Friday 12 August 2022 (14:00 GMT)

Friday 12 August 2022 (14:00 GMT)

This content was published on August 12, 2022 – 2:00 p.m. August 12, 2022 – 2:00 p.m

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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USA-CONGRESS — Washington — The US House of Representatives, in which Democrats hold a majority, is putting the Tax, Climate and Health Care Bills to a vote, an ambitious initiative by the Joe Biden administration that will extend the president’s agenda for three months of general elections has advanced .

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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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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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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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UKRAINE WAR — Lviv, Ukraine — A display of destroyed Russian weapons in Lviv inspires optimism about the chances of victory among its residents, who are concerned about the slow pace of arrival of Western weapons. By Rostyslav Averchuk (photo) (video)

CENTRAL AMERICA GANGS – San Salvador/Tegucigalpa – Experts ask for solidarity with victims of gangs and for understanding of the phenomenon.

AFGHANISTAN TALIBANES – Kabul – Uncertainty about the Taliban terrorist presence in Afghanistan.

POVERTY IN CHINA – Changsha (China) – Rural Hunan: Year 1 since the eradication of extreme poverty in China.

COLOMBIA NOVELA – Bogotá – The life and ideas of murdered Jaime Garzón return in the form of a graphic novel.

URUGUAY MUSIC – Montevideo – “Mayonesa”, Charly Sosa’s constant challenge.

USA BOOKS – Miami (USA) – Testimonial book tries that the hunger of the 90s in Cuba is not a caricature.


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