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.
Hundreds of Mexican campesinos marched through the streets of the country´s capital city to demand the government leave agriculture out of the new NAFTA free trade agreement.
The protesters assured that Mexican president Peña Nieto will place the interests of transnational food corporations above the needs of the country’s small-scale farmers and further threaten the country’s agricultural sector.
The march headed from the Angel of Independence to the Ministry of the Interior, and was made up of members of the Ayala National Coordination Scheme, a campesino collective that defends land rights.
“We are not going to allow an unfavorable negotiation or that we fall on our knees before the United States. This is the beginning of a campaign for the agricultural sector to be completely excluded from NAFTA,” the organization said.
Agrarian organizations and popular movements have criticized NAFTA for affecting the country’s small producers and hurting Mexico’s overall food sovereignty, turning the country into an exporter of raw materials and an importer of processed products.
Mexico experienced a massive surge of U.S. investment following NAFTA’s 1994 implementation that produced half a million manufacturing jobs through 2002. But in the same period, 1.3 million workers within the agricultural sector were displaced.
More campesino protests are planned ahead of the NAFTA negotiations which are set to take place August 16 to 20 in Washington, D.C.
Argentina’s Center for Legal and Social Studies is calling on the U.N. Committee Against Forced Disappearances to take “urgent action for the Argentine State to immediately take all necessary measures to search and locate Santiago Maldonado.”
The CELS emphasized that “although the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado happened several days ago, so far neither the Ministry of Security of the Nation nor the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Nation have issued statements indicating their position on the case or any measures they may have taken to find the youth.”