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Caption,

The teenager, who comes from a family of pilots, began training when she was 14 years old.

A teenage pilot became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world after a five-month challenge.

Zara Rutherford, 19, landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport in Belgium two months later than expected due to bad weather.

During the trip he was a month trapped in Nome, Alaska, and 41 days in Russia.

Upon her return to Belgium, she was welcomed by her family, journalists and her supporters.

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The teenager, who comes from a family of pilots, began training when she was 14 years old.

A teenage pilot became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world after a five-month challenge.

Zara Rutherford, 19, landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport in Belgium two months later than expected due to bad weather.

During the trip he was a month trapped in Nome, Alaska, and 41 days in Russia.

Upon her return to Belgium, she was welcomed by her family, journalists and her supporters.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1642735417) } [1]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(64) "Joe Biden caught up with Covid-19, a year after his inauguration" ["link"]=> string(97) "https://movs.world/international/joe-biden-caught-up-with-covid-19-a-year-after-his-inauguration/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:19:23 +0000" ["category"]=> string(50) "InternationalBidencaughtCovid19inaugurationJoeyear" ["guid"]=> string(97) "https://movs.world/international/joe-biden-caught-up-with-covid-19-a-year-after-his-inauguration/" ["description"]=> string(636) "On January 13, 2022, US President Joe Biden waits backstage at the White House (Washington, DC) before giving an update on his administration’s response to the influx of Covid-19. JIM WATSON / AFP During his inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Covid-19. ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4264) "

During his inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Covid-19. They were 424,000 that day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) count. A year later, a second prayer would be possible: the death toll has doubled – the 850,000 deaths have been exceeded – while the number of Americans affected by the virus has increased from 24.5 million to 65.2 million .

With 257 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, against 191 in France, the balance sheet of the United States is very poor. Only 49% of Americans believe that their president is managing the health crisis well, compared to 67% in March, according to a survey for YouGov. “I’m not going to give up and accept things as they are now. Some are calling what’s happening the “new normal.” I call it unfinished business, launched Joe Biden on Wednesday January 19, during a press conference. We’re not there yet, but we’ll get there. »

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Joe Biden celebrates the first anniversary of his mandate at the bottom of the wave

The new president had focused his campaign on the Covid-19, attacking the management of the pandemic by his opponent Donald Trump. The latter had certainly caused an outcry by suggesting that patients treat themselves with bleach, but he had bequeathed an armed country on the vaccine front, with two authorized products, those of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Donald Trump had pushed the fires on the subject from March 2, 2020, during a summit at the White House with the bosses of the pharmaceutical groups. The success of the two vaccines, announced the day after the presidential election, was to make the epidemic an old memory, despite the deadly wave of January 2021.

Bad numbers

This is what happened during the first months of 2021, with the White House amplifying the logistical and financial efforts to vaccinate Americans. Thus, on July 4, during the national holiday, Joe Biden declares victory: “Today we are closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus. » Alas, not everything goes as planned. The Delta variant revives the epidemic during the summer, hampering the recovery of the economy. Then it was the turn of the Omicron variant to burst in, contaminating the country at record speed before Christmas.

Today, 63% of Americans (209 million) have received their initial two doses of vaccine and, according to the CDC, 79 million have received a booster dose, or 24% of the population. Poor figures compared to France, where these shares amount to 77% and 42% respectively – rates obtained in particular thanks to the centralized introduction of the health pass.

You have 64.31% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.

" } ["summary"]=> string(636) "On January 13, 2022, US President Joe Biden waits backstage at the White House (Washington, DC) before giving an update on his administration’s response to the influx of Covid-19. JIM WATSON / AFP During his inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Covid-19. ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(4264) "

During his inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Covid-19. They were 424,000 that day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) count. A year later, a second prayer would be possible: the death toll has doubled – the 850,000 deaths have been exceeded – while the number of Americans affected by the virus has increased from 24.5 million to 65.2 million .

With 257 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, against 191 in France, the balance sheet of the United States is very poor. Only 49% of Americans believe that their president is managing the health crisis well, compared to 67% in March, according to a survey for YouGov. “I’m not going to give up and accept things as they are now. Some are calling what’s happening the “new normal.” I call it unfinished business, launched Joe Biden on Wednesday January 19, during a press conference. We’re not there yet, but we’ll get there. »

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Joe Biden celebrates the first anniversary of his mandate at the bottom of the wave

The new president had focused his campaign on the Covid-19, attacking the management of the pandemic by his opponent Donald Trump. The latter had certainly caused an outcry by suggesting that patients treat themselves with bleach, but he had bequeathed an armed country on the vaccine front, with two authorized products, those of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Donald Trump had pushed the fires on the subject from March 2, 2020, during a summit at the White House with the bosses of the pharmaceutical groups. The success of the two vaccines, announced the day after the presidential election, was to make the epidemic an old memory, despite the deadly wave of January 2021.

Bad numbers

This is what happened during the first months of 2021, with the White House amplifying the logistical and financial efforts to vaccinate Americans. Thus, on July 4, during the national holiday, Joe Biden declares victory: “Today we are closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus. » Alas, not everything goes as planned. The Delta variant revives the epidemic during the summer, hampering the recovery of the economy. Then it was the turn of the Omicron variant to burst in, contaminating the country at record speed before Christmas.

Today, 63% of Americans (209 million) have received their initial two doses of vaccine and, according to the CDC, 79 million have received a booster dose, or 24% of the population. Poor figures compared to France, where these shares amount to 77% and 42% respectively – rates obtained in particular thanks to the centralized introduction of the health pass.

You have 64.31% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1642677563) } [2]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(72) "Jubillar case: the excavation area extended after three days of research" ["link"]=> string(105) "https://movs.world/international/jubillar-case-the-excavation-area-extended-after-three-days-of-research/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:16:35 +0000" ["category"]=> string(59) "InternationalareacasedaysexcavationextendedJubillarresearch" ["guid"]=> string(105) "https://movs.world/international/jubillar-case-the-excavation-area-extended-after-three-days-of-research/" ["description"]=> string(658) "the essential The research started on Monday is continuing in Cagnac-les-Mines. After the Drignac farm, the investigators inspected an area below, located 2 kilometers from the Jubillar house. A needle in a haystack. On the third day of the vast operations launched by the gendarmes with the support of the soldiers of the 17th RGP ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5045) "

the essential
The research started on Monday is continuing in Cagnac-les-Mines. After the Drignac farm, the investigators inspected an area below, located 2 kilometers from the Jubillar house.

A needle in a haystack. On the third day of the vast operations launched by the gendarmes with the support of the soldiers of the 17th RGP of Montauban, an expert team in the specialized operational searches (FOS), the search area was widened on Wednesday. After inspecting the surroundings of the Drignac farm, the investigators focused on a valley, located below this farm, at the level of the Millhars road, 2 kilometers from the Jubillar home.

Yesterday, the thick fog of the first days had given way to a light rain. A hundred gendarmes – including a squadron of the mobile gendarmerie of Nîmes – and fifteen soldiers were still on the spot, in an icy atmosphere. Chemin de Drignac, the road was still obstructed by gendarmes. Just like the car park of the greenway, at the level of the road of Milhars which gives access to this wooded sector, overhung by the specialized reception center of Cagnac-les-Mines. It is therefore here that the investigators mobilized most of their research. A tent canvas, already seen the first two days, was thus visible below the road in the middle of the day.

The valley below the farm
DDM – MARIE PIERRE VOLLE

Chainsaws, rotary cutters… throughout the morning, machines felled and cleaned all the shrubs in this raked area. A steep area, not easy to access but which had already been partially excavated in the weeks following the disappearance of Delphine Jubillar. According to a source close to the investigation, “a specialized team with detection devices, radars and metal detectors is taking part in the excavations today (this Wednesday, editor’s note).

“We know that the investigators will find Delphine”

With the massive presence of law enforcement, few people dared approach this area. Georges, living in Cagnac, nevertheless comes to walk there every day with his dog. He seemed unsurprised by the presence of the investigators. “We often see maneuvers in the area, he explains. Every four months, they block either the path to Médar or the path next to it that goes up to Cagnac. The surroundings of the farm of Drignac have already been searched by Delphine’s friends who have set up a collective. “For this septuagenarian, “the gendarmes will unfortunately not find anything here… otherwise, they would have already found it”.

