Daily Archives: May 13, 2021

2021-05-13: News Headlines

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-13). Biden Administration to Review Sanctions Policy Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The administration of US President Joe Biden is reviewing its policy of illegal unilateral measures, also called "sanctions," against Venezuela, reported Bloomberg. | "The relationship between the United States and Venezuela is under quiet review, " wrote the US outlet. Bloomberg also claimed that US figures with access to the Biden administration are talking to the "inner circle" of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Among them are House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and World Food Program Director David Beasley. The latter is the executive…

Aída Chávez (2021-05-13). New York County Jails May Close Their Doors to ICE. thenation.com The Dignity Not Detention Act mirrors legislative efforts to take on the rogue agency in states like Maryland and California.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). U.S. Army's PrSM Moves Towards Breaching Defunct INF Treaty's Limits. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States Army had a much needed success in modernization while testing its new Precision Strike Missile (the PrSM). | The PrSM reached a range of 400 km, making it the longest it had flown so far. The test took place at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. | The missile went through three flight tests last year during a technology maturation and risk reduction phase, ranging from 240 kilometers, 180 kilometers and 85 kilometers. Shorter ranges can be more difficult to exe…

oliviaalperstein (2021-05-13). IPS Board Selects Tope Folarin as New Executive Director, with John Cavanagh Transitioning to Senior Advisor. ips-dc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 13, 2021 | Contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011 | Washington, D.C. — The Board of Trustees of the 58-year-old Institute for Policy Studies named its Board Chair, writer Tope Folarin, as the organization's new Executive Director starting May 24. | Folarin, 39, is the son of Nigerian immigrants, a former Rhodes Scholar, and a graduate of Morehouse College and Oxford University. Folarin worked for six years as Special Assistant in the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is stepping down as Vice President for Content and Storytelling at the non-profit Local Initiativ…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Mexico Welcomes Brazil's Former President Dilma Rousseff. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) held a meeting with Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016), who will attend the 700th anniversary of the founding of Tenochtitlan on Thursday. | RELATED: | Rousseff was also received by Mexico City's Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum who declared her a distinguished guest of the country's capital.

_____ (2021-05-13). The 'Zapatista Invasion' Has Begun! popularresistance.org It was a genuine surprise when the Zapatistas published their communiqué "A Mountain on the High Seas" on October 5, 2020, announcing a tour of the EZLN (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) across five continents, starting with Europe. Even though the Zapatistas have not shied away from organizing initiatives in Chiapas and across Mexico — the March of the Color of the Earth just 20 years ago is a case in point — it is basically the first time since 1994 that they are leaving the borders of their homeland behind. | Then, on January 1 of this year, they published a Declaration for Life, co-signe…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-12). Mothers of disappeared children march across Mexico demanding their return. peoplesdispatch.org In Mexico, Mothers' Day is celebrated on May 10. However, mothers of disappeared children claim that "they have nothing to celebrate on this day." For the past ten years, since 2012, groups of these mothers have been protesting on this day, demanding that the government authorities help them find the truth about the whereabouts of their daughters and sons, and get justice for them. On Monday May 10, thousands of mothers marched in various cities across Mexico to remember their missing daughters and sons, and to remind the state of its outstanding debt to find them. | In the capital, Mexico City, under the banner…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-12). Mothers of disappeared children march across Mexico demanding their return. peoplesdispatch.org In Mexico, Mothers' Day is celebrated on May 10. However, mothers of disappeared children claim that "they have nothing to celebrate on this day." For the past ten years, since 2012, groups of these mothers have been protesting on this day, demanding that the government authorities help them find the truth about the whereabouts of their daughters and sons, and get justice for them. On Monday May 10, thousands of mothers marched in various cities across Mexico to remember their missing daughters and sons, and to remind the state of its outstanding debt to find them. | In the capital, Mexico City, under the banner…

Guest Contributor (2021-05-12). OPINION: The Unsung Power of DREAMer Entrepreneurs. latinorebels.com As an undocumented immigrant, becoming my own boss was a necessity.

Staff (2021-05-12). US Special Forces Trained Mexican Drug Cartels. orinocotribune.com US military forces trained Mexican drug cartels that committed beheadings, torture, and rapes. This was reported in detail in a recent The Los Zetas cartel, which in its beginnings was the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel [Cartel del Golfo], is one of the most notorious examples of the relation between the US military and drug traffi…

Luis Linares Zapata (2021-05-12). México — Derrumbre y salida. globalizacion.ca La pandemia que oscureció el presente del mundo cayó con fiereza sobre un gobierno de novedoso cuño y con arrestos transformadores. Las limitantes impuestas por esta indeseada realidad son considerables. Aun bajo este escenario de privaciones, se incluye uno de…

The Associated Press (2021-05-12). Number of Children Traveling Alone at Border Eases in April. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults were found coming without families, authorities said Tuesday.

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