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Return Plan: recommendations for the return of travelers to Bogotá

This Sunday marks the end of Holy Week and, with it, the holidays of many capitals who left the city in recent days. As usual, this Saturday the return of travelers to Bogotá begins and the authorities are already preparing to advance the Return Plan.According to figures from the District Mobility Secretariat, about 800,000 vehicles left the capital of the country to other municipalities to enjoy the Easter holidays. Likewise, the latest report by the mayor’s office shows that more than 400,000 cars have already returned to the city. The highest traffic flow in revenue to Bogotá is expected to occur between Saturday 16 and Sunday, April 17, in the development of the Return Plan.People traveling to Bogotá this weekend should take into account the road closures that are in force, for example, the one on the road that leads from Girardot to the country’s capital. It is also important to note that the entrance to the city cannot be done at any time, as there will be a peak and regional plate.Closures on the Girardot road – BogotáSeveral closures are reported on this road so, according to the newspaper El Tiempo, the Vía 40 Express concession will enable crossings to a lane in different sectors, including the Sumapaz Tunnel. Likewise, the media reported that there is the possibility that a counterflow will be enabled in the Nariz del Devil sector so that the cars returning to Bogotá can also take that route, which in its nature is one-way.Regional Peak and PlateThis week the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá recalled that this restriction will be in force for entry to the city after the Easter holidays.On Easter Sunday until noon, all vehicles will be able to enter the city, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. vehicles with even-numbered plates will enter the capital of the country. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., cars whose license plate ends in odd numbers will be allowed to enter. From 8 p.m. onwards, the passage will again be enabled for all vehicles wishing to enter Bogotá regardless of the number on which their license plate ends.It should be noted that, parallel to the restriction on entry into the city, local authorities will implement the reversible race of the Seventh Race from 245th Street and 180th Street, between 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.Entrance routes where the regional peak and plate applyThe restriction of traffic by peak and regional plate will apply in the nine corridors of entry into the city that are:-North motorway: from the Andes toll to the north portal of the TransMilenio system, in a north—south direction-South motorway: from the municipal boundary of Soacha to Boyacá Avenue, south/north-Centenario Avenue (13th Street): from the Bogotá River to the Ciudad de Cali Avenue (Carrera Avenue 86), in the west-east direction-80th Street Avenue: from the Guadua bridge to the 80th portal of the TransMilenio system, in the west-east direction-Avenida Carrera 7: from 245th Street to 183rd Street, north/south-Boyacá Avenue via al Llano: from the Algerian Durán Quintero tunnel to the old road to the Llano, south/north direction-Via Suba Cota: from the Bogotá River to Av. 170 street, north/south direction-Via la Calera: from Patios toll to carrera 7 avenue, east-west direction-Via to Choachí: from the road to Monserrate to the Circunvalar avenue, in the east-west directionIt is important to note that the exceptions for solidarity peak and plate circulation, car sharing and for medical personnel are not valid for this measure. KEEP READING:Minute by minute: Cali says last goodbye to Freddy Rincón on April 16Gustavo Petro’s Party, Colombia Humana, denounces that they attacked its offices in Bogotá: “They broke glass and bars”

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Zipolite: the paradise of freedoms threatened by gentrification

