2019-09-19: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2019-09-19). Why Argentina's elites are waging war against Milagro Sala. mronline.org The leader of the Tupac Amaru Neighborhood Association is a symbol of the fight against the old order. | Source

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Venezuela Urges the World to Support Peace Dialogue. telesurenglish.net The National Dialogue Roundtable in Venezuela, constituted by members of the constitutional government and representatives of the opposition, urged Tuesday for the international community to support the peace and understanding initiatives. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker | The participants reiterated in a statement that all political factions are working hard to reach a diplomatic solution to all internal problems. They also invited the European Union and the other interna…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Macri's Running Mate Denies Existence of Poverty in Argentina. telesurenglish.net Mauricio Macri's Vice Presidential Candidate, Miguel Angel Pichetto, referred to hunger and poverty in Argentina as "an exaggeration" and strongly criticized the Archbishop of Salta for having talked about poverty. | RELATED: | Argentina Police Suppress Protesters Demanding Food Emergency | At a television interview on Monday, the right-wing vice-presidential candidate said there was no hunger in Argentina and that the food emergency law "is a phenomenal symbolic defeat," hintin…

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). US imposes New Sanctions Targeting Venezuela's Food Program. venezuelanalysis.com The Treasury Department has targeted people and companies involved in imports for Venezuela's CLAP program.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). Venezuela: Gov't Releases Opposition Leader, Guaido Ratified as Parliament Head. venezuelanalysis.com Edgar Zambrano was a high-profile participant in the opposition's April 30 military putsch.

WSWS (2019-09-18). Uruguayan defense minister warns of "military conflict in Venezuela" wsws.org In an escalation of the US-led regime-change operation in Venezuela, the Organization of American States has invoked the 1947 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Venezuela: Another Opposition Party Joins Dialogue with Gov't. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez welcomed Pastor Javier Bertucci, representing the party Hope for Change, who will join the Agreement of National Dialogue, which was signed earlier this week in hope of solving the problems that caused the U.S. blockade against Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker as Part of Agreements with Opposition | "The only thing we expect from the United States is to recover the path of dialogue with the government of Nicolas Maduro, th…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Fuel Prices Stable in Mexico Despite Saudi Attacks: AMLO. telesurenglish.net President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that Mexico's oil supplies and fuel prices would remain stable despite the disruption to global crude output caused by the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian petroleum facilities. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | "Now, with this attack on the plants in Saudi Arabia, despite the upward adjustments to the price of crude, we are protected," Lopez Obrador, the founder and leader of the leftist National Regeneration Mo…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Ecuador Approves Use Of Medicinal Cannabis. telesurenglish.net During the Tuesday plenary of the Ecuadorian National Assembly, they approved the production, commercialization, use and consumption of cannabis for medicinal or therapeutical treatment. | RELATED: | Women in Ecuador Demand Legal Abortion in Case of Rape | As conciliated before, legislators approved other issues less controversial. There were 83 votes in favor of the motion, while another 23 more were cons, a blank vote and 23 abstentions. Also, there was a request to redo the process…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Mexico Denounces 'Illegal' Auction of Precolumbian Art in Paris. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Ministry urged French auction house Millon to halt what it called an "illegal" auction of 120 pieces of pre-Columbian artefacts at an event in Paris on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Uruguay Touts Tango and More in Bid for UNESCO Council Seat | "Mexico is the rightful owner of these artworks, and we've come here to express our unhappiness and to explain why this violates not only Mexican law but also international law," Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, the country's ambassador…

Benjamin R. Evans (2019-09-18). Brazil's Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. globalresearch.ca

| According to an incisive report by Deutsche Welle, "genetically modified mosquitoes are currently breeding in Brazil". | Under the researchers' original plan, "all released mosquitoes and their offspring should have died." But that did not happen. | " An attempt to …

