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2021-11-30: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-30). Interview: Wife Of Venezuelan Diplomat 'Kidnapped' By The US. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, November 24, MintPress News Editor in Chief Mnar Adley sat down to speak with Camila Saab, the wife of imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. | Saab was on a diplomatic mission to Iran in June 2020, where he was tasked with securing deals for food, medicine and personal protective equipment. His plane stopped off in Cabo Verde — a group of islands off the west coast of Africa — for a routine refueling. | He would never finish his journey, as, on orders from the United States government, local authorities stormed the vehicle, forcing him off the plane — an event that would begin…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-30). Seven day march in defense of democracy concludes in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days. Over a million people had joined the march by the time it reached La Paz. The demonstration was organized in defense of democracy, in support of President Luis Arce's gov't, and in rejection of the recent destabilization attempts promoted by the far-right opposition sectors.

Editor2 (2021-11-30). Washington's Lackeys and the Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Verbena Córdula — Nov 27, 2021 | Despite the fact that independent international observers have confirmed and revealed that the elections that took place in Venezuela were exemplary, the establishment insists on stigmatising the Bolivarian country through articles that seek to cast suspicion on the electoral process in that country. | It is truly regrettable how some groups think they own the world and want to impose their worldview, even if they harm millions of people, as is the case of the Venezuelan population, which for years has been sacrificed by the arrogance of those who cannot stand the struggle…

Marco Teruggi (2021-11-30). Chavismo Consolidates its Power in the Face of a Divided Opposition. orinocotribune.com By Marco Teruggi — Nov 23, 2021 | Chavismo won in last week's regional elections. This is demonstrated by the national political map which, in terms of governorships, now shows 20 states in the hands of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and three in the hands of different opposition forces, an irreversible landscape with the exception of the state of Barinas, which, in the afternoon hours of Monday was still under final count. 20 state capitals also remained in the hands of Chavismo and, out of the total of 335 mayoralties at stake, the PSUV won in 205 of them, a figure still in the process of b…

Reinaldo Iturriza (2021-11-30). The Battle of Ideas and the War of Interpretations. orinocotribune.com -By Reinaldo Iturriza | There is a certain bitterness which I perceive amongst those wishing to direct the the current debate concerning the implications of Venezuela's most recent elections. These official spokespersons—and, most pointedly, certain commentators—exhibit the vague uneasiness of those who aspire to monopolize the truth and struggle to tolerate conflicting perspectives. | It's something, and I must stress this, which can be widely identified across Venezuela's political spectrum. That is to say, apart from being vague, this uneasiness can be found in all corners of Venezuela's political…

Staff (2021-11-30). Supreme Court Orders CNE to Suspend Vote Recount in Barinas & Hold New Election in January. orinocotribune.com Caracas, November 30, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—This Monday, November 29, Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) Electoral Chamber issued a ruling requesting that the elections for governor in Barinas state be redone in January. Some analysts interpret that the ruling also stipulates that opposition (MUD) candidate Freddy Superlano is ineligible to hold public office, according to a comptroller's office administrative decision from August 17 of this year. | On Sunday, November 21, a few hours after regional and municipal elections were held in Venezuela, National Electoral Council (CNE) president, Pedro…

teleSUR (2021-11-30). Ecuadorean President Lasso Enforces IMF-Style Tax Reform. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso mandated into law a controversial tax reform bill aimed at raising US$1.9 billion over the next two years. | RELATED: | "The bill takes effect by mandate of the Constitution," the Presidency's Communication Secretariat said in a statement, adding that enacting the law "means building a new path towards the country's recovery and generating jobs." | The bill was submitted…

teleSUR (2021-11-30). Brazil To Remove Barriers To The Use Of Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Brazil's Foreign Affairs Ministry Carlos Franca indicated that his country will use the Sputnik V vaccine as soon as the World Health Organization (WHO) approves it. | RELATED: | "We must bring positions between our regulatory agencies to withdraw the current demand," he said after a meeting with the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry Sergey Lavrov, with whom he signed a diplomatic consultation agreement that…

