Afghan translators working for the US fear they will be left at the mercy of the Taliban – 21/06/2021 – world

Agha was 22 when he decided in 2010 to work for the United States. American soldiers had invaded their country, Afghanistan, and needed translators to communicate with the local population. Agha knew the risk: the Taliban terrorist organization chased people like him, calling them traitors. But he believed in his employer’s promise: once his job … Read more

United States announces 14 million additional Covid vaccines for Brazil and other Latin American countries – 21/06/2021 – Worldwide

The US government announced on Monday (21) the dispatch of more than 14 million doses of vaccine against Covid-19 to Brazil and other countries in Latin America. The sharing will be done, again, via Covax, an initiative linked to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the distribution of vaccines in developing countries. The new doses … Read more

US, Europe, UK and Canada lift sanctions to ‘dry up’ and ‘crush’ Belarus – 6/21/2021 – World

The European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada have made coordinated announcements of new sanctions against the Belarusian dictatorship, to increase the pressure against “the repressive practices of President Alexander Lukashenko against his own people”. “We want to financially drain the Lukashenko regime,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wrote on social media … Read more

Nicaraguan dictatorship arrests 5th opposition candidate in 3 weeks – 21/06/2021 – world

Amid the political persecution promoted by Daniel Ortega’s government, Nicaraguan police arrested another pre-presidential candidate. Journalist Miguel Mora, 57, was arrested this Sunday evening (20). According to the police authorities, Mora was arrested for “having committed acts undermining the independence, sovereignty and self-determination of the country”, as well as “for inciting foreign interference in internal … Read more

UFPB signs agreement with university accused of repression in Belarus – 21/06/2021 – world

In the same week that 12 university students and a professor were on trial in Belarus for participating in peaceful protests against the dictatorship – something that Alexander Lukashenko’s regime turned into a crime – the Federal University of Paraíba took over. announced a cooperation agreement with Belarus. State University (BSU), accused of cracking down … Read more

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper nears end after China crackdown – 21/06/2021 – world

After seeing its headquarters invaded by more than 500 police officers in an operation under the pretext of defending national security in Hong Kong, the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily could end its activities this week. According to an internal statement to which the Reuters news agency had access, the newspaper’s editorial board is expected to … Read more

In gesture of reconciliation, the Spanish government announces pardon to Catalan separatists – 21/06/2021 – world

In the name of reconciliation, the Spanish government will pardon the nine Catalan separatist leaders arrested for attempted secession in 2017, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Monday (21) in Barcelona. “Tomorrow [terça], in the constitutional spirit of concord, I will propose to the Council of Ministers to grant pardon to the condemned, and in … Read more