2021-04-22: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-04-22). Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)? orinocotribune.com By Aviva Chomsky — Apr 20, 2021 | Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump's draconian anti-immigrant policies while, through his " Although t…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-22). 'Financing Border Wars' Corporations violating human rights on Arizona border. indybay.org The new report, "Financing Border Wars," details the push for border walls, drones and biometrics — including iris scans and finger prints — which violate the international human rights of migrants and refugees. The abuse includes tracking surveillance on phones and social media.

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Pfizer Says Identified Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccines in Mexico, Poland — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico and Poland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Arizona Sends Troops to Mexico Border to Quell Migrant Crisis. telesurenglish.net "I have declared an emergency and am sending Arizona National Guard troops to resolve the border crisis," said the state's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, on his Twitter account. | RELATED: | Since the arrival of Democrat Joe Biden to the U.S. presidency three months ago, the exodus of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. has drastically increased, given increased hopes for progressive asylum and immigration policies. | NE…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). US Allocates 6000 Worker Visas to Central American Migrants. telesurenglish.net U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Tuesday that it would increase 22,000 guest workers visas for his H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program, and it will allocate 6000 of these to migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. | RELATED: | "During a recent engagement with American businesses that rely on the H-2B program during the summer months, employers expressed an immediate need for…

Radhika Desai (2021-04-21). An "Accumulation fo Anger" in Putin's Russia: an Interview With Boris Kagarlitsky. counterpunch.org The actual loss of jobs was not that catastrophic in the long run, because quite a few migrant workers had to be thrown out of Russia. So, while the total loss of jobs was impressive, the actual loss of jobs for Russian citizens was not that catastrophic; a lot of that price had to be paid by people in Central Asia, by the immigrant and migrant workers who lost their jobs. Actually (this is very interesting), it ended up creating a kind of division between those who wanted to remain as immigrants and would do whatever they could to stay over, and those who made the personal decision to leave Russia and had to fig…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). 18,000 Child Migrants Vanished In Europe in Less Than 2 Years. telesurenglish.net An investigative report cited by the Guardian concludes that some 18,292 children have vanished across the European continent between January 2018 and December 2020 — an astonishing average of 17 kids a day. | RELATED: | Figures for the year 2020 indicate that as many as 5,768 children disappeared in over a dozen European countries, including Greece, Italy, and Germany. The data available also shows that one in every six of…

Fight Back (2021-04-21). Speaking out against police repression in MN. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 15, the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) hosted a press conference to denounce police violence against protesters. Sam Martinez of Twin Cities 4 Justice for Jamar emceed the rally. | The opening speech featured TCC4J member DJ Hooker, standing alongside Victor Ramirez of MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, whose face was covered in bruises due to broken facial bones from a police projectile. | Speakers noted that police and city authority action are restricting First Amendment rights, the freedom of speech and to protest, including: | — Posting official signage ask…

teleSUR (2021-04-21). Over 10,000 Migrants Long for Entering Panama From Colombia. telesurenglish.net Panama's Ombudsman Eduardo Leblancha reported that over 10,000 migrants were at the border with Colombia waiting to cross into his country to continue their journey to the United States. | RELATED: | As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) registered 2,480 people at migratory reception stations located in Darien and Chiriqui provinces. | Leblanc noted that these people were provided with f…

Staff (2021-04-21). 18K unaccompanied child migrants have disappeared in Europe. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) —At least 18,000 unaccompanied child migrants have disappeared after arriving in European countries including Greece, Italy, and Germany.

Bel√©n Fern√°ndez (2021-04-21). The Case Against Biden's Plan to Further Militarize Borders. commondreams.org The U.S. government's solution to the migrant crisis is militarization…again. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mexicanborder.jpg

_____ (2021-04-21). Manifest Destiny? U.S. Immigration 'Crisis' a Bipartisan Toxic Legacy. strategic-culture.org Migration is here to stay regardless of fences or chicken coops used for vetting migrants as labor, and the corruption of gangsterism will continue to normalize itself with the U.S. corporatist state. | Since Joe Biden took over the White House nearly three months ago, a recurring controversy dogging his administration is the plight of migrants crossing the southern border from Mexico. In the following interview, Randy Martin gives his take on the subject as a seasoned observer and campaigner based near the border. He says much of the political heat on the subject recently is being generated by the bitterly divis…

Staff (2021-04-21). Headlines for April 21, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty on All Counts for Murdering George Floyd, Police Shoot Dead 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, Judge Denies Dismissal of Prison Sentence for Officer Who Shot and Killed Walter Scott in 2015, India Faces COVID "Storm"; AMLO Gets COVID Vaccine; U.S. Warns Against Travel to 80% of Globe, Johnson & Johnson Resumes European Rollout After Regulator Says Benefits Outweigh Blood Clot Risk, AOC and Sen. Markey Reintroduce Green New Deal as Biden Sets Ambitious Emissions Target, Idriss Déby's Son Named Interim Leader Following Chadian President's Death, Journalists in Over 100 Cou…

Staff (2021-04-21). Mexico: Lower House Approves Bill on the Right to Consultation. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Lower House on Tuesday approved a bill to institutionalize prior consultation with Indigenous peoples and Black communities on administrative and legislative projects that might affect their rights. | RELATED: | Indigenous Affairs Commission President Irma Carlos presented the initiative to debate after previous discussions in subcommittee commissions on April 13. The bill was passed with 466 votes in f…

ecns.cn (2021-04-21). China, Mexico pledge enhanced cooperation to promote ties. ecns.cn China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Tuesday held talks via video link with Oscar Eduardo Ramirez Aguilar, speaker of Mexico's Senate, and both sides pledged enhanced cooperation to promote bilateral relations.

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