Texas passes anti-abortion law and Venezuela will have an election with oppsition. A couple of good environmental news happened this week, and CR7 broke a new record. All summarized and explained here.
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Leer en español: Latinoamérica en resumen: Oposición venezolana va a elecciones y CR7 rompe nuevo récord
The week ends and we know you want to know. This week there was a severe blow to progressivism and the fight for legal abortion in Texas. The Venezuelan opposition also confirmed their participation in the elections. On the other hand, at the UN, unleaded gasoline and air quality have become environmental priorities. Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo, in addition to his team change news, broke a new record. Find out about everything here.
Texas passes anti-abortion law and hits progressivism hard
A new law regulating abortion in Texas came into action last Wednesday, which many label as an anti-abortion regulation. For almost half a century, women in the United States have been able to choose abortion until the fetus is viable (week 22 or 24). The new law does not allow this procedure to be performed after the sixth week. The groups opposed to the measure defend that this window of time is short and many women do not even know that they are pregnant at that time.
Texas law SB8 will significantly impair people’s access to the health care they need—particularly for communities of color and individuals with low incomes.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 1, 2021
We are deeply committed to the constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade and will protect and defend that right.
Progressive, "pro-choice" movements and the Democratic party were waiting for an injunction from the Supreme Court. However, the highest institution of North American justice, with a conservative majority, voted 5-4 in favor of not blocking the law in the southern state of Texas.
Venezuelan opposition confirms its participation in upcoming elections
After several attempts to sabotage different elections, the opposition decides to compete once again together against Chavismo. In this way, the groups opposed to Chavismo will go together for the regional elections (mayors and governors) on November 21.
The previous position of the opposition parties to the Maduro government was consistent with undemocratic actions, the co-optation of control entities, and accusations of fraud that had existed since the 2018 presidential elections.
No more leaded gasoline - a breakthrough for the environment and human health
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has worked in the last 19 years in a campaign for the elimination of this poisonous substance that poses a risk to both the environment and human health. As a result of this, according to the organization, the last stocks of the leaded gasoline ran out in July.
Tras veinte años de campaña, el uso de la gasolina con plomo se ha eliminado en todo el mundo.— Programa ONU Medio Ambiente (@unep_espanol) August 31, 2021
“La aplicación exitosa de la prohibición de la gasolina con plomo es un gran hito para la salud mundial y para el medio ambiente.” - @andersen_inger https://t.co/mB3BBLLNtX
Algeria was the only country that still traded this type of gasoline. For UNEP, its eradication marks a historic milestone. Leaded gasoline polluted the air, soils, and drinking water, which is why it is one of those responsible for the climate change that we are experiencing today. It also had an effect on human health, causing heart, respiratory and neurological diseases.
Air quality should be a right
One of the main UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 is a healthy environment, which of course includes air. However, according to data from a recent UNEP report, 34% of the world's countries do not legally protect the outside air, even though 31% of this number have the legal and economic opportunities to do so.
Las acciones para mejorar la calidad del aire, como la transición hacia soluciones de transporte, cocina y energía más limpias, también nos ayudan a enfrentar la emergencia climática— Programa ONU Medio Ambiente (@unep_espanol) September 1, 2021
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On the other hand, the WHO considers that air quality is the greatest environmental risk for human health, since 92% of the world's population lives in places where the air has high levels of pollution.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke new record
Cristiano es al día de hoy:— Juez Central (@Juezcentral) September 1, 2021
-Máximo goleador histórico Real Madrid
-Máximo goleador histórico selecciones
-Máximo goleador histórico Champions
-Máximo goleador histórico Euro
-Máximo goleador histórico eliminatorias a la Euro
-Máximo goleador histórico eliminatorias al Mundial pic.twitter.com/iPvjgCdwIy
CR7 never tires of breaking records. This week, he became the top scorer at the national team level, after beating Iranian Ale Daei, who scored 109 goals in his career. With his brace against Ireland on September 1, Ronaldo scored 111 goals and broke this mark. For this and for his arrival at Manchester United, Cristiano this week monopolized the headlines of newspapers around the world.