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Judge lifts stay on sale of Venezuela's US refineries
"R. U. S. judge approved moving forward with the sale of Venezuela's prized U. S. based said coal refineries this takes the bankrupt Canadian mining company crystal X. one step closer to collecting one point four billion dollars it lost in a decade old takeover of its Venezuelan operation by the late socialist president Hugo Chavez Friday's ruling strikes a blow to Venezuela's opposition led by one by dole the opposition was banking on profits from Houston based citgo to finance the crisis torn nation's recovery if they were ever able to force president Nicolas Maduro from power citgo has three refineries in the U. S. and provides between five and ten percent of U. S. gasoline
Explainer 185: Bobi Wines red beret
"The current experiences of the United States should you would think they'd all nations for roll time from allowing celebrities usually entertainers or sports folk loose in the political sphere. It should of course be noted that the US is not not presently unique in succumbing to this fully Ukraine's. President is a comedian Liberia's of football Pakistan's. Prime Minister is a cricketer later. Dozens of lesser offices around the world are held by people who were helped into them buying name recognition acquired in other fields. Well let me tell you something. The answer is clear for the people to win. Politics as usual must lose so things considered it is not that all surprising that a popstar should fancy himself president Uganda Amazon Robert Trigger Alani Santana who performs under the name bobby wine was elected elected to Uganda's parliament in two thousand seventeen he stood as an independent in a by election in Dondo East and one big. I've come the parliament at a very sensitive time. I've just taken an oath to defend resolve and protect the constitution of the Republic Sleep of Uganda and that is going to be my major major goal right now since then wine has positioned himself for the next presidential election due in two thousand and twenty one among the symbols identifying his movement is the red beret worn by whine and his appearance it bears an emblem of of a clenched fist over a map of Uganda and the Motto People Power Our power but not for much longer if a new rule announced by Uganda's the government is observed a useful regulation has been discovered under which it is against the law for civilians to sport military clothing and some units of the Ganden People's defence force notably its military police wear red berries therefore the wearing of the red beret by non soldiers is henceforth punishable by up to five years in the clink. Bobi wine is among those skeptical that this decision is exclusively motivated by a desire to protect the integrity of the Ugandan army's insignia. It is wind said a sham. It is a blatant attempt to suffocate a successful threat to the autocratic status quo. This is pretty obviously correct. It also prompt the interesting question of exactly Walt Uganda's powers that be scared off at which point joint a recap of Uganda's powers that be or more accurately is this area peaceful full in spite of the nobody would start with a piece of Uganda Yoweri Musevenei now seventy five has been president of Uganda since one thousand nine hundred eighty six and plans to run again in two thousand and twenty one by the standards of Ugandan presidents most of any hasn't done a bad job but those standards were set by Idi Amin and Milton Obote both mad and terrible men Mussolini any to his credit played a considerable role in toppling both however as is invariably the case with overstaying and under challenged leaders. Musevenei has become complacent and his government corrupt Transparency International's global corruption index ranks Uganda slightly less bent than as a John which is basically owned by one family and slightly more so than the Central African Republic which is barely governed at all Uganda's population is young young more than three quarters of its people have been born during Musevini's rule and did he is restless certainly sufficiently so to take its chances with sorry pop singer. It's what they bring me. Wine can and claim reasonably that the leap from musician to politician is not in his case a long one. He has been keen campaigner on several issues and many the songs he has recorded in his studio in Cam. What you're a disheveled neighborhood of Kampala have addressed social injustice to the extent that in August he he was charged with intending to alarm annoy or ridicule President Musevini. Yeah this is not the only legal jeopardy presently hanging over wine he also faces charges of incitement to violence and treason and potentially a life sentence. If convicted wine claims that these charges are politically motivated and it would be very far from the first time that Musevini the people acting on his behalf have attempted to arrest opponents into submission invoking article twenty nine of the Constitution. We've got Dante's every citizen the right to assemble and demonstrate we are going to do this peacefully and take me on on the clube wine says he and his supporters. I will continue to wear the red beret. This is arguably a missed opportunity wine cooed by choosing something else. Just striking have have highlighted the silliness of Viennese edict and jettison the baggage associated with this particular item of Hillary in non-military circles. St Red Berry is an almost invariable choice of revolutionary posers and or populist scoundrels from Hugo Chavez in Venezuela to Julius Melena. Amo in South Africa wine would be within his rights admittedly to retort that it costs more of a dash than the disheveled floppy brimmed Bush hat long favored favored by Mussolini and also if it comes to a rap battle on the strength of Musevini's endeavors in this realm wine will up. I'm monocle twenty four amount.
Why did Venezuela become such a high priority under the Trump Administration?
"At the national national security council a position during which he played a key role in designing u._s. Policy toward venezuela one spent most of his career in various government assignments related to latin america. I had a chance to sit down with one to discuss the crisis that has unfolded in venezuela and what it means. We'll be right back with that discussion. After a quick break i'm michael morale and this is intelligence matters one welcome to intelligence matters. It is great to have you on the show and most importantly. It's great to see you again. Thank you michael good morning. I remember having the best mojto of my life with you in a bogota restaurant. I don't know probably six or seven years ago. It was served in a bowl is but i don't think we can talk about the rest of the story. No no it's <hes> yes <hes> andrei race d._c. I remember that place a large board yet lawrence gordon yes yes so on. You've retired from government sir. You spent the last part of your career at the the national security council in the early days of the trump administration. How did you end up at the <hes>. Fortuitously it was the front office. <hes> the state department was looking for somebody and as was the white house the predecessor in the position <hes> had parted after a very brief time they're less than a month and and i had been interviewed previously for the job general mcmaster at her to me. I thought it was going in for a for an interview and instead he pitched me and i ended up there i and in less than thirty days. He's a great guy. Isn't he. Yeah i i respect him. A lot. Gentlemen master didn't know me from adam gave me great opportunity in in his style. He recognizes ignites talent and brings it and let's flourish. Let's dig into venezuela. Which is the issue that i really wanna talk to you about. Wailer was not a high priority. I already for the obama administration. I was there i know but it became one for the trump administration. Why did that happen. How did that happen. How did it go from fairly low priority to high priority. You know it's an interesting question. I would say that we almost went almost two decades of uneven attention to venezuela even before the obama administration but i have no idea why president trump chose venezuela as an issue. It's authentic. It comes from him. It was not something that was briefed or coach to him by a member of his foreign policy staff. It's something he believed in. There are some issues like that. He's that he absolutely is high hi to and is authentic immigration drugs and venezuela. Is it the humanitarian peace. Do you think he was was struck. When during syrian president assad used serum gas in the president was so taken with the pictures of the dead children if it was humanitarian piece in venezuela or if somebody eighty had talked to him about it. It's just it's interesting to me. They don't want almost came out of nowhere. I don't wanna be trite but he did know venezuela from before through through is connections to the miss universe pageant tree and venezuela of course being a producer of miss universe's and takes pride in in the pageantry and so he had been there before and had a connection through that maybe he saw the slow deterioration of the conditions of venezuela so one. How would you describe u._s. Interests in venezuela. Why should americans care. Is this just a humanitarian issue you or is this a national security issue as well and i'll tell you i was at a dinner last night where we were talking about venezuela and one of the people they are said and i disagree with this. I'm interested to know what you're gonna say that. This is not a national