Síntesis informativa - 7 de agosto 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES

U.S. Added 1.8 Million Jobs in July

The American economy gained 1.8 million jobs last month, even as the coronavirus surged in many parts of the country and newly reintroduced restrictions caused some businesses to close for a second time.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/08/07/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

 

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has announced sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, TikTok and WeChat, a sharp escalation of its confrontation with China that is likely to be met with retaliation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/06/technology/trump-wechat-tiktok-china.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

 

This Is Inequity at the Boiling Point

For 150 years of industrialization, the combustion of coal, oil and gas has steadily released heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, driving up average global temperatures and setting heat records. Nearly everywhere around the world, heat waves are more frequent and longer lasting than they were 70 years ago. But a hotter planet does not hurt equally. If you’re poor and marginalized, you’re likely to be much more vulnerable to extreme heat.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/06/climate/climate-change-inequality-heat.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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RUSSIA TODAY

‘External interference through rocket, bomb or other act’ possible cause of Beirut blast – Lebanon’s president

Lebanon’s president has not ruled out the possibility that a series of powerful explosions in the Port of Beirut were caused by a rocket or bomb. The authorities previously stated that the ammonium nitrate stash had detonated.

https://www.rt.com/news/497372-external-interference-possible-cause-beirut-blast/

 

Afghanistan’s grand assembly gathers to discuss Kabul-Taliban peace deal

Thousands of Afghan elders, community leaders and politicians gathered on Friday to debate government efforts to make peace with the Taliban. The fate of 400 hardcore Taliban prisoners, whose release could clear the way for talks, is on the agenda.

https://www.rt.com/newsline/497333-afghanistan-assembly-kabul-taliban/

 

Turkey restarts drilling in E. Mediterranean as energy exploration dispute with Greece continues

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey has resumed drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean as Greece had not kept its promises regarding energy exploration in the region, Reuters reports. Erdogan was speaking to reporters after Friday prayers at the Hagia Sophia mosque.

https://www.rt.com/newsline/497376-turkey-drilling-mediterranean-greece/

 

US arms sales to Taiwan violate 'one China' principle, Beijing says after drone report

The United States should stop arms sales to Taiwan to avoid affecting bilateral relations, China’s Foreign Ministry has said. The US arms sales seriously violate the “one China” principle, Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters in Beijing on Friday.

https://www.rt.com/newsline/497332-us-arms-sales-taiwan/

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THE GUARDIAN

Trump bans US transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat

Executive orders issued late on Thursday would prohibit “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States,” with the companies, beginning in 45 days.

The video-sharing app has come under fire from US lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns. TikTok’s parent company ByteDance faces a deadline of 15 September either to sell its US operations to Microsoft or another US firm or face an outright ban.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/06/us-senate-tiktok-ban

 

Covid-19 lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on climate crisis – study

The research is primarily based on newly available Google and Apple mobility data. This gives near-real-time information on travel and work patterns and therefore gives an idea of the level of emissions. The data covered 123 countries that together are responsible for 99% of fossil fuel emissions. The researchers found that global CO2 emissions dropped by more than 25% in April 2020, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 30%.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/07/covid-19-lockdown-will-have-negligible-impact-on-climate-crisis-study

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AL JAZEERA

Turkey denounces maritime deal between Greece, Egypt

Turkey has slammed a "so-called agreement" between Greece and Egypt on an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The Turkish foreign ministry in a statement on Thursday declared the deal "null and void", adding Greece and Egypt have no mutual sea border. The area is located on Turkey's continental shelf, as reported to the United Nations, the ministry said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/turkey-denounces-maritime-deal-greece-egypt-200807065300640.html 

 

US Iran envoy Brian Hook steps down as UN arms embargo vote looms

Top United States envoy for Iran Brian Hook is leaving his post - and Elliott Abrams, the US special representative for Venezuela, will add Iran to his role "following a transition period" with Hook, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.

