Biden supports Guaido; DSA meets President Maduro; Response to recent criticisms from Nicaragua
Alex Saab free rally on July 5 during the visit of Cape Verdean Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva
WION: Biden reaffirms support for Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido“Under your leadership and in coalition with civil society leaders, you are preserving these ideals of freedom, democracy and sovereignty,” Biden wrote to Guaido. Biden said Guaido was guiding his country “through a peaceful democratic transition of power.” It’s almost as out of touch with reality as his claim that the United States does not interfere in other countries’ elections.
Orinoco Tribune: DSA delegation meets President Maduro-Uproar already in the United States
President Maduro, received a delegation of representatives of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, where they held a cordial meeting during which political and geopolitical issues were discussed as well as history, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo which consolidated Venezuela’s independence from the Spanish Empire. The DSA delegation arrived in Venezuela on June 20 to participate in the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World and complete a program that allowed them to visit various states of the Caribbean nation.
Orinoco Tribune: “They make unfounded accusations”: Venezuela denounces the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by Michelle Bachelet
This report is the result of a resolution promoted by a small group of governments with serious human rights violations at the national level, which conspired to satisfy the policy of “regime change” promoted by the United States against Venezuela. Based on a handful of alleged complaints of human rights violations, unverified charges are brought against Venezuelan institutions, further manipulating the false narrative constructed to artificially complement the case currently before the International Criminal Court, with the political objective to destabilize the democratic institutions of Venezuela. .
Mision Verdad: The real role of NGOs in VenezuelaThese function as instruments of American foreign policy: Foro Penal Venezolano, Asociación Civil Control Ciudadano, Provea, Sumate.
Breakthrough News: (short video) US sanctions decimate Venezuela’s education programasd (short video) Sanctions are a crime against humanity
Orinoco Tribune: Venezuelan oil exports soar in JuneVenezuela’s oil exports are up 66% from last year’s figures. About 631,900 barrels per day (bpd) of crude and refined products were shipped in at least 23 shipments in June, increasing oil exports 6.5% since May and 66% from the same month last year .
People’s Dispatch: Venezuela immunizes its population against COVID-19 with Cuban vaccineVenezuela has signed an agreement with Cuba for the purchase of 12 million doses of Abdala. Abdala, one of Cuba’s five COVID-19 vaccine candidates, showed an efficacy of 92.28%, which is the fourth highest efficacy of vaccines developed around the world to date. The vaccine has also shown efficacy against mutant strains of the coronavirus that are spreading in the Latin America and Caribbean region. In February, the Bolivarian government purchased 10 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. On June 1, it launched a mass vaccination campaign for the rest of the population with Sputnik V vaccines and 100,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines received in gift from China. The government also purchased 11 million doses of vaccine through the WHO COVAX initiative. However, the delivery of these vaccines has been blocked due to the trade, economic and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Venezuela.
Political prisoner Alex Saab
Mision Verdad: the United States pays $ 440 million to Cape Verde in exchange for the extradition of Alex SaabThe United States has announced an investment of $ 439 million to build a new American Embassy. 100 million dollars will go directly to the Cape Verdean economy. The disproportionate figure for the construction of the building is striking, as it is equivalent to more than half of Cape Verde’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for the current year. The Justiciafuser newspaper pointed out the obvious link between “the investment” and the case of diplomat Alex Saab, who is illegally imprisoned by the government of Cape Verde due to American political influence: “Local observers… have put in doubts the timing of this announcement as it does just days before the Constitutional Court of Cape Verde ruled on Alex Saab’s appeal against his extradition to the United States.
Workers World: international campaign grows to free Alex SaabPrime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva’s visit from Cabo Verde – a small isolated island nation off the west coast of Africa – to the Cape Verdean community in the Boston area drew members of that community, as well as activists. Venezuelan solidarity, union members and anti-war activists from many organizations, to lobby for the release of Saab. The arrest of a diplomat for any reason is unprecedented and totally illegal under international law. When Saab was kidnapped, Venezuela immediately requested his release from the African Union.
Orinoco Tribune: Biden administration with ‘strong case’ expects Cape Verde to rule on illegal detention of Alex Saab soonGonzález, of Biden’s National Security Council, was certain that the US administration had a solid legal basis for its actions against Saab, despite the countless elements of illegality in his arrest and detention in Cape Verde that have prompted many legal experts to qualify his case as kidnapping. . González said, regarding Alex Saab, “we have a pretty solid case and he should be extradited”, ignoring the fact that the Swiss prosecution in charge of opening an investigation against him at the request of the United States, has filed l case a few months ago for lack of evidence. The United Nations Human Rights Committee upholds its decision, initially rendered in early June, that the Cape Verdean authorities must guarantee Saab the necessary medical care and refrain from extraditing him to the United States.
Tortilla con Sal (Jorge Capelan): Nicaragua – Letter to a former Swedish solidarity brigadistAn excellent response to the open letter of many former brigadists.
AFGJ: Your organization is invited to sign: As the elections in Nicaragua approach, we call on the United States to stop interveningOpen letter opposing the American intervention.
Danny Glover: Biden’s failure to end Trump’s war on Cuba threatens livesImagine a country developing and producing its own Covid-19 vaccines, sufficient to cover its entire population, but unable to immunize everyone due to a shortage of syringes. This absurd situation is real and one that Cuba will soon be faced with. Cuba has already vaccinated around 2 million of its 11 million people and hopes that 70 percent of the population will be vaccinated by August. Yet due to the 60-year US embargo, which punishes civilians during a pandemic, the country faces a shortage of millions of syringes.
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Webinar Video: Economic and Social Progress in Nicaragua
Webinar Video: Sanctions Deny Venezuelans’ Right to Food – A Crime Against HumanityJoao Pedro Stedile, National Coordinator of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) // Carlos Ron, President of the Simon Bolivar Institute, Venezuela // Maria Rodriguez, Representative of CLAP (Supply and Production Committees), Francisco Dominguez, Secretary of the VSC.
July 15: Dan Kovalik reports on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World in Caracas and the activities of the American delegation
July 17: What difference have 14 years of Sandinista government made?
July 25 Cuban-American Welcome Rally ‘Miami-DC walkers’
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