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- Brazil’s former president Bolsonaro applies for six-month US tourist visaby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-31 at 00:17
Former Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has applied for a six-month tourist visa to remain in the United States, his lawyer said on Monday, despite calls for any US visas held by Bolsonaro to be revoked following violent protests in Brasilia.
- Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has applied for US visaon 2023-01-30 at 22:10
The ex-president, currently staying in Florida, wants to “enjoy being a tourist”, his lawyer says.
- Why Dolphins Help Fishermen in Southern Brazilby Asher Elbein on 2023-01-30 at 20:01
Bottlenose dolphins help Brazilian fishermen pull in their catch, and researchers have worked out what the marine mammals get from the cooperative hunting.
- What Happened to Canada’s Cold War Relics?by Ian Austen on 2023-01-30 at 14:09
Few of the sites built to protect Canadians from a radioactive cloud of destruction have been preserved.
- Brazilian police hunt dangerous prisoners after jail breakon 2023-01-30 at 12:05
The three inmates, one a notorious drug lord, lowered themselves from a window using bed-sheets.
- Peru’s Boluarte urges Congress to bring 2024 elections forwardby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-30 at 04:35
Peruvian President Dina Boluarte on Sunday urged lawmakers to reconsider a proposal to advance elections to later this year, promising she would propose a constitutional reform to move general elections to October if lawmakers fail to do so.
- ‘Everything that we are seeing in Haiti is the direct consequence of US and Western imperialism’by FRANCE24 on 2023-01-30 at 04:09
Civilian protesters and police have been marching through Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince to demonstrate against a slew of killings of police officers by armed gangs in worsening violence in the Caribbean nation. Streets were blocked with barricades the day after gangs, who control much of Haiti and regularly kidnap people for ransom, attacked police headquarters in Liancourt, a town in the north of Haiti, killing six officers. For more on the gang violence that has ripped through the country, FRANCE 24 is joined by Dr. Jean Eddy Saint-Paul, Haitian American sociologist, professor, scholar, and public intellectual who currently serves as a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY,) where he’s the founding director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute.
- New York City breaks 50-year record of longest winter without snowby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-30 at 00:37
The idea of New York in wintertime conjures up images of Manhattan’s Times Square and Central Park shrouded in snow. Not this year.
- Memphis police dissolve unit charged with murder of Black motorist Tyre Nicholsby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-29 at 06:52
The Memphis police chief disbanded the city’s so-called Scorpion unit on Saturday, citing a “cloud of dishonor” from newly released video that showed some of its officers beating Tyre Nichols to death after stopping the Black motorist.
- Peru Congress rejects President Boluarte’s request to hold early electionsby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-28 at 07:34
Peru’s Congress rejected on Saturday a request by embattled President Dina Boluarte to bring forward elections to December 2023, as protests that have killed dozens rage on against her leadership.
- Álvaro Colom, Guatemalan President Who Fought for the Indigenous, Dies at 71by Elisabeth Malkin on 2023-01-28 at 02:46
He expanded access to education and health care in Indigenous villages and provided aid to the poor in a country scarred by deep inequalities and decades of civil war.
- Graphic video released of US police officers beating Black motorist Tyre Nicholsby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-28 at 01:42
The city of Memphis released shocking, graphic video footage on Friday of the violent encounter between Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, and the five police officers charged with murder in his beating death after a traffic stop earlier this month.
- Fugitive Gillespie brothers may have been killed in Brazilon 2023-01-27 at 21:18
Detectives confirm they have shared their concerns with the families of James and Barry Gillespie.
- Copa América Will Return to U.S. in 2024by Victor Mather and Tariq Panja on 2023-01-27 at 19:35
The relocation of the South American soccer championship is part of an agreement that also includes expanded events for clubs and women in the Americas.
- Move Over Moses and Zoroaster: Manhattan Has a New Female Lawgiverby Dan Bilefsky on 2023-01-27 at 18:18
The artist Shahzia Sikander calls the eight-foot sculpture she has placed atop a New York courthouse an urgent form of “resistance.”
- Peru’s president asks Congress to bring vote forward amid deadly protestsby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-27 at 17:35
Embattled Peru President Dina Boluarte on Friday urged Congress to advance elections slated for April 2024 to December 2023 as protests against her leadership that have left dozens dead continue.
- US on edge over video of fatal Memphis police beatingby NEWS WIRES on 2023-01-27 at 17:31
The southern US city of Memphis braced itself for unrest Friday as authorities prepared to release a video depicting the fatal assault of a Black man by five police officers who, the victim’s mother said, “beat him to a pulp.”
- Seeking justice in Peru: Meeting the victims of the government’s forced sterilisation programby Annette YOUNG on 2023-01-27 at 16:38
A judicial investigation is finally underway after Peru carried out a forced sterilisation program of mainly indigenous women during the late 1990s. Our reporter meets some of the victims who are still suffering to this day. Also Sudan’s newest recruits to martial arts are now fearing the fact they are women will see authorities demand an end to their involvement. Plus what it’s like to be a female DJ in Egypt, a country not renowned for promoting women’s rights and where DJs in general are frowned upon by authorities.
- ‘We Have to Come Here to Be Seen’: Protesters Descend on Limaby Mitra Taj and Marco Garro on 2023-01-27 at 14:34
Peru’s unrest continues unabated as the demonstrations move to the country’s capital and the government doubles down on portraying demonstrators as pawns for nefarious interests.
- Teenage Rapper, Rooted in Mapuche Identity, Roars for Indigenous Rightsby John Bartlett and Tomás Munita on 2023-01-27 at 10:00
MC Millaray, 16, an emerging music star in Chile, uses her fierce lyrics to convey five centuries of struggles by the country’s largest Indigenous group against European colonizers.
- Haiti police riot on streets after gang attacks on officerson 2023-01-27 at 09:24
The protesters blame the government for not taking action over a number of gang attacks on police stations and officers.
- Former Memphis police officers charged with murder in death of Tyre Nicholsby FRANCE24 on 2023-01-27 at 07:21
Five ex-Memphis police officers were charged on Thursday with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died three days after a traffic stop, prosecutors said.
- Peru unrest: Police to dismantle roadblocks set by protesterson 2023-01-27 at 04:51
The government says security forces will take down barricades set up by opponents of President Dina Boluarte.