2021-04-15: News Headlines

Workers World Party (2021-04-15). PDF of April 15 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Amazon workers: The struggle has just begun Daunte Wright's life matters! Tribute to Ramsey Clark. COVID crisis: Michigan surge, Vaccines — Capitalism vs. Socialism. PRO Act: petition & editorial. Paul Robeson remembered; On the picket line; DREAMERS confront Cruz. GLOBAL: Vieques, Culebra; Greenland; Gaza; Venezuela. TEAR DOWN . . . |

Staff (2021-04-15). Network of Private and Public Pharmacies Already Has Carvativir for Sale. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, April 14, Venezuelan Minister for National Commerce, Eneida Laya, informed about the beginning of the commercial sale of the antiviral Carvativir, and that people will be able to purchase up to 4 units in different public and private pharmacies nationwide. | "On the instructions of President Nicolás Maduro, Carvativir is distributed in all the private pharmacy chains in the country, as well as in the public network. Sales of the drug are controlled. The purchase limit is 4 units per person and there is a data record when making the purchase in order to prevent possible resale," said Laya. | Variou…

Geraldina Colotti (2021-04-15). Golpe de abril en Venezuela, guerra mediática desde Europa. globalizacion.ca Al analizar algunos elementos clave del golpe de abril 2002, queda claro por qué es legítimo considerar a la Venezuela bolivariana como un paradigma del siglo XXI, un laboratorio que va más allá de la realidad venezolana. | El haber podido…

Staff (2021-04-15). Leaked Emails Reveal US Pressure on the UK not to Release Venezuelan Gold. orinocotribune.com The United States Department of State would have pressured the British Foreign Office to retain the frozen Venezuelan gold valued at almost $2 billion, which is sequestered by the Bank of England. | This information was relayed by independent UK journalist, John McEvoy, who through his Twitter account, released some emails that show the reality of the event. In one of these, for example, a response from the British Foreign Office was shown. It states that "the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) of the United States recognizes the need to protect information, which could harm relations between the UK and other stat…

Staff (2021-04-14). TOMORROW April 15 Webinar: Armed Conflict on the Venezuela-Colombia Border — The Battle of Apure (Translation to be Provided). orinocotribune.com The armed aggression of Colombian criminal groups against the civilian population in the state of Apure, Venezuela, involved drug trafficking paramilitaries, used by Colombia and the US to attack the Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan military regained control of the area after uncovering cocaine producing labs, airplane tracks and narco planes. | Translation to be Provided in Zoom platform (not in Facebook transmission): | Join us TOMORROW to hear from the mayor of La Victoria, Apure state, the details about the current situation in his town and the measures that the Venezuelan state is taking to defend t…

Staff (2021-04-14). TODAY April 15 Webinar: Armed Conflict on the Venezuela-Colombia Border — The Battle of Apure (Translation to be Provided). orinocotribune.com The armed aggression of Colombian criminal groups against the civilian population in the state of Apure, Venezuela, involved drug trafficking paramilitaries, used by Colombia and the US to attack the Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan military regained control of the area after uncovering cocaine producing labs, airplane tracks and narco planes. | Translation to be Provided in Zoom platform: | (Translation not available on Facebook transmission): | Join us TOMORROW to hear from the mayor of La Victoria, Apure state, the details about the current situation in his town and the measures that the Venez…

Editor2 (2021-04-14). Bonaire: BOPEC Bankrupt due to Dutch Inspectorate and Taxation. orinocotribune.com By Handsoffvenezuela.nl — Mar 26, 2021 | The sad story for the employees of Bonaire Petroleum Corporation (BOPEC) on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaàßao ends badly because of Dutch interference. BOPEC, owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), has been severely harmed by illegal sanctions by US and Dutch institutions, and finally was taken over by the Netherlands, after a claim for bankruptcy by the Dutch tax authority. The hawks in Washington and The Hague can be satisfied, but their interference has been disastrous for many of our overseas compatriots. | Curaàßao | When Shell turne…

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-14). April 13, 2002: The Glorious Day of an Unprecedented Countercoup. orinocotribune.com Just 19 years ago, on April 13, 2002, Venezuela was the scene of an unprecedented event in history: the return to government of a president after an atrocious experiment in conservative restoration that failed to remain in power for more than 48 hours. | The coup plotters, after believing that their authority was decreed and obedience deserved, bitterly verified that after three years in the opposition, their ability to command had been impaired, and they misread the landscape of a new country that had emerged after 1998. | On April 13, 2002, the popular reaction against the coup of democracy took hold. The poor,…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-14). Venezuela Accuses Guaidó of $53 Million of Public Fund 'Theft'. venezuelanalysis.com Leaked audio revealed opposition leader Juan Guaidó's efforts to secure millions worth of Venezuelan assets held by Washington in order to fund his regime-change activities.

