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Twitter sues Elon Musk / NASA reveals stunning images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Twitter sued Elon Musk for abandoning the attempted buyout of the social network, calling the billionaire's departure "a model of hypocrisy," and launching what is likely to become one of the most contentious business lawsuits in recent history. For other hands in the United States, Hispanics are upset with the first lady, Jill Biden, who in a speech in the Texas town of San Antonio to collaborate with the White House in its campaign to seduce the Spanish-speaking community, a traditional Democratic voter in the United States States, he said when referring to the "unique" character of the so-called 'Hispanic', which are "like breakfast with tacos here in San Antonio." "We are not tacos," said the Hispanic journalists' union and advised him to "take some time" to understand the diversity of that community. Argentine agriculture is going on strike today for 24 hours, in protest against tax pressure and lack of fuel. The measure contemplates a cessation of the commercialization of agricultural products - grains and livestock - for 24 hours. And there will be demonstrations at different points, but without roadblocks. On the war in Ukraine, representatives of the Ukrainian government will meet with Russia for grain export talks in Istanbul, after months of talks that have made little headway. On the other hand, Russia risks angering allies like Venezuela and Iran by seeking buyers for its oil. Sri Lanka declares state of emergency as president leaves country: Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on a military plane hours before his resignation on Wednesday. And more pictures from the James Webb Space Telescope were released by NASA and they are a cosmic spectacle: colliding galaxies, a dying star shedding layer by layer, a glorious stellar nursery, and the interesting signs of water vapor and clouds on a planet. giant orbiting a distant star.

NATO warns of Russian-Chinese alliance / Salah Abdeslam accused of the attacks in Paris was sentenced to life imprisonment

The NATO summit in Madrid was reinforced and with a clear intention: to face the threat that Russia and China represent for the West. "The deepening strategic partnership between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation and their attempts to reinforce each other to undermine the rules-based international order run counter to our values ​​and interests," NATO leaders said in a new statement. mission statement. In Argentina and due to the lack of gasoil (diesel), the Mesa de Enlace launched a national farm strike for July 13, to demand from the political authorities and legislators of all political parties an urgent solution to the lack of gasoil and fertilizer that put national production at risk. In Peru, a commission of the Peruvian congress recommends constitutionally accusing President Pedro Castillo for allegedly incurring in the crime of criminal organization, incompatible negotiation and improper use of office in the Puente Tarata case. In Ecuador, the dialogue between the protesters and the government will resume, this time with the mediation of the Church. And Salah Abdeslam, one of the main defendants in the 2015 Paris attacks, was sentenced to irreducible life imprisonment. Abdeslam is the only survivor of the commandos that carried out the massacres in the Bataclan concert hall, on various terraces in Paris and in the Stade de France in Saint Denis.

Sweden and Finland will join NATO / Scotland asks for a new referendum / Lasso overcomes the attempt to dismiss him

In Europe, the NATO Summit in Madrid began with two announcements: Turkey lifts the veto on the candidatures of Sweden and Finland for their entry and US President Joe Biden said that his country will increase its military deployment in Europe. On the other hand, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will coordinate in the face of a potential large blackout, in view of the possible cut in Russian gas supply. These countries have signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the electricity sector, committing themselves to mutual assistance in case of need. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has put herself on a collision course with Downing Street by asking the high court to rule on the legality of holding a new referendum on Scottish independence without permission from the British government. And it is dated: October 19, 2023. The Ecuadorian president, Guillermo Lasso, will continue in the presidency when Correismo's strategy of removing him from power was defeated: yesterday in Congress the request to remove Lasso was voted and after more than After six hours of debate on the third day of the session on the issue, he only got 80 votes (of the 92 that were needed), so the first thing Lasso did was announce the break in dialogue with the promoters of the national strike. In Argentina, the announcement of more controls to access dollars for imports has not only generated concern among businessmen but has also boosted the blue (free) dollar and increased country risk levels.

At Least 46 Migrants Found Dead in US/ Bachelet accuses human rights violations in Venezuela / Government and indigenous people open dialogue in Ecuador

In the United States, they find at least 46 dead migrants in a trailer in San Antonio (Texas). In Ukraine, a Russian attack on a shopping mall packed with civilians has left at least 18 dead. In Colombia, the president-elect, Gustavo Petro, adds support and is achieving a majority in Congress: in addition to a conservative sector, the U party confirmed that it will not oppose the incoming government. It only remains to be seen what position the Democratic Center (Alvaro Uribe's party) will take against Petro. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, echoed the conclusions of a new report in which she denounces that the government of Chavista Nicolás Maduro continues with torture, arbitrary executions and persecution of the opposition in Venezuela . In Argentina, after the announcement of greater restrictions on imports, the exchange gap widened to 86%, bonds fell to 7% and the country risk increased. Finally, the Ecuadorian government and the promoters of the national strike that is already 16 days old met and in this first meeting the main issue was fuel: Conaie, the indigenous confederation, demanded that the continuity of the dialogue be subject to the elimination of three Decrees issued by President Guillermo Lasso (Decrees 95, 151 and 462) that are vital to maintain the government's economic plan and finances and deal with Ecuadorian hydrocarbon policy.

