Indigenous leader Sonia Guajara and Brazilian researchers thulium De Oliveira is part of the list of the 100 most influential people in the world prepared by the American magazine Time, released today. It also includes names like President Vladimir Putin (Russia), Volodymyr Zelensky (Ukraine), Joe Biden (USA), and Millennial Gabriel Borik (Chile).
In a presentation text, Guilherme Bollos, a former candidate for federal deputy for PSOL, recalls that Sonia’s parents could not read and had to leave home at the age of 10 to work.
“Still, she defied statistics and managed to graduate from university. From an early age, she fought the forces that have been trying to root out the roots of her community for more than 500 years,” said activist Writes.
In 2018, Sonia became the first indigenous woman on a presidential ticket in Brazil. In the election, he ran with Guilherme Bollos, who was leading the candidacy. His work at COP26 also led to the creation of a US$1.7 billion fund for indigenous peoples.
“Sonia protested and continues to protest today: against masochism, as a woman and a feminist; against the genocide of indigenous people, as an activist; and against neoliberalism, as a socialist. Brazilians who dream of a country that pays off its debts with the past and finally welcomes the future”, writes Boulos.
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Researcher, director of the Center for Epidemiological Response and Innovation in South Africa thulium De Oliveira appears in the publication with Sikhuli Moyo, Laboratory Director of the Reference Laboratory HIV From Botswana-Harvard.
“They identified and reported on the emergence of the Omicron variant last November. It was a moment of change and a paradigm shift – which to me was a symbol of the belief that excellence in science could originate in Africa”, the journal signed by the virologist stated in the text. John Nkengasong.
“The international response to news of this discovery – which included travel restrictions imposed on African countries by other countries – was complex. It made me reflect on the need for global cooperation and What solidarity should look like”, it says.
“Sikhule and Tulio have the potential that people who will work in public health and genomics. We have not seen the end of their contributions.”
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In a presentation presented by Chile’s President Gabriel Boric, Josep Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, highlighted that the victory in Chile’s presidential elections “represents a change in the guard, but something more important: it marked a change.” The direction of the Chilean economy and possibly the world”.
Stiglitz explains that Boric was able to demonstrate communication skills, empathy and a deep knowledge of Chilean history and culture and, with all this, is “making Chile the laboratory of the world again”.
The article about Russian President Vladimir Putin was written by imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is currently serving nine years in a maximum security penal colony. The column talks about the “duck test”, which means that “if someone looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck”.
Navalny Continues: “The same logic applies to Putin in this case. If someone destroys free media, organizes political assassinations and captures his imperial illusions, he is a madman who lives in the 21st century.” capable of causing bloodshed in the center of Europe.
President Volodymyr Zelensky, who became the face of the Ukrainian resistance against the Russian invasion, also appears on the list of the 100 Most Influential People of the Year.
His description was written by the US President, Joe Biden,
“In Zelensky, the people of Ukraine have leaders worthy of their bravery and resilience,” Biden wrote. “The nations of the free world, inspired by the example of President Zelensky, are more united, more resolute, more resolute than at any time in our recent memory,” he said.
Other leaders making the list are Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and podcaster Joe Rogan.