2018-11-18: News Headlines

teleSUR (2018-11-18). Over 70 Migrants Released After Detention By Mexican Migration. telesurenglish.net Some 74 members of the Central American Exodus, migrant caravan, were released from migration after authorities detained them on Thursday.

teleSUR (2018-11-18). US-Mexico Border: Migrants Stuck Between a Rock And Hard Place. telesurenglish.net

Tehran Times (2018-11-18). On The Verge Of Extinction: Cheetah Killed In Road Accident. iranian.com A female Asiatic cheetah lost her life after being severely wounded in a car crash in Jajarm road in North Khorasan province, the provincial department of environment (DOE) public relations has announced. While walking across the northern margin of Zamen-e Ahoo national park and Miandasht wildlife refuge the young female cheetah has been injured in […]

Fight Back (2018-11-18). New York emergency action for Gaza. fightbacknews.org Brooklyn, NY – Forty activists and community members gathered in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on November 17 in response to the Palestinian protesters killed and wounded in Gaza this past week. The Palestinian protesters were part of the Great Return March, and were met by Israeli Occupation Forces at the border. | To start off the event, the names of seven murdered by Israel were read aloud, followed by a moment of silence. The crowd then chanted and heard from different speakers. | Despite the fact that numerous Palestinians were murdered, continuous protesting has resulted in some setbacks for Israel. Nerdeen Kiswani f…

wsws (2018-11-17). Migrant caravan reaches US border as Latin American governments discuss austerity and repression. wsws.org As the first caravan of mostly Honduran migrants begins to arrive at the US border, local elites met at the Ibero-American Summit, vowing deeper social austerity and militarized repression.

Rebecca Nathanson (2018-11-17). These Activists Blocked Migrant Deportations. Now They Face Life Imprisonment in the U.K. theintercept.com It was mid-afternoon on November 5 by the time Benjamin Smoke took the witness stand in a courthouse in Chelmsford, a small city about 30 miles northeast of London that voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in 2016. Smoke is 27 — a freelance journalist and activist with short, black hair, a selection of silver rings in his ears and nose, and no previous convictions. He wore a gray suit, although most of it was hidden behind the stand where he stood that afternoon, answering questions from his lawyer that aimed to explain, and justify, the actions that had led him to being charged with a t…

wsws (2018-11-17). DSA-backed "progressive Democrats" drop phony opposition to Trump's attacks on immigrants. wsws.org The Democrats "progressive" caucus, including DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is calling for a more "humane" and "effective" American immigration Gestapo.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-16). Headlines for November 16, 2018. democracynow.org Deadly NorCal Wildfire Kills At Least 63; 631 Reported Missing, Wildfire Smoke Creates Hazardous Air Quality in NorCal, DOJ Accidentally Reveals Indictments Against WikiLeaks' Assange, Florida Senate Race Heads to Manual Recount, Democrats Score House Wins in Maine, California, U.S. Sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi Murder, White House Weighing Extradition of Exiled Turkish Cleric, Central American LGBTQ Migrants Face Additional Hurdles on Journey to U.S. Border, North Korea Deports U.S. Citizen as Kim Jong-un Oversees Weapon Test, Bangladesh Delays Plans to Repatriate Rohingya to Burma Amid Uproar, Renowned Ban…

Ben Cowles (2018-11-16). LGBTQ asylum-seekers first from refugee caravan to reach border. peoplesworld.org Several hundred Central American refugees fleeing poverty, violence, and persecution began arriving at the Mexican border with the United States in Tijuana yesterday. Among the first to reach the border town was a small group of around 50 LGBT asylum-seekers, who formed a caravan within the caravan and broke off from the main group. Their …

Paul Street (2018-11-16). Barack von Obamenburg, Herr Donald, and Big Capitalist Hypocrisy: On How Fascism Happens. counterpunch.org Caravan of Lies Never underestimate the disingenuousness of top U.S.-American politicos. They truly have no shame. Notice how little the fascistic president Donald Trump has to say any more about the big bad Central American Caravan that was supposedly menacing the United States with a great criminal "invasion"? The U.S. military "heroes" sent down at More

aclu (2018-11-16). ICE Is Targeting Activists in Vermont. And the State's DMV Has Been Helping Them. aclu.org ICE partnered with the Vermont DMV to target farmworker rights' activists for political repression. | In October 2017, Vermont-based Migrant Justice scored a major victory in the organization's campaign to extend labor protections to undocumented farmworkers in the state. After years of public action and lobbying, they reached an agreement with Ben & Jerry's that established basic labor standards at the farms supplying dairy products to the company. Those standards included one day off a week, a minimum wage of $10 per…

wsws (2018-11-16). Some of the main provisions of the draft EU-UK proposed Brexit deal. wsws.org The 585-page document includes a legal guarantee to ensure the Irish border remains open after Brexit, with the UK remaining in a customs union with the EU until a broader EU-UK trade deal can be finalised.

