2020-03-23: Social Media Postees

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The IMF Abandons Venezuelans to the Threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-23
No government that had to bow to the power of a financial institution like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) knows the harsh consequences to which it will have to submit. That includes the Venezuelan government. And yet last March 15 president Nicolas Maduro filed a formal request to the IMF for a financing facility of…

IMF Rejects Venezuela COVID-19 Emergency Fund Appeal
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-23
The International Monetary Fund has rejected a Venezuelan appeal for an emergency US $5 billion loan to face the coronavirus health crisis. | Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza revealed on Tuesday afternoon that President Nicolas Maduro had sent a letter to IMF …

Prison Protests Due to Overcrowding Ends in 23 Dead, 83 Wounded
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-22
At least 23 prisoners died and 83 were wounded in the La Modelo Prison in Bogotá during the riots last night, the Colombian Ministry of Justice reported on Sunday. According to the Ministry, several prisoners protested the overcrowding of these facilities amid fears of the coronavirus spreading. | RELATED: | Colombia: President Duque Faces Investigation for Vote Buying | "The result of the escape attempt in La Modelo was 23 dead and 83 wounded, of which 32 are in hospital centers,"

Death Toll From Coronavirus Rises to 50 in Latin America
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-22
On Sunday, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had left at least 50 people dead in Latin America, with Brazil reporting the highest death toll among all countries. | RELATED: | COVID-19 Will Increase Poverty & Unemployment in LatAm: ECLAC | Since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus in Brazil, several Latin American governments have decreed quarantines and strengthened sanitary measures to prevent the virus from spreading. | In South America, specifically,…

The IMF Abandons Venezuelans to the Threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic on a Political Decision
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-22
No government that had to bow to the power of a financial institution like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) knows the harsh consequences to which it will have to submit. That includes the Venezuelan government. And yet last March 15 …

Bolsonaro's Hospital Must Disclose Covid-19 Positives List
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-21
Brazil's Federal judge Raquel Soares Chiarelli ordered the Armed Forces Hospital (HFA) to present the list of people who turned out to be Covid-19 positives, among whom President Jair Bolsonaro could be. This order responds to the hospital's refusal to release data to the Federal District Health Department. | RELATED: | Protests Against the "Bolsonaro Virus" Spread in Brazil | "Proper identification of Covid-19 cases is essential for defining public policies to contend with the pandem…

U.S. Teamsters get warm welcome at Venezuela's Canaima laptop plant
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-21
Caracas, Venezuela – A Freedom Road Socialist Organization labor delegation toured the Canaima laptops and tablets factory in Caracas, Venezuela on March 12. The Canaima plant is located within walking distance of the bridge where U.S. puppet Juan Guaido launched a failed coup d'état April 30, 2019. Upon arrival, leading representatives of the Canaima assembly plant greeted the American Teamsters with genuine smiles and warm handshakes. | A Venezuelan educator and Canaima spokesperson, Oscar Martinez, explained the assembly plant's purpose, "Our goal is to produce a laptop or tablet for every school-aged child i…

Covid-19 Updates: Minister in Ecuador Quits, Has Covid-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-21
China registers only one new case locally and 45 in foreign arrivals: China registered 46 new contagions of coronavirus today, only one locally and 45 in travelers arriving from abroad, thus interrupting the trend maintained for three days without any contagion at the local level. , reported the National Health Commission. | Until last local midnight (16.00 GMT on Saturday), the Asian country recorded six new deaths, five of them in Hubei province and four in its capital, Wuhan, the focus of the pandemic. | Bolsonaro calls Sao Paulo governor "lunatic" for decreeing quarantine: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonar…

WHO: Deaths Exceed 10,000, More Than 250,000 Infected Globally
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-21
The COVID-19 virus continues, with confirmed cases now surpassing 250,000 globally–with more than 10,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Other sources put the number of infected at over 300 thousand. | RELATED: | Covid-19 Updates: Death Toll Rises in Brazil + More | WHO reported on Saturday that the number of deaths globally from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is at least 11,184, while infections total approximately 266,073. Figures that go on the rise as th…

Bolivia: Electoral Tribunal Suspends Elections Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-21
Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) Saturday postponed elections scheduled for May 3 as the de-facto government imposes nationwide restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup-Born Regime Rejects Medical Cooperation From Cuba | The body announced a 14-day suspension of preparations for the elections, coinciding with a quarantine ordered by de-facto President Jeanine Añez that includes a stay-at-home order, a clampdown on dom…

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…

Venezuela Guarantees Medicines to Fight Coronavirus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reinstated this Friday that the country has all the necessary medicines for the treatment required by the new Covid-19 coronavirus, thanks to the support given by the United Nations health system. | After the national social quarantine was decreed, the Venezuelan authorities have highlighted the importance of complying with this measure to prevent new cases of contagion in the territory, which so far has reported 42 infected people. | "We have the treatments, we have all the medicines we need for the treatments, we have…

Guyana: The Carter Center Withdraws Its Experts
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
The Carter Center has participated as an observer in the electoral process, but due to circumstances has decided to pull its experts from the ground. Their statement reads in full: | After careful consideration, The Carter Center has withdrawn its electoral experts and international observers from Guyana. The Center remains committed to promoting democracy and constitutional reform in Guyana and is willing to return when the electoral process resumes, assuming international travel is feasible. | The Carter Center made the difficult decision to have the team leave Guyana earlier today after weighing a combinati…

Deserted Streets, Online Dancing as Argentina Goes in Lockdown
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
Argentina went into full lockdown mode on Friday, with streets in Buenos Aires largely deserted, while workers and school kids in the capital logged on remotely to offices, classrooms and even digital dancing lessons, after a mandatory quarantine was imposed. | RELATED: | Covid-19's Effects Put Argentina on the Verge of a Debt Default | On Thursday Presiden…

Cuba Restricts Entry of Foreigners Due to Coronavirus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, announced on Friday new measures that will be applied on the island to prevent an increase in the number of infections by the new Covid-19 coronavirus, such as the restriction of entry to the country of foreigners. | RELATED: | Venezuela Guarantees Medicines to Fight Coronavirus | The president reiterated that the world is currently experiencing an "unprecedented challenge" with the rapid increase in con…

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…

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…