Sunday, June 5, 2011

Remember Tiananmen

Where, 4 June 1989, the army of the Chinese Communist Party came to the capital to clean up its Tiananmen protesters, I found myself at a university in southern China where I was finishing my studies. At the time, as virtually all students in the country, I participated in this powerful protest movement for the democratization of our system.

Earlier this year, Professor Fang Lizhi had Astrophysics, in a burst of exceptional courage, sent an open letter to the strong man of the era, Deng Xiaoping, to demand the release of a prisoner Opinion imprisoned for ten years, Wei Jingsheng, one of the initiators of the first Chinese democracy movement of 1978.

At least 22 dead and 350 injured in protest at Syria-Israel border

.- At least 22 Syrian and Palestinian demonstrators, including a child, were killed and another 350 were wounded by gunfire from Israeli soldiers trying to cross the border between Syria and Israel, Syrian state television said. The chain, which earlier spoke of thirteen killed and 225 wounded, said the wounded included several women.

The station said that young Syrians and Palestinians have decided to start a strike at Quneitra on the Golan Heights in southwestern Syria, where thousands of people have come to participate in it. Also, residents of the town of Magdal Shams in the same area faced "the forces of occupation".

Humala wins by five points according the first polls

The nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala has a five-point lead in the race for the presidency of Peru, according to early exit polls polls to. The data give the candidate of Peru Earn 52.6% of the vote compared to 47.4% that give Keiko Fujimori's populist Force 2011. Although there are more than five points difference, the poll has a margin of error of three percentage points above and below.

Bacteria killer: the mystery of the vector of contamination remains unsolved

While the spread of the bacterium Escherichia coli that has killed 19 people in Europe, including 18 in Germany, appears to be stabilizing, the vector of contamination, which particularly affects women, remains unknown. However, the slopes seem to emerge in northern Germany, the epicenter of the contamination, if we are to believe the local press.

In total, nearly 2000 patients were recorded, all cases having a link with Germany. The hebdomadaireFocusévoquait the possibility that the disease has spread at a party in Hamburg, from 6 to 8 May, attracted 1.5 million people. The first case was reported a week later at the university hospital of the city.

Killed four policemen in the northwest of Damascus, Syrian television reported

.- Four policemen were killed today in the Syrian population of Jisr al Shagur, northwest of Damascus, a day after ten people were killed by gunfire from security forces, official Syrian television reported. The Syrian channel issued several urgent information which said that four policemen were killed as a result of attacks by terrorists who blew up the post office in the town.

Syrian television said the people of Jisr al Shagur asked security forces to intervene to restore order. The authorities and the public media in the country, contend that terrorist groups are not identified those behind the popular mobilizations that began in the middle of last March calling for more democracy and the fall of the regime of Bashar al-Asad .

Passos Coelho's conservatives won the legislative elections in Portugal

Victoria unmitigated opposition leader in Portugal. Pedro Passos Coelho, 47, candidate of the conservative Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be the next head of the Government of Portugal, according to early official results which give a clear victory in parliamentary elections Sunday, with a percentage ranging 41.4% of the vote.

In the elections of 2009 was 29.1%. Outgoing Prime Minister and candidate of the Socialist Party (PS), José Socrates, big loser, gets 28.9% (36.5% in 2009). In third place is Paulo Portas, candidate of the rightist Social Democratic Center (CDS), to 10.8% (10.4%). The parliamentary spectrum will end with the two parties to the left of the Socialists, Communists and Greens coalition, with 6.7% (7.8%) and Left Bloc, with 4.2% (9, 8%).

Portugal, the center-right wins election

The center-right won the parliamentary elections in Portugal according to the first exit polls of public television RTP, which gives the PSD of opposition leader Pedro Passos Coelho between 37 and 42%, compared with between 26 and 30% to outgoing Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates. The second part of the center, the CDS of Paulo Portas, gets between 11 and 14%.

The Portuguese have punished the majority of the outgoing Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates (who resigned in March). With these data Coelho's party would be able to form a coalition government with the traditional allies of the Conservative Party CDS-PP. The two teams would have a large conservative majority in parliament, with a view to approving the rescue plan by 78 billion euro.

Brazil launches program to eradicate extreme poverty

Brasilia (Brazil) Special Envoy - The ambitious goal is clear: "Brazil without misery." This is the name of the plan launched with great fanfare Thursday, June 2 in Brasilia by President Dilma Rousseff and does no less than eradicate his country's "extreme poverty" by 2014. 16, 2 million Brazilians - 8.5% of the population - live in extreme poverty on less than 70 reais - 30 euros - per month.

Saleh receives medical attention after being injured in Saudi

Yemeni Vice President, Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi, since yesterday took over the responsibilities of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who came to Saudi Arabia met after being wounded by bombing the presidential palace that left seven dead. The Yemeni Constitution provides that the vice president must lead the country during the absence of the Head of State, however, a Yemeni source denied that Saleh is out of power.

