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Domino effect: Pompeo vows US will help uproot ‘authoritarianism’ in Nicaragua & Cuba

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The United States will help the people of Nicaragua and Cuba to resist “non-democratic regimes” in their countries, Mike Pompeo has said. His comments come as Washington steps up calls for a new government in Venezuela. The secretary of state responded in the affirmative when asked during an interview with Telemundo if the US would Read More

Venezuela crisis: US threats, border tensions & humanitarian aid provocations

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While the White House is applying maximum pressure on Maduro to force ‘humanitarian’ convoys into Venezuela, Juan Guaido sneaked into a concert in Colombia in hopes of returning to his supporters with a shipment of US aid. The US-backed, self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela set February 23 as his flashpoint date for a showdown with the Read More

‘People who hate Maduro often need humanitarian aid the least’ – Max Blumenthal

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The narrative about dictator Maduro starving his own people aims to split a polarized Venezuela where the poor still support the government, while those backing the opposition are cashing in on the crisis, Max Blumenthal told RT. Despite mainstream media painting a dire picture in which the entire Venezuelan society –of course, besides Maduro himself Read More

Stockholders of Resolute Energy Approve Merger with Cimarex Energy Co.

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DENVER, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Resolute Energy Corporation (NYSE: REN) (“Resolute” or the “Company”) today announced that at a special meeting of stockholders held earlier today, Resolute’s stockholders voted to approve the adoption of the merger agreement between Resolute and Cimarex Energy Co. (“Cimarex”).  15,950,431 shares voted in favor of the proposal to adopt Read More

Venezuelan border guards open fire on indigenous border community – reports

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At least one person is dead and several more injured after Venezuelan troops opened fire on civilians near the Brazilian border, opposition figures claim. The victims were reportedly helping move humanitarian aid into Venezuela. Video footage shot by opposition politician Americo De Grazia purports to show several of the wounded being treated in hospital. Between Read More

Trump says he'll maintain some troops in Syria, media says 400 ‘peacekeepers’ to stay

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The US plans to keep a total of 400 troops in Syria, half in the Kurd-held northern part of the country and half at the southeastern border, at Al-Tanf base, a media report says citing an administration official. Earlier, Washington said it was planning to downsize its military presence in the north of Syria to Read More

Fed says U.S. economy ended 2018 with solid but weakening growth

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WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy maintained “solid” growth through the second half of 2018, likely expanding “just under” 3 percent for the year, though consumer and business spending had begun to weaken, the Federal Reserve said on Friday in its semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress. FILE PHOTO: Flags fly over the Read More

China denies banning Australian coal, says imports continue as normal

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry has denied reports of putting restrictions on coal shipments from Australia. Delays in handling coal imports were due to stepped up inspections to protect the environment, it said on Friday. “In recent years, China Customs has found that some of the imported coal didn’t meet our environmental protection standards when it Read More

Deep 7.5-magnitude quake hits Ecuador-Peru border region

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QUITO/LIMA (Reuters) – A deep magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck the Peru-Ecuador border region early on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing tremors that the Ecuadorian president said were felt around the country. The quake’s epicenter was in a sparsely populated area 224 km (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, at a depth of 132 Read More

EIA’s new Key Statistics and Indicators section highlights long-term state energy data

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February 22, 2019 EIA recently released a new Key Statistics and Indicators section in the State Energy Data System (SEDS), EIA’s comprehensive source for annual state energy statistics. The new section makes complete time-series data by state easier to access and provides state rankings tables for the most current year. Data in the Key Statistics Read More