Nick R. Martin (2018-11-15). Caravan paranoia is tearing the border militia movement apart. splcenter.org They've wound themselves up to believe all kinds of rumors about the migrant caravan that's been making its way north through Mexico.

Reed Richardson (2018-11-15). Who, Us? Corporate Media Ignore Their Role in Trump's Refugee 'Invasion' Panic. fair.org Joshua Holland (The Nation, 10/26/18): "Trump floods the zone with bullshit, they dutifully convey it, and we end up swimming in it." | If the establishment media's coverage in the home stretch of the 2018 midterm elections is any kind of prologue to 2020, be prepared for an avalanche of right-wing xenophobic propaganda during our next presidential election. That's because, once again, the political press dutifully chased Trump's rhetorical tail as Election Day neared, and repeatedly ceded its edit…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-15). Vermont Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Monitoring, Infiltrating & "Hunting Down" Organizers. democracynow.org A major new federal lawsuit claims that immigration agents are targeting undocumented organizers for their activism in Vermont. The suit accuses Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles of carrying out a multiyear campaign of political retaliation against members of the group Migrant Justice. According to the lawsuit, Migrant Justice was infiltrated by an informant, and its members were repeatedly subjected to electronic surveillance. At least 20 active members of Migrant Justice have been arrested and detained by ICE. We speak with Will…

Murtaza Hussain (2018-11-15). Rise of Europe's Far Right Emboldens Serb Extremists and Threatens a Fragile Peace in Bosnia. theintercept.com Two decades after a terrible war, Bosnia is confronted with a new generation of nationalist Serbs who want to change the country's borders.

Madeleine Wattenbarger (2018-11-14). Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes. thenation.com Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-14). Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence. democracynow.org Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump's escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. Trump has warned that that number could swell to 15,000—more than the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and almost triple the number of troops in Iraq. According to some reports, the border deployments could cost $220 million, despite the fact the Pentagon doe…

aclu (2018-11-14). The Outgoing Congress Shouldn't Reward Trump With More Homeland Security Funding. aclu.org The Department of Homeland Security is a moral and fiscal disaster. The lame-duck Congress shouldn't reward it with more taxpayer dollars. | Before Dec. 7, Congress will have to make a decision: Will they reward the department responsible for separating families, jailing immigrants, raiding communities of color, and abusing its power at the border by increasing it budget? Or will they stand up and rein in Trump's detention and deportation force? | The Department of Homeland Security is currently funded by a continuing resolution, a short-term bill that extends its budget from last year. It

Democracy Now! (2018-11-14). Headlines for November 14, 2018. democracynow.org California Wildfires Kill 50 Across State as Blazes Rage On, Police Arrest 51 Activists Demanding Climate Action from Pelosi, Landmark Climate Lawsuit by Young Activists in Legal Limbo, Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit 6,000 Troops at U.S.-Mexico Border, Congressional Progressives Appear to Downplay Plans to Abolish ICE, Congressional Race Results Still Uncertain One Week After Midterms, Georgia: Black Woman State Senator Arrested at Peaceful Voter Protest, Fates of Senior Trump Advisers in Doubt After Clashes with FLOTUS, Trump Lawyers Prepare Answers in Mueller Probe, CNN Sues Trump over Acosta Ban, Chicago: Poli…

Ryan Harvey (2018-11-14). Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'. thenation.com Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'

kathy_f (2018-11-13). Protesters to Qantas: 'Don't profit at the expense of human lives'. greenleft.org.au Thirty refugee supporters protested outside the Melbourne headquarters of Jetstar on November 9, demanding that Qantas (Jetstar's parent company) cease participating in the deportation of asylum seekers. | Tamil Refugee Council member Aran Mylvaganam told the rally that the Australian government has deported hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka. Citing a United Nations report, which showed that torture is "endemic and routine" in Sri Lanka, he said Tamils who are sent back are in grave danger. He called on Qantas not to be complicit, saying: "Don't make a profit at the expense of human lives".

