July 28, 2021

Why delivery workers across the planet are rising up against exploitation

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Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing. By Taroa Zúñiga Silva / Globetrotter On February 22, 2019, at 6 p.m., a car crashed into Servio Hernández’s motorcycle. Hernández, a Venezuelan migrant in Chile, was […]

Leonardo Flores: How Venezuela is rebuilding its industrial base, one volunteer at a time

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An organization of 2,270 volunteer workers is helping Venezuela boost its industrial capacity, devastated by years of U.S. economic sanctions. By Leonardo Flores / Globetrotter “We don’t just repair machines; we repair consciences,” says Sergio Requena of the Productive Workers Army (EPO by its Spanish-language initials) in Venezuela. The EPO is a group of 2,270 […]

Migrant women are holding society together during this pandemic

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By Taroa Zuñiga Silva / Globetrotter The past year has seen several lockdowns as a result of the pandemic, which have had a deep impact on education, employment and the way we work globally. These factors have had an especially stark effect on women. For more than 168 million children worldwide, schools have been closed […]

Venezuela’s borderlands have been assaulted by COVID-19

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By Vijay Prashad, Eduardo Viloria Daboín, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC / Independent Media Institute Sixty percent of Venezuela’s COVID-19 cases are in its border states of Apure, Bolívar, Táchira, and Zulia. Roughly 70,000 Venezuelans who had moved to nearby countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (largely in response to crippling U.S. sanctions) have returned in the […]

Defeat of a Dirty Military Incursion into Venezuela on a Sunday Morning

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By Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC / Independent Media Institute In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on the Venezuelan coastline at La Guaira. This was clearly a […]

Colombia’s Government acts like a doormat for the United States—and its people aren’t going along with it

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By Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC From Independent Media Institute Last year, on November 21, the Colombian people took to the streets in massive numbers to reject the policies of the government led by President Iván Duque. In particular, the people called on the government to withdraw two policies. First, the people wanted […]

Stay in the Loop for the Week ending 22 November, 2019

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From CARICOM Secretariat STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Michelle Nurse, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community.Highlights:46:27 – CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors Meeting in Georgetown01:26:03 – COTED reviews important trade matters04:34:05 – Health and trade ministers discuss actions to slow NDCs onslaught07:05:21 – […]

EU hosts Venezuela migrant talks as region struggles to cope

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By Lorne Cook from Caribbean Life BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of representatives from governments, international agencies and charity groups gathered in Brussels Monday for a “solidarity conference” to drum up support for millions of Venezuelans who have fled the political crisis and to help neighboring countries that are taking them in. The South American nation […]

New convention will address poor intra-regional mobility

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By Stig Arne Skjerven and Helge Schwitters From University World News During the International Conference of States in July in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Latin American and the Caribbean region adopted a new convention on the recognition of studies, diplomas and degrees in higher education. Similar to the Tokyo, Addis and Lisbonrecognition conventions, this is called the Buenos Aires recognition convention and it […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: How long will Venezuela remain a pawn in the Game of Global Chess?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Tribune 242 By SIR RONALD SANDERS MICHELLE Bachelet is a torture survivor. She was arrested in 1975 by the late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s political police and detained in the notorious Villa Grimaldi torture centre. So, she knows much about the suffering of people. She is also an astute politician with […]