Latin America in Short: COVID-19 is Still an Emergency | Women’s Copa Libertadores Advances

This week, the WHO director general declared that COVID-19 continues to be a health emergency, so governments and the population must not lower their guard. In sports, the women's Copa Libertadores advances to the quarterfinals .

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This week in global news, Liz Truss resigned as UK Prime Minister after just six weeks in office. In Latin America, the massive scam that took place in Peru after the Daddy Yankee concert made headlines. Regarding health, the WHO declared that COVID-19 remains a health emergency. In environmental news, the C40 is taking place in the city of Buenos Aires. Finally, in sports, the women's Copa Libertadores advances to the quarterfinals. We tell you everything here, in our weekly summary.

Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who succeeded Boris Johnson, lasted no more than 50 days in office. On Wednesday, the leader of the conservative party decided to resign as head of government after finding strong opposition within her own party and the economic instability caused by a tax reform that she is trying to pass in parliament. Truss will remain in office while his successor, elected from within the Conservative party that now controls Parliament, is chosen. However, opposition voices call for a new general election to choose Truss's successor.

In this way, King Carlos III has already had his first resignation from a prime minister since he ascended to the crown after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The prime minister becomes the fourth head to leave Downing Street since David Cameron resigned following the Brexit victory, followed by Theresa May and Boris Johnson.

Daddy Yankee's concert in Peru left thousands of scammed

The arrival of the Farewell Tour of the "Big Boss" of Reggaeton, Daddy Yankee, in Peru left more tears than expected. Due to the high interest it generated among Lima and Peruvians, there were cases of scammers who took advantage of the moment. The Peruvian police reported nearly 7,000 fans swindled with the resale of counterfeit tickets. With cases in which the same ticket was resold up to 367 times.

“There are more than 7,000 records of swindled people who went to the stadium (on October 18) and did not enter because their ticket was false (…) A single ticket has up to 367 records of having been shown at the door (not entered) , that is, it was sold that number of times, ”the police reported. The Inca authorities assured that Franco Patiño Guerrero, 31, and Adriana Urresti Sánchez, 18, are among the suspects in the scams. It is believed that both left the country with the money from the scams.

WHO: COVID-19 remains an emergency

The World Health Organization maintains the state of international health emergency due to COVID-19, due to the uncertainty that exists in the face of possible mutations that can evade the immunity granted by vaccines. The decision was made by the WHO Emergency Committee, which estimates that two-thirds of the world's population have already received at least one dose of the vaccine. "Although it is obvious that the global situation has improved since the pandemic began, the virus continues to change and uncertainty and many risks remain," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Cities commit to creating 50 million green jobs by 2030

The C40 Global Mayors Summit is taking place in Buenos Aires until this Friday. This event, one of the most important on cities and climate change, is the meeting point for leaders from various capitals who intend to provide solutions to achieve the objectives of the Paris agreement. One of the priorities is to reduce air pollution and make cities more sustainable. "During this summit we are announcing that, in the next 8 years, 50 million sustainable green jobs will be created, in addition to record financing for cities in the Global South," said the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who serves as president of the C40 . After the event, it is expected that more cities will join the Buenos Aires Consensus” to work for the climate agenda, also in conjunction with the private sector.

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The group stage of the women's Copa Libertadores ends

The women's Copa Libertadores advances and goes to the quarterfinals. The Colombian teams América de Cali and Deportivo Cali advanced to the quarterfinals with goals against their rival teams. At the close of this edition, the teams that qualified were the Brazilian clubs Corinthians, Palmeiras and Ferroviária; the Argentine Boca Juniors; and the Chilean Club Universidad de Chile and Santiago Morning. The quarterfinals will be played this weekend and the teams that will go to the semifinals will be defined.

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