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Feb 16 07:15

Pentagon: Russia is a critical threat to US partnerships in Latin America

"Russia is a strategic competitor to the United States in Latin America. Moscow is trying to undermine the interests of the United States in this region," said the head of the Southern Command of the US Armed Forces, Admiral Kurt Tidd, at a Senate hearing.

According to him, the growing role of Russia in the region is cause for US concern - "given Russia's cyber and intelligence capabilities."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe if the United States treated their "partners" with more respect this would not be an issue!

Feb 16 05:56

These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students.

They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday.

Feb 16 03:25

Unknown interesting facts about Donald Trump

In this article we shared unknown facts about Donald Trump you would never know

Feb 14 10:54

Shaun White wins 100th Winter Olympics gold for US

His gold-winning run on Wednesday was near perfect. Japan's Ayumu Hirano took silver with a score of 95.25, and Australia's Scotty James earned the bronze.

Feb 14 04:14

Bill & Melinda Gates: Why We Give Our Money Away

"Is it fair that you have so much influence?"

Webmaster addition: I could use a few bucks for a newer car! :)

Feb 13 12:48

Venezuela To Accept More Crude Oil From Russia As Production Falters

Russian Urals crude is now entering Venezuela at a rate of 335,000 barrels per day to supply PDVSA’s refinery in Curacao.

So far this year, Caracas has purchased 3 million barrels of Urals crude from Swiss trader Glencore.

Four tankers are scheduled to reach Curacao from Russian ports just this month, trading sources said.

PDVSA has been the contractual operator of Curacao for many years, but the contract is set to expire in 2019. Shell, the facility’s owner, has said PDVSA will not be the facility’s operator beyond the existing contract due to its failure to meet contractual obligations to perform upgrades.

Feb 13 10:25

Venezuela fears ‘invasion’ after U.S. military chief visits Colombia

Venezuela on Monday accused neighboring Colombia of planning a bombing campaign or a “military invasion” amid heightened tensions in the region and a mass exodus fueled by Venezuela’s collapsing economy.

“In Colombia, they are planning to revive eras that had ended in human history, like military bombing, a military invasion or the occupation, through blood and gunfire, of a peaceful country like Venezuela,” said Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, according to the state-run AVN news agency. “We will not allow it.”

Saab didn’t provide proof of his allegations, but other regional allies pointed to the weekend visit to Colombia by Admiral Kurt Tidd, head of U.S. Southern Command.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not the first time Tidd has been in Columbia, or made an assessment , of, what is likely going on -or may be going on - in Columbia's neighbor, Venezuela.

Southcom commander warns Congress of growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, 2017

And take a look at his twitter feeds, from 3 days ago:

Admiral Tidd's Twitter feeds

What do these tell us?? that Admiral Tidd was in the Columbian city of Turnaco, meeting with Columbia's Vice-President there, Oscar Naranjo, to discuss "security measures", and also met greeted Columbian security forces there.

But the significance is the meeting with Naranjo. It appeared that he had discussions with Columbia's Vice-President, but not with Tidd's military counterparts.

And of course, the situation in Venezuela has become very intense, and the standard of living of ordinary Venezuelans has devolved into near back-breaking, horrific poverty., due to US Sanctions, and lousy planning and economic decisions taken by the current government.

But the timing of this meeting?!?

Venezuela is due to have its national election on 22 April of this year.

Maduro will be running again, and will be facing scant opposition, looking for another 6 year term.

Few Challengers in Sight, Venezuela Sets April 22 for Presidential Vote

The talks between Tidd and Naranjo probably centered on the aftermath of this election, and what happens if and when Maduro, probably by stealing it, wins this next election.

IF the US cannot get Maduro out of power through elections, the question is, what can they do to foment and galvanize the opposition to do something "dramatic", and who could be tapped to lead such an effort?!?

It is clear that the US doesn't want to be accused as the country leading the charge here, so expect it to make it look like a "nation popular movement" to dethrone Maduro, just as they did in Ukraine in 2014 with the "dumping" of the duly elected Yanukovych, and replacing him with Poroshenko.

Unfortunately, such a move will have US government fingerprints all over it, because of all the "regime changes" the US government has created in the past, particularly in Central and South America.

Expect a number of people to die here, in this "psuedo-revolution", but to the US government and military it will simply be written off as "collateral damage".

Remember; what the US wants here, beside "regime change" is a US-Centric government, which only sells its vast reserves of oil in US dollars, and will accept no other currency for it.

