Juan Guaidó, Venezuela AND Caricom

Several countries including the USA and and Canada have recently supported the claim of Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela. We already know who Russia backs, do we have another Syria in the making only this time within the Caribbean region?

Who Is Juan Guaidó? Venezuela’s Young Opposition Leader

 

Juan Guaidó speaking at a gathering this month in Caracas.CreditCreditCarlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

By Ana Vanessa Herrero and Nicholas Casey

 

CARACAS, Venezuela — A group of soldiers turned against the government and declared allegiance to the opposition. Foreign officials say the government could soon run out of money to meet bare-bones needs. And countries across the region have called the president an illegitimate dictator.

Conditions in Venezuela have deteriorated to a point where the opposition — gutted by the jailing and exiling of many of its leaders and discredited after several failed efforts to oust President Nicolás Maduro — is seeing an opportunity. Leading them is a virtually unheard-of 35-year-old, Juan Guaidó.

His debut as opposition leader and head of the National Assembly this month has captured the attention of those within the country and outside of it — mainly for his striking claim that Mr. Maduro is not a legitimate ruler and his willingness to take charge of a transitional government.

“The relationship between Venezuela and its state today is one of terror,” Mr. Guaidó said in an interview. “When this happens, the voices and hopes of the world, their messages, are the encouragement for the daily struggle to resist — to dream of democracy, and for a better country.”

 

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  • CARICOM stands in the corner with its dunce’s cap on.

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  • This problem is too big for a lack lustre dysfunctional Caricom.
    On this is there will be no unified consensus coming from the Caricom Community
    Ralph Gonsalves and Commisiong in agreement that America should not be involved
    However how is it that neither one of the two denounces China and Russia involvement

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    @ Pachamama, Well Well, Hal Austin and co,

    Propaganda is all around us. You would be very surprise who are the gate keepers of the “media” The story below should act as a chilling warning to us all especially those of black origin.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/26/west-indians-flamingo-magazine-m6-anti-communist-mission

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  • @ Talking |Lou,

    Nothing new or surprising there. Journalism has always been the Brits profession of choice. We used to sit in the newsroom and speculate on who was working for which intelligence agency: who was working for MI5, MI6, Naval Intelligence, etc. It is the reason why I always warn about our senior defence and police officers attending parties at foreign embassies and high commissions. That would not stop t, but t would put the brakes on.
    You may remember the Leveson Inquiry during which it was disclosed that some well known journalists were officially police informers(ie swapping information). Black students leaving some of our universities are also regularly approached BY THEIR PROFESSORS.

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  • @Hal
    Not only approached by professors, but circulars /posters are placed in mailboxes, and professional opportunities that never crossed their minds are presented.

    There are aspects to life in the real world that the average man living in the Caribbean never encounters,

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    “@Forty-Five….the WH stripper just took a trip to Florida at taxpayer’s expense that cost much more than that…lol

    Am talking about Pelosi having the balls to stand up to the thieves, lowlifes and criminals in her midst infesting the WH……when ya compromised and are equally corrupt…YA CAN’T DO THAT..”

    yep..Hornsby used his magazine to miseducate Caribbean and African people…re the communism boogyman that they all love to pull..while sleeping with Communists….we done know they cannot be trusted, not one of them, ah think some of us are intelligent enough and literate enough to see through all their scams, games, attempts at more miseducation, misdirection, outright lies and usual fraud designed for this era.

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  • Currently, US foreign policy is in shambles.
    Yet the urge to keep the Caribbean and Latin America under US influence remains strong.

    One person has pointed out the reluctance of the US to help black South Africans during their struggles.
    Libya is a mess.
    Iraq is a mess.
    Syria is a mess

    We see the US positioning itself to invade Venezuela. In the same way the safety of US students provided an excuse for entering Grenada, the US embassy in Venezuela will be the tripwire that allow the US to end up in Venezuela.

    I feel sympathy for the suffering of the Venezuelans, but they should remain aware that the US is unable to fix most of what it broke. Please remember the quote “We came, we saw, he died” and think of Libya as it is currently.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Things are really heating up….all the lowlifes are lining up, hope they all choke on oil when they rid the people of Maduro..

    “NEWS/NICOLAS MADURO
    EU nations give Venezuela’s Maduro eight-day ultimatum
    Spain, France, Germany and the UK to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s president unless Maduro calls elections.

    an hour ago
    Spain’s PM Pedro Sanchez called for fair, free and transparent elections in Venezuela [Andrea Comas/AP]

    Spain, France, Germany and Britain have given embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum, saying the nations would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days.

    “If within eight days there are no fair, free and transparent elections called in Venezuela, Spain will recognise Juan Guaido as Venezuelan president,” Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a televised announcement on Saturday.”

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  • Where is Caricom? Where is Commissiong? Where is the Barrow collective CARICOM foreign policy?

