Fox News Contributor Ted Williams on what he expects from the closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial.
Fox News Contributor Ted Williams on what he expects from the closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial.
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In the past year, nine indigenous leaders in Peru’s central Amazon have been murdered and many more have received death threats as their ancestral land is seized by drug traffickers. Covid-19 restrictions have made the remote region even more vulnerable as governmental efforts to protect the land have been hindered. In the face of mounting pressure, authorities have recently taken action, but our Observers say that more needs to be done. The latest attack was reported on April 23, 2021 in the eastern region of Ucayali, where alleged drug gangs set fire to the home of Elmer Gonzales, who belongs to the indigenous Cacataibo ethnic group. The traffickers also left him a warning that read “I am Colombian. Elmer, I want my load” (see photo below). Meanwhile, Fredy Yaycate, from the same community was kidnapped and found several days later with signs of torture. They are now among a growing number of Cacataibo people who have gone into hiding, fearful for their lives. We spoke to the President of the Native Federation of Cacataibo Communities, Herlín Odicio, who was forced into hiding in April after death threats and attacks on his land in Ucayali escalated. The situation started to get bad last September, when a Columbian [narcos] came to my community and offered me a lot of money to collaborate with them. They were offering to give me money for every drug flight that left from a secret airstrip on my territory. I didn’t accept the offer, and since then, the death threats have gotten worse. But they already knew me, I received the first threats five years ago. In February 2021, the government of Ucayali released a report that identified 46 clandestine airplane runways in the region, used to transport coca into neighbouring Brazil and Bolivia. Thirteen of these airstrips are in the land belonging to Odicio’s community. The report also revealed that narcotrafficking in Ucayali caused the deforestation of 42,600 hectares of land in 2020. When the coronavirus state of emergency began, governmental institutions stopped and the narcos took advantage of the silence to go deeper into the Amazon and assassinate more leaders. The Amazon is huge and the police cannot be everywhere. But the main problem is that the state does not work, they have not been protecting us. We’ve seen the illegal crops and maceration pits they use to make cocaine paste, and we’ve sent proof to the police. But nothing has been done. Denouncing what is happening is the only thing that I can do. For too long, our communities have had no rights, but we haven’t spoken out. It’s time for this to change. I know that I am risking my life but I will continue this fight until the last days of my existence. The nine indigenous leaders who were murdered this year all stood up to the drug trafficking mafias in their territories. But there is another denominator in each of the cases: impunity. We spoke to Zulema Guevara, whose husband, Arbilo Meléndez, was assassinated in April 2020. Shortly after the Cacataibo leader’s death, the prosecution identified the alleged perpetrator, but he was never sentenced. More than a year later, Zulema Guevara is still demanding justice for her husband. Justice is not happening even though they have all the cards in their hands. The person who killed my husband is still free and it looks like he could remain free. I seek justice not only for my husband, but for all the leaders who are being killed and for their widows and children that they have left behind. (...) Our communities are being abandoned. Zulema Guevara has been receiving death threats from the same group of people who killed her husband. In an attempt to save her life and those of her children, she has gone into hiding with her family.Such stories are becoming increasingly common and have prompted indigenous organisations and the land defenders at risk to launch an emergency campaign to draw the government's attention.The government takes welcome but 'superficial' actionResponding to pressure from these indigenous communities, as well as from the US, Norway and the UN, the Peruvian government announced the creation of an ‘intersectoral mechanism’ in April, under which various sectors of the government would come together to protect the human rights of defenders.Since the beginning of April, authorities have also started destroying clandestine airstrips and coca labs.Although these initiatives are a step in the right direction, indigenous leaders say the mechanism is a superficial solution to the problem.Berlin Diquez, president of the regional indigenous organisation ORAU, told us that until the government makes a commitment to assist tribes in obtaining legal titles to ancestral land, the violence would continue unmitigated. Until we own something that is legally recognised, we will keep on fighting, because until that moment, justice will not be served.No man’s landUcayali is vulnerable to land invasions, as many of its indigenous communities don’t have legal titles to their ancestral territory. To procure these titles, tribes must navigate their way through a complex procedure that can take decades. Meanwhile, the process of titling individual properties is much faster, which has encouraged outsiders, with the government’s support, to buy land in indigenous territories. The France 24 Observers team spoke to Lavaro Masquez, a lawyer specialising in indigenous rights at Lima’s Legal Defence Institute. Titling is the most important problem facing indigenous communities in Peru. One of the cases I am working on at the moment concerns a tribe that has been requesting titles to its land for 25 years, but they still haven’t been given legal ownership to what is rightfully theirs. In the meantime, drug trafficking and other illegal activities have spread and are threatening the community. There is structural discrimation and racism against indigenous communities in our country. The government does not prioritise indigenous cases as the balance is tipped in the favour of those who have money. Indigenous people are risking their lives to stop the proliferation of coca and to protect their land. It’s time to give them the importance that they deserve. We need to give them their land back. The difficulties that Peruvian indigenous communities face in obtaining land titles is not unique to Peru. Indigenous peoples and rural communities occupy more than half of the world’s land, but they legally own just 10 percent of it. A special thanks to Gabrielle Colchen and Laura Peña Silva for translating the interviews.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who qualified for the Olympics after overcoming leukaemia last year, asked the public to show patience and support for athletes amid mounting calls for them to pull out of the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 20-year-old's story has become a bright spot in a tortured build-up to the Olympics, with Japan's government facing increasing criticism for forging ahead during an upsurge in infections. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it is still possible to host the Games, due to run from July 23 to Aug. 8, even as a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas was extended on Friday until the end of May to stem a surge in infections.
