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  • Trump Administration to Designate Cuba a State Sponsor of Terror

    01/11/2021 8:36:11 AM PST · by Navy Patriot
    Newssmacks ^ | January 11, 2021
    The Trump administration will place Cuba back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, according to two senior State Department officials, reversing an Obama-era decision and making it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to quickly revive diplomatic ties with Havana.Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is expected to indicate he’s designating Cuba because the country continues to harbor American fugitives including Joanne Chesimard, convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973, and refuses a Colombian extradition request for National Liberation Army members linked to a 2019 bombing that killed 22.Cuba joins only Syria, Iran and North...
  • Colombian Woman Killed After Beheading Owl on Video

    12/19/2020 12:08:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2020 | Jack Hobbs
    A woman who posted a video of herself beheading an owl on social media was reportedly shot and killed Sunday by two assailants outside her home in Colombia. Mileydis Aldana, whom the internet dubbed “Owl Killer” after she posted the gruesome clip, was killed Sunday when a pair of men on motorcycles opened fire outside her home in Corozal. SNIP She was questioned by police in June after they were made aware of a video showing Aldana decapitating a white barn owl, but she was not charged, the outlet reported.
  • Colombian woman killed after beheading owl on video

    12/18/2020 10:43:54 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/19/20 | Jack hobbs
    A woman who posted a video of herself beheading an owl on social media was reportedly shot and killed Sunday by two assailants outside her home in Colombia. Mileydis Aldana, whom the internet dubbed “Owl Killer” after she posted the gruesome clip, was killed Sunday when a pair of men on motorcycles opened fire outside her home in Corozal. Aldana was leaving her home when the incident occurred, according to the Daily Mail. She was rushed to a local hospital by family members who heard the shots but was pronounced dead on arrival. She was questioned by police in June...
  • Actor John Leguizamo compares Latino support for Trump to ‘roaches for Raid’

    10/17/2020 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Actor John Leguizamo ripped Latinos who support President Trump on Friday, saying that “Latin people for Republicans are like roaches for Raid.” “I just feel like there’s a level of self-hate, or just lack of care for the rest of your Latin brothers and sisters who are in cages, who are being demonized by this president,” Leguizamo, 56, said in an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Maher had asked the Colombia-born, New York-raised entertainer about news reporting that Trump has made some inroads with young Latino men. Leguizamo, who showed up on the show via live stream wearing...
  • A Red Heifer was Accidentally Discovered in Colombia (Watch)

    09/25/2020 1:50:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 68 replies
    israel365news ^ | 9/25/20 | David Sidman
    An ultra-Orthodox Israeli student now living in Colombia said that he spotted a kosher red heifer on Wednesday that would be available immediately upon the coming of the Messiah reports Radio 2000. The man took footage of the animal, and claims that halakhic (Jewish legal) authorities have confirmed that at first glance, it is indeed kosher. The student purchased the cow for an undisclosed but “large” sum of money. Currently, the Temple Institute who approved its purchase is waiting to ensure that she doesn’t grow any white or black hairs. If it doesn’t it will be officially declared a red...
  • <h2>Designating Hezbollah as a terrorist group is a legal tool

    08/04/2020 3:10:28 AM PDT · by Marinario · 2 replies
    SecureFreeSociety ^ | Jan.21.2020
    Designating Hezbollah as a terrorist group is a legal tool On the heels of the Third Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference in Bogota, noted journalist Jana Beris from Colombia’s daily newspaper El Tiempo conducted an extensive interview with SFS Executive Director Joseph Humire on the implications of the recent terrorist designation of Hezbollah (and other Islamist terrorist organizations) by the Duque government in Colombia.  The following is an unofficial translation of the interview: JosephHumire, one of the foremost experts on Hezbollah and Iran in Latin America,doesn’t have any doubt: designating Hezbollah as a foreign terroristorganization isn’t just a political show—it’s a legal...
  • Iran, Turkey, and Venezuela's Super Facilitator: Who Is Alex Saab?