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Whatever happened to the Mia medical marijuana framework…Israel..is on the move

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2018/12/27/israeli-parliament-passes-bill-allowing-export-of-medical-marijuana/?fbclid=IwAR17IplanoiZC6LPFmIJG3-SfcWFBhQvSdV5ugWm3Aoy3tnNrb34pdspc7I

    “Israeli Parliament Passes Bill Allowing Export Of Medical Marijuana
    Sara Brittany Somerset

    I cover marijuana, global affairs and the intersection of the two.
    TWEET THIS
    Israel is poised to be a top-earning, global hub in the marijuana market.

    Knesset amends the State of Israel’s Dangerous Drugs Ordinance to allow for export of cannabis. GETTY

    The Israeli Parliament (the “Knesset”), passed the 16th amendment to Dangerous Drugs Ordinance on December 25, that concerns the governance and regulatory aspects of exporting medical cannabis from Israel. Subsequently, Israel is poised to be a top-earning, global hub in the marijuana market.”

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  • theogazerts January 26, 2019 11:54 AM “Please remember the quote “We came, we saw, he died” and think of Libya as it is currently.”

    Quote by Democrat Hillery Clinton…Same Mentality as what they did to the Native Americans…Nothing has changed in their view…Plunder and Murder, all for Power & Gain!

    Don’t be fooled…

    While you are at it get your facts straight…in other words the Right from the Left!

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  • Freedom Crier a Democrat, FDR, actively prevented the US fro saving Jews from Hitler’s ovens, until it was brought home to him how it was playing politically.
    Democrats are scum.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Lawson…ya must be FREEZING..unless ya hightailed it to Barbados or some other sun kissed destination…hope ya stocked up on nuff, nuff vodka….lol

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    @Forty-Five…would you like to help trump serve some time…lol

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Shit just turned real. Defintely worth watching now.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-k-deny-maduro-apos-191145322.html

    Venezuela Wants $1.2 Billion in Gold Back From Bank of England
    (Bloomberg) — Nicolas Maduro’s embattled Venezuelan regime, desperate to hold onto the dwindling cash pile it has abroad, was stymied in its bid to pull $1.2 billion worth of gold out of the Bank of England, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The Bank of England’s decision to deny Maduro officials’ withdrawal request comes after top U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton, lobbied their U.K. counterparts to help cut off the regime from its overseas assets, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified.

    The U.K. followed the U.S. and other countries on Wednesday in recognizing Juan Guaido, the National Assembly leader, as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Maduro, an authoritarian ruler who’s overseen the country’s collapse into economic chaos, refuses to give up power, though, and has the backing of the military. The European Union threatened to recognize Guaido unless a “credible” presidential election is called with eight days, according to a draft statement seen by Bloomberg.”

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  • Where is Caricom when you need them most?

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  • 45gov

    The same FDR who refused to invite Jesse Owens to the White House after his performance in Munich? The point being: what does one political persuasion have to do with one racial preference?

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  • 45gov

    The same FDR who signed the Executive Order during World War II to put Japanese Americans in internment camps …

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  • Poor Republican lackeys, its 2019 and all they can point to as a Republican statesman is a man who has been dead over 150 years. Maybe someone should ask them about the current Republican occupant of the WH views on race or better yet ask them why all these Republican politicians are so busy defending the statues of Confederate “heroes” or why the man who was just appointed Florida’s Sec. of State resigned after two weeks? (Needless to say he was a Republican) or why they took so long to censure Steve King when his views on race were no secret?

    Oh yes about the current occupant, in time he will be known as the pee stained guest of the Ritz Carlton in Moscow.

    MUELLER IS COMING

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  • 45gov

    _Lincoln was no different than most of the White males North and South at the time… He was a white supremacists”

    During a famous debate with Sen Stephen Douglas Lincoln explained, ” I am not nor ever have been in favor of bringing about social and political equality of the White and black race. I am not nor never have I been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people.

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  • The Future According to the Democrats…

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Where is Comissiong?

    we will see who is what now.

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  • There will Always be Struggles Abraham Lincoln Freed the Slaves, Like it or Lump it….The Republican Party was born because of it! The Democrats opposed him….The Left are famous for changing and rewriting History!

    Those with Commonsense…

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  • Freedom Crier

    The African gentleman on the vedio said a whole lot of nothing …

    When Robert Mugabe tried to solve the problem himself by kicking the white folks out of Zimbabwe …he received criticism from the White community …

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  • Lexicons January 26, 2019 7:29 PM…”Freedom Crier The African gentleman on the vedio said a whole lot of nothing” …

    According to Who, You?

    Yoweri Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled notorious Ugandan leaders Idi Amin (1971–79)

    As president, Museveni helped revitalize the country, providing political stability, a growing economy, and an improved infrastructure. He instituted a number of capitalist reforms and supported a free press. Although Museveni initially rejected multiparty democracy, arguing that it would degenerate into tribal politics in a poor African country, he accepted the results of a 2005 referendum that overwhelmingly supported a return to multiparty politics; the next year the country held its first multiparty elections since 1980. Museveni also implemented measures to combat AIDS. Uganda, in fact, was one of the first African countries to have success battling the illness.

