This saturday Guatemala registry nine deaths and 609 new cases of coronavirus, so it has already reached the 3,365 deaths and 97,544 infections in total, since the first case was registered on March 13.
This detection of cases originated thanks to the 4,812 tests that were carried out in the last day, with which the government has approached the figure of five thousand a day that would be carried out.
It was also stated that 8,133 cases of the total are active and that they are already receiving medical attention.
It should be noted that the Minister of Health, Amelia Flores, and the director of the Presidential Commission for Emergency Assistance for COVID-19 (Coprecovid), Edwin asturias, assured on Friday that the country is already preparing for a possible second wave of infections.
Given this, the Guatemalan president, Alejandro Giammattei, notified this Thursday that they would not carry out confinement again because the nation would not be prepared for the economic crisis that is being experienced.
In addition, he reported that the country must prepare for a second wave, although he assured that the most critical part has already passed.
More than 3000 people had made their way from Honduras to the USA by midweek. But most of them give up in Guatemala. They had previously violently crossed the border. Mexico’s president, meanwhile, has his own theory about the migrants’ march.
After massive pressure, more than 2000 migrants from Honduras had to give up their plan to get to the USA in the middle of the Corona crisis. Most of the migrants stuck in Guatemala agreed to return to their homeland with the support of the local authorities. After being called up on the online networks, they made their way to the USA. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suspects the march to be related to the US presidential election campaign.
Around 3,000 people left the second largest Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on Wednesday evening and crossed the border into Guatemala on Thursday. The migrants broke through the ranks of Guatemalan border guards. In addition, they ignored the tests required on entry due to the corona pandemic. Many did not wear protective masks.
Later the train split into a larger and a smaller group to try to reach the Mexican border on different routes. Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei then ordered the arrest and deportation of the migrants, but at the same time called on them to voluntarily return. The Mexican government announced that hundreds of soldiers and immigration officials would be deployed to prevent the refugees from crossing the border.
Connection to the US election?
With little prospect of their plans being successful, most of the migrants gave up. Only a few smaller groups want to stick to their goal. Many of the failed expressed their frustration: “I’m so angry that I even came here,” Eduardo Rodríguez told the AFP news agency. Before he was stopped, he had already covered 250 kilometers and injured his foot in the process. “I was just wasting time and what little money I had”.
Mexico’s President López Obrador considered the time of the migrants’ march suspicious: “It is very strange that this convoy set off just before the US election,” he said on Friday. He does not know all the details, but there are indications that the action was “organized” to influence the US election on November 3rd. The issue of migration would play into the hands of incumbent Donald Trump in particular.
In the past few years, thousands of people from Central American countries had moved in large groups to Mexico in order to get to the United States. They fled poverty and violence in their countries of origin. Because US President Donald Trump threatened punitive measures if the neighboring country does not take stronger action against the migrants, Mexico has now sent around 26,000 soldiers to its borders. The issue of immigration also plays an important role in the current US election campaign.
Bad news for the Guatemala selection who is about to play a friendly match against the Selection of Mexico this September 30 on the Azteca Stadium field, as one of the players selected by the Chapin team has tested positive in his last test a Coronavirus.
The footballer of Municipal of Guatemala, José Carlos Martínez, summoned for the friendly meeting, he was infected with Covid 19, as reported by the same club to which he belongs.
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The alarming thing about this situation is that the test was carried out after the player was concentrated with the Central American selective, so the risk of contagion with his teammates is latent.
The club proceeded with the rigorous protocol and isolated three more players who were concentrated with the Guatemalan National Team a few days ago; these are Carlos Gallardo, Rudy Barrientos and Luis de León.
At the moment, neither the Federation of Guatemala nor FemexFut have ruled on the matter about a possible cancellation of next Wednesday’s match at Azteca.
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The rival does not matter at this time, what matters is to vent the movements that Tata Martino practiced with the National Team
Let’s talk about the National selection.
Of course you have to talk about ‘Tata’ Martino, who summoned the Mexican team to the high-performance center, why did he summon them? What is a microcycle? We understand this as brief training sessions, both individual and collective, for lines, defenders, steering wheels, and forwards.
With these microcycles they look for how to run through lines, how the flyers are distributed, under what formation they will be based, be it 4-3-3 or better with a line of five; They are looking for how to stand, in what place and at what precise moment on the court.
Then they must see which players adapt to all those game systems, see the variants, the variables of footballers who do match the style and those who find it more difficult.
