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One Year After Nice Attack, Broken Lives And Fears Of Crowds

The French city of Nice was torn apart by the terrorist truck attack that killed 86 and left 458 injured during national holiday festivities. Victims struggle to return to normalcy.

Blind curves along the Nice waterfront
Blind curves along the Nice waterfront
Angélique Négroni

NICE — "We were hit by a truck." This is how 5-year-old Teylan introduces himself as he opens the door of the family's Nice apartment. Last July 14, the family was in the path of the 19-ton truck driven by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in a gruesome terrorist attack along the seaside Promenade des Anglais as Nice celebrated France's national holiday.

Each member of the Rambeloson family of five survived, but the father and two of the children were seriously injured. Adding to the drama was that Tyrian, then just eight months old, had disappeared during the chaotic aftermath of the truck attack that killed 86 and left injured 458 people. As his panicked parents were imagining the worst, the infant was rescued by a passerby.

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The Bogus Concept Of "Carbon-Neutral" Oil

The Colombian president recently said that the country had exported one million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset oil. But in an unregulated carbon market, such a claim is pure greenwashing.

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María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez

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BOGOTÁ - In March this year, various national and corporate leaders met in Houston, Texas, for CERAWeek, an annual conference to discuss the world's energy challenges. Colombia's President Iván Duque took the opportunity to remind participants that his country produced just 0.6% of the world's carbon emissions even as it had raised crude production to one million barrels a day.

He said oil should not be seen as an enemy, since the fight was really against greenhouse gas emissions. He also revealed at the event that the country's national oil firm, Ecopetrol, had sold the Asian market its first million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset crude, consisting of the entire extraction, production and exportation chain.

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