Selection of the AFP newsroom of May 11, 2022

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Redistribution of several reports, approaches and exclusive articles published during the week and considered especially interesting and original.

VIENNA:

Russia continues to persecute Chechens in Europe, 20 years after the war

Its capital, Grozny, suffered the same fate as the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, devastated by Russian bombs. Twenty years later, Chechen refugees in Europe continue to live in fear of Moscow.

By Blaise GAUQUELIN

(Chechnya Russia conflict refugees extradition Austria Ukraine rights, Research, 1,800 words)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

Medellin Colombia:

Drug trafficking and consumption skyrocket in Pablo Escobar’s birthplace

Three decades ago the obese and shot body of Pablo Escobar was left on a roof in Medellín. Drug trafficking continued without him and today, in his cradle, markets for flavored cocaine, drugs and ketamine-based hallucinogens abound.

By Juan Sebastian SERRANO

(Colombia drug trafficking, Report, 900 words)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

GODE, Ethiopia:

Worst drought ‘ever’ shatters lives of Ethiopian nomads

Hardly a drop of rain in 18 months. In Hargududo, a village in Ethiopia’s Somali region, residents show AFP the dry carcasses of goats, cows or donkeys, scattered just beyond the thatched-roof huts.

By Aymeric VINCENOT

(Ethiopia climate livestock drought agriculture, Special Report, 1,150 words)

PHOTOS, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHICS

GIJON, Spain:

The Ukrainians who returned as refugees to Spain, the place of their childhood vacations

When he had to flee the war, the Pavlosky family headed for Spain. The choice was easy: since the Chernobyl catastrophe, many Ukrainians retain close ties to this country where they spent their holidays with host families who have reopened their doors to them.

By Marie GIFFARD

(Spain Ukraine Russia refugee conflict, Report, 900 words)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

Rio de Janeiro Brazil:

Fear persists in Jacarezinho, a year after the worst massacre in Rio

One year after the deadliest police operation in the history of Rio de Janeiro, the Jacarezinho favela still lives in fear, as part of an occupation by law enforcement to “reconquer the territory.”

By Louis GENOT

(Brazil welfare urbanism police violence, Report, 700 words)

PHOTOS, VIDEO

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