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Cuando el pueblo cubano se levantó

first_imgEditorial del 2 de enero de 2019 – Es una isla a solo 90 millas de los Estados Unidos que ha sido invadida, bloqueada y que aún está parcialmente ocupada en la Bahía de Guantánamo por el más poderoso de todos los países imperialistas.Sin embargo, desde hace 60 años, Cuba revolucionaria ha sobrevivido como un país dedicado a construir el socialismo en el país, al mismo tiempo que ayuda a los movimientos de liberación y los pueblos oprimidos en otros países.Cuba no solo ha sobrevivido. Ha inspirado a millones de personas en América Latina, África y en todo el mundo con su aplicación ingeniosa de la teoría y la práctica revolucionaria a los problemas impuestos por las amenazas imperialistas y el subdesarrollo.La clave de la fuerza del movimiento revolucionario que el 1 de enero de 1959 expulsó a la dictadura de Batista, esa notoria pandilla de torturadores y explotadores que había hecho de Cuba un paraíso para los millonarios estadounidenses y un infierno para campesinas/os y trabajadoras/es, fue que destruyó el viejo estado represivo y estableció estructuras para garantizar el gobierno de las/os trabajadores y agricultores.Casi de inmediato, la revolución lanzó un programa de alfabetización, enviando a estudiantes de secundaria al campo para enseñar a las/os pobres de las zonas rurales cómo leer y escribir. Pronto les proporcionó materiales para construir casas reales, con agua corriente y luz eléctrica. Los cortadores de caña de azúcar se regocijaron mientras quemaban las chozas con suelo de tierra y techo de paja de los viejos tiempos.Mujeres y hombres, blancos y negros, se unieron a la milicia popular recientemente organizada para defender su revolución contra los yanquis y sus mercenarios. Una industria cinematográfica revolucionaria describió con sinceridad estos momentos emocionales, y no tuvo miedo de mostrar un atraso que había que superar, como aquellos que todavía abrigaban actitudes sexistas que abucheaban a las milicias femeninas cuando desfilaban. Fue el comienzo del trabajo de concientización del Partido Comunista de Cuba sobre temas de sexo y género.Cuando una invasión contrarrevolucionaria de mercenarios entrenados y financiados por los Estados Unidos llegó en abril de 1961 en Playa Girón, fue derrotada en pocos días con un pueblo armado movilizado junto al ejército regular. En medio de esa invasión, Fidel Castro, el líder inmortal de la revolución, dijo por primera vez al pueblo que Cuba había hecho una “revolución socialista” bajo las narices de los imperialistas yanquis.El hecho mismo de que Fidel llamara socialista a la revolución en medio de la invasión era una prueba de que el socialismo era lo que el pueblo cubano quería y por lo que estaba dispuesto a morir. (Este escritor estaba en la abarrotada oficina de Nueva York del Movimiento 26 de Julio cuando el discurso de Fidel llegó a través de la radio de onda corta. Sus palabras provocaron un estallido de vítores y boinas lanzadas alegremente en el aire).Cuba capturó 1,200 gusanos (contrarrevolucionarios) durante la invasión y obligó al gobierno de los Estados Unidos a pagar reparaciones a cambio de su liberación. Apenas dos semanas después de la invasión, Fidel habló en una gran concentración del Primero de Mayo. Sus palabras capturaron el orgullo y la alegría de las masas cubanas en su gran victoria sobre el imperialismo y sus lacayos:“Y este 1º de Mayo dice mucho de lo que ha sido hasta aquí la Revolución, de lo que ha logrado hasta hoy la Revolución… En este 1º de Mayo, tan distinto de aquellos primeros de mayo, tan distinto sobre todo porque antes aquella fecha era la ocasión en que cada sector obrero expresaba sus demandas, sus ansias de mejoramiento frente a quienes eran sordos por completo a los intereses de su clase, frente a los que no podían ni siquiera responder ni acceder a ninguna de aquellas demandas fundamentales, porque no gobernaban para el pueblo, no gobernaban para los obreros, no gobernaban para los campesinos, no gobernaban para los sectores humildes del país; gobernaban solo para los privilegiados, gobernaban solo para los intereses económicos dominantes.  …. ya los obreros saben que todo lo que la Revolución hace, todo lo que el Gobierno hace o pueda hacer, tiene un solo y exclusivo propósito, y es ayudar a su clase, ayudar a su pueblo”.Y la revolución continúa – ¡Viva la revolución cubana, socialista!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Frewsburg Man Charged After Allegedly Driving While Impaired By Marijuana

