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.
- A more muscular NATO emerges in Madrid with the West facing Russia and China. The New York Times notes that in the face of a newly aggressive Russia, NATO leaders on Wednesday outlined a vigorous new vision that names Moscow as the military alliance’s main adversary but also, for the first time, declares China to be a strategic challenge. It was a fundamental change for an alliance that was born in the Cold War but came to see post-Soviet Russia as a potential ally and did not focus on China at all. But that was before February 24, when Russian forces crossed the border into Ukraine and Chinese leaders deliberately did not join in the worldwide condemnation that followed. “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 issued during their summit in Madrid.
- Due to the lack of diesel, the Mesa de Enlace launched a national farm strike for July 13 in Argentina. After a meeting with representatives of the agribusiness, the union entities of the field called for a total cessation of the commercialization of products for that day and released a joint document. In addition, there will be mobilizations in the interior of the country: the directors of the Table announced the holding of a Federal Demand Day to demand from the political authorities and legislators of all political parties an urgent solution to the lack of diesel and fertilizer that they put in national production is at risk. The measure was announced at a press conference this afternoon in the city of Buenos Aires by the heads of the Argentine Rural Confederations, Jorge Chemes; of Coninagro, Elbio Laucirica; from the Argentine Agrarian Federation, Carlos Achetoni; and from the Argentine Rural Society, Nicolás Pino.
- A commission of the Peruvian congress recommends impeaching President Pedro Castillo constitutionally. The working group chaired by congressman Héctor Ventura also files a constitutional accusation against the former fugitive minister, Juan Silva, for the alleged crime of criminal organization: in the final report of the Congressional Oversight and Comptrollership Commission, it is recommended constitutionally charge President Pedro Castillo for allegedly incurring in the crime of criminal organization, incompatible negotiation and improper use of office. This, as part of the Puente Tarata case. Among the conclusions of this working group, chaired by congressman Héctor Ventura, it is highlighted that the president Pedro Castillo, the former secretary general of the Presidential Office, Bruno Pacheco, the former minister Juan Silva and the businessmen Zamir Villaverde and Karelim López “were related to coordinate the routing of the results” of the tenders of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).
- The dialogue between Conaie and the government of Ecuador, now in the hands of the Church. Minister Francisco Jiménez announced the resumption of the dialogue and indicated, at a press conference, that the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference will lead the mediations: “In order to restore tranquility to the Ecuadorian people, we have decided to accept the mediation process that now it is going to promote the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference”, said the minister. The official added that the process began at the request of the three organizations in conflict, Conaie, Fenocin and Feine. In this context, it was clarified that the new mediator will be the one to define the methodology, the actors, the representatives and the topics to be discussed “for a definitive solution in this conflict that has kept the country going for 17 days.” The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (Confeniae), communicated that they will remain firm and in resistance and called to reinforce the demonstrations in each of the territories as well as massive marches in each of the provinces and in the capital.
- The Venezuelan opposition calls primaries to choose a new leader in 2023. The executive secretary of the opposition’s Unitary Platform, Omar Barboza, has announced the call for primary elections to choose the candidate who will compete in the presidential elections next year. 2024. The coalition of 30 parties, which supports the interim president Juan Guaidó, invited all Venezuelans to participate in the construction of the internal elections for which they will activate a web page called www.primariaunidad2023.com on July 1. “This effort, as we have said before, belongs to everyone and for everyone, therefore we invite Venezuelans to participate in the construction of the 2023 Primary and from July 1 we make the website available so that they can contribute their ideas, proposals or observations,” said Barboza during the reading of the statement presented to the media.
- Salah Abdeslam, sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2015 Paris attacks. Salah Abdeslam was sentenced to irreducible life imprisonment on Wednesday. Sentences ranging from four years, including one year to life imprisonment, were handed down against the nineteen other defendants: “The specially composed criminal court sentences the defendant Salah Abdeslam to (…) life imprisonment and decides that none of the measures listed in article 132-23 of the criminal code can be granted to the convicted person.” The jihadist attacks of November 13, 2015 caused 130 deaths and hundreds of injuries in the French capital. The judges have found 19 of them guilty of all the charges for which they were accused, including Salah Abdeslam, the only survivor of the commandos that carried out the massacres in the Bataclan showroom, in various terraces of Paris and in the Stade de France of Saint Denis. The room has also sentenced another of the main defendants, Mohammed Abrini, to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 22 years.