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Caracas (FAIR) – The international corporate media have entered crisis mode following the replacement of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as head of the country’s National Assembly. In headline after headline, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro “Takes Over” (NBC, 1/6/20), “Claims Control of” (New York Times, 1/5/20; CNBC, 1/6/20) or “Seizes” (Reuters, 1/5/20; NPR, 1/6/20) parliament, and “Ousts” Guaidó (WallContinue Reading

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Silicon Valley (MPN) – Deleting messages of support for Iran may seem a petty, childish retaliation for opposing the Trump administration, but it has profound ramifications for freedom of access to information. Silicon Valley giant Facebook announced Friday that it would be deleting all positive posts about recently assassinated Iranian general Qassem Soleimani onContinue Reading

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Washington DC (AM) – 2019 could best be described as a year when Donald Trump’s foreign policy unraveled on so many fronts. It became ever more erratic, one-sided, and personalized, changing with the US president’s mood swings. The crisis, as many would call it, has been a long time inContinue Reading

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Caracas (VZA) – Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly (AN) changed the body’s internal regulation to allow deputies to participate remotely. Opposition lawmakers approved “the use of technologies for virtual participation” in a bid to allow deputies outside the country to vote on legislation. Several opposition lawmakers have seen their parliamentary immunity revoked in recent monthsContinue Reading

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La Paz (TSN) – The self-proclaimed president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, said on Saturday that an arrest warrant could be issued for the democratically elected President, Evo Morales, in the coming days. “If he has to come to Bolivia, he knows that he has pending accounts with the courts and that will have to be kept. Surely, in the next fewContinue Reading

Caracas (VZA) – Venezuela’s Bolivarian Militia has grown to 3.3 million men and women, surpassing the target for 2019. The announcement was made during activities held over the weekend for the Day of Loyalty, which commemorates the last public speech given by late President Hugo Chavez in 2012 before he passed away from cancer in 2013.Continue Reading

Mexico City (TSN) – According to the Ministry of Defense of Mexico, 70 percent of the illegal weapons that enter Mexico come from the United States. The Secretary of National Defense of Mexico, Luis Sandoval, reported on Wednesday that the 19,317 firearms that have been seized inside 26 states of theContinue Reading

La Paz (TSN) – The Bolivian Congress Saturday approved the law of “Exceptional and Transitory Regime for the holding of General Elections,” which calls for new general elections in the country. The sessions, both in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, were set up with a regulatory quorum and the debate focused on the electoral exerciseContinue Reading

El Alto (TSN) – Bolivian police and military forces used armored vehicles, helicopters, and tear gas to crack down on protesters blocking access to a major gas plant in the city of El Alto on Tuesday. Helicopters flew above roads around the Senkata gas plant, operated by state-run YPFB, and aContinue Reading

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La Paz (TSN) – Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in theContinue Reading