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Oct 20 08:22

Clinton Emails Reveal Direct US Sabotage Of Venezuela

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton led a team committed to delegitimizing the politics of the late Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

While Hillary Clinton publicly welcomed improved relations with Venezuela as secretary of state, she privately ridiculed the country and continued to support destabilization efforts, revealed her emails leaked by WikiLeaks.

Oct 17 21:15

WikiLeaks says Julian Assange's internet 'cut off' by Ecuador after Hillary Clinton email leaks

Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says founder Julian Assange's internet was shut down by the Government of Ecuador, deflecting blame from the US or British governments who have sparred with Mr Assange for releasing sensitive material.

Oct 15 08:53

Similarities By And Between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump

Both are dedicated “America firsters”

(2) both are “pro-morality,” grounded in Christian foundations and beliefs, rather than the “Luciferian” doctrines of progressivism which seek to challenge and ridicule fundamental and common sense American value systems, now apparently being defended today by only one other leader in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin;

Oct 10 12:42

MASSIVE REPORT DETAILS THE SURVEILLANCE POWERS OF 12 CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN NATIONS

Unblinking Eye, EFF's giant, deep research report (available in Spanish, English and Portuguese) on the state of surveillance law in latinamerica, reveals an alarming patchwork of overbroad powers given to police forces and government agencies. In the 1980s and 1970s, the military dictatorships of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay and Brazil pooled their resources in something called "Operation Condor," which was used to effect mass kidnappings, torture, murders and disappearances. Today, less than a generation later, these countries and their neighbors are effecting surveillance dragnets that are one click away from totalitarianism. Following a military coup in one of these countries, the new generalissimos would be able to quickly crush their opposition and undertake mass arrests of all potential dissidents.

Oct 07 08:45

Argentina Not Only Wants To Bring In E-Voting, It Will Make It Illegal To Check The System For Electoral Fraud

It's one thing to bring in an e-voting system that most experts say is a bad idea in theory. But making it effectively illegal to point out flaws that exist in practice is really asking for trouble. Unless this proposed law is changed to allow independent scrutiny of the systems, Argentina will probably find this out the hard way.

Oct 01 15:53

Why Corporate Media Won’t Tell You What’s Being Done to the Amazon

Waking Times

Some 90% of the world’s media is controlled by a mere six corporations. The business model of this industry is dependent on advertising revenue, which means that the content they produce must serve well the bottom lines of advertisers, or more significantly, content cannot be of detriment to the profits of corporate advertisers.

Sep 28 12:08

Island Issues

Is Argentina prepared to try and resolve the situation surrounding the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)? The change in the Argentinian leadership’s discourse came as a surprise not only for the British, but also for the supporters of President Mauricio Macri, who is already being accused of betrayal... The Falkland Islands ownership is rather poorly defined by the United Nations: the United Kingdom has administrative control over the autonomous territory, although Argentina has claims to its sovereignty. The United Nations Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence of Colonial Countries and Peoples (also known as the Special Committee on Decolonization) analyses the situation on the islands annually. The United Kingdom maintains that the Islands are one of its Overseas Territories; from a political and legal perspective, the archipelago operates within the British political and administrative system.

Sep 27 15:31

Family Radio Service

The Family Radio Service, or FRS, is an unlicensed, simplex only, personal radio service in the US covered by Part 95 of the FCC's regulations. Hand-held FRS transceivers with a maximum output of 500 mW are typically used by families, children, and campers to communicate. Shopping malls, theme parks, and special events are all great locations to monitor FRS communications. Radios may not have external antennas or power amplifiers attached to them (See 47 CFR 95.194c).
GMRS users may also communicate with FRS users, and among each other, on the lower 7 channels in the 462 MHz range, with a maximum of 5 watts ERP on those channels.

Sep 27 10:08

Experts suggest 9 weed strains to get you through a presidential debate

We would recommend Super Sour Diesel Haze with a White Rhino concentrate 91% THC chaser. Happy Trails!

Tonight's debates have all the excitement of a national sporting event, with the added joy of extreme global consequences. For some, this may be too much to handle. So for people who don't want to drink alcohol or meditate to deal with their anxiety, Oregon's legal cannabis might be the answer. We turned to the experts to find out which strains of weed are most likely to get you through tonight without too much trauma.

