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Venezuela Gives US Oil Execs House Arrest in Gesture to Biden
"Six American oil executives who had been jailed on corruption charges in Venezuela have now been granted house arrest there noticed the citgo six hauled away from a meeting in Caracas in twenty seventeen and held in jail they were convicted of embezzlement last year in a trial right with irregularities over a proposal to refinance billions in sit go bonds by offering a fifty percent stake in the company releasing the executives to house arrest is considered a good will gesture by president Nicolas Maduro as the bite in administration reviews U. S. policy toward Venezuela Biden's been critical of his predecessor's policy of regime change the new administration has been considering easing crippling oil sanctions and attempting diplomatic intervention hi Jackie Quinn
Six U.S. Oil Executives Are Convicted of Corruption in Venezuela
"Accord in Venezuela has sent in six American oil executives to prison for corruption. As NPR's Philip Reeves reports, the executives continue to maintain their innocence. The six are executives from Sicko, a refining company based in Houston. They were flown to Caracas three years ago for a meeting with Citgo's owners, Venezuela's state owned oil company there they were arrested by the government of Nicolas Maduro. And accused of running an embezzlement scheme. Washington has called for their release. But now a Venezuelan judge has sentenced five of the men to prison for just under nine years. The six was given 13 years. The news. Media and rights groups were denied access to the trial. The verdicts were greeted with dismayed by families and lawyers of the so called Sicko six who say they're innocent. Philip Reeves NPR news
Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison
"A Venezuelan tribunal has announced the outcome of the trial of six refinery executives who never came home from a twenty seventeen meeting in Caracas six American oil executives who were lured to Venezuela for a business meeting and event held for three years were found guilty of corruption charges by Venezuelan judge and sentenced to prison that's according to defense lawyers who dashed hopes of a quick release but said they would appeal five of the men were sentenced to prison terms of eight years and ten months one of them received a thirteen year sentence Alario Rafael Zambrano a brother to two of the men said they were victims of judicial terrorism the so called cico six are employees of the Houston based company it's owned by Venezuela's state oil company their arrest was the beginning of a purge by president Maduro's government at a time when relations between Caracas and Washington were crumbling news media and human rights groups were denied access to the hearings I'm Jennifer king
The Latest On municipal Elections
"A little bit about municipal elections of course in Brazil What what what's that? Give us give us the the big picture festival well, I voted a big deal because every single one of five, thousand, five, hundred. Seventy Brazilian cities will be voting for mayors and for councillors as well. So it's a big election, and of course, it's always as it happens to other countries it's a preview of the two, thousand, twenty, two presidential elections. So be interesting to see what's going to be the role of both sonar because of the beginning just a few months ago said, he's not going to get involved but now we're seeing that he's supporting a few of the candidates, but the thing is, of course, there's You know there's there's thirty or forty percent of the electorate that you know would vote for Bush scenario candidate but he's extremely toxic as well. the order. The same amount of number would never vote for a candidate supported by both sonar. Again I think it's going to be a very tough divisive election and again, Workers Party used to be such a strong political party Brazilian losing the appeal order. centre-left parties are starting to kind of gain more traction instead of the workers spiders. So that's an interesting thing about this election as well, and what do the polls say I mean just ready to? An association whether perceived or real with both narrow can be a boost or it can be a problem depending on where in the political spectrum you are. Do we know what the polls tell us and there's another interesting things on there in terms of the sorts of characters who are standing for action a big increase in number of military personnel. Explain also that we've talked about before absolutely and again this increasing military personnel of course, it comes more from the right-wing part but even the left they have some candidates and even in their names when people are voting is like major tone. Exactly. Or you know they they actually add they're tied to pseudo name. So people know exactly what they used to do but you know I was talking about another classic example here's some Paul the first South who someone is, is a hat on the polls he's supported by scenario is a TV presenters will kind of a populist even though he's ahead I'm not sure if he's actually going to win because there's he has a vast number of people that will never vote for him just because of his association with both Sonar, and in Rio you know we're loosing the blue. Shoe, quite a lot about this. Myself Valleys the current mayor and a former gospel singer as well. Again, he only have like forty percent of the polls. He didn't do a very good administration from. What I hear from people living there as well but he's the candidates have been supported by both sonar. I wonder if we're that can tell us a bit more house the reaction. Rio above that listen to I was going to bring you speak about Venezuela in a second but just on this point about it's both scenario I mean is he he sort of overshadow everything? Is it one of those things being Vanessa mentioned if we look at Rio these races, they're also have proxies for people's view about both in our that's certainly what it seems like sometimes looking from the outside. Yes. But also particularly that the main issue in. The minute always been it's totally economic, right so aside from all these elections and everything, it's really which parties are willing to offer some sort of boost to to the people living there and what we have. She had underneath the Bulls Nar administration in recent months, which allows cariocas from, which is, of course, this this payout to to the most deprived in the population, which is and so will very much depend on whether that sort of extended over the next few months to tidy through the election or not I. Think I think economic issue is a big thing. Here we go. There's some interesting aspects. Of this election as well so far we had the record number of candidates thirty, four percent of all the candidates are women. That's a record that doesn't mean that they will be elected sometimes they come from the smaller political parties as well, and for the first time we have candidates, they are either black or mixed race then white, that's a that's a first So even though we are under the administration that probably don't care that much about quotas or this kind of things but you know you see a little bit of change in Brazil perhaps the candidates are beginning to start to look like. The population in general. So that's an interesting aspect of this election and certainly something to welcome just briefly Fernando. Last point on. This is one of these areas where it would be a mistake to read too much into what happens in the municipal elections where we look ahead to the next general election or actually is quite a good indicator of which way the political winds on a national level also blowing I think we should definitely pay attention to this election in two thousand sixteen. We saw the rise of the right and kind of you could kind of understand Wassenaar was elected two years after. Okay interesting. Stuff listen. Let's cross back to you and I I mentioned Venezuela let's talk about this. You were living there I think some some years ago, but there's this really complex interesting legal battle that also comes right here to to London town as well. Tell us a bit more about this. Yes. So don't remind listeners the Maduro government launched legal action against the Bank of England earlier this year to try and force the Bank to release gold that the country has stored in the bank sports and England's quartered appeal decision that was made earlier this week on Monday isn't as definitive, some of the headlines had suggested. And they're sort of several layers to this. But essentially, the appeals court overturned a judgment which said that the UK had recognized opposition leader one guy do as Venezuela's rightful president. So in other words that local ruling is a victory for Maduro essentially sidelining any perceived power that Guido had as Venezuela's rightful president but Monday's decision actually means that this whole I mean it's a lot of money is a one billion. Dollars equivalent in gold. It will go back to the High Court in England and it will be up to a higher court to determine more definitively which of these two rival leaders is in charge in Venezuela and therefore he has control over the shiny gold bars which obviously tend to grab the column inches but I guess into this is a case where. This case speaks to a bigger picture dozen and it does also reflect this ongoing, very divisive political battle in in. Caracas. Can you just tell us what is the latest there what? What's the situation? Is it one of these things where again Everything that flows politically flows out of the economic strife, the country still during. Quite right I mean reading the actual ruling it disorders show unpick really the mess that Venezuela and the international community has got itself into with this to President Saga that's been going on since January twenty nineteen and the upstate new nothing the people who've been living there I mean in abject poverty fleeing the country in the millions and that has no proper healthcare system i. Mean when I was living back in twenty seventeen lesson learned today to do with this highly contagious virus. So the situation is critical as I say, having having an uncleared dramatic stance, own issues like the Golden, the Bank of England, which mode no doubt will go on for months only wasn't the the situation inside the country and creates stalemate when nothing moves on or improves. Tricky Times still ahead listen to it was good to hear from you, and if you're here in studio thank you. That's Markle's if you had noticed and Lucinda Elliott
2 US oil executives released from Venezuela prison to house arrest
"Former, US ambassador and Congressman Bill. Richardson. Says two of six American oil executives jailed in Venezuela have been released in given house arrest in a statement. Richardson identifies the to CITCO executives as Gustavo Cardenas in Jorges to show the six were arrested more than two years ago while on a business trip to Caracas and accused of Corruption Richardson now heads center. That works to free jailed Americans and other countries.
