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          International Criminal Court 'facing US threats'      Cache   Translate Page      

ICC member countries should reaffirm the court’s mandate in the face of United States threats to weaken its essential role in international justice, Human Rights Watch says.

International Criminal Court (ICC) member countries should reaffirm the court’s mandate in the face of United States threats to weaken its essential role in international justice, says Human Rights Watch. The 17th session of the court’s annual meeting, the Assembly of States Parties, will take place in The Hague from 5 to 12 December 2018.

The administration of US President Donald Trump has sought to undermine the court’s legitimacy and threatened to thwart investigations involving the US or its allies. On September 10, the US national security adviser, John Bolton, declared that the US would not cooperate with the ICC. He threatened a number of retaliatory steps if the court investigated US citizens or citizens of allied countries, including against court officials and governments cooperating with the ICC. Trump also made critical remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.

“US threats against the ICC are an affront to every victim seeking justice before this court”, said Elizabeth Evenson, associate international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “ICC member countries should demonstrate at their annual meeting their resolve to oppose any effort to undermine the court’s investigations and prosecutions.”

The ICC prosecutor’s request to open an investigation in Afghanistan, which could include crimes committed by Taliban forces and the Afghan government, as well as US military and Central Intelligence Agency personnel, is pending before the court. An ICC investigation in Afghanistan would advance accountability and provide victims with a path to justice, while putting those responsible for serious crimes on notice that they could face prosecution, Human Rights Watch said.

ICC member countries responded to the US threats with strong statements of support for the court. Similar efforts in the past to undermine the court’s work have also been met by firm resistance from members, including a hostile US campaign by the administration of George W. Bush.

Given the broader pressure on the international rule of law, it is all the more important for ICC member countries to defend the court’s mandate with clear statements and actions, Human Rights Watch said. ICC members should seize opportunities during the meeting’s general debate in the language of resolutions adopted, in discussions on state cooperation, and at other moments to show their resolve to ensure that the court can do its job.

Members will mark the 20th anniversary of the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, during a dedicated debate at the session, capping a year of anniversary commemorations. They will also discuss victim rights. Governments and court officials should use discussions to address the court’s challenges, including improving court investigations, deepening the court’s impact in affected communities, and securing arrests based on its warrants since the court depends on member countries to make the arrests. On 17 November 2018, Alfred Yékatom, known as “Rombhot,” was surrendered to the court in a case arising out of its investigation in the Central African Republic, the second arrest in 2018 for the court. But 17 arrest warrants remain outstanding, at the expense of victims and their families.

“The ICC has struggled to deliver on expectations”, Evenson said. “It’s precisely because the court’s role is so crucial in bringing justice that court officials need to step up their performance and member governments need to increase their support.”

Human Rights Watch issued a briefing note in advance of the session, with recommendations to ICC states parties, including for the election of the court’s next prosecutor. The term of the current prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, expires in June 2021. Early preparations and a strictly merit-based approach to the election is needed, Human Rights Watch said.

Negotiations about the court’s annual budget, with funds provided by its member countries, will be part of the agenda. Some member countries have demanded 'zero growth' in the court’s budget, but other countries have increasingly insisted that the court should have the resources it needs to manage its growing workload. During 2018, the ICC prosecutor opened three new preliminary examinations – into the situations in the Philippines, Bangladesh/Myanmar, and Venezuela – and received two referrals from member countries to examine the situations in Palestine and Venezuela.

The ICC is the first permanent global court mandated to bring to justice people responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. It is a court of last resort and has 123 member countries. In addition to the request to open an investigation in Afghanistan, the ICC prosecutor has opened investigations in Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Darfur region of Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, and northern Uganda. The prosecutor is also examining allegations of crimes committed in a number of places to determine whether to open investigations. In addition to Venezuela, Bangladesh/Myanmar, and the Philippines, these include Colombia, Guinea, Nigeria, Palestine, Ukraine, and alleged abuses by United Kingdom armed forces in Iraq.

“The court is a crucial yet vulnerable component of the rule-based global order, and has a vital role to play in backstopping victims’ access to justice”,  Evenson said. “Members should take every opportunity to make clear that they will provide the support it needs.”

* Read Briefing Note for the Seventeenth Session of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties here

* Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/

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          Erdoğan Venezuela'da resmi törenle karşılandı      Cache   Translate Page      
Resmi temaslarda bulunmak üzere Venezuela'ya giden Cumhurbaşkanı Tayyip Erdoğan, resmi törenle karşılandı. Devlet Başkanı Maduro ve Erdoğan ikili görüşme yaptı. 10 anlaşma imzalandı. Sonrasında 2 lider kameraların karşısına geçti.
          Prognose für 2019: Uno rechnet mit 132 Millionen Menschen in Not      Cache   Translate Page      
Viel Geld wird im nächsten Jahr gebraucht, um Menschen in Not zu helfen. Die Vereinten Nationen schätzen den Betrag auf etwa 22 Milliarden Euro. Ein kleiner Teil davon soll an die Nachbarländer von Venezuela gehen.
          Tập chính thức đưa Trung cộng vào “tử lộ”      Cache   Translate Page      
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Trước tiên, xin chúc mừng những ai không muốn "chết bởi Trung cộng" và chia buồn cho những kẻ "thờ ma Trung cộng" bởi tin Trump ngưng áp thuế tiếp tục lên hàng hóa của Trung cộng sau bữa ăn tối giữa Trump với Tập bên lề G20.

Sở dĩ xin chúc mừng - chia buồn vì Tập đã chính thức "nuốt nhục xin hàng" và Trump đã khoan hồng cho Tập bằng bản án tù treo 03 tháng để Tập "sửa mình", nếu sau 90 ngày mà Tập không chịu làm "người tử tế" thì coi như Tập đã tự hủy hoại ân huệ cuối cùng mà Trump đã dành cho sau bữa ăn tối vừa qua.

Trước khi đi vào phân tích việc Tập Cận Bình đã chính thức đưa Trung cộng vào tử lộ, xin điểm lại những chi tiết tại bữa ăn tối Trump - Tập như sau:

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·        Trump và Tập đã hứa sẽ tạm dừng việc áp dụng thuế quan mới khi hai nền kinh tế lớn nhất thế giới đàm phán một thỏa thuận lâu dài;

·        Trump sẽ để lại thuế quan hiện có trên 200 tỷ đô la hàng hóa của Trung cộng ở mức 10% và không tăng tỷ lệ đó lên 25% như kế hoạch vào ngày 01/01/2019;

·        Trung cộng cùng Mỹ ngay lập tức bắt đầu đàm phán về những phàn nàn lớn nhất của Trump về các hoạt động thương mại của Trung cộng như: bảo hộ doanh nghiệp của chính phủ, trộm cắp tài sản trí tuệ, hàng rào phi thuế quan và trộm cắp trên mạng.

·        Trung cộng phải tăng cường mua hàng hóa nông nghiệp và công nghiệp của Mỹ để giảm thâm hụt thương mại với Mỹ;

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* Cuối cùng, sau 90 ngày, nếu không có tiến bộ về cải cách cơ cấu, Mỹ sẽ tăng mức thuế lên 25% trên toàn bộ hàng hóa của Trung cộng nhập vào Mỹ.

Với những ràng buộc trên thì Trump đã ép Tập tự bắn vào đầu mình. Về mặt tâm lý thì Tập đang rơi vào khủng hoảng tâm lý nghiêm trọng bởi phải đối diện với sức ép từ mọi phía. Bởi vì:

* Sức ép từ phía Trump: Sau 03 lần áp thuế, kinh tế Trung cộng bị tổn thương nghiêm trọng, điều này giống như Tập là tài xế lái xe vừa thoát chết tai nạn thảm khốc giờ sẽ rất nhát tay để tiếp tục cầm vô lăng, giữ chân ga vì trong đầu luôn đầy ắp viễn cảnh tai nạn xảy ra. Với tính khí "bất thường, khó đoán" của lão Trump thì Tập sẽ rất sợ làm phật lòng dẫn đến Trump nổi chướng. Điều này gia tăng bất lợi, ảnh hưởng tiêu cực lên các quyết sách kinh tế sắp tới của Tập;

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* Tập chìu lòng Trump thì sẽ mất lòng các "đồng chí" của mình vì hầu hết "đồng chí" của Tập đều ngạo mạng, ngông cuồng, phổi bò, teo não. Việc Tập hạ mình nhượng bộ Trump lần này sẽ là cái cớ cho đám "thừa ngông cuồng - đầy nhiệt tình - dư ngu dốt" có chủ đề đàm tếu, khinh thường, bôi nhọ danh dự, uy tín của Tập Cận Bình vì trước đây Tập đã tuyên bố "người Á Đông khi bị ai đó đánh mình thì mình đánh lại chứ không nhường nhịn".

* Khi Tập thể theo yêu cầu của Trump là "thương mại công bằng" theo phương thức "hàng hóa đổi hàng hóa" thì nền sản xuất của Trung cộng bị sốc nặng bởi hàng hóa Mỹ áp đảo thị trường Đại lục, hàng nội địa sẽ chết ứ trên sân nhà, tạo ra nạn thất nghiệp lịch sử, lợi ích nhóm bị xâm hại nghiêm trọng;

* Khi Tập buộc chấm dứt các hoạt động thương mại như "bảo hộ doanh nghiệp của chính phủ, trộm cắp tài sản trí tuệ, hàng rào phi thuế quan và trộm cắp trên mạng,... " thì hàng loạt nhà máy, cơ xưởng sản xuất do nhà nước quản lý có nguy cơ đóng cửa, các doanh nghiệp sân sau đối diện phá sản và như ta đã biết kinh tế tác động lớn đến chính trị, bản chất tham lam vô độ là đặc trưng của cộng sản vì vậy khi lợi ích của giới tư sản đỏ bị xâm hại thì căn bịnh "giòi đục trong xương đục ra" sẽ phát tác trong nội bộ Trung cộng;

* Kinh tế Trung cộng bị sốc bởi Tập nhượng bộ Trump sẽ kéo theo sự chết yểu của các bẫy nợ mà Trung cộng đang giăng ra khắp địa cầu dưới hình thức "vành đai - con đường" vì Trung cộng phải lo tập trung vào cải cách kinh tế trong nước, tái cấu trúc lại nền kinh tế thì còn tiền bạc và sức lực đâu mà hoàn thành đại dự án "con đường tơ lụa" ? 

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Đường đỏ có nhiều hải cảng Tàu Cộng đã xây dựng cơ sở hạ tầng với “bẫy nợ”

Chỉ phân tích sơ về bức tranh kinh tế và nội tình xã hội Trung cộng sau khi Tập nhượng bộ Trump đã đủ hình dung ra tử lộ mà Trung cộng sẽ bước vào. Trong tay Trump còn đang nắm giữ vô số vũ khí khác lợi hại hơn vũ khí thương mại rất nhiều lần và với quyết tâm xóa sổ chủ nghĩa xã hội khỏi địa cầu thì Trung cộng chớ vội mừng khi Trump trao cho Tập cái ân huệ ngưng áp thuế kia.

Sự hạ mình nhượng bộ của Tập Cận Bình tại bữa ăn tối ở Buenos Aires nó giống như sự xuống cấp của tay pháp sư và khi pháp sư mất phép thì âm binh sẽ trở mặt, quay lưng thậm chí quấy phá lại pháp sư. Một trong số những tên âm binh sau đây sẽ ngoảnh mặt với pháp sư Trung cộng trước tiên là Bắc hàn, những tên âm binh còn lại như Iran, Venezuela, Việt cộng, Phillipines,... hoặc cũng sẽ tự diễn biến hoặc sẽ chết chùm theo Trung cộng dưới trào của thống soái Donald Trump.

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Một lần nữa xin chia buồn cho khối xhcn bởi dù TRUNG CỘNG NUỐT NHỤC XIN HÀNG, NỀN KINH TẾ CỦA TRUNG CỘNG CŨNG KHÔNG TRÁNH KHỎI SỤP ĐỔ TAN TÀNH.



Tran Hung

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          Measles Cases Rise Globally With Spikes In The Middle East, Europe And The Americas      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Measles used to be one of the leading killers of children worldwide. Through the 1950s in the U.S. alone, three to four million people got sick with measles each year. Thousands died. Well, that changed dramatically when a measles vaccine became widely available in 1963. But the number of cases is on the rise again, with the most significant increases in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports. JASON BEAUBIEN, BYLINE: The World Health Organization says there were 6.7 million measles cases in 2017, a 30 percent increase from the year before. Measles deaths are also up significantly. In the Middle East, measles has spiked in war-torn Yemen. In Venezuela, it crept back as the economy and health care systems have collapsed. In Europe, Ukraine is getting hit the worst, but there have also been significant outbreaks in France, Italy, Serbia, and Greece. The WHO warns that anti-vaccination
          Quando un paese si martella le gonadi per compiacere chi gli ha venduto il martello----- GAS PER TAFFAZZI      Cache   Translate Page      


C’è chi martella chi se lo merita

Francia, specchio dei tempi e dello scontro di classe le cui nuove forme le cosiddette sinistre radicali non vogliono capire: quelle della guerra sociale, culturale e geopolitica dei popoli, pressochè tutti proletarizzati dal globalismo neoliberista, contro le élites. Lotta insurrezionale che presenta affinità stretta con quella del 1789, per la sovranità del popolo (lavoratore, operaio, contadino, intellettuale) contro la sovranità del sovrano e dei ceti alle sue fortune legati e dai suoi poteri beneficiati e che, ammaestrata dalla rivolte soprattutto contadine e dalle insubordinazioni dei barbari nel fine-impero, si accoppia al monopolio della forza. Sovranità e monopolio di cui i gruppi dell’accumulazione e della predazione, della menzogna e della cospirazione, sono tornati padroni, dopo che rivoluzioni e rafforzamento in varie forme della volontà, coscienza, conoscenza, forza, dei dominati se l’erano conquistata, o, quanto meno, l’avevano condivisa. Vedi, da noi, le costituzioni, dallo Statuto Albertino a quella antifascista del 1948. Vedi la cubana, quella di Thomas Sankara nel Burkina Faso e la venezuelana, la migliore in assoluto.



Lo strumento di corruzione psicologica impiegato dai gruppi di potere, oggi contestati in varie forme, è la criminalizzazione del termine sovranità, spesso deformato e, nelle intenzioni, vilipeso, in “sovranismo”. Poi si arriva alla separazione tra manifestanti buoni e cattivi, a volte sfruttando l’inserimento di provocatori di regime. Nel caso francese, tra i fermati non si sono trovati i famigerati Black Block, ma solo infermiere, camionisti, contadini e altra gente ridotta allo stremo dagli assiomi della globalizzazione. Di fronte hanno l’uomo di Goldman Sachs, cioè della cima della Piramide. Quello che avevamo noi, in sinergia con le mafie, con tutti i governi degli ultimi trent’anni, prima dell’attuale, non il migliore sognato, ma il meno peggio di tutti (almeno per la parte 5 Stelle). Come dice il collega Marco Cedolin, in Francia abbiamo un popolo di populisti antimondialisti contro il regime neoliberista; da noi siamo un passo avanti: abbiamo una canea euro-mediatica contro un governo populista. Ci siamo portati avanti col lavoro con il voto, anziché con la sollevazione di popolo. Quella era venuta prima, anche se più soft di quella dei fratelli francesi.


Souvranité, parolaccia o salvezza?
Il tema che affronto in questo articolo sta al cuore della questione. Per cui, senza se e senza ma, lunga vita ai Gilè Gialli e alla loro parola d’ordine: “Libertè, egalitè e souvranitè”.


Conoscendo qualche lingua, molti paesi europei, avendo vissuto in alcuni (Germania, Olanda, Regno Unito, Irlanda) credo di permettermi di valutare il sistema mediatico italiano il più sgarruppato dal punto di vista sociale, il più corrotto da conflitti d’interesse, e quello più degradato da coloro che ne condizionano la narrazione. Se ne ha dimostrazione quotidiana. Come vi spiegate che la quasi totalità della stampa-radio-televisione sosteneva con passione più o meno fervida i precedenti governi, quelli della tratta degli schiavi, dell’austerità, dei trattati capestro EU, della devastazione ambientale, del precariato, e oggi si abbatte con furia degna di miglior causa sull’attuale, che qualche latrato, o guaito, contro quei delitti lo emette? Come vi spiegate gli spazi chilometrici dati ai gabbiotti di lamiera, ai quattro mattoni in nero e alla piscina gonfiabile di papà Di Maio, non inquisito, e gli spazi ristretti come un golfino di pessima lana regalati a papà Renzi plurinquisito?

Come vi spiegate che su alcuni accadimenti, per loro natura meritevoli di dibattito e pluralismo di analisi, tipo il caso Giulio Regeni, la stessa, neanche più quasi, totalità esprima un giudizio uniforme e del tutto apodittico? Non è sintomatico che coloro che contro i pentastellati (e il finto nemico Salvini) mettono in campo pressioni, gazzettieri, minacce di obliterazione del paese, siano gli stessi che in questi termini affrontano ogni opposizione all’eurogangsterismo, compresa la rivolta dei Gilet Gialli il cui urlo è souvranité? Non vi dice nulla, a vantaggio e onore dei gialli nel Gialloverde, che l’apparato padronale italiano abbia fatto ricorso ad un’adunata, mai vista prima, di tutti i vertici a Torino, per attivare catapulte di ferro e fuoco sui 5Stelle e non solo per il Tav? E nella scia di questo gesto volutamente drammatico, l’ancor più drammatico grido di dolore dei più grossi cementific tori italiani, Condotte, CMC, Tecnis, Astaldi, Grandi Lavori e altri, che proprio nel momento della messa in discussione di appena una grande opera o due lamentano di trovarsi all’orlo del default e del rischio di decine di migliaia di licenziamenti. Puzza di ricatto, o no?

Treni e catorci di riserva



A fianco di questa locomotiva globale, che ha invertito la marcia di Guccini e si sta lanciando contro chiunque non le fornisca carbone, corre (si fa per dire) in analoga direzione un nostro trabiccolo locale. Succede che, con l’atomino dell’estrema “sinistra radicale” in costante bilico tra scissione dello stesso, ricomposizione, o epifania di una nuova, inedita, micro-unità da un lato e, dall’altro, una destra confindustriale, sedicente centrosinistra, da questo pulviscolo sorga il taumaturgo, il messia rosso da lunga pezza atteso.

Potrebbe chiamarsi Giggino o’ sindaco, oppure Robertino o’ presidente. Il primo amoreggiava con i 5 Stelle, ma s’è ricreduto. Il secondo è la mina vagante dentro i 5 Stelle, fa il presidente della Camera, ma anche il ministro degli Esteri quando rompe con l’Egitto, ma anche il catalizzatore di nano particelle. Un po’ Pizzarotti, un po’ forse Scilipoti. Ha ottenuto il master dalla cattedra “Come ti sposto i popoli” dei luminari Boldrini e Bonino. Si è laureato a pieni voti e lode con una tesi “Per un globalismo dalla faccia umana, fondato sul lancio del cuore verso il Global Compact Migrazioni e il guanto di sfida in faccia al presidente egiziano Al Sisi”.

Grida e sussurri

C’è stato in questi giorni un susseguirsi e un sovrapporsi frenetico di avvenimenti di grande portata per tutti, ma parzialmente oscurati da episodi come il totalmente inconsistente festino G20 a Buenos Aires, riuscito a rilegittimare uno psicopatico assassino seriale in dishdash con tanti pozzi di petrolio, o la captatio benevolentiae dei suoi militi nazisti e degli armaioli Usa che Poroshenko ha messo in atto nello stretto di Kerch. La Merkel, con il gasdotto North Stream, che sta per unire Russia e Germania attraverso il Baltico, è stata messa per l’ennesima volta sul banco degli imputati di filo-russismo. Per quanto la poveretta abbia sostenuto l’aggressività Usa e Nato mettendole a disposizione tutto il suo paese, ella cerca almeno di parare qualche ulteriore abbandono di elettori grazie a un’energia a basso costo. Che è quella del gas russo e non di quello liquefatto e da scisti statunitense che le imporrebbe altro che gli aumenti di Macron.


Poi, quatta quatta, come una talpa che fa capolino dalla tana, è sbucata la notizia dell’EastMed Pipeline, il gasdotto che dovrebbe collegare i giacimenti del Mediterraneo Orientale alla solita bistrattata Puglia, passando per Cipro e Grecia. Si affiancherebbe al TAP, quello dall’Azerbaijan amerikano al Salento, che già aveva compensato il blocco del South Stream, dalla Russia all’Italia e all’Europa centrale, blocco ordinato al cliente bulgaro. I quattro paesi coinvolti lo stavano negoziando in gran segreto da un paio d’anni, ma Israele, giorni fa, ha infranto il pissi pissi bau bau, annunciandolo all’universo mondo. Per Italia, Grecia e Cipro, l’EastMed, come già il TAP, è la classica mazzata di Taffazzi sulle parti molli, da non più indurirsi. 



Fornendo, secondo il costruttore IGI Poseidon, appena 10 miliardi di metricubi di gas, molto meno del meno costoso gas russo in arrivo da più vicino, il TAP è già una formidabile fregatura. Figuriamoci l’EastMed, che sarebbe il più lungo e profondo del mondo e, date queste caratteristiche, più il rischioso passaggio sui fondomare vulcanici tra Cipro e Grecia, sarebbe anche di gran lunga il più costoso, pur fornendo la stessa modesta quantità del TAP o STC. Ma, ovviamente, non sono i costi il problema. La questione è al cento per cento politica e, lì, dollari o euro non contano, anche perché escano dalle tasche dei Gilet Gialli e di tutti noi.

EastMed, i suoi padrini, le sue vittime

Da chi partono da questi meravigliosi progetti che promettono di fare dell’Italia, sismica soprattutto là dove passa la rete di tutti questi gasdotti, impianti di depressurazione, liquefazione, stoccaggi, per un gas che non ci serve ma che viene venduto all’estero dalle compagnie? Domanda oziosa: l’input è ovviamente degli Usa, il progetto è dell’UE e del suo “Connecting Europe Facility Program”. Ed è l’UE che ci mette gran parte dei soldi, nostri. Vuoi che non ci dia addosso sui deficit da impiegare per la pappa dei bambini di 5 milioni di poveri assoluti, anziché far fare soldi a Snam e Shell con la vendita del gas a Vienna e Amsterdam?

Si ciancia di monopolio russo del gas europeo, una specie di garrota sul cranio del continente. Non è vero. La Russia fornisce all’Europa tra il 30 e il 40% del suo fabbisogno. E lo fornisce ai prezzi più bassi di tutti gli altri fornitori. Ma i gas di Tap e EastMed daranno utili solo una volta che quello russo, e magari quello arabo, saranno ridotti ai minimi termini e le nostre tasse ai massimi. A proposito di solidarietà europea, della quale abbiamo già conosciuto i benefici nella distribuzione delle vittime della tratta, edificante il confronto tra la Germania che avrà il ricco gas a basso prezzo del North Stream, checché gli Usa si agitino, l’Italia quello costoso da lontano per il quale fungerà da inquinatissimo hub per i potenti del Nord. La Merkel ne gode quanto della cancellazione della Grecia dai registri d’Europa. Controllare l’energia, per parafrasare Kissinger che, umanamente, parlava di cibo, significa controllare gli altri. In ispecie, il Sud Europa. Merkel e Macron, cioè per l’UE “Italia delenda est”, finchè ci sono questi “cialtroni” a governarla.



Pensate che la vicenda EastMed finisca qui? Gli israeliani pescano da un gigantesco giacimento che si estende dalle coste libiche fino alla Turchia. Qualcosa pertiene alla Turchia, grazie alla sua occupazione di Cipro Nord (ricordate la nave ENI presa a schiaffi dai turchi?), qualcosa a Cipro, parecchia alla Palestina davanti a Gaza e la massima parte all’Egitto dove opera l’ENI. Ed ecco che vi si accende una lampadina quando tutte queste cose le mettete accanto al furibondo rilancio della campagna Regeni contro l’Egitto. E un assordante sbattere di sciabole alle porte della Russia. Un Egitto potenzialmente massimo concorrente di Israele e una Russia troppo pacifica, ma resistente, con troppo buon gas a buon prezzo, ecco le pompe di carburante da abbattere.

Perché Giulio Regeni?

Riassumiamo. Giulio Regeni, dopo aver frequentato studi di intelligence negli Usa, si arruola alla Cambridge University e, intanto lavora per due anni per Oxford Analytica, multinazionale potentissima, 4000 dipendenti in tutto il mondo, specializzata in spionaggio, specie industriale, diretta da personaggi con tratti gangsteristici come John Negroponte, inventore degli Squadroni della Morte in Nicaragua e Iraq e altri grandi bonzi dello spionaggio. Arriva in Egitto con visto turistico per sviare dal suo ruolo di ricercatore in rapporto con l’Università Americana e alla ricerca di contatti con oppositori. Trova un sindacalista che ritiene di opposizione. Ma Mohamed Abdallah è un agente dei servizi e registra una conversazione del tutto compromettente. Abdallah gli chiede soldi per la moglie ammalata di cancro, per sondarne la solidarietà umana. Regeni rifiuta e gli promette invece 10mila dollari (da quale fonte?) in cambio di un non meglio precisato “progetto”. Subito dopo, il 25 gennaio 2016, il giovane ricercatore sparisce. Ne vien ritrovato la salma, con i segni della tortura lungo uno stradone, il 3 febbraio, lo stesso giorno in cui la ministra Guidi e una serie di industriali italiani si incontrano con il presidente Al Sisi per chiuder contratti miliardari, anche relativi ai giacimenti di idrocarburi. L’università di Cambridge si avvolge nella sua tunica e tace.



A chi è convenuta questa zeppa tra i piedi dell’Egitto, risollevatosi a furor di popolo dalla tirannia integralista dei terroristi Fratelli musulmani, e del suo partner privilegiato Italia? Uno Stato dai servizi segreti più temuti della regione araba si fa scoprire con le mani nel sacco non avendo saputo disfarsi di un ingombrante cadavere? O piuttosto dei mandanti, visto che il loro delegato è stato bruciato dal controspionaggio nemico, hanno rimediato il risultato della missione – demolire il nemico dei loro amici Fratelli Musulmani - gettandolo tra i piedi di Al Sisi, concorrente importuno sia per la Libia, con Haftar, amico dei russi, sia per il gas, con Israele. Via libera a EastMed, per la soddisfazione del taffazzismo italiota e delle quinte colonne tipo "manifesto".


Fico, fatti una domanda e datti una risposta

Roberto Fico, che hai deciso per lo Stato italiano di rompere i rapporti tra la Camera dei Deputati italiana e quella egiziana, costringendo a rincorrerti il vero ministro degli Esteri, Moavero Milanesi, non vuoi farti una domanda e darti una risposta? Ci sono sul tavolo almeno due ipotesi, una però più fondata dell’altra. Allora, un minimo di cautela, prima di tagliare ad Al Sisi il filo delle Moire no? La tratta dei migranti che si va ad organizzare globalmente a Marrakesh con il Global Compact e la menomazione dei diritti e interessi italiani con il gioco del gas, imposto dai vampiri, tra chi è vicino e ci costa poco e chi è lontano e ci costa un botto, sono un giusto prezzo per remare contro un movimento che difende la nostra sovranità?

Quanto alla decisione della Procura di Roma di inquisire funzionari dello Stato egiziano e di pretendere un processo “entro sei mesi”, sulla base esclusivamente di illazioni scaturite da una campagna di stampa forsennata, con in testa “il manifesto”, beh, si chiama colonialismo. E quando si tratta di quella Procura, il pensiero corre a Virginia Raggi. E alla sentenza che “Mafiacapitale” non è mafia.

          Başkan Erdoğan: THY uçuyor, Türkiye kazanıyor      Cache   Translate Page      

Başkan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Venezuela’da yaptığı konuşmada THY’nin Latin Amerika için frekanslarını artıracağını açıkladı. Arjantin’de düzenlenen G20 zirvesinin ardından Venezuela’ya geçen Başkan Erdoğan, Türkiye-Venezuela İş Forumu’nda açıklamalarda bulundu. “THY UÇUYOR, TÜRKİYE’NİN LATİN AMERİKA AÇILIMI HIZLANIYOR” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, şunları söyledi: “Kıymetli dostlar, izlediğimiz insani ve girişimci dış politikanın önemli bir unsuru olan Latin Amerika ve Karayipler açılım stratejimizi […]

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El secretario ejecutivo del Consejo Nacional de Derechos Humanos de ese país, Larry Devoe, explicó que la pérdida de recursos se da por la imposibilidad de hacer compras en dólares, debido a las sanciones de Washington a Caracas. Venezuela se ha visto obligada a hacer operaciones en otras divisas, y las comisiones de esas transacciones encarecen significativamente la adquisición de medicinas para un país que vive una profunda coyuntura económica.


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En ese contexto, arribó a el lunes 3 de diciembre a Caracas, el presidente turco Recep Tayyip Erdogan, para firmar una serie de acuerdos y reforzar las relaciones bilaterales, especialmente en el campo financiero pero también en el militar y político.


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El texto detalla: “El Secretario Pompeo, por su parte, continúa reconociendo cínicamente el sufrimiento que las medidas coercitivas estadounidenses producen en la población venezolana, lo que poco le importa mientras el resultado sea la ´restauración´ de un gobierno entreguista y sumiso a los intereses geopolíticos de Washington”.


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The UN appealed Tuesday for $4 billion to cover humanitarian needs in Yemen in 2019 – its largest country appeal ever – and announced its first appeal related to Venezuela, calling for $738 million to help those who have fled the country’s economic meltdown and health crisis.

 

The UN appeal to help some 2.2 million Venezuelans living in neighbouring South American countries was one of 31 humanitarian response plans released for 2019 by the UN’s emergency aid coordination body, OCHA, in an overall $21.9 billion donor funding request.

 

The total price tag is swollen by Yemen, where the UN’s call to help 15 million people is the largest country appeal in the UN’s history. The equivalent appeal for aid within Syria was $3.64 billion in 2018, while costs for Syrian refugees across multiple countries was an additional $5.6 billion.

 

Intensifying conflict and displacement, hunger, irregular imports, and a macro-economic crunch have driven 24 million people – nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s population – into need, and half of those may require food assistance in the months ahead, according to the UN.

 

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said “the extreme edge could get taken off the suffering” in Yemen if peace talks and the military outlook improve, but the UN planning is looking at “what the situation will actually be, rather than wishful thinking”.

 

Vittorio Infante, humanitarian advocacy advisor for the NGO Islamic Relief, said that given the scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, especially in the province of Hodeidah where recent fighting has made conditions worse, the UN’s record ask was merited.

 

“$4 billion is a lot of money, but this pales in comparison to the dire need in Yemen, where [the majority] of the population are relying on humanitarian aid to survive,” Infante told IRIN.

 

“Our staff in Hodeidah are helping people with literally nothing left because they have sold all their belongings just to make sure that their families are fed. However, as long as this conflict continues, this amount will merely be a plaster on a fragile humanitarian situation.”

 

The Venezuelan appeal, meanwhile, is set to help Colombia and other host countries, but it does not cover needs inside Venezuela, where the government resists any labelling of events as a humanitarian crisis.

 

A UN-managed emergency fund released $9.2 million to UN agencies to step up humanitarian-related responses within Venezuela in November.

 

“People describe what’s going on in different ways,” Lowcock told IRIN, referring to Venezuela’s reluctance to term it a humanitarian crisis, adding that inside the country the UN is only “trying to scale up our support” and expand its “normal activity”.

 

Mixed picture

In Geneva to launch the package, dubbed the Global Humanitarian Overview, Lowcock said the UN and its NGO and governmental partners had drawn up plans to help 93.6 million people in 2019 – about one in 70 of the world population. The number of people in need and the value of total appeals would be about the same as in 2018, reaching a price tag of around $25 billion once Syria’s plan was completed, he said.

 

Syria’s response plan is as yet uncosted. Lowcock said finishing it was delayed until February while the UN attempts to gather fresh data on needs inside the country. The update will require Syrian government flexibility on in-country surveys and access to boost the credibility and data behind funding requests – a measure demanded by donors on which Lowcock has been seeking Damascus’ cooperation.

 

According to OCHA, a number of situations around the world have eased this year, including in Burundi, Iraq, and Somalia. Others have improved and no longer require emergency plans: Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Senegal.

 

But some situations have worsened. in Cameroon, the number of people in need has jumped 77 percent thanks to a brewing civil war, while Afghanistan’s appeal, due in part to conflict and drought, is 41 percent higher.

 

A third category contains countries where the situation remains serious but relatively unchanged: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Sudan.

 

 

UN-coordinated humanitarian response plans are a compendium of projects from UN agencies and NGOs on the assistance they will provide, such as supplying food, running clinics, providing clean water, and setting up shelter.

 

Even though they are presented as meeting only the highest priority needs, the plans are, on average, only 56 percent funded in 2018. Some emergencies struggle to capture donor interest (Haiti got only 11.2 percent of the requested funding), while others, like Afghanistan and Iraq, which command greater international attention, tend to do better.

 

Separately on Monday, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced its 2019 emergency appeal, for 2.1 billion Swiss Francs, for which Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq are the largest country operations.

