Buenos aires – Gicarg http://gicarg.org/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:54:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://gicarg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-105x105.png Buenos aires – Gicarg http://gicarg.org/ 32 32 Buenos Aires Hours | The opposition demands the resignation of Aníbal Fernández after the clash of the cartoonists https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-the-opposition-demands-the-resignation-of-anibal-fernandez-after-the-clash-of-the-cartoonists/ https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-the-opposition-demands-the-resignation-of-anibal-fernandez-after-the-clash-of-the-cartoonists/#respond Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:25:38 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-the-opposition-demands-the-resignation-of-anibal-fernandez-after-the-clash-of-the-cartoonists/ Security Minister Aníbal Fernández apologized to newspaper comedian Cristian Dzwonik, better known as “Nik”, after the cartoonist denounced him for threats during a heated exchange on the networks social. Press associations condemned the minister on Tuesday, with Fernández also being criticized by his own party colleagues over his initial comments. The opposition leaders of the […]]]>

Security Minister Aníbal Fernández apologized to newspaper comedian Cristian Dzwonik, better known as “Nik”, after the cartoonist denounced him for threats during a heated exchange on the networks social.

Press associations condemned the minister on Tuesday, with Fernández also being criticized by his own party colleagues over his initial comments. The opposition leaders of the Juntos por el Cambio coalition went even further, demanding the resignation of the official following the episode.

Controversy erupted after Dzwonik, the creator of famous comic book character Gatturo, posted a tweet in which he criticized the government for ‘freebies’ to voters in the middle of an election campaign, citing “[state-funded] graduation trips, [social] plans and documents. “

Angered by the comments, Fernández replied that “many schools in the city of Buenos Aires receive state grants and that’s okay.” He then controversially cited the example of ORT college – the school the daughters of the designer attend.

“Security Minister Aníbal Fernández dedicated a tweet persecuting me with a veiled threat letting me know that he knows which college my youngest daughters attend,” Dzwonik replied on Twitter. “The minister who should offer ‘SECURITY’ to every Argentinian harasses those who think differently. I am scared.”

Fernández, who only joined the Cabinet on September 17 during a cabinet reshuffle, sought to explain himself by responding to a user who had criticized his remarks.

“I didn’t threaten anyone. I told Nik if he felt threatened I would apologize. No sweat, I didn’t hurt,” he said.

Despite the explanation, the ADEPA newspaper association severely condemned the minister’s intimidating remarks and the reference to the cartoonist’s family.

“The message, which includes information about the cartoonist’s entourage, is particularly serious, especially coming from a person responsible for ensuring the safety of citizens,” the press group said.

Fernández, however, ensured that his controversial tweet against Nik was part of a “debate”, complaining that the cartoonist “attacks [the government] nonstop.”

“One of the many things I think I do is write, my writing is crisp and clear. It was a debate we had on grants,” the official said.

On Wednesday morning, however, Fernández complained to reporters about the “phenomenal attacks” on him, which he described as “ruthless”.

The origin of the conflict

The clash between the Minister of Security and the cartoonist began when Nik criticized the plan of the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, to grant “free graduation trips” to 220,000 school students. provincial.

On October 8, he tweeted: “Donate refrigerators, gas cylinders, graduation trips, [social] plans, cash back, whatever. How sad to never hear the words WORK, EFFORT, FUTURE. The DIGNITY of the people will overcome them once more.

Without being addressed directly, Fernández took up the challenge by responding: “There are many schools in the city of Buenos Aires that receive state subsidies and that’s good. For example, the ORT college. Do you know ? draw it for you? Excellent school, I guarantee it. I repeat… Do you know? ”

Naming the school the cartoonist’s daughters attended was what made the message sound like a threat. It was understood as such by the cartoonist.

“The director of the ORT college confirmed that he was not receiving any state subsidy. The minister gave false news. A few hours later, @FernandezAnibal, who mentioned me on his Twitter but blocked me, deleted his tweet,” Nik complained.

“National Security Minister Aníbal Fernández, with our children, NO” were the words the comedian attached to a cartoon in reaction.

In response to this, the minister explained, “For those who followed Nik’s argument with me, I wrote to his WhatsApp saying that if he understood anything in my expressions as a threat, I apologize. I spoke about it with the president of the DAIA [Jewish umbrella grouping]. Didn’t he get it when I said I would draw it for him? There you go, ”adding a drawing of Gaturro (the protagonist of Nik’s feline cartoon) visiting the school, giving him to understand that he used it as an example for this reason.

“It’s written very clearly. Nothing more than an ongoing debate with him on subsidies and the debate ended there, ”Fernández explained later in a dialogue with the TN television news channel.

