2020-10-25: News Headlines

Ricardo Vaz (2020-10-25). Venezuelan Hard Right Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez Flees to Spain. venezuelanalysis.com Lopez had been in the Spanish Ambassador's residence after escaping house arrest.

Al Carroll (2020-10-25). Trump's Body Count: Could Be Over a Million. indybay.org The combined death toll from all of Trump's many crimes is not "just" the over 222,000 COVID deaths. It includes at least 40,000 Venezuelans, Syrian Christian and Yazidi refugees, Karen Christians, Rohingya, refugees from Latin America, Afghans, Iraqis, Somalis, Yemenis, and tens of thousands of Americans who died by Trump sabotaging their healthcare.

Fight Back (2020-10-24). Commentary on Bolivia: How a coup failed. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On November 10, 2019, a hastily-assembled coalition of generals, middle class liberals and fascist paramilitaries overthrew the democratic government of Evo Morales in Bolivia. Coming on the heels of a coup attempt in Venezuela and the vicious repression of a people's uprising in Chile, it seemed to many that the continental struggle against U.S. imperialism had reached a tipping point in the empire's favor. | Today, not even a year later, the official results for Bolivia's presidential elections were announced. Evo's comrade and successor Luis "Lucho" Arce received a resounding 55% of the vote…

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Maduro Asks National Assembly to Consider Same-Sex Marriage. telesurenglish.net Regarding the support given by Pope Francis to civil unions between same-sex couples in the documentary "Francesco," released this Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, entrusted the next National Assembly (NA), which will be elected on December 6, with the discussion of the issue of equal marriage. | RELATED: | The Head of State said during a meeting…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-23). Protests Against President Iván Duque Increase in Colombia. globalresearch.ca In Colombia, popular dissatisfaction with President Iván Duque's policies is growing day after day. Popular protests started late last year and peaked between September and October this year. During this period, the number of claims increased significantly, mainly due …

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Ex-FARC Members March Over Selective Killings Against Them. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas marched from the municipality of Mesetas, in Meta Department, to protest against the targeted killing of 234 of their fellow FARC party members since the signing of the Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | The march for "Life and Peace" was organized by members of the Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Commons (FARC), which became a legal political party after their dem…

_____ (2020-10-23). A New Revolutionary Alternative For The People Of Venezuela. popularresistance.org For many on the left in Britain and within the heart of the global capitalist system, Venezuela has been an example of staunch opposition to US and Nato imperialism, with a broad collection of revolutionaries fending off multiple coups, mercenary attacks and resisting an imperialist blockade of late. | This vision of defiance and tenacity has painted a very particular idea of what the experience is in Venezuela, which ultimately makes the formation of the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR), a new bloc of left wing groups without the ruling PSUV, quite a remarkable surprise.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-10-22). Venezuela: Trump Administration Pushed Regime Change in Secret Meeting. venezuelanalysis.com The White House wanted Maduro to step down before the US presidential elections.

_____ (2020-10-22). Colombia: National Strike Joins The Minga As Mobilization Grows. popularresistance.org Colombia woke up on Wednesday with a new national strike in the country's main cities, amidst the coronavirus crisis and the increase in the numbers of massacres and murders of social leaders and former members of the then Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP). | The president of the Central Workers Union (CUT), Diógenes Orjuela, explained that the strike would clarify the position of absolute rejection of the massacres and murders that have occurred in the country in recent months, as well as the repression exercised by the police.

Uriel Araujo (2020-10-22). Major Oil Discovery Puts Suriname in Global Spotlight Amid Venezuela Crisis and US-China Trade War. globalresearch.ca Although Guyana's prospects have certainly changed tremendously — its …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-22). Colombia witnesses massive national strike. peoplesdispatch.org On October 21, tens of thousands of workers, peasants, teachers, students, Indigenous and Afro-descendant people took part in a new national strike in Colombia to protest against the social and economic policies of President Iván Duque. Several peaceful demonstrations were held throughout the country in rejection of the economic crisis, rising unemployment, police repression, the increase in massacres, assassination of social leaders, armed group activity, among other issues. | In the capital Bogotá, hundreds of workers from diverse sectors hit the streets and marched towards the Plaza Bolívar, demanding a guaran…

_____ (2020-10-22). America Has No Allies, Only Hostages. strategic-culture.org The new president-elect of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has told the Spanish international news agency EFE that he intends to restore the nation's relations with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. This reverses the policies of the US-backed coup regime which immediately began closing embassies, kicking out doctors and severing relations with those nations after illegally seizing power last year.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). 8,000 Colombians march to Bogotá demanding to meet with president Duque. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 8,000 Indigenous and Afro-descendant people, peasants, students and women from southwestern Colombia arrived in Bogotá on October 18 to meet President Iván Duque. They are still waiting for a response. Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.

