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Brazilian Defense Minister Warns about Multiple Perceptions in the Continent

first_img The creation of an Inter-American defense system is threatened by the existing “multiple perceptions” in the continent, Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim told AFP on October 8. The official added that cooperation must be based on “new premises.” “We can cooperate on issues of health, defense, and natural disasters, always with the intervention of civil authorities. However, the idea of an Inter-American defense system, first conceived after World War II, has no connection with today’s multi-polar world, threatened by several dangers, and where there is not even an homogeneous continent,” he indicated. “We think that we should move away from considering an Inter-American defense system, while we should approach defense cooperation mechanisms between countries in the Americas, for which there is an urgent need,” explained Amorim, who participated in discussions during the 10th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas on October 8, hours before returning to his country. The effectiveness of the Inter-American defense system was one of the main issues discussed at the conference – in which 29 out of 34 countries participated . Amorim highlighted that his country’s priorities are the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the South American Defense Council. The official stated that Brazil’s and other regional countries’ main defense concerns have to do more with natural resources, such as the capacity for food production, and main water and energy reserves, than external threats from countries. However, he said, international terrorism, illegal immigration and the proliferation of weapons, are not an issue for the region. Brazil’s current defense minister and former minister of foreign relations said that he considered unlikely the approval of an initiative promoted by Chile and supported by the United States to create a coordination mechanism for humanitarian assistance in natural disasters. “There might be progress in understanding how to cooperate in natural disasters, without creating a unique and unified system,” he said. “We can also keep moving forward in peacekeeping cooperation alternatives, without forgetting that United Nations and the Security Council are the rightful institutions to approve the initiatives,” he concluded. It is important to consider that there are different perceptions, besides that it is very difficult to achieve similar perceptions. However, a great effort should be always done to get a general agreement, respecting the different and supreme countries’ interests. Hobert By Dialogo October 10, 2012last_img read more

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Confirmed:Race for final Premier League slot starts on Sunday

first_imgThe competition for the final Premier League slot will kick off on Sunday as four Division One teams push for promotion.The Division One League Board on Wednesday confirmed the new match dates and venues as the competition will be played within six days.Just one qualifying spot remains to be filled as Berekum Arsenals, B.A. United, Real Tamale United and Wa African United begins the play-offs this weekend in Zone I.Already qualified for the Premier League are Great Olympics and Feyenoord.Zone I FixturesMatch-day-1: Sunday 27 July  Arsenals v B.A. Utd – Cape CoastWa African Utd v RTU – EssiponMatch-day-2: Wednesday 30 July B.A. Utd v RTU – Cape CoastArsenals v Wa African Utd – EssiponMatch-day-3: Saturday 1 August RTU v Arsenals – Cape CoastWa African Utd v B.A. Utd – Essiponlast_img read more

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Have you already signed up for Vucko Trail?

first_imgAn increasing number of citizens of BiH choose running or hiking as their favourite type of recreation. Vucko Trail is a great challenge for many people, both experienced runners and recreators, because it represents a unique race through the most beautiful parts of Bjelasnica Mountain and Visocica Mountain.The third consecutive Vucko Trail will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018. This year competitors of Vucko Trail will be able to participate in three races, and organizers noted that the 15 kilometers race is an ideal opportunity for those who want to try the trail for the first time.“Vucko Trail will be held on June 23, on three trails that are 15, 39 and 60 kilometers long. Trails that are 39 and 60 kilometers long are ITRA point trails, which means that those who participate in them will receive points of the World Trail organization. The race on 60 kilometers is the qualification race for the largest and most famous world race – Ultra Trail to Mont Blanc,” stated Dalvin Kadiric, the president of the association Zeljeznicar, which is organizing this event.Vucko Trail is a great experience for all competitors. Besides the sporting and competitive aspects, it is also a great opportunity for socializing and enjoying the beauty of nature, which is usually not the case with classic running.You can get some more details about the Vucko Trail on this LINK.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more