President Maduro Consolidates Power As The Opposition Grows Weaker
"Backed opposition in Venezuela has spent years trying to dislodge authoritarians President Nicolas Maduro. Nothing has worked instead, as John Otis reports Maduro has consolidated power, while the opposition appears to be growing weaker by the day. It wasn't long ago that Maduro's days appeared to be numbered. His oil rich country was facing its worst economic meltdown in history as well as crippling U. S sanctions. Nearly 60 nations recognised opposition leader Kwon Guido as Venezuela's rightful head of state in January. Why, though, was a guest of honor at President Trump's State of the Union address here this evening? A very brave man who carries with him the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all Venezuelans. Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate president of Venezuela. Juan Guido. Mr President, please take this message, but Nicolas Maduro is still ensconced in the presidential palace. The Venezuelan military has ignored y those calls to mutiny. Anti government protests have petered out. Meanwhile, the opposition is split between moderates who favor negotiations and hardliners who want military action to oust Maduro. The hardline strategy backfired in May, when a tiny force of exiled Venezuelan soldiers tried to invade their homeland. They were quickly captured or killed. So is very stock for us. Right now. We have a very, very complicated situation. That's unhealthy. Alvarado Ah, lawmaker with an opposition party called First Justice. The government jailed several party members. Then last month in a legal maneuver, it replaced the leaders of first justice and two other opposition parties, with politicians friendly to Maduro. Alvarado claims these new party bosses were paid off to switch sides. First, they persecute the literature off our party. Then they tried to divide us on DH. Then they replace the leadership of our party with new months that received the money off Maduro. The Venezuelan government ignored NPR's requests for comment. Chef Ramsay of the Washington office on Latin America, says Maduro wants to weaken but not eliminate the opposition. It is ultimately useful for the regime to point to the existence of opposition politicians in Venezuela, as it allows them to say that they live in a democracy. Maduro controls nearly every government institution. Except for the National Assembly, which is led by Juan Guido. But now the opposition is talking about boycotting this year's legislative elections because of fears of vote rigging. If the opposition does boycott why, though, will no longer be president of the Legislature. Jeff Ramsey notes that this post is the basis for his claim to be Venezuela's legitimate head of state. The international community is going to be at a crossroads where they'll have to decide whether to continue recognizing one way, although as interim president Venezuela at a recent rally in Caracas. Why, though, tried to buck up his followers, But if there's a political physical office, you know He acknowledged that they're worn down and frustrated. But he insisted the opposition would outlast Maduro. No, only are the wellbore idea. They are not going to defeat us. Why, though, proclaimed, We are still here
"caracas" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"I mean I'm just looking at Caracas right now I'm seeing a beautiful picture of downtown with this large mountain just right in the background and look subsequently Stein. Caracas. Yeah, it looks amazing but. I bet it kind of makes you sad knowing is knowing that because of how the? You need to get the fuck outta there. It's just so sad for me. I used to denote know how any sort of attachments to this country, but lately I just I just been around in Caracas and I I just learned to love the city. So to. Chicano go away is because this dangerous to leave here? I mean I I could probably do here but I just want better life. You Know Oh of course. Yeah I I totally understand. I feel like even just on kind of. My Monday just kind of boring day here it just in my apartment are what probably most Venezuelans would killed have and Not I mean I do I don't even know if like most people have running a C. or anything like that. But like we have a temperature controlled apartments I, you know the mini fridge with you know my beer a big fridge and. It's a safe neighborhood and everything else and and it makes me sad because. I understand why people want to leave and come here and and and I'm pretty right wing when it comes to like politics and stuff like that. But I do have an understanding of bringing in people who are like you, for example, who are inspired to make a better life and actually contribute to the economy instead of just come in here and just. Taking benefits like Oh. Yeah. I I. Always, I always felt like I have this sort of mb for American people in. This. Kind of. Yeah sort of. From people because I always see them in the Malwa stuff and always in my. How good it is like to be an American. And I know this stuff and us, of course everywhere..
"caracas" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"Less like one one hundred dollars want to buy food for yourself but it's just like the basic food like nothing. Just Bay not NAR exercise. Not. Know. Maybe mate move. This just. That's kind of that's kind of saying that saying like in the like living. It's just. A very very very, very basic stuff so Yeah. Yes so about fifty, two, hundred dollars a week. Give her take. Yeah. Wow. Trying to fight the last week probably. One hundred, hundred, a month. Probably Hundred a month. Yeah. Go back for one person. It also depends on where you live and stuff as well. I'm assuming Kazak. The this you know. Sort of farther parts of the country from the capital. To have more expensive stuff depending on what they produce for example. Stuff that's farther from from where they make the. From where they collect their fruits and vegetables, it's usually aren't expensive there Yeah is is, are there some really rich parts and Venezuela? We? We have a we have a sitting here me and that's basically Microsoft is. So basically, the surrounding cities are just rich just beyond belief you're talking about million dollar houses and things like that. Are there any like specific spots that are high end places in Venezuela? A couple. Yeah I mean there's there's Rich neighborhoods seeing Caracas, you name some from from from people that. Sounds are. Horse. The Euro. A friend reach songs in. Caracas. Mostly the eastern, that southeastern part of the series is to. Is the richest one. There's also like. Little for except for. A Town here in Minnesota let's call the NOCCO. Not. Really close to Caracas with. They. They have a lot of gas company. Sir Oh. That's a low rich people there. Yeah. Most of it is just natural gas. Gas Gotcha. Yeah. From there, there's also this little. Like. Sewn in. In the western part of the country like the ghost. It's called is.
"caracas" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"Place for when Israeli girl. When they don't. Have a BS are or the just I'm GonNa go the United States of the one hour deal with any of the photo here. They just despairing even myself blunt swain. Oh Okay Yeah. I was just going ask that. Yeah. What what are what are your plans what? Are you trying to bring your family. Are you just trying to go by yourself what your future goals and to try and get out of there? or No I'm trying to let good my license. I'm GONNA time engineer. Okay. Yeah. So it's a good some papers to to be able to come board. So, get that sort of first before. For trying to get Outta here but I'm planning to go I've just myself because chipper. But I do plan to take my family out of here when the CAN Is Family Very Important Venezuela. It is yeah. Yeah. I am most the Latin South Central South, American culture is I noticed that that family is a very important thing. Our though so I I do plan to. To. To bring them out with me, we're GONNA can. Can provided them I just by them so they'll be the refine her. How well has your side hustles with all digital imagery and all that stuff? A graphic design. Has that made you. A lot of money like really good money down they're. Not. Really I would. Say. Just an awful Lebron and. and buying. Some stuff for me whenever can yeah I if If. I gave me mouth such as just one. got like that. That sort of stuff not big stuff just in our chip stuff that. For. Yeah. Yeah some sometimes, it's really hard to. To find. Find War Conrad's especially because there's just so many people offering their services. Is there a lot of Venezuelans doing it as well? You Think There S and they're doing our software. Programming. and. Web Designing Fan treated morally. kind of stuff. Yeah. Yeah. Every kind of stuff that you can imagine you can make money off. On the Internet this going to be even as an and. Is because there's so much. Young people. Out. Missed to provide for their parents. and. What what do you think? You just live with your? How big is your family? Who? WHO's all? Three of us, me and my mom and my sister. Okay Gotcha and what what do you think an average salary would be for to just kind of get by for the month? What's the minimum you think? If, he could think an American dollars that would help out a lot. For a person like the whole family, just like a monthly monthly thing to get by on food studies. Person So. He says here too like magic. I'd say like. Fifty dollars a week two, hundred dollars a month. For You Yeah..
