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Nicaragua under growing pressure to end crackdown on political opponents
In recent weeks, authorities in Nicaragua have stepped up the persecution of President Daniel Ortega’s political rivals in particular.
Erin Cunningham · 42 minutes ago
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Other countries use ranked-choice voting. Has its moment in the U.S. arrived?
New Yorkers are voting in a system that finds parallels in other Western democracies. Its advocates believe the rest of the country should follow suit.
Ishaan Tharoor
Pressure builds to open U.S.-Canada border
Ottawa says fully vaccinated Canadians returning to the country can skip some quarantine requirements next month. Americans remain out of luck.
Amanda Coletta
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Two Catholic churches on Canadian Indigenous land destroyed in ‘suspicious’ fires, police say
The separate fires arrive less than a month after the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found at a former residential school in British Columbia once operated by the Roman Catholic Church.
Andrea Salcedo
NHL
A 16-year-old named Taya was selected in the OHL draft, and she can make ‘little girls dream’
Taya Currie, a goaltender from Parkhill, Ontario, was chosen in the 14th round of the OHL draft — at No. 267 overall — by the Sarnia Sting.
Samantha Pell
Colombians have thronged to anti-government protests. Hundreds have gone missing.
Eighty-four remain unaccounted for.
Ana Vanessa Herrero
Attacks in Mexican border city kill at least 14 people
Reynosa, about 10 miles from McAllen, Tex., has seen a wave of violence.
Paulina Villegas
World
Lotteries as public health incentives began before covid-19
As U.S. states adopt vaccine lotteries, the idea, championed by global health researchers, has begun to catch on.
Claire Parker and Sammy Westfall
Video of police officer kneeling on neck of Black 14-year-old boy prompts outrage in Montreal
The 14-year-old, who has not been publicly identified because he is a minor, does not appear to have been physically harmed by the encounter. But his mother told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that he is now afraid to leave the house.
Antonia Noori Farzan
Soccer
FIFA punishes Mexico for fans’ repeated use of homophobic slur
Soccer’s international governing body ordered the Mexican program to stage two official home matches without spectators.
Steven Goff
Today's WorldView Analysis
In nationalizing Juneteenth, the U.S. is still late to the hemisphere’s party
Juneteenth celebrations in the United States are of a piece with celebrations of Black liberation from the Caribbean, where the moment of emancipation is more closely tethered to histories of independence from Europe’s colonial empires.
Ishaan Tharoor
World Bank declines to help El Salvador adopt bitcoin, citing environmental and transparency concerns
The global development organization cited "environmental and transparency shortcomings."
Antonia Noori Farzan
World
With election fraud claims, Peru’s Keiko Fujimori takes a page from the Trump playbook. She’s not alone.
Fujimori’s approach, following Trump’s effort to discredit the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election over false fraud claims, could signal the emergence of a trend.
Anthony Faiola, Claire Parker and Terrence McCoy
An unmarked gravesite drags a not-so-distant horror back into the spotlight. Is this a real reckoning?
The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School draws new attention to Canada's treatment of First Nations people — for now, at least.
Amanda Coletta
Morning Mix
Nicaragua’s government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders. Their relatives don’t know where they are.
As President Daniel Ortega's government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders in recent weeks, many of their relatives say they don't know where they're being held and have been denied visits.
Andrea Salcedo
Today's WorldView Analysis
Biden and the G-7 fell short on vaccines
"The 2021 G7 will go down in history as another turning point where history failed to turn."
Ishaan Tharoor
Morning Mix
Mexican police found a dismembered woman in an ex-butcher’s basement. He may have killed at least 17 others.
Weeks after authorities began excavating the home of a 72-year-old former butcher accused of killing and dismembering a woman, they found 3,787 bone fragments that belong to at least 17 victims.
Andrea Salcedo
Europe
G-7 takes stronger stand against China, at U.S. urging
The leaders said they would challenge Beijing’s “non-market policies” and pushed for greater transparency on the origins of the coronavirus.
Karla Adam, Ashley Parker, Tyler Pager and John Hudson
National
Central American women are fleeing domestic violence amid a pandemic. Few find refuge in U.S.
Though President Biden quickly signed several executive orders to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s most draconian policies, a number of other restrictive measures and rulings that directly affect domestic violence survivors remain in place.
Paulina Villegas
Did Biden give Boris Johnson a $6,000 bike and get a Wikipedia printout in return? Not exactly.
For starters, the bicycle only cost $1,800, and Johnson will likely have to pay for it himself if he wants to keep it.
Antonia Noori Farzan
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