Tokyo 2020 denies Hiroshima’s minute of silence – 03/08/2021 – Nelson de Sá

Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported that the International Olympic Committee had denied the mayor’s and Hiroshima survivors’ request for a minute’s silence during the Games. It would be at 8:15 am this Friday (6), anniversary of the “Attack on the United States”. The refusal was informed by the Tokyo Olympic Games Organizing Committee, the IOC … Read more

The real threat is that spy tools like Pegasus will become a political routine – 3/8/2021 – Ian Bremmer

An Israeli company called NSO Group has created spyware called Pegasus that gives its users the extraordinary ability to monitor and steal secrets from anyone who owns a smartphone. NSO Investigation Reports and Publicity Materials Reveal Pegasus Can Listen to Phone Calls and Voicemail Messages, Track Device Owner’s Current Location and Movements, Steal Passwords, and … Read more

After 10 days of power failure, CNPq re-establishes partial access to the Lattes platform – 03/08/2021 – Science

After ten days of power failure, the Jair Bolsonaro government restored partial access to the Lattes platform on Tuesday evening (3). It is now available to view researchers’ résumés, but the functioning of the system has not yet returned to normal. It is currently not possible to update the resumes, but the possibility of printing … Read more

In retreat, Biden administration maintains Trump’s measure to deport migrants – 03/08/2021 – World

More than six months after taking office as US president, Joe Biden continues to use a measure by Donald Trump’s administration to deport migrants during the coronavirus pandemic, despite promises to overturn the rules adopted by his predecessor. The end of the so-called “Title 42” was even more distant with the renewal of the measure … Read more

Brazilians ‘recycle’ former Portuguese nationality to guarantee children’s passports – 03/08/2021 – World

Grandchildren of Portuguese who applied for Portuguese nationality before July 2017 can apply for some sort of retraining of their nationality. The main attraction of the update is the possibility of passing the Portuguese passport also to your children and grandchildren. The right to citizenship in the European country has been guaranteed to the grandchildren … Read more

Lula advises Nicaraguan dictator Ortega not to “give up democracy” – 08/03/2021 – World

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva advised Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega not to give up democracy, in a Mexican television interview last week. This is the first time that Lula has taken a stand against the dictatorship in Nicaragua, where the Ortega government has arrested 7 presidential candidates and 24 other members of the … Read more

Portuguese wine inspired by space costs R $ 6,200 and has already sold several bottles in Brazil – Ora Pois

Recently launched, the Portuguese wine Jupiter is the first in a collection inspired by space. Each bottle of the drink has a starting price of 1,000 euros (around R $ 6,200) and, according to the producers, several of the 600 units released have been sold to customers in Brazil. “We have received huge orders from … Read more