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Venezuelan Legislature Installs Essequibo Defense Commission

The Venezuelan National Assembly installed this Monday the Special Commission for the Defense of Essequibo Guyana and Territorial Sovereignty, Deputy Hermann Escarrá, announced in a press conference. Escarrrá indicated that “Venezuela is not willing to lose one more millimeter of its territory, that is not going to happen. All our efforts are directed so that…

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U.S. Senate Confirms Yellen as First Female Treasury Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to approve President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to be the next U.S. treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job. Yellen, a 74-year-old economist, will also be the first person to have served as treasury secretary, chair of the Council…

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    Italy: Prime Minister to Resign Tuesday, Government Announces

    "The Council of Ministers is convened for tomorrow morning at 9 AM, during which the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, will communicate to the ministers his will to go to the (Presidential Palace) and hand in his resignation," the statement read. It added that he would then see President Sergio Mattarella. A calculated move, the resignation may…

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      100 Mln COVID-19 Cases Worldwide Expected This Week: WHO Chief

      The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "A year ago today, fewer than 1,500 cases of COVID-19 had been reported to WHO, including just 23 cases outside China. This week, we expect to reach 100…

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        Dominion Sues Giuliani Over “Big Lie” Involving Venezuela

        The U.S. technology company Dominion Voting System issued a lawsuit for defamation on Monday against Donald Trump's former lawyer. RELATED: Trump’s Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Hospitalized Due To COVID-19 The company demands over $1.3 billion in damages after Guiliani spread the so-called Big Lie that Dominion was owned by Venezuelan authorities and claimed that the company…

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          Piedad Cordoba Apologizes For Duque’s Attitude Towards Cuba

          teleSUR English reproduces and translates in full a letter sent on January 20 by former Colombian senator and human rights defender, Piedad Córdoba, to the government and peoples of Cuba on behalf of the majority of the Colombian people.   Bogotá, January 20, 2021 Your Excellencies MIGUEL DÍAZ-CANEL BERMÚDEZ President Republic of Cuba BRUNO RODRÍGUEZ PARRILLA…

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            Biden Restores Transgender People’s Right To Serve in US Army

            U.S. President Joe Biden repealed on Monday a transgender ban imposed by Donald Trump to prevent transgender individuals from serving in the military. RELATED: President Biden to Implement COVID-19 Travel Restrictions "It shall be the policy of the United States to ensure that all transgender individuals who wish to serve in the United States military…

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                US Police Killed at 135 Unarmed Black People Since 2015

                The National Public Radio (NPR) published a report showing that at least 135 unarmed Black men have been killed by U.S. police since 2015. RELATED: US: People Call for Racial Justice On 100th Day of Protest The investigation also recalled that 75 percent of the police officers involved in the shooting deaths of unarmed black…

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                  US Senate Receives Impeachment Request Against Trump

                  Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday submitted to the Senate the impeachment request against former President Donald Trump, who is accused of inciting the Capitol assault on January 6. RELATED: Democratic Lawmakers Call for Trump Impeachment According to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Trump's second impeachment trial will start during the week of February…

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                    Colombia: FARC Party Changes Its Name To Avoid Stigmatization

                    Colombia's Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) on Sunday decided to change its name to "Common Party" (Partido Comunes) to fight the political stigma caused by years of armed conflict.  RELATED:  Massacres Climb To 6 in Colombia So Far This Year FARC Party President Rodrigo Londoño made the announcement, noting that the party's logo symbolized by…

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                      Libya: The Two Forces in Conflict Agree To Unify Institutions

                      The Arab League (AL) welcomed on Sunday the understandings reached by the two parties of the conflict in Libya on unifying national institutions and sovereign positions. RELATED: The UN to Accelerate Political and Military Dialogue in Libya Two delegations from the High Council of State of Libya and the Libyan House of Representatives concluded on…

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                        The US in Battle Against COVID-19 With Infections Top 25 Mln

                        Johns Hopkins University reported that the number of U.S. COVID-19 cases rose to 25.1 million with over 491,000 deaths as of Sunday evening. RELATED: Biden Orders Expansion of Food Stamps, Raises Federal Pay During his first week in office, President Joe Biden issued a detailed new anti-pandemic strategy, pledged to boost testing, vaccinations, supplies, and…

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                        Falklands’ majestic King penguins at Volunteer Point

                        Monday, January 25th 2021 - 09:40 UTC Volunteer Point is a nature reserve of around 10,000 acres. Photo: Derek Pettersson While one adult is at sea feeding the other has to stay with the egg or chick until the partner returns. Photo: Derek Pettersson STANLEY, Falkland Islands – The Falkland Islands have become a paradise…

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                        Mobilizations across Brazil calling for Bolsonaro’s removal

                        Brasilia, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Political parties, trade union and social movements, and the Brasil Popular and Povo Sem Medo fronts are staging today 87 mobilizations across the country to demand the removal of the president, Jair Bolsonaro, for his irresponsible dealing with Covid-19. In addition to the impeachment against the former soldier, the mobilizations…

