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Maduro planning to swap Venezuela’s gold for dollars

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It was almost exactly two years ago when a cash-strapped Venezuela quietly conducted its first, little-noticed gold-for-cash swap with Citigroup, as part of which Nicolas Maduro converted part of his nation’s gold reserves into at least $1 billion in cash courtesy of the US bank. As Reuters reported then, the …

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Venezuela ditches the US dollar and prices its oil in Chinese yuan

Venezuela US dollar oil price Chinese yuan

President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has made good on his promise to forsake the US dollar and publish their oil prices in yuan, which is the currency of China. This highly controversial move is likened to Venezuela giving the US “the middle finger”. Former Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez has threatened …

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Europe dealing with refugee disaster caused by US

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pinned the blame for the worst refugee crisis to hit Europe since WWII on the United States, speaking exclusively to RT. The Venezuelan leader accused the US of flinging the Middle East into a whirlpool of wars thus provoking the current refugee crisis faced by European …

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Venezuela prepares to sell the last of its gold

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Last Thursday when we recounted the story of how Venezuela is now literally flying in paper money (using three dozen cargo Boeing 747s), we wrote that “Venezuela’s hyperinflation, already tentatively estimated at 720%, will likely add on a few (hundred) zeroes by this time next year. It is also quite likely that …

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Venezuelan president denied travel through US airspace

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told media that an aircraft carrying President Nicolas Maduro was denied travel over Puerto Rico’s airspace. President Maduro’s flight, which was en route to China, was forced to find an alternate path according to Jaua, who denounced the act as “an act of aggression.” “We …

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‘They want me dead!’ Venezuelan president claims US murder plot

Nicolas Maduro

Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro believes there is a US plot to assassinate him during his election campaign. He called on his followers to be “vigilant” and warned conspirators want to prevent his victory in next week’s election. Presidential candidate Maduro pointed the finger at the former US Ambassador to …

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Venezuela expels 3 US diplomats: ‘Get out of here!’

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Three US diplomats have been accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of plotting with the country’s far right to sabotage the national electric grid. In a scathing TV address, the socialist leader told the diplomats to leave within 48 hours. Maduro, who canceled his visit to the UN General Assembly …

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Venezuela and Nicaragua offer asylum to Edward Snowden

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega

Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a Moscow airport evading US attempts to extradite him. The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, and his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daneil Ortega, made the asylum offers on Friday, shortly after they and other …

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Venezuela to probe Chavez cancer death conspiracy

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Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro placing a sword that belonged to South American liberator Simon Bolivar on the coffin of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, on March 8, 2013. Venezuela is to formally investigate suspicions late President Hugo Chavez’s was afflicted with cancer after being poisoned by foreign enemies, …

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5 million Venezuelans sign petition against US aggression and interference

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Rejecting what they see as interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs, over five million people across the country have signed a petition demanding that the US president repeals his executive order that declared Caracas an extraordinary security threat. “We have collected more than 5 million signatures and we want to call …

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Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

War criminal Netanyahu

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should …

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has passed away at the age of 58 following a two-years-long fight against cancer and a severe respiratory infection. His untimely demise raises serious questions about the future of the oil-rich regional power. The president of Venezuela died on Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced. “It’s …

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Washington Post owner receives $600 million contract from the CIA

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Editor’s note: The Washington Post was the first to run the story of the CIA’s claim that Russia hacked the US election, of which there is absolutely no evidence. It’s been a rough couple days for The Washington Post. Word emerged that hackers invaded its internal system—for a few days, …

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Venezuela can no longer afford to pay for its own money

Venezuela inflation

Back in February, when we commented on the unprecedented hyperinflation about the be unleashed in the Latin American country whose president just announced that he would expand the “weekend” for public workers to 5 days… … we joked that it is unclear just where the country will find all the paper banknotes it needs …

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Governments around the world are collapsing

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Last month’s Brexit vote stunned people around the world. But what happened in the aftermath was even more startling. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after six years at the helm, followed by leader of the Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson, withdrawing from the race to become the next Prime Minister …

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Washington Post partners with CIA to spread fake news

Washington Post CIA fake news

Let’s frame the situation in simple terms. You work for a company that has a very lucrative partnership with a big-time money man. That money man gives you a piece of information and tells you it’s important. What you do every day is spread information. That’s how you earn your …

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