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Venezuela's Maduro seeks to tighten his grip via election

PRI's The World

00:13 sec | 5 months ago

Venezuela's Maduro seeks to tighten his grip via election

"The venezuelan government will hold elections for the country's national assembly or parliament but virtually all opposition parties are boycotting the vote. That means president nicholas. Maduro does party is all but guaranteed to take over the

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Elliott Abrams, convicted of lying about Iran-Contra, named special representative for Iran

Democracy Now! Audio

00:56 sec | 10 months ago

Elliott Abrams, convicted of lying about Iran-Contra, named special representative for Iran

"State Department has announced Elliot Abrams will become the administration's new special representative for Iran. Abrahams. Will also continuous special representative for Venezuela where led the trump administration's unsuccessful efforts to topple the Venezuelan government in Nineteen ninety-one. Elliot Abrams was convicted of lying to Congress during the Iran Contra But he was later pardoned by President George H W Bush Abrahams defended Guatemalan dictator General Franco smart as he oversaw campaign of mass murder and torture of indigenous people in Guatemala in the nineteen eighties real smart was later convicted of genocide Abrahams who is also linked to the two thousand two attempted coup against Venezuelan president to go charges. The Peace Group Code Pink Slammed Elliot Abrams New appointment saying quote the dangerous conflict resulting from trump's withdraw from the nuclear agreement will be exacerbated by a man committed to Washington's failed policies of regime

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President Maduro Consolidates Power As The Opposition Grows Weaker

All Things Considered

03:49 min | 10 months ago

President Maduro Consolidates Power As The Opposition Grows Weaker

"Backed opposition in Venezuela has spent years trying to dislodge authoritarians President Nicolas Maduro. Nothing has worked instead, as John Otis reports Maduro has consolidated power, while the opposition appears to be growing weaker by the day. It wasn't long ago that Maduro's days appeared to be numbered. His oil rich country was facing its worst economic meltdown in history as well as crippling U. S sanctions. Nearly 60 nations recognised opposition leader Kwon Guido as Venezuela's rightful head of state in January. Why, though, was a guest of honor at President Trump's State of the Union address here this evening? A very brave man who carries with him the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all Venezuelans. Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate president of Venezuela. Juan Guido. Mr President, please take this message, but Nicolas Maduro is still ensconced in the presidential palace. The Venezuelan military has ignored y those calls to mutiny. Anti government protests have petered out. Meanwhile, the opposition is split between moderates who favor negotiations and hardliners who want military action to oust Maduro. The hardline strategy backfired in May, when a tiny force of exiled Venezuelan soldiers tried to invade their homeland. They were quickly captured or killed. So is very stock for us. Right now. We have a very, very complicated situation. That's unhealthy. Alvarado Ah, lawmaker with an opposition party called First Justice. The government jailed several party members. Then last month in a legal maneuver, it replaced the leaders of first justice and two other opposition parties, with politicians friendly to Maduro. Alvarado claims these new party bosses were paid off to switch sides. First, they persecute the literature off our party. Then they tried to divide us on DH. Then they replace the leadership of our party with new months that received the money off Maduro. The Venezuelan government ignored NPR's requests for comment. Chef Ramsay of the Washington office on Latin America, says Maduro wants to weaken but not eliminate the opposition. It is ultimately useful for the regime to point to the existence of opposition politicians in Venezuela, as it allows them to say that they live in a democracy. Maduro controls nearly every government institution. Except for the National Assembly, which is led by Juan Guido. But now the opposition is talking about boycotting this year's legislative elections because of fears of vote rigging. If the opposition does boycott why, though, will no longer be president of the Legislature. Jeff Ramsey notes that this post is the basis for his claim to be Venezuela's legitimate head of state. The international community is going to be at a crossroads where they'll have to decide whether to continue recognizing one way, although as interim president Venezuela at a recent rally in Caracas. Why, though, tried to buck up his followers, But if there's a political physical office, you know He acknowledged that they're worn down and frustrated. But he insisted the opposition would outlast Maduro. No, only are the wellbore idea. They are not going to defeat us. Why, though, proclaimed, We are still here

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Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

Dan Proft

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

"A federal appeals court orders the dismissal of challenges to the trump administration's Muslim travel ban a three judge panel of the fourth US circuit court of appeals has ordered the dismissal of legal challenges to president Donald trump's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries the panel ruled a federal judge in Maryland made a mistake when he refused to dismiss three lawsuits after the Supreme Court upheld the ban in twenty eighteen in a separate case filed in Hawaii the ban was put in place in January twenty seventeen just a week after trump took office it applies to travelers from Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen travelers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials and their families are also

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Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reform

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reform

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Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a federal appeals court orders the dismissal of challenges to the trump administration's Muslim travel ban a three judge panel of the fourth US circuit court of appeals has ordered the dismissal of legal challenges to president Donald trump's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries the panel ruled a federal judge in Maryland made a mistake when he refused to dismiss three lawsuits after the Supreme Court upheld the ban in twenty eighteen in a separate case filed in Hawaii the ban was put in place in January twenty seventeen just a week after trump took office it applies to travelers from Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen travelers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials and their families are also affected Mike Rossi a Washington

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Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a federal appeals court orders the dismissal of challenges to the trump administration's Muslim travel ban a three judge panel of the fourth US circuit court of appeals has ordered the dismissal of legal challenges to president Donald trump's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries the panel ruled a federal judge in Maryland made a mistake when he refused to dismiss three lawsuits after the Supreme Court upheld the ban in twenty eighteen in a separate case filed in Hawaii the ban was put in place in January twenty seventeen just a week after trump took office it applies to travelers from Iran Libya Somalia Syria and Yemen travelers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials and their families are also affected Mike Rossi a Washington

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro charged in U.S. drug trafficking inquiry

BBC World Service

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro charged in U.S. drug trafficking inquiry

"The Venezuelan government is accused the US of making baseless drug trafficking charges against president Nicolas Maduro to hide its failures in tackling the spread of cave it nineteen American prosecutors have offered a fifteen million dollar reward for information leading to Mr Maduro's arrest they accuse him and other senior officials of colluding with Colombian former left wing rebels to smuggle tons of cocaine into the U. S. the Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza Elsa said the trump administration's efforts would not succeed reporter the guy come here they will be at no for the for the same Venezuela the United States policy in trying to force change in Venezuela is destined to file offering a one to reward like grace's cal boys shows the desperation of the elite supremacists in Washington and his obsession with attacking Venezuela in order to gain electoral support in the state of Florida

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Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela

The World

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela

"The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has promised to boost military and economic cooperation to help Venezuela deal with increasing pressure from the United States after meeting with president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas Mr Lavrov described as unacceptable any attempts to remove the Venezuelan government by

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on Skimm This

Skimm This

08:56 min | 1 year ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on Skimm This

