2021-04-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-04-29). Thousands of migrant workers labouring on Canada's farms in unsafe conditions amid deadly COVID-19 third wave. wsws.org The pandemic has laid bare the brutal conditions under which migrant farm workers are forced to work and live for the benefit of Canada's agri-business industry.

Esther Honig (2021-04-29). The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute. thenation.com The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute…

Roger Harris (2021-04-29). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Orinoco Tribune 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

Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-04-29). Farewell, Professor Aristóbulo Istúriz! orinocotribune.com A new bout of deep sadness is being endured in the ranks of the Bolivarian Revolution, after the sorrowful loss of Professor Aristóbulo Istúriz, an outstanding social leader, workers advocate, and teacher who served as Minister for Education in recent years. | The unfortunate news was reported on social media networks in the evening hours of this Tuesday, April 27, when the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, expressed her regret for the physical departure of "the prof," as he was known by many. | Rodríguez highlighted the character of Minister Istúriz, as a fighter…

sputniknews (2021-04-29). 'It Could Destroy the US': Trump Slams Biden for Ignoring 'Out of Control' Border Crisis. sputniknews.com The White House is still avoiding using the term "crisis" when it comes to discussing the migrant surge at the US-Mexico border, referring to the spike as "cyclical" and "seasonal" instead.

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-04-29). Cambios en Cuba. globalizacion.ca Recuerdo los epitafios escritos por adelantado hace 30 años. Mientras se desmoronaba la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas, los sabios de la tribu vaticinaban que Cuba no resistiría sin el oro de Moscú ni podría soportar la entropía del socialismo…

Staff (2021-04-29). Ambassador Adán Chávez Praises the Work of China's Communist Party. orinocotribune.com The Communist Party of China (CCP) has been fundamental in the social and economic development achieved by the Asian country in recent decades, said Adán Chávez, vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), reported Xinhua. | "There are one hundred years of fruitful work, of great achievements, of enormous advances for the happiness of the Chinese people," Chávez, who is also Venezuela's ambassador to Cuba, told Xinhua, referring to the centenary of the founding of the CCP to be celebrated in July. | Chávez, who visited China four times between 2017 and 2019, asserted that the strong leadersh…

Staff (2021-04-29). Headlines for April 29, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Urges Congress to Back Vast Expansion of Social Safety Net & New Taxes on Rich, India in Public Health Catastrophe as Deaths & Infections Reach New High, Hate Crimes Charges Filed Against Georgia Men in Ahmaud Arbery Murder, NC Judge Delays Release of Police Footage of Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting, Video: Chicago Police Shot Anthony Alvarez Dead as He Was Running Away, FBI Raid Rudy Giuliani's Home & Office, Mass Protests in Colombia Held to Protest Iván Duque & Proposed Tax Reform, U.S. Contractors Are Still Helping Maintain Saudi Warplanes Used in Yemen War, Israel Faces Call to Free Alaa al-Rimawi, Palestin…

Emir Sader (2021-04-29). El topo vuelve con Lula, Alberto Fernández y López Obrador. globalizacion.ca Yo había tomado la imagen histórica del viejo topo para reflejar el movimiento de revoluciones en historia, en mi libro El nuevo topo: los caminos de la izquierda latinoamericana. El bicho no deja de moverse, bajo tierra, aunque, durante un…

Orlando Delgado Selley (2021-04-29). Impuestos a la riqueza: Un comienzo necesario. globalizacion.ca La extrema desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe es un obstáculo para un sistema democrático capaz de garantizar derechos a toda la población. La riqueza acumulada en unas cuantas familias les permite influir para aprovechar las políticas públicas, obstaculizando…

WSWS (2021-04-29). French officers back far-right generals' letter threatening military coup. wsws.org If such overt threats of a military coup are circulating, it is because preparations for a coup are being discussed, and made, at top layers of the state machine.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-29). Abolish the Organization of American States. greenleft.org.au Members of Sydney's Latin American community want the Organization of American States general secretary Luis Almagro prosecuted and the regional body abolished. Federico Fuentes reports.

Zach El Parece (2021-04-29). Latest Bizarre Chapter of "War on Drugs": U.S. Special Forces Train Drug Cartel Enforcers Linked to Rape, Torture and Decapitation of Victims. covertactionmagazine.com Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has become one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartel writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups of masked men bristling with enough small arms to make them formidable against even conventional …

Danica Jorden (2021-04-29). Goodbye Ayoloco: Iconic Mexican Glacier is Officially No More. zcomm.org The glaciers are an important source of fresh water and climate regulation, and the gravity of the loss cannot be understated…

sputniknews (2021-04-29). Three Colombians Charged Over Cocaine-Packed Submarine Operating Within Caribbean Waters. sputniknews.com Puerto Rico is a popular transit way to nearby Caribbean nations, making it a target destination for international business and pleasure. On April 4, the US Coast Guard intercepted a semi-submersible vessel off the coast of Yabucoa.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-29). Solidarity shown with Colombia's national strike. greenleft.org.au The Colombian community and allies rallied in solidarity with a national strike in Colombia, report Federico Fuentes and Chris Slee.

