MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it had called off the search for survivors from last week’s capsizing of a vessel carrying Haitian migrants that left at least 11 dead. The vessel was spotted on Thursday north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico, carrying an “undetermined” number of people. The Coast Guard rescued 38, two of them citizens of the Dominican Republic. “Our most heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and loved ones…"Coast Guard calls off search for survivors from capsized Haitian migrant vessel"
MEXICO CITY – Colombia’s presidential front-runner Gustavo Petro wants, if he wins later this month, to stop all new oil exploration and move his country to a greener future. That lines him up with Chile’s recently-elected President Gabriel Boric, a Millennial who has also pledged to take a firm stance on tackling climate change. As Latin America sees a resurgent ‘pink tide’ – with most of the region set to be headed by leftists by…"How the new Latin America left is seeking a greener future"
MANAMA -Saudi Arabia is on track to lift oil production capacity by more than 1 million barrels per day to over 13 million barrels bpd by the end of 2026 or start of 2027, the energy minister said on Monday. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told an energy conference in Bahrain that production could be maintained at that level once it was reached should market demand require it. The prince also said all upstream investments would…"Saudi Arabia on track to hit oil output of over 13 million bpd by 2027 -minister"
– Shanghai set out plans on Monday for the return of more normal life from June 1 and the end of a painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks and contributed to a sharp slowdown in China’s economic activity. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals for a case tracker and summary of news. EUROPE * Russia will promptly consider any request from North Korea for COVID-19 vaccine supplies, Kremlin…"Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus"
SAO PAULO – The Royal Society scientific academy has elected climate scientist Carlos Nobre, a leading researcher studying the Amazon rainforest, as its first Brazilian member since the country’s Emperor Dom Pedro II joined the group in the 1800s. Nobre has studied the Amazon for decades and was an early proponent of the theory that rapid deforesation is pushing the world’s largest rainforest toward a tipping point after which the biome could dry out into…"Royal Society names climate scientist first Brazilian member since 1800s"
GUARAPUAVA, Brazil – Far from the bomb blasts and constant sirens in her ruined home city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, eight-year-old Arina Hashlova practices her gymnastics routine daily at her new school in Brazil. In a nearby apartment, a Ukrainian family says grace before a meal of cabbage salad, rice and fish, grateful for the food and safe haven Brazil provided them 7,000 miles from Kherson, the Black Sea port taken by Russian troops.…"Brazil’s Ukrainian diaspora offers familiar comforts for homesick refugees"
MEXICO CITY – A military convoy in the Mexican state of Michoacan did not confront the members of a drug cartel who chased them out of town in broad daylight “to avoid deaths,” the country’s president said Thursday. “Some used (the incident) to say what kind of country we live in (…) that there was no authority, how could the Army have been humiliated this way,” said President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a regular…"Mexico president says soldiers did not confront cartel ‘to avoid deaths’"
BENGALURU – Athletics may not need a marquee personality with the speed and charisma to take over from Usain Bolt as fresh faces at the top of the sprint podium can be equally exciting for fans, former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin said on Thursday. Jamaican Bolt kept the sport afloat in an era blighted by doping scandals as he won sprint doubles at three consecutive Olympics and multiple world titles before retiring in 2017. “We’re…"Athletics-Gatlin excited by new talent emerging from Bolt shadow"
– Lionel Messi was the world’s highest-paid athlete over the last year, according to the annual Forbes list released on Wednesday that had the Paris Saint-Germain forward ahead of the NBA’s LeBron James and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi earned $130 million, a figure which includes $55 million of endorsements, during the 12-month period ended May 1, 2022, to sit atop the list of the 10 highest-paid athletes a year after finishing second to Irish…"Sport-Messi tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list"
MEXICO CITY – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has stopped stationing a plane in Mexico for anti-narcotics operations for the first time in decades after Mexican officials rescinded its parking spot, three sources said. The withdrawal of the aircraft is a new hit to joint cooperation against drug crime which has frayed in recent years under Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The DEA has had its own aircraft based at Toluca near Mexico…"Exclusive-U.S. anti-drugs agency pulls plane from Mexico in fresh cooperation blow"