_____ (2021-11-29). Thousands March Against Right-Wing Maneuver To Impeach Pedro Castillo. popularresistance.org On November 25, Peruvian opposition legislators from three right-wing parties, presented a motion in Congress that seeks to remove socialist President Pedro Castillo from office. The motion, which alleged "moral incapacity" of the head of state to govern, was presented with the signatures of 28 legislators of the Popular Force, Popular Renewal, and Go on Country parties. | The motion will go to a vote in Congress scheduled for December 7 and will need 52 votes from the 130 legislators for impeachment procedures to begin. If it manages to receive support to begin debate in Congress, a final vote to oust Castillo,…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). 'March For the Homeland' to Arrive In La Paz. telesurenglish.net After six days of walking, some 50,000 Bolivian workers, farmers, and Indigenous people arrived in La Paz on Monday in the "March for the Homeland," which seeks to support President Luis Arce amid far-right protests seeking to destabilize the country and prompt a new coup d'état. | RELATED: | "The Bolivian oligarchy seeks to ignore Arce's victory in the 2020 elections to carry out a coup d'état similar to that of 2019, in which…

Staff (2021-11-29). President Maduro Accuses EU Electoral Mission of Espionage. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, accused the European Union (EU) electoral observation mission (EOM) of being spies who tried to tarnish the November 21 election. | "Who arrived?" asked Maduro. "Spies! They tried to stain the impeccable electoral process of Venezuela and they could not. A delegation of spies." | The president made the comments Sunday during a working meeting to present the weekly report on Venezuela's battle against COVID-19, broadcast on publicly owned Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | The national leader drew attention to the number of delegates throughout the country who utilized "a…

Staff (2021-11-29). A Cold-Blooded Analysis of Venezuela's 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com I.Preface | In the Venezuela of the 21st century, perhaps now as never before, it is important to stop and observe the electoral results in detail. If we stick to the most visible result—despite the poor choice of the US government and the few who, counter to all political wisdom, continue supporting the fiction of the "interim government"—the official candidates of Chavismo won the majority of the contested positions. Quite significantly, the anti-Chavista opposition returned to the electoral fold, which undoubtedly constitutes extraordinary news for Venezuelan society. | That said, it is appropriate…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Venezuelan Supreme Orders Repeat Election in Barinas State. telesurenglish.net The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of Venezuela announced this Monday the repetition of the regional elections in Barinas next January 9, after the elections of November 21 yielded a close result between Chavismo and the opposition. | Photograph of the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE) today, in Caracas (Venezuela)…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-29). Diosdado Cabello: 21N Elections Showed that Chavismo Remains Solid & United. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, November 28, the First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, stated that the November 21 elections demonstrated that Chavismo remains solid and united, while the opposition remains divided in the short and long term. | Cabello made the comments during an interview on the program Aqui Con Ernesto Villegas. "The victory of the 21N elections was whole, absolute, unquestionable, and indisputable, based on a strategy defined by the high command of the Revolution and President Nicolás Maduro," said Cabello. | The parliamentarian noted that without the excellent s…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-29). Second Phase of Citizen Verification Audit Confirms Accuracy of 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com Auditors from political parties alongside technical personnel from Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), external advisers, and assistants analyzed a sample of 206 polling stations from the election day on November 21, which is proportionally representative of the entire country. | According to the press release of the electoral body, on Friday, November 26, the Citizen Verification Audit Phase 2 was carried out in the facilities of Warehouse Number 3 of the Electoral Power in Filas de Mariche, Miranda state. The sample, using the boxes in which voting receipts and other materials are stored, was audited…

Paul Dobson (2021-11-29). [UPDATED] Venezuela's Maduro Reaches Out to Elected Opposition Leaders, Calls for Unity. venezuelanalysis.com The Supreme Court ordered that the governor election be repeated in Barinas state on Monday and barred the opposition candidate from running again.