Hook's surprise departure comes at a critical time when Washington has been intensely lobbying at the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran and as the UN Security Council prepares to hold a vote on a US resolution next week.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/iran-envoy-brian-hook-stepping-arms-embargo-looms-200806221443127.html  

 

US senators want to block drone sales to Saudis

Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Thursday that would block international sales of United States-made drones to countries that are not close US allies, mentioning Saudi Arabia in particular.

Reuters broke the news in June that President Donald Trump's administration planned to reinterpret the Missile Technology Control Regime, a Cold War arms agreement between 35 nations, with the goal of allowing US defence contractors to sell more drones to an array of nations.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/senators-block-drone-sales-saudis-200806204345859.html  

 

First coronavirus cases reported in Syria's Al-Hol camp

Three health workers in a displaced people's camp in northeastern Syria have contracted the novel coronavirus, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday.

They were the first reported infections in the Al-Hol camp, a vast tent city that is home to tens of thousands of people, including the relatives of ISIL fighters.

It is run by the autonomous Kurdish administration that controls most of northeastern Syria and has reported 54 cases of COVID-19 in areas under its control.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/coronavirus-cases-reported-syria-al-hol-camp-200806162159182.html 

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GLOBAL TIMES

If war breaks out between China and the US, which side will have the upper hand?

If it comes to China's core interests, Taiwan, for example, crosses the line under the US encouragement and leads to a military showdown, then at that time there will be a contest of wills as well as a contest of strength. Who's at the upper hand in that situation? It's a combination of military strength plus morality plus the will to fight. Who do you think would be stronger in a war off China's coast?

So the US should be reminded to distance itself from China's core interests. Don't play with fire off China's coast, don't really stir up conflict over Taiwan question, and don't overdo it in the South China Sea. If the Trump administration just wants to create China-US tensions to help his re-election campaign, and is not really ready for a military showdown, then be careful for the next few months, and don't go too far.

China certainly doesn't want a war. My suggestion is that under no circumstances should the Chinese military fire the first shot. But I am confident that China will be well prepared to fire a second shot as a response to the first shot. 

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1197027.shtml

 

US an annoying outsider in South China Sea affairs

By The US has been waging an all-out campaign against China in an attempt to maintain its hegemony. It won't miss any chance to use the South China Sea issue as leverage. Against this backdrop, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in July said China's maritime claims in the South China Sea were "completely unlawful." People familiar with rhetoric on international politics are clearly aware that Pompeo's words deliver a message that the US is bolstering Southeast Asian claimants to take measures against China.
However, the US has not ushered in positive responses from these Southeast Asian countries. Take Vietnam. Vietnam's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang in July said Vietnam hopes all countries will make efforts to contribute to and maintain peace. 

Besides, a regional community with shared future, rather than ties with a faraway US, is becoming the foundation on which the ASEAN depends. Amid the new trend of de-globalization, especially as the US has broken up a bunch of international rules to maintain its interests, regional solidarity has become an optimal choice for ASEAN members. In the first half of 2020, ASEAN became China's largest trading partner.

If the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will be signed within this year under joint effort of China and ASEAN, the advantage of a regional community with shared future will be further embodied.
China and Vietnam both have strong bonds defending their socialist systems. This is where the two countries' core interests lie. Pompeo's speech on July 23 discriminated against socialist ideology - this has inevitably rung alarms for Vietnam.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1196948.shtml

 

US 'decoupling' attempt will be doomed to fail

The US' suppression of high-tech Chinese companies has accelerated to a historically high level, and its means and scopes of attacks are unprecedented if compared to previous technology conflicts.

Perhaps the reason behind the attack is China's rapid technological development has aroused anxiety in the Trump administration. That is because China's manufacturing has gained capabilities in research and development (R&D) as well as in innovation, with a number of internationally competitive companies and brands emerging in fields like artificial intelligence, the internet, biotechnology and new energies.
The US' suppression of Chinese technology sector hasn't beaten Chinese manufacturing, but rather stimulated its potential in indigenous innovation and R&D. In the past, the US has not succeeded in blocking US-China technological cooperation, and nor will it this time.
Market forces require bilateral cooperation and exchanges, and technology knows no borders.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1196968.shtml

 

Banning WeChat is an extension of China-US trade war: expert

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday that, beginning 45 days after the date of the order, prohibits any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the US, with Tencent Holdings.
Although the market share of WeChat in the US is limited, analysts said the US blockade on WeChat is actually part of a larger war that targets China's tech industry, as Tencent is one of the largest tech firms in the world and represents China's technology prowess.

