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As Venezuela Prepares to Dump Dollar, Caracas Moves to Repatriate Gold from Bank of England

    As Venezuela Prepares to Dump Dollar, Caracas Moves to Repatriate Gold from Bank of England

Venezuela is looking to repatriate 14 tonnes of gold from the Bank of England as US-led sanctions target their international assets, Reuters has reported. The move, which will bring around US $550 million of international reserves back under Caracas’ control, was initiated two months ago by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), according to an unnamed official…

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Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won’t Work.

    Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won’t Work.

Trump is trying to square a globalized world through a national-based American capitalism. It won’t work. Former President Teddy Roosevelt (1901-09) described the essence of US foreign policy as “speaking softly while carrying a big stick”. Under the incumbent president, Donald Trump, it seems to be all about “speaking loudly”. What Trump is carrying in…

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More Fallout from Trump’s Economic War as Turkey Joins Russia In Liquidating US Treasuries

    More Fallout from Trump’s Economic War as Turkey Joins Russia In Liquidating US Treasuries

Last month, when we reported that Russia had liquidated the bulk of its US Treasury holdings in just two months, we said that “we can’t help but wonder – as the Yuan-denominated oil futures were launched, trade wars were threatened, and as more sanctions were unleashed on Russia – if this wasn’t a dress-rehearsal, carefully coordinated with…

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European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

    European Powers Prepare to Scrap Dollar in Iran Trade as Disgust With “America First” Policies Mount

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — While the White House’s frenzied anti-Iran campaign has entailed unprecedented attempts to twist the arms of the United States’ traditional European allies, the pressure may be backfiring – a reality made all the more clear by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s claims that Europe’s three major powers plan to continue trade ties…

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Fifth Columns Make Way for the Coming Balkanization of South America

  Fifth Columns Make Way for the Coming Balkanization of South America

During the recent meeting in Caracas of the Venezuelan Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, in mid-June 2018, President Maduro said something extremely interesting, but also extremely disturbing – nonetheless highly important for the region to be aware of. Mr. Maduro mentioned Yugoslavia, the foreign induced local conflicts, the breakup and dismemberment of Yugoslavia, starting with the…

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Turkey Joins Other Nations Flocking from US Dollar Hegemony

  Turkey Joins Other Nations Flocking from US Dollar Hegemony

After Venezuela, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands prudently repatriated a substantial portion (if not all) of their physical gold held at the NY Fed or other western central banks in recent years, this morning Turkey also announced that it has decided to repatriate all its gold stored in the US Federal Reserve and deliver it to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, according to reports…

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From Energy War to Currency War: America’s Attack on the Russian Ruble

  From Energy War to Currency War: America’s Attack on the Russian Ruble

A multi-spectrum war is being waged against Moscow by Washington. If there are any doubts about this, they should be

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