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Action Needed Today: Call for release of political prisoners in El Salvador

Action Needed Today: Call for release of political prisoners in El Salvador

TAKE ACTION HERE: Send an email or Tweet at Salvadoran authorities and/or the U.S. Embassy  Protests have taken to the streets since Thursday night, when members of the National Civilian Police (PNC) illegally detained five former cabinet members from the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). Read more here from CISPES. Among those captured were Dra.…
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France Approves COVID Health Pass

France Approves COVID Health Pass

Photo: courtesy of Democracy Now! Germany Considers Restrictions for Unvaccinated People.   As COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the world, fueled by the more transmissible Delta variant, more countries are enacting or considering health passes for vaccinated people. France just approved a highly contested law making proof of vaccination…
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Human Rights Organizations in El Salvador Denounce Arbitrary Detentions of Former Government Officials as Illegal and Politically-Motivated

Human Rights Organizations in El Salvador Denounce Arbitrary Detentions of Former Government Officials as Illegal and Politically-Motivated

Dr. Violeta Menjívar, fomer Minister of Health and former Mayor of San Salvador, is one of the former cabinet members illegally detained. Bukele regime scrambles to cast aspersions amidst scrutiny on corruption in his administration and growing discontent among the population. In an aggressive show of force Thursday night, operatives…
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Bottlenecks  

Bottlenecks  

Photo: crjbr.com By Isaac Cohen* There is evidence of a decrease in some of the bottlenecks that are generating price increases and justifying concerns about a spike of inflationary pressures. A recent paper by the staff of the Bank for International Settlements, “the bank of the central banks,” concluded that…
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