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Former vice president #JoeBiden has a sordid history of opposing progressive #CriminalJustice legislation, spearheading draconian #police and #immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America’s failed #WarOnDrugs.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/mass-incarcera… #drugs
With over 2 million people locked up across a network of private & public #prisons, the US has by far the highest #incarceration rate in the world, significantly worse than brutal dictatorships in Africa, Latin America or Central Asia.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/private-prison…
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The US government is using cstolen from the #Venezuelan government as part of a hearts and minds campaign on behalf of opposition figure #JuanGuaidó.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/juan-guaido-is…
Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in fomenting popular support for the #regimechange operation in #Venezuela.
By @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/how-the-media-… #FridayVibes #fridaymorning
Much of #LatinAmerica is in meltdown with #coronavirus cases soaring, bodies piling up, and anger mounting as a new wave of #neoliberal leaders who openly reject individualism amid collective public #health crisis pour fuel on the fire.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/latin-americas…
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Let’s talk #Venezuela and it’s never ending super hyper #inflation for a second
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1/ According to the consumer price index elaborated by the National Assembly, monthly inflation in #Venezuela jumped to 55.1% m/m in July – thereby taking it back above the hyperinflation baseline of 50% (!)
2/ Under widely accepted definition of hyperinflation proposed by Cagan in seminal study (1956) an episode of this extreme economic phenomenon begins when threshold is 1st crossed but only ends when monthly increase in price level drops below 50% and stays there for at least 1yr
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These charts are already well known to those interested in #socioeconomicdevelopment, but this is not the case for the vast majority of the public, whose notion is that things are only getting worse. The #Asiansuccess is due, in large measure, to the transition to a +
...market economy made by #China and also note, how the #African continent took a leap leaving the #American continent behind, which is partly, as we well know, due to the an attitude that is refractory to the opening of the market and measures for productivity in #LatinAmerica.
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Thank You, @CarterCenter

Carter Centre To Launch First-Ever US Election Initiative, Citing ‘Erosion’ Of Democracy In US

Exclusive: Democracy Promotion Group Founded By Jimmy Carter Will Launch US-Focused Initiative For First Time In Its History

independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
"The democracy promotion organisation founded by former president #JimmyCarter 💙 is to launch its first-ever #UnitedStates #election initiative this year, citing an “erosion” of democracy in the country. The @CarterCenter has monitored more than 110 #elections in the...
... #MiddleEast, #EastAfrica, #LatinAmerica, and #Asia since 1989 as part of #democracy promotion efforts around the world. Although there are no plans yet to monitor #polls in the #US, this will be the first time it has engaged in a US #election at all."
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About to start the #RethinkingDevelopment panel on #migration to #Mexico. We will hear from civil society experts on what is happening at Mexico’s southern border, and how migration to and through Mexico has been affected by #COVID19. Still time to join: duke.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
Starting now! A welcome from Giovanni Zanalda, director of @DUCIGS at Duke and faculty co-leader of the #RethinkingDevelopment series along with @sarahbbermeo of @DukeDCID.
Our #RethinkingDevelopment host today is Dr. Piotr Plewa, visiting research scholar at @DUCIGS and expert on #migration. Read his recent post - a snapshot on migration in #LatinAmerica and the #Caribbean #LAC
igs.duke.edu/news/internati…
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The Wall of Moms in Portland joins a long history of women activists using their maternal identities to shame and goad authoritarians. We can compare to #latinamerica. 1/5
usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
In #Argentina, for ex, authoritarian dictators claimed to defend the trad order, incl the family. When men security forces attacked women protesters, the activists revealed the regime's hypocrisy: they had attacked that which they claimed to defend. @labaldez @sufranceschet 2/5
In U.S. context, where white supremacy pretends to protect white women from men of color, the moms' Whiteness matters too. They wield both their gender and their race to contradict those who presume white women should be aligned against, not with, BLM, BIPOC, & Latinx. 3/5
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Special Report
Exporting banned #chemicals is already illegal under #InternationalLaw. “Failing to address this longstanding #exploitation is #discrimination, pure and simple.”
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/exporting-toxi… #toxicwaste #toxic #Africa #Asia #LatinAmerica #law
10,000 workers shift through electronic waste that pollutes the air, land and water for miles around, burning plastics and melting metals, hoping to find small amounts of valuable minerals, reducing their own life expectancy
#Ghana #Africa #capitalism
"#Vietnam has suffered tremendous consequences from the #war, especially with regard to the lasting and devastating effects of toxic chemicals, including #AgentOrange."
mintpressnews.com/as-monsanto-fa… #Monsanto
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Special Report
"President #DonaldTrump not-so-cryptically revealed that he had something big planned for #Venezuela during a meeting with leaders of the U.S. #military’s Southern Command"
by @AlanRMacLeod
https:// mintpressnews.com/trump-tells-fl… #Venezuelan #Trump #DEA #drug #drugs
The #USSNitze is conducted what the #USmilitary is called a “freedom of navigation operation… contesting an excessive maritime claim by #Venezuela.
mintpressnews.com/uss-nitze-ente…
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#summerofcycling goes on:
👉Pop-up bike lanes are the new kids on the block. 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️
An incomplete summary. Thread ⬇️. Image
cont'd: Pop-up bike lanes (or emergency bike lanes) are temporary cycling infrastructure to help cyclists to maintain spatial distance to minimise the risk of infection and relieve public transport.
@Felix_Weisbrich on #TUMITV about the concept: Image
cont'd: The City of Berlin 🇩🇪 developed so called traffic regulation plans for quick implementation. Companies specializing in road marking are familiar with this type of template and work from construction sites, using markings and cones. Templates: berlin.de/sen/uvk/_asset…
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1/14 Over the last weeks #LatinAmerica has seen a rapid increase in the number of cases and deaths due to #COVID19 (especially in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador) with 1.2M confirmed cases in the region on June 7.

cnn.it/2Up10AS
2/14 Since March countries in the region have adopted emergency #socialprotection measures to support those mostly affected by the pandemic. These interventions are being assessed by @uniceflac and @IPC_IG through a series of technical notes. Read: bit.ly/30y3mkX.
3/14 Emergency #CashTransfers are a core element of government responses. By mid-May, at least 19 countries had used them to mitigate #COVID19 impacts on those more vulnerable to the shock, by either adapting existing programmes &/or creating new temporary schemes. See table: Image
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When Francis #Fukuyama, in his 1992 book, disclosed the "end of history" #thesis, he became a world celebrity.

The formulation was simple, but devastating for the left: faced with the evidence of the disappearance of the #SovietUnion, he could affirm that #communism had failed..
and that #capitalism emerged victorious as the only system that guaranteed #peace, #freedom & #equality.

However, in 2010 Fukuyama acknowledged that he had not understood the meaning of the disappearance of the Soviet Union and the #European socialist bloc.
Fukuyama had believed in the drunkard #Yeltsin (the face of the gravedigger & #thief who prevailed with blood & fire, supported by the #West, with the coup d'etat in #Moscow in 1993) and in the capacity of liberalism to satisfy human needs and, In addition, in 1992, ...
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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In Oct 2019, during the @IUCNssc Leaders Meeting in Abu Dhabi, Dr. Ariadne Angulo, co-chair of @ASG_IUCN, was one of the recipients of The Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership! Congratulations, ASG and Ariadne! We are grateful for all that you do and very proud of you! Image
This award recognizes exemplary service to the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Ariadne combines her commitment to the coordination of global efforts with a passion for developing #amphibian #conservation in #LatinAmerica.
Since 1984, when the award was initiated, this is the 1 time that SSC has bestowed it in recognition of specific work with amphibian conservation! Out of 72 IUCN SSC awardees until 2019, only 4 worked in Latin America and only 16 were women, which makes this recognition timely!
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🚨Junto a @Dr_Hari_Krishna hicimos selección 🇬🇧🇪🇸de mejores artículos 📑 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ en #PedsICU para @PICJournalWatch

