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 US sanctions Maduro's son as it raises pressure on Venezuela

Left, Right & Center

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

US sanctions Maduro's son as it raises pressure on Venezuela

"The united states is imposing more sanctions on the inner circle events waylon president nicolas maduro n._p._r.'s franko or donas reports on the latest action taken against my lose sun the trump administration is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the madero government the new sanctions imposed against his son nicholas maduro gera are just the latest effort to unseat the socialist government and reinsert democratic leadership treasury secretary steven mnuchin said madero relies on his son also known as nicholas seato to quote maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppressed the people of venezuela venezuela's home to some of the world's largest oil reserves yet the south american nation has fallen into a life threatening economic and humanitarian crisis that has contributed to more than three million people

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UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis

BBC World Service

02:31 min | 1 year ago

UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis

"Over Venezuela. Now wet international pressure is mounting on President, Nicolas. Maduro. For allegedly silencing opponents was jail and torture. Now the United Nation's top human rights official Michelle Basch elect is making her first visit to the country is the latest attempt by the UN to Saul Venezuela's political crisis Misbash, elect will ho talks with both Mr. Madero and the opposition leader one. Why do over the next three days are America's editor Russia gave me more details? Or she'll report on the on this three day visit on Friday, and she said she's not going to speak to anyone before that. And that's more or less, how the UN does this sort of trip. It's a very difficult one for the win because you have here, Michelle Basch alleged. She's a former president of Chile elected by the socialist party, and described by by President Nicolas Madura as a friend, but her office has been very critical of the human rights, alleged human rights abuses, committed by the Venezuelan government. So you. You are in that situation. What we know is that she is going to meet people who adore the opposition leader, president Maduro and also the people, including human rights groups, the pressure on her is to deliver something on that into at least open an investigation there. Dozens of people who have been arrested activists and politicians. And I think she'll be on the pressure to, to see if she can get at least the release of those people. It's a situation political deadlock a not full economic crisis. And it's very difficult to say if she's going to achieve something, but there's hope of, of some movement there. And what exactly is the UN saying about the current situation? They said previously before that the, the way that the, the Madero government had a handle the, the political crisis, and especially the protests have been heavy handed and human rights abuses, head been committed, but. Some critics say because he's a socialist because she's close a politically to prison Madore that she's been soft on the criticism. So that's what now she's she'll be under pressure. Amnesty International is saying that she should at least get some of the high profile cases and open an investigation that could lead somewhere because crimes against humanity. They don't prescribe. The could be tried elsewhere. Not only

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"madero government" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

Black Agenda Radio

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

"More US soldiers dying more Venezuela. Killing each other mayhem that could spread out to other parts of the region. So let's hope that John Bolton not only doesn't get his way in this. But I think between what he is doing in Venezuela. Iran are really starting to be questioned by Donald Trump, and what we can really hope for is that he decides to fire John Bolton. And are you in regular contact with the Venezuelan government whose property you're safeguarding? Yes, we're in constant contact with them for all kinds of things logistical things about what we can. And can't do inside the embassy because we want to really protect the integrity of the building. But we're also asking them about how any kind of solution is going negotiations are going in that kind of thing. So we are in regular contact both with people in Caracas as well. As folks in Washington DC, I'm very courage. Ing you to stay. Well, they don't like it. We're getting hurt and they don't like the we don't have electric city or food right now. And they're certainly saying thank you for doing this. But you don't have to do this. We're not doing this for the Maduro government. We're really doing this for ourselves and our government to stop arc government interference. And so we tell them we think this is our struggle as well. And we just happened to coincide and the issue of not wanting interference by a foreign government in the internal affairs. Something that supposedly American people intense about when they think that Russians are involved in our election. But to think that the US is so actively involved in trying to overthrow another government, not just influence it, but really do regime change. I think this is appalling. And I think most people around the country whether they're math right democrat, Republican independent green, whatever are not really anxious to see the US get ball. In another war, and you frame this as a kind of peacekeeping mission in that. If the US government allows the great, oh people to seize the embassy, then the Madero government in Venezuela might feel obligated to seize the US embassy in Caracas, and that that might be a pretext that the Trump regime would use to declare war. That's right. You know? Yeah..

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"madero government" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

Black Agenda Radio

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

"So how long do you plan to stay plan to stay as long as we have to intil? There is agreement on how the embassy will be dealt with. We don't want the Guido supporters to get the embassy. We would much rather there'd be an agreement between both countries that third parties like Switzerland has done in the case of the Cuban embassy. They called it an interest section in the case of Iran here in DC their embassy was downgraded to an intersection, and it's under the protection of Pakistan. So we want one of those kinds of arrangements to be worked out. We would hate after all of this sacrifice after all of this struggle to leave here only to have the dope people into the building. And remember Glen, they have no diplomatic powers or conflict powers. They couldn't issue a passport or. Visa or do anything that would require the approval in that as well because they don't have any power insight as well. But this is consistent with great owes policy in Venezuela, which is not to negotiate with the Madero government. Absolutely. We are saying not only negotiate the embassies, but negotiate the whole issue. It's interesting that reports have come out recently about Trump questioning the information he's been given by John Bolton that the Madero government was ready to fall that the military would immediately defect. And obviously this hasn't been the case. So there must be quite a deep divide within the government about how to proceed, and we are hoping that the cooler heads prevail and recognize that an intervention could lead to US being bogged down for more decades..

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"madero government" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

02:46 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on World News Analysis

"But I've seen the paver that really you'll need it in fear to solve the Venezuela crisis. Autho as it as mentally the minister has not a the kiss between misled on the US another player here as Cuba. We her. We know the US station put pressure on Cuba for its support for the Venezuelan government. So did a pressure from the US make Cuba change its stance. Worries policy in the past decade, the US government already put. Either enter sections to poobah, but a crib government to deal is there. I don't think the US pressure will make crib hinge is Venezuela policy. Infects? The the either has showed is. His spot after the Kilda attempt. One hundred hundred and talking about other players would about the presence of Russian military personnel in Venezuela. How important is that for the Madero government Domine openly expressed I it's a thought to Venezuela do government, but I don't think Russia military personnel personnel would mantle for my because Russia is so far from Venezuela. So close to the US and flipping duro government last question. This is there any way out for the government to find a way to walk away from the crisis in the future. I think model side on a flight aside bankers ticket down to the consensus about how to e or the the crosses. Political conference Henson severe increasingly severe there. There is no good as to recover from the carbon teddy. If the t t shirts from both sides Highland the Valence to see down together. Also, I think all of the NATO power, especially the US. I should a tech the conservative actual to the crosses rather than the updates. And by was ton dumbing, associate researcher with institute of Latin American studies at the Chinese Academy of social sciences students. Come more, small businesses and consumers China resort to credit cards for quick loans. You're listening to world today and Swe we'll be back in a minute..

