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    EFE videos The management of the pandemic, among the criticisms of Arce’s speech in Bolivia La Paz, Jan 22 (EFE) .- The management of the pandemic has been one of the points that Bolivian opponents have criticized the most in the speech made this Friday by the president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, on the occasion of the eleventh Day of the State Plurinational in the country. Arce’s words have focused on criticizing the management of his predecessor, former interim president Jeanine Áñez, the “reconquest of democracy”, the pandemic and the country’s economy. “If Mr. Arce worked both on the pandemic and the effort he makes to attack me, Bolivia would win. In 2020 we stopped the pandemic: we dropped to 48 infections a day. That is achieved with work. Not with hatred,” was Áñez’s response on Twitter to the signals of Arce. Bolivia has been going through the second wave...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The baseball world and the nation is mourning the loss of legendary slugger Hank Aaron. The one-time home run king died Friday at the age of 86.Aaron became one of baseball's best all-around players and defied racism in the face of hate mail and even death threats.He was baseball's home run king, breaking Babe Ruth's record in 1974 and holding onto that record for more than three decades. The Dodgers were playing Aaron's Atlanta Braves when he hit his historic 715th home run, and former Dodgers announcer Vin Scully was there to call the memorable shot."What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world," Scully called."A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol. And it...
    The parents of a man who disappeared with his wife and two young children have detailed how they searched for the family for years before it was discovered that their son's business partner brutally murdered them with a sledgehammer.  Joseph McStay, 40, his wife, Summer, 43, and their sons Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3, vanished from their home in Fallbrook, California, on February 4, 2010. For years, police speculated they went to Mexica, but the McStays bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert in November 2013. The father's parents, Patrick McStay and Susan Blake, have opened up about the murders on the second season of the Oxygen true-crime series Killer Motive, which premieres on January 23.  Mystery: Joseph McStay, 40, his wife, Summer, 43, and their sons Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3, vanished from their home in Fallbrook, California, on February 4, 2010 Tragedy: Joseph's parents,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Coronavirus cases climbed in November and December, and now they’re on the way down, creating some guarded optimism among local doctors. “The surge that we saw after Thanksgiving up to about around Christmas, we saw close to 400 patients in Allegheny Health Network,” said Dr. Tariq Cheema, a pulmonary critical care doctor at Allegheny Health Network. “We predicted another surge after Christmas and the New Year holiday. We were looking at maybe 600, 700 patients, and that didn’t happen.” The number of infections hit an all-time high at 132,00 in early January. In 46 states, cases are now decreasing, relieving some pressure on hospitals. “Actually, as of this morning, our numbers are way down. Probably even less than 50 percent of where they were,” Dr. Cheema says. Many patients in the hospital now have been there for days or weeks. “Some people are on ventilators. Some people...
    The Central African Republic on Thursday declared a state of emergency for 15 days in the country, while two-thirds are under the control of armed groups. On Thursday, the UN envoy to the Central African Republic, Mankeur Ndiaye, called on the Security Council for a “substantial increase” of the 12,000 peacekeepers deployed within the Minusca (UN Mission in the Central African Republic). The state of emergency “allows the authorities to make arrests without necessarily going through the public prosecutor”, specified the presidency of the Republic. A week before the first round, on December 27, presidential and legislative elections, six of the country’s most powerful armed groups – sometimes ex-enemies – joined forces to form the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC). They launched an offensive against President Touadéra, who was running for a second term, after the electoral commission had excluded ex-President Bozizé from the competition, who some of...
    The White Tiger Movie Review: Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) is the eponymous ‘White Tiger’ in American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani’s adaptation of author Aravind Adiga’s Booker Prize winning book. It is a school inspector who gave him that epithet – a rare animal that comes once in a generation to rule the forest. Why? ‘Cos kid Balram could speak good English when the rest of his fellow students couldn’t. Yes, knowing the Queen’s language is enough to get you ahead as per one of film’s sardonical principles. The White Tiger Review: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav’s Film ‘Roars’ As Per The Critics. But is English enough for Balram, one of millions of the poor residing in India and waiting to get their freedom from their social imprisonment? In his words, people like Balram are trapped in a ‘rooster coop’ – they are self-controlled by their own sense of slave...
    The US House of Representatives will send the article of impeachment against the now former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, as confirmed by the leader of the Upper House, Chuck Schumer. Miami World – Telemundo 51 The Lower House approved on Wednesday of last week the opening of a new impeachment trial against Trump, this time under the accusation of “incitement to insurrection” for the January 6 assault on the Capitol. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, who until Joe Biden’s inauguration as president was majority leader, wanted the process delayed until mid-February. Days ago, in her forceful opening speech, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, stressed that Trump “must go” as he is “a clear and present danger.” Trump, as is known, left the White House last Wednesday. “We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against...
    (CNN)Have you seen Joe Biden's tweet??!?!Yes, the President of the United States was up and tweeting at 7:45 Friday morning! And man, what a tweet! It was 30-second video clip from Biden's inaugural address on Wednesday, in which the 46th president said that "with unity we can do great things, important things."With unity, we can do great things. pic.twitter.com/BMCgyZkdH1— President Biden (@POTUS) January 22, 2021 He really tweeted that! DANG!This is, of course, a joke. Biden did sent the tweet above. But it's decidedly non-controversial. It's the sort of thing we used to describe as "presidential" behavior.Which brings me to this: The single most radical thing that Biden has done in his first 48 hours of being president is act totally and completely normally.Read MoreHe's signed a series of executive orders rolling back measures put in place by former President Donald Trump. He delivered a speech outlining the specific steps...
    England has seen its coronavirus case count dip slightly for the first time since early December. During the week of Jan. 16, the number of people in England who have been infected with the virus fell from an estimated one in 50 to one in 55, according to the country's Office for National Statistics. London, England's most populous city and hardest-hit region, also reported a decline in infection rates with nearly one in 35 people contracting the virus, according to Bloomberg. The news offers a slight reprieve for a country that has experienced an outbreak of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus. As cases surged in the country in the past few weeks, concerns mounted about hospitals becoming overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.  Earlier this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented a new nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the more infectious variant and keep it from placing more...
    Hawley is hiding behind President Joe Biden's call for unity to avoid consequences for his actions. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is trying to avoid an ethics investigation into his role in inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by claiming that any probe into his conduct is a violation of President Joe Biden's call for unity. Hawley made the statement in response to a complaint seven Democratic senators filed with the Senate Ethics Committee demanding an investigation into the role Hawley and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) played in the terror attack at the Capitol — in which a mob of Donald Trump supporters sought to block certification of Biden's victory at the behest of Trump himself. Trump was impeached for a second time for inciting the mob, and Hawley and Cruz are both facing calls to resign,...
    Last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping reportedly made China’s wealthiest man Jack Ma disappear. Here at home, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the president of the United States disappear. Both of these moves were shows of strength. And the parallels between them should shake every American to their core.  Silicon Valley tech giants like Twitter and Facebook are now, undisputedly, the most powerful companies in the history of the world. The Dutch East India Company wielded a private militia, but it still couldn’t control what people said and read. As of today, President Trump will have access to neither the nuclear codes nor a Twitter account. But our new class of unelected corporate monarchs now controls whether and how Americans can hear any democratically elected president in the future.  JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: FREE SPEECH, THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND OUR MODERN TECH-FILLED WORLD This is the power of the 21st-century Leviathan, far more...
    hello.com With black marble fireplaces and 33 rooms, this is the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris The Biden era is already a reality, after this Wednesday the new president of the United States was sworn into office in a somewhat atypical ceremony, marked by the absence of the outgoing president, Donald Trump, and by the public restrictions imposed by the coronavirus. The Biden couple already live in the White House, which will be their home for the next four years, and Vice President Kamala Harris will do the same in her vice-presidential residence, a lesser-known property, but through which eight high positions have passed before she. The so-called Observatory Rotunda No. 1 is located on the grounds of the first family’s house, inside an isolated lot destined for the United States Naval Observatory and is also known as the House of the Superintendent, the House of the Admiral or...