Sep 26 10:33

Washington Tries to Break BRICS – Rape of Brazil Begins

Washington’s regime change machinery has for the time being succeeded in removing an important link in the alliance of large emerging nations by railroading through a Senate impeachment of the duly elected President, Dilma Rousseff. On August 31 her Vice President Michel Temer was sworn in as President. In his first speech as president, the cynical Temer called for a government of “national salvation,” asking for the trust of the Brazilian people. He indicated plans to reform, and has also signaled his intention to overhaul the pension system and labor laws, and cut public spending, all themes beloved of Wall Street banks, of the International Monetary Fund and their Washington Consensus. Now after less than three weeks at the job, Temer has unveiled plans for wholesale privatization of Brazil’s crown jewels, starting with oil. The planned Wall Street rape of Brazil is about to begin.

Sep 23 09:28

Bolivia ended its drug war by kicking out the DEA and legalizing coca

Coca, a mild stimulant, has been used for millennia by people in the Andes in tea and food, though it is most often chewed raw to give energy and treat ailments ranging from altitude sickness to menstruation pain. The plant is also the source material for cocaine and the target of anti-narcotics efforts across South America driven in part by the United States. From 1997 to 2004, a US-funded program seeking to eradicate coca in Bolivia by force plunged the Chapare into traumatic conflict.

"They would turn up suddenly, at any time of day or night, and start interrogating us — they would hit you or kick you for no reason," the farmer says, recalling the paramilitary anti-narcotics police forces once backed by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. "We used to sleep out in the open, in the coca field, so they couldn't find us."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to the Bolivian government for having enacted a sane drug policy!!

Sep 22 12:46

BOLIVIA ENDED ITS DRUG WAR BY KICKING OUT THE DEA AND LEGALIZING COCA

Coca, a mild stimulant, has been used for millennia by people in the Andes in tea and food, though it is most often chewed raw to give energy and treat ailments ranging from altitude sickness to menstruation pain. The plant is also the source material for cocaine and the target of anti-narcotics efforts across South America driven in part by the United States. From 1997 to 2004, a US-funded program seeking to eradicate coca in Bolivia by force plunged the Chapare into traumatic conflict. "They would turn up suddenly, at any time of day or night, and start interrogating us — they would hit you or kick you for no reason," the farmer says, recalling the paramilitary anti-narcotics police forces once backed by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. "We used to sleep out in the open, in the coca field, so they couldn't find us."

Sep 17 13:45

9/11: 15 Years Of A Transparent Lie — Paul Craig Roberts

There are many conspiracy theories about 9/11. The US government’s own expanation of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory in which a few Saudi Arabians outwitted the American national security state. Little doubt that many of the more imaginative conspiracy theories were created for the purpose of stigmatizing any skepticism, no matter how well reasoned and supported, of the official story.

These groups of qualified and experienced people say that the official story of 9/11 is false.

Sep 17 09:39

Despite its crises, Venezuela assumes another key international role

Venezuela's economic turmoil in recent years, due to corporate sabotage, destabilisation and government mismanagement, has led to serious shortages and inflation. Those problems led to disillusionment and the opposition taking control of the National Assembly last year, with 56% of the vote. On the other hand President Nicolas Maduro - senior minister under the late President Hugo Chavez - won the Presidency in 2013 with 50.6% of the vote. That political gap between executive and legislative arms, the first since the 1999 constitution, is being tested this year. The Democratic Unity Table (MUD) Opposition is trying to use the recall provision of that constitution to 'de-elect' President Maduro. If this recall vote were carried out before January 2017, there would be a new presidential election. That is the chance the US-backed opposition wants.

Sep 06 10:18

The US is Sabotaging Venezuela’s Economy with a View to Triggering “Regime Change”

Now, President President Nicolas Maduro has extended a state of emergency in the country for another 60 days and accused Washington of plotting against him, as US intelligence has claimed the country is heading for meltdown.

The article would also claim:

An economic state of emergency has been in force in Venezuela since January, including rationing of food and other goods. The country is facing economic [crisis] largely because of the crash in oil prices.

The paper also admits:

…observers of the region point out that the US has a long history of seeking to interfere in the politics of Venezuela, as well as elsewhere in Latin America.

