2021-04-27: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-28). Commander Ceballos: Venezuela Continues to Strengthen Military Presence in Apure. orinocotribune.com The Strategic Operational Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (CEOFANB), Admiral Remigio Ceballos, highlighted this Tuesday, April 27, that the Venezuelan Army (FANB) will continue to increase the deployment of forces in Apure state to expel Colombian narco-paramilitary groups, drug traffickers and terrorists, to whom they have dealt heavy blows. Ceballos confirmed that the FANB will continue combat operations until they are all expelled from Venezuelan territory. | Through his Twitter account @CeballosIchaso, Admiral Remigio Ceballos wrote that the security of the nation, and the defense of all Vene…

WSWS (2021-04-28). COVID-19 catastrophe overshadows Peru election. wsws.org With its health care system in a state of collapse, Peru trails only Brazil in terms of Latin American countries with the highest per-capita death rates.

Antoinette Sayeh, Alejandro Werner, Ravi Balakrishnan, Frederik Toscani* (2021-04-28). What Comes After Commodity Super Cycle And Pandemic? Policies To Tackle Poverty And Inequality In Latin America — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Latin America entered the pandemic as one of the most unequal regions in the world. And like much of the rest of the world, it will come out of the pandemic poorer and more unequal. Early estimates suggest that

MISES (2021-04-28). It's Time To End The Embargo Against Cuba — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jacob G. Hornberger* | Now that Cuban president Raul Castro has resigned the presidency of Cuba, will the U.S. government lift its six-decades-long economic embargo against Cuba? | Don't count it. Squeezing the life out of the Cuban people as a way to get regime change has become such a normalized way of life for the United States that it is unlikely that this cruel and brutal policy will be ended anytime soon. | Back in the day, the embargo was justified as part of the Cold War against "godless communism" and, specifically, the international communist conspiracy that was supposedly based in Moscow, Russia,…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-28). Persuading Consumers To Go Green. eurasiareview.com Shopping habits and escalating consumption of many consumers are inflicting a heavy environmental toll, and while the majority of customers seem hesitant to act "green" on their own, companies are increasingly expected to implement effective eco-friendly tactics. But efforts to increase towel reuse at hotels, paperless adoption in the banking industry or "ugly" food consumption at grocery stores have been challenging. | As a result, millions of tons of cosmetically imperfect produce are wasted every year in the United States while about one billion trees worth of paper are thrown away. Electricity consumption…

Staff (2021-04-27). 'Bloody Clashes' in Apure Leave Several Casualties from Venezuelan Army & Colombian Narco-Terrorists. orinocotribune.com Through a statement issued this Monday, April 26, Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) reported that in the last 72 hours, bloody clashes have been taking place against Colombian armed paramilitary groups, specifically in unpopulated sectors around the west of La Victoria, in the Páez municipality of Apure state, as part of Operation Bolivarian Shield 2021 that began on March 21. | The results | The military forces reported that confrontations resulted in a significant number of casualties among irregular armed groups from Colombia. | The destruction of temporary facilities that they intended to use…

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (2021-04-27). El Gobierno de Puerto Rico nunca hizo las pruebas que establecía el protocolo para el regreso a la escuela. latinorebels.com Una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) encontró que ni el DS ni el Departamento de Educación hicieron las pruebas de COVID-19 antes de la apertura en abril ni durante la clases presenciales.

Sayandeb Chowdhury (2021-04-27). A made-in-India shock doctrine, with a little help from Latin America. mronline.org While an assertive Hindutva deep state was already a work in progress under Narendra Modi, what is striking is how the contingency of the pandemic has been used to mask it with a no-holds-barred steamrolling of market reforms. | April 27, 2021 | Commentary…

Staff (2021-04-27). How the Lima Group and Prosur were Weakened by the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of internal Colombian problems have exposed the absence of a regional forum to address these difficulties and generate coordinated solutions among the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean. | In the prior decade—South America's golden age—the region had UNASUR, an organization that fostered increased coordination between governments regardless of their political ideology, to resolve myriad and unpredictable international challenges. | Dismantling of UNASUR | This vacuum arose after the rise of right-wing governments in the region…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-27). Thousands of houseless Peruvians forced to live in temporary camps. peoplesdispatch.org Over 10,000 Peruvians, who lost their livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic, have sought refuge in temporary camps set up on abandoned land in the Lomo de Corvina area, in the Villa El Salvador district, situated on the outskirts of the capital Lima.

