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2020-11-29: News Headlines

Marques Casara (2020-11-29). Racism and death at Carrefour are the tip of the iceberg involving multinationals. peoplesdispatch.org In Brazil, the Carrefour supermarket chain has been adopting racist behavior since 2009. In that year, employees at a unit in the city of Osasco beat up a black man, Januário Alves de Santana. Carrefour's claim was that Januário was trying to steal a car. Small detail: the car was owned by Januário. | In 2018, Luís Carlos Gomes, a physically disabled black man, was beaten in the bathroom of a Carrefour in the town of Sà£o Bernardo do Campo. The offense: opening a can of beer inside the store. | The most recent case occurred this fateful 2020. On the eve of Black Awareness Day, two white security guards beat…

teleSUR, ce (2020-11-28). Brazilian Justice Extends Investigation Against Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net The Supreme Federal Court (STF) of Brazil extended the investigations against President Jair Bolsonaro this Friday for 60 days. | RELATED: | Supreme Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes decided to extend the investigations against Bolsonaro for his alleged political interference in the Federal Police and also gave the Attorney General, Augusto Aras, five days to rule on the requirement for the President to give a statement. | Bo…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-28). Colombians embark on a fresh national strike against Ivan Duque. zcomm.org The nationwide protest is being carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them…

Manuela Solé (2020-11-28). Venezuela Sentences Former Citgo Executives for Corruption. venezuelanalysis.com The so-called "Citgo six" had been arrested in 2017 and their lawyers will appeal the ruling.

Yves Engler (2020-11-28). Canadian Media Refuses to Publish Op-ed by Venezuelan Foreign Minister. dissidentvoice.org Despite claims to objectivity and fairness, when it comes to Canadian interference in other countries' domestic affairs, there's long been only one side to the story reported in the dominant media. Even so, the pro-Ottawa slant on Venezuela is shocking. Recently Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza published an op-ed titled "Regime Change with a Human …

Andres Kargar (2020-11-28). The Emperor Has No Clothes. dissidentvoice.org I reviewed Sra. Michelle Bachelet's Report on Venezuela, and was quite outraged at her lack of consideration and due diligence. I will, in a moment, tell everyone why this report needs to be trashed, but even before that, I think I should mention two systemic flaws about this type of reporting regardless of which country …

David Zirin (2020-11-28). Diego Maradona: Comrade of the Global South. dissidentvoice.org The world mourns today following the passing of Diego Maradona, the soccer God and revolutionary from Argentina whose play inspired all manner of poetry and prose. The best description of Maradona's abilities came from the late Eduardo Galeano who wrote of Maradona in his book Soccer in Sun and Shadow, No one can predict the devilish …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-28). Legal proceedings against former de-facto government officials begin in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org The newly elected MAS government has opened investigations against several former officials of the de-facto government for their role in crimes committed during their one year tenure after the coup détat ágainst former president Evo Morales…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-28). 'Warehouse' nominated at Brazil's GIMFA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Iranian short film 'Warehouse' (Original title in Persian: Anbar) has been nominated for awards at Brazil's GIMFA (Gralha International Monthly Film Awards).

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-28). Chilean health workers hold an indefinite national strike. peoplesdispatch.org The healthcare professionals are demanding special bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021, among other measures…

Dan Collyns (2020-11-28). 'The People Are Not Afraid Any More': Young Peruvians Rise Up to Demand Change. zcomm.org After a tumultuous week, Peru's burgeoning grassroots movement says it will not accept a return to business as usual…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-28). 'American Bull' wins award at Chilean, Turkish film festivals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Iranian short 'American Bull' directed by Fateme Tousi, has won awards at two international film festivals in Chile and Turkey.

WSWS (2020-11-28). Brazilian government intensifies herd immunity campaign amid new COVID-19 surge. wsws.org With the beginning of the second wave, Bolsonaro is carrying out an anti-vaccine campaign, while state governments align their policies to a de facto herd immunity policy.

