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2021-06-16: News Headlines

A Guest Author (2021-06-16). The case of Alex Saab. workers.org By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris Facing the possible extradition to the U.S. of a Venezuelan diplomat on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab on June 3 flew to Cabo Verde, where Saab is imprisoned. This island archipelago . . . |

Editor2 (2021-06-16). Medicine, the Pandemic and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. orinocotribune.com By Girish Phonde — Jun 14, 2021 | It is critical to understand why the poor become victims of any disease or outbreak. Social medicine in Latin America, Guevara's legacy, provides some answers. | It is evident that Cuba, a small island nation in the Caribbean, managed the Covid-19 pandemic better than countries with vast territories, such as the United States or India. It is because the revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara laid the foundations for

_____ (2021-06-16). US nonprofit arts, culture organizations have lost estimated $17.3 billion in pandemic. popularresistance.org In fact, the suffering of the population continues, long- and short-term physical and economic suffering. For example, Feeding America reports that more than 50 million people in the US experienced food insecurity in 2020, up from 35 million in 2019, while more than 42 million face the same condition this year. A new study also indicates that one-third of Americans planning to retire now say the pandemic has delayed their retirement.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-16). 6/15/21 Israel Bombs Gaza, Palestine Breaking Cease Fire. indybay.org The 4th largest military in the world thanks to US taxpayers giving $4 billion a year above the table to the American military base, apartheid settler colony known as Israel is at this moment bombing the open air prison known as Gaza, a part of Palestine, which population of 1.7 million is 45% children, and has no military and no air raid shelters. See twitter.com/hashtag/FreePalestine?src=hashtag_click | twitter.com/hashtag/SaveGaza?src=hashtag_click

_____ (2021-06-16). Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba a Priority. popularresistance.org This initiative is in response to the dire economic situation in Cuba, where the economy shrank by 11 percent last year — Cuba's worst economic downturn since the early 1990s, when the country was left reeling from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc. The present economic meltdown is largely a result of the COVID-induced shutdown of the tourist industry and a tightening of the embargo under Trump.

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-16). International webinar pays tribute to Ramsey Clark. workers.org Ramsey Clark, human rights fighter and former U.S. Attorney General, who died April 9 at age 93, was memorialized by hundreds of people, from the U.S. and worldwide, who attended an international webinar June 13. Ramsey Clark and current Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, 2006 in New York City The program . . . |

Staff (2021-06-16). Simón Bolívar Study Center to Inaugurate Carabobo XXI Century International Forum Today. orinocotribune.com The Simón Bolívar Study Center will hold the Carabobo International XXI Century Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, from June 16 to June 18, to discuss the "Challenges of Independence." This was informed by the president of the Simón Bolívar Center, Alejandro López, via a telephone interview during the Punto de Encuentro TV broadcast of Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | According to López, the forum will feature "a group of national and international speakers, who will expound on the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo, which will be conducive to a lively debate and reflection around this important historical event f…

Brandon Stout (2021-06-16). Privatization destroys Puerto Rico's energy grid. liberationnews.org Ricardo Santos Ramos, former President of the Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union of Puerto Rico, gave a report June 13 at a meeting organized by the Detroit Party for Socialism and Liberation about how neo-liberal and colonial policy has crippled the electrical grid of Puerto Rico. UTIER is an influential and radical labor union leading the fight against privatization of the grid.

Eds. (2021-06-16). Outrage as COVAX reports blocked vaccine payments, U.S. sanctions blamed. mronline.org Venezuela's efforts at the Copa America football tournament have also been derailed after 15 players and staffers caught the virus, prompting calls for an investigation. | June 16, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-06-16). Nicaragua: CIA Attempting A Coup Through US Agencies And Foundations. popularresistance.org Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. | The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that is now generated with 70+% green energy; International financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Development Bank and The Central American Bank for Economic Integration praise Nicaragua for its excellent, efficient project execution. it has one of the best health systems in Latin America praised by the International Monetary Fund, with 20 new state of the art hospitals since 2007 achievin…

Latino Rebels (2021-06-16). VIDEO: Second Set of Legislative Hearings About Puerto Rico's Status Bills. latinorebels.com Here we go again.

