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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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EPL clubs keen to finish season by June 30 despite COVID-19 crisis

first_imgA growing number of Premier League clubs will today push for the season to be finished by June 30. Chiefs from the 20 sides will hold a video conference for the latest coronavirus crisis talks — including the first official discussions of a definitive end-date being put in place. Premier League players are threatening legal action over a proposed pay cut Some clubs fear a delayed campaign into July could lead to legal mayhem over player contracts, with the only alternative being to declare the season null and void. One insider said: “Clubs are starting to take the view that if we go beyond June 30 – when player contracts end – we will be in chaos territory. “Fifa say clubs and players have the ability to extend contracts but there is nothing hard and fast legally to make that happen. “Everybody wants to see the season played out, of course we do. Liverpool fans will be praying they can enjoy winning the Premier League this seasonAdvertisement “But how do you demand that players who are actually out of contract, who might be considering moves to teams they are going to be playing against, give everything? “You can’t. If the games aren’t finished by the end of June the sporting integrity of the competition could go out of the window.” There is a split between the clubs who believe that every step must be taken to play out the campaign to its conclusion and a growing number who argue the timetable makes that impossible. Any discussion of terminating the season would be met with fierce push-back from League bosses and some clubs, especially table-topping Liverpool who could be denied their first championship crown since 1990. The Premier League season is still under suspension due to COVID-19 Read Also: Osimhen dreams Premier League move, consults Ighalo So far boardroom voices in favour of writing off the season have been dismissed as a minority view, with the majority of clubs concerned about the financial hit if broadcasters demand their cash back. Prem bosses have modelled detailed scenarios which envisage a resumption behind closed doors from a number of starting points in June, July and even August. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img Loading… last_img read more