2021-04-19: News Headlines

Helen Yaffe (2021-04-19). Cuba libre to be COVID-libre: Five vaccines and counting. mronline.org This pandemic has affirmed that public healthcare needs cannot be adequately met under a profit-based system. | April 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2021. democracynow.org Police Brutalize Protesters in Minneapolis as Chauvin Trial Moves Toward Verdict, Protests Continue in Chicago over Police Killing of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo, Florida Poised to Pass "Anti-Riot" Bill, Criminalizing Dissent & Blocking Cuts to Police Budgets, Four of the Indianapolis Mass Shooting Victims Were from Sikh Community; Gunman Bought Arms Legally, Mass Shootings in Texas, Wisconsin Claim at Least 6 Lives in One Day, Globe Tops 3 Million COVID Deaths as India and Brazil Struggle to Contain Devastating Surges, CDC to Issue Guidance for J&J Vaccine After Pause over Blood Clot Reports, Alexei Navalny Transfer…

Staff (2021-04-19). Cops Have Brutalized Chicago's Latinx Community for Decades; Adam Toledo, 13, Is the Latest Victim. democracynow.org As protests continue in Chicago and nationwide over the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, we get an update from community activist and independent journalist Mateo Zapata, who says, "People in Chicago are just tired of seeing Black and Brown youth murdered by police." Released bodycam video showed Adam had his hands up in the air when he was shot by an officer. We also speak with Rutgers professor Lilia Fernández, who studies Latino Chicago history and says police brutality toward this community is "not a new phenomenon" and goes back many decades. "Adam Toledo would not be dead today if he were white, i…

Staff (2021-04-19). Black & Latinx Lieutenant Sues Virginia Cops Who Threatened to Kill Him During Traffic Stop. democracynow.org We speak with the lawyer for a lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps who is suing two Virginia police officers who pepper-sprayed him, pushed him to the ground and pointed their guns at him during a traffic stop at a gas station last December. Video of the encounter has gone viral and shows Caron Nazario, who is a Black and Latino man, was wearing his Army uniform during the stop. When Nazario says he's afraid to get out of his car, one officer responds, "You should be." Nazario says he drove about a mile to the gas station after he noticed a police car flashing its lights at him — a common practice to avoid…

Ana Ionova (2021-04-19). Brazilian Cerrado Savanna: Wildcat Miners Descend on Indigenous Reserve. globalresearch.ca In a remote corner of Brazil's Roraima state, a makeshift mining …

Staff (2021-04-19). Venezuela Reports 1,287 New COVID-19 Cases on Sunday. orinocotribune.com Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, heading the working meeting with the presidential team for the prevention and control of COVID-19, this Sunday, April 18, reported that 1,287 new COVID-19 infections from community transmission were registered in the past 24 hours. Caracas was afflicted with the highest number of cases with 162, followed by Yaracuy with 157, and Anzoátegui with 150. | "We are ending the week of flexibility and we must maintain prevention measures," said Rodríguez. "This graph explains the reasons for the measures taken by President Maduro and the positive aspects of these timely actio…

Michael Slager (2021-04-19). The Real Trauma at the Border: Hundreds of Trump's Separated Children Still can't Find their Families. juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — Media outlets consistently describe flight from Central America and Mexico as a "crisis," suggesting that migrants' proximity to our national space is a problem for us, not for them. Fleeing from violence back home and enduring possible assault on their journey here are often construed as threats to the …

Kristian Berhost (2021-04-19). Workers' hunger strike demands permanent residency for TPS migrants. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Dozens of National TPS Alliance workers rallied with their family members and friends in D.C. on Saturday in support of their ongoing hunger strike. The Alliance's primary demand is for Congress to pass legislation granting lawful permanent residency (LPR) to migrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Members of the Alliance have been on hunger strike …

Calla Randall (2021-04-19). The Weekly Round-Up: are immigrants and asylum seekers getting their day in court? ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: The rights of immigrants and asylum seekers have been at the forefront of the news this week, with the Home Secretary coming under fire both in the courts and in the political arena. On Wednesday, a landmark court ruling held Ms Patel accountable for failures properly to investigate deaths among asylum seekers at detention …

Editor2 (2021-04-19). CIA Assassination Plot Targeted Cuba's Raul Castro. orinocotribune.com As Castro Retires on 60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, National Security Archive Posts Declassified Top Secret CIA Cables, Reports from 1960 | Agency Officials Willing to Pay Over $10,000 For 'Fatal Accident' | Another Assassination Plot against Fidel Castro Was Part of Bay of Pigs Invasion Strategy | Washington D.C., April 16, 2021 — In the earliest known CIA assassination plot against leaders of the Cuban revolution, high agency officials offered the pilot of a plane carrying Raul Castro from Prague to Havana "payment after successful completion of ten thousand dollars" to "incur risks in arranging acc…

