The origin of the coronavirus in the laboratory cannot be ruled out, but a natural source is more likely – 05/29/2021 – Reinaldo José Lopes

In the past few weeks, the debate over the genesis of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, has grown to a level of urgency that has not been seen since the current pandemic began. A letter published by researchers at the prestigious journal Science, as well as research under the auspices of the American government, … Read more

Belarusian resident reports year of crisis in the country, which stunned the world this week – 05/29/2021 – World

It started with the arrest of one blogger in May 2020 and derailed in May with the arrest of another. In the meantime, an internal struggle has crossed the borders of Belarus, a distant post-Soviet country, and has reached the political agenda of major Western countries. The United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and … Read more

Photos of women protesting against dictatorship in Belarus go around the world – 29/05/2021 – Worldwide

With a focus on the participation of women against the dictatorship in Belarus, a photographic exhibition that has already visited 13 countries is also being organized in Brazil – it is expected that it will be inaugurated in September, in Brasilia. Women rose to prominence in the backlash against the dictatorship in the first week … Read more

In book, Vaticanist dissects Pope’s vision for ‘rebuilding Covid rubble’ – 05/29/2021 – World

Days after the World Health Organization declared the spread of the coronavirus around the world already a pandemic, Italian Vaticanist Domenico Agasso, reporter for the newspaper La Stampa and coordinator of the Vatican Insider site, called on Pope Francis . At the other end of the line, the pontiff tried to reassure him. “Here we … Read more

Canada discovers mass grave with remains of 215 Indigenous children – 5/29/2021 – World

For decades, most Indigenous children in Canada have been abducted from their families and forcibly taken to residential schools. Many of them never returned home. Their families have received only vague explanations, if any. Now an Indigenous community in British Columbia says it has found evidence of what happened to some of its missing children: … Read more

Colombia sends army to contain protests in Cali, after 4 dead in one day – 29/05/2021 – World

President Iván Duque on Friday (28) ordered the mobilization of military troops in Cali, Colombia’s third-largest city, after violent protests that left four dead during the day, which marked a month since the start of a unprecedented social upheaval in the country. According to the president, the army will help the local police. “This mobilization … Read more

The dragon and the captain: China from the perspective of the new Brazilian nationalist right – 29/05/2021 – Latinoamérica21

Jair Bolsonaro is the first Brazilian president to criticize China since 1974, when Brazil and the People’s Republic established diplomatic relations. Beijing’s hostile vision shakes a central partnership for Brazilian foreign policy. China is Brazil’s largest trading partner, the destination for 1/3 of national exports and a major investor, particularly in electricity. Where do they … Read more

Two rabbis meet at the blackboard – basic research

By Edgard Pimentel A stroll through mathematics in the Jewish tradition * * Thinking about math (or about it) is natural. As a result, several societies have dedicated themselves to the subject over time. For example, the contributions and advances made by the Greeks in Arabic mathematics are diverse. There are also the achievements of … Read more