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Brazilian Cultural Parade and Festival

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  PHOTOS – New York, USA, August 30 2014 – Lavagem da Rua 46 or Cleansing of 46th street. The Cleaning of 46th street is a Brazilian tradition and marks the beginning  of the Brazilian Day Festival. This year, the Brazil Week NYC will honor women who made or are making a difference in Brazil’s history and society. Under the theme “Women with Power”, the event will hold two cultural exhibitions, “Women with Power” and Women with Axé”, shedding light on the Brazilian woman’s struggle for equal rights. The two events will display a photo exhibition and the latter will [Read More]

Samantha Power on the Downing of an UNMISS Helicopter in South Sudan

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Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the August 26 downing of a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) helicopter outside Bentiu, in northern South Sudan. Of the four Russian crew members on board, three were killed and one was injured. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and to the Russian Federation, which for several years has provided invaluable helicopters and personnel to UNMISS, without which peacekeepers would struggle to move around an extremely challenging conflict area. We welcome the UN’s announcement that it will conduct a full investigation, and call on [Read More]

Vitaly Churkin confirmed convoy had reached Lugansk

Aug 22, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

United Nations, August 22 2014 Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin today confirmed that the first trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy had reached the city of Lugansk. Churkin told reporters in New York that it had “became clear” that Ukrainians were “procrastinating” and border “kept saying that they had no orders to allow the entry of that humanitarian convoy into the Ukrainian territory.” He said that given the “pressing need for human assistance” and the fact that some of the goods were perishable, “a decision was taken” and “the convoy departed.” In an exchange with Voice of America correspondent Margaret Besheer [Read More]

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