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  • Trump to put 'game changer' pressure on Cuba, says Mario Diaz-Balart.......

    01/21/2019 6:11:31 PM PST · by caww · 33 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Joel Gehrke
    “This is a very, very big deal,” the Florida Republican and Cuban-American said...“I think really good things are coming from this. And so, you can't minimize the impact..... ”President Trump is getting ready to place an unprecedented amount of economic pressure on Cuba’s communism regime and some of the non-U.S. companies that have invested there, according to a leading Republican lawmaker. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signaled that Americans who decades ago had property stolen by Fidel Castro’s regime and sold to other foreign companies may soon be able to sue those companies to recoup their losses. That will...
  • Venezuela quells soldiers’ revolt, top court blasts congress

    01/21/2019 11:29:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    AP ^ | January 21, 2019 | Fabiola Sanchez
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil on Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests and the Supreme Court outlawed the opposition-controlled congress’ defiant new leadership. The mutiny triggered protests in a poor neighborhood just a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela’s presidential palace. It was dispersed with tear gas as residents set fire to a barricade of trash and chanted demands that President Nicolas Maduro leave power. The military said in a statement said that it had recovered all the weapons and captured those involved in what it...
  • U.S. Refiners Rush To Buy Heavy Oil As Trump Looks To Punish Maduro

    01/18/2019 1:48:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-18-2019 | Irina
    Refiners in the United States are stocking up on heavy crude, pushing prices higher, as the Trump administration prepares to slam more punitive measures on Caracas after the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela for a second term after elections considered illegitimate by Washington. Reuters reports that officials from the presidential administration met with oil industry executives to discuss the measures on the table, including the suspension ofrefined product exports to Venezuela or Venezuelan crude oil imports into the United States. Gulf Coast refiners have a limited choice of supplier when it comes to heavy crude. Besides local...
  • How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

    01/17/2019 8:56:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jose Nino
    Is Venezuela paying the price for adopting gun control? The shocking nature of Venezuela’s economic collapse has been covered ad nauseam. However, one aspect of the Venezuelan crisis that does not receive much coverage is the country’s gun control regime. Fox News recently published an excellent article highlighting Venezuelan citizens’ regret over the gun control policies the Venezuelan government has implemented since 2012. Naturally, this regret is warranted. The Venezuelan government is among the most tyrannical in the world, with a proven track record of violating basic civil liberties such as free speech, debasing its national currency, confiscating private property,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/16/2019

    01/16/2019 5:27:02 AM PST · by Spiridon · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/16/2019 | Nextrush
    "A catastrophic failure of leadership @Theresa May. If she has any sense of honor she will resign" That is the tweet of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage in face of Prime Minister Theresa May's huge defeat in the House of Commons..... Al-Shabab Islamic terrorists based in Somalia say they are behind the attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya that killed at least 24 people including one US citizen.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe opposition Pastor Evan Mwarire is under arrest following three days of protest against rising fuel prices..... The Russian Interfax News Agency quotes its sources...
  • Operation Boot Maduro has begun

    01/14/2019 3:36:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monica Showalter
    As I noted yesterday regarding National Security Advisor John Bolton's and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statements, something is going on with Venezuela. Both Bolton and Pompeo told Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro to get the heck out and suggested the U.S. was ready to recognize National Assembly leader Juan Guaido as the country's president. They had perfect grounds for it, because Maduro illegally and unconstitutionally swore himself in to another term after a fraud election and didn't even show up at the right place for his inauguration. The statements coming from the U.S. were unprecedented - evidence of a true...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the voice of an ignorant generation

    01/14/2019 4:17:40 PM PST · by rktman · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | M Knowles
    The majority of American Millennials identify as socialist, according to surveys by both Reason-Rupe and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that just 32 percent of Millennials can define socialism. The frequently-wrong but never-in-doubt freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may indeed be the voice of her ignorant generation. During an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper asked Ocasio-Cortez, “When people hear the word socialism, they think Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela. Is that what you have in mind?” He neglected to mention the vicious socialist regimes of Cambodia, Ethiopia, Poland, Romania, North...
  • Russia will buy Bitcoin to avoid US sanctions, economist claims