    We’ve made it 315 days into the war against coronavirus, and America keeps chugging along. This past Wednesday, we inaugurated Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America, and it’s the start of a new age. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Whether you love Biden, hate Biden, voted for Donald Trump, can’t stand Donald Trump or are somewhere in the middle, America has a new President, and we should celebrate the fact we live in a country where voting matters and voices can be heard. Look, I understand that the past 10.5 months have been tough. They’ve been tough on all of us, myself included. It hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. That’s why it’s important to remember what makes this country so great at the end of the day. We should celebrate the fact that we can disagree,...
    Inaugurations are always a moment of hope and warmth, followed by the cold, messy reality of governing.   And that’s particularly true with Joe Biden taking office. It’s like going from the dulcet tones of Lady Gaga to the gruff monotone of Mitch McConnell. The stories on President Biden’s first full day in office--and the media’s first full day without Donald Trump--have a bracing tone, as if journalists suddenly remembered that the country is suffering through extremely hard times.  "Biden Confronts a Confluence of Crises," blared the New York Times banner headline. And even if Biden somehow dons an FDR cape, no president would have the superpowers needed to vanquish the pandemic, revive the economy, achieve racial justice and heal the deep divisions that reached their depressing peak in the Capitol siege. It’s a long slog ahead. Biden acknowledged all these problems and more in his unity speech, but the predominant...
    ‘Hortense’, the new and intense storm that will leave winds of up to 100 km / h throughout the country
    Agnes Gibboney, whose son Ronald da Silva was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in 2002, told "The Ingraham Angle" Thursday that President Biden's order halting all deportations for the next 100 days is "spitting on the faces of every legal immigrant in this country." According to Gibboney, herself a legal immigrant to the U.S. from Hungary, the practical effect of the order is that "we are no longer citizens. We are second-class citizens, and it's a disgrace." AGNES GIBBONEY: I feel as a legal immigrant that this government is spitting on the faces of every legal immigrant in this country that contributed to this nation. As of January 20th, [the] United States officially became the socialist United States of America. We are no longer citizens. We are second-class citizens, and it's a disgrace. We have a COVID issue in this country. We need money to to help our country. But no,...
    The democrat Joe biden will be the most pro-European president in the history of U.S, the former adviser of the president’s electoral campaign, the Spaniard, told . on Thursday Juan Verde. Verde, born in 1971 in Telde, Gran Canaria, who is currently an advisor to the Democratic Party and what in the past was Deputy Under Secretary for Europe and Eurasia of the Government Department of Commerce of Barack Obama, predicted that Biden is going to open a new stage in the ties between the United States and the European Union (EU). « I categorically believe that Biden will be the president more Europeanist in US history What do I base it on? First, in his history as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the 40 years he was in the Senate, his deep knowledge of the European idiosyncrasy, he knows the political actors, the European economic...
    Mexico reported 1,803 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number during the pandemic, which the number of fatalities reached 146,174, authorities from the Ministry of Health reported this Thursday. In addition, 22,339 new infections of COVID-19 were recorded, also the maximum in the emergency in the country, for a total of 1,711,283 cases confirmed. Previous highs were 1,584 deaths, on January 19, and 21,366 cases, on January 15. With these figures, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in number of infections and remains the fourth country with the most deaths for the pandemic, behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to the US Johns Hopkins University. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 4,299,224 patients with a 45% positivity rate, reported the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, at a press conference. Continuous increase Among the patients studied there are 1,711,283...
    Former White House adviser and hardline nativist Stephen Miller made his first TV appearance since leaving the Trump administration, landing on an Ingraham Angle panel on Thursday night to heap vitriol on President Joe Biden’s just-announced 100-day deportation freeze. Host Laura Ingraham kicked off the conversation with a not-so-subtle attempt at equating Biden’s temporary halt to immigrant removals to the violent, Capitol insurrection by a pro-Trump mob two week ago. “For all the left’s talk of former President Trump’s alleged incitement, well, our next guest says President Biden open the door to violence. Joining me now is Miller — Stephen Miller,” she said by way of introduction. “If you read the text of this order, it is breathtaking and mind-boggling,” Miller said, wasting no time in assailing Biden. “It holds all deportations, all deportations, for 100 days, including the most hardened criminals living in United States. That means child molesters, sex offenders, drug dealers, gang members, MS-13, all...
    EFE videos Brazil adds more than a thousand deaths from covid-19 for the third day and exceeds 214,000 Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (EFE) .- Brazil registered 1,316 new deaths from covid in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than a thousand deaths a day and exceeding 214,000 victims since the start of the pandemic , the Government reported this Thursday. According to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, the 1,316 deaths on Thursday are added to the 1,340 on Wednesday and 1,192 on Tuesday, which made the average number of victims in the last 14 days this Thursday at 974 per day. The Ministry of Health also reported that Brazil registered 59,119 new infections in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than 59,000 daily cases and close to 8.7 million infected since the beginning of...
    President Biden is not bothering to consider the welfare of the American people by issuing sweeping orders that will lead to thousands of lost jobs, and thousands of illegal immigrants on welfare rolls, American Majority CEO Ned Ryun told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday.  "It's very clear from their [the administration's] actions that the American people are not even an afterthought," Ryun told host Tucker Carlson. "They are clearly not a priority. What's the point of calling yourself a sovereign nation if there is no enforcing the borders, if we are just going to tell the world, 'Feel free to come and literally hop on our social welfare programs', which are failing, by the way?" Ryun latter added that "the other amazing part about this idiocy on the immigration front is that we will be importing low-skilled workers every month into our country. What are we going to do when they are out of work, when their jobs are automated? Throw them onto our social welfare...
    The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, assured this Monday that his country remains committed to holding the Olympic Games scheduled for next July, despite going through its third and worst wave of COVID-19, which especially affects Tokyo | 01/21/2021 | ionicons-v5-c20: 30 | – . | The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, assured this Monday that his country remains committed to the celebration of the Olympic Games scheduled for next July, despite going through its third and worst wave of COVID-19, which especially affects Tokyo. « We are going to prepare the Olympics as proof that humanity has overcome the new coronavirus, » Suga said during a speech on the occasion of the opening today of the ordinary session of the Japanese parliament, the Diet, in the new year. « We will carry out preparations with the determination to adopt all possible measures against infection and hold a competition that...
    France will impose from next Monday the presentation of a negative PCR test performed in the previous 72 hours to all European travelers who want to enter the country by plane, announced this Thursday the president, Emmanuel Macron, at the Brussels summit. The measure, which France applied for a few days to the rest of non-European travelers, who are also asked to carry out a seven-day quarantine, is now extended to all travelers from the European Union. If the test is negative, they will not have to isolate themselves. “It is the approach that the president has decided to adopt, like many of his European counterparts,” said sources in the Presidency, who indicated that essential travel will also be left out of this obligation. France thus joins countries such as Spain or the Netherlands, who demand that any traveler arriving at their borders by plane submit a negative diagnosis made...
    Thursday was Joe Biden's first day in office. You can tell a lot about what people value on their first day in any job, so what's at the top of Joe Biden's to-do list? Opening the borders and crushing our country's last remaining independent economic sector.  First, Biden signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, no matter how you feel about fossil fuel (and if you drive a car or fly on airplanes or use the hospital or enjoy electricity, you might want to think carefully about how you feel about fossil fuel), there is no getting around the economic effect of this decision. Millions of Americans don't have jobs right now, but with a single shaky signature, Joe Biden just put another 11,000 people out of work But he wasn't done. Biden also instructed the Department of Homeland Security to halt deportations of illegal aliens. And...