first_imgMGN Stock Image.ELLICOTT – A Frewsburg man was charged for allegedly driving while his ability was impaired by drugs following a traffic stop this week on Route 60 near Jamestown.New York State Police say 35-year-old Steven Moller was pulled over on Route 60 Sunday after troopers allegedly observed him make a traffic violation.After failing several standardized field sobriety tests, troopers say Moller was placed under arrest.The man was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital in Jamestown where a blood sample was secured. Moller was then evaluated by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert and determined to be under the influence of Marijuana.Troopers say Moller was processed, issued tickets and released. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicott Court on a later date. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I think it’s so dumb to get pulled over for pot I have a dwai driving while ability impaired from pot charge now and they took my License and everything and I have to pay a lot of money to get it back because of it I just think it’s ridiculous and stupid marijuana does not affect you in that way I haven’t legally now and it’s almost totally legal here I just don’t get itlast_img read more

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Pellegrini hopes lessons learned

first_img Pellegrini voiced his frustration with his players after they needed to recover from 2-0 down against the Championship side in the FA Cup fourth-round tie at the Etihad Stadium. City eventually won 4-2 after a Sergio Aguero hat-trick, but Pellegrini said after the game their defending was a “disaster” and he would have liked to substitute all 11 players. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes Saturday’s scare against Watford has shaken any complacency out of his side. Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview the midweek Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham, said: “It was a good lesson – to pay attention in the right moments. “In football the difference between winning and losing is very slight. “I can’t say what they saw of me, but I think we made the correct arrangements during half-time. “I think the reaction was very important, as was the way we finished the game.” City, who remain in contention in four competitions, now turn their attention back to the league and their bid for a second title in three years. The trip to Spurs, a side pushing for Champions League qualification, marks the start of a tough spell that could prove critical in the season’s final reckoning. In February, City host Chelsea in the league and FA Cup and then take on Barcelona at home in the Champions League. The Capital One Cup final against Sunderland follows on March 2. Pellegrini said: “In the way the season continues every match will be more important. Press Association “We have a month of February where we have very important games for the Premier League, to try to continue on the top of the table with Arsenal and Chelsea. “After we have knockout games against Chelsea in the FA Cup and the first leg against Barcelona, very difficult games. “From now until the end of the season we must continue in our best form.” City thrashed Spurs 6-0 when the sides met in Manchester in November, but the Londoners have found form under new manager Tim Sherwood and have won five of their last seven. Pellegrini said: “The results say that they have improved a lot. “They have won the last four (Premier League) games. I saw the last two games they played and they are playing very well.” Pellegrini believes Spurs are still in contention for the title and has not ruled out a push by champions Manchester United, who are now outsiders but have bolstered their ranks with record signing Juan Mata. Pellegrini, speaking ahead of United’s game against Cardiff, said: “I don’t think we are just three teams involved for the title. “Tottenham, Liverpool, Everton and Manchester United continue with chances. “In football you never know. We have 48 points more to play for and if you add 48 to 37 (United’s total), it is 85, an important amount of points. “I think an important player can change a team in every game. “I am not just talking about Mata and Man United, but Man United have bought a very good player.” The trip to White Hart Lane brings City up against their former player Emmanuel Adebayor, whose game has been revived under Sherwood with three goals this month. Adebayor had been frozen out by former manager Andre Villas-Boas and left City after disagreements with Pellegrini’s predecessor Roberto Mancini. Pellegrini said: “It is always important to have a striker Adebayor in a good moment so I am sure we are going to have a very tough game against them. “It is important I know that our team will try to go there and win the game, not the history with him.” last_img read more

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Unbeaten GSA boys overcoming inexperience with balance

