Log in:  

Register

World Politics

Grab a short black and come join in the non-cycling discussion. Favourite books, movies, holiday destinations, other sports - chat about it all in the cafe.

Moderators: Eshnar, Irondan, King Boonen, Red Rick, Pricey_sky

24 Jan 2019 10:56

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5451701,00.html
Russia is demanding that Israel end its "arbitrary" airstrikes on targets in Syria, two days after the Israeli Air Force struck a series of Iranian military and intelligence targets in response to a rocket strike on the Golan Heights.

"The practice of arbitrary strikes on the territory of a sovereign state, in this case, we are talking about Syria, should be ruled out," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, in answer to a question from Russian news agency TASS about recent Israeli air strikes on Syria.

She said such strikes added to tensions in the region, which she said was not in the long-term interests of any country there, including Israel.

"We should never allow Syria, which has suffered years of armed conflict, to be turned into an arena where geopolitical scores are settled," TASS cited her as saying.

The Russian message was also passed to Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren during a series of meetings with senior officials in Moscow.


Bibi told to cool it, and just to ramp up the fear - http://tass.com/politics/1041551
Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov resolutely refuted the rumors that Russia’s authorities are allegedly going to interfere with the upcoming parliamentary election in Israel that will be held on April 9.

"I can assure the citizens and the people of Israel there are no intentions in the Russian government and official authorities to intervene in any political process in the State of Israel, including the upcoming elections," Viktorov said.

Head of the Israel Security Agency (Shabak - TASS) Nadav Argaman said earlier in January in his speech to the forum Friends of Tel Aviv University that some foreign state "is going to interfere" with the parliamentary election in Israel in April "through hacking and cyber attacks." Some Israeli media suggested that Argaman could mean Russia


Maybe he meant the US will "support" Jared's childhood friend Bibi! :D
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

24 Jan 2019 13:02

In Belgium, for the third week in a row, secondary school pupils are skipping school today to demand more measures to combat climate change. This was started by a couple of teenagers who were inspired by Greta Thunberg (who reprimanded world leaders at the COP in Krakow in December - loved that). Now, already 35.000 are marching through Brussels. These children realize that its especially them and their children that will pay the price for decades of non-action, cheap promises and greenwashing on climate change. Similar climate-marches are also happening in other countries. As someone who studies climate change impacts and doesn't understand why not more is done to halt greenhouse emissions, they have my full support. Stop f***ing about, and act. While you're at it, rethink the whole economic system. Revolting to read that two dozens of people own as much as 4 billion others.
User avatar Jagartrott
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,787
Joined: 15 Apr 2014 13:37

24 Jan 2019 13:26

Have we reached peak global capitalism yet?
Vincenzo Nibali:
"I know how to ride a bike"

Reduce your carbon footprint, ride steel.
User avatar King Boonen
Administrator
 
Posts: 8,055
Joined: 25 Jul 2012 14:38

24 Jan 2019 14:14

That's when one person owns as much as 4 billion others - and he/she will obviously have earned it, all that say otherwise are jealous and should've worked harder.
User avatar Jagartrott
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,787
Joined: 15 Apr 2014 13:37

25 Jan 2019 02:52

Of course nothing will change as long as the collective concern isn't about happy downsizing, rather than a bottom up race toward higher rates of consumption. The broken system can't be fixed, in other words, if the critical concern is making sure 4 billion people have greater buying potential.
User avatar rhubroma
Veteran
 
Posts: 7,707
Joined: 02 Apr 2009 14:31

27 Jan 2019 11:35

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-turkey-idUSKCN1PI0FJ
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan phoned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to offer support, and said on Thursday he was shocked that Washington had backed the opposition leader’s move to declare himself interim leader.


Trump's buddy Erdogan supports Maduro which will not help US/Turkey relations.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

27 Jan 2019 15:49

It's in human nature to react retroactively, only when you are in crisis situation. People sit in comfort zones as long as they can until it's impossible to keep going in the old way. And they learn tough lessons the hard way. A bit like Europe learnt lessons after WW2. It's going to be the same with climate changes. People don't want to give up their technological thingies unless they have to.
zarnack
Junior Member
 
Posts: 124
Joined: 07 Jan 2019 16:30

27 Jan 2019 23:02

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47023370
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be met with "a significant response".

Mr Bolton tweeted on Sunday that any such "intimidation" would be "a grave assault on the rule of law".


