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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, bem como sua produção, é resultado de relações de poder que só reforçam a desigualdade que existe entre os países. Assim que ficou claro o tamanho do problema com o Covid-19, os países mais ricos iniciaram seus esforços para produção de vacinas e para a compra ou bloqueio antecipado das vacinas a serem produzidas. To get an idea, até o final de 2020 esses países já haviam garantido 3,8 bilhões de doses. A quantidade comprada por países como Estados Unidos e países europeus superavam largamente a sua população. Só os EUA, for example, compraram vacinas que superavam 5 doses por...
World Defense Spending Continues to Grow, despite the pandemic
Americas, U.S

World Defense Spending Continues to Grow, despite the pandemic

O Presidente Biden acaba de enviar ao Congresso norte-americano sua proposta de orçamento de Defesa para 2022[1]. O documento propõe um orçamento de US$ 752,9 billion, um aumento em cerca de 1,5% em relação aos gastos previstos para o corrente ano. Em perfeito alinhamento com o previsto na Estratégia de Defesa[2] do país, lançada em 2018, na qual a guerra ao terror perdeu importância e a competição entre Estados passou a ser a principal preocupação da segurança nacional norte-americana, a proposta orçamentária pretende dotar as forças armadas dos recursos necessários para se contrapor às ameaças representadas por China e Rússia. A contenção à China recebeu especial prioridade. A iniciativa chamada “Pacific Deterrence Initiative”, ou Inciativa de Dissuasão do Pacífico, receb...
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 ...
Elections in Peru and Democracy in Latin America
Americas, Peru

Elections in Peru and Democracy in Latin America

Candidates for the presidency of Peru: Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori Peru will pass, in day 6 June 2021 for a second round of a highly polarized presidential election. On the one hand, temos Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, from another, the far-left candidate Pedro Casillo. curiously, the first round was not one of great electoral polarization, having castillo only obtained 19% of votes while Fujimori achieved mere 13%. That is, 68% of voters preferred other candidates. We should then observe a polarization induced by institutions, no case, the electoral rule. Dois candidatos em posições muito distantes no espectro econômico farão campanha para convencer uma massa central de eleitores que não achavam suas propostas as melhores logo de saí...
Trump's return to the presidency in 2024
Americas, U.S

Trump's return to the presidency in 2024

President Donald Trump in August 2019; Manchester, New Hampshire. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) O ex-presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, está de volta ao jogo político. Tudo indica que veio para ficar e possivelmente recuperar a presidência dos EUA em 2024. A distância até as próximas eleições presidenciais é grande, mas já é possível antever que Trump deverá sair vitorioso naquelas eleições. Trump acaba de lançar novamente sua loja online, na plataforma do Partido Republicando, WinRed. São vendidos produtos cotidianos, como bonés, camisetas e canecas. Além da tradicional mensagem “Make America Great Again” (Torne os Estados Unidos grandes de novo), um novo slogan mostra a estratégia que será seguida: “Don’t Blame Me I Voted for Trump” (não me culpe, ...
End(?) of the war in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, U.S, International Organizations, OTAN

End(?) of the war in Afghanistan

Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Today's Estadão replicates a New York Times article that President Joe Biden declared yesterday, 14/04, the end of the presence of US troops in Afghanistan, ending the twenty-year engagement of the United States in the struggle for peace in the country and dismantling the Taliban militancy, that has already cost them more than US $ 800 billions and the life of 2.218 military. According to the announcement, the latter 2,5 thousand American soldiers will leave Afghanistan until the day 11 of September, symbolic date, by the way, when the 20th anniversary of the invasion ordered by George W is celebrated. Bush. Biden said that “I am the fourth president to lead the presence of troops in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two democrats ... I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth ...
How the British see their role in the developing world 2030 - and how they are preparing to exercise it
Africa, Americas, Argentina, Asia, China, Europe, Nigeria, HIM-HER-IT, OTAN, UK

How the British see their role in the developing world 2030 - and how they are preparing to exercise it

The United Kingdom has just released a document which I think is very important to read, fundamental even, for those who are willing to understand the game that the great powers are playing in the international arena. In him, revisions of integrated defense and security policies are presented, Britain's international relations and development[1]. The document has, in the introduction, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's vision for the United Kingdom in the year 2030. In summary, it is an optimistic view of your country's role in the world, who sees the UK as one of the most influential nations on the planet, with a strong economy and that, due to the emphasis on the adoption of scientific and technological innovations, will be better equipped to face an even more competitive world..
The arrogance of the West and the rise of China
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, International Organizations, European Union

The arrogance of the West and the rise of China

Do Mulligan progress, comes the word progress indicates progress, changing something for the better from the past. Even though the idea is old, the contours it presents today were forged in the Enlightenment, achieving its "automaticity" with the Industrial Revolution. Like this, today we get used to the idea that today we are in a better condition than yesterday and that we will continue to move forward. In itself the proposal is not unreasonable, but carries the risk of becoming arrogant, believing that today we live at the best (for a more philosophical reading of this perspective, I recommend the reading of A Rebelião das Massas, by Jose de Ortega Y Gasset). Especially due to the technologies, we have concrete evidence that we are at the moment of greatest advance in the history of Humanity....
Brazilian interests in the United States threatened by the Bolsonaro government's environmental policy
Americas, Brazil, U.S

Brazilian interests in the United States threatened by the Bolsonaro government's environmental policy

Amazon rainforest (Pirititi area) (Felipe Werneck / Ibama via AP) On the return of the United States to the international climate agenda, Biden invited 40 world leaders, including the Brazilian president, for a virtual meeting during Earth Day celebrations on the days 22 e 23 of April, a milestone for COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November. One of its goals is to ensure the commitment of the main economies of the world to reduce the emissions of this decade and to maintain the limit of heating of 1,5 degrees Celsius. There is still no confirmation about the presence of President Bolsonaro at this event. The importance of the international environmental agenda for the Biden administration is evident, Among other things, by the political weight of his special envoy to the climate, o ex-secretário de es...