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Dianna Ortiz, American Nun Tortured in Guatemala, Dies at 62

In 1999, President Bill Clinton apologized for the American involvement.Sister Ortiz’s book, “The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth” (2002, with Patricia...

The Fun Police: Law Enforcement Comes to Carnival

These laws are no longer on the books but public expressions of Black joy are often still rigorously and, some argue, disproportionately policed. After...

At Rio’s Carnival, Vaccine Jabs Are In, Glitter and Samba Out

RIO DE JANEIRO — This time last year, Rio de Janeiro’s prime Carnival venue was a cauldron of glitter-smeared, scantily dressed bodies packed together,...

To Fight or Adapt? Venezuela’s Fading Opposition Struggles to Keep Going

CARACAS, Venezuela — From an unremarkable apartment in a quiet residential area of Venezuela’s capital, a slender young man in a tie wages an...

‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’

As the reality of an indefinite psychological marathon descended, many journal writers began to count their blessings, in entries tinged with both gratitude and...

Carlos Saúl Menem, Who Led Argentina Through Economic Turmoil, Dies at 90

Carlos Saúl Menem was born in Anillaco, Argentina, on July 2, 1930, one of four sons of Saúl and Mohibe Akil Menem, who were...

Canadians to American Tourists: (Please) Stay Away!

Ever since Canada closed its borders last March to help contain the coronavirus pandemic, many Canadians have had this message for American visitors: “We...

‘I’m Speaking Out:’ Calgary Firefighters Allege Decades of Racism

But decades of migration have transformed the social fabric and politics of Calgary, Alberta’s biggest city, which elected a Muslim mayor more than a...

In Canada, Americans Are Missed, With Limits

At the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, American museum-goers from New York, Massachusetts and Vermont helped turn a pre-pandemic exhibition on Leonard Cohen, the...

Haiti Braces for Unrest as a Defiant President Refuses to Step Down

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The poor now target the poor in Haiti. Many fear leaving their homes, buying groceries or paying a bus fare —...

Ecuador’s Presidential Vote Heads to a Runoff

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuadoreans are headed for a runoff presidential election following a vote Sunday in which a leftist economist drew the most votes,...

Public Buildings Set Ablaze in Chile After Police Shoot Street Juggler

SANTIAGO, Chile — Demonstrators angered by the fatal police shooting of a popular street juggler set several public buildings ablaze in southern Chile Friday...

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Settle In for a Cuppa

Here’s how to develop a tea ritual all your own.Forget the fuss.This is not “Downton Abbey” cosplay. While ceremony, protocol and ritual infuse tea...

F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...