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The years 2015-2024 have been designated by the United Nations as International Decade for People of African Descent. Around 200 million people in the Americas identify themselves as being of African descent. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. People like Ervin Simmons in the United States, Sandra dos Santos in Brazil, and Imran in India are all descendants of African slaves. These descendants often constitute some of the poorest and most marginalized groups, with limited access to quality education, health services, housing and social security. The International Decade aims to celebrate the important contributions of people of African descent worldwide, advance social justice and inclusion policies, eradicate racism and intolerance, promote human rights, and assist in creating better, more prosperous communities, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals spearheaded by the United Nations. Website: http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Several modifications to a peace deal with Colombia's FARC rebels suggested by the country's opposition are "inviable," President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, adding he remains committed to salvaging the accord.
LAS VEGAS ― Unlike the first two presidential debates, the third one, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is all about Hillary Clinton. And she has more than the usual simple burden of trying to win an election. Perhaps it’s unfair ― politics is unfair ― but the state of the country and its tattered politics requires that the Democratic nominee do more than just eke out a victory. Clinton has to win BIG, so she can at least have the chance to protect public trust in the machinery of elections, in the ability of the federal government to function, and in the credibility of American democracy. She has to close the sale, on her own terms and on her own behalf. If she doesn’t ― if she performs poorly in Wednesday’s debate and in the last three weeks of the campaign ― she risks a close result that could leave GOP nominee Donald Trump wounded but unbowed, and unwilling to accept the results of the Election Day count. If she doesn’t, as president she will face a once-again divided government in Washington with no mandate and no power to deal. “Even if she brings in a lot of Democrats with her, even if the Democrats take the Senate and even the House, it’s not going to be easy,” said Norman Ornstein, a leading author of DC governance. “But without any of that, it is hard to see how she gets anything done.” The Clinton campaign is fully aware of the challenge ― and the opportunity. Campaign and Democratic Party officials are working to expand the battlefield, both in terms of states Clinton might be able to win and in Senate and House races that previously were not thought close. Even Texas, astoundingly, might now be in play in the presidential race, thanks to growing Hispanic clout that the Bush family well understands ― but that Trump has crudely dismissed. If Democrats can win the Senate ― let alone the House ― a President Clinton would be able to bargain from a position of strength. And that is Clinton’s challenge, starting with the debate: to keep the trend going. And if Trump and the GOP lose badly ― very badly ― the party’s rejectionist front might be weakened enough to allow the tradition of bipartisan dealmaking to regain some momentum. In other words, Washington might work, a little. Clinton currently leads Trump by decent and sometimes growing margins in virtually every national poll. Big-data prognosticators, including the legendary bookmakers on the Las Vegas Strip, give her nine in 10 chances of winning the election. Her modest lead in the popular vote is amplified by the state-by-state math of the Electoral College into a projected large win. Though trends rarely change dramatically this late in the game, it’s also true that three weeks is a lifetime in American politics, especially in the rapid-metabolism era of Twitter and Facebook. And that is Clinton’s challenge, starting with the debate: to keep the trend going. At this point, very little new (or worse) can be said or revealed about Trump. He is what he is. His supporters are fierce, not necessarily because they love him personally, but because they see him as a heat-seeking missile aimed at destroying the many political and financial establishments and elites they despise. The rest of America, (and that is clearly the majority) thinks that Trump is unhinged, unqualified and unfit to be president. In other words, Trump has all but disqualified himself. But that, in turn, does not mean the country is eager to accept, let alone embrace, Clinton. As much as most voters like Clinton’s policies ― her support for health care, education and women’s rights, among other things ― they see her as the two-faced, manipulative engineer of a corrupt bargain between politics and corporate money. Even Clinton’s own advisers worry that she hasn’t not conveyed an exciting, ennobling vision of what her ascension would bring to America. So far, that hasn’t mattered much, as she has been able to keep the focus on the shortcomings of Trump. But Clinton still needs a positive grand theme of her own, and has been unable to gain traction with one Meanwhile, Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks is publishing a steady stream of Clinton campaign emails unearthed (probably, the FBI says, by Russian hackers). The emails add a vivid side narration to the Clinton camp’s reputation for all-too-clever behind-the-scenes maneuvering for power and money. No one email is a “smoking gun,” but the overall smell is sour. Young voters and minorities, who should be breaking down doors with eagerness to vote for Clinton, aren’t ― at least yet. Nor are suburbanites of all colors and kinds who can’t stomach Trump, but who are having trouble supporting Clinton. Clinton must win over voters such as Ana Santos, a fourth-year student here at UNLV, where the debate will be held. “I’m undecided,” Santos told me in the UNLV student union on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Las Vegas native, who is studying politics and communication, told me she “could never vote for Trump.” Nor could she vote for either minor-party candidate, Libertarian Gary Johnson or the Green Party’s Jill Stein. So she’s for Hillary, right? “Well that is why I am undecided ― between voting and not voting,” Santos said. “I like some of her positions, but I don’t trust her. The emails … her whole history. I don’t know if I am going to vote at all. “I’ll watch the debate.” So will about 80 million other Americans. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Truce extended through the end of the year as government seeks to revive a peace deal after a shock referendum defeat.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos extends a ceasefire with Farc rebels to the end of the year to give more time to save a peace deal.