"caracas" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"I think. Law Panel. and. I saw for some days. But it was really. Very bad and there wasn't a lie. So nowhere pumping. No cellular data. Points of sale is. Basically went back in time. It was terrible man. Wessex's like a like A. Like endemic a global global crisis because. There was no water in our houses There was no electricity to power the point of sale to buy food. Food was. was getting damaged. You know what's getting spoiled on the Fridge all the food got spoiled actually that that time. How did you guys like live or what did you guys do to survive? I had to I had to go to to my girlfriend's place because she she lives I don't actually live in Caracas. Close to it. You live on the outskirts, the suburbs. So I had to go to her house and say and say there because she had I didn't have any water in my house. So. Does your. Family. She lives with her family. So there was her primary and my family they're staying less than ten people in the house. By those those as we? Deliver what you have and like go and buy food with. You know Gosh those we have because there no points of sale and we don't have to see because. The inflation doesn't allow us to I. Guess You know that would you just don't use cashier? We just got it all got. Yeah. So I I, I heard. Yeah I heard that a loaf of bread is like these two or three big fat stacks of dollars like it's so much money like it would be like a backpack full of money. Is that true your that? That's true venture. But. It's always changing because they just keep. Like higher bills like like bigger bales. Higher, be reveals to, to, keep up with inflation. AJA At some points it's been true. Jesus. Inflation skip ramping up. So I just kept changing. Now. I guess, the second part of the question were you ever near any point where he almost died? You think. I. Think I was. Like. Mocked..
"caracas" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"You have enough money and like. Yeah. If you have money, you can go with anything. Do you do like. Rich people are getting gangsters have they're kind of like own I'd say like communities or neighborhoods where they're kind just they basically protect themselves. So they kind of. There's. that. There's something called. Thrones here when Malysz Cambio. And just shown star controlled. By. The gangs. So as basically, yeah. Just kind of like a little mini warlord territory exactly like. How did the skull? Like formulas you know. Trump's sumps the. Yeah, there's some some start has this be sons or police can go in. So they can do whatever they wonder. They have they have weapons, they have grenades. They have lots of rounds they have like military grade weaponry of their. That they own government sold to them. It's just it's just some. Crazy man. Everything. You're telling me my mind starting just get. Blown by this. Now Jesus just so it is for me. It's just how. I think about it from up permanent sipe affective and it's gotta be pretty crazy because this is just what is regular for me. You know is a number for me to like no Internet, two hours is number for me to. Like have of better have Internet for this time so I could just get more and. We getting locking in our you know. Yeah. I. Know I stopped my toe and I feel like I have a bad day and you're telling me all these crazy things and kind of getting blown away and I don't think. Americans and a lot of other countries realized that we have you know. We Have A. Yeah I mean obviously certain people go through certain bad times but your country as a general a in general is just a hell to live in you know yeah it it's. There's always a struggle someone and yeah, it's it kind of blows my mind now are there are there certain? Are there how do I say like gangs Is there like a? Bit Major Gang that's over there are a cartel. By name not really by name but there, there's just some psalms. The are controlled by these other guy in these Sony's controlled by these sort of guy you know. There we're crises name. So getting names and the the. Sponsor to the the state kind of sponsors them too because they're selling them guns and everything. and. They know that they can just ask them to. Come down and just should the people leave people who? Don't want over also their hand they're. They're the government's henchmen essentially. So be like we'll keep you. Cool. We'll supply you with whatever, but you have to do what we say. I mean, they don't supply them doesn't much. You know they just have this..
"caracas" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"US Three. To one I everybody. Thank you for tuning in to long explorer. I'm your host Spencer. FISK. In today we have Christian Venice. Venezia and he is from Caracas Venezuela. and. Today I know a Lotta people have been wanting to ask them questions so and I want to get a lot of questions answered as well. So we are going to jump right into it how you doing today. Recoil Equal. Pretty. Good. So what I what I WANNA start off with is being in America and just seeing everything on the news and hearing about all the crazy stuff that's happening. Do you think the media is portraying how bad Venezuela it really is? Do you think it's over exaggerated or do you think it's very under exaggerated like what's your view on that? A man. A lot of stuff you guys don't see their Most most of the stuff you see is true. that. A lot of more valuable to. What is happening here? Yeah. decompress is it. Is Now is it? Is it true that? People really are starving kind of thing that that. That's that's absolutely true. ME. People are. There's a lot of people has gone out of here. You know the example Columbia or and all also of countries. In the United States that's off Minnesota's. So. While a lot of people students arrive that they're sending money to their families you know, yeah, just from America or these other countries. So that, that's most people are doing. I see and. The people that. That you know it just doesn't make enough money to treat it I mean to triage today. Yeah, and I'm assuming that causes a lot of violence and panic within the country and the community. I mean use to. Bring now that people just to afraid for government. Because you know that every time you go to A. To a protest or Whatever kind of you know my friends had eight shelley and yeah. That's GONNA be dead people that's. Like. Sure. You know the government has disorder of militias that they're saying that they send out to control.
British Airways Announces Immediate Retirement of Boeing 747 Fleet
"Airways has just announced this morning a little bit in line with Qantas that effective, almost immediately They're going to be retiring. Their whole fleet of seven forty sevens is currently have thirty one still in operation, which be taken out of the fleet, now of course is because a few passenger numbers and less capacity needed because all of these airlines are very well. They kind of need to get to a point of being carbon neutral they they need. Need to be of good pr, so the older planes get out of the fleets much earlier, but I thought it was exactly that there's still four hundred sixteen flying around the world at the beginning of this month, and I love how many had been manufactured and fifteen, one, thousand, five, hundred, fifty eight from fifty years ago. So when you think one in three of those planes is still in active service is an extraordinary number, and when you think about the seven forty seven hundred. If we want to sort of get a little bit. Nostalgic, there's there's really no other airline air aircraft that that's come close me yesterday. Three Eighty you know came out as as a full length, double decker but when you think about the the golden age of flying, we can go back and look at seven Oh sevens. What those meant to Pan and and and Flying Clippers and concord, but there is something about the seven forty seven as well it was, it was quite democratic to with an airliner of charter charter brands as as much is of course. Some of the world's leading carriers got you around the world. Yes back in the fifties began when the airlines began to say the US. Airlines began to sites by. Can you build us a plane? Maybe that's two and a half times bigger than anything else we currently have. They came up with the Boeing. It was tested in the late sixties. It went into service in nineteen seventy, but there's something about that shape. The court, every kid's imagination you. Remember being young and looking up at the sky and you'd see that, Silhouette. You could be the most useless plane-spotter in the world. You knew what you were saying. And there's something also just was glamorous about the notion that you could go up the spiral staircase and and up in another floor of a plane. And oddly we may have seen double deckers committed with the a three eighty. It doesn't have the glamorous. Double Decker bus. There was something about being in that little secret part at the top, it was almost like being on a private plane attached to a regular commercial flight that was that was glamour, and there was there was kind of sexiness about, and there's something side I mean depending on where we get. Over the coming months I do wonder if there's an opportunity 'cause we've seen Qantas have been looking at. Marketing sort of these these last flights on on on the seven forty seven, and of course they're still other carriers who still have them We'll see move. The Japanese are lens some years ago. They retire the for a lot for all of the same reasons. I mean for the fact that they are gas guzzlers. They don't have the most efficient engines that they they are. They are allowed. There is of course a new generation of a seven forty seven and it seems that the president of the United. States will be getting a few of them, but Do you think that this is all a bit knee-jerk or this is? This goes with the Times or do you think maybe be able? Look at this in a few months? Things improving or maybe we shouldn't have retarded them quite so quickly. Well as we've just said you, you just look how reliable they are. The the they have been evolving crashes in the past, but very rarely for technical reasons or design flaws to the plane and the. Great work is often many than there's. Versions, which is still being used in Kaga, but here Monaco. We've had some great stories. We flew on a seven four seven weeks in Andhra all the way from Tehran to Caracas via Damascus. With with Iran. We went on the emperor's plane. In Japan so the seven four seven has so many kind of extraordinary stores to is sad I think kind of going out service as you said still roughly four hundred. We'll be up
