2021-04-14: News Headlines

pyeverino (2021-04-14). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org RSVP Here This is a series, running every Friday until May 7. Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare….

Editor2 (2021-04-14). Bonaire: BOPEC Bankrupt due to Dutch Inspectorate and Taxation. orinocotribune.com By Handsoffvenezuela.nl — Mar 26, 2021 | The sad story for the employees of Bonaire Petroleum Corporation (BOPEC) on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaàßao ends badly because of Dutch interference. BOPEC, owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), has been severely harmed by illegal sanctions by US and Dutch institutions, and finally was taken over by the Netherlands, after a claim for bankruptcy by the Dutch tax authority. The hawks in Washington and The Hague can be satisfied, but their interference has been disastrous for many of our overseas compatriots. | Curaàßao | When Shell turne…

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-14). April 13, 2002: The Glorious Day of an Unprecedented Countercoup. orinocotribune.com Just 19 years ago, on April 13, 2002, Venezuela was the scene of an unprecedented event in history: the return to government of a president after an atrocious experiment in conservative restoration that failed to remain in power for more than 48 hours. | The coup plotters, after believing that their authority was decreed and obedience deserved, bitterly verified that after three years in the opposition, their ability to command had been impaired, and they misread the landscape of a new country that had emerged after 1998. | On April 13, 2002, the popular reaction against the coup of democracy took hold. The poor,…

G. Dunkel (2021-04-14). Solidaridad con la lucha haitiana en toda América del Norte. workers.org El mes de marzo fue testigo de una serie de manifestaciones en toda América del Norte en solidaridad con las luchas del pueblo trabajador de Haití por la justicia, la democracia y el fin de la injerencia de Estados Unidos en sus asuntos internos. A las Naciones Unidos en NYC, . . . |

Gregory Wilpert (2021-04-14). Ecuador's Socialist Loses as Left Splits. theanalysis.news Ecuador's progressive presidential candidate Andrés Arauz narrowly lost the election last Sunday. But the left's internal divisions was not the only problem, explains CodePink's Leonardo Flores.

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-04-14). Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates: Soberana 2 and Abdala. globalresearch.ca 'Our doctors are not health care merchants. | Our mission is loftier …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-14). Washington Could Not be Happier with Ecuador's New President. globalresearch.ca Against all expectations, right-wing Guillermo Lasso won the Ecuadorean presidential election …

Ana Ionova (2021-04-14). Landmark decision: Brazil Supreme Court sides with Indigenous land rights. nationofchange.org The country's Supreme Court has agreed to review the process around a past case that cancelled the demarcation of an Indigenous territory claimed by the Guarani Kaiowá people.

Paul Goble (2021-04-14). Russia In Midst Of Worst Demographic Decline Since World War II — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The horrific increase in mortality rates among Russians, only part of which is the product of the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Russia in 2020 into the worst demographic decline since World War II and figures for the first months of this year suggest that that decline is continuing, Aleksandr Zhelenin says. | Indeed, if the rates registered since the start of this year continue, Russia will stand to suffer one million more deaths than births, a figure that there is little or no chance the return of migrant workers will compensate for and that could further accelerate the decline as it will produce a smaller coh…

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of Two Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of Two Climate Migrants…

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants…

Staff (2021-04-14). 'Stop violating rights of Iranian people'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — In a letter to the Secretary General of Council of European Union, Secretary General of Iran's Human Rights Office lashed out at irresponsibility in violation of rights of Iranian people by member states of the Council.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-14). Militarize the Southern Border: Joe Biden Strikes Deal with Mexico and Central American States to Curb Migration. globalresearch.ca A crisis of migration into the United States from Mexico, Guatemala …

Eric Toussaint (2021-04-14). Ecuador: From Rafael Correa to Guillermo Lasso via Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca On 11 April 2021, Guillermo Lasso (52,4%), the right-wing candidate, defeated…

orinocotribune (2021-04-14). Anti-Chavismo Asks US Treasury (OFAC) for $53 Million to Pay Guaidó & Co. Salaries. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, today revealed a new corrupt plot against the Venezuelan state involving former deputy Juan Guaidó and other representatives of anti-Chavismo. | At a press conference, Rodríguez presented a series of audio recordings that confirm a virtual meeting held by the opposition's Sergio Vergara (signatory of the agreement with the mercenary company Silvercorp, responsible for Operation Gideon) with former anti-Chavista deputies including Marco Aurelio Quinones, Winston Flores, and Freddy Superlano. | In the recordings, Vergara discusses an alleged budg…

