American sanctions,” The...
  • Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

    10/07/2020 7:56:14 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2020 | Sheyla Urdaneta, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Isayen HerreraPhotographs by Adriana Loureiro Fernandez
    For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela. Wells that once tapped the world’s largest crude reserves are abandoned or left to flare toxic gases that cast an orange glow over depressed oil towns. Refineries that once processed oil for export are rusting hulks, leaking crude that blackens shorelines and coats the water in an oily sheen. Fuel shortages have brought the country to a standstill. At gas stations, lines go on for miles. Venezuela’s colossal oil sector, which shaped the country and the international energy market for a century, has come...
  • Democrats’ Socialist Lurch Will Hurt Them In Florida For Years To Come.

    10/05/2020 10:54:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Florida's Hispanic voters are fleeing the Democratic Party and there's little indication that the trend might reverse post-2020. MIAMI, Fla. — Democrats are on track to lose Florida in November, and there’s little indication that the Sunshine State will turn reliably bluefor the foreseeable future.As of this writing, RealClearPolitics’ latest aggregate of Florida polls shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by about two points, well within the margin of error for most polls. This time four years ago, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was up by three points and still lost the state’s 29 critical...
  • Venezuela’s Food Chain Is Breaking, and Millions Go Hungry

    10/03/2020 4:12:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/01/20 | John Otis
    Ana Nuñez, a 62-year-old retired municipal worker in western Venezuela, says her meals often consist of just a few corn-flour pancakes, known as arepas. Even when she has money to buy groceries in the city of Maracaibo’s teeming flea market, she said that “instead of quality food they sell garbage, like animal hides and rotten cheese.” A widespread scarcity of gasoline is the latest blow to domestic food production in Venezuela, preventing goods from getting to market and farmers from filling up their tractors. Food production in this oil-rich nation, led by its socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, had already been...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version "Venezuela World" In COVID-19 Tyranny Even Ohio We Are Gitmo Prisoners

    09/26/2020 7:51:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Starting off the music some women I was infatuated with in my fantasy world back in my youth and the reality slap to the face of my vanity and ego from the late great Jim Croce a short life with some great music left behind.... I fantasized that I was someone much greater than myself to deal with reality through decades of my life and wanting to be someone big can lead to something awful. A convicted killed said this when he appeared before a parole board last month.... "I assassinated him....because he was very, very, very famous and that's...
  • Supertanker of Venezuela sailing under Russian flag

    09/20/2020 9:09:41 PM PDT · by NachOsten · 15 replies
    news.ru ^ | 11:59, 18 September 2020 | news.ru
    The biggest tanker in Venezuela, Ayacucho, has changed its name to Maximo Gorki and has been sailing under the Russian flag since June, Equasis reports. This is a vessel with a deadweight of 320,800 tons, that is, of the VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) class. It holds 2 million barrels of oil. The tanker was built by China’s Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. In 2013, Venezuela’s state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) inaugurated the new supertanker. Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez then said that ‘this is the aircraft carrier of the Fatherland, of sovereignty.’ Of more than 800...
  • Trump's Supreme Court frontrunners: A mother of seven who adopted two children from Haiti and belongs to a Christian sect that inspired The Handmaid's Tale - and a Cuban American whose father was stopped from becoming a lawyer by Castro

    09/19/2020 11:11:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 243 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20 2020
    President Donald Trump's announced Saturday night that the Supreme Court nominee he plans to announce next week to fill the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be a woman, spotlighting two conservative women as his potential pick. During a campaign rally in North Carolina, Trump declared 'I will be putting forth a nominee this week, it will be a woman', later adding his pick would be a 'very talented, very brilliant woman' because 'I like women more than I like men'. As he left the White House for the rally, the president identified two women as front runners: Amy...
  • Jeffrey Goldberg Shudders That Trump’s Actions 'Create a Sense of Horror'—But He Praised Fidel Castro as 'The Great Man'

    09/12/2020 4:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “Horror is the right word…among people in the national security complex there is a sense of horror about the way he (President Trump) acts, behaves and talks. So I fully expect much more reporting to come out on this.” (Jeffrey Goldberg, CNN, September 6.)  “I was also anxious to meet the great man…a close reading of the human rights literature suggests to me that the leadership of Cuba is not morally comparable to the leadership of Zimbabwe, Burma, Iran, Syria, Libya, North Korea, Eritrea, Venezuela….I judge his (Fidel Castro’s) revolution against what it replaced, namely, the thugocracy of Batista, who...
  • Venezuela Is Tearing Apart Oil Pipelines to Sell as Scrap Metal

    09/11/2020 11:41:07 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 42 replies
    Bloomberg via Yahoo Snooze ^ | 9/11/20 | Fabiola Zerpa and Peter Millard
    Venezuela’s capacity to produce some much-needed gasoline and diesel of its own hinges on a single oil play. To tap it, the Nicolas Maduro regime is willing to cannibalize the country’s crumbling energy infrastructure to pay contractors with scrap metal. Unlike the tar-like crude from Venezuela’s Orinoco region, the light oil from Monagas state is the only kind that’s easy to process into fuel at the country’s aging refineries. It’s also the only area where production doesn’t require the help of sanction-wary partners. So, with the U.S. considering further steps to curb the country’s fuel imports, cash-strapped state producer Petroleos...
  • Venezuela's Valdez: Oil spill covers a national park beach black, and where are the global environmentalists?