Staff (2021-06-16). Congressman McGovern Admits the United States Uses Venezuelan Lives as 'Bargaining Chips'. orinocotribune.com A US congressman has asked the US President Joe Biden to "correct the course of US policy" towards Venezuela and lift all the sanctions against the South American country. | "I think the time has come to correct the course of US policy towards Venezuela," wrote Democrat Congressman Jim McGovern in a The Massachusetts legislator condemned the sanctions that have been imposed on the Venezuelan oil industry, on its…

Staff (2021-06-16). Venezuela Denounces Before FAO 83.7% Drop in Food Imports due to Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Food, Carlos Leal Tellería, decried this Tuesday that food imports in Venezuela have fallen by 83.7% due to the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the South American country by the United States and Europe. He made this comment during his speech at the 42nd conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). | "These measures [the sanctions] have caused a 83.7 % drop in food imports, thus preventing the international procurement of raw produce, manufactured goods and inputs for agricultural production, as well as sanctioning most international and national…

Pablo Manríquez (2021-06-16). Supporters of Puerto Rico Statehood Gather on Capitol Hill Before Key House Hearing. latinorebels.com About 50 Puerto Rico statehood supporters gathered Tuesday in Union Square on Capitol Hill to support H.R. 1522, the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act.

_____ (2021-06-15). US Abduction Of Venezuelan Diplomat, A Global Challenge. popularresistance.org With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa is one of the smallest, poorest, and geographically isolated countries in the world. | The international human rights delegation did not gain Alex Saab's freedom. They were even denied a visit with him. But breakthroughs were made raising the visibility of the case, which involves enormous political, legal, and moral i…

teleSUR (2021-06-15). UN Calls on Haitian Armed Gangs To Halt Violence. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Office in Haiti called on armed gangs to stop aggressions against citizens and allow access to humanitarian aid to populations in need. | RELATED: | On Monday a tense situation reigned for several hours on Toussaint Louverture Boulevard, which leads to the Port-au-Prince Airport, after an armed gang attacked a car dealership. | In recent months, Haiti has faced a dramatic increase in gang warfare, murders, robberies, rapes, an…

Pierre LeBlanc (2021-06-15). Canada-Hosted Donors' Conference: Venezuelaphobia at the Service of the Billionaire Class. orinocotribune.com By Pierre LeBlanc — Jun 13, 2021 | The Canadian government has proudly announced that it is hosting an International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on June 17, 2021. Once again, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, at the beckoning of their corporate giant and US State Department ventriloquists, are orchestrating this well worn albeit disingenuous "humanitarian aid" charade. It is but another chapter in the 20-year-long US-led litany of failed attempts at overthrowing a duly elected government and grinding into a pulp Venezuelans'

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-15). Genocide and War Crimes: The Effects of "Sanctions" Against Syria. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad In Venezuela we have experienced the direct offensive of U.S. unilateral coercive measures (UCM) first hand. But we are not the only country that has been a victim of the financial-economic-commercial criminality of the United States and its "partners", nor the last to suffer its consequences. Other peoples in their struggle of resistance…

Staff (2021-06-15). Vaccine Refusal in Trump Country Makes It a Sitting Duck for COVID Delta Variant. truthout.org Great Britain had great plans for June 21. English citizens had been calling it "Freedom Day," the day that nation's COVID restrictions would be lifted after the pandemic's long siege. A well-managed vaccine rollout has more than half the population fully inoculated, and everything appeared to be moving in the right direction. | Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 variant dubbed "Delta," however, the U.K.'s plans have changed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed "Freedom Day" for anot…

teleSUR (2021-06-15). Barbados Gets $60 Million for COVID-19 Interventions. telesurenglish.net The European Investment Bank (EIB) will loan the Barbados government US$60 million to support its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. | Related: | This long-term financing will strengthen the national emergency system by targeting both medical care and efforts to limit the spread of the virus. | EIB Vice President Ricardo Mourinho stated the partnership between Barbados and his organization would help protect vulnerable groups against the impact of the pandemic…

teleSUR (2021-06-15). G7 Vaccine Donation Is Not Enough To Fight COVID-19, WHO Says. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) described the donation of 870 million COVID-19 vaccines by the Group of Seven (G7) as insufficient to fight the pandemic globally. | Related: | This organization estimates that at least 11,000 million doses are required to vaccinate 70 percent of the world's population. | WHO's director Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus sentenced that G7, which integrates the main world economies, could…

