The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, could have won with an absolute majority in early parliamentary elections held this Sunday in Serbia, according to early projections vote.
according to calculations by the NGO Centre for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID), issued by the state broadcaster RTS, SNS won the 52 percent of the support , which will be more than anticipated by pre-election polls.
According to these projections, the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), partner of the coalition in the caretaker government, won 14.4 percent.
the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS), led by controversial politician Vojislav Seselj extremist LOGR July 1, 3 %, and will return as the national parliament after years of absence.
the democratic Party (DS) of center-right, according It reached this first projection 5.7% , enough to enter the House.
Some 6.7 million citizens of Serbia voting were called to the polls to elect the 250 Members of Parliament national 20 parties and coalitions.
the election was called two years ahead of schedule, according Vucic to give a new impetus to reforms facing the country as candidate to enter the European Union (EU) .
Ha out 100% of votes in districts like Mongomo, his native village, Ebibeyin, Nsonk Nsomo, Akonibe, Aisok and Nsork.
When the final data are confirmed Obiang there will be revalidated his post for 7 years . Followed for 36 years as head of government
Teodoro Obiang , the president of Equatorial Guinea for the past 36 years, has won more than 98 percent of the vote in the elections held today in the country, according to provisional figures advanced by the president of the National Electoral Board (JEN) Clemente Engonga .
who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior , Engonga inform that of the 231 polling stations of the total of 2,397 votes counted so far (5%) President Teodoro Obiang, who headed the coalition with 9 of the 15 political parties of opposition and candidate of the ruling democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) has obtained more than 98 percent of the vote.
the president of the avanz JEN throughout the national territory so far Obiang and his coalition have taken hundred percent of the vote in districts like Mongomo his home in the continental part of the country village Ebibeyin, Nsonk Nsomo, Akonibe, Aisok and Nsork .
Afirm that during the day not ningn boycott was registered throughout the country and that the elections “were characterized by a patriotic spirit, nationalist and cvico promoted by the people.”
the also Minister of the Interior of the government of current president, Teodoro Obiang and l cam more than 36 years in power Asegur the participation “was massive.”
Thus, when the final data Obiang substantiated, 73 years, there will be revalidated his charge, now for 7 years, which have been the fourth multiparty presidential elections in Equatorial Guinea since Equatorial Guinea is independiz of Spain in 1968.
Obiang presented back to the after elections reform of the Constitution held in November 2011 that IJF presidential term in two terms of seven years.
the main formation of the opposition, the Party for the Convergence for Social democracy, Andrss Esono has not attended the elections, considering that there are many irregularities which were called early, and to be concluded in Prximo October or January 2017, according to the legislation of this country in West Africa.
However, Clemente Engonga Nguema belied to accredited diplomats and international observers alleged boycott of the opposition.
President Organization non Governmental Organization (PNG) Institute of the strategy for Democracy US Bruce McColm , who is leading a delegation of three members, told Efe that many voters tables were no intervenors of dems candidates who have attended these elections.
Aadi other 140 representatives of Union African attended as international observers, which in his view “change” the meaning of the election.
“people were calm and there were no irregularities. Each elector coga his ballot. The development of the Voting was perfectly developed, “Asegur the head of the Institute of Strategy for American Democracy.
According reform Basic Law (Constitution) approved in a referendum in November 2011, in which the IJF presidential term in two periods of 7 years each, after these elections Obiang rule until the year 2023.
But the end of that period Obiang could be resubmitted for a term ms also 7 years, until 2030.
Teodoro Obiang, president of Equatorial Guinea in the last 36 years, Convoc elections last March 11, although, according to the Constitution Tenan be held in October or Prximo in January 2017.
US President Barack Obama plans to announce Monday in Germany the sending of up to 250 soldiers ms Syria to assist local forces to combat State Islmico (IS), inform today the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
According to the daily, citing as its source US government officials, Obama recently authorized-the new deployment, which raise from 50 to about 300 the number of US military operating in Syrian territory. The mailing was produced despite the reluctance of the president to send troops to Syria and amid increasing pressure to do more in the fight against IS.