    Beneath President Biden’s calls for unity and bipartisanship in his inaugural address lurked a bleak assessment of the country he was preparing to govern. Biden spoke of an “uncivil war” between red and blue America, occasionally invoking the Civil War itself, and said we were living through a “dark winter.” He warned of the “rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism.” He expressed hope, though not certainty, that the nation’s democratic institutions would not “die on our watch but thrive.” Of the pandemic, he predicted: “We're entering what may be the darkest and deadliest period of the virus.” Only recently, the media and political establishment largely panned “dark” inaugural addresses, such as the “American carnage” speech delivered by former President Donald Trump in 2017. “That was some weird s---,” former President George W. Bush remarked afterward. But Biden also spoke of the “foes we face” as living in the...
    President Joe Biden could have focused on any issue he wanted in his inaugural address. His base would have loved the whole thing to be about climate change or racial justice. Biden touched on some of these policy issues, but he focused most of his address on something totally different: national unity. If anyone reading this doesn’t believe that Biden correctly identified the issue of our time, I’m not even sure what to say. It’s issue one, two and three. We just went through a summer of left-wing street violence, and now we have the right-wing variety as well. Our corporate and media barons are setting up blacklists and speech codes. Censorship is in. Debate is out. People don’t disagree anymore. We don’t have to. We can segregate ourselves from anyone who may possibly disagree with us, so it’s easier to hate them. We each watch and read things that...
    The president of the United States, Joe Biden, presented his strategy to face covid-19 on Thursday. Miami World / infobae In a ceremony at the White House, the president harshly questioned the approach of his predecessor, Donald Trump, and signed a series of decrees to implement the keys to his plan. These include the need for those arriving in the country to present negative tests and quarantine; the order to set up vaccination centers throughout the country – to speed up inoculation and reach the goal of administering 100 million doses in its first 100 days – and the requirement to use masks in federal jurisdictions. The requirement for a test prior to boarding the ship had already been ordered by the previous government, but isolation was only a recommendation. Biden once again emphasized the current impact of the pandemic in the country and backed his criticism of the previous...
    The new President of the United States must honor his electoral promises, defeat a pandemic and resurgent domestic terrorism, but the indictment of Donald Trump in the Senate and the antagonism of Russia could come to thwart his ambitions. correspondent in New York Lhe party was beautiful, very beautiful even, in the opinion of elected Democrats and Republicans mixed who had the chance to attend. This inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, promised to be a gloomy one, with the threats of an attack from the far-right and the social distancing required by the covid pandemic (408,000 deaths across the country). Atlantic). It did not happen. Superb panorama facing the Capitol and the 190,000 American flags planted in the ground to honor the public kept at a safe distance, polished choreography, exceptional and inspired speakers, from Lady Gaga...
    On January 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed. At the time, the Trump administration did not appreciate gravity. An unidentified person arrived from Wuhan in mid-January 2020. He had some discomfort, fever, respiratory problems. He thought it was the common flu – on January 21 it was confirmed to be COVID-19. That day it became public the first contagion of the disease that already adds 406 thousand deaths in the country and 24.5 million infections. At the time, the Donald Trump administration did not assess the severity of the disease. Few did, to be honest. But as the days passed, the state of inactivity continued. Trump refused to act quickly. He wasn’t even considering wearing a mask for his events, in the middle of the election year. Until he was infected: there he used it, although for a few days. On February...
    During the inauguration speech, Joe Biden has called for the unity of the citizens of the United States. The inauguration ceremony has beenor loaded with symbolism, because this democratic change in power has taken place in the same building that two weeks ago was assaulted by supporters of Donald Trump. Lady Gaga has been the singer who has given voice to the American national anthem. The strict security measures and also the sanitary restrictions have made it a different investiture, which has counted with only 1,000 guests. The esplanade in front of the Capitol has been full of flags, specifically 200,000 flags that symbolized US citizens who have not been able to be present at this event. Among the guests has been Mike Pence as representative of the government of Donald Trump, which has not attended the inauguration. Kamala harris she couldn’t hide her happiness at becoming...
    The president of U.S, Joe biden, on his first day as president, signed executive actions to face the pandemic of the Covid-19 that has hit the country hard. During the event, Biden detailed that the use of mask and expand testing to detect contagion for him coronavirus. ▶ ️ Stay informed on our Google News channel Likewise, the president said on Thursday that passengers arriving in the United States will have to go through a quarantine upon arrival in the country, as part of a series of decrees to contain the pandemic. « In addition to the use of masks, all those who travel to the United States from another country must take a test before getting on the plane and quarantine when they arrive, » he reported Biden at a conference at the White House. The requirement of a test had already been ordered by the...
    When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We’ve braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it Somehow we do it Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished We the successors of a country and a time Where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one And yes we are far from polished far from pristine but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect We are striving to forge a union with purpose To compose a country committed...
    January 21, 2021 2:57 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The OECD considered this Thursday that the first economic measures announced by US President Joe Biden will boost economic growth “in the short term.” On the one hand, Biden announced a stimulus package of the economy of 1.9 trillion dollars and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) believes that this will prevent the economy of the United States (USA) from losing momentum in the first months of this year. Instead of growing the 3.5% year-on-year forecast by the Paris-based organization in 2021, the US economy could register “notably higher” growth. And it will happen if most of the measures included in that plan are approved, the OECD said in an analysis released on Thursday. In addition, he stressed that migration and health policies “likely” will increase labor resources in the country. As for the toughening of...
    The country-by-country “reporting” proposal has been blocked for five years between European countries. The Portuguese will try to change his fate. IThere are fights that experience a burst at times when we no longer expected them. This is potentially the case with country-by-country tax transparency (reporting), which would force multinationals to publish their accounting data (turnover, profit, taxes paid, number of employees, etc.) for each country where they have activities. The concept, pushed for years by civil society and certain political groups, had been taken up by the Juncker Commission after the Luxleaks scandal over the ultra-generous tax agreements concluded between the Luxembourg tax authorities and large companies, revealed in particular by The evening, but finally materialized in a proposal after the Panama Papers scandal, in 2016.
    (CNN)Country music singer Randy Parton, brother to Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with cancer.His sister announced his death on Thursday in a post on her Facebook page."The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time," she wrote.He was 67 years old.A Dolly Parton statue may be erected at the Tennessee Capitol Parton described her brother as "a great singer, writer, and entertainer" and said he sang and played guitar and bass in her band for many years.Read MoreHe had also headlined a show at her Dollywood amusement park since it opened in 1986, she said."He's had several chart records of his own, but his duet with me on 'Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You' will always be a highlight in my own career," she wrote.Most recently, he and his daughter, Heidi, sang...
    Fox News contributor Karl Rove panned President Joe Biden’s inaugural address for saying that America continues to grapple with issues of racism and xenophobia. On Thursday, Rove reacted to Biden’s first day in office on America’s Newsroom, including the speech Biden gave after getting sworn in. Rove graded Biden’s speech as “good” but not “great,” the reason being “the racism thing” in the new president’s remarks. “I was offended in the speech,” said Rove. “There was a point in there where he said we’re divided as a country between the people who believe in the American ideal and racism, nativism, and fear. No, no, no. We’re divided as a country politically over questions of policy and direction and respect, but we’re as united as a country against racism and nativism.” Rove went on to say “the vast majority of Americans stand together” against racism already. He also accused Biden of...
