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Venezuela quickly becoming Russia's newest satellite state

"It is Russia's actions which threaten the international order on which we all depend." British Prime Minister Theresa May's tough message to Vladimir Putin this week focused on what you'd expect: Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, its instigation of the fighting in Eastern Ukraine and its weapo

THE HILL - 2017-11-20 18:00:06

Hedge Fund Bags Fast Profit From Venezuela Debt Crisis

A New York hedge fund has turned a quick $60 million profit by correctly guessing cash-strapped Venezuela would continue to pay its debts longer than many other investors imagined. Emerging market debt specialist Greylock Capital, which runs $1.1 billion, spied an opportunity in August when investor

WALL STREET JOURNAL - 2017-11-20 20:46:47

In Madrid, Caracas mayor vows to fight Venezuela regime

Madrid (AFP) - The mayor of Caracas, a staunch opponent of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro who fled to Spain over the weekend, vowed Monday to battle against the president's regime, warning him to "get ready". Antonio Ledezma, 62, arrived in Madrid on Saturday after escaping house arrest and fl

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 17:23:40

Venezuela: Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma Escapes House Arrest

The rightful mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma escaped from house arrest in Venezuela on Friday, the country's latest politician to flee the country amid rising levels of political persecution. Antonio Ledezma, who was placed under house arrest in 2015 for allegedly supporting a coup against the gove

BREITBART - 2017-11-20 00:27:02

Dely Valdes: We need to enjoy this

Panama will be making their FIFA World Cup debut at Russia 2018Julio Cesar Dely Valdes was coach when side just missed out on Brazil 2014"There's a lot to do but right now we need to enjoy this," he said When the final whistle sounded at the end of Panama's 2-1 defeat of Costa Rica at the Estadio R

FIFA.COM - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Russia is meddling in Latin America, too

Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, and thus the Venezuelan state, is in default. Normally default triggers a crisis for the defaulting government that must undergo major reform and for its creditors who must rearrange payments of their debts. But Venezuela's default represents a major crisis for L

THE HILL - 2017-11-20 15:20:06

Bid for Power in Bolivia Is Just Another Reach for Autocracy

BUENOS AIRES - President Evo Morales of Bolivia seems obsessed with staying in power. In 2016, he called a referendum on a constitutional amendment that would have eased term limits in the country's Constitution and allowed him to run for a fourth time. After 51 percent of the voters rejected the am

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 14:08:17

RPT-As many Venezuela bondholders stampede, some joust for advantage

(Repeats with no changes) By Dion Rabouin, Maiya Keidan and Corina Pons NEW YORK/LONDON/CARACAS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Venezuela's efforts to restructure its debt may have triggered an initial stampede for the exits, but some investment funds are maintaining their portfolios or even beefing them up,

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-20 12:00:00

As Venezuela pumps below OPEC target, oil rivals begin filling gap

HOUSTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - As Venezuela's dilapidated energy sector struggles to pump enough crude oil to meet the country's OPEC output target, rival producers have started to plug the gap, according to OPEC and industry sources and U.S. government data. FILE PHOTO: A boat is seen close to oil inst

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 17:18:49

Argentina: Missing navy sub tried contacting bases

BUENOS AIRES - The crew of a missing Argentine military submarine tried contacting naval bases seven times, Argentina's Defense Ministry said. The calls were made on Saturday to different bases between 10:52 a.m. and 3:42 p.m. and ranged from four to 36 seconds long, the ministry said in a statement

FOX5SANDIEGO.COM - 2017-11-19 06:29:38

The US has a lot riding on the Honduras election

Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Alliance of opposition political parties, delivers a speech during a march against the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 7, 2017.Jorge Cabrera/Reuters Honduras has a presidential election this

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortionSAN SALVADOR : El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a top U.

THEHANSINDIA.COM - 2017-11-19 01:31:00

Expert: Venezuela Aiding 'Clandestine Jihadist Network' Tied to Hezbollah

WASHINGTON, DC - Socialist Venezuela is quietly fueling the proliferation of an expanding "clandestine jihadist network," consisting of tens of thousands of Hezbollah affiliated Syrians, Lebanese, and Iraqis, allowing them to establish a stronghold in the South American region from where they can po

BREITBART - 2017-11-19 19:12:19

Venezuela is losing its last glacier

Venezuela's last glacier is about to disappear, making it the first country in modern history to lose all of its glaciers. Humboldt Glacier, 14 December 2011. Image via Wikimedia Commons. This article is republished with permission from GlacierHub. This post was written by Amanda Evengaard. Venezuel

EARTH & SKY - 2017-11-19 11:12:14

In Chile, Former President Favored in Sunday Vote

Voters in Venezuela are going to the polls Sunday to select a president. Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera is favored to win, but is not expected to gain the 50 percent of the ballots, needed to avoid a December runoff. Pinera, who is 67, ran a campaign proposing to cut taxes on businesses to

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-11-19 08:45:27

VENEZUELA: Government And Opposition Schedule Meeting For December

(RTTNews) - The Venezuelan government and opposition representatives scheduled a meeting for the first days of December to discuss the end of the economic blockade and respect for political rights in the country, said the head of the national government delegation for political dialogue, Jorge Rodrg

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-19 15:29:09

Correa says Ecuador leader must explain Manafort meeting

Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa called on his successor Lenin Moreno to explain to his country why he met with the indicted former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year. "If they keep it secret it's because they are hiding something," Correa said in an intervi

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-11-19 15:09:00

Border Patrol arrest two men believed to be associated with the Mara Salvatrucha Gang

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - The Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrested two undocumented immigrants who were believed to be associated with the Mara Salvatrucha Gang. According to Border Patrol, on November 14th agents in Hebbronville encountered a group of 16 illegal immigrants in a ranch near Hebbronville


Families grieve for 2 young men apparently murdered by MS-13 gang

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Javier Castillo, 16, of Central Islip, from St. John of God Roman Catholic Church in Cental Islip, on Nov. 9, 2017. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz Kerin Pineda and Javier Castillo were just children when they left their home years ago, running from MS-13 and the g


MS-13 crackdown nets more than 200 arrests across the country

Newsday NEW YORK - Thirty-eight Long Island residents were among more than 200 MS-13 members arrested on a variety of charges and immigration violations across the country in the latest crackdown on the street gang, federal officials said Thursday. Of the 214 MS-13 members arrested nationally, the

POLICE ONE.COM - 2017-11-18 19:56:30