According to information revealed by the New York Times this week, the deal involves Chinese investments of about US$400 billion over the next 25 years. “Both sides have clear incentives here. China secures a cheap supply of oil and deepens its strategic ties in the Middle East, while Iran… gains economic benefits and a large signal showing it is not as isolated as the U.S. claims,” outlet El Economista commented.
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Netflix recently acquired U.S. rights for Olivier Assayas’s Wasp Network (2019) a Cuban spy thriller headlined by Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Gael García Bernal, and Wagner Moura. The film, marketed in France as Cuban Network, is available via VOD. Cuban Network / Wasp Network centers on the true story of Cuban spies in the U.S. during the 1990s, when anti-Castro groups based in Florida carried out military attacks on Cuba and the Cuban government struck back with the Wasp Network to infiltrate those organizations. The film world-premiered at Venice last year.
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When Norton was in Venezuela, it was not long after President Donald Trump’s administration tried to install opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s president. Norton said it would be hard to overstate “how ridiculous the media coverage is of Venezuela.” “There’s not that much violence happening,” Norton recalled. “I didn’t see any violence when I was there. I barely even saw police. It’s just so surreal.”
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BEN NORTON—The United States has seized at least $1 billion of Venezuelan public funds that Washington in turn claimed were supposedly being stolen by government officials, according to Univision. This is in addition to the billions more worth of Venezuelan state assets that have been illegally taken over by the Trump administration, the most important of which is Caracas’ crown jewel, the oil refinery Citgo.
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AJAMU BARAKA—After the first trial ended in a mistrial because the jurors refused to convict the protectors, the government offered to drop the federal charge and not seek any jail time for the defenders. In return, they wanted the defenders to plead guilty to a local DC charge of incommoding. After discussing this offer with members of this committee, other members of the Embassy Protection Collective and other allies, they decided to accept this plea agreement.