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People in Brazil can't believe their eyes as freak snow blankets 40 cities

Some Brazilians are seeing snow for the first time. TWITTER @Lho_nardo via REUTERS Parts of Brazil have seen snow for the first time in 64 years due to an uncharacteristic cold spell. In Rio Grande do Sul, the snow has threatened agriculture, with sugar and coffee prices rising. The snowfall is exciting for many Brazilians who have never experienced it before. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brazilians are marveling upon seeing snow for the first time in their lives, with ...
Tags: Coffee, Weather, Climate, International, Snow, Trends, Agriculture, Brazil, Rio Grande, Climate Crisis, Rachel Hosie, TV Globo, UK Weekend, Lifestyle UK, Somar Meteorologia Greg Dee, Iodor Goncalves Marques

South Texas Police Department Issues Public Health Announcement After COVID-Stricken Migrants Seen ‘Coughing, Sneezing’ At Whataburger

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Tags: Texas, Cbs, Border Patrol, Cortez, Abbott, Catholic Charities, Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande, McAllen, Hidalgo County, La Joya, Around the Nation, Richard Cortez, South Texas Police Department Issues Public Health, HIDALGO COUNTY Texas CBSDFW, La Joya Police Department

Biden administration cancels border wall contracts covering a 31-mile section in Texas

In a photo taken on March 28, 2021, ranch owner Tony Sandoval stands before a portion of the unfinished border wall that former US president Donald Trump tried to build, near the southern Texas border city of Roma. ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images The Biden DHS is canceling two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector of the US-Mexico border. After taking office in January, President Biden paused ongoing border wall construction. Biden's 2022 budget proposal allocates $1.2 billion for b...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Mexico, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Dhs, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, Afp, Department of Homeland Security DHS

How a daring British SAS mission in one of the most remote parts of the world went wrong

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible leaving Portsmouth to lead the task force to the Falkland Islands, April 5, 1982. PA Images via Getty Images The Falklands War in 1982 was the last major conflict to involve land, sea, and air battles. To help counter Argentina, the British turned to their most well-known special-operations unit: the SAS. Despite their skills, the SAS troops weren't able to achieve their objective in one of the most remote corners of the world. See more storie...
Tags: UK, London, International, Trends, Chile, Falkland Islands, Royal Navy, Argentina, Patagonia, Portsmouth, Hereford, SBS, Falklands, US Army, Sas, Ascension Island

Brazilian presidential hopeful Eduardo Leite comes out as gay

But governor who hopes to challenge Jair Bolsonaro next year backed the far-right leader in 2018One of Brazil’s leading politicians, the presidential hopeful Eduardo Leite, has announced he is gay – a rare move celebrated by many as a triumph over prejudice in a country whose president has declared himself a proud homophobe.Leite, the 36-year-old governor of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, made the announcement on Thursday night during an interview with the country’s top broadcaster, TV...
Tags: Americas, World news, LGBT rights, Brazil, Rio Grande, Leite, Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Leite, TV Globo Continue

Kamala Harris heads for political minefield on visit to US-Mexico border

Vice-president to visit migrant processing center in El PasoRises in families and unaccompanied children migratingKamala Harris faces the most politically challenging moment of her vice-presidency on Friday when she visits Texas as part of her role leading the Biden administration’s response to recent increases in families and unaccompanied children migrating across the US-Mexico border.While in El Paso, Texas, she will tour a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center near the intern...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, US, World news, US news, US politics, US immigration, Customs, Biden, Kamala Harris, Rio Grande, El Paso Texas, Border Protection CBP, Us-mexico Border, Biden Administration, migratingKamala Harris

Biden admin to allow migrants whose asylum claims were rejected during Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy to re-apply

Asylum seeking migrant families and unaccompanied minors from Central America take refuge in a makeshift U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing center under the Anzalduas International Bridge after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Granjeno, Texas, U.S., March 12, 2021 Adrees Latif/Reuters The Biden Administration sent a memo to Congress on Tuesday related to the "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. It said that the close to 28,000 asylum seekers who h...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Mexico, Immigration, US, Trends, United States, Biden, Central America, Trump, U S Customs, Border Protection, Rio Grande, Adrees Latif Reuters, Granjeno Texas, MPP

