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US to the one: United States, towards a lifting of anti-Covid vaccine patents?

20:15  06 may  2021
20:15  06 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Les États-Unis rejoignent l’initiative de l’Inde et de l’Afrique du Sud pour pouvoir accélérer la production de vaccin au niveau mondial. © AFP / Nelson Almeida / file The United States joins the initiative of India and South Africa to accelerate global vaccine production.

It is the American representative for commerce, Katherine Tai, who announced it in a statement, says The Hill . "This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the CVIV-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures," she explains. The United States therefore join the initiative of India and South Africa to accelerate global vaccine production, explains the daily. Katherine Tai recalls that the United States is still growing in the protection of intellectual property, but given the current situation, the urgency is to put an end to the epidemic.

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Now is the WTO, the World Trade Organization, to decide, specifies the daily. An ad criticized by pharmaceutical laboratories, but greeted by many countries. "An indispensable decision", even considers the Argentine daily Nacion while the epidemic is wreaking havoc in India and Latin America. In recent weeks the White House weighed the pros and cons, details the daily and finally, it is the common sense that took it away.

Joe Biden has not transferred to the lobbies pressure, considers the Mexican daily Jornada which recalls that more than 170 former leaders and Nobel prices had written to the US President last April to ask for this lifting of patents. An ad that also marks the entry of the United States into the game of vaccine diplomacy, a game in which Moscow and Beijing have a step ahead, explains Jornada.

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Beginning of the discussions to try to put an end to the crisis in Colombia

The tension does not weaken after eight days of events in Colombia. This Wednesday, thousands of Colombians still paraded in the streets of the country with very diverse claims, but only one target: President Ivan Duque. A president who started this Wednesday to meet different actors as part of the national dialogue he wants to put in place and that the protesters claim. Yesterday, civil servants and members of civil society were able to dialogue with Ivan Duque, says Semana .

A first which announces others since the president will still meet representatives of other sectors on Thursday before a very awaited meeting on May 10 with the leaders of this movement and also representatives of the students. Moreover, according to El Espectador , the Colombian Senate Peace Commission asked yesterday to the President to move forward this meeting of May 10 to curb the escalation of violence. A request that remains for the moment unanswered when there is urgency, because the violence continues, which even forced the authorities of the city of Cali said what they call "the manifest emergency".

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This city which is one of the economic lungs of the country, the third most populous city of Colombia, is considered by many as the epicenter of this movement. It is also in Cali that we have the most victims since the beginning of the events. This decision of the municipality will make it possible to facilitate some urgent approaches in response to the violence and destruction detail El Tiempo . According to El Pais , Colombian edition, the manifestations in the Cali region have been infiltrated by militias that would be responsible for attacks against police stations and other public buildings. The on-site situation becomes complicated, explains the daily. After eight days of mobilization, the food starts to miss as evidenced by a video put online by El Pais .

The Venezuelan daily El Nacional will seize the United Nations

the leaders of El Nacional decided to denounce the United Nations the harassment of which this daily is the victim and the fine of thirteen million dollars imposed on him. A record fine that EL NACIONAL must pay to Diosdado Cabello, considered the number of the chaisists, following a defamation trial. A fine that simply would mean the death of this everyday according to these leaders.

A trial and a sentence that only aimed to take control of one of the last independent press organs, esteem Miguel Henrique OTero, the President and Director of the Journal. The latter accounts for the international community to prevent the Nacional to become the property of Diosdado Cabello and announces that it intends to file a file in this direction before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and before the United Nations.

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