2021-04-24: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-25). Venezuela's Arreaza Meets President Luis Arce in Bolivia. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, and President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, held a meeting this Friday, April 23 in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, in order to strengthen the alliance of friendship and cooperation between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Plurinational State of Bolivia. | The meeting held in the evening hours of Friday was scheduled within the framework of the ceremony "Reunion with Mother Earth," being celebrated in Bolivia since April 22. Through the event, high-level authorities have tried to raise global awareness about the current environmental crisis and to create…

Global Research (2021-04-25). Argentina — Neoliberales y libertarios: Las dos derechas ideológicas. globalizacion.ca Que estén yendo juntas a algunos comicios en España, o que se abigarren en un mismo partido de derechas en Argentina, no autoriza a afirmar que "son iguales": la derecha liberal y la de los autodenominados "libertarios" no son la…

Staff (2021-04-24). At least 172 migrants drowned in central Mediterranean Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — At least 172 people are believed to have drowned in three different shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean Sea, and the number of drowning in the world's deadliest crossing has more than doubled this year.

Staff (2021-04-24). IMF Refuses to Provide Assets to Venezuela: What's Behind It? orinocotribune.com Once again, the genocidal blockade that affects the people of Venezuela was demonstrated through the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which explained that "it will not provide reserves of $5 billion in special drawing rights to Venezuela to reinforce its reserves" bases on the "legitimacy "of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. | In addition, in a new Bloomberg research, it was found that the Bolivarian country would be among the largest recipients in terms of percentage of gross domestic product. | The IMF plans to deliver $650 billion to member nations to boost liquidity. It announced that Venezuela w…

José Cueli (2021-04-24). Los niños migrantes caminan… globalizacion.ca Los niños migrantes ondulan el tiempo y el espacio y viven sin localización, ni reposo. Enloquecen sin saber que son rastro antiguo de un objeto arcaico que representa la soledad. Dolor que se turna tensión, presente y ausente, y adquiere…

sputniknews (2021-04-24). New Hampshire Protesters Urge Kamala Harris 'to Stop Illegal Invasion' of Migrants. sputniknews.com Kamala Harris has repeatedly been critisised for failing to visit the US southern border as President Joe Biden's point person to lead the White House's efforts to tackle the migration crisis.

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-24). 'Financing Border Wars' Corporations violating human rights on Arizona border. indybay.org The new report, "Financing Border Wars," details the push for border walls, drones and biometrics — including iris scans and finger prints — which violate the international human rights of migrants and refugees. The abuse includes tracking surveillance on phones and social media.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-24). Around the World in 8 Minutes: Global outcry for patent waiver on COVID vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take you to Geneva where the member states of the World Trade Organization met to discuss a proposal to waive certain intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccine production during the pandemic. We also look at Bolivia where dozens of intellectuals, experts and political leaders from across the world participated in the "Re-encounter with Pachamama" on April 22, Earth Day.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-24). Ibero-American Summit in Andorra concluded with call for equitable access to anti-COVID-19 vaccines and cooperation for sustainable development. peoplesdispatch.org The 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government was focused on formulating common responses to the economic, social and health issues generated by the pandemic as well as solutions to global problems such as climate change…

Staff (2021-04-24). Vaccines Sent by the United States to Mexico are from Contaminated Plant. orinocotribune.com Batches of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines shipped from the United States to Mexico were manufactured in a plant where production was suspended due to contamination of millions of doses, Mexican newspaper El Universal reported on Friday. | The newspaper reported that in the plant in question, two different COVID-19 vaccines got mixed up during fabrication, contaminating millions of doses, but AstraZeneca has assured that the batches supplied to Mexico were verified under the required standards. | The AstraZeneca vaccines that Mexico received were manufactured at an Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore, Maryla…

Editor2 (2021-04-24). 175 Years of Border Invasions: The Anniversary of the US War on Mexico and the Roots of Northward Migration. orinocotribune.com By David Vine — Apr 22, 2021 | Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week's 175th anniversary of the 1846—1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. A near-continuous series of invasions—military, political, and economic—moving from north to south has helped produce the poverty, violence, and insecurity driving people to migrate from south to north. The current humanitarian crisis at the border, with record numbers of unac…