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"madero government" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Had taken some action against predator and the model, but the other side said the gunman was bantering appealed on has already control to them. Who do I should so? Yeah. Like, you mentioned the government says the situation is now under control, but we heard the US ration- say president Maduro actually had been ready to travel to Cuba to escape the rest. So what about the general question is the what about the general situation is the situation a sliding towards a turning point or is now that clear channel if not not clear, it has hot cassette there, the host to go the news for Madonna government is that they are some Saudi earth ultimately than in aside awful inside including hyrax off of a again rock. Yeah. They don't as as I say they Allman seem to. Defeat the group ah Pam and time US national security adviser, John Bolton said some prominent figures in the Madero government, including Defense Secretary demeer padrino had agreed that president had to go. But they later backtracked on their comments president of Douro. Instead says he still has the loyalty from the military. So what's the situation in terms of where the military stands it is ugly out that the Nathalie now has a key lied Ying? Holy that you can met a product of vital Johnno don't seem to have the loyalty of the military. But we don't know they are that he get word, especially intriguing ah pressure from glider under the cider factors, especially the price from the US to talking about the pressure from the. United states. We know the US backs opposition Guido, but a puff from tightening. Sanctions dusty US, Trump, Adam station have any other plan on the table. We heard President Trump has now rule out a military option. Yeah. Trad said other letters on the cable, including the meter action..

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"madero government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Significant. About what she's telling you there is that a group of journalists in Venezuela created this group called efecto cuckoo cuckoo means firefly. And what you told me is what was that? They said there was so much darkness out there. But there was still so many lights on in the nation's newsrooms and out in the streets, and so all of these mall lights working together could've illuminate a whole nation. And that is what she says this group efecto Kuku is trying to do to to put together all these firefly's. The light of all these firefly's and shine a light on what is happening in Venezuela today. So in other words, journalists protecting each other. Yeah. Absolutely. And what she told me when I called her up. His is one person can be intimidated. We we just heard the example of one journalists being detained in Venezuela. This week one person can be intimidated said Lewis, but a group of journalists working together can keep the lights on and keep telling the story. Of what is happening in Venezuela today and one more thing William the detention of journalists Luis Carlos Diaz it's related to the recent blackouts in Venezuela. Right. Yeah. It is. Absolutely. When Diaz was detained one of the things that he was questioned by the authorities about was whether he was acting in concert with the opposition. And with the US to orchestrate the blackout to orchestrate the lack of electricity across Venezuela. Something of course, if Diaz completely denies. Yeah. Well, all sorts of conspiracy theories going on about the the US role and who's connected to the US in Washington. Yeah. Right. Yeah. I mean, both the United States and Guido the US-backed interim president of Venezuela. Both have denied that they had anything to do with orchestrating the blackout. They say it's the lack of investment by the Madero government. And before that the child has government in the country's infrastructure is what's really to blame for the lack of electricity that Venezuela has been experiencing for several days. Now. Why does spoke to the BBC today about this? Not only did he deny the fact that he was orchestrating the blackouts. But he also said he's not taking off the table. The possibility that he could call for a international military intervention in Venezuela. And in fact, he blamed Madero for for making that a possibility listen to this clip June..

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"madero government" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro today in Bogota Colombia, vice President Mike Pence met with the man the US hopes will replace Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, that's Venezuelan opposition leader one Guido penguin doormat after a dramatic weekend on the Venezuelan border with Colombia volunteers tried to bring food and medicine into the country, the military shot and killed at least four people to a trucks were torched. Many people were teargassed today Pence and Guido called on Venezuela's military to join the opposition they hinted at military intervention, if the military refuses reporter John Otis is in Bogota and joins us now. Hi, john. Hi. This weekend's actions by one Guido seem to be a big gamble. Trying to get eight across the border in hopes that there would be mass defections from the military those defections did not materialize. So what did he and the US vice president suggests could be the next move. Well, when the two men met Pence suggested that it may very well be a long hard slog. To bring about regime change in Venezuela. Pence announced some new sanctions against four Venezuelan state governors who the US blames for promoting some of the violence over the weekend. He said more sanctions would be announced. And he also said that the US hasn't given up on moving food and medicine independence, Waylon that they're studying some new areas along the border where they might try again, the Pence also came out with some carrots. He urged Venezuelan military officials who are propping up Madonna to turn against his government and take up one guidos long standing offer of amnesty over the weekend about one hundred fifty officers and soldiers did defect. However, you know, as you mentioned, there weren't the massive military defections that guidos people were hoping for okay? So one big question hanging over all of this will the US take military actions to bring about regime change in Venezuela. What advice president Pence have to say about that today? He said, he hopes military force isn't necessary. But that it remains an option, and this is something that Trump administration has been saying for a long time. So it wasn't really an escalation in rhetoric. Pence did make some quite interesting comments about Colombia which borders Venezuela, and and was the launching point for that failed aid convoy, and let's listen to what he said Columbia is our strongest partner in the region and any who would threaten her sovereignty or security would do well not to test the commitment to our ally. Or the resolve of the United States of America Pence seems to be saying is at the US could be drawn into a conflict with Venezuela's. Should there be any kind of major cross-border incidence with Columbia, and you know, as we saw over the weekend. It's not that hard to imagine something like that happening. Pence is not the only foreign leader in Bogota today. There are also dozens of representatives of other countries backing one Guido, including how to Latin American countries. What's the broader feeling about the prospect of military intervention? And Venezuela Latin American diplomats are saying that they're open to things like tougher sanctions. Pence wants them to for example, restrict visas to Modesto officials to confiscate state oil company assets in their countries to close off their banking systems. But even before today's meetings Latin American leaders, including the vice president of Brazil were explicitly ruling out military intervention in Venezuela unit right now, there's a lot of unity in many parts of the world in terms of backing Widodo and isolating motto. And so there's a danger that this solidarity could break apart. If there's a major push either from within the Venezuelan opposition or the US or from some other country to send in troops. And so what is quite does next move here. We'll why does in a tough position he has a lot of international support. But no real power. In fact, it's unclear whether Moldova's even gonna let him back into Venezuela. Their efforts still put up nigga. Oh, she aviation's with the Madero government for a peaceful transfer of power. But in many past attempts at talks doodle has used negotiations to stall for time. That's reporter John Otis in Boca.

