Daily Archives: June 13, 2019

2019-06-13: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Putin Fires Police Officers for Arresting Russian Journalist. telesurenglish.net Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday fired two police generals involved in a discredited criminal case against a journalist, an episode that sparked mass protests in Moscow the previous day, the Kremlin said. | RELATED: | Russia: Putin Promises China-Friendly Investment Climate | "Police Major General Yuri Devyatkin, the chief of the Drug Control Departme…

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela Incorporates New Banknotes into its Monetary Cone. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) announced on Wednesday the inclusion of three new banknotes in the current monetary cone on June 13.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela To Broaden Communications in Remote Areas with Fiber Optics. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) is studying on Thursday the connection of remote locations with fiber optics to broaden the service to over 15 million users.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela Incorporates New Banknotes into its Monetary Cone. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 17: 06Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) announced on Wednesday the inclusion of three new banknotes in the current monetary cone on June 13.

TatuyTV (2019-06-13). Chavez the Radical XXIV: "The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It, not to the Large Landowners" mronline.org The latest episode of Tatuy TV's "Chavez the Radical" focuses on the question of land ownership in Venezuela, an issue that remains at the heart of the struggle in the countryside. | Source

Laura Wells (2019-06-13). Report Back From Venezuela. indybay.org The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705…

James Carden (2019-06-13). Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision. thenation.com Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision…

plenglish (2019-06-13). Venezuela, Italy Ratify Interest in Expanding Cooperation. plenglish.com Caracas, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and Italian Ambassador in Caracas, Placido Vigo, ratified the common interest in broadening cooperation ties between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported Thursday.

Staff (2019-06-13). Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time. truthdig.com Decades after its quagmire in Southeast Asia, the U.S. is attempting to stamp out the threat of a people's revolution once and for all.

plenglish (2019-06-13). High Suicide Rate within the Colombian Army. plenglish.com Bogotá, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The greatest cause of death within the Colombian Army in recent years has not been fighting in combat, but suicide, the Senator and former presidential Candidate Gustavo Petro warned the eve.

plenglish (2019-06-13). Colombian Senator Rejects Rude Imperial Policy Toward Cuba. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The policy of the US government of Donald Trump with Cuba is marked by rude interventionism and contempt for international law, denounced Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda on Thursday in this capital.

KP (2019-06-13). Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole. indybay.org Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-13). 'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence. commondreams.org "Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Charles P. Pierce (2019-06-13). I Don't Trust This Administration* With a Lemon Zester, Let Alone a War With Iran. commondreams.org U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Tyler Durden (2019-06-13). US Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks, Says Tehran "Trying to Interrupt Flow of Oil" theantimedia.com (ZH) — Update 6: And there it is… The US has officially blamed Iran for Thursday's attacks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters during a Thursday press briefing. The secretary of state and longtime Iran hawk said the Iranians are working to interrupt the flow of the international oil trade. He also said that Tehran rejected …

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Nicaragua Honors Police Killed During US-backed Protests. telesurenglish.net The National Police of Nicaragua's Sandinista government held a ceremony Wednesday to honor the 22 police officers killed by right-wing protesters during the failed coup d'etat against President Daniel Ortega one year ago. Activists also paid tribute to two Sandinista supporters who were murdered during the same period. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Approves Amnesty Law To Bring Peace | The ceremony was held in the nation's capital of Managua by senior National Police members and attended by the frie…

teleSUR (2019-06-13). UN, Unions Laud Bolivia's Work to Value Indigenous Languages. telesurenglish.net The United Nations interviews Bolivian trade union leader and lauds Bolivia is avant-gardist and model country when it comes to conserving and protecting Indigenous languages, cultures, knowledge and traditions. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Rips Critics 'Installed by Coups, Military Dictatorships, and Plan Condor' | In an interview with U.N. News, Felix Ajpi Secretary of Productive Development of the C…

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Arreaza Slams Bolton as "Man Stuck in the Anachronic Cold War'. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments about the Bolivarian Republic, Cuba, and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | "We reject @AmbJohnBoltons absurd, false, malicious & perverse statements today on Venezuela. It's no surprise that he has failed in every step he's taken. He completely ignores the country's reality. A man stuck in the an…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-12). A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table. globalresearch.ca This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the …

