Americas

A Cuba Without a Castro? A Country Steps Into the Unknown.

Over the past few years, as the Trump administration imposed stringent sanctions on Cuba and the tourism industry was decimated…

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After ‘Green Rush,’ Canada’s Legal Pot Suppliers Are Stumbling

EXETER, Ontario — The mayor of the largely rural community of South Huron, Ontario, was looking forward to an employment…

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A Week of Discouraging, Frightening and Frustrating Pandemic Developments

I was feeling vaguely guilty this week when heading out to a sports complex in suburban Ottawa for my vaccination.…

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The Soufrière volcano is creating chaos in St Vincent

Apr 17th 2021 ON APRIL 9TH the Soufrière volcano on St Vincent spewed a cloud of ash 10km (six miles)…

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Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade

At Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, for instance, which abuts Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and Willapa Bay, you might catch sight…

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The Carpenter Who Built Tiny Homes for Toronto’s Homeless

TORONTO — On his way to work on a construction site, Khaleel Seivwright surveyed the growing number of tents lining…

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Paraguay’s ‘Life and Death’ Covid Crisis Gives China Diplomatic Opening

RIO DE JANEIRO — Taiwan has built thousands of homes for the poor in Paraguay, upgraded the country’s health care…

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Jair Bolsonaro wants every Brazilian to have a gun

Apr 17th 2021 RIO DE JANEIRO “I ALWAYS HAD the American dream,” says Bernardo Mattos, sitting outside his shooting club…

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How Many Tyrannosaurus Rexes Ever Lived on Earth? Here’s a New Clue.

Before they were killed off by a meteor that hit Earth 66 million years ago, some 20,000 adults of the…

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Two extremists vie in a run-off for Peru’s presidency

Apr 15th 2021 CAJAMARCA, IN PERU’S northern Andes, is known mainly as the place where Atahualpa, the last ruler of…

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