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"madero government" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on AP News

"Right. The fact that they would put them into the ninth circuit. That's where they put them in. And I think we'll do very well, we have absolute right to do that. I have an absolute right to call national security. We need strong voters attorneys general from sixteen states and the ACLU filed suit in federal court overturned Trump's action. California's havi Sarah says Trump is in violation of the constitution. He is illegally trying to use a national emergency act to achieve something. He couldn't achieve through congress the right way, the right place to do this. Trump also talked about the latest candidate to jump into the crowded field for the democratic party's presidential nomination. Bernie sanders. Bernie the president says Sanders was taken advantage of after running a great race in two thousand sixteen. He was not treated with respect by Clinton. You says he wishes Sanders. Well, but I think he missed his time and figures the other Democrats in the race are wasting their time. You got a lot of people running. But only one person's going to win. I hope you know, who that person is for by saga megani at the White House, a special elections board North Carolina's heard from political workers that they were told to forge signatures collect blank or incomplete ballots and even fill in votes for local candidates that testimony comes as a state continues to investigate political operative, Leslie McCray. Dallas, and what appears to have been an illegal and well-funded ballot harvesting operation in last year's election. Dallas was hired to work Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris, and he focused on boosting male in votes for the GOP candidate in North Carolina's ninth congressional district. This is a P radio news. The families a six Citco executives five of them. US citizens are calling for them to be released by the Venezuelan government. The men have been held in prison since thanksgiving week 2017. The niece Vidal says her husband to mayo had been called to attend a meeting in Venezuela Monday, he left and he was supposed to come back on Tuesday. And. A meeting and he never came back. The Madero government is charged six with embezzlement based on a proposal to refinance some four billion dollars in citgo bonds by offering up to a fifty percent stake in the company has collateral the company based in the US is owned by Venezuela's.

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Oil Prices Edge Upward After U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela

Bloomberg Markets

05:16 min | 1 year ago

Oil Prices Edge Upward After U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela

"Us. So let's start with the effect that so far the political turmoil. Venezuela's had an markets. It's sent the price up. Does this make sense to you? It doesn't make sense to me because Venezuela's oil, you know, right now Venezuela actually isn't producing all that much. I think it's numbers in December or something like one point one seven million barrels per day, which is very low for a country like but Venezuela produces a heavy sour crude what type of crude oil. That's very much in demand, and is not really a being produced as much right now, we get a lot of light crude coming to the United States and two refineries are really looking for the type of oil Venezuela producers. And that's probably why we're seeing oil prices rise just somewhat right now. Well, Dr walled Venezuela has one of the largest reserves on the planet with roughly three hundred billion barrels, can they even get it out of the ground. That is the big question and Venezuela's oil is actually much more difficult to extract and say Saudi Arabia's oil. So you can know Saudi Arabia doesn't have as quite as much oil as Venezuela. It produces a lot more their infrastructure is much better. And it's much easier to extract. But then Israel could be producing a lot more than it is. In fact, it's produced as much of the over three million barrels per day. So it's really not living up to its potential now. The question is right now the faith in a lot of problems with their infrastructure. Their people are starving and unable to work and the company is essentially failing so say, we got rid of all the political trouble. And they got a new government that was really willing to support the company and what it needs just how fast could they ramp up production. And that is the question. I think that they actually could do a lot to get that oil flowing very quickly perhaps not as much as three million barrels a day, but they certainly could increase possibly almost two two. And that would really help our economy get out of the terrible state. It's in. So let's say there is regime change in the next couple of months. Let's say when Guido does take over Nicolas Maduro was forced out of power. This is a huge conjecture. Obviously. Let's just say that that happens if Venezuela could oil production back online how much would that flood the market? What would that do to the price of oil? I think it would definitely push prices down. You know, they're still part of OPEC. They're still as far as we know OPEC doesn't seem to have any intention to get rid of its production cuts right now, but Venezuela is allowed to produce under that up to one point nine seven million barrels a day, and they really would do well to to push themselves up to that limit. If they can as quickly as they can. So we definitely could see if they could get that oil in the market, it would push prices down. So Dr ward what role if any do you think? Russia and China are playing or Ken play in Venezuela. Whether it's on the political side or more about their interest in the oil reserves in Venezuela. What role do you think they are playing and maybe could play going forward? Well, this this is a big question and particularly with regards to Russia because Russia 's loan than a loan the money, and in fact, Ross snapped the one of the Russian oil companies actually has a lien on citgo for its won't, basically if if PDVSA does not pay the interest on its loans to Russia in Russia can actually take control of forty nine point nine percent of the citgo refining company in the United States. According to they they hold that as collateral now. Of course, the question would be will the United States permit that they do have measures. They can take to say, no, we're not going to allow that national security grounds. But it really could bring this crisis almost into a US Russia issue as opposed to just Venezuela. Russia China issue now, China and. Rush are definitely going to do all they can't support Venezuela. I they want their money. They've loaned Venezuela money. They want Venezuela to pay that interest. If a new government comes into power that government could say, you know, what those loans were made under the Madero government, and that government was illegitimate. And so we're not gonna pay you. So they definitely have a vested interest in keeping the Madero government in power. Okay. Just real quick here. I'm glad that you went there because that was going to be my next question. Given the fact that China and Russia would like to see nNcholas Maduro remain in charge. How much does that make it unlikely that we do see a regime change? Well, I really think right now things are up in the air. It does seem unlikely given the fact that there have been attempts in the past and Madero has has rebuffed and he does seem to have control over the army and really when it comes to change when it comes to revolution. Like this. It does seem that control over the army is a can be a deciding factor that being said it. It's very difficult to predict revolution. We did a very bad job of it in Richardson Iran in nineteen seventy nine so I don't wanna say that. It's not

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"madero government" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

