Hi Folks. 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.
- The Kremlin suspends foreign payments for the first time since the Russian Revolution. El País points out that the last time the country had stopped paying its foreign debts was during the Russian Revolution, when the Bolsheviks refused to recognize the tsar’s obligations in 1918. More than a hundred years and the collapse of the After the Soviet Union, the government of Vladimir Putin has incurred in a new suspension of payments that is more symbolic than effective, since the nation had already been marginalized by a large part of the international financial markets since the offensive on Ukraine began and, with it, a 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, according to the US agency Bloomberg. “The Stock Exchanges find themselves in a unique scenario where the debtor in suspension of payments has the will and the resources to pay, but he cannot,” stressed the media.
- Russia bombs downtown kyiv as world leaders meet in Germany. ABC says there is at least one dead and six injured, four of them hospitalized, including a 7-year-old girl and her mother: kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, had not been bombed for a long time, but early Sunday morning, hours Before the start of the G-7 summit at Elmau Castle in Bavaria, the Russian army fired several missiles at the main Ukrainian city. The projectiles hit a multi-story apartment building in the Shevchenkovski neighborhood and a nursery school, according to the city’s mayor, Vitali Klichkó. There is at least one dead and six injured, four of them hospitalized, although the balance of victims could be higher as the affected area has not yet been cleared. The impacts caused a strong fire.
- The decision of the Supreme Court on abortion in the United States unleashes the fight between those who are in favor and those who are against. The New York Times highlights that the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe vs. Wade has unleashed a flurry of activity on both sides of the anti-abortion fight, with anti-abortion forces vowing to push for near-total bans in every state in the nation, and abortion groups insisting they will take to the streets, to fight back in the courts and pressure the Biden administration to do more to protect abortion rights. The court said its Friday ruling was necessary because of what it called a half-century of bitter national controversy sparked by Roe, but its decision sparked more immediate and widespread rancor and mobilization than the original ruling, and guaranteed pitched battles and a split. amazing from now on.
- Ecuadorian Congress suspends session that analyzes request for removal of Guillermo Lasso. Expreso highlights that the continuation of the 782nd session of the National Assembly, which plans to follow the request for the impeachment of President Guillermo Lasso, began at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, via telematics, but was suspended for the second time. At 11:00 p.m.: 27, Virgilio Saquicela suspended the session and announced that they would be summoned for Tuesday, June 28, to continue the debate. In addition, he included that at the reinstatement, the Ministers of Defense and the Interior, Luis Lara and Francisco Jiménez, respectively, would be present. For Sunday’s session, 44 legislators registered and took the floor either to support or reject the claims of Correismo. On the other hand, President Lasso announced that he has decided to lower the price of Extra and Ecopaís gasoline by 10 cents, and Diesel by 10 cents per gallon, and that $226 million a year will be allocated to that subsidy. He also referred to the events that the country has suffered, describing them as “sabotage” and announced that none of these crimes will go unpunished and all those who have perpetrated them will be immediately brought to justice.
- The Argentine government received two alerts about the Venezuelan-Iranian plane before it landed in Argentina. Clarín highlights that there was an alert from the AFI delegate in Paraguay to the Central Intelligence in which he reported on a suspicious plane in the region. And then President Alberto Fernández himself received data from the aircraft: the alerts highlighted that links to Islamic terrorism could be found among its mixed crew, between Persians and Caribbeans. One of those announcements was heard in person by President Alberto Fernández himself when he was leading the Argentine delegation that participated in the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
- Alarm in Beijing after announcement of zero-Covid policy may last five years. The Guardian says a Communist Party official has published a notice saying mandatory mass testing and travel restrictions will continue: Beijing authorities have raised confusion and alarm after announcing that the strict zero covid policy could be in place for the next few months. next five years, including mandatory mass testing and travel restrictions. The notice, published today, was attributed to Cai Qi, the secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. The original text read: “In the next five years, Beijing will tirelessly grasp the normalization of epidemic prevention and control.” The notice was first published by the Beijing Daily and republished by other state media outlets. It was widely shared on social media, but the reference to “five years” was soon removed from most online posts and a related hashtag was removed from Weibo.