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Politicians Talk – Friday 26/08/2022

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LATIN AMERICA

In a statement of support for Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the presidents of Argentina Alberto Fernández; Bolivia, Luis Arce; Colombia, Gustavo Petro; and Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, have condemned as “unjustified judicial persecution” the proceedings against the political leader for alleged irregularities in the awarding of public contracts during her term as president of the country (2007-2015). On August 22, federal prosecutor Diego Luciani requested TOF2 to sentence Fernández de Kirchner to 12 years in prison and bar her from public office.

UK

British Foreign Secretary and Tory leadership candidate Liz Truss told reporters on Thursday that she would look for more ways to support businesses to overcome the energy crisis if elected prime minister. “What I will also do if elected as prime minister is look at business energy costs because it is one of the issues holding back business,” Truss said.

US

President Biden announced on Wednesday student loan relief for borrowers who need it most, the White House said in a statement. “A three-part plan delivers on President Biden’s promise to cancel $10,000 of student debt for low- to middle-income borrowers.”

UN

A joint anti-Russian statement on the conflict in Ukraine, which was released on Wednesday, was supported by  58 United Nations member states, or less than a third of the organization’s 193 members. Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sergey Kislitsa read out the document to journalists at the UN headquarters and named all the states that supported it.