Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Madrid, Jan 12 (EFE) .-

.- London (UK) .- In the midst of the worst moment of the pandemic, as recognized by health authorities, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears before Parliament to explain his plans to ensure compliance with restrictions in the whole country.

.- Mexico City.- Mexico City faces the crudest moment of the pandemic almost a year after the start of the pandemic with saturated hospitals, long lines to stock up on oxygen, a collapsed public transport system and a business sector on the brink of bankruptcy.

.- Washington (USA) .- The US House of Representatives could vote this Wednesday on a new ?? impeachment ?? on President Trump on the charge of incitement to violence.

.- Lima (Peru) .- Doctors on strike and collapsed ICUs is the outlook for the start of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic in Peru, one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus last year, which is impatiently waiting for that its first batch of vaccines arrives from China, still with an uncertain date.

.- Brussels (Belgium) .- Several European commissioners and directors of the Pfizer, BioNTech, CureVac and Moderna laboratories debate this Wednesday about the European Health Union, a few days after the EU holds a new coordination summit against the pandemic.

.- Jakarta (Indonesia) .- Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, begins its vaccination campaign against covid-19, which will challenge this archipelago of some 7,000 islands and numerous remote areas.

.- Brussels (Belgium) – Researchers from the Rega Institute of the University of Leuven (Belgium) are working on a possible vaccine against covid-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which would protect for life with a single dose and in which Spanish scientist Lorena Sánchez Felipe participated in the design.

.- New York (USA) .- They open 24-hour vaccination centers to speed up the fight against covid 19.

.- Geneva (Switzerland) .- The NGO Human Rights Watch, an international benchmark in the defense of human rights, presents its annual report on the situation in the world.

.-Tunisia.- Ten years after the flight to Saudi Arabia of the Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the disappointment of a democratic transition that is not advancing at the rate that many expected makes more and more citizens let themselves be carried away by the popular proverb from “all past times were better.”

.- Santiago de Chile.- Chile is at the forefront of neuro-rights in the world as it is the first country that is close to passing a law to face the risks of neurotechnology, an initiative that academics and technology companies look at with a magnifying glass of all the world.

.- Geneva (Switzerland) .- The International Labor Organization (ILO) publishes an analysis in which it reflects on the conditions of teleworking in the context of the pandemic and examines the situation of millions of people who already worked from their homes before covid-19.

.- San Salvador.- It is 20 years since the earthquake of January 13, 2001 of magnitude 7.7 that left 944 dead.

.- Buenos Aires (Argentina) .- Native forests, grasslands and wetlands are an essential tool for the absorption of greenhouse gases. However, thousands of hectares are destroyed on the planet every day: in Argentina, that surface is equivalent to between 20 and 40 soccer fields per hour. By Julieta Barrera.

.-Puntarenas (Costa Rica) .- An artificial reef project seeks to contribute to the recovery of marine ecosystems in the Pacific of Costa Rica.

.- Madrid (Spain) – Film director and psychotherapist now retired, British Paul Morrison (London, 1944) argues that the need to establish new relationships of love and intimacy does not disappear over the years, a theme that he addresses in his latest film , “23 rides”, which will hit theaters next Friday.

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