Less Sex, More Viewers: Pandemic Boosts Mexico’s Flagging Telenovelas

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:10:46 +0000 - americas

Dismissed as too old-fashioned to compete with streaming services, the melodramas have seen viewership surge as Mexicans seek the familiar in times of distress.

Víctor Víctor, Known for the Hit ‘Mesita de Noche,’ Dies at 71

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:10:14 +0000 - americas

A singer, songwriter and producer, Mr. Víctor also worked to bring theater, music and dance lessons to underprivileged communities. He died of Covid-19.

Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 14:04:15 +0000 - americas

After fending off international criticism on rainforest destruction, President Jair Bolsonaro caved to pressure and took steps to curb deforestation and forest fires.

How Woody Vines Do the Twist

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:00:14 +0000 - americas

Slowly, scientists are learning how lianas quickly climb.

Canada’s Key Role in Creating a Once Awaited Vaccine

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 01:09:10 +0000 - americas

An American researcher created the polio vaccine, but a Toronto lab and a pioneering female scientist made its mass production possible.

Lawmakers ‘Alarmed’ by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 01:12:14 +0000 - americas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has begun an inquiry into multiple reports in the Brazilian media that the U.S. ambassador was framing negotiations over ethanol tariffs in partisan terms.

Dobby Dobson, Versatile Jamaican Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 78

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:04:52 +0000 - americas

Best known for his hit “I’m a Loving Pauper,” he was a significant figure in the evolution of Jamaican music. He died of the coronavirus.

Lizard Popsicles, Anyone?

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:00:11 +0000 - americas

The coolest reptiles on the planet occasionally freeze solid.

Justin Trudeau To Testify Before Parliament on WE Charity Scandal

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:46:00 +0000 - americas

There was no corruption, just a government working to save lives during a pandemic. That’s the message the prime minister delivered to skeptical lawmakers, and to Canadians.

One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:54:14 +0000 - americas

“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.

Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:16:14 +0000 - americas

The coronavirus is battering Latin American health systems and economies. It is also threatening the region’s fragile political freedoms.

U.N. Panel Takes Aim at Heavy-Handed Police Tactics at Protests

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:41:13 +0000 - americas

The comments by the United Nations Human Rights Committee come as the Trump administration faces growing criticism for deploying federal agents to confront Black Lives Matter protesters.