Americas

Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season

Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season

Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season MEXICO CITY — Houses with no roofs. Neighborhoods lacking electricity. Residents who fled still in exile. Ten months after Hurricane Dorian pulverized the northern Bahamas, those islands are still struggling to recover, even as this year’s hurricane season begins. But rebuilding, always …

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Sorting Out Canada’s Patchwork of Face Mask Rules

Sorting Out Canada’s Patchwork of Face Mask Rules

Sorting Out Canada’s Patchwork of Face Mask Rules Sorting Out Canada’s Patchwork of Face Mask Rules This year the hordes of visitors that usually flood into Ottawa for Canada Day were absent. A smattering of spectators near Parliament Hill watched as a man preached through a megaphone in a not entirely comprehensible mix of English and French. Nearby, a small …

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26 Killed at Drug Rehab Center in Mexico’s Most Violent State

26 Killed at Drug Rehab Center in Mexico’s Most Violent State

26 Killed at Drug Rehab Center in Mexico’s Most Violent State 26 Killed at Drug Rehab Center in Mexico’s Most Violent State MEXICO CITY — Armed men stormed into a drug rehabilitation facility in central Mexico on Wednesday, killing 26 men and gravely wounding five others, in what the authorities said could be part of a fight over territory between …

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E.L.N. Members Arrested in Police Academy Bombing in Bogota

E.L.N. Members Arrested in Police Academy Bombing in Bogota

E.L.N. Members Arrested in Police Academy Bombing in Bogota E.L.N. Members Arrested in Police Academy Bombing in Bogota BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombian authorities have captured eight members of a left-wing guerrilla group who helped carry out the deadliest attack in years in the capital city, Bogotá, officials said on Thursday. Prosecutors said the people arrested were members of the National …

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5 Caribbean Vacation Destinations Reopening This Summer

The New, Socially Distanced Caribbean

5 Caribbean Vacation Destinations Reopening This Summer 5 Caribbean Vacation Destinations Reopening This Summer The Covid-19 pandemic struck the Caribbean at the height of high season, when snow birds, primarily from the United States, pack the beaches for winter and spring break, and provide the revenue to see resorts and sometimes entire countries through the lull of summer and fall. …

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A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot

A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot

A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot A Lost Dog’s Brief Stint as Brazil’s Presidential Mascot Judging from his Instagram account, Augusto Bolsonaro, a playful Maremma sheepdog, was living his best life. Soon after a guard at the presidential palace in Brazil spotted the friendly white dog roaming the streets last month, he took him in. The pup …

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The New, Socially Distanced Caribbean

The New, Socially Distanced Caribbean

The New, Socially Distanced Caribbean The New, Socially Distanced Caribbean The Covid-19 pandemic struck the Caribbean at the height of high season, when snow birds, primarily from the United States, pack the beaches for winter and spring break, and provide the revenue to see resorts and sometimes entire countries through the lull of summer and fall. But in recent years, …

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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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