2021-05-09: News Headlines

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-09). President Maduro Criticizes Officials who end up Becoming 'Little Kings' — Lácteos Los Andes. orinocotribune.com All public servants, elected by vote or designated by the president of the Republic, must govern in response to the needs of the people and not become "little kings," said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | This Friday, May 7, during the inauguration of the presidential council of the popular government of the working class, President Maduro reiterated that one of the priority tasks of the vice-presidency for Social and Territorial Socialism, headed by Eduardo Piñate, is precisely to govern with the forces of the Popular Power. | "It cannot be that a mayor, a governor, a president is elected, that one is name…

Eduardo Paz Rada (2021-05-09). Dos cumbres regionales para enfrentar al imperialismo. globalizacion.ca Ante la necesidad de dar pasos adelante en la recuperación de los proyectos emancipadores de los pueblos de América Latina y el Caribe y en un momento histórico de fuertes disputas geopolíticas y de control de territorios y riquezas en…

Editor2 (2021-05-09). Cuba Migrating to Open Source Platforms. orinocotribune.com The use of open source platforms and Cuban software will strengthen our industry, technological sovereignty, and information security | The technical migration toward open source platforms and the consistent use of nationally produced software and applications in the country is not only a change needed to strengthen the Cuban industry, but is also key to strengthening our technological sovereignty and information security. | This is why the Ministry of Communications established Resolution 141/2020 outlining general guidelines to make this process viable within Central State Administration bodies and agencies, th…

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-08). Leopoldo López Condemns Protests in Colombia from Luxury Condo in Madrid: Having Duque 'is a Privilege'. orinocotribune.com Regarding the bloody repression in Colombia against peaceful demonstrators, there are several aspects that are astonishing. In addition to the vicious will of its police officers to impose order through questionable means, there is an occurrence that surpasses them: Leopoldo López's condemnation of violence—but not the violence of Colombia's repressive forces. | The Venezuelan, who is known for his marked vocation for violence, released a statement whose reading produces enormous cognitive dissonance. | These are five paragraphs of an unknown version of Leopoldo López, at least to Venezuelans. The politicia…

Editor2 (2021-05-08). Colombia an Imperial Beachhead: The War of the Colombian Oligarchy and Duque against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Mison Verdad — May 4, 2021 | One year after it sought to invade Venezuela and capture President Nicolás Maduro with Operation Gideón, the Colombian government continues to participate in conspiracies planned in Washington to bring about regime change in Caracas. | Since 2018, when the attempted assassination of President Maduro and the Venezuelan military high command was thwarted with the use of explosive drones, Bogotá's willingness to serve as an operational base to plan attacks against Venezuela has been confirmed with every step it takes and laid bare before the international media and diplomatic sho…

Staff (2021-05-08). Cuba Denounces Colombia's 'Hostile' Gesture in the Expulsion of Diplomat. orinocotribune.com Amidst the continued internal crisis in Colombia caused by the ongoing anti-government protests and the heavy police repression, the Colombian authorities decided to declare a Cuban diplomat as persona non grata on charges of exercising "activities not compatible" with his diplomatic post. | On Friday, May 7, the Cuban Foreign Ministry described the expulsion of its embassy's first secretary in Colombia, Omar Rafael García, as unjustified and hostile. García was declared as persona non grata by the Colombian government. | In a message published on its official website, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINRE…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-08). Venezuela's Delcy Rodriguez Provides More Details About Bot Campaign (ICC). orinocotribune.com A big data investigation carried out by independent experts determined that local and international right-wing elements used social media networks to carry out a campaign of media denigration and defamation against Venezuela on the issue of human rights, with the result that the South American nation is now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "They want to classify [them as] international crimes without them having been committed," said the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, in a press conference broadcast this Friday, May 7 by state-owned Venezolana de…

WSWS (2021-05-08). The Indian ruling elite's criminal response to the pandemic—a global catastrophe. wsws.org Whilst the mass of the population is condemned to want, hunger and death, a tiny minority gorge on wealth that would put the Mughals or even the more rapacious British colonial East India Company to shame.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Study Tracked Large Sharks During Hurricanes. eurasiareview.com A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes. | The researchers analyzed acoustic tag data from tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier), bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran) before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. They found that they behaved differently by species and location. | For example, in response t…