Venezuelan riot police drive off protesters with tear gas
"Venezuelan security forces and anti government protesters clashed in Caracas Tuesday riot police fire tear gas to disperse a March led by opposition leader want why go who's trying to reignite his campaign and get against embattled leader Nicolas Maduro the protest comes two months after pro government lawmaker sequence control of the National
Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela
"The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has promised to boost military and economic cooperation to help Venezuela deal with increasing pressure from the United States after meeting with president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas Mr Lavrov described as unacceptable any attempts to remove the Venezuelan government by
Venezuela’s Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Consolidating Grip on Power
"Opposition leader. Hongo Idaho has been blocked by soldiers from climbing over a fence to enter the parliament buildings in the country's capital Caracas authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro consolidated his grip on power on Sunday by taking control of the National
Christmas Racing Review: Part 2
"Welcome to our second festive review on the final furlong podcast on Miss Kennedy alongside Bet Fares Connor. Hello Hello Welcome back. My French French TV show. There wasn't it I I like that. What about do you want to do the accident? You can do not Lulu simple. It is also the glorious return from a long absence of at the races. Irish tipster on one of the best writers in the game final. Furlong podcast legend. Tony Kanaan his back on the show up. Build up the only one who really gives us some but this is you. Don't be hyping it up and down and happy new everyone Beta Beta. We agree to bike and show. We'll be talking reassessment and good risk that it's great to have you back. I know that you are incredibly busy. Best of luck a new bundle of joy on the way as well for the New Year so the workload is going to get even harder in in the house but looking forward to having you on the podcast a bit more and particularly unity with you and the children preview with you in the usual venue all being well and we're looking forward to that so look that'll be better Caracas. Well let's get into our review so in part one with Jess and Kate. We look back at Saint. Stephen's Day and boxing day from here. We're going from the twenty seven th onwards. So we'll start with the Patty's rewards club loyalties altis did look for rewards chase. This was check on poor soil is supposed to be crowning moment. I guess his return. He done a brilliant piece of work or at least it looked that way. Danny Mullen said worn the head cam it all it very impressive buddy got blown away. By the two stars of the moment Henry Debrum head and Rachel Blackmore the story on the fair exchange beforehand Karen. I presume shotgun personnel was being well-supported Yeah Second Priscilla laws. I mean this was the hartaway. We're all hoping to see over Christmas. This harstad we spoke about before Christmas was one of the ones who are really excited to see this race and never really for me got GEICO and in the race it did hit a low point. Few eight hundred surround want to four ALU tired hides a BS five point five which is nine to two and did eleven or ten into one in running which again until surprise me to be honest. I mean our plutarch's the youngest one in the race I suppose the kind of almost forgot how amazing and I wrote Shetland. Moore's last time I if I was looking at the shotgun slot ruin it. I don't know twenty split seemed to be almost missing an extra year when it it was coming up. I like to know what they are going to do. Now both does a lot of reasons. I suppose that you could still be in the campus. Well which can persuade was it. I ruin and so will I know some people have said the populist Carson maybe not sold audible for me but I'd like to see off new tired now go onto the right air. I'd like to see how we get on with that and shocking. We'll give it. We'll give one more ago. I wouldn't show the baby out with water. Just it was a disappointing on a strange Leopardstown and a strange Christmas relief for Willie mullins because a number of his big guns severely disappointed. Some of them had very a legitimate excuses. He still ended up being top trainer at Leopardstown which was odd considering the amount of bubbles that were burst but Gordon Elliott currently has a five hundred thousand euro lead over in the trainer's title but sh- as Brian Flanagan said whisper. That one quietly that he's currently got that lead. What did you make out of a plutarch? Let's start with the winner. Tony Ryanair as is the target for him much to Roy frustration. But this was in. This was impressive. Maybe we'll take Willie mullins Christmas for steroid very intentional Christmas and for a yard strange. They're we're having a strange season and history at no over the last couple of weeks mont seventeen eighteen percent whereas there's like William Orleans seasons past twenty percent thirty percent the question. I was asking me winning where all the new horses Commodore Chat Chat. lapis tones past year could be shared with emboldens would have maybe a couple of French horses. That hadn't been seen in on the days run in the mid and orders you'd be seen six to four in the morning east hates. Take that on 'cause off four to five and winds fifteen minutes and you're kicking yourself do toss this year are- recycling the same incident. Orders the fee spirituality. I wanted on Stevens the business and and the game it's Josh. Let's call him Jones. Noga be the Donnie Colorado's debate and Henry sources wherever wherever the new communist of the bar. Quick questions is is. Don't think deeply who's really nervous order the minutes. Jesus is Avenue. Thank you see what I'm getting at this time does pass to be fit the top of a novice whore you'll be thinking about not supreme body body more stats or whatever not this year so that that's a little bit strange. They last year obviously young harsh on in the champion Bumper Cheltenham. Blue Saturday. He'd already disbands. We may talk about emily and so some slightly stain season going on now William owners now some of them just come back to check on Bush lost some of them. You could argue are are needing to run a little bit. That would not be the usually it would win over the years so I was bit. Negatively is the bubble burst Chakma Shaw possibly reports this and he don't have a sort of an impossibly high salen after punches. Tony he destroyed. You officers the officers coming from win and grade wants and as has been pointed out that was. NBC's and follow him. He was a fresh horse. Daffy wasn't fresh injected Geneva wasn't fresh that lottery at that stage taught zoning twenty-seven Puerto a little bit of Lydia. NYDIA is good for very good place. When he tip evening free bought him a electors? The winner m writing is put in the salvaged performance. was dimissed. This one and I was amazed to cope with the drop in trip. Am I tipped this shop and I didn't think this was remotely possible that it was going to afford enough augments stick this Richard said he was on his head a little bit early on. Didn't didn't really look that way and I talked. He was well on top after last. was never allowed on. And you know what I think is he just. After taking another mass of jump he looked very good and am NASTYA. Henry says you need. They're enforcing motor navin. I know he's just he's just a proper a he is only faith it chuck. You'll be seeing all this scope which is seven had raised in France before it came to. Willie mullins wait. It didn't roll Naomi. Ah for whatever many days and just look this up here and toes and named is needed wasn't trained for those days those teams you know for good copy. So I'm I'm a little bit lukewarm checking schlock boat incredibly positive on a plutot on Henry debris made 'em noth- known for Shea and away from big risk so I'm wondering are they going to go championships with this horse and I'd be interested in them. Not just was a brilliant performance and dig a statement another step forward. I was very good on the clock as what trainer comments can always be open to interpretation. And that's something that Mara was referencing in our bonus. Bonus betting special podcast. which if you haven't listened to strongly recommend that you do that? He often takes trainer comments with a pinch of salt and he's more interested in just doing his own form work and coming up to his own conclusions. The initial plan was Ryanair. That was what they were. They were staging they were going to do. And of course. That's the distance that he the handicapped children last year. But Roy was putting the source up as a big price for the champion chase at the start of the season and you have jost post given him a little bit more encouragement. And when you look at the current Marcus like does a question mark over your deputy Sawyer is coming through and has looked very good. He's passed every test so far. But there's probably going to need a little bit more
UK politics in chaos.
