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The 5 Things You Should Know This April 16

Who wants to be the next Milei in Latin America? Spain is evaluating a possible regularization of migrants. Drinking water rationing continues in Bogotá. Here’s what you need to know to start the day. First the truth.

1. The US seeks to avoid escalation after the Iran attack. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that the country has spent the last 36 hours coordinating a diplomatic response to try to avoid an escalation following Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel this weekend.

2. Who wants to be the next Milei in Latin America? Libertarian parties in Argentina’s neighbors are optimistic that the ideas of freedom can reach more people and take power, similar to what happened in Argentina.

3. Spain evaluates a possible regularization of migrants. The Congress of Deputies of Spain approved a bill to carry out an extraordinary regularization of foreigners in Spain, potentially benefiting nearly half a million people.

4. Drinking water rationing continues in Bogotá

The rationing of drinking water in Bogotá continues due to low water levels in reservoirs, aiming to save 2,000 liters of water per second.

5. Another stabbing in Sydney

Several people were stabbed during a church service in Sydney, including a bishop, just two days after a mass stabbing in a busy shopping center.

At coffee time

“Rust” gunsmith sentenced to 18 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter

Hannah Gutiérrez Reed, the gunsmith from the film “Rust” found guilty of involuntary manslaughter last March, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Will Smith surprises at Coachella with performance of “Men in Black”

Will Smith performed his 1997 hit “Men in Black” at Coachella during J Balvin’s set.

The before and after of the Notre Dame Cathedral: this is how the reconstruction is going

Five years after the fire that destroyed much of the Notre Dame cathedral, the reconstruction progress is showcased.

Coral reefs are bleaching. That’s bad news

Coral reefs are experiencing mass bleaching due to record ocean heat, potentially becoming the worst whitewashing period in history.

iPhone sales are falling. This is the reason

Apple’s smartphone sales fell 10% in the last quarter as sales in China decreased drastically.

The figure of the day


Nearly a third of large U.S. companies are exploring changes to work schedules, such as workweeks four days or four and a half days, according to a KPMG survey.

The quote of the day

“We have done a thorough review of the organization and have made the difficult decision to reduce our staff by more than 10% globally”

Elon Musk wrote in an email to Tesla employees announcing layoffs affecting more than 10% of the global workforce.

And to finish…

What was the most difficult thing for astronaut Frank Rubio after spending 371 days in space?

Frank Rubio, an American astronaut of Salvadoran descent, made history by spending 371 days on the International Space Station. Rubio visited El Salvador to motivate young people to achieve their goals.

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