2020-11-22: News Headlines

_____ (2020-11-22). Guaido's Team Told To Comply With UK Court Order In Gold Litigation. popularresistance.org London – According to the London-based legal firm Zaiwalla & Co., Guaido's lawyers sought to argue during an administrative hearing held on Thursday at the London Commercial High Court that they were unable to produce the £400.000 ($529.000) required because of the sanctions in place against Venezuela by the United States. | The BCV counsellor noted that the losing side only raised the issue of the sanctions after the October 20 payment deadline had passed, so judge Sara Cockerill warned them that they should find better excuses, or they will be in "all sort of trouble" for failing to comply with a UK…

_____ (2020-11-22). People Are Rising Up Against The Elites, So Should We. popularresistance.org 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. In Colombia, the people held a national strike to protest their violent, right-wing government. In Peru, protests against a right-wing power grab have ousted one appointed president and people are demanding a new government and constitution.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-22). Around the World in 8 minutes: Strike in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org Mobilizations will continue in Colombia over the next couple of days to demand an end to Ivan Duque's anti-people policies and against the lack of political will to address the urgent and pressing issue of violence against communities.

RT (2020-11-21). Anti-LGBT 'arsonist' requests asylum in Russia claiming he is target of 'extremist' Brazilian gay community. rt.com A Brazilian man accused of attacking a movie company over its depiction of Jesus Christ as homosexual has asked Russia for asylum after being arrested in Moscow in September at the request of Interpol. | Eduardo Fauzi is among five suspects in what prosecutors say is an attempted murder and was detained on behalf of international police in Russia after being added to a wanted list. | Fauzi stands accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at the Portados Fundos movie studio in Rio de Janeiro, endangering the life of a security guard who had been inside the building at the time. The production company had been invol…

Eds. (2020-11-21). Why Venezuela's Dec. 6 election is legitimate. mronline.org With heightened U.S. attacks in Venezuela, including a tightening economic blockade, the elections are of great consequence to the future of the country.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2020-11-21). Protests erupt in Brazil following the brutal killing of a Black man by white security guards. thecanary.co Anti-racism protests have erupted in Brazil following the brutal killing of a Black man by two white security guards outside a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre on 19 November. The Reminiscent of George Floyd's murder: | The incident was caught on

Victor Figueroa Clark (2020-11-21). What's next for Chile on the road to a new constitution. zcomm.org Chile's referendum result is a cry for progressive change, but the struggle to translate mass social mobilization into the drafting of a new constitution remains…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-21). Feminist groups rally in support of the new abortion bill in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org On November 18, thousands of women, feminist activists and LGBTQ community members mobilized across Argentina after President Alberto Fernandez sent a draft law on November 17 to Congress that aims at legalizing abortion…

WSWS (2020-11-21). Brazilian state of Amapá on brink of social explosion after 18-day blackout. wsws.org The lack of electricity, water and other basic services led to a wave of more than 100 protests in the state.

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-20). Colombians embark on a fresh national strike against Ivan Duque. peoplesdispatch.org On November 19, hundreds of thousands of Colombians began

Manuela Solé (2020-11-19). Venezuela's Attorney General to Investigate Police Abuses. venezuelanalysis.com The FAES special forces practices have been repeatedly denounced in recent months.

teleSUR (2020-11-19). Colombia Goes on Strike to Demand an End to Violence. telesurenglish.net A new day of national mobilization Thursday will take place, "for life, democracy and the negotiation of the emergency plan," led by unions, workers' centers, students, farmers, and other social sectors. | RELATED: | The new day of the National Strike comes one year after the mobilizations of November 21, 2019, in which hundreds of Colombians took to the streets, demanding the right to life, the defense of social leaders…

WSWS (2020-11-19). Tens of thousands pay homage to youth slain by police as Peru swears in third president in a week. wsws.org Thousands of youth held vigils Monday evening in Peru's major cities in memory of the two young students killed by the Peruvian National Police (PNP).