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-18). Ex-Vice President of Odebrecht Found Dead in Rio Apartment. telesurenglish.net A former top Odebrecht executive was found dead in his Rio de Janeiro apartment Tuesday night after cutting a deal with state prosecutors to provide confessions and accomplices of the company's systemic corruption to buy out politicians in return for public works projects. | RELATED: | Odebrecht Paid $61 million in Bribes to Peruvian Politicians | The ex-vice president of the Brazil-based multinational construction conglomerate, Henrique Valladares, was one of the main informants…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Brazil: Temer Admits Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff Was a Coup. telesurenglish.net Brazil's former President Michel Temer acknowledged that the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff, Worker's Party leader, was indeed a coup d'etat | RELATED: | Brazil Judge Takes on Fresh Corruption Compliant Against Temer | During a TV interview watched by millions on Monday, the man who ruled Brazil from Aug. 2016 to Dec. 2019 stated that…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Indonesia Arrests 200 as Forest Fire Creates Hazardous Smog. telesurenglish.net Indonesia arrested around 200 people over their suspected involvement in forest fires which the authorities say have scorched 328,000 hectares (810,000 acres) of land since January but it is not clear how much of that has been to make way for palm plantations. | RELATED: | Brazil: Tenharim People, Guardians of Amazon, Battle Wildfires | The country's National P…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Argentina: Senate Approves Extension of 'Food Emergency Bill'. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Upper House approved Wednesday an extension for the Food and Nutrition Emergency (EAN) bill, which establishes at least a 50 percent increase in the national budget for public food programs in socially vulnerable areas. | RELATED: | Argentina: Lower House Extends Food Emergency Until Dec. 2022 | The project was unanimously approved with 61 votes in favor and no votes against or abstentions. Now after been ratified in the Senate, there will be a period of 10 days for i…

Joe Emersberger (2019-09-18). Reuters' Can't Find US Critics to Question Amazon's Anti-Venezuela Propaganda. commondreams.org "No matter how cynical you might be about propagandistic American media, you are not prepared for how much watching this trailer is like snorting 100% pure John Bolton." (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-18_at_4.35.13_pm.png

Eds. (2019-09-17). Venezuela: Despite U.S. sanctions Maduro delivers house number 2.8 million. mronline.org As a part of Great Housing Mission Venezuela, the national program guarantees citizens' access to adequate housing. | Source

Emile Schepers (2019-09-17). 'Rio Pact' means war danger between Venezuela and Colombia, pressure on Cuba. peoplesworld.org Some people had the wistful thought that the departure of John Bolton as Trump's National Security Advisory would cause an easing of the wacky aggressiveness of current U.S. foreign policy. Alas, no. Trump quickly clarified that whatever his disagreements with Bolton actually had been, he has no intention of letting up the pressure on Venezuela, …

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Ecuador's Legislator Votes Down Abortion Bill. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the move to decriminalize abortions in the cases of rape. | RELATED: | Women in Ecuador Demand Legal Abortion in Case of Rape | "With 65 yes votes, … the Assembly does not approve (the) reforms related to non-punishable abortion," Ecuador's legislature announced on its Twitter account. | Pro-abortion protesters shouted at well-armed national anti-riot police that the decision was wrong. The vote keeps in force that abortion is only lega…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Argentinian Hospitals 'On The Verge Of Collapse'. telesurenglish.net Medical groups have appealed to the government on Tuesday, asking for urgent intervention to avert mass closures of health centers in the country. Hospitals have been particularly hard by the country's economic crisis, presided over by neoliberal President Mauricio Macri. | RELATED: | Argentina Police Suppress Protesters Demanding Food Emergency

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-17). Russia-Venezuela Air Travel: Latin American Is Not the US' "Backyard"? globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan Minister for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Felix Plasencia revealed in an interview that Russia and Venezuela are analysing the possibility of opening commercial air routes between the two countries. The minister, who last week participated in the 23rd …