(TOP PHOTO: Displaced families from Hodeidah receive UNHCR assistance in Bajil district, Hodeidah province, Yemen. CREDIT: Haitham al-Akhali/UNHCR)

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fue un dictador, hacendado y jefe militar venezolano que gobernó de manera autoritaria su país desde 1908 hasta su muerte en 1935. Su logro más notorio fue la conformación del Estado moderno en Venezuela, la eliminación de los caudillismos criollos y la cancelación de las deudas de la nación. Su régimen fue criticado y tildado de dictatorial y entreguista por quienes disentían de sus prácticas. Sus detractores lo llamaban «el bagre», apodo de los lugareños tachirenses.--

---(FUENTE: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Vicente_G%C3%B3mez)---


ASI COMENZABA EL CAPITULO ANTERIOR--(UNO)-- DE ESTA SERIE:

VMGF--EL 27-11- DEL AÑO 2018, EN LA CIUDAD DE MARACAY, EL GOBIERNO VENEZOLANO CELEBRO 100 AÑOS DE LA AVIACION MILITAR-- NADIE NOMBRO AL GENERAL JUAN VICENTE GOMEZ FUNDADOR DE DICHO CUERPO ARMADO--

TAMPOCO SE HABLO DE LA INSURRECCION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR DEL PRIMERO DE ENERO DE 1958 CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ, Y FUE EL DETONANTE DE SU CAIDA EL 23 DE ENERO DE 1958--




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AL MISMO TIEMPO CELEBRARON LOS 25 AÑOS DE LA "GLORIOSA"  INSURRECION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE CARLOS ANDRES PEREZ, LIDERADA POR VISCONTI, GRUBER, Y CABRERA, EL 27 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL AÑO 1992--NADIE NOMBRO A ESTOS JEFES INSURRECTOS--MUCHO MENOS LOS CONDECORARON COMO SUPUESTAMENTE LES CORRESPONDIA-


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IGUALMENTE NADIE HABLO DE LO QUE HIZO EL GENERAL MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ EN FAVOR DEL FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA AVIACION MILITAR VENEZOLANA--¿AMNESIA HISTORICA GUBERNAMENTAL?--

 ¿ESTALINISMO CRIOLLO Y VERNACULO? ¿BORRAMOS PERSONAJES Y HECHOS HISTORICOS A CONVENIENCIA DEL BURO POLITICO? ¿ ESTALINISMO PURO Y DURO?--

" COSAS VEREDES SANCHO AMIGO QUE HARAN FABLAR LAS PIEDRAS"

FUENTE: http://victormgruberf.blogspot.com/2018/

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Durante su dictadura se llevaron a cabo importantes obras públicas. Creó las primeras aerolíneas del país, la Aeropostal y la Fuerza Aérea Venezolana. Encargó construir los primeros aeropuertos venezolanos: Aeropuerto Internacional «Grano de Oro» en Maracaibo, La Fría, Encontrados, Base Sucre (hoy, Aeropuerto Nacional Florencio Gómez en Maracayestado Aragua), la Base Aérea Meteorológica Aragua (cuna y nacimiento de la aviación venezolana, posteriormente transformado en el Museo Aeronáutico), Porlamar (hoy, sede de la policía del municipio y sustituido por Aeropuerto Internacional Del Caribe), Aeropuerto Internacional Leonardo Chirinos en Coro, Aeropuerto Internacional San Antonio del TáchiraAeropuerto Alberto Carnevalli en Mérida.

FUENTE: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Vicente_G%C3%B3mez

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VMGF--PREGUNTAS A NUESTROS FIELES LECTORES:

A)  EL 27-11- DEL AÑO 2018, EN LA CIUDAD DE MARACAY, EL GOBIERNO VENEZOLANO CELEBRO 100 AÑOS DE LA AVIACION MILITAR-- NADIE NOMBRO AL GENERALISIMO JUAN VICENTE GOMEZ FUNDADOR DE DICHO CUERPO ARMADO---(VMGF)--

¿POR QUE NO SE NOMBRA AL FUNDADOR DE LA AVIACION MILITAR-- (Y CIVIL EN vENEZUELA)--? POR LO MENOS UN RETRATO DEL FUNDADOR EN CADA AEROPUERTO MILITAR!!!

B) TAMPOCO SE HABLO DE LA INSURRECCION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR DEL PRIMERO DE ENERO DE 1958 CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ, Y FUE EL DETONANTE DE SU CAIDA EL 23 DE ENERO DE 1958--(VMGF)--

¿POR QUE SE SILENCIO, EN DICHO ACTO,  ESA INSURRECCION MILITAR DEL PRIMERO DE ENERO DE 1958, QUE ABRIO EL CAMINO PARA LA CAIDA DE LA DICTADURA?

C) AL MISMO TIEMPO, EN DICHO ACTO, CELEBRARON LOS 25 AÑOS DE LA "GLORIOSA" INSURRECION DE LA AVIACION MILITAR CONTRA EL GOBIERNO DE CARLOS ANDRES PEREZ, LIDERADA POR VISCONTI, GRUBER, Y CABRERA, EL 27 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL AÑO 1992--NADIE NOMBRO A ESTOS JEFES INSURRECTOS--MUCHO MENOS LOS CONDECORARON COMO SUPUESTAMENTE LES CORRESPONDIA--(VMGF)--

¿POR QUE SILENCIARON LOS NOMBRES DE ESOS JEFES INSURRECTOS, Y POR QUE NO LOS CONDECORARON, MIENTRAS LO HACIAN CON PARTICIPANTES DE SEGUNDA O TERCERA CATEGORIA? ¿ASI SE ESCRIBE O SE CONMEMORA LA HISTORIA?

D)  IGUALMENTE NADIE HABLO DE LO QUE HIZO EL GENERAL MARCOS PEREZ JIMENEZ EN FAVOR DEL FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA AVIACION MILITAR VENEZOLANA--

¿AMNESIA HISTORICA GUBERNAMENTAL?--

E) ¿ESTALINISMO CRIOLLO Y VERNACULO? ¿BORRAMOS PERSONAJES Y HECHOS HISTORICOS A CONVENIENCIA DEL BURO POLITICO? ¿ ESTALINISMO PURO Y DURO?--(VMGF)-

F) ¿ TENDRAN RAZON ENTONCES LOS QUE AFIRMAN QUE LA HISTORIA LA ESCRIBEN LOS "VENCEDORES" O LOS "PODEROSOS", Y DAN DIFERENTES VERSIONES DE HECHOS UNICOS E IRREPETIBLES, SEGUN LAS CIRCUNSTANCIAS DE TIEMPO, LUGAR, AUDIENCIA, Y NECESIDAD?

LEI UNA VEZ A LAUREANO VALLENILLA LANZ DECIR QUE LA HISTORIA DE VENEZUELA REPUBLICANA ERA TOMADA EN VERSION "BIBLICA" POR CADA GOBIERNO QUE ASCIENDE AL PODER--(CITO DE MEMORIA)--

-(...)--AL PRINCIPIO ERA EL CAOS, DIOS CREO LA LUZ, LOS CIELOS Y LA TIERRA, ETC, ETC. POR SIETE DIAS (...)---

ASI QUE CADA GOBIERNO NUEVO ACUSA AL ANTERIOR DEL CAOS TOTAL. Y CON ELLOS COMIENZA LA CREACION DEL "NUEVO" ORDEN POLITICO Y SOCIAL 

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La historia según Vallenilla Lanz:

https://www.analitica.com/opinion/opinion-nacional/la-historia-segun-vallenilla-lanz/

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ESTADISTICAS DEL BLOG HOY LUNES 03 DE DICIEMBRE, 2018, A LAS 09 PM, CARACAS, VENEZUELA

LECTURAS AL DIA Y HORA 01--AYER 26--AL MES 1.934--HISTORIAL-- (DESDE AÑO 2008) -- 278.364--

ENTRADAS ESPECIALES: 
ANIVERSARIOS 20--(EDIT.02--12--18)--VAN 20--
LATEROS 15--(EDIT.29--11--18)--VAN 35--
ELECTORALES 09--(EDIT.27--11--18)--VAN 44--
REBELION 06--(EDIT. 07--05--17)--VAN 50--
MALBA TAHAN 05--(EDIT.26--11--18)--VAN 55--TOTAL--

LECTURAS POR PAISES:
EEUU 99--VAN 99--
VENEZUELA 61--VAN 160--
JAPON 40--VAN 200--
UCRANIA 28--VAN 228--
BRASIL 17--VAN 245--
IRLANDA 17--VAN 262--
AUSTRALIA 12--274--
FRANCIA 12--VAN 286--
ALEMANIA 10--VAN 296--
RUSIA 07--VAN 303--

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Victor M. Gruber F.: Venezuela 1992:¡Dos Golpes de Estado!




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4 feb. 2015 - Este evento transformó radicalmente la vida política venezolana, introduciendo nuevos actores en la escena: de estos cuatro protagonistas, ...

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hace 4 días - 2017 - Victor Manuel Gruber Figarelli COPIO EL COMENTARIO (MUY .... Golpe de Estado en Venezuela de 1958 - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia .

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          Venezuelalı askerler İstiklal Marşı'nı okudu      Cache   Translate Page      
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Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, resmi temaslarda bulunmak üzere geldiği Caracas'taki Miraflores Sarayı'nda Venezuela Devlet Başkanı Nicolas Maduro tarafından resmi törenle karşılandı.

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Maduro altın madenlerini Türkiye'yi mi satacak?Maduro altın madenlerini Türkiye'yi mi satacak?
Uluslararası alanda giderek yalnızlaşan Venezuela Devlet Başkanı Nicolas Maduro, 10 bin kilometre uzaktaki Türkiye'nin lideri ile alışılmadık bir arkadaşlık kurmuş durumda.

          Turkey determined to enhance ties with Venezuela: Erdoğan      Cache   Translate Page      
Turkey is determined to further enhance relations with Venezuela, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 3 during his historical visit to the Latin American country.
           Interpol nega investigação ao financianciamento de partidos europeus pela Venezuela       Cache   Translate Page      
Interpol, Venezuela, Supremo Tribunal de Justiça, Hugo Chávez, Nicolás Maduro,O presidente do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça venezuelano afirmou que a Procuradora Geral da Venezuela “entregou à Interpol um relatório que contém detalhes muito concretos” sobre o financiamento do regime chavista aos partidos de outros países
          Ông già Noel thăm trẻ em nghèo      Cache   Translate Page      
Vào mỗi dịp lễ Giáng sinh, hầu hết trẻ em đều mong được gặp và nhận quà từ ông già Noel. Chính vì vậy, một nhóm tình nguyện viên tại thủ đô Caracas của Venezuela đã hóa trang thành ông già Noel để mang đến bầu không khí Giáng sinh ấm áp cho những gia đình nghèo.
          Or: la production clandestine atteint des records au Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

 Cette nouvelle ne va en rien peser sur la production mondiale d’or, c’est évident. Mais cela montre que dans une société dont la devise s’écroule et qui est frappée par l’hyperinflation, le métal jaune est plus que jamais utile (source) :L’extraction illégale d’or atteint des niveaux records au Venezuela alors que l’hyperinflation, les coupures de courant et les pénuries de médicaments et alimentaires poussent les Vénézuéliens soit à quitter le pays, soit à trouver de nouveaux moyens pour survivre. Le Venezuela souhaite rapatrier de la BoE pour 550 millions de dollars d’or De nombreuses mines illégales sont notamment apparues sur le territoire d’un site classé célèbre pour son agrotourisme.Le plus gros problème auquel les Vénézuéliens sont confrontés dans leur vie au quotidien est sans aucun doute l’inflation. Cela signifie que même la plus petite quantité d’or est extrêmement précieuse pour cette population qui souffre. Elle peut notamment utiliser cet or pour régler ses achats essentiels du quotidien.La plupart des Vénézuéliens qui se lancent dans l’orpaillage se ruent vers le parc national Canaima, où se trouvent les célèbres chutes Salto Angel, les plus hautes du monde. Les membres de la tribu Pemon, qui vit sur le parc, ont même abandonné leur [...]

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          Maduro’dan Türkiye açıklaması: İşbirliğimiz yeni dünyayı inşa etmemizi sağlayacak      Cache   Translate Page      
Venezuela Devlet Başkanı Nicolas Maduro, Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın ülkeye ziyaretine ilişkin yaptığı açıklamada “İşbirliğimiz yeni dünyayı inşa etmeye devam etmemizi sağlayacak” dedi. 
          weeklyOSM 433      Cache   Translate Page      

30.10.2018-05.11.2018

Picha

Kutengeneza Ramani

  • Kwa mujibu wa tweet, Pascal Neis amesasisha ramani yake ya Unmapped Places. Inaelezea makazi mbali na njia kubwa za trafiki. Hata hivyo, makosa ya kutambulisha pia yalipatikana katika nchi zilizotengenezewa ramani vizuri.

  • Stefano Maffulli anapendekeza emergency=fire_alarm_box katika orodha ya barua pepe kwa "kifaa kilichowekwa kwenye ardhi ya umma kutumika kwa taarifa ya idara ya moto ya moto".

  • Toni Erdmann aliripoti kuhusu zana mpya ya kuthibitisha ubora wa uchambuzi (QA): PTNA (Public Transport Network Analysis) katika orodha ya barua pepe (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja) na katika jukwaa (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Makala yenye mada Finding Missing Roads in the Philippines ya Gowin inaelezea kazi yake na njia mpya ya kuthibitisha barabara tovu il kukamilisha barabara nchini Filipino.

  • Zana ya kuthibitisha ubora wa anwani OSMSuspects ya dooley sasa inapatikana kwa watumiaji wote tena. Ukiingia na akaunti yako ya OSM, unaweza kuona metadata.

  • Leif Rasmussen alipendekeza kuongeza ratiba ya usafiri katika OSM katika pendekezo. Kama ilivyovyotarajiwa, watu wengi hawakukubaliana na kuongeza ratiba katika maelezo yao kamili na ya kina.Ni kiasi kikubwa cha data, ambacho hubadilika mara nyingi. Itakuwa daima katika mtindo wa kizamani hivyo vigumu kutegemea.

  • Simon Poole hakubaliani na mazoezi ya sasa ya kugawanya vitambulisho kama languages=<code>;<code>;<code> na language:<code1>=yes + language:<code2>=yes. Anaona kuwa hii inafanya kuwa vigumu kwa watumiaji wa data na waandishi wa mhariri.

Jamii

  • Opencagedata.com imechapisha mahojiano na Russ Garrett wa OpenInfraMap.org. Russ, aliyekutana na Steve Coast katika baa mwaka 2005, anaongoza mradi wa OpenInfraMap.

  • Mshiriki wa kikundi cha kazi cha data mavl, aliripoti katika blogu yake kuhusu ujumbe za kwanza 1000 ambazo zimepokelewa kutoka kwa zana mpya ya kutoa taarifa ya openstreetmap.org. Karibu asilimia 60 ya taarifa hizo zilikuwa zinahusu watumiaji, ikifuatwa na maelezo ya OSM. Bila kujali kitu cha wasiwasi, sababu kuu ya ripoti ilikuwa spam

Taasisi ya OpenStreetMap

  • Frederik Ramm, mshirika wa bodi ya OSMF na mfadhili wa OSMF, aliripoti kuhusu uvumi wa makampuni mawili ambayo hayajajulikana ambayo "yanahamasisha" wafanyakazi wao kujiunga na OSMF,na kuwapa mapendekezo ya uchaguzi na kulipa ada ya uanachama.

  • Rory McCann anaeleza katika orodha ya barua pepe ya OSMF jinsi mwajiri anaweza waambia wafanyakazi wale ambao wanapaswa kupigia kura na jinsi hii inaweza kuthibitishwa licha ya "haijulikani" uchapisho wa kura.

  • Tunajiunga na Michael Reichert na wito wa watu wengine kuwa mwanachama wa OSMF. Mjumbe wa bodi tu anaweza kuhakikisha kwamba bodi ya OSMF itatenda daima kwa maslahi ya watengenezaji wa ramani. Ikiwa unataka kupiga kura katika uchaguzi wa mwaka huu,unapaswa kujiunga kabla ya Novemba 15. Aidha, karibu vikundi vyote vya kazi vya OSMF vinatafuta msaada.

  • OSMF imekuwa ikifanya kazi katika kurekebisha OpenStreetMap API (Rails Port and CGIMap) ili kuzingatia Kanuni ya Ulinzi ya Takwimu Mkuu na imetangaza ombi la zabuni kala ya 15 Novemba.

Matukio

  • Mkutano wa tatu wa State of the Map Czech utafanyika mnamo tarehe 17 hadi 18 mwezi wa Novemba 2018 katika mjii wa Brno.

OSM ya Kibinadamu

  • Shirika la Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Erasmus+ wanafunzi walitangaza katika tweet, kwamba walikuwa wameendesha kozi ya wiki-mrefu inayoitwa kufundisha walimu. Mpango huo ulikuwa na wigo mpana na mada ikiwamo kutengeneza ramani, programu ya Overpass, OSM Wiki, njia za mawasiliano na mengine. Mpango huu umeonyesha uwezekano wa OSM kwa majibu ya kibinadamu na msaada wa maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kupainia viongozi (ambao ni waenye hiari) .

  • HOT inahitaji usaidizi juu ya wiki chache zinazofuata, kutambua idadi ya wakimbizi wa Venezuela walio katika kisiwa cha Aruba.

  • Shirika la Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team imemaliza kutengeneza ramani ya miundombinu, hasa majengo, barabara, na vipengele vya maji huko Semarang, mji mkuu wa tano wa Indonesia.

Ramani

  • Programu ya Magic Earth Navigation sasa inatumika katika programu ya CarPlay ya Apple baada ya sasisho la hivi karibuni, kulingana na hii ripoti (de) (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Nicolas Bétheuil alieleza kuhusu ramani yake ya usafiri wa umma katika orodha ya burua pepe ya Kifaransa . (fr)(tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Template ya JOSM ya ramani ya Xmas ilirekebishwa na Negreheb kwa taarifa fupi (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja) ana akachapisha katika tovuti ya wiki (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

switch2OSM

  • Pristina, mji mkuu wa Kosovo, inatumia ramani ya OpenStreetMap kama ramani yao rasmi ya utalii. Stereo; (Guillaume Rischard) amendika makala kuhusu safari yake huko Kosovo, mkutano na jumuiya ya OSM, na kushawishi Manispaa ya Pristina kutumia ramani ya OpenStreetMap.

Open Data

  • OpenGeoHub imetangaza kutolewa kwa kwanza wa LandGIS, mfumo wa ramani ya wavuti iliyo sawa na OSM, ya data zinazohusika na ardhi na mazingira.Mradi huo inaeneza (au kwa maneno mengine inashindana) na OSM.

  • Statistics Canada imejadili kuhusu Open Database of Buildings, na inashirikiana na jumuiya ili kuagiza katika mikoa tofauti ya Canada.

Programu

  • Simon Poole aliandika kuhusu kutoendelea kwa Google Play ya Android 2.3 and 3.x katika blogu yake na nini inamaanisha kwa Vespucci, ambayo bado inatumia matoleo haya ya Android. Pia anaelezea jinsi ya kutumia Vespucci kwa vifaa ambavyo vina RAM iliyo chini sana

Programming

Vingine vya kijeographia

  • Justin O'Beirne ameandika makala kuhusu uchapishaji wa ramani mpya ya Apple na anaeleza jinsi ramani hizo ni tofauti na za zamani kwa kuonyesha mabadiliko ya kuvutia, kama kiasi cha kina cha mimea. Soma zaidi juu ya swala hili katika blogu yake.

Kumbuka: Ikiwa ungependa kuona tukio lako hapa, tafadhali ongeza tukio hilo kwenye kalenda. Data iliyopo tu ndiyo itaonekana kwenye weeklyOSM. Tafadhali angalia tukio lako katika kalenda yetu ya uma, hakikisha na sahihisha ambapo inafaa.


          STF e Globo, vilões nacionais.      Cache   Translate Page      
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Percival Pugina:


Não hesito em afirmar que STF e Globo disputam o primeiro lugar, tanto num concurso de presunção e arrogância quanto num de antipatia, sendo igualmente rejeitados pela direita e pela esquerda.

O Grupo Globo, aqui denominado simplesmente “a Globo”, é rejeitado pela esquerda porque esse segmento político nutre inimizade por qualquer poder que não esteja totalmente subordinado a seus interesses. Vem daí a insistência do discurso petista em favor da “regulação da mídia”. O conhecido blog esquerdista Brasil 247 em matéria do dia 8 de janeiro deste ano publicou extenso artigo deixando bem clara, desde o título, a importância do tema: “Sem regulação da mídia, não tem saída para a esquerda”. Blogs de igual orientação, aliás, atacam comumente a Globo acusando-a de golpista em virtude da divulgação que fez dos achados da Lava Jato, da miserável ditadura venezuelana, das relações escusas do governo petista com ditaduras de esquerda na Ibero América e na África Subsaariana. Como para o PT tudo que pesa contra ele é falso, os petistas desejariam que tais matérias não fossem divulgadas ou, sendo, que o sejam apenas aos insones das altas madrugadas. Daí o ódio ... oops – ódio não porque os petistas não odeiam – dedicado à Globo. Para eles, escandalosa não é a corrupção, mas a notícia sobre a corrupção.

Por outro lado, do centro para a direita do leque de abano ideológico, espaço onde estão os conservadores, a Globo é rejeitada tanto em virtude do combate frontal e deletério que dela recebem os valores morais sedimentados na nossa tradição, quanto pelo seu apoio às pautas e causas da esquerda. A essas duas tarefas, inequivocamente, se dedica imensa maioria de seus programas, novelas e atores, jornalistas e comentaristas sistematicamente recrutados para manifestações de apoio político ao partido da estrela e seus cognatos ideológicos. A posição esquerdista da Globo ficou evidenciada no editorial em que o direção do grupo de empresas se desculpou pelo apoio dado à contrarrevolução de 1964.

Com o STF ocorre algo muito parecido. Nosso Supremo é rejeitado pela esquerda e pela direita. Aquela o detesta pela legitimação constitucional que deu ao processo de impeachment de Dilma Rousseff (malgrado a “mãozinha” final proporcionada por Lewandowski) e, principalmente, pelas “traições” de alguns ministros indicados pelo partido no julgamento de ações penais contra petistas, desde o caso mensalão. Há algumas semanas li, alhures, entrevista em que José Dirceu, referindo-se a isso, afirmou que as indicações para o STF durante os governos petistas foram extremamente rigorosas sob o ponto de vista da afinidade ideológica. No entanto, digo eu, em juízo criminal colegiado é muito difícil para um magistrado votar contra abundantes provas contidas nos autos que todos leram. Daí a diferença de conduta: o PT tem ampla base de apoio dentro do STF, aprova as pautas petistas que lá chegam e isso lhe causa o repúdio de quem não é de esquerda, mas na hora da ação penal, onde não há alternativa de prescrição ou nulidade viável, não havendo alternativa, condena. Como a defesa intransigente dos próprios criminosos é uma particularidade esquerdista, as demais condenações pluripartidárias só causam desconforto aos sentenciados.

Logo ali adiante, porém, o STF costuma resolver boa parte desses débitos soltando presos provisórios e condenados com uma liberalidade que restabelece a necessária impunidade sem a qual se corre o risco de acabar com a cadeia produtiva do crime. E aí, claro, a direita estrila.

Como se vê, STF e Globo são dois grandes vilões nacionais pelos motivos certos e, também, pelos errados, o que não deixa de ser um feito.

          BM’den o ülkelere yardım      Cache   Translate Page      
Birleşmiş Milletler (BM), Venezuela göçmenlerine yardım eden ülkelere 2.2 milyar dolarlık yatırım yapma kararı aldı.
          Conoce a Migbelis Castellanos, la ganadora de ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Migbelis Castellanos se convirtió anoche en la ganadora de Nuestra Belleza Latina 2018, el popular concurso de belleza de Univision del que salieron anteriormente otras reinas como Alejandra Espinoza, Ana Patricia Gámez o  Clarissa Molina, la última reina de la competencia. Castellanos se proclamó vencedora y recibió la corona de manos de Clarissa. Tras ella quedó como la primera finalista, la  hondureña Yaritza Owen, y  la dominicana Ceylin Rosario, que quedó en tercer lugar. La joven se lleva además $100,000 dólares y un contrato por un año con Univision como nueva cara de Nuestra Belleza Latina.  View this post on Instagram Y la ganadora de @nuestrabellezalatina 2018 es… ¡@milynette! Muchísimas felicidades 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍😍😍 #nuestrabellezalatina #migbeliscastellanos A post shared by Siempre Mujer (@siempremujer) on Dec 2, 2018 at 7:06pm PST       View this post on Instagram   @ceylinr quedó la segunda finalista y también es toda una ganadora 😘 @nuestrabellezalatina #nuestrabellezalatina A post shared by Siempre Mujer (@siempremujer) on Dec 2, 2018 at 7:49pm PST View this post on Instagram @yaritza_owen te deseamos todo lo mejor 😘 @nuestrabellezalatina A post shared by Siempre Mujer (@siempremujer) on Dec 2, 2018 at 7:52pm PST La modelo, de 23 años, quien ganó Miss Venezuela en 2013, brilló durante la gala de anoche, donde también actuaron estrellas como Pitbull, Cristian Castro, Christian Nodal y Bad Bunny. Además, Alejandra Espinoza como anfitriona no decepcionó a nada con sus estilismos:       View this post on Instagram   Así nos da la bienvenida a la GRAN FINAL de #NuestraBellezaLatina la bella @alejandraespinoza 💗🙌🏼 ¿Estás listo para apoyar a tu favorita? 😍 #NBlGranFinal A post shared by NUESTRA BELLEZA LATINA (@nuestrabellezalatina) on Dec 2, 2018 at 5:08pm PST ¡Muchas felicidades Migbelis, te deseamos todo lo mejor!
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          How Protests in NYC Bring International Attention to Deepening Crisis in Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Listen in as journalist Paula Moura gives an update on the current crisis in Venezuela.

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          Turquia dá fôlego à Venezuela ao anunciar investimentos e apoio político      Cache   Translate Page      
CARACAS — O presidente da Turquia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chegou a Caracas como um salvador da pátria. Em sua primeira visita oficial à Venezuela, foi recebido com honras pelo presidente Nicolás Maduro, pela Orquestra Sinfônica nacional, ofereceu...
          ONU busca R$ 2,8 bilhões para lidar com crise na Venezuela em 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
GENEBRA — As Nações Unidas anunciaram nesta terça-feira que buscam US$ 738 milhões (R$ 2,8 bilhões) em 2019 para ajudar os países vizinhos da Venezuela a lidarem com o fluxo de milhões de solicitantes de refúgio e imigrantes precedentes da nação...
          India expected to contribute $1.35B of growth: GroupM’S 2019 AD Forecast      Cache   Translate Page      
GroupM ad ex forecast

GroupM updated its 2018 and 2019 ad investment forecasts. GroupM slightly downgraded 2018 growth expectations from 4.5% to 4.3%. 2019 growth projections are also whittled from 3.9% to 3.6%, with total new investment anticipated to reach $19B instead of the $23B earlier predicted. [Recent US dollar appreciation versus just about every other currency helped suppress this growth.] Stress on the auto category stood out in feedback from GroupM’s worldwide network, as did the absence of any rebound in CPG investment with traditional media. These views and more are discussed in This Year, Next Year, GroupM’s twice yearly look at worldwide media investment trends authored by Futures Director, Adam Smith. “GroupM’s still strong but slightly fraying 2018 view ties to macro questions: tighter money, China’s slowing growth, and the potential for pricey trade wars,” said Smith. “Real interest rates are edging up globally, but serious potential problems remain limited to a fragile five — Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey and Venezuela.” GroupM forecasts that ten countries will provide 83% of all 2019 growth. China remains the largest contributor, but 2019 will be its sixth successive year with single-digit ad growth and mark its lowest growth rate yet recorded. Still, its USD 90 billion ad market is second only to the USA, and has doubled since 2010. Despite rapid consumerization, China’s advertising intensity peaked at 0.78% of GDP in 2006 and has trended down to a prospective 0.67% in 2019. Also Read: Between 2018 – 2021, online video advertising to grow at average 18% a year Ranked second, the U.S. is experiencing good macroeconomic indicators like lower unemployment and improved consumer confidence, but increasing energy prices, rising interest rates, and low unemployment have many concerned about the potential for increased inflation on top of a yawning deficit. Marketers continue to scrutinize digital investment with emphasis on verification and value. Ranked third, India is expected to contribute $1.35B of growth. This is roughly the same as Australia’s, Russia’s and Brazil’s combined growth, even though India’s total ad economy is a mere quarter of the others’ combined heft. India’s 14% ad investment growth is rooted in 7% real consumer spending growth. Japan is fourth. Japanese advertising has tracked ahead of its GDP in the post-Lehman cycle with media spending per capita picking up sharply since 2016. The 2020 Olympics and a surge in biddable media are powering tailwinds, but a 2019 consumption tax rise from 8% to 10% and Japan’s belated confrontation with value, viewability and verification in digital supply chain are foreseeable headwinds. A resilient UK is fifth. Despite fears of Brexit calamity and consumer fatigue, advertising investment remains propelled by massive advertising digitization (61% of predicted investment in 2019), and GroupM’s UK forecast remains buoyant. This is partly because of the market’s characteristic flexibility. In an emergency, advertisers know they can turn off the tap. Concerning the new forecast, GroupM’s CEO, Kelly Clark said, “Worldwide advertising investment grows slowly but marketing has never moved faster. Automation proliferates; cycles accelerate; talent grows more mobile. The gap between the cost of failure and the value of success grows wider. For advertisers, this underscores the importance of a worldview and trusted partners who can help their brands perform where the growth can be found.”

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          G20: You can smell tear gas in the streets as the oil industry squabbles      Cache   Translate Page      
What the G20 and OPEC meetings mean for the political relations, economies, and people of the world.

Last week, two important meetings took place—one, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, and two, in Vienna, Austria, of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil producers. The two meetings did not produce any resolution to the major economic challenges in the world. But they did soothe the nerves of financial markets. At the G20, the United States and China dialed down the temperature over trade but did not settle the long-term grievances each side has of the other. At the OPEC+ meeting, Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production and raise the price of oil despite pressure from the United States and others to keep oil prices low.

At neither meeting did the major powers find solutions to their problems. They are all caught in mazes from which there are no easy exits. But what calmed the world of finance was that the geopolitical tension between the major powers seemed to have lessened. What impact this reduced tension has for the world’s people, however, is not clear.

Trade

The “trade war” engineered by U.S. President Donald Trump against China began with tariffs and ended with a damp squib. At the G20, Trump told China’s Xi Jinping that the U.S. tariffs that would have gone up to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports will no longer be applied. China, for its part, said that it would import more goods from the United States. No specifics were announced, which is why the tensions over even this agreement spilled over onto Twitter (courtesy of Trump’s hyperbole) and into more sober statements from the Chinese government.

The more fundamental questions of intellectual property and currency valuation remain unsolved. The United States accuses China of theft of the intellectual property of U.S. firms, but the Chinese counter—as they have in the arbitration panels of the World Trade Organization—that they merely draw from technology transferred as a result of commercial agreements freely made by firms eager to use Chinese labor. It will be impossible to resolve these two problems, since neither side sees the issues in the same way. Their worldviews regarding intellectual property and currency valuation are utterly alien to each other. If the United States believes that China is unfairly valuing its currency, the Chinese point to the unfair advantage that the dollar has over every currency in the world since it is used as one of the major global currencies for facilitation of trade and for the storage of wealth.

Oil

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman offered each other a friendly hand slap at the G20. Everyone seemed happy to see Mohammed bin Salman, despite the clear evidence of his role in the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

But the real agreements between Russia and Saudi Arabia were not directly made in Buenos Aires. They were made more quietly in Vienna at the OPEC+ meeting. At Buenos Aires, Putin said, “yes, we have an agreement to prolong our accords.” He was referring to the deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia since 2016 to manage oil prices to their mutual benefit. The deal notwithstanding, Saudi Arabia has continued to pump itself into trouble—flooding the market with oil, driving prices down and depleting its own treasury as a result. Now Russia is eager to see oil production cuts and oil prices rise. Trapped by sanctions and by low oil prices, Russia has plunged into internal economic difficulties. The real issue was how much each country inside and outside OPEC should pump. That is why Putin said, “there is no final deal on volumes.” In fact, even after the deal has begun to emerge, there is no final deal. Saudi Arabia has not been a good partner here. It has pumped outside the numbers over the course of the past few years, largely under pressure from the United States.

There are two reasons why the United States wants low oil prices, despite the fact that the U.S. is now one of the world’s largest oil producers. First, low oil prices mean an immediate subsidy for the U.S. consumer and for U.S. manufacturing firms. There is no economic incentive to move to renewable energy when oil prices are low. Second, low oil prices hit adversaries of the U.S.-led world order that—as it happens—are major oil producers. The list includes Iran and Venezuela, two countries that have been sent into internal turmoil as oil prices have plummeted. But the United States has sufficient tools to hurt these countries without forcing oil prices down. For instance, even if oil prices rise, U.S. sanctions can be harsh enough to cut Iranian and Venezuelan oil out of the market. The lack of Iranian and Venezuelan oil operates as an effective cut in oil production, which will itself raise oil prices.

Saudi Arabia has already begun to pressure Libya and Nigeria to reduce oil exports, although both these African countries are reliant upon oil revenues. Saudi Arabia has succeeded in pushing Qatar out of OPEC on political grounds, but since Qatar only produces 2 percent of OPEC’s crude oil the departure, Qatexit is not meaningful. Inside the world of oil, there are those who are always pushed aside so that others can benefit.

Oil Buyers’ Club

In 2005, Indian Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar assembled his counterparts from across Asia to start a discussion on a buyers’ club. The precise issue on the table was the “Asian Premium” charged by Saudi Arabia and other oil producers to Asian countries. The “Asian Premium” is substantial—close to $10 billion per year for the Asian consumers of Gulf oil. It is what bothered Aiyar and the other oil ministers. But they did not come to any agreement.

Asia is the largest importer of oil in the world. India and China, with the United States, are the three largest importers of oil. Right behind them are Japan and South Korea. If you add the oil imports by China, India, Japan and South Korea, then these four Asian countries import a full third of world oil imports. They are both reliant upon the oil exporters, but they also have power as a bloc of consumers.

In 2012, China’s premier Wen Jiabao said that there needed to be a counter-cartel to OPEC that should include Europe and the United States. Interest in his proposal was minimal. Oil had reached $100 per barrel. It stifled economic growth and did not move any of these industrial giants toward non-carbon renewable fuel.

The issue of a buyers’ cartel came back on the table in April this year at the International Energy Forum. The chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Sanjiv Singh and the chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Wang Yilin then met in Beijing to go deeper into the possibility. By June, China and India—which import 17 percent of the world’s oil—had begun to openly talk about a buyers’ cartel to help create “stable and moderate” oil prices, as India’s current Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan put it.

China and India have been upset by the U.S. sanctions on Iran. They have felt that these produce an adverse impact on Asian economies. They are joined by Japan and the European Union, who are also not pleased with these sanctions. It is now being said that if China and India establish a buyers’ club, Japan and Europe will join in.

Smell of Tear Gas

From the air-conditioned rooms of the oligarchy, we go to the tear gas of the streets.

Protests in Paris, France, have been the most violent in decades. The yellow vests (gilets jaunes) appeared as if out of nowhere to demonstrate against the French government’s hike in fuel prices. They make the case that the violence of the economy has destroyed their ability to function. Any violence on the streets is a reflection of the violence that structures their lives. The streets of Paris smelled of tear gas.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, labor unions and political groups of one kind or another planned massive protests against the G20. They wanted to scream at their leaders, who have been deaf to their pleas. But the Argentinian government held the G20 meeting at the Costa Salguero convention center, on the magnificent Rio de La Plata. Police cordoned off the area, while the coast guard boats sailed up and down the river. No one could get near the site. None of the leaders were interrupted by the chants.

There were no protests in Vienna. The OPEC building was nonetheless surrounded by the elite WEGA units. No one knew that the meeting was being held. There is so little democracy in the institutions that structure our lives.

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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El escándalo en torno de los 15,000 médicos cubanos que han trabajado en condiciones de virtual esclavitud en Brasil está creciendo: varios de ellos presentaron una demanda en Miami contra la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), afirmando que la organización regional no solo supervisó el programa, sino que también se embolsó $75 millones de sus fondos.