"It's wednesday august seventh. Welcome to skim this. We're breaking down the most complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they matter today. Today we're diving into why the u._s. is imposing more sanctions on venezuela. We'll connect the dots on why venezuela is calling this economic terrorism and what it could mean for the people who are struggling ogling there then president trump visited with survivors of the mass shootings in texas and ohio. We'll tell you what the gun laws in those states look like and finally the timing is everything. Just ask the next season of american crime story. We're here to make your evening smarter. Let's skim this. Today's episode is brought to you by lincoln. The most complicated story of the day is about new sanctions on venezuela this week the trump administration took. It's latest step to isolate venezuela's government. It's going after president nicolas maduro by imposing new sanctions aimed at causing his government to fall apart venezuelan in his wayland representatives call this a total economic embargo and even economic terrorism will there. We're gonna get into what the u._s. Actually really did to deny money to the venezuelan government whether the u._s. actions really amount to quote economic terrorism and what we should expect next first things first those those big moves from washington. The u._s. is all about trying to remove venezuelan president nicolas maduro from office in january the u._s. declared metro and illegitimate leader who was plundering venezuela's wealth and starving. It's citizens in the process and the u._s. Medeiros political opponent wando doc was venezuela's rightful. President guido leads venezuela's democratically elected legislature. He's like nancy pelosi or mitch mcconnell and its job title and a._f._c. in his energy. He's a political newbie. He's young and popular with people who don't like the president but despite guidos best efforts to topple well the government maduro still runs the show. It's not like the u._s. Hasn't tried to change that just this year the u._s. Is sanctioned. Venezuela's state run oil company. The main driver of venezuela's economy sanctioned venezuela's state-run gold mining company an sanctioned president madero son as well as a bunch of shipping companies measly venezuelan banks. The result of those sanctions is a mixed bag. Venezuela is struggling to find buyers for its oil. The economy is <unk>. Hurting one recent survey found that eighty percent of venezuelan households are food insecure meaning. They don't have reliable access to the food. They need the u._s. Hoped a weak economy would prevent madero from paying off his supporters but his inner circle has yet to abandon him and the u._s. is getting antsy which brings us to this. Week's moves on monday. President trump issued an executive order once again targeting venezuela it it said all property of the venezuelan government in the u._s. was being frozen immediately. It also said anyone who helped venezuela's government directly or indirectly would be sanctioned to like we said sanctions against venezuela aren't new but sanctioning anyone who helps does business with the venezuelan government is a major your new step for example. If an american does business with venezuelan state company that american citizen can be sanctioned the same goes for a european bank or a middle eastern oil company they do business with the venezuelan government so venezuela is going ballistic over this venezuela's u._n. Basseterre samuel moncada condemned the sanctions on tuesday the attack kinney's wheeler with economic measures economic warfare and more than wolf economic terrorism and he didn't stop there. He called the u._s. Sanctions a total economic embargo. So what does that mean. An embargo is when one country bans all trade with another country and stops the free movement of goods for example the u._s. Put a full trade lombardo on cuba in nineteen sixty two when president john f kennedy learned that the soviet union had deployed missiles on the island that embargo is still in place and the cuban government still complains about that cuba says that decades-old blockade still hurts cubans by cutting off food supplies medicine and and other needed products but as the u._s. really embargoing venezuela not really people and businesses can still do work with venezuela's private habits sector but in countries like venezuela where the government controls a lot of the economy. It can be hard to know which businesses have government ties better to just not go there. The trump administration has tried this approach before it's impose similar sanctions on iran and north korea the goal being if you stop your business dealings because you're worried worried about getting on america's bad side. That's good enough. John bolton is trump's national security advisor where he was in peru earlier this week. One way to summarize this to a business for example is do you want to do business in venezuela or do you want to do business with the united states. We should note that even though some trade with venezuela is still allowed and humanitarian aid can still be sent there. The new sanctions engines could scare away a lot of business. It could also scare away. Some of that humanitarian aid which like we said is so desperately needed so what's a scam by imposing tough new sanctions on venezuela the u._s. hopes it can deny president madero the money he needs to maintain a loyal following and and stay in power but medeiros government isn't just holding strong. It's using the sanctions as a rallying cry to unite venezuelans against the u._s. and behind the the president a government statement condemning the u._s. sanctions described them as an imperialist attack the u._s. says it only wants to hurt venezuela's government. Not it's people it's not always that easy to thread the needle coming up. President trump visited the sites of mass shootings in ohio and texas. We'll tell you what happened. How the states are coping next. Hiring isn't as simple as posting to job board when you're juggling it on top of everything else. It's important to reach the right candidates at the right time. Lincoln does the legwork to match you to the most. I qualified candidates so you can focus on hiring the person who will transform your business to get fifty dollars off your first job post go to lincoln dot com slash skim this again. That's linked mm din dot com slash skim this to get fifty dollars off your first job post terms and conditions apply president trump and went on a big day trip today he visited both dayton ohio. El paso texas the size of two mass shootings over the weekend thirty. One people died and dozens is more were wounded. Trump told reporters before he got on the plane that he was going to pay his respects. He's meaningless survivors victims families and first responders terrific opportunity really sa- congratulate some of the police law enforcement the job. They've done was incredible yeah but the visits didn't exactly add up to a peaceful vigil trump was meant by protesters in dayton protesters demanding action in el paso too so let's talk about what's happening. In these two states that trump visited today ohio in in texas and ohio republican governor. Mike dewine is proposing his state adopts red flag gun law these orders which would be grand brand upon clear and convincing evidence would allow the removal of firearms from potentially dangerous individuals and get them the mental health treatment that they need. Ohio's governor is in a bit of a tight spot. The state legislature is controlled by republicans has been for a few years ears and it's passed a ton of pro gun laws including law that prevents cities in ohio from passing tougher restrictions on guns so ohio's governor has proposed this red flag gunnlaug as well as expanded background checks and stronger punishments for crimes that involved guns but to get anything done. He'll have to get a house republican doc in state house and senate on board and the governor's already dealing with critics say those proposals go too far as well as those who say they don't go far enough. Meanwhile.

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Trump orders total freeze on all Venezuelan government assets

Skimm This

03:20 min | 1 year ago

Trump orders total freeze on all Venezuelan government assets

"On monday. President trump issued an executive order once again targeting venezuela it it said all property of the venezuelan government in the u._s. was being frozen immediately. It also said anyone who helped venezuela's government directly or indirectly would be sanctioned to like we said sanctions against venezuela aren't new but sanctioning anyone who helps does business with the venezuelan government is a major your new step for example. If an american does business with venezuelan state company that american citizen can be sanctioned the same goes for a european bank or a middle eastern oil company they do business with the venezuelan government so venezuela is going ballistic over this venezuela's u._n. Basseterre samuel moncada condemned the sanctions on tuesday the attack kinney's wheeler with economic measures economic warfare and more than wolf economic terrorism and he didn't stop there. He called the u._s. Sanctions a total economic embargo. So what does that mean. An embargo is when one country bans all trade with another country and stops the free movement of goods for example the u._s. Put a full trade lombardo on cuba in nineteen sixty two when president john f kennedy learned that the soviet union had deployed missiles on the island that embargo is still in place and the cuban government still complains about that cuba says that decades-old blockade still hurts cubans by cutting off food supplies medicine and and other needed products but as the u._s. really embargoing venezuela not really people and businesses can still do work with venezuela's private habits sector but in countries like venezuela where the government controls a lot of the economy. It can be hard to know which businesses have government ties better to just not go there. The trump administration has tried this approach before it's impose similar sanctions on iran and north korea the goal being if you stop your business dealings because you're worried worried about getting on america's bad side. That's good enough. John bolton is trump's national security advisor where he was in peru earlier this week. One way to summarize this to a business for example is do you want to do business in venezuela or do you want to do business with the united states. We should note that even though some trade with venezuela is still allowed and humanitarian aid can still be sent there. The new sanctions engines could scare away a lot of business. It could also scare away. Some of that humanitarian aid which like we said is so desperately needed so what's a scam by imposing tough new sanctions on venezuela the u._s. hopes it can deny president madero the money he needs to maintain a loyal following and and stay in power but medeiros government isn't just holding strong. It's using the sanctions as a rallying cry to unite venezuelans against the u._s. and behind the the president a government statement condemning the u._s. sanctions described them as an imperialist attack the u._s. says it only wants to hurt venezuela's government. Not it's people it's not always that easy to thread the needle