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  • Silly Billy 45,

    In your haste to call me stupid YOU HAVE TOTALLY MISSED MY POINT. smh.

    I am saying that PROFILING IS STUPID!

    Therefore …..

    We should not ban all young white American men.

    We should not ban all young black American men.

    We should not ban all Nigerians.

    We should not ban all Pakistanis.

    We should not ban all Bangladeshis.

    We should not ban all Saudi Arabians.

    There are nearly two billion Muslims in the world. Only a few thousand of them are extremist terrorists.

    So for the purpose of my argument it really does not matter that there are more blacks in jail in the USA than whites (although the racist system accounts for that). What matters is that the vast majority of people are no threat and should not be prejudged as such. We should vet everybody but not prejudge them.

    P.S. Here’s a little fun for you. Not totally related but……

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  • Venezuela oil is a-calling Trump of the “We should just take their [Iran’s] oil!” persuasion.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    That’s the real bottomline right there..the only way Venezuelans will get relief from their wannabe dictator and abuser however. it is a bargaining chip right now.

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  • LOL sarge whats that statue in the the round about that you all pilgrimage to,

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  • Waru always have lots of vodka, and yes I am going to the DR then golf in Arizona then down to the rock for a few weeks. But you are right the weather here at the moment is cold and snowy but our doors are open to visitors which we usually get over 600000 in the two weeks for winterlude . Lots of fun skating on canal and partying.

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  • Taking the oil away from demagogues like Maduro and the mad murdering Muslim nations is a FINE idea.

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  • Here we go again! Morning all…

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  • Here is a little History Lesson for you Donna and Ilk!

    “Democrat pundits pretend that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was the creation of the Kennedy or Johnson administrations, but in fact it was an extension of the Republican Party’s 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts,”

    “It passed by an overall vote of 73-27. In the House, 96 Democrats and 34 Republicans voted against the Civil Rights Act, passing with an overall 290-130 vote. While most Democrats in both chambers voted for it, the bulk of the opposition still was from Democrats.

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  • The 1957 Civil Rights Act established the civil rights division in the Justice Department and allowed federal prosecutors to obtain court injunctions against local governments that tried to interfere with the right to vote and established a federal Civil Rights Commission for two years. But the legislation, the first civil rights bill since Reconstruction, was considered watered down in order to overcome a Democratic filibuster.

    Eisenhower in his last year in office signed the 1960 Civil Right Act to strengthen enforcement of the 1957 law, extending the life of the Civil Rights Commission and produced penalties for anyone who obstructed voter registration. Like the previous bill, this legislation had also been watered down.

    The earliest bill to be called the Civil Rights Act came in 1866, guaranteeing all Americans equal protection under the law…

    When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law on July 2, 1964, he is said to have told an aide, “We (Democrats) have lost the South for a generation.”

    “These Negroes, they are getting pretty uppity these days and that’ a problem for us since they have got something now they never had before, the poliyical pull to pull to back yp their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference”.

    So what did LBJ do to resolve the Democrat Quandary?

    “I’ll have those ni$&#rs voting Democrat for the next 200 years” -LBJ, founder of the ‘Great Society’ welfare state and architect of the modern Dem plantations

    However there was a clause as the family would not receive welfare if there was a father in the home…hence the break down in the family with the women becoming the head of the household and many having children out of wedlock! S-so in the end, the Great Society is still responsible for weakening the black family, just not solely responsible!

    Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party.

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  • you have to admire how they have convinced people they are the party for the under privileged talking about selling coals to new castle .

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    @Forty-Five…of course y all will condone tiefing…if they move Maduro…it will not be him they tiefing the oil from but the people of Venezuela…ya head already turn ya heard some big tiefing is ahead…in the future…but ya may get more than ya bargain fo though…this is not 100 yeras ago..

    you too Lawson..lol

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Yall just hear the words…tiefing oil and ya READY to jump in using ya bullshit fraud POSTS and black people’s centuries of misery for ya own end……ya scum…

    …yes you Freedom Crier the fraud..

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  • We in the Caribbean have a saying “YOU GET A SIX FOR A NINE”, that means they have taken the SIX turned it UPSIDE-DOWN and BACKWARD and that is their DECEPTIVE NARRATIVE!!!

    When you make people Dependent that they look to you for bread to eat you are their Master and they are your Serfs and you must do their Bidding! By Splitting up the Black families that they are no fathers in the home plus the application of the Dole, have fostered a Dependency on Government to Ensure that Black people vote Democrat because they think they are getting something for free bringing about an Entitlement Dependent Mentality! All those who foster this type of Dependent Mentality are the ‘New Slave Masters’ such as Hollywood and the Giant Corporations, ALL being Leftist who believe in CONTROL.