"It is a political game, which will have a negative impact on Chinese internet companies going abroad. Chinese companies need to be vigilant about whether other countries will follow the US and block Chinese apps," Chen said.

In fact, the usage rate of WeChat among US users is only 0.79 percent, while it has 1.2 billion active users worldwide by March 31, of whom most are Chinese.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1197043.shtml

 

US executive orders targeting Chinese apps a 'shameless' act of hegemony: FM

The US will eventually taste the bitter fruit of choosing self-interest over market principles, intl rules, which will only lead to the decline of morality, national image, and intl trust: Chinese FM on US executive orders targeting TikTok and WeChat . 

The US frequently uses national security as an excuse to abuse state power and groundlessly clamp down on related firms, a shameless act of hegemony; China resolutely opposes it: Chinese FM

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1197039.shtml

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LE MONDE

Biélorussie : entre Poutine et Loukachenko, une complexe relation d’intérêts mutuels

Le chef du Kremlin n’a pas réagi aux critiques virulentes du président biélorusse, qu’il souhaite voir se maintenir au pouvoir.

Nicolas Ruisseau

Autre scénario possible : un mouvement qui, comme en Arménie au printemps 2018, a mené au pouvoir de nouveaux dirigeants. Cette élite rajeunie à Erevan n’est pas antirusse, mais n’est plus en phase avec les dirigeants de Moscou. « Si cela se répétait à Minsk, ce serait aussi une mauvaise nouvelle pour le Kremlin. Il perdrait ses repères », affirme Andreï Kortounov. Malgré leurs différends, Vladimir Poutine et Alexandre Loukachenko ont appris à s’utiliser l’un l’autre.

https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2020/08/07/bielorussie-entre-poutine-et-loukachenko-une-complexe-relation-d-interets-mutuels_6048372_3210.html

 

Donald Trump signe deux décrets contre les applications chinoises TikTok et WeChat

Le président des Etats-Unis veut interdire aux Américains toute transaction avec ces fleurons du numérique chinois. La Chine dénonce « une manipulation et une répression politiques », et TikTok menace de porter l’affaire devant les tribunaux.

Le Sénat américain a aussi adopté jeudi, à l’unanimité, un projet de loi qui interdit le téléchargement et l’utilisation de TikTok sur tout appareil délivré par le gouvernement à ses employés ou aux membres du Congrès. « TikTok représente un risque de sécurité majeur et n’a pas sa place sur les appareils du gouvernement », a tweeté le service de presse du sénateur républicain Josh Hawley, coauteur du texte.

https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2020/08/07/trump-signe-le-decret-qui-oblige-toute-transaction-avec-le-proprietaire-chinois-de-tiktok-avant-45-jours_6048339_4408996.html

 

La procureure de New York veut dissoudre la puissante NRA, le lobby des armes

Les dirigeants de l’organisation américaine qui défend le port d’arme sont notamment accusés de s’être enrichis illicitement, nageant dans les conflits d’intérêts.

Arnaud Leparmentier

Il y a eu la dissolution du Ku Klux Klan new-yorkais dans les années 1940. Puis celle de la Fondation Donald Trump, en 2018, qui pratiquait la charité inversée, servant le président américain au lieu d’aider autrui. Cette fois-ci, c’est la puissante National Rifle Association (NRA), forte de 5 millions de membres, qui pourrait être dissoute, comme l’a exigé, jeudi 6 août, la procureure de New York, Letitia James. « J’ai lancé des poursuites pour dissoudre la National Rifle Association pour des années de conduite illégale et d’abus de confiance. La NRA est un nid de fraudes et d’escroqueries. Aucune organisation n’est au-dessus de la loi », a-t-elle annoncé sur Twitter.

https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2020/08/07/lobby-des-armes-la-procureure-de-new-york-veut-dissoudre-la-nra_6048327_3210.html

 

L’ONU pointe une augmentation des exactions contre les civils au Mali

La Minusma a documenté 632 cas de violations des droits humains au deuxième trimestre, dont 126 sont imputés aux forces de défense et de sécurité.