For decades, Playa del Amor, one of those grouped in the Oaxacan town of Zipolite, has been characterized as a paradisiacal cove whose main flag has been freedom. It’s a nudist place. It’s LGTBQ friendly. Practically, their connoisseurs have described, there is nothing that could not be done there. But as in everything, there is a limit. And as word got out of that prejudice-free oasis — in a country where that is almost utopian — more and more visitors began to arrive, both domestic and foreign. The gentrification that this entails has resulted in the initiation of restrictions in the place that presumed not to fear a single one.According to an urban legend, in the sixties there was a total solar eclipse, so people gathered on this beach that was totally virgin to observe it. While this was happening, they decided to enjoy the waters under the influence of that hippie essence that was lived at the time, that is, completely naked. “For decades, this former fishing village turned into a hippie meeting place has been transformed into an oasis for the queer community, attracted by its golden beaches, its countercultural atmosphere and a practice of nudism that embraces bodies of all shapes,” a New York Times article published about that place describes this Wednesday. “But as its popularity has grown, attracting an increasing number of gay and straight visitors, the city is beginning to transform: foreigners are hoarding land, hotels are multiplying, influential people are flocking to the beach, and many residents and visitors now fear that what once made Zipolite magical to be lost forever”, reaffirms the text.Actividades como yoga al desnudo, carreras y paseos ciclistas pueden llevarse a cabo durante el festival.And the fact is that the illusion of that paradise suffered a major blow of reality last February, when the inhabitants of the town agreed to curb freedoms on the nudist beach in order to “recover more harmonious ways of coexistence between residents and tourists”, and not lose the international recognition they have earned as a destination.That’s after locals started complaining about the appearance of waste in the sea, such as used condoms, inhalers known as poppers, beer cans or underwear. The allegations also pointed to excessive noise at night and sexual practices on Playa del Amor.Then, the assembly of the inhabitants decreed to define an exclusive space for nudism, thereby prohibiting people from walking without clothes in public places outside the beach. In addition, they strictly prohibited sexual practices in any public place in the locality.Until 2019, on the beaches of Zipolite, where various activities are common, from diving, surfing, diving and admiring the sunset on the horizon, lodging used to be economical, with an offer ranging from a small cabin to a simple, rustic room, ranging from 250 to 350 pesos (15 to 18 USD) per night. Now, a beachfront suite can cost up to $500 a night.Se llevará a cabo la cuarta edición del Festival Nudista de Zipolite (Foto: Cuartoscuro)“The town, where tourism is booming, natural resources are scarce and so many foreigners are buying property, that the price of land has become largely unaffordable for locals,” the New York Times warned.In this text they also collect the testimony of several regular visitors to Zipolite and its beaches who point to various aspects in which the gentrification of the place is affecting its essence. One of them is the non-existent stigma of body image. And they say that while a few years ago no one seemed to be fazed by the differences in the bodies of people who left out their inhibitions when they arrived at the place, now that diversity is behind us.“As Zipolite’s popularity has grown, its hippie vibe is changing. The bars are louder, the restaurants become more ostentatious. LGBTQ tourism is also changing: increasingly dominated by Americans, it becomes less diverse,” the text notes.KEEP READING:Cancun: how a fishing village became the jewel of the CaribbeanHow much does it cost to go to Tolantongo Caves from Mexico CityCutzamala System: water reserve for the Valley of Mexico decreased by half

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Constitutional Court ratified indictment of crimes against former President Uribe in trial for alleged manipulation of witnesses

The Constitutional Court ratified the nullity of the guardianship with which the defense of former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez intended not to be charged with the crimes of procedural fraud and bribery within the criminal proceedings against him by allegedly trying to change the version of the ‘expara’ Juan Guillermo Monsalve so that he would retract from his accusation that the former president formed anti-subversive groups outside the law and assured, on the contrary, that Senator Iván Cepeda was the one who offered him perks to make that statementIn the television news report Noticentro Uno CM& they indicated that the decision was unanimous after the vote of the nine judges of the Court denying him the nullity of such protection and whose decision was argued that the inquiry against Uribe in the Supreme Court of Justice, when he was a senator, amounted to the imputation of charges within the accusatory penal system.It should be recalled that earlier this year, the defense of the former president, led by lawyer Jaime Granados, requested that the Constitutional Court rejected the guardianship filed by former President Álvaro Uribe in which he argued that his fundamental right to due process and defense, so he sought to have his accused status withdrawn, but that in that high court they denied in November 2021.The high court had already concluded that an inquiry in the Supreme Court of Justice is comparable to an allegation of charges before an ordinary judge. Thus, with a 5-4 vote, most magistrates were against protecting Uribe’s guardianship. Weeks later, on January 13, 2022, the high court published the ruling confirming that decision, which includes 72 pages in which they relate and argue their position.“Based on the above considerations, the Supreme Court concludes that the disputed order did not harm the fundamental rights of the claimant (Uribe), having him as a result of the adaptation of the procedural action of Law 600 to Law 906, generated by his renunciation of the constitutional jurisdiction that protected him as senator of the Republic. Consequently, it is necessary to revoke the single-instance judgment that declared the requested amparo inappropriate and, instead, to deny it”, the text reads.This point was reached after Uribe resigned from his seat on August 18, 2020, which was accepted by the board of directors of that corporation. On 20 August of the same year, the defense of the former president requested the Special Investigation Chamber to refer the case for alleged manipulation of witnesses to the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Nation, since the Supreme Court had lost jurisdiction to continue the investigation due to the loss of constitutional jurisdiction, in addition to the fact that the punishable conduct for which he is being investigated is not related to the functions that Uribe performed as a senator.In the case in the Prosecutor’s Office and in turn in the ordinary courts, the first hearings were held before the 30th Court of Control of Guarantees, Uribe’s release was ordered but that same judge left the accusation made to her by the Supreme Court.For this reason, Uribe’s defense filed a guardianship that reached the Constitutional Court. In that appeal, the former president’s lawyers stated that there was a direct violation of the Constitution which gives the Office specific competence to carry out the indictment.What they were looking for was for the investigating body to have the capacity to decide on the allegation instead of taking the one already made by the Supreme Court, which found sufficient evidence that Uribe had bribed witnesses (convicted paramilitaries such as Juan Guillermo Monsalve) to change their version that his brother, He and Santiago Uribe founded a block of armed self-defense groups in the Hacienda Guacharacas, owned by the Uribe.KEEP READING:Last resort: victims of Otoniel try to stop their extradition with tutelage to the JEPLiquidation of Electricaribe was provisionally suspended by the Administrative Tribunal of Bolivar