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Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

Morning Edition

01:03 min | 1 year ago

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

"The US is now increased pressure on the Venezuelan regime escalating what had been economic sanctions to a full scale trade embargo the BBC's the like it has more the new measures announced by the trump administration go well beyond previous sanctions against Venezuela and form part of an ongoing campaign to force president Nicolas Maduro from office the executive order imposes a complete ban on the sale movement of any Venezuelan government assets in the United States it also prohibits any transactions with the Venezuelan authorities including those carried out by foreign businesses in a letter to Congress president trump said the new measures have been introduced in light of what he called the continued use your passion of power by the Majura regime as well as human rights abuses on the arbitrary arrest and detention of Venezuelan citizens the US is one of fifty four countries around the world that have recognize one way does the head of Venezuela's National Assembly as the legitimate leader of the country however Mr Maduro still have support from Russia and

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Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

Morning Edition

01:05 min | 1 year ago

Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela

"The US is now increased pressure on the Venezuelan regime escalating what had been economic sanctions to a full scale trade embargo the BBC's the Oleg it has more the new measures announced by the trump administration go well beyond previous sanctions against Venezuela and form part of an ongoing campaign to force president Nicolas Maduro from office the executive order imposes a complete ban on the sale movement of any Venezuelan government assets in the United States it also prohibits any transactions with the Venezuelan authorities including those carried out by foreign businesses in a letter to Congress president trump said the new measures have been introduced in light of what he called the continued use your passion of power by the Maduro regime as well as human rights abuses on the arbitrary arrest and detention of Venezuelan citizens the US is one of fifty four countries around the world that have recognize one way does the head of Venezuela's National Assembly as the legitimate leader of the country however Mr Maduro still have support from Russia and China the BBC's Theo

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 Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam

The Michael Medved Show

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Venezuelan government: nationwide blackout appears to have been caused by 'electromagnetic attack' on hydroelectric dam

"That is where the socialist government is blaming a nationwide blackout on electro magnetic attack against the nation's hydroelectric system medications minister heart gave Rodriguez read a statement broadcast on social media Monday it which is that authorities are working to restore service as quickly as possible authorities attributed almost week long outage across Venezuela in March two US sponsored electromagnetic attack on the gory

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UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis

BBC World Service

02:31 min | 2 years 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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Rioting Breaks Out in Venezuela Amid 'Attempted Coup'

The Big Biz Radio Show

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

Rioting Breaks Out in Venezuela Amid 'Attempted Coup'

"Violent street battles. Dozens of people injured in Caracas after Venezuelan opposition leader one Guido called for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. He got immediate support from the Trump administration at the White House. Aides are now openly calling on high ranking officials in the Venezuelan government to join the physician want as our principal objective, the peaceful transfer of power, but White House national security adviser John Bolton has the warning for the leader who refuses to relinquish the Venezuelan presidency. Nncholas Maduro and those supporting him, particularly those who are not Venezuelan should know is all options are on the table. Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo said Madeira was unopposed and ready to leave the country for Cuba. But he was talked out of it by Russia.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on KOMO

"Upper a stall on the west Seattle bridge in the westbound direction are next KOMO traffic at eleven fifty four. Looking at partly sunny skies this afternoon, we'll be fine with that. If they can sustain all the way through the Mariners opener against the Red Sox which begins at four ten hopefully keep that roof open. There is a chance of a few showers a high near sixty over to eastern Washington right now. Yakima, partly sunny and fifty on the coast hoquiam with fifty and mostly sunny and downtown Seattle right now fifty five and mostly sunny skies and eleven forty six. Stay connected. Stay informed. Seattle twenty four hour news station. Komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seven size are editor. I'm Tom hutler of the stories we're keeping an eye on for you attorney general William bar tells the chairman of the House Judiciary committee, he would testify before his panel. That's according to a Justice department official familiar with a call yesterday between bar and Representative Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat who runs that committee. The Venezuelan government has barred opposition leader Guido from holding public office for fifteen years the announcement by the state comptroller today increases pressure on the leader of the national assembly who staging protests in an attempt to force President Nicolas Maduro from power. Komo news time eleven forty six. We have the chance to grow into something special. And we're going to watch that happen. It's while we couldn't tell you definitively. We're going to win one hundred games. I can tell you. We're gonna try to win every single one that we play. We're not going out there with the intention to lose. Mariners general manager Jerry DiPoto during the off. Season after the club decided to quote.

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Bonner County Daily Bee - World News, Venezuelan gov't bars Guaido from public office for 15 years

Forum

00:13 sec | 2 years ago

Bonner County Daily Bee - World News, Venezuelan gov't bars Guaido from public office for 15 years

"Sharon Brody. The Venezuelan government says it is barring opposition leader one guy dough from holding public office for fifteen years, the US back leader of the national assembly a staging protests in an effort to force President Nicolas

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Venezuela, Gabriela And Venezuelan Government discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

07:51 min | 2 years ago

Venezuela, Gabriela And Venezuelan Government discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

