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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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The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in May

The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in May

The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in May The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in May Every month, Netflix Canada adds a new batch of TV shows and movies to its library. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for May, broken down by release date. Netflix occasionally changes schedules …

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Highways of Peru Swell with Families Fleeing Virus

Highways of Peru Swell with Families Fleeing Virus

Highways of Peru Swell with Families Fleeing Virus Highways of Peru Swell with Families Fleeing Virus LIMA, Peru — The bus terminals in Lima are so crowded with people waiting to escape to the countryside that families are sleeping outside, side by side. The highways of the city, Peru’s capital, are lined with walkers, laden with suitcases and children. In …

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Ricardo Brennand, Brazilian Entrepreneur and Collector, Dies at 92

Ricardo Brennand, Brazilian Entrepreneur and Collector, Dies at 92

Ricardo Brennand, Brazilian Entrepreneur and Collector, Dies at 92 Ricardo Brennand, Brazilian Entrepreneur and Collector, Dies at 92 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Ricardo Brennand’s life as a collector started at age 12 with the gift of a pocketknife from his father. He went on …

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Peru’s Queen of Quechua Rap Fuses the Transgressive and Traditional

Peru’s Queen of Quechua Rap Fuses the Transgressive and Traditional

Peru’s Queen of Quechua Rap Fuses the Transgressive and Traditional Peru’s Queen of Quechua Rap Fuses the Transgressive and Traditional The music video begins with the sweeping views of the snow-capped Andes Mountains and the whistle of the region’s traditional wind instruments. Then you see Renata Flores. Standing defiantly in the baggy pants, slick ponytail and hoop earrings that have …

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