Venezuela: Trump freezes all of Maduro Regime’s U.S. Assets

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FEDERICO PARRA, JIM WATSON/AFP President Donald Trump has ordered a freeze on all of the Venezuelan regime’s U.S.-based assets. In a press release on Tuesday, the White House announced they were “cutting off financial resources from Maduro and his cronies” while “isolating … Read More

Guatemala dengue outbreak nears 10K cases, predominantly of the DEN-2 serotype

Guatemala/CIA The Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance is reporting a significant increase in dengue fever cases in 2019 to date. On 29 July, the Minister of Health declared an Epidemiological Red Alert to report an “epidemiological crisis … Read More

Venezuela hyperinflation hits 10 million percent. ‘Shock therapy’ may be only chance to undo the economic damage

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Venezuela’s state-run economic model wasted the world’s largest oil reserves. The country owes $100 billion to foreign creditors. Its educated, professional class has fled. Economic shock therapy, implemented in regions like the former Soviet bloc, could be its only chance. … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 2 August 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Are these the best of times, or the worst?  It seems that for now at least, the foreign policy of the United States is solid.  Iran is still holding the British owned tanker taken hostage in the … Read More

US to do all to bring democracy back to Venezuela

US-built ‘great coalition’ in the region trying to find a solution to Venezuela’s crisis, says Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (FILE PHOTO) ANKARA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the U.S. will do whatever is necessary to … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 26 July 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, There have been several important developments this week.  One is the ascension of Boris Johnson to office of Prime Minister of the UK.  The jury is still out on whether he’ll be able to extricate Britain from … Read More

Gold is making a comeback to the world financial system

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LAST year, 22 central banks, situated largely to the east of Germany, bought the largest amount of gold since 1967 – the year that the London Gold Pool collapsed. The gold repatriations by many European countries of the last few … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 19 July 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, A war of words has broken out over the report that an American warship shot down an Iranian drone over the Straits of Hormuz.  “Drone?  What drone?  We didn’t lose any drone!” say the leaders of the … Read More

Venezuela to Hold Parliamentary Elections in 2020

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Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, assured on Wednesday that the elections to reestablish the parliamentary power in the country will be held in 2020.   On his regular … Read More

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