Matteo Maillard

Selon la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (Minusma), l’accumulation de ces crises a conduit à une augmentation de 5,65 % des violations et abus des droits humains par rapport au premier trimestre. Dans sa note publiée jeudi 6 août, la division des droits de l’homme et de la protection (DDHP) a ainsi documenté 632 cas de meurtres, exécutions sommaires, enlèvements, viols, atteintes à l’intégrité physique, intimidations et menaces. Entre le 1er avril et le 30 juin, 323 personnes, dont 23 enfants et 11 femmes, ont été tuées.

https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2020/08/07/au-mali-l-onu-pointe-une-augmentation-des-exactions-de-l-armee-contre-les-civils_6048378_3212.html

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DEUTSCHE WELLE

Over 55,000 sign petition for France to take control of Lebanon

More than 55,000 people have signed a petition calling for France to take control of Lebanon following the deadly blast in Beirut. Critics say corruption and mismanagement by Lebanon's government was the cause.

Over 57,000 people have signed an online petition to "place Lebanon under a French mandate for the next 10 years" as of Friday morning.

The petition on the community petition website Avaaz  was reportedly set up by Lebanese citizens on Wednesday following the explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday

Lebanon’s officials have clearly shown a total inability to secure and manage the country," the petition reads. "With a failing system, corruption, terrorism and militia the country has just reached its last breath."

https://m.dw.com/en/over-55000-sign-petition-for-france-to-take-control-of-lebanon/a-54462136

 

US reimposes aluminum tariffs on Canada

President Donald Trump has reapplied tariffs to Canadian aluminum, decrying the alleged "surge" in imports. He accused Canada of flooding its neighbor with the metal and killing jobs in the US aluminum industry. 

https://m.dw.com/en/us-reimposes-aluminum-tariffs-on-canada/a-54474194

 

Perú: médicos venezolanos para enfrentar la crisis del coronavirus

La decisión del Gobierno peruano de contratar profesionales de la salud extranjeros que no hayan homologado sus títulos abre las puertas del mercado laboral a los inmigrantes. La medida, sin embargo, no gusta a todos.

"Es una idea muy positiva, estimamos que hay alrededor de 3.000 médicos cirujanos venezolanos en Perú y es bueno que ellos se puedan sumar a esta lucha contra el COVID-19”, dice el diplomático. Su representación está trabajando para legalizar los títulos. "Muchos tienen la disposición de moverse a provincias también, con tal de poder ejercer su profesión”, revela Scull, quien cuenta que solo el 20 por ciento de los doctores estaba colegiado

https://m.dw.com/es/perú-médicos-venezolanos-para-enfrentar-la-crisis-del-coronavirus/a-54472500

 

Trump cumple amenaza y prohíbe cualquier negocio con TikTok

El presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, firmó el jueves (06.08.2020) un decreto que prohíbe, a partir de los próximos 45 días, toda transacción con ByteDance, la casa matriz china de la red social TikTok.

Trump evoca una "urgencia nacional" en su medida contra la aplicación móvil de videos cortos que acusa, sin pruebas, de espiar a sus usuarios estadounidenses para Pekín, en un contexto de tensiones comerciales y políticas con China.

https://m.dw.com/es/trump-cumple-amenaza-y-prohíbe-cualquier-negocio-con-tiktok/a-54474951

 

Cuba desempolva reformas económicas ante crisis de COVID-19

La ministra cubana de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, Marta Elena Feito, anunció en la televisión estatal, aunque sin precisar una fecha, que se eliminará la lista de 123 actividades permitidas en el sector privado, una medida ampliamente demandada por economistas que abre nuevas posibilidades de negocio a los emprendedores.

