Connect with us

World News

Venezuelan Migrants Offering Essential Labor in South America



1614106397 social scaled

SOCORRO, Colombia—Espresso grower Oscar Gamboa more and more depends on a brand new supply of labor for his harvest within the steep hills of northern Colombia: bedraggled and hungry refugees escaping Venezuela’s financial collapse.

Many Colombians within the space don’t need to do the backbreaking work, or have moved to huge cities. So whereas Venezuelan migrants are typically unfairly maligned as vagrants and thieves right here and in different South American nations, they’re making important financial contributions throughout the area, based on the Worldwide Financial Fund, coverage teams, Colombia’s central financial institution and occasional producers like Mr. Gamboa.

“We espresso growers are thanking god for the migrants,” stated Mr. Gamboa, noting that about one-third of his 85 espresso pickers come from neighboring Venezuela.

Fleeing meals shortages and unemployment again house, almost 2 million of the 5.four million Venezuelan who’ve fled their nation since 2015 have settled in Colombia. Lots of of hundreds have taken jobs many Colombians keep away from—from harvesting espresso to choosing potatoes within the frigid Andes. The newcomers have additionally based myriad small companies.

To assist them safe taxpaying employment in addition to healthcare and education, the Colombian authorities this month unveiled a program to legalize almost the entire nation’s approximate 1 million undocumented Venezuelans, a transfer that received reward from the Biden administration, Pope Francis and the United Nations.


De Blasio rips Cuomo over his ‘apology’ amid intercourse harassment scandal


on  scaled

​Taking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to process for his flippant response to the sexual harassment allegations leveled towards him by two former staffers, Mayor Invoice de Blasio on Monday mentioned the newest scandal isn’t any laughing matter and Cuomo’s description of “simply kidding round” was not an apology.

“On prime of it, he’s saying, ‘Oh, I used to be joking round.’ Sexual harassment’s not humorous! Who the hell tries to clarify that by saying I used to be simply joking round. That even additional confirms a mindset from a complete different time that we’ve got left behind,” the mayor mentioned throughout an interview on the Sizzling 97 radio present.​ ​

“There could also be extra tales prefer it, and everybody ought to come ahead, as a result of we’ve obtained to know the reality. … You can not deal with anybody this fashion. … It’ can’t be laughed off, it will probably’t be swept underneath the rug.”

De Blasio mentioned he was “sickened” when he noticed the allegations from the 2 girls.

​​”I​t sickened me. It sickened me, the considered a robust man attempting to make the most of his energy, intimidate a younger girl​,” Hizzoner mentioned, including that if the claims are true, Cuomo “was treating her like she was his property. It’s simply disgusting, creepy.”

De Blasio has slammed Andrew Cuomo for this string of sexual harassment allegations.
De Blasio has slammed Andrew Cuomo for this string of sexual harassment allegations.
Matthew McDermott

D​e Blasio, who has usually clashed with Cuomo, was requested if he personally witnessed the governor bullying aides.

“I’ve seen him not within the sense of sexual harassment, I’ve seen him be abusive in a manner that will not be accepted by anybody else in management towards folks round him​,” the mayor mentioned. 

​De Blasio mentioned he desires to see a “thorough, quick investigation” into the claims, and thanked the 2 girls for making their claims public.

“The 2 girls who’ve come ahead did an incredible service to everybody. It’s not simple. I really feel for them. It’s very powerful to be in that highlight. By coming ahead, they’re saying you’ll be able to’t settle for this. They’re additionally defending the following girl or subsequent person who it might occur to​,” he mentioned.​

The governor launched a press release on Sunday attempting to clarify away the allegations, characterizing his ​feedback as “jokes.”

“At work typically I feel I’m being playful and make jokes that I feel are humorous. I do, from time to time, tease folks in what I feel is an effective natured manner,” Cuomo mentioned in a ready assertion.

“I now perceive that my interactions could have been insensitive or too private and that a few of my feedback, given my place, made others really feel in methods I by no means supposed,” he added. “I acknowledge a number of the issues I’ve mentioned have been misinterpreted as an undesirable flirtation. To the extent anybody felt that manner, I’m actually sorry.”

Cuomo’s assertion was launched a day after former staffer Charlotte Bennett, 25, mentioned the 63-year-old governor requested about her intercourse life and informed her that he was open to having a relationship with girls of their 20s, a remark that made her really feel like he “needed to sleep” together with her.

Her allegations adopted claims from one other former staffer, Lindsey Boylan, accusing the governor of kissing her on the lips and attempting to get her to play “strip poker.”

Because the allegations mounted, so did requires an unbiased assessment of the 2 girls’s claims. 

On Sunday, Cuomo’s particular counsel and senior adviser Beth Garvey lastly relented and mentioned state Legal professional Common Letitia James would launch an investigation.

