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India, China, U.S., Complain Of Venezuelan Crude Oil Quality Issues

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, Venezuela’s Indian, Chinese, and American clients are complaining that crude shipments from PDVSA are poor in quality and are resulting in demands for discounts and returned shipments, according to a new report by Reuters, including interviews with over a dozen sources and supporting documents. The disputes involve the contamination […]

NAFTA Talks Heat Up As Trump Administration Takes Aggressive Stance On Autos

Trump’s NAFTA negotiators in recent days put forth a string of bold proposals on everything from auto rules of origin, a sunset clause, government procurement, and gutting dispute panels seen by the other nations as core to the pact. The moves were long-signaled, as was Canadian and Mexican opposition to them, but with a more […]

Puerto Rican Mayors Investigated For Hoarding Supplies For “Constituents Who Voted For Them”

Over the past couple of weeks, President Trump has taken a beating in the mainstream media for, among other things, suggesting that the mayor of San Juan had politicized federal disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricane Maria and that it was, in fact, local mayors and residents who were failing to help the recovery […]

Antifa Groups Plan Nationwide “Deface Columbus Day” Acts For Monday

Tomorrow’s Columbus Day celebrations could turn violent, as various “antifa” anarchist groups have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues during Monday’s holiday. According to PJ Media, at least five Christopher Columbus statues have already been vandalized in New York City in recent weeks, based on reports from Far Left Watch. In one […]

Maduro Visits Putin, Proposes Global Oil Trade In Rubles, Yuan

Three weeks after the US imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela in an effort to cripple its economy and choke the Maduro regime, which in turn prompted Caracas to announce it would no longer receive or send payments in dollars, and that those who wished to trade Venezuelan crude would have to do so in Chinese […]

Trump Tells Puerto Rico “You’ve Thrown Our Budget A Little Out Of Whack”

For the first time since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico with flash floods and 160 mph+ winds two weeks ago, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania traveled to San Juan on Tuesday to survey the damage and hold meetings about the relief effort with military and local officials. The appearance was meant to be […]

Catalonia… And Other Disasters

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, I’ve seen a lot of videos and photos of the Catalonia attempt to hold a referendum today (Tyler has a “nice” series of them), and what struck me most of all, apart from the senseless violence police forces were seen to engage in, is the […]

In Furious Tweetstorm, Trump Slams San Juan Mayor, Democrats, “Fake News” Over PR Disaster Response

Update (9:45 am ET): Cruz this morning tweeted out pictures of relief workers helping the people of San Juan, adding that the "we cannot be distracted by anything else" – what sounds like a subtle dig directed at Trump.   The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". […]

US Orders 60% Of Havana Embassy Staff To Leave After Wave Of Mysterious ‘Sonic Attacks’

Senior U.S. officials have told the Associated Press that the U.S. is pulling roughly 60% of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats – namely the unspecified sonic attacks that have caused injuries ranging from mild to severe in more than […]

FEMA Director Urges Americans To Develop “A True Culture Of Preparedness” But No One Is Listening

Authord by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, It looks like preppers aren’t that crazy after all. FEMA’s new director, Brock Long, has repeatedly said that Americans do not have a “culture of preparedness,” something that is much-needed with the startling uptick in natural disasters. Long has only been the director of FEMA since […]