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2019-12-31: News Headlines

Laura Carlsen (2019-12-31). As Honduras Collapses, Its People are Forced to Flee. counterpunch.org Honduras is collapsing. The thousands of migrants who flee every day are direct testimony to a political, economic and social crisis that the world ignores and the U. S. government seems bent on perpetuating. Instead of examining the crisis behind the exodus, the Trump administration has set an intercontinental human trapline that captures thousands of the world's poorest and most persecuted men, women and children, and then converts their suffering into campaign fodder. More

teleSUR (2019-12-31). Evo Morales Condemns Expulsion of Diplomats from Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The expulsion of diplomats from Mexico and Spain by the de facto Bolivian regime is an act of contempt for international law, the democratically elected President Evo Morales said on Tuesday. Morales condemned the move by "the coup plotters," highlighting the fact that they have been hurting the Andean nation's diplomatic ties. | RELATED: | Spain Expels 3 Bolivian Diplomats in Tit-For-Tat Move | "The coup plotters seek legitimacy, but only exert violence against sister countries," Mora…

Belén Fernández (2019-12-31). How the US Made the So-Called 'Safe Third Countries' Unsafe. commondreams.org While the US arms industry is presumably feeling pretty secure right about now, it is safe to say many people in "safe third countries" are not. (Photo: Edgard Garrido/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/clashes-honduras.jpg

Harrison Stetler (2019-12-31). France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights. thenation.com France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights…

WSWS (2019-12-31). Workers Struggles: the Americas. wsws.org Mexican postal workers are protesting the failure of management to live up to previous wage agreements as well as deteriorating working conditions.

Laura Carlsen (2019-12-31). As Honduras Collapses, Its People are Forced to Flee. zcomm.org What really motivates so many people to leave, when their chances of making it to relatives and new lives in the United States are so low? When the cost of the journey—in all senses—is so high?>

teleSUR (2019-12-30). Spain Expels 3 Bolivian Diplomats in Tit-For-Tat Move. telesurenglish.net The Spanish government has made the decision to expel three Bolivian diplomats from their country in a tit-for-tat move against La Paz for expelling two of their diplomats earlier today. | RELATED: | Bolivia Expels Mexican Ambassador Amid Ongoing Diplomatic Row | According to Spain's El-Pais newspaper, Spain has decided to expel three Bolivian diplomats accredited in Madrid in response to the decision made earlier by the interim government of Bolivia to expel several Spanish di…

teleSUR (2019-12-30). Bolivia Expels Mexican Ambassador Amid Ongoing Diplomatic Row. telesurenglish.net The de-facto regime of Jeanine àÅñez ordered the expulsion on Monday morning of the Mexican Ambassador, María Teresa Mercado, and two Spanish diplomats. The move was conveyed to the Mexican Ambassador by the Bolivian Foreign Minister, Karen Longaric, prior to the self-proclaimed president's announcement. | RELATED: | Cuban Hero Harry Villegas Survivor of Che's Guerrilla in Bolivia Dies | àÅñez explained at a press conference that her regime "has decided to oppose people pleasing" t…

teleSUR (2019-12-29). Harry Villegas Survivor of Che's Guerrilla in Bolivia Dies. telesurenglish.net Revolutionary hero of Cuba, Harry 'Pombo' Villegas, one of the three surviving Cubans of the guerrilla detachment led by commander Ernesto Che Guevara, died this Sunday in Havana, at the age of 79. | RELATED: | Cuba: "We Condemn the Aggression Against the Mexican Embassy" | Villegas was born in 1940 in Yara, a town located in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra, between Bayamo and Manzanillo. His brother, Teogenes, was a young local leader of the Orthodox Party, an active opponent to Fu…

