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  • Manchin on Boosting Iranian, Venezuelan Energy: ‘Go Back’ to Domestic Production Policies ‘We’ve Had Before’

    03/08/2022 1:33:15 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/08/2022 | Ian hatchett
    While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reacted to the Biden administration reportedly looking to increase energy imports from Iran and Venezuela by calling for a return to prior energy production policies to boost domestic energy production. CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju asked, “So, should the administration ease restrictions on production?”
  • Venezuelan Death Squads Have Killed An Estimated 831 People, Many Who Dared To Protest The Regime

    11/08/2019 9:54:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/07/19 | JOHN SEXTON
    Back in February Reuters reported on murders being carried out in Venezuela’s slums by a special police force known as the FAES. Wednesday the AFP published a follow-up on this story that reveals the death toll has climbed to over 800.Surviving relatives of FAES victims say that the real purpose of the group is to “sending these assassins to intimidate people and make sure no one rises up to contest the violations of our rights.” They aren’t even subtle about it. As you can see in the image above, they’ve adopted the Punisher’s logo as their official symbol. But this isn’t a comic...
  • Graham zings Ocasio-Cortez, says she's 'hell-bent' on making Americans live as ‘Venezuelan...

    01/25/2019 12:26:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/23/19 | Adam Shaw
    Sen. Graham slams Nancy Pelosi for being 'absurd, petty, and shameful' Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., zinged Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Thursday for claiming climate change will end the world in 12 years -- and accused her of wanting to make Americans live as “Venezuelan socialists.” “Let’s bury the hatchet and enjoy the next 12 years because they are going to be our last, right?” he tweeted. Graham was responding to a tweet Ocasio-Cortez sent that hit Graham for ignoring President Trump’s various controversies and statements, while criticizing Democrats for refusing to allow Trump to make his State of the...
  • Pence officially backs Venezuelan opposition, condemns President Maduro

    01/22/2019 3:03:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    | Fox News ^ | 01/22/2019 | By Hollie McKay
    “On behalf of President Donald Trump and all the American people, let me express the unwavering support of the United States as you, the people of Venezuela, raise your voices in a call for freedom,” Pence said in a recorded video message. “Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power. He has never won the presidency in a free and fair election, and has maintained his grip on power by imprisoning anyone who dares to oppose him.”
  • 'We loot or we die of hunger': food shortages fuel unrest in Venezuela

    01/21/2018 10:12:31 PM PST · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/21/18 | John Otis
    On the night of 9 January, for example, a hungry mob took just 30 minutes to pick clean a grocery store in the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz. By the time owner Luis Felipe Anatael arrived at the bodega he’d opened five months earlier, the looters had hauled away everything from cold cuts to ketchup to the cash registers. 'We are like a bomb': food riots show Venezuela crisis has gone beyond politics Read more “It makes you want to cry,” said Anatael in a telephone interview. “I think we are headed for chaos.” Evidence for his prediction can be...
  • Venezuelan opposition politician flees house arrest for Colombia

    11/19/2017 1:52:40 PM PST · by Nateman · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov 17 2017 | Foreign Staff
    Former Caracas Mayor and prominent opposition leader Antonio Ledezma has escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia. Colombian immigration authorities say in a statement that Mr Ledezma entered the country legally on Friday by crossing the Simon Bolivar bridge separating the two countries.
  • Real Reason Behind Venezuelan Chaos

    07/20/2017 4:16:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Tesseract
    Over the past few years, Venezuelan society has been rapidly deteriorating. Civil unrest has heightened to the point of rioting, looting, violent crime and a government opposition group that is keen on overthrowing Maduro’s government. Many have blamed Venezuela’s chaos on its socialist government. There are many socialist nations that aren’t in complete shambles, and many that have had some success. While I don’t agree with socialism as an ideology, I don’t believe Venezuela’s problems can be solely blamed on socialism. Something that intensely pushed Venezuela into destabilization was the oil crash of 2014. Because the price of oil dropped...
  • Goldman Sachs underwrites Venezuelan tyranny

    05/31/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Unconstitutional nature of Nicolas Maduro’s administration, its unwillingness to hold democratic elections and its systematic violation of human rights A key Venezuelan opposition leader is accusing Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs of “aiding and abetting the country’s dictatorial regime” by purchasing its government-issued bonds. The allegation, of course, is completely accurate and comes after two months of bloody unrest caused by the failing socialist economy presided over by President Nicolas Maduro. The amoral agenda-setting elitists of Goldman Sachs reportedly purchased $2.8 billion in Venezuelan debt. That apparently includes an $865 million transaction involving debt from state-run oil company PDVSA,...
  • Well, MAGA was fun while it lasted ...