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Since the coup d’état against Hugo Chavez in 2002, at least 320 Venezuelans have died in protests against the regime

Workers and pensioners take part in a protest outside the headquarters of the Ministry of Labor to demand better salaries and pensions in Caracas, Venezuela April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Gaby Oraa NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVESVenezuela has recorded at least 320 deaths in protests since the coup d’état of April 11, 2002 – 20 years ago – against the then president, Hugo Chávez, a “lethality” that “increased exponentially” since 2014, with Nicolás Maduro in power, according to data from the NGO Provea. “The Bolivarian project – which discursively claimed the right to peaceful demonstration – not only refined the legal mechanisms to restrict its exercise; also – in its most recent stage -, it dramatically increased the lethality exercised against those who express their discontent in the streets,” the NGO said in a note released to through their website.It also noted that a total of 9,138 people were injured in the context of demonstrations between 2002 and 2020. “The excessive use of force against demonstrators, coupled with the absence of a comprehensive policy of reparation for victims (…), keeps almost all cases in impunity and subjects hundreds of people to physical and mental suffering who still suffer the consequences of the damage inflicted without attention some by the Venezuelan State,” he said.According to Provea, on April 11, a “prolonged process of criminalization and obstruction to the exercise of the rights to peaceful association, assembly and demonstration began.” Un total de 9.138 personas resultaron heridas en el contexto de manifestaciones entre los años 2002 y 2020 (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)REUTERS“The creation of exclusion zones to hinder the exercise of the right of peaceful assembly and association is today one of the most negative legacies of Hugo Chávez’s administration, now continued by Nicolás Maduro,” he said.After the events of April 2002, Provea continued, “a wall began to be erected to prevent mobilizations called by sectors of the Venezuelan opposition from going to the headquarters of government institutions such as the Miraflores Palace, the National Assembly and other spaces.”In the last 20 years, according to Provea, Chavismo has strengthened laws to obstruct the exercise of protest, prevent assemblies in public companies and state institutions, street closures or the right to strike by state-owned companies.In addition, since then, “the presence of armed civilians has become more and more frequent to attack demonstrations,” he said.He added that, since 2014, Maduro’s administration “stepped on the accelerator to quickly consolidate the anti-protest scaffolding”, and recalled the anti-government demonstrations in 2017, when there were “143 killed, more than 3,000 injured, 5,000 arrested, use of military justice to prosecute civilians, break-ins and mass attacks against residential areas”.Según Provea, el 11 de abril comenzó un “prolongado proceso de criminalización y obstaculización para el ejercicio de los derechos a la asociación, reunión y manifestación pacíficas” (REUTERS/Gaby Oraa)REUTERSIn Venezuela there were 6,560 protests in 2021, an average of 18 daily, which represents a decrease of 32% compared to 2020, according to data released this Tuesday by the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflictivity (OVCS).“It is a significant decrease compared to 2020,” the NGO’s general coordinator, Marco Antonio Ponce, told Efe over the telephone. In 2020, the OVCS documented 9,633 protests, with an average of 26 daily.Of the 6,560 protests recorded in 2021, 4,853 were related to claims for economic, social, cultural and environmental rights; and 1,707 related to civil and political rights.Ponce explained that one of the causes of the decline in protests is “the progressive repression and criminalization that the government of (Nicolás) Maduro has exercised on the demonstrations.”The organization documented 2,066 protests with demands for basic services, of which 980 were for access to drinking water and 587 in rejection of “constant and prolonged” power outages.(With information from EFE)Keep reading:The National Human Rights Observatory denounced that justice in Venezuela is used against the rights of political, civilian and military prisoners The propaganda campaign launched by the Venezuelan Army following the serious allegations of the Chief of the U.S. Southern Command

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Víctor Trujillo’s harsh comment against Claudia Sheinbaum after support for Mandate Revocation

