2021-04-26: News Headlines

Steve Lalla (2021-04-27). Today, Defense of The Revolution Rests with the Media. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla and Saheli Chowdhury for Orinoco Tribune — Apr 25, 2021 | Víctor Dreke, legendary commander of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, called for those defending the Revolution today to recognize that the battlefield of the 21st century is the media. | The comments were made at a

Paul Dobson (2021-04-26). At Least Two Dead in Latest Maritime Accident on Venezuela-Trinidad Migrant Route. venezuelanalysis.com Twenty people also died in November making the perilous sea journey, when authorities pointed the finger at human-trafficking mafias.

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-26). '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.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-04-26). Rights Groups Demand Records on Trump Admin's 'Death Flight' Deportations of Cameroonian Asylum Seekers. commondreams.org "The government's mass deportations of Cameroonian and other Black immigrants is inhumane and targeted," said attorneys with three human rights groups Monday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/asylum_protest.jpg

commondreams (2021-04-26). Following Government's Forced 'Death Flight' Deportations and Torture of Black Immigrants, Advocates Seek Answers. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Rebecca Magallon (2021-04-26). A Better Solution to DACA. indybay.org DACA is temporary relief for immigrant childhood arrivals to the United States, this articles calls for permanent solutions for DACA recipients.

teleSUR (2021-04-26). President Maduro Denounces US Funding To Venezuelan Opposition. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Sunday denounced Washington is handing over Venezuelan money frozen in U.S. federal reserves and banks worldwide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | "The White House has no limits. It is usurping and giving away our resources to these gangsters," Maduro warned and informed that President Joe Biden's administration will deliver Guaido over Venezuelan US$150 million to Guaido. | The pre…

Roger D. Harris (2021-04-26). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. dissidentvoice.org The US role in the defeat of leftist Andrés Arauz in Ecuador's presidential contest on April 11 was not overt because it did not need to be, according to a high-ranking Latin American diplomat. We met with the diplomat and others on an official election observation delegation with CODEPINK. Names of some sources remain anonymous …

teleSUR (2021-04-26). RUNASUR To Integrate the Peoples of South America. telesurenglish.net Former President Evo Morales on Monday announced the creation of RUNASUR, a Bolivia-based integration mechanism for Indigenous peoples and social movements. | RELATED: | "RUNASUR will seek to join all South American countries," Morales said, explaining that the initiative proposes to turn Latin America into a plurinational region. | The idea of creating RUNASUR was suggested by Morales one day after he returned to Boliv…

teleSUR (2021-04-26). 'Bolsonaro Is Genocide' Shout Brazilians Around the World. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian International Front (FIBRA) on Sunday held the first day of mobilization to denounce the policy of systematic violation of rights that President Jair Bolsonaro has maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Citizens from 16 countries and Brazilian ex-pats attended the protests against this far-right politician. Their rallies took place in 36 cities around the world. | "The culprit of the genocide of the Brazilian people is…

teleSUR& age-JF (2021-04-26). Paraguay Militarizes Streets To Enforce Health Measures. telesurenglish.net Paraguay's government on Sunday announced new restrictive measures to contain the pandemic and informed that security forces will take to the streets to ensure their compliance. | RELATED: | "From April 27 to May 10, agents of the National Police and the Armed Forces will patrol the streets to enforce the curfew, which will be imposed from 20h00 to 5h00 local time daily," Interior Minister Arnaldo Giuzzio said. | Officers…

Editor2 (2021-04-26). Year one in the Fight Against COVID-19: A Conversation with Elisabeth Daza and Jose Mireles (Part I). orinocotribune.com Frontline health workers reflect on the first year of the pandemic in Venezuela. | Elisabeth Daza and José Mireles are frontline medical workers in Caracas. Daza is doing her residency at the Angel Vicente Ochoa Ambulatory in the working class "Cementerio" barrio in Caracas. Mireles, a third-year medical student at the Hugo Chávez University of Health Sciences, is regional secretary of the Venezuelan University Student Federation and president of his university's student center. Last year we

Lucia Eugenia Cordova (2021-04-26). Venezuela Reports 995 New COVID-19 Cases and 19 Deaths This Sunday. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, April 25, Venezuela marked the 406th day in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last 24 hours, 995 new cases were registered in the country—all of them cases of community transmission, in addition to 19 deaths. This was communicated by the executive vice president of the Republic and president of the commission for the prevention and control of COVID-19, Delcy Rodríguez, in a televised meeting with President Nicolás Maduro during his customary Sunday address. | With this update, Venezuela totals 191,518 infections and 2,047 deaths from COVID-19. Among them, 15,201 cases are active a…