15:09 min | 1 year ago

"madero government" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"Commonality fellow in Latin American energy policy at the center for Energy Studies in Mexico Santa and the Latin American initiative at the Baker institute as well as a lecturer in energy economics at Rice University. He's also the founding director and a professor at the center for energy and environment at ES in Venezuela and previously was a professor of political economy at Universidad Catolica unversed bellow in Caracas. Welcome to background briefing Francisco Manali, thank you. So essentially cutting off the cash flow to Maduro, which is what the Trump administration has just done by the secretary of the treasury will this stop Maduro or punish the people because the people in Venezuela authority being punished by Madurai incompetence. And corruption. So how do you see cutting off this cash flow working out in terms of getting Maduro to step down or Willis before the punishment of the Venezuelan people? Sure. So I mean, the US market represents about half of Venezuelan oil exports, and those are the ones who generate most of the kaslo for the company and for the economy because the the one sent to India and China a lot of is to repay that. So this could significantly decrease the cash flow of the country. However, it is also true that they will already redirects these exports to Asia and some of them will generate some cash, so he's not like they will lose half of their of their expert. Having said that as you point thousand already a very critical situation with hyper inflation and massive economic depression. These will makes things even worse. And I could generate more of our humanitarian tragedy than it already has happened. Of course, the the of a US government needs to change their regime, and that will allowed to the money to flow back, and we'll bring help from multilateral institutions and will allow Venezuela to restructure the bad. And all those things until the argument is that. Yes, it might you know, caused some short-term hardship. But you know, if you know, they produce his day intended effect than you know, the things will improve significantly. And of course, the question Mark is is is going to happen. I need of course, it depends a lot on. I what other geopolitical actors like China Russia do in terms of giving a lifeline to the Douro regime on second. It will depend on how the military of Venezuela. Reacting turns off either, you know, circling wagons with a regime that, you know, using the external unexcused, or if they will, you know, decide that this is the time for Maduro to go negotiate next to start the for the top military brass. When you talk about using that they external threat by the military, and by the Madero government, which they've certainly done a lot. Of course, a while back. President Trump threatened the military option. And now we learn from the press conference yesterday with the national adviser John Bolton holding up his yellow notepad with a note saying five thousand troops to Colombia that certainly plays right into Maderas hands. Doesn't know. Yeah. I mean, all of course, its strategy of my has been on will continue to be more. So now to you know, I that you ask for the economic hardship. And then, you know, basically say you had to fight for, you know, for the fatherland we are facing on external threat on on which should be United on the other hand. You know, there is no doubt that the media Venezuelan military. You know, historically, they. Typically, decided not to fight unsolved things, you know, by negotiation on by, you know, settling things with through, you know, a discussion about who has more guns and rather than than fighting it out. It's hard to know. I don't think they are, you know, ideologically committed to these regime. I think most of them are basically in there because they have been benefited tremendously economically by the regime at the Somare incurred in both crimes, and and you know, human rights violations on on don't see our ramp off to go. But, but yes, definitely at least to some a hard core supporters of the regime the external threat than the, you know, the symbolism of the US and Columbia, you know, to sort of adversaries that they. I've always argued will unite them. So at this point the US is the state departments. Now saying that all Venezuela's assets in the United States, and now controlled by the leader of the opposition, the president of the national assembly one way, and if the US moves against the retail outlets citgo of Venezuelan oil, wouldn't that mean that for example, other companies like the Canadian mining company that was nationalized and who Chevenez who has all kinds of suits out against the Venezuelan government. Will they be first in line? I mean, what what's going to happen to citgo and the possibility of of other debt collectors from around the world whose property was nationalized under the previous administration. Okay this. Yeah. On on top of those claims. That I've arbitration the seasons in their favor for expert patients, you have also, you know, the bondholders that have collateral the shares of half of the sheriff citgo Android NAFTA, the Russian oil company, you also has collateral of the other half. I think you know, both the sanctions the way they have been beside flaws. The statements by the Trump administration seem to point bad. They want to protect the assets from all these claims in order to allow the Wytheville administration to, you know, have some funds and unto, you know, be able to preserve these sold out the recovery of Venezuela afterward would be less costly here, of course, since we have, you know, independent and independent judiciary. I think so some of these will depend on a lot of about the powers of the executive, and you know, and I will do will be managed in terms of. The legal extractor etcetera. But my perception is that they will try. I mean that that the claims all these actors have right now made much harder to execute to you know, getting control over seat goals, either revenues or the or the sale of people to pay back their old. Well, the bottom line here seems to be Francis. Commonality that this incredibly incompetent government Medeiros that has taken an oil rich country that was sort of model of South America in terms of prosperity. Although, of course, it did have the wide gap in income, which has been common throughout Latin American, and unfortunately is extremely very much the case here in the United States. Nevertheless, the what they've done what seems to have kept Madeira going in the trickle down economy. And of course, the military generals in his cronies get the cream off the top. Unless unless it's going to the people, and what they've done to limp along is as they mismanage the economy is to mortgage their will to Russia, China and to the bondholders so at this point. Is this a competition between the Americans who are owed money or who have collateral against loans all the Russians and the Chinese. Well, you know, I think that the US government knows that or in its intent is to help. I mean, they know that that that moves agencies and the US on the western world will have to help and to reconstruct itself on on on there the economy to avoid, you know, continuing refugee, crisis, etc. So my sense is that the the government of US. Of course, there are interest groups in the US bondholder and all the companies that that might want to see south. But I think that the US government will try to avoid that from happening. Then similarly the Russians will have a very hard time, you know, executing berry collateral, and in the case of the Chinese, basically, I think all of these actors will have to be part of our Deb restructuring and renegotiation. This is big. Equivalent of country that went into bankruptcy, and you have much more claims that what they can pay. And so in the end, I mean, there is no such thing as bankruptcy court. So so he will not be easing bought. A combination of the multilateral agency side, the US government. I think we'll try to avoid these being something which you know, all these acids disappear without the any capacity of the Golan to restructure its debt than recover the economy. My understanding is what's happened to the national company through that period of chevette. And then it got a lot worse under Madero is that they would just taking all the oil revenue in essentially, I the screaming off the top for themselves and their cronies, and then giving this kind of trickle down Lage's. And frankly, a lot of people were very sympathetic to the policies of Gustavus particularly on the left because it did seem like he was really concerned about leveling the disparity in income and helping the poor. But now the is that in Venezuela. The people who are suffering most other poor and mine understanding is that essentially what they've done is a just sort of taking care of currencies bribe the people with the money from the oil revenues, but not invest in any of it back into the oil company, the national oil company, and that's the real problem. The the amount of oil that they've been able to expert over the years has dwindled every year to I think it's about is it about half of what they were pumping about ten years ago. I mean, that's isn't that the essential problem that they simply haven't invested in their their number one resource. And they've let it to go to reckon ruin. I mean that that's without a doubt one of the key elephants. I mean there also the case that they you know, beat anybody anywhere else. Not only in the in the industry, basically was a consumption, boom. Without any actual real either economic growth are significant productivity and investment. So they did for a while, you know, five significant support because of these TV. High oil rents from the commodities fries, boom. But as reports out production was going down even in the good years when the rest of, you know, all exporting countries in the world actually were increasing production because the prices were high end, it was attractive, and of course, when the collapsing twenty fourteen without really in that country and a national company, you know, the simply they crashed and they didn't invest and the production collapsed much more rapidly than it had been slowly declining before and you're right. It's the production is about half of what he was when Travis came into power. And it seems that he's going to continue to the Klein, particularly now that that you know, that the sanctions have been imposed. And of course, the problem is that a lot of that oil as you as you said before goes to repay debts or either giving away the. The magic market for free. So, you know, the the government is starved of cash, and that's why you have a hyper inflation because they basically find themselves by printing money. Well, just just to wrap up though on on the general oil picture since share a specialist on the Venezuelan oil sector, Franciscan Manali. My understanding is that Venezuela produces a very heavy crude, and they're very few places where that oil can be refined mostly on the Texas Gulf Coast Kubrick can refine it and they've been given subsidized oil for some time. I believe that is a dwindling. I think cure sow also can process this oil, but in order to even get the oil to the market the Venezuelans have to mix it with light crude from Algiers and other countries because it is so thick and heavy. So can they afford to even by the light? Crude. They need to make the mix in order to export what they have. That's as you point out a big problem. Venezuela, the extra they have two ways of exporting one is the one that you just mentioned blending you beneath with a not not that much. They're doing it more now with refined products actually from the US rather than with light oil from from Africa, but a little bit of light over from Russia their upbringing it for that. But but they have to with refined process or or. Therapies, they have some facilities. Call upgraders, which are sort of refineries that allow these you know, heavier to become. Has lighter oil the thing is that those facilities are in very bad shape, and they are producing about half of their capacity. And as a result about two hundred thousand barrels of extra heavy oil. So they are exported by blending. And and the thing is that that requires about a hundred thousand barrels of imports it refined products from the US or light oil from elsewhere. You said that means that now they will have to import everything from a probably Russia because I don't think even cheerio Nigeria. We'll we'll be into. He's not a don't pay upfront. So that will even further reduce the capacity to generate cash flow..