    This Slavish Mentality is hard to break away from, it is a mix of some Physical Enslavement and Mental Enslavement and the Democrats are the Perpetrators! By using Taxpayers/Everyone’s money to create these Dependency’s have Ensured 80-90% Black Votes for the Democrat Party, not realizing that Black people are Voting-In their Enslavement, while Negating the Gains fought for in the Civil War. They are many Black people now who seem unaware that they are Voting for ECONOMIC SLAVERY!!

    WHO IS IT THAT IS TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE INDEPENDENT RATHER THAN DEPENDENT?
    WHO IS IT THAT IS CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITIES?
    WHO IS IT THAT IS SPURRING INNER CITY GROWTH & INVESTMENT?
    WHO HAS IN TWO YEARS THE LOWEST HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT EVER RECORDED?
    WHO HAS THE LOWEST BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT EVER RECORDED?

    DONALD J TRUMP THE MAN THEY ACCUSE OF RACISM!!!

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  • Freedom Crier

    Just when I was thinking BU had rid itself of you and this US democrat versus republican crap……you’re now back with the same shiite again?

    Do you live in the USA or Barbados?

    This is BARBADOS UNDERGROUND……..NOT the United States of America Underground.

    It’s time you give up this “loving Trump…..hating Obama” nonsense a rest.

    And stop trying to force your USA foolishness down our throats.

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  • Great post FC. It is called the client state, and is the modus operandi of every authoritarian regime in history. Keep the people poor and dependent, AND disarmed. The Democrat filth in the US and the likes of Corbyn, Maduro, Castro, and all the murderous socialists/communists in history.

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  • LOL! Artax, don’t burst any blood vessels! Engage the scroll button.

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  • Government 45 You Got It!… A Principle Learnt can be applied anywhere and You Got It 100%

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  • Jimmy Dore and guests remain unconvinced that the US has any responisibiliy to “liberate” Venezuela.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    One of Maduro’s military colonels or whatever just defected.

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    US special envoy for Venezuela has long, controversial history in Latin America
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/26/americas/elliott-abrams-venezuela-special-envoy-career/index.html
    “The Trump administration’s new special envoy on the Venezuelan political crisis is well known in Latin American circles — from his guilty plea for withholding information about the Iran-Contra affair to his attempt to discredit accounts of the massacre of nearly 1,000 people by a US-trained military battalion in El Salvador…Abrams’ controversial past in the region included his downplaying of human rights abuses by Central American governments close to the United States while serving at the State Department under President Ronald Reagan. One instance involved the largest mass killing in recent Latin American history: the December 1981 massacre of nearly 1,000 men, women and children in the Salvadoran village of El Mozote by US-trained and -equipped military units. A Human Rights Watch report on the massacre said that Abrams at Senate hearings “artfully distorted several issues in order to discredit the public accounts of the massacre,” insisted the numbers of reported victims were “implausible” and “lavished praise” on the military battalion behind the mass killings…In 1991, facing a multi-count felony indictment, Abrams agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts for withholding information to Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. He was sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service.”

    I am wondering if the U.S. couldn’t find a better envoy?

    Surely they can.

    Can’t they?

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    EL SALVADOR THE MASSACRE AT EL MOZOTE: THE NEED TO REMEMBER.
    Human Rights Watch, March 4, 1992, Volume number 4, issue number 2
    https://www.hrw.org/legacy/reports/pdfs/e/elsalvdr/elsalv923.pdf

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  • THE VIDEO PRESENTED BY GREEN MONKEY
    “FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE”

    Michael Prysner and Abby Martin hosted the series The Empire Files WITH THE FUNDING OF THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT. THEY WERE BOTH EMPLOYED BY THE MADURO.

    TWO PEAS IN A POD

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  • Wall Street Journal Exposes That The US Planned & Orchestrated The Current Venezuela Coup

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  • Prime Minister Mia Mottley will join two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) colleagues in New York on Monday for talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.

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  • If the US shale oil fracking boom/ponzi scheme goes bust in a couple of years and US oil production takes a final swan dive off the high board, guaranteed access on favourable terms to those large Venezuelan reserves of more conventional type oil sure would come in handy – nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

    The Shale Oil Boom is an Economic BUST

    The shale oil boom is based upon bad assumptions. It has been paid for by selling futures that don’t exist, and by tremendous amounts of debt.

    I analyze how this will affect those companies as well as the economy and where our lives are about to get more expensive. This will be a massive bust that will spiral the US into an economic recession.

    For those on limited budgets or are just barely making ends meet, this is a must see video. I break down some ways you can help protect yourself against the rising prices, but you do not have a lot of time to act.

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  • @Hants
    Yours @10.46pm

    We “punching”, is the OAS meeting the Sec. General? Where is Guyana? It has the most to be concerned about given the territorial claims that have been made by Venezuela.

    BTW Mia is getting into Freundel territory with all the frequent flyer miles, plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.

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  • Would Freudel have been invited to participate in such a meeting?

    What does it say?

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  • @David

    I don’t know or care whether the meeting is by invitation only or whether Freundel would have been invited, my question still, is the OAS involved? Since the OAS comprises the US, Mexico, Canada and most of the Latin American countries and they are likely to have greater say in any discussion.

