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Where Even Nightmares Are Classified: Psychiatric Care at Guantánamo

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:12:36 GMT

A guard tower at a now-empty detention block at Guantánamo Bay. The prison, where nearly 800 men were held over the years, now has 60 detainees.Secrecy, mistrust and the shadow of interrogation at the American prison limited doctors’ ability to treat mental illness among detainees.


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Canada Today: Emissions Policy, Bird-Hunting and Meat Pie

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:09:00 GMT

Jerry Hussey, left, and Shannon Mouland hunting turr, a migratory seabird, off Bonavista, Newfoundland.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with leaders to discuss carbon emissions, Canadian women’s golf got a shot in the arm and history was made on a telecast.


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Canada Strikes a Deal to Cut Carbon Emissions by Putting a Price on Them

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:48:28 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions that relies on fossil fuel taxes and cap-and-trade systems of emission allowances.



Canada Wonders, if U.S. Balks, Is Carbon Pricing Still the Answer?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:05:18 GMT

A cement plant in Richmond, British Columbia. The Canadian government is pushing a national plan to reduce emissions.Donald J. Trump’s stance on climate change has ignited a debate over a plan by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reduce carbon emissions by putting a price on them.


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Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:00:26 GMT

Workers in a lettuce field this past week at a farm in Alamar, outside Havana.Consumption by visitors — nearly 3.5 million last year — is overwhelming supplies and raising prices, forcing families to make do with even less than usual.


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Muslim Women in Hijab Break Barriers: ‘Take the Good With the Bad’

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:36:13 GMT

Ginella Massa, 29, a TV reporter for CityNews in Toronto, is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to wear a hijab at one of the city’s major news broadcasters.Even as reports of hate crimes against Muslims rise in America and Canada, hijabis are appearing in makeup ads, beauty pageants and news anchor chairs.


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Rio Proposal: Tax Tourists to Help Them When They Are Mugged

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:56:01 GMT

The beach at Ipanema, popular among foreign visitors and natives of Rio de Janeiro alike.The mayor-elect, Marcelo Crivella, is promoting the new idea as a way to bolster tourism in the crime-plagued city.


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Bolivia Detains Chief of Airline in Colombia Crash

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:18:11 GMT

Investigators also seized files from the airline in a widening inquiry into the crash in Colombia of a jet carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense.



In Compromise, Brazil’s Supreme Court Allows Senate Leader to Stay

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:12:24 GMT

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an order by one of its justices to suspend Renan Calheiros, the president of the Senate.The court ended a tense standoff between the judiciary and Congress when it rejected an order by one of its justices to remove Renan Calheiros from his post.


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Camilo Cienfuegos Journal: In Cuban Town That Hershey Built, Memories Both Bitter and Sweet

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:49:00 GMT

The Camilo Cienfuegos train station in Cuba, where Hershey signs still hang in a nod to a bygone era, when the town produced sugar for Milton S. Hershey, the American chocolate baron.A sugar-refinery village founded a century ago by the American chocolate baron has since lost much of its luster. But local pride lingers.


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A Proposal for a Canadian National Bird Ruffles Feathers

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:13:10 GMT

The gray jay is the Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s choice for Canada’s national bird.The Royal Canadian Geographic Society assembled experts who chose the little-seen gray jay, though the popular vote went for the loon.


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Brazil’s Senate Leader Refuses Justice’s Order to Step Down

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:07:13 GMT

Legal scholars said the Supreme Court could issue a warrant for the arrest of the Senate chief, Renan Calheiros, potentially causing a full-blown constitutional crisis.



Itamatatuba Journal: A Floating Courthouse Takes the Rule of Law to Brazil’s Frontier

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:30:40 GMT

The King Benedict, a riverboat that serves as a floating courtroom on the Amazon River, during its visit to Itamatatuba, Brazil.A three-story riverboat braves choppy currents, malarial mosquitoes and the threat of pirates to provide justice on the Amazon.


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Supreme Court Justice Removes Brazil’s Senate Leader Amid Graft Case

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:05:02 GMT

Renan Calheiros attended a session at the Federal Senate in Basillia, Brazil, last week.The ruling to remove Renan Calheiros comes as tensions have escalated between Congress and the judiciary over corruption investigations.


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Thousands in Brazil Protest Gutting of Anticorruption Measures

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:45:28 GMT

Protesters along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday voiced their displeasure with political leaders in both houses of Brazil’s Congress.Street demonstrations focused more on the leaders of Congress than on the beleaguered president, Michel Temer.


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Bonavista Journal: Hunting ‘Turr’ in Newfoundland’s Frigid Waters

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:53:15 GMT

Along Newfoundland’s coast, hunters rise before dawn and motor their boats out into the open sea in search of turr, a migratory seabird.The annual hunt of turr, a migratory seabird, dates back to the days when Newfoundlanders needed to supplement meager winter diets, and it continues despite conservation efforts.


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Frida Kahlo, Whose Self-Portraits Spoke to the Soul

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:26:06 GMT

She defined herself by her painting, especially when she painted herself. Revisit the life of Kahlo who died 62 years ago.



Op-Ed Contributor: A Bumpy Peace for Colombia

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:37:03 GMT

A rally in support of the peace process, a few blocks from where a revised agreement was being signed, in Bogotá, Colombia, last month.The FARC is on the way to disappearing as an insurgent armed force, but peace is still uncertain.


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Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:05:38 GMT

Mr. Castro was seen as a ruthless despot by some and hailed as a hero by others.


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