The Americas
An old scourge returns
Brazilians are increasingly going hungry
As covid-19 rages, many poorer people can no longer afford enough food
Off the grid
Why it is easy to get lost in Costa Rica
The country uses a mix of vague places, distances and compass directions as addresses
A long way down
Why Latin America’s economy has been so badly hurt by covid-19
Global GDP contracted by 3% last year, but that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell by 7%
A terrible accident in Mexico City
The collapse of a Mexico City railway bridge kills 25 people
Current and past mayors with presidential aspirations may be blamed
Peru ponders: whose fish are they anyway?
A bid to protect part of the Pacific raises legal conundrums
A presidential power grab
El Salvador’s parliament sacks the country’s top judges
President Nayib Bukele is proving even less of a democrat than his opponents feared
Taxing times
Protests in Colombia derail an important tax reform
The unpopular bill was going to be Iván Duque’s legacy
How will Latin America’s covid-19 bill be paid?
Colombia is a test case of the difficult fiscal decisions governments will face
Sergeant López Obrador
Mexico’s president is giving the armed forces new powers
They have not held such sway since the 1940s
Thyme, the great healer
Venezuela’s despot touts a herbal quack cure for covid-19
Meanwhile, hospitals lack water and vaccines are scarce
Cuba’s new leadership will have to deliver results fast
Younger Cubans are digitally connected and impatient with the socialist regime
A wider welcome
Canada wants to attract more immigrants
As a result, it is changing the standards for who can gain entry

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