Looking for any excuse?
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

27 Jan 2019 23:31

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. I urge everyone to seek out the stories of survivors and read them, find articles about the Holocaust and educate yourself, and do everything you can to understand the horrors that were perpetrated upon 17 million people.
Vincenzo Nibali:
"I know how to ride a bike"

Reduce your carbon footprint, ride steel.
User avatar King Boonen
Administrator
 
Posts: 8,055
Joined: 25 Jul 2012 14:38

28 Jan 2019 08:50

"Hearts and minds" ...
https://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article225148255.html
The struggle for control of Venezuela turned to the military Sunday, with supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido handing leaflets to soldiers detailing a proposed amnesty law that would protect them for helping overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.

At the same time, Maduro demonstrated his might, wearing tan fatigues at military exercises. Flanked by his top brass, Maduro watched heavy artillery fired into a hillside and boarded an amphibious tank.

Addressing soldiers in an appearance on state TV, Maduro asked whether they were plotting with the "imperialist" United States, which he accused of openly leading a coup against him.

"No, my commander-in-chief," they shouted in unison, and Maduro responded: "We're ready to defend our homeland — under any circumstance."


Putin's stake in Venezuela -
https://www.dw.com/en/whats-at-stake-for-russia-in-venezuela/a-47250675
All in all, Russia stands to lose about €11 billion if there is regime change in Venezuela. But this sum pales in comparison to the possible impact of Venezuela's enormous oil reserves on global markets. Experts believe that Venezuela has more oil than any other country in the world, including Saudi Arabia. However, after 20 years of mismanagement under Hugo Chavez and later Maduro, the oil industry has deteriorated dramatically and plays only a minor role on the world stage.

A new government could install more capable leaders in the oil sector, who could in turn revive Venezuela's oil industry and exports. Also, western — most likely American — companies could be allowed back into the country. This development could create a completely new playing field for global oil deliveries and bring down oil prices. This would be a worst-case scenario for Russia, whose economy relies heavily on oil and gas exports, and keeping the price of oil at the higher end of the scale.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

28 Jan 2019 23:27

https://www.axios.com/treasury-economic-sanctions-maduro-venezuela-1fe1c7eb-c62d-4623-8936-02a08a70a3e8.html
The Trump administration has announced sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company, PDVSA, in an attempt to undercut Nicolás Maduro's regime and boost his rival for power, National Assembly President Juan Guaidó.

Why it matters: The Trump administration is using all economic and diplomatic levers at its disposal in a push for regime change in Venezuela. The White House is hoping that if it deprives Maduro of cash, the Venezuelan military will have no reason to stay loyal to him. A source briefed told me: "The implications are huge because it will be difficult for Maduro to find another refiner of Venezuelan oil with any speed to keep cash flowing."

The latest: National Security Adviser John Bolton made the announcement in the White House briefing room on Monday afternoon alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin:
"We have continued to expose the corruption of Maduro and his cronies, and today's action ensures they can no longer loot the assets of the Venezuelan people. We expect... that today's measure totals $7 billion in assets blocked today plus over $11 billion in lost export proceeds over the next year. We also today call on the Venezuelan military and security forces to accept the peaceful democratic and constitutional transfer of power."

Between the lines: More than 20 countries have followed the U.S. in recognizing Guaidó as interim president, due to his status as the highest-ranking official to have won a free election. Maduro has portrayed the situation as a U.S. effort to intervene in Venezuela. There had been concerns that sanctioning Venezuela's oil exports would both strengthen that argument, and deepen the economic crisis.

The economic impact, per the AP:

"Venezuelan oil exports to the U.S. have declined steadily over the years. ... Still, Venezuela has consistently been the third- or fourth-largest supplier of crude oil to the United States, and any disruption of imports could be costly for refiners. In 2017, the most recent year that data were available, Venezuela accounted for about 6% of U.S. crude imports."
"Venezuela is very reliant on the U.S. for its oil revenue. The country sends 41% of its oil exports to the U.S. Critically, U.S. refiners are among the few customers that pay cash to Venezuela for its oil. That's because Venezuela's oil shipments to China and Russia are usually taken as repayment for billions of dollars in debts."

Sen. Marco Rubio, who has taken a hawkish stance on Venezuela and played a key role in the Trump administration's policy, said: "The Maduro crime family has used PDVSA to buy and keep the support of many military leaders. The oil belongs to the Venezuelan people, and therefore the money PDVSA earns from its export will now be returned to the people through their legitimate constitutional government.”

