2020-03-20: Social Media Postees

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Expert: US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during pandemic could be genocidal
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-20
Intensified US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during the COVID-19 pandemic could amount to genocide, a former UN expert warns. Iran…

15 Among Brazilian Delegation that Met with Trump Now Have Coronavirus
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-20
It's been eleven days since the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his delegation met with Trump and many White House staffers at Mar-a-Lago on March 7. First it was Nestor Forster, Brazil's Chargé d'Affaires in Washington, and Nelsinho Trad, …

Sanctions: Unilateral Coercive Measures for Regime Change in Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-20
In discussing the issue of "sanctions" there are two main points that need to be made. One is the use of the correct terminology when referring to the government actions that the US, Canada and the EU take in order …

Bolivia: Coup-Born Regime Rejects Medical Cooperation From Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
Bolivia's coup-born president Jeanine Añez and her Health Minister Erwin Viruez rejected the Cuban health cooperation amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | RELATED: | Bolivia: Senkata and Sencaba Events Under Investigation | In an interview with local news media, Viruez affirmed that the Bolivian doctors have "the capacity to respond to this or any other contingency." | "Cuban doctors we…

Latin American Leaders Demand Continent's Debt to Be Condoned
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa, Bolivia's former Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Colombia's former presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, and other progressive intellectuals Friday called on the international community to make multilateral financial institutions and other private creditors sensitive to the ongoing economic situation and forgive the Latin American countries' sovereign external debt. | RELATED: | US, European Economists Predict Recession Due to COVID-19…

Coronavirus transforms routine flight into private jet for unsuspecting passenger (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-03-20
A man from Argentina traveling from Tel-Aviv to Barcelona was stunned to find out that he'd hired himself an entire jet for the price of a single ticket. The coronavirus panic saw him ending up the only passenger aboard. | Earlier this week, Ilan, an Orthodox Jew from Argentina, arrived at Ben Gurion Airport with his luggage, only to learn that Israeli El Al Airlines had canceled his flight as part of the country's harsh Covid-19 travel restrictions. | But the 21-year-old didn't give up that easily as he went searching for other options at the almost empty airport. His persistence was rewarded as he was able t…

'The Purge has begun': Sirens mark beginning of national quarantine in Argentina in most ominous way possible (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-03-20
A global pandemic is enough to put most people on edge, but authorities in Argentina decided to make matters worse by marking the start of a nationwide lockdown using an ominous siren taken straight from the Purge movie franchise. | As darkly humorous comments on eyewitness videos show, following a televised countdown, Argentinians were warned that the quarantine had officially begun with the spine-tingling wail of sirens. | si a las 00.00 no suena la alarma de la purga esta cuarentena total ya arranca mal pic.twitter.com/5FA3YbhPyN– Quimey Herrera (@QuimeyHerrera01)…

Colombia: President Duque Faces Investigation for Vote Buying
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
Congress' Investigation Chamber Thursday presented the first inquiry document of the accusation process against Colombia's President Ivan Duque due to vote-buying accusations. | RELATED: | Colombia to Suspend Entry for All Travelers From Abroad | This ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãact officially initiates the preliminary investigation against him after former congressw…

Growing anger among Brazilian workers to response of government and unions to coronavirus crisis
wsws.org | 2020-03-20
In the Brazilian auto plants, the life of the workers is being put at risk on a daily basis to ensure that the corporations continue to extract profits.

Argentina under lockdown as coronavirus cases surge
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-20
The country will remain under lockdown until at least March 31, President Alberto Fernandez said in a statement posted on Twitter Thursday night."I have just decreed social, preventive and compulsory isolation for the entire population. An exceptional decision at an exceptional moment," Fernandez said.The president stressed the decision was taken because the pandemic spreads rapidly across the world and it is "the most serious health problem.""After listening to the experts, the political forces, and the governors, I decided to: Restrict circulation. Everyone will stay in their own house. No one has to panic," he…

IMF refuses aid to Venezuela in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-03-19
On March 16, 2020, the chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva wrote a blog post on the Fund's website; it represents the kind of generosity necessary in the midst of a global pandemic. "The IMF stands ready to mobilize its $1 trillion lending capacity to help our membership," she wrote. | Source…

Protests Against the "Bolsonaro Virus" Spread in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
For the second day in a row, ultra-right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro was the subject of protests in several Brazilian cities, local media reported Wednesday. | RELATED: | Brazil Demands Bolsonaro's Removal With a Wave of Protests | The protests began in the country on Tuesday, after residents of some communities in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, from windows and balconies, shouted and pot-banging for Bolsonaro's resignation. | After the call went viral on Twitter, the protests rea…

Brazil: Sao Paulo Police Capture Nearly Half of Escaped Inmates
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
Brazilian Police captured more than 500 of the 1400 inmates who escaped from Sao Paulo's penitentiary institutions. | RELATED: | Protests Against the "Bolsonaro Virus" Spread in Brazil | The massive escape occurred on March 16 in three prisons located in Managua, Mirandopolis, and Taubate. The inmates started fires, riots, and took guards as hostages after authorities announced several departures and visiting restrictions as a measure to prevent Covid-19 spreading in Brazilian territo…

Cargo Arrives in Venezuela With Medical Aid From China
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
A special medicine and medical supplies shipment arrived in Venezuela from China on Thursday, March 19th, as the Asian nation continues to provide assistance to the Bolivarian Republic. . | RELATED: | Twitter Restricts Profiles of Venezuelan Officials | Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, announced that the cargo arrived and assured it would allow thousands to be tested for possible Covid-19 cases and diagnose the positive ones. | The mandatary explained that so f…

