Regime Change Only Option for Venezuela

The Cuba-controlled dictatorial regime in Venezuela is running out of money. That is a good thing. Anemic as they are, U.S. economic sanctions are working, and they should be a great deal more robust. Last week the U.S.Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned ten (10) Venezuelan government officials including the cultural minister, the …

Canada Joins U.S. Efforts to Isolate Venezuela’s Socialist Regime

In an unusual move for Canada the Canadian Foreign Minister announced this weekend that the Canada would target with economic sanctions several Venezuela government officials. The Minister for Global Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, issued the following statement: “Canada will not stand by silently as the Government of Venezuela robs its people of their fundamental democratic rights. Today’s …

Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism

What an odd headline this morning from the Left’s favorite business newspaper, The Financial Times: “How to save Venezuela from the cost of sanctions“. The problem in #Venezuela, of the Left’s own making, is the Maduro-Castro regime, not economic sanctions. If the “global community” of fellow travelers truly wished to ease the suffering of the Venezuelan …

Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday

The political situation in Venezuela continues to go from bad to worse. If you’re in the camp that believes saving democratic institutions stood a chance in Venezuela, yesterday should serve as your last wake up call. Stop hitting the political snooze button. Democracy is dead in Venezuela. In my book, democracy has been dead in …

Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanctions

On this blog, since at least 2008 (a few posts here, here, and here), we’ve published several posts about Hezbollah in Latin America and the threats posed by other radical terrorist groups in Latin America. I started studying the matter while I was attending graduate school at Georgetown University in the mid-1990s. At the time, it …

Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company

For colleagues who follow matters in Venezuela, it seems as if the Venezuela regime is supposedly inking contracts with American companies. According to an article that appeared in the government-owned Telesur media outlet, officials with Horizontal Well Drillers and the government have signed an MOU worth close to $1.3 billion. In the overall scheme of things, it …

Vene Blogger: Persons Subject to U.S. Law Exporting Police Equipment to Venezuelan Regime

A blog post by a Venezuelan blogger outlines how, since 2009, various exporters of police equipment, including tear gas, have been supplying Venezuelan and Cuban security forces based mostly in Caracas. According to Alek Boyd’s research, he was able to document about $35 million in sales of arms, munitions as well as other law enforcement items …