There is something very important that also helps the first division teams in these microcycles, is that the ‘Tata’ Martino He sees flaws at the individual level that he can correct, for example, we have JJ Macías, a diamond in the rough together with Chaco Giménez Jr, players with whom he can work on aspects to improve as forward centers, because there are movements that they have not yet mastered, working with him can improve.
Those are the microcycles. Then something very important comes about in terms of the players, Miguel Mejía Barón said, you have to smell them, you have to smell them; I prefer to say that you have to feel the footballers
It is very important to feel each player, how they capture the technical aspects, the set pieces, how they speak, what they eat, how they think, how they get along with each other. All of these are mental and emotional situations that a national coach must keep in mind in each call.
Costa Rica suspends Wednesday’s game at the Azteca Stadium, and One of Luisa made perfect, or I don’t know who decided the next opponent, but … Welcome to the Guatemala selection!
Why? Because in these situations we would have liked it to be Brazil, Belgium or Germany, but it is not like that, if it is Guatemala, welcome, because like this Mexico he will be able to apply all the movements that he practiced for the match at the Azteca Stadium. We will see Chaco Giménez and Macías, we will see if they advanced, if they captured the systems, and most importantly, where they will have to insist Martino.
We will be able to see many things, no matter the rival at this time, what matters is to unburden the movements that Tata Martino practiced with the National Team and see them reflected, that they have those physical, technical and tactical discharges sufficient to be forming a team that competes .
So today the ‘Tata’ Martino it has, for me, a ten. One of Luisa and the FMF they have another ten.
The truth is that we all have to adapt to this pandemic that has turned us upside down, but we have to turn around, as a friend of mine said: “You have to learn to learn and adapt to all the circumstances that the world”.
The entity also surpasses countries recognized as economic powers such as France and Germany
With 104 doctors and nurses dead from covid-19, Puebla surpasses countries like Ecuador, Argentina, Spain and even Guatemala.
The Puebla entity also surpasses countries recognized as economic powers such as France and Germany.
The 104 deaths reported by the Puebla Health Secretariat (SSA) represent 2.3 percent of the 4,408 healthcare professionals who have had a contagion in the Puebla state until the second half of August.
High incidence in Puebla
According to data from the local agency updated up to September 3, deaths among health personnel due to covid-19 They amount to 104, of which 72 correspond to doctors, 13 to nurses and 19 to workers from other areas.
The figure is equal to that reported Nicaragua, according to the report presented last week by the organization International Amnesty, and which accounts for the deaths of doctors, nurses, camilleros, ambulance operators and administrative staff.
The figure registered by the Puebla entity exceeds those of countries of Latin America how Ecuador, which reported 83; Argentina, which registered 80; and even Guatemala and Venezuela, which lost 47 and 46 hospital employees.
Figure Colombia and Chile, where the deaths of 47 and 25 health workers were reported, which are less than half of those that occurred in the state.
Puebla also surpasses other countries considered first world leaders for its economic, technological and academic capacities such as Spain (63), France (27) and Canada (17).
Doctor who donated thousands of masks passed away
One of the local cases was that of the doctor Juan Jose Callejas Esponda It happened at the beginning of August, which when seeking care at the IMSS was not received, despite having previously donated five thousand protective masks.
As well as Lorenzo N. who died at the end of May in the city of Puebla, as he acquired the virus while performing his duties, since although he was advised to request a license because he suffered from asthma, he continued to care for patients.
At the beginning of August, nurses and doctors fired their partner “Toñito”Who worked as a nurse in the IMSS of The daisy and died after acquiring the virus.
It should be remembered that the first death from the virus in Puebla was a retired worker from the University Hospital from BUAP who was employed as an orderly in the Angeles Hospital.
There are two Donald Trumps ahead of the US presidential election in November. Whoever plays at home is the arsonist firefighter of an America shattered in two, refusing to embody appeasement or reconciliation at a time when black anger overflows and militias take to the streets, making his electoral chances prosper in the country. close divisions. Simultaneously, on the international scene, the American president seeks to embody an opposite figure. That of dealmaker ultimate, the supreme broker, capable of settling with the stroke of a pen the most bogged down conflicts, from the Middle East to the Balkans. Leaves to happily tie them to each other, in a mixture of genres and bewildering standards, as was once again the case on Friday with the announcement of an economic agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, embellished with frank openings towards Israel.
