Guaidó Authorizes Satellite Use To Locate Guerrillas in Venezuelan Territory

first_imgBy Voice of America September 27, 2019 During a session of the Delegate Commission, which operates during the National Assembly’s recess, Guaidó said the goal is to detect insurgent camps and locate aircraft used for narcotrafficking in Venezuela.“We will use all relations and intelligence possibilities that are with the interim government” said Guaidó, as he accused Nicolás Maduro of associating with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group.“We have an unprecedented institutional weakness that these irregular groups, which have proliferated for months and years with the regime’s approval, are exploiting,” he said.Guaidó pointed out that the border has become a “no man’s land” that “irregular groups control.” He said, “It’s time to make them respect Venezuela,” adding that the groups represent a regional threat.Guaidó called again on the country’s Armed Forces, asking them, “Are you going to hide the dictator who enables irregular groups to remain in Venezuela?”This session also approved an agreement rejecting the “presence and expansion of narcoterrorist groups in the national territory” and declaring Maduro responsible for the “proliferation” of these groups in Venezuela.The interim president also said that he has already begun intelligence cooperation with Colombia to locate these organizations. The decree instructs exiled lawmaker Julio Borges, Guaidó’s presidential commissioner for Foreign Affairs, to work with Colombia and other countries to advance “decisive and prompt measures of collective action” to “restore order and security.”During the meeting, Francisco Sucre, president of the National Assembly’s Permanent Foreign Policy Commission, said that paramilitary groups had taken over more than 12 of the country’s states.Sucre said that the interim government and Colombia will submit a formal complaint before the United Nations (UN) Security Council. “At the end of the month, we will take it to the UN General Assembly and submit the report along with Colombia, to show how terrorist attacks are being planned from Venezuela,” he said.The announcement comes days after Colombian President Iván Duque accused the disputed government of supporting FARC dissidents, after some former leaders said that they were taking up arms again.The disputed government’s Foreign Office said that they continue to follow with “deep concern” the “imminent reactivation of the armed conflict” in Colombia, but criticized its intent to “shift” its responsibility in the “systematic violation of human rights” as part of a “planned dismantling of the peace process.”Colombian authorities have also reported that ELN members are operating in the South American nation.last_img read more

Babayaro queries Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

first_img Loading… “Yes, Joseph Yobo has been a captain for Nigeria and he has done well if you want to give him that sort of position make sure he gets the right badges. “If he hasn’t got his badges, send him somewhere. It takes a few months or less than a year. “Get the right badges, get the right papers and make him whatever you want to make him.” Read Also:I’m out to prove the critics wrong – Yobo Yobo is expected to make his bow when Rohr’s team face Sierra Leone on March 23 as the race for Cameroon 2021 commences. The former Eagles captain had said he was ready to prove his critics wrong with this NFF appointment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 39-year-old replaced fired Imama Amapakabo as Gernot Rohr’s assistant – a decision that attracted diverse opinions from football fans. However, Babayaro – who was Yobo’s teammate at the 2002 and Africa Cup of Nations – queried the Nigeria Federation’s choice despite his backing for ex-internationals to be in the country’s setup. “From my point of view as an ex-player I think he is a good appointment probably done in a wrong way,” Babayaro told BBC Sport. “I’m not sure if he’s got his badges but if you are trying to appoint someone you make sure they’ve got the right credentials before you appoint them. “I don’t care if it’s an ex (player) or whoever, make sure you appoint the right person that knows the job.Advertisement Former Super Eagles defender, Celestine Babayaro has faulted the appointment of Joseph Yobo as a national team assistant coach. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Top 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest WomenBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSurprising Photos Of The Rock And His Lavish Lifestylelast_img read more