security issue. This is only a humanitarian issue russian. What's your sense well. I'd say there's a what i call the trifecta of interest in in venezuela by the united states. I it very much a human rights rights issue. He goes to the heart of what we believe in and these issues of human rights violations or the violation of democracy is what drives a lot of the u._s. Interests and then finally it is security issues a national security issue from the point of view of stability in the region and the inviting those actors from outside of the region who have been involved all the issues of venezuela for a long time russia china ron come to mind and so it's very much of interest to us as a student of democracy. I'd point out that when i started in the region in the eighties most of the countries were dictatorships mostly right wing dictatorships except tellingly venezuela venezuela was a very stable democracy in a dedicated indicated self for a better part of a decade or two to help other countries reached democracy so to see venezuela a slip back into a dictatorship is particularly hurtful. Can you describe the situation inside venezuela today. Absolutely it's a failed state. That's that's the best way to put it. It's a place where nothing functions and what little functions does so through corruption. It's a place where almost everything you can point to his failing. That means means the banking system employment pollution. If you wanna talk about something that most people have a focused on but tremendous environmental effects of what's taking place in bend swell shortage of drinking water of course <hes> energy security public security almost everything you can point to them as well as an example of the collapse of that is you hear about it as a shortage of medicine and the impact that has as well what about refugees talk about refugees a little bit. I'm really paying to see the number <music> of swans and have leftover period of time that only the recent migration issuer <hes> of venezuelans but it actually predates predates that about four years back. We have a little over four million venezuelans living outside of as well as <hes> a result of that initial movement and in columbia in particular. We have almost one point eight million venezuelans invu- in columbia. If you wanna talk about what kind of stress at places on a neighboring country entry just think that's about three times the population of washington d._c. And that's not to speak of the populations of the venezuelans in panama on of course brazil and ecuador approve chile argentina primarily and those who departed earlier to places like italy and spain portugal it says refugees ages in the immediate neighborhood that creates risks does other countries right and then a stress on their ability to respond imagine if you're columbia's already a tough for you to provide <hes> education medical services to your own population just coming out of sixty year civil war than have to extend that even more to an an additional one point eight billion people so one. Let's keep the discussion going on current situation. Why do you think maduro has survived. You know when you have an economy cratered people fleeing the country by the millions as you noted and what seems like a vast majority the country actually despising him. Why is he been able to hang on. I think that's the definition of of a dictatorship there through an abusive power our and the use of might to stay in power and of course using the instruments that government to suppress democratic expression interestingly enough maduro enduro comes to power tapped by his predecessor hugo chavez to replace him handpicked successor. Here's an individual who did not have the grassroots support for a position like like that and and certainly not within the leadership chavez mo so it's a little bit of an aberration and his inner circle is quite small tight and so part of the reason he's remained ain't empowers because others permit him to remain in power. He's got a number of rivals and there is this very delicate balance that allows <hes> individual like madrid to stay in there and let's not forget of course it madero has a very close relationship to the cuban government that allows him of course instant area of support and legitimacy that substitutes the lack of support within his own party cuban support matter to him. How important is that. I think it's invaluable to him. It's not it's just not giving him advice. He takes advice from the cubans and a little bit of a security blanket and of course they're critical members of his security team bodyguard force in palo security. If it weren't for the cubans i think <hes> madero would be <hes> further weakened gained and it's not just him it's him and his inner circle have been born of cuban influence maduro studied in cuba ideological studies if you will and he does have a base of support curious because well. He is very tight with the cubans. He's not especially close arro- castro. I don't think that personally like each other but there's you you know there's a big splitting cuban right. He's more aligned with the further. Hardliners graduated school. What about the russians and what role did the russians play how important you know it's a curious role that the russians play in venezuela it there is no there are no historical ties between venezuela and russia this. This is a relatively recent phenomenon invited through chavez's desire to to have a counterbalance to the u._s. Influence so he bites the russians he invites the the use the purchase of russian military equipment communications equipment doctrine and something that is really a a foreign <hes> import into an sweater he he does that also as a way to provide some regional balance and the russians love it right the russians come in and they get to put their thumb in the eye of the united states a little bit of a counterbalance to the u._s. His interest and involvement in issues like the crimea for example or even syria one. I wanna ask you about <hes> one guido the the opposition leader what can you tell us about him and his movements and where that stands today. One wando is recent phenomenon in politics in venezuela in a welcome one. Here's an individual that's the opposite of a lot of other venezuelan and figures. He's not a tired figure. He represents a youthful outlook. He <hes> i would say that even a socio economically and culturally he reflects likes war of the venezuelan typical venezuelan and he's got a great story behind him so he he's selected to be the president of the national assembly early and he shows up and all of a sudden he takes all that energy youth enthusiasm and commitment and he turns it into something and be between that and the support of the other opposition parties. He's able to really change things around. We were in a in a low point and trying to encourage the regime change change its ways it's behavior and to move towards democracy and he he <hes> rather quickly moved in there got the support of the other parties became a tremendous this natural leader and galvanized the country and so what we have here is a surprise. I don't think anyone expected this sort of thing. He's come through strong and he's gotten the support of. I guess it's fifty four countries now and that's not an insignificant thing so one we we seem to be stuck at the moment. The kind of picture i have is that both madero in and guido hanging by their fingernails. How does this standoff end. And what role do you think the u._s. Should be playing well. They're they're few options and even fewer options after the failed. Let's call it coup attempt of thirty the april i think most everyone was a loser as a result of that event and now we have talks promoted by norway away taking place in barbados. I think that they're only a few ways out. It's got to be negotiated way out and i don't. I don't think conditions are are ready for something like that. The regime has become quite good at using talks and mediation negotiation to simply kick the can down the road to perpetuate themselves in power and and in the case of the opposition <hes> quite frankly. They've <hes> in these negotiations. They've gotten a short end of the stick time and time again so the regime is pretty practiced at eh abusing the issue of negotiation now. Thankfully norwegians have a long long experience in this but i don't think the conditions are there yet. You've got to provide the right confidence-building building measures so that you know that this time the re- regime really is serious and will abide by negotiations things they have proven to do in the past and <hes> at at the norwegians agents can nudge them in the right direction so one options negotiations a second of course is something that is unstated a largely which the international community probably would prefer a some sort of coup something like the failed thirty april event something that allows faction the military two in a bloodless suffered push away the toughest aspects of the regime and create a transitional government where everyone gets sit at the table and move the country back into democracy. The problem is at thirty april. The fact that it's a failed event probably makes that less likely and what makes it more likely as probably a palace coup the only winners on thirty april the military and they've probably now in a position to stage a coup or they could remain in power without inviting important members of the opposition or really only the ones that they would like to co op the thirdly something that's had a lot less talk lately and is a
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.
Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro And Caitlyn Yates discussed on PRI's The World
"Venezuela is still a big story an update to what's going on there. The opposition continues to question the legitimacy of President, Nicolas Maduro, and Maduro officials are still accusing the opposition of treason. But there's a twist, the government of Norway is now trying to mediate between the two sides event, as Waylon diplomat today confirm that talks have taken place. And also a couple of the issues that divide the two sides corruption and oil specifically, whether Maduro and before m Hugo Chavez, have used the profits from Venezuela's national oil company to create a global criminal enterprise, and proper Venezuela's collapsing economy that is the view of Caitlyn Yates. She's a co author of a new study for the National Defense University called Medeiros last stand. It argues at Venezuela's government is involved in illicit activities, like illegal gold mining and money laundering.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"So Hugo Chavez decided to nationalize companies and farms and factories now nationalize is a really fancy leftist term that means steel so his regime, stole whole companies whole farms from people full factories as a result of this, by the way, Exxon Mobil and Conoco Phillips left the country Venezuela. So now, you've got international capital is pulling out because they can't be in this unstable region where this thug government is just gonna steal your property. So they start pulling out the economy continues to falter. So what is shove is do does he pull back on socialism? Of course, not he seizes even more political power in two thousand twelve not long before he died. He outlawed private gun ownership all throughout Venezuela. Let me tell you something. If those people who are being crushed by tanks right now. Had private gun ownership. They would not be being crushed by tanks because they would be shooting the military and the cops and the thugs who are oppressing them, and who are attacking them and who were killing them extra judicially. Now, this brings us to twenty thirteen. Shabas dies Madero. His hand picked successor takes power at this point. I actually almost feel bad for Madero because the poison of socialism had run. Its course there was very little that he could do the Bill for all that free stuff that Hugo Chavez was giving out finally came due and at the same time, a drop in oil prices man that the government couldn't even keep up the pretense of solvency the jig was up. So the one thing Madero could have done is he could have gradually cut spending. He could have shown that he was gradually willing to respect property rights. He was eager for foreign investment. He was going to deal responsibly with his government. And then maybe more money would have come in is that what he did. No. Of course, not because he's a socialist. So instead what he did is. He just started printing money like I love when politicians think they can just print more money. They this has never worked in all of history. It's not even really short term solution because the minute you start doing it. Everybody begins to distrust, your government, distrust your economy and very very quickly. You get hyper inflation, which is exactly what happened. The hyper inflation triggered this revolution. Because the money was worthless. And that revolution triggered the violent crackdown that you see from the government that you see from tanks rolling over citizens in Venezuela. This is not the first time. This has happened to socialist government. This always happens and socialist governments. This always has happened in the Soviet Union had happened, obviously North Korea it happened in other Latin American socialist, governments happened in China happened in all of these places this is socialism. And here's the scary number. According to Gallup polling the majority of young Americans support socialism, they look favorably on socialism. And according to that same poll only forty five percent of young Americans look favorably on capitalism, which is to say private property, which is to say, the free exchange of goods and services. Young America is far more socialist than capitalist. The good news is a lot of polls show that young Americans can't define socialism. That's a good thing. But why do they identify socialist? Why do they look on it favorably? It's because politicians like Bernie Sanders in Alexandria, ocasio Cortez or openly peddling this poisonous ideology. And what they say is our idea of socialism, it's like Iceland, it's like Denmark, it's like Sweden. It's not like Venezuela. No, no, no, don't don't look at Venezuela. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. No, no, look over here at the Nordic countries that is simply a lie. We will explain why it's ally in a second but first lending club..
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Getting kind. Good Wednesday and welcome. We are at eight six three zero nine six two five. Everything seems to be going very well in Venezuela for NIA last my doorbell and frizz Powell lead v MIR Patine, I think we have we intercepted a phone call from Putin. I think we might have because there were reports yesterday that that Madeira was about to flee the country and go join us pals in Cuba, another slave ship where he could go live off the fed of somebody else's land and the ill-gotten gains of his corrupt political career having hitched his wagon, Hugo Chavez, the boulevard en- revolutionary. You know, things are going splendidly there in Venezuela. If you're looking to lose weight, it's probably the country for you everybody. There has lost if not half their body weight. They're working on it. It's there. It's a gulag. It's base turned into it was once the wealthiest country in Latin American that's a long ago really doesn't seem like long ago at all. I I think let me see George W Bush. Resident when it was the wealthiest country. Maybe Bill Clinton maybe have to go back to Bill Clinton when it was the wealthiest country in Latin America, and then in two thousand sixteen the average Venezuelan lost nineteen pounds. But it got better in two thousand seventeen the average Venezuelan lost twenty four pounds. So forget about that slimfast just by ticket Venezuela. Everything will work itself out there. Very nice provide that you don't mind eating flamingos and stuff out of the back of garbage trucks. It's the glory of socialism. And this is what's being proposed by the Democratic Party today at take a long time for us to be eating out of the back of garbage trucks here in America. And also make no mistake. Medeiros friends are not eating out of the back of garbage trucks and in every socialist country. There's the one percent there's the ruling class there's a late in the Soviet Union stolen Soviet Union. Not everybody was starving to death. Just the, you know, the the masses the the the plebeian or PLA bins if you prefer. And the working class the workers. It's the revolution has for them. And apparently they need to lose a lot of weight. It's up. These are some they were running citizens over with armored personnel carriers yesterday at a high rate of speed crushing them, real good. It's not clear whether those were Venezuelan troops. They might be Cuban troops because the commies the Cubans. They sent guys in there. And it's like Stalin used to send the Mongols in when you really wanted to rip up a city and kill everybody and destroy everything. And in Venezuela, send in the Cubans because the they got their training from the Soviets and the the Russians tradition that lives on generations later, and they love massacring their own people. They really like that this one of the things they're very good at seeing the twentieth century. In case you missed any part of it. It's full of lessons like this and stories like this. So venezuela. The yesterday apparently mud d'oro was preparing to leave the country. And there was a plane ready to take him to Cuba because they probably wouldn't be shot to death. There. And and he was ready to go. I'm sure he had as cash piled up. He's probably got Swiss Bank accounts and billions who's we read this years ago. Venezuelan media couple years ago, the wealthiest person in Venezuela is the daughter of Hugo Chavez. Billions I think three billion dollars was the number. And that's because she's just a hard work and woman came up with some clever, ideas credit a business did really, well, she's like the Kardashian of the Venezuela except not really she just stole all the stuff in her father stole all this stuff from everybody while they were starving to death. And it's a typical socialist story. Look at Bernie Sanders got three houses on rents four