Alicia Jrapko (2021-05-08). The Importance of Being in the Plaza of the Revolution on May 1. orinocotribune.com By Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell — May 1, 2021 | There is nothing quite like celebrating May 1 in the Plaza of the Revolution with the people of Cuba. It merges honoring the workers of the world with the Cuban Revolution in a unique and resounding way because the setting is in a society that puts the health and welfare of the workers ahead of all else. A place where there is no corporate royalty, no greedy Wall Street gangsters. | For those of us in the international solidarity movement, going to May 1 in Cuba is like a revolutionary pilgrimage to get a glimpse at a better world being made possible and to…

Editor2 (2021-05-08). Days Against Homophobia and Transphobia Began in Cuba. orinocotribune.com HAVANA, Cuba, May 5 (ACN) With the purpose of contributing to the development of comprehensive education on sexuality and the recognition and guarantee of the sexual rights of all people, the 14th edition of the Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia began on Tuesday, scheduled to last until May 31. | Specialists from the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), who coordinate and organize the activities together with civil society institutions and the Cuban State, in a press conference said that this year the awareness-raising actions are framed in the process of modification of the Family Code,…

Georgina Ferry (2021-05-08). [Perspectives] Monica Lewin: surgeon to victims of political violence in Jamaica. thelancet.com At the height of the political unrest that rocked Jamaica's capital, Kingston, during the 1960s and 1970s, many of the injured brought to Kingston Public Hospital found themselves cared for by the expert hands of surgeon Monica Lewin. Her career illustrates the combination of high parental expectations, sympathetic mentorship, and personal determination that often underlies extraordinary achievement by people from under-represented groups. For most of Lewin's life, there were few female consultant surgeons, and she was one of the first in her country.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). African Wild Dog: An Ambassador For World's Largest Terrestrial Conservation Area. eurasiareview.com Dispersal is an important process governing the persistence of wild animal populations. Upon reaching sexual maturity, individuals usually disperse from their natal home range to search for suitable habitat and mates for reproduction. As such, dispersal promotes gene flow among populations, allows rescuing small and isolated populations, and enables the colonization of unoccupied habitats. In human-dominated landscapes, however, dispersing animals find it increasingly difficult to cross densely populated areas that separate suitable habitats. For this reason, the identification and preservation of wildlife cor…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Exploring health care disparities in minority populations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In recognition of National Minority Health Month, a number of Mayo Clinic experts participated in a virtual Mayo Clinic media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the topics discussed: …

sputniknews (2021-05-08). California Population Posts Decline for the First Time in Recorded History. sputniknews.com The population growth of the United States' most populous state has slowed significantly in recent years as people and businesses flee high taxes and property costs.

David N Durrheim (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Thwarting the inverse care law through immunisation. thelancet.com The Lancet appropriately celebrated the late Julian Tudor Hart (1927—2018) who is recognised for suggesting the inverse care law (ICL) 50 years ago and astutely observed that "the availability of good medical or social care tends to vary inversely with the need of the population served".1 Richard Cookson and colleagues2 provided a disquieting companion global assessment of the pervasive reality of the ICL in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), evidenced by immensely patchy progress towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC), which the UN General Assembly committed to in December, 2012.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Declaring that France must "live with the virus," Macron ends limited lockdown. wsws.org There is an attempt to desensitize the population to mass death, which is presented as inevitable, and not the result of well-defined policies that can be opposed and rejected.

Edward Corcoran* (2021-05-08). Re-Engaging Russia — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Russian realignment offers the biggest opportunity to dramatically transform the international situation in the immediate future. A cooperative relationship between Russia and the Industrialized World could be a highly visible example of democratic development, strongly undercutting Chinese promotion of autocracy and minimizing cyber intrusions. It would also significantly reduce requirements for military forces, including a potential for major reductions in nuclear weapons. Diplomatically, collaboration with Russia could help resolve confrontations in Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Syria and Myanma…

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2021-05-08: News Headlines

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-08). Leopoldo López Condemns Protests in Colombia from Luxury Condo in Madrid: Having Duque 'is a Privilege'. orinocotribune.com Regarding the bloody repression in Colombia against peaceful demonstrators, there are several aspects that are astonishing. In addition to the vicious will of its police officers to impose order through questionable means, there is an occurrence that surpasses them: Leopoldo López's condemnation of violence—but not the violence of Colombia's repressive forces. | The Venezuelan, who is known for his marked vocation for violence, released a statement whose reading produces enormous cognitive dissonance. | These are five paragraphs of an unknown version of Leopoldo López, at least to Venezuelans. The politicia…