"She works for food shown Maho Venezuela. It's an internationally funded think-tank -ffiliated with the Venezuelan opposition party Gabriella team. Look at all the data. They can get their hands on about the country and a lot of it comes from local, universities, nonprofits, and communists, all over the world because the government itself is not publishing rely. Liable data. We do a lot of research to understand what these structure of the state is in understanding what the structure of the state is is not easy. Gabriela says the government seems totally disorganized. It's taken over hundreds of businesses, and they all seem to be losing money. She says basic services are collapsing. And meanwhile, the bureaucracy grows and grows indicator number one nine hundred ninety six that's the number of companies by Gabriele count. That are now owned by the state this supermarket chains and hotel taints that internet providers in Venezuela. They belong to the government. They even own like bakery shops things like that. It's crazy, and it's not even profitable. I have seen the balance sheets of all of this institutions. That's what I do, you know and all of them gated transfers from the central government in order to operate all of them. So. Sustainable financially unsustainable. It's like why don't you just I dunno give it away to anyone? I mean, it's better to do that than to keep you know, at burden on your budget case in point the electric company in two thousand ten Chavis. The then president nationalized electrobi- in Venezuela to make it more for table for everybody. They government nationalized it and. Come a mess, a mess. The government's is outside. Attackers are infiltrating the power grid and shutting down that's why they say the country's been experiencing all of these rolling blackouts. But Gabriela says there are no attackers. It's just that the country cannot afford to keep the lights on anymore. The infrastructure is collapsing. The country has rolling blackouts all the time. Now Gabriel says that the once vibrant city of dacas is often pitch black for hours and hours. And she says the consequences of these power outages can be really extreme just in the blackout eighty newborns. Die just in one hospital. Yeah. It was horrified. Of course for all the businesses that the Venezuelan government is nationalized. There is one that traditionally has really driven. It's a Konami and that business is all traditionally about a quarter Venezuela's economy comes from oil production because the country has the biggest oil reserves in the world. What about the oil is is many coming in from the state oil company? Yes. Okay. So some somebody is still coming. But you know, we I remember when when this whole thing started when Chavez won the presidency. I remember that we were producing three million barrels a day. No. We are not even producing one million barrels a day. And you know, impresses are are lower than they used to be during the bonanza. So for them. I mean, they are running out of options running out of options in part because for so long for more than a decade, economists agree that the government has been mismanaging its production of oil. And now the Venezuelan government just needs money. Gabriela says it's getting money from any place, it can government and the military of taken over some gold mines in the southern part of the country, and there are many reported accounts of the military and the government being tied in with cocaine trafficking. I mean, this is serious. I mean, we have government officials involved in and drug trafficking. One of the big cartels in Venezuela. For example, is called cartel of the sons that is reportedly reference to the gold stars on epaulets of military generals. But any money the cartel or any other business does bring in isn't necessarily going to fix the country's infrastructure. Or even help fund the Venezuelan economy. A lot of it is being funneled to a tiny minority of people many of them tied to the government and the military and my notes still has the military support. Which is one of the reasons why he's been able to hold onto power this long. This very small group of new millionaires that belong to the elite of the government. And I mean, all of them have power plans and per day didn't suffer from the blackout own power plants. Yes. So we call them into follows and to the yes, translation, if that it's like when you log in something we call him like that because we say that they are plugged into the government's. So they received all these benefits, and they are like the new elite here, and you see them everywhere. How can you spot the into Fatah's? It's very easy. All of them drive. This black big trucks bullet through and they have security guys around in them. In motorcycles. Meanwhile, says ninety percent of end Waylon citizens live in poverty that is today's second planet money indicator. Ninety percent of NS Waylon are in poverty, and even a lot of Innes Wayland to had a fair amount of money before the crisis are now totally broke. Because of hyperinflation flation is estimated to be running at ten million percent. Ten million percent. The cash has become so worthless. People are actually making bags out of the cash or currency was completely destroyed. So that's one of the things I see like, you know, the function of money lost on our currency. And that means things like food keep getting more and more expensive, relative to what people are earning. So a lot of people cannot afford enough to eat. And there's not much food around even for those who can't afford it the collapsing infrastructure in the country means food is not getting produced by farmers and the food that is getting produced is not getting delivered to stores in twenty seventeen. The average Venezuelan adult lost nearly twenty five pounds. Gabriel says she sees evidence of this weight loss every single day your co two three people in Venezuela. You're very skinny. Yeah. It's very very shocking to see that guerrilla says things are so bad. Now that a lot of people have just left the country. In fact, an estimated three million people that is ten percent of the entire population has fled many people just walk across the border to countries like Colombia with nothing at all just trying to get outta Venezuela. And that is our third indicator. Ten percent of the Venezuelan population gone Gabrielle says she sees the effects of this in Caracas, the sidewalks are emptier many stores are shuttered many houses are just standing empty. Gabriel says that apartments that used to rent for more than a thousand dollars a month back when the economy was good. Are now asking for rents of less than two hundred dollars a month that is more than eighty percent drop because so many people have left Gabriela has thought about leaving to her father is American. She could go, but she says when she sees how bad the numbers are getting how bad things are getting. She thinks there has to be big change on the horizon survey by I'm still here, the refinish that I believe that it's possible. But I don't know how much longer they can resist Gus is not an easy place to live every day Gabriella different parts of the country. Collapsing. All around her tomorrow. We're gonna follow Gabriela through her day.

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All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo

WBZ Midday News

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo

"State Mike Pompeo says the last remaining US diplomats based in Venezuela. Have now left that country convoy with those diplomats was seen leaving this morning from the US embassy in Caracas. And the American flag is no longer flying outside that building Pompeo says he knows this is a difficult moment for those diplomats earlier this week, he tweeted, the diplomats would be withdrawn is they'd become a constraint in his words on you. S policy, but the Venezuelan government led by nNcholas Maduro claims they ordered the diplomats out Pompeo says the US remains committed to supporting the Venezuelan opposition leader

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column

04:10 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on The Fifth Column

"And you would never get this idea from the media at all, you know, you would never see this part of it. And that's the most important thing. I think I can leave you with what what would you say, I'll make this the last question for you. And I just want you as as you know, somebody who's on a different side of this. Then I think a lot of people most certainly in the administration a lot of people on the hill as you yourself pointed out, what would you suggest that the Madero government concede? What would you say that they would bring to the table and say, hey, you guys don't want to negotiate. But I'm going to give you something that will show that you guys don't want to negotiate that would be a very very good faith gesture for you. What would you recommend to them? What would be the starting point there? Well. I did do that in the last two goes as they let out a whole bunch of prisoners video for the UN requested in Japan. Yeah. In that was in two thousand seventeen I believe, and they almost reached an agreement. In fact, they did reach an agreement in two thousand seventeen for the may twentieth. Elections presidential elections most of the opposition. Agreed and the government signed the paper. And then all of a sudden the opposition pulled out at the last minute. And if you talk to people in congress for who were involved in that they said, and then and also the former prime minister of Spain South patera, they said, it was just you know, it was the Republicans. It was Rubio. He no they didn't want to an election, and they actually went ahead and threatens Henry fall comb when he ran he decided to participate in the election in in may of of last year and the US. Embassy. Threatened him with personal financial stations for participating. So again. What would I I don't know? I'm I'm not trying to make decisions for the Venezuelan government. You know, somebody's about this issue. What would you do? It's not. I mean, I know that you don't make decisions. I mean, my I think that you're you're right of what they've done in the past chosen seventeen two thousand eighteen of releasing political prisoners. I didn't think it should be political prisoners to begin with. But you know, if that's if that's a point of negotiation that would be great. I mean, I it does not by the way look very good for the Madero government globally and on the international stage. And it makes people like you are making a sort of a counter argument. It makes it difficult for you. When people like, hey, Rama's are detained and robbed at Miraflores, and they do not have their equipment bag, which is fifty thousand dollars worth of camera gear, shoot stuff all the time. It's expensive gear. Their cards of the stuff that they shot, and the, you know, the correspond from testimony. Oh, who was reporting on that in front of Miraflores and was himself detained? So I mean, this stuff is just the bad. Look right mean, don't you think that actually has a horrible effect on what people think of the government when you go to the hill. I mean, people might not have the this sort of minute show of of a certain Bill they ship court should of what these sanctions are doing. But they do know that Horia Ramos was arrested or detained after an interview with nNcholas Maduro at Miraflores palace. Yeah. I look I as I said several times here, I'm not gonna defend anything that the government. Does it's wrong. I'm more concerned some US citizen. I have to be concerned with the the massive deprivation and loss of life that our government is deliberately causing right now. And that's my main concern, Mark Weissbrodt. I very much. Appreciate you coming on. And I hope that that you got some time to to present your side of things without me rudely, interrupting and and yelling at you or anything. No, thanks. I think it was a good disclosure fun. Good discussion. Mark weitz. Brought you can find him on Twitter. It's at Mark broad, right? Yeah. That's right. Mark weiss. Brought thank you very much. I appreciate you coming on. Thank you. Com..

