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Venezuela's Ongoing Political Saga
"Venezuela is in the news again. There's a failed raid. Actually two of the advisors of one guy lull have resigned. They resigned Monday so I wanted to talk about Venezuela a little bit third rail topic of Latin America so over the weekend. I had the opportunity to connect with Gabriel Hetland Assistant Professor of Latin American Caribbean and US. Latino studies at the University of Albany and here is the conversation. Hey Gabriel thank you so much for being on Latino rebels radio great to be here. Venezuela seems to be doesn't seem to go away before we get into the deeper issues regarding Venezuela. I would love to get your reaction about what has happened over the last Last week in continuing this whole notion of this ex green beret with a raid. That was going to go after. Nicholas model can you begin to breakdown your reaction or or give your take on all this. I'll do my best. I'm shaking my head as you say. This almost makes me chuckle. And I've heard so many accurate ways to describe it tragedy meets farce handler with Alaska historian at nyu said someone else. From the Obama X. Obama said described it as keystone cops meets failed Bay of Pigs invasion someone else a bad rambo movie. I mean it's almost absurd if it weren't tragic at the same time so you know the sort of short story is that there's a a ex green beret Jordan gaudreau based in Florida. He's apparently guarded trump at a rally at some point in the last couple of years He seems to be described as totally out of touch with reality by everyone. Who's met him over the last several years he got involved into that. Anna's Waylon really randomly was last February at this concert. That March I guess when Richard Branson people was having a concert in Kuku Columbia on the border blah to raise for humanitarian aid and basically for an armed invasion of Venezuela by the opposition at failed utterly but from that point on Goo throw with his Sort OF SECURITY OPS Company in Florida Silver Corp got interested in Venezuela and the money that might be involved with toppling meadow and it as more and more of the details. Come out it's truly scandalous and Lurid and it's GonNa Impact Venezuela for a long time to come but There was a armed invasion. Which happened just over week ago on Sunday. and You know about little less than two dozen Folks got got off a boat An eight of them were killed and another fifteen or so were captured by the Venezuelan army. Apparently fisherman actually are the ones who initially captured them and their plan was to sort of invade Venezuela's through the ocean. You Know Landa boat make their way to cut off us. Topple them Dodo administration free Venezuela goto warehouses filled with cash. Us dollars take the cash leave and be treated as heroes Total absurd but what really makes it know scandalous as the main opposition leader. One Guy Dough is involved in this And there's more and more evidence coming out that he knew something about what was going to happen. It's not entirely clear how much he now and how much he knew and it appears that he didn't know a whole lot but in over last year he had a series of meetings. I think by phone basically with Guerrero and there's recordings with his voice and he's been invited to save. These are not true and he hasn't done so to my knowledge so far where he you know says it will support the agreement and one of his deputies apparently gave fifty thousand dollars as an initial payment which was supposed to go up to two hundred some million dollars And other Guido officials apparently had some level of knowledge the trump administration has denied it but in very interesting terms where Secretary Pompeo has said the US was not directly involved and so his use of the word directly suggests that they were somehow involved. That's what I mean exactly. And here's the thing that I would say about all this. Given how third rail of an issue Venezuela is there because it's so damn partisan this topic you could literally make a case that each party involved could have been involved. You know what I'm saying. I'm not trying to be like that's how messed up. Venezuela's right now in terms of the understanding because I'm sure that there are people who are saying well. This is his mother will conspiracy. You know he just created all this because you know the opposition and goes like I don't know anything about it the US. I feel like it was being taken from like amateur hour so it Kinda to me speaks to how Venezuela is often misunderstood misrepresented because it is being seen through a very hyper partisan lens that is so complex that I don't think it's reality right now in this is sort of an example of this absurd story that this sort of like bad. Hollywood
"venezuelan army" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"But. Wouldn't Madero if he does arrest quite though, he wouldn't he be almost daring of the countries to take a more direct hand in Venezuela. I think much more to the point is that he would be daring the Venezuelan army the pivot on which this situation really tons to make a decision about whether or not they're going to back him or sack him, basically. Yes, outside POWs may have some relevance and importance. But I think it's the Venezuelan army that is the really important thing here, and Mary rightly pointed add the Guido has enjoyed the extraordinary amount of liberty. Will I can only assume that he has enjoyed all this liberty because the army has said to Madero you can only go so far. And if you go over that line, then you're in real trouble. Mary, do you think? That's right. What do you think? The army have already. I mean, you know, armies in similar situations. Do change their mind from time to time, which I guess is what Madurai was worried about. But so far they've been. This been some reports of desertions, but not certainly not of extremely senior figures. Sung far at least have have the Venezuelan military picked their team. Well, this is one of the most interesting aspects of the whole thing ever since January because essentially Venezuela's since then has had to regimes in parallel and the Guadagno oppression has the recognition as the legitimate president starting from the United States. And then a whole host of three dozen four dozen countries followed including Britain, followed the United States in recognizing quite as legitimate president. But Madora wouldn't give up and the army stuck with him. And that's where we are today. And so is sort of tend to tend to agree that the army has already picked it. Sorry. And in a way, I sort of I. Was very uneasy. I have to say at the very beginning when the United States decided to recognize as it were arrival president in Venezuela because it seemed to me that the jitney MRI of that was deeply questionable and UN recognition. So far as I know has not been withdrawn from Doro, which leaves him in the international context as being the legitimate leader of Venezuela. And I sort of think that the United States pushed it really a bit far a bit early. It wasn't just the United States, of course, most of Europe and Latin America indeed now recognizes Gordon would they have done that unless the United States at let very probably not George. It is the evergreen question over the last few years of the Venezuelan crisis. But is the any sign at all that Nadu ro whether you sympathize with him or not has a coherent and plausible plan for a way out of this. Because I think it's it's always worth revisiting the fact that this situation as well. As being tragic wretched is just ridiculous. There is no reason at all why Venezuela is not a wealthy prosperous orderly and functional country. And I think at some point the person in charge has to take a measure of responsibility for the fact that it isn't oh, I think he should take full responsibility for that without question. I think he's had any kind of plan for some time. There's not been much evidence of it. They have no they have a kind of magical fantasy almost parallel system going on. Don't forget that the body that took away guavas immunity was called the constituent assembly which was only set up because the national assembly otherwise known as the Venezuelan parliament is controlled by the opposition since the lost election. If you are at that kind of stage, you don't really have a plan for staying in power, you you you get down on your knees. Brig? Italy. And just pray that the army will stay with you for one reason or another and that something will happen to Guangzhou or guava will fade away. But none of that is going to happen. I think I think Maduro will go down. Eventually, it's just very difficult to tell exactly what the end game is going to be and how long it's gonna take depressingly. I suspect we're going to have ample opportunity to come back to that story. Oh, so we look now at France, which is discovering that legislating against fake news is less straightforward than might look..