_____ (2021-04-26). Bolivia Proposes To The UN To Urgently Convene An Earth Assembly. popularresistance.org During the Reunion with Mother Earth: Global reflections for the defense of Pachamama, the Plurinational State of Bolivia assumed the commitment to lead, in coordination with all the peoples of the South, a global action in this matter and requested the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, to urgently convene an Earth Assembly to "continue developing the cosmobiocentric paradigm, not anthropocentric, within the framework of multilateralism." | Representing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the People's Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, focused his speech on the fa…

Staff (2021-04-26). Venezuela Hits Hard at Drug Trafficking Despite False Narratives. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Internal Relations, Justice and Peace, Admiral Carmen Melendez, emphasized that Venezuela has dealt a severe blow to drug trafficking by managing to seize more than 13,600 kilograms of drugs in the first quarter of 2021 alone, despite the international narrative promoted by the United States and Colombia that portrays Venezuela as a narco-state. | In this regard, the senior official stated categorically, during an interview for the television program Aqui con Ernesto Villegas, that the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) remains in a constant battle against drug trafficking, at all chec…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-26). Special Economic Zones: Venezuela's Strategy for Breaking the US Encirclement. libya360.wordpress.com Mauricio Montes The Venezuelan government is fine-tuning the legal framework to strengthen the special economic zones (SEZs) already existing in its territory and to open space for foreign direct investment in a production scheme favorable to the Bolivarian nation. Although the experiences of foreign investment have left little to Venezuela, the national Executive observes the…

The Associated Press (2021-04-26). Protests Reveal Generational Divide in Immigrant Communities. latinorebels.com BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — When protests began in a Minneapolis suburb after a white police officer fatally shot a Black man, 21-year-old Fatumata Kromah took to the street, pushing for change she says is essential to her Liberian immigrant community.

Latin America News Dispatch (2021-04-26). Mexico Will Build 17 Shelters for Child Migrants Near Southern Border. latinorebels.com The shelters will be run by the country's child welfare agency and will be located in different places in the states of Tabasco and Chiapas.

news.un (2021-04-26). Deadly shipwreck off Venezuela underscores need for safe migration pathways, protection. news.un.org The latest shipwreck in the Caribbean has highlighted the need for safe migration pathways, particularly in the COVID-19 era when many borders remain closed, two UN agencies said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Mexico receives new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Chinese company Sinovac. ecns.cn Mexico has received the seventh shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese company Sinovac, which will help accelerate the national inoculation plan, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Bolivia Vows to Produce COVID Vaccines, Including Russian One. sputniknews.com LA PAZ (Sputnik) – Bolivia is interested in the production of vaccines against COVID-19, including the Russian one, on its territory, Health Minister Jeyson Auza told Sputink.

teleSUR (2021-04-26). Argentina: Buenos Aires Healthcare System Is Close To Collapse. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Health Ministry on Sunday warned that Buenos Aires City's healthcare system is close to collapse, with the almost total occupation of intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the private and public sector. | RELATED: | For the third week in a row, bed occupancy in the city's 66 private clinics and sanatoriums is between 95 and 100 percent, according to the Private Doctors Association (AMAP). | In the state-run…

Deirdre Griswold (2021-04-26). 60 years ago: The invasion that failed. workers.org Sixty years ago — on April 17, 1961 — some 1,400 heavily armed right-wing exiles waded ashore at Cuba's aptly named Bay of Pigs (Playa Girón) to initiate what they thought would be the overthrow of the revolutionary government headed by Fidel Castro. Cuban revolutionaries, led by Fidel, celebrate defeat . . . |

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-04-26). Díaz-Canel offers blunt truth on Cuban economy at party congress. peoplesworld.org The Cuban Communist Party's Eighth Congress took place in Havana on April 16-19, five years after the previous one. President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who had just replaced former President Raúl Castro as first secretary of the party's Central Committee, delivered the closing remarks. Castro is retiring from public life. Centering on the congress's theme of continuity, …

