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Scary satellite images show Hurricane Ian hitting Florida
United States

Scary satellite images show Hurricane Ian hitting Florida

Images were captured by the GOES-16 satellite of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Satellite images show the power of Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the United States, currently classified as a Category 3 storm. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-16 satellite shows lightning around the hurricane as it approaches land in Florida. On Wednesday, NOAA shared satellite images of the hurricane approaching the Cayo Islands, with winds in excess of 240 kilometers per hour.  https://twitter.com/NOAASatellites/status/1575208260315258880 Nearly two million people were left without power or with only partial supply in Florida when the hurricane - at the time still a Category 4 - made landfall, with winds above 180 ...
Cristina Kirchner suffers attempted attack in Argentina
Argentina

Cristina Kirchner suffers attempted attack in Argentina

President Alberto Fernández called the episode "the most serious since 1983 when the country regained democracy" and declared a national holiday this Friday so that "the people express solidarity with Cristina Kirchner". Brazilian Fernando Montiel, based in Buenos Aires, even aimed a point-blank shot in the face of Vice President Cristina Kirchner. On Thursday night, Cristina Kirchner, Argentina's vice president, was the victim of an assassination attempt near her home in Buenos Aires. In the crowd of people, a Brazilian living in Buenos Aires, identified as Fernando Montiel, pointed a pistol a few centimeters from Kirchner's face, but the weapon did not fire. The man, promptly arrested, "held a gun to his head and pulled the trigger", the President said in a national broadcast. Fernánd...
Russia strengthens authoritarian regimes in Latin America
Latin America

Russia strengthens authoritarian regimes in Latin America

Through targeted threats, military activities and disinformation campaigns, Russia is strengthening the dictatorships of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela as a geopolitical foothold to achieve its expansion in the region, according to a report by Israel News platform, a media outlet. Israeli broadcasting news in Spanish. “Russia is acting more aggressively in the hemisphere. The Kremlin and its historic Latin American partners are clearly stepping up actions to create greater social and economic destabilization,” Jorge Serrano, a member of the advisory team of the Peruvian Congressional Intelligence Commission, told Diálogo on August 15, 2022. “If someone wants to attack an enemy, weaken his allies. Governments close to the US are where Russia and this axis place the greatest emphasis on de...
The Nicaraguan regime closes three more radio stations
Latin America, Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan regime closes three more radio stations

During the last broadcast on Radio San Carlos, on August 15, a prayer was made to the Divine Mercy, presided over by a nun who was present at the station's booth located southeast of Managua. However, hours later, Instituto Nicaraguense de Telecomunicações e Correios (Telcor) canceled the station's license, along with two other media outlets: Rádio La Guarachera and Rádio Sky, both located in the west of the country. The last two stations belonged to the family of businessman Anibal Toruño, owner of Rádio Darío, which was also recently canceled. Toruño said that the measure by the telecommunications regulator, led by Nahima Díaz, is part of an “attack and a genocide” against freedom of expression in Nicaragua, “by a monstrous insanity” of the regime of Daniel Ortega-Rosario Murillo. I...
Iran expands its influence in Latin America
Latin America

Iran expands its influence in Latin America

Iran, with the help of the terrorist organization Hezbollah and pro-Iranian groups, is seeking to expand its ideological influence in Latin America through the internet, social networks and points of convergence, according to the study Propaganda, Narratives and Influence in Latin America. : Iran, Hezbollah and Al-Tajammu, from the International Institute for the Fight against Terrorism (ICT), at the Reichman University, Israel. “It is a large-scale psychological warfare, using social networks, satellites and Spanish-language media, which promote [Iranian] interests to attack the West and Latin America,” Jorge Serrano, a member of the Commission’s advisory team, told Diálogo. of Peru's Congressional Intelligence on August 10, 2022. “Behind this is VEVAK (Iran's Ministry of Intelligence ...
Top secret documents, dangers to spies and obstruction of justice. Never-before-seen warrant reveals FBI suspicions about Trump
United States

Top secret documents, dangers to spies and obstruction of justice. Never-before-seen warrant reveals FBI suspicions about Trump

The court decided to release a document that explains the reasons for the searches in Mar-a-Lago, at Trump's resort. Ex-President says it only proves the operation is a witch hunt. It's an unprecedented revelation that is sending shockwaves through American politics (and justice). The decision by a Florida judge to make public part of the warrant for the search of Donald Trump's resort came to reveal the FBI's suspicions about the "highly sensitive and confidential" documents and evidence of obstruction of justice that Trump is keeping in his files. private quarters — which has already earned an indignant reaction from the former President of the United States. After several US media outlets made requests to the South Florida court to release the documents relating to the searche...
More than 700 kilos of cocaine seized in tuna cans in Colombia
Colombia, South America

More than 700 kilos of cocaine seized in tuna cans in Colombia

Investigators found 100 cardboard boxes containing cans in which tuna had been exchanged for 744 kilograms of cocaine. Colombian authorities seized 744 kilograms of cocaine hidden in tuna cans at a house in the southwest of the country, on the border with Ecuador, the Attorney General's Office said on Thursday. The operation was carried out in a house in Ipiales, in the department of Narino, by agents of the Specialized Directorate against Drug Trafficking and the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI, of the Colombian Public Ministry) and no arrests were reported. At the scene, investigators found 100 cardboard boxes containing cans, in which the tuna had been exchanged for 744 kilograms of cocaine, the Colombian Attorney General said in a statement. According to the investigation, the c...
Why Latin America doesn’t have a train network like Europe’s
Latin America

Why Latin America doesn’t have a train network like Europe’s

There is a small passenger train in Latin America that connects two countries. But it is a rare exception across the continent. The railroad is not a common way to travel between cities in a 19.5 million square kilometer region used to road traffic. Many Latin Americans look with envy at Europe's trains, full of passengers and crowded with tourists during the summer, which connect European capitals at breakneck speeds at affordable prices for ordinary people. Time, price, frequency, and comfort are the main features of high-speed trains in Europe. The one that connects Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, covers the 620 km that separate the two cities in just 2 and a half hours. The same road trip would take just over 6 hours by car. And as the stations are located in the center of cities, ...
Polio virus detected in wastewater from London and New York
United States, UK

Polio virus detected in wastewater from London and New York

The polio virus was detected in wastewater from New York City, United States of America. This signal suggests that there is “local transmission of the virus”, according to information provided by the authorities, this Saturday. This confirmation comes less than a month after the country reported the first case of the disease in almost a decade. Given this scenario, the authorities have already warned the population to get vaccinated, especially children, who are the group most affected by the disease. "The risk to New Yorkers is real, but the defense is so simple - get vaccinated against Polio," Ashwin Vasan, New York City's health commissioner, said in a statement. However, London, the capital of the United Kingdom, also reported evidence of the virus in sewers at the end of June, an...
Russia suspends inspections of US nuclear arsenal
United States, Russia, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Russia suspends inspections of US nuclear arsenal

According to Russia, the US is currently at an advantage as it has deprived Moscow of the right to carry out inspections on US territory. Russia has informed the United States of America (USA) that it has "temporarily" suspended on-site inspections of its strategic nuclear weapons. These inspections were part of the arms control treaty known as New START, in effect since February 2011. According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs quoted by the BBC, the US is currently at an advantage with regard to this agreement given that it has deprived Russia of the right to carry out inspections on American territory. According to the tutelage, US sanctions imposed on Russia on Ukraine have changed conditions between the countries, necessitating the suspension of the last remaining arms r...