Paul Dobson (2019-06-12). Venezuelan Opposition: Inflation Drops Under One Million Percent. venezuelanalysis.com May was the third consecutive month with inflation below 50 percent.

plenglish (2019-06-12). Venezuela Strengthens Exchange Mechanisms with West Africa. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 10: 14Caracas, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is strengthening its exchange mechanisms with West Africa with the tour of Aristobulo Isturiz, Venezuelan Vice President for Social and Territorial Development.

Eds. (2019-06-12). Tales of resistance: beyond black and white. mronline.org On the 20th anniversary of Chávez's first "Aló Presidente" broadcast, VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos looks back on this revolutionary tool and the current challenges in the communications field. | Source

Ajit Singh (2019-06-12). How Venezuela's US-backed opposition distorts 'human rights' to push regime change. thegrayzone.com Venezuelan lawyer Lucrecia Hernández, director of the NGO Sures, discusses how US-funded opposition groups have politicized and weaponized "human rights"…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-12). This Is Not Journalism: Univision Warps Reality to Push US War Agenda. mintpressnews.com The blatant lie told by Jorge Ramos in the New York Times is part of a larger trend in Univision's coverage, which reaches 60 percent of American households and makes Univision the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S.

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Inca Doctors Were Better Surgeons Than Civil War Medics: Study. telesurenglish.net New research shows that without the aid of anesthetic, Incan surgeons were more skilled than Civil War doctors at cranial surgery. | RELATED: | Boney Towers Come Down as Czech Ossuary Monestary Gets Makeover | Careful inspection of skulls from the Incan Empire as well as pre-Colombian Peru revealed that hundreds of Indigenous went under the knife and pr…

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Colombians Victimized by Delays in Peace Process: UN Report. telesurenglish.net The United Nations (U.N.) denounced on Wednesday the numerous human rights violations and extrajudicial killings in 2018 in Colombia as consequences of poor implementation of the 2016 Peace Agreement in the region. | RELATED: | Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered | The representative of the U.N. High Commission for Human Rights in Colombia (Acnudh), Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, released the organization's annual report, along with a list of homicide victims killed in 2018. | The r…

plenglish (2019-06-12). FARC Rejects Colombian President's Statements about Santrich. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 09: 24Bogota, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The FARC party has strongly rejected Colombian President Ivan Duque"s discourse about former Commander Jesus Santrich because "it prejudges and verges on insult".

teleSUR (2019-06-12). We Aren't Safe in Ecuador, UNHCR Ignores Us: Colombian Refugees. telesurenglish.net For 12-days now, 79 Colombian refugees and asylum seekers in Ecuador have decided to precariously camp outside the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Quito, demanding international protection as they have received threats and attacks against their lives. | RELATED: | UN Warns Massacres in Colombia Increased 164% in 2018: Report | Yet, as many of them told teleSUR, the institutional response has been indifference and silence. | "I'm so tired of high ranking officials ignorin…

KP (2019-06-12). Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole. indybay.org Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.

Charles Pierson (2019-06-12). How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi. counterpunch.org After the Saudis murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul, the Trump Administration swung into action—and approved permits to transfer US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. We learned this from Senator Tim Kaine on June 4. Senator Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, represents Virginia where Khasshogi was a permanent resident. More

John McEvoy (2019-06-12). Massive leak exposes the 'soft coup' that gave rise to Brazil's far-right. thecanary.co UPDATE: This article was updated at 2.25pm on 2 June 2019 to amend Michael Brooks's quote about Bernie Sanders. | A massive trove of documents leaked to the Intercept has revealed "systematic wrongdoing" among top Brazilian prosecutors to prevent the left-wing Workers' Party (PT) from winning the 2018 presidential…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-12). Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy. thegrayzone.com Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of…

