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Las Raices, the ‘cursed’ camp for migrants in the Canary Islands

It is impossible to find a migrant who has something good to say about the camp that the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations has installed in a former military barracks in Las Raices (municipality of La Laguna, with a little more than 155,000 inhabitants). Essam, a 28-year-old Moroccan from El Youssoufia, a Rabat neighborhood, summarizes the situation in English. “Inside there are too many people, it looks like…

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Black people in history: Little-known figures to know

Every Black History Month, we tend to celebrate the same cast of historic figures. They are the civil rights leaders and abolitionists whose faces we see plastered on calendars and postage stamps. They resurface each February when the nation commemorates African Americans who have transformed America. They deserve all their accolades. But this month we are focusing instead on 28 seminal Black figures – one for each day of February…

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Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

The Arctic has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average over the last three decades and Moscow is seeking to develop the energy-rich region, investing in the Northern Sea Route for shipping across its long northern flank as ice melts. The satellite successfully reached its intended orbit after being launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome by a Soyuz rocket, Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency,…

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New York Times: Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment

The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, alleges that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had sex with older men, according to the Times. Bennett told the newspaper that the alleged incidents happened late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the coronavirus. Bennett was previously an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration…

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What Victoria Abril says about us

The actress Victoria Abril, at the press conference called on the occasion of the award to the actress of the Feroz de Honor 2021.Emilio Naranjo / EFE There is a style in speech that prevailed in the nightlife of the eighties and as an inevitable consequence in the comedies of the moment that still prevails in certain environments. Victoria Abril gave a good example of it this week. It is,…

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NASA spacewalk: Watch astronauts Kate Rubins, Victor Glover outside the space station

The spacewalk will assist with a continuation of upgrades for the space station orbiting Earth. The activity is expected to last about six-and-a-half hours, and you can watch it live on NASA’s website and the NASA TV channel. Both NASA crew members are veteran spacewalkers at this point. Glover has already conducted two spacewalks since arriving at the space station in November. This will be his third. Rubins previously conducted…

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Several killed in Myanmar in escalating crackdown on protesters

At least three people have died this Sunday in Myanmar, the former Burma, in an escalation of police and Army repression against protesters who are protesting against the military junta that took power a month ago in a coup. The worst incidents, according to Burmese media, appear to have occurred in the southern city of Dawei, where shots by security forces to break up the rally have killed at least…

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Dozens of Hong Kong former lawmakers charged under national security law

If found guilty of “conspiracy to commit subversion” they could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Those charged were among 53 people — many prominent former lawmakers, activists and district councilors — who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating in a primary election for the city’s democratic opposition last July. That event was designed to identify the strongest pro-democracy candidates to field in legislative council…

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US Coronavirus: Experts say the green light for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine helps bring US a step closer to normalcy

“This is really great news,” Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, told CNN Saturday. “Johnson & Johnson vaccine… performs very well, still has an outstanding safety profile and then has the added benefit of tremendous convenience.” “It’s been such a challenge to get even a single dose to many people,” Choo said. “Signing up for a second one, keeping track of that,…

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