    01/14/2019 1:23:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 01/14/2019 | Luke Thompson
    A high-profile Moscow economist has reportedly said the Russian government is looking to invest in Bitcoin next month. Australian crypto news website micky.com claims to have spoken with Vladislav Ginko, a lecturer at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow. “US sanctions may be mitigated only through Bitcoin use,” the site quoted Ginko as saying. “I believe that the Russia [government] will start diversifying its reserves with Bitcoin in February this year when US Congress will introduce… new sanctions against Russia,” he reportedly said. Ginko estimated that the first wave of Russian investment in crypto...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/14/2019

    01/14/2019 5:20:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/14/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning. The third attempt to form a new Swedish government since last September's General Election is underway this week..... The British Prime Minister Theresa May making her final pitch for her controversial Brexit plan considered a sellout to the European Union by those who campaigned for a total separation from the EU when Brexit was approved in the June 2016 referendum..... The leading political party in the polls in France right now, the National Rally led by Marine Le Pen, held a national convention over the weekend to roll out its list of candidates for the European Parliament elections...
  • The Democrats' Sandinista Wing Is Lining Up: NYC Mayor Won't Rule Out 2020 Run

    01/13/2019 3:03:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Well, we knew that the Democratic field in 2020 was going to be crowded. It was going to be filled by everyone. From Julian Castro to Sen. Liz Warren (D-MA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), every so-called up-and-coming Democrats thinks they have a shot to take on President Trump in the next presidential election. It remains to be seen. Gabbard and Castro are lightweights with zero constituencies. Harris has a problem with the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. And Warren won’t be able to appeal to voters who aren’t super liberal and super condescending. Oh, there...
  • Statement from National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton on Venezuela

    01/13/2019 11:49:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    The White House ^ | January 11, 2019 | J:ohn Bolton
    The United States does not recognize Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s illegitimate claim to power. His “election” in May 2018 was viewed internationally as not free, fair or credible.Today, the people of Venezuela are speaking out against Maduro’s illegitimate claim. The Trump Administration resolutely supports the Venezuelan National Assembly, the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people. In particular, we support the courageous decision of the National Assembly President, Juan Guaido, to invoke protections under Venezuela’s constitution and declare that Maduro does not legitimately hold the country’s presidency.We hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for the...
  • Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa flees to US

    01/11/2019 5:43:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | January 7, 2019
    Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa has fled to the US to protest over President Nicolás Maduro's second term in office. Last year's election "was not free and competitive", the former Maduro loyalist told a Florida radio station. And he accused President Maduro of systematically manipulating the affairs of the Supreme Court. In response, the court said Mr Zerpa was fleeing allegations of sexual harassment. Opposition parties boycotted the 2018 vote, calling it a sham. Mr Zerpa had been a crucial ally for Mr Maduro on the court, writing a key legal opinion in 2016 justifying the president's decision to...
  • Will Iran Become the Next Venezuela? Inflation rate "exponential," Economy on Verge of Collapse

    01/11/2019 7:13:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | By Babak Vaziri and Sina Nahavandil
    “Will Iran become the next Venezuela?” Almost every Iranian has faced this question. In truth, Iran has not only become the next Venezuela, but the acceleration of its economic collapse is much higher than that of Venezuela. The economic situations of Venezuela and Iran can be compared by examining the inflation rate and the conversion rate of USD to Bolivars (Venezuela currency) and the inflation rate and conversion rate of Iranian Rials to U.S. Dollars. Almost all of Venezuela’s income is from the oil industry. In 2015, the oil-dependent economy contracted 5.7% and the inflation rate, which was at 57%...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/11/2019

