Americas

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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Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy

Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy

Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy BUENOS AIRES — Argentina is hurtling toward default on international loans in two weeks, a prospect that threatens to revive its reputation as a serial deadbeat and global financial pariah that could haunt the Latin American country long after the coronavirus pandemic …

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Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90

Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90

Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90 Daisy Lucidi, a Radio Voice With a Telenovela Following, Dies at 90 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Daisy Lucidi got her start in Brazilian broadcasting in radio’s earliest days, climbing on a box …

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For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation

For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation

For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation For Canada, Finding a Vaccine Will Only Be Part of the Equation As many provinces ease up on some coronavirus restrictions — notably in Quebec, which has decided to reopen some schools — the discussion about vaccines has been increasing. Public health officials in Canada and elsewhere have …

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Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital

Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital

Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is not reporting hundreds, possibly thousands, of deaths from the coronavirus in Mexico City, dismissing anxious officials who have tallied more than three times as many fatalities in the capital than the government publicly …

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An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A disenchanted band of Venezuelan politicians and military deserters gathered in secret last year to plot the overthrow of Venezuela’s authoritarian leader, Nicolás Maduro. They determined they would need four tools to succeed: men, money, a plan and guts. Jordan G. …

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