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Friday, December 17, 2021

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FRONT PAGE

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AMN-INM USA-CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON – Democrats take another blow in their attempts to allow millions of migrants to temporarily remain in the United States, something that has long been a priority for the party, immigration activists and progressive sectors. This is a painful setback for activists who hoped to leverage Democratic control in the White House and the House of Representatives to see progress on the issue, which has been elusive in Congress for decades. By Alan Fram. 920 words. AP Photo. SENT.

MUN-GEN CORONAVIRUS-CHRISTMAS

LONDON – Travel restrictions imposed to curb the transmission of the omicron variant of the coronavirus hit the already beleaguered travel and tourism industry, heralding a bleak Europe amid the crucial Christmas holiday season. By Kelvin Chan and Danica Kirka. 440 words. AP Photo. SENT.

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-CORONAVIRUS-ARGENTINA BOLIVIA: Argentina will donate one million doses of AstraZeneca to Bolivia.

-CORONAVIRUS-RUSSIA-VACCINE: Studies found on the efficacy of the Russian vaccine against the omicron variant.

EUR-GEN OTAN-RUSSIA

MOSCOW – Russia publishes its draft security pacts demanding that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet bloc countries and withdraw its forces from central and eastern Europe, bold claims that the United States and its allies have already rejected. . By Vladimir Isachenkov and Lorne Cook. 670 words. SENT.

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AMN-GEN WAS NOT REAL

MEXICO CITY – This week misinformation on social media revolved around the anti-corruption strategy of Joe Biden, Mexican politics and television host Ninel Conde. Here are the facts: a judge did not decide definitively on an agreement that shields works in Mexico. An audio on an alleged threat from Conde to a journalist has not been leaked. The Mexican army did not take control of the National Electoral Institute. Biden did not copy the Mexican president’s strategy against corruption. Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, did not say that López Obrador is the most honest politician in Mexico. By Marcos Martínez Chacón, Rafael Cabrera and Abril Mulato. 2,204 words. AP Photo. SENT.

AFGHAN REP-INM IN THE ALPS

CLAVIERE, Italy – When the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August, some Afghans decided to escape and took tough journeys of thousands of kilometers to Europe. Ali Rezaie’s five-country odyssey has taken him to the Alps, where he moves in knee-deep snow to avoid border guards. By John Leicester and Daniel Cole. 1,110 words. AP Photo. SENT.

REP-GEN DAD-BIRTHDAY

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis celebrates his 85th birthday, an even more striking milestone given the coronavirus pandemic, the intestinal surgery he underwent in the summer, and the weight of history: his predecessor retired at his age and the last pope who lived the longest was Leo XIII, a century ago. By Nicole Windfield. 1,030 words. AP Photo. SENT.

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

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AMS-GEN CHILE-ELECTIONS

SANTIAGO – Chileans face the closest and most polarized presidential election in decades on Sunday, in which they will have to choose between the leftist Gabriel Boric and the far-right José Antonio Kast. Whoever wins will become the first president who does not belong to a traditional party and whose parliamentary bloc will be the smallest since the return of democracy in 1990. By Eva Vergara. 904 words. AP Photo. SENT.

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-CHILE-ELECTIONS BORIC: Former student leader is running for the presidency of Chile.

AMS-ECO ARGENTINA-BUDGET

BUENOS AIRES – The Argentine government does not achieve approval in the Chamber of Deputies of the budget project for 2022, considered key in the framework of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund to refinance a debt of about 44,000 million dollars. 531 words. SENT.

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U.S

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REP-GEN CORONAVIRUS-USA-MILITARY-VACCINES

WASHINGTON – The armed forces in the United States have already begun to apply disciplinary measures and casualties against soldiers who have refused to receive vaccines against the coronavirus. There are up to 20,000 soldiers at risk of being discharged. By Lolita C. Baldor. 1,045 words. AP Photo. SENT.

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WORLD

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ASI-GEN JAPAN-FIRE

TOKYO – A fire that spread from a mental clinic on the fourth floor of a building of eight in downtown Osaka causes 24 deaths. The police are investigating it as arson and homicide. By Chisato Tanaka and Mary Yamaguchi. 440 words. AP Photo. SENT.

ASI-CLI ASIA-TORMENTA

MANILA – A powerful typhoon that struck the central Philippines causes at least 12 deaths in massive floods that leave people trapped on rooftops and damage buildings such as a hotel and an airport. Power outages complicate damage assessment. By Jim Gomez. 680 words. AP Photo. SENT.

ONU-GEN ONU-ETIOPÍA-DDHH

GENEVA – Despite Ethiopia’s objections, the UN’s main human rights body approves the creation of a team of experts to increase vigilance on individual guarantees in the devastating war between Ethiopian government forces and fighters from the region of Tigray. By Jamey Keaten. 520 words. AP Photo. SENT.

ASI-GEN NORKOREA-ANNIVERSARY

SEOUL – North Korea marks the 10th anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il with calls for greater public loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un, who is trying to lift the country out of mounting difficulties stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. By Hyung-Jin Kim. 500 words. AP Photo. SENT.

EUR-GEN AUSTRIA-ASSISTED SUICIDE

BERLIN – The Austrian Parliament passes a law that will allow people with chronic or terminal illnesses to express their right to die in strictly defined circumstances. The law was necessary because a federal court last year repealed a clause in the penal code that prohibited all kinds of help to people who decide to kill themselves. 210 words. SENT.

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SPORTS

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DEP-FUT CORONAVIRUS-LEAGUE FIRST

LONDON – Premier League club coaches will meet on Monday to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened, causing in advance the postponement of half of the weekend’s games and the confinement of various league stars. Manchester City strategist Pep Guardiola could join the growing list of quarantines after the inconclusive result of a COVID-19 test led to the cancellation of his press conference on Friday. 450 words. AP Photo.

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SHOWS AND CULTURE

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ESP-GEN 2021-AP REVELATION ARTISTS-RAUW ALEJANDRO

LOS ANGELES – After winning his first Latin Grammy and being nominated for a Grammy, as well as going on a successful post-pandemic tour and having one of the most listened to songs with “Todo de ti,” Rauw Alejandro can safely say that 2021 has It has been an exceptional year in his meteoric career. “I had like five songs in the top 50, it was crazy,” said the singer and rapper. “We did 65 shows in the United States, Central America, Spain and the Caribbean.” He also packed the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico four times, something very special for him, since he was at home. By Marcela Isaza. 815 words. AP Photo. SENT.

ESP-GEN 2021-AP ARTISTS REVELATION-SYDNEY SWEENEY

LOS ANGELES – In just a few short years, Sydney Sweeney has built a reputation for portraying young adult characters who mask deep emotion with cool detachment, in series ranging from “The White Lotus” to “Sharp Objects,” where she is a partner. Amy Adams’ room in a psychiatric facility and “Euphoria.” By Amanda Myers. 950 words. AP Photo.

ESP-CIN A CHRISTMAS NOT SO FATHER

MEXICO CITY – Apparently, Don Servando’s bad temper and rudeness did not scare away Benny Ibarra and Jacky Bracamontes, who said yes to a sequel to the comedy film “Un padre not tan padre,” starring Héctor Bonilla. “A Christmas not so cool” opens in Mexico next Tuesday. By Berenice Bautista. 750 words. AP Photo.

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