    01/11/2019 2:41:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    As we enter the Friday-Saturday news window when things happen to avoid publicity about them one wonders what might be next in the dispute between President Trump and Democrats over funding a barrier on the southern border.... The Battle of Brexit. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on the attack ahead of next Tuesday's expected vote rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal for withdrawal from the European Union..... To France where a cabinet minister in the government of President Emmanuel Macron says she is looking into foreign power giving support to the Yellow Vests protests..... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talking...
  • Venezuela's defense minister would like socialist dictator Maduro to resign

    01/10/2019 2:27:20 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    In Venezuela, the main thing we hope and watch for is the whole disaster ending. The people are starving. The aid is not getting through. The oil is gone. The cocaine is out of control. The terrorists are running wild. The torture has started. The oil infrastructure is collapsing. The currency is rotten, with inflation in seven digits. The corruption tops Mobutu's. The country is selling itself out like a raddled street whore to hostile powers in exchange for military weapons and foreign troops to base there, and getting itself into deep-dive debt. Millions are fleeing. The neighbors are angry....
  • Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Defects To America, Suggests President Maduro Is A Dictator

    01/08/2019 8:44:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2019 | John Sexton
    If you’ve been following this story for the past year or so this won’t come as much of a shock. A Venezuela Supreme Court Justice named Christian Tyrone Zerpa has fled the country with his wife and children. Zerpa gave an interview to a news outlet in Florida and said he had remained silent about the legitimacy of the last presidential election out of concern for his family but says he can no longer continue to help President Maduro rule the country. From NPR: Zerpa met a reporter in Orlando and told the outlet, “I think the president, Nicolás...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/7/2019

    01/07/2019 5:18:16 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/7/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good morning. The latest from President Trump on the border wall funding talks is that there was a "productive meeting" between his representatives led by Vice-President Mike Pence and the representatives of the Congressional Democrats...... An 18-year old Saudi Arabian woman is holed up in a hotel room at the airport in Bangkok, Thailand resisting efforts to force her back to Kuwait where she says she will be forced back to Saudi Arabia..... The Google translation reads: "Macron you're screwed, chicks are in the street" That was part of the banner held by hundreds of women yellow vests protesters on...
  • Anniversary of a Fake News Classic by The New York Times

    01/05/2019 8:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “One Thousand Killed in 5 days of Fierce Street Fighting!” read a New York Times headline on Jan 4, 1959. The fake news headline dealt with the (utterly bogus) “battle” of Santa Clara in central Cuba where Ernesto “Che” Guevara earned much of his enduring (and totally bogus) martial fame. “Commander Che Guevara appealed to Batista troops for a truce to clear the streets of casualties,” continues the breathless The New York Times article. “Guevara turned the tide in this bloody battle and whipped a Batista force of 3,000 men!”A year later, Che’s own diaries revealed that his forces (which actually numbered...
  • Why Russian Nuclear Bombers are in Venezuela

    01/05/2019 2:26:49 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Time ^ | Dec 2018 | Michael Zennie
    When two of Russia’s most modern, nuclear-capable bombers landed in Venezuela earlier this week, American officials quickly took note. #Russia's government has sent bombers halfway around the world to #Venezuela. The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer. pic.twitter.com/bCBGbGtaHT — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 11, 2018 The arrival of the Tu-160 “White Swan” strategic bombers in Caracas on Monday serves to remind the United States that Russia can still project military might into the Western hemisphere. The Tu-160 bombers were manufactured...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 1/5/2019

    01/05/2019 5:40:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/5/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    In Paris today Act 8 of the Yellow Vests protests coming out of the holiday period with renewed vigor..... Another Friday in Sudan meant another day of protests against that country's government..... A protest set for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home in Jerusalem this evening..... 3 dead and 4 wounded in a shooting incident at a bowling alley in Torrance, California, near Los Angeles..... More meeting and talking at the White House today..... There is no timeline for the US withdrawal from Syria. That's what the US State Department is saying....