Feb 12 23:42

Here Is The Real Reason You Don’t See Megan Fox In The Movies Anymore

Remember Megan Fox? Of course you do! She exploded to superstardom after Michael Bay cast her in the Transformers franchise. Back in 2007, she was a regular fixture on ‘Hottest Woman Alive’ lists, and her name was all over entertainment news. So what happened to her?

Feb 12 07:41

After Texas massacre, military rushed to add more than 4,000 to gun ban list

Since an ex-US airman shot more than two dozen people in a Texas church in November, the US military has added more than 4,000 names to the nation’s list of dishonorably discharged military personnel banned from owning firearms — a sign of what has been a massive hole in the nation’s gun buying background check system.

Feb 11 10:02

Robin Williams’ death linked to rise in copycat suicides

Suicides following Robin Williams’ death rose by 12.9 per cent in men aged 30-44, and the study found a 32 per cent increase in the number of deaths from suffocation. Although the study could not prove a definitive link, it said there appeared to be a connection.

Feb 10 06:48

Surprisingly, Trump’s hair is also a LIE.

Latest footages create a serious doubt for many that Trump is as bald as Vin Diesel.But, Trump usually cares a lot about his own appearance as we all know he’s so much interested in making a parody about others appearance, predominantly women. So, he wants to make himself a bit more beautiful than others.

Feb 09 21:23

7 Signs and symptoms of not drinking enough water! Must Read!

The most important benefit of water is its role as an reactant, meaning that many reactions and processes within the body require water.
The purpose of this article is to raise the general awareness on the importance of water.
Remember that juices, tea, energy drinks, coffee, and caffeinated drinks should not be used as water substitutes. They sure are liquids, but it is just not the same as pure water. Moreover, energy drinks and coffee contain caffeine, and caffeine dehydrates the body.

Feb 09 12:38

Mysterious case handled by FBI still unsolved

We all know the United States of America is the best Superpower country in the world.
In the order, we all know about the world’s popular famous agency FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), formerly the Bureau of Investigation. FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America.

Feb 08 02:45

Charlie Sheen Accused Of Murder By Former Friend Lenny Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra - an ex-con and former major league centre fielder - has accused actor and old friend Charlie Sheen of murder, according to an interview

Feb 07 13:23

Genocide Washington Style – Venezuela Next?

Why does nobody dare to pronounce the term “Genocide” in connection with the Washington committed atrocities around the globe? – If there is one nation that is guilty of mass-murder it is the United States of America and her Zionist handlers. But nobody seems to pay attention. Or, rather, nobody dares to say so. It has become the new normal. Enshrined in people’s brains. The exceptional nation can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants and wherever she wants – sowing wars and conflicts, killing millions and millions of people, blaming Russia and China – and of course, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and the list of disobedient countries goes on.

Feb 07 07:22

“Loot to eat” the new mantra of Venezuela as socialism collapse leads to mass starvation

The problem isn't socialism. The problem is decades of US economic warfare to force a regime change.

Feb 06 20:14

Meet Stormi! Kylie Jenner reveals name of newborn baby girl along with sweet photo

Kylie Jenner has revealed the name of her baby girl.

The 20-year-old new mother announced she has called her newborn daughter Stormi in a post on Instagram on Tuesday.c

Feb 06 07:32

Possible Implications Of An Oil Embargo Against Venezuela

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In politics and international law the figure of the embargo implies a prohibition to trade, be it total or partial, in economic, military, financial or oil lines, decreed by a government, a group of them or by multilateral organizations against a certain country. In the case of Venezuela, the relevance of oil for the functioning of its economy places it as the sector that would be subject to an embargo because of the negative effects it would produce.

When it is an embargo linked to strategic sectors of the economy, it is fundamentally a political measure that seeks the destabilization and undermining of a nation qualified as "hostile". Other forms of embargo, such as the military or financial, on the other hand, seek to negatively affect the defensive capabilities of the country and the room for maneuver of its international finances.

The United States, using the UN or the European Union as a battering ram, has applied oil embargoes to countries such as Iraq, Iran and Syria in recent years, as an extreme measure to restrict their income and make economic debacles, since they also boycotted the supplies of weapons and international trade.