thousand at least two us to and a makes more than a million dollars a year. In a capitalist society by being a socialist, criticizing capitalism. It's good to be a socialist in America in Venezuela. It's not as good being a socialist. You know, it's it's a little this a little, but he was he was preparing to leave the country, and we have we have Mike Pompeo, actually, Mike Pompeo explaining that. And I think this is probably based on the way it's being couched from intelligence intercepts that as we're listening to flatter MIR puts phone calls, and and also to nNcholas Medeiros phone calls probably easier to listen to his phone calls. But Putin called him and said, what do you mean? You're. Vive there to have troops and any lectured Madero, you can't leave and go to Cuba, even though Cuba's our pal too. But see they want to the national. They wanna plunder Venezuela for everything that it's worth and the oil and the gold in the natural resources, and and they got that slave labor. They're living in squalor and poverty. So they'll work for next to nothing. This is for the Russians and the Chinese who are both in their up to their eyeballs. The Cubans are in there, the Iranians are in there have you seen the list of countries that support Madero? It's almost hilarious. It's like team America world police. It's like all the bad guys. Tim America world police. It's Russia China, North Korea Cambodia, Syria, Cuba, Iran. I was laughing. I was literally laughing out loud. I wrote them down here. I have listed my pocket right here. And I was laughing all the bad guy countries that that are still supporting this guy there fifty. Four at least maybe fifty six maybe more countries that are supporting the the replacement guy. One glide oh guide and and guide. Oh is he's a lefty make no mistake. He's he's basically, you know, he's very socialistic. He's about where Bernie Sanders is probably and Madero is to the left of him wherever you are on the left. You're destroying things where ever you go. But I was marveling. At this lists the rogues gallery of supporters Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, South Africa, that was kind of a wild card there. Iran Turkey there NATO member they got that thug. Their Bolivia Cambodia. Bellarusse Guay only Uruguay and Bolivia in South America. Supporting the the creek, that's destroying the new how what is supporting they got Daniel Ortega there, the Democrats love Daniel Ortega, and they killed. It's not clear how many citizens they killed yesterday because who's counting by the way CBS was taken excuse me CNN was taken off the air there yesterday. But nobody noticed because nobody watches them there either. So so it really didn't have much effect on anything, but CNN was pulled the plug on CNN in the whole country, which we saw that in tenement square. It's what the left does. They they murder is still plunder destroy all of that. Good stuff. But secretary state Mike Pompeo was asked about this last night about Madero preparing to flee the country and Putin gave them a call. And did the Boris Beden off thing. And told him he can't go or he tie his wife to some train tracks or something. And and it went like this as understanding that.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Kanus dot com. Welcome to the program. I wanna I wanna play a couple of pieces from Cossio Cortes here. She is on capitalism. Listen to this capitalism. Isn't to me is it's an ideology of capital. It means that we seek and prioritize prophet and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost and to me that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed. Okay. So there she is. It's very very clear yesterday. The guy who joined Bernie Sanders as his chief advisor and speechwriter is a guy who used to write for the Atlantic. And we're going to go into this a little bit later, but he used to write for the Atlantic and one of the articles. He wrote was the new socialist utopia of go shabas. And how great this this. The Hugo Chavez, socialism really was. So those are the people that you have coming at you. They're not looking at, you know, eating around the sides and changing this a little bit. It's a fundamental transformation. And what's frightening is if you listen to what a Cossio Cortez said in a hearing, and we'll get into this later. She said in a Senate hearing, recently, she was asking Wells Fargo. You know, why shouldn't you be held responsible for, you know, an oil spill because, you know, you'll ride alone to Exxon or to these pipeline companies like with we. We didn't design it we we don't run it. We loan the money. But shouldn't we hold you responsible as well? So you think better the second time.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Would you say the right courses to say that's his house? It's none of my business. That would be a perverse in a morally disturbing position to take the reason that the rest of the world is agitated is that you have a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. That is. Unmatched in the western hemisphere, and you would have to look for some of the worst examples out of Africa to come to any sort of parallel. That's right. And I think it's fair to say there was a survey sorted by the financial times said that one third of Venezuelans actually support external military intervention, but could use military intervention besotted as evidence that Washington Shays, Moscow's belief in gripe power sphere of influence. Well, look, I hope it doesn't come to military intervention. But the analogy is misplaced because if there is any intervention, ideally, Venezuelans will simply dispatch this this regime, they live under or do. So at most with the diplomatic and economic aid of their neighbors. But if they were to come to to US military intervention, I still think that's farfetched. It's very different to rescue a country from starvation and addicted toil regime than say what Russia is doing in Ukraine, which is simply seizing. Large swatches of land and declaring it Russian territory. So the suggestion is simply completely ill-conceived. If you just tuned in your Narin on Tom Switzer, my guest is Brits Stevens, he's a Pulitzer prize winning columnist with the New York Times, and we're talking about the crosses in socialist Venezuela, brick you've mentioned Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela from ninety nine to twenty third Hain, he championed twenty-first-century socialism. According to Jeremy Corbyn, the British live later, quote Chevy showed us there is a different and a bit away of doing things. It's called socialism. It's called social Justice. And it's something that Venezuela has made a big step towards in your New York Times. Call him Brit. You mentioned a nine Trump's key Niamey Kline. Why do you think I overlooked this regimes DACA sides mean I Well, think? I mean, I think in three cases that you mentioned you have people who I mean, take Corbin, I don't think Corbin has has alighted on a an anti-american despot whom he he does not like so there is a there's a certain kind of proclivity at the same as largely true of Noam Chomsky. So they were willing to overlook the human rights abuses of China's regime much in the way, by the way that a previous generation of left wing intellectuals was prepared to overlook the the Gulag Archipelago and the Soviet Union or the depredations of the cultural revolution in in Maoist China. So this is in fact, a very old story with western intellectuals who are for a variety of reasons attracted to totalitarian regimes and are prepared to close their eyes to the clear evidence of what the real affects of their policies. Are it is fellow traveling with with tyrants and may mall, given the failure of socialism? This clearly self evident here as you point out. Isn't it are running that so many American Democrats most notably Buni Sanders, but there are others such as this newly elected congresswoman from New York Alexandria, a court is they want socialism for the US rot. Well, look, let's be clear when they speak of socialism. What they really have in mind is something like what social scientists might call social democracy, which the model that pains in the Scandinavian economies. It's what what you and I would call mixed economy with a slightly larger role for the state than than the one that you have in the United States, and certainly in Australia, but the central point in what I think worries me is that the use of this word, socialism, really sort of neglect the real problem with the theory, which is that as soon as you start giving the economy or larger larger parts of the economy to politicians to control the opportunities for corruption for nepotism for miss. Management and for loss-making increase exponentially..