On April 10, the Mandate Revocation exercise was held to determine whether the population wanted Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to continue as president of the Republic or not, which, despite the obstacles, developed normally.Several politicians and supporters of the Fourth Transformation (Q4) began to publish photographs at the polls, with their fingers painted; as well as some notes about how the day was going on in places close to their location.However, they also took advantage of social networks to recriminate to the National Electoral Institute (INE) the alleged violations of democracy it carried out in order to prevent the holding of this consultation.“Long live democracy! #SomosMillonesConAMLO,” wrote the head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, through her social networks, along with a text signed by governors and governors of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena).(Foto: Twitter)With this document they announced their support for the President of the Republic and it was the appropriate document to attack the INE. Although they stated their mistakes in the organization, they presumed that citizen participation was a success.“Despite the fact that the INE did everything to prevent the participation of the people: such as the appointment of the date on the Sunday before Easter, the installation of a third of the squares regarding a constitutional election, its remoteness and poor location, the failure to previously inform the location of the same, as well as the changes at the last minute; despite all this, the people voted and ratified our president,” declared the capital’s president.For these statements, the communicator Víctor Trujillo, a strong opponent of Q4, decided to share the publication of the capital’s president in order to make a harsh and acid comment against her for having questioned the role of the INE in this process.Users of this social network applauded the concise words of the creator of the character Brozo and made other comments against AMLO, the alleged low participation, as well as a video that elections of the Popular Consultation that was used as fake news to ensure that polling officials filled the ballot boxes with unused ballots.(Foto: Twitter)Hours after the formal closure of the polls took place, the National Electoral Institute (INE) reported that the consultation to which the president submitted had obtained, in a preliminary manner, the participation of 13 million 200 thousand 427 people. Of these figures, 928,022 (7.03%) were for the revocation of the Tabasqueño mandate; 12,067,568 (91.42%) to continue; finally, 204,837 (1.55%) invalid votes.Despite these data, which would exceed the expectations of many people, the opponents were not satisfied and decided to criticize the participation. Among the messages were those of influencer Chumel Torres, who throughout the day sent comments against the Revocation of Mandate.In the first instance, he made a joke about the number of votes cast, assuring that the job of the person in charge of counting them will be very simple, since there would be only 29 ballots. “I wish you that your work tomorrow will be as simple as that of the bastard who has to count the 29 votes of the revocation of the mandate,” he wrote.Later, he ironized about the number of Mexicans who decided not to exercise their right to vote. “8 out of 10 Mexicans decided not to participate in this nonsense. It’s a good thing that 8 out of 10 Mexicans are Mexicans,” said the host of the program El Pulso de la República.KEEP READINGAMLO celebrated victory in revocation of mandate: “I’m not going to betray you”José Ramón López Beltrán celebrated the majority of AMLO in revocation of mandate: “Stellar moments”Epigmenio Ibarra criticized the INE after the closure of the Mandate Revocation: “Ideologue of the Anti-Democratic Deed”

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Aníbal Torres: “There is no fear here. I’m standing very firm”

The president of the Council of Ministers has been the target of criticism in recent days not only because of the measures adopted by the government to stop the demonstrations, but also because of the comments made during their interventions. In this regard, Aníbal Torres pointed out that he receives all the criticism that is said about him, including those that he describes as coming from “coup voices”. “It is not that we are dying of fear, there is no fear here, as you see. I am standing very firmly, I am not trembling no matter how much criticism there is because we are willing, if possible, to give our lives for the people,” he said from Puno where the fifth decentralized Council of Ministers was held.During the event, he recalled that the previous day, from Junín, a similar event had been held where the demands of authorities and leaders were heard. Torres, assured that among the attendees “the majority” was “in favor of our government”. In addition, he referred to the voices against it, including the request of an authority to President Pedro Castillo to resign from the position for which he was elected.“But there were coup voices which we have also heard because they are Peruvian and have the right to say. But what was broadcast yesterday afternoon in the media? Only what the coup leaders said, not what others said,” he said criticizing journalistic work, a fact that he has repeated since the government took office.Leaders shout and demand Pedro Castillo as soon as he arrives in Huancayo | VIDEO: Canal NRegarding the possibility of closing Congress due to the constant clashes between the two powers over the past eight months, Torres said that Castillo’s government is democratic and that it is not seek dissolution to happen, despite being a power granted by the Constitution. “We have to overcome hatreds, grudges, we have to overcome political failures, political defeats that are temporary and we all have to agree by putting Peru ahead,” he said.ORDER “COUP PISTA”The Council of Ministers held on Thursday in the city of Huancayo was marked by anecdotes such as the intervention of Minister Betssy Chávez, the intervention of Dina Boluarte singing the popular mulliza “Falsia” and the emulation of Aníbal Torres, who is remembered as one of the greatest genocides in the history of humanity, Adolfo Hitler. However, one of the most uncomfortable moments for government representatives was the intervention of leaders Eduardo Sauñí and Carlos Garagatti, who asked Pedro Castillo to resign. “We don’t have anything to eat Mr. President, my daughter would tell me that if I started a conversation with the president, he would tell me ‘tell the president to step side’, that’s what the people ask, with all due respect, I’m going to ask him to step aside and call for new elections,” Sauñí said at Huanca Stadium. .Aníbal Torres defends Hitler's speech in Puno | VIDEO: Canal NShortly after, he regretted the premier’s comments by recommending that the population eat fish in the face of rising chicken prices. “Every day you disrespect us, how can you say you eat fish, because it’s not enough for chicken. They say it’s a global problem, but what are we doing, let’s hope people make stoppages,” he said.“Mr. Castillo, ministers, let us put on the shirt of Junín and the country, otherwise, as a civil society, we will have to ask you for the welfare of us and the country, to step aside,” Garagatti said at the time of his speech.KEEP READINGSupporters of President Pedro Castillo tried to attack Lourdes Flores Nano in march against the governmentMinister Alejandro Salas: “President Castillo is not going to resign”Diego Bazán: “President Pedro Castillo should have been vacated a long time ago” | INTERVIEW