teleSUR (2019-09-17). China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The Chinese government reiterated Monday its rejection of any external intervention against Venezuela, the latest being the Organization of American States' attempt to activate the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | Venezuelan Military Vows to Defend Country Against TIAR | "On the issue of Venezuela, China adheres to the United Nations Charter and the basic norms that govern international relations and believes that the problem must be resolved through…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Venezuelan Military Vows to Defend Country Against TIAR. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López gave a press conference Tuesday where he condemned those threatening to apply the so-called Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) against the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | "The application of an interventionist, colonialist, and imperialist instrument in the 21st century, trying to create a state of war in Venezuela, based on absurd maneuvers and the use…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Ecuadorean Congress Approves UNASUR Withdrawal. telesurenglish.net The National Assembly of Ecuador approved Tuesday a report denouncing the Union of South American Nations' treaty, formalizing the process to definitively leave the regional body. | RELATED: | Ecuador's Ex-President Rafael Correa on UNASUR 'Disintegration' | With 79 votes in favor, 36 against, 4 abstentions and no null votes, the national legislators approved the report that had been prepared by the Sovereignty, Integration and International Relations Commission and awaited the r…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Chilean Gov't Rejects Bill to Reduce Labor Week to 40 Hours. telesurenglish.net Chile's Finance Minister Felipe Larrain on Monday called the bill presented by leftist lawmaker Camila Vallejo to reduce the weekly work hours from 45 to 40 hours "a bad initiative". | RELATED: | Newspaper 'El Mercurio' Publishes Justification For Pinochet's Dictatorship | "It is a bad project because it will mean a reduction in the salaries of Chileans and a significant reduction in employment," Larrain said, adding that "this project is unconstitutional." | N…

WSWS (2019-09-17). Brazilian GM workers speak out on US autoworkers' strike. wsws.org Brazilian GM workers increasingly recognize that every issue they face is common to their class brothers in the US and internationally.

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker. telesurenglish.net The Second Special Court of First Instance with jurisdiction in cases related to crimes associated with terrorism with jurisdiction in the national territory and jurisdiction to hear and decide crimes associated with corruption and organized crime ordered the immediate release of lawmaker Edgar José Zambrano Ramírez , who is under prosecution for the alleged flagrant commission of crimes that threaten the Venezuelan State. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | Accordi…

John McEvoy (2019-09-17). In an exclusive interview former Ecuadorian foreign minister explains how lawfare is an attempt to 'blur the collective memory of the people'. thecanary.co CORRECTION: The headline was changed for clarity from "In an exclusive interview former Ecuadorian foreign minister explains how lawfare has 'blurred the collective memory of the people'" to "In an exclusive interview former Ecuadorian foreign minister explains how lawfare is an attempt to 'blur the collective memory of the people'" at 8.20pm on 17 September.This is part 1 of a 3-part interview with Guillaume Long, the former foreign minister of Ecuador. Part 2 covers systemic global corruption, and part 3 covers Ecuador's decision to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. The interview has been edited in part…

Anya Parampil (2019-09-16). La hipocresía de Hausmann: Ganando dinero de dictaduras mientras promueve 'democracia' en Venezuela. thegrayzone.com Ricardo Hausmann arremetió contra bancos por hacer negocios con el negocio electo de Venezuela. Pero sus declaraciones financieras a Harvard…

Paul Dobson (2019-09-16). Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…

Peter Koenig (2019-09-16). Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy? dissidentvoice.org The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-15). Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers. venezuelanalysis.com Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.

Aaron Kesel (2019-09-15). Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. theantimedia.com In Brazil, a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed.

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

Staff (2019-09-13). Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism: We Want to Create an Economy That Works for All of Us. democracynow.org After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."

susan_p (2019-09-13). Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords. greenleft.org.au Colombian peace process James JordanIssue 1237 Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) FARC-EPSeptember 13, 2019A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia h…

pip.hinman (2019-09-13). As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy? dissidentvoice.org Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-12). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments. venezuelanalysis.com Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."

Staff (2019-09-12). Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser? democracynow.org President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-09). Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.

Enrique Moreno Gimeranez (2019-09-08). Evo Morales, providing leadership in times of adversity. liberationnews.org While other South American leaders delayed, Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales personally led efforts to confront the tragedy in the Amazon.

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams (2019-09-08). New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda. venezuelanalysis.com The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.

Anya Parampil (2019-09-06). 'Go to hell': Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann stages WhatsApp meltdown when confronted with his own hypocrisy and lack of transparency. thegrayzone.com Over the course of an entire day, Venezuelan coup leader Ricardo Hausmann melted down on WhatsApp after I confronted him…

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2019-09-06). Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.