Staff (2021-04-14). Venezuelan Parliament Approves National Communal Parliament Law at First Reading. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, April 13, the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved the Organic Law of the National Communal Parliament after the first reading. This law aims to create spaces within the People's Power where the various realities of each area of the country can be debated and linked to Parliament to deepen democracy. | "On a day like today, this Parliament gives the people of Venezuela a fundamental instrument to deepen participatory and protagonist democracy as it is set out in the Constitution. I ask the deputies that this Law be taken to the whole country for the ne…

Staff (2021-04-14). Anti-Chavismo Asks US Treasury (OFAC) for $53 Million to Pay Guaidó & Co. Salaries. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, today revealed a new corrupt plot against the Venezuelan state involving former deputy Juan Guaidó and other representatives of anti-Chavismo. | At a press conference, Rodríguez presented a series of audio recordings that confirm a virtual meeting held by the opposition's Sergio Vergara (signatory of the agreement with the mercenary company Silvercorp, responsible for Operation Gideon) with former anti-Chavista deputies including Marco Aurelio Quinones, Winston Flores, and Freddy Superlano. | In the recordings, Vergara discusses an alleged budg…

Staff (2021-04-14). US Diplomat Todd Robinson Expelled from Venezuela Now Nominated DoS Under Secretary for Anti-Narcotics. orinocotribune.com Former US Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Todd Robinson, was nominated by President Joe Biden to…

Chris Gilbert (2021-04-14). An Unannounced Rupture in Venezuelan Politics. zcomm.org What clearly sets the Venezuelan people apart from most other peoples in the world is the recent memory of having participated in politics and of having had a government intervening on their behalf.

Haiti Action Committee (2021-04-14). Stand with Haiti! A Call for Solidarity. zcomm.org This statement calls for support of the resistance by the Haitian people to the US-backed dictatorship of Jovenel Moise…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-04-13). The Return of Northern Ireland as the Most Dangerous Open Wound in British Political Life. counterpunch.org On the night of 15 August 1969, a Protestant mob burst into the Catholic part of west Belfast and burned down houses in and around Bombay Street, forcing the Catholic population to flee. The pogrom had a traumatic impact on Catholics in Northern Ireland, delegitimising the authorities for tolerating or assisting the mob, and playing a key role in the creation of the Provisional IRA.

Phyllis Bennis (2021-04-13). This isn't a Border Crisis, It's a Poverty, Violence and Climate Crisis. counterpunch.org Thousands of desperate migrants, mostly from Central America, are stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border. Most are families and unaccompanied children. Despite their legal rights to apply for asylum, U.S. officials are turning away huge numbers, claiming pandemic restrictions. But thousands of children remain, held in crowded border detention facilities while awaiting transfer to Department of

The Tricontinental (2021-04-13). Dossier No. 39: Pity the Nation: Honduras is being eaten from within and without. mronline.org On 28 June 2009, President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a coup d'état engineered by the Honduran oligarchy and the United States government. The reverberations of the coup extend into present-day Honduras, which continues to struggle to maintain its political sovereignty. | April 13, 2021 | Commentary…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). US Military Plane RC-135W Spotted Over Conflict Area in Apure — NASA Publishes Satellite Image of Paraguaná (Coincidence?). orinocotribune.com This Monday, April 12, it was reported that a United States Air Force (USAF) plane flew over the airspace that comprises the Colombian-Venezuelan border on the Colombian side, where the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) recently expelled Colombian narco-paramilitary groups. | The details were reported through social media networks by journalists and specialized aeronautical accounts, which indicated that it was a Boeing RC-135W RIVET JOINT (R135) REG 62-4139, Alias HORN41. | The plane, according to the Patriota Cazador account on Twitter, took off from Lincoln, Nebra…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). Venezuela Proposes Anti-Fake News Alliance Within ALBA-TCP. orinocotribune.com This Monday, April 12, before the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information, Freddy àëañez, proposed the creation of an alliance to create a joint communication policy. The proposed alliance would allow not only to demonstrate the daily differences and similarities in points of view on economic, political and social issues, but would also facilitate the dismantling of fake news that seeks to promote hateful messages, creating "preludes to military invasions and economic aggression." | At the meeting of high autho…

John Peter Daly (2021-04-13). The 1811 Louisiana slave rebellion and the struggle in Haiti. liberationnews.org The absence of coverage of the tremendous people's struggle in Haiti by U.S. media is nothing new. The self-declared dictator Jovenel Moise has been in power for a year after the end of his presidency with the support of the U.S. government and other imperialists. From reports on the ground in Haiti today, the struggle …

Olivia Rosane (2021-04-13). Four gray whales wash up dead near San Francisco. peoplesworld.org Four gray whales have washed up dead near San Francisco within nine days, and at least one cause of death has been attributed to a ship strike. More whales than usual have been washing up dead since 2019, and the West Coast gray whale population continues to suffer from an unusual mortality event, defined by the National Oceanic and …

