Americas

Does a Woman ‘Walking’ Her Boyfriend on a Leash Signal Covid Ennui?

Does a Woman ‘Walking’ Her Boyfriend on a Leash Signal Covid Ennui?

Does a Woman ‘Walking’ Her Boyfriend on a Leash Signal Covid Ennui? Does a Woman ‘Walking’ Her Boyfriend on a Leash Signal Covid Ennui? Last Saturday at 9 p.m., as residents across Quebec sat indoors to obey a new pandemic curfew, the police patrolling the sleepy city of Sherbrooke observed a perhaps unlikely crime: a woman “walking” her boyfriend, attached …

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Mexico Frees a General, and Wounds Its Alliance With the U.S.

Mexico Frees a General, and Wounds Its Alliance With the U.S.

Mexico Frees a General, and Wounds Its Alliance With the U.S. Mexico Frees a General, and Wounds Its Alliance With the U.S. By Natalie Kitroeff, Alan Feuer and Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY — When U.S. officials agreed to hand back over to Mexico a former defense minister whom they had accused of being on a drug cartel’s payroll, they did …

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Mexico Clears Salvador Cienfuegos, Ex-Defense Minister, in Drug Case

Mexico Clears Salvador Cienfuegos, Ex-Defense Minister, in Drug Case

Mexico Clears Salvador Cienfuegos, Ex-Defense Minister, in Drug Case Mexico Clears Salvador Cienfuegos, Ex-Defense Minister, in Drug Case MEXICO CITY — The authorities in Mexico say they will bring no charges against a former top military official who was arrested in the United States last year on drug-trafficking and corruption charges, only to be sent home at the request of …

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For Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Executive Held in Canada, an Opulent Detention

For Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Executive Held in Canada, an Opulent Detention

For Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Executive Held in Canada, an Opulent Detention For Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Executive Held in Canada, an Opulent Detention The Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, wanted by the United States on fraud charges, has already been leading a cushy life in her gated, seven-bedroom mansion in Vancouver, out on $8 million in bail and awaiting the outcome of …

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Trump and Aides Drove Family Separation at Border, Documents Say

Trump and Aides Drove Family Separation at Border, Documents Say

Trump and Aides Drove Family Separation at Border, Documents Say Trump and Aides Drove Family Separation at Border, Documents Say WASHINGTON — President Trump and top aides in the White House aggressively pushed the get-tough policy that led migrant children to be separated from adults at the border with Mexico, according to a top Justice Department official in a new …

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A Battle of Singing Stars,With Wings and Feathers

A Battle of Singing Stars,With Wings and Feathers

A Battle of Singing Stars,With Wings and Feathers A Battle of Singing Stars,With Wings and Feathers PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Every Sunday just after dawn, while much of the city sleeps, a group of men gather on the overgrown lawn of a public park in a quiet neighborhood in the capital of Suriname, South America’s smallest country. They huddle together, and …

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Cuba, Though Angered by Terror Designation, Is Looking Past Trump

Cuba, Though Angered by Terror Designation, Is Looking Past Trump

Cuba, Though Angered by Terror Designation, Is Looking Past Trump Cuba, Though Angered by Terror Designation, Is Looking Past Trump HAVANA — When the Trump administration announced this week that it was designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the reaction in Havana was swift and vociferous. The Cuban government accused Washington of hypocrisy, and called the label an act …

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A Polarizing Canadian ‘Messiah’ Shows How Pandemic Is Shaking Up Culture

A Polarizing Canadian ‘Messiah’ Shows How Pandemic Is Shaking Up Culture

A Polarizing Canadian ‘Messiah’ Shows How Pandemic Is Shaking Up Culture A Polarizing Canadian ‘Messiah’ Shows How Pandemic Is Shaking Up Culture Canadian luminaries, including the writer Margaret Atwood, have praised “Messiah/Complex,” which grapples with heady themes such as Islamophobia, climate change and colonization. But after my story about the production was published in The Times, the work also came …

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Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans

Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans

Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans WASHINGTON — The State Department designated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday in a last-minute foreign policy stroke that will complicate the incoming Biden administration’s plans to restore friendlier relations with Havana. In a statement, Secretary of State …

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Ronnie Brunswijk: Suriname Guerrilla Leader, Drug Baron … and Social Reformer?

Ronnie Brunswijk: Suriname Guerrilla Leader, Drug Baron … and Social Reformer?

Ronnie Brunswijk: Suriname Guerrilla Leader, Drug Baron … and Social Reformer? Ronnie Brunswijk: Suriname Guerrilla Leader, Drug Baron … and Social Reformer? MOENGOTAPOE, Suriname — A cavalcade of black sport utility vehicles pulled up at a small village in a jungle clearing in a remote corner of South America. A tall, heavyset man with thick gold chains hanging over a …

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