2020-12-27: News Headlines

_____ (2020-12-25). 2020 Latin America And The Caribbean Tn Review: The Pink Tide May Rise Again. popularresistance.org The balance between the US drive to dominate Latin America and the Caribbean and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, tipped portside by year end 2020 with major popular victories, including reversal of the coup in Bolivia and the constitutional referendum in Chile. Central has been the persistence of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution against the asphyxiating US blockade, along with the defiance by Cuba and Nicaragua of US regime-change measures. | The grand struggle played out against the backdrop of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, impacting countries differently depen…

teleSUR (2020-12-25). Bolivia: President Arce Calls for Peace, Unity Among the People. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce Friday called for peace and unity two months after the country took back its democracy from the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez (2019-2020). | RELATED: | "Unity is more important than ever now that we are rebuilding the country after the coup and the COVID-19 pandemic," he said on the occasion of Christmas and New Year's celebrations. | Arce highlighted the people's role in restorin…

Ralph Nader (2020-12-25). Recidivist Criminal and Constitutional Outlaw Trump Rushes to Pardon Criminal Lawbreakers. commondreams.org Trump and future presidents cannot be allowed to brazenly dishonor justice and undermine the rule of law. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/roger_stone_0_1.jpg

Mark Weisbrot (2020-12-24). A Tale of Two Elections: U.S. and Bolivia. zcomm.org Just over a year ago, a similar effort was launched in Bolivia, and it actually prevailed. The country's democratically elected president, Evo Morales, was toppled three weeks after the October 20 vote…

Roger D. Harris (2020-12-24). 2020 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide May Rise Again. dissidentvoice.org The balance between the US drive to dominate Latin America and the Caribbean and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, tipped portside by year end 2020 with major popular victories, including reversal of the coup in Bolivia and the constitutional referendum in Chile. Central has been the persistence of Venezuela's Bolivarian …

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-12-23). Ralph Nader: He's a Cookbook! counterpunch.org "We can all sit down and have a few beers together while we wait." — Duke Mantee (Humphrey Bogart), The Petrified Forest (1936) Call before, you dig? — Utility notification for unmarked Internet cables from hippy who finally got a job The other day, minding my own business, and getting lots of unwanted help doing

RT (2020-12-23). Longest dive on a single breath: Danish sensation swims 202 METERS under water to set new world record (VIDEO). rt.com Danish diver Stig Severinsen, 47, has set a new world record by covering a distance of 202 meters (663ft) under water on a single breath. | The four-time world freediving champion is the first man to pass the 200m mark, beating the previous achievement of 177m which was recorded in 2016. | The mind-blowing dive took place in Balandra Beach near the city of La Paz in Mexico. | The diver said his incredible feat was aimed at drawing global attention to ecological problems and environmental pollution which has reached a catastrophic level. | "The place where the dive took place in Mexico, belongs to one of the…