2021-03-27: News Headlines

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-27). Venezuelan Oil and Natural Gas Production Cut Down After Pipeline Explosion. venezuelanalysis.com Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami denounced a terrorist attack against the gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela.

_____ (2021-03-27). Argentina Withdraws From Lima Group. popularresistance.org Argentina has withdrawn from the Lima Group of countries established in 2017 to push for regime change in Venezuela. | Buenos Aires withdrew symbolically on March 24 — the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, which commemorates victims of Argentina's "dirty war" on the anniversary of the 1976 coup d'etat. | It condemned the group's support for sanctions on Venezuela in the midst of a global pandemic and its treatment of the self-proclaimed Juan Guaido administration, a US-backed body with no territory, as Venezuela's representative within it.

_____ (2021-03-27). New Global Alliance Defends UN Charter. popularresistance.org A new alliance called the "Groups of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations" has formed in a clear act of resistance to the unilateral and aggressive policies of the United States and its junior partners. Representatives of the alliance reside fully in the Global South. Nations spearheading the initiative include the DPRK, Iran, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cuba, Eritrea, Laos, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Syria, Venezuela, and Palestine in addition to the largest of the developing countries, Russia and China.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-27). Cape Verde greenlights Venezuelan gov't envoy extradition to U.S. mronline.org The Cape Verde Supreme Court has approved a request to extradite Venezuelan government envoy Alex Saab to the U.S. | Newswire…

_____ (2021-03-27). Venezuela Sues The US At The WTO. popularresistance.org Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Friday informed that his country sued the U.S. before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for imposing unilateral coercive measures contrary to international norms and principles. | "Sooner rather than later, Venezuela will defeat through law what the U.S. intends to impose through force," he said, recalling that the U.S. blockade seeks to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's administration. | In an attempt to avoid criticism from a multilateral institution, the United States prevented Venezuela from requesting the formation of a WTO panel whose objective wou…

Alan Johnstone (2021-03-27). How Many is Too Many? dissidentvoice.org The United States of America is victim of its own propaganda. Since being founded, the USA has always depicted itself as a beacon of democracy and liberty, a land of opportunity and hope where a person can accomplish rags to riches through hard work and initiative. For many the American Dream is viewed as a …

_____ (2021-03-27). End US Support For The Brutal MoàØse Regime In Haiti! popularresistance.org March 29 is the anniversary of the 1987 Haitian Constitution written after the 1986 overthrow of the brutal Duvalier dictatorship. The 1987 Constitution was designed to create "a socially just, economically free, and politically independent Haitian nation." Those ideals are again in crisis. | The US-backed de facto president of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, is refusing to leave office even though his term ended on February 7. MoàØse and his Western allies – the US, Canada, Brazil, France, Spain and the European Union – are trying to push through a new constitution.

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Car Bombing Leaves 43 Injured in Cauca, Colombia. telesurenglish.net In Colombia, twelve officials and over thirty civilians on Friday were wounded after a car bomb explosion in front of Corinto's City Hall in the department of Cauca. | RELATED: | "Terrorism is cowards' weapon. We will fight it relentlessly wherever it is," said Colombia's President Ivan Duque. | The terrorist attack occurred at 15H30 (local time), and immediately after, police and army forces arrived on the scene to…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-27). Hands off Haiti! peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of Haitians have been on the streets since January to protest President Jovenel MoàØse's moves to consolidate a dictatorship in the country. | Organizations across the world have called for an International Day of Solidarity with Haiti on March 29 to support the struggle of the Haitian people. March 29 marks the day the 1987 constitution came into effect.

WSWS Repost (2021-03-27). Biden silent on rise in COVID-19 cases, justifies attacks on immigrants. indybay.org Seasoned Political analyst Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site describes Biden's first press conference as president.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-03-27). Bay Area Asians Rise Up to Repudiate Hate. indybay.org In solidarity with Blacks, Latinos and others they marched down SF's Market Street…

David B Hipgrave, Aboubacar Kampo, Luwei Pearson (2021-03-27). [Correspondence] Health systems in the ACT-A. thelancet.com The attention to health systems in the headline of Ann Usher's World Report1 about the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) is most welcome. However, we were disappointed that the World Report focused on medical oxygen and personal protective equipment (PPE), interventions that, although important, are better described as components of clinical care. Unlimited medical oxygen and PPE will not benefit populations that are affected by COVID-19 if health facilities do not have enough staff or funding for other equipment, drugs, utilities, and transport, or if they have lost most supplies to pilfering.

_____ (2021-03-27). Organizations Petition High Court Of Justice Demanding Vaccines For Palestinians. popularresistance.org Six Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations petitioned the High Court of Justice on Thursday demanding that Israel take immediate steps to ensure regular supply of vaccines to the Palestinian population under its occupation, control and influence, in the West Bank and Gaza. The petitioners also demand that the state transfer its surplus vaccines to the Palestinians immediately. | The petition was submitted by Adv. Adi Lustigman on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights Israel; HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual; Al Mezan Center for Human Rights…