Donald R. McClarey

They Probably Don’t Even Have a Starbucks!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   RIVERDALE, NY—31-year-old Darlene Austin has always been an avid supporter of socialism, but she recently had an eye-opening experience. “At a vegan cafe, I met a guy from Venezuela,”

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism is Death

  The last major water shortage in Venezuela was in February 2016, when authorities announced a weekend “maintenance” session designed to maintain sufficient water levels during a period of drought. An estimated three million in Caracas consequently went without water,

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Donald R. McClarey

Who Are They To Judge?

      No doubt quite a few members of the Antifa, being on the far left, are in sympathy with the current thuggish regime running Venezuela.  The latest from that tormented land:   While socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro continues

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PopeWatch: Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala of Barinas

    Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala of Barinas, vice president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference, speaks on the dire situation in Venezuela:     The representative of the bishops’ conference also addressed the Vatican-facilitated dialogue process that took place

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Freedom!

God help the gallant people in Venezuela who are standing up to their oppressors.

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PopeWatch: Venezuela

  The Pope has gone silent on Venezuela where a low level civil war is underway as desperate people take to the streets against their Castro wannabe government.  Father Raymond de Souza wonders why:     For a brief period,

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Persecution of Catholic Church in Venezuela

  If Pope Francis can spare time from global warming or cheer leading mass Islamic immigration to Europe, perhaps he could take a few minutes out of his schedule to address this:   Jesús Torrealba, the secretary general of Venezuela’s

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Venezuela and the Grand Duchy of Fenwick

  As his socialist regime is circling the toilet, Venezuela strongman Nicolas Maduro is raising the specter of US invasion:   Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has been claiming for months that most of his country’s problems are the result of

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Another Triumph For Socialism

    Venezuela continues to demonstrate that the further down the path of Socialism a nation treads, the closer it also comes to economic collapse: Here in the Caribbean port town of Barcelona, two premature infants died recently on the way

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PopeWatch: Venezuela

      The Pope is seeking to intervene in Venezuela, where, once again in the Third Word, a socialist regime has wreaked economic devastation:   Pope Francis has sent a “personal letter” to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in which

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Chavez Successors Out in Venezuela

The opposition in Venezuela won the Congressional midterm elections in Venezuela yesterday.  That is no surprise as the government of Nicolas Maduro has overseen an economy that has to be compared to North Korea in terms of folly.  At the

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Venezuelan Bishops Blast Marxist Government

  As the economic situation in Venezuela goes into freefall, and the comic opera Marxist government continues to show itself clueless, the Bishops of Venezuela have released a letter which should be mandatory reading for every Catholic.  Here is an

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Venezuela Rations Drinking Water

During the Cold War there was  a joke that made the rounds:  What would happen if the Soviet Union took over the Sahara Desert?  Nothing for fifty years and then there would be a shortage of sand.  The Venezuelan government is 

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The Long Lent of Venezuela

The current condition of Venezuela is symbolized by Stefanía Fernández, Miss Universe 2009, in a stunning photograph symbolizing her as her beloved country as it struggles to regain its freedom: The Vatican says it’s willing to help facilitate talks between Venezuela’s

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Rubio on Harkin, Cuba and Venezuela

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  Marco Rubio (R.Fla.) had been listening to Tom Harkin (D.Ia.), pro-abort “Catholic”, give a speech about his trip to Cuba in which he managed to completely ignore Communist oppression, and Rubio decided to reply.  It

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Socialism Never Works: Venezuela Edition

    It is painful to see a venerable superstition dying a hard death.  I am of course referring to the superstition of socialism.  Since the 19th century socialism has had an iron hold of  the mentalities of many elites, and

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Christmas Wishes from Hugo Chavez

Surely every parent has moments when he or she think that the toy obsession at Christmas has got far out of control. Some turn to religion, seeking to “put the Christ back in Christmas”, but that big, cuddly man of

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Should Chavez's Threats Against Colombia Be Taken Seriously?

The Los Angeles Times provides an interview with regional analyst Maruja Tarre, currently based in Caracas, Venezuela on how seriously Hugo Chavez’s saber rattling against Colombia should be taken: Should Chavez be taken seriously? Yes, says Maruja Tarre, former international

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Chavez Threatens War With Colombia

Tensions are mounting in Central America as Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez masses troops on the border with Columbia and tells his military to “prepare for war”. The Venezuelan ambassador to Bogota, Gustavo Marquez, said that the seriousness of the situation could

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