Obama acord expand the US presence in Syria persuaded by his advisers that this measure allow the pentagon extending recent advances in operations against the jihadist group, according to the newspaper.
it is expected that the US president made the announcement in Hannover (Germany) where he is on an official visit, according to the WSJ.
last da 13, Obama Asegur the US offensive against iS in Syria and Iraq is going through a good time with attacks financial structure of the group and their ability to finance themselves through illegal traffic of oil.
in November last year, the president authorized-deployment of troops (about 50 members of the special forces) in the war Syrian civil, something that vein negndose from years did so.
United States leads the international military coalition which acts in Iraq and Syria against IS, which occ large areas of these two passes and proclaimed a caliphate in June 2014.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the fifth and last visit of US President Barack Obama done to Germany extolling the growing presence of Berlin on the international board and convene a sort of transatlntica mini-summit with four of the 28 countries comprising the European Union without members of the Commission that at least symbolically represent the absent
the meeting was organized by Merkel today in the city of Hannover with Obama asistirn the president francs Franois Hollande .; the british Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Matteo Renzi , the only one who has been expressing dissatisfaction with the exclusionary forces behind Europe and the only one who could have spoken out for as revealing an unusual format: The EU is more disunited than ever .
And Obama lands to push the United States of Europe and strengthening the western axis against the growing threat posed by Putin’s Russia.
“It is not my duty to tell Europe how to manage Europe”, declared on eve of his visit to Berlin, but not without making clear that the United States wants a “democratic Europe, strong and united” because “serious challenges” that the EU is facing only be addressed together .
dividos by the crisis of refugees , dotted with ultranationalist and euroescpticos movements, festering by an economic crisis that lasts and under the threat of jihadist terrorism, European leaders, self-absorbed in their Household chemical problems have little to offer together to Obama. And Obama, in the final stretch of its mandate, neither is in a position to be a centrfuga strength to its European allies and go beyond a few statements
“I’m at the end of my presidency, but still I have nine months in office and that’s a long time, “declared the US president at the press conference that he offered with Chancellor after the meeting two hours both held yesterday in Hannover, immediately after the arrival in Germany of the US president.
Obama, who has fled crises and conflicts more affected by close to Europe to focus its foreign policy on Asia and China, talking with four European partners of the issues addressed in bilateral format with Chancellor Merkel.
Among the issues in the portfolio include Ukraine , the relations of NATO and Russia face the Atlntica conference to be hold for the near July in Krakow, the cystic East crisis Prximo, Iraq and Libya, whose intervention turned to qualify Obama “correct” despite the vacuum of power that left as balance.
Merkel and Obama showed no differences when analyzing the actions that the United States and its European allies estn underway to stabilize the situation in conflict areas where the growing presence of Germany deserved the praises of Obama, who Ratin Germany as a “reliable ally” who assumes his duties with determination for peace and security in the world .
Cit as an example the German contribution in the negotiations yielded an agreement with Irn in nuclear matter what Merkel aadi the aportacin of your country in international missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, where the German policy has broken taboos with envi weapons to peshmerga Kurds fighting jihadist militias in that country, especially against the self-styled State Islmico .
There was no self-criticism nor criticisms because “the past must be left ATRS to look to the future,” he said Chancellor referring to spying NSA US agency, which she, like other European leaders, was victim.
Merkel and Obama also discussed Syria and cracks were not ah . Both praised the actuacin of Turkey on the humanitarian crisis caused by a war without red lines that has already left 360,000 dead and 4.8 million refugees , and both felt that would be a mistake to send ground troops to shoot down the regime of Bashar Asad .
“is a free trade agreement to boost the economy and create jobs” subray Obama, who, despite the fringes that an has earrings and many detractors that treaty has in Europe trusts in to be ready for signature later this year.
Between 25,000 and 90,000 people, according to sources, took to the streets on the eve of the arrival in Hannover Obama to express their rejection TTIP understand that this agreement damage the environment, harming workers’ rights, limit the sovereignty of the states involved and reduce quality standards.
But protests have nothing to do with Obama, Safe Journey Germany to inaugurate the Fair industrial technology Hannover, which the United States is in this edition pas guest. According to a survey conducted by the demoscpico institute emid for the tabloid Bild Obama’s popularity in Germany is still very high , even above that of Merkel .