COHA (2021-04-24). 175 Years Of Border Invasions: The Anniversary Of US War On Mexico And Roots Of Northward Migration — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By David Vine* | Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week's 175th anniversary of the 1846—1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. A near-continuous series of invasions—military, political, and economic—moving from north to south has helped produce the poverty, violence, and insecurity driving people to migrate from south to north. The current humanitarian crisis at the border, with record numbers of unaccompanied minors…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-24). Bolivia ratifies its commitment to protecting the rights of Mother Earth and the environment. peoplesdispatch.org On the International Mother Earth Day, Bolivian President Luis Arce announced the reactivation of the Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth to promote climate change adaptation and mitigation programs as well as the generation of clean energies through photovoltaic, wind and renewable diesel projects, among other measures…

slorinoco (2021-04-24). Datanálisis Reveals Results of Survey About Illegal US and European Sanctions. orinocotribune.com It was recently revealed, through a survey conducted by Datanálisis, a pollster linked to right wing opposition, that 90% of the Venezuelan population is of the opinion that illegal sanctions and coercive measures imposed by the United States have had a negative impact on their lives. | This was disclosed by the pollster Datanálisis through a graph shared on social media networks, last Thursday, April 22. The following data was provided: 51.8 % of those who participated in the survey said that the sanctions "have had a very negative impact," 30.8% that "they have had some negative impact," 9.4% that "they have ha…

David Vine (2021-04-24). 175 Years of border invasions: The anniversary of the U.S. war on Mexico and the roots of northward migration. mronline.org Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week's 175th anniversary of the 1846—1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. | April 24, 2021 | Newswire…

Hernán Salina (2021-04-24). Tras 20 años de ocupación y saqueo, Estados Unidos se retira de Afganistán sin mellar el poder de los talibanes. globalizacion.ca La situación económica de Estados Unidos es complicada, "no hay ninguna inversión en la Salud ni apoyo para los que buscan trabajo", mientras se "habla de billones para infraestructura pero los que se ven beneficiados son los grandes capitales", dijo…

Staff (2021-04-24). Climate Change Is a Driving Force in Central American Migration. truthout.org We look at the link between migration and the climate emergency, which studies have estimated could displace over 200 million people by 2050, including many in Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Last year, two hurricanes, Iota and Eta, devastated the region and forced thousands to flee north. A new report finds that the climate crisis is already a driver in migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which reiterates the necessity of planning "ahead for the major…

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Harris' 'GPS Got Confused' As She Visited New Hampshire Border Instead of Mexico, Ted Cruz Says. sputniknews.com Both US President Joe Biden and his vice-president, Kamala Harris, who has been put in charge of migration issues, have not toured the US-Mexican border, and refused to describe the situation there as an immigration "crisis."

Ricardo Orozco (2021-04-24). La izquierda mexicana al servicio de la inteligencia artificial (II). globalizacion.ca El pasado viernes 16 de abril el presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF) el decreto por el que se reforman y adicionan diversas disposiciones de la Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones…

Staff (2021-04-24). Argentina's minister of transport dies in car accident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — According to the local media reports, Argentina's Minister of Transport Mario Meoni has died in a car accident.

Emir Sader (2021-04-24). Lula Calls Us to Hope. orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Apr 21, 2021 | How often have we looked to Lula for hope? Hoping that the heroic strike would bring down the dictatorship! Hoping that the transition would truly bring democracy to Brazil! Hoping that he would defeat Collor! Hoping that he would enable Brazil to free ourselves from the Cardoso government and its neoliberal model! With hope that his government would truly be for all, but above all for the most needy! With hope that he could decrease the inequalities in the most unequal country of the most unequal continent in the world! Hoping that he could restore the image of Brazil in the w…

Staff (2021-04-24). Brazilian Opposition Unites to Demand Bolsonaro's Impeachment. orinocotribune.com The Brazilian opposition is discussing how to put together all the requests for impeachment of President Bolsonaro in order to present them together before the Chamber of Deputies. | On Friday, leaders of nine opposition parties of Brazil called a virtual meeting to unify the criteria in the requests for impeachment of the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. | The nine par…

Staff (2021-04-24). Venezuela's Former Attorney General Luisa Ortega Received $1 Million Bribe—Oil Corruption Case Filed in US. orinocotribune.com Former Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Díaz is allegedly implicated in a major corruption case involving a Venezuelan businessman, who this week pleaded guilty to paying a million dollar bribe before a United States court, two people apprised of the case reported on Thursday, according to the AP news agency. | The former prosecutor, now opposition leader, Luisa Ortega, is not mentioned by name in the federal case in Miami. However, when pleading guilty on Monday to a count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, businessman Carlos Urbano Fermín admitted to paying around a million dollars to a "high-r…

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Venezuelan Health Minister Praises Sputnik V as World's Most Effective Vaccine. sputniknews.com BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is the most effective jab in the world, Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado González said on Saturday, after receiving a new shipment of doses from Moscow at the Caracas airport.