"Coming up on the news a opposition MP's rage at Boris Johnson after he suspends Parliament US National Security Adviser John Bolton is fired and diesel cars emit more air pollution on hot days. It's Tuesday September Tan. I'm Anthony Davis opposition. Politicians rage to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five weeks suspension of parliament before the deadline for brexit which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons outside it and even across Europe parliament has been prorogued all suspended at the government's request until October fourteen addressed it move that gives Johnson arrest bite from rebellious lawmakers as he plots his next move and tries to lead Britain out of the European Union by October thirty first opposition. MP's chanted shame on you and held up signs reading silenced as Parliament was formerly shut down in the early hours of this morning as legislators implored House of Commons Speaker John Berko not to comply. He expressed his displeasure saying this is not a standard or normal almost prorogation. It's one of the longest for decades and it represents an act of executive. Fiat Berko said the suspension came off to MP's MP's inflicted a series of defeat some Boris Johnson's Brexit plans they also demanded the government released by Wednesday emails and text messages among aides aides and officials relating to suspending parliaments and planning for Brexit amid allegations that the suspension is being used to circumvent democracy opposition dishes Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Johnson of seeking to crash out of the E U and seek a one sided trade deal with the United States that would damage Britain and a no deal brexit is really trump. Deal Brexit Corbin told a union conference. No one can trust the word of a prime minister who is threatening to break break the law of force through a no deal Boris Johnson has acknowledged that a no deal brexit would be a failure of statecraft for which he would be partially to blame and he said he believed a deal could be struck by October eighteen when leaders of old twenty-eight. EU countries hold a summit in Brussels some MP's continuing doing to meet and debate parliamentary business informally as they feel now more than ever parliament should be sitting Donald Trump has fired. He's National Security Adviser John Bolton Lifelong proponent of American hard power off two months of division between the men over the direction of foreign and National Security Policy Trump announced the news earlier in a post on twitter Bolton tune was trump's third national security adviser and continue the pattern of departures by advisers who proved a bad fits for a White House leads by the president with no prior experience with the military national security or elected office Bolton's aggressive positions on Venezuela North Korea and Afghanistan clashed with the comparative reluctance of his boss to entertain new confrontations and wind down some old ones Baltin meanwhile communicated hatred in old school terms to leaders in Caracas Pyongyang and Tehran with threats about direct action from the US military and Bolton was was also said to have been a crucial force in torpedoing an agreement between trump a North Korean dictator. Kim Jon earn angry North Korean officials later Toco Bolton dim cited the some of positions like these and others was a national security adviser with a view about American strategic ways means and goals at stock odds with that of the president tensions eventually reached the point at which Bolton reportedly was excluded from meetings about about the war in Afghanistan these kinds of differences between trump and Bolton eventually spun the two men too far apart emissions from diesel cars even knew and supposedly cleaner models increase on hot days a new study has found raising questions over how cities suffering from air pollution can deal with urban heat islands and the climate crisis research in Paris by the real urban emissions initiative found that diesel car emissions of Nitrogen Oxides rose by twenty to thirty percent went when temperatures dropped thirty degrees centigrade a common event this summer emissions from a range of vehicles found to be many times higher than those declared by manufacturers in laboratory tests confirming earlier findings following the Twenty fifteen diesel gates scandal in which Volkswagen cars were found to emit forty times more nitrogen oxides on the road than during the Bartram Tests Call Obese Dismiss residents complaints about asthma and allergies as anecdotal title evidence and contest city halls measures to discourage car use in the city center. 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Betting Shops Are Thriving In Venezuela As Hyperinflation Roils The Economy
"Four million people have now fled Venezuela. They departed a country that is rich oil and other resources which now faces political and economic chaos. This is a story of the millions who remain how do they get through their days when goods are scarce in their money is almost worthless and Philip Breeze put the question to people in the capital city Caracas Simone Jazz calls himself a pure gambler. He's twenty two and says we'll help with that. He survives by betting horses right now. Jazz gaze is fixed on one particular horse on a T._v.. Screen above us. It's called blue eyes and it's running in the four thirty in the nearby city of Valencia. The race begins. Lou Is sets off in a cloud of dust carrying within the ocean prayers of Yes who sitting at the table with his friends catching pens racing guys a mobile phones pose betting shop on the east side of Caracas a middle class area where a few Venezuelan still have enough money to try to turn it into little says. He's here to win money to support his. Wife in two year old boy gambling is also an escape pick up with the almost upbringing side will depart from the crisis will around. He says his friend and fellow Gambler. I tail says a chips in size totally says we don't know what's happening outside here. You forget all the craziness yet. Venezuela's craziness is taking a toll here yeah to say like with the laws. If I said we saw no on your immune again though conceal element the lack of power and services bad for business says Danielle Lozano who's the betting shops duty floor manager sometimes sometimes the electricity cuts out in the middle of a race a few years ago. This place was packed with people gambling on all sorts of sports says solid Santo. WHO's thirty six today? There's a handful Venezuela's chronic lack of food medicine the havoc wrought by hyper inflation hard to escape Emmy familias any old my Vincent Percent Solo Simon says more than half his family's left Venezuela. He's wondering whether to do the same I asked him if people have a walk. In here and wager their entire salaries just to try to feed their families C._C._F.. Acre so he thought then Yes yes. He says we see that a lot. The full thirty ends blue eyes the winds to the delight the gamblers surviving in this murky world apart. We've come across town into the real world visit a woman called Yolanda Ronda unanimity seventy. It's an slum with a daughter and grandson in the poor westside cacus the alley that needs to her ramshackle home so narrow you could touch both sides at the same time. God landslide is all about precise calculations about how to stretch tiny resources as far as possible. She buys eggs one time I ask if she can afford meat it is with the United will let me give her first name and weren't to politics. She doesn't want to jeopardize resource that her family depends a food vox provided to the poor by the government of President Nicolas. caboodle distribution is controlled by local officials from the routing Socialist Party rights groups say these officials monitor people and strike them off the list if they criticized the government you landed says her box comes roughly once a month the last one contained laissez eighty oil beans lentils past milk rice sugar to she teases these out over a couple of weeks then tense to her pension with just a few dollars and the even smaller profit her daughter Lake selling vegetables as she pays no rent and almost no utility charges that money or goes on food to survive this a severe shortage of medicine so you'll end up gross herbs in yard that she believes leaves help control pain stomach upsets Jackie Miller winning that can east side of town in the other world. Luck has run out for Gamblers Simone C._B._s. n._F._l.. Says they've just lost race. The five fifteen's underway the hoping to repair the damage these to claim they usually come out on top but there are bad days since assess his family early worries the vast into stock Mucci Moesa many times. Would you say when they said he goes to and all your confuse me. He says he tells him just crested his lack. Do you ever think you're going to run out.
Venezuela in crisis
"Venezuela is a country in freefall as economic mismanagement an international sanctions. Combine to create desperately difficult times for its citizens as global debate centers, on who's to blame successive, socialist governments or countries like the US, who are putting the squeeze on the government of nNcholas Maduro, people are struggling for basics like food and medicine. US correspondent Zoe Daniel has recently returned from Venezuela as gentlest Venezuela is not an easy country to work in media vases, difficult to get and even with them in hand report is closely monitored by the authorities and government backed armed groups called collective owes rooms need to be checked for bugs sensitive interviews must be discussed in hushed tons movements should not be telegraphed and should never happen after dark time spent in each location needs to be limited violent crime is also close to the w-. I in the world and much of the story that needs to be told is in the slums, or barrios, where poverty hunger and disparition exacerbates that risk. There are also the gangs who trade in drugs, and ruled the roost in recent months, escalating political tensions have added the risk of protest rallies, turning violent clashes between opposition activists and government troops and proxies, all of this means that the stories of ordinary Venezuelans are infrequently told but when you give them the chance this sentiments a clear. Something by women and men young and old have to realize the critical situation, the country, is going through these days, hunger, misery, repression and unemployment. We spent a week in the slums of Caracas and surrounds talking to people about life and politics. Well, I. Research says that nine out of ten people in Venezuela, count afford enough food, because of hyperinflation, which is rented the local currency almost valueless government food parcels that handed out monthly a dwindling. Sometimes now, they come only every second or third month, and they're often missing case applies like milk. There's widespread frustration and people are starting to voice it. Even with the risk of recriminations, Ropeway sediment Settimio, nothing seems to improve it all gets worse. So I think they should be change to give the opportunity for someone else to rule the situation has created a window of opportunity for opposition later. One guy who was backed by the US, and ustralia among dozens of other countries when he declared himself president after twenty eighteen elections that are widely condemned as flawed, although you get the sense that it's a case of right place. Right. Time rather than one guy DOE, having specifically captured the public imagination ROY Innis weather. It's not just a problem for Venezuela, what the international community has done so far is very important. The recognition of our constitution and of me as interim president Australia did that to what's important. Now is to keep the pressure up the dictatorship won't voluntarily leave. And fortunately them enduro government wouldn't respond to the concerns raised by those who can't get enough food or medicine at a time when political division globally runs deep Venezuela's, plied attracts, at a response almost all of the Venezuelans that I've encountered blame the economic collapse, on mismanagement by successive governments who've nationalized, assets, subsidized goods and services failed to manage the country's oil revenues and allowed endemic, cronyism and corruption. They don't always mention soc. Realism specifically many still harked back formerly to the days of logistics, under, former president Hugo Chavez. But for many observers Venezuela's become a symbol of the broader failure of the socialist model, that's gained particular traction as lift and right retreat to their corners, the world over. However, defenders of socialism, attack outside nations for interfering in Venezuela, particularly the United States, which is imposed harsh sanctions and an embargo on oil Russia, China and Cuba continue to back the Madero administration. And that's a K driver of US involvement. The big picture issues, but for ordinary Venezuelans who've seen they country go from the richest in Latin America to a basket case they just want something to change, so they can feed their families, but from Caracas that's North American correspondent, Zoe Daniel.