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-29). Venezuelan Foreign Minister Unmasks HRW Report on Colombian Paramilitary Violence in Apure. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza responded to José Manuel Vivanco, head of the Americas division of Human Rights Watch, and qualified Vivanco's human rights report on Apure as a biased hit-job that supports the war of false accusations against Venezuela. | This document is typical of the infamous organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), based in New York City, which has been accused of acting as an agent for destabilization at the service of Washington. In 2010 financier George Soros gave $100 million to HRW. | Arreaza confronted the alleged activist: "You are nothing more than an agent," said Arre…

Pedro Pierre (2021-04-29). Ecuador — Y no nos dimos cuenta del "golpe blando" globalizacion.ca En los muchos comentarios sobre las elecciones, poco se ha hablado de un golpe de Estado que se califica de 'blando', es decir suave, porque nos han domesticado. Tan suave que no aparecen los autores, tan blando que todavía no…

James North (2021-04-29). Save the Planet or End Poverty? How to Escape the Extractivist Dilemma. thenation.com Save the Planet or End Poverty? How to Escape the Extractivist Dilemma.

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-04-29). The Private Sector in Venezuela — Myth and Reality. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — Apr 25, 2021 | There are many myths about the private sector in Venezuela, the best known referring to its unquestionable efficiency. The following phrases are part of this mythology: "unlike the public sector, which is inefficient and corrupt, the private sector is the only guarantee of development" or "the only one that could get us out of this crisis is the private sector, and if it is foreign, big and transnational, even better" or "the only way to overcome poverty is with foreign private investment". In Venezuela, the most popular myth of these times is the one summarized in the f…

Pip Hinman (2021-04-29). US continues its attacks on Venezuela. greenleft.org.au The head of Venezuela's mission in Australia says the country remains under attack from the United States, Chris Slee reports.

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-04-29). Cuba: Un congreso del pueblo. globalizacion.ca Raúl Castro es la figura principal animadora del octavo congreso del PCC, el congreso de la continuidad revolucionaria, como ha sido conocido en Cuba. Y es, claro, mucho más. No es posible en esta breve reseña de la reunión glosar…

sputniknews (2021-04-29). Over 20 People Dead, Some 30 Injured as Result of Road Accident in Haiti, Security Office Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A road accident in central Haiti, about 50 kilometers northwest of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, has left 21 people dead and about 30 more injured, the public security office said.

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Cuba In Alert Over High Spread Of COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Health Ministry Official Francisco Duran Wednesday warned about the high spread of COVID-19 in the country, which has registered an average of 1,045 cases per day in the last month. | RELATED: | During a televised conference, Duran urged the people to comply with the health measures imposed by the government given the COVID-19 upsurge. | In the last 24 hours, Cuba confirmed 988 new infections and ten deceased peo…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Brazil To Receive 1 Million Pfizer Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga reported that 1 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would arrive in the country. This, amid a slow vaccination rollout as cases spike and new COVID-19 variants, is identified in the country. | RELATED: | According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, less than 3 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. However, the experts highlight that such a vaccine short…

Staff (2021-04-28). Headlines for April 28, 2021. democracynow.org FBI Opens Probe into Police Killing of Andrew Brown as Autopsy Confirms He Was Shot in Back of Head, Video of Police Killing of Mario Gonzalez Prompts Comparison to George Floyd, Call for Probe, India Tops 200,000 COVID Deaths as Hospitals, Cremation Sites Are Overwhelmed, Turkey Orders Coronavirus Lockdown; Brazil Rejects Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Unmasked in Most Outdoor Settings, Seattle City Council Calls on Biden to Support IP Waiver for COVID Vaccine Patents, Biden Proposes Crackdown on Tax Evaders, Changes to Capital Gains Tax to Fund American Families Plan, Protesters K…

Editorial Team (2021-04-28). YCL: "Remember the dead! Fight for the living!" challenge-magazine.org The Young Communist League has released the following statement to mark International Workers Memorial Day 2021. | Britain will fall silent today to remember all those who have lost their lives at work over the last year. | This year's International Workers Memorial Day comes after over a year of the world being gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over 130,000 people in Britain have died, with millions across the globe. | The examples of countries such as Cuba, Vietnam, New Zealand and China have shown that the vast majority of these deaths were preventable. | Everyday working people continue to be infected…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-28). Colombia on strike against the far-right and neoliberalism. peoplesdispatch.org Colombian citizens, members of trade unions, social movements and opposition political parties are participating in a national strike in cities and towns across the country today, on April 28. The protest actions have been called in rejection of the Sustainable Solidarity bill, a new tax reform bill presented to the Congress by the far-right government of president Iván Duque to finance the economic crisis or compensate for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | The marches, demanding the withdrawal of the reform, will begin at 9: 00 local time in the main cities of the country. In the capital…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-28). Colombia on Strike against the Far-Right and Neoliberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa Banner reading "The narco-paramilitary state will fall" hung from a bridge in Bogotá on the morning of April 28. Photo: Congreso de los Pueblos Organizations reject Duque's neoliberal tax reform which seeks to make Colombia's working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic Colombian citizens, members of trade…

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.