Return to Cagnac-les-Mines, in front of the Jubillar home. Emy, Hélène and Séverine, Delphine’s three friends are torn between hope, fear and anxiety. “It reassures us to see that the research is thorough, explains Hélène. The Drignac farm and the surrounding woods, c This is a sector that we know. We have already gone there several times during our research but with our limited means. But here, the investigators have put in the big means and we know that something concrete is happening. It’s normal for them to come back to these places, you have to take everything into account. We know that the investigators will find Delphine.”

Read also :
Jubillar case: for Delphine’s friends, “everything must be taken into account, we know that the investigators will find her”

“The military, large-scale excavations, it’s concrete, we see what is happening, she adds. But the anxiety is present because we constantly wonder what is going to be announced. “

These excavations should still last all week in different sectors of Cagnac-les-Mines. At the end of the day, investigators and soldiers broke camp before starting a fourth day of research on Thursday. The clearing at the start of the week could favor excavations with larger means such as mechanical shovels.

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the essential
The research started on Monday is continuing in Cagnac-les-Mines. After the Drignac farm, the investigators inspected an area below, located 2 kilometers from the Jubillar house.

A needle in a haystack. On the third day of the vast operations launched by the gendarmes with the support of the soldiers of the 17th RGP of Montauban, an expert team in the specialized operational searches (FOS), the search area was widened on Wednesday. After inspecting the surroundings of the Drignac farm, the investigators focused on a valley, located below this farm, at the level of the Millhars road, 2 kilometers from the Jubillar home.

Yesterday, the thick fog of the first days had given way to a light rain. A hundred gendarmes – including a squadron of the mobile gendarmerie of Nîmes – and fifteen soldiers were still on the spot, in an icy atmosphere. Chemin de Drignac, the road was still obstructed by gendarmes. Just like the car park of the greenway, at the level of the road of Milhars which gives access to this wooded sector, overhung by the specialized reception center of Cagnac-les-Mines. It is therefore here that the investigators mobilized most of their research. A tent canvas, already seen the first two days, was thus visible below the road in the middle of the day.

The valley below the farm
DDM – MARIE PIERRE VOLLE

Chainsaws, rotary cutters… throughout the morning, machines felled and cleaned all the shrubs in this raked area. A steep area, not easy to access but which had already been partially excavated in the weeks following the disappearance of Delphine Jubillar. According to a source close to the investigation, “a specialized team with detection devices, radars and metal detectors is taking part in the excavations today (this Wednesday, editor’s note).

“We know that the investigators will find Delphine”

With the massive presence of law enforcement, few people dared approach this area. Georges, living in Cagnac, nevertheless comes to walk there every day with his dog. He seemed unsurprised by the presence of the investigators. “We often see maneuvers in the area, he explains. Every four months, they block either the path to Médar or the path next to it that goes up to Cagnac. The surroundings of the farm of Drignac have already been searched by Delphine’s friends who have set up a collective. “For this septuagenarian, “the gendarmes will unfortunately not find anything here… otherwise, they would have already found it”.

Return to Cagnac-les-Mines, in front of the Jubillar home. Emy, Hélène and Séverine, Delphine’s three friends are torn between hope, fear and anxiety. “It reassures us to see that the research is thorough, explains Hélène. The Drignac farm and the surrounding woods, c This is a sector that we know. We have already gone there several times during our research but with our limited means. But here, the investigators have put in the big means and we know that something concrete is happening. It’s normal for them to come back to these places, you have to take everything into account. We know that the investigators will find Delphine.”

Read also :
Jubillar case: for Delphine’s friends, “everything must be taken into account, we know that the investigators will find her”

“The military, large-scale excavations, it’s concrete, we see what is happening, she adds. But the anxiety is present because we constantly wonder what is going to be announced. “

These excavations should still last all week in different sectors of Cagnac-les-Mines. At the end of the day, investigators and soldiers broke camp before starting a fourth day of research on Thursday. The clearing at the start of the week could favor excavations with larger means such as mechanical shovels.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1642619795) } [3]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(81) "Emmanuel Macron finds the French presidential campaign in the European Parliament" ["link"]=> string(115) "https://movs.world/international/emmanuel-macron-finds-the-french-presidential-campaign-in-the-european-parliament/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:14:25 +0000" ["category"]=> string(76) "InternationalcampaignEmmanuelEuropeanfindsFrenchMacronParliamentpresidential" ["guid"]=> string(115) "https://movs.world/international/emmanuel-macron-finds-the-french-presidential-campaign-in-the-european-parliament/" ["description"]=> string(741) "Emmanuel Macron during his speech at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, Wednesday January 19, 2022. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP Applauded for his ambition for autonomy and the strengthening of European cooperation, criticized for using, according to his opponents, the platform of the European Parliament to serve his re-election project, Emmanuel Macron presented in Strasbourg, Wednesday ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(8346) "

Applauded for his ambition for autonomy and the strengthening of European cooperation, criticized for using, according to his opponents, the platform of the European Parliament to serve his re-election project, Emmanuel Macron presented in Strasbourg, Wednesday January 19, the strategy of the France for its mandate as French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFUE).

The French president first called on Europeans to “The audacity” for the European Union (EU) to assert itself as “a power of the future” and “sovereign” in order to “not to depend on other powers” world. Illustration of this ambition: Mr. Macron wanted Europe to build “a new security order” with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against Russia and advocated for “a frank and demanding dialogue” with Moscow.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Emmanuel Macron wants to play the European card

“These next few weeks should lead us to bring to fruition a European proposal building a new order of security and stability. We must build it between Europeans, then share it with our allies within the framework of NATO, then then propose it to Russia for negotiation”, he said about it.

Integration of the right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights

“Faced with the tyranny of anecdote and divisions between Europeans, we have to rediscover the sense of unity”, also pleaded the French president. Since his election in 2017, Emmanuel Macron has posed as the leader of pro-Europeans in the face of “nationalists” and to “populists”. In his speech, he said that “neither the return to nationalism nor the dissolution of our identities will[aient] the answers to this world which is happening”, marked by “the return of the tragedy of history”. The priority is to defend the rule of law, which “is our treasure” and “everywhere it is a matter of reconquering the peoples who [en] are distant”.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Europe at the heart of Emmanuel Macron’s future campaign

To strengthen this rule of law, Mr. Macron wanted the right to abortion and the protection of the environment to be included in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. It is necessary “update this charter to be more explicit” on these two priorities, he added, while MEPs elected, on Tuesday, a president opposed to voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion), the Maltese conservative Roberta Metsola.

Abortion falls within the competence of the States and Malta is the only one of the Twenty-Seven where it is completely prohibited. Mme Metsola has, however, undertaken to defend the official positions of Parliament, including on this right. Speaking in French, she also told Mr. Macron that he could ” to count “ on MEPs “to provide answers” to the proposals of the PFUE.

Face-to-face between Yannick Jadot and Emmanuel Macron

Mr Macron assured that this ambition would be reaffirmed throughout the six months of the PFUE, which began on 1is January, although he made no reference to the presidential election in France on April 10 and 24. If he has not yet officially announced his candidacy for a second term, his opponents have not failed to accuse him of using the PFUE to campaign without saying so.

The atmosphere was particularly heated when the ecologist Yannick Jadot, the only presidential candidate in France elected in Strasbourg, took the microphone to strongly criticize Mr. Macron’s record. “Your Europe will never be ours (…). You will go down in history as the president of climate inaction, you prefer to procrastinate (…) rather than sounding the general mobilization”, he launched.

Yannick Jadot responds to Emmanuel Macron at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, Wednesday January 19, 2022.

“What a shame to transform this hemicycle into the National Assembly” France, strongly replied to him the macronist leader of the MEPs of the Renew Europe group, the Frenchman Stéphane Séjourné. Mme Metsola then recalled that it was not a question “not a national debate”.

Another French MEP to intervene, Jordan Bardella (Identity and Democracy group) focused his criticism on immigration, which has become a central theme in the French countryside, affirming that European nations should not “neither disappear, nor be replaced, nor be submerged”. The interim president of the National Rally was followed by another Frenchwoman, the “rebellious” Manon Aubry (left group in the European Parliament), who mocked the French president by “Doctor Emmanuel who made a lot of promises and Mister Macron who doesn’t give a damn about the climate emergency”.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Emmanuel Macron wants to preside over “a useful moment for Europe”

“You said something very right: the French presidency of the European Union should not be an electoral stepping stone, I think you are absolutely right”, replied Mr. Macron. Before adding ironically: “So, to several here, you were right not to. » “You have very methodically said anything about all the European texts that we have signed”, then replied Mr. Macron about Mr. Bardella’s speech. At the end of this debate, the French president must meet with Mme Metsola before a joint press conference.