"venezuelan army" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"The case of Paul Manafort, riveting Washington DC with the question of how much prison time. Should the felon gets the office of special counsel? Robert Muller does not specify just how long he should sentence metaphor. However, the sentencing memo paints, President Trump's former campaign chair as an unrepentant criminal committed crimes and did not abide by terms of three months here. CBS news legal analyst, they Rosenbaum Manafort was already found guilty of tax and Bank fraud before Virginia federal court. This new sentencing memo involves the criminal case arising out of Washington DC, dealing with manafort's legal lobbying of a Russian foreign agent. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct Justice. Interestingly the penalties for such crimes are actually less than the sentencing he received in the Virginia case for tax and Bank fraud. That was back in August of two thousand eight t when it was found guilty of tax fraud. Venezuelan security forces have fired tear gas on protesters who are trying to deliver relief. The people people were killed in about three hundred more have been. President Maduro security forces are clashing with demonstrators on the border holding the line. President Madurai us troops on the bridge between Colombia and Venezuela. From early morning face to face with their own countrymen desperate for aid to get through this former officer the Venezuelan army addresses the young troops. The orders are on constitutional. He tells them you don't have to obey. I am Venezuelan myself says Nikola Gonzales think of your children. Open the doors. Let Venezuela be free. Meantime, today almost two dozen Venezuelans troops led president Madora regime. As the struggle continues to try to get aid to the victims will the crisis in Venezuela sparked a protest here in center city. Whether we use Hadas Kuznits was there. Scott Williams of workers world party helped organize a protest here along market street against the US administration interfering in Venezuela. We stand.
"venezuelan army" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Singer R Kelly could be facing up to seventy years in prison if convicted on the sex abuse charges. He's facing is now in jail Chicago trying to raise one hundred thousand dollars in bond money to get out news. Correspondents Rica, Duncan says the Cook County state's attorney's laid out the allegations and the evidence she says in one video at times Robert Kelly would spit on her slack her in the face in choker in graphic detail. State attorney Kim FOX described the allegations involving four women who say they were sexually abused by our Kelly charges involve multiple four sex ax. According to court records, three of the four women were between thirteen and sixteen years old when the alleged abuse happen Kelly's best known hits his I believe I can fly. But his attorney says contrary to the song Mr Kelly doesn't like to fly. And so is not a flight risk. Venezuelans have been rushing to rescue boxes of emergency food and medicine from burning trucks stalled on a bridge to Columbia BBC correspondent early Gearan holding the line president Medeiros troops on the bridge between Colombia and Venezuela. Priority boarding face to face with their own countrymen desperate for aid to get through this former officer in the Venezuelan army addresses, the young troops. The orders are on constitutional. He tells them you don't have to obey witnesses national guardsmen acting under orders from Madeira torch the trucks once they crossed into Venezuelan territory. He's vowed to block aid shipments considering them a Trojan horse intended to pave the way for foreign military intervention. Reporter Don Kirk says North Korea's leaders on his way to summit in Vietnam with President Trump. He's not flying controlling has left Pyongyang. He's going by train to the Chinese border with Vietnam hours ago, he crossed the border into China and you'll be arriving tomorrow at the Vietnam border with China from the Vietnam border with China. He's going to go by car to President Trump says he loves Kim and hopes the two will make progress on dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The Pentagon's acting chief has been visiting the US Mexico border in Texas. As he considers how to use emergency powers invoked by President Trump to help build a border wall. Patrick Shanahan was in El Paso with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. He's been getting firsthand view of areas along the border where military troops are helping US customs and border protection with barrier replacement work..
"venezuelan army" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"News traffic. Oh eating. Cows. CBS news correspondent to Rica Donkin says the Cook County state's attorney's laid out the allegations and the evidence she says in one video times Robert Kelly would spit on her slap her in the face in choker in graphic detail. State attorney Kim FOX described the allegations involving four women who say they were sexually abused by R Kelly the charges involved multiple four sex ax. According to court records three of the four women were between thirteen and sixteen years old when the alleged abuse happen road Kelly's best known hits. His I believe I can fly. But his attorney says contrary to the song Mr Kelly doesn't like to fly. And so it was not a flight risk. Venezuelans have been rushing to rescue boxes of emergency food and medicine from burning trucks stalled on a bridge to Columbia BBC correspondent early Gearan holding the line president Medeiros troops on the bridge between Colombia and Venezuela. Priority boarding face to face with their own countrymen desperate for aid to get through this former officer in the Venezuelan army addresses, the young troops. For the orders are unconstitutional. He tells them you don't have to obey witnesses national guardsmen acting under orders from Madeira torch trucks. Once they crossed into Venezuelan territory. He's vowed to block aid shipments considering them a Trojan horse intended to pave the way for foreign military intervention. Reporter Don Kirk says North Korea's leaders on his way to a summit in Vietnam with President Trump. He's not flying Kim Jong UN has left young. He's going by train to the Chinese border with Vietnam hours ago, he crossed the border into China and you'll be arriving tomorrow at the Vietnam border with China from the Vietnam border with China. He's going to go by car to Hanoi. President Trump says he loves Kim and hopes the two will make progress on dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The Pentagon's acting chief has been visiting the US Mexico border in Texas as he considers how to use. Emergency powers invoked by President Trump to help build a border wall. Patrick Shanahan was El Paso with the chairman of the joint. Chiefs of staff has been getting a firsthand view of areas along the border where military troops are helping US customs and border protection with barrier replacement work. This is CBS news, zoom video conferencing, featuring video and audio clarity with screen sharing. Free. Accounts are available at zoom dot US. That's zoom dot US, zoom video conferencing. Sixty four degrees here at nine zero three good Saturday evening.
"venezuelan army" Discussed on V103
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"venezuelan army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This is BBC trending with me. Mike Wendling in March twentieth. Eighteen teenage girl named Kyra gross was murdered the home. She shared with her mother in Berlin. Her death quickly became a rallying point online for political activists with a far-right agenda. But the truth of what happened was very different from what they originally thought coming up BBC trending just after the latest world news. BBC news, Jerry Smith. Reports from eastern Syria say the US backed Syrian democratic forces a coalition of Kurdish and Arab factions are engaged in heavy fighting with Islamic militants as they attacked the group's loss. Remaining enclaves in eastern Syria is estimated IS fighters hold about four square kilometers of Syrian territory two years ago. They controlled great swathes of land spanning Syria and Iraq. Trade in conflict dominate discussions at the African Union summit, which is getting underway in the European capital. Addis Ababa particular emphasis is being placed on the more than twenty million people who've been forced to flee their homes. The United Nations says an atheist and military helicopter has crashed inside a U N compound in the disputed region between Sudan and south Sudan killing three crew members. The cause of the crash is unclear. Venezuelan army Colonel says he'll now back the opposition leader and self proclaimed. Interim president Guido Ruben pass humane said ninety percent of the armed forces were unhappy with President Nicolas Maduro. Beijing says the number of border crossings in and out of mainland China over the lunar new year holiday rose eleven percent over the same period last year despite slower economic growth more than six point three million people left the country during the week-long holiday, though, many appeared to travel to destinations within Asia. Hungary's nationalist, Prime Minister Viktor Alban will deliver his state of the nation address later today as opposition parties gather for the latest in the series of protests against his rule. India says more than one thousand seven hundred people have died in various instances of human elephant conflict across the country in the past three years, three hundred seventy three elephants lost their lives. News. It wasn't normal day like every day. This is Karen cross. She's forty two years old. She lives in Berlin. On the seventh of March. Twentieth. Eighteen she got a phone call from her fourteen year old daughter Kyra, she said to me. Okay. My mind and atone, please. Give me a call when you on coming back home. Finish work. I was in the car phone, but she. Answered. Doing the living room and saw her sitting in front of the crowd. That was a scarf. I was calling the emergency. The emergency told me what I have to do. Mason. And so I started to we animator to their emergency. And after nineteen minutes, they stopped the machines. And someone was coming to me and told me you're dead. This is BBC trending.