Feito explicó que la medida es parte de un conjunto de reformas que se implementarán para el "perfeccionamiento" del trabajo por cuenta propia, y se complementarán con otras políticas que buscan que el salario "constituya la fuente principal de satisfacción del trabajador y su familia".

https://m.dw.com/es/cuba-desempolva-reformas-económicas-ante-crisis-de-covid-19/a-54474958

 

Turquía anuncia la reanudación de su prospección en el mar Mediterráneo

El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, anunció este viernes (07.08.2020) la reanudación de las prospecciones de hidrocarburos en una zona disputada del Mediterráneo oriental, a raíz de la firma de un acuerdo marítimo entre Grecia y Egipto, que ha sido criticado por Ankara.

https://m.dw.com/es/turquía-anuncia-la-reanudación-de-su-prospección-en-el-mar-mediterráneo/a-54485253

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BLOOMBERG

Trump Widens China Tech Attack, Ordering Bans on TikTok and WeChat

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-07/trump-signs-tiktok-ban-as-u-s-boosts-pressure-for-sale-of-app?srnd=premium 

 

Global Food Output Runs Into Migrant Worker Woes

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-08-07/supply-chains-latest-migrant-worker-shortages-hit-food-output?srnd=economics-vp

 

Why Tencent and WeChat Are Such a Big Deal in China

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-07/why-tencent-and-wechat-are-such-a-big-deal-in-china-quicktake?srnd=technology-vp

 

Uber’s Quarterly Sales Tumble, Ending a Decade of Growth

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-06/uber-s-quarterly-revenue-declines-for-first-time-in-travel-slump?srnd=technology-vp

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s Fortune Surpasses $100 Billion

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-06/zuckerberg-s-fortune-surpasses-100-billion-with-facebook-surge?srnd=technology-vp

 

Tencent in Talks to Create $10 Billion Streaming Giant

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-05/tencent-is-said-in-talks-to-create-10-billion-streaming-giant?srnd=technology-vp  

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Coronavirus Hobbled Amazon. How the Tech Giant Rebounded for Its Best Earnings Ever.

Amazon’s share of online shopping fell, and rivals stepped in, yet it bounced back sharply

https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-hobbled-amazon-then-the-tech-giant-bounced-back-11596708000?mod=tech_lead_pos5 

 

T-Mobile Overtakes AT&T to Become No. 2 Carrier

Wireless carrier’s core U.S. customer base surged after purchase of former competitor Sprint

https://www.wsj.com/articles/t-mobile-overtakes-at-t-to-become-no-2-carrier-11596754162?mod=tech_lead_pos4

 

Smartphone Price Premium Ebbs for 5G

Slower consumer uptake, pandemic prompt Samsung, with its $1,000 Galaxy Note 20, and other equipment makers to rethink device costs

https://www.wsj.com/articles/samsung-unveils-flagship-galaxy-note-20-with-1-000-price-tag-11596636002?mod=tech_lead_pos10

 

China Becomes a Refuge for U.S. Companies After Overcoming Covid-19

U.S. companies, including Nike and Tesla, have been buoyed by strong results from China; ‘a model of recovery’

https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-becomes-a-refuge-for-u-s-companies-after-overcoming-covid-19-11596792603?mod=business_lead_pos6

 

U.S.-South Korea Military Exercises Stay Digital, as North Korean Threat Grows

President Trump’s directive two years ago to scale back field drills means most rank-and-file soldiers haven't experienced combined maneuvers

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-south-korea-military-exercises-stay-digital-as-north-korean-threat-grows-11596720083?mod=world_major_1_pos1

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EL PAÍS

Iván Duque se entrega a una defensa incondicional del expresidente Álvaro Uribe

“Yo he sido, soy y seré un creyente en su inocencia y en su honorabilidad”, insiste el mandatario colombiano

No solo rechazó la medida de detención cautelar, sino que fue más allá y criticó las “incoherencias” del sistema judicial.

https://elpais.com/internacional/2020-08-07/ivan-duque-se-entrega-a-una-defensa-incondicional-del-expresidente-alvaro-uribe.html

 

La UE, Argentina y Chile batallan para impedir que Estados Unidos controle el BID