In this sense, the Minister said: “I would never joke with anyone’s children and if he took it that way, I apologize honestly”, adding that apologizing would not be a problem for him. .

According to Fernández, “explaining these things is an obligation”, saying: “Children, homes and women are temples that we do not interfere.”

On Tuesday, the first legal complaints arrived, with a lawyer denouncing Security Minister Fernández for “abuse of power and threats”.

Santiago Dupuy de Lomé, a familiar presence at the Federal Courthouse in Comodoro Py, posted his denunciation, which was registered under number 6580/2021 and lies with Federal Judge Julián Ercolini.

Reactions

64-year-old Fernández’s comments were criticized from both sides of the aisle, including by Chief of Staff Juan Manzur, who described them as “very unhappy”.

The security minister, who has held several key government positions over the past two decades under the presidencies of Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, also faces calls for his resignation from opposition leaders in the Juntos por el Cambio.

Maximiliano Ferraro, who chairs the lower house caucus of the Civic Coalition, warned: “The country is upside down when Security Minister Aníbal Fernández, instead of protecting citizens, scares them with threats in his public statements on social networks. What happened is serious. and inadmissible and we demand a retraction, declaring our solidarity with the satirical cartoonist Nick (sic). “

Hinting at further legal action, Elisa Carrió, another Civic Coalition leader, called on the courts to investigate Aníbal Fernández’s threats against Nik, seeing them as “an expression of racist thought and Nazi “, as well as” a very clear type of anti-Semitic attack. “

During the election campaign in Mar del Plata, the former deputy told TN about the clash on Twitter between Fernández and the creator of Gaturro.

“ORT College is Jewish. He not only threatens Nik’s children who draw the college, but he turns the name of the Jewish college in Buenos Aires into a kind of very clear anti-Semitic attack, ”he said.

Via his Twitter account, former President Mauricio Macri also raised the controversy, while expressing his surprise that the threats could come from Governor Kicillof’s “free graduation trips” for 220,000 schoolchildren in the province of BA.

“WE ARE ALL NIK. I cannot get over my astonishment. Security Minister Aníbal Fernández threatened Nik about a tweet criticizing the delivery of refrigerators, gas cylinders and graduation trips for purposes election, “Macri said.

Along the same lines, he added: “In response to this tweet, Minister Fernández publicly identified the school attended by Nik’s daughters, seeking not only to intimidate the author and his daughters but at the same time any other citizen. who would dare to criticize the government. “

Nevertheless, he explained that “this time the fear did not win”, since the citizens and the organizations “immediately repudiated the minister”.

“We are tired of assaults and arrogance. We have already told him that we have had enough, we are no longer afraid of him, millions of us are fed up, “said the ex-president, adding:” The end of this dark period is close”.

The top candidate for the lower house of the ruling coalition in the city of Buenos Aires, Leandro Santoro, has also entered into controversy.

“Yesterday I called Aníbal about this and I could not reach him,” Santoro said, considering that any reference to family or children in the context of a political discussion was “unacceptable”, that ‘it is direct or indirect.

“The truth is I don’t know what Anibal meant, it’s unacceptable,” he said in an interview, questioning the minister and adding: “When the arguments get personal it doesn’t help politics”.

– SCHEDULES / NA / PERFIL

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A city guide to Buenos Aires, the inventive capital of Argentina https://gicarg.org/a-city-guide-to-buenos-aires-the-inventive-capital-of-argentina/ https://gicarg.org/a-city-guide-to-buenos-aires-the-inventive-capital-of-argentina/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://gicarg.org/a-city-guide-to-buenos-aires-the-inventive-capital-of-argentina/ Eight things to do in Buenos Aires 1. Xul Solar Museum: Built in 1993 to celebrate Argentinian artist Xul Solar, this museum contains his former apartment and a library of 3,500 books. The brutalist design and labyrinthine layout of the building were inspired by his mystical works, which included invented languages, tarot decks, and experimental […]]]>

Eight things to do in Buenos Aires

1. Xul Solar Museum: Built in 1993 to celebrate Argentinian artist Xul Solar, this museum contains his former apartment and a library of 3,500 books. The brutalist design and labyrinthine layout of the building were inspired by his mystical works, which included invented languages, tarot decks, and experimental instruments, and are fascinating to explore.

2. Martín García Island: A tour of this nature reserve includes the scenic Tigre Delta en route, accessible via a two-and-a-quarter-hour catamaran service from the Estación Fluvial river port in Tigre. During your stay, visit the traditional bakery, famous for its pan dulce (a panettone-style cake of Italian origin) and stroll through the ruins of the prison where former Argentine President Juan Perón was held in 1945. Sturla Viajes offers guided day trips to the island. To stay longer, book in the island campsite or in a simple youth hostel.