"venezuelan army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Turned up in the country and the band had their audience for them, and they very happy. We can see it. They Jemma endow lot energy were around the country performing or military bases. And for a while. They're the biggest action South Vietnam who in the water and the Americans left things got dangerous. Guitars gorilla fighters in a legal hairstyles. Vietnam's first family of rock and roll off the news. Hello. I'm only Mckee with the BBC news an active Venezuelan army Colonel says he's now backing the opposition leader and self proclaimed interim president one Guido instead of President Nicolas Maduro in a video on social media Colonel Reuben pass heinous said ninety percent of the armed forces were unhappy. He claimed they were being used by the government to stay in power. However victory Maya editor of the Caracas newspaper. Tell quo says there's no evidence. The army is ready to switch sides. The high command has express over an hour their loyalty towards Douro and on the lower commands on trips. And there hasn't been any indication that large groups are willing still recognizing Ross legitimate president commander in chief. We have seen some officers defecting going to Columbia. But the structure of the institution of the national armed forces are still behind mother rose regime. Hungary's nationalist, Prime Minister Viktor Orban will deliver his tenth state-of-the-nation address later today as opposition parties gathered for the latest protests against his rule, Mr Orban is expected to outline measures to reverse a population decline, including tax breaks and low interest rate loans to couples who marry and promised to have at least two children African heads substate together for a summit in the capital Addis Ababa where they'll discuss the crises affecting the continent during the two day missing. The leaders will be asked to consider a series of reforms. Ben lowering reports the outgoing chairman of the president poor could Gami of Rwanda has called for an overhaul of the institution's finances proposing funding through an import tax rather than relying on external donors with Rwanda as chair. The African Union had expressed concerns over the integrity of the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There. You has since softened its line and accepted the result. The new Congolese president fairly Katie is expected to address this summit security forces in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince have shot dead, at least one protester in clashes with anti-government demonstrators. It was the third day of protests against soaring inflation and corruption. Patti McGuire reports across the country demonstrations brought major cities to a standstill in Port-au-Prince protestors stoned the residents of the president Juvenal Moe's they called for his resignation over allegations of corruption in connection with a multibillion dollar deal to import discounted Venezuelan. Oil patients have been angry at the government's failure to prosecute officials for embezzlement fats. In addition to extreme poverty and annual inflation hitting fifteen percent has prompted the opposition to ignore the president's appeals for dialogue. BBC news. The United Nations says any THEO paean military helicopter has crashed inside a U N compound in the disputed region between Sudan and south Sudan killing three crew. Members. A statement said ten passengers were injured because was not immediately clear the helicopter was carrying soldiers from Kadugli in Sudan to Ethiopia is the sole troop contributor to the UN peacekeeping mission for Abby the authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say security forces have killed five suspected separatist during clashes. An army spokesman said soldiers raided a militant hideout in the district of cool gum following a tip-off triggering a gunfight hundreds of villagers protested near the fighting zone in support of the besieged. Insurgents twelve people were reportedly injured when police fired tear gas and pellet guns at the crowd u s and South Korean officials have signed a one year deal to share the cost of stationing. Twenty eight thousand American troops in South Korea. The new agreement increases South Korea's contribution by eight percent to eight hundred nine hundred million dollars, South Korea had wanted the accord to Las between three to five years in line with previous contracts and Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai as turn back halfway through its flight to China after learning it had no authority to land. There. A spokesman for the airline said the flight plan had been cleared by the Chinese authorities before departure, let's be no immediate comment from the Chinese foreign ministry persons. Most senior police officer Cressida dick has revealed. She's unable to smell cannabis the Commissioner for London's Metropolitan Police made the comments during a BBC interview Sanchez, very important to me. But it is the case that my colleagues think it's hilarious. That I simply cannot smile ever smell of cannabis. I'm hopeless in that respect BBC news. Hi, I'm Harry Graham, your change to the BBC World Service. 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"venezuelan army" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Like Tom Jones L Wilson the coming up in a little bit while we're all looking at North Korea and Doug now, but actual military. Tension is building up between South Korea and Japan. Danielle. In exile. General formerly of the Venezuelan army was published in today's Washington Post. Translation, by the way, Tony Rivera's and exiled Venezuelan military general living in Miami. Since two thousand fourteen fleeing what he claims to be a trumped up charge for participating in demonstrations against Madero. He says quote. In September of last year with Venezuela in the throes of the humanitarian disaster I met with Wanda Guido in Miami to discuss the political situation in our country. In may nNcholas Maduro was reelected president in an election. That was condemned by much of the international community because of widespread allegations of fraud at the time, I had great hopes that Guido who was poised to be president of the national assembly in January fifth could then serve according to the constitution as interim president of the nation on January tenth in the absence of eight legitimately elected leader. Which by the way is the situation that we're in while that has indeed come to pass quite took his oath of office on January twenty third any number of countries, including the United States have recognized him as interim president most of Venezuela's military have stuck by Madura side. Guido who I call president needs the support of the military to assume power Venezuela Venezuela's, high military command still has not recognised quite I was interim president or as Dante. In chief of the armed forces. Despite this being the best option for voting, internal war international intervention. Close quote real quickly. The Venezuelan army is a conscript army and eighteen to thirty years old is the cohort that they draft males only, and they serve a thirty month term, the the the US last time we had a draft the draft was two years twenty four months. So then the majority of the rank and file the listed guys in Venezuelan military, especially the army are concepts. And so. Their loyalty to Maduro and to the the army in general is dubious at best. Hundreds of them, maybe not thousands. But hundreds of them over the past couple months have disappeared. I've gone AWOL many of them with their weapons and the Venezuelan army is just like the US army you draw your weapon, you go to the range shoot you turn it back in you can go back to barracks. So some of these guys are taking great risks, and they're actually hauling ass with their weapons not that there's any shortage of of weapons in Colombia or or elsewhere. Back to general Rivera's prognostications. He quote, unfortunately, trying to flip the military's position will be an uphill battle. I hold this you based on what I have heard for military officials that I remain in contact with and based on my thirty years in the Venezuelan military, I serving as an active soldier, then working my way up to Brigadier General, there are a number of factors that have so far prevented the military from recognizing Guido I within the military high command there is a deeply impregnated filial commitment to the late president, Hugo Chavez and his ideology this is partially because promotions are often based on such loyalties Madero was known to occasionally purge disloyal members, just like Chavis. Second the armed forces received privileges at the highest levels such as promotions bonuses and kickbacks third. Many within the military or involved in listed activities such as drug trafficking. Those in the higher ranks off direct those operations and some have also committed crimes against humanity. So those are his three factors. Obviously from third verse. These guys realize if anyone but Madero is in charge. I'm gonna be in the dock for firing into ordering the dispersal of protest crowds with leaf lamb. Oh, drug running the whole thing. Those guys at this point. Are having to do the math about how loyal they feel to Madero? So