Collapse Of Health System Sends Venezuelans Fleeing To Brazil For Basic Meds
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast. Here's one sign of how deep the crisis in Venezuela is it's healthcare system has collapsed. Regional officials say a measles outbreak that began. There was not controlled. It's now spreading throughout South America, and some basic medical supplies and medications, even surgical gloves are no longer available in clinics in Venezuela. And peers Jason Bogan has more by just about every measurement possible. Venezuela's once impressive medical system has fallen apart the Latin American nation with the largest oil reserves in the world is now dealing with an ongoing measles outbreak that last year sick and thousands of people and killed at least seventy four clinics have run out of basic surgical supply. Lies and anti-biotics routine. Vaccination campaigns have been suspended even patients dependent on saving HIV medications have seen supplies of their anti-aids drugs. Disappear. Dr Kathleen page recently visited camps in northern Brazil for some of the three million Venezuelans who fled the country that was not a doctor in the nineteen eighties. When the as make started. But I know what happened and I felt that in these wars I was going back to the nineteen eighties page in infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins Medical school says she was shocked to see aids. Patients from Venezuela dying of opportunistic, infections, honig diarrhea infections in their brain things that that we know are treatable and preventable page traveled to the Brazilian Venezuelan border late last year as part of a fact-finding trip for Human Rights Watch I interviewed over one hundred people crossing the border, and I would ask them. Why did you come ubiquitously? The answer was food or healthcare. Many people told her they'd been surviving for months on a diet. Only of Yuka a rugged shrub that has a potato like root in the late nineteen ninety s Hugo Chavez promised free universal healthcare in Venezuela and the country quickly met most of the US healthcare targets by twenty ten but since then the country's much fond in healthcare system has collapsed. Infant mortality the rate at which kids under the age of one or dying is widely viewed as a barometer of a nation's overall health. A recent study in Lancet global health found that the nation's infant mortality rate has risen all the way back to where it was in the nineteen ninety s Jimmy Garcia is one of the authors of that study choking. I mean, we have eighteen years of broiler study is choking and kids are suffering and dying from simple things at the Brazilian border. Dr page met a woman in her ten year old daughter who just come out of Venezuela. The girl was in a wheelchair and needed a catheter. They had been using the same catheter for a year. These theaters is supposed to be. Changed every time you use them. And now she had infection those affecting her kidney. And there was no antibiotics, so they actually pushed her, you know, two hundred miles across the border two hundred miles on foot for a catheter and some antibiotics page who's originally from Uruguay says the health conditions. She saw among the Venezuelans were startling, particularly given Venezuela's reputation as a relatively wealthy Latin American country and these refugees weren't fleeing a war zone, the devastation that you're seeing is not war. It's mismanagement is were economic decisions corruption there's a lot of complicated factors, but it's totally manmade. This is not an actual disaster or something that was inevitable, and that makes the Venezuelan health crisis. She says even more disturbing Jason Bobi, an NPR news.
Venezuela’s Opposition Gears Up for Major Protests
"To come. Now. The opposition Venezuela is gearing up for another day of demonstrations today against President Nicolas Maduro, they'd been cold by the country's opposition leader and self-declared. Interim president one Guido in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolas Maduro, Mr. guidos claims have been backed by more than twenty countries, including the United States. They've called on president Maduro to step down and call early elections. Request the president is flatly refused. Our correspondent all Garin is in Caracas the capital, and she told me more about these upcoming demonstrations build by one Guido as the biggest in the history of Venezuela. Well, he certainly made some very bishops predictions about what the turn is will be. We do expect it to be large. There is a real sense here that there is a head of steam building behind the opposition leader one Guido, the timing of the protest on Saturday is important a deadline was issued by major European countries. Four Saturday saying that if President Nicolas Maduro did not call fresh elections by then then this would trigger further recognition of fun does. So we are expecting Britain France Spain and Germany to recognize him on Saturday. If new elections are not called. There are pro government demonstrations planned as well. That sounds a little ominous in terms of the potential for violence. What Saturday is an important adversary Serie for supporters of the socialist government here. It's the twentieth. Anniversary of the coming to power of the late Hugo Chavez, so they were planning to Mark that day. It's possible. That the two groups will clash tomorrow, we had smaller demonstrations earlier this week a client of a lunchtime protests that was called by fond Guido, and we did see some supporters of the president. I was at that time as well on the streets. And certainly he does still have support. There are some very entrenched areas of support for him, for example, among the military leadership and many of whom are believed to have a vested interest in his survival and the protesters, what's your feeling are they all supportive of one guy Widodo are they simply anti president Madero. I think it's a bit of both. I think certainly people here among the activists community have been looking for a standard bearer, they see on quite was representing the possibility of change. I think there is a sense that will many that really what they want is the end of nNcholas Maduro they have had enough after all of the ruinous economic policies that have been introduced in the last few. Two years. We have been speaking to some of those this week who have been out taking part in the protests at one is a twenty five year old activist called Federica Romar. She's also the mother of a six month old baby girl, and I asked her why as a young mother it was so important for her to be part of this drive for a new Venezuela. It's important to me. Because even though with we've been through so much already. You know, it's it's important to me to grow up in Venezuela that I know it's there it's important from tool forgot to grow up in a Venezuela. Where people we used to be the happiest people on earth. You know? How do you feel that? There is a real prospect of change this time because there have been moments in the past there were protests in two thousand seventeen for example. But nothing really changed. How do you see things now? I think this year is definitely different. We definitely have hoped this time because everything is on our site right now, everything is on our side legally constitutionally time is perfect. So I am certainly
Venezuela arrests 6 over drone explosions during Maduro speech
"On, Saturday there were, two small explosions in Caracas the capital of. Venezuela they happened while the President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech to the country's national, guard to, commercially available drones reportedly carrying plastic, explosives blew up over a main boulevard Mhondoro. Was quickly rushed offstage and its military rushed off in panic local residents shot this video of soldiers running, through the streets NewsHour our producer PJ Toby has more on the attack why, many Venezuelans are running from their homeland and what they're leaving behind this is Venezuela's border with Brazil every day hundreds cross this frontier fleeing an economy. In freefall or, inflation, will. Sue hit one million percent We really don't have a future in Venezuela and the salary one earns is not enough at on the boulevard is worthless. The poorest make the crossing on foot some can't even feed their, children rely on this Catholic run shelter for a hot meal Venezuela is mired in crisis oil production the country's major, source of cash has plummeted armed guards stand century it's supermarket entrances where. Line snake down the block when shoppers are, allowed in it's a, desperate frenzy to get basic commodities so this admission is. What is really Because you. Have a country that is in the midst of an economic crisis. With hyperinflation Mariano day. Alba was born and studied law in Venezuela, he's now an analyst at the Atlantic Council there's also scarcity of food. And medicine in supermarkets so what happens is you have a. Country where the large majority of the population doesn't have this. Efficient means to leave the political situation, isn't much better with a fractured opposition under pressure from president Maduro who was reelected in. A controversial snap election this, past may. Despite the government's claims Alba isn't convinced that, last weekend's drone incident. Was an. Assassination attempt there are two possibilities one either the garment is telling, the truth and this was an assassination attempt. Or to the communists lying as usual And this was a play by the garment to try to strengthen, our hand within the country. And also to try to deviate the attention of the on going crisis on Sunday the government said that it had made arrests that Martha we've so far six terrorists and hit men detained various vehicles confiscated various. Rates have been executed in the capital of. Our country were important evidence has been collected of. Criminal activity Maduro has suggested that the US might have had some involvement in the attack a charge the US government denied. He also blamed one Manuel Santos the outgoing president of neighboring Colombia more than a million Venezuelans have fled their Alba says as. Long as the military sides with Maduro. He will retain power but in a country once ruled by Hugo. Chavez who came to. Power, in a coup that's not a sure, thing Gorman cannot cannot match the the speed of high frame flation towards Delta, salaries of the members of the military so I mean he's not only the members of, the military corps suffering this. But also their families so over last I would say six months We we have seen credible reports in the press about growing. Discontent within the, military for average Venezuelans that discontent is already acute and they're, voting with their feet. For the PBS news hour I'm BJ tovia.