Anya Parampil (2019-09-04). The Citgo conspiracy: Opposition figures accuse Guaidó officials of 'scam' to liquidate Venezuela's most prized international asset. thegrayzone.com Venezuela's opposition has long accused the Bolivarian government of corruption and mismanagement. But with Citgo on the verge of liquidation,…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-04). Venezuela: Gold Reserves Fall to 75-year Low as Guaido Seeks to Restructure Debt. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan gold reserves fell by $1 billion in the first semester of 2019.

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Why Argentina's elites are waging war against Milagro Sala
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-09-19
The leader of the Tupac Amaru Neighborhood Association is a symbol of the fight against the old order. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/18/why-argentinas-elites-are-waging-war-against-milagro-sala/

Venezuela Urges the World to Support Peace Dialogue
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
The National Dialogue Roundtable in Venezuela, constituted by members of the constitutional government and representatives of the opposition, urged Tuesday for the international community to support the peace and understanding initiatives. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker | The participants reiterated in a statement that all political factions are working hard to reach a diplomatic solution to all internal problems. They also invited the European Union and the other interna…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Urges-the-World-to-Support-Peace-Dialogue-20190917-0039.html

Macri's Running Mate Denies Existence of Poverty in Argentina
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Mauricio Macri's Vice Presidential Candidate, Miguel Angel Pichetto, referred to hunger and poverty in Argentina as "an exaggeration" and strongly criticized the Archbishop of Salta for having talked about poverty. | RELATED: | Argentina Police Suppress Protesters Demanding Food Emergency | At a television interview on Monday, the right-wing vice-presidential candidate said there was no hunger in Argentina and that the food emergency law "is a phenomenal symbolic defeat," hintin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Macris-Running-Mate-Denies-Existence-of-Poverty-Food-Shortages-in-Argentina-20190918-0001.html

US imposes New Sanctions Targeting Venezuela's Food Program
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-18
The Treasury Department has targeted people and companies involved in imports for Venezuela's CLAP program.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14659

Venezuela: Gov't Releases Opposition Leader, Guaido Ratified as Parliament Head
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-18
Edgar Zambrano was a high-profile participant in the opposition's April 30 military putsch.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14660

Uruguayan defense minister warns of "military conflict in Venezuela"
wsws.org | 2019-09-18
In an escalation of the US-led regime-change operation in Venezuela, the Organization of American States has invoked the 1947 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/18/vene-s18.html

Venezuela: Another Opposition Party Joins Dialogue with Gov't
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez welcomed Pastor Javier Bertucci, representing the party Hope for Change, who will join the Agreement of National Dialogue, which was signed earlier this week in hope of solving the problems that caused the U.S. blockade against Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker as Part of Agreements with Opposition | "The only thing we expect from the United States is to recover the path of dialogue with the government of Nicolas Maduro, th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Another-Opposition-Party-Joins-Dialogue-with-Govt-20190918-0012.html

Reuters' Can't Find US Critics to Question Amazon's Anti-Venezuela Propaganda
Joe Emersberger | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
"No matter how cynical you might be about propagandistic American media, you are not prepared for how much watching this trailer is like snorting 100% pure John Bolton." (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-09-18_at_4.35.13_pm.png
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Fuel Prices Stable in Mexico Despite Saudi Attacks: AMLO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that Mexico's oil supplies and fuel prices would remain stable despite the disruption to global crude output caused by the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian petroleum facilities. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | "Now, with this attack on the plants in Saudi Arabia, despite the upward adjustments to the price of crude, we are protected," Lopez Obrador, the founder and leader of the leftist National Regeneration Mo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Fuel-Prices-Stable-in-Mexico-Despite-Saudi-Attacks-AMLO-20190918-0014.html

Ecuador Approves Use Of Medicinal Cannabis
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
During the Tuesday plenary of the Ecuadorian National Assembly, they approved the production, commercialization, use and consumption of cannabis for medicinal or therapeutical treatment. | RELATED: | Women in Ecuador Demand Legal Abortion in Case of Rape | As conciliated before, legislators approved other issues less controversial. There were 83 votes in favor of the motion, while another 23 more were cons, a blank vote and 23 abstentions. Also, there was a request to redo the process…
telesurenglish.net/news/medicinal-cannabis-legalization-ecuador-20190917-0038.html