going back to what I was talking about last hour. If you don't know this the United States military, the the army in particular. Has has a secret weapon that Venezuela doesn't have the Mexico doesn't have. And that is we have Venezuelans in the US military. They came here as immigrants. And or the emigrated to the United States to join the military. And then besides that we have many many, many, many thousands and thousands of native Spanish speakers hundreds of which are in military intelligence in the army in defense intelligence at the Pentagon. So there from soup to nuts. What this means for Venezuela is in preparation of a possible intervention because you don't just flip a switch and say intervene since. The since the national command authority known known as police has said publicly stated that all options are on the table. What that means is extensive preparations which have been made for a decade in Venezuela. The the okay crap plan has the Anka's dried on that. In a long time ago. We had the crap plan for Panama from the sixties when Omar to heal was the military strongman, it was basically how to overthrow whichever military. Strongman is currently running Panama. We have a similar thing for Venezuela and data we have one for Columbia as well. And it begins with what's called the intelligence preparation of the battlefield, and whether or not you actually plan to invade doesn't change the fact that you have to do this stuff you have to begin sewing divisiveness at the highest levels of the Venezuelan military. And so these guys all have cell phones, we know their cell phone numbers. They have computers at home their kids have cell phones. We have a full court press going on where not only are we calling their cell phones directly. But in all likelihood, we're calling their cell phones over saying never answered this again. However, yours going to be a FedEx package at your office. Tomorrow. Do not let anyone else open it. But you they opened the package, and look there's a slick clean totally deniable burner phone, and it has no numbers in it. And magically it works on your Venezuelan cell system. And then the phone rings. Now, the other end is that voice that you heard yesterday, and he calls himself Jose or Miguel or San or whatever. And he says, I'm your friend in America. I have a similar rank is you? And there's going to be two futures. There's gonna be to February's too probably to marches in Venezuela. There's going to be one or you can be hero, and they will build statues to you. There could be another one where they hang you from a lamp post. And it all depends on what you do in in the next few days. How do you want to be remembered, and and you know, and this is what is very powerful message part of the reason that we sent all that aid to Colombia to the west of Venezuela. And part of the reason it's sitting there very openly publicly stuck on a bridge that Madeira has blocked is because it's humanitarian aid. It's not it's not the it's not the seventh marines. It's a bunch of food is food for Venezuelans and Venezuelans are leaving Venezuela because they don't have food and people in Caracas starving and look at this. There's food there's free food at that bridge. There's food in this eight lane highway Medeiros blocked it the pressure. That's mounting. If you're a poor person in a bar area. Like you heard last hour and your kids are going to bed hungry. How loyal are you to this a-hole to Madeira, and maybe your brother's in the army, maybe your cousins in the? Army? This is the point where the Venezuelan army is being presented with such a start mistreatment of their own people by Maduro and the system that they're having to ask themselves. What side of my on? Am I gonna stick it on the side continue running drugs and help my own men? Don't shoot me in the head or am. I going to be the guy am I going to be the am. I going to be the guy who stands up and says I'll fire the first shot. So far everyone's saying, no you first back in just a minute. Final word in Venezuela. Then we will change to North Korea. The summit two point oh coming up. It is an art secret place. Bryan suits in here till eleven KFI AM, six forty more stimulating talk. With the.
"venezuelan army" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"KFI AM six forty more stimulating talk. It is the dark secret place. In here until eleven o'clock and next hour. We'll do a deep dive into the intermediate forces or intermediate nuclear forces treaty cited nineteen eighty seven and now apparently dissolved unilaterally as is allowed by the United States. And why that is locally, yuck. Stay tuned KFI, and we will have any breaking news in regards to mandatory evacuations that affect you in Orange County and Riverside County around the holy fire near like Elsinore up in Ventura County as the Ventura river flood stage is very concerning nearing Ventura rivers level, which is nearing flood stage is being watched. So stay tuned. And we will have the latest there with the KFI newsroom so back to Venezuela. So just to remind you twenty years ago when shabas the revolutionary Venezuelan army paratrooper leader who had been in jail for a coup failed. Kill a few years before. Now ran as a civilian for president of Venezuela twenty years ago, he won twenty years ago, this January he won. When he took over Venezuela. It was the richest economy in South America. Why shouldn't it be? They were standing on oil. In fact, Venezuela was so prosperous that the. Narcotics gang problem in. Venezuela was one one hundreds of what it was in Columbia in Columbia. There was a surplus of young men. There was a shortage of jobs, and it it it it created what we know in history happens when you have a bubble of man, and it was a lot of guys chasing after that much money and Narko violence broke out all through Colombia things are way different in two thousand eighteen for Columbia than they were in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight meanwhile in Venezuela, they were pumping oil and in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight oil was doing pretty well. And the Venezuelan economy was for in all of South America. It was the gangbusters economy. There was a huge class of servicing the oil sector, which was government owned. Just like it is in Saudi Arabia in Kuwait in Qatar in Dubai. There's no there's no Texaco's. In venezuela. There's no mobile or shell in Venezuela. There is the Venezuelan national gas companies citgo, you know, this. They retail gas here in the US Venezuelan state gas company, but they don't refine it in Venezuela in Venezuela. They have one refinery and so when Chavez took over the purse strings of Venezuela. He was a socialist revolutionary admirers of Castro, and he add something Castro didn't have and that was affectively a bottomless checkbook, and so he began this extremely expensive program of free national medicine. Free college, subsidize cooking oil subsidize sugar, subsidized flower, subsidized everything subsidized cars, and he was implying the throw money at the poor school of revolutionary popularity and in doing so his plan was from the beginning to eliminate the bourgeoisie the middle class, and he was told this by everything he read from marks from his buddy Castro from all of his revolutionary cronies. He was told you have to get rid of that middle class because they are leeches. They are remorse. They contribute nothing to society. They're the ones that work in the banks, and they own the little stores of people. Oh money to the whole thing. So you have to. You have to socialize them out of existence. And it very nearly worked of the Venezuelan middle class is very resilient and the need for for accountants and small stores and used car dealers and things like that that are very middle class occupations and never went away. As as much as CIA says wanted there to be the government class. And then everybody else it could never fully do that Chavez discovered. Something he died in two thousand fourteen in spite of all free medicine. He died in two thousand fourteen and as he died, he did realize that if you just give poor people free money you have bought their loyalty. But you better hope that the money never never runs out because the second you start feeding the bears and you run out of money, then guess what looks like food and some of the first blips in the international oil economy happened when Chavez was still alive. For instance. The American pioneer technique of fracking of hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas that something had had began began having an impact on the international oil sector. After by about two thousand ten and for anybody who could see ahead. This technology was not going to be uninventive. And what it primarily did was it continued to allow the United States to have near energy self-sufficiency, certainly in natural gas, and that had an impact on the international oil market so Chavis had to start deciding where was he going to cut? And so for the first time he started hearing rumblings from the poor people when he began cutting some of their subsidies more on Venezuela Venezuela, when we come back is there an American intervention in the works some some propaganda coming out of somewhere. We'll get to that. Right. After this. It is a dark secret place.
