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Seeing is believing: Congress writes to Iran, 2015, . . . and to Nicaragua, 1984

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Special to WorldTribune.com Courtesy of J. Michael Waller [Click on images to see full letter]    

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Popular mayor of Venezuela’s capital city arrested for plotting coup

Mayor Antonio Ledezma

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Under orders from President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan intelligence service agents on Feb. 19 stormed the office of Mayor Antonio Ledezma of the capital city Caracas and man-handled him in broad daylight without explanation […]

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China uses hard cash loans to surpass U.S. trade ties with Latin America

XiBling

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Prospecting for new trading partners, pressing for political influence in a vast region increasingly ignored by the United States, and possessed by a near unquenchable thirst for natural resources,the People’s […]

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Miami FBI office seeks Hizbullah financier with Venezuela passport

Ghazi Nasr Al Din

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com, Feb. 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — The United States is searching for an alleged financier of the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah. The FBI has been investigating an alleged financer of Hizbullah. The suspect was identified as Ghazi Nasr Al […]

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Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

Ali Akhbar Velayati.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President […]

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The joys of enforcing the Cuba embargo during the Reagan years

Special to WorldTribune.com [Following is a second excerpt from the new book, DIPLOMARINE]. See first excerpt: Terrorism and cocktail parties.] Timothy C Brown, PhD. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books on America’s foreign policies as seen from virtually every […]

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Venezuela’s Maduro in Beijing to beg for cash to save economy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Jan. 7.   / VOA / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com EastAsiaIntel.com President Nicholas Maduro arrived in Beijing this week with an urgent task. He is appealing to the Chinese government to deposit several more billion dollars into Venezuelan government’s bank account to save the economy. With the […]

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Terrorism and cocktail parties: A Marine reveals the real world of U.S. diplomacy

Diplomarine, by Tim Brown, Ph.D.

Special to WorldTribune.com [Following is an excerpt from the new book, DIPLOMARINE] Timothy C Brown, PhD. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books on America’s foreign policies as seen from virtually every angle save one — that of the poor […]

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Throwing a Christmas bone to Communist tyrannies: 1978 and 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations. Yet another enduring legacy of […]

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Western embassies close in Egypt amid ISIL terror threats

British embassy in Cairo.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Western embassies, amid threat of an Al Qaida-aligned attack, have been suspending operations in Egypt. At least two Western embassies have closed while others were restricting operations in Cairo. In a 24-hour period, Britain and […]

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