As, 62% of Germans regrets that ste can not run for a third term, 51% considered worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize with which he was hastily awarded in 2009 and one 83% believe that despite the criticisms that can be made to the management of Barack Obama , a possible presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump be much worse.
it is not known whether Merkel is in that 83% therefore a question in the press conference that he offered with Obama on the opinion that mereca Trump and what he could do and undo if it reaches the White House, the Chancellor replied with lacnico “I follow with interest the elections United States “. Obama profiri a smile.
If loiter around the old town of Bhaktapur is easy to see human chains carrying stones, men pulling trucks with cement, women cleaning old bricks, old desclavando woods. With a force that earthquakes do not managed to bury some residents have decided to start rebuilding their homes, their people, their lives. They are Nepalese tired of promises that do not come, expect an official Invisible reconstruction in the first anniversary of the tragedy.
The sun does not let up and Suresh Chawal, 32 years, remade his home with the help of friends. . “. The houses are still unstable The people are afraid, but some have returned to them because they have no other option,” he says while some dons work gloves he sleeps in a nearby house; his parents, in stores Red Cross campaign. They make life at home, but when night falls down to the tents set up in the square. They do not want a landslide interrupt their dreams.
“The next time you come home to be completed” says Suresh. A hand apretn seals that commitment and after fail to offer as a driver or translator, whatever. Somehow you have to pay this work and will not do as others have gotten into credits, debts that you just tied.
been a year of sesmos 7.8 and 7.3 degrees castigated Nepal . Blows that left nearly 9,000 dead, 22,000 wounded and a million homes destroyed or daadas. Total damages are estimated at 6 200 million euros and the aid donated by the international community of just over 3,600 . No need to be mathematician to see that the accounts do not go.
The government fears that these figures are repeated in a future shock. Why he wants that new structures are resistant. Under this desire, a warning: acte who on their own, without official guidelines not receive the promised 1,600 euros. The authorities began to distribute small amounts in some of the 31 affected districts, but those doses arrive with eyedropper to evaporate few families and plugging holes or everyday purchases. They serve to build a future project, to start a new life . Nepal is now easier to find the yeti that someone who has been able to cope with payments of 160 euros.
The absence of title documents is a problem when claiming aid, especially for women living in homes on behalf of their deceased husbands. To this we must add the obstacles to determine who has been really affected; there are rare cases of families who claim to have several homes or each structure demolished in their land was a home.
The National Authority for Reconstruction assumed that the houses They will be cut up when the monsoon arrives . The Government also taken calmly repair of emblematic monuments, a mission by the Department of Archeology.
Efforts have been affected by political instability of a new government, a new Constitution, a prolonged crisis protests in the south of the country and accusations of corruption in the use of funds.
A Rajana Shrestha, 36 years, causes cares little. She simply was expected cans. “The Government helped us with the settlements but no longer want to live beyond. We can not ms” says. It is beginning to clear the land where his home was in an alley of Bhaktapur. The whole family works at the pace of a copycat of Justin Bieber playing on the radio.
Organizations like the Red Cross or Plan International and local authorities conducted workshops training for masons and carpenters with the aim of building structures you slidas ms. The idea is to be the Nepalese who raise their own country. At least 30,000 have begun to do so on their own. A minority among those affected.
Red Cross estimates that four million people are still living in temporary shelters, settlements or aluminum structures. “A level family home has not advanced at the pace that should, “says Virginia Prez, responsible for the program of child protection UNICEF in Nepal , who believes that more effort is needed so that the population can have lasting accommodation in their hometowns.
In Kathmandu, the IDP camps have declined dramatically though some like Chuchepati perviven- and most people are faith or not sleeping at home.
Life goes on in Kathmandu
Nepal’s capital has returned to normal, a concept that no longer relative. Some neighborhoods were affected but Kathmandu did not live the devastation that flies over the collective imagination. Even so it is difficult to understand how some structures endured (and endure).
Today the traffic is still deafening seems that give motos- and the city does not relinquish its pledge of entering the podium of the most polluted in the world. The wounds of the earthquake can be seen in the Supreme Court, which has two faces: one half of the facade intact and the other, which derrumb completely, it has been rebuilt brick by brick imperfectly.
