As many have predicted, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's inability to make principal and interest payments on his government's debt is threatening his regime.
Tone-deaf communist-minded leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) offered the post of “Goodwill Ambassador” to one of the world's most murderous dictators, the genocidal Marxist-Leninist Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. After sparking a massive global outcry, though, the bewildered agency chief, a fellow African communist, was forced to withdraw the controversial nomination. Still, the fact that a communist mass-murderer was offered the post at the United Nations agency, and the fact that the agency is itself dominated by communists, sheds additional light on why the American movement to dismantle the UN is surging in popularity. Outside watchdogs are calling for a full investigation into how such an absurd development could have taken place. Unfortunately, to longtime observers of the UN, the honor for a murderous tyrant was hardly surprising — Moammar Gadhafi, after all, was selected to lead the UN “Human Rights Commission!”
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro banned elected opposition mayors from taking office, replacing them with allies. His regime is supported by big banks and other countries such as Russia and China.
In an Austrian election that has sparked unprecedented global interest, a 31-year-old politician widely described by the establishment media as an “anti-immigration” conservative is set to become the world's youngest leader after his party dominated at the polls. Riding a wave of populist fervor amid a continental uprising against the establishment — and its deeply unpopular open-borders policies in particular — Sebastian Kurz portrayed himself as an outsider ready to take on out-of-control elites in Austria and at the European Union in Brussels. Whether he will do what he promised, though, remains to be seen. And despite the “wonderkid” image pushed by the media, there are indications that Kurz may not be the genuine anti-establishment, anti-globalist superhero voters thought they were selecting.
So much for private businesses remaining private in China. The communist government is turning them into milk cows.
The United Nations and its widely ridiculed International Criminal Court just suffered another massive blow — possibly a fatal one — to whatever credibility they may have had left.
Read the wrong website — go to prison for 15 years. This Orwellian idea will apparently become reality under a proposed United Kingdom measure targeting people who repeatedly view not just jihadist Internet material, but also so-called “far-right propaganda.”