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  • US Bishops Disagree with Designation of Cuba as Terrorism Sponsor

    01/15/2021 6:41:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 15, 2021 | CNA
    US Bishops Disagree with Designation of Cuba as Terrorism SponsorIn announcing the designation of Cuba Jan. 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it has provided “support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.”WASHINGTON — The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.The decision was based in part on Cuba’s provision of haven to Colombian rebel leaders and fugitives from US justice, as well as Cuba’s support of Nicolas Maduro, the disputed president of...
  • 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...
  • Venezuela's Maduro Regime to Seize Migrants’ Properties and Jail Opposition Lawmakers (the effort to "radicalize democracy".)

    01/10/2021 5:33:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | 1/10/20 | Carlos Camacho
    CARACAS -- The Maduro-controlled National Assembly will legislate to expropriate houses and farms from Venezuelans that have emigrated as well as to incarcerate opposition lawmakers, the Assembly’s Vice President, Iris Valera, reiterated Wednesday. Venezuela sat two National Assemblies January 5th, one answering to Maduro and backed by the military but rejected by the international community, and another led by Juan Guaido and elected in 2015, but which functions clandestinely, with an expired mandate and that can’t meet in public, even if it controls vast assets outside the country. Valera has been talking up the measures even as Maduro’s Assembly President,...
  • Ana Navarro: Trump ‘Turned America into Venezuela,’ Not Democrats

    01/08/2021 9:24:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08//2021 | Pam Key
    Political commentator Ana Navarro said Friday on ABC’s “The View” that President Donald Trump “turned America into Venezuela.” When asked for her reaction to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Navarro said, “So many different emotions, shock, sadness. Listen, I’ve fled communism. I’ve seen this before. I never thought I would see it in the United States of America. I was so struck by the irony that pro-Trump Americans have spent months telling us that Democrats would turn America into Venezuela. Instead, it is Donald Trump that turned America into Venezuela, a place where dictators try to perpetuate...
  • Chevron: We call for the peaceful transition of the U.S. government. ... We look forward to engaging with President-Elect Biden and his administration to move the nation forward.

    01/06/2021 7:19:20 PM PST · by rintintin · 40 replies
    Chevron ^ | Jan 6 2021 | Chevron
    Chevron @Chevron We call for the peaceful transition of the U.S. government. The violence in Washington, D.C. tarnishes a two-century tradition of respect for the rule of law. We look forward to engaging with President-Elect Biden and his administration to move the nation forward.
  • It was known in 2010 that Dominion was linked to Venezuela and has long been capable of rigging elections: VoterAction letter

    12/29/2020 5:46:47 PM PST · by malach
    Natural News via NOQ Report ^ | 12.29.20 | Natural News
    A leak in the French media suggested the rebuilding of the interior of the cathedral is tilting towards a more contemporary style, but the Archdiocese of Paris insists no decision will be made before the end of March.PARIS, France — Six months after the end of a long and fierce controversy surrounding the terms for the rebuilding of the roof and spire of Notre-Dame, a new national outcry has erupted after part of the rebuilding project for the interior of the monument, severely damaged by the 2019 blaze, was leaked to the press. Indeed, according to an article by Le...
  • United Nations follows Pope Francis's lead in declaring international day

    12/26/2020 6:29:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Aleteia ^ | December 25, 2020 | John Burger
    United Nations follows Pope Francis's lead in declaring international dayWith unanimous vote in the General Assembly, February 4 becomes the International Day of Human Fraternity.The United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to designate February 4 — the anniversary of the signing of the “Document for Human Fraternity” by Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb — as the “International Day of Human Fraternity.”The General Assembly voted Tuesday and invited Member States and the United Nations system to include this celebration in their calendar beginning in 2021.Supported by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Burkina Faso and...
  • Martel: World Prepares for Return of Obama-Era Chaos Under Biden

    12/25/2020 7:43:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2020 | FRANCES MARTEL
    President-elect Joe Biden has made clear in his staffing plans and public remarks that he intends to return America to many of the foreign policy positions championed by his former boss, President Barack Obama. While American mainstream media has largely cheered this – and glowered at President Donald Trump for defending his achievements by making regression more difficult under Biden – many of America’s allies, and some of its foes, around the world are making moves suggesting they expect a full return to the state of global affairs in 2016. The Obama administration’s foreign policy was defined by the tension...
  • Venezuela opposition lawmakers go into survival mode after election boycott (over fraud)