    BTW Barbados is also a member of the OAS, it should make for an interesting dynamic if there are conflicting visions of proposed actions to resolve the situation

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  • Nice to see Barbados is punching above its weight again with the PM off to New York to discuss Venezuela. But what is the Caricom/Barbados’s position on Venezuela? Is the prime minister making it up as she goes along?

    The way, why do some people on BU get so angry and hostile when people hold views different to theirs?

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  • Donna

    No, I’m not going to burst a blood vessel……and I usually scroll pass….but…..

    It reminds me of one contributor asking if old aged pension is adequate and another responding by giving a historical review of mathematics.

    Totally irrelevant.

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  • @Sargeant

    We have already discussed that Caricom is conflicted regarding a one policy. OAS will not be able to do the job.

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  • Reporter in Venezuela says the US sponsored coup is not going as smoothly as planned. Problem is, as he sees it, while Maduro is distrusted/loathed by many, most from the high and wealthier middle classes society, the opposition politicians are equally distrusted/loathed by the same amount of people or more from the lower classes, i.e. those who benefited from the Chavez instituted reforms.

    “U.S. Plot In Venezuela FAILING” Says Caracas Reporter

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  • Green Monkey your Propaganda Videos are almost believable except for those who Question and do Research… From the first Video the information of those two Abigail Suzanne Martin and Michael Prysner are the Red Flag for the others…

    Trump was speaking of the cost of war and the stupidity of Hillary Clinton when they went into Libya because they were all Planning the Muslim Brotherhood Dependency… Thump is a Pragmatic man not an Ideologue!

    Imagine Abigail Suzanne Martin and Michael Prysner are criticizing the media that hate Trump so much and saying that they are lying when they themselves are even more Left than CNN!

    Abigail Suzanne Martin is an American citizen journalist and presenter, who most recently hosted the series The Empire Files WITH THE FUNDING OF THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT. She was formerly the host of Breaking the Set on the network RT America, (RUSSIAN OWNED NETWORK) working from the Washington, D.C. bureau. Before hosting her own show, she had worked for TWO YEARS as a correspondent for RT America.

    Michael Prysner is an American political activist. He is the co-founder of March Forward!, an organization of active-duty members of the US military and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who encourages current active-duty service personnel to Resist Deployment.

    Prysner is a US Army veteran who served in Iraq. His rank was corporal.
    He is a member of Party for Socialism and Liberation. He is also a member of A.N.S.W.E.R..

    WELL WELL LOOKIE LOOKIE…Prysner is also a producer and co-writer for the program The Empire Files, with Abby Martin. Michael Prysner and Abby Martin hosted the series The Empire Files WITH THE FUNDING OF THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT. THEY WERE BOTH EMPLOYED BY THE MADURO.

    The Other Video Follow the same talking points probably supplied by players Suzanne Martin and Michael Prysner

    Green Monkey better get down out of that tree …You, Abigail Suzanne Martin and Michael Prysner are Socialist/Communist to De Bone!!

    As for your Video on Shale Oil Boom is an Economic BUST the information comes from the New York Times the Leftist News Organization of LIES

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  • Oh Yes the last video comes from another Journalist who was on RT (Russian Television) reporting in Venezuela…Its not hard to know who is funding him!! You can’t make this up…Pure Communist Propaganda backing Maduro!
    Keep Rowling Green Monkey the more you’ll be exposed!!!

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  • The Video Presenter from … GreenMonkey January 27, 2019 7:22 PM & GreenMonkey January 28, 2019 7:30 AM

    James Patrick Anthony Dore is an American stand-up comedian and political commentator best known for hosting The Jimmy Dore Show and co-hosting The Aggressive Progressives on The Young Turks network (The Young Turks (TYT) is a progressive left-wing American news and commentary program on YouTube. “Young Turk”, meaning a “progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party” or a “young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations”) His political views can be described as progressive, populist, leftist, anti-establishment and anti-war. This Guy is the Left of the Left so he would say anything against America wither Republican or Democrat and he has… Dore has been an aggressive critic of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney and other mainstream Democrats and Republicans. He is Anti American Period!!

    Dore uses all the tactics of the average, run-of-the-mill conspiracy theorist, such as saying that you should not believe anyone from the government… Dore is Quite a fitting Candidate to Spout Communist Narratives!

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  • @Sargeant

    Should have included Mottley’s inclusion maybe a timing issue given her role as lead for CSME in the rotation.

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  • Just for the Maduro Supporters who say Venezuela is all Good….

    Anti-Government protest in Venezuela…

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  • And you Say the America is Meddling in Venezuela’s Democracy…

    THE MOSCOW TIMES

    “The Moscow Times is an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow, with a circulation of 55,000 copies. It is distributed free of charge at places frequented by English-speaking tourists and expatriates such as hotels, cafés, embassies, and airlines, and is also available by subscription”…. Wikipedia

    Russian Mercenaries Arrive in Venezuela to Shore Up Maduro’s Rule

    Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of U.S.-backed opposition protests, according to two people close to them.

