Daily Archives: January 17, 2021

2021-01-17: News Headlines

Chris Gilbert (2021-01-17). How the Left Got Where It Is in Venezuela. counterpunch.org By the end of Hugo Chávez's presidency, a vague social contract had come to exist in Venezuela. It was not unlike the social contract which sustained real socialism for many decades, as described by Michael Lebowitz in his book Contradictions of Real Socialism. Both situations involved a vanguard that guaranteed a certain level of welfare

RT (2021-01-16). 13 Israelis suffer FACIAL PARALYSIS after taking Pfizer Covid jab, amid influx of reports detailing adverse effects. rt.com At least 13 Israelis have experienced facial paralysis after being administered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, a month after the US Food and Drug Administration reported similar issues but said they weren't linked to the jab. | Israel has been hailed for its speedy and efficient mass inoculation program, which has vaccinated a staggering 20 percent of the country's population since the drive For a handful of Israelis, however, the initiative has led to some unexpected health scares. At least 13 people have…

WSWS (2021-01-16). US State Department designates Cuba state sponsor of terrorism. wsws.org The announcement is a continuation of the rollback of Obama's normalization of relations as the island has been hit hard by COVID-19 and a deepening economic crisis.

Article Writer (2021-01-16). Issues Involving Current And Other Vaccines. indybay.org Why does 50% of the population want to be avoid vaccination injections.

teleSUR (2021-01-16). US Places Sanctions on Cuba's Minister & Ministry of Interior. telesurenglish.net Without presenting any evidence, the pretext for this action is the alleged responsibility of the minister of that ministry, General Lázaro àÅlvarez Casas, in alleged violations of human rights, a pretext that the US government repeatedly uses to justify its actions against countries that do not surrender to its dictates. | RELATED: | According to an official statement by the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the measure is ad…

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Venezuela Offers Oxygen to Attend COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday informed that his country will provide oxygen to Brazil so it can face Manaus city's health emergency. | RELATED: | "On instructions from President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela will support the brotherly Brazilian people. For our nation, solidarity is a duty," Arreaza tweeted. | On Thursday, Amazon State's governor Wilson Lima thanked the solidarity gesture that will end the…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-01-15). Here We Go Again: Botching the Vaccine Rollout. counterpunch.org At the rate we're vaccinating against covid in the U.S., it will take 10 years for the entire population to receive shots. To counter this, on January 12, the Trump regime announced that it would expand vaccination, regardless of whether second doses are available. Biden had earlier said he would do this too. The reasons

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-15). Venezuela sends oxygen tanks to the Brazilian Amazonas state amid COVID-19 surge. peoplesdispatch.org The sudden surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state has caused a collapse in the public health system with a lack of ICU beds and oxygen…

Dr. Ari Joffe (2021-01-15). COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic in 2020. In response, most countries in the world implemented lockdowns, restricting their population's movements, work, education, gatherings, and general activities in …

G. Dunkel (2021-01-15). Imperialist manipulation meets popular resistance in Haiti. workers.org Haiti is by far the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Yet it has a glorious history as the first independent Black republic and the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Also, the Haitian people militantly resisted U.S. occupation from 1915 to 1934 and carried out a . . . |

Cubaminrex (2021-01-15). Firm, absolute condemnation of fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. liberationnews.org The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Cuba condemns in the strongest and most absolute terms the fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, announced by the United States government in a cynical and hypocritical act. For months now, there has been speculation about the possibility of including Cuba in the State Department's …

Cubaminrex (2021-01-15). Condena firme y absoluta a la fraudulenta calificación de Cuba como Estado patrocinador del terrorismo. liberationnews.org El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores condena en los términos más firmes y absolutos la fraudulenta calificación de Cuba como Estado patrocinador del terrorismo, anunciada por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos en acto cínico e hipócrita. Desde hace meses, se viene especulando sobre la posibilidad de incluir a Cuba en la lista unilateral del Departamento …

teleSUR (2021-01-15). Haitian People Demand President Moise's Resignation. telesurenglish.net Haiti's opposition leaders Friday called for nationwide protests to demand President Jovenel Moise's resignation due to the social and political crisis that is shaking the country. | RELATED: | "Moise is clinging to power when the priority must be to promote economic, social, and political development," opposition Democratic and Popular Sectors Coalition's leader Andre Michel said. | "His term is over. It began when Presiden…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-01-14). Venezuelan Oil Industry Continues to Struggle as Private Sector Set to Play Bigger Role. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government is pursuing increased private investment in the oil sector.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-01-14). Review: As Coronavirus Rises Past Three Million, Africa Still Lacks Its Own Vaccine. globalresearch.ca With its large population and fragile health systems, Africa has recorded more than three million Covid-19 cases, still less deadly as compared to other regions in the world, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). …

teleSUR (2021-01-14). Cuba Has Hospital Capacity To Attend To All COVID-19 Patients. telesurenglish.net "We are working with the forecasts that are shared on TV and made by the Dean of the Mathematics Faculty, Raul Guinovart, and based on those, we are creating a higher percentage of the capacities for the attention of patients and the availability of medical personnel," Durán pointed out. | RELATED: | Regarding the PCR tests that travelers must present when they arrive in the country, the doctor pointed out that several c…

Special to People's World (2021-01-14). Chicago's HotHouse presents the Havana Jazz Festival, 5 nights of sizzling music. peoplesworld.org Following the July Concert for Cuba, successfully produced by the Chicago-based non-profit arts presenter HotHouse, and viewed by more than 10 million people online, the Institute of Cuban Music invited Marguerite Horberg and Raul Cuza to return and create a special online stream for this year's edition of the iconic Jazz Plaza — The Havana …

teleSUR (2021-01-14). Haiti: Poor Neighborhoods' Schools Close Due to Violence. telesurenglish.net Haiti's cimmunity organization Koz Pa'm reported that schools in Port-au-Prince's poor neighborhoods have closed due to the rise of criminal gangs. | RELATED: | In the Carrefour Feuilles and Solino areas, children are joining armed groups and are committing banditry due to lack of access to education. | "Children are in vulnerable conditions. The unsafe environment drags them into violence," stated Koz Pa'm, an NGO helping minors with violent be…