Venezuela Fined For Nationalizing Their Own Oil. This Is What The TPPA Will Do To New Zealand

On Thursday 9 October, a three-member arbitration panel for the conveniently Washington-based International Centre For Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ordered South American country to pay $1.5 billion to oil giant Exxon for the 2007 expropriation of assets.  Not only has the ICSDID awarded this fine but Venezuela is battling another 20 or so similar […]

Let The Mayhem Commence: Venezuela Sets The Pace!

This is worth breaking my blog silence for (Sometimes the real world is just so glorious I can’t get my act together online). Venezuela just nuked the global finance world with a devaluation of it’s currency with46% . Even with Hugo Chavez in cancerous limbo it seems Venezuela can’t stop being naughty. The bad news […]

Chavez wins constitutional amendment vote

Venezuelans give a ‘yes’ vote to President Hugo Chavez seeking to extend his term in office and bolstering support for his Socialist party. Preliminary results in a referendum vote conducted Sunday showed that 54.36 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment to scrap electoral term limits, the National Electoral Council president Tibisay Lucena said early […]

Russian Navy Squadron heads to Venezuela: Deployment to Western Hemisphere unprecedented since Cold War

Just in case you are wondering who won in Georgia this should give you some idea. Putin is a master chess player and he played this game very well. The Russians now have a permanent presence in the Mediterranean, the Caspian basin and Iran. This is the direct result of the crazy gamble the US […]

War pimp alert: U.S. Fourth Fleet in Venezuelan Waters

By NIKOLAS KOZLOFF With U.S. saber rattling towards Venezuela now at its height, the Pentagon has decided to reactivate the Navy’s fourth fleet in the Caribbean, Central and South America. It’s a bold move, and has already stirred controversy within the wider region. The fleet, which will start patrolling in July, will be based at […]