The Islamic-Communist axis: Venezuela stays alive thanks to a lifeline from Teheran

The Islamic-Communist axis:  Venezuela stays alive thanks to a lifeline from Teheran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Iranian cargo ship carrying food has docked in Venezuela’s capital, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on June 22, amid a scarcity of basic goods in the South American country. The goods are to stock the first Iranian supermarket in Venezuela, Iran’s Embassy in Caracas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Report: Socialist Maduro selling off Venezuelan gold reserves in Africa

Report: Socialist Maduro selling off Venezuelan gold reserves in Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2019 Socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro has reportedly been able to retain power amid Venezuela’s economic and humanitarian disaster and popular opposition in part by selling off the nation’s gold reserves via a secretive operation in Uganda. In March, at least 7.4 tons of gold with a market value over $300 […]

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 […]

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