Accusation, immigration, Brexit: what 2019 looked like on the charts
For many reasons, 2019 was historic. The United States House accused the president for the third time in history. The most diverse list of Democrats competed to be their party's candidate for the White House. Britain pressed to leave the European Union three years after the voters decided to leave. While it's not the hottest However, the impact of global warming spread throughout the world. And little noticed in the fray: the United States saw more mass murders than it has had in decades. HISTORICAL ACCUSATION In the last weeks of 2019, President Donald Trump was accused by the House in a vote divided in the party lines. He is accused of abusing his power by enlisting Ukraine to investigate a political rival before the 2020 elections. Republicans backed the leader of his party, who frequently tested the limits of civic norms. Trump called the process of witch hunting, a hoax and a farce. DIVERSE SLATE OF DEMOCRATS Four years after the departure of the first black president from the country and a limited loss by the first woman to be the presidential candidate of an important political party, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season has presented the most diverse list of candidates in its history . There are a record number of women and people of color trying to become the next leader in the United States. The diversity of the Democratic primary reflects both the demographic changes in the country and the multicultural electorate of the party, although polls have consistently shown that the four main candidates of the race are all white and mostly older and men. HEAT IN HIGH While 2019 will not end up as the hottest recorded and Arctic sea ice has shrunk slightly less than in the past, it will decrease in many indicators such as a year in which the Earth flirted with heat and record melting. Smaller monthly and daily records were established here and there. When the extension of the Arctic sea ice reached its annual low summer mark, the 2019 minimum was 1.6 million square miles (4.15 million square kilometers), ranking second lowest. The monthly levels of the Arctic in April, July and October reached historical lows. The global average for July of 62.1 degrees was the hottest month recorded, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The records date back to 1880. DEAD YEAR The number of mass murders carried out in the United States in 2019 is one of the largest in history. A database compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University shows that 2019 had the most mass murders since at least the 1970s. In total, there were 41 mass murders, defined when four or more people are killed, excluding the perpetrator. The killings included a trio of massacres in August in El Paso and Odessa, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. More than 210 people were killed in mass murders in 2019. MIGRANT CHILDREN DETAINED Six children died in the custody of the Border Patrol when agents made a record number of child arrests in 2019 amid an increase in Central Americans seeking refuge in the U.S. UU. In total, more than 76,000 children who traveled to the US UU. Without a father they were arrested in the government's fiscal year, which began in October 2018 and ended on September 30. And that excludes the tens of thousands of children who came to the United States with their parents. These migrants are counted as a family unit and not as individuals, so it is difficult to know exactly how many children the Border Patrol stopped this year. The number of unaccompanied minors decreased when the summer ended, and only 3,321 were arrested in November, compared to the height of the crisis in May, when 11,475 children were admitted. BREXIT The British election in December brought a momentous political change. The Conservative Party led by the acting Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, obtained a substantial majority in Parliament in support of his pro-Brexit policy. Johnson campaigned on a three-word promise: Make Brexit done, which won out tired voters of more than three years of parliamentary bargaining that had not approached the country to leave the European Union. The main opposition Labor Party suffered a confusing message about Brexit. Johnson's party was able to win districts that have traditionally been won by Labor, who had their worst performance since 1935. As a result, the newly elected Parliament approved Johnson's Brexit agreement before Christmas, clearing the way for Britain to abandon the EU at the end of January. FLOLOUT OPIOID Throughout 2019, the courts struggled with a legal solution to the opioid crisis that has been linked to more than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. UU. Since 2000. The problem is complex and litigation is difficult to handle, with more than 2,700 lawsuits, mostly from state and local governments. , filed against the manufacturer of OxyContin Purdue Pharma alone. In the midst of the legal dispute, data was published showing that 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills were sent to US pharmacies. UU. From 2006 to 2012. Johnson&johnsonbecamethefirstcompanytobejudgedintheus.uu.foraroleinthecrisis.anoklahomajudgeorderedthecompanytopaythestate$465million.othercompanieswereformedtoavoidtrials.