Sam Dubbin, un abogado de Miami que representa a cuatro médicos cubanos que desertaron en Brasil, me dijo que la demanda alega que la OPS, una agencia de la Organización Mundial de la Salud de las Naciones Unidas con sede en Washington D.C, supervisó y se benefició de un esquema ilegal bajo el cual los médicos cubanos tenían que trabajar en condiciones que violan las leyes internacionales contra el trabajo forzado.

Dubbin agregó que la OPS ganó $75 millones del acuerdo entre Brasil y Cuba en los últimos cinco años.

El programa, conocido como Mais Médicos, fue establecido en octubre de 2013 por el gobierno de la ex presidenta brasileña Dilma Rousseff. Bajo el acuerdo, los médicos cubanos han estado trabajando en áreas remotas de Brasil, donde pocos médicos brasileños quieren vivir.

Cuba anunció la semana pasada que estaba comenzando a repatriar a sus médicos de Brasil, luego de que el presidente electo ultraderechista de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, denunciara que Mais Medicos es un programa de esclavitud moderna.

Bajo el acuerdo entre Brasil y Cuba supervisado por la OPS, los médicos cubanos recibían menos del 10 por ciento de sus salarios, y Cuba conservaba la mayor parte del resto, según la planeada demanda legal contra la OPS.

Bolsonaro, quien asumirá el cargo el 1ro. de enero, amenazó con cancelar el programa Mais Medicos a menos que Cuba aceptara que los médicos cubanos reciban su salario completo, que Brasil valide sus títulos médicos y que se les permita traer a sus las familias. El presidente electo más tarde tuiteó que, "desafortunadamente, Cuba no ha aceptado".

Según un estudio reciente realizado por la Escuela Wharton de la Universidad de Pennsylvania, en 2015 había unos 37,000 médicos cubanos que trabajaban en 77 países, la mayoría en Venezuela, Brasil y América Central.

Dubbin me dijo que sus clientes "quieren poner fin a esta práctica de que los médicos cubanos sean tratados como esclavos". Agregó que están buscando el pago de sus salarios completos y daños, y "quieren exponer a una institución internacional que opera aquí mismo en Estados Unidos y que está involucrada en la trata de personas".

La doctora Ramona Matos, una de las demandantes, dijo que "simplemente estamos pidiendo la compensación total que todos merecemos", según el despacho de Dubbin.

Dubbin citó varios documentos, incluida una auditoría del programa Mais Medicos realizada por la Oficina de Responsabilidad Suprema de Brasil, según los cuales en los últimos cinco años Brasil habría pagado alrededor de $1,500 millones a la OPS por el programa.

De ese dinero, la OPS pagó $1,300 millones a Cuba y se quedó con $75 millones. Cuba, a su vez, pagó a los médicos cubanos en Brasil unos $125 millones, dijo Dubbin.

Los $75 millones que habría recibido la OPS no se utilizaron para pagar los gastos operativos, ya que estos fueron pagados por instituciones brasileñas, agregó Dubbin.

Consultado al respecto, el portavoz de la OPS, Luis Felipe Sardenberg, me dijo en un correo electrónico que los fondos "son cargos cobrados a todas las contribuciones voluntarias recibidas por la OPS para cubrir los costos relacionados con la gestión y administración de un programa". Agregó que "todas las organizaciones de las Naciones Unidas... imponen este tipo de cargos".

Los médicos demandantes dijeron que además de recibir solo una fracción de sus salarios, la mayoría de ellos no podían traer a sus familias con ellos de Cuba, y que tenían un toque de queda diario a las 6 p.m.

Cuando escribí por primera vez sobre la situación de los médicos cubanos en Brasil en septiembre de 2013, describí este acuerdo --y a la supervisión de la OPS-- como "escandaloso". Ahora, si resulta que la OPS también ganó $75 millones con este programa, estaríamos frente a una agencia de las Naciones Unidas que se habría lucrado con un negocio de esclavitud moderna. Eso ya no sería solo inmoral, sino que podría ser criminal.

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Paul Auster, “El cuento de Auggie Wren”. Narración ya conocida del autor que se presenta esta vez con formato de álbum ilustrado. El narrador habla de su amistad con Auggie Wren, un estanquero de su barrio. Primero cuenta la vez en que Auggie le enseña su obra: álbumes y álbumes con una foto de una esquina de su calle, tomada todos los días a las siete de la mañana y desde el mismo sitio. Y luego un incidente de cuando está buscando tema para un relato de Navidad y Auggie le cuenta cómo se hizo con la cámara de fotos que usa, precisamente un día de Navidad. Relato muy fluido. En la primera parte, Auster mete al lector enseguida en ambiente, define lo justo a Auggie y se va colocando a sí mismo en segundo plano, hasta el momento en que se da cuenta de que Auggie está como intentando fotografiar el tiempo: nos da una lección de cómo aprender a mirar alrededor. En la segunda parte, después de atender a la interesante pero dudosa historia de Navidad que Auggie le cuenta, el narrador hace un comentario para dejar al margen su verosimilitud: “Mientras haya una persona que se la crea, no hay ninguna historia que no sea verdadera”. (Lumen. 32 págs. 14,50 €). Iain Lawrence, “Los bucaneros”. Tercera novela de la serie iniciada con Piratas de tierra y Los contrabandistas y que, como ellas, tiene una trama tensa y cuidadas descripciones de la vida marinera de la época. A principios del siglo XIX John Spencer, ahora con diecisiete años, viaja en el Dragón hacia el Caribe. Esta vez la tripulación está mandada por el capitán Butterfield, un viejo y prudente amigo de su padre. En el camino recogen a Horn, un náufrago cuyo pasado se irá desvelando poco a poco, y acaban enfrentados al temible capitán-pirata Bartholomew Grace junto a las costa de Venezuela. El relato tiene secundarios con fuerza, como el misterioso Horn, el supersticioso cañonero Abbey, y sobre todo el diabólico Bartholomew Grace. Como suele ocurrir en esta clase de series, se producen reencuentros con personajes de las anteriores entregas, como Tommy Dusker el Arrogante y la joven Mary Mawgan. De nuevo, el principal fallo está en el esquematismo: en el argumento suceden demasiadas cosas, algunas acciones requerían un desarrollo mayor, también los personajes podrían estar mejor dibujados. Con todo, es una digna novela de género. (SM. 237 págs. 6,70 €). Walter Moers, “Las 13 vidas y media del Capitán Osoazul”. Obra que para el mercado español se ha publicado en tres libros. De momento han salido dos, titulados “Mi vida de pirata enano” y “Mi vida en el Gran Bosque”, y se anuncia un tercero que se titulará “Mi vida en Atlántida”. Los datos de los dos primeros son: Madrid: Maeva, 2003 y 2004; 235 y 273 págs.; ilust. del autor; trad. de Miguel Sáenz. Precios: 12,50 y 13,14 €). Un oso azul tiene 27 vidas, indica el protagonista y narrador al principio, y anuncia que sólo revelará las primeras 13 vidas y media pues, según él, “un oso ha de tener sus aspectos oscuros: eso lo hace atractivo y misterioso”. Al hilo de su narración incluye aclaraciones en forma de voces del “Diccionario de prodigios, formas de vida y fenómenos de Zamonia y sus alrededores que requieren explicación”, del profesor Abdul Ruyseñor. Todo comienza cuando Osoazul es recogido, de la cáscara de nuez en la que navega, por unos piratas enanos. A partir de ahí, su vida es una sucesión de tropiezos con personajes a cuál más extravagante y de estancias en los lugares más pintorescos. Destaca, sobre todo, su aprendizaje en la Escuela Nocturna del doctor Ruyseñor, donde hace amigos y acaba siendo un diccionario andante, con una grave carencia: “Sólo había una cosa que no sabía: para qué servía saber todo eso”. Con su primera novela, el alemán Walter Moers ha obtenido un gran éxito y cosechado grandes elogios, que no se deben esta vez al estilo zafio y provocador de sus anteriores cómics. A primera vista, su obra puede incluirse dentro de la literatura infantil y juvenil: por sus protagonistas, por su carácter episódico, por los detallados mapas que aparecen en sus guardas, por los dibujos humorístico-descriptivos que ayudan al lector a situar los sucesos y personajes que se describen. Pero debe inmediatamente decirse que no es la suya una novelita ingeniosa más: está concienzudamente elaborada, es inusualmente larga y francamente inteligente, se coloca en una tradición que sólo es literatura infantil o juvenil secundariamente. Con un humor intelectual posmoderno que asoma desde la bromista cita inicial -”la vida es demasiado preciosa para confiársela al destino”, firmada por Deus X. Machina-, a lo largo de las extravagantes aventuras de Osoazul se satirizan con talento géneros literarios y situaciones humanas. Así, al igual que obras como El barón de Munchausen, basa una parte de su eficacia en una exageración que siempre se formula con seriedad. Del mismo modo que libros de viajes como Los viajes de Gulliver, aunque su primer objetivo no sea la crítica política como era el de Swift, se apoya mucho en la descripción de seres y comportamientos que recuerdan diversas actitudes vitales. Como Terry Pratchett en su serie del Mundodisco, aunque la novela de Moers sea más coherente que las de Pratchett, hace continuas bromas en cualquier dirección y logra comentarios y escenas de auténtica comicidad. Debe añadirse también que tanto narrativa como literariamente la obra tiene calidad, y que la traducción al castellano también es excelente. De todas formas, no todos los lectores conectarán igual con ella: esta clase de relatos pueden hacerse pesados por la sobreabundancia de ingenio cuya finalidad tantas veces no se ve y porque un narrador fanfarrón excesivo no siempre resulta simpático. Mirjam Pressler, “Malka Mai”. Segunda Guerra Mundial. La doctora Hanna Mai, judía, debe huir precipitadamente desde Polonia hacia Hungría, llevándose a sus dos hijas, Minna y Malka. Como la pequeña Malka no puede soportar la marcha decide dejarla con unos campesinos que se comprometen a llevársela en tren al cabo los pocos días. Las cosas se complican: Malka es abandonada y volverá de nuevo a Polonia y le ocurrirán muchas cosas. Entretanto, Hanna decide volver desde Budapest en su busca. Relato convincente, donde brillan las mejores cualidades de la escritora alemana y quedan minimizados los aspectos menos atractivos de sus novelas con protagonistas jóvenes. Basado en una historia real a la que se añaden episodios imaginados, se dibujan bien los dos principales conflictos por medio de una narración en bloques alternos: unos centrados en Hanna y otros en Malka. Se describen magníficamente las luchas internas de Hanna: sus dudas de conciencia sobre si hace o no lo correcto y sobre si las decisiones vitales que tomó en el pasado fueron acertadas. Es conmovedor el desvalimiento de Malka, sus modos de reaccionar ante las dificultades y cómo se va produciendo su deterioro interior. Siendo legítimo, el desenlace quizá sea innecesariamente más doloroso y desasosegante de lo que podría ser: es como si a la escritora le costase dejar la puerta un poco más abierta. (Diagonal del Grup 62. 303 págs. 13,46 €). Emili Teixidor, “Corazón de Roble”. Nueva edición de una novela juvenil que destaca por su lenguaje preciso y su acción tensa. Cataluña, siglo XIX, final de la tercera guerra carlista. Un chico de pasado misterioso se queda cuidando la masía El Roble y, con ayuda de una niña valiente y deslenguada que trabaja como hilandera en un pueblo cercano, logrará ir salvando las situaciones comprometidas que se le presentan y, poco a poco, también averigua su pasado. El relato está bien estructurado y bien ambientado, histórica y socialmente. Los distintos episodios que se suceden tienen interés en sí mismos y cada uno añade un dato necesario para resolver el misterio de los orígenes de Tinco. Se dibujan bien las personalidades de los protagonistas, especialmente la de Viana. Es un mérito más que se presente a los chicos en medio de conflictos que no entienden, sin que se intente orientar la simpatía del lector hacia uno u otro de los bandos en conflicto. (Destino. 284 págs. 9 €). Joanne K. Rowling, “Harry Potter y la Orden del Fénix”. Con su quinta entrega sobre Harry Potter, Joanne Rowling se interna en terrenos resbaladizos sin caerse ni una sola vez. Después de un verano con sus tíos, Harry Potter averigua que un grupo de magos capitaneados por Dumbledore, la Orden del Fénix, está preparándose para combatir a Voldemort. Después de un tenso juicio donde se salva de la expulsión de Hogwarts, vuelve allí para empezar un curso en el que suceden muchas cosas... La novela tiene las mismas cualidades de las anteriores: la estructura está bien armada; continuamente surgen pequeñas incógnitas que tensan más y más la trama, pero a la vez hay escenas o diálogos humorísticos en los momentos oportunos; abundan las descripciones ingeniosas... Pero la más importante sin duda es cómo Rowling pinta la evolución de sus personajes, toda una demostración de que conoce y sabe reflejar bien la complejidad interior de los adolescentes. (Salamandra. 893 págs. 23 €). J. Pérez-Foncea, “Iván de Aldénuri”. Iván, un joven de doce años, vive tranquilamente con su familia hasta que un día llegan por mar unos guerreros de Kerrenia y le secuestran. Gracias a sus poderes, consigue escaparse y a través del Mar de Enden llega a las tierras de Errion-Thal. Allí se ve inmerso en una serie de aventuras en las que está en juego el futuro de este territorio. El peligroso pueblo de los morghuks ha revivido y con ellos los thaurroks, animales fantásticos que siembran el terror y la uerte a su paso. Novela fantástica, escrita inspirándose en El Señor de los Anillos, en la que un joven, gracias a su generosidad, se transforma en héroe casi por accidente. Muy bien escrita, con una intriga que atrapa, Iván de Aldénuri escenifica con un argumento ingenioso el ancestral enfrentamiento entre las fuerzas del Bien y del Mal. (Libroslibres. 280 págs. 15,95 €). Charles Dickens, “David Copperfield”. Aunque esta obra, que Dickens consideraba su favorita, suele tener una asidua presencia en las librerías, sin lugar a dudas la edición de Alba merece un lugar muy especial. Se trata de un volumen esmerado, muy trabajado en la encuadernación, la tipografía y la presentación. Hacía más de cincuenta años que no se acometía una nueva traducción en castellano, de la que se ha encargado Marta Salis. La edición reproduce, además, las ilustraciones originales de H.K. Browne, Phiz, que fueron apareciendo en entre 1849 y 1850. La traducción se basa en el texto de la primera edición, de 1850, que apareció muy poco tiempo después de que finalizase la novela por entregas. El envoltorio es, pues, magnífico y ayuda a releer y reencontrarse con una de esas novelas-río inolvidables que demuestran la fuerza de la literatura para provocar emociones duraderas. (Alba. 1.022 págs. 37,50 €). Agustín Alonso-Gutiérrez, “A traición”. El joven toledano Juan Martín llega a Madrid después de haber enterrado a su padre en Toledo. El que fuera una importante figura de la corte, muere desterrado y deshonrado. Juan viaja a la Villa y Corte con la intención de alistarse en los tercios españoles y marchar lejos. Nada más llegar, la casualidad le pone al borde de la muerte y se ve inmerso en unos extraños y complicados sucesos. La aparición de un misterioso manuscrito enreda su estancia en Madrid y casi sin querer descubre una conspiración hábilmente diseñada por los seculares enemigos de la Corona española. El autor ha ambientado la trama en el Madrid del Siglo de Oro, con una detallista verosimilitud. A traición es una buena novela de aventuras e histórica, que servirá además para que los jóvenes lectores conozcan mejor, sin falsificaciones, una época apasionante de la historia de España. (Editex. 200 págs. 7,95 €). Rafael de los Ríos, “María y el rey”. María, una joven brasileña de origen cubano, se encuentra de manera inesperada con Gregorio en el Parque del Retiro. Tanto María como Gregorio recuerdan episodios de su vida pasada e intentan buscar una solución para el padre de ella, prisionero en las cárceles de Fidel Castro. Esta acción, bastante realista y con sus dosis de romanticismo, se alterna con el relato fantástico de la vida de unos habitantes muy singulares del Retiro, los árboles y las estatuas, que cobran vida. Rafael de los Ríos ha escrito una novela que se lee de un tirón, con un argumento que avanza a golpe de sorpresas, con escenas muy divertidas fruto de una atrayente y poética imaginación. (Palabra. págs. 10 €). Tomado de Luis Daniel González, Aceprensa, 15.XII.04
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It's been a year since we launched Gastro Obscura, a guide to the world's most wondrous food and drink. To mark this milestone, we’ve looked back at the 1,000 foods we've added to our database, picking out some of the most amazing entries in different categories. We also reviewed data from our readers, who, for the past year, have been marking which foods they have tried or want to try. It revealed some bests of the best.

Most Desired Food: Peanut Butter Fruit

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Out of the more than 1,000 entries in our foods database, readers wanted to try peanut butter fruit the most. Although it might look a bit like a grape tomato, this Andean fruit has a smooth, dense pulp with a nutty flavor that has undertones of berry and sweet potato. Native to Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador, it can be eaten raw or blended into milkshakes or pastries. Some chefs even transform it into a jam, making for an all-in-one PB&J spread.

Most Desired, Yet Elusive Food: Threads of God

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Twice a year, pilgrims in Sardinia walk 20 miles from the city of Nuoro to the village of Lula. They are celebrating the Feast of San Francesco, and when they reach their destination they will be rewarded with the rarest pasta in the world. Also known as su filindeu, Threads of God are intricate, painstakingly pulled noodles that only three women on Earth can make. So it’s not surprising that the pasta has proved the most desired, yet elusive food in Gastro Obscura’s database: It has the greatest discrepancy between readers who want to try it and those who actually have had the pleasure.

While the ingredients list is simple—semolina wheat, water, salt—making Threads of God is a delicate process of working the dough into rounded strands and doubling, doubling, doubling until reaching some 250+ strands without breaking. After drying in the sun, the noodles are commonly served with a simple mutton broth and sprinkling of pecorino cheese.

Most Desired Decadence: Lapis Legit

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Out of all the pastries, puddings, and pies we’ve covered in the past year, this Dutch-Indonesian dessert takes the cake. Lapis legit, Gastro Obscura’s most desired sweet, consists of 18 to 30 individually baked layers of spiced butter, sugar, and egg yolk, sometimes in a variety of colors. The decadent stack combines elements of German baumkuchen, a spit-roasted cake that Dutch colonists brought to Indonesia in the 15th century, with local Indonesian spices such as cinnamon, clove, mace, and nutmeg. To achieve the layers, bakers swapped out the traditional spit for a pan and broiled each layer before adding the next. Today, you can track down the delicate delicacy in Indonesia or the Netherlands (where it’s also known as spekkoek).

Most Surprisingly Explosive Food: Chocolate Teacakes

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Our foods database contains quite a few pyrotechnic delights, but when it comes to surprisingly explosive food, unassuming chocolate teacakes take the top prize. In 1953, members of England’s Royal Air Force made an interesting discovery about the teacakes in their ration packs: With increases in altitude, the marshmallow inside the cakes expanded and, at 15,000 feet, it cracked the chocolate shell. It wasn’t long before pilots started conducting what one veteran called “rather unscientific in-flight experiments” with their snacks.

It was all fun and games until the teacake explosion. During the summer of 1965, a captain and student pilot forgot they had placed several unwrapped treats above their instrument panels. After the captain performed an emergency depressurizing switch, the treats exploded, scattering chocolate shrapnel and marshmallow across the windshield, flight controls, and the mens’ uniforms. Afterward, the RAF banned marshmallows from flights. Although it’s never been officially confirmed, most people suspect the teacakes in question were Tunnock's.

Most Artistic Food: Tibetan Buddhist Butter Sculptures

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From radish sculpture contests to parades with giant floats made entirely of citrus, food makes a fantastic medium for creative expression beyond the kitchen. Stunning, ephemeral, and sometimes painstakingly detailed, Tibetan Buddhist butter sculptures might be the finest example of food art. To make the sculptures, monks and nuns shape yak butter—which also fuels lamps in Buddhist temples—by hand and dye it with mineral pigments to form flowers, animals, and symbols. The sculptures are a crucial element of the New Year’s Butter Lamp Festival in Tibet, when the streets are filled with flickering butter lamps and beautiful butter-based art. But, like most food, this wonder doesn't last forever. At some point, the makers melt their masterpieces or feed them to animals.

Spiciest Food: Death Noodles

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When in Jakarta, you’d be hard-pressed to find a warung, a late-night, hole-in-the-wall food stall, that didn’t sell some version of Indomie noodles. But only one establishment serves up a version so spicy, it’s earned the nickname “death noodles.” The dish is covered in 100 to 150 ground-up bird’s eye chilies. On the Scoville scale, which ranks spiciness, a single bird’s eye chili is 100,000 units, which is hot, but nothing warranting a death moniker. However, when crushed and combined, the 100 to 150 peppers in death noodles can add up to a scorching Scoville rating of 20 million. Just how hot is that? One British chef claims to have temporarily lost his hearing after eating the dish.

Most Creative Use of Leftovers: Kartoshka

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During food shortages in the USSR, no crumb went to waste. Thrifty chefs used sgushyonka, a sweetened condensed milk, to deliciously glue bits of leftover cake, cookies, or bread together to form new desserts. Kartoshka was one such dessert. Meaning “potato” in Russian, the crumb collage gets shaped into a little tuber and coated in cocoa powder for a final flourish. Now that cafeterias tend to have more ingredients to spare, the treats sometimes get a splash of cognac or rum and a bit of frosting.

Deadliest Catch: Mad Honey

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In Nepal, men scale steep cliffs on rope ladders and dodge stings from giant bees in the hopes of collecting a sweet and powerful prize: hallucinogenic honey.

It might be tempting to say mad honey’s intimidating reputation comes from its psychedelic properties (bees produce it when they feed on the nectar of rhododendrons that contain a neurotoxin), but the most dangerous aspect of this food is the act of harvesting it. As the bees nest on cliffs, honey hunters must try to extract pieces of the hive while dangling hundreds of feet in the air. The insects also happen to be the largest honeybees in the world.

Most Controversial Food: Peanut Butter & Mayonnaise Sandwich

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The peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich started innocently enough. During the Great Depression, cheap, filling foods played an integral role in Americans’ lives. One particularly beloved combo of protein and fat was the peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich. Though the sandwich remained popular in the South throughout the decades following the Depression, it’s since faded into obscurity. When we published an entry on it, the sandwich had a polarizing effect on our readers. Some cried sacrilege over the unconventional combo. However, many readers remembered the sandwich with nostalgic fondness, chiming in with other toppings their families added to the PB&M, including lettuce, bacon, and bananas. One reader had thought the PB&M was something only her grandmother made: "I thought I was the only one. I have mayo mates!”

Oldest Food: The Speyer Wine Bottle

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The oldest wine in the world is nearly 1,700 years old. Unearthed from a couple’s tomb in what is now Speyer, Germany, the Speyer wine bottle houses a dark, resin-like mass and cloudy liquid. And just how did this liquid keep while other ancient tipples evaporated? Historians point to a solid wax seal and significant portion of olive oil in the wine, which helped further seal the liquid off from air. You can still see the wine bottle at Speyer's Historical Museum of the Palatinate. Researchers even say that it’s probably still safe to drink, but museum curators aren’t taking any chances cracking the ancient seal.


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          Erdoğan'ın ziyareti sonrası Maduro'dan Türkiye mesajı!      Cache   Translate Page      
Venezuela Devlet Başkanı Nicolas Maduro, Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan'ın ülkeye ziyaretine ilişkin yaptığı açıklamada "İşbirliğimiz yeni dünyayı inşa etmeye devam etmemizi sağlayacak" dedi.
          La crisis en Venezuela impacta a la selección de fútbol del país      Cache   Translate Page      
"Está muy difícil volver a tener amistosos en Venezuela", dijo el director de la Federación Venezolana de Fútbol
          Brasil-México: só indefinição      Cache   Translate Page      
SÃO PAULO - Depois da assinatura do acordo de livre-comércio com o Chile, que deverá apressar o tratado do Mercosul (Argentina, Peru, Paraguai, Uruguai e Venezuela, que está suspensa) com a Aliança do Pacífico (Chile, Colômbia, Costa Rica, México e Peru), o Brasil agora, nos dias derradeiros do governo Temer, procura fortalecer suas relações comerciais com o México.
          Comentario en Qué pasaría si Estados Unidos interviene militarmente a Venezuela por Anónimo      Cache   Translate Page      
estoy de acuerdo contigo amigo alcides, al pueblo ignorante se deja tranquilo, pero a esa parranda de chavistas de mierda y los militares jala bolas, cuando caiga este gobierno y pierdan el poder tendremos que crear un grupo para exterminar con esa mierda mala que le cayo a Venezuela en estos últimos 20 años, fuera los chavistas y corruptos tienen acabado al país, pronto iremos por sus cabezas, seremos como azotes de barrio pero de este gobierno los primeros serán Padrino y Diosdado.
           Desde la Coordinadora Simón Bolívar expresan solidaridad internacionalista con Ana Belén Montes      Cache   Translate Page      

Al Pueblo De Venezuela,
Al Gobierno Bolivariano de Venezuela,
A los Pueblos y Gobiernos del Mundo,
A los Medios de Comunicación Nacionales e Internacionales,
A la Opinión Pública Nacional e Internacional,
Al Mundo entero,
Hermanos y Hermanas:


          Ergün Diler / Büyük çöküş      Cache   Translate Page      
CUMHURBAŞKANI Erdoğan'la Arjantin, Paraguay ve Venezuela gezilerini bitirip döndük. Ayağımızın tozuyla gazeteye geldik. Kaldığımız yerden devam edelim... DEĞİŞEN dünya dengelerinin etkisini daha çok göstereceği... Devamı için tıklayınız
          Leopoldo López pide no reconocer a Maduro por «usurpador»      Cache   Translate Page      
El líder opositor venezolano Leopoldo López, preso político del régimen de Nicolás Maduro desde 2014, ha pedido a la comunidad internacional «no reconocer» al actual presidente a partir del 10 de enero, cuando se acaba oficialmente su mandato constitucional, y «ejercer una mayor presión contra el régimen y su élite corrupta». Así lo manifiesta en una carta escrita por él y leída el pasado lunes en un acto en Madrid por su madre, Antonieta Mendoza. En el escrito, el dirigente del partido Voluntad Popular, recuerda que el 10 de enero de 2019 supone el inicio de un nuevo periodo constitucional en Venezuela, «pero es fundamental que todo el mundo tenga claro que comienza con un dictador usurpando la Presidencia de la República y sus funciones». En este sentido, advierte de que Maduro «no ha sido electo en elecciones libres y democráticos, reconocidas por los venezolanos y la comunidad internacional». Por eso, insiste, la «petición de la Venezuela democrática es clara: se debe dar el desconocimiento absoluto de Nicolás Maduro como presidente de Venezuela y de todas las decisiones que tome como usurpador del poder. Serán decisiones ilegales e ilegítimas». La carta de Leopoldo López fue leída por Antonieta Mendoza de López durante el seminario internacional «Grandes desafíos de Iberoamérica» de la Fundación Internacional para la libertad, que preside Mario Vargas Llosa. En ella reflexiona sobre «la peor crisis política, económica y social de la historia de Venezuela», así como por el momento que atraviesa la oposición al régimen, que, explica, «se encuentra en intensas conversaciones para construir las bases de un Acuerdo Nacional que defina las reglas de una transición ordenada e inmediata y que garantice la plena vigencia de la Constitución de 1999 como instrumento jurídico-constitucional que unifica el sentimiento de la mayoría del pueblo venezolano». En esa transición, continúa, la Asamblea Naciona, que le corresponde presidir a su partido el próximo año, juega a su juicio «un rol fundamental» como «principal institución con legitimidad democrática». Gobierno de unidad nacional Así mismo, señala que el proceso de reunificación de la oposición ha permitido avanzar en la articulación y coordinación de la creciente protesta social en la defensa de la democracia y «avanzar así en la construcción de los consensos necesarios para cristalizar la organización de una huelga general en contra de la dictadura». López afirma que «el compromiso con los venezolanos y con la comunidad internacional es refundar una democracia sobre bases más justas, y por tanto más sólidas». «La propuesta es conformar un gobierno civilista de unidad nacional, que vaya más allá de una simple coalición de partidos», apunta.
          Banquera venezolana se mudó a Inglaterra para huir de la inseguridad pero sujeto la viola y la mata      Cache   Translate Page      

¡Macabro! Joven venezolana fue víctima de un brutal asesinato por su compañero de cuarto


EN GRAN BRETAÑA, 02 Diciembre, 2018: Una mujer venezolana fue violada y brutalmente asesinada por su compañero de cuarto en julio pasado en Inglaterra. Meses después del macabro crimen, el sujeto fue sentenciado a cadena perpetua.

Segùn publica el portal peruano Ojo.Pe,  se trata de Stela Domador-Kuzma se mudó hace cuatro años a Gran Bretaña desde su natal Venezuela con el sueño de buscar nuevas oportunidades y abandonar la inseguridad que azota a su país. 

La joven, quien trabajaba en una entidad bancaria, se mudó a un nuevo departamento en julio de este año. Su compañero de cuarto era Ryan Thornton, un joven de 20 años adicto a la pornografía de mujeres amordazadas.

La madrugada del 8 de julio, con solo una semana viviendo en ese departamento, Stela se encontraba durmiendo luego de pasar un día de playa con sus amigos.

Ryan Thornton, por su parte, había estado bebiendo en un bar cercano luego de ver el partido Inglaterra vs Suecia por la Copa del Mundo con sus amigos.

"El 7 de julio, la señorita Domador-Kuzma había estado en la playa con algunos amigos. Mientras que el acusado había estado bebiendo durante el partido de Inglaterra vs Suecia en la Copa del Mundo", indicó el fiscal.

El sujeto llegó al departamento y, según la reconstrucción de los hechos, buscó videos pornográficos de mujeres violadas en su computadora. Luego decidió hacer realidad su macabra fantasía con su compañera de cuarto.

De acuerdo al fiscal Matthew Jewell QC, Ryan Thornton ingresó a la habitación con un cuchillo y una cinta adhesiva. El sujeto intentó violarla, pero como Stela gritó desesperada, él la apuñaló. Una vez muerta, Thornton violó a la joven venezolana.

Por los cortes presentados en el cuerpo, las autoridades concluyeron que Stela luchó por varios minutos para evitar ser violada y asesinada.

Tras cometer el horrendo crimen, Ryan Thornton salió del departamento y pidió ayuda fingiendo haber sido apuñalado por un delincuente.

Algunos empleados del bar donde había estado bebiendo el día anterior lo ayudaron y llamaron a la Policía.

Agentes realizaron una búsqueda con perros por el supuesto delincuente, pero no hallaron sangre y decidieron buscar en el edificio.

Ahí encontraron el video pornográfico que Thornton había visto y luego forzaron la puerta de la habitación de Stela.

Al ingresar no percibieron nada extraño, pero todo quedó expuesto cuando levantaron el edredón y hallaron el cuerpo de la joven.

DOLOR

Tras el crimen, la madre de Stela, Olga, expresó el dolor que sentía por la muerte de su hija: "Stela salió de Venezuela con la esperanza de encontrar un nuevo hogar. Un lugar donde ella se sintiera segura, donde existen la justicia y la ley. Ella eligió Reino Unido por sus oportunidades de trabajo y una sociedad segura. He extrañado no tener a Stela conmigo todos los días durante los últimos cuatro años, pero sabía que estaba a sólo una llamada de distancia. Ahora, cada vez que quiero llegar a ella tengo que enfrentar la realidad de que ya no está con nosotros. No tengo palabras para expresar cuánto me duele".

"La pérdida violenta, trágica, inesperada e irreparable de nuestra amada Stela, ha causado un profundo dolor. Nadie merece que su bella vida termine de una manera tan desgarradora".

"Desafortunadamente, alguien se cruzó en su camino y decidió que tenía la autoridad para violar sus derechos y quitarle la vida. Ella ni siquiera tuvo la oportunidad de defenderse, ya que estaba dormida cuando el cobarde asesino cometió el crimen", señaló la madre de la víctima.

Tras algunos meses de investigación, el juez sentenció a Ryan Thorton a cadena perpetua con opción a buscar libertad condicional luego de pasar 22 años y seis meses preso.

          Exportaciones al ALBA representan el 0.83% del total - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page      

Los ingresos por las exportaciones a Venezuela, Cuba y Bolivia representan el 0.83% del valor de las ventas totales del país al exterior.

La exportación de bienes nicaragüenses a esas tres naciones generaron US$18.6 millones en el período de enero a octubre de este año, según el Centro de Trámites de las Exportaciones (Cetrex).

Venezuela importó productos nicaragüenses por el orden de los US$17.8 millones, Cuba por US$200,000 y Bolivia por US$620,000.

Mientras tanto, los ingresos que generaron las exportaciones a EE. UU. en ese mismo lapso fueron de US$903.4 millones, representando el 40% del valor de las exportaciones totales de Nicaragua, confirmando que es el principal socio comercial de este país centroamericano.

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Al juntar las divisas que le generan a Nicaragua los tres países de la Alianza Bolivariana de las Américas (ALBA), por comercio, equivalen el 2.07% del total percibido por las exportaciones a EE. UU.

Las exportaciones totales de Nicaragua, sin incluir zonas francas, ascendieron a US$2,261.9 millones en los primeros 10 meses del año.

En riesgo

Azucena Castillo, diputada liberal y exgerente de la Asociación de Productores y Exportadores de Nicaragua (APEN), opinó que el Gobierno debe hacer todo lo posible por preservar el mercado estadounidense y no ponerlo en riesgo.

Castillo explicó que EE. UU. es un mercado natural con el que Nicaragua tiene un tratado de libre comercio, el DR-Cafta.

Sin embargo, advirtió que “todas las negociaciones que se hicieron con EE. UU. a través del DR-Cafta podrían estar en peligro”, desde el momento en que ese país ha catalogado a Nicaragua como una amenaza.

“Ese mercado, que ahorita representa el 40% de las exportaciones contra menos del 1% (que representan Venezuela, Cuba y Bolivia), podría salir afectado por esa orden ejecutiva del presidente (Donald Trump)” contra el Gobierno de Nicaragua, indicó.

Esa orden ejecutiva, es la emitida el 27 de noviembre por el presidente estadounidense, quien catalogó la situación de Nicaragua comENDo “una extraordinaria e inusual amenaza para la seguridad nacional y la política exterior de Estados Unidos”.

Castillo, quien también fue ministra de Fomento, Industria y Comercio en el año 2005, cuando se negociaba el DR-Cafta, dijo que “con las exportaciones no se debería jugar” porque “son la columna vertebral de la economía de un país”.

De las exportaciones “dependen la inversión, la generación de divisas, la creación de empleos; con una apertura comercial, el pueblo se beneficia de tener los mejores productos, calidad de productos, precios competitivos, pero no nos podemos cerrar como país, porque ni China es autosostenible”, comentó la experta en mercados internacionales.

