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🗣️Tomorrow at 11am PST we'll look at #LatinAmerica and why this region-undergoing dramatic change-is critical to U.S. interests. Follow via FB Live fb.me/e/1Ln7gUeOh @globalexchange @Peninsula360P @christinefolch @MigrationPolicy ethnicmediaservices.org/media-briefing… #SummitOfAmericas
Last call! Briefing starts at 11AM PST. Our panel - Ted Lewis of @globalexchange, @ruizags with @MigrationPolicy, @christinefolch of Duke U and @ManuOrtizE of @Peninsula360P - will discuss the social, political and climate changes impacting Latin America. Join us!
Welcome to today's briefing, "Why #LatinAmerica Matters to the U.S." You can follow the conversation here or via FB Live fb.me/e/1Ln7gUeOh.
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After Christopher Columbus reached the new world, native Americans are normally depicted as helpless victims swept away from society and civilization during the colonization.
However, the Americans might have actually been a part of the expanding global economy.
An example of this is the Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. They developed a metalworking tradition, by using iron from Chinese and Japanese shipwrecks that washed up on the shore.
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🇷🇺⚡"Russian special operation in Ukraine contributes to the liberation of the world from the oppression of the West" — Lavrov

"It is obvious that the attempts of the collective West to interfere with the natural course of history," ...

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... "to solve their problems at the expense of others, are doomed. Today's world has several decision-making centers, it is multipolar. We see how the states of #Asia, #Africa, #LatinAmerica are developing dynamically. Real freedom is emerging for everyone choice," ...

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... "including ways of development and participation in integration projects. Our special military operation in #Ukraine also contributes to the process of liberating the world from the neo-colonial oppression of the West," ...

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We are LIVE tweeting the Raisina AMA with @DrSJaishankar and @samirsaran

Stay tuned for updates!

Watch it LIVE here:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue @MEAIndia
.@DrSJaishankar: Three things keep me up at night — the shocks that the international order is experiencing, particularly in the past two years—the #COVID19 pandemic, #Afghanistan & #Ukraine, & the friction between the #West & #Russia, the #USA and #China

#Raisina2022 @MEAIndia
.@DrSJaishankar: You need to develop an operational matrix to respond to a changing world. In our case, especially since 2014-15, we have had greater clarity on how we engage the world—concentric circles, neighbourhood first, but also a conscious policy engaging the major powers.
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🇨🇳NEW REPORT OUT🇨🇳

@kentonthibaut reports on #China’s discourse power activities in #Africa, #LatinAmerica, and the #MiddleEast, how China leverages its reach to gain influence, and the impact these activities have on democratic resilience worldwide. 🧵👇 atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-resea…
@kentonthibaut (2/8): As #China continues to take an increasingly active role on the world’s stage, its efforts have largely bolstered authoritarianism and eroded institutions in fledgling democracies worldwide through their use of their immense diplomatic, media, and political power.
@kentonthibaut (3/8): #China sees disseminating CCP-approved narratives in the Global South to enhance their discourse power as key. The strategy includes:
1. Co-opting foreigners' voices to spread pro-China messaging
2. Using international platforms to spread #propaganda in target environments
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#COP1Escazú: The First Conference of the Parties to the #EscazúAgreement starts TODAY, April 20th, in Santiago, Chile.

What is the importance of the Agreement and the #COP1Escazú for Latin America, the Caribbean, and the world?

🧵 A thread 🧵

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#EscazúAgreement is the first binding regional environmental treaty for Latin America & the Caribbean:
⛳️ Granting people unique tools to take ownership for decisions affecting their lives;
⛳️ Protecting #EnvironmentalDefenders from threats and reprisals.
acuerdodeescazu.cepal.org/cop1/en/backgr…
#EscazúAgreement aims to ensure the rights of all people in Latin America & Caribbean to:
🌿 Have effective & timely access to information;
🌿 Meaningful participation in decision-making in matters that affect their lives & their environment, and
🌿 Access justice & #Remedy. Image
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#NZ This is a long thread on the issue of harassment & threats made against #WomenInLeadership, primarily #WomenInPolitics.

⬇️ Reviews incidents over time, highlights the danger & escalation of #misogyny & the real life consequences on the personal & our democratic institutions.
This thread is being woven, the week Michael Cruickshank was sentenced to jail in #NZ for threatening to blow our #WomanPrimeMinister’s head off & to “..wipe you off this f---planet”- Also arrested this week Richard Sivell who has allegedly been posting threatening messages.
Here you can take a look at #OnlineAbuse ~ ⬇️ is a really useful article by @shesource & @WMCLive that names online hostile behaviour, how it is that #Women are targeted, & explains why “online harassment exists on a continuum with offline violence”

womensmediacenter.com/speech-project…
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.@BYJUS and @unacademy are household names in India, unlike @EruditusExecEd. Ever wondered why?