    12/23/2020 12:27:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/22/20 | Brian Ellsworth
    CARACAS (Reuters) - The hush over Venezuela’s parliament at the start of proceedings last week was broken by background noise that would last throughout the session - the clatter of construction equipment remodeling the park where the legislature had convened. The Caracas park is among the few places opposition lawmakers can meet without being harassed by President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which not only banned them from congressional headquarters but pushed dozens of lawmakers into exile. The opposition legislators’ terms expire in two weeks and a new congress will convene after Maduro allies swept a Dec. 6 parliament vote boycotted by...
  • The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media (Dominion/Smartmatic Lawsuit)

    12/21/2020 8:38:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 12 20 2020 | Ben Smith
    Antonio Mugica was in Boca Raton when an American presidential election really melted down in 2000, and he watched with shocked fascination as local government officials argued over hanging chads and butterfly ballots. It was so bad, so incompetent, that Mr. Mugica, a young Venezuelan software engineer, decided to shift the focus of his digital security company, Smartmatic, which had been working for banks. It would offer its services to what would obviously be a growth industry: electronic voting machines. He began building a global company that ultimately provided voting machinery and software for elections from Brazil to Belgium and...
  • ICC: Crimes Against Humanity Have Been Committed in Venezuela

    12/15/2020 9:20:03 PM PST · by xomething · 7 replies
    Caracas Chronicles ^ | 12/15/2020 | Naky Soto
    The Armed Forces, the ruling party, the civilian informants and other entities acting parallel to the State, have violated fundamental human rights, says the ICC preliminary report The ICC Prosecutor’s office of the ICC assured on Monday that at least since April 2017, “civilian authorities, members of the Armed Forces and pro-government officials have committed crimes against humanity in incarcerating or prohibiting physical liberty and violating fundamental rules of international law.” It means they’re moved by the Venezuelan victims who haven’t been heard in courts in our country. In their “Preliminary Activities Report 2020” on File I, on Venezuela, they...
  • Special Report-Venezuela wields a powerful 'hate' law to silence Maduro's remaining foes

    12/15/2020 7:55:32 PM PST · by xomething · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/14/2020 | Angus Berwick, Sarah Kinosian
    SAN JOSE DE GUANIPA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Francisco Belisario, a Venezuelan mayor, retired general and member of the ruling Socialist party, had enough. His loudest local critic had accused him of bungling the response to the coronavirus outbreak and other big problems. In August, he wrote a state prosecutor and requested an “exhaustive investigation” of his nemesis, Giovanni Urbaneja, a former lawmaker who had become a gadfly to the mayor and other Socialist officeholders. Urbaneja, Belisario wrote in a letter reviewed by Reuters, was conducting a “ferocious smear campaign” on Facebook and elsewhere. Urbaneja not only defamed him and President...
  • 14 Venezuelans Drown Trying to Escape Socialism on Raft

    12/14/2020 5:07:53 PM PST · by xomething · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/2020 | Ben Kew
    At least 14 Venezuelans drowned this weekend attempting to escape the socialist country on a raft off the eastern state of Sucre, local authorities confirmed Monday. Venezuelan coast guards found 11 people dead Saturday around seven miles off the coast. Three others washed up on the beach Sunday. Their bodies were later transferred to the morgue of the Central Hospital of Cumaná in the state capital of Sucre. The victims are believed to have been trying to reach Trinidad and Tobago, presumably as an escape from the economic and humanitarian crisis in their homeland. In a statement confirming the tragic...
  • Kincaid: A Marxist Takeover of D.C.’s Freedom Plaza

    10/14/2011 10:49:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | October 14, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    The “October 2011” movement organizer Dennis Trainor tells me that he believes capitalism is “homicidal” and that the U.S. needs a revolution. “This is not a reform movement,” he said. He is part of the illegal occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. The “October 2011” movement is not part of, but endorses the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began several weeks ago. Although he describes himself as new to professional agitation, Trainor runs the “No Cure For That” website and served as a writer/media consultant for Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. Kucinich is the Cleveland Democrat perhaps best known...
  • Sidney Powell Lists Four Alleged Co-Conspirators as She Prepares Massive RICO Case Against Smartmatic, Dominion