Staff (2019-12-27). Headlines for December 27, 2019. democracynow.org In Confidential Videos, Navy SEALs Say Gallagher Was "Toxic" & "Freaking Evil", Hospitals & Health Clinics Shuttered by Heavy Bombing in Idlib, Syria, Japan to Deploy Destroyer to Middle East Amid Rising Tensions in Gulf of Oman, Nigerian-American Journalist Omoyele Sowore Released from Prison, In India, Protests Rage Against "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Law, Netanyahu Staves Off Party Leadership Challenge Ahead of General Election, Mexico to Bring Complaint Against Bolivia's Interim Government to ICJ, Congolese Asylum Seeker Died in Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day, Los Angeles Prosecutors Consider Filing Cri…

Staff (2019-12-23). Headlines for December 23, 2019. democracynow.org White House Halted Ukraine Aid 91 Minutes After Trump & Zelensky Phone Call, U.S. Considering Plan to Deport Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, WaPo: White House Pushes to Use Migrant Children to Ensnare Parents, Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Murder, ICC Takes Step to Investigating Israel for War Crimes, India: Protests Continue as Modi Defends "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Law, Iraq: Thousands Demand Appointment of Independent Prime Minister, Reuters: Up to 1,500 Dead in Iran's Bloody Crackdown Against Nov. Protests, Pentagon: U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, French Unions Continue St…

Jeff Abbott (2019-12-23). The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala. progressive.org A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-18). Mexico Finds "World's Largest Lithium Deposit" Just Before US Focus & $1.4 Trillion War-Aimed NDAA. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-17). US Regime Change In Mexico, US Bombs Afghan Hospital, Saudis Get Involved In Syria & More OPCW Leaks. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-15). 128 Reuters articles on Bolivia since October 20, 2019 election with no mention of expert criticism of OAS audit UPDATED. zcomm.org Bolivia ¥s foreign minister says Mexico appeal to International Court 'a mistake' Bolivia's YPFB strikes transition deal with Petrobras to extend natural gas exports Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais Mexico says Spanish diplomats' cars blocked by Bolivia at La Paz embassy Mexico appeals to international court as diplomatic Read more…

Paul Dobson (2019-11-04). Venezuela, El Salvador Break Relations as Maduro Applauds 'New Anti-Neoliberal Wave'. venezuelanalysis.com Guatemala's president-elect has similarly pledged to break with the Maduro government upon assuming office in January.

2019-12-31: Social Media Postees

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Evo Morales Condemns Expulsion of Diplomats from Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-31
The expulsion of diplomats from Mexico and Spain by the de facto Bolivian regime is an act of contempt for international law, the democratically elected President Evo Morales said on Tuesday. Morales condemned the move by "the coup plotters," highlighting the fact that they have been hurting the Andean nation's diplomatic ties. | RELATED: | Spain Expels 3 Bolivian Diplomats in Tit-For-Tat Move | "The coup plotters seek legitimacy, but only exert violence against sister countries," Mora…
telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Condemns-Expulsion-of-Diplomats-from-Bolivia-20191231-0007.html

As Honduras Collapses, Its People are Forced to Flee
Laura Carlsen | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-31
Honduras is collapsing. The thousands of migrants who flee every day are direct testimony to a political, economic and social crisis that the world ignores and the U. S. government seems bent on perpetuating. Instead of examining the crisis behind the exodus, the Trump administration has set an intercontinental human trapline that captures thousands of the world's poorest and most persecuted men, women and children, and then converts their suffering into campaign fodder.
counterpunch.org/2019/12/31/as-honduras-collapses-its-people-are-forced-to-flee/

How the US Made the So-Called 'Safe Third Countries' Unsafe
Belén Fernández | commondreams.org | 2019-12-31
While the US arms industry is presumably feeling pretty secure right about now, it is safe to say many people in "safe third countries" are not. (Photo: Edgard Garrido/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/clashes-honduras.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/31/how-us-made-so-called-safe-third-countries-unsafe?cd-origin=rss

