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  • US sanctions Nicaragua officials over 'sham' elections

    11/15/2021 10:03:58 AM PST · by elpadre · 16 replies ^ | November 15, 2021
    Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday announced new sanctions against Nicaragua government officials and the public prosecutor over recent "sham" elections that saw long-time leader Daniel Ortega win a fourth straight presidential term. Advertising The US Treasury "designated the Public Ministry of Nicaragua (the federal public prosecutor's office)... as well as nine officials of the Government of Nicaragua in response to the sham national elections," a statement from the department said. In the months ahead of the November 7 election, Nicaraguan authorities detained nearly 40 opposition figures, including seven would-be presidential challengers, virtually assuring victory for Ortega and...
  • How Florida could save Christmas: Port authority tells cargo vessels waiting to dock in California to divert via Panama Canal to The Sunshine State where there are NO backlogs

    10/21/2021 12:58:14 PM PDT · by DFG · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/2021 | MIchelle Thompson
    A Florida port authority is inviting steamships waiting to dock in California to divert via the Panama Canal to the sunshine state, where there are no backlogs. The Jacksonville Port Authority said it’s the solution to an unprecedented logjam at The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where weeks-long queues are slowing commerce ahead of the year’s busiest shopping season. It’s a sharp contrast from the scene in Jacksonville, which officials said has maintained terminal fluidity – and set a new container volume record - despite market disruptions. Florida ports council president Michael Rubin said they can expedite cargo...
  • $50 billion canal in Nicaragua could allow Chinese submarines to cross from the Atlantic to…

    06/20/2015 9:27:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:15 EST, 19 June 2015 | James Dunn
    A $50 billion canal to be built by a Chinese tycoon in Nicaragua would be deep enough to allow submarines to pass through undetected. Billionaire Wang Jing has spearheaded what is one of the biggest engineering projects in the world and is three times the size of any other canal, yet shipping forecasters don’t anticipate a need for such a route in terms of trading. Many believe that Wang, who has not disclosed who his investors are, may be backed by the Chinese Government who hope to get a foothold in the continent where business has traditionally been dominated by...
  • Biden slams Nicaragua's 'sham elections,' calls Ortegas autocrats

    11/08/2021 2:10:59 AM PST · by RandFan · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/07/21 08:59 PM EST | BY MONIQUE BEALS
    President Joe Biden issued a statement on Sunday slamming Nicaragua's "sham elections," in which President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, are expected to claim victory. In the statement, Biden accused Ortega's government of conducting "a pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic." Biden said the imprisonment of nearly 40 opposition figures and preventing other parties from competing in the election "rigged the outcome well before election day." He also noted that independent media has been shuttered, journalists jailed, and civil society groups bullied. "Long unpopular and now without a democratic...
  • Biden slams Nicaragua's 'sham elections,' calls Ortegas autocrats (Huh?)

    11/07/2021 6:51:21 PM PST · by cba123 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 07, 2021 - 08:59 PM EST | MONIQUE BEALS
    President Joe Biden issued a statement on Sunday slamming Nicaragua's "sham elections," in which President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, are expected to claim victory. In the statement, Biden accused Ortega's government of conducting "a pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic." Biden said the imprisonment of nearly 40 opposition figures and preventing other parties from competing in the election "rigged the outcome well before election day." He also noted that independent media has been shuttered, journalists jailed, and civil society groups bullied.
  • Marxism, Witchcraft, and Midnight Burials in Bernie’s Favorite Socialist Regime-The Sandinistas inspired a generation of Democrats. Where are they now?

    11/01/2021 11:16:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Nov 1, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. In the 80s, the Sandinista Marxist terrorists were hotter than pastel suits and shoulder pads. Sandinista! by The Clash was eating up the music charts and Hollywood celebrities like Ed Asner and Mike Farrell bypassed Cuba for the exciting new socialist nightmare in Nicaragua. When Marxist butcher Daniel Ortega appeared at a New York Athletic Club reception in 1984, CBS' Mike Wallace, Michael Douglas, and the entire media showed up to give the terrorist and his...
  • Russia Says Taiwan is Part of China as Two Powers Further Align Against U.S.

