2021-06-12: News Headlines

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

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…

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…

_____ (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…

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…

Staff (2021-06-11). Headlines for June 11, 2021. democracynow.org G7 to Donate 1 Billion Vaccine Doses to Poorer Nations, But Billions More Needed, Biden Says "No Strings Attached" to Vaccine Donations, But Venezuela Is Blocked from Getting Any, Trump Administration Secretly Seized Private Data from Two Democratic Lawmakers, Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Slammed for Failing to Address Climate Crisis, U.N.: Tigray Region of Ethiopia Facing World's Worst Famine in a Decade, Socialist Teacher Pedro Castillo Closing In on Becoming Peruvian President, Undercover Israeli Forces Kill Three Palestinians in West Bank Raid, Shocking Video Shows Israeli Guards Brutally Assaulting Palesti…

Staff (2021-06-11). Venezuelan Extremist Opposition Finances Criminal Gangs. orinocotribune.com The relationship between Venezuelan opposition sectors allied with Juan Guaidó and criminal groups in the capital city of Venezuela and other parts of the country is a fact. We need only recall the synchronicity between acts of violence by armed gangs in Caracas and the arrival of mercenary groups on the Venezuelan coast during Operation Gideon last year, or the simultaneity between similar acts of violence and the paramilitary incursions from Colombia in Apure state. | Now, with the advances that have been made in the national political dialogue, the renewal of a National Electoral Council (CNE), which includes…

Fight Back (2021-06-11). President Biden continues 'legal kidnapping' of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – One year ago on June 12, when President Trump was still in office, the vicious talons of the U.S. government reached into the West African country of Cape Verde to snatch its prey: Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. The Colombian-born businessman was on a special mission as an envoy for the Venezuelan government. He was heading to Iran to secure trade arrangements for a vitally important food program called CLAP that delivers food to more than 85% of Venezuelan homes. | As the plane needed to refuel on its long flight, it touched down in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. Cape Verde is a country k…

Roberto Lovato (2021-06-11). The Kids Are Reimagining International Solidarity. zcomm.org Millennial and Gen Z activists are connecting their struggles at home to the workings of US empire in Palestine, Haiti, Colombia, and other countries…

Angela (2021-06-11). Sunday 6/13: From Colombia to Palestine- The Bay Rises Up. indybay.org 456 Montgomery St. | San Francisco…

Laura Carlsen (2021-06-11). Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation. counterpunch.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. 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

slorinoco (2021-06-11). 82% of Venezuelans' Food is Produced Domestically. orinocotribune.com The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, disclosed this Wednesday that 82% of the food consumed in the country is produced domestically. | "We can say that 82% of the food that you get in the street is produced by Venezuelan hands, an achievement in the middle of the war," he said. | The national president also announced the creation of a school for workers in the fishing industry to be trained at all levels, "because we have the capacity to promote national production policies." | In this regard, he urged Minister Juan Laya to create a school at which workers in the fishing industry could study and be form…

Steve Lalla (2021-06-11). June 18: Orinoco Tribune Goes Live with Emersberger & Podur, Authors of New Book on US Coup Attempts & Hybrid Warfare Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Friday, June 18, Orinoco Tribune will host a live discussion with Joe Emersberger and Justin Podur, authors of the new publication Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media, and 20 Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela, Emersberger is a writer with Ecuadorian roots based in Canada. An engineer by profession and member of Canada's UNIFOR trade union, he has written for FAIR.org, Telesur English, ZNet, CounterPunch, and many more. Podur is a Toronto-based writer and the author of America's Wars on Dem…