The Durbar Square, temples and palaces that remain standing are attached with wooden beams, groupers pins if the earth roars again again. But life has resurfaced among the ruins at sunset young people gather at the square as traders and rickshaw drivers have again installed next to the temples, as if they had forgotten that it cost the lives of many of their peers when histricos monuments collapsed on them. “Of course I’m afraid of falling, but here goes a lot of people and need to sell this” says with an overwhelming logic Binuka, while ordering the articles of hygiene and hairdresser who offers her blanket.
the work of NGOs has focused on the areas most hit districts as Sindhupalchowk or Dolakha. The sending of emergency aid continued to installation of medical centers, toilets, schools or bamboo structures water supply and sanitation. They were built to be temporary; one year later still the most tangible assistance they have seen neighbors.
“DocumentsSitesGroupsReader Even we are rebuilding community trails, roads and wooden bridges that were destroyed by avalanches and landslides . Our porters carry products World Food Programme to the mountainous areas, “said Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Alliance of Communities Climatic Himalayas.
The sending of humanitarian aid has been cut off by blocking five months on the border with India. The exorbitant fuel prices reduced to a minimum internal transport, while hundreds of trucks, loaded with tons of hope, permanecan parked at border crossings. The Nepalese blame this situation generate Delhi and Kathmandu of not having solved in time.
Blocking Ahab in February, but in the city are common queues vehicles to recharge the reservoir. “The liter 0,80 euros worth waiting two hours. On the black market there is no queue, but worth double,” says Deepak Khadka, a taxi driver leading Dolakha five years in the capital. l prefer to wait and pay less, and enough money in winter when the liter dej arrived at 5 euros.
A quarter of the Nepalese live on less than 1.25 dollars a day and spends 60% of its income on food. After the sesmos and blocking, an estimated 700,000 people have fallen under the poverty line. “The impact of the blockade has been dramtico, muchsimo greater than the earthquake,” points out Prez, UNICEF.
Three wins after the disaster
seems incredible, but among the black cloud that has flown over the last year Nepal is possible to rescue positive conclusions. Responsible for child protection features three victories: “The first is that there have been no cases of cholera, something that pruning have caused more casualties than the earthquake also has been a decline in levels of child malnutricin, usual consequence. disaster contexts. And the third is to have minimized the traffic of both internal and external children. ”
The Nepalese government is investigating whether an alleged actual traffic to the UK that has jumped to the media in recent weeks. Unicef’s position is unequivocal: no indications that trafficking has increased after the Sesmo. Ms considering that the previous data were “very reliable” for registration mechanisms “weak”.
“We have gone from having some interventions without coordination, no data, no visibility, to have a system in which NGOs, police, social affairs and local authorities participate fully connected,” said Prez. In total, 1,851 people have been intercepted in any of the 86 points to control trafficking. The NGO Maiti Nepal puts the figure at 4,500.
Among the jolts of the replicas, the Nepalese living with trauma it reaches the near earthquake that experts have told them. But they do not want to spread that fear of foreigners. Tourism translates into employment. And employment, money.
Nepal never will come out of the list of poorest countries in the world if the cow who lives much of its population dies. In 2015, the Himalayan nation had its worst figure in six years: 540,000 tourists, 30% less than in 2014. The sector gradually recovers from the blow
. the historic Caf Nyatapola overlooking the most impressive pagoda in Bhaktapur has reopened. That s, now adds “New” in its name. On the streets, vendors and guides Westerners pursue the dollar tattooed on his forehead. As always, supply exceeds demand.
In the emblematic square Potters, the Cermicas again dried in the sun. The art school is open wide. Is full of students with paintings in his hands. “In Nepal there are very few jobs, we hope that this school some young people get jobs painting” says Professor Saroj Paudel.
Thamel, the backpacker district of Kathmandu, has life that usually at this time, although dependent complain that people do not buy much. What will say, of course. Hotels recognize that they have less demand than a year ago, but more than in October season. The message Keshav Raj Wagle, director of the agency hiking Advance Adventure, can not be more clear: “Nepal is completely safe as that, please come to visit, as the country will come out ahead”
We are in 1934. It is on 15 January. Are 2:30 pm. The sun shines after several days of rain, it is a beautiful da. In an instant, the ground opens in cracks and earth, as if it were a wave, moving from east to west. The tops of the trees touch the ground and many areas are flooded by landslides. Nepal is living the earthquake stronger in its history.
