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Sérgio Sant’Anna, Brazilian Master of the Short Story, Dies at 78

Sérgio Sant’Anna, Brazilian Master of the Short Story, Dies at 78

Sérgio Sant’Anna, Brazilian Master of the Short Story, Dies at 78 Sérgio Sant’Anna, Brazilian Master of the Short Story, Dies at 78 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. In one of Sérgio Sant’Anna’s last stories, a goal post narrates an imaginary soccer scrimmage. The main character …

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Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, …

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With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90 With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90 BUENOS AIRES — Days after Argentina canceled all international passenger flights to shield the country from the new coronavirus, Juan Manuel Ballestero began his journey home the only way possible: He stepped aboard his small sailboat …

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Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81

Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81

Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81 Mike East, Who Lowered U.S. Flag in Havana in 1961, Dies at 81 Mr. East had been a guard at the Embassy for nearly two years and had grown to love Cuba. “You thought about the good times, the people you met, the friendships,” he said in …

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Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights TORONTO — He survived Canada’s notoriously abusive schools for Indigenous children and went on to lead his own nation. He battled governments and oil giants over the pollution of his traditional territory, garnering him the praise and admiration of Desmond …

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Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl

Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl

Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Seven Colombian soldiers have been charged in the rape of a 13-year-old Indigenous girl, an announcement that has alarmed many in a nation already grappling with the military’s long record of abuse, including illegal killings and accusations of sexual …

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Canada Reopens, but Little Returns to the Old Ways

Canada Reopens, but Little Returns to the Old Ways

Canada Reopens, but Little Returns to the Old Ways Canada Reopens, but Little Returns to the Old Ways At first it was just another of the petty annoyances that come with owning a car. While I was driving along a back road in southern Ontario, the rubber belt on the car’s engine that drives the generator and water pump snapped, …

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Mexico Police Chief Shot in Possible Assassination Attempt

Mexico Police Chief Shot in Possible Assassination Attempt

Mexico Police Chief Shot in Possible Assassination Attempt Mexico Police Chief Shot in Possible Assassination Attempt Gunmen wounded Mexico City’s chief of police on Friday, and killed two of his bodyguards and a bystander, in a brazen ambush on his vehicle as it traveled through a wealthy neighborhood that is home to ambassadors and business leaders. The police chief, Omar …

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Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67

Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67

Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67 Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Paulinho Paiakan was working for the Brazilian government helping surveyors plot the route of the Trans-Amazon Highway through sometimes hostile Indigenous territory. …

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Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video Prosecutors in Canada said Wednesday that they were dropping charges against an Indigenous leader accused of assaulting a police officer, after a video that showed the officer beating him prompted a national outcry. In a further twist, the police confirmed …

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