Steve Lalla (2021-04-19). In Defense of the Revolution: Cuba's Historic Victory over Imperialism at Playa Girón. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — Apr 18, 2021 | "For progressives and anti-imperialists all over the world, the mention of the Bay of Pigs — known in the Spanish-speaking world as Playa Girón — evokes joy and celebration," wrote Carmelo Ruiz. "The United States, an empire accustomed to imposing itself even in the farthest corners of the world, could not prevail and enforce its will on an island country 90 miles away from its shores. The empire could be defeated after all." π | In mid-April, 1961, the island nation of Cuba repelled a US military invasion at Playa Girón and captured over 1,200 invaders. Cuba's…

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-19). Guaidó's Gag: He Names New Board of Directors at Telesur — They Treat Him as Crazy. orinocotribune.com Juan Guaidó added another farcical episode to the drama of his mock interim government by announcing that he has overhauled the executive board of Telesur. | This "decision" was funny enough to elicit a response from Venezuelan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Latin America, Rander Peña, who wrote simply: "today's joke." Peña was followed by Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, who facetiously call the former deputy's imaginary television station "TeleNarniaNorte." | Guaidó, US puppet for destabilizing Venezuela, announced that those in charge of running the Telesur parallel project will be Roberto Marrero…

Staff (2021-04-19). Adam Toledo Is the Latest to Be Brutalized by Cops in Chicago's Latinx Community. truthout.org Image Credit: Mateo Zapata | As protests continue in Chicago and nationwide over the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, we get an update from community activist and independent journalist Mateo Zapata, who says, "People in Chicago are just tired of seeing Black and Brown youth murdered by police." Released bodycam video showed Adam had his hands up in the air when he was shot by an officer. We also speak with Rutgers professor Lilia Fernández, who studies Latino Chicago history and sa…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-19). Putin's State-Of-The-Nation Address To Focus On Domestic Socioeconomic Developments, Changing Relations With Foreign Countries — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the Federal Assembly, a combined gathering of members of the Federation Council (Senators), the State Duma (Parliamentarians), Cabinet Ministers, Regional Governors, representatives of selected State Departments, Agencies and the Media. | Almost 450 journalists have been accredited to cover Putin's his state-of-the-nation address, information relating to the media representatives uploaded on Kremlin website. The address will be broadcast live on Rossiya-1, Rossiya-24 and Channel-1 television channels. | Social distancing and wearing masks will be compu…

Nicolás Retamar (2021-04-19). India también juega en América Latina. globalizacion.ca India es una potencia mundial — el mayor proveedor — en cuanto a la producción de vacunas y medicamentos genéricos, con una participación del 20 por ciento en el suministro mundial en términos de volumen. Aprovechando su capacidad productiva, India…

Jorge Marchini (2021-04-19). A 30 años del Mercosur: "La integración regional tiene el potencial para enfrentar los grandes problemas América Latina" globalizacion.ca El Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur) cumple 30 años de su lanzamiento, en medio de avances y retrocesos, y uno de los momentos más críticos para las economías latinoamericanas a raíz de las restricciones impuestas por la pandemia de la…

José A. Amesty R. (2021-04-19). Política de Estados Unidos hacia América Latina y el resto del mundo. globalizacion.ca Lamentablemente para el mundo y para América Latina, la pandemia global, le ha venido como anillo al dedo (le sirve como pretexto) al imperialismo y su brazo ejecutor la CIA, para preveer y jugar adelantado en sus políticas estratégicas para…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-04-19). México — La gran paradoja, el otro gran peligro. globalizacion.ca Todas las publicaciones oficiales que produce mensual o trimestralmente la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público reportan que el monto de la deuda externa mexicana en los últimos 28 meses ha aumentado en un billón setecientos mil millones de pesos….