first_imgBLUE HILL — They’re at it again.Winning games is hardly a surprise for the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team, which entered the year looking to continue a remarkable run that’s included three state titles, 15 tournament wins, 83 overall victories and just six losses over the previous four years. Even as years change and players come and go, the Eagles always seem to put forth a winning team.After the 2018-19 season, the GSA boys were looking at perhaps a bit more uncertainly than usual with six seniors from the Eagles’ Northern Maine runner-up team set to graduate. With Andrew Szwez, GSA’s top scorer and rebounder a year ago, transferring to Bangor High School over the summer, the Eagles were set to have one returning starter, senior Caden Mattson, and a very young bench.“We lost a lot of players,” GSA head coach Dwayne Carter said. “We had one starter back in Caden, and some of the other kids we have had played minutes last year — some, but not a ton.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNone of that has mattered this year for GSA, which is once again a championship-caliber team with the tournament just a month away. A squad that might have had questions of inexperience entering the season is instead in-sync and firing on all cylinders as it tears through Class C North.With seven games remaining, GSA is 11-0 and has its sights set on another deep run in the postseason. Eight of the Eagles’ 11 wins have come by 20 points or more, and only one team, Deer Isle-Stonington, has come within single digits.“It’s been trial by fire because we’re all are kind of new to it besides me, but we’ve really figured it out,” Mattson said. “We’re really close, and it’s a team effort whether we’re on the court or off the court.”GSA’s Austin Snow looks to pass against Lee Academy’s Ethen Allard during a high school boys’ basketball game Dec. 7 in Blue Hill. The Eagles have won by 20 points or more in eight of their 11 games. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLIn Mattson and Milos Sujica, the Eagles have two top-notch defenders and 3-point shooters; in David Gadsby, they have one of the region’s quickest players and a consistent scorer; in Michael Moon, Teague Smallidge and Austin Snow, they have another set of capable shooters who can provide more options if opponents key in on Gadsby, Mattson or both.On any given night, any of those six players can provide the bulk of the scoring for the Eagles. In one game, GSA’s 83-41 win at Bucksport on Dec. 17, all six players finished in double figures.How, exactly, can opponents even defend against GSA’s array of threats?“You’re going to have to ask them; I’m not even sure,” Gadsby said. “We’re very confident in each other, so if somebody is playing good defense on one of us, we know we have a brotherhood of guys who can take over the game.”This GSA team, Carter believes, differs from past squads in that it lacks the superstar power the Eagles’ Gold Ball-winning units from 2016-18 had. Yet that has allowed GSA to throw a few more wrinkles into its game plans, and the team’s communication has turned that into positive results.“We look for each other more than any of the other teams I’ve coached recently because we know we don’t have that superstar that we’ve had in the past,” Carter said. “We’re so unselfish, and we just pass to the open guy and pass and cut. Everybody is just as happy to make the passes as they are to score the points.”That concept was on display Friday night as 10 different players scored in GSA’s 69-37 win over Bucksport. Mattson (19 points) and Gadsby (17 points) led the way offensively for the Eagles, whose effort at the other end of the floor paved the way for a blowout win over a Bucksport team it led 45-10 at halftime.“We rebounded really well, and all of us played really good help-side D,” Mattson said. “It was just a total team effort from everybody.”GSA, which beat Sumner (2-8) 70-44 on Monday and will play on the road against Lee Academy (1-7) tomorrow, Jan. 15, will host Searsport Friday, Jan. 17. The Eagles will then host Calais on Monday, Jan. 20. All three games are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tip-offs.This season has been an interesting one in the Class C North ranks with the top three teams, Central Aroostook, Dexter and GSA, not scheduled to face one another at any point in the regular season. Elsewhere, reigning regional champion Houlton won’t be in the field this year after moving up to Class B.For Carter, though, there is no use in fretting about whom his team might or might not play; the Eagles are focused on playing their game, and if the results from both this season and years past are to be believed that strategy should suit this group just fine.“When you get to the tournament, you look for tendencies in teams, but you need to do what you do best,” Carter said. “We’re going to work and make some adjustments if we need to, but we’re confident in what we do, and I think we’ll be fine if we keep doing that.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Biocenter_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

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Another failed witch-hunting expedition

