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Justin Trudeau faces calls for criminal investigation into family's charity links

WE Charity, which was awarded multimillion-dollar government contract, paid PM’s mother and wife for appearances at eventsPolitical rivals of Justin Trudeau are calling for a criminal investigation after it emerged that members of his family were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a charity to which his government recently awarded a substantial contract.The multinational WE Charity confirmed on Thursday that Trudeau’s wife, mother and brother had been paid for appearances at charity events...
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The best way for companies to incorporate ESG goals is by using data science and AI

Junta Nakai is the global industry leader for financial services at Databricks, a big data and AI company valued at $6.2 billion. In this op-ed, Nakai explains why companies looking to focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals need to use data and AI technology.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Companies and brands that want to cement themselves as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) leaders must leverage data and artificial intelligence.  Today, t...
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Thank you for not mentioning the wall, Mexican president tells Trump

Andrés Manuel López Obrador praises US president’s restraintBorder barrier was discussed privately at White House dinnerThe Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has expressed gratitude to Donald Trump for avoiding the thorny subject of the US president’s promised border wall during a summit in Washington earlier this week.López Obrador also repeated his thanks to Trump for a less “discriminatory tone” during his visit, a reference to his US counterpart’s past insults toward Mexico and...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, White House, Americas, US, World news, Donald Trump, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Us-mexico Border


Families of Mexicans who die in US of coronavirus face hurdles in seeking loved ones' remains

More than 1,500 Mexicans have died in the US and their families face confusion and financial burdens in attempts to bury or cremate themMedel Huesca liked to dance, play cumbia music, and host backyard cookouts at the house he shared with relatives in Valley Stream, New York. He was deeply loyal, and kept close ties to his family in Veracruz, Mexico, despite having been away for twenty years.He worked two jobs – at a supermarket and for a meat supplier – to support his wife and six children back...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, World news, Huesca, Valley Stream New York, Veracruz Mexico, Coronavirus outbreak


Mexicans dying of Covid-19 in US face burial far from home and loved ones

More than 1,500 Mexican immigrants have died in the US and families face hurdles as they seek to return their loved ones’ remainsMedel Huesca liked to dance, play cumbia music, and host backyard cookouts at the house he shared with relatives in Valley Stream, New York. He was deeply loyal, and kept close ties to his family in Veracruz, Mexico, despite having been away for twenty years.He worked two jobs – at a supermarket and for a meat supplier – to support his wife and six children back home; ...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, World news, Huesca, Valley Stream New York, Veracruz Mexico, Coronavirus outbreak


Chile’s indigenous communities face new challenges amid pandemic

Country’s indigenous groups count for 12.8% of population but government response has been criticised as ‘monocultural’Away from the grey tower blocks and sprawling suburbs of Chile’s capital, Santiago, the country’s indigenous communities are facing new challenges during the pandemic.The country’s 10 indigenous groups account for 12.8% of the population, scattered from the southernmost tip of Patagonia to the dry plains of the Atacama Desert in the north, and remote Easter Island in the South P...
Tags: Americas, World news, Santiago, Chile, Global development, Patagonia, Atacama Desert, Easter Island, South Pacific Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Global report: Bolivia's president and Venezuela's Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19

Announcements come after Brazil’s president tested positive; South Africa records highest one-day case increase; Australia to limit incoming travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo more leading Latin American politicians – from Bolivia and Venezuela – have said they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the same week Brazil’s president announced he had contracted coronavirus.Diosdado Cabello, Venezuela’s number two official and the leader of the Socialist party, ...
Tags: Australia, Americas, World news, South Africa, Brazil, Venezuela, Socialist, Bolivia, Diosdado Cabello, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Bolivia's president and Venezuela's Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19

Announcements come after Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, tested positive and underline the extent to which Covid-19 is sweeping across the regionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo more leading Latin American politicians – from Bolivia and Venezuela – have said they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the same week Brazil’s president announced he had contracted coronavirus.Diosdado Cabello, Venezuela’s number two official and the leader of the Socialist party, an...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Venezuela, Socialist, Bolivia, Diosdado Cabello, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Amlo unscathed after Trump meeting but snags cameo role in US election

The Mexican president faced criticism before his White House visit but his US counterpart was on his best behaviourIt was a high-stakes encounter for a man taking his first foreign trip as president of Mexico: a visit to the White House to meet a man who has made reviling Mexicans a central pillar of his rhetoric.After the meeting on Wednesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador lauded Donald Trump in Spanish for showing “respect” to Mexico and “not treating us like a colony”. Continue readin...
Tags: Mexico, White House, Americas, US, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


IHG®’s avid™ Hotels Brand Continues Growth With New Properties Now Open In US And Mexico

IHG®'s (InterContinental Hotels Group) avid™ hotels brand continues to grow throughout the Americas with multiple new hotels opened recently and more than 200 properties in the development pipeline, including 40 under construction and more than 90 with plans submitted to or approved by IHG. As one of the latest brands added to IHG's strong mainstream brand portfolio, which also includes trusted hotel brands such as Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn Express®, avid hotels is well positioned to s...
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Evidence found of epic prehistoric Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.
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'The virus can kill anyone': families condemn Bolsonaro's claim young people face little risk

Far-right leader is adamant the young can rest easy but 3,500 Brazilians under the age of 40 have already died from Covid-19Young people should not fret about coronavirus, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro declared on Tuesday as he announced he had contracted the illness.But Hugo Dutra was youthful and fit: a dance-addicted millennial with no underlying medical conditions. He died in Rio on 18 April, after eight days on a ventilator. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak, Hugo Dutra


