TORONTO — Many Indigenous activists in Canada consider Justin Trudeau, after more than four years as prime minister, as little better than the other white colonial leaders who have oppressed them for the past 150 years. His only Indigenous cabinet minister quit and his government approved pipelines across Indigenous territory, despite dissent and protests. Despite
On Thursday, Tobi Lütke, the founder and chief executive of Ottawa-based Shopify, announced on Twitter that most of his company’s 5,000 employees had permanently become stay-at-home workers. ImageShopify’s Ottawa headquarters will remain largely empty permanently.Credit…Chris Wattie/Reuters That came the same day as a similar announcement from Facebook, and it followed remote working moves by Twitter
SAN SALVADOR — El Salvador’s Supreme Court said on Monday that it had ordered the immediate suspension of the state of emergency that President Nayib Bukele declared to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Mr. Bukele had ordered the state of emergency on Saturday, when previous orders were set to expire, without congressional approval. The
MEXICO CITY — At least 70 people have died across Mexico since late April after drinking tainted alcohol, including at least 20 residents of a poor mountain town in the central state Puebla who consumed a cheap, popular moonshine. Mexican officials said the rash of deaths, coming as the nation struggles to contend with the
MEXICO CITY — A migrant shelter in southern Mexico called La 72 has for years been a popular way station for those traveling from Central America to the United States. Last year it received a record number of visitors, sometimes sheltering more than 2,000 a month. In recent weeks, however, that traffic has come to
Rufous treepies, birds in the crow family native to South and Southeast Asia, usually eat insects, seeds or fruits. But some of them have learned to eat fire. Well, not exactly, but close. At a small temple in the Indian state of Gujarat, the caretakers regularly set out small votive candles made with clarified butter.
TORONTO — Soon after his neighbors were gunned down in rural Nova Scotia, Cees van den Hoek started a memorial site near an old church. He hammered together boards for people to fasten cards and mementos to, and was hauling one into place when a middle-aged woman raced toward him. “She gave me a hug,”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia took into custody on Sunday a man they said shot multiple people on Saturday night. The authorities responded to reports of a shooting about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the small rural community of Portapique, which is about 35 miles from Truro, Nova Scotia. A police spokeswoman, Cpl.
When we published our list of 52 places to visit in 2020 three months ago, no one could have guessed how much our world would change. And now, given our stay-at-home circumstances, we’d like to invite you on a series of virtual journeys: You can wander into the belly of an Egyptian pyramid, explore the
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Every morning at a school in the vast desert along the Colombian coast, 40 children, all part of the country’s largest Indigenous group, the Wayuu, gather before class for breakfast. For many of them, the morning arepa — a traditional corn meal pastry, stuffed with meat — is their only meal of