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Was it fraud or just a conspiracy theory in the US last electoral process?

 

 

Maricopa, May 14 (DP.net).– The forensic investigation on the voting system and procedures taking place in Maricopa County, Arizona, where nearly 2.1 million ballots were deposited or received in the mail, is uncovering a large number of irregularities that could eventually be classified as fraud if at the end of the investigation the electoral and municipal authorities are required to assume their responsibility and answer about their actions to the law. It is those same electoral authorities that continue to impede the investigation, going as far as to deny investigators the passwords they need to properly carry out their work.

To top it off, it has been discovered that the Maricopa County election officials did not have control over the counting of the votes but that responsibility was in the hands of two employees of Dominion Voting Systems. The fact that the County does not have system administrators who have administrative access to the Dominion voting machines is a big concern. By allowing Dominion to have the administration access only, the County has basically turned over the system to the Dominion voting machine system people. Further concern is due to Dominion refusing to abide by the State Senate's subpoena asking for the second password needed for the forensic audit of their machines.

These discoveries are very regrettable because they cast a shadow of doubt on the confidence and legitimacy of the electoral system and, above all, because the bill, misnamed "For the People Act" (H.R.1), contains numerous provisions that would perpetuate those same irregularities that are being discovered in Arizona. In view of the irregularities being discovered in Arizona, New Hampshire, and perhaps other States, are moving to proceed with forensic audits of the past election results. "The Forensic Election Audit Team will begin the Audit on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 10 A.M. Pursuant to New Hampshire Senate Bill 43, the forensic election audit must take place within 45 days of the effective date of April 12, 2021, which is May 27, 2021," New Hampshire officials said in the release.

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Cuarto Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible

Logo del Cuarto Foro de los países de América Latina y el Caribe El evento tuvo lugar el martes 16 de marzo de 2021

San José, Mayo 4 (DP.net).– Representantes de los gobiernos de los 33 países de América Latina y el Caribe, de 20 agencias, fondos y programas de las Naciones Unidas, organismos intergubernamentales, instituciones financieras de la región, sector académico y privado, refrendaron el pasado 18 de marzo su compromiso con la implementación de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible y enfrentar las dificultades que ha impuesto la crisis desatada por la pandemia del COVID-19 con el propósito de avanzar hacia un futuro mejor, al término de la Cuarta reunión del Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible 2021.

En la reunión de alto nivel, que se desarrolló de manera virtual del 15 al 18 de marzo bajo la presidencia de Costa Rica, participaron además de los gobiernos y agencias del sistema ONU, 24 organismos intergubernamentales, 21 instituciones financieras de la región, 118 personas del sector académico y 38 del sector privado, además de más de 440 representantes de la sociedad civil de la región, parlamentos y autoridades locales. En total se conectaron 9.608 personas, 3.400 por zoom y 6.200 a través de redes sociales.

La recuperación post pandemia fue considerada en la agenda como una oportunidad para repensar el modelo de desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe, priorizando nuevas formas de hacer las cosas, que permitan ser a la vez más competitivos, más inclusivos y protegiendo el ambiente que sustenta la economía, el nivel de vida y el bienestar de la región.

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¿Quiénes son los ricos en Cuba?

Videos de Sandro Castro, nieto de Fidel Castro, se viralizaron recientemente en redes sociales. ¿Qué preguntas sobre la distribución de la riqueza en Cuba ponen sobre la mesa? DW conversó con economistas cubanos."

La Habana, Marzo 20 (DW).“Tú sabes que nosotros somos sencillos, pero de vez en cuando hay que sacar estos jugueticos que tenemos en casa”, alardea Sandro Castro mientras conduce un Mercedes Benz y pide a su acompañante que lo filme.

El video, filtrado a redes sociales hace una semana, causó revuelo en un país ahora más conectado a internet, que sufre una profunda crisis económica, y una reforma monetaria, de salarios y pensiones, además de la actual pandemia de coronavirus. Tanto, que el nieto de Fidel Castro –a quien medios no estatales cubanos atribuyen la propiedad de varios renombrados bares en La Habana–, publicó un segundo video, disculpándose con “todos los cubanos, donde quiera que estén” y asegurando que el vehículo era prestado.

“Cuba cambió. En 62 años nunca un Castro o dirigente ha pedido disculpas públicas por su buena vida mientras el pueblo se hunde en la miseria”, reaccionó en Twitter el artista y activista disidente Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara. 

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POSCO under Fire for Business Ties with Myanmar's Military

POSCO (formerly Pohang Iron and Steel Co., Ltd) is a South Korean steel-making company headquartered in Pohang, South Korea. Previously operated a joint venture with U.S. Steel, USS-POSCO Industries, in Pittsburg, California, United States, but U.S. Steel acquired full ownership of that facility in February 2020."

Cosco's HQs Seoul, Mar.11.– POSCO chairman Choi Jung-woo is seeking reappointment as chairman at a general shareholders' meeting slated for March 12. Yet he is facing strong opposition from progressive civic organizations and some lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Party.

A group of civic organizations held a rally on March 10 to criticize POSCO and Choi for promoting a coal-fired power plant project in Samcheok, Gangwon Province, and business ties with Myanmar's military-owned companies.

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21 Senators Ask Biden to Reconsider Canceling a Trump Regulatory Transparency Database

Twenty-one Republican senators want President Joe Biden to reconsider revoking his predecessor’s executive order telling federal agencies to publish guidance on how they interpret and apply regulations. 

On his first day in the Oval Office, Biden revoked then-President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13891 that required creation of a public database of agency guidance documents, based on a bill in Congress with bipartisan support, the Guidance Out of Darkness (GOOD) Act.

“Without explanation, you described this executive order as one of the ‘harmful policies and directives that threaten to frustrate the federal government’s ability to confront [the (COVID19) pandemic, economic recovery, racial justice, and climate change],’ and you claimed—again without explanation—that its revocation was necessary to provide federal agencies the ‘flexibility to use robust regulatory action to address national priorities,’” the senators told Biden in a Feb. 8 letter.

Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, initiated the letter, which was also signed by Sens. James Lankford (Okla.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Rand Paul (Ky.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (Texas), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Dan Sullivan (Alaska), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), James Risch (Idaho), Mike Lee (Utah), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Bill Hagerty (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), and Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.). 

The signers noted that the GOOD proposal had been approved once by the House and twice by the Senate Homeland Security Committee in previous Congresses ... [ Read more

Letter sent to President Joe Biden questioning an executive order revoking Transparency Measures

February 8, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

On January 20, 2021, you announced that certain executive orders related to Federal regulations would be revoked, including Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.[1] Executive Order 13891 required Federal agencies to publish and make available on a searchable database their guidance documents, which explain how an agency will interpret and apply its regulations.[2] Without explanation, you described this executive order as one of the “harmful policies and directives that threaten to frustrate the Federal Government’s ability to confront [the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, economic recovery, racial justice, and climate change],” and you claimed—again without explanation—that its revocation was necessary to provide Federal agencies the “flexibility to use robust regulatory action to address national priorities.”[3] These claims completely ignore the strong bipartisan support for and sound policy reflected in Executive Order 13891.

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