teleSUR | February 14, 2019
Sixty-four containers holding 933 tons of medical supplies, from gastrointestinal medication to prenatal vitamins, arrived from Venezuelan allies Thursday, the Health Ministry reported.
Twenty-five million euros-worth of humanitarian aid was delivered to Puerto de la Guaira, Venezuela from international partners in Cuba, China, Russia, Palestine, Turkey, among others.
Over 22,570 units of spare parts for medical equipment, 192,000 kit for diagnostic tests and “more than 100,000 kit for cytology” were included in the shipment, which Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said is received regularly in the port city.Read More »
by Philip Giraldi
Americans consistently indicate in opinion polls that they approve of congress less than any other part of the federal government. The approval rating is sometimes in the single digits. As the congress was intended, per the Founders, to serve as the direct link to the American people, there is a certain irony in its being the most despised branch of government.
One can blame the two major parties for much of the negativity, as the process whereby candidates for office rise through the system that seems designed to weed out anyone who has ever expressed any viewpoint that is not approved by the bipartisan establishment. Indeed, many Americans complain that Democratic and Republican congress critters differ only superficially, both being corrupt from top to bottom and largely driven to stay on top so they can continue to benefit personally from the spoils of office.Read More »
All flights in and out of Belgium are canceled due to a general strike on February 13, 2019.
Ageneral strike over pay and working conditions has brought Belgium to a halt, leading to total chaos in airports, on the roads and in the skies.
Though Brussels Airlines provided advance warning of the general strike last week, thousands of travelers unable to change their plans have been stranded at airports across the nation that hosts the EU capital. Some 60,000 people’s travel plans have been affected, with only emergency and military flights allowed to depart or arrive nation-wide.
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Amazon has a dirty secret.
Despite its commitment to renewable energy, the world’s largest cloud company is hoping no one will notice that it’s still powering its massive data centers with fracked gas and dirty coal.
Greenpeace’s brand new report, “Clicking Clean Virginia — The Dirty Energy Powering Data Center Alley”, found that Amazon’s Virginia expansion could lead to more pipelines, more pollution, and more problems for our climate.1 That’s because despite committing to use 100% renewable energy back in 2014, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has grown by nearly 60% in the past two years in Northern Virginia — the physical heart of the internet and where dirty energy is still the norm. In this same time period, AWS has not built a single new renewable energy project.Read More »