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Business Briefing: Canada to Phase Out Rail Cars Tied to Deadly Quebec Fire

published about 9 hours ago
Canada will require that older rail cars used for carrying crude oil be phased out by May 2017, the government said on Wednesday, moving ahead of the United States.

Colombia’s President Reinstates a Mayor He Ousted

published about 10 hours ago
Colombia’s President Reinstates a Mayor He Ousted
President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday restored Gustavo Petro as the mayor of Bogotá a month after removing him from office to comply with a decision by the inspector general.

Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77

published about 10 hours ago
Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77
Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Life as a Brazilian Woman

published 1 day ago
Each year, Brazil sells a hyper-sexualized Carnival to tourists, treating women’s bodies as a national attraction.

World Briefing: Brazil: Deadly Violence Erupts in Rio

published 1 day ago
At least two people died on Tuesday after a day of violence in a slum that abuts the Copacabana tourist district of Rio de Janeiro.