Daily Archives: March 10, 2020

2020-03-10: News Headlines

RT (2020-03-10). Global crude claws back losses after major price collapse. rt.com Oil prices have gained around nine percent on Tuesday following the biggest one-day rout in nearly three decades, after Saudi Arabia threatened to boost production and offer discounts. | Benchmark Brent rose nearly $3 to over $37 a barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was trading at around $34 a barrel. | Crude prices collapsed over the weekend after the disagreement between Russia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over deeper production cuts aimed at supporting global crude prices amid falling demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. | For more stories on economy…

RT (2020-03-10). Who will blink first? Russia in better position to win crude price standoff with Saudi Arabia. rt.com Riyadh's actions in the oil market could be a grave miscalculation and will definitely backfire, but they will not make Moscow dance to its tune, analysts have told RT. | Crude oil prices suffered the biggest one-day fall since 1991 on Monday after top oil producers failed to agree on new output cuts and Saudi Arabia decided to boost production and offer discounts. Such an upheaval inflicts pain not only on Russia and Saudi Arabia, but also on all the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). However, Riyadh is clearly going to lose this price war, says Eike Hamer, political comm…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Bachelet Condemns US Coercive Actions Against Venezuelan People. telesurenglish.net The RELATED: | In the oral update on the human rights situation in Venezuela, which took place at the UN H…

Reuters (2020-03-10). Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela's Capital. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year. | Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …

teleSUR (2020-03-10). US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's RELATED: | "The White House is developing a chain of command t…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Uruguay Withdraws From Unasur and Returns to the US-Backed TIAR. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi Tuesday announced that his country withdraws from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and returns to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | "The Government of Uruguay decided to withdraw from Unasur, which has already been abandoned by most countries in the region with the exception of Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. It…

yenisafak (2020-03-10). Experts warn of economic recession amid virus spread, oil price dive. yenisafak.com With the ever-growing impact of coronavirus on countries' economic output and the latest duel between Saudi Arabia and Russia on oil production, experts are worried about global economic recession.The world economy seems to have stepped into a very cloudy March mostly because of the rapid spread of coronavirus in Europe and the U.S., and shockwaves sent to markets by world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia.On Friday, Saudi-led Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia-spearheaded non-OPEC oil producing countries failed to reach a deal to further cut their oil production levels. Soon after, Sa…

sputniknews (2020-03-10). Maduro Announces Start of Unexpected Military Drills in Venezuela. sputniknews.com BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday unexpectedly that new military drills would start in the country, following the plunge in global oil prices and the subsequent stock indices sharp decrease.

Juan Cole (2020-03-10). Russia Provoked Oil Price Fall to Protect its Markets from US Frackers, which could Collapse. iranian.com Last weekend, OPEC Plus, an expanded cartel of petroleum exporters, considered a plan for members to cut back on their oil production so as to support prices in the face of a slowing world economy owing to the novel coronavirus. The Russian Federation rejected the plan put forward by OPEC, insisting on continuing to export …

RT (2020-03-09). Oil price war will expedite the end of petrodollar & rise of Chinese-Russian currency— RT's Max Keiser. rt.com The US shale market is to bear the brunt of the raging oil price war that has sent Dow Jones and crude prices down, and Saudi Arabia will fare no better. Meanwhile, Russia has got the best hand in the game, Max Keiser believes.

teleSUR (2020-03-09). Venezuela Committee Tasked to Appoint New CNE In Session. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Committee of Electoral Applications for the renewal of the National Electoral Council (CNE) was officially assembled Monday ahead of the programmed 2020 parliamentary elections. | RELATED: | Through his Twitter account, a lawmaker from the government's bloc (Bloque de la Patria) Francisco Torrealba announced the official formation and the names of the legislators that will make…

teleSUR (2020-03-08). Venezuela 2020 Elections Guarantee After Equipment Destroyed. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena said Sunday that the electoral system is far from being destroyed and that the entity guarantees the celebration of parliamentary elections despite the fire that destroyed the institution's equipment. | RELATED: | The president of the electoral body reassured Venezuelans that "if there are small groups think…

Venezuela Analysis (2020-02-06). Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law" theantimedia.com In this exclusive interview, VA talks to the activists who defended the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC ahead of their trial.

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-20). Notes on a private TV newscast in Bolivia. The contrast with Venezuela is clear as day. zcomm.org In August, I took detailed notes a news broadcast on one of Venezuela's largest TV networks. I summarized these notes in an interview I did with the Real News Network making the point that Venezuela's private media (which reaches 60-90% of households) is remarkably free — most especially when you consider the US is openly

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Global crude claws back losses after major price collapse
rt.com | 2020-03-10
Oil prices have gained around nine percent on Tuesday following the biggest one-day rout in nearly three decades, after Saudi Arabia threatened to boost production and offer discounts. | Benchmark Brent rose nearly $3 to over $37 a barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was trading at around $34 a barrel. | Crude prices collapsed over the weekend after the disagreement between Russia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over deeper production cuts aimed at supporting global crude prices amid falling demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. | For more stories on economy…
rt.com/business/482732-oil-prices-bounce…

Bachelet Condemns US Coercive Actions Against Venezuelan People
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Tuesday reiterated her concern about the new unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against the Venezuelan people. | RELATED: | US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela | In the oral update on the human rights situation in Venezuela, which took place at the UN H…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bachelet-Condemn…