    04/06/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 468 replies
    Alberta's Child | 4/6/2017 | Self
    "So now let's get back to the globalist/interventionist sh!t after all." --- President George W. Trump
  • ‘Carlos the Jackal’ Goes on Trial Over 1974 Paris Grenade Attack

    03/13/2017 4:59:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3-13-17
    PARIS — Once the world's most-wanted fugitive, the political terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal appeared in a French court Monday over a deadly 1974 attack at a Paris shopping arcade. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is accused of throwing a hand grenade from a mezzanine restaurant into a shopping area in the the Latin Quarter of Paris. Two people were killed and 34 injured. The 67-year-old is already serving a life sentence in France for a series of murders and attacks he has been convicted of perpetrating or organizing in the country on behalf of the Palestinian cause in...
  • From Home Depot lunchroom, salesman wages war against Venezuela's government

    11/25/2016 9:24:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Elizabeth Llorente
    A key source of Venezuelan socialist leader Nicolas Maduro’s headaches may be traced to – wait for it – a Home Depot store in Alabama. That is where Gustavo Diaz earns his living, guiding customers on matters of shelving and how to select the right screw size. But on his lunch break, and during virtually every spare, non-working moment, Diaz figuratively sheds his orange apron and dons his superhero cape, waging war against the Maduro government. His weapons? A wildly popular website named DolarToday.com, and a Twitter account that has surpassed 2 million followers. Diaz, a 60-year-old retired colonel in...
  • Venezuelans now using social media to seek out basic goods

    06/15/2016 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Eight of 10 items unavailable in stores in the socialist paradise Good news: Nicolas Maduro will never be president of the United States. Bad news: It hardly matters, because neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders quite understands what’s gone wrong with the Chavista revolution in Venezuela. Things are now so bad in the socialist paradise where Maduro haplessly presides, Venezuelans have more or less given up looking for basic goods in stores. You can’t find them there. Eight out of 10 items people need are unavailable. So they’ve taken to going on social media and asking pretty much anyone who...
  • How the Swaps Market is Preparing for a Venezuelan Default

    12/10/2014 9:58:43 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    wsj ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | Christopher Whittall
    Venezuela is really feeling the pinch from sliding oil prices. Now its bonds are in such bad shape that some investors are treating the country’s default as a near certainty. And they are taking action. How? Well certain banks have started to offer swap contracts that allow investors to fix the amount they can recover on insurance bought against a restructuring of the country’s debt, according to investors. If CDS contracts are triggered, the cheapest Venezuelan bonds trading in the market at that time will be used to determine payouts to protection holders. Those not wanting to take any chances...
  • Honduran ex-president: US was behind my overthrow

    06/28/2010 5:40:00 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    Google AP ^ | June 28, 2010 | Freddy Cuevas
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya accused the United States of being behind the 2009 coup that ousted him, in a letter released Monday on the first anniversary of his ouster. Zelaya, who now lives in the Dominican Republic, has given conflicting accounts on what role the United States allegedly played in the coup, in which Honduran soldiers hustled him out of the country on June 28, 2009.<> He has alternately praised the policy of the U.S. government on the issue, and criticized Washington for not pressing harder for his reinstatement. But Monday's letter said flatly: "What we...
  • U.S. kicks out two Venezuelan diplomats

    03/11/2013 10:04:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/11/13 | Guy Taylor
    The Obama administration has moved to kick two Venezuelan diplomats out of the United States in response to Venezuela’s expulsion last week of two U.S. officials from the U.S. embassy in Caracas, The Washington Times has learned. In a sign that U.S.-Venezuelan relations are unlikely to warm quickly in the post-Chavez era, the Venezuelan government confirmed that two of its diplomats have left the U.S., a State Department spokesman told The Times. One of the diplomats had apparently been based at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, while the other worked at a Venezuelan office in New York.
  • Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack....

    09/28/2010 12:39:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    Newark.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack Into Internet Phone Networks Defendant Also Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million in Restitution NEWARK, NJ—The first individual ever charged with hacking into the networks of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and reselling hacked VoIP services for a profit was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Edwin Andres Pena, 27, transmitted over 10 million minutes of unauthorized telephone calls over the victims' networks. Pena, a Venezuelan citizen, fled the United States...
  • Venezuelan anti-Chavez farmer dies after hunger strike

    09/01/2010 11:38:45 AM PDT · by jy1297 · 13 replies
    wireupdate ^ | Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Monica Lawrence
    CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) – A Venezuelan farmer died on Monday after 8 hunger strikes and six years of protest against President Hugo Chavez and his government’s land policies, Globovision Television reported on Tuesday. Franklin Brito, 49, died at the Military Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, where he had been secluded against his will for four months. Ten days ago, Brito’s body began to collapse and on late Monday he passed away. Brito began his fight against the Chavez’ administration six years ago. During this period he endured eight hunger strikes, a mutilated finger and being victim of an irregular captivity....
  • Behind exhumation of Simon Bolivar is Hugo Chavez's warped obsession

    07/28/2010 6:52:46 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2010 | Thor Halvorssen
    ...Shortly after midnight on July 16, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reached back in time. He presided at the exhumation of the remains of Simón Bolívar -- Latin America's greatest independence hero, who helped liberate the region from Spain in the 19th century, and the object of Chávez's personal and political obsession.... By presidential decree, every television station in Venezuela showed images of Bolívar in historic paintings, then images of the skeleton, and then images of Chávez, with the national anthem blaring. The message of this macabre parody was unmistakable: Chávez is not a follower of Bolívar -- Chávez is Bolívar,...
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • Venezuelan president bashes Israel in Syria trip (imperialist nation annihilating other people)

    09/03/2009 11:46:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 585+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/3/09 | Albert Aji - AP
    DAMASCUS, Syria – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attacked Israel Thursday during his visit to Syria, calling it an imperialist nation that annihilates other people. ... "Israel has become a country that annihilates people and is hostile to peace," he said, according to the Arabic translation of his remarks to reporters. In comments carried by Venezuelan state television, he also accused Israel of being part of imperialist efforts to divide the Middle East. "The entire world knows it. Why was the state of Israel created? ... To divide. To impede the unity of the Arab world. To assure the presence of...