Martin Forde QC (2021-04-26). Home Office Windrush decision was irrational, holds High Court. ukhumanrightsblog.com R (On the Application of Hubert Howard (deceased, substituted by Maresha Howard Rose pursuant to CPR 19.2(4) and PD 19A)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1023 (Admin) — read judgment Hubert Howard was born in 1956 and came to the United Kingdom in 1960, aged almost 4 from Jamaica. He …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-26). Capitalism is an Environmental Failure, Latin American Leaders Warn. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Alejandra Garcia, originally published at "Mother Earth does not belong to us, we are part of her. Savage capitalism has turned life into a big market and has destroyed the essential balance that must exist between nature and human beings," Bolivia's President Luis Arce said in commemorati…

El Faro English (2021-04-26). A Decisive Week for the El Mozote Case. latinorebels.com One expert witness will testify that there was a systematic government cover-up involving both the Salvadoran and United States governments.

Joe Frady (2021-04-26). A White Providence Public School Teacher Writing in Tears. counterpunch.org "I am in blood stepped so far, that should I wade no more returning were as tedious as go o'er." — MacBeth As a white school teacher in a high-poverty school district whose student body is primarily Black, Asian, Latin American, and other People of Color, I find myself existing in a strange Purgatory, a

Nicola Schulze (2021-04-26). OPINION: I Will Never Watch the Killings of Black and Brown Children. latinorebels.com Why do these videos continue to be released to the public, as if the word of a witness, mother, or father isn't enough?>

The Associated Press (2021-04-26). OAS Rights Group: 'Critical' Levels of Impunity in Mexico. latinorebels.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is suffering "critical" failures in law enforcement and some of the worst levels of journalist killings outside a war zone, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said in a report.

Iván Restrepo (2021-04-26). Glifosato: Espantar con el petate del muerto. globalizacion.ca El glifosato de nuevo como tema económico, político y judicial. Se trata de un compuesto que saltó a la palestra en América Latina cuando se comenzó a aplicar hace medio siglo en Colombia para combatir los cultivos ilícitos. Hace seis…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-26). Social Tensions Preceded Disruptions In Ancient Pueblo Societies. eurasiareview.com Climate problems alone were not enough to end periods of ancient Pueblo development in the southwestern United States. | Drought is often blamed for the periodic disruptions of these Pueblo societies, but in a study with potential implications for the modern world, archaeologists have found evidence that slowly accumulating social tension likely played a substantial role in three dramatic upheavals in Pueblo development. | The findings, detailed in an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that Pueblo farmers often persevered through droughts, but when social tensions were incre…

David Vine (2021-04-26). 175 Years of Border Invasions: The Anniversary of the U.S. War on Mexico and the Roots of Northward Migration. globalresearch.ca Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, …

David Vine (2021-04-26). 175 Years of Border Invasions. zcomm.org The Anniversary of the U.S. War on Mexico and the Roots of Northward Migration…

teleSUR (2021-04-26). El Salvador: LGBTI Community Rejects Trans Activist's Murder. telesurenglish.net El Salvador's Comcavis Trans, a social organization protecting the rights of transgender women, denounced the murder of activist Zashy Zuley del Cid and urged authorities to investigate this hate crime. | RELATED: | "We condemn the murder of Zachy, who was a member of the 'Perlas de Oriente' LGBTI Collective. We express our solidarity with her family and friends, and we join their demands for justice," the NGO stated.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-26). Venezuela: Security Force Abuses At Colombia Border. eurasiareview.com Venezuelan security forces have committed egregious abuses against local residents during a weeks-long operation against armed groups on the border with Colombia, Human Rights Watch said Monday. | Venezuelan security forces opened the offensive in Apure state on March 21, 2021, with the alleged purpose of combatting armed groups in Venezuela. The operation led to the execution of at least four peasants, arbitrary arrests, the prosecution of civilians in military courts, and torture of residents accused of collaborating with armed groups. The abuses follow a pattern similar to that of systematic abuses that hav…

Leonardo Flores (2021-04-26). How Venezuela is Rebuilding Its Industrial Base, One Volunteer at a Time. counterpunch.org "We don't just repair machines; we repair consciences," says Sergio Requena of the Productive Workers Army (EPO by its Spanish-language initials) in Venezuela. The EPO is a group of 2,270 volunteers with a broad range of technical expertise. They go from factory to factory repairing broken machinery. Their mission is to recover Venezuela's industrial production