Jorge Elbaum (2021-11-29). Argentina: Discusiones ineludibles para afrontar los próximos dos años de gobierno. globalizacion.ca El Frente de Todos se encuentra atravesado por una serie de discusiones respecto a las prioridades de la agenda gubernamental, las negociaciones con el FMI, la crisis social, el trabajo, la seguridad interna, la comunicación y las diferentes orientaciones respecto…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). Latin America: Why the Elections in Chile, Brazil and Colombia are Crucial. libya360.wordpress.com Emir Sader Latin America has become the epicenter of the greatest political struggles of the 21st century because it was the epicenter of neoliberalism in the world. It was the region with the most neoliberal and radical governments. Therefore, it became the region where the anti-neoliberal governments developed, thus becoming the fundamental scenario of the…

Kevin Funk (2021-11-29). Chile at the Crossroads: Between Reform and Reaction. fpif.org In separate votes in October 2020 and May 2021, Chileans went to the polls and delivered three resounding defeats to the country's political establishment. | First, nearly 80 percent of voters chose to discard the country's constitution, a neoliberal-oriented product of the violent, U.S.-backed Augusto Pinochet dictatorship that ruled from 1973-1990. | Second, a similar margin decided to exclude existing representatives from the process of drafting a proposed new constitution, instead putting this power in the hands of directly elected citizens. | And third, they elected a left-dominated slate to serve on the Con…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Chile: Gabriel Boric Is Likely To Win Run-off Elections. telesurenglish.net Voting intention polls released on Sunday showed that Chile's leftist presidential candidate Gabriel Boric (Social Convergence) is likely to defeat the Republican Party candidate Jose Kast in the Dec. 19 run-off elections. | RELATED: | The Public Square survey showed that the leftist politician is likely to be six percentage points ahead of Kast in the upcoming elections with 39 percent and 33 percent support, respectiv…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Puebla Group's Seventh Summit Starts In Mexico City. telesurenglish.net On Monday, about 150 progressive politicians from Spain and Latin America arrived in Mexico City to attend the Puebla Group forum's seventh meeting, which seeks to discuss multilateral development strategies and ways to strengthen democracy. | RELATED: | Led by Chile's left-wing former Presidential candidate Marco Enriquez-Ominami, this meeting is the first of the Puebla Group to be held face-to-face since 2020, whe…

Paul Walder (2021-11-29). El fantasma de Pinochet recorre Chile en las elecciones más complejas de los últimos 30 años. globalizacion.ca En menos de seis meses la atmósfera política chilena ha mutado como una tormenta en un día soleado. El proceso político que parió en 2019 la revuelta popular estaba en plena marcha, la Convención Constitucional avanzaba pese a las no…

Editor2 (2021-11-29). Years of Ongoing Violence: the Fragile Peace in Colombia. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Nov. 25, 2021 | Cuba oversaw, like no other nation, the peace process that Colombia experienced just five years ago. Havana hosted the first consensus between the government of then President Juan Manuel Santos and the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) in August 2016. | Three months later—on November 24 of that year—Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, leader of the defunct guerrillas, and former President Santos signed their names in Bogotá to pave the way for the implementation of the process negotiated for at least four years. | After the…

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2021-11-29: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-29). A Cold-Blooded Analysis of Venezuela's 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com I.Preface | In the Venezuela of the 21st century, perhaps now as never before, it is important to stop and observe the electoral results in detail. If we stick to the most visible result—despite the poor choice of the US government and the few who, counter to all political wisdom, continue supporting the fiction of the "interim government"—the official candidates of Chavismo won the majority of the contested positions. Quite significantly, the anti-Chavista opposition returned to the electoral fold, which undoubtedly constitutes extraordinary news for Venezuelan society. | That said, it is appropriate…

