Americas

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Colombia’s president hails capture of cartel boss Dairo Antonio Úsuga
Úsuga, one of South America’s most wanted men, arrested at rainforest hideout after massive manhunt

Tom Phillips and Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

24, Oct, 2021 @2:59 PM

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‘It still gives me nightmares’: the firefighters on the frontline as the world burns
As global heating sees a surge in wildfires, we hear from those tackling the blazes, who face injury, death and trauma, often without proper equipment or support

Sarah Johnson

24, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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BVI inquiry hears claims of systemic corruption and jury intimidation
Allegations aired against senior figures include selective granting of citizenship and drug running

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Oct, 2021 @10:18 AM

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‘We know who we are’: Inuit row raises questions over identity and ancestry
Indigenous groups in Canada have the right to self-govern – but there are fears that recognition of NunatuKavut could weaken Inuit groups’ authority

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

24, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘I was terrified’: the vet sterilizing Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos
The progeny of animals brought illegally to Colombia and kept in the drug lord’s private zoo must now be put on birth control

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

23, Oct, 2021 @4:01 AM

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Nicaraguan business leaders arrested in Ortega’s pre-election crackdown
Ortega has detained 39 opponents ahead of November election

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Aid to Haiti sent by sea to bypass rising gang violence
WFP carried out 18 voyages this month from Port-au-Prince to Miragoane, bypassing violent neighborhoods

Joe Parkin Daniels

22, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Top Saskatchewan health official moved to tears by unchecked Covid spread
Dr Saqib Shahab, the Canadian province’s chief medical officer, spoke of grief and frustration at deaths despite vaccine availability

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

21, Oct, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Chile far-right candidate rides anti-migrant wave in presidential poll
José Antonio Kast has exploited Trumpian issues ahead of November’s election despite the country’s recent leftward turn

John Bartlett in Santiago

21, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘You shouldn’t work if your kidneys are failing – but people can’t afford not to’
Global heating is having a deadly impact on Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers, who toil in temperatures of up to 45C

Joe Parkin Daniels

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, Covid inquiry finds
Brazilian president savaged for ‘macabre’ and ‘slovenly’ response to pandemic and ‘deliberate neglect’ of indigenous people

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

20, Oct, 2021 @3:22 PM

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‘Haitians are kidnapped every day’: missionary abductions shed light on growing crisis
Kidnappings of 16 Americans and a Canadian in Port-au-Prince come as hundreds of local residents face similar targeting, with at least 628 abductions so far this year

Joe Parkin Daniels

20, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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