The Louise Michel is the humanitarian rescue ship saving lives in the Mediterranean. Financed by the artist Banksy, it has found a safe port in Sicily.
It’s final, Trump will build the Mexico border wall
Il presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump ha annunciato la firma di un decreto presidenziale per la costruzione della barriera al confine con il Messico.
The wall on the border between Mexico and the United States, promised by Donald Trump during his electoral campaign, will be built. The US tycoon has confirmed it with a Tweet: “Big day planned on national security tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!”
Renegotiating NAFTA with leaders of Mexico
A meeting between the US administration and a delegation of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto is expected to be held today, January 25. They will discuss NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which has been targeted ever since Trump was sworn in. It’s not excluded that they will also discuss the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border. Nieto told his delegates – Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Minister for Economic Affairs Ildefonso Guajardo – to remain open to negotiations but to not accept compromise on migrants’ human rights and the freedom of Mexicans to send money to their families in Mexico.
Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
There’s more. January, 25 could also be remembered as the day of the issuing of other executive orders, including one aimed to limit Syrians entering the country. This would mean targeting not only “economic” migrants, i.e. Mexicans, but also refugees desperately fleeing war.
Trump closes borders even to those fleeing war
Washington thus seems not to be prone to making concessions. Indeed, a new executive order is going to tighten the issuing of visas to people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, the President’s pick for attorney general, declared that the aim is targeting the countries whose citizens could pose threats to national security, as well as people with “religious views that are inimical to the public safety”.
During his electoral campaign, Donald Trump also proposed to introduce a registry that tracks all Muslims in the country. The proposal, however, is hardly workable as it’s quite impossible creating a list based on geographical and ethnical criteria.
Dagli ocelot ai giaguari fino alle civette nane. Il muro potrebbe avere gravi conseguenze sulla fauna che vive al confine tra Usa e Messico.
La risposta del presidente del Messico ai decreti presidenziali firmati da Donald Trump per la costruzione del muro lungo il confine con gli Stati Uniti.
We must listen to witnesses on the ground who are seeing abuse, duplicity, and the dereliction of duty firsthand. Our lives depend on their voices being heard. The op-ed by Sean Thomas, International Director of Investigations at Animal Equality.
Costa Rica celebrated its first same-sex marriage when two women, Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya, celebrated their wedding: an “extraordinary moment”.
Will Tokyo 2020 be the revival Games? Much uncertainty remains but preparations haven’t stopped as Japan remains committed to hosting the Olympics.
Homecast is a podcast series recorded in quarantine in which creatives from around the world share their lived experiences of these unique circumstances. Creator Giacomo De Poli tells us why this collective diary was needed now more than ever.
As London and the rest of the UK are in lockdown opportunities for long-lasting change have emerged out of of the crisis: solutions relating to the environment, work and healthcare that can be applied elsewhere too.
A historic win for the Ashaninka of Brazil as they receive compensation for deforestation on their land
On top of a 2.4 million dollar compensation, the indigenous Ashaninka people will receive an official apology from the companies who deforested their lands in the 1980s.