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For First Time in Two Decades, U.S. Buys More From Mexico Than China
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For First Time in Two Decades, U.S. Buys More From Mexico Than China

In the depths of the pandemic, as global supply chains buckled and the cost of shipping a container to China soared nearly twentyfold, Marco Villarreal spied an opportunity.In 2021, Mr. Villarreal resigned as Caterpillar’s director general in Mexico and began nurturing ties with companies looking to shift manufacturing from China to Mexico. He found a client in Hisun, a Chinese producer of all-terrain vehicles, which hired Mr. Villarreal to establish a $152 million manufacturing site in Saltillo, an industrial hub in northern Mexico.Mr. Villarreal said foreign companies, particularly those seeking to sell within North America, saw Mexico as a viable alternative to China for several reasons, including the simmering trade tensions between the United States and China.“The stars are aligning f...
Dozens Dead in Chilean Wildfires
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Dozens Dead in Chilean Wildfires

Forest fires ripping through central Chile’s coastal hills since Friday have killed at least 51 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes, with many more feared dead, according to the national government.The wildfires are encroaching on Viña del Mar and Valparaíso, two cities that form a sprawling region that is home to more than one million people on Chile’s central coastline, about 75 miles northeast of the capital, Santiago.Just after midday, President Gabriel Boric flew over the area in a helicopter and said his government had worked to “secure the greatest resources” in Chile’s history to fight the blazes during the country’s wildfire season, which typically hits during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer and reaches a peak in February.“I assure you all that we will be there as a govern...
Israel-Hamas War: Latest Updates – The New York Times
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Israel-Hamas War: Latest Updates – The New York Times

The United States issued financial sanctions on Thursday against four Israelis accused of escalating violence against civilians, intimidating civilians or destroying property in the West Bank.“The United States has consistently opposed actions that undermine stability in the West Bank and the prospects of peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians alike,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.Here’s what we know about the four, all men ranging in age from 21 to 32.David Chai Chasdai, 29Mr. Chasdai initiated and led a riot on the Palestinian town of Huwara, the State Department said in a statement, which resulted in the death of a Palestinian civilian. The New York Times reported on a rampage in Huwara and neighboring villages on Feb. 26, 2023, that started after two settlers ...
How the Border Crisis Shattered Biden’s Immigration Hopes
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How the Border Crisis Shattered Biden’s Immigration Hopes

On President Biden’s first day in office, he paused nearly all deportations. He vowed to end the harsh practices of the Trump administration, show compassion toward those wishing to come to the United States and secure the southern border.For Mr. Biden, it was a matter of principle. He wanted to show the world that the United States was a humane nation, while also demonstrating to his fellow citizens that government could work again.But those early promises have largely been set aside as chaos engulfs the border and imperils Mr. Biden’s re-election hopes. The number of people crossing into the United States has reached record levels, more than double than in the Trump years. The asylum system is still all but broken.On Friday, in a dramatic turnaround from those early days, the president i...
D.U.P. in Northern Ireland Breaks Political Deadlock After Nearly 2 Years
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D.U.P. in Northern Ireland Breaks Political Deadlock After Nearly 2 Years

The Democratic Unionist Party, the main Protestant party in Northern Ireland and one of its biggest political forces, said on Tuesday that it was ready to return to power sharing after a boycott of almost two years had paralyzed decision-making in the region.After an internal meeting that stretched into the early morning, Jeffrey Donaldson, leader of the party, known as the D.U.P., said at a news conference that he had been mandated to support a new deal, negotiated with the British government, under which his party would return to Northern Ireland’s governing assembly.“Over the coming period we will work alongside others to build a thriving Northern Ireland firmly within the union for this and succeeding generations,” Mr. Donaldson said. He added, however, that the return to power sharing...
After Help From Kenyan Police Is Blocked, Haitians Ask: What Now?
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After Help From Kenyan Police Is Blocked, Haitians Ask: What Now?

Gangs have taken over entire neighborhoods in Haiti’s capital, and killings have more than doubled in the past year, but for the organizers of the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival, the show simply had to go on.So while judges an ocean away deliberated whether to send a contingent of officers to pacify Haiti’s violence-riddled streets, festival organizers made do by shortening the length of the event to four days from eight, moving the acts from a public stage to a restricted hotel venue and replacing the handful of artists who canceled.As 11.5 million Haitians struggle to feed their families and ride the bus or go to work because they fear becoming the victims of gunmen or kidnappers, they also are pushing forward, struggling to reclaim a safe sense of routine — whether or not that comes with ...
ICJ Orders Israel to Prevent Genocide in Gaza: Live Updates
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ICJ Orders Israel to Prevent Genocide in Gaza: Live Updates

The World Court’s initial response on Friday to charges of genocide against Israel had deep historical resonance for both Israelis and Palestinians, even if it lacked immediate practical consequences.The International Court of Justice did not order a halt to fighting in the Gaza Strip and made no attempt to rule on the merits of the case, a process that will take months — if not years — to complete.But the court did order Israel to comply with the Genocide Convention, send more aid to Gaza, and inform the court of its efforts to do so — interim measures that felt like a rebuke to Israelis and a moral victory to Palestinians.For many Israelis, the fact that a state founded in the aftermath of one genocide had been accused of another was “one hell of a symbol,” said Alon Pinkas, an Israeli p...
Nationwide Union Strike Tests Milei’s Policies for Argentina
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Nationwide Union Strike Tests Milei’s Policies for Argentina

It has been six weeks since President Javier Milei took office in Argentina, and since then, gas prices have doubled, inflation has soared and the value of the national currency has plummeted.Such turmoil, he had warned, should be expected. Fixing decades of economic problems would first require more pain, he said.Yet on Wednesday, many Argentines took to the streets to show they have already had enough.Argentina’s largest labor unions called for a nationwide strike — including workers in transportation, construction, health care, food services, energy and banking — to protest Mr. Milei’s planned overhauls, arguing they would weaken protections for workers and the poor.Banks and many shops closed, doctors postponed surgeries, waste collection stopped and airlines canceled hundreds of fligh...
Widening Mideast Crisis: E.U. Meeting Highlights Disconnect With Israel Over War Plans
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Widening Mideast Crisis: E.U. Meeting Highlights Disconnect With Israel Over War Plans

The United States and Britain carried out large-scale military strikes on Monday against eight sites in Yemen controlled by Houthi militants, according to the two countries. The strikes signaled that the Biden administration intends to wage a sustained and, at least for now, open-ended campaign against the Iran-backed group that has disrupted traffic in vital international sea lanes.The strikes — the eighth in nearly two weeks — hit multiple targets at each site, and were bigger and broader than a recent series of more limited attacks against individual Houthi missiles that the Americans said popped up on short notice. Those missiles were hit before they could be fired at ships in the Red Sea or the Gulf of Aden.But the planned nighttime strikes on Monday, which hit radars, as well as dron...