José A. Amesty R. (2021-04-24). Sellado el 8vo. Congreso PCC en Cuba, °La Lucha Sigue! globalizacion.ca Sin duda alguna, la conclusión del 8vo. Congreso del Partido Comunista de Cuba, nos deja para la historia dos sendos discursos, dos joyas de discursos, el primero el Informe Central del Quinquenio a la Asamblea del Partido, por el General…

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Pentagon Believes Russia Behind Mysterious Directed Energy 'Attacks' on Troops in Syria: Report. sputniknews.com The Department of Defense reportedly stopped short of linking the alleged attacks with a mysterious incident at the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, which was subsequently evacuated after numerous diplomatic workers complained of suffering from an unidentified ailment.

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-23). Venezuela Advances in Clearing Landmines Laid by Colombian Narco-Terrorists in Apure. orinocotribune.com The demining operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) in Apure state have achieved the neutralization of at least 100 of the illegal explosives. | General Commander of the Army, General Domingo Hernández Lárez, confirmed that this challenge prompted the military to make special adaptations to its weapons and minesweeper systems to clear the territory of one of the deadly consequences of the internal Colombian conflict, that some are trying to export to Venezuela. | These explosive devices, illegal under international law, were planted by narco-terrorist gangs of Colombia in their attempt to instal…

Anna Buss (2021-04-23). Why Brazil's President Is a Dangerous Steward for the Amazon. counterpunch.org Carved out of the rainforest, the Trans-Amazonia Highway is a 2.500 mile-road that connects seven northern states in Brazil. The audacious project was started in 1972 during the country's Military Dictatorship (1964-1985) with two objectives: development and security of the "unoccupied" region. In order to bring companies and large-scale farmers there, the government offered large portions

Staff (2021-04-23). "Shelter from the Storm": Climate Change Is a Driving Force in Central American Migration. democracynow.org We look at the link between migration and the climate emergency, which studies have estimated could displace over 200 million people by 2050, including many in Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Last year, two hurricanes, Iota and Eta, devastated the region and forced thousands to flee north. A new report finds that the climate crisis is already a driver in migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which reiterates the necessity of planning "ahead for the major migration flows," says Camila Bustos, human rights associate at the University Network for Human Rights. "W…

Fight Back (2021-04-23). Justice for Adam Toledo car caravan protest in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 18, the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Los Brown Berets, Asamblea de Derechos Civiles and other groups organized a protest and car caravan to demand justice for Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Mexican-American who was murdered by the Chicago Police Department. The video footage of the murder was recently released, sparking a wave of protests in Chicago and around the country. | Protesters gathered on Lake Street to decorate their cars with signs, crosses and flags in honor of Adam Toledo. The protest began at the statue of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata at Lake…

Eds. (2021-04-23). Migrant women farmworkers: An invisible essential labor force. mronline.org The Biden administration must address the industry's long-standing gender discrimination and systemic inequalities, which have become even more severe during the pandemic. | April 23, 2021 | Newswire…

Zero Hedge (2021-04-23). Fake COVID Vaccines Discovered in Mexico and Poland. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | While scammers have been

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Venezuela's Guaido Taps $152 Million in Funds Stolen by US. news.antiwar.com Venezuela's Juan Guaido is planning to make Guaido is tapping $152 million from the accounts. $100 million is said to be going towards purchasing vaccines through the World Health Organization. It's not clear what the remaining funds…

G. Dunkel (2021-04-23). Haiti at the abyss. workers.org According to the Miami Herald, not a single vaccination against COVID-19 had taken place in Haiti as of April 9. Lack of planning, no health system, bureaucratic inertia were all given as reasons. (tinyurl.com/fkz9s75a) Eighty percent of Haitians live on less than $2 a day. (tinyurl.com/yfkf5jp9) The minimum wage is . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Brazil grants permission for clinical trial of new Chinese vaccine. ecns.cn Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has authorized clinical trials of a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals, according to official statement, Reuters reported on Monday.

