Armando Calderon Sol, Who Led El Salvador After War, Dies at 69

Armando Calderón Sol, the first president elected in El Salvador after 12 years of civil war, died on Monday in Houston. He was 69. His death, in a hospital, was...

Justin Trudeau and the Case of the ‘Star Wars’ Socks

The same day that President Trump hosted the Australian prime minister in New York aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a political meeting of a different sort took place further...

In Peru’s Deserts, Melting Glaciers Are a Godsend (Until They’re Gone)

VIRU, Peru — The desert blooms now. Blueberries grow to the size of Ping-Pong balls in nothing but sand. Asparagus fields cross dunes, disappearing over the horizon. The desert produce...

Hurricane Irma Heads Toward Dominican Republic After Devastating Barbuda

• The death toll from Hurricane Irma stood at 11 on Thursday morning, but the authorities warned that it would rise as communications improved. • The storm, one of the...

As Female Elk Age, They Learn to Evade Hunters

If you come across an old elk in southwestern Canada, chances are it is female. Though male elk, or bulls, rarely make it past 5 years old because they are...

Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths

A bridge under construction in a mountainous region of central Colombia has collapsed, throwing 10 workers about 900 feet to their deaths. The victims had been doing drainage work on...

Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — Caught quite literally in the middle of the international debate over the way the United States trades with its southern neighbor are two Texans...

2 American Families Are Mourned After Plane Crash in Costa Rica

The families had striking similarities: They lived in prosperous suburbs, had children in college, enjoyed exploring other cultures and were strongly involved in Jewish causes. Both families — the Steinbergs,...

President Bachelet of Chile Is the Last Woman Standing in the Americas

SANTIAGO, Chile — No one relished the milestone more than President Michelle Bachelet of Chile. For a few years, she and two other female leaders presided over much of South...

In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

RIO DE JANEIRO — For teachers in this seaside megacity, Rio de Janeiro’s surge in violence has meant making a life-or-death judgment call with unnerving frequency: deciding whether to...