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Raúl Romero is upset and retires from the stage because he was shouted “ugly” during a show in Arequipa

Raúl Romero, singer and renowned host of Habacilar lost his patience during Juntos x el Rock, a concert he gave in Arequipa on March 26 with Amen and other invited groups, after the audience shouted “ugly” at him when the first song of his presentation ended.As you can see in the pictures, once his theme song was over, the audience started shouting “ugly” instead of applauding him. This aroused the curiosity of the former vocalist of the Nosequins and the Nosequantos, since he was the only singer who had such a reception unlike other artists who stepped on it. decking.“Oh? Ugly? They are a playful audience, all because they have paid 50 soles. What a smell***. They like ugly ugly, they like the joke. Well, let’s start again,” he said to start again with his show; however, this time he purposely misled to annoy the public. “Good night, Cusco!” , he shouted.This joke caused the attendees to yell “ugly” at him again, which caused Romero to make more jokes about Arequipa. After that, he gave an unusual message: “What singers would allow themselves to joke with the audience like that? They want me, egg***. And I love you, that’s why I tell you, which singer is greeted with ugly, ugly?” .Raúl Romero se presentó en el BTH Hotel Arequipa Lake, el pasado 26 de marzo, junto a otros grupos invitados. (Foto: Captura TikTok/@elvia_up)Tired of talking instead of singing his best hits, Raúl Romero was encouraged to ask: “Who wants me to sing? Let him raise his hand who wants to speak egg***”. Seeing that the majority raised their hands for the second option, the former presenter retired from the stage, throwing the microphone along the way. “Don’t even talk to me, it’s not worth me or m*** (50 soles), it’s not worth anything, with****,” he said at his departure. However, he returned to the stage a few seconds later to continue the show. “They were saved because they already paid me the full contract, so we sang,” he added, making the audience laugh.The images of his presentation soon went viral on TikTok. Although some users believed that Raúl had been angry with the public, the truth is that it was all part of his show. Let’s remember that Romero has accustomed his followers to a singular sense of humor, which he does not hesitate to reflect it in his live concerts.Raúl Romero is upset with the public because they yelled “ugly” at him during a show in Arequipa. (VIDEO: Youtube/ @Blog del Vago – Concerts and Events in Arequipa)WHY DID YOU LEAVE NSQ AND THE NSQ? The group won the hearts of its fans thanks to their live concerts for more than 20 years. However, in 2011, the members decided to take a break. This would have motivated Raúl Romero to leave the band along with his aspiration to become a soloist. In 2013, he announced their definitive separation of the Noseuquans and the Nosecuantos.This is how, in 2014 the popular ‘Cara de Haba’ was released as a soloist so as not to leave one of his great passions as music. In addition, he released his first solo debut album called “Solito” which is in the salsa genre.“The decision to go out as a soloist implies a break with the group, at least, a chapter closure. Those who want to see the Nosewho are going to meet only Raul. I haven’t left the group to be the former singer of the Noseiqui and the great memories. I am betting on a new product,” he said at the time in an interview with RPP.KEEP READING:Magaly Medina teases Brunella Horna for not committing to Richard Acuña after 4 years togetherMagaly Medina recalled that Ethel Pozo and Julián Alexander got engaged after 4 months of relationship: “They are quite intense”This is Guerra: Rafael Cardozo pushes Facundo González hard in the middle of competition and receives heavy sanction

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INE ordered to remove spots from the PAN and MC for slanderous expressions in Tamaulipas and Aguascalientes