_____ (2021-04-23). 175 Years Of Border Invasions. popularresistance.org Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week's 175th anniversary of the 1846—1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. A near-continuous series of invasions—military, political, and economic—moving from north to south has helped produce the poverty, violence, and insecurity driving people to migrate from south to north. The current humanitarian crisis at the border, with record numbers of unaccompanied minors desperately fleeing…

Lorraine Liriano Chávez (2021-04-23). °Fuera LUMA! — LUMA out of Puerto Rico! workers.org Call to Action on Puerto Rico demonstrated April 13 in New York City's Union Square to say °Fuera LUMA! — LUMA out! °Fuera LUMA! — LUMA out! Credit: WW Photo: Toni Arenstein We demand the cancellation of this $1.5 billion colonial government contract with LUMA. This is a company created . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-04-23). U.S. role in Ecuador prison uprisings. workers.org "In places where inequality is the deepest, the use of prison and punishment is the greatest." (Ruth Wilson Gilmore) Prisons do not keep people safe from violence; in fact, these institutions perpetuate violence themselves and further entrench poverty. They are tools used by those who hoard mass amounts of wealth . . . |

slorinoco (2021-04-23). Venezuela Strengthens Alliances with Angola & South Africa. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Minister of Ecological Mining Development, Magaly Henríquez, and the Consul General for the Republic of Angola in Venezuela, Felisberto Fernándes Da Costa, agreed on the reactivation and strengthening of strategic alliances between both nations for the relaunch of Venezuela's diamond industry. | The minister indicated that it was a fruitful meeting to improve bilateral cooperation and training exchange in the diamond sector, which will benefit the Mining Engine (mining development plan) and contribute to the diversification of Venezuela's economy. "Alliances for mutual development," wrote the minister…

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-23). Love and Revolution. counterpunch.org The French military and political response to the Algerian war of national liberation became, along with the British anti-guerrilla operation in Malaysia, the template for many subsequent such operations. From Vietnam to Latin America, the French and British colonial model of counterinsurgency became the reference to which other imperial nations looked. Torture, the targeting of

A Guest Author (2021-04-23). Raúl Castro honored. workers.org The excerpts below are from the Cuban daily newspaper, Granma, April 17. "Let no one doubt that as long as I live, I will be ready, with a foot in the stirrup, to defend the homeland, the Revolution and socialism," stated Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the . . . |

Editor2 (2021-04-23). Peter Pan Operation, US Aggression on Cuban Childhood. orinocotribune.com By Roberto García Hernández — Apr 20, 2021 | Havana, (Prensa Latina) The Peter Pan Operation, one of the US cruelest actions that violated human rights against Cuba, deceived parents to send their children to the United States by alleging they would lose their parental rights. Over 14,000 boys and girls ended up alone in Florida. | Many of the minors never met their parents again, or when they did —with the passing of time- they hardly recognized them, and living together with them was difficult, according to testimonies of some of the victims of that crime. | On its eagerness to destroy the rising Rev…

RFE RL (2021-04-23). A Closer Look At China's Controversial Lending Practices Around The World — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Reid Standish* | ( It has issued massive loans through its flagship foreign policy project, the Belt and Road Initiative. It has inked contracts with governments from Latin America to Africa and Eastern Europe to South Asia. | But despite being the world's largest official creditor, many of the basic facts around Beijing's foreign lending are still unknown. | Crucial details about the terms and conditions of China and its stat…

RT (2021-04-23). Iraq: Multiple Rockets Land Near Baghdad International Airport, US-Led Coalition Base. eurasiareview.com Multiple rockets reportedly fell near Baghdad International Airport. There have also been reports of air-raid sirens going off inside Camp Victory, which houses US coalition forces. No casualties are being reported. | According to An independent video that has not been verified but is circulating on social media purports to show smoke rising from the Camp Victor…

Saheli Chowdhuri (2021-04-23). US Sanctions Against Venezuela Violate the Human Rights They Claim to Protect, Says UN Special Rapporteur on Sanctions. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | "You cannot claim to protect human rights by violating human rights," …

Mision Verdad (2021-04-23). Open Society: George Soros' Faàßade for Investment and Plunder. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Apr 22, 2021 | A vast network of NGOs has been deployed around the globe in recent decades, many of them under the direct influence of George Soros' foundations, not only to position narratives that serve local media and foreign interests in a country, but even to influence the legal frameworks of representative democracies. | In Venezuela, the non-governmental organization with the greatest media presence and with the ability to open [legal] dockets, is the Venezuelan Education-Action Program, better known by its acronym PROVEA. Misión Verdad has sufficiently denounced the actions of this…

Staff (2021-04-23). Venezuela's Arreaza: Assistant Secretary of State Chung's Confession is More Evidence of US Aggressions. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, April 22, Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza commented that a tweet posted by the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States Department of State, Julie Chung, reveals how the US applies arbitrary and illegal measures that have generated suffering across an entire country. | Through his official Twitter account @jaarreaza, the Venezuelan top diplomat pointed out that what was written by the US official will be used as evidence in the International Criminal Court (ICC) and before the UN, as false ideologized arguments showing disrespect…

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