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Bolsonaro Declines To Testify on His Meddling With Police. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro informed the Federal Supreme Court (STF) that he will not testify over the investigation into his alleged interference in the Federal Police's work. | RELATED: | His decision was notified on Thursday by the Attorney General's Office (AGU) which is the body in charge of the defense of the Executive branch in judicial proceedings. | STF Minister Celso de Mello ordered that Bolsonaro appear t…

_____ (2020-11-27). Venezuela Convicts Six CITGO Former Executives Of Corruption. popularresistance.org Six former executives of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation were sentenced to between eight and 13 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption. | Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) announced that Citgo former President Jose Pereira will be in jail for 13 years and seven months for the crimes of "intentional embezzlement and conspiracy." | Pereira also will have to pay a fine of US$2 million, equivalent to 40 percent of the value of the embezzled goods. | Former executives Tomeu Vadell, Jorge Toledo, Gustavo Cardenas, Jose Zambrano, and Alirio Zambrano will serve eight years and ten months in priso…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). House Arrest for Bolivian Military Officer Accused of Murder. telesurenglish.net A court judge in Sacaba (Cochabamba) decided on Thursday to impose house arrest for the commander of the Armed Forces, General Alfredo Cuellar, accused of murder during the massacre that occurred in November 2019 during the police-army intervention against a public march of coca growers who were trying to reach the city of Cochabamba in support of deposed President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Cuellar, who was arrested…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Venezuela Honors Anti-Oligarchic Bolivarian Rebellion of 1992. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Bolivarian Military Aviation (AMB) Friday paid tribute at the Aragua State to the civic-military rebellion that took place on Nov. 27, 1992, against neoliberal policies imposed by Carlos Perez' administration (1974-1979). | RELATED: | As part of the tribute, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a monument in honor of the AMB officers who lost their lives amid an insurrection which "represented the awake…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Venezuela: The Road To D6 Parliamentary Elections. file:/Users/educators/Dropbox/_data/_rss/telesurenglish.net.xml On December 6, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will celebrate the first parliamentary elections since the National Assembly, which holds legislative power, was declared "in contempt" in 2016 after the opposition majority body repeatedly violated the constitutional order. | RELATED: | According to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, over 300 international observers are registered to participate in the elections due…

Orinoco Tribune (2020-11-27). Venezuela Presents Proposal for an International Association Against US Sanctions to Stop Crimes Against Humanity (UN Security Council). globalresearch.ca The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, intervened this Wednesday in the session of the Security Council to denounce the economic aggression of the United States against twenty-nine countries of the world, through …

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. counterpunch.org When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. In Hackney, in 1975, I filmed Irene Brunsden's family. Irene told me she gave her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes. "She doesn't tell me she's hungry, she

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Chile: Police Quell New Protests Demanding Piñera Step Down. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Chilean police used force against thousands of demonstrators who were trying to approach the Palacio de la Moneda, the seat of the national government, to demand the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera as well as the freedom of those detained during the social unrest that rocked the South American country in October 2019. | RELATED: | The police forces attacked the crowd using water cannons and tear g…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Bolivia: Court Lifts Photojournalist Facundo Molares' Arrest. telesurenglish.net In Bolivia, Montero City's Criminal ruled the cessation of preventive detention measures against Facundo Molares, an Argentine photojournalist who is being investigated for crimes committed during…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Venezuela Resumes Sending Oil to China Despite U.S. Sanctions. telesurenglish.net British news agency Reuters informed as such this Friday, citing tracking data of Refinitiv Eikon's ships and the state owned company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). | The news comes after illegal U.S. sanctions, which since 2019 prevented the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the PetroChina refinery from loading crude oil and fuels in Venezuelan ports. | RELATED: | According to the source, the first tank…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, Bolivian police arrested the commander of the Cochabamba Military Garrison, General Alfredo Cuellar, in connection with The Prosecutor's Office ordered Cuellar's arrest after he gave his statement in the Sacaba massacre case yesterday. The Prosecutor's Office said that the arrest warrant was issued because there were elements of convi…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Bolivia: General Alfredo Cuellar Arrested Over Sacaba Massacre. telesurenglish.net The Prosecutor's Office ordered the arrest of Bolivian Air Force General Alfredo Cuellar over the massacre that occurred in Sacaba city during the protests against the U.S.-backed coup that took place in November 2019. | RELATED: | The Bolivian general will remain in a cell of the Special Forces for the Fight Against Crime(FELCC) until his cautionary hearing. | "In the Sacaba events, I only performed administrative functions.