kathy_f (2018-11-13). Call to unite against racism. greenleft.org.au About 300 people rallied against racism in Melbourne on November 10. The rally was organised in response to the continued vilification of Melbourne's African community by politicians and the media. | Praise and Shema, two high school students from the Liberian and Sudanese communities, addressed the rally. They called for an end to media attacks on the African community. | The Islamic Council of Victoria's Adel Salman told the rally that the media needs a code of ethics and to stop promoting hate speech. | Taqi Azra, a Hazara refugee and National Union of Workers organiser, said: "They are trying to divide u…

Nick R. Martin (2018-11-09). Jail time added to sentence for 'patriot' woman who damaged an Arizona mosque. splcenter.org An Arizona woman who has past ties to the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim group Patriot Movement AZ and who damaged a mosque earlier this year could end up spending a month in jail after members of the mosque pressed for a tougher punishment at her sentencing hearing Thursday.

Ari Paul (2018-11-06). Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism. fair.org After the first Shabbat to pass since a right-wing maniac murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there's been a search by the Jewish press for meaning in the terrorism. Tablet, however, took the unusual step of downplaying the factors leading to the massacre, and sought instead to blame the political left. Shortly after the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history was carried out by anti-immigration extremist, Tablet ( 11/3/18) argue…

TeleSUR English (2018-11-06). Venezuela to Ramp-up Security After Three Soldiers Killed. venezuelanalysis.com After three soldiers were killed in an armed attack, Venezuela is deploying troops to its border with Colombia.

Paul Dobson (2018-11-05). Gasoline Shortages Hit Western Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Whilst the government hinted at import problems due to US sanctions, others have cited additional factors, including cross-border smuggling, poor maintenance and increased demand due to the upcoming price hike.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-11-01). Venezuela: Communist Campesino Leaders Assassinated as Land Struggles Continue. venezuelanalysis.com Luis Fajardo and Javier Aldana, from the Communist Party of Venezuela, had been actively involved in land struggles in the western Venezuelan region of Sur del Lago.

Paul Dobson (2018-10-31). Washington Classes Venezuela as 'Threat to Regional Stability' as Colombia Sends 5,000 Troops to Border Region. venezuelanalysis.com The US government also reiterated its intention to work with recently elected ultra rightist Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro on the issue of Venezuela.

Glenn Greenwald (2018-10-30). The Lessons from the Victory of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro. zcomm.org Bolsonaro's victory is highly consequential in its own right: for the 210 million people who live within the borders of the country he and his tyrannical movement now dominate, as well as for the region and the globe…

Paul Dobson (2018-10-24). US VP Pence's Accusations of Venezuelan Financing of Migrant Caravan Disproved. venezuelanalysis.com On-the-ground journalists have classed the accusations as "completely ridiculous" and a lie, showing that the migrants "don't have a dollar to even pay for a bottle of water."

Paul Dobson (2018-10-17). Venezuelan Communists: 'Government Not Responding to Workers' & Campesinos' Demands'. venezuelanalysis.com They called for an urgent 'gloves off' meeting with Maduro to discuss problems such as new wage scales and rural landlord violence.

2018-11-18: Social Media Postees

Over 70 Migrants Released After Detention By Mexican Migration
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-11-18
Some 74 members of the Central American Exodus, migrant caravan, were released from migration after authorities detained them on Thursday.
www.telesurenglish.net/news/Over-70-Migr…

US-Mexico Border: Migrants Stuck Between a Rock And Hard Place
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2018-11-18
www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-Mexico-Bo…

On The Verge Of Extinction: Cheetah Killed In Road Accident
Tehran Times | iranian.com | 2018-11-18
A female Asiatic cheetah lost her life after being severely wounded in a car crash in Jajarm road in North Khorasan province, the provincial department of environment (DOE) public relations has announced. While walking across the northern margin of Zamen-e Ahoo national park and Miandasht wildlife refuge the young female cheetah has been injured in […] | The post On The Verge Of Extinction: Cheetah Killed In Road Accident appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/11/18/extinction-cheeta…

New York emergency action for Gaza
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-18
Brooklyn, NY – Forty activists and community members gathered in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on November 17 in response to the Palestinian protesters killed and wounded in Gaza this past week. The Palestinian protesters were part of the Great Return March, and were met by Israeli Occupation Forces at the border. | To start off the event, the names of seven murdered by Israel were read aloud, followed by a moment of silence. The crowd then chanted and heard from different speakers. | Despite the fact that numerous Palestinians were murdered, continuous protesting has resulted in some setbacks for Israel. Nerdeen Kiswani f…
www.fightbacknews.org/2018/11/18/new-yor…

