US Senate presents bipartisan plan to avoid government shutdown

US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is followed by members of the news media after a Senate procedural vote on a short-term government funding bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 26 September 2023. EFE/EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

New York, United States, Sept 26 (EFE).- Democratic and Republican leaders of the US Senate submitted a bill on Tuesday to fund the government until mid-November, avoiding a shutdown starting next week when current funding is expected to expire. The proposal, which is expected to pass its first parliamentary procedure in the progressive-majority Senate on … Read more

Eight alleged gang members lynched in Haiti after hospital attack

Members of armed groups are seen guarding the street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 19 September 2023. EFE/ Johnson Sabin

Port-au-Prince, Sept 26 (EFE).- At least eight gang members were lynched Tuesday by residents of Mirebalais and the nearby town of Saut d’Eau, northeast of Port-au-Prince, after they attacked a hospital with automatic weapons on Monday. The University Hospital of Mirebalais, a town about 40 kilometers northeast of the Haitian capital, experienced a hellish night … Read more

Colombia and US agree on roadmap for a new drug policy

Photograph provided on September 25, 2023 by the Colombian Foreign Ministry that shows the installation of the III Meeting of the Colombia - US Anti-Narcotics Working Group, in Bogotá (Colombia). EFE/ Foreign Ministry Colombia / EDITORIAL USE ONLY / ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILLUSTRATE THE ACCOMPANYING NEWS (MANDATORY CREDIT)

Bogotá, Sept. 26 (EFE) – The governments of Colombia and the United States concluded Tuesday the third anti-drug cooperation meeting, which ended with a roadmap to implement a new policy between 2023 and 2033. The agreement is summarized in the government’s National Policy against Drug Trafficking 2023-2033 “Sowing Life, We Banish Drug Trafficking”, reported the … Read more

Brazil senators call for plebiscite on abortion; Supreme Court considers decriminalization

File photo of a demonstration against the legalization of abortion, in Brasilia, Brazil, June 4 2013. EFE/Fernando Bizerra Jr.

Brasilia, Sept. 26 (EFE) – A group of Brazilian senators announced Tuesday that they will call for a referendum so the entire population can decide on abortion, just as the Supreme Court deliberates on whether to approve its decriminalization until 12 weeks of gestation. Senator Rogério Marinho said in statements to journalists that the initiative … Read more

Biden first US president to join protests

Washington (Usa), 25/09/2023.- US President Joe Biden hosts the US-Pacific Islands Forum Summit at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 25 September 2023, to gather with leaders to discuss regional priorities such as 'tackling the climate crisis' and 'advancing economic growth,' according to the White House. EFE/EPA/Yuri Gripas / POOL

Washington, Sep 26 (EFE).- Joe Biden made history on Tuesday by becoming the first sitting US president to join picket lines in defense of better working conditions for automobile industry workers. The Democratic leader, who claims to be the most pro-union of all the leaders who have occupied the White House, went to Detroit (Michigan) … Read more

Petro seeks support for his reforms in streets a month before regional elections

Indigenous people and peasants from different regions of the country arrive to camp at the Tercer Milenio Park on the eve of the March for life, in Bogota, Colombia, 26 September 2023. EFE/Carlos Ortega

Bogotá, Sept 26 (EFE).- Colombians will take to the streets on Wednesday in a demonstration “for life” called by President Gustavo Petro, who has called on unions, workers, indigenous people, and peasants to defend the reforms promoted by his government a month before the elections of mayors and governors. The main rally will take place … Read more

Bolivian government urges compliance with IACHR recommendations on judicial elections

General exterior view of the new Legislative Assembly building in La Paz, Bolivia, on August 2, 2021. EFE/ Martin Alipaz

La Paz, Sept 26 (EFE). – The Bolivian government on Tuesday called on the Legislative Assembly and other state bodies to comply with the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to guarantee the judicial elections, which are being blocked in the legislature. The Minister of Justice, Iván Lima, responded on the social network … Read more

Antarctic ice reached an all-time low this winter

Photograph from February 19, 2013 that shows an iceberg at sunset near King George Island, in the archipelago of the South Shetland Islands , Antarctica. EFE/Felipe Trueba

Washington, Sept 26 (EFE).- The extent of Antarctic ice this southern winter was 16.96 million square kilometers, the smallest recorded in more than four decades, according to the United States National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The agency stressed that “there is some concern that this may be the beginning of a long-term trend … Read more

Pakistan’s ex-PM Khan moved to higher class prison

Archive picture of Imran Khan, former Prime Minister and head of opposition party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), talking with journalists during a press conference at his home in Lahore, Pakistan, August 3 2023. EFE/EPA/RAHAT DAR

Islamabad, Sept 26 (EFE) – Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan was transferred to a higher class prison on Tuesday after a court said he was entitled to better facilities as a ” better status prisoner” due to being a former prime minister. On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had ordered the authorities to … Read more

Russian court rejects Navalny’s appeal against 19-year sentence

Moscow (Russian Federation), 26/09/2023.- Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is seen on a screen as he appears in a video link from the colony in Vladimir region, during a hearing of The First Court of Appeal of General Jurisdiction considering his appeal against the sentence of 19 years in prison in a case of extremism, Moscow, Russia, 26 September 2023. (Rusia, Moscú) EFE/EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

Moscow, Sept. 26 (EFE) – Russia’s First Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the appeal filed by the defense of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, upholding his 19-year prison sentence for extremism. The court considered the appeal of the defense of Alexei Navalny and Daniel Jolodny and decided not to change the decision of … Read more