Body Found in Rio Grande Near Truth or Consequences

Authorities are waiting for the identity of a body recovered in the Rio Grande near Truth or Consequences.
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Separated families embrace in Rio Grande between El Paso, Mexico for Hugs Not Walls

"Hugs Not Walls" is hosted by the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) and Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA).       [Author: El Paso Times]
Tags: News, Rio Grande, El Paso Times, Border Network for Human Rights BNHR, El Paso Mexico, Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance RITA

New Mexico Water Provider Stops Diverting From Rio Grande

One of New Mexico's largest drinking water providers has stopped diverting from the Rio Grande to help prevent the stretch of the river that runs through Albuquerque from going dry this summer.
Tags: New Mexico, Albuquerque, Rio Grande

Republican lawmakers are staging Trump-style stunts at the US-Mexico border to push 'crisis' agenda

Former President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The GOP has spent months manufacturing a "Biden border crisis" narrative. GOP reps and local officials have taken multiple trips to the southern border with props. For the GOP, the border is a space for political theater to boost 2022 midterm election chances. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Cdc, Mexico, US, Trends, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Homeland Security, Customs, Biden, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Border Patrol

WeRunFar Profile: Andrew Todd

The post WeRunFar Profile: Andrew Todd appeared first on iRunFar. You might have heard of Flyathlon, an annual trail running series organized by the nonprofit Running Rivers that combines fly fishing, camaraderie, fundraising, and microbrews. Based in Colorado and Iowa, Flyathlon race routes follow a waterway where participants stop at any point in the run to fish. At the race’s end, they submit a photo of their catch for an opportunity to win an award like Biggest and Smallest Fish. Or, if you’...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Montana, Massachusetts, Sport, Hawaii, Iowa, Running, New Mexico, Boulder, Kate, Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, Yeti, Steamboat Springs, Big Island

Remote Big Bend sheds a different light on the US frontier

Take a river journey on the Rio Grande through Big Bend National Park in West Texas. You'll see the US-Mexico border in a new, wild light.
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Big Bend sheds a different light on the US frontier

Take a river journey on the Rio Grande through Big Bend National Park in West Texas. You'll see the US-Mexico border in a new, wild light.
Tags: US, Cnn, Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park

Crews Trying to Contain Wildfire South Belen

A wildfire south of Belen that jumped the Rio Grande has residents preparing for a possible evacuation.
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Kamala Harris’ trip borders on disaster

Vice President Kamala Harris made her first foreign trip last week, traveling south of the border to Guatemala and Mexico to address the huge surge of illegal migrants at our southern border. The trip did not get off to a good start. The landing gear on Air Force Two didn’t properly retract forcing the vice president’s plane to return to Joint Base Andrews minutes after takeoff. “We all said a little prayer,” said the vice president as she boarded her backup plane. And that was the highlight of ...
Tags: Opinion, Opinion columns

Biden’s Justice40 plan offers hope of a fairer environment – but can it work?

Administration is pledging to route 40% of the benefits of climate and environment spending to disadvantaged communities, but getting it right will be difficult Indigenous farmers in the Isleta Pueblo, south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, have long relied on crops of corn and green chiles fed by the Rio Grande river, but amid a water crisis in the western US they are facing warnings to skip planting crops entirely –which could be devastating for the community’s 2,500 residents.But a new national pr...
Tags: Environment, US, Joe Biden, US news, US domestic policy, Biden, Rio Grande, Albuquerque New Mexico, Isleta Pueblo, Biden Administration

Water recycling: "Toilet to tap" is future of clean drinking water

Water recycling, or water reclamation, involves cleaning water with filters and chemicals to make it environmentally safe. In Texas, El Paso's water utility is taking this a step further by building a closed-loop system that will directly convert sewage water into drinkable water.Unsurprisingly, surveys show that most people don't like the idea of drinking recycled water, but public outreach programs seem able to change minds.Of the projects aiming to make the world more sustainable, none is le...
Tags: Texas, Climate Change, California, New York City, Environment, Water, Sustainability, Innovation, Southern California, El Paso, U S Forest Service, Saharan Africa, Rio Grande, Trejo, El Paso Texas, Chihuahuan Desert

