Daily Archives: 10/15/2021

Guyana: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival – Sunday 17th October 2021

Sunday 17th October 2021. – 4.00PM GY/NY time – 9.00PM UK Time

Streaming on Facebook and YouTube @rupununifestival

‘Venezuela Won’t Even Get to Exploit 5% of Its Oil Reserves’ – Marianela Palacios | Caracas Chronicles

Venezuela – Click to enlarge

Now that oil prices are recovering, Francisco Monaldi analyzes the truth of the nature and magnitude of what lies beneath the Faja del Orinoco (Orinoco Belt) and the historic use of fossil fuel to determine the role of oil in our future 

Marianela Palacios | Caracas Chronicles

IT IS TRUE THAT THERE ARE OVER ONE TRILLION OIL BARRELS IN THE VENEZUELAN SUBSOIL. That’s why Nicolás Maduro brags about the “world’s largest reserves”, although he adds that only a fraction of them are “proven” and exploitable; between 20 and 25 percent of the total amount: 300 billion barrels. But it is also true that, if things stay the way they are, most of it will remain underground forever. The carbon dioxide won’t be released into the atmosphere nor will that wealth be used.              Continue reading

U.S.A: It is astonishing that Two Democratic Senators hold their President’s legacy plan hostage — By Mohamed Hamaludin

Commentary — By Mohamed Hamaludin

The federal government, with Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt as president, in the 1930s, created the New Deal, bringing a vast network of enhanced social services, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and major infrastructural projects. Another Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson, in the 1960s, poured huge amounts of money into the social safety net and also produced the landmark Voting Rights Act. But they faced stiff opposition from those who dub large-scale government spending “socialist” and ruinous to the economy. The same claim is being made against another Democratic President, Joseph R. Biden, and his$3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan.

Biden’s “human infrastructure” package offers free child-care up to age 5, saving the average family $14,800 annually; universal pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds, benefiting five million families, saving each $13,000 annually; and 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.      Continue reading

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