Daily Archives: September 2, 2021

2021-09-02: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2021-09-02). Iranian Oil Diplomacy Projects Tehran's Influence On The Levant Amid Fuel War. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUnder severe US sanctions, Iran will need to cooperate with Beijing and Moscow to promote peace and prosperity in the Levant region. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | In Tehran, Hadi Bayginejad, a member of the Iranian parliament's energy committee, stated on Sunday that Iran must supply fuel to its allies, such as Syria, Lebanon, and Venezuela, which Iranian authorities describe as me…

Staff (2021-09-02). European Union 'Welcomes' Radical Opposition's Decision to Participate in 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, September 1, the European Union (EU) welcomed the decision of the radical Venezuelan opposition, united under the group of parties known as G4, to participate in the regional elections of November 21, and reiterated that the European body is studying the possibility of sending an electoral observation mission. However, many Venezuelans see the G4 decision as an order that its leaders received from the US and the European Union. | After the Venezuelan radical opposition coalition announced its position on the upcoming elections, the spokesperson for the European Commission for Foreign Affairs, Peter…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-02). David Smolansky and Delsa Solórzano Reject Electoral Route Chosen by G4. orinocotribune.com David Smolansky issued a call from Washington—where he lives—through his Twitter account, asking his followers not to participate in the 21N regional elections. The opposition's divisions are so intense in every field that they do not even make an attempt to hide them. This fugitive from Venezuelan justice continues his political operations from the United States. | Not only Smolansky called for abstention: the political operator Carla Angola—a Venezuelan extreme-right journalist based in Miami—also attacked Guaidó and other opponents. They expressed their frustration that Guaidó and the G…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-09-01). Socialism in the mix as Haitians react to catastrophe. peoplesworld.org Plotters in Florida employing Colombian mercenary soldiers arranged to kill Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse on July 7; rivalry among Haitian oligarchs may have played a role. A deadly earthquake followed and then flooding from a tropical storm. Amid the chaos, relief services are lacking in rural areas. U.S. Marines intruded, as the U.S. military had …

Staff (2021-09-01). Colombia is Creating False Conflicts at its Border with Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Colombian National Navy has tried to promote a border conflict between Colombia and Venezuela under the false premise that members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) had inspected a civilian vessel in Colombian territory, thus violating Colombia's national sovereignty. | A

AT Contributor (2021-09-01). WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'. asiatimes.com The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu," which was first identified in Colombia in January. Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of interest," the global health body said Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin. The WHO said the variant has mutations …

Evan King, Pambana Gutto Bassett (2021-09-01). Popular Resistance in the Age of Neoliberal War: The Case of Colombia. counterpunch.org Since April 28 hundreds of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets to demand the end to neoliberal reforms, chanting "el pueblo unido jamás será vencido". Workers, women, students, unionists, pensioners, Indigenous and Afrocolombian campesinos, and youth began the strike in opposition to a regressive tax reform that disproportionately affected the poorest Colombians. Now,

Staff (2021-09-01). President Maduro: Perfect Alliance Has Been Achieved Between PSUV and GPP for 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com The head of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Nicolás Maduro, led a working meeting within the framework of the party's Candidate Training Workshop. This is part of the political preparation of the PSUV representatives who are going to contend in November's regional and municipal elections. | President Maduro announced that a perfect alliance has now been achieved with the political forces of the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP), and GPP will support all PSUV candidates in their electoral campaigns. | "We went from an internal PSUV selection process to an overall agreement in the GPP," commented the PSUV…

Staff (2021-09-01). Linda Pérez & Lisbeli Vera are Venezuela's First Two Gold Medalists at Tokyo Paralympics (Photos). orinocotribune.com In just one hour and under heavy rain, two gold medals were achieved by Venezuelan Paralympic athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games—for the first time in history. Runner Linda Pérez earned first place in the 100 meters of athletics, category T11, setting an impressive time of 12.05 seconds. Minutes later, Lisbeli Vera ran in the final of 100 meters of athletics, category T47, and in a spectacular and exciting photo finish, with a time of 11.97 seconds—the same time as US's Brittni Mason—Vera was awarded the gold medal. As a result Venezuela's national anthem rang out twice on the Paralympi…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-09-01). Hardline Venezuelan Opposition Relents and Agrees to Participate in Elections. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition figure Henry Ramos Allup said the decision to take part in the vote had the blessing of the United States, Canada, and the European Union.

Titlevenezuela Dialogue Offers Way Out of Crisis (2021-09-01). Venezuela Dialogue Offers Way Out of Crisis. commondreams.org "The numbers don't lie. Indigenous peoples have long led the fight to protect Mother Earth and the only way forward is to center Indigenous knowledge and keep fossil fuels in the ground."

Chris Slee (2021-09-01). Activists raise funds for Venezuelan child care centre. greenleft.org.au Given the long-running US blockade on Venezuela, activists are raising money for a childcare centre there. Chris Slee reports.

Staff (2021-09-01). Venezuela is at a Good Pace in the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Rate. orinocotribune.com According to information from Venezuela exceeds in that period, on average, the vaccination per population rates of the Western nations that have had greater and better access to vaccines, such as Canada, the United States, Germany and the United Ki…

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