Democracy Losing Ground in Venezuela – U.S. State Department Responds…

The outcome for a peaceful democratic Venezuela looks less likely today after dozens of pro-Maduro armed militia (‘protesters’) stormed the opposition-controlled National Assembly in Caracas and began attacking politicians.  At least 12 politicians and several journalists are said to have been wounded.

Events unfolded as socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was speaking at another part of the capital during a military parade to commemorate Independence Day.  At least 90 people have died in violent clashes at near-daily demonstrations in the past three months.

(U.S. State Dept.) The United States condemns the July 5 attack on members of the Venezuelan National Assembly by armed supporters of the government of President Nicolas Maduro. This violence, perpetrated during the celebration of Venezuela’s independence, is an assault on the democratic principles cherished by the men and women who struggled for Venezuela’s independence 206 years ago today.

We call on the Venezuelan government to immediately provide for the protection of the National Assembly, ensure those injured in today’s attack are able to receive medical attention, and bring the attackers to justice. We urge all sides in Venezuela to refrain from violence.

The United States deplores the Venezuelan government’s increasing authoritarianism, and the convocation of a National Constituent Assembly designed to undermine Venezuela’s democratic institutions, including the National Assembly.

We join nations across the hemisphere and call upon the government of Venezuela to live up to commitments it made in the Vatican-facilitated dialogue process last fall to hold free, fair, and credible elections immediately, respect the constitution and the National Assembly, provide for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners, and tend to the humanitarian needs of the Venezuelan people. (link)

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84 Responses to Democracy Losing Ground in Venezuela – U.S. State Department Responds…

  1. Joe Knuckles says:

    Leftists would be doing the same thing here we f they thought they could get away with it.

    Liked by 28 people

    • The Devilbat says:

      The Venezuelan people had their guns taken away when the communist-socialist government went into power. I wonder why??? There’s a lesson to be learned from that.

      Venezuela was a wealthy country where most people had a good standard of living. What you are seeing today is the end result of communism dressed up as socialism. The people are starving. Crime is rampant. Caracas is an extremely dangerous place.

      To understand just how bad things are there, the Caracas Zoo was attacked by starving people who slaughtered all the animals for meat. Nothing in Venezuela is working. Even the post office is completely non-functional.

      Venezuela is a 100% disaster that is being almost completely ignored by the mainstream media due to its not fitting the globalist-communist agenda of their masters.

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    • You mean like maybe at a baseball game ? Hmmmmm.

      Liked by 3 people

    • tails6 says:

      Would not be a surprise if they attempt to take down a US city in the next 3 years. I can see it getting much worse as the libs lose more of their ill gotten power.

      Liked by 3 people

      • hypnotique59 says:

        They are going all out for an entire state…. California. Should be very interesting times ahead. (praying for all the peeps in CA.)

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  2. fangdog says:

    Had Hillary been elected we would be on our way to Venezuela in some shape manner or form.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. stillers213 says:

    Just another in a long line of socialist failures.

    Liked by 9 people

    • What many do not understand is, what we see as a “socialist failure” they see as a success. Please understand they want to destroy countries and subjugate people. Oppression is what they live for! THEY ARE EVIL!!!!

      Liked by 9 people

      • formerdem says:

        Yeah, I read in El Pais that the Colombian guerrillas (who have been given a guaranteed voice in the legislative body by the peace process) admire Venezuela. Some Colombians are wondering how that is going to work out once they join the legislature

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    Bernie Sanders, Barry from Hawaii, Hollywood, Elizabeth Warren’s utopia is dying a slow and painful death! The fact that the US is Energy Independent and in the business of selling energy all over the world, a country like Venezuela will never recuperate under their socialist/communist system of government.

    Let this be a sign to Putin and Russia of what can happen to them if they continue the BS that they have been doing recently. We can destroy them rather easily by taking the entire world market away from them! Suck on that Vlad for a minute as you prepare to meet with our Lion tomorrow!

    Liked by 13 people

  5. Lottacats says:

    Obamaworld

    Liked by 9 people

    • quintrillion says:

      Cuban thugs and the Colombian drug cartel influences. The VP is an international drug trafficker & has been sanctioned by US Treasury. There are also sanctions on the justices of the Venezuelan supreme court. socialist/communism is designed as rule by the most ruthless criminal mob. They get into power by lies and promises then suppress the people and steal the wealth to live like kings while the people are beaten down and starved. Brutal and ugly misery for all but the mob.