Editorial La Jornada (2021-04-19). México — Sembrando Vida: Propuesta regional. globalizacion.ca Desde su casa de Palenque, Chiapas, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador anunció ayer que propondrá el jueves próximo a su homólogo estadounidense, Joe Biden, un plan de colaboración para incidir en la reactivación económica del sur de México y…

Julio C. Gambina (2021-04-19). Inflación en la Argentina: øProblema sin solución? globalizacion.ca La suba de los precios sigue siendo un problema en la Argentina. Muy pocos países presentan esta situación en la región y en el mundo, lo que genera debates sobre las causas y las formas de superación del problema. Una…

Frei Betto (2021-04-19). Paulo Freire's Brazil: 'Return to Grassroots Popular Education'. zcomm.org Interview on returning to the grassroots work of popular education…

Peter Bolton (2021-04-19). Brazil's 'Lula' is ready and willing to defeat his country's fascist government. thecanary.co As The Canary has

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-19). Opinion poll suggests Pedro Castillo's victory in the upcoming Peruvian elections. peoplesdispatch.org According to the opinion poll conducted by Ipsos Peru, Pedro Castillo is leading the voting intention with 42% of the votes, while his rival Keiko Fujimori follows him with 31% of the votes…

news.un (2021-04-19). UN stands in deep solidarity with Saint Vincent after devastating volcanic eruptions. news.un.org Following a series of powerful eruptions from La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, the UN chief on Monday expressed deep solidarity with the country's people and Government.

Susan Price (2021-04-19). United States: Biden rules out re-engagement with Cuba, for now. greenleft.org.au President Biden's reluctance to make any immediate changes in US policy toward Cuba is more than anything the result of domestic politics, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-04-19). Cuba — En días de Congreso. globalizacion.ca El desarrollo del Congreso del Partido suscita recuerdos, reflexiones y expectativas. Ahora mismo, mientras transcurren las jornadas de análisis y debate, me asalta la evocación de los años fundacionales, allá por los 60 del pasado siglo. | En el cine Chaplin,…

José A. Amesty R. (2021-04-18). Estados Unidos y Colombia: Desean más y más narcóticos. globalizacion.ca El conflicto armado, iniciado al menos, desde el 21 de marzo 2021 entre Colombia y Venezuela, más exactamente entre la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana FANB y grupos paramilitares narcotraficantes de Colombia (no el ejército regular colombiano), (llamado por el gobierno…

ecns.cn (2021-04-18). Chinese Sinovac vaccine prevents 67 pct of symptomatic COVID-19 infections: Chilean study. ecns.cn The CoronaVac vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac is up to 67 percent effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, Chile's Ministry of Health said on Friday.

Ben Slowey (2021-04-18). Jewish, immigrant organizers hold Passover action in Kenosha, Wisconsin. liberationnews.org Activists gathered outside the Kenosha Detention Center April 11 to demand the Biden administration stop the continued detention and dehumanization of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, for legalization of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States and for the abolition of ICE.

Editorial La Jornada (2021-04-18). México — Remesas: Alivio oportuno. globalizacion.ca Como se ha vuelto habitual, en 2020 las remesas que los migrantes mexicanos en Estados Unidos mandan a sus familias fijaron un nuevo récord, al registrar una cifra sin precedente de 40 mil millones de dólares, 20 por ciento más…

OtherWords (2021-04-18). People escaping Violence have a Right to Seek Asylum: Stop Calling it a "Border Crisis" juancole.com By Rachel Pak | — ( Otherwords.org ) — Over the last several weeks, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reported a rise in the number of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States. With the increase, the federal government's capacity to process and shelter migrant children has been stretched, leading to children being …

Staff (2021-04-18). Minister for Defense: 'Venezuela Has Transformed the Siege into an Opportunity for Innovation'. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan Minister for Defense, Chief General Vladimir Padrino López, said this Saturday, April 17, that Venezuela has transformed the siege into an opportunity to innovate and test its own solutions. | One of the areas in which this stubborn determination not to give up is revealed is the military field. |

Francesca Emanuele (2021-04-18). Peru: Left vs. Far-Right — Dramatic Choice in Presidential Election. zcomm.org Pedro Castillo, a leftist, unexpectedly won first place in Peru's first-round presidential election last Sunday…

_____ (2021-04-18). On Contact: Securing Democracy With Glenn Greenwald. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to the US journalist Glenn Greenwald about how his reporting exposed the corruption that is rife among Brazil's political, judicial, and economic elite. | Greenwald was able to show, through a trove of documents, how President Jair Bolsonaro and his crypto-fascist party manipulated the legal system with the connivance of federal anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro, and were able to discredit and eliminate Bolsonaro's political rival, former two-term president Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva, the leader of the Workers' Party. | These revelations, dubbed the Secret Brazil Archive…

Narda Zacchino (2021-04-18). The Extraordinary Rendition of Japanese Latin Americans During World War II. scheerpost.com By Diana Morita Cole / Original to ScheerPost In 2017, Isamu "Art" Shibayama testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, marking a milestone in a 74-year journey that began when the United States government kidnapped him and more than 2,260 persons of Japanese ancestry from Latin America during World War II. When he was only 13… |