    (CNN)"When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade?" This was the opening line of the captivating inaugural poem delivered by 22-year-old poet laureate Amanda Gorman. Her electric presence and poetic eloquence served to set the optical lens through which we would see Joe Biden's inauguration: light triumphing over dark.Bill McGowan Juliana Silva The dark and divisively opposing forces of the past couple of months were always hellbent on raining on Joe Biden's parade. But perhaps in a sign of the outgoing President's quickly diminishing influence, gentle snowflakes performed a graceful dance to Earth on cue, just as incoming President Biden was about to make his appearance on the inaugural stage. Then, the sun broke out and beamed brightly over the first few bars of the national anthem.Read More A mere mask could not conceal Vice President Kamala Harris' beaming smile. Her glistening...
    Former President Donald Trump is a “sociopath” and his Republican Party needs to be destroyed, according to former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey. In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Thursday, Comey discussed the political tensions in the United States and argued that Trump is to blame for the unprecedented “drop in trust in our institutions.” Comey — who was appointed FBI director by Barack Obama in 2013 and was fired by Trump in 2017 — said that Trump did tremendous damage to American institutions by constantly “lying” and misleading his supporters. “It’s deeply unhealthy when the head of government is a sociopath, to be honest, and that shapes, unfortunately, millions of people in a harmful way,” Comey said, adding that President Joe Biden will have to work on rebuilding trust in vital American institutions. Still, the former FBI director noted, Trump was...
    Bloomberg Mexican tycoon loses to Banxico in battle for cash (Bloomberg) – A battle between one of Mexico’s richest men and one of the country’s most respected institutions appears to have ended in a victory for the central bank. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke Wednesday in against a bill that would force the monetary authority to buy dollars that banks cannot sell, which, in practice, eliminates the chances that it will pass the Senate in its current form. Critics have said the move would expose the central bank to money laundering charges by forcing it to buy dollars of dubious origin. Its most prominent advocate was billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego, owner of Banco Azteca and ally of the president, which is undoubtedly a relief to international banks such as Citigroup Inc. and Banco Santander SA, which last month criticized the measure during debates , warning of profound implications...
    A medical worker fills a syringe with the Gam-COVID-Vac vaccine (under the brand name of Sputnik V) at in Butovo, south Moscow.Sergei Savostyanov | TASS | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine got a series of boosts on Thursday as Hungary and the United Arab Emirates became the first countries in the European Union and Gulf region, respectively, to register the shot for emergency use.  Hungary's decision was confirmed by President Viktor Orban's spokesperson, who said that if the country agrees on a shipment deal with Moscow, it will become the first European Union country to receive the vaccine. This comes as the country's cases have fallen from a peak of more than 6,000 per day in early December to below 2,000 per day.  "This decision is very important as it demonstrates that the vaccine's safety and efficacy of over 90% are highly regarded...
    During a Thursday appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) weighed in on President Joe Biden signing 17 executive orders his first day in office. The orders included withdrawing the permits for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and rejoining the Paris climate accord. Host Maria Bartiromo asked Pfluger how Biden’s policy on climate affects the energy sector. Pfluger said Biden’s energy policy is “extremely concerning. He argued the administration is “taking action to try and undermine the energy business.” “This is so important,” Pfluger emphasized. “I mean, it affects my district directly, especially considering we have the Permian Basin which produces 40% of the country’s oil. Energy security is national security. I was the first freshman to introduce a bill, legislation, and it was aimed at preventing the Biden administration from placing a moratorium on federal lands. We already see that on day one he’s...
    American singer Lady Gaga she has been in charge of singing the United States anthem at the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States on the Capitol in Washington. The artist was dressed with a dove of peace on her chest. After her, other artists also act like Jennifer López or Bon Jovi. Most of the guests at the ceremony are US legislators, although there are also former presidents Barack Obama (2009-2017), George W. Bush (2001-2009) and Bill clinton (1993-2001), along with their respective wives, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. The outgoing Vice President, Mike Pence, is also attending the ceremony, unlike Donald Trump, who is the first president in 152 years that he is not participating in the investiture of his successor and that he is already in his state of residence, Florida. Washington, armored Joe Biden’s inauguration...
    Amanda Gorman made history Wednesday as the youngest known inaugural poet. The 22-year-old Los Angeles resident delivered her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington, D.C. Ahead of the performance, Gorman spoke about the impact of her poem with "CBS This Morning" and noted how the message changed after the violent attack on the Capitol. "I wanted it to be a message of hope and unity. And I think that Wednesday for me really just underscored how much that was needed," she said. "But to not turn a blind eye to the cracks that really need to be filled." In 2017, Gorman became the first National Youth Poet Laureate. The Harvard graduate plans to release a children's book of poems later this year. Like Mr. Biden, Gorman has struggled with a speech impediment throughout her life, making poetry a "lifeline" for her. Also like Mr....
    January 21, 2021 8:54 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, considered this Thursday that the return of the United States (USA) to the agency, announced by the new Joe Biden Administration, is “a great day for this organism, and for global health “. Cancellation of abandonment plans who those threatened by the previous government of Donald Trump, together with the announced US incorporation into the COVAX vaccine distribution program, mean that “the world will be better equipped” in the fight against the pandemicTedros pointed out. Since @QUIEN‘s founding in 1948, the ???????? has played a vital role in global health & the American people have made enormous contributions to the health of the ????’s people. We look forward to continuing our partnership, as I know all Member States do. – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) January 21,...
    It’s over. Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States during his inauguration Wednesday in Capitol Hill. A ceremony marked by his speech on the unity of the American nation, following the presidency of Donald Trump, who divided the country more than ever. The American and world press have hailed the return of democracy to the United States and are watching the early days of Biden’s tenure. Newspaper. USA Today, Wednesday sees the ceremony as a “historic and hopeful day” vowed by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “Democracy has won. Biden promises to fix the nation, “Headlines New York Times, Capitol returns to the speech of the pre-elected president. Similarly Washington Post, “The Path to Unity,” Joe Biden Will Take Back “Four turbulent years that tore the fabric of American society“.” The newspaper points to the presidency, which begins in the middle of a “layer...
    National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP)  In one of the inauguration’s most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.” The 22-year-old Gorman referenced everything from Biblical scripture and “Hamilton,” and at times echoed the oratory of John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. With urgency and assertion she began by asking “Where can we find light/In this never-ending shade?” and used her own poetry and life story as an answer. The poem’s very title, “The Hill We Climb,” suggested both labor and transcendence. Here is the full text of the poem: “When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we...
    TIME’s new cover: Day one https://t.co/VazxGDJzZf pic.twitter.com/R6jVrzXXZc — TIME (@TIME) January 21, 2021 TIME Magazine has released their commemorative cover for the start of Joe Biden’s administration, and the clear message is that the new president must pick up the pieces left behind by former president Donald Trump. The cover shows Biden looking out of the Oval Office as fiery-looking smoke gathers outside the window. Inside the office, the room is a graffitied, ruined mess as a testament to Trump’s failings. The cover comes after Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were both named as TIME’s Person of the Year in recognition for prevailing over Trump with a record-breaking 81 million votes. The magazine’s cover story, written by Charlotte Alter, delves into the context of Biden’s inauguration and the depth of the challenge he faces in his promise to unite the country. “Biden now leads a country divided between...
    GENEVA — President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the United States will cease reducing U.S. staff counts at the World Health Organization and pay its financial obligations to it as it vows to stay fully engaged with the U.N. health agency to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. “I am honored to announce that the United States will remain a member of the World Health Organization,” Fauci told the WHO’s executive board meeting in Geneva via videoconference. The administration announced just hours after Biden’s inauguration that the United States would revoke a planned pullout from the WHO in July that had been announced by the Trump administration. Fauci’s quick commitment to WHO — whose response to the coronavirus outbreak was repeatedly berated by the Trump administration — marks a dramatic and vocal shift toward a multilateral approach to fighting the pandemic. He said the administration...