Simply put, Eruditus is a more global business from India than Byju's and Unacademy. 🌍

A 🧵 on @YourStoryCo's deep-dive on #Eruditus!

yourstory.com/2022/01/unicor…
The #US, #LatinAmerica & #Europe contributed to 56% of learners' enrolments of #Eruditus in 2021 — up from 37% in 2017.

@ashwin_damera @EruditusExecEd @EMERITUS_INST
The #US, #LatAm & #Europe account for 67% of Eruditus' annual bookings in FY 2022 ended June 2022.

This is up from 20% in FY 2017 📈
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Breaking: House Intel Committee posts @ODNIgov's 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, aka the Worldwide Threat Assessment

"#Beijing, #Moscow, #Tehran, & #Pyongyang have demonstrated the capability & intent to advance their interests at the expense of the #UnitedStates & its allies"
"#China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the #UnitedStates in multiple arenas—especially economically, militarily & technologically—& is pushing to change global norms & potentially threatening its neighbors" per @ODNIgov report
"#Russia is pushing back against #Washington where it can—locally & globally—employing techniques up to & including the use of force" per @ODNIgov report, compiled w/info available up to January
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#RussianUkrainianWar These days, the Western countries are no longer disguised, exposed their true face. If you understand the history of Western colonies will know that only the colonists have the so-called democratic and freedom, the other races can only be used as animals.
This colonial hegemony thought continues to date, it‘s still the dominant subconscious in the West. Even most of the Asia, Africa, Latin American countries are liberated, they will still be in the colonial-designed framework, play the role as farm, factory, mine, dumping market…
Sanctions on each field of Russia ——Economic, Sports, Art, Technology... This invisible frame has been appeared, as you see now.
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“Given #Omicron's lower severity, the negative cost of lockdowns and school closures—including financial turmoil, isolation, and lost learning time—far outweigh the benefits.” write @AliHMokdad and @kleachkemon in @ThinkGlobalHlth👇
thinkglobalhealth.org/article/sensib…
Estimates suggest that #Omicron is just 3% as deadly as #Delta and 1/10 as likely to cause hospitalization while simultaneously spreading at “stunning” speeds and will likely infect as many people in the next 2 months as SARS-CoV-2 has infected people in the past 2 years
📍The good news is that in most countries, the death toll will be nowhere near as extreme as it was last winter.
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"Given the long history of America’s hegemonic dominance and extensive support for cruel dictatorships and military juntas in #LatinAmerica, it makes perfect sense for those countries to seek alternative sources of aid, funding and economic development."
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"The history of American imperialism in the western hemisphere is long; its influence runs deep into the social fabric of those societies with their profound economic inequalities, criminality and political repression."
"Given this terrible history, it’s more than understandable that so many countries in the region now want to change course with #China, a country with no modern history of imperialism and external violence, and which offers an alternative path to aid and development..."
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Authoritarian powers that restrict media freedom and manipulate public discourse at home are increasingly seeking to curate information flows abroad. The new Sharp Power Research Portal (bit.ly/3olg2Hl) catalogues research and reporting on these efforts, including… Image
Concise analysis from @edwardlucas @cepa on China’s strategy for dealing with the West, which involves censorship, divide-and-rule diplomacy, and the leverage of trade and investment. cepa.org/a-china-strate…
Reporting by @lilkuo on shifting PRC state-media coverage of the pro-democracy protests in #HongKong theguardian.com/world/2019/aug…
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-#China's Belt and Road Initiative is always bad news for locals
-139 countries are part of BRI because local leaders due to personal greed have disregarded #NationalSecurity
-#Cambodia’s Lower Sesan 2 dam & #Guinea’s Souapiti Dam have resulted in severe #HumanRightsViolations SCMP
-BRi isn't just enormous network of roads, railways, tunnels, dams, airports, ports, energy pipelines, power plants
-It comes bundled with digital glue of telecommunications networks, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and above all search for food & minrals Fortune
-Iran is another nation which is fast replacing #Pakistan as core BRI country
-China has multiple large-scale BRI projects in #Iran with complete disregard for rights of locals
-Chinese fishing ships are creating havoc in leased out territorial waters of #Persian Gulf
@KlasraRauf France24
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Today I spoke to prisoner #BLEACH peddler #MarkGrenon of #GenesisII from his cell in #columbia
I first engaged undercover in #Comusav #BLEACH #Telegram group.
He told me he is operating his #BLEACH scam via a secret phone.
I posed as a man from UK with a child with #COVID19
He told me to put my 6 yr old in a bath of #BLEACH and poison them orally too, make them drink #BLEACH all day long.
He provided #BLEACH peddlers website that deliver #MMS to UK.
My colleague has done great work exposing Grenon also 👇
It appears that Grenon is working with #BLEACH peddlers from jail, getting a piece of the #BLEACH pie.
Working with #Comusav #AndreasKalcker
