Sunday, February 14, 2016

Global: Birther Controversy Heats Up; Roiled Obama 
Presidency; Birthplace Investigation Officially Opened

On Thursday Venezuela’s National Assembly officially opened an investigation into the birthplace of President Nicolas Maduro. It is claimed that Maduro was not born in Venezuela, but in Cucuta, Colombia.

Like the U.S. Constitution, the Venezuelan constitution contains a presidential eligibility requirement.

Unlike U.S. officials, Venezuelan officials appear to take their presidential eligibility requirement serious.

And like the American press, Colombia's press gets it wrong!

Trump never claimed Obama was born in Kenya and Ted Cruz was not born to two U.S. citizen parents!

Excerpt via The City Paper Bogota:

In the United States, so-called “birther” controversies roiled the presidency of Barack Obama, who some – including most prominently current presidential candidate Donald Trump – claimed was actually born in Kenya. Similar theories could complicate the presidential campaign of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to U.S. citizen parents. 
Now it seems that some of Venezuela’s opposition legislators are adopting a birther conspiracy of their own. 
Members of Venezuela’s National Assembly officially opened an investigation Thursday into the birthplace of President Nicolás Maduro, who some have asserted was born not in Caracas but in the Colombian border town of Cúcuta. 
Venezuela’s constitution requires that the president be Venezuelan by birth and not hold other nationalities.      [...] The City Paper Bogota.