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2021-05-17: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2021. democracynow.org Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…

The Associated Press (2021-05-17). Mexican President Apologizes for 1911 Massacre of Chinese. latinorebels.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president presented an apology Monday for a 1911 massacre in which over 300 Chinese people were slaughtered by revolutionary troops in the northern city of Torreón.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-17). Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June. peoplesdispatch.org Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Staff (2021-05-17). Chileans go to Polls on the Second Day of Elections. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, May 16, voting process continued on the second day of elections in Chile, after 20% of the registered voters cast their votes on Saturday. | Sunday was the last day of the so-called "mega-elections" in Chile, in which 14.9 million voters were eligible to elect 155 members of the Constitutional Convention that will draft the new Constitution, and also 16 governors, 345 mayors, and 2,252 councilors. 1,278 candidates belonging to more than 70 lists contested for…

Staff (2021-05-17). Sunday COVID-19 Brief: 14 Deaths and 1,070 New Cases in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, May 16, Venezuela reported 1,070 new COVID-19 cases, out of which 1,063 were from community transmission, and seven were imported (three from Panama, three from Aruba. and one from Mexico). | The state with the most positives in the last 24 hours was Yaracuy, with 183 cases. The rest of the infections were distributed across the country as follows: La Guaira, 164; Aragua, 111; Miranda, 94; Zulia, 86; Caracas, 76; Táchira, 65; Anzoátegui, 59; Trujillo, 41; Guárico, 37; Falcón, 35; Carabobo, 31; Nueva Esparta, 26; Portuguesa, 20; Lara, 11; Sucre, eight; Cojedes, seven; Apure, six; Bolívar, two; and Mér…

WSWS (2021-05-17). Washington and AFL-CIO file labor complaints in Matamoros and Silao, Mexico. wsws.org Far from bringing a dawn of "union democracy" to Mexico, the AFL-CIO and the Biden administration are invoking the "labor reform" provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal in an attempt to suppress the growing influence of socialist internationalism via the World Socialist Web Site.

Julio Ricardo Varela (2021-05-17). Ricardo Rosselló, Who Resigned in 2019 as Governor of Puerto Rico, Is Now an Elected Member of Pro-Statehood 'Shadow Congress'. latinorebels.com Less than 5% of Puerto Rico's voters showed up on Sunday.

Editor2 (2021-05-17). South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath. orinocotribune.com By Brasil Wire, May 12, 2021 | International business and banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly US regional allies: Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-17). Danger of Excessive Force by Israeli Security against Israelis of Palestinian Heritage in Mixed Cities. juancole.com ( Human Rights Watch ) — (New York) — Amid escalating violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visited the central Israel mixed Palestinian-Jewish city of Lod on May 13, 2021, after media reported violence there by vigilante groups, both Jewish groups including West Bank settlers and groups …

Prof. Pedro Cabán (2021-05-17). Will the United States Finally Decolonize Puerto Rico? globalresearch.ca On April 14, …

Alberto Pinzón Sánchez (2021-05-17). Colombia es más importante para Estados Unidos que Puerto Rico. globalizacion.ca Colombia es más importante para "la totalidad de intereses" de los EEUU en la Región, que la neo colonia de Puerto Rico. Enormes intereses neocoloniales económicos y políticos del neoliberal complejo militar industrial y financiero actualmente gobernante. Intereses geoestratégicos locales…

Horacio Rovelli (2021-05-17). Argentina, el infierno tan temido. globalizacion.ca El anterior gobierno -neoliberal de Cambiemos presidio por Mauricio Macri- reinstauró en la Argentina el modelo extractivista, agropecuario exportador y para ello enriqueció al sector mediante la deuda externa y su fuga, a la vez que dicha deuda condiciona toda…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-17). Progressive Forces Win Majority of Seats in Chile's Constitutional Convention. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa "I approve it for my class," reads the banner supporting the vote for a new constitution in Chile. Photo: Frente Fotográfico Independent and progressive candidates won more than a two-thirds majority in the Constitutional Convention, a body responsible for writing Chile's new constitution This weekend, on May 15 and 16, over 6 million…

_____ (2021-05-17). Chile: Left, Independent Forces Win Majority Of Constituents. popularresistance.org While the nationwide results for governors, mayors and councilors will not be known until later Sunday night, and final results may not be known for another week, the vote for Chile's constitutional convention has been tallied and announced this Sunday night. | In a surprise for Chile's left and independent parties, the center-left Apruebo list has received 24 seats while the left-wing Communist-Broad Front Apruebo Dignidad list has finished in second with 28 seats. | With three milion votes counted, representing just 15% of the registered electorate, the Nueva Constitución list has received 9 seats whereas the D…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-17). Colombia: Welcome to the Present. libya360.wordpress.com Piedad Córdoba Ruiz It seems that Colombia has awakened from its lethargy and from that eternal past to which we were bound. "The old has not finished dying while the new has not yet been born, and in this interregnum monsters emerge", the brilliant phrase of the Italian Antonio Gramsci, resounds with relevance in the…

Kian Seara Rey (2021-05-17). The West is complicit in Colombia's police killings. zcomm.org The deadly violence by police and paramilitary groups against protesters in Colombia is made possible by the military aid of the government's Western allies…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-17). Caribbean Organizations Condemn Israeli Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing. libya360.wordpress.com CARIBBEAN ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CARICOM, THE US, BRITAIN AND EUROPEAN UNION TO TAKE URGENT ACTION The Caribbean Pan-African Network (CPAN), the Network for Defense of Humanity, Caribbean Chapter, Organization for the Victory of the People (Guyana), The People's Empowerment Party (Barbados) and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration condemn what can only be described…

Danny Shaw (2021-05-17). This is Not a Crisis, This is a Rebellion: a Report from the Front Lines of Haiti. counterpunch.org Haitians at a March 2021 protest wear T-shirts that read, "The slaves have revolted." / Twitter/DannyShawCUNY All of Haitian society is in revolt. A mambo and hougan—the traditional voudou priestess and priest—lead ancestral ceremonies before rallies take the streets and block the central arteries of Port-au-Prince, Cap HaàØtien, and other Haitian cities and towns. After

Staff (2021-05-16). How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground. orinocotribune.com Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-16). Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state. dissidentvoice.org With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …

Staff (2021-05-16). Venezuela Denounces Abduction of Eight Soldiers by Colombian Narco Terrorist Groups. orinocotribune.com Eight members of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) were abducted by armed criminal groups from Colombia that entered Venezuelan territory through the international border in Apure state. The incident occurred during full combat actions that had been implemented since late March this year in defense of national sovereignty. The information was communicated to the country this Saturday afternoon by the Minister for Defense, General in Chief Vladímir Padrino López, who read out an official statement broadcast through state media Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | Padrino López further informed that on May 9,…

_____ (2021-05-16). What's Happening With Youth Protest And Police In Colombia. popularresistance.org The demonstrations in Bogotá, Colombia kick off with musical performances, theatrical shows and people in traditional dress; they're like festivals. Young people fill the capital's major transitways and the Plaza de Simon Bolivar, a downtown square that is home to several culturally and politically significant buildings, to have their voices heard, Yaneth Ordoñez, an artist and high school teacher at the protests said. | But this time, the government has met civilians with bullets. | On April 28, Colombians protested, in large part, as a response to tax increases proposed by president Iván Duque's government. Cri…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Chile Mega-Elections: Polls Officially Close at 6 PM Local Time. telesurenglish.net Similar to Saturday, when voting for Chile's mega-elections began, polling stations on Sunday received voters from 8: 00 am to 6: 00 pm local time. An estimated 20 percent of voters cast their ballots on the first day of the historic election, which was postponed from April 11 due to the new wave of the pandemic affecting the South American country. | Despite some difficulties with installing the polling stations on both Saturday and Sunday, the Chilean Electoral Service (SERVEL) considered that 99.7 and 99.2 percent of them were already in operation after midday on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. | RELATED:…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). Six Months Before Regional Elections in Venezuela — What Polls Show. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 15 (OrinocoTribune.com) — Almost six months before the mega regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for November, in which governors, mayors and city council members will be elected, a poll carried out by the firm Hinterlaces is showing positive trends in favor of the ruling PSUV and Chavismo, despite a high percentage of the electorate identifying themselves as politically non-aligned or non-affiliated to any party. | The regional elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21, as announced last Thursday by the newly elected National Electoral Council (CNE) authorities. This new CNE board ha…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). URGENT WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY 19th: Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Nations'. orinocotribune.com Alex Saab's lawyer, Femi Falana, has agreed to participate in a webinar about this important case related to US "sanctions". | Caracas, May 16 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Alex Saab has been illegally held by Cape Verdean authorities in prison, and most recently in a unique form of house arrest. Saab was apprehended because of his attempts to bypass illegal US and European "sanctions" against the Venezuelan people. | Saab, a special diplomatic envoy of Venezuela at the time of his irregular detention, and currently ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union, was instrumental in procuring international supplie…

Jacob Sugarman (2021-05-16). We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding. zcomm.org The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…

Staff (2021-05-16). Recovery: All Gasoline Currently Sold in Venezuela Is Nationally Produced. orinocotribune.com All the fuel that is currently being sold in Venezuela has been nationally produced, stated Executive Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance Delcy Rodríguez, in an interview with the newspaper àöltimas Noticias. | When asked about the recovery of diesel and gasoline production in Venezuela, Rodríguez said that "the working team in Petróleos de Venezuela, the Ministry, and the Alí Rodríguez Araque Commission have all been making important efforts to recover the national production. What is circulating in the market today, all of it is of national production." | "Positive things can also come out o…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-05-16). México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel. globalizacion.ca El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…

Editors (2021-05-16). CovertAction Information Bulletin (1988-2). covertactionmagazine.com CAIB-30 (1988: 2) From the Archives: Special Back Issue on Israel the Middle East: Israeli State Terror, Arms sales, Occupation, Chemical & nuclear warfare, Israel in Africa & Central America, Disinformation & Libya, CIA's William Buckley, Afghan contra lobby…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Bolsonaro Is Unfit To Lead Brazil, 58% Of Brazilians Say. telesurenglish.net A Datafolha poll on Sunday revealed that 58 percent of Brazilians consider President Jair Bolsonaro to be incapable of leading the country. Besides, around 50 percent of the citizens trust nothing he says. | RELATED: | In May, Bolsonaro's popularity fell to its lowest level since the start of his term on January 1, 2019. According to Datafolha, he could be defeated if he seeks reelection next year. | Only 38 percent of the 2,071…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Chile Begins Second Day of Elections. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Chile continues the voting process in which over 14.9 million people were eligible to choose 155 members of the convention that will draft the new Constitution, 16 governors, 345 mayors, and 2,252 councilors. | RELATED: | As on Saturday, polling stations are expected to receive votes from 08: 00 am to 6 pm local time. An estimated 20 percent of voters have already cast their ballots on the first day of a historic e…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Chile: Elections Continue with Low Voter Turnout in Many Areas. telesurenglish.net With 46,087 polling stations set up nationwide, out of 46,052, equivalent to 99.92%, the second and last day of voting in Chile is progressing with little influx of voters, at least during the first five hours of the process. | The Electoral Service (Servel) informed this Sunday after 11: 30 am local time about installing polling stations at the national level in these mega-elections for members of the constitutional convention, governors, mayors, and councilmembers. | Servel noted that of the 46,087 polling stations set up at the national level, a total of 46,052 were already set up, or 99.92%. | Regarding the…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Recoleta, Chile: Daniel Jadue Sweeps the Municipal Election. telesurenglish.net Communist leader and presidential candidate Daniel Jadue achieved a massive lead in the Recoleta municipal elections where, so far, he has obtained 64.61 percent. | With 24,89% percent of the tables counted, he is followed far away by the right-wing UDI's Mauricio Smok with 23,63% and with 12,08 percent by far-right Republican José Meza. | RELATED: | The mayor expressed that the result "makes us feel that there is a sen…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Live Updates: Right-Wing Faces Debacle in Chile, Left Celebrates. telesurenglish.net 23: 15 – The Mayor of Recoleta and communist presidential candidate, Daniel Jadue, has won with a massive percentage of the votes: "It makes us feel that there is also pride that we can represent a possibility for Chile." Jadue was re-elected as Recoleta Major with 66,31 percent of the votes. | "Unlike the projections, the right has had a disastrous result and is far from taking a third of the constituents, and that is a reason to rejoice," Jadue said. | "The democratic sectors are called to unite to advance in constructing a new Chile," the communist leader added. | Daniel Jadue reelecto como alcalde en Reco…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Colombia: Strike Committee Begins Negotiations With Government. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Colombia's National Strike Committee will meet with President Ivan Duque's representatives to start negotiations aimed at ending the massive protests that have been shaking the country since April 28. | RELATED: | Tthey will discuss demands that includes issues such as health reform, the murders of social leaders, and the spraying of glyphosate in the country's fields. | "The government will begin to listen to the peop…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Leal: Colombia Will Continue Protests, It Has Nothing to Lose. telesurenglish.net In an interview granted this Sunday to HispanTV, Dr. Angel Rafael Tortolero Leal, research professor at the UNERG of Venezuela, said that the indignation against the repression and brutality of the police in Colombia is not limited to this country, but is a feeling that has sprouted globally. | RELATED: | Since April 28, Colombia has been the scene of massive protests, in the framework of a national strike…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Telesur President Highlights Anti-Uribe Sentiment in Colombia. telesurenglish.net The Colombian journalist and president of Telesur, Patricia Villegas, highlighted during an interview in Caracas today that in her country, there is a widespread feeling of rejection to Uribism, massively expressed among the poorer popular sectors and the youth. | RELATED: | During an interview granted to the Venezuelan Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, the head of the multinational channel, talking about a politic…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Colombians Demand Resignation of Defense Minister. telesurenglish.net Colombia's human rights defenders on Sunday called for the resignation of Defense Minister Diego Molano and rejected statements through which he stigmatized citizens who have been protesting against President Ivan Duque. | RELATED: | "Molano could affect any agreement between the government and the Strike Committee's representatives. His provocative and stigmatizing speech against protesters will prevent the country fro…

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2021-05-17: Social Media Postees

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Headlines for May 17, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/17/headlines

Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/17/uruguays-trade-union-center-calls-for-a-national-strike-in-june/

Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/17/uruguays-trade-union-center-calls-for-a-national-strike-in-june/

Washington and AFL-CIO file labor complaints in Matamoros and Silao, Mexico
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Far from bringing a dawn of "union democracy" to Mexico, the AFL-CIO and the Biden administration are invoking the "labor reform" provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal in an attempt to suppress the growing influence of socialist internationalism via the World Socialist Web Site.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/17/mexi-m17.html

Sunday COVID-19 Brief: 14 Deaths and 1,070 New Cases in Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-17
This Sunday, May 16, Venezuela reported 1,070 new COVID-19 cases, out of which 1,063 were from community transmission, and seven were imported (three from Panama, three from Aruba. and one from Mexico). | The state with the most positives in the last 24 hours was Yaracuy, with 183 cases. The rest of the infections were distributed across the country as follows: La Guaira, 164; Aragua, 111; Miranda, 94; Zulia, 86; Caracas, 76; Táchira, 65; Anzoátegui, 59; Trujillo, 41; Guárico, 37; Falcón, 35; Carabobo, 31; Nueva Esparta, 26; Portuguesa, 20; Lara, 11; Sucre, eight; Cojedes, seven; Apure, six; Bolívar, two; and Mér…
orinocotribune.com/sunday-covid-19-brief-14-deaths-and-1070-new-cases-in-venezuela/

Mexican President Apologizes for 1911 Massacre of Chinese
The Associated Press | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-17
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president presented an apology Monday for a 1911 massacre in which over 300 Chinese people were slaughtered by revolutionary troops in the northern city of Torreón.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/17/mexicanpresidentapologizesmassacrechinese/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mexicanpresidentapologizesmassacrechinese

La migración y el diablo
Arturo Balderas Rodríguez | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-17
Una vez más, el tema de la migración es motivo de seminarios, editoriales y comentarios en medios de comunicación. La llegada masiva de inmigrantes procedentes de Centroamérica, México y en menor medida de otras naciones es uno de los problemas…
globalizacion.ca/la-migracion-y-el-diablo/

South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-17
By Brasil Wire, May 12, 2021 | International business and banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly US regional allies: Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague.
orinocotribune.com/south-americas-business-friendly-bloodbath/

Ricardo Rosselló, Who Resigned in 2019 as Governor of Puerto Rico, Is Now an Elected Member of Pro-Statehood 'Shadow Congress'
Julio Ricardo Varela | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-17
Less than 5% of Puerto Rico's voters showed up on Sunday.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/17/ricardorosselloshadowcongress/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ricardorosselloshadowcongress

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-17
How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-mayo-study-examines-how-latino-participants-experience-genomic-medicine/

Danger of Excessive Force by Israeli Security against Israelis of Palestinian Heritage in Mixed Cities
Human Rights Watch | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
( Human Rights Watch ) — (New York) — Amid escalating violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visited the central Israel mixed Palestinian-Jewish city of Lod on May 13, 2021, after media reported violence there by vigilante groups, both Jewish groups including West Bank settlers and groups …
juancole.com/2021/05/excessive-security-palestinian.html

Encomendarse a San Biden
Pedro Miguel | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-17
Desde antes de la elección presidencial de 2016 en Estados Unidos, la oligarquía neoliberal mexicana percibió el peligro que se cernía sobre su hegemonía política, económica y mediática. | La candidatura de Donald Trump representaba, entre muchas otras cosas, el renacimiento…
globalizacion.ca/encomendarse-san-biden/

