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09-21-21  savo

Francisco Rodríguez: No es difícil salvar a Citgo pero depende de acuerdo Guaidó – Maduro


https://www.noticierodigital.com/2021/09/francisco-rodriguez-salvar-a-citgo-es-posible-y-depende-de-acuerdo-entre-oposicion-y-gobierno/

09-20-21  spal


"equity prices finally correcting a bit.."

Mostly will shake out stops ... will bounce back through the week.

09-20-21  carib

I think it is not yet clear how the chinese bond bubble will play out. Deleveraging is basically a good idea, but if they do not respect the logics of the capital structure, and discriminate against foreign creditors.. then permanent damage will be done.

09-20-21  amigo-latino

_Arguing that extra-territorial legal enforcement only applies to military midgets and non nuclear powers.. just encourages scoundrels to arm themselves and go nuclear.. or chose cheaper bacteriological warfare options.
Delegating foreign policy to DoJ bureaucrats is not only improper, but also a big mistake IMHO._

Carib, I fully agree with you.

09-20-21  panasonic

"equity prices finally correcting a bit.."

China showing the door out to investors, US markets the only game left in town.

09-20-21  carib

Just imagine indicting Putin for the the several murders commissioned on UK territory, and indicting Biden for the "collateral damage" in drones attacks.
Forget for a moment about actual enforcement. How do you organise summits and conduct diplomacy after that?

09-20-21  carib

equity prices finally correcting a bit..

09-20-21  carib

Victor: what is the "legal basis" for taking action against the leader of a foreign power armed with a sufficient number of ICBMs and SLBM?
None, because the attempt to enforce it would result in global thermo-nuclear war, including the demise of the staff of the justice department.
Noriega has been taken out in the way he was... because Panama is a military midget.
Arguing that extra-territorial legal enforcement only applies to military midgets and non nuclear powers.. just encourages scoundrels to arm themselves and go nuclear.. or chose cheaper bacteriological warfare options.
Delegating foreign policy to DoJ bureaucrats is not only improper, but also a big mistake IMHO.

09-20-21  spal

Libertad, Paz y Fraternidad ...

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

;)

09-20-21  panasonic

Vic, corruption and striking deals are different things, DOJ has a clear task, go deeper.

09-20-21  victor

pana, your assumption is that the doj is extremely corrupt and anything goes. i disagree.

09-20-21  panasonic

"btw, there was no plea deal with noriega."

We can't know for sure, maybe had some pics taken once a year in small jail and spend rest of year in a nice place, fwiw his info was of great help to break farc in pieces.

09-20-21  amigo-latino

Reportedly, Noriega was "forced" by all means to surrender himself.
_Operation Nifty Package

Operation Nifty Package was a United States Delta and Navy SEAL-operated plan conducted in 1989 designed to capture Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. When Noriega took refuge in the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See (diplomatic quarter), deafening music and other psychological warfare tactics were used to convince him to exit and surrender himself.

The United States claimed that after ten days of psychological harassment, the Papal Nuncio (ambassador) Monsignor Laboa had threatened to revoke Noriega's sanctuary if he didn't surrender to the United States, although Laboa insisted that he had made no threats of revoking the right of asylum under the Church, but had used his own "precisely calibrated psychological campaign" to force Noriega's departure.[1]

Although the operation was successful, National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft would later point to the psychological harassment of the Papal Nuncio as "a low moment in US Army history", noting that their approach had been silly, reproachable and undignified.[2]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Nifty_Package

09-20-21  panasonic

Vic, Maduro wants to strike a deal but being watched 24/7 by cuban security guards, meanwhile his associates living in Sunny Isles Mansions, with 90 feet yachts escorted by strippers, showering in champagne.

If Maduro wants out, he gets the "basement look" from his guards.

09-20-21  victor

pana, btw, there was no plea deal with noriega.

January 8, 1990
WASHINGTON--President Bush's national security adviser and an attorney for Manuel Noriega said yesterday they did not know what if any sensitive U.S. documents could aid the fallen dictator's defense against drug charges, but the lawyer ruled out plea bargaining to prevent their exposure.

"The government chose to bring General Noriega to trial and they shall have their trial," said Frank Rubino, one of several attorneys defending the former Panamanian ruler against U.S. indictments in Miami.

He said he would "absolutely not" plea bargain. Such action normally results in a guilty plea to lesser charges in exchange for information the government can use in other cases.

