2020-07-20: News Headlines

Stephen Sefton (2020-07-20). Nicaragua: No Stopping the Sandinista Revolution. globalresearch.ca 41 years on from the revolutionary triumph of 1979, the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) in Nicaragua looks stronger and with greater legitimacy than ever. Nicaragua embodies the same revolutionary paradox as Cuba and Venezuela. Despite all three countries …

Paul Dobson (2020-07-20). Venezuela Sees COVID-19 Outbreak at State Television Network. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas' regional government chief, Dario Vivas, has tested positive, while National Assembly President Luis Parra has been hospitalised with pneumonia-like symptoms.

_____ (2020-07-20). Paralyzed Companies Rescued By An 'Army' Of Volunteer Workers. popularresistance.org The Productive Workers' Army (EPO) is a grassroots movement composed of Venezuelan workers that came together in 2014. They dedicate their volunteer labor to rescuing various companies that have been paralyzed because of the economic situation which the country is going through, the shortages of spare parts and supplies due to the US blockade, and the various kinds of political destabilization. | The movement, with 2,270 members spread across the country, defines itself as "an unconventional army to win an unconventional war." | When the EPO is contacted by workers from the company in trouble, those best placed -…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Saudi stock falls by 2.08% as king hospitalized. yenisafak.com Early on Monday, the Saudi Royal Court announced that King Salman will undergo medical examinations, but without giving further details about the monarch's health conditions.Monday's trading was affected negatively, amid a collective decline of most sectors, including energy, transport and banking.Aramco dropped by 0.9%, SABIC, the region's largest petrochemical company, fell by 1.7%, while Al-Ahly, the kingdom's largest bank dropped by 0.8% and Al-Rajhi Bank by 1.2%.

_____ (2020-07-19). SouthCom Warships Sailing Near Venezuelan Shores. popularresistance.org The United States Navy (US) sailed into Venezuelan waters, "to challenge the excessive claim of Venezuela on June 23", when the Minister of Popular Power for Defense, G / J Vladimir Padrino López , warned that a US ship entered 30 miles north of the Venezuelan coasts, calling the event a threat. | According to US military forces, the "Freedom of Navigation" operation in the Caribbean Sea is being carried out "outside 12 nautical miles off the Venezuelan coast." However, the ship sailed through an area that according to international law belongs to Venezuela. According to the Venezuelan Organic Law of Aquatic Spac…

teleSUR (2020-07-17). The US Increases Risk of War in South America, Lula Warns. telesurenglish.net Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva harshly criticized President Jair Bolsonaro's new National Defense Policy (NDP) and warned that the United States is pushing his country into a warlike conflict against Venezuela. | RELATED: | "I have been reading with concern the reports on the NDP new edition. Our governments have tried to make the defense policy and strategy instruments for peace, sovereignty, a…

teleSUR (2020-07-16). Venezuela Denounces US Destroyer Incursion in Contiguous Zone. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Thursday denounced to the international community that the USS Pinckney (DDG-91) warship sneaked into the "contiguous zone" of this South American country. | RELATED: | "It is an inexcusable act of provocation that aims to undermine our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Arreaza tweeted. | He also stressed that this act of "erratic and childish" provocati…

_____ (2020-07-16). Blockbuster Oil Bribery Scandal Exposes Corrupt Double-Dealing Of Guaidó 'Attorney General'. popularresistance.org Below the radar of US media, a district court in Florida tossed out a multibillion-dollar bribery case in March 2018 thanks to testimony delivered by a former member of the shadow administration of Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó. | That ex-official, Jose Ignacio Hernandez, served as attorney general in the US-backed Guaidó junta until July of this year. As this investigation will reveal, Hernandez's testimony was bought and paid for by foreign oil giants with an interest in defrauding Venezuela's state petroleum company out of billions of dollars. | These corporate titans, which included some of the world's l…