Peter Koenig (2021-06-15). Depopulation and the mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca In the Global South, despair, without shelter, no food — often leading to suicide and if not to death by famine. However, those few billionaires on top, who pretend soon be ruling the One World Order, increased their combined fortune in just a few months by some 200 billion dollars.

teleSUR (2021-06-15). Cuba Reports Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases to Date. telesurenglish.net Cuba woke up this Tuesday with 30,834 patients admitted: 5,718 suspected, 17,698 under surveillance and 7,418 confirmed (active cases), "70 more than the previous day, which had already been a high figure." | Of the 7,418 active cases, 7,257 are clinically stable. A total of 161 confirmed patients are being treated in intensive care: 62 are critical and 99 severe. | RELATED: | During this Monday, 19,862 PCR samples…

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba begins Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in pediatric ages. en.cubadebate.cu Cuba has begun on Monday phases I/II of the clinical trials of its Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus Covid-19 vaccines on Children and teenagers, with two doses of the former and one of the later. Approved on June 10 by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), this trials that will take place at the Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana will be sequential, open and adaptive for three to 18 years of age.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba keeps solidarity movement for blood donation. en.cubadebate.cu President Miguel Díaz-Canel underlined on Monday that Cuba keeps its solidarity movement to save lives through blood donations despite the impact of Covid-19. In his account in twitter, the president remembered the World Blood Donor ¥s Day, celebrated today. Covid-19, having stopped so many things, has not being able to stop this solidarity movement in Cuba, he wrote.

Staff (2021-06-15). International Criminal Court (ICC) Charges Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On June 8, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ( ICC ), Fatou Bensouda, declared that the preliminary investigation carried out against Nicolás Maduro for crimes against humanity could be declared admissible in the coming days. | This announcement raised the alert of a new attack against Venezuelan authorities, who have observed discriminatory and unequal treatment by the ICC in comparison to that received by other countries which are also under preliminary examination. | Bensouda said that she hopes to announce the course of the investigation against the Venezuelan president before the end of her…

teleSUR (2021-06-15). Venezuela and Red Cross Reach Agreement on Family Reunification. telesurenglish.net During the agreement signing, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza thanked ICRC's representation in the country for always showing its willingness to assist Venezuela in the most sensitive areas and the most vulnerable populations. | RELATED: | Arreaza stated that Venezuela's migration problems in recent years had been related to the geopolitical strategy implemented by external actors against the Bolivaria…

Editor2 (2021-06-15). The Bombing of Cubana Flight 455: Interview with Filmmaker Enrique Berumen. orinocotribune.com On October 6, 1976, Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 took off from Barbados en route to Jamaica. It soon disappeared from the radar screens. An investigation by various aviation agencies, including the Cuban government, determined that the airliner was tragically blown up in midair. Two hidden explosive devices had been placed on the airplane. When the bombs detonated, the plane was ripped apart and plummeted into the ocean below. | Everyone aboard perished: 73 passengers and crew died in this atrocious act of terrorism. Innocent men, women, and children lost their lives, including the entire Cuban Olympic fencing t…

_____ (2021-06-15). Truthful Accounts — A View From Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Efforts to depict journalism as if it ever existed in the idealized form of its propagandists have become increasingly ridiculous. Journalism, like accountancy, is just another sub-category of reporting. Like accountancy and other reporting activities, journalistic reporting can be good or bad, exceptional or mediocre, honest or criminal. Among the most insidious fables people in the West tell themselves is that European and North American countries promote honest reporting and freedom of expression. However, countries from Libya, Iran and Syria to Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela offer undeniable examples of how ab…

Ariel Terrero (2021-06-15). Cuba — Conjuro bancario contra el dólar. globalizacion.ca Dudas, inquietudes, especulaciones, memes y comentarios de todo tipo se han desatado, al suspender el Gobierno de Cuba temporalmente la recepción de dó ≠lares en efectivo en los bancos del país. No faltó algún sesudo medio de prensa europeo que razonó…

Steve Lalla (2021-06-15). #HandsOffVenezuela Monthly Picket Draws Attention to Canada's Role in Blockade of Venezuela. orinocotribune.com June 13 (Special for Orinoco Tribune)—On Friday, June 11, the fourth monthly US/Canada Hands Off Venezuela picket action drew together diplomats, activists and labor organizers from Canada and Venezuela for a discussion about the economic blockade of Venezuela and a protest of the criminal coercive measures imposed by the US and its ally Canada. | The virtual event