The world

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Applauded for his ambition for autonomy and the strengthening of European cooperation, criticized for using, according to his opponents, the platform of the European Parliament to serve his re-election project, Emmanuel Macron presented in Strasbourg, Wednesday January 19, the strategy of the France for its mandate as French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFUE).

The French president first called on Europeans to “The audacity” for the European Union (EU) to assert itself as “a power of the future” and “sovereign” in order to “not to depend on other powers” world. Illustration of this ambition: Mr. Macron wanted Europe to build “a new security order” with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against Russia and advocated for “a frank and demanding dialogue” with Moscow.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Emmanuel Macron wants to play the European card

“These next few weeks should lead us to bring to fruition a European proposal building a new order of security and stability. We must build it between Europeans, then share it with our allies within the framework of NATO, then then propose it to Russia for negotiation”, he said about it.

Integration of the right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights

“Faced with the tyranny of anecdote and divisions between Europeans, we have to rediscover the sense of unity”, also pleaded the French president. Since his election in 2017, Emmanuel Macron has posed as the leader of pro-Europeans in the face of “nationalists” and to “populists”. In his speech, he said that “neither the return to nationalism nor the dissolution of our identities will[aient] the answers to this world which is happening”, marked by “the return of the tragedy of history”. The priority is to defend the rule of law, which “is our treasure” and “everywhere it is a matter of reconquering the peoples who [en] are distant”.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Europe at the heart of Emmanuel Macron’s future campaign

To strengthen this rule of law, Mr. Macron wanted the right to abortion and the protection of the environment to be included in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. It is necessary “update this charter to be more explicit” on these two priorities, he added, while MEPs elected, on Tuesday, a president opposed to voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion), the Maltese conservative Roberta Metsola.

Abortion falls within the competence of the States and Malta is the only one of the Twenty-Seven where it is completely prohibited. Mme Metsola has, however, undertaken to defend the official positions of Parliament, including on this right. Speaking in French, she also told Mr. Macron that he could ” to count “ on MEPs “to provide answers” to the proposals of the PFUE.

Face-to-face between Yannick Jadot and Emmanuel Macron

Mr Macron assured that this ambition would be reaffirmed throughout the six months of the PFUE, which began on 1is January, although he made no reference to the presidential election in France on April 10 and 24. If he has not yet officially announced his candidacy for a second term, his opponents have not failed to accuse him of using the PFUE to campaign without saying so.

The atmosphere was particularly heated when the ecologist Yannick Jadot, the only presidential candidate in France elected in Strasbourg, took the microphone to strongly criticize Mr. Macron’s record. “Your Europe will never be ours (…). You will go down in history as the president of climate inaction, you prefer to procrastinate (…) rather than sounding the general mobilization”, he launched.

Yannick Jadot responds to Emmanuel Macron at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, Wednesday January 19, 2022.

“What a shame to transform this hemicycle into the National Assembly” France, strongly replied to him the macronist leader of the MEPs of the Renew Europe group, the Frenchman Stéphane Séjourné. Mme Metsola then recalled that it was not a question “not a national debate”.

Another French MEP to intervene, Jordan Bardella (Identity and Democracy group) focused his criticism on immigration, which has become a central theme in the French countryside, affirming that European nations should not “neither disappear, nor be replaced, nor be submerged”. The interim president of the National Rally was followed by another Frenchwoman, the “rebellious” Manon Aubry (left group in the European Parliament), who mocked the French president by “Doctor Emmanuel who made a lot of promises and Mister Macron who doesn’t give a damn about the climate emergency”.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Emmanuel Macron wants to preside over “a useful moment for Europe”

“You said something very right: the French presidency of the European Union should not be an electoral stepping stone, I think you are absolutely right”, replied Mr. Macron. Before adding ironically: “So, to several here, you were right not to. » “You have very methodically said anything about all the European texts that we have signed”, then replied Mr. Macron about Mr. Bardella’s speech. At the end of this debate, the French president must meet with Mme Metsola before a joint press conference.

The world

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image source, Getty Images

Caption,

Puerto Rico racked up unsustainable levels of debt in the years leading up to 2017, when it filed for bankruptcy

Years of debt accumulation, devastating hurricanes, political turmoil and a long pandemic are some of the challenges Puerto Rico has faced while seeking US court approval to restructure its debt.

Federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain’s decision to give the green light to the island’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy ends almost five years of litigation and will facilitate its return to the capital markets.

Puerto Rico accumulated unsustainable levels of debt in the years leading up to 2017, when it declared bankruptcy and began the process to restructure its multimillion-dollar debt of more than $70 billion.

At that time, the island was mired in a serious economic crisis. It had a poverty rate of 45%, unemployment of 12% – which was twice the average for the United States -, and its population emigrated massively.

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Puerto Rico racked up unsustainable levels of debt in the years leading up to 2017, when it filed for bankruptcy

Years of debt accumulation, devastating hurricanes, political turmoil and a long pandemic are some of the challenges Puerto Rico has faced while seeking US court approval to restructure its debt.

Federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain’s decision to give the green light to the island’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy ends almost five years of litigation and will facilitate its return to the capital markets.

Puerto Rico accumulated unsustainable levels of debt in the years leading up to 2017, when it declared bankruptcy and began the process to restructure its multimillion-dollar debt of more than $70 billion.

At that time, the island was mired in a serious economic crisis. It had a poverty rate of 45%, unemployment of 12% – which was twice the average for the United States -, and its population emigrated massively.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1642590811) } [5]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(90) "Sousa Real put on wellies against the airport in Montijo and told Alegre to update himself" ["link"]=> string(124) "https://movs.world/international/sousa-real-put-on-wellies-against-the-airport-in-montijo-and-told-alegre-to-update-himself/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:12:47 +0000" ["category"]=> string(62) "InternationalairportAlegreMontijoputrealSousatoldUpdatewellies" ["guid"]=> string(124) "https://movs.world/international/sousa-real-put-on-wellies-against-the-airport-in-montijo-and-told-alegre-to-update-himself/" ["description"]=> string(695) "It was half an hour before the first campaign action, when the first members of the PAN entourage arrived at Montijo Air Base n.º6. And one detail stood out: they all wore wellies on their feet. Later, Inês de Sousa Real also arrived, wearing… red wellies. The objective was to defend that the construction of ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(8427) "

It was half an hour before the first campaign action, when the first members of the PAN entourage arrived at Montijo Air Base n.º6. And one detail stood out: they all wore wellies on their feet. Later, Inês de Sousa Real also arrived, wearing… red wellies. The objective was to defend that the construction of the new Montijo airport, on the left bank of the Tagus River, is a mistake and that the project will “take water”. In a symbolic gesture, the PAN spokeswoman – which defends Beja’s alternative – wanted to warn that the area will be “flooded” within three decades and that this option is a “red line” for the party.

“The one who drew this red line was not just the PAN. It’s the next generations and science, it’s the studies that somehow tell us that it’s not possible to be building an airport here, because it’s an area that will be flooded. It is nonsense to be building the airport here”, he maintained.

Stating that that option is in “counter-cycle with the fight against the climate crisis”, Sousa Real also warned that there are three routes for birds in the region, which puts air safety itself at risk. And he insisted that all alternatives must be evaluated, including Beja, as agreed in Parliament.

“We cannot say in one day that we want to promote territorial cohesion and defend the interior and then, when there are alternatives that allow this, the alternatives are completely rejected by the economic interests of private individuals”, he insisted.

PAN leader, Inês de Sousa Real at Montijo air base 6, for the 2022 legislative elections. © Nuno Fox

Confronted by journalists about Manuel Alegre’s opinion article in “Público” – which spoke out today against the possibility of the PS remaining “dependent on the PAN” – the PAN leader considered that the socialist history will have to “update” against “anachronistic practices”, such as bullfighting and hunting, and will have to conform to the “generational leap” that existed in “terms of sensitivity towards all forms of life and towards the planet”. And he came out in defense of a society with “more empathy” and “respect for all beings”.