“Everything was moving. I ca down, my mother came to help bleeding and crying with head injuries” Bahadur Khadka has Man, who remembers perfectly that embrace that life salv five years. “Everything turned dark, dusty, and only cows or screaming from the barn, until the roof is finished derrumb and screams”. Bahadur is pequeito, chepudo, very fragile, and live their last years in a nursing home in Kathmandu. Is excited to tell their story. l experienced it, you can say.
Slo octogenarians, who are, know what was the chaos. His life has been so long that today do not even know how many years have, but what age s Tenan in 1934 . In that earthquake of 8.1 degrees 10,000 people died in India and Nepal and more than 200,000 buildings were daados or destroyed. Many ended up inclined or sunk one meter under the ground. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan were badly shaken and some of the monuments most emblematic had to be rebuilt after.
Now one year of met last great Sesmo which struck the country, blow 7.8 degrees that followed days later another 7.3 ms. The figures shocked the world. almost 9,000 dead, 22,000 injured and a million dilapidated houses
That da Santa Kumari Upetri, 85 years, remained sitting on her legs, swaying like a top while everything vein below. “Junt hands to pray to Ram, preguntndole what happens. The temple was shaking him like the branches of a tree by the wind”. He says, like everyone, that of 1934 was much stronger. The problem is that 80 years “had not any information security” means, according to the geologist Ranjan Dahal, who points out that “in the mountain both blows were similar, but in the city the 2015 impact ms in the population and infrastructures “.
Bairati Baral, an old woman of 89 years who saw the first with his own eyes and feel the second under the darkness of blindness recalls the difficulty in finding drinking water and food in good condition after the Sesmo who I lived nia. A lack of trunks, the dead were cremated the remains of their homes. “For two months the people tena so afraid that just mova home. Not even went to the forest for read for cooking” , recalls the old Bahadur, who helped his mother to restore her home. At least part of it, not Tenan money for a complete reconstruction.
Now Nepal has seen a similar shortage. The seismic Unfortunately after he joined a border blockade which has ruined its inhabitants: exorbitant prices and lack of medicines, basic goods and energy resources. All at the same time a new country is eriga with his change of government in crisis, its first president and his nascent Constitution, a political cocktail for a population looking in the rearview its civil war. A Nepal has lived a fair historical moment when tena the urgent need to get out of its worst natural disaster in 81 years, a huge challenge for one of the world’s poorest countries. “Nepal will come out ahead as before” , trusts smiling Upetri Kumari, who looked curiously resembles that of a fortune teller. This time the king otorg to pas a relief fund of 16,000 euros. Today the Government asked 6,200 million.
With considerable delay, the remaining task is the reconstruction of houses. The NGO have alleviated many problems in distributing temporary shelter, medicine and food, but the population expects government aid that many listen and few see.
The trauma is still present . Some say it is worse than the feeling of insecurity that caused the damage. Everyone thinks of the earthquake as usual. And if someone avoids the replicas will remember. More than 400 in a year. Ssmico to give a blow. Experts say that sooner or later a similar blow Nepal live. “Neither the people nor the structures estn prepared. In the replicas wounded occur because the panic is such that running and jumping through the windows,” says geologist Dahal.
The most elders do not feel the fear that see their children and grandchildren. If they leave home they are washed away by the fear of their families. Ganga Devi Shrestha holds his 95 years on a bamboo rod with which almost creeps. Or costs, but sonre when that did not fear death a year ago. “Slo thought of one thing: he was quiet because he hugged my son and knew that pruning die with him, that was enough for me” . Neither he died. They were seasick, fell to the ground and rose. As he did in 1934. Nepal is the same as trying to get now.
The Group of Independent Experts (IMCI) leading year and a half investigating what happened in the case is dismissed Iguala, the Mexican government has not renewed her mandate with a damning report that dismantles the research conducted by the Fiscala (PGR) complaint delivery of false evidence by the authorities obstruction to their work and points out one cahoots of all security forces in an event that they still believe they could be detonated by the traffic of heroin established between the State of Guerrero and the city of Chicago.
“were tried in a massive attack on the civilian population” simplific ngela Buitrago, one of five researchers. “The incident occurred in a space and longer time span to so far sealado” Asegur the IMCI. Experts maintain also that 43 missing students “were not burned in the dustbin of Cocula” and according explained also the Spaniard Carlos Beristain, “there are signs of ill-treatment and torture of detainees.”
