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Venezuelan Protests Turn Violent as Lopez Faces Arraignment

By Nathan Crooks and Jose Orozco



 Feb 19, 2014 6:07 PM PT 








Photographer: Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images


Protesters light fires during an anti-government demostration in Caracas on Feb. 19, 2014.










Gunfire broke out in parts of Caracas as President Nicolas Maduro addressed the nation and opposition chief Leopoldo Lopez faced arraignment at a military prison for his role in deadly protests that started last week.





Shots were heard in the Altamira neighborhood near a public plaza where hundreds of students gathered earlier in the evening.








 Maduro, in a nationally broadcast address, accused the opposition of fomenting violence and said Lopez, head of the Voluntad Popular party, agreed to surrender when he was taken by National Guard troops yesterday.







Lopez, 42, was expected to be arraigned at the Ramo Verde military prison outside Caracas tonight. 



A federal court in the capital moved the hearing to the military site, which holds political opponents of former President Hugo Chavez, to ensure Lopez’s s…

For Venezuelan Regime, the Party’s Over

By Roger F. Noriega



Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Filed under: World Watch










With intensifying unrest and the Maduro regime fighting a losing battle for survival, it appears that Hugo Chávez’s ‘Bolivarian revolution’ will outlive him by about a year.













Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is fighting a losing battle to salvage his regime, and student demonstrations that will continue today are only one of his problems.



 As details of his government’s bankruptcy are made public, his political base will continue to splinter. 



And as he follows Cuban advice to use brute force against peaceful demonstrators, the nationalist military will find the growing violence intolerable. 




In short, Maduro’s condition is terminal.





According to a source in Venezuela’s Central Bank, the country’s international reserves have dwindled to $21 billion — less than half the reserves of Colombia, an economy of the same size. 




Worse yet, $12 billion of Venezuela’s dwindling reserves is in the form of gold that is claimed by Chi…

China planea el envío de 100.000 policías de élite antimotines para ayudar a Maduro

19/02/2014   




















CHINA PLANEA ENVIAR 100.000 POLICIAS PERTENECIENTES A LAS FUERZAS DE ELITE ANTIMOTINES PARA APOYAR EL GOBIERNO DE NICOLAS MADURO EN EL CONTROL DE LA REBELION POPULAR







Publicado por: Paola en Politica, Sentir Venezolano










SEGÚN INFORMACIONES FILTRADAS POR HACKERS RUSOS SE HAN HECHO DE CONOCIMIENTO POR LA RED DE INTERNET QUE SE ESTA MOVIENDO INFORMACION A TRAVES DE LAS CANCILLERIAS DE VENEZUELA Y CHINA PARA RECIBIR APOYO EN EL ESCENARIO DE REVUELTAS POPULARES QUE SE ESPERAN EN LOS PROXIMOS DIAS EN TODOS LOS ESTADOS DEL PAIS.







Se ha hecho del conocimiento a través de las redes de información que operan varios hackers que se están moviendo negociaciones a través de las cancillerias de Venezuela y de China el ofrecimiento a enviar 100.000 tropas de elite pertenecientes a la policía antimotines del gobierno asiático, ya que estos ven con gran preocupación el riesgo que corren sus intereses económicos y acuerdos comerciales que fueron suscritos por ambos gobiernos desde el periodo pres…

ANONYMOUS SPONSOR SUBSIDIZES IPO GLOBAL PINEAPPLE CONFERENCE (Tampa Bay) Registration Fee

Carlsbad, California 




February 19, 2014













A major gift to the International Pineapple Organization (IPO) by a Sponsor wishing to remain anonymous has allowed the IPO to pass along savings to the Global Pineapple Community.















The sponsor paid down the $350.00 registration fee on the 100 tickets outstanding for the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Tampa Bay) by $100.00 usd making for a $10,000.00 usd. pledge to the IPO.














The anonymous donor was quoted as saying "The important effort that the International Pineapple Organization (IPO) is making and the service provided needs this important jump start".










The meeting in Tampa, Florida on the 19th and 20th of March 2014 will bring together major stakeholders from the Pineapple Supply Chain.







Among the topics to be addressed , will be a special presentation by Patricia A. Petrella, Marketing Specialist, Promotion and Economics Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program on the potential creation of a Pineapple Research and Promotion Board.












IPO Executi…

BOAT CRUISE PLANNED FOR IPO GLOBAL PINEAPPLE CONFERENCE (Tampa Bay) March 20, 2014

A Private Tour of the Port Tampa Bay facilities on board vessel Bay Spirit II is part of the Agenda ....









Attendees of the IPO Global Pineapple Conference (Tampa Bay) scheduled for Thursday March 20, 2014 will be treated to a close up view of Port Tampa Bay onboard the vessel Bay Spirit II.














Register now:


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Safeway Says It’s In Discussions on Possible Sale

By Leslie Patton 


 Feb 19, 2014 1:18 PM PT 





Safeway Inc. (SWY), the second-largest U.S. grocery-store chain, said it is in discussions about a potential sale of the company.






An agreement on a transaction hasn’t been reached, and there is no assurance a deal will be completed, the Pleasanton, California-based company said today in a statement. 




The retailer also said it plans to distribute its remaining 37.8 million shares of the Blackhawk gift-card business to Safeway investors and explore ways to monetize its 49 percent stake in Mexican retailer Casa Ley SA de CV.








Safeway has been simplifying its operations and recently sold its 72 Dominick’s stores in the Chicago area after divesting its Canadian business and conducting an initial public offering of Blackhawk in 2013. The chain has struggled to boost sales amid competition with big-box retailers as well as natural and organic-food sellers.










Safeway rose 2.6 percent to $35.50 at 4:09 p.m. in late trading in New York



Shares of the company g…

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