3. Confiterie del Molino: One of the city’s finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture, dating back to 1916, Café Confitería del Molino has been painstakingly restored over the past three years. Its iconic café, with its large stained-glass windows and marble pillars, is slated to reopen in 2022.

4. Belgrano R English Quarter: Buenos Aires’ English quarter, Belgrano R, is characterized by late 19th-century mansions and cobbled streets, making it ideal for a leisurely stroll. Originally inhabited by British nationals working in railway construction, it is now an upscale residential area dotted with embassies. Avenida Melián, with its canopy of tipas and dappled sunlight, easily wins the award for the most photogenic street in town.

5. Villa Crespo arts district: When the hallowed Ruth Benzacar Gallery made the bold decision to move from the established downtown arts district to a converted warehouse at Villa Crespo in 2014, other galleries quickly followed suit. Nora Fisch, La Ira de Dios, Gachi Prieto, Hache and Pabellón 4 are some of the key spaces to visit in the now bustling post-industrial district. Don’t miss the next edition of Gallery Days, an afternoon of tours, open workshops and performances.

6. San Martín Cultural Center: Extensively restored in 2017, this Modernist architectural gem, designed by Mario Roberto Álvarez in 1960, spans 13 floors, offering versatile auditoriums with exceptional acoustics, an arthouse cinema and a gallery with free exhibitions by exceptional Argentinian photographs. A rich program of ballet, opera, theater and music concerts takes place throughout the year.

7. The Republic of Los Niños: This 130-acre children’s theme park was designed by the Eva Perón Foundation and opened in 1951. It is believed to have inspired Disneyland; allegedly, Walt Disney noted the chocolate boxed houses and turreted buildings when it first opened, although it is more likely that he saw the plans during a visit in the 1940s. The “Republic” des enfants ”is essentially a rainbow-colored model city, with a child-friendly parliament, courthouse, church, theater, restaurants and even an airport.

8. Centennial Park: Built in 1910 to celebrate the centenary of the revolution that started Argentina’s War of Independence, this landscaped pleasure plot is an appetizer of Porteño life, best experienced on weekends when you can browse the stalls. second-hand books and the bustling flea market. Located on the perimeter, the ornate building of the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Science Museum is home to amazing regional dinosaur finds, while architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the Brutalist Naval Hospital, designed to resemble a ship.

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Buenos Aires Hours | 120-year-old Argentina cattle auction leaves Buenos Aires https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-120-year-old-argentina-cattle-auction-leaves-buenos-aires/ https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-120-year-old-argentina-cattle-auction-leaves-buenos-aires/#respond Sun, 10 Oct 2021 12:30:14 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-120-year-old-argentina-cattle-auction-leaves-buenos-aires/ Herders, livestock traders and the gauchos, emblematic figures of a country where grilling beef has long been a sacred ritual, are expelled from Buenos Aires. At the end of December, the Mercado de Liniers, a vast open-air cattle market built in 1901, is set to hold its last auction in front of what will certainly […]]]>

Herders, livestock traders and the gauchos, emblematic figures of a country where grilling beef has long been a sacred ritual, are expelled from Buenos Aires.

At the end of December, the Mercado de Liniers, a vast open-air cattle market built in 1901, is set to hold its last auction in front of what will certainly be a tearful crowd. A brand new facility, erected on the windswept pampas southwest of the city, will replace it, marking the end of an era. “It’s all very moving,” says Ismael Frechero, a cattle buyer who has been roaming the Liniers pens for five decades.

In fairness, the time for the market in the city was over.

The shepherd Ángel González watches over the cattle on horseback. “More than one of us will shed a tear” when Liniers closes, said González, 62, who has worked at the market for four decades and whose sons also work there.

Between the huge compost heaps and the heart-wrenching incidents triggered by cattle trucks plying the narrow streets, tensions with city dwellers have mounted. They came to a boil one recent evening, when a starving crowd forced a driver to let out a cow and proceeded to slaughter it on the spot in the street.

“We ended up in a place that we weren’t meant to be,” says Pablo Blasco, a 45-year-old livestock broker.

Liniers farewell to the city of the cattle market
Cattle search for space in one of the 2,000 wood pens in the Mercado de Liniers. The golden age of Argentinian breeding saw more than 30,000 cattle per day traded in Liniers; today the number is closer to 8,000.

Liniers was never supposed to be in Buenos Aires. At the time of construction it was well outside the city limits. But the urban sprawl soon engulfed it.

