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Mexico’s Finance Minister Says He’ll Run for President - World News
Mexico’s Finance Minister Says He’ll Run for President 14 days ago
José Antonio Meade stepped down from his post and said he would run next year as the candidate of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party.
Canada Offers $85 Million to Victims of Its ‘Gay Purge,’ as Trudeau Apologizes -World News
Canada Offers $85 Million to Victims of Its ‘Gay Purge,’ as Trudeau Apologizes 14 days ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for Canada’s discrimination against gays and lesbians who were forced out of the military and public service.
Armando Hart, Who Revolutionized Cuban Schools, Dies at 87 -World News
Armando Hart, Who Revolutionized Cuban Schools, Dies at 87 14 days ago
An early confidant of Fidel Castro, he was credited with greatly improving the nation’s literacy rate as the regime’s first minister of education.
Shy Elk and Bold Birds Become Partners in the Wilderness -World News
Shy Elk and Bold Birds Become Partners in the Wilderness 14 days ago
Magpies will eat ticks that drain the blood from elks, but a scientist found it takes the right mix of elk-magpie personality for the relationship to work.
Australia vs. Canada -World News
Australia vs. Canada 14 days ago
This week’s newsletter features a contest, with international bragging rights as the prize.
Mexico Bill Cements Military’s Crime-Fighting Role. Some Civilians Are Uneasy. -World News
Mexico Bill Cements Military’s Crime-Fighting Role. Some Civilians Are Uneasy. 14 days ago
Critics say it would put the military beyond civilian oversight and remove the incentive for state and local leaders to build effective police forces.
29 Argentines Sentenced to Life in Prison in ‘Death Flights’ Trial -World News
29 Argentines Sentenced to Life in Prison in ‘Death Flights’ Trial 14 days ago
Argentina’s most high-profile human rights trial included testimony about the former military dictatorship’s practice of killing civilians by throwing them out of aircraft.
The FARC is now a political party. Get used to it -World News
The FARC is now a political party. Get used to it 14 days ago
A STORM that filled Bogotá’s streets with ice on November 1st was the second freakish event of the day in Colombia’s capital. The first took place in a hotel conference room, where the FARC, a guerrilla army turned political party, announced its cand
Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil’s Donald Trump -World News
Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil’s Donald Trump 14 days ago
IN THE arrivals hall of Belém’s airport the excitement is palpable. Hundreds of supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, a seven-term congressman and would-be president, gather under the steady gaze of a squad of policemen. Some hold banners with Mr Bolsonaro’s
Latin America’s voteathon -World News
Latin America’s voteathon 14 days ago
IN THE annals of Latin American democracy, Marcelo Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction magnate, will occupy a place of unique infamy. From Mexico to Argentina and many places in between, his Brazilian construction company bribed presidents, ministers and
Chile’s voters are in no mood for reckless radicalism -World News
Chile’s voters are in no mood for reckless radicalism 14 days ago
A WEEK before national elections, Chileans would normally be cursing the billboards and posters cluttering up their cities. On the eve of this year’s presidential and congressional elections, scheduled for November 19th, there is much less to complain a
Explaining turnout in Latin American elections -World News
Explaining turnout in Latin American elections 14 days ago
THE flurry of elections coming up in Latin America will not only choose new leaders. It will also provide a check-up on the health of democracy itself, which in most countries on the continent has been in place for only a few decades. Latin Americans appe
An unexpected result moves Chile into uncharted political territory -World News
An unexpected result moves Chile into uncharted political territory 14 days ago
“WE’RE content,” declared Sebastián Piñera, after the results of the first round of Chile’s national elections were reported on November 19th. Few believe him. Mr Piñera, the presidential candidate of the centre-right Chile Vamos (Let’s Go Ch
Why Latin America has no serious separatist movements -World News
Why Latin America has no serious separatist movements 14 days ago
LATIN AMERICA is linked to Spain and Portugal by language, culture and ancestry as well as by investment and the shared project of democracy. So it is not surprising that Latin Americans have been gripped by the conflict over Catalonia’s future. Se romp
Wanting to ban the veil, Quebec bans sunglasses, too -World News
Wanting to ban the veil, Quebec bans sunglasses, too 14 days ago
IN QUEBEC, Canada’s French-speaking province, it is illegal to talk to a librarian while wearing sunglasses. So is using a bus pass while shrouded in a scarf, no matter how bitter the weather. These prohibitions are the consequence of a law enacted in O
Cuba’s Communists bar “alternative” candidates from local elections -World News
Cuba’s Communists bar “alternative” candidates from local elections 14 days ago
IF CUBA were a democracy, the municipal elections that start on November 26th would open a season of participatory politics, culminating in the choosing of a new president next February. This year more than 200 people, a record number, put themselves forw
Juan Orlando Hernández looks headed for re-election in Honduras -World News
Juan Orlando Hernández looks headed for re-election in Honduras 14 days ago
JUAN ORLANDO HERNÁNDEZ is the first presidential candidate in Honduras’s recent history to run for re-election as an incumbent. He is making the most of it. Last month he took a sledgehammer to the masonry of a notoriously permissive prison due for dem
Is Honduras’s ruling party planning to rig an election? -World News
Is Honduras’s ruling party planning to rig an election? 14 days ago
IN THE days leading up to Honduras’s contentious national election on November 26th, one might expect to see candidates tossing bags of beans from pickup trucks and party workers handing out benefit cards. Such methods to sway poor voters have been used
Suspicions of vote-rigging in Honduras’s election -World News
Suspicions of vote-rigging in Honduras’s election 14 days ago
ON NOVEMBER 25th The Economist published an article suggesting that Honduras’s ruling party may have had plans to distort the results of a general election to be held the next day. Here we present excerpts and transcripts from a tape
29 Argentines Sentenced to Life in Prison in ‘Death Flights’ Trial -World News
29 Argentines Sentenced to Life in Prison in ‘Death Flights’ Trial 14 days ago
Argentina’s most high-profile human rights trial included testimony about the former military dictatorship’s practice of killing civilians by throwing them out of aircraft.
Nikki Haley tells UN that North Korea missile launch brings us 'closer to war' -World News
Nikki Haley tells UN that North Korea missile launch brings us 'closer to war' 14 days ago
US ambassador Nikki Haley has told the United Nations that North Korea's missile launch brings us "closer to war" that the United States does not seek.
Australia vs. Canada -World News
Australia vs. Canada 14 days ago
This week’s newsletter features a contest, with international bragging rights as the prize.
Mexico Bill Cements Military’s Crime-Fighting Role. Some Civilians Are Uneasy. -World News
Mexico Bill Cements Military’s Crime-Fighting Role. Some Civilians Are Uneasy. 14 days ago
Critics say it would put the military beyond civilian oversight and remove the incentive for state and local leaders to build effective police forces.
Shy Elk and Bold Birds Become Partners in the Wilderness -World News
Shy Elk and Bold Birds Become Partners in the Wilderness 14 days ago
Magpies will eat ticks that drain the blood from elks, but a scientist found it takes the right mix of elk-magpie personality for the relationship to work.
Armando Hart, Who Revolutionized Cuban Schools, Dies at 87 -World News
Armando Hart, Who Revolutionized Cuban Schools, Dies at 87 14 days ago
An early confidant of Fidel Castro, he was credited with greatly improving the nation’s literacy rate as the regime’s first minister of education.