2021-03-29: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Mexico's President Feels 'Shame' for Murder of Salvadoran Woman. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Monday expressed "shame" for the police officers who killed Salvadoran migrant Victoria Salazar in Tulum on Saturday. | RELATED: | "She was subdued by police… brutalized and killed. This fact fills us with sorrow, pain, and shame," he said. | Her murder was denounced on social media through a video showing a police officer placing his knee on the neck of the victim, who could barely…

WSWS (2021-03-29). Oppose deportations and all anti-immigrant measures in Australia and New Zealand! wsws.org The Australian and New Zealand governments have joined in the international assault on the rights of immigrants, as they seek to divert anger over mass job cuts and austerity measures in the most nationalist and xenophobic direction.

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Cuba Could Start COVID-19 Vaccination in Minors. telesurenglish.net Rolando Perez, the director of Science at the Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Industries (BioCubafarma), announced on Monday that his country could soon begin a study for COVID-19 vaccination in the pediatric population between the ages of 5 and 18. | RELATED: | According to the study design, the first stage of vaccination will include minors aged 12 to 18 years. Subsequently, children aged 5 to 11 could be immunized, Pe…

_____ (2021-03-29). Protests In 60+ Countries Against Genocidal US Blockade On Cuba. popularresistance.org In a worldwide day, the initiative launched a month ago by the Europe for Cuba channel, in coordination with solidarity movements and groups in different parts of the planet, will take place today and tomorrow, Sunday, with car and bicycle caravans, rallies, marches and mountain climbing, among other diverse actions. | "The call is also to flood the social networks in days of denunciation and repudiation of the genocidal blockade imposed on the island, in which we expect a good response, despite the restrictions derived from the COVID-19 pandemic," José Antonio Toledo and Michele Mesagna, coordinators of the plat…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Venezuela Is Victim of Colombian Armed Groups, Maduro Denounces. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro denounced that the Colombian government is behind the recent incursion of irregular armed groups into Apure state, which is located in the southwestern border region. | RELATED: | "We have all the WhatsApp accounts and conversations. We know the whole strategy they coordinate with the Colombian government and what they were going to do in Venezuelan territory," Ma…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-29). Cape Verde Greenlights Venezuelan Government Envoy Extradition to US. globalresearch.ca The Cape Verde Supreme Court has approved a request to extradite …

Paul Dobson (2021-03-29). Venezuela Points Finger at US for Continued Skirmishes on Colombian Border. venezuelanalysis.com Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López claims that the CIA is behind the fighting, which injured a further nine soldiers on Monday.

teleSUR (2021-03-29). 'It Was a Coup' Film Unveils the U.S. Interference in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales on Sunday welcomed the "It Was a Coup" documentary which reveals details of the U.S-backed coup d'etat in Nov. 2019. | RELATED: | The film shows how the events escalated following a biased report by the Organization of American States (OAS) on electoral fraud and the calls for violent mobilizations from opposition sectors. | Filmmaker Maria Rada gathered testimonies to unmask the plot that in…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Peru To Witness Debates Among 18 Presidential Candidates. telesurenglish.net For three days starting on Monday, Peru's National Jury of Elections will organize face-to-face presidential debates among 18 candidates who will participate in the April 11 elections. | RELATED: | The debates will be focused on such issues as the pandemic, education, security, public integrity, and corruption. | Among the first candidates to take the floor this Monday are the National Victory candidate George Fors…

_____ (2021-03-29). Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution. popularresistance.org As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with resources, cannot be put into practice and defended. | Right now, Nicaraguans have both and they are making great progress in building a new society or as it is often referred to in Latin America, 'Buen Vivir,' (the good life). They are demonstrating what we…

