On November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly announced the revocation of a reform of the agricultural market against which thousands of farmers had been protesting for about a year. The reform, approved in September 2020, introduced a liberalization of the agricultural market contested by small producers. Thousands of peasants had been encamped on the outskirts of New Delhi since last November.
On November 18, the Belarusian government transferred the migrants who had been stranded for days at the border between the two countries to a logistics center in the area. On the same day, four hundred Iraqi Kurdish migrants were repatriated to Iraq on a flight made available by the Baghdad authorities. Warsaw and Brussels accuse Minsk of bringing migrants to the country and then pushing them to the European Union in response to sanctions against Aleksandr Lukashenko’s regime.
The ruling military junta restored the internet connection on November 18 for the first time since the coup at the end of October. Meanwhile, demonstrations to demand the restitution of power to civilians continue in Khartoum and other cities in the country. At least thirty-nine people, including five boys, have died so far in the crackdown. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has asked the regime to authorize peaceful demonstrations.
On November 18, Houthi rebels claimed they had lost 14,700 fighters in a five-month battle for control of the strategic city of Marib in the center of the country. Most died in air strikes conducted by the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition, which supports government forces. The Houthis have controlled the capital Sana’a since 2014.
On November 18 Ellen Biben, a New York State Supreme Court Justice, exonerated two of the three men convicted of the 1965 murder of Malcolm X, leader of the African American struggle. Biben accepted an appeal filed by Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance and the association The innocence project, which fights against judicial errors, according to which the FBI and the police withheld evidence that would have proved the innocence of Muhammad Aziz, who today is 83 years old, and of Khalil Islam, who died in 2009.
According to a report by the National Space Research Institute (INPE) presented on November 18, 13,235 square kilometers of forest were destroyed in the Brazilian Amazon from August 2020 to July 2021, a 22 percent increase over the previous twelve months. . It is the highest figure from 2005-2006 (14,286 square kilometers).