The Caribbean Conundrum: United by Tourists, Divided by Covid

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 09:00:16 +0000 - americas

The pandemic struck these islands unequally. What does this mean for tourism, a major economic driver for the entire region? The answer is unique, just like the islands.

14 Dead After Massacre in Peru

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 22:05:22 +0000 - americas

The killing, which comes weeks ahead of presidential elections, is one of the worst atrocities in Peru in decades.

The Caribbean, united by tourism, is divided by Covid.

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 10:52:02 +0000 - americas

US Grants Temporary Protection Status to Thousands of Haitians

Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021 04:52:50 +0000 - americas

The designation, which will be in place for 18 months, could protect as many as 150,000 Haitians living temporarily in the United States.

Gotchies, Gotch, Ginch, Gonch, Ginches, Gitch, Gitchies, Gaunch: Canadians’ Unmentionables.

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021 21:15:02 +0000 - americas

Katherine Barber, who died at 61, created the first general purpose dictionary of contemporary Canadian English.

Venice Honors Lina Bo Bardi With a Golden Lion in Memoriam. Finalmente, Many Say.

Posted on Fri, 21 May 2021 16:51:52 +0000 - americas

The multitalented 20th-century architect’s work is especially pertinent to our times, and to the theme of a pandemic biennale, its curator says.

Global Cactus Traffickers Are Cleaning Out the Deserts

Posted on Thu, 20 May 2021 16:30:17 +0000 - americas

A recent raid in Italy involving rare Chilean species highlights the growing scale of a black market in the thorny plants.

From Colombia to U.S., Police Violence Pushes Protests Into Mass Movements

Posted on Wed, 19 May 2021 09:00:28 +0000 - americas

In Colombia, and many other countries, security forces’ attacks on protesters have led to nationwide reckonings with injustice.

Colombia Rebel Commander ‘Jesús Santrich’ Killed, Venezuelan Officials Say

Posted on Wed, 19 May 2021 02:10:56 +0000 - americas

The guerrilla leader, once a supporter of Colombia’s historic peace deal, then a strong opponent, had become a symbol of the country’s fraught path to peace.

Migrant Children Still Vex Biden

Posted on Wed, 19 May 2021 02:29:36 +0000 - americas

Interviews and a Times review showed a shelter system with wildly varying conditions, some of which are far below the standard that the Biden administration has promised.

Why Are Colombians Protesting?

Posted on Wed, 19 May 2021 13:54:05 +0000 - americas

Demonstrations have filled the streets of major cities for three weeks — and more than 40 people have died, some in clashes with the police. Here’s what you need to know about the protests.

Katherine Barber, Who Defined Canadian English, Is Dead at 61

Posted on Tue, 18 May 2021 23:36:20 +0000 - americas

As the founding editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, she turned to “trashy novels” and parliamentary debates to find Canada’s version of the language.