Joe Pereira: 'I can get up to 10,000 men with no problem. I don’t think we need 10,000. … All Special Forces. I can also bring about 350 what we call LEPs, law enforcement professionals, to guide the police.'
Socialist candidate Luis Arce went on to win the Bolivian presidency in the first round of voting last October, putting an end to the far-right government which ousted President Evo Morales in a U.S.-backed coup in November 2019."
-->It is the same old story: the US involved in plots to overthrow democratically elected leaders in Central America. Of course, our "newspaper of record" wasn't interested in this story.
"The European Commission is under pressure to end caged animal farming in the next six years after policymakers in the European Union overwhelmingly voted to stop the practice to protect animal welfare as well as human and planetary health, responding to widespread public demand for the ban.
Critics of industrial farming practices hailed the "landmark victory," with 558 members of European Parliament (MEPs) voting in favor of the ban, just 37 opposing, and 85 abstaining from the vote. ...
An End the Cage Age petition was signed by 1.4 million people across Europe, with the support of more than 170 organizations campaigning for environmental protections as well as public health."
-->The NYT is no friend of animal rights activists or sustainable animal farming. It didn't cover this story, probably because it represents a challenge to the power of Big Ag in this country.
"As Brazil's Covid-19 death toll surpassed 500,000 on Saturday, at least hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of more than 400 cities across the nation and around the world to blame President Jair Bolsonaro for the grim pandemic milestone and demand his ouster.
Chanting and holding signs with slogans including 'Bolsonaro Out,' '500,000 Deaths, It's His Fault,' and 'Vaccines Now,' protesters called for the resignation or impeachment of the far-right president. Demonstrators also implored the government to ramp up vaccination efforts. ...
Bolsonaro—a former army captain who has waxed nostalgic for the country's former U.S.-backed military dictatorship—has been beset by political, public health, and environmental crises amid an emerging progressive consensus for his impeachment."
-->The NYT headline for this story reads "Brazil, Besieged by Covid, Now Faces a Severe Drought." Not much about the movement to get rid of Bolsonaro, a staunch US ally. Why can't the NYT break away from reporting the news according to the US empire?