    07/14/2020 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Marinario · 21 replies
    SecureFreeSociety ^ | June 30, 2020 |  Joseph M. Humire
    Iran, Turkey, and Venezuela's Super Facilitator: Who Is Slex Saab? On June 12, Alex Nain Saab Morán, a Colombian businessman of Lebanese  descent, was arrested at Amílcar Cabral International airport in Cape Verde. This was a huge blow to the Maduro regime’s illicit networks, as Saab is a key facilitator, involved in alleged corrupt dealings and money laundering in Venezuela since 2004.  His arrest was made after years of investigations on behalf of the U.S. and Colombia to uncover a myriad of shell companies that Saab; his business partner, Alvaro Pulido Vargas; and family members set up. Considered a fugitive in Colombia,...
  • Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before European arrival, genetic study finds

    07/08/2020 9:31:46 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 52 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 8, 2020 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Through deep genetic analyses, Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators have found conclusive scientific evidence of contact between ancient Polynesians and Native Americans from the region that is now Colombia—something that's been hotly contested in the historic and archaeological world for decades. (snip) Before the study brought scientific evidence to the debate, the idea that Native Americans and Polynesians had crossed paths originated from a complex—both in its structure and origins—carbohydrate: the sweet potato. It turns out the sweet potato, which was originally domesticated in South and Central America, has also been known to grow in one other place prior...
  • Venezuela seizes empty Colombian combat boats days after failed invasion plot

    05/10/2020 6:48:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | 10 May 2020 | venezuela
    Caracas has accused Colombia and US of plotting to overthrow president Maduro; says military found abandoned vessels in Orinoco river Venezuela’s military says it has seized three abandoned Colombian light combat vessels that soldiers found while patrolling the Orinoco river on Saturday, several days after the government accused its neighbour of aiding a failed invasion plot. In a statement, the defence ministry said the boats were equipped with machine guns and ammunition, but had no crew, adding they were discovered as part of a nationwide operation to guarantee Venezuela’s “freedom and sovereignty”. According to a preliminary investigation the boats were...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 3/30/2020

    03/30/2020 6:51:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Republican governors issue orders to stay home giving them a new and different name but first.... "We discussed with each other whether our rights can be taken by an order from a governor or an agency, and if they can be, what good are our rights?" Ammon Bundy spoke those words Friday following a Thursday night meeting in Emmett, Idaho in response to the "stay at home" order issued by Idaho's Republican Governor Brad Little.... In Iraq the United States has deployed two Patriot missile batteries and is expected to eventually deploy at least four.... The Saudi-led coalition staging air...
  • Feds charge Venezuelan President Maduro, other top officials with narco-terrorism

    03/26/2020 7:49:17 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | ANTONIO MARIA DELGADO AND JAY WEAVER
    In a stunning announcement amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department plans to announce Thursday that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other government officials have been charged with turning Venezuela into a narco-state by collaborating with a leftist Colombian guerrilla group that exported tons of cocaine to the United States. An indictment, to be unveiled at a “virtual” news conference in Washington, D.C., accuses Maduro and other top officials in his socialist regime of conspiring with the U.S.-designated terrorist group known as the FARC so that Venezuela could be used for narcotics shipments to finance a long-running civil war against...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 3/22/2020

    03/22/2020 9:32:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The coronavirus news later but first.... In Colombia tonight at least 23 reported dead, others injured in a prison riot. 83 were also injured in what is being called an attempted breakout from the La Modelo prison in the capital city of Bogota.... "If it doesn't take steps to hold accountable those responsible for the attacks on coalition forces, which are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government, the US will be forced to continue to protect our forces proactively" US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker held a conference call with the media on...
  • Colombia high court upholds abortion restrictions

    03/02/2020 11:08:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.03.2020 | jcg/stb (dpa, Reuters)
    Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled on Monday to maintain the status quo on the country’s abortion law, which allows a pregnancy to be terminated under three specific situations. The decision ended weeks of debate about whether to expand abortion rights in the Latin American nation. Abortion is illegal in Colombia, but the procedure can be performed in case of rape or incest, if there are fatal fetal abnormalities, or if the pregnancy endangers the mother’s physical or mental health. These exceptions have been in place since 2006. The court’s ruling came in response to a legal challenge that sought to reinstate...
  • Three al-Qaeda jihadis caught trying to enter the US with Colombian passports

