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The economic ‘boom’ that forgot the children of Chávez

Text and Photos: Álvaro Ybarra ZavalaCaracas Updated:07/03/2022 01:20 a.m. Save Related newsTraffic returns to the streets of Venezuelan cities. The long queues of cars waiting to be able to refuel due to lack of fuel disappeared. New canteens of premium products have opened in cities like Caracas, Valencia or Maracaibo and the images of supermarkets without supplies are already part of the recent past of Venezuela. The dollar is now the official currency in an underground consented by the Government that governs the day to day of Venezuelans, and unlike previous years, now the sense of the Venezuelan exodus took the opposite course and a large part of those who fled from Venezuela In search of a better future, they return to the new expec...
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One in seven Christians is persecuted for their faith in the world

Francis of Andrew Updated:07/03/2022 01:19h Save Related newsNigeria, the African colossus, has become the most dangerous country in the world for Christians despite the fact that half of its more than 200 million inhabitants profess that religion. The massacre carried out in the south in the Catholic church of San Francisco Javier on the last Pentecost holiday, which left 40 dead and dozens wounded, was surprising only for the fact that Islamic State jihadists rarely strike outside Muslim-majority strongholds in the north, at least on such a brutal scale. the NGO Open Doorsestimates in its latest annual report on religious persecution in the world that around 360 million Christians live in regions where they suffer some type of discriminati...
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Women’s Euro 2022 team guide No 13: Belgium | Women’s Euro 2022

This article is part of the Guardian’s Women’s Euro 2022 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 16 countries who have qualified. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 6 July.OverviewTo reach these finals Belgium had to win a group including Switzerland, the country that denied them a first World Cup appearance in 2019 by winning a playoff on away goals.Against the other teams in Group H – Lithuania, Croatia, and Romania – Belgium scored lots of goals, Tine De Caigny with 12 being the top scorer in qualifying overall, while Tessa Wullaert also scored nine.It was always going to be about the two games against the Swiss, and in Thun in September 2020 it all went wrong as ...
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Protests continue; video released Sunday

Protesters again gathered Saturday in Akron, Ohio, a day before the release of video footage showing the fatal police shooting of a Black motorist — a shooting that has rocked the city and outraged racial justice advocates.On Saturday afternoon, to crowd of demonstrators with signs and megaphones assembled outside the city courthouse after 3 pm Some chanted, "No justice, no peace, prosecute the police."Demonstrators have now been gathering for four straight days this week, demanding police accountability after officers shot and killed Jayland Walker, 25, on Monday as he fled a minor traffic stop.The Akron Police Department is expected to provide details of the shooting, including body camera footage, at the Sunday news conference alongside the city's mayor. The footage will also be rel...
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Mick Jagger: My Life As a Rolling Stone review – the singer would hate this documentary | television & radio

vVery few men can work a front-lacing skin-tight jumpsuit. Certainly not without getting their nipples caught or their beer gut stretching the satinet unbecomingly. Or, indeed, without the ensemble suggesting an accident in a sausage factory.Early on in My Life As a Rolling Stone (BBC Two) we see Mick Jagger before a 1970s gig, tightening the laces on his jumpsuit across his chest – snake hipped, underwear (if worn) invisible, genitals only tantalizingly visible. Jagger in his pomp not only looked good but typified the gender-fluid carnivalesque liberation of dressing up championed by queer theorists and, according to the voiceover, something else.“He projects the wild animal that's in all of us,” says record producer Don Was, one of the many musicians contributing their thoughts, if...
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Prison without bail for the alleged perpetrator of the fatal shooting in Santovenia de Pisuerga

Isabella JimenoCONTINUEValladolid Updated:07/02/2022 23:34h Save RELATED NEWSImprisonment without bail for Pablo S, alias 'Chiqui'the author of the deadly shooting recorded at dawn from Thursday to Friday in the Valladolid town of Santovenia de Pisuerga and which resulted in the death of another man by a shot with a rifle and the Civil Guard Lieutenant Colonel Pablo Alfonso Casado admitted in critical condition in the ICU of the Clinical Hospital of Valladolid after also receiving an impact with a firearm in the head. Less than a day after being arrested around 2:00 p.m. on Friday after a long negotiation that led him to surrender, after more than twelve hours entrenched with a hostage as a shield, the Civil Guard decided to bring Chiqui to j...
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Gonzalo Bertranou try gives Argentina win after Scotland fight back | rugby union

Scotland paid the price for a meek first-half performance as they suffered a 26-18 defeat in the first Test of their three-match summer series against Argentina in San Salvador de Jujuy.Gregor Townsend's side trailed the Pumas 18-6 at the break after shipping two tries in the closing 10 minutes of a half in which they failed to enter the hosts' 22. A spirited response early in the second half saw the Scots hit back with two tries to level things up again, but a try from Gonzalo Bertranou allowed the Pumas to regain the initiative.Bertranou only started the match after veteran scrum-half Tomás Cubelli injured his calf in the warm-up and had to withdraw before kick-off. Despite this pre-game disruption, the hosts required just four minutes to get on the scoreboard when talisman Nicolás S...
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Nick Kyrgios brings the noise and blasts past Tsitsipas in stormy encounter | Nick Kyrgios

For all of the drama that forever surrounds Nick Kyrgios, there has been one undeniable constant of his season so far – his tennis. Quietly, Kyrgios is playing the best tennis of his life and, even though he has competed sparingly, almost every time he has taken to the court this year his level has been high. As a consequence, he has put himself in the position for the deep grand slam run that has evaded him so far in his career.But it sure is difficult to talk only about tennis with all of the drama that surrounds him. In a contest that lived up to all of the anticipation, veering from gripping, quality tennis to farcical, unadulterated chaos, Kyrgios inserted himself deep into Stefanos Tsitsipas's psyche and eventually emerged as a victor, defeating Tsitsipas 6-7 (2), 6- 4, 6-3 7-6...
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Environmentalists condemn Biden administration’s offshore drilling plan | Biden administration

Joe Biden's administration on Friday unveiled a five-year offshore oil and gas drilling development plan that blocks all new drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans within US territorial waters while allowing some lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska's south coast.The plan, which has not been finalized, could allow up to 11 lease sales but gives the interior department the right to make none. It comes two days after the US supreme court curbed the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to the climate crisis.Environmental groups criticized the plan, and some expressed concern that the administration was backing away from the president's “no more drilling” pledge during a March 2020 one-on-one debate with Bernie Sanders.Biden at the time said, “No more drilli...
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Protests continue; video released Sunday

Protesters again gathered Saturday in Akron, Ohio, a day before the release of video footage showing the fatal police shooting of a Black motorist — a shooting that has rocked the city and outraged racial justice advocates.On Saturday afternoon, a growing crowd of demonstrators with signs and megaphones assembled outside the city courthouse after 3 pm Some chanted, "No justice, no peace, prosecute the police."Demonstrators have been gathering for three straight days this week, demanding police accountability after officers shot and killed Jayland Walker, 25, on Monday as he fled a minor traffic stop.The Akron Police Department is expected to provide details of the shooting, including body camera footage, at the Sunday news conference alongside the city's mayor. The footage will also be...