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Residents of Brazil Border Town Attack Camps for Venezuelan Migrants

RIO DE JANEIRO — Residents of a border town in northern Brazil that has become a main entry point for Venezuelans seeking refuge destroyed migrant camps over the weekend in one of the most dramatic instances of a backlash to Read more…


Quebec’s ‘Trash Radio’ Host Fires Up Outrage, and Big Ratings

Their “verbal aggression” would not be tolerated in schools or workplaces, she added. (A former premier of Quebec whose party was widely attacked on the stations commissioned the report.) Daniel Gagnon, 59, a retired electrician in Quebec City and an Read more…


A Quebec Comedian Is Happy to Offend in Multiple Languages

His decision to become a comedian was clinched when he first saw Eddie Murphy’s 1983 stand-up comedy television special “Delirious” as a teenager and was attracted by his raw, unbridled humor. “Here you had this guy in bright red leather Read more…


U.K. Reversal Opens Door for Chess Prodigy, 9, to Stay in Country

LONDON — Shreyas Royal, a 9-year-old chess prodigy whose future in Britain seemed bleak because he and his family were told they had to return to India, may be able to stay in the country after all, his father said Read more…


Star Athlete Is Injured in Egg Attack, and Italy Debates ‘a Racism Emergency’

“They tell you, ‘Oh, the monster is here, there is a monster, here is the monster, there is the monster,’” Ms. Osakue said. “So you think the first person who comes in that door is a monster, so you attack Read more…


On Spain’s Smartest Streets, a Property Boom Made in Venezuela

Given Spain’s historical links to Latin America, many Venezuelans have used their family ancestry to claim a Spanish passport. Several have relatives who fled Spain in 1939, after Gen. Francisco Franco won the civil war, while others have tapped into Read more…


From Manus to Trump’s America

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau chief, who’s just returned to Sydney after a trip in New York. Sign up to get it by email. ______ Imran Mohammad survived on Manus Island through sheer discipline. Read more…


Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

Thousands protested in cities across Australia on Saturday to mark five years of a policy under which asylum-seekers and migrants have been turned away and detained on remote Pacific. Messages were read aloud from those still languishing in deteriorating conditions Read more…


Rafting Across a Mexico River to Make a Living, and Remake a Life

CIUDAD TECÚN UMÁN, Guatemala — Traffic on the international bridge that spans the Suchiate River and links the Guatemalan town of Ciudad Tecún Umán with Mexico, is often light. For the immigration and customs agents posted at each end of Read more…


France’s World Cup Win Is a ‘National Relief’ After Attacks and Racial Tension

PARIS — The bells of Notre Dame rang out, subway conductors sounded their horns across Paris and crowds packed the Champs-Élysées for the second day running on Monday — an explosion of joy washing over France even greater than 20 Read more…