Ana María Aragonés (2021-03-29). Caminos legales, no cierres fronterizos. globalizacion.ca El reciente viaje a México de funcionarios estadunidenses planteó como solución al problema migratorio el cierre de fronteras, para supuestamente detener no sólo a los centroamericanos, sino a los propios mexicanos. | Justificó en parte esta estrategia por tener que aplicar…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Brazil: Defense and Foreign Affair Ministers Sacked. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Brazilian ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs gave their resignation letters to the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, thus accentuating the institutional crisis in the South American country. | RELATED: | Brazilian Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo, resigned from his responsibilities due to pressure exerted by parliamentarians, business people, and politicians, who have vehemently criticized his man…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Honduras Concludes Primary Elections Vote Count. telesurenglish.net Honduras' National Electoral Council (CNE) concluded the primary elections' vote count after two weeks of delays and electoral fraud allegations. | RELATED: | The National Party candidate Nasry Asfura, the Freedom and Refoundation Party representative Xiomara Castro, and the Liberal Party member Yani Rosenthal stay as main competitors for the Presidency post. | Tegucigalpa mayor Asfura gained 579,764 votes, ex-fir…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Argentina: Buenos Aires Province Fights for Debt Restructuring. telesurenglish.net Buenos Aires' Governor Axel Kicillof extended the deadline to negotiate a US$7 billion debt with private creditors who sued his government for late payment. | RELATED: | On March 23, an Ad Hoc committee of creditors represented by White & Case LLP filed two lawsuits in New York against Buenos Aires province for the non-payment of debt interest bonuses. | The subnational government's Finance Minister Pablo Lopez described as "

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-03-29). Argentina — El recordatorio de Cristina. globalizacion.ca øNo debería ser más habitual la práctica de analizar algunas situaciones a la luz de cómo serían si se plantea o ejecuta su reverso? | De dejarse llevar por tantas voces que arguyen serios problemas e incluso una ruptura definitiva entre…

Carlos Alberto Rozanski (2021-03-29). Argentina — Lawfare, el día después. globalizacion.ca Lawfare es un neologismo creado por el general de la aviación norteamericana, Charles J. Dunlap Jr. Profesor de la Duke University School of Law estadounidense, en 2001 lo definió como "El uso de la ley como un arma de guerra"….

_____ (2021-03-29). 'Poor Rich Haiti'. popularresistance.org Haiti's borders are curious. The small country is bordered to the east by the Dominican Republic, dividing in two the territory of the island of Hispaniola. To the west it borders the Caribbean Sea and to the south, a forgotten maritime border with the Republic of Colombia. But what interests us here is a border that is not entirely imaginary: to the north and northeast, although the maps would like to indicate otherwise, Haiti borders the United States. | It is here, in this region, that most US economic interests — and also those of its smaller partners — are concentrated. This is the case of Canada…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Mural at Least 3,200-Year-Old Found in Peru. telesurenglish.net A millennia mural that might belong to the extinct Cupisnique culture was found in the valley of the Virú province, La Libertad region, in Peru, archaeologists reported on Monday. | RELATED: | The 3,200-year-old mural depicts a spider god holding various knives. The specialists believe it was a deity related to fertility and rain. According to archaeologist Regulo Franco Jordan, who identified the site, "what we have here is…

Media Lens (2021-03-29). Propaganda by Omission: Libya, Syria, Venezuela and the UK. globalresearch.ca We live in a war-like society; one that supports, and is …

VINS (2021-03-29). UN and US Remain Unaccountable for Civil Unrest in Haiti. projectcensored.org A national emergency is taking place on the Caribbean island of Haiti. As reported by the Haitian Times, officials in Haiti have requested assistance from foreign law enforcement to combat…

Fight Back (2021-03-29). Cubans in Hialeah, FL rally against U.S. blockade. fightbacknews.org Hialeah, FL – Over 70 members of the South Florida Cuban community took part in a car and bicycle caravan through Hialeah to demand an end to the immoral and illegal U.S. blockade of Cuba. This caravan near Miami was one of dozens of actions that took place not only in cities across the United States, but in countries across the world, from Canada to Egypt to Cuba itself. | The cars were draped with oversized Cuban flags and posters that read, "No mas bloqueo" and "Abajo el bloqueo de Cuba," as bicyclists chanted and waved their smaller flags. The caravan passed through the congested streets of Hialeah, with honk…

WSWS (2021-03-29). Myanmar military guns down 114 people in deadliest daily toll. wsws.org While the protest movement has involved broad layers of the population, opposition leaders have limited its aims to the reinstatement of a government led by Suu Kyi.

WSWS (2021-03-29). Australian population declines for first time since World War I. wsws.org The sudden fall threatens to expose the Australian economy's reliance on continuous population growth to mask underlying vulnerabilities.

