Monthly Archives: April 2021

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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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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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 …

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

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.

_____ (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

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…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-28). Renewed Clashes in Colombo-Venezuelan Border Region Leave Several Dead. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolás Maduro ordered the largest military operation in decades aimed at defending Venezuela's territorial sovereignty this past March.

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,…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Eds. (2021-04-28). Today, defense of the revolution rests with the media. mronline.org 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. | April 28, 2021 | Newswire…

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.

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Russia's "Harsh Response" To US: You Are Not My Friend Anymore. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 27th, in response to all the sanctions, harsh rhetoric, diplomatic expulsions and threats, Russia's Channel 1 released a list of "unfriendly countries". | Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced over the weekend that the U.S. would be on the list following a presidential decree on April 23rd. | Also named were: Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia, United Kingdom and Georgia. Another screen grab from Channel 1, circulating on soci…

_____ (2021-04-28). For Small Farms Surviving The Pandemic, Co-ops Are A Lifeline. popularresistance.org Ian Colburn, Zoey Fink, and Casey Holland all operate small, diversified farms in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. The farmers already had plants in the ground in March when they realized restaurants and farmers' markets—two of their biggest sales channels—would likely shut down due to the pandemic. | Colburn of Solarpunk Farm worried his acreage was too small to support a robust Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and that he hadn't planned for the kind of crop diversity that model demanded. Fink works part-time at Farm Shark Farm with her husband. They already had a CSA but didn't think t…

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

Rainer Shea (2021-04-28). Ukraine's Fascist Nightmare and the Growing Risk of a Repeat of World War II. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Apr 22, 2021 | I warn about World War II repeating itself not because I expect Washington's currently escalating anti-Russian proxy war in Ukraine to turn into a nuclear confrontation any time soon; as Moscow-based international affairs analyst Mark Sleboda recently

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…

Fight Back (2021-04-28). Minneapolis: Unity march demands justice for Adam Toledo. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 24, protesters took the streets for the second time here to demand justice for Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Mexican-American boy who was shot to death by a Chicago Police Department officer while he had his hands up. The video footage of the murder was recently released, sparking a wave of protests in Chicago and around the country. | The Minneapolis protest was led by a banner reading "Black and Brown United," followed by militant and disciplined contingents from Los Brown Berets – Minnesota, Original Black Panther Party, New Black Panther Nation, New Black Panther Party, Camp Migiizi,…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Brazil's former president Temer says China ties of 'fundamental importance'. ecns.cn The relationship between Brazil and China is of "fundamental importance" for the South American country, and all-round cooperation between the two countries is progressing steadily with vast potentials, former Brazilian President Michel Temer has said.

Editor2 (2021-04-28). Goebbels is Alive in Nicaragua: Relentless US Conspiracy Against Nicaragua by Using Fake Narratives and Instituting Terror. orinocotribune.com By S. Brian Willson — Apr 26, 2021 | "A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth." Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister, 1933-1945 | President Ortega is a dictator! President Ortega is a dictator! President Ortega is a dictator! Say it over and over, and it becomes accepted truth with absolutely no evidence whatsoever. Welcome to…

Lautaro Rivara (2021-04-28). Ecuador: from the dream of the Montecristi Constitution to the "Panama of the Andes"? peoplesdispatch.org Irene León speaks about factors behind the recent loss of progressive forces in Ecuador and what to expect with Guillermo Lasso in office…

José Steinsleger (2021-04-28). Anarquistas eran los de antes. globalizacion.ca La reconocí a bordo del ferry que une los puertos lacustres de Guaqui (Bolivia) y Desaguadero (Perú), sobre el Titicaca. Iba envuelta en velos, junto a un féretro. Me acerqué mirando con distracción al lago, y a su lado musité: …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-28). 'Evo is Our President': Voices from Rural Peru. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Benigno Vengoa (left) and Carlos Cusihuaman (right) in Villa Tunari. April 24, 2021. Photo: Kawsachun News Kawsachun News spoke to Benigno Vengoa and Carlos Cusihuaman, who visited Bolivia as part of a delegation from Peru to participate as observers of the meeting of the RUNASUR technical commission in Villa Tunari, Cochabamba on April…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). West's allegations over human rights in China's Xinjiang hypocritical: Brazilian scholar. ecns.cn The West's well-orchestrated allegations of "forced labor" and "genocide" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are glaringly hypocritical and clearly aim to obscure an ulterior motive, a Brazilian scholar has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). West's allegations over human rights in China's Xinjiang hypocritical: Brazilian scholar. ecns.cn The West's well-orchestrated allegations of "forced labor" and "genocide" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are glaringly hypocritical and clearly aim to obscure an ulterior motive, a Brazilian scholar has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China, 40 plus countries launch Group of Friends on Safety and Security of UN Peacekeepers. ecns.cn The Group of Friends on the Safety and Security of United Nations Peacekeepers was launched here on Tuesday, under the joint initiative of China, Brazil, Indonesia and Rwanda.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China helps start UN peacekeeper support group. ecns.cn A group to support United Nations peacekeepers was launched on Tuesday under the initiative of China, Brazil, Indonesia and Rwanda.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). China helps start UN peacekeeper support group. ecns.cn A group to support United Nations peacekeepers was launched on Tuesday under the initiative of China, Brazil, Indonesia and Rwanda.

Cristián Cepeda (2021-04-28). Chile — Piñera camina solo. globalizacion.ca Luego de declararle la guerra al pueblo en octubre de 2019 Piñera quebró cualquier posibilidad de seguir jugando en los márgenes de la democracia, tal y como se venía desarrollado en los últimos 30 años. En cualquier sociedad occidental del…

Marcos Salgado (2021-04-28). Perú: las elecciones pasan, la crisis no. globalizacion.ca Para el próximo domingo 6 de junio está prevista la segunda vuelta electoral en el Perú. La sorpresa de la primera vuelta, el candidato Pedro Castillo enfrentará a la animadora habitual de los balotajes, de apellido tristemente célebre: Fujimori. Keiko…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-28). Peru: A War Strategy to Prevent the Coming of the New. libya360.wordpress.com Ariana àÅlvarez Orellana Pedro Castillo and Perú Libre have the upper hand in the second round of the Peruvian elections, not only because of the wide lead given by the polls, but also because their rival, Keiko Fujimori, her political and image advisors, as well as her occasional allies from the political right, are carrying…

Aldo Orellana López (2021-04-28). UN Treaty Could Force Mining Companies to Behave Responsibly. commondreams.org UN Treaty Could Force Mining Companies to Behave Responsibly | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/perumine.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-28). 'It's About Damn Time': Advocates Welcome DOJ Hate Crimes Charges in Ahmaud Arbery Killing. commondreams.org The U.S. Justice Department has announced hate crimes charges against three men accused of murdering unarmed Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in South Georgia last February. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ahmaud_arbery_0.jpg

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-28). New York Times' New Onslaught Against Venezuela—Propaganda or Journalism? orinocotribune.com On Monday, April 26, US newspaper and propaganda outlet Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced this alleged report as part of a campaign aimed at portraying Venezuela as a land in chaos, where there is no authority "in large areas of the country." | The top Venezuelan diplomat pointed to the piece as "another smear campaign again…

Staff (2021-04-28). Venezuelan National Assembly Presents Final List of 103 Candidates Eligible for CNE's Board. orinocotribune.com Deputy "We are a collegiate body made up of 11 deputies and 10 members of civil society, from all sectors," he explained. In addition, the president of…

