Americas

Vinte anos dos ataques de Onze de Setembro de 2001 aos Estados Unidos da América
Americas, U.S

Vinte anos dos ataques de Onze de Setembro de 2001 aos Estados Unidos da América

Para quem tem mais de trinta anos, 11 September 2001 é um dia inesquecível. Poucos são os eventos não relacionados às nossas vidas pessoais que ficam gravados na nossa memória de tal forma que nos lembramos exatamente do que estávamos fazendo quando recebemos a notícia. No meu caso há pessoal, apenas dois eventos desse tipo: a morte de Ayrton Senna e os atentados que hoje completam vinte anos. O impacto foi tamanho em razão dos 2.977 dead, of 77 nacionalidades diferentes (inclusive 5 Brazilians) e cerca de 6 mil feridos, dos gigantescos prejuízos financeiros, da surpresa, do ineditismo, e porque, mesmo intuitivamente, as pessoas sabiam que a partir daquele momento, o mundo seria outro. After all, os Estados Unidos da América eram, à época, a única superpotência do planeta. Vivi...
Cemetery of Empires
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, China, U.S

Cemetery of Empires

US Air Force plane take off at Kabul Airport The scene looked familiar to Americans.. A helicopter of its Armed Forces flew over the US Embassy in a distant country, picked up passengers for a hasty evacuation, while the enemy approached from all sides. the troops, after long war, are returning home unable to celebrate the victory. The similarities between the Saigon retreat, at the end of the Vietnam War, and the withdrawal from Kabul last Sunday, 15 of August, marking the end of the Afghan War, are obvious and inescapable. Everything happened at an amazing speed. On an offensive of about ten days, the Taliban conquered all the provincial capitals and reached the capital of Afghanistan, obscene. President Ashraf Ghani fled p...
Against whom international sanctions are applied?
Americas, Venezuela

Against whom international sanctions are applied?

Photo by Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Trade sanctions are a foreign policy instrument used by some countries and have severe impacts. When we read the news that talk about it, it usually talks about trade sanctions against Venezuela, or against Iran or any other country that is currently under this type of action. The point is that the impact is on the country, with special focus on your government, but actually it's about the population. The idea is for the population to suffer the impacts of the suffocation of the country's economy and start to question their government, what should lead to the choice of another president (in democratic countries) or an institutional rupture for the establishment of another government (in dictatorial countries). One of the issues behind this is the humanitarian and societal cost..
Cyber ​​wars: who is the culprit?
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, Russia

Cyber ​​wars: who is the culprit?

Joe Biden, president two united states, declared in 27/7/2021, during a visit to the director of National Intelligence that “if we end up in a war, a real shooting war with another power, it will be as a consequence of a cyber breach". This claim was made after the United States was cyber-attacked, which had as one of its consequences the stoppage of the Colonial pipeline, which resulted in the interruption of fuel supply in part of the country. On this occasion the threat was opened, but at other times the Biden government directly accused two countries as responsible for this type of movement.: China and Russia. Even though today the US is the country attacked, the truth is that cyber actions are older and have served different ...
The humanitarian cost of international sanctions: the Venezuelan case
Americas, U.S, Venezuela

The humanitarian cost of international sanctions: the Venezuelan case

Venezuelan protesters against the US government. Photo REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini The recent demonstrations in Cuba reopen an important discussion in international relations: the use of trade sanctions as a form of foreign policy. the president of the USA, Joe Biden, announced its support for the Cuban people, but did not give indications of changing the current embargo policy. Despite the history and symbolism of Cuba in the context of the Cold War, we must remember that this is a more common policy., as seen in the case of Venezuela. The duration of sanctions and embargoes applied to Cuba and Venezuela are clear signs of their failure as an action that seeks to change the behavior of another government. Like this, in addition to not having an effective political result, implies a cost...
Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, U.S

Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani in 2019 (REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE - RC142B0FF7F0) Yesterday, 25/06, the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by its Prime Minister and President of the High Council for National Reconciliation – and political antagonist – Abdullah Abdullah, met at the White House, with President Joe Biden to establish a roadmap for the country after the departure of American troops, fixed for the day 11 of September, fateful date of the tragedy of the "World Trade Center", by the way. Faced with the political and social upheaval that is predicted with the departure of the American contingent, White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, reaffirmed the US commitment to the country's governability. In press release, she stated that “the United States is committed to a....
BRICS and the Covid-19 vaccine, one more chance missed
Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Russia

BRICS and the Covid-19 vaccine, one more chance missed

REUTERS FILE PHOTO Vaccination for Covid-19 is advancing and the world begins to breathe a sigh of relief, but it hides a much harsher and more unequal reality in the world we live in. Access to vaccines, as well as its production, it is the result of power relations that only reinforce the inequality that exists between countries.. Once the size of the problem with Covid-19 became clear, the richest countries started their efforts to produce vaccines and to purchase or block in advance the vaccines to be produced. To get an idea, by the end of 2020 these countries had already guaranteed 3,8 billions of doses. The amount purchased by countries like the United States and European countries far exceeded their population. only the USA, for example, bought vaccines that surpassed 5 doses per....
World Defense Spending Continues to Grow, despite the pandemic
Americas, U.S

World Defense Spending Continues to Grow, despite the pandemic

President Biden has just sent his Defense budget proposal to the US Congress for 2022[1]. The document proposes a budget of US$ 752,9 billion, an increase of about 1,5% in relation to the expenses foreseen for the current year. In perfect alignment with the Defense Strategy[2] from the country, released on 2018, in which the war on terror lost importance and competition between states became the main concern of US national security, the budget proposal intends to provide the armed forces with the necessary resources to counteract the threats posed by China and Russia. Containing China received special priority. The initiative called “Pacific Deterrence Initiative”, or Pacific Deterrent Initiative, rec...
The Empire Strikes Back: G7, USA, RPC, etc
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, International Organizations, European Union

The Empire Strikes Back: G7, USA, RPC, etc

In the second episode of George Lukas' mega-hit, the "Star Wars", under the leadership of the villain Darth Vader, the Empire relentlessly seeks to destroy Luke's band of friends across the galaxy.. - Han Solo, the princess Leia, among others. Luke had been trained by Master Yoda to use the Force. When Vader Finally Captures His Friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a Jedi Knight or confront Vader and save them. The final duel begins, and in front of wounded Luke, Vader says both can unite and rule the Galaxy. Luke refuses to join his father's killer, but Vader reveals that he is, actually, Anakin Skywalker, your father. Luke refuses to believe and, hopeless, throw yourself into the abyss. in the fall, he holds onto a small....
Clash of Civilizations: the USA, a RPC, the campaign “Stop Asian hate” and the alligator…
Americas, Asia, China, U.S

Clash of Civilizations: the USA, a RPC, the campaign “Stop Asian hate” and the alligator…

Protestants at the Stop Asian Hate national demonstration, in 27/03/2021 (Photo the Axel Koester) On the last day 17/03, a white man entered a massage parlor area in Atlanta, us United States, and killed eight people, six of them women of Chinese and Korean descent. No UK, in early March, a Chinese teacher of 37 years old he was beaten by four white men who cursed him for "Chinese virus". The increase in prejudice and hatred against the Asian community can be attributed to the spread of “fake news” that has been circulating since the beginning of the pandemic, attributing to Asians the proliferation of the virus, identifying them as the only ones responsible for the disease, what, as we know, originated in Wuhan, and China. To combat the spread of prejudice in the USA, a group ...