Venezuela has become a narco-trafficking state: Negroponte

Venezuela has become a narco-trafficking state: Negroponte


WE’VE GOT A BIG TWO HOURS COMING UP. TOP STORE TOP STORY THIS HOUR IS VENEZUELA’S DEEP DIVIDE. U.S. OFFICIALS REPORTEDLY HOLDING SECRET TALKS TO PUSH NICHOLAS MA DID NICOOLAS MA DID NICOLAAS MA DID NICOLASS MA DID NICOLAS MMA DID NICOLAS MAD DID NICOLAS MADURID NICOLAS MADURO OUT OF POWER. VENEZUELA’S TOP OFFICIALS NEGOTIATING TO SECURE SAFETY, CONSIDERED A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH AS THE REGIME OPPOSED HOLDING A NEW VOTE. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW IS THE FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, HONDURAS, MEXICO AND THE PHILIPPINES, JOHN NEGROPONTE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. YOUR REACTION TO WHAT’S HAPPENED IN TERMS OF SECRET TALKS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND VENEZUELA.>>KIND OF TAKES ME BACK TO THE TIME WE WERE TRYING TO NEGOTIATE MR. NORIEGA OUT OF POWER IN MAN PANAMA AND THOSE TALKS ENDED UP NOT FARING AS WELL AND THE ADMINISTRATION HAD TO GO IN WITH FORCE, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION ULTIMATELY DID THAT. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS SITUATION WILL TURN OUT DIFFERENTLY. I THINK THE BIG ISSUE IS WHAT’S THE PRICE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY TO MR. MADURO FOR REACHING SOME KIND OF AGREEMENT? IS HE GOING TO BE LET OFF THE HOOK COMPLETELY? IS HE NOT GOING TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL THE TERRIBLE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN HIS COUNTRY FOR THE FACT THAT VENEZUELA HAS BECOME A NARCO TRAFFICKING STATE? I THINK THE DEVIL IS GOING TO BE IN THE DETAILS. THE OTHER THING IS HOW — WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITY IS THIS GOING TO RESULT IN FOR THE OPPOSITION? ARE THEY GOING TO BE KIND OF FROZEN OUT WITH THE OLD MADURO TYPES ALLOWED TO STAY IN OFFICE OR STAY IN THEIR CURRENT POSITIONS? I THINK THE DETAILS ARE GOING TO BE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN THIS AND I HOPE THAT WE’RE TAKING A VERY FIRM LINE WITH THEM. MARIA: YEAH. WELL, LET ME SWITCH GEARS AND ASK YOU ABOUT IMMIGRATION BECAUSE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS PROPOSING A RULE TO CHANGE BORDER DETENTIONS, ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO HOLD MIGRANT FAMILIES IN CUSTODY INDEFINITELY. THE MOVE LIKELY TO FACE COURT CHALLENGES WE KNOW. IT WOULD END THE 20 DAY LIMIT CURRENTLY IN PLACE. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS, AMBASSADOR? WE KNOW THAT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE COMING TO THE BORDER BECAUSE THEY KNOW — THEY’RE BASICALLY SAYING, I GIVE UP. THEY WANT TO GET CAUGHT BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THERE’S THAT 20 DAY LIMIT IN PLACE TO BE HELD.>>YEAH, RIGHT. RIGHT. WELL, I GATHER THAT IT IS NOT REALLY A MATTER OF DOING IT INDEFINITELY AND I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO PROCESS THESE. IT’S ACTUALLY EASIER TO PROCESS THESE CASES IF THE FAMILIES ARE TOGETHER, THE PARENTS AND THE CHILDREN, RATHER THAN SEPARATING THEM. I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO HAVE A GOOD PROCESSING APPROACH THAT IS ABLE TO DEAL WITH THESE CASES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. ON THE OTHER POINT THAT YOU MADE, I THINK THAT THE EXISTING SYSTEM HAS BEEN AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO WANT TO GET CHILDREN ACROSS THE BORDER, BECAUSE THEN THEY CAN BE RELEASED INTO OUR COUNTRY AND CAN STAY FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME. IT’S BEEN A BIT OF A MAGNET FOR MIGRATION FROM POINTS SOUTH, UP TOWARDS OUR COUNTRY, AND I THINK SOMETHING DID HAVE TO BE DONE. MARIA: YEAH. WELL, WHEN WE WENT TO THE BORDER IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO ME WHEN I SAW THESE KIDS AND THE POSITIONS THAT THEY WERE BEING PUT IN AND THEY’RE SHOWING UP SICK BECAUSE THEY WERE WALKING OR HITCHHIKING FOR FOUR MONTHS.