    01/26/2020 1:35:54 PM PST · by gattaca · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 24, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    But remember: anyone who says that the immigration issue involves national security is a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.” “Three al-Qaeda terrorists caught trying to enter US with Colombian passports,” by Steve Balestrieri, SOFREP, January 24, 2020: Three members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group were stopped and apprehended trying to fly into Dallas while using passports from Colombia. The three entered Colombia via Venezuela. The three al-Qaeda members who are from Syria, entered Colombia in La Guajira, in northeast Colombia. The three men were able to obtain actual passports as they had documentation experts located in the country. The RCN channel was...
  • Colombia protests: Troops stay on streets as unrest continues

    11/24/2019 5:06:39 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/23/19 | bbc staff
    Colombia's President Iván Duque has said security forces will remain on the streets to maintain order, as protests continued for a third day. The anti-government demonstrations erupted on Thursday, when more than 250,000 marched in a national strike. They started peacefully but clashes between protesters and police have since broken out, and there have been reports of vandalism and looting. Mr Duque said troops would carry out joint patrols with police. "We express the total and absolute rejection of all Colombians for the vandalism, for the terrorism, for the looting," Mr Duque told reporters on Saturday. At least three people...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Its Cliven Bundy Versus Karl Marx Not...

    11/24/2019 3:47:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    There;s a lot of America's heartland that's been gutted out by the forces of Big Government and Big Business but some Americans still have that good vision for the farmlands and ranch lands of our country under federal government control. The Republicans moving the Bureau of Land Management office to Grand Junction, Colorado doesn't change the principle of federal control that strangles the use of the land and put people like Dwight and Steven Hammond in jail. When Ammon Bundy brought his peaceful protest..... In our world today much rage obviously in the spirit of anarchy and Marxism-Leninism manifesting itself...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/22/2019 Newsdump Friday

    11/22/2019 10:00:52 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A curfew imposed in he capital city of Colombia Bogota as anti-government protests swept the city Friday.... "A perfect storm of screw ups" That's Attorney General William Barr's assessment of the events surrounding the death of convicted sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein..... Prince Andrew's private secretary Amanda Thirsk moving to a new position..... The leaking is underway ahead of the Justice Department Inspector General's report coming out December 9th... President Trump bringing together the e-cigarette industry and anti-vaping forces at the White House today.... New testing of Russia's nuclear powered cruise missile is set to be held...
  • Passing over US, Bolivia nearly doubles land slated for coca plantation

    03/10/2017 10:07:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 9, 2017 | By Martin Arostegui
    On Wednesday, President Evo Morales, a former coca grower, signed the bill into law allowing farmers to plant up to 54,000 acres in coca — up from 29,000 under the previous legislation. Bolivia is the world’s third largest cocaine producer after Colombia and Peru. Once the new law goes in effect, Morales’ government has said it wants to “industrialize” the added production, but analysts and critics fear it will be diverted to cocaine production. Opposition lawmakers are planning to sue to block the law, calling it unconstitutional because it breaches international treaties. They said it would turn Bolivia into a...
  • Venezuela's Chavez worked with Marxist guerrillas to inundate US with cocaine

    09/16/2019 10:05:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/19 | Rafael Berna
    The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in the mid-2000s attempted to coordinate with Colombian guerrillas to flood the United States with cocaine, according to federal prosecutors' documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal. According to the documents, former Venezuelan Supreme Court Magistrate Eladio Aponte took part in a meeting where Chávez in 2005 convened his closest advisers to draw up plans to ship cocaine to the United States with the help of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). SNIP “During the meeting, Chávez urged the group, in substance and in part, to promote his policy objectives, including to combat...
  • ‘Mafia state’: How Venezuela became ‘worse than a narco state'

    07/11/2019 8:26:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07 10 2019 | Kristin Myers
    Thanks to oil, Venezuela was once the wealthiest country in the region — before becoming the continent’s poorest, ravaged by corruption and feckless economic policy. And amid the economic decline, high-ranking government officials became conspicuously wealthy. But how? According to U.S. indictments, former government officials, and regional experts, officials linked to the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah and members of Maduro’s government built a massive drug syndicate — while most of the country increasingly struggled to find food to eat, or medicine to care for the sick. “Venezuela was a narco state several years ago, but it has become darker and...