Rebecca Magallon (2021-04-27). 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.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have launched strikes in opposition to the return to in-person instruction despite an upward spiral of new COVID-19 infections.

Roger Harris (2021-04-27). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris — Apr 25, 2021 | 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 due to a hostile political environment towards progressives. | This setback for the Citizens Revolution movement, founded by Rafael Correa, will have profound implications for Ecuador and beyond, fortifying the US-allied reactionary bloc in Latin A…

_____ (2021-04-27). How The United States Stole Democracy In Ecuador. popularresistance.org The second and final round of the presidential election took place in Ecuador on April 11. Clearing the FOG speaks with Leonardo Flores, the Latin American campaign coordinator for CODEPINK who served as an official election observer, about that election and the many ways the United States and the corporate media worked to prevent the election of the popular leftist candidate, Andres Arauz. The election of a banker, Guillermo Lasso, means the neoliberal assault on the people will continue. Flores speaks about the resistance in Ecuador and the general state of the Pink Tide in South America.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Cuba reaffirms socialist revolutionary horizon. peoplesdispatch.org The Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba concluded on April 19. It was the Congress for the Historical Continuity of the Cuban Revolution. One of the key objectives of this conference was to define the"continuity and irreversibility" of the Cuban revolutionary process. As part of this process, Raul Castro, the First Secretary of the party stepped down from his post.

Staff (2021-04-27). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series — Iêda Leal. dsausa.org 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. Today's movements facing neo-fascism, militarization, and an unprecedented public health crisis stand…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). RUNASUR, a new Latin American regional integration mechanism, created in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org RUNASUR, a new regional integration mechanism, aims at uniting the Indigenous people, peasants, social movements and workers of Latin America with an anti-imperialist , as well as building a Plurinacional America…

Editor2 (2021-04-27). Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Internationalism. orinocotribune.com By Laura Capote — Apr 25, 2021 | While García Márquez is internationally recognized for his literary work, little attention is paid to his lifelong dedication to revolutionary internationalism. Laura Capote explores this rich history and his career as a militant journalist | "I feel Latin American in every country, but without ever resigning myself to illusions of my land, Aracataca, to which I returned to one day and discovered, that between the reality and the nostalgia, was the raw material of my work" | — Gabriel García Márquez, The Fragrance of Guava, 1982 | Sometimes what is obvious hides what is…

Anzy Adams (2021-04-27). San Diego protest calls to end barrio warfare. liberationnews.org The April 24 event began in Golden Hill Park, where speakers talked about the effects of police terror, mass incarceration, racial profiling, gang enhancements, horizontal violence and other issues affecting the Chicano community.

Staff (2021-04-27). Timing of Apure Clashes & Cota 905 Incidents Not a Coincidence: CIA's Simonovis Reveals the Plan (Video). orinocotribune.com A former Venezuelan police officer linked for decades to the CIA and Israeli intelligence, and also a fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Iván Simonovis, recently confessed through a video that the terrorist events in Apure state—where Venezuelan soldiers died due to terrorist violence promoted by Colombian paramilitary—and the recent violence unleashed by the Coqui gang in Cota 905 in Caracas, "are not coincidence and are part of the same plan" to make Venezuela collapse. | The accomplice of former deputy Guaidó confessed in a video he shared on his Twitter account that "the common denominator between…

Roger D. Harris (2021-04-27). Ecuadorian Election: US Secures Another Neoliberal Champion Without Intervening (Overtly). mintpressnews.com By the time of the 2021 presidential election in Ecuador, the playing field had been rendered so precipitously unlevel that the US had little need to overtly intervene.