Calls for closure first surfaced in the 1990s, starting a slow and winding process marred by setback after setback.

Combo 5 cattle
The wheels fell off a move previously planned in 2006, when a protectionist government intervened heavily in Argentina’s beef trade. But in 2017, the mayor of Buenos Aires set a deadline to evict the stockyards.

Officials who run the market hope the move to the town of Cañuelas will help revive business. Many pastoralists have started to make deals directly with slaughterhouses to avoid paying the exorbitant fees required to send their cattle to the city. Yet even today Liniers is the dominant livestock market in a country which, despite recent declines, remains both a major consumer and exporter of beef. Some 8,000 cows pass through its auction house on a typical day.

The new facility, a glittering monument of modern animal husbandry constructed at a cost of US $ 20 million, seems a world apart from the old.

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The Canadian-designed architecture of the New Cañuelas Market is a sanctuary of symmetry, with a 10-acre roof that will eventually supply all of the market’s energy and water needs by supporting solar panels and channeling precipitation.

At Liniers, the cattle enclosures were carved out of wood and the floors were made of beaten earth; in Cañuelas everything is made of steel and brick. At Liniers, transactions were scribbled on paper and pen; in Cañuelas, they will be digitally documented. There are even new safety instructions in Cañuelas for traders and gauchos on horseback: Out are the traditional cotton boina hats and soft alpargata slip-on shoes; helmets and heavy duty boots are strongly encouraged instead.

Frechero, 70, is preparing to move. “Imagine it: people came as boys, did their military service, went back to the market, got married while working here, and had families. But, he says, “we have to adapt.”

Cañuelas Cattle Market 7
At ground level, several details are inspired by Temple Grandin, an American scientist who developed methods for more humane treatment of cattle.

by Jonathan Gilbert, Bloomberg

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Buenos Aires Hours | Brazil exceeds 600,000 deaths from Covid https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-brazil-exceeds-600000-deaths-from-covid/ https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-brazil-exceeds-600000-deaths-from-covid/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 22:46:24 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-brazil-exceeds-600000-deaths-from-covid/ Brazil surpassed 600,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Friday, the health ministry said. The country of 213 million people has also recorded more than 21.5 million cases of the deadly virus. It is the second most affected country in the world by Covid deaths after the United States, although many experts consider the official figures to […]]]>

Brazil surpassed 600,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Friday, the health ministry said. The country of 213 million people has also recorded more than 21.5 million cases of the deadly virus.

It is the second most affected country in the world by Covid deaths after the United States, although many experts consider the official figures to be underestimated.

The United States recently passed 700,000 deaths, although its population is 35% larger.

Brazil recorded 615 new deaths on Friday, as well as 18,000 cases in the past 24 hours.

“The situation has improved but we cannot let our guard down,” Margareth Dalcolmo, pulmonologist and researcher at the prestigious Fiocruz research institute, told AFP.

She said the pandemic could only be considered under control once “we have 80 percent of the population vaccinated.”

So far, 71.4 percent of Brazilians have received at least one dose of vaccination, but only 45.9 percent are fully immunized.

Brazil’s vaccination program began in late January, several weeks after Argentina and the United States, which specialists blamed on a lack of government planning.

Things have improved dramatically from three months ago, however, when the vaccination campaign was progressing and 2,000 Brazilians per day were dying from Covid.

This death rate fell below 1,000 in late July and continued to decline until it stabilized around 500 in September.

Brazil is far from seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel, the situation remains worrying,” said Domingos Alves, a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo.

Despite these concerns, major cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are continuing their efforts to return to normal life.

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes even said February’s carnival, one of the most popular in the world, would take place “without restrictions”.

– AFP

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APM Terminals Buenos Aires purchases a new mobile port crane https://gicarg.org/apm-terminals-buenos-aires-purchases-a-new-mobile-port-crane/ https://gicarg.org/apm-terminals-buenos-aires-purchases-a-new-mobile-port-crane/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 05:00:58 +0000 https://gicarg.org/apm-terminals-buenos-aires-purchases-a-new-mobile-port-crane/ The crane has a capacity of 154 tons APM Terminals (APMT) Buenos Aires has commissioned a new mobile port crane at the terminal, with the aim of providing faster and more efficient loading and unloading of ships. The purchase of the crane, with a capacity of 154 tonnes and a reach of 54 m, is […]]]>

The crane has a capacity of 154 tons

APM Terminals (APMT) Buenos Aires has commissioned a new mobile port crane at the terminal, with the aim of providing faster and more efficient loading and unloading of ships.

