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April 14, 2021

Opposition

Analysis: Raised fist, dangling handcuffs: a snapshot of Cuban dissent

Reuters
HAVANA (Reuters) – A striking image is circulating this week on social media in Cuba: a dissident pumping his fist in the air, handcuffs dangling from one wrist, after friends and neighbors helped him evade arrest by police in Havana. A man who did not want to be identified shows......

Vaccine passport efforts draw opposition from GOP lawmakers

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Harrisburg, Pa. – Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point in America’s perpetual political wars, with Republicans portraying them as......

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he tested positive for COVID-19

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido attends a session of Venezuela’s National Assembly at a public park in Caracas, Venezuela December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and has mild symptoms. Guaido said......

Tanzania opposition leader says Magufuli in India with COVID-19

Reuters
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Tanzania’s main opposition leader said on Thursday that President John Magufuli, an avowed COVID-19 sceptic out of public view for nearly two weeks, is in India receiving medical treatment for the virus and is in a serious condition. FILE PHOTO: Tanzania’s President elect John Magufuli salutes members......

Despite opposition, Florida Senate panel OKs energy infrastructure preemption bill

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Florida’s Legislature is cranking up the “preemption train” again with a bevy of Republican-sponsored bills seeking to dilute local authority, including proposals to prohibit cities and counties from regulating vacation rentals and seaports. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee advanced......

Senegal opposition leader indicted and released on bail

Reuters
Presidential candidate Ousmane Sonko gives a speech during a campaign rally in Pikine, on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra/File Photo DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal’s opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was indicted and released on bail under judicial supervision on Monday, his lawyer said, as he......

Boy killed in Senegal protests as opposition steps up pressure

Reuters
DAKAR (Reuters) – A 17-year-old boy was killed by gunfire in southern Senegal on Saturday, a government official said, and several police stations were ransacked as opponents of President Macky Sall called for more protests next week. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual......

Pakistani PM wins vote of confidence amidst opposition protest, boycott

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan won a vote of confidence from parliament on Saturday in......

Ivory Coast opposition eyes comeback in Saturday’s legislative election

Reuters
ADZOPE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) – Opposition parties led by two former presidents will try to shake the grip of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara in a parliamentary election on Saturday, five months after a presidential vote that led to deadly unrest. People walk pass next to a campaign billboard showing......

Senegal opposition leader arrested as supporters clash with police

Reuters
By Cooper Inveen, Ngouda Dione DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal’s main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies. An employee at a beauty salon accused Sonko last month of rape. The......

Hawley defends opposition to every Biden Cabinet nominee: ‘I take them one at a time’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I take them one at a time, if there is someone I think will be good to Missouri, that I can defend to my voters, somebody who I think is going to be good for the job, I’ll vote......

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

Reuters
N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said. FILE PHOTO: Chadian President Idriss Deby attends a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in......

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Major opposition parties in the South Caucasus nation of Georgia vowed on Wednesday to boycott Parliament until the government releases a prominent opponent detained recently. The instability adds yet another country to a growing list of......

Georgian police storm opposition party offices, detain its leader

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Georgian police stormed the party offices of opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him early on Tuesday, days after the prime minister resigned after a disagreement over whether to take the prominent politician into custody. Melia, chairman of the United National Movement (UNM) opposition party, had been......

‘She became an easy target’: GOP opposition to Haaland rankles Native Americans

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, has been a sharp critic of fossil fuel development, a stance that has made her nomination among the more contentious of Biden’s picks. And she may also face tough questioning from the Democratic......

Australia’s political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation: sources

Reuters
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s political opposition will support proposed legislation that would force Alphabet’s Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content, two sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The bill, whose prospects are being widely watched around the world, is dependent upon support from the......

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