Category: <span>Latin America</span>

Giant Arecibo radio telescope collapses in Puerto Rico
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Giant Arecibo radio telescope collapses in Puerto Rico

A huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has long played a key role in astronomical discoveries collapsed on Tuesday, officials said. The Arecibo Observatory had been shuttered since August after an auxiliary cable snapped and caused a 100ft gash on the reflector dish. Then a main cable broke in early November, leading the National Science Foundation...

Brazilian leftists seek to emulate US Democrats’ unity to beat Bolsonaro
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Brazilian leftists seek to emulate US Democrats’ unity to beat Bolsonaro

When glad tidings of Donald Trump’s undoing reached Flávio Dino’s 18th-century palace in north-eastern Brazil, he felt delight. “Trump was such a toxic figure,” said the Communist party governor of Maranhão state, a leading light of the Brazilian left. “Trump’s defeat is a victory for humanity.” For many Brazilian leftists, Joe Biden’s triumph has also provided...

Two killed as huge pro-democracy protests continue in Peru
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Two killed as huge pro-democracy protests continue in Peru

Two protesters have been killed in massive pro-democracy demonstrations in Peru, the first deaths in nearly a week of unrest over the controversial removal of Martín Vizcarra as president and his replacement by a de facto government, seen by many Peruvians as a coup. Protests have mounted demanding the resignation of Manuel Merino, the former speaker...

Mexico’s president won’t congratulate Biden on election win until legal challenges over
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Mexico’s president won’t congratulate Biden on election win until legal challenges over

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said on Saturday he would not congratulate a winner of the US presidential election until legal challenges are concluded, in an apparent bid to avoid friction with Washington during the transition. Democrat Joe Biden won the election on Saturday after a victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania put him over the...