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

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…

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…

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.

_____ (2021-01-14). A Record Of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power To Head USAID. popularresistance.org President-elect Joe Biden has selected longtime Democratic insider Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). "There is simply no one better to ensure our development agenda is a core pillar of our foreign policy," the 78-year-old Delawarean said in a video statement, claiming that, under previous Democratic administrations Power, "fought tirelessly to prioritize human rights." USAID styles itself as a human rights organization, a Washington-sponsored group promoting democracy and development around the world. But if one delves deeper than merely the surface level, the organizat…

teleSUR (2021-01-14). Colombian Lawmakers Back Resumption of Peace Talks in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Members of Congress from different political coalitions sent a letter to Colombia's President Ivan Duque requesting the resumption of talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas while also highlighting the Cuban government's meaningful role in the peace process. | RELATED: | More than 20 congressmen signed the letter that condemned the inclusion once again of Cuba in the U.S. blacklist of state sponsors of terror…

2021-01-16: News Headlines

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…

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…

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.

_____ (2021-01-14). A Record Of Hawkish Intervention: Biden Picks Samantha Power To Head USAID. popularresistance.org President-elect Joe Biden has selected longtime Democratic insider Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). "There is simply no one better to ensure our development agenda is a core pillar of our foreign policy," the 78-year-old Delawarean said in a video statement, claiming that, under previous Democratic administrations Power, "fought tirelessly to prioritize human rights." USAID styles itself as a human rights organization, a Washington-sponsored group promoting democracy and development around the world. But if one delves deeper than merely the surface level, the organizat…

teleSUR (2021-01-14). Colombian Lawmakers Back Resumption of Peace Talks in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Members of Congress from different political coalitions sent a letter to Colombia's President Ivan Duque requesting the resumption of talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas while also highlighting the Cuban government's meaningful role in the peace process. | RELATED: | More than 20 congressmen signed the letter that condemned the inclusion once again of Cuba in the U.S. blacklist of state sponsors of terror…

teleSUR (2021-01-14). US Places Sanctions on China, Cuba, Iran, Russia and Venezuela. telesurenglish.net "We cannot allow the foreign military and intelligence organizations of our adversaries in China, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, and Iran (…) to benefit from U.S. technology," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement Thursday. | RELATED: | According to the note, these new controls linked to U.S. technologies prevent those countries' military intelligence industries from "benefiting." | A week before…