Staff (2019-06-11). Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict. therealnews.com Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas — both well-known Venezuelan journalists — one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela's political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports…

teleSUR (2019-06-11). 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, informed Tuesday that 38 suspects have been indicted in the case of the frustrated assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, which occurred on Aug. 4, 2018. | RELATED: | Assassination Attempt on President Maduro No Longer 'Alleged' for CNN | The government official explained in a press conference that the investigations continue and that, of the 38 linked so far, 31 are deprived of liberty and seven received substi…

Prof. Vijay Prashad (2019-06-11). Canada's 'Liberals' Have a Disturbing Imperial Streak, Express Support for Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Canada's embassy in Venezuela will—at the end of this month—close. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada's Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a …

plenglish (2019-06-11). Tourism Business Event to Gather 47 Nations in Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, announced the eve that forthcoming international business roundtable will gather entrepreneurs and investors from 47 countries to eye up this activity expansion.

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-11). Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition. counterpunch.org Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support More

teleSUR (2019-06-11). US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President. telesurenglish.net The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…

plenglish (2019-06-11). Reinsertion Plan Benefits 1.6 Million Venezuelan Youths. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.657 million Venezuelan youths have registered in the Youth Employment Great Mission (Gran Mision Chamba Juvenil), a government program to reincorporate young people into educational and labor projects, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Over 10 Films To Compete in 15th Venezuelan Film Festival. telesurenglish.net The 15th edition of Venezuela's most prominent film festival, the Merida Festival of Venezuelan Cinema will be held from June 14 to 20, where national cinematographic productions will be showcased and celebrated. | RELATED: | 4 Latin American Films Receive Awards at Cannes Film Festival | This year the festival won't take place in Merida as it usually does, but in the capital city of Caracas instead. | A total of 120 seats will be available for 6 days during which 13 Venezuela…

plenglish (2019-06-11). US Plans against Venezuela Fail, Cuba's President Asserts. plenglish.com Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has asserted that the US Government has failed in its plans against the Venezuelan revolution.

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-06-11). Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What? counterpunch.org In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T – 14.7C). More

Dave Lindorff (2019-06-11). US election meddling extends to Britain. nationofchange.org So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the U.K., assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next national parliamentary election to get the opportunity to try and form a new British government. | In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, Pompeo assured a group of Jewish leaders in Britain yesterday that the U.S. government would "push back" against Corbyn becoming prime minister in such a case, workin…

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government. wsws.org Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Bolivia: Evo Rips Critics 'Installed by Coups, Military Dictatorships, and Plan Condor'. telesurenglish.net As Ibero American ex-presidents should sic the international guard dogs on each other before attacking Bolivian President Evo Morales's 2019 presidential campaign, Morales said Tuesday in response to critics. | RELATED: | Bolivia Under Evo Morales: 13 Years of Reclaiming Sovereignty | Twenty-one presidents from the linguistically and historica…

plenglish (2019-06-10). Venezuela Prepares Last Details of 15th Film Festival. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Culture announces Monday that details are being prepared for the 15th Venezuelan Film Festival, where 12 feature films will compete from June 13-20 in Caracas.

United Nations (2019-06-10). Amid Venezuela exodus, UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie visits camps on Colombian border, appeals for humanity, more support. un.org As the United Nations announced four million Venezuelans have fled their country, Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the world body's refugee agency, visited camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, where on Saturday she appealed for more leadership, more humanity and more support to countries bearing the brunt of the crisis.

Thomas Hedges (2019-06-10). How corporate forces are lobbying for a coup in Venezuela. thegrayzone.com A video report on the forces behind the Venezuelan regime change lobby in Washington, DC and the campaign of disinformation…

The Tricontinental (2019-06-10). Dossier 17: Venezuela and hybrid wars in Latin America. mronline.org Dossier no. 17 reflects on the hybrid war unleashed against Venezuela. We document the repertoire of tactics, but also the motives behind them. We are interested not only in the recent attack on Venezuela, but in the similarities between this attack and others in Latin America over the past decades. | Source

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Two Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Northeastern Colombia. telesurenglish.net A military patrol in northeastern Colombia came under attack on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least two soldiers in the Arauca region. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure | According to the Colombian military, the attack took place on one of their army patrols that was moving through the village of Zaparav in the Tame municipality. | The soldiers were reportedly killed when several explosive devices were detonated as the Colombian military co…

