2020-09-09: News Headlines

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-08). As Covid-19 Cases Surge in Developing Countries, USAID Disbands Coronavirus Task Force. commondreams.org A federal task force fighting the spread of the coronavirus around the world will disband on Wednesday amid efforts by the Trump administration to treat the Covid-19 pandemic as an event that is firmly in the past. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1211310455_1.jpg

_____ (2020-09-07). Canada's Regime Change Efforts In Nicaragua Rife With Hypocrisy. popularresistance.org A recently leaked USAID document highlights "the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021." The stated aim is to replace president Daniel Ortega with "a government committed to the rule of law, civil liberties, and a free civil society." HighlightingWashington's aim, Ben Norton notes, "the 14-page USAID document employed the word 'transition' 102 times, including nine times on the first page alone."