>>RIGHT. AND I THINK, AGAIN, I THINK THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE CURRENT SYSTEM GIVES AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF COMING UP HERE AND CROSSING ILLEGALLY IN THE HOPES THAT THEN ONCE THE CHILDREN ARE IN, ULTIMATELY THIS WILL HELP GET THE PARENTS IN AS WELL. I THINK MUCH BETTER THAT THEY BE HELD TOGETHER AND ULTIMATELY OF COURSE MUCH BETTER THAT WE FIND WAYS OF DEALING WITH THE IMMIGRATION, THESE MIGRATION ISSUES AT THEIR SOURCE, AT THEIR ROOT, IN THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE OF CENTRAL AMERICA AND IN MEXICO. AND I THINK THAT CAN BE DONE. THE ONE THING I WOULD QUESTION ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY IS THE CUTBACK THAT THEY’VE CARRIED OUT WITH RESPECT TO A ASSISTANCE. MARIA: YEAH.>>ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE TO CENTRAL AMERICA. I THINK THAT’S THE WRONG DIRECTION. I THINK WHAT WE’VE GOT TO DO IS TRY TO HELP THEM IMPROVE THEIR ECONOMIC CONDITION. MARIA: THAT’S WHAT LINDSEY GRAHAM HAS BEEN SAYING AS WELL. HE SAYS HE’S POISED TO ACTUALLY INCREASE AID TO CENTRAL AMERICA IF WE CAN DO A DEAL IN TERMS OF LIMITING THE APPREHENSIONS AND FLOOD OF PEOPLE.>>RIGHT. HE’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I ENDORSE THAT TOTALLY. MARIA: WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON WHAT’S GOING ON IN HONG KONG, SUCH HOSTILITY, SHOWING NO SIGNS OF STOPPING, BANKS CONDEMNING THE VIOLENCE, CALLING TO RESTORE ORDER. SUPPORTERS OF THE PROTESTS INCLUDE TAIWAN’S LEADER. TAIWAN’S LEADER PRAISED THE CAFE PACIFIC CEO FOR NOT GIVING NAMES OF HIS STAFF MEMBERS OF WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PROTESTS TO CHINESE AUTHORITIES. HE ONLY LISTED HIS OWN NAME BECAUSE OF COURSE CHINESE AUTHORITIES WANT TO KNOW WHO IS PROTESTING BECAUSE THERE WILL BE RAMIFICATIONS FOR THEM. THEY’LL BE DETAINED IN CHINA.>>RIGHT. WELL, SO, THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION. EARLIER IN THE PROGRAM YOU MENTIONED THE 50-YEAR — I GUESS IT’S 2047 WHEN HONG KONG IS SLATED TO REVERT TOTALLY TO BEIJING’S CONTROL IN TERMS OF ITS LEGAL REGIME AND SO FORTH. I THINK THE WAY YOU COULD SUMMARIZE THIS IS THAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG REALLY WANT CONDITIONS TO BE AS CLOSE TO WHAT THEY WERE IN 1997 WHEN THE BRITISH RELINQUISHED SOVEREIGNTY BACK TO THE CHINESE AND I THINK THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO MOVE THE SCHEDULE FORWARD AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND THEY’RE SORT OF BRINGING PRESSURE TO BEAR TO MAKE 2047 COME SOONER, IF YOU WILL. AND I THINK THEREIN LIES THE STRUGGLE AND THE HONG KONG PEOPLE, THEY DON’T WANT TO HAVE THE STANDARD OF LIVING AND SO FORTH THAT PEOPLE HAVE ON MAINLAND CHINA. THEY WANT TO LIVE THE KIND OF LIFE THEY’VE BEEN LIVING FOR ALL THESE YEARS. THEY’VE GOT A FIRST WORLD STANDARD OF LIVING IN THAT COUNTRY. THEY HAVE BASIC CIVIC FREEDOMS. AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’D LIKE TO PRESERVE. THE ELITE IN HONG KONG HAVE MULTIPLE PASSPORTS, BRITISH PASSPORTS, CHINESE, WHATEVER. BUT THE RANK AND FILE IN HONG KONG DON’T. AND THEY HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO AND THEY WANT TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE FOR THEMSELVES THERE. MARIA: IT’S AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL HUB BUT KNOWING THAT IT IS ALL CHANGING IN 2047, KNOWING IT WILL GO BACK TO CHINESE RULE, WHY WOULD YOU GO THERE AND OPEN A BUSINESS? WHY WOULD YOU GO THERE AND TAKE YOUR COMPANY PUBLIC? RIGHT?>>WELL, THAT’S GETTING MORE DIFFICULT TO CONTEMPLATE. LOOK, YOU I SERVED IN HONG KONG FROM 1961 TO 1963 AS A VICE CONSUL. WE NEVER THOUGHT 1997 WAS GOING TO COME. WE THOUGHT THE BRITISH WERE GOING TO FIND SOME WAY TO RENEW THE LEASE. MARIA: RIGHT.>>WITH THE CHINESE. BUT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN. SO I THINK 2047 WILL HAPPEN ALSO. WELL, FOR THOSE YOUNG ENOUGH TO THINK ABOUT THOSE THINGS, YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU’RE PROBABLY RIGHT, THEY’RE STARTING TO PUT IT INTO THEIR CALCULATIONS. MARIA: RIGHT. THAT’S WHY THERE’S SO MANY YOUNG –>>THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING PRESSURES TO BEAR, LIKELY TO ACCELERATE THAT KIND OF THINKING. MARIA: THAT’S WHY SO MANY YOUNG