In addition to supporting those who ousted Mr Chavez in 2002, the US poured hundreds of thousands of dollars to his opponents via the so-called National Endowment for Democracy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported on 6 March, 2016, at presstv.com:

US President Barack Obama has renewed an executive order that declares Venezuela a threat to the US, extending sanctions against the South American country for one more year. In renewing the measure, Obama said on Thursday that the situation in Venezuela constituted an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States" and that he was declaring a "national emergency" to counter that threat. The Obama administration first issued the executive order against Venezuela in March of last year, which provoked a storm of controversy inside the country and a backlash throughout Latin America. Following last year’s decree, Obama ordered sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials, whose economy has been battered by the steep drop in global oil prices. Venezuela has condemned the measure as a sign of Washington’s perpetual hostility towards the Latin American nation. The National Emergencies Act is a tool American presidents possess that allows them to impose sanctions on a country under certain circumstances that go beyond what Congress has approved. The executive order also authorizes the US Treasury Department to impose additional sanctions on those found to have committed either "actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions" or rights violations against persons involved in anti-government protests, the White House said.

Would someone please take a moment to explain to me the ways in which Venezuela could possibly qualify as a "threat" against the United States, with a staggeringly bad economy, and their standard of living on an horrendous downhill slide?!?

This is pure madness, but an engineered madness, calculated to push the government of Venezuela over the edge, so that a more US-centric government can be anointed and installed.

Sep 04 15:52

This is what socialism and collapse look like

P.S. – It’s the worst-kept secret in Washington. Our national debt is a whopping $18 trillion (and counting). A collapse of the dollar could be imminent. The powers-that-be are well aware of the danger. So politicians from both sides of the aisle and the three biggest banks in the country have come up with a plan … to steal your retirement.

Sep 04 12:01

My List Of The Ten Worst U.S. Presidents

At any rate, with my Facebook post I made my list without explanation. I will use this column to share a little bit of the reasoning behind my selections. So here goes: my top ten worst presidents in U.S. history:

1. Abraham Lincoln (Republican)

Without an ounce of doubt in my mind, Abraham Lincoln is America’s absolute worst President. He did not free a single slave; but what he did do was begin the process of enslaving free men. It is no hyperbole to say that Lincoln truly governed as a dictator, not as a President.

Sep 01 09:24

President Dilma Rousseff Impeached, New Government to Pursue Right-Wing Agenda

This is a moment of triumph for those who used the government to shield themselves from very serious corruption charges, revealing the failure of Brazil's so-called democratic institutions, says Harvard University professor Sidney Chalhoub

Aug 30 18:42

Argentine Farmers Dismantle Monsanto Facility In Act Of Defiance, Refuse To Continue Being Poisoned

Waking Times Media

A coalition of farmers, activists and citizens has successfully stopped the expansion of a Monsanto facility in Malvinas, Argentina. Tired of being poisoned by GMOs, the activists managed to stop construction of the seed plant by descending on the property in masses and refusing to leave.

Aug 30 07:14

State Dept. to foreigners: Here's where free money is Campaign guides Guatemalans on labor, health-care 'rights' in U.S.

The poorest and least literate segments of Guatemala are about to get an education on labor and health-care entitlements they can pursue in the U.S., thanks to a media bombardment that the Obama administration is planning in that Central American nation.

Among the chief aims of this campaign is to alert potential immigrants about their “rights and recourses with respect to labor conditions and access to health care in the United States,” according to a Request for Quotations, or RFQ, that WND discovered via routine database research.

The U.S. Department of State is currently reviewing vendor bids to develop and disseminate radio, television and print advertisements across Guatemala, where the U.S. Embassy’s Fraud Prevention Unit seeks to curtail local exploitation of U.S. visa applicants.

Aug 29 12:25

Mexico Repeats Call for U.S. Gun Ban while Ignoring the Obvious

Unfortunately, or more accurately, outrageously, Congressional and media investigations to expose the truth on Fast and Furious – and to bring real accountability to those responsible for it (including finding out who all of them are) – have been practically stonewalled to death. The media never wanted to report on the story in the first place, and still, dismisses a cynical plot to “pad statistics”*

Aug 27 15:31

Venezuela Cracks Down On Guns — Here’s Why We Pay Attention

In Venezuela, their government is so afraid of them that they are willing to send their police officers out to round up and destroy any remaining guns left. The government is also willing to force them into indentured servitude to work in the fields. Is that a future we’re willing to have in the United States?

Aug 26 10:03

Zika: Brazil Admits It’s Not the Virus

Waking Times

Amidst growing fear-based propaganda warning of the threat of Zika virus comes a quiet admission from health officials in Brazil: Zika alone may not be responsible for the rise in birth defects that plagued parts of the country.