Will the United States Finally Decolonize Puerto Rico?
Prof. Pedro Cabán | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
On April 14, …
globalresearch.ca/will-united-states-finally-decolonize-puerto-rico/5745481

Will the United States Finally Decolonize Puerto Rico?
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-17
By Pedro Cabán — May 11, 2021 | On April 14, 2021, the House Committee on Natural Resources held hearings on two competing bills to end Puerto Rico's colonial status. The different bills reflect the changing political dynamics in the archipelago, as well as the Puerto Rican diaspora's growing political clout. HR 1522, the Puerto Rican State Admission Act, binds Congress to admit Puerto Rico into the Union if a majority vote in favor of doing so in a special referendum. HR 2070, the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act, authorizes the insular legislature to convene a semi-permanent status convention where elect…
orinocotribune.com/will-the-united-states-finally-decolonize-puerto-rico/

Will the United States finally decolonize Puerto Rico?
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-17
By Pedro Cabán — May 11, 2021 | On April 14, 2021, the House Committee on Natural Resources held hearings on two competing bills to end Puerto Rico's colonial status. The different bills reflect the changing political dynamics in the archipelago, as well as the Puerto Rican diaspora's growing political clout. HR 1522, the Puerto Rican State Admission Act, binds Congress to admit Puerto Rico into the Union if a majority vote in favor of doing so in a special referendum. HR 2070, the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act, authorizes the insular legislature to convene a semi-permanent status convention where elect…
orinocotribune.com/will-the-united-states-finally-decolonize-puerto-rico/

Colombia es más importante para Estados Unidos que Puerto Rico
Alberto Pinzón Sánchez | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-17
Colombia es más importante para "la totalidad de intereses" de los EEUU en la Región, que la neo colonia de Puerto Rico. Enormes intereses neocoloniales económicos y políticos del neoliberal complejo militar industrial y financiero actualmente gobernante. Intereses geoestratégicos locales…
globalizacion.ca/colombia-es-mas-importante-para-estados-unidos-que-puerto-rico/

Argentina, el infierno tan temido
Horacio Rovelli | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-17
El anterior gobierno -neoliberal de Cambiemos presidio por Mauricio Macri- reinstauró en la Argentina el modelo extractivista, agropecuario exportador y para ello enriqueció al sector mediante la deuda externa y su fuga, a la vez que dicha deuda condiciona toda…
globalizacion.ca/argentina-el-infierno-tan-temido/

Chileans go to Polls on the Second Day of Elections
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-17
On Sunday, May 16, voting process continued on the second day of elections in Chile, after 20% of the registered voters cast their votes on Saturday. | Sunday was the last day of the so-called "mega-elections" in Chile, in which 14.9 million voters were eligible to elect 155 members of the Constitutional Convention that will draft the new Constitution, and also 16 governors, 345 mayors, and 2,252 councilors. 1,278 candidates belonging to more than 70 lists contested for…
orinocotribune.com/chileans-go-to-polls-on-the-second-day-of-elections/

Chile: Left, Independent Forces Win Majority Of Constituents
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
While the nationwide results for governors, mayors and councilors will not be known until later Sunday night, and final results may not be known for another week, the vote for Chile's constitutional convention has been tallied and announced this Sunday night. | In a surprise for Chile's left and independent parties, the center-left Apruebo list has received 24 seats while the left-wing Communist-Broad Front Apruebo Dignidad list has finished in second with 28 seats. | With three milion votes counted, representing just 15% of the registered electorate, the Nueva Constitución list has received 9 seats whereas the D…
popularresistance.org/chile-left-independent-forces-win-majority-of-constituents/

Progressive Forces Win Majority of Seats in Chile's Constitutional Convention
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-17
Tanya Wadhwa "I approve it for my class," reads the banner supporting the vote for a new constitution in Chile. Photo: Frente Fotográfico Independent and progressive candidates won more than a two-thirds majority in the Constitutional Convention, a body responsible for writing Chile's new constitution This weekend, on May 15 and 16, over 6 million… Read…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/progressive-forces-win-majority-of-seats-in-chiles-constitutional-convention/

Colombia: Welcome to the Present
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-17
Piedad Córdoba Ruiz It seems that Colombia has awakened from its lethargy and from that eternal past to which we were bound. "The old has not finished dying while the new has not yet been born, and in this interregnum monsters emerge", the brilliant phrase of the Italian Antonio Gramsci, resounds with relevance in the… Read…
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‚ÄãThe West is complicit in Colombia's police killings
Kian Seara Rey | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
The deadly violence by police and paramilitary groups against protesters in Colombia is made possible by the military aid of the government's Western allies…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/%e2%80%8bthe-west-is-complicit-in-colombias-police-killings/

Caribbean Organizations Condemn Israeli Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-17
CARIBBEAN ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CARICOM, THE US, BRITAIN AND EUROPEAN UNION TO TAKE URGENT ACTION The Caribbean Pan-African Network (CPAN), the Network for Defense of Humanity, Caribbean Chapter, Organization for the Victory of the People (Guyana), The People's Empowerment Party (Barbados) and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration condemn what can only be described… Read…
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This is Not a Crisis, This is a Rebellion: a Report from the Front Lines of Haiti
Danny Shaw | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
Haitians at a March 2021 protest wear T-shirts that read, "The slaves have revolted." / Twitter/DannyShawCUNY All of Haitian society is in revolt. A mambo and hougan–the traditional voudou priestess and priest–lead ancestral ceremonies before rallies take the streets and block the central arteries of Port-au-Prince, Cap HaàØtien, and other Haitian cities and towns. After…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/17/this-is-not-a-crisis-this-is-a-rebellion-a-report-from-the-front-lines-of-haiti/

We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding
Jacob Sugarman | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/were-living-with-the-consequences-of-rich-nations-vaccine-hoarding/

How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…
orinocotribune.com/how-el-nacional-building-was-found-after-executive-embargo-meanwhile-al-jazeera-and-ap-offices-in-gaza-bombed-to-the-ground/

How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…
orinocotribune.com/how-el-nacional-building-was-found-after-executive-embargo-meanwhile-al-jazeera-and-ap-offices-in-gaza-bombed-to-the-ground/

Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/palestinians-in-israel-now-face-far-right-mob-violence-backed-by-the-state/

Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/palestinians-in-israel-now-face-far-right-mob-violence-backed-by-the-state/

Chile Mega-Elections: Polls Officially Close at 6 PM Local Time
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
Similar to Saturday, when voting for Chile's mega-elections began, polling stations on Sunday received voters from 8: 00 am to 6: 00 pm local time. An estimated 20 percent of voters cast their ballots on the first day of the historic election, which was postponed from April 11 due to the new wave of the pandemic affecting the South American country. | Despite some difficulties with installing the polling stations on both Saturday and Sunday, the Chilean Electoral Service (SERVEL) considered that 99.7 and 99.2 percent of them were already in operation after midday on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. | RELATED:…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Mega-Elections-Polls-Officially-Close-at-6-PM-Local-Time-20210516-0018.html

What's Happening With Youth Protest And Police In Colombia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
The demonstrations in Bogotá, Colombia kick off with musical performances, theatrical shows and people in traditional dress; they're like festivals. Young people fill the capital's major transitways and the Plaza de Simon Bolivar, a downtown square that is home to several culturally and politically significant buildings, to have their voices heard, Yaneth Ordoñez, an artist and high school teacher at the protests said. | But this time, the government has met civilians with bullets. | On April 28, Colombians protested, in large part, as a response to tax increases proposed by president Iván Duque's government. Cri…
popularresistance.org/whats-happening-with-youth-protest-and-police-in-colombia/

Venezuela Denounces Abduction of Eight Soldiers by Colombian Narco Terrorist Groups
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Eight members of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) were abducted by armed criminal groups from Colombia that entered Venezuelan territory through the international border in Apure state. The incident occurred during full combat actions that had been implemented since late March this year in defense of national sovereignty. The information was communicated to the country this Saturday afternoon by the Minister for Defense, General in Chief Vladímir Padrino López, who read out an official statement broadcast through state media Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | Padrino López further informed that on May 9,…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-denounces-abduction-of-eight-soldiers-by-colombian-narco-terrorist-groups/

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-mayo-study-examines-how-latino-participants-experience-genomic-medicine/

Recovery: All Gasoline Currently Sold in Venezuela Is Nationally Produced
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
All the fuel that is currently being sold in Venezuela has been nationally produced, stated Executive Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance Delcy Rodríguez, in an interview with the newspaper àöltimas Noticias. | When asked about the recovery of diesel and gasoline production in Venezuela, Rodríguez said that "the working team in Petróleos de Venezuela, the Ministry, and the Alí Rodríguez Araque Commission have all been making important efforts to recover the national production. What is circulating in the market today, all of it is of national production." | "Positive things can also come out o…
orinocotribune.com/recovery-all-gasoline-currently-sold-in-venezuela-is-nationally-produced/

México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel
Mouris Salloum George | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-16
El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…
globalizacion.ca/mexico-un-delito-electoral-se-paga-con-carcel/

México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel
Mouris Salloum George | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-16
El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…
globalizacion.ca/mexico-un-delito-electoral-se-paga-con-carcel/

CovertAction Information Bulletin (1988-2)
Editors | covertactionmagazine.com | 2021-05-16
CAIB-30 (1988: 2) From the Archives: Special Back Issue on Israel the Middle East: Israeli State Terror, Arms sales, Occupation, Chemical & nuclear warfare, Israel in Africa & Central America, Disinformation & Libya, CIA's William Buckley, Afghan contra lobby…
covertactionmagazine.com/2021/05/16/covertaction-information-bulletin-1988-2/

Bolsonaro Is Unfit To Lead Brazil, 58% Of Brazilians Say
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
A Datafolha poll on Sunday revealed that 58 percent of Brazilians consider President Jair Bolsonaro to be incapable of leading the country. Besides, around 50 percent of the citizens trust nothing he says. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Is Guilty of a Genocide in Brazil, Lula Holds | In May, Bolsonaro's popularity fell to its lowest level since the start of his term on January 1, 2019. According to Datafolha, he could be defeated if he seeks reelection next year. | Only 38 percent of the 2,071…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Is-Unfit-To-Lead-Brazil-58-Of-Brazilians-Say-20210516-0009.html

Live Updates: Right-Wing Faces Debacle in Chile, Left Celebrates
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
23: 15 – The Mayor of Recoleta and communist presidential candidate, Daniel Jadue, has won with a massive percentage of the votes: "It makes us feel that there is also pride that we can represent a possibility for Chile." Jadue was re-elected as Recoleta Major with 66,31 percent of the votes. | "Unlike the projections, the right has had a disastrous result and is far from taking a third of the constituents, and that is a reason to rejoice," Jadue said. | "The democratic sectors are called to unite to advance in constructing a new Chile," the communist leader added. | Daniel Jadue reelecto como alcalde en Reco…
telesurenglish.net/news/Live-Updates-Right-Wing-Faces-Debacle-in-Chile-Left-Celebrates-20210516-0012.html

Chile Begins Second Day of Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
On Sunday, Chile continues the voting process in which over 14.9 million people were eligible to choose 155 members of the convention that will draft the new Constitution, 16 governors, 345 mayors, and 2,252 councilors. | RELATED: | Chile: First Day of Elections Marked by Low Voter Turnout | As on Saturday, polling stations are expected to receive votes from 08: 00 am to 6 pm local time. An estimated 20 percent of voters have already cast their ballots on the first day of a historic e…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Begins-Second-Day-of-Elections-20210516-0003.html

Chile: Elections Continue with Low Voter Turnout in Many Areas
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
With 46,087 polling stations set up nationwide, out of 46,052, equivalent to 99.92%, the second and last day of voting in Chile is progressing with little influx of voters, at least during the first five hours of the process. | The Electoral Service (Servel) informed this Sunday after 11: 30 am local time about installing polling stations at the national level in these mega-elections for members of the constitutional convention, governors, mayors, and councilmembers. | Servel noted that of the 46,087 polling stations set up at the national level, a total of 46,052 were already set up, or 99.92%. | Regarding the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Elections-Continue-with-Low-Voter-Turnout-in-Many-Areas-20210516-0013.html

Recoleta, Chile: Daniel Jadue Sweeps the Municipal Election
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
Communist leader and presidential candidate Daniel Jadue achieved a massive lead in the Recoleta municipal elections where, so far, he has obtained 64.61 percent. | With 24,89% percent of the tables counted, he is followed far away by the right-wing UDI's Mauricio Smok with 23,63% and with 12,08 percent by far-right Republican José Meza. | RELATED: | Chile: Left, Independent Forces Win Majority of Constituents | The mayor expressed that the result "makes us feel that there is a sen…
telesurenglish.net/news/Recoleta-Chile-Daniel-Jadue-Sweeps-the-Municipal-Election-20210516-0024.html

Colombians Demand Resignation of Defense Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
Colombia's human rights defenders on Sunday called for the resignation of Defense Minister Diego Molano and rejected statements through which he stigmatized citizens who have been protesting against President Ivan Duque. | RELATED: | Colombia: 21 People Killed And 503 Arrested Amid Protests | "Molano could affect any agreement between the government and the Strike Committee's representatives. His provocative and stigmatizing speech against protesters will prevent the country fro…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombians-Demand-Defense-Minister-Diego-Molanos-Resignation-20210516-0007.html

Leal: Colombia Will Continue Protests, It Has Nothing to Lose
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
In an interview granted this Sunday to HispanTV, Dr. Angel Rafael Tortolero Leal, research professor at the UNERG of Venezuela, said that the indignation against the repression and brutality of the police in Colombia is not limited to this country, but is a feeling that has sprouted globally. | RELATED: | Colombian Rights Groups Demand International Inquiry on Repression | Since April 28, Colombia has been the scene of massive protests, in the framework of a national strike…
telesurenglish.net/news/Leal-Colombia-Will-Continue-Protests-It-Has-Nothing-to-Lose-20210516-0021.html

Telesur President Highlights Anti-Uribe Sentiment in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
The Colombian journalist and president of Telesur, Patricia Villegas, highlighted during an interview in Caracas today that in her country, there is a widespread feeling of rejection to Uribism, massively expressed among the poorer popular sectors and the youth. | RELATED: | Colombia: Strike Committee Begins Negotiations With Government | During an interview granted to the Venezuelan Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, the head of the multinational channel, talking about a politic…
telesurenglish.net/news/Telesur-President-Highlights-Anti-Uribe-Sentiment-in-Colombia-20210516-0014.html

Colombia: Strike Committee Begins Negotiations With Government
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
On Sunday, Colombia's National Strike Committee will meet with President Ivan Duque's representatives to start negotiations aimed at ending the massive protests that have been shaking the country since April 28. | RELATED: | Colombia Goes on Strike to Demand an End to Violence | Tthey will discuss demands that includes issues such as health reform, the murders of social leaders, and the spraying of glyphosate in the country's fields. | "The government will begin to listen to the peop…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Strike-Committee-Begins-Negotiations-With-Duque-20210516-0001.html

URGENT WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY 19th: Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Nations'
Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Alex Saab's lawyer, Femi Falana, has agreed to participate in a webinar about this important case related to US "sanctions". | Caracas, May 16 (OrinocoTribune.com)– Alex Saab has been illegally held by Cape Verdean authorities in prison, and most recently in a unique form of house arrest. Saab was apprehended because of his attempts to bypass illegal US and European "sanctions" against the Venezuelan people. | Saab, a special diplomatic envoy of Venezuela at the time of his irregular detention, and currently ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union, was instrumental in procuring international supplie…
orinocotribune.com/urgent-webinar-this-wednesday-19th-alex-saab-lawyer-how-the-us-starves-nations/

Six Months Before Regional Elections in Venezuela — What Polls Show
Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Caracas, May 15 (OrinocoTribune.com) — Almost six months before the mega regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for November, in which governors, mayors and city council members will be elected, a poll carried out by the firm Hinterlaces is showing positive trends in favor of the ruling PSUV and Chavismo, despite a high percentage of the electorate identifying themselves as politically non-aligned or non-affiliated to any party. | The regional elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21, as announced last Thursday by the newly elected National Electoral Council (CNE) authorities. This new CNE board ha…
orinocotribune.com/six-months-before-regional-elections-in-venezuela-what-polls-show/

EU Calls For An End To Discrimination Against LGBTI Community
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the European Union (EU) on Sunday called on the international community to eliminate the criminalization of same-sex relationships. | RELATED: | Cuba's Draft Constitution Opens Path to Gay Marriage | "It is not conceivable that still 69 countries criminalize same-sex relationships and in 11 of those nations being homosexual is punishable by death. We will continue to be at the forefront in ensuring that the LGT…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Calls-For-An-End-To-Discrimination-Against-LGBTI-Community-20210516-0004.html

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Staff (2021-05-16). How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground. orinocotribune.com Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-16). Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state. dissidentvoice.org With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …

_____ (2021-05-16). What's Happening With Youth Protest And Police In Colombia. popularresistance.org The demonstrations in Bogotá, Colombia kick off with musical performances, theatrical shows and people in traditional dress; they're like festivals. Young people fill the capital's major transitways and the Plaza de Simon Bolivar, a downtown square that is home to several culturally and politically significant buildings, to have their voices heard, Yaneth Ordoñez, an artist and high school teacher at the protests said. | But this time, the government has met civilians with bullets. | On April 28, Colombians protested, in large part, as a response to tax increases proposed by president Iván Duque's government. Cri…

Jacob Sugarman (2021-05-16). We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding. zcomm.org The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). Six Months Before Regional Elections in Venezuela — What Polls Show. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 15 (OrinocoTribune.com) — Almost six months before the mega regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for November, in which governors, mayors and city council members will be elected, a poll carried out by the firm Hinterlaces is showing positive trends in favor of the ruling PSUV and Chavismo, despite a high percentage of the electorate identifying themselves as politically non-aligned or non-affiliated to any party. | The regional elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21, as announced last Thursday by the newly elected National Electoral Council (CNE) authorities. This new CNE board ha…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

Mouris Salloum George (2021-05-16). México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel. globalizacion.ca El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…

John Gilmore (2021-05-15). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. america.cgtn.com The Israeli military continued a major offensive Friday in Gaza while more rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas militants. There were also confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians spreading across parts of the West Bank Meanwhile, in Colombia, a wave of anti-government protests …

Ajamu Baraka (2021-05-15). From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project? mronline.org Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-05-15). Colombians Continue To Resist As National Strike Completes 15 Days. popularresistance.org Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have been organizing and mobilizing across the country as a part of the national strike against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. The national strike was called for by the trade unions, social organizations and left-wing political parties against the Sustainable Solidarity Bill, a tax reform bill presented by the national government that sought to finance the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the pockets of the working class. | After five days of massive protests, Duque announced the withdrawal…

Staff (2021-05-15). Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-15). Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.