      Yet the rioting useful idiots at the G20 ‘welcome to hell’ riots are free to choose responsibility of hell and they want hell. Why not parachute them all into Venezuela and Cuba so they will feel right at home.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4670214/Hamburg-braces-major-pre-G20-protest-leaders-land.html

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      • quintrillion says:

        should be …responsibility or hell and they want hell. (typo)

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      • cbjoasurf says:

        The rioters would disperse in under 5 minutes if the police were to restore order with live ammo on those committing violent acts and assaults. Just a few rock or bottle throwers would do the trick

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        • formerdem says:

          The police are on the same side as the rioters. Maduro’s side. Remember the Berkeley riot where the police took the side of the demonstrators? That is the deal. Somebody SAW a kidnapping take place, they FILMED it, and went to tell police, and realized it was the same people.

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      • Doug says:

        dont forget about the passports for iranians

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  6. MIKE says:

    Read it and weep, UNIPARTY. This is where you were so sure you were taking us, until Nov. 8 2016. And be sure, if you come for our guns, you will get the ammo first. You lost, get over it.
    Banksters, beware. Control our currency at your own risk, feds.

    Liked by 9 people

  7. Publius2016 says:

    A country with the largest oil reserves in the world suffers under the brutal hands of corruption and “communism.” Venezuela has all the natural resources needed to feed their people but now there are reports of barbarism and starvation all over the country. The solution is the complete rejection of the Venezuelan government’s policies and a return to private property and private industry. No one will plow the field or bake the bread when the heavy hands of government takes all the profit.

    Liked by 10 people

    • jbrickley says:

      Since 2007 at least, Venezuela seized the private property and assets of 60+ oil companies. That included oil rigs, oil fields, heavy equipment, processing facilities, etc. They even seized a GM plant and Exxon Mobil assets. That’s billions and billions of property. In 2014 Exxon Mobil was awarded $1.6 billion for seized assets but who knows if they actually got the money. Who knows if these properties are even being run anywhere close to peak production. All the highly skilled foreign oil workers left the country. Next, the USA started drilling and fracking like mad and then OPEC started dumping oil on the open market. The price of oil plummeted and that is when Venezuela was in serious trouble. They no longer have an agriculture market and depended almost entirely on oil to fund their country. Whoops…

      So like in Africa, large farms were seized but the warlords didn’t know how to farm and then the economy tanked, inflation went insane, and the people are starving.

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    • formerdem says:

      it would work but how are they supposed to get there? And why would government care if nobody bakes the bread? They have oil money. If the entire country dies out the people at the top are rich anyway.

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    • piper567 says:

      while at PT several wks ago, there was a lengthy documentary on Venezuela playing in a treatment area.
      Gosh, its an incredibly beautiful Country, unbelievable biodiversity/topography. Just breathtaking.
      What a crying shame is hateful ideology.

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  8. Bouchart says:

    Berniezuela

    Liked by 8 people

  9. reenahovermale says:

    I’m beginning to wonder why we haven’t rained leaflets on how to make your own zip gun into some of these places that have had their guns taken away from them. Heck, maybe even a CNC or 3D printer airlifted, ya know. 😉

    Liked by 3 people

    • The Devilbat says:

      Great Idea. During WWII the allies dropped dirt cheap, stamped metal, one shot pistols to the French resistance. The gun was called the FP-45 Liberator. It was mass produced and was super crude. It fired a single .45 pistol round. The idea was for a resistance member to shoot a German soldier in the back and steal his weapon/s.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator

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      • piper567 says:

        Devilbat…Those resistance members were braver than I: I’d be too frightened to fire anything that looks like that. Maybe throw it at someone’s head, but fire it?
        Scary.
        A charitable thought though, and one which recognizes a problem our Founders knew well enough to prevent.

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    • NickD says:

      Or how to build a cottage industry for Sten guns

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Piper says:

    Good grief- this world is such a lost cause!
    Trump is my only bright light and in the darkness, if the Good Lord let’s him be taken from this world then I will soon follow- the whole world sucks!

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    • Andy Capp says:

      Why are these idiots not protesting the invasion of the Muslim hordes and the assault and rape of German ( their) women. Is it that communist’s, Liberals and Islam are all of the same cloth?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Andy Capp says:

      I know exactly what you mean. I am not American but I consider Donald MY President, I helped more than a lot to elect him of that I am positive. I am glad I lived to see this happen.

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  11. georgiafl says:

    Socialists/communists are always thugs. Violent, vile and vulgar thugs.

    Socialism/communism is an oligarchy system – poverty for the many, power and wealth for the corrupt tyrannical elite.