What to watch: Bolton reiterated today that military force is possible, saying: "The president has made it very clear on this matter that all options are on the table." He also said the U.S. is "now as prepared as we can be" to protect diplomats in Caracas. The State Department has moved some personnel out of the country, but not complied with Maduro's demand that they all leave the country.


Lots of sanctions already on Venezuela - see https://www.state.gov/e/eb/tfs/spi/venezuela/

Obama's Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 - https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/13692.pdf - will no doubt be quoted for any "action" -
... find that the situation in Venezuela, including the Government of Venezuela’s erosion of human rights guarantees, persecution of political opponents, curtailment of press freedoms, use of violence and human rights violations and abuses in response to antigovernment protests, and arbitrary arrest and detention of antigovernment protestors, as well as the exacerbating presence of significant public corruption, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

29 Jan 2019 10:07

For those of interested in things African -

Background at https://issafrica.org/iss-today/a-tale-of-two-arrests on Andre Hanekom

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-01-24-south-african-andre-hanekom-arrested-for-alleged-jihadist-activity-dies-in-prison-family-suspects-poison/

Andre Mayer Hanekom, the South African professional hunter and fisherman accused by Mozambique of complicity in a jihadist insurgency, died in a prison hospital in Pemba in the far north of the country on Wednesday.

A person close to his family told Daily Maverick that his family suspected that Andre Hanekom might have been poisoned.

The South African government confirmed Hanekom’s death. Ndivhuwo Mabaya, a spokesperson for International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, said the department had heard of his death from his wife Francis but not yet from Mozambican authorities.

He said Sisulu had directed South Africa’s High Commissioner to Mozambique, Mandisi Mpahlwa, to engage the Mozambican authorities on the circumstances of his death.

“We are shocked as you are,” Mabaya said, saying that Mpahlwa had travelled from Maputo to Pemba in the country’s northernmost province Cabo Delgado last Thursday to see Hanekom in prison and that he seemed well.
But Hanekom suddenly fell ill the very next day, on Friday, according to a knowledgeable source. Hanekom’s wife had reported that Andre had started having convulsions early on Friday evening and had been taken from his prison cell to the prison hospital.

“This morning (Wed) he started bleeding and he died – of organ failure – at about 4 am.” This source said the family suspected he had been poisoned and that Francis Hanekom was talking to Mpahlwa to try to ensure that an independent autopsy would be done either before or after his body was brought back to South Africa.


I know there are some terrible diseases in Africa, but this sounds dodgy. But ... there's an update -
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-01-27-andr-hanekoms-family-wants-second-autopsy-after-suspicious-death/
The family of maritime businessman André Hanekom, who was arrested on terrorism charges in Mozambique and died under suspicious circumstances, wants a second autopsy done by a forensic team from SA.

"We need a second opinion from our side and would like to ask a private independent forensic pathologist to be part of the team," widow Francis Hanekom wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
...
Francis claimed that the Mozambican government wanted to change the cause of death on André's death certificate from encephalopathy and hypoxia to meningoencephalitis "of viral or bacterial origin".

Francis is a former ICU nurse. She saw André the day before he died.

"He did not present like a patient with meningoencephalitis on the brink of death. I know what it looks like, and have seen it before."


and some more info on his arrest -
Francis had been campaigning for André to be released since his arrest in August on what she said were trumped-up terrorism charges.
...
He was arrested after gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms and balaclavas tried to drive him off the road. The men, one of whom shot him in the arm and stomach, turned out to be police officers.

The Sunday Times reported that Hanekom was briefly admitted to hospital. Officers initially claimed they were holding him for his own safety after rescuing him from kidnappers linked to Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama, a group that allegedly wants Cabo Delgado as a separatist state.

But when he appeared in court in October, authorities claimed André was linked to the organisation. They said they had confiscated weapons and logistical supplies from his home destined for the organisation.


The whole sorry tale reeks of "spin" - there's a lot of gas waiting to be extracted and this jihad terrorist saga is being used by someone for their own gain.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

30 Jan 2019 09:07

User avatar Jagartrott
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,787
Joined: 15 Apr 2014 13:37

Re: World Politics

30 Jan 2019 11:07

This is a guy I've been reading about for a while - think Assange as gangster ... Paul le Roux
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-01-30-global-criminal-mastermind-learnt-the-ropes-in-krugersdorp/
The tale of Paul le Roux — described by the New York Times in 2018 as "one of the world's least known but most prodigious criminals" — begins in Zimbabwe, where he was given up for adoption at a maternity home in Bulawayo in 1972.