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Sorry, diapers in those kind of basic supplies. And she was upset and said it was a disgrace that the into Minnesota from Columbia. The Venezuelan government doesn't let us work, and they don't let us be free. And now, they don't let other countries help us. But I have faith that soon. Oh, this will change for me in for over swollen 's I suspect some of the people you spoke with their Venezuelan were also kind of counting heavily on this aid coming across this bridge. That has no barricaded uncertainty was was the key word that low people said to me on says and see whether we will come tomorrow the next day away. Will it come in? The there's a little hope that it will pass over. That was looked Taylor reporting from Kuta Columbia on the border with Venezuela. You heard him say there, how Venezuelan women are now selling their hair for money, but hair, then gets made into wigs that is one of the most vivid illustrations, I've heard yet Venezuela's catastrophic economic collapse. And yet we're talking about a country that used to be one of the wealthiest in the world. So what happened the world's Jason Mark. Goalless looks back at another economic collapse in Venezuela. One that helped pave the way for the election of Yugoslavia's in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. This is Caracas protests riots looting gunfire somewhere between a few hundred and three thousand people dead. Mostly at the hands of a brutal crackdown by government security forces and this was nineteen Eighty-nine. Economists Francisco Rodriguez was a college student back that in Caracas it with a surprise onto all of us, the Venezuelan, we're tight rope was very confident nation on and and it trusted it's democracy in it valued. It's them credit system. Venezuela was also rich very rich the wealthiest nation in Latin American city of Caracas capital of Venezuela is enjoying a prosperity boom, unparalleled in the history of South America. But where does the money come from the onset is under the ground where rich oil deposits insurance steady revenue. In so Venezuela. What the world's largest oil reserves hummed along until the price of oil collapses significantly in the nineteen eighties. Heavier Corrales is a political scientist at Amherst college in Massachusetts. When oil prices plummeted. Venezuela was suddenly deep in debt to get assistance. From the International Monetary Fund, the country's leaders pursued market oriented solutions, the government cut back on social programs eliminated price controls on gas and other consumer goods and privatize state owned companies..

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

04:07 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"The Reagan administration, and I myself was pursued by death squads in El Salvador, and in Los Angeles, California, you can look it up in the LA times when you have somebody like Elliot Abrams. You do have the Trump administration putting the United States on war footing. And I would encourage those liberal progressives who are kind of buying what the media's telling them uncritically about the situation in Venezuela to really open up their political imaginations and use their intelligence to look at the history of destabilization programs in the United States and to ask themselves. Look. Am I comfortable being on the same side as Donald Trump? Jacob also narrow. The president of on dude us, Iran. This all of Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. I mean, you have this festival of the extremist fascist, right? Taking hold of the geopolitical situation to define Venezuela's something other than what it really is. We've been discussing here in great detail yet too, many liberals, and progressives or here getting cozy with Mike Pence, Donald Trump and all these other really rogue figures. So mister Peres comments come as no surprise to anyone that's followed US policy in in Venezuela or in Central America, or in all of Latin America, this is clearly within the context of US policy to intervene in Latin America, again, why are peers in the media, even or are curated the story to make it seem. I'm like. Good position versus bad. My Ludo is beyond me who has spent a fitted the most in Venezuelan society, what sectors of society are backing Madero because they have something to show for it. Now, the ones who have most benefited our private businesses for does time house because they've been engaging in price gouging. You know, they're responsible in large part for the hyper inflation the country. They are making massive profits. Those who have been running the currency schemes to sell dollars at these elevated prices they've been making millions and millions of dollars those that had all these people demonstrating in support of Madero. Well, those are mainly people who are lower classes who are still dependent on the government. But also those who are ideologically driven, you know, to support a government that they believe sees them. Visualizes them gives them visibility in the country, and is still prioritizing social needs over profits. Nonetheless. I mean, like I said under charges that seemed to be a reality. It's transformed under this government because the corruption is so widespread explained the what we know thus far about the US moves, and if that seems to be indicating that removal of Maduro, including potential military intervention of the United States is on the table. What do we know right now about this aspect of the story, the US covert and over campaigned have Madore removed essentially the naming of Elliot Abrams to oversee the operation is a is a direct sign that they are. They are pursuing a military operation most likely some kind of special forces, or, you know, some something they think would be clean and simple. But it will not be that way. And you're talking about US special. I mean, remember Venezuela is a very geo strategically located country. It has a maritime border with Puerto Rico. There are US military airbases incur sound Rubio, which are left less than fifty kilometers often as well as western Caribbean coast. They've got Columbia right on their western border in highly. You know, it's a jungle area, and we know anyway, that the US has a has a very heavy military presence in Columbia, especially with special forces and intelligence, and then you have to stop those drugs from..

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"And when we go back to the question of legitimacy who's the legitimate, president Venezuela, again, I you know, obviously, nNcholas Maduro is the president of Venezuela. He is control of all the institutions. He is in power. He is a recognized, you know, president Venezuela head of state by a majority of countries in the world and at the same time one guy, though was recently elected on January fourth as the president of the national semi, which is Venezuela's congress. So under certain articles in the constitution Venezuela. If there's a vacancy in the presidency, which is what they're trying to say, then, you know, there would be this new election would be called by the head of the national assembly. And so that's essentially what they're saying. He so far it seems as a one guy though is not saying I am the president of Venice. Ella from now until whenever he saying, I'm the president in interim president in charge that we can convene elections, and it's supposed to be within a thirty day period. Although there's no evidence because that would happen precisely because the military is standing strong behind Madero, and what's really fascinating is the kind of the war for the political imagination. That's happening right now, I think on that front door and the opposition clearly have the lead on my Ludo quite on the opposition with US support. Our have blasted the political imagination not just Venezuela. But of the entire world with this idea that they are kind of this new young hip, even opposition that's leading democracy. When in fact, they are playing the same old game of destabilization that has more than twenty years millions upon millions of dollars in US aid overt and covert operations on. On the part of the United States government and economic sanctions that the UN special report tour on Venezuela. Mr. Sayas said could amount to quote crimes against humanity. And I wanted to ask is is there. Explain the case that Maduro and his supporters are making for why things are the way they are right now in Venezuela economically. I mean, the the US has around three million people have fled the country since two thousand fifteen and that the numbers spiked in twenty eighteen in our continuing. What is the case that Maduro and his supporters make for rejecting? Why though and the US position in general? I mean, there's no question it's open and explicit that this is a US back regime change operation here in Washington. We've been looking at ways to disconnect Madero from the financial resources. He needs to pay the military and otherwise himself power that could be a very effective way. We think of helping. The the legitimate government. And clearly when I made reference to the parallels to the two thousand two coup against China's in this concept of another piece falls into place. The State Department official who said it a few days ago was referring to one guy though that finally the opposition had found a new face that would unify them and be able to actually execute, you know, some kind of regime change with a figurehead because that's what they were missing all of their leadership has been pretty much burned because they've been engaged in violent attempt to overthrow the government in Venezuela for the past proximity to decades and backed by the US, and there's been millions of dollars annually channel into backup their political parties there NGO's to essentially feed the conflict in Minnesota of the same time. Of course, there has been this widespread mismanagement and corruption in the Madero government, particularly I would say that. I mean, if we look back, you know, things were fairly prospering in Minnesota. Under Travis they started to take a downturn. When he got ill in two thousand eleven and then after his death in two thousand thirteen part of it was because during the time period of his illness. There was essentially a lapse on decision making in the economic realm. And there are decisions that had to be made in order to salvage Venezuela's oil dependent economy that didn't take place and also there was a lot of you know, embezzlement taking place in that time period, then tipping Chavez's, death and prosperity the downfall of the government. So when Medeiros government takes over the made very poor decisions in regarding Venezuela's currency. The inflation is it's it's unbelievable. You know, the the currency is essentially worthless. And it's true. There's been a wide scarcity of basic food products. Medicines, you know, the the healthcare system that was flourishing under China's providing healthcare to all Venezuelans. I mean, I took part in..