Biden declares white supremacists ‘most lethal threat’ to US as he marks Tulsa race massacre - as it happened

Biden noted he is the first US president to commemorate the eventHundreds killed by white mob in Oklahoma 100 years agoAdministration announces new efforts to narrow racial wealth gap 1.01am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi SIngh 12.35am BST The Biden administration formally ended the Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy that forced thousands of asylum seekers from Central America to wait in Mexico while the US to process their cases. The administration had paused the program in January. In...
Tags: Mexico, Race, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Oklahoma, Biden, Central America, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Tulsa, Rio Grande

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 232

WW 232 SEVERE TSTM TX 010505Z - 011100Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 232 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1205 AM CDT Tue Jun 1 2021 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of South Texas * Effective this Tuesday morning from 1205 AM until 600 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter pos...
Tags: Weather, Norman, Rio Grande, South Texas, Laredo, NWS Storm Prediction Center, South Texas Effective, Cotulla TX

Why Roma Migrants From Europe Are Taking Rafts From Mexico to Enter the U.S.

By Adrees Latif and Radu-Sorin MarinasROMA, Texas (Reuters) - Among the hundreds of Central American migrants crossing the Rio Grande river daily...
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Rains Drench Migrants Crossing Rio Grande River Into United States

By Adrees Latif and Mimi DwyerLA JOYA, Texas (Reuters) - Heavy rain drenched dozens of migrants who crossed the Rio Grande river that divides the...
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What happened to the 'border crisis': Unaccompanied children are being released faster and detained less often

Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents after they crossed the Rio Grande into south Texas on April 29, 2021 in Roma, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images On Tuesday, 281 children were apprehended at the border, nearly half the numbers seen in March. Fewer than 500 kids are being held by US Customs and Border Protection, down from a high of 5,700. "The Biden administration has successfully solved the issue of children in Border Patrol custody," said Aaron Reic...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Asylum, Immigration, Trends, United States, Fox News, CBP, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Border Patrol, Central America, Trump, Border Protection

Dramatic video shows illegal immigrants streaming across Rio Grande

Fox News cameras captured a group of more than 50 illegal immigrants wading across the Rio Grande into Texas Monday, dramatic...
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America is the land of unequal opportunity. These 13 maps show how class, education, and health inequities all intersect - with nonwhite, rural areas hit especially hard.

A composite map overlaying median household income, poverty, disability rates, and broadband internet access. Some parts of the country face many interlocking struggles. Insider/Andy Kiersz Inequities in America literally overlap. Disparities in health, income, education - they all map onto the same areas. Many of the hardest-hit areas are nonwhite and rural. See more stories on Insider's business page. At Insider, we make a lot of maps. And in my years of making dozens upon dozens of...
Tags: Europe, Maps, Texas, Mississippi, Obamacare, California, Mexico, Kentucky, Boston, US, Alabama, America, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Economy

Video captures Border Patrol rescue of two migrant children in Rio Grande

Two Honduran children found clinging to an island surrounded by a powerful current in the Rio Grande were rescued by Border Patrol agents last week and taken into custody, the region's top border official said, the latest example of the dangers migrants face as a growing number desperately attempt to reach the US.
Tags: Cnn, Border Patrol, Rio Grande

This family thought Biden would stop Trump's wall. Now his administration is plodding along to seize their land.

Jose Alfredo “Fred” Cavazos, left, and “Rey” Anzaldua Cavazos, right, sitting at their property on the banks of the Rio Grande, near Mission, Texas. Texas Civil Rights Project On Wednesday, a federal judge in McAllen, Texas, granted the government immediate seizure of a South Texas family's land. The Cavazos family is set to lose 6.6 acres of land, as the Biden administration fails to put forth a plan to repurpose emergency border wall funding. "You told us one thing, and now you'r...
Tags: Politics, Texas, White House, Immigration, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Npr, Department Of Justice, Customs, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, George W Bush, Border Patrol, Trump

Becoming American: This unaccompanied minor nearly drowned coming to the US. Now he has a new life in Florida

He nearly died in the Rio Grande while traveling to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor. Now he has a good job and a green card and speaks English.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, US, Usa Today, Rio Grande