The purchase of the crane, with a capacity of 154 tonnes and a reach of 54 m, is part of the operator’s larger investment plan.

The terminal also worked with local talent on an innovative security dojo, which is a Japanese term for a place of immersive learning.

It provides interactive learning tools and simulations that explain how to identify potentially dangerous situations and what to do in those situations.

Juan Pablo Lloret, Head of Safety at APMT, said: “Safety is our priority and our license to operate. Our Dojo is inspired by the LEAN work philosophy that we have adopted in all areas of our operations.

“This allows us to implement processes and continuous improvements to help us become even safer, every day. It is an initiative designed by and for our people. In addition to education in the prevention of dangerous situations, it promotes a culture of safe, responsible and collaborative work.

In addition to training employees and contractors, the space is also open to the public visiting the terminal, customers and suppliers.

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Buenos Aires Hours | Bullrich: Macri to miss ARA San Juan’s illegal spy hearing https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-bullrich-macri-to-miss-ara-san-juans-illegal-spy-hearing/ https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-bullrich-macri-to-miss-ara-san-juans-illegal-spy-hearing/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 01:03:23 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-bullrich-macri-to-miss-ara-san-juans-illegal-spy-hearing/ Former President Mauricio Macri will miss a hearing this week in which he was to be questioned about allegations of spying on relatives of 44 sailors who died in the sinking of the ARA San Juan Navy submarine, his party confirmed on Wednesday. The Cambiemos leader, who ruled Argentina from 2015 to 2019, cannot attend […]]]>

Former President Mauricio Macri will miss a hearing this week in which he was to be questioned about allegations of spying on relatives of 44 sailors who died in the sinking of the ARA San Juan Navy submarine, his party confirmed on Wednesday.

The Cambiemos leader, who ruled Argentina from 2015 to 2019, cannot attend a hearing scheduled for Thursday because he is outside the country to meet “international commitments”, and he will be back at the end of October, said Patricia Bullrich, President of Macri’s. PRO night.

“For this reason, I hope that the judge will understand the situation that has been generated with this imminent summons and that he will keep in mind the permanent vocation of respect and submission to the republican institutions that the former president assumes. Mauricio Macri, “she wrote in a letter to Federal Judge Dolores Martín Bava.

Bava subpoenaed Macri, 62, last week to testify about his role in the alleged espionage. The former president, whose party is part of the opposition Juntos coalition, was in the United States when he was ordered to testify.

The center-right leader is currently in Miami. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, he revealed that he had accepted an offer to teach “political leadership” at the Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom at Florida International University, an institute headed by Carlos Díaz-Rosillo, former adviser to former US President Donald Trump.

Upon his return to Argentina, the former businessman will again be prohibited from leaving the country at the request of Judge Bava.

In his letter to the court, Bullrich asked the magistrate to avoid “any hasty decision” which could “increase the noise” that the “untimely summons” generated in the media.

Context of the case

ARA San Juan The submarine went missing in November 2017. When it was found a little over a year later, it was at a depth of over 900 meters in a desolate area of ​​the South Atlantic, some 460 meters away. kilometers southeast of the Patagonian town of Comodoro Rivadavia. All 44 crew members died in the tragedy. The submarine had been crashed following an implosion apparently caused by technical failure. The authorities have decided not to attempt to bail him out.

The espionage case began with a criminal complaint from Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Director Cristina Caamaño, who uncovered evidence indicating that relatives of the deceased crew had been spied on during the tenure of the Macri administration.

Family members of the sailors told investigators they were followed and bugged, filmed and intimidated into dropping any claims related to the incident.

Macri is accused of ordering, authorizing, organizing and carrying out “the systematic execution of intelligence tasks expressly prohibited by law” between December 2017 and the end of 2018. He could face a prison sentence ranging from three to ten years. he is found. guilty of violating Argentina’s national intelligence law, although in this case aggravating circumstances could also be considered.

Judge Bava also ordered the prosecution of former directors of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Gustavo Arribas and Silvia Majdalani, who reported to Macri, on charges that they carried out “illegal espionage” on relatives, who were desperate to know the fate of their loved one. those.

Arribas and Majdalani deny the allegations made against them.

In March, two former military leaders were sanctioned for the sinking. Retired Admiral Marcelo Srur was sentenced to “45 days of arrest” for giving the Defense Ministry an “incomplete” picture of what happened.

Claudio Villamide, the former commander of the Submarine Force, was fired after being found guilty of “carelessness and neglect of the troops and equipment for which he was responsible”.

Two active captains were sentenced to 20 and 30 days of detention and the former head of a naval base in the south of the country 15 days.

