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Iván Duque, a Young Populist, Is Elected Colombia’s President
Mr. Duque defeated a leftist rival by tapping into dissatisfaction with the economy and a contentious peace deal with rebels.
06/18/2018 12:34 AM
Did Mexico’s Revelry in World Cup Win Over Germany Cause an Earthquake?
A quake was “possibly because of mass jumping” — moments after the Mexican men’s soccer team scored a goal against powerhouse Germany.
06/18/2018 01:40 AM
At Least 17 Dead in Stampede at Graduation Party in Venezuela
Panic ensued when a tear-gas canister was thrown during a fight at a Venezuelan nightclub, the latest in a series of tragedies to befall the country.
06/16/2018 06:18 PM
‘Are We Still Friends?’ You Speak Out on Trump and Trudeau: The Canada Letter
This week’s newsletter for and about Canadians features their thoughts on President Trump’s attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and highlights from The Times’s coverage.
06/16/2018 01:14 AM
Stephen Reid, Gentleman Bank Robber Turned Writer, Dies at 68
Mr. Reid, a member of the Stop Watch Gang, later found success as a writer, but he was never able to fully leave his past behind.
06/16/2018 04:00 AM
A Clarinetist’s Girlfriend Didn’t Want Him to Leave. So She Crushed His Dreams.
He had a chance to study with a renowned professor. But his (now ex-) girlfriend intercepted a scholarship offer and turned it down.
06/16/2018 01:22 PM
Nicaragua Protests Take a New Turn: Empty Streets
The streets of Nicaragua’s major cities were deserted on Thursday as residents heeded an opposition alliance’s call for a one-day strike to demand President Daniel Ortega step down.
06/15/2018 12:56 AM
Workers Flee and Thieves Loot Venezuela’s Reeling Oil Giant
Our correspondent visited Venezuela to see whether the country could pull itself out of its economic free fall. The outlook was not encouraging.
06/14/2018 10:35 PM
Watch These Captivating Salsa Dancers, and Try Not to Break a Sweat
Watch these dancers, and join one of New York City’s biggest salsa parties.
06/14/2018 11:36 PM
Bid to Legalize Abortion in Argentina Clears First Hurdle in Congress
Argentina’s lower house narrowly approved a measure that would allow women to terminate pregnancies during the first 14 weeks.
06/14/2018 11:29 PM
‘Ruthless’ Mexican Candidate Goes Far. But Maybe Only So Far.
Ricardo Anaya’s ascent to the heights of Mexican politics has been fast and relentless. But his goal of the presidency may remain just out of reach.
06/14/2018 04:00 PM
Police in Chile Search Catholic Church Offices in Abuse Investigation
Investigators searched for documents related to an abuse scandal that has damaged the clergy’s reputation in the country.
06/14/2018 12:01 AM
World Cup Puts Mexico and U.S. in Rare Position These Days: ‘Unified’
Mexico is passionate about soccer so news that it, Canada and the U.S., will jointly host the 2026 tournament was greeted enthusiastically.
06/14/2018 03:21 PM
Trilobites: Aztec Turquoise Tiles May Solve a Mesoamerican Mystery
A recent geochemical analysis calls into question the idea of extensive contact between Mesoamerican and Southwest American cultures before the Spanish invaded.
06/13/2018 10:35 PM
Can the World Cup Restore Harmony Between Canada and the U.S.?
Some Canadians hope that as two of the tournament’s three co-hosts, the United States and Canada will use the opportunity to renew their close friendship.
06/14/2018 07:31 AM
Trilobites: Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science
As melting ice opens east Greenland to petroleum prospectors and cruises, scientists are rushing to study the noises made by a remote population of toothed whales.
06/13/2018 07:20 PM
News Analysis: For Trump, Power and Values Matter Less Than Dollars and Cents
In a tumultuous week overseas, President Trump set aside the usual concerns of American foreign policy and judged nations through a narrow business lens.
06/14/2018 12:00 AM
Update: Visiting Guatemala After a Deadly Eruption
After the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, many trips and hotel reservations have been canceled. But most of the country has been unaffected and remains open for tourism.
06/13/2018 06:53 PM
Heads Up: From Pyramids to Chocolate, Mexico City Through the Eyes of Children
Mexico City is known for its many cultural attractions and a flourishing cultural scene. But the capital city’s appeal as a family-friendly destination hasn’t come to the forefront until recently.
06/13/2018 02:49 PM
The 52 Places Traveler: Place 17 of 52: Cold and Remote Saskatoon Provides Its Own Warmth
Yes, the winters are long and brutal, but in warmer months this river-oriented metropolis is bursting with life — including celebrations of First Nations culture.
06/13/2018 09:15 PM
Cartel Leader Tied to El Chapo Gets Nearly 50 Years in Prison
Edgar Valdez Villarreal, who was born in the United States and whose doll-like looks earned him the moniker La Barbie, ruthlessly worked his way up the ranks, prosecutors said.
06/12/2018 11:37 AM
Trudeau’s Challenge: Managing Trump and Domestic Politics
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in a tough spot as he tries to salvage Canada’s most important trading relationship.
06/12/2018 05:19 AM
Brazil’s Spending on Public Safety Soared. So Did Violence.
A first-time study puts a price tag on the country’s epidemic of violence. The status quo, it concluded, is unaffordable and unsustainable.
06/12/2018 04:13 AM
Defying a Bully or Exchanging Views? G-7 Photos Tell Different Stories
While the photo of Germany’s chancellor in a tense face-off with President Trump dominated G-7 coverage, other photos show the same scene differently.
06/11/2018 06:42 PM