Who will blink first? Russia in better position to win crude price standoff with Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2020-03-10
Riyadh's actions in the oil market could be a grave miscalculation and will definitely backfire, but they will not make Moscow dance to its tune, analysts have told RT. | Crude oil prices suffered the biggest one-day fall since 1991 on Monday after top oil producers failed to agree on new output cuts and Saudi Arabia decided to boost production and offer discounts. Such an upheaval inflicts pain not only on Russia and Saudi Arabia, but also on all the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). However, Riyadh is clearly going to lose this price war, says Eike Hamer, political comm…
rt.com/business/482712-saudi-arabia-russ…

Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela's Capital
Reuters | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year. | Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …
globalresearch.ca/fire-destroys-most-vot…

Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela's Capital
Reuters | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year. | Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …
globalresearch.ca/fire-destroys-most-vot…

US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced that the United States, Colombia, and Brazil have established an alliance to increase the aggression against the Bolivarian people through a naval blockade. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Multiparty Committee Tasked to Appoint New Electoral Officials In Session | "The White House is developing a chain of command t…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Colombia-Braz…

Uruguay Withdraws From Unasur and Returns to the US-Backed TIAR
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi Tuesday announced that his country withdraws from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and returns to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | Uruguay: Lacalle's Investiture Ceremony Alined With US Biases | "The Government of Uruguay decided to withdraw from Unasur, which has already been abandoned by most countries in the region with the exception of Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. It…
telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-Withdraw…

Brazil: Feminist Farmers Start 'Seeds of Resistance' Campaign
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Brazil's Movement of Female Farmers (MMC) Monday started the "Seeds of Resistance" national campaign as a way to highlighting social fights for gender equity, respect for Indigenous cultures, and defense of local producers. | RELATED: | US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela | This campaign also pursues to make visible the experience and wisdom of the Brazilian small farmers, who are permanently under attack from large companies, which are backed up by the far-right Pres…
telesurenglish.net/news/brazilian-women-…

US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced that the United States, Colombia, and Brazil have established an alliance to increase the aggression against the Bolivarian people through a naval blockade. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Multiparty Committee Tasked to Appoint New Electoral Officials In Session | "The White House is developing a chain of command t…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Colombia-Braz…

Experts warn of economic recession amid virus spread, oil price dive
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-10
With the ever-growing impact of coronavirus on countries' economic output and the latest duel between Saudi Arabia and Russia on oil production, experts are worried about global economic recession.The world economy seems to have stepped into a very cloudy March mostly because of the rapid spread of coronavirus in Europe and the U.S., and shockwaves sent to markets by world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia.On Friday, Saudi-led Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia-spearheaded non-OPEC oil producing countries failed to reach a deal to further cut their oil production levels. Soon after, Sa…
yenisafak.com/en/economy/experts-warn-of…

Maduro Announces Start of Unexpected Military Drills in Venezuela
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-10
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday unexpectedly that new military drills would start in the country, following the plunge in global oil prices and the subsequent stock indices sharp decrease.
sputniknews.com/latam/202003101078525617…

Russia Provoked Oil Price Fall to Protect its Markets from US Frackers, which could Collapse
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2020-03-10
Last weekend, OPEC Plus, an expanded cartel of petroleum exporters, considered a plan for members to cut back on their oil production so as to support prices in the face of a slowing world economy owing to the novel coronavirus. The Russian Federation rejected the plan put forward by OPEC, insisting on continuing to export …
iranian.com/2020/03/10/russia-provoked-o…

Oil price war will expedite the end of petrodollar & rise of Chinese-Russian currency– RT's Max Keiser
rt.com | 2020-03-09
The US shale market is to bear the brunt of the raging oil price war that has sent Dow Jones and crude prices down, and Saudi Arabia will fare no better. Meanwhile, Russia has got the best hand in the game, Max Keiser believes. | …
rt.com/business/482691-kaiser-oil-price-…

Venezuela Committee Tasked to Appoint New CNE In Session
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-09
Venezuela's Committee of Electoral Applications for the renewal of the National Electoral Council (CNE) was officially assembled Monday ahead of the programmed 2020 parliamentary elections. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Officials Guarantee 2020 Elections After Fire Destroys Equipment | Through his Twitter account, a lawmaker from the government's bloc (Bloque de la Patria) Francisco Torrealba announced the official formation and the names of the legislators that will make…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Commit…

Brazil, US Sign Agreement to Increase Military Cooperation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
Brazil's far-right populist President Jair Bolsonaro signed Sunday a military agreement with the United States (U.S.) for the development of defense projects, according to officials. | RELATED: | Brazil's Diplomats Left Venezuela Prior Bolsonaro-Trump Meeting | The agreement, which was signed -on the U.S. side- by Admiral Craig Faller, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, aims to prepare the path for future joint projects "to improve or supply new military capabilitie…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-US-Sign-A…

Venezuela 2020 Elections Guarantee After Equipment Destroyed
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
Venezuela's President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Tibisay Lucena said Sunday that the electoral system is far from being destroyed and that the entity guarantees the celebration of parliamentary elections despite the fire that destroyed the institution's equipment. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Attack Against Cantv, Movilnet Telecom Warehouse | The president of the electoral body reassured Venezuelans that "if there are small groups think…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Offici…