Americas

El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended

El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended

El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended El Salvador Supreme Court Orders State of Emergency Suspended SAN SALVADOR — El Salvador’s Supreme Court said on Monday that it had ordered the immediate suspension of the state of emergency that President Nayib Bukele declared to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Mr. Bukele had ordered the state of emergency …

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‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings

‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings

‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings ‘License to Kill’: Inside Rio’s Record Year of Police Killings RIO DE JANEIRO — Rodrigo dos Santos, 16, was speeding downhill on a motorcycle in Rio de Janeiro, a knapsack packed with marijuana, cocaine and pellets of crack on his back, when two police officers raised their rifles at him. …

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Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers A Canadian Air Force jet crashed, killing one of the military personnel on board, in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Sunday during a flyover that was intended as a tribute to Canadians, especially those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the …

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Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again?

Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again?

Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again? Will Cirque du Soleil Rise Again? MONTREAL — Until the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Mongolian contortionist Uranbileg Angarag wowed spectators nightly at Cirque du Soleil shows on a cruise ship, contorting her body into a ball and balancing on a vertical stick held in her mouth. For the past 50 days, however, the 26-year-old …

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Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil

Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil

Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil Brazil, Once a Model, Struggles to Contain Virus Amid Political Turmoil Thronged banks. Packed subway cars. Buses full of President Jair Bolsonaro’s fervent supporters, heading to rallies that call on Brazilians to brush aside stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors and instead follow the president’s directive to get back …

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From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela

From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela

From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela From Nearly Free to Out-of-Reach: Gasoline’s Crazy Price Swing in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela — A dollar could once theoretically buy about 5 billion gallons of gasoline in Venezuela — more than enough to supply the state of Michigan for a year. Now, a dollar gets you half a pint, …

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Another Health Minister in Brazil Exits Amid Chaotic Coronavirus Response

Another Health Minister in Brazil Exits Amid Chaotic Coronavirus Response

Another Health Minister in Brazil Exits Amid Chaotic Coronavirus Response Another Health Minister in Brazil Exits Amid Chaotic Coronavirus Response RIO DE JANEIRO — The Brazilian government’s chaotic response to the coronavirus pandemic worsened Friday as its latest health minister quit barely a month into the job, with daily deaths from infection climbing and a defiant president exhorting people to …

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What Coronavirus Means for Going to the Lake

What Coronavirus Means for Going to the Lake

What Coronavirus Means for Going to the Lake What Coronavirus Means for Going to the Lake Like many Canadians in areas where this is a holiday weekend, my wife and I would normally be at our cottage, dragging outdoor furniture and small boats out of their winter dens, assessing the handiwork of mice and squirrels and generally getting set up …

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At Least 70 Dead in Mexico From Drinking Tainted Alcohol

At Least 70 Dead in Mexico From Drinking Tainted Alcohol

At Least 70 Dead in Mexico From Drinking Tainted Alcohol At Least 70 Dead in Mexico From Drinking Tainted Alcohol MEXICO CITY — At least 70 people have died across Mexico since late April after drinking tainted alcohol, including at least 20 residents of a poor mountain town in the central state Puebla who consumed a cheap, popular moonshine. Mexican …

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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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