    A third source close to the Russian contractors also told Reuters there was a contingent of them in Venezuela, but could not say when they arrived or what their role was.

    Russia, which has backed Maduro’s socialist government to the tune of billions of dollars, this week promised to stand by him after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president with Washington’s endorsement.

    It was the latest international crisis to split the global superpowers, with the United States and Europe backing Guaido, and Russia Maduro.

    Cuba connection?

    He said they set off in two chartered aircraft for Havana, Cuba, from where they transferred onto regular commercial flights to Venezuela. The Cuban government, a close ally of Venezuela’s ruling socialists for the last two decades, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The contractors’ task in Venezuela was to protect Maduro from any attempt by opposition sympathisers in his own security forces to detain him, Shabayev said.

    “Our people are there directly for his protection,” he said.

    Venezuelan authorities said they had put down an attempted revolt on Monday by rogue military officers about a kilometre from the presidential palace in Caracas…

    Publicly-available flight-tracking data has shown a number of Russian government aircraft landing in or near Venezuela over past weeks, though there was no evidence the flights were connected to military contractors.

    A Russian Ilyushin-96 flew into Havana late on Wednesday after starting its journey in Moscow and flying via Senegal and Paraguay, the data showed.

    The aircraft, a civilian jet, is owned by a division of the Russian presidential administration, according to a publicly-available procurement contract relating to the plane.

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  • ‘So you understand that Guaido did not proclaimed himself as President but it was a constitutional law.’

    What does today mean for Venezuela?

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  • @David

    Caricom? CSME? Both leads have to be there? Colour me naiive but these folks just taking advantage of another junket and where is the Caricom Ambassador? This matter is well above his pay grade anyway.

    As for Mia, land on the ground “solve” one problem, fly to NYC solve another which gets me thinking the DLP Gov’t was unable to obtain any resolution on the fishing dispute with T & T, given the new dispensation and negotiating skills that the PM is bringing to the table can we expect an agreement soon? After Venezuela Trinidad fishing agreement should be a cakewalk.

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  • @Hal Austin January 28, 2019 3:59 AM

    There you go again! Expecting miracles from the leaders of the Caricom countries, but silent as a church mouse on ineffectiveness of your prime minister on the Brexit.issue.

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  • Has CARICOM formed a collective view on Venezuela yet? What has been the outcome of the meeting with the UN secretary general?

    @ Bajan in New York,

    Is expecting a collective view from Caricom expecting a miracle?

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  • Caricom is not yet the complete lapdog of the USA than the UK/EU is, so don’t expect unified support for the USA’s position from Caricom.

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  • Bajan in New York,

    Do you understand basic English? I am not being rude, just want to help. Where have I suggested that Caricom should follow the US?

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    I am worried about what is happening in Venezuela. But I am not at sure if installing the opposition leader as President is the solution. Truthfully I don’t know what is the solution. Or the solutions. The U.S. is good at the military thingy. If I had a war to fight I would certainly “hire” the U.S. military. But over the last 50 years the U.S. has not been so good at turning “military victories” in good, democratic, peaceful, civilian governments.

    And “yes” I think that the U.S. knows these things, good militarily. Not so good civilly.

    So my questions to all would be.

    After the military victory then what?

    What would Venezuela look like in 5 years or 10, or 20, or 50?

    With its enormous oil and gas reserves would every Venezuelan be well fed, well housed, well educated, healthy?

    In recent years does the U.S. have the stomach, the patience required to wait long enough, and the willingness to spend the money necessary to ensure good, democratic, peaceful, civilian government.

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    It is easier to be a 5 star general, than it is to be an excellent leader of a democracy.

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    The U.S. of course has not long been a democracy. It cannot have been when segments of its population were long denied basic civil rights. So how can the U.S. export democracy, when it has so seldom practiced democracy at home?

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  • Sir Simple Simon, P.C.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/duke-university-professor-tells-students-not-to-speak-chinese

    In a “democracy” here is this gal suggesting that Chinese students not speak anything but English on the university campus.

    Some questions:

    Is the professor English unilingal or does she speak multiple languages?

    Has she ever traveled to a foreign non-English speaking country? If not why not?

    When she is in a non-English speaking country, does she speak the native language exclusively?

    Do Chinese academics in China, order American students to speak Chinese exclusively?

    And why did her colleagues need photographs of the Chinese students whose “sin” was that they spoke their mother tongue?

    And what exactly were the unintended consequences that the Chinese speaking students would suffer at the hands of American academics?

    If even the academy is infected with this nonsense do we see now why the U.S. is incapable of exporting democracy?

    No doubt some idiot would go to Venezuela and order the people there to speak English only or suffer the consequences.