Eds. (2021-05-15). Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever" mronline.org This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them—a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-15). Chavismo Gets Ready to Roll for November elections. orinocotribune.com With the guideline of creating a methodology for a simple, practical and fast electoral strategy, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is working from the get go on choosing its candidates for the upcoming regional and local elections, announced by the CNE to be held on November 21. | The first vice president of PSUV, Diosdado Cabello, addressed the issue during a videoconference held with the secretaries of the party. Cabello, likewise, highlighted the importance of avoiding any type of mistake in the selection of candidates. | Asserting that those responsible for the secretariats are like the eyes of…

Ben Norton (2021-05-15). Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo. thegrayzone.com Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …

scorinoco (2021-05-15). NicaNotes: Nicaragua and Central American Migration. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — May 13, 2021 | The current migration crisis of people from Central America traveling across Mexico to reach the United States has received widespread international coverage. Some reports and articles rightly point to the origins of the crisis in destructive US foreign policy intervention over many decades in Central America. But even many of those articles fail to make clear the difference between the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and their fellow SICA (Central American Integration System) neighbors. Most observers agree that insecurity, high crime rat…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-15). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-15). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Editor2 (2021-05-15). INDEPAZ Confirms Murder of Another Social Leader in Colombia. orinocotribune.com Seven social leaders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of the protests against President Iván Duque's government on April 28. | Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported on Wednesday, May 12, the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 6: 00 pm local time, when she left her residence to go to a nearby road, to wait for a package from downtow…

Staff (2021-05-15). Iván Duque Denounced before International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity. orinocotribune.com Colombian senator Iván Cepeda, together with a group of Colombian civil organizations, denounced the government of Iván Duque for crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, May 13. | Denunciamos hoy ante la Corte Penal Internacional al presidente de la República, el ministro de Defensa, el exsenador Uribe, los generales Zapateiro y Vargas, por la presunta ejecución de crímenes de lesa humanidad contra participantes en las movilizaciones: — Iván Cepeda Castro…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori. orinocotribune.com Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…

Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards. thelancet.com For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.

Staff (2021-05-15). Venezuela's Attorney General Unveils Corruption Plot at Lácteos Los Andes: Its President was Arrested. orinocotribune.com Earlier today the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab announced the dismantling of a corruption scheme at Lácteos Los Andes CA, a public enterprise in the dairy industry, carried out by the president of the company, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiménez. | During a press conference, Saab indicated that the Public Ministry (MP) together with the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM ) pursued an investigation following complaints about irregularities within the company. | The prosecutor announced the arrest of the president of Lácteos Los Andes, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiméne…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-15). Venezuela: Regional & Municipal Elections Scheduled for November 21—Complete Electoral Calendar Announced. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This was announced to the country on Thursday, May 13, by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, following the approval of the corresponding electoral calendar. | This calendar comprises, as usual, a set of dates: | ‚Ä¢ The special day for new voter registration and data update will be…

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2021-05-16: Social Media Postees

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How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…
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How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…
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Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/palestinians-in-israel-now-face-far-right-mob-violence-backed-by-the-state/

Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/palestinians-in-israel-now-face-far-right-mob-violence-backed-by-the-state/

We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding
Jacob Sugarman | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/were-living-with-the-consequences-of-rich-nations-vaccine-hoarding/

What's Happening With Youth Protest And Police In Colombia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
The demonstrations in Bogotá, Colombia kick off with musical performances, theatrical shows and people in traditional dress; they're like festivals. Young people fill the capital's major transitways and the Plaza de Simon Bolivar, a downtown square that is home to several culturally and politically significant buildings, to have their voices heard, Yaneth Ordoñez, an artist and high school teacher at the protests said. | But this time, the government has met civilians with bullets. | On April 28, Colombians protested, in large part, as a response to tax increases proposed by president Iván Duque's government. Cri…
popularresistance.org/whats-happening-with-youth-protest-and-police-in-colombia/

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-16
How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …
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México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel
Mouris Salloum George | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-16
El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…
globalizacion.ca/mexico-un-delito-electoral-se-paga-con-carcel/

México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel
Mouris Salloum George | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-16
El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…
globalizacion.ca/mexico-un-delito-electoral-se-paga-con-carcel/

Six Months Before Regional Elections in Venezuela — What Polls Show
Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-16
Caracas, May 15 (OrinocoTribune.com) — Almost six months before the mega regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for November, in which governors, mayors and city council members will be elected, a poll carried out by the firm Hinterlaces is showing positive trends in favor of the ruling PSUV and Chavismo, despite a high percentage of the electorate identifying themselves as politically non-aligned or non-affiliated to any party. | The regional elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21, as announced last Thursday by the newly elected National Electoral Council (CNE) authorities. This new CNE board ha…
orinocotribune.com/six-months-before-regional-elections-in-venezuela-what-polls-show/

The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
John Gilmore | america.cgtn.com | 2021-05-15
The Israeli military continued a major offensive Friday in Gaza while more rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas militants. There were also confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians spreading across parts of the West Bank Meanwhile, in Colombia, a wave of anti-government protests …
america.cgtn.com/2021/05/15/the-heat-israeli-palestinian-conflict

From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project?
Ajamu Baraka | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…
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Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…
orinocotribune.com/sputnik-light-and-johnson-johnsons-janssen-vaccines-to-be-available-soon-in-venezuela/

Colombians Continue To Resist As National Strike Completes 15 Days
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have been organizing and mobilizing across the country as a part of the national strike against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. The national strike was called for by the trade unions, social organizations and left-wing political parties against the Sustainable Solidarity Bill, a tax reform bill presented by the national government that sought to finance the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the pockets of the working class. | After five days of massive protests, Duque announced the withdrawal…
popularresistance.org/colombians-continue-to-resist-as-national-strike-completes-15-days/

[Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines
Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00924-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-05-15
Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …
thegrayzone.com/2021/05/15/eeuu-indigenas-ambientalistas-ecuador-correismo/

Chavismo Gets Ready to Roll for November elections
José Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
With the guideline of creating a methodology for a simple, practical and fast electoral strategy, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is working from the get go on choosing its candidates for the upcoming regional and local elections, announced by the CNE to be held on November 21. | The first vice president of PSUV, Diosdado Cabello, addressed the issue during a videoconference held with the secretaries of the party. Cabello, likewise, highlighted the importance of avoiding any type of mistake in the selection of candidates. | Asserting that those responsible for the secretariats are like the eyes of…
orinocotribune.com/chavismo-gets-ready-to-roll-for-november-elections/

Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-05-15
The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15203

Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them–a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…
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Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them–a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/15/soviet-jews-stand-with-israel-forever/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soviet-jews-stand-with-israel-forever

If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place
Vijay Prashad | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…
orinocotribune.com/if-i-fall-in-the-struggle-take-my-place/

NicaNotes: Nicaragua and Central American Migration
scorinoco | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
By Stephen Sefton — May 13, 2021 | The current migration crisis of people from Central America traveling across Mexico to reach the United States has received widespread international coverage. Some reports and articles rightly point to the origins of the crisis in destructive US foreign policy intervention over many decades in Central America. But even many of those articles fail to make clear the difference between the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and their fellow SICA (Central American Integration System) neighbors. Most observers agree that insecurity, high crime rat…
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INDEPAZ Confirms Murder of Another Social Leader in Colombia
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
Seven social leaders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of the protests against President Iván Duque's government on April 28. | Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported on Wednesday, May 12, the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 6: 00 pm local time, when she left her residence to go to a nearby road, to wait for a package from downtow…
orinocotribune.com/indepaz-confirms-murder-of-another-social-leader-in-colombia/

Iván Duque Denounced before International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
Colombian senator Iván Cepeda, together with a group of Colombian civil organizations, denounced the government of Iván Duque for crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, May 13. | Denunciamos hoy ante la Corte Penal Internacional al presidente de la República, el ministro de Defensa, el exsenador Uribe, los generales Zapateiro y Vargas, por la presunta ejecución de crímenes de lesa humanidad contra participantes en las movilizaciones: pic.twitter.com/uAKOx5Nemg | — Iván Cepeda Castro…
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[Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards
Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00890-4/fulltext?rss=yes

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2021-05-15: News Headlines

Ajamu Baraka (2021-05-15). From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project? mronline.org Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Ben Norton (2021-05-15). Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo. thegrayzone.com Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …

Eds. (2021-05-15). Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever" mronline.org This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them—a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-15). Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-15). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori. orinocotribune.com Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…

Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards. thelancet.com For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.

Staff (2021-05-15). Venezuela's Attorney General Unveils Corruption Plot at Lácteos Los Andes: Its President was Arrested. orinocotribune.com Earlier today the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab announced the dismantling of a corruption scheme at Lácteos Los Andes CA, a public enterprise in the dairy industry, carried out by the president of the company, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiménez. | During a press conference, Saab indicated that the Public Ministry (MP) together with the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM ) pursued an investigation following complaints about irregularities within the company. | The prosecutor announced the arrest of the president of Lácteos Los Andes, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiméne…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-15). Venezuela: Regional & Municipal Elections Scheduled for November 21—Complete Electoral Calendar Announced. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This was announced to the country on Thursday, May 13, by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, following the approval of the corresponding electoral calendar. | This calendar comprises, as usual, a set of dates: | ‚Ä¢ The special day for new voter registration and data update will be…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). U.S. Continues Blocking UNSC Statements On West Bank Hostilities. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, the UN Security Council tried to hold a second emergency meeting on the escalating situation in the West Bank between Israel and Gaza. | A joint statement wasn't agreed due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally. | According to several sources, 14 of the 15 members of the Council were in favour of adopting a joint declaration aimed at reducing tension. | However, the United States saw th…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). Latin America's Authoritarians Back Israel. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News The latest Israeli bombing campaign on Gaza and ruthless killings of Palestinians has Latin America split along ideological lines once again. OAS chief Luis Almagro expressed his vigorous support for the Israeli regime on May 11, a position typical of the region's United States-allied right-wing. "We stand in solidarity with Israel, this region's…

The Conversation (2021-05-14). Protests by Palestinian Citizens in Israel Signal Growing Sense of a Common Struggle. latinorebels.com In towns across Israel, another important —and underreported— development is taking place. And it could change how we talk about Palestinians and Israelis.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-14). President Maduro: Former Deputy Guaidó Wants to Talk Now Because they Gave him the Order from the North. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed on Wednesday, May 12, the willingness of his government to dialogue with opposition actors who have not yet participated in the national dialogue table. Maduro made the statement in regard to the change of discourse by former deputy Juan Guaidó, who proposed this Tuesday, through a message published on his social media accounts, "a national salvation agreement" that includes conciliation with the Bolivarian Executive. | "Guaidó now went from R2P, which was the invasion of Venezuela, to dialogue with Maduro," commented the head of state during a televised broadcast. "N…

Jim McMahan (2021-05-14). Caravans protest immigrant detention. workers.org Tacoma, Wash. Im/migrant-led caravans from the Pacific Northwest region came to protest the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Wash., May 8. The Mothers Day action, held the day before, brought families from Portland and Salem, Ore., Seattle and other cities. Their cars were decked with "Free Them All" flags . . . |

_____ (2021-05-14). Scotland: Hundreds Of People Block Detention Of Immigrant Neighbors. popularresistance.org Glasgow, Scotland – One of two men detained by immigration officers in Scotland and subsequently released after protesters blocked them from leaving has said he's grateful "fate" bought him to live among the demonstrators in Glasgow. | On Monday evening, protesters sat on the road in front of the Home Office van parked on Kenmure Street in Glasgow. Police officers surrounded the vehicle. | Hundreds of protesters were at the scene, chanting refrains like "Leave our neighbours, let them go" and "Cops go home". | "I'm so happy that my fate brought me to live here in Glasgow, where the people are so connected that th…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Thousands protest against New Zealand government's anti-immigrant policies. wsws.org The protests are a sign of growing anger towards the Labour Party-led government's brutal and discriminatory border policies, which are aimed at whipping up nationalism and xenophobia.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-14). 'Nothing Is More Beautiful Than Solidarity': Hundreds Mobilize to Stop Arrest of Immigrant Neighbors in Glasgow. commondreams.org "Nothing is more beautiful than solidarity," said MP Zarah Sultana after Glasgow residents stopped the detention of two men by Immigration Enforcement agents. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/glasgow_refugees.png

WSWS (2021-05-14). Nationwide demonstrations in Brazil after police slaughter 27 in Rio favela raid. wsws.org The raid, the largest police massacre in Rio since 1989, was carried out in defiance of a Supreme Court ban on such operations during the pandemic.

Special to People's World (2021-05-14). New play 'Ursula' about children at the U.S. border to stream on demand. peoplesworld.org The city of Los Angeles' Latino Theater Company is partnering with Cara Mía Theatre in Dallas to stream Cara Mia's world premiere production of Ursula, written, performed, and directed by Mexican-born theater artist Frida Espinosa Màºller. Màºller's extraordinary performance as an unaccompanied minor arriving at the U.S.-Mexican border will stream on demand from May 20 …

Staff (2021-05-14). The utterly horrifying and depressingly preventable COVID crises in India and Brazil. therealnews.com Young people in India are scrambling to find oxygen supplies for dying neighbors and relatives while poor and Black communities in Brazil suffer the worst of a COVID surge. It didn't have to be this way.

Staff (2021-05-14). Solidarity with Colombia in the Netherlands. orinocotribune.com Several thousands marched and protested against the repressive Colombian regime — the Dutch Press agency ANP however counted only a few dozen. | On Friday, May 7, protest demonstrations were announced in The Hague and Amsterdam in solidarity with Colombians who are striking and fighting against the many human rights violations and Neo-liberal exploitation and poverty in their country. | This was prompted by a number of measures that would make life even worse and harder for many Colombians, such as huge VAT increases, petrol price hikes, dismantling of social services, freezing civil servants' salaries, …

Workers World Portland, Oregon, bureau (2021-05-14). Portland protest says 'U.S. out of Colombia!'. workers.org A militant group of demonstrators occupying a lane of traffic marched through the streets of Portland, Ore., May 8 chanting "U.S. out of Colombia" and "Israel and Colombia, U.S. puppets." Credit: Bridget Cars driving around them honked in support of signs condemning U.S. financial and military aid to the right-wing . . . |

Dan Cohen (2021-05-14). Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike. orinocotribune.com By Dan Cohen — May 10, 2021 | Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it. | CALI, COLOMBIA (Transcript) — Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. | It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque's proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to project stability and satisfy international investors. But that st…

Workers World staff (2021-05-14). Lawyer for Indigenous fights Big Oil. workers.org Activists and allies turned out May 10 for a rally at Federal Court in New York City to support Steven Donziger, a lawyer and champion for environmental justice and human rights. Donziger led the team that won a historic $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron for pollution crimes in Ecuador. May . . . |

Bruce Lerro (2021-05-14). How Being a Self-Educated Street Intellectual May Have Saved My Life. dissidentvoice.org 1970: Weeks When Decades Happen I was 20 years old in 1968, a good year to be 20 years old. Between the spring of 1970 and the spring of 1972 there were weeks when decades happened for me. In the space of one year: I moved out of my parents' house in Jamaica, Queens to …

Editor2 (2021-05-14). Israel and Colombia: The Ever More Special Relationship. orinocotribune.com By Belen Fernandez — May 12, 2021 | Right-wing alliance is bringing their bilateral partnership 'to new political and economic levels' | Last August, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Colombian President Ivan Duque held a joint videoconference to launch a new free trade agreement between their countries. | The corresponding

Tamara Pearson (2021-05-14). The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID's Toll in Poorer Nations. counterpunch.org Here in Mexico, the majority of people who have died from Covid-19 did not get tested, and so they weren't counted in the official numbers. They do not exist in the numbers that the media repeats over and over, without ever contextualizing them, without ever explaining that they are almost meaningless because testing is so inaccessible here.

David Swanson (2021-05-14). Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 15, 2021 While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) have increased or kept their spending …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-14). Roaming Charges: How Bio-Warfare Came to Colombia. counterpunch.org There's a theory that Israel controls US politics, that the most powerful war-making state the world has ever known is a mere puppet of Israel, institutionally incapable of asserting its own agenda in the Middle East. This is a convenient myth for both parties, since it makes Israel seem more powerful than it is and it tends to exculpate the US from direct complicity in ergregious human rights abuses. But in fact the US finances Israel. It is dependent on us. Its crimes are ours. We paid for them.

