Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Fallen U.N. Staff – Secretary-General/Poverty Eradication – Syria – Sahel – Deputy Secretary-General/Africa – Security Council – Pakistan – Mali – Human Rights – COVID-19/Brazil – State Of World Population – Pause Campaign – Guatemala – International Days – Financial Contributions SECRETARY-GENERAL/FALLEN U.N. STAFF … Read more Iran: Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 June 2020)

A Powerful 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Swayed Buildings in Mexico City

A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco on Tuesday killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed in a building collapse in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Otherwise he said reports were of minor … Read more A Powerful 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Swayed Buildings in Mexico City

Metican President López Obrador Addresses Public After 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Oaxaca

Mexico President López Obrador addresses the public on the powerful earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico that swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets. A powerful earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings Tuesday in Mexico City and sent thousands into the … Read more Metican President López Obrador Addresses Public After 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Oaxaca

Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

The President of the United Nations 74th Session of the General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande announced today, the results of the elections of the President of the 75th session of the Assembly, non-permanent members of the Security Council and members of the Economic and Social Council. President of the 75th session of the General Assembly Having … Read more Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

Story of Fighting COVID-19: Guatemala firefighters battle increased forest fires amid COVID-19

Firefighters in #Guatemala are witnessing a rise in forest fires amid the ongoing COVID-19 #lockdown. Firefighters Roger Agustin and Eddy Mansill explain the problem has intensified due to the curfew imposed to stem the spread of the virus and fewer volunteers and community support staff, causing severe damage to the local ecosystem. #Coronavirus Subscribe to … Read more Story of Fighting COVID-19: Guatemala firefighters battle increased forest fires amid COVID-19

Honduras police stop US-bound migrants before Guatemala border

Police in Honduras have stopped migrants from making their way across the country to the northern border with Guatemala. They have been stranded in the south since the coronavirus pandemic started and Honduras closed its border with Guatemala. The migrants are trying to make their way north to the United States. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat … Read more Honduras police stop US-bound migrants before Guatemala border

Tropical Storm Cristobal Makes Landfall in Mexico

Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain on the already soaked region, before an eventual turn toward the U.S. Cristobal made landfall near Atasta, just west of the major oil production town of Ciudad del Carmen. The storm sustained winds weakened to 85 kph after … Read more Tropical Storm Cristobal Makes Landfall in Mexico

No Path to Protection for Asylum Seekers Under the US-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement

An address to the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law (CILJ) Conference in April 2020, in Panel 10: Risk and Diligence in Human Rights and Refugee Law, by Ashlee Uren, LL.M. Candidate, Georgetown University. Full title: “Dead Ends: No Path to Protection for Asylum Seekers Under the US-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement” The Cambridge International Law Journal … Read more No Path to Protection for Asylum Seekers Under the US-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement

Tropical storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala leaving death and destruction on its path

Tropical storm Amanda caused flash flooding, landslides and power outages as it made its way through Central American countries of El Salvador and Guatemala. 14 people were killed and authorities have warned that further heavy rain is expected, as the storm is estimated to have cause up to US$200 million of damage. Subscribe to France … Read more Tropical storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala leaving death and destruction on its path

Bad Bunny Is the World’s Biggest Pop Star

Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio was bagging groceries at a supermarket and attending college when he uploaded a song to SoundCloud in 2016 under the pseudonym Bad Bunny. The track, “Diles,” a Puerto Rican spin on the trap sound of Atlanta, racked up more than 1 million listens and grabbed the attention of a couple well-known … Read more Bad Bunny Is the World’s Biggest Pop Star

Donation of protective masks & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – COVID-19/New York City – UNCTAD – UNDP – ILO – COVID-19 impact on children affected by conflict – Abyei – The Gambia – Guatemala – Middle East – Syria – Yemen – Colombia – Staff Security – Pension Fund – … Read more Donation of protective masks & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 March 2020)

Latin America takes steps to counter coronavirus, Brazil’s Bolsonaro snubs warnings

Guatemala logged its first fatality from coronavirus on Sunday as nations in South and Central America ramped up measures to contain the infection, with Panama banning entry of non-resident foreigners and Honduras closing its borders to passenger traffic for a week. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Latin America takes steps to counter coronavirus, Brazil’s Bolsonaro snubs warnings

Plane crashes during Red Bull air show rehearsal in Iztapa, Guatemala

Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv #RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow, London, Paris and Washington studios to over 100 countries. … Read more Plane crashes during Red Bull air show rehearsal in Iztapa, Guatemala

Migrants forced to return home at Mexico border

Thousands of people from Central America have left their homes in the last week, hoping to reach the United States. But after being turned back by authorities in Mexico, some now say they have no choice but to return home. Al Jazeera’s John Holman has more from Tecun Uman on the border between Guatemala and … Read more Migrants forced to return home at Mexico border