Biden adviser says he trusts Brazilian institutions, there is no evidence of election fraud – 08/09/2021 – World

Amid threats from President Jair Bolsonaro against next year’s presidential election, a senior White House official said on Monday (9) that Joe Biden’s administration trusted Brazilian institutions to organize “freely and fairly “and that there was no sign of fraud in past electoral disputes. . He also stressed that it is important not to undermine … Read more

Clinics in Bolivia ‘kidnap’ corpses of Covid victims as family members fail to foot the bill – 08/09/2021 – World

With less than 500 intensive care beds for around 11 million inhabitants, the Bolivian health system was already at its limits before the Covid-19. But the pandemic has made matters worse, exacerbating the lack of drugs, specialists and vacant positions in public hospitals. Desperate, some families end up opting for the private system, with the … Read more

One year after elections in Belarus, US, UK and Canada extend sanctions – 08/09/2021 – World

A year after a presidential election was deemed rigged in Belarus, dictator Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday (9) that he was legitimately elected and attacked “the West” for trying to overthrow him. On the same day, the United States, United Kingdom and Canada joined the European Union and extended sanctions to the eastern European country, … Read more

Monument in homage to navigation, Padrão do Descobrimento is vandalized in Lisbon – 08/09/2021 – World

One of Lisbon’s main tourist attractions, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos – which exalts figures from the days of navigation and the start of Portuguese colonization – was vandalized last Sunday (8). One side of the monument has been graffiti with misspelled English inscriptions which read: “Sailing blindly for money, mankind is drowning in a scarlet … Read more