Orinoco Tribune: ‘Bloody Clashes’ in Apure Leave Several Casualties from Venezuelan Army & Colombian Narco-Terrorists The Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (CEOFANB) confirmed this Wednesday, April 29, that eight soldiers lost their lives in the latest clashes in Apure during the weekend. the FANB “will not rest, we will expel all paramilitary Colombian drug trafficking terrorist groups. We will fight until we win and achieve justice, until we achieve peace.”
Orinoco Tribune: Recent Border Clashes Not a Coincidence: CIA’s Simonovis Reveals the Plan A former Venezuelan police officer linked for decades to the CIA and Israeli intelligence, and also a fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Iván Simonovis, recently confessed through a video that the terrorist events in Apure state—where Venezuelan soldiers died due to terrorist violence promoted by Colombian paramilitary—and the recent violence unleashed by the Coqui gang in Cota 905 in Caracas, “are not coincidence and are part of the same plan” to make Venezuela collapse.
The Grayzone: The US Plan to Imprison Businesspeople in other Countries for “Violating” Illegal US Sanctions: The Cases of Alex Saab, Meng Wanzhou, Mun Chol Myong In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign businesspeople for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington’s targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Orinoco Tribune: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Arreaza Unmasks Human Rights Watch Report on Colombian Paramilitary Violence in Apure In 2010 financier George Soros gave $100 million to HRW. Arreaza confronted the alleged activist: “You are nothing more than an agent,” said Arreaza, and invited him to read a recent report from the investigative journalism outlet Misión Verdad that broke down what he describes as “fallacies and interference in the case of Apure.”
News Click (Leonardo Flores): How Venezuela is Rebuilding its Industrial Base, One Volunteer at a Time The Productive Workers Army (EPO by its Spanish-language initials) is a group of 2,270 volunteers with a broad range of technical expertise. They go from factory to factory repairing broken machinery. Their mission is to recover Venezuela’s industrial production by empowering workers to take matters into their own hands. “People have been touched by their experiences with us because they understand that society can be transformed.”
Víctor Dreke, legendary commander of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, called for those defending the Revolution today to recognize that the battlefield of the 21st century is the media.
Peoples Dispatch: RUNASUR, a new Latin American regional integration mechanism, created in Bolivia RUNASUR, a new regional integration mechanism aimed at uniting the Indigenous people, peasants, social movements and workers of Latin America with an anti-imperialist ideology. The organization will serve as the people’s alternative to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), an existing regional integration mechanism that has become paralyzed due to the withdrawal of the majority of members under right-wing governments.
May 11: Perspectives from Havana in a Year of Covid and Embargo A Series of Weekly Conversations – The Next Generation Like the rest of the world, Cuba have just completed the first full year of Covid 19. It has done so with the full force of the U.S. embargo on its neck. This week: Perspectives from Havana: Sociologist and Feminist Marta Nuñez. Following in the series: May 4, May 11
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