Colombians Fill Streets in Protest, Riding Region’s Wave of Discontent

Colombians Fill Streets in Protest, Riding Region’s Wave of Discontent

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombians angry with President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands on Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation’s recent history. Students, teachers and labor union organizers marched across the country protesting everything from economic More...

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Impeachment, Israel, Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Your Friday Briefing
By asif On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Impeachment, Israel, Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Your Friday Briefing

‘A domestic political errand’ Investigators concluded a momentous three-day stretch of public impeachment hearings before the inquiry takes a weeklong break for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. There are no More...

After Disastrous Epstein Interview, Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties
By asif On Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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After Disastrous Epstein Interview, Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties

LONDON — Prince Andrew announced on Wednesday that he would step back from public life, seeking to contain a firestorm over his ties to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein that threatened to scorch the entire More...

As Violence Grips Bolivia, Congress Moves Toward New Elections
By asif On Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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As Violence Grips Bolivia, Congress Moves Toward New Elections

EL ALTO, Bolivia — As Bolivia was gripped by chaos this week, with the military opening fire on protesters who have been blocking food and fuel from reaching the capital, La Paz, political leaders scrambled More...

Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79

At his death, Mr. Matura was working with Mr. Kent on a musical version of “Playboy of the West Indies.” Mr. Kent said it was expected to go into production in 2021. Mr. Matura seldom strayed in his work from More...

British Debate, West Bank, Hong Kong: Your Wednesday Briefing
By asif On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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British Debate, West Bank, Hong Kong: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the Johnson-Corbyn face-off in Britain, the mood on the ground in the West Bank, and parents’ pleas for Hong Kong students. British More...

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil Rose Sharply on Bolsonaro’s Watch
By asif On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Amazon Deforestation in Brazil Rose Sharply on Bolsonaro’s Watch

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Amazon rainforest in Brazil lost an area about 12 times the size of New York City from August 2018 through July of this year, according to government data released Monday, which shows that More...

Impeachment, Israel, California: Your Tuesday Briefing
By asif On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Impeachment, Israel, California: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering impeachment testimony in Washington, a reversal of U.S. policy on Israeli settlements and a reappraisal of the artist More...

U.S. Drone Strikes Stymie ISIS in Southern Libya
By asif On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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U.S. Drone Strikes Stymie ISIS in Southern Libya

The heightened American counterterrorism operations in southern Libya come against the backdrop of a four-year civil war being fought in the north, a fight in which Russia is now pushing far more directly to shape More...

Hong Kong Violence Escalates as Police and Protesters Clash at University
By asif On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Hong Kong Violence Escalates as Police and Protesters Clash at University

HONG KONG — Hundreds of Hong Kong activists armed with firebombs and bows-and-arrows on Monday battled riot police who have laid a days-long siege to a university, the most violent confrontation yet in a half-year More...