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  1. Will the Capitalists win?

    Will Venezuelas Oil Supply be Hijacked to help out pressure on Irans Oil trade?

    Or will the people of Venezuela see how their politicians are selling them out?

    Does it even matter anymore?

  2. Hong Kong will revolt, but sad to say, the beautiful country will be completely war torn. My hope would be that the US takes Hong Kong under our wing. Whatever happened to stopping the spread of communism?

  3. THESE PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND CHILD ABUSE…..
    THEY ARE DRAGING THEIR CHILDREN ALONG AS THEY COMMIT CRIMES….

  4. Once such a wonderful successful country. Then they pitted people against one another, promoting jealousy and hatred, just like they do here in the USA

  5. People is not totally to blame. Venezuelans voted first for fat boy Chavez. They knew they were getting Communist criminals.

  6. when they travel with the others, they too will bring in diseases… I hope Maduro can be removed and we can send in the food..

  7. Why aren't the surrounding S.A. countries doing something about it? Why do they expect U.S. to do everything???

  8. All those illegals flowing in, wow, Soros making big inroads w his mass migration globalization agenda. What billions$ can do!…

  9. This is a LIE.PRES.MADURO HAS DONE NOTHING BUT MAKE COUNTRY BETTER.If you,Fox News, would go thru the WHOLE COUNTRY you would SEE REAL FACTS.

  10. They have to be sent back if they come illegally. We already send aid and their corrupt governments steal it so now send more? How do we trust them to use the money to help their people? I'm so sick of all of this crap.

  11. SO MADURO TRANSFERRED ALL THE GOLD RESERVE TO RUSSIA. IS HE PLANNING TO SEEK AYSLUM THERE AND ENJOY A GREAT LIFE WITH ALL THE GOLD HE STOLE FROM VENEZUELA? THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENT CHAVEZ TRANSFERRED $6BILLIONS TO ANOTHER COUNTRY. HIS DAUGHTER IS NOW ENJOYING THE PROCEEDS OF THE THEFT.

  12. Make Venezuela Great Again. The Dematard Donkeys Want To Turn America Into A Giant Venezuela. Hello people. Venezuela is A Very Good Example Of What Socialism And Communism Does To A Once Very Wealthy Country.

  13. Of course….how can they survive with all those sanctions we put against them. How about other countries put sanctions on us??? Would you like that???

  14. Hasn't Maduro already liberated the Financial Capital from his people's pockets yet?
    When will he start crying for his poor, poor, Venezuelan people, from some posh Palatial Chateau in Southern France?

  15. MADURO IS A DANGER TO AMERICA AND I DO NOT BLAME TRUMP FOR GETTING INVOLVED. WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO KEEP DRUG TRAFFICKERS OUT OF OUR COUNTRY, AND THIS CANNOT STAND. MADURO HAS TO BE STOPPED FOR THE GOOD OF THE WORLD.