When Le Roux was 12 his adoptive parents moved to SA, where he was given his first computer in return for washing his mine-manager father’s car.

After that he became obsessed by coding and was "completely anti-social", according to a childhood friend who spoke to Evan Ratliff, author of a new book about Le Roux, The Mastermind.

Le Roux left SA when he was 18, and the programming skills he developed in his West Rand bedroom allowed him to build "a new kind of global criminal empire, making hundreds of millions of dollars feeding the American painkiller epidemic through a brilliant online scheme", said Ratliff.


see also https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/nyregion/crime-lord-le-roux-details-mayhem-and-murders.html

see also https://www.wired.com/story/mastermind-excerpt/
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

Re:

30 Jan 2019 12:42

Robert5091 wrote:https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5451701,00.html
Russia is demanding that Israel end its "arbitrary" airstrikes on targets in Syria, two days after the Israeli Air Force struck a series of Iranian military and intelligence targets in response to a rocket strike on the Golan Heights.

"The practice of arbitrary strikes on the territory of a sovereign state, in this case, we are talking about Syria, should be ruled out," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, in answer to a question from Russian news agency TASS about recent Israeli air strikes on Syria.

She said such strikes added to tensions in the region, which she said was not in the long-term interests of any country there, including Israel.

"We should never allow Syria, which has suffered years of armed conflict, to be turned into an arena where geopolitical scores are settled," TASS cited her as saying.

The Russian message was also passed to Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren during a series of meetings with senior officials in Moscow.


Bibi told to cool it, and just to ramp up the fear - http://tass.com/politics/1041551
Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov resolutely refuted the rumors that Russia’s authorities are allegedly going to interfere with the upcoming parliamentary election in Israel that will be held on April 9.

"I can assure the citizens and the people of Israel there are no intentions in the Russian government and official authorities to intervene in any political process in the State of Israel, including the upcoming elections," Viktorov said.

Head of the Israel Security Agency (Shabak - TASS) Nadav Argaman said earlier in January in his speech to the forum Friends of Tel Aviv University that some foreign state "is going to interfere" with the parliamentary election in Israel in April "through hacking and cyber attacks." Some Israeli media suggested that Argaman could mean Russia


Maybe he meant the US will "support" Jared's childhood friend Bibi! :D


i am sure that Russian lectures are taken in good spirit and duly ignored.
movingtarget
Veteran
 
Posts: 10,110
Joined: 05 Aug 2009 08:54

Re: World Politics

30 Jan 2019 21:52

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/guaido-maduro-venezuela-trump/2019/01/30/id/900483/
President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president by phone on Wednesday, reiterating support for his "fight to regain democracy," as Washington's push to force socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power picked up steam.

The White House said Trump and Juan Guaido, the opposition leader trying to replace Maduro, agreed to maintain regular communication after Venezuelan authorities opened an investigation that could lead to Guaido's arrest.

The moves against Guaido, 35, including a travel ban and assets freeze, were in retaliation for oil sanctions imposed by the United States this week. They intensified the fight to control Venezuela, an OPEC nation that has the world's largest oil reserves.

The U.S. president spoke to Guaido to "congratulate him on his historic assumption of the presidency and to reinforce President Trump’s strong support for Venezuela’s fight to regain its democracy," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.


Guaido has not won an election to become president - the US has basically backed him to be so, and others have followed suit.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-russia-exclusive-idUSKCN1PJ22M
Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of U.S.-backed opposition protests, according to two people close to them.
...
The contractors are associated with the so-called Wagner group whose members, mostly ex-service personnel, fought clandestinely in support of Russian forces in Syria and Ukraine, according to Reuters interviews with dozens of contractors, their friends and relatives.
...
Venezuelan authorities said they had put down an attempted revolt on Monday by rogue military officers about a kilometer from the presidential palace in Caracas.

Maduro, the 56-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez, only takes to the streets in carefully-controlled situations, since crowds have barracked him in the past.

One of the two anonymous Russian sources, who is close to the Wagner group and fought in foreign conflicts where it was active, said the contractors first arrived in advance of the May 2018 presidential election, but another group arrived “recently.”

Asked if the deployment was linked to protecting Maduro, the source said: “It’s directly connected.” The contractors flew to Venezuela not from Moscow but from third countries where they were conducting missions, he added.