Staff (2021-04-28). Padrino López: The Violence They Intend to Sow in Venezuela Has its Spokesperson in the US. orinocotribune.com The Minister of the armed forces, the Popular Power for Defense, Vladimir Padrino López reacted, via Twitter, to the public confession made by, fugitive from justice Iván Simonovis, highlighting that the violent acts that they are trying to provoke in our country, so as to generate chaos, are all part of a deliberate strategy with an official spokesperson found in Washington. | Padrino López wrote: "The violence that is intended to sow 'chaos' in Venezuela has its plan and its official spokesperson in Washington. He is none other than the comandante de café [coffee-house Commander], the special super commissioner…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-28). Hidden Air Pollutants On Rise In Cities In India And UK. eurasiareview.com Levels of air pollutants in cities in India are on the rise, according to scientists using observations from instruments on satellites that scan the global skies every day. | Researchers used a long record of data gathered by space-based instruments to estimate trends in a range of air pollutants for 2005 to 2018, timed to coincide with well-established air quality policies in the UK and rapid development in India. | The study was led by the University of Birmingham and UCL and included an international team of contributors from Belgium, India, Jamaica and the UK. The researchers published their findings in th…

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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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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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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.

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). 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…

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). 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.

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?

sputniknews (2021-04-25). It's About Time: Kamala Harris, Mexican President to Discuss 'Root Causes of Migration'. sputniknews.com On Saturday, Republican Senator Ted Cruz joined New Hampshire GOP members in lambasting Kamala Harris for failing to visit the nation's southern border, where the situation, according to many, is quickly "spiraling out of control".

sputniknews (2021-04-25). Does the Trump Campaign Owe New Mexico Over $211,000? sputniknews.com Albuquerque's authorities reportedly billed the Trump campaign for the extra police coverage, road barricading, and paid leave for employees whose shifts were slashed by a few hours during the 16-17 September shutdown of the city.

Camila Bustos (2021-04-25). Climate Change Is a Driving Force in Central American Migration. zcomm.org We look at the link between migration and the climate emergency, which studies have estimated could displace over 200 million people by 2050…

Carlos Heller (2021-04-25). Argentina y el FMI: La batalla global y local. globalizacion.ca El gobierno continúa llevando a los foros internacionales el pedido de un tratamiento más racional de los recursos globales. La Argentina, lejos de las profecías que la predecían aislada, es hoy una activista mundial de sus intereses como Nación de…

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

sputniknews (2021-04-25). Argentina Loses Its Google Domain After Man Bought It for 5 Dollars, Report Says. sputniknews.com Internet users in the country complained that they couldn't access the site for several hours, thinking the issue was linked to a server crash. Google and Argentinian authorities have not yet commented on the issue.

Pascual Serrano (2021-04-25). Desmontar con datos el muro de la desinformación. globalizacion.ca Defender a Cuba, atacar a Cuba. Parece que esa es la dicotomía a la que se enfrenta la Revolución. Supongamos que no aceptamos esa disyuntiva y simplemente queremos dedicarnos a buscar la verdad. No sé si se han parado a…

Staff (2021-04-25). Cubans participate in caravan protest against US blockade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The Cuban provinces of Las Tunas (east) and Villa Clara (center) participated on Sunday in the caravan protest against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.

teleSUR (2021-04-24). Venezuela to Produce Insulin Under Russian License. telesurenglish.net According to a press release from Geropharm, the plant will be established at the facilities of the Socialist Company for the Production of Biological Medicines ( Espromed Bio) in Caracas. | RELATED: | Geropharm will provide both capital and technology for the venture, and its experts will train Venezuelan personnel into the manufacturing know-how. | The agreement also includes the supply of insulin "analogs" from Russia. Ve…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR (2021-04-24). Paraguay: Socio-Environmental Income to Fund Covid-19 Struggle. telesurenglish.net It is now up to President Abdo to decide on the law. | RELATED: | The bill seeks to allocate to the Ministry of Health US$150 million from the Paraguayan part of the exploitation of the Itaipu and Yacyreta hydropower plants, which are respectively operated with Brazil and Argentina. | The measure was promoted by the Paraguayan opposition to improve the country's response capacity to COVID-19. | The bill passed with 40 votes in f…

teleSUR (2021-04-24). Bolsonaro: Army to Go After Covid-19 "Cowards" telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said he is willing to deploy the army on the streets if governors and mayors continue to enforce quarantines confinements and curfews. | RELATED: | "If I decree it, it will be enforced. Our Armed Forces can go to the streets to enforce the fifth article of the constitution on freedom of movement in the national territory in times of peace," Bolsonaro said. | The president called the measures restricting movement…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2021-04-24: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2021-04-23: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-23). '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.

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

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

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

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

Lucia Eugenia Cordova (2021-04-22). Maduro's Administration Present at the Ibero-American Summit: Delcy Rodríguez Asks that Venezuelan Funds Be Unblocked and Responds to Colombia's Duque. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela participated at the XXVII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, which took place in an online conference this Wednesday, April 21. As appropriate, the government of President Nicolás Maduro was represented by its Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez. She gave a brief but forceful speech, adjusted to the regulations that govern speech rights in this international consultative forum. Two important moments are identified in her speech: the first came with the reiteration of the denunciation of the criminal blockade that curtails the fundamental rights of th…

Moderator (2021-04-22). Glenn Greenwald: What Americans Must Urgently Learn from Brazil. scheerpost.com Chris Hedges talks to the journalist Glenn Greenwald on this week's "On Contact" about his reporting exposing the corruption among Brazil's political, judicial and economic elite. Greenwald was able to show through a trove of documents how the current Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and his crypto-fascist party manipulated the legal system, with the connivance of …

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-04-22). Venezuela Blasts Vaccine Inequality, IMF for Denying Covid-19 Funds. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela asked Portugal to release frozen resources and criticized the IMF for denying access to emergency Covid-19 funds.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 14 mln. ecns.cn Brazil reported 69,381 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 14,043,076…

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Pfizer Says Identified Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccines in Mexico, Poland — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico and Poland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Staff (2021-04-22). Headlines for April 22, 2021. democracynow.org India Reports Over 315,000 COVID-19 Infections, the Single Worst Daily Toll of Pandemic, Latin American Nations Suffer "Worst Moment" of Coronavirus Pandemic, U.S. Vaccination Pace Slows as White House Hits Goal of 200 Million Doses in 100 Days, Department of Justice Launches Civil Probe into Minneapolis Police Misconduct, Funeral Services Held for Daunte Wright, 20-Year-Old Black Man Killed by White Minnesota Cop, NC Protesters Demand Release of Footage Showing Police Killing of Andrew Brown, Columbus Police Body-Camera Footage Shows Officer Shot 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant Four Times, GOP Lawmakers in Iowa and O…

Staff (2021-04-22). Putin Condemns 'Regime Change' Attempts in Belarus and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual message to the Federal Assembly of Russia in which he condemned the attempts to change governments by force, such as those that occurred in Belarus or Venezuela. | "You can have any opinion about, for example, the former president of Ukraine [Victor] Yanukovych or [President of Venezuela, Nicolás] Maduro (…) have any point of view about the president of Belarus, [Alexandr] Lukashenko, but the practice of organizing coups, plans for political assassinations, including those of high-ranking officials, exceed all limits," Putin said, as rep…

