Monday, January 23, 2017

The marches, Mexico and NAFTA, Lopez-Rivera and other stories

Guest:  Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog..........the Trump inauguration and the women marches.......President Pena-Nieto to meet with President Trump this month....a plane crash in Brazil....the Lopez-Rivera commutation..........and other stories...    
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Week 1: Trump reverses an Obama abortion executive order!

This is good news, specially if you believe that abortion is wrong.    

President Trump reversed one of President Obama's most odious executive orders on abortion:    
President Trump on Monday reversed the Obama administration's 2009 decision that let the money flow. The decision means nonprofits abroad will have to end patient counseling in which abortion is mentioned or forgo U.S. dollars.
The rule is known as the “Mexico City policy” by its supporters and the “global gag rule” by its foes. It was first instituted by President Ronald Reagan during a conference in Mexico City in 1984.     
Elections have consequences.    Hillary Clinton would not have signed this order.

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Brazil just gets More Interesting Every Week


Like a good “telenovela”, this week’s episode about Brazil couldn’t be more interesting.
We learned that Supreme Court justice Teori Zavascki, was killed in a plane crash, as the New York Times reports:
The federal police have begun an investigation that will be closely watched across Brazil, given Justice Zavascki’s influence in Brazil’s legal system.
Justice Zavascki, who had kept a low public profile since being named to the 11-member court in 2012, was responsible for some of the boldest moves in Brazil’s judiciary in recent years, earning him a reputation as a judge prepared to curb abuses by influential lawmakers and business leaders.
In 2015, Justice Zavascki ordered the arrest and imprisonment of DelcĂ­dio do Amaral, a sitting senator from the leftist Workers’ Party, which was in power at the time. And in 2016, he ousted the speaker of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, who had orchestrated the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
Large portions of Brazil’s political establishment are on edge over revelations of bribery by Odebrecht, the construction giant that was one of the largest contractors for Petrobras, the government-controlled oil company. Justice Zavascki was overseeing the ratification of Odebrecht’s plea deal, in which dozens of Brazilian politicians are accused of receiving funds from the company, and some prominent figures suggested that the plane crash could have been a result of foul play.
We don’t know what caused the crash. It may have been a mechanical problem and nothing more than that. We may recall a recent story of another plane crash involving a popular soccer team from Brazil.
So let’s wait for the final report.    
Nevertheless, it will lead many to suspect foul play, such as a political assassination.
Justice Zavascki had a great reputation for honesty and was taking on some pretty big political figures. It is only inevitable that people will be very cynical about the whole tragedy.
So what happens next in this country? I don’t know but I promise that next week’s episode will be as dramatic as the last few.
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