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Ecuador: Lasso Calls for Increased Pressure on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's President-Elect Guillermo Lasso on Tuesday called on the international community to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government to guarantee "real democracy" in the country. | RELATED: | "I believe that we should insist on dialogue and diplomacy, but the international community should think of stronger pressure mechanisms to guarantee real democracy in Venezuela," Lasso said in an interview with Colombian ra…

orinocotribune (2021-04-14). Anti-Chavismo Asks US Treasury (OFAC) for $53 Million to Pay Guaidó & Co. Salaries. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, today revealed a new corrupt plot against the Venezuelan state involving former deputy Juan Guaidó and other representatives of anti-Chavismo. | At a press conference, Rodríguez presented a series of audio recordings that confirm a virtual meeting held by the opposition's Sergio Vergara (signatory of the agreement with the mercenary company Silvercorp, responsible for Operation Gideon) with former anti-Chavista deputies including Marco Aurelio Quinones, Winston Flores, and Freddy Superlano. | In the recordings, Vergara discusses an alleged budg…

Staff (2021-04-14). Anti-Chavismo Asks US Treasury (OFAC) for $53 Million to Pay Guaidó & Co. Salaries. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, today revealed a new corrupt plot against the Venezuelan state involving former deputy Juan Guaidó and other representatives of anti-Chavismo. | At a press conference, Rodríguez presented a series of audio recordings that confirm a virtual meeting held by the opposition's Sergio Vergara (signatory of the agreement with the mercenary company Silvercorp, responsible for Operation Gideon) with former anti-Chavista deputies including Marco Aurelio Quinones, Winston Flores, and Freddy Superlano. | In the recordings, Vergara discusses an alleged budg…

Staff (2021-04-14). Venezuelan Parliament Approves National Communal Parliament Law at First Reading. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, April 13, the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved the Organic Law of the National Communal Parliament after the first reading. This law aims to create spaces within the People's Power where the various realities of each area of the country can be debated and linked to Parliament to deepen democracy. | "On a day like today, this Parliament gives the people of Venezuela a fundamental instrument to deepen participatory and protagonist democracy as it is set out in the Constitution. I ask the deputies that this Law be taken to the whole country for the ne…

Staff (2021-04-14). US Diplomat Todd Robinson Expelled from Venezuela Now Nominated DoS Under Secretary for Anti-Narcotics. orinocotribune.com Former US Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Todd Robinson, was nominated by President Joe Biden to…

Chris Gilbert (2021-04-14). An Unannounced Rupture in Venezuelan Politics. zcomm.org What clearly sets the Venezuelan people apart from most other peoples in the world is the recent memory of having participated in politics and of having had a government intervening on their behalf.

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2021-04-14: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-04-14). Bonaire: BOPEC Bankrupt due to Dutch Inspectorate and Taxation. orinocotribune.com By Handsoffvenezuela.nl — Mar 26, 2021 | The sad story for the employees of Bonaire Petroleum Corporation (BOPEC) on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaàßao ends badly because of Dutch interference. BOPEC, owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), has been severely harmed by illegal sanctions by US and Dutch institutions, and finally was taken over by the Netherlands, after a claim for bankruptcy by the Dutch tax authority. The hawks in Washington and The Hague can be satisfied, but their interference has been disastrous for many of our overseas compatriots. | Curaàßao | When Shell turne…

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-14). April 13, 2002: The Glorious Day of an Unprecedented Countercoup. orinocotribune.com Just 19 years ago, on April 13, 2002, Venezuela was the scene of an unprecedented event in history: the return to government of a president after an atrocious experiment in conservative restoration that failed to remain in power for more than 48 hours. | The coup plotters, after believing that their authority was decreed and obedience deserved, bitterly verified that after three years in the opposition, their ability to command had been impaired, and they misread the landscape of a new country that had emerged after 1998. | On April 13, 2002, the popular reaction against the coup of democracy took hold. The poor,…

orinocotribune (2021-04-14). Anti-Chavismo Asks US Treasury (OFAC) for $53 Million to Pay Guaidó & Co. Salaries. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, today revealed a new corrupt plot against the Venezuelan state involving former deputy Juan Guaidó and other representatives of anti-Chavismo. | At a press conference, Rodríguez presented a series of audio recordings that confirm a virtual meeting held by the opposition's Sergio Vergara (signatory of the agreement with the mercenary company Silvercorp, responsible for Operation Gideon) with former anti-Chavista deputies including Marco Aurelio Quinones, Winston Flores, and Freddy Superlano. | In the recordings, Vergara discusses an alleged budg…

Staff (2021-04-14). Venezuelan Parliament Approves National Communal Parliament Law at First Reading. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, April 13, the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved the Organic Law of the National Communal Parliament after the first reading. This law aims to create spaces within the People's Power where the various realities of each area of the country can be debated and linked to Parliament to deepen democracy. | "On a day like today, this Parliament gives the people of Venezuela a fundamental instrument to deepen participatory and protagonist democracy as it is set out in the Constitution. I ask the deputies that this Law be taken to the whole country for the ne…

Staff (2021-04-14). US Diplomat Todd Robinson Expelled from Venezuela Now Nominated DoS Under Secretary for Anti-Narcotics. orinocotribune.com Former US Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Todd Robinson, was nominated by President Joe Biden to…

Chris Gilbert (2021-04-14). An Unannounced Rupture in Venezuelan Politics. zcomm.org What clearly sets the Venezuelan people apart from most other peoples in the world is the recent memory of having participated in politics and of having had a government intervening on their behalf.

