Latin America in Short: Patagonia Brand Against Climate Change | James Leaves Al-Rayyan

The famous Patagonia brand was donated this week for the fight against climate change. In sports, James leaves Al-Rayyan .

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This week the founder of the famous fashion company Patagonia announced the brand's donation to combat climate change. On the other hand, in Argentina the fourth suspect is captured in the case of the attack against Cristina Fernández. In environmental news, health organizations are urgently calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. In global news, polio has returned to the United States after several years of being eradicated. Finally, in sports, James leaves Al-Rayyan.

The famous fashion company Patagonia will be donated to the fight against climate change

The decision of Yvon Choinard, founder of Patagonia, still amazes the community. The businessman informed the Argentine newspaper La Nación that he has just finalized the transfer process of his shares to combat the environmental crisis. “Instead of extracting value from nature and transforming it into wealth, we are using the wealth that Patagonia generates to protect the origin. We are making the Earth our sole shareholder. I want to be very serious about saving this planet,” Chouinard told a company meeting.

In this way, the company passes into the hands of the Patagonia Purpose Trust and the Holdfast Collective. In this way, Patagonia's dividends will no longer go to Chouinard but directly to the protection of the planet. The first trust, Patagonia Purpose Trust, will hold all voting shares, according to La Nación. While Holdfast Collective will own the non-voting shares and will spend every dollar to protect the environment. According to the Argentine newspaper, it will be about 100 million dollars a year.

Another suspect for the attack on Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is captured

This week, the Argentine authorities announced the arrest of a merchant linked to the failed attack that sought to kill the current vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. This is Nicolás Gabriel Carrizo, who appeared with Brenda Uliarte (also detained), whom prosecutors accuse of being the instigator of the attack. As revealed by justice, Uliarte and Agustina Díaz (another captured) exchanged a message in which he said: "I had Cristina killed."

Already with this, there are four prisoners linked to the investigation. Uliarte, Díaz and Carrizo are joined by Fernando Sabag Montiel, who was the one who aimed and tried to shoot the former president. However, an error by Sabag Montiel meant that the 32-caliber pistol did not fire and the bullet did not come out. Cristina Fernández today faces a judicial process for alleged acts of corruption that could send her home to jail (due to her age) and political death. This has sparked enormous polarization in Argentina between supporters of the former president and her detractors.

It's Official: Polio is Back in America

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made it official that polio is a circulating virus in the United States. After almost four decades of being eradicated, cases have reappeared in the United States. However, it is not the only country in which it is circulating. The situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan is also worrying, as it is a life-threatening disease that can be prevented by vaccination.

Health organizations unite against fossil fuels

On Wednesday, nearly 200 health-related organizations called for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. According to health experts, who had the support of the WHO, this type of fuel is a threat to health, which could mean around 3.6 million deaths. This letter highlights in a special way the dangers for workers when working in the extraction of fuels. "The current addiction to fossil fuels is not just an act of environmental vandalism. From a health point of view, it is an act of self-sabotage," said the WHO director general.

James' time at Al-Rayyan is over

Striker James Rodriguez finally got what he wanted and is no longer a member of the Al-Rayyan club. The Colombian player terminated his contract with the club by mutual agreement. Now he will signed with Olympiacos of Greece, a club with which he has already presented medical exams. This would be the ninth club in the history of James Rodríguez. Fortunately, he closes a chapter of his career plagued by injuries and little play, since he only managed to play 15 games with Al-Rayyan. The 31-year-old Colombian would arrive at Olympiacos next week.

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