Latin America in Short: Zambrano Brings a Silver Medal and Messi Will Not Continue at Barca

An important week for Latin American sports is coming to an end. Furthermore, vaccination policies in the world and in Latin America continue to change. Here we tell you everything in our weekly summary .

Anthony Zambrano and Leonel Messi

These were the most relevant news of this week. Photos: IG-anthony_zambrano400, IG-leomessi

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The week is over again and we bring you our summary again so that you can start updated the weekend. In sports, Anthony Zambrano takes a medal to Colombia and Leo Messi stops playing for Barcelona. In politics, global vaccination takes different directions and in Colombia the actors of the conflict are telling the truth. We tell you everything here.


Europe does not help developing countries and prefers to advance on the third dose

Despite the fact that the WHO and several international institutions had asked developed countries to delay the third doses against COVID-19 in order to advance immunization in poor countries, Europe decides to continue with its schedule. Germany and France announced that they remain on time so that this fall they start the reinforcement of vaccines, recommended to increase the effectiveness against the new variants. This, while in African countries or in India itself, vaccination presents several delays.


Actors of the conflict in Colombia unite to recognize responsibilities

Salvatore Mancuso, former leader of the self-defense groups, and Rodrigo Londoño, formerly "Timochenko", former FARC leader, met this week in the framework of the Truth Commission to answer questions from various victims of the conflict and ask for forgiveness for the crimes committed. by both armed groups.


Cinema at the service of the environment

Last Thursday, August 5, the UN Climate Change Action for Climate Empowerment unit presented a challenge that aims to promote climate action among young people, specifically those who are interested in the audiovisual world.

It is a call that consists of a three-minute video challenge in which the participants visually narrate how they cope with the climate crisis. The call is open until September 19, 2021 to young people between 14 and 30 years old. The winning videos are expected to be presented at COP26 in Glasgow in November this year. In this way, the contest serves as a platform to raise awareness of the voices of these young visionaries who are fighting climate change. Here you find the rules of the contest.

Also read: What Are the Vital Signs Of the Earth And Why Are They In Danger?


Anthony Zambrano gave Colombia a silver medal

Colombian athlete Anthony Zambrano won the silver medal in the 400-meter dash event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Barranquillan recorded a time of 44:08, 23 hundredths of a second behind the Olympic champion, Steven Gardiner. Thus, he became the second Colombian to get on the podium in this event. This is Colombia's fourth medal at Tokyo 2020 and the third silver.


Leo Messi will not play more in the Barcelona

Yesterday the club's communications made it official: Messi will no longer play for Barcelona. Barca has put the weight of this decision in the La Liga regulations, but the truth is that despite the injection of money from the CVC investment fund, the club's economic situation has not improved. Both the club and the Argentine star have lamented the end of this era.

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