Sunday, August 14

📩 NEWSLETTER | summer of tests


We are getting into July, that month where the news seems to be lacking, we relax and then it always gets messy. Hello!

where does the day go

summer of tests

Government action is a ship that some presidents try to sail like a sailboat, watching the waves come and analyzing the wind, taking advantage of the force of the elements to gain speed or rectify the course. My nautical knowledge does not give much metaphor, but I think you understand me. Pedro Sánchez applies variable geometry to ideology as well and, after the elections in Andalusia and the embarrassment of NATO, he is preparing a new readjustment to return to that slogan: “We are the left”. It will unfurl candles in the debate on the State of the Nation scheduled for next week. In his sights are now the electricity companies in particular and the great economic powers in general. Your coalition partners they ask him to also change the message on immigrationamong other matters.

This month of July looks like a dress rehearsal for the 2023 pre-campaign. Feijóo is playing with matches, to see if it works for him. With all his apparent restraint and State profiling, he and his spokespersons are suggesting that the elections in Spain are rigged by the PSOE. A very irresponsible tactic and based on totally false facts that the PP knows are false. Very Trump.

  • real explanations. Meanwhile, what the Spaniards do feel is rigged is the impunity of Juan Carlos I. According to the elDiario.es survey, more than 60% of citizens believe that the emeritus should be held accountable and apologize for the business that he hid from the Treasury. A majority also calls for more transparency from the monarchy. This graph divides the question by party on whether you think King Felipe should be more demanding with Juan Carlos I when it comes to giving explanations.

four day work week

Perhaps in the midst of an inflation crisis that threatens to unleash a recession, it does not sound very realistic to start dreaming of four-day weekly workdays. Or maybe it’s just time to open the melon. today on the podcast, we deal with the tricks and nuances that the debate hides and we talk with people who already enjoy this initiative. Are we going to a future where we work from Monday to Thursday? Are politicians taking it seriously for the first time? Are companies ready?


don’t miss it

  • White House. We are still in Morocco, trying to find out more about the deaths of dozens of immigrants on the border with Melilla. our special envoy has had to go to a suburb of Casablanca600 kilometers from Melilla, to find the wounded from that jump, transferred there by force by Morocco to get rid of the problem.
  • The Higgs boson. Today in elDiario.es we have come very high with the tenth anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, a converted particle in media phenomenon and part of popular culture, even if we didn’t understand what they were talking about.
  • Memory. They are interesting these reflections From an experienced Moscow-based investigative journalist, Catherine Belton, on the Ukraine war: “We are now paying the price for the economic ties that Germany and the UK built with Putin.”
  • shooting in copenhagen. There are At least three dead and three seriously injured after a 22-year-old man opened fire in a shopping center in the Danish capital. The author is detained and his motivations are being investigated.
  • And we interviewed the musician Andrés Calamaro: “It’s a bit tiring that artists are judgmental and explain the world to us.”

things i didn’t know



  • He did not know that the car with which Joe Biden moves in each country he visits he travels in a Boeing C17 Globemaster III, a military plane that fits not only that limousine but also the rest of the entourage, a caravan of 50 more vehicles. The car is called The Beast. The gates are electrified.
  • He did not know that the White House moves to the lectern for Biden wherever he goes. here explains the journalist Juan Carlos Vélez who always use the same type of microphone, since Richard Nixon, although with customizations: George Bush Jr. had to have an anti-shock mount so that the knocking could not be heard that Bush gave the lectern all the time with his hand.

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Tomorrow we read again.

A hug,

Juanlu.

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