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"This is all things considered. I'm already Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro. Venezuela is on edge as opponents of thorn -tarian, President Nicolas Maduro plan, a massive protest for Saturday. The US is backing the opposition and has not ruled out sending troops. If that happens Madura warned yesterday, the US may face a quote, Vietnam war in Latin America Madero has survived challenges before in part because of the support of the Venezuelan army. I spoke today with meals. Alkali about this was a Venezuelan diplomat for many years and lives in Caracas Alkali told me he hopes and believes that for Madero. This time is different because of the man who has unified the opposition one Guido, the head of the Venezuelan national assembly and self-declared interim president he is now one for all of the different political parties, this is very important because before of that there were many many leaders who were having from different political parties their perspective. But in this moment, there's only one voice the voice of the president of the national assembly who constitutionally ease also you president ad interim, and this has made a hope for older Venezuelans to arrive to democratization. So when we are in this process. The government has reacted very vehemently with forty money for sons school were killed. We'd hundreds of in prison. And of course, these has a very strong impacts of people who do want to return to democracy into freedom. People are also watching the military closely right now the army supports Madero the top brass has stood by him. What could change things the things gonna change for three important reasons? One is the people we have have been spring, the people in the street these expression of a river a human river of people who are supporting one go. And this is one very important component the supports of the people. The sacred important confident is international support. Many of our neighboring countries are suffering of the residents of more than three million Venezuelans because of the situation have gone to Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru. Creating a lot of social problems and the solution. Venezuela must be made even Israel and the only reasonable way is to push for elections. And the third component is what you're saying the military. Of course, the military are especially the command of the military our government. But there is a lot of unrest in the military forces, you there more than one hundred military who are imprisoned thousands of military has set out from the army in of course, these huge corruption that existed has made the the sort of complicity with Mr. Majuro, but the region rest would the opposition welcome or discourage US intervention in the form of troops. Of course that. Your position or would like to get rid of these dictatorships through fish for. But nevertheless, if the government continuous Irish and continuous keeping the demonstrations and putting in prison. I think that in order to survive. Any way to be received hoping that we continue as much as possible on the diplomatic trench and their monkey lecture solution. If there is a peaceful solution. What would it look like in the history? Dare examples of a president who recognize that the time is over the time is over and the time for democracy is to reconstruct these situations and to have free elections. That will allow us to Riga meals. Thank you so much for speaking with us. Thank you. An interview and good day. That's Melo's Alkali a former Venezuelan diplomat. He now supports oppositon leader one Guido. Warner Brothers says the next Batman film will drop in twenty twenty one. And it looks like Ben Affleck.
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"Over the years, many actors have taken on the role of Batman some performed well, others, not so much all things considered. We'll take a look at some of the best and worst caped crusaders in the first segment of today's show. There is a slight chance of rain overnight in the bay area. Lows will be near fifty degrees Friday, it'll be rainy and breezy. The rain will be especially heavy tomorrow evening Friday. Highs will be in the upper fifties and low sixties the southern Sacramento valley. We'll get rain tomorrow to Sacramento should hit a Friday high of fifty nine degrees from NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro. Venezuela is on edge as opponents of -tarian President Nicolas Maduro plan, a massive protest for Saturday. The US is backing the opposition and has not ruled out sending troops. If that happens Madera warned yesterday, the US may face a quote, Vietnam war in Latin America Madero has survived challenges before. In part because of the support of the Venezuelan army. I spoke today with meals Alkali about this. He was a Venezuelan diplomat for many years and lives in Caracas Alkali told me he hopes and believes that Madero this time is different because of the man who was a unified the opposition one Guido the head of the Venezuelan national assembly and self-declared interim president he is now one voice for all of the different political purchase. This is very important because before of that there were many many leaders who were having from different political parties their perspective. But in this moment, there is only one voice the voice of the president of the national assembly who constitutionally he's also you president ad interim, and this has made a hope for older Venezuelans to arrive today democratization. So when we are in this process, the government has reacted very violently. With forty money for sons who were killed. We'd hundreds of in prison. And of course, these is a very strong impacts of people who do want to return to democracy to freedom. People are also watching the military closely right now the army supports Madero the top brass has stood by him. What could change things the things gonna change for three important reasons? One is the people we have have been enjoying the spring, the people in the street, these expression of a river human river of people who are supporting one way. And this is one very important component the supports of the people. The sacred important component is international support. Many of our neighboring countries are suffering of the residents of more than three million Venezuelans because of the situation I've gone to Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru. Creating a lot of social and the solution must be made inventory and the only reasonable way is to push for elections. And the third component is what you're saying the military. Of course, the military are especially the command of the military IRA government. But there is a lot of unrest in the military forces you guys, they're more than one hundred military or imprison thousands of military has step out from the army in. Of course, these huge corruption that existed has made the the sort of complicity with miss mother. But there is with the opposition welcome or discourage US intervention in the form of troops. Well, of course that your position would like to get rid of this dictatorships through fish from. But never is the. Government continuous harassing and continuous keeping the demonstrations and putting in prison, I think that in order to survive. Any way to be received hoping that we continue as much as possible on the diplomatic trench and their monkey lectured solution if there is a peaceful solution. What would it look like in the history of dairy examples of a president who recognize the time is over? Time is over and the time for democracy is to reconstruct these situations and to have free elections. That will allow us to return meals accolades. Thank you so much for speaking with us. Thank you. An interview and. That's Mueller's Alkali a former Venezuelan diplomat. You now supports opposition leader one Guido. Warner Brothers says the next Batman film will drop in twenty twenty one. And it looks like Ben Affleck won't.
