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03:32 [ Reuters ]

Argentina’s Fernandez signals policy shifts with new cabinet, economy chief

Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez unveiled his cabinet and new central bank chief on Friday evening, laying out his core team days before the center-left leader takes office facing a stalled economy, rising debt fears and painful inflation.

02:18 [ Reuters ]

Trump says he will hold off designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

“However, at the request of a man who I like and respect, and has worked so well with us, President Andres Manuel @lopezobrador we will temporarily hold off this designation and step up our joint efforts to deal decisively with these vicious and ever-growing organizations!” he said.

06.12.2019 - 16:11 [ Tagesschau.de ]

US-Bundesstaat Iowa: Biden nennt Wähler „verdammten Lügner“

Ein 83-Jähriger hat den demokratischen US-Präsidentschaftsbewerber Biden zur Weißglut getrieben. Der Mann stellte bei einem Bürgertreffen konkrete Fragen zur Ukraine-Affäre. Es folgte ein scharfer Schlagabtausch.

06.12.2019 - 15:23 [ Economist.com ]

Why Iowa is so important in the presidential election

(31.01.2016)

Some say that giving two otherwise unimportant states so much influence over the process to fill the most powerful job in the world is undemocratic. They propose, for instance, substituting the current system with a primary vote in which registered party members in all states vote for their preferred candidate in a single day. Candidates would then receive delegate support in each state proportionally to the result of the primary vote. But Iowans are fiercely attached to their first-in-the-nation status.

06.12.2019 - 15:20 [ voanews.com ]

Why Iowa is at Center of 2020 Presidential Race

(13.06.2019)

The path to the White House for Democrats runs through Iowa; Feb. 3, 2020, is the current date for voters to choose their nominee at caucus locations statewide.

Whoever ultimately wins could face an uphill battle at ballot boxes in the November 2020 general election in Iowa — traditionally a swing state — but one that Trump and Republicans decidedly won in the 2016 presidential election.

06.12.2019 - 14:43 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved. Now, many people will. It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most.

06.12.2019 - 14:31 [ NBC News ]

Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

The USDA rule change affects people between the ages of 18 and 49 who are childless and not disabled. Under current rules, this group is required to work at least 20 hours a week for more than three months over a 36-month period to qualify for food stamps, but states have been able to create waivers for areas that face high unemployment.

06.12.2019 - 14:18 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

5 million donations to our campaign. That would send an unmistakable message to the billionaire class that we’re going to win. We’re getting closer, but we’re not there yet. Chip in here to help us get there:

06.12.2019 - 10:49 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Lula, Rousseff und weitere PT-Politiker in Korruptionsfall freigesprochen

Prozess und Urteil wurden in Brasilien und Lateinamerika aufmerksam verfolgt, weil die Klagen gegen Lula und weitere Politiker der Arbeiterpartei als Teil eines „Lawfare“ gesehen werden, einer missbräuchlich politischen Nutzung der Justiz gegen politische Gegner.

06.12.2019 - 10:36 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Versuchte OAS auch in Dominica, heutige Wahl zu beeinflussen?

Der amtierende Ministerpräsident des Karibikstaats Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, sowie weitere Regierungschefs karibischer Länder haben der Organisation Amerikanischer Staaten (OAS) Einmischung in den laufenden Wahlprozess vor den Parlamentswahlen am heutigen Freitag vorgeworfen.

06.12.2019 - 10:31 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Warum der Bericht der OAS zu den Wahlen in Bolivien nicht glaubwürdig ist

Regionalorganisation veröffentlicht Ergebnisse mit dreiwöchiger Verzögerung. Papier lässt Fragen offen. Beobachter kritisieren Schlussfolgerungen

06.12.2019 - 10:06 [ Middle East Monitor ]

UN officially asks Israel to leave Golan Heights

The request was made after the resolution was adopted after 91 UN member states voted in favour, nine rejected and 65 abstained.

On 15 November 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution asking Israel to stop exploiting the natural resources in the Palestinian territories, including the occupied East Jerusalem and Syrian Golan Heights.

05.12.2019 - 16:13 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m proud we don’t have any billionaires supporting our campaign. The time for the 0.1% calling the shots in our economic and political life is over. We will tax their wealth to raise $4.35 trillion over 10 years, break up their power and give it back to the working class.

05.12.2019 - 16:03 [ LA Times ]

Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California’s shifting 2020 Democratic race

Sanders is in the nominal lead, as the first-choice pick of 24%; Warren is the first pick of 22%. That is a big change from September, when she led the field with 29%.

