Americas

Latin America’s Outbreaks Now Rival Europe’s. But Its Options Are Worse.

Latin America’s Outbreaks Now Rival Europe’s. But Its Options Are Worse.

Latin America’s Outbreaks Now Rival Europe’s. But Its Options Are Worse. Latin America’s Outbreaks Now Rival Europe’s. But Its Options Are Worse. Deaths doubled in Lima, rivaling the worst month of the pandemic in Paris. They tripled in Manaus, a metropolis tucked deep in Brazil’s Amazon — a surge similar to what London and Madrid endured. In Guayaquil, a port …

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Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy

Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy

Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy BUENOS AIRES — Argentina is hurtling toward default on international loans in two weeks, a prospect that threatens to revive its reputation as a serial deadbeat and global financial pariah that could haunt the Latin American country long after the coronavirus pandemic …

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Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90

Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90

Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90 Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Daisy Lucidi got her start in Brazilian broadcasting in radio’s earliest days, climbing on a box …

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For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation

For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation

For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation As many provinces ease up on some coronavirus restrictions — notably in Quebec, which has decided to reopen some schools — the discussion about vaccines has been increasing. Public health officials in Canada and elsewhere have …

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Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital

Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital

Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is not reporting hundreds, possibly thousands, of deaths from the coronavirus in Mexico City, dismissing anxious officials who have tallied more than three times as many fatalities in the capital than the government publicly …

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An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A disenchanted band of Venezuelan politicians and military deserters gathered in secret last year to plot the overthrow of Venezuela’s authoritarian leader, Nicolás Maduro. They determined they would need four tools to succeed: men, money, a plan and guts. Jordan G. …

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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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