La estrategia es posponer la elección del nuevo presidente del banco hasta marzo

La elección de un nuevo presidente para el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo se ha convertido en una batalla diplomática. Donald Trump quiere colocar por primera vez a un estadounidense, Mauricio Claver-Carone, al frente del organismo. La Unión Europea y Argentina, a los que acaba de unirse Chile, maniobran para evitarlo e intentan aplazar la votación, prevista en septiembre, hasta marzo, cuando tal vez Trump no esté ya en la Casa Blanca.

https://elpais.com/economia/2020-08-06/la-ue-argentina-y-chile-batallan-para-impedir-que-estados-unidos-controle-el-bid.html

 

El presidente peruano, Martín Vizcarra, recompone su Gabinete con tres militares en retiro

El general Walter Martos asume como nuevo primer ministro luego de ser titular de Defensa

https://elpais.com/internacional/2020-08-06/el-presidente-peruano-martin-vizcarra-recompone-su-gabinete-con-tres-militares-en-retiro.html

 

Un estudio de Harvard señala al Gobierno interino de Bolivia por violaciones de derechos humanos

El informe de la Clínica de Derechos Humanos de la universidad estadounidense denuncia la violencia estatal, la censura y el patrocinio a grupos paramilitares por parte de la Administración de Jeanine Áñez

Esta es la conclusión del reporte ‘Nos dispararon como animales’: noviembre negro y el Gobierno interno de Bolivia, presentado por la Clínica de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad de Harvard. 

https://elpais.com/internacional/2020-08-06/un-estudio-de-harvard-senala-al-gobierno-interino-de-bolivia-por-violaciones-de-derechos-humanos.html

 

El comercio latinoamericano caerá un 23% este año por la pandemia

El valor de las exportaciones de bienes tendrá su peor desempeño en 80 años de acuerdo con el informe más reciente de la Cepal

De acuerdo con un informe dado a conocer este jueves por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (Cepal), con sede en Santiago de Chile, este 2020 disminuirá un 23% el valor de las exportaciones de bienes, dos puntos más que los registrados hace 11 años, cuando la caída fue de un 21%.

https://elpais.com/economia/2020-08-06/el-comercio-latinoamericano-caera-en-2020-un-23-por-la-pandemia.html

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PÁGINA 12

Políticos y académicos de América latina piden postergar la elección del BID

Más de 130 personalidades latinoamericanas de un amplio espectro político pidieron postergar la elección a presidente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). La misma estaba prevista para septiembre de este año durante la Asamblea del BID. Excancilleres, ministros, directores de bancos centrales y académicos señalaron la necesidad de llegar a un candidato consensuado, cuyo origen sea de Latinoamérica o el Caribe. Además señalaron que el actual contexto de la pandemia enfatiza la necesidad de plantear un programa común de mediano y largo plazo para el organismo.

https://www.pagina12.com.ar/283464-politicos-y-academicos-de-america-latina-piden-postergar-la-

 

Martín Vizcarra presentó gabinete en Perú

El presidente de Perú, Martín Vizcarra (foto), llamó este jueves a la “unidad y el consenso” al tomarle juramento al gabinete ministerial que encabeza Walter Martos, y anunció que planteará cinco puntos de entendimiento para la reunión del llamado Pacto Perú, que se realizará en los próximos días.

El nombramiento del nuevo elenco ministerial se concretó dos días después de que el Congreso obligara al gabinete anterior a renunciar a menos de tres semanas de su asunción tras disentir con el proyecto de Gobierno.

https://www.pagina12.com.ar/283482-martin-vizcarra-presento-gabinete-en-peru

 

Violento desalojo y detención de mapuches en Chile

El desalojo este jueves del edificio municipal de Tirúa, al sur de Chile y ocupado por mapuches en apoyo a los presos indígenas en huelga de hambre, dejó al menos tres detenidos y profundiza la tensión en la zona, en vísperas de una crucial reunión entre comuneros y autoridades.