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Venezuela's inflation to reach 1 million percent, IMF forecasts

The World

03:16 min | 2 years ago

Venezuela's inflation to reach 1 million percent, IMF forecasts

"We've been hearing for some time about the economic collapse in Venezuela one way. To measure that is by calculating how fast consumer prices are rising and today the International Monetary Fund, made this prediction expects, inflation in Venezuela to reach a million percent sometime this year also. Today the Venezuelan government issued new banknotes. The authorities are in effect hoping to counter inflation by just taking five zeros off the national currency the. Bolivar maybe colleague Leonardo Russia says this economic meltdown has been. Years in the making he's been coming for for many years it came with the collapse of the Venezuelan economy with president will go Chavis, and collapse in oil prices so he had a combination of Venezuela depending heavily on oil prices in a government is a socialist government Which tried, to control prices and, all that created a lot of economic instability and political dissent for. At least four years with street protests. And dozens of people killed in that also pushed the government into into a different note so presently colossoma. Doodoo has been facing a rising inflation and the situation did. Really deteriorated over the past year or so These new notes have read it's called the sovereign Bulevar. And that it's pegged to a crypto currency called the petro which was recently created by the Madero, government and that the value of that. Is based on Venezuela's oil reserves what is what is this, new currency. It is complicated crypto currencies and, virtual currencies are very complicated to explain but in a way it works like a, like a gold standard he pegged the value of, this currency to a certain amount of all your barrels within. As well has also golden diamond in a way it's to try to. Give any new currency in the economy some credibility some tokens were issued of that and people were encouraged to buy that as investment and death is what you know the value of. The new currency will be too but the new sovereign delivers that is replacing the strangely. Name strong believers will be new notes with five zero. Is being cut off they were supposed to come into force in In April or may. But apparently the bills are. Being made in England by Delarue and they they had trouble to pay for that and rearrange and that was delayed and delayed at the time they were going to knock off three years of the. Currency in April in the inflation is? So high that. They decided, to go for five zeros so whatever was, a thousand delivers becomes one cent it's really difficult to understand for. People who live in in a stable economy when will the new notes be available they will be, available tomorrow in theory the the new. Currency is valid zone today but on Monday it was a, Bank holiday. So that people would prepare and, what we saw in Caracas and all the seats people queuing up for petrol prices, have been going up by a lot since last, week since that was announced and people haven't been able actually. To to take out the new currency's anything below a thousand believers won't. Be currency anymore because that's less than one

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Ebola crisis worsens in Congo, health workers infected

Up First

03:18 min | 2 years ago

Ebola crisis worsens in Congo, health workers infected

"You. All right. It might seem hard to believe that a country with the world's largest proven oil reserves is in economic collapse, but that is exactly what has been happening in Venezuela. It sure is no conham est at the International Monetary Fund, say inflation in Venezuela could top one million percent this year and the United Nations is estimating that more than two million people have fled the country that is nearly seven percent of Venice wheel as population. Okay. So in an effort to stem, this economic collapse and hyperinflation President, Nicolas Maduro has announced some dramatic measures. They include a three thousand percent hike. I can't believe these massive numbers, three thousand percent hike in the minimum wage and just striking five zero off of the country's currency. Just take them off taking. That'll do it. All right. We are joined by AP reporter, Scott Smith. He is in Caracas and joins us to talk more. Scott. Can you just start by explaining what daily life is like for Venezuelans right now? People on a daily basis struggle to afford basic food and medicine and basic goods. The vast majority of people in Venezuela earned the minimum wage, which is just a dollar or two or less per month on the government continues to raise the minimum wage. But as you know, flation sores inflation just devours at

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Venezuela gasoline prices should rise to international levels: Maduro