George Wuerthner (2021-04-13). Bozeman Watershed Logging Project Based on Flawed Assumptions. counterpunch.org The Montana Forest Action Plan recently awarded funding to the Bozeman Watershed logging project. Flawed assumptions and science characterize all these state-funded projects. Even though numerous studies have documented that logging/thinning fails to protect homes or reduce fire severity in nearly all instances, the mindless mantra that logging will preclude large fires continues unabated. +

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Informational Propaganda Activities Of International Terrorist Organizations (2021). southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Colonel A. Filisteyev, Lieutenant Colonel D. Borisov. Originally appeared at Foreign military review #2 2021. Translated exclusively for SouthFront. | International terrorist organizations are actively promoting radical ideology among the general population. Its main goal is to attract new supporters both to replenish the ranks of illegal armed groups operating in conflict zones, and to create a network of "sleeping" cells in various countries of the world. Such agitation allows extremists to r…

RT (2021-04-13). Mexico arrests 30 marines over alleged forced disappearances in city hit by drug cartel violence. rt.com Dozens of marines have been arrested by Mexican police for allegedly playing a part in forced disappearances in 2014 in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo, the navy has said. The border area has been plagued by cartel drug wars. | The attorney general's office ordered the detention of the naval personnel who were carrying out "surveillance and deterrence" work in the city, which borders the US state of Texas, the navy said in a short statement on Monday night. | Mexico's navy has been a key arm of the government's military-led cartel crackdown in the last 15 years, but it has drawn complaints over alleged human…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-04-13). Right-Wing Banker Pulls Off Upset Win in Ecuador Over Leftist Champion. commondreams.org "Now is a time for reflection," said Progressive International's David Adler. "The triumph of lawfare should send a chill through the global community." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/arauz.jpg

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). Venezuelan Army Engineers Begin Clearing Mines in Apure State. orinocotribune.com President Nicolás Maduro assured in a speech this Sunday, April 11, that "Venezuelan military engineers have begun work demining the territory of Apure (state bordering Colombia), where they have brought the dirty war to us in Colombia." He also reiterated that there are "irregular armed groups, disguised as guerrillas, but who serve the drug gangs of Iván Duque and àÅlvaro Uribe Vélez." With all of them there will be "zero tolerance," he warned once again. | For their part, Chief General Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense, and Chief Admiral Remigio Ceballos, CEOFANB commander, offered a briefing o…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). President Maduro Holds Meeting with WHO Director General to Speed Up Arrival of COVAX Vaccines. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reported this Monday, April 12, that he held an online meeting with the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, as well as with different representatives of this international body, in order to accelerate the delivery of vaccines to the people of Venezuela through the COVAX initiative. | Through his account on the social media network Twitter, @NicolásMaduro, the Head of State wrote: "I had a very productive videoconference with Dr. Tedros Adhanom, General Director of @WHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the @opsoms and the represen…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Supreme Court Judge Bans Bolsonaro's Gun Access Reforms. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) Judge Rosa Weber on Monday suspended decrees that expand access to firearms and ammunition in another defeat for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | The decrees suspended were issued by Bolsonaro in February, and they would have come into force this Tuesday. | Weber vetoed the norm that increased from two to six the limit of firearms that citizens can acquire after obtaining a Registration…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-13). Economic Impacts of Russia's Declining Population. globalresearch.ca Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to …

WSWS (2021-04-13). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health care workers in Mexico City and Guanajuato state are continuing protests to demand access to COVID-19 vaccinations while members of the Utier electrical workers union in Puerto Rico voted unanimously in favor of a strike against the Electrical Energy Authority…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Argentina Breaks Record for Daily COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net Argentina on Tuesday reported 27,001 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number in a single day, for a total of 2,579,000. | RELATED: | The Argentine Ministry of Health also reported 217 more deaths, bringing the total figure to 58,174. | On Friday, the government established mobility restrictions between midnight and 6: 00 a.m. and the closure of bars and restaurants between 11: 00 p.m. and 6: 00 a.m. an…

Brasil de Fato (2021-04-13). Pandemic in Brazil: app delivery laborers report worsening working conditions. peoplesdispatch.org Overworked, exploited and exposed to COVID-19, "We had the strike and they didn't give in to anything. The rates are getting worse and worse. It's worse than it already w…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Chile Presents 97% Occupancy in Intensive Care Units. telesurenglish.net Chile's Health Undersecretary Alberto Dougnac confirmed a critical situation in the country's intensive care units (ICU) as 97 percent of its beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients. | RELATED: | On Monday, the COVID-19 positivity rate climbed to 8.42 percent. Active cases reached 45,021 people after 6,372 new cases were recorded. | Dougnac informed that 4,023 out of 4,158 ICU beds are currently occupied. This situatio…

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). Colombia receives new batch of Sinovac vaccines against COVID-19. ecns.cn A new batch of vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac arrived at the El Dorado airport here in Colombian capital on Sunday to help keep the country's National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on track.