But the big news this last report was the sample by IMCI of a far inditas images taken by journalists the day September 28 in the Ro San Juan. They were all where they appeared, according officially the record of the PGR da 29, the hitherto mechanics remains controversial University of Innsbruck he said they belong to one of the 43 missing. These remains were accidentally found, according to the PGR, without there ningn member of the independent group of Argentine forensic at that moment who collaborated in the search.
“He gives 28, according to the images, there is the presence of officials and an accused in the Ro San Juan. You can see two bags, white and black, and collection be samples,” explained the Spaniard Carlos Beristan, one of the five experts the IMCI. The images, which were issued so Pblica in the press conference, show how the 28 works were made in the flow by ministerial responsibility; a bone that contains a person looks and points out that the official report that appeared one day after; researchers observed the Fiscala with the two bags the next day appear elsewhere and which apparently were human challenges; and even it looks as cerr the road with a vehicle that leads to the river by the authorities. “They came in that members of the Argentine forensic team instant nearby and were not inform of what had found in the river, images can even see where the Argentines seem to argue with a member of the PGR . We have explained that coroners were berated them all so soon and stop investigating into the dustbin, “explained Beristain.
There was in any case that the drubbing to the official version by the IMCI unique. “The PGR ensures that all phones of students were burned in the trash when mat to students, but we have records of activation and localization of cell in Iguala hours and days later what had happened” , explained researcher Claudia Paz. “Records telefnicos listed as in critical hours seven municipal policemen of Iguala communicated with a member of Warriors States called the ‘Walker’ and that seemed to direct the operation and that there is no reference in the report” , specificati Paz.
According to experts, the various attacks and checkpoints were conducted in an area of 80 square kilometers around Iguala and the Habran involved members of the Federal, State, Municipal Police and, also, there will be counted with the knowledge the second of the Army. That is, there will have been an attack between members of the Municipal Police States of Iguala and Cocula hitmen group narco Warriors, but also directly or indirectly involved other corporations throughout the state.
Upon completion of the detailed and damning report leaving the Mexican government very badly members of IMCI received a ovacin sound of relatives who began chanting “do not go, not us leave “. The Mexican government, however, has already announced them that their mandate ends.
What was at stake today in sunny esplanade of the Wailing Wall ( Kotel ), in Jerusalem, was something more than the first priestly blessing by women in the most sacred of judasmo place. The mileposts silently witnessed a more chapter of exciting religious, political and meditico pulse between the rabbinate that manages the shrine and the group of Israelis women (Women of the Wall) that requires equality in prayer and to the Orthodox monopoly .
three months after celebrating the decision histrica the Government of Benjamin Netanyahu to create a set of men and women space, the umbrella group currents judas more reformist and progressive he realized that there is an way to go to reach their goal
the holder may be last chapter. “Women try to officiate the sacred ritual Birkat Cohanim “. On the occasion of the Easter juda ( Passover ), 150 women gathered at the Wailing Wall for morning prayer knowing that it will not be possible to perform the blessing of holy priests, historically reserved for men. Since the legal adviser to the Government, Avichai Mandelblit, forbade the act when considering going “against local customs,” women were limited to read the verses of blessing without lifting your hands or the mantle of prayer in the head, as is usually done.
“ no estbamos in accordance with its decision but we accept it because we did not have time to appeal to the Supreme Court. no we were going to do the ceremony but the police put us several conditions “to seal WORLD spokeswoman Yael Gilboa group. His animated with cnticos prayer transcurri yesterday without incident, except for the angry protest of some young people against what they consider “affront against Tor.”
“The establishment cedi against the ultra-Orthodox. Each time a woman put a tallit on his head against the sky, the police deca him to breach the agreement, “he explains to the Wailing Wall the group’s director, Lesley Sachs.
