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Did You Know That Venezuela Banned Guns for Private Citizens Only 4 Years Ago?

The cautionary tale that is the rather spectacular collapse of Venezuela continues. Were you aware that Venezuela banned guns for private citizens a mere four years ago, in 2012? Although the country was already in trouble, it seems like that was the beginning of the end. Under the reign of Hugo Chavez, the government introduced a law that banned personal purchases of firearms and ammunition in an attempt to ...Read full article...

Dilma Rousseff in her own Words

In addition to interviewing former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, about the Mensalão, Operation Lava-Jato and the impeachment of his protegé, The Intercept’s journalist, Glenn Greenwald, also sat down with the last elected Brazilian President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, days after being suspended by the House and the Senate. As it happened with Lula, Greenwald and Dilma spoke at great length about the reasons for her impeachment and how she intends ...Read full article...

Lula in his own Words

Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks to Intercept journalist, Glenn Greenwald, about his views on the Mensalão, Operation Lava-Jato, the impeachment of her protegé, Dilma Rousseff and the reasons of the ongoing economic and political crises in Brazil. Lula says that the political crisis is all about framing him and Rousseff in what he calls a coup that seeks to endanger the democratic state of Brazil. ...Read full article...

Venezuela’s Fall into the Abyss

Venezuela is rapidly collapsing and although Washington has a lot to do with such collapse, it would be a big mistake to blame the country’s fall only on foreign intervention. The opposition majority in the Venezuela Parliament rejected the state of emergency declared by the president, which could raise tension at a time when the shortage of basic food and services becomes even more difficult. Venezuelan opposition alliance Democratic ...Read full article...

Maduro to unleash full Police State in Venezuela

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced its decision to begin military exercises to prepare for “any scenario”, after reporting about alleged plans for a planned intervention from abroad. “On Saturday I called for national military exercises of the armed forces, the people, and the militias, to prepare against any scenario, because this land is sacred and we must defend it,” said the head of state at a meeting ...Read full article...

Brazil is not a Democracy. It’s a soft Tyranny

PORTO ALEGRE – Columnists and journalists who live outside Brazil and talk about the country as if they lived here have no idea about what this place is like. Here, the Attorney General, Eduardo Cardozo, justifies Dilma Rousseff’s illegal actions, for which she is being prosecuted, with the excuse that other governments have done the same. He implies that her behaviour is tolerable because other politicians did the same ...Read full article...

Dilma Rousseff removed from Presidency

Dilma Rousseff was impeached in the early hours of Thursday May 12. The voting in favor of removing Rousseff was carried out at the end of a historic session in which a large majority of the Senate voted to initiate her impeachment. Rousseff’s exit from the presidency marks the end of over 13 years of the leftist Workers Party (PT) in power in the South American giant. At the ...Read full article...

Brazil’s Lower House Speaker Backtracks on Annulling Impeachment Vote

A same day article explained US-manipulated dark forces wanting President Dilma Rousseff impeached without just cause hit a speed bump on Monday when lower house interim speaker Waldir Maranhao annulled the vote against her because of procedural irregularities. Something is rotten in Brasilia. Overnight Monday, he about-faced, saying “I revoke my decision issued May 9, 2016, in which the lower house sessions were annulled.” Was he pressured, bribed or ...Read full article...

New York Times Endorses US-Sponsored Coup Attempt in Venezuela

The Times is a longstanding mouthpiece for wealth, power and privilege. Its record is deplorable – pro-business, anti-populist, endorsing all US wars of aggression, color revolutions and coups by other means against sovereign independent states. It denigrated Hugo Chavez throughout his tenure, calling him “a would-be dictator…a populist demagogue…an authoritarian caudillo (strongman),” among other pejoratives. It bashes President Nicolas Maduro the same way. Its history shows a consistent record ...Read full article...

Washington Brings Regime Change To Venezuela

According to President Obama, the world’s only superpower, the unipower, the exceptional country is threatened by small Venezuela in South America! In an executive order last year, renewed this year, President Obama declared Venezuela to be an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” and declared a “national emergency” to counter the “Venezuelan threat”. This manufactured “extraordinary threat” serves as the ...Read full article...

The Olympics of Misery

RIO DE JANEIRO – When Rio de Janeiro was chosen as an Olympic city in 2009, nobody foresaw a Brazil in such a decaying state as it is today. The then President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who celebrated victory effusively, never imagined that the country’s economy could make a turn for the worse. Back then, and despite the global economic crisis, Brazil saw a GDP growth of over ...Read full article...

Venezuela’s Slow, Painful Death

Venezuela is a rare case of a nation condemned to die a slow painful death by self-destruction and foreign intervention at the same time. The last shoe to drop for the Bolivarian nation is the sharp decline in oil prices, which was the only lifeline for a country that, despite its natural riches, is still 100% dependent on crude oil sales to finance its gargantuan government-run bureaucracy. Venezuela’s economic ...Read full article...

Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS

Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff. Washington used a federal judge to order Argentina to sacrifice its debt restructuring program in order to pay US vulture funds the full value of defaulted Argentine bonds that the vulture funds had bought for a few pennies on the dollar.  These vultures were called “creditors” ...Read full article...

In Colombia your Organs belong to the State

Colombia’s Congress approved an initiative that makes it mandatory to donate your organs, except for those who otherwise manifest in life, their opposition, officials said. The project, which was presented by the parliamentary Rodrigo Lara will become law as soon as it is signed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Along with DNA, body organs are some of the most profitable businesses worldwide mainly because there is virtually no legislation ...Read full article...

Rousseff defiant: “It’s not the end, but the start of the fight”

After suffering a monumental defeat in Congress, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, appeared in Brasilia to answer questions from reporters and to give her opinion on the process of impeachment she now faces. She began by referring to the vote taken by the House of Deputies on Sunday night in Brasilia: “I didn’t see the discussion or action related to  any crime that I might have committed”. The Constitution protects ...Read full article...
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