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). Venezuela Proposes Anti-Fake News Alliance Within ALBA-TCP. orinocotribune.com This Monday, April 12, before the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information, Freddy àëañez, proposed the creation of an alliance to create a joint communication policy. The proposed alliance would allow not only to demonstrate the daily differences and similarities in points of view on economic, political and social issues, but would also facilitate the dismantling of fake news that seeks to promote hateful messages, creating "preludes to military invasions and economic aggression." | At the meeting of high autho…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). US Military Plane RC-135W Spotted Over Conflict Area in Apure — NASA Publishes Satellite Image of Paraguaná (Coincidence?). orinocotribune.com This Monday, April 12, it was reported that a United States Air Force (USAF) plane flew over the airspace that comprises the Colombian-Venezuelan border on the Colombian side, where the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) recently expelled Colombian narco-paramilitary groups. | The details were reported through social media networks by journalists and specialized aeronautical accounts, which indicated that it was a Boeing RC-135W RIVET JOINT (R135) REG 62-4139, Alias HORN41. | The plane, according to the Patriota Cazador account on Twitter, took off from Lincoln, Nebra…

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). Colombia receives new batch of Sinovac vaccines against COVID-19. ecns.cn A new batch of vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac arrived at the El Dorado airport here in Colombian capital on Sunday to help keep the country's National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on track.

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). Venezuelan Army Engineers Begin Clearing Mines in Apure State. orinocotribune.com President Nicolás Maduro assured in a speech this Sunday, April 11, that "Venezuelan military engineers have begun work demining the territory of Apure (state bordering Colombia), where they have brought the dirty war to us in Colombia." He also reiterated that there are "irregular armed groups, disguised as guerrillas, but who serve the drug gangs of Iván Duque and àÅlvaro Uribe Vélez." With all of them there will be "zero tolerance," he warned once again. | For their part, Chief General Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense, and Chief Admiral Remigio Ceballos, CEOFANB commander, offered a briefing o…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). President Maduro Holds Meeting with WHO Director General to Speed Up Arrival of COVAX Vaccines. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reported this Monday, April 12, that he held an online meeting with the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, as well as with different representatives of this international body, in order to accelerate the delivery of vaccines to the people of Venezuela through the COVAX initiative. | Through his account on the social media network Twitter, @NicolásMaduro, the Head of State wrote: "I had a very productive videoconference with Dr. Tedros Adhanom, General Director of @WHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the @opsoms and the represen…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Colombia To Resume Aerial Spraying With Carcinogenic Herbicide. telesurenglish.net Colombia's President Ivan Duque Monday approved a decree establishing the rules for the resumption of aerial spraying of illicit coca crops using glyphosate, an herbicide banned in 2015 due to its potential carcinogenic effect. | RELATED: | The National Narcotics Council has to decide now whether or not to resume the Illicit Crop Eradication Program by aerial spraying despite opposition from several political, social, and environme…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Colombia: Social Movements Inquire Into Forced Disappearances. telesurenglish.net Colombian social organizations Monday launched an investigation to search for 841 people missing during the armed conflict at the Buenaventura district in the Valle del Cauca department. | RELATED: | The investigation will be conducted by the Unit for the Search for Persons Reported Missing (UBPD), the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), and the Truth Commission, three organizations that were created after the signing of the Peace Agreement…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Venezuela Denounces Plot by Guaido To Steal Its Foreign Assets. telesurenglish.net The president of the Venezuelan National Assembly (Parliament), Jorge Rodríguez, provided new elements this Tuesday at a press conference on Venezuela's foreign assets' theft by the most extremist sector of the Venezuelan opposition. | RELATED: | "We are going to show a fact that occurred yesterday (this Monday), a double scam, a double theft, with a meeting that took place yesterday among some former deputies memb…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). Inter-Parliamentary Union Confirms Preparations for a Mission to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) confirmed today, Monday, April 12, that it is preparing to send a mission to Venezuela to learn firsthand about the situation of the Legislative Power and inquire about complaints of human rights violations against former opposition parliamentarians. | "This is a mission that we have requested for a long time and it seems that it can finally be carried out, because we have received an invitation from [the new] 2020 Parliament," IPU spokesperson Thomas Fitzsimons told news agency EFE. | Last Friday the highest officials of the organization, which brings together parliaments from…

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