2019-06-13: Social Media Postees

Report Back From Venezuela
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2019-06-13
The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/12/1882391…

Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-13
Decades after its quagmire in Southeast Asia, the U.S. is attempting to stamp out the threat of a people's revolution once and for all.
truthdig.com/articles/why-venezuela-is-t…

Venezuela Incorporates New Banknotes into its Monetary Cone
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) announced on Wednesday the inclusion of three new banknotes in the current monetary cone on June 13.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Chavez the Radical XXIV: "The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It, not to the Large Landowners"
TatuyTV | mronline.org | 2019-06-13
The latest episode of Tatuy TV's "Chavez the Radical" focuses on the question of land ownership in Venezuela, an issue that remains at the heart of the struggle in the countryside. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/13/chavez-the-radic…

Venezuela To Broaden Communications in Remote Areas with Fiber Optics
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) is studying on Thursday the connection of remote locations with fiber optics to broaden the service to over 15 million users.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Incorporates New Banknotes into its Monetary Cone
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
12 de junio de 2019, 17: 06Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) announced on Wednesday the inclusion of three new banknotes in the current monetary cone on June 13.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-06-13
Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision…
thenation.com/article/pete-buttigieg-for…

Venezuela, Italy Ratify Interest in Expanding Cooperation
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Caracas, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and Italian Ambassador in Caracas, Placido Vigo, ratified the common interest in broadening cooperation ties between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported Thursday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Colombian Senator Rejects Rude Imperial Policy Toward Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Bogota, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The policy of the US government of Donald Trump with Cuba is marked by rude interventionism and contempt for international law, denounced Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda on Thursday in this capital.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

High Suicide Rate within the Colombian Army
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Bogotá, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The greatest cause of death within the Colombian Army in recent years has not been fighting in combat, but suicide, the Senator and former presidential Candidate Gustavo Petro warned the eve.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole
KP | indybay.org | 2019-06-13
Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/1882388…

US Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks, Says Tehran "Trying to Interrupt Flow of Oil"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-13
(ZH) — Update 6: And there it is… The US has officially blamed Iran for Thursday's attacks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters during a Thursday press briefing. The secretary of state and longtime Iran hawk said the Iranians are working to interrupt the flow of the international oil trade. He also said that Tehran rejected …
theantimedia.com/tankers-damaged-torpedo…

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-13
"Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/13/deja-vu…

I Don't Trust This Administration* With a Lemon Zester, Let Alone a War With Iran
Charles P. Pierce | commondreams.org | 2019-06-13
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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UN, Unions Laud Bolivia's Work to Value Indigenous Languages
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-13
The United Nations interviews Bolivian trade union leader and lauds Bolivia is avant-gardist and model country when it comes to conserving and protecting Indigenous languages, cultures, knowledge and traditions. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Evo Rips Critics 'Installed by Coups, Military Dictatorships, and Plan Condor' | In an interview with U.N. News, Felix Ajpi Secretary of Productive Development of the C…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Unions-Laud-B…

Nicaragua Honors Police Killed During US-backed Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-13
The National Police of Nicaragua's Sandinista government held a ceremony Wednesday to honor the 22 police officers killed by right-wing protesters during the failed coup d'etat against President Daniel Ortega one year ago. Activists also paid tribute to two Sandinista supporters who were murdered during the same period. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Approves Amnesty Law To Bring Peace | The ceremony was held in the nation's capital of Managua by senior National Police members and attended by the frie…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nicaragua-Honors…

Arreaza Slams Bolton as "Man Stuck in the Anachronic Cold War'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments about the Bolivarian Republic, Cuba, and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | "We reject @AmbJohnBoltons absurd, false, malicious & perverse statements today on Venezuela. It's no surprise that he has failed in every step he's taken. He completely ignores the country's reality. A man stuck in the an…
telesurenglish.net/news/Arreaza-Slams-Bo…

A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the …
globalresearch.ca/russian-american-israe…

