July 13, 2022
- Michelle Nichols, “Brazil Wants to Buy as Much Diesel as It Can From Russia, Talks Ongoing” (Reuters, Reuters, July 13, 2022).
Brazil is looking to buy as much diesel as it can from Russia and some of the deals were being closed “as recently as yesterday,” Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Franca said on Tuesday, without giving further details on the transactions
- “Mourao: Lula Nao Tem o Respeito Das Forcas Armadas” (Veja (Brazil), July 13, 2022).
Para o general, apesar dessa situação, os militares vão prestar continência a quem quer que seja o presidente da República eleito
- Cindy A. Morales Castillo, “¿el Gobierno de Ivan Duque Hizo Trizas el Acuerdo de Paz Con las Farc?” (El Espectador (Colombia), July 13, 2022).
Hoy se entrega el último informe “No enreden la paz”, el documento de control político que hace este Congreso sobre la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz
- Sebastian Guerra, Steve Hege, “Colombia’s New Administration Raises Hopes for ‘Total Peace’” (U.S. Institute of Peace, July 13, 2022).
Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez will seek to lay the foundation for bringing the country’s decades-long armed conflict to a close
- Manuel Rueda, Joshua Goodman, “Afro-Colombian Politician Tapped as Ambassador to Washington” (Associated Press, July 13, 2022).
Luis Gilberto Murillo would take Colombia’s most important diplomatic post when he’s sworn into office next month
- “Gobierno Biden Anuncia Visita a Colombia para Reunion Con Presidente Gustavo Petro” (Blu Radio (Colombia), July 13, 2022).
La próxima semana un representante de “alto nivel” del Gobierno de Estados Unidos, de Joe Biden, vendrá a Colombia para reunirse con el presidente electo, Gustavo Petro
- Miriam Alejandra Camas, “Los Genocidas del Ejercito de Guatemala” (Plaza Publica (Guatemala), July 13, 2022).
La iniciativa de ley no busca fortalecer la paz, busca dejar libres a asesinos, violadores, torturadores y esclavistas
- Jacqueline Charles, “Scores Are Dead, Others Injured as Gang Violence Erupts in Haitian Capital’s Largest Slum” (The Miami Herald, July 13, 2022).
Local humanitarian and human-rights activists say it’s still unclear how many people have been killed in the latest carnage, but Joël Janéus, the interim mayor of Cité Soleil, told the Miami Herald that at least 52 people have been killed
- Mary Beth Sheridan, Ashley Parker, “Mexico’s President Meets Biden Amid Tension Over Migration, Fentanyl” (The Washington Post, July 13, 2022).
A month after boycotting Biden’s Western Hemisphere summit, Andrés Manuel López Obrador goes to the White House for a make-up meeting
- Julia Ainsley, “Mexico Agrees to Provide $1.5 Billion to Help U.S. Manage Migrants on Southern Border” (NBC News, July 13, 2022).
- “President Biden and President Lopez Obrador Joint Statement” (The White House, July 13, 2022).
Mexico has committed to invest $1.5 billion on border infrastructure between 2022 and 2024
- Alberto Nájar, “Amlo, Biden y la Complicada Agenda Binacional Que Les Supera” (Pie de Página, Chiapas Paralelo (Chiapas), July 13, 2022).
Temas de largo plazo -y mucha voluntad- para resolverse. Un día alcanza sólo para la foto
- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), “Senators Menendez, Kaine Lead Eight Democratic Colleagues in Introducing Resolution Condemning Violence Against Journalists in Mexico” (Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, July 13, 2022).
Following the ongoing spike in extrajudicial killings and concerning levels of impunity, the resolution encourages the Government of Mexico to ensure thorough and impartial investigations into violence against journalists
- Carlos F. Chamorro, “Ortega’s Fear of the Nuns and a Premonitory Wikileaks Cable” (Confidencial (Nicaragua), July 13, 2022).
According to Ortega, it is a “group of very elderly nuns”, who are praying to kill him, and he considers this to be a serious threat to national security
- Allie Morris, “Gov. Abbott Needs Another $1b for Texas’ Controversial, Costly Border Security Plan” (The Dallas Morning News, July 13, 2022).
Operation Lone Star has cost taxpayers at least $4B, which Abbott says is needed to combat smuggling. Critics say it violates migrants’ civil rights
- Alfredo Corchado, “Migrants Say U.S. Policy at Border Is Leading to Abuse by Mexican Authorities” (The Dallas Morning News, July 13, 2022).
A campaign by Mexican governors, under pressure by Gov. Greg Abbott, to stem the flow of migrants from Central America and beyond to Texas has led to a surge of complaints of abuse by state authorities, including violent attacks, extortion and even forcing migrants to disembark from private buses
- “Border Patrol Mum on Details of Calexico Shooting” (The Calexico Chronicle, July 13, 2022).
Little information has been released from U.S. Border Patrol about a shooting that left one person injured from apparent gunshot wounds
- Julian Resendiz, “Heat Not Stopping Migrants From Entering U.S. Illegally” (Border Report, July 13, 2022).
Sectors like El Paso still recording hundreds of daily encounters despite triple-digit heat, harsh desert terrain
- Daniella Silva, “Dangerous Conditions Persist as Migrants Wait for Biden Administration to Stop ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program” (NBC News, July 13, 2022).
“We live with this daily fear of leaving the shelter that something will happen to us,” one migrant said