    Socialism/communism has one set of laws for the many, no laws for the few elite.

    Always has been always will be.

    Liked by 7 people

    • jefcool64 says:

      “But true communism never been tried!”
      The necessary step of socialism turns into the same system every time. So…yeah that’s communism until proven otherwise.

      Liked by 5 people

      • G. Combs says:

        “But true communism never been tried!”

        Well yes it has. See: The Great Thanksgiving Hoax
        “In his History of Plymouth Plantation, the governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry for years because they refused to work in the field. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with “corruption,” and with “confusion and discontent.” The crops were small because “much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable.” […]
        After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, “they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop.” They began to question their form of economic organization.

        This had required that “all profits & benefits that are got by trade, traffic, trucking, working, fishing, or any other means” were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, “all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock.” A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take only what he needed.

        This “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving. Bradford writes that “young men that were most able and fit for labor and service” complained about being forced to “spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children.” Also, “the strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was weak.” So the young and strong refused to work and the total amount of food produced was never adequate.

        To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of the famines.[…]

        Funny how that version of Thanksgiving is never taught in our SOCIALIST indocrination centers aka public schools.

        If you want to check the quotes: William Bradford:
        from History of Plymouth Plantation, c. 1650

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        • piper567 says:

          regardless of what you think of Rush Limbaugh, he tells this story every year at Thanksgiving.
          At least he once did. Haven’t listened to him for any years.

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      • The Devilbat says:

        WRONG. Communism was tried in the colonies of Virginia way back before Karl Marx was born. The idea was for the colonists to share everything and own nothing.

        Human nature being what it is, everyone did very little planting of crops or any hard work as they figured that they would be able to share with everyone else.

        That winter many of them starved to death. The governor realizing what had happened changed the rules to allow people to sell their surplus. After this they all thrived.

        Although they never called it communism, but that is exactly what it was. It failed miserably.

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    • JAS says:

      ^^^^^THIS^^^^^

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    • G. Combs says:

      Socialism/communism = Feudalism with a new coat of paint.

      Karl Marx even let that slip.

      “The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,’ and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, callous ‘cash payment.’ “
      ― Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

      It was never ever about freeing the peasants, who Marx had utter contempt for. It was about THE ELITE returning the peasants to serfdom by attacking the bourgeoisie, the middle class.

      Marx and Engel saw the masses as scum

      Marx an Engels, 14. August 1879
      (German)
      “Als wir heut morgen im Hôtel de l’Europe anfrugen, traf es sich glücklich so, daß grade 60 Franzosen sich auf die Abreise vorbereiteten, während andrerseits die mit frischem Menschenkehricht belasteten steamers noch nicht eingetroffen.”

      (English)
      “When this morning we inquired at the Hotel de l’Europe, fortunately it so happened that 60 Frenchmen were preparing to leave, while on the other hand the steam ships loaded with fresh human debris had not arrived yet.”
      http://marxwords.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_archive.html

      The OLD google translate of the last Marx quote is even worse: (google has since changed it, gee I wonder why….)

      “When we anfrugen** this morning at the Hôtel de l’Europe, it happened so happy that grade 60 French were preparing to depart, while on the other hand the loaded with fresh human waste steamers not yet arrived
      ** erfrugen = inquire (for)

      More indepth analysis HERE

      Liked by 4 people

      • vfm#7634 says:

        Socialism is far worse than feudalism. Europe survived on feudalism for hundreds of years. Socialism, otoh…

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  12. jefcool64 says:

    Maduro is sending his brown shirts after opponents now.

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  13. NJF says:

    Speaking of “socialism for thee” liberals.

    Liked by 8 people

  14. doubledenvy says:

    Did anyone here Listen to Linda Sarsou ‘s speech today , where she says to “Wage Jihad against President Trump”. Do your job Jeff Sessions ! Tired of this CRAP!!

    Liked by 6 people

    • NJF says:

      Disgusting.

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    • rhcrest says:

      I know I am getting really frustrated too with all the threats against the President and it’s like between the SS and Jeff Sessions everything just slides just like before. If that was someone saying that against obama they would have been immediately arrested.

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    • Steve in Lewes says:

      So DD, did you read the article you just commented on?
      What would you have Sessions do, go after PDJT’s political opposition ala Maduro. For crying out loud, she is expressing her view, albeit I don’t agree with it, but as we have seen with the Antifa crap, I don’t like shutting people down who express a different opinion than me, do you?

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      • rhcrest says:

        Steve, she declared war-jihad- on President Trump! Just like you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater you can’t threaten a president! That goes way beyond expressing your opinion!!!

