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Pope Francis Lands in Ecuador on 3-Nation Tour of Latin America

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:13 GMT

Francis brings his message of a church in transformation to a heavily Catholic region, and is expected to address the themes he wrote about in his encyclical on the environment.

ISIS and the Lonely Young American

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:21:58 GMT

For months, Alex had been growing closer to a new group of friends online — the kindest she had ever had — who were teaching her what it meant to be a Muslim.

Argentine Judges Allowed to Resign After Child Abuse Ruling

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:32:39 GMT

The two judges had cut a convicted child abuser’s sentence in half because they claimed the 6-year-old victim had displayed homosexual tendencies.

Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:19:04 GMT

Many in the Dominican Republic favor being part of a trend of tightening immigration. But for some, it means facing some difficult choices.

Pope Francis’ Visit to Latin America Will Test His Ability to Keep Catholics in the Fold

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:03:45 GMT

The pontiff’s roots in Argentina and his championing of the poor are considered vital to stemming the decline of the church’s vast base in the region.

Calls to Oust Ecuador’s President Flare Before Visit by the Pope

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:30:50 GMT

Ecuador’s government and opposition have both been using Francis’ imminent arrival to get their messages across, spurring complaints that a historic event is being politicized.

The Dominican Time Bomb

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:19:21 GMT

The Dominican Republic hasn’t yet acted on its plans to expel hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent. But the worst may be yet to come.

Mexico City Journal: And Now, What Mexico Thinks of Donald Trump

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:34:06 GMT

Mr. Trump’s disparaging remarks about immigrants, delivered while announcing his candidacy to be America’s next president, managed to galvanize the disparate populations of Mexico, both social and political.

Cubans Greet Latest Step in U.S. Thaw With Hope Tempered by Reality

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:31:11 GMT

As Washington and Havana announced plans to reopen embassies, Cubans pondered, with a mix of hope and skepticism, how the changes would affect their daily lives.

Global Climate Pact Gains Momentum as China, U.S. and Brazil Detail Plans

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:37:17 GMT

President Obama and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil pledged to increase the use of wind and solar power, and Brazil said it would restore nearly 30 million acres of Amazon rain forest.

Dilma Rousseff of Brazil Visits U.S. Amid Turbulence at Home

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:35:25 GMT

Fixing Ms. Rousseff relationship with the United States and wooing American investors are widely seen as vital to Brazil’s recovery.

U.S. and Cuba Agree to Reopen Embassies, Officials Say

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:07:42 GMT

The United States and Cuba will announce an agreement to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, formally restoring diplomatic relations, according to administration officials.

Dirty Water and Open Defecation Threaten Gains in Child Health

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:48:40 GMT

A report by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund says that one in three people in the world have no sanitation facilities.

Córdoba Journal: Argentine City Aims to Stand Out With Rebellious Spirit (and Coke) in a Cup

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:55:57 GMT

Residents of Córdoba, a city of 1.3 million in the interior, pride themselves on doing things differently from their countrymen — even at the bar.

Memo From Argentina: Some Fear Departing Argentine President Has No Plans of Really Leaving

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:46:54 GMT

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s second term ends in December, but she has already endorsed a successor she hopes to influence, experts say.

On ISIS’ Terms: Courting a Young American

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:40:49 GMT

For months, Alex had been growing closer to a new group of friends online – the kindest she had ever had – who were teaching her what it meant to be a Muslim.

The Saturday Profile: Working Within the System to Disrupt Brazilian Politics

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:12:56 GMT

Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a Harvard philosopher born in Brazil and raised in Manhattan, has settled into a career as an appointed public figure charged with fostering long-term thinking about Brazil.

World Briefing: Colombia: 2 Crash Survivors Are Found

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 01:52:46 GMT

A woman who survived a plane crash with her baby was rescued after four days lost in the jungle.

Colombia Military Accused of Deception on Civilian Deaths

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 04:00:01 GMT

Human Rights Watch says Colombian prosecutors face numerous obstacles in trying to hold high-level officials in the armed forces accountable for killings, in which civilians are presented as armed insurgents.

World Briefing: Colombia: 17 Are Indicted in U.S. on Cocaine Trafficking Charges

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 02:36:12 GMT

Members and associates of one of Colombia’s largest and most influential narcotics cartels, including its founder and current leader, have been indicted on drug trafficking charges.