Migrant caravan reaches US border as Latin American governments discuss austerity and repression
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-17
As the first caravan of mostly Honduran migrants begins to arrive at the US border, local elites met at the Ibero-American Summit, vowing deeper social austerity and militarized repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/17/migr…

These Activists Blocked Migrant Deportations. Now They Face Life Imprisonment in the U.K
Rebecca Nathanson | theintercept.com | 2018-11-17
It was mid-afternoon on November 5 by the time Benjamin Smoke took the witness stand in a courthouse in Chelmsford, a small city about 30 miles northeast of London that voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in 2016. Smoke is 27 — a freelance journalist and activist with short, black hair, a selection of silver rings in his ears and nose, and no previous convictions. He wore a gray suit, although most of it was hidden behind the stand where he stood that afternoon, answering questions from his lawyer that aimed to explain, and justify, the actions that had led him to being charged with a t…
theintercept.com/2018/11/17/stansted-dep…

DSA-backed "progressive Democrats" drop phony opposition to Trump's attacks on immigrants
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-17
The Democrats "progressive" caucus, including DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is calling for a more "humane" and "effective" American immigration Gestapo.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/17/dsaa…

LGBTQ asylum-seekers first from refugee caravan to reach border
Ben Cowles | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-16
Several hundred Central American refugees fleeing poverty, violence, and persecution began arriving at the Mexican border with the United States in Tijuana yesterday. Among the first to reach the border town was a small group of around 50 LGBT asylum-seekers, who formed a caravan within the caravan and broke off from the main group. Their …
peoplesworld.org/article/lgbtq-asylum-se…

Barack von Obamenburg, Herr Donald, and Big Capitalist Hypocrisy: On How Fascism Happens
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-16
Caravan of Lies Never underestimate the disingenuousness of top U.S.-American politicos. They truly have no shame. Notice how little the fascistic president Donald Trump has to say any more about the big bad Central American Caravan that was supposedly menacing the United States with a great criminal "invasion"? The U.S. military "heroes" sent down at…
counterpunch.org/2018/11/16/barack-von-o…

ICE Is Targeting Activists in Vermont. And the State's DMV Has Been Helping Them
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-16
ICE partnered with the Vermont DMV to target farmworker rights' activists for political repression. | In October 2017, Vermont-based Migrant Justice scored a major victory in the organization's campaign to extend labor protections to undocumented farmworkers in the state. After years of public action and lobbying, they reached an agreement with Ben & Jerry's that established basic labor standards at the farms supplying dairy products to the company. Those standards included one day off a week, a minimum wage of $10 per…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-targ…

Some of the main provisions of the draft EU-UK proposed Brexit deal
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-16
The 585-page document includes a legal guarantee to ensure the Irish border remains open after Brexit, with the UK remaining in a customs union with the EU until a broader EU-UK trade deal can be finalised.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/16/side…

Caravan paranoia is tearing the border militia movement apart
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2018-11-15
They've wound themselves up to believe all kinds of rumors about the migrant caravan that's been making its way north through Mexico.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/11/15/carav…

Who, Us? Corporate Media Ignore Their Role in Trump's Refugee 'Invasion' Panic
Reed Richardson | fair.org | 2018-11-15
Joshua Holland (The Nation, 10/26/18): "Trump floods the zone with bullshit, they dutifully convey it, and we end up swimming in it." | If the establishment media's coverage in the home stretch of the 2018 midterm elections is any kind of prologue to 2020, be prepared for an avalanche of right-wing xenophobic propaganda during our next presidential election. That's because, once again, the political press dutifully chased Trump's rhetorical tail as Election Day neared, and repeatedly ceded its edit…
fair.org/home/who-us-corporate-media-ign…

Vermont Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Monitoring, Infiltrating & "Hunting Down" Organizers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-15
A major new federal lawsuit claims that immigration agents are targeting undocumented organizers for their activism in Vermont. The suit accuses Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles of carrying out a multiyear campaign of political retaliation against members of the group Migrant Justice. According to the lawsuit, Migrant Justice was infiltrated by an informant, and its members were repeatedly subjected to electronic surveillance. At least 20 active members of Migrant Justice have been arrested and detained by ICE. We speak with Will…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/15/vermont_…

