In the news: relief after the conviction of the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery
Travis McMichael, accused of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, at the Brunswick courthouse, in the US state of Georgia, November 23, 2021. POOL GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP
Text by: Marie Normand Follow
On Wednesday, November 24, three white Americans were convicted of the
murder of African-American jogger Ahmaud Arbery
. For the
, it was not only a relief, but a real "
" after weeks of worry. The family feared the defense would succeed in influencing a predominantly white jury. The defense lawyer went so far as to describe
the victim's "
" to justify the reaction of her clients, the newspaper recalls.
in New York, it is "
a lesson to an America accustomed to jump by reflex on erroneous political conclusions
after recognizing the act of "
Kyle Rittenhouse as an act of self-defense
, another jury rightly rejected baseless claims of self-defense." And just days after some advocates and politicians declared the US judicial system incapable of delivering justice in a racially-charged case (...) the same system convicted three white men for the murder of a black man
”. What "to
restore confidence in the judicial system
", adds the
A murder that looks like a "
And now ?
That's the question asked by the
Savannah Morning News
The newspaper recalls that the three condemned can and probably will appeal.
believes in any case that "
justice is done
", but recalls that
"the murder of Arbery was almost hushed up by the authorities in Georgia.
The three men remained at large for several weeks, and the prosecutors initially in charge of the case maintained that the shooting did not constitute a real crime
”, before the publication of a video which caused the stir and led to these arrests .
"The task of achieving racial equality remains unfinished as long as there are corners of society where an Ahmaud Arbery can be killed
for no other reason than that of the color of his skin
A murder which according to the newspaper has all the characteristics of a "
New wave of arrests in Nicaragua
In Nicaragua, a new critical voice was arrested three days ago.
This is Edgar Parrales, former representative of Nicaragua to the Organization of American States (OAS).
This 79-year-old political scientist, a former Sandinista, is used to giving his opinion without hiding his identity.
he is the oldest inmate of this wave of imprisonment which began 181 days ago.
Chile: campaign team of a candidate attacked
Direction Chile, now, where the campaign for the second round of the presidential election, on December 19, is launched.
The Chilean press made its front page on the incidents which punctuated, on Wednesday, a trip by the far-right candidate José Antonio Kast, who came first in the first round.
Her press officer [a pregnant woman] was pushed around and one of her top advisers was spit on,
The candidate had to leave this campaign activity in the south of Santiago, "
under the insults and cries
escorted by the police
Eggs were thrown at his car.
José Antonio Kast considers that everything was "
His opponent called for dialogue and rejected this aggression, described as "
3,200 humanitarian visas granted
In Mexico, the National Institute of Migration grants more than 3,200 humanitarian visas to migrants who are currently crossing its territory. This new caravan of migrants is currently in Veracruz, according to
. The newspaper specifies that this visa allows them "
to access a job, to move around the country without any problem
" and to continue their asylum application process. Another caravan made up of Haitians will leave Tapachula on Friday, in the south of the country, on the border with Guatemala, explains the same newspaper. He specifies that 40,000 people from Haiti have already applied for asylum in Mexico and are awaiting a response from the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees.
, the United States "
will begin to re-implement former President Donald Trump's Migrant Protection Protocol, better known as Stay in Mexico in the cities of San Diego. , Brownsville and El Paso, which respectively border Tijuana, Matamoros and Ciudad Juárez ”.
This protocol obliges migrants "
to remain on Mexican territory while the American authorities study their asylum requests
". The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas judge in August. Yet, notes
“Mexico has not yet accepted the conditions ordered by the Supreme Court.
The effectiveness of the policy will therefore depend on Mexico's willingness to accept returned migrants
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