Americas

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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Argentina Imposes Toughest Travel Ban in Americas, Banning Flights Until Sept. 1

Argentina Imposes Toughest Travel Ban in Americas, Banning Flights Until Sept. 1

Argentina Imposes Toughest Travel Ban in Americas, Banning Flights Until Sept. 1 Argentina Imposes Toughest Travel Ban in Americas, Banning Flights Until Sept. 1 BUENOS AIRES — Argentina on Monday banned all commercial flight ticket sales until September, one of the toughest coronavirus travel bans in the world, prompting an industry outcry that the new measure will put too much …

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As Coronavirus Strikes Prisons, Hundreds of Thousands Are Released

As Coronavirus Strikes Prisons, Hundreds of Thousands Are Released

As Coronavirus Strikes Prisons, Hundreds of Thousands Are Released As Coronavirus Strikes Prisons, Hundreds of Thousands Are Released RIO DE JANEIRO — Prisons across the world have become powerful breeding grounds for the coronavirus, prompting governments to release hundreds of thousands of inmates in a mad scramble to curb the spread of the contagion behind bars. The pandemic has also …

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‘A Perfect Storm’ in Brazil as Troubles Multiply for Bolsonaro

‘A Perfect Storm’ in Brazil as Troubles Multiply for Bolsonaro

‘A Perfect Storm’ in Brazil as Troubles Multiply for Bolsonaro ‘A Perfect Storm’ in Brazil as Troubles Multiply for Bolsonaro RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil was struggling to govern effectively long before the explosive resignation speech of his star cabinet minister, who basically called his soon-to-be former boss a criminal. Mr. Bolsonaro became a president without …

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Bertha Laforest, Canadian Nun Who Found Refuge in Her Convent, Dies At 94

Bertha Laforest, Canadian Nun Who Found Refuge in Her Convent, Dies At 94

Bertha Laforest, Canadian Nun Who Found Refuge in Her Convent, Dies At 94 Bertha Laforest, Canadian Nun Who Found Refuge in Her Convent, Dies At 94 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. MONTREAL — When the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec was buffeted by a societywide …

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Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families

Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families

Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families ÁPORO, Mexico — The money would arrive like clockwork: $300 every couple of weeks, sent by her husband, a day laborer and undocumented immigrant living in Indianapolis. It was the only source of income for María Alejandre and six other family members …

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Nova Scotia Mourns In an Uneasy Time

When Hugs Can Kill: Mourning Nova Scotia’s Mass Shooting in a Pandemic

Nova Scotia Mourns In an Uneasy Time Nova Scotia Mourns In an Uneasy Time For Canada and particularly Nova Scotia, it was a terrible week in the midst of an uneasy time. A village that was once best known for a dance hall became a scene of horror and the starting point for the most deadly mass shooting in the …

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When Hugs Can Kill: Mourning Nova Scotia’s Mass Shooting in a Pandemic

When Hugs Can Kill: Mourning Nova Scotia’s Mass Shooting in a Pandemic

When Hugs Can Kill: Mourning Nova Scotia’s Mass Shooting in a Pandemic When Hugs Can Kill: Mourning Nova Scotia’s Mass Shooting in a Pandemic TORONTO — Soon after his neighbors were gunned down in rural Nova Scotia, Cees van den Hoek started a memorial site near an old church. He hammered together boards for people to fasten cards and mementos …

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Ecuador’s Death Toll During Outbreak Is Among the Worst in the World

How Ecuador’s Port City Became a Coronavirus Epicenter

Ecuador’s Death Toll During Outbreak Is Among the Worst in the World Ecuador’s Death Toll During Outbreak Is Among the Worst in the World QUITO, Ecuador — With bodies abandoned on sidewalks, slumped in wheelchairs, packed into cardboard coffins and stacked by the hundreds in morgues, it is clear that Ecuador has been devastated by the coronavirus. But the epidemic …

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Covid-19 Trickles Into Haiti: ‘This Monster Is Coming Our Way’

Covid-19 Trickles Into Haiti: ‘This Monster Is Coming Our Way’

Covid-19 Trickles Into Haiti: ‘This Monster Is Coming Our Way’ Covid-19 Trickles Into Haiti: ‘This Monster Is Coming Our Way’ The man stood in line, shaking with fever, one of countless others trying to cross the border and return to Haiti. A doctor screening them for coronavirus infection pulled him aside. Like thousands of Haitians, he had been laid off …

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