Friday 12 August 2022 (07:00 GMT)

Friday 12 August 2022 (07:00 GMT)

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WAR SITUATION IN UKRAINE – Moscow/Lviv – The Russian army is increasing the number of airstrikes against the Ukrainian lines to break the deadlock on the front line and awaits the possible arrival of reinforcements in the form of volunteer battalions.

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FIRES IN EUROPE – Madrid/Paris – Europe continues to battle a wave of wildfires, particularly intense in Spain and France, exacerbated by the heat and severe drought.

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US GOVERNMENT — Washington — The US House of Representatives, where Democrats control, is putting the Tax, Climate and Health Care Bill to a vote, an ambitious initiative by the Joe Biden administration that will set the president’s agenda for three months of general elections has advanced .

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PERU CASTILLO — Lima — Peru’s judiciary is this Friday considering two appeals filed by President Pedro Castillo’s lawyers against one of the six ongoing trials against him, alleging his right to a defense was not guaranteed and his right to the presumption of innocence was violated.

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COLOMBIA PAZ — HAVANA — Colombia’s new government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) are studying in Havana the possibility of resuming their peace talks, which have been suspended since 2018, during the visit of Colombia’s Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva to the island.

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CENTRAL AMERICA GANGS – San Salvador/Tegucigalpa – Experts are asking Spain and other European countries for solidarity with the victims of violence in El Salvador and Honduras and for understanding the complexity of the ‘Mara’ phenomenon that has developed over the years.

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TALIBAN AFGHANISTAN — Kabul — The death of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri in Kabul suddenly shattered the picture of change the Taliban have tried to project since they took power exactly a year ago, with uncertainty over whether Afghanistan will do so given the ongoing threat from the Islamic State (IS) will once again be a safe haven for terrorists.

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BELGIUM FLOWERS – Brussels – Brussels inaugurates its traditional Flower Carpet on the emblematic Grand Place, a biannual tradition celebrating its 50th anniversary and twenty-second edition this year, showcasing a design by Mexican artist Ana Rosa Aguilar Aguado for the occasion. By Laura Zornoza.

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POVERTY IN CHINA — Changsha (China) — Hunan province (center), one of China’s largest agricultural producers, wants to set an example for rural revitalization and poverty-fighting policies, a year after the country announced it had eradicated the latter became.

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COLOMBIA NOVELA – Bogotá – The assassination of popular humorist Jaime Garzón on August 13, 1999 showed the worsening of the Colombian conflict and now, 23 years after this crime that shook the country, his life and thoughts are returning with violence is a portrait of contemporary Colombia. By Jaime Ortega Carrascal

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URUGUAY MUSIC – Montevideo – A constant “challenge”. This is how the song “Mayonesa” became for the Uruguayan artist Charly Sosa, who, in an interview with the EFE agency, talks about his career, his life in the American city of Miami and revisits every memory that his greatest success brings him. By Santiago Carbone.

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USA BOOKS – Miami (USA) – Cuban writer Enrique del Risco confirms that “Our Hunger in Havana”, a book about Cuba’s biggest economic crisis, which he will present in Miami this Friday, was written so that “this story would not last in the “caricature” of the so-called Special Period of the 90s, when, according to urban myths, “people ate cats”. By Jorge I. Perez.

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