P.R.I. Closes In on Narrow Victory in State of Mexico Governor’s Race

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s most powerful political party was on the verge of a narrow victory in the race for the governorship of the nation’s most populous state, according...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Venezuela’s Most-Wanted Rebel Shared His Story, Just Before Death

The end had come for Óscar Pérez. Blood streamed down the rebel’s face. His men were fighting behind cabinets and ovens as the Venezuelan government closed in on their hide-out....

‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Emerges From the Oil Sands of Alberta

The animal probably died as it lived — defying predators with its heavy armor and size — and after 110 million years, its face remains frozen in a ferocious...

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,...

D.E.A. Says Hondurans Opened Fire During a Drug Raid. A Video Suggests Otherwise.

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has for five years steadfastly defended the behavior of its agents in a late-night drug seizure carried out with Honduran forces on the...