Latin America in short: Elections in Peru and Qatar Playoffs

It's Friday and with it comes our weekly summary with the most relevant news from Latin America and the world .

Keiko Fujimori and PArtido of the tie between Colombia and Argentina

These were the most relevant news of this week. Photos: TW-KeikoFujimori, TW-Conmebol

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Start the weekend updated with our summary of the week. We present you the five most relevant news on Latin American politics, the environment and sports.

Racist comment by Alberto Fernández causes rejection

The Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, declared after meeting with the president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, that he was a "pro-European" and that while the Mexicans come from the indigenous and the Brazilians from the jungle, the Argentines come from Europe. Many people accused the comments of racists and xenophobes, not only with other countries, but with Argentine ethnic minorities.

Later, the gaucho president communicated through his social networks that he regretted that his comments were taken in a discriminatory way and that he apologized to those who had felt excluded.

Keiko Fujimori accuses fraud in elections and the Prosecutor's Office asks for her imprisonment in the Odebrecht case

Without the final count finished, the right-wing Fuerza Popular candidate, Keiko Fujimori, alleged electoral fraud. She asked for 200,000 votes to be annulled and warned of electoral fraud to give victory to his opponent, Pedro Castillo. However, several international organizations have asked the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori to support her allegations with evidence.

However, the political chaos does not end there. On Thursday morning it was learned that the prosecutor José Domingo Pérez asked the judge to order preventive detention after finding that the accused of money laundering breached rules of conduct.

Also read: How progressive or leftist is the possible new president of Peru?

There is increasing support for the environment

On June 5, World Environment Day was celebrated and one of the most important conclusions reached was that "we have to heal the planet, we have to start now and we have to work together, because we all have a role to play. play to restore vitality to the world's diseased ecosystems ", according to the official website of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Also on that day, celebrations were held around the world based on activities such as collective reforestation, community cleanings, concerts, film screenings, etc. This was joined with the records that the hashtag ## WorldEnvironmentDay had on twitter and other social networks. This launched a result that gives hope: there is increasing support for the environment and the fight against climate change.

Online shopping produces fewer emissions, study says

According to a study carried out by the MIT Real State Innovation Lab, purchases made online can produce 36% less emissions than purchases in person. This, together with the growth of e-commerce in Latin America, shows a broad picture for sustainable commerce.

Likewise, the study also affirms that before the pandemic, electronic commerce was expected to grow by 78% by 2030, but with the pandemic due to covid-19 and quarantines, this process accelerated, which implies a challenge to level of infrastructure in the region.

On the other hand, the importance of this being systematized in order for the entire production chain to be sustainable in its entirety is highlighted.

A busy week in the Qatar Playoffs

Two more dates were played in the South American Playoffs for Qatar 2022 and two important teams stood out: Colombia and Argentina. Colombia climbed from seventh to fifth in the standings, as they achieved a resounding 3-0 victory against Peru and a 2-2 draw with Argentina. The whole of the albiceleste country, meanwhile, shone for its mediocrity, with a couple of draws against Chile and the coffee country. The Argentine media highlighted that the selection of that country was facing a Colo, bia without some of its best players, such as James Rodríguez and lamented its lack of definition in a match that "escaped them."