2020-01-22: Social Media Postees

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Mexico Begins Flying, Busing Migrants Back to Honduras
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-22
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico

Migrant caravan shrinks at Guatemala-Mexico border amid deportations
rt.com | 2020-01-22
The number of migrants stuck at the Guatemala-Mexico border continues to dwindle as detentions chip away at what remains of the latest caravan, AP reports. | The first buses of migrants left Tecun Uman, Guatemala overnight to repatriate migrants to their countries. On Tuesday, Mexico began flying and busing hundreds of migrants who had crossed into the country back to Honduras. | Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador recognized the success of his government's strategy on Wednesday, noting that many of the migrants had begun to voluntarily return to their countries. | US Department of Homeland Security…
rt.com/newsline/478914-migrant-caravan-guatemala-mexico/

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2020-01-21
Some 6,000 Home Depot workers in Mexico were put on strike alert to press for pay and benefits demands, while the United Steelworkers has continued its isolation of 3,200 forestry workers in the Canadian province of British Columbia who have been on strike since July 2019.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/21/wrkr-j21.html

Mexico Guarantees Entry Conditions For The Migrant Caravan
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-20
The National Institute of Migration of Mexico (INM), announced this Monday that authorities will guarantee the entrance of Central American migrants to their country, obeying Mexican laws regarding the treatment of migrants. | RELATED: | Migrant Caravan Gathers on Guatemala Border To Enter Mexico | The INM explained…
telesurenglish.net/news/mexico-guarantees-conditions-of-entry-for-the-migrant-caravan-20200120-0010.html

Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-20
Congress passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) almost unanimously. It contains improvements over the original NAFTA, but still puts corporate interests over those of ordinary citizens, says Jacobin's Nicole Aschoff.
therealnews.com/stories/bipartisan_umca_fatally_flawed

The Humanitarian and Environmental Disaster of Trump's Border Wall
William deBuys | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-20
A new Wild West has taken root not far from Tombstone, Arizona, known to many for its faux-historical reenactments of the old West. We're talking about a long, skinny territory

Honduras Officially Designates Hezbollah a Terrorist Entity
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-20
The Honduran government has formally declared Lebanon's Hezbollah organization a "terrorist organization", as they attempt to mirror the U.S. government's foreign policy. | RELATED: | Honduran Migrant Caravan Repressed On Guatemala Border Crossing | "We declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization and will include it in the registry of persons and institutions linked to acts of terrorism and its financing," said Luis Suazo, Honduras' deputy security minister. | Hezbollah, which…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-Officially-Designates-Hezbollah-a-Terrorist-Entity–20200120-0003.html

Venezuela Strengthens Cuba, China, Iran Ties Despite Guatemala Rupture
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-20
Cuba and Venezuela have reportedly signed more than 1,400 agreements since 2000.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14769

Venezuela Strengthens Cuba, China and Iran Ties Following Guatemala Row
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-20
Cuba and Venezuela have reportedly signed more than 1,400 agreements since 2000.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14769

Migrant Caravan Gathers on Guatemala Border To Enter Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
Thousands of Central Americans gathered Sunday at the border between Guatemala and Mexico, with the aim of crossing into Mexican territory on Monday. | RELATED: | Mexico's President Assures Continuation of Social Programs | The migrants gathered at the Tecun Uman camp in Guatemala have decided to regroup after small groups managed to cross the border into Ciudad Hidalgo in Mexico on Saturday. | According to Guatemala's National Institute of Migration, it is estimated that 821 Hondur…
telesurenglish.net/news/migrant-caravan-gathers-on-guatemala-border-to-enter-mexico-20200119-0015.html

Mexico's President Assures Continuation of Social Programs
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that his administration will continue to guarantee social programs that seek to improve the lives of all Mexicans. | RELATED: | Mexico Halts Migrant Caravan by Closing Border With Guatemala | During the inauguration of a new concrete road in the Mixe region in the state of Oaxaca, AMLO assure…
telesurenglish.net/news/amlo-assures-the-continuation-of-mexican-social-programs-20200119-0013.html

Interpretation Crisis at the Border Leads to Deportation of Mayan-Language Speakers Seeking Refuge
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
As the U.S. continues to use hostile policies to stop people from seeking refuge and asylum in the United States, we look at a key problem that is preventing migrants from getting due process, and in many cases getting them deported: inadequate interpretation for indigenous asylum seekers who speak Mayan languages. Guatemala has a population of 15 million people, and at least 40% of them are indigenous. In the past year, a quarter of a million Guatemalan migrants have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. At least half of them are Mayan. Many speak little or no Spanish. This is the focus of a new report in…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/a_translation_crisis_at_the_border

