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Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border, cuts aid to Central America By Patrick Martin 1 April 2019 President Donald Trump has escalated his persecution of immigrants and refugees, ordering the cutoff of all US aid to the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador because the right-wing US-backed regimes in all three countries […]

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Trump Seeks to Cut Foreign Aid to 3 Central American Nations

March 31, 2019           |                                       

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the southern border. The State Department notified Congress that it would look to suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to the […]

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U.S. Attorney General: Redacted Mueller Report To Be Released By Mid-April

March 29, 2019           |                                       

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is to be released by mid-April, Attorney General Bill Barr said on March 29. Barr, in a letter to the chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees, said he was in the process of redacting sensitive material from […]

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Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept, 3/10/19) exposes the media’s role in parroting the U.S. government’s pro-war propaganda against Venezuela. Readers will likely know by now, that the late February story, complete with vivid video footage, about the forces of elected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro burning trucks that were trying to bring the besieged country food and […]

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Multiple Deaths in Shootings at 2 New Zealand Mosques

March 15, 2019           |                                       

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days” and […]

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EU Official Says ‘No-Deal’ Vote Won’t Halt Brexit

March 13, 2019           |                                       

STRASBOURG, France — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The European Commission is warning Britain’s Parliament that voting against Brexit happening without a withdrawal deal in place isn’t enough and lawmakers must approve the deal, too. An official from the EU’s executive branch noted Wednesday that the bloc already reached a divorce […]

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Top-Tier College Pay-to-Play Bust Nets Coaches, Actresses

March 12, 2019           |                                       

BOSTON—Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with at least 40 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, prosecutors said. “These parents are a catalog of […]

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A poem by the late Salvadoran radical Roque Dalton helps to clarify what is going on in Venezuela, writes Vijay Prashad. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research As the United States and its allies put pressure on Venezuela, a poem by the Salvadoran radical Roque Dalton (1935-1975) clarifies the structure of politics in […]

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A Maduro Critic in Venezuela Slams US Plan to Push Regime Change

February 22, 2019           |                                       

Don’t Raid Military Funds for a Wall. Raid Them for Health Care. Koch Network Pushes Deceitful Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools Is the Tide Turning on President Trump’s War on Science? Thanks to GOP Tax Scam, Big Banks Made Extra $28 Billion Last Year A Maduro Critic in Venezuela Slams US Plan to Push Regime Change […]

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Kazakh Government Resigns After Nazarbaev Says They Must Go

February 21, 2019           |                                       

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has accepted the resignation of his government, according to a statement posted on his presidential website on February 21. The announcement comes less than an hour after Nazarbaev on February 21 said that the government should resign over what he described as a failure over domestic economic issues. He said those […]

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Russian Anticorruption Activist Beaten To Death Outside Moscow

February 13, 2019           |                                       

A Russian anticorruption activist has died after being attacked by masked assailants wielding bats, colleagues and law enforcement authorities say. A man was severely beaten late in the evening on February 11 in the village of Vingradovo and died in the hospital hours later, the Investigative Committee said. A colleague identified the victim as Dmitry […]

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“I didn’t understand that humanitarian aid was criminal,” said Zaachila Orozco. In total, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands have seen more than 7,000 fatalities (a conservative estimate) since 1994. TUCSON, ARIZ.—In a crowded courtroom January 15, defense lawyer Chris Dupont asked Michael West, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in […]

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Another Nuclear Deal With U.S. In Trouble, Russian Minister Says

February 7, 2019           |                                       

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear treaty could soon expire without renewal following Washington’s withdrawal from a Cold War-era arms-control pact, a senior Russian diplomat has said. Talks to renew the 2011 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) agreement on nuclear-missile reduction must begin this year, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the TASS news agency […]

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