The UK will be protected from Covid this summer, the departing chief of the UK’s vaccine taskforce said. Clive Dix, who took over the role in December and stepped down last week, said he believed there would be no circulating virus in the UK by August. More than 50 million doses of a Covid vaccine have been distributed in the UK, 16.7 million of which are second doses, according to Government figures.
Only 12 countries will be on the green list from May 17.
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Estate alle porte e scatta la proroga per il bonus vacanze 2021. Ma come funziona e come richiederlo? E ancora: chi può fare domanda e come si utilizza? Ecco tutto quello che c'è da sapere sull'agevolazione cha ha ottenuto la proroga dal 30 giugno 2021 al 31 dicembre 2021 e che può essere utilizzato per soggiorni in albergo, campeggio, villaggio turistico, agriturismo e bed & breakfast in Italia. Il bonus potrà essere utilizzato da chi ha aderito e ha fatto domanda entro il 31 dicembre 2020. Come spiega il sito dell'Agenzia delle Entrate, potranno ottenere il 'Bonus vacanze' i nuclei familiari con Isee fino a 40.000 euro. "Per il calcolo dell'Isee è necessaria la Dichiarazione sostitutiva unica (DSU), che contiene i dati anagrafici, reddituali e patrimoniali di un nucleo familiare e ha validità dal momento della presentazione e fino al 31 dicembre successivo. L'importo del bonus sarà modulato secondo la numerosità del nucleo familiare: 500 euro per nucleo composto da tre o più persone, 300 euro da due persone, 150 euro da una persona", cioè lo stesso importo previsto per il 2020. Il bonus vacanze potrà essere richiesto e sarà erogato esclusivamente in forma digitale", si legge ancora sul sito dell'Agenzia delle Entrate. "Per ottenerlo è necessario che un componente del nucleo familiare sia in possesso di un'identità digitale SPID (Sistema Pubblico di Identità Digitale) o CIE 3.0 (Carta d’Identità Elettonica). Al momento della richiesta del bonus, infatti, si dovranno inserire le credenziali SPID e successivamente fornire l'Isee. Se non hai la tua identità digitale richiedila (SPID e CIE 3.0)". Non sarà necessario stampare nulla, perché sarà a disposizione sul cellulare o smartphone e basterà mostrarlo all’albergatore, quando sarà il momento di pagare il soggiorno, direttamente presso la struttura selezionata per trascorrere le vacanze. Per quanto riguarda le strutture ricettive, fino al momento della riscossione del bonus vacanze da parte di un cliente, non occorre fare nulla: solo far sapere se la struttura aderisce all'iniziativa. Lo sconto applicato sarà rimborsato sotto forma di credito d'imposta utilizzabile, senza limiti di importo in compensazione mediante il modello F24, ovvero cedibile anche a istituti di credito. Per quanto riguarda il turista, il voucher si potrà spendere presso una struttura ricettiva italiana. Può essere utilizzato, inoltre, da un solo componente del nucleo familiare, anche diverso dalla persona che lo ha richiesto. Può essere speso in un'unica soluzione, presso un’unica struttura turistica ricettiva in Italia (albergo, campeggio, villaggio turistico, agriturismo e bed and breakfast). E' fruibile nella misura dell'80%, sotto forma di sconto immediato, per il pagamento dei servizi prestati dall’albergatore, mentre il restante 20% potrà essere scaricato come detrazione di imposta. E' importante sapere che nemmeno nel 2021 le strutture sono obbligate ad accettare il bonus. I contribuenti che lo hanno richiesto dovranno accertarsi, entro la scadenza del 30 giugno 2021, che la struttura scelta partecipi all’iniziativa.
Now adapted into a three-part series for the BBC, Mitford’s 1945 novel ‘The Pursuit of Love’ remains a classic of entrancing wit. But, writes Martin Chilton, the author’s life itself was by turns heartbreaking and surreal – from her ‘mad’ aristocratic upbringing to her ‘disastrous’ love life
How rugby star Maro Itoje found his voice: ‘For black people, the road is often trickier’From highlighting black history to tackling everyday racism, the powerful athlete is determined to use his platform for change Maro Itoje: ‘I just have to do what I think is right.’ Nicholas Daley shirt, brownsfashion.com. Pendant, isura.co.uk. Chain, Itoje’s own. Photograph: Silvana Trevale/The Guardian
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Marxists, feminists – and Olympians: the most dazzling Guardian writers over 200 yearsThe Guardian has attracted all manner of eccentrics, characters and social pioneers, from suffragettes to literary giants
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Cost of building work on UK homes to rise as price of materials soarsBooming housing market as ‘incredible demand’ fuels shortage of essentials from concrete and timber to taps and roof tiles The supply problem is particularly acute for roofers as the lead time for concrete tiles has tripled to three months. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA
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Labour reshuffle and policy review expected after May election lossesKeir Starmer under pressure to reassert leadership after Hartlepool byelection defeat and Tory council gains Keir Starmer at the window of his offices on Thursday following a series of election losses for Labour. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters
From veggie fritters to fish ice cream: 200 years of Guardian foodTastes have changed since 1821, and so has coverage of cooking – as editors realised it could be not just a chore, but a passion
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