Los destinos

Según el Banco Central de Nicaragua (BCN), entre enero y septiembre de este año Nicaragua le vendió a EE. UU. oro, café, carne, azúcar, queso, pescado, langosta, camarón, frijol, maní, puros y tabaco.

En ese mismo período, a Venezuela exportó carne y azúcar, entre otros productos que no especifican las estadísticas oficiales.

EE. UU. es el principal socio comercial de Nicaragua, seguido por el mercado centroamericano, que en el período de enero a septiembre de este año le generó US$468.3 millones.

De Costa Rica, Nicaragua recibió divisas por el orden de los US$106.6 millones, en concepto de exportaciones; de El Salvador, US$203.7 millones; de Guatemala, US$93.2 millones; y de Honduras, US$64.8 millones.


          Colombian diocese honored for serving Venezuelan migrants      Cache   Translate Page      

Bogotá, Colombia, Dec 4, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA).- The Diocese of  Cúcuta, Colombia, has been awarded a Portafolio Award, an annual recognition in the country given to organizations and people promoting economic and social development.

The award is conferred by Portafolio, a business and economics magazine in Colombia.

The Nov. 29 award ceremony recognized the diocese’s work to support Venezuelans crossing the border into Colombia to flee the worsening economic and social crisis in their homeland.

"Representing the diocese at the award ceremony were  Fr. Francesco Bortignon and Fr. David Caña Pérez in recognition of the free services they provide at the Migration Center and the Divine Providence Casa de Paso (transit center) respectively,” the diocese said in a November 29 statement.

According to the state agency Migración Colombia, 1,032,016 Venezuelan migrants have settled in the country during the last two years, while another 853,480 have passed through while in transit to other countries.

The statement noted that Bortignon began the Diocese of Cúcuta’s Center for Migrants in 2016. In its first year the center provided hospitality and medical services to nearly 5,000 migrants.

Caña has coordinated the Casa de Paso transit center since 2017. To date it has provided more than 750,000 lunches to Venezuelan migrants, especially the children and the elderly.

The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, presented the award to Caña

The priest explained that the transit center that he runs is located a kilometer from the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, which connects Cúcuta with the Venezuelan city of  San Antonio del Táchira.

“Today we distribute more than 8,000 lunches daily: 3,000 at the transit center, and throughout the entire city we have six soup kitchens where Fr. Francisco and the other priests are providing a service,” he said.

Caña said that the award was the opportunity God gave him “to speak before a stage where the greatest businessmen in Colombia are present, on the actual conditions Venezuelans are living in, to invite them take a look at Cúcuta, to innovate in this city, because we believe that blessings for the country are going to come through Cúcuta, thanks to all the charitable works we are doing.”

 

This article was originally published by our sister agency, ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.


          Spain strengthens socialism across the Atlantic      Cache   Translate Page      
Spain strengthens socialism across the Atlantic

Spain’s ruling socialist government has reinforced two regimes on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean that represent prime threats to liberty and human dignity.

Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party (PSOE), which rules Spain with the support of far-left members of Podemos and pro-secessionists from Catalonia, abstained from voting for a measure to condemn Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro in October. Then, late last month, Sánchez made an official visit to Cuba, alongside his wife Begoña Gómez, Trade Minister Reyes Maroto, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Borrell.

At a press conference in Havana, Prime Minister Sánchez called for “more intense” relations between Spain and Cuba. There, he unveiled a sweetheart deal for Cuba: Sánchez postponed Cuba’s repayment of the €300 million debt it owes to 300 Spanish businesses. Meanwhile, the two nations created a €415 million fund for investment, allowing Spain to provide Cuba with railways, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and broadband … the payment for which will likely be postponed.

These state-negotiated agreements are anything but an example of the free market, which both countries so desperately need right now. As historian and commentator Tom Woods stressed, “Capitalism involves nothing more than free contract and exchange, bounded by private-property rights. Politicians are predators on this process.” Sánchez does not fight for the free exchange of goods and services between Spaniards and Cubans, but reportedly yearns for an “oxygenating” of the stagnant, interventionist economy and totalitarian government.

In Cuba, “all courts are subject to political interference, and private property is strictly regulated. Excessive bureaucracy and lack of regulatory transparency continue to limit trade and investment,” according to the 2018 edition of the Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation.

Political freedom fares worse yet. There were 5,155 political arrests in Cuba in 2017 – an average of 430 arrests each month. Yet during his visit, Sánchez made no effort to meet with Cuban anti-communist dissidents such as Las Damas de Blanco, “The Ladies in White,” one of the most important organizations calling for the liberation of all political prisoners incarcerated by the Cuban regime. The Christian Liberation Movement, a Roman Catholic organization calling for the freeing of political prisoners, similarly did not merit a visit.

Sánchez’s indifference to their plight during his visit sparked some international backlash. Guy Verhofstadt, the EU’s Brexit negotiator and spokesman for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), noted that Sánchez “did not meet the Cuban opposition nor mention Cuba's 139 political prisoners.”

“As a key player in EU relations with Latin America, his statements and actions have been deplorable,” he added.

Domestically Albert Rivera, the leader of the center-Right Citizens Party (Ciudadanos), said it is impossible to defend human rights if dissidents’ voices are not heard. He said Spain should have paid heed to “those who are being persecuted for defending freedom.” Cuban-born Spanish politician Rocío Monasterio, who is with the conservative Vox Party, called the visit “an insult to Cuban people.

Spanish citizens should remain vigilant towards our socialist government and demand it begin fighting for liberty, free markets, subsidiarity, and human dignity, as well as demanding that it make a strong and unequivocal condemnation of totalitarian ideologies like Communism. Spain should rush to sustain any movement that will free Cuba’s repressed economy, recognize Cuban citizens’ human rights, and bring greater political and religious freedom to the island. But these efforts of Pedro Sánchez will only further entrench the totalitarian government.

Based on the PSOE’s fondness for Venezuela, strengthening solidarity among socialists within the West is likely the deal’s intended purpose.

Ben.johnson December 4, 2018 - 2:14pm Ángel Manuel García Carmona

          Big Tech is crossing 'The Creepy Line'      Cache   Translate Page      

This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video “Socialism Leads to Violence” to be viewed by young people. It violates “community guidelines,” said the company in a computer-generated email. Anti-capitalist bias? Or just an algorithm shielding children from disturbing violence in Venezuela? I don’t know. But a new documentary, “The […]

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          Off-Topic :: Re: ¿Cómo Están En Venezuela?      Cache   Translate Page      
Autor: pandeche
Asunto: Re: ¿Cómo Están En Venezuela?
Publicado: Lunes, 03 Diciembre 2018 (GMT 1)

Nuevo aumento de sueldo para los Venezuelanos



Y el cualquier parte del mundo dirían "uff que bueno" "excelente que les aumenten el sueldo" "que suerte tienen los Venezolanos que les aumentan el suendo en diciembre"



Pues les diré que no es para nada alentador el aumento de sueldo que en verdad fué una devaluación interna, ya ni siquiera se devalúan de acuerdo al dolar negro sino que ahora devalúan el bolívar con respecto al PETRO...



Como es eso? dirán ustedes.



Pues bien es así:



Salario anterior: 1.800

Salario actual: 4.500



Es un aumento de 1.5 veces EXCELENTE!!!! NO, pues no...



Antes del aumento podías comprar 1 Petro con 3.600Bs y ahora 1 Petro Vale 9.000; eso si el precio del petro en Dólares casi no ha variado de 60$ por Petro así que en vez de ser un aumento de 1.5 es una devaluación de 1.5 veces (el sueldo con respecto al petro es de 30$ al mes ó lo que es lo mismo 1/2 Petro cryptomoneda que no existe en el blockchain por lo que no existe como cryptomoneda real, se compra sólo con dólares y si la quieres vender te devuelven bolívares)



Eso internamente, externamente (dolar negro) el sueldo lo acaban de subir de 3.6 dólares al mes a 9 dolares al mes. Alguien puede decirme que se puede comprar con 9$ al mes... Si no he visto mal por ahí las hamburguesas de McDonalds baratas salen en 4$ +/- no? así que +/- 2 hamburguesas se puede comprar con 1 mes COMPLETO de salario



Para no perder la costumbre (antes del aumento ya que no he tenido chance de pasar al mercado)

1Kg de Harina 450 (9.000 el bulto de harina)

Cereal de chocolate 800

Carne de Res 1Kg 1.500 (ya va a desaparecer porque acaban de intervenir los mataderos)

Aceitunas 1Kg 6.000 (había comprado 300 Gr en casi 400 Bs, es decir cerca de 1.000 el Kg y subió MUCHISIMO)

Pasas caja de 250gr 3.300

Papel Toilet 2 rollos 1.200

Mantequilla 500

1Kg cebollas 2.500

1 Kg papas 1.500

Pollo -> No existe en los anaqueles

Huevos de gallina -> no existe en los anaqueles

Pan de jamon último precio que me ateví a preguntar: 2.800

2 Litro refresco 750
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Aún te quedan dudas o preguntas, abre un post en Presentaciones y Dudas Generales

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Crea una Wallet de XAPO da 25% más si cobras por ella en algunas Faucets


          Médicos cubanos, el internacionalismo proletario desvirtuado a gran negocio      Cache   Translate Page      
En Cuba se están fotografiando los dólares que son enviados a los cooperantes en Venezuela, evitando falsificaciones. La publicación digital Diario de Cuba acaba de publicar la imagen de varios médicos cubanos rodeados de televisores Led, a la espera en el salón de un aeropuerto. Ambas instantáneas son rostros indiscretos de un gran negocio, exportar fuerza de trabajo con la etiqueta de Internacionalismo proletario.
          Miami’s Brickell City Centre hosts immersive design environments for CasaCor      Cache   Translate Page      
It’s that time of the year again, when the international art and design worlds descend onto Miami for a week of champagne-fuelled parties and events. While Design Miami/ launches its 14th edition, a few blocks from the beachfront, CasaCor Miami takes over the Brickell City Centre in the radically-contrasting Financial district, for its second edition. Once again, the interiors hub brings together local and international talent, this time across a 25,000 ft venue, where textile meets lighting and furnishing trends. ‘It’s an immersive experience to connect with each concept,’ says Miami-based, Venezuela-born Jessica Acosta Rubio, curator of CasaCor Miami 2018. ‘It explores the very fine line between art and design, between beauty and functionality.’ Interior by Sabrina Maclean Hinojosa & Desiree Casoni Garcia. Photography: Kris Tamburello Thematically rooted in our relationship to nature, the exhibition aims to bring the energy of the natural environment to this bustling...
          Venezuela Opposition Lawmaker Faces Decades in Jail for Alleged Attack on Maduro      Cache   Translate Page      
Reported by RIA Nov. 3 hours ago.
          La ONU incluye por primera vez a Venezuela en el plan anual de ayuda humanitaria      Cache   Translate Page      
La Oficina de Coordinación  de la Ayuda Humanitaria ha solicitado 738 millones de dólares para ayudar a los países latinoamericanos que reciben a venezolanos. En total, el plan de respuesta humanitaria asciende a 21.900 millones de dólares. Yemen es el país que recibirá más fondos.
          Cabello: ¡Un cargo de elección popular significa más compromiso revolucionario!      Cache   Translate Page      
Este martes, el primer vicepresidente del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello destacó a los concejales y concejalas que debían entender que un cargo de elección popular no significa más privilegios, si no más compromiso con la Revolución Bolivariana.
          G20: You can smell tear gas in the streets as the oil industry squabbles      Cache   Translate Page      
What the G20 and OPEC meetings mean for the political relations, economies, and people of the world.

Last week, two important meetings took place—one, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, and two, in Vienna, Austria, of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil producers. The two meetings did not produce any resolution to the major economic challenges in the world. But they did soothe the nerves of financial markets. At the G20, the United States and China dialed down the temperature over trade but did not settle the long-term grievances each side has of the other. At the OPEC+ meeting, Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production and raise the price of oil despite pressure from the United States and others to keep oil prices low.

At neither meeting did the major powers find solutions to their problems. They are all caught in mazes from which there are no easy exits. But what calmed the world of finance was that the geopolitical tension between the major powers seemed to have lessened. What impact this reduced tension has for the world’s people, however, is not clear.

Trade

The “trade war” engineered by U.S. President Donald Trump against China began with tariffs and ended with a damp squib. At the G20, Trump told China’s Xi Jinping that the U.S. tariffs that would have gone up to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports will no longer be applied. China, for its part, said that it would import more goods from the United States. No specifics were announced, which is why the tensions over even this agreement spilled over onto Twitter (courtesy of Trump’s hyperbole) and into more sober statements from the Chinese government.

The more fundamental questions of intellectual property and currency valuation remain unsolved. The United States accuses China of theft of the intellectual property of U.S. firms, but the Chinese counter—as they have in the arbitration panels of the World Trade Organization—that they merely draw from technology transferred as a result of commercial agreements freely made by firms eager to use Chinese labor. It will be impossible to resolve these two problems, since neither side sees the issues in the same way. Their worldviews regarding intellectual property and currency valuation are utterly alien to each other. If the United States believes that China is unfairly valuing its currency, the Chinese point to the unfair advantage that the dollar has over every currency in the world since it is used as one of the major global currencies for facilitation of trade and for the storage of wealth.

Oil

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman offered each other a friendly hand slap at the G20. Everyone seemed happy to see Mohammed bin Salman, despite the clear evidence of his role in the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

But the real agreements between Russia and Saudi Arabia were not directly made in Buenos Aires. They were made more quietly in Vienna at the OPEC+ meeting. At Buenos Aires, Putin said, “yes, we have an agreement to prolong our accords.” He was referring to the deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia since 2016 to manage oil prices to their mutual benefit. The deal notwithstanding, Saudi Arabia has continued to pump itself into trouble—flooding the market with oil, driving prices down and depleting its own treasury as a result. Now Russia is eager to see oil production cuts and oil prices rise. Trapped by sanctions and by low oil prices, Russia has plunged into internal economic difficulties. The real issue was how much each country inside and outside OPEC should pump. That is why Putin said, “there is no final deal on volumes.” In fact, even after the deal has begun to emerge, there is no final deal. Saudi Arabia has not been a good partner here. It has pumped outside the numbers over the course of the past few years, largely under pressure from the United States.

There are two reasons why the United States wants low oil prices, despite the fact that the U.S. is now one of the world’s largest oil producers. First, low oil prices mean an immediate subsidy for the U.S. consumer and for U.S. manufacturing firms. There is no economic incentive to move to renewable energy when oil prices are low. Second, low oil prices hit adversaries of the U.S.-led world order that—as it happens—are major oil producers. The list includes Iran and Venezuela, two countries that have been sent into internal turmoil as oil prices have plummeted. But the United States has sufficient tools to hurt these countries without forcing oil prices down. For instance, even if oil prices rise, U.S. sanctions can be harsh enough to cut Iranian and Venezuelan oil out of the market. The lack of Iranian and Venezuelan oil operates as an effective cut in oil production, which will itself raise oil prices.

Saudi Arabia has already begun to pressure Libya and Nigeria to reduce oil exports, although both these African countries are reliant upon oil revenues. Saudi Arabia has succeeded in pushing Qatar out of OPEC on political grounds, but since Qatar only produces 2 percent of OPEC’s crude oil the departure, Qatexit is not meaningful. Inside the world of oil, there are those who are always pushed aside so that others can benefit.

Oil Buyers’ Club

In 2005, Indian Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar assembled his counterparts from across Asia to start a discussion on a buyers’ club. The precise issue on the table was the “Asian Premium” charged by Saudi Arabia and other oil producers to Asian countries. The “Asian Premium” is substantial—close to $10 billion per year for the Asian consumers of Gulf oil. It is what bothered Aiyar and the other oil ministers. But they did not come to any agreement.

Asia is the largest importer of oil in the world. India and China, with the United States, are the three largest importers of oil. Right behind them are Japan and South Korea. If you add the oil imports by China, India, Japan and South Korea, then these four Asian countries import a full third of world oil imports. They are both reliant upon the oil exporters, but they also have power as a bloc of consumers.

In 2012, China’s premier Wen Jiabao said that there needed to be a counter-cartel to OPEC that should include Europe and the United States. Interest in his proposal was minimal. Oil had reached $100 per barrel. It stifled economic growth and did not move any of these industrial giants toward non-carbon renewable fuel.

The issue of a buyers’ cartel came back on the table in April this year at the International Energy Forum. The chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Sanjiv Singh and the chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Wang Yilin then met in Beijing to go deeper into the possibility. By June, China and India—which import 17 percent of the world’s oil—had begun to openly talk about a buyers’ cartel to help create “stable and moderate” oil prices, as India’s current Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan put it.

China and India have been upset by the U.S. sanctions on Iran. They have felt that these produce an adverse impact on Asian economies. They are joined by Japan and the European Union, who are also not pleased with these sanctions. It is now being said that if China and India establish a buyers’ club, Japan and Europe will join in.

Smell of Tear Gas

From the air-conditioned rooms of the oligarchy, we go to the tear gas of the streets.

Protests in Paris, France, have been the most violent in decades. The yellow vests (gilets jaunes) appeared as if out of nowhere to demonstrate against the French government’s hike in fuel prices. They make the case that the violence of the economy has destroyed their ability to function. Any violence on the streets is a reflection of the violence that structures their lives. The streets of Paris smelled of tear gas.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, labor unions and political groups of one kind or another planned massive protests against the G20. They wanted to scream at their leaders, who have been deaf to their pleas. But the Argentinian government held the G20 meeting at the Costa Salguero convention center, on the magnificent Rio de La Plata. Police cordoned off the area, while the coast guard boats sailed up and down the river. No one could get near the site. None of the leaders were interrupted by the chants.

There were no protests in Vienna. The OPEC building was nonetheless surrounded by the elite WEGA units. No one knew that the meeting was being held. There is so little democracy in the institutions that structure our lives.

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.


          US returns to weighing Venezuela oil sanctions      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Turkish Airlines offers free Istanbul stopover to passengers from Doha      Cache   Translate Page      

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, has launched a unique Istanbul stopover package, enabling transit passengers from Doha to take advantage of a free night’s stay in the city.  

The unique offer from Turkish Airlines allows passengers travelling from Doha through Istanbul to experience a taste of Turkey for free. Turkish Airlines will give passengers the chance to turn a layover into stayover by offering four and five star hotel accommodation at no charge to those transiting through Istanbul to numerous destinations around the world, including Europe, North Africa, America (USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba, Venezuela), Cyprus, Mauritania, Ghana and Ethiopia and of course combine any of those wonderful places with a quick magical trip to Istanbul too.

Mr. Mehmed Zingal, General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Qatar, said: “We want to provide our passengers who are traveling from Qatar with an opportunity to experience Turkish hospitality and other attractions that the beautiful city of Istanbul has to offer. We are confident that our passengers will benefit from our service and will make the most out of it”.

Passengers connecting through Istanbul from Doha with a layover of more than 20 hours can enjoy a free hotel stay based on their tickets. Economy-class passengers who choose to stopover in Istanbul will get a complimentary night’s stay at a four-star hotel, while business class passengers receive two nights in a five-star property in Taksim. Passengers should complete the booking process beforehand in order to receive their vouchers for the accommodation. The stopover package provides free accommodation only for round-trip passengers through Turkish Airlines and can be used on both, the outbound or inbound journey, while visa fees, cost of travel around the city and between the airport and hotel are borne by the passenger.

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          Cardeal venezuelano no Advento: Na noite escura mantemos viva a luz da esperança      Cache   Translate Page      
CARACAS, 3 de Dez, 2018 / 04:30 pm (ACI).- Ao celebrar a "Missa da Esperança", na véspera do início do Advento, o Cardeal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Arcebispo de Mérida e Administrador Apostólico de Caracas, destacou que "em meio a esta noite escura, mantemos viva a luz da esperança".
 

          G20: You can smell tear gas in the streets as the oil industry squabbles      Cache   Translate Page      
What the G20 and OPEC meetings mean for the political relations, economies, and people of the world.

Last week, two important meetings took place—one, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, and two, in Vienna, Austria, of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil producers. The two meetings did not produce any resolution to the major economic challenges in the world. But they did soothe the nerves of financial markets. At the G20, the United States and China dialed down the temperature over trade but did not settle the long-term grievances each side has of the other. At the OPEC+ meeting, Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production and raise the price of oil despite pressure from the United States and others to keep oil prices low.

At neither meeting did the major powers find solutions to their problems. They are all caught in mazes from which there are no easy exits. But what calmed the world of finance was that the geopolitical tension between the major powers seemed to have lessened. What impact this reduced tension has for the world’s people, however, is not clear.

Trade

The “trade war” engineered by U.S. President Donald Trump against China began with tariffs and ended with a damp squib. At the G20, Trump told China’s Xi Jinping that the U.S. tariffs that would have gone up to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports will no longer be applied. China, for its part, said that it would import more goods from the United States. No specifics were announced, which is why the tensions over even this agreement spilled over onto Twitter (courtesy of Trump’s hyperbole) and into more sober statements from the Chinese government.

The more fundamental questions of intellectual property and currency valuation remain unsolved. The United States accuses China of theft of the intellectual property of U.S. firms, but the Chinese counter—as they have in the arbitration panels of the World Trade Organization—that they merely draw from technology transferred as a result of commercial agreements freely made by firms eager to use Chinese labor. It will be impossible to resolve these two problems, since neither side sees the issues in the same way. Their worldviews regarding intellectual property and currency valuation are utterly alien to each other. If the United States believes that China is unfairly valuing its currency, the Chinese point to the unfair advantage that the dollar has over every currency in the world since it is used as one of the major global currencies for facilitation of trade and for the storage of wealth.

Oil

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman offered each other a friendly hand slap at the G20. Everyone seemed happy to see Mohammed bin Salman, despite the clear evidence of his role in the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

But the real agreements between Russia and Saudi Arabia were not directly made in Buenos Aires. They were made more quietly in Vienna at the OPEC+ meeting. At Buenos Aires, Putin said, “yes, we have an agreement to prolong our accords.” He was referring to the deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia since 2016 to manage oil prices to their mutual benefit. The deal notwithstanding, Saudi Arabia has continued to pump itself into trouble—flooding the market with oil, driving prices down and depleting its own treasury as a result. Now Russia is eager to see oil production cuts and oil prices rise. Trapped by sanctions and by low oil prices, Russia has plunged into internal economic difficulties. The real issue was how much each country inside and outside OPEC should pump. That is why Putin said, “there is no final deal on volumes.” In fact, even after the deal has begun to emerge, there is no final deal. Saudi Arabia has not been a good partner here. It has pumped outside the numbers over the course of the past few years, largely under pressure from the United States.

There are two reasons why the United States wants low oil prices, despite the fact that the U.S. is now one of the world’s largest oil producers. First, low oil prices mean an immediate subsidy for the U.S. consumer and for U.S. manufacturing firms. There is no economic incentive to move to renewable energy when oil prices are low. Second, low oil prices hit adversaries of the U.S.-led world order that—as it happens—are major oil producers. The list includes Iran and Venezuela, two countries that have been sent into internal turmoil as oil prices have plummeted. But the United States has sufficient tools to hurt these countries without forcing oil prices down. For instance, even if oil prices rise, U.S. sanctions can be harsh enough to cut Iranian and Venezuelan oil out of the market. The lack of Iranian and Venezuelan oil operates as an effective cut in oil production, which will itself raise oil prices.

Saudi Arabia has already begun to pressure Libya and Nigeria to reduce oil exports, although both these African countries are reliant upon oil revenues. Saudi Arabia has succeeded in pushing Qatar out of OPEC on political grounds, but since Qatar only produces 2 percent of OPEC’s crude oil the departure, Qatexit is not meaningful. Inside the world of oil, there are those who are always pushed aside so that others can benefit.

Oil Buyers’ Club

In 2005, Indian Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar assembled his counterparts from across Asia to start a discussion on a buyers’ club. The precise issue on the table was the “Asian Premium” charged by Saudi Arabia and other oil producers to Asian countries. The “Asian Premium” is substantial—close to $10 billion per year for the Asian consumers of Gulf oil. It is what bothered Aiyar and the other oil ministers. But they did not come to any agreement.

Asia is the largest importer of oil in the world. India and China, with the United States, are the three largest importers of oil. Right behind them are Japan and South Korea. If you add the oil imports by China, India, Japan and South Korea, then these four Asian countries import a full third of world oil imports. They are both reliant upon the oil exporters, but they also have power as a bloc of consumers.

In 2012, China’s premier Wen Jiabao said that there needed to be a counter-cartel to OPEC that should include Europe and the United States. Interest in his proposal was minimal. Oil had reached $100 per barrel. It stifled economic growth and did not move any of these industrial giants toward non-carbon renewable fuel.

The issue of a buyers’ cartel came back on the table in April this year at the International Energy Forum. The chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Sanjiv Singh and the chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Wang Yilin then met in Beijing to go deeper into the possibility. By June, China and India—which import 17 percent of the world’s oil—had begun to openly talk about a buyers’ cartel to help create “stable and moderate” oil prices, as India’s current Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan put it.

China and India have been upset by the U.S. sanctions on Iran. They have felt that these produce an adverse impact on Asian economies. They are joined by Japan and the European Union, who are also not pleased with these sanctions. It is now being said that if China and India establish a buyers’ club, Japan and Europe will join in.

Smell of Tear Gas

From the air-conditioned rooms of the oligarchy, we go to the tear gas of the streets.

Protests in Paris, France, have been the most violent in decades. The yellow vests (gilets jaunes) appeared as if out of nowhere to demonstrate against the French government’s hike in fuel prices. They make the case that the violence of the economy has destroyed their ability to function. Any violence on the streets is a reflection of the violence that structures their lives. The streets of Paris smelled of tear gas.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, labor unions and political groups of one kind or another planned massive protests against the G20. They wanted to scream at their leaders, who have been deaf to their pleas. But the Argentinian government held the G20 meeting at the Costa Salguero convention center, on the magnificent Rio de La Plata. Police cordoned off the area, while the coast guard boats sailed up and down the river. No one could get near the site. None of the leaders were interrupted by the chants.

There were no protests in Vienna. The OPEC building was nonetheless surrounded by the elite WEGA units. No one knew that the meeting was being held. There is so little democracy in the institutions that structure our lives.

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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En un ambiente signado por la esperanza de millones de mexicanos, asumió la presidencia de México Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Esperanza impulsada por la promesa histórica de una cuarta revolución que mejore las condiciones de vida de las mayorías, que acabe con la violencia y la degradación institucional en la que sucesivos gobiernos neoliberales, atados al yugo estadounidense, han dejado al país.

Su mandato pretende inspirarse en figuras señeras de la historia política del país, como lo indica la nueva imagen institucional del Gobierno. En ella están Miguel Hidalgo y José María Morelos, próceres en la lucha contra el imperio español; Benito Juárez, hijo de indígenas zapotecas y presidente liberal de la Reforma; Francisco Madero, referencia política de la Revolución de 1910 contra la dictadura porfirista y el general Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, quien impulsó la reforma agraria, nacionalizó el petróleo y dio asilo a miles de perseguidos luego de la guerra civil española.

Sin duda, una herencia de inclusión y derechos sociales, de soberanía y dignidad. Un legado de unidad nacional y transformación valiente que intentará sobreponerse a un horizonte plagado de obstáculos.

Silvio Rodríguez, invitado a la finca de AMLO en Palenque a modo de musa inspiradora, trasmitió el desafío del flamante gobierno con un poema de su connacional cubano Nicolás Guillén. Para hacer esta muralla, tráiganme todas las manos, los negros sus manos negras, los blancos sus blancas manos…, recitó el trovador, en clara alusión a una orientación de resistencia a los muros racistas y fascistas.

Mientras tanto, en la porteña Buenos Aires, otra muralla de gendarmes y vallas blindaban la reunión G20 de jerarcas mundiales y otras especies menores. Allí, como no podía ser de otro modo, el presidente saliente Peña Nieto ejecutaba su último gran acto de entrega neoliberal, la firma del nuevo tratado comercial T-Mec (USMCA por sus siglas en inglés) entre México, Canadá y Estados Unidos, apenas una renovación forzada del viejo NAFTA.

La esperanza de retomar la senda virtuosa

La presencia de varios presidentes y líderes de izquierda como Evo Morales Ayma, Nicolás Maduro, Miguel Díaz Canel o Manuel Zelaya, simbolizaron la esperanza con la que revolucionarios y el progresismo latinoamericano miran hoy hacia su propio Norte. Un horizonte de anhelos necesario luego de la dura derrota ante el fascismo en Brasil.

¿Marca la presidencia de AMLO la posible recuperación del sueño de soberanía de América Latina y el Caribe? ¿Es el posible inicio de una nueva “oleada” – al decir de García Lineras – de gobiernos alineados con sus pueblos y no con los amos del capital? ¿Podrá el nuevo gobierno mexicano tender puentes, marcar nuevamente los trazos de una integración regional hoy desdibujada por el imperialismo?

Aunque sea demasiado pronto para afirmarlo con certeza, para elucidar parcialmente estos interrogantes bien vale dar una mirada al panorama regional que se avecina, para entender los retos que tendrá que afrontar América Latina y el Caribe en su sinuosa marcha hacia la emancipación.

Lo previsto y lo imprevisto

En la arena de la institucionalidad democrática, en pocos días se llevarán a cabo elecciones municipales en Venezuela, en las que además del PSUV y sus partidos aliados, algunos partidos opositores o locales podrían obtener un buen resultado. Más allá de eso, el gobierno bolivariano continuará en el intento de volver a la mesa de negociación con la oposición, para distensar una guerra económica que no da tregua. Es evidente que el panorama sigue siendo complicado dado que Estados Unidos ha fortalecido su retaguardia en la región, contando ahora con una derecha militarista y macartista en el poder en el vecino Brasil.

Como contrapeso a la consolidación del esquema golpista en Brasil, el éxito en la gestión de gobierno de López Obrador y la posibilidad de concertar un ambiente de menor agresividad a través de una política exterior dialoguista, serán un gran aporte.

Si bien la paz regional es el primario, las fuerzas progresistas latinoamericanas deberán apoyar también con compromiso a la revolución bolivariana en sus esfuerzos por reconducir la situación económica del país. A la estrategia de sometimiento neocolonial le resulta casi tan útil el derrocamiento del gobierno de Nicolás Maduro, como culparlo de las penurias económicas del país, difamando a Venezuela como un experimento fallido de modelos socialistas para anular la imagen de que hay alternativas a la barbarie capitalista.

Dicho esquema de propaganda no será tan fácil en Bolivia, país que junto a Paraguay proyectan el mayor crecimiento económico para este año, alrededor de un 4,3% según la CEPAL. En su último informe “Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe 2018”, la Comisión destacó las políticas del gobierno de Evo Morales basadas en la inversión pública y el consumo interno, señalando además entre otros factores positivos su bajo nivel de emisión de deuda en relación a otros países de la región.  

Pese a ello, los sectores conservadores no cejarán en arremeter en las primarias y generales de este año contra una nueva reelección del binomio Morales-García Lineras. Las estratagemas de manipulación de la oposición serán todas las conocidas y acaso más, ya que la situación objetiva habla a favor del actual gobierno.

Una parada difícil tendrá el FMLN en El Salvador para continuar en el gobierno y obtener mayoría parlamentaria el 3 de febrero. En apariencia, las mejores posibilidades de triunfo las tienen por ahora el ex alcalde de San Salvador Nayib Bukele, expulsado del FMLN en 2017 en puja contra el candidato del partido derechista ARENA, Carlos Calleja. Esto constituiría un nuevo revés para la izquierda en la región y por supuesto para los bloques de integración regional soberana.

En Centroamérica estará también en juego el poder ejecutivo de Panamá (en Mayo) y Guatemala (en Junio). Aunque no es posible aún realizar vaticinio alguno, la mayor parte de los contendientes pertenecen a partidos del establishment y a la derecha, lo cual no permite alentar optimismo sobre cambios positivos.

Además de todo esto, en la vecindad subregional es previsible lo imprevisible. La debilidad del gobierno de Hernández en Honduras, el desmejoramiento social en Costa Rica, la agresión estadounidense contra Nicaragua, el tema migratorio y la contienda entre China y los EEUU por prevalecer, hacen de Centroamérica un polvorín inestable en el que podría haber variaciones no inscritas en calendario.

Lo mismo podría suceder en Haití, si las manifestaciones y la impopularidad de Moise continuaran subiendo de tono.

Otro momento clave ocurrirá en octubre, cuando – además de las elecciones en Bolivia ya mencionadas- se elija un nuevo gobierno en Uruguay y Argentina. En el país charrúa, también se perfilan dificultades para la continuidad del Frente Amplio, luego de tres ciclos consecutivos en el poder.

En Argentina, el desprestigio del actual gobierno neoliberal de Macri es muy grande, pero la alternancia hacia un gobierno popular de raigambre peronista no está asegurada. Los medios monopólicos y el gobierno de Estados Unidos jugarán allí muy fuerte, dividiendo y ensuciando la imagen pública de la oposición. Sólo un potente movimiento popular unificado logrará contrarrestar allí la catástrofe de una nueva victoria del poder concentrado.

Dentro de la inestabilidad regional se inscriben también la enorme fragilidad del sistema político peruano, apenas mitigado por un Vizcarra navegando entre rocas afiladas y la pérdida de legitimidad institucional del gobierno de Lenin Moreno en Ecuador, ocultada por los medios hegemónicos. Si la situación económica desmejora por el ajuste iniciado, acabaría por encenderse la chispa de la indignación, lo cual según la historia de este lugar podría incendiar la pradera velozmente.

¿Qué sucederá con la integración regional?

Los pueblos del mundo se ven hoy confrontados con la falta de salidas que ofrece el capitalismo, la incertidumbre futura y la inseguridad generalizada. En el trasfondo subjetivo las personas sufren la asfixia de la globalización cultural, la extrañeza que producen los cambios veloces y la angustia de un modelo de sociedad que promueve la ruptura de lazos, la competencia individualista y el consumo irracional.

A ello se suma en América Latina la desmoralización insuflada por las “cruzadas anticorrupción” – impulsadas por Estados Unidos para eliminar a la competencia política y por ende económica.

En vez de optar por el único camino posible, una revolución humanista de los valores y la organización social, la emergencia de un nuevo sentido común que permita redistribución de riqueza y emancipación colectiva, un gran sector, acaso el más vulnerable, opta por la regresión, adhiriendo a modo de tabla de salvación a morales conservadoras, fundamentalismos religiosos y personajes autoritarios. Todo ello sumamente funcional al poder establecido.

La derechización social cuestiona la decadencia sistémica, la opresión globalizadora y de algún modo también los fundamentos racionalistas de las sociedades surgidas a partir de las revoluciones del siglo XVIII.