    Republican leaders are responding with guarded praise to President Joe Biden's stated desire to have a much less contentious political discourse going forward while vowing to oppose him when they think it's necessary. During his inauguration on Wednesday, Biden implored everyone to turn down the rhetoric that has been building over the years, culminating in the riot at the Capitol. 'We can join forces, stop the shouting, and lower the temperature,' Biden said during his speech. 'Politics need not be a raging fire destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war.' GOP Congress members appreciated the gesture toward unity and less divisiveness, but were also ready to contest the agenda Biden has laid out. Joe Biden called for unity and a stop to the political shouting on Wednesday A spokesperson for Rep. Madison Cawthorn wants to see Biden deliver on...
    Joe Biden, with 78 years of life, took office this Wednesday, January 20, as the 46th president of the United States, elected with the largest vote in the history of this country, now populated by more than 300 million people. A member of the Democratic Party, he will have to deal with the shadow of a Republican candidate who has divided his organization, encouraging violent methods, far from the peace that today demands and builds the world. One of its tasks will be to rebuild international relations, which have been weakened by the previous administration. Biden, vice president of his country during the presidency of Barack Obama, returns to the White House with the urgent task of addressing the health and economic crisis, with the majority of representatives in Congress and the support of Women, represented by Jill Biden , the new first lady and Kamala Harris, Vice President and...
    China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden's new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against 'lying and cheating' outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. The move was a sign of China's anger, especially at an accusation Pompeo made on his final full day in office that China had committed genocide against its Uighur Muslims. The assessment is shared by Biden's choice to succeed Pompeo, Anthony Blinken. In a striking repudiation of its relationship with Washington under Trump, the Chinese foreign ministry announced the sanctions in a statement that appeared on its website around the time that Biden was taking the presidential oath. Mike Pompeo angered China by accusing the country of genocide of the Uighur Muslims Pompeo, pictured in October 2018 with State Councillor Yang Jiechi in Beijing, was sanctioned on Wednesday by China and accused...
    The time has come for the United States. This Wednesday, Joe biden will finally receive the investiture as 46th President of the North American country at the same time Kamala harris will take the Vice Presidency. The Democratic litter, of course, wants to celebrate it big and what better than with some music. Throughout this day, and in the event known as Celebrating America later, we get to see several music stars decking the ceremony… and boy did the Planning Committee threw the house out the window. Since Lady Gaga to the Foo Fighters, various artists will join the Biden victory celebration. These are the most important presentations at this morning’s event. . Lady Gaga sings the national anthem Hand in hand with the band of the United States Navy, Lady Gaga opened the stage for this day’s event for Joe Biden. With an outfit in black and red...
    The world followed Joe Biden’s inauguration live yesterday afternoon as 46 US president. The new president, probably the most powerful on the planet, was sworn in yesterday in Washington with a clear message: “Democracy has won”. He also launched a strong message against fake news. From the hand of his wife, He appeared nervous and excited outside the Capitol where he was able to listen live to Jennifer López speaking Spanish for justice and democracy in the US. Before, a spectacular Lady Gaga sang the national anthem. In turn, Kamala Harris has become the first female vice president of the United States.Her inauguration of this powerful woman with aspirations to be the next president of her country, has generated a wave of sympathy and hope in half the world. Harris, emerging figure of the Democratic Party, aspired to be a candidate for the Presidency by the Democrats, without success,...
    The world followed Joe Biden’s inauguration live yesterday afternoon as 46 US president. The new president, probably the most powerful on the planet, was sworn in yesterday in Washington with a clear message: “Democracy has won”. He also launched a strong message against fake news. From the hand of his wife, He appeared nervous and excited outside the Capitol where he was able to listen live to Jennifer López speaking Spanish for justice and democracy in the US. Before, a spectacular Lady Gaga sang the national anthem. In turn, Kamala Harris has become the first female vice president of the United States.Her inauguration of this powerful woman with aspirations to be the next president of her country, has generated a wave of sympathy and hope in half the world. Harris, emerging figure of the Democratic Party, aspired to be a candidate for the Presidency by the Democrats, without success, and...
    Wednesday on FNC’s “Fox News Primetime,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urged President Joe Biden to offer reassurances he will not transform the country into a socialist dystopia. The Kentucky lawmaker said his colleague Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) would be “key” in preventing the transformation. “I think most importantly, what we have to hear is that he’s not going to radically transform the country into some sort of socialist dystopia,” he said. “And that may sound like, you know, hyperbole, but many of the things they want to do would radically transform America to a different country, to a country different than what has provided great wealth and great humanitarian ease to millions and millions of Americans.” “So, you know, there will be a couple of key players in this,” Paul added. “I think Senator Manchin from West Virginia will be key. And also, what will be key is whether or...
    The Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, raised today the need for « advance an agenda that includes the same opportunities « throughout the country and noted that the governors of the Liga del Norte Grande, in Chilecito, expressed « the asymmetries and the disproportion what’s up in the opportunities in their territories with respect to the City of Buenos Aires« . In an interview with the Telam agency, the official Indian among other things, that the provincial leaders « propose to have the same possibilities to develop their territory » as well as « public politics » so that « the inhabitants of each of those provinces have the possibility of being able to develop« and » live in the place you want and carry out all your creative potential and life project. That it is not that he has to travel to Buenos Aires, which would seem to be the only place where opportunities are found « and he stated, that...
    You could hold your breath while we list off the celebrities who are going to move back to the United States now that former President Trump is officially out of office. You can only do that because almost none of them actually left. It’s been four years since Trump took office and we now have a new president. Yet, the Hollywood elite never went anywhere. Comedian Chelsea Handler claimed she was going to move to Spain if Trump was elected in 2016 during an interview on “Live with Kelly and Michael.” That move didn’t happen. “I did buy a house in another country just in case, so all of these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t; I will leave the country,” she said. After the 2016 election she told then-Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer that she was needed here as a political advocate during the comedian’s...
    President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders from the Oval Office hours after his inauguration. Biden wore a mask as he sat behind the “Resolute” desk with a stack of decrees Wednesday afternoon. He declared that “there is no better time to start than today.” The first decree Biden signed was related to the coronavirus pandemic. He also signed an order to rejoin the United States in the Paris agreement on climate change. Although his predecessor Donald Trump broke a longstanding practice by failing to take office, he did follow a tradition and left a letter for Biden. The new Democratic president commented that Trump “wrote a very generous letter.” But Biden said he would not reveal its contents until he had a chance to speak with Trump. The president called on the Americans to overcome their divisions by...
    (CNN)The number of North Korean ships in the country's "dark fleet" fishing for squid plummeted in 2020, new data shows, depriving the impoverished country of a popular staple during a year when food supply was already dangerously low.Research from nonprofit Global Fishing Watch found that the number of aggregate days North Korean vessels spent squid fishing in Russian waters dropped 95%, from 146,800 to 6,600. Squid fishing in North Korea's own territorial waters also suffered a massive decline.The ships are referred to as part of North Korea's "dark fleet" because they do not publicly broadcast their location or appear in public monitoring systems, often in violation of global maritime regulations. Dozens of these ships, which are poorly equipped to travel long distances, have washed up on Japanese shores in recent years, sometimes with dead sailors aboard. Global Fishing Watch used satellite imagery and other maritime monitoring technologies to track the...
