end of the presidential campaign in Colombia

Last meetings this Sunday, May 22nd for the May 29 presidential candidates in Colombia, before a week of silence. ” I’m sure that next Sunday we will change the history of Colombia “, said the favorite, Gustavo Petro, yesterday in Plaza Bolivar, in Bogotá. It is to be read in weekas well as emotional speech, according to the newspaper – this despite the rain –, by Federico Gutiérrez at Río Park in Medellín: “ Let’s win the presidency of Colombia “Said the one who, according to polls, should qualify for the second round.

And Rodolfo Hernández, the independent businessman who, according to the same polls, is hot on your heels? Well he decided, note the spectatorin ” stay at home with family “. What didn’t stop him from deliver through the Zoom application a speech in the main park of Piedecuesta “, his hometown, further north: “ We are close to winning, nothing is lost “, he said. ” An unusual way to end your campaign “, valued week.

Ready for Presidential ?

The time notes that ” the “Democracy Plan” was activated, with the implementation of 80 000 military and 94 000 police and that Colombians living outside the country have already started to vote – nearly a million of them can do so. But according to the rumor spread by candidate Gustavo Petro, reports The Countrythe government would like to postpone the presidential elections to “ provoke violence and thus having an excuse for the current government to remain in place. Rumors denied by President Iván Duque and his government in La Vanguardia : ” We ask candidates and their teams not to misinform “, urged the interior minister on his Twitter account.

Severe storms in Canada

Storms hit Quebec and Ontario on Saturday, May 21, killing nine people, causing extensive damage and causing power outages, writes The duty. Two cities in Ontario have declared a state of emergency. In one of them, more than a thousand trees fell, observes the star of torontofrom who Photos give goosebumps: huge trees fallen on roads, lawns or houses which destroyed part of the roofs and crushed the cars of the occupants. In fact, eight of the nine people killed were killed by falling trees or branches.

To explain this phenomenon, the star of toronto asked an arborist – a caretaker of trees: Tait Sala is helping to clean up after the storm, which he says will last for weeks. So why so much damage? First, it’s spring and the new foliage has given better wind resistance. And then in the city, underlines Tait Sala, trees have more space: that’s why they have more branches, are longer and their connections with the trunk are more fragile. They are therefore more easily torn off.

In Mexico, demonstration of Haitian migrants

In Ciudad Juárez, close to the US border, more than a hundred Haitians wrote Rezonodwesdemonstrated in front of the Cathedral of Chihuahua” seek the cooperation of the Mexican authorities to obtain asylum in the United States “. In fact, explains the news site, the Catholic Church has opened a registry of signatures to be handed over to the Mexican immigration authorities, who must send it to the US authorities. However, says Rezonodwes, ” Haitians are not taken into account and this bothers them a lot. The Church therefore re-released the recording “.

In Haiti, women doubly victimized » gang war

ayibopost investigated the plight of women displaced by the war between the 400 Mawozo and Chen Mechan gangs. Women ” doubly victimized “, because they ” are the poorest, and are mainly in disadvantaged neighborhoods. When there are these conflicts, it is they, first of all, who suffer the repercussions. “explains Carole Pierre Paul, feminist and former director of the Kay Fanm association.

Reporter Melissa Beralus traveled to Clercine, a suburb of Port-au-Prince that is home to refugees. She was able to see that there is” no gender-sensitive support in assistance received so far “, medical assistance, among other things: no sanitary pads in the kits distributed, no visit to the gynecologist for the pregnant woman the reporter met. Another problem: huddled together with other refugees, women lack privacy, which increases their vulnerability to violence, particularly sexual violence. In the case of rape, Ayibopost points out: “ interested parties should go to Delmas 31, a Doctors Without Borders office “.

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