As for the appeal by the Confederação de Agricultores Portugueses (CAP) to reject the vote for the PS, since it admits to allying with the PAN, Inês de Sousa Real again accused this corporation of representing the established interests of certain sectors, such as bullfighting, to which the party is directly opposed.

“CAP attacks the only party that has truly defended agriculture and the rural world. And CAP, once again, comes to defend the great economic interests, be it the bullfighting lobby, or the companies that are intensively and super-intensively exploring our territory”, he attacked.

PAN leader, Inês de Sousa Real in Almada, for the 2022 legislative elections. © Nuno Fox

Pamphlets with vegan recipes and the ‘how many you want’ game

Alongside Vítor Pinto, head of the PAN list for Setúbal, Sousa Real went to the river beach of Samouco, accompanied by more supporters. But few. And still wearing wellies, they went down to the water area and posed for a symbolic photo. As they took a selfie, dozens of shellfish gatherers arrived with buckets of pounds of Japanese clams. “It is one of the most invasive species. Here, people from Asian countries, from the East, among others, arrive here every day to catch this bivalve. There are no inspection actions. That’s also why the PAN is needed”, shoots a supporter.

Afterwards, the PAN entourage walked the streets in the center of Almada to distribute pamphlets among esplanades, shops and gardens. Even near McDonalds, where some young people were enjoying a hamburger, Sousa Real did not hesitate to distribute a flyer. “Can I give you a leaflet?” he asks. “It gives a very nice contrast”, comments the head of the list for Setúbal. “It’s good for them to start studying and seeing alternatives”, says Sousa Real.

“PAN advocates that young people can vote from the age of 16. Do you agree with this measure?”, he asks. “Hmmm… I think I’m not yet mature enough to vote”, replies one of the members of the group.

On socialist grounds, after the CDU lost its historic autarchy in 2017, the PAN spokeswoman tried to seduce the electorate. But she was still cautious. He gave some adults and seniors markers with the recipe for a vegan stew and pamphlets with the main measures of the program. But it was, above all, with the young people he was with the most. And handed out pamphlets that become the ‘how many-want’ game. The PAN would not be assumed as a “party of the future”, which defends flags such as the fight against climate change.

“How many do you want? And now which animal do you choose?”, asks Inês. “I choose the cat”, answers Rúben, 11 years old. “Create a network of public veterinary hospitals, do you think this is good?”, asks the PAN spokeswoman. Reuben, shakes his head and says “yes, it’s cool”. “If a child understands, then everyone will have to understand. I think when you’re an adult you’ll vote for PAN”, he says, laughing.

PAN leader, Inês de Sousa Real at the port of Sines, for the 2022 legislative elections. © Nuno Fox

Confidence in recovering Setubal

The day ended with a campaign action in the Port of Sines. Deputy Nelson Silva joined Inês de Sousa Real in the late afternoon to raise awareness of the problem of transporting live animals. An activist from the Platform Anti Transport of Live Animals (PATAV) was there, who warned that sheep and cattle were being transported to the Gulf Livestock ship. Just as he spoke, four truckloads of animals passed.

According to the official, the transport of these animals by sea has increased, which stood at 9,000 in 2016 and rose to 400,000 in 2020. “The vast majority contain illegalities”, he explained, pointing to cases of broken horns, fractures. and blindness caused by poor conditions on board. “This form of animal transport is completely unworthy. The economy cannot leverage the suffering of animals”, warned Sousa Real.

In the end, the PAN spokeswoman said she was confident that the party will regain the lost place in Parliament, with the departure of Cristina Rodrigues, elected in 2019 by Setúbal: “We are completely convinced that we will regain our place”.

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It was half an hour before the first campaign action, when the first members of the PAN entourage arrived at Montijo Air Base n.º6. And one detail stood out: they all wore wellies on their feet. Later, Inês de Sousa Real also arrived, wearing… red wellies. The objective was to defend that the construction of the new Montijo airport, on the left bank of the Tagus River, is a mistake and that the project will “take water”. In a symbolic gesture, the PAN spokeswoman – which defends Beja’s alternative – wanted to warn that the area will be “flooded” within three decades and that this option is a “red line” for the party.

“The one who drew this red line was not just the PAN. It’s the next generations and science, it’s the studies that somehow tell us that it’s not possible to be building an airport here, because it’s an area that will be flooded. It is nonsense to be building the airport here”, he maintained.

Stating that that option is in “counter-cycle with the fight against the climate crisis”, Sousa Real also warned that there are three routes for birds in the region, which puts air safety itself at risk. And he insisted that all alternatives must be evaluated, including Beja, as agreed in Parliament.

“We cannot say in one day that we want to promote territorial cohesion and defend the interior and then, when there are alternatives that allow this, the alternatives are completely rejected by the economic interests of private individuals”, he insisted.

PAN leader, Inês de Sousa Real at Montijo air base 6, for the 2022 legislative elections. © Nuno Fox

Confronted by journalists about Manuel Alegre’s opinion article in “Público” – which spoke out today against the possibility of the PS remaining “dependent on the PAN” – the PAN leader considered that the socialist history will have to “update” against “anachronistic practices”, such as bullfighting and hunting, and will have to conform to the “generational leap” that existed in “terms of sensitivity towards all forms of life and towards the planet”. And he came out in defense of a society with “more empathy” and “respect for all beings”.

As for the appeal by the Confederação de Agricultores Portugueses (CAP) to reject the vote for the PS, since it admits to allying with the PAN, Inês de Sousa Real again accused this corporation of representing the established interests of certain sectors, such as bullfighting, to which the party is directly opposed.

“CAP attacks the only party that has truly defended agriculture and the rural world. And CAP, once again, comes to defend the great economic interests, be it the bullfighting lobby, or the companies that are intensively and super-intensively exploring our territory”, he attacked.

PAN leader, Inês de Sousa Real in Almada, for the 2022 legislative elections. © Nuno Fox

Pamphlets with vegan recipes and the ‘how many you want’ game

Alongside Vítor Pinto, head of the PAN list for Setúbal, Sousa Real went to the river beach of Samouco, accompanied by more supporters. But few. And still wearing wellies, they went down to the water area and posed for a symbolic photo. As they took a selfie, dozens of shellfish gatherers arrived with buckets of pounds of Japanese clams. “It is one of the most invasive species. Here, people from Asian countries, from the East, among others, arrive here every day to catch this bivalve. There are no inspection actions. That’s also why the PAN is needed”, shoots a supporter.

Afterwards, the PAN entourage walked the streets in the center of Almada to distribute pamphlets among esplanades, shops and gardens. Even near McDonalds, where some young people were enjoying a hamburger, Sousa Real did not hesitate to distribute a flyer. “Can I give you a leaflet?” he asks. “It gives a very nice contrast”, comments the head of the list for Setúbal. “It’s good for them to start studying and seeing alternatives”, says Sousa Real.

“PAN advocates that young people can vote from the age of 16. Do you agree with this measure?”, he asks. “Hmmm… I think I’m not yet mature enough to vote”, replies one of the members of the group.

On socialist grounds, after the CDU lost its historic autarchy in 2017, the PAN spokeswoman tried to seduce the electorate. But she was still cautious. He gave some adults and seniors markers with the recipe for a vegan stew and pamphlets with the main measures of the program. But it was, above all, with the young people he was with the most. And handed out pamphlets that become the ‘how many-want’ game. The PAN would not be assumed as a “party of the future”, which defends flags such as the fight against climate change.

“How many do you want? And now which animal do you choose?”, asks Inês. “I choose the cat”, answers Rúben, 11 years old. “Create a network of public veterinary hospitals, do you think this is good?”, asks the PAN spokeswoman. Reuben, shakes his head and says “yes, it’s cool”. “If a child understands, then everyone will have to understand. I think when you’re an adult you’ll vote for PAN”, he says, laughing.

PAN leader, Inês de Sousa Real at the port of Sines, for the 2022 legislative elections. © Nuno Fox

Confidence in recovering Setubal

The day ended with a campaign action in the Port of Sines. Deputy Nelson Silva joined Inês de Sousa Real in the late afternoon to raise awareness of the problem of transporting live animals. An activist from the Platform Anti Transport of Live Animals (PATAV) was there, who warned that sheep and cattle were being transported to the Gulf Livestock ship. Just as he spoke, four truckloads of animals passed.

