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By: DAVID COMISSIONG
All over the world today, the United States Department of State and the US's billionaire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (former CEO of the rapacious American multi-national oil corporation Exxon Mobil) are boasting about the coup that they pulled off in engineering the so-called "Lima Group of States" (inclusive of the CARICOM states of St Lucia and Guyana) into issuing an international Declaration that attacks and vilifies the socialist Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as well as the success of Tillerson's recent diplomatic effort to enlist Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the government of Jamaica in the USA's ongoing crusade against Venezuela.
A helicopter has apparently tried to bomb Venezuela's Supreme Court in what President Nicolas Maduro called a "terrorist attack". The government says a police officer flew the helicopter over the capital, Caracas, and dropped grenades.
Three people have admitted that they smuggled counterfeit electronics, including Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods from China for sale in the United States. The charges resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office White Collars Squad, with significant assistance from Europol and Italy’s Guardia di Finanza.
Venezuela’s violence hit new peaks in 2016 amid a breakdown in the law enforcement and judicial systems and a spike in hunger-related crimes, a leading nonprofit reported Wednesday.
Venezuelan lawmakers have announced they plan to push for impeachment proceedings against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela’s grim situation is impacting not only millions of households around the country — it is also sending panic waves across the Caribbean all the way to Cuba, a solid ally that for decades now has relied heavily on Chavismo’s generosity.
They range in age from 18 to 50. A barista, an accountant, a recent high school grad, a journalist, a dancer. While different in so many ways, they have one thing in common: They lost their lives in the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.
A Venezuelan woman died on Monday after being shot in the face when looters raided state food warehouses, her family said, in the latest unrest in the crisis-hit OPEC nation. Relatives of hotel worker Jenny Ortiz, 42, said she died in hospital after being shot during the melee late on Sunday in San Cristobal, a town near the border of Colombia, where looting and antigovernment protests have occurred in recent months.
Cuban President Raul Castro says the country will not return to the Organization of American States (OAS) in a show of solidarity with Venezuela. At a summit of Caribbean countries in Havana, Mr Castro called the OAS "an instrument of imperialist domination".
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday accused the United States of exerting "brutal pressure" on nations in the region to isolate his country, already battered by an economic crisis and domestic political upheaval.