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 […]

Meanwhile in Venezuela, UN reports 4 million have fled the country

Meanwhile in Venezuela, UN reports 4 million have fled the country

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a stunningly stark report on the political and economic conditions in Venezuela, the UN’s Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet, outlined a troubling litany of continuing human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, and economic privations characterizing the besieged Latin American country. The groundbreaking report by the […]

Pence warns Venezuela’s Maduro harboring Iran-backed terrorists

Pence warns Venezuela’s Maduro harboring Iran-backed terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2019 “The Iranian regime has been working with Venezuela’s corrupt dictatorship to establish a safe haven for its terrorist proxies,” U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a May 7 address to the Council of the Americas. U.S. officials have long contended that Hizbullah, Iran’s terror proxy in Lebanon, has […]

For the record: Timeline of Venezuela’s descent from prosperity to socialist hell

For the record: Timeline of Venezuela’s descent from prosperity to socialist hell

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, May 6, 2019 Two decades after Hugo Chavez vowed to lift up the poor and promised a better future for all, Venezuela’s once prosperous economy is in shambles, citizens pick through garbage looking for scraps of food, vital medicines are in short supply and more than 3 million people have fled […]

CNN’s own columnist edits network on Venezuela as U.S. military prepares for Guaido takeover

CNN’s own columnist edits network on Venezuela as U.S. military prepares for Guaido takeover

by WorldTribune Staff, May 2, 2019 Amid the ongoing battle for control in Venezuela, the U.S. military said it is preparing for Interim President Juan Guaido to assume power while socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro, who says he remains in full control of the military, lashed out at what he called Guaido’s “coup d’etat”” Many U.S. […]

Many in Venezuela now regret ban on private citizen gun ownership

Many in Venezuela now regret ban on private citizen gun ownership

by WorldTribune Staff, May 1, 2019 In June 2012, the regime of socialist dictator Hugo Chavez banned private gun ownership in Venezuela. As the socialist nightmare worsened and descended into full blown chaos under Nicolas Maduro, many Venezuelans say they wished they had guns available to fight back. “Guns would have served as a vital […]

Venezuela’s Guaido to Maduro’s military: Put nation first

Venezuela’s Guaido to Maduro’s military: Put nation first

by WorldTribune Staff, April 30, 2019 Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido has called on the nation’s armed forces to join with civilians in a final push to topple socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro. Flanked by a few dozen national guardsmen and some armored crowd control vehicles in a three-minute video, Guaido called on the military to […]

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