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Over 200 VZ soldiers imprisoned for "rebellion" in past week

Borges: More than 200 Venezuelan soldiers were imprisoned for "rebellion"
The deputy assured that there is an uprising within the Armed Forces

By EFE
MAY 23, 2018 12:50 PM | UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 1:25 PM

The opposition deputy and former president of the Venezuelan Parliament Julio Borges said Wednesday that in the last week more than 200 officers of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) were arrested for "rebellion" and that the Cuban military "persecutes" and "tortures" disgruntled young military.

"In the last week there are more than 200 officers imprisoned and detained because they have simply rebelled, it is no longer a matter of dissatisfaction in the armed forces, it is that there are, openly voices, a rebellion, especially of young people against what is happening in the country, "Borges said in a telephone interview with private radio station Union Radio.



The deputy, who is currently in Washington, said that what is happening within the FANB "is a structural problem that does not stop with the stick, with repression."

"They are torturing young people, they are persecuting young military men and they are doing it in a shameful way," he said, adding that the process of exiting the power of newly re-elected President Nicolás Maduro "has already begun" and is "unstoppable."

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http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/politica/borges-mas-200-militares-venezolanos-fueron-apresados-por-rebelion_236706

You read that right. Cuban military. Chavez went hog-wild after 2003, when he sought Cuban help in clearing out any opposition from the ranks of the Venezuelan military. The ranks from lieutenant all the way to Generalissimo are awash with Cuban sycophants, and the lower ranks are properly infiltrated with Cuban "spies", who report any and all dissent to the hierarchy. This is why the military will not EVER attempt a coup. No desire from the top (they get to pilfer PdVSA) and fear from the bottom.

In ChavismoLand, "rebellion" can mean anything from saying, "I'm hungry.. why don't we have food?" to "Maduro is a fool and Chavismo is a fraud!" Because defending Venezuela isn't what is important in ChavismoLand... defending the Bolivarian Revolution is what is paramount!

InterAmerican Development Bank closes another door on Venezuela regime

Inter-American Development Bank will not lend more money to Venezuela until it pays debts
May 23, 2018

The Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ) said on Tuesday, May 22, that it will not grant more loans to Venezuela until the country, which is going through a deep economic crisis, repays the payments in arrears it has with the agency.

Caracas has a total debt of 2011 million dollars with the IDB , but the bank said that it reached the 180-day deadline that the institution contemplates for payments in default and must pay 88 million dollars to regularize its situation.

"Under the IDB's rules on delinquent payments, the bank can not perform any loan activity with Venezuela until its arrears come due," the multilateral agency said in a statement dated May 14.

According to the bank, Venezuela has a total of payments in arrears for 2011 million dollars, including those that have not yet reached the 180 day deadline to be paid.

Venezuela's Ministry of Communications and Information did not immediately respond to a request for comments from Reuters on Tuesday.

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http://reporteconfidencial.info/noticia/3312546/banco-interamericano-de-desarrollo-no-prestara-mas-dinero-a-venezuela-hasta-que-salde-deudas/

The Chavists are paying an outstanding debt to a Chinese company for construction materials worth $19 million dollars, on a 10 year installment plan. I'm pretty sure that any nation sitting on the wealth of oil and natural resources that Venezuela is sitting on... and has to pay off a $19 million dollar loan over 10 years... they are doing EVERYTHING wrong.

Economist: How to create a water shortage in a waterlogged nation

Unfed and unwashed
How chavismo makes the taps run dry in Venezuela
Plentiful rain plus Bolivarian socialism equals water shortages

May 10th 2018 | CARACAS
IT IS the rainy season in Caracas and the reservoirs are full. But most of the 5.3m people who live in and near the city have not had regular running water for at least a month. Venezuela is an oil-rich country that cannot pay for food and medicines. Now its autocratic regime is showing that it can create shortages even when nature provides abundance. “I’ve forgotten what it is like to bathe in running water,” says Soledad Rodríguez, a graphic designer.