Editor2 (2021-04-22). Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)? orinocotribune.com By Aviva Chomsky — Apr 20, 2021 | Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump's draconian anti-immigrant policies while, through his " Although t…

Fight Back (2021-04-22). For Lenin's 151st birthday, read his 'Letter to American Workers'. fightbacknews.org To mark the 151st birthday, April 22, of the outstanding revolutionary V.I. Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating his famous article 'Letter to American Workers.' | Comrades! A Russian Bolshevik who took part in the 1905 Revolution, and who lived in your country for many years afterwards, has offered to convey my letter to you. I have accepted his proposal all the more gladly because just at the present time the American revolutionary workers have to play an exceptionally important role as uncompromising enemies of American imperialism—the freshest, strongest and latest in joining in the world-wide…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen From Red Planet. eurasiareview.com The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task. The test took place April 20, the 60th Martian day, or sol, since the mission landed Feb. 18. | While the technology demonstration is just getting started, it could pave the way for science fiction to become science fact — isolating and storing oxygen on Mars…

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Iran Installs Advanced Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges in Natanz, Reports Say. sputniknews.com Iran has been partly violating the terms of its nuclear agreement, known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after it was abandoned by the US in 2018. Tehran and the European parties to the deal held negotiations to revive the JCPOA, but Washington has so far refused to remove sanctions from the Iranian economy.

Edward Hunt (2021-04-22). The Debate over Puerto Rico's Future: Statehood, Independence, or Something Else? progressive.org A Congressional divide leaves the island territory in colonial limbo.

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Video: US Coast Guard Vessel Offloads Nearly $95 Million of Cocaine in Miami, Florida. sputniknews.com In a separate bust, the aircrew of US Coast Guard (USCG) MH-60T Jayhawk intercepted a vessel transporting almost 1,052 pounds (477 kilograms) of cocaine near Puerto Rico. The seized haul, valued around $20 million, was offloaded at USCG Sector San Juan by Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Boao Forum for Asia important for world amid global challenges, says former Costa Rica president. ecns.cn The Boao Forum for Asia, which started its annual conference Sunday in south China's Hainan Province, is of great importance for the world amid various global challenges, former President of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres has said.

_____ (2021-04-22). Paulo Freire's Brazil: 'Return To Grassroots Popular Education'. popularresistance.org In my case, I spent four years in prison, two with political prisoners and two with ordinary prisoners. With the common prisoners, we experimented with popular education through theater, reading circles, crafts and painting. At the time, we were already inspired by the methodology devised by Paulo Freire. Next September will mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, and it is only right to recall how popular education, which he introduced, still has the potential to make the oppressed into social and political protagonists. I believe that it is also thanks to Paulo Freire that, in an elitist country like Brazil, w…

Luis Britto García (2021-04-22). Colombia y Venezuela: La guerra paramilitar. globalizacion.ca 1 | Ningún conflicto respeta fronteras. Desde el pasado siglo denuncio una infiltración paramilitar que, según la revista colombiana Semana, invierte en bingos, casinos, salas de juego y prostíbulos, así como en generosos donativos que logran la pronta reapertura de dichos…

Clodovaldo Hernandez (2021-04-22). Do NGOs in the US and Spain Operate Without Rules? More Evidence of Double Standards for Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Clodovaldo Hernandez — Apr 21, 2021 | US and Spanish authorities and media are "alarmed" by the rules Venezuela recently approved to regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations in its territory. It is an act of profound hypocrisy, because in the United States and Spain very strict laws apply regarding these supposedly independent and non-profit entities. | A cursory review of media such as La Voz de América or El País in Madrid reveals how the global media apparatus and officials from the US and Spain accuse Venezuelan government of persecuting and trying to destroy NGOs because it intends t…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Haiti: Teachers and students protest against increasing violence and insecurity in MoàØse regime. peoplesdispatch.org School teachers across Haiti are on a national strike from April 19 to April 23 against the rampant insecurity and violence in the country…

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Lucia Eugenia Cordova (2021-04-22). Maduro's Administration Present at the Ibero-American Summit: Delcy Rodríguez Asks that Venezuelan Funds Be Unblocked and Responds to Colombia's Duque. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela participated at the XXVII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, which took place in an online conference this Wednesday, April 21. As appropriate, the government of President Nicolás Maduro was represented by its Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez. She gave a brief but forceful speech, adjusted to the regulations that govern speech rights in this international consultative forum. Two important moments are identified in her speech: the first came with the reiteration of the denunciation of the criminal blockade that curtails the fundamental rights of th…

Staff (2021-04-22). Headlines for April 22, 2021. democracynow.org India Reports Over 315,000 COVID-19 Infections, the Single Worst Daily Toll of Pandemic, Latin American Nations Suffer "Worst Moment" of Coronavirus Pandemic, U.S. Vaccination Pace Slows as White House Hits Goal of 200 Million Doses in 100 Days, Department of Justice Launches Civil Probe into Minneapolis Police Misconduct, Funeral Services Held for Daunte Wright, 20-Year-Old Black Man Killed by White Minnesota Cop, NC Protesters Demand Release of Footage Showing Police Killing of Andrew Brown, Columbus Police Body-Camera Footage Shows Officer Shot 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant Four Times, GOP Lawmakers in Iowa and O…

Editor2 (2021-04-22). Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)? orinocotribune.com By Aviva Chomsky — Apr 20, 2021 | Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump's draconian anti-immigrant policies while, through his " Although t…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-22). '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.

Workers World Party (2021-04-22). PDF of April 22 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Spirit of May Day: Fight Back! After Amazon vote: Unionize ALL workers Smash police violence and white supremacy Release Mumia now! Tribute to Ramsey Clark. Anti-choice Bigots thwarted; 'The fire has started' in Alabama; Trans resistance; Editorial: FedEx massacre. GLOBAL: Madawaska Nation; Cuba; Haiti; Syria; Puerto Rico. . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 14 mln. ecns.cn Brazil reported 69,381 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 14,043,076…

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Pfizer Says Identified Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccines in Mexico, Poland — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico and Poland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Staff (2021-04-22). Putin Condemns 'Regime Change' Attempts in Belarus and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual message to the Federal Assembly of Russia in which he condemned the attempts to change governments by force, such as those that occurred in Belarus or Venezuela. | "You can have any opinion about, for example, the former president of Ukraine [Victor] Yanukovych or [President of Venezuela, Nicolás] Maduro (…) have any point of view about the president of Belarus, [Alexandr] Lukashenko, but the practice of organizing coups, plans for political assassinations, including those of high-ranking officials, exceed all limits," Putin said, as rep…

Fight Back (2021-04-22). For Lenin's 151st birthday, read his 'Letter to American Workers'. fightbacknews.org To mark the 151st birthday, April 22, of the outstanding revolutionary V.I. Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating his famous article 'Letter to American Workers.' | Comrades! A Russian Bolshevik who took part in the 1905 Revolution, and who lived in your country for many years afterwards, has offered to convey my letter to you. I have accepted his proposal all the more gladly because just at the present time the American revolutionary workers have to play an exceptionally important role as uncompromising enemies of American imperialism—the freshest, strongest and latest in joining in the world-wide…

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Iran Installs Advanced Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges in Natanz, Reports Say. sputniknews.com Iran has been partly violating the terms of its nuclear agreement, known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after it was abandoned by the US in 2018. Tehran and the European parties to the deal held negotiations to revive the JCPOA, but Washington has so far refused to remove sanctions from the Iranian economy.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen From Red Planet. eurasiareview.com The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task. The test took place April 20, the 60th Martian day, or sol, since the mission landed Feb. 18. | While the technology demonstration is just getting started, it could pave the way for science fiction to become science fact — isolating and storing oxygen on Mars…

Edward Hunt (2021-04-22). The Debate over Puerto Rico's Future: Statehood, Independence, or Something Else? progressive.org A Congressional divide leaves the island territory in colonial limbo.

