Sunday, December 15, 2019

MixedTimes - Frances Martel

Chile: Military Plane Flying to Antarctica Vanishes

Chile: Military Plane Flying to Antarctica Vanishes

President Sebastián Piñera of Chile confirmed reports early Tuesday of the disappearance of a Hercules C-130 military aircraft en route to Antarctica, describing the incident as an "accident.

Evo Morales Claims ‘Zionist’ Conspiracy Between Bolivia's Conservatives, Israel

Evo Morales Claims ‘Zionist’ Conspiracy Between Bolivia's Conservatives, Israel

Socialist ex-President Evo Morales accused the current interim government of Bolivia – in power because Morales chose to resign – on Sunday of "not respect[ing] liberty, dignity, and identity" for establishing friendly relations with and asking help from the "Zionist" government of Israel.

China: Concentration Camp Victims 'Graduated' from 'Vocational' Programs

China: Concentration Camp Victims 'Graduated' from 'Vocational' Programs

TheGlobal Times, a Chinese government propaganda newspaper, declared on Monday that "all" the victims of China's Muslim concentration camps had "graduated" from the camps' "vocational programs," furthering Beijing's claim that the concentration camps exist to help Muslims get better jobs.

Kim Jong-un Climbs Mountain Summit as North Korea Calls Trump a 'Dotard'

Kim Jong-un Climbs Mountain Summit as North Korea Calls Trump a 'Dotard'

The North Korean state newspaperRodong Sinmun published an extensive library of photos of Kim Jong-un on Thursday scaling Mount Paektu, the highest peak on the Korean peninsula and a key historical and spiritual site for both North and South Koreans.

Chinese Government Propaganda Urges Supporters to Burn Down White House

Chinese Government Propaganda Urges Supporters to Burn Down White House

ThePeople's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, and the government's CCTV broadcaster published images this week depicting Chinese people ransacking an inaccurate rendition of the White House, a call to violence in response to Washington supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters.

China: Robust Competition for Presidency in U.S. 'Pathetic'

China: Robust Competition for Presidency in U.S. 'Pathetic'

The Chinese government propaganda newspaperGlobal Times encouraged the world once again to turn away from healthy democratic norms and embrace the "harmony" of authoritarianism in a column Thursday, deriding the normal competition for the U.S.

El Salvador's Millennial President Touts Million-Dollar Freebies from China

El Salvador's Millennial President Touts Million-Dollar Freebies from China

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele announced a windfall of alleged "donations" from the Chinese government during a visit to Beijing Tuesday, a marked digression from Bukele hinting he may cut ties with China entirely upon assuming the presidency in February.

Communists Burn 'Devil Crazy Man' Trump Effigy in Hong Kong

Communists Burn 'Devil Crazy Man' Trump Effigy in Hong Kong

A small group of communists denounced the United States outside of its consulate in Hong Kong Tuesday, burning an effigy of President Donald Trump in a devil costume and trampling the American flag.

Report: Maduro Arming Thousands of Socialists with Military Weapons

Report: Maduro Arming Thousands of Socialists with Military Weapons

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed to have over 3 million armed socialist militia members at his disposal and ordered his defense minister to give out 13,000 military-grade firearms to "workers" in anticipation of an alleged attack by Colombia, the Spanish newspaperABCreported on Monday.

Hong Kong Leader: City Will Obey China Sanctions on U.S. Human Rights Act

Hong Kong Leader: City Will Obey China Sanctions on U.S. Human Rights Act

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed in remarks Tuesday that her government, appointed by Beijing, would follow Chinese sanctions on the U.S. Navy and American human rights groups following the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

Protesters Within China Defy Communists: 'Just Like You, Hong Kong'

Protesters Within China Defy Communists: 'Just Like You, Hong Kong'

Protesters in southern Guangdong province, China, took to the streets last week to demand the communist government not build a polluting crematorium near their town, adopting slogans common to the Hong Kong protest movement,Timemagazine noted on Monday.