En ese clima adverso, los lentos avances conseguidos en la integración y la soberanía en los últimos años se ven barridos hoy por una ola mundial y regional de fragmentación. En su caída del pedestal de la unipolaridad, los EEUU aspiran a arrasar con toda resistencia en bloque para rehacer al menos en parte su dominancia sobre las naciones al Sur del Río bravo.

Los gobiernos progresistas de los países latinoamericanos, comenzando con el nuevo faro mexicano, tendrán que vérselas en todos los casos con fuerzas de choque internas que consumirán la mayor parte de sus energías disponibles, dificultando que parte de esta energía fluya hacia proyectos de integración compartidos.

Aun así, ya se deja entrever la recomposición de lazos de pertenencia a un amplio campo popular en el que incubará un futuro más promisorio, lazos en los que los movimientos sociales de base y sobre todo, las nuevas generaciones y las mujeres deberán tomar la palabra.

El fuego de la unidad solidaria y soberana de los pueblos no se apaga. En la hora en que la adversidad política institucional la convierte en rescoldo, corresponde su cuidado, hasta que nuevamente vuelva a ser potente llama.

Fuente: ALAI


          Comment on The List All Caravan Asylum Seekers Want to Be On by Carlyle MacDuff      Cache   Translate Page      
I think it is worth noting that the problems of the migrants are not a consequence of actions by the USA. They are a consequence of the incompetent administrations of their countries of origin. To the migrants, the USA is a potential haven where they hope to be able to gain employment, enjoy a good standard of living and bring up their children with sound education and much less danger. That is what they have been unable to achieve in their own countries reflecting the failure of their own governments - whatever their political persuasion. There has been much promotion of a few Venezuelans returning to Venezuela under a Maduro program. But what is the percentage returning, as some two million were reported to have left?
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IDIOCRACIA ERA UMA PROFECIA
Quando um filme de comédia se torna uma tragicomédia real


O FILME LEGENDADO, VOCÊ ENCONTRA AQUI

Idiocracia (Idiocracy, 2006), de Mike Judge, é um filme bem conhecido dos cinéfilos. É uma comédia ácida do mesmo criador de Beavis e Butt-Head. Um filme que há 12 anos atrás era apenas uma paródia em cima da estupidez inerente ao ser humano, ampliando isso para toda um tempo no futuro onde TODOS seriam idiotas, incluindo o presidente e as pessoas com ele no governo. 

Joe Bowers vive no presente (de 2005) é um soldado. Está feliz em seu posto, que não requer nenhum esforço de inteligência. É uma pessoa medíocre e está feliz com isso. De repente ele é recrutado para um experimento de hibernação, onde passará um ano em animação suspensa. Sua parceira no experimento é Rita, que Joe não sabe ser uma prostituta. 

Claro, as coisas dão errado e ele dorme por 500 anos. Quando acorda, o mundo está caótico e dominado por pessoas extremamente idiotas. Como isso aconteceu? 

Presidente Camacho, ex-ator pornô (nem brinca)

A introdução no filme mostra isso de forma até mesmo crível: as pessoas mais inteligentes se dedicaram tanto às suas carreiras que deixaram para ter filhos sempre para depois, ou seja, nunca. E, as pessoas mais medíocres faziam o que sabiam fazer de melhor, filhos. Filhos medíocres. Foi uma espécie de involução. Quinhentos anos depois o caos estava instalado. 

O programa mais popular da TV se chama Chute Minhas Bolas, que é, claro, um cara tendo os testículos chutados ou feridos de qualquer outra forma, o programa inteiro. O filme de maior sucesso de bilheteria e que ganho o último Oscar de melhor filme é roteiro é Bunda. O enredo? Uma bunda na tela por uma hora e meia. E nem é uma bela bunda.

Os Starbucks agora são todos lugares para se ter masturbação paga. Quando as pessoas se irritam demais, gás calmante é borrifado em suas caras. O presidente é um ex-lutador de Luta Livre e ex-ator pornô que usa uma metralhadora. O seu staff é o que há de pior. Todos são imbecis, mas o Secretário de educação consegue ser mais idiota de todos, tanto que é chamado de idiota por eles.

Joe e o ministério dos EUA em 2505

É um estado totalitário, uma distopia. Mas, que é tão imbecilizado que não sabe que é totalitário e não sabe o que é distopia. As pessoas só querem saber de viver o momento, e que este momento seja o mais idiota possível. Ler é para maricas e falar normalmente soa efeminado. 

Neste mundo, Joe é a pessoa mais inteligente que eles já conheceram. Assim, sendo o presidente o nomeia Secretário do interior, e ordena que ele resolva todos os problemas, incluindo o da agricultura, pois não cresce nada no solo irrigado com algo parecido com Gatorade. 

Neste mundo do futuro, ser imbecil é normal e até mesmo, obrigatório. Quem diria que este futuro não demoraria 500 anos, mas, apenas 12, desde o lançamento do filme, em 2006. 

De repente o mundo se viu em uma escalada para a ignorância. Claro, não como uma novidade. Os próprios estadunidenses sempre foram um primor de falta de bom senso e inteligência e o filme é uma clara crítica a isso. Mas, essas pessoas sempre foram consideradas como as idiotas que eram e ninguém prestava atenção a elas. Mas, de uma hora para outra, uma explosão de ignorância tomou espaço da internet, com suas teorias de conspiração, fake news e revisionismos sem comprovação nenhuma e começou a ser cool ser imbecil, ser idiota. 

O Secretário da Educação de Idiocracia

O presidente eleito dos EUA chega a ser um páreo duro para o presidente Camacho de Idiocracia. Um homem orgulhoso de seus preconceitos e que parece mais uma criança birrenta, fez com que os que antes se envergonhavam de sua ignorância viessem para a luz, tomassem o centro do palco e sentissem que tinham encontrado um representante. Agora, ser idiota estava na moda. Ostentar a própria ignorância, principalmente na internet, era uma nova filosofia de vida. E quem não concorda não recebe um contra-argumento lógico, apenas refrões, frases feitas, repetidas por todos os idiotas. 

Se os EUA sucumbiu à traição da inteligência, por que o Brasil ficaria de fora desta nova onda? O nosso país entrou de cabeça, sem prancha mesmo. 

No YouTube prolifera desde há muito tempo os idiotas ensinando o mínimo para ser um idiota, e os idiotas aproveitam isso ao máximo. As teorias de conspiração mais absurdas são aceitas sem questionamento, as fake news evoluíram até chegar na infame mamadeira de piroca, que já vieram aqui defender - imagine, alguém defendendo uma mamadeira em formato de piroca - dizendo que foi apenas uma piada, como se os idiotas soubessem fazer piadas. 

O homem mais inteligente do mundo todo em 2505

O resultado disso tudo se viu nas eleições desde ano. E continuamos vendo. Mas, um exemplo bem claro que tive foi de uma pessoa conhecida, uma médica que, extremamente apavorada, dizia porque não votaria no candidato da esquerda:

- Eu não quero que o Brasil se transforme em uma Venezuela. Não quero ser obrigada a comer cachorro (e, por último, mas não menos importante), eu não quero ter que dividir meu apartamento com um sem-teto. 

Era como escutar um resumo das notícias de um grupo de Whatsapp nos dias anteriores às eleições. Era como ver um cérebro sendo corroído por tanta credulidade ingênua. Com certeza ela precisava de um borrifo de gás calmante. 

O fato é que Idiocracia era para ser uma paródia da nossa realidade e, no fim das contas, nossa realidade se tornou uma paródia de Idiocracia. Mas sem as risadas. 



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Roberto Patino, a rising star in Venezuela's unraveling opposition movement, pushes through a crowd of children clutching spoons and waiting to eat.   The 30-year-old organizes a crew that hands out hundreds of meals each day in slums throughout the capital. It's the only solid nourishment of the day for many of the children in La Vega neighborhood of western Caracas. And while it doesn't come with a serving of explicit political indoctrination, there's no doubt it's a sharp rebuke to the government's narrative that it alone can feed the poor.   "We've found fertile ground in these slums," Patino said of the lunches financed by Venezuelan donors at home and abroad, "for the message of change and creating a new Venezuela." As President Nicolas Maduro cracks down on opponents amid an unprecedented economic crisis, desperation has driven some critics, especially those in exile, to openly support violent shortcuts to removing him from power. There was an apparent attempt on Maduro's life in August with explosives-laden drones and some critics have welcomed recent suggestions by the Trump administration favoring a military coup.   But many of the beleaguered opposition figures remaining in the country see their best hopes in capitalizing on widespread discontent with Maduro's rule playing out in rough neighborhoods long considered his strongholds.   It's there where Patino, a former student leader, and other grassroots organizers in their 20s and 30s have been feeding children, encouraging women to become community activists and organizing protests to demand public services like reliable drinking water and electricity.   Twenty-eight-year-old Marialbert Barrios, the National Assembly's youngest member, has been giving talks at empowerment workshops urging women in a working-class section of Caracas to replace their passive complaints with action toward making their neighborhood better for everyone. It's a long-term strategy in a country where citizens are increasingly giving up on democracy and when the opposition's old guard is increasingly discredited.   "It's time that this generation took a step forward against totalitarianism and took the reins in the fight," Manuela Bolivar, a 35-year-old opposition lawmaker, tweeted recently.   Years of strong-armed government tactics — and internal battles over egos and strategy — have left Venezuela's opposition divided and feckless.   Things looked up briefly when the opposition won control of congress in 2015. But it quickly found itself outmaneuvered when Maduro began to ignore its dictums and target its leaders for promoting street protests last year seeking his resignation that left more than 120 people dead.   Things took a turn for the worse this year with the breakdown of negotiations between Maduro's government and the opposition aimed at laying the groundwork for fair elections. Maduro barred many top critics from the ballot in May presidential elections, leaving the opposition divided over whether to boycott the vote. Amid widespread allegations of vote rigging, Maduro easily won re-election despite polls showing overwhelming unpopularity. The failures helped turn sentiment against the opposition's traditional leaders. On social media, figures including former National Assembly President Julio Borges and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles are routinely denounced — with little direct evidence — as sellouts who have cut secret deals to coexist with Maduro.   Other opposition figures have been jailed, banned from politics by government-controlled courts or exiled, like Borges and former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma. In addition to a generational divide, exile is also driving internal frictions. Some leaders still in Venezuela like Capriles and former presidential candidate Henri Falcon have recently hinted they are open to a new attempt at dialogue, saying the tough talk from abroad will only lead to more bloodshed and consolidate Maduro's grip on power.   Allegations that several prominent opposition leaders, along with government officials, received payments from graft networks inside the state oil company or from a Brazilian construction giant also stained their credibility.   "Venezuela needs absolutely different leadership," said Luis Vicente Leon, head of the Caracas-based polling firm Datanalisis, citing polling that shows the opposition is just as unpopular as Maduro. "I'm not sure if that means young. It means fresh, which is different."   Among the young is Miguel Pizarro, a 30-year-old with shaggy black hair and heavily tattooed arms who was elected to the National Assembly at age 21.   He recently brought local TV cameras to the sprawling slum of Petare to call attention to crumbling and abandoned government apartment buildings that house hundreds but have been condemned as unsafe.   Like Patino, he's focused on bread-and-butter issues rather than confrontations in the streets.   "The challenge for political leaders is to win back the right to listen to the country," Pizarro said. "This has been lost because we haven't been fighting for and talking about what the majority of people need."   The opposition's overall unpopularity and sharp internal divides indicate that government officials' crackdown has been successful.   "They're not successful at dealing with the economic crisis and hyper-inflation," said Michael Penfold, a Caracas-based fellow for the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. "But they are quite good at playing the divisive game with the opposition."   Patino, meanwhile, said that he's deferred his political ambitions to focus on feeding 1,800 children five days a week in 21 slums of Caracas.   He believes it's his best chance at influencing his country by providing a vision of Venezuela's future different from the one featured in incessant government propaganda.   He's also founded other projects, like one that collects data on murdered Caracas residents in an attempt to fill the void left by the government's refusal to publish crime statistics.   Patino comes from a wealthy family and says he could have made a career abroad, with several job offers upon completing his master's degree at Harvard University. But he says the struggle is at home in Venezuela, feeding children one meal at a time.   "I launched this initiative, first out of a sense of humanity, a sense of what is needed right now," Patino said. "But also out of the thought that this is what service should be about."
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          Trump Jr. Invested in a Hydroponic Lettuce Company Whose Chair Was Seeking Trump Administration Funds — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Extra      Cache   Translate Page      

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, took a stake last year in a startup whose co-chairman is a major Trump campaign fundraiser who has sought financial support from the federal government for his other business interests, according to records obtained by ProPublica.

The fundraiser, Texas money manager Gentry Beach, and Trump Jr. attended college together, are godfather to one of each other’s sons and have collaborated on investments — and on the Trump presidential campaign. Since Trump’s election, Beach has attempted to obtain federal assistance for projects in Asia, the Caribbean and South America, and he has met or corresponded with top officials in the National Security Council, Interior Department and Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Beach and others at the startup, Eden Green Technology, have touted their connections to the first family to impress partners, suppliers and others, according to five current and former business associates. Richard Venn, an early backer of Eden Green, recalls the company’s founder mentioning “interest from the Trump family.” Another associate said Beach bragged about his ties to the Trumps in a business meeting.

The investment is one of just a handful of known business ventures pursued by Trump Jr. since his father moved into the White House almost two years ago. In addition to being a top campaign surrogate and public booster, Trump Jr. serves as an executive vice president of his father’s company and one of just two trustees of the trust holding the president’s assets.

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Ethics experts have consistently criticized these arrangements, arguing that they invite those seeking to influence the government to do so by attempting to enrich the president or his family members with favorable business opportunities.

Trump Jr. invested in the startup, a company that grows organic lettuce in a hydroponic greenhouse, last year, records show. Those records don’t state how much money — if any — Trump paid for his 7,500 shares. But the shares would have been worth about $650,000 at the end of last year, based on a formula used by another shareholder in a recent court filing. Neither Trump Jr. nor the company have disclosed his investment publicly. Trump Jr. obtained the stake through a limited liability company called MSMDF Agriculture LLC, which was set up by a Trump Organization employee last fall.

The key ethical question, said Virginia Canter, chief ethics lawyer at the nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, is whether Beach’s involvement with Eden Green, and Trump Jr.’s investment in it, are based on the business merits — or on the possibility of cashing in on connections to power. “Why is Trump Jr. being given this opportunity?” she asked. “It definitely has the appearance of trying to gain access by any means to curry favor with the administration.”

The willingness of Eden Green to invoke the Trump name in its business dealings raises further ethical concerns, experts said, particularly if potential customers understand that they are giving contracts to a startup whose success could enrich the president’s son.

Neither Trump Jr. nor his spokesman responded to messages seeking comment on his relationship with Beach and investment in Eden Green. A White House spokeswoman didn’t respond to emailed questions. Alan Garten, the Trump Organization’s top lawyer, said in a statement that Trump Jr.’s investment is a personal one. The entity through which it was made “is not owned or controlled by, or affiliated in any way with, The Trump Organization,” Garten said.

Last fall, Eden Green concluded a deal with Walmart. Today, the giant retailer sells the company’s lettuce, kale and other greens at about 100 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. (Eden Green’s sole facility is a 44,023-square-foot greenhouse outside Fort Worth, where it grows the greens in 18-foot vertical tubes.)

Walmart interacts with government regulators on an array of matters — everything from labor practices and land use to securities filings — but there is no indication that Walmart is aware of Trump Jr.’s connection to Eden Green. (Separately, Walmart contributed $150,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee. Beach was a finance vice chair of that committee, but a Beach spokesman says he has never met with Walmart executives.)

Molly Blakeman, a Walmart spokeswoman, declined to comment on Eden Green or its investors. “We don’t talk about our relationships with our suppliers,” said Blakeman, who added that Walmart has “supported inaugural activities” in the past.

Andrew Kolvet, a spokesman for Beach and the other Eden Green executives, said it’s “categorically false” that the Trump name was invoked by Eden Green officials. Kolvet cited a corporate policy that forbids discussing investors “with any current or potential client.” He also said Trump Jr. isn’t involved with company operations and bought into Eden Green during “U.S. friends and family fundraising efforts.”

A recent lawsuit asserts that Eden Green is in financial trouble. In October, the company’s largest shareholder, an entity controlled by a wealthy oil and gas family from Midland, Texas, filed suit in state court in Dallas, alleging “gross project mismanagement.” The suit accused Beach and six executives, all of them board members, of paying themselves extravagant salaries (allegedly $250,000 to $300,000 per year) and putting the company “on the precipice of failure.” A financial consultant hired to examine the company’s books asserted that Eden Green executives spent more than $19.4 million in the first nine months of 2018 — a daunting sum for a company that reported having raised a total of $22 million as of June — while generating $9,000 in revenues.

In late November, less than a month after the suit was filed, it was settled on confidential terms. Kolvet disputed the compensation figures asserted in the litigation, saying that the company’s pay is “in accordance with industry standards.” He maintained that Eden Green’s prospects are good. As with many startups, he said, “things don’t go in a straight line.” Kolvet asserted that the company has plenty of operating cash.


Trump Jr., now 40, and Beach, now 43, met at the University of Pennsylvania two decades ago. Both are the sons of wealthy businessmen, one in real estate, one in oil and gas. Beach’s father has since been laid low: Last month he was sentenced to four months in federal detention, plus two years of supervised release, for bankruptcy fraud.

Beach was a groomsman at Trump Jr.’s wedding (Trump Jr. and his wife recently separated). Beach and Trump Jr. like to hunt and once considered buying a hunting preserve in Mexico together. According to a 2010 deposition testimony by Trump Jr., they talked business during lunches at Rothmann’s steakhouse in New York.

Both have struggled in business at times. In 2009, Trump Jr. and others (including one person who pleaded guilty to an unrelated criminal fraud charge in 2010) formed a company that would sell concrete panels for home constructions out of a warehouse in North Charleston, South Carolina. The business quickly became mired in lawsuits seeking payment for unpaid bills. Trump Jr. made the situation more precarious by personally guaranteeing a $3.7 million loan for the project. Days before the note was due, the Trump Organization purchased the debt, eventually taking over the warehouse and selling it all back to Trump Jr.’s original business partner, according to press accounts.

For his part, Beach’s career path has also included some travails. He spent a year or so at Enron and then moved into finance. Beach worked for a hedge fund and remains locked in litigation with it more than a decade later. (He claims he wasn’t paid his full compensation; the fund claims he was “responsible for the destruction of millions of dollars of investor capital.”) Beach now runs a “family office focused on private equity investments” out of a Dallas office that Eden Green uses as its corporate address.

Trump Jr. has at least twice before invested with Beach in deals that didn’t pan out. Trump Jr. put $200,000 in a dry Texas oil well managed by Beach’s father, according to testimony by Trump Jr. He also lost an unknown sum in a failed African mining company affiliated with Beach’s uncle.

But Trump Jr. stuck with his friend. The Associated Press reported this year that the two formed a company last October to pursue technology investments.

Then there was Eden Green. By the time Trump invested last fall, the company had already run into problems. It first launched in 2013 in South Africa with an ambitious mission: to feed the world through a highly efficient indoor farming system deploying patented technology intended to yield 10 to 12 harvests a year, compared with two or three for conventional agriculture.

Butter lettuce and other leafy greens at a Eden Green vertical farm on June 27, 2018, in Cleburne, Texas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for Eden Green)

There’s a market for vegetables grown in controlled greenhouse environments as big retailers increasingly push for cleaner, more reliable and locally grown alternatives. But the challenges are significant. Energy costs run high, and there are myriad difficulties associated with scaling up to an industrial-size system.

That’s what happened in Eden Green’s first iteration, according to a half dozen early backers and associates. The produce may have been sustainable — but the business model wasn’t. The CEO of its European unit wrote in an October 2017 email obtained by ProPublica that the company had “been bleeding money and resources for almost 2 years now.” In the fall of 2017, Eden Green’s founders cemented a deal to hand over majority control to a group of U.S. investors led by Beach, current and former business associates said.

This was the company Trump Jr. bought into. He used an innocuous-sounding limited liability company, called MSMDF Agriculture LLC, to make the investment. ProPublica discovered MSMDF after the Trump Organization listed it in New York City filings among dozens of other entities it controlled. (Because the Trump Organization has contracts with the city to run the Wollman skating rink in Central Park and a golf course in the Bronx, the city requires the company to file disclosures.) The Trump Organization told ProPublica that MSMDF is not in fact owned by the Trump Organization but was included in the disclosure form because it’s controlled by Trump Jr., who was described in the form as MSMDF’s president, secretary and treasurer.

MSMDF was formed by a Trump Organization employee in September 2017 in Delaware, according to incorporation papers. Eden Green Holdings UK, Ltd., an affiliate of the Texas-based company, then listed MSMDF among its roughly two dozen shareholders in a 2018 report filed with British regulators.


The Trump Jr.-Beach connection has been most visible in the political arena. Last year, for example, Trump Jr. publicly thanked Beach and their mutual friend Tommy Hicks Jr., another wealthy investor from Dallas, for their fundraising during the 2016 campaign. “We couldn’t have done it without you guys,” Trump Jr. said of his buddies to a crowd of Republican donors in March 2017. “It was just absolutely incredible.”

In the foreword to a recent book, Trump Jr. reiterated the message, writing that a “rag tag army” — Trump Jr., Beach, Hicks and Charlie Kirk, the firebrand chief of the pro-Trump organization, Turning Point USA — barnstormed the country in 2016, raising “over 150 million dollars in ninety days.”

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Trump Jr. mentioned Beach and Hicks Jr. at a dinner hosted by the Dallas County Republicans in March 2017 and invested in Beach’s company Eden Green through an LLC created months after President Trump’s inauguration.

Since Trump’s election, Beach has met with top administration figures on multiple occasions. For example, according to the AP, he lobbied National Security Council officials to relax sanctions against Venezuela to create opportunities for U.S. companies. He attended a private lunch with Republican donors and Interior secretary Ryan Zinke.

Beach has denied leveraging his ties to the first family. Last month, Beach told a TV interviewer in Croatia, where he said he was exploring a “truly spectacular” $100 million real estate development, “I don’t need anything from the government, thankfully, except normal police protection in my hometown.”

But newly obtained emails show that Beach wanted government backing for his private business interests at the same time he was running Eden Green. In October 2017, Beach pitched Ray Washburne, who heads the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a government agency that offers loans and guarantees to American companies looking to expand into emerging markets, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. (Before joining OPIC, Washburne was a Dallas investor and a top fundraiser for Trump. He and Beach move in the same circles and have friends in common.)

“The Dominican Republic could really use some US investment and support,” Beach wrote in one email to Washburne, describing his various projects there, which included “a power plant upgrade to an existing tin mine” as well as liquid natural gas infrastructure. He invited OPIC officials to travel with him to the Dominican Republic “If permitted, we would be happy to handle all transportation from DC to DR and back,” he wrote in a follow-up note. (Such a trip never occurred, according to an OPIC spokesperson.)

A month later, the emails show, Beach also lobbied on another project, arranging a call with his business partner and one of Washburne’s top deputies regarding an “India Oppty,” which appeared to involve an energy fund. Separately, Beach also introduced Washburne to the head of oil giant Exxon Mobil’s Africa operations, with whom Beach said he had gone shooting at Blenheim Palace in England, where the Churchill family resided for three centuries. And Beach connected another Washburne aide with a South African mining executive who Beach described as “one of my partners.”

OPIC spokeswoman Amanda Burke said Beach has not submitted any formal applications for agency funding. “OPIC routinely meets with a variety of businesses and stakeholders,” she said, adding that formal applications trigger background and credit checks and “go through several levels of agency vetting and approval.”

Asked whether having a Trump connection would disqualify a person from receiving OPIC support, Burke emailed that “in general, an individual’s personal or legal business interests would not disqualify them from applying. However, certain relationships may cause board members or other decision makers of OPIC to be conflicted out of the decision-making process on potential projects.”


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El fallecido bolerista puertorriqueño Cheíto González, “El Jilguero Arecibeño”, fue objeto de un homenaje de parte de autoridades municipales, organizaciones sociales, músicos, artistas y seguidores en Puerto Rico.

El líder cívico y cultural, Tito Correa, organizador del evento, destacó que González representa una figura icónica en el género del bolero, con aportes invaluables por su calidad como cantante e interprete.

La actividad contó con la presencia del alcalde de Arecibo, Carlos Montilla.

“Su voz natural distinguió por su gran versatilidad, potencia y afinación. Cheíto hacía primera, segunda y tercera voz. Tenía una dicción impecable y una magia especial para interpretar el bolero”, expresó.

Dijo que por esas razones, a 56 años de su muerte, las canciones de “El Jilguero Arecibeño” siguen figurando entre las más solicitadas en emisoras dedicadas al bolero, bohemias y en las tradicionales velloneras.

“Pero no es solo en Puerto Rico, Cheío suena en la República Dominicana, en México, en Venezuela, Panamá y en muchísimos países con cultura de trío. Ya era famoso en los años 50”, indicó correa.

Señaló que el cantante tiene el mérito de haber revolucionado la manera de cantar bolero y de grabar cerca de 300 canciones, en una carrera artística corta, pues murió con 27 años de edad.

En su carrera obtuvo gran éxito con las canciones “Cristal”, “Egoísmo”, “Fruto Amargo”, Frenesí”, “Cuando estemos viejos”, “Entre tu amor y mi amor”, “El malquerido”, “Silencio”.


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Thank you for sharing the link about Colombia taking in 1 million Venezuelans. Even as a Colombian, I was surprised it is that many and happy to know that we'd made easy for them to come and have legal status. Of course the conditions are not the best as Colombia is not a rich country but our heart is in the right place
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Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın eşi Emine Erdoğan Venezuela’da yoksul çocuklara öncelik vermek kaydıyla ücretsiz müzik eğitimi sunan El Sistema’yı ziyaret etti. Venezuelalı çocuklar Erdoğan’ı ’Katibim’ türküsüyle karşıladı.
          Argentina: encuentro de la Cátedra Libre de Estudios sobre el Sáhara Occidental con el rector de la Universidad saharaui      Cache   Translate Page      

*Fuente: Voz del Sahara Occidental en Argentina, 4 diciembre, 2018
Buenos Aires, 4 de diciembre de 2018 (VSOA).- Hace pocos días, el rector de la Universidad de Tifariti, Prof. Jatari Hamudi -tras participar en Buenos Aires del Congreso de Clacso-, mantuvo un encuentro con la Mag. Luz Marina Mateo, secretaria de la Cátedra Libre de Estudios sobre el Sáhara Occidental, que funciona en el marco del Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (IRI-UNLP).
Los participantes informaron a Voz del Sahara Occidental en Argentina, que en la reunión se abordaron cuestiones relativas a la actividad académica de la Universidad saharaui, los convenios que ha firmado con casas de altos estudios europeas y latinoamericanas y el desarrollo de un congreso de cooperación universitaria que tendrá lugar en febrero de 2019 en los campamentos de refugiados saharauis, del que participarán representantes de universidades que cooperan científica y técnicamente con la Universidad de Tifariti, incluso desde varios años antes de su fundación, cuando el centro de educación superior estaba aún en proyecto.
La Universidad de Tifariti fue creada por decreto presidencial Nº 24/12 del 23 de diciembre de 2012. Desde entonces, ha firmado convenios marco de cooperación científica y técnica con 57 universidades de Europa y América Latina, entre las que se destaca la UNLP por ser la primera universidad latinoamericana que suscribió un acuerdo de ese tipo, el cual fue replicado más tarde por casas de altos estudios de universidades de otros países como Uruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, México y Cuba, por solo citar algunos ejemplos.
Desde 2012 -aun antes de la creación de la Universidad de Tifariti- funciona en el IRI la Cátedra Libre de Estudios sobre el Sáhara Occidental (única en el mundo, creada por Resolución 483/12 de la Presidencia de la UNLP, con el Dr. Norberto Consani como director y la Mag. Luz Marina Mateo como secretaria), dedicada a la difusión y análisis sobre distintos aspectos del pueblo saharaui relativos a la cultura, la organización social y política, la economía, la educación, las relaciones internacionales y la actualidad del contencioso que tiene lugar en el seno de las Naciones Unidas, donde el Sáhara Occidental figura en la lista de los 17 Territorios No Autónomos pendientes de descolonización y a la espera de un referéndum de autodeterminación.

          Comentário sobre Miriam Leitão participou do assalto ao banco Banespa em 1968 #boato por Jones Luppi Batista      Cache   Translate Page      
Ainda que não tenha participado do assalto, foi presa por ser "subversiva", como eram chamados durante o regime militar. É por não ter conseguido se criar em cima dos militares que ela tem tanta gana em detonar o Bolsonaro. Mas, observe que nem ela sabe o que diz sobre o assunto em tela. Ela simplesmente limpa o fiofó com a titica! Enaltece Venezuela! Hugo Chaves! Ah, vá contar outra!
          Infecções por superfungos devem se tornar mais comuns, diz pesquisador      Cache   Translate Page      
Segunda, 3 de dezembro de 2018
Por Daniel Mello - Repórter da Agência Brasil 
As infecções hospitalares causadas por fungos multirresistentes devem se tornar cada vez mais comuns, segundo o pesquisador do Instituto de Medicina Tropical da Universidade de São Paulo João Nóbrega de Almeida Jr. “Se existe a superbactéria, existe o superfungo também”, disse o especialista que atua também no Hospital da Clínica de São Paulo ao comparar os fungos resistentes à superbactéria KPC (Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase).

Recentemente, Almeida publicou um artigo no jornal científico Transplant Infectious Disease sobre o primeiro caso de um paciente contaminado pelo fungo Lomentospora prolificans na América do Sul. O rapaz havia feito transplante de medula há cerca de um mês quando foi infectado pelo fungo e acabou morrendo em decorrência da contaminação.

Segundo o pesquisador, o fungo só é capaz de afetar pessoas com o sistema imunológico comprometido. No entanto, caso a contaminação aconteça, a letalidade é de mais de 80%. Como ainda existem poucos laboratórios preparados para identificar esse tipo de infecção, Almeida acredita que possa haver casos não registrados. “Esse fungo não deve ter em grande quantidade no ambiente, como em outros países, mas também porque os nossos laboratórios não são habilitados para fazer o diagnóstico”, afirma.

Existem, entretanto, outros fungos que apresentam uma ameaça maior por poderem infectar não só pacientes com o sistema imunológico fragilizado, mas em situação delicada de internação, como em unidades de tratamento intensivo. Esse é o caso do Cândida auris.

Surtos na América do Sul
Em março de 2017, a Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Anvisa) divulgou um comunicado de risco para o fungo, responsável por surtos em diversas partes do mundo. Foram registradas ocorrências no Japão, na Coreia do Sul, na Índia, no Paquistão, na África do Sul, no Quênia, no Kuwait, em Israel, na Venezuela, Colômbia, no Reino Unido, nos Estados Unidos e no Canadá. O Centro de Controle e Prevenção de Doenças dos Estados Unidos tem emitido alertas para o fungo.

As ocorrências em países da América do Sul indicam, de acordo com o pesquisador, que em algum momento o Brasil terá de lidar com o Cândida auris. “A gente está se preparando com uma força-tarefa nacional com vários pesquisadores para quando chegar esse fungo no país a gente fazer o diagnóstico correto”, ressalta.

Agrotóxicos e mudanças climáticas
As infecções hospitalares por fungos têm se tornado mais comuns devido ao aumento da resistências de algumas variedades desses organismos. Segundo Almeida, há indícios que o surgimento dos fungos multirresistentes está ligado ao uso de defensivos agrícolas. “A gente acredita [que o surgimento dos fungos multirresistentes acontece] principalmente pelo uso de antifúngicos fora do ambiente hospitalar. Na agricultura, por exemplo, nas plantações, os fungos são os principais biodecompositores, vão destruir verduras, plantas”, destaca.

As mudanças climáticas também parecem ter, de acordo com o pesquisador, uma contribuição para o aparecimento de espécies que não são afetadas pela medicação existente. “O aquecimento global. As alterações climáticas vão favorecer o aparecimento de fungos que crescem em temperaturas maiores. E os fungo que crescem em temperaturas maiores são os potencialmente patogênicos, porque o nosso corpo tem temperatura de 36 graus”, acrescentou.

Apesar da expansão do problema, Almeida enfatiza que não há risco para a população em geral. São os sistemas de saúde que precisam se preparar para lidar com as novas possibilidades de infecção dentro dos hospitais.

          The Economic Crisis in Venezuela, Explained      Cache   Translate Page      
Venezuela is suffering from a massive economic crisis. Here's what you need to know about how it's impacted the nation's people.
          THY uçuyor... Türkiye'nin Latin Amerika açılımı hızlanıyor      Cache   Translate Page      
Başkan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Venezuela'da yaptığı konuşmada THY'nin Latin Amerika için frekanslarını artıracağını açıkladı.
          María Corina Machado: Nunca habíamos visto corruptos como los de ahora      Cache   Translate Page      

Jhoan Melendez / Nota de prensa / 4 dic 2018.- La líder opositora y fundadora de Vente Venezuela, María Corina Machado, manifestó este martes que los venezolanos deben priorizar la salida del “régimen” para construir una Venezuela “unida en los valores, principios éticos y morales”. Durante su programa Contigo, transmitido por Radio Caracas Radio (RCR750), Machado conversó […]

La entrada María Corina Machado: Nunca habíamos visto corruptos como los de ahora se publicó primero en Noticiero Digital.