Jailed Citgo executives ordered to stand trial in Venezuela
"News Americans in jail in Venezuela are going to trial. A judge in Caracas has ordered a trial in the case of six American oil executives held for eighteen months on corruption charges. The judge dismissed defense request the six employees of Houston-based. Citgo be released from prison and the charges dropped fifteen previous hearings had been cancelled president Medeiros government has accused the executive embezzlement stemming from proposal the refinance billions in citgo bonds. By offering up to a fifty percent stake in the company as
Ally of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Is Detained After Failed Uprising
"Unrest in Venezuela has prompted US officials to issue a warning it's as Bronco is not released a President, Nicolas Maduro Administrational, quote consequences. Same Broncos atop deputy opposition leader, one Guido Venezuelan intelligence operatives ordered him out of his car Wednesday in Caracas Zambrano reviews to get out they hoped his car up to a tow truck with him inside and let it away to prison. It's believed these now being held at one of the most notorious prisons in Caracas L Halley Kway. It's been the subject of widespread reporting on horrific human rights violations, and the Trump administration in the US as well as leaders from several other nations course, support quiet does opposition to the Madero
"caracas" Discussed on KOMO
"On the streets of Caracas. This man, saying they're defending liberty down with tyranny the battle cry of the opposition it all began with this three minute video. Why do calling on the rest of the armed forces to break ranks and joined the opposition. And woman his out. Why does say now is the moment the taking to the streets. But as well as bud thousands out there supporting him cheering those soldiers who defected Madero outraged calling it a coup and demanding his security forces squash, any uprising Madora still very much in control that country. But we saw clashes very very violent clashes that we haven't seen in months. One instance in particular was when an armored vehicle was facing off against demonstrators who had rocks and sticks and molotov cocktails, and they were trying to disperse the demonstrators. The demonstrators are throwing molotov cocktails trying to trying to set these these vehicles on fire and at one point a driver of one of these vehicles. Just hits the gas and advances in moves forward and ends up running over some of these demonstrators people were run over there. Protesters were injured and then after that there was exchanges of gunfire. People were just it seemed they were firing into the air firing in the direction of of whatever the opposition force was and we see one why take to the streets and walk through the streets with other members of the opposition party in and also with just regular Venezuelans. And these are these are regular Venezuelans here that are protesting. We've also seen every major member of President Trump's administration, including the president himself say that they're supporting one zero they're supporting the opposition movement and national security adviser John Bolton also with some strong words Madero still has control of his military. It's unclear what what oh can do if anything different factions of the military. So you have your your traditional army, and they are backing Maduro for several reasons, but one that they they get a piece of the action if you will the military's. Involved in in every business deal in the in the selling of boil in most transactions like in many totalitarian countries the military gets a piece of that action. So it has been official to them from financial standpoint to stand with Madero. And then there's there's what they call the clinic T-Bills, essentially like the citizen army of Madero regular people low income people that have been armed by by the government to make sure they backup Madero in situations. Like, this you have the national guard as well. And then you also have a militias that are that are the elderly. There's sort of the older statesman of the socialist party, but still support Medeiros well, and they had uniforms, the collectibles don't have uniforms, essentially, you know, civilians that are armed that. That actually do a lot of the killings when we talk about the five hundred or so opposition members that have been killed since Medeiros taken power. A lot of those killings and kidnappings are done by members of the collective oh. That is ABC senior national correspondent, Tom yomas..
Four Dead in Venezuela Clashes After Opposition Uprising
"Several days of violence in Caracas. Venezuela have left twenty people shot four of them killed including a four year old Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holding onto power and visiting a military base yesterday after the failed uprising to indicate that he's still in control the United States and many other nations are supporting the opposition leader there. One white. Oh, russia. China and Cuba are still supporting Madero US. Secretary of state compo says Venezuela's wounds are self inflicted the problems that have been years in the making it's been a socialist regime. I which Abbas now with Madero the destruction of weight wealthy nation the nation with more oil than. Any other country in the world
"caracas" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Land in Caracas. Spread the office for you to work as an accountant now empty abandoned overtaken by squatters people like me, you lost everything who limp a little more each day toward their death. Me and all black now patrol the streets, shotguns, black bulletproof vest, black tarp, light shirts, black pants, black, military boobs. People hamper cars in the street because there's nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Gasping a bit. You rest below a crucifix statue the left tilting. Head of Christ in blazoned in a soft and satellite. The burnish rise of daylight breathing into a new day. Looking at Christ's perhaps for the first time you understand suffering. You understand his defeated? Look the look of hopelessness in violence in death. The hopelessness of surrendering and surrendering until it stops mattering. You hope. You have that one hope left that all things will change. But you really hope that just anything begins to change. It was also promising if the beginning everybody was going to be able to live the highlife and now only a handful art, then they are the ones that live behind the gate. This. You think to yourself? This is the socialist utopia. They promised all of us is Vince Whelan's. As you sit there under the statue. You begin to replay it all in your mind and wonder. Where are all those Americans those celebrities those from Hollywood. At praised our leaders. And helped convince us that this was the road to prosperity. I wonder what they're eating tonight. I saw something on MSNBC yesterday. They were giving the Venezuela coverage in case, you don't know. Venezuela is in revolution. Today. People are being killed today on the streets. And I was watching MSNBC some network that has held up Venezuela, Hugo Chavez and Madero as the future held them up for us to see as socialism. Was our future. It was what we needed to do. It was what's going to repair our healthcare our country. It's going to make everyone equal guess. Socialism. Makes everyone equal equally miserable equally hungry and eventually equally dead..
