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Economic growth in Latin America is expected to rebound in 2019 after years of subpar growth, particularly in Brazil. That said, the Argentine and Venezuelan economies are posed contract while policies in Mexico are weighing on its economy. We anticipate global central bank easing and local government policies aimed at liberalizing private sectors in key Latin American economies to be drivers of positive market sentiment this year.
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Hurricanes May Kill Some Birds, but Humans Are the Real Threat
by James Gorman on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 am
When the time comes to assess the environmental damage from Hurricane Dorian, one species may be extinct, but it's not Dorian's fault
GM strike: auto workers accept ‘sacrifice’ to fight management 'greed’
by Tom Perkins in Detroit on September 17, 2019 at 6:00 am
United Auto Workers called a strike on Sunday for the first time in over a decade as contract negotiations reached an impasseUncertainty, apprehension and stress were the words people picketing General Motors workers at the car company’s sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant used to […]
Amazon deforestation is driven by criminal networks, report finds
by Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro on September 17, 2019 at 3:00 am
Criminals threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people, Human Rights Watch findsDeforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people […]
Venezuela’s Maduro Trains Sights on Opposition’s Last Bastion: Congress
by Anatoly Kurmanaev and Ana Vanessa Herrero on September 17, 2019 at 2:18 am
President Maduro’s Socialist Party legislators are retaking their seats in Congress, threatening the power base of Juan Guaidó, the congressional leader who has also claimed the presidency.
A Family’s Dedication to Beef Lives On at Don Julio in Buenos Aires
by Peter Kaminsky on September 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm
The owner, Pablo Rivero, shepherded the restaurant from its beginnings as a mom-and-pop restaurant to its current perch as the top steakhouse in Argentina.
Francisco Toledo obituary
by Jo Tuckman on September 16, 2019 at 3:58 pm
Mexican artist whose work paid homage to the myths he imbibed growing up in an indigenous Zapotec familyThe Mexican artist and activist Francisco Toledo, who has died aged 79, was best known for paintings, prints and ceramics that paid homage to the myths and stories he imbibed growing up in an […]
'Caught defenseless in the crossfire': Rio families cope with deaths by police violence
by Caio Barretto Briso in Rio de Janeiro on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 am
Rio de Janeiro police have killed a record number of people in the name of Wilson Witzel’s war on drugs, and many say it’s civilian lives being lostNight has fallen on Rio de Janeiro’s Albert Schweitzer hospital, and in its 11th-floor intensive care unit Enzo Coutinho dozes in his […]
Toronto Raptors Introduce Branded Hijabs
by Mariel Padilla on September 16, 2019 at 4:11 am
The hijabs were inspired by a group based in Toronto that promotes Muslim women in sports.
Bahamas Is Spared as Tropical Storm Humberto Moves Away
by Rachel Knowles and Kirk Semple on September 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm
The Bahamas had been bracing for a possible direct hit, but heavy rain appeared to be the worst of a new storm’s impact.
Top Canadian Intelligence Official Charged With Leaking Secrets
by Ian Austen on September 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm
Cameron Ortis, a senior official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s intelligence unit, faces three charges under a 2012 security of information law.
What Will It Take to Get Your Vote in October?
by Ian Austen on September 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm
Canadian election campaigns have shifted public opinion in recent years. We want to know what it will take to get your vote on Oct. 21.
New Potential Tropical Storm Threatens Bahamas
by Daniel Victor and Rachel Knowles on September 14, 2019 at 12:30 am
A weather system could bring up to six inches of rain and prompt flooding in an area already battered by Hurricane Dorian.
Bahamas says undocumented Haitians are safe, for now
by Frances Robles and Rachel Knowles on September 13, 2019 at 10:09 pm
More than 2,000 people evacuated to Nassau from ravaged islands, almost all Haitian, are in shelters with nowhere to go. ‘Some dogs are living better.&rsquo
Cruise Ships, Long Contentious in Bahamas, Offer Lifeline After Dorian
by Frances Robles on September 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm
After the Category 5 hurricane, companies that often have a difficult relationship with the Bahamas have stepped in to help with relief. But is it enough to repair their image?
Deadly Fires Stun Rio: A Boys Soccer Dorm, a Storied Museum, and Now a Hospital
by Ernesto Londoño on September 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm
At least 11 patients were killed in a fire at a Rio de Janeiro hospital, once again raising questions about hazardous building conditions in the city.
Salvadorans, Washington’s Builders, Face Expulsion Under Trump
by Nelson D. Schwartz on September 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm
Tens of thousands of workers in and around the capital were here legally because of adversity in their homeland. Now they are fighting to stay.