09-20-21  victor

pana, Very few places are safe when a member decides to leave the narco cartel.
//

it's why they have the witness protection program, cliver will most likely get it. nobody voluntarily wants to spend the rest of his life in prison as happened to noriega :-)

09-20-21  victor

pana, if you look at the precedent of noriega, ghw bush didnt just invade panama whenever he wanted to. he waited for the doj to have a very strong legal case against noriega.

so when bush invaded panama, he wasnt acting for political reasons- because he wanted to gain some votes in florida- he was simply doing the bidding of the doj, that had presented noriega as the head of drug trafficking from the medellin cartel back in the day.

noriega was captured in 1989. if you look at the indictment against him, they charge him with many facts that took place some 5 years before- from 1984. that noriega was giving protection to members of the medellin cartel since 1984, that he was trafficking medellin cartel drugs to the usa since 1984, etc etc.

in other words, it took the doj at least five years to build a strong case against him.

politicos in the usa usually want a justification to act, especially when it's about acting in a big scale.

one of the problems of going against fidel was that the usa never had a legal justification to act against him.

fidel was too smart, he knew that if he was clean with the doj it would be difficult for usa politicos to justify going against him on a big scale (other than the cia trying to kill him in some failed small covert operations).

but the usa never tried anything against fidel on a big scale- for this very reason in my op.

with what legal basis would the usa executive act against fidel? they nad no legal basis.

09-20-21  panasonic

Q: will CCP play hard ball or bend to wall street desires and bail Evergrande?

09-20-21  panasonic

"intercepting his plane when Maduro travels outside of Veni?"

Maduro should ask AMLO protection and seek a Cliver deal, the only way out of "cuban basement" outcome.

After living years in Panama got clear to me that Noriega handed himself to US authorities, not the story we read in books.

Very few places are safe when a member decides to leave the narco cartel.

09-20-21  amigo-latino

Is US looking for a legal justification to arrest Maduro wherever he can be found---intercepting his plane when Maduro travels outside of Veni?

09-20-21  panasonic

futures down on Evergrande contagion

09-20-21  panasonic

Vic, do you think it will end in real action? what you called "a balazos...

09-20-21  carib

then there is no more.. (typo)

09-20-21  carib

If the judicial arm is used as a tool of the executive.. then diplomacy can still work... but there goes separation of powers.
If the judiciary acts independently from the executive in foreign policy.. there there is no more diplomacy, and hence foreign policy boils down to war and sanctions.
The western model cannot imagine to prevail over autocracies if good governance is lost.

09-20-21  carib

The idea of conducting foreign policy via judicial means, IMHO, is very dangerous, and should be resisted by the executive, if it was strong enough to do so.

09-20-21  victor

pana, it stops being a political decision, and becomes a judicial one

09-20-21  victor

pana, and should be now more than obvious that the doj is pressing ahead with the case against maduro to put him in jail. regardless of any other consideration (such as the mexico talks).

this could be the route the usa is taking in order take down maduro. let the doj build the case against maduro, then the usa govt can justify allocating all the necessary resources to mount an operation to take down maduro. similarly to how they went after pablo escobar or noriega of panama.

09-20-21  victor

pana, worth reading. looks like the usa has a big file on el pollo. and the doj is NOT willing to negotiate with him.

//

Clíver Alcalá ya está preso en Estados Unidos, listo para firmar un acuerdo de culpabilidad que también tiene nervioso a Carvajal.


“En 2018, a través de Colombia, les envió un mensaje a las autoridades americanas expresando su interés de colaborar con la justicia de ambos países. Exigía como requisito que le fueran anulados los «indictments». Frente a la imposibilidad jurídica de aceptar su petición, decidió huir a España”, explicó el general (r.) Buitrago.

Pero esta vez la DEA no está dispuesta a negociar con el Carvajal y espera que España termine entregándolo en los próximos días.

Esta semana se supo que el general retirado accedió a colaborar con la justicia y estaría listo para declararse culpable de los cargos por narcotráfico. Su decisión permitiría consolidar los procesos contra Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Carvajal y otros poderosos del gobierno.


https://www.elnacional.com/venezuela/el-tiempo-correos-hunden-en-ee-uu-a-hugo-carvajal-ficha-clave-del-gobierno-de-maduro/

09-20-21  pillz

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09-20-21  pillz

Evergrande Moment of Truth Arrives With Bond Payment Deadlines

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-18/evergrande-moment-of-truth-arrives-with-bond-payment-deadlines?sref=4AsOqDNp

09-20-21  victor

pana, could be to expose biden as weak, could also be to give the impression that he (maduro) isnt isolated. or maybe they want to discuss something about the negotiation taking place?

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