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Video: US Coast Guard Vessel Offloads Nearly $95 Million of Cocaine in Miami, Florida. sputniknews.com In a separate bust, the aircrew of US Coast Guard (USCG) MH-60T Jayhawk intercepted a vessel transporting almost 1,052 pounds (477 kilograms) of cocaine near Puerto Rico. The seized haul, valued around $20 million, was offloaded at USCG Sector San Juan by Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Boao Forum for Asia important for world amid global challenges, says former Costa Rica president. ecns.cn The Boao Forum for Asia, which started its annual conference Sunday in south China's Hainan Province, is of great importance for the world amid various global challenges, former President of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres has said.

_____ (2021-04-22). Paulo Freire's Brazil: 'Return To Grassroots Popular Education'. popularresistance.org In my case, I spent four years in prison, two with political prisoners and two with ordinary prisoners. With the common prisoners, we experimented with popular education through theater, reading circles, crafts and painting. At the time, we were already inspired by the methodology devised by Paulo Freire. Next September will mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, and it is only right to recall how popular education, which he introduced, still has the potential to make the oppressed into social and political protagonists. I believe that it is also thanks to Paulo Freire that, in an elitist country like Brazil, w…

Clodovaldo Hernandez (2021-04-22). Do NGOs in the US and Spain Operate Without Rules? More Evidence of Double Standards for Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Clodovaldo Hernandez — Apr 21, 2021 | US and Spanish authorities and media are "alarmed" by the rules Venezuela recently approved to regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations in its territory. It is an act of profound hypocrisy, because in the United States and Spain very strict laws apply regarding these supposedly independent and non-profit entities. | A cursory review of media such as La Voz de América or El País in Madrid reveals how the global media apparatus and officials from the US and Spain accuse Venezuelan government of persecuting and trying to destroy NGOs because it intends t…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Haiti: Teachers and students protest against increasing violence and insecurity in MoàØse regime. peoplesdispatch.org School teachers across Haiti are on a national strike from April 19 to April 23 against the rampant insecurity and violence in the country…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-21). Venezuela Secures Deal with UN's World Food Programme to Supply Food to 1.5 Million Children. venezuelanalysis.com The deal was welcomed by a wide array of political actors, including opposition leader Juan Guaidó and US officials.

Staff (2021-04-21). Venezuela's Attorney General Requests Extradition of Leopoldo López from Spain. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's Public Ministry initiated a formal request to the kingdom of Spain to return Leopoldo López to Venezuela through an extradition process. This statement was made before the 5th Execution Court of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas, which sent the file to the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice, according to its accounts. | The extradition request is related to López's alleged participation in Operation Gideón, a project aimed at overthrowing the government of President Nicolás Maduro, a judicial source said. This plan was launched on May 3, 2020, but…

Staff (2021-04-21). Mexico: Lower House Approves Bill on the Right to Consultation. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Lower House on Tuesday approved a bill to institutionalize prior consultation with Indigenous peoples and Black communities on administrative and legislative projects that might affect their rights. | RELATED: | Indigenous Affairs Commission President Irma Carlos presented the initiative to debate after previous discussions in subcommittee commissions on April 13. The bill was passed with 466 votes in f…

ANSWER Coalition (2021-04-21). Sunday 4/25: San Francisco Caravan: Say NO to the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org gather at 11: 30am at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). ALBA-TCP Increases Aid to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. telesurenglish.net The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) is increasing its support to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as the humanitarian Task Force "Simón Bolívar" assessed damages in the aftermath of the volcano eruption, the organization reported on Wednesday. | RELATED: | The regional bloc created a humanitarian bridge and sent a ship of the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela with drinking water and other supplies…

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2021-04-21). Cuban unions build socialism. workers.org Member, Communication Workers Local 14156 What are the differences between unions in capitalist countries and socialist countries? What is labor's role in a socialist country? I first became a supporter of socialist Cuba as a labor activist in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I learned about Cuba's unions in . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-21). UN launches $29 million appeal to help St. Vincent and Grenadines as volcanic eruptions continue. peoplesdispatch.org The funding raised through the UN global funding appeal will be used to provide immediate lifesaving humanitarian assistance to around 20,000 displaced people, and support sustainable recovery in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines after the devastation caused by the eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano…

Staff (2021-04-21). Headlines for April 21, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty on All Counts for Murdering George Floyd, Police Shoot Dead 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, Judge Denies Dismissal of Prison Sentence for Officer Who Shot and Killed Walter Scott in 2015, India Faces COVID "Storm"; AMLO Gets COVID Vaccine; U.S. Warns Against Travel to 80% of Globe, Johnson & Johnson Resumes European Rollout After Regulator Says Benefits Outweigh Blood Clot Risk, AOC and Sen. Markey Reintroduce Green New Deal as Biden Sets Ambitious Emissions Target, Idriss Déby's Son Named Interim Leader Following Chadian President's Death, Journalists in Over 100 Cou…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Arizona Sends Troops to Mexico Border to Quell Migrant Crisis. telesurenglish.net "I have declared an emergency and am sending Arizona National Guard troops to resolve the border crisis," said the state's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, on his Twitter account. | RELATED: | Since the arrival of Democrat Joe Biden to the U.S. presidency three months ago, the exodus of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. has drastically increased, given increased hopes for progressive asylum and immigration policies. | NE…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). US Allocates 6000 Worker Visas to Central American Migrants. telesurenglish.net U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Tuesday that it would increase 22,000 guest workers visas for his H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program, and it will allocate 6000 of these to migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. | RELATED: | "During a recent engagement with American businesses that rely on the H-2B program during the summer months, employers expressed an immediate need for…

Radhika Desai (2021-04-21). An "Accumulation fo Anger" in Putin's Russia: an Interview With Boris Kagarlitsky. counterpunch.org The actual loss of jobs was not that catastrophic in the long run, because quite a few migrant workers had to be thrown out of Russia. So, while the total loss of jobs was impressive, the actual loss of jobs for Russian citizens was not that catastrophic; a lot of that price had to be paid by people in Central Asia, by the immigrant and migrant workers who lost their jobs. Actually (this is very interesting), it ended up creating a kind of division between those who wanted to remain as immigrants and would do whatever they could to stay over, and those who made the personal decision to leave Russia and had to fig…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). 18,000 Child Migrants Vanished In Europe in Less Than 2 Years. telesurenglish.net An investigative report cited by the Guardian concludes that some 18,292 children have vanished across the European continent between January 2018 and December 2020 — an astonishing average of 17 kids a day. | RELATED: | Figures for the year 2020 indicate that as many as 5,768 children disappeared in over a dozen European countries, including Greece, Italy, and Germany. The data available also shows that one in every six of…

Fight Back (2021-04-21). Speaking out against police repression in MN. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 15, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) hosted a press conference to denounce police violence against protesters. Sam Martinez of Twin Cities 4 Justice for Jamar emceed the rally. | The opening speech featured TCC4J member DJ Hooker, standing alongside Victor Ramirez of MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, whose face was covered in bruises due to broken facial bones from a police projectile. | Speakers noted that police and city authority action are restricting First Amendment rights, the freedom of speech and to protest, including: | — Posting official signage ask…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Over 10,000 Migrants Long for Entering Panama From Colombia. telesurenglish.net Panama's Ombudsman Eduardo Leblancha reported that over 10,000 migrants were at the border with Colombia waiting to cross into his country to continue their journey to the United States. | RELATED: | As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) registered 2,480 people at migratory reception stations located in Darien and Chiriqui provinces. | Leblanc noted that these people were provided with f…

Staff (2021-04-21). 18K unaccompanied child migrants have disappeared in Europe. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) —At least 18,000 unaccompanied child migrants have disappeared after arriving in European countries including Greece, Italy, and Germany.

