Report: Boasts by Maduro’s nephews led to his indictment

Report: Boasts by Maduro’s nephews led to his indictment

by WorldTribune Staff, March 31, 2020 A pair of boastful “narconephews” may ultimately bring down a socialist dictator who seemed all but impervious to the powerful domestic and foreign forces lined up against him. Nicolas Maduro has managed to remain in power despite economic and humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela. The United States has imposed crippling […]

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Rosneft sells assets In Venezuela to Russian state company

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia’s largest oil producer, Rosneft, has announced that it is halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government. Rosneft said in a statement on March 28 that it “concluded an agreement with the company 100 percent […]

U.S. indicts Maduro regime on narco-terror charges

U.S. indicts Maduro regime on narco-terror charges

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2020 The U.S. Justice Department on March 26 announced that socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro and several other Venezuelan government officials have been indicted on drug-trafficking charges, including efforts to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States. The charges pertaining to Maduro’s conspiracy to commit narco-terrorism carry a minimum of […]

Trump lowers the boom on Russia over support to Venezuela

Trump lowers the boom on Russia over support to Venezuela

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Ostracized and considered illegitimate by the United States and most of Latin America and Europe,  Venezuela’s Maduro regime has had one constant supporter — Russia. This support has included everything from symbolic visits by Russian bombers to reported security assistance via Russian state-connected mercenaries from the Wagner […]

Coronavirus could devastate socialist Venezuela, which has no real healthcare system

Coronavirus could devastate socialist Venezuela, which has no real healthcare system

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2020 Because China is a major supporter of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, travel between the two countries is common and that has officials deeply concerned that the Wuhan coronavirus could make its way to Venezuela and devastate a country that has no real healthcare system. “70 percent of hospitals in […]

Energy independence gave president strong hand; Speech supported freedom agenda in hemisphere

Energy independence gave president strong hand; Speech supported freedom agenda in hemisphere

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — In a stunningly positive speech before Congress, President Donald Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address to a deeply divided nation.  While the president outlined a long upbeat list of economic achievements and trade deals, amounting to what was called a “Blue Collar […]

Upcoming election in tiny Dominica could impact China’s backing for Venezuela

Upcoming election in tiny Dominica could impact China’s backing for Venezuela

FPI / November 22, 2019 Excerpted from analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs in Roseau and Washington, D.C. , Geostrategy-Direct.com It was unsurprising that the Dec. 6, 2019, general election in the Caribbean state of Dominica appeared to have garnered little attention in a Washington, DC, obsessed with impeachment hearings designed to bring down a […]

‘Utterly appalling’: UN Human Rights Council selects Venezuela, Libya, Sudan, Mauritania

‘Utterly appalling’: UN Human Rights Council selects Venezuela, Libya, Sudan, Mauritania

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — You can’t make this up. Venezuela, a state marred by widespread human rights abuses, one whose government has created humanitarian violations and then callously blocked international humanitarian aid, has won a contested seat on the UN’s Human Rights Council in a three-way race for two […]

No joke: Venezuela wins spot on UN Human Rights Council

No joke: Venezuela wins spot on UN Human Rights Council

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2019 The United Nations has rewarded the repressive socialist regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro with a spot on the world body’s Human Rights Council. Venezuela and Brazil filled two Latin American vacancies on the council in an Oct. 16 vote. Costa Rica reportedly joined the race in a last-ditch […]

Meanwhile, North Korea and Venezuela sign military agreement

Meanwhile, North Korea and Venezuela sign military agreement

FPI / October 15, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com On Oct. 2 in Pyongyang, one day after North Korea’s latest missile test, Venezuela and North Korea “signed a series of agreements pledging military and technological cooperation,” according to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. Venezuela already imports most of its modern weaponry from […]

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