Rise of Europe's Far Right Emboldens Serb Extremists and Threatens a Fragile Peace in Bosnia
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2018-11-15
Two decades after a terrible war, Bosnia is confronted with a new generation of nationalist Serbs who want to change the country's borders. | The post Rise of Europe's Far Right Emboldens Serb Extremists and Threatens a Fragile Peace in Bosnia appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/11/15/rise-of-euro…

Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes
Madeleine Wattenbarger | thenation.com | 2018-11-14
Caravan Migrants Carry Hopes Northward as Their Journey Resumes…
thenation.com/article/caravan-migrants-m…

Advocates: Trump Creating Border Crisis by Pitting Troops Against Women & Children Fleeing Violence
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-14
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump's escalating attacks against the Central American caravan heading toward the border. Trump has warned that that number could swell to 15,000–more than the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and almost triple the number of troops in Iraq. According to some reports, the border deployments could cost $220 million, despite the fact the Pentagon doe…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/14/advocate…

Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'
Ryan Harvey | thenation.com | 2018-11-14
Sending the US Army to the Border Creates 'a War Atmosphere'…
thenation.com/article/army-troop-deploym…

Protesters to Qantas: 'Don't profit at the expense of human lives'
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-13
Thirty refugee supporters protested outside the Melbourne headquarters of Jetstar on November 9, demanding that Qantas (Jetstar's parent company) cease participating in the deportation of asylum seekers. | Tamil Refugee Council member Aran Mylvaganam told the rally that the Australian government has deported hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka. Citing a United Nations report, which showed that torture is "endemic and routine" in Sri Lanka, he said Tamils who are sent back are in grave danger. He called on Qantas not to be complicit, saying: "Don't make a profit at the expense of human lives".
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-deportation-protest-jetstar

Call to unite against racism
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-13
About 300 people rallied against racism in Melbourne on November 10. The rally was organised in response to the continued vilification of Melbourne's African community by politicians and the media. | Praise and Shema, two high school students from the Liberian and Sudanese communities, addressed the rally. They called for an end to media attacks on the African community. | The Islamic Council of Victoria's Adel Salman told the rally that the media needs a code of ethics and to stop promoting hate speech. | Taqi Azra, a Hazara refugee and National Union of Workers organiser, said: "They are trying to divide u…
greenleft.org.au/content/call-unite-against-racism

Jail time added to sentence for 'patriot' woman who damaged an Arizona mosque
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2018-11-09
An Arizona woman who has past ties to the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim group Patriot Movement AZ and who damaged a mosque earlier this year could end up spending a month in jail after members of the mosque pressed for a tougher punishment at her sentencing hearing Thursday.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/11/09/jail-…

Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2018-11-06
After the first Shabbat to pass since a right-wing maniac murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there's been a search by the Jewish press for meaning in the terrorism. Tablet, however, took the unusual step of downplaying the factors leading to the massacre, and sought instead to blame the political left. Shortly after the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history was carried out by anti-immigration extremist, Tablet ( 11/3/18) argue…
fair.org/home/pittsburgh-in-the-jewish-p…

Venezuela to Ramp-up Security After Three Soldiers Killed
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-11-06
After three soldiers were killed in an armed attack, Venezuela is deploying troops to its border with Colombia.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14136

Gasoline Shortages Hit Western Venezuela
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-11-05
Whilst the government hinted at import problems due to US sanctions, others have cited additional factors, including cross-border smuggling, poor maintenance and increased demand due to the upcoming price hike.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14135

Venezuela: Communist Campesino Leaders Assassinated as Land Struggles Continue
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-11-01
Luis Fajardo and Javier Aldana, from the Communist Party of Venezuela, had been actively involved in land struggles in the western Venezuelan region of Sur del Lago.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14128

Washington Classes Venezuela as 'Threat to Regional Stability' as Colombia Sends 5,000 Troops to Border Region
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-31
The US government also reiterated its intention to work with recently elected ultra rightist Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro on the issue of Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14124

The Lessons from the Victory of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro
Glenn Greenwald | zcomm.org | 2018-10-30
Bolsonaro's victory is highly consequential in its own right: for the 210 million people who live within the borders of the country he and his tyrannical movement now dominate, as well as for the region and the globe…
zcomm.org/zvideo/the-lessons-from-the-vi…

US VP Pence's Accusations of Venezuelan Financing of Migrant Caravan Disproved
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-10-24
On-the-ground journalists have classed the accusations as "completely ridiculous" and a lie, showing that the migrants "don't have a dollar to even pay for a bottle of water."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14114