Elections in Peru and Mexico and Other News of the Week

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Person casting a vote in a ballot box with the flags of Peru and Mexico

These are the most relevant news of this week. Photo: LatinAmerican Post

LatinAmerican Post | Editorial Team

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Leer en español: Elecciones en Perú y México y otras noticias de la semana

You must finish the week updated, what happened in Latin America? In the world? In sports? Here we bring you chewed and summarized the most relevant news of this week in terms of politics, the environment and sports.

Peru Defines Its Next President

This weekend Peruvians will go to the polls again to vote for their next president. The second round is between the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori, and Pedro Castillo, a school teacher with a left-wing ideology.

Also read: Peru: Fujimorism vs Socialism of the XXI Century?

Mexico Goes to the Polls to Renew its Assembly

The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will measure his popularity and support of the electorate in the elections to the Assembly. Right in the middle of his term, AMLO hopes to maintain the majority in the legislature that his MORENA party currently controls. However, it will have to face a coalition never before seen between the three traditional Mexican parties: the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the National Action Party and the Democratic Revolution Party.

Ecuador Bets on the Care of Fresh Water

In order to protect the ecosystems that supply the country's fresh and clean water, Ecuador created the Water Funds project . It is an approach in which independent trust administrators invest payments for water service in financial markets. According to the official website of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), "the proceeds are distributed to indigenous groups, municipal authorities, private companies and non-governmental organizations, in order to finance the conservation and management of the watersheds with a focus on natural landscapes. "

This project not only complies with conserving the country's water sources, but also supports and protects the communities that are in charge of conserving them.

UN Asks Countries to Commit to the Restoration of 1 Billion Hectares of Land

On June 3, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in conjunction with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a report warning about the urgency to restore at least 1 billion hectares of land in the next decade. The UN called the attention of the countries to commit themselves to creating programs and generating actions that are in accordance with this goal, because, despite the existence of conservation efforts, it is estimated that we are using 1.6 times more the amount of resources that the natural world can provide us sustainably.

The Copa América will be in a Brazil Devastated by COVID-19

This week Brazil was confirmed as the next last-minute venue for the Copa América. Colombia and Argentina rejected this month to hold the event due to the public health situation and social instability that these nations are experiencing. Despite the fact that Brazil is the third country in the world with the most cases of COVID-19, Bolsonaro received the Cup with open arms. "Since the beginning of the pandemic I have been saying: I'm sorry for the deaths, but we have to live," he said about it. The government opposition has spoken out against the event. "The numbers of the pandemic and the bans on events do not allow President Jair Bolsonaro, deliberately, to decide that a glass of this importance, with selections from ten countries, be held here," clarified Julio Delgado, deputy of the Brazilian socialist party.

Also read: The players who will stand out in the Copa América 2021