Daily Archives: April 16, 2021

2021-04-16: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-16). The US's Biggest County Jails Are Sites of Extreme Environmental Injustice. truthout.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles' most stark social and environmental inequalities converge. It's the location of L.A.'s Men's Central Jail, the largest facility in the most populated county jail system in the country. On any given day, about 5,000 people are incarcerated there. | A block south from the jail is the 101…

teleSUR (2021-04-15). Bolivia to Trial Rural Development Minister for Corruption. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Interior Minister Eduardo del Castillo confirmed the arrest of former Rural Development Minister Edwin Characayo over corruption charges. | RELATED: | Characayo was caught red-handed after receiving a US$20,000 bribe to benefit land acquisition in the El Prado territory located in the department of La Paz. | "Our government will not cover up corruption from whomever it comes. Characayo was apprehended and will…

Román Munguía Huato (2021-04-15). México — Ricos y pobres en la "milagrosa" Cuarta Transformación. globalizacion.ca En pleno Viernes Santo Andrés Manuel López Obrador, acorde a sus creencias religiosas, aprovechó oportunistamente mencionar la preferencia de Jesús por los pobres y la paz. | Dictó su Evangelio (que significa buenas nuevas) diciendo en cuenta de Twitter: "La vida…

Mark H. Gaffney (2021-04-15). Does Biden Want to Provoke Russia into A Rash Military Action, "Leading" the World to the Brink of Nuclear War? globalresearch.ca Scarcely three months into his presidency, Joe Biden is "leading" the …

Jessica Corbett (2021-04-15). 'Major Step Forward' as New Mexico Legalizes Recreational Marijuana. zcomm.org "By ensuring equity and social justice in our cannabis legalization, we are saying 'enough' to the devastating 'war on drugs' that over-incarcerated and over-penalized thousands of New Mexicans."

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