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Paleo-Indians changed Latin America; rock art in caves proves it

Ancient humans moved to America 25,000 years ago. They told stories of their lives and how they changed the environment in stunning cave art.

Rock art has been found all over South America in caves and on cliff faces. (DW/Guillermo Legaria/AFP)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 06:32 PM IST

Rift split wide open

2023 saw the intensification of old trends: explosion of old conflicts, multilateralism in crisis, growing gulf between the global north and south, along with an American polity under strain

Old conflicts that were thought to be resolved, managed or buried are back in a violent way, extracting a huge human toll. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 04:55 PM IST

Ex-US diplomat arrested in Miami for allegedly acting as a Cuban agent

Former US ambassador arrested in Miami by FBI on charges of acting as a covert agent for Cuba. The diplomatic career is under scrutiny.

Manuel Rocha, former high-ranking diplomat, faces charges of unlawful Cuban advocacy in the US(AFP via Getty Images)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 10:40 AM IST

Mexico tourist spike stalls after super peso boosts travel costs

The so-called super peso has made a trip to Latin America’s second-largest economy, Mexico, more expensive in dollars for international travellers

Mexico tourist spike stalls after super peso boosts travel costs (Pexels)
Published on Oct 11, 2023 11:25 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Five challenges that can choke Biden presidency

Joe Biden’s term has seen a range of dramatic domestic and global events that have tested his skills and judgment. Five challenges loom for the US president

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his economic agenda at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland, U.S. September 14, 2023. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 10:00 PM IST

Latin America remains a playground for Russian intelligence

The region is a good spot to nurture spies

A pedestrian in front of a wall covered with posters of approval and rejection of the New Constitution in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, July 27, 2023. Photographer: Tamara Merino/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:46 AM IST
The Economist

How the war split the mafia

It has transformed crime not only in Russia and Ukraine, but around the world

Russia’s invasion has hit the underworld with the force of an earthquake - Representative Image(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 01:33 AM IST
The Economist

Latin America could become this century’s commodity superpower

A growing, greening world will be ravenous for Latin America’s commodities. Will it deliver?

A pedestrian in front of a wall covered with posters of approval and rejection of the New Constitution in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, July 27, 2023. Chile's central bank will likely deliver a large interest rate cut, becoming Latin America's first major economy to relax monetary policy as inflation slows toward target. Photographer: Tamara Merino/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 10, 2023 01:23 AM IST
The Economist

US passport face 17-week nightmare: Tips to get your passport renewed smoothly

Passport renewals now take 10-13 weeks for routine processing and 7-9 weeks for expedited. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth renewal process.

(FILES) People line up outside the US Passport Office in Washington, DC, June 20, 2007. It is an
Published on Jul 13, 2023 11:16 PM IST

Extreme weather warning for US West and East Coast

Extreme weather continues to impact the US, with record-breaking heat on the West Coast and the aftermath of Tropical Storm Elsa on the East Coast.

The sun sets during a heatwave in Peoria, Arizona, US, on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. A massive heat wave will build in the southern US and expand into the Pacific Northwest this week, with temperatures in the Southwest rising to as much as 120F (49C) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Photographer: Ash Ponders/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 12:03 AM IST

EAM Jaishankar discusses Sudan situation with UN chief Guterres, says…

S Jaishankar met Guterres and also discussed a range of issues, including India's presidency of the G20 and the Ukraine conflict.

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres meets with Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at U.N headquarters in New York City, US.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 03:56 AM IST

India faces global hard sell for its digital public infra

There is today a tangible set of achievements to allay the apprehensions of the sceptics

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Updated on Apr 21, 2023 02:33 PM IST

World population data: Average Indian 10 years younger than Chinese

A comparison of the south Asian region shows that India’s median age is significantly lower than that of Sri Lanka (32.99 years).

The median age of India’s population is 28.2 years, data from the World Population Prospects (WPP) shows. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 06:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Brazil, China can change world governance together: President Lula

Lula's China visit: The Brazilian leader’s trip to China was broadly pitched as an opportunity to strengthen economic and trade ties between the two nations

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after a signing ceremony in Beijing.(AP)
Published on Apr 15, 2023 06:48 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Chinese govt admits balloon spotted over Latin America is from China

This is the first time Beijing has admitted the balloon spotted over two Latin American countries belongs to China.

The suspected Chinese spy balloon drifts to the ocean after being shot down off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, US February 4, 2023. (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 11:54 PM IST
PTI | , Beijing

AstraZeneca says Covid-19 shots production in Latin America will be delayed

The company flagged issues with lower-than-expected production, shortages of critical supplies and longer periods for regulatory approval as primary reasons for slow production.

Elderly people wait in an observation room after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a mass vaccination program in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (REUTERS)
Published on May 01, 2021 05:34 AM IST
Reuters | , Mexico City

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain foothold in Latin America

That growing adoption reflects Russia gaining a greater foothold in the region the US has traditionally viewed as within its sphere of influence — and where the American government had boasted of steering Brazil away from Russian vaccines.