Editor2 (2021-05-08). Colombia an Imperial Beachhead: The War of the Colombian Oligarchy and Duque against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Mison Verdad — May 4, 2021 | One year after it sought to invade Venezuela and capture President Nicolás Maduro with Operation Gideón, the Colombian government continues to participate in conspiracies planned in Washington to bring about regime change in Caracas. | Since 2018, when the attempted assassination of President Maduro and the Venezuelan military high command was thwarted with the use of explosive drones, Bogotá's willingness to serve as an operational base to plan attacks against Venezuela has been confirmed with every step it takes and laid bare before the international media and diplomatic sho…

Staff (2021-05-08). Cuba Denounces Colombia's 'Hostile' Gesture in the Expulsion of Diplomat. orinocotribune.com Amidst the continued internal crisis in Colombia caused by the ongoing anti-government protests and the heavy police repression, the Colombian authorities decided to declare a Cuban diplomat as persona non grata on charges of exercising "activities not compatible" with his diplomatic post. | On Friday, May 7, the Cuban Foreign Ministry described the expulsion of its embassy's first secretary in Colombia, Omar Rafael García, as unjustified and hostile. García was declared as persona non grata by the Colombian government. | In a message published on its official website, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINRE…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-08). Venezuela's Delcy Rodriguez Provides More Details About Bot Campaign (ICC). orinocotribune.com A big data investigation carried out by independent experts determined that local and international right-wing elements used social media networks to carry out a campaign of media denigration and defamation against Venezuela on the issue of human rights, with the result that the South American nation is now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "They want to classify [them as] international crimes without them having been committed," said the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, in a press conference broadcast this Friday, May 7 by state-owned Venezolana de…

WSWS (2021-05-08). The Indian ruling elite's criminal response to the pandemic—a global catastrophe. wsws.org Whilst the mass of the population is condemned to want, hunger and death, a tiny minority gorge on wealth that would put the Mughals or even the more rapacious British colonial East India Company to shame.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Study Tracked Large Sharks During Hurricanes. eurasiareview.com A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes. | The researchers analyzed acoustic tag data from tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier), bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran) before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. They found that they behaved differently by species and location. | For example, in response t…

Alicia Jrapko (2021-05-08). The Importance of Being in the Plaza of the Revolution on May 1. orinocotribune.com By Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell — May 1, 2021 | There is nothing quite like celebrating May 1 in the Plaza of the Revolution with the people of Cuba. It merges honoring the workers of the world with the Cuban Revolution in a unique and resounding way because the setting is in a society that puts the health and welfare of the workers ahead of all else. A place where there is no corporate royalty, no greedy Wall Street gangsters. | For those of us in the international solidarity movement, going to May 1 in Cuba is like a revolutionary pilgrimage to get a glimpse at a better world being made possible and to…

Editor2 (2021-05-08). Days Against Homophobia and Transphobia Began in Cuba. orinocotribune.com HAVANA, Cuba, May 5 (ACN) With the purpose of contributing to the development of comprehensive education on sexuality and the recognition and guarantee of the sexual rights of all people, the 14th edition of the Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia began on Tuesday, scheduled to last until May 31. | Specialists from the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), who coordinate and organize the activities together with civil society institutions and the Cuban State, in a press conference said that this year the awareness-raising actions are framed in the process of modification of the Family Code,…

Georgina Ferry (2021-05-08). [Perspectives] Monica Lewin: surgeon to victims of political violence in Jamaica. thelancet.com At the height of the political unrest that rocked Jamaica's capital, Kingston, during the 1960s and 1970s, many of the injured brought to Kingston Public Hospital found themselves cared for by the expert hands of surgeon Monica Lewin. Her career illustrates the combination of high parental expectations, sympathetic mentorship, and personal determination that often underlies extraordinary achievement by people from under-represented groups. For most of Lewin's life, there were few female consultant surgeons, and she was one of the first in her country.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Declaring that France must "live with the virus," Macron ends limited lockdown. wsws.org There is an attempt to desensitize the population to mass death, which is presented as inevitable, and not the result of well-defined policies that can be opposed and rejected.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Exploring health care disparities in minority populations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In recognition of National Minority Health Month, a number of Mayo Clinic experts participated in a virtual Mayo Clinic media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the topics discussed: …

David N Durrheim (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Thwarting the inverse care law through immunisation. thelancet.com The Lancet appropriately celebrated the late Julian Tudor Hart (1927—2018) who is recognised for suggesting the inverse care law (ICL) 50 years ago and astutely observed that "the availability of good medical or social care tends to vary inversely with the need of the population served".1 Richard Cookson and colleagues2 provided a disquieting companion global assessment of the pervasive reality of the ICL in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), evidenced by immensely patchy progress towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC), which the UN General Assembly committed to in December, 2012.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). African Wild Dog: An Ambassador For World's Largest Terrestrial Conservation Area. eurasiareview.com Dispersal is an important process governing the persistence of wild animal populations. Upon reaching sexual maturity, individuals usually disperse from their natal home range to search for suitable habitat and mates for reproduction. As such, dispersal promotes gene flow among populations, allows rescuing small and isolated populations, and enables the colonization of unoccupied habitats. In human-dominated landscapes, however, dispersing animals find it increasingly difficult to cross densely populated areas that separate suitable habitats. For this reason, the identification and preservation of wildlife cor…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). California Population Posts Decline for the First Time in Recorded History. sputniknews.com The population growth of the United States' most populous state has slowed significantly in recent years as people and businesses flee high taxes and property costs.