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Bolivian Activists Urge EU Not To Support Coup Leaders. telesurenglish.net Bolivian activists urged the European Union not to support the right-wing forces in the country. This, as representatives within the European Parliament and from the Spanish party Vox, try to plot actions over alleged human rights violations during the elected government of Luis Arce. | RELATED: | The Bartolina Sisa Resistance movement in the UK, which represents Indigenous women in Bolivia, sent a letter to the UK…

_____ (2021-04-28). US Role Behind The Defeat Of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. popularresistance.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 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 America. | Former President Correa left of…

Roger Harris (2021-04-28). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. counterpunch.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

Roger Harris (2021-04-28). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. counterpunch.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

Roger Harris (2021-04-28). U.S. role behind the defeat of Ecuador's Leftist presidential candidate. mronline.org The U.S. 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. | April 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-28). ACLU Urges Biden to Shut Down Detention Facilities 'Used to Abuse and Traumatize Immigrants'. commondreams.org "It's time to end our nation's newest system of mass incarceration of Black and Brown people," says the ACLU's Naureen Shah. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aclu-biden-close-ice-detention.jpg

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…

Editor2 (2021-04-28). Special Economic Zones: Venezuela's Strategy for Breaking the US Encirclement. orinocotribune.com 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 recent changes in the global financial order in which the BRICS are gaining space and considers this an opportunity for the industrial development of the country. | There are eight SEZs in Venezuela that will be redefined with the new legal framework. Th…

Staff (2021-04-28). Venezuela Boosts Gasoline Production Again. orinocotribune.com Caracas (Sputnik) — Amid the siege suffered by the oil industry, the Venezuelan government has recovered both gasoline production in the country and the capacities of its main refineries, an expert in public policies for energy, David Paravisini, told Sputnik. | "Last year at this date all the gasoline was imported, and a year later all the gasoline consumed in the country is produced here," said Paravisini, professor of public energy policies at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela, in conversation with Sputnik. "The refineries were scrap in 2020. Today, the El Palito refinery [in Carabobo, in the cent…

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,…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). European Union Pushes for 'Voluntary Return' of Immigrants. telesurenglish.net The European Commission (EC) on Tuesday adopted a strategy on voluntary return and reintegration in a bid to address the issue of illegal migration. | RELATED: | The strategy sets out practical measures to strengthen the legal and operational framework for voluntary returns from Europe and transit countries, improve the quality of return and reintegration programs, establish better links with development initiatives,…

Rebecca Magallon (2021-04-28). 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.

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-28). World police: Washington seeks to imprison foreign businesspeople for violating illegal US sanctions. thegrayzone.com In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign businesspeople for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington's targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states which choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation's financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The …

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-28). World police: Washington seeks to imprison foreign businesspeople for violating illegal US sanctions. thegrayzone.com In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign businesspeople for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington's targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states that choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation's financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The …

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Venezuela's Education Minister Aristobulo Isturiz Died At 74. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Education Minister Aristobulo Isturiz on Tuesday night passed away at 74 after an open-heart surgery. | RELATED: | Vice President Delcy Rodriguez spread the news of the death of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) leader on social networks. | "We mourn the death of our professor, fighter of this Homeland to which he dedicated his life. He accompanied us until the last moment with a hopeful smile. Our condol…

Shawgi Tell (2021-04-28). No Justification for the Existence of Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Non-profit and for-profit charter schools are privatized, marketized, corporatized education arrangements that appeared 30 years ago in the U.S. They are legal in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. About 3.3 million youth are currently enrolled in roughly 7,400 charter schools. Charter schools openly embrace "free market" ideology and siphon billions of public …

Lorraine Liriano Chávez (2021-04-28). Puerto Rico: °Fuera LUMA! workers.org El llamado a la acción sobre Puerto Rico se manifestó el 13 de abril en Union Square de la ciudad de Nueva York para decir °Fuera LUMA! Exigimos la cancelación de este contrato del gobierno colonial de $1.5 mil millones con LUMA. Esta es una empresa creada para privatizar la . . . |

S. Brian Willson (2021-04-28). Goebbels está vivo en Nicaragua: Conspiración implacable de Estados Unidos contra Nicaragua inventando falsas narrativas e instaurando el terror. globalizacion.ca "Una mentira que se dice una vez sigue siendo una mentira, pero una mentira que se dice mil veces se convierte en verdad". Joseph Goebbels, ministro de propaganda de Hitler, 1933-1945 °El presidente Ortega es un dictador! °El presidente Ortega…

W.T. Whitney Jr. (2021-04-28). Díaz-Canel Offers Blunt Truth on Cuban Economy at Party Congress. orinocotribune.com By W. T. Whitney Jr. — Apr 26, 2021 | 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, Díaz-Canel's speech was impassioned, far-reaching, and clear. He called upon the new party leadership to respond to an increasingly restrictive U.S. economic blockade, speed up the implementation of economic r…

Liberation Staff (2021-04-28). Car caravans around the US demand end to the blockade on Cuba. liberationnews.org The last Sunday of each month since early this year has seen growing actions here in support of Cuba.

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