Shameful end, says NYT on fall of Kabul; abject failure, known as WP – 08/15/2021 – Nelson de Sá

Even the headlines about the “collapse” of the Afghan government in the New York Times and the “Americans cornered” in Kabul on Fox News, US coverage spread to Sunday with adjectives piling up in the headlines. The NYT projected in the morning the infamous “despicable end” of two decades of occupation. The Washington Post was … Read more

Pro-democracy movement that took millions to the streets of Hong Kong announces its dissolution – 08/15/2021 – world

One of the movements behind the massive pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in 2019 announced its disbandment on Sunday (15). CHRF (acronym for Civil Human Rights Front) said it faced “unprecedented challenges”. The group was founded in 2002 to advocate non-violence and has given rise to numerous protests in Hong Kong to advance human rights. … Read more

Director of newspaper critical of Ortega regime arrested in Nicaragua – 08/15/2021 – world

The director of the Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa, Juan Lorenzo Holmann, was arrested on Saturday (14) after an operation against the publication, linked to allegations of money laundering, and amid a wave of arrests of opponents of the Daniel Ortega’s diet. In the early hours of Saturday, after 19 hours of occupation, “Holmann was taken … Read more

‘Teachers say goodbye to students’: women’s angst over Taliban return to Afghanistan – 15/08/2021 – World

As the Taliban surround the capital Kabul and are on the verge of regaining full control of Afghanistan, a combination of angst and fear spreads among civilians, especially women. Former United Nations Youth Ambassador Aisha Khurram shared a tweet about the situation at Kabul University this Sunday morning (15) – Sunday is a working day … Read more

Haiti calculates losses after the earthquake and fears the arrival of storm Grace – 08/15/2021 – World

A day after the earthquake that left at least 304 dead and 1,800 injured in Haiti, local authorities are calculating the damage caused and are on alert for the possible impacts of Tropical Storm Grace, which is expected to arrive in the Caribbean country early of the week. Saturday (14), after making public the first … Read more

Taliban take Kabul, return to power in Afghanistan after 20 years – 08/15/2021 – World

The Taliban, a group that has become synonymous with fundamentalist Islamic radicalism, returned to power in Afghanistan after 20 years. Its troops entered Kabul for the first time since October 13, 2001, when they had to withdraw from the capital as American and British bombs cleared the way for opposing forces of the so-called Northern … Read more