Coronavirus report: global cases pass 12m as US daily tally breaks world record

Infections globally rising by a million a week; US reports 60,000 cases in a day; Trump rally and protests in Tulsa ‘likely contributed’ to surgeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide passed 12 million on Thursday, as cases continue to grow by roughly one million a week. Thursday’s milestone was spurred by the United States recording the highest one-day increase in cases anywhere in the world since the pandemic began, ...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Chile, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Trump, Tulsa, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus outbreak


Indigenous Americans had contact with Polynesians 800 years ago, DNA reveals

Study shows groups crossed vast ocean in about the year 1200 Proof of encounter found in DNA of present-day populations Indigenous Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA of present-day populations, new studies have revealed.Whether peoples from what is today Colombia or Ecuador drifted thousands of kilometres to tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific, or whether seafaring Poly...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Colombia, Archaeology, South America, Ecuador, Pacific, Pacific Islands


Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.
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Evidence found of epic prehistoric Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.
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Native Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.
Tags: News, Americas, Pacific


Canada has handled coronavirus outbreak better than US, Trudeau says

PM says situation stabilizing although some hotspots remainCanada, with 8,711 deaths so far, warned not to relax too soonCanada has handled the coronavirus outbreak better than many of its allies, including the United States, said Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, in a rare public comment on the faltering effort to contain the pandemic in the US.Canada – with a population a tenth of the size of the United States – has so far recorded 8,711 deaths and 106,167 cases and Trudeau said the situation was s...
Tags: Americas, World news, Canada, United States, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, US Canada, Coronavirus outbreak


Native Americans Voyaged to Polynesia Long Before Europeans Reached the Americas, DNA Study Shows

Indigenous South Americans reached islands in the South Pacific some 300 years before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas, according to new genetic evidence.Read more...
Tags: Science, Americas, Anthropology, Native Americans, South Pacific, Christopher Columbus, Polynesia, Human Migrations, Polynesians


Mexico border towns try to stop Americans crossing amid Covid-19 fears

Townspeople block road to beach resort popular with US tourists as cases surge in states including Arizona As he campaigned for the presidency, Donald Trump promised to build a “big beautiful wall” along the US-Mexico border, claiming it would keep migrants out of the country and stop everything from drugs to disease.But with Covid-19 cases surging on both sides of the frontier, towns in northern Mexico are pleading to restrict cross-border movement – this time to stop tourists and travellers br...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, World news, US news, Arizona, Donald Trump, Us-mexico Border, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization

The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas over the past week.
Tags: Congress, Americas, Cnn, United States, United Nations, World Health Organization, Trump


Coronavirus Brazil: president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive

Bolsonaro, 65, announces: ‘It came back positive’Far-right president has repeatedly trivialized Covid-19 pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus.“It came back positive,” a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters on Tuesday lunchtime outside his official residence. Continue reading...
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DNA analysis identifies second Mexican student among 43 disappeared in 2014

Christian Rodríguez named after testing at Austrian university43 Ayotzinapa teachers college students abducted by policeNearly six years after 43 Mexican students were kidnapped and forcibly disappeared, a new forensic science study has identified the remains of a second member of the missing group.Omar Gómez Trejo, head of the special unit of the attorney general’s office charged with reinvestigating the case, said on Tuesday that remains found in November were subjected to DNA analysis this ye...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, Austria, University of Innsbruck, Christian Rodriguez, Omar Gómez Trejo


Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization

The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas in the last week alone.
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Jair Bolsonaro during the Covid-19 pandemic - in pictures

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus. ‘It came back positive,’ a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a handpicked group of reporters on Tuesday lunchtime outside his official residence Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Israel health chief quits in protest at lockdown easing; Bolsonaro tests positive

Siegal Sadetzki resigns in protest at government handling of pandemic; South Africa’s cases pass 200,000; Kenya emerges from lockdownBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusItaly could ‘section’ people who refuse treatment for Covid-19Australia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 5.23pm BST Latin America and the Caribbean now account for 50% of coronavirus cases in the Americas, and the number of registere...
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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Bolsonaro, 65, announces: ‘It came back positive’Far-right president has repeatedly trivialized pandemicThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus. Related: US is 'still knee deep in first wave' of coronavirus, warns Fauci – live Continue reading...
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Juninho Pernambucano: 'There are thousands of George Floyds in Brazil'

The former Lyon midfielder on racism, his country’s unravelling under Jair Bolsonaro and how Brazilians are taught to think only about moneyLike so many other footballers and former professionals, Juninho Pernambucano could easily stay silent and not discuss the more important issues in life. But that, according to the former Lyon player and Brazil international, would be a betrayal of his principles.We have been talking for 30 minutes when he breaks down in tears for the first time during an in...
Tags: Americas, Football, Sport, World news, Brazil, Lyon, Juninho Pernambucano, Jair Bolsonaro, George Floyds


Gun violence kills 160 as holiday weekend exposes tale of 'two Americas'

With more than 500 wounded across the US, local leaders see racism and under-investment at the root of the crisisA six-year-old in Philadelphia, a seven-year-old in Chicago, an eight-year-old in Atlanta, a 15-year-old in New York, all shot. Community cries of “enough is enough”.Neighborhoods in some of the largest US cities erupted in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend, killing an estimated 160 people and leaving more than 500 wounded from Friday night to Sunday.Georgia’s governor, Bri...
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Gun violence kills 160 as holiday weekend exposes tale of 'two Americas'

With more than 500 wounded across the US, local leaders see racism and under-investment at the root of the crisisA six-year-old in Philadelphia, a seven-year-old in Chicago, an eight-year-old in Atlanta, a 15-year-old in New York, all shot. Community cries of “enough is enough”.Neighborhoods in some of the largest US cities erupted in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend, killing an estimated 160 people and leaving more than 500 wounded from Friday night to Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Americas, US, Atlanta, US news, Chicago, Gun crime, Philadelphia, US gun control