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). If I fall in the struggle, take my place. mronline.org Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. | May 14, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Colombians continue to resist as national strike completes 15 days. peoplesdispatch.org Enduring brutal police and military repression, hundreds of thousands of Colombians continue to remain on the streets against neoliberalism and violence, for life, peace, justice and democracy…

Editor2 (2021-05-14). Zionism's Alliance with Luis Almagro the Yanacona. orinocotribune.com By Pablo Joffre Leal — May 11, 2021 | The policy of "public diplomacy" that the Zionist government has ordered, as part of the process of cleaning up the image of its regime, implies buying support from international organizations, governments, parliamentarians, and opinion leaders. | These are usually well rewarded for this shameless support in favor of an entity that commits war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this context and as part of his political conversion process from progressivism and solidarity with the peoples, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Uruguay…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). From Grenfell to Iraq to Chile: Lowkey on the necro-politics of neoliberalism. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad talks to rapper and activist Lowkey about the different aspects of neoliberalism that led to the Grenfell tower fire in London in June 2017 which killed 72 people.

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia Has Lost Its Fear. popularresistance.org After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most heavily armed government in Latin America has carried out a brutal crackdown. | The COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences have hit Colombia hard. The country is reaching a breaking point as the ruling class attempts to squeeze the last drops of profit out of an already suffering populace kept in line…

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Philippines: Denounce and reject ATC vilification of revolutionaries as "terrorists" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following May 13 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces and rejects the "designation" by the "Anti-Terrorist Council" (ATC) of 19 supposed "leaders" of the CPP as "terrorists." This is clearly an act in accordance with the diktat of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and Duterte himself. | The ATC claimed that those in the list are leaders of the CPP but cites no evidence to back their claims. The ATC merely recycled a very old list being maintained by military…

_____ (2021-05-14). South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath. popularresistance.org International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly U.S. regional allies; Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague. | All three countries face cruc…

Emily Medina Herrera (2021-05-14). Why we need to fight against child hunger. indybay.org Child hunger is still an ongoing issue that we can't ignore. A majority of these children come from impoverished Latin communities.

Latino Rebels (2021-05-14). #LatinoRebels10: From 2018, the White NYC Lawyer Who Lost It Because People Were Speaking Spanish. latinorebels.com At first, we called him "some white dude in midtown Manhattan" who literally went ballistic when he heard other people speaking Spanish at a lunch spot.

Latino USA (2021-05-14). Alex Padilla, From California To Capitol Hill (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com In our extended conversation with Alex Padilla, we look at why it has taken so long for a Latino to represent California in the Senate, and the many issues the senator must address.

Guest Contributor (2021-05-14). OPINION: Fighting Against Climate Change Is Advocating for Our Kids' Future. latinorebels.com What can I do to keep my children safe and healthy? What can I do to protect them?>

Latino Rebels (2021-05-14). #LatinoRebels10: From 2018, When Elementary School Teachers Dressed Up as a Trump Border Wall. latinorebels.com Why, Idaho school teachers, why?>

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-05-14). El rescate de Petróleos Mexicanos y el fin de la lógica del saqueo. globalizacion.ca El director general de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Octavio Romero Oropeza, realizó un recuento de las medidas adoptadas por esa empresa del Estado para revertir los negocios, contratos y ventas de plantas realizados al amparo de la reforma energética del gobierno…

Staff (2021-05-14). Chile: 5 Keys for this Weekend's Election that will Define the Future. orinocotribune.com For some they are the most important elections [in Chile] since the plebiscite that marked the end of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), for others these elections will set the rules of the game for the next decades. Whatever the approach, no one doubts the significance of the elections that Chile will experience this weekend. The star will undoubtedly be the Constituent election, which should bury the dictator's legacy. | 1. What is being voted on | Chile faces four simultaneous elections on May 15 and 16 in which 16,730 candidates participate: municipal and regional elections, in which mayors, counc…

Waging Nonviolence (2021-05-14). How the Movement in Chile Went from Jumping Subway Turnstiles to Rewriting the Constitution. dissidentvoice.org Mass protests that began in 2019 in Chile — and have deep roots in the country's militant history of resistance to neoliberalism — are about to bring about a new constitution. This is an attempt to correct the constitution imposed under military dictatorship in 1980 (with the guidance of Milton Friedman and the so-called Chicago …

_____ (2021-05-14). Meet The Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police On Breaking The National Strike. popularresistance.org Cali, Colombia – Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. | It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque's proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to project stability and satisfy international investors. But that stability for international capital means more instability for the tens of millions of Colombians struggling to put food on the table. | The country is already in dire economic straits — 43 percent of Colombi…

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia: Anti-Government Protests. popularresistance.org Colombia's security forces apparently entered panic mode and the government of President Ivan Duque all but collapsed after the US Congress reiterated threats to cut military funds. | The panic was most evident on the National Army's twitter page, which suddenly began publishing in Spanglish about mysterious "spirit of body and military training." | The prosecution and the police additionally announced investigations into reports on widespread human rights violations against anti-government protesters. | This violence that surged after protests began on April 28 suddenly stopped on Wednesday when police apparentl…

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-05-14). Colombia: crisis social y política. globalizacion.ca La ministra de Relaciones Exteriores de Colombia, Claudia Blum, presentó al presidente Iván Duque el lunes pasado su renuncia irrevocable y efectiva de manera inmediata, se informó ayer, en lo que supone la segunda dimisión en el Palacio de Nariño…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). Interview with Tatiana Moreno: 'Colombia Is A Narco-State'. libya360.wordpress.com Oliver Vargas & Kathryn Ledebur Tatiana Moreno of Congreso de los Pueblos Kawsachun News spoke to Tatiana Moreno of the Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos after two weeks of mobilzations. We discussed the ongoing brutal repression against demonstrators by Ivan Duque's security forces. Understanding the context of the mass protests requires us to…

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2021-05-15: Social Media Postees

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Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous?
Jorge Valle Medina | indybay.org | 2021-05-15
This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/12/18842467.php

Children bearing brunt of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians: UNICEF
news.un.org | 2021-05-15
More than 40 children have been killed in the current crisis in the Middle East, a senior official with the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said on Saturday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/05/1092032

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-15
How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-mayo-study-examines-how-latino-participants-experience-genomic-medicine/

Palestine-Zionist conflic Direct Threat to Russia's security
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the escalating Zionist-Palestinian conflict a direct threat to Russia's security.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173467/Palestine-Zionist-conflic-Direct-Threat-to-Russia-s-security

Venezuelan FM calls on UN to take action on Palestine
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-15
TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has called on the United Nations to take action in support of the Palestinian people.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173470/Venezuelan-FM-calls-on-UN-to-take-action-on-Palestine

Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-05-15
The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15203

[Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines
Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00924-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Venezuela: Regional & Municipal Elections Scheduled for November 21–Complete Electoral Calendar Announced
Lucía Eugenia Córdova | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
Venezuela's regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This was announced to the country on Thursday, May 13, by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, following the approval of the corresponding electoral calendar. | RELATED CONTENT: Venezuela Inaugurates CNE Board: Meet the New Authorities | This calendar comprises, as usual, a set of dates: | ‚Ä¢ The special day for new voter registration and data update will be…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-regional-municipal-elections-scheduled-for-november-21-complete-electoral-calendar-announced/

Venezuela's Attorney General Unveils Corruption Plot at Lácteos Los Andes: Its President was Arrested
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
Earlier today the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab announced the dismantling of a corruption scheme at Lácteos Los Andes CA, a public enterprise in the dairy industry, carried out by the president of the company, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiménez. | During a press conference, Saab indicated that the Public Ministry (MP) together with the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM ) pursued an investigation following complaints about irregularities within the company. | The prosecutor announced the arrest of the president of Lácteos Los Andes, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiméne…
orinocotribune.com/venezuelas-attorney-general-unveils-corruption-plot-at-lacteos-los-andes-its-president-was-arrested/

Trump Officials Used Secret Terrorism Unit to Question Lawyers at Border
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-15
Taylor Levy couldn't understand why she'd been held for hours by Customs and Border Protection officials when crossing back into El Paso, Texas, after getting dinner with friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in January 2019. And she didn't know why she was being questioned by an agent who'd introduced himself as a counterterrorism specialist. | Levy was part of the legal team representing the father of a girl who'd died the previous month in the custody of the Border Patrol, which is part of CBP. "T…
truthout.org/articles/trump-officials-used-secret-terrorism-unit-to-question-lawyers-at-border/

Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them–a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…
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Charity considers legal action against Home Office over Glasgow immigration raid
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-15
A migrant charity has said it's investigating legal action against the Home Office for "casting aspersions" on two Indian nationals detained in Glasgow as "illegal" immigrants. | Legal action: | Lakhvir Singh and Sumit Sehdev were released from Border Force detention after crowds swarmed around the van in which they were held, preventing it from leaving Kenmure Street in Pollokshields on 13 May. | Demonstrators blocked the vehicle for several hours, with one even lying underneath its axles, before police released the pair on public safety grounds. | Scottish justice secretary Humza Yousaf has blamed the H…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/05/15/charity-considers-legal-action-against-home-office-over-glasgow-immigration-raid/

From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project?
Ajamu Baraka | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…
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Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-05-15
Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …
thegrayzone.com/2021/05/15/eeuu-indigenas-ambientalistas-ecuador-correismo/

[Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards
Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00890-4/fulltext?rss=yes

Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…
orinocotribune.com/forced-sterilizations-haunt-peruvian-candidate-keiko-fujimori/

[Department of Error] Department of Error
thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Chauvin L. Peruvian COVID-19 vaccine scandal spreads. Lancet 2021; 397: 783–This World Report incorrectly stated that clinical trials had been halted at Cayetano Heredia University. The National Institute of Health suspended the unit at Cayetano Heredia University doing the Sinopharm trial, pending an investigation. It did not suspend other trials. This correction has been made to the online version as of May 13, 2021.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01067-9/fulltext?rss=yes

OPINION: Fighting Against Climate Change Is Advocating for Our Kids' Future
Guest Contributor | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-14
What can I do to keep my children safe and healthy? What can I do to protect them?>…
latinorebels.com/2021/05/14/climatechangeadvocatingkidsfuture/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climatechangeadvocatingkidsfuture

U.S. Continues Blocking UNSC Statements On West Bank Hostilities
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-14
Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, the UN Security Council tried to hold a second emergency meeting on the escalating situation in the West Bank between Israel and Gaza. | A joint statement wasn't agreed due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally. | According to several sources, 14 of the 15 members of the Council were in favour of adopting a joint declaration aimed at reducing tension. | However, the United States saw th…
southfront.org/u-s-continues-blocking-unsc-statements-on-west-bank-hostilities/

New play 'Ursula' about children at the U.S. border to stream on demand
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-14
The city of Los Angeles' Latino Theater Company is partnering with Cara Mía Theatre in Dallas to stream Cara Mia's world premiere production of Ursula, written, performed, and directed by Mexican-born theater artist Frida Espinosa Màºller. Màºller's extraordinary performance as an unaccompanied minor arriving at the U.S.-Mexican border will stream on demand from May 20 …
peoplesworld.org/article/new-play-ursula-about-children-at-the-u-s-border-to-stream-on-demand/

#LatinoRebels10: From 2018, When Elementary School Teachers Dressed Up as a Trump Border Wall
Latino Rebels | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-14
Why, Idaho school teachers, why?>…
latinorebels.com/2021/05/14/elementaryschoolborderwall/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=elementaryschoolborderwall

South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly U.S. regional allies; Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague. | All three countries face cruc…
popularresistance.org/south-americas-business-friendly-bloodbath/

Philippines: Denounce and reject ATC vilification of revolutionaries as "terrorists"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following May 13 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces and rejects the "designation" by the "Anti-Terrorist Council" (ATC) of 19 supposed "leaders" of the CPP as "terrorists." This is clearly an act in accordance with the diktat of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and Duterte himself. | The ATC claimed that those in the list are leaders of the CPP but cites no evidence to back their claims. The ATC merely recycled a very old list being maintained by military…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/13/philippines-denounce-and-reject-atc-vilification-revolutionaries-terrorists

Latin America's Authoritarians Back Israel
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-14
Kawsachun News The latest Israeli bombing campaign on Gaza and ruthless killings of Palestinians has Latin America split along ideological lines once again. OAS chief Luis Almagro expressed his vigorous support for the Israeli regime on May 11, a position typical of the region's United States-allied right-wing.
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/14/latin-americas-authoritarians-back-israel/

#LatinoRebels10: From 2018, the White NYC Lawyer Who Lost It Because People Were Speaking Spanish
Latino Rebels | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-14
At first, we called him "some white dude in midtown Manhattan" who literally went ballistic when he heard other people speaking Spanish at a lunch spot.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/13/nyclawyer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nyclawyer

Philippines: Denounce and reject ATC vilification of revolutionaries as "terrorists"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-14
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following May 13 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces and rejects the "designation" by the "Anti-Terrorist Council" (ATC) of 19 supposed "leaders" of the CPP as "terrorists." This is clearly an act in accordance with the diktat of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and Duterte himself. | The ATC claimed that those in the list are leaders of the CPP but cites no evidence to back their claims. The ATC merely recycled a very old list being maintained by military…
fightbacknews.org/2021/5/13/philippines-denounce-and-reject-atc-vilification-revolutionaries-terrorists

Alex Padilla, From California To Capitol Hill (A Latino USA Podcast)
Latino USA | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-14
In our extended conversation with Alex Padilla, we look at why it has taken so long for a Latino to represent California in the Senate, and the many issues the senator must address.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/14/alexpadilla/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alexpadilla

Vive La Démocratie: France Bans Pro-Palestinian Protests
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-14
Click to see full-size image | On May 13th, France imposed a ban on pro-Palestine demonstrations amid the escalating situation in the West Bank. | This is allegedly due to concerns that previous clashes and riots that took place in Paris over half a decade ago could happen again."Serious disturbances to public order were noted in 2014. Instructions were given to the Prefects to be particularly vigilant and firm," Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter, noting that he had direc…
southfront.org/vive-la-democratie-france-bans-pro-palestinian-protests/

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-14
How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-mayo-study-examines-how-latino-participants-experience-genomic-medicine/

Protests by Palestinian Citizens in Israel Signal Growing Sense of a Common Struggle
The Conversation | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-14
In towns across Israel, another important –and underreported– development is taking place. And it could change how we talk about Palestinians and Israelis.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/14/protestspalestiniancitizens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protestspalestiniancitizens

Colombia Has Lost Its Fear
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most heavily armed government in Latin America has carried out a brutal crackdown. | The COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences have hit Colombia hard. The country is reaching a breaking point as the ruling class attempts to squeeze the last drops of profit out of an already suffering populace kept in line…
popularresistance.org/colombia-has-lost-its-fear/

Jorge Rodríguez: If You Want Dialogue Begin Admitting to the Horrendous Crimes Committed — No Amnesia
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-14
This Thursday, May 13, the President of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, stressed that the Venezuelan opposition cannot now appear on the national stage and call for dialogue without acknowledging their actions that affected the Venezuelan people. | During a regular session in which a draft agreement was approved in support of the implementation of the Constitutional Anti-Blockade Law for National Development and the Guarantee of Human Rights, Rodríguez assured that "the capacity of the people to resist the attacks has been incredible," especially those in recent years. He questioned whether s…
orinocotribune.com/jorge-rodriguez-if-you-want-dialogue-begin-admitting-to-the-horrendous-crimes-committed-no-amnesia/

El rescate de Petróleos Mexicanos y el fin de la lógica del saqueo
Gerardo Villagrán del Corral | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-14
El director general de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Octavio Romero Oropeza, realizó un recuento de las medidas adoptadas por esa empresa del Estado para revertir los negocios, contratos y ventas de plantas realizados al amparo de la reforma energética del gobierno…
globalizacion.ca/el-rescate-de-petroleos-mexicanos-y-el-fin-de-la-logica-del-saqueo/

The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID's Toll in Poorer Nations
Tamara Pearson | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-14
Here in Mexico, the majority of people who have died from Covid-19 did not get tested, and so they weren't counted in the official numbers. They do not exist in the numbers that the media repeats over and over, without ever contextualizing them, without ever explaining that they are almost meaningless because testing is so inaccessible here.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/14/the-missing-dead-how-the-media-has-misreported-covid/

Caravans protest immigrant detention
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2021-05-14
Tacoma, Wash. Im/migrant-led caravans from the Pacific Northwest region came to protest the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Wash., May 8. The Mothers Day action, held the day before, brought families from Portland and Salem, Ore., Seattle and other cities. Their cars were decked with "Free Them All" flags . . . | Continue reading Caravans protest immigrant detention at Workers.org
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Scotland: Hundreds Of People Block Detention Of Immigrant Neighbors
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
Glasgow, Scotland – One of two men detained by immigration officers in Scotland and subsequently released after protesters blocked them from leaving has said he's grateful "fate" bought him to live among the demonstrators in Glasgow. | On Monday evening, protesters sat on the road in front of the Home Office van parked on Kenmure Street in Glasgow. Police officers surrounded the vehicle. | Hundreds of protesters were at the scene, chanting refrains like "Leave our neighbours, let them go" and "Cops go home". | "I'm so happy that my fate brought me to live here in Glasgow, where the people are so connected that th…
popularresistance.org/scotland-hundreds-of-people-turn-out-to-block-detention-of-immigrant-neighbors/

