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Latin America in short: social tension in Cuba and Colombian activism in Cannes

The week ends and because it is Friday we bring you our summary of the most relevant news of the week. Bolsonaro in the clinic, tension in Cuba, new Formula 1 car, solidarity for Colombia in Cannes and Emmy nominees. Everything explained here.

Protests in Cuba and Tilda Swinton with the Colombian flag

These were the most relevant news of this week. Photos: TW-raclo20, hjck.com

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Leer en español: Latinoamérica en resumen: tensión social en Cuba y activismo colombiano en Cannes

The weekend starts updated with the most relevant of the week. This time we summarize news of Latin American politics, sports and the world of show and entertainment. Political tension is heightened in Cuba, Bolsonaro in the clinic, two special announcements: Emmy nominees and a new Formula 1 car, and solidarity with Colombia in Cannes. All summarized and chewed here.

 

Jair Bolsonaro in the clinic for an intestinal obstruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted this week to a medical center in Sao Paulo for persistent hiccups. According to the medical body, the intestinal obstruction is a consequence of the stabbing that the president suffered in an assassination attempt during the presidential campaign that brought him to office in 2018.

 

Cuba: protests decrease, but social tension remains

Cuba has been living since the weekend, perhaps, the protest against the most important regime in recent years. Thousands of citizens, exhausted by the economic crisis, took to the streets asking for everything from food and medicine to democratic freedom.

Experts believe that cutting off the internet, as a method of censorship on the island, has resulted in a decrease in protests, but the situation seems to continue the same. During the week, several international human rights organizations have registered reports of police abuse, from arrests of opposition protesters to cases of disappearances.

For its part, the Government rejects these complaints and begins to take political measures to combat the shortage of food and medicine. This Thursday, the regime lifted the tariffs on these products that are entered by travelers.

Also read: Cuba: How a song puts the revolution in check

 

Formula 1 presented its new car

This week Formula 1 unveiled its new single-seater, a car that was explicitly designed to generate more competitive races, with more overshoots among racers. This model is much smaller than the current one and was subjected to strict FIA regulations to minimize differences on the track. Its most notable specifications include 18-inch wheels and a total weight of 790 kilos. Additionally, the fuel that this new model will use will have a neutral carbon footprint.

 

Emmy Award Nominees Announced

This week the nominees for the Emmy Awards, which are awarded to the best of English-speaking television, were announced. Among the most nominated are the now traditional queens of these awards: The Crwon and Handmaid's Tale. However, the nominations also included new series such as The Mandalorian and Ted Lasso. Undoubtedly, at this point in the television awards and the pandemic, it is the streaming platforms that command the stop.

 

Tilda Swinton and cast of "Memoria" show solidarity for Colombia in Cannes

Yesterday the Colombian film "Memoria" was premiered in Cannes, starring Tilda Swinton, Juan Pablo Urrego and Elkin Díaz and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The aforementioned actors and the director of the showed solidarity for the current situation in the country by displaying a Colombian flag on the red carpet. The flag read SOS. Thus, once again we see the solidarity of those who are outside with the situation that the country is going through after two months of unemployment that, it seems, will resume on July 20, the country's homeland date.

 

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