Cuba’s Economy Was Hurting. The Pandemic Brought a Food Crisis.

The Communist Party said in 2016 that it would legalize small and medium-size private businesses, but no mechanism was ever set up to do so, thus business owners are still…

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Winter’s Coming. Will Canada’s Pandemic Bicycle Boom Last?

Since 1992, July for me has often meant spending three weeks driving thousands of kilometers to report on the cyclists competing in the Tour de France. So even though I’m…

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A Job That Isn’t Hard to Get in a Pandemic: Swindlers’ Unwitting Helper

After the fitness center where Denise Newton worked closed down in April because of the coronavirus, she posted her résumé online to look for a new job. She soon got…

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At U.S.A.I.D., Juggling Political Priorities and Pandemic Response

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus was spreading around the world, and officials at the United States Agency for International Development were anxious to rush humanitarian aid to nations in need. But…

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Viral Photo of a Man in a Pub Becomes Symbol of Ireland’s Pandemic Rules

A pint of Guinness. A half-eaten meal. And an alarm clock. All are laid out on a table in front of an older man as he gazes out the window…

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