2021-04-30: News Headlines

Emir Sader (2021-04-30). Critical Thinking: Who Will Apologize to Brazil? orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Apr 27, 2021 | Brazil is immersed in a humanitarian catastrophe. The country—which a little more than five years ago was an example in the fight against poverty, the fight against inequality and income distribution—has become, in just a few years, a hell, both for Brazilians and for the rest of the world. | More than three thousand people die every day because of the pandemic. Others die anonymously because of hunger and still others because of the violence of militias and drug traffickers. More people die than are born in Brazil. | From having a president who was an example to th…

teleSUR (2021-04-30). The 'Doctor of the Poor' To Be Beatified Today in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will hold the beatification ceremony of Jose Gregorio Hernandez, a scientist who was popularly known as the "Doctor of the Poor" due to his humanitarian work during his lifetime between 1864 and 1919. | RELATED: | "Hernandez's beatification is a special blessing from God for Venezuela. It Invites us to be more supportive with each other, so we can revive and reborn after the pandemic," Pope Francis told t…

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Cuba Offers Its COVID-19 Vaccines to Eurasian Countries. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced that his nation is willing to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). | RELATED: | "Given the incidence of COVID-19 in our countries, the high prices of vaccines, and estimates that it would take 21 years to immunize the world population, we reiterate our willingness to support the EEU states in the fight against this pandemic with our vaccines,"

Staff (2021-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2021. democracynow.org India COVID Cases Continue to Soar as Arundhati Roy Decries "Crime Against Humanity", Deaths Soar in Latin America; Brazil COVID Death Toll Tops 400,000, 44 Ultra-Orthordox Jews Die in Stampede at Religious Site, Abbas Postpones Palestinian Elections, USAID Watchdog Criticizes Trump's Politicization of Aid to Venezuela, Thousands Flee into Thailand as Burmese Junta Launches Airstrikes Near Border, Florida Approves Sweeping Voter Suppression Bill, West Virginia, Florida & Texas Bills Target Trans Youth, Biden Vows to Close Private Detention Centers in Response to Georgia Protesters, Right-Wing Extremists Face New…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-30). US Ends Visa Services for Most Russians, Reduces Moscow Embassy Staff by 75%. news.antiwar.com On Friday, the US embassy in Moscow As part of the cutbacks, the embassy will no longer process non-immigrant visas for Russians. So any Russian citizens that want to travel to the US that aren't seeking a green card would have to obtain a tourist visa through a third country. | The announcement came after Russia put limits on the amount of staff the US embassy could hire l…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-04-30). Incarcerating Innocents and Migrants in the U.S. counterpunch.org Parallels between U.S. abuse of Hispanic migrants and that of Jews in the very early Nazi years are deeply creepy. They were even creepier when Trump was president. That's because he was happy to demonize this Central American and Mexican minority, to deploy the full power of the state against it and to unleash police

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-04-30). Demanding 'Papers Not Crumbs,' Undocumented Immigrants Risk Arrest Outside Biden White House. commondreams.org "WE will be the ones to define what the 'priorities' on immigration are—not Biden," said Movimiento Cosecha. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/undocumented_protest.jpg

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-04-30). Support for Essential Labor Has Largely Excluded Migrant Women Farmworkers. commondreams.org "Many women farmworkers do not even have access to their own income. Employers will often officially enroll a male employee while his wife and children work off the books." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/laborforce.jpg

Matt Kennard (2021-04-30). Revealed: The UK Government Campaign to Force Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy. globalresearch.ca The UK government paid £8,330 in November 2018 to bring Ecuador's …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-30). IG Report Finds Trump Aid to Venezuela Was Aimed at Toppling Maduro. commondreams.org A new report from USAID's inspector general shows Trump-era U.S. aid to Venzuela was at least partially motivated by a desire for regime change. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/venezuela_0.jpg

Susan Price (2021-04-30). The dirty campaign underlying Ecuador's 'free and fair' election. greenleft.org.au Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be, write Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores.

Steve Taylor (2021-04-30). Carbon Colonialism and REDD: Reflections on Resistance. counterpunch.org Amador Hernandez Ten Years Later Ten years after a trip by a documentary team assembled by Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) to the Lacandon Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico, GJEP is highlighting the resulting film and releasing a new interview with one of the photojournalists that travelled to the region to document the threatened relocation of

Lucia Eugenia Cordova (2021-04-30). Ten PDVSA Officials Arrested for Diversion of Diesel and Gasoline in Maracaibo. orinocotribune.com In the past few hours ten officials, including carriers and managers, of Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA were arrested for diversion of diesel and premium gasoline at the Bajo Grande refinery and distribution plant, located in the city of Maracaibo (Zulia state). This was communicated to the country on Thursday, April 29, in the weekly press conference by the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab. | "The investigation was initiated by virtue of a complaint lodged by the manager of Comprehensive Security of Operations and the International Trade and Supply Market. It was determined that there…