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"This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro. Venezuela is on edge as opponents of authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro plan, a massive protest for Saturday. The US is backing the opposition and has not ruled out sending troops. If that happens Madura warned yesterday, the US may face a quote, Vietnam war in Latin America Madero has survived challenges before in part because of the support of the Venezuelan army. I spoke today with meals Alkali about this. He was a Venezuelan diplomat for many years and lives in Caracas Alkali told me he hopes and believes that Madero this time is different because of the man who was unified the opposition one Guido the head of the Venezuelan national assembly and self-declared interim president he is now one voice for all of the different political parties. This is very important. Because before that there were many many leaders who were having from different political parties their perspective. But in this moment, there's only one voice the voice of the president of the national assembly who constitutionally ease also the president ad interim, and this has made a hope for older Venezuelans to arrive today. Democrats he's Asian. So when we are in this process. The government has reacted very violently with forty money for sons who were killed. We'd hundreds of in prison. And of course, these has a very strong impacts of people who do want to return to democracy and to freedom. People are also watching the military closely right now the army supports Maduro the top brass has stood by him. What could change things the things can change for three important reasons? One is the people we have have been enjoying the spring, the people in the street, these expression of a river a human river of people who are supporting one way, though. And this is one very important component the support of the people the sacred important confident is international support. Many of our neighboring countries are suffering of the residents of more than three million because of the situation. I've gone to Colombia Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, creating a lot of social and the solution of an agenda must be made even enjoyed and the only reasonable way is to push for elections. And the third component is what you're saying the military, of course, the military, especially the command of the military our government. But there is a lot of unrest in the military forces, you there are more than one hundred military who are in prison, thousands of military has set out from the army in of course, these huge corruption that existed has made the the sort of complicity with Mr. module, but there is would the opposition welcome or discourage US intervention in the form of troops. Well, of course that your position would like to get rid of this dictatorships through. Through phishing. But nevertheless, if the government continuous harassing and continuous keeping the demonstrations and putting in prison, I think that in order to survive. Any way to be received hoping that we continue as much as possible on the diplomatic trench and their multilateral solution. If there is a a peaceful solution. What would it look like in the history of examples of a president who recognize that their time is over the time is over and the time for democracy is to reconstruct these situations and to have free elections. That will allow us to Rita meals. Alkali? Thank you so much for speaking with us. Thank you. An interview and good day, that's meals Alkali, a former Venezuelan diplomat. He now supports opposition leader Guido. Warner Brothers says the next Batman film will drop in twenty twenty one. And it looks like Ben Affleck.
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"Incentives to Venezuelan army officers to come over to their side. And hoping that the US can reestablish control of Venice. In that matter. But if that fails, I think there is a chance that the US would consider an invasion of Venezuela. This would not be the first or even the second or third preference of the Pentagon or the or the State Department, but it might be very attractive to Donald Trump for several reasons in two thousand sixteen during the campaign. Speaking of Iraq, Trump said to the Victor belong the spoils you have to go in and take the oil, you could call this a Trump, doctrine and Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves. Now, very often Auriol is used as the explanation for the motor for US invasions and foreign policy, and I think his role is usually way overblown people give it too much weight in the analysis. But in this case, it might turn out to be very relevant, given the Trump has that doctrine and is now personally in power. Secondly. Politically, Trump needs a new war. Trump has been stuck with for him. The being in the embarrassing position of just being able to continue the old W Bush and Obama wars there's a consensus among US mainstream historians that no president can be great unless he has a war. They say this all the time and Trump now, of course, is in some political difficulty. So for him at action where the US went into Venezuela in spectacular fashion. Did it quick in the style of the US invasions of Grenada or or Panama didn't get bogged down, but just went in say for a few weeks killed without restraint? Which is the doctrine Trump is now applying to US forces worldwide. He's basically told the in the Pentagon don't worry about any constraints on civilian casualties that maybe existed before do what you will. In fact, in Afghanistan, he celebrated the dropping of what was called the mother of all bombs, this this massive explosive which is the closest conventional explosive that you can get to a nuclear weapon. This was dropped in a mountainous region of Afghanistan and Trump was crowing about it after. So a quick invasion with massive force that succeeds in toppling the government, and then we're the US gets out quickly is the kind of thing that could in theory be attractive to Trump. And it's also the kind of thing that I guarantee you would be praised the heavens on CNN on MSNBC, and this would be a sweet political victory for Trump now, whether it's actually possible to pull off a quick successful military, invasion of Venezuela is entirely different question because it would face major resistance, even if some of the army had already switched sides to the US side, there would be a lot of people who would want to resist it. But it is the case that the reality in Venezuela today is very different than it has been. During during earlier years of the boulevard, Ian movement and in Venezuela. The US has always and this is an important point for understanding the US context, the US doesn't care at all about elections. They don't care at all about the poor completely fake. Elections are fine with them the US just. Not long ago finished ratifying, a fraudulent election in on.
