2021-04-25: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-25). Venezuela's Arreaza Meets President Luis Arce in Bolivia. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, and President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, held a meeting this Friday, April 23 in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, in order to strengthen the alliance of friendship and cooperation between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Plurinational State of Bolivia. | The meeting held in the evening hours of Friday was scheduled within the framework of the ceremony "Reunion with Mother Earth," being celebrated in Bolivia since April 22. Through the event, high-level authorities have tried to raise global awareness about the current environmental crisis and to create…

Staff (2021-04-25). Abuse and Lack of Transparency Fuel Vaccine Mistrust in ICE Jails. truthout.org David John has been on hunger strike for over a month. A longtime New York resident who has been incarcerated for two years while fighting deportation at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center, John contracted COVID-19 twice during outbreaks at the immigration jail, where 63 percent of the population

Elsa Claro (2021-04-25). Estados Unidos: El gallo y los tejados de vidrio. globalizacion.ca Cada vez que Estados Unidos acusa a otros países de espiarlo, oculta o justifica su extensa red en todo el mundo dedicada a conocer movimientos, situaciones de orden militar y operativos desestabilizantes focalizados en países y áreas completas. | En referencia…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-24). Around the World in 8 Minutes: Global outcry for patent waiver on COVID vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take you to Geneva where the member states of the World Trade Organization met to discuss a proposal to waive certain intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccine production during the pandemic. We also look at Bolivia where dozens of intellectuals, experts and political leaders from across the world participated in the "Re-encounter with Pachamama" on April 22, Earth Day.

Staff (2021-04-24). Prioritizing Incarcerated People for Vaccine Quickly Reduced COVID in IL Prisons. truthout.org "One thing about prison, you don't want to get sick in here," says James Trent, who is incarcerated in Western Illinois Correctional Center. When the chance came to get the vaccine for COVID-19, most people inside got the shot "because this is very serious," he told Truthout over the phone. | Illinois is ahead of most states in vaccinating people who are incarcerated, thus far vaccinating 69 percent of the nearly 28,000 people in its prisons. The decision to prioritize providing the vacci…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-24). Bolivia ratifies its commitment to protecting the rights of Mother Earth and the environment. peoplesdispatch.org On the International Mother Earth Day, Bolivian President Luis Arce announced the reactivation of the Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth to promote climate change adaptation and mitigation programs as well as the generation of clean energies through photovoltaic, wind and renewable diesel projects, among other measures…

Fabián Capecchi (2021-04-24). Thrive Act: un movimiento imparable que redefinirá el futuro. peoplesworld.org Hay una frase popular que dice que cuando el río suena, es porque piedras trae. Y es exactamente lo que viene ocurriendo con el llamado movimiento Thrive, que busca fortalecer un poderoso músculo humano a fin de apoyar y presionar al gobierno de Biden para que sea aprobado un gran proyecto de infraestructura que logre …

Michael J. Moore (2021-04-24). In Restricting Outside Contact, Prisons Undercut Their Mission to Rehabilitate. progressive.org As someone who is incarcerated, I know how hard prison systems make it to communicate with friends, family, and the rest of the free world.

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