    12/10/2020 7:38:49 PM PST · by KTM rider · 114 replies
    daily Truth Report .com ^ | 12/10/2020 | unk
    Kraken-releasing attorney Sidney Powell is still in the process of unveiling the damning evidence that she claims indicates the 2020 presidential election was stolen from President Donald Trump. She appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Thursday to give additional details about Dominion and Smartmatic voting software, which is now being referred to as a “Cyber Pearl Harbor.”“They designed and developed the Smartmatic and Dominion programs and machines that include a controller module that allows people to log in and manipulate the vote even as its happening,” Powell said. “We are finding more and more evidence of this.”
  • Top U.S. Military Commander in South America: Iran Quds Force Active in Venezuela

    12/09/2020 7:30:19 PM PST · by xomething · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2020 | Ben Kew
    Iran is sending Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime weapons and troops, a top U.S. military official told the Wall Street Journal Wednesday. “We see a growing Iranian influence in there,” the head of the U.S. Southern Command, Admiral Craig Faller, told the Journal. “We’re real [sic] concerned about what Iran is up to, not just globally, but here in this hemisphere.” He went on to cite the “alarming and concerning” arrival of military personnel from the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), notorious for its terrorist activities in other countries including Syria and Iraq. Faller...
  • Venezuela: Maduro Says Colombian President Tried to Kill Him During Elections

    12/09/2020 6:38:41 PM PST · by xomething · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/09/2020 | Frances Martel
    Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro once again personally accused Colombian President Iván Duque on Tuesday of plotting his assassination, this time allegedly during the fraudulent legislative elections Maduro organized Sunday. The Spanish news agency EFE noted Maduro has claimed to be the target of an assassination plot over 40 times since he succeeded late socialist dictator Hugo Chávez in 2013. While Maduro has blamed most of those alleged plots on the United States, he has increasingly accused Colombia of being a willing accomplice. Maduro has presented no verifiable evidence for any of his alleged assassination plots. The democratically elected government...
  • Sidney Powell drops more bombshells, says election software that rigged 2020 elections has been used for years

    12/08/2020 9:35:02 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    NOQ ^ | December 8, 2020
    Sidney Powell, who left the Trump campaign legal team to pursue other avenues of massive electoral fraud she uncovered shortly after the November elections, continues to reveal stunning information garnered from her continued investigative work proving beyond any doubt that Americans have lost control over the only real power we had left as individuals: The power of choice at the ballot box. In previous weeks, Powell revealed that software used by voting machine companies in the U.S. and abroad was developed and financed by some of our enemies, including Venezuela, Iran and China. But in an interview with TBN’s Mike...
  • Venezuela’s Maduro claims sweep of boycotted election

    12/07/2020 8:14:29 PM PST · by xomething · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/2020 | Associated Press
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s political alliance claimed a sweeping victory Monday in congressional elections boycotted by the most influential opposition politicians and widely criticized internationally as being fraudulent. The win gives Maduro control of the last major branch of government outside his grasp. It plays out in the waning days of the Trump administration, which leaves office with Maduro firmly entrenched despite its efforts to bring about his departure through diplomacy and sanctions. “We have recovered the National Assembly with the majority vote of the Venezuelan people,” Maduro said in a televised address. “It’s a great victory without a doubt...
  • Venezuela vote likely to give Congress to Maduro’s party

    12/07/2020 8:35:42 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2020 | Scott Smith
    Venezuela’s congressional election on Sunday will almost certainly give President Nicolás Maduro control over the country’s last major independent institution, but will do little to improve his image at home and abroad. Maduro, who already has the loyalty of the courts, the military, prosecutors and other institutions, seeks to load the National Assembly with members of his United Socialist Party of Venezuela. Critics say he’s guaranteed that by rigging the system to smother the last remnants of democracy in Venezuela. An opposition coalition led by U.S.-backed politician Juan Guaidó is boycotting the vote. The European Union, the U.S. and several...