    10/12/2021 3:36:47 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 18 replies
    weaknews via msn ^ | 10/12/2021 | Tom O'Connor
    Russia has unambiguously stated its position that the self-ruling island of Taiwan is a part of the mainland-based People's Republic of China, as strategic partners Moscow and Beijing seek to further align their positions regarding geopolitical issues across the globe. During his visit Tuesday to the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared Moscow's stance on the issue. "Russia, like the overwhelming majority of other countries, considers Taiwan to be part of the People's Republic of China," Lavrov said. "We have proceeded and will proceed from this premise in our foreign policy." Only 14 countries today, along...
  • Nicaragua’s Vice President Calls Priests and Bishops ‘Devils’

    08/18/2021 8:03:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/17/21 | Ines San Martin
    ROME – With virtually no opposition leader left to imprison, the government of Nicaragua has moved on to its one remaining obstacle for securing reelection: The Church. According to Rosario Murillo, the country’s vice president, the bishops and priests of the Catholic Church are the “sons of the devil” who supported the months-long civil uprising that began in April 2018 that left at least 320 dead, thousands wounded, tens of thousands exiled, and deepened the political, social and economic crises in the Central American Country. “It was a diabolical interruption of a few weeks when they wanted to snatch everything...
  • Nicaragua arrests 7th presidential contender in Nov. 7 vote

    07/26/2021 12:04:35 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    ABC News/AP News ^ | 25 Jul 2021 | ABC News/AP News
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Nicaraguan police placed under house arrest a seventh presidential contender on Saturday, meaning that almost all of those who could have challenged President Daniel Ortega in the Nov. 7 elections have now been detained. Opposition leader Noel Vidaurre was placed under police custody at his home on Saturday, as was political commentator Jaime Arellano. Arellano had been called in for questioning regarding a commentary he wrote criticizing an Ortega speech.....
  • Obama-Rhodes Legacy In Shambles as Cubans March Against Communism

    07/13/2021 2:46:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 12, 2021 | Andrew Stiles
    Anti-communist protests in Cuba are threatening to dismantle one of the last vestiges of former president Barack Obama's diplomatic legacy. The unrest has come as a shock to journalists and other Democrats who cheered the Obama administration's efforts to normalize U.S. relations with the communist regime. The controversial initiative, spearheaded by failed novelist Ben Rhodes, culminated in 2016 with Obama's visit to Havana, where he attended a baseball game with Cuban dictator Raúl Castro. The New York Times report on the Cuban protests opens with the following oddly worded passage: Shouting "Freedom" and other anti-government slogans, thousands of Cubans took...
  • Major power outage in Central America cut electricity to some 15 million residents

    07/08/2021 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    SS ^ | 7/8/21 | ss
    A major power outage in Central America cut electricity to some 15 million residents on Wednesday, with the worst impact felt in Honduras and Nicaragua. The two most-affected countries saw power for nearly all residents “practically go down to zero volts,” siad EOR communications head Evelyn Flores. The grid operator said the outage began at 1 p.m. (1900 GMT) but the cause and specific origin of the massive loss of power still being determined. Energy use fell from 8,300 megawatts to just 2,400 megawatts across the region with the exception of Panama and Costa Rica, which were mostly unaffected, EOR...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Monday 6/14/2021 Trump Asks Why PA Republicans Don't Want Election Audit

    06/14/2021 6:51:11 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/14/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    "Why is State Senator Jake Corman of Pennsylvania fighting so hard that there not be a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Scam? Corman is fighting as though he were a Radical Left Democrat, saying that a Forensic Audit of Pennsylvania will not take place. Why is Senator David Argall playing the same game?..." That's part of President Trump's message on social media today via Gab. He's asking why President Pro Tempore of the State Senate here in Pennsylvania, Republican Jake Corman of Centre County, is opposing a forensic audit of last year's election. The same question being asked about...
  • Last Castro of Cuba finally steps down as island gripped by most serious bout of protests in years