According to the official, the transport of these animals by sea has increased, which stood at 9,000 in 2016 and rose to 400,000 in 2020. “The vast majority contain illegalities”, he explained, pointing to cases of broken horns, fractures. and blindness caused by poor conditions on board. “This form of animal transport is completely unworthy. The economy cannot leverage the suffering of animals”, warned Sousa Real.

In the end, the PAN spokeswoman said she was confident that the party will regain the lost place in Parliament, with the departure of Cristina Rodrigues, elected in 2019 by Setúbal: “We are completely convinced that we will regain our place”.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1642576367) } [6]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(79) "Robert Lewandowski: Lionel Messi forgot to choose world footballer – football" ["link"]=> string(108) "https://movs.world/international/robert-lewandowski-lionel-messi-forgot-to-choose-world-footballer-football/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:11:32 +0000" ["category"]=> string(258) "InternationalArgentina national teamchooseFC Bayern MunichFIFAFlick Hans-DieterfootballfootballerforgotHaaland ErlingLewandowskiLewandowski RobertLionelMessiMessi LionelNational team of PolandNew ManuelParis Saint GermainRobertSoccerSoccer Internationalworld" ["guid"]=> string(108) "https://movs.world/international/robert-lewandowski-lionel-messi-forgot-to-choose-world-footballer-football/" ["description"]=> string(716) "Guess who Argentina captain Lionel Messi (34) didn’t make the top three for voted FIFA world footballer? Robert Lewandowski (33)! Messi preferred to vote for his buddies Neymar, Mbappé and Benzema – without them being able to match Lewandowski’s sporting achievements in 2021. Did Messi want to prevent the Bayern striker and fiercest rival from ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(2632) "

Guess who Argentina captain Lionel Messi (34) didn’t make the top three for voted FIFA world footballer? Robert Lewandowski (33)!

Messi preferred to vote for his buddies Neymar, Mbappé and Benzema – without them being able to match Lewandowski’s sporting achievements in 2021. Did Messi want to prevent the Bayern striker and fiercest rival from getting even more votes?

BILD says: Shame on you, Messi!

It didn’t help him. Before Messi, Lewandowski was named Fifa World Player by the national coaches, captains, one journalist per country and fans. For the second time in a row.

At the competition event “Ballon d’Or” in Paris, the winner Messi (chosen by a reporter jury) praised Lewandowski in the highest tones: “It’s an honor to fight against Lewandowski.”

Monday, 8:18 p.m. in Zurich: FIFA boss Infantino (3rd from right) presents who is the world footballer in 2021. Messi (3rd from left) and Lewandowski (2nd from left) are connected, Salah (2nd from right), who is at the Africa Cup, is notPhoto: FIFA

Lewandowski on Tuesday when asked by BILD: “Those were very nice words from Messi at the Ballon d’Or. Now with his choice – you have to ask him the question! I haven’t done anything wrong that he can be mad at me except sporting stuff. That’s his decision, I don’t want to say anything negative.”

He himself chose Messi in second place behind Italy’s European champion Jorginho.

Cristiano Ronaldo (36) didn’t make a buddy choice, put Lewy on 1!

National team captain Manuel Neuer (35) and national coach Hansi Flick (56) voted for Lewandowski.

Erling Haaland (21) ended up in 11th place. Taiwan coach Yeh Hsien-Chung even voted the BVB top scorer number 1. Not even Haaland’s Norwegian compatriots dared to do that…

.

" } ["summary"]=> string(716) "Guess who Argentina captain Lionel Messi (34) didn’t make the top three for voted FIFA world footballer? Robert Lewandowski (33)! Messi preferred to vote for his buddies Neymar, Mbappé and Benzema – without them being able to match Lewandowski’s sporting achievements in 2021. Did Messi want to prevent the Bayern striker and fiercest rival from ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(2632) "

Guess who Argentina captain Lionel Messi (34) didn’t make the top three for voted FIFA world footballer? Robert Lewandowski (33)!

Messi preferred to vote for his buddies Neymar, Mbappé and Benzema – without them being able to match Lewandowski’s sporting achievements in 2021. Did Messi want to prevent the Bayern striker and fiercest rival from getting even more votes?

BILD says: Shame on you, Messi!

It didn’t help him. Before Messi, Lewandowski was named Fifa World Player by the national coaches, captains, one journalist per country and fans. For the second time in a row.

At the competition event “Ballon d’Or” in Paris, the winner Messi (chosen by a reporter jury) praised Lewandowski in the highest tones: “It’s an honor to fight against Lewandowski.”

Monday, 8:18 p.m. in Zurich: FIFA boss Infantino (3rd from right) presents who is the world footballer in 2021. Messi (3rd from left) and Lewandowski (2nd from left) are connected, Salah (2nd from right), who is at the Africa Cup, is notPhoto: FIFA

Lewandowski on Tuesday when asked by BILD: “Those were very nice words from Messi at the Ballon d’Or. Now with his choice – you have to ask him the question! I haven’t done anything wrong that he can be mad at me except sporting stuff. That’s his decision, I don’t want to say anything negative.”

He himself chose Messi in second place behind Italy’s European champion Jorginho.

Cristiano Ronaldo (36) didn’t make a buddy choice, put Lewy on 1!

National team captain Manuel Neuer (35) and national coach Hansi Flick (56) voted for Lewandowski.

Erling Haaland (21) ended up in 11th place. Taiwan coach Yeh Hsien-Chung even voted the BVB top scorer number 1. Not even Haaland’s Norwegian compatriots dared to do that…

.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1642561892) } [7]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(95) "In Nigeria, the difficult return to life of the inhabitants of Maiduguri, haunted by Boko Haram" ["link"]=> string(127) "https://movs.world/international/in-nigeria-the-difficult-return-to-life-of-the-inhabitants-of-maiduguri-haunted-by-boko-haram/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:09:25 +0000" ["category"]=> string(75) "InternationalBokodifficultHaramhauntedinhabitantslifeMaiduguriNigeriareturn" ["guid"]=> string(127) "https://movs.world/international/in-nigeria-the-difficult-return-to-life-of-the-inhabitants-of-maiduguri-haunted-by-boko-haram/" ["description"]=> string(734) "Par Liza Fabbian Published today at 7:00 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageInsecurity, inflation, power cuts: the capital of Borno State, bereaved by more than ten years of jihadist abuses, is still vulnerable. To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6451) "
Par Liza Fabbian

Published today at 7:00 p.m.

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the World Africa.

In Maiduguri, the downtown avenues are lined with lush trees and ornate lampposts. At the end of the afternoon, football tournaments are organized on the esplanade of the imposing Central Mosque, inaugurated in 2019. As for the brand new urban viaduct, decorated with frescoes in bright colors, it has become a place for walking popular with onlookers. The passage of an army pick-up topped with a machine gun, however, quickly brings us back to reality: that of a city surrounded by trenches and watched night and day by the military.

The price of certain basic products has tripled in a few years, in particular due to the insecurity that reigns throughout Borno State, in northeastern Nigeria.
Mohammad Abdulahi, 30, keeps with his family this building called “Red Bricks” which is one of the few infrastructures desired by the former governor of Borno State and completed under the current one.  The set of small buildings is intended to accommodate money changers and other merchants.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, was the birthplace of Boko Haram. For more than a decade, the region has lived in the shadow of the Islamist sect and under the threat of its abuses. A reality that the successive governors of the State try to make forget with blows of large “development projects”, which amount to several billion naira. Elected in 2019, Babagan Zulum follows in the footsteps of his predecessor, Kashim Shettima, by defending “a vision of what Borno could be like in twenty years. A Borno that would reconnect with its long history, to once again become “the home of peace”, “the abode of peace”, which is the official motto of the Federated State”, explains Vincent Hiribarren, director of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), located in Ibadan (south-west Nigeria) and specialist in the history of the region.

Read also In Nigeria, more than 200 people died in attacks by gunmen

Despite the efforts of local leaders to make Maiduguri “the showcase of Borno”, peace and security are relative notions. Security incidents regularly remind us of the vulnerability of the regional capital. Thus, on December 23, 2021, several explosions sounded in the city, barely an hour before the arrival of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, on an official visit. Rockets fired by jihadists hit two residential neighborhoods. Four people – a woman and her three children – lost their lives in this attack, eight others were injured. This attack probably targeted Maiduguri airport, which also serves as a base for the Nigerian air force, at the heart of the military strategy against Boko Haram.

