Miraculous rescue of 4 children lost 40 days in the Amazon jungle after a plane crash
Bogota. The miracle that Colombia waited for 40 days occurred yesterday Friday with the discovery and rescue of the four indigenous children who had been lost since May 1 in the Amazon jungle after the plane crash in which they were traveling with their mother, the pilot and another adult. The protagonists of this miracle of surviving the dangers and the jungle are the minors Lesly Mukutuy, 13 years old; Soleiny Mukutuy, 9; Tien Noriel Ronoque Mukutuy, 4, and one-year-old baby Cristin Neruman Ranoque.
Trump, charged with 37 federal crimes in the midst of his campaign to return to the White House
Miami. Former US President Donald Trump must answer to federal justice on 37 criminal charges related to classified documents found in his Florida home in 2022, in the midst of the Republican primary campaign with a view to returning to the White House. He is charged with illegal withholding of government secrets, obstruction of justice and conspiracy, among other crimes, according to court documents officially released Friday, a day after Trump reported that “the largest witch hunt in history” had moved to Florida. Special prosecutor Jack Smith, in charge of the investigation, said Friday that the law applies to everyone and that he will seek a speedy trial “in accordance with the public interest and the rights of the accused.”
Ukraine launches counter-offensive as it enlists flood aid
Moscow/kyiv. Ukraine has gone on the counteroffensive in the Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions, which was recognized yesterday by the Kremlin, while it is seeking humanitarian aid to alleviate the consequences of the floods caused by the explosion of the Kakhovka dam, which have caused displacement of more than 7,000 people and twenty deaths. “Ukrainian forces have not achieved the objectives that were set in any of the sectors of the front,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin announces the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus from July 8
Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in the territory of neighboring Belarus starting July 8. “As you know, on July 7-8, the preparation of the corresponding facilities will be finished and we will immediately start the deployment on your territory of the corresponding weapons. So everything is going according to plan,” Putin said when meeting with his Belarusian colleague, Alexandr Lukashenko, at his summer residence in the Sochi resort (Black Sea).
The Colombian government and the ELN have agreed to a national and bilateral ceasefire since August
Havana. The Government of Colombia and the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) signed yesterday, Friday, a “national”, “bilateral” and “temporary” ceasefire that, after a period of adjustment, will in principle last 180 days from 3 of August. This is the main result of the third cycle of peace talks, which have been held since May 2 in Havana, and which the parties presented after signing the Cuba Accords, in the presence of the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, and the ELN’s first commander, Eliécer Herlinto Chamorro, alias Antonio García. Petro assured yesterday Friday, during the closing of the third round of talks between the ELN and the Government, that peace between both parties could be achieved in May 2025.
UNITED KINGDOM JOHNSON
The parliamentary committee investigating Johnson will conclude its process on Monday
London. The House of Commons Committee on Privileges, which is considering whether former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to Parliament about illegal parties during the pandemic, will meet on Monday to “conclude” the process. A spokesman for the committee chaired by Labor Harriet Harman explained that the final report on her investigations will be published “promptly”, once the seven deputies that make up the body have met. Johnson resigned as an MP on Friday after receiving a letter from the committee in which he said it was made clear that steps were being taken to expel him from Parliament.
Colombian Prosecutor’s Office investigates alleged irregular financing of Petro’s presidential campaign
Bogota. The Colombian Prosecutor’s Office reported Friday that it is investigating whether there was alleged illegal financing of the electoral campaign of Colombian President Gustavo Petro in 2022. The investigation, the Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement, “is focused on determining whether crimes related to the possible illegal financing of the electoral campaign of the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro Urrego”.
Death toll, most of them children, rises to 27 as remnants of old bombs explode in Somalia
Mogadishu. The number of people who died yesterday Friday from the explosion of remains of old bombs in southern Somalia has risen from 22 to 27, most of them children, and there are 53 injured, according to local authorities. The event occurred in the village of Murale, located in the Qoryoley district, in the Lower Shabelle region, the governor of that district confirmed to the state Somali National News Agency (SONNA). On the other hand, several explosions followed by shots rocked a popular hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, frequented by government officials, politicians and parliamentarians on Friday, in an attack claimed by the Somali jihadist group AL Shabab.
