Trump: Maduro Is “A Puppet,” And Cuba Takes Advantage To Maintain Its Regime

first_imgBy Voice of America November 08, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said on September 24 that Venezuela’s disputed president is “a Cuban puppet,” adding that the Caribbean government only takes advantage of Venezuelan oil wealth to stay in power.Before world leaders, who heard his speech at the 74th United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly in New York, Trump said that socialism was “the wrecker of nations and destroyer of societies.”“We are watching the Venezuela situation very closely,” Trump said. “The dictator Maduro is a Cuban puppet, protected by Cuban bodyguards, hiding from his own people, while Cuba plunders Venezuela’s oil wealth to sustain its own corrupt, communist rule,” he said.“We await the day when democracy will be restored, when Venezuela will be free, and when liberty will prevail throughout this hemisphere,” Trump said.Trump added that his government was committed to supporting the people that live under “brutal oppression,” referring to the people of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.He mentioned the report issued by U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, which refers to the Venezuelan food crisis and political prisoners. “Modern-day death squads are carrying out thousands of extrajudicial killings,” said Trump.The U.S. head of State alluded to the coalition of more than 50 countries that he leads in support of Interim President Juan Guaidó.“To the Venezuelans trapped in this nightmare, please know that all of America is united behind you,” he said.The United States, he said, has humanitarian assistance ready to be delivered to Venezuelans.Trump told world leaders that “one of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism.”He added that “events in Venezuela remind us all that socialism and communism are not about justice, they are not about equality […], and they are certainly not about the good of the nation.”last_img read more

There is a home to suit every buyer at auctions across Brisbane’s outer suburbs this weekend

first_img132 Ernest Street, Manly“At this stage, I’ve got one registered bidder and two others that will possibly register on the day.”On the lower level, there is a cellar and workshop, two bedrooms as well as a theatre room and family area that opens onto a deck. 8 Ernest Street, Morningside“In the last two to three years… people have been responding to them well,” Mr Tolley said.“You can do a bit to them – everyone likes to add their own little personal touch.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago 8 Ernest Street, MorningsidePlace Bulimba agent Dion Tolley said there were a few keen buyers interested in the three-bedroom home at 8 Ernest St, which was built in 1920.“(I’m) in the process now of getting a few registered (to bid) on the day,” Mr Tolley said.“It’s quite special given the character of the home.” 132 Ernest Street, Manly“There’s lots of interest because people are looking for a property with views and it’s also surrounded by multimillion-dollar properties,” Mr Sorrentino said.“In the last three weeks, we’ve had about 100 groups through. 132 Ernest Street, ManlyThe ground floor is dedicated to an open kitchen, dining and living area that flows onto a balcony and also has the master bedroom with ensuite.Two extra bedrooms are on the upper level with a deck. 8 Ernest Street, MorningsideIt sits on a 405sq m block and has an open kitchen and dining room that flows onto a covered outdoor deck as well as a separate lounge room.The feature front door, timber floors, VJ walls and ornate ceilings give it a classic charm.Mr Tolley said homes with character were becoming more attractive to buyers. 26 Whitehead Road, The GapIt has a combined family and meals area that flows through to the kitchen and into a combined dining and sitting room on the first floor.There is also a separate study and lounge room.All the bedrooms are upstairs. 26 Whitehead Road, The GapFROM older homes with classic charm to luxury, modern mansions – a property to suit every buyer will go under the hammer this weekend.A pre-war character home in Morningside will be one of the first to go to auction on Saturday, February 24, at 9am. 132 Ernest Street, ManlyIn Manly, a three-storey luxury home with views of the bay and marina will go to auction on Sunday, February 25, at 11am.Place Manly principal Marc Sorrentino said the property at 132 Ernest St had attracted a lot of interested buyers. 26 Whitehead Road, The GapAnother character home at The Gap will go to auction at 12 noon.Harcourts Solutions agent Stephen Dangerfield said the renovated and well maintained Tudor-style property at 26 Whitehead Rd was one in a handful in the area. 26 Whitehead Road, The Gap“It’s quite a unique style of home,” Mr Dangerfield said.The two-storey house sits on a 977sq m block and has four bedrooms.last_img read more