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-29). Diosdado Cabello: 21N Elections Showed that Chavismo Remains Solid & United. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, November 28, the First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, stated that the November 21 elections demonstrated that Chavismo remains solid and united, while the opposition remains divided in the short and long term. | Cabello made the comments during an interview on the program Aqui Con Ernesto Villegas. "The victory of the 21N elections was whole, absolute, unquestionable, and indisputable, based on a strategy defined by the high command of the Revolution and President Nicolás Maduro," said Cabello. | The parliamentarian noted that without the excellent s…

Staff (2021-11-29). President Maduro Accuses EU Electoral Mission of Espionage. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, accused the European Union (EU) electoral observation mission (EOM) of being spies who tried to tarnish the November 21 election. | "Who arrived?" asked Maduro. "Spies! They tried to stain the impeccable electoral process of Venezuela and they could not. A delegation of spies." | The president made the comments Sunday during a working meeting to present the weekly report on Venezuela's battle against COVID-19, broadcast on publicly owned Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | The national leader drew attention to the number of delegates throughout the country who utilized "a…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-11-29). Second Phase of Citizen Verification Audit Confirms Accuracy of 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com Auditors from political parties alongside technical personnel from Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), external advisers, and assistants analyzed a sample of 206 polling stations from the election day on November 21, which is proportionally representative of the entire country. | According to the press release of the electoral body, on Friday, November 26, the Citizen Verification Audit Phase 2 was carried out in the facilities of Warehouse Number 3 of the Electoral Power in Filas de Mariche, Miranda state. The sample, using the boxes in which voting receipts and other materials are stored, was audited…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-29). Latin America: Why the Elections in Chile, Brazil and Colombia are Crucial. libya360.wordpress.com Emir Sader Latin America has become the epicenter of the greatest political struggles of the 21st century because it was the epicenter of neoliberalism in the world. It was the region with the most neoliberal and radical governments. Therefore, it became the region where the anti-neoliberal governments developed, thus becoming the fundamental scenario of the…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Chile: Gabriel Boric Is Likely To Win Run-off Elections. telesurenglish.net Voting intention polls released on Sunday showed that Chile's leftist presidential candidate Gabriel Boric (Social Convergence) is likely to defeat the Republican Party candidate Jose Kast in the Dec. 19 run-off elections. | RELATED: | The Public Square survey showed that the leftist politician is likely to be six percentage points ahead of Kast in the upcoming elections with 39 percent and 33 percent support, respectiv…

Editor2 (2021-11-29). Years of Ongoing Violence: the Fragile Peace in Colombia. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Nov. 25, 2021 | Cuba oversaw, like no other nation, the peace process that Colombia experienced just five years ago. Havana hosted the first consensus between the government of then President Juan Manuel Santos and the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) in August 2016. | Three months later—on November 24 of that year—Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, leader of the defunct guerrillas, and former President Santos signed their names in Bogotá to pave the way for the implementation of the process negotiated for at least four years. | After the…

Misión Verdad (2021-11-28). Peruvian Congress Presents Motion to Impeach Pedro Castillo. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, November 25, representatives from three right-wing parties presented a formal impeachment request to remove leftist president Pedro Castillo, who has been in power for only four months. The representatives allege that Castillo has displayed a "moral incapacity" to exercise his executive functions. | A similar clause in the Constitution was used successfully to remove Peru's President Martín Vizcarra from office in November 2020. Vizcarra's removal, viewed as a soft coup by many, triggered widespread demonstrations. Peruvians' demands included the formation of a Constituent Assembly, one of the pillar…

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-28). Gobierno tilda de golpe de Estado moción contra Pedro Castillo. telesurtv.net El presidente Castillo afirmó que la derecha peruana busca desconocer los resultados de las últimas elecciones y desestabilizar a Perú.

teleSUR (2021-11-28). Peru: 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Affects at Least 90 People. telesurenglish.net Peru's Geophysical Institute (IGP) reported a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in the northern Peruvian Amazon jungle. | RELATED: | National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) director Miguel Yamasaki reported that the earthquake damaged 19 houses and two health centers. At least 90 people were affected, and two had injuries. | The IGP informed that the epicenter was registered 98 km east of Santa Maria de Nieva in the Condorcanqu…

sputniknews (2021-11-28). Powerful 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Peru – Videos. sputniknews.com There have been no reports of damages or casualties caused by the earthquake so far.

