Paranoid Venezuelan Regime Expels U.S. Diplomats, Again.

Time for More Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s new strongman, is anything but ordinary. Unlike his loquacious and rambunctious predecessor, Maduro is a politically rudderless boob who prefers to allow puppet-masters in Havana tell him what to do. And he is not doing a very good job at that either. The country …

Chavez Dead. Chavismo Lives, but Freedom Stronger

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez died yesterday. Finally. Now the Venezuelan people must deal with his brutal legacy, Chavismo, as well as those in the government that defend it. Chavismo is a radical, left-wing ideology that is uniquely Venezuelan, but heavily influenced by the Cuban regime and the Cuban Communist Party. There are other countries in the …

Colombia’s FARC Folly, Cuba’s End Game

Over on Facebook recently I posted the following comment to see what reaction it would receive from interested FB connections: Starting to wonder if Colombia was forced to negotiate with the FARC to secure the FTA from the Obama Administration. These FARC talks with Cuba make no sense. Bad for Colombia and regional matters. When …

The Venezuela-Iran Connection, More Anecdotal Evidence Keeps Piling Up

State Sponsor of Terrorism Review for Venezuela is Long Overdue A lot of folks in this town that are supposed to be in the know on such matters, dismiss the Iran-Venezuela connection. There is nothing to see here, move along, they try to say. This town is full of foreign policy Pucks. But there is …

Obama Administration Targets Venezuelan Oil Company

U.S. Imposes Economic Sanctions on Venezuela for Iran Links It was not as far as they should have gone, but the Obama Administration has, finally, imposed sanctions on PDVSA – a state-run Venezuelan oil company – for doing business with state sponsor of terrorism Iran. “The sanctions we have imposed will cut off PDVSA’s access …

FARCleaks

Three years after Colombia’s successful raid of a terrorist camp in Ecuador, a European think tank has announced that it will release a report of the contents of a computer seized during the operation that belonged to a FARC commander, Raul Reyes. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies announcement the publication: “provides unique insights …

Iran’s Cozy Relationship With Bolivia Goes Nuclear, Regional Relations Keep Expanding

Iran continues to carefully expand its network in Latin America; what are we doing about it?  Publicly, very little. A region rich with strategic natural resources, poverty, and anti-American governments, the Iranian mullahs see opportunities to exploit and they have wasted no time in doing so. Working closely with countries of the Bolivarian Alternative for …