  16. Why give money to these countries enough of the US being blackmailed b/c these country's governments are so corrupt.

  17. We need to change the way we treat countries that default. I think waiting around and talking should take a bak seat to human life. If countries are going to be part of the UN then they need to take measures no matter how uncomfortable they might become. Why do we keep playing with this guy?

  18. Soros must go down with antifa, we all know who is funding the racist liberal left democratic insanity, it wont work simply because we have a non politician that does not need money, just wants MAGA like the rest of the Unolited States citizens

  19. That was the whole idea, starve them out, cut off their funding and ability to feed its people……………….NOW WHO IS GUILTY OF ELECTION MEDDLING……………….

  20. Your losing it America.  Fox News is full of Crap, they said the last time that he had a plane ready to whisk him out of the Country and Maduro still there,  America you have lost , not only with Venezuela but also with NK and going to lose to Iran, Thank the lord for Russia and China. America belongs to honest Americans and to the American Indian

  21. Increase aid??? Well yes we've been sending aid to Central Americas for many years, don't look like that helps the people there. As you can see people flooding the border for decades. Where has all the money gone to?

  22. listen you bald dumbass, you've been giving foreign countries money for years and years and years, now it's time to make them earn it and Donald Trump will make them do it. You didn't do the job, Donald Trump will do it now.
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  23. Sorry but I don't agree with throwing more money at the problem, those corrupt politicians aren't going to help their people, where did our fat checks go b4. Sorry I say HELL NO!!!!!

  24. Don't believe the hype people. It's all about the Fed controlling their central bank. This has all been orchestrated.

  25. Drug trafficking is the only cash crop they have.keeping them in detension for 20 days is more of a health check than anything else. At least if we are forced to let them go we know they are not carrying a diease

  26. 4 millions of people have already left Venezuela and it's not over yet. South and Central America better brace themselves for massive inflow of migrants. USA and Canada as well.

  27. NICOLAS MADURO WAS NOT ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA; HE SELF-ELECTED!
    HIS REGIME IS NOT OF A SIMPLE DITATORS, IT IS A WORLDWIDE MAFIA AND OBAMA KNEW OF IT!

  28. Venezuela was doing just fine without Us sanctions and blocking their oil revenues, all because the Venezuelan government nationalized their oil and ran off the big Zionist oil companies that were ripping them off! that's what this is all about Donna trump said let's just go into Venezuela and steal their oil while Russa and china were willing to pay for their oil but NO!! the nwo Zionist have to take it for free! That's theft plain and simple and as far as drugs are concerned all the central American governments that are considered our friends are the one producing and exporting the drugs under CIA Management with heroin coming in the USA flown in by the CIA from Afghanistan and our troops are there to protect the flow and production of heroin this administration is trying to call the kettle, Black, and is accusing the Venezuelan government of doing what the US is really doing how can you people not see this and admit it

  29. Same old script every time USA. Vilify the current leader (democratically elected or not) in whatever way possible, find a way to depose him (by forceful invasion if necessary), privatise all the natural resources, then just steal them as fast as you can extract them! Oh and while you're doing the stealing, keep the country in perpetual conflict as a distraction. Just look at the history of US theft "interventions". Works a treat every time!

  30. It is time for the United States to open the door for Central American Countries to become US Territory, with a pathway to Statehood. Stop throwing money, at failed outcomes. Negroponte; your policies in the past have sucked, and they suck now. Move to Canada.

  31. YOU IDIOTS ARE SO QUICK AT GIVING TAX PAYER MONEY AWAY TO OTHER COUNTRIES!! MOST OF THIS MONEY IS LOST IN CORRUPTION!! HAVE YOU NOTICED OUR DEBT!!

  32. Does this guy actually believe these poor sold out trafficked kids are with their parents? I suppose he also believes antifa isnt funded by rome, the u. n. and soros LIKE THE CARAVANS ARE WORLDWIDE – HE'S AN SES GLOBALIST MARIA – COME ON –

  33. Open Borders + Amnesty + Voting Rights = Civil War

    Bottom line it's about votes and power not "the poor children". Close the border period. The only aid the west should be sending to the third world is unlimited condoms and birth control pills.

  34. USA need to act now take military action now now support it USA need to eliminated those criminals now now USA help free venezuela now USA do not allow Russia here with armament USA act now do not wait anymore kicked out Jose Cuban rats now support USA love USA pray for USA proud of USA hope USA do something now for Venezuela they need help now now🍄🌺🌸

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