'Nothing Is More Beautiful Than Solidarity': Hundreds Mobilize to Stop Arrest of Immigrant Neighbors in Glasgow
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-14
"Nothing is more beautiful than solidarity," said MP Zarah Sultana after Glasgow residents stopped the detention of two men by Immigration Enforcement agents. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/glasgow_refugees.png
commondreams.org/news/2021/05/14/nothing-more-beautiful-solidarity-hundreds-mobilize-stop-arrest-immigrant-neighbors?cd-origin=rss

The utterly horrifying and depressingly preventable COVID crises in India and Brazil
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-05-14
Young people in India are scrambling to find oxygen supplies for dying neighbors and relatives while poor and Black communities in Brazil suffer the worst of a COVID surge. It didn't have to be this way.
therealnews.com/the-utterly-horrifying-and-depressingly-preventable-covid-crises-in-india-and-brazil

Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries
David Swanson | warisacrime.org | 2021-05-14
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 15, 2021 While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) have increased or kept their spending … Continue reading "Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries"
warisacrime.org/2021/05/14/chile-and-colombia-to-move-money-out-of-militaries/

From Grenfell to Iraq to Chile: Lowkey on the necro-politics of neoliberalism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-14
Vijay Prashad talks to rapper and activist Lowkey about the different aspects of neoliberalism that led to the Grenfell tower fire in London in June 2017 which killed 72 people.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/14/grenfell-iraq-chile-lowkey-necro-politics-of-neoliberalism/

Chile: 5 Keys for this Weekend's Election that will Define the Future
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-14
For some they are the most important elections [in Chile] since the plebiscite that marked the end of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), for others these elections will set the rules of the game for the next decades. Whatever the approach, no one doubts the significance of the elections that Chile will experience this weekend. The star will undoubtedly be the Constituent election, which should bury the dictator's legacy. | 1. What is being voted on | Chile faces four simultaneous elections on May 15 and 16 in which 16,730 candidates participate: municipal and regional elections, in which mayors, counc…
orinocotribune.com/chile-5-keys-for-this-weekends-election-that-will-define-the-future/

How the Movement in Chile Went from Jumping Subway Turnstiles to Rewriting the Constitution
Waging Nonviolence | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-14
Mass protests that began in 2019 in Chile — and have deep roots in the country's militant history of resistance to neoliberalism — are about to bring about a new constitution. This is an attempt to correct the constitution imposed under military dictatorship in 1980 (with the guidance of Milton Friedman and the so-called Chicago …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/how-the-movement-in-chile-went-from-jumping-subway-turnstiles-to-rewriting-the-constitution/

Meet the Neo-Nazi advising Colombian police on how to break the National Strike
Dan Cohen | mronline.org | 2021-05-14
Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it. | May 14, 2021 | Newswire…
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Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike
Dan Cohen | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-14
By Dan Cohen — May 10, 2021 | Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it. | CALI, COLOMBIA (Transcript) — Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. | It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque's proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to project stability and satisfy international investors. But that st…
orinocotribune.com/meet-the-neo-nazi-advising-colombian-police-on-how-to-break-the-national-strike/

Israel and Colombia: The Ever More Special Relationship
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-14
By Belen Fernandez — May 12, 2021 | Right-wing alliance is bringing their bilateral partnership 'to new political and economic levels' | Last August, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Colombian President Ivan Duque held a joint videoconference to launch a new free trade agreement between their countries. | The corresponding media release from Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the agreement would "create opportunities for the Israeli economy in va…
orinocotribune.com/israel-and-colombia-the-ever-more-special-relationship/

Meet The Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police On Breaking The National Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-14
Cali, Colombia – Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. | It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque's proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to project stability and satisfy international investors. But that stability for international capital means more instability for the tens of millions of Colombians struggling to put food on the table. | The country is already in dire economic straits — 43 percent of Colombi…
popularresistance.org/meet-the-neo-nazi-advising-colombian-police-on-how-to-break-the-national-strike/

Rights experts call for probe into violent crackdown on Colombia protests
news.un.org | 2021-05-14
Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/05/1091942

Colombia: crisis social y política
àÅngel Guerra Cabrera | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-14
La ministra de Relaciones Exteriores de Colombia, Claudia Blum, presentó al presidente Iván Duque el lunes pasado su renuncia irrevocable y efectiva de manera inmediata, se informó ayer, en lo que supone la segunda dimisión en el Palacio de Nariño…
globalizacion.ca/el-chavismo-hacia-la-pelea-electoral/

Roaming Charges: How Bio-Warfare Came to Colombia
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-14
There's a theory that Israel controls US politics, that the most powerful war-making state the world has ever known is a mere puppet of Israel, institutionally incapable of asserting its own agenda in the Middle East. This is a convenient myth for both parties, since it makes Israel seem more powerful than it is and it tends to exculpate the US from direct complicity in ergregious human rights abuses. But in fact the US finances Israel. It is dependent on us. Its crimes are ours. We paid for them.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/14/roaming-charges-how-bio-warfare-came-to-colombia/

If I fall in the struggle, take my place
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2021-05-14
Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. | May 14, 2021…
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2021-05-14: News Headlines

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

thelancet (2021-05-15). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Chauvin L. Peruvian COVID-19 vaccine scandal spreads. Lancet 2021; 397: 783—This World Report incorrectly stated that clinical trials had been halted at Cayetano Heredia University. The National Institute of Health suspended the unit at Cayetano Heredia University doing the Sinopharm trial, pending an investigation. It did not suspend other trials. This correction has been made to the online version as of May 13, 2021.

Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards. thelancet.com For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-14). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). U.S. Continues Blocking UNSC Statements On West Bank Hostilities. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, the UN Security Council tried to hold a second emergency meeting on the escalating situation in the West Bank between Israel and Gaza. | A joint statement wasn't agreed due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally. | According to several sources, 14 of the 15 members of the Council were in favour of adopting a joint declaration aimed at reducing tension. | However, the United States saw th…

Latino Rebels (2021-05-14). #LatinoRebels10: From 2018, the White NYC Lawyer Who Lost It Because People Were Speaking Spanish. latinorebels.com At first, we called him "some white dude in midtown Manhattan" who literally went ballistic when he heard other people speaking Spanish at a lunch spot.

Latino USA (2021-05-14). Alex Padilla, From California To Capitol Hill (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com In our extended conversation with Alex Padilla, we look at why it has taken so long for a Latino to represent California in the Senate, and the many issues the senator must address.

Guest Contributor (2021-05-14). OPINION: Fighting Against Climate Change Is Advocating for Our Kids' Future. latinorebels.com What can I do to keep my children safe and healthy? What can I do to protect them?>

The Conversation (2021-05-14). Protests by Palestinian Citizens in Israel Signal Growing Sense of a Common Struggle. latinorebels.com In towns across Israel, another important —and underreported— development is taking place. And it could change how we talk about Palestinians and Israelis.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

_____ (2021-05-14). South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath. popularresistance.org International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly U.S. regional allies; Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague. | All three countries face cruc…

Emily Medina Herrera (2021-05-14). Why we need to fight against child hunger. indybay.org Child hunger is still an ongoing issue that we can't ignore. A majority of these children come from impoverished Latin communities.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). Vive La Démocratie: France Bans Pro-Palestinian Protests. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 13th, France imposed a ban on pro-Palestine demonstrations amid the escalating situation in the West Bank. | This is allegedly due to concerns that previous clashes and riots that took place in Paris over half a decade ago could happen again."Serious disturbances to public order were noted in 2014. Instructions were given to the Prefects to be particularly vigilant and firm," Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter, noting that he had direc…

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Philippines: Denounce and reject ATC vilification of revolutionaries as "terrorists" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following May 13 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces and rejects the "designation" by the "Anti-Terrorist Council" (ATC) of 19 supposed "leaders" of the CPP as "terrorists." This is clearly an act in accordance with the diktat of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and Duterte himself. | The ATC claimed that those in the list are leaders of the CPP but cites no evidence to back their claims. The ATC merely recycled a very old list being maintained by military…

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia Has Lost Its Fear. popularresistance.org After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most heavily armed government in Latin America has carried out a brutal crackdown. | The COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences have hit Colombia hard. The country is reaching a breaking point as the ruling class attempts to squeeze the last drops of profit out of an already suffering populace kept in line…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-14). President Maduro: Former Deputy Guaidó Wants to Talk Now Because they Gave him the Order from the North. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed on Wednesday, May 12, the willingness of his government to dialogue with opposition actors who have not yet participated in the national dialogue table. Maduro made the statement in regard to the change of discourse by former deputy Juan Guaidó, who proposed this Tuesday, through a message published on his social media accounts, "a national salvation agreement" that includes conciliation with the Bolivarian Executive. | "Guaidó now went from R2P, which was the invasion of Venezuela, to dialogue with Maduro," commented the head of state during a televised broadcast. "N…

Staff (2021-05-14). Venezuelan Parliament Declares May 17 National Day Against LGBTQ Hatred. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 13, Venezuela's National Assembly unanimously approved a Draft Agreement to declare May 17 as a national day against hatred and all kinds of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Venezuela. In addition, the creation of a sub-committee attached to the Comprehensive Social Development Committee was announced, to be coordinated by deputy Niloha Delgado, to meet the demands of the LGBTQ community. | Delgado, president of the Gender Equality Subcommittee of the Permanent Committee for Comprehensive Social Development, outlined the discrimination suffere…

Tamara Pearson (2021-05-14). The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID's Toll in Poorer Nations. counterpunch.org Here in Mexico, the majority of people who have died from Covid-19 did not get tested, and so they weren't counted in the official numbers. They do not exist in the numbers that the media repeats over and over, without ever contextualizing them, without ever explaining that they are almost meaningless because testing is so inaccessible here.

_____ (2021-05-14). Scotland: Hundreds Of People Block Detention Of Immigrant Neighbors. popularresistance.org Glasgow, Scotland – One of two men detained by immigration officers in Scotland and subsequently released after protesters blocked them from leaving has said he's grateful "fate" bought him to live among the demonstrators in Glasgow. | On Monday evening, protesters sat on the road in front of the Home Office van parked on Kenmure Street in Glasgow. Police officers surrounded the vehicle. | Hundreds of protesters were at the scene, chanting refrains like "Leave our neighbours, let them go" and "Cops go home". | "I'm so happy that my fate brought me to live here in Glasgow, where the people are so connected that th…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Thousands protest against New Zealand government's anti-immigrant policies. wsws.org The protests are a sign of growing anger towards the Labour Party-led government's brutal and discriminatory border policies, which are aimed at whipping up nationalism and xenophobia.

WSWS (2021-05-14). Nationwide demonstrations in Brazil after police slaughter 27 in Rio favela raid. wsws.org The raid, the largest police massacre in Rio since 1989, was carried out in defiance of a Supreme Court ban on such operations during the pandemic.

Staff (2021-05-14). Chile: 5 Keys for this Weekend's Election that will Define the Future. orinocotribune.com For some they are the most important elections [in Chile] since the plebiscite that marked the end of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), for others these elections will set the rules of the game for the next decades. Whatever the approach, no one doubts the significance of the elections that Chile will experience this weekend. The star will undoubtedly be the Constituent election, which should bury the dictator's legacy. | 1. What is being voted on | Chile faces four simultaneous elections on May 15 and 16 in which 16,730 candidates participate: municipal and regional elections, in which mayors, counc…

David Swanson (2021-05-14). Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 15, 2021 While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) have increased or kept their spending …

Waging Nonviolence (2021-05-14). How the Movement in Chile Went from Jumping Subway Turnstiles to Rewriting the Constitution. dissidentvoice.org Mass protests that began in 2019 in Chile — and have deep roots in the country's militant history of resistance to neoliberalism — are about to bring about a new constitution. This is an attempt to correct the constitution imposed under military dictatorship in 1980 (with the guidance of Milton Friedman and the so-called Chicago …

_____ (2021-05-14). Meet The Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police On Breaking The National Strike. popularresistance.org Cali, Colombia – Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. | It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque's proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to project stability and satisfy international investors. But that stability for international capital means more instability for the tens of millions of Colombians struggling to put food on the table. | The country is already in dire economic straits — 43 percent of Colombi…

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia: Anti-Government Protests. popularresistance.org Colombia's security forces apparently entered panic mode and the government of President Ivan Duque all but collapsed after the US Congress reiterated threats to cut military funds. | The panic was most evident on the National Army's twitter page, which suddenly began publishing in Spanglish about mysterious "spirit of body and military training." | The prosecution and the police additionally announced investigations into reports on widespread human rights violations against anti-government protesters. | This violence that surged after protests began on April 28 suddenly stopped on Wednesday when police apparentl…

Dan Cohen (2021-05-14). Meet the Neo-Nazi advising Colombian police on how to break the National Strike. mronline.org Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it. | May 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-14). Roaming Charges: How Bio-Warfare Came to Colombia. counterpunch.org There's a theory that Israel controls US politics, that the most powerful war-making state the world has ever known is a mere puppet of Israel, institutionally incapable of asserting its own agenda in the Middle East. This is a convenient myth for both parties, since it makes Israel seem more powerful than it is and it tends to exculpate the US from direct complicity in ergregious human rights abuses. But in fact the US finances Israel. It is dependent on us. Its crimes are ours. We paid for them.

news.un (2021-05-14). Rights experts call for probe into violent crackdown on Colombia protests. news.un.org Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country.

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). If I fall in the struggle, take my place. mronline.org Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. | May 14, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Colombians continue to resist as national strike completes 15 days. peoplesdispatch.org Enduring brutal police and military repression, hundreds of thousands of Colombians continue to remain on the streets against neoliberalism and violence, for life, peace, justice and democracy…

_____ (2021-05-14). If I Fall In The Struggle, Take My Place. popularresistance.org Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refusal, the Great Refusal, the refusal to…

Editor2 (2021-05-14). Zionism's Alliance with Luis Almagro the Yanacona. orinocotribune.com By Pablo Joffre Leal — May 11, 2021 | The policy of "public diplomacy" that the Zionist government has ordered, as part of the process of cleaning up the image of its regime, implies buying support from international organizations, governments, parliamentarians, and opinion leaders. | These are usually well rewarded for this shameless support in favor of an entity that commits war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this context and as part of his political conversion process from progressivism and solidarity with the peoples, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Uruguay…

Bruce Lerro (2021-05-14). How Being a Self-Educated Street Intellectual May Have Saved My Life. dissidentvoice.org 1970: Weeks When Decades Happen I was 20 years old in 1968, a good year to be 20 years old. Between the spring of 1970 and the spring of 1972 there were weeks when decades happened for me. In the space of one year: I moved out of my parents' house in Jamaica, Queens to …

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-13). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Latino Rebels (2021-05-13). The Manufactured Debate About LATINX. latinorebels.com Latino Rebels Radio: May 13, 2021…

Emily Medina Herrera (2021-05-13). Why we need to fight against child hunger. indybay.org Child hunger is still an ongoing issue that we can't ignore. A majority of these children come from impoverished Latin communities.

Guest Contributor (2021-05-13). OPINION: All Colombians Must Unite and Fight for the Legitimate Right to Protest. latinorebels.com Until we all access these basic rights, la protesta y la lucha no deben de parar.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Social Media Accuses Israel of Using Chemical Weapons. telesurenglish.net Several accusations of the use of chemical weapons by Israel against Gaza residents appeared on social media on Thursday, as some media outlets quote Palestinian officials confirming the information. | RELATED: | According to Cuban news agency Prensa Latina, "Israel fired poisonous gas rockets against Gaza, an official Palestinian source confirmed." This gas allegedly caused "an undetermined number of people dead asp…

Sara Flounders (2021-05-13). Violating U.S. 'norms', China aids global fight vs. hunger, disease. workers.org A document released by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines April 9, "2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community," labels China the greatest threat to the United States. It claims China's threat is so serious that an intensifying level of U.S. intelligence operations, cyberattacks and investment in military . . . |

Latino Rebels (2021-05-13). #LatinoRebels10: From 2017, the Super Bowl Immigration Ad That Wasn't Really an Immigration Ad. latinorebels.com Ah yes, the "big beautiful door."