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Wrong side of everything and castro and cuba they love hugo chavez they love all the wrong people there the reds make no mistake about it but he was making america great again wearing a make america great again hat a blue one and honestly i think the democrats should be wearing that everywhere they go because that's that is their campaign theme hillary with the deplorables and the hatred and everybody's a nazi and a racist and you know you're you're i promise you you're much closer on the political spectrum to the national socialist german workers party than i ever will be no doubt about it so they gotta make everybody angry make everybody so he's wearing this john wilkes booth shirt to make america hit again hat and i walked up to him and i had my phone in my hand which has cameron and it's a very fancy telephone as a camera right there in the phone and i said hey i like your shirt and he turned around to pose for me and i held up my camera michael i'm holding up my camera michael peercy now it's an iphone and it's got a black case on it one of these cases and and then i've got a sticker on it because they all look alike so i took a picture of his i took two pictures of his shirt and has make america great again hat and as john now isn't that ironic that he's calling the other people haters well he's wearing a john wilkes booth shirt in front of the white house once again no sense of irony these people it's how you will know them you'll know them by their inability to understand irony had irony surgically removed from their brain case which does not actually possess a brain in so many cases so here's the guy with the hating hates and everybody else hates but they don't there's the and the f word all over the place and abolish is and the antiamerican chance and the and i might you know so i'm taking my picture and on the back of my phone have a large national rifle association sticker which is red with the eagle gripping couple of rifles in large letters around it the national rifle association so i'm holding my phone up and photographing him and he says oh you you like john wilkes booth i said yeah he's my favorite actor and and i'm shooting pictures seven and he said i like your sticker and i said yeah thanks and i was done taking my pictures so i walked away now is that he was it wasn't really a beta male he was kind of a shirley or a delta mail more of a delta male i think he's afraid of his own shadow this guy but he's very angry he hates and he wants to kill and then he calls other people haters and nazis the usual stuff the left restaurant manager fired after refusing to serve customer wearing mega hat i digress on that didn't i fox news the manager of a popular restaurant in vancouver canada was fired after he told a customer to remove his make america great again cap or he would refuse to serve him like nazis with jews democrats with black people and jews and catholics and you know democrats darren hodge the former manager of the teahouse in stanley park beautiful park big park and and vancouver i've been there driving through the park have all kinds of native american stuff it's a fun park.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Gang ridden venezuela or honduras i mean it's crazy what do they what do they what you know this is short term gain but very short term even in the mid mid term i don't mean midterm elections i mean in the in the midterm in terms of pine they they're not going to benefit from this no one is anyone better off for hugo chavez and his successor in venezuela is anyone other than a handful of the communist elite better off for the fidel castro fifty year misrule in cuba what do they think is going to be the result of a third world invasion what what happened in rome when the barbarians invaded the roman empire the dark ages ensued the dark ages the brent books written about this the the barbarians did not get along with the citizens the everything imploded societally even the cattle group were a fraction of what they were after the goths and the huns and the vandals had the and the allens and all the rest of the barbarian tribes had come in to the roman empire it you see it in california once the richest state in the union now per capita the poorest state in the union but golden state it's it's a joke just like new york the empire state it's not an empire anymore it's it's a disaster not just not just because of illegal immigration but that has something to do with it in california it's almost all illegal immigration that's destroyed the state eight four four or five hundred forty two forty two four one three says if you'll eagles voted republicans that'd be a fifty foot wall the entire length of the border i know i know exactly six one seven pelosi and schumer would would would turn your neighborhood into a disease infested cesspool if they could pick up another cedar two in the house i i agree it's all it is it's all for the vote and it's it's just crazy that's why i don't understand why the democrats are are doing so well in these special elections i mean people better wake up to to what's going on here what the democrats plan is and they woke up in two thousand sixteen you know they saw in the wikileaks that hillary clinton wanted open borders and open borders means means ms thirteen violence ever everywhere not just in chelsea.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The smugly trade can only work if if bluntforce wounds either inadequate or or you know compromised what happened because he he said this used to be a thriving fishing in for them and his way lindsay i mean the choon another extent of cuna that was caught in nice water was phenomenal what happened world words yet what are the tourist hugo chavez shove as government nationalized the in the interests of promoting a small fishermen and so the industrial fleets uh well literally they the this the state seized in many of the of the large are the large tuna ship tuna boats and those it weren't seized that reflects they were reflagging mmediately in other countries and the you know the system the system broke down the candy factoring uh i think it burned down the the shipyard started to fail the whole thing too slowly collaborative luminaries them yeah now this great deacon no longer can you could not can the tuna because there was no aluminum and so the canning plants tend to become the call the pouch because tuna was now presented in little baggies essentially right in the centre appealing one of the lines it stood out for me to is the fact that there are also fisherman fat right the problem is they even if they all fishing or apparently looking like that fishing they become the eyes and ears have really narcotics trade hasten the level of suspicion no one knows even who they can trust in these roy is either bull and and well no one answer one of the things that the ruling drills to the story was the was the premise that in some instances of fishermen if it was still trying to make a living of fishermen and you're out there in in in your approach by of rural by grappling moving bowed they bore do in a lot of instances the the victims of this piracy believe that they've been victimized by fellow fisher an or people who were formerly fishermen and you can imagine how that things right people shared their trade the trade the trade dried up at collapsed in these are people who again they have boats they have needs an all bets are off on the.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KOIL
