Alegría nao tem fim: Rio de Janeiro announced that the festivities are back on the streets

Alegría nao tem fim: Rio de Janeiro announced that the festivities are back on the streets

Few people in the world know how to celebrate like the Cariocas. The carnival is a sample of that crazy and massive celebration that this year was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. That is why now the city of Rio de Janeiro will celebrate the end of traffic restrictions in September in its best way: with four days of street parties.

Between September 2 and 5 there will be “small events, free of charge and distributed throughout all the regions of the city, with options for culture, leisure, sport, gastronomy and children’s recreation“anticipated Mayor Eduardo Paes.

During those days, some streets will be closed to traffic, emblematic places will be specially illuminated and on the promenades there will be disc jockeys and local artists will perform.

There will also be gastronomic festivals and discounts on the prices of the museum tickets and monuments.

A football match will also be held at the Maracaná stadium in which the Renace Río Cup will be played and for which the public is expected to can occupy up to 50% of the capacity from the stands, according to the Sputnik news agency.

These activities will have the purpose of “celebrating the return of the cariocas to the streets“, they stressed from the mayor’s office.

The announcement on the removal of restrictions is planned in three phases: in early September outdoor activities can be held; since October, those who are fully vaccinated they will be able to enter discotheques, and from November, the chinstraps will be mandatory only in the public transport and health centers.

In order for this schedule to materialize, the authorities are counting on the fact that in September 77% of the adult population have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine and 45% is already fully protected (with two-dose or single-dose drugs).

“We know that Rio is going to work again; it is a plan that can go backwards, but the data indicates that we are living a better moment; not ideal yet, but better“Paes said at a press conference.

“There is little left to overcome this bad phase of our lives,” the mayor was enthusiastic, who confirmed the celebration of the end of the year parties on Copacabana beach and the Carnival in February.

Likewise, Paes stressed that the calendar of events that the mayor’s office will promote, under the slogan “Rio de nuevo”, will end on September 2, 2022, which will be designated as “reunion day“.

The numbers of the pandemic

They registered 1,318 deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours, with which the accumulated number of victims since the beginning of the health crisis reached 554,497, official sources reported this Thursday.

In the same period, the country reported 42,283 new infections from the coronavirus, which raised the total number of infected to 19,839,369, according to data released by the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass).

For several weeks, the pandemic has presented a clear downward trend in the South American giant, of about 210 million inhabitants, despite the fact that the figures remain at high levels and confirm it as the second country with the most deaths from covid-19 in absolute terms, behind only the United States.

According to Conass, the daily average of deaths in the last 7 days stood at 1,069 this Thursday, the lowest figure recorded in 5 months, while the average number of daily cases in the same period was 45,094, which represents a slight increase compared to last Thursday (37,313).

With information from Télam.


Black Panther 2 images leaked, with tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther 2 images leaked, with tribute to Chadwick Boseman

The second part of Black Panther It is already in the process of filming. The new movie about Marvel’s superhero is called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Y has a great emotional charge, as its original protagonist, Chadwick Boseman, died last year, aged 43.

Now from the Marvel Studios film set some images were leaked that advance the tribute that the actor will receive, who died suddenly from colon cancer on August 28, 2020. With his unexpected death, the character was left without a goodbye to match.

In the video you can see the throne room of King T’Challa with a detail that pays tribute to the fallen hero, with an inscription on the pillars that surround the room that was not in the first part.

What the fans interpret

According to the interpretation of some Marvel fans who translated the native language of Wakanda, in which the phrase is written, what can be read says: “Rest in power, King T’Challa, our hero. It has been an honor. Wakanda forever“.

Although the message is fragmented, clearly alludes to the early disappearance of the character and also to that of the actor, in a double tribute full of nostalgia for Boseman and his unforgettable performance.

But Marvel prepares something extra for fans of Chadwick Boseman. This is the animated series ‘What if…?’ , for which the actor made a recording of his voice playing T’Challa in an alternate reality in which he became Star Lord instead of Peter Quill. This aural memory will premiere on August 12.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever awaits its official premiere on July 8, 2022, again directed by Ryan Coogler, who is also the screenwriter with Joe Robert Cole.

For its part, the rest of the cast is the same as in the first part: Lupita Nyong’o will play Nakia again; Danai Gurira also reprises her role as warrior Okoye, as does Letitia Wright, who returns as Princess Shuri; Martin Freeman as Agent Everett K. Ross, Winston Duke as M’Baku, and Angela Bassett as the Queen Mother Ramonda.

Chadwick Boseman. The actor who died in 2020 will receive a tribute in the sequel to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Photo EFE.

This sequel is also joined by Michaela Coel in a still unconfirmed role and the Mexican Tenoch Huerta, who according to rumors could play Namor, the king of Atlantis. This way, Huerta would make his presentation in the Marvel Universe like the great nemesis of Wakanda.

After the shock of the entire production team by the death of Boseman, the studio carried out the sequel in which, according to what is known so far from the script, T’Challa will disappear from history since they decided not to replace him with another actor or create a digital version.

“There is only one Chadwick and he is no longer with us.”Marvel Studios Executive Vice President Victoria Alonso said when the actor died. “Our king has sadly died in real life, not just fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we go back to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, actually. “

Therefore, in this second part, the story will go to the past of Wakanda. When T’Challa passes to the astral plane, he meets not only his father, T’Chaka, but also ancient Black Panthers who have reigned over Wakanda for centuries.