Editorial Team (2021-06-15). Outrage in Namibia at Berlin's apology offering. challenge-magazine.org The Nava and Ovaherero people of Namibia have spoken out in outrage against the feeble strings-attached apology the German government has given for the genocide carried out between 1904 and 1908. | Apartheid in the southern African country, which was a German colony between 1884 and 1915, legally ended in 1994. Viewed through an economic lens though, apartheid persists. 44% of land in Namibia is commercially owned, an area of land larger than Germany. Over 70% of the land is owned by whites, who make up only 6% of the population. Groups such as the Landless People's Movement argue that the introduction of libe…

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuban President thanks global solidarity in the face of US blockade. en.cubadebate.cu Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has thanked the international solidarity against the economic, commercial and financial blockade the US imposed on the island's for nearly six decades. On Twitter, the Cuban leader wrote that his country has been lately supported from several nations condemning the outrageous US blockade. 'Our gratitude for joining us in the legitimate defense of our rights,' Díaz-Canel live-tweeted, adding #EliminaElBloqueo.

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2021-06-15: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-06-15). The Bombing of Cubana Flight 455: Interview with Filmmaker Enrique Berumen. orinocotribune.com On October 6, 1976, Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 took off from Barbados en route to Jamaica. It soon disappeared from the radar screens. An investigation by various aviation agencies, including the Cuban government, determined that the airliner was tragically blown up in midair. Two hidden explosive devices had been placed on the airplane. When the bombs detonated, the plane was ripped apart and plummeted into the ocean below. | Everyone aboard perished: 73 passengers and crew died in this atrocious act of terrorism. Innocent men, women, and children lost their lives, including the entire Cuban Olympic fencing t…

Staff (2021-06-15). Vaccine Refusal in Trump Country Makes It a Sitting Duck for COVID Delta Variant. truthout.org Great Britain had great plans for June 21. English citizens had been calling it "Freedom Day," the day that nation's COVID restrictions would be lifted after the pandemic's long siege. A well-managed vaccine rollout has more than half the population fully inoculated, and everything appeared to be moving in the right direction. | Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 variant dubbed "Delta," however, the U.K.'s plans have changed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed "Freedom Day" for anot…

Staff (2021-06-15). Disaster Capitalism: Puerto Rico Plunged into Darkness After Privatization of Electric Utility. democracynow.org More than 1 million people in Puerto Rico were left in the dark this month after power transmission and distribution for the island was taken over by a private company under a 15-year contract. Much of Puerto Rico lost power after a fire at an electrical substation caused a massive blackout just days after the private U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy formally took over management of the island's electric grid from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Many people are still without power or facing ongoing blackouts. "This is a classic example of disaster…

Staff (2021-06-15). International Criminal Court (ICC) Charges Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On June 8, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ( ICC ), Fatou Bensouda, declared that the preliminary investigation carried out against Nicolás Maduro for crimes against humanity could be declared admissible in the coming days. | This announcement raised the alert of a new attack against Venezuelan authorities, who have observed discriminatory and unequal treatment by the ICC in comparison to that received by other countries which are also under preliminary examination. | Bensouda said that she hopes to announce the course of the investigation against the Venezuelan president before the end of her…

Pierre LeBlanc (2021-06-15). Canada-Hosted Donors' Conference: Venezuelaphobia at the Service of the Billionaire Class. orinocotribune.com By Pierre LeBlanc — Jun 13, 2021 | The Canadian government has proudly announced that it is hosting an International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on June 17, 2021. Once again, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, at the beckoning of their corporate giant and US State Department ventriloquists, are orchestrating this well worn albeit disingenuous "humanitarian aid" charade. It is but another chapter in the 20-year-long US-led litany of failed attempts at overthrowing a duly elected government and grinding into a pulp Venezuelans'

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba begins Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in pediatric ages. en.cubadebate.cu Cuba has begun on Monday phases I/II of the clinical trials of its Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus Covid-19 vaccines on Children and teenagers, with two doses of the former and one of the later. Approved on June 10 by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), this trials that will take place at the Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana will be sequential, open and adaptive for three to 18 years of age.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba keeps solidarity movement for blood donation. en.cubadebate.cu President Miguel Díaz-Canel underlined on Monday that Cuba keeps its solidarity movement to save lives through blood donations despite the impact of Covid-19. In his account in twitter, the president remembered the World Blood Donor ¥s Day, celebrated today. Covid-19, having stopped so many things, has not being able to stop this solidarity movement in Cuba, he wrote.