_____ (2021-06-11). Switzerland's UBS Blocks And Holds Venezuela's COVAX Payments. popularresistance.org In an official communication issued on June 7, the COVAX initiative notified the Government of Venezuela that UBS bank (United Bank Switzerland) blocked and put "under investigation" the last four payments made by Venezuela to complete the financial requirements for COVID-19 vaccines. This news was reported to the nation this Wednesday, June 10, by the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during an international academic conference entitled "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect of International Law and Grave Human Consequences." | Rodríguez stated that the letter, addressed to the Venezu…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-11). Switzerland's UBS Blocks & Holds Venezuela's COVAX Payments—US & European Blockade Against Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com In an official communication issued on June 7, the COVAX initiative notified the Government of Venezuela that UBS bank (United Bank Switzerland) blocked and put "under investigation" the last four payments made by Venezuela to complete the financial requirements for COVID-19 vaccines. This news was reported to the nation this Wednesday, June 10, by the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during an international academic conference entitled "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect of International Law and Grave Human Consequences." | Rodríguez stated that the letter, addressed to the Venezu…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-11). Iranian Warships Enter The Atlantic, Final Destination Still Unknown. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Iranian Navy's new domestically built destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. | The US maintains that the ships are sailing towards Venezuela, while Tehran hasn't confirmed its final destination. | Iranian state TV released a short clip of the destroyer cruising through the Atlantic's seas. The video likely was shot from the Makran, a converted commercial oil tanker with a mobile launch platform for helicopters.

news.un (2021-06-11). Continuing Venezuela exodus and COVID-19 highlights need for global solidarity for most vulnerable. news.un.org Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis, urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.

Staff (2021-06-11). The Numbers Prove it: Venezuela has Lost 99% of Income due to Inhuman Blockade. orinocotribune.com During her participation in the forum "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect for International Law and Grave Human Consequences," the Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez denounced once again unilateral coercive measures and the blocking of Venezuela's assets as a crime against humanity and against the population. "It is a violation of international law and the charter of the United Nations." | Rodríguez mentioned that Venezuela ranks fifth among countries with the most sanctions, and second in terms of sanctioned aircraft. In addition, the nation ranks sixth in terms of individuals sanctioned, and thir…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-11). Diosdado Cabello: No Official Should Prevent PSUV Members from Running in Primaries. orinocotribune.com The First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, warned the leaders of Chavismo who currently hold government positions that they should not block the way of other candidates nominated by the bases for the primaries scheduled for August, in preparation for the 21N [November 21] Regional Elections. | In this regard, Cabello made it clear that these types of actions are contrary to the moral integrity that characterizes the PSUV line, and that non-compliance with the rule will be grounds for exclusion from the party. For this reason, no official should use his position o…

Federico Fuentes (2021-06-11). 'Commune or nothing': New laws reignite old debates over communal power in Venezuela. mronline.org Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) has approved two bills with the aim of further empowering the communal councils and communes that lie at the heart of the country's project of communal power. | June 11, 2021…

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2021-06-11: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-11). Headlines for June 11, 2021. democracynow.org G7 to Donate 1 Billion Vaccine Doses to Poorer Nations, But Billions More Needed, Biden Says "No Strings Attached" to Vaccine Donations, But Venezuela Is Blocked from Getting Any, Trump Administration Secretly Seized Private Data from Two Democratic Lawmakers, Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Slammed for Failing to Address Climate Crisis, U.N.: Tigray Region of Ethiopia Facing World's Worst Famine in a Decade, Socialist Teacher Pedro Castillo Closing In on Becoming Peruvian President, Undercover Israeli Forces Kill Three Palestinians in West Bank Raid, Shocking Video Shows Israeli Guards Brutally Assaulting Palesti…

Laura Carlsen (2021-06-11). Colombia, Between Extermination and Emancipation. counterpunch.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. 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

Fight Back (2021-06-11). President Biden continues 'legal kidnapping' of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – One year ago on June 12, when President Trump was still in office, the vicious talons of the U.S. government reached into the West African country of Cape Verde to snatch its prey: Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. The Colombian-born businessman was on a special mission as an envoy for the Venezuelan government. He was heading to Iran to secure trade arrangements for a vitally important food program called CLAP that delivers food to more than 85% of Venezuelan homes. | As the plane needed to refuel on its long flight, it touched down in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. Cape Verde is a country k…

Angela (2021-06-11). Sunday 6/13: From Colombia to Palestine- The Bay Rises Up. indybay.org 456 Montgomery St. | San Francisco…

