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22.11.2019

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

By Peter Koenig China has by far the largest lithium market. China produces already today the most electric cars, about 1 million in 2018, and will at least triplicate their production by 2025 – and in the following decade or two, demand is expected to increase exponentially. Bolivia has the… »

21.11.2019

Military and police crackdown on gas plant blockade in Bolivia, 2 dead

Military and police crackdown on gas plant blockade in Bolivia, 2 dead

by Countercurrents Collective With armored vehicles and helicopters, Bolivian military forces and police used tear gas to crack down on protesters blocking access to a major gas plant, operated by state-run YPFB, in El Alto city on Tuesday. Helicopters flew above roads around the Senkata gas plant while heavily armed police… »

19.11.2019

The Coup That Ousted Morales

The Coup That Ousted Morales

By Dr Chandra Muzaffar Any human being who values justice and freedom would condemn the coup that ousted the Bolivian president Evo Morales on the 10th of November 2019. Morales obtained 47.08 % of the vote to secure a fourth term as president in the election held on the 20th of October. »

09.11.2019

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

12:05 pm The voting process begins. Result: 187 in favor; 3 against; 2 abstentions Against: Israel, the United States, Brazil Abstaining: Colombia and Ukraine The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday overwhelming voted in favor of the resolution demanding ending of the U.S. blockade against Cuba with 187 countries voting in favor,… »

07.11.2019

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

by Countercurrents Collective Governments are failing to address the climate crisis, says a new study, which is based on 40 years of data on a range of measures. Another team said: Paris carbon-cutting pledges are “too little, too late”. The alarming assessments came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump… »

05.11.2019

U.S. debt exceeds $23 trillion for the first time in history

U.S. debt exceeds $23 trillion for the first time in history

By Countercurrents Collective U.S. Treasury Department figures released Friday show: U.S. public debt has surpassed $23 trillion for the first time in history, rising more than 100 percent in less than a decade and more than a trillion dollars this year alone. Of the total, less than US$17 trillion is owed… »

03.11.2019

Proposed withdrawal of US troops in Syria

Proposed withdrawal of US troops in Syria

By Ron Forthofer President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the withdrawal proposal. These folks also… »

29.10.2019

Moscow once again appears on the African continent with the first Russia-Africa summit

Moscow once again appears on the African continent with the first Russia-Africa summit

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali The first ever two-day Russia-Africa economic summit ended Thursday in the resort city Sochi, Russia resulting over 92 commercial agreements worth $12 billion. About four dozen African leaders and high-level government officials attended the summit and economic forum, from Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari to African Union… »

19.10.2019

Ecuador –The fight Against Moreno and the IMF is far from Over

Ecuador –The fight Against Moreno and the IMF is far from Over

By Peter Koenig In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October,Ecuador  – and the IMF’s Killing Spree – https://www.globalresearch.ca/ecuador-imf-killing-spree/5691857, President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree 883 was canceled, i.e. the astronomical price increases… »

19.10.2019

General Strike in Catalonia as Barcelona is Burning

General Strike in Catalonia as Barcelona is Burning

By Countercurrents Collective A general strike has been called in Catalonia on Friday, marking the end of a week of protests following the ruling of Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday. The court sentenced nine Catalan pro-independence leaders to jail for sedition. Thousands of people have joined a series of “marches… »

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