– TIME / AFP

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Buenos Aires Hours | Venezuelan footballers denounce sexual abuse by former coach https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-venezuelan-footballers-denounce-sexual-abuse-by-former-coach/ https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-venezuelan-footballers-denounce-sexual-abuse-by-former-coach/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:51:24 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-venezuelan-footballers-denounce-sexual-abuse-by-former-coach/ Twenty-four of Venezuela’s top footballers, including Atlético Madrid striker Deyna Castellanos, on Tuesday denounced what they called sexual abuse by their former coach Kenneth Zseremeta, which they called ” monster “in a statement posted on social networks. “Last year, one of our teammates confessed to us that she had been sexually abused since the age […]]]>

Twenty-four of Venezuela’s top footballers, including Atlético Madrid striker Deyna Castellanos, on Tuesday denounced what they called sexual abuse by their former coach Kenneth Zseremeta, which they called ” monster “in a statement posted on social networks.

“Last year, one of our teammates confessed to us that she had been sexually abused since the age of 14 by the coach,” said the statement, signed by 24 players and posted on social networks by Castellanos, who was among the top three players. in the world in 2017.

They did not identify the victim, who said the abuse began in 2014.

“We have decided to break the silence to prevent physical, psychological and sexual abuse and harassment by football coach Kenneth Zseremeta from causing further casualties in women’s football and soccer,” the statement said.

He said after the first player’s revelations, “various teammates spoke of experiences of harassment, of abnormal questions and invitations, of blackmail to stay in the squad. [national team], requests for gifts out of context, massages and more. “

The players claimed that some of the coaching staff had allowed the abuse and said “many of us are still suffering from trauma and mental injury.”

Born in Panama, Zseremeta led several Venezuelan national teams from 2008 to 2017, winning the South American Under-17 title twice and qualifying the age category three times for the Worlds, with two semi-finalists in 2013 and 2016.

He was sacked in 2017 after claiming his players suffered from malnutrition as Venezuela faced a food shortage following an economic and financial crisis.

After leaving Venezuela, he worked in the Dominican Republic and Panama.

The players called on “all those concerned – FIFA, confederations, federations and leagues – not to allow this” coach “to continue his life in women’s football”.

– TIME / AFP

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Longest commercial flight Qantas has ever taken bringing stranded Australians home from Buenos Aires https://gicarg.org/longest-commercial-flight-qantas-has-ever-taken-bringing-stranded-australians-home-from-buenos-aires/ https://gicarg.org/longest-commercial-flight-qantas-has-ever-taken-bringing-stranded-australians-home-from-buenos-aires/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:52:23 +0000 https://gicarg.org/longest-commercial-flight-qantas-has-ever-taken-bringing-stranded-australians-home-from-buenos-aires/ A COVID-19 repatriation flight due to arrive in Darwin from Buenos Aires tonight will set a new record for the longest commercial flight ever operated by Qantas. Key points: 6pm flight from Argentina will land in Darwin tonight This will make Darwin Airport the first in the country to receive non-stop flights from all six […]]]>

A COVID-19 repatriation flight due to arrive in Darwin from Buenos Aires tonight will set a new record for the longest commercial flight ever operated by Qantas.

Passengers will be in the air for nearly 18 hours before landing at Darwin Airport tonight after traveling 14,683 kilometers.

“It is a little less than 200 kilometers longer than the [Perth-to-London] flight, which currently holds Qantas’ record, ”said aviation analyst Bruce Dale.

The flight also marks a milestone for Darwin Airport, which will become the first airport in Australia – and one of the very few in the world – to receive non-stop flights from all six permanently inhabited continents.

It is an exclusive club that has escaped some of the biggest airports in the world.

“Given the geography of the Earth, it is exceptionally rare to have non-stop flights from all continents of the world,” said Mr. Dale.

“Other airports that are part of the ‘club of six continents’ are Doha, Dubai and London – these are global hubs.”

The flight to Darwin will be Qantas’s longest distance commercial flight ever.(

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“We even beat Singapore for non-stop flights,” he added.

Australia via Antarctica

Passengers lucky enough to board the Boeing 787 will be delighted as they fly over the South Pole.

It might seem like an odd road to take, but it is the most direct way to get to Darwin via the Argentinian capital.

This is because the world is round and an ordinary map can be misleading about the actual distance between two places.

“If you were to cross straight through as you imagine on a map it would probably add 30 to 40 percent more distance,” Mr. Dale said.

“They’re going to fly over areas so remote that they might be the first to see that part of the world.”

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Bruce Dale says the flight is a big milestone for commercial airlines.(

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Passengers will also have a good view – the Boeing 787 has the largest windows of all passenger jets in service.