Putsch comes to shove: Venezuela
"And welcome to the intelligence on economist radio. I'm your host. Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world. After yesterday's dramatic attempt to oust Venezuela's president. We take a look at coups around the world, what makes them happy. What makes them succeed, and what are the risks for coup-plotters fail? And a surprise raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid reveals just how difficult and thankless it is to be a dissident against the North Korean regime. But I. In Venezuela yesterday, the opposition leader one Guido made his move to try to overthrow the embattled President Nicolas muddle, he claimed his operation. Liberty would be the final push to depose a man who has retained power only through a sham election. Mr. Guido is supported by millions of Venezuelans or suffering from regime inflicted hunger and hardship. But it's the support of the military. He needs in order to take power. And despite promising early signs not enough of them decided to abandon Mr. Muto. Lobue leniency called Pai tau. In a defiant television address, the president called the attempt of failure lambasting those who handed their souls over to the coup mongering, far, right? I was waking up shortly after six AM by the sound of saucepans being bashed, which is a traditional form of protest in Venezuela. Stephen Gibbs rights for the economist he was among the crowds in the capital Caracas yesterday as events unfolded. And it soon transpired what was going on. And that was the one I do was calling for a military uprising. We went over the us. Lootah bell imprinting gynecology perfume in no fuel inter inter one hundred zero as soon became apparent that. This was by no means a normal day all shops with barricaded opposite. As they usually are when there is a protest, but this was not a typical protest because a Hong wide other was out with soldiers. And they were all standing on this a motorway that overlooks the military basement airbase right in the center of Caracas and those soldiers will wearing blue on bans as a symbol of their defection and the crowds grew and grew. An inside that base. The sort of big question was whether the people inside the soldiers, the conscripts inside would he'd what those outside were saying, which is come and join us rebel against the Madora government. Pretty quick it became apparent that. They weren't going to do that it will far in ice towards the crowns toward us that were just on the other side of the barricade. And then things got even uglier the rebel soldiers. Apparently sort of rattled by something began to fire live rounds into the air. That go to whole lot of people running and it was a precarious situation. And then there was a sort of a standoff that lasted for several hours. One of the more striking things that was was. There was Leopold Lopez. He is Venezuela's most famous political prisoner. He's been in jail or under house arrest since twenty fourteen. So to see him walking the streets. Not balking particularly far was quite extraordinary in in. He managed to release himself by a defection of those people that were guarding him. So it was clear that this wasn't as I say a normal protest. Something unusual was going on that went on for several hours until after the tear gas through gone on bearable. Most of the protesters recapped to the square in out mirror here in eastern Caracas. And there was quite oh and Leopoldo Lopez and several members of the national guard who had defected, and they were being sort of hugged by supporters. They were some of them with. With the family, and this was the image. Of course, the opposition was hoping would be repeated massively across the country. This is what they're trying to do. They're trying to do a sort of fell revolution where the feared security forces. Give up put down their arms and say, you know, we're not going to support Madore or anymore where with this new president and everything's going to change. It didn't happen. It sounds like there was good public supports on the streets anyway for Mr. Guido or the people rallying behind him more widely. The short answer is. Yes, I mean, given that he was a relatively unknown figure last year. And now he is unquestionably the most famous opposition leader in Suada. It is probably were saying that a lot of the support for two is a sort of protest vote against Maduro Midori is not popular. But he given that he is saying that he's leading a popular revolu. Nation that in his last a contested election. The one that you know, Guido and the opposition and much of the international community says was rigged last year in a he's standing for reelection. Or he stood for reelection. In the midst of the deepest recession in the world inflation heading for ten million percent, everyone feeling poor more miserable public services here. Collapsing. So, you know, the idea that he could really come on Syria support seems implausible and what about the military whose allegiance has always been the Lynch pin here. What what support does Mr. Guido have from them? I mean, it might be fair to say not as much support as he hopes since he came on the scene in early January. He has repeatedly said look, I can only do this. If the military come with me, I think there's no question in the lower ranks of the army and the forces people know happy head because they're suffering. Exactly the same way the most. Venezuelan's suffering. The problem is that the high ranking generals and the of Venezuela that notoriously has a top heavy army with with thousands of generals a lot of them on a benefiting from the chaos here from the corruption which Unity's that may afford them a new also the whole forces. This is one of the things that were job is Maderas assisted. Did he politicized that institution? Effectively everyone sort of fouls their allegiance to the socialist, revolution and not just Venezuela. So it is a relatively world controlled institution. As as one guy to is is finding out and what will happen to Mr White. Oh, if this fails altogether. If this fails, which is perfectly probable identing it's necessarily the end of quavo. You know, he will probably continue an hope that the drip-by-drip discontent in the military against Maduro. We'll alternate. Really bear fruit. And I think the other person to watch is there Puerto Lopez. He's now out of house arrest. He's going to be living. It seems in the Spanish embassy. That means he's conceive people. He can meet people he can negotiate and that will be an instinct additional little twist to this long-running saga.
"caracas" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Bolton he's going down the list of why this is good that Guido is is coming in pushing out Madero. It looks like it may actually take place. There are still pockets of of smoke and people in the streets and for the first time military, basically breaking. Away from supporting Madero military officers and a lot of their equipment and so forth is now backing one Guido. So why does up at a pre draw pre dawn address this morning in Caracas saying this is the moment to moment is now and he appeared for the first time with members of the military. Which he has asked for support from the military to get behind him in the past. It's always failed. But today apparently the military at least some of them are backing Widodo. Let the people are starving. They have food shortages. They have blackouts. They got a collapsing economy. We put sanctions on their oil business. So it makes it very hard for them to do any business other than you heard Bolton other than with Russia and China and Cuba who are propping up Madero. So we'll see if this dictator. Gets thrown out today or not this is a sound of the streets of Caracas. This is a woman who put her phone out the window of her home in Caracas and captured. These sounds which she put up on Twitter..
"caracas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The waterfront shuttered and dark. In previous years a trip to accommodate wouldn't be complete without heating Leah's restaurant. That is if you could get a seat today. Lia tries to hide a tear. She unlocks a once famous eatery to show me around inside. All the chairs are opportune on cobweb covered tables. The menus still have the special of the day up from a few years ago, the convivial atmosphere and our delicious, home cooking a gun. It is now an abandoned space a thriving local business gathering dust. It's not to think back on what we were especially at Miami. It's very upsetting. But I keep hoping that this is going to change that we'll see a change in Venezuela. And overnight sorta Sophia crooked. Obey Leah is an institution in the town. I'm not scared to talk. She said when we first met and in a country where publicly criticising Google, China is can land you in trouble. She meant it. You also media. You look great. You'll get the blame Hugo Chavez for his measures and his crazy ideas. The problem with this one Madurai is too stubborn to undo them. The things have been going from bad to worse for years, the banks closed our savings lost. It was letters and trips to Caracas chasing the authorities..
"caracas" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"To the streets in Caracas today protesting for opposition leader, Juan Guido was declared himself interim president others demonstrated on behalf of President Nicolas Maduro who's considered a strongman by many Madero says he will hold congressional elections early democratic presidential candidate Kirsten gillibrand was in New Hampshire today. With harsh words for the Trump administration. The Senator from New York saying the president goes out of his way to sow division. So angry what President Trump has done. Putting the hate and division into this country is terrible is not who we are as a nation. Every time he draws a line, whether it's racial lines religious lines socioeconomic lives. He's dividing us. And he's making us weaker not stronger yesterday another northeast Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced his presidential candidacy. This is Fox News. still putting off building that dream home. Now's the perfect time to talk with us about a mortgage loan with many options to consider. We'll find you the loan. That's right for you. Call us today. And let's get started. Thank of Clark county is an equal housing lender. Member FDIC. We've laid out a proposal of not not what we want. It's what the people in the professionals at the border have said that they need in order to do their jobs one or two things are gonna happen. But they were the fifth. We're gonna have a deal that would be good for the country, including the president's priorities. But also, thanks Democrats want or he will pursue building the wall on his own as commander-in-chief if we don't get a fair deal from congress. The government will either shut down on February fifteenth again. Or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the constitution of the United States. To address this emergence. Broadcasting from the southern border. This is the green line. Now with your host. Art bell quick though. Welcome back to the green line. And do I have things that talk about today? I got a message.
