Trump before the courts, the economy in Latin America, and more at El Despertador

🔴 Historic day for NATO

This Tuesday, Finland will officially become the 31st member of NATO, after confirmation by the Secretary General of the military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg. Finland’s accession process was “the fastest in recent NATO history,” according to Stoltenberg. This announcement changes the balance of geopolitics in the world, as Russia has already taken action on this issue and expressed its willingness to strengthen its military capacity near Finland. The alliance also hopes to add Sweden in the coming months, if Turkey and Hungary abandon the blockade that would allow their ratification.

🔴 All eyes on New York: Trump will appear in Manhattan court

This Tuesday, Donald Trump will become the first former president of the United States to testify in court as a criminal defendant. On Tuesday, he was charged with 34 felony counts of commercial fraud amid an investigation into the alleged bribery of pornographic actress Stormy Daniels. Trump was expected to plead not guilty, so the trial would begin. As Yahoo News reported Monday night, the billionaire has been spared handcuffs and cup shots. The attorney general and court staff did not consider these two routine actions related to the case, because the former president is protected at all times by Secret Service agents, so there is no danger of Trump escaping. The day will undoubtedly be historic for the country and will influence the campaign towards the 2024 elections.

🔴 Follow the orange alert in Nevado del Ruiz

Since March 30, the Colombian Geological Service (SGC) has declared the Orange Alert for the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, located between Tolima and Caldas, which means greater volcanic activity in the snow-capped mountain, and even the possibility of an eruption, although this is unknown. Make sure.

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Among the precautions they took was declaring a general disaster in Tolima. In addition, the Departmental Risk Management Board was able to authorize the mayors of Casabianca, Hervio, Murillo and Villahermosa to evacuate families of people classified as very vulnerable in the sphere of influence.

The new director of the National Disaster Risk Management Unit, Juan Fernando Velasco, noted that “it is likely that in the next few days we will have to evacuate other people, but I want to clarify the following: that the evacuation does not mean that we say that the volcano will erupt tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.” Or a week later. We’re not saying that can’t happen either.”

🔴 How is the Latin American economy?

This Tuesday, the World Bank (WB) publishes its report “Integration Potential – Opportunities in a Changing Global Economy,” which examines the region’s growth prospects and challenges in the short term.

The presentation of the report, which will be conducted virtually, will be the responsibility of William Maloney, World Bank Chief Economist for the region.

Maloney will review the obstacles facing the region to better and more dynamically integrate into the global economy, as well as attracting the international investment needed to achieve faster growth.

🔴 Harassment in Congress: Alleged Extortion over Contract Model

Complaints of sexual harassment and harassment in the workplace still appear in Congress. A new complaint, filed by a former official, indicates that contract forms will be a tool used by some members of Congress to pressure officials to agree to maintain different types of relationships. The aforementioned politicians deny everything.

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The working conditions of women and the normalization of harassment and abuse in Congress are among the biggest obstacles to preventing violent practices. María José Pizarro, a historic charter senator and chairwoman of the Legal Commission for Women’s Equality (CLEM), comments that there are victims who do not understand that it is assault, while potential perpetrators think it is just flirting.

🔴 The water cut begins on Easter Sunday in Bogota

Since the early hours of Tuesday, April 4, water has started intermittently in some towns in Bogota and in the municipalities of Funza, Madrid and Mosquera. The measure, which was implemented in order to modernize and rehabilitate the Tibetok-Casablanca line, will be valid until next Friday, April 7th.

Remember that for the sectors that will suspend service, the water supply will be available through tanker trucks, which must be requested at Acualínea 116. On Tuesday, the affected areas are Engativá, Fontibón and Kennedy, as well as the municipalities previously named.

🔴 The path of the Colombians begins in the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana

First, at 5:00, he will visit Santa Fe Goiás in his Copa Sudamericana debut. The Cardinals will seek to lift the title they have already achieved in 2015. Next, for the Copa Libertadores, Medellín will make its debut by hosting the Internacional de Porto Alegre at Estadio Atanasio Girardot at 7:00 p.m.

Finally, at 9:00 pm, Millonarios receive Defensa y Justicia in El Campín, also in their Copa Sudamericana debut.

🔴 The largest retrospective of Basquiat-Warhol’s collaborations is open to the public

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The Fondation Louis Vuitton has opened the “Basquiat x Warhol” exhibition in Paris about the foursome’s work of these two artists in the 1980s. Between 1983 and 1985, they will both paint about 160 paintings with four hands, about half of which will be housed by the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, until August 28th.

The exhibition opens with a series of cross-cut images. Then it continues with fifteen works, in which the Italian Francesco Clemente also participated.

🔴 I ban Tik Tok in Australia

Australia’s Attorney General, Mark Dreyfuss, announced on Tuesday that Australia has banned the use of Chinese social network TikTok on mobile phones and government devices for reasons of cybersecurity and fears of possible “foreign interference”. Previously, similar decisions were made by the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and the European Commission.

Cybersecurity experts warn that the app, which has more than 1 billion users, could be used to collect data which is then shared with Chinese authorities.

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