Edward Corcoran* (2021-05-08). Re-Engaging Russia — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Russian realignment offers the biggest opportunity to dramatically transform the international situation in the immediate future. A cooperative relationship between Russia and the Industrialized World could be a highly visible example of democratic development, strongly undercutting Chinese promotion of autocracy and minimizing cyber intrusions. It would also significantly reduce requirements for military forces, including a potential for major reductions in nuclear weapons. Diplomatically, collaboration with Russia could help resolve confrontations in Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Syria and Myanma…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Cuba Rejects the Expulsion of Its Diplomat from Colombia. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MINREX) Friday rejected Colombia's decision to declare the Cuban First Secretary in Bogota Omar Garcia a persona non grata in this Latin American country. | RELATED: | "We have summoned the Colombian ambassador in Havana to convey our energetic rejection of the decision taken by his country on Thursday night," MINREX Director General for Latin American Affairs Eugenio Martinez tweeted.

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-07). 'Super Mustache' Strikes Back: Right Wing Could Not Resist Temptation to Blame Venezuela for Colombia's Uprising (+ 'Dissipated Molecular Revolution'). orinocotribune.com Although Colombia is ablaze with massive protests everywhere and brutal police repression, its politicians and media could not resist the temptation to blame Venezuela for the social unrest. Of course, this also made it much easier to avoid addressing Colombia's system—the disastrous management of the COVID-19 pandemic, horrific police brutality, and neoliberalism—as the cause of the uprising. | On social media networks, the defenders of Colombia's "imperfect democracy" justified the repression as the way to prevent their country from "ending up like Venezuela." | A week into the strike and demonstrat…

Graham Peebles (2021-05-07). GDP Versus Lasting Growth Rooted In Love — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In what feels like a throwback to another era, banks and big business are once again talking about 'growth', and economic development. Both of which amount to the same thing to the men and women of money — profit. | After over a year of utter turmoil, death, illness, heartache, social and economic lockdowns, some nations — the wealthy nations who, unlike poor countries, have been able to stock-pile vaccinations and immunize there populations, are opening up. The impact Covid has had on their coffers has been measured and, as the twisted wheels of consumerism begin to churn again, they are evaluatin…

TransConflict (2021-05-07). Cyprus: Toward A Non-Territorial Con-Federation? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Rene Wadlow* | Cyprus has been divided between Greek and Turkish Cypriots since 1974, Turkish Cypriots in the north, Greek Cypriots in the south with a U.N. monitored buffer zone separating the two. There are still some 40,000 Turkish troops in the Turkish Cypriot area. The U.N. peacekeeping mission (UNFICYP) has been in Cyprus since 1964 when bad rioting among the Greek and Turkish populations was an indicator that things could get worse and lead to hostilities between Greece and Turkey themselves. | The complex political situation has three States as "guarantor powers" — the United Kingdom which was…

Paul Goble (2021-05-07). Russia Can Recover Only If Moscow Addresses Problems Of Middle Class And The Poor — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have acted as if they can address the impact of the pandemic on the population adequately if they come up with new programs for the poorest strata of Russians. But in fact, the economic crisis is hitting the middle class hard, and the regime must develop programs to help it as well, Yaroslav Kuzminov says. | Up to now, the rector of Moscow's Higher School of Economics says, the government has supported production and given some aid to the very poorest groups, but it has not supported members of the middle class with new programs who in many cases have lost their source…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-07). Venezuela's Popular Democracy Under Siege: A Conversation with Elías Jaua. libya360.wordpress.com Cira Pascual Marquina Politician and intellectual Elías Jaua served under Chávez as agriculture minister and vice president. Under Nicolás Maduro's presidency, he has been minister of foreign affairs, of communes, and of education. Now Jaua belongs to the PSUV direction, and he frequently writes about Venezuela, defending the country from imperialist attacks and speaking up…

