Americas

Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue With Indigenous Woman Monument

A statue of the explorer Christopher Columbus that was removed last year in Mexico City will be replaced by a…

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Mas Aya’s Music Holds Quiet Rebellions

Brandon Valdivia’s “Momento Presente” is like a summons. On the arresting track from his September album, “Máscaras,” an offbeat, not-quite-footwork…

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As Migrants Surge Toward Border, Court Hands Biden a Lifeline

MATAMOROS, Mexico — When the Supreme Court effectively revived a cornerstone of Trump-era migration policy late last month, it looked…

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Covid Ravaged South America. Then Came a Sharp Drop in Infections.

RIO DE JANEIRO — Just a few weeks ago, Covid-19 was spreading with alarming ease across a cluster of nations…

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Brazil-Argentina Match Stopped After Health Officials Storm Field

A World Cup qualification game between Brazil and Argentina, South America’s most successful soccer teams, was halted after only a…

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Brazil is running out of time for economic reforms

A MEME THAT circulated recently on Twitter in Brazil depicted the economy minister, Paulo Guedes, as a footballer facing a…

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An Economic Lifeline in South America, the Paraná River, Is Shriveling

ROSARIO, Argentina — The fisherman woke up early on a recent morning, banged on the fuel containers on his small…

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Vaccine Passports Roll Out, and So Do Unruly Anti-Vaccine Protests

A crowd rallying against vaccination for Covid-19 clogged the streets outside a Vancouver hospital this week, haranguing and, in one…

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Guatemala Investigates Claim of Bribe Paid to Its President

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations that Russian citizens paid a bribe to the nation’s…

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W.H.O. lists Mu as ‘variant of interest.’

The variant, first identified in Colombia, has characteristics that suggest it might be able to evade antibodies from vaccination or…

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