Sabotage of two electric towers

The city has been almost completely cut off from the national electricity grid for a year. In January 2020, jihadists from the Islamic State group in West Africa (Iswap) – a faction resulting from the split from Boko Haram in 2016 – claimed responsibility for the sabotage of two electric towers about fifty kilometers from the city. Two months of work were needed to repair the damaged infrastructure in this very exposed area. Finally restored, the current was cut again three days later, after a new sabotage operation carried out by Iswap.

You have 68.4% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.

" } ["summary"]=> string(734) "Par Liza Fabbian Published today at 7:00 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers ReportageInsecurity, inflation, power cuts: the capital of Borno State, bereaved by more than ten years of jihadist abuses, is still vulnerable. To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(6451) "
Par Liza Fabbian

Published today at 7:00 p.m.

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the World Africa.

In Maiduguri, the downtown avenues are lined with lush trees and ornate lampposts. At the end of the afternoon, football tournaments are organized on the esplanade of the imposing Central Mosque, inaugurated in 2019. As for the brand new urban viaduct, decorated with frescoes in bright colors, it has become a place for walking popular with onlookers. The passage of an army pick-up topped with a machine gun, however, quickly brings us back to reality: that of a city surrounded by trenches and watched night and day by the military.

The price of certain basic products has tripled in a few years, in particular due to the insecurity that reigns throughout Borno State, in northeastern Nigeria.
Mohammad Abdulahi, 30, keeps with his family this building called “Red Bricks” which is one of the few infrastructures desired by the former governor of Borno State and completed under the current one.  The set of small buildings is intended to accommodate money changers and other merchants.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, was the birthplace of Boko Haram. For more than a decade, the region has lived in the shadow of the Islamist sect and under the threat of its abuses. A reality that the successive governors of the State try to make forget with blows of large “development projects”, which amount to several billion naira. Elected in 2019, Babagan Zulum follows in the footsteps of his predecessor, Kashim Shettima, by defending “a vision of what Borno could be like in twenty years. A Borno that would reconnect with its long history, to once again become “the home of peace”, “the abode of peace”, which is the official motto of the Federated State”, explains Vincent Hiribarren, director of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), located in Ibadan (south-west Nigeria) and specialist in the history of the region.

Read also In Nigeria, more than 200 people died in attacks by gunmen

Despite the efforts of local leaders to make Maiduguri “the showcase of Borno”, peace and security are relative notions. Security incidents regularly remind us of the vulnerability of the regional capital. Thus, on December 23, 2021, several explosions sounded in the city, barely an hour before the arrival of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, on an official visit. Rockets fired by jihadists hit two residential neighborhoods. Four people – a woman and her three children – lost their lives in this attack, eight others were injured. This attack probably targeted Maiduguri airport, which also serves as a base for the Nigerian air force, at the heart of the military strategy against Boko Haram.

Sabotage of two electric towers

The city has been almost completely cut off from the national electricity grid for a year. In January 2020, jihadists from the Islamic State group in West Africa (Iswap) – a faction resulting from the split from Boko Haram in 2016 – claimed responsibility for the sabotage of two electric towers about fifty kilometers from the city. Two months of work were needed to repair the damaged infrastructure in this very exposed area. Finally restored, the current was cut again three days later, after a new sabotage operation carried out by Iswap.

You have 68.4% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1642532965) } [8]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(93) "Debate at nine. Costa asks for absolute majority, parties expose conditions for convergences" ["link"]=> string(124) "https://movs.world/international/debate-at-nine-costa-asks-for-absolute-majority-parties-expose-conditions-for-convergences/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:07:55 +0000" ["category"]=> string(94) "InternationalabsoluteasksconditionsconvergencesCostadebateexposeMajorityNewspartiesRTPRTP News" ["guid"]=> string(124) "https://movs.world/international/debate-at-nine-costa-asks-for-absolute-majority-parties-expose-conditions-for-convergences/" ["description"]=> string(684) "The secretary general of the PS refused to answer whether he accepts the availability of the PSD, in case he needs it to govern. António Costa also said that, in case of defeat in the legislative, he resigns as soon as the election night of the secretary general of the PS, while Rui Rio refused ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5021) "

The secretary general of the PS refused to answer whether he accepts the availability of the PSD, in case he needs it to govern.

António Costa also said that, in case of defeat in the legislative, he resigns as soon as the election night of the secretary general of the PS, while Rui Rio refused an immediate exit if he lost and admitted to remaining in the leadership of the PSD.

“I think that an absolute majority is what guarantees stability for four years”, declared António Costa, maintaining that without this there is a risk of “going from crisis to crisis, in two-year provisional governments”.

Immediately, Rui Rio countered that an absolute majority of the PS or the PSD is a scenario with a probability “very close to zero” and defended that there must be a “democratic spirit” and “willingness to negotiate the governability” of both parties to that “the country does not go through successive elections”.

On what he will do in case of defeat in the legislative on 30 January, the secretary general of the PS reiterated that “after having been prime minister for six years” he will consider that if he loses there was “a clear vote of no confidence on the part of the Portuguese” and that it is time for the socialists to choose “a new leadership”.

Asked if his resignation will take place on the night of the elections, António Costa replied: “Oh, yes, that’s for sure, and then the PS will have its process”.

The PSD president, in turn, ruled out following this path if he got lost: “I don’t go out during the day and I would never go out under any circumstances, because I think it’s a theatrical maneuver, it’s not exactly in my style.”
The conditions of the parties for convergences
The parties to the left of the PS and to the right of the PSD exposed their conditions for convergence with the two largest political forces, in a debate with nine, with BE, CDU and Livre defending different models and priorities.

In case there is a majority on the left, Catarina Martins maintained that after the legislative session, a State Budget for 2022 will not be discussed, but “a government contract for Portugal that resolves fundamental issues”. Regarding the Budget rejected last October, the BE coordinator observed: “Surely the PS itself will want to do a better job”.

On behalf of the CDU, the parliamentary leader of the PCP, João Oliveira, countered that “the stability of any government does not depend on the agreements and papers that are signed, it depends on the policy that is carried out” and expressed his willingness “to converge with all those who want to converge”.

The secretary general of the PS and prime minister, António Costa, considered that the parties on the left lacked “political will” to make the State Budget for 2022 viable, stressing that it did not even go to the specialty stage.

The head of Livre por Lisboa’s list, Rui Tavares, once again defended “an eco-geringonça” that is “the widest possible” and, unlike BE, pointed out as a priority “to seek to make a Budget viable” for 2022. “We don’t have the luxury of time. A Budget must be made viable to create negotiation space and a Government Program”, he said.

The president of the CDS-PP, Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos, showed himself available to “build an alternative solution to the left” even if the PSD does not win the elections, if the parties on the right are the majority in parliament: “A new parliamentary practice, and we have to give credit to Dr. António Costa, as happened with the Azores”.

André Ventura, president and sole deputy of Chega, repeated that he will demand presence in the Government if his party “has a significant vote, above 7%”.

The president and sole deputy of the Liberal Initiative, João Cotrim de Figueiredo, said he was open to discussing with the PSD “an alternative government”, with “reformist impetus”, but without certainty about the result: “I don’t know if it will be easy or not it’s going to be easy”.

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The secretary general of the PS refused to answer whether he accepts the availability of the PSD, in case he needs it to govern.

António Costa also said that, in case of defeat in the legislative, he resigns as soon as the election night of the secretary general of the PS, while Rui Rio refused an immediate exit if he lost and admitted to remaining in the leadership of the PSD.

“I think that an absolute majority is what guarantees stability for four years”, declared António Costa, maintaining that without this there is a risk of “going from crisis to crisis, in two-year provisional governments”.

Immediately, Rui Rio countered that an absolute majority of the PS or the PSD is a scenario with a probability “very close to zero” and defended that there must be a “democratic spirit” and “willingness to negotiate the governability” of both parties to that “the country does not go through successive elections”.

On what he will do in case of defeat in the legislative on 30 January, the secretary general of the PS reiterated that “after having been prime minister for six years” he will consider that if he loses there was “a clear vote of no confidence on the part of the Portuguese” and that it is time for the socialists to choose “a new leadership”.

Asked if his resignation will take place on the night of the elections, António Costa replied: “Oh, yes, that’s for sure, and then the PS will have its process”.