Carole Concha Bell (2020-11-19). Chile's police force is on the rampage in the shadow of coronavirus restrictions. thecanary.co Police violence in Chile has reached shocking levels with Witnesses claim that the children who reside in a

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-19). Bill to tax large fortunes in Argentina advances to the Senate. peoplesdispatch.org The Argentine Chamber of Deputies passed the bill which seeks to collect 307 billion pesos to finance public health and productive projects by taxing large fortunes…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Paraguay Prepares for the 27th Ibero-American Summit. telesurenglish.net Authorities from Paraguay and Andorra Tuesday held a working meeting as part of the preparations for the 27th Ibero-American Summit to take place on April 21 and 22 next year. | RELATED: | Paraguay's Foreign Minister Federico Gonzalez and his Andorran counterpart Maria Ubach Font debated virtually on the economic and social measures to be adopted in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the topic to be discuss…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Argentina: Congress Approves Extraordinary Tax on Large Fortunes. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Chamber of Deputies in the early morning of this Wednesday approved an extraordinary tax on wealth, which has as its main aim to face the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the South American country. | RELATED: | The initiative, promoted by President Alberto Fernandez's government, will now be sent to the Senate -where the ruling party has a majority- for discussion and eventual approval. | With 133 af…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Uruguay: Health Services Unions Call for a National Strike. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's National Medical Union (SMU) and the Medical Federation of the Interior (FEMI) Wednesday called for a 24-hour strike in the private sector and mobile emergencies to demand better working conditions. | RELATED: | On November 5, the General Assembly of the SMU agreed to carry out the national strike due to "the lack of progress in the negotiation with the Wage Council of the private sector." | SMU represen…

2020-11-21: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-11-21). Why Venezuela's Dec. 6 election is legitimate. mronline.org With heightened U.S. attacks in Venezuela, including a tightening economic blockade, the elections are of great consequence to the future of the country.

Victor Figueroa Clark (2020-11-21). What's next for Chile on the road to a new constitution. zcomm.org Chile's referendum result is a cry for progressive change, but the struggle to translate mass social mobilization into the drafting of a new constitution remains…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-21). Feminist groups rally in support of the new abortion bill in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org On November 18, thousands of women, feminist activists and LGBTQ community members mobilized across Argentina after President Alberto Fernandez sent a draft law on November 17 to Congress that aims at legalizing abortion…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-20). Colombians embark on a fresh national strike against Ivan Duque. peoplesdispatch.org On November 19, hundreds of thousands of Colombians began

Peter Lackowski (2020-11-19). 'Election fraud': A strategy comes home to roost. peoplesworld.org Traveling around Venezuela in 2005, it occurred to me that paint merchants must be doing very well. There had been a recall referendum the year before. The question on the ballot was a simple yes or no: Shall President Hugo Chávez be recalled? The word "NO" was still painted on walls, pillars, even random rocks …

Manuela Solé (2020-11-19). Venezuela's Attorney General to Investigate Police Abuses. venezuelanalysis.com The FAES special forces practices have been repeatedly denounced in recent months.

Carole Concha Bell (2020-11-19). Chile's police force is on the rampage in the shadow of coronavirus restrictions. thecanary.co Police violence in Chile has reached shocking levels with Witnesses claim that the children who reside in a

teleSUR (2020-11-19). Colombia Goes on Strike to Demand an End to Violence. telesurenglish.net A new day of national mobilization Thursday will take place, "for life, democracy and the negotiation of the emergency plan," led by unions, workers' centers, students, farmers, and other social sectors. | RELATED: | The new day of the National Strike comes one year after the mobilizations of November 21, 2019, in which hundreds of Colombians took to the streets, demanding the right to life, the defense of social leaders…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-19). Bill to tax large fortunes in Argentina advances to the Senate. peoplesdispatch.org The Argentine Chamber of Deputies passed the bill which seeks to collect 307 billion pesos to finance public health and productive projects by taxing large fortunes…

WSWS (2020-11-19). Tens of thousands pay homage to youth slain by police as Peru swears in third president in a week. wsws.org Thousands of youth held vigils Monday evening in Peru's major cities in memory of the two young students killed by the Peruvian National Police (PNP).

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Brazil: Supreme Court Rules Out Lula's Motion on Guaruja Case. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Supreme Court (STJ) Tuesday rejected unanimously former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's (2003-2011) appeal regarding the sentence on the Guaruja Triplex case which led to his arrest between April 2018 and November 2019. | RELATED: | The decisions was voted down by ministers Felix Fischer, Joao Otavio de Noronha, Reynaldo Soares da Fonseca, and Ribeiro Dantas. | Lula's defense team called for a change in th…