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-28). Sismo de magnitud 5.2 estremece a la capital y costa peruana. telesurtv.net La Dirección de Hidrografía y Navegación de la Marina de Guerra del Perú indicó que el sismo no generó una alerta de tsunami.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-11-28). Terremoto de 7.5 sacude la región del Amazonas en Perú. telesurtv.net Se derrumba la torre de la histórica iglesia de La Jalca Grande.

teleSUR, drl, JL (2021-11-28). Pdte. de Bolivia exhorta a defender la constitucionalidad. telesurtv.net "Bolivia necesita seguir trabajando por la reactivación económica y la reconstrucción de la Patria", indicó el jefe de Estado.

_____ (2021-11-28). Bolivia: Massive Six Day March To Defend Democracy. popularresistance.org Bolivia – On Monday, November 29, the massive "March for the Country" led by social movements and indigenous peoples will culminate in the capital, La Paz, for a large rally in defense of democracy. Just over a year ago, the Bolivian people overthrew a violent US-backed coup regime at the ballot box with the election of President Luis Arce. The Bolivian people have continued to fight off attempts by the US government to undermine their restored government. | To raise awareness of the attack on democracy and to show the great support for the current government within the country, tens of thousands of people have b…

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-11-28). Central Obrera Boliviana insta a recibir Marcha por la Patria en La Paz. telesurtv.net El lunes, tras una semana de recorrido por todo el país, arriba a la capital la marcha de apoyo al presidente Luis Arce.

teleSUR, JL (2021-11-28). Venezuela rechaza injerencia de España sobre comicios. telesurtv.net "Los observadores han calificado al sistema electoral venezolano como uno de los más modernos y confiables del mundo", acotó la Cancillería en Caracas.

_____ (2021-11-28). Venezuela's Socialists Win Elections In Landslide. popularresistance.org After years of boycotting previous votes, Venezuela's right-wing opposition parties agreed to participate in these elections, through a series of negotiations that were held in Mexico and sponsored by Norway and the Netherlands. | A delegation of US National Lawyers Guild members traveled to Venezuela to monitor the elections, visiting 12 voting sites in Caracas and other states. They reported, "We observed a balanced and transparent voting process which voters expressed confidence in." | "From a technical point of view, we observed an electoral system that was fundamentally transparent and facilitated by a workf…

Staff (2021-11-28). Electoral Observers Participate in Venezuela's Indigenous Elections. orinocotribune.com A group of international observers, invited by the National Electoral Council (CNE) to take part in Venezuela's recent November 21 mega-elections, also served as observers for the election of Indigenous legislative and municipal councils members. These elections were held on Friday, November 25 in accordance with the customary forms of government of the first nations. The elections took place in the states of Amazonas, Anzoátegui, Apure, Bolívar, Delta Amacuro, Monagas, Sucre, and Zulia. | Representatives of the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (CEELA), as well as observers from the European Union elec…

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-11-28). Venezuela celebra aniversario de rebelión militar del 27N. telesurtv.net En 1992 se produjo la segunda parte de rebelión articulada del movimiento cívico-militar contra Carlos A. Pérez.

teleSUR, SH (2021-11-28). Movimiento indígena se retira de diálogos en Ecuador. telesurtv.net La confederación indígena de Ecuador determinó que desde enero retomarán las movilizaciones contra el presidente Guillermo Lasso.

Staff (2021-11-28). Opiniones divididas en Ecuador ante apertura de frontera con Colombia. telesurtv.net Una de las preocupaciones más fundadas se refieren a la diferencia de la cotización del dólar en ambos países.

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