• GOOD PRACTICES

    Taiwan, Singapore and S. Korea: virus is contained not personal freedom

    Totalitarian China is increasingly referred to as an example for how to contain the coronavirus epidemic.  While wanting to remain a democratic country, Italy is nevertheless is trying to imitate the Chinese. Never mind that China is a highly questionable model, it is not the only Asian nation to have effectively tackled the epidemic. Other Asian countries, such as Taiwan (Democratic China) and Singapore have managed to stymie further infections. Meanwhile South Korea, one of the hardest hit countries, has managed to slow down outbreaks like, if not more than, China. Yet, none of these governments have used totalitarian methods nor have they have blocked entire regions or entire economic sectors as is happening in Italy.

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    • SPAIN

    The government wants money the Church receives from its citizens

    The more the Church is attacked, the more support it receives from its citizens. This is the case in Spain where 32.32% of recent tax returns showed contributions made to the Catholic Church for a total of 284 million euros. This record amount has proven intolerable to Sánchez-Iglesias’s socialist-communist government, now resorting to the Court of Auditors to cast suspicion on the Church’s funds received from taxpayers.

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    • THE STUDY

    Coronavirus statistics, food for thought

    The Coronavirus cases in Europe have moved the focus away from China, but the news coming from there is interesting: outside Hubei province, the Covid-19 epidemic is in a downward phase. The study by a scientific journal confirms the mortality rate (about 2% of those infected), which increases with age and the presence of chronic diseases, and is more lethal for males (2.8% vs 1.7% of females) and smokers.

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    • THE OTHER EMERGENCY

    Africa spared by COVID-19, but floored by locusts

    So far only one recorded case of Chinese flu in the Black Continent. But the locust invasions in many countries are cause for serious concern. The locusts are destroying the crops and the people are responding by eating the locusts. But it's a mistake because they're contaminated with pesticides.

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    • CORONAVIRUS

    Exercise prudence, not panic

    Semi-deserted streets, cafes closed, supermarkets taken by storm, canceled public and private meetings: there is now the Coronavirus panic. But the reality of the facts does not justify this hysteria. The epidemic is very limited and there is currently no prediction of an uncontrollable spread. Being cautious and avoiding unnecessary risks is an obligation, but widespread panic is also a sign of widespread personal fragility.

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    • EPIDEMICS AND POLITICS

    The real problem with the coronavirus is the Chinese regime

    Xi Jinping has made a Maoist-style announcement of a “war of the people” against the coronavirus, in order to impress international public opinion. The Chinese authorities are now declaring that the contagion can be spread through paper money: the material of science fiction novels. The door has been opened for the communist party to use brutal means of repression against the people, along with other devices. Does the West really have no objection?

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    • TERRORISM

    This is Why Jihad is Winning in Africa

    For the last two months there has been an increase in Islamist attacks in Africa, despite 18 years of military efforts, including Western intervention, to defeat the terrorists. At fault is poor governance, corruption, and tribalism that all hinder the development of Africa. The United States has given up and has abandoned the continent.

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    • WHITE HOUSE

    Presidential Elections 2020, Trump gambles on life

    The historic participation in the March for Life in Washington last January 24, (the first president in history), Donald Trump not only confirms his commitment to life, already evident in many government acts, but he puts the fight against abortion at the centre of the next election campaign.

    • THE MEGXIT CASE

    After the Altar, the Throne. The sad decline of Royalty

    Harry and Meghan’s farewell from the Royal Family reveals that the English Monarchy is drawing closer to its ignominious end. The decline of the role of the Throne follows the decline of the role of the Altar and is a consequence of religious disorientation.

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    • JIHADISM IN EUROPE

    From Charlie Hebdo to today: terrorism evolves and festers

    Five years ago in Paris, the attack took place that killed 17 people and inaugurated the season of ISIS jihadist massacres. Today there are fewer casualties, but by making stabbing the preferred technique, it is easier to strike and maintain a war that is becoming endless.

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    • THE IRAQ-IRAN-US CRISIS

    Can the killing of Soleimani be morally justified? It depends

    • THE TURNING POINT

    EU does not trust the new Spanish Red Government

    In his thirst for power Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has tightened his deadly alliance not only with the leftist party Podemos, the European version of Castro-Chavez populism, but also with the most extreme Spanish secessionist movements. The Prime Minister has seen his political stock decline in Brussels. The program presented by the Socialists and Podemos is a shift in an unparalleled obscurantist direction.

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