_____ (2021-04-21). Manifest Destiny? U.S. Immigration 'Crisis' a Bipartisan Toxic Legacy. strategic-culture.org Migration is here to stay regardless of fences or chicken coops used for vetting migrants as labor, and the corruption of gangsterism will continue to normalize itself with the U.S. corporatist state. | Since Joe Biden took over the White House nearly three months ago, a recurring controversy dogging his administration is the plight of migrants crossing the southern border from Mexico. In the following interview, Randy Martin gives his take on the subject as a seasoned observer and campaigner based near the border. He says much of the political heat on the subject recently is being generated by the bitterly divis…

Bel√©n Fern√°ndez (2021-04-21). The Case Against Biden's Plan to Further Militarize Borders. commondreams.org The U.S. government's solution to the migrant crisis is militarization…again. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mexicanborder.jpg

Michele de Mello (2021-04-21). Brazil may reach 1 million COVID-19 casualties by October 2021. peoplesdispatch.org Brazil could reach the figure of one million deaths from COVID-19 by October 2021 if there continues to be high levels of mobility in the national territory, emergence of new variants, and slow vaccination process, according to a study conducted by Russian social scientist Alexei Kouprianov*. | Currently, there are some 14 million infected in the country, which represents 40% of the cases in the region. More than 378,000 have already died from the disease. The

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Chile's Chamber of Deputies Passes Bill To Tax "Super-Rich" telesurenglish.net Chile's Chamber of Deputies approved landmark legislation on Wednesday to tax super-rich individuals and allocate this money to financing a basic emergency income. | RELATED: | Lawmakers voted 105- 18 in favor of the bill, and there were 26 abstentions. The deputies remarked on the importance of the tax since hundreds of low and middle-income families have seen their finances affected amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Chile: 75 People Inoculated With Corona Vaccine Used On Dogs. telesurenglish.net Chile's Health authorities on Tuesday started investigating two veterinarians who were accused of inoculating over 75 people with the "Octuple" vaccine used in dogs. | RELATED: | The accused administered the canine Coronavirosis vaccine as a preventive treatment in humans at risk of contagion in a vet clinic in Calama city. | "The veterinarians assured us the drug was previously tested in Argentina," a victim said and mentioned that h…

Staff (2021-04-21). UK Plot to Steal Venezuelan Gold Revealed. orinocotribune.com A conspiracy that took place in 2019 involving the former Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and UK Minister of State for the Americas, Alan Duncan, with the intention of retaining the gold belonging to Venezuela held in the Bank of England (BofE), has been uncovered. | The information was disclosed by Bloomberg journalist Javier Blas, who recounted how, in a telephone conversation with Carney, Duncan presented him with legal arguments for denying that President Nicolás Maduro was the rightful president of Venezuela, and thus seizing the $2 billion worth of Venezuelan gold reserves in the Bank of Engla…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Putin Condemns Coup Attempts in Venezuela, Belarus, Ukraine. telesurenglish.net During his annual message to the Russian Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin recalled and condemned attempts to change governments by force in Belarus, Ukraine, and Venezuela. | RELATED: | He pointed out that the international community may have different opinions about Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych or Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. However, "the practice of staging coups, plans for…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-04-21). PDVSA's Monómeros in Colombia may be Overproducing Urea for Pablo Escobar's 'Partners'. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan opposition deputy José Brito, president of the Special Committee appointed to investigate the events perpetrated by previous National Assembly board during the 2016-2020 term, determined that advanced investigations indicate that the Venezuelan company Monómeros, belonging to stated-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), is used for the benefit of Colombian drug trafficking. | Monómeros, based in Colombia, and CITGO, based in the US, are among the assets seized by the United States government in collusion with former Venezuelan deputy Juan Guaidó in their failed 2019 attempt to oust the legitimate gover…

Staff (2021-04-21). Caracas-Moscow: Conviasa's New Non-Stop Commercial Passenger Flight. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's National Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC) reported this Monday, April 18, through a statement, that during this week of radical quarantine defined by the National Executive, commercial air routes to various international destinations continue, including the Russian Federation as a new destination. The Russian embassy reported this first on March 25, when it announced the resumption of the direct route between Caracas and Moscow with a frequency of two flights per week. | The long-range route was approved by the Putin government and will be serviced by the Venezuelan state-owned airline, Conviasa.

Steve Lalla (2021-04-21). In Defense of the Revolution: Cuba's Historic Victory over Imperialism at Playa Girón. dissidentvoice.org "For progressives and anti-imperialists all over the world, the mention of the Bay of Pigs—known in the Spanish-speaking world as Playa Girón—evokes joy and celebration," wrote Carmelo Ruiz. "The United States, an empire accustomed to imposing itself even in the farthest corners of the world, could not prevail and enforce its will on an island …

Zoe PC (2021-04-21). Communist Party of Cuba concludes 8th Party Congress with new elected leadership. peoplesdispatch.org During the four day congress, delegates discussed the key challenges facing the island-nation and who will be in charge of taking the country forward.

Kenneth Surin (2021-04-21). UK's Society of the Spectacle: Mourning Prince Philip. counterpunch.org The BBC received more than 110,000 complaints relating to its coverage of Philip's death, with the fact that it had two channels showing exactly the same programmes for hours on end probably constituting a big chunk of the complaints. A BBC spokesperson, resorting to boilerplate, said lamely: "We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance".

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Summit of Ibero-American Countries Begins In Andorra. telesurenglish.net The XXVII Ibero-American Summit kicked off this Wednesday in Andorra with a semi-virtual format in which only the presidents of Spain, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Andorra will participate in person. | RELATED: | "My first words are of support and solidarity for the victims of the pandemic, a terrible pandemic that will mark the history of this century," Andorra's Prime Minister Xavier Espot said. | In his welcoming speec…

Fight Back (2021-04-21). March and Protest Demanding Justice for Chicano youth David Sullivan. fightbacknews.org Buena Park, CA – A march and protest took place in Buena Park, Orange County, April 17, to demand justice for David Sullivan, a 19-year old Chicano who was shot and killed August 19, 2019 in the city of Fullerton, by Buena Park Police Department. The protest's demands included the firing and prosecution of Buena Park police officers Jennifer Tran and Bobby Colon. Sullivan was shot and killed in broad daylight, posed no threat, and was unarmed. | The protest was led by Sullivan's mother DeAnna, sibling Sam, and eldest brother Joshua Sullivan. Present in solidarity were Centro CSO, Justice X, Say Their Na…

ecns.cn (2021-04-21). China, Mexico pledge enhanced cooperation to promote ties. ecns.cn China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Tuesday held talks via video link with Oscar Eduardo Ramirez Aguilar, speaker of Mexico's Senate, and both sides pledged enhanced cooperation to promote bilateral relations.

