2021-01-10: Social Media Postees

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New Venezuelan Parliament: Those Responsible For Political Instability And Looting Should Be Behind Bars
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
Caracas, Venezuela – Today, the first Vice President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Iris Varela, requested the creation of a special commission so that within 48 hours an arrest warrant could be issued for those who attacked the political stability of the country over the last two years. | However, she stated that by virtue of the nature of the parliament, agreed to by the Board of Directors, within a period of one month the special parliamentary commission must present the draft exhortation to the Judiciary to issue arrest warrants against deputies and members of the previous board of directors for damages…

The US and Guyana Begin Joint Maritime Patrol Operations
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
The Guyana Defense Force (GDF) announced that it will participate with the U.S. Coast Guard in a joint maritime patrol operation on Saturday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reaffirms Its Sovereign Rights Over the Essequibo | "This exercise will take place off the coast of Guyana and will focus mainly on illegal and unregulated fishing," GDF said, adding that the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Cutter Stone has already arrived in the region. | These patrol exercises result from the "Shiprider Agr…

Venezuela Rejects ICJ Ruling, Reaffirms Claim Over Essequibo Strip
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-01-08
The Maduro government called on the UN Secretary General to mediate the territorial conflict.

Venezuela Reaffirms Its Sovereign Rights Over the Essequibo
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Thursday signed a presidential decree setting the country's maritime and territorial borders in order to protect national jurisdiction rights, especially on the disputed Essequibo territory. | RELATED: | Venezuela's New Parliament Holds Its First Legislative Session | He informed that the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was notified about his government rejections over the recent International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling…

Colombia: Over 28,500 People Forced to Displace Over Violence
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-08
The Ombudsman's Office on Thursday reported that over 28,500 Colombians were forced to displace from their homes in 2020 due to violence. | RELATED: | Seven Killed in Colombia's 60th Massacre of 2020 | "Forced displacement is a frequent phenomenon, but the government shows no concern. The victims have no support to restore their rights," Ombudsman Carlos Camargo said, adding that thousands of people live in doorways or makeshift shelters without the necessary health conditions. | The displace…

Venezuela's New Parliament Holds Its First Legislative Session
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Venezuela's new Parliament held its first legislative session on Thursday and approved the creation of three special commissions set to promote a national reconciliation dialogue, the defense of the disputed Essequibo territory, and investigations into damages caused by the previous Assembly. | RELATED: | The EU Avoids Treating Guaido as 'President' of Venezuela | Dialogue, Peace, and National Reconciliation Special Commission will be presided over by the Parliament's chairman Jorge…

Colombia Sets Protocol Against Police Brutality
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
President Ivan Duque's administration approved a new protocol setting out the conduct to be followed by Colombian police forces while controlling protests. | RELATED: | Colombia: Former Attorney General Linked to Corruption Scandal | The protocol responds to a ruling by the Supreme Court that condemned the "systematic, violent, arbitrary and disproportionate" use of force by the police. Establishing the obligation to report acts of violence committed by police officers, the pr…

Possible Presence of UK Strain Puts Bogota on Red Alert
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Bogota's Major Claudia Lopez on Thursday announced that the recent increase in COVID-19 cases has caused an occupation of 85 percent of the city's Intensive Care Units (ICU), which made her declare a red alert. | RELATED: | Colombia Sets Protocol Against Police Brutality | "British strain is already circulating in the capital city," she said and attributed that presence to the people who arrived in the country from abroad since mid-December. | Lopez acknowledged that local health authorities…