Roberto Lovato (2021-06-11). The Kids Are Reimagining International Solidarity. zcomm.org Millennial and Gen Z activists are connecting their struggles at home to the workings of US empire in Palestine, Haiti, Colombia, and other countries…

Federico Fuentes (2021-06-11). 'Commune or nothing': New laws reignite old debates over communal power in Venezuela. mronline.org Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) has approved two bills with the aim of further empowering the communal councils and communes that lie at the heart of the country's project of communal power. | June 11, 2021…

news.un (2021-06-11). Continuing Venezuela exodus and COVID-19 highlights need for global solidarity for most vulnerable. news.un.org Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis, urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-11). Iranian Warships Enter The Atlantic, Final Destination Still Unknown. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Iranian Navy's new domestically built destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. | The US maintains that the ships are sailing towards Venezuela, while Tehran hasn't confirmed its final destination. | Iranian state TV released a short clip of the destroyer cruising through the Atlantic's seas. The video likely was shot from the Makran, a converted commercial oil tanker with a mobile launch platform for helicopters.

_____ (2021-06-11). Switzerland's UBS Blocks And Holds Venezuela's COVAX Payments. popularresistance.org In an official communication issued on June 7, the COVAX initiative notified the Government of Venezuela that UBS bank (United Bank Switzerland) blocked and put "under investigation" the last four payments made by Venezuela to complete the financial requirements for COVID-19 vaccines. This news was reported to the nation this Wednesday, June 10, by the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during an international academic conference entitled "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect of International Law and Grave Human Consequences." | Rodríguez stated that the letter, addressed to the Venezu…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-11). Switzerland's UBS Blocks & Holds Venezuela's COVAX Payments—US & European Blockade Against Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com In an official communication issued on June 7, the COVAX initiative notified the Government of Venezuela that UBS bank (United Bank Switzerland) blocked and put "under investigation" the last four payments made by Venezuela to complete the financial requirements for COVID-19 vaccines. This news was reported to the nation this Wednesday, June 10, by the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during an international academic conference entitled "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect of International Law and Grave Human Consequences." | Rodríguez stated that the letter, addressed to the Venezu…

_____ (2021-06-10). Social Movements And Protestors Intensify Struggle In Colombia. popularresistance.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we look at the ongoing national strike in Colombia and the establishment of the National People's Assembly by various social movements, the ongoing vote count in Peru as the presidential runoff elections draw to a close, a countrywide strike for better wages and safe working conditions by health workers in New Zealand, the ongoing strike to demand a renewal of wages by garment and textile workers in Lesotho, and 6 years of the #NiUnaMenos movement against femicide and other forms of gender-based violence.

Staff (2021-06-10). Headlines for June 10, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Set to Announce U.S. Donation of 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Poorer Nations, WTO to Start Negotiations on COVID Vaccine Patent Waivers, 8 Months After They Were Proposed, India Logs Pandemic-High Daily Death Toll; COVID Surges in Haiti, Where 0% Are Vaccinated, 10 Killed in Afghanistan as ISIS Attacks Mine-Clearing Charity, Rights Group Says Colombian Police Have Killed at Least 20 Anti-Government Protesters, U.S. to Keep Trump-Era Sanctions on Iran Even If Nuclear Deal Is Restored, AG Merrick Garland Explains DOJ Decision to Defend Trump in Defamation Case, TC Energy Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline…

teleSUR (2021-06-10). Anti-Riot Squad's Violent Tactics Left 50 Colombians Injured. telesurenglish.net Leaving a dead person and 50 injured people, Colombia's Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) unleashed another night of terror on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Police agents launched tear gas against demonstrators in Cali City's Andres Sanin neighborhood, where 35 people were injured as a result of the clashes. | Security forces repressed a mobilization in Medellin, leaving 23 injured people with burns, lacerations, and asphyxiat…