Confirmation pending on the Darwin-London route

Mr Dale – who works for Northern Territory airports – said the flight highlighted Darwin’s potential as an aviation hub.

“Darwin was Australia’s first international airport due to its location and our geography has not changed,” he said.

“We are certainly well positioned for services, particularly to Asia and Europe.

Qantas Managing Director Alan Joyce is currently in talks with the NT government about the possibility of using Darwin instead of Perth for the airline’s daily Melbourne-London flight and return flight from mid-December to April. .

The NT government has previously said getting the deal done is a matter of priority.

“I have asked the most senior officials to tackle this problem and, as a priority, to work with Darwin Airport and Qantas to make it happen,” said Chief Minister Michael Gunner.

More details are expected to be announced later this week.

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Buenos Aires Hours | Global energy crisis hits drought-stricken South America https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-global-energy-crisis-hits-drought-stricken-south-america/ https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-global-energy-crisis-hits-drought-stricken-south-america/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 01:24:14 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-global-energy-crisis-hits-drought-stricken-south-america/ The energy crisis sweeping the world is about to strike South America, where a historic drought has driven the region desperately to replace a collapse in hydropower production. Brazil is on the verge of power rationing and major blackouts, and will have to rely heavily on importing supplies from Uruguay and Argentina until next month […]]]>

The energy crisis sweeping the world is about to strike South America, where a historic drought has driven the region desperately to replace a collapse in hydropower production.

Brazil is on the verge of power rationing and major blackouts, and will have to rely heavily on importing supplies from Uruguay and Argentina until next month until the start of the rainy season and until the start of the rainy season. that the roadblocks are filled. This will strain the entire continent, with countries like Chile also hoping to rely on Argentine gas to survive their own hydropower crisis.

South America is in many ways ahead of the energy transition. Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, has relied on its hydropower industry for decades and is said to typically use this source for over 60% of the country’s electricity. But climate change is changing the dynamics as long-lasting and worsening droughts engulf the region, making hydropower increasingly unreliable.

Now the continent will be forced to compete for natural gas as a backup fuel, just as much of the world is doing the same, with Europe and China also facing huge energy shortages.

The sharp increase in export demand has already caused gas prices to skyrocket. New York-traded futures have more than doubled this year. In Asia, prices for liquefied natural gas, which is shipped around the world, have quintupled since April to a record high.

The timing could hardly be worse. South America still struggles to emerge from the economic shock of the pandemic, and rising grocery and electricity bills could increase poverty and accelerate emigration to the United States and other wealthy countries . The power crisis has become a huge political headache for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity is plummeting ahead of next year’s elections.

“There could be a race to the bottom of the populists,” said Schreiner Parker, vice president for Latin America at consultancy firm Rystad Energy.

Brazil’s hydroelectric reservoirs in the southeast and center-west, which account for nearly three-quarters of the country’s installed capacity, have fallen to 17% amid the worst drought in 91 years. Itaipú Binacional, a huge hydroelectric power station owned equally by Brazil and Paraguay, produced at its lowest level since 1993 on an annualized basis.

However, the energy situation in Latin America is by no means uniform. While Brazil and Chile are feeling it, Colombia is bursting with power. Thanks to the La Niña climate regime, which has resulted in increased precipitation in northeastern South America, Colombian dams have reached a historically high level of 86 percent of their capacity, almost double the levels of ‘one year ago. Hydropower represents up to three quarters of the country’s energy mix.

“This means that the price of electricity has been practically zero in the last three months on the spot market,” Colombian Minister of Mines and Energy Diego Mesa said on Thursday in an interview at headquarters. Bloomberg in New York.

But for Brazil and others, things could get even more difficult.

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La Niña is expected to delay the rainy season in the continent’s southern cone and make 2022 an even more difficult year for hydropower. There is a more than 70% chance that La Niña, caused by variations in ocean surface temperatures, will form across the equatorial Pacific between November and January, the US Climate Prediction Center said in early September.

This would almost certainly mean a new wave of drought for both the western United States, as well as southern Brazil and Argentina. The regions were desiccated by a La Niña at the end of 2020 at the beginning of 2021.

“This is my biggest concern,” said Gabriel Dufflis, senior analyst with Wood Mackenzie’s Brazil energy sector research team. “If that happens, we will enter the dry spell of 2022 in bad shape. “

And South America isn’t the only region struggling to compensate for dried up hydroelectric reservoirs as fossil fuel prices rise. A drought in the western United States has dried up rivers and streams, reducing reservoir levels at some of the nation’s largest dams to record levels. Overall, extremely dry conditions are expected to reduce the country’s hydropower production by 14% in 2021 compared to last year, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

“We are in a new paradigm of lower precipitation across the West” in the United States, said Ethan Paterno, energy markets expert at PA Consulting, a consulting firm. “Ultimately, this is going to mean a drop in hydroelectric production in the future.”