Staff (2021-05-13). Venezuela: Electrical Line Explosion in Galipán Leaves La Guaira Without Electricity Service — Sharp Deterioration of Public Utilities. orinocotribune.com A failure at the transmission level in the Cota Mil-Guaira 69 circuit, with a report of explosions in the heights of Picacho Galipán (El Avila mountain), Macuto parish, caused a loss of electrical service in almost 70% of La Guaira state for more than 14 hours this Wednesday. | The service interruption began around midnight, according to users' reports, and service was gradually reestablished beginning around 4 p.m. | Parishes such as Maiquetía, La Guaira, Macuto, Caraballeda, Naiguatá, and Caruao were affected and only Carlos Solublette, Urimare, Catía La Mar, Carayaca, and El Junko, that is to say areas in the…

Staff (2021-05-13). Hinterlaces Poll Reveals the Most Unpopular Leaders of the Venezuelan Opposition. orinocotribune.com A recent opinion poll by Hinterlaces revealed the level of rejection by the people of Venezuela towards the main leaders of the opposition. | The Venezuelan research and analysis firm Monitor País Hinterlaces carried out this latest study between April 14 and April 25 this year, directed 15% to the strata A, B and C, and the remaining 85% to the strata D and E. | In addition, the poll was classified by gender, age, region of the country, socioeconomic condition, and educational qualification of the respondents, with a margin of error of 3%, according to the firm. | What was the poll? | The people who were consult…

Editor2 (2021-05-13). When a Cuban Mother Sacrifices Herself for Venezuelan Mothers. orinocotribune.com By Yosdany Morejón Ortega — May 9, 2021 | The plane took off and a lump tightened in her throat as she evoked the figure of a son who had said goodbye to her minutes before. She was 27 years old and, until that moment, the separation between herself and her family would be limited to a few days; but this time it would be very different. | She thought of birthdays that she would not be celebrating, dinners where her presence would be a mere evocation, empty cutlery at the end of the table, laughter, hugs and tears that would dissolve into the nothingness of a prolonged absence. | She thought and thought until…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Venezuela Seeks To Boost Its Economy Through E-Commerce. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that his country will create an e-commerce system to boost businesses and stimulate the economy, which has been severely hit by the U.S. blockade and the pandemic. | RELATED: | "The Commerce to Person (C2P) system will allow the Venezuelans to free themselves from the use of paper money. This technological proposal will help us overcome the sanctions' impact and assist the needs…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-13). The Real Reason Why Former Deputy Guaidó now Wants Dialogue. orinocotribune.com "The bobolongo (former deputy Guaidó) comes out to say that he wants dialogue because he was left out of everything, isolated and defeated" Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro, stated emphatically on Tuesday. "Nobody will ask him anything, and the country's course is already set for a great mega-election this year of 2021." | With these words, President Maduro was reacting to a message circulated on social media networks in which the far-right former deputy changed his tack and, demanding invariably the departure of the legitimate government, now spoke of "reaching agreements." | For this reason, Maduro was…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-05-13). The Importance of Wages for the Millions of Working Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — May 10, 2021 | There are those in Venezuela who dismiss the salary issue as if it were not relevant, as if it were just one more aspect among many other issues. They lightly convey the message that as long as we continue to be besieged by the US there is not much that can be done to adjust them to decent levels. They do not propose solutions and in response to requests for wage increases the answer is: "you cannot distribute what does not exist, you have to produce, and for that you have to work," as if we do not do that every day. | We are almost 14 million active workers in Venezuela…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Maduro Willing to Meet All Opposition If EU and Norway Present. telesurenglish.net Maduro's statements come a day after Guaidó raised a political pact, in a complete about-face, with the international community as guarantor, with the aim of approving what he called a schedule of fair and verifiable presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections. | The Venezuelan president's statements do not come by chance, as the Bolivarian government has been listening to opposition demands regarding human rights, humanitarian aid and the transparency of the national electoral body, to see if the international community will finally reduce the pressure of the sanctions weighing on Venezuela. | RELATE…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-05-13). Venezuela to Receive Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccines. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro said a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign would take place between June and August to inoculate 70 percent of the population.

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Monica Moorehead (2021-05-13). Brazilians tell police: 'Stop killing us!'. workers.org The police invaded the Jacarezinho favela (slum) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at dawn May 6, armed to the teeth with bulletproof helicopters, armored tanks and machine guns to confront what they claimed were suspected drug traffickers. When the smoke cleared after what seemed like hours of shooting, 27 young . . . |

Rainer Shea (2021-05-13). The US Empire's Attempts to Retain Control Bring the Next Wave of Socialist Revolutions Closer. orinocotribune.com In the last year, the imperialists have had both one great defeat and one great victory. Last fall in Bolivia, the indigenous movement overpowered the CIA-installed coup regime and forced through an election which brought the country's socialist party back to power, losing the international bourgeoisie control over Bolivia's Lithium and destroying the strategic military advantage Washington was trying to build up around Venezuela. But then last month in Ecuador, the imperialists

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-13). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil. counterpunch.org As Indians continue to scramble for survival through a deadly second COVID-19 wave and deal with an inadequate health care system that has failed them at every step, for a majority of the country living in rural areas and in slums in urban centers, food insecurity is proving to be a bigger struggle than protecting

_____ (2021-05-13). From Palestine To Colombia: The End Of The White World Colonial/Capitalist Project? popularresistance.org The world is shocked by the image of an eleven-story residential building in Gaza collapsing from a bomb dropped by the Israeli Defense Force, one of the most advanced armies in the world thanks to U.S. support. But in the U.S., Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate and now candidate for mayor of New York, proudly proclaims that he stands with the heroic people of Israel who are under attack from the vicious, occupied Palestinians who have no army, no rights, and no state. | But as politically and morally contradictory as Yang's sentiments might appear to be for many, the alternative world of Western liberal…

Workers World Party (2021-05-13). PDF of May 13 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Repression and resistance in South America Colombia: State terror won't stop the struggle Brazilians tell police: 'Stop killing us!' Pandemic triple threat; 'We have power'; Indigenous pipeline protest; Black Lives Matter in Georgia; Editorial Vaccine monopolies. GLOBAL: Palestine; U.S. vs. China; Evictions in South Asia. Tear down . . . |

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-05-13). Venezuela to Receive Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccines. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro said a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign would take place between June and August to inoculate 70 percent of the population.

Anya Parampil (2021-05-13). USAID Admits to Venezuela Regime Change Fraud. orinocotribune.com By Anya Parampil — May 6, 2021 | Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores an internal USAID report admitting the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. | The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019.

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Venezuela Seeks To Boost Its Economy Through E-Commerce. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that his country will create an e-commerce system to boost businesses and stimulate the economy, which has been severely hit by the U.S. blockade and the pandemic. | RELATED: | "The Commerce to Person (C2P) system will allow the Venezuelans to free themselves from the use of paper money. This technological proposal will help us overcome the sanctions' impact and assist the needs…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). The Lack of Transparency Marks COVID-19 Response in Guatemala. telesurenglish.net The Human Rights Ombudsman's Office described Guatemala's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a failure and decried the lack of vaccines. | RELATED: | "The response of the Government to the pandemic has been marked by great mistakes and opacity, which has resulted in the systematic violation of the human right to health of all inhabitants," Ombudsman Jordan Rodas said. | "To date, health institutions lack special…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-13). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take My Place. dissidentvoice.org Tiger Tateishi (Japan), Samurai, the Watcher (Koya no Yojinbo), 1965. Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It …

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-13). Biden Administration to Review Sanctions Policy Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The administration of US President Joe Biden is reviewing its policy of illegal unilateral measures, also called "sanctions," against Venezuela, reported Bloomberg. | "The relationship between the United States and Venezuela is under quiet review, " wrote the US outlet. Bloomberg also claimed that US figures with access to the Biden administration are talking to the "inner circle" of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Among them are House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and World Food Program Director David Beasley. The latter is the executive…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-13). The Real Reason Why Former Deputy Guaidó now Wants Dialogue. orinocotribune.com "The bobolongo (former deputy Guaidó) comes out to say that he wants dialogue because he was left out of everything, isolated and defeated" Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro, stated emphatically on Tuesday. "Nobody will ask him anything, and the country's course is already set for a great mega-election this year of 2021." | With these words, President Maduro was reacting to a message circulated on social media networks in which the far-right former deputy changed his tack and, demanding invariably the departure of the legitimate government, now spoke of "reaching agreements." | For this reason, Maduro was…

Sara Flounders (2021-05-13). Violating U.S. 'norms', China aids global fight vs. hunger, disease. workers.org A document released by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines April 9, "2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community," labels China the greatest threat to the United States. It claims China's threat is so serious that an intensifying level of U.S. intelligence operations, cyberattacks and investment in military . . . |

Editor2 (2021-05-13). When a Cuban Mother Sacrifices Herself for Venezuelan Mothers. orinocotribune.com By Yosdany Morejón Ortega — May 9, 2021 | The plane took off and a lump tightened in her throat as she evoked the figure of a son who had said goodbye to her minutes before. She was 27 years old and, until that moment, the separation between herself and her family would be limited to a few days; but this time it would be very different. | She thought of birthdays that she would not be celebrating, dinners where her presence would be a mere evocation, empty cutlery at the end of the table, laughter, hugs and tears that would dissolve into the nothingness of a prolonged absence. | She thought and thought until…

Staff (2021-05-13). Hinterlaces Poll Reveals the Most Unpopular Leaders of the Venezuelan Opposition. orinocotribune.com A recent opinion poll by Hinterlaces revealed the level of rejection by the people of Venezuela towards the main leaders of the opposition. | The Venezuelan research and analysis firm Monitor País Hinterlaces carried out this latest study between April 14 and April 25 this year, directed 15% to the strata A, B and C, and the remaining 85% to the strata D and E. | In addition, the poll was classified by gender, age, region of the country, socioeconomic condition, and educational qualification of the respondents, with a margin of error of 3%, according to the firm. | What was the poll? | The people who were consult…

Aída Chávez (2021-05-13). New York County Jails May Close Their Doors to ICE. thenation.com The Dignity Not Detention Act mirrors legislative efforts to take on the rogue agency in states like Maryland and California.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). U.S. Army's PrSM Moves Towards Breaching Defunct INF Treaty's Limits. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States Army had a much needed success in modernization while testing its new Precision Strike Missile (the PrSM). | The PrSM reached a range of 400 km, making it the longest it had flown so far. The test took place at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. | The missile went through three flight tests last year during a technology maturation and risk reduction phase, ranging from 240 kilometers, 180 kilometers and 85 kilometers. Shorter ranges can be more difficult to exe…

oliviaalperstein (2021-05-13). IPS Board Selects Tope Folarin as New Executive Director, with John Cavanagh Transitioning to Senior Advisor. ips-dc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 13, 2021 | Contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011 | Washington, D.C. — The Board of Trustees of the 58-year-old Institute for Policy Studies named its Board Chair, writer Tope Folarin, as the organization's new Executive Director starting May 24. | Folarin, 39, is the son of Nigerian immigrants, a former Rhodes Scholar, and a graduate of Morehouse College and Oxford University. Folarin worked for six years as Special Assistant in the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is stepping down as Vice President for Content and Storytelling at the non-profit Local Initiativ…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

Emily Medina Herrera (2021-05-13). Why we need to fight against child hunger. indybay.org Child hunger is still an ongoing issue that we can't ignore. A majority of these children come from impoverished Latin communities.

Latino Rebels (2021-05-13). #LatinoRebels10: From 2017, the Super Bowl Immigration Ad That Wasn't Really an Immigration Ad. latinorebels.com Ah yes, the "big beautiful door."

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-13). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Mexico Welcomes Brazil's Former President Dilma Rousseff. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) held a meeting with Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016), who will attend the 700th anniversary of the founding of Tenochtitlan on Thursday. | RELATED: | Rousseff was also received by Mexico City's Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum who declared her a distinguished guest of the country's capital.

_____ (2021-05-13). The 'Zapatista Invasion' Has Begun! popularresistance.org It was a genuine surprise when the Zapatistas published their communiqué "A Mountain on the High Seas" on October 5, 2020, announcing a tour of the EZLN (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) across five continents, starting with Europe. Even though the Zapatistas have not shied away from organizing initiatives in Chiapas and across Mexico — the March of the Color of the Earth just 20 years ago is a case in point — it is basically the first time since 1994 that they are leaving the borders of their homeland behind. | Then, on January 1 of this year, they published a Declaration for Life, co-signe…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Pope Francis Backs Argentina on IMF Debt Renegotiation. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez met with Pope Francis on Thursday as part of an international tour to obtain European support for the renegotiation of Argentina's debt with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). | RELATED: | Fernadez held a 30-minutes private audience with the Pope to whom he offered details on the progress of the debt renegotiation process. The meeting took place in the Paul VI Hall studio…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-13). Chile prepares for historic Constitutional Convention elections. peoplesdispatch.org This weekend, around 15 million Chileans will go to the polls to elect the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention, a body that will be responsible for rewriting the country's dictatorship-era constitution inherited from the era of Pinochet…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Colombian Police Crack Down On Protests In Bogota And Popayan. telesurenglish.net Colombians denounced that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) attacked peaceful demonstrations that took place in Bogota and Popayan on Wednesday night. | RELATED: | Videos posted on social media show police shooting and throwing tear gas canisters at citizens. Local media have not yet reported any deaths due to police brutality, but witnesses say several people were injured or arbitrarily arrested. | During the clashes, Bogota's mayor Claudia…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). INDEPAZ Confirms Murder Of Another Social Leader In Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) on Wednesday reported the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | RELATED: | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 18h00 local time, when she left her residence to a nearby road to wait fo…

WSWS (2021-05-13). Colombia enters third week of protests as Bogotá and Washington prepare to escalate repression. wsws.org The crackdown is being carried out not only with the support of the Biden administration in Washington, but in close coordination with the Pentagon.

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-05-13). Colombia — El derrumbe del uribismo. globalizacion.ca Hace dos años àÅlvaro Uribe habló de perpetrar una masacre con criterio social para acabar con la Minga indígena en el Cauca (n9.cl/42qwi ).Y hace unas horas, a lo comandante en jefe, proclamaba: "confiamos en el inmediato copamiento militar de…

Susan Price (2021-05-13). Colombia's leaders want to stain the country with blood. greenleft.org.au In the face of ongoing state repression, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting, write Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra.

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Uruguay: Military Withheld Information on Dictatorship Crimes. telesurenglish.net The "Mothers and Relatives of Detained and Disappeared People" Organization (Desaparecidos) decried the concealment of information related to the crimes committed by Uruguay's military dictatorship (1973-1985). | RELATED: | Over the weekend, files were found in a military unit containing intelligence reports and orders from the Information and Defense Service (SID) and the Coordinating Body for Anti-Subversive Ope…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-05-13). The Importance of Wages for the Millions of Working Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — May 10, 2021 | There are those in Venezuela who dismiss the salary issue as if it were not relevant, as if it were just one more aspect among many other issues. They lightly convey the message that as long as we continue to be besieged by the US there is not much that can be done to adjust them to decent levels. They do not propose solutions and in response to requests for wage increases the answer is: "you cannot distribute what does not exist, you have to produce, and for that you have to work," as if we do not do that every day. | We are almost 14 million active workers in Venezuela…

Staff (2021-05-13). Venezuela's Arreaza asks EFE for Respect and Quality: Guaidó's Last Attempt at Revival (+Luis Vicente León). orinocotribune.com The Spanish news agency EFE reported though its Twitter account that former deputy "Guaidó proposes to negotiate with the Venezuelan government and advocates lifting the sanctions." | The headline adorned with the animated gif format image displaying "Breaking News" is the smooth and convenient read of what was a 5.40 minute display of threats and blackmail by the former deputy of the National Assembly. | The information is such a deliberate makeup and that so without context, that Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza did not let it pass without a comment. This was within the context of a revival of…

Peter Bolton (2021-05-13). Failed Venezuelan coup leader now wants dialogue. But here's what corporate media won't tell you. thecanary.co Juan Guaidó, the leader of the US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, is now But there's an important reality that the corporate-owned press will surely leave…

Staff (2021-05-13). Venezuela: Electrical Line Explosion in Galipán Leaves La Guaira Without Electricity Service — Sharp Deterioration of Public Utilities. orinocotribune.com A failure at the transmission level in the Cota Mil-Guaira 69 circuit, with a report of explosions in the heights of Picacho Galipán (El Avila mountain), Macuto parish, caused a loss of electrical service in almost 70% of La Guaira state for more than 14 hours this Wednesday. | The service interruption began around midnight, according to users' reports, and service was gradually reestablished beginning around 4 p.m. | Parishes such as Maiquetía, La Guaira, Macuto, Caraballeda, Naiguatá, and Caruao were affected and only Carlos Solublette, Urimare, Catía La Mar, Carayaca, and El Junko, that is to say areas in the…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). French Association Asks Biden To Stop US Blockade Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net France's Cuba Cooperation Association (CubaCoop) on Thursday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to put an end to the 60-year-old blockade imposed by his country on the Caribbean island. | RELATED: | "If Biden wants to help the Cuban population, he would put an end to the over 240 unilateral sanctions imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump, who also reinforced the blockade against this neighboring country," CubaCoop stated.

teleSUR (2021-05-12). Cuba: Havana Starts Immunization Campaign with Abdala Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Health Ministry on Wednesday kicked off Havana's immunization campaign with the Abdala vaccine, developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB). | RELATED: | The vaccination will begin in the municipalities of Regla, East Havana, San Miguel del Padron, and Guanabacoa, which are the most affected territories by the pandemic. | "Everything is set up to vaccinate the capital's people," Healt…

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-12). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis increases food insecurity in India and Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org Food insecurity has worsened across the world during this pandemic with countries like India and Brazil exhibiting systemic failure, forcing people to depend on voluntarism…

Editor2 (2021-05-12). The Left Unites in Peru: Pedro Castillo Gains the Support of Verónika Mendoza. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Noriega — May 9, 2021 | Four weeks before the June 6 run-off election, the Peruvian left have united and close to an agreement to promote a "government of change" headed by the professor and trade unionist Pedro Castillo, who is facing the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, daughter and political heir of the imprisoned ex-dictator Alberto Fujimori.The Peru Libre party, which defines itself as Marxist-Leninist and is running Castillo's candidacy, and the progressive coalition Together for Peru, which in the first round had Verónika Mendoza as its candidate, have signed a political pact to support Castillo's…