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"But I just describe the role that Elliot Abrams has played in US policy, particularly in central and Latin America from Reagan through Bush, one Bush two and now in the Trump administration Abrahams was one of the real intellectual architects of the US policy of abetting genocide in Guatemala and massacres throughout Central America. I put it that way because there was US-backed systematic mass slaughter in both water Malla and self door. But it's in Guatemala that the courts local courts have actually ruled these actions constituted genocide. And Secondly, they ruled that this was done accord with the interests of the United States security doctrine imposed to protect the United States, and in these and in other cases, Abrahams was right at the center of I making the policy, but maybe even more importantly, openly and full-throatedly defending it as being the right thing to do began this evening with the story of Watambwa and the connection in Washington Elliot Abrams joins us also Robert Torricelli? Is here. The congressman joins us along with Alan Narain of the nation magazine as we begin. He likewise when asked about the Elmo Zolt, they massacre in El Salvador which killed more than five hundred people. He denied that it had happened. He denied the facts. Alan, Charlie US hypothetical. How would Mr. Abrahams react? In fact, we have the historical record. We can see how he and the other. Reagan and Bush and Clinton officials have reacted in eighty five when human rights leader reserve yoga was -ducted by the army raped and mutilated her baby had his fingernails torn out the military said, oh, they died in a traffic accident human rights groups contacted Mr. Abrahams asked him about it. He wrote back. This is his letter of reply. He said, yes, there's no evidence other than that. They died in a traffic accident. This is a woman raped in utilize a baby with his fingernails. I wanna. Standing in a moment. But these are specific points raised by now and having to do with your I'll tell you what to do. I'm not here to reflect the Cold War. I'm glad we won. Maybe he's not what I'm here to say. We're talking not about US civilian. What? Wait a minute. Wait a minute. We're not here to refi the Cold War. We're here to talk about. I thought specific case in which an allegation is being made. That of the the husband of American and other case in American citizen were killed. And there was a CIA connection with allegedly with the person allegedly involved in it. Now, I'm happy to talk about that kind of thing if Mr. and thinks we should have been on the other side in Guatemala that we should have been in favor of guerrilla victory. I disagree with them. So you're so you're then admitting that you are on the side of the watermelon military. I am admitting that it was the policy of the United States under Democrats and Republicans approved by congress repeatedly to oppose a communist guerrilla victory anywhere in Central America, including communist guerrilla victory percent of these victims are civilians, peasant organizers. Watermelon. Army? I'm having both you back to review Reagan and Bush administration Pasi, right? So when confronted with particular cases, Abrahams would always lie, but when discussing the policy overall, the policy of the US arming and training and financing and providing intelligence to these mass murdering forces Abrahams would justify it. He would say, yes, we're doing the right thing. And in fact and saying this is necessary to fight communism. If we look at a case like this. I think we have to start talking about putting watermelon and US officials on trial. I think someone like Mr. Abrahams would be fit subject for such on your Burke style inquiry, but I agree with Mr. Abrahams. The Democrats would have to be in the dock with him. The congress has been in on this the congress approved the sale of sixteen thousand M16.'s to Guatemala in eighty seven and eighty eight because they voted more than the Republic. Cnn's ask for again invite you and Elliott back to discuss what he did. Thanks, charlie. Go ahead. You wanna speak? It is ludicrous..

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

03:05 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"Then he would be on. All across the so-called liberal media. The reporting and analysis on Venezuela. These past weeks has been atrocious. And actually it's been this way for a long time. We should remember that the New York Times actually openly supported the two thousand and two coup against who go Chavis. But in the wake of recent Venezuelan elections, there's been a total uniformity to the characterization of Venezuela. Suffering and chaos as the sole fault of nNcholas Maduro. The elections are being denounced by anchors as though it's just accepted fact that Maduro is only president because of corruption almost never mentioned prominently is the fact that Venezuela has been systematically targeted by the United States and its allies and its puppets and Latin America or the impact that economic sanctions have had on the country or the fact that there was an attempt to kill nNcholas Maduro with a drone packed with explosives. The story is just Madero is a corrupt. Socialist dictator he needs to be taken out. So that Venezuela can be free the central role that the US has played underbush under Obama and now under Trump in destabilizing Venezuela, it's just an afterthought if it's even mentioned at all one of 'em's NBC's favourite conservatives hughhewitt even suggested last weekend on meet the press that overthrowing door could bring a coup by moment for liberals and Donald Trump, and it is far more important to shut down the Madero government argument. And I think Donald Trump is leading there, and he is winning there because of Bolton in Pompeo going down to see both narrow and and Duquet it's that's going to happen. That's going to bring us together. Now, Hugh Hewitt, of course, is up to his neck and crazy. But if he was just talking about the political elites uniting behind Trump to overthrow the government of Venezuela. Then he probably has a point Senate minority whip dick Durbin powerful democrat from Illinois released a statement praising Trump for quote appropriately. Recognizing Widodo house intelligence committee chair. Adam Schiff said Trump was right to recognize quite oh as president. And then there was this insane propaganda video released by some Democrats on the foreign relations committee. They included Debbie Wasserman Schultz Eliot Engel, and the former Clinton health and Human Services Secretary, Donna Shalala, they declared quote, we refuse to recognize the legitimacy of Madurai does presidency. My does administration held fraudulent elections and he has lost his mandate. We cannot allow Nicklaus Doral to destroy his country to continue to steamroll democracy and act with impunity. If all of that is not cringe-worthy enough. Let's look at the man appointed to spearhead this bipartisan Venezuela policy today. I'm incredibly excited to announce today season, principal tough-minded foreign policy.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