    A network of private attorneys and the conservative organizations are launching a "war" against ciritcal race theory trainings across the country as President Biden rolls back the Trump administration's efforts on the issue. Led by Discovery Institute researcher Chris Rufo, the network's stated goal is to bring a complaint before the U.S. Supreme Court and "effectively abolish critical race theory programs from American life." It comes just after Biden repealed Trump's executive order banning critical race theory training from the federal government, a move by Trump that Rufo appeared to precipitate by releasing documents leaked from federal employees. "Critical race theory is a grave threat to the American way of life," read Rufo's press release, which echoed Trump's previous condemnation of the training. BIDEN EDUCATION NOMINEE TOUTED DIVERSITY SPEAKER WHO CLAIMED SCHOOLS 'SPIRIT MURDER' BLACK CHILDREN "It divides Americans by race and traffics in the pernicious concepts of race essentialism, racial stereotyping,...
    January 20, 2021 7:00 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The United States this Wednesday marked a year since the confirmation of the first case in its territory of the new coronavirus with more infections and deaths from the disease than any other country and a new president who promised to stop the advance of the pandemic. On the day that Democrat Joe Biden takes office, the COVID-19 account started on January 20, 2020 in the United States stands at more than 24.5 million infections and 401,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. The US is followed in number of cases by India, with more than 10.5 million, and Brazil, with more than 211,000 deaths. The first case of COVID-19 was officially confirmed in the United States exactly one year ago, although the news spread massively the next day. The patient was a 35-year-old man living...
    More On: letters to the editor Letters to the editor — Jan. 20, 2021 Letters to the editor — Jan. 17, 2021 Letters to the editor — Jan. 16, 2021 Letters to the editor — Jan. 15, 2021 The Issue: Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States. After a tortuous four years under President Donald Trump, it’s a new day in America. Our long national nightmare is over. Say what you will about President Biden, we can all agree that he is a fundamentally kind and decent man. We can also all agree Trump was not. Biden, unlike Trump, would be the first to tell you that he’s not a perfect man, but arguably, he’s the perfect person for this fragile moment in our republic’s history. If anyone is capable of uniting us and healing the searing wounds that have unraveled the fabric...
    AMANDA Gorman is a young poet who wowed the inauguration crowd and America on January 20. Her reading was part of the celebration of Joe Biden becoming the 46th president of the US. Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in and Donald Trump's exit... 6Amanda Gorman reads her poem at Joe Biden's inaugurationCredit: Splash News What is Amanda Gorman's poem The Hill We Climb about? The poem that Gordon read during Joe Biden's inauguration was called The Hill We Climb. She said she was not given specific instructions on what to write, but was encouraged to emphasize unity and hope over “denigrating anyone” or declaring “ding, dong, the witch is dead” over the departure of President Donald Trump. It took her six minutes to read the poem. 6Gorman reads her poem in front of the country's leadersCredit: Splash News “The...
    Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in to be the 49th vice president of the United States, as she is the first woman, the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to be elected to the role. Harris is also the first graduate of a historically black college or university to serve in the role — and students from her alma mater, Howard University, spoke Wednesday about what the inauguration means to them.  "Madam Vice President, you have proven that we as Black women no longer have to wait in line for the right moment to be the change we want to see in this nation," said Jordyn Allen, a Howard student who is also the chairwoman of the student association's senate. "We are qualified. We are here. And because of you, Madam Vice President, we are all speaking." Jordyn Allen, Chairwoman of HUSA...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On this historic Inauguration Day, many in New York City were out celebrating the 46th president, and there were moments throughout the ceremony that left New Yorkers beaming with pride. The swearing in of now President Joe Biden led to cheers erupting across New York City — from apartment balconies to a West Village watch party. “It’s emotional. It’s exciting,” said Elizabeth Green, the owner of the restaurant “Planted.” She wanted to indulge in this moment in true restaurant fashion. “We named a couple of dishes, Biden Bowl and Kamala Melt. We got into it. We wanted to be a part of it,” Green told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis. As did TriBeCa resident Lisa Resnick, who popped in to listen to the president’s message of unity. “Everybody’s sort of broken apart and it’s not just a Band-Aid that’s gonna fix this. It’s gonna be a lot...
    Country singer Garth Brooks performed a rousing rendition of Amazing Grace at the inauguration of the 46th President Joe Biden - however his vocal talents were almost entirely upstaged by his very full head of hair, which led many social media users to believe he has had hair plugs.  The 58-year-old took to the stage at the Capitol to perform the moving ballad, during which he removed his signature cowboy hat, revealing impressively full locks - a much fuller head of hair than he has been seen with over the past decade.  Within minutes, Twitter was flooded with speculation that Garth's thick new 'do was not entirely natural, with plenty of inquiring minds questioning whether the conservative country star underwent a hair transplant treatment ahead of the auspicious event.  Changes: Garth Brooks sparked speculation that he has hair plugs after displaying a much fuller head of hair at...
    Joe biden He has outlined his first speech as president of the United States in the midst of a health and economic crisis inherited from Donald Trump and in a polarized country after four years of populism. The Democrat ascends to the Presidency after a few historic days for the United States that has lived up to an assault on the Capitol to block the change of power, which left five fatalities. Biden’s inauguration was unusual and historic due to the pandemic, the absence of former President Trump and fear after the assault on the Capitol. The event was held with a small audience to avoid contagion by Covid-19 and a security device unprecedented in the history of the country, with up to 25,000 soldiers deployed in Washington. A summary of the new president’s speech is “Unit“,” democracy “and” defiance. “In his speech, Biden insisted on the word”...
    Poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem at Pitton’s inauguration on January 20, 2021. Via Patrick Semansky / Pool REUTERS Bur Andrea Shalal Washington, Jan. 20 (.) – U.S. Amanda Korman, the youngest poet to take part in the presidential transition in history, gave a hopeful view of a deeply divided country with her poem “The Hill”. We are climbing ”. Gorman, 22, of Los Angeles, along with other poets Robert Frost, Maya Angelo and Elizabeth Alexander, attended other opening ceremonies with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “Being an American is more than just a pride we get. This is the past and how we fix it,” Korman said in a short poem, highly regarded on social media. “We will not back down. We will enter what will be crushed but the whole country. Beneficial, but bold. Cruel and free. ” Two weeks after a violent mob...
    EFE videos Portugal toughens its confinement amid criticism and fear of new records Lisbon, Jan 20 (EFE) .- Portugal is experiencing a stricter confinement as of today to force more citizens to stay at home, but whose measures are still insufficient for many specialists, who raise the tone of their criticism at the same rate as fear grows to continue breaking daily records. After eleven days adding highs, sometimes daily deaths (the new peak is 219 deaths today), sometimes infections and always hospitalized, the feeling in the country is that the ceiling has not yet been reached in this devastating third wave, and the arrival of the daily bulletin of the authorities begins to be feared. “The next days will be very hard, please, help us all,” the Minister of Health, Marta Temido, asked the Parliament this Tuesday excitedly. His appeal revealed the seams of a health system on the...
    EFE videos Portugal toughens its confinement amid criticism and fear of new records Lisbon, Jan 20 (EFE) .- Portugal is experiencing a stricter confinement as of today to force more citizens to stay at home, but whose measures are still insufficient for many specialists, who raise the tone of their criticism at the same rate as fear grows to continue breaking daily records. After eleven days adding highs, sometimes daily deaths (the new peak is 219 deaths today), sometimes infections and always hospitalized, the feeling in the country is that the ceiling has not yet been reached in this devastating third wave, and the arrival of the daily bulletin of the authorities begins to be feared. “The next days will be very hard, please, help us all,” the Minister of Health, Marta Temido, asked the Parliament this Tuesday excitedly. His appeal revealed the seams of a health system on the...
    Amanda Gorman made history as the youngest inaugural poet in US history with her reading of the moving poem 'The Hill We Climb' at Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. Gorman, a 22-year-old from Los Angeles who grew up with a speech impediment, was invited late last month to recite a poem by Jill Biden.  In the powerful piece she called for unity and strength, especially in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, saying 'But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.'  'So let us leave behind a country better than one we were left with,' she recited, urging Americans to choose peace.  The young poet revealed she wrote a few lines a day and finished her piece writing late into the night of January 6, hours after a mob of frenzied Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in a jarring attack that shocked...