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  • Former UN Expert: US Sanctions in Venezuela Largely Responsible for Crisis, Possible “Crime Against Humanity”

    “What’s at stake is the enormous, enormous natural resources of Venezuela. And I sense that if Venezuela had no natural resources no one would give a damn about Chavez or Maduro or anybody else there.” — Former UN official Alfred de Zayas
    by Whitney Webb

    De Zayas, who completed his term at the UN less than a year ago, has been critical of the U.S. sanctions regimen — which began in earnest in 2015 when former President Barack Obama declared Venezuela a “national security threat” without evidence. Since then, President Donald Trump has intensified sanctions and has also openly mulled a military intervention in the country, which has the world’s largest proven oil reserves.

    Notably, this is not the first time that de Zayas has spoken up about the dangerous consequences of U.S. sanctions. Last September, de Zayas presented an explosive report he had helped compile to the UN Human Rights Council, showing that “economic warfare,” and sanctions in particular, practiced by the U.S. and its allies have greatly exacerbated Venezuela’s economic crisis. The U.S. had withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council a few months prior to the release of de Zaya’s report, citing the body’s alleged bias against Israel.

    SNIP

    When I come and I say the emigration [of Venezuelans to other countries] is partly attributable to the economic war waged against Venezuela and is partly attributable to the sanctions, people don’t like to hear that. They just want the simple narrative that socialism failed and it failed the Venezuelan people.”

    Indeed, de Zaya’s past report and recent interview are at odds with the narratives commonly promoted by many media outlets and even some prominent NGOs, which lay the entirety of the blame for the country’s economic crisis on the Maduro-led government.
    De Zayas, who was also formerly the UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, added:

    When I came back [the UN and media were] not interested. Because I am not singing the song I’m supposed to sing so I don’t exist … And my report, as I said, was formally presented but there has been no debate on the report. It has been filed away.”

    He also recounted to The Independent that he had been given the “cold shoulder” by top UN officials, including then-UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, because they “are only interested in a rapporteur who is going to … do grandstanding, is going to condemn the government and ask for regime change. And I went there to listen. I went there to find out what’s actually going on.”

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/former-un-expert-us-sanctions-venezuela-largely-responsible-crisis-possible-crime-humanity/254334/

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  • “Prime Minister Mia Mottley will join two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) colleagues in New York on Monday for talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.”

    As the US with the war monger ramps us to invade Venezuela Keep the following in mind:
    1) The US consulate remains in Venezuela to provide a tripwire for the US invasion.

    2) One can expect to see (US) Caribbean lackeys withcap in hand heading toward the US. Do not be surprise if a few Caribbean countries are mentioned as supporting the unvasion….

    Would be funny if Trump announced “We have the support of the sh!thole countries ….

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  • As the US with the warmonger (John Bolton) ramps us to invade Venezuela Keep the following in mind:
    1) Staff of the US embassty remain in Venezuela to provide a tripwire for the US invasion. Do you remember how the safety of US students became the pretext for the US invasion of Grenada.

    2) One can expect to see (US) Caribbean lackeys with caps in hand heading toward the US. Do not be surprise if a few Caribbean countries are mentioned as supporting the invasion. It should come as no surprise if more time is spent wit US officials than with UN staff.

    Would be funny if Trump announced “We have the support of several sh!thole countries of the Caribbean”
    It is a state of mind..

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  • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/john-bolton-colombia-troops-venezuela-crisis-us-trump-maduro-sanctions-juan-guaido-a8751561.html

    5,000 troops to Colombia. You gotta like how they float the buildup of troops next to Venezuela…
    The invasion will be televised

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  • @GreenMonkey January 28, 2019 10:47 PM You keep Exposing those that have the same leanings as you do… Bottom Line Alfred Maurice de Zayas is a Communist!

    The Former UN official Alfred Maurice de Zayas (born May 31, 1947 in Havana, Cuba)…

    I should say Nuff Said but not so fast… What you call dangerous US Sanctions, the Reality is … In Venezuela, “men, women and children are starving, but their government continues to focus on consolidating power. I applaud the administration for today’s actions to deny Maduro additional financing to line the pockets of his enablers, and further shore up his dictatorship. We must continue to stand with the people of Venezuela –- and with our allies –- to restore democracy and basic human rights.”

    U.S. sanctions need not be permanent; they are intended to change behavior. The United States would consider lifting sanctions for persons sanctioned under E.O. 13692 that take concrete and meaningful actions to restore democratic order refuse to take part in human rights abuses and speak out against abuses committed by the government, and combat corruption in Venezuela.

    Today’s action shows that the United States will continue to take concrete and forceful action against those who are involved in the destruction of democracy in Venezuela as well as those who are enriching themselves at the expense of the Venezuelan people. The United States will continue to use the full weight of American economic and diplomatic power to help create the conditions for the restoration of democracy for the Venezuelan people.

    “The United States is holding accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline,” Mnuchin said. “PdVSA has long been a vehicle for embezzlement, for corruption for Venezuelan officials and businessmen. Today’s designation of PdVSA will help prevent further diversion of Venezuela’s assets by Maduro, and will preserve these assets for the people of Venezuela where they belong.”

