International Relations

Guaido bristles as Maduro opens border with Colombia.

http://laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/guaido-dice-maduro-reabrio-frontera-colombia-presion-ciudadana/24124701 The head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of Venezuela by more than 50 countries, said on Saturday that the government of Nicolás Maduro ordered the reopening of border crossings with Colombia due to pressure from citizens. For the ‘pressure of citizens (because) there is a need …

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US feels internal bickering will undermine overthrow of Maduro.

The head of the US diplomacy, Mike Pompeo , warned in a private meeting that the internal divisions of the Venezuelan opposition are undermining the joint efforts to evict President Nicolás Maduro, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday . “Our problem, which is to keep the opposition together, has proven …

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US and Trump trying to ally with UK in HUAWEI 5G conflict.

US President Donald Trump said he hoped his country would reach an “extraordinary” trade agreement with the United Kingdom after Brexit, and was convinced that it would reach an agreement with London on the Chinese Huawei group. The United Kingdom had to leave the European Union on March 29, but …

Entertainment

Alfredo de Saint Malo Musical Festival mixes together the best that Panama has to offer.

A musical exchange The 13th edition of the Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival links and bridges between different musicians to offer quality concerts to the country. The event starts from today. https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/intercambio-musical_0_5315468430.html From today, we will witness a cultural exchange between various musicians of our country and the …

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Guaido ramps up rhetoric in firm defiance of Maduro.

The president of Venezuela in charge Juan Guaidó defended this Sunday the sending of delegates to Oslo in a mediation of Norway in the Venezuelan political crisis, warning critics of his own side with this way that they can end up being accomplices “of the dictatorship” of Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó …

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Maduro slyly enters the growing cyber battle between US and China.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced investments in telecommunications with Huawei and other Chinese and Russian companies, despite what he described as “tremendous aggression” by the United States against that company, indicated by Washington of espionage in favor of Beijing.     VS        Huawei lies about its collaboration …

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WORLD NEWS: Amid Brexit debacle, UK Prime Minister May to step down.

Visibly moved and with a broken voice, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday that she will leave office in two weeks, recognizing, after months of chaos, her inability to make accept the Brexit agreement she negotiated with Brussels. Critics corner English minister “I tried it three times” but “I …

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“Game of Thrones” ends historic run with a dud of a finale.

by James “JB” Bryson Simply stated. YAWN. Very disappointed with what I waited 8 years for. Too much to comment on. I’m simply too hurt. LOL ________________________________________________________________________________________ Cries of joy, sobs, scenes of hysterics, applause: the followers of Game of Thrones lived with passion until the last second of the …

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After brief siege attempt, US Embassy secured in Venezuela

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Embajador-Carlos-Vecchio-recuperacion-Washington_0_5305719383.html The Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, confirmed on the morning of Thursday, May 16, that his embassy in the city of Washington, DC was recovered. Vecchio explained that US federal police officers entered the diplomatic headquarters and evicted four pro-regime activists from Nicolás Maduro. “Out the …

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China and US trade impasse keeps on the uptick.

China announced on Monday that it will increase its customs duties as of June 1 on $ 60 billion of annual imports of US products, in retaliation for the actions taken by Washington . Trump advises China not to retaliate against the United States Customs duties will increase on a …

Entertainment

World goes BATSHIT as everyone watches “Game of Thrones” and says WTF.

Winter came, there were thunder and lightning, but the storm they promised became mere rain. Yes, it was a visually beautiful episode with a spectacular production level. Once again the director Miguel Sapochnik , who was in charge of episodes like Battle of the Bastards (6×9) and Winds of Winter …

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Guaido promotes stoppages to demonstrate for liberation from Maduro.

From Thursday, May 2, a series of staggered strikes will begin in Venezuela until a general strike with the intention of achieving the liberation of the country. US military intervention in Venezuela is ‘possible, if necessary’: Mike Pompeo Juan Guaidó tries to redouble pressure against Nicolás Maduro This was stated …

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Upcoming Russia and North Korea summit approaches. ( Varela upset at lack of invite ) ?? J.B

The announced summit on Thursday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a date that the Kremlin has been waiting for four years to gain prominence in one of the great challenges of global security: denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Kim made an ugly to …

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Pope speaks out against Maduro and Venezuela.

Pope Francis urged on Sunday to put an end to “social injustices, abuses and violence” in Venezuela and called for “a peaceful and negotiated solution” in Nicaragua . In his traditional Easter Sunday message, Francisco reminded Latin Americans that “they suffer the consequences of difficult political and economic situations.” The …

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Varela in China………………………AGAIN!!

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson So other than China being under Communist totalitarian rule, charged with a host of human rights violations, firm allies with Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba, one of the nations that still recognize the Maduro rule in Venezuela, ………………….beyond that I can see exactly …

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Venezuela: Essential functions begin to crumble under Maduro.