Aug 26 07:23

Colombia, FARC to sign historic peace deal today, ending 52-year war

Colombia’s government and the leftist FARC rebel organization have reached a final and comprehensive peace agreement which puts an end to Latin America’s longest war. The FARC campaign against successive Colombian governments began in 1964, leaving more than 220,000 people dead and more than six-and-a-half million displaced. After four years of negotiations, the pace deal will be signed Wednesday evening in Havana, Cuba.

Aug 25 09:12

Colombia, FARC to sign historic peace deal today, ending 52-year war

Colombia’s government and the leftist FARC rebel organization have reached a final and comprehensive peace agreement which puts an end to Latin America’s longest war. The FARC campaign against successive Colombian governments began in 1964, leaving more than 220,000 people dead and more than six-and-a-half million displaced. After four years of negotiations, the pace deal will be signed Wednesday evening in Havana, Cuba.

The front-page headline of this morning’s (Wednesday) El Tiempo says it all: “¡Histórico!: Gobierno y Farc llegan a acuerdo y cierran negociación.”
Indeed. Colombia’s government and the leftist FARC rebel organization have reached a final and comprehensive peace agreement which puts an end to Latin America’s longest war. The FARC campaign against successive Colombian governments began in 1964, leaving more than 220,000 people dead and more than six-and-a-half million displaced.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed that this holds, and that FARC becomes a political voice, and force for peace and justice in Columbia.

Aug 24 15:21

Israel sold weapons to Argentina at height of Falklands War, reveal declassified Foreign Office files

Israel sold weapons to Argentina at the height of the Falklands War in 1982, according to newly declassified Foreign Office files.

British diplomats cited evidence that Israel had supplied the Argentine military junta with arms that were used against the Task Force during the campaign to liberate the islands.

Israeli military exports before the war included the Skyhawk jets that would later be used to bomb British warships, killing dozens of soldiers, sailors and marines.

Aug 24 08:45

VENEZUELA’S LATEST RESPONSE TO FOOD SHORTAGES: BAN LINES OUTSIDE BAKERIES

The tragedy of Venezuela continues unabated, but that doesn't mean the government of President Nicolás Maduro has stopped trying to fix problems like the devastating scarcity of food which has led to malnutrition, riots, food truck hijackings, vigilante lynchings of petty thieves, and the starvation of zoo animals.

No, Maduro hasn't admitted the failure of Chavismo — the brand of Bolivarian socialism imposed on the oil-rich country by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez — instead, Venezuela's embattled leader has launched a war on "anxiety."

The National Superintendency of Fair Prices has reportedly instituted a policy of fining bakeries that allow lines to stretch out their front doors, according to PanAmPost. The head of this particular bureaucracy, William Contreras, claims the lines aren't a true indicator of a severe shortage of bread, but rather, a political "strategy of generating anxiety."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One issue this report assiduously ignores is the reality of US sanctions against Venezuela, which were renewed on 6 March of this year. As reported at presstv.com on 6 March of this year:

US declares Venezuela a ‘threat’, renews sanctions against Caracas

I'm just more than a little baffled; how in the nave of heaven can Venezuela be characterized as a "threat" when its oil-based economy is going down in flames right now, because of the steep depression in oil prices?

Should we not, as an allegedly compassionate nation, actually be offering at least food aid to starving Venezuelans?!?

Apparently, what the Obama administration wants here is regime change, and badly, in Venezuela, so they are delighted that the Venezuelan people are so miserable that they might well revolt against their current government, so someone to the US government's liking can come to power.

That appears to be the game plan for now.

Aug 24 06:49

Israel armed Argentina to deadly effect during Falklands War, secret files show

Britain’s supposedly close ally, Israel, armed Argentina as the South American nation was bombing Royal Navy ships and killing UK troops in the vicious 1982 war to reclaim the Falkland Islands, secret files indicate.

The supply of arms and military equipment may have been fuelled by an old hatred of the British harbored by then Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin – himself a former Irgun terrorist who fought against British troops in Palestine.

Aug 22 08:23

Chileans demanding pension reform hold nationwide protests

Hundreds of thousands of Chileans have taken part in a nationwide protest demanding better provisions for retirees.

They milled through the streets in the capital on Sunday to put pressure on the government to adapt a pension system that would provide better retirement benefits.

The protesters in Santiago and other cities said they wanted the current pension system dismantled.

Chile’s current private pension system was launched in the 80s by free market advocate José Piñera during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

Aug 21 19:45

Uncontacted Tribes Facing Extinction in Massive Amazonian Forest Fires

Waking Times

Already facing extinction from illegal logging, deforestation, the invasion of oil companies and colonization, uncontacted members of the Awá tribe living for centuries on the edge Brazil’s Amazon are now facing another serious threat to their survival as uncontrollable forest fires devour thousands of acres of pre-Amazon forest in their area.

