After Harvey hit Texas last Friday as a 4 th category hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour, at least nine people got killled and it left destroyed homes, thousands of refugees, snapped trees, displaced animals, floods and cuts off power to nearly 230,000 people, mostly in the Houston area.
Although authorities talked about support for victims, many families are still waiting to be evacuated.
Like hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans poor population -mostly black people-, Harvey´s worst effects will fall over poor and middle class neighborhoods.
The Declaration of Lima, signed by Foreign Ministers and Representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, on August 8, 2017 to address the situation in Venezuela is by far the worst support for that country.
Although these representatives met with the objective of contributing to the “restoration of democracy” in Venezuela through a “peaceful and negotiated exit”, their hypocrite proposal is more like a biased position in favor of the interests of a political and business minority that an expression of the will of its peoples.
A week later after young anti-racism activist Heather Heyer was killed at a Virginia white supremacist demonstration, huge crowds of counter protesters have marched peacefully through downtown Boston against a “Free Speech” rally featuring right-wing speakers.
Streets around Boston Common, where the rally took place, were lightly trafficked early on Saturday. Some 500 police officers placed barricades to prevent vehicles from entering the park. They also built a cordon around the site of the rally to keep the two groups separate.
The International Police Organization (Interpol), has joined the search for Santiago Maldonado, the activist who is missing over two weeks ago during a raid by the military police in a Mapuche town.
Interpol added the young man to its list of “disappeared people” with three photographs to help to identify him. Santiago Maldonado was last seen in “Vuelta del Río, Paraje Leleque, province of Chubut.”
U.S. CIA director Mike Pompeo agreed with president Trump not ruling out “a military option” in Venezuela Sunday saying that the South American country could become a risk to the U.S. because “the Cubans are there, the Russians are there, the Iranians, Hezbollah are there.”
During an interview with “Fox News Sunday” this weekend, Pompeo described Venezuela’s situation as a serious risk to the United States.
“It’s a civil war, I understand it’s a terrible situation,” Fox News journalist Chris Wallace said, ”but ultimately why is it our problem?” he asked.
“Look,” Pompeo said, “Venezuela could very easily become a risk for the United States of America. The Cubans are there, the Russians are there, the Iranians, Hezbollah are there. This is something that has a risk of getting to a very, very bad place. So, America needs to take this very seriously.”
While at his golf course in New Jersey Friday, Trump told reporters that the U.S. has a number of solutions to Venezuela’s situation and military force was still an option being considered.
It seems sanctions and diplomatic and media siege to Venezuela are not enough to try to tear down the Bolivarian Revolution. Today, as an irrefutable proof of the destabilizing and obscene activity, the US and its best conspiracy organization -CIA- are inciting Venezuelan officers to turn against its government to serve other countries interests.
A few days ago, the truth about CIA intervention on Venezuelan conflict was revealed when second secretary of the Venezuelan embassy in Panama, Gabriel Hernán Pérez, declared himself against the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), leaded by “chavistas” deputies.
Five anonymous transgender members serving in the US military are demanding president Donald Trump´s military transgender prohibition for violating constitutional protections of the Fifth Amendment.
Two advocacy groups filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in US District Court in Washington, DC against president Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other top officials, on behalf of the five, who said the ban violated the rights of service members’ due process and equal protection under the Fifth Amendment, and asks the court to declare Trump’s directive unconstitutional and to issue injunctions to stop its implementation.