At Least 68 Dead as Fire Erupts Amid Riot at Venezuela Jail

CARACAS, Venezuela — At least 68 people died when a fire erupted during a riot at a jail in the northern city of Valencia, the attorney general said late...

Pope Rejects Call for Apology to Canada’s Indigenous People

OTTAWA — Despite a personal appeal from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Roman Catholic Church has said that Pope Francis will not apologize for its role in a Canadian...

Chile and Its Scientists Protest Research on Tiny Mummy

Days after researchers announced that a tiny mummy once rumored to be an alien was actually a human infant, Chilean scientists condemned the new study as unethical and their...

They Were ‘Known Only to God.’ Now Argentina’s Falklands War Dead Are Named.

BUENOS AIRES — When Dalal Abd de Massad went to the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands this week it was the first time that she had hugged the...

Quebec City Mosque Gunman Pleads Guilty to Murder

MONTREAL — A former university student who killed six men at a mosque in Quebec City early last year pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Wednesday, hastening the...

Earliest Known Human Footprints in North America Found on Canadian Island

Big feet. Little feet. A heel here. A toe there. Stamped across the shoreline of Calvert Island, British Columbia, are 13,000-year-old human footprints that archaeologists believe to be the earliest...

José Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan Musical Visionary, Dies at 78

José Antonio Abreu, who brought free classical music lessons to children in some of Venezuela’s poorest areas, created a widely emulated system of youth orchestras and saw his protégé,...

Where Fear and Hope Collide: Images From Mexican Border, and Beyond

For nearly a decade, the photographer John Moore has traversed the Mexico-United States border, covering the story of immigration from all sides — American, Mexican, immigrant and border agent. His...

Michel Temer, Brazil’s Deeply Unpopular President, Signals Run for a New Term

RIO DE JANEIRO — Michel Temer, the deeply unpopular president of Brazil, signaled that he intends to seek a full term in October’s election, telling a newsmagazine in an...

Young Migrants’ Return to Mexico Is More ‘Exile’ Than Homecoming

MEXICO CITY — Lalo Aguilar was born in the Mexican border city of Juárez 29 years ago, carries a Mexican passport and lives in Mexico City. Yet he speaks...