France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights
Harrison Stetler | thenation.com | 2019-12-31
France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights…
thenation.com/article/france-migrants-macron-refugees/

Workers Struggles: the Americas
wsws.org | 2019-12-31
Mexican postal workers are protesting the failure of management to live up to previous wage agreements as well as deteriorating working conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/31/work-d31.html

As Honduras Collapses, Its People are Forced to Flee
Laura Carlsen | zcomm.org | 2019-12-31
What really motivates so many people to leave, when their chances of making it to relatives and new lives in the United States are so low? When the cost of the journey–in all senses–is so high?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/as-honduras-collapses-its-people-are-forced-to-flee/

Bolivia Expels Mexican Ambassador Amid Ongoing Diplomatic Row
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-30
The de-facto regime of Jeanine àÅñez ordered the expulsion on Monday morning of the Mexican Ambassador, María Teresa Mercado, and two Spanish diplomats. The move was conveyed to the Mexican Ambassador by the Bolivian Foreign Minister, Karen Longaric, prior to the self-proclaimed president's announcement. | RELATED: | Cuban Hero Harry Villegas Survivor of Che's Guerrilla in Bolivia Dies | àÅñez explained at a press conference that her regime "has decided to oppose people pleasing" t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Expels-Mexican-Ambassador-Amid-Ongoing-Diplomatic-Row–20191230-0004.html

Spain Expels 3 Bolivian Diplomats in Tit-For-Tat Move
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-30
The Spanish government has made the decision to expel three Bolivian diplomats from their country in a tit-for-tat move against La Paz for expelling two of their diplomats earlier today. | RELATED: | Bolivia Expels Mexican Ambassador Amid Ongoing Diplomatic Row | According to Spain's El-Pais newspaper, Spain has decided to expel three Bolivian diplomats accredited in Madrid in response to the decision made earlier by the interim government of Bolivia to expel several Spanish di…
telesurenglish.net/news/Spain-Expels-3-Bolivian-Diplomats-in-Tit-For-Tat-Move-20191230-0006.html

Harry Villegas Survivor of Che's Guerrilla in Bolivia Dies
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-29
Revolutionary hero of Cuba, Harry 'Pombo' Villegas, one of the three surviving Cubans of the guerrilla detachment led by commander Ernesto Che Guevara, died this Sunday in Havana, at the age of 79. | RELATED: | Cuba: "We Condemn the Aggression Against the Mexican Embassy" | Villegas was born in 1940 in Yara, a town located in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra, between Bayamo and Manzanillo. His brother, Teogenes, was a young local leader of the Orthodox Party, an active opponent to Fu…
telesurenglish.net/news/cuban-hero-harry-villegas-pombo-dies-in-havana-20191229-0012.html

The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-12-23
A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.
progressive.org/dispatches/asylum-seekers-routed-guatemala-abbott-191223/

Mexico Finds "World's Largest Lithium Deposit" Just Before US Focus & $1.4 Trillion War-Aimed NDAA
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/mexico-finds-worlds-largest-lithium-deposit-just-before-us-focus-1-4-trillion-war-aimed-ndaa/

US Regime Change In Mexico, US Bombs Afghan Hospital, Saudis Get Involved In Syria & More OPCW Leaks
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/us-regime-change-in-mexico-us-bombs-afghan-hospital-saudis-get-involved-in-syria-more-opcw-leaks/

128 Reuters articles on Bolivia since October 20, 2019 election with no mention of expert criticism of OAS audit UPDATED
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-12-15
Bolivia ¥s foreign minister says Mexico appeal to International Court 'a mistake' Bolivia's YPFB strikes transition deal with Petrobras to extend natural gas exports Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais Mexico says Spanish diplomats' cars blocked by Bolivia at La Paz embassy Mexico appeals to international court as diplomatic Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/112-reuters-articles-on-bolivia-since-october-20-2019-election-with-no-mention-of-expert-criticism-of-oas-audit/