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Costa Rica to Debate Regularization of the Cannabis Market. telesurenglish.net The Citizen Action Party (PAC) presented a bill to regulate the consumption, production, and sale of cannabis in Costa Rica. | RELATED: | Lawmaker Enrique Sanchez justified the bill as an opportunity for "more employment, security, health, and market opportunities." | The project authorizes the cultivation, production, acquisition, storage, commercialization, transport, distribution, importation, and exportation of cannabis. | Neverthele…

_____ (2021-04-21). The United States' Extensive Knowledge of the 1976 Planned Military Coup in Argentina. strategic-culture.org While the released documents portray the U.S. as having knowledge of the coup as opposed to intervening overtly or covertly, the aftermath shows U.S. involvement was considerable. | Last March, on the 45th anniversary of Argentina's descent into dictatorship, the National Security Archive posted a selection of

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Celebrities Criticize Bolsonaro Ahead of US Climate Summit. telesurenglish.net On the eve of Thursday's U.S.-organized climate summit, President Joe Biden received letters from governors, politicians, artists, and intellectuals reminding the White House of the disastrous role Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has played in protecting globally important ecosystems. | RELATED: | In one of the letters, 23 Brazilian governors emphasize that fight against deforestation should be the starting point for r…

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Staff (2021-04-20). Miguel Díaz-Canel Elected First Secretary of Cuba's Communist Party. orinocotribune.com Havana, April 19 (Prensa Latina).- The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) today elected the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as first secretary of the leading political organization of the Caribbean nation. | In its first plenary meeting, the new Central Committee—elected one day earlier by the delegates to the 8th Congress of the PCC—also elected the members of the Political Bureau [Politburo] and the Party Secretariat. | Díaz-Canel will hold the position held by Army General Raúl Castro—exemplar of the historic Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro—whose l…

ANSWER Coalition (2021-04-20). Sunday 4/25: San Francisco Caravan: Say NO to the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org gather at 11: 30am at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

Whitney Webb (2021-04-20). Military Bases Housing Migrant Children Plagued by Serial Sexual Abuse Claims. orinocotribune.com By Whitney Webb — Apr 16, 2021 | The Biden administration is now housing unaccompanied migrant children on military bases in Texas and California. Some of these bases have been plagued for years by record sexual abuse claims, one with the highest in the nation. All of them suffer from dangerous environmental contamination. | Over the first few months of 2021, the migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border has exploded. Due to the policies of the Obama, Trump and now Biden administrations, many of those migrants, particularly unaccompanied minors, remain housed in increasingly controversial "overflow facilities."

Helen Yaffe (2021-04-20). Cuba Libre to be COVID-libre: Five Vaccines and Counting. globalresearch.ca On March 23, 2021, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a …

Staff (2021-04-20). President Maduro: US Escalates War, Prevents Vaccine Sales to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan president denounced threats by the US towards COVID-19 vaccine distribution companies, preventing them from trading with the Bolivarian Republic. | "They have gone so far as to threaten the companies that distribute vaccines with sanctions, if they sell vaccines to Venezuela… Washington has escalated its war against the country," said Nicolás Maduro on Sunday, April 18, during a televised speech. | However, the president said, Venezuelan authorities continue to manage the doses they've acquired to combat the pandemic, despite the illegal economic and commercial blockade by the United States and E…

RT (2021-04-20). HFPA, group behind Golden Globes, denounces ex-president for reportedly sending email equating BLM to Manson cult. rt.com The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which awards the Golden Globes, has condemned its eight-term president Philip Berk for reportedly circulating an email that accused BLM of racism and compared it to the Manson murders. | According to the Los Angeles Times, Berk sent an email to the association's staff and members on Sunday which contained a post that called Black Lives Matter a "racist hate movement" and described its co-founder Patrisse Cullors as "self-proclaimed 'trained Marxist.'" | The paper said the text in the email appears to have been taken from an article originally published on conservative c…

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-04-20). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's "Free and Fair" Election. counterpunch.org 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. On the surface, it was a surprisingly clean and professional election, as our CODEPINK official observer delegation witnessed. But a fraud-free process for casting and counting ballots does

_____ (2021-04-20). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's 'Free And Fair' Election. popularresistance.org 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. On the surface, it was a surprisingly clean and professional election, as our CODEPINK official observer delegation witnessed. But a fraud-free process for casting and counting ballots does not mean that the election was free and fair. Behind the scenes was a monumentally unequal playing field and dirty campaign designed to quash an Arauz win. | For starters, Arauz—a 36-year-old follower of the political leanings of former president Rafael C…

Staff (2021-04-20). Headlines for April 20, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Begins Deliberations in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial, Thousands Protest in Minnesota as Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Wraps Up, U.N. Warns Planet Is "On the Verge of the Abyss" from Relentless Climate Change, Hundreds of Climate Scientists Warn Against Criminalizing Peaceful Protests, White House Holds Virtual Climate Summit as U.S. and China Pledge Cuts to Emissions, Migrant Workers Flee India's Capital Ahead of Lockdown as Coronavirus Cases Soar, Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Joins Fight for Vaccine Equity, President Biden Urges All U.S. Residents 16 and Over to Get Vaccinated, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Can…

news.un (2021-04-20). UNICEF reports sharp rise in migrant children in Mexico. news.un.org The number of migrant children reported in Mexico has increased sharply, jumping from 380 to nearly 3,500 since the beginning of the year: a nine-fold rise, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, reported on Tuesday.

Juan Cole (2021-04-20). Why the Founding Fathers would have approved of Biden banning phrase "Illegal Alien" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Biden administration has announced that it will no longer use the phrase "illegal alien" and will replace it with "undocumented noncitizen." Biden will also drop "assimilation" in favor of "integration." These changes are long overdue and necessary for human dignity. For one thing, human beings cannot be "illegal." They …

Editor2 (2021-04-20). Bolivia's Fight for Food Sovereignty. orinocotribune.com Food security and food sovereignty are perhaps the most important issues facing Latin America and its campesino farmers. Being able to produce what one consumes is key in reducing poverty and guarding against hunger and external economic shocks. Since 2006, Bolivia has made it a priority. Evo Morales came through the ranks of the campesino social movements and was keenly aware of the poverty and other challenges facing the rural areas. After huge investments in rural communities, Bolivia now produces 95% of what it consumes. | To understand this issue and how Bolivia is grappling with it, Kawsachun News spoke exc…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). National strike announced in Colombia in response to neoliberal "solidarity" measures. peoplesdispatch.org The government of president Iván Duque seeks to pass a new tax reform in the name of "solidarity" that increases the VAT on staple goods, fuel, and various public services, expands the tax collection base, increases the tax on agricultural inputs, and increases the tax on pensions…

Éric Toussaint (2021-04-20). Resistance against the policies imposed by the World Bank, the IMF and other creditors between 2007 and 2011. mronline.org Ecuador provides an example of a government which officially decided to investigate the process of indebtedness so as to identify illegitimate debt and suspend its repayment. | April 20, 2021 | Newswire…