Rabbi Kotel Shmuel Rabinovich accuses: “a very small group of women wanted to perform the ceremony of Birjat Cohanim , something that was never done in any community provocations. They seek to damage the unity and tradition of Israel. ” “We are celebrating Passover , the feast of our liberation and tradition. Israel has maintained its heritage not for its strength but for its ability to unite around the tradition of their ancestors joining the chain generation after generation” ., adds
Gilboa points more up and not just to heaven. “we do not want friction with the rabbi Kotel the Government order a decent space for all common but time not true. it’s frustrating “.
the decision of the Government to create a joint space on the esplanade israel most visited by tourists and faithful was highly praised by Jews movements reformists and progressives in Israel and U.S. Netanyahu cares much the relationship with the powerful American Jewish community, but even more its political survival . In a coalition supported by only 59 of 120 deputies, sta also depends on the two ultra-Orthodox parties. Shas and Judasmo of Tor oppose giving space to a religious movement that does not recognize.
The remnant of the Second judo Temple destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 may end up being the one that destroyed the Israeli government in 2016 . Netanyahu, an expert in brinkmanship, knows better than anyone.
“Sit on the toilet is difficult, we do not know. All we get out behind a bush and do our stuff. Here he waited for outside night and the other prisoners were sleeping to go to the bathroom, “says Matas Valenzuela, indgena tepehun and librarian of jail. He was previously imprisoned for murder and now rape of his stepdaughter. “I killed my family and I mat to yours” recalls softly.
“He walked with my two cousins and they came three armed to find suit types. I was shot in the ear and one grabbed me from behind. I pulled the knife he was carrying and he met two puetas on the right rib. One ran and that Oued continued to fight. We pegu five or six pualadas “said John Roberto, tepehun also, while reading quietly in the bunk of his cell for the first time in his life. Before being imprisoned not saba read.
“In prison I learned many things. As I did not have pap had not ningn advice. Never had a cario. When one misbehaves also have to misbehave one “recalls Jos Loreto Muela, indgena raramuri. He is imprisoned for killing his cousin in a drunken night. “I went home and told my head who had killed his nephew. ‘Why?’ I asked her. ‘I forced herself, was the ma or l’ “he says. Dispar several times a son of the sister of his mother and tir fire. I smiled to tell his story; cousin threatened him, he says, with a gun.
“My madame arrived drunk and would not let me leave. Live with my stepdaughter 13 years and then was what the fondling … I denounce my wife and I present in the police voluntarily to be stopped. Baj three times the ranch to surrender and was not licensed to be treat me, so I told them I volva to work on the mountain and gave them the phone to locate me “, recounts ngel Hernndez, indgena raramuri, who adds: “I am imprisoned by Mexican law, not by ma” . For raramuri have sex with girls of 13 and 14 years is normal.
The above four testimonies are four prisoners of the peculiar state prison, number Cereso 8 Chihuahua, which was able to access the world for several days . It located in the middle of the Sierra Tarahumara a converted prison that since 1 January 2015 has a peculiarity unique worldwide rises. It is a jail exclusively for indigenous Alcohol, poverty and mixed with the ‘ chabochis’ (white men in raramuri) mark the conviction of a village lost in these mountains fras . Nothing is heard, or barking dogs or men mourn when night falls glida. Nothing.
“In other prisons the indigenous were mistreated”
“It was decided to create this criminal because other prisons the indigenous were abused and enslaved by other prisoners . they abused them. Here preserved and customs are fostered and in addition is closer to their families, “explains Juan Gonzlez Martn, director of the prison.
“When they go to other criminal many come back with tattoos and rings in their ears, unbecoming of their culture. Sometimes they bring pants rolled, I symbol of belonging to sb group narco . when they come here are removed from all that, “says Csar Payn, criminlogo the Cereso. “For Indian did not have the right to speak or work. I Ponan the last in line of food. We humiliated and maltreated” recalls Matas Valenzuela, the librarian, the years he was imprisoned in the jail of Sinaloa with chabochis. “Once in jail for Cuauhtmoc they beat me up some prisoners because they thought I perteneca another gang” has extraeza.
That beating Matas did not understand, like so many things, is part of the gap between the two worlds that live in the mountains. Sometimes, in trials, even they understand the crimes they have committed. “I work as a translator and explained them sometimes accusations and condemnations” he says Mara Leonila Rams a raramuri working guard in the prison and offers support translator. “The majority are illiterate . Only 20% have primary education. Many in the audience need translators to explain to them why they are here “, says Cristina Payn, professor of Cereso.