Hundreds of Thousands Return to Hong Kong Streets, Invigorated by U.S. Support

Hundreds of Thousands Return to Hong Kong Streets, Invigorated by U.S. Support

Rally organizers said 380,000 people took the streets of Hong Kong Sunday for a protest themed "never forget" – a reminder to the city's government that the protest movement's victory in last week's district council elections would not silence their four democratic demands.

Brazil's Bolsonaro: Leonardo DiCaprio Funded Amazon Fires

Brazil's Bolsonaro: Leonardo DiCaprio Funded Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused actor Leonardo DiCaprio in a Facebook live video on Thursday of funding non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who later used his money to set the Amazon Rainforest on fire.

Korean Pop Stars Convicted of Gang Rape, Sharing Secretly Filmed Rape Videos

Korean Pop Stars Convicted of Gang Rape, Sharing Secretly Filmed Rape Videos

A Seoul court convicted singers Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon on Friday of several counts of sex crimes, including the gang rape of women during "drinking parties" and, in Jung's case, filming sex with ten women without their consent and sharing the videos with friends.

NGO: Venezuela Still Holding 397 Political Prisoners

NGO: Venezuela Still Holding 397 Political Prisoners

The regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela is still holding 397 political prisoners as of this Monday, a slight drop following an alleged "humanitarian" release of prisoners that also reportedly included common criminals.

Report: Hong Kong Officials Duped Beijing into Thinking Protests Were Unpopular

Report: Hong Kong Officials Duped Beijing into Thinking Protests Were Unpopular

Communist Party officials in Beijing were "extremely dissatisfied" with the landslide defeat of their candidates in this week's Hong Kong District Council elections and may be seeking to replace its local representatives in the region, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Tuesday.

China: Those Objecting to Muslim Concentration Camps Have 'No Conscience'

China: Those Objecting to Muslim Concentration Camps Have 'No Conscience'

China's Foreign Ministry accused human rights activists in America of having "no conscience" for condemning Beijing's use of concentration camps to commit genocide against Uyghur, Kazakh, and other Muslim ethnic minorities in western Xinjiang province on Wednesday.

Miami to Host America's First 'Concert Against Communism'

Miami to Host America's First 'Concert Against Communism'

Music industry icons in Miami, Florida, announced the organization of an unprecedented charity concert against communism scheduled for April 11, 2020 – in the heat of a presidential election in which several Democrat candidates have openly embraced socialist ideas.

Congressman: Chile Has 'Well-Founded Suspicion' Cuba, Venezuela Aiding Riots

Congressman: Chile Has 'Well-Founded Suspicion' Cuba, Venezuela Aiding Riots

Lawmaker Luis Pardo Sáinz told Breitbart News in an interview Thursday that authorities in his native Chile have "well-founded suspicions" that communists tied to the Castro regime in Cuba and allies of the rogue socialist regime in Venezuela are playing a role in ongoing violent protests.

China Considers Sanctions on U.S. for Hong Kong Human Rights Act

China Considers Sanctions on U.S. for Hong Kong Human Rights Act

China's state-runGlobal Timesnewspaper floated on Friday the possibility of "sanctions on individuals and entities" supporting Congress's bill protecting human rights in Hong Kong, despite China's years-long insistence that it opposes unilateral sanctions.

Bolivia Finds Jacuzzis, a Bunker in Evo Morales' Cuban 'Clinic'

Bolivia Finds Jacuzzis, a Bunker in Evo Morales' Cuban 'Clinic'

Police in La Paz, Bolivia, found expansive, luxurious amenities in a complex neighbors referred to as "Evo Morales' clinic" – presumably, where he went to receive medical care – but no actual signs that it was ever used to practice medicine, according to a local media report published this weekend.