"Comey's but this is who they are and this is what they do sued they've always been and what they've always done so we got the cubans running the brains of our people we really should pull out of there and cancelled that stink can obama deal which socked and was just an embarrassment to western civilization and to create a i'm loving people everywhere but you know the community organizer got the nobel peace prize remember for for cruise missile attacks i think was to us the nobel prize for cruise most cruise missile attacks on unsuspecting american citizens overseas i think those mostly hellfire missiles technically but but never mind and now we have the 10 pot creep in venezuela threatening us as well now the inheritor of the hugo chavez thrown according to arjun time media excuse me venezuelan media the the richest person in venezuela is the daughter of hugo chavez who is worth more than three billion dollars three point two three billion two hundred million dollars i'd be happy with just the two hundred million myself even one hundred nine i'd probably scrape by on that but she 'cause they're comey's so they steal everything they say they're socialist bolivarian revolution all that bs it's all ally they're just kleptocrats oppressors authoritarians stay there what george orwell warned us about and and so as today as democrat party in the united states so from moscow to beijing to pyongyang to help vana two caught across to berkeley venezuela prepares for war with the us newsweek headline reads with rifles missiles and well oil tanks at the ready we're we're really we're quaking in our boots over here guys i gotta tell ya you should goes to the core with that one venezuela's president nicholaas muddle daughter pretend i'm a reporter for cnn a nicholaas of marlboro in caracas venezuela that they like to switch on the accent for certain where it's called on his nation's military leaders tuesday to prepare for war against the united states days after the trump administration banned venezuelan officials from entering the united states we have been shown loosely threatened by the most criminal empire that's ever existed sounds like he went to uc berkeley and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guaranteed peace this is their classic orwellian stuff you declare war while saying it's pace ignorance is knowledge all that good stuff said madero who wore.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WTMA
"Comey's but this is who they are and this is what they do ceu they've always been and what they've always done so we got the cubans frying the brands of our people and we really should pull out of there and cancelled that stinking obama deal which sucked and was just an embarrassment to western civilization and two free i'm loving people everywhere but in other community organizer got the nobel peace prize remember for for cruise missile attacks i think was ever to us the nobel prize for cruise most cruise missile attacks on unsuspecting american citizens overseas i think those are mostly hellfire missiles technically but but never mind that and now we have the 10 pot creep in venezuela threatening us as well now the inheritor of the hugo chavez thrown according to arjun thein media excuse me me venezuelan media the the richest person in venezuela is the daughter of hugo chavez who is worth more than three billion dollars i think three point two three billion two hundred million dollars i'd be happy with just the two hundred million myself even a hundred million other i'd probably scrape by on that but she because they're comey's so they steal everything they say they're socialist bolivarian revolution all that bs it's all ally they're just kleptocrats oppressors authoritarians they uh they're what george orwell warned us about and and so is today democrat party in the united states so from moscow to beijing to pyongyang to help vana two caught across to berkeley venezuela prepares for war with the us newsweek headline reads with rifles missiles and well oil tanks at the ready we're we're really weird quaking in our boots silverhaired guys i gotta tell ya you shook goes to the core with that one venezuela's president nicholaas muddle ought to pretend i'm a reporter for cnn ah nicholaas of maputo in contact us the venezuela they like.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"This remote venezuela before hugo chavez used to be we're fairly decent waste to live and it was a fairly decent up kicking economy and it was rooted in based in oil baron oil rich nation hello hugo chavez avowed socialist gets elected succeeded by his hand picked fellowsocialist nickelless maduro and now literal i'm this is not just a terming tossed around literal mass starvation do you know what madero is suggesting that venezuelan citizens do he is suggesting rabbits said rabbits are not pets rabbits are not killed rabbits are five pound chunks of protein and he is encouraging venezuelan citizens dick capture and cook rabbits as a way of dealing with mass starvation so anyway the venezuelan representative united nations shows up the responded trump's speech yesterday and he said unknowingly i mean i'm known for indication of out of step all these people on the left are what was that was that was ronald reagan brought back to life so what do we have to listen to run away give me damn right mr ambassador dim light that's what it was what he thought it was a grave insult to call trump reagan in a reagan was an avowed antisocialist an anticommunist and also didn't didn't care much for hugo chavez people like him so here's this ambassador ripping trump as being an incarnation of reagan not knowing what over half the country is hearing it applauding it so trump's approval numbers taking up and it is based on performance it is not based on buzz it's not based on p r it's not based on span it's not based on the media singing trumps praises because they're doing the exact opposite trump's approval number up from the mid thirty's not a forty three percent and it's based soul lee on performance to be.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KOIL
"One one two three r a little a little bit a few antisocialist a few people at the u n o o o c but those laughing might be socialist too because they don't care they've got their hobnailed boot on the next the people that aren't that you know yeah sure it's faithfully implemented i'm rich you know hugo chavez's daughter the late not great hugo chavez has a daughter and she is according to venezuelan media the richest woman and probably the richest person in the country of venezuela she has accumulated a fortune of i believe three point two billion dollars billion dollars as his daughter which she got just doing honest work as a clerk at a government office i guess three point two billion dollars for the daughter of the dick taylor who pretends to be a democrat and you know what the democrats here pretend that they're democrats in venezuela to and really the way the democrat party is going here there is not a lot of daylight between them so i guess i can see where there might come to that conclusion president trump on socialism from the soviet union to cuba two venezuelan wherever to socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and fair yet those who preach the tenants of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems s anguish and suffering and failure left out north korea but he'd already gotten to north korea at that point good stuff this is all really good stuff done the president took a wack at russia and china china and russia you know putin and g zhang beaten shea ribbit president trump yesterday we must reject threats to sovereignty from the praying to the south china sea it is time for north korea to realize that td nuclear his is only acceptable future and i want to thank china and russia for joining the vowed to impose sanctions along with all of the other members of the security council right right china russia and it went after him in the south china sea and.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on The Global Politico
"And when that price collapsed in 2014 it's kind of sent the whole economy spinning and since then it's just been spinning downwards at dawn learn what's so interesting uh though is that it it it seems like such an outlier uh you know there are plenty of authoritarian societies in the world there are plenty of oil dependent authoritarian societies look at russia we were talking about uh vladimir putin and hugo chavez and their friendship going back all the way to the very beginning of putin's tenure when i when actually saw crazily enough the two of them walking around together in red square not something i must say that is an everyday occurrence what's the gironde into uh vladimir putin but i this really did happen you know look at how differently those two societies have ended up both authoritarian and much more authoritarian now than they were in two thousand one both highly uh oil and natural resource dependent economies uh putin if anything has been azer more isolated politically then venezuela and yet he's avoided the collapse that has occurred in venezuela is maduro just uniquely in incompetent yeah i mean it makes total sense that use the saudis and putin together is how is in some ways is modelled himself after the same the same principles that hold putin and people in the slums in caracas these are the people who supported chavez's at supported maduro they also see those parallels and they look at places like russia and like cuba and.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WGTK
