The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts Tuesday for causing George Floyd’s death, a jury verdict that could send the disgraced former Minneapolis police officer to prison for the rest of his life.

#justiceforgeorgefloyd #FuckThePolice #KillerCops

Cuba has a new leader and it’s not a Castro

Miguel Díaz-Canel President of Cuba waits to address the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York September 26, 2018. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

He enjoys singing, apparently, even if he’s out of tune. He’s a fan of classic rock. He’s a tech geek. And he’s a grandfather who loves to spoil his grandchildren. Only one question was left unanswered: what will he do now that he controls the levers of power in the Cuban state?

#Cuba #cubalibre #LatinAmerica

Here’s What’s Happening in the World’s Worst-Affected COVID-19 Hotspot

Since mid-March, India has seen a sudden sharp rise in Covid19 cases, culminating in 200,000 cases on April 14—a first in the country since the outbreak. 

#India #COVID #asia

‘Plastic Pollution Is a Social Justice Issue,’ New Report Warns

“Plastic pollution is a social justice issue,” report coauthor and Azul founder and executive director Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš said in a press release. “Current efforts, limited to managing and decreasing plastic pollution, are inadequate to address the whole scope of problems plastic creates, especially the disparate impacts on communities affected by the harmful effects of plastic at every point from production to waste.”

#EarthDay2021 #EarthDay #plasticpollution

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