Brazil environment minister to meet US climate denier group before UN summit
by Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro on September 13, 2019 at 7:00 am
Ricardo Salles to meet Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)Critics say Bolsonaro lacks commitment to fight climate crisisBrazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, will meet a rightwing US advocacy group that denies climate change, just four days before the United Nations Climate Action […]
Reclaimed lakes and giant airports: how Mexico City might have looked
by Feike de Jong on September 13, 2019 at 6:00 am
The Mexican capital was founded by Aztecs on an island in a vast lake. No wonder water flows through so many of its unbuilt projectsEver since Mexico City was founded on an island in the lake of Texcoco its inhabitants have dreamed of water: containing it, draining it and now retaining […]
A 2,000km journey through the Amazon rainforest - podcast
by Presented by Anushka Asthana with Tom Phillips and Rhik Samadder; produced by India Rakusen, Cheeka Eyers, Gary Marshall, Iain Chambers and Axel Kacoutié; executive producers Nicole Jackson and Phil Maynard on September 13, 2019 at 2:00 am
Tom Phillips describes his recent Amazon trip and examines the impact of the new era of wrecking ushered in by Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro. Also, Rhik Samadder on coping with depression when your job involves trying to amuse peopleAfter Brazil’s unusually severe Amazon burning […]
‘This Takes Away All Hope’: Rule Bars Most Applicants for Asylum in U.S.
by Azam Ahmed and Paulina Villegas on September 13, 2019 at 12:33 am
The new rule will likely place many more migrants in danger as they debate whether to remain in Mexico as asylum seekers, try their luck in an increasingly hostile United States or return home.
Number of Missing in Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian Plummets
by Reuters on September 12, 2019 at 8:48 pm
The count is falling as the government cross-references the names of people reported missing with those who have sought shelter or been evacuated from the islands.
After Hurricane Dorian, 2,500 Reported Missing in Bahamas
by Rachel Knowles and Frances Robles on September 12, 2019 at 8:46 pm
The names have yet to be checked against those who sought shelter or evacuated. The number of confirmed dead from the storm remained at 50.
Cockpit coffee spill caused transatlantic flight diversion, air investigators say
by PA Media on September 12, 2019 at 5:26 pm
Control panel was damaged during Condor flight after captain put cup on tray tableA pilot spilling coffee in the cockpit of a plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean forced it to turn back and land in Ireland.The hot coffee damaged an audio control panel, which gave off an electrical burning smell and […]
Paraguay may deploy troops after Brazilian gangster escapes in shootout
by Will Costa in Asunción on September 12, 2019 at 4:14 pm
President’s announcement prompts concerns for civil liberties in a country which only emerged from military rule in 1989Mario Abdo Benítez has announced plans to amend Paraguay’s constitution to allow the military a greater role in the battle against increasingly brazen and […]
For Poison Dart Frogs, Markings Matter When It Comes to Survival
by Veronique Greenwood on September 12, 2019 at 3:51 pm
An experiment found that white-striped frogs were less effective at scaring off predators than frogs with yellow stripes. Yet both populations are thriving.
Deforestation damage goes far beyond the Amazon
by Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent on September 12, 2019 at 1:39 pm
West Africa and Congo basin are hotspots for forest loss but receive lower global attentionWorld losing forest the size of UK each year, report findsThe burning of the Amazon has caused alarm around the world, from the Vatican to the G7, and there are fears that unless the fires are stopped swiftly […]
'Everyone gets paid': Mexico’s migration networks are thriving despite crackdown
by Nina Lakhani in La Técnica, Guatemala on September 12, 2019 at 8:00 am
President López Obrador says new immigration plan is working, but huge numbers of people still travel north – aided by smugglers’ bribesMario Rosales is organising travel arrangements for his latest clients, a Honduran woman and her two primary school-aged children hoping to […]
Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else
by Christopher Flavelle on September 11, 2019 at 10:49 pm
As the costs of climate change mount, the country has begun forcing flooded homeowners to move, prompting clashes over what counts as fair.
Oil Befouls Bahamas Coastline After Hurricane Dorian
by Frances Robles on September 11, 2019 at 5:26 pm
Equinor, the Norwegian company that owns terminals damaged in the storm, said it was investigating whether they were the source.
New Electric Eel Is Most Shocking Yet
by Emma Goldberg on September 11, 2019 at 5:04 pm
Packing 860 volts, the newly discovered species “will not kill a healthy person.” Still, it has jolted scientists.