2021-02-08: News Headlines

Rin Bernhardt (2021-02-08). Sinkholes and wasted water: oil industry destructiveness in New Mexico. liberationnews.org In July of 2008, a large plot of land in southeastern New Mexico caved in, resulting in a sinkhole 120 feet deep and 400 feet wide.

Online News Editor (2021-02-08). Mexican president makes public appearance after recovering from Covid-19. laprensalatina.com Mexico, Feb 8 (efe-epa).- Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador resumed public duties on Monday following two weeks of isolation after contracting Covid-19. "We are here to continue fighting. I want to also thank many friends abroad and everyone in Mexico: the women and the men that expressed their desire for me to recover well," …

WSWS (2021-02-07). Sylvia Ageloff and the assassination of Leon Trotsky. wsws.org On August 20, 1940, Leon Trotsky was assassinated by Stalinist agent Ramón Mercader in the Mexico City suburb of Coyoacán. Mercader's access to the great revolutionary was made possible through his relationship with Sylvia Ageloff, who presented herself as an innocent victim of Mercader's duplicity, a claim that was never challenged by the SWP. This series of articles constitutes the first systematic investigation by the Trotskyist movement of Ageloff's role.

news.un (2021-02-06). FROM THE FIELD: Sharing migration stories across generations in Central America. news.un.org Two migrants, one young and one old, have been sharing their experiences of migrating to a small town in Costa Rica in Central America.

Online News Editor (2021-02-06). An adapted 'Llorona' presides over a united cry against Mexico femicide. laprensalatina.com Mexico, Feb 5 (efe-epa).- An adapted version of "La Llorona," the popular Mexican theme, presided over a protest Friday in Mexico City against the killing of young doctor Mariana Sanchez last week in the country's south and against ceaseless violence against women. "Being a woman is a crime, Llorona, with a well-defined passion. They grab …

Ralph Nader (2021-02-05). The Struggle Inside Senator Mitch McConnell's Brain. counterpunch.org Since 2015, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has ruled the Senate with an iron hand, describing himself as "the Guardian of Gridlock." He was Senator "NO," except for confirming over 200 mostly corporatist federal judges. Now comes a new challenge for Mitch McConnell as he leads 49 other Republican Senators, twenty of whom are up

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-02-05). 'Enough Is Enough': 8 Senate Dems Slammed for Going 'Hand-in-Hand With GOP' to Oppose Covid Relief for Undocumented Workers. commondreams.org "Let us be clear on this. Not only do undocumented community members pay taxes, they are also suffering as much as anyone else because of this pandemic." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12991586111.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-02-05). Under Pretext of Pandemic, Babies Born in US—Legal American Citizens—Expelled With Mothers to Mexico. commondreams.org "For all intents and purposes, that child is stateless, which is going to create a whole host of barriers… because they're unable to establish citizenship." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/baby_2.jpg

commondreams (2021-02-05). Statement on Sens. Stabenow and Peters' Vote to Withhold COVID Relief from Undocumented Immigrants. commondreams.org ______________________________…