2021-04-03: News Headlines

orinocotribune (2021-04-03). La Victoria and El Ripial Calm and Under Military Protection (Apure State). orinocotribune.com The commander of the Strategic Integral Defense Region (REDI) Los Llanos, General Alejandro Guevara Hernández, reported that the people of El Ripial, La Victoria and other areas of the Apure state are "calm and under the protection of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB)." | He also informed that the inhabitants of these communities are receiving food, medicine and other necessary items from the social programs of the Venezuelan government. In addition, electrical services and water supply in the regions have already been restored. | La FANB continua desplegada garantizando la paz, la tranquilidad y en cons…

teleSUR (2021-04-03). Bolivia Thanks Public Letter Rejecting Foreign Interference. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce welcomed a public letter from several Latin-American politicians who rejected the interference performed by the U.S. and the Organization of American States (OAS) on his country's domestic affairs. | RELATED: ' | The letter was signed by 12 former presidents, eight former foreign ministers, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and 20 other personalities. | Among the signatory were Brazil's former P…

Bill Quigley (2021-04-03). Peoples Coalition Helps Elect New Orleans Progressive Prosecutor. zcomm.org "Our mission is to create a District Attorney's office that is ethical, equitable, compassionate, and accountable to all of its constituents so that we may end the era of mass incarceration in New Orleans."

Fight Back (2021-04-03). On César Chávez Day, Chicanos fight back against LAPD. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following speech delivered by Luis Sifuentes, of Centro CSO, at the March 30 "The People Speak" event. | The LAPD recently shot six people in seven days. We also saw them unleash their violence last week in Echo Park against the unhoused community and allies, then call it a "service to the community." And they're trying to use their violence during last summer's protests to secure more resources and powers, ignoring widespread demands to defund the police. | The LAPD's so-called "oversight" body, the Mayor Garcetti-appointed LA Police Commission, has responded to this im…

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-02). Despite US Dirty Tricks, Bolivia is Finding a Way to Stay Independent. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Mar 30, 2021 | Sentiments in Bolivia for and against the coup d'etat of November 2019 are predictably along class lines. Those from more affluent sections felt that the socialist policies of the government of President Evo Morales (which was in power from 2006 to 2019) were eating into their authority. But these sections could not oust Morales at the ballot box because his policies of redistribution were wildly popular among the mass of the population. Morales won three elections, each of them with a decisive mandate: winning 53.74 percent in 2005, 64.08 percent in 2009, and 61.36 percent…

_____ (2021-04-02). Despite US' Dirty Tricks, Bolivia Is Finding A Way To Stay Independent. popularresistance.org Sentiments in Bolivia for and against the coup d'etat of November 2019 are predictably along class lines. Those from more affluent sections felt that the socialist policies of the government of President Evo Morales (which was in power from 2006 to 2019) were eating into their authority. But these sections could not oust Morales at the ballot box because his policies of redistribution were wildly popular among the mass of the population. Morales won three elections, each of them with a decisive mandate: winning 53.74% in 2005, 64.08% in 2009, and 61.36% in 2014. | Pressure to prevent Morales from running in the e…

Staff (2021-04-02). Did cops retaliate against this activist? therealnews.com As we continue our investigation into overpolicing and mass incarceration in rural America, we return to Pocomoke City on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore to speak with Michelle Lucas. Lucas is a pizza delivery driver, a proud grandmother, and community activist who asserts that she was railroaded into a felony conviction that could result in up to two years in prison. | Tune in every Thursday at 9: 00 p.m. EST for new episodes of the

teleSUR (2021-04-02). Bolivian UN Diplomat Reiterates OAS Role in Bolivian 2019 Coup. telesurenglish.net Bolivian diplomat Diego Pary reiterated that the Organization of American States (OAS) played a fundamental role in the November 2019 coup d'état in his country, local media highlighted on Friday. | RELATED: | Pary, who represents Bolivia at the United Nations, recalled that the biased and partial report of the OAS on alleged irregularities in the vote count during the 2019 elections provided the excuse to break with…

teleSUR (2021-04-02). Bolivia Recovers 512 Stolen COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Interior Minister Carlos del Castillo informed the arrest of people who had stolen 512 COVID-19 vaccines in Guayaramerin city in the Beni department. | RELATED: | On Thursday, hooded people returned the lot at the Los Almendros health center. The boxes were sealed, but it is unknown whether the vaccines were kept at the required temperatures. | Health Minister Jeyson Auza regretted the theft and indicated…

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