Calendário Geopolítico da Semana 22 Dezembro 2014
Começa hoje a construção do Canal da Nicarágua, uma alternativa ao Canal do Panamá, que vai ampliar as transações comerciais entre os oceanos Pacífico e Atlântico e, sobretudo, as relações entre a China e os países da América Central e América do Sul. Pequim é, por várias ordens de razões o maior interessado na concretização deste canal, ou não fosse a executora e concessionária do mesmo a empresa chinesa Wang Jing.
Geopolitical Calendar: Week of Dec. 22, 2014
- Dec. 23: The Greek Parliament will begin a second round of elections to select the president, after the first round failed.
- Dec. 28: Croatia will hold its presidential election.
FORMER SOVIET UNION
- Dec. 22: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Ukraine.
- Dec. 23: The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will meet in Moscow.
- Dec. 23: The Collective Security Treaty Organization will meet in Moscow.
- Dec. 22: The U.N. Security Council will hold its first meeting on North Korea’s human rights record.
- Dec. 22-23: China will hold the Central Rural Work Conference, its annual agricultural policy meeting.
- Dec. 23: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit China.
- Dec. 27: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet will approve a 3.4 trillion-yen (28.5 billion-dollar) economic stimulus package.
- Dec. 22: The Future of Energy conference will be held in New Delhi.
- Dec. 22: Nepal will host a mission from the International Civil Aviation Organization regional office in Thailand to upgrade air safety measures.
- Dec. 18-23: Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid will visit India.
- Dec. 23: Officials will declare the results of the state assembly elections in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
- Dec. 23: The winter session of the Indian Parliament will end.
- Dec. 23-24: Sri Lanka will hold postal voting for its presidential election.
- Dec. 24: Global mobile phone component manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group will shut down operations in India.
- Dec. 26: International election monitors will arrive in Colombo to observe the upcoming presidential election in Sri Lanka.
- Dec. 27: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Bangladesh.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
- Dec. 22: The Egyptian Port Said Criminal Court will hear the defense’s case for the Port Said massacre retrial.
- Dec. 22-25: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit China.
- Dec. 24: The Libyan Congress will transfer power to a newly elected legislature on the condition that the new constitution is drafted and ratified by referendum before the new legislature meets.
- Dec. 25: The U.N. Security Council will reach its deadline to draft a resolution that sets a November 2016 deadline for Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
- Unspecified date: Colombia’s central bank will decide whether to continue buying dollars to mitigate Colombian peso volatility.
- Unspecified date: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will announce measures to defend the economy.
- Dec 22: Construction of Nicaragua’s canal will begin.
- Dec 22: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will continue announcing new ministers.
- Dec 27: Pluspetrol’s oil workers in Peru will strike.
- Dec. 22: South Sudanese government and rebel representatives will resume formal negotiations in Addis Ababa.
- Dec. 23: The Somali Parliament will endorse newly nominated Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.