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Hundreds of Chileans Blinded by Police Since Protests Began

DW.com (Deutsche Welle)
More than 200 protesters have been blinded by pellets fired by state security agents. The National Congress has bowed to a key demand of the monthlong rallies and ordered a referendum on a new constitution.

After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

Vijay Prashad Independent Media Institute
The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation's massive reserves of lithium. Bolivia has suffered a series of coups, often conducted by the military and oligarchy on behalf of transnational mining companies.

Allende’s Last Speech

Salvador Allende Jacobin
Salvador Allende died 46 years ago in a US-backed coup. Here's his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace. The generals that overthrew Allende coordinated with the CIA and the U.S. State Department.

Cuba Feels the Pinch of the Trump Administration's Travel Restrictions

Mimi Whitefield Los Angeles Times
Despite the Trump sanctions that have included placing a number of hotels on a prohibited list for Americans, construction cranes tower over Havana neighborhoods near the sea, and government-owned and joint venture hotel projects are moving forward.

Eyewitness Report: Venezuela Up Close

Pat Fry Portside
It was 7 AM April 30th in Caracas when I awoke to hear gun shots outside my hotel. Our group, seven US citizens and one Canadian, had been in here since April 27 attending a housing conference and looked forward to the next day’s May Day celebration.

Venezuela: U.S. Coup Fails, Is Intervention Next?

Uri Friedman; Peace Action The Atlantic
U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó launched an attempted coup. Dozens of people were injured in the bedlam that ensued. Guadió was hoping enough military leaders would defect, toppling the government of Nicolás Maduro. It flopped.

In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Greg Palast Truthout
This is the story of Venezuela in black and white, the story not told in The New York Times or the rest of our establishment media. This year’s so-called popular uprising is, at its heart, a furious backlash of the whiter (and wealthier) Venezuelans

Tidbits - Jan. 31, 2019 - Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup, Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Black History Month Events;

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Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup Attempt; Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Resources; Announcements - Black history and today; and more....
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