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When Coups Come Home
"As the solution to every foreign election that didn't turn out the way the American government wanted it to was a coup, so when the American election didn't turn out the way the American government wanted it to, the solution was an attempted coup."
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Guyanese President Irfaan Ali and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meet during a joint news conference in the capital, Georgetown, on September 18, 2020. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) News
US-Guyana Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela Border Denounced as Latest American Imperialism
Pompeo says the joint naval and air patrols in the disputed, oil-rich region are meant to fight drug trafficking, but critics see them as the latest U.S. aggression toward Maduro.
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'Best News in Quite a While': Dramatically Lower Flu Rates in Southern Hemisphere Offer Hope
Expert say countries in the north should note the "positive side effect" of Covid-19 restrictions, including wearing masks in public.
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Rights Group Demands ICE End 'Beyond Inhumane' Detention and Deportations as Covid-19 Pandemic Intensifies
At least 1,000 active Covid-19 cases have been detected in detention facilities, and continued deportations have been linked to outbreaks in Central and South America.
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A Life of Heat 'Near Unlivable' for More Than 3 Billion People in Just Decades, Climate Report Warns
"Clearly we will need a global approach to safeguard our children against the potentially enormous social tensions the projected change could invoke."
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Accusing US of Crimes Against Humanity, Venezuela Calls on ICC to Investigate Sanctions
With punishing sanctions, the Trump administration has given "a death sentence to tens of thousands of Venezuelans per year," foreign minister Jorge Arreaza said.
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Global Witness Accuses Exxon of 'Exploitative' Contract That Robs People of Guyana of $55 Billion in Lost Oil Revenue
"That money could be spent on upgrading infrastructure, health service, schools, parks, quality of life. Instead it will be plundered by oil barons."
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Indigenous People in Brazil Vow to Defeat Bolsonaro After "Perverse" Attack Claiming Tribes Are Still "Evolving" Into Human Beings
The Association of Indigenous Peoples filed a lawsuit against the president after he claimed tribes are "evolving" and vowing to "integrate" them.
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Guatemalan civilian and peasants organizations demonstrate in front of US Embassy in support of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, in Guatemala City, on November 14, 2019. (Photo: ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP via Getty Images) Views
The Other Americans: Indigenous Guatemalans Mobilize to Denounce Coup in Bolivia
Repression against indigenous Bolivians has spurred protests across the Americas.
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Evo Morales was Bolivia’s first indigenous leader, was credited with lifting nearly a fifth of Bolivia’s population out of poverty since he took office in 2006. (Photo: UNIS Vienna/flickr/cc) News
"This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster
"Bolivia is in a state of political crisis."
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