Liverpool can claim title with help from Man City’s opponents

first_imgLiverpool can still wrap up the Premier League title this week despite a 0-0 setback against Everton on Sunday, but they need other results to help them.Jurgen Klopp’s red men need just five points to secure their first league title since 1990, having built a 25-point lead ahead of Manchester City before the coronavirus-enforced suspension. Should City fail to beat Burnley on Monday, a win at their Anfield home against Crystal Palace on Wednesday would confirm Liverpool’s status as England’s new Premier League kings.Pep Guardiola’s side also travels to fourth-placed Chelsea on Thursday and any dropped points at Stamford Bridge could also hand Liverpool the title.Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says the long break has been “frustrating” but he remains upbeat that the reigning European champions will eventually receive their much-anticipated reward.“If you can imagine your ultimate dream and be so, so close to it – two steps away from it really – and someone saying, ‘you need to wait over 100 days then you might get it’. It was quite frustrating,” said Alexander-Arnold.“But the league position hasn’t changed, our mentality hasn’t changed and that is to win every game, push boundaries, break records, win the league and be remembered.” At the bottom of the table, it is much tighter with West Ham United sitting equal to 18th-placed Bournemouth’s 27 points on the edge of the relegation zone.The Hammers were beaten 2-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their restart fixture on Saturday and French defender, Issa Diop, says they are feeling pressured ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.“We have to find a level and win games quickly,” Drop said.“I think it’s easy to say but it’s hard to do it, but we have to do it and we’re going to give everything to do it.“I hope we’re going to do it in the next game. We have no choice.” Brighton travel to third-placed Leicester in Tuesday’s other game full of confidence after a last gasp 2-1 win over Arsenal helped them earn a five-point gap from the drop zone.“It feels amazing, a big three points for us,” said Brighton boss, Graham Potter.“We know where we are at, we know the margins are small in the Premier League and you have to turn them in your favour and that’s what we have tried to do.“Regardless of the table, we have to keep fighting.”RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel On Wednesday, Manchester United and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves are neck and neck in a battle for a Champions League spot, which could be the fifth-place if Manchester City’s two-year UEFA ban is upheld.United and Wolves both have 46 points in fifth and sixth as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side host Sheffield United while Wolves are visited by Bournemouth.Solskjaer’s attacking options have been boosted by the return of French midfielder Paul Pogba, who played well alongside Portuguese January signing Bruno Fernandes on Friday against Spurs.“We’re a club that wants the best players in the world playing together,” said Solskjaer after the 1-1 draw.“I think Paul showed he can play with Bruno.“Paul got a penalty for us and Bruno scored the goal.”In Wednesday’s other matches, Aston Villa travels to Newcastle United and bottom club Norwich City host Everton.Then, on Thursday before City play Chelsea, Arsenal visit Southampton and Burnley face Watford.dpa/NAN.Tags: Burnley FCChelsea FCEnglish Premier LeagueEPL titleLiverpoolManchester Citylast_img read more

Jagielka hails Cleverley signing

first_img Press Association The 24-year-old impressed for the midlanders as they escaped relegation and got to the FA Cup final, and having joined Everton on a free transfer this summer, Jagielka is looking forward to seeing the best of his international colleague. “He’s really excited to come here because it is a fresh start for him,” he told evertontv. “It was nice that he had the chance to go out on loan last season because things weren’t going too well for him at Manchester United. “He proved a lot of people wrong at Aston Villa – he obviously scored against us which I am sure he will take a little bit of stick for when he comes in. “He’s a really good addition. He’s a great player – nice and tidy – and will fit into the manager’s thoughts very well. He can play in a number of positions as well. “He played in the positive and negative times at Manchester United and that’s going to help him as a character and to blossom as a player. “He played in an FA Cup final not too long ago and he’s got quite a few England caps as well, so he has a lot of experience for a young man. It’s something we can use to our advantage. “He’s a good player and, just as importantly, he’s a good person.” Everton captain Phil Jagielka believes the often-maligned Tom Cleverley has proved his critics wrong. Just over a year ago almost 20,000 people signed an on-line petition – criticised at the time by both England manager Roy Hodgson and Toffees boss Roberto Martinez – demanding the then Manchester United midfielder was not selected for the World Cup. Cleverley was not picked to go to Brazil, although not as a result of the campaign, and joined Aston Villa for the start of the new season after a move to Everton collapsed at the last minute. Belgium youth international David Henen has become Everton’s third signing of the summer, following Cleverley and Gerard Deulofeu, after turning last season’s loan spell from Olympiacos into a permanent deal. The 19-year-old was a regular for the under-21s and – after signing a three-year deal – is likely to be loaned out to gain first-team experience this season. “Everton are a big club and I feel I can develop here,” he told evertonfc.com. “For a young player it is the best club because they try to develop youngsters. It is perfect for me.” last_img read more