This new moment, presented as “historical” by the White House, was also summed up on social networks to q
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(CNN Español) — At least ten security guards from the prison known as “El Infiernito”, located 90 minutes from Guatemala City, were taken hostage by gang members from Barrio 18 in a riot that began this Monday morning, confirmed the Minister Minister Oliverio García at a press conference.
After more than 24 hours, the gang members released the detained guards, Guatemalan Deputy Security Minister Gendry Reyes reported outside the penitentiary.
Earlier, the arrested gang members had retaliated against the guards in response to a series of changes that authorities carried out in the early hours of Monday, Oliverio García said. These modifications implied the transfer of several people considered gang “bosses” who were in the Preventive Center for Men in the Guatemalan capital. According to García, these individuals continued to commit crimes from prison.
The brothers Luis Enrique and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli, children of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), were accused in a New York court of money laundering for their role in the corrupt plot of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
The brothers, detained this Monday in Guatemala at the request of the United States, have mediated the payment of $ 28 million in bribes by Odebrecht to a high-ranking Panamanian official, who was also a relative of the Martinelli family, the US Department of Justice reported. .
According to the indictment, between 2009 and 2014, during their father’s presidency, both participated in the Odebrecht plot with actions that included “the opening and administration of secret bank accounts in the name of shell companies in foreign jurisdictions.” “These secret bank accounts were used to receive, transfer and deliver bribe payments,” the Justice Department detailed in its statement.
Many of these transactions were made in dollars through US banks, some of them in New York.
The case was brought before the federal court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn), the same in which Odebrecht was sentenced in 2017 to pay a fine of $ 2.6 billion after pleading guilty to bribery offenses.
Oderbrecht admitted to the United States Justice having paid $ 788 million in bribes in a dozen countries in Latin America and Africa, including Panama, with the aim of winning contracts in those nations.
The brothers, whose whereabouts have been unknown for approximately twelve months, were detained this Monday at Guatemala’s La Aurora International Airport when they tried to leave on a humanitarian flight to Panama.
The Guatemalan Government explained that the Martinelli brothers have “an arrest warrant for the multi-person criminal first instance court on duty in Guatemala”, signed on July 3 and originated by a request for extradition from the United States.
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(CNN Español) — As of July 27, an alert system distributed in 4 colors will be implemented in Guatemala, depending on the situation facing each municipality in the country, derived from the number of cases of infection by covid-19.
On a national network, President Alejandro Giammattei said that a system in national broadcasting consisting of alerts in four colors: red, orange, yellow and green will be presented and will begin promoting this Monday.
Red will represent the maximum alert (25 cases per c / 100,000 inhabitants). In these cases there will be no public transport and mobility will be limited and shopping centers will not be able to open.
Orange is high alert and equates to limited public transportation mobility and opening of limited activities.
Yellow is moderate alert, with less limited flexibility, and green will represent the new normal.
Right now, much of the country is on red and orange alert although, according to the president, 241 municipalities are on yellow alert and, if they stay that way, on July 27 they would start with activities according to this color.
The next two weeks the provisions regarding the curfew will be maintained from 6:00 pm to 5:00 am. And starting next Saturday, the curfew will take place from 2:00 pm to 5:00 am the following Monday.
The Congressional Consumer Defense Commission asked the Ministry of Economy to freeze medicine prices since they have received reports of the sale of medicines with a surcharge.
“We identified complaints where patients have been charged 200 quetzales more in medications and related services,” said the president of the Legislative Commission, Samuel Flores, through a message published on Twitter.
For Flores, this situation is nothing more than “inhuman greed”, so the Commission asked Mineco to establish price ranges for some medicines and services.
“The Commission for the Defense of Consumers and Users (Diaco) must guarantee the protection and rights of users and consumers … particularly in this context where there is a health crisis,” says the letter from the Commission.
Soy502 tried to obtain a position from Mineco, but they indicated that Minister Antonio Malouf is on a visit to the Santo Tomás de Castilla Port Company.
However, Carlos Vásquez, spokesperson for Diaco, assured that it is up to Mineco to make the decision to establish ceiling prices and that they have carried out various verifications, including achieving the return of economic resources to users who have paid on prices.
“Special attention has been paid in hospitals and clinics because we have had complaints of excessive charges. It was even possible for a medical center to return 229 thousand quetzales that a client paid as a surcharge for a service,” he explained.