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El Salvador’s Millennial President Promised New Era. Then Came the Crackdown.

El Salvador’s Millennial President Promised New Era. Then Came the Crackdown.

El Salvador’s Millennial President Promised New Era. Then Came the Crackdown. El Salvador’s Millennial President Promised New Era. Then Came the Crackdown. MEXICO CITY — Salvadorans took a gamble when they elected Nayib Bukele president: He was a political outsider, a millennial who had run his campaign largely over social media and offered few concrete details about how he would …

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Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion

Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion

Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion Venezuela Claims 2 Americans Were Captured in Failed Invasion President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela said on Monday that two United States citizens were among 13 “terrorists” captured by the authorities in connection with what officials have called a failed plot to invade the country and topple his government. In a state …

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Coronavirus Brings Migrant Labor to a Near Halt

Coronavirus Brings Migrant Labor to a Near Halt

Coronavirus Brings Migrant Labor to a Near Halt Coronavirus Brings Migrant Labor to a Near Halt MEXICO CITY — A migrant shelter in southern Mexico called La 72 has for years been a popular way station for those traveling from Central America to the United States. Last year it received a record number of visitors, sometimes sheltering more than 2000 …

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Caught Between Worlds? For Elizabeth Acevedo, It’s a Familiar Feeling

Caught Between Worlds? For Elizabeth Acevedo, It’s a Familiar Feeling

Caught Between Worlds? For Elizabeth Acevedo, It’s a Familiar Feeling Caught Between Worlds? For Elizabeth Acevedo, It’s a Familiar Feeling Two months after 9/11, an American Airlines flight bound for the Dominican Republic crashed in Queens, N.Y. It was largely overshadowed by the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack, but it shook New York City’s close-knit Dominican community. All …

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Venezuelan Officials Claim to Have Stopped an Armed Invasion

Venezuelan Officials Claim to Have Stopped an Armed Invasion

Venezuelan Officials Claim to Have Stopped an Armed Invasion Venezuelan Officials Claim to Have Stopped an Armed Invasion CARACAS — The Venezuelan government said security forces foiled an armed incursion Sunday morning near the capital, Caracas, killing eight men and capturing the remaining two. Néstor Reverol, the interior minister, said the group of “mercenary terrorists” had come from Colombia by …

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Bolsonaro Fights for Survival, Turning to Empowered Military Elders

Bolsonaro Fights for Survival, Turning to Empowered Military Elders

Bolsonaro Fights for Survival, Turning to Empowered Military Elders Bolsonaro Fights for Survival, Turning to Empowered Military Elders RIO DE JANEIRO — Jair Bolsonaro ascended to Brazil’s presidency with a sweeping set of promises, like cutting out the rot of corruption, firing up the economy and doing away with the country’s notorious pork-barrel politics. What a difference 16 months make. …

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Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting

Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting

Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting OTTAWA — Nearly two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in Canada’s history, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday introduced an immediate ban on “military style assault weapons.” “These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to …

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3 Africans in Mexico City Grave Tell Stories of Slavery’s Toll

3 Africans in Mexico City Grave Tell Stories of Slavery’s Toll

3 Africans in Mexico City Grave Tell Stories of Slavery’s Toll 3 Africans in Mexico City Grave Tell Stories of Slavery’s Toll The three skulls were unlike hundreds of others in the 16th-century mass grave uncovered at the San José de los Naturales Royal Hospital in Mexico City. Their front teeth were filed decoratively, perhaps as a ritual custom, unlike …

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Former Honduras Police Chief Charged With Drug Offenses

Former Honduras Police Chief Charged With Drug Offenses

Former Honduras Police Chief Charged With Drug Offenses Former Honduras Police Chief Charged With Drug Offenses A former police chief in Honduras was charged Thursday in federal court in New York with helping to ship tons of cocaine into the United States at the behest of the Honduran president and his brother. Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, widely known as “The …

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As Workers Fall Ill, U.S. Presses Mexico to Keep American-Owned Plants Open

As Workers Fall Ill, U.S. Presses Mexico to Keep American-Owned Plants Open

As Workers Fall Ill, U.S. Presses Mexico to Keep American-Owned Plants Open As Workers Fall Ill, U.S. Presses Mexico to Keep American-Owned Plants Open MEXICO CITY — The Trump administration and major U.S. manufacturers have pressured Mexico to keep factories that supply the United States operating during the coronavirus pandemic, even as outbreaks erupt and waves of cases and deaths …

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