‘Citizen control’: Venezuela’s rulers get by with a little tech help from China

‘Citizen control’: Venezuela’s rulers get by with a little tech help from China

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2018 Venezuela has unveiled a new smart-card ID to track its citizens. The card is manufactured by Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. The ID card, known as the “carnet de la patria,” or “fatherland card,” transmits data about citizens to government computer servers, Reuters reported on Nov. 18. The report, […]

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders After eight years of the Obama Administration’s whining, false modesty and general incompetence, President Donald K. Trump has backed into the U.S.’ logical if not inevitable role as world leader. [Aspirations for United Nations assumption of that responsibility are at best disappointing.] It is ironic, to say the […]

UN: Venezuela’s migrant exodus up to 3 million

UN: Venezuela’s migrant exodus up to 3 million

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2018 The number of residents who have fled the economic and humanitarian nightmare in socialist Venezuela has topped 3 million, the United Nations said on Nov. 8. The exodus amounts to around one in 12 of the nation’s population. William Spindler of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appealed […]

Socialist torture: Released Venezuelan political prisoner describes what he witnessed

Socialist torture: Released Venezuelan political prisoner describes what he witnessed

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2018 A student leader who was imprisoned for peaceful resistance to the socialist regime in Venezuela said he was brutally tortured and even witnessed other prisoners being crucified. Lorent Saleh said he spent four years in prison without being convicted of a crime or having ever stood before a judge. […]

Barack Obama, Honduras and the ‘October surprise’ caravan

Barack Obama, Honduras and the ‘October surprise’ caravan

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 The caravan of Hondurans marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border only weeks before the crucial Nov. 6 midterm elections recalls a significant geopolitical event involving Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and a like-minded strongman in Honduras that was widely overlooked by the U.S. media. The caravan is possible payback for the 2009 […]

‘Man-made crisis’: Venezuelan hell destabilizes region

‘Man-made crisis’: Venezuelan hell destabilizes region

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It didn’t have to be this way. An oil rich, economically prosperous middle class country, once a stable Latin American democracy, is disintegrating into a socialist dystopia plagued by hunger, corruption, hyper-inflation and churning political unrest. While petroleum remains Venezuela’s major export, now tragically it’s […]

Think tank makes case for arming Venezuelans to recover lost sovereignty

Think tank makes case for arming Venezuelans to recover lost sovereignty

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2018 The United States should help Venezuelans take their country back by providing “arms, equipment, training, intelligence, and logistical support to worthy Venezuelans to organize their own insurgent force,” the Center for Security Policy said. Citing the success of the Reagan administration’s Contras program in Nicaragua, the think tank proposed […]

Venezuela’s neighbors convene summit, Brazil deploys army to border

Venezuela’s neighbors convene summit, Brazil deploys army to border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2018 Brazil’s president on Aug. 28 signed a decree to deploy the nation’s armed forces to its border with Venezeula. President Michel Temer ordered the troops to the border state of Roraima, where thousands of Venezuelans have been pouring into Brazil to escape the economic collapse in socialist Venezuela. Temer […]

Neighboring nations shore up their borders as Venezuelans flee socialist nightmare

Neighboring nations shore up their borders as Venezuelans flee socialist nightmare

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2018 Brazil, Peru and Ecuador are taking new measures to curtail the flow of migrants fleeing to their borders from socialist Venezuela. The situation at Brazil’s border has become so chaotic that the Brazilian state of Roraima has asked the government to halt Venezuelan immigration completely, Reuters reported on Aug. 20. […]

Brazil closes border against massive influx of Venezuelan immigrants

Brazil closes border against massive influx of Venezuelan immigrants

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2018 The border crossing from Venezuela to Brazil has been ordered closed by a Brazilian judge. Federal judge Helder Barreto on Aug. 5 ordered the border closed until the frontier state of Roraima can create “humanitarian” conditions to receive the massive influx of those fleeing Venezuela, Reuters reported. The border […]

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