Ecuador Bonds Soar as Millionaire Banker Wins Presidency

Ecuadorean bonds rallied after career banker Guillermo Lasso won the presidential election with a late surge in support, calming investors who thought his opponent was likely to lead the default-prone country into insolvency once again. Lasso beat out economist Andres Arauz, a left-wing protege of former President Rafael Correa, by a solid margin in Sunday’s runoff vote. Arauz, who conceded defeat, won February’s first round … Continue reading Ecuador Bonds Soar as Millionaire Banker Wins Presidency

Brazil’s new Jesus statue is going to be taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

A huge statue of Jesus Christ is under construction in southern Brazil, and it will be even taller than its famous counterpart in Rio de Janeiro. The “Christ the Protector” statue is being built in Encantado, a small town in Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, by a local organization named Friends of Christ Association (AACristo).Made of steel and concrete, it will stand 43 … Continue reading Brazil’s new Jesus statue is going to be taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

Manhunt after ‘execution-style’ shooting in Paris

Paris police are hunting a gunman after what a witness described as an “execution-style” shooting outside a hospital in the French capital. A man in his 30s was killed and a female security guard injured at the Henri Dunant geriatric hospital, which is also a Covid vaccination centre. Witnesses said the attacker shot the man in the head before calmly walking away and making off … Continue reading Manhunt after ‘execution-style’ shooting in Paris

Minnesota officer meant to grab Taser before shooting Black man during traffic stop, police say

A Minnesota police officer wanted to use a Taser, but mistakenly drew a service revolver before fatally shooting a Black man at point-blank range during a traffic stop, authorities said Monday. The Brooklyn Center Police Department released body-camera footage of Sunday afternoon’s encounter that ended in the death of Daunte Wright, 20. Wright was shot in the Minneapolis suburb, which is about 14 miles north … Continue reading Minnesota officer meant to grab Taser before shooting Black man during traffic stop, police say

Elite Syrian Regime Unit Dumped Chlorine on Rebel-Held City From Helicopter

A report by a chemical weapons watchdog concluded that a helicopter controlled by Syria’s elite “Tiger Forces” military unit dropped a chlorine cylinder on the rebel-held city of Saraqib in February 2018. “There are reasonable grounds to believe that, at approximately 21:22 on 4 February 2018, during ongoing attacks against Saraqib, a military helicopter of the Syrian Arab Air Force under the control of the … Continue reading Elite Syrian Regime Unit Dumped Chlorine on Rebel-Held City From Helicopter

Saudi Arabia has executed three soldiers for high treason

Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed three soldiers who were convicted of high treason and collaborating with the enemy in a way that endangers the kingdom and its military interests, the Ministry of Defense said, reports “Saudi Press Agencies”. The three convicts, Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Isa, and Hamoud bin Ibrahim, who worked for the Ministry of Defense, were convicted in a specialized court before … Continue reading Saudi Arabia has executed three soldiers for high treason

City of the Dead – Politician stars his campaign from coffin

Carlos Majorga, a Mexican candidate in the local elections, started his political campaign a few days ago from an open coffin, warning of the rate of violence in the city of Juarez, which, due to a combination of pandemic and negligence of the current authorities, has become a “city of the dead”. Majorga arrived at the coffin at a rally on the bridge between the … Continue reading City of the Dead – Politician stars his campaign from coffin