This is part of the social battle of this area where two cultures. The ancestrally indigenous live in this mountain area is now narcos . Indians, assassins and ghosts abound in these beautiful and cruel mountains. “When narcos a lot of pressure in an area they flee and move to more peaceful areas. Organized crime has tried many times to capture them, but it’s complicated. They work a week to buy something and when they get leave work, are not interested in money, “Payn said. “Imposing another learning culture is a double sentence for them. They learn offenses if get into the university of crime,” says Jorge Barrero, doctor Cereso 8, referring to the possible stay of indigenous in other mixed criminal.
voluntary surrender to Justice
Another uniqueness of this offense is that most of the inmates voluntarily surrender to justice. As he chronicled ngel Hernndez Jos present Loreto advice of his governor (tribal chief) in police station. “I Interwar alone. I was released because there was no complaint and was told to return when present and told them that I no longer vein ms, who lives far away and go up them. One day they came and I was in the countryside. My boss I said ‘aprate my son and they are here these gentlemen.’ ” Jos Loreto celebrates 10 years of his sentence.
“It is preferable that kill the ignorant. They are given because they will not be rejected by their community,” said Dr. Barrero. “When they commit a crime of rape is imposed first punishment. They are locked in a room for our soldiers for two or three nights . Then we give you a nawezari (council or sermon in raramuri) and if they return with two other violations send them to surrender to the municipality, “says Alejandro Hernandez, governor of the raramuri Papajichi community. Murder, by contrast, the first is punished, without sermon or delays.
“Often we find it hard to stop if they are not. They live in the mountains, decide by taste changed suddenly name in the voter registration (his only record by receiving some help from the state) and are almost nomadic “Isidro, an agent of the state with which we went to a community explains. “They are very violent when they drink. The problem is that they do in their parties, the tesginadas and then not remember what they have done,” says the agent.
The tesginada is A basic party to the sense of community of the indigenous Tarahumara. It is where all socialize, agreed between their marriages and bonding are built. “Before the tesgino only drink, an alcoholic drink of fermented corn they produce. Now mix it with very cheap tequilas and selling them adulterated alcohol mestizos. That happened when they reached the road,” says Dr. Barrero. The new world, alcohol and roads white, climb them and rots the bowels.
Indeed, in an area controlled by narco and constant clashes between Crtel Sinaloa , the Crtel of Juarez (the line) and the forces of the Army and the State Prosecutor Jorge Enrique Gonzalez, whose work brega crime has greatly improved the high rates of violence across the state, officials acknowledge that “most of the time we are involved in cases of violence between indigenous. the killings are sometimes very violent,” says a state policemen that accompany us. Recently a guy he had stuck an ax in his head to a family or two other Haban given tens of pualadas to another and then Haban crushed his head with a huge stone. always drunk in a lgubre ceremony that is repeated with milimtrico result: first party, then alcohol, then the dead and then the Cereso 8
Punishment for murder and rape
However, all this violence seems to be emptied outside the walls. The expected violence criminal, more than 97% of prisoners serving a sentence for murder or rape , in contrast to the routine of a jail where the doors of rooms and bathrooms are open 24 hours and punishment cells , disuse, they became a warehouse. “We Never have had to use” admits prison director, Juan Gonzlez Martn Aguirre.
Criminal silences speak on taxes, the screams are heard from the cells, the furtive glances of prisoners or rooms in which it is forbidden to enter. In Guachochi not found that language because there are no dark areas, is in and out of the cells without anyone watch and raramuris, warojios, tepehuanes and Pimas, the four Tarahumara indigenous groups all enclosed, spits its sometimes grisly crimes with a certain innocence. There is nothing violent than your yesterday.
The prisoners practice traditional dances, raramuri fight or tribal table games like 15 or 4. “We talk to them and ask us to keep their traditions. Sometimes, as with traditional wrestling raramuri, almost only practiced in the criminal, “says the director.
Another example of that respect is the medicine cabinet indigenism the clinic. “We herbs and natural treatments that cured them. Some do not accept frmacos chemicals,” points out the manager of the medicine cabinet. “suffer many depressions by the lack of freedom, are people who need to live in nature. Although not ensean their feelings suffer much sadness at being locked” , says the doctor. “At first m being a woman did not speak to me and I never look at the eyes, but have never disrespected me,” the young teacher points out of jail. “I never have seen mourn,” said Mara, a ministerial agent. “Never, not when we go to pick up their corpses among relatives” .
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