After Macron requires proof of vaccination to go to bars, 1.7 million French people rush to get vaccinated – 07/13/2021 – World

The announcement by French President Emmanuel Macron, Monday (12), that a health pass will be mandatory to attend cultural and leisure places has generated a vaccine race in the European country. According to the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, this Tuesday (13) 792,339 French people received a dose of the agent immunizing against Covid-19, a … Read more

Biden attacks laws restricting access to vote in harsh speech in cradle of American democracy – 7/13/2021 – World

In a harsh and passionate speech in the Cradle of American Democracy on Tuesday (13), United States President Joe Biden called the proposals to restrict voting access a threat to the country and called on Americans to unite to protect the electoral system. “There is an attack underway in the United States today, an attempt … Read more

A door has opened in Cuba, and it will no longer close, according to an artist from the San Isidro movement – 07/13/2021 – World

Journalist and writer Carlos Manuel Álvarez, 32, has been in exile in New York since the start of the year. Persecuted by the Cuban regime for participating in the San Isidro movement, identified as a threat by the island’s dictatorship leader Miguel Díaz-Canel, he told Folha he was euphoric and worried about the protests that … Read more

The pandemic brings back “another scourge” in Latin America, hunger – 07/13/2021 – Nelson de Sá

In the German FAZ (photo below), São Paulo-based Latin America correspondent Tjerk Brühwiller reports on Paraisópolis’ successful efforts to contain Covid-19, but highlights how this and other Brazilian favelas were “hit hard by the economic consequences”: “Maria das Graças Viana, 41, has lived in Paraisópolis for a quarter of a century. She is a single … Read more

24-year-old Brazilian gunned down in tourist district of Lisbon – 13/07/2021 – world

Brazilian Luiz Henrique Froede, 24, has died after being shot in Alfama, one of Lisbon’s most touristic areas. The Portuguese judicial police are investigating the case, but have not yet commented on the progress of the investigation. Froede was hit around 12:50 a.m. last Thursday (8). Born in Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, he had lived … Read more

Richard Branson is an astronaut with an asterisk? A brief history of the line that delimits the boundary of space – Sidereal Messenger

With the argument between Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos about who got into space first, a new phase of discussion begins: Where is the limit of space and who actually crossed it? This will surely be the trump card of Blue Origin’s flight with its New Shepard capsule on the next 20. The Bezos system, … Read more

Lula attacks US, says there were no soldiers in Cuba with one knee on black man in action – 07/13/2021 – World

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Tuesday resorted to police violence against blacks in the United States to defend the legitimacy of the Cuban government, the target of protests since Sunday (11). “You haven’t seen any soldier in Cuba with his knee on the neck of a black man, kill him,” the former … Read more