Comparte y comenta!
#Tweetorial acompañante

Lista PDF👉docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid…
Infográfico clickeable👉docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid…
Pubmed👉ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/h…
@Dr_Hari_Krishna @PICJournalWatch @Nopanaden @curso_vm @miguelrdgzrubio @LA_Rednetwork @WFPICCS @SapnaKmd @jramonfernandez @PedCritCareMed @ChrisCarrollMD @pccm_doc 3/ La colección es incompleta. Muchos buenos estudios han sido publicados durante 2019. Ayúdanos a completarla y comparte tus ideas!

Surely this colection is incomplete. Many good studies have been published during the past 2019. Feel free to share with us!

#PedsICU #BestOf2019
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14.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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2. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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9:30AM TODAY: Join @jmarczak, @ThiagoGdeAragao, @ShunkoRojas & @revamaral for discussion on how US tariffs against metal imports from #Brazil & #Argentina may impact the US economy, consumers, Argentina's political transition, regional relations & more➡️ atlanticcouncil.org/event/tariffs-…
@jmarczak @ThiagoGdeAragao @ShunkoRojas @revamaral #Brazil is a major US trade partner in #LatinAmerica, and the steel industry is an integral component, with around a quarter of Brazilian steel exports destined for the US explains @women_trade Founder @revamaral. #ACTrade
@jmarczak @ThiagoGdeAragao @ShunkoRojas @revamaral @women_trade Indeed, Brazilian steel accounts for the largest share of steel imports to the United States, clarifies @ACLatAm's @jmarczak #ACTrade.
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12.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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2. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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11.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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2. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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Oyyyeee 🗣

Looking for a sick, fairly inexpensive trip in #LatinAmerica next year?!

Here's one I've been mulling over for years...

- Fly into Cancun, Mexico from USA/Canada/etc.
- Bus down to Tulum, Mexico and spend a few days
- From Tulum, head to Belize

Cont'd...

(1/4)
- Check out some sick beaches and ruins in Belize
- Caye Caulker and the 'Great Blue Hole' would be at the top of the list
- Then bus from Belize into Guatemala
- Tikal and Semuc Champey are MUSTs in Guatemala
- After sightseeing, spend a week enjoying Antigua, Guatemala

(2/4)
- From Antigua, take a shuttle down to Copan, Honduras
- Check out the Mayan ruins @ Copan
- Then head to Tegus, the capital of Honduras and spend a week
- Lastly, hit up Roatan for a long weekend before flying to Miami -- and back home

(3/4)
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10.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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2. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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5.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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2. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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2.🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
#regimechange #ProtectBolivia #ProtectDemocracy
1. 🗣️📢Alert World leaders, citizens of the world, is attempting a coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️📢Do not let that happen.
🗣️📢Evo Morales is one of the great leaders of the 21st century.
🗣️📢Protect democracy
🗣️📢Protect Bolivia
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By @telesurenglish
The Bolivian Air Force said that a presidential helicopter that was moving to @evoespueblo had to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical failure, near Colquiria, La Paz, where the president was inaugurating a road.
bit.ly/2NficW7
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LONG READ THREAD ON AGRITERRA PRESENT AND FUTURE 👇

Agriterra is an agri-agency backed by @LTONederland @NCR_coop @NAJKtweets & @vrouwenvannu.

It is an initiative of farmers, rural women and cooperatives from the #Netherlands to support farmer associations & cooperatives
Agriterra brings advice, training and enables exchanges between farmers worldwide to improve governance, financial management and plan the business of ambitious cooperatives.

For Agriterra trainings, refer to www.training/agriterra.org
The Agriterra advice, training and exchanges have helped hundreds of #cooperatives to gather member #capital and access bank loans to thrive their #business and establish new #processing and #marketing facilities
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