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Feb 05 22:28

Piers Morgan: Tom Brady Proved He's Graceless Last Night

America’s best, richest, most successful football player has everything (including a model wife) but after his graceless losing performance, Tom Brady will never have our respect

Feb 05 10:19

U.S. CONSIDERS CUTTING VENEZUELAN OIL IMPORTS, AS PRE-SALES OF "PETRO" CRYPTOCURRENCY LOOMS

Washington may be nearing a decision on extending sanctions against Venezuela to include imports of Venezuelan crude and exports of U.S. refined products to the troubled South American country.

That’s what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a visit to Argentina, adding that “One of the aspects of considering sanctioning oil is what effect would it have on the Venezuelan people? Is it a step that might bring this to an end more rapidly?”

Current sanctions target separate individuals from the Nicolas Maduro government as well as a ban on U.S. banks and other institutions buying Venezuelan debt. Venezuela has traditionally been an important exporter of oil to the United States, which made Washington wary of playing the oil import ban card.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an attempt, pre-Venezuelan elections, to slam the Venezuelan economy into an economic hole from which it cannot escape, and drive the quality of life here to include even more misery than it's people are already experiencing.

I am quite certain, come the next elections here (happening on April 30th of this year), that the US is backing it's "favorite son" candidate with money, illegal votes, and expecting the returned promise that Venezuela's oil will only be sold to the multinational companies of which the US government approves, and only sold in US dollars.

Feb 04 07:59

Mummified Chinese immigrants in Peru!

The coffins of the mummified bodies contained traditional Chinese artifacts, such as lighters and pipes to smoke opium. The bodies belong to Chinese immigrants who traveled to Peru in the 19th century to work in the country’s sugar and cotton industries.

Jan 30 13:15

DACA a Dreamer’s Paradise

I agree some provision should be made for “Dreamers” to achieve legal status (not citizenship), but border security must be part of the deal so this doesn’t keep happening.

And someone needs to explain why Democrats are willing to shut down government services to American citizens (who voted them into office) to provide benefits to illegal immigrants.

Good heavens, civil and charitable Americans do not want to corral Dreamers into concentration camps or starve anyone because they circumvented the existing process for entry into our country and/or eventually applying for citizenship. After all, the American Dream has been available to those who accept the principles of our English language culture and heritage.

Jan 28 04:32

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency after Car Bomb Attack on Police

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency and tightened security in two cities after a car bomb attack on a police station in San Lorenzo injured at least 28 people and damaged dozens of buildings. “I’ve declared the state of emergency in San Lorenzo and Eloy Alfaro to strengthen the security of the citizens and the border, as well as to strengthen the attention of the Health, Inclusion, Risks and Housing Ministries for an integrated solution,” Moreno said on Twitter on Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of the morning blast, RT reported. There were no fatalities in what the President described as a “terrorist act linked to drug trafficking and criminal groups”, but at least 28 people were injured in the powerful blast – including 14 officers, according to local media. In addition, some 37 buildings were damaged, including the police headquarters, which suffered significant structural damage, according to Ecuador’s General Prosecutor’s Office.

Jan 27 11:54

MCDONNELL TELLS DAVOS: VENEZUELA FAILED BECAUSE IT’S “NOT SOCIALIST” ENOUGH

John McDonnell has told the Davos World Economic Forum that Venezuela is in crisis because it “took a wrong turn” and strayed from the “socialist path.” Speaking to a gathering of global business and political leaders, sworn Marxist McDonnell joked that he “always gets thrown” questions on Venezuela – the collapsing hard left state he and Jeremy Corbyn have valorised for decades. Labour’s Shadow Chancellor said:

“I think would have been successful if they had actually mobilised the oil resources… I think in Venezuela they took a wrong turn, not a particularly effective path and not a socialist path.”

McDonnell’s ‘oil reserves’ explanation was comprehensively debunked last summer when the Venezuela crisis was severely embarrassing the Labour leadership.

Jan 26 11:36

DOJ Lends a Hand in Prosecuting Lula

The "kangaroo court" upheld former Brazilian President Lula's conviction without an iota of evidence, says journalist Brian Mier

Jan 26 01:39

Argentina's relationship with Russia suddenly becomes 'strategic'

It seems that Russia has lost its influence in Argentina after the rise of pro-Western President Mauricio Macri to power. All of a sudden, Macri announced the continuation of strategic cooperation with Russia, and opened the doors of the country for such Russian state-run giants of the atomic and gas industries as Rosatom and Gazprom. After leftist forces left the governments of Argentina and Brazil, the split in MERCOSUR on the issue of Venezuela, the death of Fidel Castro, Rafael Correa's departure from politics, it seemed that the loss of Russia's influence in Latin America was a matter of a short time. President Vladimir Putin did not said nothing about Brazil during the last BRICS summit. However, President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, has recently paid a visit to Moscow and this event dispelled pessimism. After his victory in 2015, all of Argentina's agreements with Russia were suspended.