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Luis Sequera / 4 dic 2018.- Juan Pablo García, diputado por Vente Venezuela y uno de los miembros de la Comisión Especial que analizará el caso de corrupción Gorrín-Andrade, indicó este martes que dicha Comisión solicitará al Departamento de Estado de EEUU participar en el juicio. Se espera que la comisión se instale el próximo […]

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          Colombia pide a Bachelet intervenir en favor de los colombianos detenidos en Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Oleg Kostko / 4 dic 2018.- El Gobierno de Colombia solicitó a la Alta Comisionada de Derechos Humanos de la ONU, Michelle Bachelet que tome acciones en el caso de los 59 colombianos detenidos en Venezuela para que éstos sean liberados. De acuerdo a lo reseñado por Reuters, la cancillería colombiana expresó a través de […]

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          Canciller colombiano pide intensificar sanciones a dirigentes de Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Quito, 4 dic (EFE).- La comunidad internacional debería intensificar las sanciones, y coordinar sus esfuerzos, contra dirigentes del régimen de Nicolás Maduro con el fin de garantizar la restitución del orden democrático en Venezuela, según el canciller colombiano, Carlos Holmes Trujillo. “Hay que incrementar, incrementar, incrementar (sic) la acción política y diplomática. Eso es lo […]

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Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), completed a productive work tour for three days in Venezuela where he held important meetings in favor of the systematic development of boxing. Among the first of his was meeting with Pedro Infante, Minister of Sports, with whom he spoke with in order to start …
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This Sunday the finals of the International Tournament took place in honor of the President Emeritus of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Mendoza. The Jose Joaquin Papa Carrillo Gymnasium in Miranda, Venezuela, was the venue where the last four fights of the event took place and was attended by the most senior WBA leader, …
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During his visit to Venezuela Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), awarded the former Venezuelan baseball player Osvaldo Guillen a mini title of the WBA which credits him as the ambassador of the oldest governing body of the sport. Guillen has been an example of overcoming the sport, as he had …
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International referee Gustavo Padilla of Panama gave a seminar to judges from Venezuela this Friday. With a very clear objective, the World Boxing Association (WBA) has put all its effort into the training of judges and referees and this type of activity enhances this intention. From the headquarters of the Ministry of the Popular Power …
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¿Qué es un sistema político? Básicamente, es la organización del poder, la relación entre gobernantes y gobernados, de allí depende la funcionabilidad del país. Así, Venezuela posee una organización y relación realmente lamentables, nuestras dos últimas constituciones (61’ y 99’) son un calco, una oda al atraso político, a la proliferación de caudillos que dejan […]

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Entender lo que ocurre hoy en Venezuela es complejo sin embargo tratare en este breve artículo de explicar un fenómeno político, económico y social que seguramente será estudiado por décadas y servirá, o así lo espero para que situaciones parecidas a esta no vuelvan a repetirse en la historia de la humanidad, la tragedia venezolana […]

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          Doña Dominga Ortiz      Cache   Translate Page      

No se habla mucho de las heroínas de la historia, bien sea por su participación directa en las luchas independentistas o por sus sacrificios en tiempos de crisis. En todo el mundo ha habido mujeres que destacaron de una u otra forma en los aconteceres de su época, quedando luego casi en el anonimato. En la historia de Venezuela ha habido muchas mujeres recias, dedicadas y mártires. Han existido las que iban al frente de batalla,  las que se ocupaban de organizar y también las que sufrieron calladas los mayores horrores. Hoy Tiempos de Transhumancia comparte un escrito del cronista Ferlipe Hernández, sobre la esposa del General Páez,  Doña Dominga Ortiz, en un momento específico de la lucha independentista .

 
DOÑA DOMINGA ORTIZ ESPOSA DEL GENERAL J.A. PÁEZ, EN VALLE DE LA PASCUA... Año 1816; 


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* Doña Dominga Ortiz de Páez (1792-1875) oriunda de Canaguá, estado Barinas, quedó huérfana muy joven, heredó de sus padres un hato importante y a los 17 años se casó con José Antonio Páez, que en esa época trabajaba como peón en el hato La Calzada de don Manuel Antonio Pulido, un rico ganadero barinés, futuro prócer de la Independencia. Al año de matrimonio, Páez se alista en el ejército patriota donde gana el renombre que todos conocemos. Doña Dominga, mujer rica y con cierta educación, dueña de tierras y ganado de los que se había ocupado desde siempre, consciente de sus deberes de esposa, en las campañas, no vaciló en acompañar y compartir con su marido los riesgos y rigores propios de los campamentos instalados provisionalmente en una mata de sabana o a cielo abierto en la llanura para descansar y pasar la noche... “Dominga siempre lo seguía acompañada de un grupo de troperas... encargadas de la logística y atención de los soldados heridos y enfermos” (E. Fuguet Borregales, 2009). 

El panorama político y militar a comienzos 1816 no podía ser más desalentador para el ansia de independencia de los pueblos venezolanos. En España, el rey Fernando VII había restablecido la monarquía absoluta. Asimismo, lejos de aceptar las explicaciones de los americanos, tomó la determinación de someter a sus dominios de ultramar por la fuerza de las armas. En Venezuela, el general español Pablo Morillo desató una guerra feroz… Por su parte, José Antonio Páez al mando de sus huestes llaneras realizó importantísimas operaciones militares para liberar la región central del país. Entre los años 1816-1818 se convierte en el “Centauro de los Llanos”, su autoridad y fama crecen a la par de sus triunfos en el campo de batalla. En febrero de 1816 en Apure destruye varias columnas de las fuerzas realistas en los combates de Mata de la Miel (16/02/1816) y Mantecal (15/06/1816). Páez se crece como caudillo de los llaneros. El 16 de septiembre de ese año, la tropa y los oficiales de la guarnición de Guasdualito lo nombran Jefe del Ejército en los Llanos. Posteriormente vence al enemigo en Paso del Frío, el Yagual, San Antonio, Banco Largo, San Fernando de Apure, Mucuritas, Guayabal, y La Cruz. 

La estructura económica social caracterizada por un sistema de clases y de castas que la clase mantuana dominante se empeñaba en prolongar e institucionalizar... ello fue determinante para que en los llanos estallaran rebeliones de peones libres que no creían en el mando político de los que hasta entonces habían sido sus señores, lo que determinó que en Valle de la Pascua entre 1810 y 1821 al igual que en otros lugares del territorio del Guárico y de Venezuela se suscitaran hechos de gran trascendencia, especialmente a partir del terrible año catorce, cuando acontecieron una serie de sucesos lamentables, entre los que merece señalarse: La batalla de Valle de la Pascua (25/05/1814), la llegada al poblado del Dr. Miguel Peña disfrazado de orate en procura de protección del Gral. Pedro Zaraza (1814), el asesinato cerca de sitio de Las Campechanas del padre Pedro Ruiz en manos del bandido Centeno o Beomont en 1814, aunado a que ese año la pequeña comunidad sufrió las consecuencias de un terremoto que destruyó la casi totalidad de la pequeña aldea, a lo que se suma, que el 31 de enero de 1815 José Félix Ribas fue apresado en el sitio “Las dos palmas” cerca de Valle de la Pascua. 

Como puede apreciarse, en los sucesos narrados se detecta un hilo de continuidad histórica entre las rebeliones o insurrecciones que entre 1814 y 1816 ocurren en las poblaciones del interior del territorio, aunado a los desastres naturales. En marzo de 1816, el pueblo nuevamente fue escenario de la guerra que se libraba en todo el territorio, y los patriotas Pedro Zaraza, Julián Infante y Basilio Belisario ganaron nuevamente la batalla a las fuerzas realistas, sin embargo, la iglesia y el poblado fueron quemados hasta sus cimientos. Al respecto escribió el sacerdote realista Félix Yépez, al arzobispo Narciso Coll y Prat lo siguiente: "Luego que nuestro ejército salió de este pueblo de Chaguaramas, en persecución de los insurgentes, y se apostó en Jácome, territorio de Valle de la Pascua, no quise perder la oportunidad que se me presentaba para pasar por este último. Como en efecto me transferí a él, pero no encontré más que los vestigios del antiguo pueblo, que había sido incendiado y reducido a pavesas, en uno de los combates horrorosos de que fue teatro. Su antigua iglesia [construida por el padre Francisco Roque Díaz en 1790] había sido destruida del todo por el gran terremoto. Y una ermita de bahareque y cubierta de paja construida posteriormente se halla en el estado más deplorable amenazando su total ruina. Los pocos habitantes que han sobrevivido por el furor de la guerra se hallaban dispersos y sepultados en las montañas o en los retiros, huyendo de las terribles convulsiones que todavía agitan estos parajes. En el pueblo casi nadie habita, en una u otra chocita que ha quedado, (Archivo Episcopal, 1816). 

Esa es, grosso modo, la panorámica de Valle de la Pascua en 1816, un villorrio arrasado al que llegó doña Dominga Ortiz con sus troperas a organizar un grupo de mujeres para que actuaran como enfermeras para atender a los heridos, lisiados y enfermos aquejados de las secuelas de la guerra y de los desastres naturales (Violeta Rojo, 2008). En ese orden, señala el historiador Virgilio Tosta (1974), doña Dominga, consciente de sus deberes de mujer casada, no vaciló para compartir con el marido los riesgos del vivac y los horrores de la guerra. Fue leal compañera del caudillo en algunas de sus campañas, y prestó a la causa republicana tan abnegados servicios que, en forma justiciera, ha sido considerada como la primera enfermera del ejército patriota (Luis B. Guerrero, 1973, citado por V. Tosta)... "La primera enfermera efectiva de la naciente República de Venezuela, va a organizar en 1816, en Valle de La Pascua, un grupo de samaritanas para atender a los heridos de las huestes llaneras que luchaban por la emancipación" (Antonio Reyes, "Dominga Ortiz y Barbarita Nieves", El Universal. Caracas, 19 de febrero de 1973, citado por V. Tosta). El cronista Henry Nadales (2006), en sus escritos expone que “por amor a la causa de la Independencia y a su marido, participó Dominga en algunas campañas por la liberación de Venezuela del yugo español, y prestó servicios a la causa revolucionaria. En 1816 organizó a un grupo de mujeres en Valle de la Pascua para atender y curar a los heridos del ejército de llaneros que luchaban por la emancipación... Dominga fue una mujer modesta y profundamente bondadosa”... Sobre la bondad y el compromiso con la causa patriota de doña Dominga Ortiz, F. González Guinán (1954) señala: “Es que Doña Dominga era en el ejército republicano un consuelo para todos los que sufrían heridas o enfermedades. En la epidemia de fiebre que en el año 1817 diezmó al ejército patriota, fue una verdadera hermana de la caridad, asistiéndolos a todos, especialmente a su esposo, con asiduidad y afecto dignos de los mayores encomios". Y así fue siempre... una bendición para la muchedumbre que emigraba de los pueblos por el horror a la guerra que producía el acoso de los realistas. El propio Libertador Simón Bolívar, cuando llegó a Apure en 1818, hizo públicas y oficiales manifestaciones de gratitud a esta dama sin igual. 

Doña Dominga Ortiz murió en Caracas el 31 de diciembre de 1875. Pero vive como heroína en el recuerdo de las generaciones. Imborrable es su ejemplo de mujer extraordinaria que en el momento más aciago vino a Valle de la Pascua a formar samaritanas que dieran aliento y consuelo a los sobrevivientes de las epidemias y la guerra que sobrevivían en los vestigios de aquel pueblo arrasado... Con doña Dominga Ortiz los vallepascuenses tienen una eterna deuda de gratitud. 

REFERENCIAS ARCHIVO ARZOBISPAL. Episcopales. Carpeta de Coll y Prat. Caracas. Año 1816. BRITO FIGUEROA, Federico (1987): Historia Económica y Social de Venezuela. Caracas. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Ediciones de la Biblioteca. Colección Historia. Tomo IV, pp. 1227, 1228 y 1287. FUGUET BORREGALES, Eumenes. (2009): Doña Dominga Ortiz, esposa del Gral. Páez. Historia y Tradición. Valencia: Diario El Carabobeño, 20 de noviembre de 2009. GONZÁLEZ GUINAN, Francisco. (1954): "Historia Contemporánea de Venezuela". Caracas: Ediciones de la Presidencia de la República. Tomo V. HERNÁNDEZ G. Felipe. (2016): La batalla de Valle de la Pascua. Valle de la Pascua: Diario Jornada, 23 de mayo de 2016. p. 04. NADALES, Henry. (2006): Dominga Ortiz de Páez. Crónicas de Pedraza. 26 de diciembre de 2006. En: http://cronicasdepedraza.blogspot.com/…/dominga-ortiz-de-pa… NAVARRO GARCÍA, Luis. (1988): José Antonio Páez caudillo de Venezuela. Madrid: Ediciones Anaya. Biblioteca Iberoamericana N° 94. pp. 33-42. ROJO, Violeta. (2008): “Mujeres antes, durante y después de la Guerra de Independencia: El caso de Dominga Ortiz y Josefa Camejo”. Caracas: Universidad Simón Bolívar. Trocadero (20) 2008. pp. 155-160. TOSTA, Virgilio. (1974): La heroína Dominga Ortiz. Caracas: Colección Temas Barineses. pp. 2, 6 y 19. USLAR PIETRI, Juan. (1962): Historia de la Rebelión Popular de 1814. Madrid: Editorial Edime. pp. 7, 8 y 9. Testimonios: Dr. Franklin Santaella Isaac. Chaguaramas, 05 de octubre de 2018. Prof. Henry Nadales. Cronista del municipio Pedraza, estado Barinas, 13 de julio de 2013. Valle de la Pascua, miércoles 31 de octubre de 2018 * UNESR //



          La Gripe Española de1918 en Guasdualito       Cache   Translate Page      
Tiempos de Transhumancia agradece la incorporación de un nuevo colaborador, Aljer Chino Ereú, quien viene compartiendo hace varios años a través de sus redes sociales,  reseñas y crónicas del Llano especialmente en Guasdualito, estado Apure. Son reseñas de aquel Llano antiguo de caballo, soga y sombrero, de las historias sencillas y la gente sencilla que dejó su siembra de recuerdos para que hoy los conociéramos.  En esta oportunidad, el tema elegido es el de la terrible Peste Española y cómo azotó nuestro país. Mas adelante en la historia, el paludismo también diezmó la población dejando sólo "Casas Muertas". Hoy recordamos una de esas épocas de dolor y miseria que el llanero finalmente logró vencer.


LA GRIPE ESPAÑOLA 1918 EN GUASDUALITO

 Por: Aljer Chino Ereú 

Para 1918, Venezuela estaba gobernada por el general andino Juan Vicente Gómez, quien implantaría en el país una forma de regencia que se asemejaba en no poco al manejo de sus haciendas y fincas. Es bajo su mandato cuando formalmente se inicia la explotación de los yacimientos del llamado oro negro, esta actividad supuestamente impulsaría el desarrollo nacional; no obstante, el hecho de ser otorgadas las principales concesiones a grandes transnacionales como la Royal Dutch-Shell y la Pan American, conllevaría a que un considerable porcentaje de los recursos petroleros terminaran depositados en cuentas personales y compañías testaférreas, descuidándose en parte las precarias condiciones de los habitantes de las provincias, cuyas características comunes reflejaban nulos o deficientes servicios sanitarios, altísimos índices de analfabetismo, salubridad en deplorable situación y propagación alarmante de enfermedades como sarampión, paludismo, tifoidea, tétano, viruela, neumonía, disentería y tuberculosis, que afectaban sin contemplación a una huérfana población civil. 

El anterior escenario sería propicio para que lo clasificado por la historia médica mundial como Pandemia de 1918 o Gripe Española, causara estragos a lo largo y ancho de la geografía nacional, sin encontrar resistencia inmunológica que frenara su transmisión, al menos al inicio de la misma. Antes de entrar al país dicha epidemia traía como antecedentes alrededor de unas 40 millones de defunciones en todo el mundo, siendo España, Portugal, Italia y Grecia los países más afectados. 

En el contexto, el eminente galeno caraqueño Luis Razetti creador de la Junta de Socorro del Distrito Federal (organización dedicada a combatir la enfermedad) referiría en sus notas médicas: “El primer registro de la gripe española en Venezuela se presentó el 16 de octubre en el puerto de La Guaira, cuando se contabilizaron más de 40 soldados venezolanos infectados con este virus. Al día siguiente, el Gobierno Nacional había totalizado más de 500 casos tan sólo en el estado Vargas. La gripe rápidamente llegó a Caracas, tal vez viajando por el ferrocarril Caracas-La Guaira. Los primeros casos se manifestaron en la parroquia La Candelaria y luego se extendieron a lo largo de la ciudad”. (34:1918) 

La entrada de la peste mortal en el estado Apure seria el 21 de octubre de 1918, para una mayor comprensión de lo que significó la gripe española o peste negra en este estado llanero se trae a referencia el texto de Ramón Díaz Sánchez: “San Fernando no dejó de ser vulnerable a la pandemia de gripe más terrible y pavorosa que haya azotado a la humanidad a lo largo del tiempo. Se considera que fue este el flagelo causante del mayor número de muertes en el siglo veinte, y el que más espanto causó, no solo por sus efectos mortíferos, sino por la forma dolorosa y singularmente sucia de destruir a quienes atacaba. Aquel padecimiento se propago desde Mantecal a todas las poblaciones de esa provincia, con tal furia que familias enteras desaparecieron y casi no hubo en el llano una vivienda sin víctimas.” (43: 1939).

Investigador sobre lo tratado es el profesor y premio nacional de historia Oldman Botello, en consulta nos refiere: "En comparación como en otros estados, en Apure no hubo exceso de muertes. El presidente del estado general Vicencio Pérez Soto contrató al Dr. Aaron Benchetrit, judío criado en Caracas, autor del libro La Pandemia del año 1918, quien gracias a sus investigaciones había descubierto una medicina contra el mal. Se utilizó el aceite de tártago como medicina. En Apure la epidemia fue mínima, solo el 1% o menos se calculó la mortalidad. El general Pérez Soto puso la estación de cuarentena en Puerto Miranda, y el engripado no pasaba para el otro lado. El 1° de octubre de 1918 se comenzaron a tomar medidas, hubo una junta principal y juntas subalternas en barrios y pueblos lo que frenó la propagación en la capital del estado llanero" (Fin de la referencia) .

 Pero la realidad del alto con el bajo Apure contrastaba significativamente. En lo que respecta a Guasdualito, un segundo informe del Concejo Municipal del Distrito Alto Apure, reflejaba para 1918 las precarias condiciones de vida de los habitantes de esa geografía apureña, en donde la ausencia de médicos y de un centro sanitario era cubierta por el boticario Silverio Agüero, quien se ocupaba de atender a domicilio los casos más apremiantes. Unos 4900 habitantes conformaban la totalidad de la jurisdicción, de los cuales 2010 habitaban en la nueva población, mudada años anteriores desde el sector conocido como Pueblo Viejo a las costas ribereñas del turbio Sarare. Este contexto seria propicio para el azote inescrupuloso de la pandemia. 

Las noticias que recibían los pobladores por los transitantes de los caminos de recuas sobre la peste de Apure, alarmó a la mayoría, unos optaron por emigrar ante la llegada inminente de la apocalíptica peste. No faltó quienes recordaran los vaticinios desesperanzadores del profeta Enoc, hombre de mundo o supuesto predicador de la teología cristiana cuyo nombre real era Laureano Ojeda, quien años atrás vestido con batola blanca pasaría por el pueblo profetizando entre otras desgracias la llegada de una pestilencia negra, en alusión a la gripe española. 

Los primeros casos de gripe española en Guasdualito, aparecerían con la llegada de un grupo de vendedores de ganado provenientes de La Concordia (Táchira). El 03 de noviembre el jefe civil Victorino Rivero, enviaría una comisión a la intendencia del Arauca, con la finalidad de dirigir un telegrama (para la fecha aún en Guasdualito no funcionaba el telégrafo) directo al gobernador Pérez Soto, informándolo sobre un extraño virus caracterizado por la brusca aparición de fiebre, malestar general, dolor de cabeza y dolencias en el cuerpo; el mismo ya aquejaba a unas 50 personas, con 3 defunciones recientes. Conociendo las implicaciones del caso, la máxima autoridad del estado mediante decreto dispuso de 50 mil bolívares para atender y mitigar la enfermedad en el Alto Apure. 

El 10 de noviembre saldría del Puerto de Los Barbaritos (San Fernando), el steam boat Arauca con un cargamento de medicinas, y una comisión médica integrada por Francisco José Machado, hijo de otro médico con el mismo nombre, con amplia trayectoria en las luchas contra las epidemias febriles, y que llegaría a ser jefe de la Comisión Sanitaria Nacional; Vicente de Milita, galeno de origen italiano que optaría por quedarse en la enfermiza zona alto apureña. Arribada la comisión, el diagnóstico y la evaluación clínica recomendarían además de la cuarentena y el lenitivo de aceite de tártago, jarabe de ipecacuana y las infusiones de tilo con cebada diluida en agua. No obstante, la desconfianza de los pobladores, su renuencia a la prescripción científica y el arraigo a los remedios caseros con rezanderos incluidos, triplicaría en poco tiempo la cantidad de decesos. Se improvisaron fosas y zanjas para la sepultura de los fallecidos. Los sobrevivientes en su mayoría desalentados por la tragedia y las constantes refriegas guerreristas optarían por nuevos horizontes. Pasarían 5 largos meses para que la parte médica erradicara por completo la pandemia en Guasdualito. A nivel nacional el registro oficial reflejaría más de 20.000 muertos, incluyendo a Alí Gómez, hijo del general y presidente de la republica Juan Vicente Gómez.

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Maracaibo, the once-opulent heart of Venezuela’s oil industry, now resembles a ghost town.

 

At the entrance to University Hospital blue rubbish bags are piled high and spill out on the roadway. A dozen black cats prowl, brazenly sniffing at the trash. Neglect has potholed the road; the sprawling modernist building is missing windows and paint is peeling.

 

Inside, corridors are crammed with broken beds, incubators, lab equipment. The elevators don’t work, the halls are dark. Emigration has halved the nursing staff and reduced the number of doctors by two thirds, employees say. It has also emptied a car park, closed wards, curtailed services, and left parts of the hospital feeling as ghostly and abandoned as the city itself.

 

“Hospitals,” surgeon and professor Dr. Dora Colomenares says, just before beginning a recent shift, “have become like extermination camps.”

 

Reliable statistics are impossible to find but, according to a report released in September by Venezuelan human rights group CEPAZ, Venezuela’s public healthcare facilities had by last year lost 60 percent of their 2011 capacity to care for patients. The report cited the dwindling number of trained medical personnel, scarce medicines, and increasingly unreliable basic services due to a lack of water and electricity.

 

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez in July announced a “special plan” to address problems within the healthcare system, but he did not provide details then or respond to recent requests for comment from IRIN.

 

At the same time, long-dormant diseases have re-emerged, given a foothold as widespread malnutrition weakens many Venezuelans’ immune systems, and vaccines and medications become ever scarcer.

 

 

 

Unsurprisingly, morale among the country’s remaining doctors is low. “There is a frustration and sense of impotence,” explains Dr. Rafael Piroza, president of the Association of Medical Doctors in the eastern state of Sucre. “We are formed to give and fight for life, and that we can’t do that makes us feel like accomplices.”

 

Between 2012 and 2017, 22,000 physicians were registered as leaving Venezuela. While the current number of medical professionals in this country of 32.8 million people is unknown, 39,900 medical personnel were registered as working in Venezuela in 2014, according to the latest figures available from PAHO.

 

‘Patients are dying’

 

Official figures on emigration are also hard to come by, but in Maracaibo locals say that as many as 60 percent of the 1.6 million residents who lived here in 2015, according to the most recent UN estimates, have left. That figure sounds impossible until you drive through the empty streets, with shuttered back-to-back home decor shops and high-end auto dealers.

 

Rubbish flies in the wind in the empty residential neighbourhoods and main streets of this city, in the country’s west. The golden arch of McDonalds is a lone beacon of life for the few cars that pass beneath traffic lights darkened by electricity outages. The occasional person can be seen filling water containers from broken pipes and hauling them home through deserted streets.   

 

Water has become a rarity here and elsewhere in Venezuela. Recent CEPAZ studies reported that 82 percent of the Venezuelan population and 79 percent of hospitals no longer receive water on a regular basis. Electricity is increasingly scarce, too, with frequent outages a feature of life. Large swathes of the country are often left without power, sometimes for days on end.  

 

The impact on daily life is often disastrous, but perhaps nowhere more so than in Venezuela’s hospitals.   

 

Colomenares knows that first hand. Once past the armed security forces guarding the entrance to the University Hospital of Maracaibo, she leans in and, mindful of the security staff that bar journalists from hospitals, confides in a near whisper: “There is no water. Without water, there is bacteria everywhere. It is a vicious cycle – no water, no electricity, no medicines. So it’s like a dead end. Infections, malnutrition – all this leads to a dead end, and death.”

 

A doctor points to an empty shelf
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Dr. Dora Colomenares at the University Hospital of Maracaibo.

She flings open the doors to a cupboard used to store medicine. Empty. A sink and counter are coated with filth and studded with dead flies.

Since electricity and water services have failed, Colomenares says she has seen deaths in both adults and children “aggressively rise”.

 

“When I was an intern, if there had been a death – one, two, or three – during my shift, it would have been alarming, very worrying. Now, daily, there are about 20 deaths at this hospital. It is horrendous.”

 

Dr. Dilmond Antonio, 69 years old, is watching his patients die. His office at the hospital is crammed with medical textbooks and journals, a low-energy light bulb suspended from the ceiling casting a blue-ish light.  

 

Maracaibo hospital was once renowned. It was a pioneer in liver transplants in Venezuela. Antonio says his unit hasn’t done a liver transplant in four years, adding that patients who need them won’t get them: they will die.

 

Patients who had successful transplants may die, too. A man who had a liver transplant four years ago recently died because he couldn’t find medication to prevent the organ from being rejected, Antonio recalls.

 

Figures included in the healthcare report released by CEPAZ place Antonio’s patient in the context of a larger story: the man was one of 3,000 organ transplant patients who stopped receiving immunosuppressive drugs this year; one of the 96 who suffered organ rejection; and one of 12 who have already died.

 

‘Yes, the babies die’

 

University Hospital of Maracaibo is lucky: it has a generator – at least 33 percent of hospitals nationwide don’t, according to the CEPAZ report. However, due to a lack of maintenance and repair, it often doesn’t work. Even when it does, it can’t supply power to the whole hospital for the erratic and often prolonged blackouts.

 

On the neonatal ward, a power supply is the difference between life and death. Before the crisis, premature babies born at 29-30 weeks gestation would survive. Now, the survival age has been reduced to 36 weeks gestation, Colomenares says. Almost all born earlier die, she adds.

 

Lack of functioning incubators means three or four babies will often share one incubator. But when the generator doesn’t work, nothing, including the incubators, works.  

 

‘We feel very helpless because there is nothing we can do,” Colomenares says, her voice thickening. “Yes,” she nods, “yes, the babies die.”   

 

Between 2015 and 2016, the infant mortality rate rose by 30 percent and the maternal mortality rate by 66 percent, according to government figures. The health minister behind the release of those figures, Antonieta Caporale, was sacked in May 2017 within days of announcing them.

 

No more official mortality data has been forthcoming since then, but an October 2018 report from CEPAZ suggests figures “continue to rise into 2018, with the aggravating factors of malnutrition and epidemics”.

 

“Right now, for us doctors, these [figures] have risen,” Colomenares says. “The conditions are a lot worse now.”

 

Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro Lemes charged in a recent address to the Washington DC-based Center for Strategic Studies that newborns in Syria have a better chance of survival than those born in Venezuela today.

 

Colomenares’ view of the situation is equally stark. ‘It’s a crime against humanity,” she says.

 
 
 
 
 

The once-renowned University Hospital in Maracaibo

 

‘They let him die like a dog’

 

Isneudy Romero, 27, knows the failings of Venezuela’s medical system. Shifting uneasily as she stands outside the hospital in Maracaibo, she pushes her dark hair off her face, her eyes darting to make sure no one is listening, and begins to speak of her family’s experience.

 

She’d had a bad summer.

 

It didn’t begin when she found herself suffocating in the dark after the electricity failure took out the lights, air conditioning, and fridge. It didn’t even start when the city’s water supply failed and she started having to haul water three kilometres from a broken pipe. It started, although she wasn’t to know it quite yet, when Antonio Romero, her 53-year-old father and a long-time government employee, had stomach surgery at the hospital. 

 

The surgery went off without a hitch, so they thought, and he came home. But before long he developed an infection. Romero believes the infection was acquired in the hospital – not unreasonably given that contracting infections in hospitals has become a common occurrence these days due to hospitals having neither water nor cleaning fluid. 

 

Unable to find the antibiotics he needed, her father’s condition worsened. She and her sister took him back to the hospital, where doctors explained he needed a second operation. And then, after a moment’s pause, added apologetically and in pained voices that, regretfully, they were unable to perform the surgery because there was no electricity in the hospital.  

 

That left Romero and her family on a renewed and more desperate quest for antibiotics, hoping they might help keep him alive. But – with the scarcity of drugs rising even higher since a March survey in which more than 88 percent of 100 public and private hospitals and health centres indicated shortages of medication – they hunted high and low in vain. In June, Antonio Romero died.  

 

That wasn’t the end of it. 

 

Coffins are few and far between. When they can be found, they are expensive. Unable to afford the luxuries of a funeral parlour, the family lay their father’s body out on the kitchen table, where they conducted the funeral service, praying the body wouldn’t explode before they managed to raise the money to bury him.

 

“My father worked 32 years in a ministry – yet they let him die like a dog,” Isneudy Romero says.

 

Soon after, Romero’s 18-month-old niece fell ill with pneumonia. Five years ago, pneumonia in children in Venezuela was less common, but now severe malnutrition is weakening immune systems and triggering a marked increase in the illness, especially in the under-5’s. Like a growing number of the children in the country, her niece, Luisa, suffered from malnutrition. 

 

Romero and her sister brought Luisa to the hospital, but instead of getting better she contracted a bacterial infection in the intensive care unit.

 

It was left to the family to supply the material and medicines needed to treat the pneumonia. They constructed an oxygen hood out of pieces of plastic and masking tape. Once again, they tried desperately to find the antibiotics and other medications necessary to treat the infection. Yet again, they looked in vain.  

 

Luisa died from the bacterial infection contracted at the hospital.  

 

Again, a body was placed on the family’s kitchen table.

 

When all the prayers were said, Luisa was laid in a concrete grave inscribed with hearts drawn by her family’s fingers. The family was left deeply in debt.  

 

“We couldn’t even give either of them a proper burial,” Romero says.  

 

Of course it is lethal

 

Elsewhere in Venezuela, patients aren’t faring much better.

Luis Rodriguez, 68, has been to a lot of funerals this year. He worries the next he attends will be his own.

 

Rodriguez is a former boxer from Cariaco in Sucre State, a small town famed for having produced former super flyweight boxing champion Jesus Rafael Orono.

 

Today, Rodriguez is a dialysis patient fighting round after round to simply survive – and the bouts are not going his way.

 

Rodriguez needs three treatments a week, four hours for each treatment, at a clinic in Cumaná, the state capital, about 90 minutes from his home. But with only eight machines of 16 working, his treatments have been reduced by half. And that’s before they were further abbreviated by electricity outages mid-treatment.

 

Map of Venezuela showing Caracas, Maracaibo, Cumana, and Cariaco

The dialysis centre has nothing – no medicine, nothing – so it’s up to Rodriguez to supply the medicines for the treatment and, when he can’t get the required amount of dialysis, hypertension drugs to maintain his health. But hypertension drugs can’t be found anywhere. So, in addition to his kidney problems, he has developed severe hypertension and tachycardia (an abnormally high heart rate).

 

“Of course, it is lethal,” he says. “Last year there were 65 of us dialysis patients, and, today, there are only 24 of us left.”

 

Rodriguez falls silent, sitting on a chair amidst the empty stalls in the market where he is passing time. A friend greets Rodriguez, clapping him on the back as he passes by. Rodriguez looks up.

 

“I have been very pained as a dialysis patient to go to the funerals of my dialysis friends – with no guarantee it will turn out any different for me,” Rodriguez says, shaking this head. “I feel really alone because when I go to dialysis and ask for my friends, they tell me they aren’t here, they have left, either through God or out of the country.” 

 

‘There’s no medicine here’

 

Some 1,400 kilometres west of Cariaco, the small village of Tucuco sits at the foot of low mountains dense with lush-green foliage and gently shrouded in low clouds.

 

It is a village like any other in Venezuela these days.

 

There is a bakery with no bread.

 

A butcher with no meat.

 

A bank with no money.

 

A small hospital without medicines. “Unless there is a mystic there, they are impotent as they don’t have anything to even reduce a fever, or pull a tooth,” one local man confides.  

Two children walk in a village
Susan Schulman/IRIN
The village of Tucuco.

Five years ago, it was paradise here, says Herminia Ramirez, 50. Now, she adds, that paradise has been lost to disease, death, and emigration.

 

Two families, 14 people in all, live in the Ramirez’s small home of corrugated iron, wood, and thatch.

 

A small child with carrot-tinged hair characteristic of malnutrition timidly stands in the door of the house, alternating her attention between the chatter outside and the cartoons playing under roll bars on the television indoors. The family’s bright-green pet parrots hop around freely; a pet peccary, or skunk pig, stirs from his sleep and noses at the thin bars of his cage.

 

Ramirez’s grandfather is swinging, cocooned in a hammock. He is suffering from his fourth bout of malaria this year. Her son is mending his bicycle tyre. He has had malaria nine times, the family says, and now has a colon problem.

Susan Schulman/IRIN
The corrugated iron home of Herminia Ramirez, far left, in Tucuco.

“Lots of people we know here have died,” says Ramirez. “Most from malnutrition, but a lot have died of malaria, hepatitis, yellow fever, and tuberculosis too.”

 

She shrugs. “There’s no medicine here. There’s nothing.”   

 

Dr. Ingrid Graterol nods in agreement. She has been coming here regularly as a doctor with the NGO CARITAS for 15 years and is now the director of the Machiques office.

 

In Machiques, a two-hour drive from here, there used to be a hospital with a fully equipped operating room, Graterol explains. It no longer functions, so for Martinez’s son to even hope to get treatment for his colon the only option is to get to Maracaibo, 260 kilometres away.

Up to 90 percent of public buses are reportedly out of operation, as bus owners, unable to afford even basic repairs, have been forced to abandon vehicles.

 

“There is no transport to Maracaibo,” Graterol says. “Now, if a woman needs a C-section, she dies,” she adds by way of explanation. “If she finds a car, there’s no gas. And if she finds gas, maybe the driver wants to sell [their] fuel instead. And, if she finds the car, the gas, and a willing driver, she won’t have the cash.”

 

A man leading a horse walks slowly by, its hooves clattering on the pavement, interrupting a moment of silence. Graterol continues, anger in her voice, explaining how there used to be no deaths from childbirth in the region.

 

“If we had one, that would be really bad and they’d call for an investigation,” she says. “Now, we have almost one a month. And it’s not even important anymore as it happens so much no one cares.”

 

‘I feel depressed’

 

As hospital conditions worsen and more facilities close, more and more medical personnel are leaving the country.

Susan Schulman/IRIN
Dr. Piroza at a small hospital in Cumaná.

“I feel depressed, it pains me badly when, as president of the association, I have to sign legal papers to enable doctors to emigrate,” explains Piroza of the Association of Medical Doctors.I feel a great pain – but I understand their situation, as salaries are too small even for them to eat, and they will be very welcome where they go.”

 

The doctors who remain have not stopped fighting for their patients.

 

Protests by medical personnel and people affected by the failures of the healthcare system are on the rise. According to the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict, a local human rights NGO, between January and August 296 protests were held despite the very real risk of protesting: doctors have been threatened with criminal charges for speaking out and hospital directors have been suspended.

 

Piroza himself took part in a recent protest by medical staff at a small hospital in Cumaná. He and his colleagues covered a fence with large cardboard signs detailing what they don’t have in their facility: oxygen, supplies for carrying out basic tests, drugs, water, light bulbs. In short, everything.

