Frances Martel

Frances Martel

Articles by Frances Martel

Hospitals in Brazil’s Amazon Region Capital Run Out of Oxygen

Hospitals in Manaus, the regional capital of Brazil’s Amazonas deep in the eponymous rain forest, began reporting shortages of oxygen Thursday, reportedly forcing doctors to inject dying Chinese coronavirus patients with morphine to ease the pain of asphyxiation.

An oxygen tank is seen as Juan Carlos Lara, 59, a patient with COVID-19, is taken inside a security capsule, on an air ambulance transferring him from Iquitos to the Intensive Care Unit of the Rebagliati Hospital, in Lima, on September 01, 2020. - A small air ambulance is helping …

Report: Afghanistan Lets Go 10 Chinese Caught Building Fake Uyghur Terror Cell

The human rights magazine Bitter Winter reported on Wednesday that the government of Afghanistan deported ten Chinese nationals last week initially accused of engaging in terrorist activity, but later believed to be attempting to create a fake Uyghur terrorist cell to defame the ethnic group.

thnic Uyghur members of the Communist Party of China carry a flag as they take part in an organized tour on June 30, 2017 in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. Kashgar has long been considered the cultural heart of Xinjiang for the province's …

China: W.H.O. Should Research Origin of Coronavirus in Other Countries

China’s National Health Commission, its top public health authority, urged the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on Wednesday to investigate the origin of the Chinese coronavirus – which first began infecting humans in Wuhan, China – in other countries.

A member of a Chinese honor guard wears a face mask as he stands guard on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi …

Ugandan Dictator on Outcry over Social Media Shutdown: ‘Uganda Is Ours’

Yoweri Museveni, who has been “president” of Uganda for nearly 35 years, accused foreign social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook of attempting to “come and play around with our country” amid a presidential election campaign in remarks Tuesday following his ban on the sites.

Newly re-elected president Yoweri Museveni, in power since three decades, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at his country house in Rwakitura, about 275 kilometres west of the capital Kampala on February 21, 2016.

Cuba Accuses U.S. of ‘Biological War’ After Terror Designation

Granma, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, accused the United States on Thursday of “biological war” against the island after the State Department announced this week that Cuba would return to its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The first US-to-Cuba cruise ship to arrive in the island nation in decades glides into the port of Havana, on May 2, 2016. The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century, the Adonia -- a vessel from the Carnival cruise's Fathom line -- set sail from …

China: Twitter ‘Ruthlessly Deprived’ Trump of Freedom of Speech

China’s state-run Global Times declared in an article Sunday that President Donald Trump’s permanent removal from the social media outlet Twitter was proof “freedom of speech does have political and ethical boundaries” in its “true essence.”

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone via speakerphone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the Oval Office of the White House on August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump announced that the United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement on trade. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty …

China: Missing Uyghurs Guilty of ‘Murder, Rape, Drug-Dealing’

The local Communist Party of Xinjiang, China — where authorities have built over 1,000 concentration camps to imprison millions of Uyghurs and other Muslims — claimed in remarks to the press Monday that Uyghurs who went missing there were guilty of “murder, rape,” and other crimes.

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Iran Calls Rioters ‘Trump’s Trailer Trash’

Iran’s PressTV state propaganda outlet featured a headline at the top of its page on Monday morning condemning the U.S. Capitol riot last week, reading, “Trump’s Trailer Trash Tramples ‘Temple of Democracy.'”

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. - Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American …

Ayatollah Khamenei: U.S. Wants to Bring Capitol Riot to Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the dictator of Iran, claimed in remarks on Friday that the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday is the state of affairs that the United States would like to see in the long-term in Iran “to trigger a civil war.”

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of members of the paramilitary Basij force in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Iran's top leader has warned that renewal of …

Iranian Media: Capitol Riot a Product of ‘Racist Roots’ of America

PressTV, an Iranian state propaganda outlet, made the case in a column published Thursday that a riot at the U.S. Capitol the day before occurred because of the “racist roots of the United States” and, in particular, the racism allegedly inherent in the Electoral College system.

Protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty …

Cuba Compares Capitol Riot to Lincoln Assassination

Granma, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, compared a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by alleged supporters of President Donald Trump to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the destruction of the White House by the British in 1814.

Protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty …