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Russian Warships Enter Havana Bay as Part of Planned Exercises

Russian warships arrived in Cuban waters on Wednesday as part of planned military exercises that experts say were a symbolic show of strength in reaction to continued U.S. support for…

Ancient Maya Genomes Sequenced for First Time

In the spring of 1967, workers building a small airport behind Chichén Itzá, the ancient Maya city in Mexico, ran into a problem: Their excavations had uncovered human remains in…

Diplo’s Port Antonio, Jamaica – The New York Times

Diplo, born Thomas Wesley Pentz, fell in love with Jamaica, particularly its Portland parish on the northeast coast, nearly 20 years ago. “I was D. J.ing on a cruise ship,…

Distinctive White Grizzly Dies After Being Struck on Canadian Highway

A white grizzly bear known as Nakoda became a popular presence on social media since she first appeared in public near Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies in 2020.…

No, a Remote Amazon Tribe Did Not Get Addicted to Porn

In April, I hiked more than 50 miles through the Amazon rainforest to visit the remote villages of the Marubo people. The 2,000-member tribe had recently received high-speed internet, and…

Chiquita Banana Held Liable for Paramilitary Group’s Killings During Colombian Civil War

A jury in South Florida has ruled that Chiquita Brands is liable for eight killings carried out by a right-wing paramilitary group that the company helped finance in a fertile…

Was This Sea Creature Our Ancestor? Scientists Turn a Famous Fossil on its Head.

Over the past 500 million years, vertebrates have evolved into a staggering variety of forms, from hummingbirds to elephants, bullfrogs to hammerhead sharks, not to mention our peculiar species of…

A Reporter’s Work Helped Topple Presidents. Now He Is Being Investigated.

One of Latin America’s most celebrated journalists, whose work has toppled presidents and set off criminal investigations into government wrongdoing, was recovering from an aggressive bout of chemotherapy when he…

Mexico’s Leftists Won Big. Investors Are Worried.

A final count of votes released over the weekend suggests Mexico’s leftist governing party and its allies would capture large majorities in Congress, potentially enabling the coalition to pass sweeping…

It Called Itself a Yoga School. Prosecutors Say It Was a Sex Cult.

Juan Percowicz was an accountant with an unusual side hobby: teaching self-help classes around Buenos Aires with a heavy dose of ancient philosophy and New Age spiritualism. He was a…

Biden Shut the Border to Asylum Seekers. The Question Is Whether the Order Can Be Enforced.

As of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, the U.S. border with Mexico was shut down to nearly all migrants seeking asylum in the United States. The drastic action, the result of…

Help! A Gas Station Charged Me $1,500 and My Bank Won’t Believe It’s Fraud.

Dear Tripped Up, Last October, my extended family spent a week in Todos Santos, in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, for a wedding. All went well, but when I got back,…

Help! A Gas Station Charged Me $1,500 and My Bank Won’t Believe It’s Fraud.

Dear Tripped Up, Last October, my extended family spent a week in Todos Santos, in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, for a wedding. All went well, but when I got back,…

Santiago Power Outage Leaves Over 400,000 Without Electricity

Electricity providers in Santiago, Chile’s capital, raced to restore service early Thursday after an outage left hundreds of thousands of customers without power, officials said. Around midnight, a tree fell…

Biden’s New Order Leaves Migrants at Border in Limbo Over Asylum Fate

Fabiola Yépez, a 20-year-old mother from Venezuela, was sheltering under a bridge in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, with her toddler son when she first learned of President Biden’s new executive order…

To Restrict Migrants, Biden Leans on Trump’s Favorite Immigration Law

Looking for a way to shut down the southern border in 2018, President Donald J. Trump found a 73-word provision in the asylum law that he said gave him “magical…

What to Know About Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s President-Elect

Claudia Sheinbaum’s list of accolades is long: She has earned a Ph.D. in energy engineering, participated in a United Nations panel of climate scientists awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and…

In Shift, Biden Issues Order Allowing Temporary Border Closure to Migrants

President Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday that prevents migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border when crossings surge, a dramatic election-year move to ease pressure on the…

As Mexico Elects Claudia Sheinbaum, the Departing Leader Begins His Farewell

Sunday was a historic day in Mexico, with a landslide election victory for Claudia Sheinbaum, the first woman and first Jewish person to become the country’s president. But as much…

Mexico Joins List of Latin American Nations That Have Elected Female Presidents

The presidential election in the United States this year is, yet again, a contest between two men. But in Latin America, as Mexico’s milestone election showed over the weekend, electing…

Claudia Sheinbaum’s Morena Party Dominates Mexico’s Elections

The votes are still being counted, but this much is clear: Mexico’s leftist governing party dominated Sunday’s elections. Claudia Sheinbaum, the first woman and first Jewish person to be elected…

Brazil’s Deadly Flooding Made Twice as Likely by Global Warming, Study Finds

The country’s south received three months’ rain in two weeks. Global warming has made such deluges twice as likely as before, scientists said. Source link

Margot Benacerraf, Award-Winning Venezuelan Documentarian, Dies at 97

Margot Benacerraf, a critically acclaimed Venezuelan documentary filmmaker whose hypnotic “Araya,” a visual tone poem chronicling the daily lives of salt workers on an austere peninsula on her country’s coast,…

A New Search for Ripples in Space From the Beginning of Time

The universe burst into existence 13.8 billion years ago. What happened in that earliest moment is of intense interest to anyone trying to understand why everything is the way it…