The most relevant political news in Latin America and the World .
These were the most relevant policy news of this week. / Photo: TW-POTUS
LatinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández
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Joe Biden arrives at the White House
Democrat Joe Biden took office on January 20 as the new president of the United States. The democrat will hold office for the next 4 years and will represent a much more moderate and progressive policy than that of his predecessor.
Tras la toma de posesión de Joe Biden de ayer, el demócrata se convierte en el segundo presidente católico en ocupar el Despacho Oval. Os dejamos una infografía que resume las afiliaciones religiosas de todos los presidentes de la historia de los Estados Unidos: pic.twitter.com/m7l9jGLMJ2— Contracultura (@ctrcultura) January 21, 2021
Biden, who will be the 46th president, announced from his first week, various changes in reference to immigration policy and the inclusion of the Latino community.
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A shipwreck leaves more than 40 migrants missing in the Mediterranean
According to 10 migrants who were traveling on a ship trying to reach Europe, it was wrecked off the coast of Libya. The survivors assured the humanitarian groups that 53 people were transported on the ship, so the search for the other 43 began.
Mueren más de 40 personas al intentar cruzar el Mediterráneo para alcanzar Europa. Se trata del primero gran naufragio de 2021 https://t.co/C7F0ojx57f— EL PAÍS Inter (@elpais_inter) January 20, 2021
The nationality of the missing is still unknown, but the group of 10 survivors, from Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, and the Ivory Coast, confirmed that their companions also came from West Africa.
United States: mandatory quarantine for travelers
According to the White House, President Biden signed several decrees aimed at reducing the number of infections and deaths from coronavirus in the country. Any traveler arriving in North America must have done a test prior to boarding the plane and quarantine (without specifying the time) as soon as they arrive.
#EstadosUnidos#InaugurationDay— Red de Observadores Electorales (@RedObservadores) January 21, 2021
Arrancó la presidencia de @JoeBiden con algunas de las siguientes premisas :
-Velocidad de vacunación.
-Nueva Ley Migratoria.
-Adhesión al Acuerdo de París.
-Rescisión de la prohibición de los viajes de países musulmanes.
Additionally, the use of masks on planes and trains within the national territory will be mandatory. In the United States alone, in a year there are more than 405 thousand deaths related to COVID, being the number one in absolute deaths in the world.
Honduran Congress approves a bill that prohibits abortion.
Last Thursday, the Honduran legislature approved a bill that seeks to absolutely prohibit the voluntary interruption of pregnancy. Parliament did not announce how many of its 128 deputies voted in favor amid the virtual sessions that are held in the country due to the pandemic.
¡GRAN NOTICIA PARA TODA LATINOAMÉRICA!— Unidad Provida (@unidadprovidaok) January 21, 2021
Desde Argentina saludamos a Honduras. Hoy el Congreso aprobó la reforma constitucional por medio d la cual se protege la vida humana desde la concepción y cualquier ley de aborto se deberá aprobar con 3/4 partes. #HondurasEsProvida pic.twitter.com/6zksaQL79U
In Honduras, abortion has already been penalized since 1977 and all initiatives that seek to allow the interruption of pregnancy, whether due to rape, risk of the mother's life or any other reason, have failed.
The UN recalls that Honduras is one of the few countries in the world that prohibits abortion in all circumstances, including in cases of rape or incest, when the life or health of pregnant women is in danger, as well as in cases of severe malformation of the fetus.