_____ (2021-06-15). Truthful Accounts — A View From Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Efforts to depict journalism as if it ever existed in the idealized form of its propagandists have become increasingly ridiculous. Journalism, like accountancy, is just another sub-category of reporting. Like accountancy and other reporting activities, journalistic reporting can be good or bad, exceptional or mediocre, honest or criminal. Among the most insidious fables people in the West tell themselves is that European and North American countries promote honest reporting and freedom of expression. However, countries from Libya, Iran and Syria to Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela offer undeniable examples of how ab…

Editorial Team (2021-06-15). Outrage in Namibia at Berlin's apology offering. challenge-magazine.org The Nava and Ovaherero people of Namibia have spoken out in outrage against the feeble strings-attached apology the German government has given for the genocide carried out between 1904 and 1908. | Apartheid in the southern African country, which was a German colony between 1884 and 1915, legally ended in 1994. Viewed through an economic lens though, apartheid persists. 44% of land in Namibia is commercially owned, an area of land larger than Germany. Over 70% of the land is owned by whites, who make up only 6% of the population. Groups such as the Landless People's Movement argue that the introduction of libe…

_____ (2021-06-15). US Abduction Of Venezuelan Diplomat, A Global Challenge. popularresistance.org With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa is one of the smallest, poorest, and geographically isolated countries in the world. | The international human rights delegation did not gain Alex Saab's freedom. They were even denied a visit with him. But breakthroughs were made raising the visibility of the case, which involves enormous political, legal, and moral i…

Steve Lalla (2021-06-15). #HandsOffVenezuela Monthly Picket Draws Attention to Canada's Role in Blockade of Venezuela. orinocotribune.com June 13 (Special for Orinoco Tribune)—On Friday, June 11, the fourth monthly US/Canada Hands Off Venezuela picket action drew together diplomats, activists and labor organizers from Canada and Venezuela for a discussion about the economic blockade of Venezuela and a protest of the criminal coercive measures imposed by the US and its ally Canada. | The virtual event

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuban President thanks global solidarity in the face of US blockade. en.cubadebate.cu Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has thanked the international solidarity against the economic, commercial and financial blockade the US imposed on the island's for nearly six decades. On Twitter, the Cuban leader wrote that his country has been lately supported from several nations condemning the outrageous US blockade. 'Our gratitude for joining us in the legitimate defense of our rights,' Díaz-Canel live-tweeted, adding #EliminaElBloqueo.

Staff (2021-06-14). CVG Ferrominera Workers Refurbish Locomotives with National Labor and Technology. orinocotribune.com With the coordination between the workers organized in the Workers' Productive Councils (CPTT) and the retired personnel of the Railroad Management, Venezuelan state company CVG Ferrominera is advancing in its Locomotive Recovery Plan to increase the production and transport of ferrous ore. Locomotive number 1045 has been the first to be put back into operation, the state company reported on its Twitter account @Ferrominera_CVG | With the arrival of spare parts, the 1045 locomotive was the first to receive the components for reincorporation into the ore transport fleet. Progressively other locomotives, eleven (11…

Staff (2021-06-14). Five Hundred Thousand New Sputnik V Vaccines Arrive in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com A batch of 500,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrived this Saturday, June 12, at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. | This is the eighth shipment of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Venezuela from Russia. The batch was flown in by a flight of the Russian airline Azur Air, and was received at the airport by the Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, and the Russian Ambassador to Venezuela, Sergey Melik Bagdasarov. | Alvarado informed that with these new doses "we already have enough vaccines in Venezuela today to vaccinate 13% of…

ANSWER Coalition (2021-06-14). Sunday 6/20: San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org Gather at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

Paul Dobson (2021-06-14). Outrage as COVAX Reports Blocked Vaccine Payments, US Sanctions Blamed. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's efforts at the Copa America football tournament have also been derailed after 15 players and staffers caught the virus, prompting calls for an investigation.