Cecilia Rikap (2020-11-26). What would a state-owned Amazon look like? Ask Argentina. zcomm.org Correo Compras promises to benefit workers, consumers and sellers, and could even use big data for the public good…

Judi Cheng (2020-11-26). Racist police killing in Brazil sparks protests, boycott & solidarity in US. liberationnews.org According to the Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil, 75.5 percent of victims of police murder in Brazil are Black.

Judi Cheng (2020-11-26). Racist killing in Brazil sparks protests, boycott & solidarity in US. liberationnews.org According to the Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil, 75.5 percent of victims of police murder in Brazil are Black.

teleSUR (2020-11-26). TeleSUR Signal Returns to Bolivian Television. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Vice President David Choquehuanca announced that as of Wednesday teleSUR multi-media platform's signal will return to the Bolivian television after a year of being off the air by order of the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez. | RELATED: | "The signal of Latin America's most important multi-media is back. Censorship is not the path to people's democracy. Today we celebrate freedom of expression," Choquehuanca…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). French Retailer Carrefour Sued for Black Man Death in Brazil. telesurenglish.net A Brazilian state attorney filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Carrefour to seek US$37.6 million in damages after a black man was beaten to death by security guards at the retailer's store in Porto Alegre city. | RELATED: | Apart from claiming damages, the lawsuit by the attorney asked a court to shut the store in the city to "reduce the risk of possible hostile acts that could occur during protests." | Carrefour Brazil said in a…

_____ (2020-11-26). Kissinger's Influence Over the U.S.-Backed Military Coup to Overthrow Socialism in Chile. strategic-culture.org New details are emerging of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) involvement in Chile against Salvador Allende. "We have to do everything we can to hurt [Allende] and bring him down," U.S. Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird From the day of Allende's inauguration as president, U.S. President Richard Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, schemed with the CIA to overthrown Allende, who…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Ecuador-U.S. Preliminary Trade Deal to Be Signed in December. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex) authorized the beginning of negotiations for the subscription of a preliminary Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States on December 7. | RELATED: | Foreign Trade Minister Ivan Ontaneda explained that the preliminary FTA will not address "sensitive issues" such as trade in agricultural goods. | The negotiations will be focused on issues such as export facilitation, better…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Chile: 7 Arrested Amid Protest for Political Prisoners' Release. telesurenglish.net Seven people Wednesday were arrested during a protest for the release of hundreds of political prisoners who were captured during the 2019 social outbreak against Chile's President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | Thousands of people took to the streets to "demand the freedom of the young people who remain in custody for their participation in the protests that followed October 18, 2019," protestor Ana Bohemia tweeted. | Pi…

Otto Koenig and Richard Detje (2020-11-26). Bolivia – the left returns to power. indybay.org The Bolivian people have proven that reason, dignity and fighting spirit cannot be suppressed either by a military coup or by government repression. The election result has implications not only for Bolivia, where it is an important step towards the restoration of democracy, but for the entire Latin American region in terms of democracy, national independence and economic and social progress.