    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., applauded Friday’s sanctions in a tweeted statement. He said, in part, “These carefully calibrated sanctions send a strong signal to the Maduro regime while still allowing for much needed humanitarian assistance”

    In the meantime the Russians are Suring up the Venezuelan Military against their own people, they are no longer in charge foreigners are … but they will not go to war with the US neither will China at this time!

    Meanwhile the Commies still at it on BU because ONE OF THEIR OWN IS GOING DOWN!! If you think Russia or China is going to war you lie or fooling yourself, so the Communist on BU are Mourning and are Lamenting.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Well..it looks like what Mia said at the meet in NYC yesterday…is the direct opposite of what her Caricom Ambassador Comissiong is saying and thinking, of course he now has to keep a very low profile and stop running off at the mouth…with the comrade rhetoric..

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/236710/caricom-holds-hope-peaceful-solution-venezuela

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  • @GreenMonkey January 28, 2019 10:47 PM You keep Exposing those that have the same leanings as you do… Bottom Line Alfred Maurice de Zayas is a Communist!

    The Former UN official Alfred Maurice de Zayas (born May 31, 1947 in Havana, Cuba)… I should say Nuff Said but not so fast… What you call dangerous US Sanctions the Reality is … In Venezuela, “men, women and children are starving, but their government continues to focus on consolidating power. I applaud the administration for today’s actions to deny Maduro additional financing to line the pockets of his enablers, and further shore up his dictatorship. We must continue to stand with the people of Venezuela –- and with our allies –- to restore democracy and basic human rights.”

    U.S. sanctions need not be permanent; they are intended to change behavior. The United States would consider lifting sanctions for persons sanctioned under E.O. 13692 that take concrete and meaningful actions to restore democratic order refuse to take part in human rights abuses and speak out against abuses committed by the government, and combat corruption in Venezuela.

    Today’s action shows that the United States will continue to take concrete and forceful action against those who are involved in the destruction of democracy in Venezuela as well as those who are enriching themselves at the expense of the Venezuelan people. The United States will continue to use the full weight of American economic and diplomatic power to help create the conditions for the restoration of democracy for the Venezuelan people.

    “The United States is holding accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline,” Mnuchin said. “PdVSA has long been a vehicle for embezzlement, for corruption for Venezuelan officials and businessmen. Today’s designation of PdVSA will help prevent further diversion of Venezuela’s assets by Maduro, and will preserve these assets for the people of Venezuela where they belong.”

    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., applauded Friday’s sanctions in a tweeted statement. He said, in part, “These carefully calibrated sanctions send a strong signal to the Maduro regime while still allowing for much needed humanitarian assistance”

    In the meantime the Russians are Suring up the Venezuelan Military against their own people, they are no longer in charge foreigners are … but they will not go to war with the US neither will China at this time!

    Meanwhile the Commies still at it on BU because ONE OF THEIR OWN GOING DOWN!! If you think Russia or China is going to war you lie or fooling yourself, so the Communist on BU are Mourning and are Lamenting.

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  • Still waiting to hear what is the Barbados and CARICOM positions on Venezuela.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    One day, when all people worship God in spirit and in truth, you will start to “see” the upheavals and the enforced wars that are being planned to prop up the turncoat president of these mighty United States of America

    I have “seen” the soldiers and the limited scope war to follow.

    But that is really not the real issue here.

    Suppose de ole man were to mention the use of Barbados by *** ?

    Ostensibly such is for the *** BUT UNFORTUNATELY MUGABE WILL USE IT FOR ***

    But wunna sheeple can sleep a little longer while the people among you keep quiet as you fall deeper into the hold of the despot Mugabe

    ALL HAIL MUGABE!!!

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  • Caricom members
    are very much divided on their individual positions on Venezuela. Most are fence sitting.

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  • Why would they not fence sit given what is at stake?

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  • F15 = February 15 2019

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  • Trump wants the wall.. Commander in Chief.
    Deep State wants oil…
    Tentacles embedded
    Options on the table
    F15 (deadline).. remember Syria
    Gaddafi gold back Dinar.. deleted..
    Maduro PETRO Cryptocurrency, ..pending,
    DS failure eminent.
    Brics Nations key.. protected
    Bitcoin restructuring Venezuela economy.
    Elections?

    Next, Argentina… futile.

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  • What is the Barbados/CARICOM position on the legitimacy of the Venezuelan president? Or are we waiting for the Barbados president to lead the peace-making delegation to Uruguay?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Maduro’s election may have been iffiy, like Trump’s was iffy. But the boy Guido’s selection is even more iffy.

    Even the media is confused. I have heard him called “self declared President” “President in waiting” “leader of the opposition” “Interim President” “interim leader” “legitimate leader”

    I’ve even heard Maduro’s government called “regime”

    When does a government become a regime?

    Is Trump’s government a “regime” too? since there is the “little” matter of Hillary getting 3 million more of the people’s votes that he did, in spite of the suspicion that some Russians may have been more than a little helpful.

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