Villa district in Atlanta wants to become a separate city because of violent crime

Dhe shots at Andrew Worrell were just the tip of the iceberg for the Buckhead residents. A few weeks after the businessman went jogging in the affluent area of ​​Atlanta a few weeks ago, a silver-colored car caught up with him. The driver lowered the window, wordlessly aimed a handgun at Worrell, and pulled the trigger. “The shooter hit him in the thigh. Andrew turned when the guy shot him one more time. This bullet entered the left hip, penetrated the abdomen, and became lodged in the right hip. The guy shot a third time but missed Andrew. He went to safety behind a tree, ”said Worrell’s wife Anne, describing the crime on Facebook. Strollers tried to stop the bleeding, called an ambulance, and called the family.

Additional calls were made to the police while the forty-one year old was being rushed to the hospital. The callers from Buckhead reported that joggers had been repeatedly shot from a silver-colored car. “The city of Atlanta can no longer protect Buckhead from criminals. The number of murders and other violent crimes is skyrocketing ”, stated the citizens’ initiative Buckhead City Committee (BCC) – and repeated an adventurous proposal: The district in the north of the city, known for chic mansions, mirrored office towers and a higher density of boutiques As in any other place in the United States, Atlanta should break away from Atlanta, become a city of its own, and govern itself.

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Maia Sandu with its own majority

Dhe parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova have a clear winner who was not even up for election: President Maia Sandu. Because the Action and Solidarity (PAS) party, which was the first party in Moldova’s history to receive more than fifty percent of the vote on Sunday and will be the government in the future, was founded by Sandu and led until last autumn Won the presidential election. Since taking office, Sandu has worked towards the early election that she hoped would win a majority for the changes she had promised – fighting corruption and building an independent judiciary. “I hope that this day ends the rule of thieves over Moldova,” wrote Sandu on Sunday on Facebook.

The previous parliament was the product of another time. When it was elected in February 2019, Moldova was still in the hands of oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc, who, although pro-Western, had actually established an authoritarian regime. According to a report by the EU Parliament, Moldova was at that time a “captured state” that served a small group of powerful people for their own enrichment. The two strongest factions were the oligarch’s party, which has since completely collapsed, and the socialists of former pro-Russian President Igor Dodon. These forces fiercely opposed the early parliamentary election, which Sandu was finally able to overcome in May thanks to a ruling by the Constitutional Court.

Homophobic and Racist Resentment

The second strongest force behind the PAS, which has 52.8 percent of the vote and 63 of the 101 seats in parliament, is Dodon’s Moscow-based electoral alliance of socialists and communists with 27.1 percent. The third party with 5.7 percent of the vote is the businessman Ilan Schor’s party in the parliament in Chişinau. Schor had been sentenced to imprisonment for money laundering and his involvement in a large-scale fraud in the Moldovan banking system. About 48 percent of the 3.2 million eligible voters took part in the election.

The socialist-communist bloc had tried to make the choice a geopolitical decision between East and West. During the election campaign, the two parties warned against the fact that the EU and NATO wanted to deprive Moldova of its sovereignty, turn it into a staging area for military maneuvers and impose foreign, “family-hostile” values ​​on it. Both homophobic and racist resentments played an important role in the campaign of the two “left” parties.

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Third wave beats young people without access to health; infections increased 55% in 10 days

MEXICO CITY.

The third wave of covid-19, recognized by the Health authorities, has had a greater impact on people between 18 and 39 years of age. This population group not only faces a greater number of infections today, but, in many cases, has to do so with limited resources, due to the lack of income and health services.

According to data from the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval), 22.9% of the young population does not have access to health services. This turns a coronavirus contagion into an economic challenge, because it is one of the sectors most affected by the closure of companies or adjustments within them to face the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

Given this, access to social security must be guaranteed as a health strategy, considers Verónica Montes de Oca, a researcher at UNAM.

Third wave hits young people in medical security

The sector between 18 and 39 years old, in addition to falling ill with covid-19, lives with a lack of access to health services, coupled with the loss of income due to the health crisis; Given the rise in infections, the population also has a difficult economic outlook.

In addition to being the most affected by the third wave of covid-19 that rebounds in Mexico, young people between 18 and 39 years old must face the disease, in many cases, without employment or social security.