Thousands remember the Tiananmen massacre

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong to commemorate the anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, where the military crushed a pro-democracy movement in 1989 - at a time when China began a crackdown against political opponents. In Beijing, where the Tiananmen demonstrations remain a taboo subject, thousands of tourists, overseas Chinese and mostly dressed in mourning black, visited the plaza in the middle of an important safety device.

Some 50,000 people protest in Athens against government's adjustment measures

Shouting "European Revolution" Over 50,000 people have gathered this afternoon in downtown Athens to protest the austerity measures the government and against "politicians, bankers and tax evaders," banners and prayed many . In the concentration of Syntagma Square, the largest that aganaktismeni (outraged) Greeks have held during the last 12 days in the Greek capital, there were also gestures of solidarity with Yemen and the Egyptian revolution of January 25.

The Israeli army fired on the border of Syria: 14 killed and 225 injured

On the day of the Naksa (the Arabic term that means the defeat of Arab armies in the Six Day War of 1967) is deployed on the Israel border to prevent demonstrators Arab exceed the fences, as was the case two weeks ago. The most serious accidents are reported on the occupied Golan heights where the military is involved in two attempts to repel hundreds of protesters Arabs to overcome the barbed wire: a near Majdal Shams, the second at Kuneitra.

Libya: first strike of helicopter gunships NATO

When the U.S. Congress urges Barack Obama to explain the ongoing military operations, combat helicopters of the Atlantic Alliance are first entered in action in Libya Saturday, June 4. "Among the targets hit were military vehicles, military equipment and forces" of the military regime of Muammar Gaddafi, said NATO in a statement.

British Apache helicopters destroyed a radar installation and a military checkpoint located near Brega, said the British Ministry of Defence. London, March 19 has been involved in the operations of the international coalition in Libya, had announced in late May to send four of its helicopters and combat deployment since the ship HMS Ocean, a helicopter carrier positioned off the coast North Africa.

U.S. Abbe to leader of Al Qaeda in Pakistan

A U.S. spy plane killed last night the first high command of Al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden, Mohammed Ilyas Kashmiri, in a bombing in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, sources confirmed the insurgents. The U.S. drone launched missiles at the last minute against an insurgent haven in South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, and killed at least eight people.

Kashmiri, with whose death by the action of spy planes was speculated in the past, rose in the chain of command of Al Qaeda after the death of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan at the hands of elite forces of the United States on 2 May. In the new chart of Al Qaeda that sources close to the world insurgent was formed after the death of Bin Laden, Kashmiri rose to head the so-called "Brigade 313", a branch of the terrorist network.

Yemeni president arrives in Saudi Arabia injured

.- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has come to Saudi Arabia for treatment for injuries sustained in an attack Friday at the presidential palace said on Sunday the Saudi royal house. Saleh flew to Riyadh, the capital of the kingdom, at a time when, according to Saudi sources, the kingdom got a cease-fire between Saleh and Yemeni tribal federation.

Saleh, whose medical evacuation aircraft was received by a senior Saudi official, walked off the plane but had visible injuries on the neck, head and face, a source told Reuters. Al Jazeera television said that Saleh had been transferred to a military hospital after landing at King Khalid Air Base.

NATO bombed Tripoli and suburbs to pressure Gadhafi

.- NATO planes today bombed Tripoli and its eastern suburbs to keep pressure on the leader Moammar Gadhafi, shortly after the British foreign secretary, William Hague, visited Benghazi to support the opposition. The center of Tripoli and the eastern suburbs of the city were hit at about 02:30 h Libyan (00:30 GMT) for several rounds of fighters Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), according to witnesses cited by channel Al Jazeera.

The OAS will discuss security in the Americas

SAN SALVADOR, 5 Jun. Insecurity in the Americas will be the focus of the General Assembly No. 41 of the Organization of American States (OAS) which starts this Sunday in El Salvador, which is expected to involve representatives of 34 governments, including Honduras. At the opening session will intervene OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, who may return from Honduras highlight the inter-American system after having been deported on July 4, 2009, days after the overthrow of Manuel Zelaya.

Berlusconi uses the nuclear referendum to the Constitutional

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has ordered the State Bar proceedings before the Constitutional Court's recent decision to authorize the Supreme referendum on nuclear energy. The consultation is scheduled for 12 and 13, but Berlusconi wants to prevent at all costs the Italians decide to permanently close the nuclear program that his government had temporarily halted only with a law designed to circumvent the referendum.

French ecologists to Congress (without leader)

The leader of the French Greens, Daniel Cohn-Bendit We are all in La Rochelle this weekend, the Congress of the French Greens. There Cécile Duflot, 36, pugnacious, national secretary of the party, confirmed for the event. There's Nicolas Hulot, 56, environmentalist, a popular TV entertainer, one of the candidates in the primaries now officially open (you will vote online) to choose the green challenger Nicolas Sarkozy for president will face next year.