4 Years Seeking Justice: Daughter of Slain Indigenous Environmental Leader Berta Cáceres Speaks Out
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
In Honduras, a new report by the Violence Observatory at the Honduran National Autonomous University says that at least 15 women have been murdered in the first 14 days of this year. Violence against women, LGBTQ people, indigenous leaders and environmental activists has skyrocketed in Honduras under the U.S.-backed government of President Juan Orlando Hernández. The report comes nearly four years after the Honduran indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead inside her home in La Esperanza, Honduras, by hired hitmen. Last month in the capital of Tegucigalpa, seven men were sentenced to up to 50…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/berta_caceres_laura_caceres_interview

2020-01-22: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-22). Mexico Begins Flying, Busing Migrants Back to Honduras. truthdig.com CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and continued north. | The latest migrant caravan provided a public platform for Mexico to show the U.S. government and migrants thinking of making the trip that it has refined its strategy and produced its desired result: This caravan will not advance past its southern border. | What remained unclear was the treat…

RT (2020-01-22). Migrant caravan shrinks at Guatemala-Mexico border amid deportations. rt.com The number of migrants stuck at the Guatemala-Mexico border continues to dwindle as detentions chip away at what remains of the latest caravan, AP reports. | The first buses of migrants left Tecun Uman, Guatemala overnight to repatriate migrants to their countries. On Tuesday, Mexico began flying and busing hundreds of migrants who had crossed into the country back to Honduras. | Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador recognized the success of his government's strategy on Wednesday, noting that many of the migrants had begun to voluntarily return to their countries. | US Department of Homeland Security…

Staff (2020-01-22). Headlines for January 22, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Approves Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial, Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation, Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas, Airstrikes in Syria Kill 40 People, Including Children, in Idlib, Protesters Denounce Lebanon's Newly Formed Government, U.S. Deports Honduran Children Seeking Asylum to Guatemala Despite Being Ill, Hillary Clinton Slams Bernie Sanders in New Documentary But Says She Will Support Democratic Nominee, Architect of CIA's Torture Program Testifies in War Court at Guantánamo Bay, The Guardian: Bezos's Cellphone Was Allegedly Hacked by Saudi…

WSWS (2020-01-21). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Some 6,000 Home Depot workers in Mexico were put on strike alert to press for pay and benefits demands, while the United Steelworkers has continued its isolation of 3,200 forestry workers in the Canadian province of British Columbia who have been on strike since July 2019.

Staff (2020-01-20). Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed. therealnews.com Congress passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) almost unanimously. It contains improvements over the original NAFTA, but still puts corporate interests over those of ordinary citizens, says Jacobin's Nicole Aschoff.

Paul Dobson (2020-01-20). Venezuela Strengthens Cuba, China and Iran Ties Following Guatemala Row. venezuelanalysis.com Cuba and Venezuela have reportedly signed more than 1,400 agreements since 2000.

Paul Dobson (2020-01-20). Venezuela Strengthens Cuba, China, Iran Ties Despite Guatemala Rupture. venezuelanalysis.com Cuba and Venezuela have reportedly signed more than 1,400 agreements since 2000.

William deBuys (2020-01-20). The Humanitarian and Environmental Disaster of Trump's Border Wall. counterpunch.org A new Wild West has taken root not far from Tombstone, Arizona, known to many for its faux-historical reenactments of the old West. We're talking about a long, skinny territory — a geographic gerrymander — that stretches east across New Mexico and down the Texan Rio Grande to the Gulf of Mexico. It also runs

teleSUR (2020-01-20). Mexico Guarantees Entry Conditions For The Migrant Caravan. telesurenglish.net The INM explained…

teleSUR (2020-01-20). Honduras Officially Designates Hezbollah a Terrorist Entity. telesurenglish.net The Honduran government has formally declared Lebanon's Hezbollah organization a "terrorist organization", as they attempt to mirror the U.S. government's foreign policy. | RELATED: | "We declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization and will include it in the registry of persons and institutions linked to acts of terrorism and its financing," said Luis Suazo, Honduras' deputy security minister. | Hezbollah, which…

teleSUR (2020-01-19). Migrant Caravan Gathers on Guatemala Border To Enter Mexico. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Central Americans gathered Sunday at the border between Guatemala and Mexico, with the aim of crossing into Mexican territory on Monday. | RELATED: | The migrants gathered at the Tecun Uman camp in Guatemala have decided to regroup after small groups managed to cross the border into Ciudad Hidalgo in Mexico on Saturday. | According to Guatemala's National Institute of Migration, it is estimated that 821 Hondur…

teleSUR (2020-01-19). Mexico's President Assures Continuation of Social Programs. telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that his administration will continue to guarantee social programs that seek to improve the lives of all Mexicans. | During the inauguration of a new concrete road in the Mixe region in the state of Oaxaca, AMLO assure…