2020-10-24: News Headlines

Fight Back (2020-10-24). Commentary on Bolivia: How a coup failed. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On November 10, 2019, a hastily-assembled coalition of generals, middle class liberals and fascist paramilitaries overthrew the democratic government of Evo Morales in Bolivia. Coming on the heels of a coup attempt in Venezuela and the vicious repression of a people's uprising in Chile, it seemed to many that the continental struggle against U.S. imperialism had reached a tipping point in the empire's favor. | Today, not even a year later, the official results for Bolivia's presidential elections were announced. Evo's comrade and successor Luis "Lucho" Arce received a resounding 55% of the vote…

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Maduro Asks National Assembly to Consider Same-Sex Marriage. telesurenglish.net Regarding the support given by Pope Francis to civil unions between same-sex couples in the documentary "Francesco," released this Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, entrusted the next National Assembly (NA), which will be elected on December 6, with the discussion of the issue of equal marriage. | RELATED: | The Head of State said during a meeting…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-23). Protests Against President Iván Duque Increase in Colombia. globalresearch.ca In Colombia, popular dissatisfaction with President Iván Duque's policies is growing day after day. Popular protests started late last year and peaked between September and October this year. During this period, the number of claims increased significantly, mainly due …

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Ex-FARC Members March Over Selective Killings Against Them. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas marched from the municipality of Mesetas, in Meta Department, to protest against the targeted killing of 234 of their fellow FARC party members since the signing of the Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | The march for "Life and Peace" was organized by members of the Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Commons (FARC), which became a legal political party after their dem…

_____ (2020-10-23). A New Revolutionary Alternative For The People Of Venezuela. popularresistance.org For many on the left in Britain and within the heart of the global capitalist system, Venezuela has been an example of staunch opposition to US and Nato imperialism, with a broad collection of revolutionaries fending off multiple coups, mercenary attacks and resisting an imperialist blockade of late. | This vision of defiance and tenacity has painted a very particular idea of what the experience is in Venezuela, which ultimately makes the formation of the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR), a new bloc of left wing groups without the ruling PSUV, quite a remarkable surprise.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-10-22). Venezuela: Trump Administration Pushed Regime Change in Secret Meeting. venezuelanalysis.com The White House wanted Maduro to step down before the US presidential elections.

_____ (2020-10-22). Colombia: National Strike Joins The Minga As Mobilization Grows. popularresistance.org Colombia woke up on Wednesday with a new national strike in the country's main cities, amidst the coronavirus crisis and the increase in the numbers of massacres and murders of social leaders and former members of the then Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP). | The president of the Central Workers Union (CUT), Diógenes Orjuela, explained that the strike would clarify the position of absolute rejection of the massacres and murders that have occurred in the country in recent months, as well as the repression exercised by the police.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-22). Colombia witnesses massive national strike. peoplesdispatch.org On October 21, tens of thousands of workers, peasants, teachers, students, Indigenous and Afro-descendant people took part in a new national strike in Colombia to protest against the social and economic policies of President Iván Duque. Several peaceful demonstrations were held throughout the country in rejection of the economic crisis, rising unemployment, police repression, the increase in massacres, assassination of social leaders, armed group activity, among other issues. | In the capital Bogotá, hundreds of workers from diverse sectors hit the streets and marched towards the Plaza Bolívar, demanding a guaran…

Uriel Araujo (2020-10-22). Major Oil Discovery Puts Suriname in Global Spotlight Amid Venezuela Crisis and US-China Trade War. globalresearch.ca Although Guyana's prospects have certainly changed tremendously — its …

_____ (2020-10-22). America Has No Allies, Only Hostages. strategic-culture.org The new president-elect of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has told the Spanish international news agency EFE that he intends to restore the nation's relations with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. This reverses the policies of the US-backed coup regime which immediately began closing embassies, kicking out doctors and severing relations with those nations after illegally seizing power last year.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). 8,000 Colombians march to Bogotá demanding to meet with president Duque. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 8,000 Indigenous and Afro-descendant people, peasants, students and women from southwestern Colombia arrived in Bogotá on October 18 to meet President Iván Duque. They are still waiting for a response. Meanwhile, four indigenous leaders were killed in other parts of the country as mobilizations took place in Bogotá.

teleSUR (2020-10-21). UK Allocated £450,000 To Opponents of Venezuela's Government. telesurenglish.net Declassified UK journalists revealed that the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) awarded £ 450,000 to "Transparencia Venezuela", an organization using the fight against corruption as a front to support the destabilizing actions that opposition politician Juan Guaido has been carrying out against the administration of President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | The money transfer started in 2019 when the FCDO awarded &p…

teleSUR (2020-10-21). Venezuela: President Maduro Calls For Communal Parliament Law. telesurenglish.net During a videoconference with representatives of the communes throughout the country, the Venezuelan President called for the strengthening and consolidation of the work of these social, political, and economic organizations defined by their local and participatory nature. | The Head of State informed that he would propose to the new Parliament elected next December 6, through the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and its allies of the Great Patriotic Pole (GPPSB), legislation aimed at promoting the consultation with the communal parliament all projects and issues discussed in the nation's legislative…

Manuela Solé (2020-10-21). Venezuela: PDVSA to Offload Crude from Offshore Facility. venezuelanalysis.com The Nabarima floating facility has been inoperative since January 2019 and is at risk of an oil spill.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-21). Pressure on Iran to continue regardless of election outcome. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (MNA) — The US Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela claimed that Washington's so-called 'maximum pressure' policy against Iran will continue regardless of the upcoming presidential elections.