Americas

U.S. Bans Flights From Brazil, Where Pandemic Is Raging

U.S. Bans Flights From Brazil, Where Pandemic Is Raging

U.S. Bans Flights From Brazil, Where Pandemic Is Raging U.S. Bans Flights From Brazil, Where Pandemic Is Raging BRASÍLIA — The United States, citing Brazil’s surging coronavirus crisis, has banned flights from the nation, delivering a blow to its embattled leader, who has tried to use his warm relations with President Trump to bolster his political standing. In recent weeks, …

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Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid

Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid Suriname’s 74-year-old president looked straight at a judge as she read his sentence for crimes committed during a 1982 political purge that cemented his grip on the small South American nation. “You have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for committing …

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Argentina Tries to Escape Default as It Misses Bond Payment

Argentina Tries to Escape Default as It Misses Bond Payment

Argentina Tries to Escape Default as It Misses Bond Payment Argentina Tries to Escape Default as It Misses Bond Payment BUENOS AIRES — Argentina missed a bond payment on Friday and inched closer to another crushing default, which would plunge it into a new period of economic isolation and deepen a recession that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. …

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What’s Lost and Gained When We Put In 9-to-5 From Home?

What’s Lost and Gained When We Put In 9-to-5 From Home?

What’s Lost and Gained When We Put In 9-to-5 From Home? What’s Lost and Gained When We Put In 9-to-5 From Home? On Thursday, Tobi Lütke, the founder and chief executive of Ottawa-based Shopify, announced on Twitter that most of his company’s 5,000 employees had permanently become stay-at-home workers. That came the same day as a similar announcement from Facebook, …

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Toronto Fox Family Transfixes City Under Lockdown

Toronto Fox Family Transfixes City Under Lockdown

Toronto Fox Family Transfixes City Under Lockdown Toronto Fox Family Transfixes City Under Lockdown ​​TORONTO — A crowd of people bunched shoulder to shoulder one recent spring day on a boardwalk overlooking Lake Ontario. They leaned over a waist-high fence, taking pictures with their phones. Only one wore a mask. Seriously, Toronto? Canada’s largest city has been under coronavirus lockdown …

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El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended

El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended

El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended SAN SALVADOR — El Salvador’s Supreme Court said on Monday that it had ordered the immediate suspension of the state of emergency that President Nayib Bukele declared to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Mr. Bukele had ordered the state of emergency …

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‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings

‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings

‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings ‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings RIO DE JANEIRO — Rodrigo dos Santos, 16, was speeding downhill on a motorcycle in Rio de Janeiro, a knapsack packed with marijuana, cocaine and pellets of crack on his back, when two police officers raised their rifles at him. …

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Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers A Canadian Air Force jet crashed, killing one of the military personnel on board, in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Sunday during a flyover that was intended as a tribute to Canadians, especially those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the …

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Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again?

Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again?

Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again? Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again? MONTREAL — Until the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Mongolian contortionist Uranbileg Angarag wowed spectators nightly at Cirque du Soleil shows on a cruise ship, contorting her body into a ball and balancing on a vertical stick held in her mouth. For the past 50 days, however, the 26-year-old …

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Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil

Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil

Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil Thronged banks. Packed subway cars. Buses full of President Jair Bolsonaro’s fervent supporters, heading to rallies that call on Brazilians to brush aside stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors and instead follow the president’s directive to get back …

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