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A Crime that Cannot Be Pardoned

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS On Thursday, Aug. 25, the international streaming platform Netflix released a controversial true-crime series titled “A Kidnapping Scandal: The Florence Cassez Affair,” which tried to clear the name of the French citizen Florence Cassez and her longtime Mexican boyfriend Israel Vallarta Cisneros, both of whom were arrested in 2005 and charged with possession of illegal firearms, involvement

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Envoy’s Wife Offers Virtual Magic Carpet Tour of Jordan

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS With the exception of a tour of the Nabataean stone city of Petra and a trek through the red sand dunes of Wadi Rum’s red desert landscape, Huda Tal, wife of Jordanian Ambassador to Mexico Mohammad Mustafa Cyel Mustafa Wahbi Tal, managed to transform the garden of her Lomas de Chapultepec home into a whirlwind magic carpet

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Into the Caucuses

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS BAKU, Azerbaijan — Tourism is a relatively new industry in Azerbaijan. Despite the fact that the tiny, landlocked republic can lay claim to three separate UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the medieval walled city of Old Baku, with its mysterious and emblematic Maiden Tower and the Palace of King Shirvanshah, built in the 15th century; the incomparable

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