Friday, December 9, 2022 (08:00 GMT)

Bangkok/Madrid, Dec 9 (EFE).-

Panoramic.- Illuminated streets, markets, fir trees with lights, decorations, nativity scenes, shopping and sweets…the Christmas holidays are near and almost the entire planet dresses up to enjoy these dates. Cities as far away as Sao Paulo, London, Vigo or Jerusalem are abstracted from everyday problems and show their brightest image in these days before the Christmas celebration. We show a graphic and audiovisual review of this post-pandemic Christmas around the world.

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.- Lima (Peru).- Peru awaits the decisions adopted by its new president, Dina Boluarte, who must name a new cabinet after meeting with the political forces, while the future of her predecessor, Pedro Castillo, accused of a coup is being debated State, who has requested asylum in Mexico from the police center where he remains detained.

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.- Moscow/Leopolis (Russia/Ukraine).- Ukraine and Russia are preparing to maintain the intensity of the fighting during the winter, while the Ukrainian authorities work against the clock to restore the damaged infrastructure and prevent its citizens from running out of electricity and heating .

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.- Oslo (Norway).- The Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Belarusian Ales Bialiatski and the Russian organizations Memorial and the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties, give a press conference at the Nobel Institute in Oslo on the eve of receiving the prize .

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.- Beijing (China).- China began to back down this week from its harsh zero-covid strategy shortly after facing citizen protests against this draconian policy, a turn underpinned by a sudden change of argument in state propaganda, which now downplayed the risk of the virus.

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.- Santiago (Dominican R.).- Democratic security, economic and social integration, climate change or migration are some of the issues that will be addressed this Friday at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Central American Integration (SICA), in the Dominican city of Santiago.

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.- Brussels (Belgium).- The European Union (EU) and Chile present today the details of the pact reached to modernize their Association Agreement, which has governed bilateral trade relations for two decades and was a pioneer in Latin America.

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.- Moscow (Russia).- Reading of the verdict in the case of the Russian opponent Iliá Yashin, who could be sentenced to nine years in prison for “spreading false information” about the Russian Armed Forces.

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.- Montevideo (Uruguay).- The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy of Spain, Yolanda Díaz, meets in Montevideo with the Vice President of Uruguay, Beatriz Argimón, and with the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Pablo Mieres.

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.- Geneva (Switzerland).- The UN high commissioner for human rights, Volker Türk, offers a press conference to review the situation of freedoms in the world, on the eve of International Human Rights Day.

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.- Caracas (Venezuela).- The defense of the Venezuelan photographer Carlos Debíais goes to the Supreme Court of Justice to denounce the refusal of the Ministry of Penitentiary Service to release the young man, who has a release ticket since April.

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.- Kilis (Turkey).- The European Union’s support for the 3.7 million Syrian refugees in Turkey is manifested in the financing of Turkish hospitals and schools, since it is these public services, open to Syrians, that guarantee the well-being and integration of the refugee population in the host society.

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.- Punta Arenas (Chile).- The oceanographic ship of the Spanish Navy “Hespérides” sets sail this Friday for Antarctica from the city of Punta Arenas (south) for its XXXVI expedition to the frozen continent, in which it will develop various scientific projects on environment until early March.

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.- Tegucigalpa (Honduras).- Human rights defenders describe as “discriminatory” and “abusive” the attitude of some Honduran businessmen who, violating the law, demand HIV/AIDS medical tests from people seeking employment in the country.

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.- Guatemala City.- The Argentine priest Francisco Pellizari, director of the Casa del Migrante in Guatemala City, describes as “irresponsible” the immigration policy of the Central American country against thousands of Venezuelans in 2022 and also warns that in less than A decade has tripled the number of people who serve annually.

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.- Quito (Ecuador).- With a record of 273 femicides, 2022 is the most violent year in history for women in Ecuador, Paola Flores, the first Minister of Women and Human Rights in the history of Ecuador, assured EFE. Ecuador, a portfolio created at the end of November.

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.- Beijing (China).- The consumer price index (CPI), the main indicator of inflation in China, slowed its pace of growth to 1.6% in November.

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.- Bogotá (Colombia).- 40 years ago, in the cold December of 1982, Gabriel García Márquez received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm, in recognition of his genius for capturing “an entire continent” in novels, recalls the writer Colombian Gonzalo Mallarino Flórez, witness of that moment.

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.- Paris (France).- “Unicorn Wars”, the war film about bears and unicorns with which the Galician director Alberto Vázquez opted for his fourth Goya, arrives at the “Carrefour du cinéma d’animation” festival with his “rainbow gore “, a reflection, according to what its author tells EFE, of the worst and the best of the human being.

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.- Los Angeles (USA).- Guillermo del Toro premieres on Netflix “Pinocchio”, one of his most personal projects and a portrait of death “as a necessary and beautiful entity”, as explained by the Mexican director in a interview with EFE.

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.- Stockholm (Sweden).- The Nobel Prize winner for Literature Annie Ernaux is a writer. A word that previously did not exist in French, where there were “women writers” according to the French author, who also believes that in the imagination of the people, literature is still made by men and counts for more than that of women.

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.- Stockholm (Sweden).- The Nobel Prize in Medicine Svante Pääbo knows the DNA of Neanderthals like nobody else, a part of which has survived to this day; That is why he believes that it could be said that they did not become extinct, but that they live in many of us and influence traits such as our health, he points out in an interview with EFE.

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.- Stockholm (Sweden).- The Nobel Prize in Physics Alan Aspect is an expert in quantum physics and it bothers him when someone says that it is too complicated, because YouTube is full of good outreach videos, but as for many other things in life “You have to concentrate and make an effort,” he told EFE in an interview.

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.- Mexico City.- The singer Bad Bunny concludes his “World’s Hottest Tour”, which had 30 dates in the United States and Latin America, with a couple of concerts at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, where long lines of fans are expected .

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.- Tokyo (Japan).- DJ Steve Aoki, K-pop musician Choi Seung-hyun (TOP) and youtuber Tim Dodd are part of the crew announced today for the project “dearMoon” (dear Moon) of the first trip lunar tourist, headed by the Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, and scheduled for 2023.

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.- Ica (Peru).- Japanese scientists discovered 168 new geoglyphs near the Nazca lines on the southern coast of Peru, considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 1994 by UNESCO, as confirmed today to EFE by the University of Yamagata (western from Japan).

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.- Doha (Qatar).- Brazil-Croatia fans preview.

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.- Doha (Qatar).- Argentina-Netherlands fans preview.

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.- Doha (Qatar).- Monitoring of the Brazil-Croatia match.

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.- Doha (Qatar).- Follow-up of the Argentina-Netherlands match.

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.- Buenos Aires (Argentina).- After the defeat in their debut against Saudi Arabia, the same number of Argentines thought that the Albiceleste would be champions and that they would not make it past the round of 16 phase (21%-19%). Now, with Lionel Scaloni’s team in the quarterfinals against the Netherlands, the fans are excited to cheer on their team thinking about the third star.

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.- Karachi (Pakistan).- Fans of the Brazilian team support the team.

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.- Calcutta (India).- Fans of the Brazilian team support the team.

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Friday, December 9, 2022 (08:00 GMT)