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Rains in Chile Destroy 85 percent of desert microorganisms

Atacama desert. (Photo of A. Duarte / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0) CHILE: Over the last three years, the Atacama…

CHILE: Over the last three years, the Atacama desert has recorded rain that had not passed over 500 years before and caused a great destruction in up to 85 percent of its microbial life . Researchers from the center of astrobiology, superior scientific advice and the National Institute of Aerospace Technique discovered that, contrary to other parts of the world, the presence of water has not contributed to the development of life in Atacama. Water caused a huge loss of microbial species inhabiting these sites before precipitation.

The Atacama Desert is the driest and oldest desert in the world. The mass eradication of these native microbial species occurred due to the unusual water levels in the region. Microorganisms could not adapt to the sudden floods and died of excess water.

The study and its results are a scientific discovery that enables further research on microorganisms behavior in extremely dry places like Mars, an hyperdriven planet once perpetrated disastrous floods .



MEXICO: CEO Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday that Mexico will hold another public referendum later this month. Like the previous referendum on the $ 1

3 billion airport project in Mexico City, this referendum will also be related to a transport project: one rail link connecting tourist attractions over five states in the Yucatán Peninsula, costs between $ 6 billion and $ 8 billion. The public will vote for the project and nine other proposed programs, including the construction of an oil refinery, 24 November.

MEXICO: The body of a 14 year old girl was found yesterday inside a deserted suitcase in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco neighborhood. Agents confirmed that the girl was Ingrid Alison, who had been reported missing on Monday night. Reports from the law firm’s office found that the cause of death was suffocation. Before finding her, residents found bloody blankets 400 meters from the suitcase.


PUERTO RICO : The United States Congress announced that President Donald Trump did not want more aid to Puerto Rico claiming that the archipelago “does not need it and probably will not spend it , “insisting that Portuguese officials have abused helper assistance to pay off unpaid debts. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto reacted strongly to Trump’s comments describing Trump’s behavior as “patán” and pointing out that FEMA relief is a right for Portuguese citizens, as it is part of the insurance paid in mortgages.

VINCENT AND GRENADINES : St. Vincent and the Grenadines announced that it is on the brink of being the leading global manufacturer of certified medical marijuana . The southern Caribbean nation also predicts to approve legislation later this month to endure stricter regulatory guidelines.


GUYANA: Yesterday, The Caribbean Court ruled an 1893 Guyanese law prohibiting people from cross-linking generally as unreachable . The case arose after four transgender Guyanese individuals were arrested, imprisoned and fined in February 2009. CCJ ruled in favor of the complainants and explained that “secularism is one of the cornerstones on which the Republic of Guyana rests.”


COLOMBIA: Colombia opened its first camp for immigrants from Venezuela when the number of people fleeing the economically stuck country rises. The creation of the camp, transformed from a football stadium in Bogotá, resigned from protests in the area from residents who said they feared violence and disease. Colombia has received more Venezuelan immigrants than any other country; More than 1 million Venezuelans now live there. COLOMBIA: About 450 members of resident groups in Colombia arrived in Bogotá earlier this week to demand that the government comply with the peace agreement of 2017 and protect them from violence. Sketched in the humanitarian agreement were pledges to remove land minor territories for indigenous communities, terminate forced recruitment of domestic children and address the compulsive displacement of communities. The group in Bogotá claims that little progress has been made on these promises.


PARAGUAY: Laura Casuso The lawyer of the Brazilian drug king Jarvis Chimenes Pavão, was arrested by hired killer and killed in Paraguay last Monday, the authorities said. Paraguayan Interior Minister Juan Ernesto Villamayor said yesterday that authorities did not rule out any theories about his murder. Casuso also represented Marcelo Pinheiro, also known as “Piloto”, the alleged leader of the Brazilian crime group Comando Vermelho.

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