    09/07/2020 6:40:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/07/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Venezuela is in the midst of a massive oil spill covering a pristine national park, in what's the world's second-biggest oil spill of 2020 and nobody's saying a thing. The pristine Morrocoy national park in western Venezuela will likely take 50 years to recover. Here's what the news was last August 12, from a Canadian news agency, and there's been little said since: An oil spill in Venezuela has coated a stretch of the crisis-wracked nation’s Caribbean coastline, treasured for its white sand beaches, clusters of small islands and wildlife. Fisherman and locals living around Morrocoy National Park began reporting oil washing ashore last...
  • Trump tries out new nickname: 'Joe Hiden'

    09/05/2020 9:19:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/3/2020 | Morgan Phillips
    “Can you believe what’s happening!?” Trump tweeted Wednesday, with a link to a Breitbart article. “They give Joe Hiden’ the questions, and he reads them an answer!” In the story, the Trump campaign accuses Joe Biden of accidentally reading an instructional note from a teleprompter as he answered questions in an interview. In an interview set to air Sunday with NBC 6 anchor Jackie Nespral, Biden discussed Latin American diplomacy, bashing Trump’s policy in Venezuela, before reading the “topline message.”
  • As a Young Senator, Biden Supported Keeping ‘Boat People’ Out of the U.S.

    08/31/2020 8:01:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 31, 2020 | Jack Beyrer
    As a freshman senator in 1975, Joe Biden joined Sen. Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.) in opposing legislation allowing 130,000 Vietnam War refugees asylum in the United States, including thousands of children. President Gerald Ford proposed a Vietnam refugee relief program that would settle thousands of Vietnamese and Cambodian families in the United States. The bill was met with resistance from a Democratic majority in Congress. Sen. Byrd cited fear of admitting "undesirables" such as "barmaids, prostitutes, and criminals" to the country. Biden also took issue with Ford's proposal. During a Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,...
  • I heard echoes of Castro, said Cuban American refugee businessman

    08/24/2020 8:58:36 PM PDT · by AZJeep · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 24, 2020 | Frances Martel
    See the link. I’m speaking to you today because I’ve seen people like this before. I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before and I’m here to tell you, we cannot let them take over our country,” Álvarez asserted, referring both to Democrat Party presidential nominee Joe Biden and to the socialist faction of the party that largely supported rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “I know all about the past — I’ll never forget my own. My family has fled totalitarianism and communism. And more than once. First, my dad from Spain, then from Cuba,” Álvarez...
  • Hungry New Yorkers form quarter-mile line for free food in Queens

    08/23/2020 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/2/20 | Melanie Gray and Georgett Roberts
    The line stretched a quarter-mile before the sun was barely up Saturday, snaking around corners like bread lines in the 1930s. But the hungry in Queens are today’s New Yorkers, left jobless by the coronavirus. Until the pandemic struck the city, La Jornada food pantry used to hand out groceries to roughly 1,000 families a week. Now, the number tops 10,000. And volunteers serve lunch every day to 1,000 — many of them kids with growling stomachs. Across the five boroughs, the hungry is in the hundreds of thousands, the Food Bank of New York estimates. “It reminds me of...
  • Venezuela's foreign minister says Canada causing his country's collapse to 'take control' of its wealth

    08/22/2020 5:06:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | August 21, 2020 | Ryan Tumilty
    Venezuela is staggering in the face of a years-long power struggle, food shortages, hyper-inflation and an exodus of its citizens. The country’s foreign minister says, Blame Canada. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza is part of Nicolas Maduro’s government, which most Western countries no longer recognize, but it does still control most of the country’s institutions. He was speaking through Zoom to a Canadian audience on Thursday, in an event organized by the left-leaning Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. Canada and most other Western nations have backed Juan Guaidó, a former member of the country’s national assembly who declared himself the interim president...
  • The War on Landlords Has Begun

    08/20/2020 8:29:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Mises Institute. ^ | 08/17/2020 | Zachary Yost
    As the widening gyre that that is 2020 continues to turn, it seems that every day some new disastrous and ill-thought-out proposal is made or policy implemented. ... The idea of abolishing rent is not new, but until now it has never really been considered anything but a nutty pipe dream. ... One of the most high-profile leaders of the cancel rent movement is Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who introduced legislation in April that basically amounts to nothing other than government extortion of landlords. ... Attempting to collect rent or reporting the nonpayment of rent to credit agencies results in...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 8/19/2020

    08/19/2020 7:55:25 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/19/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The John Durham investigation into the origins of the Justice Department's probe of alleged Russian collusion involving President Trump and his 2016 campaign leading to a guilty plea in Washington DC today..... A pro-Syrian government grouo claiming responsibility for a rocket attack on a US military base in the eastern part of the country...... The Prime Minister of the Bahamas backing down from a seven day complete lockdown of New Providence, the country's most populous island where the capital city of Nassau is located..... The "Conservative' Prime Minister of Australia a close ally of President Trump and the United States,...
  • Nicaraguan Government Defies Church on Celebration of Religious Festival

    08/17/2020 6:56:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/17/20 | Ines San Martin
    ROSARIO, Argentina – As Nicaragua celebrated the “small” version of its famous Marian festival La Gritería on Saturday, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church and the government of President Daniel Ortega clashed over the global pandemic: The bishops acknowledge it, the president doesn’t. Every August 15, when the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Nicaragua’s second largest city Leon celebrates La Gritería Chiquita – the small shouting. In the small Gritería, people start shouting the question, Qué causa tanta alegría? (What causes so much happiness?), and others respond with La Asunción de María! (Mary’s Assumption.) [The...