Mexico Denounces 'Illegal' Auction of Precolumbian Art in Paris
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Mexico's Foreign Ministry urged French auction house Millon to halt what it called an "illegal" auction of 120 pieces of pre-Columbian artefacts at an event in Paris on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Uruguay Touts Tango and More in Bid for UNESCO Council Seat | "Mexico is the rightful owner of these artworks, and we've come here to express our unhappiness and to explain why this violates not only Mexican law but also international law," Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo, the country's ambassador…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Denounces-Illegal-Auction-of-Precolumbian-Art-in-Paris-20190918-0019.html

Brazil's Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
Benjamin R. Evans | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18

| According to an incisive report by Deutsche Welle, "genetically modified mosquitoes are currently breeding in Brazil". | Under the researchers' original plan, "all released mosquitoes and their offspring should have died." But that did not happen. | " An attempt to | …


globalresearch.ca/transgenic-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-transfer-genes-natural-population/5689544

Ex-Vice President of Odebrecht Found Dead in Rio Apartment
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
A former top Odebrecht executive was found dead in his Rio de Janeiro apartment Tuesday night after cutting a deal with state prosecutors to provide confessions and accomplices of the company's systemic corruption to buy out politicians in return for public works projects. | RELATED: | Odebrecht Paid $61 million in Bribes to Peruvian Politicians | The ex-vice president of the Brazil-based multinational construction conglomerate, Henrique Valladares, was one of the main informants…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ex-Vice-President-of-Odebrecht-Found-Dead-in-Rio-Apartment-20190918-0022.html

Indonesia Arrests 200 as Forest Fire Creates Hazardous Smog
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Indonesia arrested around 200 people over their suspected involvement in forest fires which the authorities say have scorched 328,000 hectares (810,000 acres) of land since January but it is not clear how much of that has been to make way for palm plantations. | RELATED: | Brazil: Tenharim People, Guardians of Amazon, Battle Wildfires | The country's National P…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indonesia-Arrests-200-as-Forest-Fire-Creates-Hazardous-Smog-20190918-0007.html

Brazil: Temer Admits Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff Was a Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Brazil's former President Michel Temer acknowledged that the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff, Worker's Party leader, was indeed a coup d'etat | RELATED: | Brazil Judge Takes on Fresh Corruption Compliant Against Temer | During a TV interview watched by millions on Monday, the man who ruled Brazil from Aug. 2016 to Dec. 2019 stated that…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Temer-Admits-Impeachment-of-Dilma-Rousseff-Was-a-Coup-20190918-0011.html

Argentina: Senate Approves Extension of 'Food Emergency Bill'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Argentina's Upper House approved Wednesday an extension for the Food and Nutrition Emergency (EAN) bill, which establishes at least a 50 percent increase in the national budget for public food programs in socially vulnerable areas. | RELATED: | Argentina: Lower House Extends Food Emergency Until Dec. 2022 | The project was unanimously approved with 61 votes in favor and no votes against or abstentions. Now after been ratified in the Senate, there will be a period of 10 days for i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Senate-Approves-Extension-of-Food-Emergency-Bill-20190918-0017.html

In an exclusive interview former Ecuadorian foreign minister explains how lawfare is an attempt to 'blur the collective memory of the people'
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-09-17
CORRECTION: The headline was changed for clarity from "In an exclusive interview former Ecuadorian foreign minister explains how lawfare has 'blurred the collective memory of the people'" to "In an exclusive interview former Ecuadorian foreign minister explains how lawfare is an attempt to 'blur the collective memory of the people'" at 8.20pm on 17 September.This is part 1 of a 3-part interview with Guillaume Long, the former foreign minister of Ecuador. Part 2 covers systemic global corruption, and part 3 covers Ecuador's decision to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. The interview has been edited in part…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2019/09/17/in-an-exclusive-interview-former-ecuadorian-foreign-minister-explains-how-lawfare-has-blurred-the-collective-memory-of-the-people/

