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Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:56:34 GMT

The privately owned bridge between Progreso, Tex., and Nuevo Progreso, its Mexican neighbor, is one of the busiest exit points for American corn.Private crossings to Mexico are a rich franchise under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but discussions on reopening the accord have put that bonanza at risk.


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Hopes Dashed, Relatives of Argentine Submarine Crew Turn to Grief and Anger

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:47:48 GMT

Members of the Argentine Air Force searching for the missing submarine in the South Atlantic on Tuesday.Disclosure of an explosion near the San Juan raised fears that its 44-member crew had been lost, though the search continued.


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Review: ‘Cuba and the Cameraman’ Lavishes Love on a Country … and Castro

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:00:20 GMT

“Cuba and the Cameraman” is directed by Jon Alpert, center.The filmmaker Jon Alpert has been visiting and documenting Cuba for 45 years. His new movie looks back fondly at its people and its leader.


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Politics Shadow Arrests of Citgo Executives in Venezuela Graft Inquiry

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:42:57 GMT

President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas this week. The arrests of several Citgo executives were seen by some as a further effort to consolidate his power.Critics of Venezuela’s government say the arrests of the six executives are a reflection of the country’s increasingly ruthless politics.


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Trilobites: Even Whales Have to Exfoliate

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:21 GMT

A pair of molting bowhead whales near the Canadian Pacific coast. Researchers have found the whales swim into shallow waters with big boulders to exfoliate their skin.In summer, when they move into warmer waters, bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic rub against underwater rocks to shed skin.


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Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:37:20 GMT

Orde Morton was a Canadian diplomat in 1969 when he was told that he would not be promoted because he was gay.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize next week for a program that removed perhaps thousands of gays and lesbians from the public service, the military and the Mounties.


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Silent Sub: Time Is the Enemy as Argentina Hunts a Lost Vessel

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:04:49 GMT

The Comandante Espora leaving the naval base in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Saturday as part of the search for a missing submarine.Six days after the ARA San Juan lost contact, with hopes raised and dashed, families of its 44 crew members are growing increasingly anxious.


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Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:02:14 GMT

Detroit Vegan SoulHow a 21st century Detroit navigates the dangers of regeneration is a particularly poignant question on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit race riots.


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In Mexico, Not Dead. Not Alive. Just Gone.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:00:40 GMT

Vicky Delgadillo and Carlos Saldaña, who are searching for clues about their missing children, in Xalapa, Mexico.With the drug war’s “disappeared” numbering in the tens of thousands, some families take up the search for loved ones on their own.


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Ex-Leader Wins First Round of Chile’s Presidential Vote

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:04:27 GMT

Former President Sebastián Piñera, who is seeking a return to office, walking out of the voting booth in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday.Former President Sebastián Piñera will now face Alejandro Guillier, a former news anchor, to succeed President Michelle Bachelet.


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Search for Missing Argentine Submarine Raises Grim Scenarios

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:29:24 GMT

The Argentine military submarine San Juan and crew leaving the port of Buenos Aires in 2014.Officials said earlier hopeful reports that the crew might have tried to make satellite calls in recent days appeared to be wrong.


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Pancho Segura, Tennis Great of the ’40s and ’50s, Dies at 96

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:19:17 GMT

Pancho Segura at a tournament in Cincinnati in 1944.A crowd-pleaser on the court, Segura flourished as a player for two decades and then coached Jimmy Connors in Grand Slam events in the 1970s.


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Preparing for Doomsday in a $1.5 Million Bunker Condo

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Take a step into an old missile silo that has been converted into expensive bunkers for wealthy survivalists.



As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:47:29 GMT

What remains of Lake Texcoco, in Mexico. An enormous new airport to serve Mexico City is being built in the area.An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a “global reference” for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.


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Signals Detected From Missing Argentine Submarine as Foreign Navies Join Search

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:34:08 GMT

The Protector, a British ice patrol ship, was dispatched to help in the search.Argentina’s Defense Ministry said Saturday night it had detected seven communication attempts from an Argentine Navy submarine with 44 crew members aboard, raising hopes of a rescue.


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Escaped Venezuela Opposition Leader Reaches Spain and Vows Fight

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:17:25 GMT

Antonio Ledezma, the former mayor of Caracas, speaking to the news media on Saturday after his arrival at the airport in Madrid.A day after slipping from house arrest, Antonio Ledezma met with Spain’s prime minister and voiced defiance to President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.


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In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:56:34 GMT

Judiciary police officers examining a crime scene in which a 17-year-old member of a drug gang was shot and killed after stealing a vehicle in São João de Meriti in Rio de Janeiro State.After a respite that began before the Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is reeling as ever more neighborhoods fall under the control of drug gangs.


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Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gases on Steroids’ to Enter Force

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:53:18 GMT

Supporters of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol celebrated its adoption in October 2016.A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gases, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.


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Public Health Care and Defining Canada: Readers Speak Out in the Canada Letter

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:03:39 GMT

A campus of the Ottawa Hospital.In this week’s newsletter for about Canadians, our readers offer their thoughts on how the public health care system has come to define the country.


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Antonio Ledezma, Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Flees to Colombia

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:37:46 GMT

Antonio Ledezma holding a Venezuelan flag on Friday at the Camilo Daza airport in Cucuta, Colombia.His trip was a major embarrassment for President Nicolás Maduro, who has sought to silence opponents.


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Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:22:24 GMT

Though Magellanic penguins, left, and Imperial cormorants both hunt fish, biologists were stumped as to why they evolved to have such different necks.Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.


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