Jan 25 08:50

Declassified Files Expose UK's Secret Support of Murderous Dictator Pinochet

On September 11 1973, the democratically-elected Chilean government, led by President Salvador Allende, was overthrown in a brutal coup organized and backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency, and executed by the Chilean military. General Augusto Pinochet assumed leadership of the country, killing and torturing thousands of opposition figures.

The role of US government and intelligence services in supporting Pinochet before and after the coup is well-documented — the UK government doing much the same significantly less so. However, newly published declassified files have exposed Britain's secret collusion with his repressive junta from the day it seized power.

Jan 23 10:27

BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT MOBILIZES FEDERAL POLICE TO HANDLE 'FAKE NEWS' PROBLEM

Hot-button topic "fake news" is going to be the downfall of the internet. All over the world, governments are trying to tackle the non-issue by introducing harmful legislation that will only result in increased direct control of the press by the governments passing these bills. "Fake news" defies definition. It could be read to encompass satire and parody. It could also cover legitimate news that deals with subject matter certain people don't like. That's pretty much how it's been defined by the party in power here: whatever Donald Trump doesn't like is deemed "fake news" by the Commander in Chief, even if the news is based on factual events and credible statements.

Jan 18 09:57

U.S. Warns Investors to Avoid Venezuela's 'Petro' Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Treasury Department is concerned about Venezuela’s new “petro” cryptocurrency and is warning investors to steer clear or face unspecified consequences.

The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that Venezuela’s petro could put U.S. citizens at “legal risk” because investing in the cryptocurrency potentially conflicts with U.S. sanctions against the South American country, according to a Reuters report.

“Available information indicates that, once issued, the petro digital currency would appear to be an extension of credit to the Venezuelan government,” the Treasury department said in a statement.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in December that Venezuela would create its own Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency to “defeat the financial blockade and move toward new forms of international financing for the economic and social development of the country.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reasonable question is, how is the US goverment going to enforce its sanctions on the "petro", if purchasers of this currency only known to the Venezuelan government?!?

Jan 16 08:52

Venezuela Urges 10 Other Countries to Adopt Its Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Maduro held a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Treaty of Commerce of the Peoples (Alba – TCP) on Friday. Alba consists of Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, and Venezuela.

Jan 15 17:16

Support Via The U.S. Drug War Helped Keep Former Peruvian Dictator, Fujimori, In Power

By Brian Saady

Last month, the President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, pardoned the country’s former dictator, Alberto Fujimori, who had been convicted of authorizing extrajudicial murders and corruption. Thousands of protestors responded to the pardon by organizing in the streets of Lima...

Jan 13 10:08

Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.

An opposition lawmaker from Merida, Carlos Paparoni, said four people had died and 10 were injured in the chaos over the last two days, but he did not specify the circumstances.

Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty, and President Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian socialist regime faces mounting unrest.

Jan 10 06:02

JULIAN ASSANGE MAY BE FORCED TO LEAVE ECUADOR EMBASSY AFTER UPSETTING PRESIDENT

Julian Assange may be forced to leave Ecuador’s London Embassy, where he has been receiving asylum for the past five years. The country is pursuing a third party—country or individual—to facilitate Assange’s move from the United Kingdom, according to a Tuesday teleSUR report.

Jan 10 05:06

MADURO TO ISSUE FIRST 100 MILLION PETROS DESPITE SKEPTICS

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he ordered the first 100 million units of its new oil-backed Petro—Venezuela’s cryptocurrency creation. Each Petro unit will be backed by one barrel of oil, and the 100 million units, at current value of $59.07 per barrel, should be worth almost US$6 billion.

While this sounds good on paper, the move is largely seen as a fanciful idea by analysts, and opposition politicians have said of the project that it is doomed to fail, according to Reuters. A lack of rule of law and falling production are unlikely to make the cryptocoin attractive enough for international investors, not to mention the escalating U.S. sanctions designed to constrict capital flows to Caracas. Citgo, Venezuela’s state-owned U.S. subsidiary, cannot currently repatriate its earnings to PDVSA due to the measures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As this evolves, look for a total US Naval blockade of Venezuela, accompanied by US Navy and border patrols, boardng tankers of suspected companies doing business with Venezuela in this way.

