Venezuela condemns U.S. veto blocking access to IMF’s COVID-19 funds and other stories

Today we look restrictions on Venezuela’s access to the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights funds, the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq, and more

October 08, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up, we take a look the IMF’s restrictions on Venezuela’s access to 5 billion dollars in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) funds; the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq scheduled for October 10th following years of protests for political and economic reforms; the occupation of a pipeline facility of Peru’s state-owned PetroPeru company by Indigenous activists protesting contamination by oil spills; and the ongoing strike against unsafe working conditions and low pay by health workers in Guinea-Bissau. 

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