Cuba’s new president vows to modernise economy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Successor to Raúl Castro promises no ‘capitalist restoration’ Miguel Díaz-Castro, 57, is first non-Castro to lead Cuba in 60 years Cuba’s new president has promised to modernize the country’s economy and make the government more responsive to its people, even Läs mer…

‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada’s indigenous women fight for equality

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Canada recently passed an amendment to end inequality, but a lack of timeline means a colonial-era act still holds back indigenous women As a child, Sharon McIvor spent her days roaming her grandmother’s First Nations community deep in British Columbia, Läs mer…

Trump of the tropics: the ‘dangerous’ candidate leading Brazil’s presidential race

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Jair Bolsonaro has openly cheered dictatorship and publicly insulted women. Now he’s deploying Trump-like tactics in his race for the presidency Jair Bolsonaro’s disciples had packed the arrivals hall of this far-flung Amazonian airport, united by their contempt for the Läs mer…

Last caribou to roam lower 48 US states all but extinct: ‘The herd is functionally lost’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Experts fear only three of South Selkirk herd, which moves from Canada into Idaho and Washington, survived winter – all female The last remaining herd of caribou to roam the contiguous United States is believed to be on the brink Läs mer…

Miguel Díaz-Canel: Cuba selects first non-Castro president in 60 years

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Díaz-Canel’s transition aims to ensure the country’s single-party system outlasts the ageing men who created it The Cuban government has selected the country’s 57-year-old first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed President Raúl Castro in a transition Läs mer…

‘Act Jamaican,’ they said when they deported me. But I’m British | Michelle Blake

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Growing up in England was hard, but the Home Office made everything so much worse when they put me on a plane I was 27 when I was deported from the UK to Jamaica, so I am not a Windrush Läs mer…

After six decades of Castro rule, Cubans greet end of era with a shrug

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Cubans greet end of the Castro era with indifference, not hope, as current vice-president Miguel Díaz-Canel is expected to replace Raúl When Cuba’s president stands down this week, it will mark the first time in nearly six decades that the Läs mer…

Video shows new hostages in Ecuador after rebels kill three journalists

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Authorities ask for help identifying two people they say were taken by same faction of Farc that kidnapped newspaper employees last week Ecuadorean authorities say a dissident rebel group has kidnapped two people in the same conflictive border area where Läs mer…

Windrush arrivals embark on a new life in UK – archive photos

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian In 1948 the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex, carrying nearly 500 settlers from Jamaica including soldiers who had fought for Britain in the second world war Continue reading…

Canada to pull diplomats’ families from Cuba embassy amid mysterious illness

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Senior Canada official cites fears of new kind of brain injury Ten Canadian personnel have been found to have symptoms Canada will remove families of diplomats posted at its embassy in Cuba as the cause of unusual health symptoms is Läs mer…

Who’s defending Canada’s national interest? First Nations facing down a pipeline | Martin Lukacs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Justin Trudeau is bailing out a Texas oil billionaire. He should be bailing out Canada’s workers and the climate. Last Saturday, Indigenous leaders stood arm-in-arm in front of the gates of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline worksite in Burnaby, British Columbia. For Läs mer…

Canada: Trudeau vows to push ahead with pipeline plans in spite of protests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian PM says he is prepared to use taxpayer dollars to fund controversial expansion opponents say will have serious environmental consequences Justin Trudeau has said Canada’s government is prepared to use taxpayer dollars to push forward plans for a controversial pipeline Läs mer…

Bruce McArthur: suspected serial killer charged with eighth murder

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam believed to have been killed in 2015 Sri Lankan living in Toronto suburbs had not been reported missing Police in Toronto have charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with an eighth murder over the death of Sri Läs mer…

Brazilian activists occupy apartment at centre of Lula corruption case

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Ex-president in jail for allegedly corruptly acquiring the property ‘If it’s Lula’s the people can stay. If not, then why is he in jail?’ Leftwing housing activists in Brazil have occupied the beachfront triplex apartment at the centre of a Läs mer…

Canada’s Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian The push towards decriminalization comes as the opioid crisis continues to claim thousands of lives on both sides of the 49th parallel With months left before Canada becomes the first country in the G7 to fully legalise marijuana, members of Läs mer…