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-04-27). Why the Embargo Against Cuba? counterpunch.org Now that Cuban president Raul Castro has resigned the presidency of Cuba, will the U.S. government lift its six-decades-long economic embargo against Cuba? Don't count it. Squeezing the life out of the Cuban people as a way to get regime change has become such a normalized way of life for the United States that it

Pablo Manríquez (2021-04-27). More Members of CHC Support Follow-Up Investigation of 2019 Sexual Harassment Report. latinorebels.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) told Latino Rebels on Monday that they support an investigation into sexual harassment allegations of Capitol custodial staff that were published in a 2019 report by the Architect of the Capitol's Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Maximiliano Reyes Zúñiga (2021-04-27). México — Diplomacia que sirve. globalizacion.ca Es común pensar que la diplomacia tiene poca conexión con la vida de la gente, pero en la Cancillería, particularmente en la Subsecretaría para América Latina y el Caribe, pensamos diferente: la diplomacia mexicana puede y debe contribuir al desarrollo…

Ray Salazar (2021-04-27). OPINION: We Can't Talk About Adam Toledo Without Talking About 7th Grade. latinorebels.com I want to talk about what it means to be a 7th grader. Adam Toledo attended 7th grade.

IDN (2021-04-27). Did Coup Leaders Seek Legitimacy By Addressing The UN? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Thalif Deen* | The recent military coup in Myanmar and an attempted palace coup in Jordan harks back to the days when insurrections by armed forces came along a veritable assembly line—particularly in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. | And at least one political leader—a former Prime Minister of Thailand—was ousted from power when he was at the United Nations to address the General Assembly. After he finished his address, he was homeless and had no country to go to, and sought political asylum in a Middle Eastern country. | And that country was known to welcome several world leade…

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-04-27). Mexico Should Reject Excessive Powers From Foreign Investors. counterpunch.org Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, has often criticized the neoliberal economic model centered on free trade, privatization, and deregulation. If his administration truly wishes to shake off the yoke of neoliberalism and reclaim national sovereignty, one step they should take is to follow other countries that are rejecting excessive powers for

S. Brian Willson (2021-04-27). Goebbels Is Alive in Nicaragua: Relentless US Conspiracy Against Nicaragua by Concocting Fake Narratives and Instituting Terror. globalresearch.ca "A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-27). ExxonMobil Announces Discovery At Uaru-2 Offshore Guyana. eurasiareview.com ExxonMobil said today it made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels. Drilling at Uaru-2 encountered approximately 120 feet (36.7 meters) of high quality oil bearing reservoirs including newly identified intervals below the original Uaru-1 discovery. The well was drilled in 5,659 feet (1,725 meters) of water and is located approximately 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) south of the Uaru-1 well.

Staff (2021-04-27). Marketing, Elections and Anti-Chavismo Unity: PUSCI is Born. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan opposition announced the launch of a new unity platform. So far in political history, this is the fifth attempt by the bench to work together, but does this new initiative have the possibility of functioning? | Political unity is one of the most complex propositions. Finding common ground and not betraying each other is a challenge that requires maturity and respect for those alongside whom you must work. | In recent years, the Venezuelan opposition has undergone several attempts to present itself as a single bloc against Chavismo, but the efforts have been unsuccessful. | To date, we can mention: | 1-…

Luis Britto García (2021-04-27). Venezuela — Doscientos años de Carabobo. globalizacion.ca 1 | Tras sangrienta campaña de once años, Venezuela consagra su Independencia el 24 de junio de 1821 en la Batalla de Carabobo. Esta batalla no termina todavía; culmina una resistencia de tres siglos y abre otra que llega hasta nuestros…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-04-27). El sector privado en Venezuela. globalizacion.ca Hay muchos mitos sobre el sector privado en Venezuela, el más conocido es aquel que se refiere a su incuestionable eficiencia. Son parte de esta mitología las siguientes frases: "a diferencia del sector público que es ineficiente y corrupto, el…

Jorge Elbaum (2021-04-27). El Comando Sur se va a la guerra: Perfume de mujer en la coordinación sudamericana. globalizacion.ca El jefe del Comando Sur del Pentágono, almirante Craig Faller, concluyó la última semana su gira de despedida en República Dominicana, participando de la Conferencia de Seguridad de las Naciones del Caribe (CANSEC) junto a referentes militares de países comprometidos…

Staff (2021-04-27). Blockade disrupts production of medicine for Cuba's national health system. en.cubadebate.cu The U.S. government's financial persecution of Cuba, added to the economic, commercial and financial blockade, limits the industry's operations and development. Directors of Cuba's Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries Enterprise Group (BioCubaFarma) denounced the impact on their research and production of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government.

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

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 ______________________________…

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.

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.

_____ (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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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