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China And US Reach Tentative Deal On North Korea Sanctions

CNN (USA), REUTERS, AFP, UN PRESS OFFICE

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NEW YORK - The United States and China have struck a tentative deal on a draft UN Security Council sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for the nuclear test it conducted last month.

A deal, the details of which have not been revealed so far, was agreed on late Monday after "tough talks" between the two countries, a UN envoy is quoted as saying by the AFP. It is still unclear whether diplomats will receive a draft resolution at Tuesday’s council session in New York.

"I hope to see a draft tomorrow perhaps, but you know it's up to the Americans," a UN diplomat told Reuters late Monday, while another told AFP: "There won't be a vote on Tuesday, but it could come soon. This is a sign that a draft resolution is about to be handed out."

The UN press office announced that Russia, which holds the presidency of the 15-nation Security Council this month, would conduct closed-door consultations on North Korea in New York on Tuesday morning.

In February, North Korea conducted its third and most powerful nuclear test at a northeastern underground test site, prompting widespread international condemnation, as well as a promise of tough action at the United Nations, CNN recalls.

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The Colonial Spirit And "Soft Racism" Of White Savior Syndrome

Tracing back to Christian colonialism, which was supposed to somehow "civilize" and save the souls of native people, White Savior Syndrome lives on in modern times: from Mother Teresa to Princess Diana and the current First Lady of Colombia, VerĂłnica Alcocer.

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Good intentions are part of the formula

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Sher Herrera

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CARTAGENA — The White Savior Syndrome is a social practice that exploits or economically, politically, symbolically takes advantage of individuals or communities they've racialized, perceiving them as in need of being saved and thus forever indebted and grateful to the white savior.

Although this racist phenomenon has gained more visibility and sparked public debate with the rise of social media, it is actually as old as European colonization itself. It's important to remember that one of Europe's main justifications for subjugating, pillaging and enslaving African and American territories was to bring "civilization and save their souls" through "missions."

Even today, many white supremacists hold onto these ideas. In other words, they believe that we still owe them something.

This white savior phenomenon is a legacy of Christian colonialism, and among its notable figures, we can highlight Saint Peter Claver, known as "the slave of the slaves," Bartolomé de Las Casas, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Princess Diana herself, and even the First Lady of Colombia, Verónica Alcocer.

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