Leticia Gonzalez, selected as a polling station officer by the National Electoral Institute (INE) receives voting materials ahead of the mid-term elections on June 6, in Juarez, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel BecerrilIn compliance with a ruling by the Electoral Tribunal of the Federation Judiciary (TEPJF), the National Electoral Institute (INE) issued precautionary measures to withdraw two promotional measures: one from the Citizen Movement (MC) and another from the National Action Party (PAN).According to the statement of the autonomous body, in both cases, the promotional ones will be withdrawn because they contain such libelous offenses, while in one of them it was for the allegation of a crime or false act.In the first case, the PAN denounced the MC for slander, resulting from the dissemination of the promotional entitled Contraste Aguascalientes, in its version for radio and television, to the detriment of the blue and white candidate for the governorship of the entity María Teresa Jiménez. This complaint was analyzed by the INE Complaints and Complaints Commission, which determined that it was inadmissible. However, the Superior Chamber of the TEPJF revoked the agreement of inappropriateness, arguing that “there is a risk that transcends the greater impairment of a right or a substantial principle in electoral matters.”La panista Teresa Jiménez busca gobernar el estado (Foto: [email protected])This “must be protected in order to avoid statements that could negatively affect free and informed voting”, since the ad included the following phrase: “If this is how she stole as mayor, imagine yourself as governor”, which preliminarily constitutes the charge of a crime or false act against the PAN candidate.Therefore, MC must withdraw this promotional within 12 hours and replace it with generic material. Meanwhile, the INE will do the corresponding action by informing concessionaires who do not disseminate the promotional through the Office of the Executive Directorate of Prerogatives and Political Parties.On the other hand, in the state of Tamaulipas, the PAN was ordered to withdraw promotional, this time for containing slanderous expressions against several officials belonging to the Movimiento Regeneración Nacional party (Morena).La Comisión de Quejas y Denuncias del Instituto está presidida por la consejera Claudia Zavala (FOTO: ISAAC ESQUIVEL /CUARTOSCURO.COM,)Isaac Esquivel | Isaac EsquivelThis complaint was filed by Morena’s deputy, Erasmo González Robledo, for alleged slander in the promo CAM TAM S1 and CAM TAM S2, in which it is stated that the deputy and other party characters are linked to drug trafficking and are part of organized crime.Among the phrases are: “they are part of organized crime” or “They were paid for their political careers, used their private planes, luxury armored vans and more.” The members of the Commission determined that the precautionary measures requested should be granted because the above-mentioned phrases do not find coverage in the freedom of expression and the right to information, since “they could constitute the charge of a crime or false act against” the deputy “without there being a minimum of truthfulness in respect of the facts that would allow these claims to be supported”.Therefore, the PAN was ordered to replace the promotional with generic or reserve material for the CAM TAM S1 content in its television version, while the Commission determined that in CAM TAM S2, it contained critical expressions of opinion of the broadcasting party regarding the way the Morena governments have developed in the region.Therefore, the imputation of false facts or crimes to a particular person was not clearly noticed in the second promotional.KEEP READING:“Offended and concerned”: the INE’s feelings regarding the revocation of the mandateINE imposed measures against Adam Augustus for promoting the Revocation of MandateCórdova and Murayama, close to saying goodbye to the INE; Deputies will propose the new presiding councillor

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UN Women and the International Olympic Committee facilitated the opening of sports spaces for 1,236 girls from vulnerable neighborhoods

