2021-06-14: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-06-14). Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation. orinocotribune.com By Laura Carlsen — Jun 11, 2021 | Colombia's nationwide strike has gone on for a month now, its mass mobilization reaching historic proportions for the nation and for Latin America. The anti-government protests never cease. This phase of resistance began with a shout of protest against a new policy that would levy taxes on basic products and services, raising the cost of living in a country where unemployment, poverty and inequality are at unprecedented levels. It has now become a struggle between extermination and emancipation. | Even after the Iván Duque government backed off its proposal to tax the "basic…

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…

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…

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…

Staff (2021-06-13). Venezuela's Bolivarian Oxygen Route: How Venezuelans Are Facing COVID-19 Challenges. orinocotribune.com In Venezuela, workers' productive councils, students' teams from the Jesús Rivero Bolivarian Workers' University (UBTJR), and Workers' Militia in SIDOR, PDVSA Petroleum Services, in coordination with regional governments, mayors, the General Health Services and organized communities, are supplying liquid oxygen to the public healthcare system of Venezuela. | In about two months, they have supplied more than 40% of the demand for oxygen in the public healthcare system, which is particularly necessary for treatment of patients with COVID-19. They have provided 100% of the requirements of the industrial clinics of P…

_____ (2021-06-13). US Compels Small African Country To Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. popularresistance.org Upon landing in Cabo Verde, Saab was forcibly removed from the plane, imprisoned, and held under torturous conditions. A year later, Saab, who is a lawfully appointed diplomatic agent of Venezuela, remains illegally imprisoned and is fighting extradition to the US. | Saab faces US charges with a maximum penalty of 160 years imprisonment. To put Saab's potential sentence into perspective, the reportedly rogue Cabo Verde soldier who murdered eleven in the 2016 Monte Tchota massacre on the Cape Verdean island of Santiago received a 35-year sentence. | Although Saab had not violated any law in Cabo Verde, the US has…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). Venezuela gets new shipment of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — A new batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Venezuela, Russian Ambassador to the Latin American country Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.

Editor2 (2021-06-13). Cuba Thanks ALBA-TCP for its Support Against US Blockade. orinocotribune.com Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) — Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodríguez today thanked the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) for their support for Cuba against the US blockade. | In his Twitter account, the Foreign Minister noted that "the solidarity of the peoples and governments of Our Ameri…

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2021-06-13: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-13). Venezuela's Bolivarian Oxygen Route: How Venezuelans Are Facing COVID-19 Challenges. orinocotribune.com In Venezuela, workers' productive councils, students' teams from the Jesús Rivero Bolivarian Workers' University (UBTJR), and Workers' Militia in SIDOR, PDVSA Petroleum Services, in coordination with regional governments, mayors, the General Health Services and organized communities, are supplying liquid oxygen to the public healthcare system of Venezuela. | In about two months, they have supplied more than 40% of the demand for oxygen in the public healthcare system, which is particularly necessary for treatment of patients with COVID-19. They have provided 100% of the requirements of the industrial clinics of P…

_____ (2021-06-13). US Compels Small African Country To Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. popularresistance.org Upon landing in Cabo Verde, Saab was forcibly removed from the plane, imprisoned, and held under torturous conditions. A year later, Saab, who is a lawfully appointed diplomatic agent of Venezuela, remains illegally imprisoned and is fighting extradition to the US. | Saab faces US charges with a maximum penalty of 160 years imprisonment. To put Saab's potential sentence into perspective, the reportedly rogue Cabo Verde soldier who murdered eleven in the 2016 Monte Tchota massacre on the Cape Verdean island of Santiago received a 35-year sentence. | Although Saab had not violated any law in Cabo Verde, the US has…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-13). Venezuela gets new shipment of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) — A new batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Venezuela, Russian Ambassador to the Latin American country Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov said.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-12). US Government Expels Eighty Venezuelan Migrants — Some of Them Part of a Group that Entered a Few Weeks Ago with Big Media Coverage. orinocotribune.com The expulsion of 80 Venezuelan migrants into Mexico by the United States government has been denounced as "a scam" on social media. Among those expelled, there is a group of people who had recently crossed the Rio Grande in the hopes of entering the United States, and their situation had received substantial media coverage at that time. | According to

Staff (2021-06-12). A National Strike Has Reignited in Colombia — and Is Winning Some Victories. truthout.org Since April 28, people in Colombia's cities and towns have engaged in an ongoing national strike, el paro nacional. Originally called in November 2019 by the major labor federations in opposition to a package of neoliberal tax, health care, pension and education legislation emerging from the right-wing national government, the strike went dormant for a stretch after the pandemic hit Colombia, but now has resurfaced stronger than ever — and activists are starting to win some national and lo…

Angela (2021-06-12). Sunday 6/13: From Colombia to Palestine- The Bay Rises Up. indybay.org 456 Montgomery St. | San Francisco…

Laura Carlsen (2021-06-12). Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation. zcomm.org Colombia's nationwide strike has gone on for a month now, its mass mobilization reaching historic proportions for the nation and for Latin America…

_____ (2021-06-12). Venezuela's Oil Production Bounces Back. popularresistance.org Guayaquil, Ecuador — Venezuela's crude output increased in May, recovering from the previous month's fall. | The latest Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) monthly report placed the Caribbean country's May production at 531,000 oil barrels per day (bpd), a rebound from April's 486,000 bpd, according to secondary sources. In contrast, state oil company PDVSA communicated a higher number of 582,000 bpd. | The May figures are the highest in 12 months and put the nation back in the steady growth trend it has been experiencing since the beginning of the year after reaching historic lows in the s…

_____ (2021-06-12). New York Times Admits US Sanctions Are Destroying Venezuela. popularresistance.org The facile right-wing talking point that the economic crisis facing Venezuela "proves" that "socialism always ends in failure" has become so hackneyed by overuse that it has attained its own tongue-in-cheek name. The ad Venezuelum, as it has come to be known, has slowly developed into such a tedious and predictable right-wing tactic that it seems to now serve as an all-purpose retort to try to discredit even the most modest of left-of-center proposals. In October 2018, for instance, then-President Trump responded to a plan by progressive Democrats in congress to introduce a bill to establish a system of universal…

Roger D. Harris (2021-06-12). US Compels Small African Country to Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. dissidentvoice.org The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, imprisoned for trying to buy humanitarian supplies from Iran in legal international trade but in violation of illegal US sanctions, is facing extradition to the US. That is like getting stabbed in the back and then being arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. US extraterritorial judicial overreach On June 12, …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-12). Venezuela calls on US to 'unlock' vaccine money. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro demanded on Friday that US President Joe Biden "unlock the money for the vaccines" for the COVID-19, coronavirus.

Staff (2021-06-12). Three Men in Possession of Three Rifles and 853 Bullets Arrested in Delta Amacuro (Near Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago). orinocotribune.com Officials of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) detained three men in the Delta Amacuro state, who were carrying three rifles and 853 cartridges of different calibers in a boat, according to reports obtained from the military authorities. | The detainees were identified as José Gregorio Flores González, Orlando Alfredo Gómez Goveia and Luis Abrahán González Rojas, members of Los Fusileros, which is an organization classified as a Structured Organized Crime Group. | According to the report, the three men were traveling in a white and blue wooden Balajú-type boat that was sailing through the El Guayo sector in the…

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