Un centenar de personas ocuparon el miércoles de forma pacífica el edificio consistorial de Tirúa, a 700 kilómetros al sur de Santiago, para rechazar la violencia registrada los últimos días en la zona y en apoyo a la huelga de hambre que mantienen desde hace más de 90 días una treintena de presos mapuches.

https://www.pagina12.com.ar/283493-violento-desalojo-y-detencion-de-mapuches-en-chile

 

Iván Cepeda: "Se derrumbó el mito de que un expresidente no podía ser privado de la libertad en Colombia"

El senador Iván Cepeda sufrió en carne propia las derivaciones del caso judicial que culminó con la prisión domiciliaria preventiva  del expresidente de Colombia, Álvaro Uribe. En 2012, Uribe denunció a Cepeda luego de que éste visitara a varios detenidos en cárceles del país, como parte de su activa militancia por la búsqueda de la paz en un territorio diezmado por el conflicto armado. El exmandatario enjuició en aquel entonces al dirigente de izquierda por considerar que "manipulaba testigos" para complicar su situación. Pero se dio vuelta la tortilla, Uribe pasó a ser investigado y ahora permanece detenido por los delitos de fraude procesal y soborno, a la espera del juicio.

https://www.pagina12.com.ar/283433-ivan-cepeda-se-derrumbo-el-mito-de-que-un-expresidente-no-po

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EL TIEMPO

Retiran propuesta de ‘donatón’ para ayudar a expresidente Álvaro Uribe

La Corte Suprema de Justicia estableció una caución de 100 salarios mínimos legales (cerca de 98 millones de pesos) como garantía del cumplimiento de la medida de aseguramiento que se le impuso, la cual debe ser pagada en tres días.

Tras conocerse este hecho, un congresista del Centro Democrático propuso una ‘donatón' cívica para que Uribe “por lo menos pueda estar casa”.

https://www.eltiempo.com/politica/partidos-politicos/alvaro-uribe-no-habra-donaton-para-ayudar-a-expresidente-uribe-526574

 

Duque defiende la transparencia de su campaña

El presidente Iván Duque defendió en la mañana de este jueves la transparencia financiera de la campaña que lo llevó a la primera magistratura del Estado.

https://www.eltiempo.com/politica/gobierno/duque-habla-del-nene-hernandez-y-de-la-financiacion-de-su-campana-526482

 

¿Por qué Cristina Fernández de Kirchner demandará a Google?

La exmandataria argentina y actual vicepresidenta, Cristina Kirchner, presentó una demanda contra Google por difamación al aparecer como "ladrona de la Nación Argentina" en el buscador, según anunció este jueves en su cuenta de Twitter.

https://www.eltiempo.com/mundo/latinoamerica/cristina-fernandez-de-kirchner-demandara-a-google-526656

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LA JORNADA

Trump confía en tener una vacuna antes de noviembre

Washington. El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, afirmó que una vacuna contra el Covid-19 podría producirse antes de las elecciones del 3 de noviembre, y dijo que sus comentarios en redes sociales referentes al coronavirus eran perfectos al aludir a los vetos impuestos por Facebook y Twitter.

https://www.jornada.com.mx/2020/08/07/politica/004n1pol

 

Futuro embajador de EU apoya sanciones contra "cómplices" de Maduro

Washington. El futuro embajador de Estados Unidos para Venezuela, James Story, dijo este jueves que Washington debe seguir sancionando a los “malos actores” que operan con el gobierno venezolano de Nicolás Maduro, entre los que mencionó a sus aliados en Rusia, China, Cuba, Irán y Turquía.

https://www.jornada.com.mx/ultimas/mundo/2020/08/06/futuro-embajador-de-eu-apoya-sanciones-contra-complices-de-maduro-9455.html

 

Bolivia conmemora su independencia entre tensión política y pandemia

La Paz. Bolivia celebró el jueves su aniversario patrio sin desfiles, con ceremonias oficiales austeras y ciudades cercadas por protestas en contra del aplazamiento de las elecciones presidenciales de septiembre a octubre, lo que ha reactivado la tensión política del país en plena pandemia.

https://www.jornada.com.mx/ultimas/mundo/2020/08/06/bolivia-conmemora-su-independencia-entre-tension-politica-y-pandemia-4662.html

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