Staff (2020-01-17). Interpretation Crisis at the Border Leads to Deportation of Mayan-Language Speakers Seeking Refuge. democracynow.org As the U.S. continues to use hostile policies to stop people from seeking refuge and asylum in the United States, we look at a key problem that is preventing migrants from getting due process, and in many cases getting them deported: inadequate interpretation for indigenous asylum seekers who speak Mayan languages. Guatemala has a population of 15 million people, and at least 40% of them are indigenous. In the past year, a quarter of a million Guatemalan migrants have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. At least half of them are Mayan. Many speak little or no Spanish. This is the focus of a new report in…

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

Staff (2020-01-17). 4 Years Seeking Justice: Daughter of Slain Indigenous Environmental Leader Berta Cáceres Speaks Out. democracynow.org In Honduras, a new report by the Violence Observatory at the Honduran National Autonomous University says that at least 15 women have been murdered in the first 14 days of this year. Violence against women, LGBTQ people, indigenous leaders and environmental activists has skyrocketed in Honduras under the U.S.-backed government of President Juan Orlando Hernández. The report comes nearly four years after the Honduran indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead inside her home in La Esperanza, Honduras, by hired hitmen. Last month in the capital of Tegucigalpa, seven men were sentenced to up to 50…

Staff (2020-01-16). Headlines for January 16, 2020. democracynow.org House Lawmakers Deliver Articles of Impeachment to Senate, Ex-Giuliani Associate Says Trump Knew of Ukraine Pressure Campaign, U.S. Troops Resume Iraq Operations Despite Parliament's Expulsion Order, Afghan Reconstruction Watchdog Tells Congress of U.S. "Mendacity" and "Lies", Trump Signs "Phase 1" Agreement with China, Easing Trade War, Russian Government Resigns as Vladimir Putin Seeks to Retain Power Beyond 2024, At Least 21 Killed in Idlib Amid Syrian, Russian Airstrikes, Court Blocks Trump Order Allowing Local Leaders to Refuse Refugees, ACLU Sues to End Trump's Policy of Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala,…

Staff (2020-01-15). In First All-White Democratic Debate, CNN Didn't Ask a Single Question About Immigration. democracynow.org As the federal government plans to divert an additional $7.2 billion from the military budget for the construction of President Trump's promised border wall, and tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Central America, the Caribbean and other regions are stranded throughout the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN moderators failed to question Democratic presidential candidates on border and immigration issues. We speak to Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the Latinx political podcast "In the Thick" and founder of Latino Rebels. "Anyone who thinks that a wall is going to protect us, the statistics aren't there. … But that i…

Staff (2020-01-15). A Modest Improvement or a Deal to Be Rejected? Warren & Sanders Debate New NAFTA Rewrite. democracynow.org Progressive Democratic presidential candidates Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over their trade policy disagreements as they zeroed in on the U.S., Mexico and Canada trade agreement that is meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Sanders said the government can do much better. "The heart and soul of our disastrous trade agreements — and I'm the guy who voted against NAFTA and against permanent normal trade relations with China — is that we have forced American workers to compete against people in Mexico, in China, elsewhere, who earn starva…

Staff (2020-01-15). Headlines for January 15, 2020. democracynow.org House to Vote to Send Impeachment Articles to Senate, WaPo: Threatening Text Messages Show Yovanovitch Was Under Surveillance, War Powers Resolution Limiting Trump on Iran Could Pass Senate | , Six Democratic Candidates Took Stage in Des Moines, Iowa, 5,000 Puerto Ricans Still Homeless After 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake, HRW Blasts China for Human Rights Violations Against Uyghurs & Protesters | , 15 Women Murdered in Honduras in First 2 Weeks of This Year, American Citizen Moustafa Kassem Dies in Egyptian Prison After Hunger Strike, Seattle Bans Foreign-Influenced Companies from Political Spending, "Jeopardy!" Apolo…

Staff (2020-01-14). Central American Caravan for the Disappeared Seeks to Reunite Families. therealnews.com A caravan of Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans, heads north towards Mexico looking for lost and disappeared loved ones.

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-15). 128 Reuters articles on Bolivia since October 20, 2019 election with no mention of expert criticism of OAS audit UPDATED. zcomm.org Bolivia ¥s foreign minister says Mexico appeal to International Court 'a mistake' Bolivia's YPFB strikes transition deal with Petrobras to extend natural gas exports Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais Mexico says Spanish diplomats' cars blocked by Bolivia at La Paz embassy Mexico appeals to international court as diplomatic