Jesus Torrealba, the head of the Mesa de la Unidad Democratica (MUD), announced today that Leopoldo Lopez, Antonio Ledezma and Daniel Ceballos would all be listed on ballots in this year’s anticipated parliamentary elections. 506 more words
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WHEN Muhammadu Buhari overthrew a democratically-elected government in a coup d”etat in 1983, Sani Abacha declared in his infamous radio broadcast: “(Our) health services are in shambles as our hospitals are reduced to mere consulting clinics without drugs, water and equipment.” 1,654 more words
"Venezuela president claims to have captured U.S. pilot accused of 'recruiting citizens to stage a coup'"
“An ‘American airplane pilot’ with ‘Latino roots’ has been detained by Venezuela’s government, accusing of spying and recruiting citizens to stage a coup, President Nicolas Maduro declared…. 64 more words
I remember watching a special on Phyllis Schlafly, the right wing maven and defeater of the Equal Rights Amendment. (Her most recent pronouncement is that women should earn less than men so they will get husbands.) Ann Coulter spoke on the show, talking about how beautiful Mrs. 835 more words
When Boko Haram operatives attacked a Nigerian military outpost near the village where I lived in northern Cameroon in 2011, locals condemned the assault. But they admitted that something had to be done about soldiers who, they said, regularly apprehended people and held them for ransom. 599 more words