Ricardo Vaz, Author at GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Author: Ricardo Vaz

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Guaido ‘Appoints’ New Oil Executives as Trump Vows ‘All Options on Table’

Caracas (VZA) – Self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido announced he is naming new board members for state oil company PDVSA and its US subsidiary Citgo during a National Assembly session on Wednesday. “This is an historical agreement that protects Venezuelan assets abroad,” Guaido told press after the session. Chosen as head of the National Assembly on January 5, […]

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Evo Morales Calls for Global Support of Venezuela Peace Talks

La Paz (TSN) – In a continued call for peaceful dialogue, Bolivia says it will not be responsible for a war in Venezuela, President Evo Morales via a Twitter post-Monday. “We call on the presiding brothers of Latin America and the world to continue looking for a peaceful solution to the situation in Venezuela. We can not be responsible […]

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Iran: 27 Revolutionary Guards Killed in Suicide Bombing

Tehran (MEMO) – At least 27 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were killed in a suicide bombing in southeastern Iran. At least 27 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were killed in a suicide bombing in southeastern Iran, the country’s official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports. At least 20 others were injured in the attack in Sistan […]

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Ilhan Omar’s Tweet Storm: ‘Criticising AIPAC is Not Anti-Semitic’

Washington (MEE) – Following the election of Somali-American Ilhan Omar and Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib into the US Congress in November, the arrival of these two Muslim women in Washington has seen them closely scrutinized by opponents and critics over their willingness to challenge the political consensus. When Omar wrote in a tweet on Sunday night that members of […]

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Erdogan Says Venezuelan Gold Will be Processed in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that Venezuelan gold would be processed in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum. Speaking at a rally ahead of local elections on March 31, the president said Çorum would ugreach a new level in terms of gold trade amid reports that Venezuela sells most of its gold […]

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Russia Demands Turkey do More in Syria’s Idlib Region

Moscow (TM) – Russia has demanded that Turkey do more to tackle hardcore fighters in Syria’s Idlib province and fulfill promises it made as part of a deal with Moscow last year, Al Jazeera reported. Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels, and Russia, the Syrian government’s principal foreign ally, agreed in September to create a demilitarized zone in the […]

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Saudis Sought Vice Media’s Help to Build Media Empire

Riyadh (MEMO) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sought Vice Media’s assistance to build a sympathetic media empire, according to a report published Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. Riyadh had already taken on a smaller enterprise through a state-owned company to contract Vice to produce documentaries on hitherto reforms in the puritanical Wahabi kingdom, the Wall Street Journal reported. The country, […]

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China Says Only Venezuelans Can Solve Venezuela’s Issues

Caracas (TSN) – Venezuela should resolve its own matters itself via peaceful talks and China supports the international community’s efforts in this regard, the Chinese foreign ministry said. The ministry said while it supports the recent international efforts by some EU countries and others in Latin America, China still supports an internal resolution to the conflict away from […]

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Huawei is Being Targeted Because of the “Tech Arms Race,” Not the “Trade War”

Beijing (OR) – The US finally filed charges against Huawei and its detained CFO Meng Wanzhou. The accusations basically boil down to supposedly evading anti-Iranian sanctions and stealing technology from American competitors, zeroing in on some specific cases in order to advance the larger infowar narrative that this Chinese company is unofficially functioning as a strategic arm […]

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Terror Suspect Wanted by US Deported to Turkey by German Officials

Ankara (TM) – A Turkish man who is wanted for prosecution in the United States on terrorism charges has instead been deported by Germany back to his home country, US officials said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. The case concerns Adem Yılmaz, who was indicted under seal in 2015 on charges of participating nearly 10 years earlier […]

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