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Haitian Immigrants With Temporary Status Await Trump’s Next Move

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:46:40 GMT

Jean Jubens Jeanty, 29, last week at Brooklyn College, where he will soon complete a high school diploma program. Mr. Jeanty, who is from Haiti, has temporary protected status.A program that has allowed immigrants to stay in the United States after the devastating 2010 earthquake is under review, and many fear they will be sent home.

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Canada Letter: Summer Advice From Librarians, American Friends

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:22:31 GMT

Over the past decade, Canada’s libraries have experienced a revival.In addition to a plethora of land, Canada has many libraries with extensive literary collections. As summer nears its midway point, some librarians offer their suggestions for good books by Canadian authors.

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Mexican Hacking Case Deserves Independent Inquiry, U.N. Envoys Say

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:01:56 GMT

Activists and journalists protested in Mexico City last month after a report that smartphones had been infected with spyware sold to the government to fight criminals and terrorists.Four human rights experts called for an impartial inquiry into smartphone surveillance of human rights lawyers, journalists and social activists.

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Uruguay’s Marijuana Law Turns Pharmacists Into Dealers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:59:20 GMT

Lining up to buy legal marijuana at a pharmacy on Wednesday morning in Montevideo, Uruguay.Uruguay is now the first country to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use. Supporters of the move say it could be a model for the region.

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Trump Administration Is Weighing New Sanctions Against Venezuela

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:58:04 GMT

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela on Tuesday in Caracas, the capital.Administration officials say they want President Nicolás Maduro to hold off on coming elections seen by critics as a power grab.

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War Crimes Office May Be Closed in State Dept. Reorganization

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:13:44 GMT

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson in Istanbul this month. A State Department spokeswoman said decisions on restructuring were not yet final.Human rights advocates warned that closing the office could hurt American efforts to bring war criminals to justice.

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After Decades of War, Colombian Farmers Face a New Test: Peace

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:39 GMT

A farmer in La Hormiga at his pepper seed field. After the end of a long war with FARC rebels, Colombia is trying to encourage farmers to turn away from coca.The FARC rebels have disarmed and joined the government to wean farmers off illicit crops. But in poor villages, the lure of drug money is still strong.

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A Defender of the Constitution, With No Legal Right to Live Here

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:00:19 GMT

Lizbeth Mateo in her office in a day laborer center in Pasadena. Ms. Mateo, now a lawyer, was born in Mexico and has lived in the United States for years as an undocumented immigrant.Leading a new wave of defiant activism, Lizbeth Mateo is one of a few undocumented immigrants working as a lawyer in immigration courts.

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Paraglide Over Peru in 360

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Take a ride in 360 degrees with the paraglider Ricardo Mares, who is a regular over Lima’s cliffs.

Venezuelans Rebuke Their President by a Staggering Margin

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:08:52 GMT

Voters in Caracas, Venezuela, participated in a nationwide exercise known as “popular consultation” on Sunday.More than 98 percent of voters sided with the opposition in answering three yes-or-no questions drafted with the aim of weakening Nicolás Maduro’s legitimacy.

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Exodus From a Historic Puerto Rican Town, With No End in Sight

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:41:35 GMT

An abandoned furniture store in Lares, P.R. The town in the mountainous heart of the Caribbean island has lost more people to migration than any other municipality since 2010.Even on an island facing economic collapse and population loss, Lares, a picturesque mountain town, stands out. It has lost almost a quarter of its population since 2000.

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Yoro Journal: Every Year, the Sky ‘Rains Fish.’ Explanations Vary.

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:24:43 GMT

La Unión, a small rural community in Honduras, where residents report an annual “rain fish” and where, four days before, locals recovered silver sardines that had supposedly fallen from the sky.Residents of La Unión, Honduras, say that after a fierce storm, the ground is covered with small fish. “A blessing from God,” one farmer said.

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After a Harrowing Flight From U.S., Refugees Find Asylum in Canada

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:09:33 GMT

Razak Iyal, 35, center left, and Seidu Mohammed, 24, center right, volunteering at the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute in Winnipeg.Two Ghanaian refugees suffered extreme frostbite — losing nearly all of their fingers — while fleeing the United States. Six months later, they are rebuilding their lives in Canada.

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Where Slaves Arrived in Brazil

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Rio de Janeiro’s Valongo Wharf, an entry point for an estimated 900,000 slaves, has been named a Unesco World Heritage site.

Brazil’s Gateway for Slaves, Now a World Heritage Site

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:00:01 GMT

Unesco called the Valongo Wharf “a testimony to one of the most brutal episodes in the history of humankind.”