Ecuador's Legislator Votes Down Abortion Bill
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Ecuador's National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the move to decriminalize abortions in the cases of rape. | RELATED: | Women in Ecuador Demand Legal Abortion in Case of Rape | "With 65 yes votes, … the Assembly does not approve (the) reforms related to non-punishable abortion," Ecuador's legislature announced on its Twitter account. | Pro-abortion protesters shouted at well-armed national anti-riot police that the decision was wrong. The vote keeps in force that abortion is only lega…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuadors-Legislator-Votes-Down-Abortion-Bill-20190917-0033.html

Argentinian Hospitals 'On The Verge Of Collapse'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Medical groups have appealed to the government on Tuesday, asking for urgent intervention to avert mass closures of health centers in the country. Hospitals have been particularly hard by the country's economic crisis, presided over by neoliberal President Mauricio Macri. | RELATED: | Argentina Police Suppress Protesters Demanding Food Emergency…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinian-Hospitals-On-The-Verge-Of-Collapse-20190917-0011.html

Venezuelan Military Vows to Defend Country Against TIAR
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López gave a press conference Tuesday where he condemned those threatening to apply the so-called Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) against the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people. | RELATED: | Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela | "The application of an interventionist, colonialist, and imperialist instrument in the 21st century, trying to create a state of war in Venezuela, based on absurd maneuvers and the use…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Military-Vows-to-Defend-Country-Against-TIAR-20190917-0018.html

China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
The Chinese government reiterated Monday its rejection of any external intervention against Venezuela, the latest being the Organization of American States' attempt to activate the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | Venezuelan Military Vows to Defend Country Against TIAR | "On the issue of Venezuela, China adheres to the United Nations Charter and the basic norms that govern international relations and believes that the problem must be resolved through…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Rejects-TIAR-Activation-Against-Venezuela-20190917-0023.html

Russia-Venezuela Air Travel: Latin American Is Not the US' "Backyard"?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The Venezuelan Minister for Tourism and Foreign Trade, Felix Plasencia revealed in an interview that Russia and Venezuela are analysing the possibility of opening commercial air routes between the two countries. The minister, who last week participated in the 23rd …
globalresearch.ca/did-russia-just-consolidate-latin-american-not-us-backyard/5689476

'Rio Pact' means war danger between Venezuela and Colombia, pressure on Cuba
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
Some people had the wistful thought that the departure of John Bolton as Trump's National Security Advisory would cause an easing of the wacky aggressiveness of current U.S. foreign policy. Alas, no. Trump quickly clarified that whatever his disagreements with Bolton actually had been, he has no intention of letting up the pressure on Venezuela, …
peoplesworld.org/article/rio-pact-means-war-danger-between-venezuela-and-colombia-pressure-on-cuba/

Venezuela: Despite U.S. sanctions Maduro delivers house number 2.8 million
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-17
As a part of Great Housing Mission Venezuela, the national program guarantees citizens' access to adequate housing. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/17/venezuela-despite-u-s-sanctions-maduro-delivers-house-number-2-8-million/

Ecuadorean Congress Approves UNASUR Withdrawal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
The National Assembly of Ecuador approved Tuesday a report denouncing the Union of South American Nations' treaty, formalizing the process to definitively leave the regional body. | RELATED: | Ecuador's Ex-President Rafael Correa on UNASUR 'Disintegration' | With 79 votes in favor, 36 against, 4 abstentions and no null votes, the national legislators approved the report that had been prepared by the Sovereignty, Integration and International Relations Commission and awaited the r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuadorean-Congress-Approves-UNASUR-Withdrawal-20190917-0040.html

Chilean Gov't Rejects Bill to Reduce Labor Week to 40 Hours
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Chile's Finance Minister Felipe Larrain on Monday called the bill presented by leftist lawmaker Camila Vallejo to reduce the weekly work hours from 45 to 40 hours "a bad initiative". | RELATED: | Newspaper 'El Mercurio' Publishes Justification For Pinochet's Dictatorship | "It is a bad project because it will mean a reduction in the salaries of Chileans and a significant reduction in employment," Larrain said, adding that "this project is unconstitutional." | N…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chilean-Govt-Rejects-Bill-to-Reduce-Labor-Week-to-40-Hours–20190917-0012.html