                        Case of the South African SARS-CoV-2 Strain Detected in Cuba

                        Based on the border protocols for the pandemic’s surveillance and control, the variant was detected in an asymptomatic traveler, the scientist confirmed. Guzmán specified that the patient and his contacts were isolated and showed no symptoms of the infectious disease. RELATED: Cuba Reports Record Number of COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours According to Guzman, it…

                        Ecuadoreans Denounce Impediment to Voting From Caracas

                        Leading up to the elections this upcoming February 7 in Ecuador, Ecuadorean migrants have denounced a delay in installing polling stations. In Caracas, the Ecuadorean community delivered this Friday a letter of protest to the consular authorities of the Government of Lenín Moreno for what they consider impediments to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming presidential…

                        Mexico Outlooks Good Economic Ties with Biden’s Administration

                        Mexico’s Employers’ Confederation (COPARMEX) President Jose Medina assured that the arrival of a new U.S. presidential administration opens the way to a “promising” scenario in economic ties between both countries if the right decisions are made. RELATED:  Mexico Hails Biden’s Order to Halt Construction of Border Wall He commented that actions should be targeted on…

                        Andres Arauz Favorite to Become Ecuador’s Next President

                        Ecuador’s Comunicaliza polling company Friday released the results of a survey showing that the Leftist candidate Andres Arauz is the favorite to win the upcoming February 7 election. RELATED: Ecuador: Arauz Denounces “Coup Against Democracy” in Progress According to the poll, 49.4 percent of Ecuadorian voters have already decided their intention to vote. Twenty-three percent…

                        ‘Unity To Overcome the Crisis’, Bolivia’s President Demands

                        Bolivia’s President Luis Arce on Friday called on the population to remain united to overcome the multiple crises facing their country. RELATED: Bolivia Will Acquire 5.2 Million Doses of the Sputnik V Vaccine “Bolivian families are going through very difficult times because of the pandemic and the economic crisis. We are working tirelessly to overcome…

                        Paraguay’s Govt. Admits Guaido Offered to Reduce PDVSA Debt

                        Paraguay’s government on Thursday confirmed Venezuela’s opposition politician Juan Guaido approved to cancel the Paraguayan debt to the state-owned Venezuelan oil company (PDVSA). RELATED: Venezuela Convicts Six CITGO Former Executives of Corruption Cabinet Chief Juan Villamayor assured Guaido intended to halve the US$273 million Paraguayan debt accumulated since 2009 and also remove 100 percent of…

                        Socialist Party leader criticizes Spanish president’s position

                        Caracas, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Diosdado Cabello, first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), questioned Pedro Sanchez, president of the Spanish Government, for his criticism of Venezuela, while he shelters fugitive Leopoldo Lopez. ‘You meddle with Venezuela, Pedro Sanchez, when the monster is in your country, you are protecting a murderer…

                        Brazil’s Lula Thanks Venezuela for Sending Oxygen to Manaus

                        Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday thanked the Venezuelan government for sending medical oxygen to Manaus, an Amazonian city that is severely hit by the COVID-19 second wave. RELATED: Venezuelan Donated Oxygen Arrives in Manaus, Brazil “I want to thank President Nicolas Maduro for his political greatness in the face of…

                        Vaccination of Politicians Sparks Outrage in Spain

                        Although Spanish politicians and high-ranking officials are not part of the groups with a preference to receive COVID-19 vaccines, some of them have been vaccinated by dodging the order of precedence. This discovery has sparked a growing controversy in Spain about the ethics of its leaders. RELATED: Spain Reports Weekend Record of 84,287 New Coronavirus Cases “In…

                        Children in Caravan Were Injured and Traumatized, UNICEF Warns

                        The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Thursday warned that most of the Honduran children who were in the caravan that left for Guatemala last week returned to their country injured, extremely tired, or with psychological trauma.  RELATED: Honduras: 2nd Migrant Caravan of 2021 Heads to US-Mexico Border Until January 20, about 3,854 adults and 108 children from…

                        Russia Welcomes Biden’s Readiness To Extend Nuclear Treaty

                        Russia welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s intention to extend for five years the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which expires on Feb. 5 and is the only nuclear disarmament agreement still in force between the two countries. RELATED: Russia: Putin Voices Confidence in Overcoming 2020 Challenges “Undoubtedly, we can only welcome the political will to…

                        Violence Threatens Peace in Colombia, United Nations Warns

                        United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNMC) head Carlos Ruiz on Thursday pointed out that violence against former combatants, social leaders, and human rights defenders is “the most serious threat to peace” in this South American country.  RELATED:  Colombia: Two Missing Citizens Were Found Death Speaking before the UN Security Council (UNSC), he reported that 252 ex-combatants and…

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