A Peruvian judge rejects imposing 28 months of preventive detention on Castillo’s wife
Lime. A Peruvian judge rejected yesterday the request of the Prosecutor’s Office to impose 28 months of preventive detention on Lilia Paredes, the wife of former president Pedro Castillo (2021-2022) asylum in Mexico and investigated for allegedly integrating a corrupt organization in the Peruvian Government. Judge Raúl Justiniano, head of the Eighth Preparatory Investigation Court, declared the request “unfounded” after considering that there are no “new elements of conviction” to change the situation of those involved in this case, including two brothers from Paredes, Walter and David
NORTH AMERICA FIRES
Thousands of people evacuated in western Canada due to the threat of forest fires
Toronto Canada). Canadian authorities evacuated 2,400 people from the town of Tumbler Ridge, in the west of the country, on Friday due to the threat of a forest fire, one of more than 400 that are active across Canada. The authorities in the province of British Columbia, on the Pacific coast, warned that the flames are three kilometers from Tumbler Ridge, about 1,100 kilometers north of the city of Vancouver, which has forced the evacuation of the entire population.
The ICC confirms the opening of a technical assistance office in Venezuela
Caracas. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, confirmed yesterday Friday the opening of a technical assistance office in Venezuela, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed in Caracas with President Nicolás Maduro. The prosecutor announced that he and his team visited the premises where the office will be installed, a step that, he assured, will allow greater collaboration “to guarantee that there is more justice” in Venezuela, where in March 2022 they had already promised to open this office.
A British judge rejects Assange’s appeal against his extradition to the United States
London. The High Court of London has denied Julian Assange permission to appeal the order issued by the British Government for his extradition to the United States, which is claiming him for 18 alleged crimes of espionage and computer intrusion for the revelations of his WikiLeaks portal. In an opinion last Tuesday to which EFE has had access, Judge Jonathan Swift considered that “none of the four arguments” raised by the defense are not acceptable and accepts the delivery authorization signed on June 17, 2022 by the then Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Xiomara Castro meets in Shanghai with the president of the BRICS bank
Peking. The president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, met this Saturday in the Chinese city of Shanghai (east) with the head of the New Development Bank (NBD) -a financial entity of the BRICS- and former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.Castro and Rousseff met in the context of the establishment of relations between China and Honduras once the Central American country broke its diplomatic ties with Taiwan to establish them with the Asian giant.
They find dead a colonel related to the scandal of illegal wiretapping in Colombia
Bogota. Colombian Police Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Dávila, allegedly involved in the illegal wiretapping of Marelbys Meza, a former babysitter at the service of Laura Sarabia, former Chief of Staff of Colombian President Gustavo Petro, was found dead in Bogotá, the Police reported on Friday. We regret the death of Lieutenant Colonel Óscar Darío Dávila Torres. Our solidarity with his relatives in this difficult moment,” the director of the Colombian Police, Major General William Salamanca, wrote on Twitter.
Ecuador incorporates 8,000 new police officers to face security crisis
quit. The National Police of Ecuador incorporated 8,000 new agents this week to increase its staff to nearly 60,000 with a view to curbing the security crisis in which the country has been involved due to the rise of delinquency and organized crime. A contingent More than 7,300 agents joined the Ecuadorian Police this Friday in a ceremony held at the Alberto Spencer stadium, in the Buenos Aires city of Guayaquil, who joined the more than 700 who entered the police force last Tuesday.
Nicaragua orders the expropriation of the assets of 222 Nicaraguan prisoners expelled to the US
Tegucigalpa. The Nicaraguan Justice ordered yesterday Friday the Attorney General’s Office to expropriate the assets of the 222 political prisoners who were expelled to the United States on February 9, who were later deprived of their nationality. In a ruling by Chamber One of the Court of Appeals of Managua disclosed today, but dated May 19, orders the Attorney General’s Office “to immobilize and confiscate in favor of the State of Nicaragua all the assets that the convicted persons have registered in their favor in the public registries of Real Estate and Commercial Property of the country, either in its personal character or as a legal entity”. EFE