He was shut down by #FDA last year and his Sons are in jail also.
Their trial is March 2022.
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@AnnalsOfScience just published an article I wrote with my colleague @smolinab1 as part of our research on a chronological and cosmographical Tratado composed in the New Kingdom of Granada (c.1696) 🧵(1/17)
tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10…
The manuscript presumably entitled "Treatise on astronomy and the reformation of time" is housed in the @BibliotecaNalCo. Using other sources (@ArchivoGeneral @Banrepcultural), we read this Tratado as part of the #earlymodern globalisation of Spanish cosmography (2/17) Heading of Sanchez's first ...
Under the influence of Spanish cosmography, the repertorios de los tiempos–books encompassing astronomical, agricultural, ecclesiastical, medical, and calendrical questions–incorporated cosmographical elements coming from Sacrobosco and the Theorica (3/17) Engraving of Jeronimo de Ch...
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New #Blog «#FiscalPolicy to drive the recovery in #LatinAmerica: the “when” and “how” are key» @voxlacea @OECD_Centre
For fiscal policy to be effective it needs a well-defined sequencing of actions and to be backed by consensus
➡️ vox.lacea.org/?q=blog/fiscal…
Here the thread 🧵:
The political economy of fiscal policy is more important than ever and country-specific characteristics calls for a tailored approach. However, some overarching considerations can help countries in #LAC get their “policy menu” between public spending, tax policy and public debt. ImageImageImage
- Moving towards the expansion of well-targeted social exp. with long-term economic effects
- More and better capital exp. to close the infra. needs incl. digital+green
- Innovative fiscal frameworks incl. fiscal rules to ensure fiscal sustainability with adequate escape clauses Image
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We are LIVE tweeting the discussion - South Rising: The Decade for New America with @chilemfa, Raul Cano-Ricciardi, @JulianVenturaV, @rivagdas, @SunjoyJ. Participate with #Raisina2021 #RaisinaDialogue
.@SunjoyJ: The countries in #LatinAmerica have the combined GDP of India and the ASEAN. However, prior to the pandemic, these countries were going through a very difficult period and the pandemic now threatens to wipe out years of human and economic development progress.
.@SunjoyJ: Inequality and lack of cohesion have become triggers across the world for social protest, giving rise to the question - how do we built an inclusive society post the pandemic given the deep social fractures it has exposed within all our societies.
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.@planetGOLD_org 2-year progress update on now, curated by @theGEF @UNIDO @NRDC @ConservationOrg
@UNEP @UNDP @minamataMEA. @ludoASGM delivers an impeccable overview of results dashboard, with impressive results despite #COVID19 disruptions in the field.
My motivation for working on this issue is #GenderEquity. DYK this sector is a primary livelihood source for millions of women miners in every single region.
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#Russia, #US,and the fight over #SputnikV
Short THREAD
#Putin made interesting comments that are important to understand how #Russia reads the situation with promotion of #vaccines
1. #Putin: "Global market for #COVID19 vaccines is worth $100 billion. We see how competitors of our producers behave: they enter a country [that is in need for vaccines],sell a small batch of vaccines on a discounted price but condition the sale with that...
2. "...the country will only purchase that vaccine from that producer in the future. So, there’s a real fight for the markets".
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1. Julian #Assange #BailAssangeUK US counsel opposes bail: “cannot be trusted to surrender”
2. US counsel refers to Julian #Assange and “others at @wikileaks “ *orchestrating* @snowden’ escape as a legal ground to oppose #BailAssangeUK
3. Tremendously interesting to see how US counsel just confirmed that @wikileaks original plans was to help @snowden to get protection in #LatinAmerica
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#Subex is setting the market abuzz with many brokers talking of relisting above 20 Rs - which is across a major 8 year breakout level of around 18.50

#CrunchMetrics #IDCentral #DigitalTrust #IoT #IoTSecurity
Will be see a dream run in #Subex post relisting given fundamentals are fast improving for both business operations and balance sheet

See embedded thread for brief history of its turnaround.

#CrunchMetrics #IDCentral #DigitalTrust #IoT #IoTSecurity #CyberSecurity
Typo-plz read “Will be” as “Will we”

I think we will 😊-next 2yrs at #Subex should be similar or better to what #TanlaPlatforms achieved in same time since #Karix acquisition in Aug2018

Cash books are ringing at Subex with good visibility

So watch this space for M&A/BuyBack!!
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#Latinamerica #Coronavirus

At least 34 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean lost their jobs because of the corona pandemic in the first half of 2020. This is the conclusion of a report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on the situation in nine countries.
The UN organization warns of an unprecedented crisis in the labor markets and "a drastic decline in employment, working hours and income." Latin America and the Caribbean are accordingly the region of the world with the greatest percentage decline in working hours and income.
The employment rate - the share of the workforce in the population - fell to a "historic low" of 51.1 percent in the first quarter of this year.
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