“The Governor’s workplace desires an intensive and unbiased assessment that’s above reproach and past political interference,” Garvey mentioned in a press release. “Subsequently, the Governor’s workplace has requested Legal professional Common Tish James to pick out a certified personal lawyer to do an unbiased assessment of allegations of sexual harassment.”

In the meantime, a video exhibiting Cuomo difficult a feminine journalist to “eat the entire sausage” in entrance of him on the 2016 New York State Truthful resurfaced on social media — and a former New York journalist claims the “damaging” harassment and “private assaults” she confronted from Cuomo’s administration was one of many causes that led her to give up her job..

Continue Reading


Woman Gaga canine walker speaks out in first publish since taking pictures


on  scaled

Woman Gaga’s canine walker, who was shot whereas out for a stroll with the star’s French bulldogs in Los Angeles, penned an emotional social media publish Monday morning describing the ambush.

“four days in the past, whereas a automotive sped away and blood poured from my gun shot wound, an angel trotted over and laid subsequent to me. My panicked screams calmed as I checked out her, although it registered that the blood pooling round her tiny physique was my very own,” Ryan Fischer, 39, wrote on Instagram, referencing Gaga’s pooch, Miss Asia, who escaped the dognapping. 

“I cradled Asia as finest I might, thanked her for all of the unbelievable adventures we’d been on collectively, apologized that I couldn’t defend her brothers, after which resolved that I’d nonetheless attempt to save them… and myself. Hopeful that my calm(ish) and forceful pleas for the urgency of my care in addition to the targeted descriptions of the canines can be sufficient to assist me and get sufficient police and media consideration to search out the boys, I seemed backed at my guardian angel. I smiled at her shaking kind, grateful that a minimum of she can be okay.”

Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer apologized to her dog, Miss Asia for not being able to "defend her brothers."
Woman Gaga’s canine walker, Ryan Fischer apologized to her canine, Miss Asia for not having the ability to “defend her brothers.”

Fischer was shot final Wednesday evening simply earlier than 10 pm whereas taking Gaga’s Frenchies, Gustav, Koji and Miss Asia, out for a stroll in West Hollywood. Two thugs ambushed him and tried to steal the pups. When Fischer put up a combat, they shot him within the chest, stole Gustav and Koji and sped off. 

Ryan Fischer was walking Lady Gaga's dogs Koji, Miss Asia, and Gustavo when he was attacked.
Ryan Fischer was strolling Woman Gaga’s canines Koji, Miss Asia, and Gustavo when he was attacked.

Over the weekend, a girl returned the 2 canines nevertheless it’s nonetheless unclear if she was linked to the dognappers. 

Ryan Fischer was shot just before 10 pm on February 25, 2021.
Ryan Fischer was shot simply earlier than 10 pm on February 25, 2021.

Fischer was briefly within the ICU however will make a full restoration.

Lady Gaga offered a $500,000 reward after her dogs were taken.
Woman Gaga supplied a $500,000 reward after her canines had been taken.

Continue Reading


Two NYC girls arrested aboard American Airways flight


on  scaled

Two Bronx girls brought on an American Airways flight to divert as a result of their “disturbing and unacceptable” habits — together with spitting at a passenger who requested them to cease utilizing racial slurs, based on reviews.

Kelly Pichardo, 30, and Leeza Rodriguez, 29, have been aboard Flight 776 from Dallas-Fort Value to Los Angeles on Wednesday when a male passenger requested them to cease utilizing the offensive language in dialog, CBS DFW reported.

Pichardo allegedly spat on the man, who then started recording them, stated Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune after the aircraft diverted to the Arizona metropolis’s Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport.

Rodriguez was additionally accused of hanging the person on the hand to cease him from recording, Fortune stated.

“Upon arrival, the flight was met by native legislation enforcement who eliminated and arrested two people for verbally and bodily assaulting different clients and flight crew members,” American Airways rep Derek Partitions instructed The Submit in an e-mail.

“Their habits was disturbing and unacceptable, they usually have been positioned on the interior refuse checklist pending additional investigation. We proceed to analyze this incident and are working straight with impacted clients to make sure their well-being,” the airline stated.

Rodriguez was also accused of striking the man on the hand to stop him from recording.
Rodriguez was additionally accused of hanging the person on the hand to cease him from recording.
Alex Tai/SOPA Photos/LightRocket by way of Getty Photos

“We thank our crewmembers for his or her professionalism in managing a tough state of affairs,” it added.

Rodriguez was charged with assault and disorderly conduct, whereas Pichardo faces a cost of disorderly conduct, based on the information outlet.

The flight continued on to Los Angeles later and arrived with out additional incident.

Continue Reading