Aug 19 15:12

VENEZUELA BANS Bread Lines....

Aug 18 16:30

Venezuela Destroys Thousands of Guns: “Renewal Of Efforts To Disarm” Hungry, Angry Population

Their form of gun control means, of course, that only the police, the military and the criminals will have guns...

Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said... “We are going to bring disarmament and peace.”

What happens in a country where food is scarce, and those with guns can get everyone else to do what they want for food? How does decency survive?

Read more at SHTF

Aug 18 09:42

Venezuela Confiscates Guns As Murder Rates Soar

As murder rates soar in the capital city of Caracas, government officials look to seize guns and register ammunition...

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Aug 18 07:16

TOWN COMES TOGETHER AND FORCES MONSANTO GMO SEED FACILITY TO BE DISMANTLED

Residents of an Argentinian town have forced one of Monsanto’s half-completed GMO seed plants to be dismantled. Activists have been marching, petitioning, and talking to the government as well as Monsanto for three years now to urge them to disallow the company’s latest expansion — a multi-million dollar, genetically modified seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina.

In a bid to gain local support, Monsanto once said:

“Cordobeses (residents of Córdoba) will be proud to have one of the most important [seed-producing] plants in the world . . .The more than one thousand employees of Monsanto Argentina are proud and thankful to be a part of the community of Malvinas, Argentina.”

The sentiment was not shared among a massive number of Malvinas residents, however.

Aug 13 10:49

U.S. Backed Opposition in Venezuela Attempts to Usher in Monsanto

By Brandon Turbeville

As the U.S. empire exhausts itself on wars in the Middle East and provocations in Asia and Eastern Europe, the “democracy” and “free market reforms” that are a hallmark of the Anglo-American system are becoming more and more apparent to the rest of the world.

One hallmark of Western imperialism has been the spread and even the mandate of Big Ag GMO seeds where the Anglo-American empire cannot spread itself by corruption, bribes and covert means, militarily conquered nations are often forced to abandon traditional agriculture in favor of “biotechnology” particularly products that belong to multinational corporations like Monsanto...

Aug 12 12:37

Monsanto Backs Out Of Seed Plant In Argentina After Protests

In yet another victory against the multinational corporation Monsanto in Argentina, the company has now announced that it will dismantle its multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Malvinas. Monsanto made the decision to give up on its seed plant after three years worth of protests from local citizens and GMO-free campaigners from…

Aug 12 06:42

This One Photo of the Olympics Sums Up Everything Wrong With Society

Waking Times

The world is fracturing at the seams at present, and in this recent photo from Rio, the stark contrast between manufactured reality and truth is clearly visible. Thousands of people are starving just outside of view of the cameras, poor people are being violently hustled out of sight by riot police, and crimes of desperation of rocking the city, yet, in the Olympic arena, paid security is doing its part to shelter event-goers from the harsh reality of life in one of the world’s most troubled cities.

Aug 04 08:09

Rio 2016: Fury erupts in streets as Olympic torch arrives in turmoil city

RIOTS have broken out in Rio de Janeiro after fury swept crowds as the Olympic torch arrived in the host city.

The growing discontent in the city reached boiling point at the end of the torch's three-month tour, as outraged locals took to the streets to demonstrate against the prestigious games.

In a shocking clip, infuriated Brazilians can be seen clashing with riot police after it was revealed the costs of hosting the games has increased by more than 50 per cent.

The country only recently admitted the total cost of the global event would reach $4.6bn as the country is facing its second year of recession.

Aug 03 08:32

'Socialist experiment' Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues

A BBC journalist, who attempted to film the crisis, was stopped and forced by soldiers to delete footage of a protest outside a supermarket as desperate Venezuelans waited for food.

Baying crowds shouted “We want to buy stuff!” as they grouped outside the store in the country’s capital, Caracas.

BBC journalist Vladimir Hernandez reports that many people approached him to say they had queued for 12 hours without being able to buy what they wanted.

In the short clip, the crew are warned by a demonstrator that they have been spotted by members of the Venezuelan army.

They are soon surrounded by soldiers as the crowd screams: “Let them film!”

Soldiers can then be heard saying: “Delete that video right now in front of me,” as the journalists are moved away from the demonstrations.

