‘We’re suddenly drowning in people’: Argentinians flock to Uruguay amid pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uruguay About 15,000 to 20,000 Argentinians are estimated to have moved to Uruguay since the pandemic began Uruguay’s beach resort of Punta del Este. Thanks to a large testing Läs mer…

Global preparation: how different countries planned for the second wave of Covid-19

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Coronavirus outbreak Lockdowns brought temporary relief to some but, everywhere, test and trace is key Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage By the beach Läs mer…

The big picture: hard times in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gregory Crewdson’s photographs understood social distancing before it became reality. His landscapes, which have a broken-down, apocalyptic cast, usually include a few figures, set adrift in different ways, apparently Läs mer…

How monopolies can leave you all at sea

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Economic history is to economics what historical fiction is to literature – underappreciated, but recently returned to the limelight. Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall reinforced the idea that reimagining the Läs mer…

Wild plants of Barbados illustrated on plantation ledgers – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Artist Annalee Davis was walking in fields once used for sugarcane in her Barbados homeland when she spotted unfamiliar plants. “I was taught to see them as weeds but Läs mer…

Covid warnings ring out as Latin America bids to return to normality

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Americas The region has seen some of the longest lockdowns in the world but experts are urging countries not to reopen too soon Diners enjoy a meal Läs mer…

Canada unveils 'swirl, gargle and spit' Covid test for school-aged children

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canada Test, which is only offered to children in British Columbia, involves gargling saline solution and spitting it into a tube A healthcare worker conducts a Covid-19 test at Läs mer…

Bolivia's rightwing interim president withdraws from election race

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bolivia Jeanine Añez says she wants to avoid splitting the vote for others running against socialist Luís Arce of Evo Morales’s MAS party Jeanine Añez announcing her withdrawal on Läs mer…

'Times have changed': Barbadians in Reading welcome republic plans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; An old saying Peter Small learned from his father growing up on Barbados sprang to his mind this week as the Caribbean island declared its intention to remove the Läs mer…

Outcry as super-rich Trump donor given permission to avoid Canada quarantine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A billionaire backer of Donald Trump who has been outspoken in her criticism of coronavirus restrictions was granted an exemption to a mandatory quarantine when she visited Canada by Läs mer…

Activists outraged that sacred Chilean island is listed for sale for $20m

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Chile Guafo, a 50,000-acre island, is a hotspot for marine biodiversity and part of the ancestral land of the Mapuche people Guafo and its waters are being offered for Läs mer…

Silence reigns on the US-backed coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Evo Morales Silence reigns on the US-backed coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia Mark Weisbrot The Organization of American States had a key role in the destruction of Läs mer…

'I was stressed but happy': weddings, Haitian style – a photo essay

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As anti-government protesters in Haiti’s capital blocked principal roads and clashed with police last year, Stanley Joseph and Daphne Gerard used the city’s winding and potholed backstreets to make Läs mer…

Ontario announces new restrictions and steep fines amid Covid-19 surge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canada Premier Doug Ford to limit size of indoor gatherings to 10, down from 50, saying ‘crisis is far from over’ The Ontario premier, Doug Ford, said: ‘We will Läs mer…

Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as it travelled at 150km/h Läs mer…

Chevron refuses to pay for the 'Amazon Chernobyl' | Alec Baldwin and Paul Paz y Miño

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; At a time when so many black Americans, Indigenous peoples, people of colour and white allies are protesting at systemic racism, we’d like to highlight a different story of Läs mer…

Chinese fishing armada plundered waters around Galápagos, data shows

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Seascape: the state of our oceans Galápagos Islands Hundreds of vessels caught logging 73,000 hours of fishing in just one month in new analysis Satellite images show ships next Läs mer…

Hot tub crime machine: Canada hit by bizarre daylight robberies

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Robbers steal seven hot tubs through trucking scam Heist follows similar theft of C$230,000 cargo of beef Police in Canada believe a sophisticated network of criminals is targeting transport Läs mer…

Teenage dreamers: growing up in rural Argentina – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Guille and Belinda are two cousins who spent their summers dreaming of becoming famous singers – then love and motherhood arrived 2003 Alessandra Sanguinetti followed cousins Guillermina and Belinda’s Läs mer…

Global report: Chinese border city enters 'wartime' mode to tackle Covid outbreak

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has locked down a city on its border with Myanmar and launched a campaign to test the city’s entire population of more than 200,000 people. Officials in Ruili Läs mer…

Southern hemisphere has record low flu cases amid Covid lockdowns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Health systems across the southern hemisphere were bracing a few months ago for their annual surge in influenza cases, which alongside Covid-19 could have overwhelmed hospitals. They never came. Läs mer…

British Columbia pioneers programme to offer safer alternatives to street drugs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a North American first, Canada’s westernmost province has announced plans to provide more legal alternatives to street drugs like fentanyl for people at risk of an overdose, and Läs mer…

Venezuela government accused of grisly crimes against humanity in UN report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Venezuela’s president and top ministers are responsible for probable crimes against humanity including extrajudicial killings and the systematic use of torture, UN investigators have concluded. In a scathing, in-depth Läs mer…