I would like to quietly and politely remind the White House, State Department, Congress, and the Pentagon, that such an act is looked upon, in international law, as an act of war.

Jan 09 15:00

Mexican cities secede to escape corruption and cartels, forming corporate dystopias, precarious utopian projects, and Mad Maxish militia towns

Mexico's corrupt, failing government that covers up official mass murders by attacking journalists and dissidents with cyberweapons is locked in a stalemate with the country's horrific, mass-murdering gangs, and the Mexican people are caught in the crossfire.

Jan 07 09:38

US Plans to Recognize Kurdish Area in Syria 3x Size of Lebanon 'Soon' - Reports

Washington is planning 'concrete steps' toward providing a Syrian Democratic Forces-controlled area in northern Syria's eastern Euphrates area three times the size of Lebanon with diplomatic recognition, a leading Arabic international newspaper has reported.

The 28,000 square km territory, controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a collection of predominantly Kurdish militias including the YPG People's Protection Units, took its first step toward US recognition after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis promised to send US diplomats to SDF-controlled areas to work alongside US troops operating in the region, the official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short question, President Trump; IF, in fact, such reports on this deal are true, have both Syria's Al Assad, and Russia's Putin, gotten the memo on it?!?

Because once again, logically-minded people are going to look at this announcement, and mutter to themselves that the American government and military must have, yet again, collectively become insane, to invite war with Russia inside Syria.

Jan 05 11:30

Cash-strapped Venezuela offers to pay for medicines with diamonds

With hospital shelves bare and the government stumped on how to settle $5 billion in arrears to pharmaceutical companies, cash-strapped Venezuela recently offered some foreign suppliers alternative compensation: diamonds, gold and coltan, the rare metal used to make cellphones and Playstations.

Jan 04 07:33

Venezuela NOW BANKRUPT! Missed Billions in Payments and $9 Billion More Due in 2018!

As far as I'm concerned, Venezuela is bankrupt. There's no way out of this through natural market forces.

Jan 02 11:42

2017: The year in which Brazil was subjected to Neoliberal Shock Therapy

While the year 2017, at the international level, was a year of defeats for globalism, Atlanticism and liberal global hegemony, sadly, when it comes to our country, we can not say the same. For Brazil, the year 2017 was a year of defeat and a deepening of our decadence.

As the advanced forces of liberal global hegemony recede in the Middle East, are paralyzed in Eurasia and Asia and are scared in Europe, the center of globalism, whose operational heart is the American Deep State, sought to ensure its predominance in "their backyard" of Ibero-America.

Dec 29 07:38

Outrage in Peru Over Pardon of Ex-President Fujimori

Thousands of protestors took to the streets amid suspicions that President Kuczynski pardoned former President Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity, in order to avoid impeachment for corruption

Dec 28 10:56

Venezuela Will Back Its Cryptocurrency With 5 Billion Barrels Of Oil, Gold Deposits

Venezuelan President Maduro shocked the market in early December when he followed China's 'petro-yuan' futures announcement by making headlines of himself proclaiming a new national cryptocurrency - the 'Petro' - to overcome The West's "financial blockade." Today he followed up by confirming "every single Petro will be backed by a barrel of oil... and gold."

Dec 25 10:00

Britain's Hidden Colony At the Edge of the World

It appears that large territories of southern Argentina comprised a de facto British colony that managed to remain hidden from prying eyes for nearly a century.

Dec 15 19:07

Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation

According to data website Coin Dance, that’s far higher than the value of bitcoin transactions on the same website seen in more prosperous nations across the region, including Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

Dec 06 06:01

Venezuela's Cryptocurrency, the Petro, to Be Backed by Oil Reserves - Maduro

According to Nicolas Maduro, the Petro is needed to overcome the financial blockade of the country. The Ministry of Finance of Venezuela clarified that the cryptocurrency is necessary to carry out financial transactions and to seek new ways of financing.

Dec 05 07:32

Russia, Venezuela agree to a massive arms deal

Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Anatoly Punchuk has said at the Expodefensa 2017 arms exhibition in Colombia on Monday that Russia has signed more than 10 arms contracts with Venezuela.

"Venezuela is the largest operator of Russian armament and military hardware in the Latin American region," he said.

"The Russian side has delivered various armaments worth an impressive sum. The period of using the Russian government’s loan provided to Venezuela has ended," he explained.