Reports: Leftists Committing 'Acts of Terror' to Force Bolivians to Riot

Reports: Leftists Committing 'Acts of Terror' to Force Bolivians to Riot

Residents of poor communities in El Alto, Bolivia, are facing threats of violence or "fines" they cannot afford if they do not join socialist riots against the interim conservative government that replaced ex-President Evo Morales, local media reported on Friday.

Bashar al-Assad: Epstein Didn't Kill Himself

Bashar al-Assad: Epstein Didn't Kill Himself

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad told Russian television network Rossiya 24 in an interview Thursday that billionaire Jeffrey Epstein "was killed because he knew a lot of vital secrets.

Bolivia: Police Arrest Cubans Caught Paying Socialist Rioters

Bolivia: Police Arrest Cubans Caught Paying Socialist Rioters

Local civilians in El Alto, Bolivia, detained three Cuban nationals and handed them over to police on Wednesday, who found evidence that the foreigners were paying people to riot on behalf of the nation's socialist party.

Chinese State Media Claim Protesters Set Man on Fire in Hong Kong

Chinese State Media Claim Protesters Set Man on Fire in Hong Kong

Chinese state media published a graphic video on Monday showing a man doused in liquid and set on fire in Hong Kong, claiming — citing the Hong Kong police force — that protesters set him on fire for defending the Communist Party.

Bolivia: Leftists Launch 'Wave of Terror' After Evo Morales Resigns

Bolivia: Leftists Launch 'Wave of Terror' After Evo Morales Resigns

Leftist supporters resigning President Evo Morales set fires throughout Bolivia's major cities in protest late Sunday, unleashing what one local newspaper called a "wave of terror" in revenge against international pressure on Morales to step down.

Martel: A Goodbye to Astrologer Walter Mercado, Latin America's Most Respected Man

Martel: A Goodbye to Astrologer Walter Mercado, Latin America's Most Respected Man

To understand Hispanic culture, you must understand Walter Mercado. Mercado, a Puerto Rican astrologer millennials will most fondly remember for his daily segments on the Univisión sensationalist news program Primer Impacto in the 1990s, died on Saturday as arguably the most respected person in Latin America.

Paper Cranes and Tear Gas Mark 20 Weeks of Hong Kong Protests

Paper Cranes and Tear Gas Mark 20 Weeks of Hong Kong Protests

Police injured at least two journalists, flooded a pharmacy with tear gas, and used water cannons and rubber bullets against peaceful demonstrators in Hong Kong on Sunday, the 21st weekend since protests began in June.

Pro-Erdogan Turkish Media: U.S. 'Big Boss of Global Terrorism'

Pro-Erdogan Turkish Media: U.S. 'Big Boss of Global Terrorism'

Yeni Safak, one of Turkey's largest and most belligerent Ottoman imperialist newspapers, boasted a column by its editor-in-chief on its English-language page Sunday morning calling America and Israel the "big bosses of global terrorism.

Report: China to Remove Hong Kong Chief in March

Report: China to Remove Hong Kong Chief in March

The Chinese Communist Party is preparing a plan to remove Carrie Lam, the least popular chief executive in Hong Kong history, but will wait some time so as to not appear to be ceding to protests, theFinancial Times reported on Wednesday.

Interpol Will Host 2021 Meeting in Erdogan's Lawless Turkey

Interpol Will Host 2021 Meeting in Erdogan's Lawless Turkey

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency announced Tuesday that the country will host the 2021 Interpol General Assembly, a victory for a nation Voice of America called the "most prolific abuser" of Interpol's Red Notice system.

Venezuela: Riots in Ecuador, Chile Signal Coming 'Bolivarian Hurricane'

Venezuela: Riots in Ecuador, Chile Signal Coming 'Bolivarian Hurricane'

Diosdado Cabello, a U.S.-sanctioned drug trafficker and one of Venezuela's most powerful socialist henchmen, took credit for the violent riots that have consumed Ecuador and Chile this month, calling them the "little breeze" of a coming "Bolivarian hurricane" during a weekend rally.