Venezuela’s Two Legislatures Duel, but Only One Has Ammunition

CARACAS, Venezuela — The national legislature has not passed a law all year, and its members — those still willing to go through the motions of representative democracy —...

Women’s Hockey Rivals Prepare for the Olympics by Playing Each Other — Again and...

BOSTON — Three days after the United States women’s hockey team lost to Canada, 5-1, in an exhibition game here on Oct. 25, USA Hockey unexpectedly added Cayla Barnes,...

Bernie Sanders, Health Care and Hydro: The Canada Letter

When Bernie Sanders made his way to Toronto last weekend, Margot Sanger-Katz, a health policy reporter in The Times’s Washington bureau, tagged along. Her resulting article in The Upshot...

Venezuelan Debt Crisis Widens, With Power Company in Default

Venezuela showed new signs of a financial unraveling on Friday, as the state electricity company was declared in default. The announcement of the country’s first bond default came three days...

Pot Advertising, Leonard Cohen and Chimps: The Canada Letter

Legal recreational marijuana smoke wafts into Canadian skies in about eight months, a subject I wrote about this week. The authorities have a mound of details to work out...

Brazil Becomes Uber’s Latest Regulatory Battleground

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A few weeks after being banned in London, Uber, the titan of ride-sharing services, is waging a new high-stakes regulatory fight in Brazil, the company’s...

Richard Hambleton, ‘Shadowman’ of the ’80s Art Scene, Dies at 65

In the early 1980s, when graffiti seemed to be everywhere, hundreds of startling black-painted silhouettes appeared mysteriously on buildings on the Lower East Side and in other parts of...

‘It’s a Black Thing’: Offensive Quip Becomes a Rallying Cry in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Black Brazilians have reappropriated an insulting quip by a prominent television anchorman, using his words — “It’s a black thing” — to draw attention to...

Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

Lynn Gehl’s grandmother belonged to the Pikwakanagan First Nation, one of hundreds of indigenous groups in Canada whose members are entitled to specific services and legal rights. But Ms....

Puerto Rico on Her Mind: How to Help a Stricken Island Called Home

For two weeks after the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September, Frances Westerman, a retiree from Kent in northwestern Connecticut, said she got information from Puerto Rico only in...