In Argentina, 60 per cent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 do not engage in any extracurricular physical or sports activity. By focusing on women, the percentage rises to 70%. These data are from the Social Observatory of Sport, which is managed by the Institute of Higher Social Studies of the University of San Martín and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation. In addition, of the total number of adolescents who do not engage in any extracurricular physical activity, 74.2 per cent belong to the lowest socio-economic level and 71.7 per cent live in villages or settlements. In response to this problem, UN Women and the International Olympic Committee decided to implement the One Victory Leads to Another (UVLO) program in the City of Buenos Aires. The initiative is to create physically and emotionally safe spaces for sports in order to strengthen leadership, self-esteem, health, economic empowerment and the prevention of gender-based violence. It is a proposal designed for girls from 13 to 18 years old living in vulnerable neighborhoods. UVLO emerged in Brazil as a social legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In Argentina, it was thought of implementing it after the Youth Olympic Games, which took place in 2018, and finally took place in 2021.Con el apoyo de ONU Mujeres, el Comité Olímpico Internacional y otras entidades internacionales, 46 organizaciones comunitarias de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires abrieron espacios deportivos para 1.236 chicas de entre 13 y 18 años durante 2021 (Imagen: gentileza Una Victoria Lleva a la Otra)
Globally, Unicef estimates that girls spend 40% more time on caregiving than boys. More housework means less time to play, learn and play sports. Inequality grows as girls grow older, as when they are between 10 and 14 years old they spend 50% more time on caregiving. In the transition to adolescence, women receive less incentive than their male peers to develop sports skills, have less autonomy over their bodies and face the responsibility of protecting their sexual and reproductive health. Sport, in addition to promoting physical and mental health, is a powerful tool to break down gender stereotypes and roles that generate discrimination, violence and inequalities. According to the Fiscal Unit Specialized in Violence Against Women, about 90% of victims of sexual violence in the country are women. Almost 40% are under 18 years of age. The objective of UVLO is to disarm gender inequalities and stereotypes and to promote full development in adolescence and a life free from discrimination and violence.During 2021, the initiative was implemented in the City of Buenos Aires with the support of Women Win and in conjunction with the Foundation for the Study and Research of Women (FEIM), SES Foundation – Sustainability, Education, Solidarity and the Ministry of Human Development and Habitat of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. Workshops and sports practices were held in 46 community organizations to contribute to the comprehensive education of young women in four thematic areas: leadership and self-esteem; sexual and reproductive health and rights; rights and elimination of violence against women and girls; and professional and financial goals and planning.Spaces for them“We started from the diagnosis that there were no spaces for teenagers, in general, in popular neighborhoods. By focusing on the girls, you can see that they were engaged in care or household chores. There were no recreational or sports proposals for them,” says Nayla Procopio, coordinator of UVLO implementation by FEIM.During the first year of the pandemic, a mapping was carried out to learn about the organizations and see if it was possible to implement the program. Then the bases and joints were put together. In January 2021, the proposal to launch it began to be finalized.Training for facilitators and trainers began on 26 January. The first phase of training included 10 virtual meetings by the organization Empodera, which had already implemented the program in Brazil. There, the intention was to transmit the methodology of the program and reflect on why it is an exclusive sports program for girls, to think about how to create physically and emotionally safe spaces for the program’s participants and how to act in cases of abuse and share experiences and learn from the different pedagogical and implementation of the program.One of the challenges faced by the program at the local level had to do with the heterogeneity of the 46 organizations involved. “There were everything from clubs that had more structure and experience to dining rooms that for the first time were encouraged to offer activities to teenagers. Some organizations had their own facilities to develop the proposal and others went to public courts or large parks,” says Procopio.Las adolescentes le dedican un 50 % más de tiempo a las tareas domésticas y de cuidado que sus pares varones y tienen menos oferta de espacios para el deporte y la recreación (Imagen: gentileza Una Victoria Lleva a la Otra)Another challenge was territorial negotiation. “We had to negotiate days and times with groups of men around the spaces. In some cases everything was fine, but in others there were situations in which it was evaluated that what was being generated was not good, that it was risky, and another space was sought”, says Procopio.An experienceAnabela Rodríguez is president of the Malvinas Argentinas Club, one of the organizations, which is located in Parque Chacabuco. “The girls came every Saturday. There were two groups of twenty: one from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the other from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handball, football, hockey and volleyball were practiced. We used a public court and with a lot of effort we managed to get the community to understand that from 10 to 14 that area was for them,” he says.Rodríguez recalls that at first the girls, who mostly lived in Bajo Flores, had very individualistic looks. “A phrase that was frequently heard was ‘if you don’t take care of yourself, no one takes care of you’. In sports, this meant that they did not pass the ball. We work a lot on groupality. At the end of the year the girls said they didn’t feel alone and that being together made them stronger,” she says.Rodríguez anticipates that this month the club will resume sporting events: “The idea is to continue generating proposals for girls and continue working in a gender key”.What is the methodology likeThe slogan was that each neighborhood organization should have a coach and a facilitator. The initiative was implemented by 128 coaches and facilitators. “The program is committed to ensuring that facilitators and coaches are linked to organizations. This is the remaining installed capacity in the territory,” says Daniela Devoto, coordinator of the implementation of UVLO by Fundación SES.The first meetings took place between March and October last year. “We came at a time when many teenagers had lost contact with networking spaces due to the pandemic,” says Lisa Solmirano, a referent for UN Women.The proposal reached 1,236 adolescents living in popular neighborhoods. UVLO succeeded in improving self-confidence and facilitating access to information on health, rights, economic empowerment and financial planning.Los talleres de Una Victoria Lleva a la Otra incluyen, además de la práctica deportiva, espacios de reflexión e información sobre salud y derechos (Imagen: gentileza Una Victoria Lleva a la Otra)
The methodology of the program is inspired by a model developed by the Women Win organization and is based on two pillars: access to sports in safe spaces and development of life skills. This strategy is implemented through four modules that are given within a minimum period of six months, in the format of a workshop of twenty-five participants per group. In the first hour, the participants perform some sports practice conducted by teachers who have been trained in the methodology. In the second hour, the same group of girls participate in rounds of dialogue, theater, video exhibitions and games, among other dynamics that are accompanied by a facilitator.After a first phase of implementation, UVLO concentrates its efforts on disseminating the methodology through seminars and workshops and raising awareness among the private and public sectors about the potential of this type of approach to achieve gender equality objectives. “The program has very high scalability and replicability potential. I think that even in the provinces in the interior of the country it could have more impact,” says Solmirano.On the impacts of UVLO, the UN Women representative says: “With the programme we were able to confirm that adolescent girls are interested in sport if they are offered safe spaces to practice it. There must be more and more sports proposals with a gender perspective. Many of the girls at the end of the program felt empowered and more confident to voice their voices. Another interesting impact was the expansion of community networks. The organizations linked with each other and learned about methodologies for working with this age range.”El modelo de Una Victoria Lleva a la Otra es formar una entrenadora y una facilitadora en cada espacio para que puedan continuar con las actividades de forma autónoma (Imagen: gentileza Una Victoria Lleva a la Otra)The best result: stay togetherMagali Sahakian is 19 years old, studying Technician in Socio-Community Intervention at the National University of Avellaneda, is a futsal player in a neighborhood club and was a UVLO facilitator at a center located in Cildañez. She is a member of the political organization La Colectiva.Fundación SES invited La Colectiva to participate in the program and from the organization they took care of the registration. Flyers were handed out and spread through word of mouth. The meetings were held on Saturdays and the choice was made to practice volleyball.“In the neighborhood where it was my turn, the biggest problem was that girls had a hard time talking. When a question was asked in the space of reflection, no one answered. As the program progressed, trust was built and they opened up a lot. There were very rich debates, in which much was learned. We were able to inquire about issues that we used to have naturalized,” says Sahakian.Today the group is still active and that is the best result. Sahakian summarizes: “The girls organize themselves to play volleyball with each other in Avellaneda Park. They are never going to be alone again, they will no longer feel like they can’t talk to anyone. Weaving nets is a very important thing that changes your life.”_________This note is part of the Solutions for Latin America platform, an alliance between INFOBAE and RED/ACTION.

