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By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Venezuela begins crackdown: bans protests, Hot Air asks ‘Where is Sean Penn’

Human rights, like food and medicine, are growing scarce in Venezuela. With a vote scheduled Sunday to move forward on socialist President Maduro’s plan to rewrite the country’s constitution, the government More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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US increases sanctions against Venezuela, blocks travel to key officials

U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams gave a briefing on Friday regarding the crisis in Venezuela. Abrams began by noting the veto at the UN Security Council by Russia and China, blocking a More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro detains Jorge Ramos, Univision journalists, censors content

A team of Univision journalists, led by the network’s lead news anchor Jorge Ramos, were detained Monday at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. His producer Maria Martinez-Guzman joined CBSN to discuss More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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NY Times bemoans the Venezuela crisis because Democrats may lose votes

A new article by NY Times writer Patricia Mazzei examines the Venezuela crisis, the efforts of the U.S. to support a more democratic regime, but not in the way you’d expect: Democrats may lose votes. “President More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Venezuela: Our next act of overseas military interventionism?

Venezuela. This country is an absolute mess, it has been for a while and is exponentially getting worse. A mass exodus to neighboring countries, 1,000,000 percent inflation, violence, starvation and plunder.  The More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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US adds sanctions to Venezuela’s oil, Russia and China speak out against the move

National Security Adviser John Bolton said President Nicolás Maduro and his allies could “no longer loot the assets of the Venezuelan people” as part of the announcement of increased sanctions against More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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US imposes sanctions on Venezuela, Maduro and leadership

Today, the United States imposed sanctions on four current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela: First Lady and Former Attorney General Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro, Executive Vice President Delcy More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 29th, 2018
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Venezuela hits new low as inflation rises again, Pence calls the situation a threat to national security

The inflation rate in Venezuela has exploded over the last year as the socialist nation deals with extreme levels of poverty and food shortages. Now a new report suggests that the inflation rate could increase ten-fold More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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Newsbusters: Media ‘reluctant’ to call collapsing Venezuela ‘socialist’

Media watchdog Newsbusters took aim at the press over their avoidance of the “S-word”: socialism. “As Venezuela plunges deeper into humanitarian crisis, the broadcast and cable networks barely More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Socialist policies playing out: A great commentary on the demise of Venezuela

While I have talked and written about the tragedy that full-blown socialism has brought to Venezuela, mostly focusing on the return of infectious diseases and the health consequences, both on this website and on More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Trump crushes Venezuela’s ‘faithfully implemented’ socialism, Nicolas Maduro calls him ‘the new Hitler’

President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore “democracy and political freedoms” in Venezuela, singling out the South American country as a vivid example of the failures of socialism More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Accelerating Descent to Socialist Misery

Nations usually don’t suffer overnight economic collapse. Indeed, Adam Smith was right about the ability of a country to survive and withstand lots of bad public policy. But at some point, as a nation gravitates More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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Protests in Venezuela continue as students pack the streets, inflation tops 56%

The failures of socialism and a brutal dictator are again on display in Venezuela as student protesters pack the streets, violence surges under clouds of tear gas and inflation reportedly tops 56%. Image/CIA Opposition More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: July 6, 2013 – Guests Dr Vincent Racaneillo on coronavirus, Mike Smith from MediaMikes.com

JULY 6 GUESTS Vincent Racaniello Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University to discuss Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Dr. Racaniello’s Virology Blog – More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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Bolivia and Nicaragua join Venezuela in offering asylum for Edward Snowden

Just a few days ago, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, appeared to really be struggling to find a country to take him in after numerous asylum requests were denied. Edward Snowden doesn’t have a clue, Rep. More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offers asylum to Edward Snowden

Just days after defending NSA whistleblower to Russian media, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor, according to a Reuters report. Edward More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Sean Penn, Oliver Stone and Michael Moore mourn the loss of Hugo Chavez, their ‘friend’ and ‘hero’

Sean Penn and Oliver Stone, two vocal supporters of controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, released statements following Chavez’s death on Tuesday at the age of 58. Hugo Chavez in 2005 photo Marcello More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez dies from cancer at age 58

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela for the last 14 years, died Tuesday following his treatment for cancer. His death was announced by the country’s vice president Nicolas Maduro, ending the dictator’s More...


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