Russia falls into involuntary cessation of payments / Suspense continues over the future of PdTE. Ecuadorian

The government of Vladimir Putin has incurred in a suspension of payments, which is more symbolic than effective, since Russia has been marginalized by a large part of the international financial markets since the offensive on Ukraine began and, with it, an avalanche of sanctions. This Sunday ended the grace period of some bonds that the Kremlin has not been able to return due to the restrictions to operate with dollars and euros that have gripped the nation for four months. The Congress of Ecuador suspended yesterday around midnight the session where it decided on the dismissal of President Guillermo Lasso, a proposal promoted by Correismo and that aims to placate the crisis that country has been experiencing for two weeks due to the national strike called by indigenous leaders. Meanwhile, Lasso announced the reduction in the price of gasoline by 10 cents, and diesel by 10 cents per gallon, and said that $226 million a year will be allocated to this subsidy, one of the measures demanded by the protesters to end the strike. He also said that the acts of violence that have occurred in the country will not go unpunished. And authorities in Beijing have caused confusion and alarm after announcing that the strict zero covid policy could be in force for the next five years.

Ecuadorian Congress debates removal of Lasso / How Roe fell / Russia advances in eastern Ukraine

Gathered virtually, the National Assembly of Ecuador postponed until today the decision on whether to agree to discuss the removal of right-wing president Guillermo Lasso, who faces an accusation from the left-wing caucus associated with former president Rafael Correa and indigenist mobilizations since two weeks. Lasso charged that what the opposition is seeking is to "overthrow the government" and defended its management, even lifting the state of emergency, in a concession to the protesters' demands. In the United States, how the Supreme Court overturned the ruling that allowed abortion in 1973 is still being discussed. And The New York Times has an answer: according to the newspaper, it all started in 2010, when the Republicans took control of numerous state legislatures. and began to restrict abortion. It was, above all, a political movement, assures the progressive newspaper. kyiv is under Russian bombardment, in a day that has been dark for the Ukrainian forces. They had to withdraw from Severodonetsk, a painful defeat at a key point in eastern Ukrainian territory, and an important victory for the invading troops.

Repeal ruling that allows abortion throughout the US / Lasso denounces attempted coup in Ecuador

1973 ruling that allowed abortion throughout the country. Demonstrations of support and rejection of the measure were immediately registered, through which the decision to allow abortion or not is now rooted in the legislatures of each state of the Union. The majority of six judges based their decision on the fact that abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution or in legal jurisprudence, while the liberal dissidence of three judges affirmed that with this the Court acts in a manner inconsistent with what it ruled in 1973 and reaffirmed in 1992. In Ecuador, President Guillermo Lasso denounced that the forces that promote the demonstrations that have shaken the country for almost two weeks are seeking to remove him from power through a coup d'état behind which the forces that support to former President Rafael Correa. In Peru, the government is accused of trying to restrict freedom of information by promoting a project that does not allow reporting on ongoing judicial investigations until the oral trial takes place. And 18 African migrants died trying to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla, generating a stampede that trampled fatalities.

Protesters try to storm Congress in Quito/ EU accepts Ukraine’s candidacy/ Supreme Court endorses carrying weapons in the US

It marks 11 days of national strike in Ecuador and the violence continues: protesters try to break into Congress, in the heart of Quito. On the other hand, the government of Guillermo Lasso is opening the possibility of a dialogue with the protesters, grouped in Conaie, an indigenous association that is leading the protest. With this attempt, Lasso wants the violence to cease and the roads to be cleared to allow transit and supplies. In Argentina, more about the mysterious Venezuelan-Iranian plane: it is now known that the plane actually belongs to an Iranian company and not to a Venezuelan company. The most serious thing is that it belongs to Qeshm Fars Air, a company included in the black list of terrorists in the United States. In the United States, the Supreme Court annulled the law that limits the presence of weapons in public, a controversial decision that comes just after the Senate has initiated the process of the first law to cut the rights of gun owners in 27 years. The European Union gives the greatest show of support for Ukraine by endorsing its candidacy for the community bloc. The gesture is loaded with symbolism towards a State broken by war since the invasion orchestrated by Russia 120 days ago, and is the starting signal for a very long and complex process to become a full member of the Union family. Meanwhile, the annual summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opens the door for Putin's return to the international stage. And The Economist talks this week about how to solve the growing and worst global energy emergency in the last 50 years without destroying the environment.

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