A New World is Possible: Combatting COVID-19
COVID deaths Deaths per million
Cuba 136 12
Venezuela 909 32
Nicaragua 161 24
US 283,000 852
US daily death rate this week: 2,800
Vijay Prashad, Carlos Ron: Venezuela wins simply by holding an election In the December 6 National Assembly election there are more than 14,000 candidates from 107 political organizations, with 98 of them identified as opposition parties. They contest the 277 seats. A new National Assembly would be able to appoint key officials and would be able to discuss legislation to address the pandemic; it should become a place for healthy dialogue between the government and the opposition, which has been hijacked by Washington and by Guaidó. More than anything else, this National Assembly would provide a legal challenge to governments and banks in Europe and the United States that have frozen at least $6 billion of Venezuelan funds and confiscated assets such as Citgo; they will no longer have Guaidó’s alleged interim government to use as an excuse for their actions.
Bloomberg News: Venezuela Oil Exports Almost Triple Even as U.S. Adds Sanctions Exports of oil surged to more than half a million barrels a day in November, with nearly all of it heading to China, according to shipping reports and data from vessel monitoring compiled by Bloomberg. Crude output, meanwhile, stood at 484,000 barrels a day on Nov. 25. The U.S. recently imposed sanctions on Chinese firm China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation, accusing it of supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to undermine democracy. Nonetheless, hindering oil ties between China and Venezuela is proving trickier because vessels turn off their satellite-signaling devices and paint over their names to hide their identity and avoid detection.
Orinoco Tribune: CITGO Six Sentenced – Venezuelan Oil Executives Convicted of Corruption José Ángel Pereira Ruimwyk, former president of CITGO, as well as Tomeu Vadell Recalde, Jorge Luis Toledo Kohury, Gustavo Adolfo Cárdenas Cardona, José Luis Zambrano Colina, and Alirio José Zambrano Colina, were convicted for embezzlement Pereira Ruimwyk , who served as president of CITGO, was sentenced to thirteen years and seven months in prison and will also have to pay a $2 million fine, equivalent to 40% of the value of the property implicated in the crime. The rest of the convicted will serve eight years and ten months in prison.
Granma: Who’s behind the anti-Cuban show in San Isidro?The latest staging by a small group of mercenaries is very similar to those mounted by other puppets in the service of the U.S. government seeking to destabilize our country and destroy the Revolution. Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, who is identified as the leader of the group, has an extensive record of provocations, trained and supported by Mara Tekach, when she was in the chargé de affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.
Granma:The people are in the streets defending their Revolution “The Cuban people are in the streets; we do not tolerate interference by our enemies. We solve our problems amongst ourselves.” see video and photos:Cuba. Frente a una nueva campaña mediática de desestabilización, el habanero parque Trillo vibró en defensa de la Revolución (videos+fotos)
ResumenLatinoamericano: The Government of Bolivia Has Started to Pay a “Bonus against Hunger”The aid, equivalent to $145 US dollars, will be given to more than 4 million people of Bolivia. This was a campaign promise made by the Movement to Socialism (MAS) candidate.
December 6: How US Unconventional Warfare in Nicaragua Utilizes Human Rights Organizations Camilo Mejia, Nicaraguan/US analyst and writer, former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience; John Perry, long-time writer and Nicaragua resident
December 8: Venezuela Votes in Defiance of US Calls for Election Boycott: The Meaning of the Results with Jesus Rodriguez and William Camacaro. Sponsored by Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Orinoco Tribune, Task Force on the Americas, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York, Frente para la Defensa de los Pueblos Hugo Chavez, Alliance for Global Justice
December 10: Cuba and Fidel Castro’s Contributions the African Peoples speakers include three Cuban ambassadors
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