"caracas" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"It's five in Caracas. Supporters of the politically embattled socialist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held a rally today in the Venezuelan capital. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Hugo Chavez rise to power in Bolivia early. In Medeiros remarks. He proposed holding congressional elections early. With the clock ticking chore, the next government shutdown on February fifteenth there's little sign that either side of the contentious impasse is moving toward a deal to keep that from happening. CBS Errol Barnett reports that the leadership of house speaker Nancy Pelosi Democrats are holding firm wall money in in in the legislation refusing to fulfil the president's five point seven billion dollar demand to build a border barrier. Face. The nation's Margaret Brennan asked the president about the Goshi meeting with speaker Pelosi exclusive interview airing on Sunday, you had quite the showdown speaker Pelosi. What did you learn about negotiating with her? Well, I think that she was very rigid, which I would expect. But I think she is very bad for our country. Meantime, President Trump plans to embrace a unity and his state of the union speech on Tuesday, February fifth choosing greatness is the official White House theme, and the president is not expected to dwell on the government shutdown that delayed the speech a week or on the looming deadline to make a budget deal. Instead, the White House says he's expected to strike a unifying tone and focus on areas of potential bipartisan compromise, tough talk on border security ahead of President Trump's speech Tuesday night, the president is again, signaling that he's ready to take more drastic actions. Like declaring a national emergency to get his border wall. Saying Democrats don't care about protecting the border, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, insists that his party does support border security. Just not the president's vision of the president has been all about an absurd campaign promise rather than using taxpayer resources appropriately to protect our borders. You can hear President Trump's the state of the union address and the democratic response live here on WBZ radio Tuesday. Tonight beginning at nine PM, and you can catch us to on the free. Iheart radio app. It's two oh seven. We'll check. Bloomberg business. News nex..
"caracas" Discussed on KCRW
"From Caracas keyboard in the struggle for power from Venezuela's military police and a young lawyer who's not optimistic. There's a lot of people that suffered directly and indirectly. There's so many people dead. And I think there's people that won't get our forgiveness that more the latest news Saturday on weekend edition from NPR news that's weekend edition, Saturday and Sunday mornings at six on KCRW. Now this from KCRW news. The federal government is open for now. But some federal workers based in southern California are still struggling to get back on their feet. After missing two paychecks. That's why some local nonprofits are continuing to provide a system to federal employees. KCRW Sabas Allah's has more Orange County. Second harvest food. Bank says it will keep operating a pop up food pantry at John Wayne airport for TSA employees and other federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown and the food Bank says the pantry will stay open until there's no longer need for it. When the pop up I opened on January, twenty seconds. A survey conducted by second harvest found that ninety percent of local TSA workers said they could use some extra help while working without pay during the shutdown. The pantry is distributed over twenty thousand pounds of food to federal workers, which it says is quivering to seventeen thousand meals KCRW saw Gonzales food Bank of Santa Barbara county is also continuing to provide meals to federal workers with the no agreement between House Democrats and the White House on a border wall. Another shutdown could..
"caracas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Prisoners, so petro, although you say it's dangerous hit you you've come out onto the streets. Yes. Absolutely. Is is now or never. Some of the voices there from the streets in Caracas Phil I want to check in on a couple of points. You've been helping us keep track of one is where is the army. I mean, you you keep telling us that we're the army lands, and who they support is going to be a huge deciding factor in how all this plays out. Yes. Indeed. I think it is a very important. I think is the decisive factor if you want to choose one so far we haven't seen any sign that the high command of the military is. Splitting from the Douro. And what kind of impact are you seeing from the US decision to stop Madora government from earning money by selling oil to the US. We heard protesters talking about it has Madero or his government responded. Oh, yes. He has. And he's responded with great deal of anger. This is worth roughly a billion dollars a month to government. So it's a major problem for him. He desperately needs those funds. Interestingly our reports which started to emerge last night have grown today said a Russian passenger plane has arrived at an airport outside could Akkas and an opposition lawmaker who's a former central Bank director is saying that he's been told that this plane was hired to transport twenty tons of Venezuelan gold. And of course, the speculation is that this is a another way of raising funds in a desperate situation that Madonna is using by sending gold to Russia. Well, all kinds of plots of potential intrigue swirling their last question. Do we know what what what opposition leader one Goydos next move might be or even where he is all eyes are on Saturday. He's called a very big mass nationwide demonstration a nonviolent protests again on Saturday. I think that could be significantly bigger than what we have seen today. Thank you for your welcome. And here's Philip briefs in Caracas Venezuela. Fifty years ago today, the Beatles climb to a London rooftop and perform together for the first time in more than two years..
"caracas" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Prisoners. Although you say it's dangerous. You you've come out onto the streets. Oh, yes. Absolutely. Is is now or never. Some of the voices there from the streets in Caracas Phil I want to check in on a couple of points. You've been helping us keep track of one is where is the army. I mean, you you keep telling us that we're the army lands, and who they support is going to be a huge deciding factor in how all this plays out. Yes. Indeed. I think it is a very important. I think is the decisive factor if you want to choose one so far we haven't seen any sign that the high command of the military is. Splitting from the doodo. And what kind of impact are you seeing from the US decision to stop Maderas government from earning money by selling oil to the US. We heard protesters talking about it has Madero or his government responded. Oh, yes. He has. And he's responded with a great deal of anger. This is worth roughly a billion dollars a month to his government. So it's a major problem for him. He desperately needs those funds. Interestingly there are reports which started to emerge last night and have grown today said a big Russian passenger plane has arrived at an airport outside could Akers and an opposition lawmaker who's a former central Bank director is saying that he's been told that this plane was hired to transport twenty tons of Venezuelan gold. And of course, the speculation is that this is a another way of raising funds in a desperate situation that Modesto is using by sending gold to Russia. Well, all kinds of plots of potential intrigue swirling their last question. Do we know what what what opposition leader one Goydos next move might be or even where he is all eyes are on Saturday. He's called a very big mass nationwide. Demonstration a nonviolent protest again on Saturday. I think that could be significantly bigger than what we have seen today. Thank you. You're welcome NPR's, Philip briefs in Caracas Venezuela. Fifty years ago today,.
"caracas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Prisoners. So although you say it's dangerous here you come out onto the streets. Oh, yes. It is is now or never. Some of the voices there from the streets in Caracas Phil I want to check in on a couple of points. You've been helping us keep track of one is where is the army. I mean, you you keep telling us that we're the army lands, and who they support is going to be a huge deciding factor in how this plays out. Yes. Indeed. I think it is a very important. I think it's the decisive factor. If you want to choose one, so far we haven't seen any sign that the high command of the military is. Splitting from the Douro. And what kind of impact are you seeing from the US decision to stop Maderas government from earning money by selling oil to the US. We heard protesters talking about it has Madero or his government responded. Oh, yes. He has. And he's responded with a great deal of anger. This is worth roughly a billion dollars a month to his government. So it's a major problem for him. He desperately needs those funds. Interestingly the are reports which started to emerge last night and have grown today said a big Russian passenger plane has arrived at an airport outside could Akers and an opposition lawmaker who's a former central Bank director is saying that he's been told that this plane was hired to transport twenty tons of Venezuelan gold. And of course, the speculation is that this is a another way of raising funds in a desperate situation that Modesto is using by sending gold to rush. Well, all kinds of plots of potential intrigues swirling their last question. Do we know what what what position leader one Goydos next move might be or even where he is all eyes are on Saturday. He's called a very big mass nationwide demonstration a nonviolent protests again on Saturday. I think that could be significantly bigger than what we have seen today. Thank you. You're welcome. And Philip briefs in Caracas Venezuela. Fifty years ago today,.
"caracas" Discussed on KCRW
"Capital Caracas? Officials from the organization of American states will hold an emergency meeting in Washington DC today. They'll take up the Venezuela's situation, the Venezuelan opposition may try to demand that it be seated in place of the delegate from President Nicolas Maduro government, several countries still say they support Madero that includes Russia, China and Turkey. You're listening to NPR. Americans in Puerto Rico who lost their jobs after the 2017 hurricanes Maria and Irma can now start applying for disaster unemployment benefits, Puerto Rican officials, say back payments will be offered to people who qualified people who live in the US. Virgin Islands will also be covered. The decision means beneficiaries will qualify for another twenty six weeks of benefits. The Sundance film festival begins today in Park City, Utah this year the festival features documentaries on a number of high profile figures, including disgraced movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein. NPR's mandalit del Barco has more Harvey Weinstein was once a major player at the Sundance film festival now as he faces charges of sexual assault. Weinstein is a subject of a documentary called untouchable in the film, leaving Neverland two men claim that as children they were sexually abused by. Michael Jackson, other documentaries profile people like congress, member Alexandria classier. Cortez and jazz musician miles Davis anybody wants to keep creating they have.