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Brazil: Senate Passes Bill to Penalize Racial Hate Crimes. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Senate approved a bill on Wednesday to extend the penalties for racial hate crimes. This happened after a wave of nation-wide protests over the death of Joao Alberto Silveira at the hands of security personnel at a supermarket in Porto Alegre. | RELATED: | The bill was introduced by Workers' Party (PT) Senator Paulo Paim who chairs the Senate s Human Rights Committee. | His text seeks to modify the Penal Co…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Colombian social leader Julián Gil released after 900 days unjustly held in prison. peoplesdispatch.org "This is a victory of people's movements," declared Julián Gil as he left the prison and was greeted by dozens of family members, friends as well as militants and leaders of his organization Congreso de los Pueblos (the People's Congress). Gil, who worked as the technical secretary of the organization was arrested 902 days ago outside the organization's office and falsely accused of having participated in and planned acts of terrorism. | On Tuesday November 24, the Specialized Judge of Cundinamarca absolved Gil of all charges and declared that he should be released immediately. Gil had been accused of rebellion a…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Venezuela Calls on UNSC to Reject Unilateral Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, Venezuela's Ambassador Samuel Moncada proposed the formation of an "International Alliance Against Unilateral Coercive Measures" to halt the crimes against humanity committed by the U.S. government, which keeps arbitrary economic sanctions against 29 countries. | RELATED: | "The U.S. claim to impose its national legislation as if it were universal laws, t…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Chile: Gov't Pension Fund Withdrawal Draft Advances in Senate. telesurenglish.net Chile's Senate approved on Thursday the second withdrawal of 10 percent of individual pension funds (AFPs), aiming to support the population during the economic crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The lawmakers approved the government's draft with 35 votes in favor, one against, and five abstentions, allowing the withdrawal and establishing that those who access it have to pay the corresponding income tax. The…

sputniknews (2020-11-26). Venezuela's UN Envoy Calls for Alliance of Nations Against US Sanctions – Video. sputniknews.com Venezuelan UN envoy Samuel Moncada has called for cooperation between the 29 nations currently under unilateral US sanctions to "mitigate" their effects – just as Iran, Russia and Cuba have helped his country in the past.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-25). Venezuela prepares for parliamentary elections. peoplesdispatch.org On December 6, over 20 million Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect 277 representatives of the National Assembly for the period 2021-2026. According to the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, 14,400 candidates from 107 political parties are contesting in the parliamentary elections. | The upcoming electoral process is crucial because it is a constitutional and peaceful solution to the political crisis generated, in January 2019, by the US-backed right-wing opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela Juan Guaidó. The far-right parties supporting Guaidó have decided not to…

2020-11-28: News Headlines

David Zirin (2020-11-28). Diego Maradona: Comrade of the Global South. dissidentvoice.org The world mourns today following the passing of Diego Maradona, the soccer God and revolutionary from Argentina whose play inspired all manner of poetry and prose. The best description of Maradona's abilities came from the late Eduardo Galeano who wrote of Maradona in his book Soccer in Sun and Shadow, No one can predict the devilish …

Andres Kargar (2020-11-28). The Emperor Has No Clothes. dissidentvoice.org I reviewed Sra. Michelle Bachelet's Report on Venezuela, and was quite outraged at her lack of consideration and due diligence. I will, in a moment, tell everyone why this report needs to be trashed, but even before that, I think I should mention two systemic flaws about this type of reporting regardless of which country …

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-28). Colombians embark on a fresh national strike against Ivan Duque. zcomm.org The nationwide protest is being carried out in rejection police brutality, economic crisis, massacres and the indifference of the national government towards them…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-28). Chilean health workers hold an indefinite national strike. peoplesdispatch.org The healthcare professionals are demanding special bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021, among other measures…