The 2020 Evaluation Report of the Social Development Policy of Coneval, presented in February, highlights that in 2018, 67.2% of young people did not have access to social security, that is, to an afore or subsistence in the face of eventualities, presenting a gap of approximately 10 percentage points with respect to the adult population.

The report indicates that 22.9% of them presented a lack of access to health services such as the IMSS, ISSSTE or Insabi, which, together with the loss of income due to confinement, could aggravate the situation of poverty of the young, being of the sectors most affected by the closure of companies or adjustments within them to face the economic crisis.

This means that, if this sector cannot access health services or even insurance for major medical expenses due to lack of employment, or despite having a permanent job they do not have social security, it will be difficult for them to face economically getting sick from covid-19 .

According to the Encovid-19 update, reported on June 15, spending to pay for medicines, medical care, oxygen or other supplies to care for coronavirus patients represented a significant outlay since 45% spent between 1,000 and 10 thousand pesos; 36% spent more than 10,000 pesos; 14% spent less than a thousand pesos; and only 5% of households did not have any expenses.

A fact that illustrates the third wave of covid-19 in Mexico is that, in the first 10 days of July, 55% more infections were registered at the national level, compared to the 10 immediately previous days.

Data from the Ministry of Health, from July 1 to 10, there were 67 thousand 452 cases, an average of 6 thousand 745 a day, including the three consecutive days in which more than 9 thousand infections were registered; a peak not seen since last February.

From June 20 to 30, 43 thousand 564 infections were registered, for an average of 4 thousand 365 daily.

Therefore, social security is as important as the health and decent employment strategy “because at any moment we could be in a situation like the health crisis again and the population should have immediate attention,” says researcher Verónica Montes de Oca Zavala , of the UNAM, within the framework of the World Population Day that is celebrated on July 11.

In this context, it reiterates the importance of reformulating how to take care of health from the early stages, after the pandemic that has lasted for more than a year.

“Today we are more aware of leading a healthy life, of strengthening the immune system and other conditions that do not occur automatically, but through integrated public, social, educational and cultural policies that allow us to ensure the well-being of the people. ”, Considers the specialist.

It should be noted that at the beginning of the pandemic and during the second wave, young people were not the main population severely affected by covid-19.

However, the advance of the green and yellow epidemiological traffic light in the country, the gradual advance in the vaccination process, the economic reopening and the reduction of restrictions on mobility, have shown that this sector is at a vulnerable moment.

On July 7, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell in a virtual meeting with heads of state governments, organized by the Ministry of the Interior, assured that, between January 1 and June 16, the Serious cases of hospitalization decreased from 25% to 14% in older people between 60 and 69 years of age. In contrast, the proportion rose from 7% to 17%, from 30 to 39 years old.

The undersecretary accepted that the country is in a third wave due to this disease.

He admitted that in this rebound the age displacement of people affected by the virus was modified, which does not mean that it became more aggressive in young people, but that virulence was reduced in older adults, because they have the complete scheme vaccination.

He stressed that although immunization has effects, immediate daily actions are essential to reduce serious cases and especially deaths.

Covid-19 reached your life and your pockets

Lía Aguirre and Paola González, both 29, suffered from covid in the most critical months due to infections. The pandemic hit his health, but also his family’s pocket, despite having a job, it did not provide them with social security.

Paola fell ill in the first days of October 2020, amid the uncertainty of the disease and the expense she would face, she endured the covid isolated in a room of her house.

Although he has been working for 9 years, he has not been fortunate enough to contribute to social security and faced with this situation, he only received the support of his family to pay for his expenses.

He only required treatment and rest, the covid did not present complications, but even so, he disbursed more than 10,000 pesos, including tests to detect the virus, medications, chest scans and an oxygen concentrator.

After two months at home, he returned to work and to continue the care so as not to be infected again, because despite having the antibodies that the disease leaves behind, the possibility remains latent.

For Lía, the situation was different, she suffered from covid-19 at the end of December, when the second wave began and hospital occupancy was high.