BBC World Service

00:54 sec | 2 years ago

Venezuela gasoline prices should rise to international levels: Maduro

"President Maduro says Venezuela's fuel prices should rise. To international levels in the change to his patrol subsidy policy he said he was acting because smugglers cheating Venezuela out of millions of dollars of revenue mr maduro said those who held a government issued identity card will continue to receive direct subsidies but those who fail to register their vehicles would have to pay fuel at international prices when aldo from better is a london based venezuelan journalist i think this is evidence that the madero government has given up on trying to secure the support of the people of venezuela i mean increasing the price of gas has been a political taboo for all venezuelan government's the only one that did it in back in one thousand nine hundred and nine faced riots that led to the vets of hundreds of people to two military coups and eventually the removal of the precedent yet the government of madurai doing this because they basically run out of money

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"madero government" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on KOMO

"PepsiCo replacing CEO Indra new who's. Stepping, down active October third when she took the helm in two thousand six knew he was just the eleventh woman to lead a, fortune five, hundred company, Scott Goldberg ABC news Now your political insights from. ABC news and star witness in Paul Manafort fraud trial Rick gates took the stand ABC's alley Rogan has more gates pleaded. Guilty in February two charges. Of conspiracy. And has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation into Russia the Manafort. Defense team has built their argument around gates saying he is the. True, culprit behind their clients alleged crimes according to tax documents. Legal defense fund set up to help. Trump allies caught up in the Russia probe does not appear to have spent any money on legal services even though a. Handful of top Trump donors collectively donated nearly two hundred thousand dollars to, the fund between March and June multiple sources who have. Been questioned by investigators told. ABC news on the condition of anonymity that, their, requests for assistance either went completely unanswered resulted in no financial assistance and the. First wave of US sanctions suspended under the Iran nuclear deal snap back into place at twelve o one Tuesday those are your political, insights Serena Marshall ABC News Washington Venezuelan authorities say they've detained six suspects in connection with an alleged that SAS nation attempt. Against Venezuelan President Nicolas, Maduro officials say Madero was presiding over a military parade on live TV when drones carrying explosives detonated near him Saturday in a televised address hours. Later Madurai claimed foreign and domestic opponents were behind the attack ABC's Matt gunman reports from Los Angeles the Madero government has. Blamed not only rightist elements who've been trying to topple him inside Venezuela for years but also outside nations including Colombia and the United States alleging that if this was. Actually real that it was in some way set off in Miami we have nothing to corroborate that and the US government. Clearly denies any role in, this alleged, attempt.

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6 arrests made in failed plot to assassinate Venezuelan president

Nick Digilio

02:06 min | 2 years ago

6 arrests made in failed plot to assassinate Venezuelan president

"WGN radio on tune in it is two o'clock or thereabouts here's Vic. Vaughn thank you Brian it's mostly, cloudy seventy six degrees, at O'Hare federal federal. Authorities are investigating lead, pollution in Indiana, WGN's Roger badesch. Reports northwestern Indiana steel mill is. A major source of industrial leaden benzene emissions and regulators aren't sure where the pollution, ends, up Chicago, Tribune analyzed. Federal. Records about our seller Mattel's burns harbor mill they found the mill released nearly. Eighteen thousand pounds of lead at one hundred. Seventy three thousand pounds of benzene in twenty sixteen the. PA is investigating. Roger badesch WGN news the US will reimpose its first round of sanctions on Iran since President Trump announced, the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement ABC's. Arlette assigned his at the White House the Iran nuclear. Deal brokered by, President Obama lifted the sanctions but today the first round of sanctions against Iran snap back, into place ninety, days after President Trump withdrew from the agreement, the sanctions include those on Iran buying US dollars and on trading. Gold and, other. Precious metals the. US is also, ending arounds ability to export. Carpet sin foods into the US the number of. Dead in last night's, magnitude seven. Point zero earthquake in Lombok Indonesia now stands at ninety one more than two hundred people were hospitalized with serious. Injuries search and rescue teams continue working it's. A tourist resort island. Venezuelan authorities have six people in custody accused of an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro he was presiding over a military parade on live TV when drones. Carrying explosives. Detonated near him Saturday ABC's Matt Gettman reports part of the, sad things about the way this has unfolded in Venezuela is That people are so, tired that they don't have the fight. Left in them to keep protesting but there are these. Splinter groups continue to try to fight the Madero government the alleged attack comes after years of protests against, the policies of Madero and his predecessor we'll check sports traffic and weather next on Napa know Keeping it simple.

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"madero government" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on AP News

"The day in the phoenix suburb president trump drops a white house visit by the latest nfl superbowl winner the nfl champion philadelphia eagles scheduled visit to the white house tuesday has been called off by the president of the united states president donald trump cancelled the visit because he says some of the eagles disagree with his insistence that they stand for the national anthem hand on heart trump says instead of hosting the eagles he'll host a different type of ceremony with the us marine band last year trump criticized nfl players who kneel during the national anthem and suggested they should be fired the nfl recently announced a new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem if they're on the field when it is played mike rossier washington this is is ap radio news vice president mike pence tells members of the organization of american states that the trump administration remains committed to economic sanctions against venezuela until the government under president nicolas maduro restores constitutional order must hold free and fair elections release all political prisoners immediately and unconditionally end the repressive economic deprivation that is starving in costing lives of innocent venezuela's among the other es nations meeting in washington only bolivia express support for the madero government during today's session on a seven to two vote the supreme court sets aside a colorado ruling against a baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for same sex couple the limited ruling finding that the state's civil rights commission at an anti religious bias against the baker several other legal disputes.

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"madero government" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on AP News

"Shooting death of a man and a woman whose body were found a day in the phoenix suburb president trump drops the white house visit by the latest nfl superbowl winner the nfl champion philadelphia eagles scheduled visit to the white house tuesday has been called off by the president of the united states president donald trump cancelled the visit because he says some of the eagles disagree with his insistence that they stand for the national anthem hand on heart trump says instead of hosting the eagles he'll host a different type of ceremony with the us marine band last year trump criticized nfl players who kneel during the national anthem and suggested they should be fired the nfl recently announced a new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem if they're on the field when it is played mike rossier washington this is radio news vice president mike pence tells members of the organization of american states that the trump administration remains committed to economic sanctions against venezuela until the government under president nicolas maduro retire stores constitutional order must hold free and fair elections release all political prisoners immediately and unconditionally in the repressive economic deprivation that is starving in costing lives of innocent venezuelans among the other nations meeting in washington only bolivia express support for the madero government during today's session on a seven to two vote the supreme court sets aside a colorado ruling against a baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for same sex couple the limited ruling finding that the state's civil rights commission at an anti religious bias against the baker several other legal disputes are pending in similar disputes this similar cases i'm tim maguire ap radio.