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-20). Cape Verde Trends in Venezuela Due to Contradiction Between Alex Saab Case & Election. orinocotribune.com The ruling party of Cape Verde won the parliamentary elections on Sunday. The event was attended by international observers from ECOWAS, the organization that ordered the release of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab through its court. | Cape Verde's government did not recognize the ECOWAS resolution, though it should ostensibly abide by it. Analysts say they have not done so due to pressure from the US regime. | This situation, in which the government of Cape Verde invited electoral observers of ECOWAS, but does not comply with their judicial decisions, triggered a widespread reaction by Venezuelans on social media n…

Editor2 (2021-04-20). Has the Biden Administration Quietly Given Up on Recognizing Juan Guaidó as the President of Venezuela? orinocotribune.com By Les Blough — Apr 11, 2021 | Has the Biden administration quietly given up on recognizing Juan Guaidó as the President of Venezuela? | Not yet, but they will. They know they picked the wrong horse for destabilization and "regime change" but they have to find a way to dump him while saving face. | Venezuelans, including the opposition, have no love for out-and-out traitors. Poor "Juanito" ("Little John", as he's known here) has found himself in a very very dark place, despised by his fellow citizens, impossible to show his face in the streets anymore, directly responsible for many deaths when grandstanding…

Staff (2021-04-20). Venezuela secures aid from UN food programme. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) — Venezuelan President Maduro announced that his country has signed several agreements with the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Talli Nauman (2021-04-20). Escazú Agreement Set to Bring Environmental Justice Down to Earth. counterpunch.org The Escazú Agreement enters into force on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, four years after its adoption, kicking off a new phase of regional grassroots campaigns. The challenge: to obtain government protection for land defenders and environmental activists in Latin America. This could be the toughest and most crucial phase yet. The Escazú Agreement is

_____ (2021-04-20). All We Have Now Is The People Versus The Pipelines. popularresistance.org The northern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline is stopped for now, but there is another pipeline, Enbridge's Line 3, that will also carry tar sands from Canada under construction. Resistance to the pipeline is widespread and escalating with direct actions to shut down construction and solidarity actions. Clearing the FOG speaks with Dawn Goodwin, co-founder of the RISE Coalition, about the history of the pipeline, the harm it will cause, and how people can take action to stop it.

Amanda Mills (2021-04-20). Civil rights groups urge Biden administration to cancel $50,000 in student debt per borrower. nationofchange.org "The $1.7 trillion student loan crisis is crushing individuals, families, and our economy, and the weight of this burden is disproportionately borne by women and Black and Latino borrowers."

Martin Parker (2021-04-20). Management: Past, Present and…Future? zcomm.org I want the long march through the institutions, from my point of view, to begin with the business schools. They seem to be really important places for articulating the possibilities of what a new politics and new economy might look like…

Alexis Saludjian (2021-04-20). Después de 30 años a favor del capital: Para una integración del Cono Sur y América Latina a favor de los derechos de los trabajadores y cuidando del medio-ambiente. globalizacion.ca Poder celebrar los 30 años de una iniciativa de integración en el Cono Suramericano ya es un acontecimiento. Libertad de ir y venir entre los países, filas exclusivas para viajantes extranjeros pero de nacionalidad de países del Mercosur en los…

Fight Back (2021-04-20). Twin Cities Community to acknowledge victory in Chauvin Case and honor the life of George Floyd. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar and other organizations that are fighting for justice for George Floyd. A rally is planned at the Hennepin County Government Center at 5pm, today. | The conviction of Derek Chauvin of second-degree intentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd is an historic victory. This victory is result of the bravery of the bystanders who filmed this murder, the worldwide uprising the bold and tireless fight for justice by our community. | However, the rarity o…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-20). Russia: 200 Militants Killed in Airstrikes in Eastern Syria. news.antiwar.com Russian Admiral Alexander Karpov has This area is known to be one of those awash in ISIS holdouts. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that ISIS had claimed to have killed two Russian soldiers in the area, speculating that this is why Russia hit them. | Admiral Karpov reported that in addition to 200 killed, the airstrikes destroyed 24 ve…

Víctor M. Toledo (2021-04-20). México — Los avances agroecológicos de la Cuarta Transformación. globalizacion.ca El 8 de septiembre de 2016 fue un día trágico. Ese día Enrique Peña Nieto, presidente del país, declaró glamoroso en un evento masivo que él era un consumidor cotidiano de la Coca Cola. Sus palabras fueron festejadas con aplausos…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-20). On The Pulse Of Pulsars And Polar Light. eurasiareview.com Faced with the tragic loss of the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico and the often prohibitive cost of satellite missions, astronomers are searching for savvy alternatives to continue answering fundamental questions in physics. | At a press conference during the 2021 APS April Meeting, they will reveal new tactics across both hemispheres for illuminating gravitational waves and dark matter. | Shining the oldest light in the universe on dark matter: | At the South Pole, a powerful set of telescopes could add a new function: studying the nature of dark matter and the history of stars. | Only satellites c…

news.un (2021-04-20). World Food Programme reaches deal to supply food to 185,000 children in Venezuela. news.un.org The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has signed an agreement with the Government of Venezuela to begin operations to provide the most vulnerable children in the South American country with nutritious school meals, it announced on Tuesday.

René Behoteguy Chávez (2021-04-20). Bolivia, escenario de disputa: Una lectura de los resultados de las elecciones subnacionales. globalizacion.ca Las elecciones subnacionales en Bolivia, celebradas el 7 de marzo, se pueden leer como una radicalización de los escenarios de disputa, con el MAS como partido hegemónico a nivel nacional pero con una derecha con presencia fuerte y radicalizada en…

Editor2 (2021-04-20). "A Sign of Progress": How a Tiny Corporate Media Clique Inverted Reality During Brazil's 2016 Coup. orinocotribune.com By Brasil Wire — Apr 17, 2021 | On the fifth anniversary of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, the role foreign media played in propagandising for it still warrants further investigation. | Little of international media coverage of Brazil's 2016 coup and its centrepiece, the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, has dated well. But one opinion piece in US newspaper the New York Times stands out as emblematic of the inverted reality being presented to the world, as Brazil's first female president was facing a right-wing plot to remove her and her progressive government from office. | Written by Op-Ed contributo…

Prof. Mauricio Metri (2021-04-20). Understanding Brazil's Crisis. globalresearch.ca The current Brazilian crisis gave its first signs with "spontaneous" demonstrations …

Staff (2021-04-20). Inflation in Venezuela Slows Down to 16.1% in March. orinocotribune.com Caracas, April 19, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com).- Inflation in Venezuela reached 16.1% in March, according to According to data released on Saturday night by the Venezuelan institute, accumulated inflation for the first three months of 2021 reached 127.8%, after t…

IDN (2021-04-20). Lessons Of The Bay Of Pigs Invasion Followed By The Cuban Missile Crisis — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jonathan Power* | The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 is well remembered, even by those not yet born when it happened. The word has been passed down the generations and probably always will be. It was the first and only time, say many historians and political scientists, that the world faced the likelihood of nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the USA. | For my part, I find it impossible to forget. | I was chairman of Manchester University's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Within four hours after the BBC reported the beginnings of the crisis, we had organized a massive march. To my knowledge, we were t…

_____ (2021-04-20). Washington Sanctions Cuba. Why Not Saudi Arabia? strategic-culture.org Cuba will remain one of Washington's chosen enemies, while relations with the murderous autocratic Saudi regime will be "recalibrated". | According to the geopolitical analysis site

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Haitian teachers embark on a national strike in rejection of insecurity and violence. peoplesdispatch.org School teachers across Haiti have embarked on a week-long national strike in rejection of the rampant insecurity and violence in the country and the lack of action by Jovenel MoàØse's de-facto government…

news.un (2021-04-20). La Soufrière volcano: UN launches $29 million appeal to support stricken island of Saint Vincent. news.un.org The UN launched a $29.2 million global funding appeal on Monday to aid citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines affected by the major eruptions spewing from La Soufrière volcano, pledging to remain a "steadfast partner".

