Latin America in Short: Division of Peronism and Mandatory Vaccination in Italy

Find out about the most relevant of the week: Peronism seems to be divided, Italy imposes the mandatory vaccine, Environmental Week takes place in Bogotá, and a disappointing debut of the new PSG. Everything explained here .

Alberto Fernández and person applying a vaccine

These were the most relevant news of this week. Photo: Nicolás Aboaf, Pexels

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Leer en español: Latinoamérica en resumen: división del peronismo y vacunas obligatorias en Italia

The results of the primary elections in Argentina are already beginning to be seen. In Italy, on the other hand, the COVID-19 vaccine is declared mandatory for public officials and for some professions. The UN has new data on COVID and climate change. In sports, PSG's new trident disappoints on its debut.


Italy orders mandatory vaccination of officials

The country becomes the first in the West to impose a mandatory vaccination. In this way, the Government tries to increase vaccination rates and reduce COVID-19 infections. Employees who do not get vaccinated should have coronavirus tests every 2 days. Failure to comply with these 2 options, the employee may receive fines or suspension of salary. Italy was also the first European nation to impose a compulsory vaccination on health personnel.


Primary elections divide the president and vice president

After the poor electoral results of PASO 2021, the relationship between Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is increasingly fragmented. The vice president prompted the resignation of several members of Fernández's cabinet. This division could be the final blow of the Peronist coalition just in the year of legislative elections.


The COVID-19 pandemic did not delay the climate crisis

Although the COVID-19 pandemic greatly reduced the levels of contamination by quarantines around the planet, a study carried out by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that the reduction of emissions is very short and temporary.

Likewise, the study "United by Science 2021" reveals that we are still far from meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. For its part, the WMO draws attention to how little we have learned as species, as there is no indication that we are moving towards a more sustainable economic model.

Organizations insist that governments and individuals pay more attention to these facts and take more responsible consumer and political actions.

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If you are in Bogotá, wait for the International Environment Fair

From September 29 to October 2, the International Environment Fair (FIMA) will be held in person in Bogotá, Colombia in Corferias. This aims to disseminate high impact local and global environmental projects.

The event will bring together more than 150 exhibitors who focus their efforts on water care, the study and mitigation of climate change and renewable energy. For this occasion, the special guest is the European Union, an entity that has devoted its efforts to caring for the environment.


Disappointed the debut of the trident of the PSG

This week we got to see the debut of the highly anticipated PSG trident. At last, Mbappé, Neymar and Messi were in action in the same game. However, the result was disappointing. The Parisian club drew against Club Brugge, in a match in which they only managed 9 shots between three of the most talented attacking footballers in the world. To make matters worse, Mbappé was injured in the 51st minute, so we didn't get to see the trident in a full match. This Sunday they will play their next game, in which we hope they will have better results.