A New World Is Possible: Combating COVID-19
Deaths per Million: Jan 8 March 5
Cuba 13 30
Venezuela 37 48
Nicaragua 25 26
US 1,129 1,606
Canada 437 583
Mexico 1,101 1,455
El Salvador 214 291
Guatemala 272 355
Honduras 320 423
Costa Rica 447 552
Panama 993 1,352
Argentina 972 1,518
Bolivia 791 998
Brazil 940 1,223
Chile 881 1,084
Colombia 884 1,174
Ecuador 797 895
Peru 1,146 1,421
Uruguay 66 181
CubaNews: Cuba Has Assisted Almost One Third of the World’s Population in Health Care In the six decades of Cuban medical collaboration abroad, its health personnel have assisted 1.988 billion people in the world, almost a third of mankind, said Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation (UCCM). He also stated that Cuban doctors have performed more than 14,500,000 surgical operations, 4,470,000 deliveries and have saved 8,700,000 lives, results that increase the prestige of Cuban medicine in the international arena.
TeleSur: Venezuela Lost Over $30 Billion Due To the US Blockade “The U.S. has applied over 450 unilateral coercive measures, which have caused economic damages for over US$30 billion, which could have been used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve better living standards for Venezuelans,” said Maduro. His statements were previously backed up by UN Human Rights expert Alena Douhan, who recently visited Venezuela and rendered a report on the negative impact of U.S. sanctions on this South American nation.
Orinoco Tribune: Biden Extends Obama’s Executive Order Against Venezuela for One More Year “The situation in Venezuela continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue with the national emergency declared in Decree 13692 with respect to the situation in Venezuela,” says part of the document that Biden sent to the Congress of his country to continue with the suffocation campaign against million of Venezuelans.
Sputnik News: Blinken Tells Guaido US Backs Continuing Multilateral Pressure on Maduro “Today Venezuelan Interim President Guaido and I discussed our unwavering support for democracy in Venezuela and our efforts to improve the lives of the Venezuelan people.”
Orinoco Tribune: Venezuela Ambassador to EU Claudia Salerno: Venezuela’s Presidents Are Not Elected in Brussels After being declared persona non grata by the EU bloc, the diplomat noted “a list of sanctions has nothing to do with that message with which they say they agree,” of dialogue and electoral channels. She regretted that Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands, which call themselves the core group on Venezuela in the EU, promoted “by surprise” and without consultation, new sanctions “at a time when we were building a solid bridge to establish the criteria for dialogue, of an approach of respectful cooperation.”
TeleSur: Venezuelan Soldiers Pay Tribute to Commander Hugo Chavez Venezuela’s National Armed Forces (FANB) Friday started the 2021 “Bolivarian Shield” Exercise in honor of the eighth anniversary of the death of former President Hugo Chavez. “The military maneuvers will show to the world that the FANB is ready to confront any threats against our sovereignty and territorial integrity,” President Nicolas Maduro said and informed that the national police will also take part in the operation.
Make Chevron Clean Up: Human Rights Attorney Defending Ecuadoran Indigenous against Chevron wins one battle In a major rebuke to Chevron and US trial judge Lewis Kaplan, a New York appeals court threw out a key contempt finding against attorney Steven Donziger that had been used to fine him millions of dollars in court costs and led to criminal contempt charges that resulted in an unprecedented 19-month house arrest without trial. Donziger became the first person in U.S. history to be targeted in a corporate prosecution by an oil company, according to observers.
Bolivia for the record: the people speak pt. 2 A history of the struggle in Bolivia from the coup to today.
Recent and Upcoming Webinars
Building Food Sovereignty in Nicaragua with Erika Takeo and Rita Jill Clark-Gollub
About Face, Veterans against the War: U.S.-led hybrid war on Venezuela, significance of the 2020 National Assembly elections, recent visit of UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan’s to investigate the impacts of US sanctions
March 5: End Sanctions on Venezuela Now! Maria Paez Victor, Alison Bodine, Nino Pagliccia
March 8: Women’s Voices from Central America Hear from women from El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, countries heavily impacted by US foreign policy
March 9 Code Pink Capitol Calling Party: End Sanctions on Venezuela with Carlos Ron, former Minister Counsel of Political Affairs at the Venezuelan embassy in the United States; Lorena Gimenez of Género Con Clase, a feminist human rights organization; and Leonardo Flores, a coordinator of CODE PINK’s Latin America campaign.
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