"venezuelan army" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"A forty more stimulating talk. Is that aren't secret place? Eleven. Say last six string tweets he takes. The brilliant traits of of Iowa Hawkeye blog on Twitter. Who who is is written a ballot of Springsteen like ballot for all the people getting laid off at Huffington and BuzzFeed. And so I just tweeted that out it's pretty funny putting putting his his tweets music. Very brilliant guy being brought to music by a brilliant musician sixteen tweets so the apparent saw between North Korea and the Trump administration the United States is going to manifest itself as I said last week in summit two point. Oh, and that looks like it's going to be happening. Probably in Vietnam sometime in late February, we'll be much more agenda. This time though, ultimately the chasm is Trump promised denuclearize. And the North Koreans have no intention of giving up the one absolute guarantee, they have of being a regime and would would the United States signed a treaty. That says we promise in no way. Shape or form ever to. Caused the downfall of the Kim crime family North Korea. Would I I don't know that if if the North Korean said, yeah, we you can come in and inspect our country for six months, and you can break up our our nuclear technology and the whole thing, but they're not going to say that. So it's as I've been saying the the part where we just learned to live with a nuclear North Korea is is going to be the new reality. Well, events are happening very very fast in Venezuela. But the bottom line is an election was held. A. The. Couple of weeks ago, but we're going to have ago now international observers. All agree that there was skulduggery around the election. But the initial count was that the opposition leader is the winner. But he won the actual election. When counted the votes, he had more than nNcholas Maduro, the, quote socialist who took over for Chavez after Chavez died and Madero is refusing to step down, and you already have people lining up calling this the United States looking for an excuse for a coup or whatever. Now, keep in mind Venezuela's, a huge country a country approximately sixty million people, and there's been tremendous investment in their military, mainly through client states, like Russia and Iran Madero is a communist, he's not a socialist. He is a communist and the country's economy has absolutely cratered. And this is a country, by the way that can pump oil out of the ground for free. But they can't seem to turn a profit somehow. And now they're shooting at their people. And so now. The United States and President Trump have evacuated all non essential diplomatic personnel out of Caracas. The United States has recognized Mr. guide. Oh as the legitimate president. Venezuela and the United States is effectively said to our European partners. Take a stand. Who wins do you? If you believe in democracy than one guide. Oh is the new president who needs to be sworn in as the president of Venezuela. Have you believe in intimidation strongman, then don't say anything or back Madero the Russians, of course, have picked aside? They picked a side two months ago when they announced that they now have a airbase in Venezuela. Remember that the the audio of that female reporters standing on the runway as a Russian tea when sixty landed about island Venezuela, by the way, those were a pair of those are intercepted off Alaska and British Columbia a few weeks of a couple of days ago. The Russians are more and more trying to you know, in this case flying, the t you when sixties from Russia down the east coast the United States to their new Cuba, which is Venezuela. And then now flying on the on the west coast, but the Russians have come out and taking a stand and said that this is all interference on the part. This is this is Cold War-style interference on the part of the Americans. In this time taking the form of claiming that a guy who got more votes should be sworn in in accordance with his nation's constitution. And here's the thing. Everybody the United Nations everybody who went there to actually monitor that election agrees that one glide ratio won that election, and nNcholas Maduro is no longer the legitimate, president Venezuela for his part, he has pulled as many diplomats who will go and he's broken off diplomatic relations with the United States for his problem is his senior military attache at the Venezuelan embassy in DC refuses to go home, and he has sworn his allegiance to the new president elect one Widodo and he did this over Twitter. He he made his pronouncement from his office in DC, the Venezuelan ministry of defence. Immediately tweeted out that the guy was a traitor. They put a traitor stamp over his picture. And tweeted that out the problem is. He's not alone. The Venezuelan military believing this but the Venezuela military is hopelessly political and the only people get promoted the people who call the shots and give the orders are all leg hunters of who go child has. And now nNcholas Maduro. And if you're if you're disloyal you didn't make it past captain. So the Venezuelan army is generally considered right now to be loyal to him, but they have been badly treated just like the rest of the Venezuelan economy. They were paid in toilet paper about a year ago. They had this big TV special or they were showing that the army army soldiers were being paid in something more valuable than than bolivars than than the currency. They were being paid in toilet paper is the nation. Couldn't get toilet paper in the country. More on this another event. The Maduro government is trying to get gold out of the Bank of England. I'll tell you about that right after this but events are spinning faster and faster done Venezuela. That and more coming up. It is replaced. Brian suits in here until eleven KFI. Am six forty more stimulating talk. Michael should pay with the news. Authorities are putting the word out that they are looking for more possible. Victims of a church volunteers been arrested for sex abuse against teen boys. Police say Matthew Alejos, who's.
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"They are still stomping on countries they don't like in their neighborhood. And this is the unchecked face of imperialism, and regardless of the hypocrisy of saying that it would be that would have some mileage and the US Muccio option might be insane. Is it though realistic not I mean in terms of could the US successfully deposed in the door regime. Yes. Of course, the US has an enormous expeditionary military. The Venezuelan army is, you know, not small but hasn't been well paid hasn't been particularly well managed the the military chiefs yesterday pledged their loyalty to the Madero regime. So I think there would be, you know, there would be resistance. But ultimately. It could be done if the order came down from the national command authority to depose Madero and elevate someone else's place. The the US could do that could it manage the insurgency that would fall successfully almost certainly not. I mean, as you say that the top generals had not pledged loyalty to Madeira. I mean that is looking like it's pushing tools of civil war situation. Well, maybe I think the dynamics were a little bit hard to see. I mean, the, you know, leapt military leadership matters a lot when it comes to just just in general, not specifically the Venezuelan case, you military leadership. Does matter a lot when it comes to the loyalty of soldiers. But you know soldiers aren't getting paid if they're if they can't afford medicine for their family. They can't afford toilet, paper, basic necessities. You know, your commanding officer telling you go and fight and kill and die for this. Cause only go so far if you can't you can't actually provide for your family. Although there's a parallel I mean, much much less extreme. But you also have US government shutdown. So you have these two sort of parallel, obviously, very very different in many of the particulars. But parallel crises of presidential and government legitimacy playing out at once. Jacob. Thank you very much. Indeed. That's Jacob parakeets. Then he'll be back a little bit later in the shed to have a look through the day's papers. Here's what else would keeping an eye on today. The US Senate has rejected two proposals aimed at ending the ongoing government shutdown just six Republicans, including Mitt Romney broke away from that party to vote in favor of the Bill which was tabled by the Democrats. It means that the longest government shutdown in US history will continue with what could set to miss. Yes. And nulla payday today. The gay politician has fled Brazil after receiving death threats, gene Willis's one of the country's few openly gay congressman he told a newspaper that his reputation had been destroyed by lies and since the election of the openly, homophobic, president Zaia Bolsonaro violence against gay people has become worse and the UK has launched an inquiry to determine how British bunks might benefit from the country's exit from the European Union. Parliament's treasury committee will begin the inquiry today with a focus on whether the current regulatory barriers that apply to third party countries. Should be maintained Britain is yet. To make any progress to striking a deal with the EU with just sixty three days left until the exit deadline. This is the globalist. Stay tuned. It's fourteen minutes past the top of the hour and this week on the globalist. We've been looking at how everyday objects come come political symbols. It's something that Chinese president Xi Jinping knows all about for an ordinary rainy day help turn his umbrella into an icon of a political movement is about Hilton editor of China dialogue explains..