WHO warns that the Delta variant has already been detected in 132 countries

WHO warns that the Delta variant has already been detected in 132 countries

“Almost four million cases were reported to the WHO last week and, based on current trends, we estimate that the total number will exceed 200 million in the next two weeks,” he said about the disease that increased their deaths by 80% in Africa in the past four weeks, according to the Sputnik news agency.

The variant detected for the first time in India keeps the health authorities of governments around the world on alert.

For example, the United States announced this week that it will maintain current restrictions on international travel due to the spread of this strain; in France the Delta appears more and more highly among the control tests on the arrival of patients to the hospital; in Russia it is already predominant in 95% of detected cases; and in Latin America, as Paraguay reported today, the first community cases are beginning to circulate in some parts.

“Variants of concern” are considered to be those that are characterized by greater transmissibility or lead to increased virulence or a change in clinical picture or reduce the effectiveness of health and social measures or of available diagnostics, vaccines and therapies.


Former Presidents Demand More Effective Actions From The OAS To Stop The Persecution Of Opponents In Nicaragua

Former Presidents Demand More Effective Actions From The OAS To Stop The Persecution Of Opponents In Nicaragua

The Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA) group, made up of 37 former heads of state, complained this Friday to the Organization of American States (OAS) “Deploy more effective actions” so that “the prosecutions and prosecution”Of those who do not adhere to the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo in Nicaragua.

Through a statement, IDEA participants -among whom is former president Mauricio Macri- recalled that in June 2021 they put on record “The open contempt of the Nicaraguan dictatorship of all the recommendations that the OAS itself, the United Nations and the European Union had done to it ”to ensure“ democratic standards ”for the elections that should take place next November.

“Bad democratic governments can remain indifferent given the very serious situation that the aforementioned republic is going through, ”the letter adds, after listing the arrests and barriers imposed on the opposition by Ortega’s administration.

The Argentine government, under the presidency of Alberto Fernández, refrained from speaking out against its Central American counterpart, claiming that it prefers to avoid the doctrine of foreign inference in State affairs, which was worth it. strong criticism from human rights organizations.

In addition to Macri, among the signatories of the IDEA letter are José María Aznar, former Spanish president; and the current Uruguayan president, Luis Lacalle Pou, among others.

Full text

The former heads of State and Government participating in the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA), once again express their concern and urge the Organization of American States to deploy more effective actions to stop the persecutions and prosecutions of those who oppose the dictatorial regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo in Nicaragua.

In our previous statement, dated June 4, 2021, we recorded the open contempt by the Nicaraguan dictatorship of all the recommendations made by the OAS itself, the United Nations and the European Union in order to ensure the democratic standards of the elections that should be held in November.

There are now twenty-nine (29) opponents who have been arrested and thus disqualified by the dictatorship from participating in the planned elections, on the burdensome antecedent of the 328 fatal victims of the repression unleashed by the Ortega Murillos against the protesting population in 2018, as confirmed by human rights organizations.

The recent arrest of former Foreign Minister Francisco Aguirre Sacasa (1997-2002) and the prosecution for treason against the homeland of Berta Valle and Victoria Cárdenas, wives of Félix Maradiaga and Juan Sebastián Chamorro, two imprisoned political leaders, is part of the same pattern of violations systematic rights for which the government of Daniel Ortega is responsible; who in turn has ordered the elimination of twenty-four (24) NGOs, of which fifteen (15) are in charge of defending the right to health of Nicaraguans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democratic governments can hardly remain indifferent to the very serious situation that the aforementioned Central American republic is going through, ignoring the mechanisms for the defense of democracy that are legitimately provided by international law, particularly inter-American law. And multilateral organizations, in turn, must bear in mind the obligations of prevention imposed on them by their statutes, in situations that presage turning into humanitarian tragedies.

July 30, 2021

José María Aznar, Spain

Óscar Arias S., Costa Rica

Nicolás Ardito Barletta, Panama

Felipe Calderón H., Mexico

Rafael Angel Calderón, Costa Rica

Alfredo Cristiani, El Salvador

Federico Franco, Paraguay

Vicente Fox Q., Mexico

Eduardo Frei R., Chile

César Gaviria T., Colombia

Osvaldo Hurtado L., Ecuador

Luis Alberto Lacalle H., Uruguay

Mauricio Macri, Argentina

Jamil Mahuad W., Ecuador

Mireya Moscoso, Panama

Andrés Pastrana A., Colombia

Jorge Tuto Quiroga, Bolivia

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Costa Rica

Luis Guillermo Solís, Costa Rica

Álvaro Uribe V., Colombia

Juan Carlos Wasmosy, Paraguay


Paraguay reported on the community circulation of the Delta variant in Asunción and the Central Department

Paraguay reported on the community circulation of the Delta variant in Asunción and the Central Department

Last week the health portfolio had already reported on the presence of the variant that was proven to be the most contagious in Paraguay and, after more exhaustive studies, it was decided to declare its community circulation, reported the local media Ultima Hora.

According to official data, more than a third of the target population 10 years and older has at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, equivalent to 36% of this population.

In this context, the Paraguayan Ministry of Health reported 537 cases of coronavirus and 56 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Community transmission of the Delta variant is a matter of concern for Argentina and the rest of the region. This Thursday, the National Director of Migration, Florencia Carignano, said that “it is a matter of time” until the Delta variant has community circulation in the country, but stressed that “it will find us better unemployed” thanks to the progress of the national campaign vaccination against coronavirus.

Until this Thursday, there were 46 cases of Delta variant detected in the country, all of them from people who came from abroad. But it was known that a man in the province of Córdoba returned from Peru infected with the Delta Variant SARS-CoV-2, infected at least 13 others and about 160 had to be isolated.