03:12 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"I'm Jeremy Scahill coming from the offices of the intercept in New York City this episode. Eighty of intercepted President Trump has taken decisive action over the last two years to bring sanctions on officials in the Madero regime, we've isolated the regime, economically and diplomatically and today. Freedom broke out in Venezuela right now, the Trump administration is openly engaging in a blatant effort to overthrow the government of nNcholas Maduro in Venezuela. It is a campaign aimed at regime change, and it's being promoted openly as an opportunity to steal Venezuelan oil for the benefit of US corporations. They're not even pretending. Here's national security adviser, John Bolton on Fox News. I think we're trying to get to the same end result. Here. You know, Ben is Wael is one of the three countries. I called the troika of tear. Arne it'll make a big difference to the United States economically. If we could have American oil companies really invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela be but this is not some insane Twitter thought spewed by Trump after guzzling down gallons of FOX and friends. It's an open imperialism that is being embraced not just by Republicans and Trump supporters, but by powerful Democrats as well. Amid protests against Madero last week the head of the opposition in Venezuela. One Guido declared himself the legitimate president of Venezuela during a protest last Wednesday. That move was immediately backed by the United States and the Trump administration recognized Guido as the president Madero rejected. Why does claim and accused the US of attempting a coup d'etat immediately. He ordered US diplomats to leave the country. But Madonna has since walked that back while maintaining the position that the US should stay out of Venezuela's affairs drum hunts benefit this push for gene change in. Venezuela did not appear in a vacuum. The CIA has been plotting with so called rebels in Venezuela from the early days of the Trump administration Tump administration disgust a coup with rebel Venezuelan officers. American officials telling the times that it ministration in. Lead healthy meetings with rebellious military officers to discuss plans to overthrow president nNcholas Maduro. And now with the media focus on the shutdown and Trump's atrocious. Wall plan it appears to have been put on the fast track. Nncholas Maduro was sworn in for a second six year term earlier this month the right wing opposition took the opportunity to renew protests after the last major anti-government protests were suppressed by security forces back in two thousand seventeen so on the eve of a major demonstration against Medeiros new term this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, vice President Mike Pence called Widodo to tell him that should he challenge Maduro for the presidency that the US would support him. And that's exactly what happened..

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"So there there is we we have to very careful about about the how we tell this story. This is not just a story of an oppressed. People rising up against the educator this match more complicated, very dangerous agenda at play here. And also visa that somehow the military will come to the aid of, you know, human rights and amok. Chrissy. And so on again, this is the same unitary, which is now in power. So whatever the case here. The the end solution seems to go through a very violent roading the minds of many that promote just before we go European countries. Have given a deadline of eight days, which I thinking spies on Sunday. They say new elections must be held by them. But what power to they have? If elections aren't held. What happens also interesting that the European Union stopped short of recognizing guidos government. That's quite telling if you listen to other political reasons in the region, for instance, the former Spanish President potato you hear a different story, of course, no government, and clearly not Venezuelan government will heed to that sort of alternate me would be as if you know, the Venezuelan government would tell London look if there is no referendum in the next day. As in Scotland, we will recognize Scottish independence that that's not the way diplomatique negotiations. Go that's an ultimatum in that is by the finishing an acceptable. So again, there are ways here letting America the Americas whole, but specifically Latin America has a long history of respect for international law and diplomacy. And that's what the governments of Mexican you. The why are offering that should be the way us. Thank you very much. Indeed, that's got Guardiola revere that now here's what else would keeping an eye on today. Germany FRANZ and the United Kingdom set to push through a plan to help companies trade with Iran, e you ficials will discuss address statement in Brussels today, which could see the EU defy President Donald Trump in bypassing US sanctions on Tehran. The move is seen as crucial to saving the two thousand fifteen nuclear cold with Iran in Brazil rescue is still searching for over three hundred missing people after a dam collapsed in the southeast of the country on Friday, so far one hundred ninety two people have been found alive and the death toll which is expected to rise stands at fifty eight. The dam is owned by the local mining firm veil on it's the second such incident involving the company within three years and Conde nast is set to launch a new digital title covering the fashion industry. Vogue business will cover market currents, cultural, movements trends and technologies impacting the world of fashion, according to the media company, the new title will be the first product come out of Conde nast so called in. Incubator, which is developing new products and services for the company. This is the globalist. Stay tuned..

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on 550 KFYI

550 KFYI

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on 550 KFYI

"For a candidate in Ohio I'm Joe Chiro Fox News President Trump hosting a make America. Great again rally in Columbus and supportive Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderstone in Ohio's twelfth district have. A man that's going to fight for you he's gonna fight for Ohio, and he's going, to be here. For a long time, he will never ever disappoint, you I found that out? From the people? That, know he's just. Not going. To disappoint you he's really smart and he's a. Really hard worker Troy boulder Sohn bothersome faces off against democrat Danny O'Connor in Tuesday's special election in the, historically Republican district the, Venezuelan government says there, was an attempted attack I'm president Madero speech he was giving at a military event was cut short by the sound of an. Explosion soldiers of the event were seen running in different directions, before the televised transmission was cut off a government spokesman says Maduro is safe and unharmed But. That seven, people were injured secretary of state Mike Pompeo urging China and Russia to honour US sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program. State Mike Pompeo won't international, community to keep up economic pressure on North Korea to. Enforce that thing agreements so of. Course North Korea is still under sanctions over its nuclear program and according to a new. U. n. report, young is continuing to develop weapons despite. A ban, and despite those talks in, Singapore Franks's kitty Logan, California governor Jerry Brown calling on President. Trump to help the state deal with another deadly. And destructive wildfire season. Inspecting the fire damaged neighborhoods of reading today the governor said California needs to reevaluate fire. Safety procedures the car fire the state's largest.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Of Republican congressional candidate Troy bothersome in Ohio's twelfth district, man that's going to fight for you. He's gonna fight for Ohio, and he's going to be here for a long time. He will never ever disappoint you. I found that out from the people he's just not going to disappoint you. He's really smart, and he's a really hard worker Troy boulders, bothersome faces off against democrat, Danny O'Connor in Tuesday's, special election in the historically Republican district. The Venezuelan government says there was an attempted attack. I'm president Madero speech. He was giving at a military event was cut short by the sound of an explosion. Soldiers of the event were seen running in different directions before the televised transmission was cut off. A government spokesman says Madero is safe and unharmed, but that seven people were injured secretary of state, Mike Pompeo urging China and Russia to honour US sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program state. Mike Pompeo won't. International community, to keep up economic pressure on North Korea, to enforce that thing and, poor agreements so of, course North Korea is still under sanctions. Over its nuclear program and according to a new. U. n. report young. Is continuing to develop weapons despite abandoned despite those talks in Singapore Franks's kitty Logan California. Governor Jerry Brown calling on President Trump to help the state deal with another deadly and destructive. Wildfire season inspecting the fire damaged neighborhoods of reading, today the governor said California needs to reevaluate fire, safety procedures the car fire.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on PRI's The World

