Americas

Three Olympic Refugee Team Members Will Call Canada Home

Three Olympic Refugee Team Members Will Call Canada Home

Three Olympic Refugee Team Members Will Call Canada Home Three Olympic Refugee Team Members Will Call Canada Home At this year’s Olympics, Team Canada is 371 athletes-strong, the country’s largest team to compete since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. And on their trips back home, the 2020 Tokyo cohort will increase by three. That’s because three middle-distance runners from …

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The Indigenous Archaeologist Searching for Missing Residential School Children

The Indigenous Archaeologist Searching for Missing Residential School Children

The Indigenous Archaeologist Searching for Missing Residential School Children The Indigenous Archaeologist Searching for Missing Residential School Children OTTAWA — At 15, Kisha Supernant knew exactly what she wanted to do with the rest of her life: become an archaeologist and study ancient civilizations. She achieved her teenage goal. But her latest work has put her at the center of …

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Camarones Embarazados: A Grilled, Head-On Shrimp Recipe From Puerto Vallarta

Camarones Embarazados: A Grilled, Head-On Shrimp Recipe From Puerto Vallarta

Camarones Embarazados: A Grilled, Head-On Shrimp Recipe From Puerto Vallarta Camarones Embarazados: A Grilled, Head-On Shrimp Recipe From Puerto Vallarta PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — You’d have to try to miss the camarones embarazados on a walk along the beaches of Banderas Bay. Makeshift grills encased in bricks or rocks, exhaling the last puffs of smoke from early-morning cooking sessions, dot …

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Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81

Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81

Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81 Johnny Ventura, Who Created the Sound of Modern Merengue, Dies at 81 Johnny Ventura, the singer, bandleader, composer and arranger who shaped the sound of modern merengue in the 1960s, keeping its tropical rhythms while speeding up the tempos and borrowing from rock ’n’ roll, died on July …

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‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Message

‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Message

‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Message ‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in Cuba Sends a Chilling Message The courage many Cubans showed when they poured into the streets two weeks ago, chanting “Down with the dictatorship!” and “We are not afraid!” has curdled into fear for many. Hundreds have been detained, the police have staked out the …

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Other Diseases May Surge in Latin America as Prevention and Treatment Falter

Other Diseases May Surge in Latin America as Prevention and Treatment Falter

Other Diseases May Surge in Latin America as Prevention and Treatment Falter Other Diseases May Surge in Latin America as Prevention and Treatment Falter The coronavirus pandemic is opening the way for other preventable diseases to surge across Latin America and the Caribbean, interfering with routine inoculations and medical treatment in one of the world’s hardest-hit regions, World Health Organization …

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Sponge Like Fossils Could Be Oldest Animal Ever Found, or Just Squiggles

Sponge Like Fossils Could Be Oldest Animal Ever Found, or Just Squiggles

Sponge Like Fossils Could Be Oldest Animal Ever Found, or Just Squiggles Sponge Like Fossils Could Be Oldest Animal Ever Found, or Just Squiggles A spongelike structure discovered in exposed 890-million-year-old rock in Canada’s Northwest Territories may be the oldest known fossilized animal body, according to a study whose findings will likely add another controversy to longstanding debates about the …

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Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economy

Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economy

Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economy Mexican Workers on Border Get Vaccines to Aid Them, and the U.S. Economy TIJUANA — They labor in factories in Mexico producing goods U.S. consumers enjoy. But where American communities are awash in unused coronavirus vaccines, Mexican workers are often hard-pressed to find a single shot. On …

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U.S. Sanctions Cuba for Crackdowns on Protesters

U.S. Sanctions Cuba for Crackdowns on Protesters

U.S. Sanctions Cuba for Crackdowns on Protesters U.S. Sanctions Cuba for Crackdowns on Protesters Calling attention to police violence in the United States, the foreign minister added: “It should rather apply unto itself the Magnitsky Global Act for systematic repression & police brutality that took the lives of 1021 persons in 2020.” Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, described …

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Countdown Begins For Canada-U.S. Border Reopening

Countdown Begins For Canada-U.S. Border Reopening

Countdown Begins For Canada-U.S. Border Reopening Countdown Begins For Canada-U.S. Border Reopening Shortly after the rate of vaccinated people in Canada surpassed the rate in the United States, it was announced that the Canadian border would open next month for all fully vaccinated Americans, not just those with an essential reason to travel. But as they say in ads, conditions …

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