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Overlooked No More: Jovita Idár, Who Promoted Rights of Mexican-Americans and Women

Overlooked No More: Jovita Idár, Who Promoted Rights of Mexican-Americans and Women

Overlooked No More: Jovita Idár, Who Promoted Rights of Mexican-Americans and Women Overlooked No More: Jovita Idár, Who Promoted Rights of Mexican-Americans and Women This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This latest installment is one of many ways The New York Times is …

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Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions

Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions

Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions Colombians, the office said, must “stop the aggression and the extreme polarization that could bring new scenes of violence. To the crisis created by the pandemic of Covid-19, we cannot add a pandemic of hate that clouds the future, threatens democracy and submerges us in a new night …

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After a Lull, the Number of Migrants Trying to Enter the U.S. Has Soared

After a Lull, the Number of Migrants Trying to Enter the U.S. Has Soared

After a Lull, the Number of Migrants Trying to Enter the U.S. Has Soared After a Lull, the Number of Migrants Trying to Enter the U.S. Has Soared The shelter’s population reflected the recent shifts in the migratory flow. Last year, during the peak of the migration crisis, as many as 200 migrants slept there a night, most hoping to …

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‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says

‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says

‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says ‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says TORONTO — Black and Indigenous employees say they were disparaged. Female employees say they were sexually harassed. Guides say their managers instructed them to block off an exhibit on same-sex marriage during tours for religious schools. All this …

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Colombian Ex-President Faces Possible Detention Amid Fraud Inquiry

Colombian Ex-President Faces Possible Detention Amid Fraud Inquiry

Colombian Ex-President Faces Possible Detention Amid Fraud Inquiry Colombian Ex-President Faces Possible Detention Amid Fraud Inquiry BOGOTÁ, Colombia — President Iván Duque of Colombia attacked his own judicial system on Tuesday for pursuing his mentor, the former president Álvaro Uribe, who faces possible detention amid an investigation of fraud and bribery. Mr. Duque’s statements came after Mr. Uribe lamented being …

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The Caribbean Dilemma – The New York Times

The Caribbean Dilemma - The New York Times

The Caribbean Dilemma – The New York Times The Caribbean Dilemma – The New York Times The tourist industry itself trained Americans to think of the Caribbean as “sun, sand and sea,” and to think of the diverse islands as interchangeable, Mr. Mignott said. Other than the sea they share, the islands are different, each with a unique geological and …

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Bernaldina José Pedro, Repository of Indigenous Culture, Dies at 75

Bernaldina José Pedro, Repository of Indigenous Culture, Dies at 75

Bernaldina José Pedro, Repository of Indigenous Culture, Dies at 75 Bernaldina José Pedro, Repository of Indigenous Culture, Dies at 75 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Bernaldina José Pedro possessed a wealth of knowledge about the songs, dances, crafts, medicines and prayers of the Macuxi Indigenous …

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Mexico Seizes Crime Boss El Marro, Under Pressure to Cut Violence

Mexico Seizes Crime Boss El Marro, Under Pressure to Cut Violence

Mexico Seizes Crime Boss El Marro, Under Pressure to Cut Violence Mexico Seizes Crime Boss El Marro, Under Pressure to Cut Violence MEXICO CITY — The Mexican federal authorities captured José Antonio Yépez, the criminal boss known as El Marro, on Sunday, landing a major blow against a cartel whose struggle for control helped spur record violence in the midst …

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Less Sex, More Viewers: Pandemic Boosts Mexico’s Flagging Telenovelas

Less Sex, More Viewers: Pandemic Boosts Mexico’s Flagging Telenovelas

Less Sex, More Viewers: Pandemic Boosts Mexico’s Flagging Telenovelas Less Sex, More Viewers: Pandemic Boosts Mexico’s Flagging Telenovelas MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s love affair with melodrama was over. After decades of reigning supreme over prime time slots, telenovelas, the country’s iconic soap operas, were losing viewers. Industry executives declared them obsolete, too corny and simplistic to compete with higher-brow, higher-budget …

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Víctor Víctor, Known for the Hit ‘Mesita de Noche,’ Dies at 71

Víctor Víctor, Known for the Hit ‘Mesita de Noche,’ Dies at 71

Víctor Víctor, Known for the Hit ‘Mesita de Noche,’ Dies at 71 Víctor Víctor, Known for the Hit ‘Mesita de Noche,’ Dies at 71 He studied medicine at the Universidad Pedro Henríquez Ureña, but transferred to the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo to take up psychology, according to his cousin, Panchy Cantisano. He never graduated, Ms. Cantisano said, because he …

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