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Trump Suggests ‘Military Option’ In Venezuela


More stupid, irresponsible rhetoric from the President of the United States.

Venezuela’s Opposition Questions Birthplace Of President

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela has its own version of a birther movement: (CNN) – Unable to defeat their political rival at the ballot box, some in the Venezuelan opposition are resorting to a tactic familiar to Americans: questioning the birthplace of the president. In the United States, the so-called “birther” movement disputed President Barack Obama’s legitimacy, claiming that he was […]

Venezuela, Nicaragua Offer Edward Snowden Asylum, Anna Chapman Offers Marriage

Edward Snowden

Two nations that seem to enjoy being thorns in the side of the United States have offered Edward Snowden asylum: President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela said Friday that he would offer asylum to the fugitive intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden, who has been stranded in a Moscow airport searching for a safe haven. “I have […]

Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong For Russia And Parts Unknown

Edward Snowden

Despite an extradition request from the United States, Edward Snowden left Hong Kong overnight on a flight to Moscow and parts unknown.

U.S. May Not Recognize New Venezuelan Government Without Recount


The prospects for a thawing of relations between the United States and Venezuela with the election of a new President aren’t looking so good at the moment: WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a recount of Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro’s narrow win, but Maduro told Kerry to mind […]

Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Election


Hugo Chavez’s former Vice-President has won the election to succeed him: CARACAS, Venezuela — In an unexpectedly close race, Venezuelans narrowly voted to continue Hugo Chávez‘s revolution, electing his handpicked political heir, Nicolás Maduro, to serve the remainder of his six-year term as president, officials said late Sunday. But the thin margin of victory could complicate […]

Chavez Heading To Cuba For More Cancer Treatment


Just months after being re-elected, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez announced that his cancer has returned and that he’s heading back to Cuba for more cancer treatment:   CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s ailing President Hugo Chavez flew to Cuba on Monday for cancer surgery, vowing to return quickly despite his unprecedented admission the disease could end his 14-year rule of the South […]

Hugo Chavez Says He’s Free Of Cancer


Running for another term as President, Hugo Chavez says he’s free of cancer: CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez declared himself fully recovered from cancer on Monday, three months before an election in which he is seeking another six-year term. “Free, free, totally free,” he told reporters when asked if he was free of […]

Iran Building Rocket Launch Facilities In Venezuela?


The Jerusalem Post is passing along a report from the German newspaper Die Welt that Iran is in the process of building rocket launching facilities in Venezuela: BERLIN – The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote in its Thursday edition. Venezuelan […]

Understanding Hugo Chávez Requires More than a Few Grains of Salt


Remember when dealing with the utterances of Hugo Chávez that you should take them with a grain of salt (or twelve).

Is the World Smiling Back?


Over the weekend North Korea fired a volley of short range missiles into the Sea of Japan in defiance of UNSC resolutions, heightening tensions between North Korea and its neighbors, South Korea and Japan. The Guardian Council has certified the election results in Iran and President Ahmadinejad and the “hardliners” that he represents seem even […]