Fight Back (2021-04-18). Justice for Adam Toledo! Power to Communities to Stop Police Murder! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression demands justice for Adam Toledo, who was just 13 years old when he was gunned down by a Chicago police officer on March 29, 2021. Adam was a child and he did not deserve to die. As the newly released COPA video shows, Adam had his hands up and was complying when he was executed in cold blood. We must identify the officer who killed Adam and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. We must end the madness of a polic…

sputniknews (2021-04-18). Florida Governor: Biden Created 'Catastrophe' at Southern Border by 'Dismantling Trump's Policies'. sputniknews.com Biden has reversed a number of former President Trump's immigration policies, including building a border wall and allowing asylum seekers to live in Mexico rather than in the US until their claims are considered. In recent months, a record influx of refugees has been registered, including minors, straining capacity at immigration facilities.

CNA (2021-04-18). Mexico Pauses Pro-Abortion Constitutional Reform. eurasiareview.com By David Ramos | The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put on hold for now the debate on amending the federal constitution to insert abortion rights and gender ideology. | In an April 14 press conference, López Obrador said that "when there are highly controversial confrontational issues, points of view, the best thing is to consult the citizens." | The president stressed that that his "recommendation" to Mexican legislators "is that citizens be consulted on controversial issues, where there are substantive…

_____ (2021-04-18). When Facing Imminent Election Defeat, Dominion Machines Will Always Do the Trick. strategic-culture.org Whenever a favourable election outcome seems problematic, the selection of the right vote counting machine will be sure to fix it. | There are only two rational explanations for the outcome of Presidential elections in Ecuador on April 11, ostensibly won by multimillionaire banker Guillermo Lasso. Either the Ecuadorean people are massively masochistic, or the election was stolen following the pattern recently tested in the paragon of political virtue and rule of law to Ecuador's north. As ancient logicians would say, tertium non datur. | The protagonists of these elections were the putative winner Lasso, with oli…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-04-18). SOUTHCOM Prepares for New Military Drills in Guyana — New Provocation Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com A new threat against Venezuela may be brewing at the Final Planning Conference for the Tradewinds military exercise, which is supposedly aimed at improving multinational security in the Caribbean, sponsored by the Southern Command of the United States. The exercise will take place in June at various locations in Guyana, a country with which Venezuela has a dispute over the Essequibo territory. | Information on Tradewinds2021 was released by the US embassy in Guyana through its official website. It stated that "all training venues provide opportunities to develop the capacity of joint partner nations, combined and…

Staff (2021-04-18). 5 soldiers lose lives in helicopter crash in Peru. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) — At least five Peruvian servicemen have died in a helicopter crash in the country's Department of Cusco.

teleSUR (2021-04-18). Cuban Communist Party Elects New Ruling Body. telesurenglish.net Cuban Communist Party's delegates voted Sunday for a new Central Committee, in one of the final stages of the ruling party's 8th Congress due to end its work on Monday. The Congress has seen the retirement of veteran revolutionary Raúl Castro from the party's leadership, marking a generational change coinciding with deep economic and financial reforms in the country.

ecns.cn (2021-04-18). Raul Castro announces retirement as head of Communist Party of Cuba. ecns.cn First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Raul Castro on Friday announced he is retiring as the head of the party.

Tatiana Coll (2021-04-18). Cuba — Soberana, hoy como hace 60 años, el principio germinal. globalizacion.ca Todavía no amanecía, estaba oscuro, pero en realidad yo no había podido dormir, todos estábamos alertas, habíamos escuchado en la radio lo del bombardeo al aeropuerto y por supuesto el discurso de Fidel en el entierro de las víctimas, sabíamos…

César Gómez Chacón (2021-04-18). Cuba — La terquedad del alma roja y verde olivo. globalizacion.ca Quisiera ser racional, comedido, paciente, ponderado, tolerante, apacible, moderado… ufff, son decenas de sinónimos que resumirían mi anhelo por dar la razón a tanta gente buena y sincera, quienes en estos días, en las redes sociales y en la vida…

teleSUR (2021-04-18). Haiti: Teachers to Go on Strike This Week. telesurenglish.net The Referans group called on all educational personnel to support the strike, which will run from Monday 19 to Friday 23 April, and to show their solidarity with the family of a teacher murdered in the suburb of Carrefour Feuilles (southeast of the capital, Port-au-Prince) on his way to work. | RELATED: | The collective demand that the government of President Jovenel MoàØse take measures to create a climate of security,…

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