Supplying Caracas with water is not easy. The city is 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) above sea level. The nearest big river, the Tuy, flows on the other side of a mountain range. Earlier governments had cracked these problems. Marcos Pérez Jiménez, a dictator in the 1950s, oversaw construction of a system of pumps and reservoirs that kept up with the city’s fast growth.

Hugo Chávez, whose election as president began Venezuela’s “Bolivarian revolution” in 1999, improved water supply to poor areas but did not upgrade infrastructure. By 2005 shortages were a problem. Chávez, who died in 2013, responded, characteristically, with lots of cash and publicity and little supervision. He and Nicolás Maduro, who succeeded him as president, spent $10bn to little effect.

Now the city is getting less water than it did in 1999, says José de Viana, who in pre-Chávez days was president of Hidrocapital, a state-owned water utility. The main job requirement for workers is loyalty to the leftist regime. This has led to its “de-professionalisation”, says Mr de Viana.

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https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2018/05/12/how-chavismo-makes-the-taps-run-dry-in-venezuela

"The main job requirement for workers is loyalty to the leftist regime." Oil. Electricity. Water. Military. Medicine. Education. Manufacturing. Distribution. Law and order. EVERY aspect of Chavismo in Venezuela requires fealty to the regime. Not knowledge or professionalism

Maduro to expel US diplomats

Venezuela says it's expelling top U.S. diplomats
BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ

Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro announced that he is expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for conspiring against Venezuela. He said they must leave for the "dignity and independence" of Venezuela.

Maduro declared Chargé d’Affaires Todd Robinson and his deputy Brian Naranjo "persona non grata"and gave them 48 hours to leave the country during a televised address Tuesday in which he denounced the “offensive” U.S. sanctions, which he said violated international law and caused greater harm and suffering for the Venezuelan people.

“I say to the Government of Donald Trump, I say to the government of the Ku Klux Klan,” Maduro declared to applause from supporters. “I say, not with sanctions, not with threats, you didn’t stop the elections. The elections happened. And they were successful.... Venezuelan is the victim of a threat never seen before.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article211670559.html

So, it has come to the point that Maduro accuses anyone who stands against Chavismo of being in league with the Ku Klux Klan. And prior to today, the sanctions were to having no interaction with 40 high level Chavistas and not purchasing PdVSA debt.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, three times, four times, five, six, seven...

Henri Falcón, the Chavista and former PSUV stooge who ran against Maduro in yesterdays presidential "selection" has decided that the election was a fraud, and the best way to overcome this election fraud is to have... another fraud election!

the responses were swift

https://twitter.com/MariaCorinaYA/status/998397561265377280

Translation:

Really??? "New elections" ???
Is this not enough ???
They do not understand what the regime is, nor do they listen to the country.

Venezuela spoke clearly: here what is there is to take the regime with force. We've had it.

TeleSur: Maduro winner of Venezuelan "presidential selection" by huge margin!

President and candidate Nicolas Maduro won the Sunday elections.

Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential elections Sunday, gaining a second presidential term for six years with more than 5.8 million votes, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced Sunday night.

With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro had 5.8 million votes, while his closest rival, former governor Henri Falcón getting 1.8 million votes, said CNE President Tibisay Lucena who added that in total, 8.6 million Venezuelans voted, out of an electoral registry of 20.5 million people.

"We are the force of history turned into popular victory," Maduro told his supporters after the CNE announcement. "Thank you to facing so many aggressions and lies, thank you for overcoming it, and for making me president of Venezuela for the next term."

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Nicolas-Maduro-Wins-Venezuelan-Presidential-Elections-20180520-0032.html

The PSUV was swept from power in 2015 by 2/3 super-majority, an now... 3 years later, with 18,000% inflation and the local currency losing 99.996% of its value in ONE YEAR (122,000,000% in 18 years), El Pueblo want him for another term?

Can't make this shit up.