The PSD president, in turn, ruled out following this path if he got lost: “I don’t go out during the day and I would never go out under any circumstances, because I think it’s a theatrical maneuver, it’s not exactly in my style.”
The conditions of the parties for convergences
The parties to the left of the PS and to the right of the PSD exposed their conditions for convergence with the two largest political forces, in a debate with nine, with BE, CDU and Livre defending different models and priorities.

In case there is a majority on the left, Catarina Martins maintained that after the legislative session, a State Budget for 2022 will not be discussed, but “a government contract for Portugal that resolves fundamental issues”. Regarding the Budget rejected last October, the BE coordinator observed: “Surely the PS itself will want to do a better job”.

On behalf of the CDU, the parliamentary leader of the PCP, João Oliveira, countered that “the stability of any government does not depend on the agreements and papers that are signed, it depends on the policy that is carried out” and expressed his willingness “to converge with all those who want to converge”.

The secretary general of the PS and prime minister, António Costa, considered that the parties on the left lacked “political will” to make the State Budget for 2022 viable, stressing that it did not even go to the specialty stage.

The head of Livre por Lisboa’s list, Rui Tavares, once again defended “an eco-geringonça” that is “the widest possible” and, unlike BE, pointed out as a priority “to seek to make a Budget viable” for 2022. “We don’t have the luxury of time. A Budget must be made viable to create negotiation space and a Government Program”, he said.

The president of the CDS-PP, Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos, showed himself available to “build an alternative solution to the left” even if the PSD does not win the elections, if the parties on the right are the majority in parliament: “A new parliamentary practice, and we have to give credit to Dr. António Costa, as happened with the Azores”.

André Ventura, president and sole deputy of Chega, repeated that he will demand presence in the Government if his party “has a significant vote, above 7%”.

The president and sole deputy of the Liberal Initiative, João Cotrim de Figueiredo, said he was open to discussing with the PSD “an alternative government”, with “reformist impetus”, but without certainty about the result: “I don’t know if it will be easy or not it’s going to be easy”.

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Germany is boosting, but so is Corona: The new variant from South Africa infects more people and much faster, the incubation period is only three days! In “Hart aber fair” Frank Plasberg asks: “In the omicron wave: What does compulsory vaccination bring?”

The guests

Malu Dreyer (60, SPD). The Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate is very cautious: “I think it’s right that the Bundestag is now discussing compulsory vaccination…”

Christine Aschenberg-Dugnus (62, FDP). The health politician is clear: “More vaccination yes – a general vaccination no!”

Prof. Timo Ulrichs (50). The epidemiologist diagnoses: “Compulsory vaccination is the only way to get out of this endless corona loop with new waves.”

Prof. Dr. Malte Thiessen (47). The medical historian knows: “We owe the fact that we can live like this today to vaccination programs.”

Michael Broecker (44). The journalist (“Media Pioneer”) says: “The Omikron variant, with its probably milder courses, completely removes the basis for compulsory vaccination.”

One for, two against, two draws: The Zoff-o-Meter is prepared for a lot!

Most personal statement

Dreyer starts with a gentle media scolding using the example of an interview with the virologist Prof. Christian Drosten: “Some media say that we have a chance of salvation, but it is not communicated that we need stronger immunization of the population.”

Malu Dreyer (60, SPD), Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, adheres to all Corona rulesPhoto: ARD

The Prime Minister, who has been vaccinated three times, says about herself: “I am very well protected. I wear a mask, abide by all the rules I talk about all day, so don’t be afraid.”

Most ambivalent comment

“The obligation to vaccinate is almost like a panic action by politicians, which unfortunately does not achieve the goal!” criticizes Bröcker, for whom “the impacts are getting closer, also in the private sphere.”

Already infected in the first wave in 2020, the journalist now says: “I had a more difficult course and I promote vaccination wherever I can. But it just can’t eradicate a virus!”

Would he vaccinate his children, ages six and eight, one with a pre-existing heart condition? Answer: “We will probably do it, but we struggle with it.”

Contrasting points of view

“We have too many people who have to go to the hospital,” warns the epidemiologist. That’s why not vaccinating is “unfair to others who have to be cared for in the health system, because of Corona, but also other diseases.”

Aschenberg-Dugnus, on the other hand, doesn’t want to “just let Omikron rush through”, but: “If things change, you have to adapt the measures. There always has to be the right balance between protecting your health and having the freedom you need.”

Most conclusive explanation

An ARD clip shows unusual numbers: Bremen has the highest vaccination rate, but also the highest number of infections. Saxony has few vaccinations, but also low incidences. How come?

“This is a snapshot,” explains the epidemiologist. “Omicron was able to spread very quickly in Bremen: returning travelers, metropolitan area.” In the east, the delta wave is still on the wane, but Omicron will soon arrive there too. Oof!


Infection epidemiologist Professor Timo Ulrichs (50) is convinced that compulsory vaccination will help to be well prepared for next winter

Infection epidemiologist Professor Timo Ulrichs (50) is convinced that compulsory vaccination will help to be well prepared for next winterPhoto: ARD

Then the Zoff-o-Meter starts

Plasberg is all too gentle, and he accelerates with a tried-and-tested Bavarian racing fuel from the high-octane range: “You have a colleague whose name is Söder,” he says to Dreyer, “and he was always at the forefront, also had virologists on the left and overtaken on the right. You’re already laughing…”

The humorous moderation doesn’t fail to have an effect: big giggles and grins all around.

Most successful emergency braking

The SPD politician gratefully accepts the proposal: “Miraculous turns in Mr. Söder are no surprises for me,” she scoffs.

But journalist Bröcker counters them: “You said last summer: Vaccination is definitely not mandatory. So you too have made a turn.” Boom!

Scariest info

Then Plasberg shocked the audience with a typical Lauterbach cracker: “It’s quite possible,” warns the new Minister of Health in a clip, “that we’ll be dealing with a mutated Delta guy in the fall.” Wow!

Can compulsory vaccination protect against this? The talk show host wants to know. “This is now reading coffee grounds,” the FDP politician softened.

Sharpest shots

You won’t get the hard core of the refusers anyway, says Bröcker, because: “You won’t ram the vaccination syringe into anyone’s arm with a law enforcement officer!”

“But a bit of pressure helps,” the talk show host suspects and takes the chancellor on his horns: “Whoever orders leadership gets leadership, Scholz said. Is that perhaps a question of cowardice in the face of coalition disputes that could tear the FDP apart?”


FDP health expert Christine Aschenberg-Dugnus (62):

FDP health expert Christine Aschenberg-Dugnus (62): “When things change, you have to adapt the measures.”Photo: ARD

And again Zoff

Oh! Plasberg even goes one better: “It looks a bit as if you are taking parliamentarianism to prevent a first big embarrassment of this hopeful coalition,” he says with relish to the FDP MPs.

“I don’t see it as a disgrace if you discuss a highly ethical issue in public!” Aschenberg-Dugnus retorted. “That’s called democracy, and that’s what I call transparency!”

Hardest attack

“Of course that’s a protective claim!” Bröcker rants and bangs angrily on the table. “There were so many moments when I wished for a passionate open debate!”

His glaring accusation: “Now that it has been established that there is definitely no clear majority for compulsory vaccination in your own traffic light, to pretend that this is the really big ethical question, that is not honest, and nobody believes that either !“

Foolest Defensive Tactics

Dreyer jumps to the beleaguered traffic light colleague, with the proven trick of refuting justified criticism with targeted exaggeration. “It really isn’t a question of Basta politics!” she warns. Nobody claimed either.

Then the Prime Minister happily swore: “Great medical-ethical background! Responsibility towards the population! It is also a question of how to understand leadership! How to understand leadership!” Hm – before the election, however, the SPD posters always featured slogans like “Scholz tackles it”…


Prof. Dr.  Malte Thießen (47):

Prof. Dr. Malte Thießen (47): “The history of compulsory vaccination is not a success story”Photo: ARD

Most interesting background story

“The history of compulsory vaccination is not a success story,” warns Prof. Thießen. There are “frightening parallels” to today, including “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” And: “Even in the authoritarian empire, people shied away from compulsory vaccination!”

“Compulsory vaccination has four serious side effects, the historian notes. “You mobilize opponents. It is a blunt sword because the sanctions are useless. Shortly thereafter, counterfeiting flourished. And it is a culture of distrust.”