_____ (2021-06-14). Venezuela conference another example of Liberal hypocrisy. popularresistance.org On the one-year anniversary of Canada's defeat in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council the Trudeau government is hosting an International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants. While it may sound like a humanitarian endeavor, it's the latest phase in Canada's multipronged effort to overthrow Nicolás Maduro's government, which has included plotting with the opposition to anoint an alternative president.

_____ (2021-06-14). Venezuela Conference Another Example Of Liberal Hypocrisy. popularresistance.org Was it conscious? Did someone at Global Affairs say, 'we should organize a lofty sounding conference that's a cover for our pro-US and corporate policy on the anniversary of the international community rejecting Trudeau's liberal imperialism'? | On the one-year anniversary of Canada's defeat in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council the Trudeau government is hosting an International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants. While it may sound like a humanitarian endeavor, it's the latest phase in Canada's multipronged effort to overthrow Nicolás Maduro's government…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-14). Global Outcry after Venezuela Financially Blocked from COVAX Initiative. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodríguez announced in a press conference that Venezuela's last payment to the COVAX initiative to acquire vaccines was blocked. The member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), on June 13, rejected the decision of the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS)…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-14). Global outcry after Venezuela financially blocked from COVAX initiative. peoplesdispatch.org Last week, the Venezuelan government announced that the Union Bank of Switzerland blocked its latest payments of 10 million USD towards the COVAX initiative for acquiring COVID-19 vaccines…

Staff (2021-06-14). Family avoids mental fatigue associated with Covid-19 in Cuba. en.cubadebate.cu Professor Olga Esther Infante, from the University of Medical Sciences of Havana, explained that the term 'pandemic exhaustion' is perceived by the Cuban family, a concept coined by the World Health Organization in reference to a state of fatigue, lack of motivation and apathy. Infante specified in a televised conference that this lack of motivation leads to a relaxation of personal self-care and increases the risk of contagion, as well as affectations among group members such as irritability and manifestations of anxiety that can generate conflicts.

Staff (2021-06-14). Uncovered: Parallel Cabinet of Right-Wing Venezuelans Rules El Salvador alongside President Bukele. orinocotribune.com An investigation carried out by the Salvadorian The investigation detailed a hidden structure led by at least 10 Venezuelan advisers, in which their contracts, fees and responsibilities are not available to the public, but are greater than various Salvadoran ministers. | Th…

Editor2 (2021-06-14). Pentagon Gives Ukraine New Military Aid Package Worth $150 Million. orinocotribune.com While crying wolf about Iranian vessels allegedly supplying Venezuela with weapons, the US military continues to send weapon packages to Ukraine, exacerbating a conflict in the autonomous regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, and increasing regional tensions. | The United States is providing Ukraine with another $150 million package of military aid which includes counter-artillery radars and counter-unmanned aerial systems, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Friday. | "Today, the [Defense] Department is announcing a new $150 million package as part of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to help U…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-14). Health minister issues permit to use COV-Iran Barakat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — Health Minister Saeed Namaki has issued an emergency permit to use COV-Iran Barakat in the current vaccination of the population.

teleSUR (2021-06-14). Padrino Denounces Drug Traffickers Financing Crime in Caracas. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, the Venezuelan Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Carmen Meléndez, informed that, in a large police operation carried out in the La Vega neighborhood in the west of Caracas, 38 citizens were arrested and several firearms were seized, among them 3 pistols, 3 rifles of different calibers, explosives, fragmentary grenades and narcotics. | RELATED: | The Minister considered the operation as a resounding victory against…

Latino Rebels (2021-06-14). Grijalva Releases DOJ Analysis of Puerto Rico Status Bills Before Wednesday Hearing. latinorebels.com "I thank the Department of Justice for submitting its assessments of both bills," the Arizona Democrat said on Monday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-14). Parallel Cabinet of Right-Wing Venezuelans Rules El Salvador Alongside President Bukele. libya360.wordpress.com Ana Perdigon An investigation carried out by the Salvadorian online media outlet El Faro detailed the relationship and hidden influence that exists between leaders of the Venezuelan right and the government of the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. The investigation detailed a hidden structure led by at least 10 Venezuelan advisers, in which their…

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