During his report on BBC Newsnight, the journalist said: “Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro faces an economic crisis unlike any Venezuela has seen before.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Conveniently absent in this report is the issue of US sanctions against Venezuela, which is reeling economically because of the severe drop in oil prices. As reported at presstv.com in March of this year:

US President Barack Obama has renewed an executive order that declares Venezuela a threat to the US, extending sanctions against the South American country for one more year. In renewing the measure, Obama said on Thursday that the situation in Venezuela constituted an "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States" and that he was declaring a "national emergency" to counter that threat. The Obama administration first issued the executive order against Venezuela in March of last year, which provoked a storm of controversy inside the country and a backlash throughout Latin America. Following last year’s decree, Obama ordered sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials, whose economy has been battered by the steep drop in global oil prices. Venezuela has condemned the measure as a sign of Washington’s perpetual hostility towards the Latin American nation. The National Emergencies Act is a tool American presidents possess that allows them to impose sanctions on a country under certain circumstances that go beyond what Congress has approved.

While the sanctions per se would not put Venezuela over the edge geopolitically, they are a tool engineered to make the country fall more quickly and deeply into chaos, in order that "regime change" can happen, and more US-centric government can be installed.

Maduro is in deep trouble right now with his people, and the food shortages, coupled with "forced agricultural work" is not helping at all. As reported at money.cnn.com on 29 July:

A new decree by Venezuela's government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country's severe food shortages. That "effectively amounts to forced labor," according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as "unlawful." In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country's fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended "if circumstances merit." "Trying to tackle Venezuela's severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid," Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas' Director at Amnesty International, said in a statement. President Nicolas Maduro is using his executive powers to declare a state of economic emergency. By using a decree, he can legally circumvent Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly -- the Congress -- which is staunchly against all of Maduro's actions.

Aug 02 17:06

YAY SOCIALISM! Venezuela in Ruins: 12-Hour Food Lines… (Where flour, pasta and milk can cost a month’s pay)

“There’s some food on sale but most people can’t afford to buy it. Venezuela has the highest inflation in the world and it’s hitting the poor the hardest."

Jul 31 19:24

Controlled explosion at Rio’s Olympic stadium just days before opening ceremony

Authorities sent in a robot to investigate the toolbox on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium as rehearsals for the ceremony were underway.

The toolbox is believed to have exploded when the robot touched it. No injuries have been reported.

Jul 31 18:27

How the Treasonous Venezuelan Oligarchs are Sabotaging Venezuela

The problems in Venezuela are caused by Oligarchs stealing from the people using fraud via manipulated currency rates.
The US supports these Oligarchs because they want the Oil back that Chavez nationalised. They also want to show other nations that taking back resources from Wall St. will not be tolerated.

Nations are not allowed to put the interest of the People before the interests of Wall St.

Jul 31 09:03

This Is What Life Is Like In Venezuela

Jul 31 07:25

Starving Venezuelans Break Into Zoo And Eat Equally Starving Animals

A food shortage plaguing Venezuela right now has thrown citizens into a frenzy in search for sustenance and they have resorted to breaking into zoos to butcher and eat the animals. Last week, groups of intruders broke into Caricuao Zoo in Caracas, Venezuela, pulled a rare black stallion from its cage, and slaughtered him there on the spot. They left behind only his head and ribs, which zookeepers found in the morning when they entered to care for the lone horse.

Jul 30 08:01

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

General Dumbford head of the joint chiefs of staff is headed to Turkey to convince Erdogan that the US didn't try to overthrow him.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
The world no longer believes the lies that spew from the mouths of American politicians and generals like vomit!
China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *........
Add Turkey to the list!

Webmaster addition: Also Cuba in 1898 and 1955, Chile in 1973, Philippines in 1899 and 1965, Hawaii in 1893, China 1900, Panama and Honduras in 1903, Mexico 1914, Panama again in 1989, Dominican Republic 1965, Cuba again in 1961 (failed), etc.

Jul 30 07:46

Neoliberalism to push Brazil off the cliff optimistically

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff refused to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio. She has been removed from power for six months and remains outraged by the impeachment that was organized by neo-liberals. Their media outlets trumpet about the "optimism" that has gripped the masses against the backdrop of an economic recovery in Brazil. Judging by the example of Argentina, Brazil's neighboring state, this optimism will not last long. The vote for the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff will take place on 20 August. To finally remove President from office, two-thirds of Brazilian senators will have to support the initiative. If it happens, acting head of state, neoliberal of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), Michel Temer, will stay in office before the elections in 2018...

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