Showdown in socialist Venezuela: U.S. presses world leaders to take sides; ‘No more games’

Showdown in socialist Venezuela: U.S. presses world leaders to take sides; ‘No more games’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 27, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at UN challenged all nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela or admit they support tyranny. “Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. No more delays, no more games. Either you stand with […]

Brazil, Argentina and U.S. put the heat on Venezuela’s ‘dictator’

Brazil, Argentina and U.S. put the heat on Venezuela’s ‘dictator’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler BUENOS AIRES — Two of Latin America’s political heavyweights have put the squeeze on Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian regime. In a meeting between Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsanaro, the leaders of the region’s two largest economies have stepped up pressures on Venezuela for […]

Venuezuela’s socialist nightmare could be ending; Military no longer ‘faithful’

Venuezuela’s socialist nightmare could be ending; Military no longer ‘faithful’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 With support from the U.S., opposition leaders in Venezuela have sparked what they hope is the beginning of the end of the socialist regime of President Nicolas Maduro. Reports on the ground say smaller-scale demonstrations that began on Jan. 21 began to spread on Jan. 22 with protests erupting […]

Key Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to United States

Key Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to United States

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2019 A former Venezuelan Supreme Court justice, who had backed the country’s socialist government in every major legal dispute since President Nicolas Maduro assumed power, has fled to the United States. Former Supreme Court Justice Christian Zerpa told a Miami […]

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2018 In one of the largest Russian military deployments to the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Moscow has sent supersonic bombers to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea. Russian military Col. Eduard Rodyukov said the […]

U.S. takes aim at Venezuela’s gold stashed in Bank of England

U.S. takes aim at Venezuela’s gold stashed in Bank of England

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order sanctioning Venezuela’s gold exports and banning American citizens from dealing with anyone involved in “corrupt or deceptive” gold sales from the socialist South American nation. The move by Trump tightens sanctions that effectively seal almost 16 tons of Venezuelan […]

‘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. […]