Bolivia: Senkata and Sencaba Events Under Investigation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
Bolivian Legislative Commission announced on Thursday that they will investigate the Senkata and Sencaba events in the El Alto province that took place in November 2019. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Añez Uses Police to Enforce Measures Against COVID-19 | According to Victor Broda, Movement to Socialism (MAS) party deputy and Special Mix Legislative Commission's president, the inquiring process would not be a simple data collection, but a determination on both intellectual and material…

California Orders Quarantine for 40 Million People
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, decreed Thursday a quarantine for nearly 40 million residents of the state. Further, he ordered the closure of nonessential businesses to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the state. | RELATED: | Covid-19 Updates: Argentina Declares Quarantine + More | The Democrat governor's order comes at a time when the cases confirmed to be COVID-19 in the Golden State are around a thousand, and the deceased…

Covid-19 Updates: Argentina Declares Quarantine + More
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
UPDATE 8: 30 PM: | President Fernandez of Argentina declares preventive quarantine due to Coronavirus. Here is a summary of the statements made during his press conference: * We made a lot of efforts to make people understand (that social isolation is necessary) | * We take measures with companies, suspend classes and yet we had problems with people who do not understand that they have to stay home | * Decree of necessity and urgency: from midnight all people must submit to mandatory preventive social isolation until March 31 | * Open local businesses (warehouses, pharmacies, etc.) | * Security forces will cont…

Covid-19's Effects Put Argentina on the Verge of a Debt Default
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
Argentina's risk premium rose to 4,044 basis points on Wednesday amid the financial markets crisis prompted by the economic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Buenos Aires, stock market activity decreased by more than 12 percent and the value of Argentine shares listed on Wall Street fell by almost 27 percent. | RELATED: | Argentina and IMF To Advance On New Debt Payment Agreement | The combined effect of these events makes Argentina's public debt, which was already unsustai…

Colombia: Senators Ask Duque for More Decision to Halt Covid-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
More than 60 Colombian lawmakers and senators Thursday asked President Ivan Duque to take more forceful measures in the face of the health emergency caused by the Covid-19. | RELATED: | Colombian and Venezuelan Ombudsmen Unite Against COVID-19 | They argued that while reconnecting water to thousands of homes is fine, Colombians need four things that the government is not doing. | Mandatory isolation is the most effective measure. However, for people to stay at home, the government mu…

Economists Demand Trump Immediately Lift Iran, Cuba, Venezuela Sanctions
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-19
A group of economists and policy experts on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to immediately lift the United States' crippling sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and other countries, warning that the economic warfare

Ecuador: Guayaquil Prevents Plane From Landing Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
Guayaquil authorities blocked the airstrip of the airport in this Ecuadorian city on Wednesday to prevent the arrival of a plane from Spain on the suspicion that it was carrying passengers infected with COVID-19. | RELATED: | Covid-19 Updates: First Positives in El Salvador and Nicaragua | The Airbus of Iberia, which had departed from Madrid with 11 passengers, intended to land on the runway of the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil; however, it was preve…

Colombia to Suspend Entry for All Travelers From Abroad
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
Colombia will block entry to everyone traveling from abroad from midnight on Monday to control the spread of coronavirus, President Ivan Duque said on Thursday, under pressure domestically to react efficiently to the global pandemic. | RELATED: | Colombia: Senators Ask Duque for More Decision to Halt Covid-19 | The Andean country earlier this week…

Rio's Favelas Seen as Potential Coronavirus Breeding Grounds
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-19
"How am I going to isolate a family member who gets the illness if four of us share the same room in my house?" Maria, a resident of a Brazilian metropolis' jam-packed Tavares Bastos favela, asks rhetorically about the potential spread thereof the novel coronavirus. | RELATED: | Brazil: Massive Prisoner Escape Increases Risk of COVID-19 | The inhabitants of Rio's densely populated favelas (shantytowns), where four or five people share small individual residences on average, have…

IMF rejects Venezuela coronavirus loan request over U.S. claims Maduro isn't president
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-18
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected Venezuela's request for a $5 billion emergency support package to help strengthen the country's health system in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. President Nicolas Maduro wrote to the global financial organization earlier this week asking for support as the country struggles to cope with crippling U.S. economic …

US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela's health sector as coronavirus spreads
Leonardo Flores | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-17
Promising to "smash" Venezuela's government during a "maximum pressure March," Trump has imposed crushing sanctions that force Venezuela to spend…

Venezuela: American Teamsters tour printing factory
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-17
Maracay, Venezuela

Corporate Media Condone Destruction of Venezuela's Voting Machines
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-03-15
The vast majority of Venezuela's voting machines were incinerated on March 7 in a fire that engulfed the main warehouse of the National Electoral Council. Corporate outlets followed the familiar script of blaming the victim, repeating the US State Department talking point that the Venezuelan electoral system is "rigged" and floating outlandish conspiracy theories.

No, Venezuela does not have a six child per family policy
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-03-13
I respect UK journalist Andrew Buncombe. As I noted for FAIR last year, he was one of the few corporate journalists who reported on a study linking Trump's financial sanctions on Venezuela to thousands of deaths by the end of 2018. Since 2018, Trump has repeatedly intensified the sanctions and threatened Venezuela with military action, Read…