“Trump” – Google News: Donald Trump’s UK trade promises are hot air – his aim is Brexit chaos – The Guardian

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Donald Trump’s UK trade promises are hot air – his aim is Brexit chaos  The Guardian If Boris Johnson believes the US will shower rewards on Britain he is mistaken, says former State Department official Michael H Fuchs. “Trump” – Google News

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump prepares desperate last ditch move as the economy goes off a cliff

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Donald Trump and his band of economic “geniuses” Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro were all over the talking heads circuit this past Sunday morning, denying any recession or bad signs ahead. For those keeping score at home, Kudlow had similar prognostications late in 2007, just before the crash. Kudlow stated on Sunday: “No, I don’t … Continue reading “1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump prepares desperate last ditch move as the economy goes off a cliff”

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mikenov on Twitter: 10:33 AM 8/20/2019 – How to roast your piece of Beef to perfection, with a little help from your friends. And other stories. | FBI Reform fbinewsreview.blogspot.com/2019/08/1033-a…

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10:33 AM 8/20/2019 – How to roast your piece of Beef to perfection, with a little help from your friends. And other stories. | FBI Reform fbinewsreview.blogspot.com/2019/08/1033-a… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 2:39pm mikenov on Twitter

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FBI alleges Auburn man was the ringleader behind multi-million dollar theft ring – Enumclaw Courier-Herald

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FBI alleges Auburn man was the ringleader behind multi-million dollar theft ring  Enumclaw Courier-Herald

The Federal Bureau of Investigation alleges that a 54-year-old Auburn man master-minded a multi-million theft ring that operated in South King County from …


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InSight Crime: Colombia’s Armed Groups Prey on Venezuela Migrants

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Colombia’s Armed Groups Prey on Venezuela Migrants

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on violence in the department of Norte de Santander, Colombia, shows how vulnerable Venezuelan migrants are to the criminal groups that dominate the region.

The report, entitled “The War in Catatumbo” and published August 8, documents abuses by armed groups against Venezuelan and Colombian civilians in Norte de Santander’s Catatumbo region in northeast Colombia along the border with Venezuela. It explains that groups like the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional – ELN), the Popular Liberation Army (Ejército Popular de Liberación – EPL), and the dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC), are responsible for am uptick in killings and other crimes. 

The affected Venezuelan citizens live in Catatumbo’s urban areas, including the municipalities of Tibú, Ocaña, El Tarra, Ábrego, Convención and Sardinata. In these areas, the migrants — including many minors and women — live in precarious conditions which leave them at the mercy of criminals, according to HRW.

“We have documented on the ground that armed groups in Catatumbo commit all types of abuses: murders, disappearances, kidnappings, recruitment of minors, sexual violations, threats and displacements,” HRW Director José Miguel Vivanco told Semana.

SEE ALSO: Colombia News and Profile

There are currently close to 25,000 Venezuelans in Catatumbo who, despite being aware of the security risks in the region, have crossed the border in search of work, food and medicine, according to Vivanco. The Venezuelans have arrived as tens of thousands of Catatumbo’s residents have been displaced by the conflict among the various armed groups.

Desperate, the migrants find themselves caught in areas where these groups are vying for territory and control of criminal economies.

InSight Crime Analysis

Migratory controls are limited in several of Catatumbo’s towns. Colombian criminal groups take advantage of the poverty and displacement of the Venezuelans flowing across the border, recruiting them into Norte de Santander’s criminal economies. 

Faced with the need to find work, many Venezuelan migrants end up involved in some part of the drug production chain in order to survive, according to HRW.  

On-the-ground sources confirmed to InSight Crime that Venezuelans have largely displaced the local “raspachines” — workers who gather coca leaves  — because they will accept lower pay. Payments can range between $100 to $300 per month, an income that is hard to come by in Venezuela. 

In many cases, the workers harvesting the coca are minors, both Venezuelan and Colombian, while many young women are recruited into prostitution rings as soon as they cross the border. 

SEE ALSO: Colombia’s Drug Strategy Paradox – Less Coca Crops, More Cocaine

Also contributing to the Venezuelans’ vulnerability is their immigration status.

Officials with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the border city of Cúcuta told InSight Crime that fear of being deported or arrested keeps Venezuelan nationals from seeking help from local authorities. 

Their near-invisibility, in addition to the deprivations that caused them to migrate in the first place, make these newly arrived Venezuelans all the more vulnerable to the predations of crime groups. 

The post Colombia’s Armed Groups Prey on Venezuela Migrants appeared first on InSight Crime.

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“puerto rico” – Google Noticias: Cámara Junior de Puerto Rico hace un llamado al liderato de país – El Vocero de Puerto Rico

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Cámara Junior de Puerto Rico hace un llamado al liderato de país  El Vocero de Puerto Rico La Cámara Junior de Puerto Rico (JCI Puerto Rico), organización que agrupa a jóvenes ciudadanos activos entre 18 y 40 años de edad, hizo un llamado a que … “puerto rico” – Google Noticias

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“Ricardo Rosselló vs Oversight Board” – Google News: Gunfire at garlic fest kills 3 – World News – Castanet.net

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Gunfire at garlic fest kills 3 – World News  Castanet.net Three people were killed and 12 others injured Sunday after a shooting that sent panicked people running at an annual food festival in Northern California, … “Ricardo Rosselló vs Oversight Board” – Google News

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‘Mental health crisis’: Fifth NYPD officer dies by suicide in two months – NBC News

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Tropical disturbance to produce drenching storms in northern Caribbean – AccuWeather.com

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Russia News: RT – Daily news: ‘Disgusting, rat infested mess!’ Trump TRIPLES down on criticism amid #WeAreBaltimore Twitterstorm

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President Trump has unleashed a hell storm on Twitter against Rep. Cummings, advising the politician to clean up the “worst” congressional district in the US, instead of criticizing the treatment of migrants at the border. Read Full Article at RT.com RT – Daily news Russia News

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Eurasia Review: Robert Reich: The Real Reason For Impeachment – OpEd

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In today’s political climate, the question of whether or not to impeach the President of the United States is often thought of in political terms. But there is a much deeper concern at the heart of the question. An impeachment inquiry in the House is unlikely to send Trump packing before Election Day 2020 because … Continue reading “Eurasia Review: Robert Reich: The Real Reason For Impeachment – OpEd”

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Trump Signs Deal To Limit Asylum Claims From Guatemala – NPR

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“Trump digital operations” – Google News: Adviser, son-in-law and de facto campaign manager: How Kushner is trying to help Trump win in 2020 – The Washington Post

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Adviser, son-in-law and de facto campaign manager: How Kushner is trying to help Trump win in 2020  The Washington Post

Jared Kushner is rarely seen in the Northern Virginia campaign headquarters, but signs off behind the scenes on everything from spending to digital initiatives to …

“Trump digital operations” – Google News


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House panel chairman says Mueller court action imminent – Reuters

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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein injured in federal jail in New York: NBC News – CNBC

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Biden leads Trump in hypothetical Ohio match-up, poll shows – POLITICO

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