Thursday, May 19, 2022 (07:00 GMT)

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Bangkok/Madrid, May 19 (EFE).-

.- kyiv/Moscow.- The fall of the Azovstal steel mill allows Russia to send more forces to other fronts in Ukraine, such as the Zaporizhia and Donetsk regions, in order to reinforce its troops there, still stalled in their offensive to take full control of Donbas, in the east of the country.

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.- Brussels (Belgium).- NATO’s highest military authority, the Military Committee, meets in Brussels to prepare for the Madrid summit in June and discuss defense issues, in a meeting in which Ukraine, Finland and Sweden, as well as Asia-Pacific allies.

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.- kyiv (Ukraine).- To the stress of a war situation, Ukrainian women who rent their wombs to foreigners have added the uncertainty of what will happen to their contracts and their money in the event that, because they are in areas in war, they could not deliver the children after childbirth.

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.- Washington (USA).- The Spanish Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, is received at the Pentagon by her American counterpart, Lloyd Austin, to discuss preparations for the NATO summit at the end of June in Madrid.

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.- Sanxenxo/Madrid (Spain).- King Juan Carlos arrives in Spain this Thursday, on his first visit since he settled in Abu Dhabi almost two years ago, with a first stop in Sanxenxo (Pontevedra), before traveling on Monday to Madrid to see his son Fellipe VI, Queen Sofía and other relatives.

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.- Quito (Ecuador).- The first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, begins her tour of Latin America in Ecuador with a day focused on Quito, where she will visit an initiative to combat child malnutrition and a school for adolescents who had previously dropped out of school.

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.- Brussels (Belgium).- The Catalan president, Pere Aragonès, will appear before the media this Thursday after meeting in the European Parliament with the JxCAT, ERC, PSC and Comunes groups.

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.- Colombo (Sri Lanka).- A group of protesters blocked the main streets of Sri Lanka on Thursday to protest against the shortage of oil at gas stations as a result of the serious economic crisis in the island nation.

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.- Tehran (Iran).- Three years ago was the rise in gasoline. In 2021, it was about the lack of water due to the drought. Now the rising cost of bread, and other staples, has caused many Iranians to once again defy the authorities with street protests.

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.- Punta del Este (Uruguay).- Digital innovation and sustainability as engines of tourism on its way to the recovery of the sector after the pandemic will be two issues for debate at the 67th meeting of the Regional Commission of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the Americas, which will take place in Uruguay.

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.- Punta del Este (Uruguay).- The Minister of Tourism of Uruguay, Tabaré Viera, talks with Efe Agency on the occasion of the celebration in Punta del Este of the 67th meeting of the Regional Commission of the World Tourism Organization (WTO ) for the Americas.

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.- Rome (Italy).- Any global solution related to climate change or the energy transition has to go through Latin America, a region that must also take advantage of the digital transformation to create millions of jobs, the president of the Development Bank assures Efe from Latin America, Sergio Diaz-Granados.

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.- Bogotá (Colombia).- The environment and the preservation of the Amazon pass on tiptoe in the Colombian presidential campaign while the indigenous peoples ask that they be taken into account in the policies that the next government implements.

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.- Sydney (Australia).- With an experience of multicultural entrepreneurship and a feminist agenda, the Spanish immigrant Yolanda Vega seeks to win a seat in the Australian Senate in the general elections on May 21, which this year sees a large number of independent candidates or minority formations.

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.- Tegucigalpa (Honduras).- Poverty in Central America, which affects 22.1 million people, will continue to grow if the region does not solve its structural problems, says the executive director of the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies (Icefi) in an interview with Efe ), Jonathan Menkos.

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.- Montevideo (Uruguay).- Half a century ago, the police discovered a basement in Montevideo that the Tupamaro guerrillas used to hide their hostages. That “people’s prison” later became a clandestine torture center during the dictatorship (1973-1985) that today opens its doors for Uruguayans to recover their historical memory.

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.- Rome (Italy).- The pope gives the inaugural class of the Laudato Si School before 50 students from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Panama and Paraguay, among other countries, in an act that will include also with the presence of figures such as the leader of U2, Bono, and the president of the Development Bank of Latin America, Sergio Díaz-Granados.

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.- Yerba (Tunisia).- Jews from all over the world make a pilgrimage to one of the oldest synagogues in Africa, Al Ghiba, on the Tunisian island of Yerba, to commemorate the Lag Baomer festival.

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.- Nairobi (Kenya).- Little Jaden, 4 years old, closes his eyes but keeps a good grip on his mother’s arm while the Kenyan Mariana explains with impetus how his life with HIV has improved thanks to the launch of the pediatric formula they receive at a clinic in Kibera, one of Nairobi’s largest suburbs.

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.- Danang (Vietnam).- 130 years after his great-great-grandfather became one of the pioneers of luxury chocolate sales in Barcelona, ​​businessman Víctor Ceano revives the family business in the Vietnamese city of Danang, where his creations of the Savall brand have become a benchmark for craft products.

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.- Albania (Colombia).- Pulowi, the goddess who protects water for the Wayúu indigenous people, appeared in a dream to an old man from the desert Colombian Guajira to tell him that he had to “harmonize” Bruno, a stream that the mine del Cerrejón partially diverted and that is in a legal dispute to determine if coal will be exploited in its original channel.

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.- Cannes (France).- The Russian filmmaker and dissident Kirill Serebrennikov visits the Cannes Festival for the first time after managing to leave his country where he was under house arrest, to present “Tchaikovsky’s Wife”, a film with which he competes for the Palm of Prayed.

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.- Cannes (France).- James Gray presents his film Armageddon Time at the Cannes Film Festival along with the cast made up of Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, Robert de Niro, Cate Blanchett and Donald Sutherland.

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.- Lisbon (Portugal).- ARCO Lisboa, the largest contemporary art fair in Portugal, physically returns to the Portuguese capital after two online editions due to the pandemic to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a focus on Africa and the local art scene.

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.- Los Angeles (USA).- After his success with the film “CODA”, winner of the Oscar for best film this year, Eugenio Derbez returns to star in the romantic comedy “The Valet” and, as he told Efe , thus confirming that his acting career is going through “the best possible moment”.

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.- Quito (Ecuador).- Since she became internationally famous for her role as Patricia Fernández in the telenovela “Betty la fea”, Colombian actress Lorna Cepeda faces the stigmas of blondes, prejudices that she wants to eliminate in a one-man show where it is vindicated beyond the “peliteñida blonde”.

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.- Rome (Italy).- Taking Batman on vacation to Benidorm is a milestone achieved by the Spanish illustrator Paco Roca, who has very clear ideas for future comics: “In these tense times in which we live, the hero who we need is conciliatory,” he told Efe in Rome, where he has traveled to inaugurate “Paper Houses,” an exhibition that traces his long artistic career.

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.- New York (USA).- The acclaimed novel “Eva Luna”, by Isabel Allende, opens in its theatrical version in a theater in New York on June 3, adapted by playwright Caridad Svich, in love of “the light” given off by the very character of Eva

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.- Buenos Aires (Argentina).- Argentina releases the monthly estimate of economic activity for March, which comes preceded by growth of 7% accumulated in the first two months of the year, after having recorded a recovery of 10.3% in 2021 and close three years of recession.

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