Americas

Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway Win Seats on U.N. Security Council

Dozens Missing After Ferry in Solomon Islands Defies Cyclone Warning

Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway Win Seats on U.N. Security Council Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway Win Seats on U.N. Security Council Diplomats at the United Nations chose Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway in elections held Wednesday to fill upcoming vacancies on the Security Council, the most powerful authority in the 193-member global organization, which turns 75 years old this …

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Life Hatched From Soft Eggs, Some a Foot Long, in Dinosaur Era

Life Hatched From Soft Eggs, Some a Foot Long, in Dinosaur Era

Life Hatched From Soft Eggs, Some a Foot Long, in Dinosaur Era Life Hatched From Soft Eggs, Some a Foot Long, in Dinosaur Era There’s a problem with dinosaur eggs: A lot of them are missing. Dinosaurs dominated land from about 245 million years ago until an asteroid extinguished them some 66 million years before our time. But their eggs, …

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Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties

Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties

Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties Venezuela Court Orders Takeover of 2 Major Opposition Political Parties CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s Supreme Court, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, has ordered the takeover of two of the nation’s most powerful political parties opposed to the socialist government ahead of parliamentary elections expected later this year. On Tuesday, the …

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Coronavirus Outbreaks at Border Put Haitian Migrants at Risk

Coronavirus Outbreaks at Border Put Haitian Migrants at Risk

Coronavirus Outbreaks at Border Put Haitian Migrants at Risk Coronavirus Outbreaks at Border Put Haitian Migrants at Risk As the coronavirus spreads across Latin America and the Caribbean, public health officials are flagging outbreaks cropping up in several border regions, particularly the one between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was …

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Brazil President Embraces Unproven ‘Cure’ as Pandemic Surges

Brazil President Embraces Unproven ‘Cure’ as Pandemic Surges

Brazil President Embraces Unproven ‘Cure’ as Pandemic Surges Brazil President Embraces Unproven ‘Cure’ as Pandemic Surges RIO DE JANEIRO — The coronavirus was taking root in Latin America when President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil startled the medical community with a claim: A miracle drug was on hand. “God is Brazilian, the cure is right here!” the president exclaimed in late …

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How Much Longer Will the Border Stay Shut?

How Much Longer Will the Border Stay Shut?

How Much Longer Will the Border Stay Shut? How Much Longer Will the Border Stay Shut? This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have resolved some of the concerns Canada Letter readers have raised in emails about the border closing with the United States. A tweak to its rules now means that married and common law couples who had found …

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Virus Exposes Weak Links in Peru’s Success Story

Virus Exposes Weak Links in Peru’s Success Story

Virus Exposes Weak Links in Peru’s Success Story Virus Exposes Weak Links in Peru’s Success Story LIMA, Peru — President Martín Vizcarra followed the best advice when the coronavirus arrived in Peru. He ordered one of Latin America’s first and strictest lockdowns, and rolled out one of the region’s biggest economic aid packages to help citizens stay home. He shared …

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Risking Their Lives in Canada’s Pandemic and Hoping That’s Enough to Stay

Risking Their Lives in Canada’s Pandemic and Hoping That’s Enough to Stay

Risking Their Lives in Canada’s Pandemic and Hoping That’s Enough to Stay Risking Their Lives in Canada’s Pandemic and Hoping That’s Enough to Stay MONTREAL — Sterly Lucien, a Haitian orderly in a Quebec nursing home, has had sleepless nights for two years, fearful that she and her young son could be deported at anytime. But the 30-year old may …

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Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada

Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada

Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada TORONTO — The police dash cam video shows the Indigenous chief being tackled to the ground by a police officer, punched in the head and put in a choke hold. His face is bleeding as he’s led in handcuffs to the police cruiser. The …

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Counting the Days Under Virus Lockdown by the Length of Trudeau’s Hair

Counting the Days Under Virus Lockdown by the Length of Trudeau’s Hair

Counting the Days Under Virus Lockdown by the Length of Trudeau’s Hair Counting the Days Under Virus Lockdown by the Length of Trudeau’s Hair TORONTO — It’s moppish. It’s unruly. It’s mesmerizing. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s hair has long been a subject of fascination, ridicule and adulation in Canada. But three months into the coronavirus pandemic, as he has appeared …

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