    I choked up. Did you? If not, you should have done. Joe Biden just made the greatest speech of his life and one of the most important political speeches that I've ever heard. And frankly, if you didn't find it emotional, you weren't listening hard enough, or fully comprehending the significance of what he was saying. Or ironically, in the moment I lost it, what he wasn't saying. When Biden asked for a few moments of respectful silence and prayer for the 400,000 Americans who've lost their lives to coronavirus, it was the first time I've seen the President of the United States show those victims and their grieving families a shred of real empathy. And it came from a man who knows so much about the tragedy of losing a loved one. A man whose first wife and baby daughter were killed in a car crash as he was...
    “Unity” has been the buzzword for the last couple of months, and especially with the election of Joe Biden, a centrist Democrat, there has been hope that he will bring the country together again. With a diverse cabinet, which started off with Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his Vice President, breaking several glass ceilings in one swoop as the first woman and first person of Black and South Asian heritage to be Vice President of the United States. It is a moment filled with promise, deep promise, but then I hear the term “unity,” and my anxiety flares up once more—not because unity is bad, but what we give up in order to have unity is the issue. People have called the events of January 6th at the Capitol a preamble to a Civil War, and having listened to The Daily talk with Trump supporters for the 100th...
    (CNN)About halfway through his inauguration speech, President Joe Biden said something very important about the work of Washington -- and how he envisions his presidency."Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path," Biden insisted. "Every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war."If you blinked, you might have missed it. But that line -- and the sentiment behind it -- functions not only as a rejection of the political worldview of his predecessor in office but also as the core belief that underpins Biden's entire theory of the presidential case.Now, Biden didn't mention Donald Trump, either in that moment or at any other time in his inaugural address. But he didn't need to. Because everyone remembers the way that the now ex-president of the United States talked about those -- Democrats and Republicans -- who disagreed with him.Read More"It was a disgraceful situation...
    Bloomberg Prolonged pandemic could impact copper production in Chile (Bloomberg) – Chile, the largest copper producer, managed to circumvent the disruptions caused by the pandemic that paralyzed mining in other countries. Its production of the metal last year surpassed that of 2019, allowing it to supply Chinese refineries at a time of limited markets and high prices. However, while Chile is prepared to operate during a second wave of infections, over time production could be affected, according to a group representing the industry giants: Mines such as BHP Group’s Escondida and those run by Codelco, state-owned, are reinstating restrictions that were used in the initial phase of the pandemic, such as demobilizing some workers and asking others to work remotely, to protect staff and maintain operations as the infection rate rises in Chile. They can do this by postponing non-essential activities such as maintenance and preparations for excavations. “If the...
    Amanda Gorman made history Wednesday as the youngest known inaugural poet. The 22-year-old Los Angeles resident delivered her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington, D.C. Ahead of the performance, Gorman spoke about the impact of her poem with "CBS This Morning" and noted how the message changed after the violent attack on the Capitol. "I wanted it to be a message of hope and unity. And I think that Wednesday for me really just underscored how much that was needed," she said. "But to not turn a blind eye to the cracks that really need to be filled." In 2017, Gorman became the first National Youth Poet Laureate. The Harvard graduate plans to release a children's book of poems later this year. Like Mr. Biden, Gorman has struggled with a speech impediment throughout her life, making poetry a "lifeline" for her. Also like Mr....
    New York : The Colombian women Ilia Calderon, who is part of the team of journalists of the Univision Newscast, crumbled and shed tears at the swearing in of the first female vice president of the United States, Kamala harris. “… The first black woman, the first South Asian woman. It is a moment that many mothers dream of, that many parents dream of for their children, and a hope of believing again in the United States as a country of hope, as a country of opportunities, as a country in which our children they can dream big and they can achieve their dreams. “ They were part of the words of the journalist who evidently felt very moved by the heroic achievement of Harris, who will work hand in hand with the president-elect, Joe Biden. There is no doubt that this implies pride for many of the women...
    President Biden said there has been a rise in "white supremacy" and "domestic terrorism" during his inaugural address. "The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer," Biden said during his first speech as president. "The cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear. And now, a rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism, that we must confront and we will defeat." Joe Biden says in inaugural address that the "rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism" is something "we must confront and we will defeat" https://t.co/1LntlB7T7E pic.twitter.com/WXH7B9OZDA— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 20, 2021 Biden hit on the theme multiple times during his speech, also saying that "racism" has "long torn" the country apart. "Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal, and the harsh,...
    A hundred demonstrators took to the streets of Bamako on Wednesday to protest against the presence of the French anti-jihadist force in Mali. Some 5,100 French soldiers are deployed in Mali as part of the operation Barkhane, to fight against jihadist forces throughout the region of Sahel. This military presence is not unanimous in the country. Demonstrations were organized in the center of Bamako, this Wednesday. Daniel Dembélé, chief of staff to the governor of Bamako, stressed that the demonstration “is not authorized because of the (anti-) Covid-19 measures“But that did not stop the organizers from pounding the pavement at the Independence Monument. Adama Diarra, one of the protest organizers, called for “fcaravan area everywhere to converge on the boulevard“Faced with the demonstrators, the Malian police and gendarmes fired tear gas to disperse them. This demonstration took place the day after the 60th anniversary of the Malian army; celebrated Tuesday....
    Washington (CNN)Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate, called for Americans Wednesday to "leave behind a country better than the one we were left" and unify together as she spoke at President Joe Biden's inauguration."Somehow we've weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken, but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming President, only to find herself reciting for one," Gorman, 22, said. Nodding to the deadly insurrection at the US capitol earlier this month, Gorman said, "We've seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it.""Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated," she said.Youth poet laureate crafting message of joining together for...
    The singer wore several fashionable outfits for the Inauguration festivities. Jennifer Lopez posed with members of the National Guard ahead of her performance at the Presidential inauguration for Joe Biden. The singing superstar traveled to Washington D.C. this week and paused for a photo op with a group of soldiers who were positioned outside of the U.S. Capitol building. In a video posted to her Instagram, page, the 51-year-old star stunned in a black and white houndstooth print coat and black face mask. She made sure to get all of the soldiers in the shot as she snapped multiple pics. Jennifer captioned the pic by saying she was honored to spend time with the brave men and women of the military, and she thanked them for their service to the country. J-Lo also vowed to sing for “all Americans’ at the inauguration on January 20, 2021. Fans reacted to the...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris talks to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as they arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021.Kevin Lemarque | Reuters Kamala Devi Harris was sworn in Wednesday as the nation's first female, Black and South Asian American vice president. She took her oath moments before Joe Biden was set to be sworn in as the nation's 46th president. Sonia Sotomayor, America's first Latina Supreme Court justice, administered the vice presidential oath of office to Harris. Harris and Biden on Inauguration Day inherit a country facing the Covid crisis, economic downturn and demands for racial justice. A daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Harris has made history throughout her career. As a U.S. senator for California, Harris, 56, was the second Black woman and first South...