Brian Cloughley (2021-04-30). Why Does Washington Keep Punishing Cuba? counterpunch.org According to the geopolitical analysis site STRATFOR, sanctions are "a coercive tool to compel a targeted entity to adjust its behaviour" and can be effected in a number of ways and, indeed, applied for very different reasons. An intriguing aspect of sanctions' imposition is that some of these reasons are not intended primarily to alter the target's behaviour

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-30). The US Plan to Imprison Businesspeople in Other Countries for "Violating" Illegal US Sanctions: The Cases of Alex Saab, Meng Wanzhou, Mun Chol Myong. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith — Apr 27, 2021 | The The US uses sanctions as a tool to overthrow governments that do not kow-tow to it. Sanctions are a weapon of war on civilians. They destroy the economy of a country ("make the economy scream") by causing hyp…

Latino Rebels (2021-04-30). NALEO: Latinos Turned Out in Record Numbers for 2020 Election Cycle. latinorebels.com Latino voters have doubled their share of the nation's voters since the 2000 Presidential election.

Latino USA (2021-04-30). The Wrongful Conviction Of Joseph Webster: Episode 1 (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com In this two-part series, Latino USA explores the case of Joseph Webster, a Black man who was serving a life sentence for murder in Tennessee—a murder he says he didn't commit.

Latino Rebels (2021-04-30). One Month After the Death of Adam Toledo. latinorebels.com Latino Rebels Radio: April 29, 2021…

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Argentina Fines Agrochemical Firms For Environment Law Evasion. telesurenglish.net Argentina on Thursday fined Bayer, Syngenta, Dow, and Dupont US$783 million for not collecting used containers from the country's farmlands. | RELATED: | "This is the largest environmental sanction in Argentina's history," Sustainable Development Agency (OPDS) Director Juan Brardinelli explained, mentioning that 70 companies traded over 13 million plastic containers in Buenos Aires in 2020 | "Only one million of those containers were…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Brazilian pseudo-left leader Guilherme Boulos seeks political accommodation with far right. wsws.org Boulos, the foremost leader of the pseudo-left PSOL, held a private meeting with the president of the Republicanos, the party of fascistic President Jair Bolsonaro's sons.

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Colombian Paramilitaries Killed Another Farmer Leader. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (INDEPAZ) on Thursday reported the murder of social leader Wilson Lopez by armed men in Aguadas municipality, Caldas Department. | RELATED: | "Lopez, who was renowned for promoting family farming campaigns in El Congal village, was shot to death while walking through the community on Wednesday afternoon," INDEPAZ stated. | The social leader encouraged the return to the com…

Cesar Chelala (2021-04-30). Why Guantánamo Should be Returned to Cuba. counterpunch.org One of the many challenges facing President Joe Biden is what to do with regard to Guantánamo. Together with former President Barak Obama, President Biden did much to restore normal relations with Cuba, a course of action that was altered by Donald Trump's decision to harden the U.S. Government posture with Havana. In an April16,

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Six Catholics Kidnapped in Haiti Are Released. telesurenglish.net The Society of Saint-Jacques Fathers announced that four priests, a nun, and a layman kidnapped in Haiti were released on Friday. | RELATED: | Among them are two French citizens, nun Agnes Bordeau and priest Michel Briand, who has lived in Haiti for three decades. | "It's a relief for the whole Church. A relief for the whole society, for all those who love life and for all those who defend life," said Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Max Leroy Mesidor…

Staff (2021-04-30). Zarif meets with Kuwaiti PM to discuss bilateral relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Kuwait's Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah on Thursday to discuss mutual ties and regional cooperation.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). National strike in Colombia continues for a second day. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Colombians, for a second consecutive day, mobilize in rejection of the far-right President Ivan Duque's neoliberal tax reform, which seeks to make the working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). Colombia strikes against neoliberal onslaught. peoplesdispatch.org On April 28, Colombian citizens, trade unions, social movements and opposition political parties participated in a national strike in cities and towns across the country. Hundreds of thousands protested 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 compensate for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-29). Brazil Surpasses 400 Thousand Deaths by Covid-19, but There May Have Been Many More. libya360.wordpress.com Gabriel Valery Burial of victim of Covid-19 at Sà£o Joà£o Municipal Cemetery in Porto Alegre (RS) — Silvio Avila/AFP Last 100,000 deaths were recorded in a 36-day interval; Fiocruz points out that numbers may be higher Brazil has surpassed the mark of 400,000 deaths by covid-19. More precisely, 401,186 lost their lives, according to official…

_____ (2021-04-29). World Police: Washington Seeks to Imprison Foreign Businesspeople for Violating Illegal U.S. Sanctions. strategic-culture.org 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. | By Stansfield SMITH | 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 US can also freeze the assets of ano…

