‘The people’ turn on Venezuela’s president, chase him through the streets

‘The people’ turn on Venezuela’s president, chase him through the streets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 Fed up with what socialism has wrought in their country, angry Venezuelans on Sept. 3 chased President Nicolas Maduro through the streets during what was supposed to be a routine political event. Maduro had traveled to Margarita Island off Venezuela’s northern coast to inaugurate a number of new public […]

‘Bring down Maduro’: Masses of protesters flood Caracas streets

‘Bring down Maduro’: Masses of protesters flood Caracas streets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2016 Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Caracas on Sept. 1 to demand the end of socialist rule in Venezuela. Chanting “this government will fall,” the protesters aligned with the opposition Democratic Unity coalition called for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro amid a deep economic […]

Iran’s Zarif holds oil talks In Venezuela

Iran’s Zarif holds oil talks In Venezuela

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro focused on stabilizing world oil prices and strengthening OPEC. “We continue to build common ground and a new consensus on stabilizing oil markets, strengthening industries, strengthening OPEC,” Maduro said on state television […]

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in Havana his visit would open a new chapter in the Islamic Republic’s relations with Communist-ruled Cuba. “We will start a new chapter in the bilateral relations with Cuba on the basis of a big (business) delegation accompanying […]

Socialist hell: 120,000 desperate Venezuelans cross into Colombia for food, medicine

Socialist hell: 120,000 desperate Venezuelans cross into Colombia for food, medicine

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 Some 120,000 desperate Venezuelans poured into Colombia over the weekend to buy food and medicine that are in short supply in socialist Venezeula. Under the 21st century socialist, or “chavismo”, movement started by Hugo Chavez and continued by his hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro, 70 percent of Venezuelans live in […]

Socialist nightmare: On brink of collapse, Venezuela sells off gold reserves

Socialist nightmare: On brink of collapse, Venezuela sells off gold reserves

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2016 “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher As Venezuela sinks further into the economic abyss, the South American country has begun selling off its remaining gold reserves. The country’s gold reserves have dropped almost a third over the past […]

Oil prices over $50 a barrel for first time in 2016

Oil prices over $50 a barrel for first time in 2016

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2016 Ongoing unrest in Nigeria and Libya and the economic meltdown in Venezuela have knocked enough oil out of the market to enable crude to top $50 per barrel for the first time in 2016. Wildfires in Canada’s oil sands also contributed to the nearly 4 million barrels per day […]

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle East, and Africa to a lesser extent, have expanded leading to a culture of conflict […]

Pyongyang nights: A modest proposal for Edward Snowden

Pyongyang nights: A modest proposal for Edward Snowden

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Edward Snowden seems to have considered just about every conceivable option for asylum. At least two countries, Venezuela and Nicaragua, whose leaders are deeply critical of U.S. foreign policy, are happy to accept him. He would no doubt be glad to live in either while disclosing still more […]

Deathwatch for dictator a timebomb in Venezuela

Deathwatch for dictator a timebomb in Venezuela

Special to WorldTribune.com Global Information System CARACAS — Venezuela’s ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (United Socialist Party: PSUV) has, since mid-December 2012, been working on devising a plan to initiate President-elect Hugo Chávez Frias’ new term in office without the president necessarily being physically able to govern. By the beginning of January 2013, there […]