The infamous Wagner Group is Russia's answer to Blackwater type companies i.e. ex-military people working as mercernaries.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

31 Jan 2019 10:33

Venezuela's Juan Guaidó (Trump's choice as President) writes an op-ed in the NYTimes. Why the Times? US support is seemingly more important then Venezuelan.
Any who, he starts off by attacking the dictator that the US backed, back in the day! (Jiménez fathered also a daughter with Marita Lorenz)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/opinion/juan-guaido-venezuela.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
On Jan. 23, 61 years after the vicious dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez was ousted, Venezuelans once again gathered for a day of democratic celebration.


further
Among opposition politicians, we have come up with three strategic points of agreement as part of our road map to democracy: an end to the usurpation; a transitional government; and free elections.

The transition will require support from key military contingents. We have had clandestine meetings with members of the armed forces and the security forces. We have offered amnesty to all those who are found not guilty of crimes against humanity. The military’s withdrawal of support from Mr. Maduro is crucial to enabling a change in government, and the majority of those in service agree that the country’s recent travails are untenable.


Of course the fear is, once Guaido comes in power, with the military's backing, it's back to square one.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

31 Jan 2019 23:46

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or the Levant Liberation Committee, and the continuing struggle for Syrian land -
http://www.rudaw.net/english/analysis/30012019
It only took a few days for al-Qaida-linked militants to seize more than two dozen towns and villages in northern Syria from rival insurgents earlier this month, cementing their control over an area the size of neighboring Lebanon.

The advance by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or the Levant Liberation Committee, was the most serious blow yet to a September cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey that averted a major government offensive in Idlib province, the last main stronghold of the Syrian opposition.

It highlighted the growing threat posed by al-Qaida at a time when its rival, the Islamic State group, is on the verge of defeat and the US is preparing to withdraw its 2,000 troops from Syria. Although HTS has formally severed ties with al-Qaida, experts say it is still closely linked to the global network founded by Osama bin Laden and could use its base in Syria to launch attacks in the West.
...
HTS includes large numbers of battle-hardened al-Qaida fighters, and its capture of most of rebel-held Syria could force aid agencies to withdraw, leaving tens of thousands of civilians to fend for themselves. The opposition’s Free Aleppo Medical Directorate said that some 250,000 people will lose medical support after 43 facilities it runs cease operations due to a drop in aid from Western agencies after the latest HTS offensive.

The government has meanwhile stepped up its bombardment of Idlib and neighboring rebel-held areas. Pro-government media say Defense Minister Gen. Ali Ayoub and Brig. Gen. Suheil al-Hassan, who commands the elite Tiger Force, have recently visited the front lines with Idlib, raising fears of a new government offensive.

HTS now controls an area of about 9,000 square kilometers or about 5 percent of Syria’s territory. The area is home to some 3 million people, many of whom have been displaced from other parts of the country.

Turkey has nearly a dozen observation posts in Idlib, but has shifted its focus further east, where it is preparing to launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces.

Ankara, which supports the opposition, fears the Syrian government is trying to undermine the September agreement. Russia, a key ally of the Syrian government, has urged Turkey to act more resolutely in reining in militants in Idlib, who have launched attacks on Syrian government forces and the Russian military. Russia said last week that the escalation of hostilities in Idlib threatens the Russian air base in the neighboring coastal province of Latakia.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

02 Feb 2019 06:56

The press want you to know all about Juan Guaidó -
Image
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

02 Feb 2019 18:27

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article225442825.html
The west Dade suburb of Doral, where Pence visited Friday, has a higher percentage of Venezuelan-born residents than any other city in the country. And both parties see Hispanic voters as a crucial voting bloc in an extremely tight swing state.


But Joseph Jackson, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, was wrong to claim ahead of Pence’s visit that “2020 Dems ... have remained silent” on the controversy in Venezuela. Though the wide field of presidential contenders is divided on Trump’s handling of regime change in Venezuela, some current and potential candidates have publicly supported “free and fair elections” and the U.S. decision to recognize Guaidó as president.

In Miami, at the very least, Democratic lawmakers have supported Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelan exiles, and backed Guaidó’s ascension. Some have begrudgingly praised Trump.


The irony of Trump chasing Hispanic votes is to put it mildly striking.
Anything about Fran Millar goes in The Clinic.
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,781
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56

PreviousNext

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

Back to top