Staff (2021-05-07). Venezuela & ALBA-TCP Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Saint Vincent & the Grenadines. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan Navy, in conjunction with Civil Protection (PC), traveled to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and completed the first phase of humanitarian aid delivery, following the emergency caused by the activity of the La Soufrière volcano. | The work was recognized by the executive secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, in the company of the president of the Bank of ALBA, Raúl Li Causi, who thanked the solidarity of Venezuela and the member countries of the regional body. | En acto de agradecimiento a la tripulación del buque de l…

Staff (2021-05-07). Less-Educated Workers Were Hardest Hit in Recession. That Hasn't Changed. truthout.org The April employment report was considerably weaker than had generally been expected, with the economy adding just 266,000 jobs. Furthermore, the prior two months numbers were revised down by 78,000. The unemployment rate edged up to 6.1 percent, but this was entirely due to more people entering the labor force. The employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) also edged up by 0.1 percentage point to 57.9 percent. That is still 2.9 percentage points below its average for 2019. | Performance Across Sec…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-07). In Kerala, the present is dominated by the future. mronline.org Kerala, a state in the Indian union with a population of 35 million, 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. | May 7, 2021…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-07). In Kerala, the Present Is Dominated by the Future. zcomm.org Kerala, a state in the Indian union with a population of 35 million, has re-elected the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to lead the government for another five years…

_____ (2021-05-07). In Kerala, The Present Is Dominated By The Future. popularresistance.org Kerala, a state in the Indian union with a population of 35 million, 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 Left and give the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, Pinarayi Vijayan, a second term in office as the Chief Minister. Health Minister K. K. Shailaja, popularly known as Shailaja Teacher, won her re-election with a record-breaking tally of over 60,000 votes, far exceeding her closest co…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Brazil: Belem, Sao Paolo Negotiate To Obtain Cuba's Soberana 02. telesurenglish.net "In the last few days talks (about Soberana) began between the government of Bélem (under the administration of Socialist Congressman Edmilson Rodrigues) and the Cuban Embassy" in Brasilia, Medeiros told Fórum magazine. | RELATED: | A dispatch from Prensa Latina reports that the head of PSOL appreciates this step among the alternatives to immunize the people, particularly those of hat capital city, one which has received the l…

Staff (2021-05-07). Díaz-Canel holds telephone conversation with Xi Jinping. en.cubadebate.cu Comrade Xi Jinping congratulated his Cuban counterpart on his election as First Secretary of the Party Central Committee; recognized the historical contributions of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz; and noted Cuba's progress in the construction of socialism, while reiterating the high importance and priority afforded by China to further developing the countries' bilateral relations. The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, held a cordial, conversation with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). Exploring health care disparities in minority populations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In recognition of National Minority Health Month, a number of Mayo Clinic experts participated in a virtual Mayo Clinic media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the topics discussed: …

MISES (2021-05-07). Three Reasons Why The Biden Tax Increase Makes No Sense — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Daniel Lacalle* | Anyone who believes the "rich" and large corporations will pay for $28 trillion in debt or the $2 trillion in new deficit has a real problem with math. | Biden's announcement of a massive tax increase on businesses and wealthier segments of the population simply makes no sense. The tax hikes will have a significant impact on economic growth, investment, and job creation and do not even scratch the surface of the structural deficit. Even if we believe the gross domestic product growth and revenue estimates announced by the Biden administration, the impact on debt and deficit is negligible.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, which worries about hosting potential fights, has

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, who worries about hosting potential fights, has

The Associated Press (2021-05-07). Grand Jury Indicts Puerto Rico Boxer Félix Verdejo in Death of Keishla Rodríguez. latinorebels.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A grand jury on Thursday indicted Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo in the killing of his pregnant lover, a case potentially eligible for the death penalty.

Staff (2021-05-07). Venezuela's Attorney General's Office Denounces Bot Campaign before the International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 6, Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced that Venezuela's Public Ministry (MP) sent a fourth report to the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to denounce a widely extended and active community on social media networks that uses "fraudulent means" to generate opinions that threaten Venezuela. | In the statement, the Venezuelan prosecutor's office denounced the campaign before the ICC, citing a study carried out by communication experts which determined that a "very small core number of profiles are capable of generating trends on the network, using…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Venezuela: "Almagro and Lima Cartel Promote Lies Against Us" telesurenglish.net Executive Vice President of the Republic Delcy Rodríguez denounced that Venezuela is facing a media lynching against its political and social leaders, as well as the fraudulent use of social networks in campaigns orchestrated in Washington and five governments of the Lima Cartel led by Luis Almagro that attempt to manipulate public opinion against the country.

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