Staff (2021-04-26). Worldwide Caravan Demonstration Demands End to US Blockade of Cuba. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, organizations and activists in more than 50 countries joined demonstrations demanding the United States lift its blockade against Cuba. | In large cities of countries from Europe to Asia, caravans of cars, bicycles, and other vehicles took to the streets in rallies held to demand the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to repeal the sanctions, lift the blockade, reopen Washington's embassy in Havana, and restore the Cuban family reunification program. | The participants in this day of solidarity with Cuba—entitled Bridges of Love, publicized the cruel impact of more than 240 new measures…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-04-26). Why the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba? globalresearch.ca Now that Cuban president Raul Castro has resigned the presidency of …

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-26). Iran-Cuba vaccine tested on 5 volunteers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — The first doses of the joint vaccine of the Pasteur Institute of Iran and the Finlay Institute of Cuba were injected into 5 volunteers.

Murray Hunter (2021-04-26). Malaysia's Stolen Democracy: Local Government — Analysis. eurasiareview.com As a federation of states, Malaysia has three distinct tiers of government. At the time of the Malay state federation, and after the formation of Malaysia in 1963, with Sabah and Sarawak, all three levels of government were subject to democratic elections. However, elections for local government were "temporarily" suspended back in 1965, on the pretext of the Indonesian Confrontation, under emergency law. Section 15 of the

teleSUR (2021-04-25). AMLO and Harris to Talk COVID-19 and Immigration on May 7. telesurenglish.net RELATED: | The US White House confirmed the meeting. The chat will aim at "deepening the partnership between the two countries to achieve shared goals of prosperity, good governance and addressing the causes of migration," a statement said. | AMLO and Harris already held a telephone conversation on these issues on April 7. | Harris was specially appointed by Biden to manage the migration crisis on the U.S.-Mexican, where 171,000 migrants…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-25). '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.

sputniknews (2021-04-25). VP Harris Reportedly Unaware Her Children's Book Found Its Way to 'Welcome Packs' For Migrant Kids. sputniknews.com In March, US President Joe Biden appointed his VP, Kamala Harris, to be responsible for dealing with what many claim to be an ongoing migration crisis on the southern American border. The newly-minted 'border czar', however, has not visited the US-Mexican border since she received the assignment.

Rebecca Magallon (2021-04-25). A Better Solution to DACA. indybay.org DACA is temporary relief for immigrant childhood arrivals to the United States, this articles calls for permanent solutions for DACA recipients.

Staff (2021-04-25). Illegal Sanctions Affect the Entire Venezuelan Population — Latest àöltimas Noticias Survey. orinocotribune.com It is well known around the world that the United States, together with the European Union, maintains a policy of "sanctions" and economic blockade against Venezuela. Since the time of former US president Donald Trump, they themselves called for a "maximum pressure strategy" in Venezuela. The government of Washington, whether Democrat or Republican, does not hide its intention of achieving "regime change" in Venezuela through this strategy, that is, to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela and make President Nicolás Maduro leave office by force. All of this is crystal clear. | Now, what is the effect of t…

teleSUR (2021-04-25). Biden,"Unblock Cuba": Global Protest Demands. telesurenglish.net Events took place in major U.S. cities such as New York, Washington, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Indianapolis. | RELATED: | In Cuba, some 3,000 people rode Cubans caravans in two cities: Las Tunas and Villa Clara, which were selected for being the two of the least affected by COVID-19 contagions. | Similar caravans took…

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…

Staff (2021-04-25). Mass Vaccination Advances in Venezuela: Fifth Shipment of Sputnik-V Vaccines Arrives. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, April 24, the fifth shipment of the Russian vaccine Sputnik-V arrived in Venezuela. The shipment, containing 80,000 doses, arrived at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, La Guaira state. To date, 380 thousand doses of the vaccine have been received by Venezuela. | This strengthens the National Immunization Plan that started on February 18 with two vaccines: Sputnik-V from Russia and Vero-Cell from China. | Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, was in charge of receiving the shipment that flew directly from Moscow in a CONVIASA airbus. | New batch of Russian vaccines Sputn…

sputniknews (2021-04-25). Segregation's Legacy? Virginia to Overhaul Math Curriculum in K-12 for Racial Equity's Sake. sputniknews.com The US system of mathematics education is unjust and originating in segregation and other forms of institutional systems of oppression, say equity activists offering to "dismantle racism" in math instruction and lower learning standards so that black, brown and Latino students may leg up. But will it work?

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