A series of events dominated the news in 2022: wars, vaccines, protests, allegations. In short, there was no shortage of news. The first quarter was marked mainly by the 20th anniversary of the Euro, now a reason for serious reflection, and the beginning of a war, the outcome of which remains uncertain. In the second quarter, scientific and archaeological discoveries were at the top of the news. The third quarter brought the fall of the Italian government, opening the door to a new and promising beginning with the installation of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. In the fourth and last quarter, the highlight was the controversial elections in Brazil and the troubled start of a new administration that has collapsed the hope for the recovery of the Brazilian economy already underway with the term of Jair Messias Bolsonaro.
Take a look at what was featured in the media over the last year.
Two decades of Euro
Two decades of Euro: It was 2002 and Italy changed its currency
Twenty years have passed
It was January 1st, 2002, when the euro was introduced in 12 countries of the European Union. Slowly, in Italy, during the first three months of that new year, the new currency shared space and prices with the old lira…
[n/t] The lira became the national currency on Sunday, August 24, 1862, that is, 160 years ago.
One hundred years ago, on March 5, one of the greatest protagonists of the 20th century was born. Rebellious and courageous, always at a crossroads of his time. (Photograph by Vittorio La Verde, 1965) Pier Paolo Pasolini - Bologna March 5, 1922 / Rome November 2, 1975.
[n/t] A controversial filmmaker, Pasolini made a significant contribution to the world of cinema. Among his award-winning films are 'The Decameron' (1971), 'Oedipus Rex' (1967), and 'The Gospel According to St. Matthew' (1964), considered by the American newspaper “The Guardian” one of the best art-house films of all time.
Traducitalia was first published in April 2012, and a decade has passed since then. Those years were just the beginning, and I dare say the best is yet to come. We have a long life ahead of us, and it's not about being the best, it's about being better than you were yesterday.
First picture of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole revealed
The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has released the first picture of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, and it’s just as predicted
For the first time, scientists have taken a picture of the black hole at the center of our galaxy. This is the second image of a black hole ever created.
The image was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of observatories around the world operating as a single enormous radio telescope. In 2017, EHT observed two supermassive black holes: the one in the Milky Way, which is called Sagittarius A* or Sgr A*, and the one at the center of…
30,000-Year-Old Baby Mammoth Found Almost Perfectly Preserved in Canadian Gold Fields
A gold miner found a mummified baby woolly mammoth in the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Traditional Territory in Yukon, Canada.
According to a press release from the local government, the female baby mammoth has been named Nun cho ga by the First Nation Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in elders, which translates to “big baby animal” in the Hän language.
The end of the Draghi government. What happened and why
From the first cracks in the majority to the no-confidence vote in the Senate to speculation about the dates of the next elections
The fall of Draghi
It's over. “Irrevocable resignation.” Mario Draghi took to the Colle in the morning after a brief speech in the House: “I am going to the Quirinale to communicate my decisions.”
Yesterday, the end of the government had been formalized in the Senate. It was President Casellati who declared the result of the vote of no-confidence: “Present 192, voting 133, in favor 95, against 38.” The government of national unity no longer exists.
Once upon a time in Venice… This is the 90th anniversary of the oldest film festival.
Its story is like a novel and covers almost a century of history. Between cult films, iconic stars, legendary scandals and bets for the future.
Imagine an evening at the seaside, ladies in long dresses and men in respectable clothes in the front row, gazes directed at the big screen placed on the terrace of the Excelsior, a Belle époque style hotel with its extravagant domes on Venice's Lido beach, a pioneer site of elite tourism. It was very hot, say the chronicles, on August 6, 1932, ninety years ago, the night the International Art Film Festival was born…
The foundation of the University of Padua dates back to 1222, when a group of students moved from Bologna to Padua in search of greater autonomy and independence. Thus, already in the 13th century, Padua began welcoming students speaking different languages and coming from different cultures, from all over Europe, referred to as Nations. (...) Padua was a place where one could study and teach independently, even relative to one's faith. Let us recall Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642), who, shortly before dying in his confinement in Arcetri, expressed intense nostalgia for Padua. He remembered the unique sense of freedom while in Padua as “the best eighteen years of my entire life”.
The planet reached the milestone about a year later than expected because of the Covid-19 pandemic
The Earth is now home to eight billion people, the United Nations said, because people are living longer and fertility rates have surged in some countries.
The U.N.’s population division calculated that the global population reached eight billion on Tuesday. The milestone came about a year later than expected because of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Patrick Gerland, the chief of population estimates and projections for the U.N.’s population division. The pandemic slowed global birthrates and killed millions of people.
Bolsonaro admin closes 2022 with a R$ 54 billion surplus
Bolsonaro's government left an undeniable legacy and closed 2022 with a surplus of R$ 54.086 billion
After eight years with negative results, the Federal Government - National Treasury, Social Security and the Central Bank - closed 2022 with a primary surplus of R$ 54.086 billion. The numbers were released by the National Treasury.
Among the many positive achievements of Jair Bolsonaro's government in 2022, there are:
Inflation rate among the 6 lowest of the G20 - 5.79%, even lower than the USA (6.5%) and Italy (11.6%).
Extreme Poverty had the biggest drop among Latin America countries, with a drop of 3.5% in one year.
The Unemployment Rate fell to 8.1%, the lowest level in 7 years. In the four years that President Jair Bolsonaro has been in office, a little more than 4 million new formal jobs have been created in Brazil.
The Brazilian economy grew by 3.1%, surpassing China's 3%. According to the IMF, in 42 years, this is the first time that the Brazilian performance is above the Chinese performance. Brazil's economic expansion in 2022 also surpassed that of countries such as France (2.6%), the United States (2%), and Germany (1.9%).
The public sector registered a surplus of R$ 126 billion in 2022, the best result in 11 years.
The Real was the currency that was valued the most in 2022, sustaining a valuation of 19.40%. The survey was carried out by Bloomberg.