"The venezuelan government has almost completely monopolized food distribution leaving many dependent on a small back with some items which arise with increasing irregularity every week or sometimes every month as i said it's venezuelan suffering the consequences of this crisis the bbc's vladimir and nonda's reporting from the venezuelan state of a poor day as i mentioned earlier the venezuelan government blames its political opponents for the dreadful state of their economy and that includes the united states which is impose financial sanctions on venezuela this week the government of president madura took a step that he hopes will generate some much needed revenue it launched the petro the world's first governmentbacked cryptocurrency it's too early to know this new currency will succeed but the maduro government says it's off to a great start it claims to have made seven hundred thirty five million dollars of intended petrous sales call them presales already patricia is the venezuela bureau chief for bloomberg so what are the governments goals for the petro's it's supposed to overcome challenges like the lack of bank notes in venezuela us sanctions while they would never mentioned the lack of banknotes they say that it's a tool to serve surpassed this year sanctions that have been set on when as well as ability to seek credits are to race debt but the imf expects though in us what i am conomy to contract fifteen percent this year and inflation may reach thirteen thousand percent um so that has rendered bills pretty much worthless in venezuela just to pay for anything like a cup of coffee you would need a pretty big stack of bills and that's even pretty hard to get nowadays it's almost impossible to get your hands on cash you can go to the atm an the most that you can get will be just the same as us fifty cents while ever let israel absolutely no absolutely and you'll you'll see lines of fifty people for an atm and the max that you can get kenny.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The military helicopter the venezuelan government has launched its own cryptocurrency the petro the petro's packed by the country's vast oil reserves and its price will be pegged to the price of a barrel of crude oil his economics correspondent andrew walker venezuela's economic problems a severe according to international monetary fund forecast by the end of the year the economy is likely to have shrunk by almost half since 2013 and inflation could be as high as thirteen thousand percent the cryptocurrency produced by an information technology process known as mining is in did it to help raise funds in the face of international especially us sanctions however opposition leaders in venezuela have denounced the plan and us officials say could violate the sanctions if you'd amounts to providing new credit to the government andrew walker world news from the bbc officials in bangladesh say they're holding talks with counterparts from myanmar about the future of around six and a half thousand ray hinges who fled violence in miyama's were kind state and a now stranded in the border area that these officials have them confirm this the move comes shortly after bangladesh submitted a list of about eight thousand names to me ma of displaced people who might constitute the first phase of repatriations un agencies say all returns must be voluntary environmental campaign is in britain a calling for governments to enforce existing international law to prevent the growth of plastic pollution in the oceans of reports written by the environmentalist oliver to kill will be presented today in london roger harbin reports mr decals his government should stop what he calls handwringing over ocean plastic and ensure that the biggest defenders feel the force of existing law varies warned snag any legal action would need to be taken by a un member state and those small island nation's suffering most don't have the cash for a legal fight with a superpower mr to kale urges rich governments and green groups to lend their support he says offending nations could be taken to the international court of.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on The Cryptoverse

The Cryptoverse

02:30 min | 3 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on The Cryptoverse

"Chains i'm your host chris county so this has been coming for a little while now is just a case of getting more and more details on exactly how this is going to roll out as we move towards the actual launch so the petro who is a cryptocurrency that the venezuelan government have been planning to launch and beckett with the country's huge oil reserves almost sounds like an alternative to the petrodollars isn't it dangerous territory if you ask me in over the us tends to get limping upset when anyone challenges the dominance of the dullah and the call it the petro dullah because it's the world's reserve currency most of the oil in the world is traded with the us dullah and that gives the usa a disproportionate amount of power to do things like embargoes on countries that don't behave themselves said the petro it's going to use a theory him bullets only to conduct the ico so he's going to be an erc twenty token after the token sale those yossi twenty tokens will be swapped for the native tokens on the petro platform so the president of venezuela nicholas maduro he's is now officially signed off on the white paper full release and if you didn't believe me you can go to l petro e l petro dot g o b v e because here at you can read end the download the white paper for yourself after a bit of lab you find his big boy enhance as download white paper and this is a significant milestone encrypt to history this is the first example of a nation state doing an ico did you ever think you would see the day unfortunately the not using a public block chain boats at least this progress nonetheless i mean an actual government opting to participate in a new economy built by the people that's setting a big precedent right this is the first domino i mean feel free to read all the official materials yourself book i've picked up a few highlights foyer there's always this question of how does a cryptocurrency acquire value we'll here in the red is says the bolivarian republic of venezuela guarantees eight will receive petro as a form of payment for national taxes fees contributions and public services taking as a reference.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on X96

X96

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on X96

"Did in fact i think meter and i think he did merrier and he got thrown in jail in venezuela they said he was uh gunrunner the venezuelan said yeah uh he's still in jail uh senator hacked has been trying to you know of we'd with the venezuelan government to get him out of there the venezuelan government such as it is they're they're they're in a mess politically down there uh but now they're going to put this this guy on trial his name is um uh josh holt they're gonna put him on trial soon all right night as sports weather traffic uh yeah lindsay lohan yeah she gets heard a lot i saw the stories you know what she does he or she puts cheese on it on our wounds while i didn't i didn't read the article really why does she do that cheese therapy apparently if you follow her on instagram there several pictures of of her pudding cheese on her wounds and she says things like some cheese therapy my favorite uh it's a recovery practice with cheese called top thin it's an austrian cured cheese with quote antiinflammatory properties of course all of the doctors quoted in this say yeah that sure it's crazy no white suit that it's jesus uses months yeah shows wanna see prisoners of winds yvonne covered in chee well i would march holidary on mary pretty instagram what i just quickly lindsay yvonne she has been hurt quite a bit yeah very serious st access because she goes down the hill at like anybody else now yep and yet she still goes back and does it again i don't understand how she loves it um the weather and traffic out whether it's it's cold and foggy and new gross today highs only in the upper 20s and the fog continuing a crash southbound i fifteen approaching the i 250 north interchange cars are on the right shoulder adding to delays that are already in place from centerville all the way in downtown salt lake crash on the southbound mountain view corridor at south jersey parkway the left lane and shoulder blocked causing over mile of delays in that area both travel lanes are closed on i 90 eastbound and the tool and freeway ramps into will accounting traffic is getting.

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"venezuelan government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:51 min | 4 years ago

"venezuelan government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You thank you so much stephen a i would like to express my gratitude not only to you personally but to heart talk bbc four representing objectively the hardships that the venezuelan people are leaving right now in my country well let's examined the situation in your country in some detail but let's start with a simple explanation if you like why did you change sides because for the last couple of years you've been a diplomat at the united nations representing venezuela and the venezuelan government on a month ago you decided to jump ship why led to begin with i do not endorse corruption drug trafficking terrorist ties or the illegal detained of political prisoners and even less murders of students in the streets and that's a ladder has said silence is the biggest partner of impunity and i'm a fighter against impunity and in the last one hundred actually four months has become undeniable that mothers regime is violating human rights and also has compromised compromised the crimes and committed crimes against humanity and all this is shown not only the high commissioner of the united nations in his last report but also by our magris third report that shows torture since o'brien well therefore i could not remain silent right well we'll go into those allegations in some detail but before we do i i just remain a little bit confused because you served the venezuelan government from 2015 twenty seven team during that period of course mr my maduro was president of your country we know and i know from personal experience.

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