Not only that, months ago he lost his social security after the economic crisis of confinement. Although it seemed that age and not suffering from comorbidities would be an advantage so as not to aggravate the disease, the virus affected her body more that required emergency care in a private hospital. In that relapse, he remained less than 24 hours and disbursed more than 17 thousand pesos for blood tests, covid tests, laboratory tests and medicine, not counting the doctor’s fees.

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A ‘champion’ against Facebook, Twitter and Google

Far from leaving the scene, what former US President Donald Trump likes is being constantly in it: now he announced that he will sue Facebook, Twitter and Google for vetoing their accounts and ‘silencing’ Americans.

He called his action a crusade for ‘freedom of expression’ which he has invited ‘hundreds of thousands of people’ to join.

Trump has suspended his social networks since the assault on Congress on January 6 by a mob of his followers, and he has repeatedly described that veto as’ censorship ‘and abuse’.

‘We are going to immediately end the illegal and shameful censorship of the American people by social media companies. We ask that the shadow blockade end, that they stop silencing, blacklisting, banishing and canceling that they know so well, ‘he said at a press conference at his golf club in Bedminster (New Jersey).

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Pregnant woman dies in car accident

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July 11, 2021 – 12:15 pm Clock

Dad reaches out to the public on Facebook

It’s a Facebook post that makes you swallow: 22-year-old Samantha Russell dies through no fault of her own in a car accident in Wichita, Kansas – the perpetrators were on the run from the police. The young woman is heavily pregnant, doctors cannot save the mother, but they can give birth to her baby alive!

Baby survives the road accident in the womb

“Words cannot describe the feelings that go through your head, considering what happened on July 6th at 5:30 am,” writes 21-year-old papa Brandon Russell on Facebook. He also posts a photo of how he holds his newborn son Mac in his arms. “Sammy was taken from us, but she left us the most wonderful gift in life,” continues Brandon. His wife and mother of Baby Mac did not survive the car accident. She will never be able to hug her child.

Pregnant Samantha had no chance

The 22-year-old mother-to-be was driving her car in Wichita, an accident occurs at an intersection: Suspected robbers are on the run from the police and drive over a red light, then crash into the young woman’s car at the intersection. Samantha is 33 weeks pregnant, just a few weeks before the planned birth. First aiders can no longer do anything for the mother-to-be, but miraculously her unborn son survives in her womb.

“Samantha would have been a fantastic mother”

In his emotional words on Facebook, Brandon, who suddenly became a widower and father on the same day, writes: “She will always be my wife and the person I turn to when I need advice or have stupid questions. I love you, Samantha Russell. “

Friends have started a fundraising campaign for the family. Within a very short time, hundreds of people have donated a total of over 40,000 dollars in order to at least take some of the financial worries away from Brandon and his son Mac. (kku)

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17 members of two criminal groups with operation in Iztapalapa fall

MEXICO CITY

In the Iztapalapa mayor’s office 17 people were arrested, including two women, members of two criminal groups dedicated to drug sales, assault on passersby and extortion.

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The apprehension of these subjects was carried out in two actions implemented by elements of the Secretariat of Citizen Security.

The first arrest was made at the intersection of Calle Calculistas and Calle Privada Mineros, in the walkway known as Tláloc, in the Colonia Expansion El Triunfo, where a property was located that was used as a point of sale of narcotics.

According to the authorities of this place, people with backpacks were constantly coming and going inside which they transferred drugs for their commercialization in different points of the mayor’s office.

The place was guarded by a subject known as “El Gordo”, who operates for the criminal cell headed by Juan Balta.

With a order of arrest, this Thursday the uniformed men entered the place where there were seven people who were apprehended. At the site they were seized 223 doses of cocaine hydrochloride, a gramera scale, a plastic bag containing bulk marijuana, a cell phone, cash, and 22 useful cartridges.

Along with this action, on Lima de la Ixtlahuacan neighborhood A group of young people was identified who, on public roads, manipulated and formed doses of apparent drugs. In this intervention, ten men were captured.

According to various citizen complaints, the subjects, in addition to trading narcotics, assaulted those who were passing through the point and demanded money from the residents of the area, in exchange for not causing them harm or undermining their patrimony.

At the scene, 330 doses of cocaine hydrochloride, four telephone sets and cash were seized.

