Since 2006, the March for Diversity illuminates every year the most important avenue in Montevideo with a 'comparsa' of thousands of people who dance, celebrate and shout slogans in favor of policies for the rights of the LGBT community. In this year's edition, held on Friday, many marched with yellow and red handkerchiefs, colors chosen by the movements of activists in favor of the so-called trans law, which is under discussion in the Uruguayan Parliament. Diplomatic figures such as the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada participated in this march with their own posters and slogans.
Brazil’s Workers Party candidate, Fernando Haddad, would defeat far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in an expected runoff vote in next month’s election, a Datafolha poll showed on Friday. In a simulated runoff vote, the poll found Haddad would get 45% voter support, beating Bolsonaro with 39%, with the rest of those asked saying they were undecided or would annul their ballot. Voting is compulsory in Brazil.
The remains of two more Argentine conscripts who lost their lives during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict and are buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands have been identified, according to the Human Rights Secretariat Office in Buenos Aires. This brings the total number of identified soldiers, previously only marked as “Argentine soldier, only known to God”, to 99.
This year the World Heart Federation (WHF) is raising awareness of an increasingly important CVD risk factor: air pollution. World Heart Day takes place this Saturday. The latest scientific evidence by Nature warns that exposure to nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter air pollution is clearly linked to CVD mortality. Poor air quality is also ranked as the 4th cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) – one lost year of ‘healthy life’ – according to latest Global Burden of Disease study .
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences.
The President of Chile Sebastián Piñera called on the international community to increase efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela. Piñera made the statement during a visit to the Organization of American States headquarters in Washington.
The British government says it would back a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup in the UK and Ireland. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland are considering putting forward a proposal to stage the tournament.
Taunts being made against Theresa May and “routine attacks” on her leadership by some Tory MPs are “completely unacceptable”, Sir John Major has said. The ex-PM called those challenging Mrs May “inexperienced”, adding that he felt “even more closely drawn” to her when he looked at the alternatives.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit Chile in November and December to attend the activities organized to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Chilean Navy. The Princess Royal will travel in the company of her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.