How Venezuela's US-backed opposition distorts 'human rights' to push regime change
Ajit Singh | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-12
Venezuelan lawyer Lucrecia Hernández, director of the NGO Sures, discusses how US-funded opposition groups have politicized and weaponized "human rights"…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/12/venezuela-opp…

Venezuela Strengthens Exchange Mechanisms with West Africa
plenglish.com | 2019-06-12
12 de junio de 2019, 10: 14Caracas, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is strengthening its exchange mechanisms with West Africa with the tour of Aristobulo Isturiz, Venezuelan Vice President for Social and Territorial Development.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

This Is Not Journalism: Univision Warps Reality to Push US War Agenda
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-12
The blatant lie told by Jorge Ramos in the New York Times is part of a larger trend in Univision's coverage, which reaches 60 percent of American households and makes Univision the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S.
mintpressnews.com/not-journalism-univisi…

Estados Unidos infringe el derecho internacional al tomar posesión de la Embajada de Venezuela y arrestar a los huéspedes
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-12
El 16 de mayo, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos cometió una grave violación del derecho internacional que apenas se informó en los principales medios de comunicación.
liberationnews.org/estados-unidos-infrin…

Venezuelan Opposition: Inflation Drops Under One Million Percent
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-12
May was the third consecutive month with inflation below 50 percent.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14539

Venezuelan Opposition: Inflation Drops Under One Million Percent
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-12
May was the third consecutive month with inflation below 50 percent.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14539

FARC Rejects Colombian President's Statements about Santrich
plenglish.com | 2019-06-12
12 de junio de 2019, 09: 24Bogota, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The FARC party has strongly rejected Colombian President Ivan Duque"s discourse about former Commander Jesus Santrich because "it prejudges and verges on insult".
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Colombians Victimized by Delays in Peace Process: UN Report
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
The United Nations (U.N.) denounced on Wednesday the numerous human rights violations and extrajudicial killings in 2018 in Colombia as consequences of poor implementation of the 2016 Peace Agreement in the region. | RELATED: | Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered | The representative of the U.N. High Commission for Human Rights in Colombia (Acnudh), Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, released the organization's annual report, along with a list of homicide victims killed in 2018. | The r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombians-Victi…

We Aren't Safe in Ecuador, UNHCR Ignores Us: Colombian Refugees
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
For 12-days now, 79 Colombian refugees and asylum seekers in Ecuador have decided to precariously camp outside the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Quito, demanding international protection as they have received threats and attacks against their lives. | RELATED: | UN Warns Massacres in Colombia Increased 164% in 2018: Report | Yet, as many of them told teleSUR, the institutional response has been indifference and silence. | "I'm so tired of high ranking officials ignorin…
telesurenglish.net/news/We-Arent-Safe-in…

Inca Doctors Were Better Surgeons Than Civil War Medics: Study
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
New research shows that without the aid of anesthetic, Incan surgeons were more skilled than Civil War doctors at cranial surgery. | RELATED: | Boney Towers Come Down as Czech Ossuary Monestary Gets Makeover | Careful inspection of skulls from the Incan Empire as well as pre-Colombian Peru revealed that hundreds of Indigenous went under the knife and pr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Inca-Doctors-Wer…

Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole
KP | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.
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Why Hondurans set fire to the US embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-12
Ten years after a US-backed coup handed Honduras over to big business, the country is rising up. A leader of…
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Massive leak exposes the 'soft coup' that gave rise to Brazil's far-right
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-06-12
UPDATE: This article was updated at 2.25pm on 2 June 2019 to amend Michael Brooks's quote about Bernie Sanders. | A massive trove of documents leaked to the Intercept has revealed "systematic wrongdoing" among top Brazilian prosecutors to prevent the left-wing Workers' Party (PT) from winning the 2018 presidential…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/06/12/massive-leak-exposes-the-soft-coup-that-gave-rise-to-brazils-far-right/