Biden is the first choice of 14%, down six points from September. Buttigieg is preferred by 12%, up six points from September.

04.12.2019 - 03:54 [ junge Welt ]

Bolivien: Putschisten hetzen gegen Venezuela

Bereits am Sonntag hatte US-Außenminister Michael Pompeo in dieselbe Kerbe geschlagen. Bei einem Auftritt an der Universität von Louisville erklärte er, bezogen auf die Proteste in Bolivien, Chile, Kolumbien und Ecuador, dass diese zwar »Ausdruck von Demokratie« seien. Das Weiße Haus sehe sich aber veranlasst, die »legitimen Regierungen« dahingehend zu unterstützen, dass die sozialen Mobilisierungen nicht von Kuba und Venezuela »gekapert« würden.

04.12.2019 - 03:46 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia: TIAR Ministers to Plan New Actions Against Venezuela

In the Bogota meeting, it is expected the participation of governments aligned with the U.S. foreign policy, among which are Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru.

The U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Carlos Trujillo and the U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak are also expected to attend the TIAR meeting.

03.12.2019 - 16:43 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of @CCIAction. Together, we’re going to win the Iowa caucus and defeat Trump by mobilizing millions of working people to fight for justice.

03.12.2019 - 16:32 [ New York Times ]

114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.

Sherine’s heartbreak reflects that of parents who cared for the 34,000 students sleeping in New York’s homeless shelters last year — enough children to fill a small city.

Sandy stands on her tiptoes and squints across the East River as the N train pulls onto the Manhattan Bridge. She watches the skyline until the train dips underground.

02.12.2019 - 17:59 [ Reuters ]

Pompeo says U.S. will help prevent Latin American protests becoming riots

“We in the Trump administration will continue to support countries trying to prevent Cuba and Venezuela from hijacking those protests and we’ll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don’t reflect the democratic will of the people,” Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.

02.12.2019 - 10:25 [ MSNBC ]

Will the Democratic presidential nominee be chosen at the DNC?

Democrats are telling Axios that there’s a realistic scenario where Mayor Buttigieg wins Iowa, Sen. Warren wins New Hampshire, fmr. VP Biden wins South Carolina, and Sen. Sanders wins Nevada in the Democratic presidential primary. If such a situation were to happen, some think that the Democratic candidate will be decided in July at the Democratic National Convention. Alex Witt and her panel discuss.

02.12.2019 - 02:47 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Nach wie vor keine Beweise: Hält die OAS Bericht über Wahlen in Bolivien zurück?

Kritik kam auch von Abgeordneten des US-Kongresses. Sie wandten sich in einem offenen Brief an den Leiter der OAS-Beobachtermission in Bolivien, Manuel González. In zehn Fragen an Gonzáles stellen sie indirekt dessen Kurzbericht in Frage.

02.12.2019 - 01:52 [ Reuters ]

Mexico will not accept intervention from abroad, president says

Referring to recent outbreaks of gang violence that have fed concern that the United States could try to intervene in Mexico, Lopez Obrador thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support and said his government would handle the country’s security challenges.

02.12.2019 - 01:45 [ Reuters ]

Trump off to London for NATO summit, under pressure to steer clear of British election

He will have separate talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and attend a working lunch with representatives from Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and the United Kingdom. U.S. officials see the NATO summit as a celebratory moment for Trump as his pressure on member nations has led many to increase their military spending.

30.11.2019 - 21:19 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

“Primary voters have always had special appreciation for veteran candidates, & that’s why voters are giving Tulsi a look. They admire her service…& anyone watching the race knows this candidate doesn’t back down from a fight.“ Great interview on New Hampshire evening news WMUR

30.11.2019 - 20:02 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Walmart made $9.86 billion last year. Surely, they can afford to pay employees working over the long Thanksgiving weekend extra. America doesn’t suffer from scarcity — we suffer from greed.

30.11.2019 - 02:54 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia: Human Rights Defenders Mission Harrassed Upon Arrival

On Friday, the Mercosur Parliament’s Human Rights Commission also arrived in Bolivia to make contact with the victims of repression and prepare a report, which will be presented at the session of that regional integration mechanism on Dec. 9.

„The Mercosur Parliament decided that its Human Rights Commission will carry out a public hearing to have a broader vision and elaborate a report,“ Argentine parliamentarian Cecilia Merchan said.