2021-03-25: News Headlines

Joe Emersberger (2021-03-25). To Western Media, prosecuting Bolivian coup leaders is worse than leading a coup. mronline.org Brutal dictators supported by Washington have no reason to doubt that establishment journalists and big NGOs will try very hard to keep them out of jail. Removing the threat of U.S.-backed coups from the world will involve a constant struggle against Western media and the sources they present to us as reliable. | Newswire…

_____ (2021-03-25). Western Media: Prosecuting Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading A Coup. popularresistance.org One can imagine an editor of the London-based Guardian (3/17/21) shaking her head sadly as she typed the headline: "Cycle of Retribution Takes Bolivia's Ex-President From Palace to Prison Cell." The subhead told readers, "Jeanine àÅñez's government once sought to jail the country's former leader Evo Morales for terrorism and sedition—now she faces the same charges." | The Guardian article by Tom Phillips wants us to lament an alleged incapacity of Bolivian governments to stop persecuting opponents once they take office.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-03-25). Venezuela Welcomes UN Resolution Calling to Eliminate Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Calls for sanctions relief are also gaining steam in Washington DC.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-03-25). For Sunday Shows, Border Is 'Political Crisis,' Not Humanitarian Emergency. fair.org Increasing numbers of migrants are attempting to cross the US/Mexico border, and unaccompanied children and teenagers are exceeding the capacities of government-run detention facilities. The right has declared a crisis, and national corporate media have largely followed suit. Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas appeared on five of the six Sunday Beltway talk …

teleSUR Desk (2021-03-25). The U.S. knew all about the 1976 coup plot in Argentina. mronline.org "We would like you to succeed… friends should be supported. The sooner you succeed, the better," U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said. | Newswire…

Sameena Rahman (2021-03-25). Ruling by Brazil's highest court exposes political persecution of Lula. liberationnews.org The latest Supreme Federal Tribunal ruling dramatically strengthens the hand of those who are fighting for a Brazil where workers and oppressed people live in dignity.

Ariel Dorfman (2021-03-25). The Ghosts of Tortures Past. counterpunch.org It was back in 1984, in Chile, a country then suffering under the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, that I first read the sordid story of the torturer Andrés Valenzuela. A barely tolerated opposition magazine had published an excruciating interview with him, and I forced myself — having recently returned to my native land after

Editor (2021-03-25). CNN's Defense of Chris Cuomo's Special COVID Privileges is Grotesque. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Ever since the COVID pandemic subsumed most countries on the planet, there have been numerous scandals and controversies relating to those who corruptly obtain medical privileges and other exemptions unavailable to ordinary citizens. These scandals typically arise when someone uses their wealth, power or connections to jump in front of others for access to potentially… |

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Bolivia and Mexico Align Positions on the OAS. telesurenglish.net A joint statement by the presidents of Mexico, Andrés M. López Obrador, and Bolivia, Luis Arce Catacora, expresses, concerning the Organization of American States (OAS), that they "will not tolerate interference in internal affairs." | The position of both presidents came on the occasion of the official visit that Arce has been making since yesterday to Mexico and in which the role played by the OAS—especially its Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, who has been accused of contributing to the political and social crisis which led to the coup against the then Bolivian president Evo Morales—emerged.

WSWS (2021-03-25). UFCW Local 1445 announces deal to avert a strike, isolating striking nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts. wsws.org The deal averts a strike by its 600 members, less than a week after they joined nurses already striking at the hospital in an informational picket.

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-03-25). Government-Inspired Attacks on Female Journalists in El Salvador are Increasing. counterpunch.org Journalism in El Salvador is experiencing levels of hostility not seen since the 80's, during the country's bloody civil war. Threats, persecution, and false accusations against journalists are increasing in a country that paid for its young and fragile democracy with over 75 thousand lives. For the first time in the 29 years since the

Telesur (2021-03-25). The US Knew All About the 1976 Coup Plot in Argentina. globalresearch.ca On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the military coup …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-25). Argentina withdraws from Lima Group and condemns blockade of Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org The Argentine government rejected the isolation policies promoted by the Lima Group against Venezuela and proposed to promote an inclusive dialog to help the country solve its internal conflicts…

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Venezuela To Face Strongly Any Territorial Breach From Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela ratified its commitment towards the protection of its territories in the border areas near Colombia where irregular armed groups have attempted violent actions against the population. | RELATED: | "It is a proven fact that the Colombian state has abandoned its borders and gives a tacit consent to criminal groups' actions in borders area," Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry stated. | It also condemned that these…

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Ecuador Pushes Central Bank Bill to Meet IMF Conditionalities. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Thursday sent to Congress a new version of the "Defense of Dollarization" bill, a proposal which lawmakers have already rejected as unconstitutional on two previous occasions. | RELATED: | This bill would be one of the policy conditions the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposed on Ecuador to grant it a US$6.5 billion loan. | Economy Minister Mauricio Pozo hopes that the bi…

_____ (2021-03-25). Venezuelan Women Endure The 'Sanctions' With Their Bodies. popularresistance.org On February 20, the New York Times published an article titled "Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives." This article attempts to distort reality, as it completely ignores the siege and aggressions the Venezuelan people currently subjected to. | For greater context, we should note that in 2012, Venezuela granted completely free access to safe and quality contraceptives, reaching a coverage of 22.16% in the national public health system. Access was nearly universal both due to the purchasing power of Venezuelans at the time and because both private and public health networks were…

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Cuba Shares Vaccine Candidates Milestones with Sao Paulo Forum. telesurenglish.net Cuban health authorities and scientists presented the country's results in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its goal of immunizing the entire population by 2021. | The Minister of Health, José Angel Portal, highlighted that the results obtained to date are favorable and praised both the health personnel's work and the management of science and innovation. | RELATED: | For his part, the president of the Busi…

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-25). Mumia Abu-Jamal's Thank You Message to Supporters. indybay.org Mumia Abu-Jamal's COVID symptoms have improved but the severe debilitating skin condition persists. Mumia is now back in general population and he does not currently require hospitalization. However, Mumia needs continued monitoring, and he must not be shackled during future hospitalization.

WSWS repost (2021-03-25). Biden administration to use San Diego Convention Center to detain 1,400 migrant children. indybay.org The opening of a detention center in downtown San Diego is an attempt to give the US government's anti-immigrant policies a facelift as more than 14,000 children remain in federal custody.

RT (2021-03-25). Thought double face masks & goggles were enough? Enter NOSE MASKS. rt.com Mexican researchers have solved the problem of eating and drinking while keeping the mouth-space hermetically sealed against viral contamination. A new mask design blocks nasal exhalation, supposedly saving the wearer and others. | Restaurant patrons thoughtlessly breathing out while unmasked have long been the bane of the restaurant owner's existence, preventing the once-lucrative establishments from returning to their status as the social hubs they were once considered prior to the onset of the 'new normal.' | But with the arrival of Covid-19, no face mask was considered protective enough — stores even…