Latin America in Short: Bolsonarism Does not Recognize Lula’s Victory | Nairo Quintana is Judged

In the week after the presidential elections in Brazil, Bolsonarism does not recognize Lula's victory. In sports, on the other hand, Nairo Quintana is judged before the TAS. These and other relevant news of the week summarized here .

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This week, which was the one after the elections in Brazil, Bolsonarism has spoken out to ask the Armed Forces for a coup after Lula's victory. In global news, this weekend starts COP27, which is expected to get more commitments than COP26. In economics, Elon Musk continues to give what to talk about with the changes he will make on Twitter. In Latin America, on the other hand, there is an alert for monkeypox. Finally, in sports, the TAS issued its decision against Nairo Quintana's appeal of his sanction for consumption of tramadol.

Bolsonaro does not concede and Bolsonarism calls for a coup

Almost a week of the Brazilian elections and uncertainty reigns. Despite the fact that Brazilian institutions and the international community embrace the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the new president of Brazil, neither Jair Bolsonaro nor Bolsonarism concedes defeat. On the one hand, the outgoing president, Jair Bolsonaro, took several days to address his people. In his speech, he expressed his intention of a peaceful transition, but did not accept his defeat against former President Lula da Silva.

While this is happening in the upper echelons of power, Bolsonarism has taken to the streets and is openly calling for a coup. Several hundred demonstrators have gathered outside the barracks to ask their Armed Forces not to allow a transition of power and prevent Lula's return. These images recall a dictatorial past at the hands of the military that left dark years of murders and disappearances apart from the Brazilian government.

Elon Musk plans to lay off 3,700 Twitter employees

With the arrival of Elon Musk to the chair of president of Twitter, the changes have not taken long. His first action was to fire the entire board of directors, he passed the broom and dustpan and called it a new "moment of freedom for the little bird". But beyond the speech, the owner of Tesla and SpaceX has announced both administrative changes and changes in the business model.

On the one hand, the most viralized news was the announcement of the charge of 8 dollars per month for those verified. Despite the criticism, Musk defends his idea and assures that it is a way to "democratize" the application and grant benefits.

Another important statement was the possible reduction of the workforce. As reported by specialized media, Musk asked managers to identify essential personnel in order to cut staff by almost half. Of the nearly 7,500 employees, 3,700 would leave due to the tycoon's measure. Likewise, another measure that Musk has been considering is the elimination or reduction of teleworking. This measure is very much in line with the preferences of the employer, who has expressed his opposition to widespread teleworking.

Read also: US $3.2 million a month Elon Musk intends to earn with verified Twitter

WHO maintains emergency alert for monkeypox. America, the most affected region

This week, after three months of declaring monkeypox an international public health emergency, the emergency committee of the World Health Organization has suggested that this state of emergency be maintained in the world, with a moderate risk to global level. However, the region of the Americas continues to be the most affected and therefore maintains a high risk of an outbreak. To date, the region has 51,338 cases and 18 deaths, with 28,321 in the United States, 9,260 in Brazil, 3,523 in Colombia, 3,110 in Peru, and 2,901 in Mexico.

COP 27 begins this weekend

The UN Climate Summit will begin this Sunday, November 6, and will continue until Friday, November 18. It is one of the annual summits in which representatives of the States meet to define and negotiate plans to address climate change. . It also has the presence of representatives of NGOs and academics. It will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. This is a crucial event, as it is celebrated after the delivery of all the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which indicate the extreme situation in which the planet finds itself, worse than forecast. There are many expectations about this event, since the last one, COP 26, was highly criticized for the lack of real commitment. At this summit, issues of financing and compensation for damages will be key.

CAS issues its ruling on Nairo Quitana

This Thursday, November 3, the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) made public its decision regarding the appeal of the Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana before the accusation of the use of Tramadol. The ruling dismisses Nairo's appeal, leaving him to accept the International Cycling Union's decision in August to disqualify him from the results of this year's Tour de France. This decision also brings the cyclist a sanction of 5 thousand Swiss francs.

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