Fleeing lockdown, Americans are flock to Mexico City - where the coronavirus is surging

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 13:15:27 +0000 - americas

Hospitals are at capacity and coronavirus cases are surging, but many foreigners, especially Americans, are heading to the Mexican capital — some intending to stay awhile.

A Canadian ‘Buy Local’ Effort Fights Amazon on Its Own Turf

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 10:00:09 +0000 - americas

A website called Not Amazon was created to drive sales to more than 4,000 independent stores in four cities. The initiative aims to keep expanding.

How Support for Legal Abortion Went Mainstream in Argentina

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 22:38:25 +0000 - americas

The fight for legalization began decades ago, but it gained traction only as more women became lawmakers and a massive grass-roots effort shifted the conversation.

Is There a Future for Winnipeg’s Landmark Department Store?

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 23:19:13 +0000 - americas

The Hudson’s Bay Company’s now-closed downtown department store is surrounded by warm memories — and significant challenges in a post-pandemic world.

Revisiting the Unseen Corners of the World

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 04:47:48 +0000 - americas

During a year with limited travel possibilities, our World Through a Lens series offered Times readers a weekly escape. Here are some of the highlights.

Armando Manzanero, Mexican composer of hits by Luis Miguel, Elvis Presley, dead at 86

Posted on Fri, 01 Jan 2021 18:29:01 +0000 - americas

He was known as one of the great romantic composers. His songs were performed by Elvis Presley, Andrea Bocelli, Christina Aguilera and many others.

How to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2020

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020 17:33:51 +0000 - americas

The year that seemed to drag on forever is finally coming to an end.

What Argentina’s New Law Legalizing Abortion Means for Latin America

Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 20:56:13 +0000 - americas

The region, where Roman Catholic and evangelical churches hold sway, has long been unfriendly territory for abortion rights advocates. Argentina in 2020, though, offered a different landscape.

Argentina Legalizes Abortion, a Milestone in a Conservative Region

Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 20:17:06 +0000 - americas

The Senate vote on Wednesday was a major victory for Latin America’s growing feminist movement, and its ripple effects are likely to be widespread.

Pompeo Weighs Plan to Place Cuba on U.S. Terrorism Sponsor List

Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 23:40:06 +0000 - americas

The move would complicate any effort by the incoming Biden administration to resume President Barack Obama’s thaw in relations with Havana.

Hit Hard by the Pandemic, Mexico’s Drug Cartels Tweaked Their Playbook

Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 22:57:41 +0000 - americas

The brutal cartels, like legitimate companies, struggled as governments imposed border closures and lockdowns, and had to get creative.

Argentina Senate to Vote on Bill Legalizing Abortion

Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 23:56:31 +0000 - americas

A bill before the Senate would make abortion legal in the predominantly Catholic nation, the homeland of Pope Francis. Its approval likely would have significant effect across Latin America.