As Gangs’ Power Grows, Haiti’s Police Are Outgunned and Underpaid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two officers with Haiti’s rapid-reaction force pulled up to a bridge in the capital, Port-au-Prince, to set up a checkpoint and do an afternoon’s worth of work searching for guns, drugs, wanted criminals and kidnapping victims. On each side of the bridge were neighborhoods under siege by gangs. In one of them,… Continue reading As Gangs’ Power Grows, Haiti’s Police Are Outgunned and Underpaid

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Biden Delays Release of Some J.F.K. Records, Citing Pandemic

The pandemic has created backlogs for multiple federal agencies, resulting in pileups of visa applications, unprocessed Social Security benefits and backlogs in F.D.A. inspections. On Friday, the White House announced another administrative casualty: a delay in the release of a trove of records related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. The White… Continue reading Biden Delays Release of Some J.F.K. Records, Citing Pandemic

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Struggles over vaccine mandates, the death of Colin Powell: the week in Covid news.

As tens of millions of Americans remain unvaccinated, state and local governments have introduced mandates requiring public employees be fully inoculated against the coronavirus. And while orders in some localities have translated into a last minute surge in vaccination rates, they are also met with steadfast refusal, leading to legal challenges or concerns over staffing… Continue reading Struggles over vaccine mandates, the death of Colin Powell: the week in Covid news.

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Biden Delays Release of Some J.F.K. Records, Citing Pandemic

The pandemic has created backlogs for multiple federal agencies, resulting in pileups of visa applications, unprocessed Social Security benefits and backlogs in F.D.A. inspections. On Friday, the White House announced another administrative casualty: a delay in the release of a trove of records related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. The White… Continue reading Biden Delays Release of Some J.F.K. Records, Citing Pandemic

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Struggles over vaccine mandates, the death of Colin Powell: the week in Covid news.

As tens of millions of Americans remain unvaccinated, state and local governments have introduced mandates requiring public employees be fully inoculated against the coronavirus. And while orders in some localities have translated into a last minute surge in vaccination rates, they are also met with steadfast refusal, leading to legal challenges or concerns over staffing… Continue reading Struggles over vaccine mandates, the death of Colin Powell: the week in Covid news.

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Illegal Border Crossings Soar to Record High, New Data Shows

Over the past year, there was a significant jump in the number of migrants — mostly families — from Brazil, which has been in the grips of the worst Covid crisis in South America. More migrants also arrived from Venezuela, Nicaragua and India, among many others. Southern border apprehensions previously reached such high levels in… Continue reading Illegal Border Crossings Soar to Record High, New Data Shows

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Alberta Investigation of Environmental Groups Falls Flat

When Alberta released its report into foreign influence of environmental groups on Thursday, Jason Kenney, the premier, was conspicuously absent. During the 2019 election, I watched Mr. Kenney roar up to podiums in his full-sized pickup truck and tell generally enthusiastic crowds that “anti-Alberta energy campaigns” were largely the work of foreign influence and money.… Continue reading Alberta Investigation of Environmental Groups Falls Flat

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Gangs in Haiti, Breaking a Taboo, Target the Church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The gang kept them for 19 days, giving the captives nearly everything they asked for: soap, decent food and even Gatorade. But as time wore on, the gang grew more nervous, ripping apart the priests’ gowns to make blindfolds and handcuffs. When they feared the ransom would not be paid, they withheld… Continue reading Gangs in Haiti, Breaking a Taboo, Target the Church

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