 

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Image: George W. Bush’s Grandfather, Senator Prescott Bush
This article was first published on GR in March 2016.
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“A  famous American family” made its fortune from the Nazis, according to John Loftus’ documented historical analysis.    
The Bush family links to Nazi Germany’s war economy were first brought to light at the Nuremberg trials in the testimony of Nazi Germany’s steel magnate Fritz Thyssen. Thyssen was a partner of George W. Bush’s grandfather Prescott Bush: 
From 1945 until 1949 in Nuremberg, one of the lengthiest and, it now appears, most futile interrogations of a Nazi war crimes suspect began in the American Zone of Occupied Germany.
Multibillionaire steel magnate Fritz Thyssen-the man whose steel combine was the cold heart of the Nazi war machine-talked and talked and talked to a joint US-UK interrogation team.
… What the Allied investigators never understood was that they were not asking Thyssen the right question. Thyssen did not need any foreign bank accounts because his family secretly owned an entire chain of banks.
He did not have to transfer his Nazi assets at the end of World War II, all he had to do was transfer the ownership documents – stocks, bonds, deeds and trusts–from his bank in Berlin through his bank in Holland to his American friends in New York City: Prescott Bush and Herbert Walker [father in law of Prescott Bush]. Thyssen’s partners in crime were the father and [grandfather] of a future President of the United States [George Herbert Walker Bush]. (John Loftus, How the Bush family made its fortune from the Nazis: The Dutch Connection, Global Research, February 2002, edit by GR)
The American public is not aware of the links of the Bush family to Nazi Germany because the historical record has been carefully withheld by the mainstream media.
In September 2004, however, The Guardian revealed that:
George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.
The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator’s action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. ( Ben Aris and Duncan Campbell, How the Bush’s Grandfather Helped Hitlers Rise to Power,   Guardian, September 25, 2004)

The more fundamental question is not whether Prescott Bush helped Adolph Hitler (image below). From a historical perspective, what is important is how the rise to power of Adolph Hitler was supportive of  US business interests in Germany.
US  Presidential Elections
The Guardian article was published on September 25, 2004 at the height of the US election campaign which led to the reelection of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney on Tuesday November 2nd 2004.
Deafening silence. The US media provided no coverage of GWB’s family history. Had the American people known that the Bush family had links to Nazi Germany, John Kerry would have won the presidency in 2004 in a landslide.
Similarly, Michael Dukakis would have won the presidency in 1989 against George Herbert Walker Bush. In fact, had this been revealed to the American people in the wake of the Nuremberg trials (1945-1949), Bush Senior would never have entered politics and his father Prescott Bush would never have become Senator.
Is there a pattern?  Do you have to be a wealthy war criminal to accede to high office?
Prescott Bush had links to Nazi Germany, Bush Senior and George W. Bush had links to the Bin Laden Family…
What must be ensured  to “protect American democracy” is that none of these “awkward truths” which reveal the crimes committed by prominent politicians be the object of media coverage. Needless to say, propaganda is essential to uphold the legitimacy of presidential candidates in the eyes of public opinion.
War Crimes. Crimes against Humanity
Nazi war crimes with the complicity of Wall Street and the Bush family?
US war crimes committed by Bush Junior in Iraq (2003), Bush Senior (the Gulf War, 1991), Is there a relationship?
What was the role of the late senator Prescott Bush in his dealings with Nazi Germany:
While the president’s [George W. Bush]  father had dealings with the bin Ladens, his grandfather [Prescott Bush] made a considerable share of the family fortune through his dealings with Nazi Germany. Some have suggested that the Bushes’ assets have their ultimate source, in part, in the exploitation of slave labor at Auschwitz itself.
Loftus argues that this money—a substantial sum at that time—included direct profit from the slave labor of those who died at Auschwitz.
In an interview with journalist Toby Rogers, the former prosecutor said:
“It is bad enough that the Bush family helped raise the money for Thyssen to give Hitler his start in the 1920s, but giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war is treason. The Bush bank helped the Thyssens make the Nazi steel that killed Allied solders. As bad as financing the Nazi war machine may seem, aiding and abetting the Holocaust was worse. Thyssen’s coal mines used Jewish slaves as if they were disposable chemicals. There are six million skeletons in the Thyssen family closet, and a myriad of criminal and historical questions to be answered about the Bush family’s complicity.” (emphasis added)
Prescott Bush was by no means unique, though his financial connections with the Third Reich were perhaps more intimate than most. Henry Ford was an avowed admirer of Hitler, and together GM and Ford played the predominant role in producing the military trucks that carried German troops across Europe. After the war, both auto companies demanded and received reparations for damage to their German plants caused by allied bombing. (Bill Venn, A presidential visit to Auschwitz, The Holocaust and the Bush family fortune, WSWS.org,  5 June 2003)
Evidence of the Bush family’s  links to Nazism was available well before George Herbert Walker Bush (Senior)  and George W. Bush entered politics. According to John Buchanan (New Hampshire Gazette, 10 October 2003):
After 60 years of inattention and even denial by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his “enemy national” partners.
The documents also show that Bush and his colleagues, according to reports from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, tried to conceal their financial alliance with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, a steel and coal baron who, beginning in the mid-1920s, personally funded Adolf Hitler’s rise to power by the subversion of democratic principle and German law. Furthermore, the declassified records demonstrate that Bush and his associates, who included E. Roland Harriman, younger brother of American icon W. Averell Harriman, and George Herbert Walker, President Bush’s maternal great-grandfather, continued their dealings with the German industrial tycoon for nearly a year after the U.S. entered the war.
While Prescott Bush’s “company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, George W. Bush’s grandfather was never prosecuted for his business dealings with  Nazi Germany.
“In 1952, Prescott Bush was elected to the U.S. Senate, with no press accounts about his well-concealed Nazi past. There is no record of any U.S. press coverage of the Bush-Nazi connection during any political campaigns conducted by George Herbert Walker Bush, Jeb Bush, or George W. Bush, with the exception of a brief mention in an unrelated story in the Sarasota Herald Tribune in November 2000 and a brief but inaccurate account in The Boston Globe in 2001.” (John Buchanan, op. cit)
Up until Pearl Harbor (December 1941), Wall Street was trading with the enemy. In the wake of Pearl Harbor, Standard Oil continued to sell oil to Nazi Germany through the intermediation of so-called “neutral countries” including Venezuela and Argentina.
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research March 6, 2016
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Retrechero-ra es voz que no recogen ni Covarrubias ni Autoridades. En Academia se encuentra a partir de la edición de 1803, con este significado:

"RETRECHERO-RA.- adj. fam. La persona que con zalamerías y palabras afectadas parece que pretende atraer la voluntad de otra. Blandiloquus".

En la edición de 1832, la definición es esta:

"RETRECHERO-RA. m. y f. fam. El que con artificios disimulados y mañosos trata de eludir la confesion de la verdad ó el cumplimiento de lo ofrecido. Versutus".

En la edición de 1884, nos ofrecen la etimología:

"RETRECHERO-RA. (Del lat. retractare, retraerse, omitir.) adj. fam. Que con artificios disimulados y mañosos trata de eludir la confesión de la verdad ó el cumplimiento de lo ofrecido".

En la edición de 1899 añaden una nueva acepción:

"RETRECHERO-RA. (De retrechar) adj. fam. Que con artificios disimulados y mañosos trata de eludir la confesión de la verdad ó el cumplimiento de lo ofrecido.// fam. Que tiene mucho atractivo. Mujer retrechera, ojos retrecheros".

Retrechar es un verbo que vale por "retroceder, recular el caballo".

En la edición de 1985 añaden una tercera acepción, propia de Puerto Rico y Venezuela, que vale por "tacaño". En la Edición del Tricentenario, se mantienen las dos primeras pero desaparece la hispanoamericana.

El Salvá (1846) recoge en sus páginas las dos definiciones de Academia de la primera acepción: la de 1803 y la de 1832. El Domínguez (1853) se explaya un poco más y le da un zasca a la RAE:

"RETRECHERO-RA. s. El que se vale de retrecherías, ó el que con artificios disimulados y mañosos trata de eludir la confesión de la verdad, el cumplimiento de lo ofrecido, etc. Se usa tambien como adjetivo, y equivale á picaresco ó cosa semejante, aunque no en sentido rígido, sinó en el festivo jocoso etc.; V. g. Ojos retrecheros. Por la misma estension familiar significa: gracioso, seductor, resalado, y otros epítetos análogos: v. g. Mujer retrechera; esto lo sabe todo el mundo, escepto la Acad.".

El Pagés ilustra la voz retrechero-ra con varios ejemplos literarios. Para la primera acepción le valen unos versos de José de Espronceda, pertenecientes a su poema "El Diablo mundo":

En tanto le ha quitado su gorreta
griega al patrón el héroe, y decidido
sobre su noble frente la encasqueta
ancho de vanidad, de gozo henchido;
y en cueros con su gorro se pasea
por el cuarto, y gentil se pavonea,
que es natural al mas crudo varon
ser algo retrechero y coqueton;
echándole al patron con esparpajo
miradas que le miden de alto á bajo,
sin hacer caso de sus voces fieras
creyéndole en su estado natural,
ni atender al estrépito infernal
de los que suben ya las escaleras.
(Canto III)

Para la segunda, elige dos de Bretón de los Herreros y otro par de Ricardo de la Vega. Los del ilustre tuerto se encuentran en su comedia en tres actos titulada  "Don Frutos en Belchite: segunda parte de El Pelo de la Dehesa" (Imprenta de José Repullés. Madrid, 1845) Se estrenó en el Teatro de la Cruz el 27 de enero de 1845. He aquí sus graciosos versos:

SIMONA
Calamocha derrocha
por mí un tesoro, un Perú.
¿Me darás acaso tú
lo que me da Calamocha?

MAMERTO
Un día, y no muy lejano,
te colmaba de placer
la golosina de ser
costilla de un escribano.

SIMONA
Es que...entonces..

MAMERTO
Y quizá
decías tú para ti:
bien tendrá fé para mi
el que á todos se la da;
y por saciar tu ambición,
ingrato y dulce embeleso,
yo hubiera armado un proceso
al gallo de la pasión;
y mis sentidos incautos
soñaban..¡pícara suerte!...
con el gozo de tenerte
cosita siempre á los autos;
mas hoy -¿quién me lo dijera?-
¡ya mi pluma no te basta
y haces, ante mí, subasta
de esa cara retrechera!
(Rompiendo a llorar)
¡Y me das tal pesadumbre,
y no cesan tus enojos
viendo brotar de mis ojos
lágrimas de media azumbre!

SIMONA
No llores; me da pesar...

MAMERTO
No importa; más pasó Cristo...
¡Alábate de que has visto
á un escribano llorar!
(Acto primero; escena IV)

El sainete de Ricardo de la Vega se titula "Providencias judiciales" (Imprenta de Diego Valero. Madrid, 1875). Se estrenó con "extraordinario éxito" en el Teatro de Variedades el 21 de abril de 1875. En la escena XIII leemos:

ÁNGELES
Rosa
calle por Dios! Este enlace
me repugna, y te aseguro
que si lo llevo adelante
es solo por la miseria!

JAIME
Señora...(¡Qué lindo talle!)

ROSA
¿El señor es tu futuro?

ÁNGELES
Sí.

ROSA
Por muchos años.

JAIME
(¡Qué aire
tan retrechero y qué ojitos!)
¿Usted es amiga de Ángeles?
También lo será usted mía.


El "Diccionario de Americanismos" recoge varias acepciones de esta voz:

"RETRECEHERO-RA. I. 1. adj. Ni, Co, Pe. Referido a persona, recelosa. pop. // 2. Ve. Referido a persona, antipática, que responde de manera descortés. pop + cult > espon. // 3. Ve. Referido a persona, avariciosa o tacaña con el dinero. pop + cult > espon. // 4. Ni. Referido a persona, huraña. // II. 1. adj. Ni, Pa, Co. Referido a un caballo, que no acepta las riendas. // III. 1. adj. RD, Ve. Referido a persona, coqueta. pop + cult > espon".

El "Diccionario de Americanismos e Indigenismos" dice:

"RETRECHERO-RA. adj. Arg., Col., Pue. y Ven. Malicioso, receloso./ Tacaño./ Traidor./ Col. Receloso, dícese especialmente del caballo".


D. José María Sbarbi cita esta voz en su "Florilegio o ramillete alfabético de refranes y modismos..." (Imprenta de A. Gomez Fuentenebro. Madrid, 1873):


"Coqueta.- Falsa como una coqueta
Fr. proverb. importada del francés, con la cual pretendemos dar á entender que una mujer no habla palabra de verdad, como sucedo con la coqueta, que nunca la dice, ni cuando aparenta querer, ni cuando finge aborrecer. Es palabra que, como otras muchas, para maldita de Dios la cosa nos hace falta en nuestra lengua; antes al contrario, su introducción ha servido para hacer caer en desuso nuestras, no menos expresivas y positivamente castizas, caretera y retrechera. Dice una antigua coplilla:

Por falsa y por retrechera, 
mis ojillos te han de ver 
de puerta en puerta, pidiendo 
limosna para un debel. 

A Juan Antonio de Zamácola y Ocerín (1758-1826) se le considera uno de los primeros folcloristas españoles. Su labor recopiladora la publicó con el seudónimo de Don Preciso. Se titula "Colección de las mejores coplas de seguidillas, tiranas y polos que se han compuesto para cantar a la guitarra" (2 tomos. Imprenta de Repullés. Madrid, 1816). He aquí una de esas composiciones:

Un discreto decía
de las mujeres,
que era un mundo cada una
muy diferente;
las hay tan vivas,
tan retrecheras,
que antes de hablarlas
responden ellas;
por el contrario,
las hay tan lerdas
que es una muerte
tratar con ellas;
lo que una quiere
otra desprecia;
lo que esta gusta
no quiere aquella;
no son ningunas
las que aparentan,
pues muchas cosas
hacen por fuerza.
Y en fin son en un todo
tan diferentes,
como son  siempre varios
sus pareceres.

En el "Cancionero popular..." (2 tomos. Carlos Bailly-Bailliere. Madrid, 1865), recopilado por D. Emilio Lafuente y Alcántara, se encuentran las siguientes coplas:

Cuando vayas  a la fiesta
y te pongas a bailar,
no me seas retrechera,
que harás prevaricar.

No me seas retrechera,
que te habré de comparar
con el reloj de Pamplona,
que apunta pero no da.

En Burbáguena hay hermosas;
en Báguena, bullangueras;
en San Martín, salerosas;
en Daroca, retrecheras.

Hermosísima paloma,
cara de cielo español,
con tu mirar retrechero
me robas el corazón.

Con ese delantal blanco
y esas naguas de indianilla
el corazón me has robado,
pícara retrecherilla.


Francisco Rodríguez Marín recogió la copla de "Daroca" y esta otra coplilla en su obra "Cantos populares españoles":

La que con muchos trata
y es retrechera
quedará para tía
aunque no quiera.
Cuadre o no cuadre,
sólo si fuere monja
se dirá madre.

En "La colección madrileña de romances de ciego que perteneció a Don Luis Usoz y Río" (Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1998), prologada por Luis Estepa, se encuentra una "Sátira graciosa en que se avisa á todos los hombres los motivos que hay para no casarse, y lo que se pasa con las mugeres por los males que ocasionan". Comienza de este modo:

Los que se quieran casar
piensan que van á la gloria,
y no pasan dos semanas
que no pueden ver la esposa.
Uno mala cara,
el otro suspira,
y eso especialmente
si falta la harina.
Ella le dice:
marcha á trabajar,
porque tú lo que haces
es comer y holgar.
Con estas razones
el diablo le atiza
y á la pobrecilla
la dá una paliza.
Al burro del aceitero,
señores, yo le comparo,
al hombre que en estos tiempos
pretendiere ser casado:
por la mañanita
al instante marcha
con el hazadón,
la alforgilla y hacha,
y á la noche viene
el pobrete helado;
toma esa peseta
que hoy he ganado.
Ella le responde
con notable calma:
¡Jesús! este niño
me ha estragado el alma.
Pues cómprate carne,
y hasta un pucherito
y ella se lo come,
trabaje el borrico.
Y si la muger es mala,
gran trabajo tiene el homre,
siempre andará sin un cuarto,
sin camisa y sin calzones.
Hay muchas mugeres
que son tan retrecheras
que ellas se regalan
bien de todas veras:
comen buena carne,
compran buenas ropas,
y al pobre marido
lo atascan de sopas...


Doña Emilia Pardo-Bazán describe bastante bien a la mujer retrechera en su novela "El niño de Guzmán" (Establecimiento Tip. de Idamor Moreno. Madrid, 1899):

"No por tomar asiento cesó su alborozo; venían de evidente buen temple, y lo traían de fuera, como las brisas del primer mes del verano traen el olor de las abiertas flores. "¿Pero no les hacemos á ustedes tilín?'' parecía decir con su actitud y sus parleros ojos claros, la rubia Narda. Antes de separarse dirigió á cada uno de los presentes una retrechería zalamera, zarpadita de gata blanca de aterciopelada piel. Echó á su suegro un beso volado; hizo á don Servando un gestecillo truhanesco, remozador; sonrió, como sonreiría un camarada en sport, á leoncio Boltaña; y hasta á don Domingo, el clérigo mudo, le lanzó un "felices, Padre capellán", que animó un instante vagamente aquella faz de yeso. Pero la caricia verdadera de la actitud y de la voz, la coquetería suprema, reservóla Narda ¡quién lo duda! para su marido. Halagüeña dulzura ablandaba su voz cuando susurró:
-Hola, Mauricio mío...¿Qué tal lo has pasado? ¡Si vieses qué mal se almuerza en Irún! Por caridad, vas á darme una tacita de té, servida por tí, azucarada por tí..."
(Cap. IV: "Regreso de las contrabandistas"; págs. 33-34)

Retrechero-ra y retrechería son voces que debían de gustarle a D. Juan Valera, pues las escribe en algunas de sus obras; por ejemplo, en su novela "Pepita Jiménez":

"Sólo un minuto ha estado aquí Antoñona. 
Yo me levanté de la silla para hablar con ella de pie y que la visita fuera corta. 
En tan corta visita me ha dicho mil locuras que me afligen profundamente. 
Por último, ha exclamado al despedirse, en su jerga medio gitana: 
— ¡Anda, fullero de amor, indinote, maldecido seas; malos chuqueles te tagelen el drupo, que has puesto enferma á la niña y con tus retrecherías la estás matando!"
(Pág. 108)

En "Juanita la Larga", escribe:

"Pasmoso fué el arte que empleó Juanita y el ingenio y la energía de voluntad que supo desplegar para tener á raya á D. Andrés y conseguir, sin romper con él por completo, que no se viniese á las manos. El genio de ella, de ordinario alegre y burlón, y la facilidad que tenía para echarlo todo á broma, le valieron de mucho en aquellas circunstancias difíciles. Porque á la verdad, ella no quería que D. Andrés se extralimitase, pero no quería tampoco que se le fuese y era arduo problema y cuestión de milagroso equilibrio el mantenerse sin caer ni á un lado ni á otro, yendo sin balancín como por una maroma ó cuerda tirante.
A cada requiebro, á cada proposición que don Andrés le hacia, Juanita contestaba con un chiste ó con un tan incoherente disparate, que don Andrés, aunque mortificado y chafado, no podía tomarlo á mal y tenía que reírse.
Juanita, al verse acompañada por D. Andrés, apresuraba el paso, y en cuatro brincos se plantaba en la puerta de su casa. D. Andrés pugnaba entonces por entrar.
— ¡Huy! ¡Huy! — exclamaba Juanita. — ¿Está dejado V.. E. de la mano de Dios? Pues sería curioso que entrase á jugar al tute con mi mamá, que aún está despierta, y se privase de jugar con doña Inés, que le espera con ansia. ¿Cómo puede querer V. E. en lugar de hacer con doña Inés una partida de tresillo, hacerle conmigo una partida serrana? ¡Válgame Santo Domingo nuestro patrono! Yo no me lo perdonaría.
—Por Dios no seas retrechera; déjame entrar, déjame entrar, encanto de mis ojos".
(Cap. XXVII; págs. 179-180)

En "Genio y figura", leemos:

"Rafaela no empleó ni ardid, ni astucia, ni embustes, ni retrecheria, ni ningún otro artificio de los que suelen emplear las mujeres para proveerse de un marido y sobre todo de un marido rico. Él fue quien solicitó y quien rogó para el casamiento. Ella consintió al cabo, porque le deseaba y le convenía, pero en todo puso y lució su lealtad, su franqueza y su desprendimiento. Y no fueron menos dignos de aplauso la moderación y· el talento con que ella supo, ya que no evitar, amortiguar el escándalo y el ruido. Para que no hubiese la cencerrada moral de las hablillas, tornaron ambos, sin asesorarse con persona alguna, la resolución de casarse, y se casaron luego, al año de conocerse, sin boato ni fiestas y como si dijéramos á cencerros tapados".
(Cap. VII; pág. 25)

El poeta Emiliano Ramírez Ángel publicó en el semanario "La Risa" el 30 de diciembre de 1923 una serie de veros titulados "El año de un Don Juan". Comienza con "Enero":

QUÉ singular relámpago en la acera! 
¡En la precoz ceniza de esta tarde 
esa mujer, que Boticcelli hubiera añadido 
a su grácil «Primavera», 
como una joya, como un alba arde! 
Por las pieles asoma 
su caliente blancura de paloma... 
Su busto retrechero, 
viste de brusca mocedad a Enero, 
que yo adoro y bendigo. 
¡Cómo nieva! 
No importa. ¡Yo la sigo!..

Antonio Díaz-Cañabate publicó "Historia de una tertulia" en el año 1962. Cito de la edición de Espasa-Calpe, de 1978. Allí leemos:

"Eduardo el del Charco es más discreto en sus aficiones al afeminamiento, y tiene siempre pronta la respuesta ingeniosa y la gracia expontánea. Juana, su mujer -¡oh, manes de Oscar Wilde!- hace apariciones fugaces de su oronda y retrechera humanidad, para insultar a su marido cariñosamente".
(Pág. 159)

Camilo José Cela puso estas voces en algunas de sus obras; por ejemplo, en su novela corta "El molino de viento" (2ª ed. Editorial Noguer. Barcelona, 1971), escribe:

"Doña Pepita, la hermana de don Canuto, soltera y virginal, si bien talluda, ahuyentaba al demonio de la gula refugiándose en la lectura de "Los gozos de las madres", libro de meditaciones.
-"Considera, ¡oh, madre cristiana!, que los dones recibidos..."
Doña Pepita, la hermana de don Canuto, no era madre cristiana porque no se le había presentado mejor proporción. En el cielo del atardecer se pintaron los breves relámpagos del estío. Doña pepita, la hermana de don Canuto, había tenido un novio confitero, el Teniente de Farmacia Fidelino García, muerto en campaña.
-¡Ay, Fidelino, Fidelino, qué vacío más hondo dejas en mi pobre y solitario corazón!
Doña Pepita y Fidelino hubieran hecho una pareja muy feliz. El destino, con sus caprichos, fue quien les aguó la fiesta. Fidelino tenía un bigotito recortado en forma y un aire de hortera la mar de circunspecto.
-¡Ay, mi Fidelino, qué retrechero está con su traje de los domingos!"
(Págs. 15-16)

Su "Disculpa a la Virgen del Rocío", data del año 1947. El texto lo publicó en la revista onubense "La Romería del Rocío" y, más tarde, lo incluyó en "Páginas de Geografía errabunda" (O. C. Nº 11. Ediciones Destino. Planeta y De Agostini. Barcelona, 1990 ) Comienza de este modo:

"Ante el espectáculo, el escritor está un tanto absorto, un tanto extrañado. El escritor es hombre de tierras más húmedas, con vinos menos calientes, mujeres menos morenas, casas menos enjalbegadas y calles menos estruendosas. El escritor -casi no se atreve a decirlo en una revista andaluza- es, ustedes perdonen, gallego, raza que, según nos dicen las más acrisoladas experiencias, es buena para tocar la gaita, sentirse morir de morriña, andar en balandros o cargar pianos. Lo que ya no está muy claro es hasta qué punto el escritor, siendo de donde es, pueda también servir para cantar a la Virgen del Rocío, advocación de María Santísima por la que siente vivas simpatías pero a la que no tiene el gusto de conocer. Las Vírgenes de su país, románicas y algo bobaliconas, suelen inspirar la súplica o el lamento. Por el contrario, las Vírgenes andaluzas, moriscas y retrecheras, suelen hacer propicia la copla o el piropo".
(Pág. 546)

Vamos a terminar esta entrada con unos versos recitados por el poeta argentino Alberto Vacarezza:



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De acordo com o presidente da Federação Venezuelana, a crise econômica do país impede que o país desembolse R$1.9 mi em amistosos

Venezuela pode não receber amistosos no ano de 2019 devido à crise financeira

Venezuela pode não receber amistosos no ano de 2019 devido à crise financeira

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A crise econômica da Venezuela chegou ao futebol. O presidente da Federação Venezuelana de Futebol (FVF), Laureano González, admitiu nesta terça-feira que as chances da seleção disputar amistosos em seu país em 2019 são quase zero.

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Em entrevista a rádio Deportiva 1300, Laureano comentou que “é muito difícil ter novamente amistosos na Venezuela”. Segundo o cartola, é necessário 500 mil dólares (R$ 1.9 milhões, na cotação atual) para hospedar uma seleção estrangeira, o que a crise financeira atual não comporta.

González explicou que mesmo com as vendas de ingressos para as partidas da seleção no país não seria possível recuperar o investimento alto que precisaria ser feito, já que os venezuelanos estão tendo dificuldades até para compra comida.

E como serão os jogos da Venezuela ‘em casa’ nas eliminatórias sul-americanas para a Copa do Mundo do Qatar, em 2022? De acordo com o presidente, as opções de sede para a seleção estão sendo analisadas e, até agora, a preferida é Barquisimeto.

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Barquisimeto é a capital da cidade mais populosa do estado de Lara, no oeste da Venezuela. A capital musical do país tem 881 mil habitantes em 353 km².

O Estádio Monumental de Cabudare, no estado de Lara, precisará de algumas reformas e melhorias para se adequar aos padrões exigidos nas Eliminatórias. A capacidade máxima de público é de 47.913 pessoas e o estádio pertence ao Clube Deportivo Lara.

“Temos que trabalhar na grama, há um 40% que não recebe sol e há melhorias a serem feitas, mas não podendo jogar em Caracas, gostamos de Barquisimeto”, concluiu González.

Faltando quatro anos para a Copa do Mundo no Qatar, as Eliminatórias Sul-Americanas para o Mundial iniciam-se em outubro de 2019, após a disputa da Copa América no Brasil, entre junho e julho.

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Apesar da crise, a Venezuela brigará por uma vaga no Mundial de 2022, assim como Argentina, Bolívia, Brasil, Chile, Colômbia, Equador, Paraguai, Peru e Uruguai.


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MUMBAI: GroupM, the investment group of WPP Media, has revealed its updated 2018-19 ad investment forecasts. The growth projections for 2019 are also mentioned from 3.9 per cent to 3.6 per cent, with total new investment anticipated to reach Rs 1.33 lakh crore ($19 billion) instead of the Rs 1.61 lakh crore ($23 billion) earlier predicted.

The group revealed that the recent US dollar appreciation versus just about every other currency led to the suppression of the predicted growth. Stress on the auto category stood out in feedback from GroupM’s worldwide network, as did the absence of any rebound in CPG investment with traditional media.

While China remains the largest contributor to the group, 2019 will be its sixth successive year with single-digit ad growth and mark its lowest growth rate yet recorded. Following China, the other top contributors are USA and India. India is expected to contribute Rs 9500 crore ($1.35 billion) of growth.

GroupM futures director Adam Smith said, “GroupM’s still strong but slightly fraying 2018 view ties to macro questions: tighter money, China’s slowing growth, and the potential for pricey trade wars.”

He added, “Real interest rates are edging up globally, but serious potential problems remain limited to a fragile five – Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, and Venezuela.”

GroupM forecasts that ten countries will provide 83 per cent of all 2019 growth.

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Los presidentes de Rusia, Vladímir Putin, y de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, abordarán en su reunión bilateral este miércoles una posible ayuda económica del país eurasiático a la nación andina, inmersa en una crisis económica y social, indicó el portavoz del Kremlin, Dmitri Peskov. “Como saben, la situación económica (en Venezuela) permanece difícil y aunque hay ciertas […]

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          Traficante Chupeta, aliado de El Chapo, relata como mandava cocaína aos EUA      Cache   Translate Page      

NOVA YORK — Juan Carlos Ramírez Abadía é cheio de orgulho. Sempre começa as frases com "eu”. O narcotraficante colombiano, conhecido no mundo das drogas como “Chupeta”, se vangloria de que sua cocaína era a melhor do mercado. “Ótima qualidade”, disse ele no depoimento perante o tribunal federal no Brooklyn, em Nova York, onde o chefão do tráfico mexicano Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán está sendo julgado. Mas, para o produto ilícito chegar ao consumidor final, ele precisava ter uma estrutura perfeitamente ajustada para transportá-lo, distribuí-lo e coletar os benefícios do capitalismo mais selvagem e cruel que se possa imaginar.

Basta olhar para o rosto de Chupeta, de 55 anos, para entender que ele era um verdadeiro camaleão. O ex-chefe do cartel Norte del Valle está com o rosto completamente desfigurado depois das múltiplas operações faciais que precisaram ser feitas para que ele escapasse da Justiça. Ele submeteu seus negócios a essa mesma transformação vampiresca, a ponto de descrever a indústria de tráfico de drogas como uma empresa ágil em constante evolução para se adaptar às condições de trabalho.

A mudança de tática foi uma questão, explicou, tanto de maximizar os lucros quanto de garantir sua sobrevivência. Ramírez Abadía foi um dos líderes mais violentos do narcotráfico. Ele ordenou, em suas próprias palavras, mais de 150 assassinatos de rivais que se interpuseram em seu caminho e assim conservou seu poder. Em menos de duas décadas, foi do nada até vender mais de 500 toneladas de cocaína nos Estados Unidos, movimentadas principalmente através do cartel mexicano de Sinaloa.

ElChapo Chupeta começou a trabalhar com El Chapo porque ele era o mais rápido e mais eficaz na época. “Ele procurava a melhor qualidade", explicou ele. Isso foi no início dos anos 1990, depois de uma primeira reunião em um hotel na Cidade do México. Levaram dois meses para definir a operação. Guzmán pediu uma taxa de 40% em troca do transporte das mercadorias para Los Angeles. “Era mais caro do que os outros”, explicou, “mas garantiu a proteção de cargas e de meus funcionários”.

Ramírez Abadía se considerava um empreendedor e um grande negociador. Ele entendeu que a segurança tinha um custo que ele tinha que pagar. O primeiro carregamento chegou em menos de uma semana, quando outros faziam o trabalho em um mês ou mais. “Eu não esperava”, ele admitiu. Noventa por cento dessa droga foi vendida em Nova York. Chupeta explicou como manipulou o mercado para ter mais controle. “Muitas vezes eu mantive a mercadoria para aumentar os preços e obter um lucro maior”, disse ele.

'Invasão'

Ele inovou nos transportes para evitar interceptações de remessas. Começou enviando aviões da Colômbia para o México, e chegou a enviar até 14 aviões carregados com cocaína em uma noite para pistas clandestinas onde El Chapo tinha uma equipe formada por funcionários em espera para descarga e reabastecimento de aeronaves. A movimentação chegou a ser tamanha que os funcionários em sua folha de pagamento comentavam que parecia uma “invasão”.

Naquela época, as autoridades dos EUA e da Colômbia começaram a apertar o cerco, de modo que para evitar perdas concebeu, com os chefes do cartel de Sinaloa, modificações no método de transporte de drogas para o México, usando barcos de pesca que navegam pelo Oceano Pacífico. “Ninguém os havia usado antes”, ele explicou, “era uma estrada virgem”. Para mostrar sua confiança na nova estratégia, ele encheu um barco com 10 toneladas de cocaína. Depois, veio a ideia de fazer isso com semisubmarinos.

Juan Carlos Ramírez e Joaquín Guzmán entraram um contrato graças a Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, atual líder do cartel de Sinaloa. Jesús “El Rey” Zambada, seu irmão, também detalhou em seu depoimento a complexa estrutura logística da empresa. Eles controlavam todos os movimentos em detalhes. A cocaína foi classificada por origem e qualidade em armazéns na Cidade do México. E uma contabilidade rigorosa foi estabelecida para rastrear pagamentos, incluindo assassinos e jornalistas.

Chegou uma época em que os acordos corruptos com as autoridades colombianas e mexicanas pararam de funcionar, o que elevou os riscos para os negócios. “As apreensões são a maior tragédia para um traficante”, admitiu. Chupeta, ele diz, já era “super rico” quando as forças da lei estavam em seus calcanhares. Então ele decidiu novamente mudar de tática, antecipando sua prisão, e desmantelou toda a estrutura de distribuição nos EUA.

'Nos bastidores'

Em vez de enviar a droga para o mercado dos EUA, ele pensou que poderia escapar da Justiça vendendo-a diretamente em alto-mar para o cartel de Sinaloa. “Eu queria atuar nos bastidores”, ele explicou. “Ganharia menos, mas achei que teria menos problemas com as autoridades americanas.” Chupeta acabou deixando a Colômbia. Ele operou na Venezuela e depois no Brasil, onde foi preso em 2007 e de onde foi extraditado um ano depois.

O FBI estima que ele chegou a ser responsável por 60% da cocaína que circulava nos EUA. Atualmente faz parte do programa de proteção a testemunhas dos Estados Unidos, onde reside, e é um dos principais colaboradores no processo criminal contra El Chapo. Autoridades colombianas confiscaram ativos avaliados em mais de US$ 1 bilhão, incluindo quadros de Botero. Com o seu testemunho, ele corroborou a informação de que Miguel Ángel Martínez, também conhecido como El Gordo, também foi responsável pela estrutura do cartel mexicano, da qual ele era o administrador.


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Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced his support for his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, who traveled to Moscow amid a spiraling economic crisis in the Latin American country.
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin offered firm support Wednesday for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, who is visiting Moscow to shore up political and economic assistance even as his country has been struggling to pay...
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El presidente ruso Vladimir Putin expresó su apoyo al mandatario venezolano Nicolás Maduro, quien está de visita en Moscú mientras en su país hay una fuerte crisis económica.

Maduro está cada vez más aislado en el mundo bajo las crecientes sanciones lideradas por Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea, quienes acusan al mandatario de socavar las instituciones democráticas para mantenerse en el poder, mientras se desenvuelve en su país una crisis económica y política.

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El fotoperiodista Juan Medina ha sido el ganador del Premio Internacional de Fotografía Humanitaria Luis Valtueña 2018, un concurso organizado por Médicos del Mundo que este año ha celebrado su XXII edición (conmemorando 22 años del brutal asesinato del fotógrafo Luis Valtueña en Ruanda junto a otros tres cooperantes) y en el que destaca la presencia española entre los premiados.