Most amazing answer

The last ARD clip shows quick politics from Italy: on Wednesday consultation in the Council of Ministers, on Saturday vaccination for those over 50 years old, penalties of up to 1500 euros from February. Plasberg’s provocative question: “Are we making the more conscientious decisions or just the slower ones?”

“The orientation debate will take place at the end of January, and the group proposals will be discussed in February/March,” Dreyer asserts. “It is really foreseeable that the Bundestag will come to a decision, and I think that suits our democratic culture in Germany.” Heidwitzka, Madame Captain!

Best prognosis

“When will this pandemic end for you?” moans Plasberg at the end. Bröcker knows the answer: “If the talk show no longer discusses Corona.” Amen!

quote of the evening

“We should see that we come to Potte!” Prof. Timo Ulrichs on urgently needed preparations for autumn and winter.

Conclusion

Politics in the opinion moult, debate as exciting as a flip book, forecasts like in the lottery, but the other guests and especially the talk show host bowled with a bang: It was a talk in the “all nines” category.

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Germany is boosting, but so is Corona: The new variant from South Africa infects more people and much faster, the incubation period is only three days! In “Hart aber fair” Frank Plasberg asks: “In the omicron wave: What does compulsory vaccination bring?”

The guests

Malu Dreyer (60, SPD). The Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate is very cautious: “I think it’s right that the Bundestag is now discussing compulsory vaccination…”

Christine Aschenberg-Dugnus (62, FDP). The health politician is clear: “More vaccination yes – a general vaccination no!”

Prof. Timo Ulrichs (50). The epidemiologist diagnoses: “Compulsory vaccination is the only way to get out of this endless corona loop with new waves.”

Prof. Dr. Malte Thiessen (47). The medical historian knows: “We owe the fact that we can live like this today to vaccination programs.”

Michael Broecker (44). The journalist (“Media Pioneer”) says: “The Omikron variant, with its probably milder courses, completely removes the basis for compulsory vaccination.”

One for, two against, two draws: The Zoff-o-Meter is prepared for a lot!

Most personal statement

Dreyer starts with a gentle media scolding using the example of an interview with the virologist Prof. Christian Drosten: “Some media say that we have a chance of salvation, but it is not communicated that we need stronger immunization of the population.”

Malu Dreyer (60, SPD), Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, adheres to all Corona rulesPhoto: ARD

The Prime Minister, who has been vaccinated three times, says about herself: “I am very well protected. I wear a mask, abide by all the rules I talk about all day, so don’t be afraid.”

Most ambivalent comment

“The obligation to vaccinate is almost like a panic action by politicians, which unfortunately does not achieve the goal!” criticizes Bröcker, for whom “the impacts are getting closer, also in the private sphere.”

Already infected in the first wave in 2020, the journalist now says: “I had a more difficult course and I promote vaccination wherever I can. But it just can’t eradicate a virus!”

Would he vaccinate his children, ages six and eight, one with a pre-existing heart condition? Answer: “We will probably do it, but we struggle with it.”

Contrasting points of view

“We have too many people who have to go to the hospital,” warns the epidemiologist. That’s why not vaccinating is “unfair to others who have to be cared for in the health system, because of Corona, but also other diseases.”

Aschenberg-Dugnus, on the other hand, doesn’t want to “just let Omikron rush through”, but: “If things change, you have to adapt the measures. There always has to be the right balance between protecting your health and having the freedom you need.”

Most conclusive explanation

An ARD clip shows unusual numbers: Bremen has the highest vaccination rate, but also the highest number of infections. Saxony has few vaccinations, but also low incidences. How come?

“This is a snapshot,” explains the epidemiologist. “Omicron was able to spread very quickly in Bremen: returning travelers, metropolitan area.” In the east, the delta wave is still on the wane, but Omicron will soon arrive there too. Oof!


Infection epidemiologist Professor Timo Ulrichs (50) is convinced that compulsory vaccination will help to be well prepared for next winter

Infection epidemiologist Professor Timo Ulrichs (50) is convinced that compulsory vaccination will help to be well prepared for next winterPhoto: ARD

Then the Zoff-o-Meter starts

Plasberg is all too gentle, and he accelerates with a tried-and-tested Bavarian racing fuel from the high-octane range: “You have a colleague whose name is Söder,” he says to Dreyer, “and he was always at the forefront, also had virologists on the left and overtaken on the right. You’re already laughing…”

The humorous moderation doesn’t fail to have an effect: big giggles and grins all around.

Most successful emergency braking

The SPD politician gratefully accepts the proposal: “Miraculous turns in Mr. Söder are no surprises for me,” she scoffs.

But journalist Bröcker counters them: “You said last summer: Vaccination is definitely not mandatory. So you too have made a turn.” Boom!

Scariest info

Then Plasberg shocked the audience with a typical Lauterbach cracker: “It’s quite possible,” warns the new Minister of Health in a clip, “that we’ll be dealing with a mutated Delta guy in the fall.” Wow!

Can compulsory vaccination protect against this? The talk show host wants to know. “This is now reading coffee grounds,” the FDP politician softened.

Sharpest shots

You won’t get the hard core of the refusers anyway, says Bröcker, because: “You won’t ram the vaccination syringe into anyone’s arm with a law enforcement officer!”

“But a bit of pressure helps,” the talk show host suspects and takes the chancellor on his horns: “Whoever orders leadership gets leadership, Scholz said. Is that perhaps a question of cowardice in the face of coalition disputes that could tear the FDP apart?”


FDP health expert Christine Aschenberg-Dugnus (62):

FDP health expert Christine Aschenberg-Dugnus (62): “When things change, you have to adapt the measures.”Photo: ARD

And again Zoff

Oh! Plasberg even goes one better: “It looks a bit as if you are taking parliamentarianism to prevent a first big embarrassment of this hopeful coalition,” he says with relish to the FDP MPs.

“I don’t see it as a disgrace if you discuss a highly ethical issue in public!” Aschenberg-Dugnus retorted. “That’s called democracy, and that’s what I call transparency!”

Hardest attack

“Of course that’s a protective claim!” Bröcker rants and bangs angrily on the table. “There were so many moments when I wished for a passionate open debate!”

His glaring accusation: “Now that it has been established that there is definitely no clear majority for compulsory vaccination in your own traffic light, to pretend that this is the really big ethical question, that is not honest, and nobody believes that either !“

Foolest Defensive Tactics

Dreyer jumps to the beleaguered traffic light colleague, with the proven trick of refuting justified criticism with targeted exaggeration. “It really isn’t a question of Basta politics!” she warns. Nobody claimed either.

Then the Prime Minister happily swore: “Great medical-ethical background! Responsibility towards the population! It is also a question of how to understand leadership! How to understand leadership!” Hm – before the election, however, the SPD posters always featured slogans like “Scholz tackles it”…


Prof. Dr.  Malte Thießen (47):

Prof. Dr. Malte Thießen (47): “The history of compulsory vaccination is not a success story”Photo: ARD

Most interesting background story

“The history of compulsory vaccination is not a success story,” warns Prof. Thießen. There are “frightening parallels” to today, including “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” And: “Even in the authoritarian empire, people shied away from compulsory vaccination!”

“Compulsory vaccination has four serious side effects, the historian notes. “You mobilize opponents. It is a blunt sword because the sanctions are useless. Shortly thereafter, counterfeiting flourished. And it is a culture of distrust.”

Most amazing answer

The last ARD clip shows quick politics from Italy: on Wednesday consultation in the Council of Ministers, on Saturday vaccination for those over 50 years old, penalties of up to 1500 euros from February. Plasberg’s provocative question: “Are we making the more conscientious decisions or just the slower ones?”

“The orientation debate will take place at the end of January, and the group proposals will be discussed in February/March,” Dreyer asserts. “It is really foreseeable that the Bundestag will come to a decision, and I think that suits our democratic culture in Germany.” Heidwitzka, Madame Captain!

Best prognosis

“When will this pandemic end for you?” moans Plasberg at the end. Bröcker knows the answer: “If the talk show no longer discusses Corona.” Amen!

quote of the evening

“We should see that we come to Potte!” Prof. Timo Ulrichs on urgently needed preparations for autumn and winter.

Conclusion

Politics in the opinion moult, debate as exciting as a flip book, forecasts like in the lottery, but the other guests and especially the talk show host bowled with a bang: It was a talk in the “all nines” category.

.

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