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Top Vatican Official Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Quebec
A woman accused Cardinal Marc Ouellet, a member of Pope Francis’ inner circle, of inappropriately touching and kissing her.
Mexico Sees Its Energy Future in Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables
MEXICO CITY — On a recent scorching afternoon in his home state of Tabasco, the president of Mexico celebrated his government’s latest triumph: a new oil refinery. Though not yet operational, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hailed the refinery as a centerpiece in his grand campaign to secure Mexico’s energy independence. “We ignored the sirens’ song, the voices that predicted, in good faith, perhaps, the end of the oil age and the massive arrival of electric cars and renewable energies,” he told the cheering crowd. At a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about the need to move away from
Restaurants That Are Institutions as Much as Places to Dine
Throughout the pandemic, reporting assignments meant I was traveling more than most people. And when I was on the road, pandemic restrictions and just good sense meant that my meals came to be, by definition, takeout. While the pandemic is ongoing, I have gingerly started eating in restaurants again. And, in particular, I’ve resumed seeking out restaurants that are local institutions as much as they are places to grab a bite. Most of them, perhaps all of them, will never attract the attention of critics from the Michelin Guide. Their décor is usually modest, as are their prices. But all