Angela (2021-06-10). Sunday 6/13: From Colombia to Palestine- The Bay Rises Up. indybay.org 456 Montgomery St. | San Francisco…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-10). Colombian Paramilitary Regime Orders Youth Genocide to Demobilize National Strike. libya360.wordpress.com Carlos De Urabá Economic bankruptcy and recession have taken their toll on the most vulnerable population. It was not necessary to be clairvoyant to predict exactly what was going to happen in May 2021. How can we forget the murder of Dilan Cruz-transmitted live and direct- by the police in the protests in Bogota in…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-06-10). Sanctions Against Venezuela Are Flagrant Violations of International Law, Says Arreaza. orinocotribune.com "The illegal nature of unilateral coercive measures, called sanctions, has been clearly established. They are a flagrant violation of all the principles of international law," said Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza this Wednesday, June 9, during his participation in the virtual panel "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect of International Law and Grave Human Consequences." | At the event organized by the government of Venezuela and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations of Geneva, Switzerland, Arreaza asserted that Venezuela continues to respect the United Nations Charter, which de…

Marc Vandepitte (2021-06-10). Why are Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela Managing so Well in the Fight Against COVID-19? orinocotribune.com By Marc Vandepitte — Jun 8, 2021 | It is curious that the three American countries that are suffering harsh economic sanctions from the United States are doing much better than the others in their fight against covid-19. One thing is certain: the pandemic has highlighted the crisis of the neoliberal and capitalist model. | Actual number of deaths from covid | As in Europe, the coronavirus crisis has hit the American continent hard. Its ratio of deaths due to covid per number of inhabitants is six times higher than in the rest of the world. However, there are three countries that stand out above the rest for…

Staff (2021-06-10). UN Human Rights Committee Calls for Suspension of Alex Saab's Extradition. orinocotribune.com On June 8, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee asked the Government of Cape Verde to suspend the extradition of Venezuelan diplomat and businessman Alex Saab while the international body is analyzing the case. | The committee's resolution includes a series of measures requested to Cape Verde to guarantee Saab's human rights, including access to independent medical professionals chosen by him to assess his health condition that, according to his legal team and relatives, has been deteriorating over the course of his detention. The Venezuelan diplomat is suffering from stomach cancer and has been denied…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-06-10). Venezuela's Oil Production Bounces Back as Experts Condemn 'Devastating' Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Mark Weisbrot, director of the Washington DC-based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), denounced the "terrible economic damage" US sanctions have caused in Venezuela.

Staff (2021-06-10). Venezuela Receives New Shipment of Supplies & Medical Equipment from China. orinocotribune.com Twenty nine tons of supplies and medical equipment arrived in Venezuela this Wednesday, June 9, from the People's Republic of China, as part of the air bridge created between the two nations. | The 17th flight completed since the inauguration of the air bridge between China and Venezuela, the shipment was composed of supplies for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and included diagnostic kits, medication, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, related Venezuela's Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado | Alvarado said that 61 ventilators for intensive care units will be distributed immediately to healt…

Editor2 (2021-06-10). UN Committee Rules on Detention of Venezuelan Diplomat Saab. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled on the illegal detention of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and requested the government of Cabo Verde to suspend his extradition process to the United States. In addition, Cabo Verde was requested to take all necessary measures to ensure access to appropriate health care for him. | "Pursuant to Rule 94 of the Committee's rules of procedure, the state party [Cabo Verde] has been requested to refrain from extraditing Mr. Alex Nain Saab Morán to the United States of America while his case is under review by the Committee or until further notice," read…

Editor2 (2021-06-10). Elections in Nicaragua and International Media Manipulation. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Midence — June 6, 2021 | In order to understand their history better, Indian "subaltern studies" historians, since the 1970s, have set out to read backwards the history told via the eurocentric method of British imperialism, since this history told only a part of the story, based on erasures and concealments, among other fallacious techniques. This method of reading backwards, is the one that should be used today to dismantle the narratives Western media corporations offer us about countries like Nicaragua, Venezuela, Cuba or Bolivia, among many other countries that promote a democratic and revolut…

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