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Plummeting Humboldt penguin population presents extinction risk

The Humboldt penguin population has dramatically decreased in areas along the central coast of Chile, making them one of the most vulnerable of the world’s 18 penguin species and putting them at risk of extinction, experts warn. Last year, scientists surveyed two islands off the central Chilean coast and detected 842 breeding pairs or active nests. This year they found …

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Claudia Sheinbaum elected as Mexico's 1st female president

Claudia Sheinbaum is projected to win Mexico’s presidential election and become the nation’s first female president in history. “I will become the first woman president of Mexico,” Sheinbaum said at a downtown Mexico City hotel shortly after electoral authorities announced a statistical sample showed she held an irreversible lead, according to The Associated Press. “I don’t make it alone. We’ve …

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Mexican authorities find bodies of 4 men, 2 women piled up in resort city

Prosecutors in Mexico say they have found the bodies of four men and two women piled up on a street in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco. The victims, who were strangled and had their hands tied behind their backs, were discovered late Monday. The killings remain under investigation and their identities have not been released. Last week, five dismembered …

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Argentina's Milei shuts up critics with miracle turnaround of economy, strong security policies

President Javier Milei of Argentina continues to stun his critics with an economy that has outperformed expectations and continues along an ambitious path for national security, including pursuit of a NATO global partnership. “The fact that you have a president, head of state, who is defending the free market, who is defending the role of entrepreneurs and businessmen as creators …

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Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate says he would free political prisoners, bring home exiles

Venezuelan opposition candidate Edmundo Gonzalez said on Wednesday he is committed to carrying out a transition that will allow exiled people to return to the country and political prisoners to be freed. Gonzalez was named on Friday by the Unitary Platform opposition coalition as its candidate in the July 28 presidential election after primary winner Maria Corina Machado was banned …

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Tamales are hot today, yet savory wraps are as old as civilization

Tamales are one of the hottest topics in the American food scene — proving that food-on-the-run paired with great flavor never goes out of style. Social conversations about tamales exploded 47% over the past year, according to Tastewise, a new platform that uses artificial intelligence to find food trends by tracking social media, restaurant menus and digital content. The platform …

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How to photograph total solar eclipse: Tips for amateur photographers

A total solar eclipse is expected to bring minutes of darkness to North America during the middle of the day on April 8, and it will likely be one of the most photographed events of the year. Many Americans are already preparing to witness and capture the rare cosmic event, which some experts say won’t occur in the U.S. for …

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Haiti’s crisis isn’t ours and we need to keep it that way

The failed state of Haiti is once again spiraling into anarchy and possibly civil war. Some in Haiti and here in America have suggested a U.S. intervention to save lives and restore order. But military intervention in Haiti would be the height of folly. Aside from the potential need to evacuate American citizens, under no circumstances should American troops be …

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Haiti gang leader, an associate of Jimmy 'Barbeque' Cherizier, is killed: report

A gang leader with ties to one of Haiti’s most powerful criminal organizations reportedly has been shot dead by police in Port-au-Prince. Ernst Julme, the head of the Delmas 95 gang – which is part of gang leader Jimmy “Barbeque” Cherizier’s “Viv Ansanm” alliance – was gunned down Thursday weeks after his escape from custody in a massive jailbreak, Reuters …

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Florida congressman helps 13 more Americans escape Haiti, swipes at Biden 'pattern of abandonment'

A Florida Republican congressman says hehas helpedanother 13 Americans evacuate Haiti, vowing that U.S. citizens “deserve support from their government” and “not the pattern of abandonment this [Biden] administration has shown.” Rep. Cory Mills wrote on X that the Americans were airlifted from Port-au-Prince, which has become overrun by violent gangs in recent weeks despite Prime Minister Ariel Henry declaring …

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