2021-04-13: News Headlines

Phyllis Bennis (2021-04-13). This isn't a Border Crisis, It's a Poverty, Violence and Climate Crisis. counterpunch.org Thousands of desperate migrants, mostly from Central America, are stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border. Most are families and unaccompanied children. Despite their legal rights to apply for asylum, U.S. officials are turning away huge numbers, claiming pandemic restrictions. But thousands of children remain, held in crowded border detention facilities while awaiting transfer to Department of

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-13). Economic Impacts of Russia's Declining Population. globalresearch.ca Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to …

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). US Military Plane RC-135W Spotted Over Conflict Area in Apure — NASA Publishes Satellite Image of Paraguaná (Coincidence?). orinocotribune.com This Monday, April 12, it was reported that a United States Air Force (USAF) plane flew over the airspace that comprises the Colombian-Venezuelan border on the Colombian side, where the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) recently expelled Colombian narco-paramilitary groups. | The details were reported through social media networks by journalists and specialized aeronautical accounts, which indicated that it was a Boeing RC-135W RIVET JOINT (R135) REG 62-4139, Alias HORN41. | The plane, according to the Patriota Cazador account on Twitter, took off from Lincoln, Nebra…

Devin Cole (2021-04-13). Justice for Daunte Wright! Smash police terror! workers.org On April 11, police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on the northwest border of Minneapolis, fatally shot a young Black man named Daunte Wright. According to witnesses, Daunte Wright was being stopped by Brooklyn Center police when he was shot by an officer. He then got back in his car and . . . |

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu Responded To NATO Accusations. southfront.org Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, June 2016. Vadim Savitsky/TASS | Amid the on-going military escalation in Ukraine, there are more claims and demands from all sides involved in the conflict. While the Kiev's "Team" constantly accuses Russia in deploying its troops near the Ukrainian border, Moscow continues its large-scale exercises all over the country's territory. On April 13, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke out in response to all the threats and accusati…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-13). Crimean MPs Call On The West To Explain Military Presence Along Russia's Borders. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | On April 12th, Russian member of parliament from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet asked the collective West to explain its military presence at the borders of Russia. | He also said that the movements of Russian forces within Russia's borders are an entirely internal matter. | Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries and the High Representative of the EU said that the Russian military is active along the borders with Ukraine and in Crimea and called on…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Western Media Eager to See Ukraine Use US-Supplied Weapons Against Russia. news.antiwar.com With tensions simmering in eastern Ukraine, US media outlets are happy to push the narrative that Russia is the aggressor and is preparing to invade its neighbor. These reports ignore the fact that the Donetsk and Lugansk republics in the eastern Donbas region declared independence from Ukraine back in 2014 in response to a US-backed coup. | Since 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with about $2 billion in military equipment and supported its fight against the Donetsk and Lugansk separatists. Supporting a war on Russia's border is an incredible provocation, but these facts are lost on the Western press, and som…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). Venezuelan Army Engineers Begin Clearing Mines in Apure State. orinocotribune.com President Nicolás Maduro assured in a speech this Sunday, April 11, that "Venezuelan military engineers have begun work demining the territory of Apure (state bordering Colombia), where they have brought the dirty war to us in Colombia." He also reiterated that there are "irregular armed groups, disguised as guerrillas, but who serve the drug gangs of Iván Duque and àÅlvaro Uribe Vélez." With all of them there will be "zero tolerance," he warned once again. | For their part, Chief General Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense, and Chief Admiral Remigio Ceballos, CEOFANB commander, offered a briefing o…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-13). Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its borderRick Rozoff Major Russian officials today have warned of military threats posed by the U.S.-led thirty-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization to its western border: its entire western border. And its northern one as well. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu …

James Goodman (2021-04-13). Reclaiming Asylum, Rethinking the Border. progressive.org A much different mindset is needed about border issues—one that doesn't treat asylum seekers as criminals and instead keeps them out of detention and in communities.