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"madero government" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"But it's never been a no peace treaties ever been signed between those two countries the majority government accused the two of them of wanting to overthrow the madero government are trying to help the rebels et cetera up until overthrow the government so they were jailed under that suspicion for a couple of years the her the senators in utah had lobbied significantly to the madero government in lobbied significantly to the us on behalf of josh will holt and his wife tammy eventually just the other day bob corker who is the chair of the senate foreign relations committee went down there and a formerly secured their release which was almost like a little surprise to to the trump administration but the president welcomed them back to the united states they flew into washington and he hosted them and their families in the oval office for a little bit late saturday night so maybe a little bit of the relations with venezuela venezuelan the madero government was recently reelected because you didn't need well you didn't hear that the president didn't even necessarily thank the medeiros i recall his all of his remarks and he hasn't tweeted about it he just said this was great news and then went on about how many other americans is administration or he likes to put it has been able to secure their releases that wedding they've been held what the in what the the united states believes unjust circumstances around the world and then lastly before i let you go speaking of he what does he get going on for memorial day well as is the tradition president trump will be engaging in the memorial day ceremonies at arlington national cemetery the president so while with laser reese there and then delivers remarks in the amphitheater before a crowd of military leaders as well as families of the fallen and families in the military sort of handpicked audience there of course but he will deliver remarks about military the status of the military status of military operations around the world usually this is what presidents normally do we expect the that mr trump in particular john will go on about how much stronger the military is this is something he did just the friday while at the.

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"madero government" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"To import food and medicine madero and his allies have sidelined the national assembly which was elected in two thousand fifteen and have allowed a new super body the national constituent assembly to usurp most of its functions this was the illegally created unconstitutional right there of parliament vote to amend the constitution and create this thing and nobody that opposes me is allowed to run for a seat on the thing in addition to lima group said it would intensify and broaden the exchange of financial information to identify venezuelan companies and individuals quote who could be involved in acts of corruption money laundering and other illicit activity on quote these actions are likely just the first wave of more sanctions said francisco baldi with the baker institute's a nonpartisan public policy think tank at rice university he says further quote i expected in the next few days and weeks will continue seeing the number of countries that have not recognized these elections in the western hemisphere and europe tightening sanctions and making it harder for the venezuelan government to keep behaving the way they've been behaving he told a conference in dc the trump administration has already slapped more than sixty former and current officials with sanctions and prohibited us companies from dealing in venezuela debt secretary of state mike pompeo slammed the madero government for stacking the courts with bias judges banning opposition candidates and offering food to starving waylon in exchange for political support i gotta say i had not heard that particular headline but it doesn't surprise me in a statement he called the election quote an attack on constitutional order and said the us would bring swift economic and diplomatic actions to support democracy in venezuela simply that harsher measures against venezuela's oil industry are yet to come but as well as governments defending the election where madero beat his rival on refocused on the former governor of the laura state sixty eight percent to twenty one percent evangelical pastor heavier vertucci one just eleven percent an opposition boycott dampen the race than just forty six percents according to the states of registered voters cast ballots the lowest level even according to the state in two decades and one thing not mentioned in that article is that all of the theory challengers were prohibited from running in the election they were either incarcerated or just given these sentences of you're not allowed to run for.

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"madero government" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"Konami dives the coup plot by disgruntled venezuelan military officers in march was audacious seize control the capital's military bases arrest madero install a provisional government to replaces authoritarian regime to avoid detection for a year conspiring officers issued phone calls texting emails they sent messages via couriers before they could act them into medeiros intelligence service discovered the plot described by military analysts is the most serious to date against his government authorities arrested nine rebel officers cutting the head of the largest armored battalion capital as mr madero runs for reelection on sunday no one's running against them because people hate him nowhere to run against an afraid to get killed discontent in the barracks is an all time high current and former military officers say shortage of the food evaporating salary desertions have turned the armed forces into a cauldron of conspiracies against mr madero the venezuelan militaries a time bomb a pressure cooker said the army captain who was interviewed in a foreign country where he had fled it could explode at any time because everyone is unhappy the madero government is arrested dozens of officers this year cashiered others in a military purge stalin did and that's what happened when hitler invaded them there was no one left to defend organization of american states can have to step in meanwhile well you knew this was going to happen eventually man yelling and spewing about donald trump opened fire early friday in the lobby of a golf resort owned by the president in the miami area active shooter at one thirty in the morning this morning when police arrived at the scene and the suspect was armed and a handgun draped an american flag over the counter the fire alarm was blazing he was an apparent attempt to lure officers to the lobby police exchanged gunfire with plus back to a shot in the lower extremities and taken into custody police said we're not saying this is terrorism we're not discounting anything at this point i'm telling you what they're nuts in this country i nobody should ever be criticized for their security.

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"madero government" Discussed on AM730

AM730

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on AM730

"The plot described by military analysts is the most serious to date against his government authorities arrested nine rebel officers putting the head of the largest armored battalion in the capital as mr madera runs for reelection on sunday no one's running against them because people hate him no one will run against him there to get killed discontent in the barracks is an all time high current and former military officers say shortage of the food evaporating salary desertions have turned the armed forces into a cauldron of conspiracies against mr madero the venue as the venezuelan militaries a time bomb a pressure cooker said the army captain who was interviewed in a foreign country where he had fled it could explode at any time because everyone is unhappy the madero government has arrested dozens of officers this year cashiered others in a military purge that's what stalin did and that's what happened when hitler invaded them there was no one left to defend organization of american states can have to step in meanwhile well you knew this was going to happen eventually man yelling and spewing about donald trump opened fire early friday in the lobby of a golf resort owned by the owned by the president in the miami area active shooter at one thirty in the morning this morning when police arrived at the scene the suspect was armed of the handgun drape the american flag over the counter the fire alarm was blazing it was an apparent attempt to lure officers to the lobby police exchanged gunfire with the suspect who was shot in the lower extremities and taken into custody police said we're not saying this is terrorism we're not discounting anything at this point i'm telling you what are nuts in this country i nobody should ever be criticized for their security all right now i'm about to mention scott pruitt who's my friend and my son works at a and my law firm has business before the epa although i'm not a part of that not my client i did my disclaimer he gets criticized for security details and you should see his male or listen to his testimony did and this goes for everyone in the government and media and especially.

