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El gráfico muestra una selección de sucesos clave ocurridos durante 2023 y personas que estuvieron bajo la mirada púlica. Pueden hallarse otros eventos y sucesos en la basse de datos de GN Un día como hoy en la historia (ver Menú).


Reseña de eventos noticiosos selectos en 2023

By Tony Mullins

January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 - Entre las noticias más importantes en 2023 están la guerra de Israel contra Hamas en Gaza, desatada por los ataques brutales del 7 de octubre, y una serie de sucesos climáticos catastróficos atribuidos al menos en parte a cambio climático.

A brief ceasefire allowed the release of some Israeli hostages from Gaza in November but fierce fighting resumed in December.

The war in Ukraine ground on, with the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam near Kherson a notable catastrophe. A brief mutiny against Moscow by Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner Group was soon called off, but Prigozhin and other senior Wagner Group figures were killed in a plane crash in October.

The earthquake in southern Turkey and northern Syria was the worst natural disaster in Turkey’s history. Morocco and Afghanistan also experienced severe earthquakes later in the year.

Climate-related disasters included Storm Daniel, a severe “medicane” that ravaged central Greece before bringing torrential rainfall to Libya, where the collapse of two dams led to devastation in the city of Derna. In southern Africa Cyclone Freddy wreaked havoc over a period of five weeks, and the worst wildfires in Canada’s history destroyed around 4% of its entire forest area, with air quality severely affected as far south as New York and beyond.

In the United States Donald Trump became the first former President to face a criminal trial, and Kevin McCarthy became the first Speaker of the House of Representatives to be ousted from office.

Far-right politicans won elections in Argentina and the Netherlands, and in Africa the leaders of Niger and Gabon were ousted in military coups.

On a more positive note, singers Beyoncé and Taylor Swift continued to dominate the music scene, “Barbenheimer” delighted summer cinemagoers, the coronation of King Charles III took place, India successfully landed a spacecraft near the south pole of the moon, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission returned samples of the asteroid Bennu to Earth.

PUBLISHED: 21/12/2023; STORY: Julie Mullins