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Buenos Aires Hours | Here are the biggest revelations from the Pandora Papers leak https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-here-are-the-biggest-revelations-from-the-pandora-papers-leak/ https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-here-are-the-biggest-revelations-from-the-pandora-papers-leak/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:03:11 +0000 https://gicarg.org/buenos-aires-hours-here-are-the-biggest-revelations-from-the-pandora-papers-leak/ An unprecedented financial document leak known as the “Pandora Papers” has exposed the offshore financial assets of dozens of current and former world leaders and hundreds of politicians from Asia and the Middle East to Latin America. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists obtained 11.9 million confidential documents from 14 separate legal and financial services […]]]>

An unprecedented financial document leak known as the “Pandora Papers” has exposed the offshore financial assets of dozens of current and former world leaders and hundreds of politicians from Asia and the Middle East to Latin America.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists obtained 11.9 million confidential documents from 14 separate legal and financial services firms, which the group said offered “a global snapshot of an industry that helps the powerful and the ultra-rich. government officials around the world and other elites to conceal billions of dollars. tax authorities, prosecutors and others.

Transferring money through offshore accounts, in most low-tax jurisdictions, is legal in most countries, and many of the people named in the data release are not charged with wrongdoing. But the group of reporters said the 2.94 terabytes of financial and legal data – which makes this leak bigger than the 2016 Panama Papers release – shows that “the offshore money machine is running in every corner. of the planet, including the world’s greatest democracies ”, and involves some of the world’s best-known banks and law firms.

Here are some of the biggest reveals from the release:

The real estate empire of the King of Jordan
Jordan’s monarch King Abdullah II brought in an English accountant in Switzerland and lawyers from the British Virgin Islands to secretly buy 14 luxury homes worth $ 106 million, including a $ 23 million property dollars in California overlooking a beach, the ICIJ reported, noting the country relies on foreign aid to support its population and house millions of refugees. British lawyers for the king told the ICIJ that he was not required to pay taxes under Jordanian law, that he had never embezzled public funds and that he had “reasons of security and confidentiality for holding property through offshore companies ”.

Domaine Côte d’Azur
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, currently running for reelection, “transferred US $ 22 million via offshore companies to buy a lavish estate on the French Riviera in 2009 while keeping his property a secret,” said the HERE. The five-bedroom Chateau Bigaud, which is owned by a branch of one of Babis’ Czech companies, sits on 9.4 acres (3.8 hectares) in a hilltop village where Pablo Picasso spent the last years of his life , the group said.

The Queen and Azerbaijan
The data release revealed that the ruling Aliyev family in Azerbaijan have traded around US $ 540 million in goods in the UK in recent years, reported The Guardian, one of ICIJ’s media partners. Queen Elizabeth II’s Crown Estate has purchased property worth nearly $ 91 million from the family and is currently in the midst of an internal review of the purchase, the UK newspaper said. “In view of the potential concerns raised, we are examining the matter,” a Crown Estate spokesperson told the newspaper, who added that the Aliyevs declined to comment.

South Dakota, Nevada’s paradise
One of the “most disturbing revelations” for the United States has been the role of South Dakota, Nevada and other states which have passed financial secrecy laws that “rival those of offshore jurisdictions” and demonstrate the “growing US complicity in the offshore economy,” said The Washington Post, one of ICIJ’s media partners. A former vice president of the Dominican Republic finalized several trusts in South Dakota to store his personal wealth and the shares of one of the country’s largest sugar producers, the newspaper said.

Pakistani political elite
Several members of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s inner circle, including current and former cabinet ministers, “secretly owned an array of businesses and trusts holding millions of dollars in hidden wealth,” the group reported. It could create a political headache for the former cricket star, who campaigned for the South Asian country’s top office as leader of a reform party that has pledged a strong anti-corruption agenda. . Before the publication of the Pandora Papers, a spokesperson for Khan told a press conference that Khan does not have an offshore company, but ministers and advisers “should be held accountable” for their individual actions.

Real estate purchase Tony Blair
Documents show former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife saved around $ 422,000 by using an offshore company to buy an almost $ 9 million office in London’s Marylebone area that was partly owned by the family of a Bahraini minister. The Guardian reported. The newspaper said there was nothing illegal about the deal, but it “points to a loophole that has allowed wealthy landowners not to pay a tax which is common for ordinary Brits.”

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