Dan Collyns (2020-11-28). 'The People Are Not Afraid Any More': Young Peruvians Rise Up to Demand Change. zcomm.org After a tumultuous week, Peru's burgeoning grassroots movement says it will not accept a return to business as usual…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). House Arrest for Bolivian Military Officer Accused of Murder. telesurenglish.net A court judge in Sacaba (Cochabamba) decided on Thursday to impose house arrest for the commander of the Armed Forces, General Alfredo Cuellar, accused of murder during the massacre that occurred in November 2019 during the police-army intervention against a public march of coca growers who were trying to reach the city of Cochabamba in support of deposed President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Cuellar, who was arrested…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Venezuela: The Road To D6 Parliamentary Elections. file:/Users/educators/Dropbox/_data/_rss/telesurenglish.net.xml On December 6, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will celebrate the first parliamentary elections since the National Assembly, which holds legislative power, was declared "in contempt" in 2016 after the opposition majority body repeatedly violated the constitutional order. | RELATED: | According to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, over 300 international observers are registered to participate in the elections due…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Venezuela Honors Anti-Oligarchic Bolivarian Rebellion of 1992. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Bolivarian Military Aviation (AMB) Friday paid tribute at the Aragua State to the civic-military rebellion that took place on Nov. 27, 1992, against neoliberal policies imposed by Carlos Perez' administration (1974-1979). | RELATED: | As part of the tribute, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a monument in honor of the AMB officers who lost their lives amid an insurrection which "represented the awake…

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-27). Why Imperialism is Obsolete in Latin America. counterpunch.org In September 2018, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro visited China, where he met with China's President Xi Jinping and signed a series of important agreements on trade and culture. Toward the end of his stay, Maduro said that the two countries had built "a relationship of mutual benefit, of shared gain."

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. counterpunch.org When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. In Hackney, in 1975, I filmed Irene Brunsden's family. Irene told me she gave her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes. "She doesn't tell me she's hungry, she

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Bolsonaro Declines To Testify on His Meddling With Police. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro informed the Federal Supreme Court (STF) that he will not testify over the investigation into his alleged interference in the Federal Police's work. | RELATED: | His decision was notified on Thursday by the Attorney General's Office (AGU) which is the body in charge of the defense of the Executive branch in judicial proceedings. | STF Minister Celso de Mello ordered that Bolsonaro appear t…

_____ (2020-11-27). Venezuela Convicts Six CITGO Former Executives Of Corruption. popularresistance.org Six former executives of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation were sentenced to between eight and 13 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption. | Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) announced that Citgo former President Jose Pereira will be in jail for 13 years and seven months for the crimes of "intentional embezzlement and conspiracy." | Pereira also will have to pay a fine of US$2 million, equivalent to 40 percent of the value of the embezzled goods. | Former executives Tomeu Vadell, Jorge Toledo, Gustavo Cardenas, Jose Zambrano, and Alirio Zambrano will serve eight years and ten months in priso…

Orinoco Tribune (2020-11-27). Venezuela Presents Proposal for an International Association Against US Sanctions to Stop Crimes Against Humanity (UN Security Council). globalresearch.ca The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, intervened this Wednesday in the session of the Security Council to denounce the economic aggression of the United States against twenty-nine countries of the world, through …

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Chile: Police Quell New Protests Demanding Piñera Step Down. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Chilean police used force against thousands of demonstrators who were trying to approach the Palacio de la Moneda, the seat of the national government, to demand the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera as well as the freedom of those detained during the social unrest that rocked the South American country in October 2019. | RELATED: | The police forces attacked the crowd using water cannons and tear g…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Bolivia: Court Lifts Photojournalist Facundo Molares' Arrest. telesurenglish.net In Bolivia, Montero City's Criminal ruled the cessation of preventive detention measures against Facundo Molares, an Argentine photojournalist who is being investigated for crimes committed during…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Venezuela Resumes Sending Oil to China Despite U.S. Sanctions. telesurenglish.net British news agency Reuters informed as such this Friday, citing tracking data of Refinitiv Eikon's ships and the state owned company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). | The news comes after illegal U.S. sanctions, which since 2019 prevented the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the PetroChina refinery from loading crude oil and fuels in Venezuelan ports. | RELATED: | According to the source, the first tank…

Cecilia Rikap (2020-11-26). What would a state-owned Amazon look like? Ask Argentina. zcomm.org Correo Compras promises to benefit workers, consumers and sellers, and could even use big data for the public good…

Judi Cheng (2020-11-26). Racist killing in Brazil sparks protests, boycott & solidarity in US. liberationnews.org According to the Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil, 75.5 percent of victims of police murder in Brazil are Black.