        Liked by 4 people

      • doubledenvy says:

        Steve , with all due respect , I aspire to a civil society, which is not inventing the wheel, For those Arty Smart that want to posit that this is the 21st century and all the revisionist history and globalists multicultural BS , make up your friggin mind or turn on the Clown News Network and feast your eyes on Hamburg today , for you fools are fine with the Bread and Circuses , Steve. 200,000 are projected tomorrow so get the popcorn ready. I am of Age when America was great , Shining light on the hill, and I must say the smartest thing I ever did was to move to the Redoubt of Bitterroot Mountain area, doesn’t mean I am not rooting for you. Bro , Stand for something or fall for anything. Out.

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      • Sherlock says:

        Steve, you’re putting far too fine a point on it. We all know in this day and age what someone means when they say what she said. If you don’t you haven’t been paying terribly close attention. Secret Service needs to visit her.

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      • Right now at least, I do not think she is political opposition.

        However, she did just ask for a holy war against the POTUS ala her “religion”…no pun intended. Words have meaning and actions have consequences.

        Maybe a war of words, maybe a nut job like the one who shot at the Congressional baseball team might see differently. She should at least rate a visit by the Secret Service.

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  15. MOA says:

    Who could care less.
    Latin American cultural failures are as common as sunsets, you can’t change a culture.
    Arm everyone, the winners form a govt.
    The State Dept shouldn’t even be there because I’ll be paying for their accommodation allowance.

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  16. alliwantissometruth says:

    Yep, communism / socialism looks good in theory, but due to human nature, it never has & never will work for the people. Human beings don’t work that way. Greed, power & ego always get in the way, which in turn leads to totalitarianism, oppression & bloodshed

    Power corrupts, period, & without the checks & balances of a government of, by & for the people, power will never relinquish it’s corrupt grip & will simply steal until there’s nothing left

    Our biggest problem today is our schools turning our children into non-thinking leftist lemmings, who demand communism / socialism without having any idea what that really means

    In communistic / socialistic countries they’re able to keep power by fraud & military might, although the “men” in these military’s are not men at all, they’re thugs. What kind of “men” oppress, terrorize & kill their own people?

    Yet here in the USA we have a constitutional republic, where checks & balances keep it somewhat honest & it’s hard for tyranny to get it’s footing

    But for how long? How long before these brainwashed nitwits begin voting for their new slavery in massive numbers?

    Yeah, Trump is President & yeah, there’s been a resurgence of patriotism, but our children are still being indoctrinated from a young age as the Marxist left still has total control of our school system

    That’s how they win here in the long run, if we don’t squash it now. We’ve seen what goes on in our streets these days, & it’s only going to get worse if we continue with this charade of moral & political relativism

    Young minds need the guidance of their parents, not some radical Marxist strangers, & we’d better learn that ourselves, & quickly

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  17. Donna of Oregon says:

    Maduro grew up in a family of moderate means in Caracas, where his father was engaged in leftist politics and the labour movement. His own early interest in left-wing politics led Maduro to pursue training as an organizer in Cuba rather than a university education. While working as a bus driver in Caracas, he became a representative in the transit workers union and rose through its ranks.

    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Nicolas-Maduro

    Maduro is another ‘community organizer’.

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    • G. Combs says:

      ‘community organizer’ = Covert Influence Agent

      “Sydney Hook, an American communist, who studied his faith in Soviet schools for foreigners, later rejected Soviet totalitarianism and went on to craft a career as a “philosopher,” explained the necessity for Lenin to practice conspiracy, covert influence, and infiltration:

      Infiltration into the key positions of trade unions, cooperatives, and citizens’ groups must be skillfully planned especially in sensitive areas. Sympathizers and fellow- travelers are to be groomed to show a false face to the enemy. Popular issues are to be exploited to fan discontent with the status quo into raging hostility.

      “The Russian Revolution ingrained in the Bolshevik veterans, who were, after the Revolution, the new Soviet government, a culture of conspiracy and covert methods probably unmatched in any ruling government in modern history. The innate dishonesty required to conduct covert conspiratorial espionage was imbued in each and every Bolshevik during the revolutionary years, and was suffused throughout the entire history of the Soviet Communist Party and all its satellite parties.

      […]Thus, the Bolsheviks, from the top to the bottom, knew about covert, clandestine, and, in their own words, conspiratorial operating techniques. They immediately instituted a network of illegals, working around the world, under various covers, not just official Soviet, or diplomatic covers. This mode of political operations was ingrained in the Bolsheviks. They understood and practiced clandestine tradecraft, and continued to do so, after their victory in 1917. ..