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). U.S. developing biological weapons near China, Russia borders, says Putin's adviser. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief security adviser Nikolai Patrushev has accused the United States of experimenting with biological weapons in regions near the borders of China and Russia, according to Newsweek.

Rachel Pak (2021-04-12). Stop Calling It a Border Crisis. counterpunch.org Over the last several weeks, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reported a rise in the number of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States. With the increase, the federal government's capacity to process and shelter migrant children has been stretched, leading to children being housed in overcrowded and inhumane CBP facilities for extended

teleSUR (2021-04-12). US Deal: Troops in Central America to Stem Migration Tide. telesurenglish.net The Biden administration recently reached an agreement with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to help manage the flow of potential migrants on the US-Mexico border, according to Tyler Moran, special assistant to the president for immigration for the Domestic Policy Council. | RELATED: | According to the official, the Latin American countries have been asked to reinforce their borders by using their military to red…

teleSUR (2021-04-12). Chile Approves New Immigration Law Hampering Regularization. telesurenglish.net Chile's President Sebastian Piñera Sunday enacted a new immigration law that imposes greater border regulations and streamlines deportations. | RELATED: | Besides establishing a three-month deadline for illegal migrants to leave the country, the law creates a new system regarding the issuance of visas and tightens the regularization process. | Although Parliament passed the law in Dec. 2020, a coalition of left-wing partie…

teleSUR (2021-04-12). Mexico Rescues 136 Central American Migrants. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) reported the rescue of 136 Central American migrants who were kidnapped in Tlaxcala. | RELATED: | Following a citizen warning, these people were recovered in the San Pablo del Monte municipality. INM officials reported that among them were 19 minors who were traveling without any family members. | Local outlet Parabolica informed that these migrants stayed in a security hous…

VOA (2021-04-12). Biden Names Trump Critics To Two Key Immigration Posts. eurasiareview.com By Ken Bredemeier | U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday named two critics of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies to key border control and immigration positions at a time when federal authorities are struggling to handle a surge of migrant arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border. | Biden picked Chris Magnus, the police chief in Tucson, Arizona, near the U.S.-Mexico border, to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, and Ur Jaddou as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles the country's legal immigration system. | Both will have to be confirmed by the Senate be…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-12). Eni Strengthens Presence In Vietnam Through Acquisition Of Block 115. eurasiareview.com Eni said Monday that through its affiliate Eni Vietnam it has completed the acquisition from Krisenergy (Vietnam 115) Ltd. of a 100% participating interest and the operatorship in Block 115/09, offshore central Vietnam. | The area is adjacent to Block 114 where the operator Eni Vietnam and its partner Essar Exploration and Production Limited have recently announced the Ken Bau gas and condensates discovery currently under appraisal. | The new acreage also borders with Block 116, also operated by Eni Vietnam with a 100% participating interest. | The block covers an area of 7,382 Km2, with a water depth ranging…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-12). Rights Advocates Concerned Over Biden Push to Increase Militarization of Borders in Central America. commondreams.org "The Biden administration should place human rights at the center of its migration discussions and agreements with regional governments." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden-centralamerican-security-forces-agreements.jpg

_____ (2021-04-12). Farmers Block Expressway In Indian State Of Haryana To Protest Against Farm Laws. popularresistance.org Hundreds of farmers from across India have been camping out Delhi's borders for the past four months to protest against newly introduced agricultural laws by the federal government. While the farmers are demanding the laws, passed last September be repealed, the government has agreed to only making amendments and refused to repeal them. | Intensifying their protests against newly introduced agriculture laws, farmers blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway at several places in state of Haryana on Saturday. | Several farm leaders were detained by the Haryana Police even as farmers sitting on the expressway wer…

Carla Gomez, Hena Mansori, Sophia Gurulé (2021-04-12). Biden Has a Chance to End the Jail-to-Deportation Pipeline. thenation.com Carla Gomez, Hena Mansori, Sophia Gurulé Biden Has a Chance to End the Jail-to-Deportation Pipeline…

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