Yemen: President is en route to Saudi Arabia

In the aftermath of the bombing of the presidential palace, during which the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured, he still had not reappeared in public, Saturday, June 4 While the Yemeni government denied reports of television reports of a departure to Saudi Arabia, a Saudi government source cited by, said Mr.

Saleh is indeed en route to Riyadh, where he is expected Saturday evening. Channel Al-Jazeera, quoting unidentified sources, reported that Vice-President of Yemen, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, would serve as acting president and supreme commander of armed forces. Al-Jazeera also said it is the Saudi King Abdullah, whose country has played a mediating role in the crisis in Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh invited to visit his kingdom for treatment.

Syria: Significant decrease in Internet traffic

Internet traffic fell sharply in Syria, Friday, June 3 While tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the regime, many users have testified on social networks and sites micromessagerie, like Twitter, they encountered difficulties to connect. According to Agence France Presse, the Internet does not work Friday morning, or Damascus or Latakia in the north-west.

Yemen: Saleh clan blamed

In the early days of protest Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh had thought to save time by excluding publicly, February 2, assuming a new candidate, the election of 2013, and a quasi-monarchical succession . "I am against a renewal of my mandate, and against the hereditary transmission of power", he had provided before a Parliament dominated by the presidential party.

Was reckoning without the frustration generated by the family clan in power, from the tribe Sanhan, the Confederation of Hached. Came to power in the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) in 1978, president of unified Yemen since 1990, Saleh had already announced he would not stand in 1999 and 2006 before returning each time on his commitment.

Politkovskaya, a former colleague: "The arrest of the alleged murderess is not a turning point"

"It was September 2006, the last time I saw Anna," says Oksana Chelysheva, a former colleague of the journalist Politkovskaya at Novaya Gazeta. "Together we recalled in the interview that he did the year before the president of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. He seriously threatened during the interview and the day after he seized while in Tsentoroe, Kadyrov's home village.

Natasha was also with her that he would not leave her alone. He witnessed the terrible threat of Kadyrov with whom Anne was almost at hand. At that point, Natasha, and a bodyguard began in the middle and managed to avoid the worst. Eventually Anna and Natasha managed to escape to safety.

How the International Criminal Tribunal

Ratko Mladic appeared for the first time Friday, June 3 before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The military leader of Bosnian Serbs is one of 161 people indicted by the tribunal based in The Hague, Netherlands. Duties and powers Created May 25, 1993, during the war in Bosnia, the UN resolution 827, the court's mission is to "bring to justice those responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law" committed since 1991 the territory of former Yugoslavia.

A Chilean volcano generates an alarm in Argentina

A heavy rain of ash affected the tourist city today Bariloche Argentina due to the activity of Puyehue volcano, which erupted in southern Chile, about 850 kilometers south, and forced the evacuation of about 3,500 people from Surrounding locations. In addition to Bariloche, one of the most important tourist centers and beautiful in the country, the phenomenon also affects the town of Villa La Angostura.

Yemen, the prime minister dead MoujawarIl president appears on television: "I'm OK"

The doctors said the Saudis have "clinical death" for the Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammad Moujawar, wounded yesterday in clashes between government forces and tribal militias of the opposition, which involved the presidential palace in Sanaa. He reports the BBC. The prime minister was transferred to Saudi Arabia along with four other officers wounded yesterday, that they might receive the necessary medical care.

Ali Abdallah Saleh or the strategy of chaos

Heavy fighting resumed Friday, June 3, in the city of Sanaa, between government forces and supporters of tribal leader Sadek al-Ahmar. The presidential palace was attacked with heavy weapons. President Saleh was wounded in a speech in which only audio was broadcast, he said well, and called "the armed forces to clean up state institutions of these gangs." >> The summary of events of the day Friday, "If President Saleh wants to govern with a stick (Samil) then everyone will be released on his own." It had announced that Hamid Al-Ahmar, leader of "Islamo-tribal," the Yemeni Gathering for Reform and brother of Sadiq Al-Ahmar, paramount Sheikh of the tribal confederation Hachid, in an interview television in January 2011.

Neruda's killers will be exposed

Pinochet was ordered to anticipate the death of Pablo Neruda: "He has not killed the cancer, but the assassins of General a few days after the coup, Sept. 23, 1973, eight days after the end of Salvador Allende. The lawyer Eduardo Contreras asked the Prosecutor of Santiago, Mario coach, to open an investigation.

Carrozza is investigating 726 "dead uncertain" that followed the military coup a few days ago and ordered it to exhume the body of Allende. The evidence on suicide are disputed by witnesses who 40 years later, they found the courage to speak. And the investigation started running again.

Pomp and parade exuberance of Gran Poder Bolivia

Time for a day in June, Bolivians flock to the capital. All day, they parade and dance in a luxury that contrasts with the usual sobriety of Bolivians.