President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Thursday that he is extending a ceasefire with Colombia’s largest rebel movement in a bid to give more time to efforts to save a peace deal rejected by voters.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday extended his ceasefire with Marxist FARC rebels through the end of the year as he seeks to revive a peace accord to end five decades of war after voters rejected the hard-fought deal in a referendum.
Тысячи колумбийцев вышли на улицы столицы страны Боготы с призывом к миру с повстанцами. Участники марша выступили в поддержку соглашения о прекращении вооруженного конфликта между властями страны и группировкой Революционные вооруженные силы Колумбии (РВСК). Оно было подписано 27 сентября. 2 октября в Колумбии прошел референдум, на котором с минимальным преимуществом победили противники условий соглашения. Между тем власти и повстанцы пытаются доработать договор. Президент Колумбии Хуан Мануэл… ЧИТАТЬ ДАЛЕЕ: http://ru.euronews.com/2016/10/13/colombians-come-out-in-favour-of-peace-as-santos-seeks-a-speedy-solution euronews: самый популярный новостной канал в Европе. Подписывайтесь! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsru euronews доступен на 13 языках: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels На русском: Сайт: http://ru.euronews.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronewsru Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101036888397116664208/100240575545901894719/posts?pageId=101036888397116664208 VKontakte: http://vk.com/ru.euronews
Большие и реалистичные десерты украшали головы невест на прошедшем показе кутюрной коллекции Ines Di Santo в рамках недели свадебной моды в Нью-Йорке. Создательница пирожных на головах невест, Кристи Довато, говорит, что ведущей темой показа стала атмосфера французской кондитерской. Десерты были изготовлены из бутафорского льда вручную ведущими кондитерами. Сладости различных форм и размеров были привязаны розовыми, голубыми и бежевыми лентами к ободкам, венчавшим головы моделей. Макияж был выполнен в светло-лиловых тонах — тени и помада пастельного оттенка гармонировали с глазурью от пончиков и кремом, украшавшими их прически.
According to a recent Bloomberg report, Brazil's state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras (PBR) is in the process of negotiation with Karoon Gas Australia Ltd. regarding the sale of two offshore oil fields.
Ray Walser Politics, Americas Deeply disturbing to many Colombians are the injustices or lack of justice in the transitional process. It is a story worthy of the pen of the late Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. On September 26, after a conflict lasting fifty-two years, and years of arduous negotiations, Colombia’s elected-President Juan Manuel Santos joins with Rodrigo Londoño, aka Timochenko, self-appointed leader of the narco-guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC) to vow friendship and sign a peace agreement. Present in Cartagena to witnesses the historic event: John Kerry, Secretary of State of the world’s greatest democracy, the peripatetic UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and dictator Raúl Castro, brother of Fidel and former protégé of the patron saint of armed revolution in the Americas, Ernesto “El Che” Guevara. Cameras snap, white doves flutter, AK-47s and RPGs instantly become ploughshares! Let the peace party begin! In order to wean FARC from its ruthless penchant for violence, drug trafficking and general mayhem, Santos and his negotiating team develop a comprehensive package. What was to have been a short negotiation turns into a four-year ordeal. Even the Obama Administration, deeply committed to the process, jumps aboard the peace train, dispatching veteran diplomat Bernard Aronson to work with the parties and arranging for Secretary Kerry to sit down cordially with FARC leadership in Havana in March, during President Obama’s love feast with Raúl Castro. The peace deal promises a major makeover for Colombia. It guarantees the hugely unpopular FARC a minimum quota of political power. It assumes, almost magically, that professional insurrectionists and narco-traffickers will redirect their energies from violence and crime to expanding democracy and social progress. Accountability for atrocities, war crimes and illegal gains from cocaine are downplayed and punishments appear more symbolic than substantive. The Colombian government also promises a transformative socio-economic new deal predicted to cost $30 billion dollars. Read full article
Colombia’s government and rebels from the National Liberation Army have agreed to revive a stalled peace effort, providing a boost to President Juan Manuel Santos as he tries to recover from voters’ shocking rejection of a deal with the much-larger FARC guerrilla group.
Speaking by phone with the leaders of the Colombian peace process, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged both Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, and Timoleon Jimenez, Commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), to stay the course for peace in spite of the outcome of the recent referendum.
BOGOTA/CARACAS (Reuters) - Colombia's government and second-biggest rebel group announced on Monday they will start formal peace talks on Oct. 27 in a boost for President Juan Manuel Santos after the rejection of his deal with the larger FARC guerrilla group.