Judi Cheng (2020-11-26). Racist police killing in Brazil sparks protests, boycott & solidarity in US. liberationnews.org According to the Black Coalition for Rights in Brazil, 75.5 percent of victims of police murder in Brazil are Black.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, Bolivian police arrested the commander of the Cochabamba Military Garrison, General Alfredo Cuellar, in connection with The Prosecutor's Office ordered Cuellar's arrest after he gave his statement in the Sacaba massacre case yesterday. The Prosecutor's Office said that the arrest warrant was issued because there were elements of convi…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Bolivia: General Alfredo Cuellar Arrested Over Sacaba Massacre. telesurenglish.net The Prosecutor's Office ordered the arrest of Bolivian Air Force General Alfredo Cuellar over the massacre that occurred in Sacaba city during the protests against the U.S.-backed coup that took place in November 2019. | RELATED: | The Bolivian general will remain in a cell of the Special Forces for the Fight Against Crime(FELCC) until his cautionary hearing. | "In the Sacaba events, I only performed administrative functions.

teleSUR (2020-11-26). TeleSUR Signal Returns to Bolivian Television. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Vice President David Choquehuanca announced that as of Wednesday teleSUR multi-media platform's signal will return to the Bolivian television after a year of being off the air by order of the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez. | RELATED: | "The signal of Latin America's most important multi-media is back. Censorship is not the path to people's democracy. Today we celebrate freedom of expression," Choquehuanca…

_____ (2020-11-26). Kissinger's Influence Over the U.S.-Backed Military Coup to Overthrow Socialism in Chile. strategic-culture.org New details are emerging of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) involvement in Chile against Salvador Allende. "We have to do everything we can to hurt [Allende] and bring him down," U.S. Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird From the day of Allende's inauguration as president, U.S. President Richard Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, schemed with the CIA to overthrown Allende, who…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Brazil: Senate Passes Bill to Penalize Racial Hate Crimes. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Senate approved a bill on Wednesday to extend the penalties for racial hate crimes. This happened after a wave of nation-wide protests over the death of Joao Alberto Silveira at the hands of security personnel at a supermarket in Porto Alegre. | RELATED: | The bill was introduced by Workers' Party (PT) Senator Paulo Paim who chairs the Senate s Human Rights Committee. | His text seeks to modify the Penal Co…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Ecuador-U.S. Preliminary Trade Deal to Be Signed in December. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex) authorized the beginning of negotiations for the subscription of a preliminary Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States on December 7. | RELATED: | Foreign Trade Minister Ivan Ontaneda explained that the preliminary FTA will not address "sensitive issues" such as trade in agricultural goods. | The negotiations will be focused on issues such as export facilitation, better…

Otto Koenig and Richard Detje (2020-11-26). Bolivia – the left returns to power. indybay.org The Bolivian people have proven that reason, dignity and fighting spirit cannot be suppressed either by a military coup or by government repression. The election result has implications not only for Bolivia, where it is an important step towards the restoration of democracy, but for the entire Latin American region in terms of democracy, national independence and economic and social progress.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Colombian social leader Julián Gil released after 900 days unjustly held in prison. peoplesdispatch.org "This is a victory of people's movements," declared Julián Gil as he left the prison and was greeted by dozens of family members, friends as well as militants and leaders of his organization Congreso de los Pueblos (the People's Congress). Gil, who worked as the technical secretary of the organization was arrested 902 days ago outside the organization's office and falsely accused of having participated in and planned acts of terrorism. | On Tuesday November 24, the Specialized Judge of Cundinamarca absolved Gil of all charges and declared that he should be released immediately. Gil had been accused of rebellion a…

sputniknews (2020-11-26). Venezuela's UN Envoy Calls for Alliance of Nations Against US Sanctions – Video. sputniknews.com Venezuelan UN envoy Samuel Moncada has called for cooperation between the 29 nations currently under unilateral US sanctions to "mitigate" their effects – just as Iran, Russia and Cuba have helped his country in the past.

