Archive for April 11th, 2020

11/04/2020

Bioenergy, the Ugly Duckling of Mexico’s Energy Transition

Human Wrongs Watch

OAXACA, Mexico, Apr 10 2020 (IPS)* – Rosa Manzano carefully arranges pieces of wood in a big mud igloo that, seven days after it is full, will produce charcoal of high caloric content.| En español

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Two women fill sacks of charcoal made in mud igloos in the small town of San Juan Evangelista Analco in the mountains of the state of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico. A group of women from this Zapotec indigenous village created a charcoal company in 2017, to take advantage of the wood that the community logs sustainably. CREDIT: Emilio Godoy/IPS

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11/04/2020

Brazil: Bolsonaro Sabotages Anti-Covid-19 Efforts

Human Wrongs Watch

By Human Rights Watch*

President Flouts Health Authorities’ Advice, Undermines Access to Information

.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gives a press interview about coronavirus at the entrance of  Palacio da Alvorada in Brasilia.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gives a press interview about coronavirus at the entrance of  Palacio da Alvorada in Brasilia. © 2020 Agencia Estado via AP Images

11/04/2020

The U.S. Acts as a Pirate and Leaves Yemen Without Food or Fuel

Human Wrongs Watch

The U.S. and its allies confiscated 17 ships loaded with food and fuel heading for Yemen.

An oil tanker held off the coast of Yemen. April, 2020.An oil tanker held off the coast of Yemen. April, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @Hispantv

10 April 2020 (teleSUR)* — The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Friday confiscated 17 ships loaded with food and fuel heading for Yemen, even though the vessels had the necessary permits to arrive in that country.

Although 14 ships carrying oil and three vessels carrying food had permits issued by the United Nations to enter Yemen, the coalition’s marine forces prevented them from doing so.

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11/04/2020

Hegemony Shift in Times of COVID-19

Human Wrongs Watch

BARCELONA, Apr 10 2020 (IPS)* – We have long speculated on the moment when the shift of global leadership from the United States to China would take place. From Washington to Beijing for the political power, from New York to Shanghai for the economic one. It seems that we are witnessing it now.

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Wuhan City. Credit: UNESCO

Some saw the Beijing Olympics (2008) and especially its opening ceremony as an attempt by China to display this new reality. Others saw it later, with the creation of the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (2015), as opposed to the Bretton Woods system (IMF and World Bank) that for decades has been a fundamental pillar of North American hegemony.

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11/04/2020

Billions of People Living in Countries Teetering on the Brink of Economic Collapse Are Being Threatened Further by a Looming Coronaviru-Driven Debt Crisis – Report

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — As governments struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of people living in countries teetering on the brink of economic collapse are being threatened further by a looming debt crisis, according to a new UN report released on Thursday [9 April 2020].

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies | Bangladesh Red Crescent Society’s staff and volunteers promote hand washing, spray disinfectant and provide emergency food, to fight against COVID-19.
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