Massive leak exposes the 'soft coup' that gave rise to Brazil's far-right
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-06-12
UPDATE: This article was updated at 2.25pm on 2 June 2019 to amend Michael Brooks's quote about Bernie Sanders. | A massive trove of documents leaked to the Intercept has revealed "systematic wrongdoing" among top Brazilian prosecutors to prevent the left-wing Workers' Party (PT) from winning the 2018 presidential…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/06/12/massive-leak-exposes-the-soft-coup-that-gave-rise-to-brazils-far-right/

Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-11
Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas — both well-known Venezuelan journalists — one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela's political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports…
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Canada's 'Liberals' Have a Disturbing Imperial Streak, Express Support for Regime Change in Venezuela
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Canada's embassy in Venezuela will–at the end of this month–close. The spur for this closure is an open attempt by Canada's Justin Trudeau to overthrow Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro. Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a …
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38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Venezuela's Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, informed Tuesday that 38 suspects have been indicted in the case of the frustrated assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, which occurred on Aug. 4, 2018. | RELATED: | Assassination Attempt on President Maduro No Longer 'Alleged' for CNN | The government official explained in a press conference that the investigations continue and that, of the 38 linked so far, 31 are deprived of liberty and seven received substi…
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Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism
Roger D. Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
With the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams directing US foreign policy, the US government has abandoned all pretense of "plausible denial" for its illegal regime-change initiatives. The "humanitarian" bombs may not be falling but, make no mistake, the …
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Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support…
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US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…
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Tourism Business Event to Gather 47 Nations in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Caracas, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, announced the eve that forthcoming international business roundtable will gather entrepreneurs and investors from 47 countries to eye up this activity expansion.
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Reinsertion Plan Benefits 1.6 Million Venezuelan Youths
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.657 million Venezuelan youths have registered in the Youth Employment Great Mission (Gran Mision Chamba Juvenil), a government program to reincorporate young people into educational and labor projects, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.
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Over 10 Films To Compete in 15th Venezuelan Film Festival
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
The 15th edition of Venezuela's most prominent film festival, the Merida Festival of Venezuelan Cinema will be held from June 14 to 20, where national cinematographic productions will be showcased and celebrated. | RELATED: | 4 Latin American Films Receive Awards at Cannes Film Festival | This year the festival won't take place in Merida as it usually does, but in the capital city of Caracas instead. | A total of 120 seats will be available for 6 days during which 13 Venezuela…
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US Plans against Venezuela Fail, Cuba's President Asserts
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has asserted that the US Government has failed in its plans against the Venezuelan revolution.
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Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What?
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T – 14.7C).
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US election meddling extends to Britain
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-11
So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the U.K., assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next national parliamentary election to get the opportunity to try and form a new British government. | In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, Pompeo assured a group of Jewish leaders in Britain yesterday that the U.S. government would "push back" against Corbyn becoming prime minister in such a case, workin…
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Forget Russiagate, Now it's US-gate! US Election Meddling Extends to Britain
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the UK, assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next…
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US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/corb…

Bolivia: Evo Rips Critics 'Installed by Coups, Military Dictatorships, and Plan Condor'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
As Ibero American ex-presidents should sic the international guard dogs on each other before attacking Bolivian President Evo Morales's 2019 presidential campaign, Morales said Tuesday in response to critics. | RELATED: | Bolivia Under Evo Morales: 13 Years of Reclaiming Sovereignty | Twenty-one presidents from the linguistically and historica…
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Two Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Northeastern Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
A military patrol in northeastern Colombia came under attack on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least two soldiers in the Arauca region. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure | According to the Colombian military, the attack took place on one of their army patrols that was moving through the village of Zaparav in the Tame municipality. | The soldiers were reportedly killed when several explosive devices were detonated as the Colombian military co…
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Dossier 17: Venezuela and hybrid wars in Latin America
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2019-06-10
Dossier no. 17 reflects on the hybrid war unleashed against Venezuela. We document the repertoire of tactics, but also the motives behind them. We are interested not only in the recent attack on Venezuela, but in the similarities between this attack and others in Latin America over the past decades. | Source…
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Venezuelan Opposition Fails in Efforts to Take Over Power
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The reactions from the opposition leadership to statements by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about its lan right wing are part of an international agenda of discredit.
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