first_imgDear Editor,The freeing of Dr Jennifer Westford and Ms Margaret Cummings is another failure in the latest witch-hunting expedition of this Government, as well as another nail in the Coalition’s coffin. They had instituted trumped-up charges, and were further embarrassed by a no-case conviction statement from a magistrate.I do not know how many more trumped-up charges this Coalition must pursue for them to hear those embarrassing words, “You have no case”; but such is the sorry situation of this bunch we have for a Government, where they would not accept the fact that their incompetence is the real problem, and not the PPP/C, who ran a successful Government, one based on sound economic principles and one that had as its benchmark above board management.So, to earn a conviction of any kind on any one of the PPP/C administrators is a definite no-no. The prudent management of state funds during the PPP/C era dictated that they follow the straight and narrow, so I am convinced that all of these witch-hunts would turn up empty.The Coalition, when in Opposition, represented a conglomeration of parties whose sole aim and purpose was to get the PPP/C out of office. So they embarked on a vicious campaign call of “corruption! The PPP/C is corrupt.” This followed a mass appeal that there would be mass incarceration of “all” PPP/C personnel. So, at the inauguration of that very same coalition, a financial audit was set up to check on the books to unearth all financial improprieties, then round-up all PPP/C so-called fraudsters and put them in jail. To date, that has not taken place, so what we are witnessing here with this last dismissal case is a mad scramble to get a conviction somewhere somehow. Jaipaul Sharma is hard pressed to bring in someone guilty. This is the million-dollar question he is faced with: How can he get a conviction?So, he, in his desperation, is calling for a reinstitution of charges against the two former PPP/C officers. What an oddity!But let me remind Sharma of a few things: it was this very same Junior Finance Minister who, after being paid millions to conduct audits into the former Government’s accounts, said there was no evidence of misconduct or embezzlement of public funds. I am sure folks are familiar with those statements. So how can Sharma now expect Westford and Cummings to be guilty of anything when he was the one in the first place who cleared them of wrongdoing? It just does not make any sense.In the same vein, it does not make any sense to re-institute charges against the two, because the same result would prevail. If anyone should face the heat, it should be Sharma; because to so brazenly drag these two fine ladies to court, and after wasting millions of taxpayers’ money he cannot get a conviction, Sharma is the one who is plain guilty, and should be thrown in jail for peddling lies.But as the situation unfolds, the Government is not giving up. It is prepared to waste taxpayers’ millions in another shot in the air with this political manifesto of massive corruption under the PPP/C Government, without a shred of evidence to support their claim.Finally, Sharma is digging in his heels, seeing time is running out on him and his Government to prove that “corruption” fairytale story true.  Sharma, for his own part, is also at his wits’ end to earn his keep as “a minister” in the Coalition. He must show some degree of “relevance” in that coalition of sorts, but what he has to understand is that a lie is a lie, and no amount of talk can change it. I rest my case.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers looking to get out of cellar

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong And that change of culture is exactly what the neophyte mentor wants as he starts his journey with the Blazers.“That’s what we’re hoping for, that somehow, that experience for them, that snake-pit down there would give them a sense of urgency, a sense of motivation that we don’t want to be back there again,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTang knows that bringing St. Benilde back to its old glory is going to be a tough climb. But just like every rebuilding team, he’s trusting the process.“Right now, we don’t really expect much. It’s the changing of the culture and the environment and we’re trying to change that whole atmosphere. What we’re trying to get through is trying to work as a team. We’re struggling, but hopefully, when the season starts, we’ll be able to mend ourselves working together.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hail to the Timberland King of the Mountain The Blazers will once again lean on Gerard Castor, JJ Domingo, and Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu in their campaign, but Tang believes that with the right breaks, his whole team is capable of doling out significant contributions for the Taft side this year.“The whole team is in a different level in terms of everyone of them are equal and ready to contribute.It’s just a matter of giving them the right time and exposure in the game. I feel that everybody can help our team this time around,” he said. LATEST STORIES View comments Head coach: Ty TangLast Season: 1-17Holdovers: JJ Domingo, Gerard Castor, Clement LeutcheuKey Losses: Christian Fajarito, Fons SaavedraKey Additions: Matthew Johnson, Unique NaboaStuck in the cellar for the past two seasons, St. Benilde is eyeing to finally get out of the muck under new coach TY Tang.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers650 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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19 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde admits Dembele dismissal baffled him

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde admits Dembele dismissal baffled himby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits Ousmane Dembele’s dismissal against Sevilla baffled him.Dembele was sent off late in Barcelona’s win for comments made to the referee just moments after Ronald Araujo was shown a straight red himself.It has been reported that the Frenchman said “very bad, you’re very bad” to the referee, which saw him given his marching orders.”I don’t know what he said,” Valverde said when asked for his opinion in his post-match press conference.”But I don’t think it was too long a sentence.”With the Araujo dismissal on his debut, it didn’t seem like a foul to me.”Then the Dembele one is a mystery.”Looking at the match as a whole, Valverde was understandably delighted to finish with such a comprehensive scoreline.”It was a complicated and important game for us,” he explained.”They’ve had a lot of chances, but this is what it is.”They left spaces and we had more punch, which proved key.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Gwitchin people ready to take on Trump over arctic drilling

