Institutional crisis caused by Bukele reflects the atrophy of democracy in El Salvador – 05/06/2021 – Worldwide

Last Monday (3), the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, met with foreign ambassadors to try to explain what is happening in the country. Two days earlier, at the opening of the new Congress, now controlled by the Salvadoran leader, five judges who make up the Constitutional Court and the Attorney General were dismissed by … Read more

Uncontrolled Covid among rural workers exposes exploitation of immigrants in Portugal – 05/06/2021 – Worldwide

With Covid-19 cases and deaths at the lowest level in months – in the past two weeks there have been three days without deaths – Portugal has the pandemic under control across the country. The main exception is little Odemira, in Alentejo, where the new coronavirus has thrived amid the poor hygienic conditions immigrant workers … Read more

‘A country where police kill frequently and with impunity’, describes NYT – 05/06/2021 – Nelson de Sá

The police raid or surprise attack, “raid”, according to English statements, hit one of the main vehicles overseas within hours. In the New York Times appeal, “police raid kills at least 25”. Featured in the report (image below): “In a state and a country where the police kill frequently and with complete impunity, the results … Read more

Asked about Bolsonaro’s speech, China condemns ‘politicization of virus’

In the aftermath of President Jair Bolsonaro (non-party) returning to attack China by suggesting that Covid-19 is part of the Asian country’s biological warfare strategy, Beijing said on Thursday (6) that it was opposed to “any attempt to politicize and stigmatize the virus. “. The statement was made by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin … Read more

SpaceX Starship Rocket lands successfully after four failed attempts

SpaceX successfully landed its Starship rocket on Wednesday (5) on its fifth attempt – the last four attempts resulted in explosions. The successful test flight was a great victory for Elon Musk’s company. “Landing of nominal ship,” he tweeted. Nominal means normal in relation to space flights. The test wasn’t entirely perfect, however, as there … Read more

Who is Yair Lapid, the possible next prime minister of Israel? – 06/05/2021 – World

Yair Lapid, the centrist politician and former media celebrity whose party came second in Israel’s March elections, had vowed to turn down the prime minister’s post if that was the price to pay for forming a coalition that could alienate the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power. This unusual display of political humility was not … Read more