DISUM 21-03-2018: Gold, crap art, and risky jobs in Brazil.


1. (Spanish) Venezuela claims it has the fourth biggest gold mine in the World. They promise to manage it as well as their oil industry.


2. A journalist from The Guardian manages to report on the decline of their Great Adversary (Christianity) without gloating.

‘Christianity as default is gone’; the rise of a non-Christian Europe -The Guardian 21.03.2018

The survey of 16- to 29-year-olds found the Czech Republic is the least religious country in Europe, with 91% of that age group saying they have no religious affiliation. Between 70% and 80% of young adults in Estonia, Sweden and the Netherlands also categorize themselves as non-religious.

The most religious country is Poland, where 17% of young adults define themselves as non-religious, followed by Lithuania with 25%.


The two most religious countries, Poland and Lithuania, and the two least religious, the Czech Republic and Estonia, are post-communist states.


“The new default setting is ‘no religion’, and the few who are religious see themselves as swimming against the tide,” he said.

“In 20 or 30 years’ time, mainstream churches will be smaller, but the few people left will be highly committed.”


3. Brazilian Museum decides to sell piece of crap to rise money to survive, nobody complains.

(spanish) Museum will sell a Jackson Pollock

Museo venderá un Pollock para garantizar sustento
N.16 by Jackson Pollock (1950)


4. Mancracy wins again.

Man Wins Gender Discrimination Lawsuit After Job Given To Woman Instead of Him – The Dailywire 21.03.2018

A court in Austria has ruled in favor of a man who claimed he was discriminated against for his gender when the company he worked for gave a managerial position to a woman instead of him.


Bures, though, said there was no discrimination. She said the appointment was “carried out according to the procedure prescribed by law,” but added that a long history of “mass underrepresentation of women” did play a role in her decision to appoint a woman.

“I hope the current decision doesn’t call into the question the principle of encouraging the promotion of women,” she said.


5. Africans manage to show pride and unity without emulating or referencing Wakanda. 

Eighty per cent African countries sign up for AfCFTA – The New Times 21.03.2018

Fifty Africans countries have signed at least one of the three proposed legal instruments which are set to open the borders to make the continent the largest trading bloc in the world.

It was a historic moment on Tuesday as leaders from 44 of the 55 African Union member states appended their signatures on the Continental Free Trade area (AfCFTA) agreement.

According to Mahamat, the agreement goes beyond opening borders for business but gives Africans a sense of belonging.

“It is important that Africans stop being foreigners on their own continent while others freely circulate there,” he said.



6. Old-school political selection process still at work in Brazil

Rio Registers Highest Number of Murdered Politicians in Brazil – The Rio Times 21.03.2018

According to study done by Unirio’s political scientists, 79 candidates to Brazil’s executive and legislative powers were executed between 2000 and 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro is the most dangerous for Brazilian politicians, having registered thirteen murders from 2000 to 2016 according to data released yesterday, March 19th. The report is the result of a study by researchers from UNIRIO, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (State of Rio de Janeiro’s Federal University).

“Two factors are related to the murders in Brazilian politics. One is the presence of the organized crime; the other is the conflict between the powerful elites, which is addressed through violence,” explains Borba to media outlet O Globo.

The study shows that, from the 79 murdered candidates in Brazil, from 2000 to 2016, 63 were running for a city council, six for mayor and three for deputy mayor – making up in 91 percent of the cases. The other 9 percent correspond to four state deputies and three federal deputies.

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