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"madero government" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Membership is also stepping up sanctions as npr's michelle kellerman reports vice president mike pence says the upcoming elections in venezuela will be in his words as sham and he says countries in the region should take steps to pressure nncholas maduro to suspend the vote and to allow in aid as the country collapses there will be no real election in venezuela on may twentieth and the world knows it it will be a fake relation with the fig outcome and pen says the us is adding three venezuelans who have ties to the madero government to a list of drug kingpins who face sanctions in the us michelle kellerman npr news washington president trump is preparing to disclose his policy regarding the iran nuclear agreement which is long criticized and a tweet on monday trump says that he'll let everyone know what he plans to do at tuesday at two pm this is npr news boaters in four states will cast ballots on tuesday in racists that are being closely watched by democrats who are hoping to regain control of congress the elections will be held in west virginia north carolina indiana and ohio all states that voted for president trump in two thousand sixteen and west virginia three republicans are vying for seat that's held by democratic senator joe manchin the department of homeland security says many us voting systems still need to be inspected for weaknesses as npr's miles parks reports they'll remain vulnerable in november despite improvements made since russia's attack on the two thousand sixteen presidential race talking about voter security's a tough balancing act for elections officials they want to accurately conveyed the threat the department of homeland security says russian hackers targeted or probed the registration systems of at least twenty one states the hackers broke into one annoy and also stole the password of an election official in arizona but officials also don't want to scare off voters.

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Pence blasts Venezuela's 'sham election' ahead of possible new US sanctions

NPR News Now

02:00 min | 2 years ago

Pence blasts Venezuela's 'sham election' ahead of possible new US sanctions

"Membership is also stepping up sanctions as npr's michelle kellerman reports vice president mike pence says the upcoming elections in venezuela will be in his words as sham and he says countries in the region should take steps to pressure nncholas maduro to suspend the vote and to allow in aid as the country collapses there will be no real election in venezuela on may twentieth and the world knows it it will be a fake relation with the fig outcome and pen says the us is adding three venezuelans who have ties to the madero government to a list of drug kingpins who face sanctions in the us michelle kellerman npr news washington president trump is preparing to disclose his policy regarding the iran nuclear agreement which is long criticized and a tweet on monday trump says that he'll let everyone know what he plans to do at tuesday at two pm this is npr news boaters in four states will cast ballots on tuesday in racists that are being closely watched by democrats who are hoping to regain control of congress the elections will be held in west virginia north carolina indiana and ohio all states that voted for president trump in two thousand sixteen and west virginia three republicans are vying for seat that's held by democratic senator joe manchin the department of homeland security says many us voting systems still need to be inspected for weaknesses as npr's miles parks reports they'll remain vulnerable in november despite improvements made since russia's attack on the two thousand sixteen presidential race talking about voter security's a tough balancing act for elections officials they want to accurately conveyed the threat the department of homeland security says russian hackers targeted or probed the registration systems of at least twenty one states the hackers broke into one annoy and also stole the password of an election official in arizona but officials also don't want to scare off voters.

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Kennedy Center rescinds top prizes bestowed on Bill Cosby

NPR News Now

02:09 min | 2 years ago

Kennedy Center rescinds top prizes bestowed on Bill Cosby

"And pence says the us is adding three venezuelans who have ties to the madero government to a list of drug kingpins who face sanctions in the us michelle kellerman npr news washington retired marine lieutenant colonel and fox news contributor oliver north has a new job he'll become the next nra or the nra's next president north is a popular speaker for the gun rights lobby group and was a central figure in the iran contra scandal during the reagan administration a secret conspiracy to sell weapons to iran in violation of an arms embargo and funnel money to antisocialist fighters in nicaragua against the will of congress that scheme was oliver north's idea the nra says he will start his new job in a few weeks and then he will step down from his fox news position wall street higher by the closing bell the dow up ninety four points at twenty four thousand three hundred fifty seven the nasdaq up fifty five points at seventy to sixty five the sp five hundred gay gained nine points to close at twenty six seventy two you're listening to npr news from washington senator kamala kamala harris says she has decided not to give the keynote speech at the university of california berkeley's commencement this weekend because of an ongoing labor dispute harris says she's heating a boycott by striking service workers as thousands of constituion security guards gardeners other workers are on a three day strike to address gender pay inequities and demand higher wages the kennedy center for the performing arts in washington dc is recinding to awards previously given to disgraced comedian bill cosby npr's mandalit del barco reports the john f kennedy center for the performing arts honored bill cosby in nineteen ninety eight and also a warded him the two thousand nine mark twain prize for american humor now the centers trustees are revoking this awards a week and a half after he was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault the eighty year old cosby faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison a statement from the kennedy center says cosby's actions have overshadowed.

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"madero government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"madero government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's the takeaway todd's will this summit of the americas gets underway today but one key figures missing president trump announced earlier this week that he'll skip the summit in lima peru because of the situation in syria vice president mike pence has been dispatched to the summit in the president's place along with senator marco rubio has become a key voice on latin american issues joshua goodman is andy's news director for the associated press and josh says that while latin american leaders feel something of a snob from president trump there's a bit of relief to i don't think many of the leaders in the region even leaders that are sort of pro american we're looking forward to shaking trump's hands i mean this is a guy who regularly and salts that tino immigrants wants to build a wall with mexico and you know rip up trade deals all of which are policies which much of the region rejects so what's at the top of the agenda then for this summit of the americas this year the summit of the americas began as a gathering of hemispheric leaders to discuss a trade pact going from alaska to the tip of south america that died a very boisterous death about a decade ago at the summit of the americas in argentina the summit since then really has just been a meet and greet and it basically becomes a forum for discussing the hot topic of the moment right now that's venezuela this administration and they they deserve credit for it really has focused attention on venezuela in a way that the obama administration has not and the region is very worried about the demise of democracy and the economic crisis in venezuela so they have been looking and taking cues from the united states on this very important issue on ways to basically pressure the madero government to get its act together and make sure that the humanitarian crisis there doesn't spill across the borders so that's what they'll be talking about with vice president pence and looking for ways to coordinate a strong action against the madero government vice president pence is representing the administration on this trip but also along is marco rubio republican senator from florida who josh has been a very strong critic from the senate floor of the government in venezuela.

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