_____ (2021-04-29). The Variable Relationships Between Worker Centers And Unions. popularresistance.org Like many immigrant workers, Pascual Tapia, a late-night janitor at a Target store in Minneapolis, was a victim of wage theft. He often worked 56 hours a week, but he was hardly ever paid time and a half for overtime. And like many immigrant workers in the Twin Cities, he turned to a highly regarded worker center for help: CTUL, the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (the Center of United Workers in Struggle). | Tapia was delighted when CTUL won over $1,000 in back pay for him as part of the more than $1 million in settlements it won from cleaning contractors for Target and other big-box stores. But Tapia,…

Lee Gelernt (2021-04-29). The Moral Imperative to Eliminate the Historic Stain of Family Separation. aclu.org In 2018, the ACLU brought a successful lawsuit, Last fall, we reported that hundreds of these families had still not been located, triggering a promise by President-elect Joe Biden to create a task force to address family separation — a promise that materiali…

Omar Jadwat (2021-04-29). Biden Must Be Bolder on Immigration. The Lives of Millions Depend on It. aclu.org One hundred days ago, President Joe Biden took the helm of a decimated immigration system, which candidate Biden had promised to restore. The lives and safety of millions of people, and the lawfulness and moral standing of our country, depend on the president's ability to deliver on that promise. But 100 days later, his record is decidedly mixed. | The Trump administration exploited and abused executive powers in our immigration laws to an unprecedented degree, aiming to harm Black and Brown communities. He deliberately destroyed the United States' ability to effectively process asylum claims and admit people…

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.

Latino Rebels (2021-04-29). Immigrant Youth Tell Biden It's Time to 'Go Bold, Go Big, Go Now' on a Pathway to Citizenship. latinorebels.com We're turning up the pressure even more to tell President Biden and Democrats that we need citizenship now. Now is the time to go big and go bold for our communities by stopping all detentions and deportations and providing a broad pathway to citizenship for millions of people in the infrastructure package," said Luz Chavez, Maryland Youth Organizer at United We Dream and a DACA recipient.

Ayendy Bonifacio (2021-04-29). OPINION: We Must Think About Vaccine Trust From the Perspectives of Undocumented Migrants. latinorebels.com Misinformation and historical trauma make it less likely for undocumented communities and families in mixed-status households to trust the vaccine and any record-keeping around it.

Moderator (2021-04-29). Why "Securing Democracy" Will Be Taught in Journalism Schools. scheerpost.com By Matt Taibbi / TK News Review: Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil My friend Glenn Greenwald has lately become a fixation of American propaganda, playing the role of the traitorous outcast, a cross of Emmanuel Goldstein and Satan. He's inspired a slew of " Whither Greenwald?" profiles, often penned in the same plaintive "Why does he hate us? |

Moderator (2021-04-29). Matt Taibbi: Why "Securing Democracy" Will Be Taught in Journalism Schools. scheerpost.com By Matt Taibbi / TK News Review: Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil My friend Glenn Greenwald has lately become a fixation of American propaganda, playing the role of the traitorous outcast, a cross of Emmanuel Goldstein and Satan. He's inspired a slew of " Whither Greenwald?" profiles, often penned in the same plaintive "Why does he hate us? |

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…

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…

teleSUR (2021-04-29). Aid to Venezuela Aimed to Unseat Maduro – US Govt Watchdog. telesurenglish.net The Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Agency for International Development concluded that the U.S. aid to Venezuela in 2019 was not fully allocated to the country, and it was part of a mechanism to unseat democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro. The findings, known on Thursday, belong to a report published by this office on April 16. | RELATED: | Titled "Enhanced Processes and Implementer Requirements Are Ne…

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

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-04-29). Venezuela Mourns Longtime Chavista Leader Aristóbulo Istúriz. venezuelanalysis.com "The professor," as he was known, held several high-ranking posts in the last 20 years and was a key figure in the Bolivarian Revolution.

Alvaro Rodriguez (2021-04-29). Mexico's president proposes green jobs and humane labor migration. peoplesworld.org The Biden administration invited 40 world leaders to a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change April 22-23, 2021. The goal was to keep the rise in global temperature to a less than a 1.5 degree centigrade increase from where it was in the pre-industrial era. Biden committed the U.S. to reduce its emissions to 50% …

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…

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…

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.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-29). Reflections on Cuba's Black Radical History, Revolutionary Health, and Grassroots Media. libya360.wordpress.com Semassa Boko and Jeanette Charles It is vitally necessary to bridge the gap in knowledge and dismantle US misinformation campaigns against Cuba's realities for international English-speaking audiences. "We wanted to reach a young audience in the United States that is not typically exposed to engaging and in-depth stories about Latin America and US policy in the region."…

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