These subjects are part of the criminal cell known as “Los Rastas”. On July 24, 2020, staff from the Secretariat of Citizen Security and of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Justice in the capital they detained five other members of the group.

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Consultation, a milestone for democracy: experts; citizen exercise

MEXICO CITY.

Mexico is about to experience a historic moment in terms of participatory democracy with the holding of the first popular consultation, in which citizens will be asked if they act against decisions of past political actors, agreed the counselor of the National Electoral Institute, Uuc -Kib Espadas and the senator for Morena, Martí Batres.

The electoral counselor pointed out that, for the first time in history, this popular consultation will be activated in accordance with a legal framework, endorsed by the three Powers, which will make it totally legal.

“It is the first major citizen consultation made in accordance with a general legal framework. That is an opportunity that is indisputable, “he said.

For his part, Martí Batres affirmed that “this is the first consultation convened by the organs of the State in the history of Mexico. Because all the consultations that we have known, the Zapatista consultation, the Fobaproa consultation, among others, have been called by civil society organizations, or individual legislators ”.

The one of August 1 “is a consultation proposed by the Presidency, voted in both chambers of the Congress of the Union, endorsed by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and strengthened with millions of citizen signatures,” he said.

He added that, beyond the results of the consultation, this exercise will allow the acceleration of the “democratic pedagogy”, as the axis of vision for an “advanced” system in Mexico.

“Every exercise of participation is important, because it means the involvement of the people in public affairs, in national affairs,” he said.

But, he stressed, “what is most important is that people participate, because beyond the issues that are discussed and the difficulties of the organization, consultation is important in itself because it allows a pedagogy of democracy.”

It allows us to understand that democracy “is not only electing representatives who make decisions, but also that citizens make decisions, at certain times, on transcendental issues,” said Batres.

However, in an analysis table led by Pascal Beltrán del Río to Radio Image, both showed their differences with respect to the process of promoting the popular consultation, which will take place on August 1, and in which, for its results to be binding, at least 40% of the nominal list must participate.

To the Morenoist voices, including those of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself, who affirm that the INE has failed to promote the consultation, Uuc-Kib Espadas replied that said action is constitutionally marked as of July 15.

“Neither before nor after”, he emphasized, insisting that “the Institute has not been silent in relation to the consultation. However, there cannot be a campaign-type promotion ”up to the date set by the Constitution.

He added that the INE has to abide by the laws, in relation to the possibilities of dissemination and debate around the issues being consulted.

Meanwhile, Batres Guadarrama indicated that if the voices in Morena have been raised, “which is not their case,” it is because the disinterest of the electoral authorities is perceived.

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Pregnant woman dies in car accident in Wichita, Kansas

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July 08, 2021 – 10:35 pm Clock

Dad reaches out to the public on Facebook

It’s a Facebook post that makes you swallow: 22-year-old Samantha Russell dies through no fault of her own in a car accident in Wichita, Kansas – the perpetrators were on the run from the police. The young woman is heavily pregnant, doctors cannot save the mother, but they can give birth to her baby alive!

Baby survives the road accident in the womb

“Words cannot describe the feelings that go through your head, considering what happened on July 6th at 5:30 am,” writes 21-year-old papa Brandon Russell on Facebook. He also posts a photo of how he is holding his newborn son Mac in his arms. “Sammy was taken from us, but she left us the most wonderful gift in life,” continues Brandon. His wife and mother of Baby Mac did not survive the car accident. She will never be able to hug her child.

Pregnant Samantha had no chance

The 22-year-old mother-to-be was driving her car in Wichita, an accident occurs at an intersection: Suspected robbers are on the run from the police and drive over a red light, then crash into the young woman’s car at the intersection. Samantha is 33 weeks pregnant, just a few weeks before the planned birth. First aiders can no longer do anything for the mother-to-be, but miraculously her unborn son survives in her womb.

“Samantha would have been a fantastic mother”

In his emotional words on Facebook, Brandon, who suddenly became a widower and father on the same day, writes: “She will always be my wife and the person I turn to when I need advice or have stupid questions. I love you, Samantha Russell. “

Friends have started a fundraising campaign for the family. Within a very short time, hundreds of people have donated a total of over 40,000 dollars in order to at least take some of the financial worries away from Brandon and his son Mac. (kku)

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