"Of course singing the song not paying attention to whatever was in front of me on or off of the bridge in on the side of the bridge but that's what was happening there and i talked to somebody afterwards about that and they said you know like other bridges like the golden gate bridge like the ben franklin bridge in philadelphia like the george washington bridge new york they're jumpers is that it's a jumper bridge and and i said wow i had no idea and they weren't saying that every day this was consistently happening but just that it had happened of a bunch how about that yeah in north korea there's probably some people who are so hara five by the treatment that they received that they wanted to be jumpers people sometimes paint this picture of kim jong wound which i can't believe anybody would paint a rosy picture of him however 'cause he beyond my deck of cards for ugly dictator list of just like hugo chavez the butcher and castro would it would be on that list for me he was on that list for me so the us military ops in north korea with this scenarios what would a war with north korea like would it be catastrophic in ah that's what's being said now that if if there is a would we have a preemptive strike lindsey graham made comments about that the senator from south carolina saying that there would be war with north korea if the missile threat continue so as an american i'm asking you would you like to see a war with north korea witnesses this there's it's nutty what's happening in all of a sudden there's this unusual submarine active eighty and we've detected it at on what what's being called unprecedented levels that's never kit and they said there was evidence of an ejection test following pyongyang's sent can't intercontinental ballistic missile launch this month so what does it ojection test mean it examines a missiles cold launch system what does that mean it uses high pressure steam to propel a missile out of a launch canister into the air before its engines ignite so it helps prevent flames and heat from the engine from doing damage to either the sob or a submersible barge any equipment used to launch the.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Pay sean penn what would you what would you expect sean penn of course he's in love with hugo chavez he said that hugo chavez was a fascinating guy who did incredible things for the eighty percent of the people that are very poor there he says after chavez die penn said the united states lost a friend never knew it had while poor people around the world lost a champion and now those poor people they don't have enough food to eat but maybe it's just as well because there's no toilet paper in the country either so i guess of all evens out in venezuela continuing with sean penn's the wet kiss venezuela and that's revolution will endure under the proven leadership of vice president nicolas maduro who is now up basically abolish to the legislature in caracas they threatened to arrest all the legislators next one oliver stone are we rounding up all the usual suspects are not here oliver stone i'm more in a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place hated by the entrench classes hugo chavez will live forever it history well soil hitler and stalin bright meaning there's other things other than living forever in history jesse jackson he went down to venezuela too the funeral of hugo chavez he offered a prayer hugo fed the hungry is he the water slavic the tiger the caracas o he'll lifted the poor he raised their hopes he helped them realise their dreams and so today we mourn because we've lost a lot but we have a lot left a stable government can orderly transition next come on down michael moore he eliminated seventy five percent of extreme poverty.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"That was dave ni the opposition in venezuela has postponed until friday and planned protest against the country's controversial new constituent assembly in a bid to make sure that the rally takes place during the inaugural meeting of the new party both the assembly's first session and the demonstration were originally planned for thursday a correspondent katie watson reports from caracas it feels like a game of pingpong between the two sides the opposition times demonstration to coincide with the government's plans the government delays them and so the opposition puts its plans back again to those who oppose the president a deflated but not defeated meanwhile despite the criticism heaped on him president maduro is defiant a former adviser to both hugo chavez a nicholas maduro timmy upon us has warned that dialogue is needed between the government and opposition to prevent political violence from becoming a norm in the country but he admits that his appeal could fall on deaf ears because neither side trust each other in this context rational arguments are inaudible because nobody as i would say a complete credibility the logic of polarisation may go this is a matter of faith i mean you believe you're all people you believe your own group you believe you're all leaders while divisions remain here in caracas condemnation of the new simply vote both inside venezuela and abroad is growing one of misdemeanor his biggest critics the country's attorney general louise ortega has opened an investigation into what she called scandalous electoral fraud.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The that was the basis and the progressives gone to for the most part i'm working on nothing's 100 percent but for the most part they don't buy into that the is when in fact unaffected a wanna buy into that all at the end of the day when the shopping done in the dust settled uh every man and is given on alienable rights an every man as equal and will not be a subject or low warded over as they were during that time not not only by the church of england as the theology by the church of england as a general government they didn't want that and that's the obvious in in the constitution that's all of using the declaration of independence so i i don't think we're ever going to go back to that i think we're gonna i think the progressives would light for us to go forward to a hugo chavez style venezuela and by the way if you want to know what venezuela's like christ standing in line for two and a half hours to get a row what toy or like paper and they'll let you know the government that is not what you know when you can use your electrcity to wash clothes baker dinner or read by one table white i mean it's obvious socialism as great until you run out of somebody else's money and then you're spruyt it's just that simple it's jug you know i wasn't i wanted to say that saw russia wisdom to this talk show host carefully socialism is quite honestly nothing more than the rest stop on the highway to communism that's what it is socialism is just a pause before you go to full blown kick out the gms communism and how's that communism worked out for people thus far our worked out pretty good no i wouldn't say so i wooden safer all right uh we need to do were to do a little business in that we're going to come back and take your calls of course eight six six ninety red eye that's eight six six nine zero seven thirty three thirty nine and by either way again if you wanna find me and yell at me and say no i don't agree with you then you can do that the two two five in the afternoon some for bonn at wbap i do their afternoon drive uh but you know the last caller was correct.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WJDX
"Of the hugo chavez regime and then it successor the maduro regime so they were saying things originally about how well of course this was social justice so this is why you have people writing in places like the nation for example after hugo chavez died the nation is one of these leftist websites that i would never recommend you go to accept as a form of understanding how crazy the intellectuals of the left the selfstyled and selfdescribed intellectuals of the left actually are and how how disconnected from reality they are but there's a piece in the nation back and twenty thirteen when hugo chavez who really got this whole revolution this this bolivarian revolution that he promised started which is really just a grandiose way of saying state ism with social justice attributes and redistribution of wealth but the chavez started and you're the nation writing and twenty thirteen quote on the legacy of hugo chavez yes the venezuelan president could be a strong man but he leaves behind what might be called the most democratic country in the western hemisphere you had people whose only job is to know what's going on in the world to speak truth the power to understand complex situations and share them and share now for the american people you had plenty of and they were all on the left this was a leftist only shortcomings failure they were speaking as nicely as they could about chavez they were always trying to take some position on as that would allow them to virtue signal right i care about social justice therefore sure chavez does some things that are bad and then after him sure nicholas maduro the president of the current president of venezuela while it has gone into the seven circle of hell i'm sure he's not perfect but you know he's intentions are good and this is all about alleviating poverty and government programs coming to the aid of the most desperately poor so they would take that tone and they would mocked the naysayers who pointed out that government control on and this is the center of this crisis by the way government control and then the mechanism the tool of destruction invent as well and this is a lesson for all of us my friends whether it's health care or education or you name it in this country that's why venezuela.