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Brazil Coup: Threats Rattle Bolsonaro as Coronavirus Deaths Surge

Brazil Coup: Threats Rattle Bolsonaro as Coronavirus Deaths Surge

Brazil Coup: Threats Rattle Bolsonaro as Coronavirus Deaths Surge Brazil Coup: Threats Rattle Bolsonaro as Coronavirus Deaths Surge The threats are swirling around the president: Deaths from the virus in Brazil each day are now the highest in the world. Investors are fleeing the country. The president, his sons and his allies are under investigation. His election could even be …

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Furious Backlash in Brazil After Ministry Withholds Coronavirus Data

Furious Backlash in Brazil After Ministry Withholds Coronavirus Data

Furious Backlash in Brazil After Ministry Withholds Coronavirus Data Furious Backlash in Brazil After Ministry Withholds Coronavirus Data RIO DE JANEIRO — As the coronavirus tore through Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro came under blistering criticism for sabotaging the isolation measures imposed by states, encouraging mass rallies by his supporters and lashing out on the soaring death toll, saying “What do …

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Mexico’s Leftist Leader Rejects Big Spending to Ease Virus’s Sting

Mexico’s Leftist Leader Rejects Big Spending to Ease Virus’s Sting

Mexico’s Leftist Leader Rejects Big Spending to Ease Virus’s Sting Mexico’s Leftist Leader Rejects Big Spending to Ease Virus’s Sting MEXICO CITY — For the second time in a month, top business leaders sat down with Mexico’s president to implore him to do more to save the economy. People were losing jobs by the tens of thousands, they warned. Small …

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Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement RIO DE JANEIRO — Since coming to office, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has enabled increased razing of the Amazon rainforest. Now, the coronavirus has accelerated that destruction. Illegal loggers, miners and land grabbers have cleared vast areas of the Amazon with impunity in recent months …

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Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil

Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil

Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil The year 1967 stands out more than most in my childhood. That was when my family headed off to Montreal along with 50 million other people to celebrate Canada’s centennial, and to be dazzled by the futuristic buildings, multimedia films, space capsules and performances at Expo …

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The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test

The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test “Early on, we developed the habit of having our own worlds and being self-sufficient,” said Lynn Henry, Dr. Henry’s older sister. When Lynn suffered appendicitis at age 8, little Bonnie came to visit, looked around the hospital and declared, ‘‘This is what I want …

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Mexico Is Reopening After Quarantine. Many Worry It’s Too Early.

Mexico Is Reopening After Quarantine. Many Worry It’s Too Early.

Mexico Is Reopening After Quarantine. Many Worry It’s Too Early. Mexico Is Reopening After Quarantine. Many Worry It’s Too Early. MEXICO CITY — Packed street markets. Buzzing metro stations. Thronged sidewalks. And noticeably fewer people wearing masks. Mexico is starting to bustle again as the country gradually reopens after a quarantine that hammered its economy. But many Mexicans, including medical …

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Trump, On George Floyd Protests, Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman

Trump, On George Floyd Protests, Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman

Trump, On George Floyd Protests, Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman Trump, On George Floyd Protests, Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman President Trump has come closer this week than at perhaps any point in his presidency to reproducing, in appearance if not in form, some of the same traits of the strongmen rulers for whom …

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Trudeau’s 21-Second Pause Becomes the Story in Canada

Trudeau’s 21-Second Pause Becomes the Story in Canada

Trudeau’s 21-Second Pause Becomes the Story in Canada Trudeau’s 21-Second Pause Becomes the Story in Canada TORONTO — When asked what he thought of President Trump’s call for military action against American protesters and the tear gassing of peaceful demonstrators to make way for a photo-op, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paused at his podium for 21 uncomfortable, televised seconds. He …

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Global Anger Grows Over George Floyd’s Death, Hurting U.S. Image

Global Anger Grows Over George Floyd’s Death, Hurting U.S. Image

Global Anger Grows Over George Floyd’s Death, Hurting U.S. Image Global Anger Grows Over George Floyd’s Death, Hurting U.S. Image In many parts of the world, the death of yet another black man at the hands of the police in the United States is setting off mass protests against police brutality and reviving concerns that America is abandoning its traditional …

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