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Guatemala captured another drug trafficker requested in extradition by the US: there are already 10 arrested in 2022

Guatemalan security forces captured a drug trafficker on Thursday in a region near the border with Mexico, for extradition to the United States, official sources confirmed.The Public Ministry (MP-Prosecutor’s Office) explained through its communication channels that it coordinated with agents of the National Civil Police (PNC) the arrest of Roberto Arnoldo de León Alarcón because there was an order against him for the purpose of extradition to the United States nation.According to the Public Ministry, De León Alarcón was arrested during an operation carried out in the municipality of Ocós, in the department (province) of San Marco s, some 250 kilometers west of Guatemala City.According to the investigating body, De León is required to appear in the Court of the Eastern District of Texas, United States, for the crimes of illicit association, manufacture and distribution of 5 or more kilos of cocaine. The organization in which the syndicate operated is responsible for trafficking in drugs, specifically cocaine, from South and Central America to the United States, the same source said.“The organization uses sophisticated methods to manufacture, acquire, store, transport and distribute, multiple tons of cocaine destined for the United States,” emphasized the Public Ministry.Guatemala es utilizada por su posición geográfica como puente para el traslado de narcóticos desde Sudamérica a Estados Unidos (EFE/ Esteban Biba)EFEThe investigations determined that De León Alarcón was a member of the organization from approximately 2010 until at least June 2021, and was responsible for directing, managing and facilitating some of the group’s drug trafficking activities in Guatemala.With this arrest, there are 10 Guatemalans arrested so far this year in request for extradition by the US justice system for drug trafficking offences. In 2021, Guatemala broke its record by capturing 57 people demanded in extradition for drug trafficking offenses by the United States justice system.According to official statistics, in 2020 the Central American country captured 15 people required by the US; in 2019 there were 21 detainees in total, while in 2018 8 people were arrested for extradition.Guatemala is used because of its geographical position as a bridge for the transfer of narcotics from South America to the United States, according to the view of experts in the field, who also consider that 90% of the drugs that arrive in the United States pass through the Central American nation.The President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, said Monday that 95% of the planes that are used to transport drugs to Central America and Mexico “leave Venezuela”.“Central America is a strategic geopolitical area, neighboring Mexico” and “Guatemala is a bridge for drug trafficking from South America to the United States,” the president emphasized during his participation in the Parliamentary Forum on Intelligence and Security in the Guatemalan Congress.Giammattei explained that three days ago “human sources” took a photo on a runway in Venezuela, where he claimed that 95% of drug-bearing aircraft leave for Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.“We are in the midst of the largest producer and the largest consumer,” the president added, referring to South America and the United States, and that is why “Guatemala becomes a tactical territory for illicit drug trafficking,” he added.The Guatemalan president argued that his country is “a strategic ally” of the United States in the fight against drug trafficking and that his cooperation has allowed progress in reducing irregular migration, drugs and combating corruption and money laundering.(With information from EFE)Keep reading:The IAPA denounced attacks on the press in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and HondurasThe president of Guatemala assured at the UN that 95% of the narco-planes that arrive in that country come from Venezuela

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