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assassination of Haitian president exacerbates political chaos and fear of violence



assassination of Haitian president exacerbates political chaos and fear of violence

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The assassination of Haitian President Hovenel Moses early Wednesday morning (7) threatens to increase instability in the country, which is simultaneously facing a political and security crisis.

On the streets of Haiti, there is a general feeling of shock and fear of what is about to happen. “I never thought it would come to this. I went to look at the situation on the street – there was panic. Everyone is just talking about it, talking about their fears. we didn’t think that [isso pudesse acontecer] the president, the person who is always protected. This has never happened in Haiti, ”says Fabrice Lamarque, a resident of the port city of Jacmel, without hiding the worry in his voice.

“We still don’t know what will happen if there is a response to the attack … Undoubtedly, things have become unpredictable,” he concludes.

Also in the morning, Prime Minister Claude Joseph called on the population to calm down and in a statement said that the police and the army will ensure the maintenance of order in the country.

After the meeting of the Council of Ministers, Joseph determined the state of siege in the country today, which expands the powers of the executive branch.

growing violence

According to eyewitnesses, the presence of police or security forces has not been more numerous on the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince this morning.

“We’re still in shock,” said journalist Franz Duval of Haitian Nouvelliste, in an interview with Radio Canada… “People stayed at home, there are almost no cars and people walking along the streets in the Port-au-Prince area. Everyone is waiting, fearing a reaction from one side or the other. “

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The country is facing a security crisis due to gang conflicts that have lasted for months. Kidnappings, street killings and attacks by armed groups have become part of daily life in this Caribbean country.

The Martissant area, located in the immediate vicinity of the presidential palace, has been blocked since June 1 due to a gang war that has paralyzed the west of the capital and parts of the country. The wave of violence provoked a mass exodus of thousands of people from the capital.

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The situation is aggravated by the political crisis. Moise ruled Haiti, the poorest country in America, by decree following the postponement of the 2018 legislative elections.Since then, anti-presidential groups have organized numerous protests against his government.

“Part of the population believed that his term should have ended on February 7. He believed that he had one more year for very difficult reasons. He was in power when there was no more parliament, and he was left alone, and we saw what happened, ”explains historian Marcel Dorigny, professor at the University of Paris 8.

Killing at Dawn

The home of Haitian President Hovenel Moses was attacked early Wednesday morning. Moise was killed and his wounded wife was hospitalized.

According to the Prime Minister, the attack was carried out by a group of foreigners who communicated in English and Spanish. In a video of the attack spreading on social media, a man can be heard speaking English into a megaphone to warn that the attack is being led by the DEA, the US Department of Human Trafficking.

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Earlier this week, Moise nominated the next prime minister, Ariel Henry, the seventh to serve in four years.

“He must form an open government that includes the living forces of the nation, solve the serious problem of insecurity, and accompany the organization of the general elections and referendum,” the president said in a statement on Monday (5).

Supported by Moise to strengthen executive power, the constitutional reform was rejected by most opposition and many civil society organizations. The constitutional referendum, postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic, was supposed to take place on September 26.

Although Henry was close to the opposition, his candidacy was not accepted by most parties, which called for the president’s resignation.

The UN Security Council, the United States and Europe are pushing for free and transparent legislative and presidential elections by the end of 2021.

With information from Jean-Baptiste Marot, RFI and AFP.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

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Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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