Dec 04 09:22

Enter the 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent U.S.-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch of the “petro” backed by oil reserves to shore up a collapsed economy.

The leftist leader offered few specifics about the currency launch or how the struggling OPEC member would pull off such a feat, but he declared to cheers that “the 21st century has arrived!”

“Venezuela will create a cryptocurrency,” backed by oil, gas, gold and diamond reserves, Maduro said in his regular Sunday televised broadcast, a five-hour showcase of Christmas songs and dancing.

The petro, he said, would help Venezuela “advance in issues of monetary sovereignty, to make financial transactions and overcome the financial blockade.”

Dec 04 08:02

Enter the 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent U.S.-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch of the “petro” backed by oil reserves to shore up a collapsed economy.

Dec 04 06:59

Russian underwater vehicle makes first dive in Argentine submarine search area

The remote-controlled underwater vehicle Panther Plus, provided by Russia, took the first snapshot of the object found in the search area of the San Juan submarine, according to a representative of the Argentine Navy.

According to the representative, the signal recorded on November 30 by Victor Angelescu vessel’s sonar of the Ministry of Agriculture was verified with the help of an image taken by the Russian apparatus Panther Plus. Thus, that the object found at a depth of 477 meters is not the San Juan submarine.

The search for the vessel continues, three more signals recorded in the search zone at a depth of 700, 800 and 900 meters will be checked.

Dec 01 10:20

Brazil Is Offering Its Prisoners Ayahuasca For Rehabilitation

Some Brazilian prisoners are getting the opportunity to embark on their own ayahuasca journeys instead of simply being released to commit crimes again. The powerful herbal combination...

Dec 01 09:41

BRICS PLANNING ITS OWN GOLD TRADING SYSTEM

As the US and its E.U. partners continue to levy punitive sanctions on Russia, the BRICS are responding with new financial initiatives to help their members break-out of the US and European financial trading monopoly.

Currently, both China and Russia are surging ahead as the world’s top Central Bank buyers of gold, further consolidating their position to be able to weather a global dollar crisis which many expert believe is inevitable. When exactly that happens is still anyone’s guess.

NOTE: Russia is now the largest official buyer of gold – and the world’s third-biggest producer.

RT International reports…

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) are discussing the possibility of establishing a separate gold trading system, according to the First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why we are seeing such demonization of China and Russia; to prevent a loss of US dollar hegemony, the US government is willing to go to war to prevent this, if they deem it necessary.

Last Spring, Paul Craig Roberts shared the following report; and he is a guy who knows something about the inner workings in the Bowels of Power in DC:

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

And unfortunately for President Trump and this country, all of Trump's "President Whisperers" are war-centric, as though this was the only way to resolve the US government's geopolitical conflicts, rather than good faith, moral, hard-one negotiations.

Nov 24 08:34

'Explosion' Detected Near Last Known Location of Missing Argentine Sub - Navy

According to the Argentine Navy spokesman Captain Enrique Baldi, an "anomalous, singular, short, violent and non-nuclear event consistent with an explosion" had been detected near the last known location of the missing submarine shortly after the last communication with the crew had taken place.

"We will proceed with the attempts to detect [the submarine], until we have accurate data or other evidence that might be verified," Balbi said.

At the same time, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has registered an "an underwater impulsive event" in the vicinity of the last known position of the disappeared Argentine submarine on November 15, Spanish media reported.

Nov 24 05:47

US Asks Venezuela for Access to Detained Citgo Executives

Washington has asked the government of leftist Nicolas Maduro for access to Venezuelan-American executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo detained in Caracas this week, a State Department official said on Thursday.
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Relations between Caracas and Washington have long been tense. They have further soured under President Donald Trump since his administration imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials including Maduro, and economic sanctions that have impeded the OPEC nation’s access to international banks.

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(*Still , is that reason enough for Venezuela to be uncivil about granting us access to our detained excutives ?)

Nov 22 18:28

'Death spiral': 4,000% inflation in Venezuela

The bolivar has lost 96% of its value this year. As of Tuesday, it took 84,000 bolivars to buy an American dollar. At the beginning of this month, a dollar was worth 41,000 bolivars. And at the start of this year, it only took 3,100 bolivars to buy a dollar, according to DolarToday, a website that tracks the unofficial exchange rate.