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Venezuela Calls on UNSC to Reject Unilateral Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, Venezuela's Ambassador Samuel Moncada proposed the formation of an "International Alliance Against Unilateral Coercive Measures" to halt the crimes against humanity committed by the U.S. government, which keeps arbitrary economic sanctions against 29 countries. | RELATED: | "The U.S. claim to impose its national legislation as if it were universal laws, t…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Chile: Gov't Pension Fund Withdrawal Draft Advances in Senate. telesurenglish.net Chile's Senate approved on Thursday the second withdrawal of 10 percent of individual pension funds (AFPs), aiming to support the population during the economic crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The lawmakers approved the government's draft with 35 votes in favor, one against, and five abstentions, allowing the withdrawal and establishing that those who access it have to pay the corresponding income tax. The…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Chile: 7 Arrested Amid Protest for Political Prisoners' Release. telesurenglish.net Seven people Wednesday were arrested during a protest for the release of hundreds of political prisoners who were captured during the 2019 social outbreak against Chile's President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | Thousands of people took to the streets to "demand the freedom of the young people who remain in custody for their participation in the protests that followed October 18, 2019," protestor Ana Bohemia tweeted. | Pi…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). French Retailer Carrefour Sued for Black Man Death in Brazil. telesurenglish.net A Brazilian state attorney filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Carrefour to seek US$37.6 million in damages after a black man was beaten to death by security guards at the retailer's store in Porto Alegre city. | RELATED: | Apart from claiming damages, the lawsuit by the attorney asked a court to shut the store in the city to "reduce the risk of possible hostile acts that could occur during protests." | Carrefour Brazil said in a…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-11-25). Venezuela: Guaido Calls for Regime Change 'Bipartisan Support'. venezuelanalysis.com The opposition leader has called for a "popular consultation" and boycotted upcoming legislative elections.

Margaret Flowers (2020-11-25). People Are Rising Up Against The Elites, So Should We. dissidentvoice.org Protest in Peru: The people demand neither corruption or exploitation This weekend, ten thousand people took to the streets in Guatemala to protest the President and Congress over a proposed budget, the largest in its history, that cuts funds for health care and education as poverty rises, and provides slush funds to politicians and governments. …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-25). Venezuela prepares for parliamentary elections. peoplesdispatch.org On December 6, over 20 million Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect 277 representatives of the National Assembly for the period 2021-2026. According to the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, 14,400 candidates from 107 political parties are contesting in the parliamentary elections. | The upcoming electoral process is crucial because it is a constitutional and peaceful solution to the political crisis generated, in January 2019, by the US-backed right-wing opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela Juan Guaidó. The far-right parties supporting Guaidó have decided not to…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-25). Colombians call for human rights, peace. greenleft.org.au Human rights activists gathered to denounce the ongoing massacres and killings of social leaders in Colombia on November 21, reports Fred Fuentes.

_____ (2020-11-25). Bolivia: New Arrest Warrants For Añez Regime's Top Officials. popularresistance.org The Bolivian Attorney General's Office issued warrants for the arrest of Victor Zamora and Marcel Rivas for the crimes of corruption and political persecution. They were part of the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez (2019-2020). | Former Oil Minister Zamora is under investigation for the crimes of influence abuse and breach of duty. He allegedly committed these crimes when he was in charge of Bolivian Fiscal Oilfields (YPFB) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | The Prosecutor's Office in La Paz requested information from the Migration General Direction and the police to know the former minister's whereabouts.

teleSUR (2020-11-24). Argentina: Defense, Health Ministries Ready for Vaccination. telesurenglish.net Argentina's ministries of defense and health are preparing for a large-scale vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus by planning the vaccines' cold-storage delivery and distribution. | RELATED: | "We have been working with the Ministry of Health for a month. First the ministers had a meeting, and now our teams are working together, coordinating almost daily," Defense Minister Agustin Rossi said. | To…