first_img(Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Yukon. Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)Shirley McLeanAPTN NewsThe Gwitchin peoples in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska are rolling up their sleeves once again to fight for the protection of the Porcupine Caribou Herd against U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempts to reopen drilling in the Arctic.Since 1988, the Gwich’in Nation has successfully resisted multiple attempts by the U.S. Congress to open the Coastal Plain to drilling.But the Trump administration and the Alaskan congressional delegation have renewed their attempts to open it up for oil exploration.“We’re calling in our allies,” said Chief Bruce Charlie of the Vuntut Gwitchin government in Old Crow, Yukon. “These misguided plans from the Trump Administration and Congress put our ancient relationship with the Porcupine Caribou at risk for what amounts to a few months of American oil consumption,” said Charlie. “This cannot be justified and must be stopped.”(Old Crow, Yukon. Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)The herd’s population sits just under 200,000.It has gone up and down in size over time, but it has always been an important part of the ecology of the Western Arctic and the existence of the Gwitchin people.Earlier this month the US house of representatives passed a budget resolution that includes a push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) on the Arctic coast of Alaska to drilling.With 10.4 billion barrels believed to be sitting underneath the refuge, the area is thought to be the largest onshore oil reserve in North America.It’s also the calving grounds for the Porcupine Caribou Herd – and part of president trump’s push to for American energy independence.Dana Tiyza-Tramm is a councillor for the Vuntut Gwitchin.The councillor said multiple studies have shown caribou are sensitive to development and with the plans to open up the refuge for seismic testing throws their future into question.And that the area is sacred to the Gwitchin Nation made up of 9,000 members – not only in Yukon but across the north in Alaska and the Northwest Territories.“At the end of the day we Gwitchin define ourselves of the land and the ANWR lands are our homelands,” said Tiyza-Tramm. “And we can liken that to the land as our bodies and the caribou as our bloodline and what is done to them is done to us”Lorraine Netro sits on the Gwitchin steering committee and advocacy group for the Gwitchin People.She said it’s critical for the nation to gather political support.“We need all of our leaders within the Gwitchin nation, within the Yukon, NWT, our national leaders to stand up and standup up to the plate and stand in unity with the Gwitchin people and let people in Washington DC know that this is unacceptable.”The Resolution instructs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to come up with $1-billion in savings over 10 years in order to fund Republican tax reform plans.Congress has the final say over whether to allow new drilling in the refuge.Dana Tiyza-Tramm said there is a number of moderate Republican senators who are supporting the Gwitchin view right now.And that they need 51 senior senators out of 100 to vote against the proposed budget that is expected to happen any day now.As of today, the nation has installed a public phone so community members in Old Crow can call US senators to make them aware that the Arctic National Wilderness Refuge is a sensitive area with high stakes for the Gwitchin.It is expected that any amendments to regulations to allow seismic testing would require a full-blown environmental assessment which could take 18 months or longer to conductWhich Tiyza-Tramm said gives the Gwithcin still time to lobby if the US Senate votes in favour to open the refuge to drilling.Contact Shirley here: [email protected]last_img read more

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First Nation wants inquiry into racism assaults linked to hydro development

first_imgThe Canadian PressA northern Manitoba First Nation is calling for a provincial inquiry into racism, discrimination, and violence linked to hydroelectric development on its territory.York Factory First Nation Chief Leroy Constant says people have suffered because of the Manitoba Hydro projects.He says women, in particular, have experienced ongoing trauma.A report released last month by the province’s Clean Environment Commission outlined discrimination and sexual abuse at the Crown utility’s work sites in the 1960s and 1970s.The report says there was also racial tension, environmental degradation and an end to the traditional way of life for some Indigenous people.Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires has called the allegations in the commission’s report disturbing and said she is referring the issue to the RCMP.Constant says members of his >First Nation have struggled to have their voices heard and issues with hydro development continue to this [email protected]@aptnnewslast_img read more

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Venezuela holds onto prized US refineries amid legal battle

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela will hold onto its U.S.-based Citgo refineries, settling a lawsuit that threw ownership of the struggling country’s prized assets into peril.Court papers show that Venezuela on Friday began paying off $1.4 billion that a panel said was owed to the Canadian mining firm Crystallex, following a disputed takeover of the company by the late-President Hugo Chavez.To recoup its losses, Crystallex had targeted Citgo refineries, potentially forcing Venezuela to sell off its most valuable foreign asset.Papers filed in a Canadian court say Venezuela recently paid Crystallex $425 million, while agreeing to make good on the rest by 2021. That enables them to hold onto their refineries.Russ Dallen of Miami-based Caracas Capital Markets says the payment shows Venezuela’s changing tactics — from fighting creditors to striking deals.The Associated Presslast_img read more