Brazilian GM workers speak out on US autoworkers' strike
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Brazilian GM workers increasingly recognize that every issue they face is common to their class brothers in the US and internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/brgm-s17.html

Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
The Second Special Court of First Instance with jurisdiction in cases related to crimes associated with terrorism with jurisdiction in the national territory and jurisdiction to hear and decide crimes associated with corruption and organized crime ordered the immediate release of lawmaker Edgar José Zambrano Ramírez , who is under prosecution for the alleged flagrant commission of crimes that threaten the Venezuelan State. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | Accordi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Court-Frees-Opposition-Lawmaker-20190917-0034.html

La hipocresía de Hausmann: Ganando dinero de dictaduras mientras promueve 'democracia' en Venezuela
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-16
Ricardo Hausmann arremetió contra bancos por hacer negocios con el negocio electo de Venezuela. Pero sus declaraciones financieras a Harvard…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/16/ricardo-hausmann-dinero-dictaduras-venezuela/

Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-16
Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14657

Venezuela: Elements of opposition reach deal with Maduro government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On Monday September 16, the leaders of several opposition parties arrived at the Foreign Ministry in downtown Caracas to participate in the Roundtable of National Dialogue organized by the elected government of Nicolás Maduro. The Roundtable was established in the aftermath of the fascist violence in 2017, which was a response to the Supreme Court's decision to strip the National Assembly of its powers after its refusal to adhere to the country's constitution. | On the first day of the meeting, representatives from the government and the opposition parties announced six agreements that ha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/16/venezuela-elements-opposition-reach-deal-maduro-government

Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/will-the-imf-fed-negative-interest-and-digital-money-kill-the-western-economy/

Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-15
Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14656

Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
Aaron Kesel | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-15
In Brazil, a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed.

Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism: We Want to Create an Economy That Works for All of Us
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/bernie_sanders_democratic_socialism_defense_democratic

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
Colombian peace process James JordanIssue 1237 Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) FARC-EPSeptember 13, 2019A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia h…
greenleft.org.au/content/former-colombian-guerrillas-rearm-government-undermines-peace-accords

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
Colombian peace process James JordanIssue 1237 Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) FARC-EPSeptember 13, 2019A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia h…
greenleft.org.au/content/former-colombian-guerrillas-rearm-government-undermines-peace-accords

As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…
greenleft.org.au/content/amazon-forest-burns-corporate-media-deflects-blame

As the Amazon forest burns, corporate media deflects blame
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
climate emergency Brian MierIssue 1237 Australia Amazon fires ranchers monocultureSeptember 13, 2019I spent last week in the Brazilian Am…
greenleft.org.au/content/amazon-forest-burns-corporate-media-deflects-blame

Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/exit-john-bolton-but-will-that-mean-an-end-to-his-failed-foreign-policy/

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654

Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/john_bolton_fired_national_security_adviser

Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-11
Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14653

Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-09
Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14651

The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fragile-peace-splinters-abbott-190908/

Guaido on the verge of imprisonment: Why does the US have its eye on Essequibo?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-08
Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido and his team have been convicted of holding talks with Guyana on the territorial issue of Essequibo. According to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Bolivarian Republic, the opposition has offered to surrender Venezuelan's historical claims to the territory of Essequibo. El presidente venezolano @NicolasMaduro anunció que el gobierno se …
uwidata.com/5251-guaido-on-the-verge-of-imprisonment-why-does-the-us-have-its-eye-on-essequibo/

New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda
Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-08
The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14650

Evo Morales, providing leadership in times of adversity
Enrique Moreno Gimeranez | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-08
While other South American leaders delayed, Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales personally led efforts to confront the tragedy in the Amazon.
liberationnews.org/evo-morales-providing-leadership-in-times-of-adversity/

Evo Morales, providing leadership in times of adversity
Enrique Moreno Gimeranez | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-08
While other South American leaders delayed, Bolivian Pres. Evo Morales personally led efforts to confront the tragedy in the Amazon.
liberationnews.org/evo-morales-providing-leadership-in-times-of-adversity/