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That mess in South America known as Venezuela

That mess in South America known as Venezuela http://t.co/DQugvKEwmd via @Scantojr — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) October 30, 2014  

The elections in Brazil plus other US-Latin America stories with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz of Fausta’s Blog

WEDNESDAY: The elections in Brazil plus other US-Latin America stories......Listen in now at http://t.co/tnqBth94fx. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) October 29, 2014  

TUESDAY: THE LATEST FROM VENEZUELA

TUESDAY: THE LATEST FROM VENEZUELA WITH COMANDANTE CAZORLA....Listen in now at http://t.co/RlcBoIe0iL. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) September 23, 2014  

A Venezuela update with Fausta Wertz & Luisa Ravelo

We spoke about Venezuela with Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, & Luisa Ravelo, coordinator of RECIVEX- REsistencia CIvil de Venezolanos en elEXterior (Civil Resistance of Venezuelans Abroad) Dallas Chapter.     Wednesday: Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and other US-Latin America issues.....Listen in now at http://t.co/QcuTALFbjM. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) June 4, 2014  

The House’s Dirty 14 Who Opposed Sanctions On Venezuela – Revealed

For some reason, the media have been reticent about who the 14 members of Congress were who opposed sanctions on Venezuela's castroite Chavista regime. They passed, by a wimpy voice vote, but a letter shows that there were 14 members of the House on record as opposing them. The House sanctions in question weren't the […]

“Dialogo” without holding Maduro accountable for the deaths is wrong

(This is my new American Thinker post about Venezuela) There are talks underway in Venezuela, as reported by The Washington Post: "Venezuelan opposition leaders began a late-night meeting with President Nicolás Maduro and his cabinet Thursday in a possible first step toward ending two months of anti-government protests and street clashes that have left at least […]

The NYTimes should have spoken with the bishops before publishing Maduro’s Op Ed

My American Thinker post about The New York Times, President Maduro's Op-ed & the bishops in Caracas. In 48 hours, we've seen two rather different assessments of the situation in Venezuela. First, The NY Times opened its editorial page to President Maduro by publishing "A call for peace."  As I posted yesterday at Babalu, this op-ed […]

The New York Times should be embarrassed for printing Maduro’s op-ed

Let's file this one under the "no tiene nombre" category.  We've seen The New York Times print a lot of weird things over the years but this one is beyond belief. Today, The NY Times published an op-ed by Mr Nicolas Maduro and it's embarrassing. Here are a couple of samples: 1) The post is […]

“Los jovenes” are the face of the anti-Maduro movement

My new American Thinker post about young people and Venezuela: "Over the last month, I've seen pictures and videos about the demonstrations in Venezuela.  I am really impressed by the young people, from students to professionals to parents with small children. Just saw the story of Juan Requesens, a student who is the middle of […]

Maduro cracking heads and Obama “en otro planeta”

My new American Thinker post today discussed the growing government crackdown in Venezuela.....here is a portion of it: "Mr Maduro is banking on two things: 1)  The shameful indifference of so many other Latin American countries. The latest player in this shameful game of indifference is the president of Chile who said in a press […]

A report directly from Venezuela

We spoke on Friday night with Comandante Cazorla in Venezuela.  He updated the situation in his homeland. Michael Prada joined me to talk about the influence of Cuba in Venezuela. FRIDAY: Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela and other issues from the front pages.....Listen in now at http://t.co/uJ16TO4RHs. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 8, 2014  

Memories of Cuba and the current tragedy in Venezuela

We spoke with Victor Triay, Cuban American author, and Fausta Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, about Cuba, Pedro Pan, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Americans and the events in Venezuela. THE US-LATIN AMERICA SHOW OF THE WEEK....with Fausta Wertz & Victor Triay.....Listen in now at http://t.co/znKRKPQ6gN. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 27, 2014  

What if Obama had supported the protesters in Venezuela?

(This is my post at American Thinker) Once again, President Obama has missed a chance to put the US with the people of a country rebelling against a corrupt regime. Remember Iran in 2009?  Remember when Iranians took to the streets to protest a corrupt election?  President Obama stood silent and watched the regime commit atrocities. […]

A morning update from outside Caracas

We spoke Friday morning with Comandante Cazorla in Venezuela....he gave us a personal report plus information about the demonstrations outside of Caracas.   VENEZUELA UPDATE with Comandante Cazorla.......Listen in now at http://t.co/Gu6FuUgmE1. #BlogTalkRadio — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 14, 2014  

Venezuela and “se fue la luz” again

We can predict two things about life in Caracas: 1) President Maduro will blame everything on the merchants; and. 2) the lights will go out somewhere in the country. The lights went out again yesterday: "A power outage briefly darkened Venezuela’s capital and other parts of the country Monday night in what President Nicolas Maduro […]