Nov 17 21:57

North Korea rejects Donald Trump’s call for nuclear talks, as images emerge of 'ballistic submarine' under construction

North Korea has rejected Donald Trump’s call for talks over its nuclear programme just days after the US president completed his high-profile to Asia. Han Tae Song, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, said that negotiations would not happen while America continued “war games” in the region. The snub occurred as new satellite images suggested North Korea is pursuing an “aggressive schedule” to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine.
The developments mark a double setback for Mr Trump, who is seeking a breakthrough inZthe stand-off over North Korea after rallying support for his approach in Asia.
During a five-nation tour of the region Mr Trump surprised commentators with a call for North

Nov 17 05:22

Let’s Stop Glorifying War

When’s the last time our media covered war honestly? When’s the last time you saw combat footage of American troops under fire, or of American troops killing others in the name of keeping us safe from enemies? When was the last time you saw an American soldier panicking, firing wildly, perhaps killing members of his own unit (fratricide) or innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of war? Maybe in the 1960s during coverage of the Vietnam War?

War is not glorious. It may feature noble deeds and remarkable sacrifices, but it also features brutality and many other bloody realities. War breaks men (and women) down. It does so because war is unnatural. Yes, war is many things, but it most certainly is about killing. Occasionally, the killing is even necessary. (Just ask those enslaved by the Nazis or the Japanese whether they greeted Allied troops as liberators.)

Nov 16 12:35

This Guy Found Hitler’s Secret French Bunker

Adolf Hitler committed some of the most horrifying atrocities in human history, but when this photographer stumbled upon his secret French bunker, he was brave enough to go inside anyway.
THE EXPLORER WHO FOUND HITLER’S BUNKER
Urban explorer and photographer Marc Askat braved the hunting season to walk through the thick wooded countryside in northern France. He was searching for a new subject for photographs and stumbled upon what is believed to be one of Adolf Hitler’s last bunkers— a place where the Nazi leader plotted the invasion of Britain.
The eerie underground stronghold is filled with stories from one of the most devastating wars in human history, but despite finding and photographing the bunker, Askat won’t reveal its exact location. It turns out he has a very good reason for keeping Hitler’s underground bunker location a secret from the public.

Nov 15 11:34

Venezuela Signs $3.2 Billion Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia

As Venezuela teeters right on the brink of complete financial collapse, Bloomberg reports that Russia has agreed to restructure roughly $3.2 billion in outstanding obligations. While details of the restructuring agreement are scarce, both sides reported that the deal spreads payments out over 10 years with minimal cash service required over the next six years.

Russia signed an agreement to restructure $3.15 billion of debt owed by Venezuela, throwing a lifeline to a crisis-wracked ally that’s struggling to repay creditors.

The deal spreads the loan payments out over a decade, with “minimal” payments over the first six years, the Russian Finance Ministry said in a statement. The pact doesn’t cover obligations of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA to its Russian counterpart Rosneft PJSC, however.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin, is always a million chess moves ahead of the US government in terms of geopolitical matters, and the issue of having thrown a financial lifeline to the Venezuelan government, is no exception here.

Nov 13 07:51

BREAKING - #Russia assumes the responsibility of repaying #Venezuela's debt estimated to be anything between 90 and 130 billion dollars.The agreement has already been reached and it's expected to be signed on November 15. George Ades

Nov 13 07:14

Venezuela’s Oil Rival Calls For Full U.S. Sanctions

Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, has called on the United States to install a full embargo on Venezuelan oil shipments. In an interview for the Financial Times, Macri said that the social situation in Venezuela is rapidly deteriorating and more decisive measures are needed to topple the Nicolas Maduro government.

It’s been said before more than once that a total oil embargo against Venezuela would hurt Gulf Coast refiners in a bad way, which is perhaps the only reason why it has not been used so far and remains unlikely to be used, whatever happens in Venezuela.

Nov 11 09:39

The US Southern Command's Silent Occupation of the Amazon

Brazil, Colombia and Peru share a triple borderland separating north from south on the South American continent. Located deep in the Amazon forest, this is the theater of operations in which more than 30 military companies test their services and merchandise. The multinational military exercise known as AmazonLog2017, is organized by the Armed Forces of Brazil.

The Southern Command of the United States -- the Unified Combatant Command of the United States Department of Defense with influence in the Caribbean, Central and South America -- is also an AmazonLog2017 participant.

Activists and researchers are alarmed about this military exercise. According to Mexican economist and geopolitical specialist Ana Esther Ceceña, AmazonLog2017 allows "the placement of troops that facilitate specific territorial incursions and rapid response operations, both of which imply the use of special forces, whether those be US forces, local or private on the triple borderland."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once permanent, such a presence will also put the American troops in control of a huge amount territory where cocaine is processed, just as has Afghanistan, in the control of the opium poppy business, given various US alpha-bet soup agencies the ability to finance off-the-books operations which have zero Congressional oversight.