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Chile: Senate to Vote for Seats Reserved for Indigenous Peoples. telesurenglish.net Chile's Senate Wednesday will vote on the quorum required for the approval of a bill that seeks to reserve seats for representatives of Indigenous peoples to the Constitutional Convention. | RELATED: | Right wing parties and the government proposed 15 seats for representatives of Indigenous people, which represents 10 percent of the 155 Constitutional Convention seats set to draft a new Constitution. | The prop…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Over 200 Venezuelan Citizens Return to the Country From Panama. telesurenglish.net A group of 211 Venezuelans, stranded in Panama, early Wednesday morning returned to their country on three Conviasa flights to Caracas, Valencia, and Maracaibo thanks to Venezuela's 'Return to the Homeland' Plan. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Foreign Ministry announced the citizens' arrival on Twitter as It emphasized that the humanitarian action was possible thanks to President Nicolas Maduro's Government. | "This humanitarian action a…

Pip Hinman (2020-11-18). Solidarity shown to Peruvians taking action against coup. greenleft.org.au Solidarity is being shown to Peruvians in their campaign for a new constituent assembly and justice, reports Rachel Evans.

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Uruguay: Health Services Unions Call for a National Strike. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's National Medical Union (SMU) and the Medical Federation of the Interior (FEMI) Wednesday called for a 24-hour strike in the private sector and mobile emergencies to demand better working conditions. | RELATED: | On November 5, the General Assembly of the SMU agreed to carry out the national strike due to "the lack of progress in the negotiation with the Wage Council of the private sector." | SMU represen…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Argentina: Congress Approves Extraordinary Tax on Large Fortunes. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Chamber of Deputies in the early morning of this Wednesday approved an extraordinary tax on wealth, which has as its main aim to face the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the South American country. | RELATED: | The initiative, promoted by President Alberto Fernandez's government, will now be sent to the Senate -where the ruling party has a majority- for discussion and eventual approval. | With 133 af…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-18). BRICS 2020: Achievements and Future Challenges. Summit of Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. globalresearch.ca On November 17, under Russia's BRICS Chairmanship, Vladimir Putin hosted the 12th BRICS Summit via videoconference. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa participated to discuss the state and prospects of cooperation within BRICS, discussed the global …

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Paraguay Prepares for the 27th Ibero-American Summit. telesurenglish.net Authorities from Paraguay and Andorra Tuesday held a working meeting as part of the preparations for the 27th Ibero-American Summit to take place on April 21 and 22 next year. | RELATED: | Paraguay's Foreign Minister Federico Gonzalez and his Andorran counterpart Maria Ubach Font debated virtually on the economic and social measures to be adopted in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the topic to be discuss…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-18). Iranian filmmaker joins juries at Cortos en Grande fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) — Iranian filmmaker Ghasideh Golmakani has joined the jury panel at the 3rd edition of the Cortos en Grande Short Film Festival in Chile.

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Chile: Second Fund Withdrawal Bill Goes Into a Debate. telesurenglish.net Chile's Senate Constitution Commission (TC) voted to open the debate on the constitutional reform bill that seeks to allow the second withdrawal of funds by affiliates to the Pension Fund Administrators (AFP). | RELATED: | The debate was approved by three votes in favor and two against. The votes against were those of senators Luz Ebensperger and Rodrigo Galilea; while the votes in favor were given by senators Pedro Ar…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Brazil: Superior Justice Court Rules Out Lula's Motion on Guaruja Case. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Superior Justice Court (STJ) Tuesday rejected unanimously former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's (2003-2011) motion regarding the sentence on the Guaruja Triplex case which led to his arrest between April 2018 and November 2019. | RELATED: | The decisions was voted down by ministers Felix Fischer, Joao Otavio de Noronha, Reynaldo Soares da Fonseca, and Ribeiro Dantas. | Lula's defense team called for a cha…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Chile: Two Minors Shot by Police, Protests Sparked. telesurenglish.net Two minors were shot by carabineros (Chilean police) during an operation on Wednesday at the Sename residence in Tahualcano, south of the country. The police brutality has caused turmoil in social media. | RELATED: | The lawyer and children's advocate in Chile, Patricia Muñoz, denounced that "this situation is one more manifestation of the horror represented by the state violence exercised by those who have to protect children and…

teleSUR (2020-11-18). Peru: President Sagasti Apologizes for People Killed by Police. telesurenglish.net Peru's interim president Francisco Sagasti apologized to the parents of Bryan Pintado and Inti Sotelo, the two young people who were killed by police repression on the November 14 protests against the Congressional coup. | RELATED: | "We cannot bring these young people back to life, but we can prevent violent incidents from happening again. Also, we can decisively support the injured, some of them are grave," said Sagasti. | In…