Daily Archives: June 7, 2021

2021-06-07: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Visits Colombia. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a mission from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will start an official visit to Colombia to analyze human rights violations committed by the Military Police (ESMAD) amid nationwide protests whipping the country since April. | RELATED: | The mission will analyze denunciations of excessive use of force, forced disappearances, eye injuries, sexual and gender-based violence committed by…

Cruz Bonlarron Martínez (2021-06-07). OPINION: The Racialization of Violence in Colombia. latinorebels.com As protests grip Colombia, old wounds of structural racism have resurfaced through the criminalization of Indigenous and Black communities.

teleSUR (2021-06-07). Colombia's Police Used Bus Stations as Detention Centers. telesurenglish.net In response to a petition filed by Bogota's councilman Diego Cancino, TransMilenio confirmed that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) used its stations as centers for the detention of citizens during the National Strike. | RELATED: | TransMilenio is a rapid transit bus system that serves Bogota with raised-floor stations distributed along the main routes. According to information provided by the company's manager,…

_____ (2021-06-07). US Kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: Alex Saab's Case. popularresistance.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with attorney Femi Falana about the shocking case of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been kidnapped for the crime of violating illegal sanctions in order to feed his country.

Sara Flounders (2021-06-07). Delegation fights to win Alex Saab's freedom. workers.org Sal Island, Cabo Verde Flounders took part in a delegation that traveled to Cabo Verde in solidarity with Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was abducted in June 2020 on orders of the U.S. and held under onerous conditions since then on two of C.V.'s ten islands. Cabo Verde is an . . . |

Staff (2021-06-07). Mass Vaccination in Venezuela Reaches Yanomami Indigenous Communities. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination against COVID-19 in Venezuela is reaching the remotest places of the country, overcoming logistical challenges. On Saturday, June 5, mass vaccination of the Yanomami indigenous communities in the state of Amazonas began, where the Ministry of Health is working together with the Autonomous Service of the Amazon Center for Research and Control of Tropical Diseases. This was reported by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza on Saturday, through a post in his Twitter account. | °Emocionante! Todo un desafío logístico. Hasta las profundidades del Estado Amazonas, los equipos de…

Staff (2021-06-07). Delcy Rodríguez: Despite US Blackmail, 11% Venezuelans are Already Vaccinated. orinocotribune.com The Executive Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez reported this Saturday, June 5, that despite the blackmail of the government of the United States—which announced its refusal to send any vaccines to Venezuela—the Venezuelan people are receiving their doses of COVID-19 immunization. | "This is a very meaningful response that our people are giving, that we will not submit to any blackmail or extortion," said Rodríguez. "The criminal Juan Guaidó, who also wanted to extort the Venezuelan people, who wanted to politicize the issue of vaccines—here it is, our people getting vaccinated in an o…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-07). UN 'COVAX indebted to Venezuela Following April Payments': New Steps to be Taken Today. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reiterated that if the vaccine schedule is met as planned, it will be possible to meet the expanded vaccination goal without a problem and to have 70% of the population vaccinated by September, as was planned by the government. In this sense, he warned that the United Nations COVAX mechanism is indebted to Venezuela, considering that the South American nation already fulfilled its monetary commitments last April for millions of vaccines of various types. | "Venezuela has deposited the money. Tomorrow, Monday, the executive vice president will make a series of steps and…

Ben Norton (2021-06-07). How USAID Created Nicaragua's Anti-Sandinista Media Apparatus, now Under Money Laundering Investigation. globalresearch.ca With tens of …

teleSUR (2021-06-06). President Duque Disguises State Terrorism With Police Reform. telesurenglish.net After one month of ignoring police brutality reports, Colombia's President Ivan Duque on Sunday announced that his country will undergo a police reform to put an end to human rights violations. | RELATED: | "We will modernize the Defense Ministry and transform the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) and the National Police," Duque said during a police officer promotion ceremony in Bogota. | The Duque administration hopes to a…

teleSUR (2021-06-06). Colombia: Another Signatory to the Peace Agreement Is Killed. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) on Sunday reported the assassination of Jose Alonso, a social leader from Tulua in the Valle del Cauca Department. | RELATED: | This 56-year-old man was a signatory of the 2016 Peace Accord between the Colombian state and the then Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). | The social leader was killed in La Moralia by a group of armed men while he w…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-06). Colombia: The Regime of Terror in Cali. libya360.wordpress.com Luis Alfonso Mena S. In a failed attempt to crush the National Strike and the youth resistance, Ivan Duque established a regime of terror in Cali and on Friday, June 4, 2021, unleashed a campaign of horror in the north of the city, which left more dead, wounded, disappeared and detained. According to the Union…

Staff (2021-06-06). High Participation in Mass Vaccination in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 continues in Venezuela with high participation of Venezuelans in the second phase of the national vaccination process to contain the effects of the pandemic, AVN reported this Saturday, June 5. | Hotel Alba Caracas in the capital is one of the 77 vaccination centers enabled in the national territory to guarantee the health of the people. | Maria Antonieta González, who got her dose at this center, told Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) that "everything was complete in less than 30 minutes. They gave us our Carvativir. I urge all older adults who get contacted by the Patria…

_____ (2021-06-06). Save Alex Saab. popularresistance.org U.S. authorities ordered his arrest, and Alex Saab was pulled off a plane on June 12, 2020, during a refuelling stop in the Republic of Cabo Verde, an island nation off Africa's West Coast. | Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat to the African Union, was on a humanitarian mission to Iran at the time of his seizure to arrange emergency shipments of food, medicine, and essential supplies for Venezuela. Detained and imprisoned in total isolation and darkness in Cabo Verde for the past year, Saab has also been tortured. | Saab is battling cancer and urgently needs to be cared for by his doctors in Venezuela. | The U.S. sancti…

teleSUR (2021-06-06). Chile Continues With Summary Deportations of Venezuelans. telesurenglish.net In Chile, the Jesuit Service to Migrants (SJM) Director Waleska Ureta denounced President Sebastian Piñera's government for illegally deporting a group of 30 migrants with no criminal record to Venezuela. | RELATED: | On Saturday morning, the Investigation Police (PDI) took them out from their homes and jobs and carry them to its headquarters, where they are gathered for deportation. | "Let us not normalize this undignif…

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