Updates from fraud election in Venezuela

People line up to get their Chavista Loyalty Card scanned. Why not? Food for your vote!

https://twitter.com/ElPitazoTV/status/998175407089291269

Translation: This is the seven-star school on Libertador Avenue. A few meters away, people line up to scan the country's card



Here is how the scam worked in the past:

1. Arrive at the Punto Rojo (Red Spot), the PSUV check in station. Scan your card, leave it with them.
2. Take a receipt from a previous voter who voted "correctly" for the PSUV candidate.
3. Vote. Deposit old receipt. Bring back your receipt proving you voted for the PSUV candidate.
4. Leave the receipt. Pick up your card. Vow to bring in another Chavista voter.
5. Pick up voucher for your CLAP box. Maybe Maduro will deliver. Maybe he won't.

Hunger is an awesome motivator in a nation with no food.

Students, poor won't back down from Ortega repression

Nicaraguan protesters refuse to back down, as Ortega talks continue

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan officials began a second day of talks with students and business leaders on Friday to try to resolve weeks of tension with increasingly unpopular President Daniel Ortega that has sparked nationwide clashes.

At least 49 people have been killed, mostly students, in demonstrations that began late last month over discontent with a new law that raised worker and employer social security contributions while cutting benefits.

The protests mark the most sustained crisis of Ortega's 11-years in power. The former leftist guerrilla leader has delivered steady growth in the poor Central American nation, despite criticism he has turned it into a family dictatorship.

The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights said on Friday it was too early to deliver conclusions from a five-day investigation into allegations of murder and disappearances. But it would continue meeting with officials and citizens, including mothers of those allegedly murdered in the protests.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/r-nicaraguan-protesters-refuse-to-back-down-as-ortega-talks-continue-2018-5?yptr=yahoo&r=UK&IR=T

Venezuelans are watching very closely. As the Nicaraguans do NOT want what happened to Venezuela to happen to them.

Venezuela buying oil on the open market and sending it to Cuba

Venezuela On The Brink Of Collapse Buys Oil... To Help Cuba
Panos Mourdoukoutas

Venezuela on the brink of collapse buys foreign oil to ship it to its old ally, Cuba.

That’s according to Reuters report, which reveals that Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA has purchased close to $440 million worth of foreign crude oil and shipped it directly to Cuba on friendly credit terms - and often at a loss.

And that’s certainly a bizarre policy for obvious reasons. One of them is that Venezuela is major oil producer, and one would expect to ship oil to Cuba from its own reserves rather than buying them in the market. Another reason is that Venezuela is at the brink of collapse, needing all the help it can get from allies rather than subsidizing them.

But nothing no policy is bizarre in a country where there’s a long list of failed government policies, which date back several decades, even before Bolivarian socialism.

Like the wave of nationalizations in the late 1970s, which placed the country’s resources in the hands of government bureaucrats rather than professional managers.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2018/05/16/venezuela-on-the-brink-of-collapse-buys-oil-to-help-cuba/#7f7e3f046efb

It is apparent who is running the show in Venezuela.

Cuban aircraft crashes in Havana

Cubana de Aviación plane crashed when taking off from Havana (Photos)
May 18, 2018 1:14 pm

The Boeing 737 airplane of Cubana de Aviación fell this Friday afternoon after taking off at the José Martí International Airport in Havana. The ship caught fire on the airstrip.



Although no official information on the number of victims is known so far, twitter reports indicate that the plane had about 104 passengers on board.

The plane fell shortly after taking off from the runway. Firefighters try to control the fire at this time. It is unknown if there are victims.



According to twitter reports, the plane was heading to the city of Holguín.

In the vicinity of the José Martí airport there is an intense column of smoke and many firefighters, police and medical assistance are in the area, reports the EFE agency.

https://twitter.com/mmmoray/status/997529369999495168

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https://www.lapatilla.com/site/2018/05/18/avion-cubano-se-estrella-cuando-despegaba-de-la-habana/

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