Eso sí, el ganador Juan Medina es argentino (aunque vive en Madrid y trabaja para la agencia Reuters), y ha logrado vencer en este prestigioso premio de fotoperiodismo gracias a su serie titulada ‘Vida y muerte en el Mediterráneo’. Más en concreto gracias a la imagen que hemos puesto en portada y que muestra a varios migrantes arropados con mantas.

La foto, que fue realizada el pasado verano durante un rescate de la ONG Proactiva Open Arms a embarcaciones procedentes de Libia, fue elogiada por el jurado quien valoró “su excepcional impacto visual y la fuerza expresiva que transmite” y se lleva el premio de 6.000 euros para la realización de un proyecto fotográfico en el ámbito de trabajo de Médicos del Mundo. .

Además del premiado, también han resultado elegidos como finalistas otros tres trabajos, todos ellos en monocromo. El primer finalista fue el madrileño César Dezfulli que en ‘Banjul to Biella’ retrata momentos del duro periplo de un joven desde Gambia hasta el norte de Italia, y como durante el invierno pasado vio por primera vez la nieve.

Por otro lado, el jurado también eligió a dos finalistas ex a quo (ya que empatados en las votaciones). La primera es Carmen Sayago, una fotógrafa documental que ha sido elegida gracias a ‘Birds of pollution’, un proyecto donde retrata a afectadas por el síndrome de sensibilidad química múltiple. Por su parte, Ignacio Marín, fue elegido por su ‘Crímenes de hambre’, donde nos traslada a Venezuela para mostrarnos las consecuencias del deterioro económico del país, que se ha traducido en un notable aumento de gente que roba simplemente para poder comer.

Los ganadores fueron escogidos de entre los 386 trabajos de 72 países que se presentaron, lo que según la organización “supone el récord de participación en las más de dos décadas de vida del certamen, con 2.650 imágenes”. Además, destacan que la convocatoria se ha globalizado como demuestra “una ampliación de la procedencia de los autores, que han llegado de 10 países más que en la edición anterior.”.

Y los que hicieron la “criba” para elegir a los ganadores fueron un jurado formado por Ana Berruguete (responsable de exposiciones de La Fábrica y PhotoEspaña), Carlos García Pozo (jefe de fotografía de El Mundo), Gorka Legarcegui (editor gráfico de El País Semanal), Paco Junquera (fotógrafo ganador en cuatro ocasiones del premio FotoPress), Esther Borrell (directora del departamento gráfico de la agencia EFE) y Celia Zafra (periodista y responsable de comunicación de Médicos del Mundo).

Las fotos premiadas se podrán ver en una exposición colectiva (y gratuita) que se inaugurará el próximo 29 de enero de 2019 en Caixa Forum Madrid. Sin más, os dejamos con las fotos ganadoras no sin antes felicitar a los premiados:

Ganador del Premio Internacional de Fotografía Humanitaria Luis Valtueña 2018

Juan Medina (Argentina) con la serie 'Vida y muerte en el Mediterráneo':

Juan Medina 1
Juan Medina 2
Juan Medina 3

Primer finalista

César Dezfulli (España) con la serie ‘Banjul to Biella

Cesar Dezfuli 1
Cesar Dezfuli 2
Cesar Dezfuli 3

Finalista (ex aequo):

Carmen Sayago (España) con la serie ‘Birds of pollution’:

Carmen Sayago 1
Carmen Sayago 2
Carmen Sayago 3

Finalista (ex aequo):

Ignacio Marín (España) con la serie ‘Crímenes de hambre’:

Ignacio Marin 1
Ignacio Marin 2
Ignacio Marin 3

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What the G20 and OPEC meetings mean for the political relations, economies, and people of the world.

Last week, two important meetings took place—one, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, and two, in Vienna, Austria, of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil producers. The two meetings did not produce any resolution to the major economic challenges in the world. But they did soothe the nerves of financial markets. At the G20, the United States and China dialed down the temperature over trade but did not settle the long-term grievances each side has of the other. At the OPEC+ meeting, Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production and raise the price of oil despite pressure from the United States and others to keep oil prices low.

At neither meeting did the major powers find solutions to their problems. They are all caught in mazes from which there are no easy exits. But what calmed the world of finance was that the geopolitical tension between the major powers seemed to have lessened. What impact this reduced tension has for the world’s people, however, is not clear.

Trade

The “trade war” engineered by U.S. President Donald Trump against China began with tariffs and ended with a damp squib. At the G20, Trump told China’s Xi Jinping that the U.S. tariffs that would have gone up to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports will no longer be applied. China, for its part, said that it would import more goods from the United States. No specifics were announced, which is why the tensions over even this agreement spilled over onto Twitter (courtesy of Trump’s hyperbole) and into more sober statements from the Chinese government.

The more fundamental questions of intellectual property and currency valuation remain unsolved. The United States accuses China of theft of the intellectual property of U.S. firms, but the Chinese counter—as they have in the arbitration panels of the World Trade Organization—that they merely draw from technology transferred as a result of commercial agreements freely made by firms eager to use Chinese labor. It will be impossible to resolve these two problems, since neither side sees the issues in the same way. Their worldviews regarding intellectual property and currency valuation are utterly alien to each other. If the United States believes that China is unfairly valuing its currency, the Chinese point to the unfair advantage that the dollar has over every currency in the world since it is used as one of the major global currencies for facilitation of trade and for the storage of wealth.

Oil

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman offered each other a friendly hand slap at the G20. Everyone seemed happy to see Mohammed bin Salman, despite the clear evidence of his role in the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

But the real agreements between Russia and Saudi Arabia were not directly made in Buenos Aires. They were made more quietly in Vienna at the OPEC+ meeting. At Buenos Aires, Putin said, “yes, we have an agreement to prolong our accords.” He was referring to the deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia since 2016 to manage oil prices to their mutual benefit. The deal notwithstanding, Saudi Arabia has continued to pump itself into trouble—flooding the market with oil, driving prices down and depleting its own treasury as a result. Now Russia is eager to see oil production cuts and oil prices rise. Trapped by sanctions and by low oil prices, Russia has plunged into internal economic difficulties. The real issue was how much each country inside and outside OPEC should pump. That is why Putin said, “there is no final deal on volumes.” In fact, even after the deal has begun to emerge, there is no final deal. Saudi Arabia has not been a good partner here. It has pumped outside the numbers over the course of the past few years, largely under pressure from the United States.

There are two reasons why the United States wants low oil prices, despite the fact that the U.S. is now one of the world’s largest oil producers. First, low oil prices mean an immediate subsidy for the U.S. consumer and for U.S. manufacturing firms. There is no economic incentive to move to renewable energy when oil prices are low. Second, low oil prices hit adversaries of the U.S.-led world order that—as it happens—are major oil producers. The list includes Iran and Venezuela, two countries that have been sent into internal turmoil as oil prices have plummeted. But the United States has sufficient tools to hurt these countries without forcing oil prices down. For instance, even if oil prices rise, U.S. sanctions can be harsh enough to cut Iranian and Venezuelan oil out of the market. The lack of Iranian and Venezuelan oil operates as an effective cut in oil production, which will itself raise oil prices.

Saudi Arabia has already begun to pressure Libya and Nigeria to reduce oil exports, although both these African countries are reliant upon oil revenues. Saudi Arabia has succeeded in pushing Qatar out of OPEC on political grounds, but since Qatar only produces 2 percent of OPEC’s crude oil the departure, Qatexit is not meaningful. Inside the world of oil, there are those who are always pushed aside so that others can benefit.

Oil Buyers’ Club

In 2005, Indian Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar assembled his counterparts from across Asia to start a discussion on a buyers’ club. The precise issue on the table was the “Asian Premium” charged by Saudi Arabia and other oil producers to Asian countries. The “Asian Premium” is substantial—close to $10 billion per year for the Asian consumers of Gulf oil. It is what bothered Aiyar and the other oil ministers. But they did not come to any agreement.

Asia is the largest importer of oil in the world. India and China, with the United States, are the three largest importers of oil. Right behind them are Japan and South Korea. If you add the oil imports by China, India, Japan and South Korea, then these four Asian countries import a full third of world oil imports. They are both reliant upon the oil exporters, but they also have power as a bloc of consumers.

In 2012, China’s premier Wen Jiabao said that there needed to be a counter-cartel to OPEC that should include Europe and the United States. Interest in his proposal was minimal. Oil had reached $100 per barrel. It stifled economic growth and did not move any of these industrial giants toward non-carbon renewable fuel.

The issue of a buyers’ cartel came back on the table in April this year at the International Energy Forum. The chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Sanjiv Singh and the chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Wang Yilin then met in Beijing to go deeper into the possibility. By June, China and India—which import 17 percent of the world’s oil—had begun to openly talk about a buyers’ cartel to help create “stable and moderate” oil prices, as India’s current Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan put it.

China and India have been upset by the U.S. sanctions on Iran. They have felt that these produce an adverse impact on Asian economies. They are joined by Japan and the European Union, who are also not pleased with these sanctions. It is now being said that if China and India establish a buyers’ club, Japan and Europe will join in.

Smell of Tear Gas

From the air-conditioned rooms of the oligarchy, we go to the tear gas of the streets.

Protests in Paris, France, have been the most violent in decades. The yellow vests (gilets jaunes) appeared as if out of nowhere to demonstrate against the French government’s hike in fuel prices. They make the case that the violence of the economy has destroyed their ability to function. Any violence on the streets is a reflection of the violence that structures their lives. The streets of Paris smelled of tear gas.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, labor unions and political groups of one kind or another planned massive protests against the G20. They wanted to scream at their leaders, who have been deaf to their pleas. But the Argentinian government held the G20 meeting at the Costa Salguero convention center, on the magnificent Rio de La Plata. Police cordoned off the area, while the coast guard boats sailed up and down the river. No one could get near the site. None of the leaders were interrupted by the chants.

There were no protests in Vienna. The OPEC building was nonetheless surrounded by the elite WEGA units. No one knew that the meeting was being held. There is so little democracy in the institutions that structure our lives.

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

 

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El fotoperiodista Juan Medina ha sido el ganador del Premio Internacional de Fotografía Humanitaria Luis Valtueña 2018, un concurso organizado por Médicos del Mundo que este año ha celebrado su XXII edición (conmemorando 22 años del brutal asesinato del fotógrafo Luis Valtueña en Ruanda junto a otros tres cooperantes) y en el que destaca la presencia española entre los premiados.

Eso sí, el ganador Juan Medina es argentino (aunque vive en Madrid y trabaja para la agencia Reuters), y ha logrado vencer en este prestigioso premio de fotoperiodismo gracias a su serie titulada ‘Vida y muerte en el Mediterráneo’. Más en concreto gracias a la imagen que hemos puesto en portada y que muestra a varios migrantes arropados con mantas.

La foto, que fue realizada el pasado verano durante un rescate de la ONG Proactiva Open Arms a embarcaciones procedentes de Libia, fue elogiada por el jurado quien valoró “su excepcional impacto visual y la fuerza expresiva que transmite” y se lleva el premio de 6.000 euros para la realización de un proyecto fotográfico en el ámbito de trabajo de Médicos del Mundo. .

Además del premiado, también han resultado elegidos como finalistas otros tres trabajos, todos ellos en monocromo. El primer finalista fue el madrileño César Dezfulli que en ‘Banjul to Biella’ retrata momentos del duro periplo de un joven desde Gambia hasta el norte de Italia, y como durante el invierno pasado vio por primera vez la nieve.

Por otro lado, el jurado también eligió a dos finalistas ex a quo (ya que empatados en las votaciones). La primera es Carmen Sayago, una fotógrafa documental que ha sido elegida gracias a ‘Birds of pollution’, un proyecto donde retrata a afectadas por el síndrome de sensibilidad química múltiple. Por su parte, Ignacio Marín, fue elegido por su ‘Crímenes de hambre’, donde nos traslada a Venezuela para mostrarnos las consecuencias del deterioro económico del país, que se ha traducido en un notable aumento de gente que roba simplemente para poder comer.

Los ganadores fueron escogidos de entre los 386 trabajos de 72 países que se presentaron, lo que según la organización “supone el récord de participación en las más de dos décadas de vida del certamen, con 2.650 imágenes”. Además, destacan que la convocatoria se ha globalizado como demuestra “una ampliación de la procedencia de los autores, que han llegado de 10 países más que en la edición anterior.”.

Y los que hicieron la “criba” para elegir a los ganadores fueron un jurado formado por Ana Berruguete (responsable de exposiciones de La Fábrica y PhotoEspaña), Carlos García Pozo (jefe de fotografía de El Mundo), Gorka Legarcegui (editor gráfico de El País Semanal), Paco Junquera (fotógrafo ganador en cuatro ocasiones del premio FotoPress), Esther Borrell (directora del departamento gráfico de la agencia EFE) y Celia Zafra (periodista y responsable de comunicación de Médicos del Mundo).

Las fotos premiadas se podrán ver en una exposición colectiva (y gratuita) que se inaugurará el próximo 29 de enero de 2019 en Caixa Forum Madrid. Sin más, os dejamos con las fotos ganadoras no sin antes felicitar a los premiados:

Ganador del Premio Internacional de Fotografía Humanitaria Luis Valtueña 2018

Juan Medina (Argentina) con la serie 'Vida y muerte en el Mediterráneo':

Juan Medina 1
Juan Medina 2
Juan Medina 3

Primer finalista

César Dezfulli (España) con la serie ‘Banjul to Biella

Cesar Dezfuli 1
Cesar Dezfuli 2
Cesar Dezfuli 3

Finalista (ex aequo):

Carmen Sayago (España) con la serie ‘Birds of pollution’:

Carmen Sayago 1
Carmen Sayago 2
Carmen Sayago 3

Finalista (ex aequo):

Ignacio Marín (España) con la serie ‘Crímenes de hambre’:

Ignacio Marin 1
Ignacio Marin 2
Ignacio Marin 3

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Vladimir Putin has voiced support for the Venezuelan leader, Nicolás Maduro, as he visited Moscow seeking financial assistance for the socialist country’s collapsing economy.

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La planta Ford Motors de Venezuela, ubicada en Valencia, estado Carabobo, comenzó a ofrecer un paquete de retiro voluntario a sus trabajadores por la incertidumbre ante el cronograma de producción para el 2019. Segpun reseña El Estímulo, una fuente reveló que en una reunión les informaron que ofrecerían el paquete a los 915 trabajadores de […]

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          Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan: İki FETÖ okulu Maarif Vakfı'na devredildi      Cache   Translate Page      
Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan, FETÖ'nün Venezuela'da bulunan iki okulunun Maarif Vakfına devredildiğini duyurdu.
          Arreaza: Es inmoral solicitud de sanciones contra Venezuela por parte de canciller colombiano      Cache   Translate Page      

El ministro del Poder Popular de Relaciones Exteriores, Jorge Arreaza denunció que la clase política colombiana “guarda vínculos carnales con el narcotráfico, la violencia paramilitar y viola sistemáticamente los derechos humanos de sus ciudadanos”. Ante ello, “es inmoral solicitar sanciones contra venezolanos”, sostuvo este miércoles el canciller venezolano mediante su cuenta en Twitter @jaarreaza. Arreaza […]

La entrada Arreaza: Es inmoral solicitud de sanciones contra Venezuela por parte de canciller colombiano se publicó primero en noticiaaldia.com | Noticias de Maracaibo Sucesos del Zulia.


          Atlanta's Martinez wins MVP award in Major League Soccer      Cache   Translate Page      
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez claimed the MVP award from Major League Soccer on Wednesday after shattering the record for goals in a season and leading Atlanta United to the championship game.The 25-year-old Venezuelan striker received... Reported by New Zealand Herald 7 minutes ago.
          México celebra el Primer Festival de Arte e Inclusión del Sureste 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

México celebra el Primer Festival de Arte e Inclusión del Sureste 2018

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          Reconocerán a Alondra De La Parra como “Mujer del año”      Cache   Translate Page      

Reconocerán a Alondra De La Parra como “Mujer del año”

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          Diego Carneiro: “Queremos acabar con la xenofobia a través de la música”      Cache   Translate Page      

Diego Carneiro: “Queremos acabar con la xenofobia a través de la música”

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          La música repara mundos: Gustavo Dudamel      Cache   Translate Page      

La música repara mundos: Gustavo Dudamel

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          Diego Naser: El arte genera seres humanos más disciplinados y más sensibles      Cache   Translate Page      

Diego Naser: El arte genera seres humanos más disciplinados y más sensibles

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          Plácido Domingo presenta libro y es homenajeado en Jalisco      Cache   Translate Page      

Plácido Domingo presenta libro y es homenajeado en Jalisco

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          Putin repudia tentativa de mudar situação na Venezuela à força      Cache   Translate Page      
O presidente da Rússia, Vladimir Putin, condenou nesta quarta-feira (5) qualquer tentativa de mudar a situação na Venezuela à força ao receber o mandatário venezuelano, Nicolás Maduro, em sua residência nos arredores de Moscou. “Certamente, condenamos qualquer ação que tenha uma clara natureza terrorista, qualquer tentativa de mudar a situação com ajuda da força”, disse...
          A Organização das Nações Unidas pediu a ajuda dos Estados Unidos e da União Europeia para a Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
Prevendo um aumento do êxodo de venezuelanos em 2019, a ONU (Organização das Nações Unidas) pediu ajuda de Europa, EUA e outros países ricos para impedir que o fluxo desestabilize a América do Sul. A avaliação em Genebra é a de que os países sul-americanos já esgotaram seus recursos para lidar com a crise e,...
          Oposición pide por novena vez fecha de visita de Bachelet a Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Opositores y familiares de los presos políticos pidieron por novena vez que se anuncie la fecha de la visita que hará al país la alta comisionada para los derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas, Michelle Bachelet, y reiteraron su solicitud para reunirse con ella.
“No vamos a dejar de venir a la ONU -en Caracas- hasta [...]

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          Expertos diseñan nueva política exterior al servicio de los venezolanos      Cache   Translate Page      

El Consejo Venezolano de Relaciones Internacionales (Covri) presentó una propuesta de 30 recomendaciones para la conformación de una nueva política exterior para Venezuela que van desde la geopolítica global hasta las relaciones regionales y bilaterales.
Los postulados son el resultado de las deliberaciones de una mesa de expertos de la sociedad civil en las consultas que [...]

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          China y Venezuela reactivan proyecto de refinación que empezaría a operar en 2021      Cache   Translate Page      

Los gobiernos de Caracas y Pekín reactivaron un proyecto conjunto de refinería y química entre China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) y la estatal venezolana Petróleos de Venezuela SA (Pdvsa) que se espera que esté operativo a fines del 2021, dijo el miércoles la publicación financiera china Caixin.
La construcción de la refinería con capacidad para procesar [...]

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          Putin condena cualquier intento de cambiar situación venezolana “por la fuerza”      Cache   Translate Page      

El presidente ruso, Vladímir Putin, condenó este miércoles cualquier intento de cambiar la situación en Venezuela “por la fuerza” al recibir al mandatario Nicolás Maduro, en su residencia a las afueras de Moscú.
“Por supuesto, condenamos cualquier acción que tenga una clara naturaleza terrorista, cualquier intento de cambiar la situación con ayuda de la fuerza”, dijo [...]

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          A Look at Life in Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
Richard Gamboa, dressed up as Santa Claus, walks in an alley of the slum Cota 905 during the “Santa en las calles” (Santa in the streets) event donating toys, food, and clothes in Caracas, Venezuela on December 1, 2018. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)

Richard Gamboa, dressed up as Santa Claus, walks in an alley of the slum Cota 905 during the “Santa en las calles” (Santa in the streets) event donating toys, food, and clothes in Caracas, Venezuela on December 1, 2018. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)

          2nd World of Consumer Electronics Expo (WOCEE) and the 2nd World of Safety and Security Expo (WOSAS) Happening Until Dec 8      Cache   Translate Page      

Wazzup Pilipinas!
The technology and security expo that will lead the Filipinos toward a safer future is now open!

The 2nd World of Consumer Electronics Expo (WOCEE) and the 2nd World of Safety and Security Expo (WOSAS) is now open starting December 5 and happening until December 8 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.

The simultaneous events were graced by the presence of the following VIPs (above photo): 

<L-R> Ms. Tessie Roque - WSI Director, Police Director Guillermo Eleazar - National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director, His Excellency Dr. Aman Rashid - Embassy of Pakistan, Her Excellency Capaya Rodriguez Gonzzales - Embassy of Venezuela, Mr. Joseph L. Ang - WSI Founding Chairman, USec. Ruth Castelo - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Sec. Delfin N. Lorenzana - Department of National Defense (DND), Mrs. Levi S. Ang - WSI Co-Founder and Ms. Jill Aithnie Ang - WSI Managing Director




Giving of the WOCEE WOSAS 2018 Token of Appreciation:

The WOCEE WOSAS guests of honor receiving the token of appreciation together with the WSI Executives. 



<L-R>: Arch. Francisco Flameño Jr. - WSI Executive Director, Ms. Jill Aithnie Ang - WSI Managing Director, Mr. Joseph L. Ang - WSI Founding Chairman, Usec. Ruth Castelo - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Sec. Delfin Lorenzana - Department of National Defense (DND), Director Gen. Oscar Albayalde - Philippine National Police (PNP), Mrs. Levi Ang - WSI Co-Founder and Ms. Tessie Roque - WSI Director

          Venezuela gold rush feeds a growing malaria epidemic      Cache   Translate Page      
Handsome and with neatly slicked hair, Victor Gonzales looks like he belongs more in a boy band than among the dirt-clad miners around El Callao.   Originally from Caracas, the 25-year-old made the journey to the mining town in Bolívar state with his wife five months before IRIN encountered him in August.   “You can’t […]
          Venezuela’s doctors and patients share tales of despair and dismay      Cache   Translate Page      
Maracaibo, the once-opulent heart of Venezuela’s oil industry, now resembles a ghost town.   At the entrance to University Hospital blue rubbish bags are piled high and spill out on the roadway. A dozen black cats prowl, brazenly sniffing at the trash. Neglect has potholed the road; the sprawling modernist building is missing windows and paint […]
          Venezuela: el CNE ultima detalles para las elecciones municipales del domingo      Cache   Translate Page      
CNE presentó herradura electoral para elecciones del 9-D El Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) presentó este martes la herradura electoral para las elecciones a Concejos Municipales que se realizarán el próximo 9 de diciembre para las cuales están convocados 20...

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          Uruguay: Tribunal de Conducta del Frente Amplio sanciona a Almagro por su ofensiva contra Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
Almagro realizó “la violación más flagrante” de los “principios” del FA, según el TCP En su dictamen, el Tribunal de Conducta Política (TCP) del Frente Amplio (FA) llamó a definir una sanción contra los dichos del secretario general de la Organización de...

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          Venezuela gold rush feeds a growing malaria epidemic      Cache   Translate Page      

Handsome and with neatly slicked hair, Victor Gonzales looks like he belongs more in a boy band than among the dirt-clad miners around El Callao.

 

Originally from Caracas, the 25-year-old made the journey to the mining town in Bolívar state with his wife five months before IRIN encountered him in August.

 

“You can’t live in the city anymore; there's no cash, that’s why so many people are coming to the mines. If not, they are leaving the country,” he says. But behind his meek smile, Victor is carrying a daily burden that is preventing him from working each day: malaria.

 

 

Alongside Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen, Venezuela is one of four countries worldwide that has seen an alarming increase in cases of the mosquito-borne disease.

 

The World Health Organization raised the alarm in April after a report found that cases of the malaria had jumped 69 percent in 2017 from the previous year. In October, the president of the Venezuelan Medical Federation said the number so far in 2018 was more than 650,000 – if confirmed that would represent an additional 60 percent increase on 2017, with several months still to go.

 

 

 

(Source: WHO, PAHO, Federación Médica de Venezuela)

In the Sifontes municipality, next to El Callao, the towns of Las Claritas and Tumeremo, where illegal mining thrives, have the highest number of reported cases in the country. As far back as 2013, 60 percent of Venezuela’s malaria cases were found in Sifontes.

 

Last year, the estimate for the whole country was 406,000 cases, five times higher than 2013. Now, hospitals in Caracas, which has long had a very low number of cases, are seeing a rapid increase in patients sick with the disease, and most come from mines in Bolívar state.

 

“I have already been sick for six days,” says Victor. “Because I sleep in the mine I got infected. This is the fourth time in five months I have had it.”

 

‘Survival of the fittest’

 

Away from the scant food shelves and despondent queues seen throughout many of Venezuela’s major cities, El Callao, on the country’s eastern frontier with Guyana, is booming.

 

“Here in El Callao, thank God, we don’t suffer this crisis; we are blessed with the richness of gold,” says Alberto Garcia, one of the many Venezuelans to have flocked here.

 

El Callao is Venezuela’s gold capital, and it never sleeps. Gold dealers operate a 24-hour service seven days a week and Garcia is one of them, getting in on the rush. Having arrived two years ago from the city of Valencia, he managed to get connected fast and now works as a buyer. He is one of the lucky ones.  

 

Along the side-street where Garcia works, Syrian, Israeli, and Iranian flags can be seen draped inside shop windows. “People from all over the world are here in El Callao,” says Garcia. “It’s a very profitable place.”

 

Like Garcia, dealers buy gold from local miners then sell it outside the country. Despite this operation being illegal, the transactions take place in broad daylight in front of the authorities.

 

But this thriving economy comes at a price: a conflict between the military and local mafias is raging, the mining has brought widespread environmental devastation, and the malaria epidemic is threatening to engulf the entire region. “Here in El Callao,” says Garcia, “it’s survival of the fittest.”

 

A rapid resurgence

 

Venezuela was once internationally celebrated for its robust eradication programme. The country waged a vigorous campaign in the 1930s against the virus, which was considered to be endemic.

 

Led by physician Arnoldo Gabaldón, a nationwide prevention programme using the insecticide DDT was launched throughout the 1940s. By 1955, 10 years after the programme started, the rate was lowered to one per 100,000 people, and in 1961 the WHO declared malaria eradicated from 68 percent of a malaria zone that included two thirds of the country.

 

Today, it's a different story.

 

Foreign imposed sanctions are tightening against the government of Nicolás Maduro, who still downplays the severity of the malaria problem. The means to counter the growing epidemic remain slim as money runs out and years of import controls have caused a lack of mosquito nets and other preventative equipment.

 

After years of wild spending that pumped money into Cuban-style health missions for the poor, the public healthcare system has been neglected for years and is in deep crisis.

 

Other factors that have helped malaria’s spread include the breakdown of water-pumping systems that increased breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the end of the fumigation programme, and internal migration within Venezuela to affected areas.

 

Treatment issues

 

Plasmodium vivax is the most common of the three species of the malaria-carrying parasite that circulate in the area.

 

Medicine shortages and a lack of prevention programmes have serious consequences for those infected.

 

Victor wakes up at around 5am to join the queue at the Juan German Hospital. Each day from dawn until dusk the hospital car park fills with families, couples, and single men of all ages, most of them wear their mining boots.

 

Despite the prospect of free medicine, there is no guarantee a day's wait outside the hospital will get you treatment. Medicine shortages are so acute now that self-treatment options are becoming increasingly common. Children as young as four can be seen among the miners who lie out sick across the tarmac.

 

Health workers say that even in the smaller clinics they can receive up to 200 new patients daily. Age, a delay in seeking treatment, and self-treatment prior to professional care all affect the number of the parasites in the blood.

 

Plasmodium vivax is particularly difficult to treat, as it can lie dormant in the liver for months, in some cases years. The medicine Primaquine should be taken for 14 days to treat vivax; but low supplies and unpredictable delivery leave many patients unable to complete the full treatment. Stories of patients in desperate need of cash selling their prescriptions, only to relapse a few weeks later, are also common.

 

With plasmodium falciparum – the deadliest of the three types of malaria in the area – also prevalent, dozens of people reportedly die each month in El Callao. Obtaining statistics on exact numbers is very difficult due to the reluctance to release reliable data. At Juan German Hospital on one August day, an old Cadillac serving as a mortuary vehicle came and went several times.

 

A short walk from Juan German Hospital, the medicines needed to treat malaria are easily bought on the black market along with the plastic strips used for the blood smear microscopy examinations.

 

Primaquine and Chloroquine pills taken from the hospital are sold on the black market for up to two grams of gold on the street corners. Five Venezuelan military personnel guard the hospital doors, but medicines always find a way out.

 

“Everyone knows who is profiting from the blackmarket trade here, the mafias and the army work together,” says Victor. For miners like Victor who are too sick to work and therefore to pay black market prices, it’s an agonising wait to receive medicine from the hospital.

 

Despite recent government efforts to dispel the criminal networks that have long reigned in Venezuela´s wildcat mines, little on the ground changes. Military generals lay claim to freshly captured mines and mafias are replaced with new armed groups. An effective response to the malaria epidemic seems to fall behind the long list of priorities in present-day Venezuela.

 

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          Newton's New Philharmonia Orchestra Presents Family Friendly 'Celebrations!' December 16th At First Baptist Church      Cache   Translate Page      

Embrace a vision of Sugar Plum Fairies and join Newton's New Philharmonia Orchestra for its annual holiday program of fun and family-friendly music. On Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3 p.m., the New Philharmonia Orchestra will present Celebrations!, the first family concert of the 2018-2019 season along with guest performers from the Boston Ballet School, Newton Campus and Newton's All-City Treble Singers. The performance will take place at the accessible historic First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

Associate Conductor Jorge Soto will lead the orchestra in this festive performance.

Born in Venezuela, Soto is a founding member of the Simón Bolívar National Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. He has performed with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and has guest conducted the Arkansas Youth Symphony and collaborated with the orchestras at Assumption College and Clark University.

Under the direction of principal Tamara King, students from the Boston Ballet School Newton Campus will join the New Philharmonia Orchestra, dancing to excerpts of Tchaikovsky's classic "The Nutcracker" which will also include an audience interactive element. Attendees will then experience a familiar joy of the season as Newton All City Treble Singers and the New Philharmonia will perform some of the most memorable holiday songs including "Dashing Through the Snow", "When You Believe" and legendary Boston composer Randall Thompson's "Velvet Shoes" which perfectly complements Elinor Wylie's original poem. The show will end with a truly breathtaking collaborative performance of dance, song and orchestra as all three organizations send a message of love and togetherness with "Let There Be Peace on Earth".

"Nothing sets the stage for a holiday celebration better than music, dance and song," said Adrienne Hartzell, executive director of the New Philharmonia Orchestra. "We are thrilled to be performing with the Boston Ballet School and the All City Treble Singers and spreading a bit of holiday cheer across the city of Newton. We hope everyone will take a few hours off from the holiday run and celebrate with us."

Celebrations! will be held on Sunday, December 16th at 3 P.M. in the historic First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street in Newton Centre. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at http://www.newphil.org/ or by calling the New Philharmonia at 617-527-9717.

Upcoming Performances

The New Philharmonia Orchestra is currently in the middle of the 2018 - 2019 season. The 2018-2019 New Phil Classics Series continues March 9-10, 2019 with An Evening of Brahms and on March 18-19, 2019 with American Fête. On April 28, 2019 the orchestra will host its second family concert with Quintessentially American. For more information, visit www.newphil.org

About the New Philharmonia Orchestra

The New Philharmonia Orchestra, founded in 1995, is a 75-member nonprofessional regional orchestra based in Newton. The orchestra's mission to perform "music for all" has been advanced by presenting programs of diverse repertoires of classical music for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages and experiences. The orchestra also strives to provide its nonprofessional players the opportunity to achieve a high level of ensemble performance not otherwise available.


          Un minerale creato dai microbi sulla Terra. Forse anche su Marte?      Cache   Translate Page      

L'attività metabolica di comunità complesse di microbi è coinvolta nella formazione di particolari depositi di silice opalina in Venezuela. Una scoperta interessante anche in chiave extraterrestre: rocce simili sono state osservate anche su Marte

L'articolo Un minerale creato dai microbi sulla Terra. Forse anche su Marte? sembra essere il primo su Galileo.


          Venezuela starts clearing ONGC Videsh Ltd's $449 million dues      Cache   Translate Page      
OVL Managing Director Narendra K Verma said Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) had last month shipped a cargo of crude oil to Reliance Industries and the payment it realised from it has now been given to OVL.
          Putin promete apoyo a Venezuela en su reunión con Maduro      Cache   Translate Page      

El presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, mostró su apoyo este  miércoles a su homólogo venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, quien llegó el pasado martes a Rusia en un viaje oficial para buscar una posible ayuda financiera de Moscú. “Apoyamos vuestros esfuerzos para conseguir la paz social y todas vuestras acciones en vistas a harmonizar las relaciones con la […]

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          La CIDH condena las “limitaciones de los derechos políticos” en Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Este miércoles, en la audiencia de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), el relator especial para la Libertad de Expresión, Edison Lanza, señaló que hay “limitaciones de los derechos políticos” en Venezuela. Lanza indicó que “lo que el Gobierno percibe como contrario a sus fines, es reprimido a través del derecho penal, a través […]

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          Esposa de Albán pidió a la CIDH trasladar los restos del concejal a EE UU      Cache   Translate Page      

La esposa del concejal fallecido Fernando Albán pidió ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) que interceda para que los restos sean llevados a Estados Unidos para que su familia pueda sepultarlo. Durante la audiencia que se realizó ante la CIDH, la viuda solicitó el apoyo para que el gobierno de Venezuela permita el […]

La entrada Esposa de Albán pidió a la CIDH trasladar los restos del concejal a EE UU se publicó primero en noticiaaldia.com | Noticias de Maracaibo Sucesos del Zulia.


          Arreaza: Es inmoral solicitud de sanciones contra Venezuela por parte de canciller colombiano      Cache   Translate Page      

El ministro del Poder Popular de Relaciones Exteriores, Jorge Arreaza denunció que la clase política colombiana “guarda vínculos carnales con el narcotráfico, la violencia paramilitar y viola sistemáticamente los derechos humanos de sus ciudadanos”. Ante ello, “es inmoral solicitar sanciones contra venezolanos”, sostuvo este miércoles el canciller venezolano mediante su cuenta en Twitter @jaarreaza. Arreaza […]

La entrada Arreaza: Es inmoral solicitud de sanciones contra Venezuela por parte de canciller colombiano se publicó primero en noticiaaldia.com | Noticias de Maracaibo Sucesos del Zulia.


          WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies      Cache   Translate Page      
Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas, the world at large was introduced to the newest threat from our automated, dystopian present — cheap weaponized drone technology. For Luke Fox, the […]
          Putin respalda a Maduro, quien está de visita en Moscú - Voz de América      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Habilitan a Evo Morales a postularse a cuarto mandato en medio de protestas - El Observador      Cache   Translate Page      

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