Ben Norton (2021-05-12). Economics of the new cold war and US 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing's economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization — the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0: 03 Hello everyone, I'm …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-12). Colombia's Massacres of Dissenters Will One Day Be Replicated in the U.S. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea The recent developments within Colombia fulfill all of one's darkest fears of how bad modern state repression can get. Colombian police are tracking down protesters via GPS so that they can either arrest them, or kill them outright. This has made it so that the leaders of the protests fear for their lives…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Rally on Milwaukee's southside in solidarity with Colombians struggling against political repression. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the sunny afternoon of May 10, members of the Milwaukee's Colombian community, activists and supporters gathered at Walker's Square Park on the Southside to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Colombia in the wake of the violent repression. Nearly 40 people joined the protest, including members of the Red Condor Collective, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, The People's Revolution, and Our Wisconsin Revolution. | On April 28, most sectors of Colombia began a general strike in response to anti-people measures put forward by the…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Rally on Milwaukee's southside in solidarity with Colombians struggling against political repression. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the sunny afternoon of May 10, members of the Milwaukee's Colombian community, activists and supporters gathered at Walker's Square Park on the Southside to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Colombia in the wake of the violent repression. Nearly 40 people joined the protest, including members of the Red Condor Collective, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, The People's Revolution, and Our Wisconsin Revolution. | On April 28, most sectors of Colombia began a general strike in response to anti-people measures put forward by the…

teleSUR (2021-05-12). Chile Implements Measures To Encourage People to Vote. telesurenglish.net Chile's Electoral Service (SERVEL) announced some organizational measures to carry out the elections on May 15 and 16. This political process was to be held in April, but the resurgence of COVID-19 infections led to its postponement. | RELATED: | Electors can cast their vote in 2,502 polling stations that will operate from 08: 00 a.m. to 06: 00 p.m. They will receive four ballots corresponding to the candidates for govern…

Gerardo Szalkowicz (2021-05-12). Colombia se levanta contra el neoliberalismo de guerra. globalizacion.ca "Aquí si no te mueres por covid te matan de hambre o de bala", vociferaba una manifestante veinteañera a un micrófono extranjero condensando en una frase al voleo el nudo central del paro que se volvió estallido social. | Si la…

_____ (2021-05-12). Biden Administration Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement As Israel Bombs Gaza. popularresistance.org The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel continues its devastating assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinians and injuring hundreds more. | According to Reuters, which cited anonymous diplomats and sources familiar with the Biden administration's strategy, the United States is "delaying" the U.N. Security Council's "efforts to issue a public statement on escalating tensions between Israel and the Palestinians because it could be harmful to behind-the-scenes efforts to end the vio…

Staff (2021-05-12). Venezuela Condemns New Violent Actions Against the Palestinian People (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza reported, through a statement, that Venezuela expresses its strongest condemnation of Israel's new military actions against the Palestinian people, which have left at least 20 dead. | Through his official account on the social media network Twitter the senior official wrote: "Venezuela condemns the new violent actions against the Palestinian people by Israel, and calls upon the international community, reaffirming its historical position in defense of the sovereignty, independence, and self-determination of Palestine." | In the sta…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-05-12). Venezuela to Hold Regional Elections as Opposition Groups Signal Intent to Participate. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolás Maduro said US-backed Juan Guaidó's call for dialogue was a desperate attempt to avoid being marginalized.

Staff (2021-05-12). China Urges the US to Lift Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The government of China demanded an end to the coercive measures of the United States administration against Venezuela, calling the unilateral sanctions illegal and highlighting that the coercive measures were intensified amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the sanctions are violating human rights. | China's position was ratified by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, who pointed out that while Washington presents itself as a defender of legal guarantees and human rights, it nonetheless is intensifying its illegal measures, not only against Venezuela, but also agains…

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_____ (2021-05-12). Biden Administration Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement As Israel Bombs Gaza. popularresistance.org The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel continues its devastating assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinians and injuring hundreds more. | According to Reuters, which cited anonymous diplomats and sources familiar with the Biden administration's strategy, the United States is "delaying" the U.N. Security Council's "efforts to issue a public statement on escalating tensions between Israel and the Palestinians because it could be harmful to behind-the-scenes efforts to end the vio…

Staff (2021-05-12). Venezuela Condemns New Violent Actions Against the Palestinian People (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza reported, through a statement, that Venezuela expresses its strongest condemnation of Israel's new military actions against the Palestinian people, which have left at least 20 dead. | Through his official account on the social media network Twitter the senior official wrote: "Venezuela condemns the new violent actions against the Palestinian people by Israel, and calls upon the international community, reaffirming its historical position in defense of the sovereignty, independence, and self-determination of Palestine." | In the sta…

Editor2 (2021-05-12). Uprising Across the Global South. orinocotribune.com By Nicholas Ayala — May 11, 2021 | For the past week massive uprisings in Colombia have captured international attention. The scale of the unrest has been so large and vocal that long-time allies to the Duque regime have been forced to speak up. The US released a statement saying "citizens in democratic countries have the unquestionable right to protest peacefully" but that "Violence and vandalism is an abuse of that right." After claiming that the protesters were guilty of some of the violence they then stated "we continue to support the Colombian government's efforts to address the current situation" and t…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-12). Mothers of disappeared children march across Mexico demanding their return. peoplesdispatch.org In Mexico, Mothers' Day is celebrated on May 10. However, mothers of disappeared children claim that "they have nothing to celebrate on this day." For the past ten years, since 2012, groups of these mothers have been protesting on this day, demanding that the government authorities help them find the truth about the whereabouts of their daughters and sons, and get justice for them. On Monday May 10, thousands of mothers marched in various cities across Mexico to remember their missing daughters and sons, and to remind the state of its outstanding debt to find them. | In the capital, Mexico City, under the banner…

Editor2 (2021-05-12). Colombia: 12 Wounded in Shooting Targeting Indigenous Minga. orinocotribune.com Twelve members of an indigenous Minga were injured, at least four with serious bullet wounds, after being shot by armed men in plain clothing on Sunday afternoon in the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca, during the 12th day of mass mobilizations. | In an evening

Laura Capote — Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-12). Colombia's Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class. counterpunch.org According to Temblores and Indepaz, two human rights organizations that have been tracking reports of police violence, from April 28 to May 8, the violent actions of the state security forces resulted in the death of at least 47 people, the arbitrary detention of 963 people, 28 victims of eye-related injuries, and 12 victims of sexual violence. In total, they registered 1,876 cases of police violence.

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-12). Colombia: State terror won't stop the struggle. workers.org Since April 28, workers in Colombia have been waging a general strike. The strike was provoked by the third of three recent tax "reforms" imposed by the right-wing government of President Iván Duque. The new taxes squeeze workers at both ends, by raising taxes on personal income and charging sales . . . |

Editor2 (2021-05-12). Gustavo Petro: 'The End of the Neoliberal Model in Colombia is Coming'. orinocotribune.com The former mayor of Bogotá and candidate for president, Gustavo Petro, analyzed the political and social crisis that Colombia is going through, where at least 379 have disappeared, and at least 20 deaths have been recorded, following more than nine days of protests against the government of Iván Duque. He denounced the transformation of young urban protesters into "military targets." | Petro assured Colombians that "the end of the neoliberal model in Colombia is coming" while indicating that "the public policies of Duque have exhausted the patience of Colombian society." | The candidate for the presidency of Colo…

Cira Pascual Marquina (2021-05-12). Venezuela's popular Democracy under siege: A conversation with Elías Jaua. mronline.org Chavez's former Vice President and long-time minister talks about the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian process. | May 12, 2021 | Exchange…

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-12). The Heat: COVID-19 in India, Brazil and U.S. america.cgtn.com While some countries have already approved vaccinating teenagers, others are still struggling to get their hands on the shots.

Ben Norton (2021-05-12). Economics of the new cold war and US 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing's economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization — the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0: 03 Hello everyone, I'm …

Staff (2021-05-12). China Urges the US to Lift Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The government of China demanded an end to the coercive measures of the United States administration against Venezuela, calling the unilateral sanctions illegal and highlighting that the coercive measures were intensified amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the sanctions are violating human rights. | China's position was ratified by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, who pointed out that while Washington presents itself as a defender of legal guarantees and human rights, it nonetheless is intensifying its illegal measures, not only against Venezuela, but also agains…

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-12). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis increases food insecurity in India and Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org Food insecurity has worsened across the world during this pandemic with countries like India and Brazil exhibiting systemic failure, forcing people to depend on voluntarism…

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-12). The Tax Protests in Colombia. zcomm.org As long as there are income disparities and class disparities in Colombia, and the pandemic continues to put people in financial jeopardy, the unrest will likely continue…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-05-12). Venezuela to Hold Regional Elections as Opposition Groups Signal Intent to Participate. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolás Maduro said US-backed Juan Guaidó's call for dialogue was a desperate attempt to avoid being marginalized.

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Rally on Milwaukee's southside in solidarity with Colombians struggling against political repression. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the sunny afternoon of May 10, members of the Milwaukee's Colombian community, activists and supporters gathered at Walker's Square Park on the Southside to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Colombia in the wake of the violent repression. Nearly 40 people joined the protest, including members of the Red Condor Collective, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, The People's Revolution, and Our Wisconsin Revolution. | On April 28, most sectors of Colombia began a general strike in response to anti-people measures put forward by the…

Staff (2021-05-12). Duque's Lightning Visit to Cali & the Stark Contrast with How He Addressed Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, made a lightning visit early morning on Monday, May 10, to the city of Cali, the epicenter of the protests that have been going on in Colombia since April 28. The president stayed in Cali for hardly four hours to meet with the security council established there in the aftermath of the paramilitary attacks perpetrated against an indigenous minga [community reunion]. | On May 9, Duque was emphatic that he had no intention of visiting the capital of Valle del Cauca department; however, eventually he yielded to the pressure from the members of his Democratic Center party. At 3: 4…

Gerardo Szalkowicz (2021-05-12). Colombia se levanta contra el neoliberalismo de guerra. globalizacion.ca "Aquí si no te mueres por covid te matan de hambre o de bala", vociferaba una manifestante veinteañera a un micrófono extranjero condensando en una frase al voleo el nudo central del paro que se volvió estallido social. | Si la…

Guest Contributor (2021-05-12). OPINION: The Unsung Power of DREAMer Entrepreneurs. latinorebels.com As an undocumented immigrant, becoming my own boss was a necessity.

Editor2 (2021-05-12). The Left Unites in Peru: Pedro Castillo Gains the Support of Verónika Mendoza. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Noriega — May 9, 2021 | Four weeks before the June 6 run-off election, the Peruvian left have united and close to an agreement to promote a "government of change" headed by the professor and trade unionist Pedro Castillo, who is facing the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, daughter and political heir of the imprisoned ex-dictator Alberto Fujimori.The Peru Libre party, which defines itself as Marxist-Leninist and is running Castillo's candidacy, and the progressive coalition Together for Peru, which in the first round had Verónika Mendoza as its candidate, have signed a political pact to support Castillo's…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-12). Venezuela's Supreme Court Authorizes Leopoldo López Extradition Request from Spain. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, May 11, the Criminal Cassation Chamber of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) admitted a request to the government of Spain for the extradition of the fugitive from the Venezuelan justice, Leopoldo López Mendoza, leader of the extreme right-wing political party Popular Will (Voluntad Popular). | The extradition request was executed for the fulfillment of the remainder of the right-wing politician's sentence to be served in Venezuela, which is eight years, six months, 25 days and 12 hours. | López was convicted of committing the crimes of inciting arson, inciting damages, public instigation, a…

Latino Rebels (2021-05-12). New Polling Shows that US Needs to Move Beyond Racist Insular Cases. latinorebels.com Essentially, the Insular Cases are the U.S. legal framework that justify a colonial relationship with territories like Puerto Rico American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press (2021-05-12). Number of Children Traveling Alone at Border Eases in April. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults were found coming without families, authorities said Tuesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-12). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Jorge Majfud (2021-05-12). Colombia, una democracia paramilitar (I). globalizacion.ca Dos años antes del nacimiento de las FARC, en febrero de 1962 el teniente general William Yarborough promovió la idea de los grupos paramilitares "entrenadas de forma clandestina para la represión" en América Latina como forma de combatir a los…

Jorge Elbaum (2021-05-12). Injerencismo de toga: Operaciones judiciales made in Washington. globalizacion.ca Los tentáculos judiciales de Washington en América Latina y el Caribe. La Corte Suprema argentina no es la única institución que se afana por proteger a los poderes concentrados e impedir la consolidación de proyectos soberanos. | Todos los países de…

news.un (2021-05-12). Tensions could escalate to 'full-scale war', UN Middle East envoy warns. news.un.org The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process added his voice to calls for calm in the Occupied Palestinian Territory late on Tuesday, warning that the situation is "escalating towards a full-scale war", amid continuing air strikes and rocket attacks.

Emily Medina Herrera (2021-05-12). Why we need to fight against child hunger. indybay.org Child hunger is still an ongoing issue that we can't ignore. A majority of these children come from impoverished Latin communities.

Latino Rebels (2021-05-12). #LatinoRebels10: From 2015, When a Puerto Rican Won the Powerball. latinorebels.com Ignorance is everywhere but in February of 2015, it felt like it was solely focused on the Puerto Rican who was a Powerball winner.

Staff (2021-05-12). US Special Forces Trained Mexican Drug Cartels. orinocotribune.com US military forces trained Mexican drug cartels that committed beheadings, torture, and rapes. This was reported in detail in a recent The Los Zetas cartel, which in its beginnings was the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel [Cartel del Golfo], is one of the most notorious examples of the relation between the US military and drug traffi…

Luis Linares Zapata (2021-05-12). México — Derrumbre y salida. globalizacion.ca La pandemia que oscureció el presente del mundo cayó con fiereza sobre un gobierno de novedoso cuño y con arrestos transformadores. Las limitantes impuestas por esta indeseada realidad son considerables. Aun bajo este escenario de privaciones, se incluye uno de…

Wim Laven (2021-05-12). SOS: Will the World Answer the Calls for Help? counterpunch.org With tears in her eyes my South American friend and colleague asked for help: "can you please share this story with the world?" SOS is Morse code for distress—Save Our Ship. "SOS Colombia" is a call to protect human rights, end the violence, and stop the militarization of cities and police departments in Colombia. My

Jen Moore (2021-05-12). Pan American Silver Pressured to Shut Down Community Interference in Guatemala. counterpunch.org In the wake of a shooting attack, death threats, and fear of further violence against members of the peaceful resistance to Pan American Silver's Escobal silver mine in Guatemala, nearly 4,000 people are calling on the Vancouver-based company to halt all community activities in the Central American country. In mid-April, activists delivered a petition to

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-05-12). Addressing Mental Health as a Community Issue in El Salvador. progressive.org Mental health project offers a series of workshops to help the residents of Arcatao work through trauma.

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-12). The Tax Protests in Colombia. counterpunch.org Colombia today is in complete chaos. Protests there have been ongoing since April 28th and are not abating any time soon. Some media outlets have claimed that 23 civilians and 1 police officer have died so far as well as hundreds injured. Yet, Amnesty International has registered that at least 26 people have been killed

Staff (2021-05-12). Venezuela needs $77.6 bn to rebuild gas, oil industry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Venezuelan state-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) believes it needs $77.6 billion investment to rebuild the country's oil and gas industry.

Staff (2021-05-12). Cuba welcoms Iran-Saudi talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — The Director-General of Bilateral Affairs of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emilio Lozada García announced that his country welcomes Tehran-Riyadh talks.

Staff (2021-05-11). Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST) condemns Israeli aggression, calls to #SaveSheikhJarrah. samidoun.net The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in Brazil is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas. With an estimated 1.5 million members, the movement has led more than 2,500 land occupations, with about 370,000 families — families that today settled on 7.5 million hectares of land that they won as a result of the occupations. Through their organizing, these families continue to push for schools, credit for agricultural production and cooperatives, and access to health care. The MST has continuously…

Staff (2021-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions and Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal, Colombian President Warns Indigenous Protesters Amid Mounting Attacks by Vigilantes, Mother's Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children, Moroccan Authorities Raid Home of Western Sahara Ind…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Children among those killed in Gaza as Israeli airstrikes continue and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the rising casualties in the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, the march for justice for disappeared persons in Mexico, and more…

Staff (2021-05-11). ALBA-TCP Urges Colombia to Respect Human Rights. orinocotribune.com This Monday, May 10, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) asked the Colombian state to respect the human rights of its citizens. | "ALBA expresses its concern about the violence that is being experienced in Colombia, and condemns it. It calls on the State to respect human rights and guarantee dialogue," stated the executive secretary of the regional bloc, Sasha Llorenti, at the conclusion of a conference with representatives of the Global South, Africa, America, and Europe, reported the news agency AVN. | Llorenti stressed the importance of other countries…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-11). Uprising Across the Global South. libya360.wordpress.com Nicholas Ayala For the past week massive uprisings in Colombia have captured international attention. The scale of the unrest has been so large and vocal that long-time allies to the Duque regime have been forced to speak up. The US released a statement saying "citizens in democratic countries have the unquestionable right to protest peacefully" but that…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-11). AFL-CIO, Mexican union file law-breaking charge vs. U.S. auto parts firm. peoplesworld.org MATAMOROS, Mexico—The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees, Public Citizen, and an independent Mexican union filed a labor law-breaking complaint under the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement (USMCA) against a Philadelphia-based, Canadian-controlled auto parts firm which is illegally trying to stop the independent union at its plant in Matamoros, Mexico. The parts which plant workers make go …

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-05-11). Daniel Jadue, the Communist mayor determined to end Chile's neoliberal nightmare. peoplesworld.org Working and marginalized people in Chile can now see possibilities of relief from the political grief of decades. A new constitution is in the works. And Daniel Jadue, author of an astonishingly progressive program as mayor of Recoleta municipality, a commune in the north of Santiago Province, is a presidential candidate. The election is set …

Staff (2021-05-11). 'People are dying every minute': COVID-19 catastrophes in India and Brazil. therealnews.com A nightmarish combination of international capitalist greed, vaccine hoarding in the global North, and right-wing national governments has thrown India and Brazil into the deadly throes of a catastrophic COVID-19 surge.

Greta Anderson (2021-05-11). The Cash Cows of Catron County. counterpunch.org When a rancher claims to have lost livestock due to Mexican wolf predation, there are several ways that they can seek compensation. One of those ways is a program run by the U.S.D.A Farm Services Agency (FSA) known as the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), which provides compensation for livestock lost due to attack by animals

Pedro Caban (2021-05-11). Will the United States finally decolonize Puerto Rico? mronline.org On April 14, 2021 the House Committee on Natural Resources held hearings on two competing bills to end Puerto Rico's colonial status. H.R.1522, the Puerto Rican State Admission Act and H.R.2070, the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act. | May 11, 2021…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-11). Report Reveals How Big Corporations Rigged Rules to Boost Pandemic Pay of CEOs as Workers Suffered. commondreams.org "By inflating executive compensation while their workers struggled during a pandemic, corporate boards have strengthened the case for tax penalties on huge CEO-worker pay gaps." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ceo_rigged_workers.png

Staff (2021-05-11). 3rd phase of clinical trial of Pasteur vaccine begins in Yazd. en.mehrnews.com YAZD, May 11 (MNA) — The third phase of clinical trial of Iran-Cuba jointly produced COVID-19 vaccine started in Yazd province by voluntary injection of the vaccine into some provincial officials.

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Staff (2021-05-11). Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST) condemns Israeli aggression, calls to #SaveSheikhJarrah. samidoun.net The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in Brazil is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas. With an estimated 1.5 million members, the movement has led more than 2,500 land occupations, with about 370,000 families — families that today settled on 7.5 million hectares of land that they won as a result of the occupations. Through their organizing, these families continue to push for schools, credit for agricultural production and cooperatives, and access to health care. The MST has continuously…

Staff (2021-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions and Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal, Colombian President Warns Indigenous Protesters Amid Mounting Attacks by Vigilantes, Mother's Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children, Moroccan Authorities Raid Home of Western Sahara Ind…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Children among those killed in Gaza as Israeli airstrikes continue and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the rising casualties in the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, the march for justice for disappeared persons in Mexico, and more…

Staff (2021-05-11). ALBA-TCP Urges Colombia to Respect Human Rights. orinocotribune.com This Monday, May 10, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) asked the Colombian state to respect the human rights of its citizens. | "ALBA expresses its concern about the violence that is being experienced in Colombia, and condemns it. It calls on the State to respect human rights and guarantee dialogue," stated the executive secretary of the regional bloc, Sasha Llorenti, at the conclusion of a conference with representatives of the Global South, Africa, America, and Europe, reported the news agency AVN. | Llorenti stressed the importance of other countries…

Greta Anderson (2021-05-11). The Cash Cows of Catron County. counterpunch.org When a rancher claims to have lost livestock due to Mexican wolf predation, there are several ways that they can seek compensation. One of those ways is a program run by the U.S.D.A Farm Services Agency (FSA) known as the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), which provides compensation for livestock lost due to attack by animals

Pedro Caban (2021-05-11). Will the United States finally decolonize Puerto Rico? mronline.org On April 14, 2021 the House Committee on Natural Resources held hearings on two competing bills to end Puerto Rico's colonial status. H.R.1522, the Puerto Rican State Admission Act and H.R.2070, the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act. | May 11, 2021…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-05-11). Daniel Jadue, the Communist mayor determined to end Chile's neoliberal nightmare. peoplesworld.org Working and marginalized people in Chile can now see possibilities of relief from the political grief of decades. A new constitution is in the works. And Daniel Jadue, author of an astonishingly progressive program as mayor of Recoleta municipality, a commune in the north of Santiago Province, is a presidential candidate. The election is set …

Staff (2021-05-11). 'People are dying every minute': COVID-19 catastrophes in India and Brazil. therealnews.com A nightmarish combination of international capitalist greed, vaccine hoarding in the global North, and right-wing national governments has thrown India and Brazil into the deadly throes of a catastrophic COVID-19 surge.

WSWS (2021-05-11). COVID-19 infections soar in Alberta as third wave continues to rampage across Canada. wsws.org If Alberta were a country, it would have the second-highest infection rate in the G20 behind only Argentina.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-11). Report Reveals How Big Corporations Rigged Rules to Boost Pandemic Pay of CEOs as Workers Suffered. commondreams.org "By inflating executive compensation while their workers struggled during a pandemic, corporate boards have strengthened the case for tax penalties on huge CEO-worker pay gaps." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ceo_rigged_workers.png

Latino USA (2021-05-11). Not Always About The Money (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com But, not every single medical tourist is crossing the border to save money. People like Maria Davis-Cherry are crossing the border in hopes of saving their own lives.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Bangladesh power project workers face witch-hunt after police killings. wsws.org Police violence against workers and the poor in Bangladesh is escalating under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's increasingly authoritarian government.

Richard C. Gross (2021-05-11). The Political Party of the Big Lie. counterpunch.org "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." — Hamlet," Act 1, Scene IV The boy who cried wolf would feel right at home in the Republican Party. The lying, the hypocrisy is staggering in their audacity, in the capacity of many Republicans to act without conscience, without shame, without honor. They are violating trust and

Pablo Manríquez (2021-05-11). Rubio Stands With Colombian President, but Other Senators Not so Sure. latinorebels.com Latino Rebels asked some senators on Monday afternoon at the Capitol if the United States should reconsider its relationship with Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez, who has been criticized for his lack of response towards the violence but has also called for dialogue with national strike leaders.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

Latino Rebels (2021-05-11). #LatinoRebels10: From 2015, the Ugly Anti-Blackness of Rodner Figueroa. latinorebels.com No matter how you look at it, what Rodner Figueroa said on Univision's "El Gordo y la Flaca" in the spring of 2015 about Michelle Obama was racist.

news.un (2021-05-11). UN chief 'gravely concerned' as violence escalates in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General said he was "gravely concerned" at escalating violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Tuesday, while the UN rights office, OHCHR, appealed for "a redoubling of efforts to restore calm", after airstrikes and days of clashes between protesters and Israeli police.

Jérà¥me Baschet (2021-05-11). The "Zapatista invasion" has begun. zcomm.org After months of preparations, a delegation of the Zapatistas has set sail from Mexico towards Europe. The "reversed conquest" has well and truly started…

Staff (2021-05-11). 'Stones Against Guns': Baltasar Garzón's Letter to Colombia's Iván Duque. orinocotribune.com The Spanish legal expert Baltasar Garzón sent a letter to the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, in light of the serious situation facing the South American country. In the letter, which he titled "Stones Against Guns," Garzón demands that the Colombian president put a stop to the violence and enter a dialogue, while accusing him of allowing the systematic violation of human rights that has occurred during the national strike and demonstrations. | In the letter, Garzón classified the police repression against protesters in Colombia as "savage." | "Mr. Duque, do not make the same mistake as Piñera, declaring war o…

WSWS (2021-05-11). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Workers at the New Holland Apparel factory in Nicaragua have walked out in opposition to the terms accepted by their union for closure of the plant.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Massive protests organized in Brazil against police brutality. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands have been protesting in Brazil since May 6 condemning the murder of 28 people who were killed in a police operation in Jacarezinho. Jacarezinho is a poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro's northern zone.

Araya R, Menezes P, Claro H, et al. (2021-05-11). Digital Intervention and Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Hypertension or Diabetes. jamanetwork.com These randomized clinical trials compare the effects of smartphone app—delivered mini-sessions to treat depression vs enhanced usual care on depressive symptoms among patients with hypertension or diabetes in Brazil and Peru.

Staff (2021-05-11). Colombia: Duque's Meeting with National Strike Committee Ends with No Agreement. orinocotribune.com The meeting of Colombian President Iván Duque and the National Strike Committee—made up of unions and organizations that led the demonstrations ongoing since April 28—ended this Monday, May 10, without agreement. As a result a new day of demonstrations was called for on Wednesday. | "The government, on the two central issues that were raised—regarding the guarantees of the protests, and concerning the cessation of repressive actions by police, military and paramilitary forces against the people… did not say anything concrete," stated the Secretary General of the Central Union of Workers of Col…

commondreams (2021-05-11). Colombia: 350.Org Supports People's Demands for Freedom of Demonstration and New Social Policies. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Laura Capote (2021-05-11). Colombia's Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class. zcomm.org In Colombia, the people are giving birth to a new country…

Christina Noriega (2021-05-11). Colombian Protesters Are Ready for the Long Haul. thenation.com Colombian Protesters Are Ready for the Long Haul…

Ricardo Orozco (2021-05-11). La excepción colombiana. globalizacion.ca A estas alturas de mayo del 2021, cuando las protestas sociales en Colombia han demostrado su consistencia y la respuesta del gobierno en turno ha dado muestras, a su vez, de la brutalidad a la cual puede escalar —aún más—…

John McEvoy (2021-05-11). Colombian Police are Killing Civilians. British Police are Training Them. orinocotribune.com By John McEvoy — May 1, 2021 | Over recent days, the Colombian national police have killed a number of civilians protesting a proposed tax hike on basic goods. Many more civilians have been injured, and Colombia's riot police reportedly sexually assaulted a woman. | Though numbers remain unclear, human rights group Isais Cifuentes de Cali has estimated up to 14 people have died. | Documents obtained by The Canary can reveal that the UK's College of Policing has been training Colombian police over the past three years. This is despite Colombia being one of only 30 countries the Foreign, Commonwealth & Develop…

Staff (2021-05-11). European Union Foreign Ministers: Venezuela's New CNE a 'First Step'. orinocotribune.com The European Union's Foreign Affairs Ministers consider the new National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela appointed by Parliament as "one step among others" towards elections that the "international community" considers democratic. European former colonial powers usually consider themselves as the "international community." | "The National Council is one step among others that will have to come in order to be able to hold elections with democratic guarantees at the regional, local level, and of course, at the presidential level," said Arancha González Laya, Spain's Foreign Minister, summarizing "the sentiment…

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-05-11). La fragua de la nación cubana. globalizacion.ca En los dolorosos tiempos de la República neocolonial, cada 8 de mayo rendíamos tributo a Antonio Guiteras, víctima de una infame traición cuando intentaba embarcar hacia México desde el Morrillo para organizar en el país vecino un movimiento insurreccional destinado…

Staff (2021-05-11). Air Defense Force to respond to enemy threat at highest level. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iran's Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that Air Defense Force has the ability to respond to any enemy threat at the highest level.

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-10). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

Staff (2021-05-10). Headlines for May 10, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Attack, Injure Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Amid Protests Against Sheikh Jarrah Expulsions, At Least 85 People, Mostly Schoolgirls, Killed in Kabul Bomb Blasts, As COVID Devastates India, New Surges Prompt Restrictions Across Asia; Brazil Tops 15 Million Cases, WHO Approves Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine, Adding to COVAX Arsenal, Protests Erupt After Iraqi Activist Ehab al-Wazni Killed in Karbala, Colorado Springs Shooting Claims 7 Lives During Weekend Marked by Rash of Mass Shootings, DOJ Proposes Rule to Reign in "Ghost Guns" and Other Unregulated Firearms, DOJ Brings Federal Charges Against Derek Chauvin,…

Prensa Latina (2021-05-10). Preocupación en ONU por aumento de tensiones en territorio palestino. peoplesworld.org NACIONES UNIDAS (Prensa Latina) El coordinador especial de la ONU para el proceso de paz en el Medio Oriente, Tor Wennesland, expresó hoy profunda preocupación por el aumento de las tensiones y la violencia en Cisjordania ocupada, incluida Jerusalén Oriental. Tal escenario empeora desde el comienzo del mes sagrado del Ramadán, indicó en un comunicado …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-10). Hundreds of Palestinians injured in Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa mosque and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the violent raid by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa mosque, the armed attack on an Indigenous minga in Colombia, and more…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-10). Israel to US: Stay Out of Jerusalem Crisis. news.antiwar.com With violence against Palestinians escalating in East Jerusalem, the US expressed "concerns" over the situation and the planned evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. According to multiple media reports, the Israelis didn't want to hear these concerns and told the US not to meddle in the crisis. | The "concerns" were expressed in a Sunday phone call between National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat.

Staff (2021-05-10). May 19 Webinar: Gains of Venezuela's Indigenous Peoples During Bolivarian Revolution and their Struggle Against US Economic War. orinocotribune.com Invitation for a webinar on Wednesday May 19, 7pm (US Eastern Time) | Jose Nelson Mavio Martinez is deputy in Venezuela's National Assembly, indigenous leader and representative for the indigenous peoples of Amazonas and Bolivar (the southern regions of Venezuela). He is the vice-president of Venezuela's Indigenous Parliament. | Jose Nelson Mavio will speak on how the Bolivarian revolution has benefited the indigenous peoples, the effect of the US-Canada-European Union economic warfare on Venezuela's indigenous peoples, and…

Staff (2021-05-10). May 19 Webinar: Gains of Venezuela's Indigenous Peoples During Bolivarian Revolution and their Struggle Against US Economic War. orinocotribune.com Invitation for a webinar on Wednesday May 19, 7pm (US Eastern Time) | Jose Nelson Mavio Martinez, deputy in Venezuela's National Assembly, indigenous leader and representative for the indigenous peoples of Amazonas and Bolivar (the southern regions of Venezuela). He is the vice-president of Venezuela's Indigenous Parliament. | Jose Nelson Mavio will speak on how the Bolivarian revolution has benefited the indigenous peoples, the effect of the US-Canada-European Union economic warfare on Venezuela's indigenous peoples, and h…

Paul Dobson (2021-05-10). Venezuela: Accusations of Meddling in Colombia Protests 'Shameful'. venezuelanalysis.com Colombian state violence and human rights abuses have stoked the protests in which nearly 50 have died.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-10). US Voters Want Much More Covid-19 Relief—and They Want It Now: Poll. commondreams.org A new survey from ProsperUS, the Green New Deal Network, and Data for Progress reveals a majority of all likely U.S. voters want a bigger Covid-19 relief package—and they want it now. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden2_0.jpg

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-10). Cuban-inspired health system among reasons Kerala voters re-elected left government. peoplesworld.org Kerala, a state in the Indian union with 35 million people, has re-elected the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to lead the government for another five years. Since 1980, the people of Kerala have voted out the incumbent, seeking to alternate between the left and the right. This year, the people decided to stay with the …

_____ (2021-05-10). Brooklyn's Waterfront: A Just Transition? popularresistance.org When Aroldo Garcia learned that the operations base for a major offshore wind project was coming to his Brooklyn neighborhood, he thought about the jobs it could provide for his family members and friends who worked as handymen and contractors, and for others who didn't have work at all. | The project promised to bring more than a thousand new jobs to a waterfront site in Sunset Park, a largely immigrant, working-class community where many residents have struggled to keep up with the rising cost of living. It was, he thought, exactly the type of development people had been waiting for. | "These are not service ty…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Biden to Meet House GOP Leader This Week to Mend 'Frosty Ties', Report Says. sputniknews.com Kevin McCarthy first called for a meeting with President Joe Biden in a 5 March letter, where the House minority leader focused on the growing surge of unaccompanied migrant children emerging at the US' southern border.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Texas Sheriff Slams Biden Admin for 'Forcing' National Guard to Clean Up Trash After Immigrants. sputniknews.com As the situation with the surging numbers of immigrants on the US-Mexico border is called "a crisis" by many, neither US President Joe Biden nor his vice president, Kamala Harris, have yet to visit the region, for which both have faced criticism.

John Feffer (2021-05-10). Immigrants to the Rescue. counterpunch.org Germany faces a major crisis. The German birth rate is considerably below what's needed to replace the population. German seniors, meanwhile, are living longer and drawing more on state resources for their pensions and health care. There are basically two ways out of this demographic crisis. First of all, Germany could boost its birth rate.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-10). Colombia: 12 Wounded in Shooting Targeting Indigenous Minga. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (CRIC) holds press conference at the Universidad del Valle, in Cali. May 10, 2021. Photo: CRIC Twelve members of an indigenous Minga were injured, at least four with serious bullet wounds, after being shot by armed men in plain clothing on Sunday afternoon in the city of Cali,…

Staff (2021-05-10). Demonstrations Around the World in Solidarity with Colombian People and Against Duque's Repressive Regime. orinocotribune.com The heavy repression against protesters in Colombia has become a matter of global outrage. Demonstrations are being held in cities around the world in solidarity with the Colombian people and against the repressive regime of the Colombian President Iván Duque. Colombians living in different countries organized these events over the last week in some of the largest cities of Latin America, United States, and Europe. | The intense repression unleashed by the Colombian authorities against protesters has already caused 26 deaths according to the Ombudsman's Office or 47 deaths according to social organizations of the…

Dan Cohen (2021-05-10). Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike. mintpressnews.com Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-10). Venezuela's COVID-19 Brief for Sunday: 1,321 Cases, 11 Deaths and 91% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com Venezuela reached the 420th day of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic this Sunday, May 9. The country registered 1,321 new cases in the last 24 hours; of them 1,318 were cases of community-transmission and 3 were imported. Eleven deaths were also registered, as reported the executive vice president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account. | With this, the country accumulated a total of 207,870 infections and 2,291 deaths from the disease in 420 days. Among them, 14,811 cases reportedly remain active, with 8,779 patients receiving care in hospitals, 5,401 in comprehensive diagnosis cente…

Panama Jackson (2021-05-10). De La Soul's Classic Album De La Soul Is Dead Is Turning 30. It Was The First Album I Fell In Love With. verysmartbrothas.theroot.com You never forget your first love. |

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