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The View from Europe: The Summit of the Americas and Venezuela – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The Summit of the Americas and Venezuela

David Jessop

David Jessop

Published on March 21, 2015- By David Jessop 

In a few weeks time President Obama will make a one day visit to Jamaica. There, in addition to a number of relatively brief national encounters, he will meet with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government.

This summit is a belated follow up to a promise the US president made in April 2009 when he met in Trinidad with regional leaders in the margins of the fifth Summit of the Americas. Since then there have been encounters with Vice President Biden, at which the predominant focus has been on security and energy; exchanges that at times have not been easy, as to a significant extent the US’s regional preoccupations have not been those of CARICOM, and the approaches discussed have lacked accompanying funding.
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Venezuela’s relations with Guyana – commentary

Venezuela’s relations with Guyana

Guyana -Venezuela - Disputed territoryMARCH 8, 2015 · BY Stabroek News – Editorial

The week before last Takuba Lodge issued a press release stating that Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez of Venezuela had raised an objection with the Country Manager of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd about the dispatch of an oil rig from Louisiana to an exploratory concession granted by the Government of Guyana.

The site identified for the drilling is called Liza, which is located off the coast of Demerara within the Stabroek Block. Needless to say, it is situated well within Guyana’s waters, and while Venezuela’s spurious claim to this country’s land space has never encompassed territory east of the Essequibo River, the Stabroek Block does extend into offshore Essequibo. The implications of this, one supposes, is the primary reason for Venezuela’s objection.

The latest protest from our western neighbour follows an ingrained pattern whereby it has attempted to thwart any major development on land or sea in Essequibo over the past few decades, be it a hydroelectric project, a spaceport, or an exploratory concession for oil.   Continue reading

U.S. declares Venezuela a threat, sanctions top officials

U.S. declares Venezuela a threat, sanctions top officials

Venezuela mapPosted By Stabroek News - On March 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States today declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials in the worst diplomatic dispute with the oil-rich country since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013.

President Barack Obama issued and signed the executive order, which senior administration officials said did not target the energy sector or Venezuela’s broader economy. The move raises tensions between Washington and the OPEC member just as U.S. relations with Cuba, another longtime U.S. foe in Latin America, are set to be normalized.

Declaring a country a national security threat is the first step in starting a sanctions regime. The same process has been followed with countries such as Iran and Syria, U.S. officials said.   Continue reading

Men Are ‘On Strike’ In The U.S.: What Are The Causes? – Dr. Helen Smith – 2 videos

Six Reasons Why Men Are Avoiding Marriage, with Helen Smith, Ph.D.

Men Are ‘On Strike’ Throughout The U.S.: What Are The Causes? – Helen Smith

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DOJ Ferguson Report exposes harassment and profit-driven racial policing

DOJ Report Concludes Ferguson Is Unconstitutional, Racist and Profit-Driven

Ferguson protests

Ferguson protests

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: TRUTHOUT

The Department of Justice found that the Ferguson Police Department was poorly trained and racially-biased. The DOJ also found Ferguson’s policing unconstitutional and profit-driven.

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Read DOJ Report: Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

—————– also  read

Yes, Black America Fears the Police – Here’s Why  

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Barack H. Obama is the Greatest President of Modern Times

Barack H. Obama is the Greatest President of Modern Times

President Obama

President Obama

By: Hrafnkell Haraldsson
PoliticusUSA.    Monday, December, 29th, 2014  

It is difficult to compare presidents outside of a narrow context of time. It is like trying to compare baseball players, like Ruth and Aaron, or football players, like Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning. For athletes, the games they play were different then; and for presidents, not only the country, but the world is different.

There is no way of knowing how a president today would have fared when faced with the prospect of the First or Second World War, or how they would have handled the advent of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. These are answers we can never have answered, and speculation is pointless. Despite any internal similarities, the external contexts cannot be ignored: Korea is not Vietnam and Vietnam is not Iraq.   Continue reading

Guyanese Online – List of Entries – Jan- Feb 2015

Guyanese Online – List of Entries – January- February 2015

Attached is a list of entries made for the months of January and February 2015.

Although followers receive all blog entries via e-mail, the list could be useful for locating and reviewing earlier entries, especially for the new followers of this blog website.

 Click to View:  Guyanese Online- Entries from Jan and Feb 2015

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Thank you for following Guyanese Online.

Cyril Bryan, Editor.

Netanyahu Undermines the US President Obama – Here are his motivations

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 07:12

Netanyahu Undermines the President, Ignores the US Constitution and Urges US Into War

  • MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT

abibiboehnerPicture: The Dick Cheney of Israel and his co-conspirator, John Boehner. (Image: DonkeyHotey)

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi was clearly furious in the wake of yesterday’s speech by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi). The Washington Post reported:

In a statement, Pelosi said she was “near tears” throughout the speech, “saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States . . . and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.”

Netanyahu’s speech was made before a special session of Congress on Tuesday. Remember that Netanyahu violated protocol by accepting a prearranged invitation from House Speaker John Boehner (normally the Senate jointly issues such an invite – and the president is consulted) to address the session – which many Democrats refused to attend.   Continue reading

The struggle of Venezuela against ‘a common enemy’ – John Pilger interview

The struggle of Venezuela against ‘a common enemy’

17 February 2015 – John Pilger interview

With a “slow motion coup” under way in Venezuela, John Pilger is interviewed for Telesur, the Latin American TV network, by Mike Albert.

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Albert: Why would the United States want Venezuela’s government overthrown?

Pilger: There are straightforward principles and dynamics at work here. Washington wants to get rid of the Venezuelan government because it is independent of US designs for the region and because Venezuela has the greatest proven oil reserves in the world and uses its oil revenue to improve the quality of ordinary lives. Venezuela remains a source of inspiration for social reform in a continent ravaged by an historically rapacious US.   Continue reading

China Accelerates Into the Future, Racing Past America with its “New Silk Road”

China Accelerates Into the Future, Racing Past America

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China  promoting  New Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road

A role reversal has occurred in this world as China is quickly surpassing the US in the innovative and economic world. With its increasing wealth, China is expanding its existence throughout the world.

In times past the common belief, especially in the minds of many Americans, was that China was a kind of primitive, backward country, one ruled with an iron fist by stodgy old leaders; that it was a country that found it very difficult to adjust to the modern-day world. At the same time, the U.S. was viewed as the leader of the world, creative, innovative, and visionary.   Continue reading

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