The Sputnik V vaccine has now been purchased by at least nine Latin American nations, with Brazil its greatest uphill battle. Photographer: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 06:52 PM IST
AP | , Rio De Janeiro

Virtual buyer-seller meet connects Indian manufacturers of silver and fashion and costume jewellery with global market

According to Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the three-day virtual buyer-seller meet witnessed participation from 34 international buyers connecting virtually to the silver manufacturers in India from the US, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Russia-CIS and Latin America

GJEPC inaugurates 3-day VBSM for silver, fashion, costume jewellery(Twitter/JewelleryNet)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 01:27 PM IST
Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

High rates of teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year, dampens opportunities for women - UN

UN’s Population Fund reveals that Latin America’s high teenage pregnancy rates are driven by a lack of sex education in schools and lack of access to free birth control for girls, which has become even harder to obtain due to the closure of health clinics in coronavirus lockdowns and has cost Mexico $4.1 billion a year, Paraguay $1.3 billion a year.

Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Bogota | ByReuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Bolivian elections 2020: What it means for Evo Morales and Latin America?

According to the count, Arce has 52.4 per cent of valid votes and his centrist rival Carlos Mesa has 31.5 per cent. This would bring the left-wing party of Evo Morales back into power.

Evo Morales has been an iconic figure not only in Bolivia but in Latin America as he is part of the wave of leftist presidents of the region(File Photo)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi || Edited by Mallika Soni

Global Covid death toll passes 750,000

The Latin America and the Caribbean region remained the global epicentre, accounting for almost one-third of all deaths and housing two of the worst-affected countries - Mexico and Brazil.

A man crosses a quiet road in Melbourne’s Chinatown area on Thursday.(AFP)
Published on Aug 14, 2020 01:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Paris/London | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

McDonald’s global sales suffer as Covid-19 lockdowns limit operations

Global same-store sales fell 23.9% for the second quarter ended June 30, dragged down by big international markets including the United Kingdom, France and Latin America.

Shares of the Chicago-based restaurant chain fell about 2% before the opening bell.(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 28, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Reuters | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Biomimicry Lab’s discovery could change building construction technology

The research findings have now been passed on to Sacred Heartian parent Mr. Ajay Pillai who is an eminent researcher and alumnus of UDCT to continue further advanced research and enable possible commercial production of these findings.

Local communities can get local mud, ruminant faecal matter and green matter and use our students’ researched protein to construct their habitats, replacing cement with natural protein which could have a huge impact on reducing global warming.
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 11:17 AM IST

Global Covid-19 infections shoot past 12 million mark

With at least 3,055,100 infections and over 132,300 deaths, the US continues to be the worst-affected country, with Brazil second having registered 1,713,160 cases and 67,964 deaths.

Women hold a protest by the Trevi fountain in Rome against the postponement of their weddings due to strict curbs on ceremonies amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 04:03 AM IST
Washington/London | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

Many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available.

Some countries are experiencing a resurgence in infections, leading authorities to partially reinstate lockdowns, in what experts say could be a recurring pattern into 2021.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 04, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Washington | ByReuters

Mexico passes Spain to have sixth deadliest coronavirus outbreak

Mexico, like other Latin American countries has vulnerable populations living in tight quarters where work is essential to meet daily basic needs.

At his nightly press conferences Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has repeatedly implored people to stay home, while Lopez Obrador has said the worst is likely past.(AFP)
Published on Jul 02, 2020 06:12 AM IST
Bloomberg | ByBloomberg

Covid-19: Venezuelans, other refugees face huge pandemic hardships, says UN

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said 164 countries have either partially or totally closed their borders to fight Covid-19.

The Americas right now have become the world’s epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Geneva | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Covid-19 roils Latin America as the region faces recession

Brazil on Thursday passed two grim milestones: 40,000 Covid-19 deaths and some 800,000 coronavirus cases.

Activists in costume dig symbolic graves on Copacabana beach as a protest, organized by the NGO Rio de Paz, against the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 04:02 AM IST
Brasilia/ New York/ Beijing | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Brazil leads surge as global Covid-19 cases near 7 million

Covid-19 fatalities in the Latin American country are rising rapidly and it may overtake the United Kingdom to have the second-largest number of deaths in the world.

Healthcare workers take the coffin of a 76-year-old who died due to Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , on June 6.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Brazil has 3rd-highest toll; global deaths near 400,000

Brazil reported a new 24-hour record death toll, bringing the total number killed to more than 34,000. That is behind only the US, with more than 110,000 deaths, and Britain, with over 40,200.

Brazil is the hardest-hit country in Latin America, though the tolls are also rising sharply in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Chile.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 06, 2020 03:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rio de Janeiro | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies
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