    January 20, 2021 10:20 AM | By EFE 15 minutes. The president of Iran, Hasan Rohaní, assured this Wednesday that the future of the nuclear agreement is in the hands of the new US Administration of Joe Biden, while celebrating the end of the term of the “tyrant” Donald Trump. “The ball is now in the court of the United States (USA). If they fulfill their commitments, we will also fulfill them.” This was stressed by Rohaní during the Cabinet session, in which asked Biden to return to “legality.” The president also noted that “Trump is dead and his political life ended, but the nuclear deal survived“. Heavy penalties In his speech, Rohaní asserted that “now it is up to 5 + 1 (USA, France, UK, China, Russia and Germany) to fulfill its obligations“. Likewise, Rohaní expressed his joy at the end of Trump’s mandate, who in 2018 withdrew his...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced on January 19 the creation of the White House Gender Policy Council. The council will be co-chaired by Jennifer Klein and Julissa Reynoso. The council will guide and coordinate government policy on a range of issues that impact women and girls, including the economy, racial justice, health-care, gender-based violence, and foreign policy. The council will interact with Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, and the National Security Council to help shape policy in its focus area. “Too many women are struggling to make ends meet and support their families, and too many are lying awake at night worried about their children’s economic future. This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the current global public health crisis has made these burdens infinitely heavier for women all over this country. The work of this council is going to be critical to...
    WASHINGTON -- Not all presidential transitions are hotly contested or controversial.President Donald Trump will be the first president in 150 years not to attend the inauguration of his successor. The mood was quite different for the country's last two Republican presidents.George H.W. Bush, nicknamed Houston's president, was the last one-term president to gracefully leave office.EMBED More News Videos From the country's last several inauguration ceremonies to letters left behind for incoming presidents, here's a look back at the presidential inaugurations of years past. Archive footage in the media player above shows a look back at the Bushes' transition of power.Transitions of power have generally been far less dramatic than what the country is seeing in 2021.That was especially the case where both of the former Bush presidents are concerned.RELATED: Trump joins these other presidents who have skipped inaugurationsEMBED More News VideosFrom Reagan to Trump, here's a look at over 30...
    WASHINGTON -- Not all presidential transitions are hotly contested or controversial.President Donald Trump will be the first president in 150 years not to attend the inauguration of his successor. The mood was quite different for the country's last two Republican presidents.George H.W. Bush, nicknamed Houston's president, was the last one-term president to gracefully leave office.EMBED More News Videos From the country's last several inauguration ceremonies to letters left behind for incoming presidents, here's a look back at the presidential inaugurations of years past. Archive footage in the media player above shows a look back at the Bushes' transition of power.Transitions of power have generally been far less dramatic than what the country is seeing in 2021.That was especially the case where both of the former Bush presidents are concerned.RELATED: Trump joins these other presidents who have skipped inaugurationsEMBED More News VideosFrom Reagan to Trump, here's a look at over 30...
    EFE Latam Videos Mexico reports 1,584 deaths from covid-19, the maximum during the pandemic Mexico, Jan 19 (EFE) .- Mexico reported 1,584 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number of deaths during the pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 142,832, authorities of the Health Secretary. The previous figure was 1,314 deaths and had been reported a week ago. In addition, 18,894 new coronavirus infections were recorded for a total of 1,668,396 confirmed cases. With these data, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in the number of infections and remains the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from the pandemic, behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to the US Johns Hopkins University. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 4,190,185 patients have been studied with a positivity rate of 44%, reported Alethse de la Torre, general director of...
    Senator Lindsey Graham is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to 'unequivocally' denounce efforts to convict President Donald Trump after he was impeached for an historic second time.  Graham referred to McConnell as a legislative 'street fighter' in an interview with Fox News' Hannity programme on Tuesday, urging all Republicans to 'stand up and fight back'. Trump was impeached on Wednesday last week over allegedly inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol a week earlier. Five people died in the mayhem, including a police officer killed by rioters. 'What we need right now is Senator McConnell to unequivocally say the second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional, it is bad for the country, Graham said. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee also praised McConnell for 'everything that he did' to help Trump during his time as president. Watch the latest video at...
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump could be an accessory to murder for his role in inciting the MAGA mob that rioted on Capitol Hill and resulted in five deaths, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.  '[The] President's words are important, they weigh a ton. And if you're Donald Trump talking to these people, they believe it and they used his words to come here. When we talk about 'did any of our colleagues collaborate?' Well, that remains to be seen. We have to get the evidence of that. And if they did, they would be accessory to the crime. And the crime, in some cases, was murder,' she told MSNBC's on Tuesday night.  Pelosi led an impeachment vote against Trump one week after the attack on the Capitol, which resulted in him becoming the only president to be impeached for a second time. The House of Representatives charged...
    Miami : Today is Wednesday, January 20 and these are the main news of the day: 1.- With amber lights in several buildings, bells in churches and a moment of silence, South Florida joined the national tribute in honor of the more than 400,000 people who have died from the coronavirus in the country. Florida has more than 24,000 deaths from the pandemic. 2.- Small entrepreneurs can once again request funds from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). You can apply for businesses that are applying for the first time, who have already received some help, non-profit organizations or cooperatives for housing assistance. The maximum loan is $ 2 million. 3.- The Baptist Health System announced through Twitter that, due to limitations in the supply of vaccines against the coronavirus, it was forced to cancel all appointments for the first dose that were already scheduled. They will keep all...
    (CNN)The US Capitol in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country are under tight security on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to be inaugurated.After a pro-Trump mob attacked the US Capitol two weeks ago, the FBI warned of possible armed protests at the Capitol and all 50 state capitols in the days leading up to and including inauguration.The warning has led to a massive security presence in DC. About 25,000 National Guard members are present and much of the area around the National Mall and Capitol are inaccessible to the public. States, too, have bolstered their defenses by setting up fences and barriers, boarding up windows, and calling in the National Guard.Armed demonstrators gather at Virginia state Capitol as states stay tight on security ahead of inaugurationSo far, the large security efforts have dwarfed the protests that materialized. But the tensions remain high.On Sunday, small gatherings of protesters,...
    New York : Millions of undocumented immigrants who have been in the United States for at least 10 years, in addition to ‘dreamers’ and people with TPS They could see their “American Dream” fulfilled with the president-elect’s immigration reform Joe biden, titled “America’s Citizenship Act of 2021” (“US Citizenship Act of 2021”). This Wednesday, the first day of the Democrat’s government, the initiative will be sent to Congress and the Democrats are ready to push it, amid the coronavirus pandemic and as a way to recognize the work of the undocumented as essential workers. “The bill provides working people who enrich our communities every day and who have lived here for years, in some cases decades, an opportunity to obtain citizenship,” says the plan that seeks to modernize the immigration system. “Create an earned path to citizenship for our immigrant neighbors, colleagues, parishioners, community leaders, friends, and loved ones,...
    EFE videos Biden arrives in Washington to take the reins of a country in crisis Washington, Jan 19 (EFE) .- The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, arrived in Washington on Wednesday to take the reins of a country overwhelmed by a convergence of crises derived from the pandemic and political divisions, which he trusts in facing with a resounding call to unity. Hours before becoming the 46th president in US history, Biden excitedly left the state where he launched his political career, Delaware, and flew to Washington to meet with what will be the country’s first female vice president, Kamala Harris. Together they participated in their first act in Washington before the inauguration on Wednesday: a tribute ceremony for the victims of the pandemic in the United States, where a few hours earlier the grim record of 400,000 deaths from covid-19 had been reached. A SOLEMN TRIBUTE “To...
    After four years of Trump’s presidency, Betsy Smith has no trouble naming many of her faults. “He’s not very eloquent, he has a bombastic personality, he uses the wrong words, he makes people mad,” recited Smith, who worked for 29 years as a suburban Chicago police officer before moving to Tucson and launching a police business. police training. But despite the many scandals, racist invectives, lies and violence that left Trump with the lowest approval ratings, fewer allies than ever in Congress and a process in the Senate for the only president to be politically prosecuted. twice, Smith does not regret voting for him. “Trump did a lot for this country and for my family,” said Smith, 61. “I mean, this is the first time in a long time that we have a president who supports the police so openly. For us, that is huge. And that’s just a question...