No Podemos: Spanish Radical Leftists in Complete Poll Collapse

The radical leftist party Podemos (“We Can”) that took Spain by storm last year is suffering major poll losses leading into Spain’s parliamentary elections in November, a new government poll shows, as Spanish observers grow wary of socialism following the decline of the Greek economy.

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French Government Faces No-Confidence Vote

France’s Socialist government faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence Thursday over a key package of reforms designed to energise the country’s sluggish economy. The conservative opposition proposed the motion after Prime Minister Manuel Valls used a rare constitutional device

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Obama: Venezuela a U.S. National Security Threat, New Sanctions Imposed

President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Monday sanctioning seven high-level Venezuelan officials and declaring the nation a “national security threat,” according to Reuters. The actions follow weeks of accusations by President Nicolás Maduro that a bevy of American conspirators, including Vice President Joe Biden, are attempting to force a coup in his country.

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Journalists Detained for Reporting on Caracas Mayor Arrest

Following the shocking images of Venezuelan secret service (Sebin) agents storming the office of Antonio Ledezma, Mayor of Caracas, the Socialist national guard has heightened its surveillance of journalists, cameramen, and even bystanders with recording equipment to prevent further compromising images from being shared on social media.

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Venezuelan Security Head: Chávez Died Months Before Official Announcement

The former head of security for Venezuela’s Second in Command has defected to the United States, accused his old boss of running an international drug cartel, and now claims that deceased dictator Hugo Chávez Frías died months before the official announcement of his death, hidden from the public eye by current Venezuelan leaders who used his name to pass legislation convenient for them under Chávez’s name.

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Venezuelan Defector Says National Leader Runs Drug Cartel

A Venezuelan defector says his former boss, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, runs a secret drug cartel. Leamsy Salazar was a bodyguard and former head of security for Diosdado Cabello, the 2nd most powerful man in Venezeula’s socialist party.

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