Jenna McGuire, staff writer (2021-03-29). Bowman Blames Decades of US Capitalism, Imperialism for Flow of Asylum-Seekers. commondreams.org "The best we can do is implement a 21st century Marshall Plan and help to rebuild Central America in the same ways that we have destroyed it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/immigration_0.jpg

Staff (2021-03-29). Headlines for March 29, 2021. democracynow.org Opening Statements Begin in Trial of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin for Killing George Floyd, Burmese Forces Kill Over 100 People in Deadliest Day of Post-Coup Crackdown, More States Open Up Vaccine Eligibility as Cases Rise in More Than Half of U.S. States, Mexico Revises COVID Death Toll by 60%, Chile and Brazil Confront Massive Surges, WHO Warns Coronavirus on the Rise in African Countries as Vaccinations Remain Lowest in World, Suicide Bombing Attacks Catholic Church Mass in Indonesia, Dozens Killed in Attacks in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province, Iran and China Sign 25-Year, $400 Billion Strategic Deal, 9-Year-Old Gi…

Robert Reich (2021-03-29). Republicans Fabricate "Crisis" of Violent Immigrants Crossing the Border. commondreams.org The "surge" has been fabricated by Republicans in order to stoke fear—and, not incidentally, to justify changes in laws they say are necessary to prevent non-citizens from voting. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/tedcruz.jpg

John Buell (2021-03-29). Neoliberalism Is a Killer. commondreams.org Biden's recent characterization of Putin applies to this dominant ideology as well. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/clintonhonduras.jpg

VINS (2021-03-29). Pfizer Bullies South American Governments over COVID Vaccine. projectcensored.org As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen its grip on South America, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer stands accused of bullying smaller Latin American governments into putting up sovereign assets as…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Brazil: Foreign Affairs Minister Resigns Due To Senate Pressure. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araujo resigned on Monday after senators accused him of disastrously directing his country's foreign policy and creating obstacles to access to COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | Pressure against Araujo came even from right-wing parliamentarians. Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco and Foreign Relations Commission President Katia Abreu were among the politicians who called for his resignation.

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Venezuela Seeks To Swap Oil for COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro approved the "Oil for Vaccines" payment scheme as a strategy to advance the national vaccination campaign and face the freezing of Venezuelan assets by the U.S. and other countries. | RELATED: | Venezuelan frozen funds abroad amount to almost US$7 billion, which cannot be used to fight the pandemic due to U.S. arbitrary sanctions. | The Bolivarian nation advocates for these f…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). UN High-Level Meeting Takes up the Debt Relief and Poverty Link. telesurenglish.net United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness convened a high-level virtual meeting to discuss options for debt relief for developing countries. | RELATED: | "While some countries have been able to accrue new debt to build a bridge to recovery and reserve vaccines, others have been forced to allocate their limited fiscal space…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-29). Suez Canal: Egyptians in neglected village thrust into limelight by ship crisis. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Egyptians in neglected village thrust into limelight by ship crisis | Residents of Manshiyet al-Rugola have struggled for years as the world's wealth passed them by. Now the Ever Given has put them on the map | Mon, 03/29/2021 – 09: 16 | A farm vehicle is seen in a field as the Panama-flagged MV 'Ever Given' is lodged behind it impeding traffic across Egypt's Suez Canal on 2…

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-03-29). Grupo de Lima se debilita con la retirada de la Argentina. globalizacion.ca El retiro de Argentina del Grupo de Lima, el 24 de marzo, representa un tiro directo en la línea de flotación de la obsecuencia latinoamericana con Estados Unidos. Asimismo, pone en evidencia el fracaso de los objetivos trazados cuando se…

Rubén Armendáriz (2021-03-29). Uruguay dispara contra el Mercosur y se habla de un URUEXIT. globalizacion.ca La cumbre virtual de presidentes del Mercosur por el festejo de los 30 años del bloque dejó al descubierto históricas diferencias, especialmente sobre el arancel externo común y la "flexibilidad" para negociar acuerdos comerciales por separado, donde el presidente que…

RT (2021-03-29). Brazil's foreign and defense ministers resign amid coronavirus surge and US pressure — reports. rt.com Two key members of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet have resigned. Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva gave no reason for departure, while Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo faced backlash from the parliament. | Hours after Araujo's resignation was reported in the media — but not officially confirmed by Alvorada Palace — Azevedo e Silva announced he would be stepping down "knowing the mission was accomplished" and thanking Bolsonaro for the opportunity to serve. | While Azevedo's resignation came as somewhat of a surprise, Araujo's was more or less expected, after leaders of both chamb…