    The repressed island nation of 11 million people is at a precarious tipping point, with the economy in tatters and the clamour for personal freedoms growing as more Cubans gain access to the internet. There have been protests, hunger strikes and even clashes with police as an underground opposition movement has increasingly ventured into the open.
  • CNN spoke with uncle of Nicaraguan boy found alone on the southern US border (father denies kid was kidnapped)

    04/15/2021 5:43:29 AM PDT · by Marinario · 10 replies
    CNN-esp-fb ^ | Apr.2021
    CNN spoke with the uncle of the Nicaraguan boy found alone on the southern US border. In Miami, an uncle of the Nicaraguan boy who was found on the southern border of the United States walking alone told CNN that he spoke permanently with his sister during the journey that began on February 7 with her nephew. He said that they were both kidnapped in Mexico, that he paid a ransom for the child and that from that moment on he lost contact with his sister. CNN has not been able to corroborate exactly what happened in the case. Lázaro...
  • The American Left’s Love Affair with FARC & Friends

    01/31/2021 3:10:50 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 29 Jan 2021 | Kevin D Williamson
    FARC, whose leaders are going on trial, is one of the many murderous offshoots of that ‘real socialism’ the Left insists ‘has never been tried.’A special court has been convened in Colombia to try eight leaders of the Marxist-Leninist terrorist outfit known as FARC — Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia — on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges. Perhaps justice will be done upon these eight — will it ever be done for their enablers in the United States and elsewhere?FARC is one of the many murderous offshoots of that “real socialism” that our leftist friends always insist “has...
  • 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...
  • At least 50 explosions in 9 hours at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

    12/02/2020 6:27:00 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    watchersnews ^ | 12/2/20 | Teo Blaskovic
    An uptick in activity has been observed at the Nicaraguan Telica volcano on Monday, November 30, 2020, with low-level ash emission and dozens of explosions at regular rates. Ashfall was reported in nearby communities, including El Panal, Cristo Rey, Los Cocos, and Los Ángeles​. At least 50 explosions were recorded within 9 hours on November 30, with a maximum height of ash between 100 and 400 m (330 - 1 300 feet) above the crater. This is about 1.5 km (5 000 feet) above sea level. "This activity is part of the normal behavior of an active volcano and it...
  • Venezuelan bishop: Isn’t anyone concerned that Iran’s building a ‘strategic’ military base here?

    11/21/2020 8:09:17 AM PST · by yoe · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Until now, the United States certainly has had a concern over Iranian penetration in South America, and not just in Venezuela. One reason why Donald Trump adopted the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran was to curtail its global ambitions against the West, especially in energy-rich areas. Most of the attention from the media fell on the immediate region around Iran, such as the “land bridge” strategy through Syria to the Mediterranean and the encirclement strategy against the Saudis with Hezbollah and the Houthis.However, Iran has long tried a similar diplomatic/economic/political encirclement strategy against the US in South America. They conducted...
  • VP Pence Honors Castro and Che Guevara’s Murder Victims, Obama Honored the Murderers

    10/17/2020 3:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 17, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “It is great to be back in the Sunshine State with so many champions for freedom, just 19 days away from a great victory all across Florida and all across America. But standing here, near the hallowed grounds of Memorial Cubano, it is my great honor, on behalf of our president, to accept the endorsement of these extraordinary heroes of the Cuban exiled community. Thank you so much. I thank you so much for the honor and for the support,” Vice President Pence at the Cuban Memorial, Oct. 15.  Far from honoring communist murder victims, Obama visited Cuba to gift the...
  • 1967: Ernesto “Che” Guevara

    10/09/2020 2:18:04 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 45 replies ^ | October 9, 2008 | Headsman
    As of 1:10 p.m. Bolivia time this date in 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was no longer a man: he was only a god. The Argentinian-born doctor turned Cuban revolutionary icon and the man who wrote the book on guerrilla warfare had put abroad to foment insurgency. His efforts in the Congo foundered; his bid to replicate the Cuban revolution in Bolivia was doing likewise when he was captured. After holding him overnight, the government sent a coded order to execute him in the field. Che had done the same thing with his own hands to several who betrayed the Sierra...