Staff (2021-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2021. democracynow.org Brooklyn Center Police Chief Claims Officer Mistook Gun for Taser in Killing of Daunte Wright, Prosecution Rests Case in Murder Trial of Minneapolis Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin, U.S. to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Amid Reports of Rare Blood Clots, WHO Warns of Exponential Rise in COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines as Duterte Appears in Public for First Time in Two Weeks, European Union Officials Consider Use of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Biden Admin Strikes Deals with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to Further Militarize Borders, As Volcano Erupts, Only Vaccinated Residents of St.

webdev (2021-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2021. democracynow.org Brooklyn Center Police Chief Claims Officer Mistook Gun for Taser in Killing of Daunte Wright, Prosecution Rests Case in Murder Trial of Minneapolis Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin, U.S. to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Amid Reports of Rare Blood Clots, WHO Warns of Exponential Rise in COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines as Duterte Appears in Public for First Time in Two Weeks, European Union Officials Consider Use of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Biden Admin Strikes Deals with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to Further Militarize Borders, As Volcano Erupts, Only Vaccinated Residents of St.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-04-13). "Symbolic Naval War" Is Emerging Between Israel and Iran. globalresearch.ca In the Middle East, tensions between Israel and Iran are escalating, …

jamanetwork (2021-04-13). Neurology in Art. jamanetwork.com In 1861, the medical historian K. F. X. Marx published an essay of seventy-four pages on medicine in the graphic arts, containing the first list of paintings and engravings relating to medicine. Unnoticed in its time, this pamphlet opened a new pathway of research which has since been retraced and extended by many investigators, more particularly in the subsequent lists made by Sudhoff, in the well known illustrated books of Charcot, Hollà§nder, Màºllerheim and Parkes-Weber, and in various magazine articles of more recent date. The subject is one of immense interest to the physician who loves his profes…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Volcanic Eruption Leaves St. Vincent Without Clean Water. telesurenglish.net UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Stephane Dujarric warned that the La Soufriere volcano eruption in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines left the population without clean water and electricity. | RELATED: | The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the UN mobilized pre-positioned water and hygiene supplies, which were currently stored in Barbados. | "The eruption has affected…

Natalucci G, Bucher H, Fauchère J. (2021-04-13). Effect of Early Recombinant Human Erythropoietin on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at Age 5 Years—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Before exposing preterm infants to erythropoietin for neuroprotection, potential benefits and safety need to be assessed using the highest possible level of evidence by performing randomized clinical trials instead of extrapolating results from retrospective analyses in neonates exposed to diverse doses of erythropoietin for the prevention of anemia of prematurity. Our recent study demonstrated no significant difference in neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 5 years in children born at 26 to 32 weeks' gestation treated with early high-dose rhEpo compared with saline during the first 2 days of life. These…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-04-13). Las Fuerzas Armadas y el momento mexicano. globalizacion.ca Boletines oficiales reseñan que la falta de recursos y la necesidad de administrar lo mejor que se pueda el presupuesto de 112 mil 557 millones 168 mil 656 pesos otorgado este año a la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, ha…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Mexico Detains 30 Military Men Accused Of Forced Disappearance. telesurenglish.net Mexican Attorney General's Office on Monday started investigating 30 Navy soldiers for their alleged involvement in the forced disappearance of people in the Tamaulipas state. | RELATED: | The Navy turned over its 30 members on April 9 because they could be linked to at least 25 disappearances reported in the Nuevo Laredo Municipality in 2014 when a special task force was deployed in that territory to combat crime. | Mexican autho…

Iván Restrepo (2021-04-13). México — Turismo, abuso e impunidad. globalizacion.ca Fue una de las entidades más olvidadas de México, pero hoy Quintana Roo es el principal polo turístico del país. Allí se genera más de una tercera parte de las divisas que ingresan por dicha actividad. Esa transformación se dio…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-04-13). México — La ilusión del fuero como cobijo de inmunidad. globalizacion.ca La revista Proceso relata que hace quince años, el dirigente del sindicato minero metalúrgico huyó del país, acusó una persecución política por las vías laborales y penales que le reclamaban sus compañeros del gremio por el desvío de 54 millones…

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