Helen Yaffe (2021-04-19). Cuba libre to be COVID-libre: Five vaccines and counting. mronline.org This pandemic has affirmed that public healthcare needs cannot be adequately met under a profit-based system. | April 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-19). Teachers announce strike against violence and insecurity in Haiti and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at a strike against violence by teachers in Haiti, the severe second wave of Covid-19 in India, the announcement of presidential elections in Syria, and protests against the police killing of Adam Toledo…

Staff (2021-04-19). Venezuela Reports 1,287 New COVID-19 Cases on Sunday. orinocotribune.com Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, heading the working meeting with the presidential team for the prevention and control of COVID-19, this Sunday, April 18, reported that 1,287 new COVID-19 infections from community transmission were registered in the past 24 hours. Caracas was afflicted with the highest number of cases with 162, followed by Yaracuy with 157, and Anzoátegui with 150. | "We are ending the week of flexibility and we must maintain prevention measures," said Rodríguez. "This graph explains the reasons for the measures taken by President Maduro and the positive aspects of these timely actio…

Staff (2021-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2021. democracynow.org Police Brutalize Protesters in Minneapolis as Chauvin Trial Moves Toward Verdict, Protests Continue in Chicago over Police Killing of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo, Florida Poised to Pass "Anti-Riot" Bill, Criminalizing Dissent & Blocking Cuts to Police Budgets, Four of the Indianapolis Mass Shooting Victims Were from Sikh Community; Gunman Bought Arms Legally, Mass Shootings in Texas, Wisconsin Claim at Least 6 Lives in One Day, Globe Tops 3 Million COVID Deaths as India and Brazil Struggle to Contain Devastating Surges, CDC to Issue Guidance for J&J Vaccine After Pause over Blood Clot Reports, Alexei Navalny Transfer…

Ana Ionova (2021-04-19). Brazilian Cerrado Savanna: Wildcat Miners Descend on Indigenous Reserve. globalresearch.ca In a remote corner of Brazil's Roraima state, a makeshift mining …

Paul Dobson (2021-04-19). El Nacional Newspaper to Pay Diosdado Cabello $13.6m Libel Damages. venezuelanalysis.com The Supreme Court ruled that the opposition newspaper landed unsubstantiated accusations that the socialist deputy was linked to drug cartels.

Staff (2021-04-19). Cops Have Brutalized Chicago's Latinx Community for Decades; Adam Toledo, 13, Is the Latest Victim. democracynow.org As protests continue in Chicago and nationwide over the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, we get an update from community activist and independent journalist Mateo Zapata, who says, "People in Chicago are just tired of seeing Black and Brown youth murdered by police." Released bodycam video showed Adam had his hands up in the air when he was shot by an officer. We also speak with Rutgers professor Lilia Fernández, who studies Latino Chicago history and says police brutality toward this community is "not a new phenomenon" and goes back many decades. "Adam Toledo would not be dead today if he were white, i…

Staff (2021-04-19). Black & Latinx Lieutenant Sues Virginia Cops Who Threatened to Kill Him During Traffic Stop. democracynow.org We speak with the lawyer for a lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps who is suing two Virginia police officers who pepper-sprayed him, pushed him to the ground and pointed their guns at him during a traffic stop at a gas station last December. Video of the encounter has gone viral and shows Caron Nazario, who is a Black and Latino man, was wearing his Army uniform during the stop. When Nazario says he's afraid to get out of his car, one officer responds, "You should be." Nazario says he drove about a mile to the gas station after he noticed a police car flashing its lights at him — a common practice to avoid…

Michael Slager (2021-04-19). The Real Trauma at the Border: Hundreds of Trump's Separated Children Still can't Find their Families. juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — Media outlets consistently describe flight from Central America and Mexico as a "crisis," suggesting that migrants' proximity to our national space is a problem for us, not for them. Fleeing from violence back home and enduring possible assault on their journey here are often construed as threats to the …

Kristian Berhost (2021-04-19). Workers' hunger strike demands permanent residency for TPS migrants. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Dozens of National TPS Alliance workers rallied with their family members and friends in D.C. on Saturday in support of their ongoing hunger strike. The Alliance's primary demand is for Congress to pass legislation granting lawful permanent residency (LPR) to migrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Members of the Alliance have been on hunger strike …

Calla Randall (2021-04-19). The Weekly Round-Up: are immigrants and asylum seekers getting their day in court? ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: The rights of immigrants and asylum seekers have been at the forefront of the news this week, with the Home Secretary coming under fire both in the courts and in the political arena. On Wednesday, a landmark court ruling held Ms Patel accountable for failures properly to investigate deaths among asylum seekers at detention …

RT (2021-04-19). Biden shuts migrant center for underage girls two weeks after opening, amid reports of 'unbearable' conditions. rt.com Joe Biden's administration has closed a migrant shelter located at a warehouse in Houston housing hundreds of unaccompanied underage girls, after media reported conditions there were "unbearable." | The Houston area shelter operated by the National Association of Christian Churches (NACC) saw a flurry of activity over the weekend as buses arrived and departed to transfer some 500 young girls living there elsewhere, video shot by ABC News showed. | Nearly 130 of the girls were expected to be handed over to the care of a sponsor, while others were set to be transferred to different facilities or reunited with re…

Editor2 (2021-04-19). CIA Assassination Plot Targeted Cuba's Raul Castro. orinocotribune.com As Castro Retires on 60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, National Security Archive Posts Declassified Top Secret CIA Cables, Reports from 1960 | Agency Officials Willing to Pay Over $10,000 For 'Fatal Accident' | Another Assassination Plot against Fidel Castro Was Part of Bay of Pigs Invasion Strategy | Washington D.C., April 16, 2021 — In the earliest known CIA assassination plot against leaders of the Cuban revolution, high agency officials offered the pilot of a plane carrying Raul Castro from Prague to Havana "payment after successful completion of ten thousand dollars" to "incur risks in arranging acc…

Steve Lalla (2021-04-19). In Defense of the Revolution: Cuba's Historic Victory over Imperialism at Playa Girón. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — Apr 18, 2021 | "For progressives and anti-imperialists all over the world, the mention of the Bay of Pigs — known in the Spanish-speaking world as Playa Girón — evokes joy and celebration," wrote Carmelo Ruiz. "The United States, an empire accustomed to imposing itself even in the farthest corners of the world, could not prevail and enforce its will on an island country 90 miles away from its shores. The empire could be defeated after all." π | In mid-April, 1961, the island nation of Cuba repelled a US military invasion at Playa Girón and captured over 1,200 invaders. Cuba's…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-04-19). Raúl Castro passes baton to next generation at Cuban Communist Party congress. peoplesworld.org Former Cuban President Raúl Castro retired from his last major public office this weekend, standing down as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba at its Eighth Congress. Castro had first come to worldwide notice in 1953, when he, his brother Fidel, and other young rebels attacked the Batista dictatorship's Moncada Barracks in Santiago …

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