Break in US-Venezuela relations raises fresh concerns for oil market
"Boy. I couldn't tell I know what I read it this morning, but I can't tell you the guy who's in power now as Maduro, correct? And by the way, the Venezuelan military just said that they are siding with Maduro. So this has the potential to get pretty ugly for the opposition on one side, you have Russia and Madero and the Venezuelan army on the other side, you have the United States UK Brazil Argentina all backing the opposition leader. Yeah. It's it's got the potential to get quite quite ugly. If this gets gets volunteer. Yeah. The the other side, by the way, the opposition leader was in December elected, the president of the Venezuelan assembly. And so he effectively has tried to take power in the last few days now, and I still can't pull up his name one grotto. G? A I I'm not sure if that's the corruption association. Okay. I'll go with Donald Trump officially recognized him and then Brazil Argentina Canada. And I believe the UK all followed suit. So remains to be seen exactly where this is going to go. But this could turn into a little bit of a. A little bit of a tinderbox not because Venezuela's economy in particular is anything to write home about. In fact, it's pretty awful right now. But just in terms of the opposing forces that are kind of viewing this as a proxy in some sense. Yeah. One of those fortunate unfortunate situations is incredibly oil rich country. So there's going to be blame laid at whoever's feat that ends up in power there that they're just trying to grab the oil reserves. But I think they experienced one thousand percent inflation last year just unfathomable in other news. We talked a little bit about earnings Ford with one of the bigger earnings reports this morning, just in terms of I think it's impact on the company and where they're going in the future. Good numbers in the US there at a profit of ten point two billion dollars in the US the other side of the coins that they lost three point two billion dollars in the rest of the world. Which is not really what you want to see now really quite disappointing and really calls into question. Whether
Melania Trump praises LeBron James after her husband bashes him
"The news Hello I'm race Marie creek with. The BBC news then as, Wayne, and officials say two explosive drains have, detonated near President Nicolas Maduro as he was speaking as a military event in. The capital Caracas, Katie Watson reports President Nicolas Maduro had been speaking as a military parade held to celebrate the eighty first anniversary of. The Venezuelan army suddenly the. Audio went dead the television pictures continued to roll showing officials, behind miss Madero, looking up concerned the state broadcaster then cut to an aerial shot of soldiers standing in formation with the sound, of, panicked officials shouting dozens of soldiers began running and then the broadcast was cut a couple of hours later Mr. Madero. Paid, on television again he said the president of Colombia and unnamed financiers in the United. States were responsible it'll. Known rebel groups all data's day Fennell said it strains have been shot down by army snipers before they could reach. Their, target hundreds Thousands of, people in Argentina have marched through. The, streets of the capital Buenos Aires urging the. Senate to reject a proposal, to, legalize abortion Patti McGuire has this report, safe the two lives has become the slogan of those Argentinians who reject the. Proposed new legislation, to legalize abortion in the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy local media reporting that more than half a million people gathered. From across the country to. Make their voices heard the head of the senate's final vote, on August the, eighth they responding to a call alliance of fifteen thousand evangelical churches and many Catholics the country's predominant religion joined, the, March to show their support the lower house of congress already approved the measure in June two wildfires in northern California. In, the US have grown in size to cover nearly a thousand square kilometers of land. The blazes to the. North of San Francisco stretch from the coastal city of Mendocino to Kalisa county Joanna joy reports the authorities in California Say the scale of the Mendocino wildfires is, unprecedented so early in. The fire season they've ordered thousands of residents to evacuate their homes and say the fires are only about one third contained in the meantime attendee, owed blaze affecting a large area west of the city of reading his only gradually being brought under control six people died here four of them firefighters both areas remain under. A red flag warning as hot and windy conditions for the fires to spread, continue Joanna jolly with that report more than one thousand firefighters, tackling blazes in Portugal and Spain where temperatures have climbed to forty, six degrees approaching the all time record red alerts have been issued across the Iberian peninsula with one fire near. The Spanish city of better horse declared out, of control vulnerable people of all ages have been advised sustained, doors world news from the BBC The US first lady Melania Trump has expressed support for the basketball player LeBron James hours after her husband made insulting remarks about. Him on Twitter BBC's Chris Buckler, has more LeBron James is without any doubt one of the, biggest stars in American sports but he's found. Himself in the, news again because of his criticism of Donald Trump on CNN he accused the president of using sport to split. The US apart in, an angry tweets Mr.. Trump fired back at both of basketball star on the news network but LeBron James has a surprising ally Mr. Trump's own wife a statement by the first lady's spokeswoman said Melania Trump was impressed, by LeBron James is work to do good things on behalf of the. Next generation police in the US city of Portland in Oregon have been trying to separate a rally by too far right groups patriot. Prayer and proud boys from counterprotest as police used, stun grenades to disperse the Testers saying rocks and bottles have been. Held at the police had warned the demonstrators to leave their gums attain, the. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has met the Indonesian. President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on the last, day of his five-day trip to Asia they were expected to discuss advancing security ties bilateral trade. And investment goals earlier Mr. Pompeo said diplomatic and economic pressure must be maintained on North. Korea to achieve denuclearization the Russian foreign ministry says it has appointed the. American actress Steven Seagal as a special. Envoy for humanitarian ties. With the United States making the announcement on, its official Facebook page the ministry said it would be an unpaid position similar to that of a United Nations goodwill ambassador Steven Seagal he's martial arts prowess helped to make him an international film star in the late ninety. Nine hundred and early nineties was granted Russian citizenship in nineteen twenty sixteen Phoebe scene News.
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"And you were a leaders are just like as president pit released an amazing forty seven minutes and video clips from that bake haitian everyone else probably wishing for a little more privacy molly hunter abc news london resident medeiros says half of it while he antigovernment fighters who attacked the venezuelan army base over the weekend gone away these are your world headlines from abc news through a translator he said i want to congratulate yelled forces for the immediate reaction they had against a terrorist attack a week ago we beat them thugs today and beat the terrorism with bullets girls says they will seek the maximum penalty for those who participated in the attack north korea's top diplomat says under no circumstances will this country put its nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles on the negotiating table iran's intelligence ministry says its forces have detained twenty seven militants linked to isis who it said bland to carry out terrorist operations it religious cities inside the country and south africa's parliament will vote by secret ballot on a motion of noconfidence on president jacob zuma i'm tom rivers abc news foreign there in london he got to suit favorite singer and ended up stealing the show komos brian calvert introduces us to a boy you just got his biggest break yet broadway and small screen star dean the manzella usually ends each show with the biggest song of her career and in most shows she invites kids up to help her sing the song and it usually ends up something like but that wasn't going to happen at this show 11yearold luke chacko was in the audience performance from me tap to the audience people are journey which is important when ms menzel invited the kids up a flock of girls and one boy accepted the offer by now you figure it out who that boy is the now now there is a big reason that adena denzel is skeptical of little boys during this portion of the show emme of to which luke replies without missing a beat she takes a deep breath and invite salute to sing the song and the rest has become internet gold.
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"From minnesota public radio dwell he said kao has more when governor mark dayton and other officials toward the bombed dr all faruk islamic center in bloomington the smell the smoke from the weekend explosion was strong and the carpets still wet from the ceiling sprinklers minnesota representative ilhan omar we want to continue to support at federal and we want to help them rebuild and restore their faith in communities that they provide service to the fbi continues to investigate the incident and has not yet named a suspect for npr news i'm dwa place i kowtow in st paul former un war crimes prosecutor carla del ponte says she is quitting the un's commission on syria in an interview with a swiss magazine del ponte expressed frustration with the commission and criticise the syrian government and the syrian opposition she says the un security council has been unable to hold criminals accountable in syria del ponte has prosecuted war criminals from rwanda and the former yugoslavia venezuelan president nicolas maduro is vowing to harshly punish all the antigovernment fighters who attacked a venezuelan army base reports say about twenty gunmen attacked the base in the central city of valencia early yesterday troops killed two of them and captured seven the rest escaped the attack comes as a new venezuelan assembly starts to rewrite the country's constitution i'm korver coleman npr news in what.