Nov 11 09:31

At UN, US warns of potential security threat from Venezuela

The United States hopes that a meeting next week at the United Nations on Venezuela will pave the way to international action to prevent the crisis from turning into a security threat, according to a US document sent to the Security Council on Friday.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will chair the informal council meeting on Monday held as Venezuela, already reeling from political and economic crises, teeters on the brink of default.

"The international community needs to work collectively to address the unfolding crisis and its humanitarian impact in Venezuela and beyond before it worsens and potentially develops into a threat to international peace and security," the US mission said in the document obtained by AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double Picard facepalm, at warp speed, upon reading this.

Ambassador Haley, do you not understand that it has been, in large part, courtesy of US sanctions against Venezuela that people are dying, and represent utterly no "threat" whatsoever, except that conjured in your febrile brain?!?

The Venezuelan people people need humanitarian aid, and right the heck now; food, water, shelter, and medications; but to criminalize them as a "threat" is just plain hipocritical , not to mention entirely insane.

Nov 11 06:57

U.S. Imposes Oil Blockade to Force Venezuela into Default

The U.S. is betting on the default of Venezuela affecting its financial credibility and hampering its debt repayments.

While continuing the commercial and financial embargo and the systematic attack on PDVSA, it was revealed at the start of November that imports of Venezuelan oil to the United States this year have declined to 56 percent compared to last year. This multi-pronged attack that this state industry is facing as the main foreign exchange earner of the country, has been run by a network of internal allies, many of whom have been detained by the Public Prosecutor's Office in recent months. This was after the former Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz became a key factor in allowing the continuity of these mafias to operate within the company.

In addition to corruption and internal sabotage, PDVSA is facing a series of sanctions for the issuance of debt, which has also complicated transactions with U.S. refineries for the purchase of crude oil.>>>

Nov 11 03:28

At UN, US Warns of Potential Security Threat From Venezuela

The United States hopes that a meeting next week at the United Nations on Venezuela will pave the way to international action to prevent the crisis from turning into a security threat, according to a US document sent to the Security Council on Friday.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will chair the informal council meeting on Monday>>>
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"The international community needs to work collectively to address the unfolding crisis and its humanitarian impact in Venezuela and beyond before it worsens and potentially develops into a threat to international peace and security," the US mission said in the document obtained by AFP.

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Nov 10 11:50

Venezuela Officially Declared In Default

Today at 11am, the ISDA Determinations Committee sits down to decide whether an event of default has occurred due to the delayed principal payment on the Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, bond that matured Nov. 2, in the process triggering PDVSA (and perhaps Venezuela) CDS, and officially declaring Venezuela in default.

We won't have to wait that long: moments ago, Wilmington Trust, the Trustee of the 8.5% bonds due 2018, issued by Corpoelec, Venezuela's electricity company, declared that the missed interest payment originally due October 10, and whose 30 day grace period expired on November 9, and for which no pament was sent or received, officially constitutes an event of default.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the question which now has to be asked, is will Venezuela be allowed to restructure their default, or will the country's economy just be pushed into complete, systemicfailure by US economic interests?!?

The Venezuelan people certainly deserve better than this.

Nov 09 10:25

EU envoys approve sanctions on Venezuela

Members of the European Union have announced their support for a series of sanctions by the bloc against Venezuela as the South American country continues to clash with the Western governments over an ongoing crackdown on the opposition.

Nov 09 09:40

U.S. military joins Brazil army exercises in Amazon

U.S. military personnel are taking part this week in the largest international army operation ever held deep in the Amazon jungle of northern Brazil, in a sign of closer U.S.-Brazil defense ties.

Nov 02 16:57

Indigenous Tribe Prepared to Fight to Defend Amazon From Brazilian Mining

By Derrick Broze

Several new reports indicate that the Waiãpi tribe of the Brazilian Amazon remains committed to opposing future mining projects on or around their land. The Waiãpi’s reserve is in the rainforest near the eastern end of the Amazon river in a conservation area called Renca.

The Waiãpi have been under threat of extinction since the Brazilian government’s indigenous affairs department first made contact in 1973. The government first reported that the tribe was made up of only 150 people. More recently the tribe has over 1,200 people...

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