Millions of Venezuelans have been left “without a drop of water” by a shortage sharpened by the series of massive blackouts since early March, which forced Nicolás Maduro to ration electricity and reduce working hours in the oil country. Protest for lack of electricity and water Cacerolazos and spontaneous protests …

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Venezuela polarizes the tension between US and Russia/China.

The United States warned on Monday, March 25, that it will not remain passive while Russia exacerbates tensions in Venezuela with its support for the government of Nicolás Maduro . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his counterpart Sergei Lavrov that “the continued insertion of Russian military personnel to support …

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Guaido reaffirms support of Military that abandons Maduro in favor of his leadership.

The military that abandons Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will keep their ranks and will be reinstated when a new government takes office, according to an agreement approved on Tuesday by the opposition majority parliament. Trump reaffirms that EU evaluates ‘all options’ in Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela was addressed by …

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I was in Cuba in 2016 and it was a dump. Never saw THIS type of place.

by James “JB” Bryson While visiting Cuba I certainly did not expect it to be anything other than a country torn at the seams by poverty and a 50 year embargo. As is the case in most of the deprived places I have visited for various reasons in life ( …

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Back on Venezuelan soil, Guaido is calling for a state of emergency.

Venezuelan President-in-Charge Juan Guaidó announced on Sunday that he will ask Parliament on Monday to declare a “state of alarm” in Venezuela over the blackout that has kept almost the entire country collapsed since last Thursday, in order to request international assistance. The ‘agony’ of waiting for electric power to …

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EU cancels existing “blacklist” that included Panama as high risk for financial crimes.

It was an open secret, but this Thursday it became official. EU countries unanimously cancel the money laundering list that includes Panama The 28 countries that make up the European Union (EU) formally knocked down the ‘black’ list drawn up by the Commission that included Panama on the grounds that …

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Guaido returns to Venezuela, with a little help from COPA and Panama. Still a threat to be arrested

“We are going to recover our democracy, without any doubt, our freedom, at the service of our country,” enunciated the Venezuelan deputy Juan Guaidó through the open microphone. His words caused a stir on board the Copa Airlines flight 254, which departed from the Tocumen air terminal on Monday, at 8:55 …

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As if on cue, Russia opposes US support of Guaido, and intervention into Latin American stability.

Statements by National Security Adviser to the White House, John Bolton, show the intentions of the United States to impose its political model on Latin America, declared today the head of Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Alexander Schetinin. “This is something totally unacceptable and shows …

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United States stands in prompt defiance of Maduro, will defend any acts of violence against Guaido.

The vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, warned on Monday that any threat to the security of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will have a “quick response”, as the politician arrived in his country after visiting several South American nations. Juan Guaidó arrives in Venezuela by international airport …

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Guaido received in Brazil as a legitimate leader.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó , recognized by some 50 countries as interim president of his country and seeking more resolute support from Brazil, arrived early Thursday at Brasilia, local press reported, and will be received in the afternoon hours. by President Jair Bolsonaro, before his announced return to Caracas, …

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Crack in the armor of Maduro: Sr.Military Official already distances from Maduro

A senior official of the Armed Forces of Venezuela declared himself in disobedience against the president, Nicolás Maduro, on Tuesday night, encouraging the reports about the discomfort among the military. Brazil prepares operations to deliver humanitarian aid Maduro challenges Guaidó to call elections to ‘give him a roll’ In the …

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Ortega administration hands down 216 years of prison………….for Protesting!!!

The Nicaraguan justice imposed on Monday sentences to more than 200 years of prison to the opposition leaders Medardo Mairena and Pedro Mena for participating last year in the violent protests against Daniel Ortega’s government, his lawyer told AFP. Mairena was sentenced to 216 years in prison for “terrorism” and …

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Human Rights Watch warn that military intervention only supports Maduro narrative.

A military intervention in Venezuela would only serve to reinforce the narrative of Nicolás Maduro, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) responsible for America, José Miguel Vivanco, for whom the key to a solution for the country is the increase in international pressure . “There is no appetite in Latin …

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US advising Venezuela military to support Guaido or “lose everything” as rhetoric rises.

US President Donald Trump on Monday encouraged the Venezuelan military to accept the amnesty offered by opposition leader Juan Guaidó and break ranks with President Nicolás Maduro , or else “they will lose everything.” “They can choose between accepting the generous offer of amnesty from the president in charge of …

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US not ruling out intervention to bring end to unrest in Venezuela

The leader of the Committee of Armed Services of the US Senate, James Inhofe, admitted on Tuesday that a military intervention in Venezuela is an option that “is on the table” and warned that the possible presence of Russian troops in the country South American could be a turning point. …