      Just as he had distributed ideological bombs covertly during the Russian Revolution, using the network of covert operators the Russian Communist Party had nurtured, he now turned his attention west.

      While he saw Western Europe as ripe for revolution, in the wake of the destructive world war just ended, he also realized that the United States was a sleeping giant that had been awakened by its first foray into a European war. He began planning his strategy for spreading the revolution to North America. The Red Army in tatters, along with much of the rest of the European continent’s forces, Lenin and his minions focused on what they knew best: covert actions. …

      From the book Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America by Kent Clizbe former CIA and Red Diaper Baby.

      The book is well worth the read if you hate Political Correctness.

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  18. William Ford says:

    U.S. should clandestinely arm the pro Democracy rebels trying to overthrow Maduro and his thugs.

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  19. Donna in Oregon says:

    America should stay out of this. Keep relations as they are, distant. We already pay big bucks to the Organization to the American States. Have them take care of it, it’s what they get paid to do.

    http://www.oas.org/en/about/who_we_are.asp

    According to the State Dept. we paid them $60 million in 2016.

    Check out this list. I can’t believe how much money the State Dept hands out to all these world agencies. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) $1,508,067,996

    LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, THE CONGRESS IS WORRIED ABOUT THE BUDGET SO WE CAN’T GET $10 BILLION FOR A WALL, BUT THEY ALLOW THIS TO BE SPENT ON THE UNITED NATIONS IN 2016!!!!

    U.S. Contributions to International Organizations in FY 2016
    https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/267550.pdf

    United Nations (UN) 659,487,647
    United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) 750,000
    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 514,219,804
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 1,494,990
    United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 2,000,000
    United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) 4,000,000
    United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) 5,445,345
    United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) 811,387
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 113,642,920
    United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) 14,188,938
    United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN
    Women) 11,200,000
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 24,215,077
    United Nations Forum on Forest (UNFF) 400,000
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 6,925,000
    United Nations Global Geodetic Information Management (UN-GGIM),
    International Association of Geodesy (IAG), International Federation of Surveyors
    (FIG) 886
    United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) 700,000
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) 495,050
    United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) 16,139,055
    United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) 211,913,870
    United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) 66,252,919
    United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) 6,349,426
    United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (UNICTY) 14,627,474
    United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) 247,524
    United Nations Mechanism For Internationals Criminal Tribunals (UNMICT) 3,459,336
    United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) 250,000
    United Nations Mission For Referendum In the Western Sahara (MINURSO) 19,807,898
    United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) 72,668,066
    United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) 315,474,482
    United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
    (MINUSMA) 274,531,688
    United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central
    African Republic (MINUSCA) 309,008,861
    United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 22,241,564
    United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 65,145,000
    United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on
    Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC) 157,000
    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 68,700,958
    United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) 93,521,602
    United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of
    the Congo (MONUSCO) 456,251,614
    United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) 9,414,816
    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 67,886,566
    United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin 106,792

    And just in case American taxpayers haven’t paid enough to the United Nations in 2016:

    United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
    (UNRWA) 359,498,574
    United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) 97,866,027
    United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) 147,187,562
    United Nations Victims of Torture (UNVFVT) 6,550,000
    United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human
    Rights (UN-VFTC) 1,100,000
    United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) 453,007,802
    Universal Postal Union (UPU) 2,609,000
    Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use
    Goods and Technologies (WA) 482,006

    World Customs Organization (WCO) 4,335,497
    World Food Program (WFP) 1,393,973,328
    World Health Organization (WHO) 341,275,815
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 573,117
    World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 20,443,197
    World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) 193,969
    World Trade Organization (WTO) 23,201,186

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  20. armie says:

    Damn! Stormed by a mob, and a dozen wounded. It’s almost like being a Republican.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Neural says:

    Venezuela is spiraling out of control, with millions of people starving, looking for help, and seeking new places to live.

    If we aren’t careful, and don’t get a wall up fast, we’re going to look just like Europe does with the floods of “refugees” from Syria. There’s practically a highway between South American and our border.

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  22. yy4u says:

    “The outcome for a peaceful democratic Venezuela looks less likely today after dozens of pro-Maduro armed militia (‘protesters’) stormed the opposition-controlled National Assembly in Caracas and began attacking politicians. At least 12 politicians and several journalists are said to have been wounded.”

    And this is different from Democrats/AntiFA/Soros inspired “protesters” HOW?

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